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lar meeting of the board of county commissioners thereafter, the said board shall act upon said application of the county clerk, at which time they shall approve or disapprove same in whole or in part, and upon the approval of said application of county commissioners shall determine the number of deputies to be allowed in said county clerk's office and fix the salaries of said deputies as follows:

One additional deputy at not more than $100.00 per month.
One additional deputy at not more than $90.00 per month.
Two additional deputies at not more than $85.00 per month.
One additional deputy ut not more than $75.00 per month.

Two additional deputies at not more than $65.00 per month.
Salary-Fund.

Section 4. The salaries referred to in the foregoing sections of this act shall be paid out of the proper funds of said county, monthly, upon the order of the board of county commissioners.

Emergency.

Section 5. It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved April 3, 1915.

CHAPTER 230.

LANDLORD AND TENANT-REMOVAL OF CROPS.

AN ACT to prevent the selling or disposing ty the tenant of that part of the

crops belonging to the landlord or owner, or otherwise depriving the land. lord or owner of his rent; and declaring :111 emergency.

Be It Enacted By the People of the State of Oklahoma: Removal of Crops to Defraud Landlord.

Section 1. Any person who shall remove any crops from leased or rented premises with intent to deprive the owner or landlord interested in said land of any of the rent due from said land, or who shall fraudulently appropriate the rent due the owner or landlord of said land, to himself or any person not entitled thereto, shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement and punished accordingly. Emergency.

Section 2. It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in full force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved March 20, 1915.

CHAPTER 231.

STATE OFFICERS—CREATING DEFICIENCY—PENALTY.

AN ACT prohibiting the creation of a deficiency by an officer, agent or em.

ployee of the state government except in cases of emergencies authorized by the Governor in writing setting forth the grounds for said emergency, and providing punishment for the violation thereof.

Be It Enacted By the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Deficiencies Only With Governor's Consent.

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any officer, agent or employee of any department of the state, or any institution supported in whole or in part by the State, to create or permit to be created any deficiency in an appropriation made for any such department of State or any institution supported in whole or in part by an appropriation made by the Legislature of the State, except in cases of emergency, such deficiencies may be created upon the written consent of the Governor of the State, setting forth therein the cases justifying such deficiency and the facts upon which such emergency is occasioned. Fenalty.

Section 2. Any officer, agent or employee of any department of the State or any institution supported in whole or in part by the State violating any of the provisions of Section 1 of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in the sum of not less than $500.00 nor more than $1,000.00 and be imprisoned in the county jail not less than thirty days, nor more than 6 months, and such judgment shall carry with it the immediate removal of such person from office and such person shall be ineligible to hold any office of trust or profit under the laws of the State of Oklahoma for a period of two years after such conviction.

Claims Void.

Section 3 All claims, contracts, and obligations made in violation of Section 1 of this Act shall be void, and no appropriation in payment of same shall ever be made.

Approved March 20, 1915.

CHAPTER 232.

COURT_TERMS IN DISTRICTS 21 AND 15.

AN ACT fixing the time of convening of the regular terms of the district court

in Judicial District No. 21, in the State of Oklahoma, and repealing all laws in conflict therewith.

Be It Enacted By the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Terms in District 21.

Section 1. The time of the convening of the regular terms of the district court in each county in Judicial District No. 21 shall be on the first Monday in each of the respective months hereinafter set out in this Section, at each of the respective counties, to-wit:

District No. 21, in Pawnee County in January, May, and September.

In Tulsa County in March, June and November.

Terms in District 15, Cotton County.

Section 2. The time of the convening of the regular term of the district court in Cotton County, in judicial District No. 15 shall be on the second Monday in January and the first Monday in September, annually.

Approved March 20, 1915.

CHAPTER 233.

ANIMALS-KILLING BY STATE COMPENSATION.

AN ACT providing partial compensation to owners of animals killed by order of

the State and repealing section 43 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910.

Be It Enacted By The People Of The State Of Oklahoma:

Diseased Stock-Compensation for Destruction by State.

Section 1. That section 43, of article 3, chapter 2, of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows.

“Section 43, Whenever any live stock within this State shall be found by a State Veterinary Surgeon to be affected with rinderpest, foot and mouth disease, glanders, maladie

du coit, or contagious pleuro-pneumonia, tuberculosis, or anthrax, he shall summon three disinterested house holders, 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 carcass thereof in such manner as will, in his judgment, best protect the health of domestic animals of that locality. The surgeon shall forward his report of animals killed, disease with which affected, name of owner, and appraiser's certificate, to the superintendent of live, stock inspection, who shall present the said certificate to the Board of Agriculture, who shall audit and allow the account, if found correct; Provided, said sum shall not exceed one-half the value of each animal so killed and destroyed. The Secretary of the Board of Agriculture shall make out voucher and forward to the State Auditor, who shall draw his warrant upon the State Treasurer for said amount; Provided, however, that if said stock contracted the disease outside of the State, or if the owner thereof has violated any quarantine regulation of the State, or of the United States government, or if he became the owner with knowledge that the stock was affected with said disease, the State shall not be liable for the value thereof."

Approved March 20, 1915.

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