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like manner be paid annually thereafter on the first Monday in January of each year; provided, that no other tax Proviso. or other impost shall be levied or assessed upon the said company.

18. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for the said Company company to purchase any plank road or roads within the chase other

roads. limits aforesaid, and to manage and conduct the same, and in case they do not purchase the said roads, then they shall not construct their said road within fifty feet of any such plank road without their consent, except to cross the same, and in doing so they shall cross at right angles, as near as possible.

19. And be it enacted, That this act shall continue in force Limitation. for and during the term of twenty years, and that the legislature may at any time alter, modify or repeal the same.

Approved March 23, 1859.

CHAPTER CXCIV.

As act concerning elections in the township of Winslow in the county

of Camden.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Manner of

conducting the State of New Jersey, That from and after the passage of elections. this act, at all annual or general elections, held in the township of Winslow in the county of Camden, it shall and may be lawful for the election officers in said township,

conducting such elections, to open the ballot box at the hour of seven o'clock on the morning of election day, at the town or village of Winslow, in said township, and there to keep the same open for the reception of votes, until the hour of twelve o'clock noon of said day, when the same shall be closed, and the election and ballot box shall be removed to a suitable public place, in the town or village of Tansborough in said township, where the election and the said ballot box shall again be opened, on the same day, at the hour of two o'clock in the afternoon, where the said election is to be kept open, conducted and concluded as prescribed by the several acts of this state regulating elections; and that all acts or parts of acts conflicting with the provisions of this act, be and the same are hereby repealed, so far as they relate to said township of Winslow.

2. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved March 23, 1859.

C CHAPTER CXCV.

An Act explanatory of the act entitled “Supplement to an act entitled

An act respecting the Independent Essex Brigade, and to better regulate and discipline the same,” approved March fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight.

Preamble. WHEREAS, doubts have arisen whether the provisions of

the original act, approved March twentieth, eighteen

hundred and fifty-seven, apply to and have effect in the county of Union, as is expressly provided for in the fifth section of the supplement thereto, therefore,

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Provisions the State of New Jersey, That the provisions of the act en- tended. titled "An act respecting the Independent Essex brigade, and to better regulate and discipline the same," approved March twentieth, eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, as well as of the supplement thereto, approved March fourth, eighteen hundred and fifty-eight, shall be applied to and have effect in the county of Union; provided, however, that Proviso. instead of the amount of fifty cents therein directed to be assessed upon every white male inhabitant capable of performing militia duty between the ages of twenty-one and forty-five, there shall be assessed annually only the sum of twenty-five cents upon such persons as are liable to such assessment by the provisions of the act to which this is a supplement.

Approved March 23, 1859.

CHAPTER CXCVI.

An Act regulating the election of overseers of highways in the township

of Millville, in the county of Cumberland.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Notice to be the State of New Jersey, That the overseers of the highways district road

meetings.

of the several road districts in the township of Millville, in the county of Cumberland, shall be elected by the legal voters of the several districts, as they may be arranged from time to time by the township committee in said township; and for the purpose of carrying this provision into effect, it shall be the duty of the township committee of the said township to give public notice of the time and place of holding the first district road meetings under this act, and which meetings shall be held on the Saturday next previous to the annual town meetings in said township; and shall cause notice thereof to be posted up in some conspicuous place in such district, at least five days before the time of holding any such meeting, which shall be some convenient place in the district, when and where the legal voters in the township residing in such road district, shall assemble for the purpose of such election; and at which time and place such legal voters assembled, having been called to order by any legal voter in the road district, shall proceed viva voce, by the holding up of hands or by count, to elect a moderator of such meeting by plurality of votes; and being so organized, the meeting shall proceed as in the election of a moderator to elect an overseer of the highway for such road district: the moderator of each district meeting shall notify the township committee at their first meeting after such election, in writing, of the election of such overseer; and in case of the failure of any district to elect an overseer, or of the person so elected to accept of the appointment, the township committee shall fill such vacang and furnish a list of the names of said overseers of the highways so elected or appointed to the clerk of the township, and it shall be his duty to publish the same, with the names of the officers and proceedings of said first town meeting after the election of said overseers.

2. And be it enacted, That all subsequent district road meetings in said township shall be called by the overseers of the respective road districts, upon notice posted up in some conspicuous place in such road district, at least five days before the time of holding such meeting; and all such

Subsequent district road meetings, how called.

subsequent district road meetings shall be held on Saturday preceding the annual town meetings in said township; and should the overseer of any district fail to call such meeting or the individual elected refuse to accept such appointment, or in case of a vacancy arising from any other cause, the township committee shall fill such vacancy, and cause the names of the persons so elected or appointed to be published as aforesaid.

Approved March 23, 1859.

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An act for the removal of all obstructions to the free passage of the

waters of the Passaic river and its small streams, between the turnpike bridge, in the village of Chatham, and the northeast end of an island, belonging to Charles Hopping and John Cook, a short distance below Cook's bridge, at Hanover, Morris county.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of Assessments the State of New Jersey, That for the greater convenience on lands

subject to be of the owners of these flowed lands to improve the same overflowed. by drainage, they shall begin at the turnpike bridge, in the village of Chatham, and from thence shall terminate their work at the northeast end of an island in the river Passaic, belonging to Charles Hopping and John Cook, a small distance below Hanover bridge; that it shall be the duty of the managers, to be appointed as hereinafter men.

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