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the rate of four per cent. per month until paid, which said warrant is numbered cight hundred and seventy-seven; and said Mayor and Board shall further ascertain the amount which was due and owing upon said warrant upon the first day of

July, A. D. eighteen hundred and seventy.one. Bonds to Sec. 2. After having made such examination, and being satbe issued

isfied of the validity of said claim, and having ascertained the delivered.

amount due thereon, as herein before provided, the Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the City of Virginia sball prepare, issue, and deliver to William Cook, or his assigns, the bonds of the City of Virginia in payment of any sum which they may find was due and owing by the said city, upon the warrant afore. said, upon the first day of July, A. D. eighteen hundred and

seventy-one; but the whole amount of said bonds shall not Bonds not exceed the sum of eighteen thousand five hundred and sixty

ed, dollars; which bonds shall be received and accepted in full

payment and satisfaction of said claim, and shall only be deliv. ered upon the surrender of said warrant for cancellation.

SEC. 3. Said bonds shall be for the sum of not more tban five hundred dollars each, shall be printed with interest cou. pons attached thereto, sball express on the face of both bonds and coupons that they are payable in United States gold coin, shall bear interest at the rate of ten per cent. per annum, pay. able semi-annually. The bonds shall be payable to William Cook, or bearer, at the office of the City Treasurer of said city, in ten years from their date. The bonds shall be prepared in proper form, under the direction of said Mayor and Board, and shall be signed by the Mayor and countersigned by the Clerk of said Board, who shall attach thereto the seal of said city. The coupons for semi-annual interest shall be signed by the Mayor.

SEC. 4. The Mayor and Board of Aldermen of the said City of Virginia are hereby authorized and directed, from and after the issuance of the bonds herein before provided for, to create in the City Treasury of said city a fund, to be known as the • Redemption Fund for the bonds of eighteen hundred and sev. enty-seven;" and thereafter and until the full payment of the principal and interest of said bonds, the said Mayor and Board of Aldermen shall cause to be appropriated out of any funds coming to said Treasury, of said fund annually, a sufficient sum to pay the semi-annual interest, and to redeem one tenth of said bonds.

SEC. 5. Whenever at any time there shall be in said Redemption Fund the sum of one thousand dollars, or over, it shall be the duty of the City Treasurer to give ten days notice by publication in some newspaper published in said city, that sealed proposals directed to him will be received for the surrender of said bonds; and that sealed proposals will be received by him until the next regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter.

SEC. 6. At the time for the first regular meeting of the Board of Aldermen thereafter, such Board, with the City Clerk and Treasurer, shall attend at the meeting room of such Board, and then and there open all sealed proposals and accept the lowest bids for the said bonds specified in the preceding section, No bid for more than par value shall be so accepted, nor unless accompanied with the bond or bonds proposed to be surrendered.

SEC7. When any bids are accepted, the City Clerk and City Treasurer shall each take a description of the bond or bonds to be redeemed, specifying the amount to be paid for each of the same, the date, number, and amount tbereof, and make a record thereof in their respective offices; and thereupon the Board of Aldermen shall, by order, direct the City Treasurer to purchase the bond or bonds designated in the accepted bid or bids, and pay for the same out of the Redemption Fund aforesaid; and all bonds so redeemed shall be canceled by the City Treasurer, by writing across the face thereof, in red ink, the words " Purchased and redeemed,” adding thereto the time when the same was so redeemed, and the amount paid therefor, and signing the same officially. The order of the Board of Aldermen aforesaid, together with the record made by the City Clerk, as herein required, shall be sufficient vouchers for the City Treasurer in the settlement of his accounts. The bids specified in this Act being equal, preference shall be given to the smallest amount. That shall be deemed the lowest bid which offers the largest amount of bonds in par value for the smallest amount of money. The bids and amounts of bonds being equal-taking into consideration both principal and interest-each shall be accepted pro rata, as near as possible. The City Treasurer shall return all unaccepted bids, together with the bond or bonds therein contained, to the owners, on demand. The City Treasurer shall keep a separate account, under the · heading of “ Redemption Fund, of all moneys received into said fund, and of all moneys paid out of said fund, and to whom paid. He shall also, on the register of said bonds kept by him, write opposite each bond redeemed by him under the provisions of this Act, the word “ Purchased,” together with the amount paid therefor.

CHAP. XXVII.-An Act to regulate the sale or disposal of opium,

and to prohibit the keeping of places of resort for smoking, or otherwise using that drug.

[Approved February 9, 1877.]

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. From and after the last day of March, A. D. Onlawful

- chi la nha .e,1 co to sell, etc. eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, it shall be unlawful for any person or persons, as principals or agents, to sell, give away, or otherwise dispose of any opium in this State, except druggists and apothecaries; and druggists and apothecaries shall sell it only on the prescription of legally practicing physicians.

Misde. SEC. 2. Any person or persons who shall be found guilty of meanor, punish:' violating the provisions of this Act shall be deemed guilty of a ment for

misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail for a time not exceeding six months, or by both

such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the Court. Fees of

SEC. 3. In all cases when fines and costs shall be paid by District Attorney

the defendant under the provisions of this Act, the fee of the and

District Attorney shall be twenty-five dollars, and the fee of informer.

the informer shall be fifteen dollars; but neither of said fees shall in any case under the provisions of this Act be a charge against or be paid by the county in which the offense was coni

mitted, or in which the defendant was convicted of the crime. Misde

SEC. 4. Any person or persons who shall keep a house, meanor t keep

room, or apartment that is used as a place of resort by persons se, etc. for the purpose of indulging in tho use of opium, either by for use of opium. smoking or otherwise, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemea

nor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in

section 'two of this Act. Term per. SEC. 5. The term “person or persons," as used in this Act, son and agent, etc. shall include copartnerships and associations, and the term what to "agents,” as used in this Act, in addition to its usual meaning, include.

shall include all persons who act for another, or other person or persons, or for corporations, either domestic or foreign.

