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to hold their respective offices in such corporation until they are succeeded therein, as provided in the constitution or by-laws or the rules and regulations of such body. SEC. 9. Any corporation organized and incorporated and by-laws. under the provisions of this act shall have power in such manner as it may determine to adopt a constitution, bylaws, rules and regulations providing for its government and to carry on its business and to determine who shall be members of the same and what officers it shall have and how they shall be selected, and it may in the manner by it determined alter and amend or repeal the same. Provided, however, that the constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations of any body incorporating under the provisions of this act that are in force at the time such incorporation is effected shall continue in full force as the constitution, by-laws, rules and regulations of such corporation until changes in the same theretofore or thereafter adopted by it in the manner by it provided go into effect as by it provided.

of charter.

SEC. 10. Whenever the charter or warrant of author- Surrender ity of any such grand lodge or subordinate lodge of the Ancient Order of United Workmen incorporated under the provisions of this act is taken away, revoked or surrendered, or such grand lodge or subordinate lodge becomes defunct, pursuant to the provisions of the constitution or by-laws or the rules and regulations of the governing body of said Ancient Order of United Workmen having under the rules and laws thereof jurisdiction so to take away, revoke or receive the surrender of such charter or warrant of authority, and whenever the charter or warrant of authority of any such state camp or local camp of the Modern Woodmen of America incorporated under the provisions of this act is taken away, revoked or surrendered, or such state camp or local camp becomes defunct pursuant to the provisions of the constitution or by-laws of said Modern Woodmen of America, the corporate powers of such grand lodge or subordinate lodge or such state camp or local camp, as the case may be. shall cease and determine, except that such corporation, as such, shall have power to sell, convey and dispose of its property and wind up its business affairs.

SEC. 11. Sections 2990, 2991, 2992 and 2993 of the Repealed. General Statutes of 1894, as amended by chapter 20 of the General Laws of 1895, and as amended by chapter 180 of the General Laws of 1899, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved Feb. 8, 1901.

S. F. No. 13.

Amendment. Supreme court reporter.

Duties of.

CHAPTER 3.

An act to amend section 2279 of the General Statutes of 1894, relating to the duties of the reporter of the supreme court.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne

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SECTION I. That section 2279 of the General Statutes of 1894 be, and the same is hereby, amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 2279. The reporter shall make careful and accurate reports of all cases argued and decided by the supreme court. He shall be entitled to the possession of the original files in all cases for a reasonable time to prepare copies for publication, and shall report the cases more or less at large, according to their relative importance. The report of each case shall contain concise notes of the points decided, a statement of the facts taken from the record, when the same are not fully given in the opinion of the court, the names of the counsel, with the points made and authorities cited (more or less at length in the discretion of the reporter), and the opinion of the court; and all references in any such opinion to any Minnesota case which has been reported in the periodical known as "The Northwestern Reporter" shall be followed in the official reports by a citation of the book and page of said Northwestern Reporter where said case was reported therein; and the book and page of said Northwestern Reporter where each opinion of the supreme court has been reported shall be noted by said reporter immediately preceding or following the same opinion hereafter printed in the Minnesota Reports. He shall publish a volume of such reports as often as there is sufficient matter to form a volume of not less than six hundred pages. All volumes hereafter published shall bear the uniform title of "Minnesota Reports." Provided, that compliance with the provisions of this act shall not operate to delay the composition upon or printing of said reports.

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

Approved Feb. 9, 1901.

CHAPTER 4.

S. F. No. 66.

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An act fixing the salary of assistant county attorneys Salaries in counties having a population of not less than seventy- attorneys in five thousand (75.000) and not more than one hundred counties 75,thousand (100,000) inhabitants.

Be it encated by the Legislature of the State of Minne

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SECTION I. That in all counties in this state that now have, or that may hereafter have, a population of not less than seventy-five thousand (75,000) and not more than one hundred thousand (100,000) inhabitants, the salary of any assistant county attorney is hereby fixed at eighteen hundred dollars (1,800) annually, payable in monthly installments at the end of each month.

