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United States Statutes at Large Volume 33
United States Congress
Proclamations of The President of The United States, 1903-1905

PROCLAMATIONS

BY THE

PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES.



[No. 1.]

  May 29, 1903.  

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of ConPreamble.
Vol. 26, 1103.
gress, 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 State of Utah, 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, Forest reserve, Utah.
I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 are 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 State of Utah and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

 Beginning at the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), Boundaries.
Township eleven (11) North, Range two (2) East, Salt Lake Meridian, Utah; thence northerly to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence westerly along the quarter section line to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of said section; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence northerly along the range line to the point for the north-west corner of Section nineteen (19), Township twelve (12) North, Range two (2) East; thence easterly to the point for the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence northerly along the quarter-section line to the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of Section seven (7), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence northerly along the section lines, allowing for the proper offset on the Third (3rd) Standard Parallel North, to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty (30), Township thirteen (13) North, Range two (2) East; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section six (6), said township; thence easterly along the township line to the north-east corner of Township thirteen (13) North, Range four (4) East; thence southerly along the range line allowing for the proper offset on the Third (3rd) Standard Parallel North, to the south-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), Township twelve (12) North, Range four (4) East; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section four (4), Township eleven (11) North, Range four (4) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence southerly along the quarter-section line to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section nine (9), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Township eleven (11) North, Range three (3) East; thence westerly along the township line to the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township eleven (11) North, Range two (2) East, the place of beginning.

 Lands excepted.
Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

 Reserved from settlement.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

 The Logan Forest Reserve.
The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Logan 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 29th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.
[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.

[No. 2.]

 May 29, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas, Preamble.
Vol. 26, p.1103.
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 State of Utah, 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, Forest reserve, Utah.
I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 are 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 State of Utah and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

 Beginning Boundaries.
at the north-west corner of Section eleven (11), Township fourteen (14) South, Range five (5) East, Salt Lake Meridian, Utah; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section six (6), Township fourteen (14) South, Range six (6) East; thence northerly to the northwest corner of said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township thirteen (13) South, Range six (6) East; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section five (5), said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section three (3), said township; thence southerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section fourteen (14), said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section twelve (12), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section one (1), Township fourteen (14) South, Range six (6) East; thence easterly to the northeast corner of Section six (6), Township fourteen (14) South, Range seven (7) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-west corner of Section seven (7), Township fourteen (14) South, Range eight (8) East; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Township fifteen (15) South, Range eight (8) East; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section six (6), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section eight (8), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section twenty-one (21), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly along the section lines, allowing for the proper offset on the Third (3rd) Standard Parallel South, to the south-east earner of Section twenty-one (21), Township sixteen (16) South, Range eight (8) East; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section thirty (30), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly along the section lines to the north-east corner of the north-west quarter of Section thirty-five (35), Township sixteen (16) South, Range seven (7) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Township seventeen (17) South, Range seven (7) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), said township; thence westerly along the section lines to the south-west corner of Section thirty (30), Township seventeen (17) South, Range six (6) East; thence southerly to the point for the north-west corner of Township nineteen (19) South, Range six (6) East; thence easterly to the point, for the north-east corner of said township, thence southerly to the point for the tenth-east corner of said township; thence westerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section two (2), Township twenty (20) South, Range six (6) East; thence southerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section eleven (11), said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section thirteen (13), said township; thence southerly along the range line, allowing for the proper offset on the Fourth (4th) Standard Parallel South, to the north-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township twenty-one (21) South, Range six (6) East; thence westerly to the north-west corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-one (21), said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section thirty (30), said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section twenty-seven (27), Township twenty-one (21), South, Range five (5) East; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section twenty-two (22), said township; thence westerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the point for the north-west corner of Section twenty-two (22), Township twenty-one (21) South, Range three (3) East; thence southerly to the point for the southwest corner of said section; thence westerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the point for the south-west corner of Section twenty-two (22), Township twenty-one (21) South, Range two (2) East; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section ten (10), said township; thence easterly to the point for the south-west corner of Section one (1}, said township; thence northerly to the point for the northwest corner of said section; thence easterly to the point for the southeast corner of Township (20) South, Range two (2) East; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed range hue to the south-west corner of Township eighteen (18), South, Range three (3) East; thence easterly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-two (32), said township; thence northerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section seventeen (17), said township; thence easterly to the point for the south-west corner of Section thirteen (13), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of, said section; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed range line to the northeast corner of Section twelve (12), Township seventeen (17) South, Range three (3) East; thence easterly to the point for the south-west corner of Section three (3), Township seventeen (17) South, Range four (4) East; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed section lines to the north-west corner of Section twenty-two (22), Township sixteen (16) South, Range four (4) East; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section one (1), said-township; thence easterly along the Third (3rd) Standard Parallel South to the south-east corner of Section thirty-four (34), Township fifteen (15) South, Range five (5) East; thence northerly along the section lines to the north-west corner of Section eleven (11), Township fourteen (14) South, Range five (5) East, the place of beginning.

 Lands excepted.
Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

 Reserved from settlement.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

 The Manti Forest Reserve.
The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Manti 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 29th day of May in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and three, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay
Secretary of State.

[No. 3.]

 June 9, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas, Preamble.
Vol. 29, pp. 907, 911.
The Lewis and Clarke Forest Reserve and The Flathead Forest Reserve, in the State of Montana, were established by proclamations dated February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, under and by virtue of section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, Vol. 26, p. 1103.
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 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, it is further provided by the Act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, Vol. 30, p. 36.
entitled, "An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, 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";

 And whereas, it appears proper that the areas embraced in said forest reserves, modified by various additions thereto and the elimination of certain lands, should be included in one reserve, and be designated by one name; and it appears that the public lands in the State of Montana, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and reserving said lands as a public reservation;

 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the aforesaid acts The Lewis and Clarke Forest Reserve, Montana.
of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that the proclamations heretofore issued respecting said forest reserves are hereby superseded, The Flathead Forest Reserve consolidated with.
and The Lewis and Clarke Forest Reserve is hereby established in place thereof, with boundaries as follows, to wit:

 Beginning New boundaries.
at the south-west corner of Township thirty-three (33) North, Range twenty-five (25) West, Principal Meridian, Montana; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed range line between ranges twenty-five (25) and twenty-six (26) West, allowing for the proper offset on the Ninth (9th) Standard Parallel North, to the point for the intersection with the International Boundary Line between the State of Montana and the British Possessions; thence easterly along said boundary line to the north-west corner of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation; thence south-easterly along the western boundary of said Indian reservation as defined and described in the Act of Congress approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six,Vol. 29, p. 354. entitled, "An Act making appropriations for current and contingent expenses of the Indian Department and fulfilling treaty stipulations with various Indian tribes for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, and for other purposes", to the south-west corner of said reservation; thence in a general easterly direction along the southern boundary of said reservation to the point due north of the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township twenty-eight (28) North, Range ten (10) West; hence southerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the point for the south-east corner of said Section thirty-three (33); thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Township twenty-seven (27) North, Range ten (10) West; thence southerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section seven (7), Township twenty-seven (27) North, Range nine (9), West; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence southerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section twenty-two (22), said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence southerly to the point for the southeast corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Township twenty-six (26) North, Range nine (9) West; thence southerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed range line, allowing for the proper offsets on the Sixth (6th) and Fifth (5th) Standard Parallels North to the point for the north-west corner of Township eighteen (18) North, Range eight (8) West; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Township seventeen (17) North, Range seven (7) West; thence southerly, allowing for the proper offset on the Fourth (4th) Standard Parallel North, to the point for the southeast corner of Township sixteen (16) North, Range seven (7), West; thence westerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed township line, allowing for the proper offsets on the range lines, to the south-east corner of Township sixteen (16) North, Range thirteen (13) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19), said township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Township sixteen (16) North, Range fourteen (14) West; thence westerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed township line to the point for the intersection with the eastern boundary of the Flathead Indian Reservation; thence in a general north-westerly direction along said boundary to the north-east corner of said Indian reservation; thence westerly along the northern boundary of said reservation to the point of intersection with the eastern shore of Flathead Lake; thence northerly along the shore of said lake to the point for the intersection with the township line between Townships twenty-five (25) and twenty-six (26) North; thence easterly along said surveyed and unsurveyed township line to the south-west corner of Section thirty-four (34), Township twenty-six (26) North, Range eighteen (18) West; thence northerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the north-west corner of Section three (3), said township; thence westerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed township line to the south-east corner of Township twenty-seven (27) North, Range nineteen (19) West; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed range line to the point for the south-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), Township twenty-eight (28) North, Range nineteen (19) West; thence, westerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty one (21); said township; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed section lines, allowing for the proper offset on the Seventh (7th) Standard Parallel North, to the point for the north-west corner of Section twenty-two (22), Township thirty-two (32). North, Range nineteen (19) West; thence westerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the point for the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), Township thirty-two (32) North, Range twenty-one (21) West; thence northerly to the north-east corner of Township thirty-two (32) North, Range twenty-two (22) West; thence westerly along the Eighth (8th) Standard Parallel North to the north-east corner of Township thirty-two (32) North, Range twenty-four (24) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said township; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of Township thirty-two (32) North, Range twenty-five (25) West; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said township; thence westerly along the Eighth (8th) Standard Parallel North to the south-west corner of Township thirty-three (33) North, Range twenty-five (25) West, the place of beginning.

