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of the same tribe or nation, as though he were a citizen of the United States.

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SECTION 37. That if any person shall, in the Prohibiting Indian Territory, open, carry on, promote, make games or draw, publicly or privately, any lottery or scheme of chance of any kind or description, by whatever name, style or title the same may be denominated or known, or shall, in said Territory, vend, sell, barter or dispose of any lottery ticket or tickets, order or orders, device or devices, of any kind, for or representing any number of shares or any interest in any lottery or scheme of chance or shall open or establish as owner or otherwise any lottery or scheme of chance in said Territory, or shall be in any wise concerned in any lottery or scheme of chance, by acting as owner or agent in said Territory, for or on behalf of any lottery or scheme of chance, to be drawn, paid or carried on, either out or within said Territory, every such person shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction thereof, shall be fined for the first offense, not exceeding five hundred dollars, and for the second offense shall, on conviction, be fined not less than five hundred dollars and not exceeding five thousand dollars, and he may be imprisoned, in the discretion of the court, not exceeding one year. jurisdiction to enforce the provisions of this section is hereby conferred upon the United States court in said Indian Territory; and all persons therein, including Indians and members and citizens of Indian tribes and nations, shall be subject to its provisions and penalties.


SECTION 38. The clerk and deputy clerks of said Relating to United States court shall have the power within their respective districts to issue marriage licenses or certificates and to solemnize marriages. They shall keep copies of all marriage licenses or certificates issued by them, and a record book in which shall be recorded all licenses or certificates after the marriage has been solemnized, and all persons authorized by law to solemnize marriages shall return the license or certificate, after executing the same, to the clerk or deputy clerk who issued it, together with his return thereof. They shall also be ex officio recorders within their re

spective districts, and as such they shall perform such duties as are required of recorders of deeds under the laws of Arkansas, and receive the fees and compensation therefor which are provided in said laws of Arkansas for like service: Provided, That all marriages heretofore contracted under the laws or tribal customs of any Indian nation now located in the Indian Territory are hereby declared valid, and the issue of such marriages shall be deemed legitimate and entitled to all inheritances of property or other rights, the same as in the case of the issue of other forms of lawful marriage: Provided, further, That said chapter 103 of said laws of Arkansas shall not be construed so as to interfere with the operation of the laws governing marriage enacted by any of the civilized tribes, nor to confer any authority upon any officer of said court to unite a citizen of the United States in marriage with a member of any of the civilized nations until the preliminaries to such marriage shall have first been arranged according to the laws of the nation of which said Indian person is a member: And provided further, That where such marriage is required by law of an Indian nation to be of record, the certificate of such marriage shall be sent for record to the proper officer, as provided in such law enacted by the Indian nation. SECTION 39. That the United States court in the ers, by whom Indian Territory shall have all the powers of the and jurisdic- United States circuit court or circuit court judges to appoint commissioners within said Indian Territory, who shall be learned in the law, and shall be known as United States commissioners; but not exceeding three commissioners shall be appointed for any one division, and such commissioners when appointed shall have, within the division designated in the order appointing them, all the powers of commissioners of circuit courts of the United States. They shall be ex-officio notaries public, and shall have power to solemnize marriages. The provisions of chapter 91 of the said laws of Arkansas, regulating the jurisdiction and procedure before justices of the peace, are hereby extended over the Indian Territory; and said commissioners shall exercise all the powers conferred by the laws of Arkansas upon justices of the peace

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within their districts; but they shall have no jurisdiction to try any cause where the value of the thing or the amount in controversy exceeds one hundred dollars.

Appeal may be taken from the final judgment of Appeals. said commissioners to the United States court in said Indian Territory in all cases and in the same manner that appeals may be taken from the final judgments of justices of the peace under the provisions of said chapter 91. The said court may appoint a constable for each of the commisioner's districts designated by the court, and the constable so appointed shall perform all the duties required of constables under the provisions of chapter 24 and other laws of the state of Arkansas. Each commissioner and constable shall execute to the United States, for the security of the public, a good and sufficient bond, in the sum of five thousand dollars, to be approved by the judge appointing him, conditioned that he will faithfully discharge the duties of his office and account for all moneys coming into his hands, and he shall take an oath to support the constitution of the United States and to faithfully perform the duties required of him.

The appointment of United States commissioners by said court held at Muscogee, in the Indian Territory, heretofore made, and all acts in pursuance of law and good faith performed by them, are hereby ratified and validated.

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SECTION 40. That persons charged with any offense Providing for or crime in the Indian Territory, and for whose arrest crime. a warrant has been issued, may be arrested by the United States marshal, or any of his deputies, wherever found in said Territory, but in all cases the accused shall be taken, for preliminary examination, before the commissioner in the judicial division whose office or place of business is nearest by the route usually traveled to the place where the offense or crime was committed; but this section shall apply only to crimes or offenses over which the courts located in the Indian Territory have jurisdiction: Provided, That in all cases where persons have been brought before a United States commissioner in the Indian Territory for preliminary examination, charged with the com

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mission of any crime therein, and where it appears from the evidence that a crime has been committed, and that there is probable cause to believe the accused guilty thereof, but that the crime is one over which the courts in the Indian Territory have no jurisdiction, the accused shall not, on that account, be discharged, but the case shall be proceeded with as provided in section 1014 of the revised statutes of the United States.

Extradition SECTION 41. That the judge of the United States whom vested. court in the Indian Territory shall have the same power to extradite persons who have taken refuge in the Indian Territory, charged with crimes in the states or other territories of the United States, that may now be exercised by the governor of Arkansas in that state, and he may issue requisitions upon governors of states or other territories for persons who have committed offenses in the Indian Territory, and who have taken refuge in such states or territories.

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SECTION 42. That appeals and writs of error may be taken and prosecuted from the decisions of the United States court in the Indian Territory to the supreme court of the United States in the same manner and under the same regulations as from the circuit courts of the United States, except as otherwise provided in this act.

SECTION 43. That any member of any Indian tribe or nation residing in the Indian Territory may apply to the United States court therein to become a citizen of the United States and such court shall have jurisdiction thereof and shall hear and determine such application as provided in the statutes of the United States; and the Confederated Peoria Indians, residing in the Quapaw Agency, who have heretofore or who may hereafter accept their land in severalty under any of the allotment laws of the United States, shall be deemed to be, and are hereby, declared to be citizens of the United States from and after the selection of their allotments, and entitled to all the rights, privileges, and benefits as such, and parents are hereby declared from that time to have been and to be the legal guardians of their minor children without process of court: Provided, That the Indians who

become citizens of the United States under the provisions of this act act do not forfeit or lose any rights or privileges they enjoy or are entitled to as members of the tribe or nation of which they belong.


SECTION 44. That the following sum, or so much Appropriathereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be disbursed under the direction of the attorney general of the United States; in the same manner that similar appropriations are disbursed in the other territories of the United States, namely:

To pay the actual traveling and other expenses of the judge of the United States court holding court in said Indian Territory other than Muskogee; to pay for the rent of buildings for the supreme and district courts; toprovide jails and support prisoners; to pay mileage and per diem of jurors and witnesses; to provide books, records, and stationery for the judicial offices for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June thirtieth, eighteen hundred and ninety, the sum of ten thousand dollars.


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