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[Senate Bill No. 65.)

AN ACT
Providing for the election of four additional judges in Cuyahoga

county of the fourth judicial district. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: Additional

SECTION I. There shall be elected in Cuyahoga county, judges in Cuyahoga courty.

by the electors thereof, under and in pursuance of the general election laws of the state of Ohio governing the election of judges of the common pleas court, at the general election to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in November, A. D. 1902, and every five years thereafter, four judges of the court of common pleas for the fourth judicial district, in addition to the number heretofore provided by law for said district. Said four additional judges

shall reside in Cuyahoga county, and shall be elected for Beginning of the term of five years. Their term shall begin on the first term.

day of January next after their election. They shall each exercise the same powers and jurisdiction, and perform the same duties as other judges of the court of common pleas; and shall receive the same compensation as is now provided by law for other judges of the court of common pleas in Cuyahoga county.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate. Passed March 4, 1902.

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(Senate Bill No. 31.)

AN ACT

To amend section 1475-1 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: Officers of civil SECTION I. That section 1475-1 of the Revised Stattownships:

utes of Ohio be amended so as to read as follows: Providing for

Sec. 1475-1. The county commissioners of each county the enclosure of abandoned shall, within six months after the passage of this act, enclose burial grounds.

with a substantial fence of stone, iron, or posts and boards, all abandoned public burial grounds in the several counties, and from which the remains of the dead have not been

removed. The expense of such enclosure shall be paid out Township trus- of the general fund of such county. After such enclosure tees shall keep in repair.

shall have been made as herein provided, the township trustees shall keep the fence in good repair, and shall remove the undergrowth and weeds from any such abandoned cemetery, at least once a year and pay the expense thereof out of township funds.

Repeals.

SECTION 2. That said original section 1475-1 be repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

Carl L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate
Passed March 4, 1902.

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thirds vote

[House Bill No. 293.]

AN ACT
To aniend section 2267 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 2267 of the Revised Statutes Assessments: of Ohio be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 2267. No public improvement, the cost or part When twoof cost of which is to be especially assessed on the owner of requisite. adjacent property, and no order appointing assessors of damages, or confirming their report, shall be made without the concurrence of the council, and it shall be essential that two-thirds of the whole number of members elected to [the] council concur, unless two-thirds of the owners to be charged, petition in writing therefor; and in villages not situated in a county containing a city of the first class no special assessment shall be made except for sidewalks and gutters, and main or trunk line sewers, and such other sewers, as are provided with a good and sufficient outlet unless it first receives the assent in writing of a majority of the owners to be charged therewith. Provided, that in cities of the third grade of the first Toledo. class no public improvements (except sidewalks, sewers, and the appropriating or otherwise acquiring, lots or lands for the purpose of laying off, opening, extending, straightening or widening streets, alleys, or other public highways, for the power to make which improvement no petition shall be necessary) the cost or part of the cost of which is to be assessed on the owners of adjacent property shall be made until a majority of the owners of the property to be assessed shall have petitioned to the common council asking for said improvement, and a statement of title showing the existing owners of said property shall have been prepared by the solicitor thereof.

Before said solicitor shall prepare such statement he Solicitor shall shall enter into a bond of ten thousand dollars ($10,000.00) give bond. to said cities, approved by the mayor thereof, to cover his term of office that he will faithfully ascertain the names of the property owners as appear by the records of the county in which such cities are located, and that said solictor shall Compensation.

receive the sum of one dollar and fifty cents ($1.50) as reasonable compensation in addition to his salary, for each description of property ascertained and certified by him in any statement of title by him made, and that said compensation shall be paid said solicitor out of the general fund of such cities of the third grade of the first class, upon the completion of said statement of title, and that no improvement shall be made until said petition is approved by the city solicitor and his certificate endorsed thereon.

