Section 6. Municipal corporations proper are those of the highest degree and power and include incorporated villages, towns and cities, posse3sing the powers of local legislation and administration; they are usually called into existence at the direct solicitation or by the free consent of the persons composing them, for the promotion of their own local and private advantage and convenience.12

9 Board, etc., vs. Mighels, 7 Ohio St., 109.

10 Dillon, Mun. Corp. (4th ed.), Par. 20.

11 Kelley vs. Pittsburg, 104 U. S., 78; Galesburg vs. Hawkins, 75 III., 152.

They are full and complete corporations and differ from public quasi-corporations which possess no charter and are the creatures of statute, exercising only such administrative functions as are conferred upon them by the statute law of the State. A municipal corporation proper, as has been indicated, is created mainly for the interest, advantage, and convenience of the locality and its people. While, for instance, a county which is a public quasi-corporation, is created almost exclusively with a view to the policy of the State at large, for the purposes of political organization and civil administration in matters of finance, of education, of provision for the poor, of military organization, of the means of travel and transport, and especially for the general administration of justice. With scarcely an exception, all the powers and functions of the county organization have a direct and exclusive reference to the general policy of the State, and are, in fact, but a branch of the general administration of that policy.13