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HOMESTEADS OF CEDED INDIAN LANDS
The number of actions taken involving homestead entries of ceded Indian lands was 3,486, with 140 patents issuing. Many of the actions related to payments.
LEASES OTHER THAN MINERAL LEASES
During the year 4 leases for aviation purposes, containing a total of 2,127.03 acres, were issued and 2 such leases, containing 1,280 acres, were canceled. One hundred and sixteen actions were taken in other cases. One lease for grazing purposes, involving 9,000 acres in Alaska, was canceled.
TEXAS-NEW MEXICO BOUNDARY
After years of uncertainty as to the exact location of a portion of the boundary between Texas and New Mexico, resulting from the shifting of the course of the Rio Grande River, the boundary in dispute was fixed by decree of the Supreme Court of the United States (276 U. S. 558). The act of June 16, 1934 (48 Stat. 975), provides a means by which the Texas title claimants to lands in New Mexico may obtain title from the United States. A great deal of correspondence relative to these claims has been received and answered during the year.
The amount received during the year in settlement for coal trespass was $6,042.48; for timber trespass, $11,985.70; and for grazing trespass, $152.10. Altogether there were 929 actions taken in trespass cases.
Nine applications by States, counties, or towns were considered for park projects under the Recreational Act of June 14, 1924 (44 Stat. 741).
MISCELLANEOUS CASES CONSIDERED
The following statement shows the number of actions taken, and patents issued, in each of the cases indicated: Entries and sales of abandoned military reservation lands, 82 action, 10 patents; cash and credit entries, 70 actions, 21 patents; applications and entries subject to Arkansas drainage laws, 246 actions, 4 patents; sales of ceded Indian lands, 53 actions, 14 patents; homestead entries by Indians, 13 actions, 1 patent; military bounty-land warrants, 42 actions, 3 patents; cemetery applications, 4 actions; park applications, 5 actions, 4 patents; preemption claims, 44 actions, 2 patents; private land claims, 131 actions, 10 patents; scrip, 41 actions, 9 patents; soldiers' additional entries, 285 actions. 44 patents; town-lot entries, 364 actions, 168 patents; town-site entries, 15 actions, 2 patents; trade and manufacturing site applications, Alaska, 15 actions, 1 patent; 5-acre tracts, Alaska, 6 actions.
WITHDRAWALS AND RESTORATIONS
One new stock driveway was established and 10 existing driveways modified; additions to wildlife refuges amounted to nearly 5,000 acres; and 2 withdrawals aggregating 23,350 acres were made for national-forest classification. A total of approximately 658 orders of withdrawal, or restoration of lands from withdrawal were prepared or received and noted on the tract books.
The tables which follow give the estimated total areas in outstanding withdrawals and classifications as of June 30, 1935, other than the general withdrawals made by Executive orders of November 26, 1934, and February 5, 1935:
Withdrawals other than mineral urithdraicals and classifications
Recreational area withdrawals
Carey Act withdrawals
Carey Act segregations
San Carlos irrigation project
Fort Hall irrigation project
Fort Peck irrigation project,
Booneville Dam, Oregon-Wash-
Water-power reserves (non-
Reservoir and well sites
Public water reserves
Los Angeles water supply '— Mizpah-Pumpkin Creek grazing district
Grazing withdrawals (not including withdrawals under
Taylor Grazing Act
Grazing districts under Taylor
3, 425, 840
Oregon-California and Coos
For forest exchange with New
For game and bird refuges
For national-forest purposes
For national parks and monu-
For New Mexico-Arizona In-
For agricultural experiment
For flood and erosion control
For State game refuge classi-
For recreational classification.
For Irrigation-power classifica-
For archeological classifica-
Cooperative lookout stations
For miscellaneous purposes
June S0, J9J5
1, 245, 832
681, 000 162, 705 157, 903
3, 943, 413 1,134, 972
44, 000 43, 793
11, 297 727
Total 116,128, 603
1 Includes Owens River-Mono Basin grazing district.
MINERAL WITHDRAWALS AND CLASSIFICATIONS
A summary of the outstanding mineral withdrawals and classifications as of June 30,1935, is as follows:
The area of the withdrawn oil land, shown above, includes 13,578 acres withdrawn as a helium reserve. The figures given include much land which has been patented with or without a reservation of minerals. The areas so patented have not been computed. However, some or all minerals have been reserved in patents aggregating 38,915,684.62 acres issued under the stockraising and other laws, for lands not withdrawn or classified as valuable for minerals, as well as for lands so withdrawn or classified.
The following tables show the facts as to entries made, patents issued, etc., during the fiscal year:
Original entries, fiscal year of 1935
i Entries made In General Land Office for land In States without district land offices. The original entries were 35 in Alabama, 1,856 acres; 136 in Arkansas, 9,666 acres; 12 in Florida, 762 acres; 1 in Indiana, 2 acres; 1 in Kansas, 389 acres; 9 in Louisiana, 537 acres; 6 in Michigan, 331 acres; 43 in Minnesota, 2,391 a ores; 9 In Mississippi, 453 acres; 13 in Nebraska, 1,816 acres; 29 in Oklahoma, 2,191 acres; and 1 in Wisconsin, 40 acres.
The above 3,458 original entries inctude in addition to the three main homestead acts, 17 forest, 1,389 acres; 168 reclamation, 17,251 acres, and 6 Kinkaid homesteads. 599 acres. The final entries likewise include 47 forest, 4,247 acres; 221 reclamation, 21,504 acres; 8 Kinkaid, 1,628 acres, and 16soldiers' additional homesteads, 449 acres. The finals include 65 commuted entries, 4,438 acres.
The above final entries Include under relief act of Feb. 14,1934, 5 entries, 880 acres.
Other entries, fiscal year of 1935, Indian land included
Class, number, and area of patents issued during fiscal year ended June 30, 1S35
< Includes 3 Kinkaid Act patents, 502 acres.
1 4,810 acres.
1 No area to be reported.
Area patented with coal reserved, 10,544 acres; with oil, gas, phosphate, etc., reserved, 25,228 acres; with all minerals reserved, all of stock-raising homesteads and 2,075 acres under other acts.
The "special acts" above include 3,021 acres of exchanges to consolidate Indian reservations and allotments, and 10,081 acres for quieting titles in Indian pueblos, all In New Mexico; and 27,611 acres of exchanges for consolidating a national monument in Arizona.