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cases, when pros. ecution fails, how d paid,
The fees of a justice of the peace and constable in Fees in criminal criminal causes, where the prosecution fails, or where the
how money cannot be made from the person liable to pay the
same, the facts being certified by the justice and sworn to, shall be allowed and paid out of the county treasury.
Approved, April 25th, 1872.
(S. F. 374.
HOSPITALS FOR THE INSANE.
AN ACT to Amend Sections Three, Six, Ten, Twelve, and Forty
Four of Chapter One Hundred and Nine of the acts of the
"out the inserting sixth
Orders for pay 6
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the 1870: ch. 109. State of Iowa, That the third section of chapter one hundred
and nine, of the acts of the Thirteenth General Assembly
of Iowa, be amended, by striking out the words, “and and mileage “ approved by the superintendent,” and inserting the Trustees to he ap: words, “ And approved by the Board;” and that the sixth
section of the same act be amended by striking out all after the word “however,” in the twelfth line, down to the word “they,” in the sixteenth line, and insert[ing] the
following: “That the same person shall not hold the not to be steward. 6 office of superintendent and steward;" and by striking Restriction upon out the word " provided ” where it occurs the second time
edo in said section, and all the words which follow it in the
same section ; and that section ten of the same act be amended, by adding after the word “Hospital, ” in the
sixteenth line of said section, “ But no part of the money Money for cur
t" so drawn for current expenses shall be used in making to be used for im. “improvements ;" and the same act be amended by
striking out section twelve, and inserting the following: Steward to make “ The steward, under the direction of the Trustees, shall purchases, , and “ make all purchases for the Hospital where and in such
“manner as they can be made on the best terms, keep the “accounts, pay all employees, and have a personal super“intendence of the farm. He shall take duplicate vouchers " for all purchases made, and for all wages paid by him,
“ which he shall submit to the Trustees at each of their
en" quarterly meetings, for their examination, and approval. session to make 6 Such settlement of accounts shall be made by the Board
5 of Trustees in open session, and shall not be intrusted to
rent expenses not
To take duplicate vouchers.
quarterly exam. ination,
price for care of patients at not
" a committee. The Trustees shall, after examining and vouchers filed " approving such vouchers, file one of thein with the with Auditor. “Auditor of State. The books and papers of the steward Books open for “and treasurer shall be open at all times to the inspection “ of any one of the Trustees, State officers, or members of the “General Assembly;" and the same act be further amended by striking out section forty-four, and insert[ing] the following: “ The Trustees shall from time to time fix the sum to be Trustees to fix “ paid per week for the board and care of patients, which pr 6 shall not exceed the sum of three dollars and seventy- more than $3.75 6 five cents per week, and the weekly sum so fixed shall “ be the sum said Hospital shall be entitled to demand for “ keeping any patient, and the certificate of the superin“ tendent, attested by the seal of the Hospital, shall be 66 evidence in all places of the amount due as fixed.”
SEO. 2. It shall be the duty of the Board of Trustees of Notice of readithe Hospital at Independence to give notice by mail, of at Independence the time when the Hospital will be ready for the reception of patients, to all the clerks of the circuit courts of the State.
Seo. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its In force when. publication in the Iowa State Register, and Iowa State Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, Iowa.
Approved, April 25th, 1872.
ness for patients at Independence
I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily Iowa State Register, May 1, and in the Daily State Leader, May 3, 1872.
ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State.
[H. F. 443.
CAPITAL PUNISHMENT ABOLISHED.
AN ACT in Relation to Capital Punishment, and Regulating may 1.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the death penalthe State of Iowa, The penalty of death as a punishment tya for crime, is hereby abolished.
SEC. 2. All crimes heretofore punishable with death Imprisonment shall be punished by imprisonment for life at hard labor in the State Penitentiary.
Pardon in such cases not to be
Sec. 3. That, in all cases of conviction under the pre
be ceding sections, the Governor shall not grant a pardon granted unless unless the same shall have been recommended by the Gen. Assembly. General Assembly of the State.
Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its In foroe when passage and publication.
Approved, May 1st, 1872.
[S. F. 267.
SCHOOL-DISTRICTS IN CONTIGUOUS COUNTIES.
AN ACT Amendatory of the School-Laws of the State, and Relative
to the Formation of Independent School Districts in certain Cases.
in contiguous counties, may be revived.
SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly School districts of the State of Iowa, That where, under the school-laws ing, of territory of the State heretofore in force, from the necessities of
may be localities, arising from natural obstructions, the organization
of school-districts under said laws and for the convenience and accommodation of the people, school-districts were formed of portions of two counties of territory lying con- . tiguous to each other, and where, under present laws, such districts are not provided for, at the written request of five legal voters residing in portions of such territory in each county, the board of directors of the district-township
to which such territory belongs having a majority of the Boundaries of in. legal voters shall fix the boundaries of an independent
school-district composed of such sections of land, or portions thereof, as may be specified and described in the petition for such independent district, and shall give at least ten days' notice of the submission of the question of the formation of said independent district to the legal voters of the contemplated independent district, at a special election for said purpose, specifying the bounda
ries of the district, the time and place of the meetings of separate organ- the electors of the district containing a majority of the le
gal voters, at which meeting the electors in the contem
plated district shall vote by ballot for or against a sepaChoice of first rate organization. Should a majority of the votes be porary organiza- cast in favor of such separate organization, the said board
of directors shall proceed by ballot to elect, in the manner
officers, and tem
now provided by law, the necessary officers, and organize said independent district.
SEO. 2. This act, being deemed of immediate impor- In force when. tance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication in the Iowa State Register, and State Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, Iowa.
Approved, May 6th, 1872.
I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily Iowa State Register, May 8, and in the Daily State Leader, May 9, 1872.
ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State.