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OF MEA8UKKS APPROVED El
rJL Brier But Comprehensive Synopsis
of Zlllto 1'awNcd at the Hccoiit Session
Appropriation * for Drouth SiifTer-
r , for the World' * Fair , for Per-
- emal Keller , Etc. , .Etc. Apportloit-
jffwe t of Judicial and Congressional
r"3B trlGt4 A JJocord of 1'ubllc In-
Senlon Latra-of 1801.
Tb& importance of knowing what nc-
taken by the legislature , pend-
publication of the session laws , is
a large class of citizens ,
of the legal fraternity. To
-aslfefy * his demand a brief digest of the
SBBsetty-seven bills passed is given below.
"ITlas governor vetoed only two bills , H.
JBL Kb. 12 , the maximum rate' bill , and
HLS. No. 212 , relating to the licensing of
aa&osas. The latter was not approved for
4 jo coaaon that it was a duplicate of a
© 3E passed and approved earlier in the
Following is a list of the now
Appropriation * .
TOELIEF OF DROUTH SUFFERERS
"SL B. 81 authorizes and requires the
'governor and secretary of state to issue
fc $ bonds of the state to the amount of
payable in five years , with mter-
r > erccnt per annum , payable semt-
on the first day of July and
. Jamsary of each year ; principal and in-
rfieraa * payable nt the offlco of the state
r treasurer ; said bonds shall be of the de-
Sec. 2. That Luther P. Ludden , R. R.
CTcaec , Louie Mover , George "W. Martin ,
. Ja&a Fitzgerald , A. J. Sawyer , C.W.
. .3E96MEJ. . W Hartley and W. N.
JSa2jn ehall constitute a board of relief
ratrut said .board shall dispose of said bonds
jHuf Lice 'tho proceeds thereof in the
-aSafia treasury to be drawn out upon
j Zus pcoper vouchers as fast as expended
r , and be used in purchasing supplies
grain for distribution among
destitute by the loss of
crops during the year 1890.
S > sc. 3. That said board of relief uhall
files eriUi the state treasurer an itemized
sstSeEsent of supplies purchased.
Sac. 4 , That said board shall , through
iifleagijncy of the county commissioners ,
on board of supervisors , together with
&s county clerk and sheriff , distribute
to those requiring aid. The
boards of county < < commis-
requested to keep an itemized
-of all supplies distributed by
and to report weekly.
s-i. 0. The state relief commission is
to use in paying the actual
for the carrying into effect the
of this act not to exceed 2 $
Kzrceiitrt3f .the amount of money appro-
'Thecommission shall from
file a full itemized re-
eir actions with the secretary of
Sec. 8. All officers mentioned in this
" BSEsco held responsible upon their offi-
-ezzlbonds for all items of property.
IzecL 9. The treasurer of the slate re-
llici saamoilssion shall give bond in the
For the purpose of payine the
interest and principal of the
when the same become due , there
r-fcyll Oti levied and collected a tax of - Jof
< HSS mill on the dollar valuation of the
. assessment roll of the slate , which
levied annually by the state
' equalization in addition to all
< rt2ssr tares levied for state general pur-
Passed -with an emergency clause and
March 5 , 1891.
. "V > VnRLD"S FAIR APPROPRIATION.
v' ELjJL " 2UC appropriates § 50,000 for a
V presentation of the products and re-
> . Boarocs of the state at the
- weslcTa Columbian exposition at
in 1893 , provided that
exceed $5,000 of this amount shall
' . ' 2i spended before January 1 , 1893.
Sec. 2. Within ten days from the pass-
ajj * and taking effect of this act the gov-
tfccor shall appoint a committee of six
.cuuiibers , three from each of the con-
sjraffiional districts and to be selected two
Jieoseachof the three political parties ,
namely , the republican , democratic and
. iasiepcndent organizations.
J3ec. 3. That said commission shall
rnasvss general charge and management of
v Ska exhibit.
Sec. 4. The compensation for each
v-oanizaiasjoner shall be § 5 a day for each
-day actually employed and in addition
x37clling expenses while so engaged.
Sue. 5. The term of office for each
. commissioner and alternate shall date
'S&rz-d. ins appointment until the end of
xthai exposition and the closing up of the
tsssSa-work , not to exceed ninety days
from the closing of the exposition.
