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of all surplus lands after allotment”, approved April 23, 1904 (33 Stats. 302), and by sections 2380 and 2381 of the Revised Statutes Rev. Stat., secs. 2380, of the United States, do hereby declare and make known that the2381, p. 436. land above described is hereby reserved as a townsite, to be disposed of by the United States under the terms of the Statutes applicable thereto.
IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the United States to be asfixed. Done at the City of Washington, this fifteenth day of February,
in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.} twelve, and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-sixth.
WM H TAFT
Acting Secretary of State.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA
February 27, 1912
WHEREAS an Executive Order dated July second, nineteen hun- Jefferson dred and eight, directed that the Little Belt, Little Rockies, High-Preamble. wood Mountains, and Snowy Mountains National Forests should constitute the Jefferson National Forest; and
WHEREAS it appears that the public good will be promoted by eliminating from the Jefferson National Forest certain lands within the State of Montana;
. Now, therefore, I, William H. Taft, President of the United States Vol. 20, p.36. of America, by virtue of the power in me vested 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,” do proclaim that the boundaries of the Jefferson National Forest are hereby changed and that they are now as shown on the diagram forming a part hereof.
Agricultural lands. This proclamation shall not prevent the settlement and entry of any lands heretofore opened to settlement and entry under the Act of Congress approved June eleventh, nineteen hundred and six, entitled "An Act To provide for the entry of Agricultural lands within forest reserves. The lands herein eliminated from the Jefferson National Forest are drawn for classification,
Eliminations with hereby withdrawn under the Act of June twenty-fifth, nineteen hun-etc
Vol. 36, p. 847. dred and ten (36 Stat., 847), for classification, and will, when compatible with public interests, be restored to settlement and entry under the laws applicable thereto on such dates as shall be fixed by the Secretary of the Interior and after such notice as he may deem advisable.
Area affected. It is not intended by this proclamation to release any land from reservation except the areas indicated on the diagram as eliminated, nor to reserve any land not heretofore embraced in a National Forest.
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-seventh day of Feb
ruary, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred (SEAL.) and twelve, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and thirty-sixth.
WM H TAFT
Acting Secretary of State.
BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.
March 2, 1912.
Disturbances in Mex. WHEREAS serious disturbances and forcible resistance to the sco. Preamble. authorities of the established Government exist in certain portions of
WHEREAS under these conditions it is the duty of all persons within the jurisdiction of the United States to refrain from the commission of acts prohibited by the law thereto relating and subversive of the tranquillity of a country with which the United States is at
WHEREAS the laws of the United States prohibit under such circumstances all persons within and subject to their jurisdiction from taking part contrary to said laws in any such disturbances ad
versely to such established government; and Vol. 35, p. 1096. WHEREAS by express enactment if two or more persons con
spire to commit an offense against the United States, any act of one conspirator to effect the object of such conspiracy renders all the conspirators liable to fine and imprisonment; and
WHEREAS there is reason to believe that citizens of the United States and others within their jurisdiction fail to apprehend the meaning and operation of the applicable laws of the United States as authoritatively interpreted and may be misled into participation in transactions which are violations of said laws and which will render them liable to the severe penalties provided for such violations;
Now, therefore, in recognition of the laws governing and controlling in such matters as well as in discharge of the obligations of the United States towards a friendly country, and as a measure of precaution, and to the end that citizens of the United States and all others within their jurisdiction may be deterred from subjecting them
selves to legal forfeitures and penalties; Warning persons to I, William Howard Taft, President of the United States of abstain from taking part in Mexican dis America, do hereby admonish all such citizens and other persons to tur bancos, etc.
abstain from every violation of the laws herein before referred to, and do hereby warn them that all violations of such laws will be rigorously prosecuted; and I do hereby enjoin upon all officers of the United States charged with the execution of such laws the utmost diligence in preventing violations thereof and in bringing to trial and punishment any offenders against the same; and finally I do hereby give notice that all persons owing allegiance to the United States who may take part in the disturbances now existing in Mexico, unless in the necessary defense of their persons or property, or who shall otherwise engage in acts subversive of the tranquillity of that country, 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 appropriate legal consequences of their acts, in so far as such consequences are in accord with equitable justice and humanity and the enlightened principles of international law.
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 2nd day of March, in the
year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and twelve, (SEAL.) and of the Independence of the United States of America the one hundred and thirty-sixth.
Acting Secretary of State.