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Sec. 2. Any association or persons who shall give any public exhibition of cattle roping, or who shall in any way be interested in, or participate in the giving of any such exhibitions as manager, ropers, or in any other manner, shall be deemed guilty of misdemeanor; and upon conviction shall be fined in the sum not exceeding five hundred ($500.00) dollars, or imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding sixty days, or both such fine and imprisonment in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 3. Justices of the peace in their respective precincts shall have concurrent jurisdiction with the district courts to hear and determine all cases arising under the provisions of this act.

CHAPTER 33.

AN ACT ARRANGING AND MORE SPECIFICALLY DESIGNATING

THE DISTRICTS OF THE TERRITORY FOR DISTRICT ATTOR-
NEY PURPOSES, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. C. S. for A.
C. B. No. 48; Approved March 6, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Term.

Sec 1. Arrangement of districts for district attorney purposes.
Sec. 2. Appointment of district attorney. Qualifications
Sec. 3. Salary and fees. . Duties.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New

Mexico: Section 1. The districts of this territory for district attorney purposes are hereby arranged as follows, to wit:

The first district shall remain as now established except that the Counties of Santa Fe and Taos are hereby eliminated therefrom leaving only the Counties of San Juan and Rio Arriba therein;

The Counties of Colfax and Union shall constitute the third district attorney district as now provided by law;

The second district shall remain as now established by law except that the Counties of Quay and Guadalupe are hereby eliminated therefrom leaving only the Counties of Mora and San Miguel therein;

The Counties of Quay and Guadalupe shall constitute the fourth district attorney district;

The Counties of Sante Fe and Taos shall constitute the fifth district attorney district;

The Counties of Bernalillo, Valencia, McKinley, Sandoval and Torrance shall constitute the sixth district attorney district;

The Counties of Socorro and Sierra shall constitute the seventh district attorney district;

The Counties of Dona Ana, Lincoln and Otero, shall constitute the eighth district attorney district;

The Counties of Chaves, Eddy and Roosevelt, shall constitute the ninth district attorney district;

The County of Luna shall constitute the tenth district attorney district;

The County of Grant shall constitute the eleventh district attor

ney district.

Sec. 2. In all such districts where no provision is already made by law, the district attorney learned in the law shall by and with the advice and consent of the legislative council be appointed by the governor. All district attorneys shall at the time of their appointments have been a resident one year next preceding his appointment in the Territory of New Mexico, and engaged in the practice of law therein as a member of the bar thereof, and they each shall hold their office for a period of two years from the date of such appointment and until his successor may be duly appointed and qualified

Sec. 3. The district attorneys of this territory shall respectively be the attorneys for the counties situated in their respective districts, and shall each receive from the Territory of New Mexico, a salary of five hundred dollars per annum, and the fees and emolu ments now provided by law and also from the several counties in their respective districts the following amounts per annum:

Rio Arriba.....
Colfax...
San Juan..
Union....
San Miguel..
Mora....
Quay..
Guadalupe. .
Santa Fe..
Taos....
Torrance..
Bernalillo..
Grant...

..$300.00

400.00
200.00
300.00
600.00
300.00
200.00
250.00
400.00
250.00
200.00
600.00
300.00

Valencia..
McKinley..
Sandoval
Socorro..
Sierra...
Dona Ana.
Lincoln...
Otero..
Chaves
Eddy..
Roosevelt.
Luna....

$200.00
200.00
200.00
500.00
300.00
500.00
300.00
300.00
600.00
400.00

200.00 .. 300.00

The duties, obligations and responsibilities of all of said district attorneys and their method of qualification shall be the same as now provided by law for district attorneys.

Sec. 4. All laws and parts of laws in conflict with this act, are hereby repealed, and this act shall be in force from and after

its passage.

CHAPTER 34.

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR ASSISTANT DISTRICT ATTORNEYS.

