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posing for sale, hay, coal, and wood, to fix the fees and duties of persons authorized to perform the duties named in this sub-division.

XXIV. To remove all obstructions from the Clearing and sidewalks, curbstones, gutters, and crosswalks at of streets. the

expense of the person placing them there or of the city or village, and to require and regulate the planting and protection of shade trees in the streets, the building of bulkheads, cellars and basement ways, stairways, railways, window and doorways, awnings, hitching posts, and rails, lamp posts, awning posts, and all other structures projecting upon or over and adjoining, and all other excavations through and under the sidewalks in the said city or village.

XXV. To prevent and restrain riots, routs, Riots, etc. noises, disturbances or disorderly assemblies; to regulate, punish and prevent the discharge of fire arms, rockets, powder, fireworks or any other dangerous combustible material in the streets, lots, grounds, alleys, or about, or in the vicinity of any buildings, to regulate, prevent and punish the carrying of concealed weapons; to arrest, regulate, punish, fine, or set at work on the streets or elsewhere all vagrants and persons found without means of support, or some legitimate business.

XXVI. To prevent and remove all encroachments into and upon all sidewalks, streets, avenues, alleys, and other city or village property, and to punish and prevent all horse racing, fast driving, Fast driving. *or riding in the streets, highways, alleys, bridges, or places in the city or village, and all games, practices, or amusements therein likely to result in


damage to any person or property, to regulate, pre-
vent, or punish the riding, driving, or passing of
horses, mules, oxen, cattle, or other teams, or any
vehicle drawn thereby, over, upon, or across side-
walks, or along any street of the city or village.

XXVII. To open, widen, or otherwise improve
or vacate any street, avenue, alley, or lane within
the limits of the city or village; also to create,
open, and improve any new street, avenue, alley,
or lane.

Provided, That all damages, sustained by the citizens of the city or village, or of the owners of the property therein, shall be ascertained in such manner as shall be provided by ordinance;

Provided further, That whenever any avenue, street, alley, or lane shall be vacated the same shall revert to the owners of the adjacent real estate, one-half on each side thereof.

XXVIII. To open, create, widen, or extend any street, avenue, alley, or lane, or annul, vacate or discontinue the same whenever deemed expe

dient for the public good, and to take private propfor pubileuse. erty for public use, or for the purpose of giving a

right of way or other privilege to any railroad com-
pany, or for the purpose of erecting or establishing
market places, or for any


necessary purpose; Provided, however, That in all cases the city, or village, shall make the person, or persons, whose property shall be taken or injured thereby, adequate compensation therefor, to be determined by the assessment of five disinterested householders, who shall be elected and compensated as may be

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prescribed by ordinance and who shall in the discharge of their duties act under oath faithfully and impartially to make the assessment to them submitted.

XXIX. To borrow money on the credit of the May borrow city, and to pledge the credit, revenue, and public property of the city for the payment thereof, when authorized in the manner hereafter provided.

XXX. All ordinances shall be passed pursuant to such rules and regulations as the council or board of trustees may provide; and all such ordinances may be proved by the certificate of Proof of the clerk under the seal of the city or village, and when printed or published in book or pamphlet form, and purported to be published by authority of the city or village, shall be read and received in evidence in all courts and places without further proofs.

XXXI. The council or trustees shall cause to semi-annual be published semi-annually a statement of the re- fiuances. ceipts of the corporation and sources thereof and an itemized account of expenditures, with a statement of the financial condition of the city or village.

XXXII. To purchase, hold, and pay for, in Real estato the manner hereinafter provided, lands not exceeding eighty (80) acres in one body outside of the limits, for the purpose of the burial of the dead, and all necessary grounds for hospital grounds and water works.

XXXIII. To survey, plat, map, grade, fence, Ornamentation ornament, and otherwise improve all burial and

statement of


of cemetery.

Conveyance of cemetery lots.

cemetery grounds, and avenues leading thereto, owned by such city or village, to construct walks, to protect ornamental trees therein, and provide for paying the expenses thereof.

XXXIV. To convey cemetery lots by certificates signed by the mayor and chairman, and countersigned by the clerk under the seal of the city or village, specifying that the person to whom the same is issued is the owner of the lot or lots described therein by numbers as laid down on such map or plat, for the purpose of interment, and such certificate shall vest in the proprietor, his or her heirs and assigns, a right in fee simple to such lot for the sole purpose of interment, under the regulations of the city council or board of trustees, and such certificate shall be entitled to be recorded in the office of the county clerk of the proper county, without further acknowledgment, and such description of lots shall be deemed and recognized as a sufficient description thereof.

XXXV. To limit the number of cemetery lots which shall be owned by the same person at the same time, to prescribe rules for enclosing, adorning, and erecting monuments and tombstones on cemetery lots; to prohibit any diversion of the use of such lots, and any improper adornment thereof, but no religious test shall be made as to the ownership of lots, the burial therein, or the ornamentation of graves or of such lots.

XXXVI. To pass rules and ordinances imposing penalties and fines, not exceeding one hundred ($100) dollars, regulating, protecting, and govern

Rules governing

Penalties and tines for viola

ing the cemetery, the owners of lots therein, visitors thereof, and trespassers therein, and the officers of said city or village shall have as full jurisdiction and

power in the enforcing of such rules and ordinances as though they related to the corporation itself.

SEC. 2. Section 69 of article 1 of chapter 14 of Repealing the Compiled Statutes of Nebraska, as now existing, is hereby repealed.

SEC. 3. An emergency existing, this act shall Emergency take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved March 31, 1887.


AN ACT to repeal section 76, of article 2, of chapter 14, of the Com

piled Statutes of 1881, entitled “Cities of the Second Class and Villages," and to amend section 20 of chapter 76, of the Compiled Statutes of 1881, entitled, “Registration of voters."

Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Ne

braska: SECTION 1. That section 76 of article 2 of chap- Repealed. ter 14 of the Compiled Statutes of 1881, entitled *Cities of the second class and villages,” be and the same is hereby repealed.

SEC. 2. That section 20 of chapter 76 of the Compiled Statutes of 1881, entitled, “Registration of voters,” be so amended as to read as follows:

SEC. 20. When any registrar shall resign or otherwise become disqualified, his book of registra

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