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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 State of Nebraska, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and

reserving said lands as a public reservation; Forest reserve, Ne

Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the l'nited States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid Act of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that there is hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a Public Reservation all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the State of Nebraska and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

Beginning at the north-east corner of Section ten (10), Township thirty-two (32) North, Range thirty (30) West, Sixth (6th) Principal Meridian, Nebraska; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section six (6), said township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of said section; thence westerly along the quarter-section lines to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of Section five (5), Township thirty-two (32) North, Range thirty-one (31) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of said section; thence westerly along the township line to the north-west corner of Section six (6), Township thirty-two (32) North, Range thirty-three (33) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of said section; thence westerly along the quarter-section line to the north-west corner of the south-west quarter of Section two (2), Township thirty-two (32) North, Range thirty-four (34) West; thence southerly along the section lines to the south-west corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence easterly to the north-west corner of Section thirty (30), Township thirty-two (32) North, Range thirty-three (33) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-west corner of Section thirtythree (33), said township; thence southerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-west corner of Section two (2), Township thirty-one (31) North, Range thirty-three (33) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-west corner of Section ten (10), Township thirty-one (31) North, Range thirty-two (32) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section three (3), Township thirty (30) North, Range thirty-two (32) West; thence easterly along the quarter-section lines to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of Section two (2), Township thirty (30) North, Range thirty-one (31) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), Township thirty-one (31) North, Range thirty-one (31) West; thence easterly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), said township; thence northerly to the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19), Township thirty-one'(31) North, Range thirty (30) West; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of said section; thence easterly along the quarter-section line to the southeast corner of the north-west quarter of Section twenty (20), said township; thence northerly along the quarter-section lines to the north-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section thirty-two (32), Township thirty-two (32) North, Range thirty (30) West; thence westerly to the north-west corner of said quarter-section; thence northerly to the south west corner of the north-west quarter of Seetion twenty-nine (29), said township; thence easterly along the

quarter-section lines to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of

Lands excepted.

Section twenty-eight (28), said township; thence northerly to the south-west corner of Section fifteen (15), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the northeast corner of Section ten (10), said township, the place of beginning.

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 settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Niobrara 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 16th day of April, in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred ar two and of th (SEAL.] Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-sixth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:

John HAY

Secretary of State.

Reserved from set. tlement.

The Niobrara Forest Reserve.

[No. 17.]

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

April 16, 1902.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.

Whereas, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, enti tled, “An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes”, “That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bear. ing 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 State of Nebraska, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and reserving said lands as a public reservation;

Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid Act of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that there is hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a Public Reservation all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the State of Nebraska and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

Beginning at the north-east corner of Section twenty-seven (27), Township twenty-two (22) North, Range twenty-five (25) West, Sixth (6th) Principal Meridian, Nebraska; thence westerly to the south-east

Forest reserve, Ne braska.

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north-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township twenty-two (22) North, Rangetwentysix (26) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of Section twelve (12), said township; thence westerly along the quarter-section line to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of Section ten (10), said township; thence northerly to the northeast corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section six (6), said township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), Township twenty-three (23) North, Range twentyseven (27) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section twentyeight (28), said township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of said section; thence westerly along the section lines to the northwest corner of Section twenty-three (23), Township twenty-three (23) North, Range twenty-eight (28) West; thence southerly along the section lines to the south-west corner of Section two (2), Township twenty-two (22) North, Range twenty-eight (28) West; thence easterly to the south-east corner of Section one (1), said townsbip; thence southerly along the range line to the south-west corner of the northwest quarter of the north-west quarter of Section nineteen (19), Township twenty-one (21) North, Range twenty-seven (27) West; thence easterly along the quarter quarter-section lines to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of the north-east quarter of Section twenty-three (23), Township twenty-one (21) North, Range twenty-six (26) West; thence northerly to the south-west corner of Section twelve (12), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the south-east corner of Section five (5), Township twenty-one (21) North, Range twenty-five (25) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of said section; thence easterly along the quarter-section lines to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of Section three (3), said township; thence northerly along the section lines to the north-east corner of Section twenty-seven (27), Township twenty-two (22) North, Range twentyfive (25) West, the place of beginning.

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 settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Dismal 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 16th day of April, in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and two and of the (SEAL.] Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-sixth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:

Joux HAY

Secretary of State.

Lands excepted.

Reserved from settlement.

The Dismal River Forest Reserve.

|No. 18.]
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas, by an agreement between the Shoshone and Bannock Indians of the Fort Hall Reservation in Idaho, on the one part and certain commissioners of the United States on the other part, ratified by act of Congress approved June 6, 1900 (31 Stat. , 672), the said Indians ceded, granted, and relinquished to the United States all right, title, and interest which they had to the following described land, the same being a part of the land obtained through the treaty of Fort Bridger on the third day of July, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, and ratified by the United States Senate on the sixteenth day of February, eighteen hundred and sixty-nine:

All that portion of the said reservation embraced within and lying east and south of the following described lines:

Commencing at a point in the south boundary of the Fort Hall Indian Reservation, being the southwest corner of township nine (9) south, range thirty-four (34) east of the Boise meridian, thence running due north on the range line between townships 33 and 34 east to a point two (2) miles north of the township line between townships five (5) and six (6) south, thence due east to the range line between ranges 35 and 36 east, thence south on said range line four (4) miles, thence due east to the east boundary line of the reservation; from this point the east and south boundaries of the said reservation as it now exists to the point of beginning, namely, the southwest corner of township nine (9) south, range thirty-four east, being the remainder : . description and metes and bounds of the said tract of land herein proposed to

ed.”

