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taries of the Interior, Agriculture, and War to institutions which they may deem properly qualified to conduct such examination, excavation, or gathering, subject to such rules and regulations as they may prescribe: Provided, The examinations, excavations, and gather- Preservation in ings are undertaken for the benefit of reputable museums, universities, colleges, or other recognized scientific or educational institutions, with a view to increasing the knowledge of such objects, and that the gatherings shall be made for permanent preservation in public museums.

SEC. 4. That the Secretaries of the Departments afore- Regulations. said shall make and publish from time to time uniform rules and regulations for the purpose of carrying out the provisions of this Act.

Approved, June 8, 1906 (34 Stat. 225).

An Act To withdraw from settlement and entry certain lands in the

State of California.

not affected.

Be it enacted by the Senate and Ilouse of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That all of the public lands in section eight, town.

California.

Public lands ship one south, range two west, and in sections two, reserved to confour, eight, ten, and twelve, in township one south, San Bernardino range three west, San Bernardino base and meridian, in Valley. the State of California, are hereby withdrawn from settlement and entry and reserved for the purpose of aiding in the conservation of the waters of the San Bernardino Valley: Provided, That this Act shall not defeat Prior rights any vested right which has attached under any pending entry or location.

Sec. 2. That any individual or association of individuals or any company or corporation may have the right, waters, etc. under such rules and regulations as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe, to conduct to said lands and to distribute over them any flood or waste waters not otherwise appropriated, and to build the necessary engineering works for this purpose, to the end that said flood or waste waters may sink into the sands and gravels of said lands, thereby increasing and replenishing the supply of underground waters in the San Bernardino Valley.

Approved, February 20, 1909 (35 Stat. 641).

Use of waste

An Act To authorize the President of the United States to make

withdrawals of public lands in certain cases.

withdrawals by

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in ('ongress assembled, That the President may, at any time in his discre- Temporary tion, temporarily withdraw from settlement, location, President for sale, or entry any of the public lands of the United States power sites, irriincluding the District of Alaska and reserve the same for water-power sites, irrigation, classification of lands, or

,

Rights of bona fide oil claimants.

other public purposes to be specified in the orders of withdrawals, and such withdrawals or reservations shall remain in force until revoked by him or by an Act of

Congress. Mining rights continued.

SEC. 2. That all lands withdrawn under the provisions of this Act shall at all times be open to exploration, discovery, occupation, and purchase, under the mining laws

of the United States, so far as the same apply to minerals or gas other than coal, oil, gas, and phosphates: Provided, That

the rights of any person who, at the date of any order of withdrawal heretofore or hereafter made, is a bona fide occupant or claimant of oil or gas bearing lands, and who, at such date, is in diligent prosecution of work leading to discovery of oil or gas, shall not be affected or

impaired by such order, so long as such occupant or Status of prior claimant shall continue in diligent prosecution of said claims.

work: And provided further, That this Act shall not be construed as a recognition, abridgement, or enlargement

of any asserted rights or claims initiated upon any oil or Homestead, gas bearing lands after any withdrawal of such lands recepteettlements made prior to the passage of this Act: And provided

further, That there shall be excepted from the force and effect of any withdrawal made under the provisions of this Act all lands which are, on the date of such withdrawal, embraced in any lawful homestead or desert-land entry theretofore made, or upon which any valid settlement has been made and is at said date being maintained and perfected pursuant to law; but the terms of this províso shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman or settler shall continue

to comply with the law under which the entry or settleRestriction on forest" re ment was made: And provided further, That hereafter

no forest reserve shall be created, nor shall any additions be made to one heretofore created within the limits of the States of Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana,

Colorado, or Wyoming, except by Act of Congress.? Report of with

Sec. 3. That the Secretary of the Interior shall report all such withdrawals to Congress at the beginning of its next regular session after the date of the withdrawals.

Approved, June 25, 1910 (36 Stat. 847).

new serves.

drawals to Congress.

An Act To amend section two of an Act to authorize the President

of the United States to make withdrawals of public lands in certain cases, approved June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemWithdrawals bed, That section two of the Act of Congress approved Dos especific pur. June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten (Thirty

sixth Statutes at Large, page eight hundred and fortyseven), be, and the same hereby is, amended to read as

follows: Mining rights

“Seo. 2. That all lands withdrawn under the provicontinued.

sions of this Act shall at all times be open to exploration,

* Amended by the Act of Aug. 24, 1912.

gas

discovery, occupation, and purchase under the mining laws of the United States, so far as the same apply to Ade Soil or

Rights of bona metalliferous minerals: Provided, That the rights of any

claimants. person who, at the date of any order of withdrawal heretofore or hereafter made, is a bona fide occupant or claimant of oil or gas bearing lands and who, at such date, is in the diligent prosecution of work leading to the discovery of oil or gas, shall not be affected or impaired by such

Status of prior order so long as such occupant or claimant shall continue claims. in diligent prosecution of said work: Provided further, That this Act shall not be construed as a recognition, abridgment, or enlargement of any asserted rights or claims initiated upon any oil or gas bearing lands after any withdrawal of such lands made prior to June twenty- etc., not affected!

