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MONUMENTS.

Donations.....
Erection of monuments.
Headstones...
Markers for graves..
Property:

Exempt from taxation....
Not to be used for shows..

Section, 333, 334 335-342 343–345 346, 347

348 349

333. Donations for erection of monument to be recorded. - The board of county commissioners may procure a book for recording subscriptions and donations from persons who desire to contribute to the erection of a monument or memorial hall to those who lost their lives in service in the Civil War. Such books shall be preserved by the county auditor and be free to inspection by anyone who has lost friends or relatives in said war.

Indiana, 3 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, secs. 6044-49. 334. Monuments may be donated to towns.-Townships may receive, by public donation, monuments or memorials erected in honor of their soldiers and sailors.

Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 10076. 335. Commission to have charge of erection of monuments. -A monument commission to be appointed by the governor is provided to investigate all matters as to the part performed by troops from the State in the war between the Confederate States and the United States. The commission shall have charge of the erection of all monuments, memorials, or markers to Alabama troops in such war. Monuments shall be erected in the national military parks at Shiloh, Gettysburg, Vicksburg, and Chickamauga, and at such other places as the commission may see fit to erect a monument to commemorate the heroic deeds of Alabamians, also suitable monuments and headstones shall be erected over the graves of Alabamians who died in prison.

Alabama, 1 Code 1907, secs. 1039–45. Similar provisions, also including marking of battlefields: California, Stat. 1915, p. 1490; Delaware, Laws 1917, ch. 62, p. 169; Iowa, Laws 1917, ch. 2; Massachusetts, Resolves 1913, ch. 68, p. 1155; Michigan, Pub. Acts 1917, No. 303, sec. 1; Pub. Acts 1915, No. 252; Mississippi, 2 Hem. Ann. Stat. 1917, secs. 5733–34; New York, Laws 1913, ch. 550; North Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 386–396; Ohio, 4 Ann. Gen. Code 1915 Supp., secs. 15289–1-5; 106 Laws 1915, p. 128; Oklahoma, Laws, 1917, ch. 115; Pennsylvania, Pub. Laws 1911, Res. No. 61, p. 1156.

336. State to erect monument.-Appropriation is made to completo a monument to the memory of officers and men who fell in the Spanish-American War and Philippine insurrection, same to be placed in Fairmount Cemetery near Denver.

Colorado, Laws 1915, ch. 20. Other provisions with reference to preservation of battle fields, erection and care of monuments or memorial halls by the various States: Indiana, Const. art. XV, sec. 10; 4 Burns's Ann. Stat. 1914, secs. 10056–75; Iowa, Laws 1917, ch. 99; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, secs. 10558, 10600; Kentucky, 2 Stat. 1915, ch. 119a; Louisiana, Const. arts. 227, 304; Massachusetts, Resolves 1916, ch. 70, p. 505; ch. 79, p. 510; Michigan, Pub. Acts 1917, No. 282, sec. 1; Pub. Acts 1913, No. 145, sec. 1; New York, Laws 1916, ch. 637; North Carolina, 2 Revisal 1908, ch. 86, secs. 3925–29; ch. 114, secs. 532le, 5322; Laws 1915, ch. 195, sec. 1, memorial school; Ohio, 6 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, secs. 15241-15289; 106 Laws 1915, pp. 185, 460; 4 Ann. Gen. Code 1915 Supp., secs. 15295–1, 15296–1; Pennsylvania, Pub. Laws 1913, No. 246, p. 361; No. 754, p. 1240; 6 Purdon's Dig. 1915 Supp., pp. 7519–37; Approp. Acts 1916, No. 33, p. 16; Pub. Laws 1911, p. 913; Rhode Island, Gen. Laws 1909, ch. 36, sec. 5; ch. 344, sec. 5; Laws 1917, ch. 1486; South Dakota, Laws 1917, ch. 115; Laws 1913, ch. 268; 1 Comp. Laws 1913, p. 860; Utah, Laws 1917, ch. 86; Virginia, Acts 1914, ch. 9, p. 14.

337. Towns may appropriate money for erection of monuments.-Any town may appropriate money for the erection of a suitable monument to the memory of all soldiers and seamen who were residents of and belonged to said town at the time of their enlistment, and died in the military or naval service of the United States in the late Civil War or from wounds or disabilities incurred.

