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tion, unless authorized to do so by a majority of the electors present and voting at their regular annual meeting in March, due notice of said proposition to change or displace said textbooks having been included in the Notice for the said regular

meeting. Samples to be Sec. 7. Any person or firm desiring to furnish books or deposited by supples under this act, in any county, shall, at or before the

time of filing his bid hereunder, deposit in the office of the County Auditor samples of all text-books included in his bid, accompanied with lists giving the lowest wholesale and con

tract price for the same. And said samples and lists shall tor to safely remain in the County Auditor's office, and shall be delivered

es by him to his successor in office; and shall be kept by him in

such safe and convenient manner as to be open at all times to the inspection of such school officers, school patrons and school teachers as may desire to examine the same and compare them with others, for the purpose of use in the public schools. The Board of Directers and County Board of Education mentioned, shall require of any person or persons with whom they contract for furnishing any books or supplies to enter into a good and sufficient bond in such sum and with such conditions and sureties as may be required by such Boards of Directors or County Board of Education for the faithful performance of any such contract.

Sec. 8. When a petition shall have been signed by onehalf the school Directors in any County, and the same shall have been filed in the office of the County Superintendent of said County, at least thirty (30) days before the annual school elections in March, asking for a uniform series of text-books in the County, then the said County Superintendent shall notify

the County Auditor and the board of supervisors of such petiService of no- tion. Such notice shall be in writing and shall be served or

delivered as soon as possible, and within fifteen (15) days after the filing of the petitions provided for herein the board of Education provided for in Section 9, shall meet and provide for the submission of the question of County uniformity.

Sec. 9. The County Superintendent, the county auditor and Board of edu

the county Board of Supervisors shall constitute a Board of cation; how Education, whose duty it shall be to arrange for a vote by the constituted alotano at the annual

electors at the annual meeting in March, for or against county uniformity of school text-books under such rules and regulations as said Board of Education may determine. Should a

majority of the electors, voting at such election; favor a uniElection as to form series of text-books for use in said County, then the

ale County Board of Education shall meet and select the school

text-books for the entire County, and contract for the same under such rules and regulations as the said Board of Education may adopt. When a list has been so selected, they shall be used by all the public schools of said districts, and the

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for county may deem best, and may pay for said school books out of the books. county funds and sell them to the school Districts at the same price as provided for in Section one (1) of this act, and the money received from said sales shall be returned to the County funds by said Board of Education monthly. The Boards of school officers who are made the judges of the school meetings, shall certify to the Board of Supervisors the full returns of the votes cast at said meetings the next day after the holding of said meetings, who shall, at their next regular meeting, proceed to co canvass said votes and declare the result.

SEC. 10. The County Superintendent shall, in all cases, be Chairman Chairman of the County Board of Education, and the county of county auditor shall be the Secretary, and a full and complete record board of edushall be kept of their proceedings in a book kept for that purpose in the office of the County Superintendent. A list of text-books so selected, with their contract prices, shall be reported to the State Superintendent with the regular annual report of the County Superintendent.

Sec. 11. It shall be unlawful for any school Director, Directors, Teacher or member of the County Board of Education to act as member of agent for any school text-books or school supplies during such the board not term of office or employment, and any school Director, Officer, agents. Teacher or member of the County Board of Education who shall act as agent or dealer in school text-books or school supplies, during the term of such office or employment, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall upon conviction thereof, be fined not less than ten dollars ($10.00) nor more than one hundred dollars ($100.00), and pay the costs of prosecution. Sec. 12. The provisions of Sections eight (8) nine (9) and Provisions

not applicten (10) of this act shall not apply to schools located within cities able to cities. or towns, nor shall the Electors of said cities or towns vote upon the question of County Uniformity, but nothing herein shall be so construed as to prevent such schools in said cities and towns from adopting and buying the books adopted by the County Board of Education at the prices fixed by them, if by a vote of the Electors they shall so decide.

SEC. 13. All acts or parts of acts in conflict with the pro- Repealing visions of this act are hereby repealed.

Approved, May 7, 1890.

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CHAPTER 25.

BOUNDARIES OF TOWNSHIPS.

S. F. 429.

AN ACT authorizing Boards of Supervisors in Certain Cases to

change the boundaries of Townships without reference to lines of school districts. (Chap. 1 Acts 23 G. A.)

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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa: Changes as SECTION 1. That where the boundaries of any city have Chap. 1 acts been changed as provided by Chapter one of the Acts of the

23rd General Assembly of the State of Iowa, entitled an act to

extend the limits of cities, and for other purposes incident Supervisors

s thereto. The Board of Supervisors of the County in which has power to such city is situated shall have power to change the boundary boundaries. lines of Townships so as to make such lines conform to the

boundaries of such city, and to make such other changes in Township lines and the number of Townships as they may deem necessary. Providing nothing herein contained shall affect the present boundaries or existing conditions of school

districts. Conflicting, Sæc. 2. All acts or parts of acts in conflict herewith are

hereby repealed.

