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Minnesota for the. year one thousand
eight hundred and ninety-four (1894) re
lating to change of school district
boundaries.
Be It enacted by the legislature of the
state of Minnesota.
Section 1. That section three thousand
six hundred and seventy-three (3678) of
the General Statutes of Minnesota for the
year one thousand eight hundred and
ninety-four (1804) be and same is nereby
amended to iead as follows:
Sec. 2. Upon the presentation of any
petition respecting changes In the
boundaries of school districts, the county
commissioners shall appoint a time and
place for hearing upon it, and shall
cause to be posted a copy of the notice
of such hearing, in some public place in
each district to be affected by the proposed
change, and cause to be served a copy
thereof upon the clerk of each district-to
be affected, at least ten (10) days be
fore the time appointed for such hearing.
The posting of such copy of notice shall
be verified by the affidavit of the person
posting the same, which said affidavit
shall state the time and place of posting,
and the serving of said copy of notice
upon the clerk of each district shall be
verified by the certificate of the county
auditor. __
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be
In force from and after its passage.
Approved March 28, 1903.
CHAPTER 101-H. F. NO. 637.
AN ACT relating to the sheriff's residence
and providing for the boarding of pris
oners in counties having a population of
not less than 75,000 inhabitants and not
more than 150,000 inhabitants.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. In any county of this state
having a population of not less than sev
enty-five thousand (75,000) inhabitants
and not more than one hundred and fifty
thousand (150,000) Inhabitants, in which
a residence has been provided for the
sheriff of such county in the building
used for jail purposes, the sheriff thereof
shall be entitled to the use of such resi
dence already existing, together with
light, heat and water, free of charge, and
it shall be the duty of such sheriff or his
deputy to reside In such residence
Provided, that from and after the first
Monday in January, 1905, the said resi
dence may be used for jail purposes if the
board of county commissioners of such
county find such use advisable. From
and after said first Monday in Janu
ary, 1905, the said county shall be under
no obligation to provide a residence for
such sheriff.
Sec. 2. The sheriff of any such county
shall have the duty of furnishing and
serving to the prisoners confined In tne
county jail the food prepared for such
prisoners, but such sheriff from and after
the first Monday in January, 190o, shall
receive no compensation therefor In ad
dition to the salary fixed by law.
Sec 3. Up to and including the Sunday
preceding the first Monday in January.
1905, the sheriff shall receive in addition
to his salary fixed by law the sum of .11
cents per meaffor boarding each prisoner
confined in such jail, said boarding to in
clude the cost of food, preparation of
same and fuel for kitehen range.
Sec 4 At all times referred to In this
act the county commissioners of any such
county shall furnish to the sheriff in the
building used for jail purposes a kitchen
provided with appliances and utensils
suitable for the preparation of food for
the prisoners confined therein.
Sec 5. From and including the first
Monday in January. 1905, the boarding of
prisoners confined in any such jail shall
be governed by the provisions of this sec-
The sheriff shall make his requisition
upon the board of county commissioners
for the supplies and provisions needed by
him for boardinng the prisoners quarterly
in advance, at least fifteen days before
the beginning of each quarterly period.
Thereupon the county commissioners
shall advertise for bids for the furnishing
of such supplies, and the contract there
for shall be let by them to the lowest bid
der Any supplies found actually neces
sary by the sheriff during any quarterly
period and not included in such requisi
tion may be purchased by him and the
cost thereof shall be audited and
allowed by the board of county
commissioners in the same manner
and at the same time as other
bills of the sheriff against the county are
audited and allowed. At the end of each
quarter the sheriff shall render a report
to the board of county commissioners
showing the quantity of supplies used
during the preceding quarter and the
quantity remaining on hand. His report
shall also include the number of meals
furnished during said quarterly period
and the cost per meal for each prisoner.
The county commissioners shall also fur
nisn the fuel necessary for the prepara
tion of the food for the prisoners upon
the requisition of the sheriff. The sheriff
may employ a cook or cooks to prepare
the food for the prisoners, but the num
ber of such employes and the compensa
tion paid to each shall at all times be un
der the control of the board of county
commissioners of such county.
Sec 6. All acts and parts of acts which
conflict with any of the foregoing provis
ions are hereby repealed.
Sec 7. This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 28, 1903.
CHAPTER 102H. F. NO. 241.
AN ACT to appropriate money to pay
newspapers of the state for the pub
lication and distribution of the laws of
the extra session of 1902, and the official
publication of the constitutional amend
ments prior to the general election of
1902.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That the following sums of
money, or so much thereof as may be
necessary, be and the same is hereby ap
propriated out of any funds in the state
treasury, not otherwise appropriated, for
the following purposes:
P^irstTo the newspapers of the state
for the publication and distribution of the
laws of the extra session of 1902, the sum
of twenty thousand dollars ($20,000).
SecondFor the official publication of
the proposed amendments to the consti
tution of Minnesota, prior to the general
election of 1902, the sum of fourteen thou
sand one hundred and twelve dollars
($14,112).
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage
and publication.
Approved March 30, 1903.
CHAPTER 103S. F. NO. 128.
AN ACT to amend section six hundred
and sixty-five (665) of the General
Statutes of one thousand eight hundred
and ninety-four (1894), as amended by
chapter one hundred and nine (109) of
the General Laws of one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-seven (1897, as
amended by chapter one hundred and
seventy-seven (177) of the General Laws
of one thousand eight hundred and nine
ty-nine (1899). as amended by chapter
lorty (40) of the General Laws of one
thousand nine hundred and two (1902),
relating to the pay of county commis
sioners.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section t. hundred and
sixty-five of the General Statutes of one
thousand eight hundred and. ninety-four
(1S94), as amended by chapter one hun
dred and nine (109) of the General Laws
of one thousand eight hundred and nine
ty-seven (1897), as amended by chapter
one hundred and seventy-seven (177 of
the General Laws of one thousand eight
hundred and ninety-nine (1899), as amend
ed by chapter forty (40) of the General
Laws of one thousand nine hundred and
two (1902), be and the same is horeby
amended so that the same shall read as
follows:
Section 665. The county commissioners
shall each receive three (3) dollars per
day for each day they are necessarily em
ployed in transacting the county business,
and 10 cents per mile for every mile nec
essarily traveled in going to and return
ing from the meetings of the board, or in
the discharge of any official duty under
the direction of the board, computed by
the usual traveled route, but no commis
sioner shall receive pay for more than
twenty-five (25) days' attendance at
meetings of said board, or mileage for at
tendance upon more than six (6) sessions
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whenever extra meetings of the board of near as may be, according to the acreage
county commissioners are rendered neces- therein of grain reouirihg the use of bind-
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tion or repair of county buildings, the Sec. 3. Any violation of the provisions
commissioners may receive mileage and of this act on the part of any person or
pay for the attendance at so many meet- persons selling binding twine manUfac-
ings and so many days as are necessary tured at the Minnesota state prison at
for said session in excess of the limits Stillwater shall, upon conviction thereof,
hereinbefore prescribed. The provisions be punished by a. fine of not less than
of this act shall not affect the pay and twenty-five dollars ($25) nor more than
traveling fees of the commissioners of three hundred dollars ($300), and costs of
any county where the pay and fees are prosecution, or in lieu of such fine and
now provided for by a special law regu- costs, he lmprisc-ned,in the county jail for
(toting .$ha same,..AaO^firp^ae^ fuQhjfJ^term otnot less.Uian- .thirty.(80 days.
