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SECTION 4. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.

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

Approved March 10th, 1899.

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AN Act authorizing and directing the secretary of the Territory to

purchase copies of a book entitled “Morgan's Digest of Oklahoma Statutes and Supreme Court Decisions,” and providing for the payment and distribution of the same.

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Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. The Secretary of the Territory is hereby Digest, purauthorized and directed to purchase of Dick T. Morgan, of Perry, 0. T., a sufficient number of copies of the book entitled, "Morgan's Digest of the Oklahoma Statutes and Supreme Court Decisions,” bound in cloth, not to exceed eight hundred copies, to furnish one copy thereof to each justice of the peace of the Territory, one copy thereof to each probate judge in the Territory and one copy thereof to each county attorney in the Territory: Provided, , however, That the said Dick T. Morgan will agree to accept in full payment therefor the sum of one dollar and fifty cents per copy required and directed to be purchased under this Act.

SECTION 2. The Secretary of the Territory is hereby Distribution. required and directed to distribute the books authorized to be purchased under this Act in the manner and under the same provisions and regulations as is provided by law for the distribution of the Statutes and Session Laws

of the Territory, except that the said books shall be distributed only to the officers provided in this Act.

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

Approved March 14th. 1899.

CHAPTER XXI

OIL INSPECTOR.

SECTION.
1. Tests, how made.
2. How branded.
3. Inflammable fluids.
4. Unlawiul sale, misdemeanor.

SECTION.
5. Sale of rejected oils, misde-

meanor.
6. Repeal.

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AN Act to amend an act entitled "An Act to provide for the public

inspector of oils or burning fluids, and prescribing his duties. Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Oklahoma:

SECTION 1. That Section 7, of Chapter 36, of the Session Laws of Oklahoma Territory, of 1895, entitled "An Act to Provide for the Public Inspector of Oils or Burning Fluids, and Prescribing His Duties," be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 7. The Inspector shall be a competent and qualified person and shall, at his own expense, provide himself with the necessary instruments for testing or gauging and weighing the quality of any such oils, which said instruments shall be a Tagliabue open-cup tester and a set of Baume hydrometers for liquids lighter than water. The flash test sha'l be made in the following manner: First, The water cup shall have sufficient water in it to fill said cup to within one-quarter of an inch of the top when the oil cup is in place; Second, The oil cup shall be filled with the oil to be tested to within one-eigth of an inch of the top and the outside of the cup and the upper level edge of the same freed from oil by means of blotting paper. The surface of the oil in the cup shall then be freed from air bubbles; Third, The oil cup is then to be placed in the water cup and the thermometer so suspended that the bulb is just under the surface of the oil; Fourth, An alcohol lamp shall be used to heat the water cup, but before placing the lamp under the water cup, test the oil in the oil cup by bringing a lighted taper, hereinafter described, in contact with the surface of the oil and if it does not flash place the lamp under the water cup and continue heating until the thermometer registers 100 degrees Fahrenheit. The lighted taper is then applied so that the flames, but not the taper, come in contact with the surface of the oil. If the oil should flash (that is, a little gas burn on the surface) and go out again, the flash point of the oil is 100 degrees or less. If the oil does not flash, continue heating and applying the taper as described and every rise of two degrees in the temperature as indicated by the thermome. ter until the oil flashes. The temperature at which the oil flashes is the flashing-point of the oil and shall be expressed in terms of degrees Fahrenheit. The taper used for testing the flashing point may be made of wood, giving a clear flame and shall be not more than one-sixteenth inch in diameter. No taper or match with sulphur on it shall be used. The weight or specific gravity shall be determined by a standard Baume hydrometer for liquids lighter than water, and the oil so tested shall be at a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit.

SECTION 2. That Section 8 of said Chapter 36, of the How branded Session Laws of Oklahoma, of 1895, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 8. All illuminating fluids that flash under the conditions as prescribed in section one at a less temperature than 120 degrecs Fahrenheit and have not a specifi: gravity of not less than 46 degrees Baume,, that is, all oils which fail to stand both tests shall be branded by the Inspector “Rejected” and all such oils that do not flash ata less temperature than 120 degrees Fahrenheit and which have a specific gravity of not less than 46 degrees Baume, as deter

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fluids.

sale, misde. meanor.

mined above, shall be branded “Approved Standard Oil." Inflammable SECTION 3. That the Inspector shall not apply the

flash test to gasoline or other inflammable fluids, but he shall and he is hereby required to determine the weight or specific gravity in the same manner as required by Section 1 of this Act to oils. All gasoline to be used in vapor stoves and gasoline lamps shall have a specific gravity of not less than 70 degrees Baume, and a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit. The Inspector shall affix his brand on all packages, boxes or barrels by him found to contain fluids that have no fire test, as aforesaid, with these words "Highly Inflammable," and the specific gravity found by him thus: "Specific Gravity ....." And if the same shall have been by him found to have a speciâc gravity of not less than 70 degrees Baume, at a temperature of 60 degrees Fahrenheit, he shall mark the same,

“Approved Standard Gasoline.” Unlawful

SECTION 4. Any person selling, or any employee or agent of any company or corporation, selling such oils, gasoline or other illuminating fluids in Oklahoma Territory, who shall sell the same as "Approved Standard Oil” or “Approved Standard Gasoline,” when in fact the same is not of that grade, as found by the Inspector of Oils, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction punished by confinement in the county jail not more than one year and by fine not more than five hun. dred dollars. And any company or corporation who shall furnish in this Territory oils or gasoline for sale in this Territory of lower grades than that herein specified, shall be subject to a fine of one thousand dollars, to be recovered in civil action brought in the name of the Territory, and it is hereby made the duty of any county attorney or the Attorney-General of the Territory, upon information furnished by the Inspector of Oils or any citizen of the

Territory, to bring such action when the facts warrant. Sale of re.

SECTION 5. That Section 11, of Chapter 36 of the Session jected oils, misdemeanor. Laws of Oklahoma, A. D.,1895, entitled “An Act to Pro

vide for the Public Inspector of Oils or Burniag Fluids,

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and Prescribing his Duties,” be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 11. Any person, manufacturer or dealer who shall sell to any person whatever in this Territory any of the said illuminating oils or fluids before the same shall have been inspected by said Public Inspector of Oils, or who shall sell or offer for sale any oils or illuminating fluids which have been marked “Rejected” by the Inspector, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction be fined in any sum not exceeding three hundred dollars, and the oils and fluids, if found to be rejected, be forfeited and sold and the proceeds go to the school fund of the county in which it is found, and any Inspector who shall willfully or negligently pass any oil or gasoline and shall mark the same "Approved," or who shall mark any packages, boxes or barrels of oil or burning fluids so as to indicate that the same is of, or above the quality prescribed by this Act, when in fact said oil or burning fluid is not of the quality prescribed by this Act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, and the forfeiture of his office.

SECTION 6. That Sections 7, 8, 9 and 11 of Chapter 36. Repeal. of 'the Session Laws of Oklahoma, A. D., 1895, entitled “An Act to Provide for the Public Inspector of Oils or Burning Fluids, and Prescribing His Duties," be, and the same are hereby repealed

SECTION 7 This Act shall go into effect and be in force from and after its approval.

Approved March Sth, 1899.

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