2702 ARTICLE 12.
succession, may sue and be sued, may have and use a common seal, and
may purchase and hold such real, personal and mixed property as may
be required for the purposes of said corporation, and may dispose of such
property when necessary for the benefit of said corporation; and all the
property and funds of every kind belonging to said corporation are vested
in the Mayor and Council of Accident.
1916, ch. 514, sec. 2.
2. The corporate limits of the town of Accident are herbey declared to
be as follows: Beginning at the Northeast corner of John Garringers
land on the west side of the State Road, thence South 27° West, 4 perches
South 66° East, 100 perches to stake, stone and pointers thence North
35° East, 160 perches to 6 feet Northwest of Service tree thence North
26 1/2° West, 161 perches to stake on West side of State Road near a cul-
vert, thence South 72 1/2° West, 96 perches to corner at stone fence, thence
South 42 1/2° West, 113 perches to a locust tree, thence South 25° East
to place of beginning.
1916, ch. 514, sec. 3.
3. Said corporation shall be governed by a Mayor and six councilmen,
and that Frederick Burkhard, of said town be and he is hereby named
Mayor of said town for a period of two years from the date of its incor-
poration ending the first Tuesday in March, 1918, and that Adam Richter
and Robert A. Ravenscroft be and the same are hereby named and desig-
nated as the councilmen for the first two.years from the date of its incor-
poration, ending on the first Tuesday in March, 1918, and that Floyd C.
Diehl and Henry M. Speicher are hereby named as councilmen to serve
for one year from the date of its incorporation ending on the first Tues-
day in March, 1917, and hereafter an election shall be held on the first
Tuesday in March in each and every year for the election of two Council-
men to serve for two years from the date of their election or until their
successors shall be duly elected and qualified; and an election shall be held
on the first Tuesday in March, 1918, for the election of Mayor of said
town to serve for two years or until his successor shall be duly elected and
qualified, and an election shall be held hereafter in every second year for
the election of a Mayor for said town.
1916, ch. 514, sec. 4.
4. The Mayor and Council shall have power to pass all such ordi-
nances for conducting the elections herein provided for or which may be
hereafter authorized to be held and shall make returns thereof to the
Clerk of the Circuit Court for Garrett County. And the qualified voters
of any of said elections shall be bona fide male residents living within the
corporate limits of the town of Accident, shall be twenty-one years of age
or over, who have been residents of the State of Maryland for the period
of one year, and of said town for the period of six months continuously
next before the date of any such election; and that no one shall be eligible