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AN ACT

General elections henceforth to be held on first Tuesday in August.

AMENDATORY OF AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT REGULATING

ELECTIONS, APPROVED NOVEMBER 6TH, 1861.
Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa-

tives of Colorado Territory:

SECTION 1. That the word "September," in the third line of the third section of an act entitled "An act regulating elections," approved November 6th, A. D. 1861, be, and the same is hereby stricken out, and the word "August" inserted in lieu thereof.

SEC. 2. That the word “July,” in section twelve be, and the same is hereby stricken out, and the word "June" inserted in lieu thereof.

Approved January 24th, A. D. 1866.

Secretary
shall notify
sheriffs of
eleotion of
members of
legislature,
between
1st and 15th
of June.

AN ACT

ters of Weld

voto upon

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: Legal vo

SECTION 1. That the act entitled "An act for the county may protection of farmers against the depredations of

stock in the counties of Douglas and Weld," approved application of herd law March 11th, A. D. 1864, so far as relates to the county of March lith, 1861, 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 election 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 such adop- 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.

eral election.

tion 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:

in distriot

SECTION 1. That section six (6) of said act shall be Jurors" Lecce 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.

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:

SECTION 1. That section one of said act be amended

Lawtal by striking out of the fourth line of said section the fence-what

shall constiwords "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 AR

ACT RELATING TO FENCING.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa

tives of Colorado Territory:

Stock to be SECTION 1. That section one of "An act amendahordod till the 1st of tory to an act relating to fencing," approved March December." 11th, A. D. 1864, be, and is hereby amended by strik

ing out all after the words "in lieu 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.

AN ACT

To SUPPRESS GAMBLING AND GAMBLING HOUSES.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representa

tives of Colorado Territory:

Keeper of room used for gamb

renting

be used

how pun ished.

SECTION 1. That if any person shall keep any

room, building, arbor, booth, shed or tenement of any ling or perte 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 teneroomedicato ment of any description, shall rent the same to be gambling- used or occupied for gambling, the person so offend

ing shall, on conviction thereof, be fined in any sum May be 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, 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 ta

bles, apparatus or establishment is kept or used in gambling in such room, building, arbor, booth, shed or tenement, Forthwith of for gambling and winning, betting or gaining

, money or other property, and shall not forthwith

or imprisoned,

or both. Duty of owner of any room, building, &c., knowing the same to be used for

the person so using.

gamblers

song so con

or

game for

Penalties.

cause complaint to be made against the person so much orner

failing to 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 Penalties. 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 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 minor to

gamble de any minor to engage with such person, or with any clared a 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, con. tracts made veyances, securities and notes made, given, granted, for the furr executed, drawn, or entered into, where the whole, gaming or any part of the consideration thereof shall be for tions de any money, property, or other valuable thing won by clared void. 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.

misdemean.

All con

of

Assign ments

tion arises

the person

Violations of sections

and court shall assess Ine.

of section one a distinct offense.

One-half of fine to go to informerthe other half to

SEC. 6. No assignment of any bill, bond, note or whereof the other evidence of indebtedness, where the whole or

any part of the consideration for such assignment out of gam- shall arise out of any gaming transaction, shall in ing, not binding 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.

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.

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 Esclationer knowingly allow any such place to be used or occu.

pied for gambling, contrary to the provisions of said section, shall be deemed and held to be a separate and distinct offense.

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 county 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 competent

fine, as informer, shall be deemed and held to be a

competent witness upon the trial of such offender. Duty of all SEC. 9. It shall be the duty of all sheriffs, coroners,

constables, police officers of cities, and other officers learning of the wherea. charged with executing the laws of this territory, gambling

whenever it shall come to the knowledge of any such

officer that any person has in his possession any cards, kept for use

tables, checks, balls, wheels, or gambling devices of the same be any nature or kind, used or kept for the purpose of Judge or gambling or playing at any game of chance; or that ustice of

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 Magistrate to summon the peace to inquire of such witnesses as he shall and Inquire summon to appear before him in that behalf, touching intohnstone the nature of such gambling devices, and if such

witness.

executive oficers on

bouts of

devices

to seize and convey

fore some

the peace.

of same.

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