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sions Sections 8 and 9 of township 15 south, range 2 east, San Bernar-
dino meridian, and the said sections are hereby restored to the public
domain.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the
seal of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this 16th day of April in the year

of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and one, and of
(SEAL.] the Independence of the United States the one hundred
and twenty-fifth.

WILLIAM MCKINLEY
By the President:

JOHN HAY

Secretary of State.

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(No. 3.]

PROCLAMATION.

June 25, 1901.

Preamble.
Vol. 31, p. 861.

Whereas the act of Congress entitled “An Act to ratify and confirm an agreement with the Muscogee or Creek tribe of Indians and for other purposes," approved on the first day of March, nineteen hundred and one, contains a provision as follows:

That the agreement negotiated between the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes and the Muscogee or Creek tribe of Indians, at the City of Washington on the eighth day of March, nineteen hundred, as herein amended, is hereby accepted, ratified, and confirmed, and the same shall be of full force and effect when ratified by the Creek national council. The principal chief, as soon as practicable after the ratification of this agreement by Congress, shall call an extra session of the Creek national council and lay before it this agreement and the Act of Congress ratifying it, and if the agreement be ratified by said council, as provided in the constitution of said nation, he shall transmit to the President of the United States the act of council ratifying the agreement, and the President of the United States shall thereupon issue his proclamation declaring the same duly ratified, and that all the provisions of this agreement have become law according to the terms thereof: Provided, That such ratification by the Creek national council shall be made within ninety days from the approval of this Act by the President of the United States,

And whereas the principal chief of the said tribe has transmitted to me an act of the Creek national council entitled “ An act to ratify and confirm an agreement between the United States and the Muscogee Nation of Indians of the Indian Territory” approved the twenty-fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and one, which contains a provision as follows:

That said Agreement, amended, ratified and confirmed by the Congress of the l'nited States, as set forth in said Act of Congress approved March 1, 1901, is hereby accepted, ratified and confirmed on the part of the Muscogee Nation and on the part of the Muscogee or Creek tribe of Indians constituting said Nation, as provided in said Act of Congress and as provided in the Constitution of said Nation, and the Principal Chief is hereby authorized to transmit this Act of the National Council ratifying said Agreement to the President of the United States as provided in said Act of Congress.

And whereas paragraph thirty-six of said agreement contains a provision as follows:

This provision shall not take effect until after it shall have been separately and specifically approved by the Creek national council and by the Seminole general council; and is not approved by either, it shall fail altogether, and be eliminated from this agreement without impairing any other of its provisions.

And whereas there has been presented to me an act of the Creek national council entitled “An Act to disapprove certain provisions, relating to Seminole citizens, in the agreement between the Muscogee

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Agreement with Creek Indians ratified.

approved the twenty-fifth day of May, nineteen hundred and one, by which the provisions of said paragraph thirty-six are specifically disapproved:

Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, do hereby declare said agreement, except paragraph thirty-six thereof, duly ratified and that all the provisions thereof, except said paragraph thirty-six which failed of ratitication by the Creek national council, became law according to the terms thereof upon the twentyfifth day of May, nineteen hundred and one.

In witness whereof, I have bereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the city of Washington this twenty-fifth day of June, in the

year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one and (SEAL.] of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-fifth.

WILLIAM McKINLEY By the President:

David J. Hill,

Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 4.]
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

July 1, 1901.

A PROCLAMATIOX.

Preamble.
Vol. 28, p. 1240.

Vol. 26, p. 1103.

Vol. 30, p. 36.

Whereas, the Cascade Range Forest Reserve, in the State of Oregon, was established by proclamation dated September 28, 1893, under and by virtue of section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, “An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes", which provides, " That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof";

And whereas, it is further provided by the Act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled, “An act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninetyeight, and for other purposes”, that “The President is hereby authorized at any time to modify any Executive order that has been or may hereafter be made establishing any forest reserve, and by such modification may reduce the area or change the boundary lines of such reserve, or may vacate altogether any order creating such reserve”;

Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the aforesaid act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, do hereby make known and proclaim that there is hereby reserved from entry or settlement, and added to and made a part of the aforesaid Cascade Range Forest Reserve, all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the State of Oregon and particularly described as follows, to wit:

The south half (S. 1) of Township one (1) South, Townships two (2) South, three (3) South, and four (4) South, Range eleven (11) East, Willamette Meridian; Townships five (5) South, Ranges nine (9) and ten (10) East; and so much of Townships six (6) South, Ranges nine (9) and ten (10) East, as lies north of the Warm Springs Indian

Cascade Range Forest Reserve, Oreg.

