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rRocLAMAT1oNs. Nc. 6. _ 197 7 _ regularly set aside and reserved at such county seat land for a townsite to be disposed of in the manner provided by the act of Congress last named, and has regularly caused to be surveyed, subdivided, and platted the lands so set aside and reserved for disposition as such townsites; And whereas, by the act of Congress last named, it is provided- "The lands to be opened to settlement and ent under the Acts oi Congress ratify- ing said agreements respectively shall be so opendd b roclamation of the President, and to avoid the contests and conflicting claims which have heretofore resulted from o ning similar public`lands to settlement and entry, the Presidents proclamation sgi] prescribe the manner in which these lands may be settled upon, occupied and . entered by persons entitled thereto under the Acts ratifying said agreements, respectively; and no person shall be permitted to settle upon, occupy or enter any of said lands except as prescribed in such proclamation until after the expiration of sixty days from the time when the same are opened to settlement and entry." And whereas, b the act of Congress last named the President was authorized to establish two additional United States land districts and land offices in the Territory of Oklahoma to include the lands so ceded as aforesaid, which land districts and land offices have been established by an order of even date herewith; And whereas all of the conditions required by law- to be performed prior to the opening of said tracts of land to settlement and entry have n, as I hereby eclare, duly rformed; _ Now therefore, I, William Mc%nley, President of the United States W{·$g °¤°d¤d cg of America, by virtue of the power vested in me b law, do hereby Kiowa, sua amté declare and make known that all of the lands so as afbresaid ceded by °""’ . the Wichita and aililiated bands of Indians, and the Comanche, Mr. i>- M1- . Kiowa, and Apache tribes of Indians, respectively, saving and excepting sections sixteen thirty-six, thirteen and thirty-three in each township, and all lands located or selected by the Territory of Oklahoma as indemnity school or educational lands, and mving and exceipting all lands allotted in severalty to individual Indians, and saving an excepting all lands allotted and confirmed to religious societies and other organizations, and saving and excepting the lands selected and set aside as grazing lands for the use in common for said Comanche, Kiowa, and Apache tribes of Indians, and saving and excepting the lands set aside and reserved at each of said count seats for disposition as townsites, and saving and excepting the lands now used, occupied, or set apart for military, ency, school, school farm, religious, Indian cemetery, wood reservejlgorest reserve, or other public uses, will, on the 6th day of August, 1901, at 9 o’clock a. m., in the manner herein prescribed and not otherwise, be opened to entry and settlement and to disposition under the eneral provisions of the homestead and townsite laws of the United Sqtates. Commencin at 9 o’clock a. m., Wednesday·, July 10. 1901, and end- P,}§g`}fjf’**°“ °‘ W ing at 6 dclock p. m., Friday, July 26, 1901, a registration will be had at the United States land offices at El Reno and Lawton, in the Territory of Oklahoma (the office at Lawton to occupy rprovisional quarters in the immedate vicinity of Fort Sill, Oklahoma erritory, until suitable quarters can be rovided at Lawton), for the purpose of ascertainin what persons dlesire to enter, settle upon, and acquire title to any of said lands under the homestead law and of ascertaining their qualifications so to do. The registration at each office will be for both land districts, but at the time of registration each applicant will be required to elect and state in which district he desires to make entry. To obtain re 'stration each applicant will be required to show himself duly qualified. to make homestead entry of these lands under existing laws and to give the registering officer such appropriate matters of description and identity as will protect the aplpeicant and the government against any attempted impersonation. gistration can not be effected through the use of the mails or the employment of an agent,