And whereas, in pursuance of said act of Congress ratifying said agreement, allotments of land have been regularly made to each Indian occupant who desired it, and a schedule has been made of the lands to be abandoned and the improvements thereon, appraised, and such improvements will be offered for sale to the highest bidder at not less than the appraised price prior to the date jfor the opening of the ceded lands to settlement, and the classification as to agricultural and grazing lands has been made;

And whereas, in the act of Congress ratifying said agreement it is provided:

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That on the completion of the allotments and the preparation of the schedule provided for in the preceding section, and the classification of the lands as provided for herein, the residue of said ceded lands shall be opened to settlement by the proclamation of the President, and shall be subject to disposal under the homestead, townsite, stone and timber, and mining laws of the United States only, excepting as to price and excepting the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections in each Congressional o which shall be reserved for common school purposes and be subject to the laws of Idaho: Provided, That all purchasers of lands lying under the canal of the Idaho Canal Company, and which are susceptible of irrigation from the water from said canal, shall pay for the same at the rate of ten dollars per acre; all agricultural lands not under said canal shall be paid for at the rate of two dollars and fifty cents per acre, and grazing lands at the rate of one dollar and twenty-five cents per acre, one-fifth of the respective sums to be paid at time of original entry, and four-fifths thereof at the time of making final proof; but no purchaser shall be permitted in any manner to purchase more than one hundred and sixty acres of the land hereinbefore referred to; but the rights of honorably discharged Union soldiers and sailors, as defined and described in sections twenty-three hundred and four and twenty-three hundred and five of the Revised Statutes of the United States, shall not be abridged, except as to the sum to be paid as aforesaid.

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No lands in sections sixteen and thirty-six now occupied, as set forth in article three of the agreement herein ratified shall be reserved for school purposes, but the State of Idaho shall be entitled to indemnity for any lands so occupied: Provided, That none of said lands shall be disposed of under the townsite laws for less than ten dollars per acre: And provided further, That all of said lands within five miles of the boundary line of the town of Pocatello shall be sold at public auction, payable

Lands opened to settlement. Vol. 31, p. 676.

Lands ceded by Shoshone and Bannock Indians open to entry June 17, 1902.

Exceptions.

Vol. 25, p. 452.

Wol. 31, p. 676.

Vol. 25, p. 452.

Preference right of entry on “neutral

strip.”
ol. 31, p. 680.

ten dollars per acre: And provided further, That any mineral lands within said five mile limit shall be disposed of under the mineral land laws of the United States, excepting that the price of such mineral lands shall be fixed at ten dollars per acre, instead of the price fixed by the said mineral land laws.

And whereas, all the conditions required by law, to be performed prior to the opening of said lands to settlement and entry have been, as I hereby declare, duly performed, except the sale of the improve. ments mentioned above, |. as this is not considered a bar to the opening of the unallotted and unreserved lands to settlement and entry, Now, therefore, I, THEoDoRE Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested in me by law, do hereby declare and make known that all of the lands so as aforesaid ceded by the Shoshone and Bannock Indians, saving and excepting all lands allotted to the Indians, and saving and excepting the sands on which the Indian improvements have been appraised, and saving and excepting the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections in each Congressional township, and saving and excepting Lots 7 and 8, section 21, NW 4 SW 4 and Lots 9 and 10, section 22, T. 9 S., R. 38 E., B. M., known as “Lava Hot Springs” and saving and excepting all of the lands within five miles of the boundary line of the town of Pocatello, Idaho, and saving and excepting the lands ceded under the Act of September 1, 1888 (25 Stat., 452), for the purposes of a townsite, will on the 17th day of June, 1902, at and after the hour of 12 o'clock, noon, (Mountain Standard time), be opened to settlement and entry under the terms of and subject to all the conditions, limitations, reservations, and restrictions contained in the statutes above specified, and the laws of the United States applicable thereto. In view of the provision in said act “That all of said lands within five miles of the boundary line of the town of Pocatello shall be sold at public auction, payable as aforesaid, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior for not less than ten dollars per acre,” the lands, “within five miles of the boundary line of the town of Pocatello,” saving and excepting all lands allotted to the Indians, and saving and excepting the sixteenth and thirty-sixth sections in each Congressional township, and saving and excepting the lands ceded under the Act of September 1, 1888 (25 Stat., 452), for the purposes of a townsite, will on the 17th day of July, 1902, at and after the hour of 12 o'clock, noon (Mountain Standard time), be offered at public auction at not less than ten dollars per acre, under the terms and subject to all the conditions, limitations, reservations and restrictions, contained in the statutes above specified, and the laws of the United States applicable thereto. Because of the provision in the act ratifying .# agreement that “The purchaser of said improvements shall have thirty days after such purchase for preference right of entry, under the provisions of this Act, of the lands upon which the improvements purchased by him are situated, not to exceed one h. and sixty acres,” the said lands upon which such Indian improvements purchased are situated outside of the lands within five |. of the town of Pocatello, shall for the period of thirty days after said opening be subject to homestead entry, townsite entry, stone and timber entry, and entry under the mineral laws only by those who may have purchased the improvements thereon, and who are accorded a preference right of entry for thirty days as aforesaid, such entries to be made in accordance with the terms and conditions of this Act. Persons entitled to make entry under this preference right will be permitted to do so at any time during the said period of thirty days following the opening, and at the expiration of that period any of said lands not so entered will come under the general provisions of this proclamation. The purchaser of the improvements on lands situated within five

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