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the performance of his duties, and perform the duties of doorkeeper. They shall each receive for such services the sum of four dollars per day, to be paid out of the territorial treasury upon the auditor's warrants, issued upon vouchers certified by the respective presiding officers of the two houses.

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SECTION 4. In the council, the chairmen of each of Council the following committees, to-wit: Judiciary, ways and clerks. means, municipal corporations, railroads, private corporations and corporate law, public lands, counties and county affairs, and quarantine and animal industries, shall appoint a clerk of such committee, which clerk may be discharged at any time by the chairman of the committee, or by a majority of the committee, or a majority of the council; and such clerks of the several committees named shall, when not necessarily employed with the regular duties of their respective places, upon order of the president be employed to assist the enrolling and engrossing clerks, or upon such other clerical work as may be necessary. The clerk of the judiciary committee shall be a stenographer and typewriter and shall receive the sum of four dollars per day for his services. The clerks of the other committees shall each receive for services the sum of three dollars per day, and the said clerks shall be paid out of the territorial treasury upon auditor's warrants issued upon vouchers certified by the respective presiding officers of the two houses of the legislative assembly.

SECTION 5. In the house the chairman of each of House committee the following committees, to-wit: Ways and means, clerks. judiciary, railroads and criminal jurisprudence, municipal corporations, compensation of public officers, elections and apportionment and public lands and buildings, shall appoint a clerk of said committee, which clerk may be discharged at any time by the chairman of the committee, or by a majority vote of the committee, or by a majority vote of the house, and such clerks of the several committees named, when not necessarily employed with the regular duties of their respective places, may, upon order of the speaker, be employed to assist the enrolling and engrossing clerks or upon such other clerical work as

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may be found necessary. The clerk of the judiciary committee shall be a skilled stenographer and typewriter and shall receive the sum of four dollars per day for his services. The clerks of the other committees shall each receive the sum of three dollars per day for services. Said clerks shall be paid out of the territorial treasury upon auditor's warrants issued upon vouchers certified by the respective presiding officers of the two houses of the legislative assembly.

SECTION 6. The council shall elect four pages, and the house of representatives shall elect six pages, each of whom shall receive the sum of one dollar per day for services, to be paid out of the territorial treasury, upon auditor's warrants issued on vouchers certified by the respective presiding officers of the two houses of the legislative assembly.

SECTION 7. The president of the council and the speaker of the house of representatives may each and janitors. appoint a secretary who shall receive for his services the sum of three dollars per day, to be paid out of the territorial treasury upon auditor's warrants issued upon vouchers certified by the said president and speaker respectively, and such secretaries, when not necessarily employed in the performance of the duties of their respective places, may, upon order of the speaker and president, be employed upon such other clerical work as may be found necessary. The council and the house shall each elect two janitors of their respective houses, who shall each receive for their services the sum of two dollars per day, to be paid out of the territorial treasury upon auditor's warrants issued upon vouchers certified by the presiding officers of the respective houses of said legislative assembly.

Repeal of laws in conflict.

SECTION 8. An act entitled: "An Act to Provide Additional Officers for the Legislative Assembly of Oklahoma Territory," of the laws of 1893, and an act entitled "An Act to Fix the Compensation of the Assistant Clerk of Each Branch of the Legislative Assembly, and Amendatory to Section 1, of an Act to Provide Additional Officers of the Legislative Assem: bly of the Territory of Oklahoma of the Laws of 1893," of the session acts of 1895, and all acts and

parts of acts inconsistent herewith are, and each of them, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 9. Whereas, an emergency exists, this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and aproval.

Approved January 21, 1897.

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AN ACT relating to the traffic in intoxicating liquors and amendatory of
sections 1. 2, 3, 4, 5 and 6 of chapter 48, of the statutes of Oklahoma, of
1890, entitled, "An act to regulate the traffic in intoxicating liquors."