Provided further, that after the bids for any such improvement are received and before any contract therefor is entered into by ảny cities of the third grade of the first class, the solicitor thereof shall search the records of the county in any such cities to ascertain if any changes in ownership have taken place, and if there still exists a majorits of the property owners asking for said improvement shall prepare an amended statement of title, certifying thereon the actual condition of the ownership at the date last aforesaid, and there shall be paid the solicitor of said cities of the third grade of the first class, as reasonable compensation for such further examination as aforesaid, the sum of seventyfive ($0.75) cents per description out of the general fund of the corporation.

SECTION 2. That said section 2267 be and the same is hereby repealed.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate. Passed March 4, 1902.

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Repeals.

Gas companies:

(House Bill No. 203.]

AN ACT
To repeal sections 2191c and 2491d (1) of the Revised Statutes of

Ohio.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION I. Tlint sections 24910 and 2491d (1) of the Revised Statutes of Ohio be and the same are hereby repealed.

SECTION 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON, Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate. Passed March 4, 1902.

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(House Bill No. 47.)

AN ACT

To amend section 751-3 of the Revised Statutes of the state of Ohio.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:
SECTION 1. That section 751-3 of the Revised Stat- Ohio hospital

for epileptics: utes of the state of Ohio be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 751-3. All insane persons who are also epileptic, Who admissible and whose disease has developed during their residence in as inmates. [this] the state, together with all epileptics who have been residents of the state of Ohio for one year next preceding an application for admission, shall be considered admissible as inmates of this institution; the number of inmates to be Apportionment. apportioned among the several counties of the state according to their population. Such persons as are admitted to such Inmates shall

be considered institution shall, however, be deemed, for the purpose of residents of voting, taxation, and all other purposes, residents of the county from counties from which they are sent. And their residence shall continue in the counties from which they are sent until they are finally discharged from such institution.

SECTION 2. That said section 751-3 is hereby repealed Repeals, etc. and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

W. S. MCKINNON,
Speaker of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate. Passed March 4, 1902.

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which sent.

[House Bill No. 241.)

AN ACT

deaf children.

To amend section 4009-9 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: SECTION 1. That section 4009-9 of the Revised Stat- Schools and at

tendance enutes of Ohio be amended so as to read as follows:

forced: Sec. 4009-9. That upon application by a board of Day schools for education or school council of any school district of this state to the state commissioner of schools, he shall grant permission to such board of education or school council and such board of education or school council shall thereupon be empowered to maintain within its limits one or more day schools, having an average attendance of not less than five pupils, for the instruction of deaf persons over the age of three and under twenty-one years, residents of the state of

Repeals, etc.

SECTION 2. That said original section 4009-9 be and is hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

A. G. COMINGS,
Speaker pro tem, of the House of Representatives.

CARL L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate. Passed March 5, 1902.

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Arbor Day.

[House Bill No. 153.]

AN ACT
For the development and maintenance of forests, and for the

protection of birds.
Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION I. That the governor of said state shall, not later than April appoint and set apart one day in the spring season of each year, as a day on which those in charge of the public schools and institutions of learning under state control, or state patronage, shall, for at least two hours, give information to the pupils and students concerning the value and interest of forestry, and the duty of the public to protect the birds thereof, and also 'for planting forest trees. Said day shall be known as Arbor day.

SECTION 2. That the joint resolution passed April 11th, 1892 (79 (). L., p. 243), be and the same is hereby rescinded.

SECTION 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

A. G. COMINGS,
Speaker pro tem. of the House of Representatives.

Carl L. NIPPERT,

President of the Senate. Passed March 5, 1902.

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Repeals.

(House Bill No. 243.]

AN ACT

Life insur-
ance companies:

To amend section 3591 of the Revised Statutes and section 3598 of

the Revised Statutes of Ohio. Be it chacted by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio:

SECTION 1. That section 3591, Revised Statutes, and section 3598 of the Revised Statutes of Ohio be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 3591. No joint stock company shall be organized under this chapter with a less capital than one hundred thousand dollars, and the whole capital shall, before proceeding to business, be paid in and invested in treasury

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