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Prior settlement Persons having prior settlement rights or preferences, as above rights.
defined, will be allowed to make entry in conformity with existing
law and regulations. Area affected.
It is not intended by this proclamation to reserve any land not immediately heretofore embraced in a National Forest nor to exclude any land except the areas indicated as eliminations on the diagram hereto annexed.
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 31st day of August, in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, (SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.
Secretary of State.
• September 17, 1915.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES
Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, N. Dak.
Pursuant to the authority vested in me by the Act of Congress Coal lands in, opened approved June 1, 1910 (36 Stat., 455), as amended by the Act apentre laco homestead proved August 3, 1914 (38 Stat., 681), I, WOODROW WILSON,
Vol. 36, p. 455; Vol. President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim that all 38, p. 681.
the lands in the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, in North Dakota, which on account of their containing coal were reserved from allotment and other disposition under the aforesaid Act of June 1, 1910, and which, under the provisions of the aforesaid Act of August 3, 1914, have been classified as agricultural lands of the first class, agricultural lands of the second class and grazing lands shall be disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead laws and of said Acts of Congress and be opened to settlement and entry and be settled upon, occupied and entered in the following manner and not otherwise: Provided, That patents issued for such lands shall contain a reservation to the United States of any coal that such lands may contain, to be held in trust for the Indians belonging to and having tribal rights on the Fort Berthold Indian Reservation, but any entryman shall have the right at any time before making final proof of his entry, or at the time of making such final proof, to a hearing for the purpose of disproving the classification as coal land of the land im
braced in his entry, and if such land is shown not to be coal land a Commutation al- patent without reservation shall issue: Provided further, That homeR.S., sec. 2301, p. 421. stead settlers may commute their entries under Section 2301 of the
Revised Statutes by paying for the land entered at the appraised
price. Registration of applications.
1. All persons qualified to make a homestead entry for said lands may, on and after October 18, 1915, and prior to and including October 30, 1915, but not thereafter, present to John McPhaul, Superintendent of the opening, in person, or to some person designated by him, at the cities of Minot, Bismarck or Plaza, North Dakota, sealed envelopes containing their applications for registration, but no envelope must contain more than one application; and no person can present more than one application in his own behalf and one as agent for a soldier or sailor, or for the widow or minor orphan child of a soldier or sailor, as hereinafter provided.
from saldiers and sailors.
Notice of successful
2. Each application for registration must show the applicant's Requirements. name, postoffice address, age, height and weight, and be sworn to by him at Minot, Bismarck' or Plaza, North Dakota, before some notary public designated by the Superintendent.
3. Persons who were honorably discharged after ninety days' service in the Army, Navy or Marine Corps of the United States during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War, or the Philippine Insurrection, or their widows or minor orphan children, may present their applications for registration either in person or through their duly appointed agents, but no person can act as agent for more than one such applicant, and all applications presented by agents must be signed and sworn to by them at one of the places named and in the same manner in which other applications must be sworn to and presented.
Drawings. 4. Beginning at 10 o'clock a. m. on November 4, 1915, at the said city of Minot, and continuing thereafter from day to day, Sundays excepted, as long as may be necessary, there shall be impartially taken and selected indiscriminately from the whole number of envelopes so presented such number thereof as may be necessary to carry the provisions of this Proclamation into effect, and the applications for registration contained in the envelopes só selected shall
, when correct in form and execution, be numbered serially in the order in which they are selected, beginning with number one, and the numbers thus assigned shall fix and control the
order in which the persons named therein may make entry after the lands shall become subject to entry.
5. A list of the successful applicants, showing the number assigned applicants. to each, will be conspicuously posted and furnished to the press for publication as a matter of news, and a proper notice will be promptly mailed to each of these applicants.
6. Beginning at 9 o'clock a. m. on May 1, 1916, and continuing plications to enter. thereafter on such dates as may be fixed by the Secretary of the Interior, persons holding numbers assigned to them under this Proclamation will be permitted to designate and enter the tracts they desire as follows:
Selections, etc. When a person's name is called, he must at once select the tract he desires to enter and will be allowed ten days following date of selection to complete entry at the land office. During such period, he must file his homestead application at the land office, accompanying the same with the usual filing fees and commissions and in addition thereto one-fifth of the appraised value of the tract selected. To save expense incident to an additional trip to the land and to return to the land office, he may, following his selection, execute his homestead application for the tract selected within the land district and file same in the land office, where it will be held awaiting the payment of the fees and commissions and one-fifth of the appraised value of the land. In that event, the payment must be made within the ten days following the date of selection. Payments can be made Initial payments. only in cash, by certified checks on national and state banks and trust companies, which can be cashed without cost to the Government, or by postoffice money orders made payable to the receiver of the land office. These payments may be made in person, through the mails or any other means or agency desired, but the applicant assumes all responsibility in the matter. He must see that the payments reach the land office within the ten days allowed, and where failure occurs in any instance where the application has been filed in the land office without payment, as herein provided for, the application will stand rejected without further action on the part of the local officers.
Presentation of ap
In case of declaratory statements, allowable under this opening, the same course may be pursued, except that the filing fees must be paid within the ten days following date of selection, the party having six months after filing within which to complete entrySoldiers or sailors or their widows or minor orphan children making homestead entry of these lands must make payment of fees, commissions
and purchase money as is required of other entrymen. Subsequent pay.
The purchase money not required at the time of entry may be paid in five equal installments. These payments will become due at the end of two, three, four, five and six years after the date of entry, unless commutation proof is made. If such proof is made, all the unpaid installments must be paid at that time. Where three year proof is submitted, the entryman may make payment of the unpaid installments at that time or at any time before they become due and final certificate will issue, in the absence of objection, upon such payment being made. If any entryman fails to make any payment when it becomes due, all his former payments
will be forfeited and his entry will be canceled. Restriction.
