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them, lie shall keep and preserve in his office the common Seal of the
city, and all records, public papers, and documents of the city, not
properly belonging to any other office.
Sec. 12. ft shall be the" duty of the city Treasurer to receive and
keep the money of the city, and to pay out the sami on warrants
drawn by the Mayor, or other officer authorized by ordinance to draw
them. ; '
- Sec. 13. The city Constable shall, within the city, in matters of a
criminal nature arising under any law of the State, possess the same
powers, perform the same duties and receive the same compensation
.as the Constable of Buffalo township, he shall execute and return nil
process issued by the Mayor, Recorder, any member of the city coun-
cil, or Justice of the Peace under this act, or any ordinance of the city.
Sec. 14. It shall be the duty of the city Engineer to superintend
the construction of all public works ordered by the city, to make out
plant and estimates thereof, and to contract for the execution of the
same, and to perform all surveying and engineering ordered by the
city. Provided however, such plans and contracts shall be first ap
proved by the city council, or they shall not be valid.
Sec. 15. The Mayor, and all other officers of the corporation, shall
' reside within the limits of the city during their continuance in office,
and if the. Mayor of the corporation, shall cease to reside, within the
limits of the same, his office shall be thereby vacated.
Sec. 16. There shall be a Recorder, who shall be a resident of the
city, and shall possess the same qualifications as the Mayor, under the
provisions of this act, who shall be appointed by the Mayor and ciyt
Council, and shall hold las office one Tear and until his successor is
- duly tweeted and qualified, such. Recorder may be removed from office
in the same manner as the Mayor, he shall have the same jurisdiction
as Justices of the Peace, within the limits of the city in all State cases,
be shall have jurisdiction over all cases ansine under any ordinance
of said city, subject however, to an appeal in all cases to the Circuit
Court or r ike county, and every such appeal snail be taken ana grant
ed in the same manner, as appeals are taken from, and granted by Jus
tices of the Peace to the Circuit Court, under the general law of the
. Mate, -tie shall charge, in all cases, the same fees which are now, or
nay be allowed to Justices of the Peace for the same kind of services,
wmcn snaii oe cnargea ana coiiectea as otner costs, ne suau nave
power to administer oaths and affirmations.
Sec. 17. The city oouncil may by ordinance provide for paying the
Recorder a yearly salary, instead of fees.
See. 18. During the absence, removal, or inability of the Recorder
to act, any Justice of the Peace within the limits of the city, shall have
power to bear, try and determine all cases properly cognizable before
the around front inc thereon be presented for such purpose.
Sec. 9. , 1 he city Council shall have power, by ordinance to direct
the manner in which anv urouertv, real or personal advertised for sale,
or sold fpr taxes general or special, or for the cost of any improvement
done, or ordered to be done, by the authority of the corporation,' may
be redeemed.. -.,. . '. j .,.
Sec. 10. Lands within the limits of the city, which have not been
laid off into lots or blocks, shall not be assessed or taxed otherwise
than by the acre, as agricultural or waste lands, and shall continne to
be so assessed md taxed, till laid off into blocks or lots by the owners
therof, respectively, and the owners of such lands, in laying off the
same into blocks and lots, shall so arrange the streets that they shall
correspond with previously established streets of the city
See. 1. A eeneral election for all the officers of the Corporation.
required to be elected by this act, or any ordinance of the city, shall: neglect to pay any fine or
Sec. 1. The city Council shall cause to be published within one
month after the end of each fiscal year, a full, complete and detailed
statement of all moneys received and expended by the corporation dur
inff Ihe nreceedine fiscal ver. and on what account received, and
expended, classifying each receipt and expenditure under its appro
Sec. 2. All ordinances and resolutions now in force in the town of
Louisiana, and not inconsistent with this act shall remain in force un
til altered, modified, or repealed under tins act.
Sec. 3. All suits, actions, and prosecutions, instituted, commen
,. - ,-.. : " ihe melancholy dispensatioi
accrued to "the inhabitants pt me town oi Mnuamna, or io -Leei, Divile Providence to vi.it them, and b,
teej thereof, shall be vested in and prosecutea ior oy tne corporation, which tlw h ave ,0$l ,n ,ffecljonate .on and
hereby created. ...... ' brother, and a useful citizen.
See. 5. All nronertv real and personal, heretofore belonging to I iMi.lai Thi ts nrominmt nart he ha
(the inhabitants of the town of Louisiana" or the trustees of said town:actedtBDdtDexea) he has manifested for Ihe
in their corporate capacity, shall he, and the same is hereby declared prosperity and welfare of the Order, have en
to be vested in the corporation hereby created.
