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time of sale.

flowing owned and held by the landholders of the company.

Sub. 8. All purchasers of the interests of land- Legal title vests holders in the canals or ditches of the company, and

on an in company. their right to use of the water therein flowing made by the company, vest the legal title of the same in the company, and the interests so purchased shall be held subject to the control of the trustees and landholders of any such company, who may make such disposition of the same as they deem fit, in accordance with the by-laws of the company or vote of the majority of all the remaining landholders, according to acreage. Whenever any portion of the interest of any landholder is held by the company, a majority of the remaining landholders voting by acreage, as provided in this section shall be and is a majority of the landholders for all purposes of election or voting on any question at a landholder's meeting.

Sub. 9. The days fixed in any notice of delinquent Extension of sale published or posted according to the provisions herewith, may be extended from time to time, for not more than thirty days, by order of the trustees and entered on the records of the company; but no order extending the time for the performance of any act specified in any notice shall be effective unless such extension or postponement is appended to and published or posted with the notice to which the order relates.

Sub. 10. No tax is or shall be invalidated by a Tax not invalifailure to make publication of or to post the notice larity, excepe." hereinbefore provided for, nor by the non-performance of any act required in order to enforce payment of the same; but in case of any substantial error or omission in the course of proceedings for collection, all previous proceedings except the levying of the tax shall be void, and publication or posting must be begun anew.

Sub. 11. Noaction shall be sustained either for dam- Action for age or to recover the interest of any landholder, sold for damages, etc., delinquent taxes upon the ground of irregularity in the sustained. election or vote to determine the rate of tax, irregularity or defect in the notice of sale, or defect or irregularity in the sale, unless the party seeking to maintain such action first pays or tenders to the company, or the party holding the interest of such taxpayer, the sum for which the same was sold, together with all the subsequent taxes levied, or which may have been paid thereon and legal interest on such sums from the time

dated by irregularity, except.

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Proof of publication or posting.

the same was by the affidavit of the secre

they were paid, and no such action shall be sustained unless the same is commenced by the filing of a complaint and the issuing and serving of a summons thereon within six months after such sale was made.

Sub. 12. The publication of any notice required by this act may be proved by the affidavit of the printer, foreman or principal clerk of the newspaper in which the same was published, the posting of such notice may be proved by the affidavit of the person who posted the same, and the affidavit of the secretary or auctioneer shall be prima facie evidence of the time, of place and sale of the quantity and particular description of the interest of the landholder sold, and to whom and for what price, and of the fact of the purchase money being paid. The affidavits herein provided for, shall be filed in the office of the company, and copies of the same certified by the secretary thereof shall be prima facie evidence of the facts therein stated. Certificates signed by the secretary shall be prima facie evidence of the contents thereof.

Sec. 2. Chapter 14 of the Laws of 1890 and Chapter 36 of the Laws of 1892 are hereby repealed.

Approved March 19, 1896.

CHAPTER LVI.

OFFENSES AGAINST ELECTIVE FRANCHISE.

AN ACT in Relation to Elections and Crimes and Offenses against the Elec

tive Franchise, and requiring Candidates and Chairman to file Statements of their Expenditures.

Offering or giving bribe.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Utah:

SECTION 1. It shall be unlawful for any person, directly or indirectly, by himself or through any other person:

(a). To pay, loan or contribute, or offer, or promise to pay, loan or contribute, any money or other valuable consideration to or for any voter, or to or for any other person, to induce such voter to vote or refrain

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from voting at any election provided by law, or to induce any voter to vote or refrain from voting at such election for any particular person or persons, or to induce such voter to go to the polls or remain away from the polls at such election, or on account of such voter having voted or refrained from voting for any particular person, or having gone to the polls or remained away from the polls at such election.

(b). To give, offer or promise any office, place or employment, or to promise or procure, or endeavor to procure any office, place or employment, to or for any voter, or to or for any other person, in order to induce such voter to vote or refrain from voting at any election provided by law, or to induce any voter to vote or refrain from voting at such election for any particular person or persons.

(c). To advance or pay, or cause to be paid, any money or other valuable thing to or for the use of any other person, with the intent that the same, or any part thereof, shall be used in bribery at any election provided by law, or to knowingly pay or cause to be paid, any money or other valuable thing to any person in discharge or repayment of any money, wholly or in part expended in bribery at any such election.

