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to the National Council; provided, that any officer, failing to comply with the provisions of this act, shall forfeit twenty-five dollars of his salary, and the Principal Chief shall withhold the same from the officer so offending, and it is hereby made the duty of the treasurer to promptly report all such delinquencies to the Principal Chief. (Nov. 26th, 1880.)

ARTICLE XXXI.

PROHIBITING citizens OF THE UNITED STATES FROM KILLING GAME IN THE CHEROKEE NATION.

Sec. 143. It shall be the duty of the sheriffs of the' several districts of this Nation to arrest all persons found killing game within the limits thereof, and not citizens of this Nation, and deliver the same, together with their arms, ammunition, traps, and other articles used in hunting, trapping and fishing, to the United States Indian Agent.

Sec. 144. Any citizen of this Nation who shall have in his employ a citizen of the United States, with or without a permit, who violates the provisions of this act, and fails to report the same to the sheriff of the district, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction before the district court, be fined in a sum not less than ten nor more than twenty-five dollars, and upon failure to pay such fine, be imprisoned for a term not less than thirty days, at the discretion of the court. (Dec. 5th, 1877.)

ARTICLE XXXII.

RELATING TO PHYSICIANS.

Sec. 14-4T "The Principal Chief is authorized and required to appoint a board of physicians to consist of three persons, who are regular graduates of some well authenticated medical school, and residents of the Nation, whose duty it shall be to examine all persons, not citizens of the Nation, who have located, or may locate hereafter, within the limits of said Nation for the purpose of practicing medicine.

Sec. Any person, desiring to come before the board for examination shall make his or her application to the president of the board, in writing, and shall accompany such application with sufficient references of his or her moral character in the community in which he or she resided in the year previous, and shall also accompany such application with- the endorsement of four or more citizens of the Nation, resident in the vicinity where the applicants may desire to practice medicine. Such application shall likewise be accompanied with the sum of twenty-five dollars which shall be the fee for examination.

Se£. Any person, coming before the board and

standing a/satisfactory examination, shall be furnished a certificate of the same, and upon presentation of such certificate to the United States Indian Agent, he is requested to grant the holder thereof, a permit to reside in the Cherokee Nation for one year, for the purpose only of practicing medicine, and to renew, annually, such permit, upon satisfactory evidence of good behavior.

Sec. 14^ Any person not a citizen, and claiming to be a physician, and failing to comply with the provisions of this act, shall be deemed an intruder, and dealt with accordingly; and it shall be the duty of said board to report to the Principal Chief any person, making application and failing to pass a satisfactory examination." (Nov. 24th, 1873.)

Sec 14^ The Principal Chief is authorized to grant the holder of a certificate, of a satisfactory examination, from the "board of physicians," a permit to remain within the Cherokee Nation, under the same terms and conditions as the act of November 24th, 1873, grants to the United States Indian Agent.

Sec. l£@ Any physician, lawfully practicing his profession within the Nation may collect, in the same manner and upon the same conditions as other debts are collected, before any of the courts of this Nation, not exceeding seventy-five cents per mile in going to visit a patient during the hours from sunrise to sunset, and not exceeding one dollar per mile from sunset to sunrise, (Dec. 7th, 1878.)

ARTICLE XXXIII.

RELATING TO PUBLIC FERRIES.

Sec. 15^. Any person desirous of keeping a public ferry, shall first be required to obtain a license for that purpose from the national treasurer, and for which he shall pay annually in advance, the following tax, to-wit: For a ferry on the Arkansas, Canadian, or Grand rivers, the sum of twenty-five dollars per annum; on the Illinois, Verdigris, and "Neosho" rivers, the sum of ten dollars per annum. Any person, so obtaining a license, shall be required to keep good boats and ferrymen, and cross all persons promptly during seasonable hours, (Sundays excepted,) when it can be done with safety, at rates heretofore fixed and customary. No person shall be allowed to open a new ferry within less than half a mile of any ferry established agreeably to the provisions of this act.

Sec. la$J Any person, found guilty of a violation of the provisions of this act, shall be subject to a fine for every such offense, in a sum double the amount of the license established above, one half for the benefit of the informer, and the other for the treasury. All such fines. shall be recoverable before the courts of the Nation. (October 31st, 1849.)

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CHAPTER XIII.

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AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE PUBLIC DOMAIN. O

ARTICLE I.

LUMBER AND TIMBER.

Sec. 1. From and after the publication of this act, as provided by the treaty of 1866, it shall not be lawful for any person, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, or non-citizen, to sell, or dispose of any lumber, or sawed timber, or other timber, to any person not a citizen of the Cherokee Nation.

Sec . 2. It shall not be lawful for any person, a citizen of the Cherokee Nation, to transport, ship, haul, carry, or remove any timber, whether the same be sawed or otherwise, beyond the jurisdiction or geographical limits of the Cherokee Nation, and any person offending, as herein provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction of the same before the district court of the district wherein the offense shall have been committed, shall be fined in a sum of not less than fifty, nor more than one hundred dollars, together with the cost of prosecution, at the discretion

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