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the property so given, donated or bequeathed, shall be vested in said boards of education.

Construction—Validity of Act in General.

Section 8. The invalidity of any portion of this act shall not affect the validity of any other portion thereof which can be given effect without such invalid parts.

Repeal.

Section 9. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed. Emergency

Section 10. 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 force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 22, 1915.

CHAPTER 36.

SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS—CONVEYING PUPILS-

CONSOLIDATED DISTRICTS.

AN ACT prescribing the power and duties of district school boards and providing

the manner of conveying pupils to and from school in consolidated districts, and empowering independent and common school districts, under certain conditions, to provide transportation for pupils.

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:
Conveying Pupils To and From School-Age and Distance.

Section 1. Section 4 of article 7, chapter 219 of the Session Laws of 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 4. The powers and duties of the district boards herein provided and of the several officers shall be the same as those provided by law for school districts and their several officers and in addition it shall be the duty of said district board to provide transportation to and from school for all pupils residing two or more miles therefrom, in suitable vehicles of ample size, with comfortable seats, arranged to

conform to the size of the pupils to be carried, with adjustable covers for the comfort and protection of the pupils, drawn by stout, gentle teams, driven by competent persons of good moral character, who shall have control of the pupils during their transportation. Provided, that any consolidated school district may, by a majority vote of the legal voters present and voting at any annual meeting, provide free transportation for all pupils under ten years of age, in said districts whether living more than two miles or not, and such free transportation shall then be furnished to all pupils under ten years of age residing in the district until a change shall be ordered at an annual meeting of such district by a majority vote of all the legal voters present and voting at such meeting. Provided, further, that all independent school districts having the area, population and assessed valuation equal to that required of consolidated school districts, as provided by law, shall have the authority to provide transportation for pupils, as provided by law. Repeal.

Section 2. Section 7876 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma of 1910, and all laws in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed.

Approved February 23, 1915.

CHAPTER 37.

BONDS-ELECTION LEGALIZED-EUFAULA.

AN ACT providing that the special election held on the 17th day of November,

1914, in the city of Eufaula, county of McIntosh, State of Oklahoma, be legalized; that the bond issue of the said city of Eufaula, authorized by the qualified tax paying voters, of said city at said special election, in the sum of four thousand dollars running twenty-five years from the date thereof, drawing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, for the purpose of obtaining funds for the repair and completion of the sanitary sewer system of said city, be legalized and validated; that the mayor and city council of said city be empowered to issue the bonds of said city as authorized at said special election for the purpose of obtaining funds for the repair and com.

pletion of the sanitary sewer system for said city, and declaring an emergency. Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:

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Bond Election Declared Legal.

Section 1. That the special election held on the 17th day of November, 1914, in the City of Eufaula, County of McIntosh, State of Oklahoma, in pursuance to a resolution duly adopted by the mayor and council of said City of Eufaula on the 2nd day of November, 1914, for the purpose of submitting to the taxpaying voters of said city the question of authorizing the mayor and council of said city to issue the bonds of said city in the sum of four thousand dollars for the purpose of providing funds for the repair and completion of the sanitary sewer system of said city, said sanitary sewer system to be owned and operated exclusively by said city, be, and the same is hereby, legalized and validated, and all defects and irregularities if any, as may have occurred with reference to the same, are hereby cured; that the said bond issue of the said City of Eufaula, authorized by the qualified taxpaying voters of said city at said special election in the sum of four thousand dollars, said bonds to be designated as "Sewer Bonds of 1914," and to be eight in number and numbered from one (1) to eight (8) both inclusive, and of the denomination of five hundred dollars each, running twenty-five years from the date thereof, drawing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum, interest payable semi-annually, for the purpose of obtaining funds for the repair and completion of the sanitary sewer system of said city, be, and the same is hereby legalized.

Officers Authorized to Issue and Sell Bonds.

Section 2. That the mayor and city council of said City of Eufaula, are hereby empowered to issue and sell the bonds of said City of Eufaula as authorized by the qualified taxpaying voters of said city at the special election held therein on the 17th day of November, 1914, in the sum of four thousand dollars, running twenty-five years from the date thereof, drawing interest at the rate of six per cent per annum for the purpose of obtaining funds for the repair and completion of the sanitary sewer system of said city.

Repeal of Conflicting Laws.

Section 3. That all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Emergency.

Section 4. 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 force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 23, 1915.

CHAPTER 38.

APPROPRIATION—ANIMALS—Foot AND MOUTH DISEASES. AN ACT making appropriation for the prevention of foot and mouth diseases in

the State of Oklahoma; and declaring an emergency. Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma: Appropriation.

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of ten thousand ($10,000.00) dollars, or so much thereof as is necessary for the prevention of foot and mouth diseases within the State of Oklahoma; said sum to be made available for use by the State Board of Agriculture.

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 February 23, 1915.

CHAPTER 39.

EXECUTORS AND ADMINISTRATORS-FOREIGN APPOINTMENTS

-VALIDITY OF ACTS IN GENERAL.

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AN ACT to amend section 6312 of the Revised Laws of 1910, relating to the main.

taining of suits and release mortgages by foreign executors, etc.; and de

claring an emergency. Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma: Maintenance of Suits-Release of Mortgage by Foreign Executor

or Administrator..

Section 1. Section 6312 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, shall be amended to read as follows:

Section 6312. It shall be lawful for any person or persons to whom letters testamentary or of administration have been granted, by the proper authority in any of the United States or the territories thereof, to maintain or defend any suit or action, and to prosecute and recover any claim in the courts of the State of Oklahoma, in the same manner as if the letters testamentary or of administration had been granted to such person by the proper authority in this state, and the letters testamentary or of administration, or a copy thereof, certified under the seal of the authority granting the same, shall be sufficient evidence to prove the granting thereof, and that the person therein named has administration; Provided, that the courts in which any action may be brought by any non-resident executor or administrator shall have power, and such power is hereby given to the said court, upon motion, to require from such person the security required by law in a like case from a resident administrator or executor; Provided, further, that such executor or administrator shall have the authority to release mortgages in this state upon filing with the county clerk of the county in which such mortgage is recorded a showing properly certified to that such executor or administrator is the duly qualified and acting executor or administrator of such estate.

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