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in the book to be kept by said clerk for such purpose. The lien of the inheritance tax provided herein shall continue until the said tax is settled and satisfied; provided, that said lien shall be limited to the property chargeable therewith; and provided further, that all inheritance taxes shall be sued for within five years after they are due and legally demandable; otherwise they shall be presumed to be paid and cease to be a lion as against purchasers of real estate.

Sections Repealed. SEC. 255. General sections numbered 951, 1079, 1714, 1715, 1717, 1718, 1724, 7502, 7503, 7501, 7505, 7506, 7507, 7508, 7509, 7510, 7511, 7512, 7513, 7514, 7515, 7516, 7517, 7518, 7519, 7520, 7521, 7522, 7523, 7524, 7525, 7526, 7527, 7528, 7529, 7530, 7531, 7532, 7533, 7534, 7535, 7536, 7537, 7538, 7539, 7540, 7541, 7512, 7543, 7544, 7545, 7546, 7547, 7518, 7549, 7550, 7551, 7552, 7553, 7554, 7555, 7556, 7557, 7558, 7559, 7560, 7561, 7562, 7563, 7561, 7565, 7566, 7567, 7568, 7569, 7570, 7571, 7572, 7573, 7574, 7575, 7576, 7577, 7578, 7579, 7580, 7581, 7582, 7583, 7581, 7585, 7586, 7587, 7588, 7589, 7590, 7591, 7592, 7593, 7594, 7595, 7596, 7597, 7598, 7599, 7600, 7001, 7602, 7603, 7604, 7605, 7606, 7607, 7608, 7609, 7610, 7611, 7612, 7613, 7614, 7615, 7616, 7517, 7618, 7619, 7620, 7621, 7622, 7623, 7624, 7625, 7626, 7627, 7628, 7629, 7634, 7635, 7636, 7637, 7638, 7639, 7640, 7641, 7642, 7643, 7644, 7645, 7646, 7647, 7618, 7649, 7650, 7651, 7652, 7653, 7654, 7655, 7656, 7657, 7658, 7659, 7660, 7661, 7662, 7663, 7661, 7665, 7666, 7667, 7668, 7669, 7670, 7671, 7672, 7673, 7674, 7675, 7676, 7677, 7678, 7679, 7680, 7681, 7682, 7683, 7684, 7685, 7686, 7688, 7689, 7690, 7691, 7692, 7693, 7694, 7695, 7696, 7697, 7698, 7699, 7700, 7701, 7702, 7703, 7704, 7705, 7706, 7707, 7708, 7709, 7710, 7711, 7712, 7713, 7714, 7715, 7716, 7717, 7718, 7719, 7720, 7721, 7722, 7723, 7724, 7725, 7726, 7727, 7728 and 7729 of the General Statutes of 1901, also chapter 122 of the Session Laws of 1901, and all acts and parts of acts in conflict herewith, are hereby repealed.

SEC. 256. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after September 1, 1903.

AN ACT To limit the levy of taxes for current expenses of municipalities, and

to limit the issue of bonds thereof, and amendatory of sections 613, 661, 697, 727, 746, 771, 901, 912, 919, 972, 980, 981, 1018, 1111, 1117, 1118, 1185, 1853, 5885, 6036, 6122, 6127, 6191, 6252, 6262, 6264, 6313, 6331, 6136, 7778, 7830, 7835, 7836, and 7906, General Statutes

of 1901. Be it enacted by the Legislature of the State of Kansas:

SECTION 1. Section 643 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows: That upon the written petition of fifty taxpayers of any city, presented to the mayor and city council thereof, such mayor and council shall cause to be submitted to the legal voters of such city, at the first city election thereafter, or, if the petition so requests, at a special election to be called for that purpose, the question of the establishment and maintenance of a free public library and reading-room by such city; and if a majority of the votes cast at such election shall be in favor of the establishment and maintenance of such library and reading-room, the mayor and city council shall annually thereafter levy a tax not to exceed one-half of one mill on the dollar in cities of the first and second class, and not to exceed one and one-fourth mills on the dollar in cities of the third class, on all taxable property in such city. Such tax to be levied and collected in a like manner with other taxes of said city, and to be known as the “library fund."

