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An Act To amend an act entitled “An act to forfeit certain lands hereto

fore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads,

and for other purposes." Forfeited. un. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives earned railroad lands.

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an act entitled “An act to forfeit certain lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of

railroads, and for other purposes,” approved September Extension

Of 29, 1890, be, and the same is hereby, amended so that the homestead en period within which settlers, purchasers, and others under

the provisions of said act may make application to purchase lands forfeited thereby, or to make or move to perfect any homestead entries which are preserved or author-,

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the passage of the act, shall begin to run from the date of the promulgation by the Commissioner of the General Land Office of the instructions to the officers of the local

land offices for their direction in the disposition of said Railroad rights. lands: Provided, That nothing herein shall extend any

time or enlarge any rights given by said act to any railroad company.

Approved, February 18, 1891 (26 Stat., 764).

An Ast To amend an act entitled "An act to forfeit certain lands hereto

fore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads and for other purposes," approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen

hundred and ninety, and the several acts amendatory thereof. Forfeited land Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives grants.

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section three of an act entitled "An act to forfeit certain lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads, and for other purposes," approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and

ninety, and the several acts amendatory thereof, be, and Rights of set the same is, amended so as to extend the time within tlers to purchase

which persons entitled to purchase lands forfeited by said act shall be permitted to purchase the same, in the quantities and upon the terms provided in said section, at any

time prior to January first, eighteen hundred and ninetyAdverse claims. seven: Provided, That nothing herein contained shall be

so construed as to interfere with any adverse claim that may have attached to the lands or any part thereof.

Approved, December 12, 1893 (28 Stat., 15).

extended.

An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to amend an act entitled 'An

act to forfeit certain lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads, and for other purposes,' approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and the

several acts amendatory thereof." · Forfeited land Be it enacted bu the Senate and House of Representatives grants.

of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That “An act to amend an act entitled 'An act to forfeit certain lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding

in the construction of railroads, and for other purposes,' approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and the several acts amendatory thereof," approved December twelfth, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows: “That section three of an act entitled 'An act to forfeit, Right of set

tlers to purchase certain lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding extended. in the construction of railroads, and for other purposes, approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and the several acts amendatory thereof, be, and the same is, amended so as to extend the time within which persons entitled to purchase lands forfeited by said act shall be permitted to purchase the same, in the quantities and upon the terms provided in said section, at any time prior to January first, eighteen hundred and ninetyseven: Provided, That actual residence upon the lands by Actual rosipersons claiming the right to purchase the same shall not quired. be required where such lands have been fenced, cultivated, or otherwise improved by such claimants, and such

mo persons shall be permitted to purchase two or more Limit

Limit of purtracts of such lands by legal subdivisions, whether contiguous or not, but not exceeding three hundred and twenty acres in the aggregate.”

Approved, January 23, 1896 (29 Stat., 4).

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An Act To amend an act entitled "An act to forfeit certain lands here

tofore granted for the purpose of aiding in the construction of railroads, and for other purposes," approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and the several acts amendatory thereof.

tlers to purchase

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Forfeited land of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That Right of setsection three of an act entitled “An act to forfeit certain extended utwo lands heretofore granted for the purpose of aiding in the years. construction of railroads, and for other purposes," approved September twenty-ninth, eighteen hundred and ninety, and the several acts amendatory thereof, be, and the same is, amended so as to extend the time within which persons entitled to purchase lands forfeited by said act shall be permitted to purchase the same, in the quantities and upon the terms provided in said section and the amendments thereto, at any time prior to January first, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine: Provided, Thať noth- Adverse claim. ing herein contained shall be so construed as to interfere with any adverse claim that may have attached to the lands or any part thereof.

Approved, February 18, 1897 (29 Stat., 535)...

An Act To withdraw certain public lands from private entry, and for

other purposes.

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railroad

Price of for. Sec. 4. That the price of all sections and parts of seclands.

tions of the public lands within the limits of the portions of the several grants of lands to aid in the construction of railroads which have been heretofore and which may hereafter be forfeited, which were by the act making such grants or have since been increased to the double minimum price, and also of all lands within the limits of any such railroad grant, but not embraced in such grant, lying adjacent to and coterminous with the portions of the line of any such railroad which shall not be completed at the date of this act, is hereby fixed at one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre.

Approved, March 2, 1889 (25 Stat., 854).

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For townsites within Government reclamation projects, see "Townsites” ..................

