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[House Joint Resolution No. 411.]

[305.) AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE UNITED ELECTRIC LIGHT AND

WATER COMPANY.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That section seven of the charter incorporating The United Electric Light and Water Company, approved June 10, 1901, is hereby amended by adding at the end of said section the words “ If any stock shall be issued otherwise than for cash, a majority of the directors shall make and sign upon the record book of the corporation a statement showing particularly of what the property received in payment for said stock consists, and that it has an actual value equal to the amount for which it is so received”; and also by adding after the word “stock" in the twelfth line of said section seven the words “ in addition to the amount hereinbefore authorized.”

Sec. 2. Section three of said charter is hereby amended by striking out of said section the words “ for the purposes set forth in section seven of this resolution."

Approved, May 27, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 407.]

[306.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE SOMERS AND ENFIELD ELECTRIC RAILWAY COMPANY AND EXTENDING THE TIME WITHIN

WHICH SAID COMPANY MAY CONSTRUCT ITS TRACKS.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That the corporate office of the Somers and Enfield Electric Railway Company, incorporated by the general assembly at its January session, 1899, be hereafter located in the city and town of Hartford, instead of in Somers and Enfield as provided in its charter.

SEC. 2. The time within which the said Somers and Enfield Electric Railway Company may construct its tracks on any of the routes on which it now has a right to construct tracks, is hereby extended to the first day of July, 1905.

Approved, May 27, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 402.)

[307.]
INCORPORATING THE WALLINGFORD TRAMWAY COMPANY.

Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That Walter J. Leavenworth, Frank A. Wallace, George E. Dickerman, Charles B. Yale, and Ralph T. Ives, all of Wallingford, together with such other persons as they may hereafter associate with them, be and they are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, under the name of The Wal

lingford Tramway Company, to be located in the town of Wallingford, and by that name shall have the powers and privileges usually granted to street railway companies in this state, and all such powers as are or may be necessary to carry into effect the purposes and objects of this charter.

Sec. 2. Said company is hereby authorized and empowered to construct, maintain, and operate a street railroad by any power except steam on, through, and over the routes hereinafter described, with not more than two tracks, together with such turnouts, switches, and terminals as may be necessary and convenient for the full use of the same, to wit: Commencing at a point about one hundred and fifty feet southerly from the intersection of Colony and South Main streets in the town of Wallingford at and with a connection with the tracks of the Meriden Electric Railroad Company to be built, or in case the railway hereby authorized shall have been completed and the tracks of the Meriden Electric Railroad Company shall not be extended to said point within thirty days after said last named company has received written notice of said completion, then commencing on South Main street or on Colony street southerly from the junction thereof with South Main street at and with a connection with the then southerly terminus of the tracks of the Meriden Electric Railroad Company; thence through Colony street to North Haven town line; thence along old Colony road in North Haven to North Haven green; thence southerly in North Haven along main highway by the Julius Beach place, so-called, and residence of Hubert F. Potter, crossing under grade the tracks of the Air Line division of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company, to the terminus of the tracks of The Fair Haven and Westville Railroad Company at Montowese near the residence of Eaton Brothers. Also in North Haven, from said main highway at the corner by the Julius Beach place easterly along the highway leading to the Potwin place, so-called, crossing over grade the tracks of the Air Line division of the New York, New Haven, and Hartford Railroad Company; thence through private way in a southwesterly direction to a point on said main highway between said Air Line railroad and the residence of Hubert F. Potter; and thence along said main highway southerly to the terminus of the tracks of The Fair Haven and Westville Railroad Company at Montowese near the residence of Eaton Brothers. And said company is hereby authorized to deviate from either of said routes upon any private lands or rights of way which it has or may acquire near thereto and again enter the same; provided, that nothing herein shall be construed to authorize said company to materially deviate from said line or to cross any steam railroad at grade. Said company is further hereby authorized to make any traffic arrangement between it and any other connecting railroad company that may be mutually desired.

SEC. 3. The capital stock of said The Wallingford Tramway Company shall be seventy-five thousand dollars, with the privilege of increasing the same from time to time to a sum not exceeding five

hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, which shares shall be deemed personal property and shall be transferable only on the books of the company by the holder or his attorney in such manner as the by-laws shall prescribe. Said company is hereby authorized to issue full paid stock, at its par value, in exchange for any portion of the cost of construction and equipping said road, or in exchange for the stock, bonds, or property of any gas, electric light, railway, or power company which it may purchase or consolidate with as hereinafter provided.

