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lowance in such amount as it may deem to be just in the premises, and the same shall be paid as other claims against said district are paid.
SEC. 39. The whole or any portion of any natural watercourse, the whole or any portion of which lies within any district established under this act, or the whole or any portion of any ditch or drainage system already constructed or partially constructed prior to the passage of this act, may 'be improved and completed as a system under the provisions of this act: Provided, That in the improvement of any natural water course the rights of the public therein for purposes of navigation shall not be in any wise impaired, and vested rights therein shall not be disturbed.
SEC. 40. The district court may compel the performance of the duties imposed by this act, and may, in its discretion, on proper application therefor, issue its mandatory injunction for such purpose.
SEC. 41. Whereas, there is no law in force in this State in relation to the subject matter of this act: Therefore, an emergency is declared to exist, and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval by the Governor.
Approved the 11th day of March, 1903.
HOUSE BILL NO. 162.
TAINING AN EXHIBIT OF THE PRODUCTS OF THE STATE
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Ilaho: · SECTION 1. That for the purpose of exhibiting products
and resources of the State of Idaho at the St. Louis Louisiana Purchase Exposition to be held in St. Louis, Missouri in 1904, and at the Lewis and Clark Exposition to be held at Portland, Oregon in 1905, a commission is hereby constituted to be designated the Idaho St. Louis and Lewis and Clark Exposition Commission which shall consist of five members, to be organized and continue its duties as hereinafter provided.
SEC. 2. The members of said commission shall be appointed by the Governor within sixty days after the taking effect of this act, and shall meet at such time as the Gov. ernor may appoint and organize by the election of a President vice-president and a secretary, who may or may not be one of their number. No more than three members of said commission shall be of the same political party. A majority of the members of said commission shall constitute a quorum to transact business, and said commission shall have power to make rules and regulations for its own government and for the government of the appointees, employes and agents of said commission. The Governor of the State of Idaho shall be ex officio a member of said commission. Any member of the commission may be removed at any time by the Governor and any vacancy which may occur shall be filled by appointment of the Governor.
SEC. 3. Said commissioners shall receive no compensation for their services but they shall each be allowed their actual traveling expenses when attending to their duties as such commissioners, not exceeding five hundred dollars in any one year, to be paid out of the appropriation herein. after provided.
SEC. 4. The said commission is authorized and directed to appoint an executive commissioner and to fix his salary, subject to the approval of the Governor, which salary shall be payable monthly out of the appropriation hereinafter made, and said executive commissioner shall be authorized and required to assume and exercise, subject to the ap: proval of said commission, all such executive powers and functions as may be necessary to secure a complete and creditable display of the products and resources and general developments of the State of Idaho at each and both of said expositions. As executive agent of said, commission he shall have personal charge of the solicitation, collection, transportation arrangement and exhibition of the objects sent under the authority of the State to each and both of said expositions, and of such objects sent by individual citizens of the State or any number of individuals or of any association, as may be by them or it placed in his charge. He shall make a report to the commission monthly and shall hold office at the pleasure of the commission, and shall give bond to the State of Idaho, in the sum of five thousand dollars.
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SEC. 5. The said commission shall have charge of the interests of the State of Idaho and its citizens in the preparation and exhibition at each and both of said expositions, of the natural and industrial products of the State and of objects illustrating its history, progress, moral and material welfare and in relating to its future development and in all other matters relating to each and both of said expositions who shall communicate with the officers of and obtain and disseminate through the State all necessary information regarding said expositions; and in general have and exercise full authority in relation to the participation of the State of Idaho and its citizens in said expositions and each and both of them. The said commission shall make a report of its proceedings and the expenditures from time to time to the Governor; and at any time upon his written request.
