Newspaper of The Democratic Advocate, May 27, 1876, Page 1

Newspaper of The Democratic Advocate dated May 27, 1876 Page 1
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$2 PER ANNUM. ) üblic Local Laws. CHAPTER 303. n Act to repeal Sections 82 to 04 Inclu sive of Article 7 of the Public Local Laws of Maryland, reluting to the town of Uuiontowii, iu Curroll county, and re-enact the following in lieu thereof. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General sociably of Maryland, That Sections 82, 83, I, Ho, 80, 87 , 88, 80, 00, 01, 02, 08 and 04 of Public Local lawh which relate to the [corporation of the town of Uniontown. are prchy repealed. Section 82. Be it enacted bv the General ssimbly of Maryland, That the citizens and [habitants of the town of Uniontown, in arroll county, are a body corporate by the nine of Burgess and Commissioners of the iwn of Uniontown, and by that name shall i> capable in law to sue, and bo sued, plead, id be impleaded, in any Court of Law or quitv, and shall have perpetual succession id may make®! By-Laws necessary for the urposes herein mentioned. Section 83. He it enacted, That the cor )rHie bounds and limits of said town of niontown shall be described as follows: mnmeneing at the Alley, or Lane west of It. Joy Meeting House, (colored,) at the (st ead of Uniontown, .running south fifty r> perches: then {mrallcl with the Main Ircet of said town to the county road at the ist-cad of said town, leading from the Union iwn Turnpike, to Wakefield; then due north ic hundred and five (106) perches; then with M might line to the south-west corner of .1. . Brubaker's barn: thence with a straight lie to what is known as the Red Gate, situa d on the County road leading to Taneytown; i,mi with a straight line to the place of he lming. Section 84. Be it enacted, That all persons bo have resided in the said town of Union - iwn for nix (0) months, and who arc quail (•(I to vote fbr Delegates to the General As imbly, and all persons who may hold Heal state in said town, but non-residents, shall, n the first Saturday in April, 1870, and on i,- same day and month in each year there ftcr elect by ballot one person for Burgess, ml four persons for Commissioners, all of Innn shall have resided in said town one far previous to the day of election, and who lull each be the owner in his own right of cal or Personal Estate, therein assessed, at nt less than two hundred and fifty dollars, ml the said Officers shall be known ns the .urges* and Commissioners of Uniontown, nrrull county, Maryland. Section 86. lie it enacted, That Edwin G. ilbert, John A. Brown, and J. T. 11. Davis, p, and are hereby appointed Judges to hold ic first election under this Act, and who lull give at least five days notice by posting ot less than three notices in public places in ml town, of the time and place at which lid Election shall be held, and the said udges of Election befbre opening the jkills j mil take an oath or affirmation before some ustice of the Peace of the said County to i-nnit every qualified voter us aforesaid to ute and none other, and a majority of said udges shall have power to do all things umed under this Section, in cose one or lore, or all of the aforesaid Judges shall re ise to Act, then a Justice of the Peace of sid town or county shall be hereby empower d to appoint Judges sufficient to till the va incy or vacancies, and they shall proceed to j ..Id an Election as before specified, and the j udges shall keep the polls open at least three , onsecutive hours, (said Poll*shall be open I one o'clock, P. M. and shall close at four ! 'clock, P. M.,) and the said Judges shall mse to be recorded the names of all the vo •rs who shall noil at said Election, and after ic closing of the polls shall count the ballots, nd announce the result, and make and sign certificate thereof to be filed among the re urds of the said Corporation; and the Bur ess and Commissioners so -elected shall ns >ui< thereafter, as convenient, qualify and i-rve until the first Saturday in April. 1877, n until their successor* are elected and quail ed: and the Burgess and Commissioners so lected shall qualify ns such before a Justice f the Peace of Carroll county, that they will ischarge the duties of their respective offices, (cording to the best of their skill and judg lent, without fear or favor, affection or parti lity to any, a copy of which oath shall be enter don the Journafofsaid Corporation, with the ertificate of the Justice administering the ame, and a failure to qualify within ten days ftcr their election shall be deemed a refusal n the parts of the parties so failing to a<- epl the office to winch he has been elected. Section 86. Be it enacted, That if the Bur ess or any member of the Board of Conunis ioners shall die, resign, remove from said town ir from any cause shall be disqualified during he year for which they have been elected, he Commissioners may elect a Burgess, ad nterim , from their own number, for the bal nice of the term, or the Burgess and remani ng members of the Commissioners may elect me or more Commissioners to fill the vaenn y of the term. Section 87. Be it enacted, That all future lections shall be held ami conducted ns hall lie from time to time directed by the *aws and Ordinances of the said Corporation nd not inconsistent with the provisions of his Act. Section 88. Be it enacted, That the Bur less and Commissioners shall meet at some convenient place in said town at least once in fvery three months or oftener if necessary, tnd the Burgess shall preside nt all meetings of the commissioners and have the same power of voting and lakiiiff part in all delib eration of the Commissioners ns any member >f said Board. Section 89. He it enacted, That the Bur gess and Commissioners, or a majoiity of them, shall have power to make all such Bv l<aws, Kules, Hegulations and Ordinances, the name not being inconsistent with the laws and Constitution of this State, as from time to time they may deem wise, equitable and expedient for the comfort, health, conveni ence and propriety of said town and its in habitants, and for the removal and prevention of all nuisances, the preservation of health, and the suppression of vice and immortali ty in said town. •Section 00. Be it enacted, That the Bur gess and Commissioners shall appoint and qualify a Clerk, being one of their own num ber. or otherwise, who shall keep accurate ■Mutes of their proceediiigvin a well bound hook, and all Orainances passed by the Bur gess and Commissioners, and intended to take effect and operate as Local l*aws, in and Cur said town, shall be signed by the Bur and attested by the Clerk, and the said Book shall, nt any time be subject to inspec tion liy any person interested therein, and topics of all Ordinances, a* aforesaid, signed hy the Burgess and attested by the Clerk, •hall be posted up, in not less than two pub he places 'in the said town before said ()rdi uance shall go into effect and lie in force. Section 91. Be it enacted, That all prop erty real and personal within the corporate •units of said town, except such as may be occupied for Churches ami Schools, shall be •object to such taxes and charges as may bo deemed necessary by the Burgess, and Com tntationera to support, maintain mid defray the costs, charges and expenses, which may at any time be incurred, in the improvement of the said town, or for other corporate pur- Kfces, not exceeding twenty cent* on the mndrel dollars of the assessed mine of nil houses and lands; and no land within the c orporate limits of Uniontown, not fronting on any street shall be taxed on more than one •ere thereof, and the value of improvements on such land, provided—that tne General Assessment for Alate and County purposes, .'•II be taken as the basis for the first codec tion, but the Burgess and Commissioners *ny, at any time thereafter, authorise and (••use an assessment to be fairly made, and from time to lime in such manner as they •hall provide, by an Ordinance therefor. Section 92. Be it enacted, That the Bur- P*. tt, ‘d Commissioners shall provide for * v ynig and collecting an annual tax on dogs a,, d bitches, not less than fifty cents, nor more limn one dollar for every dog, and not mss than three dollars, nor more than live for V**} bitch belonging to, or kept by any of 1 . inhabitants of the said town therein, or w >thin the corporate limits, to be paid by the owner, or owners, or keeper thereof, as utligr town taxes are, and may authorise and com- M the Bailiff or Constable to kill any dog or utek found running at largo within said town corporate limits whose owner cannot bo ••certained, or being known, who shall ne glect or refuse to nay tholaxes imposed under of by this section. Section 93. Be it enacted, That the Hur gcs and Commissioners shall annually ap imiiita Treasurer, being on© of saidCcmmis •‘oners, or otherwise, and who shall have P°wer to collect said taxes, and to distrain - .mi mi i "rnmmamm.l . i 1 . 