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6 FIFTYFOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. CHS. 14, 18, 19. 1896. February 8, 1896. CHAP. 14.—Au Act To extend the jurisdiction of the United States circuit court ”_‘"_""' of appeals, eighth circuit, over certain suits uow pending therein on appeal and writ of error from the United States court in the Indian Territory. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United Umudszamwum. States of America, in Congress assembled, That the jur1sd1ct1ou of the um E United States circuit court of appeals for the eighth judicial ciromt be, ¤i¤¤¤i* ¤¤¤¤‘* °* •l* and is hereby, extended to all suits at law or equity now pending therein - P""' upon writ of error to or appeal from the United States court m the Indian Territory in all cases wherein such writ of error or appeal would have vested jurisdiction in said circuit court of appeals but for the Act V ws m of Congress approved March iirst, eighteen hundred mid muety-tive, ° ’°‘ ‘ entitled "A11 Act to provide for the appointment of additional judges of the United States court in the Indian Territory, and for other purposes." Approved, February 8, 1896. Feb:-nry 12.186. CHAP. 18.-An Act T0 amend section fo1u· of an Act to provide for the adjust- ··—·;"‘j ment of land grants made by Congress to aid in the construction of railroads and for the forfeiture of unnamed lands, and for other purposes. Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United mmd ¤¤¤'¤¤*°¤¤- States of America in Congress assembled, That section fom- of an Act voila, pm. entitled “An Act to provide for the adjustment of land grants made by p£g(fP“°°*°m"m‘ Congress to aid in the construction of railroads and for the forfeiture of unearned lands, and for other purposes,” approved March third, eighteen hundred and eighty-seven, be, and the same is hereby, amended by Qugiyéon to W adding thereto the following proviso: "Pro·vid0d further, That where nm com-mm ug such purchasers, their heirs or assigns, have paid only a portion of the

    • '*°°° **“°- purchase price to the company, which is less than the Government price

of similar lands, they shall be required, before the delivery of patent for their lands, to pay to the Government a sum equal to the difference between the portion of the purchase price so paid and the Government price, and in such case the amount demanded from the company shall be the amount paid to it by such purchaserf Approved, February 12, 1896. February 13.1896. CHAP. 19.—An Act To amend an Act entitled "An Act to authorize the Kama

 City, Pittsburg and Gulf Railroad Company to construct uml ope;-qt; g rgilrggd,

telegraph, and telephone line through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes," approved February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-three. Bc it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United

£fsg5t<; f gkgg- States of America in Congress assembled, That the iirst section of an Act

ma cnf: mam} entitled “An Act to authorize the Kansas City, Pittsburg and Gulf d°;;gP,j.*;*rv;itffgj*¤¤I¤· Railroad Company to construct and operate a railroad, telegraph, and V¤l.21,p.4§7. telephone line through the Indian Territory, and for other purposes,” approved February twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and ninety-three, be, and the same is hereby, amended by inserting immediately after the word “Texa.s" in said section the following words, to wit: “With the br§f{"’;*_f{jut{1‘;°l;?jed§“" ri ght: to locate, construct, operate, and maintain a. branch railroad, telegraph, and telephone line irom some point on the main line of said railroad in the Indian Territory, south of the Arkansas River and north of the town of Poteau, by the most feasible and practicable route, to the ciw of Fort Smith, in the State of Arkansas, and with the right to build in the line of said branch railroad a bridge across the Poteau River, whose plan of construction shall be first approved by the Secretary of War," and with the right to locate, construct, maintain, and operate a. spur of its railroad from a. point on said branch about four miles northeast of Scullyville, by the most practicable route to a point