Page:United States Statutes at Large Volume 29.djvu/119

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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 93. 1896. 89 of passengers, local or interstate, shall not exceed the rate expressed: Provided further, That said railway company shall carry the mail at mus such prices as Congress may by law provide, and until such rate is fixed by law the Postmaster-General may fix the rate of compensation. Sec. 5. That said railway company shall pay to the Secretary of the trff,‘;f‘P°“'“**°“ *° Interior, for the benefit of the particular nations or tribes through whose lands said line may be located, the sum of fifty dollars, in addition to the compensation provided for in this Act, for property taken and damage done to individual occupants by the construction of the railway for each mile of railway constructed in said Territory, said payments to be made in installments of five hundred dollars as each ten miles of road is located and graded: Provided, That if the general council of grrr;;?-b am 81 either of the nations or tribes through whose lands said railway may courijgils. y 8 be located shall, within four months aiter the filing of maps of definite locations, as set forth in section six of this Act, dissent from the allowances provided for in this section, and certify the same to the Secretary of the Interior, then all compensation to be paid to such dissenting nations or tribes under the provisions of this Act shall be determined as provided in section three for the determination of the compensation to be paid to the individual occupant of lands, with the right of appeal _ to the courts upon the same terms, conditions, and requirements as therein provided: Provided further, That the amount awarded or w$;';*m?:n “°¤ °' adjudged to be paid by said railway company for said dissenting nation ` or tribe shall be in lieu of the compensation that said nation or tribe would be entitled to receive under foregoing provisions, except as to annual tax. Said company shall also pay, so long as said reservations A“”"‘“'°°°“'· are owned and occupied by the Indians, to the Secretary of the Interior the sum of fifteen dollars per annum for each mile of railway it shall _ ’ construct in the said reservations. The money paid to the Secretary of ·'*”°"“‘°""“'°"“· the Interior under the provisions of this Act shall be apportioned by him, in accordance with the laws and treaties now in force, among the ‘ ditierent nations or tribes, according to the number of miles of railway that may be constructed by said railway company through their lands: Provided further, That Congress shall have the right, so long as said T=¤=*'i¤¤- lands are occupied and possessed by said nations or tribes, to impose such additional taxes upon said railroads as it may deem just and proper for their benefit. And any Territory or State hereinafter formed through which said railway shall have been established may exercise the like power as to such part of said railway a may be within its limits. Said S“"°Y- railway company shall have the right to survey and locate its railway immediately after the passage of this Act. · Sec. 6. That said railway company shall CBJISB maps showing the M“P“'*‘b° m°“· route of its located line through said reservations to be filed in the office of the Secretary of the Interior, and also to be filed in the office of the principal chief of each of the nations or tribes through whose lands said railway may be located; and after the filing of said maps no claims for a subsequent settlement and improvement upon the right of wavy shown by said maps shall be valid as against said company; Pro- Z°;•Q;al by scm_ ri: eil, That a map showing the entire line of the said railway in the tary crm rm.-att. Indian Territory shall be tiled with and approved by the Secretary of the Interior before the construction of said railway in the Indian Territory shall he begun. Sec. 7. That the officers, servants, and employees of said company __{¤¤¤¤¤1<>y¤§; ¤,;·¤>· rcnecessnry to the construction and management of said road shall be M °°° W ° W"' allowed to reside, while so engaged, upon said right of way, but subject to the provisions of the Indian intercourse laws, and such rules and regulations as may be established by the Secretary of the Interior in accordance with said intercourse laws. Sec. 8. That said railway company shall build at least one hundred Commencement ami miles of its railway within three years after the passage of this Act_or °°“‘P °"°“· the rights herein granted shall be forfeited as to that portion not built. - ` That said railway company shall construct and maintain continually Fanceaetc. all fences, road and highway crossings, and necessary bridges over said