Sec. 2. Section (61 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

That for any and all indebtedness created for any of the purposes mentioned in section 8 of this act, any city of the first, second or third classes is hereby granted full power and authority to issue and sell bonds of the city to an amount equal to said indebtedness; the said power to create said indebtedness and to issue bonds being independent of and in addition to like and other powers heretofore granted such cities; and said bonds shall not be issued in amounts to exceed ten per cent. of the assessed value of such city, as shown by the last preceding assessment. Said bonds shall be issued in denominations of not less than $10 por more than $1000, and shall run for a period not to exceed twenty years, and shall bear interest at a rate not to exceed six per cent. per annum, payable semiannually, and may be used in payment of the purchase or construction of a plant or plants to such persons as will receive them and to whom such city may become indebted in the construction or purchase of any such plant or plants; but said bonds shall not be used or sold at less than their face value, and as directed by the mayor and council of such city.

Sec. 3. Section 697 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows:

That after five years from the date of said bonds, and appually thereafter, at the time of the levy of taxes for the payment of interest on said bonds, the mayor and council shall levy a tax not exceeding one mill on the dollar, to create a sinking-fund for the redemption of said bonds, wbich shall be collected as other taxes, and paid into the treasury as provided by law for other taxes, and sball remain as a specific fund for the redemption of said bonds; provided, said council shall buy in and cancel the bonds issued under the provisions of this act whenever the same can be done at or

below par.

SEC. 4. Section 727 of the General Statutes of 1901 is hereby amended so as to read as follows: The mayor and council shall have the care, management and

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control of the city and its property and finances, and shall have power to enact ordinances for the purposes hereinafter named, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this state, and such ordinances to alter, modify, and repeal, and shall have power

First. To lery and collect taxes upon all the real, mixed and personal property within the limits of said city taxable according to the laws of this state, the valuation of such property to be taken from the assessment rolls in the county clerk's office: For general revenue purposes, not to exceed three mills on the dollar in any one year; for general improvements, excepting sewerage and improvements for which special assessments are levied, not to exceed three mills on the dollar in any one year.

Second. To levy and collect, annually, taxes on all the taxable property within the city, in addition to other taxes, in a sufficient amount, for the purpose of paying the interest coupons as they become due on all bonds of the city now issued or hereafter to be issued by the city, which tax shall be payable only in cash.

Third. To levy and collect a license tax upon and regulate any and all callings, trades, professions and occupations conducted, pursued, carried on or operated within the limits of such city, including auctioneers, artists, agents (including insurance, real-estate, loan and mercantile agents), book or map agents or canvassers, boardinghouses, billiard-tables, bridge companies and bridge corporations, bankers, banking-houses or corporations, bowling-alleys, corporations, contractors, clothing-house runners, commission merchants, concerts, cattle-dealers, coal-yards, dealers in coal, wood, and grain, keepers of bucket shops, option dealers, corn doctors, circuses, doctors, dentists, druggists, express companies and agencies, exhibitions for pay, fortune tellers, gaugers, gift enterprises, hotels, hotel runners or solicitors, horse dealers, hackney or livery carriages, horoscopic views, innkeepers, inspectors, insurance companies (including accident, fire, life or marine insurance companies), ice dealers, intelligence offices, livery-stable keepers, lung-testers, lawyers, merchants, museums, menageries, muscle-testers or developers, magnifying glasses, newspapers and publishing houses, omnibuses, public buildings, halls, and grounds, pedlers, pawnbrokers, photographers, porters, public lecturers for pay, physicians and surgeons, patentright dealers, public masquerades, public-ball and street exhibitions, pistol or shooting galleries, private hospitals, retailers, railroad and railroad companies (including street or horse railroads), shows, stockyards, theaters and theatrical exhibitious, taverns, ten-pin alleys (without regard to the number of pins used), telegraph and telephone companies, wood-yards, wagon.yards, and all wagons and vehicles transporting merchandise or passengers for pay, skatingrinks, roller coasters, scavengers, plumbers, sewer and drain layers, and any and all other businesses, trades, avocations or professions whatever, not above mentioned.

Fourth. To authorize the proper officers of the city to grant and issue licenses, and to direct the manner of issuing and directing (regulating) the same. All license taxes sball be regulated by ordinance, and no license shall be issued for a longer time than one year.

Fifth. To have exclusive power to license ferries and to regulate the same and the landing thereof within the limits of the city.

