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have impaired its usefulness. Every company formed under this act shall be subject to the power vested in the canal commissioners by the seventeenth section of chapter two hundred and seventy-six of the

session laws of eighteen hundred and thirty-four. Nothing in this act Bridges or contained shall be construed to authorize the erection of any bridge, tion pro

or any other obstructions across, in or over any stream or lake navihibited.

gated by steam or sail boats, at the place where any bridge or other obstructions may be proposed to be placed; nor to authorize the con

struction of any railroad not already located in, upon or across Streets in

any streets in any city, without the assent of the corporation of such to be used city; nor to authorize any such railroad company to construct its road consent of upon and along any highway, without the order of the supreme court

of the judicial district in which said highway is situated, made at a

special term of said court, after at least ten days' notice in writing of high ways the intention to make application for said order shall have been given prohibited to the commissioners of highways of the town in which said highway consent of is situated.

6. To cross, intersect, join and unite its railroad with any other

railroad before constructed, at any point on its route, and upon the 583, post, p.

grounds of such other railroad company, with the necessary turnouts, siding and switches and other conveniences in furtherance of the

objects of its connections. And every company whose railroad is or Crossing and inter

shall be hereafter intersected by any new railroad, shall unite with the owners of such new railroad in forming such intersections and connections, and grant the facilities aforesaid ; and if the two corporations cannot agree upon the amount of compensation to be made therefor, or the points and manner of such crossings and connections, the same shall be ascertained and determined by commissioners to be appointed by the court as is provided in this act in respect to acquiring title to real estate ; and all companies whose railroads are or shall hereafter be crossed,' intersected or joined, as aforesaid, shall receive from each other, and forward to their destination, all goods, merchandise and other property intended for points on their respective roads, with the same despatch, and at a rate of freight not exceeding the local tariff rate charged for similar goods, merchandise and other property received at and forwarded from the same points for individuals and other corporations.

7. To take and convey persons and property on their railroad by

the power or force of steam or of animals, or by any mechanical power and prop- and to receive compensation therefor.

8. To erect and maintain all necessary and convenient buildings, Buildings

stations, fixtures and machinery for the accommodation and use of their passengers, freights and business.

9. 'To regulate the time and manner in which passengers and propmanner of erty shall be transported, and the compensation to be paid therefor;

but such compensation for any passenger and his ordinary baggage shall not exceed three cents per mile. The re-enactment of this provision shall not be construed as increasing the rate of passenger fare

wnich any railroad of this state is now authorized to charge. May bor- 10. From time to time to borrow such sums of money as may be

necessary for completing and finishing or operating their railroad, and

to issue and dispose on their bords for any amount so borrowed, and pletion of

to mortgage their corporate property and franchises to secure the payment of any debt contracted by the company for the purpose aforesaid; and the directors of the company may confer on any holder of any voud issued for money borrowed as aforesaid, the right to convert the

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principal due or owing thereon, into stock of said company, at any time not less than two nor more than twelve years from the date of the bond, under such regulations as the directors may see fit to adopt; provided, however, that if the already authorized capital stock of such corporation, at the time such bonds may be issued, shall not be sufficient to meet such conversion when made the stockholders shall, before such issue and in the manner hereinbefore provided, authorize an increase of capital stock to an extent sufficient to meet the deficiency.

$ 3. This act shall take effect immediately. Ante, vol. 4, pp. 619 and 627.

CHAP 184.

banks.

trustees

AN ACT to amend chapter three hundred and seventy-one of Savings

the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled “An act to conform the charters of all savings banks or institutions for savings to a uniformity of powers, rights and liabilities, and to provide for the organization of savings banks, for their supervision and for the administration of their affairs."

PASSED April 19, 1880. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. Section twenty-six of chapter three hundred and seventy- Amending one of the laws of eighteen hundred and seventy-five, entitled “An act Laws 1875. to conform the charters of all savings banks or institutions for savings to a uniformity of powers, rights and liabilities, and to provide for the organization of savings banks, for their supervision and for the administration of their affairs," is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

8 26. It shall be lawful for the trustees of any savings bank to Manner in invest the moneys deposited therein only as follows, namely:

First. In the stocks or bonds, or interest-bearing notes, or obliga- may laws tions of the United States, or those for which the faith of the United moneys deStates is pledged to provide for the payment of the interest and prin posited. cipal. Second. In the stocks or bonds of this State bearing interest.

