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cluding the entire county, the compensation herein provided for shall be paid by such municipalities, townships or other sub-divisions of the county, upon claims duly filed with the proper officers as provided by law, out of the contingent fund in such municipality, townships, or other subdivisions of the county in which said election was held.

Approved March 30, 1915.

CHAPTER 269.

CRIMINAL LAW-REPEAL OF REASONABLE DOUBT-DEFINI

TION.

AN ACT to repeal section 5876 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, relating

to the definition of reasonable doubt.

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

Repeal.

Section 1. Section 5876 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, is hereby repealed.

Approved March 30, 1915.

CHAPTER 270.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS-DEPUTY CLERK DISTRICT

DISTRICT COURTVALIDATED.

AN ACT validating certain acknowledgments heretofore taken within the State of

Oklahoma.

Be It Enacted By the People of the State of Oklahoma:
Acknowledgments Before Deputy District Clerk.

Section 1. In all cases where heretofore any deputy clerk of the district court has taken acknowledgments of deeds, or other conveyances of real estate, in their respective counties, the same are hereby legalized and made binding, and such action shall have the same force and effect as if taken before some officer heretofore empowered by the statute to take acknowledgments.

Approved March 30, 1915.

CHAPTER 271.

APPROPRIATION_STATE FIRE MARSHAL—SALARIES.

AN ACT making an appropriation for the payment of salaries of the State Fire

Marshal and Assistant Fire Marshal and incidental expenses of the State Fire Marshal's oífice.

Be It Enacted By the People of the State of Oklahoma:
Appropriation-Salaries—Incidentals.

Section 1. There is hereby appropriated out of the funds in the State Treasury, as provided for in the law creating the office of State Fire Marshal, to pay the salary of the State Fire Marshal, the Assistant State Fire Marshal, and the incidental expenses of the Fire Marshal's office, the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000.00) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1916, and the sum of eight thousand dollars ($8,000.00) for the fiscal year ending June 30, 1917; said sums so appropriated are hereby itemized as follows:

1917 $2,500.00 1,500.00 1,700.00

150.00

Salaries

1916 Fire Marshal

-$2,500.00 Assistant State Fire Marshal

1,500.00 Special office help and help necessary in investigation of fires.. 1,700.00 Postage, freight and express

150.00 Railroad transportation, bus livery hire, and hotel expenses necessary

1,500.00 Telephone and telegraph

250.00 Printing and print paper

200.00 Furniture and fixtures

100.00 Water, drayage Miscellaneous expenses

100.00

1,500.00

250.00 200.00 100.00

100.00

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AN ACT amending section 780 of article IV. of chapter 66 of the Revised Laws of

Oklahoma, 1910, relating to security for state deposits.
Be It Enacted By the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Securities for State Deposits—Kinds Accepted.

Section 1. That section 6780 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows:

"Section 6780. Any and all banks selected as such depositories shall deposit with the State Treasurer, as security for such moneys or funds, United States bonds, state

bonds or warrants, county bonds or warrants, city bonds or warrants, town bonds or warrants, township bonds or warrants, school districts bonds or warrants issued under authority and in compliance with the Statutes of Oklahoma; or other legal evidence of indebtedness issued by municipalities of this state in payment of paving, sewer, waterworks, electric light or other public indebtedness, and for the payment of which a special tax is authorized to be levied and collected; first mortgage bonds on farm lands located in the State of Oklahoma; provided, that such first mortgage bonds shall not exceed forty per centum (40%) of the actual cash value of such farm lands, and shall bear interest at not less than six per centum (6%) per annum; or approved state, county and municipal bonds of other states; in an amount equal to such deposit, to be held as security for such moneys and funds until such banks shall have returned in full and fully paid the sum or sums deposited and interest thereon. In addition to the foregoing securities or in lieu thereof, surety or trust company bonds may be accepted as security for such deposit; provided, that no surety or trust company shall be interested, directly or indirectly in any manner, in any bank or trust company for which it becomes surety, nor shall any bond of any surety or trust company be accepted that has more than one-fourth (14) of its paid capital invested in bank stock. The bondsmen of the State Treasurer shall be liable to the bank for any securities deposited as herein provided and for the accounting of all such securities and the return thereof to the said bank or the value thereof in money."

Approved March 30, 1915.

CHAPTER 273.

COURT COSTS-JURY AND STENOGRAPHER'S FEES.

AN ACT amending section 5233 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910; and pro.

viding jury fees in civil cases.

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

Costs for Jury and Stenographer.

Section 1. Section 5233 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, shall be amended to read as follows:

“Section 5233. (STENOGRAPHER'S FEES AND JURY FEES TO BE TAXED) In all civil actions in the district court, superior court or the county court in which issue is joined and testimony taken, there shall be taxed as costs in the case the sum of two ($2.00) dollars as stenographer's fee; also, if a jury be demanded there shall be taxed in the district and superior court the sum of five ($5.00) dollars and in the county court three ($3.00) dollars, as a jury fee, which shall by the clerk be collected and placed in the court fund of the county; provided that such jury fee shall not be entered on the docket until final judgment is rendered in such cause."

Approved March 31, 1915.

CHAPTER 274.

DRUGGISTS—BOARD OF PHARMACY.

AN ACT amending sections 6829, 6830 and 6834 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma,

1910; and declaring an emergency.

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

Pharmacy Board-Membership.

Section 1. Section 6829 of the Revised Laws of Oklahoma, 1910, be and is hereby amended to read as follows:

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