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terests of the fine arts, to develop the
influence of art in education, and to fos
ter the introduction of art in manufac-
"sec." 2. Governing Board-There shall
be a governing board of the society which
shall consist of nine members, seven or
whom shall be appointed by the governor
-by and with the consent of the senate
from lists of names proposed by the Jttne
Arts Society of Minneapolis, the Art
Workers' Guild of St. Paul and the Art
Committee of the Minnesota Federation
of Women's Clubs. Of these appointees
four shall be artists or connoisseurs ol
art, one an architect, e prominently
identified with education, and one direct
ly interested in manufactures. The gov
ernor of the state and the president of the
state university shall be ex officio mem
bers of this board.
Sec. 3. Terms of Members-Members or
the governing board shall be appointed
three for two years, three for three years
and one for four years, and atthe ex
piration of said terms and thereafter
their successors shall beappointed by
the governor, by and with the consent
of the senate, as provided In f^*
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each to serve for the term of four years.
Sec. 4. Compensation. Vacancies-All
members of the society shall.serve witlr
out compensation as such Vacancies
the governing board shall be filled W
appointment by the governor within one
month from the time of such vacancy.
Sec. 5. Board Must Organise Quorum
-Said board shall organize Immediately
after its appointment by electing from
its members a president, a vice president
a secretary and treasurer of the' Minne
sota State Art society. Said officers^hall
also be president, vice president, secie
tary and treasurer, respectively, or tne
governing board. Four members of the
board shall constitute a Quorum
q^p fi Powers of Governing Boara.
-The g^verXg board shall have^ power
to adopt by-laws and rules of procedure
to govern the Minnesota State Art BO
cietf, to receive, hold and manage its
gifts, bequests and prqperty, and to per
form all acts necessary to accompUsh the
duties hereinafter described It shall also
have the power to issue certificates or
membership and to offer and confer
prizes, mentions, medals and diplomas
State Art society shall have a seal lt
ary members, life members and annual
lifers s
fi
said board, shall, by the tender to tne
society of said work of art (or in lieu
thereX by the Payment of one hundred
dollars^ on receipt of a certincate i
membersh^, issued by said board bej
come an honorary member for life
the Minnesota State Art society
See 9 Life MembershipUpon tne
payment of one hundred
son receiving the recommendat on of the
governor of the state or of four govern
ine or four honorary members, snan.ii
ejected bv the society, be made a life
member of the society.
Sec. 10. Annual Membershlp-Any per
son may. upon the recommendation of a
governing member or honorary member
and the pavment of two dollars, been
titled, if elected by the society to.a
certificate of membership in the society
for on'e year, and become an annual mem
pc 11 Lectureship Committee-There
shal? be appointed by the governing board
a committee of three persons to be known
a^ the art lectureship committee.
Pec 12. Exhibition Committee-There
shall be appointed by the governing board
committee of three artists or Judges
of a to be known as the exhibition com
Sttee. No member ,f. the exhibition
committee shall be eligible to a prize
while serving on the committee, nor shall
anv relation, by blood or marriage of
such exhibition committee be eligible to
such prize. Co ction Committee
There hall be appointed by the govern
ing board a committee of three persons,
to be known as the art collection com
mittee. TWs committee shall take charge
of all works of art to be acquired by the
societv. and shall have power by and
with the consent of the governing board
to purchase works of art whenever there
San be sufficient surplus in the treasury.
Sec 14. Membership Certificates An
nual ReportSuitable certificates of mem
S shall be provided by the govern
ine board and shall be signed by the
Resident and countersigned by the sec
i-Ptary. An annual report of the Min
nesota State Society of Art shall be for
warded by the secretary to the governor
of the state before December first of each
^Scc 15. Annual Course of Lectures
It shall be the duty of the Minnesota
State Societv of Art, through its lecture
ship committee, to prepare annually a
course of lectures on topics of art or
kindred subjects, which shall be deliv
ered, in whole or part, before the stu
dents of the state university, the state
agricultural school, the state normal
schools in turn, and the state teachers
association. It shall be the duty of the
lectureship committee to advise with the
officers of state educational institutions
and superintendents of public schools as
to courses in drawing, design and art,
-with a view to creating a stronger in
fluence in educational institutions
throughout the state.
Sec 16 Annual ExhibitIt shall be the
duty of the Minnesota State Society of
Art to provide through its committee on
exhibition an annual art exhibit, which
shall not be held at the same city twice
in succession. Such exhibit shall include
paintings, sculpture, drawings, carvings,
pottery, tiling, cabinet work, wrought
metal designs, architectural designs, ex
hibits of textile fabrics, and all art craft
which in the judgment of the society
shall tend to elevate the standard of
beauty and value of home manufactures.
No work of art shall be- exhibited with
out first having been accepted as worthy
bv the exhibition committee.
"Sec 17 Annual PrizesAt each annual
exhibition prizes to the amount of one
hundred dollars or more shall be offered
by the state, said sum to be determined
bv the governing board, and to be paid
out of the funds of the society for the
best original work done by any (Minne
sota) artist in any line of art or art
craft which shall have been accepted for
competition by the exhibition committee.
These prizes shall be given for paintings,
sculpture, decorative designs of any kind,
designs in architecture, or for manufac
turing designs or the finished product
after such design. These works of art
may become the property of the society
bv proper compensation, either in th
form of prizes or by direct purchase, all
works of art acquired by the society in
this way or those tendered by patrons
of art to said society shall, upon ac
ceptance be turned over to the art col
lection 'committee. The art collection
thus acquired shall be the property of
the state, under control of the society.
Said art collection may be in part or
in whole loaned out to different parts of
the -state, according to rules and regula
tions prescribed by the governing board.
Sec 18. The executive board of the
Societv of Art shall act as an advisory
committee in the selection of all works
of art and in the selection of all designs
for public buildings, to be paid for by
the state.
Sec 19. A suitable room or rooms in
the state capitol shall be set aside for
the use of the state society of art for
the holding of its meetings and the pres
ervation of all works of art becoming
the propertv of said society which can
rot otherwise be placed to better ad
vantage
Sec. 20. Funds, How Expended. Annu
el AppropriationAll moneys received by
this board shall be applied or expended
only in the furtherance of art interests
of the state as ordered by the governing
board.
Sec. 21. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3. 1903.
CHAPTER 120- S. F. No. 88.
A N ACT to amend section one thousand
one hundred and nine (1109) of the Gen
eral Statutes of.Minnesota of the year
one thousand eight hundred and ninety
four (1894), relating to the vacation of
public grounds, streets, alleys, or high
ways within cities in this State.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota.
