Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 195||Indian Territory.Use of timber and stone for industrial purposes.
Vol. 1, p. 108, 31 Stat., 660, amended.
Secretary of the Interior to prescribe rules, etc.
Use by railroads.
Proviso. Right of allottees to dispose of timber, etc., not affected.
Vol. 1, p. 97, 30 Stat., 501.
Penalty for unlawully cutting, etc.
32 Stat., 775.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of American in Congress assembled, That the act entitled An act to provide for the use of timber and stone for domestic and industrial purposes in the Indian Territory, approved June sixth, nineteen hundred, be amended so as to read as follows:
That the Secretary of the Interior is authorized to prescribe rules and regulations for the procurement of timber and stone for domestic and industrial purposes, including the construction, maintenance, and repairs of railroads and other highways, to be used only in the Indian Territory, or upon any railroad outside of the said Territory which is part of any continuous line of railroad extending into the said Territory, from lands belonging to either of the Five Civilized Tribes, and to fix the full value thereof to be paid therefor and collect the same for the benefit of said tribes: Provided, however, That nothing herein contained shall be construed to prevent allottees from disposing of timber and stone on their allotments, as provided in section sixteen of an act entitled 'An act for the protection of the people of the Indian Territory, and for other purposes,' approved June twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and ninety-eight, from and after the allotment by the Commission to the Five Civilized Tribes.
That 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 lands of either of said tribes contrary to the provisions of this act and the regulations prescribed thereunder by the Secretary of the Interior, 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.1
Approved, January 21, 1903.