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(18,003) inhabitants or more, to be ascertained by the census of 1885, and each state and National census thereafter, who shall give bond with suffi- Bond. cient sureties thereon, to be approved by the county board in the penal sum of ten thousand ($10,000) dollars, conditioned for the faithful performance of his duties, and such register of deeds shall have all the powers and perform all the duties relative to Powers and all papers, writings and instruments pertaining to real estate, heretofore enjoined by law upon county clerks, and shall receive the compensation allowed by law therefor. Said register of deeds shall assume the duties of his office on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January following his election, and shall keep his office at the county seat of the county in and for which he shall be elected, and each register of deeds whose fees in the aggre- Excess of gate exceed the sum of fifteen hundred ($1,500) dollars, in any one year after the payment of the necessary deputy and clerk hire, shall pay such excess into the treasury of the county in which he holds his office,

Provided, however, That in counties having more compensat'on than twenty-five thousand (25,000) and less than sixty thousand (60,000) inhabitants, the register of deeds shall receive the sum of two thousand dollars ($2,000) per annum, after payment of deputy and clerk hire, as herein provided, and

Provided, further, That in counties having more same. than sixty thousand (60,000) inhabitants, the register of deeds shall receive the sum of two thousand five hundred ($2,500) dollars per annum, after

Of copyist.

the payment of the necessary deputy and clerk hirt as hereinbefore provided.

Provided, further, That in counties of sixty thousand (60,000) inhabitants or less, the register

of deeds may retain no more than seven hundred compensation ($700) dollars per annum, for the services of each

deputy, nor more than fifty ($50) dollars, per calendar month for the services of each copyist, or assistant; and that in counties having more than sixty thousand (60,000) inhabitants, he may

retain no more than twelve hundred ($1,200) dollars per annum for the services of each deputy, nor more than sixty ($60) dollars per calendar month for the services of each copyist or assistant, and

Provided further, That in no instance shall such register of deeds receive more than the fees by him collected, nor shall any money be retained by him for services of deputies or assistants unless the same be actually paid to such deputies or assistants for

their services. County board SEC. 2. In each county of eighteen thousand

and three (18,003) inhabitants or more and where the offices of register of deeds and county clerk are separate, the county board shall provide suitable office room, fireproof vaults of sufficient capacity, and necessary books, blanks, stationery, and office furniture for the use of the register of deeds.

SEC. 3. In each county having less than eighteen thousand and three (18,003) inhabitants, and until such register of deeds shall be appointed or elected and qualified therein, the county clerk shall perform all the duties enjoined by law upon such officer, and shall be ex officio register of deeds,

shall provide office room.

County clerk shall perform the duties, when.

SEC. 4. The register of deeds shall keep a book Book of

registration. in which every instrument filed for record in his office shall be entered at the time of filing the

Such book shall show the final disposition of such instrument, and be as nearly as practical in the following form, to-wit:

same.

Grantor Grantee

Character Where Recorded Date of Delivery

Receipt of Form. of

Party to

Whom De-
Instrument Book | Page Month Day/Year

livered

deeds.

SEC. 5. That section 78 of subdivision 1 of Amendment of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska Comp. Stai. be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 78. The register of deeds shall have the Duties of custody of and safely keep and preserve all books, records, maps, and papers kept or deposited in his office. He shall also record or cause to be recorded in suitable books all deeds, mortgages, instruments, and writings authorized by law to be recorded in his office, and left with him for that purpose.

SEC. 6. That section 79 of subdivision 1 of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 79. The register of deeds shall keep a grantor and a grantee index of deeds in his office, the pages of each of which shall be divided into eight columns, as follows, to-wit:

GRANTOR INDEX.

Date of Date of Character of
Grantors Grantees

Book Page
Filing Instrument Instrument

Index, form or. Description of Tract

GRANTEE INDEX.

Date of Date of Character of
Grantees Grantors

Book Page
Filing Instrument Instrument

Description
of Tract

SEC. 7. That section 81 of subdivision 1 of

Endorsement.

Mechanics lien record.

chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 81. The register of deeds shall endorse upon every instrument properly filed in his office for record the minute, hour, day, month, and year when it was so filed, and shall forthwith enter the same in the proper indices herein provided for, and after the same shall have been recorded, the book and page where it may be found shall be endorsed thereon.

SEC. 8. That section 83 of subdivision 1 of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 83. The register of deeds shall also keep a separate book to be called the mechanics' lien record in which all instruments provided by law for securing mechanics' liens shall be recorded. He shall also keep a tax register of mortgages on real estate, in which he shall enter all such mortgages filed for record. Said register shall show the name of the mortgagor, the name of the mortgagee, description of the real estate mortgaged, and the time when the debt secured by the mortgage becomes due. It shall also contain a column in which shall be entered a memoranda of the discharge of such mortgage or any part thereof at the time the same is released.

Sec. 9. That section 84 of subdivision one, of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 84. The register of deeds shall keep a numerical index as nearly as practicable in the following form, to-wit:

Register of mortgages.

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SEC. 10. That section 85 of subdivision one of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 85. It shall be the duty of the register of Entry. deeds on receiving any conveyance or instrument effecting reality including mechanics' liens to cause such

conveyance, instruments, or mechanics' lien to be entered upon the numerical index immediately after filing the same.

SEC. 11. That section 86 of subdivision one, of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 86. After such instrument has been so in- Endorsement. dexed the register of deeds shall endorse on said instrument a certificate showing that the same has been indexed as herein required, and shall thereafter record said instrument as provided by law.

SEC. 12. That section 87 of subdivision one, of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska be amended so as to read as follows:

SEC. 87. The register of deeds shall keep a sep-Miscellaneous arate book to be called the miscellaneous record in which all instruments and writings not entitled to be recorded in any of the books herein provided for shall be recorded.

record.

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