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of charcoal, tirewood and other fuel, and to appoint suitable persons to inspect, superintend and conduct the same.

Second.To compel the owners or occupants of buildings or grounds to remove snow, dirt or rubbish from the sidewalks, streets, alleys opposite thereto; and in their default, by some officer of the village at the expense of the said owners or occupants.

Third.To regulate and license public auctions and vendues.

Fourth.-To provide by ordinance for a standard of weights and measures, the appointment of a village sealer, and to provide for the punishment for the use of false weights and measures.

SEC. 30. The said village of Easton shall be liable for its proportionate share and interest of any bonds or other indebtednes which has been or may be voted or incurred by those townships for any purpose whatever prior to the time when this act shall take effect or be entorced.

Sec. 31. The farm land not surveyed and platted as town lots embraced within the limits and boundaries of the said village of Easton shall be exempt from attachment levy or sale upon execution or any other process issuing out of any court within this state, except as provided in chapter sixty-eight of the general statutes relating to homestead exemptions, the same as though they were not included in any corporate town, [city or village].

Sec. 32. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after

its passage.

Approved March 9, 1874.




Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. All that part of the township of Blooming Prairie, in the county of Steele and state of Minnesota, included within the following described limits or boundaries, to-wit: Section (36) thirtysix, section (25) twenty-five, the east (1) half of section (35) thirtyfive, the east (!) half of section (26) twenty-six, section twentyfour (24), and the east half (1) of section twenty-three (23), in village council of said village, any three of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of any business and shall have full pow. er and authority to enact, adopt, modify and enforce, and from time to time amend or repeal all such ordinances, rules and by-laws as they shall deem expedient for the following purposes, to wit:


First.--To provide for the construction and maintenance of suitable sidewalks, and street crossings, as they shall deem expedient, at the expense of the owners of the lots or parts of lots respectively opposite and adjoining to such sidewalks and crossings.

Second.--To prevent riots, noise, disturbance of meetings or pub. lic assemblies whatever, to punish any person or persons who may be engaged in, or in any way connected with the same, and generally to promote and preserve good order and the public peace.

Third.—To prevent the encumbering of streets, sidewalks, lanes or alleys with carriages, carts, wagons, boxes, barrels, sleighs, firewood, lumber or any other material or substance whatever.

Fourth.To restrain the running at large of cattle, swine, sheep, horses, mules and poultry, and to authorize the impounding, distraining and sale of the game.

Fiftn.- To prevent any person from bringing, depositing or having within the village any putrid carcass or other unwholesome substance, to require the removal of the same by any person who shall have the same upon his premises, or by the person who may have put the same thereon ; or from any street, lane, public square or alley, and in detault to authorize the removal thereof at the expense of such person so required to remove the same.

Sixth.To prevent open or notorious drunkenness, brawling or obscenity in the streets, alleys or public places, and to provide for the punishment of all persons who may be guilty of the same.

Seventh.-To prevent all persons from doing any damage to sidewalks.

Eighth.To direct the location and management of slaughter houses and markets in said village and to regulate the sale, storage, conveying and keeping of gunpowder and other combustible materials.

Ninth.-To compel the owners, agents, or lessees of any hog yard or hog pen, stable, privy, sewer, hide yard, slaughter house, markets or any other unwholesome or nauseous house or place, to clean, remove or abate the same from time to time as the village council may deem necessary for the health, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of said village.

Tenth - To prevent the dangerous construction and condition of chimneys, fire places, hearths, stoves, stove pipes, ovens, boilers, boiler stacks and apparatus used in or about any building, and to cause the same to be placed in a safe condition, at the expense of SEC. 9. All fines and penalties imposed under or by virtue of the provisions of this act shall belong to the village of Blooming Prairie, and shall constitute a fund to pay the expenses incurred under the provisions of this charter.


SEC. 10. Any five citizens, being treeholders within the corporate limits of said village, and having the qualifications requisite for electors of members of the state legislature may at any time call a meeting of the electors thereof to elect officers, provided for in section two (2) of this act, by posting a notice tor ten days prior to the meeting, at the post office and at two more public places within the limits of said village, stating the object of the meeting and the time and place of holding the same, and the electors present at the time and place may organize such meeting by choosing viva voce two judges of election and one clerk, who shall take an oath or affirmation to faithfully discharge the duties required of them; and said judges and clerk being duly qualified, shall forthwith open the polls by proclamation, and conduct the election in the manner prescribed by the statutes of Minnesota, for the election of township officers, and the judges of election shall give to each person elected a certificate of his election within five days after his election.

SEC. 11. After the first election of officers, the village council shall act as judges of election, and the annual meeting for the election of officers shall be held on the second Tuesday in April in each year, at such place in said village as the council may direct, and the polls shall be opened between the hours of ten (10) and eleven (11) o'clock in the forenoon, and close at four (4) o'clock in the atternoon of said day. At the close of the polls the votes shall be counted and a true statement thereof proclaimed to the voters by some one of the judges of election, and the recorder shall make a true copy thereof in a book kept for that purpose, and within five days thereatter shall notify in writing the persons so elected of their election.

Sec. 12. The village council shall give notice of the time and place of holding the annual meeting for the election of officers by posting a notice of the same fourteen days immediately prior to the day of election, at the post office and at three or more public places in said village, or by publishing it for two weeks immediately prior to said election, in a paper published in said village, and may at any time call a special meeting of the electors of the village by publishing or posting a notice as provided in this section for the call of the annual meeting ; Provided, No subject or question shall be considered or acted upon at any annual or special meeting unless it has been clearly stated in the notice for the call of such meeting.

Sec. 13. A majority of the legal voters of said village may at any annual or special meeting, authorize the village council to levy

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