1 -..'. . fP )t Semocratic JV&Uocutc. therefo|e, if the same are not paid by the an thority of the Burgess and Commissioners in the same manner that the Collector of the coun ty assessment by the authority of the County Commissioners has to distrain for county taxes assessed and unpaid. Mm, that the said 1 rensurer shall not be required to call per sonally on the tax payers to collect said taxes but shall give public notice of the time when said taxes are due and payable, and the place in said town where they can be paid, aaa may distrain therefor, us aforesaid at any time after sixty days thereafter if not paid, and the said 4 rensurer shall keep nn accurate ac count of the receipts and disbursements of the funds of the Corporation in a well boand book, and shall pay out the same only on the order of the Burgess, or in his absence, of three of the Commissioners and countersigned by the Clerk, and shall Annually report by a written or printed statement in detail, to the Burgess and Commissioners showing the con dition of the finances of the said corporation, giving the several sums received and expend ed, and to what purpose and from whom received, and for what account and for what particular purpose expended, and to whom paid, and the Burgess and Commissioners shall require the said Treasurer to enter into bond, with approved security for the true ami faithful performance of his duties as such, which bond shall be liable us Collector's bonds are under the Laws of the Stale. Section 94. Beit enacted. That the Bur gess and Commissioners shall annually appoint a Bailiff, whose duty it shall bo to preserve the peace and good order of the said town, and for this purpose the said Bailiff is hereby invested with the said power and authority as any Constable under the laws of this Slate ; and the said Bailiff nhall enter into bond with approved security for the true and faithful performance of his duty as a Bailiff, which bond shall be liable as Constable's bonds are under the Laws of this State. Sub-Section 1. Be it enacted, That three of said Commissioners, or the Burgess and two of said Commissioners shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, but no ordi nance shall he enforced unless the same shall have been passed by three affirmative voles, and a neglect or non-use sliall not work u forfeiture of this charter. Sub-Section 2. Bo it enacted, That the Burgess shall receive as salary ten dollars per annum, and the Commissioners five dol lars each, per annum, and may allow and pay such compensation to the Clerk, Treasurer and Bailiff, as may bo deemed just and equi table hy them. Sub-Section 8. Be it enacted, That the Burgess and Commissioners may impose such tines, penalties and forfeitures, for breach of the laws and ordinances as they may think proper, not exceeding the sum of ten dollars ($10,) for any one offence, and may puss all laws or ordinances necessary to give effect and operation to the power vested in them. Sub-Section 4. Be it enacted, That all fines, penalties and forfeitures, imposed by the or dinances of the said Burgess and Commis sioners shall be recovered before the Burgess, or any Justice of the Peace residing within the corporate limits of the said town, and may j be collected by judgment and execution, in ! the same manner, and same fees to the offi cers, as provided for in the case of small debts, to be paid and applied to and for the benefit of the said town. And if the offence shall have been a breach of the peace, or dis turbing the quiet and good order of the said town by any riotous, immoral, or obscene con duct, or violating any of the ordinances in tended to secure the safety of the lives, or properly of any of the inhabitants of said I town, the |crsou or persons so convicted may j in addition thereto be committed to the Car | roll county jail, or some appropriate place of ' confinement within the limits of said town of j Uniontown, by the said Burgess, or Justice, until the fine and costs are paid, but not ex ceeding ten days for any one offence, and the jiersons so committed may be discharged after forty-eight hours imprisonment from the time of his commitment upon satisfactory proof under oath, before the said Burgess or Jus tice of the Peace, that the saiil person so committed, is w holly unable to pay the said Hue and coats, and if the person so convict ed, as aforesaid, shall be a minor the same proceedings, in every respect, shall be had against the parent, or parents, or guardian, or other person or persons in whose custody, or under whose control the said minor may be or is, or ought to be; and any party con victed under any of the preceding Sections, shall have the right to appeal to the next term of the Circuit Court for Carroll county, upon giving bond, forthwith, to prosecute said appeal, or bail for his appearance, in person, at said term of the Circuit Court. Sub-Section 6. And bo it enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage. Wo hereby certify that the aforegoing is a correct copy of an Act of the General Assem bly of Maryland, passed January Session, 1870. Approved April Bth, 1870. MILTON Y. KIDD, Chief Clerk of the House of Delegates. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, may 18-8 t Secretary of the Senate. CHAPTER 809. An Act to authorise the County Ctaiuiis sioners of Curroll County to adjust and settle the amounts due Jeremiah Ro bertson, Trustee of John Smith, John Smith's children, and George Kane, for County Taxes paid in Error. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the County Commissioners of Carroll County he and they are hereby authorized to adjust and settle the amounts due Jeremiah Robertson, Trustee of John Smith, John Smith’s children, and Geo. Kane, for County taxes paid in error. Section 2. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the date of its pas- We hereby certify that the aforegoing is a correct cony of An Act of the General As sembly of Maryland, passed January Session, 1870. Approved April Bth, 1870. MILTON Y. KIDD, Chief Clerk of the House of Delegates. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, may 18-81 Secretary of the Senate. THE LAWS OF MARYLAND REDUCED IN PRICE. WITH the view of plac'ng within the reach of the new Magistrates and others The Maryland Couitaiid Bur hi jcm ruts. containing all the Late* in force in Maryland up to January .Session, 1872, complete in 6 vols. 8 mo., Law Sheep, the price has been reduced to $lB - same complete in 8 vols. bound in cloth sl6. Tiik Lawh or Maryland, passed at the January Session, 1870, will be ready early in June, price * $5. Magistrate's Dockets, Legal Blanks, such ij Deeds, Mortgages, Leases, ic., adapted for the City and Comities, Deed Paper, Legal and Record Cap Papers, ic., constantly on sale- - .1 Careful and prompt attention to all orders. MURPHY i CO., Publishers, ic., 182 Baltimore Street, may 0-tf Baltimore. Notice to CreitytorH. NOTICE is hereby given that the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans' Court of Carroll county, letters Testament* ry on the Estate of JOHN DIENST, late of Carroll county, deceased. All persons having claims against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same with the vouchors thereof legally authenticated to the subscriber, on or before the 2d day of December, next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted arc requested to make immediate payment. Given under my hand this 2d day of May, ■ A. D. 1870. DANIEL BOWMAN, map 6-4t* Executor. ComiiiiHMiouorti* Notice. rpilE County Commissioners of Carroll A. county, will meet at their Office, in West -1 minster, on the first Monday or Juke, 1876, > for the transaction of business. By order, r LOUIS C. THUMBO, may 6-4 t Clerk. THK ADVOCATE OFFICE has a larger assortment of Type, satiable for ) Printing Posters, than any other Office in i Western