A. C. B. No. 96; Approved March 6, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Appointment of assistant district attorney. Qualifications. Oath. Duties. Sec. 2. Compensation.

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

Merico: Section 1. Hereafter each district attorney in this territory may appoint a suitable person who must be an attorney at law practicing his profession in this territory and a member of the bar of this territory, and a citizen and resident of the district wherein such district attorney resides, to be his assistant. Every appointment of an assistant district attorney shall be in writing under the hand of the district attorney and filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of the judicial district wherein the district attorney resides, and the person so appointed shall take and file in the office of the clerk of the district court of the judicial district wherein the district attorney resides, and the person so appointed shall take and file with said clerk such an oath of office as is now prescribed by law for district attorneys before entering upon his duties as such assistant district attorney. Every such appointment may be revoked by the district attorney making the same, which revocation shall be in writing and filed in said clerk's office. Such assistant district attorney may attend the meetings of the boards of county commissioners, the district court, justice and probate courts in such district attorney's district, and therein discharge any duties imposed by law upon or required of the district attorney by whom he was appointed.

Sec. 2. Such assistant district attorney shall receive no compensation, except such as may be paid him by the district attorney making such appointment; but the boards of county commissioners may pay such assistant district attorney for any special services rendered said board in such district attorney's district in any sum not to exceed one hundred dollars per annum.

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

CHAPTER 35.

AN ACT TO AM ND AN CT FOR THE PROT CTION OF P ER

TY FROM THE WATERS OF THE RIO GRANDE, A. C. B. NO. 59,
APPROVED FEBRUARY 22, 1905. H. B. No. 168; Approved
March 8, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1.

Section 1, Chapter 18, Laws of 1905, regarding the election of river commis.

sioners in certain counties, amended. Sandoval county included Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New

Mexico: Section 1. Section 1 of an Act for the protection of property from the waters of the Rio Grande, approved February 22, 1905, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the word "and” between the words “Socorro and Dona Ana” and by inserting in lieu thereof a comma, and by adding after the words "Dona Ana” the words “and Sandoval."

Sec. 2. 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 36.

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 29, OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1901,

OF NEW MEXICO, APPROVED MARCH 16, 1901. H. B. No. 144: Approved March 8, 1905.

CONTENTS.

Sec. 1. Section 1, Chapter 29, Laws of 1901, regarding the rights of Indians in and to

acequias, amended. Indians required to render services in working ace. quias. Proviso.

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

Mexico: Section 1. That Section 1 of Chapter 29 of the Session Laws of New Mexico of 1901, be and the same hereby is amended to read as follows: "That Section 1876 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows: ‘Section 1876. The different communities of Indians residing within the Territory of New Mexico shall be subject to render their services in working the acequias, within the limits of their respective reservations in which they may have a common interest with the citizens who live within their respective reservations, and they shall enjoy at the same time the same benefit and rights of commercial traffic: Provided, That hereafter said Indians shall have no right to participate in the nominations and election of acequia overseers or acequia or water commissioners in any ditch, whether within or without their reservations, except in acequias constructed entirely by themselves, unless they have paid their proportionate share of the whole cost of the construction of such acequia; and unless the lands sought to be voted by said Indians have been duly returned for taxation in accordance with law, and territorial and county taxes paid thereon. In all cases in which citizens living within the limits of such communities or pueblos of Indians shall have acquired water rights by purchase of land from said Indians, the distribution of such water between the Indians and the said citizens shall be agreed upon, based upon the customs heretofore practiced and recognized between the said Indians and said citizens, by and between the governor of the community or pueblo and the commissioners of such acequias in which the said citizens may have acquired any such rights, and the governors of such communities or pueblos of Indians and the said river or acequia commissioners, shall also regulate the amount and manner of work to be done by the Indians and citizens in all such acequias in which all bave water rights, in accordance with such customs."

Sec. 2. · All laws or parts of laws in conflict herewith are hereby repealed and this act shall be in full force and effect from and after its passage.

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