Sec. 6. The governor shall appoint one
. commissioner-general at a salary of
per annum , who shall have con-
the details pertaining to the ex-
fie IB authorized to appoint assis-
feata.and employ force as he may find
. .aacssssry. His term of office shall be
t fSiQ sasiiQ as provided for commissioners.
commission shall meet and elect
its members one president and sec-
y , and the president , secretary and
. coaimissioner-goneral shall compose an
executive council with full power to act
< f under general supervision of the com-
yzeleion. Nothms : in this act shall be
. coastraod- create any liability on the
yart of 'thestate in excess of the appro-
zsriation herein named.
" Passed without an emergency clause
ami approved March 27 , 1891.
COS THE RELIEF OF ANNA E. NORIN.
E. E63 appropriates to Anna E.
Jlwrin and Marietta Norin , her daughter ,
t-daecamof $8,500 for the payment of
t -.their claim for damages by reason of the
, .dex h. of Jacob Norin , husband and
ther , who died from injuries received
tftc explosion of a boiler at the Lin-
lc bos pital for the insane- the 5th
of February , 1889. The money
e equally divided between the two
RELIEF OF LAVENA TURNER.
"H. E. 298 appropriates $2,000 for the
-relief of Lavena Tumor , who accident-
' hr hand w.hiln in the p H-
teat the institute for foebla
BOttTHE RELIEF OF GEORGE W. DAVIS.
M E. E. 125 appropriates $5,000 for thoj
t fefof George W. Davis , who waa
Btwskklly incapacitated for life by a.
lierfexploaion at the Lincoln hospital
for the insane on the 5th day of Fubru
ary , 1889.
H. R. 217 appropriates S75.000 or B (
much thereof as may bo. necessary out oi
any money not otherwise appropriated
from the general fund of the state foi
the payment of incidental expenses ol
both houses of the legislature , including
printing , stationery , newspapers , pos
tage , fuel , lights and other special ex
GENEVA GIRL'S INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL.
II. R. 283 appropriates $40,000 or at
much as may bo necessary for the pur
pose of erecting a double brick and stone
cottage , having a capacity for 100 girls ,
within three miles of the city of Geneva
to be known as the "girls' industrial
school for juvenile delinquent * ; " also a
boiler house , laundry , barn and out
buildings , furnishing the same and de
fraying running expenses ; provided said
city shall donate to the etato in fee sim
ple a tract of land comprising not less
than forty acres and suitable aa a site for
said institution ; said land to be suitably
graded and provided with sewerage and
water mains. When the school is ready
to open the board of public lands and
buildings shall transfer fell girls belong
ing to the Kearney industrial school to
this school. Passed with the emergency
clause and approved March 4 , 1891.
H. R. 611 appropriates $65,258 for the
payment of miscellaneous items of in
debtedness owing by the state , as follows :
Publishing the governor's proclamatlon.511,571 60
Joneph Burns , ror bulldinjc sewer from
Home of Friendless to Salt Creek 4,025 00
D. B. Howard , balance due on contract
and for extras for the erection of two
wings and other buildings connected
with Norfolk asylum for insane 0,510 02
Charles Willmore. for overpaid taxes. . . 80 00
Oxnard Manufacturing Company , for
subsidy on br t turar 7.SM 00
C. Brockway , for 142 photographs of
convlcta 24J OC
J. Lanbam , for laying walks end other
wise beautifylne capitol grounds 18,320 23
Knowles , Leister & Huckins , for print
ing tickets for speaker 3 00
W. 6. Hughes , for overpaid taxes 73 40
James H. O'Neill , for labor and mate
rial furnished for a system of water
works on cipltol grounds 1,070 70
James H. York , overpayments on school
Beck & Company , for frescoing and
decorating governor's rooms and li
Bounty on wild animals 15,00000
H. R. 80 appropriates the sum of $75-
000 or BO much thereof as may be neces
sary for the payment of officers , mem
bers and employes of the twenty-second
session of the legislature.
H. R. 517 appropriates the sum of $25-
000 or so much thereof as may be neces
sary for the payment of officers , mem
bers and employes of the legislative ses
sion just closed.
RELIEF OF DROUTH SUFFERERS.
H. R. 79 appropriates the sum of $100-
000 or so much thereof as may be neces
sary for the immediate relief of the people
ple in the drouth striken counties of the
state. The method for distribution is
the same as provided in H. R. 81.
EXPENSES OF STATE GUARDS.
