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Full text of "Laws of the State of New Hampshire"

SAPIENTIA UNIVERSALIS EX LIBRIS. 

UNIVERSITY OF NEWHAMP5HIRE 



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UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 

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ACCESSION 3T/,S"iO 



L A^VS 



OF THR 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1874. 




CONCORD : 
CHARLES C. PEARSON, STATE PRINTER. 

1874. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



JAMES A. WESTON, Governor. 

WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD, Secretary of State. 

HARVEY CAMPBELL, Deputy Secretary of State. 

JOSIAII G. DEARBORN, Treasurer. 

CHARLES C. PEARSON, State Printer. 

WILLIAM H. GOVE, President of the Senate. 

THOMAS J. SMITH, Clerk of the Senate. 

ALBERT R. HATCH, Speaker of the House. 

CHARLES H. SMITH, Clerk of the House. 

ANDREW J. EDGERLY, Adjutant General. 

JOHN C. PILLSBURY, Warden of State Prison. 

JOHN W. SIMONDS, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

OLIVER PILLSBURY, Insurance Commissioner. 

NATHANIEL BOUTON, State Historian. 

WILLIAM H. KIMBALL, State Librarian. 



SUPERIOR COURT OF JUDICATURE. 



EDMUND L. GUSHING, Chief Justice. 

WILLIAM S. LADD, > , • . t .• 

' \ Associate ustices. 

ISAAC W. SMITH, 5 -^ 



CIRCUIT COURT. 



WILLIAM L. FOSTER, Chief Justice. 
EDWARD D. RAND, > . • . t .• 

CLINTON W. STANLEY, Associate Justices. 



LEWIS W. CLARK, Attorney General. 
JOHN M. SHIRLEY, State Reporter. 

37/ n 



LAAVS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1874. 



CHAPTER I. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FOUR OF THE 
GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO PILOTS AND HARBOR SIA8TEES. 



Section 
1. Tenure of office of commissioners of pi- 
lotage. 



Section 
•2. Masters may pilot their own vessels. 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representaiives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The first section of the one hundred and fourth chap- Tenure of office 
ter of the General Statutes is so far modified that the commissioners ers^^ofpiiotage'. 
of pilotage shall hold their office during the pleasure of the governor 
and council. 

Sect. 2. The sixth section of said chapter is hereby repealed ; and f^^^^^^g^^^^^i; 

henceforth any master or owner may pilot his own vessel into or out vessels. 

of the Piscataqua river and harbor. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from its passage. Act takes effect 

■*■ '-'on its paasa'ffc- 

[Approved June 18, 1874.] ^ 



270 Chapters II, III. [1874 

. CHAPTER II. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX OF THE 
GENERAL, STATUTES OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, IN RELATION TO TRUSTEES OF 
ESTATES. 

Section l. Provisions of chapter 186 General Statutes extended. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Provisions of SECTION 1. That the provisions of chapter one hundred and eighty- 
extended. * ' six of the General Statutes of New Hampshire, in relation to trustees 
of estates, shall apply to and be in force as to trusts and trustees cre- 
ated by an instrument in writing signed by the party creating the 
same, or by his attorney, in the same manner as though said trusts 
and trustees had been originally named in said chapter. 
[Approved June 18, 1874.] 



CHAPTER III. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ADVERTISING OF NON-RESIDENT TAXES. 



Section 
1. Non-resident taxes to be advertised in the 
N. H. Patriot. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Non-resident SECTION 1. Collectors of taxes of non-residents shall advertise the 
vertised in 'n. land on which the taxes have not been paid, or may not be paid, for 
sale, in '^ The New Hampshire Patriot," a newspaper printed at 
Concord, and also in some newspaper printed in the county where 
the land is situate, if any; otherwise in some adjacent county. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

take effect on hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
its passage. [Approved June 18, 1874.] 



1874] Chapter IV. 271 

CHAPTER IV. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NASHUA, ACTON AND BOSTON RAILROAD COM- 
PANY. 



Section 
1. Act of Massachusetts legislature ratified; 
company authorized to mortgage its prop- 
erty in tliis state. 



Sectiox 
2. Act takes eflfect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rci)resentativcs in General 
Court co7ivencd : 

Section 1. That the act of the legislature of Massachusetts, ap- 
proved June 12, 1874, in the words following, to wit : 

"An act to authorize the Nashua, Acton and Boston Railroad 
Company to mortgage its railroad and for other purposes, 

" Be it enacted by the senate and house of representatives in gen- Mass. act. 
eral court assembled, and by authority of the same, as follows : 

"Section 1. The Nashua, Acton and Boston Railroad Company company may 

. ' . 1 mortgage its 

IS authorized to mortsfa<?e its road, franchise and equipment, and any property to the 

~ ^ '- , •' amountof S500 - 

of its property, real and personal, to an amount not exceeding five boo. 
hundred thousand dollars, to secure such bonds as may be issued by 
said company pursuant to the provisions of this act, with interest on 
said bonds at the rate of six per centum per annum. 

"Sect. 2. The said corporation may issue its bonds to be secured May issue 
as aforesaid, for the purpose of paying the present indebtedness of debts and to 
the company, and providing means to pay the same, and further to ^°."Ji^; bonds 
enable said company to complete its road to its point of intersection g^ck paid in. 
with the Framingham and Lowell railroad ; provided, that the whole 
amount of the outstanding bonds of said corporation shall not at any 
time exceed the capital stock of the corporation actually paid in. 

"Sect. 3. The time allowed to said Nashua, Acton and Boston Time for com- 
Railroad Company for locating and constructing the remainder of its tended.^ 
road is hereby extended two years from the passage of this act. 

"Sect. 4. The action of said corporation in constructing and op- :^,^'^^'f*^^^^^j^^"_ 
crating its railroad from the state line to the city of Nashua, in the 
state of New Hampshire, is hereby confirmed and made valid. 

" Sect. 5. The said corporation may lease its road and franchise, company may 
and contract with any responsible parties for the operation of its ^'^'"^^'^ ^''^ '■'°"'^" 
road ; but such lease or contract shall not release or exempt said 
company from any duties, liabilities or restrictions to which it would 
otherwise be subject. 

"Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage;" 
be and the same hereby is ratified and confirmed, and said Nashua, ^^t ratified; 

i-r> T-JM1/-1 • I'll property in this 

Acton and Boston Railroad Company is hereby authorized and em- state maybe id- 
powered to include within the mortgage provided for in said act the gage; existing 
franchise, railway and other property of said company in this state ; affecte'd! 
but nothing herein contained shall be construed to affect liens already 
existing thereon by attachment or otherwise. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Act takes effect. 

