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AN ACT

To create the County of Pinal.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona:

SECTION 1. All that portion of the Territory of Arizona now embraced within the boundaries of the Counties of Pima, Maricopa and Yavapai, and bounded as follows, to wit: Commencing at a point where the 112th Meridian of West Longitude intersects the 1st Standard Parallel South; thence West on said line to the Eastern Boundary of Maricopa County; thence South on said line to where it intersects the Second Standard Parallel South; thence East on the line of Second Standard Parallel South to where said line intersects the Eastern line of Range No. 18 East; thence due North on said line to a point where said line intersects the North line of Township No. 1 North; thence due West along said line, to the Eastern line of Range No. 7 East; thence due South to the Southern line of Township No. 2 South; thence West to a point to where said line intersects the 112th Meridian of West Longitude; thence South on said Meridian of West Longitude to the place of beginning: be, and the same is hereby formed into a County, to be known and designated as the County of Pinal.

SEC. 2. The Governor of this Territory is hereby authorized and empowered, to appoint all such County Officers in the County of Pinal, as may be necessary to effect a complete county organization under the laws of the Territory; and the Probate Judge so appointed, may qualify before any officer in the County of Pima or Maricopa, authorized to administer oaths; and all other county officers appointed as aforesaid, shall qualify before the Probate Judge of Pinal County; and the bonds of all County Officers appointed in said County, where by law bonds are required, shall be subject to his approval.

SEC. 3. All Officers except the Probate Judge, appointed in the said County of Pinal, as herein before provided, shall hold their respective offices until their successors shall be duly elected and qualified and the Probate Judge appointed as before said, shall hold his office until his successor shall be duly appointed and qualified, under the general laws of this Territory.

SEC. 4. There shall be a special election held in the County of Pinal on the first Monday of March, A. D. 1875,

at which special election all county and precinct officers, except Probate Judge, shall be elected; and all officers elected at said special election, shall qualify within ten (10) days after their election, by taking the oaths and filing the bonds required by law, of such officers, and shall hold their respective offices until after the next general election, and until their successors are elected and qualified.

SEC. 5. All acts and parts of acts, relating to county and precinct officers, and their duties, now in force in this Territory, and not in conflict with the provisions of this act, are hereby extended to and made applicable to the County of Pinal.

SEC. 6. The county seat of Pinal County is hereby located at the town of Florence near the Gila river, subject to removal as hereinafter provided.

SEC. 7. At the special election herein before provided for, any voter may designate upon his ballot, a place for the county seat of Pinal county; and all such votes shall be received, counted and returned, as other votes, and the place receiving the highest number of votes shall be the county seat of Pinal County.

SEC. 8. No indebtedness now existing against the counties of Pima, Maricopa or Yavapai, by reason of their county organizations, shall be considered as indebtedness against the said Pinal County, nor shall any credits, demands, public buildings, or other property of any kind, now owned by, or belonging to, said Pima, Maricopa or Yavapai Counties, be claimed or allowed, in whole or in part, as belonging to said County of Pinal.

SEC. 9. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 10. This act shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 1st, 1875.

AN ACT

To encourage the sinking of Artesian Wells.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona:

SECTION 1. Any person or persons, who shall be first in obtaining a flowing stream of water, by means of an artesian well, at any point in the Territory of Arizona, not upon a United States Military or Indian Reservation, shall receive as a reward for the same, the sum of three thousand dollars, and if such flowing water be obtained at a greater depth than five hundred feet from the surface, such person or persons shall receive an additional reward of two thousand dollars for the same.

SEC. 2. When such person or persons shall obtain water, that shall continue to flow uninterruptedly for the period of six months, by means of an artesian well, as provided in section one of this act, proof of the same shall be made to the Territorial Auditor, and when satisfactory to him, that permanent flowing water has been obtained, as provided in this act, he shall draw his warrant on the Territorial Treasurer, in favor of the person or persons so obtaining flowing water for the sum to which they would be entitled under the provisions of this act, and the Treasurer shall pay the same out of any money in the Treasury not otherwise appropriated.

SEC. 3. The act entitled, "An act to encourage the sinking of artesian wells," approved February 12th, 1873, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 1st, 1875.

AN ACT

Supplemental to chapter fifty-two of the Compiled Laws of Arizona.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona:

SECTION 1. Any incorporate town or village, within the Territory of Arizona, may become disincorporate as such town or village, under the provisions of this act, provided the same be out of debt.

SEC. 2. Whenever forty or more resident free-holders or house-holders of such town or village shall petition its Mayor and Common Council, praying that such town or village shall be disincorporated and the corporate powers thereof dissolved, it shall be the duty of the Mayor and Common Council of such town or village, to order an election to be held at such time and place as they may deem proper, not exceeding sixty days from the reception of such petition, to determine whether such town or village shall become disincorporated, or remain incorporated. Each elector voting at such election, shall have written or printed on his ballot the words, "For incorporation, Yes," or the words, "For incorporation, No."

SEC. 3. Any election under the provisions of this act shall be held in like manner as election for town or village officers, and subject to all the provisions, rules, regulations and qualifications incident thereunto.

SEC. 4. At any election under the provisions of this act, no question or subject shall be voted upon, except whether such town or village shall thereafter be incorporate or disincorporate, and if upon a canvass had of the return of said election, it shall appear that a majority of all the votes cast are in favor of disincorporation, then all power and authority of the Common Council and officers of said town or village, shall thereafter cease. If, however, it shall appear that a majority of all the votes cast are in favor of corporation, the powers and authority of said Common Council and town or village officers, shall remain the same as before said election.

SEC. 5. Whenever any town or village shall become disincorporate under the provisions of this act, all books, papers, records and titles of which said town or village is possessed, shall be deposited with the County Recorder of the county in which

said town or village is situate, and shall thereafter be and form a part of the records and archives of said county.

SEC. 6. All property of whatever character of which any disincorporated town or village shall have been seized or possessed at the time of such disincorporation, shall vest in the Board of Supervisors of the county in which the said town or village may be situated, in trust for the use and benefit of the common school fund of such town, or the school district in which such town or village is situated.

SEC. 7. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with this act shall be and are hereby repealed.

SEC. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

APPROVED February 1st, 1875.

AN ACT

Fixing the time for holding the District Courts.

Be it enacted by the Legislative Assembly of the Territory of Arizona:

SECTION 1. The District Courts in the several counties of the Territory shall be held as follows, to wit:

First. In the county of Pima, on the second Monday of February and first Monday in August of each year.

Second. In the county of Yuma, on the third Monday of March and first Monday in December of each year.

Third. In the county of Yavapai, on the first Monday of May and first Monday of October in each year.

Fourth. In the county of Maricopa, on the first Monday of April and first Monday in September of each year.

Fifth. In the county of Mohave, on the first Monday of June and the second Monday in November of each year.

Sixth. In the county of Pinal, on the first Monday in June of each year.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts in conflict with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

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