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one-third of one cent for each word for messages of over ten words received between the hours of six o'clock A. M. and six o'clock P. M., and one sixth of one cent per word for messages received between the hours of six o'clock P. M. and six o'clock A. M. to be transmitted as special reports for newspapers. (Id., $ 1352.]
Sec. 523. That no person, company or corporation shall charge or receive any fee for delivering any message within the incorporated limits of any city or town, nor within one-half mile of any receiving office. But if any message be delivered more than one-half mile from such receiving office and outside of any incorporated city or town, then the person, company or corporation delivering such message shall be entitled to a fee of twenty-five cents for delivering, and ten cents per mile each way, in excess of the first mile, for the distance actually and necessarily traveled in delivering such message. [Id., $ 1353.]
Sec. 524. Every person, company or corporation engaged in the business of receiving and transmitting telegraphic messages for the general public within this state shall, upon the payment or tender of the rates chargeable under this act, receive, transmit and deliver any message offered or tendered for transmission to any point along the line or lines owned or operated by such person, company or corporation without delay. And when two or more connecting telegraph lines are operated by different persons, companies or corporations, any message tendered to the person, company or corporation operating either of said lines shall, upon payment or tender of the legal charges under this act for transmitting the same, be received and transmitted to the proper office of the first connecting line without delay; and each of the connecting lines over which the same must be transmitted shall receive such message from such other connecting line and transmit the same to the next connecting line in regular order without delay, until the same shall have reached the place of its final destination to be delivered. [1d., $ 1354.]
SEC. 525. When any message shall be transmitted over more than one line, the charges collectible under this act for transmitting the same shall be divided equally between the several lines over which such message is transmitted and paid to the several connecting lines, unless otherwise agreed between the operators of said several connecting lines. [Id., $ 1355.]
Sec. 526. No person, company or corporation engaged in the business of receiving and transmitting telegraphic messages for the general public shall, either directly or indirectly, furnish or divulge to any person other than the one to whom the same was sent the contents of any message so received and transmitted, unless the person to whom the same shall have been divulged was duly authorized by the person to whom the same was sent to receive said message or the contents thereof. And no such person, company or corporation shall give any special or lower rate or rates, or any free service, to any person, firm, company or corporation not given to all other persons for the same or like service, except as otherwise provided in this act. [Id., § 1356.]
Sec. 527. Any person, company or corporation engaged in the business of receiving and transmitting telegraphic messages within this state refusing, failing or neglecting to receive (either from the person sending the same or any connecting line), transmit, and deliver, without unnecessary delay, any message offered for transmission, after the legal charges under this act for transmission and delivery have been paid or tendered, or refusing, failing, or neglecting to transmit and deliver, without unnecessary delay, any message received for transmission and delivery, either from the person sending the same or any connecting line, shall forfeit and be liable to the person sending or trying to send such message and to the person to whom the same was sent or directed, in the sum of one hundred dollars each, as damages, to be recovered in a civil action by each of said parties in any court of competent jurisdiction, together with a reasonable attorney's fee in each court into which said action
may be taken, by appeal or otherwise. This section shall not in any manner affect the rights of such persons to recover actual damages for failure to send or deliver such message, in addition to the forfeiture herein provided for. [Id., $ 1357.]
Sec. 528. Any person, company or corporation, or any agent, servant or employé of any person, company or corporation violating any of the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction be punished by a fine of not less than fifty dollars nor more than five hundred dollars, and imprisonment in the county jail not less than thirty days nor more than one year. [Id., $ 1358.]
Stations in Cities of 50,000 Inhabitants.-SEC. 529. That every telegraph company or other corporation operating a telegraph line through or into the corporate limits of cities of the first class is hereby required to establish and maintain a telegraph station in each of said cities of the first class containing fifty thousand inhabitants or over, with the usual facilities and appointments for the convenience of the inhabitants of said cities, during the hours from eight o'clock in the forenoon until twelve o'clock midnight of each day, and deliver messages to the inhabitants thereof at all of such hours free of extra charge therefor. [Laws 1903, ch. 514, $ 1.]
Sec. 530. Any telegraph company, or any manager, agent or employé thereof, who shall fail or neglect to keep said station open or deliver messages as provided for in section 1 of this act shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine not to exceed five hundred dollars or by imprisonment in the county jail not exceeding six months. [I., $ 2.]
XV. TELEPHONE COMPANIES.
Sec. 531. All such corporations shall have all the rights and powers conferred, and be subject to all the liabilities and duties imposed by, the general laws of this state upon telegraph corporations. [G. S. 1901, § 1252.]
XVI. TRUST COMPANIES.
Powers.— SEC. 532. Any trust company heretofore or hereafter organized and incorporated under the general corporation laws of the state of Kansas may exercise and enjoy any or all of the privileges named hereafter, by complying with the requirements of this act. [G. S. 1901, $ 1466.]
Purposes. Sec. 533. The purposes for which trust companies may be formed are: To receive moneys in trust, and to accumulate the same at such rate of interest as may be agreed upon, or to allow interest thereon, not exceeding in either case the legal rate; to accept and execute all such trusts and to perform all such duties of every description as may be committed to them by any person or persons, or by any corporation, association, or company, or by the order of any court of record in this state or any other state or of the United States; to take and accept, by grant, assignment, transfer, devise, or bequest, and to hold, any real or personal estate or trusts created in accordance with the laws of this state or any other state or of the United States, and execute such legal trusts in regard to same, upon such terms as may be declared, established or agreed upon in regard thereto, or to execute and guarantee any bond or bonds required by law to be given by any public officer or in any proceeding in law or equity in any of the courts in this state or any other state or of the United States,— provided, however, that no trust company shall sign or execute any bond which creates a liability against it in case of default of such bond in a sum more than one-fourth of its paid-up capital; to act as agent for the investment of money for any person and as agent for persons or corporations, for the purpose of issuing, registering, transferring or countersigning the certificates of stock, bonds or other evidence of debt of any corporation, association, munici