[Approved June 23, 1874.] 



272 Chaptees V, VI. [1874 

CHAPTER V. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF LOBSTERS ESf THE WATERS OF NEW 

HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Lobsters not to be caught or sold, when. 

2. Penalty for violation of this act. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Act takes efl'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Lobsters not to SECTION 1. No person shall catch, preserve, sell or expose for sale 

soid^\fhen°.^ within the limits of the state of New Hampshire, any lobster between 
the fifteenth day of August and the fifteenth day of October of each 
year; and from the said fifteenth day of October to the fifteenth day 
of August next folloAving of each year no lobster shall be caught, 
preserved, sold or exposed for sale, under eleven inches in length, 
measuring from one extreme of the body to the other, exclusive 
of claws or feelers. 

Penalty for vio- Sect. 3. Any person violating any provision of the above section 
shall be punished by a fine often dollars for every lobster so caught, 
used sold or exposed for sale as aforesaid, one-half to the person 
makino- the complaint and one-half to the use of the town or city in 
which the ofience is committed. 

Repealing Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

clause. " j^g^g^y repealed. 

Act takes effect Sect. 4. This act shall take efiect immediately upon its passage 

on its passage. ^^^ approval. 

[Approved June 24, 1874.] 



lation of this 
act. 



CHAPTER VI. 

AN ACT RELATING TO GAMBLING IN RAILROAD CAES AND STEAMBOATS. 



Section 

1. Gambling on cars and steamboats pro- 

hibited; penalty. 

2. Persons in charge of trains and steam- 

boats to arrest and hold violators of 
this act. 



Section 

3. Copy of this act to be posted in cars and 

steamboats. 

4. Railroad companies and owners of steam- 

boats, liable for neglect to comply with 
sec. S. 

5. Act takes effect July 15, 1874. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Gambling in SECTION 1. Whoever, within the state of New Hampshire, upon 

cars and steam- -i t , • • .i -. <_ i i. 

boats prohibi- any railroad tram, or m any railroad car, or upon any steamboat, 

*®'*' gambles or bets upon any person gambling, shall be punished by fine 

not less than one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not less than 

three months, or both, at the discretion of the court. 



1874] 



Chapter VII. 



21S 



Sect. 2. Every conductor, or any other person having charge of Jjf.y^^^^^'^j.f^j^^ 
any railroad train, or any person having charge of any steamboat, is ^''^j»^['^f.^t,^^'^'^g 
hereby authorized and required to arrest or cause to be arrested any of this act. 
person or persons gambling on his train, or on his steamboat, and re- 
tain them in his custody till a warrant can be procured from the 
proper authorities, and is hereby empowered to call upon and employ 
all necessary' aids to make such arrests and detain the accused. 

Sect. 3. A copv of this act shall be conspicuously posted in every Copy of this act 

i-' - M 1 • i.1 • .. «. 1 to be posted in 

saloon, smoking and palace car used on any railroad m this state, and cars and steam- 
in every steamboat doing any business in this state. 

Sect. 4. Any railroad company, or the proprietors of any steam- Railroad com- 

J 1. t/ ■' L L *j ^ pRuiGs unci 

boat, refusing or neglecting to comply with the provisions of section owners of 
3 of this act, shall forfeit for such oftence the sum of one hundred bie iv^r neglect 
dollars, to be recovered by indictment in any county in which said gg^jf^*^^'^ ^"^'^ 
railroad company runs trains or the steamboat does business. 

Sect. 5. This'act shall take effect on the fifteenth day of July next, i^^ygfi'g^f '^ 

[Approved June 24, 1874.] 



CHAPTER VIL 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OP THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL, AND IN 
AJNIENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1869. 



Section 
1. Salary of Adjutant-General. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage ; repealing 
clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Section 1. The salary of the adjutant-general, including all clerk Salary of adju- 
hire, inspection of arms and armories, and all other duties pertaining 
to the office of inspector and quartermaster-general, shall be six 
hundred dollars per annum. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts Act takes effect 
and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are here- repeaiing**^^' 
by repealed. 

[Approved June 24, 1874.] 



clause. 



274 Chapter VIII. [1874 

CHAPTER VIII. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE POLICE COUET OF KEENE, 



Section 

1. Jurisdiction of actions wherein not over 

$100 is claimed. 

2. Action to be transferred to supreme judi- 

cial court on aifidavit of defendant. 

3. Justice to file copies of papers, and clerk 

to enter the cause. 



Section 

4. Fees of justice for copies ; to be paid by 

plaintijff, and taxed in his bill of costs. 

5. Aggrieved party may appeal from police 

court; appeal to be claimed within twen- 
ty-four hours. 

6. Act takes efl'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Jurisdiction of SECTION 1. The police coui't of the city of Keene, in addition to 
in not over $100 the powei's heretofore conferred upon it, shall have concurrent juris- 
scaune . Miction with the supreme judicial court, of actions of common law 

wherein the defendant resides in said Keene, and not more than one 

hundred dollars is claimed as damages. 
Action to be Sect. 2. In any action brought before said police court by virtue 

tmnsffi'i'pfl to •/ o i. *j 

supremejudi- of this act, if the defendant at any time before issue joined shall file 

affidavit "^oTde- in Said court his affidavit, that it is his desire and intention to try said 

feudant. action by jury, such action shall be transferred to the next trial term 

of the supreme judicial court for the county of Cheshire, and may 

be entei'ed and prosecuted in said court in the same manner as if 

originally commenced there. 

i^tf^^}?.^}^ Sect. 3. In case of said transfer the iustice of said police court 

COpiGS 01 pH- y 1 /^ T T • 1 

pers, and clerk shall cause certified copies of the papers in such cause to be filed with 
cause. the clerk of the supreme judicial court, and said clerk shall enter 

said cause upon the docket of the court upon payment by the plaintiff 

of the entry fee. 
Fees of justice Sect. 4. The justice of the police court shall receive for copies in 
p^aidTjy ^piain^ each causc SO transferred one dollar, to be paid by the plaintiff and 
SIbmofcStaxed in his bill of costs if he prevail. 

Aggrieved par. Sect. 5. Either party aggrieved by the judgment of the police 
from police court upon issuc joined under the provisions of this act, may appeal 
tobe'ciamild therefrom to the next trial term of the supreme judicial court for 
^ur'hours!"*^" Said county ; but no appeal shall be allowed unless claimed vvithiu 

twenty-four hours from the time judgment is, rendered. 
Act takes effect Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from its passage, 
on Its passage. |-^pp^.Q^g^ j^^^^^ gg^ 18^4.] 



