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ownership; and if not so claimed within six months from the date of sale such proceeds shall be turned into the Mesa Verde National Park fund.

The superintendent shall keep a record in which shall be set down a description of all animals impounded, giving the brands found on them, the date and locality of the taking up, the date of all notices and manner in which they were given, the date of sale, and the name and address of the purchaser, the amount for which each animal was sold, and the cost incurred in connection therewith, and the disposition of the proceeds.

The superintendent shall, in each instance, make every reasonable effort to ascertain the owner of animals impounded and give actual notice thereof to such owner.

PUNISHMENT FOR DEPREDATIONS AND FOR NOT EXTINGUISHING

FIRES ON PUBLIC LANDS, ETC.

[Excerpt from an act entitled “An act to provide for determining the heirs of deceased

Indians, for the disposition and sale of allotments of deceased Indians, for leasing of allotments, and for other purposes," approved June 25, 1910 (36 Stat., 857).]

SEC. 6. That section fifty of the act entitled "An act to codify, revise, and amend the penal laws of the United States," approved March fourth, nineteen hundred and nine (Thirty-fifth United States Statutes at Large, page one thousand and ninety-eight), is hereby amended so as to read:

“Sec. 50. Whoever shall unlawfully cut, or aid in unlawfully cutting, or shall wantonly injure or destroy, or procure to be wantonly injured or destroyed, any tree growing, standing, or being upon any land of the United States which, in pursuance of law, has been reserved or purchased by the United States for any public use, or upon any Indian reservation or land belonging to or occupied by any tribe of Indians under the authority of the United States, or any Indian allotment while the title to the same shall be held in trust by the Government, or while the same shall remain inalienable by the allottee without the consent of the United States, shall be fined not more than five hundred dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."

That section fifty-three of said act is hereby amended so as to read:

“ Sec. 53. Whoever shall build a fire in or near any forest, timber, or other inflammable material, upon the public domain, or upon any Indian reservation, or lands belonging to or occupied by any tribe of Indians under the authority of the United States, or upon any Indian allotment while the title to the same shall be held in trust by the Government, or while the same shall remain inalienable by the allottee without the consent of the United States, shall, before leaving said fire, totally extinguish the same; and whoever shall fail to do so shall be fined not more than one thousand dollars or imprisoned not more than one year, or both."

EXCERPT FROM THE DEFICIENCY APPROPRIATION ACT

APPROVED JUNE 25, 1910.

The Secretary of the Interior may, upon terms and conditions to be fixed by him, grant leases and permits for the use of the land or development of the resources thereof in the Mesa Verde National Park,

and the funds derived therefrom shall be covered into the Treasury of the United States: Provided, That such leases or grants shall not include any of the prehistoric ruins in said park or exclude the public from free or convenient access thereto; for necessary expenses hereunder there is appropriated the sum of two thousand dollars, to continue available during the fiscal year nineteen hundred and eleven.

REGULATIONS OF MAY 18, 1914, GOVERNING THE ADMISSION OF

AUTOMOBILES AND MOTOR CYCLES.

Pursuant to authority conferred by the act of June 29, 1906, setting aside certain lands in the State of Colorado as a public park, the following regulations governing the admission of automobiles and motor cycles into the Mesa Verde National Park are hereby established and made public:

1. No automobile or motor cycle will be permitted within the metes and bounds of Mesa Verde National Park unless the owners thereof secure a written permit from the superintendent or his representative. Permits may be secured at the superintendent's office at Mancos, Colo.

2. Applications for permit must show: (a) Name of owner, (b) number of machine, (c) name of driver, and (d) inclusive dates for which permit is desired, and be accompanied by a fee of $1 for a single trip or $5 for the season. Permits must be presented to the superintendent or his representative at Spruce Tree Camp. The permittee will not be allowed to do a commercial or transportation business in the park without a special license therefor from the Secretary of the Interior. All permits will expire on the 1st day of November of the year of issue.

3. The use of automobiles and cycle cars will be permitted on all roads in Mesa Verde National Park except that portion of the Mills survey between station 64 and station 327, not earlier than 6 a. m. nor later than 7 p. m. No machine will leave Spruce Tree Camp to make the trip to the northern boundary of the park later than 5 p. m.

4. When teams approach, motor vehicles will take position on the outer edge of the roadway, regardless of the direction in which they are going, taking care that sufficient room is left on the inside for the passage of teams.

5. Motors will stop when teams approach and remain at rest until teams have passed or until teamsters are satisfied regarding the safety of their teams.

6. All machines will be limited to a speed of 6 miles per hour in making the ascent of the mesa or in making the descent therefrom between stations 0 and 62, and on all roads beyond station 62 speed will be limited to 8 miles per hour, except on straight stretches where approaching teams will be visible, when, if no teams are in sight, this speed may be increased; but in no event, however, shall it exceed 15 miles per hour.

7. Signal with horn will be given at or near every bend of the road to announce to approaching teams the proximity of the motors. At all turnouts between station 0 and station 62, and wherever signboards shall so announce, motors will stop on the outer edge of the turn and wait for three minutes to allow any vehicle time to become visible around the turns.

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8. Teams have the right of way, and machines will be backed or otherwise handled, as necessary, so as to enable teams to pass with safety.

9. All persons when entering the park with machines are required to report at Spruce Tree Camp and register their names.

10. Violation of any of the foregoing rules or the general regulations for the government of the park will cause revocation of permit

, will subject the owner of the machine to any damages occasioned thereby and to ejectment from the reservation, and be cause for refusal to issue a new permit to the owner without prior sanction in writing from the Secretary of the Interior.

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