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CHAPTER XIII.

COUNTIES.

An Act creating the county of San Juan.

Boundaries.

Shall pay

proportion of present indebiedness.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:

SECTION 1. That all of that portion of Rio Arriba county, New Mexico, comprised within the following boundaries, as hereinafter described, shall form and constitute a new county, to be hereafter known as the county of San Juan, to wit: Commencing at the state line of Colorado, running along the San Juan river to where the San Juan crosses range line between ranges 7 and 8, to the north line of Bernalillo county, thence west to the line of Arizona, thence running north on the Arizona line to the state of Colorado, thence east to the place of beginning, also to include all the settlements on the San Juan river, below the mouth of the Los Pinos river.

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted that said county of San Juan shall pay to the county of Rio Arriba its just proportion of the now outstanding indebtedness of said Rio Arriba county, said apportionment to be ascertained upon the basis of the last assessment of said Rio Arriba county.

Sec. 3. Be it further enacted that said county of San Juan shall constitute a representative district, and be entitled to one representative in the house of representatives of the territory of New Mexico, and shall be attached to the council district of Rio Arriba county.

Sec. 4. And be it further enacted that said county of San Juan shall constitute a portion of the first judicial district of New Mexico, and that the district courts shall commence in said county on the fourth Monday of May and October, of each year.

SEC. 5. This act shall be in force and effect from and after its passage, and all laws in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Filed in the office of the secretary by the governor, February 24, 1887.

Bhall constitute

representative district.

Shall constitute part of first Judicial district,

CHAPTER XIV.

.

COUNTIES.

An Act to establish the boundary lines of Doña Ana county.

Boundaries,

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:

SECTION 1. That all that portion of the territory included within township 18 south of ranges 3 and 4 west, according to the United States survey shall hereafter be attached to, and constitute a part of the county of Doña Ana in said territory and, until further provisions be made as to township lines, shall be a part of that precinct in said county, in which the town of Colorado is situated.

SEC. 2. That all that portion of the territory of New Mexico included within the following described boundaries, to wit: Beginning at the northermost point of the eastern boundary line, of the county of Doña Ana, and running thence due north to the second parallel south, in said territory according to the United States survey, thence due west along said parallel to the eastern boundary line of the county of Socorro in said territory thence due south along said eastern boundary line of Socorro county to the northern boundary line of said county of Doña Ana, and thence due east to place of beginning; shall hereafter be attached to, and constitute and form a part of the said county of Doña Ana.

Sec. 3. That until proper and regular provisions are made for the establishment of a precinct within the boundaries described in section 2 of this act, said area so attached to, and forming and constituting a part of the county of Doña Ana, shall constitute and form a portion of the precinct of Tularosa.

SEC. 4. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall have full force and effect froin and after its passage.

Approyed February 24, 1887.

CHAPTER XV.

COURTS.

An Act to amend an act, entitled, “An act to fix the times of holding the district courts,” approved March 14, 1884.

Approved April 2, 1884.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:

SECTION 1, That section one of an act entitled “An act to fix the times by holding the district courts” approved March 14, 1884, be and the saine is hereby amended to read as follows: In the county of Socorro, the fourth Monday of March and the first Monday of September.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts or acts in conflict with this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved January 28, 1887.

CHAPTER XVI.

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COURTS.

An Act to authorize the fixing of terms for holding district

courts and for other purposes.

Whereas the congress of the United States has at its present

session, passed a law for the formation of a fourth judicial district in this territory and thereby require the present chief justice and his associates to re-district the territory for judicial purposes: Therefore,

holding courts.

All persons shall

take notice of change in terms of courts.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:

SECTION 1. That the present chief justice and his as- Justice and sha!! sociates of the supreme court of the territory of New Mexico are hereby authorized and empowered to fix the terms of the several district courts to be held in the several counties of the territory; and until any other or different time shall be so fixed, the terms of the said courts respectively shall be held as now provided by law.

SEC. 2. All parties, witnesses, and other persons concerned, shall take notice of this act, and of the times and places of holding the said courts respectively, as they shall be fixed by the said justices thereunder and all writs, processes, and notices that may have been issued or served before the taking effect of this act, or which shall be issued or served prior to the time of the holding of said courts respectively as the same shall be fixed by the said justices, in relation to matters now pending in the said court respectively, or in the district courts held or to be held in and for any judicial district are hereby made returnable to the next term of the said courts respectively on the first day of such term as the same shall be fixed by the justices; and all suits, recognizances, indictments, informations, motions, rules, and other proceedings, which at the time of the fixing of said terms by the said justices, shall be pending in any of the said courts, shall be prosecuted and acted upon therein, in the same manner as if the term so fixed by the said justices had been fixed at the time they were commenced, taken, issued or instituted.

Sec. 3. All cases, civil and criminal, in which the Unit- Cases in which ed States of America is or shall be a party shall (subject to such change of venue as may be authorized by the existing laws) be granted in the judicial district which, at the time of the trial thereof, shall include the place wherein such offences have been or shall have been committed.

Sec. 4. In case any new judicial district shall be es- New District. tablished by law or the territorial limits of any present or future judicial district shall be lawfully changed, all records, proceedings, indictments, informations, suits, actions, and other causes and judicial matters, civil and criminal, (or else proper transcripts whenever the court shall order them to be furnished instead of the originals) which are not transitory in nature and which are made triable by law in the judicial district or county wherein the offence, complaint, cause of action or other matter involved, was committed, took place, or accrued, may by order of the court wherein the same are or may be kept or pending be removed

the United States is a party.

Court expenses.

and transferred to the clerk of the judicial district which includes or shall include the place wherein such offence, complaint, cause of action, or other matter, was committed, took place, or accrued.

SEC. 5. Any necessary court expenses for which no appropriation is or shall be otherwise made by law shall be certified by the district court in which the same shall occur and be payable out of the territorial treasury upon warrants issued by the auditor in conformity with the certificate of such district court.

SEC. 6. All acts and parts of acts, so far as they are in conflict with this act, are hereby repealed, and this act shall be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 24, 1887.

CHAPTER XVII.

COURTS.

An Act fixing the time for holding court in Grant county.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of New Mexico:

SECTION 1. That the terms of the district court, within and for the county of Grant, shall hereafter commence on the third Monday of June and fourth Monday of November, in each year.

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.

Approved February 17, 1887.

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