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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 466

466      REPORTS OF THE         DEPARTMENT       OF THE     INTERIOR. 
he may also set apart and reserve any reservoir site or other lands necessary
to conserve 
and protect the water supply for the Indians or for general agricultural
development, and 
may confirm such rights to water thereon as have already accrued: Provided,
That the 
proceeds from any timber on such addition as may with safety be sold prior
to June thir- 
tieth, nineteen hundred and twenty, shall be paid to said Indians in accordance
with the 
provisions of the Act opening the reservation. 
That the Raven Mining Company shall, within sixty days from the passage of
this Act, 
file for record, in the office of the recorder of deeds of the county in
which its claims are 
located, a proper certificate of each location; and it shall also, within
the same time, file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, in the city of Washington,
said description 
and a map showing the locations made by it on the Uintah Reservation, Utah,
under the 
Act of Congress of May twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and two (Statutes
at Large, 
volume thirty-two, page two hundred and sixty-three); and thereupon the Secretary
of 
the Interior shall forthwith cause said locations to be inspected and report
made, and if 
found to contain the character of mineral to which said company is entited
by the Act of 
Congress aforesaid and that each of said claims does not exceed the size
of a regular mining 
claim, to wit, six hundred by fifteen hundred feet, he shall issue a patent
in fee to the 
Raven Mining Company for each of said claims: Provided further, That the
Florence Min- 
ing Company entitled under the Act of Congress approved May twenty-seventh,
nineteen 
hundred and two, to the preferential right to locate not to exceed six hundred
and forty 
acres of contiguous mineral land in the Uintah Reservation, Utah, shall within
sixty days 
from the passage of this Act file in the office of the recorder of deeds
of the county in which 
its location is made a proper description of its claim, and it shall within
the same time file 
in the office of the Secretary of the Interior said description and a map
showing the loca- 
tion made by it on the Uintah Reservation, Utah, and thereupon the Secretary
of the Inte- 
rior shall forthwith cause said location to be inspected and report thereon
made, and if 
found not to exceed six hundred and forty acres he shall issue a patent in
fee to said Com- 
pany for the said land: And provided further, That the extension of time
for opening the 
unallotted lands to public entry herein granted shall not extend the time
to make loca- 
tions to any person or company heretofore given a preferential right, but
the Raven Min- 
ing Company and the Florence Mining Company pending the time for opening
to public 
entry the Uintah Reservation shall have the right of ingress and egress to
and from their 
respective properties over and through said reservation. 
That in the case entitled "In the matter of enrollment of persons claiming
rights in the 
Cherokee Nation by intermarriage against The United States, Departmental,
Numbered 
Seventy-six," now pending in the Court of Claims, the said court is
hereby authorized and 
empowered to render final judgment in said case, and either party feeling
itself aggrieved 
by said judgment shall have the right of appeal to the Supreme Court of the
United States 
within thirty days from the filing of said judgment in the Court of Claims.
And the said 
Supreme Court of the United States shall advance said case on its calendar
for early hearing. 
That Delaware-Cherokee citizens who have made improvements, or were in rightful
pos- 
session of such improvements upon lands in the Cherokee Nation on April twenty-first,
nineteen and four to which there is no valid adverse claim, shall have the
right within six 
months from the date of the approval of this Act to dispose of such improvements
to other 
citizens of the Cherokee Nation entitled to select allotments at a valuation
to be approved 
by an official to be designated by the President for that purpose and the
amount for which 
said improvements are disposed of, if sold according to the provisions of
this Act, shall be a 
lien upon the rents and profits of the land until paid, and such lien may
be enforced by the 
vendor in any court of competent jurisdiction: Provided, That the right of
any Delaware- 
Cherokee citizen to dispose of such improvements shall, before the valuation
at which the 
improvements may be sold, be determined under such regulations as the Secretary
of the 
IDterior may prescribe. 
That the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes is hereby authorized for
sixty days after 
the date of the approval of this Act to receive and consider applications
for enrollment of 
infant children born prior to September twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and
two, and who 
were living on said date, to citizens by blood of the Choctaw and Chickasaw
tribes of Indians 
whose enrollment has been approved by the Secretary of the Interior priir
to the date of the 
approval of this Act; and to enroll and make allotments to such children.
That the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes is authorized for sixty
days after the date 
of the approval of this Act to receive and consider applications for enrollment
of children 
born subsequent to September twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and two, and
prior to March 
fourth, nineteen hundred and five, and who were living on said latter date,
to citizens by blood 
of the Choctaw and Chickasaw tribes of Indians whose enrollment has been
approved by the 
Secretary of the Interior prior to the date of the approval of this Act;
and to enroll and make 
allotments to such children. 
That the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes is authorized for sixty
days after the date 
of the approval of this Act to receive and consider app)lications for enrollments
of children 
born subsequent to May twenty-five, nineteen hundrea and one, and prior to
March fourth, 


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