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FENCES AND COMMON FIELDS.—COURTS.-CITY OF NEW HAVEN.

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CHAPTER XI.

An Act in addition to an Act concerning Fences and Common

Fields.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

That all proprietors of land in the Rocky Hill Meadow, to Fences in Rocky whom a portion of fence enclosing said meadow shall have been or may be hereafter set on a line of the highway bounding said meadow on the west, shall be required to keep and maintain such fence in good and sufficient repair, to the acceptance of the fence viewers of said meadow at all times, from the 15th day of May to the 15th day of October in each year.

Approved, June 8th, 1871.

CHAPTER XII.

An Act in addition to an Act entitled “An Act relating to Courts.”

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened:

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Sec. 1. The superior court in and for the county of Fairfield Adjoumment of for the trial of criminal causes, may, at the discretion of the court in Fairfield iudge holding said court, adjourn its session from the place where sbire town to the said court is designated to be held for that term, to the other place in said county where said court is by law appointed to be held.

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repeal. hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 8th, 1871.

TVhon this act takes effect.

CHAPTER XIII.

An Act relating to the Charter of the City of New Haven.

thorized to issue ages.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened :

SEC. 1. The court of common council of the city of New New Haven auHaven, are hereby authorized and empowered, by the concurrent 500,000 City vote of a majority of the members of each branch of said court Sewerage bonds. present and absent, subject to the approval or disapproval of the mayor, as provided in the charter of said city, to issue under the corporate name and seal, and upon the credit of the city of New Haven, bonds, or other certificates of debt, to an amount not

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exceeding in the whole, the par value of five hundred thousand dollars, which bonds shall be denominated, “ City Sewerage Bonds," and the same, or the avails thereof, when sold as hereinafter authorized, may be appropriated by said court of common council, to the payment of any expenses incurred by said city in the construction in said city of sewers, made under the superintendence and direction of, or in accordance with, the plan approved and adopted by E. S. Chesbrough, but to no other purpose whatsoever. And said bonds may be issued in such sums, and shall be prepared, signed, and authenticated in such manner as said court of common council may determine, and one half of said bonds shall be payable in twenty years from date, and the remainder in thirty years from date, with interest at the rate of seven per cent. per annum, payable semi-annually, and may be sold from time to time, under the direction of the mayor and aldermen of said city, and said bonds or certificates when issued as aforesaid shall be obligatory upon the city of New Haven, to all intents and purposes, and may be enforced and collected, in the same manner, and to the same extent that debts contracted by municipal corporations in this State are enforced.

SEC. 2. The court of common council of said city of New Council of New Haven, in addition to the present corporate power of said City, ter courses inn is hereby further authorized and empowered to take, occupy, and

appropriate for the purposes of drainage and sewerage in said city, in such manner as the health and convenience of said city, in the opinion and judgment of the court of common council, may from time to time require, any and all water courses, natural or artificial, or any portion thereof within said city, to deepen, clear out, alter, or straighten the same, or any portion thereof, for the purposes aforesaid, to establish the bounds thereof, within which it shall not be lawful for any person to place any building, part of a building, wall, dam, or obstruction, without a special license from said court of common council, first had and obtained, to remove all buildings, parts of buildings, walls, dams, earth, stones, rubbish, and obstructions of every kind that may be situated within the bounds of said water courses to be designated as aforesaid, to construct sewers, or other artificial channels, for the flow of said water, and to remove all obstructions to the passage of water in the said water courses, sewers, or channels, also, to raise, fill up, and drain low grounds. And if said court of common council shall exercise

any of the powers conferred by this act, the mode of proceeding benefits und dam- shall be the same in all respects, as is now provided by the char

ter of said city, in case of the lay out, etc., of any highway, square, park, street, or other public improvement, etc., and the board of road commissioners shall exercise the same powers, and perform the same duties in reference thereto, mutatis mutandis, as they now exercise and perform in case of the lay out, etc., of any highway, square, park, street, or other public improvement, under said charter, and if the property or franchise of any person or corporation is benefited or dainaged by the ex

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ercise of any of the powers conferred by this act, such person or corporation shall have the same rights, and be subject to the same liabilities as are specified and provided in the charter of said city, in case of the lay out, etc., of any highway, square, street, park, or other public improvements, etc., in said city.

Approved, June 10th, 1871.

CHAPTER XIV.

An Act in addition to an Act entitled An Act concerning Com

munities and Corporations.

nesy, how settled.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened :

That whenever the stockholders of any corporation legally con- Affairs of corporstituted under and by authority of the laws of this state, shall discontinue busihave voted to discontinue the business for which said corporation was constituted, and distribute its capital stock among its stockholders ; such corporation may apply to the superior court in the county where it is located, or to any judge of said court in vacation, for an order limiting a time for the creditors of said corporation to present their claims against said corporation to the directors thereof, and said court or judge may make such order, limiting not less than two months from its date, and shall prescribe the notice that shall be given thereof to said creditors, and all claims which are not presented in pursuance of said order, shall be barred of a recovery.

