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PROCLAMATIONS, 1907. 3305 BY THE Pmzsinnxr or THE Uxrmn STATES or AMERICA Mawh 21907; A PROCLAMATION A XVHEREAS, the public lands in the State of Montana, which are Otter Fereet Rehereinafter indicated, are in part covered with timber, and it appears S€liY:éaldi)>ill` that the public good would be promoted by setting apart said lands as a public reservation; And whereas, it is provided by section twenty-four of the Act of V°l· 26** 1103- 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 ”; Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of the United "’S°"°' States of America, by virtue of the power in me vested by section twenty-four of the aforesaid act of Congress, do proclaim that there are hereby reserved from entry or settlement and set apart as a Public Reservation, for the use and benefit of the people, all the tracts of land, in the State of Montana, shown as the Otter Forest Reserve on the diagram forming a art hereof; Excepting from the fiirce and effect of this proclamation all lands L““dS "‘°°¤’*°d· which are at this date embraced in any legal entry or covered by any lawful filing or selection 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; and also excepting all lands which at this date are embraced within any withdrawal or reservation for any use or purpose to which this reservation for forest uses is inconsistent: Provided, that these exceptions 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, or unless the reservation or withdrawal to which this reservation is inconsistent continues in force: not excepting from the force and effect of this proclamation, how- •i'¤¤1 landeever, any land within the boundary herein described, which has been withdrawn to protect the coal therein but this proclamation does not vacate any such coal land withdrawal; and provided that theseexceptions shall not apply to any land embraced in any selection, entry or filing, which has been allowed or permitted to remain of record subject to the creation of a permanent reservation. \Varning is hereby given to all persons not to make settlement upon Reserved 1 r 0 m the lands reserved by this proclamation. “m°‘“°“t‘ IN WVITN ESS WVHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and i caused the seal of the United States to be affixed. _ Done at the City of lVashington this 2d day of March, in the year of our Lord one thousand nine hundred and seven, and of [s1»1AL.] the Independence of the United States the one hundred I and thirty-first. Tmzonoxm Roossvmsr By the President: ELIHTU Roor Secretary of State.