R R 269 appropriates $37,200 for ex- '
pensea of the Nebraska national guards
incurred in the suppression of the late
Indian insurrection along the northern
SUPPORT OF STATE GUARDS. v
H. R. 526 appropriates $25,000 for tha'
purpose of allowing the Nebraska na
tional guards to comply with the require
ments imposed upon them by chapter
56 , compiled statutes , during the two
ieara ending March 31 , 1898.
ELECTION CONTEST EXPENSES.
H. R. No. 432 as sent to Governor Boyd
appropriated $13,200 for the payment "of
counsel fees and expenses of the contest
of the executive state officers. It was *
approved by Governor Boyd save the
items for attorney's fees of the contestants - ;
ants ( excepting Powers ) and the a Mount
for his-own attorney fees. The follow
ing appropriations are made :
To John H. Powers forattorney'sfees. . . . 300
For witnesses' and sheriff's fees at Lin
coln and Omaha 250
To James E. Boyd. for witnsses' and
sheriff's fees at Lincoln and Omaha. . . . 100
To W. H. Cech for witnesses and sheriff's
fees at Lincoln and Omana 125
To Thomas J , Majors for attorney's fees. 300
For tvitncfses' and sheriff's fees at Lin
coln and Omaha 123
To John C. Allen for attorney's fees 300
To John E. Hill for attonwy's ftes 330
To Thocnas H. Benton for attorney's fees 300
To George H. Hastings for attorney's
To A. B Humphrey forattorney'sfees. , S00
To A. K. Goudy for attorney's fees 800
To Potter , Waring & "Boyles and Bert E.
Belts , for reporting and transcribing
To B. F. Johnson , notary public 350
To A. 8. Tlbbetts , notary public 350
To A. W. Scott , notary public 850
To F. R. Waters , notary public SM
roll. L. Day , notary public S23
To Silas Cobb , notary public 2ft
To E. E. Thomas , notary public 225
To I. L. McLeod. notary nnblic 225
To Daniel Johnspo , notary public 225
To John D. Ware , notary public 223
fo Stewart & Mapes , notaries , Norfolk. . 390
To Cramer & Boyles , notaries public , In-
INSTITUTE FOR FEEBLE MINDED.
H. R. 197 appropriates $25,000 for the
erection and furnishing of a cottage ,
Intchen and dining room at the institute
Tor feeble minded youth at Beatrice.
H. R. 519 makes the following ap
propriations for the enrrent expenses of
the state government , for the years end
ing March 31 , 1892. and March 31 , 1893 :
3overnor's office 3 7,030
( Vdjutnnt-Reneral 8,600
Commissioner of labor 3.000
Secretary of state 2,350
Auditor public accounts 3,900
Superintendent of public instruction 13,339
Jommiasioner public lands and building } 2.800
Board of public lands and buildings 23,100
Board of educational lands and funds. . . 11,000
Board of purchase and supplies 40J
supreme court 22,005
Department of banking 1,500
State library 1,100
S'ormal school 12,200
Hospital for inaane , Lincoln 125.100
Hospital for insane , Norfolk 107,000
asylum for insane. Hastings 134,900
[ ndustrUl school , Kearney 117,142
Penitentiary 1JS > < 83
Soldiers'and sailors'home * . . . 73,550
Deaf and dumb institute , Omaha 44.800
state board of transportation 4.450
Institute for feebl * minded 72,675
Institute for blind 25 , < 0)
Fish commission 10,100
Industrial hem , Mllford 23,020
Home for friendless. Lincoln 62.500
State university ii52 ?
Miscellaneous expenses 214,000
H. R. 454 appropriates $048.300 for
the payment of the salaries of officers of
the state and all state institutions.
H. R 532 appropriates $75,000 for the
purpose of erecting for the hospital of
the incurable insane at Hastings , two
wings to the main building and tee fur
nishing the same.
Constitutional Amendment * .
RAILWAY COMMISSIONERS ELECTIVE ;
. H.R. 58 eubmita an amendment it
section 1. article 5 , constitution of the
state , by adding three railway commis-
I sioncra to the executive department ,
whose power * and duties shall bo such
as may bo prescribed by law. They
shall bo elected by the electors ot tha
state at large , and their terms of office ,
except those chosen at the first election
shall bo three vears. The first election
for railroad commissioners shall be held
on the Tuesday succeeding the first Mon
day in Noveuilwr , 1893. Immediately
after the first election their terms of of
fice shall be classified by lot.
