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1648 PROCLAMATIONS, 1917. nesto the public lands subject to disposition in the remaining v°L38’°‘m‘ exclurdldd areas in a manner authorized by the Act of Congress approved September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen (38 Stat., 113), entitled "An Act to authorize the President to provide a method for opening lands restored from reservation or withdrawal, _ and for other fpurposes"; _ _ $§}{’§‘l{‘§,‘Y§'f‘,{;’flm°°‘ Now, there ore, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the United States of America, b virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress approved ljiiarch third, eighteen hrmdred and nmety-one V0, mp 36 (26 Stat., 1095), entitled "An act to repeal t1mber—cu1ture laws, and ` ` for other pu oses", and also by the Act approved June fourth, eighteen hunldied and ninety-seven (30 Stat., 11 at 34 and 36), entitled "An Act Making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eiiht, and for other purposes", do proclaim that the boimdaries of the Crook National Forest are hereby changed to include the areas indicated as additions on the diagram hereto annexed and forming a part hereof and to exclude the areas indicated thereon as eliminations. ,_§§,‘j' """’ ”‘?‘ "*" The withdrawal for national forest made hereby shall, as to all lands which are at this date eg y appropriated under the public land laws or reserved for any ublrc purpose, be subject to , and shall not interfere with or defeat legal rights under such appropriation, nor prevent the use for such public purpose of lan s so reserved, so long as such appropriation is legally maintained, or E ‘“d°",,',°”'*’E,m""”‘ Suglndeledvaailgn mudlaips ilhfol-Citi, f ll d 'bedl d 1 d d "°,, ,,0,, 0 opro aunt atteoowing 6SC1‘1 ansexcue

W from the Crook National Forest by this Proclamation are hereby

tem(_p)0rarily withdrawn for classification under authoritiy of the Act W 3,,p_,,.,_ of ngress approved Jrme twentygfifth, nineteen him red and ten ` (36 Stat. 847), as amended by the Act of August twenty-fourth, nineteen hundred and twelve (37 Stat., 497), to wit: The north half M wmdmd mm_ of the northeast quarter and the west half of Section thirty-0116 (31), myreevnatu. township one (1) north, range fifteen (15) east; and that the portion of the former Fort Grant Military Reservation within the excluded area, namely, lots one (1), two (2), three (3), and the northwest quarter of the northwest quarter of section nine (9), township ten (10) south, V I 23 P lm range twenty-four (24) east, is hereby placed under the control of °‘ ' the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved July fifth, eighteen hundred and eighty-four (23 Stat., 103), for disposition under said Act or as may be otherwise provided ly law. w§§g}_{,’,§{l"°”“°d‘° And_ I o further proclaim and make known, pursuant to the vows, p.113. authority reposed in me by the aforesaid Act of September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, that the remainder of the excluded mm Ohpming lands, subppct to valid rights, existing withdrawals and the provis- ' ions hereo , shall be open to settlement and disposition under any public land laws applicable thereto at and after, but not before, nine o’clock a. m., stan ard time, on the sixty-third day after the date hereof: Provided, That during adperiod of twenty days preceding the Applications for date on which such lands sh become subject to appropriation immmmemns. generally, and at nine o’clock a. m., standard time, on said day, apphcations under the general provisions of the homestead laws to enter any of such lands sub`ect thereto may be presented to the Lnited States land office at lghoenix, Arizona, and all such applications lawfully executed and accompanied by the re uir·ed pavments shall be considered as filed simultaneously and shgll have priority over rights asserted through settlement made, or ap lications, iilinvs or selections under other laws offered at said hour. Conflicts of equal rights shall be determined by drawing in the manner prescribed by existing regulations.