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rangement of offices to be filled shall be first, presidential and vice presidential candidates and electors, if any; second, United States Senator; third, Representatives in Congress; fourth, State Officers; fifth, Members of Senate and House of Representatives; sixth, County Officers; seventh, Precinct Officers.

Section 4. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 5. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved February 17, 1925.

CHAPTER 40.

Original Senate File No. 54.

OLOGRAPHIC AND HOLOGRAPHIC WILLS.

AN ACT defining an Olographic or Holographic Will, providing that same need not be witnessed and providing the manner of proving the same.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. An Olographic or Holographic will be herein defined as one that is entirely written and signed by the hand of the testator himself; and is not required to be in any particular form and may be made in or out of this State, and need not be witnessed.

Section 2. An Olographic or Holographic will may be proved the same as any other private writings; and where it is necessary to prove the signature and hand writing of the deceased, the notice of the taking of deposition may be included by the Clerk of Court, in the notice of Probate of Wills.

Section 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 17, 1925.

CHAPTER 41.

Original Senate File No. 30.

FILING TRANSCRIPTS OF JUDGMENTS.

AN ACT providing for filing of Transcripts of Judgments of United States District Courts in the Offices of the Clerks of the District Courts of the State

of Wyoming and accepting the Provisions of Sections 1606 and 1608 of the Revised Statutes of the United States.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Filing by Judgment Creditors.

Section 1. The judgment creditor in any judgment or decree rendered in any District Court of the United States within this State, duly filed and entered in the judgment records of such District Court of the United States, may file a transcript of such judgment record of such District Court of the United States in the office of the Clerk of the District Court in any or all counties within the State of Wyoming where the judgment debtor owns real estate.

Record by the Clerk of Court.

Section 2. The Clerk of the District Court of any such County in which said transcript is filed shall enter the same upon the judgment records of such Court in like manner as judgments rendered in such Court.

Lien on Property of Debtor.

Section 3. Such judgment or decree shall become a lien upon all the real estate of such judgment debtor in such county or counties where such transcript is filed from the date of the filing of such transcript in the office of the Clerk of the District Court in such County.

Filing of Transcript in Prior Suits.

Section 4. In all suits and actions in which judgments or decrees have heretofore been entered in the District Court of the United States for the District of Wyoming the judgment creditor therein, or the assignee of such judgment shall file a transcript of such judgment or decree in the office of the Clerk of the District Court of the County or counties wherein the debtor owns real estate within ninety (90) days from and after the passage and approval of this Act, and at the expiration of said period of ninety (90) days, such judgment or decree as shall have been entered in the District Court of the United States for the District of Wyoming prior to the passage of this Act shall be a lien on the debtor's real estate only in such counties wherein a transcript shall have been filed as provided herein.

Section 5. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 17, 1925.

CHAPTER 42.

Original Senate File No. 65.

ABANDONMENT OF WATER RIGHTS.

AN ACT amending and re-enacting Sections 854 and 858, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to the abandonment of water rights and the procedure therein.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That Section 854, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Division Superintendent to Notify Contestees and Contestants.

"Section 854. The said division superintendent, as soon thereafter as may be expedient, shall, by registered mail, notify the party or parties owning the lands or other place or purpose to which the water rights claimed to be abandoned were originally attached, who shall be designated as contestees, together with all who desire to have such water rights declared abandoned, who shall be known as contestants, that a hearing will be held at a certain time and place where testimony will be taken by such superintendent relative to such alleged abandonment. In a case where service by registered mail cannot be obtained upon such contestants or contestees, an advertisement, published in three successive issues of a newspaper of general circulation in the county in which the abandonment is alleged to have

occurred, naming the parties in the case and setting forth the time and place of hearing and a general description of the water rights sought to be abandoned, shall answer the requirement of notice of the said hearing by the division superintendent; provided, however, that service by registered mail must first be attempted before service by advertisement is employed."

Section 2. That Section 858, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Objections-Review by District Court.

