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peals, by aggrieved persons, from order or orders made by the board of county commissioners, shall be recorded by the county surveyor in his record of permanent surveys, when the order of the board 'establishing said road or highway shall become final, and the boundary lines and corners of the lands, by such survey established, shall be held and considered as permanently established and shall not thereafter be changed.

SECTION 14. All Acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith, be, and the same are hereby repealed.

SECTION 15. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval.

Approved March 2, 1899.

ARTICLE 5.-COUNTY TREASURER.

SECTION,
1. Term of office.

SECTION.
2. Present incumbent.

AN ACT in relation to the time when the term of office of County

Treasurer shall commence.

Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma: Term of office SECTION 1. The term of office of the county treasurer

elected in each county at the general election in the year nineteen hundred, and at each general election there. after, shall commence on the first Monday in October

after his election. Present SECTION 2. The county treasurers of each county electincumbent.

ed at the general election held in the year eighteen hun. dred and ninety-eight, shall hold their offices until the first Monday in October nineteen hundred and one and until their successors are qualified.

SECTION 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

Approved March 2, 1899.

ARTICLE 6.-DEWEY COUNTY.

SECTION.
1. Changing name.

AN ACT validating and ratifying the action of the voters of D county

in changing the name of said County, by election, to that of

Dewey County.
Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. The action of the electors of D County, Changing Oklahoma Territory, at the last preceding general election held in said Territory, in changing the name of said county to Dewey County, is hereby validated and ratified, and said county shall bear the name and be known as Dewey County in accordance with said action.

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

Approved February 24th, 1899.

CHAPTER XII.

CRIMES AND PUNISHMENT.

ARTICLE.

ARTICLE. 1. Larceny of dogs.

3. Evidence of public indebted2. Medicine men and Mescal

ness, unlawful issuing of or beans.

speculation in. ARTICLE 1.-LARCENY OF Dogs.

are

SECTION.

SECTION. 1. Personal property.

2. Larceny of. AN ACT declaring all dogs which listed by their owners for

taxation personal property and the subject of larceny. Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma: SECTION 1. All animals of the dog kind, whether Personal prop

erty. male or female, which have been by their owners listed for taxation in any year, shall be for one year next sub. sequent to the date at which the taxes for the year for which the said animals were listed for taxation became due, considered personal property.

Larceny of

SECTION 2. The taking of personal property of the kind defined in the foregoing section, accomplished by fraud or stealth, and with the intent to deprive another thereof, is bereby defined as larceny and punishable in the same manner and to the same degree as is larceny of other descriptions of personal property. The degree of such crime is to be determined by the amount for which such animal was listed for the purposes of taxation.

SECTION 3. All Acts and parts of Acts, in so far as they are in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed. 'Approved March 10th, 1899.

ARTICLE 2.—MEDICINE MEN AND MESCAL BEANS.

SECTION.
1. Medicine men,
2. Mescal beans.

SECTION.
3. Misdemeanor.

AN ACT relating to medicine men and the mescal bean.

Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any Medicinemen

so-called Indian Medicine Man to practice among the allotted In dians of the Territory, who is not legally authorized under existing Statutes to do so, or to hold incantations over the sick, or to maltreat, or in any manner whatsoever abuse the sick, or to commit immoral practices upon

sick persons, or to demand payment for such services. Mescal beans

SECTION 2. That it shall be unlawful for any person to introduce on any Indian reservation or Indian allotment situated within this Territory, or to have in possession, barter, sell, give, or otherwise dispose of, any “Mescal Bean," or the product of any such drug, to any allotted Indian in this Territory: Provided, That nothing in this Act shall prevent its use by any physician author. ized under existing laws to practice his profession in this Territory.

SECTION 3. Any person who shall violate the provi- Misdemeanor sions of this Act in this Territory, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not less than twenty-five dollars, nor more than two hundred dollars, or be confined in the county jail for not more than six months, or be assessed both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

SECTION 4. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its approval.

Approved March 11th, 1899.

ARTICLE 3.—EVIDENCE OF PUBLIC INDEBTEDNESS, UN

LAWFUL ISSUING OF OR SPECULATION IN.

SECTION.
1. Unlawful issuing

warrants.

or paying

SECTION.
2. Dealing in warrants, misde-

demeaner.
3. Misdemeanor.

AN Act to prohibit Territorial officers from issuing or paying any

warrants or order in excess of appropr 'ations of the Legislative Assembly and to prohibit public officers from purchasing or dealing in any manner in bonds, warrants or other evidence of public indebtedness.

warrants

Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma: SECTION 1. That it shall be unlawful for any Terri Uncawful issu

o'z payin torial officer or deputy or employee of said officer to issue, cause to be issued or consent to the issuing, or to pay, cause to be paid or consent to the paying of any Territorial warrant, order, or other evidence of public debt, in excess of the appropriation duly made or when no appropriation has been made by the Legislative Assembly, for the fund upon which the same may be drawn. SECTION 2. That it shall be unlawful for any public

misdemeanor officer or deputy or employee of such officer to either directly or indirectly, buy, barter for, or otherwise engage in any manner in the purchase of any bonds, warrants or any other evidence of indebtedness against this Terri

Dealing in warrants,

tory, any subdivision thereof, or municipality therein, of

which he is on officer. Misdemeanor.

SECTION 3. Any person who shall violate any of the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of the unlawful issuing of warrants or the unlawful purchase of warrants as the case may be, and shall be punished by a fine of not not exceeding 1,000 dollars.

SECTION 4. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict here. with are hereby repealed.

SECTION 5. This Act shall be in effect from and after its passage and approval.

Council—Passed over veto March 9, 1899.

House of Representatives—Passed over veto March 10, 1899.

Held by District Court of the First Judicial District that Article 3 of Chapter 12 did not become a law.

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