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Mandamus is awarded only on a clear showing.

C. & A. R. R. Co. v. People, 152 Ill. 230. Mandamus lies to compel railroad company to stop all regular passenger trains at county seats for passengers. Regular passenger train defined.

I. C. R. R. Co. v. People, 143 111. 434 (446). Mandamus to compel location of railroad station at certain point denied.

M. & O. R. R. Co. v. People, 132 Ill. 559.

Hunt v. C. & A. R. R. Co., 130 III. 175. Mandamus lies at suit of an individual to compel railroad company to permit a sidetrack connection with its line-pleading-practice.

C. & A. R. R. Co. v. Suffern, 129 III. 274. Mandamus lies to compel railroad company to erect fences at proper places, where improperly located.

0. & M. R. R. Co. v. People, 121 Ill. 483. Mandamus lies to compel railroad company to perform a specific duty owed the public.

O. & M. R. R. Co. v. People, 120 Ill. 200. Mandamus will not lie to compel the doing of what is practically impossible.

0. & M. R. R. Co. v. People, 120 III. 200.

Against Commissioner of Public Works.

Mandamus will not lie against Commissioner of Public Works to require him to issue a permit to construct a street railway system, after the time for constructing such system has elapsed and no sufficient excuse for delay is presented.

Blocki v. People, 220 Ill. 444. Mandamus will not be allowed to compel Commissioner of Public Works to remove a switch track where it appears the ordinance authorizing it is still unrepealed.

People v. Blocki, 203 III. 363.

Mandamus will not lie to compel a Commissioner of Public Works to issue a permit to lay down railroad tracks, where no petition of more than one-half of the frontage has been filed, although the ordinance was passed.

McGann v. People, 194 Ill. 526.

Against Secretary of State.

Mandamus will not lie to compel the Secretary of State to issue a corporate charter to a corporation, the name of which is so similar to the name of one already chartered as to deceive the public. (Dissenting opinion.)

People v. Rose, 225 Ill. 496. Mandamus will not lie to compel the issuing of a charter, the use of the name of which would be enjoined in a court of equity. (Dissenting opinion.)

People v. Rose, 225 III. 496. Mandamus will not lie to compel the Secretary of State to incorporate a company under a name long used by an older, though foreign corporation, where such older corporation could by injunction enjoin the use of such name.

People v. Rose, 220 III. 46. Mandamus does not lie to compel Secretary of State to authorize incorporation of a business corporation as a corporation not for profit. Secretary of State may determine.

People v. Rose, 188 III. 268. Mandamus will not be granted in a doubtful case to compel Secretary of State to revoke license; refused.

Illinois Watch Case Co. v. Pearson, Sec. of State, 140 Ill. 423.

Against Board of Equalization.

Mandamus lies to compel Board of Equalization to assess stock and franchises at their fair value over value of tangible property where they fraudulently undervalue same.

State Board of Equalization v. People, 191 III. 528.

Mandamus does not lie to compel Board of Equalization to classify "railroad track” property as “main track” and “other than main track."

People v. Board of Equalization, 205 Ill. 296.

MISCELLANEOUS CORPORATIONS.

Gas COMPANIES-STATUTE.
CO-OPERATIVE AssociaTIONS FOR PROFIT-STATUTE.
ELECTRIC LIGHTING Co.
EDUCATIONAL AND CHARITABLE SOCIETIES.
WATERWORKS COMPANY.
HOSPITALS.
ILLINOIS STATE POULTRY AssociatION-STATUTE.
SURETY COMPANIES-STATUTE.
CHAUTAUQUA AssociaTIONS_STATUTE.
Total ABSTINENCE SOCIETIES–STATUTE.
CANAL AND LEVEE, ETC., COMPANIES-STATUTE.
COMPANIES TO APPREHEND HORSE THIEVES-STATUTE.
GRAND ARMy PostS AND SPANISH WAR CAMPS-STATUTE.
CORPORATIONS NOT FOR PROFIT-STATUTE.
RELIGIOUS CORPORATIONS.

Gas companies—Consolidation, etc.

AN ACT in relation to Gas Companies. (Approved June 5, 1897. In force July 1, 1897. L. 1897, p. 177; Legal News Ed.,

p. 137.)

157. May sell, lease, etc., to other gas companies, etc.) § 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly: That all gas companies now organized, or hereafter to be organized in this State, are hereby authorized and empowered to sell, transfer and convey or lease their real and personal property, rights, franchises and privileges, in whole or in part, to any other gas company doing business in the same city, town or village, and such other gas company is authorized to purchase or lease and to hold and enjoy said property.

Companies may consolidate.) § 2. It shall be lawful for any gas companies, now organized or hereafter to be organized in this State, doing business in the same city, town or village, to consolidate and merge into a single corporation, which shall be one of said merging and consolidating corporations, by complying with the provisions of this act, as hereinafter specified.

159. Fuel Gas.) § 3. All gas companies which are authorized to manufacture and distribute illuminating gas shall have the power to manufacture and distribute gas for fuel purposes and to distribute natural gas, and all companies authorized to distribute gas in any city, town or village shall have the power to distribute the same in any territory annexed to such city, town or village.

160. How purchase and sale or lease or consolidation may be made.) $ 4. The purchase and sale or lease, or the consolidation and merger, hereby authorized, may be made in the manner following: The respective boards of directors or trustees of the company or companies proposing to sell and lease its or their property, and of the company proposing to purchase or lease the same, as under Section 1, or of the companies proposing to consolidate and merge into a single corporation, as under Section 2, may enter into and make an agreement, or agreements, under their respective corporate seals, for such sale or purchase or lease, or for such consolidation and merger, describing the terms and conditions thereof and the mode of carrying the same into effect.

161. The agreement of sale, purchase, lease or consolidation to be submitted to a meeting of stockholders.) 8 5. Before taking effect, the agreement or agreements for sale and purchase or lease, or for such consolidation and merger, authorized by this act, shall be submitted to any annual meeting or to a special meeting of the stockholders of each of the companies. Such special meeting shall be called by delivering personally, or depositing in the postoffice, at least thirty days before the time fixed for such meeting, a notice addressed to each stockholder of the company whose address is known to the secretary of the company, signed by a majority of the directors or trustees of the company, stating the time, place and object of such meeting. Such stockholders, whose addresses shall be to the secretary unknown, shall be notified by a general notice of the time, place and object of such meeting by publication once a week, for three successive weeks, in some newspaper printed in the county in which the principal business Office of such company is located.

162. Meeting of stockholders to ratify agreement, etc.) § 6. At any such annual or special meeting, stockholders may vote in person or by proxy, each stockholder being entitled to one vote for each share of stock held by him, and at such meeting there shall be submitted the proposed agreement or agreements. Votes representing two-thirds of all

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