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SEC. 12. [Non-resident.]-If any person shall become chargeable in any county in which he or she did not reside at the commencement of the thirty days immediately preceding his or her becoming so chargeable, he or she shall be duly taken care of by the proper authority of the county where he or she may be found; and it shall be the duty of the clerk of the county commissioners to send a notice by mail to the clerk of the county commissioners of the county in which such. pauper resided, as before stated, that such person has become chargeable as a pauper, and requesting the authorities of said county to remove the said pauper forthwith, and to pay the expense accrued in taking care of him or her.

SEC. 13. [Same.]-If said pauper, by reason of sickness or disease, or by neglect of the authorities of the county in which he or she resides, or for any other sufficient cause, cannot be removed, then the county taking charge of such individual may sue for, and recover from the county to which said individual belongs, the amount expended for and in behalf of such pauper, and in taking care of the same.

SEC. 14. [Non-resident taken sick.]—Whenever any non-resident, or any other person not coming within the definition of a pauper, shall fall sick in any county in this state, not having money or property to pay his or her board, nursing, and medical aid, it shall be the duty of the overeers of the poor of the precinct where such person shall be, to furnish such assistance to such person as they shall deem necessary; and if any such person shall die, said overseers shall provide all necessary means for a decent burial of such person.

SEC. 15. [Residence explained.]-The term "residence," mentioned in this chapter, shall be taken and considered to mean the actual residence of the party or the place where he or she was employed; or in case he or she was in no employment, then it shall be considered and held the place where he or she made it his or her home.

SEC. 16. [Importing paupers-Penalty,]-If any person shall bring or leave any pauper or paupers in any county in this state, wherein such pauper is not lawfully settled, knowing him or them to be paupers, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of one hundred dollars for every such offense, to be sued for and recovered by and to the use of such county, before any justice of the peace, in the proper county.

SEC. 17. [Poor houses-Establishment.]-The county commissioners in each county are authorized, whenever they shall see fit so to do, to establish a poor house.

SEC. 18. [Site.]-The county commissioners are hereby authorized to take to the county, by grant, devise, or purchase, any tract of land not exceeding six hundred and forty acres, for the purposes of said poor house.

SEC. 19. [Donations Taxes.]-Said commissioners are hereby empowered to receive donations to aid in the establishment of such poor house, and also empowered from time to time, as they shall see fit, to levy and collect a tax, not exceeding one per cent. on the taxable property in the county, and to appropriate the same to the purchase of land, not exceeding the aforesaid six hundred and forty acres, and to erect and furnish buildings suitable for a poor house, and to put in operation and to defray the actual expenses of said poor house, should the labor of the inmates be inadequate thereto.

SEC. 20. [Agents.]-Said county commissioners are hereby authorized to appoint and employ such agents and other persons as may be necessary to establish and put into operation such poor house.

SEC. 21. [Overseers discontinued.] Whenever the county commissioners of any county shall enter upon their records, that they have established a poor house, and that said poor house is ready for the reception of the poor of said county then the authority conferred upon the overseers of the poor shall cease to be in force in said county: Provided, however, That if there be any particular case or cases which the court should deem prudent to put out under the provisions of this chapter, they may do so, making a proper entry of the circumstances upon their records,

SEC. 22. [Title to poor house.]-The title of the property authorized to be acquired by this chapter, for the purpose of said poor house shall be made to the county.

SEC. 23. [Poor house and farm-Appropriations.]-The county commissioners of any county in this state may, at any regular meeting, if they, at any time, shall deem it to the interest of said county, appropriate, out of any fund appropriated to said county for any purpose, or other money belonging to said county, any sum not exceeding two thousand five hundred dollars, for the purpose of purchasing a farm, and erecting thereon suitable buildings for a poor house for said county, as contemplated in sections seventeen, eighteen, and nineteen of this chapter.

