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same purpose, and subject to like terms and conditions as provided
ds for agricult
ural colleges. located as provided in sectio i ten of this act, are hereby granted to each of said States, except to the State of South Dakota, to which one hundred and twenty thousand acres are granted, for the use and support of agricultural colleges in said States, as provided in the acts Vol. 12, p. 503. of Congress making donations of lands for such purpose.
SEC. 17. That in lieu of the grant of land for purposes of internal , Lands for interna improvement made to new States by the eighth section of the act of "Vol. 5, p. 455. September fourth, eighteen hundred and forty-one, which act is hereby repealed as to the States provided for by this act, and in lieu of any claim or demand by the said States, or either of them, under the act of September twenty-eighth, eighteen hundred and fifty, and
Vol. 9, p. 520. section twenty four hundred and seventy-nine of the Revised Stat- R. S,, sec. 279, p. 4 utes, making a grant of swamp and overflowed lands to certain States, which grant it is hereby declared is not extended to the States provided for in this act, and in lieu of any grant of saline lands to said States, the following grants of land are hereby made, to wit:
To the State of South Dakota: For the school of mines, forty South Dakota. thousand acres; for the reform school, forty thousand acres; for the deaf and dumb asylum, forty thousand acres ; for the agricultural college, forty thousand acres; for the university, forty thousand acres; for State normal schools, eighty thousand acres; for public buildings at the capital of said State, fifty thousand acres, and for such other educational and charitable purposes as the legislature of said State may determine, one hundred and seventy thousand acres; in all five hundred thousand acres.
To the State of North Dakota a like quantity of land as is in this North Dakota. section granted to the State of South Dakota, and to be for like purposes, and in like proportion as far as practicable.
To the State of Montana: For the establishment and maintenance Montana. of a school of mines, one hundred thousand acres; for State normal schools, one hundred thousand acres; for agricultural colleges, in addition to the grant herein before made for that purpose, fifty thousand acres; for the establishment of a State reform school, fifty thousand acres; for the establishment of a deaf and dumb asylum, fifty thousand acress for public buildings at the capital of the State, in addition to the grant hereinbefore made for that purpose, one hundred and fifty thousand acres.
To the State of Washington: For the establishment and mainte- Washington. nance of a scientific school, one hundred thousand acres; for State normal schools, one hundred thousand acres; for public buildings at the State capital, in addition to the grant herein before made for that purpose, one hundred thousand acres; for State charitable, educational, penal, and reformatory institutions, two hundred thousand acres.
That the States provided for in this act shall not be entitled to any No further grants. further or other grants of land for any purpose than as expressly provided in this act. And the lands granted by this section shall be To be for specified held, appropriated, and disposed of 'exclusively for the purposes herein mentioned, in such manner as the legislatures of the respective States may severally provide. SEC. 18. That all mineral lands shall be exempted from the grants Mineral lands ex.
empt. made by this act. But if sections sixteen and thirty-six, or any subdivision or portion of any smallest subdivision thereof in any township shall be found by the Department of the Interior to be mineral lands, said States are hereby authorized and empowered to select, in legal subdivisions, an equal quantity of other unappropriated lands Lands in lieu.
der direction of Sect:
in said States, in lieu thereof, for the use and the benefit of the com
mon schools of said States. Selections to be un- SEC. 19. That all lands granted in quantity or as indemnity by retary of the Interior. this act shall be selected,' under the direction of the Secretary of the
Interior, from the surveyed, unreserved, and unappropriated public lands of the United States within the limits of the respective States entitled thereto. And there shall be deducted from the number of acres of land donated by this act for specific objects to said States the number of acres in each heretofore donated by Congress to said Ter
ritories for similar objects. i Appropriation for SEC. 20. That the sum of twenty thousand dollars, or so much convention expenses.
thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated, out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated, to each of said Territories for defraying the expenses of the said conventions, except to Dakota, for which the sum of forty thousand dollars is so . appropriated, twenty thousand dollars, each for South Dakota and North Dakota, and for the payment of the members, thereof, under the same rules and regulations and at the same rates as are now provided by law for the payment of the Territorial legislatures. Any money hereby appropriated not necessary for such purpose shall be
covered into the Treasury of the United States. Circuit and district SEC. 21. That each of said States, when admitted as aforesaid, shall
constitute one judicial district, the names thereof to be the same as the names of the States, respectively; and the circuit and district courts therefor shall be held at the capital of such State for the time being, and each of said districts shall, for judicial purposes, until otherwise provided, be attached to the eighth judicial circuit, except Washington and Montana, which shall be attached to the ninth ju
dicial circuit. There shall be appointed for each of said districts one Judge, attorney, district judge, one United States attorney, and one United States marshal.
marshal. The judge of each of said districts shall receive a yearly salary of three thousand five hundred dollars, payable in four equal installments, on the first days of January, April, July, and October
of each year, and shall reside in the district. There 'shall be apClerks.
pointed clerks of said courts in each district, who shall ke p their Terms.
