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April 26, 1916.



to be sold.

Dovils Lako Indian WHEREAS the Act of Congress authorizing the disposal of lands
Reservation, N.Dak.

within the former Devils Lake Indian Reservation, North Dakota, Vol. 33, p. 319.

approved April 27, 1904 (33 United States Statutes at Large, 319), among other things provides:

That, when in the judgment of the President no more of the land herein ceded can be disposed of at said price, he may by proclamation, to be repeated in his discretion, sell from time to time the remaining lands subject to the provisions of the homestead law or otherwise as he may deem most advantageous, at such price or prices, in such manner, upon such conditions, with such restrictions, and upon such terms as he may deem best for all

interests concerned; AND WHEREAS, in my judgment, no more of the land can be disposed of at said price; and it being believed that the remaining land

can be most advantageously disposed of in the following manner; Uhdisposed of lands NOW therefore, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the

United States of America, do hereby proclaim and direct that all the land ceded by the said Act, not embraced in any valid, existing right initiated under the public land laws, shall be offered for sale under the supervision of the Superintendent of Opening and Sale of Indian Reservations, to the highest bidders, for cash, at not less than $1.25 per acre. The sale will be held at Minot, North Dakota,

commencing June 3, 1916. Offering to bidders. The lands shall be listed for sale in tracts embracing the northeast,

northwest, southwest and southeast quarters of sections, unless parts of such subdivisions are not subject to sale, in which event all contiguous lands subject to sale in such quarter sections shall be listed as separate tracts. The lands shall be offered for sale as listed, unless the owners of adjacent lands request the offering of smaller subdivisions adjoining the lands so owned, in which event the Superintendent of the sale is authorized, in his discretion, to first offer such smaller subdivisions, and then offer the remaining land in such listed tracts.

The successful bidder for each tract must pay the purchase price thereof to the Receiver of the Minot Land Office before 4.30 o'clock, p. m., on the next day following the date of sale on which the land

office is open. Resale on nonpay. If any person fails to make payment on the day required for the land

purchased, the land will be reoffered for sale and the person so de· faulting will not thereafter be permitted to bid for or purchase any

other tract. No restrictions, etc. No restriction will be made as to the number of tracts any person

may purchase, and no showing will be required of purchasers as to age, citizenship or otherwise.

Bids may be made either in person or by agent, but will not be con

sidered if received through the mail. Rules, etc.

The Secretary of the Interior and the Superintendent of the sale may, as emergencies arise, make and prescribe such rules and regulations not in conflict herewith as the proper conducting of the sale may require; and the Superintendent may at any time suspend or indefinitely postpone the sale or adjourn it to such time or place as he may deem advisable; and he may reject any or all bids which in his opinion are less than the actual cash value at which any of the

lands offered should be sold. Warning against con. All persons are warned against entering into any agreement, comspiracies, etc.

bination, or conspiracy which will prevent any of said lands from




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selling advantageously, and all persons so offending will be prosecuted criminally under Section 2373 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, which reads as follows:

“Every person who, before or at the time of the public sale of any of Punishment for hin. the lands of the United States, bargains, contracts, or agrees, or R. 8., soc. 2373, P. attempts to bargain, contract, or agree with any other person, that the last-named person shall not bid upon or purchase the land so offered for sale, or any parcel thereof, or who by intimidation, combination, or unfair management, hinders, or prevents, or attempts to hinder or prevent, any person from bidding upon or purchasing any tract of land so offered for sale, shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not more than two years, or both."

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 twenty-sixth day of April, in

the year of our Lord nineteen hundred and sixteen and (SEAL.] of the independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth

By the President:

Secretary of State.

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April 28, 1916.



WHEREAS it is provided by section fifteen, of the act of Con- Annette Island Fish

ery Reserve, Alaska. gress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, en- Þreamble! titled “An Act To repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes,"

» Vol. 26, p. 1101. that “Until otherwise provided by law, the body of lands known as Annette Islands, situated in the Alexander Archipelago in southeastern Alaska, on the north side of Dixon's entrance, be, and the same is hereby, set apart as a reservation for the use of the Metlakahtla Indians, and those people known as Metlakahtlans, who have recently emigrated from British Columbia to Alaska, and such other Alaskan natives as may join them, to be held and used by them in common, under such rules and regulations, and subject to such restrictions, as may be prescribed from time to time by the Secretary of the Interior," and

WHEREAS the Secretary of the Interior, with a view to assisting the Metlakahtlans to self-support, has decided to place in operation a cannery on Annette Island; and

WHEREAS it is therefore necessary that the fishery in the waters contiguous to the hereinafter described group comprising the Annette Islands be reserved for the purpose of supplying fish and other aquatic products for said cannery;

Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United Waters surrounding States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the laws of lakahtlans and other the United States, do hereby make known and proclaim that the waters within three thousand feet from the shore lines at mean low tide of Annette Island, Ham Island, Walker Island, Lewis Island, Spire Island, Hemlock Island, and adjacent rocks and islets, located within the area segregated by the broken line upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this proclamation; also the bays of said islands, rocks, and islets, are hereby reserved for the benefit

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of the Metlakahtlans and such other Alaskan natives as have joined them or may join them in residence on these islands, to be used by them under the general fisheries laws and regulations of the United

States as administered by the Secretary of Commerce. Unauthorized fishing Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not

to fish in or use any of the waters herein described or mentioned.

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 April, in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, [SEAL.] and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.

By the President:

Secretary of State.

May 3, 1916.



ervation, Wash.

Colville Indian Res- I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by Unallotted irrigable, virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the Act of Conetc., lands in, opened to homestead entry.

gress approved March 22, 1906 (34 Stat. L., 80) do hereby prescribe, Vol. 34, p. 80. proclaim, and make known, that all the non-mineral, unallotted and

unreserved lands within the diminished Colville Indian Reservation, in the State of Washington, classified as irrigable lands, grazing lands, or arid lands, shall be disposed of under the general provisions of the homestead laws of the United States and of the said Act of Congress, and shall be opened to settlement and entry and settled upon, occupied, and entered only in the manner herein prescribed: Provided, That all lands classified as timber or mineral, all lands designated for irrigation by the Government, and all lands within the following townships and parts of townships shall not be disposed of under this

proclamation: Lands excepted. Townships 31, 32, 33, and 34 north, range 35 east; township 30

north, range 31 east; township 31 north, range 30 east; north half of township 31 north, range 28 east; townships 32, 33, and 34 north, range 28 east; south half and south half of north half of township 33 north, range 27 east; and fractional part north and east of Lake

Omache of township 32 north, range 27 east. Time and places for 1. A registration for the lands will be conducted at the cities of registration,

Spokane, Wenatchee, Colville, Wilbur, Republic and Omak, Washington, beginning July 5, and ending July 22, 1916, Sunday excepted, under the supervision of John McPhaul, Superintendent of the opening. Any person qualified to make entry under the general provisions of

the homestead law may register. Applications from 2. Any person who was honorably discharged after at least ninety

days' service in the United States Army, Navy or Marine Corps, during the Civil War, the Spanish-American War or the Philippine

Insurrection (or the widow or minor orphan children of such perOthers.

son) may register either in person or by agent. Other persons will not be permitted to register by agent. No person shall present more

than one application in his own behalf and one as agent. Requirements.

Each application for registration must show the applicant's name, postoffice address, age, height and weight, and must be inclosed in an envelope bearing no distinctive marks or any paper other than the application. No envelope shall contain more than one application.

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