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

Approved Feb. 9, 1901.

000 to 100,000.

CHAPTER 5.

S. F. No. 47.

Independent

An act to amend section one (1) of chapter one hun- Amendment. dred and three (103) of the General Laws of Minnesota school dists. for the year one thousand eight hundred and ninetynine (1899), entitled "An act providing for the issue of bonds for the purchase of sites and erecting school houses in independent school districts, and to repeal chapter three hundred and fifty-nine (359) of General Laws of Minnesota for 1897."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne

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That section one (1) of chapter one hundred and three (103) of the General Laws of Minnesota for the year eighteen hundred and ninety-nine (1899) be, and the same hereby is, amended so as to read as follows:

SECTION I. That in all cases where the legal voters of any independent school district shall have, after January first (1st), 1901, at a legally called meeting, by a majority vote of those present and voting, authorized the purchase of a site or sites, the erection thereon of a school house or school houses, the erection of a school house or school houses or addition thereto on a site or sites already owned by said independent school district, the completion thereof, and designated the amount of money to be raised for such purposes, or any of them, the board of education of such independent school district may issue

Bonds for buildings.

sites and

[blocks in formation]

bonds of such district for the amount so designated, which bonds shall be signed by the president and clerk of such board of education. Such bonds shall be payable in such amounts and at such times, with such interest not exceeding five (5) per cent per annum, as the board of education may direct, and shall not be sold for less than their par value.

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

Approved Feb. 14, 1901.

CHAPTER 6.

An act in relation to the recording of log marks in the lumber districts of the State of Minnesota.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne

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SECTION 1. That within thirty (30) days after the passage of this act the surveyor general of logs and lumber in each district of this state may open, or cause to be opened, a new book of record, in which shall be recorded the log mark or marks of any person desiring to have the same recorded; and in that case it shall be the duty of such surveyor general to transfer and re-enter of record in such new book, without charge, any log mark or marks now of record in his office, the owner of which shall request in writing, within six (6) months after the passage of this act, to have the same so transferred, and the original record of any log mark now of record in said office not so transferred within six (6) months after the passage of this act shall thenceforth be void and of no effect except as to logs or timber marked with any such mark previous to the opening of such record.

SEC. 2. The said record book hereinbefore mentioned is hereby declared to be a public record, and of the same character, force and effect as evidence as the other record in said office, and certified transcripts therefrom shall be admissable in evidence in the same manner and to the same extent as like transcripts of the other records of said office.

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

Approved Feb. 14, 1901.

CHAPTER 7.

An act to fix the time for holding the general terms of the district court in and for the county of Cottonwood. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne

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S. F. No. 83.

Cottonwood

SECTION I. That the general term of the district court Court terms in and for the county of Cottonwood and Thirteenth Judi- county. cial district of this state shall hereafter be held in each year as follows: On the first Monday in June and the second Monday in November.

SEC. 2. All writs, recognizances, bonds, continuance proceedings issued, made or returnable to the district court of said county, as fixed by law, prior to the taking effect of this act, shall be and the same are made returnable to the terms of said court, as the same are prescribed by this act.

SEC. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent to this act are hereby repealed.

SEC. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved Feb. 14, 1901.

CHAPTER 8.

S. F. No. 17.

An act to amend section 1429, General Statutes 1894. Amendment. relating to public libraries.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minne

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SECTION 1. Section 1429, General Statutes of Minnesota, are hereby amended to read as follows:

Public libraries.

Said directors shall, immediately after appointment, Officers. meet and organize by the election of one of their number president, and another of their number secretary, and by the election of such other officers as they may deem necessary. And said secretary, before entering upon the duties of his office, shall be required to give bond, with sureties, to the satisfaction of and in an amount to be fixed by said directors.

They shall make and adopt such by-laws, rules and By-laws. regulations for their own guidance, and for the government of the library and reading room, or either of them, as may be expedient, not inconsistent with this act.

They shall have the exclusive control of the expendi- Powers. ture of all moneys collected and placed to the credit of the library fund, and of the construction of any library build

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