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County attorney to

prosecute

violations of.

Inspectors to keep records

deputies.

general funds of said territory: Provided, however, That if said stock contracted the disease from without the territory, or if the owner thereof has violated any quarantine regulations of the territory or of the United States government, or if he became the owner thereof with the knowledge that said stock was affected with said disease, the territory shall not be liable for the value thereof.

SECTION 15. It shall be the duty of the county attorney of the proper county to prosecute, on behalf of the territory, all criminal cases arising under this act. For each conviction of an offense under this act said county attorney shall receive, in addition to his salary already provided, the sum of twenty-five dollars, to be taxed as costs in the case.

SECTION 16. It shall be the duty of the inspectors and appoint provided for by this act to provide themselves with record books in which they shall record age, brand and color of all cattle slaughtered within their respective districts for the purpose of sale to the public, either wholesale or retail; and to appoint in each county of his district one or more deputies for the purpose of inspecting animals for slaughter, as provided for by this act, whenever he shall be requested to so appoint by a petition in writing signed by fifty qualified voters of said county. It shall be the duty of all persons slaughtering cattle for public sale and use to notify the inspector of the district, or his local deputy appointed by him for that purpose, of their intention so to do. The inspector or his deputy shall at once proceed to inspect said cattle, and if he shall find that they are affected or infected with any disease which will render them unfit for human food, he shall inform the person not to slaughter the same, but should said cattle be found to be free from all disease, then he shall record the color, age and brands of same, and said cattle shall be considered fit for slaughter and sale. Any person offering the meat of cattle for sale without having them inspected as aforesaid, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof be fined ten dollars for every animal so unlawfully slaughtered. The inspectors or their deputies shall be

entitled to a fee of twenty-five cents for each head of cattle inspected, to be paid by the person having the same done.

report

SECTION 17. It is hereby made the duty of all Inspector to inspectors in this territory at the end of each week to weekly. transmit to the secretary of the live stock sanitary commission a report showing in detail the number of animals inspected by him or his deputies during the week, the number rejected as being unfit for human food, with recommendations as to the disposition to be made of the same, the number of animals recommended as fit for slaughter, with a complete description of the marks and brands on each animal inspected, giving location of the same, and to give the person slaughtering the animal a duly certified health certificate with the description of the animal or animals found to be fit for human food, the certificate to contain all marks and brands upon said animal or animals.

report

county

grand jury.

SECTION 18. It is hereby made the duty of all Sheriff to sheriffs in this territory to at once make known to violations to the county attorneys, and to the grand juries of their attorney and respective counties, any and all violations of any of the provisions of this act which may come to their knowledge, and to said live stock inspectors and other proper authorities of this territory in the enforcement of the rules and regulations and orders of said commission and inspectors, and of any and all the provisions of this act, and all district judges are hereby required to give this act in charge to the grand juries of their respective counties at each term of the courts thereof.

county

prosecuted.

SECTION 19. Any person who violates any of the In what provisions of this act as herein before mentioned, may violators be prosecuted in the county of his residence, or in any county in this territory in which he may be found, or in any county in which any live stock owned or controlled by him may be found in violation of any of the provisions of this act, or in any county in which any violation of any provision of this act may be committed by him.

violation or

SECTION 20. Except as otherwise provided for in Penalty for this act, any person who shall violate, disregard or evasion of

and regula

tions.

rules, orders evade, or attempt to violate, disregard or evade any of the provisions of this act, or who shall violate, disregard or evade, or attempt to violate, disregard or evade, any of the rules, regulations, directions or orders of the live stock sanitary commission, or any of its live stock inspectors, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in the sum of not less than one hundred nor more than five 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.

SECTION 21. That all of chapter 50 of the session laws of the Territory of Oklahoma, for the year 1895, is hereby repealed.

SECTION 22. This act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 9, 1897.

Fiscal year

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AN ACT to prescribe the fiscal year for the Territory of Oklahoma, and
counties, townships, cities and other municipal subdivisions thereof,
and providing for the disposition of surplus funds on hand at the end of
the fiscal year.

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

SECTION 1. That the fiscal year for the Territory of Oklahoma, and each county, township, city or

other municipal sub-division thereof, shall commence on the first day of July and end on the thirtieth day of June of each and every year, and the tax levies for such year shall be applied to the payment of the expenses incurred in such fiscal year, and in case of surplus in any fund for any year, the same shall be carried over to the same fund for the succeeding year, unless there are legal claims unpaid against said levies which shall be paid out of the same, in which case they shall be paid out of the proper fund.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts in conflict Repeal. with this act be, and the same are hereby repealed.

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

ARTICLE 2.-TAXES PAYABLE IN CURRENCY.

SECTION.

1.

Taxes to be paid in money.

SECTION.
2. Repeal.

AN ACT to require the payment of all taxes in lawful currency of the

United States.

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

paid in

SECTION 1. That hereafter all territorial, county, Taxes to be township, school district, city and town taxes levied money. for any purpose, shall be payable in the lawful currency of the United States only; and it shall be unlawful for any county treasurer hereafter, to receive in payment of any taxes to be collected by him, territorial, county, township, school district, city or town warrants.

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

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

Approved March 6, 1897.

Assessments

to be made

first.

ARTICLE 3.-TIME OF ASSESSMENT FOR TAXES.

SECTION.

1. Assessments to be made as of
March first.

SECTION.
2. Repeal.

AN ACT to amend section 12, of article 2, of chapter 70, changing the time of
listing property.

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

SECTION 1. That section 12, of article 2, of chapter as of March 70, is hereby amended to read as follows: [Section 12,] All personal property is to be listed, assessed and taxed in the county where said property may be situated and kept on the first day of March; and if the owner, his agent or person having in charge such property neglect to list it, he will be subject to the penalty hereinafter provided.

Repeal.

SECTION 2. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith be, and the same are hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall be in force and effect from and after the first of January, 1898. Approved March 12, 1897.

When taxes

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AN ACT amendatory of sections 2 and 3, of article 3, of chapter 43, Session
Laws of Oklahoma Territory, 1895, entitled "An Act amendatory of
section 11, article 9, and sections 1, 3, 8, 9, 10 and 13, of article 10, and
section 1, of article 11, all of chapter 70, Statutes of Oklahoma Territory,
1893, entitled 'Revenue.""

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

SECTION 1. That section 2, of article 3, of chapter delinquent, 43, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1895, be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 2. Onehalf of all the taxes shall be due on the fifteenth day

and how collected,

and penalty.

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