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Tlis Chjchslii Daly Fipress. A. U. Dam. tA:wt Jjlrnl at tie Chxka Potlo&e a feocced Cm kail awr. SUBSCRIPT lU-N EATK. , BBrcfew riTct FirT-k FlttiiCrt Ver Moat nI Cu gr (tuarwr taree avista) W - jer year F!t Dollar Wert !y Eipre. per r' " ' "WILL OPE2I IN THE SPRING Washington, 6pt. 23. Letters received by officials of the Land end Indian bureaus indicate hat reat interest is felt by South western people in the coming opening to settlletueDt of the Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Kf serration. These letters indi cate, also, that misinformation prevails as to this important matter, the time of opening and qualifications of intending set tiers. The Kiowa, Comanche and Apache Keservation is situated in Oklahoma; not in the Indian Territory. It is Dot to be opened to white settlement in October or November. While the date cannot be set precisely in ad vance of the President's procla toatioD, the land officials expect that it will be opened some time next spring, perhaps about April i Tn advance of the date set for opening, no white persons other than Federal officials en- caeed in making arrangements for settlement, will be permitted tn onter the reservation. This work now being done there re lates to allotments to the Indians, completing surveys, etc. ' The act of Congress providing for settlement of this reservation was passed Jane "6th last. Six months, or until December 6th, were allowed for completing al lotments. There ia little possi bility of the proclamation being iosned bv that date. Within six - months after December 6th, bow ever, entries must be commenced. If o settlements can be made by outsiders prior to the date fixed by the proclamation. Nothing will be gained by intending set tlers trying to enter sooner Claims will be prejudiced by such action. LAW AGAINST "BOONEES." In relation to all the tracts heretofore opened to settlement in Oklahoma, except "the public land strip, ' it has been provided that any person entering bpon and - occupying any particular tract prior to the date fixed by the proclamation should never be permitted to enter any or those lands, or acquire any rights to ihem. Similar provision will be made in this case. The free-homes law recently uassed by Congress does not ap t,1v tn tbp.se lands. That related 1"V only to lands already opened to settlement. Numerous inquiries are made of the Interior Department as to the procedure, qualifications of homesteaders, etc. The mineral laws of the United States have not yet been fully extended to this reservation, and no definite .7T-matinn is available vet as to that class of lands. Ample notice concerrjirifc them wiil be given here-after by the Secretary of the Interior. Of the 2,000,000 acres subject to white settlement, 480,000 are set apart for grazing lands for the Indians, to he selected in one or more tracts by the Secretary as shall best suit the Indians. In addition, sections 13, 1G, 33 and 30 in each township are reserved for Iuuiati rbool purposes. The balance of the 2,000 Ot'O acres? will be opened to ett.ement, Bab- ject to the general provisions ofi tk homestead, townsite and; m'-eral ls. The law governing the home stead utrif i a follow; TITLE TO PBOPEBTT "The Unds tball be opi-ued to settlement by procl&u a'ioo of the President within tiz months after Jlfttments are made, and be dis posed of nnoer the g-newl pro visions of the homestead and townsite laws of the United States; provided, that in addition to the Land office fees prescribed by statute for each entries, the entryman shall pay 1.A per acre for the land entered at the time of submitting bis final proof; and provided, further, that in all homestead entries where the en trvman has resided upon and im proved the land entered in good faith for the period of fourteen months he may commute his en try of cash upon the payment of 1.2o per acre; and prodded, further, that the rights of honor ably discharged Union soldiers and sailors of the late Civil War, as defined and described in. sec tion 2324, Revised Statutes, shall not 1)e abriged; and, provided, father, that any person who, having attempted to but for any cause failed to secure a title in fee to a homestead under existing