1874] Chapters IX, X. 275 

CHAPTER IX. 

AN ACT EELATING TO THE RIGHT OF STUDENTS TO VOTE AND THEIR TAXATION. 

Section i Section 

1. Residence for purpose of education not 2. Repealing clause. 

to entitle a person to vote nor subject 3. Act takes effect on its passage- 
him to taxation. I 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Residence in any town, merely for the purpose of ob- Residence for 

.. , . -,. . . , 111-1T purpose of edu- 

tainmg an education at any literary institution, shali not entitle the cation not to en- 
person so residing to vote in such town, nor shall it subject him to vote nor subject 

4. .. .• ,1 • him to taxation. 

taxation therein. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 

, , , , ^ clause. 

nereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. ^nitl^plsslje'l^ 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER X. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CONCORD AND ROCHESTER RAIL- 
ROAD. 

Section i Section 

1. Time extended. I 2. Act takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the time limited in and by the act approved J^ilj J^lfi^^/lM.ooo 
6, 1869, entitled "An act to incorporate the Concord and Roches- extended to ' 
ter Railroad," for the expenditure of the sum of fifty thousand dol- original act to 
lars towards the construction of said railroad, is hereby extended to compietexi by '^ 
the fourth day of July, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight J^^^^ i> i^^i. 
hundred and seventy-nine, and said act shall be in force as to any and 
every portion of said railroad, which shall be completed and fit for 
use on or before the first day of July, in the year of our Lord one 
thousand eight hundred and eighty-four. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. ^'^^■t^ltV^S^^ 

^ "^ on its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



276 Chapteks XI, XII. • [1874 

CHAPTER XI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDJIENT OF CHAPTER NINETY-SEVEN OF THE GENERAL STAT- 
UTES, ENTITLED " VILLAGE FIRE DISTRICTS." 



Section 
1. Village precincts may raise money to light 
• the streets. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

vii'ge precincts SECTION 1. That in addition to the powers heretofore granted to 

may raise mon- -n •,!•,•. it.*, i , . 

ey to light the Village precinct districts, any such district may also vote, at any meet- 
streets, -j^g. jjQj-jf^g(j j^jj(j holden as provided in said act to which this is an 
amendment, to raise money to light the streets thereof, with gas, or 
in such manner as a majority of the legal voters thereof may direct; 
the amount to be assessed, collected and paid over as in section four 
of said act, provided and expended in lighting the streets as afore- 
said. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 

on its passage. ., 

its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XII. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT RELATING TO THE NATURAL- 
IZATION OF ALIENS," PASSED JUNE SESSION, A. D. 1868. 

Section i Section 

1. Act of June 1868 repealed. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

^of June^ Section 1. The act entitled "An act relating to the naturalization 

of aliens," passed June session, A. D., 1868, is hereby repealed. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage, 
on its passage. ["Approved June 26, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters XIII, XIV. 

CHAPTER XIII. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CKARTER OF THE MANCHESTER AND KEENE RAIL- 

ROAD. 

Section | Section 

1. Time extended. ' 2. Act takes eflfeot. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the time limited in and by the act approved ^"^7 '^^'"fjn J° g^off: 
sixteen, one thousand eight hundred and sixty-four, entitled " An ooo extended to 
act to incorporate the Manchester and Keene Railroad," for the ex- onpinai' act to 
penditure by said corporation of one hundred thousand dollars towards completed ^ by 
the construction of said railroad, and further extended by an act ap- ^^c. i, 188O. 
proved June 24, 1870, entitled "An act to amend the charter of the 
Manchester and Keene Railroad," is hereby further extended to the 
first day of December, 1878, and said act of incorporation shall be in 
force as to all parts of said railroad which shall be completed on or 
before December first, one thousand eight hundred and eighty. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. ^n usVaseage! 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XIV. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE PORTSMOUTH AND DOVER 

RAILROAD. 

Section I Section 

1. Capital stock increased. ' 2. Act takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That in order to complete the construction of said rail- i^creased*6iw),- 
road, the said Portsmouth and Dover Railroad be authorized to in-^^o. 
crease its capital stock, in such sum, not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, as the directors of said road may find necessary. 

SecT. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. i^nit*fpas8^^e^' 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



Chapters XV, XVI. 
CHAPTER XV. 



[1874 



AN ACT RELATING TO DISTURBANCE OF SCHOOLS. 



Section 

1. Persons disturbing school to be punished ; 
penalty. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Cotirt convened: 

Persons dis- SECTION 1. Any parent, guardian or other person, not a member 
to be^iuiished; of the school, who shall wilfully interrupt or disturb any school, shall 
pena ty. -^^ punished by a fine not exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment 

in the county jail not exceeding thirty days. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage, 
onus passage. ^Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XVI. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. City divided into seven wards; their boun- 

daries. 

2. Election for city and ward officers, when. 

3. Ward officers to be chosen; clerk to de- 

liver certificates. 

4. School committee, how chosen and tenure 

of office. 

5. City councils to make appropriations, 

when. 

6. The police court made a court of record; 

its clerk. 

7. Said court to have the same powers as the 

supreme judicial court in relation to 
naturalization. 



Section 

8. Justice and clerk to pay over aU fees and 
costs to city treasurer. 

9. Salaries of justice and clerk. 

10. Naturalization in this court and the su- 
preme judicial court to be free. 

11. Certain officers to continue in office until 
the third Tuesday in March next; others 
until the first day of November next. 

12. Moderator, clerk and selectmen to be ap- 
pointed by mayor and aldermen. 

13. Lists of voters, what to embrace. 

14. Repealing clauses. 

15. Act to take effect on its passage. 



£e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Ssewn wards; SECTION 1. The city of Manchester hereby is and shall continue 

their boundar- ^ be divided into seven wards, which shall be constituted as follows : 
les. 