II. R. 7 provides that at the general
election , 1892. there shall bo submitted
an amendment to the constitution pro
viding that educational funds of the
state may be invested or loaned on regis
tered school district bonds of this state or
tlrst mortgages on improved land.
H. R. 83 apportions the state into fif
teen judicial districts as follows :
First District Richardson , Neraaha.
Johnson , Pawnee , Gage and Jeffcroou
Second Oloe and Casa.
Fourth Douglas , Sarpy , Washington
Fifth Saunders , SewardButlerYork ,
Hamilton and Pelk.
Sixth Dodge , Colfar , Platte , Merrick
Seventh Saline , Fillmore , Thayer ,
Nuckolla and Clay.
Eighth Cuming , Stanton , Dixon , Da
kota , Cedar and Thurston.
Ninth Wayne , Madison , Antelope ,
Pierce and Knox.
Tenth Adams , Web&ter , Kearney ,
Franklin , Harlan and Phelps.
Eleventh Boone. Hall , Wheeler , Garfield -
field , Greeley , Loup , Valley , Howard ,
Elaine , Thomaa Hooker and Grant.
Twelfth Buffalo , Dawson , Sherman
Thirteenth Lincoln , Logan , Keith ,
Cheyenne , Deuel , Scott's Bluff , Kimball ,
Banner , McPhereon , Arthur and Perkins.
Fourteenth Gosper , Furnas , Frontier.
Red Willow , Hayes , Hitchcock , Chase
Fifteenth Holt , Rock , Brown , Keya
Paha , Cherry , Sheridan , Dawes , Sioux ,
Box Butte and the unorganized territory.
In the Fourth district there shall be
seven judges of the district court. In
the First , Fifth , Sixth , Eleventh and
Fifteenth districts there shall be two
judges. In the Third district there shall
ba three judges and in each of the other
districts there shall bo one judge. The
said judges shall be elected at the general
election in November. 1891. In each dis
trict having more than one judge there
shall be drawn in the manner new pro
vided by law , a panel of forty-eight ju
rors to servo as jurors in such courtJpro- ;
vided that in any county in such dis
tricts where such number of jurors may
not be required , the judges may by ap
propriate rule provide for the drawing
of a less number ; and provided further ,
when there shall be more than two
judges of the district court in any one
district , they may provide by appropri
ate rule for the drawing of a greater
number of jurors.
Judges now in office shall hold their
positions until the expiration of the term
for which they were elected. The gover
nor shall appoint judges to fill all vacan
cies created by this act who shall hold
their office until the next general elec
Passed with an emergency clause and
approved March 80 , 1891.
H. R. 276 divides the state into six
congressional districts made up as fol
First District The counties of Ca ss ,
Otoe , Nemaha , Richardson , Pawnee ,
Johnson and Lancaster.
Second Sarpy , Douglas and Wash
Third Burt , Thurston , Dakota , Dixon.
Cuming. Dodge , Colfax , Stanton , Wayne ,
Cedar , Knox , Pierce , Madison , Platte ,
Nance , Boone , Antelope and Merrick.
Fourth Saunders , Butler , Seward , Sa
line , Gage , Jefferson , Thayer , Fillmore ,
York , Polk , Hamilton.
Fifth Hall , Adams , Webster , Frank
lin , Kearney , Phelps , Harlan , Gosper ,
Furnas , Red Willow , Frontier , Hitch
cock , Haves , Perkins , Chase , Dundy ,
Clay and Nuckolls.
Sixth Sioux , Scotta Bluff , Banner ,
Kimball , Dawes , Box Butte , Cheyenne ,
Sheridan , Duell , Cherry , Grant , Arthur
Keith , Lincoln , McPnerson , Hooker ,
Thompson , Logan , Dawson. Cuater ,
Blaine , Brown , Keya Paha , Rock , Loup ,
Holt , Garfield , Valley , Sherman , Buffalo
Howard , Greely , Wheeler and Boyd.
H. R. 199 applies only to Omaha and
provides that the election of members of
the board of education shall bo held at
the general election each year.
Passed with an emergency clause.
Cities of the First Clais ,
S. F. 178 amends the act to incorpor
ate cities of the first class having less
than 25,000 and more than 8,000 inhabi
tants , and provides that whenever any
city of the second class shall have at
tained a population of more than 10,000
inhabitants as ascertained by United
States , or state census , tha mayor of such
city shall certify the fact to the gov
ernor , who shall by proclamation BO de
clare , and thereafter such city shall be
governed by the act. Upon such procla
mation being made by the governor ,
each and every officer o'f such city shall
within thirty days thereafter give bonda
provided by the act.
