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day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one; and all such money or moneys shall remain in the treasury of said city until after said first day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one. And the Board of Aldermen of said city of Virginia, and the Treasurer thereof, are hereby expressly prohibited from purchasing or redeeming any warrant, bond or other legal evidence of indebtedness whatever, against said city, until after the first day of July, A. D. one thousand eight hundred

and seventy-one. Money not Sec. 8. No money shall be paid out of the treasury of said tnbe receipt Virginia City for any purpose or upon any claim other than for for expenses the current expenses of said city, except as in this Act provided.

Sec. 9. The Act entitled "An Act supplementary to and repealed.

amendatory of an Act entitled 'An Act to provide for the payment of the outstanding indebtedness of Virginia City, Storey County,' approved January twenty-seventh, eighteen hundred and sixty-five," and approved March third, one thousand eight hnndred and sixty-six, and all Acts and parts of Acts, inconsistent with and repugnant to the provisions of this Act, are hereby repealed.

Acts

CHAP. XLV.-An Act to provide for the preservation of the Man

uscript Laws.

[Approved March 2, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows:

bound.

Secretary of

SECTION 1. The Secretary of State is hereby authorized, and State it is made his duty, within ninety days from the passage of this required to cause maun. Act, to cause all the manuscript laws, joint and concurrent resoscript laws, lutions and memorials of the last (1869) session, to be suitably

bound in a book, in junk board, marbled, with leather backs and corners. Said manuscripts shall be and remain under his per

sonal supervision while in the process of binding. Duty in SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State, after relation to the final adjournment of each session of the Legislature, and after

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all the laws, joint and concurrent resolutions and memorials have been printed as required by law, to cause all the enrolled bills of such laws, joint and concurrent resolutions and memorials, to be bound in a suitable book in junk board, marbled, with leather backs and corners. It shall be his duty to personally superin

tend such work, and at all times have immediate control thereof. Expenses, Sec. 3. The expenses incurred in such work shall be paid by how paid.

by the State in such manner as may be directed by the State Board of Examiners.

CHAP. XLVI.-An Act to repeal an Act entitled . An Act to

prohibit carrying of concealed weapons," approved February 27th, 1867.

[Approved March 2, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows: SECTION 1. “An Act to prohibit carrying of concealed weap- Act ons," approved February 27th, 1867, is hereby repealed.

repealed.

CHAP. XLVII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act to

restrict Gaming.

[Approved March 2, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section four of the above entitled Act is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section Four. The amount to be paid to the sheriff for a Amount to monthly license shall be as follows: In any county in which at be paid for the general election next preceding the time of application were license. polled fifteen hundred or more votes, or in any county created after said general election, one hundred dollars, and in all other counties, seventy-five dollars; provided, the applicant may Proviso. procure a quarterly license, in which case there shall be deducted ten per cent. from the amount of such license.

CHAP. XLVIII.-An Act to amend an Act entitled "An Act

concerning County Recorders and defining their duties," approved March 9th, 1865.

[Approved March 2, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows:

to take acknowl

SECTION 1. Section two of the above mentioned Act is hereby Empowered amended so as to read as follows:

Section Two. The County Recorder of the several counties edgments. within this State are hereby empowered to take and certify the acknowledgment and proof of all conveyances affecting any real

estate, or of any other written instrument, for which he shall receive the same fees as are now prescribed by law.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

CHAP. XLIX.- An Act for the relief of John W. Averill.

[Approved March 2, 1871.]

Preamble.

WHEREAS, John W. Averill has paid to the State of Nevada the sum of four hundred (400) dollars for southeast quarter of southeast quarter of section eighteen, and southwest quarter of southwest quarter of section seventeen, and west half of northwest quarter of section twenty, township fourteen, north range, twenty east; and, whereas the State of Nevada has no title to said land, and the money so paid by the said Averill has been placed in the school fund; now, therefore,

Controller authorized to draw warrant.

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

bly, do enact as follows, to wit: SECTION 1. The Controller is hereby authorized to draw his warrant in favor of John W. Averill, for the sum of four hundred (400) dollars in currency, payable out of the “State School Fund," and the State Treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to pay the same out of said fund.

CHAP. L.-An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act to amend

an Act to provide for organizing and disciplining the Militia of this state, approved March fourth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five," approved March twelfth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-seven.

[Approved March 2, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows :

Duty of
County
Commis-
sioners in
relation
to care of
public
arms, etc.

