Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 276||Indian Territory judicial districts. Change of boundaries between southern and central districts.
1895, Mar. 1,
c. 145, ante, p. 71.
|Sec. 2||Central district. Jurisdiction.
|Sec. 3||Additional commissioner.
Be it enacted, &c., That all that portion of the Chickasaw Nation east of the Washita River, from the junction of Island Bayou and the Red River, up the Red River to the mouth of the Washita River, and up said river to the mouth of Butcherpen Creek, and north up said Butcherpen Creek to the township line between townships four and five south, in range seven east, thence along said township line to the boundary line between the Choctaw and Chickasaw nations, in range eight east, shall be added to the central judicial district of the Indian Territory.
That the United States court for the central judicial district of the Indian Territory shall have jurisdiction over all cases, civil and criminal, arising within the said described boundaries after the passage of this Act.
That the judge of the United States Court in the Indian Territory presiding in the central judicial district thereof is hereby authorized and empowered to appoint an additional United States commissioner within said district, who shall be permanently located at Durant, in the Choctaw Nation, and to prescribe by metes and bounds the portion of the district for which such commissioner is appointed. [March 24, 1902.]