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Copy of charter to be deposited

statement of assets and

liabilities.

homa, as if served with process in the district in which said bond is guaranteed or executed.

SECTION 3. That every company, before transacting any business in the Territory of Oklahoma under with attorney general, with this act, shall deposit with the Attorney General of the Territory a copy of its charter, or articles of incorporation, and a statement, signed and sworn to by its president and secretary, showing its assets and liabilities. If the said Attorney General shall be satisfied that such company has authority, under its charter, to do the business provided for in this act, and that it has a paid up capital of not less than five hundred thousand dollars, in cash, or its equivalent, and is able to keep and perform its contracts, he shall grant authority, in writing, to such company to do business under this act, in this Territory.

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statement of

assets and liabilities at

same to be

SECTION 4. That every corporation shall, in the months of January, April, July and October of each certain times, year, file with the Attorney General of the Territory, approved by a statement signed and sworn to by its president and attorney general, who secretary, showing its assets and liabilities as is may revoke authority or shown by section three of this act. And the said require additional Attorney General of the Territory shall have the power, security. and it shall be his duty, to revoke the authority of any such company, to transact any business under this act, whenever, in his judgment, said company is not solvent, or is conducting its business in violation of this act. He may institute inquiry, at any time, into the solvency of said company, and may require that additional security be given, at any time by any principal, when he deems such company no longer sufficient security.

When company may be sued.

SECTION 5. That any surety company, doing business under the provisions of this act, may be sued in respect thereof, in any court of the United States, or the Territory of Oklahoma, which has now, or hereafter may have jurisdiction of actions on suits upon such recognizances, stipulations, bond, or undertaking, was made or guaranteed, or in the district in which the agent of such company is located. And for the purpose of this act, such recognizance, stipulation, bond, or undertaking, shall be treated as made or guaranteed in the district in which the office is

located, to which it is returnable, or in which it is filed, or in the district in which the principal of such recognizance, stipulation, bond, or undertaking, resided when it was made or guaranteed.

cree forfeits

SECTION 6. That if any such company shall neglect Failing to pay final judgor refuse to pay any final judgment or decree rendered mentor deagainst it, upon any such recognizance, stipulation, all rights. bond, or undertaking made or guaranteed by it, under the provisions of this act, from which no appeal, writ of error, or supersedeas has been taken for sixty days after the rendition of such judgment or decree, it shall forfeit all right to do business under this act.

power.

SECTION 7. That any company which shall execute Company estopped or guarantee any recognizance, stipulation, bond, or from denying its liability or undertaking, under the provisions of this act, shall be corporate estopped in any such proceeding to deny the liability which it shall have assumed to incur, or to deny its corporate power to execute or guarantee any such instrument, or assume such liability.

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the provis

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SECTION 8. That any company doing business Penalty for under the provisions of this act, which shall fail to comply with comply with any of its provisions, shall forfeit to the ions of this Territory of Oklahoma, for every such failure, not less than five hundred dollars, nor more than five thousand dollars, to be recovered by suit in the name of the Territory of Oklahoma, in the same court in which suit may be brought against such company under the provisions of this act, and such failure shall not affect the validity of any contract entered into by such company.

SECTION 9. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 12, 1897.

Authority to
South Cana-

dian Bridge

company to

build a bridge

over South Canadian

river at certain point.

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AN ACT to authorize the South Canadian Bridge Company to construct and
maintain a bridge over the South Canadian river in Oklahoma Terri-
tory, at or near Noble, Cleveland county.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of
Oklahoma:

SECTION 1.

That the South Canadian Bridge Company, a corporation created under the laws of the Territory of Oklahoma, by charter filed February 18, 1897, organized for the purpose of erecting a bridge over the South Canadian river near Noble, Oklahoma, is hereby recognized, and is granted the consent of the Territory of Oklahoma, to construct and maintain a bridge and approach thereto, over the South Canadian river at or within one mile of the town of Noble, in the county of Cleveland and Territory of Oklahoma, to be used for the passage of foot passengers, animals and vehicles of all kinds, and for carrying water and gas mains, telegraph, telephone, electric wire for both light and power, and such railway and street railway as shall from time to time be authorized by law, for such reasonable rates of toll to be approved from time to time by the Secretary of War as provided by act of Congress, dated July 16, 1894, granting the consent of the United States for the building of said bridge.

SECTION 2. That the right herein granted shall be this act void void unless said bridge shall be commenced within one year and completed within three years from July 16, 1897.

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struction of bridge is begun within certain time.

SECTION 3. That this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 12, 1897.

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AN ACT to legalize the election of the Probate Judge of Kay county, Oklahoma Territory.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. That the election of the Probate Judge Election and acts of proof Kay County, Oklahoma Territory, on November 3d, bate judge in Kay county 1896, is hereby legalized, and all and sundry of his legalized. acts, orders and findings are hereby ratified in so far as they would have been legal had the election of said Probate Judge been legal and valid in all respects. SECTION 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved March 3, 1897.

Duty of court reporter and fixing fee to

be taxed as costs, and fees of reporter.

Repeals acts in conflict.

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AN ACT amending section 2, article 1, of chapter 19, of the Statutes of
1893, of Oklahoma Territory, relating to court stenographers for the
district court.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of
Oklahoma;

SECTION 1. That section two, article one, of chapter nineteen, of the Statutes of 1893, Oklahoma Terri· tory, be and the same is, hereby amended to read as follows: Section 2. It shall be the duty of said reporter, under the direction of the court, to take down in shorthand the oral testimony of witnesses, the rulings of the court, the objections made and the exceptions taken during the trial of all civil and criminal actions, and also such other matters as the court shall order; that in each civil action hereafter commenced, wherein an issue of fact is joined and testimony taken in any district court of this territory, the sum of two dollars shall be taxed as costs, and collected from the unsuccessful party in said action as stenographer's costs, and, by the clerk of said court, paid into the county treasury of the county in which said action is commenced; that as compensation for said services said stenographer shall receive the sum of five dollars per day for each day's actual attendance on the court, to be paid upon the order of the judge, out of the county treasury of the county in which said services were so performed.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts in conflict. herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 10, 1897.

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