Ward No. 1 shall include all that part of Ward No. 2, as now and 

heretofore constituted, which lies north of the centre line of Granite 
street, and all that part of Ward No. 1, as now and heretofore con- 
stituted, which lies south of the centre line of Hollis street, extended 
to Merrimack river, and west of the centre line of Elm street. Ward 
No. 2 shall include all that part of Ward No. 3, as now and hereto- 
fore constituted, which lies north of the centre line of Bridge street 
and east of the centre line of Ashland street ; all that part of Ward 
No. 1, as now and heretofore constituted, which lies north of the 
centre line of Hollis street extended to Merrimack river ; and all 



1874] Chapter XVL 279 

that part of Ward No. 8, as now and heretofore constituted, "which 
lies north of the centre line of Hollis street extended westerly to 
Piscataquog river. Ward No. 3 shall include all that portion of said 
city that is bounded north by the centre line of Bridge street, east 
by the centre line of Ashland street, south by the centre line of Con- 
cord street, and west by the centre line of Elm street. Ward No. 
4 shall include all that portion of said city that is bounded thus: 
Beginning at the intersection of the centre line of Concord street 
with the centre line of Elm street ; thence easterly by the centre line 
of Concord street to the centre line of Ashland street ; thence 
southerly by the centre line of Ashland street to the centre line of 
Hanover street ; thence westerly by the centre line of Hanover street 
to the centre line of Union street ; thence southerly by the centre 
line of Union street to the centre line of Merrimack street ; thence 
westerly by the centre line of Merrimack street to the centre line of 
Elm street ; thence northerly by the centre line of Elm street to the 
place of beginning. Ward No. 5 shall include all that portion of 
said city that is bounded thus: Beginning at the intersection of the 
centre line of Cedar street with the centre line of Elm street ; thence 
northerly by the centre line of Elm street to its intersection with the 
centre line of Merrimack street : thence easterly, northerly and 
easterly by the southerly boundary of Ward No. 4 as hereby con- 
stituted to the intersection of the centre line of Hanover street with 
the centre line of Wilson street ; thence southerly by the centre line of 
Wilson street and by the centre line of Wilson street produced to its 
intersection with the centre line of Cedar street produced to Wilson 
street ; thence westerly by the centre line of Cedar street produced 
to Wilson street and by the centre line of Cedar street as now laid 
out to the place of beginning. Ward No. 6 shall include all that 
part of said city lying east of Merrimack river not included in Wards 
Nos. 1, 2, 3, 4 and 5, as constituted by this act. Ward No. 7 shall 
include all that part of said city now and heretofore known as Ward 
No. 7, and all that part of Ward No. 8, as heretofore constituted, 
which lies south of the centre line of Hollis street produced westerly 
to Piscataquog river. 

Sect. 2. The annual meeting of the inhabitants of said city for the Election for city 
choice of city and ward officers shall be holden on the second Tues-cers, when.'' 
day in March, and all city and ward officers who are chosen by the 
people shall be chosen by ballot, and shall hold their respective 
offices for one year from the third Tuesday in March next subsequent 
to their election, and until others are chosen and qualified in their 
stead. 

Sect. 3. Each ward shall, at the annual meeting, in addition to Ward oflacers _ 
the other officers required by law, choose one alderman and three clerk to deUver 
members of the common council, one assessor, one member of the ^^^ ' *^^ ^*" 
school committee, and one overseer of the poor, and the clerk shall, 
within twenty-four hours after such choice, deliver to each person 
elected to either of said offices a certificate of his election signed by 
himself, the moderator, and a majority of the selectmen. 

Sect. 4. The members of the school committee shall hold their school commit- 
office for two years from the third Tuesday in March next subsequent and term of 
to their election ; provided, however, that at the first annual election °^^^' 



280 Chapter XVI. [1874 

after the passage of this act there shall be elected two members of 
the board of school committee from each ward, one of whom shall 
hold his office for one year, and the other for two years, and the bal- 
lots given in at said election shall designate which is voted for for 
one year and MJ^hich is voted for for two years. 
citycoimcUs to Sect. 5. The city councils shall, on or before the first day of March 
ations,when. in each year, make all the necessary appropriations for the'financial 

year next ensuing. 
The police court Sect. 6, The policc court, as heretofore constituted, shall be a 
record; its court of record, and the justice thereof shall, from and after the 
^^^ ■ passage of this act, appoint some suitable person to be clerk thereof, 

who shall perform all duties pertaining to the office of clerk of the 
court. He shall hold his office during the pleasure of the justice of 
said court, and until some other person shall be appointed and quali- 
fied in his stead ; he shall give a bond for the faithful performance of 
the duties of his office to the satisfaction of the board of mayor and 
aldermen. 
Said court to Sect. 7. Said court, in addition to the powers and iurisdiction now 

have the same tit i n i . . ,. • '■ ^ ,. ."^ 

powers as the conferred by law, shall have jurisdiction of applications for naturali- 
ciai court in re- zation, and may issue certificates of citizenship, and shall have, pos- 
aiization.^'^ "^ sess, and enjoy the same powers in relation to the naturalization of 

aliens as are now and have heretofore been possessed and enjoyed by 

the supreme judicial court, 
cierk^to'my Sect. 8. The justice and clerk of said court shall once in three 

over all fees months render to the city treasurer an account under oath of all fees 

flucl costs to 

city creasurer. and costs by them received or receivable, and shall, at the time afore- 
said, pay over to said treasurer all such fees and costs. 

Iceland cierk.^' Sect. 9. The salary of the justice of said court shall be fifteen 
hundred dollars per annum, and the salary of the clerk of said court 
shall be three hundred dollars per annum, which salaries shall be 
paid in quarterly payments out of the city treasury, and the salaries 
so received shall be in full for all services of every kind rendered by 
them in the discharge of all the duties pertaining to their office ex- 
cept in matters of naturalization. 

S'tUscouitMid Sect. 10. All naturalizations before this court, and in the supreme 

the supreme ju-^^(Jicial court, shall be free and without expense to the person 

dicial court toJ ' ^ '- 

be free. naturalized. 

Certain officers Sect. 11. The mavor, aldermen, members of the common council, 

to contuiue n\ n t iii 

office until the assessors and overseers ot the poor, and school committees now in 
in March"ifext?; office, shall continue in office until the third Tuesday in March next 
firsriay^of NcN and Until Others are chosen and qualified in their stead. And the 
Tembernext. selectmen, moderator and ward clerks shall hold their office until the 

first day of November next. 
Moderat'r.cierk Sect. 12. The mayor and aldermen shall, on or before the first day 

and selectmen r ~Kr ^ • ^ 

to be appointed of November next, appoint one person to act as moderator, one per- 
a&ermen! '^^"^ son to act as clerk, and three persons to act as selectmen of the 
several wards in said city as constituted in this act ; and the persons 
so appointed shall, upon taking the oath of office by law prescribed, 
have, possess and enjoy all the powers vested by law in such offi- 
cers, and shall perform all the duties required by law to be performed 
by such officers. 



