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and other works, or of making any erections or improvements whatever, or otherwise appropriating said waters, streams, lands, materials or other property to the use of any such company, until they have paid or tendered to the party or parties entitled to receive the same the amount assessed by the said commissioners as the value of such waters, streams, lands, materials or other property or damages; but in case the party or parties entitled to receive the amount assessed as aforesaid by the said commissioners shall refuse upon tender thereof being made to receive the same, or shall be out of the state or under any legal disability, then the pay. ment of the amount assessed as aforesaid into the circuit court of the county wherein the said waters, streams, lands,

materials or other property lie, shall be deemed a valid and Proviso. legal payment; and further provided, that the party or par

ties entitled to receive the amount assessed by the said commissioners, may, upon tender thereof being made, accept and receive the same, without being barred thereby from his, her or their appeal from the report of the said commis. sioners; and on such tender or payment of the money into court, in case it be refused as aforesaid, such company shall be empowered to enter upon and take possession of said waters, streams, lands, materials or other property, and proceed with the work of constructing its said dams, canals,

raceways and other erections and improvements. Rights of 7.. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act shall be conration, per-strned to impair' the rights of any corporation, person or sons to an persons to an action against such companies, their agents, action not workmen, servants or contractors, for any damage done to

his, her or their lands, hereditaments and premises by the erection or construction of said dams, canals, raceways, reservoirs and improvements, where such corporation, person or persons have not been agreed with by such companies, or his, her or their damages paid and satisfied by such companies,

under the provisions of this act. Companies 8. And be it enacted, That such companies shall, before the shall ac

erection and construction of said dams, by agreement or by

appraisement as hereinbefore provided, purchase or acquire praisement the dams, works and franchises of any existing company or

individuals interfered with and affected by said new dams, and such existing works and franchises may be maintained and used by said existing companies and individuals until said new dams hereby authorized are erected and the works and

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franchises of said existing companies and individuals shall be acquired as herein provided, and after such acquisition such existing dams and works may be maintained and used by the companies herein authorized, in addition to their new dams and works hereby authorized if they shall deem it desirable so to do.

9. And be it enacted, That the supply of water for water supply of power or other uses or purposes, from the dams hereby au- tween this thorized to be erected, shall be equally divided between states shall this state and any other state, whenever the rivers or streams be equally upon which the said dams are erected shall flow between or divide this state and such other state; provided, however, that Proviso. this shall not be construed to prohibit the use of any addiditional quantity of water on either side of said rivers or streams, whenever thereby the water is not reduced below the level required for the due supply of the connecting canals or raceways on the other side of the said rivers or streams ; and further, that such companies may make and entorce Proviso. such regulations as shall carry out the provisious of this section.

10. And be it enacted, That every such company may make May issue and issue bonds, with or without coupons attached, bearing or bonds. interest not exceeding seven per centum per annum, to borrow money or to secure any indebtedness created by them, and sell, exchange or otherwise dispose of the same, upon such terms and conditions as they may deem advisable, and such bonds, and the interest thereon, may be secured by a mortgage or mortgages, given or executed to a trustee or trustees for the use of the bondholders, upon the corpo. rate franchises, real and personal estate, and all other property of such companies, or any part thereof; provided, they proviso. shall not issue bonds for a greater sum than twice the amount of their capital stock paid in.

11. And be it enacted, That all companies whose dams and Companies works shall be constructed under the provisions of this act, may cams and of the act to which this is a supplement, shall have the and works right to connect their said dams and works with any dams dams and and works on the same rivers or streams, within this state

the same or between this and any other state, upon such terms as may be agreed upon by those who have the management of such dams and works, and in case of a failure of agreement on the part of those having the management of such dams and works within this state, then, and in that case, either of said

rivers or streams.

works to

parties may apply to one of the justices of the supreme court of this state, within the jurisdiction in which said connection is proposed to be made, whose duty it shall be to appoint three disinterested citizens as herein provided for the condemnation of land, who shall determine and fix said terms, and proceed in all respects the same as when condemning land, as provided in the fifth and sixth sections of this act, including the right of appeal by either party to the next circuit court in the county wherein the said dams

and works may be. May lease 12. And be it enacted, That it shall be lawful for any comother cor- pany incorporated under this act, and the act to which this porations.

