INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. III, Laws     (Compiled to December 1, 1913)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.


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ACTS OF SIXTY-THIRD CONGRESS—FIRST SESSION, 1913.
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Chapter 12

Margin Notes
Chap. 12 34 Stat., 330, ante, 197.
36 Stat. 559, ante, 479.

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Chapter 12
    Sept. 17, 1913. [S. 2711.] | Public, No. 12, 38 Stat., 111.
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An Act to provide for the acquiring of station grounds by the Great Northern Railway Company in the Colville Indian Reservation in the State of Washington.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That there be, and hereby is, granted to the Great Northern Railway Company, a corporation organized under the laws of the State of Minnesota, subject to and upon compliance by the company with all the provisions of the Act of March second, eighteen hundred and ninety-nine, entitled “An Act to provide for the acquiring of rights of way by railroad companies through Indian reservations, Indian lands, Indian allotments, and for other purpose,” and the acts amendatory thereto of June twenty-first, nineteen hundred and six (Thirty-fourth Statutes at Large, page three hundred and thirty), and June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page eight hundred and fifty-nine), and the regulations issued by the Secretary of the Interior thereunder, additional station grounds adjoining the right of way of the said railway company in the Colville Indian Reservation, in the State of Washington, adjacent to the village of Okanogan, in the county of Okanogan, in the said State, and at the said railway company’s station known as Chillowist, located in lots four and six, section one, township thirty-two north, range twenty-five east, Willamette meridian, in the Colville Indian Reservation, in the State of Washington, to the extent of not to exceed two hundred feet in width by a length of three thousand feet for each of said station grounds: Provided, That if any of the lands to be acquired by the railway company under the provisions of this Act shall have been tentatively

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selected by Indians as a part of their allotments, they shall be entitled to receive upon the approval of their allotments the compensation for damages to said lands and improvements thereon paid by the said railway company: And provided further, That such station grounds are granted subject to the right of the United States to cross the same and the works constructed thereon with canals or water conduits of any kind, or with roadways, or with transmission lines for telephone, telegraph, or electric power, or with any other public improvements which may now or in the future be built by or under authority of the United States across such grounds; and the said company shall build and maintain at its own expense all structures that may be required at such crossing, and in accepting this grant shall release the United States from all damages which may result from the construction and use of such crossings, canals, conduits, transmission lines, and other improvements

Approved, September 17, 1913.


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