1 SEC. 24. [Clothing for inmates of institutions.]-That whenever any person who may be an inmate of the Nebraska state institute for the deaf and dumb or any other public charitable institution shall be unable to provide suitable clothing for himself or herself, and shall have no parent or legal guardian able and legally bound so to do, it shall be the duty of the county commissioners of the county where such person last resided before entering or applying for admission into such institution, to adjudge and declare such person a pauper, and thereupon the proper officers of such institution shall provide suitable clothing for such person, and send the bill thereof to the aforesaid county commissioners, who shall forthwith audit and allow the same and cause a warrant therefor to be drawn upon the general fund of such county in favor of said officers of such institution. [1875 § 1, 177.]


SECTION 1. State board.]-The auditor of public accounts, state treasurer, and secretary of state shall constitute a state printing board, and shall have general supervision over the matter of state printing, in the manner provided by this act. [1888, chap. LXI.]

SEC. 2. [Contracts let.]-The printing of all bills for the legislature, with such matters as may be ordered by either house thereof, to be printed in bill form, shall be let in one contract. The printing and binding of the senate and house journals shall be let in another contract. The printing and binding of reports of state officers authorized by law to be printed, and all other reports and documents ordered by the legislature, except such as enter into and form a part of the journals, shall be let in another contract. The printing and binding of the laws, joint resolutions, and memorials enacted by the legislature, shall be let in another contract. And the printing and binding of all blanks, blank books, and circulars required to be furnished by the officers of the executive department of the state, shall be let in another contract.

SEC. 3. [Same.]-The contracts for printing of bills and reports of state officers, shall be let on the second Tuesday in December for a period of two years following. The contract for the publication of laws and journals of each regular and special session shall be let within twenty days after the final adjournment of such session. The contract for the furnishing of blanks, blank books, and circulars, shall be let within thirty days after the adjournment of each regular session of the legislature, for the period of two years following. [Same-Advertisements.]-Immediately

SEC. 4. after the adjournment of any regular or special session of the legislature, the board shall advertise in five newspapers of general circulation, printed in the state, for proposals for printing of laws and journals of such session, and twenty days prior to the time fixed in the preceding section for the letting of other contracts shall similarly advertise

CHAP. 68. "An act to establish a printing law for the State of Nebraska, and to repeal an act entitled 'An act to provide for state printing approved June 18, 1867."

SEC. 23. In the execution of this power the commissioners cannot give promissory notes secured by mortgage in payment of the poor farm. 2 Neb. 183.

SEC. 24. "An act providing for furnishing clothing to certain inmates of public charitable institutions." Laws 1875, 177. Took effect Feb. 24, 1875.

for proposals for the letting of such other contracts. The advertisements shall briefly refer to said letting, stating the number of copies of the different kinds of work, the style and size thereof, the quality of paper and binding required, and samples of the same, and that copy of work to be done may be seen at the office of the secretary of state. The advertisement shall also state that the board reserves the right to reject any and all bids.

SEC. 5. [Duty of board.]—It shall be the duty of the board to decide on the kind, style, and form, the amount of printed matter on a page, the kind and quality of paper, the size of type, the quality and style of binding, and all materials necessary for the publication of the laws, journals, reports of state officers, and bills, and also place samples and copy of work to be done of the same on exhibition in the office of the secretary of state, and all bids and contracts shall strictly conform thereto. Each bid shall state what the bidder is willing to do the work complete [for], including composition, paper, press work, stitching, binding, lettering, and all material entering into the work required.

SEC. 6. [Contracts for books and blanks.]-Within twenty days after adjournment of each regular session of the legislature, the officers in any department of the government, whose expenditures in any one year exceed the sum of one hundred dollars ($100), for blanks, blank books, or circulars, including revenue books and blanks, shall file with the secretary of state samples of the kinds. and styles of work, with the number of copies of blank books, and number of quires of blanks required of each sample, and within ten days thereafter the furnishing of the same shall be let by contract under the direction of the board in the same manner as the other contracts herein provided for are let.

