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3. Each applicant must himself sign and swear to his application Registration of apon or after July 5, and not later than July 22, 1916, at Spokane, Wenatchee, Colville, Wilbur, Republic or Omak, Washington, before a notary public designated by the Superintendent: Except A soldier's or sailor's application and power of attorney appointing an agent may be signed and sworn to by the applicant at any time after the date hereof and prior to the close of the registration, but the agent must sign and swear to the application during the time, at one of the places and in the manner herein prescribed for the execution of other applications. After applications have been properly executed they must be delivered to the Superintendent or to some person designated by him to receive them.

4. Beginning at 10 o'clock a. m. on July 27, 1916, at the said city Drawings. of Spokane 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 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 so selected, shall, when correct in form and execution, be numbered serially in the order in which they were 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 of the lands.

5. A list of the successful applicants showing the number assigned Notice of successful 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 September 5, 1916, and con

plications to enter. tinuing 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 select and enter the tracts they Selections, etc. desire as follows: A map room will be established at such place as shall be decided upon by the Secretary of the Interior, where numbers assigned will be called in their numerical order. When an applicant's number is called, he must at once select the tract he desires to enter and will be allowed ten days following the date of selection within which to complete entry at the proper land office. During such period he must file a 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. If the lands are in the Spokane, Washington, land district, entry must be made at the Spokane land office; if in the Waterville, Washington, land district, entry must be made at the Waterville land office. To save the expense incident to a trip to the land and to return to the land office, he may, following his sélection, 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 ten days following the date of selection. Payments can fees, etc. be made 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.

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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 entry. Soldiers 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. Payments by install

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 one, two, three, four and five 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 will be permitted to select more than one tract, present more than one application to enter, or file more than one

declaratory statement in his own behalf. Forfeiture.

8. If any person fails to select the tract he desires to enter on the date assigned to him for that purpose, or if, having made such selection 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 Proclamation. Occupancy.

9. None of the lands opened to entry under this Proclamation will become subject to settlement or entry prior to 9 o'clock a. m. October 18, 1916, except in the manner prescribed herein; and all persons are admonished not to make any settlement before that time on

lands not covered by entries or filings made by them under this ProcUndisposed of lands. lamation. All the said lands not then entered by persons assigned

numbers hereunder, will, at that hour, become subject to settlement and entry under the general provisions of the homestead laws and

the aforesaid Act of Congress. Regulations.

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 Act of Congress into full force and effect and is hereby authorized to prescribe the time when and the manner in which lands in any or all the townships temporarily withheld from disposal, as herein provided, may be opened to settlement and entry.

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 third day of May 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.

WOODROW WILSON
By the President:
ROBERT LANSING,

Secretary of State.

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BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

May 10, 1916.

A PROCLAMATION

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WHEREAS it appears that the public good will be promoted by Dixie National Forest, excluding from the Dixie National Forest certain areas, within the Preámble. State of Arizona, and restoring the public lands therein in a manner authorized by the Act of Congress approved September thirtieth, Vol. 38, p. 113. nineteen 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”; and

WHEREAS those portions of the Toiyabe National Forest formerly, constituting the Moapa National Forest, in Nevada, and included within the Toiyabe National Forest July 1, 1915, should be transferred to and made a part of the Dixie National Forest;

Now, therefore, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the United Area modified. States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Vol. 30, p. 36. Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven (30 Stat., 11 at 34 and 36), 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”, do proclaim that the boundaries of the Dixie National Forest are hereby changed to exclude the areas indicated as eliminations on the diagram hereto annexed and forming a part hereof and to include the areas indicated thereon, in Nevada, immediately heretofore embraced within the Moapa Division of the Toiyabe National Forest and excluded therefrom by Executive Order which I have also signed this date.

And I do further proclaim and make known that in my judgment it stExcluded lands reis

proper and necessary in the interest of equal opportunity and good administration that all of the lands hereby excluded from the Dixie National Forest subject to disposition should be restored to settlement in advance of entry, and pursuant to the authority reposed in me by the aforesaid Act of September thirtieth, nineteen hundred Vol. 38, p. 113. and thirteen (38 Stat., 113), I do hereby direct and provide that such lands, subject to valid rights and the provisions of existing withdrawals, shall be opened and become subject to settlement only under the general provisions of the homestead laws, at and after, but not before, nine o'clock a. m., standard time, on the sixty-third day Time of opening. after the date of this proclamation, and to entry and other disposition under any public land law applicable thereto at and after, but not before, nine o'clock a, m., on the ninety-first day after said date.

Persons who go upon any of the lands to be restored as herein pro- passing ipe orains to pressvided and perform any act of settlement thereon from and including ing. the date of this proclamation until nine o'clock a. m., standard time, on the sixty-third day from and after the date hereof, or who are on or are occupying any part of such lands at said hour, except those having valid subsisting settlement rights initiated prior to reservation and since maintained, and those having preferences to make entry under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved June eleventh, nineteen hundred and six (34 Stat., 233), entitled "An Act To pro- Agricultural lands.

Vol. 34, p. 233.

and vide for the entry of Agricultural lands within forest reserves", acts amendatory, will be considered and dealt with as trespassers and preference will be given the prior legal applicant, notwithstanding such unlawful settlement or occupancy: Provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent persons from going upon and over the lands to examine them with a view thereafter to going upon and mak- Examinations ing settlement thereon when the lands shall become subject thereto in

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