Sec. 8. This charter shall not invalidate any act done by "the in
habitants of the town of Louisiana" or the trustees or any officer there
MEETING AT ASHLEY.
At a sneoiel meelir.e-of the Ashler Division
No. 99 Sons of Temperance, the following prH
oeedings took place. Cromer . vt. n ji
annouueed the death of Brother A. P. Poaoe,
nd moved the following resolution which was
Resolved, That a committee of three be ap
nninted who shall resort to this body, such ex-
presaions of reipect for our deceased Brother,
and sympathize with his bereaved Parents, as
Ihe occasion demand.
Brother Wm. Kerr, John Crow, ar.d Wm. H
Purse, were appointed the committee.
The committee appointed by the Ashley Di
vision, No. 99 Sons or Temperance, to prepare
suitable resolutions, in regard to the melanoholy
intelligence communicated to us of the death of
a . . . . I . 1 - Y"l
our worthy and respeciea jjroiner, ananw r.
Fuge, bee leave lo oner me wiiowiug preainuic
and resolutions; viz ;
VVntiEAs, It has pleased the almighty iu the
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dispensation oi an au-wise -rviuence, io
take from among its, our worthy and beloved
Brother Andrew F. Poage who departed this
life, in the town of Ashley Pike County Mo.
May 9ll. 1849 aged about Z years, there
Resolved, That the members of thia Divis
ion deeply deplore the loss we have sustained
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as 3 -i.
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deared his memory to each and every member
and that in whatever light bis character may
he viewed, he is presonled lo us as a warm
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of. nor divest them of anv risht which may have accrued to them prior, friend, and a moral industrious citizen.
e.i.t ; Resolved. Tht in token of respect for our
o r- "a ..li ,, . i .;,. .lipr nmend or deceased Brother, the member of this Division
Sec. 7. The General Assembly may, at any time, alter, amend or A jhU afternooti (M 1Q) M 4
rtpesi.mjtH.ncr. . . . .'o'clock, and that an invitation be extended to
Sec. 8. This act is deciareu to oe a pnoiic act, ;inu may oe re-o BowH Green Divj,ionald that the member,
in evidence in all courts of law and equity in this State without proof.-of (hii DWUion wear the UJUai badpe of morn.
Sec. 9. The chairman of the board of trustees of the town of inpon the left arm, for ihe space often days.
Louisiana, shall immediately after the passaee of this act, take neces-l R.,nld. Thai a eonv of these nroceedine.
sary measures to promulgate this law within the limits of the city or be bunded to the Parents of the deceased, a a
Louisiana hereby created.
Sec. 10. The city of Louisiana shall have power to erect and or
ganize a work house in f ik
be holden on the second Monday of April, in each year.
Sec. 2. At all elections for city officers, the voters shall vote by
ballot, and only in the wards wherein they respectively reside
Sec. 3. Judges of election shall be appointed by the city Council,
they shall take an oath to faithfully and impartially discharge their.
dutia?, they shall open the poll books at nine o'clock in the morning,
and continue them open until six o clock in the alternoon, when they
ahall proceed forthwith to ascertain and certify the result of the elec
tion, in the presence of so many candidates or other persons who may
tee proper to be present, as can be conveniently accommodated in the
room; provided, that there shall never be less than ten voters present
at any count.
a . a .w ' fi .P 9 t .a a
sec. . no eiecnon snaii oe neia in a grog anop, or otner piece
where intoxicating liquors are vended.
Bee. fx All persons qualified as electors tinder the tenth section of
tiie third article or the Constitution of the Mate or Missouri, who shall
- have resided six months within tha city, and one month within the
ward where they offer to vote, next preceeding election, shall be
deemed qualified voters at all elections for city officers.
Sec. 6. Elections for city officers shall continue but one day, and
during that day the polls shall not be closed longer than two hours be
tween the timet of opening and closing.
Sec. 7. v Special electiont to fill vacancies shall be hold under such
regulations as may be provided by law or ordinance.
OF OPENING AND IMPROVING STREETS.
Sec. 1. It shall not be lawful for the city Council to erade. nave.
McAdamize, clean, water, or light any street, lane or avenue notj
opened and established according to law and ordinance. It shall be
lawful, nevertheless, for the city council to order the owner or owners
or ground rronting on any private alley, to keep the same clean, and
if necessary thereto, to direct him or them to pave the same.
