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Sec. 2. The territorial auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant upon the territorial treasury in payment of all bills presented to him for the printing of the rules of the supreme and district courts, duly approved by the clerk of the supreme court, not to exceed the amount mentioned in Section 1 of this act. The printing provided for herein to be let to the lowest responsible bidder.
Sec. 3. All laws and parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and approval.
AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT APPROPRIATING ADDITIONAL FUNDS
FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE RIO GRANDE IN RIO ARRIBA
Sec. 1. Appropriation of $500.00 for certain purposes.
Mexico: Section 1. There is hereby appropriated, out of any funds in the treasury to the credit of the "Improvement of the Rio Grande Fund” from the sale or leasing of lands donated to the Territory for the purpose of improving the Rio Grande, the sum of five huridred dollars ($500), to be expended under the direction of the board of county commissioners of the county of Rio Arriba and payable to said commissioners upon voucher therefor.
Sec. 2. This act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.
AN ACT AMENDATORY OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT FOR THE
RELIEF OF THE COUNTY OF TORRANCE." APPROVED FEBRUARY 18, 1907. H. B. No. 222; Approved March 18, 1907.
Sec. 1. Amending act entitled, “An Act for the relief of the County of Torrance."
Mexico: Section 1. That an act entitled “An Act for the relief of the County of Torrance,” approved February 18, 1907, be amended so that it read as follows: "Section 1. The Treasurer of the Territory of New Mexico is nereby authorized and directed to loan to the County of Torrance, the sum of four thousand dollars ($4,000.00) for the period of five years, to bear interest at the rate of five per centum per annum, interest to be payable semi annually; an obligation in the shape of a promissory note, or other proper evidence of the indebtedness incurred by virtue of the loan herein provided for, shall be executed by the county commissioners of said County of Torrance in favor of the Territory of New Mexico, which said obligation shall be prepared by the attorney general of said Territory. The sum of this loan shall be used exclusively for the purpose of aiding said County of Torrance in the holding of a term of court within and for the said county for the trial of criminal and civil cases therein pending, and shall be placed to the credit of the Court Fund of said county by the board of county commissioners thereof, and the judge of the district court within and for said county is hereby authorized to use same for the purposes hereinbefore expressed.
"Sec. 2. That the county commissioners of the County of Torrance are hereby directed and required to assess, levy and collect in the same manner as the general taxes in said county are assessed, levied and collected, a sufficient amount of taxes each year after this date, to raise the one-fifth part of the said four thousand dollars ($4,000.00), which said amounts as coilected shall be retained in a special fund known as the “Territorial Loan Fund," and shall be used solely and only for the purposes of paying the interest upon said loan and the principal thereof, and the same when collecte and so placed in said fund shall be turned over to the territorial treasurer at the end of each fiscal year hereafter, to be credited by him upon the obligation of said County of Torrance.”
“Sec. 3. This act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.'
.Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.
AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 124 OF THE LAWS OF THE 36th
LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. H. B. No. 199; Approv. ed March 20, 1907.
Sec. 1. Amending Section 24, Chapter 124, Laws of 36tLegislative Assembiy:
Mexico: Section 1. That Section 24 of Chapter 124 of the Laws of the 36th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, entitled, "An act relating to public highways, approved March 16th, 1905," be and the same hereby is amended so as to read as follows:
“Sec. 24. The board of county commissioners shall divide their counties into not more than three road districts, which said districts shall be the same as the county commissioner districts of the county. In each district so formed there shall be appointed annually by the county commissioners a road overseer of such district, who shall hold his office for a period of one year, or until his successor is duly qualified, who shall file with the probate clerk a sufficient bond, in the sum of not less than one thousand dollars ($1000), to be approved by the board of county commissioners, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties as such road overseer and to secure the payment of any money that he may receive under the provisions of this act, and the delivery to his successor in office of any tools or other property which he may have in his possession at the expiration of his term of office."
That Section 25 of said act of the 36th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico hereinbefore men. tioned is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Sec. 25. The board of county commissioners of the respective counties of the Territory may levy a tax for road purposes, which shall not exceed three mills on the dollar, to be levied and collected in the same manner and at the same time as other property taxes are levied and collected in each year. The commissioners shall apportion the funds so collected for the road districts provided for in Section 24 hereof, and all such taxes shall be paid out only upon the order of the board of county commissioners.'
Sec. 3. That Section 26 of said act of the 36th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico herein before mentioned is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
"Sec. 26. Every able-bodied man between the ages of twenty-one and sixty years shall annually pay to the road overseer of the district wherein he resides, a road tax of three dollars, or in lieu of such sum shall labor on the public roads three days, whenever notified by the road overseer as hereinafter provided, and all moneys collected and received by any road overseer appointed under the provisions of this act shall be by him paid into the county treasury to the credit of the road fund for the district within which said money was collected, and all moneys paid out for work upon roads or for tools, supplies, materials or repairs, shall be paid by an order signed by the road overseer upon the county treasurer to be paid out of the funds set apart to the road district in which said road overseer shall have been appointed. Any road overseer who shall appropriate or convert to his own use any money collected by him, or any property, tools, materials or supplies belonging to any county, or used in any road district provided for in this act, shall be deemed guilty of embezzlement, and upon conviction thereof shall be fined not less than one hundred dollars ($100.00) nor more than five hundred dollars ($500.00), and imprisoned in the county jail not less than one month or more than six months."
Sec. 4. That Section 34 of said act of the 36th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico herein before mentioned is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Sec. 34. Each road overseer, appointed under the provisions of this act shall report to the board of county commissioners at the regular December meeting in each year of said board, a list of all persons in his road district subject to a road tax, the names of all persons who have performed work in lieu thereof, the amount of money collected and paid into the county treasury by him, the amount of orders issued by him
in payment for labor, tools, materials, supplies and repairs in connection with the work on the roads in his district, and showing in detail the purpose for which such orders were issued, and the number of days of actual service as road overseer performed by him, and the list of delinquents; which said report shall be veritied before some officer authorized by law to administer oaths.
Sec. 5. That Section 35 of said act of the 36th Legislative Assembly herein before referred to is hereby amended so as to read as follows:
“Sec. 35. Each road overseer shall receive as compensation for his services a sum to be fixed by the board of county commissioners, not exceeding three dollars ($3.00) per day, for each day's service rendered as such road overseer, to be paid out of the road fund in the county treasury belonging to the respective districts. Such compensation shall only be paid upon the filing of the verified account mentioned in Section 34 hereof, and a day's service as such road overseer is hereby defined to be a day in which said road overseer is actually engaged in the supervision and work over and upon the roads in his district.”.
Sec 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after January 1, 1908.
AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 10 OF CHAPTER 7 OF THE LAWS
OF 1905. H. B. No. 191; Approved March 20, 1907.
Sec. 1. Amending Section 10. Chapter 7, Laws of 1905.
“There shall be erected at the south east corner of the Public Plaza in the city of Santa Fe, immediately opposite the Old Exchange Hotel, known as the 'Fonda', a stone arch with suitable inscription marking the same as a principal point on the Santa Fe Trail; said arch shall be constructed by convict labor, upon plans to be secured and selected by the superintendent of the penitentiary, the mayor of the city of Santa Fe