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Sec. 2.

Said bonds shall be of the denomination of five hundred ($500) dollars each, shall be signed by the chairman, and countersigned by the clerk of said district, and shall be registered by the treasurer of said county in such manner as to show the number of each bond, and to whom the same may be issued; and to this end said trustees shall cause said bonds to be lithographed, and pay for the same out of any moneys in the county treasury to the credit of said school district.

SEC. 3. Said bonds shall become due and payable in fifteen years from their date, and redeemable after ten years from date at the pleasure of said trustees, and shall bear interest at a rate not exceeding seven per cent per annum, payable semi-annually. They shall be sold by said trustees, or their fiscal agents, for not less than par; and all moneys arising from such sale shall be paid into the county treasury of said county, and be credited to the school district aforesaid, and be immediately applicable to the purposes of this act.

SEC. 4. The school trustees aforesaid shall ascertain and levy annually a tax sufficient to pay the current interest charged upon said bonds, and provide a sinking fund to redeem the same at maturity. Such tax shall be collected as are other taxes, and shall be a lien upon all property of said school district; and all moneys arising from said tax shall by [the] treasurer of said county be passed to the credit of said school district, and shall be applicable only to the payment of the interest and principal of said bonds.

Sec. 5. If after ten years from date of said bonds there shall be in said fund, after the payment of the annual interest as aforesaid, money sufficient to pay one or more of said bonds, the county treasurer shall call in the same in the order of registration, by posting a public notice in his office that he will so redeem said bonds in thirty days from the date of such notice, giving the number of the bonds he is prepared to redeem. If at the expiration of said thirty days the bonds called shall not be presented for payment, interest thereon shall cease; but the treasurer shall thereafter be ready to pay the same upon presentation. Upon redemption of any bond the treasurer shall concel the same by writing across the face thereof the word “Redeemed,” and date of redemption.

Sec. 6. The interest upon said bonds shall be paid upon presentation of coupons thereof; and all payments of interest and redemption of bonds shall be reported to said trustees at their first meeting thereafter by the treasurer, who shall exhibit the coupons so paid and the bonds so redeemed as his vouchers.

Sec. 7. Before entering upon the duties prescribed by this act the school trustees of said school district shall take and subscribe an oath, and enter into a bond in the sum of ten thousand dollars, with two or more qualified sureties, to be approved by the board of county commissioners of said county, that they will faithfully perform the duties resting upon them under this act. Said oath and bond shall be filed in the office of the treasurer of said county. If said trustees, or either of them, shall fail or refuse to pay into the county treasury the moneys arising from the capitalization of said bonds, they or either of them shall be guilty of a felony, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding five thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding ten years, in the discretion of the court.

Sec. 8. This act shall not be construed to allow the treasurer of said county any other compensation than that now provided by law: Provided, that he shall receive for all services required by this act to be performed by him the sum of fifty dollars, and no more.

SEC. 9. The board of trustees shall invite sealed proposals for the construction of said school buildings, and also for the furnishing of fixtures, and appointments of said buildings, by publication in some newspaper in the county of Missoula, for a period of four weeks, stating in said notice the size and general architectural design thereof, and the date and place where such proposals will be opened. The trustees shall have power to reject any and all proposals so presented: Provided, that if any of the proposals so presented are accepted the same shall be that of the lowest responsible bidder.

This act shall take effect and be in force from and after

SEC. 10. its passage.

Approved March 12, 1885.

AN ACT to provide for the support and maintenance of the Anaconda fire department.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana :

SEC. I. That the county commissioners of Deer Lodge county be and they are hereby authorized to levy a special tax, not to exceed four (4) mills on the dollar of the assessable property within the limits of the town of Anaconda, in the county of Deer Lodge, Montana territory, for the support and maintenance of the Anaconda fire department.

SEC. 2. The said county commissioners shall, at their next regular meeting after the passage of this act, levy said tax for the year 1885, and thereafter it shall be levied in the same manner and at the same time as are the general taxes of said county.

SEC. 3. It is hereby made the duty of the county.treasurer of Deer Lodge county to collect said tax in the same manner and at the same time as other taxes are collected.

SEC. 4.