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that the .provisions of this act, so far as
the Same limits the number of days in
each year that such commissioners shall
draw pay, or fixes the number of sessions
for attendance upon which such commis
sioners shall be entitled to mileage, shall
not apply' to the commissioners of Otter
Tail county. Provided further, that the
number of days for which said commis
sioners shall draw pay shall not exceed
sixty (60) days in one (1) year. And pro
vided further, that the provisions of this
act, 80*"far as the same limit the number
of days in each year that such commis
sioners shall draw pay or fix the number
of sessions for attendance upon which
such commissioners shall be entitled to
mileage, shall not apply to the commis
sioners of Wright county. And provided
further, that the number of days for
which said commissioners shall draw pay
shall not exceed thirty-five (35) days in
any one year. And provided further,
that the provisions of this act, so far as
the same limit the number of days that
such commissioners shall draw pay, or
fixes the number of sessions for attending
upon which such commissioners shall be
entitled to mileage, shall not apply to
counties where the population exceeds
twenty-eight thousand inhabitants, which
shall be ascertained by the last preceding
census. Provided further, that the num
ber of days for which any commissioners
shall draw pay in any county in this state
where the population exceeds twenty
eight thousand inhabitants which shall
be ascertained by the last preceding
census, shall notexceed forty (40) days in
any one (1) year. Provided further, that
the provisions of this act shall not affect
the pay and traveling fee of the commis
sioners of any county where pay and fees
are now provided for by a special law
regulating the same. Provided further,
that in any county in which the duty of
building and keeping in repair the public
bridges of such county is imposed by a
special law upon the county commission
ers of such county, Buch commissioners
may severally draw pay for all services
actually performed as such commission
era for not exceeding fifty (50) days in
any one (1) year provided further, that
if any commissioner's district containns a
city of more than five thousand (5,000)
inhabitants the compensation of the com
missioner for such district shall be such
sum as may be fixed at the first meet
ing of the board of county commissioners
in each year, and shall not exceed the
sum of two hundred and fifty ($250) dol
lars per year. Provided further, that in
all counties in this state wherein the ac
tual assessed valuation of all real and
personal property is more than ten mil
lion (10,000,000) dollars and does not ex
ceed twenty million (20,000,000) dollars,
each of the county commissioners of such
county except the chairman of the board
of commissioners shall be entitled to re
ceive pay for not exceeding sixty (60)
days service as such commissioner
in each year, and that the chairman of the
said board of county commissioners shall
be entitled to receive pay for not exceed
ing seventy (70) days in each year.
Provided, that the provision hereof
granting pay for not exceeding sixty (60)
days to each county commissioner, ex
cept the chairman, and for not exceeding
seventy (70) days for said chairman, shall
only apply to counties in this state hav
ing said assessed valuation as aforesaid,
wherein the boards of county commission
ers, either by general or special law, are
required to look after and superintend the
expenditure of any county moneys voted
by them upon the basis of the assessed
valuation of the real estate in said coun
ty to aid in the repair or construction of
roads and bridges in their respective
counties, and provided further, that in
any county where county commissioners
have done any work or rendered any serv
ice in relation to public ditches, under the
laws of this state, the time so spent shall
not be Included in the number of days for
which they are allowed to draw pay.
Provided further, that this act shall not
apply to the compensation of any county
commissioners designated under the spe
cial laws to act for any board of county
commissioners in relation to the care of
the poor, at a compensation fixed by law.
And provided further, that in any county
of this state whenever said county has a
population of more than one hundred fifty
thousand (150,000) but less than two hun
dred thousand (200,000) Inhabitants, the
county commissioners thereof shall re
ceive as compensation for such services
six hundred*(600) dollars per annum each,
and no more, payable in monthly instal
ments out of the county treasury of such
county, upon warrants of the county au
ditor thereof, and which amount shall be
In full for all services of any nature and
in any capacity of such county commis
sioners. And provided further, that in all
counties of this state having a population
of two hundred thousand (200,000) inhab
itants or more, the county commissioners
of such county shall receive twelve hun
dred (1,200) dollars per annum each, pay
able in monthly instalments out of the
county treasuries of such counties upon
warrants of the county auditors thereof,
which amount shall be In full for all serv
ices of such commissioners, including
service upon committees and as members
of the board of equalization, and of any
other work or duty devolved upon them,
or either of them by reason of their hold
ing such office of county commissioners,
as well as all traveling expenses incurred
within said counties while performing
such services as county commissioners.
And provided further, that this act shall
not be construed as affecting or repealing
any of the provisions of chapter forty
five (45) of the General Laws of one
thousand nine hundred and one (1901).
Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts In
consistent with the provisions hereof are
hereby repealed, except as herein other
wise provided.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 30. 1903.
CHAPTER 104-S. F. NO. 182.
AN ACT to amend chapter one hundred
and eighty-three (183) of the General
Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety
nine (1899), being an act to regulate the
sale of binding twine manufactured at
the State prison at Stillwater.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That chapter one hundred
and eighty-three (183) of the General
Laws of eighteen hundred and ninety
nine (1899) be and the same hereby is
amended to read as follows:
"The price of binding twine manufac
tured at the state prison at Stillwater
shall be fixed by the warden and
board of control of state institu
tions each year as soon as prac
ticable, and not later than March
first, and shall be Bold only to farmers
or actual
consumersown
thereof, in
necessary f
their use up tquantities and in
cluding the first day of May of each and
every year, and shall be sold only for
cash, or on such security as the warden
of the state prison may approve.
