Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 39 Part 2.djvu/607

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PROCLAMATIONS, 1916. 1779 3. Each applicant must himself sign and swear to his a lication R° *”"°“°“ °* °P‘ on or after uly 5, and not later than Jul 22, 1916, at SpokanIel)Wenat- pumglmm chee, Colville, Wilbur, Republic or gmak, Washington, before a notary public designated by the Superintendent: Except A soldier’s or sailor’s aapphcation and power of attorney appointing an agent may be signe and sworn to by the applicant at any time after the date hereof and prior to the close of the registration, but the agent must sign and swear to the application during the time, at one of the places and m the manner herein prescribed for the execution of other applications. After applications have been properly executed they must be delivered to the Superintendent or to some person designated by him to receive them. 4. Beginning at 10 o’clock a. rn. on July 27, 1916, at the said city Drnwinssof Spokane and continuing thereafter from dag, to day, Sundays excepted, as long as may be necessary, there shall e impartially taken and selected indiscriminately from the whole number of envelopes presented, such number thereof as may be necessary to carry the provisions of this proclamation into effect, and the appllications for registration contained in the envelopes so selected, sha , when correct in form and execution, be numbered serially in the order in which they were selected, beginning with number one, and the numbers thus assigned shall fix and control the order in which the persons named therein may make entry of the lands. 5. A list of the successful applicants showing the number assigned ap’;,‘}§{',*;,$'f‘ S“°°°”‘“‘ to each will be conspicuously posted and furnished to the press for publication as a matter of news and a proper notice will be promptly maileg to each of these cia.(p&licants. S6 b d I 6. ` at 9 o’ , a. m., on tem er 5, 1916, an con- H u °_ *P‘ tinuingmtherexter on such dates as may be nxed by the Secretary P mumm wr of the terior, Eiirsons holding numbers assigned to them under this proclamation w be permitted to select an enter the tracts they S°‘°°“°'“· °*’°· desire as follows: A map room will be established at such place as shall be decided lilrlpon by the Secretary of the Interior, where numbers assigned w' be called in their numerical order. When an applicants number is called, he must at once select the tract he desires to enter and will be allowed ten days following the date of selection within which to complete entry at the proper land office. During such period he must file a homestead zpplication at the land office, accompanying the same with the usual ing fees and commissions and in addition thereto one-fifth of the appraised value of the tract selected. If the lands are in the Spokane, Washington, land district, entr must be made at the Spo ane land office; if in the Waterville, l%ashington, land district, entry must be made at the Waterville land office. To save the expense incident to a trip to the land and to return to the land office, he may, following his selection, execute his homestead application for the tract selected within the land district and tile same in the land office, where it will be held awaiting the ayment of the fees and commissions and one-fifth of the appraised valiie of the land. In that event, the payment must be made within ten days followindg the date of selection. Payments can ,&§°{gf°“ °' *‘”‘ be made only in cash, b cert ed checks on national and state banks ’ and trust companies, which can be cashed without cost to the Government, or b postoflice money orders made payable to the receiver of the land oflirce. These payments may be made in person, through the mails or any other means or agency desired, but the applicant assumes all responsibilit in the matter. He must see that the ay- ments reach the land office within the ten days allowed and where failure occurs in any instance where the application has been filed i.n the land office without payment, as herein provided for, the applicatpin will stand rejected without further action on the part of the local o cers.