1874] Chapter XVII. 281 

Sect. 13. In preparing the lists of voters in the several wards in^^jCJe^n^*^'^^' 
said city, as constituted in this act, the selectmen shall record the first 'J^ce. 
or Christian name of each voter in full, but may use ■ initial let- 
ters to designate the middle names of any voter ; they shall also 
record against the name of each voter the name of street and num- 
ber of dwelling, if numbered ; if not numbered, then such other 
description as shall indicate as nearly as possible the residence of 
such voter. 

Sect. 14. An act entitled " An act in amendment of the charter RcpeaUng 
of the city of Manchester," approved July 6, 1867, an act entitled *^ '^" 
"An act in relation to the naturalization of aliens," approved July 
4, 1868, section 8, of chapter 44 of the General Statutes, authorizing 
the city councils to revise and change the city into wards, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, and Avith the provisions 
of the several chapters of title 7 of the General Statutes, are hereby 
repealed. 

Sect. 15. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Act to take 

effect on its 
its passage. passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XVII. 



AN ACT FOE, the PROTECTION OF FISH EST GREGG'S POKD IN ANTRIM. 

Section 1 Section 

1. Fishing prohibited ; penalty. I 2. Act takes effect. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. That all persons are hereby prohibited fi'ora jfishlng, in aii fisWug pro- 
any manner, for three years from the passage of this act, in the Gregg years ; penalty, 
Pond in Antrim, county of Hillsborough ; and any person violating 1^/^,^' ^^"^^ ^^' 
the provisions of this act shall be liable to a fine of ten dollars for 
each offence, one-half of said fine to the complainant and one-half 
to the county of Hillsborough- 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] on its passage. 



282 



Chapter XVIII. 
CHAPTER XVIII. 



[1874 



AN ACT EEGULATING THE TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING THE COUBT OF 
PROBATE FOR THE COUNTY OF ROCKINGHAM. 



Section 

1. Times and places of holdingprobatecoiirts. 

2. Orders, notices and citations to be re- 

turnable at these times and places. 



Section 
3. Repealing clatise; act takes effect on its 
passage. 



Times and 
places of hold- 
ing probate 
courts. 



Orders, notices 
and citations to 
be returnable 
at these times 
and places. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect on 
its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Section 1. The court of probate for the county of Rockingham 
shall be holclen annually at the times and places following, namely: 
At Exeter, on the Wednesday next following the third Tuesday of 
February, March and August, on the Wednesday next following the 
first Tuesday of April, and on the Wednesday next following the 
second Tuesday of every other month ; at Portsmouth, on the third 
Tuesday of March and on the second Tuesday of January, May, July, 
September and November ; at Deny, on the third Tuesday of Feb- 
ruary, and on the second Tuesday of June and October ; at Ray- 
mond, on the first Tuesday of April, on the third Tuesday of August 
and on the second Tuesday of December. 

Sect. 2. All orders, notices and citations, made or issued by said 
court, heretofore returnable, or to be performed or heard at Kingston, 
on the first Tuesday of August, A. D., 1874, shall be held to be re- 
turnable, performed and heard at Exeter, on the Wednesday next 
following the third Tuesday of August in the same year ; all orders, 
notices and citations made or issued by said court, heretofore return- 
able, or to be performed or heard at Derry, on the Wednesday next 
following the said first Tuesday of August, shall be held to be re- 
turnable, performed and heard at Derry, on the second Tuesday of 
October; and all orders, notices and citations made or issued by said 
court, heretofore returnable, or to be performed or heard at Chester, 
on the Thursday next following the said first Tuesday of August, and 
at Deerfield, on the Friday next following the said first Tuesday oi 
August, shall be held to be returnable, performed and heard at Ray- 
mond, on the third Tuesday of August in the same year. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions 
of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take efiect from its 
passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapters XIX, XX. 
CHAPTER XIX. 



283 



AN ACT CLASSING THE TOWNS OF RANDOLPH AND SUCCESS FOR THE ELECTION 
OF A REPRESENTATIVE. 



Section 
1. Randolph and Success classed; meetings 
for choice of representative to be held in 
Randolph. 



SECTION 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and ffotise of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Section 1. That the towns of Eandolph and Success, neither ofRandoiph and 
them having the number of ratable polls required by the constitution ed; meetings for 
for a representative, are hereby classed for the election of a repre- sentative ^to^'b^e 
sentative to the general court ; the meetings for the choice of such cioi'ph.^'^ ^^^ 
representative to be holden in the town of Randolph. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ai'e fjljjggj"^^ 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. ^nits^pass^ef 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XX. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT FOR THE MORE EFFCTUAL 
PREVENTION OF CRUELTY TO ANIHIALS," APPROVED JULY 1, 1870. 



Section 
1. Fines to be paid to the society prosecuting 
for violation of act. 



Section 
2. Justices of the peace and police courts to 
have jurisdiction when line does not ex- 
ceed twenty dollars. 



Be if enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. That any and all fines imposed and collected by virtue Fines to be i)aid 
of the provisions of the act to which this is an addition, shall be paid prosecuting for 
over to the treasurer of such incorporated and organized society to'^'°^'''^^°'^°^^'^** 
prevent cruelty to animals as shall have caused to be instituted the 
prosecution resulting in such fines, for the use of such society. 

Sect. 2. Justices of the peace and police courts shall have iurisdic- Justices of the 

,. «*^ •!• PI •• ^1 peace and po- 

tion in all complaints for any violation of the provisions of the act lice courts to 

entitled " An act for the more effectual prevention of cruelty to tion*' when ^flne 

animals," approved July 1, 1870, in cases where the fine imposed twIn^^Sars^ 

does not exceed the sum of twenty dollars, which shall be final unless 

appeal is taken therefrom, as in other criminal cases. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



284 



Chapter XXI. 
CHAPTER XXI. 



[1874 



AN ACT IN A3IENDMENT OP THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OP NASHUA, FIXING 
THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN WARDS FIVE AND SIX, AND IN RELATION 
TO THE POLICE COURT OF SAID CITY. 



Section 

1. Boundary line between Wards 5 and 6 de- 

fined. 

2. Police court made a court of record ; the 

justice to appoint a clerk; his duties; 
jurisdiction of the court in relation to 
naturalization. 



SECTION 

3. Justice and clerk to pay fines and costs 

to city treasurer. 

