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Now, therefore, I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States National Monument, of America, by virtue of Section two of the Act of Congress approved Vol. 34, p. 225. June 8, 1906, entitled, “An Act for the Preservation of American Antiquities”, do hereby set aside as the Natural Bridges National Monument, subject to any valid existing right, one surveyed sub-trian- Description. gular tract of land in unsurveyed townships thirty-six and thirty-seven south, range seventeen, containing about two thousand four hundred and twenty acres, and embracing said natural bridges and principal historic ruins, and two smaller square tracts embracing the cave springs and containing one hundred and sixty acres each, located, one in sections one and two, township forty south, range nineteen, and one in unsurveyed townships thirty-nine south, ranges nineteen and twenty, all east of the Salt Lake meridian, Utah, and shown upon the diagram hereto attached and made a part of this proclamation. Warning is hereby expressly given to all unauthorized persons not Reserved. from set

tlement, etc. to appropriate, injure or destroy any of the objects hereby declared to be a National Monument, nor to settle upon any of the lands reserved and made a part of said Monument 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 eleventh day of February,

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and (SEAL.] sixteen and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.

WOODROW WILSON
By the President:
ROBERT LANSING,

Secretary of State.

February 17, 1916.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

A PROCLAMATION

Ozark National For

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Vol. 30, p. 36.

WHEREAS it appears that the public good will be promoted by a

Y est, Ark. excluding from the Ozark National Forest, Arkansas, certain areas, Preamble. and restoring the public lands therein in a manner authorized by the Act of Congress approved September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and

Vol. 38, p. 113. thirteen (38 Stat., 113), entitled "An Act To authorize the President to provide a method for opening lands restored from reservation or withdrawal, and for other purposes''; Now, therefore, I, WOODROW WÍLSON, President of the United Area

do o diminished States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety seven (30 Stat., 11 at 34 and 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”, do proclaim that the boundaries of the Ozark National Forest are hereby changed to exclude the areas indicated as eliminations on the diagram hereto annexed and forming a part hereof.

And I do further proclaim and make known that in my judgment it is proper and necessary in the interest of equal opportunity and good administration that all of such excluded lands subject to disposition should be restored to settlement in advance of entry, and pursuant to the authority reposed in me by the aforesaid Act of September thir. Vol. 38, p. 113. tieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, I do hereby direct and provide that such lands, subject to valid rights and the provisions of existing withdrawals, shall be opened and become subject to settlement only, Time of opening. under the general provisions of the homesteaď laws, at and after, but

Excluded lands restored to settlement.

ing.

Agricultural lands.

not before, nine o'clock a. m., standard time, on the sixty-third day after the date of this proclamation; and to entry and other disposition, under any public-land law applicable thereto, at and after, but not before, nine o'clock a. m., standard time, on the ninety-first day

after said date. Warning against trespassing prior to open Persons who go upon any of the lands to be restored as herein pro

vided and perform any act of settlement thereon from and including the date of this proclamation until nine o'clock a, m., standard time, on the sixty-third day from and after the date hereof, or who are on or are occupying any part of such lands at said hour, except those having valid subsisting settlement rights initiated prior to reservation and since maintained, and those having preferences to make entry

under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved June eleventh, Vol. 34, p. 233.

nineteen hundred and six (34 Stat., 233), entitled “An Act To provide for the entry of Agricultural lands within forest reserves”, and acts amendatory, will be considered and dealt with as trespassers and

preference will be given the prior legal applicant, notwithstanding lowed.

such unlawful settlement or occupancy: Provided, however, that nothing herein shall prevent persons from going upon and over the lands to examine them with a view thereafter to going upon and making settlement thereon when the lands shall become subject thereto in accordance with this proclamation. Persons having prior settlement rights or preferences, as above defined, will be allowed to make entry in conformity with existing law and regulations.

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 seventeenth day of February,

in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and [SEAL.] sixteen, and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.

WOODROW WILSON
By the President:
ROBERT LANSING

Secretary of State.

Examinations al.

Prior settlement rights, etc.

February 23, 1916.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA

Preamble.

A PROCLAMATION Arkansas National WHEREAS an Exeoutive Order dated April twenty-first, nineteen Forest, Ark.

hundred and fourteen, modified the boundaries of the Arkansas National Forest by excluding the therein described lands; and

WHEREAS it appears that the public good will be promoted by further modifying the boundaries of the Arkansas National Forest by eliminating therefrom certain areas, in the State of Arkansas,

and restoring the public lands therein in a manner authorized by the Vol. 38, p. 113.

Act of Congress approved September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen (38 Stat., 113), entitled “An Act To authorize the President to provide a method for opening lands restored from reservation or

withdrawal, and for other purposes”; Area diminished. Vol. 30, p. 34.

Now, therefore, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety seven (30 Stat., 11 at 34 and 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”, do proclaim that the boundaries of the Arkansas National Forest are hereby changed to exclude the areas indioated as eliminations on the diagram hereto annexed and forming a part hereof.

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And I do further proclaim and make known that in my judgment it Excluded, lands, reis proper and neoessary in the interest of equal opportunity and good administration that all of such excluded lands subject to disposition should be restored to settlement in advance of entry, and pursuant

Vol. 38, p. 113. to the authority reposed in me by the aforesaid Act of September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen, I do hereby direct and provide that such lands, subject to valid rights and the provisions of existing withdrawals, shall be opened and become subject to settle

Time of opening. ment only, under the general provisions of the homestead laws, at and after, but not before, nine o'clock a. m., standard time, on the sixty-third day after the date of this proclamation; and to entry and other disposition, under any publio land law applicable thereto, at and after, but not before, nine o'olock a. m., on the ninety-first day after said date. Persons who go upon any of the lands to be restored as herein pro- Warning against tres

passing prior to openvided and perform any aot of settlement thereon from and including ing. the date of this proclamation until nine o'clock a. m., standard time, on the sixty-third day from and after the date hereof, or who are on or are occupying any part of such lands at said hour, except those having valid subsisting settlement rights initiated prior to reservation and since maintained, and those having preferences to make entry under the provisions of the Act of Congress approved June eleventh, nineteen hundred and six (34 Stat., 233), entitled "An Act To provide for the entry of Agricultural lands within forest reserves”, 061.34, p. 233. and Acts amendatory, will be considered and dealt with as trespassers and preference will be given the prior legal applicant, notwithstanding such unlawful settlement or oocupancy: Provided,,. however, that nothing herein shall prevent persons from going upon and over the lands to examine them with a view thereafter to going upon and making settlement thereon whon the lands shall become subjeot thereto in accordance with this proclamation. Persons having prior Prior. settlement settlement rights or preferences, as above defined, will be allowed to make entry in conformity with existing law and regulations.

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 23rd day of February, in the

year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and sixteen, [SEAL.) and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and fortieth.

WOODROW WILSON
By the President:
ROBERT LANSING

Secretary of State.

Examinations allowed.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA. March 2, 1916.

A PROCLAMATION WHEREAS it appears that the public good will be promoted by Chelan National Forexcluding from the Chelan National Forest, Washington, certain Preamble. areas, and withdrawing a portion thereof for classification, and by restoring the public lands subject to disposition in the remaining excluded areas in a manner authorized by the Act of Congress Vol. 38, p. 113. approved September thirtieth, nineteen hundred and thirteen (38 Stat., 113), entitled “An Act To authorize the President to provide a method for opening lands restored from reservation or withdrawal, and for other purposes”;

Now, therefore, I, WOODROW WILSON, President of the United Aroa diminished. States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by the Act of Congress approved June fourth, eighteen hundred and ninety

Vol. 34, p. 36.

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