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OF PUBLIC LANDS.

Two thon

expenses.

by

necessary expenses incident to the discharge of the duties herein imposed, the sum of two thousand dollars, or so much and dollars thereof as may be necessary, is hereby appropriated out of prepariyatany money in the treasury of the State not otherwise appropropriated, which sum shall be paid by the Treasurer of the State PreaState of Delaware when duly verified and authenticated surer, vouchers of disbursements have been filed in said treasurer's filed in office office by the said commissioners hereby appointed.

Passed at Dover, April 25, 1889.

of State Treasurer.

CHAPTER 449.

OF PUBLIC LANDS.

part of

States.

AN ACT to cede certain lands to the United States of America. · Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That Hiram R. Burton, David L. Mustard, Commisand Franklin C. Maull, of Sussex County, be, and they are part of State hereby appointed Commissioners on the part of the State of Delaware, and they, or a majority of them are hereby authorized and empowered in conjunction with any agent or per- Commis

sioners on son appointed by the President of the United States, or by the Secretary of the Treasury, to locate and fix the bound

United aries of any quantity of land belonging to the State of Dela-Location ware, not exceeding fifteen hundred feet front, and twelve and boun. hundred feet deep from low water mark, situate and lying on Land on the Delaware Bay, between the United States Government Bay. Iron Pier, and the point of Cape Henlopen; and the land so Whero located and designated by the aforesaid Cormissioners, in conjunction with the agent or person appointed as aforesaid by the President of the United States or the Secretary of the Treasury, and all claim, title and right of soil and jurisdiction of the State of Delaware into or over the same, are and vestod. hereby ceded to and vested in the United States in perpetuity; that a plot of the land so located and hereby ceded as afore

recorded in said be made and recorded in the office of the Recorder of Recorder's Deeds, in and for Sussex County; Provided, that the sover- Georgetown

located.

Land ceded

Plot of land

OF LIMITS.

States to

Jurisdiction eignity and jurisdiction of this State shall extend over the of United

land hereby ceded to the United States so far as that all civil fantenedores and criminal process issued under any laws of this State may

be executed in any part of said lands and the buildings or structures thereon erected.

SECTION 2. That the above cession of land and jurisdiction is made upon the express condition that a Quarantine State* shall be located and maintained thereon by the United States.

Passed at Dover, April 12, 1889.

CHAPTER 450.

OF

LIMITS.

into two

AN ACT to divide South Murderkill Hundred into two Election Districts.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That for the purpose of holding all elections Purposes of act.

for Electors of President and Vice President of the United States, Representatives in Congress, State and cowity officers, and for the election for Assessors of the said hundred and for

Inspectors of the election districts and all other elections Divided legally called, the hundred of South Murderkill shall be didistricta.

vided into two election districts by the following lines, viz: Dividing Beginning at a point in the town of Canterbury, where the lines,

direct road leading from Magnolia to Canterbury intersects the public road leading through the said town, and running thence by said road, southward, directly over Pratts and Spring Branches, until it intersects the road leading from

Masten's Corner to Boone's Mill, thence eastward with said Election

road to Boone's Mill stream. All that part of said hundred districts. Where

west of said dividing line shall be called Election District

No. 1, South Murderkill Hundred, and the elections in said held in dis district shall be held in the Town of Felton at the usual Election in place. All that part east of said dividing line shall be called

Election District No. 2, South Murderkill Hundred and the

*So enrolled.

election shall be

trict No. 1.

district No. 2.

OF LIMITS.

how filled.

election in said district shall be held in the Town of Frederica at the hotel called "The Delaware House."

SECTION 2. All electors of said hundred shall vote in the Electors to election district in which they at that time reside. One In-trict where spector shall be elected by the electors of each district, who Inspector shall preside over the election in the district in which he re

how elected sides. In case of death, removal or failure of an Inspector to be present at the place of election in due time, his place Vacancy of shall be filled in manner as directed by existing law, as if the Howtilied. hundred had not been divided. In all elections for Assessor Assessor for the hundred, the name shall be placed on the tickets in both districts and shall be voted for by all the electors voting, a majority of votes in the whole hundred electing. And Districts to be it further provided that in the election of Assessor, the sented aldistricts shall be represented alternately.

ternately. SECTION 3. The Levy Court at its session in March 1889, Lexx Court shall appoint some duly qualified voter of District No. 1, as inspector Inspector, to hold and preside with all the usual authority at district Xe.1 the next election or elections to be held in said district until a successor is duly elected by the provisions herein provided by Section 2.

SECTION 4. The said presiding officers or Inspectors and Inspectors, Judges of both election districts shall assemble on the day to ascertain succeeding the election or elections at 12 o'clock M., or be- the kote for tween the hours of 12 M., and 1 o'clock P. M., at the voting place of one of the districts and shall ascertain the aggregate numbers of votes in both election districts for Assessor, and shall make and deliver certificates according to law. If two candidates for said office shall have received the same Tic vote number of votes, the presiding officer of the district in which how decided they are met shall cast the deciding vote, which shall elect the candidate for whom the vote is cast. And be it further provided that said election officers of both districts shall assemble on the next day after the next election at the voting to assembist place of District No. 2, and alternately at the voting places of the two districts.

SECTION 5. The Levy Court of the County of Kent shall at the time of appointing the presiding officer of District No. Loekie Court 1, make provision for the furnishing him with a list of the inspector voters of his district, and all necessary means to hold the voters. election or elections in legal form and manner.

SECTION 6. It shall be the duty of the Collector of said

of

OF DUCK CREEK.

collect taxes

Collector to hundred to give written authority to a person to collect taxes someone to in the district in which said Collector does not reside, furnishfor him.

ing him with a correct abstract of the duplicate list of the To be fur-, said district and blank receipts in legal form, thereby impowabstract of ering him as his legal representative to perform the same duplicate. duties legally as if said Collector was there in person.

And further it shall be the duty of the Levy Court of Kent

County, Delaware, to provide that said person shall receive Pay for his the sum of two dollars and fifty cents for his services on elec

tion day.

SECTION 7. All the laws of this State touching elections Laws appli- held in the several hundreds of the State shall apply to elecelectors to tions for the same officers in the said election districts, ex

cepting only so far as the general law for the election of Assessors and Inspectors is qualified by the provisions hereinbefore contained.

Passed at Dover, February 21, 1889.

services.

apply.

CHAPTER 451.

OF DUCK CREEK.

AN ACT to change the name of the stream or water course row known

as “Duck Creek."

river.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

SECTION 1. That the stream or water course constituting Name

in part the dividing line between New Castle and Kent changed to counties, heretofore known as and called by the name of

“Duck Creek” shall be hereafter known as and called by
the name of “Smyrna River," and said last mentioned name
is hereby declared to be and shall hereafter be the name
whereby the said stream or water course shall be known and
designated.

SECTION 2. This act shall be a public act.
Passed at Dover, February 7, 1889.

OF MISPILLION CREEK.

CHAPTER 452.

OF MISPILLION CREEK.

AN ACT to change the name of Mispillion Creek.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met, as follows:

SECTION 1. That the name of Mispillion Creek be and changed to the same is hereby changed to the name of Mispillion River. Wispillion

Passed at Dover, February 21, 1889.

CHAPTER 453.

OF MURDERKILL CREEK.

AN ACT entitled An Act to change the name of the stream of water

known as Murderkill Creek to that of Murderkill River.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met:

Name SECTION 1. That the name of Murderkill Creek be and

changed to the same is hereby changed to Murderkill River.

Passed at Dover, February 21, 1889.

Murderkill river.

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