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CHAP. XVI.- An Act requiring State Officers to prepare and

transmit to the Legislature Duplicates of all Reports intended for Publication.

[Approved February 17, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows :

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SECTION 1. It is hereby made the duty of all State officers who Duplicate are now required by law to make either annual or biennial reports reports to to prepare and transmit the same, plainly written, duplicate be prepared copies of said reports for the use and benefit of the State Printer. Sec. 2. Each State officer shall be allowed fifteen cents per tion for pre

Compensafolio of one hundred words as a compensation for preparing a paring copduplicate of his report, as provided for in this Act; and all moneys due for said work shall be drawn in equal proportions from the contingent funds of the Senate and Assembly, by resolution, upon the certificate of the officer having the duplicate report prepared.

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CHAP. XVII. -An Act supplementary to an Act entitled An

Act to provide for the Selection and Sale of the Lands granted by the United States to the State of Nevada," approved April 2, 1867, and providing for the Payment of the Claim of Britton and Gray.

[Approved February 20, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows :

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SECTION 1. That the Board of Regents are hereby authorized Agent to

be and required to appoint an agent or agents who shall be duly au-ed to reprethorized to represent the State of Nevada, before the General sent Nevada

at WashingLand Office and Department of the Interior at Washington, D. C.; and whose duty it shall be to attend to the certification of Duty of lands selected in satisfaction of the grants made by Congress to Agent. said State, and to represent the said State in all matters growing out of the adjustment and settlement of said grants. The said Board of Regents shall fix the compensation of the said agent or compensaagents at a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars per annum; and the amount so fixed shall be paid annually out of any moneys in the State Treasury not otherwise appropriated, upon bills to be certified and approved by the Board of Examiners; in payment of which the Controller of State shall draw his warrant upon Treasurer of State. Sec. 2. That there be and hereby is appropriated out of

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in payment of the claim of Britton and Gray, of Washington, D. C., when approved by the Board of Examiners, for services performed by them as agents and attorneys of the State of Nevada, under authority issued to them by the Board of Regents,

under date of July twenty-second, one thousand eight hundred Controller and sixty-seven; and the Controller of State is hereby directed

and required to draw his warrant on the Treasurer of State, in favor of said Britton and Gray, for the amount herein appropriated, or such amount as may be found due by the Board of Examiners, not to exceed that sum, which amount shall be in full payment of all claim and demand of the said Britton and Gray against the said State of Nevada, accruing prior to the approval of this Act.

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CHAP. XVIII.-An Act to promote the introduction and use of

Steam Power for Transportation Purposes on common roads in the State.

[Approved February 21, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Whenever it may be desired by three or more persons to form an association or incorporation for the purpose of introducing and maintaining in this State steam traction wagons or locomotives, for common roads, for the purpose of transporting freight and passengers on such roads, such persons, their associates or assigns, are hereby authorized to form themselves into such association or incorporation under and pursuant to the provisions of an Act entitled “An Act to provide for the formation of corporations for certain purposes," approved March tenth, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-five, and of the several Acts amendatory thereto. Such association or incorporation shall be subject to all the restrictions, and shall derive and may profit by all the privileges and benefits contained in said aforementioned Act.

Sec. 2. Such association or incorporation in order to fully etc., roads. carry out its object, viz: the introduction and actual mainte

nance of lines of steam traction wagons or locomotives on roads of this State, are hereby expressly authorized to locate, survey, construct, maintain and own for their exclusive use, roads or highways, which shall include bridges over intervening streams, and all necessary grounds and property real and personal required

for the purposes above mentioned, between points which shall be Plat to be specified and designated as follows: Whenever any such associa

ciation or incorporation may desire to build a road for the exclusive use of steam traction wagons between any two or more points or towns in this State, such association or incorporation shall file a plat of the proposed road in the office of the County Recorder of the county or counties within or through which such road is proposed to be located; and shall also file a copy of

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the general articles of association of the company; and the Copy of record of such plat and articles of association shall give construc- articles tive notice to all persons of the matters therein contained; which to be filed. record and notice shall confer upon the company so filing, the exclusive right to the route designated and shown in the plat, unless said company fails to commence the construction of said road prior to the expiration of the limit of ninety days as hereinafter provided. The work of construction of said road must be com- When work menced within ninety days from and after the filing of said plat. menced. The association or incorporation proposing to construct roads, un

-Authorized der this Act, are hereby authorized to enter upon private lands for the purpose above specified, and to lay all their roads not exceeding vate lands, one hundred and fifty feet in width, together with such lands as may be necessary for water, fuel, transfers, passenger and freight stations, and to cross any other road or highway; and if said lands Lands, how cannot be obtained by the consent of the owner or owners thereof, then such association or incorporation is hereby required in order to obtain such lands to take the course prescribed and set forth in section three of "An Act to provide for constructing or maintaining toll-roads and bridges in the State of Nevada," approved March eighth, one thousand eight hundred and sixtyfive. Sec. 3. Such incorporations or associations are hereby author

to purchase, ized to combine, consolidate or contract with, or purchase any etc., toll toll-road which is or may be formed under the laws of this State, for the purpose of making use in whole or in part of such tollroad for the purposes herein before mentioned; provided, that in case any such association or incorporation shall purchase any toll-road as herein provided, the traveling public making use of said road prior to such purchase shall not be debarred the use of said road in consequence of such purchase; and, provided further, Proviso. that all companies operating under this Act, that may effect any purchase of any toll-road now built or hereafter built, shall, in making use of said toll-road for the purposes hereinbefore mentioned, run said steam wagons as near as may be in conformity with a schedule or time table, which must be regularly published for the benefit of the public; and, provided further, that the road now Proviso. used as the main thoroughfare between Virginia City and Truckee Meadows shall not be used by said steam wagons for the purpose of transporting freight or passengers, except by special act of the Legislature; and, provided further, that no toll-road shall be used Proviso. for the purposes herein specified except the Board of Commissioners of the county in which the same may be located, first certify by public ordinance that such use will not seriously interfere with its use by the public.