CHAP. XXVIII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled “An Act to pro

vide for the maintenance and supervision of public schools,approved March twentieth, eighteen hundred and sixty-five, as amended March eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven.

[Approved February 12, 1877.] The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section forty-three of said Act, as amended March eighth, eighteen hundred and sixty-seven, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section Forty-three. No portion of the public school funds, not to be nor of money raised by State tax, or specially appropriated for used for the support of public schools, shall be devoted to any other sectarian purposes. object or purpose; nor shall any portion of the public school

funds, nor of money raised by State tax for the support of public schools, be in any way segregated, divided, or set apart for the use or benefit of any sectarian or secular society or association,

CHAP. XXIX.–An Act to authorize the County Commissioners of

Washoe County to issue bonds for the construction of a county - bridge across the Truckee River at Reno, in said county, and to

provide for the payment of the same.

- [Approved February 12, 1877.] The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. The County Commissioners of Washoe County Bonds to

be issued. are hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds in the name of the county, to the extent of sixteen thousand dollars, and to pledge the good faith and credit of said county for the payment of botb principal and interest thereof, for the purpose of constructing a bridge across the Truckee River, in the Town Place. of Reno, at the intersection of Virginia street with said river. Said bridge shall be constructed of wood or iron, or both, as Method of

construcsaid County Commissioners may determine, and shall be of suf- cons ficient width for two wagons to pass each other on the carriage way, with sidewalks on each side, separated from the carriage way by a substantial railing. SEC. 2. The Commissioners shall cause said bonds to be pre. Bonds,

how prepared; they sball be signed by the Chairman of the Board, and

nu, and pared. countersigned by the Clerk of the Board, indorsed by the County Treasurer, and authenticated with the seal of tbe County Clerk. Coupons for interest shall be attached to each bond so that the coupon may be removed without injury to the bond; said coupons, consecutively numbered, shall be signed by the County Treasurer.

Sec. 3. No bonds issued under the provisions of this Act Gold coin, shall be sold for any currency except gold coin of the United etc. States, nor at less than par value.

SEC. 4. The County Commissioners are hereby duly author- How sold, ized to negotiate the sale of the said bonds, the proceeds of etc. which shall be placed in the County Treasury, to the credit of a fund to be known as the Reno Bridge Fund, for the purposes mentioned in section one of this Act. SEC. 5. The bonds shall be of the denomination of five hun. Denomi.

nation, in dred dollars each; they shall be pumbered from one to thirty. ter

terest, etc. two; the interest shall not exceed ten per cent per annum, payable annually, and in no case shall any of such bonds issued by virtue of this Act run a longer term than sixteen years from the date of issue; nor shall a greater amount than one thousand dollars of the principal of said bonds be made payable in one year. SEC. 6. For the purpose of creating a fund for the payment Tax au

horizeu. of the bonds hereby authorized, and the interest thereon, the Board of County Commissioners of Washoe County is hereby authorized and empowered to levy and collect, annually, a tax of one tenth of one per cent upon the assessed value of all the property, real and personal, within the boundaries of said Washoe County, until such bonds and the interest thereon sball have been fully paid. Such tax shall be assessed and

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collected in the same manner and at the same time as other taxes are assessed and collected, and the proceeds thereof shall

be kept by the County Treasurer in the Reno Bridge Fund. Redemp. SEC. 7. The Board of County Commissioners shall, when

necessary, give notice, by publication in some newspaper published at the county seat of Washoe County, for a term not exceeding sixty days, setting forth the amount of money on hand for the purpose of redeeming such bonds, and the num. ber and date of bonds subject to redemption, together with the

time at which the interest on said bonds will cease. Act to SEC. 8. This Act to take effect and be in force from and take effect after its approval.

CHAP. XXX.-An Act requiring persons slaughtering horned cattle

to keep the hides and ears ten days, and punishing a failure so to do.

[Approved February 12, 1877.]

The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Any person slaughtering any borned cattle shall keep, for the period of ten days, in some place where the same may be seen, the hide intact, with the ears on, and shall, on demand of any person or persona, be required to produce said hide, with the said ears on, for the said period of ten days.

SEC. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this Act shall be guilty of misdemeanor, and on conviction shall be fined not exceeding five hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail for a period not more than six months.

Penalty.

· CHAP. XXXI.-An Act authorizing the Board of County Commis

sioners of Lyon County, Nevada, to build a jail at Silver City, in said county, and to appropriate money for the same.

[Approved February 12, 1877.]
The People of the State of Nevada, represented in

Assembly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. The Board of County Commissioners of Lyon Commis- County, Nevada, are hereby authorized to appropriate out of author any money in the Treasury of said county not otherwise spe. ized to set apart a

et cially appropriated, a sum not exceeding fifteen hundred dollars, certain for the purpose of building a jail at Silver City, in said county.

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