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postal-card mailed to him at the address, if any, given by him at the time of registration. Each applicant should, however, in his own behalf employ such measures as will insure his obtaining prompt and accurate information of the order in which his application for homestead entry can be presented as fixed by the drawing. , Applications for homestead entry of said lands during the first sixty days following the opening can be made only by registered applicants and in the order established by the drawing. At each land office, commencing Tuesday, August 6, 1901, at 9 o'clock a.m., the applications of those

Presentation of application numbers.

drawing numbers 1 to 125, inclusive, for that district must be pre

sented and will be considered in their numerical order during the first
day, and the applications of those drawing numbers 126 to 250, inclu-
sive, must be presented and will be considered in their numerical order
during the second day, and so on at that rate until all of said lands
subject to entry under the homestead law, and desired thereunder,
have been entered. If any applicant fails to appear and present his
application for entry when the number assigned to him by the drawing
is reached, his right to enter will be passed until after the other appli-
cations assigned for that day have been disposed of, when he will be
iven another opportunity to make entry, failing in which he will be
eemed to have abandoned his right to make entry under such draw-
ing. To obtain the allowance .# a homestead entry each applicant
must personally present the certificate of registration theretofore
issued to him, together with a regular homestead application and the
necessary accompanying proofs, and with the regular land office fees,
but an honorably discharged soldier or sailor may file his declaratory
statement through the agent representing him at the 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 his regular application, for entry it appears that an
applicant is disqualified from making, homestead entry of 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 settlin
upon any of said lands during the first sixty days following sai
opening.
Because of the provision in the said act of Congress approved June
6, 1900: “That d
called and known as the neutral strip’ shall have preference right
for thirty days on the lands upon which they have located and
improved,” the said lands in the “neutral strip” shall for the period
of thirty days after said opening be subject to homestead entry and
townsite entry only by those who have heretofore located upon and
improved the same, and who are accorded a preference right of entry
for thirty days as aforesaid. Persons entitled to make entry under
this preference right will be permitted to do so at any time during
said period of thirty days following the opening without previous
registration, and without regard to the drawing herein provided for,
and at the expiration of that period the lands in said “neutral strip”
for which no entry shall have been made will come under the general
provisions of this proclamation. -
The intended beneficiaries of the provision in the said acts of Con-
gress, approved, respectively, March 2, 1895, and June 6, 1900, which
authorizes a qualified entryman having lands adjoining the ceded
lands, whose original entry embraced less than 160 acres, to enter so
much of the ceded lands as will make his homestead entry contain in

e settlers who located on that part of said lands sto

Preference right of settlers on “neutral Townsite entries.

strip."
Vol. 31, p. 680.

§o lands.
Vol. 28, p. 897.
Vol. 31, p. 680.

County seats.
Vol. 31, p. 1094.

Warning against premature entry.

Settlement of undisposed lands.

Wire fences not to be destroyed, etc.

Regulations.

of his existing entry, without previous registration and without
regard to the drawing herein provided for, only by making appro-
priate application, accompanied by the necessary proofs, at the proper
new land office at some time prior to the opening herein provided for.
Any person or persons desiring to found, or to suggest establishing a
townsite upon any of said ceded lands at any point not in the near vicinity
of either of the county seats therein heretofore selected and designated
as aforesaid, may, at any time before the opening herein provided for,
file in the proper local land office a written application to that effect
...; y so subdivisions the lands i. 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 forthwith
transmit said petition to the Commissioner of the General Land Office
with their recommendation 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 home-
stead entry and settlement and directing that the same be held for the
time being for townsite settlement, entry, and disposition only. In
such event the lands so withheld from homestead entry and settlement
will, at the time of said opening and not before, become subject to
settlement, entry, and disposition under the general townsite laws of the
United States. None of said ceded lands will be subject to settlement,
entry, or disposition under such general townsite laws except in the
manner herein prescribed until after the expiration of sixty days from
the time of said opening.
Attention is hereby especially called to the fact that under the special
provisions of the said act of Congress approved March 3, 1901, the
townsites selected and designated at the county seats of the new counties
into which said lands have been formed can not be disposed of under
the general townsite laws of the United States, and can only be disposed
of in the special manner provided in said act of Congress, which declares:
“The lands so set apart and designated shall, in advance of the opening, be surveyed,
subdivided, and platted, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior, into
appropriate lots, o: streets, alleys, and sites for parks of R. buildings, so as
to make a town site thereof: Provided, That no person shall purchase more than
one business and one residence lot. Such town lots shall be offered and sold at pub-
lic auction to the highest bidder, under the direction of the Secretary of the Interior,
at sales to be had at the opening and subsequent thereto.”
All persons are “No." admonished that under the said act of
Congress approved March 3, 1901, it is provided that no person shall
be permitted to settle upon, occupy, or enter any of said ceded 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 the said period of sixty
days, but not before, any of said lands remaining undisposed of may
be settled upon, occupied and entered under the general provisions of
the homestead and townsite laws of the United States in like manner
as if the manner of effecting such settlement, occupancy and entry had
not been prescribed herein in obedience to law.
It appearing that there are fences around the pastures into which, for
convenience, portions of the ceded lands have heretofore been divided,
and that these fences are of considerable value and are still the property
of the Indian tribes ceding said lands to the United States, al *.
going upon, examining, entering, or settling upon any of said lands
are cautioned to respect such fences as the property of the Indians and
not to destroy, appropriate, or carry away the same, but to leave them
undisturbed so that they may be seasonably removed and preserved for
the benefit of the Indians.
The Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe all needful rules and

regulations necessary to carry into full effect the opening herein provided for.

