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said suit is so brought for the purpose of affecting the interests of all the owners in common of said land grant and that all of such owners, except those constituting said board are too numerous to mention in the complaint, in which case it shall be unnecessary to mention them. Suits may be brought by said board among other things, for trespasses committed upon said property hereby authorized to be administered upon the pastures thereof, upon the woods, lumber, water, salt, coal, yaso or jasper, and for any and every violation of the rights of said property as belonging to the said owners of undivided interests therein, or wherein in any manner anything may have been done to or against said property whereby it, or any interest therein, or anything belonging to the said property shall be injured, interfered with or disturbed by reason of such damages in any degree may have occurred or brought about; and they shall have power and authority in like manner to bring suits, either before the justice of the peace or district court, according to the jurisdiction of such courts, for the collection of any assessments which may have been made by them against any of the owners of said property, as above authorized to be made, who may fail or refuse to pay the amount of such assessment made against them by said board; and they may also bring such suits, either before the district court or the justice of the peace court as will oblige and compel each owner of an undivided interest in said tract of land or of any other interest therein which has not been returned by the owner thereof for taxation and taxes paid thereon, to compel them to pay the proper pro rata corresponding to the amount of such land or such interest as will be necessary in the payment of the taxes which may be due upon said grant and in the payment of the current expenses of the administration of said grant and also in the payment for the survey of the said grant. And on any such judgments obtained for the purposes of compelling the parties sued to pay his or her proportionate part of the said expenses of administration and of the said taxes and of the amount due for said survey there shall be no right of exemption.

Sec. 9. The board of trustees hereby provided for shall not have power to sell and convey any portion of the property of the said grant and tract of land without the consent of two-thirds of all the parties owning undivided interests therein by purchase or inheritance from or through the original grantees of said grant and tract of land but they shall have power to rent any undivided portion of said grant and tract of land for such terms as they may stipulate and to them may appear to be most convenient and proper. and may

Sec. 10. Said board of trustees shall hold regular meetings thereof every four months commencing on the first Monday in May next after the enactment of this law,

when necessary

call special meetings thereof at such times as may be deemed proper ; such special meetings may be called by the president of said board, or by any two members thereof in case the president should be absent or refuse to call a meeting. And said board may employ from time to time an attorney or attorney at law when in the judgment thereof such attorney or attorneys may be necessary, to advise them or to conduct any suits instituted by them or defend any suits instituted against them; who shall be paid out of the moneys arising from the said grant and tract of land in the manners herein provided; and they shall also provide all necessary books, paper, utensils, office and office furniture, stamps and stationery on like account, which account shall be approved of by the president of said board and paid out of the funds or means arising from the said grant.

Sec. 11. The board of trustees provided for in this act shall not be held or construed in any manner to be a body corporate.

Sec. 12. Nothing in this act shall be construed or held to prevent any of the joint owners or co-owners in said grant undivided interests therein or of any other person holding any separate or segregated interest therein, from disposing of, transferring or conveying the same, nor from bringing suit to segregate his or her portion from the remainder of the common property of said grant and tract of land, or from quieting the title to the same in any appropriate proceeding.

Sec. 13. This act shall be in force and effect from and after the first day of April, A. D., 1905.



TOWNS AND VILLAGES. A. C. B. No. 97; Approved March 10, 1905.


Sec. 1. Election of officers of incorporated towns and villages.
Sec. 2. Term. Chapter 9, Laws of 1903, made applicable to towns and villages.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New

Section 1. Hereafter all trustees, mayor and other officers of

incorporated towns and villages now elected by law shall be elected on the first Tuesday of April of every two years.

Sec. 2. All mayors, trustees or other officers of incorporated towns or villages having a population not exceeding two thousand shall hold their offices for a term of two years, and the provisions of Chapter 9 of the Laws of 1903, approved February 28, 1903, is hereby extended and made applicable to such towns and villages; and such trustees shall hold and be elected to office for the same term and in the same manner as provided for the election of aldermen in said Chapter 9 of the Laws of 1903.

