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FIFTY-FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. Ch. 30. 1896. 15 the right to connect or cross with its tracks the tracks and railroad of any other company or person owning or operating a railway in the said Choctaw Nation. In case of failure to make amicable settlement with any such corporation or person for such crossing, such compensation shall be determined in the same manner as hereinbefore provided for determining the compensation for land and other property taken and damaged. Sec. 6. That said railway company shall not charge the inhabitants Freight ,,h,,,g,,,_ of said nation a greater rate of freight than the rate authorized by the laws of the State of Arkansas for services or transportation of the same kind: Provided, That passenger rates on said railway shall not pmtem. exceed three cents per mile. Congress hereby reserves the right to m“`f,‘;§$1f“;Qj·°”· regulate the charges for freight and passengers on said railway and` messages on said telegraph and telephone lines until a State government or governments shall exist in said nation within the limits of which said railway or a part thereof Shall be located, and then such State government or governments shall be authorized to nx and regulate the cost of transportation of persons and freights within their respective limits of said railway; but Congress expressly reserves the right in nx and regulate at all times the cost of such transportation by said railway or said company whenever such transportation shall extend from one State into another or shall extend into more than one State: Prorided, however, That the rate of such transportation of passengers, Li¤¤itlocal or interstate, shall not exceed the rate above expressed: And provided further, That said railway company shall carry the mail at Mails such prices as Congress may by law provide; and until such rate is fixed by law the Postmaster-General may fix the rate of compensation. _ _ Sec. 7. That said railway company shall pay to the Secretary of the t3$‘}§;{}g';“**° Ch°°· Interior, for the benefit of the Choctaw Nation, the sum of fifty dollars, ` in addition to the compensation provided for in this Act, for property taken and damages done to individual occupants by the construction of the railway, for each mile of railway that it may construct in said nation, said payments to be made in installments of five hundred dol- _ lars as each ten miles of road is graded: Provided, That if the general Jj§’,$,"§{"Q,, S.,,,,,,,,,,, council of the Choctaw' Nation, within four months after the filing of °*`*h° I¤*°¤'i°*· maps of definite location, as hereinafter set forth, dissents from the allowance hereinbefore provided for, and shall certify the same to the Secretary of the Interior, then all compensation to be paid to said nation 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 adjudged to 0,—‘g;;j¤;; “¤¤ be paid by said railway company for said dissenting nation shall be in ' lieu of the compensation said nation would be entitled to receive under the foregoing provision. Said company shall also pay, so long as said Territory is owned and occupied by the Choctaw Indians, to the Secre- · tary of the Interior the sum of fifteen dollars per annum for each mile A¤¤¤=¤1r¤¤¢¤\- of railway it shall construct in the said nation. The money paid to the Secretary of the Interior under the provisions of this Act shall be disbnrsed by him in accordance with the laws and treaties now in force within said nation: Provided, That Congress shall have the right, so rams. long as said lands are occupied and possessed by said nation, to impose such additional taxes upon said railway as it may deem just and proper for the benefit of said nation, and any Territory or State hereafter iormed through which said railway shall have been established may exercise the like power as to such part of said railway as may lie within its limits. Said railway company shall have the right to survey and S“"°Y* locate its railway immediately after the passage of this Act. Sec. 8. That said company shall cause maps showing the route of its Mawlocated lines through said nation to be filed in the office of the_Secretary of the Interior, and also to he tiled in the office of the principal chief of the said nation; and after the tiling of said maps no claim for