 Excepting Lands excepted.
from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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 bas 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 entry man, settler or claimant continues to comply with the law under which the entry, filing or settlement was made.

 Provided further, That nothing herein shall give any force or effect to any claim or right to any of the lands heretofore embraced within the reserves hereby consolidated which would not have been entitled to recognition if said reserves as heretofore established had been continued in force without being merged into a single reserve as hereinbefore provided.

 Warning is hereby expressly given Reserved from settlement.
to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

 The lands hereby eliminated from the reserve shall be open to Date of opening to settlement.
settlement from the date hereof, but shall not be subject to entry, filing or selection until after ninety days notice by such publication as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.

 The rights and privileges reserved to the Indians of the Blackfeet Indian Reservation by Article 1 of the agreement set forth in, and accepted, ratified, and confirmed by, the Act of Congress approved June tenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-six, hereinbefore referred to, Vol. 29, p. 854.
respecting that portion of their reservation relinquished to the United States by said Article 1, shall be in no way infringed or modified by reason of the fact that a part of the area so relinquished is embraced within the limits of the boundaries herein described and set apart as a forest reservation; nor shall the right of occupation, location, and purchase of said relinquished lands under the provisions of the mineral land laws, accorded by said Act of Congress, be abridged.

 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 9th day of June, in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and three, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.
[No. 4.]

 June 26, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas,Preamble.
Vol. 32, p. 731.
by "An Act Authorizing the President to reserve public lands and buildings in the island of Porto Rico for public uses, and granting other public lands and buildings to the government of Porto Rico, and for other purposes," approved July 1, 1902, the President is authorized to make, within one year after the approval of said act such reservation of public lands and buildings belonging to the United States in the Island of Porto Rico for military, naval, light-house, marine hospital, post offices, custom houses, United States Courts and other public uses as he may deem necessary, all public lands and buildings, not including harbor areas, navigable streams and bodies of water and the submerged land underlying the same, owned by the United States in said Island and not so reserved, being granted to the government of Porto Rico upon the condition that such government by proper authority, release to the United States any interest or claim they may have in or upon the lands or buildings reserved under the provisions of said act; and

 Whereas, the government of Porto Rico, by an act of the Legislative Assembly of said Island entitled "An Act Authorizing the Governor of Porto Rico to convey certain lands to the United States for naval, military and other public purposes," approved February 16, 1903, has authorized the governor of Porto Rico to release any interest or claim that the people of said Island "now have or may hereafter acquire in and upon any lands or buildings belonging to the United States," for public uses under and by virtue of the power vested in the President under the terms of the act of the Congress above cited;

 Now,Public lands in Porto Rico reserved for naval purposes.
Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, and in pursuance of said Act of the Congress, approved July 1, 1902, do hereby declare, proclaim and make known that the following described lands be, and the same are hereby, reserved for naval purposes, to-wit:

 All public lands, natural, reclaimed, partly reclaimed, or which may be reclaimed, in the island of Porto Rico, embraced within the following boundaries:

  1. The public landDescription.
    lying south of the Caguas Road, shown on the United States Hydrographic Map No. 1745 of July, 1898, and for 250 feet north of said Caguas Road, to be bounded on the west by a true north and south line passing through the eastern corner of the railway station shown on said map, on the south by the shore of the harbor, and to extend east 2400 feet, more or less, to include 80 acres; provided, however, that there may be excepted from the foregoing reservation such areas as may by the Secretary of the Navy be deemed requisite to provide suitable access to the City of San Juan across said reservation by railroad or other public highways.
  2. The entire island lying to the southward of the above described reservations, and shown on the United States Hydrographic Map No. 1745 of July 1898 as Isla Grande (or Manglar), said island being more particularly described as situated in the northeastern part of the harbor of San Juan, Porto Rico, and bounded on the north by the Cano de San Antonio and the strait connecting the Cano de San Antonio with Miraflores Bay, on the east by the strait connecting the Cano de San Antonio with Miraflores Bay and by Miraflores Bay; on the south by Miraflores Bay and by the waters of that part of the harbor of San Juan which separates Isla Grande from Anegado and Largo shoals, and on the west by that part of the waters of the harbor of San Juan which separates Isla Grande from the city of San Juan and the Puntilla.
  3. All public lands and the structures thereon, situated on the peninsular extending into the harbor on the south side of the city of San Juan, Porto Rico, known as the Barrio de la Puntilla, or Puntilla Point, bounded on the north by the south boundary of the Paseo de la Princesa, and on the east, south and west, by the navigable waters of the harbor of San Juan, at such port warden's line as may be established by competent authority.
  4. The public lands south of the Scarf wall on the Puntilla, known Infra.
    as the Park and the Presidio and bounded on the north by the said Scarf wall; on the east by a line drawn 74 feet east of the northeast corner of the San Justo Bastion; on the south by the south side of Paseo de la Princesa; and on the west by the deep water channel of the harbor entrance.
  5. All public lands and buildings thereon, belonging to the United States on the Island of Culebra and adjacent keys, lying between the parallels of 18° 15’ and 18° 23’ north latitude and between the meridians of 65° 12’ and 65° 25’ west longitude.

 In witness whereof, I have here unto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

 Done at the City of Washington, this 26th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and three, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.

order revoking reservation of the presidio.

 It is hereby ordered that so much of the order or proclamation by me signed on Supra.
June 26th, 1903, reserving certain lands in the Island of Porto Rico for naval uses as set apart and reserved that certain building and tract of land known as The Presidio or penitentiary at San Juan, be and the same is hereby modified, and the said tract of land together with the buildings thereon are hereby ordered withdrawn from the operation of the said above referred to proclamation or order, and from any and all effect thereof.

Theodore Roosevelt 
White House, June 30, 1903.

[No. 5.]

 June 30, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 32, p. 781.
 Whereas, by ‘‘An Act Authorizing the President to reserve public lands and buildings in the island of Porto Rico for public uses, and granting other public lands and buildings to the government of Porto Rico, and for other purposes,’’ approved July 1, 1902, the President is authorized to make, within one year after the approval of said act such reservation of public lands and buildings belonging to the United States in the Island of Porto Rico for military, naval, light-house, marine hospital, post offices, custom houses, United States Courts and other public uses as he may deem necessary, all public lands and buildings, not including harbor areas, navigable streams and bodies of water and the submerged land underlying the same, owned by the United States in said Island and not so reserved, being granted to the government of Porto Rico upon the condition that such government by proper authority, release to the United States any interest or claim they may have in or upon the lands or buildings reserved under the provisions of said act; and

 Whereas, the government of Porto Rico, by an act of the Legislative Assembly of said Island entitled ‘‘An Act Authorizing the Governor of Porto Rico to convey certain lands to the United States for naval, military and other public purposes,’’ approved February 16, 1903, has authorized the governor of Porto Rico to release any interest or claim that the people of said Island ‘‘now have or may hereafter acquire in and upon any lands or buildings belonging to the United States,’’ for public uses under and by virtue of the power vested in the President under the terms of the act of the Congress above cited;

Public lands in Porto Rico reserved for public uses.
 Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, and in pursuance of said Act of the Congress, approved July 1, 1902, do hereby declare, proclaim and make known that the following described lands be, and the same are hereby, reserved.

Description.
Public building site.
 For a public building site in the city of San Juan the following parcel of land. That certain tract or piece lying in a northerly direction from block number fifty five of said city and southerly and westerly from block number ninety, the said tract being now vacant and containing an approximate area of one thousand by two hundred feet,—as appears by a map of San Juan, compiled in the office of the Bureau of Public Works, by A. Morales, in 1901.

Marine hospital.
 For the use of the Marine hospital service, a parcel of land at San Juan lying next west of the north and south line of the eastern boundary line of the military reservation west of the first line of defense, near San Antonio bridge,—running three hundred feet front east and west along the so called military road and extending toward the north to the old stone ditch defense.

 For Custom House purposes:

Custom-houses.
 The lots and buildings used and occupied as custom houses at Ponce, Mayaguez and Humacao and the right until otherwise ordered to the use of the lots and buildings within the Puntilla point at San Juan now used and occupied by the Custom authorities for custom house purposes in said city.

 For light house and buoy purposes at San Juan:

Light-houses, etc.
 Beginning at a point S. 45 deg. E., 8 ft. from corner of parapet; thence S. 45 deg. E., 7.9 ft; thence S. 7.9 ft.; thence S. 5 deg. E., 4.3 ft.; thence W., 10 ft., thence N. 45 deg. W. 108 ft.; thence N. 7 ft.; thence E. 5 ft.; thence N. 3 ft.; thence N. 45 deg. E., 7.9 ft.; thence E. 7.9 to point of beginning.

