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Expiration of term of office.

the commissioners of such county on or before September 1, 1887, to divide said county into five commissioner districts as provided for in this bill.

Provided, further, That the three commissioners of such county, whose term of office will expire respectively on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January in the year 1888, on the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January in the year 1889, and the first Thursday after the first Tuesday in January in the year 1890, shall continue to represent the districts in which they shall reside, after the redistricting of such county until the expiration of the terms for which they were elected;

And provided, further, That at the general election in the year 1887, one commissioner shall be elected for each of the two remaining districts, of the two persons elected in such districts the person receiving the highest number of votes shall hold his office for the term of three years, and the person receiving the next highest number of votes shall hold his office for the term of two years, and each commissioner elected thereafter in pursuance of the provisions of this section shall hold his office for three years and until his successor is elected and qualified.

Sec. 3. That section 59 of chapter 18 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “counties and county officers,” be amended to read as follows:

SEC. 59. In counties having not more than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants, the commissioner whose term of office expires in one year,

Section amended.

Chairman of board.

shall be chairman of the board for that year, and in counties having more than seventy thousand (70,000) inhabitants, the board of county commissioners at its regular meeting in January of each year, shall elect a chairman of the board to serve for the ensuing year; and such chairman shall sign all warrants on the treasurer for money to be paid out of the county treasury.

Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent Bepeeling with this act are hereby repealed.

Approved March 31, 1887.

clause.

CHAPTER 30.

COUNTIES, REGISTER OF DEEDS.

Section.

1. Register of Deeds.
2. County board shall provide

office room.
3. County clerk shall perform

the duties, when 4. Book of registration, form. 5. Amendment of section 78,

chapter 18, Compiled Stat

utes. 6, Amendment of section 79,

subdivision one, of chap

ter 18, Compiled Statutes. 7. Amendment of section 81,

of subdivision one, of chap

ter 18, Compiled Statutes. 8. Amendment of section 83,

subdivision one, of chap

ter 18, Compiled Statutes. 9. Amendment of section 84,

of subdivision one, chapter
18, of Compiled Statutes.

Section.
10. Amendment of section 85,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statutes. 11. Amendment of section 86,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statutes. 12. Amendment of section 87,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statutes. 13. Amendment of section 88,

subdivision one, chapter

18, Compiled Statutes. 14. Amendment of section 11,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 15. Amendment of section 15,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 16. Amendment of section 16,

of chapter 73, of Compiled Statutes.

Section.
17. Amendment of section 19,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
18. Amendment of section 22,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
19. Amendment of section 23,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
20. Amendment of section 24,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
21. Amendment of section 26,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
22. Amendment of section 27,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
23. Amendment of section 28,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes.
24. Amendment of section 32,

of chapter 73, of Compiled
Statutes.

Section.
25. Amendment of section 40,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 26. Amendment of section 47,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 27. Amendment of section 47a,

of chapter 73, of Compiled

Statutes. 28. Amendment of section 2,

of subdivision one, chap

ter 54, Compiled Statutes. 29. Amendment of section 3, of

subdivision one, chapter

54, Compiled Statutes. 30. Amendment of section 120,

of chapter 15, of Compiled

Statutes.
31. Official seal.
32. Powers of register.
33. Sections repealed.

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AN ACT to provide for the election of Registers of Deeds and to define

their duties and fix their compensation. To amend sections 78, 79, 81, 83, 84, 85, 86, 87 and 88 of subdivision one, of chapter 18, of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “Counties and County Officers.” To amend sections 11, 15, 16, 19, 22, 23, 24, 26, 27, 28, 32, 40, 47 and 47a, of chapter 73, of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “Real Estate.” To amend sections 2 and 3 of subdivision one, of chapter 54, of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “Mechanics’ and Laborers' Liens." To amend section 120 of chapter 16 of the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, entitled “Corporations.

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Register of deeds.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the Stute of Ne

braska: SECTION 1. At the general election in the year 1887, and every two years thereafter, a register of deeds shall be elected in and for each county having a population of eighteen thousand and three

duties.

(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 compensation 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

fees

of deputy. Of copyist.

the payment of the necessary deputy and clerk hirt as herein before 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.

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,

County board shall provide office room.

County clerk shall perform the duties, when.

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