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presented at the land office at Lander, Wyoming, in the land district in which the said lands are situated and will be considered in their numerical order during the first day, and the applications of those drawing numbers 101 to 200, inclusive, entitling them to make homestead entries, must be presented and will be considered in their numerical order during the second day, and so on, Sundays excluded, at the rate of 100 such applications per day until and including August twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and six; on and after August twenty-seventh, nineteen hundred and six, such applications will be considered in like manner at the rate of 120 per day, Sundays excluded, until and including September sixth, nineteen hundred and six; on and after September Seventh, nineteen hundred and six, such applications will be considered at the rate of 140 per day, Sundays excluded, until and including September eighteenth, nineteen hundred and six; on and after September nineteenth, nineteen hundred and six, such applications will be considered at the rate of 160 per day, Sundays excluded, until and including September twentyninth, nineteen hundred and six; and on and after October one, nineteen hundred and six, such applications will be considered at the rate cf 170 per day, Sundays excluded, until and including October thirteenth, nineteen hundred and six, the expiration of the sixty day period.
If any applicant fails to appear and present his application to make a homestead entry, when the number assigned to him by the drawing is reached, his application to enter will be passed until after the other applications assigned to that day have been disposed of when he will, on that day be given another opportunity to make entry, and if he fails to do so 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 will personally present the certificate of registration theretofore issued to cate. him, together with a regular homestead 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.
The production of the certificate of registration will be dispensed with only upon satisfactory proof of its loss or destruction. 'If, at the time of considering the regular application to enter, it appears that the applicant is disqualified from making homestead entry on 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 or settling upon any of said lands during the first sixty days following the opening.
Persons who make homestead entries for any of the ceded lands within two years after the opening of the same to entry shall pay one dollar and fifty cents per acre for the lands embraced in their entries and for all of the ceded lands thereafter entered under the homestead laws the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre shall be paid, payment in all cases to be made as follows:
Fifty cents per acre at the time of making entry and twenty-five Payments. cents per acre each year thereafter until the price per acre hereinbefore provided shall have been fully paid. Upon all entries the usual fees 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.
Presentation of registration certifi
In case any entryman fails to make the payments hereinbefore provided for under homestead entries within the time stated, the right of said entryman to the lands covered by his or her entry shall be for
feited and the entry will be canceled. Townsites
Any person or persons desiring to found, or to suggest establishing a townsite 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 recommendations 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 townsite 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. Mineral loca- The lands entered under the townsite, coal and mineral land laws
shall be paid for in amount and manner provided by the laws under which they are entered, and unless entry and payment under mineral locations shall be made within three years from date of location all
rights thereunder shall cease. Entry of undis- All persons are especially admonished that under said act of ConVol. 33, p. 1016. gress approved March three, nineteen hundred and five, 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. After the expiration of said period of sixty days, but not before, as herein prescribed, any of said lands remaining undisposed of may be settled upon, occupied, entered, or located under the general provisions of the homestead, townsite, coal and mineral land laws of the United States in like manner as if the manner affecting such settlement, occupancy, entry, and location
had not been prescribed herein in obedience to law. Regulations. The Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe all needful rules and
regulations necessary to carry into full effect the opening herein provided for.
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 2nd day of June in
the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and six, [SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirtieth.
THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:
Secretary of State.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
June 2, 1906.
Hell Gate Forest
WHEREAS, the Hell Gate Forest Reserve, in the State of Montana, was established by proclamation dated October third, nineteen hundred and five;
And whereas, it is provided by the Act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled, "An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, and for other purposes,” that “ The President is hereby authorized at any time to modify any 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" ;
And whereas, it appears that the public good would be promoted by
Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands Lands excepted. 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- Reserved from
settlement. ment upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.
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 2nd day of June, 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:
Secretary of State.