Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 402||Bridge across Poteau River, Ind. T.
1888, c. 390, ante. p. 279.
|Chap. 402||Jurisdiction in litigation.|
|Chap. 402||Civil jurisdiction of courts extended.|
|Sec. 2||Amendment, etc.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That an act entitled An act to authorize the Fort Smith and Choctaw Bridge Company to construct a bridge across the Poteau River, in the Choctaw Nation, near Fort
Smith, Arkansas, approved June eighteenth, eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, be amended as follows:
That the district court of the United States for the western district of Arkansas, or such other court of the United States as may have jurisdiction over the Indian Territory in which such bridge is located, shall have jurisdiction over all controversies arising between the said Fort Smith and Choctaw Bridge Company and the Choctaw tribe of Indians; and said court shall have like jurisdiction without reference to the amount in controversy over all controversies arising between the individual members of said nation or tribe of Indians and said bridge company; and, also, over all controversies which may arise between the stockholders of said company, and the company between the stockholders; and the civil jurisdiction of said courts is hereby extended within the limits of said Indian Nation without distinction as to citizenship of the parties so far as the same may be necessary to carry out the provissions of this act.
That the right to alter, amend, or repeal this act is hereby expressly reserved.
Approved, March 2, 1889.