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Whereas, It is the purpose of said association to erect said monument in the City of Las Vegas, in the County of San Miguel, in the Territory of New Mexico; and
Whereas, Subscriptions to the fund being raised by said association are being made by individuals representing the most prominent families of New Mexico, as well as by other public spirited citizens, thereby assuring the construction of a fitting and proper memorial to the great service rendered mankind through the efforts of the great explorer; and
Whereas, The erection and construction of the monument contemplated by the association is a matter of vital interest to the whole people of New Mexico and is a subject which appeals strongly to the sentiment of New Mexicans and is one of which the Legislative Assembly of this Territory should take official cognizance; Therefore,
Be it Resolved by the Council of the 37th Legislative Assembly of the Territory New Mexico, the House of Representatives concurring therein:
I. That the 37th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico hereby endorses and approves the objects and purposes of the Coronado Memorial Association as the same are set forth in the articles of incorporation of the association.
That this Assembly considers the erection of a monument to Francisco Vasquez de Coronado as indicative of the lofty sentiment which obtains in the hearts of all New Mexicans and worthy of the approval and endorsement of all patriotic people of the Territory of New Mexico.
II. That for the purpose of assisting The Coronado Memorial Association in the carrying out of the purposes for which it has been formed and the erection of a suitable monument to the services and memory of Francisco Vasquez de Coronado, there be and hereby is appropriated out of the funds now in the hands of the territorial treasurer in the Insurance Fund, the sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars. which said sum of money shall be paid by the territorial treasurer to the treasurer of The Coronado Memorial Association, taking his receipt and voucher therefor, said sum hereby appropriated to be used solely and exclusively in the payment of the cost and expense of construction of said monument and not for any of the expenses incidental thereto, and; Provided, That The Coronado Memorial Association shall secure and expend in the construction of said monument a sum equal or greater than the amount hereby appropriated. Provided, further, That the treasurer of The Coronado Memorial Association, shall present to the territorial auditor satisfactory evidence, that the sum of five thousand ($5,000) dollars is in the treasury of
said association, available for the purpose herein indicated. And until such evidence is filed in the office of the territorial auditor, such auditor is hereby prohibited from issuing his warrant, for any part of the amount herein appropriated.
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 8.
RELATIVE TO THE OLD PALACE. H. J. R. No. 6; Approved March 18, 1907.
Whereas, The building in the City of Santa Fe, known as "The Palace," is the oldest public building and the most historic edifice in the United States, having been the seat of government of power and the home of the executive officials of New Mexico, through all the changes in government for three centuries; and
Whereas, New Mexico itself is more prolific in archæological treasures than any other part of the Union, and it is desirable that its peculiar historical objects should be preserved in one place, and amid their natural environments, instead of being scattered all over the world; and
Whereas, The Territorial Legislatures of 1882 and 1884, asked that this historic edifice be devoted to the preservation of the antiquities of New Mexico, and two Secretaries of the Interior have officially recommended that its permanent use be that of a museum of the antequarian collections of the southwest; and
Whereas, By inadvertence in the wording of the Act of Congress which donated public lands to the Territory for educational purposes passed June 21, 1898, the Palace property was included in the cession made by the United States to New Mexico without any wish for such cession on the part of our people; and
Whereas, The two houses of the 33rd General Assembly, each by a unanimous vote, passed a joint resolution, asking the United States to re-assume ownership of the said property, and that a western branch of the National Museum be established in the Palace, which proposition was not accepted by the National Museum; and
Whereas, Under the provisions of au Act of the 59th Congress, the President of the United States is empowered to designate any historic or pre-historic structure that is situated on lands that are owned or that may be acquired by the Government as a "National Monument" and thus preserve the same forever, as the property of the Nation; and
Whereas, The above mentioned Act provides that any such
structure that is situated on lands not owned or controlled by the Government may be ceded to the United States and accepted for such purpose; and
Whereas, It is understood that the Archæological Institute of America, an institution incorporated under Act of Congress in the City of Washington, D. Č., proposes to found and conduct a school of American Archæology at some favorable place on this continent; Now, Therefore,
Be it resolved by the House of Representatives, the Council concurring therein:
That the Legislature considers that the said Palace property should be designated a "National Monument" and that an appropriate use of it would be as the home of an institution devoted to the study, collection and preservation of the archæological treasures of the southwest;
