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CHAPTER V.

APPROPRIATIONS.

An Act to provide for certain contingent expenses of the twenty-seventh session of the legislative assembly of

the territory of New Mexico.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

New Mexico:

SECTION 1. That the employés in each of the houses of the legislative assembly of the territory of New Mexico shall receive pay, to be paid by the territory for each legislative day, including the day of their appointment, as follows: One interpreter at ten dollars per day; one translator aí eight dollars per day; one assistant translator at seven dollars per day; one assistant sergeant-at-arms at five dollars per day; one assistan" to the chief clerk at seven dollars per day; one copying clerk at seven dollars per day; one doorkeeper at five dollars per day; one assistant door-keeper at four dollars per day; two pages for the council, and not more than four pages for the house of representatives at three dollars per day each; one porter for each house at five dollars per day; one postmaster for each house at five dollars per day; the clerk of the special committees on the penitentiary for each house six dollars per day; one special service clerk, and clerk of committee in the house at five dollars per day. All other employés of each house shall be allowed each four dollars per day. Provided, no person employed in either house, who receives pay from the national government, shall be construed to come within the provisions of this act.

SEC. 2. That no clerk shall be appointed on any committee, except as herein provided for, unless by the consent of the house to which the committee belongs, and no such clerk, except as herein provided for, shall receive to exceed four dollars and fifty cents per day for each day actually employed, the exact compensation to be fixed by the chairman of the committee employing such clerk, and no clerk shall receive pay on more than one committee on the same day.

Appointment of
Clerks.

Sec. 3. That a certificate shall be given in favor of How patd. each person employed, as above mentioned, once a week, if desired, signed by the president and clerk of the council, or by the speaker and clerk of the house, as the case may be, said certificate upon presentation to the auditor of the territory shall be taken up, and he shall issue his warrant in favor of the person receiving the same, for the amount specified in the certificate, on the territorial treasurer, who shall pay the same out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated by law.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 21, 1887.

CHAPTER VI.

APPROPRIATIONS.

An Act making an appropriation to enable the secretary of

the territory to procure suitable shelving, filing cases and other furniture for his office, and to remove the records, furniture &c., from the old to the new office of such officer.

Purchase of file

ing cases, etc.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:

SECTION 1. That the sum of two hundred dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be, and the same hereby is appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, for the purchase of such filing cases, shelving and other furniture as may be required for use in the office of the secretary of the territory, and for removing the records, furniture &c., from the old to the new office of said officer.

Sec. 2. That the bills for the said furniture and removal be certified by the secretary to the auditor, who shall, upon receipt thereof, issue his warrant upon the treasurer for such amounts as may be

required. SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from and after the date of its passage and approval.

Approved January 19, 1887.

Auditor shall is

sue warrants.

CHAPTER VII.

APPROPRIATIONS.

An Act for the relief of E. F. Hallack, etc.-An act to pay cer

tain indebtedness incurred in the erection of the capitol.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico: Capitol Building

SECTION 1. The capitol building committee constituted authorized to by chapter LVIII, of the laws of 1884, are hereby authordue on capitoi ized and directed to pay to the E. F. Hallack Lumber and

Manufacturing company of Denver the sum of ($2,217.50) twenty-two hundred and seventeen dollars and fifty cents, reserved by said committee from the amount due to the said company or so much of said sum as remains suspended o the appropriation for the erection of the capitol.

Such payment shall be made by drawing an order on the territorial treasurer for the sum above designated, payable to said company or its legal representative and delivering the same to said company or representative.

Sec. 2. In case the sum of money remaining unexdreamonnt yet pended of the capitol appropriation shall not be sufficient

to pay the whole of said suin of twenty-two hundred and
seventeen dollars and fifty cents, the territorial auditor is
hereby authorized and directed to draw a warraut on the
territorial treasurer in favor of the said company or its legal.
representative for the remainder of said sum of twenty-two
hundred and seventeen dollars and fifty cents, provided
such warrant shall not exceed the sum of two hundred dol-
lars, and the territorial treasurer is hereby directed to pay
the same out of any money in his hands not otherwise ap-
propriated.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect immediately.
Approved February 24, 1887.

Auditor sha11

draw warrant

CHAPTER VIII.

BONDS, OFFICIAL.

An Act requiring certain county officers to give bonds.

sioners and probate judges shall give bond.

liable for war rants issued without 80 thority of law.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:
SECTION 1. That all county commissioners and the pro-

County Commis bate judges of the several counties of this territory shall be required to execute and enter into a good and sufficient bond to the territory of New Mexico in the penal sum of ($5000) five thousand dollars each, with two or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by the judge of the district court of their respective counties, conditioned for the faithful performance of the duties required of them by law.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted: That all moneys, county Counter Comambe warrants or other indebtedness paid out or ordered to be paid out by any of the said county commissioners before mentioned, without authority of law, each and every county commissioner so doing shall be liable for and to the county for the amount so by them paid out without authority of law and all the costs and expenses incurred in the recovery of such money, which amount shall be collected and recovered in a suit before the district court, and upon the said bond, in the same manner as other actions.

Sec. 3. That hereafter when any public work is to be shall bladvertise done by order of the board of county commissioners of any county of this territory it is to be paid out of county funds, and if said expenditure is authorized by law and exceeds the amount of three hundred dollars, said board of county commissioners is hereby required to advertise the said work for at least twenty days in some newspaper published in the county wherein the work is to be done, before the letting of the said work, and if no newspaper is published in the county, to post notices in at least ten conspicuous places for bids for such work, and let the same to the lowest responsible bidder, which bidder shall be required to enter into good and sufficient bonds for double the annount of the contract price, for the faithful performance of said contract.

Present incum

bents.

SEC. 4. Be it further provided that the present incumbents in the offices of the county commissioners and probate judges of the respective counties of this territory shall, and each are hereby required, within thirty days from the passage of this act, to enter into and execute the bond herein provided for such officers, and upon any of said officers failing to execute said bond as herein provided, such officers so failing to do shall be deemed to have surrendered the said office, and the same shall be declared vacant, and the same to be filled as now provided by law for filling vacancies in county offices.

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

Approved February 22, 1887.

CHAPTER IX.

BUILDING ASSOCIATIONS.

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An Act for the incorporation of building and loan associa

tions.

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Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:

SECTION 1. Whenever any number of persons, not less than eight, may desire to become incorporated as a mutual building and loan association, for the purpose of building and improving homesteads, and loaning money to the members thereof, they shall make a statement to that effect, under their hands and seals, duly acknowledged before some officer in the manner provided for the acknowledgment of deeds, setting forth the name of the proposed corporation, the name of the city or town and county in which the corporation is to be located; the amount of capital stock, and the number of shares into which it is divided, and the par value thereof; the number of shares subscribed for, being not less than two hundred, and that the entrance fees thereon have been paid in the number and names of the directors who are to manage its affairs for the first six

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