It shall be the duty of the trustees of the several townships of this state, and of
the mayors of the cities of the first and second class of this state, to cause to
be removed the remains of any deceased ex-soldiers of the civil war of 1861-1865,
also ex-soldiers of the Spanish-American war, also members of the Eighteenth and Nineteenth
Kansas cavalry, which may be buried in any abandoned cemetery, or in any ground set
apart for the burial of paupers, in such township or city, from such abandoned cemetery
or pauper burying ground to some regularly chartered cemetery, or to some cemetery
specially set apart for the burial of deceased ex-soldiers within the same county;
and the expense of such removal shall be paid by the county in which such removal
is made: Provided, That the expense of such removal shall in no case exceed the sum of twenty-five
dollars for each body so removed: And provided further, That no county shall be required to pay the expenses of the removal of any such
remains to any place outside of the county in which the same was originally buried.
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