4. Salary of justice. 

5. Naturalization to be free. 

6. Act takes efl'ect on its passage; repealing 

clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Police court 
made a court of 



STem^'w^ds Section 1. The dividing line between "Wards 5 and 6 in the city 
5 and 6 defined, of Nashua shall be, and the same is hereby established as follows, 
that is to say : Beginning at the intersection of Main and Hollis 
streets ; thence westerly by Hollis street to its intersection with Elm 
street ; thence northerly by Elm street to Pleasant street ; thence 
westerly by Pleasant street to its intersection with Walnut street ; 
thence northerly by Walnut street to its intersection with Pearl street; 
thence westerly by Pearl street to its termination; thence westerly 
by the south line of the lot with the house upon the same situated at 
the west end of Pearl street and extending the same in a straight line 
to the canal of the Nashua Manufacturing Company ; thence westerly 
by said canal to the Nashua river. Said line shall be the south line 
of Ward 5 and the north line of Ward 6, and the territory lying 
northerly and easterly of said line heretofore included in Ward 6 
shall be included in and constituted a part of Ward 5. 

Sect. 2. The police court, as heretofore constituted, shall be a court 
recordVthe jus- of record, and the iustice thereof shall, from aiid after the pasaa:e of 

tice to appomt , . ^ . J . i , i i i i c i i n 

a clerk; his du- this act, appoint somc suitable person to be clerk thereoi, who shall 

tion of tiie court perform all duties pertaining to the office of clerk of the court. He 

natu^raiization. shall hold his office during the pleasure of the justice of said court, 

and until some other person shall be appointed and qualified in his 

stead. He shall give a bond. for the faithful performance of the 

duties of his office, to the satisfaction of the board of mayor and 

aldermen. Said court, in addition to the powers and jurisdiction 

now conferred by law, shall have jurisdiction of applications for 

naturalization, and may issue certificates of citizenship, and shall have, 

possess and enjoy the same powers, in relation to the naturalization 

of aliens as are now and have heretofore been possessed and enjoyed 

by the supreme judicial court. 

Justice and Sect. 3. The iustice and clerk of said court shall, once in three 

clerk to pay ii. iir>ii 

fines and costs months, render to the city treasurer an account, under oath, of all 

er. ' fees and costs by them received or receivable, and shall, at the time 

aforesaid, pay over to said treasurer all such fees and costs. 

Salary of jus- Sect. 4. The salary of the justice of said court shall be the same 
as now established, until otherwise fixed by the city council, which 
salary shall be paid in quarterly payments out of the city treasury ; 
and the salary so received shall be in full for all services of every 



18T4] Chapter XXII. 285 

kind rendered by him in the discharge of all the duties pertaining to 
his office. 

Sect, 5. All naturalizations before said court shall be free and Naturalization 

T 1 to be free. 

Without expense to the persons naturalized. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passasre, and Act takes effect 
f. . . •11 ••(•!• on its passage. 

all acts or parts or acts inconsistent with the provisions oi this act 

are hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XXII. 



j\JSf ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF BLACK BASS XKD OTHER FISH. 



Section 

1. Catching of certain fish prohibited; pen- 

alty. 

2. Catehing of black bass in May and June 

prohibited; penalty. 



Section 

3. One-half of penalty to prosecutor. 

4. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Section 1. If any person shall take, catch, kill or destroy any Catching of cer- 
whitefish, black bass or pike perch, in any of the waters of this state, hnMte.i;^peiiai-* 
within five years from the time of their introduction into the several ^^' '^^'''' 
waters, he shall forfeit and pay, for each fish taken, caught, killed or 
destroyed, the sum of ten dollars, to be recovered by complaint be- 
fore a justice of the peace, or by indictment or information. 

Sect. 2. If any person shall take, catch, kill or destroy any black Catching black 

bn ^1 ^ /•,!• ,, !• ,1 1 /> ^ r hass in May and 

ass, in any oi the v/aters oi this state, during the months oi May June prohibit- 

and June, in any year, he shall forfeit and pay the sum of ten (J^qI-*^*^'^^'^'^'^'*^^^^' 

ars for each fish taken, caught, killed or destroyed, to be recovered 

in the manner provided in the preceding section. 

Sect. 3. In all cases of violation of the game laws, or laws for the One half of 
protection of fish, the prosecutor shall be entitled to one-half of the prosecutor. 
sum forfeited. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from the date of its passage. Act takes effeci 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] on its passage. 



286 



Chapters XXIII, XXIV. 
CHAPTER XXIII. 



[1874 



Cemetery cor- 
porations and 
trustees of ceni' 
eteries may 
iiold funds "in 
trust for im- 
provement of 
lots. 



A^r ACT TO AUTHORIZE CEMETERY CORPORATIOXS A^^D TRUSTEES OF TOA\T? 
CEMETERIES TO HOLD FUNDS IK TRUST FOR THE CARE OF LOTS. 

Section 1. Cemetery corporations may hold trust fimds for improvement of lots. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. Cemetery corporations and the trustees of town ceme- 
teries, or other officers having lawful charge of the same, may take 
and hold funds upon trust, to apply the income thereof to the im- 
provement or embellishment of the cemetery, or to the care, preser- 
vation or embellishment of any lot, or its appurtenances. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XXIV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT AND IN ADDITION TO SECTION TWO, CHAPTER TWO 
HUNDRED iVND SIXTY - ONE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO 
BURGLARY AND BREAKING BUILDINGS. 



Section 
1. Breaking and entering with intent; pen- 
alty. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Section 1. If any person shall in the night time break or enter, 
eut^^g^with °i' i^ ^^^ ^^y ^^°^^ break and enter, any dwelling-house or out-house 
intent; penalty, adjoining thereto, any office, bank, shop, store, ware-house, barn, 
granary, stable or mill, any meeting-house, court-house, town-house, 
college, academy, school-house, or other building erected for the pub- 
lic use, or any vessel lying within the body of any county, or any 
railroad depot, freight or passenger car, repair shop, engine house, 
or any outbuilding connected with any railroad, or any other build- 
ing whatever, with intent to commit any crime, the punishment 
whereof may be imprisonment for more than one year, or with intent 
to commit any larceny, he shall be imprisoned not exceeding five 
years. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
ou its passage. ["ApproYed July 1, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters XXV, XXVI. 287 

CHAPTER XXV. 



AN ACT m RELATION TO DIRECTORS IN CORPORATIONS. 



Section 
1. One director to be an inhabitant of the 
state. 



SECTION 

2. Corporations to comply with this act at 
next meeting. 



JBe it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. At least one of the directors of every corporation ex- (^"fnln^^ttant 
isting by virtue of the laws of this state or hereafter created thereby, of the state. 
and having stockholders resident in this state, shall be an actual in- 
habitant of this state. 

