INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. I, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1902)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.


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ACTS OF FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS—FIRST SESSION, 1896.
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Chapter 242
Section 2

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Chap. 242 Indian Territory. Shooting at railway trains a felony.
    1889, ch. 133, s. 20, ante, p. 43.
Chap. 242 how punished.
Chap. 242 causing death, to be murder; how punished.
Sec. 2 Shooting at freight cars, etc., a misdemeanor.
Sec. 2 how punished.

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Chapter 242
    May 25, 1896. | 29 Stat., 136.
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An act making it unlawful to shoot at or into any railway locomotive or car, or at any person thereon, or to throw any rock or other missile at or into any locomotive or car in the Indian Territory, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted, &c., That every person who, in the Indian Territory, shall willfully and maliciously shoot at or into any locomotive, caboose, postal car, passenger coach, express, or baggage car of any railway train, or at any person thereon, or shall throw any dangerous missile at or into any locomotive, caboose, postal car, passenger coach, express, or baggage car of any railway train, or at any person thereon, or shall derail or attempt to derail any locomotive or train, shall be deemed guilty of a felony,

and on conviction thereof shall be sentenced to imprisonment at hard labor in the penitentiary for any time not more than twenty years:

Provided, That if any person shall be killed, either directly or indirectly, by reason of said shooting, throwing, or derailing, the person causing the death shall be deemed guilty of murder, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished accordingly.

SEC. 2

That any person who, in the Indian Territory, shall willfully shoot at or into any freight, stock, postal, baggage, or other car of any railway train, whether such car is attached to a locomotive or not, or shall throw any dangerous missile at or into such car, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor,

and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by imprisonment not exceeding ninety days or by fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by both such fine and imprisonment. [May 25, 1896.]


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