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PROCLAMATIONS, 1924. 1967 lands can be most advantageously disposed of in the following . manner; NOW, THEREFORE, I, CALVIN COOLIDGE, President of ,,,_?p*,;°§f,*§§cé'$,*gd$;;*gg the United States of America, by virtue of the authority vested in onme bdyrthe aforesaid act of Congress, do hereby prescribe, proclaim and act 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 un er the supervision of the Register and Receiver of the Bismarck, North Dakota, Land Office to thevhlighest bidder for cash at not less than $1.25 per acre. The sale be held at Bismarck, North Dakota, commencing October 14, 1924. The successful bidder for each tract must pay the purchase price °°°‘““°““· thereof to the Receiver before 4:30 o’clock p. m. on the next day following the date of sale on which the land office is open. Bids may be made either in person or by agent, but will not be considered if received through the mail. No showing will be required of purchasers as to age, citizenship or otherwise. All persons are warned against entering into any agreement, com- t,,,vZ,?$Q“,E,€§“,,i?§f,§';f bination or conspiracy which will prevent any of said lands from ' selling advantageously, and all persons so offending will be prosecuted criminally under Section 59 of the Criminal Code, which reads: " Whoever, before or at the time of the public sale of any of the lands of the V°l'35'p'1m‘ United States, shall bargain, contract, or agree, or attempt 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 whoever by intimidation, combination, or unfair management shall hinder or prevent, or attempt to hinder or prevent, any person from bidding upon or purchasing any tract of land so offered for sale, shall be Hned 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 29th day of Aug. in the year of our Lord Nineteen Hundred and Twenty-four and of [sam,.] the Independence of the United States, the One Hundred and Forty-ninth. CALVIN Coouncn By the President: Cmutnns E. Huenns Secretary of State. BY mn Pnnsmmrr or rms Umrnn Sraras or Amnarca A PROCLAMATION Although gratifying efforts are being made to lengthen the lives of ,§fg§,‘{”,;f,y¥"*‘° P"` our citizens and to conserve our diminishing store of natural resources, Pmmm the nation’s annual loss inlife and property due to fire continues to surpass that of any other country. It is reported that 15,000 American lives and pro erty valued at $500,000,000 were lost in fires durin 1923. The problem of combating this stupendous waste is of nationi importance. If it is to be diminished, especial efforts must be made to educate the public mind and conscience to the necessity of imroving building construction, increasing protective equipment, and iiosterin a s irit of national carefulness. To this end V THEREFIORE, I, Calvin Coolidge, President of the United States, agggigggufg following an established custom, designate Thursday, October 9, the *92**5- Efty-third anniversaigiy of the great Chicago fire, as National Fire ~• Prevention Day an accordingly recommend and appeal to all citizens that it be observed by them in an appropriate manner. I