 Contains 400 sq. ft.

 The San Juan Bastion.

 Beginning at S. E. cor. of bastion, thence N. 12 deg. 45 W., 36.5 ft.; thence along curb line S. 87 deg. 45 W., 104.5 ft.; thence S. 5 deg. 15 W., 39.5 ft.; thence S. 68 deg., E, 63.2 ft.; thence N. 61 deg. E.,63 ft., to point of beginning.

 Contains 0.111 acre.

 Land Adjacent to San Juan Bastion.

 Beginning at the N. E. corner of San Justo Bastion, thence North 78 deg., 30 East, 86.4 feet; thence South 16 deg, East 41.7 ft.; thence South 39 deg., 45 West, 67.6 feet; thence South 88 deg. West, 91.6 feet; thence North 18 feet; thence North 61 deg. East, 63 feet; thence North 12 deg., 45 West, 32.5 feet; to point of beginning. 

 Contains 0.168 acre.

 For Lamp Shop and Buoy Depot.

Lamp shop, etc.
 Beginning at a point in the centre of proposed street; South 75 deg., 56 East, 1356 feet from N. E. corner of Military Ovens and South 4 deg. 55 East, 505 feet from S. W. corner of Industrial School; thence North 4 deg. 37 East, 438 feet; thence North 83 deg., 20 West, 100 feet; thence South 4 deg. 37 West, 993 feet; thence South 85 deg., 23 East 100 feet; thence North 4 deg. 37 East, 555 feet to point of beginning.

 Contains 2.28 acres.

Light-houses.
 Also for light house purposes at Cape San Juan, an area of 1.52 acres; also at Point Mulas an area of ground of 2.6 acres; also at Point Ferro an area of 1.15 acres; also at Point Tuna an area of 4.24 acres; also at Point Figuras an area of 1 acre; also at Muertos Island an area of 7.28 acres; also at Guanica an area of 1.06 acres; also at Cape Rojo an area of 8.66 acres; also at Point Jiguero an area of 2.46 acres; also at Point Borinquen an area of 1.66 acres; also at Arecibo an area of 7.9 acres, all as indicated on maps and plats prepared by the Light House Bureau of the Third Light House District of Porto Rico, which said maps and plats showing the ares reserved have been this day by me signed and ordered filed in the Department of State; Also for Light House purposes at Mona Island a tract of land at and about the present light house station consisting of the area which lies East of a North and South line 500 ft. to the westward of the centre of the present light house in said Island; also that Island lying south of Ponce known as Cardona Island.

 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 30th day of June in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and three, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-seventh.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis,
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 6.]

 August 12, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 27, p. 1018.

 Whereas, in the opening of the Cheyenne and Arapahoe ceded Indian lands in the Territory of Oklahoma, by proclamation dated April 12, 1892, pursuant to section sixteen of the act of Congress approved March 3, 1891 (26 Stat., 989, 1026), the south one-half of section fifteen, townVol. 27, p. 1026.ship seventeen north, range twenty-two west, of the Indian Principal Meridian, was reserved for county-seat purposes for county ‘‘E,’’ now Day county, in said Territory.

 And whereas it appears that the county-seat of said county was removed from said land to the town of Grand in said county in 1893, and that said land has not since been used for county-seat purposes, and is not now needed for such purposes, and no entry has been made thereof;

 Now, therefore,Cheyenne and Arapahoe Indian Reservation, Okla.
Additional lands open to settlement.
I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested by section sixteen of said act of Congress of March 3, 1891, do hereby declare and make known that said land is hereby opened to settlement and restored to the public domain, to be disposed of under the provisions of section sixteen of said act of Congress of March 3, 1891, and all other laws and agreements applicable thereto.  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 12th day of August in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

T. Roosevelt 
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis,
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 7.]

 September 5, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas, Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
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 State of Idaho, 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, Forest reserve, Idaho.
Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 are 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 State of Idaho and particularly described as follows, to wit:

 Sections Boundaries.
twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty-one (31), thirty-two (32) and thirty-three (33), Township six (6) South, Range thirty-four (34) East; Sections two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9), ten (10), eleven (11), fourteen (14), fifteen (15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty (20), twenty-one (21), twenty-two (22), twenty-three (23), twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26), twenty-seven (27), twenty-eight (28), twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty-one (31), thirty-two (32), thirty-three (33), thirty-four (34), thirty-five (35) and thirty-six (36), Township seven (7) South, Range thirty-four (34) East; Sections one (1), two (2), three (3), four (4), five (5), nine (9), ten (10), eleven (11), twelve (12), thirteen (13), fourteen (14), fifteen (15), twenty-three (23), twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25) and twenty-six (26), Township eight (8) South, Range thirty-four (34) East; Sections three (3), four (4), five (5), six (6), seven (7), eight (8), nine (9), ten (10), fifteen (15), sixteen (16), seventeen (17), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty (20), twenty-one (21), twenty-two (22), twenty-seven (27), twenty-eight (28), twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty-one (31), thirty-two (32), thirty-three (33) and thirty-four (34), Township eight (8) South, Range thirty-five (35) East, Boise' Meridian, Idaho.

 Excepting Lands excepted.
from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

 Reserved from settlement.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

 The Pocatello Forest Reserve.
The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Pocatello 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 5th day of September, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.

[No. 8.]

 October 20, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas, Preamble.
by the resolution of the Senate of March 19, 1903, the approval by Congress of the reciprocal Commercial Convention between the United States and the Republic of Cuba, signed at Havana on December 11, 1902, is necessary before the said Convention shall take effect;

 And Whereas, it is important to the public interests of the United States that the said Convention shall become operative as early as may be;

 Now, Therefore, Convening extraordinary session of Congress.
I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power vested in me by the Constitution, do hereby proclaim and declare that an extraordinary occasion requires the convening of both Houses of the Congress of the United States at their respective Chambers in the city of Washington on the 9th day of November next, at 12 o'clock noon, to the end that they may consider and determine whether the approval of the Congress shall be given to the said Convention.

 All persons entitled to act as members of the 58th Congress are required to take notice of this proclamation.

 Given under my hand and the Seal of the United States at Washington the 20th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.
[No. 9.]

 October 24, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas, Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
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 State of Utah, 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, Forest reserve, Utah.
therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 are 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 State of Utah and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

 Beginning Boundaries.
at the south-west corner of Section fifteen (15), Township twenty-nine (29) South, Range three (3) East, Salt Lake Meridian, Utah; thence easterly along the section lines to the north-east corner of Section twenty (20), Township twenty-nine (29) South, Range four (4) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section twenty-eight (28), said township; thence southerly to the south east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-west corner of Township thirty (30) South, Range five (5) East; thence southerly to the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section six (6), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of the north-west quarter of said section; thence southerly to the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of said section; thence easterly to the south-east corner of Section four (4), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section eleven (11), said, township; thence southerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence easterly along the unsurveyed section lines to the, point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-one (21), Township thirty (30) South, Range six (6) East; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), said township; thence easterly along the unsurveyed Sixth (6th) Standard Parallel South to the point for the north-east corner of Township thirty-one (31) South, Range six (6) East; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township thirty-two (32) South, Range six (6) East; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section fifteen (15), said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), said township; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), Township thirty-three (33) South, Range six (6) East; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section Seventeen (17), Township thirty-three (33) South, Range five (5) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-two (32), said township; thence westerly along the unsurveyed township line to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township thirty-three (33) South, Range three (3) East; thence southerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-one (21), Township thirty-four (34) South, Range three (3) East; thence westerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the point for the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), Township thirty-four (34) South, Range two (2) East; thence southerly to the north-east corner of Township thirty-five (35) South, Range one (1) East; thence westerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed township line to the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of Section thirty-six (36), Township thirty-four (34) South, Range two (2) West; thence northerly to the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of Section twenty-five (25), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of Section eleven (11), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed section lines to the north-west corner of the south-west quarter of Section twelve (12), Township thirty-three (33) South, Range two (2) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of Section one (1), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section thirty (30), Township thirty-two (32) South, Range one (1) West; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the point for the north-west corner of Section five (5), Township thirty-one (31) South, Range one (1) West; thence easterly along the Sixth (6th) Standard Parallel South to the point for the south-west corner of Township thirty (30) South; Range one (1) East; thence northerly along the unsurveyed Salt Lake Meridian to the point for the north-west corner of said township; thence easterly along the unsurveyed township line to the point for the south-west corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township twenty-nine (29) South, Range three (3) East; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section twenty-eight (28), said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the south-west corner of Section fifteen (15), said township, the place of beginning.

 Lands excepted.
Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

 Reserved from settlement.
Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

 The Aquarius Forest Reserve.
The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Aquarius 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 24th day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.

[No. 10.]

 October 31, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
 The season is at hand when according to the custom of our people it falls upon the President to appoint a day of praise and thanksgiving to God.

