An Act appropriating certain sums for sundry civil expenses for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1898, including, among other things, expenses incurred in connection with the collection of revenue from sales of public lands, protection of public lands, settlement of public lands and swamp-land claims, hearings held by General Land Office to determine whether alleged fraudulent entries had been made in compliance with law, reproducing plats of surveys, and for surveying or resurveying public lands. (p.32) Provided that any forest reservation if found better adapted for mining or agricultural purposes than forest usage, could be restored to the public domain. (p. 36)
1899, March 2 - 30 Stat. 990, Act to Acquire Rights of Way by Railroad Companies through Indian Reservations, Lands, Allotments
The Act provided that a right of way for a railway, telegraph and telephone line through any Indian reservation or any lands held by an Indian tribe or nation in Indian Territory, or through any lands reserved for an Indian agency or for other purposes in connection with the Indian service, or through any lands which have been allotted in severalty to any individual Indian under any law or treaty, but which have not been conveyed to the allottee with full power of alienation, would be granted to any railroad company organized under laws of United States or State or Territory. Set for damages, appraisal and appeal process.
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