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to be taken, and that they will faithfully and honestly discharge the trust reposed in them.

SEC. 15. If the assessment shall be set aside by the council or by the court, the council may proceed to order another or new assessment, shall appoint new commissioners who shall be notified by the clerk as the first, and who shall proceed in like manner as provided for the first, and all proceedings shall be as hereinbefore provided in the first instance, and all parties in interest shall have like rights, and the said council and other city officers shall perform like duties and have like powers in relation to any subsequent assessment as are hereby given in relation to the first.

SEC. 16. When such assessments shall have been confirmed, and no appeal shall have been taken therefrom, or if an appeal shall have been taken when judgwent to confirm the assessment shall have been rendered thereon, the same shall be a lawful and sufficient condemnation of the land or property sought to be appropriated, and the order of confirmation of the said council shall be prima facie evidence that all the proceedings precedent thereto were just and regular. After such final proceeding, the said council shall cause to be paid to the owner of such property or his agent, the amount of damage over and above all benefits which may have been awarded therefor, but the claimant shall in all cases furnish an abstract of title showing himselt entitled to such damages before the same shall be paid. If in any case the council shall have any doubt as to who is entitled to the damage for the land or property taken, they may require of the claimant a bond to its satisfaction, with good and sufficient sureties, conditioned to hold the city harmless in the premises from all loss, costs and expences the city might sustain should any other person show himself entitled to the said damage or any part thereof. If the owner be unknown or refuse to receive his assessment, the amount thereof may be deposited with the city treasurer for the benefit of such person, and subject to his order, which deposit shall be a sufficient payment of such assessment.

Sec. 17. In all cases the title to property taken and condemned shall be in the city of Stillwater in fee simple.

SEC. 18. When any known owner of any land or premises affected by the proceedings under this chapter shall be an infant or laboring under any other legal disability, his next friend or in his default, the city attorney for said city shall apply to the judge of probate of Washington county, who shall thereupon appoint a guardian for such person, upon whom notice may be served, and with whom proceedings may be had as with other persons under no disability.

Sec. 19. Any person whose property has been appropriated and


SEC. 23. This act shall take effect and be in force from and atter its passage.

Approved March 5, 1874.




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

SECTION 1. That chapter thirteen of the special laws of Minnesota for the year eighteen hundred and seventy-two, be amended so as to read as follows: All that part of the township of Wasioja, in the county of Dodge and state of Minnesota, included within the following described limits or boundaries, viz. : The east one half of section No. thirty-three, and all of section thirty-four, all in township No. one hundred and seven, range seventeen, is hereby constituted a village by the name and style of the village of Dodge Center, and by that name the people now inhabiting or those who may hereafter inhabit the said district in said county, shall be a municipal corporation, possessing all the powers incident to municipal corporations at common law, with perpetual succession, and shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with, of suing and being sued, and of pleading and being impleaded in all courts of law and equity, and may have a common seal.

Sec. 2. The inhabitants of said village having the qualifications of electors of members of the legislature of the state of Minnesota as hereinafter provided, may elect a president, three trustees, a treasurer and a recorder who shall hold their respective offices for one year or until their successors are elected and qualified; also a justice of the peace, and a constable, who shall hold their respective offices for two years or until their successors are elected and qualitied, and before entering upon the duties of their respective offices they shall each take an oath or affirmation to support the constitution and laws of the state of Minnesota and faithfully discharge the duties of his office. The treasurer shall give such bonds as the village council may require. The treasurer shall keep a true account


Seventh.-To direct the location and management of slaughter houses and markets in said village, and to regulate the sale, stor. age and conveyance of gunpowder, or other combustible material

. Eighth To compel the owners or agents of any yard, pen, privy, sewer, or any unwholesome or nauseous place, to clean, remove or abate the same as the village council may deem necessary for the health, comfort and convenience of the inhabitants of said village.

Ninth.— To prevent the dangerous construction of chimneys, fireplaces, hearths, stoves, stove pipes, ovens, boilers, boiler-stacks, and apparatus in or about any building, and to cause the same to be placed in a safe condition, at the expense of the owner or owners, to prevent the deposit of ashes in unsafe places, or the throwing of them in the street, to regulate and prevent the use of fire-arms, and to establish such regulations for the prevention and extinguishment of fires as they may deem expedient and proper; and may also provide for the sinking of wells, cisterns, or tanks, and turnishing them with pumps or buckets and hose, and may also direct the owners, agents, or lessees of any building or buildings in any exposed parts of the village, to procure and keep constantly on hand ready for immediate use, ladders of sufficient length to reach the highest part of their buildings; and pails or buckets, and may also direct that tubs or barrels of water or brine may be kept filled at all times.

Tenth.—The village council may, by a unanimous vote, exempt a limited number of legal voters residents of said village, trom highway tax or serving on juries, provided they are members of a fire company organized and regulated under the direction of said village council.

Eleventh.To license public showmen or exhibitions, billiardtables and bowling alleys.

Twelfth.To prevent and punish horse running [racing,] immoderate riding or driving in the streets, to compel persons to fasten their teams attached to vehicles while in the streets.

Sec. 5. Said village council shall have power and authority to declare and impos fines, penalties and punishments, and to enforce the same against any person or persons who may violate any of the provisions of any ordinance, rule or by-law enacted by them, and all such ordinances, rules and by-laws are hereby declared to have the force of law; Provided, They are not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the United States and the state of Minnesota.

SEC. 6. All ordinances, rules and by-laws shall be enacted by a majority of all the members of the village council, and shall be signed by the chairman, attested by the recorder, and published once in a newspaper published in the county of Dodge, or posted conspicuously in three of the most public places in said village for ten days, and shall be recorded in a book kept for that purpose.

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