Section 1. That section one thonsand
one hundred and nine (1109) of the Gen
eral Statutes of eighteen hundred arid
ninety-four (1894) of the State of Min
nesota, be and the same is hereby amend
ed so as to read as follows:
No public grounds, streets, alleys or
highways, within said city shall be va
cated or discontinued by the common
council, except upon the petition of the
sole owner, or of a majority of the
owners, resident in said city, of property
an the line of such public grounds, streets,
alleys or highways, proposed to be va
cated or discontinued such petition shall
set forth the facts and reasons for such
vacation, accompanied- by a plat of such
public grounds, streets, alleys, or high
ways proposed to be vacated, and shall
be verified by the oath of at least two
of the petitioners, their agents, or at
torneys, except in case it be the petition
jtt the sole owner, of said, groc^rt^ ig
which event it shall be verified by the
petitioner, his agent or attorney. The
common council shall thereupon, if they
deem it expedient that the matter should
be proceeded with, order the petition to
be filed of record with the city clerk, who
shall give notice by publication in the
official paper of said city, for four weeks,
at least once a week, to the effect that
such petition has been filed as aforesaid,
and stating In brief Its object, and that
said petition will be heard and considered
by the common council, or a committee
appointed by them, on a certain day and
place therein specified, not less than ten
days from the expiration of such publi
cation. The common council, or such
committee as may be appointed by them
for the purpose, at the- time and place
appointed, shall investigate and con
sider the said matter, and shall hear
the testimony and evidence on the part
of the parties interested. The common
council thereupon, after hearing the same,
or upon the report of such committee
in favor of granting such petition, may.
by resolution passed by two-thirds vote
of all the members elect, declare such
public grounds, streets, alleys or high
ways vacated which said resolution,
after the same shall go into effect, shall
be published as in the case of ordi
nances, and thereupon a transcript of such
resolution duly certified by the city clerk
shall be filed for record and duly recorded
in the office of the register of deeds of the
county.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 121S. F. NO. 16.
A N ACT to amend chapters two (2) and
three (3) of the General Laws of 1893,
and chapter one hundred and eighteen
(118) of the General Laws of 1895 and
chapter ninety-six (96) of the General
Laws of 1897 and chapter two hundred
and thirty-two (232) of the General
Laws of 1899 and chapter one hundred
and sixty-eight (168) of the General
Laws of 1901, so far as the limitations
of cost of the new capitol to be erected
by the State of Minnesota was fixed at
the sum of three millions of dollars
($3,000,000.00) in any of said acta.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That chapter two (2) and
chapter three (3) of the General Laws of
1893 and chapter one hundred and eigh
teen (118) of the General Laws of 1895
and chapter ninety-six (96) of the General
Laws of 1897 and chapter two hundred
and thirty-two (232) of the General Laws
of 1899 and chapter one hundred and
sixty-eight (168) of the General Laws of
1901, so far as, in any of said acts, the
limitation of expenditure to be made by
the State of Minnesota for the purchase
of a site and the erection and completion
of a new capitol building and all expendi
tures to be made in connection therewith,
was fixed at the sum of three millions of
dollars ($3,000,000.00), be and the same
are hereby amended by striking out,
wherever they occur, in any of said acts,
the words or figures "three millions of
dollars ($3,000,000.00)," and inserting, in
lieu thereof, the words and figures, "four
millions five hundred thousand dollars
($4,500,000.00)," and further amended by
striking out each and every provision in
any of said acts contained which con
flicts with the provisions of this act, so
that when so amended the limitations of
expenditure to be made by \he State of
Minnesota for the purchase of a site and
the erection and completion of a new
capitol building, together with all ex
penditures to be made in connection
therewith, shall be fixed at the sum of
four millions five hundred thousand dol*
lars ($4,500,000.00), which last named sum
shall include the purchase and supply of
suitable and proper desks, chairs, tables,
book-shelves or racks, carpets and all
other furnishings that may be appropri
ate and necessary for the use of the ex
ecutive, judicial and legislative offices of
said building it being the intent and pur
pose of this act to provide that the total
cost of said building, furnishings and
grounds shall not exceed in the aggregate
the sum of four millions five hundred
thousand dollars ($4,500,000.00). That it
is the intention of the act that said build
ing be completed, furnished and ready
for occupancy on or before the first day
of January, A. D. 1905.
Sec. 2. All existing provisions contained
in any of the acts referred to in section
one (1) of this act, except as and to the
extent that the same are hereby amended,
shall remain in full force and effect.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 122H. F. NO. 228.
A N ACT to facilitate the identification Of
judgent debtors in certain cases.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That no judgment requiring
the payment of money hereafter rendered
in any court of this state (excepting per
sonal property tax judgments) shall be
docketed in any district court of the
state, in any county having over seventy
live thousand inhabitants, until there has
been filed in the office of the clerk of said
district court an affidavit made by the
judgment creditor or his agent, or by his
attorney of record in the judgment, stat
ing, according to the best of his knowl
edge, information ind belief, the full
name of the judgment debtor, his occupa
tion, business or employment, and his ex
act place of residence or business address,
and if juch place of residence or business
address be in a city of over 5,000 in
habitants, then the street number of such
place of residence and business address
shall be stated and any clerk of such
court who shall docket any such judg
ment without such an affidavit having
been filed as aforesaid, shall be liable to a
penalty of five dollars ($5.00), which may
be recovered by any person suffering
damage by reason of such judgment hav
ing been docketed without the filing of
such an affidavit. No such judgment shall
be rendered invalid nor the effect there
of impaired by reason of such an affidavit
not having been filed as aforesaid.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be
in forc^ from and after July 1, 1903.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 123H. p. NO. 234.
A N ACT to amend section 1 of chapter
196 of the General Laws of the State
for the year 1885, being section 1499 of
the General Statutes of 1894 and sec
tion 2 of chapter 154 of the General
Laws of the State for the year 1885, be
ing section 1504 of the General Statutes
for 1894, relating to the collection of
judgments against cities, village and
other municipalities.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 196
of the General Laws of said State for the
year 1885, being section 1499 of the Gen
eral Statutes of 1894, be and the same
hereby is amended by appending thereto
the following proviso, viz:
"Provided, That if such debtor, city,
village or other municipality has no treas
urer and no one has been appointed or
elected to fill the vacancy, the county
treasurer of the county wherein such
debtor municipality may be located, upon
demand in writing of a Judgment creditor
aocompanied by a certlfiecl copy of the
Judgment, and an affidavit of the judg
ment creditor, his agent or attorney
showing the amount due thereon and that
the same has not been paid, appealed
from or stayed, shall pay such judgment
out of the funds then in his hands or
thereafter coming into his hands belonging
to the debtor municipality, taking re
ceipts for such payments, and the de
mand, transcript, affidavit and receipts
shall constitute his vouchers for such pay
ments."