Third. In the stocks or bonds of any State in the Union that has not, within ten years previous to making such investment by such corporation, defaulted in the payment of any part of either principal or interest of any debt authorized by any legislature of such State to be contracted.

Fourth. In the stocks or bonds of any city, county, town or village of this State issued pursuant to the authority of any law of this State, or in any interest-bearing obligations issued by the city or county in which such bank shall be situated.

Fifth. In bonds and mortgages on unincumbered real estate situate in this State and worth at least twice the amount loaned thereon, but not to exceed sixty per centum of the whole amount of deposits shall be so loaned or invested; but in case the loan is on unimproved and unproductive real estate the amount loaned thereon shall not be more than forty per centum of its actual value; and no investment in any bond and mortgage shall be made by any savings bank, except upon

the report of a committee charged with the duty of investigating the same, and who shall certify to the value of the premises mortgaged, or to be mortgaged, according to their best judgment, and such report shall be filed and preserved among the records of the institution.

Sixth. In real estate subject to the provisions of section twenty-nine of this act.

Ante, p. 121.

CHAP. 185.

Code.

New York. AN ACT to simplify the proof of the Sanitary Code in the city

of New York.

PASSED April 19, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and

Assembly, do enact as follows : Sanitary SECTION 1. The Sanitary Code adopted and declared as such at a

meeting of the board of health of the health department of the city of New York, held in the city on the second day of June, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, is hereby declared to be the Sanitary Code mentioned and described in section eighty-two of an act entitled “An act to reorganize the local government of the city of New York," passed April thirtieth, eighteen hundred and seventy-three, and in all courts of justice or judicial proceedings proof of the said Sanitary Code, and of the proceedings of such board of health in relation thereto, by the production of the book of minutes of such meeting held as aforesaid, or a transcript of the record of such proceedings duly authenticated by the secretary of the said board of health, shall be held and taken as complete and valid evidence of the said Sanitary Code, its due adoption, enactment and publication ; and such Sanitary Code shall be deemed in full force and operative in the city of New York, save as duly modified or repealed by the said board of health.

§ 2. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP 189.

Manufacture of salt.

AN ACT concerning the manufacture of salt and the inspec

tion thereof.

PASSED April 21, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and As

sembly, do enact as follows: Superintendent

SECTION 1. The superintendent of the Onondaga salt springs shall may allow allow salt made from the brine of said springs to be manufactured on

the Onondaga salt springs reservation, without extracting the bitterns

or impurities from such salt; but all such salt, whether shipped loose, ting impu- in bags, barrels or packages, shall be designated and branded as imrities, such salt to be pure and agricultural salt. branded as 82. No salt which, under the rules and regulations now in force, is agricul

entitled to be inspected as first quality, shall be inspected antil the same shall be called for to be immediately shipped from the manufactory where the same is made; but if any loose salt, or salt contained

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in bags, barrels or packages shall, after the same has been inspected, Inspechave been kept in damp or exposed situations, without being properly sheltered or protected, and consequently injured, blackened or stained, either in the salt or in the package containing the same, such salt shall be reinspected and rebranded as second quality, and the absolute weight as well as the quality shall be determined by the brand of the superintendent of the Onondaga salt springs.

$ 3. No dairy salt shall be made on the Onondaga salt springs reser- Dairy salt. vation from salt made by boiling unless the same shall, in addition to the ordinary process of making the salt, be purified by a chemical process, so as to take from it all impurities as far as can be, to render it equal to the best standard of dairy salt known in the markets of this State.

§ 4. This act shall take effect immediately.

CHAP. 140.

stock.

AN ACT to place and maintain shareholders of State banks, Taxation

in the assessment and taxation of their shares of stock, stock. upon an equality with shareholders of national banks.

