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“Section 8139. Redemption of Warrants. He shall receive in payment of public dues, the warrants drawn by the State Auditor in conformity with the law; or redeem the same, if there be money in the Treasury appropriated for that purpose, and on redeeming such warrant, or receiving the same in payment, he shall cause the person presenting such warrant to endorse the same and the Treasurer shall perforate the date and the word 'Canceled with perforator, and shall enter in his book, in separate columns the number of such warrant, its date, amount and the name of the person to whom payable, the date of the payment and the amount of interest if any, paid thereon.”

Emergency

Section 2. 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 from and after its passage and approval.

Approved January 28, 1915.

CHAPTER 5.

COTTON GINS--PLACING HARD ARTICLE IN UNTHRESHED

CROPS.

AN ACT making it a felony and prescribing the punishment therefor, for any

person to place any hard or solid articles in any unthreshed or unground grain or seed, or any matches or inflamable substances in any unginned cot. ton with the intent to injure such grain, seed or cotton, or any machinery

which may be used in threshing, grinding or ginning the same. Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Matches in Cotton-Stone in Grain-Felony.

Section 1. Any person who shall designedly place any hard or solid substance or article in any stack, shock, sheaf or load of unthreshed grain, or in any bin, bag, sack or load of unthreshed grain, or seed, or shall designedly place any matches or other inflamable, combustible or explosive substance in any unginned cotton with the intent to injure or destroy any such grain, seed, or cotton, or any machinery which may be used for threshing or grinding such grain or seed or ginning such cotton, shall be deemed guilty of a felony and upon conviction shall be punished by confinement in the State penitentiary for a term of not less than one (1) nor more than five (5) years.

Approved January 30, 1915.

CHAPTER 6.

COUNTY OFFICERS-CONSOLIDATION.

AN ACT amending sections 1, 5, 8, 9, and 11, of chapter 161, Session Laws of

Oklahoma, 1913, entitled: "An act consolidating the offices of clerk of the district court, county court clerk, superior court clerk, providing for assistant or deputy clerks for said office, and fixing the salaries to be paid for same; consolidating the offices of register of deeds and the county clerk, providing for the deputies of said office," etc., fixing the salary of court clerk and county clerk in counties having a population or more than 60,000 and declaring an

emergency. Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Offices-Clerks of Courts-Consolidated.

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 161, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 1. The office of clerk of the district court, clerk of the county court in all counties and clerk of the superior court in a county in which a superior court is located, are hereby consolidated, and the successor to the clerks of the different courts herein referred to shall be designated and known as the court clerk' and shall perform all duties now provided by law to be performed by the district clerk, clerk of the county court, and clerk of the superior court."

Register of Deeds Consolidated With County Clerk.

Section 2. That section 5 of chapter 161, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Section 5. The office of the register of deeds is hereby consolidated with the office of county clerk in all counties in this State, and said office so consolidated shall be hereafter known as the office of the county clerk, and in addition to the duties now imposed by law upon the county clerk he shall perform the same duties that are now performed by the register of deeds." County Clerk Counties of 60,000_Deputies Provisions.

Section 3. That section 8 of chapter 161, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 8. In counties having a population of more than 60,000 as now or hereafter shown by the last Federal census, the county clerk shall, with the advice and consent of the county commissioners, be allowed not to exceed five deputies. The first two deputies shall receive a salary to be fixed by the board of county commissioners, not to exceed one hundred dollars ($100.00) per month each, and all other deputies shall receive salaries to be fixed by the board of county commissioners, not to exceed seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per month each. The salary of all deputies shall be paid monthly out of the county treasury as is provided, however, that in all counties wherein it shall be made to appear to the satisfaction of the board of county commissioners upon the application of the county clerk that an emergency has arisen and that additional deputy or deputies are needed, the county clerk may appoint not to exceed three in number by and with the consent and approval of the board of county commissioners. Provided, further, that the salary of said additional deputy or deputies shall not exceed the sum of fifty ($50.00) dollars per month each."

Salaries-Court Clerk and County Clerk.

Section 4. That section 9, of chapter 161, Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Section 9. The court clerk and the county clerk provided for in this act in each county having a population of 60,000 or less, as now or hereafter shown by the last Federal census, shall each receive the same salary as full compensation for their services, as provided by law for the clerk of the district court and county clerk. In counties having a population of more than 60,000 as now or hereafter shown by the last Federal census, the court clerk and county clerk, shall each receive a salary of twenty-one hundred dollars ($2,100.00) per annum." Abolishment of Offices.

Section 5. That section 11 of chapter 161, of the Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1913, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Section 11. That the offices of the clerk of the district court, clerk of the county court, clerk of the superior court, and register of deeds, in every county in this State are hereby abolished.”

Emergency

Section 6. An emergency is hereby declared, by reason whereof, it is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public peace, health, and safety that this act take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 1, 1915.

CHAPTER 7.

APPROPRIATION—EAST OKLAHOMA HOSPITAL FOR INSANE

SCHOOL FOR BLIND.

AN ACT making appropriation for the support and maintenance of the East Ok

lahoma Hospital for the Insane, located at Vinita, Oklahoma, and for the support and maintenance of the Oklahoma School for the Blind, located at Muskogee, Oklahoma, and declaring an emergency.

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

Deficiency Appropriation to June 30, 1915.

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the support and maintenance of the East Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, located at Vinita, Oklahoma, and for the support and maintenance of the Oklahoma School for the Blind, located at Muskogee, Oklahoma, for the remainder of the fiscal year, ending June 30, 1915, the sum of twenty-eight thousand six hundred ninety two dollars ($28,692.00) or so much thereof as may be necessary, and itemized as follows, to-wit:

For the support and maintenance of the East Oklahoma Hospital for the Insane, for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, the sum of $25,992.00.

For the support and maintenance of the Oklahoma School for the Blind, located at Muskogee, Oklahoma, for the remainder of the fiscal year ending June 30, 1915, the sum of $2,700.00.

Emergency.

Section 2. 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 1, 1915.

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