SEC. 7. [Proposals-Bond.]-The proposal or bid for any of the contracts aforesaid shall not be considered unless the same shall be accompanied by a bond in the sum of five thousand dollars, ($5,000) with two or more sureties, that in case the party proposing for any such contract shall be awarded the same such party will, within five days after the award to him of such contract, enter into bonds for the faithful performance thereof.

SEC. 8. [Bonds by Contractor.]-It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to give immediate notice to the successful bidder that his proposal has been accepted, and each successful bidder shall in five days thereafter enter into 'bonds to the state in the sum of not less than twice the amount of the contract price for each and every contract so awarded to him, with at least two good and sufficient sureties, to be approved by said board, conditioned for the faithful performance, pursuant to this act, of that contract for which he has been adjudged the successful bidder; and if he fail to so give bond within the time allowed, then the contract shall be given to the next lowest bidder who will give bond as aforesaid, or the board may in their discretion advertise anew and relet the contract in the manner hereinbefore provided.

SEC. 9. [Proof sheets.]-Each contractor, under the provisions of this act, shall furnish the proper officer with proof sheets in page form of any work required to be done under his contract, and immediately upon the completion thereof shall deliver the same without expense to the secretary of state, who shall deliver the work to the officer entitled thereto.

SEC. 10. [Duty of attorney general.]-It shall be the duty of the attorney general to draw all contracts let under the provisions of this act, and each contract shall be signed by the members of the said board and the party to whom such contract has been awarded; and said contract and the bonds as herein before provided for shall be filed in the office of secretary of state. In case of the nonperformance of any contract by the contractor, whereby the state is damaged, and in case any successful bidder shall fail to enter into bond as heretofore provided, it shall be the duty of the attorney general, when so directed by the board, to bring suit upon the proper bond and contract for the recovery of any damage that the state may have sustained by reason thereof.

SEC. 11. [Payment of accounts.]-Upon the completion of each contract or any particular job of work required under any of the provisions of this act, payment therefor shall be made to the proper contractor at the contract price upon vouchers certified to as "correct" by the printing board, in the same manner that other accounts against the state are paid, out of any funds appropriated for that purpose by the legislature.

SEC. 12. [Contract for printing bills.]-The contractor for the printing of bills or any matter printed in bill form shall promptly and without unnecessary delay execute all orders of the legislature, or either house thereof, for such printing, and for each failure to complete said printing within three days after receiving the order for the same the contractor shall forfeit and pay a penalty of twentyfive dollars, to be deducted from his account on settlement; and all contractors, under the provisions of this act, shall without unnecessary delay execute all orders issued to them by the printing board, and the contractor for printing and binding the laws shall deliver the same to the secretary of state within sixty days after the adjournment of each session of the legislature; and the contractor for printing and binding of the journals shall deliver the same to the secretary of state within ninety days after receiving the copy thereof.

SEC. 13. [Copy of laws and journals.]-The secretary of state shall furnish a true and accurate copy of the laws and journals as they may be demanded by the printer thereof, and the clerks of the respective branches of the legislature shall each furnish to the printer, who is bound by his contract to print the same, copies of the journals, bills, reports, and other papers and documents, without unnecessary delay, and no contractor shall be accountable for any delay occasioned by the want of such copy.

SEC. 14. [Session laws.]-It shall be the duty of the secretary of state to classify and arrange for publication the laws, joint resolutions, and memorials passed at each session, and to make out a full index and marginal notes to the laws as fast as shall be necessary. The signatures of the speaker of the house, president of the senate, and governor, shall not be printed at the end of each law and chapter, but only at the end of the volume. The date of approval by the governor shall be affixed to each law, and there shall be prefixed to each volume of laws published the name and residence of the several state officers, the senators and members of the house of representatives, and the presiding officers and clerks of both branches of the legislature at the time of passing such laws.

SEC. 15. [Legislative printing.]-The foregoing provisions of this act shall not apply to the printing of work required during the session of the legislature other than bills, but any such printing shall be done under the supervision of the committee on printing of either house, in such manner and on such terms as they may deem best. The account therefor to be paid out of any money appropriated for the incidental expenses of the legislature.



