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made the duty of such county, township or city, by and through its proper officers, out of any money belonging thereto, not otherwise specially appropriated or set apart, to procure a sufficient amount of

the currency specified in this section to pay such obligation or liability; Proviso. provided, if the owner and holder of any such debt or obligation will

offer in writing to receive in full satisfaction and payment thereof a sum in gold coin which will be equal to the market value in such gold coin, of the legal tender paper currency of the United States (such valuation to be determined by said county or municipal authorities) which he would be entitled to receive, it shall be lawful for such county, township or city, by and through its proper officers, to accept the surrender of such obligation and pay in gold coin a sum that will be in

full satisfaction thereof, upon the terms herein provided. When debt Sec. 2. Whenever since the first day of January, A.D. 1869, any to be discharged in county, township or city government shall have contracted or incurred

any debt, expense or obligation on a basis of value reckoned in the legal tender paper currency of the United States, and not on a gold coin basis, the same shall be paid and discharged in such legal tender paper currency, and the funds necessary to so pay and discharge the same may be obtained, or the same satisfied and paid in manner as

provided in section one of this Act. Not to ap Sec. 3. Nothing in this Act or the Act to which this Act is suppleply to pay

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heretofore or that may hereafter be purchased of the State ; but all such lands may be paid for in the legal tender paper currency of the United States.

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CHAP. XL.–An Act to redistrict the State of Nevada.

[Approved February 27, 1869.]

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

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SECTION 1. From and after the first Monday of January A.D. one Districts. thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, the State shall be divided

into Judgment Districts as follows: The County of Storey shall constiSecond. tute the first Judicial District. The Counties of Ormsby, Douglas,

Washoe and Roop, which latter shall be attached to Washoe, for judiFourth. cial purposes, the Second District. The Counties of Lyon and Esme

ralda, the Third District. The County of Humboldt, the Fourth

District. The Counties of Nye and Churchill, the Fifth District. Seventh. The County of Lander, the Sixth District. The County of Lincoln, Eighth.

the Seventh District. The County of White Pine, the Eighth Dis

trict. For each of which District Judges shall be elected by the qualJudges ified Electors thereof, at the general election, in the year eighteen

bundred and seventy. Counties of Sec. 2. Until said first Monday in January, eighteen hundred and and Lander seventy-one, the Counties of Lander and White Pine shall constitute to consti.. the Sixth Judicial District ; provided, that if at any time previous to District. said day, a vacancy shall happen in the office of District Judge of

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the Sixth Judicial District, then, and upon the happening of said event, Proviso. the County of Lander shall become and constitute separately the Sixth Judicial District ; and the County of White Pine separately the Eighth Judicial District. If such vacancy shall happen by reason of the Resignation

of W. H. resignation of W. H. Beatty, the present Judge of said Sixth Judicial Beatty, etc. District, then the said W. H. Beatty shall immediately upon said resignation be and become the District Judge of the Eighth Judicial District, and hold said office until the first Monday of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one ; and the vacancy in the Sixth District shall be filled by appointment of the Governor. In case a vacancy happens in said Sixth District prior to said first Monday of Vacancy in January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, in any other Sixth

trict, how manner than by the resignation of said incumbent, then the Governor filled. shall appoint à District Judge for each of said Districts, who shall hold their offices until said first Monday in January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one.

SEC. 3. The salary of the Judge of the First District shall be Judges' seven thousand dollars a year. Of the Second District, five thousand salarie dollars a year, of which sum the County of Washoe shall pay twenty- First. six hundred dollars, the County of Ormsby sixteen hundred dollars, Second. and the County of Douglas eight hundred dollars. Of the Third Dis- Third trict, five thousand five hundred dollars a year, of which the County of Lyon shall pay thirty-five hundred dollars, the County of Esmeralda two thousand dollars. Of the Fourth District, three thousand Fourth. two hundred dollars a year. Of the Fifth District, three thousand Fifth. six hundred dollars a year, of which the Counties of Nye and Chur- sixth chill shall pay each one-half. Of the Sixth District, five thousand dollars a year. Of the Seventh District, three thousand dollars a ser year. Of the Eighth District, seven thousand dollars a year. The Eighth. said provision as to salaries shall take effect as to all said districts except the Eighth, on the first day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, and in said Eighth District on said day, or on the happening of the contingency by which it becomes a district previous to said day, as provided in Section Two of this Act. So long as Sixth, how White Pine County shall remain a part of the Sixth Judicial District, paid. the salary of the Judge shall be paid in equal proportions by the Counties of Lander and White Pine.