Sect. 2. Every such corporation shall at its next annual meeting ^°^p,°^*^^^j^^ *° 
comply with the provisions of this act. meettu*^ ^* ^*^^ 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XXVI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDaiENT OF SECTION NINE OF CHAPTER FIFTY-FIVE OF THE 
GENERAL STATUTES IN REGARD TO THE SAEE OF LANDS OF NON-RESIDENTS 
FOR TAXES. 

Section I Section 

1. Town may purchase land sold for taxes. ' 2. Act takes eflfect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. If the sale provided for by section nine of chapter rpown may pur- 
fifty-five of the General Statutes shall be adjourned from day to day ^^\^^eiami_ sold' 
as is provided for in said section, and no person shall appear on orient taxes 
before the last adjourned day therein provided for, who shall offer else bids 
to pay the taxes and incidental charges on said estate for a part or the tax aid coltl. 
whole of the same, then on said last adjourned day the town in which 
said estate lies may become a purchaser at the sale thereof for the 
amount of the taxes thereon, and the selectmen of such town in its 
name may make such purchase. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 4^itSal«Sf "' 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



288 Chapters XXVII, XXVIII. [1874 

CHAPTER XXVII. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD EAIIM OF CHARLES MOULTON FROM 
SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER ONE IN WAKEFIELD AND ANNEX THE SAME TO 
SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER NINE IN SAID TOWN, FOR SCHOOLING. 

SECTION I Section 

1. Homesiead disannexed. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Charles Moul- SECTION 1. That the homestead farm of Charles Moulton of Wake- 
annexed from field, with the inhabitants of said town living upon the same, and the 
and^annexed to taxable property, shall be, and hereby is, severed from school district 
district No. 9. number one in Wakefield, and annexed to school district number 

nine in said town, for the purposes of schooling. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 

on its passage. • , 

Its passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XXVIII. 

jVN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD ESTATE OF JAMES M. BUNKER FROM 
SCHOOL DISTRICT NTJMBER FOUR IN ROLLINSFOBD AND ANTsEX THE SAME 
TO THE CITY OF DOVER FOR SCHOOLING. 

Section • I Section 

1. Homestead disannexed. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate aiid House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

J. M. Bunker's SECTION 1. That the homestead place of James M. Bunker of Rol- 
ed^from^district linsford, with the inhabitants of said town living upon the same, and 
fbrd^amiarJnex- ^^® taxable property, shall be, and hereby is, severed from school dis- 
ed to Dover, trict number four in Rollinsford and annexed to the city of Dover 

for the purposes of schooling. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
on its passage. [Approved July 1, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters XXIX, XXX. 289 

CHAPTER XXIX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FIETY-FOUR OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS 
OF JUNE SESSION, 1873, IN RELATION TO PUBLIC PARKS AND COMSIONS. 



Section 
1. Establishment and discontinuance of 
parks and commons to be determined 
by popular vote. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on its 
passage. 



Be if, enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Whenever any new park or common is to be laid out Establishment 

,,.,, , ,•' ' -, -, 1 -.ij- and discontinu- 

or established or enlarged, or any old park or common is to be clis- anre of parks 
continued as provided in chapter fifty-four of the Pamphlet Laws of t^ i^e deteraohi^ 
1873, the mayor and aldermen or selectmen shall first submit the ^^l^^J p^p"!'"^!' 
question of such laying out, establishment, enlargement or discon- 
tinuance to the legal voters of the town or city for their approval or 
dissent at a meeting duly called for that purpose, and be governed by 
such approval or dissent ; and such establishment or discontinuance 
of any park or common shall not be valid unless approved by a 
majority of all the legal voters in such town or city voting at said 
meeting. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions Repealing 

of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its takes effect on 

passage, 
passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XXX. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION THE SIMONDS FREE HIGH SCHOOL FUND. 



Section 
1. The Simonds high school fund exempted 
from taxation. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the Simonds free high school fund of Warner, The simonds 
New Hampshire, consisting of twenty-five thousand dollars, shall be, fuSd exempted 

T T 1 . . J r i. !.• from taxation. 

and hereby is, exempted from taxation. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Act takes effect 

_. T T 1 1 low^ n jr r- o ou Its passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



290 ^ / Chapters XXXI, XXXII. [1874 



CHAPTER XXXL 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EMPLOYMENT OF A SUPERINTENDENT OF SCHOOLS 
IN UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE CITY OF CONCORD. 



Section 
1. Board of education authorized to employ 
a superintendent of schools. 



Sectiok] 

2. District authorized to raise money to pay 

superintendent. 

3. Act takes effect on its passage; repealing 

clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Board of educa- SECTION 1. That the board of education for said district are hereby 
p'loy asiyjeriu" authorized and empowered to appoint a superintendent of schools for 
scrib^hisciutiesSaid district, who shall hold his office during their pleasure, and per- 
of*^s^hoai"mon'^^'°^'^^ such dutics as they shall direct; and they are hereby authorized 
ey- to pay such superintendent for his services from any money raised by 

the district for school purposes not otherwise specially appropriated. 
District may Sect. 2. Said district is hereby authorized and empowered to raise 
pay^ s'uperm- *' money by taxation for the payment of the services of a superintend- 
er'^'rotes ^raTi- ent of schools ; and all votes of the district heretofore passed raising 
^^^- money for this purpose are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Acttakes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts 
repeaiing^^^^*^' and parts of acts inconsistent with it are hereby repealed. 
[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



clause. 



CHAPTER XXXII. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT RELATING TO BONDS TO THE JUDGE OF 
PROBATE, AND SUITS THEREON, AND IN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER ONE 
HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SEVEN OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 



Section 
1. Corporations may be sureties on probate 
bonds. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Corporations SECTION 1. Any Corporation duly established by the laws of this 
ties on probate state, and authorized thereto, by its charter, may be deemed and 
accepted as sufficient sureties upon the bond of any executor, ad- 
ministrator, guardian or trustee, by any judge of probate, upon his 
being satisfied of the ability of said corporation as such surety. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

on Its passage. p. jtioio-t^t ao 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters XXXIII, XXXIV. 291 

CHAPTER XXXIII. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CIIAKTEB OF THE WINDSOR AND FOREST LINE RAIL- 

ROAD. 