Maryland. WESTMINSTER, MD. SATURDAY, MAY 27, 1876. First Class Gils Gulf! **/ 1 roxsiHTixo or GROCERIES, Boots, Shoes, Hats, QUEENS WARE, CHINA, GLASSWARE, Tinware, Stoneware, WOODENWARE, HOUSE FURNISHING AND SILVER PLATED GOODS, Table and Pocket Cutlery, CLOCKS. MIRRORS, TRUNKS, VALISES, STATIONERY, And it large Variety of oilier Goods needed by everybody, CHEAP for CASH. B, G. BLANCHARD, West End, Westminster, Md. upr 29 GREAT ATTRACTION AT NO. 1, CARROLL HALL, DRY GOODS, AT Wonderfully Low Prices ! ! BEST ASSORTMENT OF MEN’S WEAR IN THE COUNTY, Ladies’ Dress Goods at prices that will astonish you. Heidelburg Silk Stripes at 12} cents. LATEST STYLE DRESS GOODS, Beet Black Silk in the County, $1.50. Gent's ready made Shirts, from 60 cts. up. ! ENGLISH SUITINGS, at great sacrafice. Calicos, Muslins, Sheet ings and Domestics, generally at lowest prices, may 18. H. L. NORRIS. STONER & ECKENRODE, Carriage A lap ib, Axn BLACKSMITHS IN GENERAL, STONEUSVILLE, Near Went minster, Carroll County , Md. Manufacture all the various styles of Car riages from THE FINEST PHAETON to the plain ROAD CARRIAGE. WAGONS OF EVERY KIND BUILT TO ORDER AT SHORT NOTICE. UdT liepairing Promptly Attended to. All work guaranteed, and prices iaiw as any riHT-ri.AH establishment in the State. GEORGE W. STONER, Ba. JOHN E. ECKENRODE. jon 8-ly Hd. irit EQUITY. In the Circuit Court for Carroll County. Upton Koop, Mortgagee, vs. Granville Wil son and Ann Wilson, his wife. ORDERED this Bth day of May, A. 1). 1876, that the sales of the Mortgaged properly made and reported by Upton Koop, Mortgagee, under and by virtue of a power of sale contained in a certain mortgage from Granville Wilson and Ann Wilson his wife to him, bearing date April 10th 1876, and record ed among the Real Estate Mortgage Records of Carroll county, in Liber F. T. S., No. 8, folio 618, Ac., be finally ratified and confirm ed, unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 18th day of June, next. Provi ded a copy of this order be inserted in some ncws|>aper published in Carroll county, Md., once a week for three successive weeks pre vious to the 6th day of Juno, next. The report states the amount of sales to be $1192.00. FRANK T. SHAW, Clerk, True copy, —Test: may 18-8 t Frank T. Shaw, Clerk. NO. 1620 EQUITY. In the Circuit Court for Carroll County. William P. Maulsby, trustee,- vs. Henry 8. Davis and Wife. ORDERED this 11th day of May, 1876, that the sale made and imported by Wm. P. Maulsby, Trustee, under and by virtue of the deed of trust in the proceedings mention ed, be ratified and confirmed unless cause to the contrary be shown on or before the 16th ' day of June, next: provided a copy of this order be published in some newspaper print ed in Carroll county, once a week in each of three successive weeks before the 7th day of June, next. The report sets forth the sales of one par cel of land containing 80 acres at $10.60 per acre. One other parcel containing 80 acres for $460.00, and another parcel containing 160 acres for $2164.00. WM. N. HAYDEN, Judge of the Ct. Court. True copy, —Test: may 18 8t _ FRANK T. SHAW, Clerk. BARK WANTED! WE will pay Eight Dollars per ton of 2080 lbs. for Chestnut Oak, ilnd Seven Dollars per ton for Spanish Oak Bark, deliv ered in sound, dry condition in our aheds at Union Mills, Carroll county. Md. We advise persons intending to peel bark to take it off as early ns possible, dry care fully, and haul ns soon as well dried, llark taken off' before the leaves have half grown is heavier, and more valuable. We do not buy Red Oak or Black Oak bark. No bark will be received that is not well dried. A. K. SHRIVBR A SONS, # 29 6t Union Mills, Md. AT PRIVATE SALE. A Blacksmith Shop and new Dwelling House, with 8} acres of land, on the 1 Baltimore and Liberty road, 28 miles from ! Baltimore, at Porter's cross roads, 2} miles from Freedom. It is an old stand and well known. The property will be sold low and terms to suit. Apply to or address J. OLIVER WADLOW, ap 29-tf Freedom, Md. ROAD NOTICE. NOTICE herab, given that application will Iw made to the Count, Commie aioners of Carroll count,, thirl, days from the dale hereof, to re-locate the Public Conn t, road. Mo. 30, known as the “Slone Itoad," leading from the *3d mile alone, on the road known an the “fiethraburg Turnpike Road,' 1 > ftom Joahiia Frownfeller'. house, past Weivt'a r mill, to the York Hoad, at Conrad Shue’a. • . JOSEPH KEESE, mar HP5t and othera. PUBLIC GENERAL LAWS i I’AMHBU BY 1 The General Assembly of Maryland, At tin* .lannary Session, 1870. IM'IILISIIKD UV AUTMOBITY. I CHAPTER 315. SHEEP HUSBANDRY. AN ACT For the protection of Sheep Husbandry. Section 1. Be it enacted ly the general Assembly of Maryland, That if uny dog or dogs shall be detected in killing, injuring or pursuing any sheep, the owner of said sheep shall have full power and right to kill said dog or dogs unless said dog or dogs shall have first escaped to his, her or their owner’s premises. Sec. 2. And bo it further enacted, That any person whose sheep have been killed or in jured by any dog or dogs, may proceed against the owner of such dog or dogs before any Justice of the Peace of this Stale having ju risdiction within the county where the killing or injuring may have occurred, j*rho shall forthwith issue a summons for the owner of such dog or dogs, and for such witnesses as may ho nccci nary to ascertain the amount of damages sustained by sueh killing or injuring, and soch J uxtice of the Peace shall forthwith give judgment for such damages as may be ascertained, which shall be collected as other debts in this State are collected, and such Justice shall also require the owner of such dog or dogs to give bond with good and suffi cient security in the sum of not less than fifty dollars, that such dog or dogs shall not there after kill or iujure any sheep, and upon fail ure of such owner of such dug of dogs to give such security, then said Justice of tiie Pence shall require some one of the constables of the county to proceed forthwith to kill such dog or dogs, and said constable for such kill ing shall he allowed the sum of one dollar for each dog killed by him upon such order by the Justice of the Peace as aforesaid, to- be taxed against the owner of such dog or dogs as a part of the costs in such case, provided that nothing in this act slitiH he construed to prevent the right of appeal os in other cases, and provided further, that Caroline, Cecil, Howard, Dorchester, Wicomico and Worces ter counties be exempted from the provisions of this act. Sec. 3. And he it further enacted, '1 hM id acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act be, uml the same ore hereby repealed and that this act shall take effect from the date of its passage. We hereby certify that the aforegoing is a true and perfect copy of un act passed the General Assembly of Maryland at the Jan uary session, 1876. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, Secretary of the Senate. MILTON Y. KIDD, Chief Clerk House of Delegates. Approved April 8, 1870. CHAPTER 222. EVIDENCE. AN ACT To repeal section two, of article thirty-seven, of the Code of Public General I.aws, title ! “Evidence, M sub-title “Competency of Wit nesses/’ ns amended by the Act of January 1 session, of eighteen hundred and seventy four, chapter three hundred and eighty-five, urn! to amend and re-enact the same to read as follows. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That section two of article thirty-seven, of the Code of Public General title “Evidence/’ sub-title “Competency of Witnesses/' as amended by the Act of January session of eighteen hun dred and seventy-four, chapter three hundred and eighty five, bo and the same is hereby repealed and re-enacted with amendments to read as follows: 2. When an original party to a contract or cause of action is dead, or shown to be luna tic or insane, or when an executor or admin istrator is a i>arty to the suit, action, or other proceedings, cither party may he called as a witness by his opponent, but shall not be admitted to testify on his own offer, or upon the? call of his co-plaintiff or co-de fendant, otherwise than now by law allowed, unless a nominal party merely, except in case where the party to such suit, action or other proceeding has died, or become lunatic or insane, after having testified in his own behalf, then the opposite party shall be a competent witness on his own behalf in such case, not withstanding the executor or administrator of such deceased person, or committee of such lunatic or insane person has become a party to such suit, action or other proceed ing, but shall not testify as to matters upon which such deceased, lunatic or insane per son was examined and testified to, provided, that when an executor or administrator, guar dian, or committee of a lunatic or insane per son is a party to the suit, action or other proceeding, when the cause of action has arisen on a contract made with such executor, administrator, guard committee, or out of transactions between such executor, admin istrator, guardian or committee and the other party, or when the executor, administrator, guardian or committee testifies as to any con versation had with the other party, either party may be examined us a witness, as pro vided for in the other sections of this article; and provided further, that it shall not be ' competent for uny party to the cause, who has been examined therein as a witness, to corroborate his testimony, whem impeached, by proof of his own declaration or statements made to third persons, out of the presence and hearing of the adverse party. Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage. We hereby certify that the aforegoing is a true and perfect copy of an act passed the General Assembly of Maryland, at the Janu ary session, 1870. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, Secretary of the Senate. MILTON Y. KIDD, Chief Clerk House of Delegates. Approved April 0, 1870. CHAPTER 040. REVENUE AND TAXES. AN ACT To repeal sub-sections throe, four and twen ty-one of section three of chapter four hun dred and eighty-three of the Acts of eigh teen hundred and seventy-four, entitled “an Act to repeal Article eighty-one of the Code of Public General Laws of the State of Ma ryland, entitled “Revenue and Taxes/’ and to re enact the same with amendments, and re enact the same so as to read as fol lows: Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That sub-sections three, four and twenty-one of section three of chapter four hundred and eighty-three of the Acts of 1874, entitled “an Act to repeal arti cle eighty-one of the Code of Public General Laws of the State of Maryland entitled Rev enue and Taxes, and to re-enact the same with amendments, be, and the same ore hereby repealed and re-enacted so ns to read as follows, yix: Section 8. That the provisions of the pre ceding section shall not apply to property be longing to the United States or to this State or to any county or incorporated city or town in this State, to houses or buildings used ex clusively for public worship, and the furniture contained therein and the ground which the said bouses or buildings so exclusively .used for public worship shall actually cover, grave yards, cemeteries paying no dividends, and burying grounds set apart for the use of any family or belonging to any church or congre gation, the crop or produce of any land in this State in the hands of the producer or his agent, provisions kept for the use and con sumption of the family of the person to whom the same shall belong, the working tools of mechanics and manufacturers moved or work - ed exclusively by hand, wearing apparel of every description, fish while in the pouession of Hie fishermen employed in catching, salt ing and packing the same and while they re main in their possession or in that of their agents unsold, hospitals or asylums, charita ble or benevolent institutions so far as used for the benefit of the indigent and afflicted and the ground which the buildings used as such hospitals, asylums, charitable or be nevolent institutions shall actually cover and the equipments owned by soch coporations or institutions, j Sec. 4. No porson who is not assessed to the sum of at least one hundred dollars shall be required to pay any tax. \ See. 21. The county commissioners of the several counties of this State and the Mayor and City Council of Ba'umore city are hereby directed to levy anmvdly the State taxes to jbo collected according to law, and to be ap- c i portioned os follows : a tax of five and u-half t I cents on each one hundred dollars to meet t the interest and to create a sinking fund for t the redemption of the defence or bounty loan, c an annual tax of ten cents on each one him- c ured dollars to aid in the support of the pub- t lie schools, to be distributed according to law t among the several counties and the city of c Baltimore, a tax of three fourths of one cent c on each one hundred dollars to meet the in- 1 terost and create a sinking fund for the re- c deroption of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum c loan, a tax of three-fourths of one cent on I each one hundred dollars to meet the interest t and create a sinking fund for the redemption i of the Maryland Hospital Loan, and such 1 other tax or taxes as may be hereafter from time to time prescribed by law, and the Comp- t troller of the Treasury shall annually levy the t same State taxes un the shares of capital t stock of all banks, State or National, and < other incorporated institutions and companies t . in this State, the shares of whose capital stock are, by law, liable to assessment ana taxation. . Sec. 2. And be it enacted, That this Act i shall take effect from and after the date of 1 its passage. We hereby certify that the aforegoing is a t true ami perfect copy of an Act passed the i , General Anaembly of Maryland, at the Jan uary session, 1870. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, .Secretary of the Senate. MILTON Y. KIDD, Chief Clerk House of Delegates. Appr .vt J April m. 1870. CHAPTER 221. CORPORATIONS. AN ACT To mid a new section to article twenty-six of the Code of Public General relating , to Corporations, so as to provide a more summary remedy against Companies incor porated by this State with authority to transport persons or property for hire. I Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the following be enacted as un additional section to article j twenty-six of the Code of Public General Laws relating to corporations, to wit. If any person is or shall be aggrieved by any Company, incorporated by the Laws of this , Stale with authority to transport or carry |>er- , i sous or property for hire by reason of any- , thing omitted to be done by the said , Company, in violation or contravention of its | duty in regard to the transportation or car- , Huge of properly or persons as aforesaid, it , • shall and may be lawful for such persons to , apply by petition in a summary way to the ( Circuit Court for the county, or Superior j , Court, fur the City of Baltimore, where said : Company shall have an office for the trans- ( action of business, fur relief against the said alleged grievance and thereupon the said f Court shall appoint a short day for hearing , the mutter of tne said petition, of which the , said Company shall have notice, and on hear ing of the parties, or in case the said Com pany shall fail to appear and show cause against the said application, on examination of the said |>etition and the evidence which shall or may be'produced by the petitioner in I support thereof, and the said Court shall and j may pass such order for relieving the said j petitioner or otherwise as to justice shall ap ! pertain, and the said Court shall have full : j power to enforce obedience to the said order j by writ of injunction or attachment or other ' process, which would be applicable in the en forcement of the said order in the event that , the same had been passed by the said Court i in the exercise of its general equity jurisdic- 4 tion, and the said Court shall have power to ( • provide for the examination of witnesses under i a commission or by deposition, and for taking J or collecting other necessary evidence to be 1 used at the nearing as aforesaid and for the c trial of issues involving any controverted ( matter of fact by a jury, under the direction * of the said Court, if the said Court shall deem J such trial to be proper, and either party may * appeal from the final order to be passed by < the said Court, or any order determining the t merits of the said application or any part j thereof to the Court of Appeals, and the j said appeal shall he heard and determined * at the first term of the said Court next after J the transmission of the transcript of the rec- t ord of the said appeal to the said Court, and f in the event of an appeal as aforesaid, the said Court of Appeals shall have authority to \ pass such order in relation to the costs of the f said proceeding as may seem right and proper. 