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808 SIXTY-THIRD CONGRESS. Sess. III. Ch. 25. 1915. agricultural lands, and all lands containing in excess of fifty thousand feet of merchantable timber to the forty—acre tract shall be classified as timber lands. Az¤¢¤1¤¤¤¤¤¤d¤· Suc. 3. That when so classified, all of said lands classed as aglricultural land shall be opened to settlement and entry under the ome- %>¤¤i¤¤=’ mgggm stead laws of the United States, but not to entry or location under p. ’ ’ sections twenty-three hundred and six and twenty-three hundred and §~¤**·*¤·· d h seven of the Revised Statutes: Prmrided, however, That the enlarged ¤tesiisl°"° °m°` homestead Act, approved February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and ven as, p- sa nine, shall not ap l)y until six months after said land has been opened uci?-se new vw to settlement ami) entry as aforesaid: And provided further, That any ' rights which may have attached to any of said lands under any of the public—land laws of the United States agrior to the passage of this Act may be perfected and the lands so ected mai be patented upon roof of compliance with the laws under which suc rights so attached: ’1‘im¤>·r1¤¤d¤· ¥’rmnZded further, That lands classified as timber lands shall be disposed of under rules and regplations to be provided by the Secretary of the Interior with the authority to dispose of the timber and land

im separately when deemed advisab e: Provzded further, That the lands

` classified as coal lands shall be sub 'ect to disposition under the homestead laws, as herein rovided for lands classified as agricultural, but those making entry og such lands must agree to a reservation to the United States of the coal dpgpsits therein and of the right in the United States, or those claiming ugh the United States, to rosgect for mine and remove the same, an such coal deposits shallpbe isposed of as provided b section three of the Act of June twenty-second v°L’°·P·°“· nineteen hundred and ten (Thirty-sixth Statutes, page five hundred and e' hty-three), but no purchase of the coal deposits shall confer · anyrigit to the s1u·face of the lands excepting such as is necessary to the ¤¤¤¤==¤¤¤<*¤ ` and removal of the coal deposits: Promkied further, That lands

d as mineral shall be disposed of under the mining laws.

"°°¤~ Sec. 4. That entryrhen upon said lands shall, in addition to the regular land office fees, pay the sum of $1.25 per acre for said land, such payments to be made as follows: Twenty-nve cents per acre at the time of maldng entry and 25 cents per acre each and every year thereafter until the full sum of $1.25 per acre shall have been paid: Subsequent sca;. Provided, That for a period of six months subsequent to the date on “°°¤*'°°S· which_the lands are opened to settlement entrymen upon said lands shall, in addition to the regular land office fees, pay the sum of $2.50 per acre for said land, suc payments to be made as follows: Fift cents per acre at the time of making entry and 50 cents per acre each and every year thereafter until the full sum of $2.50 per acre shall have m¤;¤rf¤*=¤;{ as-· M been paid. In case any entryman fails to make annual payments, or °°’m any of them when due, all right in and to the lands covered by his entry shall cease; and any payments theretofore made shall be forfeited and the entry canceled and the land shall be again subject to entry under the provisions oi the homestead law at the price fixed therefor by the ormer entry· but in all cases the ful] amount of

 money must be paid on or before the_offer of final proof:

¤<>¤¤¤¤¤=¤¤¤¤- mended, however, That the_commutation provision of the general homestead law shall be apphcable to all fpersons making homestead entry on said land under the provisions o this Act, save and exceptmsgimgea homs nig entries made hereunder in accordance with the provisions of the v0]§·35'p_@{)_ e arged homestead Act, approved February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and mne, which sh l not be subject to commutation, but 111 instances where_ commutation is permissible hereunder, the . entryman shall pay, in addition to the price fixed for entry, the sum Gmmmm bum of $1.25 per acre, as cons1deration for the privilege. mss, esteemed. Sec. 5. That this Act shall not ap-ply to an area of two thousand acres embracing the Government b dings at Fort Assinniboine.