Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 799||Osage trust, etc., lands, Kans. Sale of isolated tracts, etc., of, authorized.
See note to 1872, ch. 310, ante p. 137.
|Chap. 799||limit to one purchaser.|
|Chap. 799||Proviso. Rights of settlers.|
|Chap. 799||Unsold lands subject to private entry.
1882, ch. 390, ante p. 209.
|Sec. 2||Sale of lands isolated by disposal of surrounding lands.
R. S., sec. 2455.
28 Stat., 687.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior shall cause to be duly proclaimed and offered at public sale, in the manner prescribed for the offering of public lands, all isolated or disconnected tracts or parcels of lands of one quarter section or less of the Osage trust and diminished reserve lands within the State of Kansas for which no application has been filed under the provisions of existing laws in relation thereto, but not more than one quarter section shall be sold to any one purchaser under the provisions of this Act. Such lands shall be offered for sale by advertisement for not less than thirty days in two newspapers in the proper land district, and by posting in the proper local land office for the same period, and upon the day named in such notice shall be sold for cash to the highest bidder at not less than the price fixed by law: Provided, That any settler upon any of said lands shall be permitted, at any time prior to the sale of the particular tract claimed by him, to file his application and submit
proof therefor in accordance with existing laws. If any of said lands remain unsold after the offering as aforesaid they shall be subject to private entry, for cash, in tracts not exceeding one quarter section by one purchaser.
That any such tracts or parcels of land that may become isolated or disconnected by the disposal of surrounding lands, after the offering provided for in the preceding section of this Act, shall be subject to disposal under the provisions of section twenty-four hundred and fifty-five of the Revised Statutes of the United States as amended by the Act of February twenty-sixth, eighteen hundred and ninety-five, except that it shall not be necessary that said lands shall have been subject to homestead entry for three years prior to such sale.
Approved, June 6, 1900.