1 Sec. 2. And be it enacted. That this Act [ shall take effect from the date of its passage. < We hereby certify, that the aforegoing is a 1 true and perfect copy of an act passed the a General Assembly of Maryland, at the Jan uary session, 1870. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, [ Secretary of the Senate. ■ MILTON Y. KIDD, [ Chief Clerk House of Delegates. | Approved April 8, 1870. c a CHAPTKK 224. ! CHANCERY. ’ m act ; To repeal sections fifty-one, fifty-two and fifty-three of article sixteen of the Code of 1 Public General laws, title “Chancery/* { sub-title “Injunction/’ and to re-enact the t same with amendments. 8 Sec. 1. Be it enacted by the General As- t sembly of Maryland, That Sectionsffifty-one, J fifty-two and fifty-three of Article sixteen of [ the Code of Public General laws, title Chan- l eery, sub title Injunction, be, and the same * are hereby repealed, amended and re-enacted f so as to read as follows: u 51. If any person against whom an injunc- [ tion has been issued, shall violate the same a after service thereof, or shall permit or con- v nive at the violation thereof by any other , person, the court on notice of such violation, i may issue attachment of contempt against * such person and if on proof the party be , adjudged guilty of the contempt, he may be • fined or imprisoned, or both, in the discretion * of the court. 52. If the violation complained of be waste u after injunction to stay waste, the court shall • ascertain the damage done by the waste b/ J affidavit or such other proof as the court may a judge necessary, and may fine the defendant p to tne extent of double toe damage done and s so ascertained ; and if the violation be the tl transfer of moneys, property or choses in ac- J tion after injunction forbidding such transfer * in addition to the* attachment against the de- p fendant a summons shall go for the assignee u if he be known, and if it appear that such assignee had knowledge of such injunction at m the time of accepting the transfer, or posses- J sion of property, or choses in action, he also shall he held in contempt and no title shall a be deemed to have passed to him, and he may "j be required to surrender to the court, on its J, the property, money or choses in action tl of which he has become possessed, but if the purchaser, taker or assignee be innocent of 8 , contempt, his title, if otherwise good, shall be c protected ; and the court shall take proof of J the value of such property, money, or choses tl in action disposed of or assigned, and the fine in all cases provided for in this Section shall £ remain to the credit of the cause in which the i injunction issued, and in the event of final n judgment in favor of the party inured, so J much thereof as the court may adjudge n shall go to him and the remainder go as other >< fines do ; and the court may imprison for non- {j compliance with their order to pay such fine, e and may issue execution in the name of the a Stat£ for its collection. 58. If any person under attachment for vi- 0 elating on injunction shall establish his inno- ” cence of the chaise, he shall be discharged with bis costs which shall be paid by the • 1 party complaining. See. 2. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect from the dale of ite passage. * We hereby certify that the aforegoing na c true and perfect copy of an act passed the J 1 General Assembly of Maryland, at the Janu- ■ ary session, 1876. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, , Secretary of the Senate. t 1 MILTON Y. KIDD, ‘ Chief Clerk of the House of Delegates. J 1 Approved April 8, 1876. ■■ -- - - - —. ■■ i ■ CHAPTER 225. 1 STATE TAXES. ] AN ACT 1 i To regulate th( levy, for State purposes for \ the year eighteen hundred and seventy-six, i 1 and for subsequent yean. 8 Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the County 3 Commissioners of the several counties of this 1 State, and the Mayor and City Council of Baltimore city are hereby directed to levy the 8 State taxes for the year eighteen hundred and r seventy-six, and annually thereafter, to be y collected according to law. and to be appor o tioned as follows; a tax of five and one half cents on each one hundred dollars, to meet the interest and to create a sinking fond for the redemption of the defense or bounty loan: a tax of three fourths of one cent, on each one hundred dollars, to meet the interest and create a sinking fund,for the redemption of the Deaf and Dumb Asylum loan, a tax of three fourths of one cent, on each one hun dred dollars, to meet the interest and create a sink ins fund for the redemption of the Maryland Hospital loan, and a tax of ten cents on each one hundred dollars, to aid in support of the Public Schools, to be distribu ted according to law, among the several coun ties, and the City of Baltimore ; making an aggregate of seventeen cents on each one hundred dollars, and the Comptroller of the Treasury shall levy the same State taxes, on the shares of capital stock of all Banks, State or National, and other incorporated institu tions and companies of this State, the shares of whose capital stock are by law liable to as sessment and taxation. Sec. 2. And be it further enacted, That all Acts or parts of acts, inconsistent with the provisions of this act be, and the same are hereby repealed. Sec. 8. And be it enacted, That this Act shall take effect from and after the date of its passage. We hereby certify, that the aforegoing is u true and perfect copy of an act passed the General Assembly of Maryland, ai the January session, 1876. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, Secretary of the Senate. MILTON Y. KIDD, Chief Clerk House of Delegates. Approved April 8, 1876. CHAPTER 857. EVIDENCE. AN ACT To repeal section three of Article thirty-seven of the Code of Public General Laws, enti tled “Evidence" and to enact in lieu there of the following. Section 1. Be it enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That section three of Article thirty-seven of the (’ode of Public General Laws, entitled “Evidence" be and the same is hereby repealed and the following enacted in lieu thereof. 3. In the trial of all indictments, complaints and other proceedings against persons charg ed with the commission of crimes and offences and in all proceedings in the nature of crimi nal proceedings in any court of this State and before a Justice of the Peace or other officer acting judicially, the person to charged shall, at his own request, but not otherwise, be deemed a competent witness ; but the neglect or refusal of any such person to testify shall not create any presumption against him. Sec. 2. And be it enacted. That this Act shall take effect from the date of its passage. We hereby certify that the aforegoing is a true and perfect copy of an act passed the General Assembly ot Maryland at the Jan uary session, 1876. AUGUSTUS GASSAWAY, Secretary of the Senate. MILTON Y. KIDD, Chief Clerk House of Delegates. Approved April 7, 1876. CHAPTER 196. To Incorporate the National Railroad Company. To Incorporate the National Railroad Company of Maryland. Section 1, lie it enacted by tho General Assembly of Mar> land. That the name anti style of this cum- Bmy shall bo the National Railroad Company of aryland. Sec. 2. And be it enacted. That the object of this company shall be to connect Washington with the Pennsylvanian system of Railroads through or near Brook vi lie. by the most feasible and direct railroad communication practicable. Hec.3. And be It enacted. That the capital stock of said company shall be two millions of dollars, divided into forty thousand shares of fifty dollars each. Hoc. 4. And be it etiated, That Benjamin bounds Jackson, Alexander K. Sheppard. Richard T. Mer rick. A. G. Riddle, Anthony Hyde, Frederick P. Hbutton, and William Thompson, of the District of Columbia; A. B. Davis, Montgomery Blair, Washing ton Bowie and Francis Miller, of Montgomery coun ty; William B. Matthews, Dennis Gaither and John K. Clarke, of Howard county; and John K.lsongweU. John E, Smith, Jacob F. McComas and Thomas F. Shephard, of Carroll county, be and they are hereby upiMtinted t ommisslonerx with power and authority to open books and receive subscriptions to the capi tal stock