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[House Joint Resolution No. 20.)

JOINT RESOLUTION
Providing for the publication of Howe's historical collections of Ohio.

WHEREAS, The state of Ohio owns the copyright, electrotype plates, engravings and all other apparatus and matter necessary and requisite for the publication of Howe's historical collections of Ohio, centennial edition; and by exhaustive research, study and investigation, much valuable information has been gathered and preserved thereby, of great value to the people of Ohio, and the same should be disseminated in a proper manner among the public schools, libraries and citizens thereof; therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: That the commissioners of public printing be and they are hereby directed and authorized to contract for on behalf of the state, for the printing from said plates and engravings, etc., of (8,000) eight thousand sets and binding thereof, in style and manner similar to and fully equal in quality as to binding, paper and workmanship to that furnished under house joint resolution No. 15, passed February 13, 1896 (92 O. L., 773), in sets of two volumes each, at a cost not to exceed one dollar and fifty cents per set; that said printing and delivery shall be done under the direction of the commissioners of public printing.

kesolved, That when said history is printed and bound, as aforesaid, the same shall be delivered to the secretary of state, and the following disposition and distribution made thereof: To the state library, for exchange, (50) fifty sets ; to the Archäological Society of Ohio, (50) fifty sets, for exchange; to each member of the Seventy-fifth general assembly (75) seventy-five sets; and to the lieutenant governor (50 ) sets; to each officer and clerk of said general assembly, and to each legislative correspondent, (1) one set; and the remaining to be sold by the secretary of state, at two dollars ($2) per set, and the proceeds thereof paid into the state treasury to the credit of the general revenue fund.

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

F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed May 6, 1902.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 59.]

JOINT RESOLUTION Relative to the sine die adjournment of the seventy-fifth general assembly.

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: That the 75th general assembly adjourn sine die on Monday, the twelfth day of May, A. D. 1902, at 12:00 o'clock meridian.

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

F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed May 6, 1902.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 40.)

JOINT RESOLUTION Authorizing the board of trustees of the Dayton state hospital, to convey certain

lands to the Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company. - WHEREAS, The Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company has submitted to the board of trustees of the Dayton state hospital a plan and map of a proposed railroad and spur track to the hospital farm and grounds; and

WHEREAS, The board has considered said proposition and plan and are of opinion that the building of said road and spur track are de sirable improvements for the public generally, and for furnishing better facilities for the handling of supplies for the hospital; therefore

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the board of trustees recommend that the general assembly of the state of Ohio authorize the conveyance by a proper deed in fee simple of strips of ground to be located by said trustees and 75 feet in width to the said The Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company for the construction of its main line tracks on the following conditions, to-wit:

First. Said railroad company to construct and forever maintain frogs and connections for a spur track into the hospital grounds as agreed upon by said trustees.

Second. Said railroad company to erect and maintain on both sides of its said line so to be conveyed such fence as the law requires to the satisfaction of the board of trustees, Third. Said railroad to secure at its own cost a right of way

for switch or spur track from its main track to the hospital grounds as agreed upon by said trustees.

Fourth. Said railroad company at its own cost to construct and maintain so long as the state may desire a sufficient track or spur from said connection with its main track to the boiler house near the hospital building, being about 3,000 feet in length.

Fifth. Said railroad company so long as the state desires to transfer cars between the transfer track at the union station in Dayton, Ohio, or points between said _union station and the hospital grounds, when cars are shipped to Dayton over other roads or loaded at a maximum charge $3.50 per car; and when cars are billed over the said The Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati railroad no switching charges to be made; said switching charges above named to cover the handling of the empty cars.

Sixth. Nothing herein to be construed to give to said Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company any right to or interest in the lands of the state covered by said switch or spur track except the right to use the same for transferring cars for the use of said hospital and the right to enter the same for the purposes of construction, maintenance and repair of the same. Should the state at any time abandon the use of said spur track the said Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company shall have the right to remove the same.

Seventh. Said Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company to construct and maintain at its own cost and expense suitable crossings over its said track for the passage of vehicles and teams as may be necessary in the use of said hospital grounds and as shall be directed by said trustees.

Eighth. That said Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company upon execution and delivery of the deed for said strips of ground pay to the state of Ohio the sum of $300.00; now, therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the president and secretary of the board of trustees of the Dayton state hospital, be and they are hereby, authorized and directed to make, execute and deliver to the Dayton, Lebanon and Cincinnati Railway company a good and sufficient deed of three strips of land so to be selected by them and not exceeding in the aggregate 3 2-5 acres for the uses and purposes of a right of way for said railroad company.

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

F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed May 6, 1902.

