Oregon-California railroad land grants: Hearing before the subcommittee of the Committee on public lands

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Govt. print. off., 1916 - Transportation - 19 pages
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Page 5 - Oregon." as amended by the acts of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight and eighteen hundred and sixtynine, for which patents have been issued by the United States, or for which the grantee Is entitled to receive patents under said grant, and to so much of the lands granted by the act of May fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy, entitled "An act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from Portland to Astoria and McMinnville, In the State of Oregon...
Page 4 - An Act granting lands to aid in the construction of a railroad and telegraph line from the Central Pacific Railroad, in California, to Portland, in Oregon...
Page 20 - ... shall be paid into, reserved, and appropriated as a part of the reclamation fund created by the act of Congress, known as the Reclamation Act.
Page 4 - April tenth, eighteen hundred and sixty -nine (Fourteenth Statutes at Large, page two hundred and thirty-nine), and May fourth, eighteen hundred and seventy (Sixteenth Statutes at Large, page ninety-four), it was provided that the lands granted to aid in the construction of certain railroads from Portland, in the State of Oregon, to the northern boundary of the State of California, and from Portland to Astoria and McMinnville, in the State of Oregon...
Page 7 - Douglas, and after the proceeds from such sales amount to a sum equal to that applied to pay the accrued taxes in that county and a sum equal to $2.50 per acre for each acre of such land therein title to which is revested in the United...
Page 7 - Currency, the amount thereof may be retained by the Treasurer of the United States, upon the order of the Comptroller of the Currency, out of the interest, as it may become due to the association, on the bonds deposited with him to secure circulation. All sums of money collected for penalties under this section shall be paid into the Treasury of the United States.
Page 4 - Congress should have a reasonable opportunity to provide for the disposition of said lands," etc., and enacts that the title to so much of the lands as had not been sold by the railroad prior to July 1, 1913, be and the same is hereby revested in the United States, excepting right of way and lands in actual use by the railroad for depots, side-tracks, etc. (1). The lands shall be divided...
Page 4 - ... until Congress shall have a reasonable opportunity to provide by legislation for their disposition in accordance with such policy as it may deem fitting under the circumstances and at the same time secure to the defendants all the value the granting acts conferred upon the railroads.
Page 6 - ... subsequently than those to which he would have been entitled in the absence of a suspension. (6) Any adverse action by the District Manager on an application for suspension of a license or permit under this paragraph may be appealed by the licensee or permittee to the Director, and from the Director to the Secretary of the Interior, in accordance with the rules of practice, Part 1850 of this chapter.
Page 5 - Whereas it was expressly provided by section twelve of the Act of July twenty-fifth, eighteen hundred and sixty-six (Fourteenth Statutes at Large, page two hundred and thirty-nine), that Congress might at any time, having due regard for the rights of the grantee railroad company, add to, alter, amend, or repeal the Act making the grant; and Whereas the Oregon and California Railroad Company and its predecessors in interest received a large sum of money from sales of said land for prices in excess...

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