offices at the capital of said State. The regular terms of said courts shall be held in each district, at the place aforesaid, on the first Monday in April and the first Monday in November of each year, and only one grand jury and one petit jury. shall be summoned in both said circuit and district courts. The circuit and district courts for
each of said districts, and the judges thereof, respectively, shall posJurisdiction, etc. sess the same powers and jurisdiction, and perform the same duties
required to be performed by the other circuit and district courts and
judges of the United States, and shall be governed by the same laws Powers of officers. and regulations. The Marshal, district attorney, and clerks of the
circuit and district courts of each of said districts, and all other officers and persons performing duties in the administration of justice therein, shall severally possess the powers and perform the duties lawfully possessed and required to be performed by similar, officers in other districts of the United States; and shall, for the services they may perform, receive the fees and compensation allowed by law to other similar officers and persons performing similar duties
in the State of Nebraska. Cases pending in SEC. 22. That all cases of appeal or writ of error heretofore proseSupreme Court.
cuted and now pending in the Supreme Court of the United States upon any record from the supreme court of either of the Territories mentioned in this act, or that may hereafter lawfully be prosecuted
upon any record from either of said courts' may be heard and deterFinal proceedings. mined by said Supreme Court of the United States, And the man
date of execution or of further proceedings shall be directed by the Supreme Court of the United States to the circuit or district court hereby established within the State succeeding the Territory from
which such record is or may be pending, or to the supreme court of such State, as the nature of the case may require : Provided, That Proviso. the mandate of execution or of further proceedings shall, in cases arising in the Territory of Dakota, be directed by the Supreme Court Dakota causes. of the United States to the circuit or district court of the district of South Dakota, or to the supreme court of the State of South Dakota, or to the circuit or district.court of the district of North Dakota, or to the supreme court of the State of North Dakota, or to the supreme court of the Territory of North Dakota, as the nature of the case may require. And each of the circuit, district, and State gourts, herein Supreme Territorial
courts to be succeeded named, shall, respectively, be the successor of the supreme court of by circuit, district, and the Territory, as to all such cases arising within the limits embraced State courts. within the jurisdiction of such courts respectively with full power to proceed with the same, and award mesne or final process therein; and that from all judgments and decrees of the supreme court of either of the Territories mentioned in this act, in any case arising within the limits of any of the proposed States prior to admission, the parties to Judgments prior to
admission. such judgment shall have the same right to prosecute appeals and writs of error to the Supreme Court of the United States as they shall have had by law prior to the admission of said State into the Union. SEÇ, 23. That in respect to all cases, proceedings, and matters now Transfer of pending
actions. pending in the supreme or district courts of either of the Territories mentioned in this act at the time of the admission into the Union of either of the States mentioned in this act, and arising within the limits of any such State, whereof the circuit or district courts by this Circuit and district act established might have had jurisdiction under the laws of the cour United States had such courts existed at the time of the commencement of such cases, the said circuit and district courts, respectively, shall be the successors of said supreme and district courts of said Territory; and in respect to all other cases, proceedings and matters State courts pending in the supreme or district courts of any of the Territories mentioned in this act at the time of the admission of such Territory into the Union, arising within the limits of said proposed State, the courts established by such state shall, respectively, be the successors of said supreme and district Territorial courts; and all the files, Transfer of files, rec.
ords, etc. records, indictments, and proceedings relating to any such cases, or shall be transferred to such circuit, district, and State courts, respectively, and the same shall be proceeded with therein in due course of law; but no writ, action, indictment, cause or proceeding now pend- Writs, etc., not to ing, or that prior to the admission of any of the States mentioned abat in this act, shall be pending in any Territorial court. in any of the Territories mentioned in this act, shall abate by the admission of any such State into the Union, but the same shall be transferred and proceeded with in the proper United States circuit, district or State court, as the case may be: Provided, however, That in all' civil ac
Proviso. tions, causes, and proceedings, in which the United States is not & Request for trial in
federal courts. party, transfers shall not be made to the circuit and district courts of the United States, except upon written request of one of the parties to such action or proceeding filed in the proper court; and in the absence of such request such cases shall be proceeded with in the proper State courts.
Sec. 24. That the constitutional conventions may, by ordinance, Election for fuii provide for the election of officers for full State governments, includ- State governments. ing members of the legislatures and Representatives in the Fiftyfirst Congress; but said State governments shall remain in abeyance until the States shall be admitted into the Union, respectively, as provided in this act. In case the constitution of any of said proposed States shall be ratified by the people, but not otherwise, the legislature thereof may assemble, organize, and elect two Senators of the Election of Senators. United States; and the governor and secretary of state of such proposed State shall certify the election of the Senators and Representatives in the manner required by law; and when such State is admitted
into the Union, the Senators and Representatives shall be entitled to be admitted to seats in Congress, and to all the rights and privileges of Senators and Representatives of other States in the Congress of the United States; and the officers of the State governments formed in pursuance of said constitutions, as provided by the constitutional conventions, shall proceed to exercise all the functions of such State officers; and all laws in force made by said Territories, at the time of their admission into the Union, shall be in force in said States, except as modified or changed by this actor by the constitutions of the States, respectively.
