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CHAPTER 21.

An Act To Prevent Injury To Ditches, Pipe Lines, ReserVoirs AND THE TAKING OF AND BEFOULING OF WATER THEREFROM. A. C. B. No. 68; Approved March 10, 1903.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Unlawful to wilfully and maliciously injure ditch, pipe line, flume or reservoir. Misdemeanor. Penalty in case water is to be used for domestic purposes.

Sec. 2. Unlawful to bathe in or befoul waters for domestic use. Penalty.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico:

Section. 1. Any person who shall wilfully and maliciously cut, break or injure, or who shall by shooting or by damming or obstructing the same cause to break, or injure any ditch, flume, pipe line, or reservoir, belonging to another, or any of the attachments or fixtures used in connection therewith, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than fifty dollars ($50.00), or by confinement in the county jail for not more than sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court trying the case, except in cases where such pipe line or reservoir is used for the purpose of supplying water to any community, village, town or city for domestic purposes, in which event the person committing such offense shall be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars (§50.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), or by imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty, nor more than sixty days, or by both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court trying the case.

Sec. 2. Any person who shall bathe in, or wilfully cast any filth in, any reservoir or ditch used for supplying water for domestic use, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor and upon conviction shall be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) or not more than twenty-five dollars ($25.00).

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAPTER 22.

An Act Authorizing The Consolidation Of Benevolent, Charitable Ane Scientific Associations. C. B. No. So: Approved March 10, 1903.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Benevolent, charitable and scientific associations, having no capital stock may consolidate. Three fourths of board of directors must give writien consent. Notice of consolidation to be published. Articles of incorporation to be filed with Secretary of Territory.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico:

Section 1. All benevolent, charitable and scientific associations or incorporations, incorporated under the laws of the Territory of New Mexico, and having no capital stock, may consolidate their debts, property, assets and franchises with any other like association or corporation, either created under the laws of the Territory of New Mexico or under the laws of any other state or territory, in such manner as may be agreed upon by the respective boards of directors or trustees of such corporations. No such consolidation must take place without the written consent of three-fourths of the board of directors or trustees of the corporations, and such consolidation must not in any way relieve such corporation or corporations from any and all just liabilities. In case of such consolidation, due notice of the same must be given, by advertisement for one month in at least one newspaper published at the principal place of business of the corporations consolidating. When the consolidation is completed, a copy of the new articles of incorporation must be filed with the secretary of state or of the territory in the same manner as original articles of incorporation are required to be filed.

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

CHAPTER 23 .

An Act Providing For The Writing And Publishing Of The History Of New Mexico. C. B. No. 98: Approved March 10, 1903.

CONTENTS.

Sec. ]. History of New Mexico to be written by J. Franco. Chaves. Adoption as a text book.

Sec. 2. Appropriation for preparation of work.
Sec. 3. Distribution of proceeds of sales.

Sec. 4. .Adoption as text book. Territorial board of education to let contract for publication and fix price per Volume.

Whereas, it is desirable and essential that the history of the Territory of New Mexico should be preserved in a substantial and beneficial form for.the benefit of the present and future generations of the people of the territory, and that the youth of the country should be instructed in reference thereto: Now, therefor,

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico:

Section 1. That J. Franco. Chaves, of Valencia county, be, and he hereby is designated and selected to write and prepare for publication an accurate and correct history of this territory, and to prepare and condense therefrom a text book of such history, to be hereafter passed upon and accepted and adopted as such text book, for use in the common schools of this territory.

Sec. 2. That for the purpose of aiding in the work of preparation of said history, the said J. Franco. Chaves is hereby authorized to employ such clerical help and assistance as he may deem advisable, and there is hereby appropriated, for the payment of the expenses of the said J. Franco. Chaves while engaged in said work, the sum of fifty dollars ($50.00) per month, and for the payment of said clerical assistance the sum of seventy-five dollars ($75.00) per month, for the 54th and 55th fiscal years, payable out of the territorial salary fund.

Sec. 3. That the proceeds of all sales of such history, when prepared and published, shall belong to the Territory of New Mexico, until the amounts so paid to the said J. Franco. Chaves for expenses and clerical help shall be reimbursed to the territory, and thereafter the proceeds of all sales of said history and text books, after deducting therefrom the cost of the publication thereof, shall belong to the said J. Franco. Chaves, and be paid to him as such sales are made.

Sec. 4. That such text book of the history of New Mexico, so condensed as above provided, for use in the common schools, shall not be considered adopted by the territory until after the same shall have been submmitted to and approved by the board of education of this territory, which board shall be authorized to enter into a contract with the lowest bidder for the printing and binding thereof, to be supplied by the publisher to the educational authorities of the territory, from time to time, in such quantities as the necessities of the common schools may demand; and such board of education shall have authority to and shall fix the price per volume at which the same shall be supplied to said common schools, including a reasonable royalty upon each volume thereof, in addition to the cost of publication and binding thereof, which royalty shall be paid to the said J. Franco. Chaves, or his heirs, or in accordance with his order.

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, and the payments herein provided for the expense of carrying on the said work shall commence from such time as the said J. Franco. Chaves shall enter upon the preparation of said history.

CHAPTER 24.

An Act Changing The Boundary Of Rio Arriba County By Adding Thereto A Portion Of Santa Fe County. C. B. No. 63; Law by Limitation, March 10, 1903.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Precinct 16, Espanola, detached from Santa Fe county and attached to precinct 7 of Rio Arriba county.

Sec. 2. Officers of precinct 7 of Rio Arriba county to have jurisdiction over precinct attached.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico:

Section 1. That all of precinct number sixteen of Santa Fe county, known as Espanola precinct, be and the same is hereby detached from Santa Fe county and made a part of -Rio Arriba county and attached to precinct number seven of said Rio Arriba county.

Sec. 2. The precinct officers for precinct number seven of Rio Arriba county now serving shall have jurisdiction over the territory attached to said precinct by this act.

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed; and this act shall be in full force and effect thirty days after its passage.

CHAPTER 25.

An Act To Amend Section 7 of Chapter 47 Of The Session

LAWS OP NEW MEXICO, 1901, BEING AN ACT ENTITLED "an

Act To Provide For The Appointment Of A Police Force In Unincorporated County Seats Having A Population Of More Than Three Thousand, And For Other Purposes," Approved March 19, 1901. C. B. No. Go; Approved March 10, 1903.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Section 7, Chapter 47, Laws of 1901, regarding impounding of livestock, Amended.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico:

Section 1. That section 7 of an act entitled "An Act to provide for the appointment of a police force in unincorporated county seats having a population of over three thousand, and for other purposes," approved March 19th, 1901, be amended by inserting in the fourth line of said section, immediately following the word "park," the words "street, alley, avenue, or any other public thoroughfare," and by inserting immediately following the word "park" at the end of the seventh line of said section, the words "street, alley, avenue, or any other public thoroughfare."

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

CHAPTER 26.

An Act To Repeal Section 1 Of Chapter 82, And Chapter 99, SESSION LAWS OP 1901. C. B. No. 15; Approved March 10, 1903.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Section 1. Chapterr 82, Laws of 1801, and Chapter 99, Laws of 1901, regarding appeals and writs of error and practice in supreme court, Repealed.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico:

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 82, Session Laws of New Mexico, approved March 21st, 1901, and chapter 99of the same laws, approved on the same day, being acts in regard to appeal and writs of error and concerning practice in the supreme court, being the same, are hereby repealed in all their parts and provisions.

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