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Repeal of laws in conflict.

18 A mortgage of personal property is void as against creditors of the mortgagor, subsequent purchasers, and incumbrancers of the property in good faith, for value, unless the original, or an authen ticated copy thereof, be filed by depositing the same in the office of the register of deeds of the county where the property mortgaged, or any part thereof, is at such time situated; and a mortgage of personal property situated in portions of this territory attached to an organized county thereof for judicial purposes, shall be void against creditors of the mortgagor, subsequent purchaser, or incumbrancers of the property in good faith for value, unless the original or an authenticated copy thereof, be deposited and filed in the office of the register of deeds of the county to which the territory in which such property is situated, is attached for judicial purposes.

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 All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

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

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AN ACT to locate and establish a normal school at the town of Alva, Woods county, Oklahoma Territory, to be known as the Northwestern Normal School, and to authorize the township of Alva, Woods county, Oklahoma Territory, to issue bonds amounting to five thousand dollars in aid of said Northwestern Normal School, and appropriating the sum of three thousand dollars for the support of said school.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

at Alva.

Oklahoma: SECTION 1. That a Normal school for the Territory Established of Oklahoma, is hereby established at, or within onehalf mile from the town of Alva, in Woods county, in the Territory of Oklahoma, to be known as the Northwestern Normal school.

SECTION 2. The purpose of such school when so Purposes. located as herein provided, shall be the same as the Norman School of the Territory of Oklahoma, located at the village of Edmond, in said territory.

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SECTION 3. That the sum of three thousand dol- Approprialars be, and the same is, hereby appropriated out of the money in the territorial treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for the maintenance of the said Northwestern Normal school for the ensuing two years, and that such appropriation shall be applied exclusively to the maintenance of such school, with the exception only of the sum of five hundred dollars of such appropriation which may be applied to the purchase of necessary furniture and apparatus. The money appropriated by this act shall be paid from the Normal school fund of Oklahoma Territory. SECTION 4. That before any money shall be paid Conditions of out of the territorial treasury for the purpose pro- ment. vided for in the preceding sections, the town of Alva

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shall secure and convey to the Territory of Oklahoma, by good and sufficient deeds of conveyance, forty acres of land, in fee simple, free and clear of all incumbrances, without cost to the Territory of Oklahoma, to be used exclusively for Normal school purposes, and to be located within one-half mile of the corporate limits of the said town of Alva.

SECTION 5. The township board of Alva township, ized to issue in the county of Woods, and Territory of Oklahoma, is hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds of said township, in the sum of five thousand dollars, due and payable in twenty years from the date thereof, bearing interest at the rate of six per cent. per annum, payable annually, for which interest coupons shall be attached to said bonds; and when so executed, the said township board shall deliver said bonds to the territorial treasurer, and he shall sell the same at not less than 95 per cent. of the face value thereof, and shall hold the proceeds thereof as a fund out of which to erect buildings on said land.

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SECTION 6. Said Normal school building shall be constructed under the supervision and direction of the board of education of the Normal school of the Territory of Oklahoma, appointed under "An Act to locate and establish a Normal school for the Territory of Oklahoma," which took effect December 25, 1890. Said board is hereby constituted and appointed as the board of education for the said Northwestern Normal school, and the management and control of said Normal school shall be under the direction and control of said board of education, under the provisions of said act of December 25, 1890.

SECTION 7. That when the said town of Alva shall contract for have conveyed to the Territory of Oklahoma the forty acres of land above mentioned, and the said township of Alva shall have issued its bonds in the said sum of five thousand dollars and placed them in the hands of the territorial treasurer, and the same shall have been negotiated, thereupon the said board of education shall advertise for plans and specifications for a suitable building for said Normal school, with an estimate of the cost thereof, and upon the approval of plans and specifications the board of education shall adver

tise for bids for the construction of said building, and by and with the advice and consent of the Governor of the territory, shall contract for the construction thereof, the said building to be constructed under the supervision of a skilled architect, who shall see that the said building is constructed in accordance with the said contract.

SECTION 8. The said board of education, at the Contractor to give bond. time of the letting of said contract, shall require the party to whom such contract is let, to enter into an undertaking with the Territory of Oklahoma, in double the amount of such contract, for the due and faithful execution thereof.

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SECTION 9. The bonds provided to be issued by Election for Alva township, as aforesaid, shall be issued only bonds to be after the people of said township shall have so ordered at a special election called for that purpose. The people shall vote at such election for or against the issuance of such Normal school bonds, and if a majority of the votes cast shall be for the issuance of such bonds, they shall be issued; otherwise they shall not.

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SECTION 10. That all acts and parts of acts in con- Repeal of flict with the provisions of this act, except the pro- conflict. visions of chapter fifty-three (53), of the statutes of Oklahoma, 1893, be, and the same are, hereby repealed.

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

Instruments evidencing conditional sale must be recorded.

Repeal of all

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AN ACT requiring that all evidences of a conditional sale of property shall
be recorded before becoming effective.

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

SECTION 1. That any and all instruments in writing, or promissory notes now in existence or hereafter executed, evidencing the conditional sale of personal property, and that retains the title to the same in the vendor until the purchase price is paid in full, shall be void as against innocent purchasers, or the creditors of the vendee, unless the original instrument, or a true copy thereof, shall have been deposited in the office of the register of deeds in and for the county wherein the property shall be kept, and when so deposited, shall be subject to the law applicable to the filing of chattle mortgages; and any conditional, verbal sale of personal property, reserving to the vendor any title in the property sold, shall be void as to creditors and innocent purchasers for value.

SECTION 2. All acts or parts of acts in conflict laws in con- with section one of this act, shall be and are hereby

flict here

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SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force thirty days after its passage and approval.

Approved March 6, 1897.

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