PASSED April 21, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York, represented in Senate and Assembly, do enact as follows:

SECTION 1. The shareholders of any bank, banking association, or Shareholdcorporation doing a banking business under the general banking law easta ben or a special charter of this State, shall be assessed and taxed with at same respect to their shares of stock, only at the same rate and place, to shareholdthe same extent, and in the same manner as shareholders of national ers of nabanks may be liable at the same time to be assessed and taxed by bank authority of the State of New York; provided, however, that no debts shall be deducted from any such assessment of any person apply. No debts ing for the benefit of this act, which have been deducted from the ducted assessment of other personal property of such person, and in making from as application for such deduction every person making the application which shall make oath that he has not applied to have such debts deducted have been from any other assessments against him, and that no such deduction from ashas been made. § 2. It is hereby declared that the true intent and meaning of this personal

. act is to place and maintain shareholders of banks, associations and corporations aforesaid upon an equality, in the particulars in this act referred to, with the shareholders of national banks organized under Intent of the act of congress entitled "An act to provide a national currency, shareholdsecured by a pledge of United States bonds, and to provide for the ers on an circulation and redemption thereof, approved June third, eighteen with share hundred and sixty-four;" and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent holders of with the provisions hereof are hereby repealed.

§ 3. This act shall take effect immediately.

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CHAP 149. Suffrage AN ACT to ascertain the citizens of the several towns in any county tained of of this State having a population of over three hundred thousand citizens

according to the last census, who shall be entitled to the right of entitledto. suffrage therein.

PASSED April 22, 1880; three-fifths being present. The People of the State of New York represented in Senate and Assembly, do

enact as follows: Filing of SECTION 1. Whenever fifty or more resident citizens and legal voters of any request. Town

town, in any county in this State having a population of over three hundred clerks, thousand according to the last State census, shall file in the office of the town justices of clerk of such town, in writing, a request that the citizens of such town, enand titled to the right of suffrage, be ascertained, the town clerk shall, within five visors to days thereafter, notify the justices of the peace and supervisor of said town constitute board.

to meet, and in such notice shall name a time and place in said town, not less than three or more than ten days thereafter, for them to meet. Such justices and supervisor and the town clerk shall at the time and place so designated meet, and shall constitute a board with power to do and perform the acts and

duties hereinafter required. Four § 2. The presence of at least four of said boara shall be necessary to confecessary stitute a quorum. When so convened they shall proceed to appoint, under quorum. their hands and seals, five citizens and legal voters of said town, who shall

have been residents of said town for at least one year next before their appoint

ment as registers, to act as and be known as the board of registry of said Appoint

town. ment of

Said registers shall be selected from the two opposing political parties registers. which cast the greatest number of votes at the then next preceding general

election, and not more than three of them shall be at any time taken from or belong to either of said political parties. If any person so appointed fails or refuses to serve, or if a vacancy at any time shall occur, the other members of

the board shall fill the vacancy by appointment. Organiza

§ 3. The persons so appointed shall be notified by the town clerk within fire tion of Board of

days thereafter, and thereupon and at least thirty days before the next annual Registry. town meeting or general election, they shall meet and organize as a board of Time and registry by electing a chairman and clerk. They shall then fix the times and places of registry.

places at which they will meet for the purpose of ascertaining the citizens of said town entitled to the right of suffrage therein, which meetings shall be on four different days, from eight o'clock in the morning until nine o'clock in the evening, for the purpose of registration, the last day shall be for the purpose only of revising and correcting the roll, and shall be at least ten days before

the next ensuing annual town meeting or general election. Board to $ 4. The said board of registry shall immediately after organization cause give notice of meet- such notice of their meetings for registration to be given, as in their judgment ing. shall be reasonable and sufficient, by advertising the same in at least one news

paper of each party, if there be one having a circulation in said town, and by posting ten or more notices in such town, in as many public and conspicuous places as they shall deem necessary and sufficient to notify the resident electors of said town.

§ 5. No person shall be entitled to vote at, or take part in, such election or town meeting except as ascertained to be entitled to the right of suffrage, as

herein provided. Majority

$ 6. At the times of meeting of the board of registry, they, or a majority of of board them, shall have power to act, and shall take and enter on five lists the name and and pass

residence of each person appearing before them and claiming to be qualified and on lists. entitled to the right of suffrage, who shall not be challenged. And the citizens of

such town entitled to and claiming the right to vote at the ensuing election, or annual town meeting, may attend before said board of registry for the purpose

of registration. Challenged 87. If any person so offering himself for enrollment shall be chaltake oath. lenged by any member of said board, or by any person entitled to vote

in said town, the said board of registry, or any member thereof, shall tender to him the oath required to be administered to persons when votes are challenged at general elections. And if the same is taken,

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