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abstracter holding such certificate, to furnish an abstract of the title to any tract of land in said county, when requested so to do and on the payment of the fees hercafter provided for. SECTION 3. Any person, firm or corporation who shall Misdemeanor
penalty. hold themselves out as abstracters and engage in the business of abstracting without first having executed and filed the bond in compliance with Section 1 of this Act, and received the certificate herein before provided for, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not exceeding one hun. dred dollars for each and every such offense.
Additional SECTION 4. The board of county commissioners, of
security. the county where the bond is filed, may at any time require such abstracters, upon ten days notice, to give additional security upon said bond, and show cause why the same should not be declared invalid and the certificate thereof recalled and annulled, and if within suchi time the additional security to be approved by said board of county commissioners be not furnished, and no suffici. ent reason be shown to the commissioners why the same should not be required, then said bond shall be declared invalid and the certificate thereof recalled and annulled, in which event it shall be unlawful for such abstracter to continue or longer engage in the business of abstracting, and for any violation of this section he shall be subject to the penalty prescribed by section three of this Act.
SECTION 5. The abstracter or claimant may have an Appeal. appeal to the district court of such cqunty from the decision of the board of county commissioners, with like effect and in the manner as is by law provided for appeals from said board, and the costs of such appeal shall be adjudged against the appellant.
SECTION 6. No person, firm or corporation doing busi- Fees. ness under the provisions of this Act shall charge any fees in excess of the following: For the first entry or
wansfer on said abstract, seventy-five cents (75c.); for each subsequent entry or transfer on said abstract, thirtyfive cents (35c.); for entry or certificate relating to taxes, fifteen cents (15c.); for entry or certificate relating to mechanics' liens, fifteen cents (15c.); for certificate as to judgments, which may constitute a lien on real estate abstracted, thirty-five cents (35c.); and fifteen cents (15c.) for each name certified to; and it shall be the duty of such abstracters to continue the abstract so made by them on the payment of twenty-five cents (25c.) for each additional entry thereon and certificate fees as above
stated. Misdemeanor, SECTION 7. Any person, firm or corporation engaged penalty.
in abstracting who shall violate any provision of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not less than twenty-five $25.00) dollars, nor more than one
thousand dollars ($1,000.00.) False certificate, felony. SECTION 8. Any abstracter, in the meaning of this
Act, who shall fraudulently make any false certificate in connection with any abstract, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and shall be punished by a fine of not less than two hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the penitentiary not more than three years, or by both such fine and imprisonment.
SECTION 9. All Acts and parts of Acts in conflict with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed.
SECTION 10. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first day of August, 1899.
Approved, March 10th, 1899.
AN ACT to prevent the spread of hog cholera and other contagious
diseases and prevent traffic in animals dying from infectious diseases.
Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Oklahoma:
SECTION 1. That it shall be the duty of the owners of Duty of any swine or other domestic animals dying from cholera or other diseases, within twenty-four hours after their death, to cause the carcasses of such animals to be buried or burned up. SECTION 2. If any person shall barter, sell or dispose Selling or
cass, misde. of the carcass of any swine or other domestic animals
alty. infected with cholera or other infectious diseases at the time of death, to any person for the purpose of manufacturing the same into lard, soap or for any other purpose; or if any person shall buy or otherwise obtain the carcass of any swine or other domestic animals infected with cholera or other infectious diseases at the time of death, for manufacturing purposes as aforesaid or any other purpose except that of burial or burning, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined in any sum not to exceed $50.00, or be imprisoned in the county jail not more than 30 days. SECTION 3. It shall be unlawful for any person to sell Selling or
driving on or otherwise dispose of any live swine that is infected highway,
with cholera or any other contagious diseases; or to drive any such swine on the public highways after any such person or persons have received knowledge of any such contagious diseases; and any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not to exceed $50.00 or be imprisoned in the county jail not more than 30 days.
SECTION 4. This Act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
Approved, March 9th, 1899.
AR:ICLE 2.--HERD LAW.
Describing what part of Territory
AN ACT to amend Section 1, Chapter 2, of the Session Laws of Okla
homa of 1897, entitled, “An act to amend Section 31, of Article 2, of Chapter 2, of the Statutes of Oklahoma, of 1893,” entitled, “An act to regulate and restrain the running at large of domestic
animals and to provide for fencing against them." Be it Enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory
SECTION 1. That Section 1, of Chapter 2, of the Session Laws of Oklahoma of 1897, be and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: Section 1. That Section 31, of Article 2, of Chapter 2, of the Statutes of Oklahoma, of 1893, be amended to read as follows: Section 31. It is hereby declared that the provisions of this Act in regard to restraining stock, shall not apply to all that part of Oklahoma lying west of a line beginning at the confluence of the North and South Fork of Red River; thence up said North Fork, with the meanderings of the same, to a point where the south boundary line of Roger Mills County, intersects said stream; thence east along the line of said Roger Mills County, and of Washita County, to a point where the east line of Range 17 inter. sects the south line of said Washita County; thence north along said east line to the southeast corner of Congressional Township 20; thence east to the east line of Range 13 West; thence north, with said line to the Cimarron River; thence following the meanderings of sail Cimarron River to the east line of Range 17 West; thence north to Township 26 North; thence east to Range 14 West; thence porth to the Kansas line; and the same is hereby declared a free range country: Provided, however, That the people of said country may by petition, as hereinbefore provided for, have the privilege of voting on the restraining of stock and the result of said vote shall remain in force and effect for a period of five years: Provided further, That any person or persons occupying or using any school, college, or public building or indemnity lands in this Territory, not having leased the same shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined not less than fifty dollars nor more than one hundred dollars, for each and every offense: And provided further, This Act. shall be in force and effect in each Congressional Township west of the line fixed by this Act only at such times as all and the whole of the public school, college, public building, and indemnity lands of such township are held under lease as provided by law.