Passed with an emergency clause ,
REGULATING TIIEIR POWER.
H. R. No. 170 is known as the South
Omaha charter. It applies to cities of
the first class bavin ? less than 25,000 and
moro than 8,000 inhabitants and pro
vides for the creation of grading district ! )
and the levying of special taxes for grad
ing purposes. The total cost of such im
provement shall be levied at one time
upon the property and become delinquent
as follows : One-fifth of the total
amount shall become delinquent in fifty
days after such levy ; one-fifth in one
year ; one-fifth in two years ; one-fifth ' in
three years ; one-fifth in four years.
The cost of grading intersections of
streets and space opposite alleys shall be
paid by the city and the mayor and coun
cil shall have power to issue bonds not to
exceed the sum of $50,000 in any one
year , payable/ / five years.
Passed with an emergency clanso.
Cities of the Second Class.
BONDING FOR SEWERAGE.
S. F. 180 amends the statutes relative
to cities of the second class having more
than 5,000 inhabitants , and gives the
mayor and council power to borrow
money , and pledge the property and
credit of the city by bonds or otherwise
to an amount not exceeding in the aggregate
gate $100,000 , to construct or aid in th
construction of a system of sewerage
upon a majority vote of the peopl
therefor , at an election at which tin
proposition in submitted in the mannei
provided by Jaw for the submission of :
proposition to vote railroad bonds , am
under like conditions to pledge the city'
credit to the amount of $125.000 for tin
purpose of constructing , maintaining
extending and operating a eytsteiu o
Cities and Town * . *
TAX FOR LIGHTING PURPOSES.
H. R. 71 amends subdivision 27 , sec
tion 52 , article 2 , chapter 14 , compiled
statutes , to "read as follows :
To make contracts and authorize anj
person , company or association to ereci
gaaor electric light works in said city
and give such persons , company or as
sociations the privilege of furnishing ga ;
or electric light to light the streets , lanes
and alleys of said city for any length ol
time not exceeding twenty-one years
and to levy a tax not exceeding mill :
on the dollar in any one year for the pur
pose of paying the cost of lighting the
streets , lanes and alleys of said city.
Passed with an emergency clause and
approved April 6 , 1891.
H. R. 214 ameSds sections 103 and ICO
of chapter 10 , compiled statutes so as to
grant all privileges incident to bodies
incorporate'to ' the Knights of Pythias ,
farmers' alliance , Knights of Labor ,
Bohemian Roman Catholic society , C. R.
K. P. J. , W. C. T. U. and the brotherhood -
hood of St. Andrews.
LIABILITY OF STOCKHOLDERS.
H. R. 57 is an act to amend sections
186 and 139 , chapter 16 , compiled statutes
of 1889 , and to repeal said original sec
Section 1. That section 186 , chapter'16 ,
compiled statutes ba amended so as to
require every corporation to give notice
annually in some newspaper in the
county of the amount of existing indebt
edness and on failure to do so after the
assets of the corporation are first ex
hausted , then all the stockholders shall
be jointly and severally liable for all the
debts of the corporation to the extent of
the unpaid subscription of any stock
holder to the capital stock of such cor-
porntipn and in addition thereto the
amount of capital stock owned by such
Passed with an emergency clause ,
BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS.
S. F. 217 , relates to the government ,
regulation , examination , reporting and
winding up of building and loan associa
tions , and requires them to use the -words
"building association , " or "building and
loan association. " It provides that the
state auditor , treasurer and attorney-
general shall examine the articles of in
corporation , constitution and by-laws of
all such associations , and if approved by
them , issue their certificate of approval.
Such associations are by the act ex
empted from the usury laws of the state.
Not lees than five persons may so incor
porate , and no loan shall be made by any
-ich association to anyone not a mem
ber , nor shall any loan be made
to any member for any sum in excess of
the par value of his stock , and the se
curity shall consist of real estate. It is
made the duty of the state bank examin
ers to examine and inquire into the con
dition of all such associations , at least
once a year , and they shall receive the
same fees for such examinations as they
receive from banks. Should their con
dition become such as to lead tha state
hoard to deem them unsafe , they shall
notify the attorney general , who shall at
once apply to the supreme court , or dis
trict court , to appoint a receiver. For
eign companies are required to incorpor
ate under this law before being permitted
to do business in the state.
