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Chapter 802

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Chap. 802 Indian Territory.
Chap. 802 Timber and stone.
Chap. 802 rules for procurement.
Chap. 802 destruction of.
Chap. 802 transportation of.
Chap. 802 penalty.

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Chapter 802
    June 6, 1900. | 31 Stat., 660.
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An act to provide for the use of timber and stone for domestic and industrial purposes in the Indian Territory.a

aSee 1898, July 1, c. 546, 30 Stat., 618, relating to permits to cut timber for domestic, mining, etc., purposes; also 1897, June 7, c. 3, ante, p. 89, authorizing Indians to cut dead timber on Indian reservations in Minnesota; while by 1889, February 16, c. 172, ante, p. 39, a similar provision to the last above-mentioned was made, though general in its character; see also 1898, June 28, c. 517, s. 16, ante, p. 97.

Be it enacted, &c., That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations for the procurement of timber and stone for such domestic and industrial purposes, including the construction, maintenance, and repair of railroads and other highways, to be used only in the Indian Territory, as in his judgment he shall deem necessary and proper, from lands belonging to either of the Five Civilized Tribes of Indians, and to fix the full value thereof to be paid therefor, and collect the same for the benefit of said tribes; and every person who unlawfully cuts, or aids, or is employed in unlawfully cutting, or wantonly destroys, or procures to be wantonly destroyed, any timber standing upon the land of either of said tribes, or sells or transports any of such timber or stone outside of the Indian Territory, contrary to the regulations prescribed by the Secretary, shall pay a fine of not more than five hundred dollars or be imprisoned not more than twelve months, or both, in the discretion of the court trying the same. [June 6, 1900.]

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