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the policy shall be void, unless the true title of the assured and the encumbrance on the premises be expressed therein.

Sec. 11. The directors shall settle and pay all losses within sixty days after they shall have been notified thereof as aforesaid, unless they shall judge it proper to replace the property destroyed, or repair the damages sustained, which they are hereby empowered to do within a reasonable time.

Sec. 12. When any house or other building shall be alienated, by sale or otherwise, the policy shall thereupon be void, and be surrendered to the directors of said company to be canceled; and upon such surrender, the assured shall be entitled to receive his, her, or their note or notes upon the payment of his, her, or their proportion of all losses and expenses that have accrued prior to such surrender; provided, however, that the grantee or alienee, having the policy assigned to him, may have the same ratified and confirmed to him, her, or them, for his, her, or their own proper use and benefit, upon application to the directors and with their consent, within thirty days next after such alienation, on giving proper security, to the satisfaction of the said directors, for such portion of the deposit or premium note as shall remain unpaid; and by such ratification and confirmation, the party causing the same shall be entitled to all the rights and privileges and subject to all the liabilities to which the original parties insured were entitled and subject under this resolution.

Sec. 13. If any alteration should be made in any house or building by the proprietor thereof, or by his consent, after insurance has been made thereon with said company, whereby it may be exposed to greater risk or hazard from fire than it was at the time it was insured, then, and in every such case, the insurance made upon such house or building shall be void, unless an additional premium and deposit be made with and paid to the directors; but no alteration or repairs in buildings not increasing such risk or hazard shall in any wise affect the insurance previously made thereon.

Sec. 14. In case any building or buildings, situated upon leased lands and insured by said company, be destroyed by fire, and the owner or owners thereof shall prefer to receive the amount of such loss in money, in such case the directors may retain the amount of the premium note given for the insurance thereof until the time for which insurance was made shall have expired; and, at the expiration thereof, the assured shall have the right to demand and receive such part of such retained sum or sums as has not been expended in losses and assessments.

SEC. 15. If insurance upon any house, houses, or any other buildings shall be and exist in said company and at or in any other office, or from any other person or persons at the same time or during any period of time when insurance subsists in the said The Guilford Mutual Fire Insurance Company, the said insurance made and effected in the last-mentioned company shall be deemed and become void, unless

such double insurance subsists with the consent of the directors indorsed on the policy.

SEC. 16. The incorporators hereinbefore mentioned, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of the incorporators of said company at any suitable time and place in said Guilford, by publishing a notice in a newspaper published in Guilford at least ten days before said meeting, giving the place, time, and business of said meeting, for the purpose of choosing the first board of directors, of making and establishing by-laws, and of transacting any business necessary and proper to carry into effect the provisions and intentions of this resolution; provided, however, that no policy shall be issued by said company until application shall be made for at least thirty thousand dollars of insurance.

SEC. 17. No building shall be insured by said company, used as a carpenter and joiners' shop, or carriage maker's shop, or any other building of whatever name or nature except dwelling houses and barns, but on such terms as the board of directors may especially agree upon; and no policy shall be construed to extend to any building wherein extra hazardous materials are allowed to be deposited unless specially mentioned and set forth in the policy issued for such insurance.

SEC. 18. It may be lawful for the board of directors at its discretion to cause a dividend of any surplus funds in the treasury of said company to be paid to the members thereof, according to the amount of each deposit note.

Sec. 19. The incorporators herein before named shall cease to be members of said company unless they insure therein within one year.

Approved, April 21, 1903.

[House Bill No. 438.]



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

Assembly convened:

SECTION 1. From and after the first day of January, 1904, the duty of repairing sidewalks within the limits of the city of Waterbury shall devolve upon said city, and said city is hereby authorized and empowered on and after said date to repair all such sidewalks and to make an appropriation to provide for payment of the same in the month of December, 1903, and annually thereafter.

Sec. 2. The duty of keeping sidewalks within said city free from snow and ice shall remain upon adjoining property owners, as now by law provided, and all ordinances of said city relating thereto are hereby ratified and confirmed.

Approved, April 21, 1903.

[House Joint Resolution No. 358.]




Resolved by this Assembly: That the name of Euleck Andrew Kulaszewiez of New Haven be and it is hereby changed to Euleck Andrew Kramer; provided, however, that the said Euleck Andrew Kulaszewiez shall file in the office of the town clerk of New Haven a written acceptance of this change on or before the first day of August, 1903.

Approved, April 21, 1903.

[Substitute for House Joint Resolution No. 21.]



Resolved by this Assembly: That section three of the resolution incorporating The Trustees of the National Council of the Congregational Churches of the United States, approved March 24, 1885, is hereby amended to read as follows: Said corporation may acquire by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise, and hold and dispose of real and personal property for the purpose of its creation not exceeding one million dollars in value, and may make any contracts for promoting its objects and purposes not inconsistent with law.

