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meetings of its stockholders or directors may be held at any place in the United States, chosen by said board of directors or a majority of them.

Sec. 10. Whenever said company shall have unreclaimed freight or baggage not perishable, in its possession for the space of one year, it may sell the same at public auction, after giving notice to that effect in a newspaper published at the place where such goods are to be sold, once a week for not less than one month, such notice to contain a general description of the articles to be sold, with the name of the person to whom consigned, if the same shall be known. Should freight or baggage be perishable, the same may be sold as soon as it can be, on the best terms that can be had; all moneys arising from the sale of freight or baggage as aforesaid, after deducting charges and expenses of transportation, storage, advertising, commissions for selling the same, amounts paid as advances on such freight or baggage, with interest thereon, shall be held by said company in trust for the persons entitled thereto; and the said company shall keep books of record of all such sales as aforesaid, containing copies of such notices of sales, the affidavit of the auetioneer who sold the same, stating the amount for which each parcel was sold; said books shall also exhibit the total amount of charges against such parcel, and the amount, if any, held in trust for the consignee or person entitled to receive the same, and all such books shall be open to inspection by claimants,

Provided, Said company may stipulate by contract for any disposition of unreclaimed freight, baggage or other property different from the provisions of this section.

SEC. 11. Said company may change its name whenever the same shall be ordered by the vote of a majority of the board of directors thereof, at a meeting duly convened for that purpose, Provided, Such change is approved also by a vote of a majority of the stockholders in interest, at a meeting duly convened for that purpose, by a call from the president of the company; whereupon said company shall do business by the new name given to it, sue and be sued, plead and be impleaded, complain and defend thereby. All the provisions of this act apply. ing to said company, after such change of name, as if such new name had been originally inserted in this act, instead of the name by which it is above designated, and such change shall not affect any rights legal or equitable, in favor of or against said corporation. Notice of any change of name as aforesaid shall be published one month in two newspapers published in Colorado territory, and in any other papers the president of said company may direct, and such change of name shall go into effect at a time specified in said notice, subsequent to the expiration of such publication.

SEC. 12. This act to take effect and be in force from the date its passage.

Approved February 5th, A. D. 1866.

AN ACT

TO INCORPORATE THE CACHE-LA-POUDRE RIVER BRIDGE COMPANY.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colo

rado Territory: .

SECTION 1. That John E. Wild of Laporte, in the county of Larimer, Charles C. Hawley of Denver, in the county of Arapahoe, and Oliver S. Glenn of said Larimer county, in the territory of Colorado, their associates and successors, be, and are hereby constituted and declared a body politic and corporate, by the name of the “Cache-la-Poudre River Bridge Company,” to continue for the term of ten years, and by that name shall be capable of making contracts, of suing and being sued, of pleading and being impleaded in all matters whatsoever, in all courts of law and equity of this territory, and may have a certain seal which may be altered at pleasure.

SEC. 2. This company shall have power at any time after the passage of this act, to organize said company, appoint its officers, fix their capital stock, and adopt such by-laws, rules and regulations for the arrangement of their affairs as they may see proper, not conflicting with the laws of the United States or of this territory.

SEC. 3. The said company shall be authorized to construct and maintain a bridge or bridges over the Cache-la-Poudre river, in section thirty-two (32), township eight (8), north of range sixty-nine (69) west P. M., upon the land of the John E. Wild herein mentioned, and the land filed on by one J. B. Pro, vost of said Larimer county, and suitable for the accommodation of travel on the old Larimer road.

SEC. 4. The said company shall have the right to charge upon the bridge hereto or hereafter erected by them, the following rates of toll and no more: upon all vehicles and wagons and animals of every description, as follows, to-wit: for each wagon or vehicle drawn by one pair of horses, mules or oxen, one dollar; for each additional pair of animals or yoke of oxen, twenty-five cents; for each horse or mule with rider, ten cents; Provided, That the company shall charge no toll to persons going to or returning from churches, elections, funerals or public meetings.

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· Sec. 5. Any person guilty of passing said bridge, in violation of this act, shall forfeit a fine of twenty-five dollars, to be recovered by an action in debt in any court of competent jurisdiction.

SEC. 6. No person or corporation shall be allowed to construct any bridge or bridges, to the damage of the corporation men. tioned herein, within one mile on the west side or up said river, and one mile on the east side or down said river, of the bridge, but this act shall not be so construed as to prevent any person from bridging said river for his own convenience; but said per. son so constructing for his own convenience, shall not collect toll thereon nor permit the passage of vehicles or animals, to the damage of these incorporators. Snill i.itis

Sec. 7. It shall be lawful for the county of Larimer to pur. 'chase and possess the bridge herein authorized, at any time prior Ito the expiration of the term for which this act is in force; by paying to these incorporators or their successors, a fair valuation of the same. · SEC. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. - Approved February 5th, A. D. 1866.

