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States, when,

meetings in other consist of the lay members and pastors of churches, dele

gates to any synod, conference, or council, holding its annual meetings alternately in this and one or more adjoining States, may hold its annual meetings for the election of officers, and the transaction of business, in any adjoining State to this, at such place therein as the said synod, conference, or council,.shall hold its annual meeting; and the elections so held, and business so transacted, shall be as legal and binding as if held and transacted at the place of business of the corporation in this State.

Approved, April 12th, 1872.

Ch. 117.]

CHAPTER XLIX.

[H. F. 169.

SOHOOL-HOUSE DEBTS

OF INDEPENDENT DISTRICTS.

APRIL 12.

AN ACT to Amend Chapter Ninety-eight of the Acts of the

Twelfth General Assembly, in Relation to Indebtedness of School-
Districts.

1868: ch. 98 amended.

Orders issued, instead of bonds, legalized.

SEOTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That chapter ninety-eight of the acts of the Twelfth General Assembly be amended by adding to the fifth section thereof, the following: “ Provided, That “ when, instead of bonds as in this act is provided, any in“dependent school-district has heretofore issued orders on “its treasurer, which have been sold, and the proceeds used “ in building school-houses therein, or in paying indebted“ness incurred in thus building, such orders shall be as legal and binding as though they had been issued in bonds 66 in accordance with this act.”

Approved, April 12th, 1872.

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CH. 119]

CHAPTER L.

[S. F. 1.

REPEAL OF TOWNSHIP RAILROAD AID LAW.

AN ACT to Repeal An Act entitled an Act to enable Townships and APRIL 17.

Incorporated Towns and Cities to aid in the Construction of
Railroads, passed March 29th, 1868, being Chapter 48, Acts of
the Twelfth General Assembly, and also to Repeal an Act en-
titled An Act to enable Townships, Incorporated Towns, and
Cities to aid in the Construction of Railroads, approved, April
12th, 1870, being Chapter 102, of the Acts of the Thirteenth
General Assembly.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly 1870: ch, 102, of the State of Iowa, That chapter 102, of the acts of the Thirteenth General Assembly, being An act to enable and 1868: ch. 48. townships, towns, and cities, to aid in the construction of repealed. railroads, and chapter 48, of the acts of the Twelfth Gen- townships, etc., to eral Assembly, being, also An act to enable townships, and in constructtowns, and cities to aid in the construction of railroads, repealed. be, and the same are hereby, repealed: Provided, That Proviso: taxes this act shall not render invalid, or void, any taxes that nor State control have been voted under such acts, nor any right of the affected. State in regard to the management of railroads and regulating their charges for transportation of freight and passengers, as provided in section 4 of said chapter 102: Provided, further, That all taxes which shall have been proviso: taxes voted prior to the taking effect of this act, in accordance voted to be with the provisions of chapter 48 of the acts of the Twelfth General Assembly, or chapter 102 of the acts of the Thirteenth General Assembly, shall be levied, collected, and applied in accordance with the provisions of said chapters as amended and changed by chapter 11 [ii.], of 1872: ch. 11. the acts of the Fourteenth General Assembly, entitled “An act to regulate taxes and the collection thereof voted "to aid in the construction of railroads,” and by the provisions of this act.

Approved, April 17th, 1872.

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SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That whenever a convict shail

Convicts discharged from

tion.

be discharged from the State Penitentiary, the Warden Penitentiary al- shall furnish transportation to said convict to any point lowed transporta- within this State that is nearest to his former home or

friends. Said transportation shall be furnished by means of tickets for passage, an account of which shall be kept by the Warden, and paid by the State. The Warden shall also furnish to said convict a sum of money not less than three nor more than five dollars, as now provided by law.

SEC. 2. This act, being deemed of immediate imporIn force when. tance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its

publication in the State Register, and State Leader, newspapers published in Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved, April 17th, 1872.

I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily Iowa State Register, and Daily State Lender, April 19, 1872.

ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

Ch. 1231

CHAPTER LII.

[S. F. 75.

PROVISION FOR MAKING TOWNSHIPS OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

APRIL 17.