of said company, according to the terms set forth in the next succeeding section of this act Sec. 5. And be it enacted, That the said commis sioner* shall not be lews than seven in number, and they, or a majority of them, may cause books to be opened for the purpose of receiving subscriptions to the capital stock ut the said company, at such time or limes and at such place or places as they may deem expedient, after haring given notice at least once a week for three successive weeks in one or more newspapers published in the county or city tn which books of subscription are to bo opened as aforesaid. Sec. 6. And be it enacted. That upon the flrwt open ing of said books, they shall be kept open for at feast ten successive days, from ten o'clock A. M. until two o'clock P. M . and if at the expiration of that period such a subscription to the capital stock of said com pany as Is necessary to Us Incorporation shall not bare been obtained, the said commissioners, or a majority of them may cause the said books to be opened from time to time after the expiration of the said ten days, for the space of twelve months there after. or until the sum necessary to the incorporation of the company shall be subscribed, if not sooner subscribed; and if any of the said commissioner* shall die, resign or refuse to act during tho continuance of the duties devolved upon them by this act, anoth er may be appointed in nis stead by the remaining commissioners or a majority of them. Sec. 7. And be It enacted, That the capital stock of this corporation shall be divided into shares of fifty dollars each, which may be subscribed for by individuals, or by any other corporation which may be author!aed to subscribe lor the same; and as soon as two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of said capital stock shall be subscribed and paid iu, in ac tual cash the subecritters of the said stock, their suc cessors ami assigns shall be thenceforward, and not before, entitled to exercise corporate powers under the name and title aforesaid, and by that name shall be thenceforward, and not before capable In law of purchasing, holding, seillng, leasing and conveying estates, real, personal and mixed, so far as shall be necessary for the purposes hereinafter mentioned, and no further, and shall have perpetual succession; and by that corporate name may thenceforward, and not before, sue and be sued, and may have and use a common seal, which they shall have power to alter or renew at their pleasure; and ahall thenceforward, and not before, have, enjoy and may exercise all the powers, rights and privileges which other corporate bodies may lawfolly do, for the purposes mentioned In this act. See. 8. And be it enacted, That upon every such subscription there shall be paid at the time of sub scribing to the said commissioners or to their agents appointed to receive such subscriptions the sum of one dollar on every share subacribed, and the resi due thereof shall be paid on such installments, and at such tlams as it may be required by the president and direcOTH of said company; provided, that no payment shall be demanded of any installment, un till at least sixty days public notice of such demand ■hall have been given by the said president and di rectors; and If any subscriber shall fail or neglect to pay any Installment, or any part of said subscription thus demanded for the space of sixty days next after the time the same shall be due and payable, the stock on which it is demanded shall be forfeited to the company, and may We sold by the said president and directors for the benefit of the company, but the president and directors may rem U any such forfei ture on such terms as they shall deem proper. Hec. 9. And be it enacted. Thot if the suWription herein made necessary to the Incorporation of the said company shall nut be obtained within five yean after the first opening of the subscription books by the said commissioners, all subscriptions under ft ahall be null and void, and the said commissioners after discharging the expenses of opening the books shall return the residue of the money paid in upon subscriptions to the several subscribers, in proper proportions to the um respectively paid li by See. 10. And bo it enacted, That at the expiration of the tea days for which the books are first opened, if two hundred and fifty thousand dollars of the capital stock, shall have I wen subscribed, or If not as soon thereafter as the same shall be subscribed, it within five years after the first opening of the books, the said commissioners, or a majority of them, shall call a general meeting Of the subscribers at such time and place as they may appoint, and shall give like notice to that required for tho opening of the sub scription books of the said company; and at such meeting the said commissioners shall lay the Sub scription books before the ntiwcribfen then and there present, and thereupon the said subscribers, or a majority of them, shall elect twelve directors by bal lot to manage the aflklrs of said company; and these twelve directors, or a majority of than, shall have the iwwer of electing a President of said company cither from among the directors or others, and of allowing him such compensation for his services as they may deem proper, and in said election, and on Other occasions wherein a vote of the stock holders of said company la to be taken, each stockholder shall be allowed one vote for every share owned by it. him or her. and every stockholder may depute any other person to vote and act for it. him or her aa lu. his or her proxy, and the coaunMonecsafore said. or any three or more of them, shall be the Judges of the said first election of directors. " Secjl. And be it mortal. That to continue the succession of the prealdeat and directors of said company, twelve director;.shall be chosen annually on the first Monday of May in every y-ar, in the county' or city. In which the principal office of the ■aid company shall be located by the sun k holders of said company. Sec, U. And be It enacted. That tile dlnclon of the laid company, or a minority ot them, ahall have power to appoint Judge, of all election, and to elect a president uf said company either Irani among the director, or other., and to allow Mm Mich compete ■atlon (hr hi, aervlce, a, they may doom proper, Md If any vacancy (hall occur hy death, ntfenatlon or refuel to act of any president or dlrectorTbefore th year for which be was elected has esplred, a peraon to ml such vacant place (hr the residue of the year mav U, appointed by the president and directors of mid company or a msjority of them; and the presi dent and directors of the company ahall hold and exercise their oms until anew election of president and directors, and all election! which are by this 60 w ' u,lu Hec. IX And lx it enacted. That a general meeting of the stockholders of saltl company shaft be bald annually at the time and place appointed torthe cteotfou 6f the president and directors of said com h< 455?,2? ,1ln * “•<* Mia-Omith oftbe wholeMact SrSHSSSSS hook, nf entacttptlon; and when anf such MlligS •re called by the stockholder*, wieh notice shall specify the particular object of Uie call; and if at any such called meeting* a majority (in value) of the stockholders of said company are not present in per son or by proxy, such meeting shall be adjourned from day to day without traiuaeting any business, for any time not exceeding three days, and if within mild three days work ho idem having a majority (in value) of the *b*-k subscribed do not attend, such meetings shall be dtotolved. Hw. 14. And be It enacted, That at the regular an nual meetings of the stockholders of said company, it aliall be the duty of the president and directors In ti,T preceding year to exhibit a clear and cl inti net statement of the athun of the company in detail; and at any called meetings of the stockhold ers, a majority of thus*- present may require similar staU'inenut from the president and directors, whose dittf it shall be to furnish them when tbosruquired; and at all general meetings of the stockholders, a majority (In value) of ail the stookholders in said compainr, may remove from office any president or any of the directors of said company, and may ap point others in their stead. And be it enacted. That every president and director of said company, before he acts as such "hall swear or affirm as the case may be that he