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a toll bridge over any stream at or upon any public ford or road crossing, or so near thereto as, by the abutments, embankments, piers of such bridge, to obstruct or render impassable the said ford or the roadway leading thereto.

Sec. 17. When any bridge is to be built upon any Bridge without public highway, the estimated cost of which shall exceed fifty dollars, the work shall be given out, and such bridge constructed by contract; and the county commissioners shall cause notices of such contract to be let to be published for three consecutive weeks, in any newspaper published within the county, or if no newspaper be published in the county Notice they shall cause written or printed notices of sucli contract to be let, to be posted in two of the most public places in such county, and one such notice on the door of the court house, or of the building used as court house in such county, thirty days before the letting of such contract, and all such contracts shall be awarded by the county commissioners to the lowest responsible bidder; and the commissioners are hereby authorized to contract for other necessary improvements upon the public roads and highways in the same manner as provided in the case of bridges; Provided, That when any bridge is to be built or other improvement made, as provided in this section, the county commissioners may award such contract in such manner as to them shall appear just and equitable for the county.

Sec. 18. If any person shall wilfully erect, or place or cause to be erected or placed, within or upon any highway or public road, any obstruction, or shall wilfully obstruct or encroach upon any public highway, by felling trees or placing stones therein, or by erecting any fence, house or other structure therein, or if any person shall tear down, burn or destroy, or in any way maliciously or wilfully injure any bridge upon any public highway, every person so offending sball pay a fine of not less than one hundred dollars nor more than three hundred dollars for such obstruction, and a fine of twenty dollars for each day that such obstruction shall be suffered to remain in such road after notice shall have been given for the removal thereof; and for wilful or




Nor person to


malicious injury to any bridge as provided in this section, the penalty shall be four fold the cost, or estimated cost of repairing such damage, or imprisonmet therefor at the rate of one day's confinement for each two dollars of such damage.

Sec. 19. No person or persons, company or corporation, damago by water shall, by virtue of any franchise, charter or law granted, or

made for any mining ditch, milling, irrigating or other purpose whatsoever, be permitted or allowed to dam the water of any stream ir. this territory, so that the water or waters raised by such damining shall flow back to a higher point or mark on the margin of such stream than high water mark, or so that the water thus dammed shall overflow any public road or highway running or being situated on the side or banks of such stream, or so as to cause the water so dammed to undermine, weaken or damage any bridges, walls or embankments of such road.

SEC. 20. Any person or persons, company or corporation violating the provisions of section nineteen of this act, shall be liable to a fine of not less than ten dollars, nor more than five hundred dollars, and shall also be liable to the party

injured for any damages resulting therefrom. Ditches to be Sec. 21. Whenever the owner or owners of any ditch,

race or drain for mining, milling, manufacturing or other purposes, shall fail, neglect or refuse to construct a bridge over such ditch or canal, whenever the same crosses a public highway, within thirty days after this act shall have been promulgated, by means of print in pamphlet or book form, or in any official newspaper, every such person or owner, and every officer and trustee of any company or corporation owning such ditch, shall be liable to a fine of fifty dollars, and a fine of five dollars for every day that such ditch shall remain unbridged after the time specified in this section.

Sec. 22. The board of county commissioners of each county shall levy such a tax for the purposes of this act as is provided and authorized by the law providing for a territorial and county revenue.

Sec. 23. All fines, penalties and forfeitures provided by this act, when not otherwise specified, shall be recoverable




Fines, how recoverable.

by action of debt in the name of the people of Wyoming territory, or by indictment before any court of competent jurisdiction. All such fines, penalties and forfeitures, shall be paid into the county treasury, and shall become a part of the fund for the construction and repair of roads and bridges.

Sec. 24. This act to be in force and take effect from and after the time specified in section twenty-one.

Approved 9th December, 1869.





Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of the Territory of Wyoming, as follows :

Sec. 1. Each and every person who shall deal, play, who guilty. carry on, open or cause to be opened, or who shall conduct, either as owner or employe, whether for hire or not except under a license as herein after provided : Any game of faro, monte, roulette, lansquenette, rondo, vingtun, commonly known as twenty-one, keno, props, or any banking game played with cards, dice, or any other device, whether the same be played for money, checks, credits, or any other representatives of value, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished by a fine of not less than three hundred, nor more than one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not less than three months nor more than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment.

Sec. 2. Any person may procure a license for carrying License, on any one of the games mentioned in section one of this act except as hereinafter provided, in any one room or apartment upon payment to the sheriff of the county in which the same is situated, the amount of license money fixed in section four of this act, and upon giving to said sheriff a definite description of the room in which he designs


Licenses pre pared by the register of deeds.


to carry on said game and filing with the register of deeds of said county a copy of said description.


SEC. 3. Blank licenses shall be prepared by the register of deeds, which shall be signed, issued and accounted for as is by law provided in respect to other county licenses. Each license delivered by the sheriff under this act to any person, shall contain the name of the licenses, a description of the room in which the license desires to carry on the game licensed, and shall by its term authorize the licensee to carry on one of the games mentioned in the first section of this act, specifying it by name in the room described therein for the period of three months next succeeding the date of issuance of the license. The said license shall protect the licensee and his employer or employers against any criminal prosecution for dealing or carrying on the game mentioned in the room described during said three months, but not for dealing or carrying on any other game than that specified, or the specified game in any other place than the room so described; Provided, That the licensee shall be entitled to deal, or play, or carry on two or more games in the same room by paying a license for each game so dealt or carried on. SEC. 4. The amount to be paid to the sheriff for such quarterly license shall be one hundred and fifty dollars, and all moneys received for licenses under this act shall be paid into the county treasury, and applied to the general county fund.

Amoant to be paid to sheriff.

Misdemeanor, what constitutes.

SEC. 5. Every person who shall permit any of the games mentioned in the first section of this act to be played, conducted, dealt or carried on in any house, tent, booth, or shed, owned or occupied by him or her, in whole or in part, except by a person who has received a license as herein provided or his employe, and in the room described therein shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished as provided in section one of this act, and in any prosecution for a violation of this section it shall only be necessary to prove the accused to be the owner or occupant of the building, and that the game has been carried on.

SEC. 6. No town, city, or municipal corporation in

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Witneser, whes not excused.

Games to be licopsad.

this territory, shall hereafter have power to prohibit, Powers to prosuppress or regulate any gaming house or game, licensed as provided in this act.

Sec. 7. No person otherwise competent as a witness, shall be disqualified or excused from testifying as such, either before any jury or court, to any facts concerning offenses mentioned in the foregoing sections of this act, on the ground that his testimony may criminate himself, and such testimony, if given, shall not be used as evidence against such witness.

Sec. 8. The following games and no others shall be licensed under or by virtue of the provisions of this act, viz: faro, monte, keno, rondo, lansquenette, roulette, vingtun, commonly known as twenty-one, and props, and that any person or persons, who shall keep, or deal, or permit to be kept or dealt, in any building or place under his or their control, any other banking or other games of chance for money, or other representation of value played with cards, or other devices, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be punished as provided in section one of this act; Provided, That the word “monte' in this act shall not be construed to mean “three card monte. Sec. 9. It shall be unlawful for any person or persons, pudirbinent for.

Misdemeanor, to deal, or play, any game mentioned in this act unfairly, or with the intention of cheating, or swindling, or in any wise winning in any way more than the fair percentage of the game, and any person or persons or party, who shall so play, or deal, with the intention of cheating, or swindling, shall, on conviction thereof, be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof, shall be fined in any sum not less than three hundred dollars, and not more than one thousand dollars, or imprisoned not less than thirty days, and not more (than one year.]

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


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