SEC. 25. That all acts or parts of acts in contlict with the provisions of this act, whether passed by the legislatures of said Territories or by Congress, are hereby repealed.
Approved, February 22, 1889.
February 23, 1889. CHAP. 201:-An act granting the title of the United States in certain lands to the
county of Randolph and State of Illinois, on certain conditions.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Randolph County, United States of America in Congress assembled, That all right, title, Public lands granted and interest of the United States in and to all lands in the Mississippi
bottom, between the line of bluffs and the Mississippi River, in the
county of Randolph and State of Illinois, be, and the same are Provisos.
hereby, granted to the said county of Randolph: Provided, That
the legal authorities of said county, on the discovery of any such Survey.
lands within said boundaries, shall have the same surveyed at the expense of said county, and file plats of said surveys with the Commissioner of the General Land Office, at Washington, District of Columbia. If, upon examination by said Commissioner, it shall appear that the title of the United States has not heretofore been alienated in any tract shown on said plat or plats, he shall so notify the authorities of said county; and upon payment by the authorities of said county into the Treasury of the United States of the sum of one dollar and twenty-five cents for every acre shown on said plat
or plats, it shall be the duty of said Commissioner of the General Patents.
Land Office to prepare and have executed patents for every tract so
paid for, and to deliver the same on application to the legal authorPrivate rights not
ities of said county: Provided further, That nothing in this act shall affected.
be so construed as to include any accretions formed to lands bordering on the Mississippi River and owned by private individuals.
Approved, February 23, 1889.
February B, 1889. CHAP. 202.-An act granting the right of way to the Yankton and Missouri
— Valley Railway Company through the Yankton Indian Reservation in Dakota.
: Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the Yankton and Mis
* United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Yankton souri Valley Railway Company granted and Missouri Valley Railway Company, a corporation duly organized right of way through Yankton Indian Res under the laws of the Territory of Dakota, its successors or assigns, ervation, Dak. are hereby invested and empowered with the right of locating, con
structing, owning, equipping, operating, using, and maintaining a
railway, telegraph, and telephone line through the Yankton Indian Location.
Reservation in said Territory, beginning at any point to be selected by said railway company on the east line of said reservation between the northeast corner thereof and a point one mile south of the junction of the west fork of Choteau Creek with the east fork thereof, and running thence westerly or northwesterly through said reservation,
but at no point farther than fifteen miles to the south of the northernly Proviso.
boundary thereof: Provided, That if said right of way be so located
as to begin on the eastern boundary of said reservation at any point Alternate location., south of said fifteen-mile limit, it shall run thence northwesterly so as to come within said fifteen-mile limit at some point not more than ten miles westward from the eastern line of said reservation.
Sec. 2. That said corporation is authorized to take and use for all Width. purposes of a railway, and for no other purpose, a right of way one hundred feet in width through said reservation, and to take and use a strip of land two hundred feet in width, with a length of three thousand feet, in addition to right of way, for stations, for every ten miles Stations, etc. of road, with the right to use such additional ground where there are heavy cuts or fills as may be necessary for the construction and maintenance of the road-bed, not exceeding one hundred feet in width on each side of said right of way, or as much thereof as may be included in said cut or fill: Provided, That no more than said addition of land Provisos.
Limit. shall be taken for any one station: Provided further, That no part of the lands herein authorized to be taken shall be leased or sold by the Not to be sold, etc. company, its successors or assigns, and they shall not be used except in such manner and for such purposes only as shall be necessary for the construction 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 Indians of said reservation, or, in case they shall have ceased to occupy the same, to the United States: And provided further, That before any such lands shall be taken for the purposes aforesaid the consent of the Indians thereto Consent of Indians. shall be obtained in a manner satisfactory to the President of the United States. SEC. 3. That before said railway shall be constructed through any Compensation for
property taken. lands held by individual occupants according to the laws, customs, and usages of any of the said Indians, full compensation shall be made to such occupants for all property to be taken or damage done by reason of the construction of such railway, the amount of such compensation to be ascertained and determined in such manner as the Secretary of the Interior may direct, and to be subject to his final approval.
Sec. 4. That said railroad company shall not charge the inhabit. Freight rates. ants of said Territory a greater rate of freight than the rate authorized by the laws of the Territory of Dakota for services or transportation of the same kind: Provided, That passenger rates on said Provisos. railway shall not exceed three cents per mile. Congress hereby re
Passenger rates. serves the right to regulate the charges for freight and passengers Regulation of
charges. on said railway, and messages on said telegraph and telephone lines, until a State government or governments shall exist in said Territory 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 fix and regulate the cost of transportation of per, sons and freights within their respective limits by said railway; but Congress expressly reserves the right to fix 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: Provided, however,
Maximum rates. That the rate of such transportation of passengers, local or interstate, shall not exceed the rate above expressed: And provided further,: That said railway company shall carry the mail at such prices Mails. 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 Payment to Indians
on reservation. the Interior, for the benefit of the Indians of said reservation, the sum of fifty dollars, in addition to 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 reservation, said payments to be made in installments of five hundred dollars as each ten miles of road is graded.