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SECTION 1. That subdivision sixth of chapter 84, Amendment. general laws of eighteen hundred ninety-three (1893), being subdivision sixth of section 4284, general statutes 1894, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sixth-Any incorporated city or village in the state Municipaliof Minnesota now or hereafter organized is authorized ized to re to receive by gift, grant, devise or bequest and take charge of any money, stocks, bonds, personal, real or hoses poste mixed estates, choses in action and property of any • kind whatever, and to invest, reinvest and loan the same for the benefit of any public library association, public hospital association, or other charitable insti. tution or association, in such city or village, and any public cemetery association located within ten miles of the corporate limits of any such city or village free from taxation, and administer the same in accordance with the will of the testator or the grant of the grantor of the estate. The district court of the state of Minnesota shall have the power in respect to such trust, estate and trustees as are conferred on the said court by this chapter in respect to other trusts.

Provided, however, that nothing in this chapter or Provisions. in any law of this state contained shall be construed as preventing the creation of any trusts in writing, to endure for a period not longer than the life or lives of specified persons in being at the time of its creation and for twenty-one (21) years after the death of the survivor of such persons, such writing to fully set forth the nature and term of the trust; but all such trusts are hereby authorized and allowed; provided, further, that any and all trusts that do not permit the free alienation of the legal estate by the trustee, so that, when so alienated, it shall be discharged from all trusts, shall be deemed and construed as heretofore and shall not be authorized by the provisions of this act.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage and approval.

Approved March 20, 1897.

CHAPTER 61.

S. F. No. 440

An act to amend section 1045 of the general statutes Organization 1894, relating to organization of cities.

of cities.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minnesota:

Amendment.

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SECTION 1. That section ten hundred forty-five (1045), general statutes eighteen hundred ninety-four, be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

botol band When 23 of Sec. 1045. That cities may be organized within the

limits of this state as herein provided. Whenever two

in thirds (2-3) of the legal voters residing within the 1,000 por limits of a territory comprising not less than one thous16.000 inhab. and inhabitants, and not more than fifteen thousand. itants shall whether all or part of such territory had been theretopetition, the judge of pro fore organized into a borough or village or not, and

which territory they desire to have incorporated as a.

city, shall sign and have presented to the judge of proration, and bate of the county in which such territory is situated,

a petition setting forth the metes and bounds of said city, and of the several wards thereof, and praying that said city may be incorporated under such name as may therein be designated, the judge of probate shall issue an order declaring such territory duly incorporated as a city, and shall designate therein the metes, bounds, wards and name thereof, as in said petition described. And the said judge of probate shall in said order designate the time and place of holding the first election of officers for said city, which shall be not less than thirty nor more than sixty days from the presenting of said petition, and shall cause said order to be posted in five of the most public places in said city, at least for thirty days prior to the day of such election, and also cause the same to be published in some newspaper published in said city, at least once in each week for three consecutive weeks prior thereto, and if there be no newspaper published in said city, then in the paper published nearest thereto, and if there be more than one newspaper published in said city, then in one of such papers. Upon presenting the petition aforesaid to the judge of probate as aforesaid, the inhabitants within the metes and bounds therein described shall thenceforth be a body politic and corporate, subject to, and with power to act under the authority of, all the provisions of this act.

They shall have power to sue and be sued, complain granted.

and defend in any court; make and use a common seal, and alter it at pleasure; and take, hold and purchase, lease and convey such real and personal or mixed estate as the purposes of the corporation may require, within or without the limits aforesaid; shall be capable of contracting and being contracted with; and shall have the general powers possessed by municipal corporations at common law, and in addition thereto, shall possess the powers hereinafter specifically granted; and the authorities thereof shall have perpetual succession.

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And in case the territory included in any city which If territory shall be hereafter formed and established under the pro- village, such visions of this act, shall include the territory embraced ceases. in any village or borough corporation, such village or borough corporation shall upon the establishment of such city corporation cease; and such city corporation shall thereupon succeed to and become vested with, the owners of all the property, real, personal and mixed, which belonged to or was owned by such village or borough corporation at the time when the same ceased to exist; and such city corporation shall also thereupon become and be liable and responsible for all the debts, obligations and liabilities then existing against such village or borough corporation, for any cause or consideration whatever, in the same manner and to the same extent as if such debts, obligations or liabilities had been originally contracted or incurred by such city corporation.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 20, 1897.

