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to such warrants shall vest in his widow, if there be one; and if there be no widow, then in the heirs or legatees of the claimant; and all military bounty-land warrants is
tels, and may be conveyed by assignment of such widow, heirs, or legatees, or by the legal representatives of the deceased claimant, for the use of such heirs or legatees
terfeiting, or pass
Forging, coun. SEC. 5420. Every person who falsely makes, alters, ing military boun. forges, or counterfeits any military bounty-land warrant tyhand warrants, or military bounty-land warrant certificate issued or pur8., 381. porting to have been issued by the Commissioner of
Pensions under any act of Congress, or any certificate of location of any military bounty-land warrant, or any duplicate thereof, or military bounty-land warrant certificate upon any of the lands of the United States, or any certificate of the purchase of any of the lands of the United States, or any duplicate certificate of the purchase of any of the lands of the United States, or any receipt for the purchase money of any of the lands of the United States, or any duplicate receipt for the purchase money of any lands of the United States, issued or purporting to have been issued by the register and receiver at any land office of the United States, or by either of them, or who passes, utters, or publishes as true any false, forged, or counterfeited military bounty-land warrant, military bounty-land warrant certificate, certificate of location, or duplicate certificate of location, certificate of purchase, duplicate certificate of purchase, receipt or duplicate receipt for the purchase money of any of the lands of the United States, knowing the same to be false or forged, shall be imprisoned at hard labor not less than three years nor more than 10 years.
ACTS OF CONGRESS PASSED SUBSEQUENT TO THE
An Act To withdraw certain public lands from private entry, and for
Withdrawal Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
ate on of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Missouri ex- That from and after the passage of this act no public cepted.
lands of the United States, except those in the State of
An Act To provide for the location and satisfaction of outstanding mili
tary bounty-land warrants and certificates of location under section three of the act approved June second, eighteen hundred and fiftyeight.
warrants and in
cates receivable for certain land
act of Ctisfied militho be America
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives Bounty-land of the United States of America in Congress assembled, demnity "certifThat in addition to the benefits now given thereto by law, all unsatisfied military bounty-land warrants under any entries. act of Congress, and unsatisfied indemnity certificates of location under the act of Congress approved June second, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, whether heretofore or hereafter issued, shall be receivable at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre in payment or part payment for any lands entered under the desert-land law of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, entitled "An act to provide for the sale of desert lands in certain States and Territories," and the amendments thereto; the timber-culture law of March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, entitled "An act to encourage the growth of timber on the western prairies,” and the amendments thereto; the timber and stone law of June third, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, entitled “An act for the sale of timber lands in the States of California, Oregon, Nebraska, and Washington Territory,'' and the amendments thereto; or for lands which may be Indian lands sold at public auction, except such lands as shall have ex been purchased from any Indian tribe within ten years last past.
Approved, December 13, 1894 (28 Stat., 594.)
NOTE.-It will be observed that section 2415 provides for the location of military bounty-land warrants on lands subject to private entry. The act of March 2, 1889, provides that no lands shall be subject to private entry except those in the State of Missouri. It, therefore, . follows that such warrants can be located only in Missouri, but there is practically no public land left in that State. They may be used, however, at $1.25 per acre as provided for by the act of December 13, 1894, and also in the commutation of homestead entries.
Page. For the selection, under the Carey Act, of lands containing
coal, oil, phosphate, etc., see these subjects under “Home
steads”.................................................... 87, 90 For selections embraced in withdrawn areas, see “Withdrawal of
lands”.................................................... 391 Act of August 18, 1894 (28 Stat., 422)—Grant of 1,000,000 acres
of desert land to States irrigating within 10 years—Plan of
Limit of 160 acres to one person....
lien on land for cost of reclamation, but United States not
begin to run from date of approval of application-May be
extended 5 years .......
ern Ute Indian Reservation, Colo., on payment of $1.25
per acre ................
in Idaho and Wyoming ..
Mexico and Arizona ...
Ute Indian Reservation, Colo., on payment of $1.25 per
for 12 months lands for which State proposes to make appli
$1.25 per acre.....................