 During the last year the Lord has dealt bountifully with us, giving us peace at home and abroad and the chance for our citizens to work for their welfare unhindered by war, famine or plague. It behooves us not only to rejoice greatly because of what has been given us, but to accept it with a solemn sense of responsibility, realizing that under Heaven it rests with us ourselves to show that we are worthy to use aright what has thus been entrusted to our care. In no other place and at no other time has the experiment of government of the people, by the people, for the people, been tried on so vast a scale as here in our own country in the opening years of the 20th Century. Failure would not only be a dreadful thing for us, but a dreadful thing for all mankind, because it would mean loss of hope for all who believe in the power and the righteousness of liberty. Therefore, in thanking God for the mercies extended to us in the past, we beseech Him that He may not withhold them in the future, and that our hearts may be roused to war steadfastly for good and against all the forces of evil, public and private. We pray for strength, and light, so that in the coming years we may with cleanliness, fearlessness, and wisdom, do our allotted work on the earth in such manner as to show that we are not altogether unworthy of the blessings we have received.

Thursday, November 26, 1903, set apart as a day of national thanksgiving.
 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, do hereby designate as a day of general thanksgiving Thursday, the twenty-sixth of the coming November; and do recommend that throughout the land the people cease from their wonted occupations, and in their several homes and places of worship render thanks unto Almighty God for His manifold mercies.

 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 31st day of October in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.

[No. 11.]

 November 5, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

 Whereas, Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
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, it is further provided by the Act of Congress, approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled, Vol. 30, p. 36.
"An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, 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";

 And whereas, the public lands in the State of Utah, 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, The Payson Forest Reserve, Utah, enlarged.
I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power in me vested by the aforesaid Acts of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that The Payson Forest Reserve, in the State of Utah, established by proclamation Vol. 32, p. 1985.
of August third, nineteen hundred and one, is hereby so changed and enlarged as to include all those certain tracts, pieces or parcels of land lying and being situate in the State of Utah, and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

 Beginning Boundaries.
at the north-west corner of Section five (5), Township ten (10) South, Range two (2) East; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section four (4), Township ten (10) South, Range three (3) East; thence southerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed sections lines, allowing for the proper offset on the Second (2nd) Standard Parallel South, to the south-east corner of Section nine (9), Township twelve (12) South, Range three (3) East; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section seventeen (17), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section eighteen (18), said township; thence southerly to the north-east corner of Township thirteen (13) South, Range two (2) East; thence westerly to the north-west corner of said township; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), Township twelve (12) South, Range one (1) East; thence westerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section twenty-one (21); said township; thence northerly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of the north-west quarter of said section; thence westerly to the north-west corner of the south-east quarter of the north-west quarter of said section; thence northerly to the south-west corner of the north-east quarter of the south-west quarter of Section sixteen (16), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of the south-west quarter of said section; thence northerly to the north-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section nine (9), said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of said section; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section three (3), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section two (2), Township eleven (11) South, Range one (1) East; thence easterly along the Second (2nd) Standard Parallel South to the south-west corner of Township ten (10) South, Range two (2) East; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section nineteen (19), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section five (5), said township, the place of beginning. Lands excepted.
 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

Reserved from settlement.
 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement on the lands 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 5th day of November, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay
Secretary of State.

[No. 12.]

 November 17, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1110.
 WHEREAS, it is provided by section 13 of the act of Congress of March 3, 1891, entitled "An Act to amend title sixty, chapter three, of the Revised Statutes of the United States, relating to copyrights", that said act "shall only apply to a citizen or subject of a foreign state or nation when such foreign state or nation permits to citizens of the United States of America the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as its own citizens; or when such foreign state or nation is a party to an international agreement which provides for reciprocity in the granting of copyright, by the terms of which agreement the United States of America may, at its pleasure, become a party to such agreement";

 AND WHEREAS it is also provided by said section that "the existence of either of the conditions aforesaid shall be determined by the President of the United States by proclamation made from time to time as the purposes of this act may require";

 AND WHEREAS satisfactory official assurances have been given that in Cuba the law permits to citizens of the United States the benefit of copyright on substantially the same basis as to the citizens of Cuba:

Copyright benefits extended to citizens of Cuba.
 NOW THEREFORE, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States of America, do declare and proclaim that the first of the conditions specified in section 13 of the act of March 3, 1891, now exists and is fulfilled in respect to the citizens of Cuba.

 IN TESTIMONY 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 17th day of November one thousand nine hundred and three and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay
Secretary of State.

[No. 13.]

 December 12, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
 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 State of Montana, 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;

Forest reserve, Montana.
 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 State of Montana, and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

Boundaries.
 Beginning at the north-west corner of Section thirty-four (34), Township twenty (20) North, Range eight (8) East, Principal Meridian, Montana; thence easterly to the north-east corner of the north-west quarter of the north-east quarter of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of the north-east quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said township; thence northerly to the point for the northwest corner of the south-west quarter of Section nineteen (19), Township twenty (20) North, Range nine (9) East; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section twenty (20), said township; thence northerly-to the point for the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of Section seventeen (17), said township; thence easterly along the surveyed and unsurveyed section lines to the north-east corner of the north-west quarter of Section seventeen (17), Township twenty (20) North, Range ten (10) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section twenty-one (21), said township; thence southerly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of the north-east quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of the north-west quarter of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the north-west quarter of Section twenty-six (26), said township; thence westerly to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of Section twenty-nine (29), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the north-east corner of the north-west quarter of Section thirty-two (32), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of the north-west quarter of the north-east quarter of Section five (5), Township nineteen (19) North, Range ten (10) East; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the north-west quarter of the north-east quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of the north-east quarter of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section four (4), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section seven (7), said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), Township nineteen (19) North, Range nine (9) East; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of the south-west quarter of said section; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of the north-west quarter of Section twenty-two (22), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of the south-west quarter of Section twenty-nine (29), said township; thence westerly along the unsurveyed section lines to the point for the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of Section twenty-five (25), Township nineteen (19) North, Range eight (8) East; thence northerly to the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section thirteen (13), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of the south-east quarter of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of the north-east quarter of said section; thence westerly to the north-west corner of Section fourteen (14), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of Section ten (10), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of the south-east quarter of Section eight (8), said township; thence northerly to the south-west corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township twenty (20) North, Range eight (8) East; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section thirty-four (34), said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said section, the place of beginning.

Lands excepted.
 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

Reserved from settlement.
 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

The Highwood Mountains Forest Reserve.
 The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Highwood Mountains 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 12th day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis.
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 14.]

 December 22, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
 WHEREAS, The Pine Mountain and Zaca Lake Forest Reserve and The Santa Ynez Forest Reserve, in the State of California, have been heretofore established by proclamations, under the provisions of the acts Vol. 30, p. 1767.
Vol. 30, p. 1776.
Vol. 31, p. 1954.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
Vol. 30, p. 34.
of March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, entitled, "An Act to repeal timber-culture laws, and for other purposes", and 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 ninety-eight, and for other purposes";

 And whereas, it appears proper that the area embraced in said forest reserves, with the addition thereto of certain lands, should be included in one reserve and be designated by one name; and it appears that the public lands in the State of California, within the limits hereinafter described, are in part covered with timber, and that the public good would be promoted by setting apart and reserving the same as a public reservation;

Santa Barbara Forest Reserve, Califorina, established in place of Pine Mountain and Zaca Lake and Santa Ynez forest reserves.
 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the power vested in me by the aforesaid acts of Congress, do hereby make known and proclaim that the proclamations heretofore issued respecting said forest reserves are hereby superseded, and The Santa Barbara Forest Reserve is hereby established in place thereof, with boundaries as follows, to wit:

