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An Act to change the name of certain persons.

SECTION 1. Change of certain names.

2. Act, when to take effect.

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

SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this Act, Erick Erickson of the county of Rice, shall take the Change of cername of Erick Erickson Rood; and Ole Hendrickson oftain names the aforesaid county, shall take the name of Ole H. Locksem.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved February 28th, A. D. 1861.


An Act to change the name of Levi Doble to that of

Buddington Doble.

SECTION 1. Name of Levi Doble changed to Buddington Doble.

2. Act, when to take effect.

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


SECTION 1. That the name of Levi Doble, now of Name of Levi DoSunrise City, Chisago County in this State, be, and the ble changed to same is hereby changed and declared to be Buddington Buddington Doble.

SEC. 2. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 2d, A. D. 1861.


An Act to change the name of Lafayette Heath to that of

Lafayette Pewtherer.

SECTION 1. Name of Lafayette Heath changed to Lafayette Pewtherer.

2. Declared the lawful heir of C. W. Pewiherer.
3. Act, when to take effect.

Change of name

Declared lawful heir-of whom

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

Section 1. That the name of Lafayette Heath, be, and the same is hereby changed to that of Latayette Pewtherer.

Sec. 2. Said Lafayette Pewtherer is hereby declared to be the son and heir at law of C. W. Pewtherer, of the county of Scott and State of Minnesota, and he shall enjoy all the rights and privileges, and be subject to the same care and guardianship, as if he had been the son of said C. W. Pewtherer born in lawful wedlock.

SEC. 3. This Act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved Marcli 8th, A. D. 1861.

An Act to change the name of Charles Fly.
SECTION 1. Name of Charles Fly changed to Charles Fly Blakely.

2. Act, when to take effect.
Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Minnesota:

Section 1. That the name of Charles Fly, be, and Change of name

the same is hereby changed to Charles Fly Blakely.

Sec. 2. This Act shall take effect from and after its passage.

Approved January 30th, A. D. 1861.


An Act for the establishment and better regulation of the

Common Schools of the City of Winona.

SECTION 1. Consolidation of school districts.

2. Election of school directora-qualification.
8. Vacancies, how filled,
4. Who to constitute board of education--quorum.
8. Duty of clerk of said board.
6. Who to be finance coinmittee.
7. Who to estimate amount of taxes.
8. Powers of ex-cutive committee.
9. Taxes to be levied and collected annually-for what purpose.
10. Responsibility of treasurer.
11. What money to be received.
12. Duty of treasurer.
13. Disposition of funds in treasurer's hands.
14. Suits may be prosecuted--for what offense.
15. In whose name suits brought against said board.
16. Judginents recovered against said board, how paid.
17. Powers of the board of education.
18. May allow von-resident children to attend said schools.
19. Said board to ascertain amount of funds at their disposal for each current

20. Who to be trustees of the district library.
21. When said board to make annual report.
22. Rules and regulatious that govern sai board.
28. Who to examine persons making application as teachers.
2. Superintendent w make annual report, lo whom.
23. Duty of city council.
26. Powers of city council.
27. Power to sell school houses, lots, or sites-when advisable.
28. In whom title vested.
29. Puwers of trustees, in office at the time of the passage of this act.
80. Who to constitute a joint board_fur what purpose said board constituted.
81. Clerks of the several boards continued in office.
82. Publication of notice of meeting of Buid board_when.
83. When trustees complete their transactions.
84. Provisions for untinished business at the time of making out report.
85. Board of education to have control of all matters transferred.
86. Duty of board in case of excess or deficiency.
87. Repeal of all acts inconsistent with this act.
88. Aci not to be repealed by any subsequent act.
89. Limitation of said board-making improvements.
40. Act, when to take effect.

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

SECTION 1. The school districts and parts of districts, Consolidation of within the corporate limits of the city of Winona, are school districts hereby consolidated, and shall hereafter constitute one district, for the regulation and management of the public schools of said city.

