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AN ACT
AMENDATORY OF AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT REGULATING

ELECTIONB," APPROVED NOVEMBER 6Th, 1861.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa-

tives of Colorado Territory : General SECTION 1. That the word "September," in the third elections henceforth line of the third section of an act entitled "An act to be held on first

regulating elections," approved November 6th, A. D. Tuesday in

1861, be, and the same is hereby stricken out, and August.

the word "August" inserted in lieu thereof. Seoretary Sec. 2. That the word “July," in section twelve be, ghall notify sheriffs of and the same is hereby stricken out, and the word eleotion of members of “June" inserted in lieu thereof. Legislaturo,

Approved January 24th, A. D. 1866.
Approved Janna

between
1st and 15th
of June.

AN ACT

Legal vo ters of Weld

To SUBMIT TO THE LEGAL VOTERS OF WELD COUNTY AN

ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF FARM-
ERS AGAINST THE DEPREDATIONS OF STOCK, IN THE COUN-
TIES OF DOUGLAS AND WELD," APPROVED MARCH 11TH,

A. D. 1864.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa-
tives of Colorado Territory:

SECTION 1. That the act entitled "An act for the county may protection of farmers against the depredations of woning non stock in the counties of Douglas and Weld,” approved of herd law March 11th, A. D. 1864, so far as relates to the county 11th, 1864, to of Weld, shall be submitted to a vote of the legal said county at next gen. voters of said county, at the next or any general elec

tion hereafter, and if said act shall be rejected by a majority of the legal voters of said county, then said

act shall be abolished after the first day of December, Effect of

A. D. 1866, but if not rejected by a majority of said Jeotion. voters, the said act shall remain in force and effect.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 9th, A. D. 1866.

of March

eral elec tion.

such adoption or re

AN ACT
TO AMEND SECTION Six (6) OF AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT
FIXING THE COMPENSATION OF MEMBERS OF THE LEGIS.
LATIVE ASSEMBLY, AND OTHER OFFICERS OF COLORADO
TERRITORY,” APPROVED FEBRUARY 10TH, A. D. 1865.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa

tives of Colorado Territory:

SECTION 1. That section six (6) of said act shall be Jurors tece amended to read as follows: Jurors' fees in district court. courts, per day, two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50); attending inquest over dead body, to be paid out of the county treasury, two dollars and fifty cents ($2.50) Fees for

taking in each; mileage for each mile actually traveled, twenty quest.

y Mileage. cents per mile.

SEC. 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 2nd, A. D. 1866.

AN ACT

TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT

CONCERNING FENCES," APPROVED FEBRUARY 9TH, A. D. 1865.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa

tives of Colorado Territory:

Lawful

shall const

SECTION 1. That section one of said act be amended by striking out of the fourth line of said section the fence-what words "four feet," and insert in lieu thereof "five tute. feet.”

Sec. 2. This act sball take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 2nd, A.D. 1866.

AN ACT

TO AMEND "AN ACT AMENDATORY OF AN ACT ENTITLED AN

ACT RELATING TO FENCING.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa

tives of Colorado Territory :

horded till

December.

stock to be ; SECTION 1. That section one of "An act amendathe 1st of tory to an act relating to fencing," approved March

11th, A. D. 1864, be, and is hereby amended by striking out all after the words “in sieu thereof," in the third line of said section, and inserting therefor "the first day of December."

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 5th, A. D. 1866.

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Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa

tives of Colorado Territory:

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Keeper of SECTION 1. That if any person shall keep any room used for gamb room, building, arbor, booth, shed or tenement of any ling or per description, to be used or occupied for gambling, or ting same to shall knowingly permit the same to be used or occugambling, pied for gambling; or if any person, being the owner

of any room, building, arbor, booth, shed or teneroom &c. to ment of any description, shall rent the same to be gambling, used or occupied for gambling, the person so offendished. ing shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in any sum Maybe fined not less than thirty dollars, nor more than five hun

dred dollars, or be imprisoned in the county jail not

less than ten days, nor more than thirty days, or both, owner of at the discretion of the court; and if the owner of

any room, building, arbor, booth, shed or tenement

of any description, shall know that any gaming tasame to be bles, apparatus or establishment is kept or used in gambling such room, building, arbor, booth, shed or tenement, io complain forthwith of for gambling and winning, betting or gaining souding money or other property, and shall not forthwith

or impris oned, or both. Duty of

any room,
building,
&c., know-
ing the

ny 100m, bunu

the person

failing to

ered to have knt, he shall be taklding, arbor, Topi so homme sed and occupied wingly permaken, held, hot booth, e er

gamblers

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Penalties.

game for

cause complaint to be made against the person so much owner keeping or using such room, building, arbor, booth, complain, shed or tenement, he shall be taken, held, and consid penalties. ered to have knowingly permitted the same to be used and occupied for gambling.