is a supplement, at any time during the continuance of its charter to lease its dams and works, or any part thereof, to any other corporation or corporations, of this or any other state, or to unite and consolidate as well as merge its stock, property, franchises, dams and works with those of any other company or companies, of this or any other state, or to do both; and such other company and companies are hereby authorized to take such lease, or to unite, consolidate as well as merge its stock, property, franchises, dams and works with said company, or to do both, and after such lease or consolidation the company or companies so acquir. ing said stock, property, franchises, dams and works may use and operate such dams and works and their own dams and works, or all or any of them, according to the provisions and restrictions contained in this act, notwithstanding any special privilege heretofore granted to another corpor

ation. Franchises, 13. And be it enacted, That nothing in this act contained works and shall be construed to authorize any corporation organized of any cas under this act, or the act to which this is a supplement, to nal or rall-take, condemn, obstruct, endanger, or in any wise interfere, to be inter directly or indirectly, with the franchises, rights, works and

structures of any canal or railroad corporation, without the consent.

written consent of such corporation, nor to authorize the leasing, consolidating, or otherwise uniting the dams and works hereby authorized with the works and franchises of any railroad company in this or any other state, and that this act shall take effect immediately.

Approved April 12, 1876.

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CHAPTER XCI.

An act relative to public printing. 1. BE IT ENACTED by the Senate and General Assembly of the State of New Jersey, That the laws enacted at each ses- Printing sion of the legislature shall hereafter be printed in the cuted. same general style in which the volume of laws was printed in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy-one, excepting that the laws shall be collated and indexed under the three heads of general public acts, special public acts, and private acts; also, that the legislative documents shall

Documents be hereafter printed in the same style in which the said to be print

ed. work was done in the year one thousand eight hundred and seventy.one; also, that the journals of the senate and min-Senate utes of the joint meetings, and executive sessions, and the minutes of minutes of the house of assembly shall be printed hereafter sembly. in a compact and workmanlike style; also, that the public bills ordered by either branch of the legislature shall be Public bills. printed on good writing paper, with pica type, each page to contain thirty-one lines; and the prices to be paid for said Compensaprinting shall be as follows: for printing three thousand paid. copies of the session laws, the sum of thirty dollars per sheet of sixteen pages; for printing one thousand copies of the journal of the senate with the minutes of the joint meetings, and one thousand copies of the minutes of the house of assembly, the sum of twenty-two and one-half dollars per sheet of sixteen pages; for printing one thousand copies of the legislative documents, at the rate of seventyfive cents per thousand ems for composition, and seventyfive cents per token of two hundred and fifty impressions of sixteen pages for press work; for printing two hundred copies of the public bills, ordered by either branch of the legislature, at the rate of five dollars and twenty-five cents per sheet of four foolscap pages; and for printing the pamphlets and other papers ordered by the legislature, at the rate of seventy-five cents per thousand ems for composition, and seventy-five cents per token of two hundred and fifty

Proviso.

Paper.

Proviso. impressions of sixteen pages for the press work; provided,

that in all cases where rule and figure work is required, the price for composition shall be double the rates above stated; and where matter requires two justifications, without rules, one price and a half shall be paid; and provided further, that one dollar extra per page, shall be paid for printing all indices and tables of contents set in bourgeois type in the session laws, journals of senate, and minutes of the house of

assembly. Work to be 2. And be it enacted, That the above prices shall include completed, How done.

all the expenses incident to the printing and delivery to the state treasurer of all documents ordered except folding and stitching, which shall be charged at the current prices for such work, and the paper, which shall be of good quality and of the following description: for the documents, jour

nals and minutes, white calendered printing paper, twentyPrice of,

four by twenty-eight inches in size, weighing not less than forty-four pounds to the ream of four hundred and eighty sheets; for the laws, the same size as for the journals, and to weigh not less than fifty pounds to the ream of four hun. dred and eighty sheets; for the bills, to be on good flatcap paper, weighing fourteen pounds to the ream; the price to be allowed for such paper shall be at the lowest rate per pound at which the same is sold by paper dealers in New York or Philadelphia during the first week in January; and satisfactory evidence of the price of such papers within the said period shall be submitted to the comptroller, before the allowance by him of any bill for paper on which any

public printing shall be executed. Joint com 3. And be it enacted, That all messages, pamphlets, reports printing or other documents which are deemed of sufficient public what docu-importance to be printed and bound for preservation, shall

hereafter be embraced in one volume, under the title of

“ Legislative Documents ;” and no document or report shall the volume be embraced in said volume, unless so ordered by the joint ments.

committee on printing; and when said joint committee shall

order any document to be printed in the said volume of copies to be documents, there shall be one thousand copies thereof printprinted. ed, which documents shall be numbered in the order in

which they are ordered to be printed, and the governor's annual message shall be classed as document number one in said volume; when any document shall be ordered to be printed more than once, at periods more than four days

mittee on

order

ments or reports shall be

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