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 July, in the year

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

WILLIAM MCKINLEY By the President:

DAVID J. HILL,

Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 7.]

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

July 15, 1901.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 29, p. 901.

Vol. 26, p. 1103.

Vol. 30, p. 36.

Whereas, the Olympic Forest Reserve, in the State of Washington, was established by proclamation dated February twenty-second, Vol. 31, p. 1962. eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, under and by virtue of section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, "An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes”, which provides, “That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in

any State or Territory having public lands bearing 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, it is further 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 ninetyeight, 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”; under which provision, certain lands were withdrawn and excluded. from the said forest reserve by proclamation dated April seventh, nineteen hundred:

Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United serve, Washington. States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the aforesaid act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, do hereby make known and proclaim that the boundary lines of the aforesaid Olympic Forest Reserve are hereby further changed so as to read as follows:

Beginning at the north-east corner of Township twenty-one (21) North, Range five (5) West, Willamette Meridian, Washington; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), Township twenty-three (23) North, Range five (5) West; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the northwest corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of section twenty-three (23), said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west

Olympic Forest Re

New boundaries.

north-west corner of section ten (10), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section twelve (12), said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Township twenty-three (23) North, Range four (1) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Township twenty-four (24) North, Range three (3) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said township; thence northerly to the southwest corner of Township twenty-eight (28) North, Range two (2) West; thence easterly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section thirty-three (33), said township; thence northerly along the quarter-section lines to the north-east corner of the north-west quarter of Section twenty-one (21), Township twenty-nine (29) North, Range two (2) West; thence westerly along the section lines to the point for the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), Township twenty-nine (29) North, Range five (5) West; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said township; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Township thirty (30) North, Range eight (8) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence westerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township thirty (30) North, Range ten (10) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of said township; thence westerly to the north-west corner of Township thirty (30) North, Range eleven (11) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19) said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section twenty-three (23), Township thirty (30) North, Range ten (10), West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section three (3), Township twenty-nine (29), Range eleven (11) West; thence southerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-seven (27), said township; thence westerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section thirty (30), said township; thence southerly to the south-west corner of said township; thence westerly to the north-west corner of Township twenty-eight (28), Range twelve (12) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Township twenty-seven (27) North, Range eleven (11) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section one (1), said township; thence westerly to the north-west corner of Section ten (10), Township twenty-seven (27) North, Range twelve (12) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of Section fifteen (15), said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section thirteen (13), said township; thence southerly to the south-west corner of Section twenty-four (24), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), Township twenty-seven (27) North, Range eleven (11) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said township; thence southerly to the south-west corner of Township twenty-five (25) North, Range eleven (11) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Township twenty-four (24) North, Range eleven (11) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said township; thence westerly along the township line to its point of intersection with the north boundary of the Quinaielt Indian Reservation; thence southeasterly along the north boundary of said Indian Reservation to the eastern point of said reservation and southwesterly along the east boundary thereof to the point of intersection with the township line between Townships twenty-one (21) and twenty-two (22) North; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Township twenty-one (21) North, range ten (10) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section one

(1) said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section six (6), Township twenty-one (21) North, Range eight (8) West; thence southerly to the south-west corner of Section eighteen o said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of Section sixteen (16), . township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section four (4), said township; thence easterly, to the north-east corner of Section six (6), Township twenty-one (21) North, Range seven (7) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section twelve (12), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence .# to the north-east corner of Section sixteen (16), Township twenty-one (21) North, Range six (6) West; thence northerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section six (6), Township twenty-one (21) North, Range five (5) West; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said township, the place of o:

$o. 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 É. has been made pursuant to law, and the statutory period within which to make entry or filing of record has not . 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 #. to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

That the lands hereby restored to the public domain shall be open to settlement from date hereof, but shall not be subject to entry, filing or selection until after ninety days notice by such publication as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.

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 fifteenth day of July, in the

year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and one, and [seAL.] of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-sixth. WILLIAM McKINLEY By the President: John HAY Secretary of State.

[No. 8.]
[A PROCLAMATION.]

Whereas, by an Act of Congress, approved April 12, 1900, entitled “An Act Temporarily to Provide Revenues and a Civil Government for Porto Rico and for other Purposes,” it was provided that, “whenever the legislative assembly of Porto Rico j'. enacted and put into operation a system of local taxation to meet the necessities of the government of Porto Rico, by this Act established, and shall by resolution duly passed so notify the President, he shall make proclamation thereof, and thereupon all tariff duties on merchandise and articles going into Porto Rico from the United States or coming into the United

Lands excepted.

Reserved from settlement.

Settlement of restored lands.

July 25, 1901.

Preamble.
Vol. 31, p. 78.

Porto Rico.
Cessation of tariff.

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