Sixth. To fix the rate of carriage of persons, and drayage, cartage and transportation of property other than by railroads operated by steam.

Seventh. To adopt all such measures as they may deem pecessary for the protection of strangers and the traveling public, in person or property.

Eighth. To appropriate private property to the use of the city, as herein provided.

Ninth. To make regulations to prevent the introduction and spread of contagious diseases into the city; to make quarantine laws for that purpose, and to enforce the same within five miles of the city.

Tenth. To erect, establish and regulate hospitals, work-houses, houses of correction, pest-houses, and provide for the government and support of the same.

Eleventh. To make regulations to secure the general health of the city; to prevent and remove nuisances; to regulate or prohibit the construction of privy vaults and cesspools, and to regulate or suppress those already constructed; to compel and regulate the connection of all property with sowers; to suppress hog-pens, slaughterhouses, and stock-yards, or to regulate the same, and prescribe and enforce regulations for cleaning and keeping the same in order; and the cleaning and keeping in order of warehouses, stables, alleys, yards, private ways, outhouses and other places where offensive matter is kept or permitted to accumulate, and to compel and regulate the removal of garbage and filth beyond the limits of the city.

Twelfth. To establish, regulate and support night-watch and police, and to define the duties thereof.

Thirteenth. To provide for the lighting of streets and the erection of lamp-posts.

Fourteenth. To regulate and maintain market-houses heretofore erected; to maintain and regulate market-places; and to maintain any library for public use that may have been heretofore used or supported by the city for the public benefit; and to regulate the entrances to public halls, churches, and buildings, and the way of ingress to and egress therefrom.

Fifteenth. To compel owners of property adjacent to walks and ways, where dangerous, to erect and maintain railings, safeguards and barriers along the same.

Sixteenth. To provide for the prevention or extinguishment of fires, and to organize and establish fire, hook-and-ladder companies;


provide for a fire department, and to regulate the same; to establish fire limits; to regulate, restrain or prohibit the erection of wooden buildings within such limits as may be prescribed by ordinance, and to provide for the removal of the same at the expense of the owner thereof, when erected contrary to the ordinances of the city; to regulate and prevent the storing of green hides, and the carrying on of manufactures dangerous in causing or producing fires, injurious to health, or obnoxious or offensive to the inhabitants of said city; to appoint a fire marshal, with power to remove and keep away from the vicinity of any fire all idle and suspicious persons lurking near the same, and to compel any person or persons present to aid in the extinguishment of such fire or the preservation of property exposed to the danger of the same, and in preventing goods from being purloined thereat, and with such powers and duties as may be prescribed by ordinance; provided, no wooden buildings may be erected in fire limits once fixed, nor any frame additions made to any existing buildings.

Seventeenth. To regulate and order the cleaning of chimneys.

Eighteenth. To regulate the storage of powder, pitch, turpentine, resin, hemp, baled hay, cotton and all other combustible or inflammable materials, and the storing of lumber in yards or on lots within the fire limits of the city, or as they may be prescribed by ordinance, and the use of lights and candles in stables, shops, and other places; to remove or prevent the construction of any fireplace, chimney, stove, oven, boiler, kettle, or any, apparatus used in any house, building, manufactory or business which may be dangerous in causing or producing fires; to direct the safe construction of deposits for ashes, and to enter into and examine all dwelling-houses, lots, yards, enclosures and buildings of every description, and other places, in order to ascertain whether any of them are in a dangerous state; and to take down or remove buildings, walls and superstructures that may become insecure or dangerous buildings, walls and other erections; to remove or render the same secure and safe at the cost of the owner or owners of such property.

Nineteenth. To regulate and prescribe the manner and order the building of partition and parapet and fire-walls and partition fences, and to regulate and prescribe the construction and building of chimneys, smoke, hot-air flues, and smoke-stacks.

Twentieth. To regulate parks, public grounds, depots, depot grounds, and places of storage of freight and goods within the limits of the city, and to provide for and regulate the construction and passage of railways and street-railroads through the streets, avenues, alleys or lanes and public grounds of the city; provided, that no person or company to whom the right and privilege shall at any time be granted by the mayor and council of such city to construct railroads and street-railroads through the city shall have the exclusive privilege to use any streets for that purpose.

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