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county clerk, to be by him spread upon the tax rolls, to be collected by the county treasurer as other taxes are [collected] and paid over by him to the city treasurer. The entire amount of all city levies shall be placed upon the tax rolls as one levy, to be known as the city levy. All moneys collected and paid over to the city treasurer shall be, by him, apportioned the various funds hereby created, in proportion to the various levies for the year for which such taxes were paid.

SECTION 14. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

SECTION 15. 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 legalize a special election held in the town of Tecumseh, county
of Pottawatomie, on February 16th. 1897, and to validate the issue of
bonds authorized at said election.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

SECTION 1. That an election held on the sixteenth court house day of February, one thousand eight hundred and

and jail


ninety-seven, in the town of Tecumseh, county of Pot

issue bonds.

tawatomie, Oklahoma Territory, for the purpose of voting bonds against said town of Tecumseh, in the sum of eight thousand dollars, on fifteen years' time, with interest at seven per centum per annum, to aid Pottawatomie county in the erection of a court house and jail at Tecumseh, Pottawatomie county, Oklahoma Territory, be, and the same is, hereby legalized. SECTION 2. That the trustees of the town of Te- Trustees to cumseh, Pottawatomie county, Oklahoma Territory, are authorized and empowered to issue and sell certain bonds in the total sum of eight thousand dollars, interest payable semi-annually, as was voted by a majority of the electors of said town, at said election described in section one of this act, for the purpose of aiding in the erection of a court house and jail at and in the town of Tecumseh, the county seat of Pottawatomie county, Oklahoma Territory. Each bond so issued shall be in a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars and not less than five hundred dollars, and drawing interest at seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually.

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SECTION 3. That said bonds shall be due and pay- when bonds able fifteen years from date of issue, and shall draw and rate of interest at the rate of seven per centum per annum, payable semi-annually, on the first days of January and July of each year.

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SECTION 4. The trustees of said town of Tecumseh Bonds to be shall issue said bonds and deliver the same to the town treas treasurer of said town of Tecumseh, who shall sell the same at not less than ninety-five per centum of their face value, and said proceeds to be used by said town treasurer in aiding in the erection of a court house and jail in the town of Tecumseh, under the direction of the board of trustees of said town, and for no other or different purpose whatever.

SECTION 5. It shall be the duty of the trustees of Tax levy to pay interest the town of Tecumseh, after such bonds have been and for sinking fund. issued and sold, to levy a special tax each year, sufficient to pay the interest of said bonds and to create a sinking fund sufficient to meet the principal of said bonds, at the time of their maturity, and if said trustees of the town of Tecumseh shall fail or neglect to make such levy for said purposes, it shall be the

duty of the county clerk of Pottawatomie county to
forthwith levy such special taxes and enter the same
on the tax rolls to be collected as other taxes.
SECTION 6. This acc shall be in force and effect
from and after its passage and approval.
Approved March 9, 1897.





Legalizing incorporation of town.

Legalizing acts of offcers.


1. Legalizing incorporation of 2. Legalizing acts of officers.


AN ACT to legalize the Incorporation of the town of McLoud, in the County
of Pottawatomie, Oklahoma Territory, and to legalize the elections and
proceedings of the Trustees and Justices of the Peace of said town and
their actings and doings as such officers, and for other purposes.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

SECTION 1. That the incorporation of the town of McLoud, in Pottawatomie County, Oklahoma Territory, is hereby legalized and made valid as if all acts required by the statutes of Oklahoma in relation to the incorporation of towns and villages had been fully and completely complied with.

SECTION 2. That all acts heretofore done and ordinances heretofore passed by the trustees of said town, and by the justice of the peace, which they could legally have done under the statutes of this territory, had such town been legally and properly incorporated, and had such trustees and justice of the peace have been elected in strict conformity with all the laws of the Territory of Oklahoma, are hereby legalized and made in all respects valid and binding.

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

Approved March 4, 1897.

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AN ACT to provide for the levy and collection of special assessments in
cities, villages and towns, and to validate the collection of such assess-
ments, made since April 1st, 1896, and repealing section 47, of article 3,
of chapter 14, and section 44, of article 1, of chapter 15, Laws of Oklahoma
Territory, 1893.

Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

issue against

special as

and be a lien

SECTION 1. That in all cases where municipal warrants to improvements of any character are made by special lots for assessments upon the abutting lots, or upon blocks, sessments, or where a special assessment may be created by thereon. ordinance for the direct benefit of a limited locality in any municipal corporation, that then, and in all such cases, the municipal corporation may issue a tax warrant against each separate abutting lot, which shall be a valid lien thereon, and shall be extended, collected, and bear a like penalty with other taxes of the Territory, county or municipal corporation.

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rant to issue.

SECTION 2. When such special assessment shall be Ten days' ordered for any purpose, by any municipal corpora- making astion, ten days written or printed notice shall be given copy of notice by personal service, to the owner or agent of each lot clerk; imincluded in such assessment: Provided, That if no owner not made on expiration of or agent of such property can be found, the want of notice, warservice shall not invalidate such assessment. But each copy of said notice, with a return thereon, showing the person upon whom service is had, or the reason why no service was made, shall be filed in the office of the clerk of such corporation. If at the expiration of such notice, the improvements therein required to be made, shall not be made or paid, then the said municipal corporation may issue a tax warrant for the actual cost of labor and material obtained at the mar

Warrant to be filed with

payment of

warrant to be


ket price, and used for such improvement, or the amount of money required to be paid in said notice, which tax warrant shall be a lien against the property therein described, as herein provided.

SECTION 3. Such tax warrant shall be filed with clerk; publi- the clerk of the municipal corporation, and a notice cation of non- of its issuance shall be published in some paper located in said corporation, for four weeks, or by posting at least four notices in four conspicuous places for the same length of time; if no newspaper be published therein, and if at the expiration of such notice, the amount named in said warrant, with fees of the clerk and costs of publication, shall not be paid, said fees and costs, with a penalty of twentyfive per cent., shall be added to said tax warrant aforesaid, and made a part of the original assessment and collected as a part thereof.

Warrant not to be paid out

of any fund,

but must be

made out of


Clerk to certify warrants to county clerk.

Ordinances, resolutions

public notice.

SECTION 4. In no case shall any municipal corporation be empowered to pay any such special tax warrant from any of the funds of said corporation, nor shall it be liable therein for the amount of said warrant until the amount of said assessment therein shall be collected from the property described in said warrant, or the property exhausted.

SECTION 5. It shall be the duty of the clerk of any municipal corporation as aforesaid, to list each of the tax warrants as aforesaid, with a full description of the property therein, with all the costs and penalties thereon, and present the same to the county clerk of the proper county at the time when said clerk shall transmit the annual levy of the municipal corporation. The county clerk shall extend the said tax warrant and enter the same for collection as herein provided.

SECTION 6. All ordinances, resolutions and records and records, of any municipal corporation, in matters pertaining to the subject of this act, shall be deemed public notice, and the records thereof, the journals of said municipal corporation, shall be full, complete and sufficient notice of their proceedings therein, without the posting, publication or personal service of any notice herein required, and all special assessments for all purposes in the collection thereof.

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