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first pass satisfactory examination before said commission. Said inspectors shall act under the orders and instructions of said commission, and shall [have] full power to execute the orders thereof and to do all things necessary to the enforcement and execution of the rules and regulations thereof, and the rules of the secretary of agriculture of the United States. They shall hold their office for the period of two years from the date of appointment, and subscribe to the oath of office and give bond to the Territory of Oklahoma in the sum of one thousand dollars each for the faithful performance of all duties enjoined upon them by law or the live stock sanitary commission. Said inspectors shall render all reports and accounts to said commission, and shall receive three dollars per day for the time employed in the discharge of their duties, and five hundred dollars a year, and no more, or so much thereof as is necessary for actual expenses incurred in the discharge of their duties, which said salary and expenses shall be paid out of the treasury of the Territory of Oklahoma on auditor's warrants issued upon the vouchers of said commission.

and powers

SECTION 7. The inspectors appointed and acting Authority under the provisions of this act, shall have power to of inspector enter upon any premises, or into any barn, lot, corral, shed or pasture for the purpose of inspecting or disinfection. If, upon examination, he is satisfied that said premises, barn, lot. corral, shed, or pasture is infected with any contagious or infectious disease of a malignant character, or needs disinfecting, he shall possess himself thereof and may exclude any and all persons from interference with his possession thereof, and establish such rules and regulations as he may deem necessary until he shall be satisfied that the same is free from such infection. Any person or persons who shall interfere with said inspector's possession of said premises, barn, lot, corral, shed pasture, or violate any of the rules and regulations made by him for the protection or disinfection of same, while the same is under his control or possession, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, as provided in section 13 of this act.

or

Inspector to enforce federal and territorial

and to make

when notified.

SECTION 8. It shall be the duty of the inspectors, under this act, to enforce all the provisions of this regulations, act, and the rules and regulations of the live stock inspections sanitary commission, and the rules and regulations of the department of agriculture of the United States thereunder. Whenever notified by the sheriff or any person that any live stock, pastures, barns, lots, corrals, sheds or range, are affected or infected with any contagious or infectious diseases of a malignant character, he shall at once proceed to the inspection of said live stock, pastures, barns, lots, corrals, sheds or range, and if he shall consider the same affected or infected, shall immediately establish rules and regulations governing the movement of said live stock, or possession and use of said pastures, barns, lots, corrals, sheds or range, or of the disinfection thereof, and if necessary shall place the same in possession of and under control of the sheriff, if he be not already in control.

Inspector's power to

seize stock:

to call sheriff

to aid, and to

enforce liens for charges against stock.

SECTION 9. If any live stock shall be led, drifted, driven, or transported across any quarantine line established by the department of agriculture of the United States, the live stock sanitary commission of the Territory of Oklahoma, the quarantine line in the Territory of Oklahoma as herein established, or of the live stock inspectors, into or upon any part of the Territory of Oklahoma proctected by said quarantine lines, during the prohibited period as prescribed by the live stock sanitary commission or its inspectors, or the laws of Congress, and the Territory of Oklahoma and the proclamation issued under authority thereof, the inspectors shall have the power to seize said live stock, and may call to their aid the sheriff of the county where said live stock is found, and shall either place same under quarantine regulations, or to return said live stock back across said line into the territory from whence they came, and the costs and charges of the sheriff, which shall be the same as in the case of personal property taken under execution, shall be a lien upon said live stock, and he may sell all or a part thereof to pay the same, as provided in section 10 of this act, and the person or persons who shall be in charge of said live stock, or shall have the same in

their possession, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction, shall be punished as provided in section 13 of this act.

