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owner to obtain ha survey.

the cases may hereafter beorty acres of less gro

owner to comply, assessor to cause sarvey to be made,

plats of towns are required to be certified to and recorded. Lands or lots described in any deed or conveyance, or for the purpose of taxation, in accordance with the number

and description set forth in the plat aforesaid, shall be Valid description deemed a good and valid description of the lot or parcel

of land so described, and no deed or conveyance of any

such lot or parcel of land shall be filed for record and Deed not to be recorded until the surveying, platting, and recording of survey is made, such land into lots or parcels shall have first been made

in accordance with the provisions of this act.

Seo. 2. When any town-lot, parcel of ground, or any Assessor to notify tract of land containing forty acres or less, heretofore has

been, or may hereafter be, subdivided as contemplated in the cases described in the preceding section, it shall be the duty of the owner or owners thereof, when required so to do by the assessor, to cause the same to be surveyed, and the plat thereof recorded, in like manner as is required

in the foregoing section; and if such owner or owners shall Upon failure of refuse or neglect to cause such survey to be made, within

é a reasonable time after being notified by the assessor, it

shall be the duty of the assessor to cause such survey to be made and recorded, and the expense thereof to be returned by the assessor to the county auditor, who shall add the same to the tax assessed upon the real property of

each of the respective owners, pro rata, according to the Expenses to be value, and it shall be collected with and in like manner as

the assessed tax, and shall go into the general county fund to reimburse the county for the money paid out for surveying, platting, and recording.

Sec. 3. When such survey and plat have been made, and Co. surveyors such plat duly recorded, as hereinbefore provided, the county

surveyor shall return to the county auditor a statement of all the expenses of such surveying, platting, and recording, verified by his oath, as to the amount and correctness of the same, which, when approved and allowed by the board of supervisors, shall be paid by the county to the person who rendered the services of surveying, platting, and recording, or who procured and paid for the same. And it is hereby expressly provided that in case the owner or owners neglect, fail, or refuse for ten days after notice by the assessor to procure such surveying, platting,

and recording to be performed, it shall be the duty of Duty of assessor; assessors to procure the same to be done as aforesaid, and until this act is in all such cases no assessor's return shall be received or

deemed complete, nor shall he receive any compensation for his services until the requirements of this act shall have been carried into effect. And when any owner or owners

collected as tax,

return of expenses.

Co, to pay approved bill,

complied with,

of lots or land as aforesaid shall be unknown to the Unknown
assessor, or, if known, non-residents of the county, then the owners.
ten days' notice aforesaid shall not be required, and the
assessor may proceed immediately to procure the same to
be surveyed, platted and recorded in the manner described
by the terms of this act.

Sec. 4. This act, being deemed by the General Assembly of immediate importance, shall take effect from and in force when. after its publication in the Iowa State Register and State Leader, newspapers published in Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved, April 11th, 1872.

I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily State Leader, April 13, and in the Daily Iowa State Register, April 14, 1872.

ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

Ch. 100.]

CHAPTER XLII.

[S. F. 98.

EXEMPTION OF SEWING MACHINES.

AN ACT to Amend Section 3305 of the Revision of 1860, Exempt. APRIL 11.

ing Sewing Machines from Execution.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That section 3305, chapter 125, of de the Revision of 1860, be, and the same is hereby, amended execution. by inserting therein, after the words “ All spinning wheels Revision ; 33305. " and looms,” the following, to-wit: “One sewing “ machine.”

Approved, April 11th, 1872.

CH. 101.]

CHAPTER XLIII.*

[S. F. 122.

AN ADDITIONAL PENITENTIARY ESTABLISHED.

AN ACT to Permanently Locate and Provide for the Erection and April 12.

Control of an Additional Penitentiary.

SECTION 1. Be it enacied by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That there shall be and is hereby permanently established, at or near the stone quarries near * See chapter cyiii.

tablished near Anamosa,

missioners to be

miss state, procintend the tiary; and, be filled

eral Assembly.

filled.

Penitentiary es. Anamosa, Iowa, an additional Penitentiary, in which con

victs sentenced for life or any term of time shall be confined, employed, and governed, as hereinafter provided.

Seo. 2. That three persons shall be chosen by the Board of Com- General Assembly who shall constitute a Board of Comchosen by Gen- missioners to purchase a quarry, and, without expense to

the State, procure not less than seventy acres of grounds, and to superintend the erection of suitable buildings

thereon for said Penitentiary; and, in case of a vacancy Vacancy, how in said commission, the same shall be filled by appoint

ment by the Governor.

SEO. 3. That said Board shall select and purchase the Bd. to purchase best and most eligible quarry, of not less than ten acres, quarry.

on or near the line of the Dubuque Southwestern Railroad and the Wapsiepinicon river, and may pay therefor the just

and fair value thereof in cash, not to exceed fifteen thouCost of same.

sand dollars, and take a conveyance thereof in fee simple to the State of Iowa; and said quarry so purchased must

be the cheapest and best that can be procured by them Requirements as after due examination, inquiry, and public notice for offers to qusrry, and purchase. of sale in the Anamosa Eureka or Anamosa Journal, and

shall contain not less than one million cubic yards of stratified limestone suitable for building purposes.