Approved April 17th, 1890.

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acts repealed.

CHAPTER 26.

COUNTY INDEBTEDNESS.

H, F. 94.

AN ACT To Amend Sections 289 and 290 of the Code of 1873, as

amended by Chap. 91 Laws of the Twenty-Second General Assembly of the State of Iowa, Relating to the Bonding of County Indebtedness.

Jan. 1888 stricken April 1890 inserted.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. That section 289 of the Code of 1873 as amended by Chap. 91 of the Acts of the Twenty-Second General Assembly be and the same is hereby amended as follows: Strike out of the second line of said section the words “the first day of January 1888;" and insert in lieu thereof the words “the first day of April 1890.”

SEC. 2. Strike out of the sixth line of Section 290 as Code Sec. 290 amended by Chapter 91 Laws of the Twenty-Second General amended. Assembly, the words “ on the first day of January 1888" and insert in lieu thereof, the words “ on the first day of April 1890.”

SEC. 3. This act being deemed of immediate importance, Publication. shall take effect and be in force from and after its publication, in the Iowa State Register and the Des Moines Leader, newspapers published at Des Moines Iowa.

Approved, April 5, 1890.

I hereby certify that the foregoing act was published in the Iowa State Register and Des Moines Leader April 8, 1890.

'FRANK D. JACKSON, Secretary of State.

CHAPTER 27.

COMPENSATION FOR USE OF PLACE FOR HOLDING ELECTION.

AN ACT To amend Section 391, Title 4, Chapter 9 of the code in re- S. F. 195.

lation to places of election and compensation for the use thereof.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:
SECTION 1. That section 391, title 4, chapter 9 be and the Compensa-

tion for use same is hereby amended by inserting after the word “held" of election in the second line of said section the following: “And the board of supervisors shall allow a reasonable compensation for the use thereof”.

Approved May 1st, 1890.

place.

CHAPTER 28.

PUNISHMENT OF POOLS, TRUSTS, COMBINATIONS, ETC.

AN ACT for the punishment of Pools, Trusts, Combinations and Con- H. F. 174.

spiracies, and as to evidence in such cases.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Iowa:

SECTION 1. If any corporation organized under the laws of Combination this or any other state or country, for transacting or conduct- merchandise. ing any kind of business in this state, or any partnership or

to fix price of

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cates forbidden.

certain cases forbidden.

individual or other association of persons whosoever, shall create, enter into, or become a member of, or a party to, any trust, agreement, combination, confederation or understanding with any other corporation, partnership, individual, or any person or association of persons, to regulate or fix the price of any article of merchandise or commodity, or shall enter into, become a member of or party to any pool, agreement, contract, combination or confederation to fix or limit the amount or quantity of any article, commodity or merchandise to be manufactured, mined, produced or sold in this state, shall be

deemed and adjudged guilty of a conspiracy to defraud, and Punishment. be subject to indictment and punishment as provided in this

act. Trust certifi- SEC. 2. It shall not be lawful for any corporation to issue

or to own trust certificates, or for any corporation, agent, officer or employes, or the directors or stockholders of any corporation, to enter into any combination, contract or agreement with any person or persons, corporation or corporations, or with any stockholder or director thereof, the purpose and effect of which combination, contract or agreement shall be to place the management or control of such combination or com

binations, or the manufactured product thereof, in the hands Trustees in of any trustee or trustees, with the intent to limit or fix the

price or lessen the production and sale of any article of commerce, use or consumption, or to prevent, restrict or diminishi

the manufacture or output of any such article. Punishment Sec. 3. If a corporation or a company, firm or associa

be tion, shall be found guilty of a violation of this act, it shall be

punished by a fine of not less than one per cent of the capital stock of such corporation or amount invested in such company, firm or association, and not to exceed twenty per cent of such capital stock or amount invested. Any president, manager, director or other officer or agent or receiver of any corporation, company, firm or association, or any member of any company, firm or association, or any individual, found

guilty of a violation of the first section of this act, shall be for violation punished by a fine of not less than five hundred dollars, nor by officers of

to exceed five thousand dollars, and in addition thereto may

be imprisoned in the county jail not to exceed one year. Contracts SEC. 4. Any contract or agreement in violation of any pro

visions of the preceding sections of this act shall be absolutely void.

Sec. 5. Any purchaser of any article or commodity from not liable for any individual comno

or any individual, company or corporation transacting business articles pur- contrary to any provisions of the preceding sections of this

act shall not be liable for the price or payment of such article or commodity, and may plead this act as a defense to any suit for such price or payment.

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