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§3. That said Downing shall be liable for all illegal acts committed under this act, in the collection of taxes, sible for illegal fee bills, and muster fines, to the party aggrieved; and shall be subject to all the laws now in force in this commonwealth against collecting illegal fees, or making an illegal distress.

ity.

Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 102.

AN ACT for the benefit of School District No. 89, in Barren county.! Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the superintendent of public instruction be and he is hereby directed to draw his warrant upon the auditor for the amount due school district No. 89, in Barren county, for school legally taught in said district, but not reported in time by the commissioners; said warrant to be drawn in favor of the said school commissioners, to be paid to the trustees of said district.

Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 103.

AN ACT to authorize the signing of the orders of the Mason Circuit Court, made at the April term, 1852.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Alvin Duvall, the present judge of the Mason circuit court, be and he is hereby appointed and authorized to sign the orders of said Mason circuit court, made at its April term, 1852, and left unsigned on account of the sudden death of the former judge; and his signature to the same shall give them the same validity, force, and effect which they would have had if signed by the judge who held the court at which they were made.

Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 104.

AN ACT for the benefit of J. S. Jones, of Edmonson county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That James S. Jones, late surveyor of Edmonson county, be allowed the further time of one year to complete any unfinished business he may have as such

surveyor.

Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 105.

AN ACT for the benefit of William Ward, Jailer of Morgan county Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That William Ward, jailer of Morgan county, may reside anywhere, not exceeding four hundred yards from the jail of said county.

Approved January 28, 1854.

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CHAPTER 106.

AN ACT for the benefit of the Sheriff of Hopkins county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That Thomas D. Scott, sheriff of Hopkins county, have the further time of two years from and after the passage of this act, to collect the muster fines and return the delinquent list for Hopkins county, from the year 1850 to the passage of this act.

Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 107.

AN ACT to authorize the Trustees of Bradfordville to construct side

walks.

Trustees may cause sidewalks

1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the trustees of the town of Brad- to be made. fordville, in Marion county, shall have full power and authority to compel the owners of property situated in said town, to make and keep in good order and repair suitable side-walks, such as said trustees, by their order, may direct, in the streets and alleys of said town, adjacent to the property of said owners.

And to make them at the costs

ers.

§2. Said trustees shall also have power and authority, when the owner or owners of any property in said town of property hold. shall fail or refuse to comply with any order of said board of trustees, requiring such owner or owners to make any side-walks contiguous to the property of said owner or owners, to cause the making of such side-walks as they may deem proper, and to let out the same to the lowest bidder, after first advertising the time and place of such letting at two or more public places in said town, at least twenty days beforehand; and shall have full power and authority to rent out the property adjacent to which said side-walks may be so constructed until the expenses attendant upon the construction of said side-walks shall be fully discharged; and they may, by civil suit, recover possession of the same for that purpose. Approved January 28, 1854.

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CHAPTER 109,

AN ACT for the benefit of the Clerks of the Clarke and Adair County
Courts.

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Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the county courts of Clarke and Adair counties, may make an allowance for a reasonable compensation to the clerks of said county courts respectively, for making cross indexes to the deed books in their offices, to be paid out of the county levies, respectively, of said counties. Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 110.

AN ACT to legalize the sale of public buildings in Pendleton county. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the sale made by the Pendleton county court of the old jail lot, buildings, and improvements thereon, is hereby declared legal; and said county court may appoint a commissioner to convey said property in fee to the purchaser, James T. Clarke, his heirs and assigns. The deed to be made by said commissioner to be acknowledged before, approved, and ordered to be recorded, by said court in its office, as other deeds, and when so recorded shall pass to the grantee or grantees the legal ti tle to said property.

Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 111.

AN ACT for the benefit of John A. Burton.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That John A. Burton be and he is hereby allowed to close the old road, from the point where the road from Compton's mill crosses Chapline, above Perryville, in Boyle county, to the house of A. J. Walker, where it intersects with the turnpike road leading from Perryville to Lebanon, the old road from the starting point to where it intersects the turnpike road being situated on the lands of said Burton and Walker.

Approved January 28, 1854.

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CHAPTER 112.

AN ACT amendatory to an act, entitled, an act to authorize the citizens of
Hodgenville to elect a Police Judge and Marshal.