will well and truly discharge the his mid offic " to the best of bis skill and Judgment. Bee. IC. And he it enacted. That the said president and directors, or a majority of f bem, may appoint all such officers, engineers, agents or servants whatso ®rtf' ,* y dw,m necessary for the transaction of the business of Uie company, and may remove any ® f ■ tfeir pleasure; and they or a majority of them shall have power to determine by contract the compensation of all the engineers, officers, agents or servants in the employ of said company, and to de termine by their by-laws the manner of adjusting and settling all accounts against the company, and also the manner aud evidence of transfers of stock In mid company, and they or a majority of them, shall have power to pass ail by-laws which they may deem necessary or proper for exercising all the pow cm vented In such company, and for carrying out the objects thereof; provided only, that such by- Uws shall not be contrary to the laws of Uie United Wales or thisßtate. Bec. 17. And be It enacted. That If the capital stock of said company shall prove to be Insufficient for the purpose of ecnstrocUng aud equipping its road. It shall aud may be lawful fbrthe president and direc tom of mid eotßMny. or a majority of them, from Umc to time to increase the said capital stock to three millions of dollars, by the addition of as many share* as they may deem necessary, tor which they may at their option cause subscriptions to be re celved in the manner preacrlbed by them, or they may sell the mme for the benefit of the company for any amount not under their par value; another or a majority of them shall have jlbwer to borrow money tor the purpose of constructing or equipping said road, and make aud execute bonds or certifi cate* of indebtedness under the seal of the company for such sum or sums, and payable at such time or times, aud to sell aud dispose of the same on such . terms, as to the president and directors may seem p J°R®r' P* oTlded - Uiat nothing herein contained shall be taken to authorise mid company to lame anything in the nature of a bank note or other paper to be used for clrculaUon as a currency; and the said president and directors of the mid company are au thorised to make aud execute such mortgage or mortgages, from time to time, of the works and pro perly of the mid company, as may be necessary to secure the payments oi the said bonds or certificates of debt and of the interest thereon, according to the tenor of the mid bonds and certificates of debt, and the said mortgage or mortgages when so made as aforesaid, shdl rw made to a trustee or trustees, who shall hold the works and property so mortgaged, and may dispose of the same according to the terms of the said mortgage or mortgages, tor the beuefit of the persons Intended to be secured by mid mortgage 1 enacted. That the president aud I directors of said company shall be, aud are hereby Invested with all the rights and powers necessary to the construction and repair of the railroad author l*ed by this Act of Assembly, which shall not exceed sixty-six feet in width on the surface, but may have •uch addition, as may I* MMSSRiy for slopes and embankments, and shall have us many setsor tracks switches and turnouts and branches not exceeding ten miles in length, as the mid president and direc tors may deem necessary and the mid president and direct",* may mm to (■ made, or contract with other, for maklua ntld railroad tnwk*. switches turnout* anil hmnebja, or any iout thereof. Inclu ding building of bridges, necessary warehouse*, do pots and stations, and fixing scales and weights, aud all works whatsoever, which may be necessary to the proper completion and working of said read and branches, and may acquire any land, earth, stone gravel or other material required tor any of the pur poses aforesaid, by agreement with the owners there i of. or by condemnation, ns provided in sections one I hundred and seventy, one hundred and seventy-one, one hundred and seventy-two, one hundred and seventy three, one hundred and seventy-tour and one hundred and seventy-five, of article twenty-six of the Code, entitled “corporations,” and all said sections shall apply to this railroad company. bee. 111, Aud ue It enacted. That whenever in the construction of the sold read or reads, or branches, t shall be necessary to cress or intersect any *tab- Uehed road or way, It shall be the duty of the presl dent and directors of mid company so to construct the said read or reads, or branches, across the estab lish read or way as not to impede the passage or transportation of persons or property along the same, or where it shall be necessary to pass through thu land of any Individual, it shall also be their duly to provide tor each individual proper wagon-ways said road or reads, from one part ofhl* land to the other. See. J). And be it enacted. That the mid president and directon. or a majority of them, shall have pow- 1 er to purchase, with the funds of said company, and ! place on auy railroad, constructed by them uniter this act, all engines, cars or carriages of any descrip Uon whatsoever which they may deem necessary or proper tor the purpose* of transportation on mill railroad, ami they shall have puwar to charge tor I the transportation of persons good*, produce, mer- 1 chandise, or property of any kind whatsoever, tram ported by them along mid railroad, any sum not ex ceodlng three cents |*er mile for all passengers, aud not exceeding five cents per ton per mile upon al 1 goods, produce, merchandise, or property of any de scription whatsoever transported thereon, except upon flour, grain, com, oats, tobacco, whiskey, coal. Iren, lime, ore, lumber, plaster, stone, wood, fish aud mlt, upon which the rates shall not exceed six cents per ton per mile; but any person or persons or cor porations in this state or the United mates, may con tract with this company for the exclusive use of any i-ar or caw or train on this road at such times, upon such terras, and at such rates or prices as may be •mood upon bon,eon the ponies to the sold connect; and It shall not be lawful for any other company, or for any person or persons whomsoever, u> travel upon or use any of the reads of said company, or to transport persons, merchandise, produce or proper ty, of any description whatsoever, on or along said reads or any of them without a license or permission of the president and directon of mid company; and the mid read or roads with all their works, improve ments and profits, and all the machinery for trans portation used on mid road, are declared to bo vetted in the said company aud their successors forever, and the shares of the capital stock of said company shall bo deemed and considered |iersonal estate. bee. 21. And bo it enacted, That the said president and directon shall annually or semi-annually de clare and make such dividend, as they may deem proper, of the net preflu arising from the resources of the said company, after deducting the necessary current and probable contingent expenses, and they shall divide the mid dividend among the proprietors of the stock of mid company in proper proportion to their respective share*. bee. 22. And be It enacted. That if any person or persons shall wiIHUIIy, by any means w hatsoever, injure, impair or destroy any part of this railroad or any of the accessary works, buildings, carriages, ve hicles or machines belonging to or in the occupa tion of this railroad company, such person or per sons. so offending shall each of them tor every such offence forfeit and pay to the said company the sum of five hundred dollars, which may be revovered in the name of said company by an action of debt in any court having Jurisdiction of the same, and shall also be subject to indictment for said offimee, ami upon conviction of such offence, shall be punished by flne and iuprtooment, in the discretion of the court. ttoc. 23. And he it enacted. That if the railroad, authorised as aforesaid, shall not be commenced in five yeaw from the passage of the act authorising the same, and shall not finished within ten years from the time af the commencement thereof, this act, authorizing the mme, shall be null and void. ec. 24. And be it enacted, That the right and privilege to hereby reserved to any company, here tofore or hereafter to be incorporated, to connect with the railroad authorised by this act; provided, that In forming aaid connexion, no injury shall le done to the worka or line of the property with which auch connextion la made. Sec. 25. And be it enacted, That the railroad com pany hereby incorporated, may own and operate any line ofateamshlpa or steam boats, or may subscribe to or bold the stock of any company owning and operating such steamships or steamboats, where ■uch steamships or steamboats can be used wholly or in part, in connexion with the business of said railroad company. Bee. 26. And be it enacted. That the General As sembly rewrves the right to repeal, alter or amend the provision* of this act at Usjdeamire. Bee. 27. And be It enacted, That this Act shall take affix* from the date of lu pomace. We hereby certify that the aforegoing to a true and perfect copy of au Act passed the General Assembly of Maryland at the Januanr session. 