Compiled and edited by Charles J. Kappler. Washington : Government Printing Office, 1913.
|Chap. 2573||Oklahoma. Osage Indian Reservation made a recording district.
34 Stat., 209
|Chap. 2573||Recorder at Pawhuska.|
|Chap. 2573||Disposal of surplus fees.|
|Sec. 2||Effect of recording deeds, etc.|
|Sec. 2||Proviso. Termination.|
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the Osage Indian Reservation, in Oklahoma Territory, be, and the same is hereby, declared to be a recording district for the purpose of recording and filing such deeds, mortgages, and other instruments in writing as are authorized by the law of Oklahoma Territory affecting property within said reservation. And the deputy clerk of the district court located at the town of Pawhuska, on the said reservation, shall be ex officio register of deeds. As compensation for services the said recorder is hereby authorized to retain the fees legally collected by him for the recording of deeds and other instruments, up to and including the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars per annum, and the fees collected by him shall be the same as are charged for like service in other recording districts in said Territory. Said recorder shall make monthly reports to the Secretary of the Interior of the fees collected by him, and said Secretary is hereby authorized to use such part of said fees as may be needed for the purchase of records, books, supplies, and expenses of said office. If the receipts of said office exceed the said sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars, the said excess shall be turned into the Treasury of the United States. This act shall not be construed to in any way obligate the Government to pay the said recorder any deficiency below the sum of one thousand eight hundred dollars yearly.
That all deeds, papers, and other instruments recorded by said recorder in the Osage Nation shall have the same effect, legally or otherwise, as if recorded in the recording office of any regularly organized county in the Oklahoma Territory: Provided, That this act shall become inoperative when the Osage Reservation shall become an organized county of Oklahoma, and all records shall be turned over to the proper county officer whenever such county is organized.
Approved, June 4, 1906.