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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; Convening ex

Now, Therefore, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, President of traordinary 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 [SEAL.] three and of the Independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:

JOHN HAY

Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA,

No. 12.
Nov. 17, 1903.

Preamble.

Vol. 26, p. 1110.

33 Stats. L., pt. 2, p. 2324.

A PROCLAMATION.

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”;

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 :

NOW, THEREFORE, I, THEODORE ROOSEVELT, Pres- copyright ident of the United States of America, do declare and tended to citiproclaim that the first of the conditions specified in sez- zens of Cuba. tion 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 No

vember one thousand nine hundred and three [SEAL.] and of the independence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President:

JOHN HAY

Secretary of State.

BY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES OF AMERICA, No. 1.5.

Dec. 28, 1903. A PROCLAMATION.

33 Stats. L., pt. 2, p. 2329.

Light-house

United States.

Whereas, the maintenance of light-houses and other Preamble. 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,

Now, therefore, I, Theodore Roosevelt, President of Hawaii. the United States, by virtue of the authority in me vested, establishment and pursuant to Section 91 of the Act of April 30, 1900, of; taken for entitled An Act to provide a government for the Terri- the tory 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 therefor, 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, and the Department Department of of Commerce and Labor, through the Light-House Board, Labor.

Placed under

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 independ[SEAL.] ence of the United States the one hundred and twenty-eighth.

THEODORE ROOSEVELT By the President: FRANCIS B. LOOMIS

Acting Secretary of State.

APPENDIX.

LEADING CASES, WITH STATEMENTS AND SYLLABI, WHICH AROSE IN OR
RELATE TO THE INSULAR AND ISTHMIAN POSSESSIONS OF THE UNITED
STATES, AND CUBA, HEARD AND DECIDED IN THE SUPREME
COURT OF THE UNITED STATES BETWEEN JANUARY

1, 1898, AND DECEMBER 3, 1906.

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