meridian, which are hereby reserved for the use of the Fort Totten School; and saving and excepting the SE} of the NE} and Lot 1 (excepting 4.43 acres of said Lot 1, reserved for the use of the Mission of Sisters of Charity from Montreal), Sec. 17, and Lot 1 of Sec. 16, T. 152 N., R. 65 W., of the fifth principal meridian, which are hereby reserved for the use of the Fort Totten School, Grey N uns Department; and saving and excepting the N·W} of the NW} of Sec.·8, the E} of the NE}, the SW} of the NE} and the SE} of Sec. 7, T. 151 N., R. 65 W., of the fifth princi l meridian, which are hereby reserved for the Fort Totten school anddor the Grey Nuns Department for meadow purposes; and saving and excepting those portions of Lot 2 of Sec. 16 and Lots 2 and 3 of Sec. 17, T. 152 N., R. 65 W., fifth principal meridian not embraced in Allotment #585 of Jesse G. Palmer, which are hereby reserved for use for agency pugxoses; and saving and excepting Lots 4, 5, 6, and 7 of Sec. 10, the N T}, the W} of the SVV} and Lots 5 and 6 of Sec. 15, Lots, 1 and 2 of Sec. 9, the E} of the NE}, the SE} of the SE} and Lots 3, 4, and 5 of Sec. 16, T. 152 N., R. 65 W., of the fifth principal meridian, which are hereby reserved for public use as a park to be known as Sully’s Hill Park, will, on the sixth day of September, 1904, at 9 o’clock A. M., in the manner herein prescribe , and not otherwise, be opened to entry and settlement and to disposition under the general provisions of the· homestead and townsite laws of the United States.
Commencing at 9 o’clock A. M., Monday, August 8th, 1904, and ending at 6 o’c ock P. M., Saturday, August 20th, 1904, a registration will be had at Devils Lake and Grand Forks, State of North Dakota, for the purpose of ascertaining what persons desire to enter, settle upon, and acquire title to any of said lands under the homestead law, and of ascertaining theirqualifications sotodo. To obtain re istration each applicant will be required to show himself duly quadified, by written application to be made onl r on a blank form provided by the Commissioner of the General Land Office, 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 applicant and the Government against any attempted impersonation. Registration cannot be effected through the use of the mails or the enzployment of an agent, excepting that honorably discharged soldiers &;*’·‘”· an sailors entitled to the benefits of section 2304 of the Revised Statutes of the United States, as amended by the act of Congress approved March 1, 1901 (31 Stat., 847), may present their applications for registration and due proofs of their qualifications through an agent of their own selection, having a dulyexecuted power of attorney, but no rson will be permitted to act as agent for more than one such soldier or sailor. 'o person will be permitted to register more than once or in any other than his true name.
Each applicant who shows himself duly qualified will be registered and given a nontransferable certificate to that effect, which will entitle him to go upon and examine the lands to be opened hereunder; but the only purpose for which he can go upon and examine said lands is that of enabling him later on, as herein provided, to understandinvlv select the lands for which he will make entry. No one will be puermitted to make settlement upon any of said 'lands in advance of the opening herein provided for, and during the first sixty davs following said opening no one but registered applicants will be permitted to make homestead settlement u on any of said lands, and then only in pursuance of a homestead entry dhly allowed by the local land officers or of a soldier’s declaratory statement duly accepted by such officers.
The order in which, during the first sixtv davs following the opening the registered applicants will be permitted to make homestead entry of the lands opened hereunder, will be determined by a drawing for