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The regulations to be observed In
tbe^openlng of the great Cheyenne
River and Standing Rock Indian res
ervation lands have been promulgat
ed by the secretary of the interior
and, the Bismarck Tribune publishes
the,',fU st authentic information r«?
garding this event. The designation
of Bismarck as one" of the registra
tion points will accommodate a great
many people who would find it incon
venient an dexpensive to reach the
other points named. Bismarck is
the only registration point in North
Dakota. Being on the main line of
the Northern Pacific railroad it will
be convenient for thousands of ex
cursionists and land seekers to stop
over at this point and register.
Those successful in drawing numbers
will have an opportunity to secure
fine quarter sections of land in a re
gion that is being cut through by
railroads in every direction—giving
the new settlers the opportunity of
a good market at- once equal to that
enjoyed by the older portions of the
state, thus avoiding the deprivations
and hardships through which the
early settlers of the prairies' had to
pass to their present prosperous con
dition. 'y "v
The Bismarck Commercial Club,
the hotels, the business men and cit
izens generally are taking hold of
this proposition and will cooperate
with the railroads in the matter of
taking care of the people who will
take advantage of this last opportun
ity to secure iqw priced lands on fav
orable terms. No extra charge Will
be made, the railroads will give
everybody an opportunity to stop
oyer who may.be going to or from
the Seattle, exposition who are de
sirous, of participating in this draw
The following regulations from the
secretary of the interior will explain
the procedure and answer most of
the questions that may be asked re
garding this event:
General Land Office,
Washington, D. C, Aug. -21, '09.
James W. Witten, Superintendent of
Opening and Sale of Indian Lands.
Sir:* 'Pursuant'to the Proclamation
of the president issued August 19,
1909, for the opening of the classified
lands within the Cheyenne River and
Standing Rock reservations, the fol
lowing rules and regulations are
hereby prescribed:
1. Applications for registration and
powers of attorney for the appoint
ment of agents by soldiers or sailors
With Classmate He Hat Secured Work
at His Profession of Mining Engln
eer-^Friends Wish Him Well.
Brooks Hoskins was a passenger
I east Monday, for a brief visit with
friends in the valley. From that sec
tion he goes to Tacoma and will take
in the Seattle exposition for a week,
visiting his grandmother at Tacoma,
and Bister, Miss Etta, who did nonre
turn from her vacation trip with heT
Brooks and another graduate of the
North Dakota university of the pres
Aen year's class, Mr. Cecil Mahon of
Langdon, leave Vancouver, B. C, on
Sept 10 for a gold camp in the"e*
treme northern portion' of British
Columbia, Their -last rail point is
„, Ashcroft, panada* From ,this outflt
I* ing section they take the trail for a
mining district to the north of the
Canadian Pacific road, a distance of
300'mipi. of-the' young men
will enter into the practice of their
profession with one of the mining
companies at that eamp.
The best wishes of a host of friends
follow Brooka from this city to his
western location. He came here with
his parents when about two years of
age. He received" his entire educa
tion in the Bfamarck schools, gradu
ating from the high school in 1903.
^He entered the state university at
Grand Forks rfnd graduated with th»
degree of mining engineer last June.
He made an excellent record at the
university, being the third man in his
class. He has a well defined idea as
to what he desires to do and he has
gone in pursuit of the objects he de
sires to attain. We regret to lose
such boys a» Brooks from the city,
tout it seema to 'be unavoidable.
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or their Widows or minor orphan
children must be made, on blank
forms prescribed by the superinten
2. No notary public shall be desig
nated for the purpose of administer
ing oaths to applicants for registra
tion who was not appointed prior to
July 1, 190», andean that date a res
ident of the county in which he shall
act, and the superintendent is hereby
authorized and directed to prescribe
such plans, rules and regulations
governing the action of such notaries
public, in relation to the registration,
as may in his judgment be necessary.
3. Envelopes used in presenting ap
plications for registration should be
three and one-half inches wide and
six inches long, and they must all be
plainly addressed to "James W. Wit
ten, Superintendent, Aberdeen, South
Dakota," and the worfcs "Registra
tion Application" must be plainly
written or printed across the front
and at the left end of the envelope.
