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auswered unto in any court or place whatever; and all suits and judicial proceedings under this act, shall be carried on in the name and style of the “President and Board of Trustees of the town of Marion."

Sec. 20. The justices of the peace and constables who are required to render services under this act, shall be enti- Fees. tled to the same fees, and collect them in the same manner as now is, or may be hereafter provided by law for other justices of the peace and constables. ,

SEC. 21. Lands embraced within the said limits of this cor- Lands not to poration act, shall not be taxed by the president and trustees be taxed high of said corporation at any higher or greater rate than said

county. lands would be taxed by the laws of the State, unless the same are laid out into town lots or occupied as town lots.

Sec. 22. That at the election to be held as prescribed in the fourth section of this act to elect the five members to od compose the board of trustees of said corporation, Willis Al- lection. len, William Benson and James M. Trammell, of said town of Marion, are hereby appointed judges of said election, and it shall be the duty of said judges to give at least ten days' notice of the time and place of holding said election, by posting up Certificates. six advertisements in the most public places in said town, and shall deliver certificates of election to those duly elected; said election shall be conducted in all respects as other elections are conducted in this State. Sec. 23. That at the time of holding the election, to-wit:

"Act to be voon the first Monday of May next, or as provided for by the

ne ted for. fourth section of this act, if a majority of the inhabitants within the corporation limits shall vote for the acceptance of When null & the provisions of this act, then it shall be in full force and ef- void. fect, but if a majority of said inhabitants shall vote against its acceptance, then this act to be null and void.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

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An ACT to amend an act, entitled "An act to incorporate the town of
Galesburg, in Knox county."

In force Feb.

24, 1841. Sec. ' 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, Part of represented in the General Assembly, That the proviso to the pea. act refifth section of the act entitled "An act to incorporate the town of Galesburg, in Knox county,” be, and the same is hereby repealed. SEC. 2. The board of trustees of the town of Galesburg

Trustees may are hereby authorized to levy and collect taxes on all really and was estate subject to taxation within the incorporated limits of leci tax. said town of Galesburg, in the manner and for the purposes as authorized by the act to which this is an amendment.

Approved, February 24, 1841.

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An ACT to extend the corporate powers of the corporation of Beardstown. In foree Feb. 26, 1841. Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois,

represented in the General Assembly, That the corporation of May purchase real estate.

o the town of Beardstown, be, and they are hereby authorized

to acquire by purchase or otherwise, any real estate lying Proviso. within three miles of said town: Provided, Said real estate

embrace only such lands, known as waste and inundated May bold lots lands; said corporation are also hereby authorized and em

powered to purchase and hold such lots and parts of lots'in Beardstown as may be necessary and proper for the building

of and erecting wharfs for said town. To leaşe and Sec. 2. Be it further enacted, That said corporation shall sell lands.

have power and authority to sell or lease said lands in lots, and to appropriate any lands belonging to said corporation to the purpose of draining said overflowed or waste lands, or

to the erection of wharss as aforesaid, and said corporation ordinances.

"" are hereby further empowered to make any and all such by

laws or ordinances that may be necessary and proper for the purpose of regulating the same; and for the purpose of carry. ing into effect the powers herein granted, and the objccts of this act not inconsistent with the Constitution and laws of this State.

Approved, February 26, 1841.


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In force, Feb. An ACT to incorporate the town of Vienna, in Johnson county. 27, 1841.

Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the People of the State of Illinois, represented in the General Assembly, That the inhabitants and

residents in the town of Vienna, in Johnson county, are hereby Name & style made a body corporate and politic, in law and in fact, by the of body cor- pame and style of the “President and Board of Trustees of the rate.

town of Vienna;" and by that name shall have perpetual succession, and a common sea!, which they may alter at pleasure, and in whom the government of the corporation shall be veste ed, and by whom its affairs shall be managed.

Sec. 2. The boundary of said corporation shall include Boundaries. all that country contained within the limits of the plat of the

town of Vienna, as of record in the recorder's office of the county of Johnson.

