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applicant will be required to show himself duly qualified to make homestead entry of these lands under existing laws, by written application to be made on a blank furnished only at the places herein designated for registration, by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, and to give the registering officers such appropriate matters of description and identity as will protect the applicant and the government against any attempted impersonation. Registration can not be

effected through the use of the mails or the employment of an agent, R. S., sec. 2304, except that honorably discharged soldiers and sailors entitled to the Vol. 31, p. 847.

benefits of section twenty-three hundred and four of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by the act of Congress approved March first, nineteen hundred and one (31 Stat., 847), may present their applications for registration and due proofs of their qualifications through an agent of their own selection, having a duly executed power of attorney on a blank furnished by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, but no person will be permitted to act as agent for more than one such soldier or sailor. No person will be permitted to register more than once or in any other than his

true name. Applicants. Each applicant who shows himself duly qualified will be registered

and given a nontransferable certificate to that effect, which will entitle him to go upon and examine the lands to be opened hereunder; but the only purpose for which he can go upon and examine said lands is that of enabling him later on, as herein provided, to understandingly select the lands for which he may make entry. No one will be permitted to make settlement upon any of said lands in advance of the opening herein provided for, and during the first sixty days following said opening no one but registered applicants will be permitted to make homestead settlement upon any of said lands, and then only in pursuance of a homestead entry duly allowed by the local land officers,

or of a soldier's declaratory statement duly accepted by such officers. Drawings. The order in which during the first sixty days following the open

ing, the registered applicants will be permitted to make homestead entry of the lands opened hereunder, will be determined by a drawing for the district publicly held at Billings, Montana, commencing at 9 o'clock a. m., Monday, July 2, 1906, and continuing for such period as may be necessary to complete the same. The drawing will be had under the supervision and immediate observance of a committee of three persons whose integrity is such as to make their control of the drawing a guaranty of fairness. The members of this committee will he appointed by the Secretary of the Interior, who will prescribe suitable compensation for their services. Preparatory to this drawing the registration officers will, at the time of registering each applicant who shows himself duly qualified, make out a card, which must be signed by the applicant, and giving such a description of the applicant as will enable the local land officers to thereafter identify him. This card will be subsequently sealed in a separate envelope which will bear no other distinguishing label or mark than such as may be necessary to show that it is to go into the drawing. These envelopes will be carefully preserved and remain sealed until opened in the course of the drawing herein provided. When the registration is completed all of these sealed envelopes will be brought together at the place of the drawing and turned over to the committee in charge of the drawing, who, in such manner as in their judgment will be attended with entire fairness and equality of opportunity, shall proceed to draw out and open the separate envelopes and to give to each inclosed card a number in the order in which the envelope containing the same is drawn. The result of the drawing will be certified by the committee to the officers of the district and will determine the order in which the applicants may make homestead entry of said lands and settlement thereon.

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Notice of the drawings, stating the name of each applicant and number assigned to him by the drawing, will be posted each day at the place of drawing, and each applicant will be notified of his number and of the day upon which he must make his entry by a postal card mailed to him at the address given by him at the time of registration. The result of each day's drawing will also be given to the press to be published as a matter of news. Applications for homestead entry of said lands during the first sixty days following the opening can be made only by registered applicants and in the order established by the drawing.

Commencing on Monday, July 16, 1906, at 9 o'clock a. m., the appli- will be considered. cations of those drawing numbers 1 to 125, inclusive, must be presented at the land office in Billings, Montana, in the land district in which said lands are situated, and will be considered in their numerical order during the first day, and the applications of those drawing rumbers 126 to 250, inclusive, must be presented and will be considered in their numerical order during the second day, and so on at that rate until all of said lands subject to entry under the homestead law, and desired thereunder, have been entered. If any applicant fails to appear and present his application for entry when the number assigned to him by the drawing is reached, his right to enter will be passed until after the other applications assigned for that day have been disposed of, when he will be given another opportunity to make entry, failing in which he will be deemed to have abandoned his right to make entry under such drawing. To obtain the allowance of a homestead entry, each applicant must

Certificates of personally present the certificate of registration theretofore issued to him, together with a regular application and the necessary accompanying proofs, together with the regular land office fees, but an honorably discharged soldier or sailor may file his declaratory statement through his agent, who can represent but one soldier or sailor as in the matter of registration. Persons who make homestead entry for any of the ceded lands will

Payments. be required to pay four dollars per acre, payment in all cases to be made as follows: One dollar per acre at the time of entry, and the remainder to be paid in four equal, annual installments, the first installment to be paid at the end of the second year. Upon all entries the usual fee and commissions shall be paid, as provided for in the homestead laws on lands the price of which is one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre.

In case any entryman fails to make the payments herein provided for, or any of them, promptly when due, all rights in and to the lands covered by his or her entry shall at once cease, and any payments theretofore made shall be forfeited, and the entry shall be held for cancellation and canceled, and the land embraced therein shall thereupon be subject to entry at the price and upon the terms above set forth. Lands entered under the town-site and mineral land laws shall be paid for in amount and manner as provided by said laws, but in no case at a less price than that fixed for such lands if entered under the homestead laws. The production of the certificate of registration will be dispensed plication.