Passed wirh an emergency clause.
TO BOND AND BORROW MONEY.
S. F. 20 provides that any number of
persona , not exceeding twenty , may in-i
corporate for the purpose of acquiring
tnd holding real estate , negotiating bonds
thereon , and borrowing money for the
uee of its members. No person cam be a
member who does not own at least forty
Kcrea of land situated in the county in
which thejjporporation * raay be formed.
Bonds shall not boar a greater rate of in
terest than 7 per cent per annum. Each
member shall convey to the corporation
by warranty deed clear of all in-
cumbrance at least forty acres of
land situated in the county ,
ind the land BO deeded shall form the
capital stock of such corporation. Each
member shall receive paid up stock of
the corporation in proportion to the value
af the land which he deeds to it , which
valire shall be ascertained by appraisers
appointed as provided for in the consti
tution and by-laws of the corporation.
Power ia given to levy , assess and collect
from its members sums deemed neces
sary to pay interest on bonds and bor
rowed money , and to enforce the collec
tion and payment of the same by law.
No person is allowed to own more than
ten shares , of § 200 each.
Counties and County Boundaries ,
H. R. 271 provides that the unorgan
ized territory lyine north of Hall county
shall be organized into a new county to
DO known as the county of Boyd. The
: ounty shall be bounded as follows :
Commencing at a point in the middle of
; he mam channel of the Nwbrara river
ntersected by the range line between 8
ind 9 west ; thence north on said range
ineto the middle of the main channel of
; he Missouri river ; thence up the
nain channel of said river to a point
.ntersected by 42d north parallel. Thence
ivest on said parallel to a point inter
sected by the range line between 16 and
IT , thence south on Enid line to a point in
.lie middle of the main channel of the
Siobrara river , thence down the main
jhannel of said river to the place of be
Counties and County Officers.
COUNTY GENERAL FUND.
S. F. 210 authorizes the several county
boards to draw their warrants on the
mrplus general fund of the county for
the purchase of food , fuel , seed grain
and feed lor teams for the benefit of the
iestituto farmers of such county , where ;
such destitution is caused by the failure
sf crops in the year 1890. The act pro-
rides that the board shall sell the sup
plies to such persons only as are engaged
in agriculture , at cost , taking therefor
the purchaser's note payable in three
rears from date , with 7 per cent per an
num , payable annually'the ; notes shall
be collected by the county when due ,
and the money paid into the county
Passed with an emergency clause.
S. F. 212 , requires registers of deeds
and county clerks to procure , and keep a
mortgage indebtedness record , and pro
scribes the form of the same. It is made
their duty to enter on such record all
mortgages of whatsoever kind except
thosu of gas , water , railroad and similar
mortgages hosed on franchises or right
of way ; they shall also enter on the
record all releases and sheriff's deeds ,
and the result shall bo shown by monthly
and yearly statements. A refusal to
perform these duties will subject such of
ficer to a fine of not to exceed $50 nor
less than $5 for each and every omission ,
which fine shall be paid into the school
RELIEF OF DROUTH SUFFERERS.
H. R. 284 provides that by a majority
petition of electors the county board of
any county in this state shall have au
thority to issue the bonds of their respec
tive counties to an amount not to exceed
420.000 for. the purpose of raising money
to purchase seed grain for the raising of
crops for the year 1891 acd for feeding
teams used in raising crops. The bunds
shall be made payable in ten years , op
tional after five years , with interest at a
rate not to exceed 7 per cent per annum.
Bonds shall not bo sold at less than face
ralue. Only persons engaged in agricul
ture shall be. entitled to purchase grain
from the county. The purchaser shall
give his note payable to the county , duo
in five years with interest at 7 per cent ,
Any person who , after having obtained
grain for feed and seed , shall sell or trans
fer said seed grain and feed , shall be
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor , and on
conviction thereof shall be fined not
more than $100 or be imprisoned in the
countp2ju4 not exceeding three months
and shall be liable to the county for the
value of seed or feed so obtainpd.
Passed with an emergency clause.
H. R. 86 amends sections 53 and 54 ,
article 1 , chapter 13 , compiled statutes.
The board of county couimiasionors in
counties having not more than 125,000
inhabitants shall consist of three persons
and in counties having more than 125,000
inhabitants shall consist of five persons.
