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for judicial purposes to the second judicial district, and a district court for the trial of causes arising under the laws of the territory shall be held twice a year by the judge of said district at the county seat of said county on the second Mondays respectively before the first Monday in March and the first Monday in September in each year; and the district attorney for the fourth district attorney's district shall be the district attorney for said County of Sandoval, and his salary from the said County of Sandoval shall be the same as that paid by the County of McKinley. All causes, whether civil or criminal, now pending in the district court for the said old County of Sandoval shall continue and be transferred to the district court of the new County of Sandoval, and shall be triable in said last mentioned court the same as they might or could have been in the district court of said old County of Sandoval if this act had not been passed.

Sec. 13. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall be in force and take effect from and after the eighth day of May, A. D., 1905.

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CHAPTER 11.

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 541 OF THE COMPILED LAWS OF

THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO. A. C. B. No. 32; Approved February 20, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1.

Section 541, Compiled Laws of 1897, fixing boundary lines between Counties

of Taos and Rio Arriba, amended. New boundaries. Proviso.

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

Mexico: Section 1. That the dividing line between the Counties of Taos and Rio Arriba shall be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Section 541. That the dividing line between the Counties of Taos and Rio Arriba shall be changed so as to read as follows: The same shall be a straight line from the point where the present dividing line between said counties crosses the Rio Grande; thence to the north side of the house known as that of Antonio Domingo Lucero, deceased; thence west, crossing the Ojo Caliente river to the summit of the Hot Springs mountains; and thence north to the junction of the Canada de los Comanches with the Ojo Caliente river, and thence following the wagon road to the crossing of the Tres Piedras arroyo west of the house of Juan Estevan Rodriguez, deceased, at the town of Tres Piedras; then running west with said arroyo for a distance of one mile; thence north for a distance of one mile; thence east to the present dividing line of said counties; and thence to the southern boundary of the state of Colorado. Provided, that this will not affect any litigation now pending in said Counties of Rio Arriba and Taos.

Sec. 2. That all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed and this act shall take effect from and after its passage.

CHAPTER 12.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT AND DISTRIBUTION

OF MONEYS AND FUNDS BELONGING TO INSOLVENT ES-
TATES OF DECEASED PERSONS. C. B. No. 17; Approved
February 20, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Funds of insolvent estate to be divided pro rata among creditors, after pay

ment of necessary expenses in settlement of es.ate.

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

Mexico: Section 1. All moneys or funds belonging to the estate of any deceased person now or hereafter remaining in the hands of any administrator or administratrix, executor or executrix of any estate, which is being or hereafter may be administered in this territory, when the estate is or may be insolvent, after the payment of all the necessary expenses of settling such estates, whether such administration, or proceedings, be original or ancillary, shall be divided and paid pro rata to and among such of the creditors of such estate as have or may have proven up their claims and had them allowed in this territory as provided by the laws of this territory.

Sec. 2. This act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage and all acts and parts of acts in conflict therewith are hereby repealed.

CHAPTER 13.

AN ACT TO REPEAL A CERTAIN ACT, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO

REPEAL AN ACT OF THE TWENTY-EIGHTH LEGISLATIVE
ASSEMBLY OF THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, ENTI-
TLED 'AN ACT TO DEFINE THE OFFENSE OF LIBEL AND
AFFIX THE PUNISHMENT THEREFOR, PASSED OVER VETO
JANUARY 30, 1889,' APPROVED FEBRUARY 8, 1893." C.
B. No. 36; Approved February 22, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Chapter 14, Laws of 1903, repealing Chapter 2. Laws of 1889, defining and

punishing libel, repealed. Chapter 2, Laws of 1889, revived. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New

Mexico: Section 1. That the act of the legislative assembly of this territory approved February 8th, 1893, entitled "An Act to repeal an act of the 28th legislative assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, entitled 'An Act to define the offense of libel and affix the punishment therefor,' be and the same is hereby repealed, and said act of the said 28th legislative assembly entitled "An Act to define the offense of libel and affix the punishment therefor, passed over veto January 30th, 1889," be and the same is hereby revived.

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

its passage.

CHAPTER 14.