4. Blank forms of application for
registration and addressed envelopes
to be used in forwarding applications
to the superintendent will be fur
nished to each applicant by the sup
erintendent, through the notaries
public before whom the applicants
are sworn. Blank powers of attor
ney to be used by soldiers or sailors,
or their widows or minor orphan
children, in the appointment of
agents, may be obtained from the
superintendent at Washington, D. C,
prior to September 25, 1909, and after
that date from him at Aberdeen,
South Dakota.
5. No envelope should contain
more than, one application for regis
tration or contain any other paper
than the application. Proof of na
turalization and of military service,
and other proof required (as in case
of second homestead entries), will be
exacted before the entry is allowed,
but should not accompany the appli
cation for registration.
6. Method of receiving and hand
ling applications.—As soon as the
superintendent of the opening re
ceives an envelope addressed to him,
with the words "Registration Appli
cation" endorsed mereon, he will (if
such envelope bears no distinctive
marks or words indicating the name
of the person by whom it was pre
sented) deposit it in a metal can
set apart for the reception of such
envelopes. The cans used for this
purpose must be so constructed as
to prevent envelopes deposited there
in from being Removed therefrom,
without detection, and they must be
safely guarded by representatives of
the government until they are pub
licly opened on the day when the se
lections authorizedvby the proclama
tion are to be made. All envelopes
which show the name of the person
by whom they were mailed will be
opened as soon as they are received
by the superintendent, and the ap-
i* FIRE,
Small Blaze In Flouring Mill Was Ex
tinguished Before Department Ar
rived on the Scene.
There were two fire alarms turned
in at about the same time early Mon
day morning. The first one was from
a shack on Broadway between Fourth
and Fifth streets. The building was
an old log shack and has been used at
various times for a blind pig, but re
cently had been closed. There was
a screen door on one of the entrances
and from the condition of things when
the department arrived 0.1 the scene
it was very evident that the fire had
been started by some one who had
designs on the place. There was a
lot of paper and excelsior between
the screen, iisft' the. woodenvrfoor and
this was burning freely and would
soon have secured such, a good start
as would have made putting It out
impossible. There Is absolutely no
clue at the present time as to who
started the fire.
The second alarm was sent in soon
after the first was and came from the
flour mill, but the employes of the
Russell-Miller company succeeded in
extinguishing the. flames before the
arrival of the department, and there
Was no damage done, ,,....,
J. H. McKay of Parkin, Morton
county, was in the city Monday. His
wheat threshed but 17% bushels to the
acre on the lowest piece, and 22
bushels on the highest piece. It grad
ed No. 1 hard.
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Don't forget the meeting of the Commercial Club tonight. Be
sure and come, whether you are a member of the club or not. Non
members will be Just as welcome as members. It's going to be a big
plications therein Will be returned to
the applicants.
7. Method of assigning numbers tb
applicants.—On October 26, 1909, the
cans containing the applications for
registration will be publicly opened
and all-envelopes contained' therein
Will be thoroughly mixed and distrib
uted preparatory to the selection and
numbering thereof in the manner di
rected by said proclamation.
8. Numbers will not be assigned to
a greater number of persons than
will be reasonably necessary to in
duce the entry of all the lands .sub
ject to entry in said reservations
under said proclamation. The ap
plications for registration presented
by persons to whom numbers are not
assigned will be carefully arranged
and inspected, and if it is found that
any person has presented more than
one application for registration in
his own behalf and one application
as agent, or presented his own ap
plication in other than his true
name,, or in any other manner
him will be publicly announced, and
than that directed by said proclama
tion, he will be denied the right to
make entry under any number as
signed him.
9. When an application for regis
tration has been selected and num
bered, as prescribed by said procla
mation, the name and address of the
applicant and the number assigned
to him will be public announced, and
the application will be filed In the
order in which it was numbered.
10. All selected applications which
are not correct in form and execu
tion will be stamped "Rejected—
Imperfectly Executed," and filed in
the order in which they were" re
11. Notices of numbers assigned
will be promptly mailed to all per
sons to whom they are assigned, and
to the agents, in cases where num
bers are assigned to soldiers who
registered by agents, at the post
office address given in their applica
tions for registration, but no notice
Frank Scott Deposed as Watchman
at Fire Station Bond Ordinance
Given First Reading.
