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AN ACT amendatory of section 50, of article 59, of chapter 25, of the Statutes
of Oklahoma, entitled "Crimes and Punishment."

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

into school

SECTION 1. That section 50, of article 59, of chap- Fines paid ter 25, of the Statutes of Oklahoma, Entitled "Crimes fund. and Punishment," be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 50. All fines, forfeitures and pecuniary penalties prescribed as a punishment by any of the provisions of this chapter, when collected, shall be paid into the treasury and credited to the school fund of the county where such fines are collected.

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 All acts and parts of acts in conflict Repeal of herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. 'This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved February 15, 1897.

laws in conflict herewith.

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AN ACT to provide for the punishment and education of Juvenile Offenders.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Oklahoma:

Governor to

SECTION 1. Until such time as there shall be established in the Territory of Oklahoma, a reform contract for school to provide for the punishment and education custody of

care and

juvenile offenders.

Persons

under sixteen

may be sent

to reform

school.

of youthful offenders under the age of sixteen years, the Governor of the Territory of Oklahoma is hereby authorized and required to contract, in the name of the Territory, with some responsible person or persons or private corporation within this Territory, or with the proper authorities of some other State or Territory, for the care and custody of such persons, under the age of sixteen years, as may be convicted of crimes punishable by confinement in the penitentiary or county jail.

SECTION 2.

After entering into such contract.

years of age the Governor shall forthwith notify the several district courts of this Territory, and the judges of the several probate courts of this Territory, of the fact of making such contracts, and thereafter all persons under the age of sixteen years, convicted of crimes punishable by imprisonment in the penitentiary or county jail, may, in the discretion of the district or probate courts, be sentenced to the reform school under the provisions of this act.

Cases of imprison

excepted.

SECTION 3. Whenever any person under the age ment for life of sixteen years shall be convicted of any offense known to the laws of this Territory and punishable by imprisonment, the district or probate court, as the case may be, before whom such conviction shall be had, may, at its discretion, sentence such person to the reform school or to such place as is now provided by law for the same offense. Provided, Provided, This act shall not apply in cases where the punishment provided by law is imprisonment for life.

Age of person stated.

Term of imprisonment.

SECTION 4. The district and probate courts of this Territory shall have power to commit to the reform school any person under sixteen years of age, who may be liable to punishment by imprisonment under any existing law of this Territory, or any law that may be enacted or enforced in this Territory, and the court so sentencing such person shall, in the commitment of such person, state the age of such person as nearly as can be ascertained.

SECTION 5. Every person committed to the reform school shall remain for such period of time as the court sentencing him may order: Provided, Such person shall not be imprisoned under any such order after he

has reached the age of twenty-one years, unless sooner discharged as hereinafter provided, or bound out as an apprentice; but no such person shall be retained after the superintendent shall have reported him reformed, and whenever any such person shall be discharged therefrom as reformed, or as having arrived at the age of twenty-one years, such discharge shall be a full and complete release of all penalties and disabilities which may have been created by such sentence.

committed

SECTION 6. The management of any reform school Persons with which any such contract shall be made by the may be employed or Governor of this Territory shall have full power to apprenticed. place [any] person committed as herein described dur ing his minority at such employment, and cause him to be instructed in such branches of knowledge, as may be suited to his years and capacity, as they may see fit; and they may, with the consent of any such person, bind him out as an apprentice during his minority, or for a shorter period, to learn such trade and employment as in their judgment may tend to his future benefit.

convey

committed,

school.

SECTION 7. The sheriff of each county within this Sheriffs to Territory shall convey to the reform school aforesaid persons all persons convicted in the county and sentenced to to reform be confined therein, as soon as may be after sentence. The sheriff shall deliver such persons, together with the certified copy of the judgment and sentence of the court ordering such imprisonment, to the superintendent of such reform school, and he shall in return, deliver to the sheriff a receipt for each such person so received, naming each one, which receipt the sheriff shall file in the office of the clerk of the court where said sentence was had.

SECTION 8. The sheriffs of the several counties Sheriff's compensation. shall receive for their compensation for the services performed under this act, for conveying persons to such reform school, such fees as are allowed by law for conveying persons to the penitentiary, and the account for the same shall be audited and paid in the

same manner.

SECTION 9. An Act entitled, "An Act to make provisions for the care and custody of incorrigible youth,

Appropriation for

payment of expenses.

.

and to provide for the punishment and education of juvenile offenders," of the session acts of 1895, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 10. A sum of money sufficient to defray the expenses growing out of this act is hereby appropriated for that purpose.

SECTION 11. This act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 12, 1897.

Blacklisting defined.

Penalty for violation.

SECTION.

ARTICLE 4.—BLACKLISTING.

1. Blacklisting defined.

SECTION.

2. Penalty for violation.

AN ACT defining and making unlawful blacklisting, and prescribing pun-
ishment for the violation thereof.

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

SECTION 1. No company, corporation or individual shall blacklist or require a letter of relinquishment, or publish, or cause to be published, or blacklisted, any employe, mechanic or laborer, discharged from or voluntarily leaving the service of such company, corporation or individual, with intent and for the purpose of preventing such employe, mechanic or laborer, from engaging in or securing similar or other employment from any other corporation, company or individual.

SECTION 2. Any person or persons, company or corporation violating this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined in any sum of not less than one hundred dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, and any person so blacklisted shall have the right of action to recover damages.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 11, 1897.

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AN ACT relating to elections and amendatory of sections 4, 5, 6, 8, 9, 10 and 11,
of article 1, of chapter 23, of the session laws of Oklahoma Territory of
1895, entitled, "An Act amendatory of sections 4, 6, 8, 15, 16, 17, 20, 24, 41 48,
53, 57 and 62, of article 1, of chapter 33, of the statutes of Oklahoma,
1893, entitled "Elections General;" and of sections 11, 12, 21, 31, 32, 33, and
44, of chapter 33, of the statutes of Oklahoma, 1893, and repealing sec-
tions 27, 28 and 47, of chapter 33, of the statutes of Oklahoma, 1893, and
section 5, of article 1, of chapter 80, of the statutes of Oklahoma, 1893.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of
Oklahoma:

election

SECTION 1. That section four, of article one, chap- Territorial ter twenty-three, of the session laws of Oklahoma bo rd and Territory of 1895, be, and the same is, hereby amended its duties.

to read as follows: Section 4. The Governor of the Territory and one qualified elector by him appointed from each of the following political parties, to-wit: People's party, Democratic party, Free Silver party and Republican party, shall constitute the Territorial Board of election commissioners. Such appointment shall be made at least thirty days previous to each general election, and, if prior to that time, the chairman of the Territorial central committee of said party shall nominate in writing a member of his own party for such appointment, the Governor of the Territory shall appoint such nominee. In case of death or disability of any appointee, the Governor of the Territory shall notify the chairman of the said central com

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