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SEC. 1.;: The Territory of Colorado shall be and the v4.8 309. in same is hereby divided into three Judicial Districts, in Three Juthe manner and with the limits in this act specified, triote.

SEC. %. The Counties of Arapahoe, Douglas, Weld, Lake, Park and Summit shall constitúte the Fire First Judicial District..' yaoi wo Suriari o emot · SEO. 8., The Counties of Clear Creek, Jefferson, Second na Gilpin, Boulder and Larime Larimer) shall constitute Distriebow139 the Second Judicial District. Business ide!) its XDET SEC, 4. The Counties of El Passo, [Paso,) Fre' Third 4 d

ou District mont, Pueblo, Huerfano, Costilla and Conejos shall constitute the Third Judicial District. D i ss *!! 1. SÉch 5, All of that portion of the Territory of Colorado which is not included within the limits of any of the Counties aforesaid, whether the same, be Yerritory

e included in 1 Spanish Grants, Indian Reservation, or other territory his and which lies north of a line running east and west Judicial o;; ; through the most southerly point of Douglas County, shall be included in and constitute a part of said First Judicial District.

9 SEO. 6. All that portion of the Territory of Colo· rado which is not included within the limits of any of

Cortaid the counties aforesaid, whether the same be Spanish

, Grants, Indian Rerervations or other territory, and included in which lies south of the line mentioned in section five Judicialisere of this act, shall be included within and constitute a no part of said Third Judicial District. Int !! “ SEC. 7-The Hon. Charles Lee Armor is hereby m assigned to the First Judicial District as the Judge Lee Armor thereof, and he shall reside in said district and hold assigned to

First Nadie terms, of court therein, at: the time and places as hi

ial District. follows, that is to say: at the City of Denver, in the County of Arapahoe, commencing on the first Tues- court in

Arapahoe is day of March and December and the second Tuesday coa of June in each and every year. At Laurette, in the rain County of Park, commencing on the third Tuesday court in

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court therein, at the times and places following, that court in Gil. is to say: At Central City, in the County of Gilpin, pln county. commencing on the first Tuesday of April and on the

3.4 second Tuesday in July and October in each and every Terms.opus yearsil At Idaho, in the County of Clear Creek, com

Creek mencing on the second Tuesday of May and on the county, third Tuesday of Novemberin each year. . At Golden Terms of City, in the County of Jefferson, commenəing on the Setterona, second Tuesday in February and on the third Tuesday

w of August in each and every yeari ! At Boulder City, Terms of in the County of Boulder, commencing on the third Boulder T Tuesday of March in each year: 20,? Ar county.ituid

W listec.919: The Hon.''Btephen S. Harding is hereby Hon. S. S... assigned to the Third Judicial Distriet as Judge signed to thereof and he shall reside in said District and hold dicial Dis- terms of Court therein at the time and places follows trict.avi 157 ing, that is ito say: 'vi At Pueblo, in the County of Terms of Pueblo, commencing on the first Tuesday in May and eblo conoty, the second Tuesday in September in each year. At Terms of San Luis or Middle Culebra, in the County of Costilla,

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urtst under the Constitution and Laws of the United States for the First in the First Judicial District, shall be held at Denver District to , City in said district at the time herein before provided Denver City for the holding of courts at said Denver City. ; si

SEC. 11. Terms of the District Courts of the U. S. Dis- ,, United States for the transaction of business arising for Second under the Constitution and Laws of the United States bo hold st in the Second Judicial District, shall be held at Central Contral City City

ter City, in the said District, at the time hereinbefore proup vided for the holding of Courts at said Central City,

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SEC. 13, All suits, aetions, indictments, processes and proceedings pending in the District Courts of the United States for the First Judicial District, as here- cas in before organized and constituted, shall be deemed tried in and held to be pending in, and shall be tried in and by Judic'al the District Court of the United States for the First Judicial District as constituted, organized and enacted by this act, and all suits, actions, indictments, processes and proceedings pending in the District Court of the pending in United States for the second and third Judicial Districts Third Disas heretofore organized and constituted shall be deemed and held to be pending in and shall be tried in and by the Distriot Courts of the United States for the Third Judicial District as constituted, organized and enacted by this act. ,. .