The boulevard question was up
again before the commission Monday
night and it was decided to change
the Ordinance defining the boulevard
ing district. The present ordinance
calls for boulevarding from Thayer
street north and calls for a twenty-five
foot boulevard. It was the opinion of
the commission that this brought the
boulevard too far down town and the
ordinance will be amended so as to
make the boulevard sixteen feet wide
fjom Thayer, to Rosser streets, and
twenty-five feet from Rosser north to
the city limits.
An ordinance was also passed for
bidding the" erection of booths on the
public streets during the period of
registration. This was ahued espec
ially at those^parties who expect to
do a land office business during the
time the people will be here' to regis
ter tor -a Chance to draw land In the
great lottery next month.
Clifford and others presented a bond
for the construction of water mains
two blocks up Fifth street, and the
bond was referred to the city attor
ney for .Inspection, and Commission
er Lucas Was requested to notify the
water company of. the action taken by
the commission In the matter of the
exension of the water mains.
The city engineer offered his esti
mate of the cost of crossings In the
city and the prices ranged from $20
for walks in the residence districts
of the city to $112 for walks In the
Persons Registering at Bismarck Wil! Par
ticipate in the Drawing for Any and A
of the Lands=^N* Expense Except
Notary Fee, 25 Cents«Terms
of Payment Easy-Must
Be Qualified En
whatever will be sent to persons to
whom numbers are not assigned.
12. Notices of the time and place
of making entry will be mailed to
such number of persons holding
numbers as may be reasonably nec
essary to Induce the entering of all
the lands desirable for entry, and if
any person who receives such a not
ice either notifies the superintendent
that he does not intend to make en
try or fails to make entry on the
day assigned him for that
purpose, the person holding the low
est number to whom no date for
entry has been assigned will be at
once notified that he will be permit
ted to make "entry on a date name!
in such notice, after all persons hold
ing numbers lower than his have had
opportunity to make entry.
13. Time and method of making en
tries and filings.—Persons who re
ceive notice of their right to make
entry must file or present their ap
plications to enter at the land office
for the land district in which the
lands they desire are located, as fol
lows: The applications of persons
holding numbers from 1 to 50 inclus
ive must be presented when their
names are called on April, 1910 the
applications o'f persons holding num
bers from 51 to 100 inclusive must
be presented when their names are
called on April 2. 1910 the applica
tions of persons hold'ng numbers
101 to 200 inclusive must be present
ed when their names are called on
April 4, 1910 and so en, at the rate
of one hundred on each succeeding
day, Sundays and legal holidays ex
cepted, until the persons holding the
first one thousand numbers have
been given opportunity to present
their applications, and after that the
applications of persons holding num
bers above one thousand may be sim
ilarly presented at the rate of one
hundred and fifty daily. All entries
must, as far as possible, embrace
only lands listed and appraised as
one tract, and no applicant will be
permitted to omit any unentered part
down town business .section. There
will be seven granite or sandstone
crossings, twenty-four cement and
125 plank with asphalt filling and oth
er alley crossings, as the commission
Frank Scott was deposed as watch
man at the fire station for cause.
The bond issue ordinance was giv
en its first reading and Commissioner
Gieremann was authorized to make an
official tender of the bond to the state
to be bought for the face value and
to carry 6 per cent interest.
Notice was served on the president
of the school board that the walk
along the east side of the high school
Prices: $1.50, $1.00, 75c.
of a listed tract from his application
and include therein, in lieu of the
omitted tract, a part of another or
different listed tract but where a
listed tract embraces less than a
quarter section it and a part of an
other and different listed tract may
be embraced in the same entry. In
cases where an applicant desires to
enter less than a quarter section, he
may apply for any legal subdivision,
or subdivisions, of a listed tract, and
where a part of a listed tract has
been entered the remaining part and
a part of another adjacent listed
tract may be embraced in the same
14. If any person who has been as
ed a number entitling him to make
entry fails to appear and present his
application when the number assign
ed him is reached and his name is
called, his right to enter win be pass
ed until all other applicants assigned
for that day have been disposed of,
when he will be afforded another op
portunity to "make entry on that
day, failing in which he will be
deemed to have abandoned his right
to make entry prior to September 1,
15. If*- any person holding a num
ber dies before the date on which
he is required to make entry, his
widow, or any one of his heirs, may
appear and make entry, in their own
individual right, under his number
on that date, but not thereafter.
