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NEBRASKA.—Omaba Indian Reservation.-Act of May 11, 1912 (37 Stat., 111).

NEVADA.–Pyramid Lake Indian Reservation.— Act of April 21, 1904 (33 Stat., 225).

NORTH DAKOTA.–Fort Berthold Indian Reservation.—Act of June 1, 1910 (36 Stat., 455).

NORTH DAKOTA AND SOUTH DAKOTA.—Standing Rock Indian Reservation.—Act of February 14, 1913 (37 Stat., 675).

Cheyenne River and Standing Rock Indian Reservations.-Act of May 29, 1908 (35 Stat., 460).

SOUTH DAKOTA.—Rosebud Indian Reservation.Act of March 2, 1907 (34 Stat., 1230).

Pine Ridge Indian Reservation.-Act of May 27, 1910 (36 Stat., 440).

Rosebud Indian Reservation.—Act of May 30, 1910 (36 Stat., 448).

OREGON.—Siletz Indian Reservation.—Act of May 13, 1910 (36 Stat., 367).

WASHINGTON.- Colville Indian Reservation.—Act of March 22, 1906 (34 Stat., 80).

Yakima Indian Reservation.—Act of December 21, 1904 (33 Stat., 595); act of March 6, 1906 (34 Stat., 53); act of May 6, 1910 (36 Stat., 348).


See the Kinkaid Act under “Homesteads."
Act of March 28, 1912 (37 Stat., 77)—Sale of isolated tracts—Moun-

tainous or rough land.
Act of April 30, 1912 (37 Stat., 105)—Surface of coal lands.

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An Act To amend section twenty-four hundred and fifty-five of the

Revised Statutes of the United States relating to isolated tracts of public land.

Isolated tracts. Sales at auction

and eat tract or section while after di

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section twenty-four hundred and fifty-five of the Revised Statutes of the United States be amended to read as follows:

"SEC. 2455. It shall be lawful for the Commissioner s Isolated tracts. of the General Land Office to order into market and sell authorized. at public auction, at the land office of the district in which the land is situated, for not less than one dollar and twenty-five cents an acre, any isolated or disconnected tract or parcel of the public domain not exceeding one-quarter section which, in his judgment, it would be proper to expose for sale after at least thirty days' notice by the land officers of the district in which such land may be situated: Provided, That any legal sub- Mountainous or

rough lands to addivisions of the public land, not exceeding one-quarter joining owners. section, the greater part of which is mountainous or too rough for cultivation, may, in the discretion of said commissioner, be ordered into the market and sold pursuant to this act upon the application of any person who owns lands or holds a valid entry of lands adjoining such tract, regardless of the fact that such tract may not be isolated or disconnected within the meaning of this act: Provided further, That this act shall not defeat any vested right which has already attached under any pending entry or location.

Approved, March 28, 1912 (37 Stat., 77).

Vested rights.

An Act To supplement the act of June twenty-second, nineteen hun

dred and ten, entitled “An act to provide for agricultural entries on coal lands."

face of coal lands

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That from and after the passage of this act unreserved Disposal of surpublic lands of the United States, exclusive of Alaska, to states which have been withdrawn or classified as coal lands or are valuable for coal shall, in addition to the classes of entries or filings described in the act of Congress

tract laws

approved June twenty-second, nineteen hundred and ten, entitled “An act to provide for agricultural entries on coal lands,” be subject to selection by the several States within whose limits the lands are situate, under

grants made by Congress, and to disposition, in the disMay be sold cretion of the Secretary of the Interior, under the laws und er isolated

providing for the sale of isolated or disconnected tracts

of public lands, but there shall be a reservation to the Reservation of United States of the coal in all such lands so selected or

'sold and of the right to prospect for, mine, and remove the same in accordance with the provisions of said act of June twenty-second, nineteen hundred and ten, and such lands shall be subject to all the conditions and limitations of said act.

Approved, April 30, 1912 (37 Stat., 105).




Revised Statutes, Secs. 2248-2255—-When land offices may be

discontinued by the Secretary of the Interior--Continued -.Continued by the President-Change of boundaries-Allowance of rent and clerk hire.....