Connecticut, 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 455. Similar provisions including memorials to soldiers of Spanish-American War and appropriations by counties: Indiana, 3 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, secs. 6044–9, 5917b; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, secs. 9500–8; Massachusetts, Rev. Laws 1902, ch. 25, sec. 15; Michigan, 1 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, sec. 1744; Minnesota, Laws 1917, ch. 27; Mississippi, Laws 1906, ch. 145; 2 Hem. Ann. Code 1917, sec. 3993; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, secs. 5224–25; New Hampshire, Laws 1917, ch. 225; New Jersey, Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 5497, sec. 257; Laws 1911, ch. 4, pedestal and foundation only for a monument; Laws 1916, ch. 178; Ohio, 1 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, sec. 2434; Pennsylvania, Pub. Laws 1913, p. 207; 4 Purdon's Dig. 1905, p. 4412, sec. 39; 6 Purdon's Dig. 1915 Supp., p. 7519; Pub. Laws 1915, No. 203, p. 487; Pub. Laws 1911, pp. 53, 834; South Dakota, Laws 1907, ch. 232; 1 Comp. Laws 1913, p. 841; Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, sec. 4021; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, secs. 45.05–06; sec. 670 (12).

338. Commission to erect monument at private cost.-A commission is authorized to mark the line of battle of the Delaware troops at the Battle of Guilford Courthouse, and to erect markers and monuments in commemoration, at private cost, upon approval of the Secretary of War

Delaware, Laws 1917, ch. 269, p. 860. 339. Erection of monument to be decided by vote of people.—Counties may decide by popular vote the question of erecting or completing a monument or memorial building in honor of its soldiers and sailors at the county seat.

Illinois, 2 Ann. Stat. par. 2870.

Similar provisions including townships: Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 9589e; Iowa, 1 Code 1897, sec. 435; New York, Laws 1911, ch. 277; Ohio, 4 Ann. Gen. Code 1915 Supp., secs. 14848, 14849–1; Rhode Island, Laws 1912, ch. 875.

340. Cities and towns may permit erection of monuments in public grounds.Cities and towns may, by ordinance, permit soldiers' monuments or memorial halls to be located and erected in any public park or public grounds of such city or town.

Iowa, S. Supp. 1915 Code, sec. 850-c. Similar provisions as to counties: Virginia, Acts 1910, ch. 17, p. 21, to be cared for at public expense; 1 Code 1904, sec. 834e.

341. River front improvement commission may permit erection of soldiers' monument.--Any river front improvement commission may permit the erection of any soldiers' monument or memorial hall to be located on grounds held in trust by such commission.

Iowa, S. Supp. 1915 Code, sec. 879-0-1. 342. Freeholders may petition for erection of soldiers' monument. On a petition of fifty or more freeholders of a town, a park or public square may be laid out for the erection of a soldiers' monument.

Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, sec. 3985. 343. Headstones.-It shall be the duty of the clerk of the county supervisors, upon the death and burial of an honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine, to make application to the proper authorities under the Government of the United States for a suitable headstone, and to cause the same to be placed at the head of such grave, the expense of setting up not to exceed $5.

California, Stat. 1911, ch. 287, p. 479; Gen. Laws 1915, act 3693. Similar provisions: Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, secs. 3979–80; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, secs. 7158–60; North Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 3181–85; South Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, sec. 3239, p. 840.

344. Headstones.--The county commissioners shall see that the grave of an honorably discharged soldier, sailor, or marine is marked by a headstone bearing the name of deceased, and the organization in which he served or to which he belonged. Such headstone shall not cost more than $20.

Colorado, Rev. Stat. 1908, secs. 6049–57. Similar provisions: Connecticut, Pub. Acts 1911, p. 1439, ch. 176, at State expense; 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 1913; Iowa, 1 Code 1897, secs. 433-4; Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, secs. 9478–9; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, secs. 3979–80; New Jersey, Laws 1914, ch. 31; 4 Comp. Stat. 1910, p. 4875, secs. 69–74; New York, Laws 1915, ch. 147, includes wife or widow; North Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, secs. 3181-85; Pennsylvania, Pub. Laws 1915, No. 387, p. 870; 4 Purdon's Dig. 1905, p. 4411-4, sec. 29; 6 Purdon’s Dig. 1915 Supp., p. 7515; Rhode Island, Gen. Laws 1909, ch. 105, p. 386; South Dakota, 1 Comp. Laws 1913, sec. 3237, p. 840.