Approved, June 15th, 1871.

CHAPTER XV.

An Act concerning Pledges of Stocks.

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened :

SEC. 1. That whenever the owner of any right or shares in the stock of corporastock of any corporation duly constituted by the laws of the state state

, how pledgof Connecticut or in any banking association organized in this ed to secure debt state under the laws of the United States, shall desire to pledge the same for any debt or duty, he may execute a power of attorney to the party to whom the debt or duty is due, particularly describing the same, authorizing said party or his substitute to transfer such stock on the books of said corporation and shall deliver said power of attorney, with the certificate of stock therein mentioned to said party and thereupon such stock shall be held as security for said debt or duty as effectually as if the same had been transferred to said party on the books of such corporation. But said stock shall not be protected from attachment or levy

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by any creditor of the owner thereof or from passing to his assignee in bankruptcy or trustee in insolvency, until a copy of said power of attorney shall be filed with the cashier, treasurer, or secretary of said corporation, whose duty it shall be to note upon the stock book of said corporation the fact of the stock's

being pledged, and the amount for which it is pledged. When sush stock

SEC. 2. Whenever any such stock is pledged as aforesaid to corporation. any corporation, the power of attorney may be made to the cashier,

secretary, or treasurer thereof as such.

Approved, June 15th, 1871.

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CHAPTER XVI.

An Act for the Protection of Fish in Cream Hill Lake, in the

Town of Cornwall.

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hibited for three years.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in

General Assembly convened : Taking fish from Sec. 1. The taking of any fish from the Cream Hill Lake in in Cornwall, pro the town of Cornwall, by any hook; net, spear, or in any other

manner, is hereby prohibited for the term of three years. Penalty.

SEC. 2. For each and every violation of this act, the person or persons so offending shall be punished upon conviction thereof, by a fine not exceeding thirty dollars, one-half payable to the treasury of the town of Cornwall, and one-half to the informer upon conviction of the offender.

SEC. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 15th, 1871.

When this act takes effect

CHAPTER XVII.

An Act for the Protection of Electric Signals on Railroads.

Penalty for wilful injury to electric

roads.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened :

Sec. 1. Every person who shall wilfully and maliciously insignals on rail-jure, molest, or destroy, any electric signal in use on any railroad

in this state, or any material or property appertaining thereto, or
who shall cut, disconnect, remove, or otherwise interrupt the use
of any wire, lever, pin, or battery, used to operate such signal, or
its connection therewith, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding
one thousand dollars, and by imprisonment in the Connecticut
state prison for a term not exceeding ten ycars.

SEC. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 15th, 1871.

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When this act takes effect.

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CHAPTER XVIII.

An Act in addition to an Act entitled “An Act concerning Com

munities and Corporations.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened: Sec. 1. Whenever the holders of one-third or more of the Joint stock cor

oporations, how stock of any joint stock corporation organized under the laws of dissolved. this state, shall desire its dissolution, they may bring their petition in equity to the superior court in the county where such corporation has its principal place of business, asking for its dissolution and the winding up of its affairs, and such court shall have power, if it deem it expedient for the best interest of the stockholders, to wind up the affairs of said corporation and dissolve the same, and may proceed to do the same in the manner provided in an Act entitled “An Act relating to Corporations," approved June 19th, 1869, and for that purpose shall have all the powers now vested in courts of equity.

Sec. 2. The four hundred twenty-fourth section of the act to Repeal. which this is an addition is hereby repealed.

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage.
Approved, June 15th, 1871.

When this act takes effect.

CHAPTER XIX.

An Act in alteration of "An Act relating to the Charter of the

City of New Haven.”

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Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Assembly convened :

Sec. 1. That the 4th, 5th, and 6th sections of the act relating Common council to the charter of the city of New Haven, passed May session, be called hereaf1869, be and the same is hereby amended by the omission of the ter tho council. word “common” wherever it precedes the word “councilmen” in said sections, and that the word “the” be substituted for the word “common” in the 11th printed line of the 10th section of said act, and that the 14th section of said act be amended as follows: no by-law shall be of force until the same has been pub- Publication of

: lished at least three times in two or more daily newspapers pub-by-laws. lished in said city, and until one week after its enactment, and Publications of that the word “three" shall be substituted for the word “twelve” public works. where it occurs in the last sentence of the 16th section of said act, and that the 19th section of said act shall be amended by the omission of the word “common" in the 2d, 6th, and 7th printed lines thereof, and all the powers conferred by the 28th section of Powers of judge the act upon a judge of the superior court may also be exercised mon pleas reby any judge of the court of common pleas.

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