Sec. 2. All the twine on hand on the
first day of May of any year for which
no order has been given by farmers or
actual consumers (except five hundred
thousand pounds (500,000) to be kept to
fill subsequent direct orders), may, after
said date, be disposed of by the warden
and board of control of state institutions,
in bulk to any citizen of the state apply
ing therefor, at the price fixed by the
board of managers, out only on the con
ditions hereinnafter named.
Such warden and board of control of
state institutions shall require from any
such person applying to obtain sucn
twine on (in) a written agreement that
he will resell such twine to actual con
sumers who desire the same for their own
actual use, and that he will not resell
such twine in bulk to any other dealer,
or attempt to evade tne provisions of this
act. Sucn person shall further agree that
he will so resell such twine to actual con
sumers at a price not greater than one
cent per pound above the price paid
therefor, with the cost per pound of
transportation from the state's prison to
the place of resale added. And, for the
purpose of enforcing such contract, the
state shall have a contingent interest in
the twine so disposed of in bulk until the
same is resold as herein provided, and
the title to such twine so purchased from
the state shall become complete and the
purchaser be relieved from further
accountability under this act only
when he nas fully complied witn
his said contract as to the
re this section, shall specify the face anc*t name the purchaser on all sales
of such warrant the number of days of thereof made by him, which record shall
service and the amount of mileage for v,e ooen at all times to any state's prison
which such warrant is issued any any official or to the county attorney of the
county auditor who shall issue his war- county of his residence. In the sale, dis-
rant for the payment of any amount in tribution and disposition of the twine the
excess of the pay and traveling fees pre- board of control of state institutions and
scribed in this section shall forfeit to the warden of the state prison shall apportion
county the amount of such excess, to be and divide The same throughout the sev-
deducted from his salary provided, that eral
on nana ILU saie, ttnu iu &eep a. cor-
recordf of the date, amount, price
agricultural counties of the state, as
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nor more than three months, or until
such fine and costs are paid, not exceed
ing three months.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 30, 1903.
CHAPTER 105H. F. NO. 71.
AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred
and fifty-three (353) of the General
Laws of Minnesota of the year nineteen
hundred and one, entitled "An act au
thorizing appropriations by board of
county commissioners to reimburse cer
tain persons for money illegally col
lected from them as probate fees under
and by virtue of chapter 103 of the Gen
eral Laws of 1885."
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That chapter three hundred
and fifty-three of the General Laws of
Minnesota of nineteen hundred and one,
be amended so as to read as follows:
Section 2. That whereas, the supreme
court of this state, in the case of the
State of Minnesota ex rel., Edward E.
Davidson vs. E. S. Gorman, Judge of Pro
bate, decided that the law of 1885, chapter
103, of the General Laws of Minnesota,
requiring payment of an arbitrary fee as
a condition precedent to probating an
estate, was and is unconstitutional and
void and, whereas, pursuant to said
chapter 103 certain executors, administra
tors, trustees and estates were compelled
to pay into the county treasury of cer
tain counties various sums of money for
probating estates and, whereas, it ap
pears by reason of said decision of the
supreme court that said chapter 103 was
and is invalid, and that said sums of
money were unlawfully collected and
that the said counties have no right to
retain the various sums so paid in ndw,
therefore, be It enacted by the legislature
of the State of Minnesota:
Sec. 3. That upon proof being duly
made of the amount paid into the county
treasury of any county in this state, hav
ing a population of one hundred and fifty
thousand or more, by any administrator,
executor, trustee, heir or heirs, legatee,
or their successors or estates, as an arbi
trary fee as a condition precedent to pro
bating an estate under said chapter 103.
that the board of county commissioners
of such county shall appropriate from the
general fund of the county a sum suffi
cient to reimburse such administrator,
executor, trustee, heir or heirs, legatee
or estate for such payment or payments
made under said chapter 103. In all other
counties of this state the bo ard of coun
ty commissioners are hereby authorized
and empowered to make such appropria
tions. Provided, that no such appropria
tion In any one case shall exceed in
amount the sum so paid into the treasury
by such administrator, executor, trustee,
heir or heirs, legatee or estate. And the
county treasurer shall pay the sum or
sums so appropriated by the board of
county commissioners, pursuant to this
act, and in case such administrators,
executors, trustees, or legal representa
tives have completed their said trusts and
been legally discharged, that such money
shall be paid to the legal heirs or legatees
of said estate or estates. Provided, that
the county commissioners in refunding
any money pursuant to the provisions of
this act, if they elect so to do, may make
it payable in three consecutive annual in
stallments.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31. 1903.
CHAPTER 106H. F. NO. 159.
AN ACT regulating commitment of per
sons to the hospital for the insane.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. No harmless person, who
cannot be benefited by hospital treatment,
shall be committed to any hospital for
the insane merely because he Is suffering
from idiocy, epilepsy, imbecility or infirm
ity of old age.
Every jury appointed to examine an al
leged insane person, in addition to the
facts by law required to be ascertained,
shall ascertain and determine whether or
not such patient can be benefited by hos
pital treatment.
Sec. 2. The superintendent of any hos
pital for the insane, with the approval of
the board of control, may at their discre
tion discharge or parole any inmate of
such institution who is capable of caring
for himself or can be cared for by rela
tives and who is not dangerous to him
self or the community. Whenever such
discharge is made, notice thereof shall
be given to the probate court that com
mitted such person to such Institution.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1903.
CHAPTER 107H. F. NO. 270.
AN ACT relative to plats-of towns and
cities in this state, and of additions to
and subdivisions thereof, and the cor
rection and legalization of the same.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That in all cases where the
plats or what purport to be niato
any towns or cities in this state, or of
additions to or subdivisions thereof, or
copies thereof, made before the govern
ment survey of such land, fail to identify
and show correctly upon their face the
tract of land covered or intended to be
covered thereby, the surveyors, or one
of them, who laid out or surveyed the
same, and, in case said surveyor or sur
veyors shall have died, one or more of the
original proprietors, may make and file
In the office of the register of deeds of
the county in which said lands are situ
ated a certificate duly executed and ac
knowledged by him or them, as deeds are
to be executed or acKnowiedged, wherein
shall be set forth a full description of
the lands actually covered and intended
to be covered by said plat. If such cer
tificate be made by a proprietor or pro
prietors of such town, city, addition or
subdivision, the same shall also be sworn
to by him or them as being correct in all
respects. And such certificate, so exe
cuted, acknowledged and verified, shall be
recorded at length by said register of
deeds in a book by him provided for that
purpose, entitled, 'Book of Plat Certifi
cates and said register of deeds shall
thereupon note upon such plat and the
copy thereof, filed in his office as afore
said, and referred to in such certificate
and affidavit, the fact of filing such cer
tificate, and the book and page where re
corded and he shall receive from the per
son offering said certificate for record the
fees provided by law for similar services.