Sec. 2. That section 2 of chapter 154 of
the General Laws of said state for the
year 1885, being section 1504 of trie Gen
eral Statutes of 1894, be and the same
hereby is amended by appending there
to the following proviso, viz:
"Provided, That if the judgment credi
tor deems the appointment of such offi
cers unnecessary he may apply to the
auditor of the county in which the
debtor city, village or other municipality
is located to have his judgment assessed
against the property of such municipality
and the county auditor upon being satis
fied as to the amount of the judgment,
and that it has not been paid, appealed
from or stayed, shall levy and extend the
amount due thereon against the taxable
property of such debtor municipality each
year until the judgment has been fully
COllQCtcL
Sec. 3. That this act shall take effect
and be in force from and after its pas
sage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 124H. F. NO. 427.
A N ACT to provide for the renewal of
certain records and for perfecting of
records in the office of the register of
deeds.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. Whenever it shall be made
to appear to the satisfaction of the board
of county commissioners of any county
in this state that any book of record in
the office of the register of deeds of said
county, through age, injury, use or other
cause, has become unfit for record pur
poses, and because of such condition Is
liable to destruction, said board shall
employ the register of deeds of the coun
ty to make a complete transcript of such
records so worn or Injured in suitable
books to be provided by the county for
that purpose.
It shall be the duty of the register of
deeds when such transcripts have been
oompleted to compare the same with -the
irgfioxggd, *njftmxej& a gjiown. In
original record, and the said register of
deeds shall duly certify, under his hand
and seal at the end of each book of
transcripts, that the records therein con
tained are true and correct transcripts
of the original records.
Sec. 2. After the completion of such
transcripts, the same shall be filed in tne
office of the register of deeds, and shall
be considered as public records in lieu of
the original books and records, and shall
have the same force and effect as tne
original record.
Sec. 3. For the making of such copies
and certifying thereto the register or
deeds shall be paid as compensation
therefor out of the county funds, as the
board of county commissioners may
deem proper.
Sec. 4. Whenever it shall become nec
essary to renew records from records
which are in themselves transcripts from
other counties, the transcript shall be
Stat of Minnesota
Section 1. That section 1235 of the
General Statutes of Minnesota 1894, be
and the same hereby is amended so as to
read as follows:
Section 1235. If five-eighths of tne
votes cast upon the proposition at sucn
election be in favor oft such
to issue or sell itsbonds to.an amount so
that the^ aggregate bonded indebtedness
fof Sounds
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held, and the conveyance thereof to the
state and the governance and control
thereof, prohibiting the use or disposi
tion of intoxicating liquors and provid
ing generally for the protection, safety,
health and comfort of the public, at and
upon said grounds and in the vicinity
thereof.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That the laws relating to
the State Agricultural society, its affairs
and management, and those of the state
fair, so-called, and providing for grounds
upon which the same is to be held, and
the governance and control thereof, be,
and the same are' hereby re-enacted,
codified and amended so as to read as
hereinaft-sr set forth.
Sec. 2. The State Agricultural society
as it now exists is hereby confirmed and
established as a public corporation, with
its present corporate seal and with power
of perpetual succession.
Sec, 3. Its membership, except honor
ary, shall be confined to citizens of Min*
nesota, and shall hereafter be composed
as follows:
FirstThree (3) delegates to be chosen
annually by each of the county and dis
trict agricultural societies In this state,
and in case any such society shall fall
or neglect to appoint such delegates, then
and in that event the president, secretary
and treasurer of such society shall, by
virtue of their offices, be members of the
said State Agricultural society provided,
that if no county agricultural society ex
ists in any county, or any such society
shall fail to hold an annual fair, and any
city therein shall maintain annually a
street fair devoted to agricultural Inter
ests, then any three (3) ^delegates chosen
by such street fair association, or If such
street fair association fails or neglects
to choose such delegates, then the presi
dent, secretary and treasurer of such
street fair association shall by rtue of
their offices, be members of the said State
Agricultural society and provided fur
ther, when there is, In any county, more
than one such fair association, the senior
association shall be entitled to such mem
bership and provided further, that all
such societies and associations shall
maintain an active existence and hold
annual fairs, and shall have paid out,
each year, the sum of three hundred dol
lars in premiums, and have an annual
membership of twenty-five or more mem-
SecondHonorary members, who by
reason of eminent services In agriculture
or horticulture, or In the arts and sciences
connected therewith, or of long and faith
ful service in the society, or of benefits
conferred upon it, may, by a two-thirds
(2-8) vote at any of Its annual meetings
be elected as such.
ThirdTwo delegates selected by, and
the presidents, ex-officio, of the following
societies and associations: The State
Horticultural society, the State Amber
Cane society, the State Dairymen asso
ciation the State Forestry association,
the State Poultry association, the State
Beekeepers' association and the Minne
sota Stock Breeders' association and any
other state society or association within
the state having for its object the promo
tion of any branch of agriculture, horti
culture, stock-raising or improvement or
mechanics related to agriculture or horti-
FourthThe members of the governing
board of said society and its officers shall,
by virtue of their offices as such, be land
become members of said society.
Sec 4. The management and control of
its affairs shall be vested in its presi
dent two vice presidents and six mana
gers' to be known as Its governing board,
111 of whom shall be citisens of this state,
and any five of whom shall constitute a
quorum the annual meeting of the State
Agricultural sooiety shall be held in the
state house in the city of St. Paul, or In
any other place In said city or in the
city of Minneapolis, or at the state fair
grounds, BO-called, as may be selected by
the board of managers, on the second (2)
Tuesday in January, and continued until
the second (2) Thursday In January of
each year, at which last named date the
following officers shall be eleetefi, namely:
The presidenWtwo (2) vice presidents and
two (2) managers, which said managers
shall serve three (3) years each, and shall
take the place of the present managers
as their respective terms of office expire,
so that two (2) members shall be chosen
each year, and each member shall hold
his office three (3) years, the board al
ways to consist of six (6) members. The
Governor of the State of Minnesota, ex
officlo, and three (3) members from the
Btate at large, who shall be appointed by
the governor, with the advice and con
sent of the senate, shall constitute a
board of auditors who shall examine all
transactions of said State Agricultural
society and report to the legislature at
each session.
Sec. 5. The president, vice president
and board of managers shall, on the third
(3) Tuesday of January of each year,
elect a secretary and treasurer of said
society, who shall each hold his office for
the term of one year, and until his suc
cessor is elected and qualified, and their
compensation and that of the other of
ficers of the society shall be fixed and
provided for by said board of managers.
Sec 6. The secretary shall be required
to make an annual report to the governor
on or before the tenth day of December
in each year, showing in detail the pro-
in each year snowing aeia tn pro
be of interest to the public and showhig
officers other counties tn transcript nu. U I this act, or in the said instrument of-
verlfled and certified to by the register donation to the state, shall ever be con-
of deeds who made such transcript as a strued or taken as giving said state or
correct copy of the original record in g^a society, or Its successors, any power
such other county
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1908.