; SEC. 14. The successors in office of the several Judges herein before assigned to the several districts, respectively, shall hold the term of Court as provided in this act in the said several districts, respectively.

SEC. 15. The Counties of Weld and Douglas shall Douglas be and the same are hereby attached to the County of tached to Arapahoe for judicial purposes..

Sec. 16. The County of Larime Larimer) shall be Larimer and the same is hereby attached to the County of attached to Boulder for judicial purposes, i

Sec. 17. The Counties of El Paso, Fremont and Huerfano'shall (be) and the same are hereby attached and Huerfato the County of Pueblo for judicial purposes.

SEC. 18. The County of Conejos shall be and the same is hereby attached to the County of Costilla for judicial purposes.

Sec. 19. Each county shall be liable for the expenses Each incured (incurred] by the same, on account or by rea- bounty liason of said courts, and the Clerk of each Court shall, own

expenses, at the conclusion of each term, or within thirty days thereafter, make out and certify, under seal of said Court, a correct account of all the expenses incured [incurred] at said term by each of the counties attached to the one in which said term of court is held and transmit the same to the Board of Commissioners of such County incurring such expenses, who shall, at the first meeting thereafter, credit the same and give commisorders on the County Treasurer for the payment audit and thereof to the parties entitled thereto as in other cases pay respenisof payment of county expenses.

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SEC. 21,' It shall be the duty of the Deputy Clerk of the said District Court in such toounties as are ... hereby attached to other counties for judicial purposes : to inclose the original papers in such courts, civil or

criminal, now or hereafter pending in said county,

together with a certified copy of all entries made in ' ; such cases in an envelope, sealed up and by him

directed to the Clerk of the District Court of the district and in the county to which his said county may be attached for judicial purposes, and upon the receipt of such papers by the Clerk of such District Court it shall be his duty to open and file the same and there

upon 'said cause shall be proceeded with in all respects ..!! as if originally commenced in the county in which 19said court is 'held. ir diri '',,') i

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attached for judicial purposes as provided in this act, jurors shall be summoned from the several counties so attached in proportion, as near as may be, to the population and business of said counties respectively.

SEC. 23. All causes, actions and proceedings, civil and criminal, instituted, pending or brought in any court of this territory in which process has been issued prior to the passage of this act, returnable to any term of court as provided by existing laws, shall be deemed and held to be pending in such courts at the term pro

vided in this act, next succeeding the term to which :.. such process shall have been made returnable, and

such process shall be deemed and held returnable to the term of such courts provided in this act next $UC

ceeding the term to which the same has been made Pioviso, returnable: Provided, That in all cases in which a

term of any court shall by this act be required to be held prior to the time which process shall have been

made returnable, according to existing laws as afore, , said, it shall be lawfull flawful] for the parties to the Duty of action in which such process shall have been issued,

9- to sue out, and for the clerk of any court in which such iprocess,etc: action shall be pending to issue other process return

able to the term of such court provided by this act; and thereafter the suit action or proceeding shall proceed as if the same had been originally brought to the

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SEC. 25. An act entitled "An act concerning the p ri District and Şupreme Court, approved November 8th, Repealing A. D., 1861; and an act entitled "An act to divide clause. the Territory of Colorado into Judicial Districts, and to provide for the time of holding courts in the same, approved August 15th, A. D. 1862," and an act entitled “5. An act to divide the Territory of Colorado into Judicial Districts and provide for holding courts in the same, approved March 5th, A. D., 1864; and ai act entitled "An act supplementary to an act entitled 'An act to divide the Territory of Colorado into Judicial Districts, and to provide for the time of holding courts in the same, approved March 5th, A, D, 1864;"" and all acts and parts of acts inconsistant [inconsistent) with this act shall be and the same are hereby repealed, 1. SEC. 26., Whenever the Judge assigned to any Judicial District shall, in writing, request any other Judgo of Judge of the Territory to hold any term of court in may hold the District to which the Judge making such request shall have been assigned, it shall be lawfull [lawful] for the Judge receiving such request, upon filing the Judge shall same with the Clerk of the Court so to be holden,' to with clerk, hold such term in like manner and with 'like effect as etc. if the same were holder by the Judge assigned to such District,

SEG. 27. This act shall take effect and be in force in and after its passage.

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