Provided that counties having more than
125,000 inhabitants which have five com
missioners when this act takes effect the
incumbents shall hold office until the
expiration of their terms. Provided that
electors in any county having less than
125,000 inhabitants may vote at any gen
eral election as to whether their 'board
shall consist of three or five members.
Counties under toxvnship organization
voting to change to the commissioner
system may vote at the same time as to
the number of commissioners desired.
Whenever in counties not under town
ship organization a petition for submis
sion of the question signed by 200 elec
tors is filed thirty days before the gen
eral election it shall bo the duty of the
county clerk to cause said question to be
According this act every county shall
bo divided Into three or five districts , as
the case may be , provided , that in coun
ties having "more than 75,000 and less
than 125,000 population , commissioners
shall be elected by vote of the entire
Passed without nn emergency clause.
AUSTRALIAN BALLOT SYSTEM.
H. R. 141 provides that all ballots cast
in elections for public officers within this
state shall be printed and distributed at
publio expense. The printing of ballots
and cards of instruction for the electors
in each county , and the delivery of the
same to the election officers , shall be a
sounty charge , the payment of which
ihsll be provided for in the same manner
as the payment of other county expenses ;
but the expense of printing and deliver
ing the ballots and cards of instruction
to be used in municipal elections , shall
be a charge upon the city , or village in
which such municipal election shall be
held.This law has been distributed in pam
phlet form and the public is well acquaint
ed with its provisions.
Sec. 2 Any convention or primary
moating representing a political party
which , at the last election before the
holding of such convention or primary
nnllurl aft Ipnst nno npr pnnf iim
of the entire vote cast in the division for
which nominations are contemplated ,
may uominate candidates for public
See. 3. All nominations made by such
convention , committee or primary meet
ing shall be certified by the presiding
officer and secretary of such convention
Sec. 4 Prescribes where certificates
shall be filed.
Sec. 5. Candidates otherwise than bj
convention or primary may be made by
certificate signed by not not less than
500 , fifty or twenty electors respectively
for otate , county or township.
Sec. 6. No person fihall sign more than
one certificate of nomination for any
Sec. 7. The secretary of state shall pre
serve certificate of nomination for a
period of two ve.irs.
Sec. 8. Certificates shall bo filed
twenty-five , twenty and fifteen days be
fore election with the secretary of state ,
county clerk and city clerk respectively.
Sec. 9. Prescribes the duties of the sec
retary of state.
The other sections cover declination ,
of nominations , vacancy in nomin
ation , 'form and contents of
ballots , booths and guard rail ,
delivery of ballots to electors , offenses by
public officers , electioneering , obstruct
ing voting , andpolice protection.
Passed with the emergency clause and
approved March 4 , 1891.
H. R. 281 amends section 7 , chapter 20 ,
compiled statutes , in relation to cities of
the first class by providing that three
justices of thti peace and three constables
shall be electe'd at large instead of by
districts. In cities and in villages in
counties under township organization
there shall bo elected one supervisor for
the first 1,000 inhabitants and one for
every additional 4,000 inhabitants.
F e .
H. R. 22 amends section 13a , chapter
23 , compiled statutes , to reads : "All fees
to be entered on the fee book and ac
counted for. " The old section read : "All
fees to be entered on fee book and ac
counted for except fees for making tax
S. F. 23 prescribes the fees of county
treasurers , which are to be as follows :
On all moneys collected by them for
each fiscal year under $3,000 , 10 per
cent ; on all over $3,000 and under $5.000 ,
4 per cent ; on all sums over $5,000 , 2 per
cenJ. On all sums percentage shall be
allowed but oncej and all sums shall be
computeEioffituor except The
fund ; For BoinK to the Beat of ! government -
ment to settle with the fltata few" " '
and returning therefrom he shall be al-
stale treasury. One
percent shall be allowed for the collec
tion of school moneys , and in alli eases
from outside of the state
shall apply to him to pay taxes , ho , u
authorized to charee a fee of $1 for each
tax receipt sent by him to such person.
The state treasurer shall be paid the same
pro rata from respective funds collected
by him , whether the same be in money ,
state or county warrants.
Pasaod with an emergency clause.
H. R. 52 provides that any number of
persons not less than twenty , residents
who collectively shall own
of the state ,
property of not less than $20,000 in value
which they desire to have insured , may
form an incorporated
purpose of mutual insurance against losa
by fire , lightning or tornado.
Sec. 2. Such persons shall file with the
state auditor a declaration of their in
tention to form a company , which shall
be signed by at least twenty of the cor
porators , together with a copy of the
Sec. 8. The number of directors shall
not exceed nine.