SEC. 4. And the Board shall also receive and take in the name of the State of Iowa, and cause to be recorded in the proper office before the purchase of said quarry, a deed

conveying the title in fee simple for seventy acres of land, free of expense suitable for agricultural, horticultural, and grazing pur

poses, convenient to said quarry. And they shall not purchase said quarry, nor in any manner bind the State therefor, until said seventy acres as provided in section two of this act be first secured without expense to the State.

Seo. 5. The board shall also, at the earliest day pracPlans for build- ticable, procure plans, drawings, and specifications for the

buildings necessary and proper for said institution, which

building[s] shall be of stone procured from the quarry so Plan to admit of purchased; but the plan chosen by the Board shall be such enlargement. as will admit of future enlargement by wing or otherwise,

so as to preserve the symmetry, and be, when ultimately

completed, of capacity sufficient to confine and employ Proviso: limita- five hundred convicts: Provided, That the erection only

of such portion of such building shall be commenced by said Board, under the provisions of this act, as may be completed and made ready for occupancy by the appropriation herein made.

Sec. 6. Before entering upon his duties, each CommisCommissioners. sioner shall make and sign an oath, and execute a bond

Bd. to obtain
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to State before buying quarry.

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Board, to transfer

in the penal sum of ten thousand dollars for the use of Bond.
the State of Iowa, to be approved by the Census Board,
and filed in the office of the Secretary of State, condi-
tioned upon the faithful performance of his duties, and the
honest, judicious, and faithful execution of the provisions
of this act and the faithful disbursement of and account-
ing for all moneys which may come into his hands under
the provisions of this act.

SEC. 7. Said Board shall have full power to appoint and discharge, at their discretion, a superintendent, whose Superintendent ; duty it shall be to employ men, purchase material, and superintend the work on said building, and he shall receive for his compensation only such sums as said Board compensation. may fix.

Šeo. 8. There is hereby appropriated out of any money in the State treasury, not otherwise appropriated, $50,000 approthe sum of fifty thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary for the purposes contemplated in this act.

Sec. 9. The Warden of the Penitentiary at Fort Madison, when suitable accommodations have been provided Warden of presby the Board at or near the quarries so purchased, shall, at request of at the request of the Board, transfer thereto as many able-convicts to new bodied convicts as can be taken from said Penitentiary; pri and said Board shall elect a Warden for this Penitentiary, Board to elect whose duty it shall be to safely guard and subsist them,

1. His duty. and cause them to perform labor, and work in the preparation for, and erection of, such building, as directed by the superintendent, as to the mode and manner of work. The expenses necessary to carry out the provisions of this Expenses, how section shall be paid by the Board out of the money hereby appropriated, and said convicts so transferred, or any other convicts so employed, shall be deemed to be lawfully held, as though directly sentenced to labor at Convicts held. said quarries.

SEC. 10. The accounts of expenditures necessary to Accounts, how carry out the provisions of this act shall be approved by auta the Board of Commissioners, and certified to by the superintendent, and then paid by Auditor's warrants in the usual manner, drawn in favor of the party to whom payment is due.

SEC. 11. The members of the Board shall each receive Pay of Commisfive dollars per day while actually employed in the dis- sioners. charge of their duties, and their actual traveling expenses; and the compensation of said Warden for said additional Do. of Werden. Penitentiary shall be such as the Board may fix.

prison,

Warden,

paid,

approved and

victs' labor to be kept.

sentence ;

Duties of Warden

present Warden,

Bd. may remove Warden.

Seo. 12The Warden of said Penitentiary shall keep Account of con- a faithful and accurate account with each convict, show

ing the number of days' labor performed by each and the value thereof in cash, not exceeding two dollars per day

for each day of ten hours, and for each and every one Ajlowance for hundred dollars' worth of labor in excess of three hunextra labor; dred dollars, performed in any one year by any convict commutation of not sentenced for life, there shall be a commutation of the

sentence of such convict, upon the recommendation of

the Warden, to the amount of fifty days' time; and the oneCash payment.

third part of such excess shall be paid him out of the State treasury at the time of his discharge, upon the certificate of

the amount due by the Warden. And the duties of the same as those of Warden of said additional Penitentiary, and his powers,

shall be the same as prescribed by law for the Penitentiary at Fort Madison, so far as practicable, under the

directions of said Board, who shall have the power to o remove him at pleasure, and appoint another.

Sec. 13. Whenever it can be done without hindering

or delaying the completion of said building, the superinSuperintendent tendent may and shall furnish from said quarry, stone,

dressed or in the rough, of dimensions specified, and deliver them on the cars upon the order of the Board or authorities having control of any building being erected by the State, and, when the part of such building provided for by this act is completed, the warden having charge of the convicts therein shall fill all such orders as above specified.

Sec. 14. Able-bodied male persons hereafter conConvicts sent to victed of crime and sentenced to imprisonment in the

Penitentiary may be taken to said quarries and additional Penitentiary, and there confined and worked under the care of said warden as soon as suitable accommodations have been provided therefor.

Sec. 15. This act, being deemed of immediate imporIn force when. tance by the General Assembly, shall take effect and be

in force from and after its publication in the Iowa State Register, and Iowa State Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved, April 12th, 1872.

to furnish stone for other State buildings.

new Penitentiary.

I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily Iowa State Register, April 13, and in the Iowa State Leader, April 18, 1872.

ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

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