And such certificate or the record thereof
shall, together with such plat, be prima
facie evidence in all cases as to lands
covered by said plat.
Sec. 2. And in case said surveyor or
surveyors, and the original proprietors,
shall have died, then the village or city
council of the city or village of which the
land covered by said plat forms a part,
may, upon the petition of one or more of
the owners of any lot or lots within the
land covered by said plat, instruct and
request the county surveyor, or in case
such city or village has its own civil en
gineer, then such engineer, to ascertain
the full and proper description of the
lands actually covered and intended to
be covered by said plat, and report his
findings to said council. If said council
finds such report satisfactory, the same
shall be duly approved by the president
or vice president, and thereupon such re
port, together with the petition of the
land owners and the order of the council
to the surveyor, shall be recorded at
length in the office of the register of
deeds as hereinbefore provided, with ref
erence to surveyor's or proprietor's cer
tificate, and the record of such petition,
order and report shall, together with such
plat, be prima facie evidence in all cases
as to lands covered by said plat.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1903.
CHAPTER 108H. F. NO. 163.
AN ACT to amend section 2562, Statutes
of Minnesota, 1894, as amended, relat
ing to savings banks and their invest
ments.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section two thousand
five hundred* sixty-two (2562), Statutes of
Minnesota, 1894, as amended, relating to
savings banks and their investments, be
and the same is hereby amended so as to
read as follows:
Section 2562. It shall be lawful for the
trustees of any savings bank to invest
the moneys deposited therein only as fol
lows, to wit:
1. In the bonds or other interest-bear
ing obligations of the United States, or in
securities for whose payment of principal
and interest the faith of the United States
is pledged.
2. In the bonds of any state In the
United States which has not defaulted in
the payment of any bonded debt within
ten years prior to the time of its making
such investment.
3. In the bonds of any city, county,
town, village, school district, drainage
district or other district created pursuant
to law for public purposes or improve
ments in the states of Minnesota, Wis
consin, Iowa, North Dakota and South
Dakota, or in any warrant, order or in
terest-bearing obligation issued by the
state, city (or any city board), township
or comity within this state or in the
bends of any city, county, town, village,
school district, drainage district, or other
district created pursuant to law for pub
lic purposes or improvements fh the
United States which had at least thirty
five hundred (3500) Inhabitants, as de
termined by the state or United States
census taken next preceding the issue of
such bonds provided, the bonded indebt
edness or any such city, county, town,
jvlllae, choo^dia^icUdrainag district
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or other district shall not exceed ten per
centum upon its assessed valuation.
4. In notes secured by mortgages on
unincumbered real estate situated in the
States of Minnesota, Wisconsin, Iowa,
North Dakota and South Dakota, worth,
when improved, at least twice, and when
unimproved, at least thrice the amount
loaned thereon but not-to exceed seventy
per centum of the whole amount of the
moneys of the bank shall be so loaned
and no such Investment shall be made ex
cept upon the report of a committee
charged with the duty of examining the
same, who shall report to such bank the
value, according to their judgment, of
the premises to be taken as security,
which report shall be preserved among
its records.
5. In notes secured by at least two
sureties, or by such bonds or mortgages
as by the terms of this section savings
banks are authorized to invest their mon
eys in, but no such bond or mortgage
shall be taken as collateral security for
more than its par value, nor shall the
aggregate amount of any such securities
be less than the full amount loaned there
on. No indorsed loan, or loan secured by
collateral, shall be made for a longer
time than one year, nor in a greater
amount to any one person than one-half
of one per centum of the total deposits
of the savings bank making the loan.
Nor shall any savings bank loan under
this paragraph in the aggregate to exceed
one-fourth of its deposits.
6. In the bonds of any railroad com
pany, or the successor of any railroad
company, which has received a land
grant from the government of the United
States, and which are secured by first
lien upon its railroad.
7. In the bonds of any other railroad
company which are secured by first lien
upon a railroad within the United States,
or in the mortgage bonds of any such
railroad company of an issue to retire all
prior mortgage indebtedness of such rail
road company or in the bonds of any
railroad company within the United
States which are guaranteed or assumed
by another railroad company within the
United States provided, that the railroad
company (except a railroad company
whose bonds are guaranteed or assumed
as aforesaid), either issuing, guarantee
ing or assuming any of said bonds
has not within five years prior to the
time of making such investment by said
bank failed in the payment of a dividend
upon its entire capital stock outstanding
of not less than four (4) per cent per an
num each fiscal year during said five
year period, and has not within five years
prior to the time of making such invest
ment by said bank defaulted in the pay
ment of any part of the principal or in
terest of any debt incurred by it and se
cured by mortgage or trust deed upon its
railroad, or any part thereof, or in the
payment of any part of the principal or
interest of any bonds guaranteed or as
sumed by it and provided further, that
no savings bank shall ever loan upon, or
invest in, railroad bonds to exceed in the
aggregate twenty (20) per cent of its de
posits nor shall such savings bank ever
loan upon or invest in the bonds issued,
guaranteed or assumed by any one rail
road company to exceed in the aggregate
five (5) per cent of its deposits.
Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts in
consistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1903.
CHAPTER 109H. F. NO. 1.
AN ACT to amend section 2 of chapter
256 of the General Laws of 1901. re
lating to the abolishment of road over
seers of highways in such counties.
Be It enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section one (1) of chap
ter two hundred fifty-six (256) of the
General Laws of 1901. be amended to
read as follows:
Section 1. That in all counties in this
state now having or which shall here
after have, a population of 150,000 or
more, there shall hereafter be no high
way labor assessed and all road taxes
hereafter assessed by the township super
visors shall be paid in cash and shall be
expended under the supervision and di
rection of the township supervisors.
Sec. 2. In all such counties the office
of overseer of highways, provided in sec
tion 928 of the General Statutes of 1894,
is hereby abolished and in lieu thereof,
each of the boards of supervisors shall
appoint not exceeding three (3) overseers
of highways for its township, except in
counties having a population of 200,000
or over. Each of said boards of super
visors shall appoint not to exceed four
(4) overseers of highways, who shall un
der the direction of the board of super
visors, have supervision and direction of
the construction, maintenance and repair
of all highways and bridges under the
control of the. township,supervisors.
Sec. 3. The overseer or overseers' so
appointed shall receive as full compensa
tion for his service not to exceed the sum
of $2.50 per day for the time actually em
ployed In the performance of his duties.
Sec. 4. All acts or parts of acts incon
sistent herewith are hereby repealed.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from
and after its passage.
