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real estate amendment,” is hereby amended to read as follows:

“The county judge may, upon verified petition supported by sufficient evidence showing that the best interest of the owners of the real estate affected requires it, by an order, grant authority to the administrators or executors of the estate of deceased persons or to the guardians of the estates of minors, incompetents or insane persons, to enter into contracts for and to renew or extend the time of payment of any mortgage or lien upon the real estate of such estate or ward, or to execute a new mortgage for the purpose of paying off and securing the release of any such mortgage or lien, provided that in no case shall such authority be granted to mortgage, or contract for the renewal or extension of any mortgage for an amount greater than may be necessary to pay liens existing at the time such order is granted including principal, interest, taxes and such reasonable expense as may be incident to perfecting such renewal extension or new mortgage."

Emergency.

Section 2. It being immediately necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety, an emergency is hereby declared and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 4, 1915.

CHAPTER 12

CLERK OF SUPREME COURT—DUTIES—WITHDRAWAL OF

TRANSCRIPT.

AN ACT to amend section 9, chapter 97 of the Session Laws of 1913, entitled “AA

Act relating to the office of Clerk of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, and providing for the necessary assistants, the salary of the Clerk of the Supreme Court and the fees to be charged by said Clerk," relating to the withdrawal of records from the office of the Clerk of the Supreme Court, and declaring an Emergency.

Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:
Transcripts_Term and Cost of Withdrawal.

Section 1. That section 9 of chapter 97 of the Session Laws of 1913, entitled "An Act relating to the office of Clerk of the Supreme Court of Oklahoma, and providing for the necessary assistants, the salary of the Clerk of the Supreme Court and the fees to be charged by said Clerk," be amended to read as follows:

"Section 9. The transcript of case-made may be temporarily withdrawn by an attorney of record in the case and in all such cases the attorneys receiving such transcript or case-made shall receipt for the same, and return it to the clerk within twenty days from its receipt, such attorney paying all charges or transmitting and returning such transcript or case-made."

Section 2. An emergency is hereby declared by reason whereof it is necessary for the preservation of the public peace, health and safety that this Act take effect and be in force, from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 4, 1915.

CHAPTER 13.

CRIMES-REWARD FOR APPREHENSION OF CRIMINALS.

AN ACT authorizing the Governor to offer reward for the prevention and sup

pression of crime, making an appropriation therefor, and declaring an emer.

gency. Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Reward for Arrest and Conviction.

Section 1. The Governor is hereby authorized in his discretion to offer a reward of not exceeding one thousand dollars ($1,000.00) for the arrest and conviction of any person who commits or attempts to commit any felony. Such reward may be paid to any officer, agency or person who makes such arrest and conviction is secured. In case any person shall forcibly resist arrest, and shall be killed in the attempt to accomplish his arrest, the reward shall, in the discretion of the Governor, be paid the same as in the case of conviction.

Appropriation.

Section 2. There is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the Treasury, not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ($15,000.00), or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purpose of this act, to be paid out upon voucher approved by the Governor. Emergency.

Section 3. An emergency is hereby declared to exist by reason whereof it is necessary for the immediate preservation of the public health, peace and safety that this act take effect from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 5, 1915.

CHAPTER 14.

SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS-STATE INSPECTOR OF

SCHOOLS REPEAL.

AN ACT to repeal chapter 131 of the Session Laws of 1911; “An Act empowering

the State Superintendent to appoint a state inspector of schools; and fixing

his duties and salary." Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Repeal.

Section 1, chapter 131, of the Session Laws of Oklahoma, 1911, approved March 22, 1911, an act entitled, "An Act empowering the state superintendent to employ a state inspector of schools; and fixing his duties and salary,” is hereby repealed.

Approved February 9, 1915.

CHAPTER 15.

COURTS—COURT TOWNS-SNYDER-REPEAL.

AN ACT repealing sections 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, and 8, article 21, chapter 14, of

the Session Laws of Oklahoma, of 1909, the same being House Bill No. 519, and Sections 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930 and 1931 of the Harris-Day Code. Said bill relating to the establishment of a county court at Snyder, in Kiowa county,

and declaring an emergency. Be It Enacted by the People of the State of Oklahoma:

Repeal.

Section 1. That article 21, chapter 14, of the Session Laws of 1909, the same being House Bill Number 519, and sections 1926, 1927, 1928, 1929, 1930, and 1931, of chapter 21, article 2, of the Harris-Day Code, said bill relating to the establishment of a county court at Snyder, in Kiowa county, be and the same is hereby repealed. Disposition of Pending Causes.

Section 2. All causes, actions and proceedings, both civil and criminal, together with the dockets, records, and files now being, or that are pending in the county court at Snyder, shall forthwith be transferred to and deposited in the county court at Hobart, in said county.

Emergency

Section 3. For the preservation of the public peace, health and safety an emergency is hereby declared to exist, by reason whereof this act shall take effect and be in force immediately after its passage and approval.

Approved February 9, 1915.

CHAPTER 16.

SCHOOLS AND SCHOOL DISTRICTS-TRANSFER OF PUPILS AND

FUNDS.

AN ACT amending section 3 article 16 pi chapter 219, of the Session Laws oi Ok

lahoma, 1913, relating to the transfer of pupils and funds from one school district to another.

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

Section 1. Section 3, article 16, of chapter 219 of the Session Laws of 1913 is hereby amended to read as follows:

“Section 3.” On the date of said hearing any member of either board affected by the transfer may appear before the county superintendent at his office in the county and give any reason why the transfer should not be made. After having heard any member of either board who desires to be heard, if the county superintendent is of the opinion that it

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