CHAPTER 62.

S. F. No. 134.

An act to amend sections 61 and 62 of chapter 175 of Title insurthe general laws of Minnesota for the year 1895, relating to title insurance companies.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne

sota:

Amendment to law of

Section 1. That section sixty-two (62) of chapter Amendment one seventy-five (175), of the generallaws of Minnesota 1895. for the year eighteen hundred ninety-five (1895), be and the same is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 62. Any corporation heretofore organized under or confirmed by the provisions of chapter one thirtyfive (135), of the general laws of eighteen hundred eighty-seven (1887), and which has complied or shall hereafter comply with the provisions of chapter one hundred seven (107), of the general laws of eighteen hundred eighty-three (1883), as amended by chapter three (3) of the general laws of eighteen hundred eight-five (1885), shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges and franchises by said act conferred, and sec. tion sixty-one (61) of this act shall not apply to any such corporation so complying with the provisions of said acts of eighteen hundred eighty-three (1883) and eigh

taxation,

teen hundred eighty-five (1885), nor to any corporation organized under said acts of eighteen hundred eighty

three (1883) and eighteen hundred eighty-five (1885), Provision for with authority to do title insurance business. Pro

vided, however, that any corporation so organized under or confirmed by the provisions of said chapter one (hundred) thirty-five (135) of the general laws of eighteen hundred eighty-seven (1887), relating to title insurance companies, which has heretofore or shall hereafter avail itself of the provisions of said acts of eighteen hundred eighty-three (1883) and eighteen hundred eighty-five (1885), relating to trust companies, and any corporation heretofore organized under said acts of eighteen hundred eighty-three (1883) and eighteen hundred eighty-five (1885), and authorized to do a title insurance business shall be taxed upon one-half of its capital stock and surplus in the same manner that domestic insurance companies are taxed, and upon the rest of its property in the same manner that trust companies and other corporations are or may be taxed, upon filing in the office of the secretary of state an acceptance of this proviso.

SEC. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. Approved March 22, 1897.

S. F. No. 246.

CHAPTER 63.

Insurance against burg

An act to amend chapter 175 of the general laws for lary or theft. the year 1895, entitled an act to revise and codify the

insurance laws of the state, approved April 25th, 1895, so as to authorize insurance against loss by burglary or theft or both.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minnesota:

Amendment.

Section 1. That section 27 of chapter 175 of the general laws of the state of Minnesota for the year 1895 be amended so as to read as follows:

Sec. 27. Insurance companies may be formed as provided in section twenty-eight for any one of the following purposes, to-wit:

First-To insure against loss or damage to property by fire, lightning, hail or tempest on land, upon the stock or mutual plan.

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Second–To make insurance upon the lives of individuals, and every insurance appertaining thereto or connected therewith, and to grant, purchase or dispose of annuities and endowments of any kind. Provided, no company transacting the business of life insurance in this state shall be permitted to take any other kinds or risks except those connected with or appertaining to making insurance on life, or against accident to persons, and the granting, purchasing and disposing of annuities and endowments.

Third-To insure upon the stock or mutual plan ves-, sels, freight, goods, money, effects, and money lent on bottomry or respondentia, against the perils of the sea and other perils usually insured against by marine insurance, including risks of inland navigation and transportation.

Fourth-To guaranty the fidelity of persons in positions of trust, private or public, and to act as surety on official bonds and for the performance of other obligations.

Fifth-To insure against loss or damage to the prop. erty of the assured, or loss or damage to the life, person or property of another for which the assured is liable, caused by explosion of steam boilers.

Sixth-To insure any person against bodily injury or death by accident, or any person, firm or corporation against loss or damage on account of the bodily injury or death by accident of any person for which loss or damage said person, firm or corporation is responsible.

Seventh-To insure against the breakage of plate glass, local or transit.

Eighth-To insure against loss by burglary or theft or both or attempt thereat, or loss of money or securities in course of transportation.

Ninth—To insure against loss or damage to property of the assured by water, caused by accidental breakage of automatic sprinkler heads.

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 22, 1897.

CHAPTER 64.

S. F. No. 35.

An act to prevent the furnishing of impure water and Forbidding prescribing a punishment therefor.

supply of impure water.

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the state of Minne

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