New boundaries.
 Beginning at the north-west corner of fractional Township twelve (12) North, Range thirty (30) West, San Bernardino Base and Meridian, California; thence southerly along the range line to the south-west corner of said fractional township; thence westerly along the township line to the north-west corner of Section three (3), Township eleven (11) North, Range thirty-one (31) West; thence southerly along the section line to the south-west corner of Section twenty-two (22), said township; thence westerly along the section line to the north-west corner of Section thirty (30), said township; thence southerly along the range line between Ranges thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32) West, to the northern boundary of the rancho Sisquoc; thence in a general south-easterly direction along the boundaries of the ranchos Sisquoc, La Laguna, Canada de los Pinos or College Rancho, Tequepis, and San Marcos, to the most easterly point of the rancho San Marcos; thence in a general south-westerly direction along the southern boundaries of the ranchos San Marcos, Tequepis, Lomas de la Purificacion and Nojoqui to the eastern boundary of the rancho Las Cruces; thence in a general southerly direction along the eastern boundary of the said rancho Las Cruces to the northern boundary of the rancho Nuestra Senora del Refugio; thence in a general south-easterly direction along the northern boundaries of the ranchos Nuestra Senora del Refugio, Canada del Corral, Los Dos Pueblos, La Goleta, Pueblo and Mission Lands of Santa Barbara and the rancho El Rincon (Arellanes) to its most eastern point; thence in a south-westerly direction along the southern boundary of said rancho to the point where it intersects the township line between Township three (3) and four (4) North, Range twenty-five (25) West; thence easterly along the township line to the western boundary of the rancho Santa Ana; thence north-easterly, along the western boundary of said rancho to its intersection with the township line between Townships four (4) and five (5) North, Range twenty-three (23) West; thence easterly along said township line to the western boundary of the rancho Temascal; thence along the western, northern and eastern boundary of said rancho to the northern boundary of the rancho San Francisco; thence along the northern and eastern boundary of said rancho to its south-east corner and continuing southerly to the northern boundary of the Ex Mission de San Fernando Grant; thence along the northern boundary of said grant to its intersection with the range line between Ranges fourteen (14) and fifteen (15) West; thence northerly along said range line to the north-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), Township four (4) North, Range fifteen (15) West; thence easterly along the section lines to the south-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township four (4) North, Range thirteen (13) West; thence northerly along the range line to the south-west corner of Township five (5) North, Range twelve (12) West; thence easterly along the township line to the south-east corner of said township; thence northerly along the range line to the north-east corner of Section twelve (12) of said township; thence westerly along the section line to the north-west corner of Section seven (7), said township; thence northerly along the range line to the First (1st) Standard Parallel North; thence westerly along the First (1st) Standard Parallel North to the south-east corner of Township six (6) North, Range thirteen (13) West; thence northerly along the range line to the north-east corner of Section thirteen (13), said township; thence westerly along the section lines to the north-west corner of Section thirteen (13), Township six (6) North, Range fourteen (14) West: thence northerly along the section line to the north-east corner of Section two (2), said township; thence westerly along the township line to the north-west corner of Section four (4), said township; thence northerly along the section lines to the north-east corner of Section five (5), Township seven (7) North, Range fourteen (14) West; thence westerly along the township line to the north-west corner of fractional Section one (1), Township seven (7) North, Range seventeen (17) West; thence northerly along the section line to the intersection with the southern boundary of the rancho La Liebre; thence north-westerly along the boundaries of the ranchos La Liebre and Los Alamos y Agua Caliente to the township line between Townships eight (8) and nine (9) North; thence westerly along said township line to the south-east corner of Township nine, (9) North, Range twenty-two (22) West; thence northerly along the range line to the the north-east corner of said township; thence westerly along the township line to the south-east corner of Township ten (10) North, Range twenty-seven (27) West; thence in a general north-westerly direction along the southern boundaries of the ranchos Cuyama to the Eighth (8th) Standard Parallel South; thence westerly along said parallel to the north-west corner of fractional Township twelve (12) North, Range thirty (30) West, the place of beginning.

Lands excepted.
 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

 Provided further, That nothing herein shall give any force or effect to any claim or right to any of the lands heretofore embraced within the reserves hereby consolidated which would not have been entitled to recognition if said reserves as heretofore established had been continued in force without being merged into a single reserve as hereinbefore provided.

Reserved from settlement.
 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands 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 22nd day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 15.]

 December 28, 1903. 

By the President of the United States of America,

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
 Whereas, the maintenance of light-houses and other aids to navigation in the Territory of Hawaii is necessary for the safe navigation of the waters thereof by the vessels of the Navy and of the merchant marine of the United States, and for the promotion of its commercial interests,

Hawaii, Light-house establishment of, taken for uses, etc., of the United States.
Vol. 31, p. 159.
 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, and pursuant to Section 91 of the Act of April 30, 1900, entitled "An Act to provide a government for the Territory of Hawaii", do hereby declare and proclaim that all the public property of the former government of the Republic of Hawaii ceded heretofore to the United States, consisting of light-houses and the public lands adjacent thereto and used in connection therewith, to the extent of five acres, or thereabout, adjacent to each light-house, when practicable to obtain so much, the exact location of said land and its metes and bounds to be hereafter determined and defined by the Light-House Board, light-vessels, light-house tenders, beacons, buoys, sea-marks and their appendages, and all apparatus, supplies and materials of all kinds provided therefore, and all the archives, books, documents, drawings, models, returns, and all other things appertaining to any light-house establishment maintained by the said government of the former Republic of Hawaii, be and hereby are taken for the uses and purposes of the United States, Placed under Department of Commerce and Labor.
and the Department of Commerce and Labor, through the Light-House Board, is hereby charged with all administrative duties relating to the said light-house establishment.

 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 twenty-eighth day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and three, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 16.]

 January 5, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 27, p. 593.
Post, p. 2339.
 WHEREAS, it is provided in the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1893, entitled "An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and for other purposes", "That the President is hereby authorized by proclamation to withhold from sale, and grant for public use. to the municipal corporation in which the same is situated all or any portion of any abandoned military reservation not exceeding twenty acres in one place",

 And WHEREAS, the Fort Marcy Military reservation at Santa Fe, New Mexico, containing seventeen and three-quarter acres more or less, as described in Executive Order of August 28, 1868, creating same, was by Executive Order of June 15, 1895, placed under the custody of the Interior Department for disposal, under the Act of July 5, 1884, Vol. 23, p. 108.
being "An Act to provide for the disposal of abandoned and useless military reservations",

 And WHEREAS, the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico has petitioned that the said reservation be granted to the municipal corporation of Santa Fe, New Mexico,

 And WHEREAS, it appears that on the fourteenth day of August, 1902, the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, entered into an agreement with the Board of Education of the said city of Santa Fe, whereby it was agreed on the part of said city that, in case the President of the United States should grant, under the provisions of said Act of March 3, 1893, Vol. 27, p. 593.
said reservation to the city of Santa Fe for public purposes, the said city would, by its municipal authorities, turn over and deliver to the said Board of Education and its successors, the said reservation, to be held by said Board forever, to aid and assist in the support of the public schools of the city of Santa Fe; and that, by the same agreement, the said Board of Education, on its part, agreed and undertook that it would accept the said reservation for the purposes so designated by the city of Santa Fe, and keep and use the same and the proceeds thereof, for the use, benefit and maintenance of the public schools and turn over said property or such parts of it as might be in its Possession, to its successors.

Fort Marcy Military reservation.
Lands of, granted to Santa Fe, New Mexico, for public schools.
 Now, THEREFORE, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress aforesaid, do hereby withdraw from sale, entry or other disposition, the lands embraced within the former Fort Marcy Military reservation, as the same are described in Executive Order approved August 28, 1868, and do hereby grant for public use, the said described land to the incorporated town of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 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 fifth day of January in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 17.]

 February 5, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
 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 ally 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 State of Oregon, 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;

Forest reserve, Oregon.
 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 State of Oregon, and within the boundaries particularly described as follows, to wit:

Boundaries.
 In Township eight (8) South, Range thirty-seven (37) East, Willamette Meridian, Oregon, Sections one (1), two (2), three (3), ten (10) to fifteen (15), both inclusive, twenty-two (22) to twenty-seven (27), both inclusive, thirty-four (34), thirty-five (35) and thirty-six (36); in Township nine (9) South, Range thirty-seven (37) East, Sections one (1), two (2), three (3), ten (10) to fourteen (14), both inclusive, and twenty-three (23) to twenty-six (26), both inclusive; in Township eight (8) South, Range thirty-eight (38) East, the west half of the south-east quarter and the south-west quarter of Section five (5), Sections six (6), seven (7), eight (8), seventeen (17) to twenty (20), both inclusive, and twenty-nine (29) to thirty-four (34), both inclusive, and the west half of the north-west quarter and the west half of the south-west quarter of Section thirty-five (35); in Township nine (9) South, Range thirty-eight (38) East, Sections two (2) to thirty (30), both inclusive, and thirty-four (34), thirty-five (35) and thirty-six (36); in Township nine (9) South, Range thirty-nine (39) East, Sections seven (7), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty (20), the west half of the north-west quarter and the west half of the south-west quarter of Section twenty-nine (29), Section thirty-one (31), and the west half of the north-west quarter of Section thirty-two (32).

Lands excepted.
 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

Reserved from settlement.
 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

The Baker City Forest Reserve.
 The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Baker City Forest Reserve.  In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my band and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

 Done at the City of Washington this 5th day of February, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
Francis B. Loomis
Acting Secretary of State.

[No. 18.]