SEC. 6. At the close of the exposition at Portland, Ore. gon, the commission shall sell and dispose of such of the exhibits and other property of the State as can be disposed of to advantage, except as hereinafter provided, and with the proceeds pay the expense of returning the private exhibits to the several owners thereof and in sending to and placing in the Idaho University, the normal schools and Academy of Idaho such of the exhibits as, in the judgment of the commission, shall be worthy of preservation therein. All exhibits furnished by others than the State of Idaho shall be transported to and returned from said exposition without expense to the owners thereof, and it is hereby made the duty of said commission to cause each and every of such private exhibits to be returned to their owners immediately at the close of said Portland Exposition. Any balance which may remain of the appropriation herein made, or of the proceeds of such sale of property, shall be paid into the general fund in the State Treasury...
SEC. 7. To carry out the provisions of this act the sum of thirty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as is necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum so appropri. ated to be available and to be used as follows:
Fifteen thousand dollars in the year 1903, to be used in defraying the expenses of said commission and the expense of collecting, transporting and maintaining the exhibits for the St. Louis Exposition; ten thousand dollars in the
year 1904 to be used in defraying the expenses of said commission and of maintaining the exhibits at St. Louis and in removing the same from St. Louis to Portland, Oregon; and ten thousand dollars in the year 1905 in defraying the expenses of said commission and of maintaining the exhibit at Portland, Oregon, and in collecting, shipping and returning such exhibits as herein before required and provided. Any unexpended balance of the appropriation herein made for any one year shall be placed to the credit of said commission for the succeeding year and shall be available for the purposes for which said appropriation is made.
SEC. 8. Certificates of indebtedness, signed by the chairman and secretary of said commission, with itemized vouchers attached, shall be presented to the State Board of Examiners, and when approved, the State Auditor shall issue warrants in payment of the same on the fund hereinbefore provided; but such warrants shall not, in the aggregate, exceed the amount hereinbefore appropriated, nor shall warrants in any one year exceed the appropriation available for that year and any unexpended balance of appropriation of the previous year.
SEC. 9. Whereas an emergency exists for the immediate taking effect of this act, the same shall therefore take effect and be in force from and after its passage.
Approved on the 4th day of March, 1903.
HOUSE BILL NO. 163.
PROVIDE FOR KEEPING BOOKS OF ACCOUNT BY ALL
14, 1901. Be it enacteil by the Legislature of the State of Idaho:
SECTION 1. That Section 1 of an act entitled "An act to provide for keeping public books of account by all State, county, city and precinct officers who receive fees or public moneys," approved March, 14, 1901, be amended to read as follows:
Section 1. It shall be the duty of all State, county, city and precinct officers, who receive fees for services in an official capacity, or who receive public moneys for safe keeping, to at all times keep a public account of the same, consisting of a day book and ledger in which shall be entered all receipts of fees or moneys with brief statement of from whom and on what account the same were received ; and a like account of all disbursements of such moneys, to whom and on what account the same were paid. A failure to comply with the requirements of this section shall subject the offender, upon conviction, to the payment of a fine not exceeding three hundred dollars or to imprisonment, in the county jail for a period not exceeding six months or by both such fine and imprisonment.
Approved the 10th day of March, 1903.
HOUSE BILL NO. 164.
ITS DUTIES, AND REPEALING AN ACT “CREATING A
PROVED FEBRUARY 28TH, 1901.
SECTION 1. The Attorney General, Secretary of State, State Superintendent of Public Instruction and the presi. dent of the State University, ex officio, are hereby constituted a State Library Commission, of which the Attorney General shall be chairman and the State Superintendent of Public Instruction, secretary.
SEC. 2. Said commission shall have the management of the traveling library or libraries belonging to the State and shall make such rules governing the use of the samo and of the books and property pertaining thereto as it may deem necessary. Said commission shall cause said books to be distributed throughout the State, and at suitable intervals change such distribution in such manner as to se. cure the use and enjoyment of said books to the people of the State. It shall co-operate with the management of public school and other free libraries within the State and adopt such means as shall best promote their establishment. Said commission may receive donations of money, books or other property, real or personal, for the benefit of such traveling library or libraries, the title to which property shall vest in the State of Idaho to be held and controlled by said commission. Said commission shall report annually to the Governor with such recommendations as it may deem proper.