Sec. 4. Chinese labor shall not be employed on said road or roads in constructing the same, or after it, or their completion prohibited. in any manner whatever, under the penalty of forfeiture of the right of way, by the corporations or associations or persons owning the said road or roads, to the State of Nevada.

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CHAP. XIX.- An Act to provide for the Removal of the County

Seat of Lincoln County by the qualified electors of said County.

[Approved February 21, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows:

Commissioners authorized to order election.

Ballots, how written or

Canvass of vote.

Section 1. Within ten days after the passage of this Act, the Board of County Commissioners of Lincoln County, are hereby authorized and required, to order an election to be held in said county, on a day not exceeding fifty-one days from the date of said order, giving thirty days notice thereof, in some newspaper

published in said county, or by posting written or printed notices What notice at the several voting precincts in said county. Such notices shall

state the time and place of holding such election, and shall further
state that the purpose for which such election is held, is to de-
termine the question of the removal of the county seat of said
Lincoln County.

Sec. 2. Each elector voting for the removal of the county printed. seat, shall have written or printed on his ballot, the words “ For

Removal,” also the name of the place at which he desires the
county seat to be located; and each person voting against the
removal of the county seat, shall have written or printed on his
ballot, the words "Against Removal."

Sec. 3. The Board of Commissioners of said Lincoln County,
shall meet on the second Monday following said election and pro-
ceed to canvass the vote, and the place having received the major-
ity of all the legal votes cast at such election, shall be declared
by them to be the county seat of the said county of Lincoln;
provided, no one of the places voted for receive a majority of all
the legal votes cast, there shall be held a second election for said
county seat, on the second Thursday thereafter; at which second
election, the balloting shall be confined to the two places having
the highest number of votes, as provided for in this Act; but, if on
canvass and return of the votes cast at the first election provided
for in this Act, it appears that a majority of all the legal votes
cast in said county are against removal, an entry shall be made
on the records of the Board of County Commissioners of said
county of Lincoln and no further proceedings shall be had under
the provisions of this Act.

SEC. 4. Should the county seat of Lincoln County, be rechives, etc.,

moved at any election held under the provisions of this Act, the
Board of County Commissioners of said county of Lincoln, shall
cause the archives, county records, books, maps, papers, furni-
ture and all other public property of said county to be removed
to the place selected as the county seat of said county, within
ten days after the entry shall have been made upon the records
of the Board of County Commissioners declaring such place the

county seat, as in the Act provided.
Elections, Sec. 5. The elections provided for in this Act, shall be con-

ducted in all respects as provided for by the general election
laws of this State.

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CHAP. XX.–An Act to pay A. C. Ellis for Legal Services ren

dered and to be rendered in the cause of the State of Nevada, against Henry A. Rhoades, Administrator of the estate of Eben Rhoades, late State Treasurer, and the bondsmen of said Eben Rhoades.

[Approved February 21, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows :

SECTION 1. Upon the filing of a written agreement by A. C. To file

agreement. Ellis, with the Secretary of State, to the effect that he, the said Ellis, will prosecute the case of the State of Nevada, against Henry A. Rhoades, Administrator of the estate of Eben Rhoades, deceased, late State Treasurer, and the bo Ismen of said Treasurer, until its final termination, and release and relinquish all rights to the claim of one thousand dollars allowed by the State Board of Examiners, July sixth, one thousand eight hundred and seventy; the Controller of State is hereby authorized and directed Controller to draw his warrant upon the Treasurer of State, in favor of A. warrant. C. Ellis, for the sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, and the Treasurer is hereby directed to pay the same out of any money in the General Fund not otherwise specifically appro- general priated.

SEC. 2. The sum of two thousand five hundred dollars, is Approprihereby appropriated for the payment of said warrant, out of any moneys not otherwise specifically appropriated.

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CHAP. XXI.-An Act to amend an Act entitled " An Act for the

Incorporation of Railroad Companies and the Management of the Affairs thereof, and other matters relating thereto,approved March 22, 1865.

[Approved February 21, 1871.]

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

bly, do enact as follows:

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SECTION 1. Section fifty-seven of the Act of which this is amendatory, is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Section Fifty-seven. All railroads built by companies incorpor-Kind of rail ated under the provisions of this Act, shall be constructed with constructhe best quality of iron rail known [as] T rail, and H rail, or other tion. patterns of equal utility; provided, the provisions of this section Proviso. shall neither apply to track laid down in streets of incorporate cities or towns, nor other railroads operated by animal power.

SEC. 2. Section two of an Act entitled “An Act to amend an Acts Act entitled 'An Act to provide for the Incorporation of Rail-repealed. road Companies and the Management of the Affairs thereof, and

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