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such manner as shall be directed by the by-laws of the said corporation; the directors shall annually choose out of their own number a president, and in case of the death, resignation or removal of the president or any director, such vacancy or vacancies may be filled for the remainder of the year by the board of directors, and in case of the absence of the president the board of directors may appoint a president pro tempore, who shall have such powers and functions as the by-laws of the said corporation shall provide; at all meetings of the stockholders each stockholder shall be entitled to one vote on each share of stock belonging to him, which vote may be given in person or by proxy, and stockholders not residing in this state, shall be eligible to the office of director. Corporation 5. And be it enacted, That in case it shall at any time

not dis- - *... of happen that an election of directors shall not be made at

; the time when, pursuant to this act, it ought to be made, the said corporation shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but such election may be held at any other time; and the directors for the time being shall continue to hold their offices until new ones shall have been chosen in their places. *... 6. And be it enacted, That a majority of the directors of *** said company shall constitute a quorum for transacting business; the meetings of the stockholders and board of directors may be held as well out of as within this state, at such time and places as may be provided by the by-laws, from time to time; and the principal office and the books of the company be kept at such place within or without this state as the directors may from time to time select; Proviso, provided always, that the said company shall always have and maintain in this state an office where process may be served on the said company. o o,” 7. And be it enacted. That any person who shall unlaw. works. fully and intentionally injure, molest or destroy any of the lines, posts, conductors, buildings, or other property, belonging to the said company, within this state, shall, on conviction thereof, be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor,

and be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred
dollars, or imprisoned in the county jail not exceeding one
year, or both, at the discretion of the court before which
the conviction shall be had.
8. And be it enacted, That the said company shall be and
they are hereby authorized to take, hold, use and maintain
the lines of telegraph now existing in this state, and worked
by the said telegraph companies named in the second sec-
tion of this act, and shall be authorized to erect, construct
and maintain, from time to time, the necessary fixtures for
the same, or any other lines of telegraph over or under
any of the public roads, streets and highways, and through,
across or under any of the waters within the limits of this
state; provided, the same shall not be so constructed as to
interfere with the safety or convenience of persons travel-
ling on or over the said roads, or highways, or injuriously
interrupt the navigation of said waters, nor shall this act
be so construed as to authorize the construction of any
bridge across any of the waters of this state; provided also,
that the use of the public streets in any of the incorporated
cities and towns of this state shall be subject to such regu-
lations and restrictions as may be imposed by the corporate
authorities of said cities or towns; provided also, that the
tariff of charges at the various offices in this state, shall
not be increased at any time beyond the present rates.
9. And be it enacted, That it shall be the duty of the said
company, at all proper times, without charge, on the re-
quest of any public officer of this state, to transmit (con-
fidentially, if required) messages relating to the public
business thereof, and also at all times to assist the police
officers of the state by the transmission of intelligence; the
said company shall be taxed for the value of their lines
and property in this state, and no more, in the several
counties through which the said lines may pass or the said
property exist.
10. And be it enacted, That this act shall take effect im-
mediately, and that the legislature may at any time alter,
amend, or repeal the same.
Approved March 23, 1859.

Company may use lines of other corporations.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Proviso.

Messages on public busimess to be transmitted free of charge.

Act may be amended, &c.

Owners not to recover damages if farm is not fenced.

Proviso.

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AN Act concerning the fencing of cleared farms and lots in the township of Jackson, county of Ocean.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That it shall be the duty of the owner of any cleared farm or lot in the township of Jackson, in the county of Ocean, to build and erect such fence or fences as are now declared by law to be a legal fence, on the outside boundaries of such cleared farms or lots; and if any owner or owners of such cleared farms or lots shall neglect to build such fence, he, she, or they so neglecting shall not be entitled to, nor shall recover, any damage or damages he, she, or they may sustain by reason of any trespass committed by meat cattle on said cleared farms or lots; provided, that this act shall not take effect until a majority of the legal voters, voting at a special, or any subsequent town meeting shall have approved of the same.

Approved March 23, 1859.

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AN ACT to consolidate the Bergen Point and Staten Island and Constables'
Hook and New York Ferry Companies.

1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of one. the State of New Jersey, That the Bergen Point and Staten Island Ferry Company and the Constables' Hook and New York Company be and the same are hereby united and . consolidated, and shall hereafter be known by the name and title of “The Bergen Point, Staten Island and New York Ferry Company.”

2. And be it enacted, That the said Bergen Point, Staten *:::::... Island and New York Ferry Company shall have, possess, repealed. and enjoy all the rights, franchises, privileges, and property, and be subject to the same restrictions, liabilities, forfeitures, and limitations as are contained in the respective charters hereby consolidated; and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed.

Approved March 23, 1859.

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o: 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of lished. the State of New Jersey, That each and every corporation in this state, on or before the fifteenth day of January next, and annually thereafter, shall cause to be published and continued for six weeks successively in one newspaper having the largest circulation published in the county in which such corporation may be located, but if no newspaper is published in such county, then in one published in an adjoining county, a true and accurate statement, verified by the oath of the president, cashier, secretary or other officer of the company, of all the deposits made with said company, and of all dividends declared upon the capital stock of said company, which at the date of such state. ment shall have remained unclaimed by any person authorized to receive them, for three years then next preceding; which statement shall set forth the time such deposit was made, its amount, the name and residence, if known, of the person making it, the name of the person in whose favor the dividend may have been declared, its amount, and upon what number of shares of the stock of said company. to 2. And be it enacted. That in all cases the expense of how paid advertising the same shall be deducted from the sums unclaimed in proportion to the amount of each respectively. For 3. And be it enacted, That any corporation failing to com

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to..." ply with the provisions of this act, shall forfeit fifty dollars

of act. to be recovered in an action of debt with costs of suit, in any court of record of this state having jurisdiction of the same, to any person claiming the same.

Approved March 23, 1859.

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