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Ch. 167.]

CHAPTER LXXXII.

[S. F. 117.

MEDICAL AND SURGICAL SCIENCE.

APRIL 22.

AN ACT to Promote the Science of Medicine and Surgery in the

State of Iowa.

dertakers author

physicians, and professors of

er det er schonhers, and area perided, Tha and shal or friend provid

Prehicols, and physiciaron for rem aiot have been to e apy, study: Jarly interany relatafter deamay be bred or

etc., to receive,

not dressed for interment;

consent of friends;

to be respected

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly Çoroners and un- of the State of Iowa, That it shall be lawful in cities and ized to deliver to counties 'whose population exceeds one thousand inhab

and itants, for coroners and undertakers to deliver to the medical schools professors and teachers in medical colleges and medical bodies for study. schools, and physicians in this State, and for professors,

teachers, and physicians to receive the remains or body

of any deceased person for purposes of medical and Proviso : remains surgical study: Provided, That said remains shall not

have been regularly interred, and shall not have been dressed for interment, by any relatives or friends of said deceased, within thirty-six hours after death: Provided, also, That the remains of no person who may be known to have relatives or friends, shall be so delivered or received without the consent of said relatives or friends:

And provided, That no traveler or any person who shall desire of deceased have expressed a desire in his or her last sickness, that spected; his or her body may be interred, shall be delivered or

received as aforesaid, but shall be buried in the usual body may be sub- manner: And provided, also, That, in case the remains

of any person, so delivered or received, shall be subsequently claimed by any surviving relative or friend, they

shall be given up to said relative or friend for interment : no compensation And Provided, further, That no officer or person shall

ask, demand, or receive any compensation, fee, or reward, in money or property, or any valuable thing, as an inducement to deliver up any dead body, to any person or corpo

ration, for purposes of medical surgery or study : Prodeceased re- vided, That, in all cases of bodies to be claimed under

this act, the person whose body is so claimed shall have been a resident for six months of the county wherein the death took place..

Sec. 2. That it shall be the duty of the said professors Remains to be and teachers decently to bury in some public cemetery the

uriod. remains of all bodies after they shall have answered the pur

poses aforesaid, and, for any neglect or violation of the pro-
visions of this section, the party só neglecting shall for-
feit and pay a penalty of not less than ten dollars, or
more than fifty dollars, for the benefit of the school-fund.

sequently claimed;

for delivering body;

claim must have
been six months
resident of
county.

decertly buried.

SEO. 3. The remains of persons as may be so received Penalty for by the professors and teachers as aforesaid, shall be used failure to do so. for the purposes of medical and surgical study alone, and in this State only, and whoever shall use such remains Use to be made of for any other purpose, or shall remove such remains body, and where. beyond the limits of this State, or in any manner traffic in the same, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall Violation a mison conviction be imprisoned for a term not exceeding one demeanor; penyear in a county jail.

SEC. 4. That every person who shall deliver up the Violation of first remains of any deceased person in violation of, or con- secti trary to, any or all of the provisions contained in the first section of this act, and every person who shall receive such remains, shall be deemed puilty of a misdemeanor, and shall, on conviction thereof, be punished as provided Rev. : 84856. in section 4356 of the Revision of 1860.

Approved, April 22d, 1872.

section same.

Ch. 168.]

CHAPTER LXXXIII.

[H. F. 226.

RECORD-TITLE TO LANDS HELD UNDER GRANTS.

AN ACT in Relation to Land-Grant Lands and to provide for a APRIL 22.

Record-Title thereto.

: SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of lowa, That in cases where lands have been granted to the State of Iowa by act of Congress, and certified lists of the lands inuring under the grant have been made to the State by the Commissioner of the General Land-Office, as required by act of Congress, and such lands have been granted by act of the General Assembly to any person or company, and such person or company shall have complied with and fulfilled the conditions of the grant, the Register of the State Land-Office is hereby Register of State authorized to prepare, on the application of the grantee, a lists of "lands in list or lists of lands situated in each county inuring to a vain tuntee such grantee, from the lists certified by the Commissioner of state. of the General Land-Office, as aforesaid, which shall be signed by the Governor of this State, and attested by the Secretary of State, with the State seal, and then be certified to by the Register to be true and correct copies of the lists made to this State, and deliver them to such grantee,

L.0. may prepare lists of lands in each county, in

Rirect.

