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l·`lFTY·FOURTH CONGRESS. Sess. I. CHS. 154, 155. 1896. 113 by the Commissioners of the District of Columbia and granted by them a written permit to commence or continue business in said District in compliance with the requirements of this Act. Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the proper officers of any such m$PP“°“i°”f°'P°'· college, before commencing or continuing business, to apply to the said ' Commissioners for registration and a permit to commence or continue business; and said Commissioners are hereby authorized and required to make such regulations concerning the form of such application, the Regulations. evidence to be adduced in support thereof, and the method of taking such evidence as they may deem best, and shall have power, and it shall be their duty, to give public notice of all hearings upon such applications; and no registration and permit shall be granted until after the Commissioners shall have, by the inquiry and hearing hereinbefore Inquiryastofltness, provided for and such other inquiry as they may see lit to make, satisfied °*°· themselves that all such medical or dental colleges are fully equipped, both by the character and fitness of the faculty and the sufficiency of their appliances, to give suitable and sufficient instruction in the theory and practice of medicine or dental surgery. _ _ Sec. 3. That it shall be the duty of the proper officers of every med- R°g"""""°"‘ ical or dental college not incorporated by a special Act of Congress which is now doing business in said District to apply for such certificate and registration within thirty days of the passage of this Act; and no such college hereafter sought to be opened in said District shall commence business without first obtaining such registration and permit. Sec. 4. That such of the officers and of the faculty of any such med- Penalty for failure ical or dental college now in existence, and of every such college here- t° "g‘“°° after sought to be opened in said District, which shall continue or commence to oder instruction in such capacity without first obtaining registration and permit, as hereinbefore provided, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof in the police court of said District, upon an information similar to that filed in the case of violations of the police regulations made by the said Commissioners, shall be fined not less than twenty-five nor more than two hundred and fifty dollars, and in default of payment thereof shall be imprisoned in the common jail of said District not less than thirty nor more than ninety days; said fines when collected to be paid into the Treasury of the United States to the credit of the District of Columbia. _ _ Sec. 5. That in any case when such action shall be necessary in the ,,,;’,§}““°°‘°“ p’°°°°‘1‘ opinion of the said Commissioners to give full effect to the intent of this Act they shall have power, and it shall be their duty, to tile in the supreme court of the District of Columbia, in the name of the said District, a bill in equity against the proper parties praying an injunction against the opening or continuance of any such college not registered and granted a permit as aforesaid; and jurisdiction is hereby conferred J¤ri¤<1i¤¢i<>¤- upon such court to hear and determine such causes. _ Sec. 6. That all acts and parts of acts and all charters heretoibre R°*’°““"`°‘°“‘°"" obtained by any medical or dental college under the general incorporation laws in force in said District, so far as inconsistent with this Act, are hereby repealed. Approved, May 4, 1896. CHAP. 155.--An Act To establish and provide for the government of Greer Mw 4- lm; County, Oklahoma, and thr other purposes. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the United States of America in Congress assembled, That the portion of the Terri- <_§!:¢e¢§,¤¤m¢y.0k1¤. tory of Oklahoma bounded by the North Fork of the Red River and the °r° mz ‘ State of Texas, heretofore known as Greer County, Texas, be, and the same is hereby, established as Greer County of Oklahoma, with Mangnm as the county seat. The present county officers of said county shall be County emma. continued in office until the first Tuesday of November, eighteen hundred and niuetysix, or until their successors are elected and qualitied, srnr 1..-voL 29--8