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FORT Y—SECON D CONGRESS. Sess. H. Ch. 258, 259. 1872. 203 right of way through the public lands in the Territory of Dakota be, and the same is hereby, granted to said company. Said right of way hereby Extent Orgmnt granted to said company is to the extent of one hundred feet in width on each side of the central line of said road and branches where they may pass over the public lands ; and there is also hereby granted to said company all necessary ground, not to exceed twenty acres for each ten miles T-aud fer dé- in length of the main line of said railroad, for station-buildings, work- p°tS’sh°ps’&°’ shops, depots, machine-shops, switches, side~tracks, turn-tables, water-stations, and so forth. And when it may be necessary to use material from Materials for the public lands for the construction of said road, it may be done; but no °°"S"“°°‘°"‘ private property shall be taken for the use of said company, in said Territory, except in the manner now provided by the laws thereof relative to the taking of such property for like uses, and in which manner it may be done, with compensation to the owners as therein provided. Sec. 2. That the said company shall have power to mortgage, in the The c¤mp=r¤y usual manner, its franchise, road-bed, and all property of every kind be- §‘Qsa{0‘;;”§2$° longing to said company, to an amount not exceeding twenty-tive thou- Lnnititn sand dollars per mile for the entire length of said road, upon such terms **m°¤¤*· as may to said company seem best; but in no case shall the United States be liable, in any manner whatever, for any act or thing done by said comany. p Sec. 3. That the rights herein granted shall not preclude the con- Rights of other struction of other roads through any canon, detile, or pass on the route roads. of said road. Sec. 4. That said railway company shall locate the route of said rail- Route to be road, and file a map of such location within one year in the officc of the }%;*:it';‘;l)»ln&;‘·{ di'"} Secretary of the Interior, and shall complete its railroad within ten years ,mhm, &%_€ e of the passage of this act; and nothing herein contained shall be construed as recognizing or denying the authority of the legislature of Dakota Territory to create railroad corporations. Sec. 5. That Congress reserves to itself the right to alter, amend, or This ¤¤¤¤1¤y repeal this act whenever in its judgment the interests of the people may b° °m“°d' require it. Approved, June 1, 1872. CHAP. CCLlX.—-An Act relative to the Centennial International Exhibition, to be held June 1, 1872. in the City of 1’hlladelphia, State of Pennsylvania, in the Year eighteen hundred and —`_—"""`“ seventy-six. Wnaanns Congress did provide by an act entitled "An act to provide 1lg‘;“mbl°· for celebrating the one hundredth anniversar of Am rican Inde nd c ’qh` M5` ¤ Y 8 P9 eu 6 Vol.xv1. p. 470. by holding an international exhibition of arts, manufactures, and products of the soil and mine in the city of Philadelphia, and State of Pennsylvania, in the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six," approved March third, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, for the appointment of commissioners to promote and control the exhibition of the national resources and their development, and the nation’s progress in arts which benefit mankind, and to suggest and direct appropriate ceremonies by which the people of the United States may commemorate that memorable and decisive event, the Declaration of American Independence by the Congress of the United Colonies assembled in the city of Philadelphia, on the fourth day of July anno Domini seventeen hundred and seventy-six; and whereas such provisions should be made for procuring the funds requisite for the purposes aforesaid as will enable all the people of the United States, who have shared the common blessings resulting from national independence, to aid in the preparation and conduct of said international exhibition and memorial celebration under the direction of the commissioners of the United States: '.l`ll€I'€fol`€, Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the mailed States of America in Congress assembled, That there is hereby created a Corporation