16. Proof required at time of filing.
—At the time of appearing to make
entry, each applicant must, by affi
davit, show -.s qualincations to make
a homestead entry. If an applicant
files a soldier's declaratory state
ment, either in person or by agent,
he must furnish evidence of military
service and honorable discharge. All
foreign-born persons must furnish
either the original or copies of their
declaration of Intention to become
citizens or copies of the order of the
court admitting them to full citizen
ship. If persons who were not born
in the United States claim citizenship
through their lathers' naturalization
while they were under twenty-one
years of age, they must furnish a
copy of the order of the court ad
mitting their fathers to full citizen
17. Applicants will not be required
to swear that they nave seen or ex
amined the land, before making ap
plication to enter, and the usual non
mineral and nonsaline affidavits will
not be required with applications to
enter made prior to September 1,
1910, but evidence of the nonmineral
and nonsaline character of the lands
entered before that date must be fur
nished by the entrymen before their
final proofs are accepted.
18. Proceedings on contests and re
jected applications.— .-*en the reg
ister and receiver of the land office
at which these lands will become
subject to entry for any reason reject
the application of any person claim-
lot was not being built acording to
specifications, and that the city would
not accept same.
Commissioner Marquett moved and
the motion carried that the commis
ion hire an architect to make plans
for the new city hall and fire sta
It was decided that, a move will be
made for the opening of Sixth street
across the N. P. tracks, and for
Twelfth street across both the N. P.
and the Soo tracks.
There being no further business the
commission adjourned to meet again
at 8 o'clock next Monday night.
THE BIJOU Thursday, Sept. 2
The First Big Musical Success of the Season
Chas. A. Sellon and the Elmore Sisters
ing the right to make entry, under
any number assigned him, they will
at once advise him of the rejection
and of his rignt of appeal, and
further action thereon shall be con
trolled by the following rules, and
not otherwise:
a. Applications either to file sol
diers' declaratory statement or to
make homestead entry of these lands
must, on presentation in accordance
with these regulations, be at once ac
cepted or rejected, but the local land
officers may, in their discretion, per
mit amendment of defective applica
tions during the day only on which
they are presented. If properly
amended on the same day entry may
be permitted after the numbers for
the day have been exhausted, in their
numerical order.
b. No appeal to the General Land
Office will be allowed or considered
unless taken within one day (Sun
days excepted, after the rejection of
the application.
c. After the rejection of an appli
cation, whether an appeal be taken
or not, the land will continue to be
subject to entry as before, excepting
that any subsequent applicant for
the same land must be informed of
the prior rejected application and
that his application, if allowed, will
be subject to the disposition of the
prior application, upon appeal if any
be taken from the rejection thereof,
which fact must be noted upon the
receipt issued him and upon the ap
plication allowed.
d. When an appeal is taken the pa
pers will be immediately forwarded
to the General Land Office, where
they will at once be carefully exam
ined and forwarded to the secretary
of the interior with appropriate rec
ommendation, when tue matter will
be promptly decided and closed.
«. Applications filed prior to Sep
tember 1, 1910, to contest entries al
lowed for these lands will also be
immediately forwarded to the Gen
eral Land Office, where they will be
at once carefully examined and for
warded to the secretary of the in
terior, with proper recommendations
when the matter will be promptly
t. These regulations will supersede
during the period between April 1,
1910, and September 1, 1910, any rule
of practice or other regulation gov
erning the disposition of applications
with which they may be in conflict,
in so far as they relate to the lands
affected by these regulations, and
will apply to all appeals taken from
actions of local officers during that
period affecting any of these lands.
Very respectfully,
Acting Commissioner.
Approved August 21, 1909.
Acting Secretary.
Note—Additional instructions and
information will appear in succeeding
issues of the Bismarck Tribune.
Pure Cold Springs Water,
in case lots or half
gallon bottles, deliv
ered to any part of
the city.
Dunraven Place.
A new and modern boarding
house, where the comforts of
home will be found. 212 Third
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