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PROCLAMATIONS. No. 28.

sioner 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 descr1bed in such petition, or an portion thereof, from omestead 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.

siDeNotE.
All persons are especially admonished that under the said act of vm-me Congress approved April 23, 190-1, it is provided that no person shall m0_ 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, and until the expiration of three months after the same shall have been opened for settlement and entry, as hereinbefore prescribed, any of said lands remaining undisposed of may be settled upon, occupied, and entered under the eneral 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, subject. however, ¤- to the payment of four dollars r acre for the land entered, in the manner and at the time requiredpiy the said act of Congress above mentioned. After the expiration of three months, and not before, ` and until the expiration of six months after the same shall have been opened for settlement and entry, as aforesaid, any of said lands ren1ain— ing undisposed of may also be settled upon, occupied, and entered under the general provisions of the same laws and in the same manner. subject. however. to the payment of three dollars per acre for the land entered in the manner and at the times required by the same act of Congress. After the expiration of six months, and not before, after the same shall have been opened for settlement and entry, as aforesaid. any of said lands remaining undisposed of may also be settled upon. occupied, and entered under the general provisions of the same laws and in the same manne1·, subject. however. to the payment of two dollars and fifty cents per acre for the land entered, in the manner and at the times required by the same act of Congress. And after the expiration of four years from the taking effect of this act, and not before, any of said lands remaining undisposed of shall be sold and dis osed of for cash, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior. not more than six hundred and forty acres to any one purchaser.

siDeNotE.
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 band and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

Done at the City of Washington this 13th day of May, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.
[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis,
Acting Secretary of State.