Sec. 2. It shall be unlawful for any person, Receiving directly or indirectly, by himself or through any person:

(a). To receive, agree or contract for, before or during an election provided by law, any money, gift, loan or other valuable consideration, office, place or employment, for himself or any other person, for voting or agreeing to vote, or for going or agreeing to go to the polls, or for remaining or agreeing to remain away from the polls, or for refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting, or for voting or agreeing to vote, or refraining or agreeing to refrain from voting for any particular person or persons, measure or measures, at any election provided by law.

(b). To receive any money or other valuable thing during or after an election provided by law, on account of himself or any other person, for voting or refraining from voting for any particular person at such election, or on account of himself or any other person for going to the polls or remaining away from the polls at such election, or on account of having induced any person to vote or refrain from voting, or to vote or

Receiving bribe.

with voter unlawful.

to refrain from voting for any particular person or persons, measure or measures at such election.

Sec. 3. It shall be unlawful for any candidate for Bet or wager public office, before or during any election provided by

law, to make any bet or wager with a voter, or take a share or interest in, or in any manner become a party to any such bet or wager, or provide or agree to provide any money to be used by another in making such bet or wager, upon any event or contingency whatever, arising out of such election. Nor shall it be lawful for any person, directly or indirectly, to make a bet or wager with a voter, depending upon the result of any election provided by law, with the intent thereby to procure the challenge of such voter or to prevent him from voting at such election. Any violation of this section shall be deemed a misdemeanor.

Sec. 4. It shall be unlawful for any person, directIntimidating ly or indirectly, by himself or any other person in his be

half, to make use of any force, violence or restraint, or to inflict or threaten the infliction, by himself or through any other person, of any injury, damage, harm or loss, or in any manner to practice intimidation upon or against any person in order to induce or compel such person to vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or persons, measure or measures, at any election provided by law, or on account of such person having voted or refrained from voting at any such election. And it shall be unlawful for any person, by abduction, duress or any forcible or fraudulent device or contrivance whatever, to impede, prevent or otherwise interfere with the free exercise of the elective franchise of any voter, either to give or refrain from giving his vote at any such election, or to give or refrain from giving his vote for any particular person at any such election. It shall be unlawful for any employer, either corporation, association, company, firm or person, in paying its, their or his employes the salary or wages due them, to enclose their pay in “pay envelopes" on which there is written or printed any political mottoes, devices or arguments, containing threats, express or implied, intended or calculated to influence the political opinion, views or actions of such employes. Nor shall it be lawful for any employer, either corporation, association, company, firm, or person, within ninety days of any election provided by law, to put up or otherwise exhibit in its, their or his factory, workshop, mine,

Obstructing voter.

Influencing Employes' votes.

Threatening employes.

employe who is a voter.

mill, boarding house, office or other establishment or place where its, their or his employes may be working or be present in the course of such employment, any hand bill, notice or placard, containing any threat, notice or information, that in case any particular ticket or candidate shall, or shall not be elected, work in its, their or his establishment shall cease in whole or in part, or its, their or his establishment be closed, or the wages of its, their or his workmen be reduced; or other threats, express or implied, intended or calculated to influence the political opinions or actions of its, their or his employes. Any person or persons, or corporation violating any of the provisions of this section shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and any person, whether acting in his individual capacity or as an officer or agent of any corporation, so guilty of such misdemeanor shall be punished as hereinafter prescribed.

Sec. 5. It shall be unlawful for any corporation Intimidating or any officer or agent of any corporation to influence is or attempt to influence, by force, violence or restraint, or by inflicting or threatening to inflict any injury, damage, harm or loss, or by discharging from employment or promoting in employment, or by intimidation or otherwise in any manner whatever, to induce or compel any employe to vote or refrain from voting at any election provided by law, or to vote or refrain from voting for any particular person or persons, measure or meas'ıres, at any such election. Any such corporation, or any officer or agent of such corporation, violating any of the provisions of this section, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor and be subject to the penalty hereinafter provided, and in addition thereto, any corporation violating this section shall forfeit its charter and right to do business in this State.

Sec. 6. Every candidate who is voted for at any Candidates to public election held within this State, except at elec- of expenses. tions for precinct officers, school trustees and officers of incorporated towns, shall, within thirty days after such election file, as hereinafter provided, an itemized statement, showing in detail all the moneys contributed or expended by him, directly or indirectly, by himself or through any other person in aid of his election. Such statement shall give the names of the various persons who receive such money, the specific nature of each item, and the purpose for which it was expended or contributed. There shall be attached to such state

file statement

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