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[House Joint Resolution No. 50.]

JOINT RESOLUTION To appoint a special committee to examine the claims of the city of Columbus,

Ohio, against the state of Ohio. WHEREAS, The city of Columbus, Ohio hold claim against the state of Ohio, for the cost and expense of paving, improving and maintaining streets bounding and abutting state property, said claims amounting to $195,124.99, and,

WHEREAS, The state of Ohio, in an act passed by the general assembly, April 16, 1885 (82 v. 122) declared itself as liable for an equitable proportion of such expense, therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: That the auditor of state, the treasurer of state and the attorney general be and they are hereby appointed a special commitee to examine said claims as to their validity and equity, and report its findings to the next general assembly.

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

. F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed May 6, 1902.

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(House Joint Resolution No. 39.]

JOINT RESOLUTION
[To amend section 2 of article eleven, Ohio state constitution.]

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio: (Threefifths of all the members elected to each house concurring therein), That a proposition shall be submitted to the electors of the state of Ohio, on the

first Tuesday after the first Monday of November, 1903, to amend section 2, article 11, of the costitution of the state, so that it shall read as follows:

Section 2, Article 11.—Every county having a population equal to one-half of said ratio, shall be entitled to one representative; every county, containing said ratio, and three-fourths over, shall be entitled to two representatives; every county containing three times said ratio, shall be entitled to three representatives; and so on, requiring after the first two, an entire ratio for each additional representative. Provided, however, that each county shall have one representative.

Section 2. At said electica the voters in favor of the adoption of the amendment to section 2, article ii, shall have placed upon their ballots the words, “Amendment to section 2, article Ii, of constitutionYes," and those who do not favor the adoption of said amendment shall have placed upon their ballots the words, "Amendment to section 2, article II, of constitution-No."

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

F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed Mav 6. 1902.

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Senate Joint Resolution No. 41.)

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the printing of five hundred additional copies of senate bill No. 24.

Be it resolved by the 75th General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That there be printed for the use of the members, 500 copies of senate bill, (Game Bill) No. 24, Mr. Archer.

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

F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed May 10, 1902.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 43.]

JOINT RESOLUTION Providing for the admission of Mary E. Bousher into the Toledo state hospital for

the insane. WHEREAS, Mary E. Bousher having been a resident of Paulding county, state of Ohio, and having, on to-wit, March 20, 1901, removed therefrom to the state of Michigan; and

WHEREAS, After such removal, and before she had been a resident of said state of Michigan for the period of one year she became insane; and, C. CIREAS, By the statutes of the state of Michigan, by reason of not having been a resident of such state for the period of one year prior to her insanity, she is ineligible to be cared for in the insane hospital of said siate; therefore,

Be it resolved by the General Assembly, That the trustees of the Toledo state hospital be, and they are hereby authorized and empowered to receive into said institution the said Mary E. Bousher on the same terms and conditions as resident patients of the state of Ohio.

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

F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed May 12, 1902.

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[Senate Joint Resolution No. 27.]

JOINT RESOLUTION
A resolution to authorize the secretary of state to return a certain fee.

WHEREAS, On March 3d, 1902, W. A. Bradford, Jr., and others filed with the secretary of state a certificate of incorporation of a company under the corporate name of the Cincinnati & Indiana Railroad Company, and paid to the secretary of state the statutory fee of $500.00 therefor; and,

WHEREAS, The secretary of state was informed and believed that another company, organized under the laws of Ohio, in 1861, having the same name, and appearing on the records of said office, was not in existence at the time of filing such application; which information was afterwards discovered to be incorrect, said old company of the same name being actually in existence; and,

WHEREAS, The statute forbids the filing of certificates in such cases; and,

WHEREAS, Upon the 7th day of March, 1902, Wm. A. Bradford, Jr., and others, being the same parties who filed the first certificate, duly filed with the secretary of state a new certificate, in all respects identical with the first, except that it changed the name to The Cincinnati & Indiana Western Railroad Company, and at the same time offered to return to him the original certificate for cancellation; and

WHEREAS, The secretary of state believing that he had no authority to file said new certificate and cancel the old, without the payment of an additional fee of $500.00, required said Wm. A. Bradford, Jr., and others to pay the same, which was done under protest ; now, therefore

Be it resolved by the General Assembly of the State of Ohio, That the secretary of state be, and he is hereby authorized and directed to refund to said Wm. A. Bradford, Jr., and others said sum of $500.00, paid as said first fee, upon the surrender for cancellation of the said original certificate.

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

F. B. ARCHER,

President of the Senate. Passed May 12, 1902.

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