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United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
([1905])

Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress,   pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)


Page 458

458      REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT OF THE INTERIOR. 
are situated, and unless entry and payment shall be made within three years
from the date 
of location all rights thereunder shall cease; and in case any entryman fails
to make the pay- 
ments herein provided for, or any of them, within the time stated, all rights
of the said entry- 
man to the lands covered by his or her entry shall cease, and any payments
therebefore 
made shall be forfeited, and the entry shall be held for cancellation and
canceled; that 
nothing in this Act shall prevent homestead settlers from commuting their
entries under 
section twenty-three hundred and one of the Revised Statutes of the United
States by pay- 
ing for the land entered the price fixed herein; that all lands, except mineral
and coal lands, 
herein ceded remaining undisposed of at the expiration of five years from
the opening of 
said lands to entry shall be sold to the highest bidder for cash at not less
than one dollar per 
acre under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the
Interior: Provided, 
That any lands remaining unsold eight years after the said lands shall have
been opened to 
entry may besold to the highest bidder for cash without regard to the above
minimum limit 
of price. 
SEC. 3. That there is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury
of the United 
States not otherwise appropriated, the sum of eighty-five thousand dollars
to make the per 
capita payment provided in article three of the agreement herein ratified,
the same to be 
reimbursed from the first money received from the sale of the lands herein
ceded and relin- 
quished. And the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof
as may be neces- 
sary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury of the United
States not 
otherwise approrpiated, the same to be reimbursed from the proceeds of the
sale of said 
lands, for the survey and field and office examination of the unsurveyed
portion of the ceded 
lands, and the survey and marking of the outboundaries of the diminished
reservation, where 
the same is not a natural water boundary; and the sum of twenty-five thousand
dollars is 
hereby appropriated out of any money in the Treasury of the United States
not otherwise 
appropriated, the same to be reimbursed from the proceeds of the sale of
said lands, to be 
used in the construction and extension of an irrigation system on the diminished
reserve, as 
provided in article four of the agreement. 
Approved, March 3, 1905. 
CHAP. 1460. An Act To aid in quieting title to certain lands within the Klamath
Indian Reservation, 
in the State of Oregon. [Vol. 33, p. 1033.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in 
Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby,
authorized and 
directed to investigate and ascertain the reasonable value of the lands heretofore
conveyed 
by the United States to the State of Oregon as a part of the grant of lands
made to said State 
by the Act of Congress approved July second, eighteen hundred and sixty-four,
entitled "An 
Act granting lands to the State of Oregon to aid in the construction of a
military road from 
Eugene City to the eastern boundary of said State," and embraced within
the boundaries of 
the original survey of the Klamath Indian Reservation in said State, and
being the lands 
involved in the suit of the United States versus the California and Oregon
Land Company, 
decided in favor of said company by the Supreme Court of the United States
at the October 
term, nineteen hundred and three (volume one hundred and ninety-two, page
three hun- 
dred and fifty-five, of the United States Reports),what part of said lands
have been allotted 
to Indians and the value of the improvements thereon, and also for what price
the said Cali- 
fornia and Oregon Land Company will convey the said lands to the United States,
or on 
what terms the said company will exchange such lands for other lands, not
allotted to 
Indians, within the original boundaries of said reservation. And it is hereby
made the duty 
of the Secretary of the Interior to make a full and specific report to Congress,
on or before 
the first day of the next session, in pursuance of the jurisdiction and duties
imposed on him 
by this Act. 
Approved, March 3, 1905. 
CHAP. 1479. An Act Making appropriations for the current and contingent expenses
of the Indian 
Department and for fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes
for the fiscal year ending 
June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, and for other purposes. [Vol. 33,
p. 1048.] 
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States
of America in 
Congress assembled, That the following sums be, and they are hereby, appropriated,
out of 
any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purpose of
paying the cur- 
rent and contingent expenses of the Indian Department, and in full compensation
for all 
offices the sale ries for which are specially provided for herein, for the
service of the fiscal 
year ending June thirtieth, nineteen hundred and six, and for fulfilling
treaty stipulations 
with various Indian tribes, namely: 
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