United States. Office of Indian Affairs / Annual report of the Commissioner of Indian Affairs, for the year 1905, Part I
Indian legislation passed during the second and third sessions of the Fifty-eighth Congress, pp. 441-471 PDF (16.2 MB)
444 REPORTS OF THE DEPARTMENT. OF THE INTERIOR. the homestead laws of the United States; and all actual and bona fide settlers upon said lands on January first, nineteen hundred and four, shall have a preference right to enter and hold the lands actually occupied by them, respectively, not exceeding one hundred and sixty acres, and they shall be credited with the time they have actually occupied the same on the time required by law to perfect title as homestead settlers. Each entryman of any of said lands shall pay for the same at the appraised price, payments to be made in five equal annual payments with interest on all deferred payments, at the rate of five per centum per annum: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall prevent homestead set- tlers from commuting their entries under section twenty-three hundred and one, Revised Satutes, by paying for the land entered the appraised price, receiving credit for payments previously made. In addition to the price to be paid for the land the entryman shall pay the same fees and commissions at the time of commutation or final entry, as now pro- vided by law, where the price of the land is one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre: And provided further, That aliens who have declared their intention to become citizens of the United States may become purchasers under this Act, but before proving up and acquiring title must take out their full naturalization papers: And provided further, That all lands opend to settlement under this Act remaining undisposed of at the expiration of five years from the taking effect of this Act may be sold and disposed of for cash, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. SEC. 2. That the funds arising from the sale of said lands shall be disposed of as pro- vided in section four of the Act of October first, eighteen hundred and ninety, providing for the disposal of the Round Valley Indian Reservation. Approved, February 8, 1905. CHAP. 556. An Act To allow the Minneapolis, Red Lake and Manitoba Railway Company to acquire certain lands in the Red Lake Indian Reservation, Minnesota. [Vol. 33, p. 708.] Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby granted to the Minneapolis, Red Lake and Manitoba Railway Company, a corporation organized and existing under the laws of the State of Minnesota, its successors and assigns, owning and operating, as successor of the Red Lake Transportation Company, a line of railroad in the State of Minnesota, having its northern terminus at a point on the shore of Lower Red Lake, Minnesota, in section nineteen, township one hundred and fifty-one north, range thirty-three west, in the Red Lake Indian Reservation, as more particularly shown upon a map of definite location approved by the Secretary of the Interior February eighteenth, nineteen hundred and three, pursuant to the provisions of the Act of Congress approved March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, entitled "An Act to provide for the acquiring of rights of way by railroad companies through Indian reservations, Indian lands, and Indian allot- ments, and for other purposes " (Thirtieth Statutes, nine hundred and ninety), the right to select and take from the lands of the Red Lake Indian Reservation grounds adjacent to its northern terminus, conforming to legal subdivisions and not to exceed in extent three hundred and twenty acres. SEC. 2. That before title to said lands shall vest in the said railway company, and before said company shall occupy or use said lands, compensation therefor shall be made to the tribes of Indians residing upon the said reservation and to any individual occupant of any of said lands. The amount of compensation for said lands shall be ascertained and deter- mined in such manner as the Secretary of the Interior may direct and be subject to his final approval. SEC. 3. That said company shall file maps, in duplicate, showing the definite location of the grounds so selected and taken, which said maps shall be subject to the approval of the Secretary of the Interior; but no right of any kind shall vest in said railway company in or to any part of the grounds herein authorized to be selected and taken until the maps showing the same shall have been approved by the Secretary of the Interior and until com- pensation aforesaid shall have been fixed and paid. SEC. 4. That the right herein granted shall be forfeited by said company unless the maps showing the grounds authorized to be taken, as herein provided, shall be filed and compensation aforesaid made within one year after the passage of this Act. SEC. 5. The laws of the United States now in force, or that may hereafter be enacted, prohibiting the introduction and sale of intoxicating liquors in the Indian country, shall be in full force and effect throughout the territory hereby granted, until otherwise directed by Congress or the President of the United States, and for that purpose said tract shall be held to be and to remain a part of the diminished Red Lake Indian Reservation. SEC. 6. That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal this Act or any part thereof. Approved, February 8, 1905.
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