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ordinance, issue his proclamation that at the general election of this city to be held on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April, the same being April 7th, 1885; which proclamation shall be filed with the city register and by him duly recorded and preserved; that at said election the said qualified voters shall vote for the rejection or adoption of this ordinance.

SEC. 4. Tickets to be printed.-The city register is required to have thousand tickets printed and deliver them in equal quantities to each polling place within the city before the polls open on April 7th, 1885. Said tickets shall have printed thereon these words: "For city of second class. No."

Yes.

SEC. 5. How voted.-Every qualified voter in favor of ratifying this ordinance may at such election deposit one of these ballots. For city of second class, yes," and every qualified voter opposed to such ratification may deposit at said election one of these ballots. "For city of second class, no."

Counting votes; result.-After such election the votes shall be duly canvassed, and the number for and against the adoption of this ordinance shall be made a matter of record, and if a majority of the votes cast are "for city of second class," then the mayor shall issue his proclamation so declaring the result of such election.

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SEC. 7. By acting mayor.-Mayor's office, City Hall, St. Joseph, Mo., March 11, 1885. Whereas, it is provided by law that any city or town in this state, existing by virtue of any local or special law, may elect to become a city and be incorporated in the class to which its population would entitle it under the provisions of chapter 89, article 1, of Revised Statutes [1879] of the State of Missouri;

And whereas, the city council of the city of Saint Joseph, State of Missouri, enacted an ordinance providing that the city of Saint Joseph be incorporated as a city of the second class, which was approved March 10, 1885;

And whereas, it is provided that the proposition shall be submitted to the legal voters of the city at an election to be held for that purpose, not less than twenty nor more than thirty days after the passage of such ordinance or proposition;

Now therefore, I, Samuel Westheimer, acting mayor of the city of Saint Joseph, do hereby announce and proclaim, that on the first Tuesday after the first Monday in April next, the same being Tuesday, the 7th day of April, A. D. 1885, an election will be held for the purpose of deciding whether the city of Saint Joseph shall be incorporated under the provisions of the general law provided for the government of cities of the second class, and upon that day the same will be submitted to the legal voters of the city, and every qualified voter in favor of ratifying this ordinance may at such election deposit a ballot for city of second class, yes," and every qualified voter opposed to ratifying this ordinance may deposit at said election a ballot for city of second class, no."

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Done at the mayor's office in the city of Saint Joseph, state of Missouri, the 11th day of March, A. D. 1885. SAMUEL WESTHEIMER,

Attest,

F. M. TUFTS, City Register.

Acting Mayor.

SEC. 8. Proclamation by mayor.-Mayor's office, City Hall, Saint Joseph, Missouri, March 26th, 1885. By virtue of the authority in me vested by the charter and ordinances of the city of Saint Joseph, state of Missouri, I, H. R. W. Hartwig, mayor of the city of St. Joseph, do hereby order and direct that an election be held at the usual places of voting in the several districts of each ward in the city of Saint Joseph, on the Tuesday after the first Monday in April, A. D. 1885, the same being Tuesday, the 7th day of April, 1885.

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Also for the purpose of approving or rejecting an ordinance providing that the city of Saint Joseph be incorporated as a city of the second class. Approved March 10th, 1885. Every qualified voter in favor of ratifying this ordinance may at such election deposit a written or printed ballot in this form, "for city of second class, yes;" and every qualified voter opposed to such ratification may deposit at said election a written or printed ballot in this form, "for city of second class, no."

Done at the mayor's office in the city of Saint Joseph, state of Missouri, this 26th day of March, 1885.

Attest,

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F. M. TUFTS, City Register.

H. R. W. HARTWIG,

Mayor.

SEC. 9. Proclamation by mayor declaring incorporation as a city of second class.--Whereas, it is provided by chapter 89, article 1, of Statutes [1879] of Missouri, that any city in this state existing by virtue of any special law, may elect to become a city of the class to which its population would entitle it under the provisions of this article, by passing an ordinance or proposition and submitting the same to the legal voters of such city, at an election to be held for that purpose, and if a majority of such voters voting at such election shall ratify such ordinance or proposition, the mayor of such city shall issue his proclamation declaring the result of such election, and thereafter such city shall, by virtue of such vote, be incorporated under the provisions of the general law provided for the government of the class to which such city belongs; which class shall be determined by the last census taken, whether state or national;

And whereas, at an election held for that purpose in the city of Saint Joseph, state of Missouri, on Tuesday the 7th day of April, A. D. 1885, not less than twenty nor more than thirty days after the passage of an ordinance or proposition entitled "an ordinance providing that the city of Saint Joseph be incorporated as a city of the second class," which was

approved March 10th, 1885, the whole number of legal voters voting at such election was thirty-three hundred and fifty-nine, and of these legal voters there were twenty-nine hundred and ninety-six voted in favor of said proposition or ordinance, being a majority of such voters voting at such election, ratifying the

same;

And whereas, the city of Saint Joseph, by the last national census, contained more than twenty and less than one hundred thousand inhabitants, entitling it under the provisions of said article to be a city of the second class;

Therefore, I, H. R. W. Hartwig, mayor of the city of Saint Joseph, by virtue of the power in me vested, and in accordance with the statute aforesaid, declare the result of such election as ratifying such ordinance or proposition, and proclaim the city of Saint Joseph incorporated under the provisions of the general law provided for the government of cities of the second class.

Done at the mayor's office in the city of Saint Joseph, and state of Missouri, this the 9th day of April, A. D. 1885. H. R. W. HARTWIG,

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SECTION 1. Powers of city; effect of reorganization.—Any city of the second class in this state may become a body corporate under the provisions of this article, in the manner provided by law, under the name and style of

the city of.... . ....; and by that name shall have perpetual succession; may sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts of law and equity, and in all actions whatsoever; may purchase, receive and hold property, real and personal, within such city, and beyond the limits of such city, to be used for the burial of the dead of such city; for the erection of water works to supply the city with water; for the establishment and erection of gas works to supply the city with light; for the establishment of a hospital or hospitals for the reception of persons infected with contagious or other diseases; for a poor house or poor houses, work house, house of correction, or for any other purposes; may sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any property for the benefit of the city; may receive bequests, gifts and donations, of all kinds of property within or without the city, in fee simple or in trust for charitable or other purposes, and do all acts necessary to carry out the purposes of such bequests, gifts and donations with power to manage, sell or lease or otherwise dispose of the same; and may have and use a common seal, and may break, change or alter the same at pleasure; and all courts of this state shall take judicial notice of such reorganization. The jurisdiction of any city which shall be reorganized under this article shall not in anywise be affected or changed in consequence of such reorganization, but such limits, wards and boundaries shall remain after such change or organization the same as at the time of such reorganization under this article; and all laws or parts of laws or ordinances, not inconsistent with the provisions of this article, which were operative in such city prior to its reorganization, shall continue to be in force until repealed or otherwise changed by ordinance. [R. S. 1889, Sec. 1237.

SEC. 2. Courts take judicial notice of city and class. When any city or town existing by virtue of the general law of the state, or by a local or special act, may elect to become a city of the second class, or any city of the second class shall be incorporated according to law, all courts of the

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