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Territory so to do, for becoming his surety on such bond as may be allowed by the court in which, or a judge before whom, he is required to account, not exceeding one-half of one per centum per annum on the amount of such bond,

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect on and after its approval.

Approved March 10th, 1899.

ARTICLE 2.-RAILROADS,

SECTION.
1. May lease or sell.

May lease or sell.

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AN ACT to authorize railroad companies to sell and lease their rail

roads, property and franchises. Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. Any railroad company, whether organ. ized under the laws of this Territory or of any other State or Territory, or of the United States, owning any railroad in this Territory, may sell or lease the whole or any part of its railroad and branches constructed, or to be con. structed, or any interest therein, together with all the property, rights, privileges and franchises thereto pertaining, to any other railroad company organized or existing under the laws of this Territory, or of any other State or Territory, or of the United States: Provided, That no such sale or lease shall be entered into unless the line of railroad so sold or leased shall, when constructed, form a continuous line of railroad with the road of the company purchasing or leasing the same, either by direct connection therewith, or through an intermediate line, or lines, constructed, or to be constructed, which such purchasing or leasing company shall have the right by contract or otherwise when completed to use or operate, and any railroad company of this Territory, or of any other State or Territory, or of the United States, which shall so purchase or lease a railroad or railroads in this Territory shall possess and enjoy, within this Territory, all the rights, powers, privileges and franchises conferred by the laws of this Territory upon a railroad corporation formed thereunder.

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 24th, 1899.

ARTICLE 3.-KINGFISHER COLLEGE TAX EXEMPTION.

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SECTION.
1. Exemption from taxation.
An Act exempting the grounds and o‘her property of Kingfisher col-

lege from taxation.

Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Oklahoma: SECTION 1. That all property, both real and personal, Exemption

from taxation. of every kind and nature whatsoever, including the Northeast quarter of Section fourteen (14), in Township sixteen (16) north, of Range seven (7) west of the Indian Meridian, belonging to Kingfisher College, is, and here after shall be exempted from taxation of every kind for any purpose, so long as the same remains the property of said College, and so long as the same is used for an in. stitution of learning.

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved March 20, 1899.

CHAPTER XI.

COUNTIES AND COUNTY OFFICERS.
ARTICLE

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1. Coroner.

4. County surveyor. 2. County assessor,

5. County treasurer. 3. County clerk's calendar of 6. Dewey county.

claims.

ARTICLE 1.-CORONER,

SECTION.
1. Inquest.

AN ACT to amend general Section 1745 of the Statutes of Oklahoma,

1893, relating to coroner's inquests.

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Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. That General Section 1745, Statutes of Oklahoma 1893, be amended to read as follows: The coroner shall hold inquests only on the bodies of such persons, the cause of whose death is unknown and who are supposed to have died from unlawful means; but in no case shall the coroner hold any inquest, unless the cause of death is unknown, or the person who caused the death is u: known, or there is a reasonable presumption that the dead person has died from unlawful means. When it becomes necessary to hold an inquést, the coroner shall summon forthwith six citizens of the county to appear before him, at a time and place named, to act as jurors.

SECTION 2. This Act shall be in force and effect from und after its passage and approval.

Approved February 21st, 1893.

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AN ACT prescribing and defining the powers and duties of County

Assessors and providing for compensation for their services.
Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. That Section 11, of Article 5, of Chapter Compensation 12, of the Session Laws of Oklahoma Territory of 1897, be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Sec. tion 11. The county assessor, in each county, shall receive as full compensation for his services a yearly salary based upon the number of inhabitants of his county, computed as follows, to-wit: One hundred dollars per thonsand or major fraction thereof, for the first ten thousand inhabitants; forty dollars per thousand or major fraction thereof, for the second ten thousand inhabitants; twentyfive dollars per thousand or major fraction thereof, for the third ten thousand inhabitants, and twelve dollars and fifty cents per thousand for each thousand above thirty thousand inhabitants: Provided, That in no case shall the compensation of a county assessor be less than five hundred dollars per annum: Provided further, That · the provision of Section 6, Chapter 15, Session Laws, 1897, shall apply to the office of county assessor in the counties affected by said law: Provided, In counties having less than ten thousand inhabitants, where the assessed valuation equals that of any county in the Territory having ten thousand inhabitants, the county assessor shall receive the same compensation allowed in counties having ten thousand inhabitants.

SECTION 2. That Section 13, of Article 5, of Chapter Repear 12, of the Session Laws of Oklahoma Territory, of 1897, entitled "County and Connty Affairs," be and the same is hereby repealed.

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

Approved March 10th, 1899.

ARTICLE 3.–County CLERKS' CALENDAR OF CLAIMS.

SECTION.
1. Action on claims.

AN ACT amenuatory of Section 2, of Article 8, of Chapter 12, entitled,

"County Clerk's Calendar of Claims," Sessior: Laws of 1897.

Action on claims.

Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. That Section 2, of Article 8, of Chapter 12. entitled "County Clerk's Calendar of Claims", Session Laws of 1897, de and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 2. When any claim is not filed according to the provisions or Section 1 of this Act, no action shall be taken on such claim until the next nieetmg of the board: Provided, That this section shall not apply to the claims for salary or other compensation of county officers required to make quarterly reports.

SECTION 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval.

Approved March 10th, 1899.

ARTICLE 4.-COUNTY SURVEYOR.

SECTION.
1. Administering oath.
2. Duties of surveyor.
3. Adjoining tracts, occupants.
4. Survey, evidence.
5. Appeal.
6. Hearing on appeal.
7. Permanent boundaries.

SECTION.
8. Surveyor's report recorded.
9. Cost of survey.
10. Fees.
11. Suit on bond.
12. Refusal to join in application;

appeal.
13. Survey final.

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AN ACT prescribing the duties of County Surveyors.
Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma: Administering SECTION 1. When any county surveyor, or his deputy,

may be called upon to make any survey or surveys, which is or are to be used in any court, the adverse party having notice of the time of making such survey or surveys, such county surveyor or deputy is hereby authorized and required, upon application of either party, to administer

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