Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 798||Seneca Telephone Company may construct lines in Indian Territory.|
|Chap. 798||Proviso. Municipal control.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Seneca Telephone Company, organized and incorporated under the laws of the State of Missouri, is hereby authorized and empowered to construct and maintain telephone lines from Seneca, in the State of Missouri, to the Quapaw Agency, and to Wyandotte, Grand River, Fairland, Oseuma, Afton, and Vinita, in the Indian Territory, subject to the rules and regulations prescribed by the Secretary of the Interior, and to be approved by the Secretary of the Interior: Provided, That cities and towns into or through which such telephone lines may be constructed shall have the power to regulate the manner of construction therein, and the said company shall be subject to such municipal and Territorial taxation as may be provided for by law.
That Congress hereby expressly reserves the right to regulate the tolls or charges of said telephone lines constructed in the Indian Territory by said company.
Approved, June 6, 1900.