SEC. 4. The terms of Court shall commence in said Districts as Terms of follows: In the First District on the first Monday in January, March, Court. June and October. In the Second District, in the County of Washoe, First. on the first Monday in January, June and October; in the County of Second. Ormsby on the first Monday in March, August and November ; in the County of Douglas on the first Monday of May and of December. In the Third District, in the County of Lyon, on the first Mondays of Third. February, June and October, and in Esmeralda on the third Mondays of March, July and November. In the Fourth District on the first Mon- Fourth. day of March, July and November. In the Fifth District, in the fifth. County of Nye, on the first Monday of January, April and August, and in Churchill County on the first Monday of March, June and November. In the Sixth District on the first Mondays of March, June, Sixth. September and December. In the Seventh District on the first Mon- Seventh. days of March, August and December. In the Eighth District on the fighth. first Monday of March, June, September and December. The provi- When pro

visions of sions of this section in regard to terms of Court shall go into effect on

section to the first Monday of January, A.D. eighteen hundred and seventy-one; take effect.

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provided, that as to the Eighth District it shall take effect immediately upon the happening of the contingency by which the provision creating the Districts shall take effect as provided in section two; and, provided further, that while the Sixth District shall continue to embrace the counties of White Pine and of Lander, the terms of Court therein shall commence as follows: In Lander County on the first Monday of January and August. In the County of White Pine on the first Monday of April and October.

CHAP. XLI.-An Act to amend an Act of the Legislative Assem

bly of the Territory of Nevada entitled An Act to create Counties and establish the boundaries thereof,approved Novenber 25, 1861.

[Approved February 27, 1869.)

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

do enact as follows:

Section 1. Section nine of the Act of which this Act is amenda

tory is hereby amended so as to read as follows: Churchill Section Nine. There shall be a county to be known as Churchill County.

County, to include all that part of the State of Nevada within the boundaries described as follows: Beginning at the southeast corner of Lyon County, and running thence east along the northern line of Esmeralda County to the northeast corner of said Esmeralda County ; thence northeast to the southwest corner of Lander County; thence north along the western line of said Lander County to the fortieth degree of north latitude ; thence west along said fortieth degree north latitude to where it strikes the summit of a range of mountains mark. ing the eastern boundary line of Roop County; thence southerly along said range to the northeast corner of Washoe County ; thence southerly along the eastern boundary of Washoe County to a point one hun. dred feet north of the Central Pacific Railroad; thence northeasterly along the north side of said Central Pacific Railroad and parallel thereto, at a distance therefrom of one hundred feet, to a point sixteen miles from the east side of the bridge across the Truckee River, belonging to the Central Pacific Railroad Company, at the town of Wadsworth; thence southerly to a point on the Carson River three miles below Honey Lake, Smith's old station; thence southerly to the point of be

ginning. Commis- SEC. 2. The Board of County Commissioners of Churchill County sioners re- is hereby authorized and required to set apart annually for five years quired to set apart the sum of three thousand dollars out of the revenues of said county, money, etc

which sum shall be paid to Humboldt County each year, until the sum of fifteen thousand dollars shall have been paid. On or before the first day of January each year, the Auditor of Churchill County shall draw his warrant on the Treasurer of Churchill County in favor of the Treasurer of Humboldt County for the sum of three thousand dollars in coin, and the Treasurer of Churchill County shall pay such warrant on presentation out of the moneys set apart for the purpose as provided by this section. The Treasurer of Humboldt County shall place the same into the Redemption Fund of Humboldt County.

SEC. 3. All Acts, or parts of Acts, so far as they conflict with this Repeal. Act, are hereby repealed.