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

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SECTION 1. That section 1, of article 1, of chapter Petition to 48, of the statutes of Oklahoma, 1890, entitled, "An act to regulate the traffic in intoxicating liquors," be amended to read as follows: Section 1. The board of county commissioners, or county clerk, as hereinafter provided, of each county, shall grant license for the sale of malt, spiritous and vinous liquors, upon the application by petition of thirty of the resident tax payers of the ward, in the town or village in which such saloon is to be located, if the county is under township organization; and, if not under township organization, where thirty of the resident tax payers of the precinct where the sale of such liquor is to be proposed to take place, setting forth the applicant as a man of respectable character and standing, and a resident of this territory, and praying that

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license may be issued to him; such application [to] be filed in the office of the county clerk and upon payment into the county treasury, the sum of two hundred dollars for each license and upon compliance with the provisions of this act: Provided, That a license for the sale of malt, exclusively, shall be granted to any person or firm, upon the same provision of this act relating to the granting of a county license for the sale of malt, spiritous and vinous liquors, upon the payment of the sum of two hundred dollars, to be paid into the county treasury for each license, to be paid semi-annually.

Malt license, SECTION 2. That if any person receiving a license penalty for selling spirit- for the sale of malt, exclusively, shall sell, barter or give away for gain, any spirituous or vinous liquors, or shall keep any spirituous or vinous liquors upon their premises, the license to sell malt shall be void, and upon conviction of so selling or keeping any such spirituous and vinous liquors, such person or persons so convicted shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and fined in any sum not less than fifty dollars nor more than two hundred dollars, and such conviction shall be sufficient to render such license null and void: Provided, That no license shall be granted to any person to sell intoxicating liquors outside of a city, town or village having fifty inhabitants, except by petition of a majority of the resident taxpayers of such township in which a saloon is to be operated: Provided also, That no license shall be granted to any person to sell intoxicating liquors within two miles of the corporate limits of any city, town or village, and outside the corporate limits of any city, town or village.

Notice of application.

SECTION 3. That section 2, of article 1, of chapter 48, of the statutes of Oklahoma of 1890, entitled, "An Act to regulate the traffic in intoxicating liquors," be amended to read as follows: Section 2. No action shall be taken upon said application until at least two weeks' notice of the filing of the same has been given by publication in two newspapers published in said county, having the largest circulation therein, or if no newspaper is published in said county, by posting written or printed notices of said application in five of the most public places of the town, precinct, village

or city in which the business is to be conducted, when if there be no objection in writing made and filed, to the issuance of said license, and all other provisions of this act have been fully complied with, it shall be granted, and the county clerk shall issue the license, and the county clerk shall receive as a fee the sum of two dollars and fifty cents for issuing such license, which fee shall be an additional compensation to such fee or salary as by law establishing fees and salaries he is allowed.

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SECTION 4. That section 3, of article 1, of chapter Remon48, of the statutes of Oklahoma, of 1890, entitled, "An Act to regulate the traffic in intoxicating liquors," be amended to read as follows: Section 3. If there be any objections, protest or remonstrance filed in the office where the application is made against the issuance of said license, the county clerk shall appoint a day for hearing of said cause, and the same shall be heard and determined by the county board, and if it shall be satisfactorily proven that the applicant for license has been guilty of a violation of any of the provisions of this act within the space of one year, or if any former license shall have been revoked for any misdemeanor against the laws of this Territory, then the board shall refuse to issue such license.

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SECTION 5. That section 4, of article 1, of chapter Appeal. 48, of the statutes of Oklahoma, of 1890, entitled, "An Act to regulate the traffic in intoxicating liquors,' be amended to read as follows: Section 4. On the hearing of any cause arising under the provision of the last two sections any party interested shall have process to compel the attendance of witnesses, who shall have the same compensation as now provided by law in the district court, to be paid by the party calling witnesses. The testimony on said hearing shall be reduced to writing and filed in the office of the county clerk, and if any party feels himself aggrieved by the decision in said cause, he may appeal therefrom to the district court, and said teștimony shall be transmitted to said district court, and such appeal shall be decided by the judge of such court upon said evidence: Provided, No testimony

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