CHAPTER 125H. F. NO. 343.
AN ACT to amend section 1235 of Gen
eral Statutes of Minnesota, 1894.
era i statutes i jmnnesouj io*
thereof shall at any one time exceed 10 per J?
all such bondU shaHb^e due and pa^abw
In noa than twenty (20) years irom
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Be it enacted by the legislature or ine payment of the state government, and
State of Minnesota: the general offices of said society shall be
located and maintained upon said prem
i proposition
the said council or other similar body
may issue and negotiate the bonds oi
such village to the amount necessary ror
the erection of such building or the mak
ing of such improvements provided, that
such bonds shall not be negotiated or
sold for less than their par. value. Pro- sold for less than their-parRvalue Pr
vided, that no village shall be authorized
cent of the assessed-valuation of the empowered to make all
taxable property of such^village as 'needful rules ana regulations for the
cated by the last pr^ecedlng doassessment
sch Property Provided,n ^ther 'imt
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consistent with this act are hereby re
Sec. *3. This act shall take effect and
be In force from and after May 1, 190d.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 126.-H. F. NO. 863.
A N ACT to reorganize and to regulate
the affairs and management of the State
Agricultural Society and the State Fair,
so-called, appropriating money therefor,
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'upfn whicht the jamejf said, for the purpose of encouragingjjjri-
also the financial condition of the society private sale, and
from the books of the treasurer, which treasury of said society
report shall be submitted to the governor
of the state, and be printed annually, in
like manner as the reports of other state
oublic displays pertinent to or attendant
unon exhibitions_ anu expositionsa of# huma
art, industry and skill, and for the im
provement of the premises hereinafter de
scribed, the payment of premiums and
purses, and as an incident thereto, in fur
nishing such attractions and amusements
at such annual exhibitions as the govern
ing board of said
society.
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GENERAL LAWS OF MINNESOTA PASSED AT THE LEGISLATITE SESSION OF 1908.
lowing described real property, situated
in the County of Ramsey and State ot
Minnesota, to wit: the southeast quarter
of section twenty-one* and the east half
of the east half of the southwest quarter
of section twenty-one, township twenty
nine, range twenty-three of said county,
and which, said property when so con
veyed shall be held by the State of Min
nesota forever, for the following public
purposes and no other, viz.: For the pur
pose of exhibiting thereon, under the
management and control of the said state
agricultural society, or its successors, an
nually, the agricultural, stock breeding,
horticultural, mining, mechanical, indus
trial and other products and resources of
the State of Minnesota, including proper
exhibits of the arts, sciences and all other
public displays, pertinent to or attendant
upon exhibitions and expositions of
human art, Industry or skill. Nothing in
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successors, any
or authority to charge or incumberpower said
property at any time, in any manner
whatever.
Sec. 9. The care, custody and control
of said premises together with any ad
joining property which may hereafter be
added thereto, is hereby vested in the
said State Agricultural society as a de
Agricultural society as a ae-
ises, and said society is nereby author
ized, required and empowered to main
tain said offices upon said premises,
wherein shall be contained the property
wherel shal
con ta an record ined the property
gaf soclety
custod an
and the entire
managemenet and con
trol of said premises and th structures
thereon shall be vested in said society
Sec. 10. There shall be held by the
state agricultural society, upon the prem
ises hereinbefore described, at such times
and for such period as the said governing
boar prescrib 8UC
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and exercise upon said premises any and
all acts which they now or hereafter law
fully may do, and are empowered to In
vite the co-operation of any other state,
territory or county in said exposition and
any and all moneys expended by the said
state agricultural society for premiums
for exhibits or other displays, or which
may hereafter be appropriated by the
state to said society for such purposes,
shall be expended upon and for such ex
position and display as shall be held
culture, horticulture, stock-breeding,
manufacture, and the mining, mechanical
and Industrial arts, sciences, products
and resources of the State of Minnesota.
See. 11. The said state agricultural so
ciety, acting by and through its govern
ing board, is hereby authorized and em
powered to make any and all,by-laws,
ordinances, regulations, rules and provi
sions, in addition to the provisions here
of and not inconsistent with the law,
which shall, in their judgment, be neces
sary or proper for the government and
control of said premises, and all exposi
tions to be held thereon, and all such
needful rules and regulations, concern
ing the government, deportment, protec
tion, health, safety and comfort of the
public thereon, as may be requisite and
proper and said governing board shall
have full power and authority to enact,
adopt, modify, and, from time to time,
amend or repeal all such ordinances,
rules, regulations and by-laws as they
shall deem expedient, for the purposes
herein named, providing penalties for
their violation, and to do all acts neces
sary to enforce and carry the same into
effect and punish offenders thereunder,
the same to be in full force and effect
from the time of their adoption and fil
ing with the secretary of said society in
its offices aforesaid.
Sec 12. The said society, acting by and
through its said governing board for the
purposes herein named and as an inoldent
thereto, shall further have, the power to
license and regulate anv and all shows,
exhibitions, performances and privileges
on said premises, or may appoint an of
ficer who shall be authorized to act in Its
name and stead in the premises, and to
revoko said licenses and prohibit, remove
and summarily stop, olose and put an end
to all exhibitions, shows, performances
or privileges whicn are or may he by
them deemed to be offensive to good
morals, or which are contrary to the laws
of this state.
Sec. 13. The president of said society
shall have authority to select and ap
point, at or before tne time of holding
any such fair, exposition or exhibition, as
many persons to act as special officers as
may in his judgment be necessary to se
cure peace and good order on or about
the premises where the same is to be
held, for and during the time of holding
the same, and for a reasonable time prior
and subsequent thereto, which said ap
pointments shall be made and evidenced
by written certificates thereof, dated and
signed by the president of the said so
ciety in his official capacity. Such police
officers shall, before entering upon the
discharge of the duties of their office,
take and subscribe the usual oath of of
fice before some officer authorized to ad
minister oaths, said oaths of office to be
indorsed on said certificates of appoint
ment. The police officers so appointed
and qualified as aforesaid shall each
have and exercise, during the time stated
in their respective certificates of ap
pointment, all the power and authority of
constables at common law. and shall have
in addition thereto, full power and au
thority to arrest, without warrant, any
and all persons found violating, on or
about the grounds of the prelnises of said
society, and within a distanc^ of one-half
mile thereof, any law of the State of
Minnesota, or any rule, regulation, by
law or ordinance of Said society enacted
or adopted pursuant to the provisions
hereof: and to summarily remove the
Sms and property of such offenders
from the grounds Mid premises and take
such offenders before any court of com
petent jurisdiction, to be dealt with ac-
CO S
tee
Sec 7* The title to all moneys and oth- Sed doUars ($100). or by
shall bY used and employed in the ^Vcr any other disorderly conduct, cal-
nolding of an annual exposition and ex- ouiated to annoy ordisturbothers,with
hibit of the agricultural, stock breeding, the said State Fair grounds, or who
horticultural, mining, mechanical, Indus- j^u found begging therein, shall be
trial and other products and resources of mlltf of a misdemeanor.
