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-FIFTH CONGRESS—SECOND SESSION, 1898.
CHAP. 367 | CHAP. 378 | CHAP. 517 | CHAP. 545

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Chapter 378

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Chap. 378 Indian Territory. Railroads may lease connecting lines.
    See 1902, ch. 134, post, p. 114.
Chap. 378 may use and operate same.
Chap. 378 Parallel and competing lines excepted.

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Chapter 378
    June 4, 1898. | 30 Stat., 431.
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An act granting additional powers to railroad companies operating lines in the Indian Territory.a

aBy 1896, April 25, chapter 141 (ante, p. 77), railroad companies in Indian Territory were granted additional powers to secure depot grounds.

By 1894, August 8, chapter 236 (ante, p. 66), railroads on rights of way in the Territories were required to have stations at town sites.

By 1898, May 11, chapter 292 (30 stat. 404), provision is made for right of way for tramroads, canals, and reservoirs on public lands.

By 1899, March 2, chapter 374 (post, p. 102), general provision is made for the acquiring of rights of way for railroads through Indian lands, reservations, and allotments.

By 1902, February 28, chapter 134, sections 13–23, post p. 114, general provision is made for acquiring rights of way for railroads through the Indian Territory


Be it enacted, &c., That it shall and may be lawful for any company operating a line of railroad, either wholly or partially, in the Indian Territory to enter into contracts for the use or lease of the railroad and other property of any railroad company whose line may now or hereafter connect with its line upon such terms as may be agreed upon by the respective companies, and to use and operate such road or roads in accordance with the terms of such contract or lease, but subject to the obligations imposed upon the respective companies by their charters or by the laws of the United States or of the State or Territory in which such leased road may be situate:

Provided, That the terms of this Act shall not apply to parallel or competing lines. [June 4, 1898.]


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