§ 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the CommonPolice judge wealth of Kentucky, That after the election of the police judge and town marshal of the town of Hodgenville, in

and marshal to be elected.

Larue county, the county court clerk and sheriff shall, on the day following, count the votes cast for each candidate for each office, and shall give to the one receiving the highest number of votes for either of said offices a certificate of his election, and shall also transmit certificates of the same to the governor of this commonwealth, who shall is. sue commissions to said officers.

§ 2. In case of the death or resignation of either the police judge or marshal the trustees of said town shall order an election to be held immediately thereafter to fill such vacancy, first giving notice, however, ten days previous to said election, in writing, which shall be posted up at the court house door in Hodgenville; which election shall be conducted in the same manner as other elections; and after said election the county court clerk and sheriff shall perform the same duties as are prescribed in the preceding section of this act, and the governor shall issue a commismission to such officer so elected to fill the unexpired term of said office so vacated.

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Vacancies, how filled.

Trustees may suppress distur

3. The trustees of said town may pass ordinances to suppress disturbances of the citizens of said town that bances. may be assembled at any show, circus, or political meeting assembled in said town.

Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 113.

AN ACT for the benefit of P. A. Stilley.

Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Commonwealth of Kentucky, That the auditor of public accounts be and he is hereby authorized to issue a warrant on the treasurer for one hundred and thirty nine dollars and fifty four cents, to P. A. Stilley, for services rendered by himself and guard, and expenses incurred in conveying a lunatic to the asylum at Lexington; the account allowed by the Calloway circuit court for said service shall be filed with the auditor at the time of receiving the warrant hereby authorized to be issued, and said warrant shall be paid by the treasurer. Approved January 28, 1854.

CHAPTER 114.

AN ACT to incorporate the Hopkins Coal Company.

1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of the Common-. wealth of Kentucky, That Powhatan M. Robertson, William H. Scott, and Ambrose G. Gordon, and their associates, successors and assigns, be and they are hereby created a body corporate, by the name of the Hopkins Coal Company; and by that name and title may contract and be

Style of ineerporation.

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Capital stock.

president, &c.

contracted with, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, as natural persons, and generally do and perform all acts and things that a corporation for particular purposes may rightfully do; and said company may have and use a common seal, and may change, alter, and renew the same at pleasure; also may purchase, receive, hold, and enjoy lands, rents, tenements, stone coal privileges, and effects necessary and adapted to the purpose of mining for, trading in, and selling stone coal; and may alien, demise, or lease the property and effects of the said company: Provided, that said real and personal estate, at any time, shall not exceed the value of the capital stock of said company.

§ 2. That the capital stock of said company shall be two hundred thousand dollars, divided into shares of twenty-five dollars each.

§3. That the president and directors of said company, Powers of the may ordain and put in execution such by-laws, rules, and regulations, for the government of its officers, agents, and factors, and for the advancement of its interests, as they shall deem fit and expedient: Provided, they shall not be contrary to the constitution and laws of this state or of the United States.

conducted, and by whom.

§ 4. That the general business of the company shall be Business to be conducted by five directors, (three of whom shall reside in the county of Hopkins ;) and they shall be chosen annually by the stockholders, at such time and place as shall be provided by the by-laws of said company, and shall hold their offices for one year, and until others are chosen President to and qualified in their stead; and one of the directors shall be chosen president, either by the directors or by the stockholders, as may be provided by the by-laws; the first election of directors to be held in the town of Madisonville, on the 11th day of March, 1854.

be chosen.

chosen.

§ 5. That a clerk and treasurer shall annually be chosen Officers to be by the board of directors, and shall hold their offices respectively until their successors are chosen and qualified. The clerk shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of his duty, and shall record all the votes of the company in a book to be kept for that purpose, and to do and perform such other duties as shall be assigned him. The treasurer shall be required to give bond in such sum and such sureties as shall be required by the board of directors, for the faithful discharge of his duty: Provided, that both offices may be held by the same person. That all other agents, factors, and other officers of the company shall be chosen and appointed in such manner as shall be directed by the by-laws.

§ 6. That at all meetings of the company, absent stockholders may vote by proxy, authorized in writing. §7. That shares shall be numbered in progressive order, dences of hold beginning at No. 1, and every stockholder shall have a

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