Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 30.djvu/75

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Nothing herein shall be construed as prohibiting the egress or $•¤"i».tl°i° m` ingress of actual settlers residing within the boundaries of such reservations, or from crossing the same to and from their property or homes; and such wagon roads and other improvements may be constructed thereon as may be necessary to reach their homes and to utilize their property under such rules and regulations as may be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. Nor shall anything herein prohibit any person from entering upon such forest reservations for all proper and ?¤¤¤P•¤*|¤l· M lawful purposes, including that of prospecting, locating, and developing with the mineral resources thereof: Placeholder.
Provided, That such persons comply mes. P _ with the rules and regulations covering such forest reservations.

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rim in ems in wmen e met imma by an unperfected bona use claim. claim or by a patent is included within the limits of a public forest reservation, the settler or owner thereof may, if he desires to do so, relinquish the tract to the Government, and may select in lieu thereof a tract of vacant land open to settlement not exceeding in area the tract covered by his claim or patent; and no charge shall be made in _ such cases for making the entry of record or issuing the patent to cover the tract selected: Placeholder.
Provided further, That in cases of unperfected claims the requirements of the laws respecting settlement, residence, _ improvements, and so forth, are complied with on the new claims, credit being allowed for the time spent on the relinquished claims.

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The settlers residing within the exterior boundaries of such forest ` reservations, or in the vicinity thereof, may maintain schools and churches within such reservation, and for that purpose may occupy any part of the said forest reservation, not exceeding two acres for each schoolhouse and one acre for a church.

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The jurisdiction, both civil and criminal, over persons within such reservations shall not be aiiected or changed by reason of the existence of such reservations, except so far as the punishment of offenses against the United States therein is concerned; the intent and meaningof this provision being that the State wherein any such reservation is itnated shall not, by reason of the establishment thereof, lose its jurisdiction, nor the inhabitants thereof their rights and privileges as citizens, or be absolved from their dutie as citizens of the State.

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All waters on such reservations may be used for domestic, mining, milling, or irrigation purposes, under the laws of the State wherein such forest reservations are situated, or under the laws of the United States and the rules and regulations established thereunder.

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Upon the recommendation of the Secretary of the Interior, with the isms to pubuc so. approval of the President, after sixty days’ notice thereof, published in two papers of general circulation in the State or Territory wherein any forest reservation is situated, and near the said reservation, any public lands embraced within the limits of any forest reservation which, after due examination by person al inspection of a competent person appointed for that purpose by the Secretary of the Interior, shall be found better adapted for mining or for agricultural purposes than for forest usage, may be restored to the public domain. And any mineral lands in any forest reservation which have been or which may be shown to be such, and subject to entry under the existing mining laws of the United States and the rules and regulations applying thereto, shall continue to be subject to such location and entry, notwithstanding any provisions herein contained.

President may modify any Executive order, etc.
The President is hereby authorized at an time to modify an Executive order that has been or may hereafter be made establishing any forest reserve, and by such modification may reduce the area or change the boundary lines of such reserve, or may vacate altogether any order creating such reserve.


Geological Survey.
United States Geological Survey.

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Fon sxnnnuzs or THE scrnurrme Assrsuivrs or run Gnome. ICAL SURVEY: For two geologists, at tour thousand dollars each;