the State of Minnesota, including proper
exhibits of the arts, sciences and all other i
Bee
ur
.d3 .*^wUI/\n sv !%**n _* ..IlLlf. till 1
shall deem nee
ins Doar a i sai a oua wrc pass on enter wi
essary and proper for tbe success of said {he said State Fair grounds by jumping
exposition. or climbing or passing through any
Sec. 8. The proper officers of the city fence or enclosure or any man-
of St. Paul and of the County of Ramsey ner except through the open gates
are hereby empowered, and authorized to', provided for that pufpese, or who shall,
to mm & maxts^m tiiihi- lutotisgwi
i4NhTpresldent, vice president
and members of the board of managers
shall each have, by virtue of his office,
the same power to make arrests and re
move the persons and property or of
fenders that is conferred upon special po
lice officers by the next preceding section
hereof The president, vice presidents
members of the board of managers and
Secial police officers aforesaid shall
Zooh wear some appropriate badge of of
fice whtle acting in their official capacity
"siyV^Sd'society is hereby author
ized and empowered to provide and main
tain a watch house, or lock-up, upon said
pfemfcesTS a place oi: confinement for
all offenders, and for the temporary de
tention of all suspected persons
Sec 16 it shall be unlawful at any
tima to sell barter, give away or other
we dlsjSle of or to introduce, have or
keen for the purpose of, use. barter, gift
or s^le anv spirituous, malt or other fer
mented liquorS. or intoxicating liquors of
MTWnd. upon or within one-half mile
SrSSdS or^to^ld and abet another in
S and the presence, or possession
of anv spirituous, malt or other ferment
ed Sort or intoxicating liquors of any
Wnd ?n iny auantity. upon the premises
leased or occupied by any person within
llil limit* is hereby declared to be a
^lic'nuSancefa^
sha
evidence of his purpose to barter, eive
away or sell the same as aforesaid.
Sec 17 The governing bbard aforesaid.
hv itself or through Its special police of
ficers shaU seize* without writ or war
rant and take possession6 any spirlt-
a nof
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oeedlngs of the society for the current any person in violation of ^tne proyi
SK^and such other Information as shall gwn 0
p0B
tnf nr ovl
this act and ay gj mt
of the same at PJ"J 'SeSS'aS
urn rt
SeC
VIola
proceea
is. Any person found^guilty' o!!- a
tion of the oroyisons of seeUon six
i shall upon
er property of the said State Agricultural in the county Jail for a period of ninety
societv shall be.and vest in the State of days. -_
MlnnMotSr and there shall be no divi- gVc. 19. Any person or persons.who
dends or division of its assets among sbjill commit engage In a^ny rioting,
its members, and all moneys re- quarreling, Bghting. reveMng, frunken-
ceived by the State Agricultural society
"on
co
lc
thereof6 bhereof punished by a nn or one nun
eBS
6 Wrtament
noisy disturbance, improper diver-
20. Any person who shall be found
ni g, lying in wait or concealed In any
u8 or other or any jrard
oro premisesTwlthibuilding1 the* Timltera_f the Stot
Fafr grounds, or who shall loiter about
the immediate vicinity thereof, with in
tent to do any mischief, or to steal, or
to commit offense, shall be guilty of a
misdemeanor.
Sea 21. Any person Who shall xres
pass on, or enter or attempt to enter
reserved inclosure in said grounds, with
out authority or written permit, pass or
ticket, issued by the governing board or
its duly authorised officer, or who shall
obtain permission to enter said grounds
by Impersonating another or through any
misrepresentation or false pretenses
whatsoever, shall be guilty of a misde
metfnor.
Sec. 22. Any person who shall steal, or
unlawfully obtain or appropriate any
ticket, paper or other writing, entitling
or purporting to entitle the holder or
proprietor thereof to admission to said
grounds or any part thereof, or who shall
sell or dispose of any such ticket, paper
or writing, which upon its face appears
to have been Issued to another person
and is not transferable, without inform
ing the purchaser of the true character
thereof, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor.
Sec. 23. Any person who shall make
or exhibit, within said fair grounds, any
show or shows, caravans or circuseB, or
perform any plays, games, concerts, the
atricals or other performances, exhibi
tions or curiosities, for which pay or com
pensation or an admission fee of any kind
shall be required, demanded or received,
without having been previously licensed
therto by authority of the governing
board, or any person who shall exhibit
or perform thenein any indecent, obscene
or immoral play or other representation,
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor. It shall
be the duty of the said governing board
to close all such as may be or may be
by it deemed to be indecent, obscene or
immoral, and any and all moneys which
may have been paid in connection there
wi& shall be deemed to have been for
feited.
Sec. 24. In addition to the foregoing,
each and all of the criminal laws of this
state are herein specifically extended to
operate over the premises hereinbefore
referred to, and any justice of the peace
within the county of Ramsey, designated
by the governing board of the said so
ciety for that purpose, shall have juris
diction of offenders under the terms and
against the provisions hereof and there
of, and may proceed to hear, try and
determine the same in a summary man
ner, in accordance with the laws of this
state. He may, for that purpose, hold
his court within the limits of said
grounds, during the progress of any fair,
exposition or exhibition, and for one week
prior and subsequent thereto, nor shall
he be required to grant any application
for a ohange of venue from his court.
While so acting he may be allowed such
compensation, not exceeding five dollars
per day, as may be fixed by said govern
ing board and all fines, costs and penal
ties, collected upon conviction of any of
fense committed within said fair grounds
or in violation of any of the provisions of
this act, shall be forthwith paid to the
treasurer or other proper officer of said
society, and his receipt therefor filed by
the court, with the county auditor of said
county. The said governing board may
appoint and provide for the compensa
tion of such officers as it may deem quali
fied to prosecute violations of this act,
or to act otherwise in the capacity of a
legal adviser to said society.
Sec. 25. The said State Agricultural so
ciety shall have authority to contract in
and by its own name as such and through
its agents and officers duly appointed
thereto, and the provisions of this act,
and of all ordinances, by-laws, rules and
regulations adopted by the governing
board in pursuance hereof, shall be
deemed a part of any and all contracts
entered Into by said society or any of
its boards of officers, with any exhibitors,
privilegeholders, lessees, licensees, and
other persons dealing with said society,
its boards or officers.
