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OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

sioners of

money for

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CHAPTER 242.

OF MIDDLETOWN.
AN ACT to provide for Lighting the Town of Middletown.
Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: Commis. SECTION 1. That «The Town Commissioners of the Middletown Town of Middletown” shall have power and authority under to borrow and by virtue of ordinance to be passed by said commissionlighting CIS, O Don

ers, to borrow on the faith and credit of said town a sum of money not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and which shall

be applied, appropriated, and expended for lighting said Bonds of town; the said commissioners shall also have authority to

issue bonds therefor, of such denominations as they shall deem best, bearing interest at a rate not exceeding five per cent. per annum, payable semi-annually; the principal of such bonds shall be made payable at such time, or times, not less than ten, nor more than twenty years from the date thereof, and in such manner as shall be prescribed by said commissioners. The forin of said bonds shall be prescribed by said cominissioners, and shall be signed by the president

of the said “Town Commissioners" and the treasurer of said Exempt town, and sealed with the corporate seal of said town, and

sale shall be exempt from all taxation.

town.

When payable.

Form of bonds.

from taxa. tion.

Additional bond of

SECTION 2. That the treasurer of said town shall, in addiTreasurer. tion to the security now required by law, give security for

the proceeds of the aforesaid bonds, which proceeds shall be kept separate from the other funds of said town.

Electric plant.

Land to be used for electric

SECTION 3. That the commissioners of said town are hereby authorized and empowered to establish an electric

plant and conductors, or to erect gas works and lay pipes, for Land to be the purpose of lighting said town, and whenever it shall be

necessary or expedient for the said commissioners to acquire plant, how land for any purpose connected with the lighting said town,

and such land cannot be acquired by agreeinent with the owner or owners thereof and the said commissioners, the same may be taken for the purpose aforesaid, in the name of the said town, in the same manner and subject to the same conditions and proceedings as are now prescribed by law in

OF CITIES AND TOWNS.

relation to the said town of Middletown for condemning and taking land for the purpose of laying out, opening, extending or widening any street, road, square, lane, or alley in said town.

works.

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of expendi.

electric plant

SECTION 4. That the town commissioners shall have au- Cost of thority to draw, from time to time upon the fund aforesaid, sufficient to meet the cost of such electric works, or gas works, with their respective appurtenances, and the said Expendicommissioners and the treasurer shall each keep a detailed “re account of the expenditures for the purpose aforesaid, and the commissioners shall, at the expiration of three months Publication from the beginning of such expenditures, and again when cures the said works shall be fully completed, publish such account in the newspapers printed in Middletown.

SECTION 5. That the said commissioners shall have Purchase of power and authority, under this act, to purchase any electric plant and appurtenances already established, at a sum or price not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and make payment for the same from the fund aforesaid.

SECTION 6. That the commissioners aforesaid shall have Operation of authority to employ proper persons to operate said works so P erected or purchased, and shall fix their compensation by ordinance, and in like manner shall fix the rent, or rents, which users of the lights or consumers of gas shall pay, and shall have all the powers to collect such rents as they now have to collect water rents.

SECTION 7. That before the preceding provisions of this Meeting to act shall go into effect it shall be the duty of the said town sense of commissioners to call a town meeting, upon one month's voters.in renotice, and at such meeting the borrowing of the said sum rowing of ten thousand dollars, as aforesaid, shall be approved by a majority of the votes cast thereat; every resident of said Qualifica. town, who shall have paid town tax for the year in which such meeting is held, or for the preceding year, shall have the right to cast one vote for every dollar and every fractional part of a dollar of town tax aforesaid by him or her paid.

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Passed at Dover, May 14, 1891.

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TITLE ELEVENTH.

Of the Domestic Relations.

AN ACT to amend Chapter 75 of the Revised Statutes of Delaware.

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

Chapter 75, [SECTION 1.] That Chapter 75 of the Revised Statutes of

Delaware, concerning divorce, be and the same is hereby amended by adding thereto, immediately after Section fourteen of said chapter, an additional section, to take effect from and after the passage of this act, in the words following, to wit:

SECTION 15. No divorce from the bonds of matrimony shall be decreed by the court when the cause assigned therefor in the petition occurred out of this State and the petitioner was a non-resident thereof at the time of its occurrence, unless for the same or like cause such divorce would be allowed by the laws of the state or country in which it is alleged to have occurred.

OF THE DOMESTIC RELATIONS.

CHAPTER 244.

name.

CHANGE OF NAME.
AN ACT to change the name of Kate Ewing and Ida May Ewing.

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

SECTION 1. That the name of Kate Ewing, who was di- Change of vorced from her husband, T. Ellwood Singley, and whose" name was changed to Kate Ewing by an act of the General Assembly of eighteen hundred and eighty-nine, be and the same is hereby changed to Kate Singley, and the name of Ida May Ewing, the sole offspring of the marriage of the said Kate Ewing to the said T. Ellwood Singley, and whose name was changed by the act of the General Assembly aforesaid, be and the same is hereby changed to Ida May Singley.

SECTION 2. This act shall be deemed and taken to be a Public act. public act.

Passed at Dover, February 25, 1891.

TITLE TWELFTH.

Of Titles to Real Property.

CHAPTER 245.

OF ALIENS.

AN ACT to amend Chapter 613, Volume 17, Laws of Delaware, entitled

“An Act in relation to the Estates of Aliens, and to complete their title to the same."

amended.

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives

of the State of Delaware in General Assembly met: Chapter 613, SECTION 1. That Chapter 613, Volume 17, Laws of Del

aware, entitled “An act in relation to the Estates of Aliens, and to complete their title to the same," be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the words and figures “January, A. D. 1885," in the fifth line of the first section of said chapter, and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures “February, A. D. 1891;" also by striking out the words and figures "January, A. D. 1885," in the third line of the second section of said chapter, and inserting in lieu thereof the words and figures “February, A. D. 1891."

Passed at Dover, March 19, 1891.

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