CHAP. XLII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to pro

vide for the Incorporation of Railroad Companies, and the management of the affairs thereof, and other matters relating thereto,approved March 22d, 1865.

[Approved February 27, 1869.]

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

do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section twelve of the Act of which this Act is amendatory is amended so as to read as follows:

Section Twelve. The stock of such company shall be deemed per- Personal sonal estate, and shall be transferable in the manner provided by the Stockholdpreceding section, and upon the book of the company, upon proper ers. assignment and delivery to the assignee of the certificate of stock; but no share shall be transferable until all previous calls or installments thereon shall have been fully paid in.

Sec. 2. Section fourteen of the said Act is amended so as to read as follows:

Section Fourteen. Certificates of Stock shall be issued, signed by Certificates the President and Secretary, in such manner as may be prescribed by of St the by-laws of the company.

Sec. 3. Section fifteen of the said Act is amended so as to read as follows:

Section Fifteen. Such companies shall have power to borrow from May borrow time to time, on the credit of the corporation, and under such restrictions as two-thirds in interest of the stockholders may impose, such sum or sums of money, not exceeding in all the amount of its capital stock, as may be necessary for the construction and equipment of their road, at a rate of interest not to exceed fifteen per centum per annum, and to execute bonds or promissory notes therefor, in sums not less than one thousand dollars in any one note or bond, and to secure said notes or bonds may mortgage their corporated property and franchise, and pledge the income of the company; and the Directors of such company shall also provide, in such manner as to them may seem best, a sinking fund, Sinking

Fund. to be especially applied to the redemption of such bonds on or before their maturity, and may also confer on any holder of any bond, so issued for money borrowed, or in payment of any debt, or contract, for the construction or equipinent of such road as aforesaid, the right to convert the principal due or owing thereon into stock of such company, at any time within six years from the date of such bond, under such regulations as the company may adopt.

Sec. 4. Section twenty-three of said Act is amended so as to read

as follows: Guardians, Section Twenty-three. If it shall become necessary, for any of the etc., may convey real purposes aforesaid, for such company to acquire any real estate, or any estate to

right, title or interest therein, which is the property of any infant, idiot, company.

or insane person, the guardian, executor, or administrator, (as the case may be) may sell and convey the same to said company, but neither such sale or conveyance shall be valid, for any purpose, until the same shall have been approved by the Judge of the proper Court; and said Judge is hereby authorized to examine such deeds and conveyances, and if he shall deem the same just and proper he shall approve the same, and thereupon such conveyances shall have the same force and effect, for the purposes in this section mentioned, as if the same had been executed by persons competent to convey lands in their own names.

Sec. 5. Section twenty-four of said Act is amended so as to read

as follows: Special pro- Section Twenty-four. Such company may acquire any real estate, or ceedings to

uire real any right, title, interest, estate, or claim therein or thereto, necessary estate.

for the purposes of said company, as hereinbefore provided, by means of the special proceedings prescribed in this Act. The said special proceedings shall be substantially as follows: The said company shall file in the Clerk's office of the District Court, in the county in which said real estate is situated, a petition verified according to law, stating therein the name of the company, the time when it was incorporated, that it still continues in legal existence, the principal termini of the proposed railroad, the description by metes and bounds, or by some accurate designation of the tract, or tracts of land which said company desire to appropriate for the purposes in the foregoing section mentioned ; that said tract or tracts of land are necessary for said purposes ; that the line of said railroad has been surveyed, and a map thereof made, (a copy of which shall be filed with the said petition); that said line has been adopted as the route of said railroad, and the names of the persons in possession of said tract, or tracts, of land, and of those claiming any right, title or interest therein, as far as the same can be ascertained by reasonable diligence.

CHAP. XLIII.—An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to

create the office of State Printer, define the duties and compensation thereof, and provide for the time and manner of election,approved January 10, 1865.

[Approved February 27, 1869.1 The People of the State of Nevada, represented in Senate and Assembly,

do enact as follows:

Board of Printing Commissioners created.

SECTION 1. Section thirteen of said Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section Thirteen. A Board of Commissioners is hereby created, consisting of the Controller, Secretary of State, and one expert in printing,

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