Sec. 26. The sum of four thousand dol
lars ($4,000) is hereby annually appro
priated out of any moneys In the state
treasury, not otherwise appropriated, to
aid the said State Agricultural society in
paying premiums and awards the same
to be paid out by the state treasurer on
the order of the president and treasurer
of said society, countersigned by the sec
retary thereof.
Sec. 27. Chapter 181 of the laws of
1887, chapter 174 of the laws of 1885,
chapters 61 and 52 of the laws of 1891,
being sections 2952 to 2969, both Inclusive,
of the General Statutes of 1804, chapter
225 of the laws of 1897 and chapter 304
of the laws of 1899 are hereby repealed.
Sec. 28. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 127H. F. NO. 20.
A N ACT to provide for the payment of
expenses incurred in the control of In
fectious or contagious diseases.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota.-
Section 1. All necessary expenses here
after Incurred by the board of health or
health officer of any town, borough, vil
lage, or city, in the general control of
infectious or contagious diseases, shall in
the first instance be a charge against the
town, borough, village, or city, in which
such expenses were incurred, and shall be
allowed in the same manner that other
claims are allowed. Whenever any town,
borough, villag: or city, has allowed any
claims incurred in the control of infec
tious or contagious diseases, the town
clerk of such town, or the recorder, or
like officer, of such borough, village, or
city, shall send a certified statement to
the county auditor of the county in which
such expenses were incurred such state
ment shall contain the date upon which
such' claims were allowed, to whom al
lowed, for what purpose, and the amount
of each claim as allowed. Upon receipt
of such statement the county auditor
shall thereupon place the same before the
board of county commissioners of his
county at their first meeting thereafter,
and it shall be the duty of said board of
county commissioners to audit "one-half
G6) the amount allowed by such town,
borough, village, or city, or so much
thereof not exceeding one-half as such
board of county commissioners shall de
termine to be Just and proper. Whenever
any board of county commissioners shall
disallow the one-half of any such state
ment or any part thereof It shall be the
duty of the county auditor of such coun
ty within ten days thereafter, to notify,
in writing the town clerk or the recorder
or like officer of such borough, village or
city, as the case may be of such disal
lowance and such town clerk, village
recorder or like officer of such borough,
city or village ay thereupon, within
thirty days after the receipt of such no
tice, file with the clerk of the district
court a notlie of appeal from the action
of said board to the district court. When
such notice of appeal shall have been filed
with tho clerk of the court as aforesaid,
the said clerk shall, upon eight days'
notice by either party place the appeal
upon the calendar of actlors for the en
suing term of the district court. The
court shall on such terms on or before
the second day thereof .order pleadings to
be made up and certified. The appellant
hay appear in person or by counsel at
the trial thereof. Unless the parties oth
erwise agree, the matter shall be sub
mitted to a jury trial, and tried as other
appeal cases are tried, and the court or
jury, as the case may be, shall assess the
amount the appellant is entitled to re
cover, if any, and make the verdict con
form to the justice and facts in the case.
If the determination of the board of
county commissioners appealed from be
affirmed, or if the amount claimed by the
statement of said town, borough, village or
city be reduced in said district court, the
party appealing shall pay all costs and
disbursements Incurred in said court, but
if the amount so claimed by the appel
lant be sustained in said court said ap
pellant shall recover all costs and dis
bursements, said costs and disbursements
to be taxed and adjusted as in other cases
in said district court, and Judgment en
tered therefor In like manner. No bond
shall be required of appellant taking the
appeal herein required. When the board
of county commissioners shall audit the
one-half of such statement, or any part
thereof, the same shall be pafid out of the
county treasury by orders dn the treas
urer, drawn by the county auditor, and
paid out of the general revenue fund of
the county as other claims against the
county are paid. For the purpose o*
carrying out the provisions of this act,
towns, boroughs, villages and cities are
authorized to levy In addition to all taxes
now authorized fry law, a tax not to ex
ceed one (1) mill on the dollar of tax
able property In any one year or such
claims ay be paid out of the general
fund of such town, borough, village or
city.
Provided, That this act shall not apply
to cases where the person having infec
tious or contagious disease is not a legal
resident of such town, borough, village or
city.
Sec. 2. All acts or parts of acts incon
sistent with the provisions of this act
are hereby repealed.
See. 3. This act shall take effect and be
In force from and after lta passage.
Approved April 8. 1903.
CHAPT ER 128H. F. 581.
A N ACT authorizing the building and
maintenance of dams la rivers, streams
and water courses, where the same are
only floatable for logs, and the exercise
of the right of eminent domain in cer
tain cases. ._._.,*.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. Any owner of land bounded
unon that portion of any river, stream or
water course* which river, stream or
water course wholly ot In part lies with
in this state, or wholly or In part Ufeabe
tween or form* Ow^botto&a^fihw^^^i I
"S.
I*
,V- "M '&3&iBat
try, which portion is not navigable, for
steamboat navigation and Is only float
able for logs and lumber, may build and
maintain on or across tbe bed of sucn
portion of such river, stream or tor
course a dam, and, in connection there
with, such raceways or other structures
as may be necessary for the development
of water power for one or more of the.
following purposes, namely: To improve
navigation to develop or improve water
power for manufacturing purposes, in
cluding the development of electricity and
electrical power to supply water to mu
nicipalities or for any lawful purpose
whatever. Provided, that "such consent,
if any, as may be required by law, treaty,
convention or otherwise be first obtained
from the owner or owners of the opposite
bank where such dam may abut, from
the adjoining state or country, and from
the United States to the building and
maintenance of such dam.
Sec. 2. Every dam constructed under
authority of this act shall have connect
ed therewith a sluiceway, lock or other
fixtures sufficient and so arranged as to
permit logs, timber and lumber to pass
through, over or around such dam with
out unreasonable hindrance or delay.
And also a flshway as now provided by
law.
Sec. 3. Whenever In building and main
taining such dam, raceways or other
structures in connection therewith or in
enlarging or extending the same, it snail
be necessary for such owner to condemn,
take, use, occupy or damage private
property, within the jurisdiction of thl?
state, for flowage purposes or other pur
poses necessary in the building, main
tenance or operation of such dam, race
ways, or other structures, such owner
may exercise the right of eminent domain
and may condemn, take, and use or dam
age such private property for such pur
poses, first making just compensation
therefor, and proceed in manner provided
in chapter 34, title 1, General Statutes of
Minnesota for the year 1894, and the
amendments thereto.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903..
CHAPTER 129-H. F. NO. 374.