sheriff to

stock in

of sanitary

SECTION 10. It shall be the duty of any sheriff of Power of any county within this Territory, upon a complaint restrain made to him, or otherwise having notice or knowledge enforcement that there is within the county where the officer re-regulations. sides, live stock believed to be affected or infected with a contagious or infectious disease of a malignant character and liable to communicate or convey the same to any live stock, or that any live stock has been driven, led, moved, shipped or drifted, or in any manner transported into or through any portion of this Territory in violation of any rules, regulations or orders of the live stock sanitary commission, he shall immediately take charge of and restrain said live stock under such temporary regulations as will prevent the communicating or conveying of said disease, and he shall immediately notify the live stock inspector of his district; and said sheriff shall keep said stock in his custody until the arrival of the live stock inspector, who shall immediately take such steps as he may deem necessary for the protection of the live stock interests of that locality. All live stock so seized by any sheriff shall be kept and held in his custody, subject to such quarantine regulations as he shall receive from said live stock inspector, unless he shall receive further orders from the said live stock inspector, to deliver said live stock to the owner or owners. No officer who shall take or detain any live stock under the provisions of this act shall be liable to the owner or owners of such live stock for any damage by reason of such taking or detention, or by reason of the performance of any other duty enjoined in this act. Before any live stock shall be delivered as aforesaid, there shall be paid to the officer having said live stock in custody all costs and expenses of taking, detaining or holding or disinfecting, and in case such costs and expenses are not paid, said officer shall advertise in the same manner as provided by law in cases of the taking, caring for and sale of personal property upon execution, and he may sell such live stock or such portion thereof as may be necessary to pay his costs and ex

Penalties for handling stock in

violation of

regulations.

penses of sale, and he shall forthwith pay over to the owner or owners any amount so received in excess of the legal fees and expenses of such officer.

SECTION 11. Any person, persons, or corporation, who shall drive, lead, move, drift, ship, transport, or quarantine cause to be driven, led, moved, drifted, shipped, or transported, into or through any county or part thereof in this territory within the area protected by and included within quarantine or boundary lines described by the live stock sanitary commission, or one of the inspectors appointed thereby, any live stock affected or infected with a contagious or infectious disease of a malignant character, and liable to communicate or convey such disease to live stock within said area, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in the sum of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than five thousand dollars, and may be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or may be punished by both such fine and imprisonment, and in addition thereto shall be liable to any person or persons injured thereby for all damages they may sustain by reason of the communicating or conveying of such disease, to be recovered in a civil action in any court of competent jurisdiction, and the party so injured shall have a first and prior lien to all other liens for such damages upon the live stock communicating or conveying such disease: Provided, however, That nothing in this act shall be construed to effect the laws of Congress governing inter-state commerce.

Railway companies to disinfect

cars and

for failing to do so.

SECTION 12. It shall be the duty of the railway corporations doing business in this territory, and they pens; penalty are hereby required to disinfect the shipping pens and cars used by them in transporting live stock in or through this territory, in such manner and at such times and places as the said commission may order and designate; and any such corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall be liable to a penalty of not less than one hundred dollars and not more than five thousand dollars for each violation of any of said regulations or rules of said commission, to be recovered in a civil action to be prosecuted by the attorney general, or under his direction, in the

name of the Territory of Oklahoma, in the district court of Logan County, Territory of Oklahoma, or any county where such violation may have occurred.

violation of

rules and

SECTION 13. Any person or corporation who shall, Penalty for in violation of any of the rules, regulations, orders or quarantine directions of the live stock sanitary commission, or regulations. any of its live stock inspectors, fixing, establishing or maintaining quarantine lines, or local quarantine rules and regulations within this territory against contagious or infectious diseases of a malignant character, drive, lead, move, drift, ship, or in any manner transport any live stock across said lines, or any of them, or violate any local quarantine rules and regulations, or in any manner interfere, interrupt or obstruct the live stock sanitary commission or any of its live stock inspectors in the discharge of their duty, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, for each offense, upon conviction, be fined in the sum of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail for not less than thirty days nor more than one year, or may be punished by both such fine and imprisonment, and shall be liable in a civil action for all damages caused by violation of this act. SECTION 14. Whenever any live stock within this Inspector to territory shall be found by the live stock inspectors animals; to be affected with rindepest, foot and mouth disease, same. glanders, maladie du coit, or contagious pleuro-pneumonia, he shall summon three disinterested householders, and cause said stock so affected to be appraised, which appraisement shall be upon the value of the stock at that time. He shall then kill said stock, and dispose of the carcasses thereof in such manner as will, in his judgment, best protect the health of the domestic animals of that locality. The inspector shall forward his report of animals killed, disease with which affected, name of owner, and the appraiser's certificate, to the secretary of the live. stock sanitary commission. The said commission shall audit the account, if correct, and forward the voucher to the auditor of the territory, who shall draw his warrant upon the territorial treasurer for the amount, and who shall pay the same out of the

kill certain

payment for

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