Sec , 4. The directors shall elect from
their number a president and treasurer ,
also a secretary who may or may not bo
a member of the company. All of whom
shall hold office one year.
, Sec. 5. The treasurer and secretary
shall each give bonds in such amount as
shall be prescribed by the board.
Sec. 0. Such corporation may prescribe
the duties of its officers , fix their com
pensation ana alter and amend its by-
SPC. 7. Persons owning property in the
territory for which any such company is
formed , may become members.
Sec. 8. Policies may be issued only on
detached farm dwellings , barns ( except
livery and hotel barns ) and other farm
buildings and property contained there
in , and also upon torses , mules , cattle ,
sheen and hogs , for any amount not to
exceed $2.000 on any one risk. Any
company in its by-laws limit the percent
age of the liability of its members.
Sec. 9. Any such company may classify
the property under different rates.
Sec. 10. No property within the limit
of any city or village shall bo insured.
Sec. 11. Provides for n committee
of reference to adjust losses in case of
Sec. 12. When funds are lacking to I !
pay losses an assessment may bo made
upon all property insured. Assessments
may also bo made at stated Intervals by
the board of directors.
Sec. 13. Assessments shall bo duo not
less than twenty nor more than forty
days from date of notice.
Sec. 14. Suits may he brought against
any member who shall refuse to pay an
assessment. Officers and directors who
neglect to perform their duties shall be
liable individually to the person sustain
ing loss and suits may be brought
against the company for losses if pay
ment is withheld.
Sec. 15. Prescribes the duty of the sec
Sec. 16. Prescribes the manner of with
drawal , but prescribes that the number
of members shall not bo reduced below ji j
twenty or that the assets shall not be re i
duced below § 20,000.
Sec. 17 provides for filing nn annual
statement of the condition of the com
pany with the state auditor. At the
time of organization $10 shall bo paid to
the state auditor and turned into tha state
Sec. 18. Any mutual insurance com-
Rany orgunized to insure aeainst fire ,
ghtning or tornado , now dolnj ; business
in this state under the provisions of sec
tion 40 , chapter 43 , revised statutes , may
with the consent of two-thirds of its
members , accept the provisions of this
Sec. 19. Under section 12 of this act
no assessment shall be made unless losa
has first occurred unless by a two-third'a
vote of the directors. They shall never ! ,1 !
declare any dividends. ,
Passed without an emergency olauao ,
and approved March 30 , 181)1 , !
SUPPORT OF PATIENTS.
S. F. 43 amends the laws relative to
the support of the insane patients of the
state asylums , by providing that their
board and medical attendance shall be
provided by the state , thus placing them
on the same footing in this respect , that
the other clashes of unfortunates already
occupy. Liquor * . | il i
MAJORITY PETITION FOR LICENSE.
S. F. 200 authorizes the county boards
in counties having township organiza
tion to grant lice nses to sell * liquor on
petition of a majority of the resident
freeholders of a town , and if the county
is not under township organization , up
on a petition of a majority of the resi
dent freeholders of the precinct where
such proposed sale of liquor ia to take
place. The petition shall set forth that
the applicant is a man of good moral -
character and standing in the commun 'I '
ity , and a resident of the state. The ap 'Ir
plication shall be filed in the office of
the county clerk , and a license of not
less than $500. shall bo paid into the of
fice of the county treasurer. The board
are not allowed to issue any licnnso for
the sale of liquor in any city or incor
Tlie UsunlVaj - .
Mrs. Grcathead What kept you so I ! ,
late at that meeting1 ?
Mr. Greathead I had to draw UD along 'Hi '
long- set of resolutions for publication , \ , i
complimenting- . Bullhead's great < K
efficiency as a member of the board , < h
and expressing- heartfelt regret at
losing his invaluable aid and counsel.
Of all things ! Why. you ana the
rest have been fighting- for three
months to get him out of the board.
Yes ; but tonight he resigned volun
tarily. Xew York Weekly.
Sat on the Preaclier.
An inoxicated Atlanta negro went to
church , and because the preacher did
not happen to suit him , threw him
down and sat on him. The negro was
arrested and held , not on a charge of
assault , but on a charge of ha vinff
brought liquor into ahouse of worshipT
though all the liquor about him was In
Five train hands were t killed and
several others hurt in a collision near
Nelson , X. C.