SECTION 1. Section twenty-two of said Act is amended to read as follows:

Section Twenty-two. It shall be the duty of the Board of County Commissioners of any county in which public arms, accoutrements or military stores are now had, or shall hereafter be. received for the use of any volunteer organized militia company,

to provide a suitable and safe armory for organized militia comExpenses, panies within such county. The expenses of procuring and mainhow paid. taining armories shall be paid out of the general fund of the

county, to be paid by the County Treasurer on presentation of the Auditor's certificate that such allowance had been made by the Board of County Commissioners. The Treasurer shall re- Treasurer quire a receipt of the person presenting said certificate, which

to require

receipt, etc. shall be received by the State Treasurer as so much money, and be so allowed in the settlement by the County Treasurer with the Controller and Treasurer of State.

Sec. 2. Section seventy-one is hereby amended so as to read Uniform. as follows:

Section Seventy-one. Every company, battalion or regiment of organized militia of this State may adopt a uniform for itself, subject, however, to the approval of the commander-inchief, on inspection and report by the proper officer.

CHAP. LI.—An Act to appropriate funds for the Preparation

and Publication of the sixth and seventh volumes of the Nevada Reports.

[-Approved March 2, 1871.)

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

bly, do enact as follows :

Court.

SECTION 1. There is hereby appropriated the sum of thirty- Appropriseven hundred dollars, in gold coin, out of any moneys in the ation for State treasury, not otherwise specifically appropriated, for the decisions preparation and publication of the sixth volume of the Nevada Supreme reports; and also, a like sum is hereby appropriated as aforesaid for the preparation and publication of the seventh volume of said reports; and on presentation of the proper evidence of acceptance of either volume of said Nevada reports by the Judges of the Supreme Court, or a majority of them, the Controller of State shall draw his warrant on the Treasurer in favor of the commissioner for said sum of thirty-seven hund ed do rs for each of said volumes.

CHAP. LII.-An Act to prevent the Destruction of Fish in the

waters of the State of Nevada.

[Approved March 2, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows : SECTION 1. It shall not be lawful for any person or persons, When not between the first day of January and the first day of September of each year to catch or kill any river, lake, brook or salmon trout in any of the streams, rivers, lakes or other waters within this State, with any seine, gillnet, or any spear, weir, fence,

lawful to catch fish.

Same.

to be constructed.

baskets, trap, explosive material or other substance or implements, or in any manner except by hook and line ; and it shall not be lawful at any time for any person or persons to catch or kill such fish in any of the waters in this State by any poisonous,

deleterious or stupefying drug, explosive material or other subMisdemean- stance. Any person who shall violate the provisions of this sec

tion shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon convicPunishment tion thereof shall be punished by a fine of not less than thirty .

dollars or more than three hundred dollars, together with costs of suit, or by imprisonment in the county jail in the county in which such person or persons shall have been convicted of such offense, for a period not less than twenty days nor more than six

months, or by both such fine and imprisonment. Fish-ways SEC. 2. All persons, firms or corporations who have erected and ladders mill-dams, water-weirs or other obstructions on rivers or streams,

within the waters of this State, shall within thirty days after the passage of this Act, construct fish-ways or fish-ladders, at such mill-dams, water-weirs or obstructions, so that at all seasons of

the year, fish may ascend above such dam, weir or obstruction, to Failure to deposit their spawn. Any person, firm or corporation owning construct,

such mill-dam or obstruction who shall fail to construct or keep

in repair such fish-way or fish-ladder shall be deemed guilty of a Punishment misdemeanor, and shall be punished by a fine, upon conviction

thereof, not exceeding three hundred dollars; provided, that nothing in this section shall be construed to apply to the waters of Carson river, Humboldt river, Reese river, Walker river or any of [the] streams in this State situated east of Reese river.

SEC. 3. All other Acts or parts of Acts, so far as they relate to the preservation and protection of fish in the waters of this State, are hereby repealed.

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

misdemeanor.

Proviso,

Repeal.

CHAP. LIII.-An Act to aid the Nevada Benevolent Association

in providing means to erect an Insane Asylum.

[Approved March 3, 1871.]

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

sembly, do enact as follows :

Gift concerts

SECTION 1. It shall be lawful for the Nevada Benevolent Assoauthorized. ciation of the State of Nevada to give not exceeding three public

entertainments or concerts, to sell tickets of admission to the same; to distribute among the holders of such tickets personal property, real estate, things in action, demands or other valuables, and to regulate the distribution of all such property or gifts by raffle or other schemes of like character; provided, that such entertainment or gift concert, and each of them, shall be managed and controlled in all respects by the board of managers or trustees of said association, and the proceeds thereof, after de

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