Townsites".............................................
Act of June 17, 1902 (32 Stat., 388)-Reclamation of arid lands-

Construction of works—Withdrawal and restoration of lands-
Water-right charges-Lands in private ownership-Interstate

streams.........
Act of February 8,1905 (33 Stat.,706)—Use of stone and timber

on public lands for irrigation work Act of March 3, 1905 (33°Stat., 1032, --Proceeds from sales of

materials to go to reclamation fund........ Act of April 16, 1906 (34 Stat., 116-Lease of surplus power.. Act of June 12, 1906 (34 Stat., 259)-Reclamation act extended

to Texas ......... Act of June 27, 1906 (34 Stat., 519)Minimum area for entry

Extension of time for submitting proof on desert entries.... Act of April 30, 1908 (35 Stat., 85) - Irrigation of Indian allot

ments... Act of June 23, 1910 (36 Stat., 592)—Assignment of completed

entries............ Act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat., 835)-$20,000,000 appropriated

No entries allowed until unit and charges are fixed.......... Act of June 25, 1910 (36 Stat., 864)-Leave of absence.......... Act of February 2, 1911 (36 Stat., 895)—Sale of lands not needed

for irrigation purposes............ Act of February 13, 1911 (36 Stat., 902)—Withdrawal and

changes of public notices authorized..... Act of February 18, 1911 (36 Stat., 917)-Lands entered prior

to June 25, 1910, and relinquished, subject to entry........ Act of February 21, 1911 (36 Stat., '925)-Contracts to sell or

convey water authorized......
Act of February 24, 1911 (36 Stat., 930)—Lease of surplus power.
Act of April 30, 1912 (37 Stat., 105)-Leave of absence........
Act of July 24, 1912 (37 Stat., 200)-Desert-land entrymen may

assign........
Act of August 9, 1912 (37 Stat., 265)-Patents may issue on 'cer-

tain conditions....... Act of August 26, 1912 (37 Stat., 610)—Patents on desert-land

entries ..............................................::::: Act of August 13, 1914 (38 Stat., 686)—Extension of time within

which to pay water-right charges-Penalties for non paymentReclamation requirements—When lands subject to entryNew projects—Assignment of excess farm units-Acceptance

of act...........: Act of October 5, 1914 (38 Stat., 727)-Withdrawal of lands for

country parks and community centers..... Act of March 4, 1915 (38 Stat., 1215)— Entries in lieu of lands not

irrigable....

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An Act Appropriating the receipts from the sale and disposal of public

lands in certain States and Territories to the construction of irrigation works for the reclamation of arid lands. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Irrigation; rec

E lamation fund esof the United States of America in Congress assembled, tablished from That all moneys received from the sale and disposal of land receipts. public lands in Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Kansas, Montana, Nebraska, Nevada, New Mexico,

certain public

ricultural colleges.

North Dakota, Oklahoma, Oregon, South Dakota, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming, beginning with the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and one,

including the surplus of fees and commissions in excess Exception. of allowances to registers and receivers, and excepting

the five per centum of the proceeds of the sales of public lands in the above States set aside by law for educational and other purposes, shall be, and the same are hereby, reserved, set aside, and appropriated as a special fund in the Treasury to be known as the “reclamation fund, to be used in the examination and survey for and the construction and maintenance of irrigation works for the storage, diversion, and development of waters for the reclamation of arid and semiarid lands in the said States

and Territories, and for the payment of all other expendiSupport of ag- tures provided for in this act: Provided, That in case the

receipts from the sale and disposal of public lands other than those realized from the sale and disposal of lands referred to in this section are insufficient to meet the requirements for the support of agricultural colleges in the several States and Territories, under the act of August thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, entitled “An act to apply a portion of the proceeds of the public lands to the more complete endowment and support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic arts, established under the provisions of an act of Congress

approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-two," Deficiency.

the deficiency, if any, in the sum necessary for the support of the said colleges shall be provided for from any

moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated. Location and SEC. 2. That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby irrigation works. authorized and directed to make examinations and sur

veys for, and to locate and construct, as herein provided, irrigation works for the storage, diversion, and development of waters, including artesian wells, and to report

to Congress at the beginning of each regular session as to Estimates of the results of such examinations and surveys, giving esti

mates of cost of all contemplated works, the quantity and location of the lands which can be irrigated therefrom, and all facts relative to the practicability of each irrigation project; also the cost of works in process of construc

tion as well as of those which have been completed. Lands with SEC. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior shall, before

giving the public notice provided for in section four of this act, withdraw from public entry the lands required for

any irrigation works contemplated under the provisions Restoration:... of this act, and shall restore to public entry any of the

lands so withdrawn when, in his judgment, such lands are not required for the purposes of this act; and the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized, at or immediately prior to the time of beginning the surveys for any contemplated irrigation works, to withdraw from entry, except under the homestead laws, any public lands

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