Proviso: same Dull and void where State has no title:

where lands are

Same to be re- who is hereby authorized to have them recorded in the corded.

proper county ; and when so recorded they shall be notice to all persons the same as deeds now are, and when so recorded shall vest in such grantee the right of the State to the lands therein described, under the grant of Congress by which the lands were certified to the State, so far as the certified lists made by the Commissioner aforesaid conferred title to the State : Provided, That when the Register includes lands in the list which were not intended to be included in the grant, or the grantee shall not in equity be entitled to the lands or any part thereof, then no title shall pass by said list, and the same

as to those lands shall be null and void. Nor shall any no title to pass title pass to lands which have been selected, set apart, or claimed by State claimed by the State, or any individual under the swampunder swampin. land or any other grant of Congress which may be cerland grant, etc.;

tified or adjudged to the State under such other grant, nor to lands held or claimed under any homestead or preemption settlement or other entry or purchase ; neither

shall the right of the State to control the lands according control of State to the terms of the grants, at any future time, be affected

by anything done under this act : Provided further, That in preparing the list or lists of lands under this act,

it shall be the duty of the Register of the State LandRegister to ex- Office to exclude all lands selected by the State or any

© county under the swamp-land grant, and also excluding lands, or claimed all lands claimed under the homestead or pre-emption or pre-emption. laws of the United States, or which have been sold or

disposed of and the entry or pre-emption canceled.

Seo. 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 Daily State Register, and Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines, Iowa.

Approved, April 22d, 1872.

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not affected.

clude lands selected as swamp

under bomestead

I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily Iowa State Register, and Daily štate Leader, April 27, 1872.

ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State...

Ch. 170.]

CHAPTER LXXXIV.

[H. F. 343.

SCHOOL-ELECTION DAYS.

AN ACT to Amend Sections Six and Eight of Chapter One hun- APRIL 22.

and seventy-two of the Acts of the Ninth General Assembly, as
amended by Section Two of Chapter One hundred and forty. 1862; ch, 172.
three of the Acts of the Eleventh General Assembly, in Rela- 1866: ch. 148.
tion to Schools.

to be held on

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly School-elections of the State of Iowa, That sections six and eight of chap-190 ter one hundred and seventy-two of the laws of the Ninth General Assembly, as amended by section two of chapter one hundred and forty-three of the acts of the Eleventh General Assembly, be, and the same is hereby, amended, by striking out of said section the word “Saturday," and inserting in lieu thereof the word “Monday.”

Approved, April 22d, 1872.

Ca. 171.]

CHAPTER LXXXV.

[S. F. 181.

RELATING TO CLAIMANTS OF LANDS GRANTED TO STATE.

AN ACT for the Relief of Occupying Claimants of Lands Granted APRIL 22.

to the State of Iowa.

ants upon Des Moines river,

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly Occupying claim of the State of Iowa, That any person or persons hav- a ing any improvements upon any land heretofore granted etc., lands may

remove improveto this State in aid of any work of internal improvement, ments. including what are known as the Des Moines river lands, and whose title thereto is questioned by another claimant, shall be entitled to remove all such improvements made or purchased by him upon such land in dispute at his own expense, and without injury otherwise to the land.

SEO. 2. The person or persons desiring to avail them- When to remove. selves of the provisions of this act, may do so at any time before eviction or, if he [they] desires, may claim the rights benefit of the law of occupying claimants.

SEO. 3. This act, being deemed of immediate impor- In force when. tance, shall take effect and be in force from and after its

Alternative

publication in the State Register, and Boone Standard, newspapers published at Des Moines, and Boone, Iowa.

Approved, April 22d, 1872.

I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Daily Iowu State Register, April 28, and in The Boone Standard, May 4, 1872.

ED WRIGHT, Secretary of State.

Ch. 172.]

CHAPTER LXXXVI.

[H. F. 291.

ELEOTION PRECINCTS.

APRIL 22.

AN ACT to Repeal a part of Section Number One, of Chapter

Number Twenty-three of the acts of the] Ninth General
Assembly.

ing division into

to townships hav. ing 1,000 voters, removed.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly Restriction limit of the State of Iowa, That alĩ of section number one of election precincts chapter number twenty-three, of laws of the Ninth Gen

ber: eral Assembly, after the word “ Counties” in sixth line, be and is hereby repealed.

Approved, April 22d, 1872.

Ca. 174.]

CHAPTER LXXXVII.

[S. F. 77.

JUDGMENTS AGAINST MUNICIPAL CORPORATIONS.

APRIL 22.

AN ACT to Repeal Section 3275 of the Revision of 1860, and Chap

ter 43 of the Acts of the Thirteenth General Assembly, amending said Section, and for the Enactment of a new Section in lieu thereof, Providing for the Collection and Payment of Judgments against Municipal Corporations.

Rev.: 98275. 1870 : ch. 43.

SECTION 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa, That section 3275 of the Revision of 1860, and chapter 43 of the acts of the Thirteenth General Assembly of the State of Iowa, be, and the same are hereby, repealed, and there is hereby enacted the following section in lieu thereof :

“ Section 3275. In case no property of a municipal corporation against which an execution has issued is found,

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