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script to the holder of any bond of any such village or city of the second class on demand of such holder. Emergency SEC. 4. Whereas an emergency exists, this clause. act shall be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 5th, A. D., 1885.

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AN ACT to provide for the certification, registration and payment of precinct bonds.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Nebraska . Precinct bonds

SECTION 1. Whenever the holder of precinct

.." bonds, issued under any law of this state for * the purpose of the erection of bridges wholly within the limits of a county, shall present the same to the auditor and secretary of state, together with duplicate statements of the question of submission, notice and proof of publication, return of votes for and against, duly certified by the county clerk, it shall be the duty of said officers to examine said bonds and statements, and if they be satisfied that such bonds are in all respects in due form and been properly issued, to enter that fact upon the records of their respective offices, together with said statements, and thereupon the secretary and

* auditor shall place their joint certificate upon said bonds, and the auditor shall register the same in his office, such certificate showing that

such bonds were issued pursuant to law, the data filed with such officers being the basis of such certificate.

SEc. 2. Upon the registration of such bonds.,

it shall be the duty of the auditor to certify "No" that fact to the proper county board, and there-o" “” upon, said board shall, at the usual time of levying taxes in each year, levy a tax upon all the property of the proper precinct, sufficient to pay the annual interest on said bonds, and the principal thereof in accordance with the terms of the proposition under which said bonds were issued. Taxes so levied shall be collected by the county treasurer as other taxes are collected, and the amounts due on said bonds paid to the holder thereof.

SEc. 3. Whereas an emergency exists, there-oney fore this act shall be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 4, A. D., 1885.

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AN ACT to authorize the sale of refunding bonds of precinct, and to provide for registering and certifying the same. And all other precinct bonds that are or have been legally issued and are not now in litigation.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

SECTION 1. That when the county commis-outSioners of any county issue coupon bonds to refund the bonded indebtedness of any precinct

Register, certify tax levied.

Duty of clerk and auditor.

Applies to bonds issued.

in the state of Nebraska, and in case an exchange
of said refunding bonds cannot be effected,
the county commissioners are hereby authoriz-
ed to sell said refunding bonds from time to
time, at not less than their face value, in such
sums as may be necessary to create a fund for
the redemption of the outstanding bonds afore-
said, and the money realized from the sale of
said refunding bonds shall not be expended or
used for any other purpose than for refunding
said outstanding bonds.
SEC. 2. It shall be the duty of the auditor
of state to register such substituted bonds, and
of the secretary and auditor of state to certify
the same, and a tax to pay the interest and
principal thereof shall be levied in the same
manner as is now provided by law or the con-
stitution in the case of other precinct bonds.
SEC. 3. That the county clerk of each coun-
ty shall certify under the seal of the county
to the auditor, the number, amount, and des-
cription of each bond cancelled, or to be can-
celled and refunded, and the amount due
thereon for principal and unpaid interest, , and
thereupon the auditor is authorized to register
a similar amount of refunding bonds, but in no
case shall the auditor register any refunding
bonds in excess of the amount so certified to
him by the county clerk as aforesaid; and that
said bonds shall be entitled to registration as
aforesaid, in the order that they are presented
to the auditor. -
SEC. 4. That the registration provided for
in this act shall apply to all refunding bonds


already issued, or to be issued in conformity

with the provisions of this act. And all other

precinct bonds that are, or have been legally issued, and are not now in litigation. SEc. 5. That whereas an emergency exists, joy this act shall take effect from and after its passage. Approved, March 5, A. D. 1885.

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AN ACT to provide for the taking of a census, and to define the duties, powers and liabilities of officers, citizens, companies and corporations relative thereto.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of

SECTION 1. That a census of the population, when taken Wealth and industry of Nebraska shall be taken On or for the date of June first, eighteen hundred and eighty-five.

SEC. 2. Such census shall be taken under superintend

ent appoint

the direction of a superintendent, to be ap-on' pointed by the governor, according to the schedules and forms of enumeration required by act of congress for the taking of the tenth census of the United States, and shall in all other reSpects conform thereto except as herein otherWise specially provided. Said superintendent shall, immediately upon receiving his appointment, procure copies of blank forms and schedtles as prepared by the superintendent of the

tenth census of the United States, and cause a

sufficient number of copies thereof to be printed and sent to enumerators of the census on or before the fifteenth day of May, 1885, together with such other full, complete and arm

ple instructions as will insure accurate and com

plete returns; Provided, That facts and statistics required by such schedule to be obtained from railroad corporations, express companies, telegraph companies, telephone companies and insurance companies of this state shall be obtained by the superintendent direct from such companies as of date June 1, 1885, or for the fiscal year of such corporations or companies having its termination nearest to said day of June; and to this end, each and every one of such companies and corporations, by its officers and agents, shall, on or before the first day of August following, file with said superintendent duplicate schedules of such facts and statistics according to forms and schedules furnished by such superintendent, one copy of which shall be kept by said superintendent, and the other copy, duly authenticated by him, forwarded with other schedules and returns to the secretary of the interior of the United States as hereinafter provided; and each and every company or corporation required by this act to furnish such information, which shall fail so to do in manner and form and within the time required by this act, shall forfeit and pay the sum of five thousand dollars, to be recovered by civil action in the name of the state, to be brought by the attorney general; and each and every company or incorporation incorporated

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