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navigable by any law of this state, may prescribe the rates of toll the company shall be entitled to receive for the passage of any boat or other watercraft through any lock upon such improvement, or for the running of any boat or other watercraft between the locks on the same. 56 v. 239, S 7; S. & C. 346.
$ 3855. Manufacturing companies must keep certain ac
counts-Every manufacturing company shall establish and keep, at some place within one of the counties in which its business is carried on, a principal office, at which shall be kept accurate accounts exhibiting the financial condition of the corporation, and of its capital stock or shares, and of all its property of every description, and credits, subject to taxation, which accounts shall at all times be subject to the inspection of any assessor lawfully authorized to assess such property and credits; notice of the place where such office is established, and of any change thereof, shall be published in some newspaper of general circulation in such county; and the principal accounting officer of such company shall be a resident of this state. 54 v. 72, § 82; S. &
$3856. May extend their operations
A company, incorporated for manufacturing purposes, may, upon a vote of the holders of a majority of its stock, extend its manufacturing operations to articles in the same line of business that are not authorized by the terms of the original articles of incorporation; and, after making a certificate of such vote, and specifying therein how far the manufacturing operations are to be extended, verified by the oath of its president, and filing the same in the office of the secretary of state, such company may manufacture and sell such articles as shall be named or otherwise provided for in such certificate. 58 v. 58, S 1; S. & S. 165.
$ 3857. Company to manufacture iron may make steel-
Any company incorporated for manufacturing iron may, upon a vote of the holders of a majority of its stock, engage in and carry on the business of manufacturing steel in its various branches. 63 v. 67, S 1; S. & S. 166.
$ 3858. Market-house companies-
A company, incorporated for the purpose of constructing and maintaining a market-house, may construct, erect, establish and maintain, at the place named in its articles of incorporation, a suitable building or buildings to be appropriated and used exclusively as a public market-house, for the sale and vending of meats, vegetables and all other kinds of provisions, and of fruits, plants and flowers, and all other articles commonly sold and vended in public market-houses or spaces, on market days, in market hours. 58 v. 92, SS 1, 2; S. & S. 174.
$ 3859. Powers of such companies
Such companies may rent, lease, sell or dispose of stalls, cellar vaults or other divisions or spaces in their buildings, in such manner, and upon such terms and conditions, as the directors shall determine; but a uniform rule in renting or leasing such stalls, cellar vaults or other divisions or spaces shall be established, printed and hung in conspicuous places in the buildings, and the same may be changed, from time to time, by the directors thereof; and no preference shall be made, by any variation or difference in rates or prices, in favor of citizens of the city or village wherein the buildings are erected, and against farmers, butchers or producers not residing in such city or village, and no rule, regulation, order or condition shall be made or exacted by any company to prevent farmers, butchers or other persons from disposing of their produce, meats, vegetables or other articles, in such quantities and upon such terms as they may deem proper; but such companies shall prohibit and prevent in their buildings the use of false weights or measures, the exposure or sale of any diseased or decaying meats or vegetables, and any offensive or injurious articles. 58 v. 92, S 5; S. & S. 175.
§ 3860. May keep streets unobstructed
Such companies may keep the streets, alleys or avenues in front of their buildings free, open and clear of any and all obstructions from stoppage of wagons, carriages or vehicles of any kind, or of horses, mules or cattle, on market days, in market hours. 58 v. 92, S 6; S. & S. 175.
$ 3861. May construct sewers
When any such company erects its buildings in a city or village having a sewer with which the company may connect sewers of its own construction sufficient to drain its buildings, it shall construct such sewers, and so connect them; and, in cities and villages not having sewers, such companies may construct sewers for the drainage of their buildings, and charge and receive a compensation for the tapping and use of the same, or portions thereof. 58 v. 92, S 7; S. & S. 175.
$ 3862. Powers of mining and manufacturing corpora
tionsAny company heretofore incorporated or that may hereafter be incorporated under the laws of this state, for the purpose of mining or boring for petroleum or rock oil, or coal oil, salt or other vegetable, medicinal or mineral Auid, in the earth, or for refining or purifying the same, quarrying stone, marble, or slate, mining coal, iron, copper lead, or other minerals, or manufacturing the same, or engaged in the manufacturing of articles composed in the whole of iron or part of iron and wood, or for mapufacturing cotton or woolen fabrics in whole or in part, or both, and carrying on business connected with the main objects of such corporation, may, in its corporate name, take, hold and convey such real estate and personal estate as is necessary or convenient for the purpose for which it was incorporated, and may carry on its business, or so much thereof as is convenient, in any county in this state, or beyond the limits of this state, and may there hold any real or personal estate necessary or convenient for conducting the same. So O. L. 76.