Resolved: That the Governor of New Mexico be authorized and directed to convey said Palace with the parcel of land on which the same is situated to the United States, on condition if same is accepted and declared a "National Monument" the use and custodianship thereof be granted to the Archæological Institute of America, as the home of its proposed school of American Archæology; and,
Be it further resolved: That in view of the fact that the proposed school if located in the Palace Building in the City of Santa Fe, will not only be of a national but of an international character equal in importance and attractiveness to those schools of kindred nature now in existence in Rome, Athens and Jerusalem, and since it is to the interest of the Territory of New Mexico, that her great archæological resources should be systematically developed at the earliest possible date, and that the antiquities developed by research be preserved within our own limits instead of being deposited in museums elsewhere, in the event of the establishment of said school in the Palace Building and of such active development, that the sum of one thousand ($1,000) dollars be annually appropriated to aid and encourage said school in the development of our own archæological attractions in preference to those of other sections of the country and to aid in placing and maintaining said Palace Building in appropriate condition for the use of said school; and,
Be it further resolved: That the rents accruing upon the post office lease shall be collected by the Territory and be applied as follows; First, To the making of necessary repairs and improvements required by said post office prior to the passing of the title of the United States, and; Second, Rent accruing upon said lease after the title has vested in the United States
be paid over to the treasurer of the board of education of the City of Santa Fe for the benefit of the public schools of said city; and,
Be it further resolved: That pending the conveyance to and acceptance of the title to the above property by the United States as contemplated by the above resolution, the Historical Society of New Mexico, shall in addition to the three rooms in said building now occupied by it have the use and occupancy of two rooms adjoining them on the west and one room in the stable building to the north of said Palace Building, and in the event of the acceptance by the United States of the title to said Palace property, that conveyance of said property shall be subject to use and occupancy of the three rooms for years occupied by it for the purposes of the society, and free of rent, so long as the same are so occupied. Provided, That in the event the proposed addition to the capitol building is constructed and rooms are furnished in the basement thereof for the Historical Society, immediately upon taking possession of said rooms, said Historical Society shall vacate its quarters in the Old Palace building.
JOINT RESOLUTION NO 9.
PROVIDING FOR ADDITIONAL PAY FOR THE REGULAR EMPLOYES OF THE CAPITOL. C. J. R. No. 8; Approved March 21, 1907.
Be it resolved by the Council and House of Representatives of the 37th Legislative Assembly of the Territory of New Mexico: Whereas, It appears that the regular employes of the Capitol Building, during the session of the 37th Legislative Assembly, have been obliged to perform a great amount of additional work incident to the sessions of said Assembly and Whereas. The said employes do not receive any additional remuneration for the additional services thus rendered, Now, Therefore,
Be it resolved: That the sum of four hundred and twenty ($420.00) dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated to pay said employes, to wit:
Manuel Alarid, engineer; Tomas Romero, night watchman; Encarnacion Sandoval, Jose Amado Martinez, Pedro Martinez, Hilario Alarid and William Tucker, sweepers; each the sum of one ($1.00) dollar per day from January 21, 1907, to March 21, 1907.
That the sum of four hundred and twenty ($420.00) dollars,
or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any funds in the hands of the territorial treasurer, for the payment of said employes, not appropriated for the payment of interest on the territorial debt, and the territorial auditor is hereby directed to draw his warrant in behalf of the chief clerk of the council who shall pay the same to the said employes at such time as other employes of this body are paid, and the territorial treasurer is hereby directed to pay said warrant out of any funds in his hands except moneys for the payment of interest on the ter ritorial debt.
JOINT RESOLUTION NO. 10.
PROVIDING FOR A VOTE OF THANKS TO F. H. NEWELL, DIRECTOR OF THE GEOLOGICAL SURVEY, LATELY CHIEF ENGINEER OF THE RECLAMATION SERVICE BUREAU, B. M. HALL, SUPERVISING ENGINEER AND W. M. REED, SUPERINTENDING ENGINEERING THEREOF, AND OTHERS, OFFICIALS OF THE RECLAMATION SERVICE WHO HAVE HAD CHARGE OF PREPARING THE PLANS AND EXECUTING THE WORK OF THE RIO HONDO IRRIGATION PROJECT AT ROSWELL, NEW MEXICO, THE CARLSBAD IRRIGATION PROJECT AT CARLSBAD, NEW MEXICO, AND ALSO PROVIDING FOR A CELEBRATION COMMEMORATIVE OF THE BEGINNING OF THE USE OF WATER IN THE TERRITORY OF NEW MEXICO, SUPPLIED FROM IRRIGATION WORKS CONSTRUCTED BY THE UNITED STATES AND PROVIDING A FUND FOR ASSISTING IN DEFRAYING THE EXPENSES OF SUCH CELEBRATION, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. C. J. R. No. 7; Approved March 21,
Whereas, By the recommendation and through the friendly offices of F. H. Newell, Director of the Geological Survey, lately Chief Engineer of the Reclamation Service, B. M. Hall, Supervising Engineer, and W. M. Reed, Superintending Engineer and other officials of the Reclamation Service of the United States, the needs of the Territory of New Mexico in the conservation of her great water supply and in rendering available fertile lands for the making of thousands of beautiful, attractive and productive farms, orchards and homes upon the same within her broad valleys, have been brought to the attention of the Honorable, the Secretary of the In