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Any print, newspaper, or publication in any foreign Matter, nonlanguage which does not conform to the provisions of wise. this section is hereby declared to be nonmailable, and it shall be unlawful for any person, firm, corporation, or circulating association, to transport, carry, or otherwise publish or ter unlawful.

Ante, p. 230. distribute the same, or to transport, carry or otherwise publish or distribute any matter which is made nonmailable by the provisions of the Act relating to espionage, approved June fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen: Provided further, That upon evidence satisfac- Prorino; tory to him that any print, newspaper, or publication, print, etc., in for printed in a foreign language may be printed, published, not detrimental and distributed free from the foregoing restrictions and may be issued. conditions without detriment to the United States in the conduct of the present war, the President may cause to be issued to the printers or publishers of such print, newspaper, or publication, a permit to print, publish, and circulate the issue or issues of their print, newspaper, or publication, free from such restrictions and requirements, such permits to be subject to revocation at his discretion. and the Postmaster General shall cause copies of all such miposting of per: permits and revocations of permits to be furnished to the fices. postmaster of the post office serving the place from which the print, newspaper, or publication, granted the permit is to emanate. All matter printed published and dis- Printed notice tributed under permits shall bear at the head thereof in publication. plain type in the English language, the words, “Published and distributed under permit anthorized by the Act of (here giving date of this Act), on file at the

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PART II.-PROCLAMATIONS OF PRESIDENT UNDER CURRENT

STATUTES.

ACQUISITION OF THE JAMESTOWN EXPOSITION SITE FOR NAVAL

PURPOSES.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA.

A PROCLAMATION.

Whereas the Act of Congress to supply urgent deficiencies in appropriations for the Military and Naval Establishments, approved June fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen (Public number Twenty-three, Sixty-fifth Congress), contains the following provision:

Naval operating base, Hampton Roads, Virginia: The President is hereby authorized and empowered to take over for the United States the immediate possession and title, including all easements, rights of way, riparian and other rights appurtenant thereto, and including all the rights and properties of railway, electric light, power, telephone, telegraph, water, and sewer companies, of the tract of land known as the Jamestown Exposition site, on Hampton Roads, Virginia, and of such lands adjacent thereto as lie north of Ninety-ninth Street and Algonquin Street; the entire property being bounded on the north and west by Hampton Roads and Willoughby Bay, on the east by Boush Creek, and on the south by Ninety-ninth and Algonquin Streets.

That if said lands and appurtenances and improvements thereof shall be taken over as aforesaid, the United States shall make just compensation therefor, to be determined by the President, and if the amount thereof, so determined by the President, is unsatisfactory to the person entitled to receive the same such person shall be paid seventy-five per centum of the amount so determined by the President and shall be entitled to sue the United States to recover such further sum, as added to said seventyfive per centum will make up such amount as will be just compensation therefor, in the manner provided for by section twenty-four, paragraph twenty, and section one hundred and forty-five of the Judicial Code.

Upon the taking over of said property by the President as aforesaid, the title to all property so taken over shall immediately vest in the United States.

For the payment of compensation for said property so taken over, $1,200,000, or so much thereof as may be necessary; and toward the equipment of the same as a naval operating base, including piers, store houses, oil-fuel storage, training station and recreation grounds for the fleet and other purposes, $1,600,000, in all, $2,800,000: Provided, That the appropriation herein shall be available only for the acquisition of the entire property bounded on the north and west by Hampton Roads and Willoughby Bay, on the east by Boush Creek, and on the south by Ninety-ninth and Algonquin Streets, together with all easements, rights of way, riparian and other rights appurtenant thereto, and all the rights and properties of railway, electric light. power, telephone, telegraph, cable, water, and sewer companies: Provided further, That the Secretary of the Navy is authorized to expend public money in the development of said tract of land without reference to the requirements of section three hundred and fifty-five of the Revised Statutes.