345. Erection of headstone not to be prohibited.--No cemetery association shall make or enforce any by-law, order, or regulation prohibiting the erection of any tombstone or headstone provided

by the State, or otherwise, at the grave of any soldier, sailor, or marine buried in such cemetery.

Connecticut, 1 Gen. Stat. 1918, sec. 3046. 346. Markers for graves. The soldiers' relief commission in any county, on petition of five reputable freeholders of any township or municipality, shall procure and furnish some suitable metal marker costing not over $1 each for the grave of each soldier, sailor, or marine who served with honor in the forces of the United States and who is buried within such township or municipality.

Iowa, Supp. 1915 Code, sec. 434a. Similar provisions: Kansas, Gen. Stat. 1915, sec. 9509; Michigan, Pub. Acts 1915, No. 63, secs. 1, 3; 1 Howell's Ann. Stat. 1912, sec. 1739; Minnesota, Gen. Stat. 1913, sec. 3981; Nebraska, Rev. Stat. 1913, secs. 7158–60; Ohio, 1 Ann. Gen. Code 1910, sec. 2958; Pennsylvania, 4 Purdon's Dig. 1905, p. 4411, sec. 29; 6 Purdon's Dig. 1915 Supp., p. 7515; Pub. Laws 1915, No. 387, p. 870; Pub. Laws 1911, p. 1112; Rhode Island, Laws 1917, ch. 1486; Wisconsin, Stat. 1917, sec. 45, 18.

347. Removing marker from grave unlawful.—Every person who shall without right remove from any grave any flag or marker placed there to designate that such grave was the grave of a deceased soldier or sailor shall be fined or imprisoned.

Rhode Island, Gen. Laws 1909, ch. 345, sec. 49, p. 1266. 348. Property exempt from taxation.-Real property purchased in the State of Maryland by survivors of the Civil War for the purpose of erecting monuments and laying out commemorative parks in memory of those who fought on both sides is exempt from State, county, and municipal taxation. No greater quantity than fifteen acres shall be so exempted for any one association.

Maryland, 2 Ann. Code 1911, art. 81, sec. 6, p. 1803. 349. Grounds not to be used for shows or meetings. The State grounds in Indianapolis, known as Monument Place, and the approaches surrounding same, shall not be used to hold any show or to sell goods, or to maintain any tent or building, or to hold any political meeting.

Indiana, 4 Burns' Ann. Stat. 1914, sec. 10056,

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MORATORIUM.

Section. 350–351

Civil relief act..

350. Soldiers' and sailors' civil relief act.-Protection is extended to persons in the military and naval service of the United States so as to enable them to devote their energy to the military needs of the Nation. The provisions of the act are similar to those in the Federal soldiers' and sailors' civil relief act, approved March, 1918 (40 Stat. 440). The act is to remain in force until the termination of the war and for six months thereafter.

Arizona, Laws 1918, ch. 12, pp. 38–49. Substantially similar provisions: Idaho, Laws 1911, ch. 72, sec. 62, p. 218; Illinois, 4 Ann. Stat. 1913, par. 8602; Iowa, Laws 1917, ch. 380, p. 412; Louisiana, Acts 1918, No. 131, pp. 217–225, 400; Massachusetts, Gen. Acts 1917, ch. 342, secs. 17–19; Mississippi, Laws 1917, ch. 36; Montana, Laws 1918, ch. 8, 14; Nebraska, Laws 1918, ch. 8; New York, Laws 1918, ch. 239; North Dakota, Laws 1918, ch. 10; Oregon, Laws 1917, ch. 375; Pennsylvania, 6 Purdon's Dig. Stat. 1915, sec. 181, p. 6987, applies to militia; South Dakota, Laws 1918, ch. 55; Texas, Laws 1917, 3d called sess., ch. 5, art. 1868a; Vermont, Gen. Laws 1917, secs. 1861, 3447; Virginia, Acts 1918, ch. 376, p. 564; Wisconsin, Laws 1917, ch. 409; Stat. 1917, sec. 4232a.

351. Suit for confirmation of the sale of real property of soldiers must be made before sale.—In all cases of sales of real property of soldiers and sailors in the armies and navies of the United States during the continuance of the war with Germany under and by virtue of deeds of trust or of mortgages where such sales are made without foreclosure suits, there shall first be filed in a competent court a suit for confirmation of such sale and service shall be had on any soldiers or sailors as in other cases.

Texas, Gen. Laws 1917, 3d called sess., ch. 4.

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