:....... Act of March 3, 1877 (19 Stat., 315)—Entry of land in States

where no land offices...... Act of August 5, 1892 (27 Stat., 368)Consolidation of land

offices by Secretary of Interior....





office may be con

S., 455.

SEC. 2248. Whenever the quantity of public land re- When land.

office may be dismaining unsold in any land-district is reduced to a continued by number of acres less than one hundred thousand, it shall interior. by the duty of the Secretary of the Interior to discon- June 12, 1840, tinue the land-office of such district; and if any land in any such district remains unsold at the time of the discontinuance of a land-office, the same shall be subject to sale at some one of the existing land-offices most convenient to the district in which the land-office has been discontinued, of which the Secretary of the Interior shall give notice.

SEC. 2249. The Secretary of the Interior may con- When land. tinue any land-district in which is situated the seat of tinued by Secrogovernment of any of the States, and may continue the terior. land-office in such district, notwithstanding the quantity of land unsold in such district may not amount to one hundred thousand acres, when, in his opinion, such continuance is required by public convenience, or in order to close the land-system in such State.

SEC. 2250. Whenever the cost of collecting the revenue When land. from the sales of the public lands in any land-district is nexed to adjacent as much as one-third of the whole amount of revenue President. collected in such district, it may be lawful for the Presi- Mch...3, 1853, dent, if, in his opinion, not incompatible with the public interest, to discontinue the land-office in such district, and to annex the same to some other adjoining landdistrict.

SEC. 2251. The President is authorized to change the Change of localocation of the land-offices in the several land-districts office by the established by law, and to relocate the same from time to Mch. 13, 1853, time at such point in the district as he deems expedient. 10 9., 204; Mch. 3,

SEC. 2252. Upon the recommendation of the Commis- Discontinuance sioner of the General Land-Office, approved by the the President." Secretary of the Interior, the President may order the May..30. 1862, discontinuance of any land-office and the transfer of any *** of its business and archives to any other land-office within the same State or Territory.

office may be an

district by the

10 S., 189.

tion of land.

1853, 10 S., 244.

of land office by

12 S., 409.

pour persons in his opinithout autistricts. division of boris

16 S., 171.

hchange of SEC. 2253. The President is authorized to change and land-districts by re-establish the boundaries of land-districts whenever, "June 29, 1870, in his opinion, the public interests will be subserved

thereby, without authority to increase the number of

land-offices or land-districts. Business SEC. 2254. In case of the division of existing landoriginal district in case of change of districts by the erection of new ones, or by a change of boundaries.

* 1872. boundaries by the President, all business in such original 17 8., 192.' districts shall be entertained and transacted without

prejudice or change, until the offices in the new districts are duly opened by public announcement under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior. All sales or disposals of the public lands heretofore regularly made at any land-office, after such lands have been made part of another district by any act of Congress, or by any act of the President, are confirmed, provided the same are free

from conflict with prior valid rights. Allowance of SEC. 2255. The Secretary of the Interior is authorized clerk hire for con to make a reasonable allowance for office-rent for each solidated land- consolidated land-office; and when satisfied of the necesFeb. 18, 1861, 12 sity therefor, to approve the employment by the register

of one or more clerks, at a reasonable per-diem compensation, for such time as such clerical force is absolutely required to keep up the current public business, which clerical force shall be paid out of the surplus fees authorized to be charged by section, twenty-two hundred and thirty-nine, if any, and if no surplus exists, then out of the appropriation for incidental expenses of district landoffices; but no clerk shall be so paid unless his employment has been first sanctioned by the Secretary of the Interior.


S., 131.



Extract from the legislative appropriation act, approved March 3,

1877 (19 Stat., 315). Public lands in That public lands situated in States in which there are States where no land-offices; entry no land offices may be entered at the General Land of, etc.

Office, subject to the provisions of law touching the entry
of public lands; and that the necessary proofs and affi-
davits required in such cases may be made before some
officer competent to administer oaths, whose official
character shall be duly certified by the clerk of a court
of record; and moneys received by the Commissioner of
the General Land Office for lands entered by cash entry
shall be covered into the Treasury.
Extract from the sundry civil appropriation act, approved August 5,

1892 (27 Stat., 368). Consolidation And it shall be the duty of the Secretary of the Interior

S. to consolidate the district land offices where practicable

and consistent with the public interests.


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