This tax shall be known as the “Anaconda fire tax," and shall be paid by the county treasurer to the treasurer of the Anaconda fire department.

SEC. 5. The treasurer of said fire department, before any of said tax shall be paid to him, as hereinbefore provided, shall file in the office of the clerk and recorder of Deer Lodge county a bond, executed to the board of county commissioners, with two or more sufficient sureties to be approved by said board of commissioners in such penal sum as they may direct, conditioned that he will faithfully and honestly pay out and disburse all moneys that may be paid by virtue of his office under the order of said fire department.

Sec. 6. It is hereby made the duty of the treasurer of said fire department to make a fair, correct, and complete statement of his receipts and disbursements, as such treasurer, to the board of county commissioners at their meeting in the month of March of each year, or at such time as they may direct.

SEC. 7. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 10, 1885.

AN ACT to provide for the Billings bre department.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana :

SEC. I. That the county commissioners of Yellowstone county be and they are hereby authorized to levy a special tax, not to exceed three (3) mills for the year 1885, and one (1) mill for each succeeding year, on every dollar of the assessable property, both real and personal, within the limits of the town site of Billings and all additions thereto, for the support and maintenance of the Billings fire department.

SEC. 2.

That the said county commissioners shall, at the next regular meeting in March, A. D. 1885, levy said tax for the year 1885, and thereafter it shall be levied in the same manner and at the same time as are the general taxes of the said county.

SEC. 3. It is hereby made the duty of the county treasurer of Yellowstone county to collect said tax in the same manner and at the same time as other taxes are collected.

SEC. 4. This tax shall be known as the “Billings fire tax," and shall be paid by the county treasurer to the order of the treasurer of the Billings fire department as audited by the county commissioners, and shall become due.

SEC. 5.

That the treasurer of said fire department, before any of said tax shall be paid to him, as hereinbefore provided, shall file in the office of the county clerk of Yellowstone county a bond, executed to the board of county commissioners, with two or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by said board of commissioners, in such penal sum as they may direct, conditioned that he will faithfully and honestly pay out and disburse all moneys that may be paid by virtue of his office under the order of said fire department.

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Sec. 6. It is hereby made the duty of the treasurer of said fire department to make a fair, correct, and complete statement of his receipts and expenditures, as such treasurer, to the board of county commissioners at their annual meeting, or at such tinies as they

may direct.

Approved February 3, 1885.

AN ACT to provide for the support and maintenance of the Philipsburg fire department.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana :

SEC. I. That the county commissioners of Deer Lodge county be and they are hereby authorized to levy a special tax of, and not to

exceed, two (2) mills on the dollar of assessable property within the limits of the fire district defined in section 7 of this act for the support and maintenance of the Philipsburg fire department.

SEC. 2.

That the said county commissioners shall, at their next regular meeting after the passage of this act, levy said tax for the year 1885, and thereafter it shall be levied in the same manner and at the same time as are the general taxes of said county.

Sec. 3. It is hereby made the duty of the county treasurer of Deer Lodge county to collect said tax in the same manner and at the same time as other taxes are collected.

Sec. 4. This tax shall be known as the Philipsburg fire tax, and shall be paid by the county treasurer to the treasurer of the Philipsburg fire association.

SEC. 5. That the treasurer of said fire association, before any of said tax shall be paid to him, as hereinbefore provided, shall file in the office of the clerk and recorder of Deer Lodge county a bond, executed to the board of county commissioners, with two or more sufficient sureties, to be approved by said board of commissioners, in such penal sum as they may direct, conditioned that he will faithfully and honestly pay out and disburse all moneys that may be paid by virtue of his office under the order of said fire association.

Sec. 6. It is hereby made the duty of the treasurer of said fire association to make a fair, correct, and complete statement of his receipts and disbursements, as such treasurer, to the board of commissioners at their annual meeting, or at such time as they may direct.

Sec. 7. That the limits of the Philipsburg fire district extend from the intersection of Main and Broadway streets, in Philipsburg township, one-half mile west; from the same point of intersection, south one-half (12) mile; from the same point of intersection, east one-half (72) mile; from the same point of intersection, north boundary of township line.

SEC. 8. All acts and parts of acts, in conflict with this act, are hereby repealed.

Approved February 27, 1885.

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