And whereas it is a military necessity to take possession of the said above mentioned tract of land, together with all easements, rights of way, riparian, and other rights and privileges appurtenant or appertaining thereto, and to begin without delay the development of said tract for the uses and purposes of the naval service of the United States:

Now, therefore, know all men by these presents: That I, Woodrow Wilson, President of the United States of America, by virtue of the power and authority vested in me by the said act of Congress approved June fifteenth, nineteen hundred and seventeen, do hereby, on behalf of the United States, take title to and possession of the tract of land known as the Jamestown Exposition site on Hampton Roads, Virginia, and of such lands adjacent thereto as lie north of Ninety-ninth Street and Algonquin Street, the entire property being bounded on the north and west by Hampton Roads and Willoughby Bay, on the east by Boush Creek, and on the south by Ninety-ninth and Algonquin Streets; together with all roads, streets, and alleys therein, and all easements, rights of way, riparian and other rights, franchises, and

privileges whatsoever appurtenant or appertaining thereto, including - all fixed and immovable property within said tract of land, now

owned or claimed by any individual or by any railway, electric light, power, telephone, telegraph, cable, water or sewer company or companies, which said tract of land is more particularly described by metes and bounds as follows:

All that tract of land in the County of Norfolk, State of Virginia, situate on Hampton Roads and Willoughby Bay beginning at the point of intersection of the north line of Algonquin Street produced in an easterly direction with the line of low water mark on the west side of the main channel of Boush Creek;

Thence north eighty-two degrees (82) west two thousand one hundred and fifty-seven feet (2157'), more or less, along the north line of Algonquin Street;

Thence south eighty-eight degrees (88°) six minutes (6') west three thousand four hundred and eighty-two and nine-tenths feet (3482.9') continuing along the north line of Algonquin Street to the east line of Maryland Avenue;

Thence south eighty-eight degrees (88°) six minutes (6') west one thousand seven hundred and twenty feet (1720') along the north line of Ninety-ninth Street to the east line of Maryland Circle;

Thence crossing Maryland Circle north seventy-four degrees (74°) forty-eight minutes (48') west one hundred and thirty-six feet (136') to the point of intersection of the west line of Maryland Circle prolonged with the north line of Ninety-ninth Street prolonged;

Thence south eighty-eight degrees (88°) six minutes (6') west six hundred feet (600'), more or less, along the north line of Ninetyninth Street to the point of intersection with the line of low water mark of Hampton Roads;

Thence in a general northerly and easterly direction following the meanders of the line of low water mark of the waters of Hampton Roads and Willoughby Bay to the southeast end of the spit of land at the mouth of Boush Creek;

Thence following the line of low water mark of the main channel of Boush Creek to the point of beginning, which line of low water mark on Boush Creek has approximately the following courses and distances: Beginning at the southeast end of said spit of land; thence north sixty-eight degrees (68°) west one thousand eight hundred and forty feet (1840'), more or less; thence south thirty-nine degrees (399) west four hundred feet (400'), more or less; thence south thirty-eight degrees (38°) east one thousand and thirty feet (1030'), more or less; thence south sixteen degrees (16°) west six hundred and fifty feet (650'), more or less, to said point of beginning;

Containing in all four hundred and forty (440) acres, more or less;

Together with all riparian rights, privileges, easements, and other rights whatsoever appurtenant or appertaining in any way to said above described tract of land in the waters lying between the low water line of said tract and the bulkhead or Port Warden's line to the west of said tract, as said line is now or may hereafter be established, and in the waters lying between the low water line of said tract and a bulkhead or Port Warden's line to the northerly and easterly of said tract, as said line may hereafter be established, the said tract of land being shown in outline on the map or drawing attached hereto and made a part of this proclamation.'

The said land above described, together with all the aforesaid rights and privileges appurtenant or appertaining thereto, is hereby declared to be, and the same is set aside for use for naval purposes and is placed under the exclusive control of the Secretary of the Navy, who is authorized and directed to take immediate possession thereof in accordance with the terms of said act on behalf of the United States for the purposes aforesaid.

The Secretary of the Navy is further authorized and directed to take such steps as may in his judgment be necessary for the purpose of conducting negotiations with the owners of property or rights whatsoever therein within the said tract of land for the purpose of ascertaining the just compensation to which said owners are entitled in order that payment therefor may be made in accordance with the provisions of the act aforesaid.

All persons residing within said tract of land or owning movable property therein are hereby notified to vacate the said tract of land

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