Rejection of apwith only upon satisfactory proof of its loss or destruction. If at the time of considering his regular application for entry it appears that an applicant is disqualified from making homestead entry of these lands, his application will be rejected; notwithstanding his prior registration. If any applicant shall register more than once hereunder, or in any other than his true name, or shall transfer his registration certificate, he will thereby lose all the benefits of the registration and drawing herein provided for, and will be precluded from entering

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or settling upon any of said lands during the first sixty days following said opening

Any person or persons desiring to found, or to suggest establishing, a town site upon any of the said lands, at any point, may, at any time before the opening herein provided for, file in the land office a written application to that effect, describing by legal subdivisions the lands intended to be affected, and stating fully and under oath the necessity or propriety of founding or establishing a town at that place. The local officers will forth with transmit said petition to the Commissioner of the General Land Office with their recommendation in the premises. Such Commissioner, if he believes the public interests will be subserved thereby, will, if the Secretary of the Interior approve thereof, issue an order withdrawing the lands described in such petition, or any portion thereof, from homestead entry, and settlement and directing that the same be held for the time being for disposal under the townsite laws of the United States in such manner as the Secretary of the Interior may from time to time direct; and, if at any time after such withdrawal has been made it is determined that the lands so withdrawn are not needed for town site purposes they may be released from such withdrawal and then disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead laws in the manner prescribed herein.

All persons are especially admonished that under the said act of Congress approved March 3, 1905, it is provided that no person shall be permitted to settle upon, occupy, or enter any of said lands, except in the manner prescribed in this proclamation, until after the expiration of sixty days from the time when the same are opened to settlement and entry, and the lands are not subject to mineral exploration or location during that period. After the expiration of said period of sixty days, but not before, as hereinbefore prescribed, any of said lands which are non-mineral, remaining undisposed of, may be settled upon, occupied, and entered under the general provisions of the homestead and townsite laws of the United States in like manner as if the manner of effecting such settlement, occupancy, and entry had not been prescribed herein in obedience to law, and such of said lands as are mineral will then be subject to the provisions of the mining laws.

The Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe all needful rules and regulations necessary to carry into full effect the opening herein provided for

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the al of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the city of Washington this 24th day of May, in

the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] six, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirtieth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT
By the President:
ELIHU Root

Secretary of State.

Regulations.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

May 28, 1906.

A PROCLAMATION.

Tercentennial cele

Whereas, in pursuance of an Act of the Congress of the United Jamestown, Va., States, approved March 3, 1905, entitled "An Act To provide for bration.

Preamble. celebrating the birth of the American nation, the first permanent set

Vol. 33, p. 1016. tlement of English-speaking people on the Western Hemisphere, by the holding of an international naval, marine, and military celebration in the vicinity of Jamestown, on the waters of Hampton Roads, in the State of Virginia; to provide for a suitable and permanent commemoration of said event, and to authorize an appropriation in aid thereof, and for other purposes," a proclamation by the President of the United States was duly made and published on March 29, 1905, Ante, p. 2997, declaring that there shall be inaugurated on and near the waters of Hampton Roads, in the State of Virginia, an international naval, marine, and military celebration, beginning May 13 and ending not later than November 1, 1907, for the purpose of commemorating the events set forth in said Act; which said proclamation also invited all the nations of the earth to take part therein by sending their naval vessels to the said celebration, and by making such representations of their military organizations as may be practicable;

And Whereas Section 3 of said Act authorizes the President * * “ to have such portions of our Army and Navy assembled there during the said celebration as may be compatible with the public service. And the President is also authorized to invite participation in said celebration by the militia of the several States, but at their own expense.";

And Whereas accordingly in due season the necessary directions will be issued to the Secretary of War and the Secretary of the Navy for the assembling, upon said occasion, of such portions of our Army and Navy as will fittingly represent these branches of the public service; Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United Militia invited to

attend the celebraStates, by virtue of the authority vested in me by said Act and in the tion. name of the Government of the United States, do hereby invite the Governors of the several States and Territories to participate, but at their own expense, in said celebration by sending such organizations of the militia as, in their judgment, will afford proper military representation. The historic nature of this celebration renders it peculiarly appropriate that the representation of the militia should be commensurate with the interest and pride of our people in their citizensoldiery who have in the many ordeals of our Colonial and National life met their military obligations with superb self-sacrifice and devotion.

IN TESTIMONY WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington, this 28th day of May, in

the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] six, and of the Independence of the United States, the one hundred and thirtieth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT
By the President:
ELIHU Root

Secretary of State.

May 28, 1906.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED

STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Bear River Forest Reserve, Idaho and Utah.

Forest reserve, Idaho and Utah.

WHEREAS, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of

Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, Voda 128, p. 1103. entitled, "An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other pur

poses ”, “ That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof";

And whereas, the public lands, in the States of Idaho and Utah, which are hereinafter indicated, are in part covered with timber, and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting apart said lands as a public reservation;

Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid Act of Congress, do proclaim that there are hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a Public Reservation, for the use and benefit of the people, all the tracts of land, in the States of Idaho and Utah, shown as the Bear River

Forest Reserve on the diagram forming a part hereof; Lands excepted. Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands

which may have been, prior to the date hereof, embraced in any legal entry or covered by any lawful filing duly of record in the proper United States Land Office, or upon which any valid settlement has been made pursuant to law, and the statutory period within which to make entry or filing of record has not expired: Provided, that this exception shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman, settler or claimant continues to comply with the law under which the entry, filing or settlement was made.

Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settle

ment upon the lands reserved by this proclamation. Vol. 33, p. 2307.

Whereas, a portion of the land shown as the Bear River Forest Reserve on the diagram forming a part hereof was reserved by proclamation of May twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred and three, and designated as “The Logan Forest Reserve" ;

And whereas, it appears desirable that the several tracts hereby lished in place of reserved should be known by one name, the title, “ The Logan Forest the Logan Forest Reserve” is hereby abolished, and the reservation established by this

proclamation shall be known as the Bear River Forest Reserve.

IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 28th day of May, in

the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] six, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirtieth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:

ELIHU Root

Secretary of State.

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