Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1904.
|Chap. 41||Indian Territory. Right of way to Gainesville, McAlester and St. Louis Railroad Company amended. Time extended.|
|Sec. 2||Terminals at Fort Smith, Ark.
1893, ch. 188, ante, p. 476.
|Sec. 3||Right of way. Width reduced.|
|Sec. 3||Provisos. Limit for stations.|
|Sec. 3||Reversions, etc.|
|Sec. 4||Secretary of Interior to approve route, etc.
Ante, p. 478.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of section nine of the Act entitled An Act to grant to the Gainesville, McAlester and Saint Louis Railroad Company a right of way through the Indian Territory, approved March first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, be, and the same hereby are, extended for a further period of three years.
That section one of said Act be so amended as to make the city of Fort Smith the terminus of said road on the western border of the State of Arkansas.
That section two of said Act be amended to read as follows:
SEC. .3. That a right of way of one hundred feet in width through said Indian Territory is hereby granted to the Gainesville, McAlester and Saint Louis Railway Company and a strip of land one hundred feet in width, with a length of two thousand feet in addition to the right of way is granted for such stations as may be established, but such grant shall be allowed but once for every ten miles of the road, no portion of which shall be sold or leased by the company, with the right to use such additional grounds where there are heavy cuts or fills as may be necessary for the construction and maintenance of the roadbed, not exceeding fifty feet in width on each side of said right of way, or as much thereof as may be included in said cut or fill: Provided, That no more than said addition of land shall be taken for any one station: Provided further, That no part of the lands herein granted shall be used except in such manner and for such purposes only as shall he necessary for the construction and convenient operation of
said railroad, telegraph, and telephone line, and when any portion thereof shall cease to be so used such portion shall revert to the nation or tribe of Indians from which the same shall have been taken.
That section six of said Act be amended by striking out all after the word Provided, and inserting the following: That a map of definite location showing the entire route of said road through the Indian Territory shall be filed and approved by the Secretary of the Interior before any part of the said road shall be constructed.
Approved, March 4, 1896.