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share of the district lying within the limits of the City of St. Louis, shall at once pass and be delivered by the County Court of St. Louis County, or public officers in charge thereof, to the Board of President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools, and the residue of all said property and the evidences thereof shall pass and be delivered by the present County Court of St. Louis County or public officers in charge thereof to the proper authorities of the County of St. Louis, as constituted by this Schenie. From and after the date this Scheme goes into operation all public officers within the City of St. Louis, shall account for, and pay over to the Board of President and Directors of the St. Louis Public Schools, all fines and penalties and other nioneys collected within said city, and heretofore payable into, and forming part of the County School Fund of St. 'Louis County:

SEC. 39. All claims for the printing, clerk hire, and other expenses of this Board of Freeholders shall be made out, and certified to by the President of the Board immediately after the adjournment of this Board, and such claims, so certified, shall, as soon as this Scheme and the Charter framed thereunder, are adopted, be paid by the Treasurer of the present County of St. Louis out of the general revenue of said county, and such payments shall be allowed to said Treasurer in the settlement of his accounts as provided for in this Scheme.

CHARTER OF THE CITY OF ST. LOUIS.

ARTICLE I. Corporate powers, boundaries and wards.

II. Election and registration.
III. Legislative department.
IV. Executive and administrative department.

V. Revenue and taxation.
VI. Public improvements-street openings.
VII. Water works.
VIII. Public parks.
IX. Harbor and wharf department.

X. Street railroads.
XI. Fire department.
XII. Health department.
XIII. Schools.
XIV. Sinking fund.
XV. Public printing.
XVI. Miscellaneous provisions.

ARTICLE I.

CORPORATE POWERS, BOUNDARIES AND WARDS.

SECTION
1. Corporate name and powers-

authority to purchase, hold
and dispose of property—to re-
ceive bequests, etc., and have a
common seal.

SECTION
2. Corporate limits and bound-

aries.
3. Ward boundaries.
4. Correction of ward limits and

permanent division lines.

SECTION 1. Corporate Name and Powers-Authority to Purchase, Hold and Dispose of Property-To Receive Bequests, Etc., and have a Common Seal.—The inhabitants of all that district of country embraced within the limits prescribed in the next succeeding section, shall be and continue a body corporate by the name and styie of “The City of St. Louis," and by that name shall have perpetual succession, shall sue and be sued, implead and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts of law and equity, and in all actions whatsoever; may purchase, receive and hold property, real or personal, within said city, and beyond the limits of the city, to be used for the burial of the dead of the city, for the erection of waterworks to supply the city with water, for the establishment and erection of gasworks to supply the city with light,

CORPORATE POWERS, BOUNDARIES AND WARDS.

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for the establishment of a hospital or hospitals for the reception of persons infected with contagious or other diseases, for à poor house or poor houses, work house, house of correction, or for any other purposes; may sell, lease or otherwise dispose of any property for the benefit of the city; may receive bequests, gifts and donations, of all kinds of property, within or without the city, in fee simple or in trust, for charitable or other purposes, and do all acts necessary to carry out the purposes of such bequests, gifts and donations, with power to manage, sell, lease or otherwise dispose of the same; and may have and use a common seal, and may break, change or alter the same at pleasure.

SEC. 2. Corporate Limits and Boundaries.—The corporate limits of the City of St. Louis shall comprise all that district of country situated in the County of St. Louis and State of Missouri, to-wit: Beginning at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River, and running thence westwardly at right angles to said channel, to a point on the. west bank of said river 200 feet south of the center of the mouth of the River des Peres; thence westwardly and parallel to the center of the River des Peres, and 200 feet south thereof, to the eastern line of the Lemay Ferry road; thence westwardly to a point in the west line of said Lemay Ferry road at its intersection with the center of the Weber road; thence westwardly along the center of the Weber road to its intersection with the east line of lot one (1) of the Carondelet commons south of the River des Peres; thence westwardly to the southeast corner of Rudolph Overman's, or northeast corner of B. B. Haar's land; thence westwardly to said Haar's northwest corner; thence northwestwardly to a point in the center of the Gravois road six hundred (600) feet southwardly from the center of the bridge across the River des Peres; thence northwestwardly to the southeast corner of lot thirty-one (31) of the subdivision of the Mackenzie tract in U. S. Survey 1,953; thence northwestwardly in continuation of said last mentioned line to the southern line of lot twenty-one (21) of the subdivision of the said Mackenzie tract; thence northwestwardly to a point in the southern line of the U. S. Survey 2,035; twenty-six (26)