AN ACT Pertaining to the Division of Civil Townships.

by bd supervisors, when,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Townships having the State of Iowa, That in any civil township, having cities of towns to within its limits an incorporate city or town of more than

four thousand inhabitants, as shown by the last census, State or federal, on the petition of a majority of the qualified electors of such township residing without the corporate limits of such city or town, it shall be the duty of the board of supervisors of the county to divide such township into two civil townships, the one to embrace the territory outside, and the other the territory within, the corporate limits of such city or town.

SEO. 2, Such petition may be presented at any reguPetition, when to lar meeting of the board of supervisors held in January, be presented.

April, or June, of that year, and shall be accompanied by the affidavit of three or more credible witnesses that the signatures on the petition are all genuine ; that the signers are all legal voters of the township outside of the city or town limits.

City or town one township.

Affidavit.

Sec. 3. Thirty days' notice of the presentation of the Notice of petipetition provided for by this act, shall be made by two publications thereof in a weekly newspaper, if there be one printed in the township sought to be divided, the last of which publications shall be at least ten days before the time fixed for the presentation of the petition ; if no paper be publication.

. printed therein, or if such paper refuse to publish such notice, it shall be given by posting the same in five public places in said township, two of which shall be outside, and three within, the corporate limits of the city or town.

SEO. 4. Upon proof of the publication or posting of Bolo de impere ip. such notice, and upon petition certified, as required by this act, being presented, the board of supervisors shall make the division of the township as provided in this act, at the first session at which the petition is presented, and shall order that at the next general election there shall be and provide for held in the two townships, at places to be designated by said board, an election for township and such other officers and propositions as may be voted for at such election.

Sec. 5. The division of a civil township shall not, Division consum except for election purposes, go into effect until the first Monday of January next ensuing.

Seo. 6. Within ten days after such division shall Provision for offihave been ordered, the trustees and clerk, of the township registry and hold so divided, shall select, from the townships in which they are to act, three persons to act as trustees, and one person to act as clerk, in preparing the registry lists and in holding the said elections. Such persons so [s]elected shall be sworn to faithfully discharge the duties of their respective offices. In the matters pertaining to elections, the trustees and clerk of the township divided shall, with the persons appointed, constitute the board of registration and of election, of the new township in which they respectively resided at the time such division is ordered.

Approved, April 17th, 1872.

mated, when.

election.

CH. 124.]

CHAPTER LIII.

[S. F. 264.

COUNTY BRIDGES.

AN ACT to Amend Section One, Chapter Six, [i] Acts of the Four. April 17.

teenth General Assembly, relative to Bridges.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly 1872: ch. 6. of the State of Iowa, That section one of chapter six, [i]

to superstructure,

acts of the Fourteenth General Assembly, be, and the amended, by

same is hereby, amended, by adding after the words limiting expendi- “ per lineal foot,” the words “for superstructure; " strike

out of the proviso of same section all after the word “provided,” and insert the following: “That in no case “shall they appropriate for said purpose, including super

structure and approaches, to exceed twenty-five thoustructure and ap- 66 sand dollars.' proaches.

Seo. 2. This act, being deemed of immediate importance, shall be in force and take effect from and after its publication in the Daily State Register, and Daily Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, Íuwa.

Approved, April 17th, 1872.

Maximum cost to include super

In force when.

I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily State Leader, April 20, and in the Daily Iowa State Register, April 21, 1872.

ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

Ca. 128.]

CHAPTER LIV.

[H. F. 39.

THE PRESERVATION OF FISH.

AN ACT to Provide for the Preservation of Fish in Waters in

the State of Iowa.

APRIL 17. Fishing except with hook and ilne, snare or spear, unlawful.

Proviso.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That it shall be unlawful for any person to take any fish in

any

of the water in the State of Iowa, except what is commonly known as bayous, with any net, seine, weir, basket, trap, or any other device whatsoever, except a hook and line, snare, or spear: Provided, This act shall not apply to the taking of small fish for bait.

Seo. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of Penalty.

this act shall forfeit and pay a fine of five dollars for each fish taken in violation of this act.

Sec. 3. Any person who shall go upon the premises Trespass to go

of

any person or corporation, whether ivclosed or not, and premises to take shall be found seeking to take by any means whatsoever, hook and line except a hook and line, any of the fish aforesaid, shall be

deemed guilty of trespass, and may be prosecuted by any person in possession of said premises before any justice of the peace, or other court of competent jurisdiction, and fined in any sum not less than five dollars nor more than

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