Lands added.

Boundaries.

Reserved from set. tlement.

Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands Lands excepted. which may have been, prior to the date hereof, embraced in any legal entry or covered by any lawful filing duly of record in the proper United States Land Office, or upon which any valid settlement has been made pursuant to law, and the statutory period within which to make entry or filing of record has not expired: Provided, that this exception shall not continue to apply to any particular tract of land unless the entryman, settler or claimant continues to comply with the law under which the entry, filing or settlement was made.

Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settle-
ment upon the tract of land reserved by this proclamation.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal
of the United States to be affixed.
Done at the City of Washington this first day of July, in the year

of our Lord one thousand, nine bundred and one, and of the
(SEAL.] Independence of the United States the one hundred and
twenty-fifth.

WILLIAM McKINLEY
By the President:

DAVID J. HILL,

Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 5.]

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

July 4, 1901.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.

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Oklahoma.

Whereas, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled "An act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes,” “That the President of the United States may, from time to time, set apart and reserve, in any State or Territory having public land bearing forests, in any part of the public lands wholly or in part covered with timber or undergrowth, whether of commercial value or not, as public reservations, and the President shall, by public proclamation, declare the establishment of such reservations and the limits thereof."

And whereas, the public lands in the Territory of Oklahoma, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and it appears that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and reserving said lands as a public reservation;

Now, therefore, I, William McKinley, President of the United Forest reservation, States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid Act of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that there is hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a public reservation all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the Territory of Oklahoma and particularly described as follows, to wit:

Beginning at the south-east corner of township three (3) north, Boundaries. range fourteen (14) west, Indian Meridian, Territory of Oklahoma; thence north along the township line to the north-east corner of section twenty-four (24), township three (3) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence east on the section line to the south-east corner of section thirteen (13), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence north along the range line between ranges twelve (12) and thirteen (13) west, to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of section twelve (12), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence

twelve (12), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence north to the south-west corner of section one (1), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence west along the section line between sections two (2) and eleven (11), to the south-west corner of section two (2), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence north along the section line between sections two (2) and three (3) to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of section three (3), township three (3) north, range thirteen (13) west; thence west along the center line of sections three (3), four (4), five (5), and six (6), to the south-west corner of the northwest quarter of section six (6), township three (3), north, range thirteen (13) west; thence north along the range line between ranges thirteen (13) and fourteen (14) west to the northeast corner of section one (1), township three (3) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence west along the township line between townships three (3) and four (4) north to the north-west corner of section two (2), township three (3) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence north to the northeast corner of section thirty-four (34), township four (4) north, range fourteen (11) west; thence west to the northwest corner of section thirty-four (3+), township four (+) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence north to the northeast corner of the southeast quarter of section twenty-one (21), township four (4) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence west to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of section twenty (20), township four (4) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence north to the northeast corner of section eighteen (18), township four (4) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence west to the northwest corner of section seventeen (17), township four (4) north, range fifteen (15) West; thence south to the southwest corner of section twenty-nine (29), township four (1) north, range tifteen (15) west; thence east to the southeast corner of section twenty-nine (20), township four (1) north, range fifteen (15) west; thence south to the southwest corner of section thirty-three (33), township four (4) north, range fifteen (15) west; thence east to the southeast corner of said section thirty-three (33), township four (4) north, range fifteen (15) west; thence south to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of section ten (10), township three (3) north, range fifteen (15) west; thence east to the southeast corner of the northeast quarter of said section ten; thence south to the southwest corner of section twenty-six (26), township three (3) north, range fifteen (15) west; thence east to the southeast corner of said section twenty-six (26); thence south to the southwest corner of the northwest quarter of section thirty-six (36), township three (3) north, range fifteen (15) west; thence east to the center of section thirty-three (33), township three (3) north, range fourteen (14) west; thence south to the southwest corner of the southeast quarter of said section thirty-three (33); thence east along the township line between townships two (2) and three (3) north to the southeast corner of township three (3) north, range fourteen (14) west, the place of beginning.

Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the tract of land reserved by this proclamation.

The reservation hereby established shall be known as the Wichita Forest Reserve.

In witness whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. Done at the City of Washington this fourth day of July, in the year

of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and one, and of the [SEAL.] Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-sixth.

WILLIAM McKINLEY By the President:

DAVID J. HILL,

Reserved from settlement.

Wichita Forest Re. serve.

[No. 6.]

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

July 4, 1901.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 28, p. 894

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Vol. 31, p. 676.

Whereas, by an agreement between the Wichita and affiliated bands of Indians on the one part, and certain commissioners of the United States on the other part, ratified by act of Congress approved March 2, 1895 (28 Stat., 876, 894), the said Indians ceded, conveyed, transferred and relinquished, forever and absolutely, without any reservation whatever, unto the United States of America, all their claim, title and interest of every kind and character in and to the lands embraced in the following described tract of country now in the Territory of Oklahoma, to wit:

“Commencing at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Washita River Lands ceded by where the ninety-eighth meridian of west longitude crosses the same, thence up the Wichita, etc., Indians. middle of the main channel of said river to the line of 98° 40' west longitude, thence on said line of 98° 40' due north to the middle of the channel of the main Canadian River, thence down the middle of the said main Canadian River to where it crosses the ninety-eighth meridian, thence due south to the place of beginning."

And whereas, in pursuance of said act of Congress ratifying said
agreement, allotments of land in severalty have been regularly made
to each and every member of said Wichita and affiliated bands of In-
dians, native and adopted, and the lands occupied by religious societies
or other organizations for religious or educational work among the
Indians have been regularly allotted and confirmed to such societies
and organizations, respectively;

And whereas, by an agreement between the Comanche, Kiowa and
Apache tribes of Indians on the one part, and certain commissioners
of the United States on the other part, amended and ratified by act of
Congress, approved June 6, 1900 (31 Stat., 672, 676), the said Indian
tribes, subject to certain conditions which have been duly performed,
ceded, conveyed, transferred, relinquished and surrendered forever
and absolutely, without any reservation whatsoever, expressed or im-
plied, unto the United States of America, all their claim, title and
interest of every kind and character in and to the lands embraced in
the following described tract of country now in the Territory of Okla-
homa, to wit:
“Commencing at a point where the Washita River crosses the ninety-eighth merid-

by
ian west from Greenwich; thence up the Washita River, in the middle of the main Comanche.
channel thereof, to a point thirty miles, by river, west of Fort Cobb, as now estab- and Apuche Indians.
lished; thence due west to the north fork of Red River, provided said line strikes
said river east of the one-hundredth meridian of west longitude; if not, then only to
said meridian line, and thence due south, on said meridian line, to the said north
fork of Red River; thence down said north fork, in the middle of the main channel
thereof, from the point where it may be first intersected by the lines above described,
to the main Red River; thence down said Red River, in the middle of the main
channel thereof, to its intersection with the ninety-eighth meridian of longitude west
from Greenwich; thence north, on said meridian line, to the place of beginning.'

And whereas, in pursuance of said act of Congress ratifying the agreement last named, allotments of land in severalty have been regularly made to each member of said Comanche, Kiowa and Apache tribes of Indians; the lands occupied by religious societies or other organizations for religious or educational work among the Indians have been regularly allotted and confirmed to such societies and organizations, respectively; and the Secretary of the Interior, out of the lands ceded by the agreement last named, has regularly selected and set aside for the use in common for said Comanche, Kiowa and Apache tribes of Indians, four hundred and eighty thousand acres of grazing

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