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 from and after its passage and approval.



March 10, 1905.


Sec. 1. Directors and boards of education to procure United States flags, for public

schools. Sec. 2. United States fiag to be displayed upon public school buildings. Sec. 3. Flag day. Sec. 4. Superintendent of public instruction to prepare programme of flag day ex


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

Mexico: Section 1. The boards of school directors of the various school districts and the boards of education of the cities and towns of this territory shall procure at the expense of their respective districts, towns or cities, for every public school not now provided therewith, a United States flag not less than five feet long, together with a flagstaff, and the necessary appliances therefor; and thereafter whenever the flag, flagstaff or the necessary appliances therefor of any such school shall from any cause become unsuitable for further use, such school boards of directors or boards of education shall in the same manner purchase others in place thereof.

Sec. 2. The school directors or boards of education in the various districts, cities and towns in the territory shall cause the United States flag to be displayed upon the public school buildings or premises therein during school hours if in their best judgment it be practicable, otherwise at such times as they may direct, and such boards of school directors or boards of education shall also establish rules and regulations for the proper care, custody and display of the flag; and when, for any cause it is not displayed it shall be placed conspicuously in the principal room of the school building.

Sec. 3. The twelfth day of February, in each and every year hereafter, is hereby established in the annual school calendar to be known as flag day, in honor of the birthday of Abraham Lincoln, and shall be observed with patriotic exercises in the public schools, but such day shall in no wise be construed to be a holiday. It is also provided that when such day shall fall on Sunday or on Saturday, the following or preceding days respectively, as the case may be, shall be observed.

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of the superintendent of public instruction to prepare a programme of patriotic exercises for the proper observance of flag day, and to furnish printed copies of the same to the school directors and boards of education of the various districts, cities and towns, at least four weeks previous to the twelfth day of February in each year; he shall also prepare for use of the schools a printed programme providing for a uniform salute to the flag, to be used daily during the session of the school.

Sec. 5. This act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage.





OF NEW MEXICO, OF 1897. C. B. No. 91; Approved March 10, 1905.


Sec. 1. Section 182, Compiled Laws of 1897, creating the cattle sanitary board,

amended. Cattle sanitary board reorganized. Term. Appointment.

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

Merico: Section 1. That Section 182 of the Compiled Laws of 1897 bę amended so as to read as follows:

"Sec. 182. A sanitary board consisting of six persons, each of

whom shall be a practical raiser and owner of neat cattle in this territory, is hereby created to be known as the Cattle Sanitary Board of New Mexico. The term of office of each member of the said board shall be two years from and after his appointment and until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified; each of the members of said board shall be nominated by the governor of the territory and confirmed by the legislative council. In case of any vacancy in the membership of said board by reason of death, resignation or otherwise, the governor shall fill such vacancy by appointment and the appointee shall hold such office until his successor shall have been appointed and qualified.”

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



SION LAWS OF 1901, IN REGARD TO THE APPRAISEMENT OF ESTATES. C. S. for H. B. No. 46; Approved March 10, 1905.


Sec. 1. Section 19, Chapter 81, Laws of 1901, regarding the appraisement of estates,

amended Property to be appraised by two disinterested persons. Compensation. Appraisement of property in a county other than where the

administration is granted. Proviso. Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New

Mexico: Section 1. That Section 19 of Chapter 81 of the Session Laws of 1901 be, and the same is hereby amended to read as follows: “After the inventory is filed the property therein specified shall be appraised at its true cash value, by two disinterested persons, one of whom shall be appointed by the probate judge of the county wherein such matter is pending, and the other by the executor or executrix, administrator or administratrix of such estate, which said appraisers shall receive the compensation now provided by law, except that no compensation or commission shall be allowed or paid to them or to any administrator or executor, administrator or administratrix, on account of any cash or life insurance policy, having a specified value, or upon any real estate which may be included in said inventory, but the same shall be carried into such

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