 February 11, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America,

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
 WHEREAS a state of war unhappily exists between Japan, on the one side, and Russia, on the other side;

 AND WHEREAS the United States are on terms of friendship and amity with both the contending powers, and with the persons inhabiting their several dominions;

 AND WHEREAS there are citizens of the United States residing within the territories or dominions of each of the said belligerents and carrying on commerce, trade, or other business or pursuits therein, protected by the faith of treaties;

 AND WHEREAS there are subjects of each of the said belligerents residing within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, and carrying on commerce, trade, or other business or pursuits therein;

 AND WHEREAS the laws of the United States, without interfering with the free expression of opinion and sympathy, or with the open manufacture or sale of arms or munitions of war, nevertheless impose upon all persons who may be within their territory and jurisdiction the duty of an impartial neutrality during the existence of the contest;

 AND WHEREAS it is the duty of a neutral government not to permit or suffer the making of its waters subservient to the purposes of war;

War between Japan and Russia.
Declaration of neutrality.
 NOW THEREFORE, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, in order to preserve the neutrality of the United States and of their citizens and of persons within their territory and jurisdiction, and to enforce their laws, and in order that all persons, being warned of the general tenor of the laws and treaties of the United States in this behalf, and of the law of nations, may thus be prevented from an unintentional violation of the same, do hereby declare and proclaim that by the act Vol. 8, p. 447.
passed on the 20th day of April, A. D. 1818, commonly known as the "neutrality R. S., Title LXVII, p. 1024.
law", the following acts are forbidden to be done, under severe penalties, within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States, to-wit:—

1. Accepting and exercising a commission to serve either of the said belligerents by land or by sea against the other belligerent.

2. Enlisting or entering into the service of either of the said belligerents as a soldier, or as a marine, or seaman on board of any vessel of war, letter of marque, or privateer.

3. Hiring or retaining another person to enlist or enter himself in the service of either of the said belligerents as a soldier, or as a marine, or seaman on board of any vessel of war, letter of marque, or privateer.

4. Hiring another person to go beyond the limits or jurisdiction of the United States with intent to be enlisted as aforesaid.

5. Hiring another person to go beyond the limits of the United States with intent to be entered into service as aforesaid.

6. Retaining another person to go beyond the limits of the United States with intent to be enlisted as aforesaid.

7. Retaining another person to go beyond the limits of the United States with intent to be entered into service as aforesaid. (But the said act is not to be construed to extend to a citizen or subject of either belligerent who, being transiently within the United States, shall, on board of any vessel of war, which, at the time of its arrival within the United States, was fitted and equipped as such vessel of war, enlist or enter himself or hire or retain another subject or citizen of the same belligerent, who is transiently within the United States, to enlist or enter himself to serve such belligerent on board such vessel of war, if the United States shall then be at peace with such belligerent.)

8. Fitting out and arming, or attempting to fit out and arm, or procuring to be fitted out and armed, or knowingly being concerned in the furnishing, fitting out, or arming of any ship or vessel with intent that such ship or vessel shall be employed in the service of either of the said belligerents.

9. Issuing or delivering a commission within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States for any ship or vessel to the intent that she may be employed as aforesaid.

10. Increasing or augmenting, or procuring to be increased or augmented, or knowingly being concerned in increasing or augmenting, the force of any ship of war, cruiser, or other armed vessel, which at the time of her arrival within the United States was a ship of war, cruiser, or armed vessel in the service of either of the said belligerents, or belonging to the subjects of either, by adding to the number of guns of such vessels, or by changing those on board of her for guns of a larger caliber or by the addition thereto of any equipment solely applicable to war.

11. Beginning or setting on foot or providing or preparing the means for any military expedition or enterprise to be carried on from the territory or jurisdiction of the United States against the territories or dominions of either of the said belligerents.

Vessels of belligerents.
 And I do hereby further declare and proclaim that any frequenting and use of the waters within the territorial jurisdiction of the United States by the armed vessels of either belligerent, whether public ships or privateers, for the purpose of preparing for hostile operations, or as posts of observations upon the ships of war or privateers or merchant vessels of the other belligerent lying within or being about to enter the jurisdiction of the United States, must be regarded as unfriendly and offensive, and in violation of that neutrality which it is the determination of this government to observe; and to the end that the hazard and inconvenience of such apprehended practices may be avoided, I further proclaim and declare that from and after the fifteenth day of February instant, and during the continuance of the present hostilities between Japan and Russia, no ship of war or privateer of either belligerent shall be permitted to make use of any port, harbor, roadstead, or waters subject to the jurisdiction of the United States from which a vessel of the other belligerent (whether the same shall be a ship of war, a privateer, or a merchant ship) shall have previously departed, until after the expiration of at least twenty-four hours from the departure of such last-mentioned vessel beyond the jurisdiction of the United States. If any ship of war or privateer of either belligerent shall, after the time this notification takes effect, enter any port, harbor, roadstead, or waters of the United States, such vessel shall be required to depart and to put to sea within twenty-four hours after her entrance into such port, harbor, roadstead, or waters, except in case of stress of weather or of her requiring provisions or things necessary for the subsistence of her crew, or for repairs; in either of which cases the authorities of the port or of the nearest port (as the case may be) shall require her to put to sea as soon as possible after the expiration of such period of twenty-four hours, without permitting her to take in supplies beyond what may be necessary for her immediate use; and no such vessel which may have been permitted to remain within the waters of the United States for the purpose of repair shall continue within such port, harbor, roadstead, or waters for a longer period than twenty-four hours after her necessary repairs shall have been completed, unless within such twenty-four hours a vessel, whether ship of war, privateer, or merchant ship of the other belligerent, shall have departed therefrom, in which case the time limited for the departure of such ship of war or privateer shall be extended so far as may be necessary to secure an interval of not less than twenty-four hours between such departure and that of any ship of war, privateer, or merchant ship of the other belligerent which may have previously quit the same port, harbor, roadstead, or waters. No ship of war or privateer of either belligerent shall be detained in any port, harbor, roadstead, or waters of the United States more than twenty-four hours, by reason of the successive departures from such port, harbor, roadstead, or waters of more than one vessel of the, other belligerent. But if there be several vessels of each or either of the two belligerents in the same port, harbor, roadstead, or waters, the order of their departure therefrom shall be so arranged as to afford the opportunity of leaving alternately to the vessels of the respective belligerents, and to cause the least detention consistent with the objects of this proclamation. No ship of war or privateer of either belligerent shall be permitted, while in any port, harbor, roadstead, or waters within the jurisdiction of the United States, to take in any supplies except provisions and such other things as may be requisite for the subsistence of her crew, and except so much coal only as may be sufficient to carry such vessel, if without any sail power, to the nearest port of her own country; or in case the vessel is rigged to go under sail, and may also be propelled by steam power, then with half the quantity of coal which she would be entitled to receive, if dependent upon steam alone, and no coal shall be again supplied to any such ship of war or privateer in the same or any other port, harbor, roadstead, or waters of the United States, without special permission, until after the expiration of three months from the time when such coal may have been last supplied to her within the waters of the United States, unless such ship of war or privateer shall, since last thus supplied, have entered a port of the government to which she belongs.

Rights of neutrals at sea.
Vol. 10, p. 1105.
 And I further declare and proclaim that by the first article of the Convention as to rights of neutrals at sea, which was concluded between the United States of America and His Majesty the Emperor of all the Russias on the 22nd day of July A. D. 1854, the following principles were recognized as permanent and immutable, to-wit:

 "1. That free ships make free goods, that is to say that the effects or goods belonging to subjects or citizens of a Power or State at war are free from capture and confiscation when found on board of neutral vessels, with the exception of articles contraband of war.

 "2. That the property of neutrals on board an enemy's vessel is not subject to confiscation, unless the same be contraband of war."

Strict neutrality to be maintained.
 And I do further declare and proclaim that the statutes of the United States and the law of nations alike require that no person, within the territory and jurisdiction of the United States, shall take part, directly or indirectly, in the said war, but shall remain at peace with each of the said belligerents, and shall maintain a strict and impartial neutrality, and that whatever privileges shall be accorded to one belligerent within the ports of the United States, shall be, in like manner, accorded to the other.

 And I do hereby enjoin all the good citizens of the United States, and all persons residing or being within the territory or jurisdiction of the United States, to observe the laws thereof, and to commit no act contrary to the provisions of the said statutes, or in violation of the law of nations in that behalf.

Military aid to belligerents prohibited.
 And I do hereby warn all citizens of the United States, and all persons residing or being within their territory or jurisdiction that, while the free and full expression of sympathies in public and private is not restricted by the laws of the United States, military forces in aid of either belligerent cannot lawfully be originated or organized within Contraband of war.
their jurisdiction; and that while all persons may lawfully, and without restriction by reason of the aforesaid state of war, manufacture and sell within the United States arms and munitions of war, and other articles ordinarily known as "contraband of war", yet they cannot carry such articles upon the high seas for the use or service of either belligerent, nor can they transport soldiers and officers of either, or attempt to break any blockade which may be lawfully established and maintained during the war, without incurring the risk of hostile capture, and the penalties denounced by the law of nations in that behalf.

Notice.
 And I do hereby give notice that all citizens of the United States and others who may claim the protection of this government, who may misconduct themselves in the premises, will do so at their peril, and that they can in no wise obtain any protection from the government of the United States against the consequences of their misconduct.

 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 11th day of February in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.


[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay
Secretary of State.

[No. 19.]