Approved March 31. 1903.
CHAPTER 110-H. F. No. 596.
AN ACT to amend sections 3237 and 3238
of title 6 of chapter 34 of the General
Statutes of Minnesota for the year 1894,
and section 3243 of title 6 of chapter 34
of the General Statutes of Minnesota
for the year 1894, as amended by chap
ter 172 of the General Laws of 1901, re
lating to Township Mutual Insurance
companies and regulating insurance by
such companies.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section 3237 of title 6,
chapter 34 of the General Statutes of
Minnesota of 1894, be and the same is
hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 3237. The president and secre
tary of such company may pass on and
accept all applications for Insurance and
sign and issue the policies, agreeing in
the name of the company to pay all losses
or damages which may be sustained by
fire or lightning, for a term not exceed
ing five (5) years, by the holders of such
policies, and not exceeding the sum
named in such policy, and all applica
tions for Insurance given to or made to
any agent or officer of such company au
thorized to solicit membership in said
company, or to solicit business for the
same, shall, until refused and reached by
the proper officers of any such company,
be deemed to be of the same force
and effect as a regularly Issued policy
and contract of insurance, and from the
time of the receipt of any application for
insurance by any such officer er agent of
any company, the goods and property of
the person making the application shall
be deemed to be insured against loss and
damage by fire or lightning, in the same
manner and to the same extent as if
covered by a regular policy issued In con
formity to the rules and regulations of
any such company to the laws of the
state provided, however, that there shall
be no liability on any such application
against any company that has not at an
annual or special meeting, by proper res
olution, adopted the plan of making all
such applications of equal force and ef
fect with regularly issued policies.
Sec. 2. That section 3238 of the General
Statutes of Minnesota for 1894 be, and
the same is hereby amended to read as
follows:
Section 3238. Every person making ap
plication for insurance in any such com
pany shall embody in such application his
undertaking binding himself, his heirs and
assigns, to pay his pro rata share to
the company of all losses or damages
by fire or lightning, which may be sus
tained by any member thereof and every
such application shall, within reasonable
time after the execution thereof, be filed
In the office of the secretary of said com
pany, and shall remain on file in such
office except when required to be produced
in coUrt as evidence. He shall, also, at
the time of effecting such insurance, pay
such percentage in cash, and such rea
sonable sum for a policy, as may be re
quired by the rules or by-laws of the
company.
Sec. 3. That section 3243 of the General
Statutes of Minnesota for 1894 as amend
ed by chapter 172 of the General Laws of
Minnesota for 1901 be, and the same is
hereby amended to read as follows:
Section 3243. No company formed un
der this act shall insure any property
out of the limits of the town or towns in
which such company is located, except
as provided in section 3231 of the General
Statutes of Minnesota of 1894, or except
as hereinafter provided nor shall they
insure any property other than dwell
ings and their contents and farm build
ings and their contents, and live stock,
and hay, and grain in the bin or stack,
churches or schoolhouses, society and
town halls, country blacksmith shops and
their contents, parsonages and their con
tents and the barns and contents used
in connection therewith, and buttermak
ers' dwelling houses and contents and
barns and contents used in connection
therewith.
Sec 4. Such town Insurance companies
may Insure-joint or partial risks in con
junction with adjoining companies of the
same class, and in insuring partial risks
such companies are not confined to the
town or towns in which they are other
wine authorized to do business but no
such Insurance of a Joint or partial risk
shall be valid or binding upon the com
pany insuring the same until it shall have
been approved by any and all such com
panies holding prior risks on the property
so insured, and the total amount of such
Joint insurance on any one piece of prop
ertj^shalLin n^caM SMfied, JbaJBial
percentage of its value for which such
property is insurable by such company.
Sec. 5. Any town insurance company
may by authority of its board of direc
tors, collect by advance assessment and
maintain in the hands of its treasurer
an emergency fund not exceeding
amount tw6 (2) mills on a dollar on the
total amount of insurance in force, to be
used in payment of losses and for such
other purposes as money heretofore col
lected by assessments may be used for.
Sec. 6. All acts and parts of acts in
consistent with any of the provisions of
this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 7. This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage.
Approved March 31, 1903.
CHAPTER 111-H. F. NO. 364.
AN ACT to legalize the incorporation of
certain villages, attempted under chap
ter one hundred forty-five (14o) of the
General Laws of one thousand eight
hundred eighty-five (1885) and the sev
eral acts amendatory thereof, and also
to legalize the acts of said villages:
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
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Section 1. That in all cases where there
may have been an incorporation
fore attempted under the
pr
onf+
chapter one hundred forty-five (145) of the
General Laws of one thousand eight hun
dred eighty-five (1885) and the several acts
amendatory thereof, and the original pe
tition, copy or notice of election, and cer
tificate of the inspectors of election have
been heretofore filed in the office of the
register of deeds of the proper county,
and said village has proceeded to trans
act and carry on business as an incorpora
tion, and under the corporate name as
sumed by it, such attempted incorpora
tion of such village, under the name
assumed, shall be. and hereby is, legal
ized in each and every such case and de
clared a valid and effective incorporation,
under the name assumed and this snail
be true notwithstanding the omission of
any matter and thing by law required
(asl a nrereauisite to the incorporation of
such%lage?a^ notwithstanding any de
fect in the'said Petition notice of elec
tion or certificate of inspectors -Siutim
tion: further, that any by-law, resolution
or ordinance heretofore adopted by any
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shall effect and
be taforce froin and after Its passage.
Approved March 31, 190 $.
CHAPTER 112-S. F. NO. 265.
AN ACT to provider the representation
of Minnesota and an exhibition of its
resources, products, Progress and devel
opment at the Louisiana Purchase ex
position at St. Louis, Missouri during
the year nineteen hundred tour (1^).
and to make an appropriation therefor^
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That a board cons sting of
three (3) persons, citizens of Minnesota,
shall be appointed by the governor,
known as the board of ^i
Sec. 5. The board Is authorized and
directed to appoint a suitable person as
its superintendent to actively manage and
carry out its orders, and the object and
purposes of this act, as well as to em
ploy such other help as may be necessary
therefor, but shall incur no liability on
behalf of the state for such employment
or appointment in excess of the appro
priation specifically limited for such pur
poses in this act. Said board shall,
within the limits of such appropriation,
be careful to so make its contract as
to insure the retention of and have proper
assistance for the care of all exhibits in
its charge until the close of such exposi
tion and thereafter, until all exhibits
made by or in the name of the state by
its authority shall have been properly
cared for, disposed of or returned to the
state or owner as may have been agreed
upon by said boards
Sec. 6. The superintendent so appointed
by said board shall, before entering upon
his duties as such, execute a surety bond
to the State of Minnesota, In the sum of
ten thousand (10,000) dollars, or more, if
said board deem best, conditioned for the
faithful performance ef his duties as
such superintendent in carrying out the
purposes of this act, and the orders of
said board in relation thereto and the
safekeeping, proper disbursement of and
accounting for any fund of the State of
Minnesota placed in his hands, or any
money placed in his hands by authority
of said board. Said bond shall be ap
proved by the governor and attorney
general of the state and be deposited with
the auditor of the state before said su
perintendent enters upon his duties.
