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Agnes Metcalf, Journal Clerk, Two hundred dollars.
Emma L. Welty, Minute Clerk, Two hundred dollars.

C. O. Downing, Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, One hundred dollars.

W. L. Krell, Enrolling and Engrossing Clerk, One hundred dollars.

Section 19. Redemption State Warrants.

The sum of One thousand dollars, or so much as may be necessary is hereby appropriated out of funds in the State Treasury for the redemption of State Warrants cancelled under the provisions of the law; provided, that the claims and vouchers filed with the State Auditor for payment from this appropriation shall be accompanied by said warrants properly endorsed by the payee thereof.

Section 19-A. Preparation and Distribution of Brand Book. The sum of Five thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated from funds in the State Treasury for use of the Live Stock Commission of the State of Wyoming, in the preparation and distribution of a Brand Book during the coming biennial period.

Section 20.

Contingent for Poultry, Egg and Seed Show, at Casper and the State Corn Show at Worland Under Direction of the Department of Agriculture.

The sum of Two thousand dollars, or so much as may be necessary is hereby appropriated from funds in the State Treasury for a Poultry, Egg and Seed Show at Casper and the State Corn Show at Worland under the direction of the Department of Agriculture.

Section 21. Additional Contingent, Commissioner of Public
Lands.

The sum of Five thousand dollars, or so much as may be necessary to be added to the Contingent Fund of the Commissioner of Public Lands.

Section 21-A. Rodent Control Work. The sum of Five thousand ($5,000.00) Dollars, or so much as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated from funds from the State Treasury to the Commissioner of Agriculture to be used in rodent control work upon public lands in the State.

Section 22. Additional Contingent, Commissioner of Labor.

The sum of Four thousand dollars, or so much as may be necessary to be added to the Contingent Fund of the Commissioner of Labor.

Section 23. Contingent Fund, Bee Inspector. The sum of Ten thousand dollars, or so much as may be necessary for a Contingent Fund for the Bee Inspector, to be expended under the direction of the Department of Agrciulture.

Section 24. Construction of Residence Uinta County.

The sum of Fifteen hundred dollars or so much as may be necessary is hereby appropriated out of funds in the State Treasury for the construction of residence at the Uinta County Fish Hatchery.

Section 24-A. Compensation of Peppard and Fulton. The State Highway Department is hereby authorized and empowered to pay the sum of Twenty-five hundred twenty-four and 50/100 ($2524.50) Dol.

lars for the payment of Messrs. Peppard and Fulton, a co-partnership having heretofore performed services for said State Highway Commission in excess of the sum of Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars.

Section 24-B. Statutes and Session Laws. There are hereby appropriated eighty-five (85) copies of the Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920; eighty-five (85) copies of the Session Laws of Wyoming, 1921; eighty-five (85) copies of the Session Laws of Wyoming, 1923, to be forwarded by the Secretary of State to the new members of the Eighteenth State Legislature, and there are also hereby appropriated sufficient copies of the Session Laws of the Eighteenth State Legislature for all members of the Eighteenth State Legislature of the State of Wyoming.

Section 24-C. To the State Board of Charities and Reform. For the purpose of erecting a wing at the Wyoming State Training School at Lander for the purposes of an isolation ward, Twelve Thousand ($12,000.00) Dollars. (Not approved.)

Section 24-D. Relief. For relief of Carl Luns, $63.25; for relief of R. R. Rousseau, $62.40; for relief of T. R. Bara, $64.50; for relief of Geo. Parfitt, $30.37; Deputy Game Wardens called in for a conference here recently and Game Commissioner did not pay their expenses.

Section 24-E. Construction and Widening Streets on Big Horn
Hot Springs Reserve.

The sum of Two Thousand ($2,000.00) Dollars, or as much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of funds in the State Treasury for the widening and construction of streets on the Big Horn Hot Springs Reserve.

Section 24-F. Salary and Contingent Additional Assistant Game
Wardens.

There is hereby appropriated out of funds in the State Treasury, the sum of $7,500.00 or so much as may be necessary for the salary of the thirteen additional assistant Game Wardens. The sum of $3,000.00 or so much as may be necessary for the contingent of the thirteen additional assistant Game Wardens.