AN ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 2, OF CHAPTER Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New

44, OF THE LAWS OF THE 33RD LEGISLATIVE ASSEMBLY APPROVED MARCH 15, 1899," THE SAME BEING AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF THE STOCK RAISERS AND TO PREVENT THE SALE OF DRESSED MEATS THAT HAVE BEEN STOLEN IN THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO. C. B. No. 27; Approved February 22, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Section 2, Chapter 44, Laws of 1899, relating to the record of brands, amended. Sec. 2. Preservation of brand records. Proviso.

Mexico: Section 1. That Section 2 of Chapter 44 of the laws of the 33rd legislative assembly of the Territory of New Mexico, entitled, "An Act for the protection of stock raisers and to prevent the sale of dressed meats from animals that have been stolen in the Territory of New Mexico, approved March 15, 1899," be amended to read as follows:

Sec. 2. That the record of marks and brands and description of hides of animals, the meat of which is purchased by butchers or dealers in fresh meats, as provided for in Section 1 of this Act, shall be preserved by him and at all times kept in a convenient place for the inspection of the inspectors appointed by the sanitary board, of the cattle owners and of any other persons who may be interested in such hides, or the animals from which the same were taken to the officers of the law.

Provided: Any person selling or offering for sale any fresh meats as prescribed in this bill the same having been killed within the territory, shall produce at the time of said sale or offer for sale is made, the hide of the animal or animals, the meat of which he sells or offers to sell. And if such person shall upon the demand of any hide or cattle inspector of the cattle sanitary board, or any peace officer or any other person, fail to produce and exhibit the hide or hides of such animal or animals, at the time such sale or offer for sale is made, they shall be deemed guilty of a felony and upon conviction thereof in

any

of the courts of this territory, having jurisdiction of such cause, shall be fined in any sum not less than twenty-five nor more than three hundred dollars or by imprisonment for a term of not less than six months nor more than two years or both in the discretion of the court trying said cause.

This proviso shall not apply to nor be in force against personswho may have purchased meat from any person or persons who have displayed to the purchaser the hide or hides of the animal or animals from which said meat was taken.

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

CHAPTER 15.

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT RELATING TO

CORPORATIONS, DOMESTIC AND FOREIGN, PRESCRIBING
FEES TO BE PAID FOR FILING THEIR ARTICLES, AND FOR
OTHER PURPOSES, APPROVED MARCH 19, 1903,” AND AN
ACT ENTITLED “AN ACT REQUIRING CORPORATIONS TO
PUBLISH THEIR ARTICLES OF INCORPORATION, APPROVED
MARCH 21, 1901.” C. B. No. 2; Approved February 22, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Section 1, Chapter 114, Laws of 1903, regarding filing fees of articles of incor.

poration, amended. Fets of water users' associations Sec. 2. Chapter 27, Laws of 1901, regarding the publication of articles of incorpora

tion, not to apply to' water users' associations mentioned in section 1. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Ver

Mexico: Section 1. That the second paragraph of Section one of Chapter 114, of the Session Laws of New Mexico of 1903, entitled “An Act relating to corporations, domestic and foreign, prescribing fees to be paid for filing their articles, and for other purposes, approved March 19, 1903," be amended by adding thereto, after the words "but in no case less than twenty-five dollars, ($25.00);" the following: Provided, That for all waters users' associations incorporated under the laws of the Territory of New Mexico, pursuant to and in accordance with the provisions of an act of congress, and the regulations issued by the secretary of the interior thereunder, entitled "An Act appropriating the receipts from the sale and disposal of public lands in certain states and territories to the construction of irrigation works for the reclamation of arid lands, approved June 17, 1902,” the fee shall be one dollar; and, Provided, Further, That any filing fees in excess of one dollar heretofore paid by any such waters users' association shall be refunded to the association paying the same by the treasurer of the Territory of New Mexico out of any funds in the treasury.

Sec. 2. That the provisions of chapter 27 of the session laws of New Mexico of 1901, entitled "An Act requiring corporations to publish their articles of incorporation, approved March 21, 1901," shall not apply to water users' associations of the character mentioned in Section 1 of this Act.

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