Sec. 7. Said board shall make a report
of its doings and expenditures from time
to time to the governor, and at any time,
upon the written request of the governor
and after the close of the exposition, shall
make a full detailed report of all its do
ings and expenditures for transmission by
the governor to the legislature.
Sec. 8. There is hereby appropriated
out of any moneys in the state
treasury, not otherwise appropriated,
the sum of one hundred thousand
(100,000) dollars, or so much thereof
as may be necessary to carry out
the provisions of this act, fifty thousand
(50,000) dollars thereof to become avail
able during the fiscal year ending July
31, 1903, and the balance, to-wit: fifty
thousand (50,000) dollars, to become avail
able during the fiscal year ending July
31, 1904 provided, that not to exceed in
the aggregate fifteen thousand (15,000)
dollars of said appropriation shall be used
or paid out or contracted to be paid out
for salary or wages of the employes of
said board at said exposition, of its
said superintendent, and said board shall
under no circumstances incur any liabil
ity against the State of Minnesota in ex
cess of the amount herein appropriated
provided, further, that said board. and
no member thereof shall directly or in
directly solicit or cause to be solicited
any subscriptions of money for the pur
pose of increasing the funds made avail
able by the appropriation herein made,
upon any promise or suggestion that the
same may be repaid by the State df Min
nesota at some future time.
Sec. 9. All disbursements of money
herein appropriated shall be made by the
treasurer of this state, upon the warrant
of the auditor of the state upon vouchers
itemized as to objects, date and amount,
and approved by the president and secre
tary of Baid board, and the governor
provided, that a sum not to exceed five
thousand (5,000) dollars at any one time
may. with the approval of the governor,
be drawn by said board upon account of
said appropriation, and placed in the
hands of and to be disbursed by the su
perintendent of said board for the pur
pose of an emergency fund to be used by
said superintendent in payment of such
outlays as may not allow the delay Inci
dent to payment through the state audi
tor and state treasurer, as first herein
specified, but no second or further sum
shall tte drawn out by such board for
such emergency fund until itemized de
tailed statements approved by the presi
dent and secretary of said board and the
governor shall have been filed with said
slate auditor, showing that all amounts
previously drawn out have been exhaust
ed by proper expenditure, for the pur
pose of this act.
Sec. 10. Chapter 87 of the General
Laws of nineteen hundred and two (1902)
and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent
with this act are hereby repealed.
Sec. 11. This act shall take effect and
be In force m an*,*^ fias*we
CHAPTER 113S. F. NO. 376.
AN ACT to provide a bounty for killing
wolves, and to appropriate money there
tor.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. Any person who shall kill
this state a full grown wolf shall be en
titled to a reward of seven dollars and
fifty cents ($7.50), and any person who
shall kill in this state a cub wolf shall
be entitled to a reward of one dollar
($1), and the amount of all such rewards
shall be paid by the state in full out of
any moneys belonging to the revenue
fund not otherwise appropriated, as here
inafter provided and a sufficient amount
of money is hereby appropriated out of
any moneys in the state treasury not
otherwise appropriated, to reimburse
counties for all payments made under
the provisions of this act.
In any county wherein the interest and
welfare requires, the county commission
ers shall have authority to increase sucn
rewards and appropriate money therefor
out of the revenue fund of such county.
Sec 2. The person or persons claiming
such' rewards shall, within thirty days
after the killing of such animal or ani
mals, exhibit the carcass of the animal or
animals so killed, with the head and ears
entire, to the town clerk in the presence
of two witnesses of the town wherein
such animal or animals were killed, and
make oath that the animal or animals so
exhibited, are the wolf or wolves killed
by such claimant. He shall also state
under oath the time and Place where
such animal or animals were killed oy
him and that the claimant did not spare
the life of any wolf within his power to
kill. Thereupon the town clerk shall
issue a certificate that such animal or
animals were exhibited to him and that
the hide or hides of the same was re
moved in the presence of himself ana
the witnesses required, after which tne
carcass of the said wolf or wolves that
have been so exhibited shall be burled or
destroyed by the party claiming tne
bounty so as not to become a nuisance
to any one. It shall be the further duty
of such town clerk to file the original
certificate in his office and to issue a
copy thereof to the person so claiming
such reward, for which service the saw
clerk shall receive as compensation tor
each original certificate issued the sum
of twenty-five (25) cents and ten cents tor
filing the same, the said fee to be gam
by the person claiming the reward. Pro
vided that in unorganized towns the
claimant for reward may apply to tne
nearest town clerk of tha same county,
and provided further, that the person so
claiming such reward shall produce.said
certificate together with the hide or hides
of the wolf or wolves killed, with the head
and ears intact, to the county auditor.
In lieu of taking the hide to the county
auditor the claimant may forward such
hide or hides with the head and ears in
tact to the county auditor together with
the said certificate, the claimant to
transportation charges, and if
charges.
i
an a. rtPo"be
chase managers for Minnesota, for toe
purposes in this act described. Anymem
ber of said board may be removed, at any
time and any vacancy in said board oc
curring at any time may be filled by the
governor.
Sec. 2. Said board shall meet at such
time and place as shall be fixed by the
governor, and organize by the election o
a president, vice president and secretary.
Said board shall have power to make
.such rules, regulations and by-laws for
its own government as it may deem
necessarv and expedient, and as will not
conflict with the rules and regulations of
said Louisiana Purchase exposition.
Sec. 3. The members of said board
shall receive no compensation for their
services and their reimbursement for per
sonal expenses shall be limited to an
amount not exceeding one thousand
($1,000) dollars for each of them.
Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of said
board to take Immediate steps for the
representation of the State of Minnesota
at the said Louisiana exposition, to be
held at St. Louis, Missouri, during the
year nineteen hundred four (1904), in the
best manner possible within the limits
of the appropriation herein made, and to
that end to prepare for and make proper
and desirable collections of objects rep
resentative of the natural and Industrial
resources and products of the state and
of the historical, educational and general
progress and development of the state,
whether owned by the state or placed in
charge and sent under its authority for
state exhibit by the citizens thereof to
insure the state from loss or damage to
such exhibits, If deemed best to return
to the state or to the owners, or other
wise properly dispose of said exhibits as
may be agreed by it to prepare and print
and circulate at such exposition such
literature and facts as shall, in the judg
ment of said board, be practicable and
best make known resources, productive
ness and development of the state and
said board shall, so far as practicable,
have said printing done in the state by
the state printing commission.
count
instance hole not less than three
eiehths of an inch in diameter tnrougn
eachTar of the wolf or wolves on wWch
bounty is claimed, and issue max
claimant his warrant upon the county
treasurer for the entire sum to whicn
such claimant is entitled, and thep treas
urer shall pay the same upon presenta
Sec 4 It shall be the duty of the town
clerk in each instance to determine
whether the animal presented is in fact
wolf and whether the same is a full
Iromi wolf or cub, within the meaning
of this act. and he shall In each case
certify thf fact in then certificate herem
nrovided to be made and filed py nim,
a^d the county auditor -hall in like, man^
ner determine whether the hide presented
to him is in fact that of a woir ana
whether the same is from a full grown
wolf or cub, within the meaning of this
act before Issuing his warrant tor the
paymen of any
providedtransr
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pay de
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the hide or hides returned to him ne
shall also pay return transportation
auditor shall in each
fo
Th countbounty auditor shall
mit a copy of such oath and warrant
the state auditor who shall audit sucn
r-laims and the amount thereof snau De
of the county paying the same, ana tor
ward thUeAny samperson to ther countysauditoshalf
person who
fraudulently cfaim or obtain any such
ward or issue any certificate or warrant
therefor or who shall claim reward on
any wolf which has in any way been pro
tected by him. or on off-spring of tame
wolves either pure or crossed upon dogs,
Thin be held guilty of a misdemeanor,
=nd *h!n uoon conviction thereof be
fined Sot less "han twenty-five (26) dol
lar nor more than one hundred (100)
donars and Ine default of
uch
fine may imprisonef ipayment the, mn
tv 1ail not less than thirty W) aays or
more than ninety (90) days, for each of-
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be In force from and after Its passage.
Approved April 3. 1903.
CHAPTER 114S. F. NO. 306.
AN ACT to require county attorneys in
certain counties to attend the prosecu
tion of misdemeanors and providing ad
ditional salary for such county attor-
Bett enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. In all counties of this state
containing a population of twenty-eight
thousand inhabitants and over, where
the salary of the county attorney is arbi
trarily fixed at seven hundred (?700.00
dollars or less by special law, such coun
ty attorneys shall, In addition to the du
ties now prescribed by law, be required
to attend the trial of misdemeanors be
fore justices of the peace of their re
spective counties, when requested by the
-iustlce' before whom such action is pend
ing so to do, and furnished with copy of
complaint, and shall receive and be paid
for his services as such county attorney
the sum of five hundred ($500.00) dollars
per annum In addition to such sum fixed
by such special law, payable in monthly
Instalments as now provided bylaw.
Sec 2 This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 115S. F. NO. 369.
AN ACT to amend chapter seventy-five
(75) of the General Laws of one thou
sand nine hundred and one (1901), en
titled "An act to provide for the con
struction or purchase of bridges by
cities having a population in excess of
50.000 people."
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section 2 Of chapter
seventy-five (75) of the General Laws of
the State of Minnesota for the year 1901
be amended to read as follows:
Section 2. That such city is hereby au
thorized and empowered by the common
council or a majority thereof to contract
on its behalf for the construction of such
bridge and provide for payment thereof
upon such terms and at such times as
to such common council shall seem prop
er provided, that the contract price on
such bridge shall not exceed ne hundred
thousand ($100,000) dollars, and the de
ferred payments therefor shall not bear
interest at a rate exceeding four (4) per
cent per annum, payable semi-annually.
Sec. 2. That section 3 of chapter sev
enty-five (75), General Laws of 1901 be
amended to read as follows:
Section 3. That such city is hereby au
thorized and empowered by its common
council or a majority thereof to purchase
any bridge that may be constructed
across any navigable canal in such city
whenever the common council of such
city or a majority thereof may deem the
same necessary for the public conveni
ence. Such common council is authorized
to enter into a contract or agreement for
the purchase of such bridge before or
after the construction of same is com
pleted provided, that the contract price
for the purchase of such bridge shall not
exceed the sum of one hundred thousand
($100,000) dollars, nor shall the deferred
payments thereof bear interest at a rate
exceeding four (4) per cent per annum
provided further, that if there is any in
cumbrance upon such bridge said city
shall not have the right to purchase same
if incumbrance exceeeds one hundred
thousand ($100,000) dollars, or bears a
rate of interest exceeding four (4) per
cent per annuni, and the total purchase
nrice, including all encumbrances, shall
not exceed one hundred thousand ($100,-
000) dollars, and such common council
of such city, if they deem it expedient,
shall have authority by ordinance passed
by a majority of the members of such
common council, to issue and sell the
negotiable bonds of such city not ex
ceeding one hundred thousand ($100,000)
dollars that may be necessary to raise
the funds with which to purchase or con
struct any such bridge. Such bonds may
mature in such installments as may be
nrovided by such ordinance, but none ox.
them shall be issued and sold that will
mature by their terms at a period later
than twenty-five (25) years from the date
of issue. Provided further, that such
bonds shall not be Issued before the com
pletion and acceptance of such bridge by
Such city and provided further, that the
sale of such bonds shall not be made un-
5
enacted by the legislature of the
btate of Minnesota:
Section 1. That section seventy-seven
(7 of chapter two (2) of the General
Laws of Minnesota for the year one
thousand nine hundred and two (1902) be
amended so as to read as follows:
Section 77. Repayment of Refundments
and Other MoneysWhenever it shall be
made to appear to the county auditor
that the taxes upon any tract or parcel
of land have been twice paid to the
county treasurer, and in all cases where
any tax purchaser is entitled under the
provisions of this act to refundment or
to any money paid into the county treas
ury for redemption from any tax sale,
the county auditor is hereby authorized
to draw his warrant upon the county
treasurer in favor of the party entitled to
any such moneys for the amount to
which said party is entitled. All moneys
so paid shall be charged to the proper
fund or funds.
Provided, that if the certificate of sale,
or the assignment of the state certificate
of sale shall have been lost or destroyed,
the county auditor shall not give his war
rant upon the treasurer until the party
entitled to the money paid In for redemp
tion shall make and file with the county
auditor an affidavit that he is the owner
of the same, and that the same is lost
or destroyed.
