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Meagher county shall act as officers of said parts of Fergus county until the date above named, except as otherwise provided in this act.

Boundaries

SEC. 12. The county boundaries of Meagher and Choteau counties are hereby altered to conform to the of Choteau and county boundaries of Fergus county, as established in ties. this act.

Approved March 12, 1885.

GAME, PROTECTION OF.

AN ACT to protect game.

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Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Montana:
SEC. I.
After the passage of this act it shall be un-

Transportalawful to ship, transport, or receive for transportation, tion out of this carry or cause to be carried, in any manner whatsoever, from the territory of Montana to any other territory or state, the skin of any moose, deer, elk, bison, buffalo, antelope, or mountain sheep; and any person or persons,

Penalty. company or corporation, agent or employe of any stage, railway, or express company violating the provisions of this act shall, upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than fifty nor more than three hundred dollars, or im- Exceptions. prisoned for a term not less than thirty days nor more than six months: Provided, that nothing in the provisions of this act shall prevent the shipment of any specimens that are stuffed or mounted as curiosities.

SEC. 2.

This act shall take effect and be in force on and after July 1, 1885.

Approved March 12, 1885.

GAME-FUR-BEARING ANIMALS-FISH.
AN ACT to amend section 13 of an act entitled “An act to protect game, fur-

bearing animals, and fish," approved March 8, 1883.
Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Montana : SEC. I.

That section 13 of an act entitled “An act to protect game, fur-bearing animals, and fish," approved March 8, 1883, be and is hereby amended as follows:

SEC. 13. It shall be the duty of all grand juries to

investigate all infractions of any provision or provisions Duty of grand of this act, except such cases and infractions as may have jurors.

been tried by a court of competent jurisdiction, and, upon due proof of the violation of any of the said provisions, they shall proceed to indict such party or parties, according to law; and it is hereby made the duty of the court to call the attention of each grand jury to the provisions of this act. The district court shall have concurrent

jurisdiction with the probate court of all offenses comhal f-breeds mitted under the provisions of this act, and be it further reservations, provided that, in construing this act, the provisions and not exempted penalties hereinbefore made and prescribed shall be

decmed and held to include all Indians and half-breed Indians, when outside of an Indian reservation.

Indians and

Approved March 8, 1885.

AN ACT to amend section 10 of an act approved March 8, 1883, entitled "An

act to protect game, fur-bearing animals, and fish."

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Montana:

SEC. I. That section 10 of an act approved March 8, 1883, be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 10.

That a fishing tackle consisting of a rod or Legal fishing pole, line and hook, or spear shall be the only lawful way tackle defned. that' fish can be taken in any of the streams, lakes, or

ponds of this territory. It shall, however, be lawful to

use a seine in the Missouri river, below the Three Forks, Where use of and in the Yellowstone river, below the mouth of Clarke's seine is lawful. Fork. That said hook shall not be baited with any poi

sonous drug or substance, and that it shall be unlawful

for any person or persons to make any dams or use any Use of pois. fish traps, seines, or similar means for catching fish, or to prohibited.

use any drugs or poison or giant powder or other explosive compound, intending to catch, kill, or destroy fish of any species: Provided, that it shall not be unlawful to use a seine or net for the purpose of taking fish to transplant into or stock other streams, lakes, or ponds, or for the purpose of taking minnows or small fish for bait for hook; and any person or persons, company or corporation,

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offending against this section, shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be
fined in any sum not less than fifty dollars nor more than Penalty,
two hundred and fifty dollars, or shall be imprisoned for
a period not less than thirty days nor more than six
months, and shall pay the costs of prosecution.

conviction.

This act shall take effect from and after its

SEC. 2. passage.

Approved March 12, 1885.

GAS-LIGHT AND WATER COMPANIES,

AN ACT to protect gas-light and water companies.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Montana :

Interference

SEC. I.

Every person who shall willfully or fraudulently injure or cause to be injured any meter, pipe, or fittings, connected with or belonging to any gas-light with any applicompany, or connected with or belonging to the water-ited. works of any corporation, company, or person, in this territory, supplying water at a stipulated rate of payment, or shall willfully taniper or meddle with any other of the appliances or appurtenances connected with or belonging to any such gas-light company, or to the water-works of such corporation, company, or person, in such manner as to cause loss or damage to said company, or corporation, or person, or who shall willfully or fraudulently prevent any meter used for the purpose of registering the quantity of gas or water supplied through the same from duly registering the quantity so passing through the same, or alter the index of any such meter, or in any way hinder, or delay, or interfere with its proper action or just registration, or shall fraudulently burn the gas of any such corporation, company, or person, or fraudulently use the water passing through such meter, pipe, fittings, or other of the appliances or appur- Penalty. tenances connected with or belonging to such gas-light company or water-works of such company or person, or willfully waste said gas or water, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be fined any

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sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not longer than thirty days, or both such fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court.

Approved March 12, 1885.

HURDY HOUSES.

AN ACT to suppress hurdy houses and dances.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Montana :

SEC. I.

That section 204, chapter XIII, fourth division, criminal laws of Montana territory, be amended so as to read as follows:

Keeping of

SEC. 204. It shall be unlawful for any person or perhurdy houses sons, within this territory, to establish, keep, conduct, prohibited

or maintain any dance house, commonly known or called hurdy house or hurdy gurdy house, or to allow or permit any dance, commonly known or called a hurdy dance or hurdy gurdy dance, upon his or her premises, or premises leased or occupied by him or her, or to give, sell, or dispose of any malt, vinous, spirituous, or intoxi

cating liquors of any kind whatsoever, to any person or intoxicating persons engaged or participating in any dance, commonly drinks at or be known or called a hurdy dance or hurdy gurdy dance, dances prohib or knowingly to give, sell, or dispose of any such intoxi

cating liquors at intervals between such dances to any person or persons engaged in such dance, during the day or night in which the same is carried on, and any

person or persons, violating the provisions of this act, for shall, for the first offense, be fined in a sum not exceed

ing one hundred dollars; for the second offense, or any Penalty for offense thereafter, shall be fined in a sum not less than subsequent of one hundred nor more than three hundred dollars,

imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding six months, or both such fine and imprisonment; and it shall be the duty of all peace officers in this territory to enforce the provisions of this act by making complaint against any

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Penalty first offense.

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fenses.

person or persons violating the same in all cases coming under their observation or to their knowledge.

SEC. 2. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 12, 1885.

INSURANCE COMPANIES.

AN ACT to amend section 32 of "An act regulating insurance companies,”

approved March 8, 1883.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory

of Montana :

Sec. I.

That section 32, of "An act regulating insurance companies," approved March 8, 1883, be so amended as to read as follows:

SEC. 32. There shall be paid by every company, association, person or persons, agent or agent, to whom this act shall apply, the following fees:

&c.

For filing and examination of the first application of any company, and issuing the certificate of license Fees for filing, thereon, fifty dollars; for filing each annual statement herein required, twenty-five dollars; which amount, and the said fee required for the filing and examination of the first application of any company, and issuing the certifi- Fee to be paid cate of license thereon, shall be collected by the terri-torial treasury. torial auditor, and paid by him into the territorial treasury; for each certificate of authority, two dollars; for other fees to every copy of paper filed, as herein provided, the sum of be paid to the ten cents per folio, and fifty cents for certifying (to] the auditor. same, and affixing the seal of office thereto, all of which fees shall be paid to the officer required to perform the duties.

SEC. 2.

This act shall take effect from and after its

passage.

Approved March 12, 1885.

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