Approved, April 21, 1903.

[Senate Joint Resolution No. 193.]



Resolved by this Assembly: SECTION 1. That The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company, a corporation duly organized under a charter approved March 16, 1887, and located at Bridgeport, is hereby authorized and empowered to construct, maintain, and operate by steam power or electric power a single track railroad at grade in said city of Bridgeport, commencing at and connecting with the track at grade of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company on Railroad avenue in said city, the permission of said railroad company for such connection having first been obtained; and thence running southerly and westerly on and along South avenue, crossing Iranistan avenue at grade, to Barnum Dike, so called, and southerly on and along Barnum Dike, so called, to the northerly boundary of Seaside Park; and to equip said railroad track with suitable turnouts, side tracks, switches, and with spur tracks connecting the property on either or both sides of said streets with the main track in said South avenue and Barnum Dike, so called, and also to erect and place poles, cables, wires, and other necessary apparatus for the use and operation of said railroad on said Railroad avenue, South avenue, and Barnum Dike; said railroad track, except as hereinafter stated in section three, to be used only for the transportation by cars of freight, goods, wares, and merchandise to and from the tracks of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company on said Railroad avenue to and from the manufacturing plants and mercantile establishments which are now in operation or which may hereafter be established on said South ave nue, and Barnum Dike, and streets hereafter opened southerly from South avenue, westerly of Iranistan avenue, and on any extension of South avenue westerly of its present terminus; and said corporation is hereby authorized to construct, maintain, and operate said railroad upon and over said South avenue and Barnum Dike as aforesaid, subject to approval of its method of construction by the railroad commissioners of the state of Connecticut, and of its location by the common council of the city of Bridgeport, so far as the same occupies the public highway, and such other reasonable conditions as said common council may impose respecting the operation of said road.

SEC. 2. The said The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company shall permit every person or corporation now engaged or who may hereafter be engaged in the transaction of manufacturing or mercantile business upon the land adjoining said streets, and on streets hereafter opened southerly from South avenue, westerly of Iranistan avenue, and on any extension of South avenue westerly of its present terminus, to connect with said tracks by spur tracks and switches, and to use said railroad for the transportation by cars of freight, goods, wares,

and merchandise to and from the track of the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad Company to the places of business of such person or corporation with the power furnished by said The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company, upon such person or corporation paying to the said The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company a reasonable compensation for the use of said track and power; and if such person or corporation cannot agree with the said The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company upon the price to be paid, then the sum shall be fixed and determined, upon application of either party, by the arbitration committee of the board of trade of the city of Bridgeport, and the determination of said arbitration committee or a majority of those acting shall be binding upon the party making the application and the said The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company. Said railroad is not to be operated for the carriage of freight, goods, wares, and merchandise for profit, except as provided in section three, but as an accommodation for manufactories and other places of mercantile business upon the line of said streets, and The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company is not to be deemed a railroad company under the law, or to be taxed as such, or to

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be right to locate, construct, maintain, and operate its street railway and tracks from the intersection of South avenue and Railroad 177%) wuthwesterly along said South avenue to tidewater, shall at all times le permitted to use any railway that may be built by authority berei, by said The Eaton, Cole and Burnham Company, along said poze, for the carriage of passengers only, in such manner as not to Errfere unreasonably with the use of such road for freight purposes,

on such reasonable terms and conditions respecting the operatoo is cars and compensation to be paid The Eaton, Cole and Burnbaza umpany therefor as may be agreed upon by the parties, and subpent to the general street railway law of this state; provided, however, est in case the parties cannot agree upon the manner and method of educting said passenger and freight traffic over said railroad and the Mapensation to be paid therefor, either of them may make application su se railmad commissioners of the state of Connecticut for a deterw.lation of the questions in issue and the decision of said questions br the railroad commissioners shall be binding upon the parties and .

Approved, April 21, 1903.

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(House Joint Resolution No. 24.]


Rrated by this Assembly: That the charter of The Connecticut * Company, approved June 5, 1901, is hereby amended by adding 2 tead of section five thereof the following words: “Said corporaInn is also authorized to purchase, hold, sell, or otherwise dispose of e shares of the capital stock of any other domestic or foreign corporato, and while owner of said stock may exercise all the rights, powers, dlo prileges of ownership, including the right to vote thereon.”

Approved, April 21, 1903.

(House Joint Resolution, Substitute for House Bill No. 143.)


E. BETH, LATE OF BRIDGEPORT, DECEASED. Braved by this Assembly: That all the right, title, and interest which the state of Connecticut now has, or hereafter may acquire, in 4 to be property or estate of Moorie E. Beth, late of Bridgeport, deceased

, is hereby remised, released, and quitclaimed to and vested in Hattie K. Seward of the town of Fairfield, Connecticut.

Approved, April 21, 1903.

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