A N ACT to authorize the secretary of
state to enter into a contract on benaif
of the State of Minnesota for the print
ing and publishing of the supreme court
reports. A
Whereas. The present contract with
Frank P. Dufresne. providing for the
printing and publishing of the supreme
court reports and furnishing the same to
the state and for sale will expire on or
about March 4, 1903. Now, therefore,
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That the secretary of state
be and is hereby authorized and required
on behalf of the State of Minnesota to
solicit bids and enter Into contract ror
the printing and publishing of the num
ber of copies of the supreme court re
ports of this state now required by law
for the period of six (6) years from and
after March 4, 1903, said contract to be
awarded to the lowest responsible bidder
whose bid shall not exceed $1.25 per vol
ume and who shall furnish to said secre
tary of state a bond in the sum of five
thousand (5,000) dollars, conditioned that
the said reports and the printing and
publishing thereof shall conform to the
following specifications, to wit:
First. That, the size of the volumes,
the character and quality of the paper
used therein, and the binding and the
general mechanical execution thereof
shall conform to the requirements for the
printing and publication of said reports
laid down by section 2281 of chapter 27
of the General Statutes of Minnesota foi
1894
Second. That the number of copies
provided for by law shall be Published
and delivered to the secretary of stato
within sixty (60) days after the complete
manuscript thereof shall be delivered by
the reporter of said court to said con
tracting party provided, however that
such time that said reporter shall retain
the proof of any one volume after the
st me shall have been submitted to him
for revision shall not be computed as a
part of said sixty days.
Third. That at the time said party^ to
whom said contract shall be awarded
shall deliver said copies of said^port to
said secretary of state, said party shall
deliver to said secretary of state, free of
charge, a true and correct paper matrix
of slid report, to be Preserved by said
secretary of state as part of the records
of his office.
Fourth. That the party to whom said
contract shall be awarded shall agree to
publish and sell the same at the place
of publication within this state, and at
all times keep the same on sale at such
place of publication In quantities of ong
or more copies at any one time, and
upon reasonable notice of not less than
ten (10) days, for the price agreed upon
in said contract, and shall agrfb to
stereotype the same and at all times
keep the same on sale in the State* ot
Minnesota at the contract price, and to
nish the state any number of admtlonal
copies that may be thereafter ^required
at said contract price, the copyright of
all reports published under said contract
vesting in he secretary of state Jor toe
benefit of the people of this state, pro
vided, however, that nothing herein com
tained shall be so construed as to pre
vent the contractors by whom any such
vofume is published, their representatives
or assigns, from continuing the publica
ttn?Se of such volumes solong as
they shall comply in all respects with the
requirements of this act in respect to the
character, sale and price of such volume.
Fifth. That the printing and pubUsh
ing of the said reports shall all be done
within the State of Minnesota.
Sec 2 This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 130H. F. NO. 468.
A N ACT to authorize cities containing a
population of ten thousand (10.000) In
habitants or less to Issue bonds for the
purchase of lands for park purposes
along and adjacent to the shores of
any^artificial lake within such city.
B'e it enaoted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That any city in this state
contelning a population of ten thousand
($000) inhabitants or less is hereby au
thorized to issue its negotiable bonds for
the purpose of acquiring or purchasing
innda for nark purposes along and ad
jacent to the shoresr of any artificial lake
^Stehcln
2
BUC Wh
eneve the city council or
other similar bodv of any such city In
this state shall determine by resolution,
duly passed and recorded, to raise the
amount of money stated in such(resolu
tion, for the purpose of purchasing land
for park purposes along and adjacent to
the shores of any artificial lake within
such city, said resolution to describe
definitely said lands to he purchased or
when a petition addressed to any city
council or similar body of any such city,
and signed by at least thirty (30) of the
voters and freeholders residing in any
such city, setting forth in such petition
that it is the desire of such petitioners
that the said city shall purchase.land for
park purposes along and adjacent to the
shores of any artificial lake within such
city the cost whereof shall not exceed
the amount described in such Petition,
which said lands to be purchased shall
be described definitely in said petition.
It shall be the duty of such city council
or similar body to cause the proposition
expressed in such resolution or petition
to be Submitted to the electors of such
city at the next annual city election to
be held therein, or at such special elec
tion as the said city council or other
similar body shall by resolution designate.
Sec. 3. There shall be provided by such
city in case of such election, a suitable
box in which all ballots cast at such elec
tion shall be deposited. There shall be
printed In such ballots in apt terms the
substance of such proposition, following
which shall be printed in appropriate,
manner the words "yes" and "no on
two separate lines, and every person de
siring to vote in favor of such proposition
shall make his cross mark thus, X, op
posite the word "yes," and every person
desiring to vote against such proposition
shall make such mark opposite the word
"no" The said election shall be con
ducted and the votes cast thereat shall be
canvassed and counted, and the result
thereof certified in like manner as In the
case of an election for city officers of such
city
Sec. 4. If a majority of the votes cast
at such election be in favor of such
proposition, the said city council or other
similar body may issue and negotiate the
bonds of such city to the amount neces
sary for the purchase of such land, pro
vided that such bonds shall not be ne
gotiated or sold for less than par value.
Provided, that no such city shall be au
thorized to issue or sell its bonds to an
amount so that the aggregate bonded In
debtedness thereof shall at any one time
exceed fifteen (15) per cent of the as
sessed valuation of the taxable property
of such city, as indicated by the last pre
ceding assessment of such property. Pro
vided further, that all such bonds shall
be due and payable In .not more than
twenty (20) years from date of tesue of
said bonds, and which said bonds shall
not bear to exceed five (5) per cent an
nual interest.
Sec. 5. Before a ay such city shall be
authorized to issue its bonds, as herein
before provided, the city council or any
other Bimllar body thereof shall give no
tice by publication,, for two (2) consecu
tive weeks in at leasbone weekly or daily
newspaper printed in sai county if
be printed, and pusheddtherein,, andany by
%ktM
gW&f
printed at the capital of the state, all of
whioh said newspapers shall be desig
nated therefor by the resolution of such
city council or other similar body that
said city council or other similar body
will receive bids for the sale of such
bonds at the time and place to be named
in such notice.
Sec. 6. At the time and place the said
city council, or other similar body, shall
open and consider the said bids, and ay
thereupon award the sale of such bonds
to the person, company or corporation
offering to negotiate the same upon terms
the most advantageous for the interests
of such city provided, that the said city
council, or other similar body, may re
ject any and all bids offered for the pur
chase of such bonds, if they deem the
welfare of the said city to require it.
Sec. 7. The moneys realized from the
sale of such bonds shall be placed in the
city treasury and devoted so far as may
be necessary to the purpose named in
such resolution of petition, and the resi
due thereof, if any, shall be paid Into the
general city fund.
Sec. 8. This act shall take effect and!
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 181-H. F. NO. 172.