Bridger Military Reservation, Wyo ..
sale there therein, anates in
Extract from the sundry civil appropriation act, approved August 18,
1894 (28 Stat., 422). SEC. 4. That to aid the public-land States in the reclamation of the desert lands therein, and the settlement, cultivation, and sale thereof in small tracts to actual settlers, the Secretary of the Interior, with the approval of the President, be, and hereby is, authorized
and empowered, upon proper application of the State, Grants to States to contract and agree, from time to time, with each of the
States in which there may be situated desert lands as defined by the act entitled An act to provide for the sale of desert land in certain States and Territories," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventyseven, and the act amendatory thereof, approved March
Plan of proposed irrigation to
third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, binding the United States to donate, grant, and patent to the State, free of cost for survey or price, such desert lands, not exceeding one million acres in each State, as the State may cause to be irrigated, reclaimed, occupied, and not less than twenty acres of each one hundred and sixty acre tract cultivated by actual settlers, within ten years next after the passage of this act, as thoroughly as is required of citizens who may enter under the said desert-land law.
Before the application of any State is allowed or any Pla contract or agreement is executed or any segregation of be filed. any of the land from the public domain is ordered by the Secretary of the Interior, the State shall file a map of the said land proposed to be irrigated which shall exhibit a plan showing the mode of the contemplated irrigation and which shall be sufficient to thoroughly irrigate and reclaim said land and prepare it to raise ordinary agricultural crops and shall also show the source of the water to be used for irrigation and reclamation, and the Secretary of the Interior may make necessary regulations for the Regulations. reservation of the lands applied for by the States to date from the date of the filing of the map and plan of irrigation, but such reservation shall be of no force whatever if such map and plan of irrigation shall not be approved. That any State contracting under this section is hereby au- Contracts authorized to make all necessary contracts to cause the said lands to be reclaimed, and to induce their settlement and cultivation in accordance with and subject to the provisions of this section; but the State shall not be authorized to lease any of said lands or to use or dispose of the same in any way whatever, except to secure their reclamation, cultivation, and settlement.
As fast as any State may furnish satisfactory proof, Issue of patents according to such rules and regulations as may be pre- claimed. scribed by the Secretary of the Interior, that any of said lands are irrigated, reclaimed, and occupied by actual settlers, patents shall be issued to the State or its assigns for said lands so reclaimed and settled: Provided, That said States shall not sell or dispose of more than one hundred and sixty acres of said lands to any one person, and any surplus of money derived by any State from the sale of said lands in excess of the cost of their reclamation shall be held as a trust fund for and be applied to the reclamation of other desert lands in such State. That to enable the Secretary of the Interior to examine any of the lands that may be selected under the provisions of this section there is hereby appropriated, out of any moneys in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, $1,000. Extract from the sundry civil appropriation act, approved June 11,
- 1896 (29 Stat., 434). That under any law heretofore or hereafter enacted by Arid lands. any State, providing for the reclamation of arid lands, in pursuance and acceptance of the terms of the grant made
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Limit to person.
in section four of an act entitled "An act making appropriations for the sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen
hundred and ninety-five," approved August eighteenth, Lion for ex• eighteen hundred and ninety-four, a lien or liens is hereby
authorized to be created by the State to which such lands are granted, and by no other authority whatever, and when created shall be valid on and against the separate legal subdivisions of land reclaimed, for the actual cost and necessary expenses of reclamation and reasonable interest thereon from the date of reclamation until disposed of to actual settlers; and when an ample supply of water is actually furnished in a substantial ditch or canal,
or by artesian wells or reservoirs, to reclaim a particular Patents to tract or tracts of such lands, then patents shall issue for
the same to such State without regard to settlement or
cultivation: Provided, That in no event, in no contined States gency, and under no circumstances shall the United
States be in any manner directly or indirectly liable for any amount of any such lien or liability, in whole or in part.
Extract from the sundry civil appropriation act, approved March 3,
1901 (31 Stat., 1188).
SEC. 3. That section four of the act of August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, entitled "An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and for other purposes,” is hereby amended so that the ten years' period within which any State shall cause the lands applied for under said act to be irrigated and reclaimed, as provided
in said section as amended by the act of June eleventh, when time eighteen hundred and ninety-six, shall begin to run from tion, etc. by the date of approval by the Secretary of the Interior of Stato' bogins to the State's application for the segregation of such lands;
Failure to re- and if the State fails within said ten years to cause the claim, etc.
whole or any part of the lands so segregated to be so irri
gated and reclaimed, the Secretary of the Interior may, Restoration to in his discretion, continue said segregation for a period of
not exceeding five years, or may, in his discretion, restore
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives
of the United States of America in Congress assembled, Colorado grant. That the provisions of section four of "An act making southorn. Uto appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Govern
ment for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, and for other purposes," approved August eighteenth, eighteen hundred and ninetyfour, and the acts amendatory thereof, approved June
ed desert lands in