Sec. 3. That there shall, on the frst Monday of June Election for next, be elected, five trustees; and on every first Monday of five trustees. June, thereafter, who shall hold their offices for one year, and

until their successors are duly elected and qualified; and pubNotice of elec. lic notice of the time and place of holding said election shall dion. be given by the president and trustees, by an advertisement,

published in a newspaper in said town, or posting it up in at

least four of the most public places in said town. No person for trustee.

shall be a trustee of said town, who has not arrived at the age of twenty-one years, and who has not resided in said town six


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months next preceding his election, and who is not, at the time thereof, a bona fide freeholder, and, moreover, who has not Qualih

of voters. paid a corporation tax. And all white free male inhabitants, over twenty-one years of age, who have resided in said town Electie three months, next preceding an election, shall be entitled president. to vote for trustees. And the said trustees shall, at their first meeting, proceed to elect one of their body president, and Vacancies,

how filled. shall have power to fill all vacancies in said board, which may be occasioned by death, resignation, removal, or six months' Town officers. absence from the town; and to appoint a clerk, au assessor, a treasurer, a street inspector, and a town constable-to give Bond of offibond and security, in such amount as the trustees may re." quire; and the said town constable shall take an oath or af. Oath of con. firm before some justice of the peace, that he will faithfully stable. discharge the duties of said office; and it shall be his duty to collect all fines, and serve all processes, at the suit of the corporation, and to do such other matters and things, pertaining to the office, as may be required of him by the ordinances and by-laws of said corporation.

Sec. 4. The said corporation is hereby made capable in May 'hold law, to take and hold, to themselves and their successors, any lands. lands, tenements, hereditaments, and the rents, issues and profits thereof, which may be necessary for the erection of any market house, or other public buildings to promote the interest and public good of the citizens of said town, and the same to sell, grant and dispose of, if necessary. They shall also have power May to regulate, to grade, pave and improve the streets, lanes and streets. alleys, within the limits of said town and corporation, and to extend, open and widen the same, making the persons injured thereby adequate compensation—to ascertain which, the board shall cause to be summoned six good and lawful men, Injury by imfreeholders and inhabitants of said town, not directly interest- proviğ streets, ed, who, being first duly sworn, for that purpose, shall inquire ho into and take into consideration, as well the benefits as the injury, which may accrue, and estimate and assess the damages which would be sustained by reason of the opening, extending or widening of any street, avenue, lane or alley; and shall, moreover, estimate the amount which other persons will be benefit- Persons beneed thereby, and shall contribute towards compensating the fited by imperson injured; all of which shall be returned to the board of trustees, under their hands and seals; and the persons who shall be benefited, and so assessed, shall pay the same, in such manner as shall be provided, and the residue, if any, shall be paid out of the town treasury; and they shall sue and be sued, plead and be answered in any court whatsoever. • Sec. 5. The trustees, aforesaid, and their successors, or a. majority of them, shall have full power and authority to or- By-laws ar

ruls. dain and establish such rules and regulations, for their government and directio3, and for the transaction of the business and concerns of the corporation, as they may deem expedient, and to ordain and establish and put into execution such by-laws, ordinances and regulations, as shall seem necessary for the go


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vernment of said corporation, and for the management, control, disposition and application of its corporate property; and generally to do and execute all and singular, such acts, matters and things, which to them may seem necessary to do, and not contrary to the laws and Constitution of this State.

SEC. 6. The said trustees shall have power to levy and

od collect a tax, not exceeding one-half of oue per cent., on all collect tax. lots and improvements and personal property, lying and being

within the incorporated limits of said town, according to valu

ation; to tax public shows, and houses, of public entertainMay license Shows.

ment, taverns, stores and groceries, for the purpose of making and improving the streets, and keeping them in repair, and for the purpose of erecting such buildings and other works of public utility, as the interest and convenience of the inhabi

tants of said town may require, and the circumstances render Assessment & proper and expedient; and said trustees may adopt such modes collection of and means, for the assessment and collection of taxes, as they iaxes.

may, from time to time, fix upon and determife; and to pre

scribe the manner of selling property, when the tax levied upProviso. on it is not paid: Provideu, No sale of any town lots or other

real estate shall be made, until public notice of the time and place shall be given by advertisement, in the newspapers, or at four of the most public places in said town, at least fifteen days previous thereto: Provided, That in conducting such sales, the provisions of the act concerning public revenue, so far as the same may be applicable, shall be complied with.