SECTION 1. [Records.]-That it shall be and is hereby made the duty of the governor, immediately after the passage of this act, to cause true copies of all communications from the secretary of the interior department or the United States, now on file in any department of this state, in or by which any lands or selections thereof have been confirmed or certified to this state under or by virtue of any grant or act of congress, to be prepared and certified under the state seal, and recorded in each of the counties of this state in which any of the lands in such copy described are situated. [1872, 7. G. S. 868.]


NOTE. "An act to provide for recording the state's title to certain lands." Laws 1872, 7 G. S. 868. effect Jan. 19, 1872. Provisions of the several acts relating to land grants, entry and selection of public lands, swamp lands, etc., collated in chap. 59, G. S. 858, omitted from this volume. See chap. 80 and article VII, chap. 83.

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SEC. 2. [Same-Future communications.]-That whenever any communication shall hereafter be received by the governor, or at any of the departments of the state government from the secretary of the interior, when or whereby any lands or selection thereof shall be confirmed or certified to this state, under or by virtue of any grant or act of congress, it shall be the duty of the governor to cause a copy thereof to be prepared, certified and recorded in the manner specified in the first section of this act.

SEC. 3. [Record Fees.]-That it shall be the duty of the several county clerks to whom any such copy shall be presented, to record the same in the book or books in which land patents are or may be recorded, and in the order in which such copy may be received; and such clerks shall be entitled to the same fees for recording such copies as are allowed by law for recording deeds, which fees shall be paid them out of the general fund, upon the warrant of the auditor therefor. SEC. 4. [Same-Copies-Evidence.]-That each such copy, in this act provided for the record thereof, on a transcript of such record certified under the hand and seal of the county clerk in whose office the same shall be recorded and shall be received in all courts and places whatever as evidence of each and every fact and thing there in stated, as well as of the absolute title of the United States in and to the lands therein described, at the date of such communication.

SEC. 5. [Entry on state lands by mistake.]-That whenever any person has been allowed a homestead or pre-emption filing on land in any United States land office in the state of Nebraska, supposing the land to belong to the United States, or supposing the same to be open to homestead or pre-emption settlement because of being settled upon and improved before the survey thereof, and having made valuable improvements thereon, or any person having purchased the filing of any such lands, and afterwards ascertaining that the said lands belong to the state of Nebraska, the person entitled to said lands, shall be required to make a showing to the board of educational lands and funds, under oath, that his filing was made in good faith and not for the purpose of speculation, and that he supposed the land belonged to the United States at the time he made the homestead and pre-emption filing or purchased the said filing. [1881 § 1, chap. 58.]

SEC. 6. [Duties of board of educational lands-Deed.]-That upon receiving such a showing the said board shall examine into said showing, and if it is satisfied that said claim is a just and proper claim, and made in good faith, and that the United States will deed to the state of Nebraska, land in place of that upon which the appliant has filed or purchased a filing, the said board shall order a deed executed by the governor of the state of Nebraska to the United States, for said lands, to allow said party to complete his title under the United States laws, and thereupon the governor shall execute a deed of relinquishment to the United States for the said lands. [Id. § 2.]


SECTION 1. [Appraisement.]—That the board of public lands and buildings of the State of Nebraska are hereby directed to adopt such measures within sixty days after this act has become a law as will authorize and require the commissioner of public lands and buildings to make careful appraisement of all the saline lands owned by the state on the 1st day of March, 1885, and separately appraise any and all improvements thereon, except that portion of section 21 now owned by the state, and all of section twenty-two, and the south half of section 15, all in township number ten, north of range six, east of the sixth principal meridian; and also except each and all of the salt springs owned by the state, and forty acres of land with each spring upon which the same is situated. The expense of said appraisement shall be audited by the board of public lands and

ART. II. “An act to provide for the sale and leasing of the saline lands and the development of the saline Interests of the State of Nebraska."

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