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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Cns. 29, 30. 1896. 13 reservation for the purpose of surveying and locating its line of railroad: Provided, That said railroad shall be located and constructed Promo. with due regard to the rights of the Indians, and under such rules and t‘°°““°“· regulations as the Secretary of the Interior shall prescribe. Sec. 5. That the right herein granted shall be forfeited by said com- Completion. pany unless the road shall be constructed through the said reservation within three years after the passage of this Act. Sec. 6. That Congress reserves the right to alter, amend, or repeal A¤¤>¤¤1m¤¤t.¤¢¤. this Act, or any part thereof. Received by the President, February 12, 1896. [Nom nr THE DEPARTMENT or Srkrn.-The foregoing act having been presented to the President of the United States for his approval, and not having been returned by him to the house of Congress in which it originated within the time prescribed by the Constitution of the United States, has become a law without his approval.] CHAP. .—— authorize he kansas and ho aw a' to consunc20nd‘%>!pet·:lseT; railway thiouglirthe ChoctawCNat:on, ih th:£lZ1dJi(:n1PT'§1{ ritory, and for other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Arkansas and Choctaw Arkansas one choo- Railway Company, a corporation created under and by virtue of the t“`f,,1f§,}'§§*,;§’,f§;"§,§.'? laws of the State of Arkansas, be, and the same is hereby, invested g¤i¤¤1‘•=¤i¤·>¤·y. ' and empowered with the right of locating, constructing, owning, equipping, operating, using, and maintaining a railway and telegraph and telephone line through the Choctaw Nation, in the Indian Territory, beginning at the point on the boundary line between the said Choctaw Loomoo. Nation and the county of Little River, in the State of Arkansas, where _ the said railway may run, when constructed in the State of Arkansas, thence running, by the most feasible and practicable route, in a northwesterly direction through the said Choctaw Nation, to such point at or near the town of Atoka, in said nation, as said corporation may select, with the right to construct, use, and maintain such tracks, turn-outs, and sidings as said company may deem it to their interest to construct along and upon the right of way and depot grounds herein provided for. Sec. 2. That said corporation is authorized to take and use for all Widthpurposes of a railway and telegraph and telephone line, and for no other purpose, a right of way one hundred feet in width through the said Choctaw Nation, lor the said Arkansas and Choctaw Railway Company, the same to be fifty feet on either side of the track of said railway from the center thereof, and, in addition to the above right of way, to take and use a strip of land one hundred feet in width, with a length of two thousand feet, for stations at such points as the said railway company S¤•¤¤¤¤.ow. may deem to their interest to erect, with the right to use such additional grounds, where there are heavy cuts or fills, as may be necessary for the construction and maintenance of the roadbed and track, not exceeding fifty feet in width ou each side of the said right of way, oras much thereof as may be included in said cut or fill: Provided, That no more than said addition of land shall be taken for any one station: Provided further, That no part of the lands herein authorized to be Revenionmtc. taken shall be leased or sold by the company, and they shall not be used except in such manner and for such purposes only as shall be necessary for the con struction and convenient operation of said railroad, telegraph, and telephone lines; and when any portion thereof shall cease to be so used, such portion shall revert to the Choctaw Nation. _ Sec. 3. That before said railway and telegraph and telephone hne D¤¤¤s¤•- shall be constructed through any lands held by individual occupants, according to the laws, usages, and custom of the Choctaw Nation, full ` compensation shall be made to such occupants for all property to be