"Section 858. Whenever the board has declared any water right abandoned, either in whole or in part, as provided in this chapter, it shall cause within sixty days thereafter a certified copy of such declaration or decision to be filed in the office of the clerk of the district court of the county within which such right is situated, and if such right be in more than one county, then in the office of the clerk of court of either of the counties in which said right is situated. It shall thereupon cause to be issued out of such court, a notice or summons directed to the owner or owners of such right so declared abandoned, which said summons shall contain a statement that the board has rendered the decision filed, stating the substance of said decision, and that it has filed the same in the office of the clerk of court of said county and directing that the owner or owners mentioned in said summons shall file any objections he may have in said court within the time in which he would have had to answer in case of summons in civil action. Any person desiring to object in any way to such decision of the board of control shall file, within the time within which he is required to answer, his objections to such decision. Summons or notices herein mentioned shall be served and governed by the rules of summons in civil actions in said court. If no objections are filed to such decision of the board of control within the time provided for answer or objection, the judge of the district court shall as soon as practicable thereafter, enter a judgment or order affirming in all respects, the decision of the board of control in regard to the abandonments of such water rights and in such case the state board of control shall pay the costs; but if objection be filed the contestants in the action before the state board of control shall become the plaintiff in such action and the objector or objectors shall become the defendant or defendants, and the issue tried shall be whether or not such water rights have in fact been abandoned, and the court may order such pleadings made up or filed as may be necessary in the case. Any other person interested may be made a party, upon application, in the same manner in which persons may intervene in other actions. The attorney general of the State may appear on behalf of the state board of control in any such litigation, and the case shall be tried and determined in all respects by the rules governing civil actions in such courts, in so far as such rules may be applicable and appeals may be had as in other civil actions to the supreme court of the state."

Section 3. All Acts or parts of Acts in conflict herewith are hereby repealed.

Section 4. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 17, 1925.

CHAPTER 43.

Original House Bill No. 47.

MARRIED WOMAN MAY BE ADMINISTRATRIX.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 6778, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to a married woman acting as administratrix.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That Section 6778, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

"Section 6778. A married woman may be appointed and serve as administratrix the same in every respect as a feme sole. When an unmarried woman appointed administratrix marries, her authority is not extinguished."

Section 2. This Act shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 17, 1925.

CHAPTER 44.

Original House Bill No. 70.

CONDITIONAL SALES-PERSONAL PROPERTY.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 4713, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to conditional sales.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That Section 4713, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Section 4713. No sale, contract or lease wherein the transfer of title or ownership of personal property is made to depend upon any condition, shall be valid against any purchaser or judgment creditor of the vendee or lessee in possession, without notice, unless the same be in writing, signed by the vendee or lessee, and the original or a copy thereof filed in the office of the county clerk of the county wherein the property is; said instrument so filed shall have attached thereto an affidavit of such vendor or lessor, or his agent or attorney, which shall set forth the names of the vendor and vendee, or lessor and lessee with a description of the property transferred and the full and true interest of the vendor or lessor therein. All such sales or transfers shall cease to be valid against purchasers in good faith, mortgagees, or judgment or attaching creditors without notice, at the expiration of two years from the date of such sale, unless the vendor or lessor shall within thirty days prior to the expiration of said two years from the date of such sale or transfer, file a similar affidavit to the one above provided for, in the office of said clerk, and the said vendor or lessor may preserve the validity of said sale or transfer of such personal property by filing similar affidavit thirty days before the expiration of each two year period thereafter.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 17, 1925.

CHAPTER 45.

Original House Bill No. 48.

MARRIED WOMAN MAY BE EXECUTRIX.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 6770, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to a married woman acting as executrix.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That Section 6770, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

"Section 6770. When a married woman is named as executrix she may be appointed and serve as executrix the same in every respect as a feme sole. When an unmarried woman appointed executrix marries, her authority is not extinguished."

Section 2. This Act shall be in force and take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 17, 1925.

CHAPTER 46.

Original House Bill No. 99.

STATE BOARD OF SHEEP COMMISSIONERS.

AN ACT to amend and re-enact Section 3193, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to the powers and duties of the State Board of Sheep Commissioners and salary for their services.

Be It Enacted by the Legislature of the State of Wyoming:

Section 1. That Section 3193 of Chapter 197, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Section 3193. The Board must organize by electing one of its members as president, and the board is authorized to appoint a secretary-treasurer, which secretary-treasurer shall receive such compensation as may be allowed by said board. The members of the board shall receive the sum of ten dollars per day while actually engaged in the performance of their duties, together with their actual expenses. The secretary-treasurer shall give a bond to the State of Wyoming in the sum of five thousand dollars with good and sufficient sureties.

Section 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 17, 1925.

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