A N ACT to amend sections four hundred
and eighty (480) and four hundred and
ninety-four (494) of General Statutes of
1894, as amended by chapter 01 of the
General Laws of 1899, relating to In
spection of steam vessels and steam
boilers.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section four hundred
and eighty (480) of General Statutes 1894,
as amended by chapter ninety-one (91) or
the General Laws of Minnesota for
eighteen hundred and ninety-nine (1899)*
be and the same hereby is amended so
as to read as follows, to wit:
Section 480. Within sixty (60) days
after the passage of this aot, and
biennially thereafter, there shall be
appointed by the governor a board
of fifty-three (63) Inspectors, one (1)
of whom shall reside In each senatorial
district, except as hereinafter provided,
whose duty It shall be to lnspeot all steam
boilers in use within the state, not sub
ject to inspection under the laws of the
United States and not hereinafter ex
cepted, and to examine and grant certifi
cates of license to steam engineers en
trusted with the care and management
of steam boilers provided, however, the
provisions of this act shall not apply to
heating plants In private resldenoes. And
provided further, that when there is more
than one senatorial district within any
one county in this state, in such coun
ties there shall be but one boiler Inspector
for each of such counties. Said Inspec
tors shall examine and license all masters.
and pilots on Inland waters of the state,
and such examination shall be conducted,
as near as may be, pursuant to the rules
and regulations provided by the laws of
the United States for the examination of
masters and pilots. Said Inspectors shall
hold their respective offices for two (2)
years from February first (1st), respec
tively, and until their successors are ap
pointed and qualified, unless sooner re
moved by the governor. Said Inspectors
shall annually on or before the thirty
first (31st) day of January, render a re
port to the secretary of state, and to the
legislature, showing a detailed statement
of the number of Inspections made, li
censes issued, and the amount of fees re
ceived therefor, also showing the amount
of disbursements of their offices.
Sec. 2. That section four hundred and)
ninety-four (494) of General Statutes 1804
be amended to read aa follows, to wit:
Section 494. Each boiler inspector may
appoint one or more deputies within bis
respective district who shall possess the
same qualifications as are prescribed for
boiler inspectors, and shall qualify by
taking the oath prescribed by section four
hundred and eighty-one (481) General
Statutes 1894, and such deputies shall
have the authority within the district for
which they are appointed as the boiler
Inspectors have.
Sea 8. This act shall take effect anf
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 8, 1903.
CHAPTER 182H. F. NO. 881.
A N ACT to amend the sixth subdivision
of section 4284 of the General Statutes
of Minnesota for 1894, as amended by
chapter 95 of the laws of 1901, relating
to express trusts.
Be it enaoted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. "That the sixth: subdivision
of section 4284 of the General Statutes
of 1894, as amended by chapter 95 of the
laws of 1901, be, and the same is here
by amended so as to read as follows:"
"Sixthto receive, by gift, grant, de
vise or bequest, to. or in trust for, any
person, association, institution or corpora
tion, public or private, municipal or quasl
nmnlcipai, or otherwise, or to, or In trust
for, any corporation permitted, provided
or fltoected to be organized In or by any.
deed, contract, last will, or other Instru
ment, or to or for any charitable, benevo
lent, religious or educational use or uses,
purpose or purposes, created or declared,
or attempted to be created or declared,
in or by means of, any otherwise duly
executed and valid deed, contract, or will
and to take chapge of any money,
stocks, bonds, personal and real estate,
or either choses in action, and property
of any and every kind whatever, and In
vest, reinvest and apply the income, or
net Income thereof, or the principal and
the income, or net income thereof for
the benefit of any public library associa
tion, In any city or village or any pub
lic ceuietery association, located within
the limits or within ten miles of the
corporate limits of any such city or vil
lage or to, or for, or In favor of
any of the uses and purposes men
tioned above, or mentioned In title
4 of chapter 34 nor shall any
such Instrument, nor any such
gift, grant, devise or bequest, be, or be
deemed, invalid, by reason of the in
definiteness or uncertainty of the perron
or persons, class or classes, object or
objects, purpose or purposes, designated
or attempted to be designated, In suoh in
strument provided the general purpose
or Intention of the donor, howsoever ex
pressed, be sufficiently indicated so that,
either from express declaration therein
or from his circumstances, relations and
condition, and the nature of the benefac
tion, such intentionas to amount, gen
eral purpose, and medium or means of
accomplishmentIs reasonably capable of
being deduced, Identified and Carried into
practical effect, and without regard to
the position, station or characterofficial,
ministerial, personal or otherwiseof the
person or corporation by whom or whioh,
or the nature or character of the aot,
proceeding or ceremony through which, it
appears from such declaration or from
such intention or general purpose, so as
certained as aforesaid, such general pur
fos was expected to be carried out. If,
any such instrument there be a trustee
named to execute the same, or to aid In
executing the same In whole or In part,
then the legal title to the property so
given, granted, devised or bequeathed, or
attempted so to be, shall vest In suoh
trustee, and the successor or successors
of such trustee, charged with the wishes.
trust and will declared by the maker of
such Instrument. If no trustees be named,
or If trustees be named, and to succeed
the duties or holding of the trustees a,
corporation be permitted, provided or di
rected by such instrument to be or
ganized to carry out the trust, wishes and
will In whole or in part, of the maker
of such Instrument, then such title shall
vest in, or such donation take effect In
favor of such corporation and its suc
cessor, or successors, when it is
formed but If no trustees be named or
no corporation be permitted, provided or
directed to receive such donation, then
the legal title to all such property shall.
vest In the district court, and such court
shall have control thereof. In any suoh
case, such trustees, or such corporation
when formed, and the successor or suc
cessors of each respectively, or the dis
trict court, as the case may be. shall have
the power, authority and Jurisdiction to
administer such trust, and the property
thereof, charged with the wishes trust
and will declared by the maker In such
instrument. And In every case the court
shall have the same power In respect of
every such Instrument, gift, grant, de
vise and bequest, and every trust In re
lation thereto, as Is conferred upon It in
respect of any and all other trusts and,
in addition thereto, whenever It shall ap
pear to the court that the circumstances
are such, in the case of an Instrument
containing a gift, grant, bequest or de
vise to or in favor of an educational, re
ligious, charitable or benevolent use or
purpose, as to render impracticable or Im
possible a literal compliance with the
terms of such instrument, the court may.
upon the application of the trustee, or of
any person or corporation having the
custody of The property, or claiming to be
Interested in or under the terms of such
instrument, upon euch notice as the court
shall direct, in accordance with aw and
Its practice in other cases, hear and de
termine the matter presented by such ap
plication and. If the court shall find that,
according to the rule of construction
above provided, it is possible, reasonably
and approximately, to determine the
proper construction of such Instrument,
so as to practically accomplish the gen
eral purpose of the testator or grantor,
the court shall make an order directing
that such gift, grant, bequest, or devise
shall be administered, applied or expended
in such manner as. in the judgment of the
court, will most effectually accomplish the
general purpose of the instrument, with
out regard to, and free from any specific
restriction, limitation or direction con
tained therein provided, however, that
sucjj order shall be made without thi
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