Section 25. In all cases where an appropriation has been made by this Act, for the salary or contingent expense for any officer or employee, board or commission, the vouchers submitted for charges against the contingent fund shall not be approved or paid out by the State Auditor unless such vouchers shall distinctly show in detail to the full satisfaction of the State Auditor, that the expense has been properly incurred and strictly for the benefit of the State in accordance with the duties of the officer, employee, board or commission, in performance of their duties; provided that the State Auditor may refer any account before the same is audited to the State Examiner for investigation and report of such officer's finding shall be returned to the Auditor's office with the account which accordingly shall be audited and a copy of such findings shall be filed with the Governor.

Section 26. All Acts and parts of Acts inconsistent with the provisions of this Act are hereby repealed; and no money shall be paid out by the State Treasurer during the period covered by this Act, for the purposes herein provided in excess of the appropriation hereby made, or otherwise especially provided by law. Provided that nothing

in this Act shall be construed to limit or interfere with any law relating to any building of the State.

Section 27. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 28, 1925, except Section 24-C.

CHAPTER 166.

Origial Senate File No. 66.

WATER DIVISION SUPERINTENDENTS.

AN ACT amending and re-enacting Section 875, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, relating to the appointment and qualifications of water division superintendents.

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

Section 1. That Section 875, Wyoming Compiled Statutes, 1920, be amended and re-enacted to read as follows:

Section 875. There shall be one superintendent for each division, who shall be appointed by the Governor, with the consent of the Senate, who shall hold his office for four years, or until his successor is appointed and shall have qualified, and who shall be a resident of the water division for which he is appointed. The State Engineer shall from time to time conduct examinations for candidates for the position of division superintendents, and a list of those who qualify shall be filed with the Governor in accordance with the division in which they reside, and no one shall be eligible for appointment as division superintendent who has not so qualified. The examination shall consist of questions relative to the irrigation laws and their administration, the measurement of flowing water, evaporation, seepage, drainage, and the hydrographic features of the water division in which the candidate may reside.

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

Became a law February 19, 1925, without approval of Governor.

Resolutions and Memorials

SENATE JOINT MEMORIAL NO. 1.

Casper-Alcova Irrigation Project.

Be It Resolved, By the Senate of the State of Wyoming, the House of Representatives concurring, that the Congress of the United States be memorialized as follows:

Whereas, During the past few years, the Salt Creek Oil Field, in Natrona County, Wyoming, has proven to be one of the largest oil producing areas in the United States, and has already yielded to the Government of the United States, by way of royalties, a sum in excess of $26,000,000, of which a sum in excess of $14,000,000 has gone into the Reclamation Fund, and of which only a comparatively small amount has been expended in the State of Wyoming, none of which has been expended in the County of Natrona; and

Whereas, The City of Casper, with its population of approximately 30,000 people with a property valuation of approximately $65,000,000, with its modern homes, school houses, churches, office buildings, hotels, refineries, warehouses, railroad facilities, and its thirty-three miles of paved streets, has been built up for the purpose of serving, and incidental to the development of, the Salt Creek Oil Field; and

Whereas, The recoverable oil in the Salt Creek Field, however great in quantity, is limited, and in the natural course of events will at some time in the future be entirely exhausted, and it is of utmost importance in the interest of the continued growth of the State to maintain and to increase the taxable value of all resources of the State of Wyoming; and

Whereas, For a long time past it has been the cherished purpose of the people of Natrona, Converse and Platte Counties to build up and maintain a large irrigated farming area in the valley of the North Platte River, from Alcova to the Wendover Canyon, which would be of great advantage to the sheep and cattle industry of Central Wyoming, in that it would provide a source for forage crops, now much needed, and thus double the possible production of live stock in Central Wyoming; and

Whereas, The people of Central Wyoming, looking far into the future, are determined to avoid the depression that will ensue when the oil resources of the Salt Creek Field are exhausted, if other resources are not found to take their place, and in that determination the Legislature and the State of Wyoming stand back of them; and

Whereas, It is the earnest conviction of the people of Wyoming that at least a part of the moneys paid into the United States Reclamation Fund from royalties on oil produced in this State, the production of which necessarily means the depletion of the natural resources of the State,-should be expended in the vicinity of its source

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