7. No person can select more than one tract or present more than one application to enter or file more than one declaratory statement in his own behalf.
8. If any person fails to designate the tract he desires to enter on the date assigned to him for that purpose, or if, having made such designation he fails to perfect it by making entry or filing and payments as herein provided, or if he presents more than one application for registration or presents an application in any other than his true name, he will forfeit his right to make entry or filing under this
9. None of the lands opened to entry under this Proclamation shall become subject to settlement or entry prior to 9 o'clock a. m. on June 1, 1916, except in the manner prescribed herein; and all
persons are admonished not to make any settlement prior to that Disposal of lands not hour on lands not covered by entries or filings made by them under
Proclamation. At 9 o'clock a. m. on June 1, 1976, all of said lands which have not then been entered under the provisions of this Proclamation will become subject to settlement and entry under the general provisions of the homestead laws and the aforesaid Acts of
10. The Secretary of the Interior shall make and prescribe such rules and regulations as may be necessary and proper to carry the provisions of this Proclamation and of the said Acts of Congress into full force and effect.
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 seventeenth day of September
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.] fifteen, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.
Acting Secretary of State.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
October 4, 1915.
Land reserved for
WHEREAS, by joint resolution “to provide for annexing the Honolulu, Hawaii. Hawaiian Islands to the United States," approved July 7, 1898, the Vol. 30, p. 750. cession by the Government of the Republic of Hawaii to the United States of America, of all rights of sovereignty of whatsoever kind in and over the Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies, and the transfer to the United States of the absolute fee and ownership of all public, government or crown lands, public buildings, or edifices, ports, harbors, military equipment, and all other public property of every kind and description belonging to the government of the Hawaiian Islands, was duly accepted, ratified, and confirmed, and the said Hawaiian Islands and their dependencies annexed as a part of the territory of the United States, and made subject to the sovereign dominion thereof, and all and singular the property and rights hereinbefore mentioned vested in the United States of America.
AND WHEREAS, it was further provided in said resolution that the existing laws of the United States relative to public lands shall not apply to such lands in the Hawaiian Islands, but the Congress of the United States shall enact special laws for their management and disposition;
AND WHEREAS, the Congress of the United States has provided Vol. 31, p. 159. by the Act of April 30, 1900, chapter 339, section 91, that the public property ceded and transferred to the United States by the Republic of Hawaii under the said resolution may be taken for the uses and purposes of the United States by direction of the President;
AND WHEREAS, it is deemed necessary in the public interests that a certain piece and parcel of land situated at Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu, in the Territory and District of Hawaii, in the United States of America, be immediately reserved for lighthouse purposes;
NOW THEREFORE, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the lighthouse purposes. United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, do hereby declare, proclaim and make known that the said piece and parcel of land situated at Honolulu, on the Island of Oahu, in the Territory and District of Hawaii, bé and the same is hereby, subject to such legislative action as the Congress of the United States may take with respect thereto, reserved for lighthouse purposes, to wit:
Beginning at a point bearing 136° 36' 46" true and distant 111.23 ft. Description. from Fort Street Survey Monument, said monument being a copper bolt set in a 4'' cast iron pipe and located 72° 50' 45'' true and distant 6091.77 ft. from Punch Bowl Trianglation Station, thence by true azimuths and distances;
1. 138° 25' 0'', 16.0 feet to a point, thence
of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and fifteen, (SEAL.) and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.
Secretary of State.
October 4, 1915.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Dinosaur National Monument, Utah.
National Monument, Utah.
Vol. 34, p. 225.
Whereas, in section twenty-six, township four south, range twentythree east of the Salt Lake meridian, Utah, there is located an extraordinary deposit of Dinosaurian and other gigantic reptilian remains of the Juratrias period, which are of great scientific interest and value, and it appears that the public interest would be promoted by reserving these deposits as a National Monument, together with as much land as may be needed for the protection thereof.
Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by Section two of the act of Congress entitled, “An Act for the Preservation of
American Antiquities approved June 8, 1906, do hereby set aside Description. as the Dinosaur National Monument, the unsurveyed northwest
quarter of the southeast quarter and the northeast quarter of the southwest quarter of section twenty-six, township four south, range twenty-three east, Salt Lake meridian, Utah, as shown upon the
diagram hereto attached and made a part of this proclamation. Reserved from settle While it appears that the lands embraced within this proposed ment, etc.
reserve have heretofore been withdrawn as coal and phosphate lands, the creation of this monument will prevent the use of the lands for the purposes for which said withdrawals were made. Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not to appropriate, excavate, injure or destroy any of the fossil remains contained within the deposits hereby reserved and declared to be a National Monument or to locate or settle upon any of the lands reserved and made a part of this monument 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 fourth day of October, in
the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.] fifteen and the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.
Secretary of State.
October 14, 1915.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
Kansas National WHEREAS the public lands within the Kansas National Forest,
in the State of Kansas, will not be required for experimental forest
WHEREAS it appears that the public good will be promoted by abolishing said reservation thereafter, and by withdrawing the public lands in certain areas therein as hereinafter provided, and by restoring the remaining public lands in such reservation in a manner author
ized by the Act of Congress approved September thirtieth, nineteen Vol. 38, p. 113. hundred and thirteen, entitled An Act To authorize the President
to provide a method for opening lands restored from reservation or withdrawal, and for other purposes”;
Now, therefore, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the
United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Vol. 30, p. 36. Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety
seven (30 Stat., Il at 34 and 36), entitled “An Act Making appro
Existence discon. tinued.