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To amend an act entitled “ An Act Regulating the'Brand

ing Herding, and Care of Stock." Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That section seven (7) of an act regulating the branding, herding and care stock for taxrof stock, passed at the Ninth Legislative Assembly, be amended to read as follows: When any stock is driven into a county for the purpose of grazing therein, at any time previous to the last day of December in any year, it shall be liable to be assessed for all taxes leviable in that county for that year, the same as if it had been in that county at the time of the annual assessment; and it shall be lawful for the proper officers to assess and collect the same at any time after the usual time of assessment and collection ; Provided, That such stock has not been regularly assessed in some other county of the Territory for that year. And it shall be the duty of the County Assessor, when required by the person having such stock in charge, to give a certificate of assessment, stating the number, kind and value of stock assessed, and such certificate shall be sufficient evidence of a legal assessment of such stock for that year; and, provided further, that if any Assessor shall fraudulently give to any person such certificate or any person shall, in any manner, illegally obtain such certificate, shall, on conviction, be fined in any court of the Territory having competent jurisdiction, in any sum not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both, at the discretion of the Court. All fines resulting from the provisions of this section shall be for the use and benefit of the county in which the assessment should be properly made.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from and after

its passage.

Approved February 12th, 1874.

AN ACT

mitted to run at

To Amend An Act entitled “An Act Regulating the

Branding, Herding and Care of Stock," approved February 9th, 1872.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representgretions -trickatives of Colorado Territory, That Section five of

said act be stricken out, and the following inserted in lieu thereof: “Section 5. No mustang or other

inferior stallion over the age of one year; nor any What hall not be per: Texan, Mexican or Cherokee bull, or other inferior large. bull over the

age of one year; nor any Mexican or other inferior ram over the age of two months, shall be permitted to run at large in this Territory; and no stallion of any kind over the age of one year shall be permitted to run at large in Boulder and Weld Counties, nor shall any stallion over the age of one year, be permitted to run at large in said Territory, except with a band of mares not less than ten in number. The owner or person in charge of such animal or animals as are prohibited from running at large by this section, who shall permit such animal or animals to run at large, may be fined for each offense not less than fifty (50) dollars nor more than two hundred (200) dollars. And it shall be lawful for any stock-grower to castrate or cause to be cas. trated, any such animal found running at large; Provided, That if any person shall castrate any stallion, bull or ram, and it shall on proper evidence before any competent court, be proven to the satisfaction of said court that such animal was not of a class of stock prohibited from running at large by this act, said person shall be liable to damages to the amount of treble the value of said animal so castrated, and costs of suit; Provided, also, That for the purposes of this act, any stallion possessing onequarter (1) of Mustang blood, shall be deemed a Mustang stallion; any bull possessing one-quarter (1) Texan, Mexican, or Cherokee blood, shall be deemed a

recorded.

Texan, Mexican or Cherokee bull, as the case may be; and any ram possessing one-quarter (1) Mexican blood, shall be deemed a Mexican ram; And provided further, That this section shall not take effect and be in force within the counties of Huerfano, Las Animas, Costilla, and Conejos.

Sec. 2. That section nine (9) of said act be and the Brands must be same is hereby amended, by adding thereto the following words :

“ That any such person or persons so desiring, may in the manner and with like effect as hereinbefore in this act is provided, record his, her or their mark or brand, in any county in this Territory, other than the county in which he, she or they may reside, provided the said mark or brand has not been heretofore recorded in such county by some other person or persons. And if any Clerk and Recorder of any county in this Territory ehall, for any person or persons, record any mark or brand, there being at the time of such recording a similar living mark or brand upon the records of his county, such Clerk and Recorder shall be liable to pay a fine of not less than twenty (20) dollars,nor more than one hundred (100) dollars; And providei further, That where two or more similar marks and brands have been heretofore recorded in any one county in this Territory, the oldest record shall entitle the owners of said mark or brand to the exclusive use thereof in said county

Sec. 3. That section sixteen (16) of said act be stricken out, and the following inserted in lieu thereof: " Section 16. The County Commissioners of the several counties in this Territory shall have power, on request or ample notice given, to order that cattle be gathered together, or rounded-up, at such times and places as shall be convenient and desirable to stock owners in their respective counties, and under such rules and regulations as the said County Commissioners shall provide, and under

Roudups.

Stock stealing defined as grand lareeny.

their care and supervision. Provided, That such round-up shall not occur oftener than once in each year.”

Sec. 4. That section eighteen (18) of said act be stricken out, and the following inserted in lieu thereof: “Section 18. That all cases which are by this act declared to be larcenies, and in all cases of the felonious taking, stealing, riding, driving, leading, and carrying away of any animal, or animals, herein referred to, the same shall be deemed and taken to be, and the courts of this Territory shall construe and hold the same to be grand larceny,and subjecting the offender, or offenders, to be condemned to the penitentiary for a term of not less than one (1) year nor more than ten (10) years, notwithstanding the value of such animal, or animals, may be less than twenty (20) dollars.”

SEC. 5. That the said act be, and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto the following, to be known and numbered: “Section 19. Chapters twenty-nine (29), fifty-eight (58) and eighty (80), and so much of section sixty (60) of chapter twenty-two (22) as conflicts in any manner with this act, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 13th, 1874.

AN ACT

To amend an act entitled “ An Act regulating the Brand

ing, Herding, and Care of Stock," approve:1 February gth, 1872.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That said act is hereby amended by adding after section sixteen (16) the following section :

That any person or persons owning twenty-five (25) or more cows, shall not be allowed to let them run at large without providing and letting run at large with them, not less than one (1) bull, of good American graded stock, for each and every twenty-five (25) cows 8o owned and let run at large; and any person or persons who shall violate the provisions of this section, upon conviction in any court in this Territory, shall be fined in a sum of not less than twenty-five (25) nor more than two hundred dollars for each offense; Provided, That this act shall apply only to the counties of Bent, El Paso, Pueblo and Elbert.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after the first (1st) day of May, A. D. 1872 [1874].

Approved February 13th, 1874.

AN ACT

Concerning the Library of the Supreme Court.

charge of library

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory, That hereafter the Clerk to have Clerk of the Supreme Court shall have charge and custody of the books pertaining to the library of the Supreme Court. IIe shall provide a suitable room convenient to the chambers of said Court, which shall be occupied as his office as Clerk of the Supreme Court and as such Librarian.

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the said Librarian to keep his said office open every day in the year, Sundays and holidays excepted, from 9 o'clock A. M. till 5 o'clock P. M. of each day, so that the attorneys of this Territory and the Judges thereof may have access to said library, and it shall be the duty of the said Clerk to provide necessary furniture for said office, and for this purpose and for the rental proper

Appropriation

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