Public Lands Commission: Message from the President ... Submitting the Preliminary Report of the Public Lands Commission Appointed October 22, 1903, to Report Upon the Condition, Operation, and Effect of the Present Land Laws, and to Recommend Such Changes as are Needed

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U.S. Government Printing Office, 1904 - 9 pages
 

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Page 7 - ... together with a notice of such application for a patent, in a conspicuous place on the land embraced in such plat previous to the filing of the application for a patent, and shall file an affidavit of at least two persons, that such notice has been duly posted...
Page 7 - ... a plat and field notes of the claim or claims in common, made by, or under the direction of the United States Surveyor-General, showing accurately the boundaries of the claim or claims, which shall be distinctly marked by monuments on the ground...
Page 4 - Montgomery might rightfully go or send into that vicinity and make known generally, or to individuals, a willingness to buy timber land at a price in excess of that which it would cost to obtain it from the government ; and am' person knowing of that offer might rightfully go to the land office and make application and purchase a timber tract from the government...
Page 9 - Whereas it is provided by section 24 of an act approved March 3, 1891, entitled "An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes...
Page 7 - That any entryman desiring to obtain patent to any lands described by metes and bounds entered by him under the provisions of this Act shall, within five years of the date of making settlement, file, with the required proof of residence and cultivation, a plat and field notes of the lands entered, made by or under the direction of the United States...
Page 5 - An act for the sale of timber lands in the States of California, Oregon, Nevada, and Washington Territory...
Page 9 - Year after year the question of rights of way across the public lands and reservations has been called to the attention of the Congress in the reports of the Secretary of the Interior and the Commissioner of the General Land Office. The laws on this subject are numerous and apparently often incongruous.
Page 9 - Authority should be given the Secretary of Agriculture to classify and appraise the grazing value of lands in these districts; to appoint such officers as the care of each district may require; to charge and collect a moderate fee for grazing permits, and to make and apply appropriate regulations to each district, with the special object of bringing about the largest permanent occupation of the coimtry by actual settlers and home seekers.
Page 9 - At present the vacant public lands are theoretically open commons, free to all citizens; but, as a matter of fact, a large proportion has been parceled out by more or less definite compacts or agreements among the various interests. These tacit agreements are continually being violated. The sheepmen and cattlemen are in frequent collision because of incursions upon each other's domain. Land which for years has been regarded as exclusively cattle range may be infringed upon by large bands of sheep,...
Page 9 - There exists and is spreading in the West a tenant or hired-labor system which not only represents a relatively low industrial development, but whose further extension carries with it a most serious threat. Politically, socially, and economically this system is indefensible. Had the land laws been effective and effectually enforced, its growth would have been impossible.

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