laws, or who made entry under what is known as the commuted provision of the homestead law, shall be qualified to make a home stead entry npon said lands; and provided, farther, that any quali fied entryman having lands ad joining the lands herein ceded, whose original entry embraced tess than 160 acres in all, shall have the right to enter so mach of the lands by this agreement lying contiguous to his said entry at shall, with the land already entered, make in the aggregate 160 acres, said land to be taken up on such conditions as are re quired of other '' entryinen; and provided, further, that the set tlers who located on the part of said lands called and know as the 'neutral' strip" shall have pre ference right for thirty days on the lands upon which they have located and improved." The clause relating to commu ters after fourteen months is held to mean a total payment of tl.25 per acre; not $1.25 additional. The clause referring to soldiers and sailors provides that an honorably discharged sold er, Bailor or marine, who served not less than ninety days in the war of 18G1-G4, is entitled th enter androceivh a patent to 1C0 acres, and is giuen six monihs after lo cating bis homestead to make bis entry and commence his settle ment or improvements. Such sol diers or sailors iowever, have no preference over outsiders in get ting into the reservation before its formal opening. The cheif advantage is that the period of war service is deducted from the time required to perfect title. But no patent will issuo to any homestead settler who has not resided upon, improved and cul tivated his entry at least one year after commencing to make improvements. KEQL'IEKMENTS 01' EXTKY. The principal requirements governing homestead entries, which apply to this reservation as elesewhere, tre as follows: "A homestead entryman must be the head of a family, or a per son Lot UBder 21 years of age; a citizeu of the United States, or one who has filed his declaration of intention to become such. Do You Want a Wagon .... .,r -ra- - Built of second growth Hickary and young burr oak, with proof boxes, and a score of ... t 3 . ,,4.1 Tf utile j. wagons. n call and see the New Cap- 3ital. Fordry ground try our TEXAS DISG PLOWS. We are headquarters for Majestic llanges and Great Western Stoves. GIL-KEY BROS.,tBf Duncan. I. T. JHE GHICKASHA TELEPHONE CO., Yill place a phone in your residence and keep same in re pair for ' 5Q per Day. Phone in place of bus ness 2.50 per month. o a o 1 w K-. - . e Q CQ- rf O Ui 3 O cT : crq o CQ o O o - 55 CD 2 3 .0 53 o B c o 4 CD CBJHsi CD I C. B. Campbku. Prei, .H. B. Johiuok. A. n. nuviiu(4i Tmrm. maimer. J. T. ArT. An t. Cshter, 11 F. JOHasuir, Aul. Cksbler. No. 5431. 5 First National Bank. t CHICKASHA, IND. TER. Capital . . $25,000.00. DHRBCTOHft: S E.M. Rourland. C. If. Ktssenl. R. Band. g. R. Johnson, A. L. Xail, R. K. Woolen, jr.. K'ebb hendtix, C. B. Campbell, U. B. JoAuo. Oflers to Depositors every "Facility which their Balances, Business and Responsibility Warrant. J B. Cf.ARK. AiMt Caab W. A. Uouamt, Au l Call 1. C. Boht. Prenldrat. t. A Boh Art, Cmtibirr. J. H. Cl-BH, Vk.f rvi,ideot. IITXBL1IHIO !. Bank of Chickasha. CHICKASHA, INDIAN TERRITORY. Capita!, : : : - $20,000.00 INDIVIDUAL RESPONSIBILITY, $150,000. , Offers to Depositors every Facility which their Balances, Busi ness and Responsibility Warrant. B. P. Smith. Prenident, Wh. Ikmah, Vice-Pres. C. T. F.mwin. Chler. t. N. Duooaau, tut Okihier. N0.5547. Citizens National Bank CHICKASHA, IND. TER. Capital, - - $50,000.00. rirsEC'i'CRS. B. P. Smith, J. C. Drimers, W m. fnman. W. L. Satryert, J. H. Tutile, Hanover National, New York; National Sank of Commerce. Kaaui City, Mo.; Merchants and Planter. Sberman. Tex., Continental Natlonaljllaok, St. Louis RING UP phone ;oo. DoCigan's Feed Store For Feed of all Kinds and Prompt Delivery Cor. Chickash 4th St3., Opposite Meat MarkeW E. S. Dougan, PHONE GO. Proprietor 35 "-! "5 '"S 't "-5 "-1 "-ft O. J". G-ttJLlT, t fj DEALER IN ' m m . vara m V- m Feed of all Kinds. & Cbcas as tUc Cheapest. OPPOSITE POST OFFICE. 1 . 4 xr CALTAMZED TAKS A "5 SPECIALTY. SPECIAL ATTETI0X CH EX TO ALL WORK. W. R. TAYLOR, TIN SHOP. 0 2 '0 3rd. St.. Opposite Pcsloffice. ar; 00. tr 0" CHICKASHA. IND: TER.