Sec. 2. There shall be elected annually in the city of Winona, at the time of its charter election, by each ward





Election of school in the city, one school director, who shall be a resident directors quali- of the ward by which he is elected. The persons so

elected shall, within ten days after their election, take the oath of office prescribed by the constitution of the State, and file the same in the office of the city recorder.

Sec. 3. In case of vacancy, caused by a failure to Vacancies how elect a director in any ward of the city, by resignation,

death, or removal from the ward in which he was elected, the city council shall have power, by appointment, to fill the vacancy until the time of the next annual city election.

Sec. 4. The school directors thus elected, together

with the principal and such members of the normal Board of educa- school at Winona as shall be residents of said city, and

qualified in like manner with the other directors, shall constitute the board of education of the city of Winona, which shall be a corporate body in relation to all the powers and duties conterred on them by the provisions of this Act, and may sue and be sued in any of the courts of this State having jurisdiction of the subject matter of the action. A majority of the board shall forn a quorum. At their first meeting after the annual election, they shall choose one of their number president, and also one of their number, superintendent of the city schools. They shall also appoint a clerk and fix his compensation, who shall hold his office during the pleasure of the board. The said directors shall receive no compensation for their services, except as hereinafter provided in this Act.

Sec. 5. The clerk of said board shall keep a record of the proceedings thereof, and perform such other duties as the board may prescribe, which record, or a transcript thereof, certified by the president and clerk, shall be received in all courts as prima facia evidence of the facts, therein set forth; and such records, and all books and accounts of the said board, shall at all times be subject to the inspection of the city council and of any committee thereof.

Sec. 6. The finance committee of the board shall alFinance commit- ways be composed solely of the directors elected by the

wards of the city.

Sec. 7. On or before the first day of June annually, the board of education with the concurrence of a majority of the finance committee, shall certify to the city council the whole amount of moneys, in their opinion, neces

Duty of clerk


sary to be raised, by taxation or otherwise, to defray the Who to estimato expenses of the schools for the current year; what amount amount of taxes will be received for such purpose from the State ; what amount from the county; and what amount it will be necessary to raise by taxation from the city; and the city council shall have power to raise, from time to time, by tax upon the real and personal estate in said city, which shall be liable to taxation for the ordinary city or county purposes, the amount thus certified.

Sec. 8. The finance committee shall be the executive committee of the board, and shall have power to pur- tive committee

Powers of execu. chase, lease and improve sites for school houses, to build, purchase, lease, enlarge, alter, improve and repair school houses, and their outhouses and appurtenances; to purchase, exchange, improve and repair school apparatus, books, furniture and appendages; to procure fuel and defray the contingent expenses of the district library of said city, and also to pay the wages of teachers and other employees of the board.

Sec. 9. The city council shall cause the tax or taxes Taxe to be colherein provided for, to be levied and collected annually,

lected annually on all such real and personal property or capital of any

--for what pur. kind within said city, as is subject to taxation by the laws for levying taxes for the State for the time being; said taxes to be levied and collected in the same manner as annual taxes for city purposes are levied and collected in said city. Provided, nevertheless, That no tax shall be levied for general school purposes, oftener than once in each year; and provided, also, That the amount to be raised for teachers' wages, and for contingent expenses in any one year shall in no case exceed three mills on the dollar of all the taxable property of said city, nor be less than may be made requisite by a law of the State, to entitle the city to its appropriate share of the public money of the State set apart for school purposes.

Seo. 10. All moneys to be raised pursuant to the provisions of this Act, and all school moneys by law appro- Responsibility of priated to or provided for said city, shall be paid to the Treasurer Treasurer of said city, who, together with the sureties upon his official bond, shall be accountable therefor, in the same manner as for the other moneys of said city. The said treasurer shall also be liable to the same penalties for any official misconduct in relation to the said


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