 March 5, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
 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 State of South Dakota, 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;

Forest reserve, South Dakota.
 Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 are 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 State of South Dakota and particularly described as follows, to wit:

Description.
 In Township twenty (20) North, Range four (4) East, the north-east quarter of the north-east quarter of Section one, (1); in Township twenty-one (21) North, Range four (4) East, Section thirteen (13), the south half of the north-east quarter, the south-east quarter of the north-west quarter, the east half of the south-west quarter, and the south-east quarter of Section twenty-three, (23), Sections twenty-four (24) and twenty-five (25), the east half of the north-west quarter, the east half of the south-west quarter, and the east half of Section twenty-six (26), the east half of the north-east quarter, and the north-east quarter of the south-east quarter of Section thirty-five (35), and the south-east quarter of the south-east quarter, the north half of the south-east quarter, the north half of the south-west quarter, and the north half of Section thirty-six (36); in Township twenty (20) North, Range five (5) East, Sections four (4) and five (5), the north half of the south-west quarter, the south-east quarter, and the north half of Section six (6), the north half of the north-east quarter of Section seven (7), the north half of the north-east quarter, and the north half of the north-west quarter of Section eight (8), and the north half of the south-east quarter, the north half of the south-west quarter, and the north half of Section nine (9); in Township twenty-one (21) North, Range five (5) East, the west half of Section eighteen (18), the south half of the south-east quarter, and the west half of Section nineteen (19), the south-west quarter of Section twenty-eight (28), the south half of Section twenty-nine (29), Sections thirty (30), thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32), and the north half and south-west quarter of the north-west quarter, and the south half and the north-west quarter of the south-west quarter of Section thirty-three (33);

 Also; in Township twenty-one (21) North, Range five (5) East, the west half, the west half of the north-east quarter and the west half of the south-east quarter of Section one (1), Section two (2), the east half of the north-west quarter, and the north-east quarter of Section three (3), Sections eleven (11) and twelve (12), and the north half of the north-east quarter and the north half of the north-west quarter of Sections thirteen (13) and fourteen (14); in Township twenty-two (22) North, Range five (5) East, the north-west quarter and the north half and south-west quarter of the south-west quarter of Section two (2), the east half and the south-west quarter of Section three (3), the east half of Section nine (9), Section ten (10), the west half of the north-west quarter and the west half of the south-west quarter of Sections eleven (11) and fourteen (14), Sections fifteen (15) and sixteen (16), the north half of the south-east quarter, and the north-east quarter of Section nineteen (19), the south-east quarter of the south-west quarter, the north half of the south-west quarter, the south-east quarter, and the north half of Section twenty (20), Sections twent-one (21) and twenty-two (22), the west half of the north-west quarter and the west half of the south-west quarter of Section twenty-three (23), the south half of the south-east quarter and the south half of the south-west quarter of Section twenty-five (25), the south half of the south-east quarter, the south half of the south-west quarter, the north-west, quarter of the south-west quarter, and the west half of the north-west quarter of Section twenty-six (26), Sections twenty-seven (27) and twenty-eight (28), the east half of the north-west quarter, the east half of the south-west quarter, and the east half of Section twenty-nine (29), the north-east quarter of the north-west quarter and the north half of the north-east quarter of Section thirty-two (32), the north half of the north-west quarter, and the east half of Section thirty-three (33), and Sections thirty-four (34), thirty-five (35) and thirty-six (36); in Township twenty-three (23) North, Range five (5) East, the southeast quarter of Section thirty-four (34), and the south-west quarter of Section thirty-five (35); in Township twenty-one (21) North, Range six (6) East, the north-west quarter of Section seven (7); in Township twenty-two (22) North, Range six (6) East, the west half of Section thirty-one (31); all of Black Hills Meridian, South Dakota.

Lands excepted.
 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

Reserved from settlement.
 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

The Cave Hills Forest Reserve.
 The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Cave Hills 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 5th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.

[No. 20.]

 March 5, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 26, p. 1103.
 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 State of South Dakota, 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;

Forest reserve, South Dakota.
 Now, Therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United 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 are 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 State of South Dakota and particularly described as follows, to wit:

Description.
 In Township seventeen (17) North, Range seven (7), East, Sections one (1), twelve (12), and thirteen (13), the south half of the north-east quarter and the south-east quarter of Section fourteen (14), the south-west quarter and the east half of Section twenty-three (23), Sections twenty-four (24), twenty-five (25), twenty-six (26) and thirty-five (35); in Township eighteen (18) North, Range seven (7) East; Section one (1), the east half of Section two (2), the south half of the north-east quarter, the south half of the north-west quarter and the south half of Section twenty-four (24) and Section twenty-five (25); in Township nineteen (19) North, Range seven (7) East, the east half of Section eleven (11), Sections twelve (12) and thirteen (13), the east half of Sections fourteen (14) and twenty-three (23), Section twenty-four (24), the north half of the south-east quarter, the north half of the south-west quarter and the north half of Section twenty-five (25) and the north half of the south-east quarter and the north-east quarter of Section twenty-six (26); in Township sixteen (16) North Range eight (8) East, the west half of Section one (1), Sections two (2) to eleven (11), both inclusive, the west half and the south-east quarter of Section twelve (12), Sections thirteen (13), fourteen (14) and fifteen (15), the north half of Sections seventeen (17) and eighteen (18) and Section twenty-four (24); in Township seventeen (17), North, Range eight (8) East, Sections six (6), seven (7), eighteen (18), nineteen (19), twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32), the south half of Sections thirty-three (33), thirty-four (34) and thirty-five (35); in Township eighteen (18) North, Range eight (8) East, the north-west quarter of Section three (3), the north half of Section four (4), the west half of Section five (5), Sections six (6) and seven (7), the west half of Section eight (8), Sections seventeen (17), eighteen (18), nineteen (19) and twenty (20), the west half of Sections twenty-one (21) and twenty-eight (28), Sections twenty-nine (29), thirty (30), thirty-one (31) and thirty-two (32) and the west half of Section thirty-three (33); in Township nineteen (19) North, Range eight (8) East, the south half of Section three (3), the south-east quarter of Section four (4), Sections seven (7), eight (8), nine (9), ten (10) and eleven (11), the west half of Section thirteen (13), Sections fourteen (14) to twenty-three (23), both inclusive, the west half of Sections twenty-four (24) and twenty-five (25), Sections twenty-six (26) to twenty-nine (29), both inclusive, the south-east quarter of the south-east quarter, the north half of the south-east quarter; the north half of the south-west quarter and the north half of Section thirty (30), the north-east quarter of the north-east quarter, the south half of the north-east quarter, the south half of the north-west quarter and the south half of Section thirty-one (31), Sections thirty-two (32) and thirty-three (33) and the west half of Section thirty-four (84); and in Township sixteen (16) North, Range nine (9) East, the south-west quarter of Section fifteen (15), the south half of Sections seventeen (17) and eighteen (18), Sections nineteen (19), twenty (20), twenty-one (21) and twenty-two (22), the south-west quarter of Section twenty-three (23), the west half of Section twenty-six (26), Sections twenty-seven (27) and twenty-eight (28), the east half and the north-west quarter of Section twenty-nine (29), the north half of Section thirty-three (33) and the north-west quarter of Section thirty-four (34); all of Black Hills Meridian, South Dakota.

Lands excepted.
 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

Reserved from settlement.
 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands reserved by this proclamation.

The Slim Buttes Forest Reserve.
 The reservation hereby established shall be known as The Slim Buttes Forest Reserve.

 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my band and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

 Done at the City of Washington this 5th day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay
Secretary of State.
[No. 21.]

 March 10, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 27, p. 593.
Ante, p. 2330.
Correction.
 WHEREAS, it is provided in the Act of Congress approved March 3, 1893, entitled ‘‘An Act making appropriations for sundry civil expenses of the Government for the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety-four, and for other purposes’’ ‘‘That the President is hereby authorized by proclamation to withhold from sale and grant for public use to the municipal corporation in which the same is situated all or any portion of any abandoned military reservation not exceeding twenty acres in one place’’,

 And Whereas, the Fort Marcy Military reservation at Santa Fe, New Mexico, containing seventeen and three-quarter acres more or less, as described in Executive Order of August 28, 1868, creating same, was by Executive Order of June 15, 1895, placed under the custody of the Interior Department for disposal under the Act of Vol. 23, p. 103.
July 5, 1884, being ‘‘An Act to provide for the disposal of abandoned and useless military reservations’’,

 And Whereas, the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico has petitioned that the said reservation be granted to the municipal corporation of Santa Fe, New Mexico,

 And Whereas, it appears that on the fourteenth day of August, 1902, the city of Santa Fe, New Mexico, entered into an agreement with the Board of Education of the said city of Santa Fe, whereby it was agreed on the part of said city that in case the President of the United States should grant, under the provisions of said Act of Vol. 27, p. 593.
March 3, 1893, said reservation to the city of Santa Fe for public purposes, the said city would, by its municipal authorities, turn over and deliver to the said Board of Education and its successors, the said reservation to be held by said Board forever, to aid and assist in the support of the public schools of the city of Santa Fe; and that, by the same agreement, the said Board of Education, on its part, agreed and undertook that it would accept the said reservation, for the purposes so designated by the city of Santa Fe, and keep and use the same and the proceeds thereof, for the use, benefit and maintenance of the public schools and turn over said property or such parts of it as might be in its possession, to its successors.