1876. AUGUSTUS GASS A WAY, Secretary of the Senate. MILTON Y. KIDD, • Chief Clerk House of Delegates. * Approved April 8,1K76. CHAPTER 320. g PENSIONS. AN ACT Granting to certain soldkra and widows of soldiers of the war of eighteen hundred and twelve a pen sion of eighty dollars per annum to be paid in Quarterly instalment*. Section 1. Belt enacted by the General Assembly of Maryland, That the Bute Treasurer, upon the warrant of the Comptroller, bo, and he to hereby authorised and directed to pay an annual pension of eighty dollars in four equal aud quaiterlv install menu of twenty dollars etch, to each one of the per sona hereinafter named during hto or her natural life, to wit; provided, that no person shall be entl lied to a pension under this Act uulc* they prove by two witnesses to the satisfaction of the Cbmptrol er that the applicant served in the war of 1812 and U, or If a widow, she was a widow of a soldier of the war of 1812 and 14. Further provided, that all claimant* shall show to the satisfaction of Uie Comp troller that their names were properly on the pen sion list or were accidentally omitted, or misspelled. To Rschrl Pumpbrey. Kheuoser run- Phrer. M*jl Mcrmr, widow of An blbald Horror. kllnftWJi Williams. widow of Wm. Williams, Mary B Vrslers. Baibara Bower, widow of John Jacob Bower, George N. Hollins, Jacob Mason, Christians McDonald, widow of Alexander bacon C. Bhodaa. widow of John H. Bhodea Noah Cutltoon, Ann K. Zachary, widow of William Zadi sry Mary Berry, widow of Junes Berry. Hannah J. Hsckett. widow of James Hockett. Nathaniel Watt*. 3ttSwrSn£tESS.Btf£ gggg ssmsm W: BSffi,-*- To Mute Barter wßme Sjo& Burton To Nathaniel PjSuS7%te*^itoall. To Mur D. Hklnner, (terajH^Ridgcway. : To Nicholas /.X d & Oh Ha*. i Hobbs, MmA. Disney, widow of Richard Disney. I VOL. XI.-NO. 29. 1 _ Pritur Gcryf’j (huuiii 1 1° ?***• AUauno F. Hayes, widow of 1 joh n Hayes, of the war q|lKl2, Kllzalith Kron Mn i i *& ulu ? £ wMPr of (:oLJa<*>h Mmali 1 f war of Jterhel Roach. widow' 0 f Roach, to Ann Hobbs, widow of William i Elizabeth A. Warfield, widow of James Warfield jfrgiwWooßOT, widow or wmUto ' To Kllia Ogdon, wC ot vSlUai Ogdon, _ _ , H’ufbitifjtun County. To Goorge Ann Franu widow of Hann E Frauu, Catharine Kline, widow of William KJlne Husau Miller, widow of Jacob Miller Catharine Hotem, wldowo/John Kobortt £ J—. Kohler, widow of George Koh- Harford (hituty. i b K,c,n fe wMow of William i oi u h l 3** Klh P*®?®*. widow Andrew Himm.- wW °w of Haniuel Bcarljormigh’ hltesMowlea. widow of Matthew HowSTScSSw * arman, Eveline Ayres, widow of James A yets.. _ w „ ItaUimorr County. m u**! 1 i* eUK , IInK widow of David VengSSg Petti Kclrlc, widow of Mathew Keirie. Win. Amte Arundel Ckmuty. To Joseph Owens, Elizabeth ElUot, widow of James Elliot. Ann Anntnger, Wm. K ThoiniMun W m WiUUm Hubtewd, and Willie rfiggins' Wm. (itrrvS County. To Lewis Green. Mary Ogg. Elizabeth N Nall I Kvam ° fS,,,nUtl widow of Amon Somenet County. To I-evln Conner, Betty Hterllnx widow of Ann... £in> Werlln*, wld.“„f Bouthy Hterling, Abraham Somers, Nancy Tull, wid iTdoi hjss: l ■->• bw , To Bamuei Johnson, Jamesllfccoy, Rachel Fulton Fulton. HarKl/i. wVdm _ , PmUrick County. To Richard Wootteu. Jacob Aubert. John Fsuble ssssaasapi Hller, Mlcha Hhlven, widow of Shivers. shall issue hi" warrant upon the Treasurer, under Ue provl stonsof thto Act. he shal! require each and every one of Uie aforementioned pensioners, to file in his office the affidavit of two credible witnesses that the party claiming a pension under the provisions of gist "u'V u * *s® ***** ‘be cLim.nl. that he or she to a bona fide, resident of the State of Mury land, and he or site lain indigent circumstances and provided further, that ouch claimant or claimants once in each year counting from Uie passage of this Act, renew such affidavit proving the foci that if a within the Htate of Maryland and Mid claimant or claimants continue to be lu indi ffm : and i ,ruv ‘ ded ■ W*at the claimants isSSS *bey oorved In Ui war of 1U and 1814, and If widows, Uiat their husband*. w f fn . mi ‘bteHUte. Provided, forth er, that nothing herein contained shall be so con strued as to allow pensions to widows other than Uiooe that were married at the Utue or within five year* after the close of the war. provided, also the by tfie certificate of the County < ommimionent, or Appeal Tax Court of Hal tiinore city. be itenactwi.That this act shall take effw-t from the date of its passage. W'e hereby certify that the aforegoing I* a true and offtn 601 P****d the General Assembly of Maryland at the January session, 1876. AUGUSTUS GABHAWAY, Becretaryofthe He date. MILTON Y. KIDD, . Chief Cteffc Hoorn of Delegates. Approved April 8, 1870. CARPETS, STRAW MATTINOS, OIL CLOTHS, INGRAINS, 8 PLYS, YARN, BRUSSELS, Rag, Venetian, List, do. Rugs, MATS, &C. AT LOWEST CASH PRICES, AT E- BC. OEXIISTA.Nrr>’S, Corner Main and Court Sth., Wentrinntex, Rpr22-8m Nottcr to CretlltorN, NOTICE u herebjr gtveu that the nubucn ben have obtained from the Orphan*’ Court of Critoll county Letter* Teetamentary on the personal estate of JOHN*KROH, late of Carroll onnty, deceased. All penton* having claim* against the deceased, are hereby warned to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof legally authenticated to the subscribers on or before the 25th day of November next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all benefit of said estate. Those indebted are requested to make immediate ~ayment. Given under our hands this 26th day of April. 1878. - JOHN N. KttOH, EDMAN H. WEAVER, May 0-4 t Executors. Notice to Creditors. THIS is to give notice, that the subscriber ha* obtained from the Orphans' Court of Carroll county, letters of Testamentary on the Personal Estate of OEO. HARRIS, late of Carroll county, deceased. All per sons having claims Against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof legally authenticated to the subscriberon or before the Ist day of Decem ber next; they may otherwise by law be exclu ded from all benefitof said estate. Those in debted are requested to make immediate pay ment. Given under my hand this Ist day of Mar, 1878. GEO. W. GILBERT, Executor. J. H. Sinoek, Agent. may -4t Notice to Creditora. NOTICE is hereby riven that the subscri ber has obtained from the Orphans’ Court of Carroll county, Letters of Testamen tary on the Estate of FREDERICK: BERWAGER, late of Carroll county, deceased. All person* having claims against the deceased are hereby warned to exhibit the same with the vouchers thereof legally authenticated to the subscri ber, on or before the 2d day of December next; they may otherwise by law be excluded from all beneht of aaid estate. Those indebt ed are requested to make immediate payment. Given under my hand this 2d day of May. A.D. 1870. GODFREY BERWAGER, m J B’it* Executor. ' t*. M. QUINN, DEALER IX Foreign Wines, Brandies, Gin, SCOTCH A IRISH WHISKIES, to. Vomer High Milieu St*,, Italtu. THIS old-established House being exclu sively in the Liquor Business for many years, I would respectfully call the attention of Hotel and Store Keeper* to my fine as sortment of PDRE RYE aWfc WHISKIES of the i.ni<wJi grades, selected with great tf-ffmjl care. Likewise u variety FANCY AND DOMESTIC LIQUORS, which I am prepared to tall at the lowest pneet. ap 22-ly Something New in Westminster! I A. P. CLARK HAS OPENED A Bonnet & Hat Bleachery. r Shapes. Ladies’ and timtlsmes's Straw Uata made ie order. A. F. CLARK. Westminster Hat an J B^nimtWleaehery. TO FARMERS. i ureas aeaooaoa nooe 11

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