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—THIRD SESSION, 1899.
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Chapter 178
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Chap. 178 Right of way granted Kansas, Oklahoma Central and South western Railway through Indian and Oklahoma Territories, extended, etc.
    Ante pp. 505 and 617.
Sec. 2 Branch line, Indian Territory.
Sec. 3 Branch line, Oklahoma Territory.
Sec. 4 Construction, branch lines.

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Chapter 178
    Feb. 21, 1899. | 30 Stat., 844.
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An act to extend and amend the provisions of an act entitled “An act to grant the right of way to the Kansas, Oklahoma Central and Southwestern Railway Company through the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory, and for other purposes,” approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and also to extend and amend the provisions of a supplemental act approved February fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled “An act to extend and amend an act entitled ‘An act to grant the right of way to the Kansas, Oklahoma Central and South western Railway Company through the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory, and for other purposes.’ ”

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the provisions of an Act entitled “An Act to grant the right of way to the Kansas, Oklahoma Central and Southwestern Railway Company through the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory, and for other purposes,” approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and also to

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extend and amend the provisions of an Act approved February fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, entitled “An Act to extend and amend an Act entitled ‘An Act to grant the right of way to the Kansas, Oklahoma Central and Southwestern Railway Company through the Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory, and for other purposes,’” be, and the same are hereby, extended for a period of three years from and after December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, so that said Kansas, Oklahoma Central and South western Railway Company shall have until December twenty-first, nineteen hundred and one, to build the first one hundred miles of its said railway line in said Territories and as described in said above-mentioned Act approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, and two years thereafter to complete the same.

SEC. 2

That section three of said above-mentioned Act approved February fifteenth, eighteen hundred and ninety-seven, be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows: “That the said railway company shall have the power to construct, equip, and operate a branch or extension from its main line, starting at or near Bartlesville, in the Indian Territory, and extending thence in a south or southeasterly direction through the Cherokee Indian Nation and through the Creek, Seminole, and Chickasaw Indian nations to a point on the Texas State line and on Red River, on the north boundary of said State and the south boundary of the said Chickasaw Indian Nation, to Sherman, in the State of Texas, by way of Collmsville, Okmulgee, Wewoka, and Tishomingo, in the said Indian Territory; and for such purposes the said railway company is hereby empowered to acquire and occupy a right of way of the same dimensions, by the same methods, and for the same compensation as provided for in the original Act approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three.

SEC. 3

That the said railway company be, and is hereby, authorized and empowered to construct, equip, and operate a branch line or extension from its main line, starting from a point at or near Stillwater, Payne County, Oklahoma Territory, and extending thence in a south or southwesterly direction through the organized counties of Lincoln, Pottawatomie, and Cleveland, in said Oklahoma Territory, to a point on the south line of said Oklahoma Territory, and on the Canadian River, and on the north boundary line of the Chickasaw Nation, Indian Territory, and extending thence south or southwesterly through the Chickasaw Indian Nation to a point on the north boundary line of the State of Texas and on Red River, and thence to the city of Henrietta, Clay County, in said State of Texas, by way of Chandler and Shawnee, in Oklahoma Territory, and pauls Valley, in the Indian Territory; and that, for the purposes of constructing said railway line and branches through the said above-named organized counties in Oklahoma, Territory, the said railway company shall proceed and be governed in all respects by the laws of the said Territory of Oklahoma, except as to allotted or reserved Indian lands, and where the line of road shall pass through such lands the company in receiving the right of way through the same shall in all respects be governed by the provisions of said Act of December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninety-three; and for the purposes of constructing its said railway line and branches through the said Indian nations the said railway company shall proceed and be governed in all things by the provisions of the said original Act approved December twenty-first, eighteen hundred and ninty-three.

SEC. 4

That the said railway company shall build at least fifty miles of each of its said branch lines within two years after the approval of this Act, and shall have two years thereafter in which to complete the same, or the rights herein granted shall be forfeited as to such portions as are not built.

Approved, February 21, 1899.


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