See. 2. When it is necessary to take private property for opening,
wiucmn, or altering any public street, lane, or avenue, me corpora-
tion shall make a just compensa tion thereof to the person, whose prop
arty is to taken, and if the amount of such compensation cannot be
agreed upon, the Mayor shall cause the tame to be ascertained by a
jury of disinterested freeholders of the city.
Sec. 3. In opening, altering or widening alleys through blocks or
vuuaicB ui urn cut, vu iimc proceeuine snaii oe naa as in case or
opening, widening, or altering public streets, lanes or avenues, with
this addition, that the iurv will ascertain the amount of benefit thai
will accrue to the person whose property is taken and those who may
usivo peuwoncu tonne opening, wiuening or altering vi sucn alley.
See. 4. When the owners of the major part of the front of all the
property on the street, lane, avenue, or alley, proposed to be opened,
widened oraltered, shall petition therelor, the Mayor and city coun
' cil may open, widen, or alter such street lane avenue, or alley, upon
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, vouuiuon o us prescnoeu oy oiuiiibucc, uui iiu vuwpcnsBiiou swan in
.. tuch cate be made to those whose property shall be taken for opening,
widening or altering tuch street, lane, avenue, or alley, who have peti-
. rm thA n m n Mv . h n 1 1 I ho ontf AaAaamonr nl n.nutil a.
m wn m m a Shafr maw Aj.io SliAihv Si anv nl fhs nAtltlinprS-
See. 5. All jurors empannelled to inquire into the amount of bene
fits or damages which shall happen to any owner of property proposed
to be taken, for opening, widening, or altering any street, lane, avenue
or alley, shall first be tworn to that effect and shall return to the May
or their inquest in writing, and signed by each juror.
Seo. 6. The Mayor shall have power for good cause shown within
. . . t- ii i i tn I.:
ten oaye aiier any inquest biibii uuvo utc icmi uiu, urcu
- tioned in the preceeding section, to set the tame aside, and to cause
.a new inquest to be made.
See. 7. The Mayor and city Council shall have power, by or
dinance, to enforce the payment of all sums, which a jury shall declare
to be the amount of benefits accruing to the owners of property upon
any alley which shall be opened, widened or altered, if the ownei be
See. 8. The Mavor and city Council shall have power, by ordin
ance, to levy and collect a special tax on the holders of the lots on any
street, lane, avenue, or alley, or part of any street, lane, avenue or al
ley, according to the respective fronts owned oy mem, ior tne pur
pose of paving or grading tuchttreet, lane, avenue or alley; provided
alwavs. inch tax ahall not exceed one half of one per centum, nor
ahall the grading or paving be dona at the expense of the owners of
tne lott fronting on tne atreet, lane, avenue, or auey, unieis a peuuon
for eueh grading and paving, signed by the owners of a major frtft of'
ike county, and any person who shall fail or pers of this cu-inty ar.d in Ihe Paris M
costs imposed on him by any ordinance! All of which ia respectfully submitted
it any misdemeanor, or breach of any ordir.-id '.
testimonial of respect for hi memory and
that these proceodings be published iq the pa-
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Wat. II. PEKSE.
Ashley May 11th 1849.
of the city of Louisiana for any
ance of said city, shall after the erection and completion of such workj
house, instead of being committed to the jail or the county, be commit
ted to the work house until such fine and costs are fully paid; provided
however that no tuch imprisonment shall exceed the period of six
months for any one offence.
Sec. 11 Every person so conimtted to the work house, shall be
required to work for the city, at such labor as his health and strength
will permit, within or without said work house, not exceeding ten
hours each day, and for such work and labor, the person so employed
shall be allowed, exclusive of his board, fifty cents per dsy lor each
day's' work, which amount shall go towards paying such fine and costs.;
Sec. 12. It shall be lawful for said city to provide by ordinance
for the commitment to the county jail of Pike county of any person i -
against whom there may be a judgment in favor of the city, for the! For the approaching Spring, I am manu-
non-payment of any fine or penalty, for any violation of this charter,; facturmg the largest and most aplendid as.
or any of the ordinances of the city,.until a work house shall have, o
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been built or completed, subject to the limitation of section tenth of
this article, end to the general laws of the Mate.
