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CHAP. IX.

persons, shall be deemed guilty of a felony, and shall be punished Art. XIII. hy a fine not exceeding three thousand dollars and imprisonment in the State prison not less than three nor more than seven years.

(See Penal Code, 8 591, ante, p. 274.)

L. 1869, Chap. 742 - An Act for the more effectual suppression and punishment of bribery.

Passed May 8, 1869.
Sec. 1. Receiving of valuable considerations by public officers for offi-

cial acts deemed felony; punishment thereof.
2. Persons offering bribe, if accepted, not to be liable therefor.
3. Penalty for attempting to bribe public officers.
4. Proof thereof.
5. Accused may testify in his own behalf.

6. Expenses of prosecution, to be a charge against the State. (Sec. 7 is the only one relating to corporations, and is as follows:) 8 7. Any officer, agent or director of any corporation who shall Liability of in any way, directly or indirectly, use, or cause to be used, any officers of money or other property belonging to such corporation, in viola- tions, for tion of any of the provisions of this act, or shall knowingly assent money in to or approve of such use, or knowingly audit or allow any account hereof. rendered for the money or other property of such corporation so used, shall be liable to any stockholder or stockholders of such corporation, in a civil action, for the amount, which shall bear the same proportion to the whole amount proved to be thus used, as the amount of stock held by such stockholder or stockholders at the time the action is brought, bears to the whole amount of the stock of such corporation. Such action shall be brought both for the benefit of the plaintiff therein and also for that of all stockholders, who may, at least ten days before the trial of said action, file in the office of the clerk of the county where such action is triable a petition that said action may be prosecuted for their benefit, and give notice thereof to the parties plaintiff and defendant, in said action. And when any such petition or petitions are so filed such petitioners shall be deemed, for the purpose of determining the amount of the recovery, plaintiffs in such action, and shall be jointly and severally liable to the defendant in said action for costs, in case costs shall be adjudged to the defendant. In case of the recovery by the plaintiff in such action, he shall be entitled to costs, without regard to the amount of such recovery.

No action brought in pursuance of this section shall be discontinued without the consent of all parties .who may have filed their petitions as

CHAP. IX.
Art. XIII. hereinbefore provided. Judgment rendered in any such action

shall be no bar to any other action that may be brought for the
same cause, except as to the plaintiff therein, and as to such par-
ties as may have filed their petitions therein as aforesaid, and per-
sons claiming under or through such plaintiff or petitioners. The
liability of such officers, agents or directors shall be joint and sev-
eral. The term “stockholder," as used in this section, shall be
construed to include all persons holding stock of said corporation
at the time of the act complained of or at any time thereafter.
SEC. 8. Persons not to be excused from testifying on trials or investiga-

tions; testimony given not to be used against witness in any

action, civil or criminal.
9. Convictions to be had only on corroborated testimony.

L. 1870, Chap. 151- An Act to regulate proceedings against corporations by injunction and otherwise.

PASSED April 7, 1870. [SECTIONS 1, 2 and 3 were repealed by Laws of 1880, chap. 245.] Punish

84. Any director or other officer of a corporation or joint-stock ment for concealing association upon whom shall be served any notice of an applicainjunction notice, tion for an injunction restraining or affecting the business of such

corporation or joint-stock associotion, or for a receiver of its property and effects, or any part thereof, who shall conceal from or omit to disclose to the other directors, trustees, managers and officers thereof the fact of such service, and the time and place at which such application is to be made, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction thereof, shall be punished by fine or imprisonment, or both such fine and imprisonment, and shall be liable, in a civil action, to the corporation or joint-stock association for all damages which shall be sustained by it by reason of such proceedings.

(See Penal Code, 8 604, ante, p. 276, and 8 612, ante, p. 277.) (Section 5 was amended by Laws of 1875, chap. 428, and the latter act was repealed by Laws of 1880, chap. 245, whereby section 5 is absolutely repealed. People v. Supervisors Of Montgomery, 67 N. Y. 109.)

LIST OF INSURANCE COMPANIES AND ASSOCIATIONS

AUTHORIZED TO TRANSACT BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF

NEW YORK DURING THE YEAR 1883.

36

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New York Joint Stock Fire and Fire- Marine Insurance Companies.

Clinton...
Commerce
Commercial
Continental
Eagle.....
Empire City..
Exchange..
Farragut..
Firemans Trust..
Firemens.....
Franklin and Emporium...
German American.
Germania.
Glens Falls.
Globe

$300,000 00
200,000 00
400,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
153,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
300,000 00
210,000 00
250,000 00
200,000 00

200,000 00
1,000,000 00
300,000 00
200,000 00
200,010 00
200, 000 00
150,000 00
204,000 00

200,000 00
1,000,000 00
1,000,000 00
200,000 00
200, 000 00
200,000 00
200, 000 00

150,000 00
1,000,000 00
3,000,000 00

500,000 00
200,000 00
200,010 00
150,000 00
210,000 00

Greenwich
Guardian...
Hamilton
Hanover..
Home........

New York city.
New York city.
New York city
New York city.
New York city
New York city.
New York city.
New York city.
Brooklyn.
New York city.

Howard..
Irving.
Jefferson..
Kings County
Knickerbocker

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$150,000 00
300,000 00
300,000 00
200,000 00
250,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
300,000 00
210,000 00
200,000 00
500,000 00
350,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00

150,000 00
1,000,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
200,000 00
500,000 00
350,000 00
200,000 00
100,000 00
250,000 00
300,000 00
250,000 00

Phenix
Rochester German.
Rutgers..
Standard...
Star.

Sterling
Stuyvesant.
Union...
United States.
Westchester.
Williamsburgh City.

Philander Shaw
Henry Norden.
Joseph F. Hanford.
Robert H. Myers...
James M. Hodges
Louis P. Bayard..
Geo. B. Rhoads
Alexander Martin.
George E. Cock.
John Q. Underhill
N. W. Meserole.

Andrew L. Soulard
S. P. Patterson.
Joseph Churchyard
W. Wilson Underhill.
George R. Crawford.
Edmund Driggs

Brooklyn.
Rochester.
New York city.
New York city.
New York city
New York city.
New York city.
Buffalo
New York city.
New York city.
Brooklyn.....

Ætna......
American........
American......
American..
American Central.

Joint-Stock Fire and Fire Marine Insurance Companies of other States.
Lucius J. Hendee
Jotham Goodnow.

Hartford, Conn
Francis Peabody
J. W. Field..

Boston, Mass
S. G. Gould.
Fred. H. Harris.

Newark, N. J
Thos. H. Montgomery Albert C. L. Crawford. Philadelphia, Penn..
George T. Cram

Charles Christensen.. St. Louis, Mo
J. S. Parish.
T. W. Hayward..

Providence, R. I
Oliver P. Scaife.
Earl S. Gardner.

Pittsburg, Penn
William G. Johnston.
Walter Morris...

Pittsburg, Penn
J. D. Browne
Charles R. Burt.

Hartford, Conn.
Caleb Van Husan.
James J. Clark..

Detroit, Mich...

$4,000,000 00

300,000 00
600,000 00
400,000 00
600,000 00
200,000 00
250,000 00

200,000 00
1,000,000 00
300,000 00

Atlantic..
Boatmans
Citizens....
Connecticut.
Detroit....

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