Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 1125||Oklahoma. Town sites authorized on Kiowa, etc., lands.|
|Sec. 2||Surveys, etc.|
|Sec. 2||Provisos. Land reserved for school purposes.|
|Sec. 2||Sale, etc., of intoxicants prohibited.|
|Sec. 3||Expense of surveys, etc.|
|Sec. 3||Disposal of net proceeds.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Secretary of the Interior is hereby authorized to set aside and reserve from allotment or leasing such of the common grazing lands of said tribes as he shall deem necessary for the establishment of town sites.
That the lands so set aside and reserved shall be laid off and surveyed into lots, blocks, streets, and alleys, under rules and regulations to be prescribed by said Secretary; business lots to be twentyfive feet wide and residence lots fifty feet wide. The lots in said town sites shall be appraised, and after due advertisement shall be sold at public auction to the highest bidder, at not less than the appraised value, under such rules and regula
tions as the Secretary may prescribe: Provided, That in each of said town sites there shall be reserved from sale or other disposition, at the discretion of the Secretary, not to exceed one block for the establishment of common schools under the laws of Oklahoma: Provided further, That no person shall sell or give away any intoxicating liquor or other intoxicants upon any of the lands sold and conveyed by the provisions of this act, and any person so selling or giving away liquor or other intoxicants shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished, upon conviction, by imprisonment for not more than two years and by a fine of not more than one thousand dollars.
That the surveys, appraisals, and sales herein provided for shall be made by such person or persons connected with the Indian service as the Secretary of the Interior may designate, and all of the expenses connected with the survey, appraisal, and sale of the lots shall be paid out of the proceeds of the sales. The net proceeds of the sales shall be deposited in the Treasury to the credit of the Kiowa, Comanche, and Apache Indians, with interest to be paid them at the rate of four per centum per annum, or shall be paid to them per capita, in the discretion of the Secretary of the Interior.
Approved, March 20, 1906.