INDIAN AFFAIRS: LAWS AND TREATIES

Vol. IV, Laws     (Compiled to March 4, 1927)

Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1929.


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Chapter 21
January 25, 1917. | [S. 1093.] 39 Stat., 870.

An Act To permit the Denison Coal Company to relinquish certain lands embraced in its Choctaw and Chickasaw coal lease and to include within said lease other lands within the segregated coal area.
Section 2

Margin Notes
Chap. 21 Choctaw coal lands, Oklahoma.
Chap. 21 36 Stat., 832, amended, vol. 3, 475.
Sec. 2 Denison Coal Company. Exchange of leased lands permitted.
Sec. 2 Description.
Sec. 2 Proviso.
Sec. 2 Purchase of surface lands for mining use.
Sec. 2 37 Stat., 67, vol. 3, 513.
Sec. 2 Acquiring surface use of sold lands.
Sec. 2 37 Stat., 68, vol. 3, 514.
Sec. 2 Payments required.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That section two of the Act of Congress approved June twenty-fifth, nineteen hundred and ten (Thirty-sixth Statutes at Large, page eight hundred and thiry-two), entitled “An Act granting to Savanna Coal Company, right to acquire additional acreage to its existing coal lease in the Choctaw Nation, Pittsburg County, Oklahoma, and for other purposes,” be, and the same is hereby, amended to read as follows:

“SEC. 2.

That the Secretary of the Interior be, and he is hereby, authorized to permit the Denison Coal Company to relinquish the lands embraced in its existing Choctaw and Chickasaw coal lease, all of which lands have been demonstrated to be not valuable for coal, and to include within the said lease in lieu thereof the following described lands which are within the segregated coal area and unleased: The southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and northeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and south half of the northwest quarter, and north half of the southwest quarter, and southwest quarter of the southwest quarter, all in section six, township three north, range fourteen east; and south half of the southeast quarter of the northeast quarter, and east half of the southeast quarter, and south half of the northwest quarter of the southeast quarter, and southwest quarter of the southeast quarter, and southeast quarter of the southwest quarter, and south half of the southwest quarter of the southwest quarter, all in section one, township three north, range thirteen east; and northwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and north half of the northwest quarter, and southwest quarter of the northwest quarter, all in section twelve, township three north, range thirteen east; send east half of the northeast quarter, and south half of the northwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and southwest quarter of the northeast quarter, and northwest quarter of the southeast quarter, and southeast quarter of the northwest quarter, and north half of the southwest quarter, all in section eleven, township three north, range thirteen east, nine hundred and sixty acres, more or less: Provided, That if the surface of

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said lands has not been sold in accordance with the provisions of the Act of February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve (Thirty-seventh Statutes at Large, page sixty-seven), the said Denison Coal Company shall have the right to use only so much of the surface of said lands as may be reasonably necessary for the purpose of carrying on mining operations, not to exceed five per centum of such surface, the number, location, and extent of the tracts to be so used to be approved by the Secretary of the Interior, and said company shall purchase the surface of the tracts so used for mining operations in accordance with section two of said Act: Provided further, That should the surface of said lands have been sold in accordance with the provisions of said Act of Congress approved February nineteenth, nineteen hundred and twelve, the said Denison Coal Company shall acquire such portions of the surface as may be reasonably necessary for prospecting or for the conduct of mining operations as provided in section three of said Act: Provided further, That the said Denison Coal Company shall pay all amounts due and unpaid under its existing lease before the said company shall be permitted to include the above described lieu lands in the lease, and that all moneys which shall have been paid by the said company under its lease as advance royalties shall be credited on the royalty on production from the lieu lands in accordance with the terms of the lease.”

Approved, January 25, 1917.


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