Sec. 4. Said company is hereby authorized and empowered to . use electricity or any lawful power except steam as a motive power upon said railway, and may erect, maintain, and use 'all necessary, proper, and lawful appliances for the purpose of operating said railway and for the proper distribution and application of the power used by it for that purpose; and said company may purchase and hold such real estate as may be necessary to fully carry out the objects of this resolution, and may collect and receive such reasonable toll or fare for the carriage of each passenger and for freight transported over such road as the board of directors may from time to time determine.

Sec. 5. Said company is hereby authorized to secure any bonds issued under and by virtue of the provisions of the general statutes relating to street railways, by a mortgage upon the whole or any part of its property, and in case said company shall purchase or consolidate with any gas, electric light, railway, or power company, as hereinafter provided, said company may issue additional bonds for seventy-five per centum of such an amount as it shall pay for such gas, electric light, railway, or power company, and may secure the same upon the property so purchased or in connection with all the franchises and other property of said company.

SEC. 6. Said company is hereby authorized to lease, purchase, or consolidate with any gas, electric light, railway, or power company, and to lease, sell, and dispose of all its property, rights, privileges, and franchises to any other company, upon such terms and conditions as the board of directors shall direct; provided, however, that any such action of the directors shall be ratified and confirmed by a two-thirds vote of the stockholders of said company.

Sec. 7. Whenever said company shall require any land upon which to construct such railway and shall be unable to agree with the owner or owners thereof as to the damages accruing thereby, said company may acquire title thereto in the same manner as provided in section 3687 of the general statutes relating to the taking of land by railroad companies for railroad purposes.

Sec. 8. The government and direction of the affairs of said company shall be vested in a board of not less than three directors, who shall be stockholders, and who shall hold their respective offices until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. Said directors

may from their number appoint an executive committee and confer upon such committee such powers as they deem proper, and they are hereby authorized to make, alter, and repeal lawful by-laws for said company for the management of the property and business of said company. They shall from their number elect a president of said company, who shall also be the presiding officer of said board of directors; and shall also elect a secretary, a treasurer, and such other officers and agents as may be provided for in said by-laws.

Sec. 9. Any three of the corporators named in the first section of this resolution are hereby authorized to call the first meeting of the corporators, open books for subscription to the capital stock, and, when said stock has been fully subscribed for, close the same, and shall call the first meeting of the stockholders at such time and place and upon such notice as they deem proper.

SEC. 10. Any crossing over grade of the tracks of any steam railroad shall be by a bridge spanning the location not less than eighteen feet in the clear above the tracks of the steam railroad, to be constructed to the approval of the railroad commissioners.

Sec. 11. Except as otherwise herein expressly provided this charter shall be subject in all its parts to the general laws relating to street railways and street railway companies.

Approved, May 21, 1903.

[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 292.]

[308.] AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE HARTFORD CO-OPERATIVE INVEST

MENT AND SECURITY COMPANY. Resolved by this Assembly: That the charter of The Hartford Coöperative Investment and Security Company, approved May 31, 1899, is hereby amended by adding the following: “Said company may increase its capital stock from time to time to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars upon the vote of two-thirds of the stockholders of the company at the time the vote is taken, which stock shall not be issued except for cash or its equivalent."

Approved, May 21, 1903.

[House Bill, Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 172.]

[309.] AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE NEW BRITAIN GENERAL.

HOSPITAL FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1905. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

The following sum is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensa

tion for the object hereinafter specified for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1905: For The New Britain General Hospital, ten thousand dollars.

Approved, May 21, 1903.

[House Bill, Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 171.]

[310.)

AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO THE NEW BRITAIN GENERAL

HOSPITAL FOR THE TWO YEARS ENDING SEPTEMBER 30, 1905. Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

The following sum is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, in full compensation for the object hereinafter specified for the two fiscal years ending September 30, 1905: For The New Britain General Hospital, for an addition to said hospital, twelve thousand dollars.

Approved, May 21, 1903.

[Senate Bill, Substitute for Senate Joint Resolution No. 23.]

[311.] AN ACT MAKING AN APPROPRIATION TO PURCHASE MEDALS FOR THE FIRST, SECOND, AND THIRD REGIMENTS OF CONNECTICUT

VOLUNTEERS.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. The sum of two thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and expended under the direction of the adjutant-general in the preparation of medals to be distributed by him to the members of the First, Second, and Third Regiments of Connecticut Volunteers and to those general and staff officers selected by the governor who responded to President Lincoln's first call for troops on April 15, A.D. 1861, and who were mustered in and served honorably. In case of the death of any of the persons hereinbefore described, his medal may be presented to his widow, child, or other representative as the adjutant-general may determine. Authority is hereby granted to the adjutant-general to use on the said medals the state seal used by Governor William A. Buckingham.

Said appropriation shall be in lieu of any future appropriation for the erection of any monuments or memorial tablets to any of the hereinbefore mentioned regiments.

Approved, May 21, 1903.

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