Sec. 13. The inhabitants of the City of Louisiana are hereby ex-
empteu irom woraing upon any roaa oeyona tne limns oi tne cny, nuEver offcred by ay nouse h wi be be.
from paying any tax to procure laboters to work on such roads. 'yond description '
See. 14. The city shall not at any time, become a subscriber for.3 TUe woUnle and Reiail Trade
any stock in any incorporation, but said city may by ordinance appro- of far exceeded my expec
priate money to aid in opening ary road eading to the city, or in build-;. . . ,, r . J
! . A .... . r, J r " . .. ,,. . tations, that it was a matter of impossibili
ing any bridge within two miles of the city, or in other public im-L f . , , .. . , 1 """""
JL. ' .... .j k. le ...,,ty for me to supply the greet demand !
iiun-1 L" Lv " . ::j :r... i foi the approaching sea-
puwiiu uciiciii iu (lie iiiiiBUiianis ui (tic viij, frviiuru, uiamu myyv-
priation shall be mane for any improvement beyond the limits of the
city, unless a vote be tsken expressly in such appropriation, at some
election for Moyor, and a majority of all the votes polled be cast in
rarer or the appropriation.
Sec. 15. The fiscal year of the city, shall hereafter terminate on
the day preceeding the second Monday of April in each year.
Sec. 16. There shall be a digest or revision of the ordinances of
the city, which are of a eeneral nature, published within six months
after the passage of this act, and a like digest within every period of
three years thereatter.
sec. 17. The city council may by ordinance provide for collect
ing from any delinquent officer of the city, any revenue, money, or
property, improperly detained or not accounted for by such officer,
and to provide the penalty or punishment for tuch delinquincy,or fail
ure to account for such money or property.
SON, I feel confident in asserting that I
will be enabled to supply the demand of
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Sec. 18. The city council, or any officer or department thereof, shall
not have power to issue any scrip, bills, or paper of an7 description
whatever, to circulate as a currency or representative thereof, but
any warrant, draft, note, obligation or bond of the city, may be trans-
i erred and made transierrable by a proper endorsement thereof, from
each holder, under such restrictions and regulations as the city coun
cil may prescribe, not contrary to the true intent and meaning of this
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oci.-. u, i ne present ooaru oi trustees oi tne town oi Louisiana.
shall exercise all the powers and functions vested in the city council
under this act until superceded under the same, and all acts and ordin
ances passed by said board of trustees, after the passaee of this act.
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uuuer me same snaii oe as vaiia as ii me saia trustees nau been elect
ed under this act.
Sec. 20. All acts and parts of acts contrary to and inconsistent
with the provisions of this act," or within the purview thereof, are
This act shall take effect and be in force, from and aftr the naa,
sage of the same.
Apfrovid March 10, 1849.
Office or Sfcritaby or State.
I, Falkland H. Mabtis. Secretarv of State of the Stat nf MU.nnri
certify the foregoing to be a correct copy of an act or the General Assembly,
hrtitled "An act to amend and reduce into one. the several ants i npnrnnrnf inw
-V.wn of Louiian4i and to organize the same into a city of boundariea and
- Smr.m'm. aPPre March 10, 1849, and that the original roll is
u u.B m um omce.
l is now
In testjmobt wnraEor, 1 hereunto set my hand ana .- .t .
, , office. Dou. at the City of Jefferson this 14th dSy,et?.1 M"d
Seal A. D. 1849. FALKLAND H. MARTIN.""0,
1 Srrrdorv of State.
THE TRFMENOOl S AMUl'NT OF
I hat I am doing, and entirely upon tha
cash principal, enables me to manufacture
woods at far less prices than any other con
cern; and l am determined to
SELL THEM AT A SMALL PROFIT 1 1
So as to make it an object for every Coun
try Merchant to invest his cash capital in
Clothing, as it will PAY him a better prof
it, MEET with quicker sales, and LEAVE
no remnants to loose on. 1 Iv Stock this
Spring has been manufactured entirely dif-
lerent irom any previous one. 1 have de
voted my whole time and attention to it, as
my orotner, Charles O. Martin, attends to
the St. Louis establishment.' My styles
ana patterns nave ail been selected with
great care, and all rich and beautiful. All
I ask is the pleasure of a call, when I am
conhdent that you cannot fail being pleat
ed with my
STI LES, PATTERNS AND PRICES.
Merchants who are in the habit of tra.
ding East, and those bound for California,
will find, by looking through my stock, that
they can buy cheaper than can be boueht
in me eastern manteis, and save therebv
expenses of going, coming, transportation,
My stock this season it. and will be tre
mendously large, and I am determined tt
close it on with the season.
All bills warranted to be packed correct
ly sizes and gooda guaranteed to be per
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IN THE CITV. 'TIS
No. 118 Main Street,
SAINT LOUIS. MISSOURI. .
A large No. 118 on top the house.
Ml Order packed at the Uncett Cath Prieet.
John T. 3Iartix.
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