$ 3863. May subscribe for stock in transportation com
paniesThe directors of any such company may authorize its president, or other proper officer, to purchase or subscribe for, in the name of the company, such an amount of the stocks of any railroad, or other transportation company, as they deem necessary, in order to procure facilities for transportation for the manufactories, mines, or other works of the company; but the written consent of the holders of two-thirds of the capital stock of the company to such subscription or purchase must first be had. 71. v. 69, $ 2.
§ 3864. Certain companies may consolidate
Any two or more such corporations may be consolidated in the manner and to the effect provided in sections thirty-three hundred and eighty-one and thirty-three hundred and eighty-two. 65 V. 50, § 1; S. & S. 241.
$ 3865. Certain conveyances must be made
When such agreement for consolidation has been duly ratified, in the manner specified in the preceding section, the president and the secretary of the company which, by the agreement, surrenders its name, properties, rights, and franchises, shall execute and deliver to the consolidated corporation proper deeds, assignments, and transfers, conveying to the consolidated corporation all of the rights, property and effects of the corporation so surrendering its name and property, and from and after the execution of such transfers the corporation so agreeing to surrender its name and rights shall cease to be a corporation, and to exercise corporate rights. 65 v. 50, S 4; S. & S. 242.
$ 3866. May build a railroad
Companies organized for the purpose of mining, quarrying, or manufacturing, may, when such purpose is stated in the articles of incorporation, construct a railroad with a single or double track, with such side-tracks, turnouts, offices and depots as they deem necessary to carry out the objects of the incorporation, from any mine, quarry, or manufactory, to any other railroad, or any canal, slack-water, navigation, or other navigable water or place within or upon the borders of this state, and shall, in respect to such railroad, be subject to and governed by the provisions of chapter two. 53 v. 103, § 3; S. & C. 344.
Under the strict construction applicable to grants of power of eminent domain to corporations, this section does not authorize mining companies to exercise the same power to appropriate private property that is conferred on railroad companies. Coal Co. v. Wigton, 19 Ohio St. 560.
A company organized under this section cannot change the place of its principal office, as named in its charter, by resolution of its board of directors; it must proceed under section 3238. Snow Fork Co. v. Hocking Coal & R. R. Co., 7 N. P. 191 (C. P.).
$ 3867. Mining companies may acquire additional power
A company organized for the purpose of mining coal, or for the purpose of mining iron ores and coal, or a part of whose business is the mining of iron ores and coal, may upon a vote of the holders of two-thirds its capital stock, engage in the business of manufacturing iron from ores, or engage in any other brauch of the manufacture of iron; but before it shall engage in such manufacture it shall, by its president, execute a certificate, under the corporate seal of the company, setting forth the particular branch or branches of the manufacture of iron in which it purposes to engage, and the place or places where the business or any part thereof, is to be located, the same to be verified by the oath of the president, and acknowledged, certified and forwarded to the secretary of state; and thereupon the company may carry on the business named in such certificate, in addition to the business named in the original articles of incorporation. 74 v. 21, § 1.
$ 3868. Museum, park, pond and rink companies
When a corporation organized for the purpose of constructing and conducting a museum to be used for the exhibition and preservation of works of nature and art, and for instruction in connection therewith, or a public hall of any kind, or a park, pond, or rink to be used for skating or other lawful sports, or for holding fairs, festivals, public meetings, concerts or entertainments of any kind not prohibited by law, provides in its articles of incorporation, that its buildings, or designated part thereof, shall be devoted to the use of the public for all purposes set forth in its articles, free from all costs, charges, and expense, except such as may be necessary for providing the means to keep such buildings, or such designated part thereof and its grounds in proper condition and repair, and to pay the expenses of insurance, care, management, and attendance, so that the public may have the benefit thereof for all the legitimate uses set forth in its articles at as little expense as possible, and that no stockholder, subscriber, trustee, director, or member shall receive any compensation, gain, or profit from the corporation for such public use of its buildings, or such designated part thereof, the authorities of any city, village, or county in which the corporation is located, may appropriate to such use and grant the right and permit such corporation to erect and perpetually maintain its buildings on any of the parks, lands, lots, or grounds which, or the use of which belong to or are subject to the control of such city, village, or