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CHAPTER XXVII.

An Act for the taking of a census, and for the enumeration of the inhabitants of this State.

SECTION 1. Assessors in the several towns of this state authorized to take an enumeration of the inhabitants of their respective towns.

2. Secretary of State to prepare appropriate forms and print and transmit them to the several County Auditors-when.

3. Assessors and assistants to take and subscribe an oath for faithful performance of duties.

4. Enumeration to be made by actual enquiry-when to commence and when to be completed.

5. County Auditors to prepare duplicate copies-disposition of each.

6. Compensation for services of Assessors and Assistants-compensation of County Auditors.

7. Duty of County Auditors when Assessors refuse to perform the duties required by this

act.

8. Duty of Secretary of State upon reception of full returns-compensation.

9. Penalty for neglecting or refusing to perform duties after acceptance.

10. Appropriation for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act.
11. When act to take effect.

Beit enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

SECTION 1. The assessors of the several towns in this State, under the direction of the county auditors of their respective counties, are hereby authorized and required to take an enumeration of the inhabitants in Assessors author their respective towns, omitting in such enumeration, enumeration of the Indians not entitled to the right of suffrage under the Inhabitants of their constitution and laws of the State; and in case there

ized to take an

respective towns.

shall be no organized town, or shall be no assessor in any district composing the whole or a part of any county, then and in every such case, the county auditor of the county to which any such district may be attached for judicial purposes, shall appoint one or more assistants with power to perform the service required of town assessors by this act; and within the limits of any incorporated city or village, the said services shall be performed by the assessor of the corporation.

SEC. 2. The Secretary of State shall prepare appropriate forms, distinguishing therein persons of each sex, deaf and dumb, blind, insane, and persons of

to prepare appropriate forms and

ty Auditors-when

color, and soldiers and officers in the actual service of Secretary of State the United States, who were residents of the district at the time of their enlistment, and shall cause a suffi- transmit to Councient number of copies thereof to be printed and transmitted to the several county auditors on or before the first day of May next, and immediately thereafter each of said auditors shall forward the requisite number of such forms to the town assessors and assistants appointed by him, within his county, to enable them to take said census in a uniform manner.

faithful perform

SEC. 3. The town assessors and assistants shall severally take and subscribe an oath before some person to take and subauthorized to administer oaths, previous to entering upon scribe an oath for the discharge of the duties imposed by this act, that ance of duties. they will well and truly cause to be made a just and perfect enumeration of all persons resident within their city, town or division, as the case may be, and a true return thereof make in pursuance of the provisions of this act, according to the best of their ability, which oath shall be returned with the census taken by each person respectively to the county auditor of the county, on or before the first day of August next.

Enumeration to be

commence and

SEC. 4. The said enumeration shall be made by an actual enquiry, by the person taking such census, at every dwelling or by personal enquiry of the head of every family, in their several cities, towns or districts, made by actual inand shall commence on the first day of June next, and quiry-when to shall be completed and closed in two months thereafter, when to be com and said enumeration shall include only those whose pleted. place of residence shall be in said cities, towns or districts, on the first day of June aforesaid, and those who' resided there at the time of their enlistment, and the several assessors and assistants shall deliver to the county auditor a true and accurate enumeration of all persons within their respective cities, towns and districts, which enumeration shall be set forth in schedule, according to the form prescribed by the Secretary of State, designating the city, town or district, and shall embrace the several families by the name of the head thereof, and the aggregate population therein.

SEC. 5. The several county auditors shall on the first day of August or sooner, if all the returns shall be received by him from the assessors and assistants,

County Auditors

to prepare duplicate copies dis

position of each.

Assessors, Assist

Compensation of ants and County

Auditors.

Duty of County Auditors when Assessors refuse to perform.

Duty of Secretary of State upon reception of full returns-compensa

tion.

prepare duplicate copies of the enumeration of the inhabitants of their respective counties, and transmit one of said copies to the Secretary of State, and deliver the other together with the returns received from the assessors and assistants to the register of deeds of the county, and the said register shall preserve the same on file in his office.

SEC. 6. The persons appointed to take said census shall be allowed compensation for the service to be performed in taking the same, as follows: Assessors of incorporated cities and villages shall be paid at the rate of one dollar for every one hundred persons enumerated by them respectively; town assessors and assistants appointed by the county auditors shall be paid at the rate of two dollars for every one hundred persons enumerated by them respectively; that the compensation for taking the enumeration in unorganized counties shall be three cents for each name so taken. And provided further, That each county auditor shall be allowed for making his returns five dollars, in case the schedules returned by him shall contain one thousand persons or less, and one dollar for every one thousand the schedules returned shall contain exceeding that number. The accounts for taking the census as herein provided, shall be certified by the county auditors respectively, and shall be paid out of the State treasury.

SEC. 7. In case any of the assessors should refuse to perform the duties required by this act, then it shall be the duty of the respective auditors to appoint assistants for the performance of such duties as in case of unorganized towns.

SEC. 8. It shall be the duty of the Secretary of State after receiving the returns from the auditors, to digest and compile the contents of such returns, showing the number of inhabitants belonging to the respective classes in the several counties and in the State, and to make his printed report to the Legislature at the commencement of its next regular session; and the Secretary of State shall receive two hundred dollars as an additional compensation for the performance of his duties under this act.

SEC. 9. Every county auditor, town assessor or assistant appointed and who shall have accepted said

ties after accept

appointment, who shall neglect or refuse to perform Penalty for refusthe duties required by them in taking or returning the ins to perforus census as herein directed, shall forfeit and pay the sum ance. of two hundred and fifty dollars, to be recovered in the manner provided by law for the collection of fines and forfeitures.

SEC. 10. The sum of five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated for the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of this act.

SEC. 11. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 3, 1865.

CHAPTER XXVIII.

An Act to prevent and punish interference with
workmen.

SECTION 1. Penalty for violating provisions of this act.

Beitenacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

Amount of appro

priation.

January 26, 1865.

this act.

SECTION 1. That every person who shall, by himself, or in combination with others, threaten or use any means to intimidate any workman in the employ or Penalty for violatdesirous of entering into the employ of any person, ing provisions of persons or corporation in this State, with intent thereby to cause such workman to leave such employ or to prevent him from entering therein, shall, upon conviction of such offense, be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months, or by both such

fine and imprisonment, in the discretion of the court having cognizance of the offense.

Approved January 26, 1865.

CHAPTER XXIX.

February 13, 1885. An Act to preserve and protect the growth of Ginseng.

-disposition of

fine so collected.

SECTION 1. Penalty upon conviction of persons digging or exposing for sale green ginseng root

between the first of May and the first of August.

2. When prosecutions to be commenced-disposition of fines so collected.
Duty of Supervisors and Constables.

3.

4. When act to take effect.

Beit enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota :

Penalty for digging or exposing

SECTION 1. That if any person or persons shall dig, or have in his, her or their possession, or expose for for sale green gin- sale, or purchase, within the State of Minnesota, any

seng root-when.

green ginseng root, between the first day of May, and the first day of August, in each year, such person or persons shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof, shall be fined in a sum not less than five dollars, nor more than one hundred dollars, in the discretion of the court.

SEC. 2. That all prosecutions under the provisions of this act shall be commenced within three months from the time such offense shall have been committed,

When prosecutions and not afterwards, and the same shall be on complaint to be commenced under oath, before any justice of the peace in the

county where the offense shall have been committed, and all fines imposed and collected under this act, shall be paid one-half to the complainant, and one-half into the treasury of the county, where such conviction shall take place, for the use of common schools within such county.

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