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SECTION 5. The county commissioners shall take up said calendar and claims so presented and pass upon each of said claims, by allowing in full or in part or by rejeeting the same, as they appear on said calendar, (and the clerk shall note their action on said calendar,) and also endorse the same on the claim so filed, giving the date when the same was acted on and if allowed on what fund the same was allowed.

SECTION 6. Immediately after the adjournment of adjourn clerk the said county board, the county clerk shall transtion in Record cribe said calendar, showing the action of said commissioners on the various claims so filed and acted on, into a book to be known as the "Record of Claims Allowed against County," which said record shall

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said calendar into his record, he shall at once transmit said calendar to the county treasurer, who shall copy the same into a record which shall be kept by him, which shall be a duplicate in form of the county clerk's record, and shall return said calendar to said county clerk.

SECTION 8. Said clerk's, calendar shall show the warrant number issued in payment of the same, and said warrant number, when entered upon the treasurer's record, shall also be the registration number of said warrant, and no further registration of the same shall be necessary, and the treasurer shall pay the same according to said warrant number with interest thereon at the rate of per cent. from the date of allowance until paid, and when paid he shall note the date of payment and the amount of principal and interest due at the time of payment, and cancel the same; said treasurer shall retain said warrants until

the next regular meeting of the county commissioners when he shall deliver them to said commissioners as vouchers for such payment, with a list of the same showing the amount of principal and interest so paid by him. The county commissioners shall cause the same to be by the county clerk cancelled upon his record and filed in his office as other vouchers of the county.

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SECTION 9. If for any cause any claim on the What done clerk's calendar shall not be acted on by the commis- not acted on sioners when reached on the calendar, the same shall be acted on during that session and shall hold its calendar and warrant number the same as if acted on when reached on the calendar.

SECTION 10. This act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval.

SECTION 11. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed. Approved March 12, 1897.

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AN ACT to amend sections 1, 2 and 3, of chapter 24, entitled, "County and other municipal warrants," of the Statutes of 1893.

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SECTION 1. That section 1831 [section 1, chapter warrants to 24] of the Oklahoma statutes of 1893, be, and the presentation. same is, hereby amended to read as follows: (Section 1831.) It shall be the duty of the Territorial Treasurer and each county, township, city, town and vil lage, school district treasurer, and the treasurer of every board of education in this Territory, to pay on presentation any warrant or order properly drawn on any funds in his custody by virtue of his office, when

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there is cash sufficient in such fund to do so; and when any warrant or order is paid, such treasurer shall write across the face of the same in red ink, “Paid,” and date and sign the same.

SECTION 2. That section 1832 [section 2, of chapter 24, of Oklahoma statutes of 18.93] be, and the same is, sented and no hereby amended to read as follows: [Section] 1832. Whenever a warrant or order shall be presented to any treasurer named in section one of this act, and the same is not paid for the reason that there is not money sufficient in the fund on which same is drawn, the treasurer shall endorse on the back of such warrant or order, “Not paid for want of funds,” number. date and sign the same; and he shall set down in a book to be kept for that purpose, the number, amount, the date and upon what fund drawn, to whom payable, the date when presented for payment; and such warrant or order shall be paid in the order of their presentation and registration as shown by such book, and such book shall be known in each such office as the "Warrant Register;" and any such treasurer who shall fail, neglect or refuse to pay any warrant or order drawn on the treasurer in the order of registration as shown by the warrant register, or shall pay any warrant or order so drawn out of its regular order, and give preference to the same over other warrants or orders, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be subject to a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars.

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SECTION 3. Section 1833 [section 3, of chapter 24, when funds of Oklahoma statutes, 1893] shall be amended to read as follows: Section 1833. It shall be the duty of all such treasurers, whenever any money comes into their hands by virtue of their respective office, to set apart a sufficient fund to pay any or all warrants or orders they may have registered in compliance with the provisions of this act, and to keep the same until called for; and the Territorial Treasurer shall make regular calls, at least every sixty days, by publishing notice in some newspaper of general circulation published at the seat of the government, giving notice that he has money in his hands with which to pay warrants, and

give the numbers and the several funds, and requesting that the same be presented at the treasury for payment and cancellation, and every county treasurer, city, town and village treasurer, and the treasurer of every board of education, shall make calls for warrants or orders by publication of a like notice as that required of the Territorial Treasurer, in some paper of general circulation published in the county, and the interest on any and all warrants or orders called as above specified, shall cease on and after thirty days from the date of the publication of such notice: Provided, That each county treasurer shall transmit to the Territorial Treasurer all Territorial funds or warrants in his hands on the first day of each month: Provided, further, That any treasurer who violates any of the provisions of this act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and punished as provided in section two of this act: And provided further, That [each] school district treasurer shall publish such notice by posting printed or written notices of the same in two or more public places in his district.

SECTION 4. This act shall take effect and be in force on and after its passage and approval.

Approved March 12, 1897.

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Adultery defined and penalty.


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AN ACT amendatory of section 1, of article 27, of chapter 25, of the Statutes
of Oklahoma, entitled Crimes and Punishment."

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

SECTION 1. That section one, article twenty-seven, of chapter twenty-five, of the Statutes of Oklahoma, entitled, "Crimes and Punishment," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 1. Adultery is the unlawful voluntary sexual intercourse of a married person with one of the opposite sex; and when the crime is between persons, only one of whom is married, both are guilty of adultery. Prosecution for adultery can be commenced and carried on against either of the parties to the crime only by his or her own husband or wife, as the case may be, or by the husband or wife of the other party to the crime: Provided, That any person may make complaint when persons are living together in open and notorious adultery.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved February 15, 1897.

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