CORPORATE POWERS, BOUNDARIES AND WARDS.

chains eastward from the southwest corner of said survey; thence northwardly to a point in the north line of the subdivision of East Laclede, six hundred (600) feet west of the McCausland road; thence northwardly and parallel to the center of the McCausland road, to a point on the Clayton road six hundred (600) feet west of its intersection with the McCausland road; thence northwardly and parallel with the Skinker road, and six hundred (600) feet west thereof, to its intersection with the old Bonhomme road; thence northeasterly to the intersection of the center lines of McLaren avenue and Mead street; thence in a northeasterly direction to a point in the Bellefontaine road six hundred (600) feet north of its intersection with the Columbia Bottom road; thence northwardly and parallel with the center line of the Columbia Bottom road to the northern boundary line of the U. S. Survey number (114) one hundred and fourteen; thence eastwardly along said line to the center of the main channel of the Mississippi River; thence with the meanderings of said channel southwardly to the point of beginning.

WARD BOUNDARIES.

*SEC. 3. Ward Boundaries.—The City of St. Louis shall be divided into twenty-eight wards, the boundaries of which shall be as follows:

First Ward--Beginning at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River opposite the north line of the present city limits; thence in a direct line to the north boundary of the City of St. Louis; thence in a westerly and southwesterly direction with the city limits to the Wabash Railway; with the Wabash Railway to Broadway, with Broadway to Calvary avenue, with Calvary avenue to Florissant avenue, with Florissant avenue to Euclid avenue, with Euclid avenue to Natural Bridge road, with Natural Bridge road to Marcus avenue, with Marcus avenue to St. Louis avenue, with St. Louis avenue to Newstead avenue, with Newstead avenue to Ashland avenue, with Ashland avenue to Clay avenue, with Clay avenue to Natural Bridge road, with Natural Bridge road

* The ward boundaries here given were established by ordinance 19,289, approved March 28, 1898, under authority of Sec. IV, Art. 1, of charter.

CORPORATE POWERS, BOUNDARIES AND WARDS.

to Fair avenue, with Fair avenue to Carter avenue, with Carter avenue to Adelaide avenue, with Adelaide avenue to Florissant avenue, with Florissant avenue to Warne avenue, with Warne avenue to Carter avenue, with Carter avenue to Obear avenue, with Obear avenue to Florissant avenue, with Florissant avenue to Ferry street, with Ferry street to Eleventh street, with Eleventh street to Angelica street, with Angelica street and Angelica street extended to the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River, up the middle of the main channel of the river to the place of beginning.

Second Ward—Beginning at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River opposite foot of Angelica street; thence in a direct line to and with Angelica street to Blair avenue, with Blair avenue to Salisbury street, with Salisbury street to Nineteenth street, with Nineteenth street to Hebert street, with Hebert street to Eleventh street, with Eleventh street to Madison street, with Madison street to Blair avenue, with Blair avenue to Chambers street, with Chambers street to Thirteenth street, with Thirteenth street to Tyler street, with Tyler street to Eleventh street, with Eleventh street to Brooklyn street, with Brooklyn street and Brooklyn street extended to the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River, !ip the middle of the main channel to place of beginning.

Third Ward—Beginning at a point in the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River opposite foot of Brookiyn street; thence in a direct line to and with Brooklyn street to Eleventh street, with Eleventh street to Cass avenue, with Cass avenue to Blair avenue, with Blair avenue to O'Fallon street, with O'Fallon street to Thirteenth street, with Thirteenth street to Carr street, with Carr street to Eleventh street, with Eleventh street to Wash street, with Wash street to Third street, with Third street to Carr street, with Carr street and Carr street extended to the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River, up the middle of the main channel to place of beginning

Fourth Ward— Beginning in the middle of the main channel of the Mississippi River, opposite Carr street, thence with Carr street to Third street, with Third street to Wash street, with

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