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sity and the president and secretary of the board of regents.

teachers' cer

for five years.

SECTION 16. Any person having obtained a diploma Diploma as from the normal department of said university, shall tificate, good be permitted to teach in any common school of the Territory of Oklahoma for a period of five years from the date thereof, said authority to teach being subject to revocation for any proper and sufficient cause. SECTION 17. This act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and approval. Approved March 12, 1897.

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AN ACT to amend section 31, of article 2. of chapter 2, of the statutes of
Oklahoma, 1893, entitled, "An act to regulate and restrain the run-
ning at large of domestic animals and to provide for fencing against
them."

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

what portion

range.

SECTION 1. That section 31, of article 2, of chapter Describing 2, of the statutes of Oklahoma, of 1893, be amended of the Territo read as follows: Section 31. It is hereby declared tory is free that the provisions of this act in regard to restraining stock, shall not apply to all that part of Oklahoma lying west of a line beginning at a point on the south line of Washita county, where the east line of range seventeen, (17), intersects the aforesaid south line; thence north along said east line to township. twenty-one, (21), of Woods county; thence east, to the east line of range fifteen, (15), west; thence north, along

Takes effect only in congressional townships

in which all

Isaid line to the Cimarron river; thence following the meanderings of said Cimarron river to the east line of range seventeen, (17), west; thence north, to township 26, north; thence east, to range 14; thence north to the Kansas line; and the same is hereby declared a free range country: Provided however, That the people of such country may, by petitition as herein before provided for, have the privilege of voting on the restraining of stock, and the result of said vote remain in force and effect for a period of five years: Provided further, That any person or persons occupying or using any school, college or public building or indemnity lands in this territory, not having leased the same, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, on conviction, be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars for each and every offense.

SECTION 2. This act shall be in force and effect in each congressional towhship west of the line fixed by this act only at such times as all and the whole of the college, build public school, college, public building and indemnity lands of any such township are held under lease as provided by law.

public school,

ing and in

demnity

lands are

leased.

SECTION 3. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed, in so far as they conflict with this act.

SECTION 4. This act shall be in force from and after the adjournment of the present session of this legislative assembly.

Approved March 9, 1897.

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AN ACT making appropriations for current expenses of the Territory of
Oklahoma for the years 1897 and 1898.

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

tion, general.

SECTION 1. That there is hereby appropriated out appropriaof any money in the Territorial Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, an amount sufficient to pay the following sums, or so much thereof as may be necessary, for the purpose to which it is appropriated; and the Territorial Auditor shall draw warrants, or give orders, by territorial scrip, for such portion thereof as may be by him found due upon auditing the respective claims therefor, in favor of the persons to whom such claims are allowed upon the Territorial Treasury: Provided, That the drawing of any warrant upon any fund after the appropriation therefor is exhausted is hereby made a misdemeanor and punishable accordingly.

eral's ex

SECTION 2. To the Attorney General for office rent, Attorney genlights, fuel, records, blanks, stationery, printing, post- pense. age, traveling expenses, and incidental expenses of

Auditor's incidental ex

pense.

Governor's contingent expenses.

Treasurer's incidental expenses.

Secretary for printing and Stationery.

For printing blanks.

the office, twelve hundred dollars for the years 1897 and 1898; for the salary of the Attorney General for the years 1897 and 1898 the sum of sixteen hundred dollars.

SECTION 3. To the Territorial Auditor, for stationery, blanks, postage, office rent, light, fuel, printing and incidental office expenses, the sum of nine hundred and fifty dollars per year for the years 1897 and and 1898; for salary of the Territorial Auditor for the years 1897 and 1898, the sum of one thousand and eight hundred dollars per year; for clerk hire, the sum of one thousand five hundred dollars per year for the years 1897 and 1898.

SECTION 4. To the Governor for clerk hire, and contingent office expenses, the sum of fifteen hundred dollars per year, for the years 1897 and 1898; for enforcement of the criminal laws of the Territory, the sum of one thousand dollars for the years 1897 and 1898.

SECTION 5. To the Territorial Treasurer, for office rent, lights, fuel, records, blanks, stationery, postage, printing, and incidental office expenses, fifteen hundred dollars; for salary of the Territorial Treasurer the sum of two thousand dollars for the years 1897 and 1898.

SECTION 6. To the Secretary of the Territory for books, records, postage, blanks and stationery required for the use of his office under the laws of the Territory, the sum of four hundred dollars for the years 1897 and 1898.

SECTION 7. For printing blanks required by section 5883, statutes 1893, to be distributed to the several counties by the Territorial Superintendent, and for the publication and distribution in pamphlet form of the revised school laws at the adjournment of this session of the Legislative Assembly, and for miscellaneous printing and other incidental office expenses of the Territorial Superintendent, the sum of twenty. nine hundred dollars for the years 1897 and 1898; for the traveling expenses of the Territorial Superintendent actually incurred in the discharge of his duties, in accordance with section 5884, statutes 1893,

the sum of one hundred dollars per year for the years 1897 and 1898.

care of

insane.

SECTION 8. For care of the insane for the years For 1897 and 1898, under contract of the Territory with The Oklahoma Sanitarium Company, the sum of sixtyone thousand dollars; for commitment of the insane for the years 1897 and 1898, the sum of four thousand and six hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary.

victs.

SECTION 9. For care of prisoners for the years 1897 Care of conand 1898 the sum of twenty-eight thousand and five hundred dollars; for commitment of prisoners for the same period the sum of fifty-one hundred dollars.

laws and pre

nals for pub

SECTION 10. For the purpose of annotating, index- For codifying ing and preparing for publication the laws as passed paring jourby the Fourth Legislative Assembly there shall be a lication. committee of three members from the House and two members from the Council, and the Council members to select one clerk. And for the purpose of preparing the House and Council journals for publication and indexing and annotating the same the Chief Clerk of each house under the direction of the Secretary of the Territory shall select such help as will speedily do the work required, and that each member of the commiteee on codification, and each clerk so selected shall receive the sum of four dollars per day, and the chief clerks shall each receive the sum of five dollars per day, not to exceed fifty days, and for the purpose of so preparing for publication the Council journal'there is hereby appropriated the sum of twelve hundred dollars and a like sum of twelve hundred dollars for so preparing for publication the House journal, and for so preparing, annotating, codifying and indexing the Session Laws of the Fourth Legislative Assembly the sum of one thousand dollars.

laws, jour

or's message

SECTION 11. A sum of money sufficient to pay any For printing deficit which may remain unpaid for the publication nals, governof the laws passed by the fourth Legislative Assembly and exhibits. and for the publication of the Legislative journals, Legislative bills, the Governor's message and exhibits, and for miscellaneous printing of the said Legislative Assembly, after the appropriation made by Congress for this purpose has been exhausted, is hereby appro

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