AN ACT

GRANTING THE EXCLUSIVE RIGHT TO WILLIAM CRAIG TO ERECT AND

MAINTAIN A TOLL-BRIDGE ACROSS THE ARKANSAS RIVER.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colorado Territory: ; ; ; . .. i s į

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SECTION 1. The exclusive right to William Craig is hereby granted to construct a bridge across the waters of the Arkansas river, between Bent's Old Fort and the Point of Rocks on said Arkansas river where the road from Fort Lyon to the Huerfano and San Luis valley, crosses the aforesaid river; together with the further right to an exclusive privilege of two miles above, and two miles below said crossing designated as above, so hereby granted to William Craig and his associates and successors, for the term of twenty years, with the privileges, and subject to the conditions prescribed by this act. ;

'.. - - SEC. 2. So long, not exceeding twenty years, as the said Wil. liam Craig or either of his associates or successors, shall main. tain a safe and sufficient bridge between the points, aforesaid, they shall be authorized to charge, demand and collect the fol. "lowing rates of toll, namely: for each wagon drawn by two ani.

mals, two dollars; for every additionaltwo animals, twenty-five cents; every carriage, buggy or vehicle drawn by one animal, one dollar; for every beast of burden with its burden, fifty cents; for every horse or mule with its rider, fifty cents; for every footman, twenty cents; for every head of cattle, horses, mules or jacks, twenty cents.

SEC. 3. If the persons hereby incorporated shall not build and complete a bridge at the point aforesaid, withinithree years from the date of the passage of this act, their right to construct the same shall be forfeited, and nothing in this act contained shall be held or construed to prohibit any person or persons from fording the aforesaid river at any point therein, whenever they may desire to do so.

Sec. 4. Any person or persons who shall pass the gates or gate of said bridge, and shall neglect or refuse to pay the toll authorized to be collected by the second section of this act, shall forfeit and pay twenty-five dollars, to be recovered by action of debt, by said company. All fines accruing under this act, shall be paid into the county treasury of Huerfano county, for the use of the common schools of said county of Huerfano.. . .

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage.

Approved February 5th, A. D. 1866.

AN ACT

To INCORPORATE THE AMERICAN EXPLORING COMPANY OF PhiladelPHIA.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Colo

rado Territory:

: SECTION 1. That John Welsh, James H. Orme, William H. Stevens, Daniel Haddock, Jr., Augustus Heaton, James L. Clayhorn and their associates, be and they are hereby created a body politic and corporate, by the name,' style and title of "The American Exploring Company of Philadelphia," and by such name and title shall have perpetual succession, and shall be capable of suing and being sued, impleading and being impleaded, and of granting and receiving in its corporate name property real, personal and mixed, and of holding, improving and mining Todes in this territory, and to obtain therefrom any and all min. erals and other valuable substances, whether by working or mining, or leasing or disposing of privileges to work or mine such lodes or any part thereof, and to erect such buildings, machinery and works as may in the opinion of the managers of

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the corporation, appertain to said business, and to use, let, lease or work the same, and to dispose of the products of all such lodes, mines and works, as they may deem proper; Provided, That nothing in this section contained, shall be held or con. strued to vest in the said corporation, any rights or privileges not possessed by natural persons, citizens of this territory under the laws of the territory, which are now or may hereafter be in force.

SEC. 2. That said company shall have power to make such by-laws as they may deem proper, to enable them to carry out the objects of the corporation and the same to alter, amend, add to, repeal at their pleasure; Provided, That such by-laws shall not be contrary to the provisions of this act, nor the laws of this territory; and to adopt a common seal, and to issue certificates of stock, representing the value of their property, in such form and subject to such regulations as they may from time to time by their by-laws prescribe..

SEC. 3. That the corporation named in this act or a majority of them, shall elect persons to serve as directors of the com. pany, a majority of whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, and shall hold their offices until their successors shall have been elected in accordance with the by. laws.

SEC. 4. That it shall be lawful for said company to establish the necessáry offices for the business of the company, at such places in the United States as they may deem expedient, at which place it shall be lawful to hold all meetings for the transaction of the business of the company. . 27 SEC. 5. This act may be altered, amended, modified or repealed at any session of the legislative assembly hereafter.

SEC. 6. This act to take effect and be in force from and after its passage. - Approved February 5th, A. D. 1866.

AN ACT

TO INCORPORATE, THE South Park, BLUE RIVER AND MIDDLR PARK

Wagon ROAD COMPANY.

Be it enacted by the Council and House of Representatives of Col.

orado Territory:

SECTION 1. That William S. Walker, James A.Pearce, Marshall Silverthorne, Geo. T. Clark, Alvin McCune, Thomas M. Field. John W. Cooper, Clyde J. McDevitt, Joseph T. Boyd, Lafayette

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