Provided further, that if the amount of
such redemption money due the affiant
shall exceed five (5) dollars said affiant
shall give a bond with one (1) or more
sureties, approved by the auditor, In
double the amount of such redemption
money due him, payable to the treasurer,
conditioned that if such certificate of sale
or assignment of said certificate of sale is
produced to the auditor and a warrant
demanded for such redemption money the
said affiant shall, on demand, refund said
redemption money to the treasurer.
Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and
be in force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 117-S. F. NO. 261.
AN ACT to amend the Third subdivision
of section ten (10) of chapter two hun
dred and fifty-three (253) of the General
Laws of one thousand eight hundred
and eighty-nine (1889), being an act to
provide for the better protection of life
and property by establishing a board
of inspectors to inspect steam vessels
and steam boilers, and provide for tho
licensing of engineers of steam engines,
masters and pilots of steamboats on
the inland waters of the State of Min
nesota.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota:
Section 1. That the Third subdivision
of section ten (10) of chapter two hun
dred and fifty-three (253) of the General
Laws of one thousand eight hundred and
eighty-nine (1889) be amended so as to
read as follows:
Third. No license shall be granted to
any person to act as second-class engi
neer who has not taken and subscribed
an oath that he has had at least one year
of actual experience in operating steam
boilers and steam machinery, or whose
experience and habits of life are not such
as to warrant the belief that he is com
petent to take charge of all classes of
steam boilers and steam machinery not
to exceed one hundred horse power pro
vided, that any person who snail operato
or take charge of any steam boiler or
steam machinery of any kind of a higher
or greater horse power than the maxi
mum horse power of the class for which
he is licensed shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, and upon conviction
thereof shall be punished by imprison
ment of not less than twenty days nor
more than ninety days, or by a fine of
not less than ten nor more than fifty
dollars. Provided further, that every
master, engineer or pilot who shall re
ceive a license shall, when employed
upon any vessel, place his certificate of
license, which shall be framed under
glass, in some conspicuous place in such
vessel or englneroom where it can bo
seen by passengers and others at all
times, and that any master, engineer or
pilot who shall neglect to comply with
this provision shall be deemed guilty of
a misdemeanor, "and upon conviction
thereof shall be punished by Imprison
ment of not less than ten nor more than
ninety days, or by a fine of not less than
ten nor more than one hundred dollars,
and in addition thereto said license may
Sec 2 This act shall take effect and
be in' force from and after its passage.
Approved April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 118-S. F. NO. 476.
AN ACT to amend section one of chapter
thirty-six of the General Laws of the
State of Minnesota for the year 1871,
pertaining to the purchase bythe Unit
ed States of land within the State of
Minnesota for public purposes.
Be it enacted by the legislature of the
State of Minnesota.
Section 1. That section one of chapter
thirty-six of the General Laws of the
State of Minnesota for the year 1871, be
and the same is hereby amended so as to
read as follows: o*_*.
Section 1. That the consent of the State
of Minnesota be, and the same Is hereby
given, to the purchase by the govern
ment of the United States, or under the
authority of the same, of any tract, piece.
or parcel of land, from any individual, in
dividuals, or bodies politic or corporate,
within the boundaries or limits of the
state, tor the purpose of erecting thereon
lighthouses, signal stations, and other
needful public buildings whatever per
taining to the lighthouse board, or public
buildings for use as observatories for tne
weathe? bureau, or for any other publio
purpose, and all deeds, conveyances of
Eke paoers for the same, shall De record
ed as in other cases, upon the land rec
ords" of the county in which the land so
conveyed may lie, and,in like manner
may be recorded a sufficient description
by metes and bounds, courses and dis
tnnrect of anv tract or tracts, legal dlvl
sfon of any public lands belonging to the
United States, which may be set apart
by the general government for any or
either of the purposes before mentioned,
bv an order, patent or other official docu
ment or pipers 80 describmg uch land,
the consent herein and hereby given^be
ing in accordance with the seventeenth
clause of the eighth section of the first
article of the Constitution of the United
Statel, and with the acts of congress in
^T^!flon^te effect and
Jfntorce^from ad after its passage.
Approved April 8.
^YTA-DTW/R. 119S. NO. 103.
A*r ACT to^providefor the creation ot}
AN ACO. J* Vocietv. and prescribing ita
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calling for sealed bids for same at a tegu
lar meeting of the common council of
such City, and such advertisement shall
be made once fft each week for three (3)
consecutive weeks in a daily newspaper
published in such city. Such bonds shall
be signed by the mayor, sealed with the
seal of such city, attested by the clerk
and countersigned- by the comptrdller, and
such, bonds shall be of such denomina
tion as the common ^council may deter
mine, and It shalrbe the- duty of the treas
urer of such city to see that the proceeds
from the sale of such bends are applied
in full payment of such bridge, and tha
cancellation of all encumbrances against
such bridge. The common council shall
have authority to reject any and all bids
for such bonds and readvertise for bids
in same manner as above provided, and
no bid on such bonds shall be accepted
thht does not equal the par of such
bends with interest accrued up to date of
the delivery of such bonds.
Sec. 3. That section 4 of chapter sev
enty-five (75) of the General Laws of
1901 be amended to read as follows:
Sectfon-4. The indebtedness to the amount
provided In this chapter that may be in
curred by such city in the construction
or purchase of any such bridge shall not
be deemed any part of the Indebtedness of
such city for the purpose of ascertaining
whether the limitation of Indebtedness of
such city has been reached.
Sec. 4. That section 5 of said chapter
seventy-five (75) of the General Laws of
1901 be and the same is hereby amended
to read as follows:
Section 5. Before any such city shall pur
chase or construct any such bridge as
herein provided for, the common council
of such city shall by resolution passed by
a majority of all the aldermen, authorize
the making of a contract or agreement
for the construction or purchase of such
bridge as herein provided for in this act,
and such contract or agreement shall ba
signed by the mayor and sealed with the
seal of the city, attested by the clerk,
and countersigned by the comptrdller of
such city, and also be signed by the
party, partnership or corporation agreeing
to construct or sell such bridge to such
city.
Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be
in force from and after its passage.
Approvedo April 3, 1903.
CHAPTER 116-S. F. NO. 236.
amend section seventy-seven
(77) of chapter two (2) of the General
Laws of Minnesota for the year one
thousand nine hundred and two (1902),
relating to repayment of refundment
and other moneys when the certificate
of sale or assignment of such certificate
of sale shall have been lost or de-1
stroyed.
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