Fort Marcy Military reservation.
Lands of, granted to Santa Fe, N. Mex., for public use.
 Now, Therefore, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress aforesaid, do hereby withdraw from sale, entry or other disposition, the lands embraced within the former Fort Marcy Military reservation, as the same are described in Executive Order approved August 28, 1868, and do hereby grant for public use, the said described land to the incorporated city of Santa Fe, New Mexico.

 IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my band and caused the seal of the United States to be affixed.

 Done at the City of Washington this 10th day of March, in the year of our Lord, one thousand nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

[SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay,
Secretary of State.


[No. 39.]

 December 23, 1904. 

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Vol. 28, p. 909.
 Whereas, The Big Horn Forest Reserve, in the State of Wyoming, was established by proclamation dated February twenty-second, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, under and by virtue of section twenty-four of the Act of Congress, approved March third, eighteen hundred and ninety-one, Vol. 26, p. 1103.
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 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";

Vol. 30, p. 36.
 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 ninety-eight, 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"; under which provision, the boundary lines of the said forest reserve were changed and enlarged by proclamations Vol. 31, p. 1976.
Vol. 32, p. 2004.
dated June twenty-ninth, nineteen hundred, and May twenty-second, nineteen hundred and two;

 And whereas, it appears that the public good would be promoted by releasing and excluding certain lands from the said forest reserve, and by including therein certain additional lands which are in part covered with timber;

The Big Horn Forest Reserve, Wyoming.
 Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, 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 the boundary lines of the aforesaid Big Horn Forest Reserve are hereby further modified so as to read as follows:

New boundaries.
 Beginning at the north-west corner of Section seventeen (17), Township fifty-eight (58) North, Range eighty-nine (89) West, Sixth (6th) Principal Meridian, Wyoming; thence southerly to the south-west corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence easterly to the south-east corner of said section; thence southerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section thirty-three (33), said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section twenty-seven (27), said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), said township; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section four (4), Township fifty-seven (57) North, Range eighty-nine (89) West; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twelve (12), said township; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section seventeen (17), Township fifty-seven (57) North, Range eighty-eight (88) West; thence southerly to the point for the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section thirty (30), Township fifty-seven (57) North, Range eighty-seven (87) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section thirty-two (32), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly along the Fourteenth (14th) Standard Parallel North to the north-east corner of Section six (6), Township fifty-six (56) North, Range eighty-seven (87) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section ten (10), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section twenty-six (26), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section six (6), Township fifty-five (55) North, Range eighty-six (86) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section eight (8), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section twenty-one (21), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-eight (28), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Township fifty-four (54) North, Range eighty-six (86) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section two (2), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section eleven (11), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section thirteen (13), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section twenty (20), Township fifty-four (54) North, Range eighty-five (85) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section twenty-eight (28), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section thirty (30), said township; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Township fifty-three (53) North, Range eighty-five (85) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section two (2), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section eleven (11), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section fourteen (14), Township fifty-three (53) North, Range eighty-four (84) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-five (35), said township; thence easterly along the Thirteenth (13th) Standard Parallel North to the north-east corner of Section two (2), Township fifty-two (52) North, Range eighty-four (84) West; thence southerly along the section lines to the north-west corner of Section twelve (12), Township fifty-one (51) North, Range eighty-four (84) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section nineteen (19), Township fifty-one (51) North, Range eighty-three (83) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly to the north-west corner of Section twenty-nine (29), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly along the section lines, allowing for offsets, to the north-west corner of Section nine (9), Township fifty (50) North, Range eighty-three (83) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence southerly along the section lines to the south-east corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township forty-nine (49) North, Range eighty-three (83) West; thence westerly along the Twelfth (12th) Standard Parallel North to the north-east corner of Township forty-eight (48) North, Range eighty-four (84) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section fourteen (14), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section seventeen (17), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty (20), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section thirty-one (31), said township; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section five (5), Township forty-seven (47) North, Range eighty-four (84) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-one (21), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19), said township; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township forty-seven (47) North, Range eighty-five (85) West; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section fifteen (15), said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section three (3), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Township forty-seven (47) North, Range eighty-seven (87) West; thence southerly to the south-east corner of Section twelve (12), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence northerly along the section lines to the north-west corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township forty-eight (48) North, Range eighty-seven (87) West; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section twenty-seven (27), said township; thence easterly to the south-west corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence northerly to the north-west corner of said section; thence easterly to the north-east corner of said section; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section one (1), said township; thence westerly along the Twelfth (12th) Standard Parallel North to the south-west corner or Section thirty-five (35), Township forty-nine (49) North, Range eighty-seven (87) West; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-two (22), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section nine (9), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section seven (7), said township; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township fifty (50) North, Range eighty-eight (88) West; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section fifteen (15), said township: thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section three (3), said township; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section thirty-two (32), Township fifty-one (51) North, Range eighty-eight (88) West; thence northerly along the section lines to the north-west corner of Section five (5), Township fifty-two (52) North, Range eighty-eight (88) West; thence westerly along the Thirteenth (13th) Standard Parallel North to the south-west corner of Township fifty-three (53) North, Range eighty-eight (88) West; thence northerly to the north-west corner of Section thirty-one (31), said township; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section twenty-five (25), Township fifty-three (53) North, Range eighty-nine (89) West thence northerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township: thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section sixteen (16), Township fifty-three (53) North, Range ninety (90) West; thence northerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section five (5), said township; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section six (6), said township thence northerly to the north-east corner of said section; thence westerly to the north-west corner of said township; thence northerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section twenty-five (25), Township fifty-four (54) North, Range ninety-one (91) West; thence westerly to the south-west corner of Section twenty-six (26), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the south-east corner of Section twenty-one (21), said Township; thence northerly along the surveyed and unsurveyed section lines to the north-east corner of Section twenty-eight (28), Township fifty-five (55) North, Range ninety-one (91) West; thence westerly to the north-west corner of Section thirty (30), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section twenty-four (24), Township fifty-five (55) North, Range ninety-two (92) West; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section twenty-three (23), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section fourteen (14), said township; thence westerly to the north-east corner of Section fifteen (15), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-east corner of Section ten (10), said township; thence westerly to the point for the north-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section three (3), said township; thence westerly to the point for the southwest corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township fifty-six (56) North, Range ninety-two (92) West; thence northerly to the point for the south-east corner of Section twenty-nine (29), said township; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of said section; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section nineteen (19), said township; thence northerly to the south-east corner of Section thirteen (13), Township fifty-six (56) North, Range ninety-three (93) West; thence westerly to the south-west corner of said section; thence northerly to the northwest corner of Section one (1), said township; thence easterly along the Fourteenth (14th) Standard Parallel North to the point for the south-east corner of Section thirty-one (31), Township fifty-seven (57) North, Range ninety-two (92) West; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section seventeen (17), said township; thence easterly to the point for the south-west corner of Section ten (10), said township; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section three (3), said township; thence westerly to the point for the south-west corner of Section thirty-three (33), Township fifty-eight (58) North, Range ninety-two (92) West; thence northerly to the point for the north-west corner of Section sixteen (16), said township; thence easterly along the State Line between the States of Wyoming and Montana to the north-west corner of Section seventeen (17), Township fifty-eight (58) North, Range eighty-nine (39) West, the place of beginning.

Lands excepted.
 Excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation all lands 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.

Date of opening to settlement.
 The lands hereby excluded from the reserve and restored to the public domain shall be open to settlement from the date hereof, but shall not be subject to entry, filing or selection until after ninety days notice by such publication as the Secretary of the Interior may prescribe.

Reserved from settlement.
 Warning is hereby expressly given to all persons not to make settlement upon the lands 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 23d day of December, in the year of our Lord one thousand, nine hundred and four, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-ninth.
 [SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay
Secretary of State.

[No. 40.]

February 23, 1905.

By the President of the United States of America.

A PROCLAMATION.

Preamble.
Convening special session of the Senate.

 Whereas public interests require that the Senate of the United States be convened at 12 o’clock on the 4th day of March next, to receive such communications as may be made by the Executive:

 NOW THEREFORE, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of the United States of America, do hereby proclaim and declare that an extraordinary occasion requires the Senate of the United States to convene at the Capitol in the city of Washington on the 4th day of March next, at 12 o’clock noon, of which all persons who shall at that time be entitled to act as members of that body are hereby required to take notice.

 GIVEN under my hand and the seal of the United States at Washington, the 23rd day of February in the year of Our Lord one thousand nine hundred and five, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-ninth.
 [SEAL.]

Theodore Roosevelt 
By the President:
John Hay
Secretary of State.