Sec. 7. That the trustees of said town, or a majority of for violation !

them, shall have power to preserve good order and harmony of by-laws & in said town; to punish open indecency, breaches of the ordinances. peace, gambling, gaming houses, horse racing, shooting, and

alì disorderly houses, and riotous meetings; to remove obstructions in the streets and public ways, and all nuisances—for which purpose they may make such by-laws and ordinances, as to them may seem expedient, and not inconsistent with any public law of this State, and impose fines for the breach there. of-which fines shall be recoverable before any justice of the peace, residing in said town. And all suits and judicial proceedings, under this act, shall be brought in the name and style of the President and Trustees of the town of Vienna."

Sec. 8. It shall be the duty of any justice of the peace, Duty of justi- residing in said town, and he is hereby authorized and empowces of the peace.

"ered, upon the violation of any law or ordinance of said cor

poration, to issue his.warrant, directed to the town constable, or any authorized county officer, to apprehend the offender or offenders, and bring them or him, forthwith, before him, and, after hearing the evidence, if it shall appear that the said accused has been guilty of the violation of any such law or ordi. nance of the corporation, to impose such fine or imprisonment

as shall be pointed out in such law or ordinance: Provided, Proviso.

Such fine shall not exceed five dollars, and imprisonment not to exceed twenty-four hours: Provided, howeder, That writs of


certiorari and appeals shall be granted from judgments under this act, as in other civil cases, and in all criminal cases, the defendant shall be entitled to an appeal to the circuit court, by entering into bond or recognizance, as the case may require, before the justice of the peace, within twenty days after the rendition of the judgment, with such securities, and in such an amount as the justice shall think right and proper; and all fines imposed for a breach of the peace,or a violation of the corporation ordinances, shall be paid into the treasury of said corporation.

Sec. 9. That when any town lots or real estate shall be Lands or lote sold for taxes, by virtue of this act, the same may be redeem- sold for taxes,

we may be redeeed, at any time, within two years, from the date of such sale, med. by the owner of said property, or his or her agent, executor, or administrator, paying to the treasurer of said town, for the use of the purchaser of said property, the full amount of purchase money, with interest, at the rate of twelve per cent. per annum, together with costs accruing thereon.'

Sec. 10. That upon the application of the owners of two- Special tax to thirds of the front lots, on any street, it shall be lawful for the pave streets. board of trustees to levy and collect a special tax on the owners of the lots on said street, or parts of a street, according to their respective fronts, not to exceed one per cento, for the purpose of grading and paving the said (side) walks on said streets.

Sec. 11. That all ordinances of said trustees shall be fair-Ordinances, ly written ont, signed by the clerk, and published in a news- how made paper printed in the town, or posted up at three of the most public. public places in said town; and no ordinance shall be in force until published, as aforesaid.

SEC. 12. The justices of the peace and constables, who are Fees of offi. required to render services, under this act, shall be entitled to cers. the same fees, and collect them in the same manner, as now is or hereafter may be provided by law.

Sec. 13. That the president, or any two of the trustees, Meetings of shall have power to call a meeting of the board, by giving one board, day's notice thereof; and a majority shall constitute a quorum Quorum. to do business, but a minority shall have power to adjourn from time to time-to compel the attendance of absent members; and in the event that the notice of an election is not given, as required by this act, or from any other cause, that an annual election shall not be holden at the proper time, it shall be lawful for the late clerk of the board, or any two qualified voters, in said town, at any time thereafter, to give notice, as aforesaid, of the time and place of holding a special election; and the trustees elected at such special election, shall have all the powers conferred by this act. ?

SEC. 14. The qualified voters within the corporation, shall, Electors to " the first annual election for trustees, voie for or against be- vote for or ning incorporated, under the provisions of this act. Andmenacore

poration. o-thirds of all the votes given at said election is in favor

ç incorporated, then this act to be in force; otherwise,

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