SEC. 2. That if any person shall keep or exhibit Common any gaming table, establishment, device or apparatus what per. to win or gain money or other property, or shall aid, sidered. assist, or permit others to do the same, or if any person shall engage in gambling for a livelihood, or shall be without any fixed residence and in the habit and practice of gambling, he shall be deemed and taken to be a common gambler, and upon conviction thereof, shall be imprisoned in the county jail not less than three months nor more than one year, and be fined in any sum not less than two hundred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars.

Sec. 3. That if any person shall play at any game playing at whatsoever, for any sum of money or other property upon any of value, or shall make any bet or wager for any sum gain, interof money or other property of value, upon the result dictéd. of such game, every such person shall, on conviction Penal thereof, be fined in any sum not less than fifty dollars, nor more than one hundred and fifty dollars.

SEC. 4. That if any person shall, by any device or Inducing a pretense, entice, or tempt and prevail upon, or cause any minor to engage with such person, or with any clared aan. other person or persons, in any game whatsoever, for or. any sum of money or property of value, or shall make any bet or wager with such minor, or cause the same to be done upon the result of any game, every such person shall, on conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and fined in any sum not Penalties. less than fifty dollars, nor more than one hundred and fifty dollars.

SEC. 5. All contracts, promises, agreements, conveyances, securities and notes made, given, granted, for the furexecuted, drawn, or entered into, where the whole, or any part of the consideration thereof shall be for tions de any money, property, or other valuable thing won by any gaming, or by playing at cards, or any gambling device or game of chance, or by betting on the side or hands of any person gaming, or for the reimbursing or paying any money or property knowingly lent or advanced at the time and place of such play, to any person or persons so gaming or betting, shall be utterly void and of no effect.

minor to gamble de clared a misdemean.

All con. tracts made

therance of gaming

clared void.

Assign ments

considera

out of gaming, not

remedies

of sections

clared mig.

indictment,

shall assess aine.

Each day's violation of

a distinct offense.

SEC. 6. No assignment of any bill, bond, note or whereof the other evidence of indebtedness, where the whole or tion arises any part of the consideration for such assignment

Qe shall arise out of any gaming transaction, shall in inding on any manner offset the defense of the person or permaking, and sons making, entering into, executing or giving such not affected instrument so assigned, or the remedies of any person thereby interested therein. Violations Sec. 7. Each and every person who shall violate 1, 2 and 3 de- any of the provisions of sections one, two, three and demeanors. four, of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misde

meanor, and may be indicted and convicted thereof

in the district court of the proper county, and the Punished by court shall assess the fine upon such conviction. and court Every day for which any person or persons shall

keep any house mentioned in the first section of this

act, to be used or occupied for gambling, and shall

e knowingly allow any such place to be used or occusection one pied for gambling, contrary to the provisions of said

section, shall be deemed and held to be a separate

and distinct offense. One-half of Řne to go to SEC. 8. All fines collected under or according to

- the provisions of this act shall be paid, the one-half

thereof to the person giving information of the school fund. offense, and the remainder shall be paid into the school

fund of the county in which the conviction shall be Informer a had; and the person receiving the one-half of such

fine, as informer, shall be deemed and held to be a competent witness upon the trial of such offender.

SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of all sheriffs, coroners, officers on constables, police officers of cities, and other officers the wherea- charged with executing the laws of this territory, bouts of

whenever it shall come to the knowledge of any such devices... officer that any person has in his possession any cards, to seize tables, checks, balls, wheels, or gambling devices of the same be any nature or kind, used or kept for the purpose of

gambling or playing at any game of chance; or that justice of the peace.

any cards, tables, checks, balls, wheels or gambling devices used or kept for the purposes aforesaid may be found in any place, to seize and take such cards, tables, checks, balls, wheels or gambling devices, and convey the same before some judge or justice of the peace of the county in which the same may be found;

and it shall be the duty of such judge or justice of to summon the peace to inquire of such witnesses as he shall and inquire summon to appear before him in that behalf, touching or the stane, the nature of such gambling devices, and if such

informer the other half to county

competent witness.

Duty of all executive

learning of

gambling

kept for use

and convey

fore some judge or

Magistrate

wilnesses

into nature

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