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The territorial auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant on the territorial treasurer for the amount of ninety-three and 10-100 dollars, in favor of George P. Reeves & Co.

Approved March 5, 1885.

Council Joint Resolution for the distribution of statutes.

Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives and Council of the

Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Montana :

That one copy of the laws of Montana, revised statutes of 1879, bound with the laws of the extra session of 1879 and twelfth ion of 1881, one copy of the laws of the thirteenth session, 1883, and also one copy of the laws of the fourteenth session, 1885, whenever the same shall be in print and bound, shall be distributed to each member of the council and house of the fourteenth session of the Montana legislative assembly.

Approved March 10, 1885.

Council Joint Resolution to defray the expenses of the joint committee visiting the penitenti

ary and territorial insane asylum,

Be it Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana :

That there is hereby appropriated out of the territorial treasury, out of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, the sum of fourteen dollars and fifty cents, in favor of each of the following named persons: F. L. Green, Will Kennedy, H. R. Buck, J. M. Page, G. R. Tingle, W. O. Speer, Martin L. Emigh, and Jesse F. Taylor.

That said named persons served as joint members of a special committee, duly authorized by a joint resolution passed by both the council and house of representatives of the fourteenth legislative assembly, and that fourteen dollars and fifty cents each is the actual amount of expenses necessarily incurred. The territorial auditor is hereby authorized to draw his warrants on the territorial treasurer for the above amount, in favor of each of the above-named persons.

Approved March 10, 1885.

HOUSE CONCURRENT

AND

JOINT RESOLUTIONS.

House Concurrent Resolution in reference to official maps of Montana.

Resolved by the House, the Council Concurring :

That William P. Snow is authorized to compile and draft, and cause to be lithographed, at his own expense, a map of the territory of Montana, which shall represent all government surveys, so far as they are extended and have been or shall be officially returned to the surveyor general's office of this territory on or before March 1, 1885, the location of all reservations, railroads, county boundaries, cities, towns, and places of public interest; also the rivers, creeks, streams, mountains, mountain ranges, and valleys of this territory; which map, when completed and approved as hereinafter provided, shall be known and may be published by him, at his own expense, as the official map of Montana territory.

Upon the completion of such map, the same shall be submitted to the governor, president of the council, speaker of the house of representatives, superintendent of public instruction, and the United States surveyor general for Montana, and if approved by a majority of them, they shall indorse thereon a certificate of the fact of such approval, which may be published with such maps. Such maps shall not be less than three feet three inches by two feet six inches in size, or of a less scale than fifteen miles to the inch, and shall be printed or lithographed upon a good quality of paper commonly used for such purposes.

Upon the approval and publication of such map, on or before the first day of January, 1886, the auditor of the territory shall purchase from the said William P. Snow three hundred copies thereof, mounted on cloth, and with rollers, at the price of two dollars per copy, for the use of the territory, to be distributed as hereinafter provided, and shall draw an order on the territorial treasurer, on the delivery at his office, in payment for said maps.

Such maps shall be distributed by the auditor as follows: One each to the governor, secretary, auditor, treasurer, superintendent of public instruction, for the use of their offices; also one copy to each department of the general government, and the secretary of each state and territory of the United States, with request for exchange; one to each county for the use of the county commissioners; one to each school district or school room in the territory now or to be hereafter opened or used as such, to be delivered upon the requisition of the territorial or county superintendent of public schools for the proper county.

The territory shall in no way or manner become liable for the payment of any expenses of making or publishing such maps.

Approved March 12, 1885.

House Joint Resolution for the appointment of committee clerks.

Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Montana :

That the judiciary committee, and the committee of ways

and means, of each house are hereby authorized and empowered to employ one clerk for each of said committees, whose duties it shall be to assist the chief clerk and the enrolling and engrossing clerk, and the committees of the two houses, and perform such other duties as may be assigned them; and for such services they shall receive the sum of four dollars per day. And the territorial auditor is authorized and required to issue his warrant on the territorial treasurer for the amounts due said clerks, upon the certificate of the chief clerk and presiding officer of each house.

Approved January 22, 1885.

House Joint Resolution for the relief of William A. Clark.

Be it Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of

Montana :

That the sum of ninety-seven dollars be paid to William A. Clark, out of any money in the territorial treasury not otherwise appropriated, to reimburse said Clark for money paid by him to pay postage on the constitution of Montana and address to voters, mailed to voters of Montana by the secretary of Montana; and the territorial auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant on the territorial treasurer for such sum, payable to said William A. Clark.

Approved January 23, 1885.

House Joint Resolution to provide for the expenses of the Montana exhibit at the World's

Fair and Cotton Centennial Exposition, now in progress at New Orleans.

Be it Resolved by the House of Representatives of the Terntory of

Montana, the Council Concurring :

That the sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, be and the same is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated to defray the expenses of the Montana exhibit at the World's Exposition now in progress at New Orleans, to be expended under the joint care and responsibility of Gen. John S. Harris and William A. Clark, commissioners of Montana, said sum to be in full for all expenses heretofore incurred in connection with said exhibit, whether for salaries of employes, printing pamphlets, or otherwise, as well as for any further expenditures that may be necessary in the further progress of said exposition; and the territorial auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant upon the treasury for the whole or any part of this appropriation, upon the order of the aforesaid commissioners, and their filing vouchers therefor.

Approved January 23, 1885.

House Joint Resolution in relation to cattle diseases and national cattle trail.

WHEREAS, it is an acknowledged fact that contagious pleuro pneu

monia, or lung plague, does exist and has existed for years in herds of cattle in some of the states, in spite of partial attempts to stamp it out; and

WHEREAS, the existence of this dread disease is a constant source

of danger to the great cattle interests of the United States, and more particularly to the western states and territories, where millions of cattle in a half wild condition graze upon the hardy and nutritious grasses that clothe these vast arid and semi-arid regions, and where the very fact of these cattle being in a half wild state, and roaming at will over large areas, would render it utterly impossible to so control them as to enable those communities to stamp out or eradicate this or any other contagious disease, when once introduced; therefore,

Resolved by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Montana :

That above all other questions this interest requires most careful investigation and protection, and that we consider it imperatively necessary that our territorial government should provide every means and method in its power for detecting and stamping out of any contagious disease on its first appearance in our territory; and further, that we must earnestly request congress to provide such ample and practicable quarantine regulations as will guarantee the complete suppression of any and all contagious diseases in every locality in the United States; and

Resolved, that congress should empower the president of the United States to quarantine any locality where contagious disease may appear, and thus prevent its spread and suppress it, as well for our own safety as to increase the foreign demand for our animal products; and

Resolved, that in view of the great perils to northern cattle from Texas fever, and the losses that are certain to be sustained from contact with Texas cattle, shipped or driven northward, we look upon the proposed national cattle trail as dangerous and impracticable, and that its adoption and establishment would be a severe blow to the best interests of Montana cattle growers; and be it further

Resolved, that copies of these resolutions be forwarded by his excellency, the governor of Montana, to the president of the United States, and the presiding officers of both houses of congress and to Hon. Martin Maginnis, delegate in congress, and that the

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