Homesteads, fifth, nineteen hundred and ten: And provided further, That there shall be excepted from the force and effect of any withdrawal made under the provisions of this Act all lands which are, on the date of such withdrawal,, embraced in any lawful homestead or desert-land entry theretofore made, or upon which any valid settlement has been made and is at said date being maintained and perfected pursuant to law; but the terms of this proviso shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman or settler shall continue to comply with the law under which the entry or settlement was est made: And provided further, That hereafter no forest stricted. reserve shall be created, nor shall any additions be made to one heretofore created, within the limits of the States of California, Oregon, Washington, Idaho, Montana, Colorado, or Wyoming, except by Act of Congress.

Approved, August 24, 1912 (37 Stat. 497).

Creation of for

reserves re

RESTORATIONS.

An Act To authorize the President to provide a method for opening

lands restored from reservation or withdrawal, and for other
purposes.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa-

Method authortives of the United States of America in Congress assem-ized for opening bled, That hereafter when public lands are excluded troma se

from reservation. from national forests or released from withdrawals the President may, whenever in his judgment it is proper or necessary, provide for the opening of the lands by settlement in advance of entry, by drawing, or by such other method as he may deem advisable in the interest of equal opportunity and good administration, and in doing so may provide that lands so opened shall be subject only to homestead entry by actual settlers only or to entry under the desert-land laws for a period 'not exceeding ninety days, the unentered lands to be thereafter subject to disposition under the public-land laws applicable thereto.

Extended to previous restora. tions.

Sec. 2. That where under the law the Secretary of the Interior is authorized or directed to make restoration of lands previously withdrawn he may also restrict the restoration as prescribed in section one of this Act.

Approved, September 30, 1913 (38 Stat. 113).

Sales at auc.

An Act To provide for the disposition of certain public lands with

drawn and improved under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved June 25, 1910 (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page 847). as amended by the Act of August 24, 1912 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 497), and which are no longer needed.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representa

tives of the United States of America in Congress assemWithdrawn bled, That whenever in the opinion of the Secretary of lands, no longer the Interior any lands which have been withdrawn under lamation Service the provisions of the Act of Congress approved June 25, purposes, to be sold, etc.

1910 (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page 847), as Vol. 36, p. 847. amended by the Act of Congress approved August 24, Yol. 37, p. 497.

1912 (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page 497), for the purpose of exploratory drilling to discover water supplies for irrigation or other purposes, and which have had wells or other permanent improvements placed thereon by and at the expense of the United States, are no longer needed for the purpose for which they were withdrawn and improved, the Secretary of the Interior

may appraise the lands, together with the improvements tion.

thereon, and thereafter sell the same to a citizen of the United States for not less than the appraised value at public auction to the highest bidder, after giving public notice of the time and place of sale by posting upon the land and publication for not less than thirty days in a newspaper of general circulation in the vicinity of the land.

Sec. 2. That upon payment of the purchase price the Secretary of the Interior is authorized by appropriate patent to convey all the right, title, and interest in and to said lands to the purchaser at said sale, subject, however, to such reservations, limitations, or conditions as

said Secretary may deem proper: Provided, That not Area limited

over one hundred and sixty acres shall be sold to any one Mineral, etc., deposits reserved. person: Provided further, That any patent issued here

under shall contain a reservation to the United States

of all oil, gas, coal, and other mineral. Disposal of re- Sec. 3. That the moneys derived from the sale of such ceipts.

lands and improvements be disposed of as are other receipts from the sale and disposal of public lands.

Approved, January 26, 1921 (41 Stat. 1089).

Patent to is. sue.

Prorisos.

FEES AND COMMISSIONS.

In Arizona, California, Colorado, Idaho, Montana, Nevada, New Mexico, Oregon, Utah, Washington, and Wyoming the following fees and commissions are allowed by law to registers and receivers :

Declaratory statements: Preemption declaratory statement.

$3.00 Soldiers' and sailors' homestead declaratory statement.

3. 00 Coal land declaratory statement.-

3. 00 Reservoir declaratory statement (act of January 13, 1897)

3. 00 Mineral and coal applications and adverse claims: For filing and acting upon each application for a patent..

$10.00 For filing and acting upon each adverse claim..

10. 00 T'imber and stone applications : For filing and acting upon each application to purchase timber and stone lands--

$10.00 Homestead applications: For 160 acres, at $1.25 per acre: Feed

$10.00 Commissions

6. 00

$16.00 For 80 acres, at $1.25 per acre: Fee...

5.00 Commissions

3. 00

8. 00 For 40 acres, at $1.25 per acre: Fee

5.00 Commissions

1. 50

6. 50 For 160 acres, at $2.50 per acre: Feed

10. 00 Commissions

12. 00

22.00 For 80 acres, at $2.50 per acre: Fee.--

5.00 Commissions

6. 00

11.00 For 40 acres, at $2.50 per acre: Fee_

5. 00 Commissions

3. 00

8.00 Final homestead commissions : For 160 acres, at $1.25 per acre

$6.00 For 80 acres, at $1.25 per acre.

3. 00 For 40 acres, at $1.25 per acre.

1. 50 For 160 acres, at $2.50 per acre.

12. 00 For 80 acres, at $2.50 per acre-

6. 00 For 40 acres, at $2.50 per acre.

3. 00 NOTE.—The commissions must be tendered with the homestead proof, together with testimony fees at 221 cents per 100 words. The commissions are not earned unless the proof is approved.

Donation claims :
For each final certificate of 160 acres_

$5.00 For each final certificate for 320 acres.

10.00 For each final certificate for 640 acres..

15. 00 NOTE.—The moneys are earned irrespective of the action taken.

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