Section I Section 

1. Time for expenditure extended. ' 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the time limited in and by the act approved June Thnefor^expen- 
29, 1870, entitled an act to incorporate the Windsor and Forest Line ooo extended to 
Railroad, for the expenditure by said corporation of two hundred original act'ap- 
thousand dollars toward the construction of said railroad, is hereby P^',f,piefe^P^f* 
extended to the first day of December, one thousand eight hundred that time. 
and seventy-eight, and said act shall be in force as to all parts of said 
railroad which shall be completed on or before December first, one 
thousand eight hundred and eighty. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. witJplssage':^ 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XXXIV. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF MONROE TO SEND A REPKESENTATTVE. 

Section I Section 

1. Monroe to choose a representative. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted h/ the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That the town of Monroe, not having the number of^^^^^^^^'^.^^j.^ 

ratable polls required by the constitution for a representative, be, and sentative. 

hereby is, authorized to send a representative to the general court. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Act takes eflect 

r* -i T -, r^ ■, CM 4 1 ojiits passage. 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



292 



Chapter XXXV. 
CHAPTER XXXV. 



[1874 



AN ACT m AMESDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH. 



Section 

1. City divided into seven wards; their 
boundaries. 

2. Aldermen, councilmen, assessors, and 

overseers of the poor. 

3. School committees, how chosen, theii" du- 
ties. 

4. Municipal election on the second Monday 

of September. 

5. Organization of the city government; 
election of city clerk. 

6. Choice of other officers. 



Section 

7. Present officers to go out when others are 

chosen. 

8. Officers of ward 3 to remain officers of 

the new ward 3. 

9. Who may caU and conduct meetings in 

other wards for election of officers. 
The mayor, his powers and duties. 
Selectmen and moderators to receive no 

compensation. 
All officers to be voted for on one ballot. 

13. Repealing clause. 

14. Act takes effect on its passage. 



10. 
11. 



12. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 

convened : 

Citv divided in- SECTION 1. The City of Portsmouth hereby is and shall continue 
to seven wards ;tQ \^q divided into sevcn wards, which shall be constituted as follows: 

their boundar- • n i /• i • ^ -n i • 

ies. Ward one snail contain aii that part of the city oi rortsmoutn situ- 

ated north of a line commencing at the centre of the channel of the 
outlet of the North Mill pond, between Noble's Island and Free- 
man's Point, and running westerly by the centre of the channel of 
said outlet to the centre of the North Mill bridge, thence along the 
easterly shore of said mill pond to the track of the Eastern Railroad 
in New Hampshire, thence along said railroad track to the centre 
line of Dover street prolonged thereto, thence by the centre line of 
Dover street to the centre of Islington street, thence by the centre 
line of Islington street and Islington and Greenland roads to the 
line between Portsmouth and Greenland. Ward two shall include 
all that part of said city between the centre line of Dover street pro- 
longed to the track of the Eastern Eailroad in New Hampshire on 
the west, and the centre line of Vaughan street on the east, and be- 
tween the track of the Eastern Railroad in New Hampshire on the 
north and the centre line of Islington and Congress streets on the 
south. Ward" three shall contain all that part of said city situated 
south of a line commencing on the water at Liberty bridge, so called, 
and running westerly through the centre of the dock to the centre 
of Washington street, thence through the centre of Washington 
street to the centre of Richmond street, thence through the centre of 
Richmond street to the centre of Pleasant strset, thence through the 
centre of Pleasant street to the Universalist meeting house, thence in 
a straight line across the South Mill pond and lands adjacent thereto 
to the southerly end of Richard's avenue, thence through the centre 
of South and Lafayette roads to the line between Portsmouth and 
Rye, together with all islands in the Piscataqua river and Portsmouth 
harbor attached to ward three as heretofore constituted. Ward four 
shall contain all that part of said city situated between the south line 
of ward one on the north and the north line of ward three on the 
south, west of a line commencing in the centre of South road at a 
point opposite the centre of Wibird street, thence running northerly 
by the centre line of Wibird street to Middle street, thence in a 



1874] Chapter XXXV. 293 

straight line across Middle street to the centre of Madison street, 
thence by the centre line of Madison street to State street, thence in 
a straight line across State street and land adjacent thereto, along the 
easterly end of the house now occupied by Charles C. Jones, to the 
south line of ward one. Ward five shall contain all that part of said 
city bounded northerly by a line drawn easterly from the north-east 
corner of ward four, through the centre of Islington and Congress 
streets, and along the southern side of Market square to the centre 
of Pleasant street ; easterly by a line drawn southerly from Market 
square through the centre of Pleasant street to the northern limit of 
ward three at the Universalist meeting house, thence in a straight 
line across the South Mill pond and land adjacent thereto to the 
southerly end of Richard's avenue ; southerly by a line drawn from 
the southerly end of Richard's avenue westerly along the northern 
limit of ward three to a point opposite the centre of Wibird street, 
and westerly by the easterly limit of ward four. Ward six shall 
contain all that part of said city situated north of the northern limit 
of ward three, and easterly of a line commencing at the centre of 
Pleasant street, at a point opposite the centre of Richmond street, 
and running northerly through the centre of Pleasant street to Market 
square ; thence in a straight line across Market square to the centre 
of Market street, thence by the centre line of Market street as far 
north as a point opposite the centre of Greei2 street. Ward seven 
shall contain all that part of said city not included in any of the 
above described wards. 

Sect. 2. The board of aldermen of said city shall consist of ten Aiderm'n.coim- 
members, of whom the first, second, fourth and seventh wards shall o^^^and^'over- 
each choose one, and the third, fifth and sixth shall each choose two; ^^^^^ ^^ *^® 
and the common council shall consist of twenty members, of whom 
the first, second, fourth and seventh wards shall each choose two, 
and the third, fifth and sixth wards shall each choose four. There 
shall be chosen in each of said wards one assessor of taxes and one 
overseer of the poor. 

Sect. 3. At the annual city election the several wards shall each school commit- 
choose as many persons to serve as school committee as they are en- gn^^tiiefr'duties! 
titled to choose aldermen respectively, who shall hold their office for 
one year, and until others are chosen in their stead. The committee 
so chosen shall annually elect a high school committee of three mem- 
bers; and the committee so chosen shall have the same powers and 
perform all the duties which now by law appertain to the school 
committee and high school committee respectively. 

Sect. 4. The annual meeting of legal voters of said city of Ports- Municipal eiec- 
mouth for the choice of city and ward officers shall be holden on the Monday of Sep - 
second Monday of September, and all city or ward officers who are ^^ ^^' 
chosen by the people shall be chosen by ballot, and shall hold 
their respective offices for one year from and including the fourth 
Tuesday of September, and until others are chosen and qualified in 
their stead. 

Sect. 5. The mayor, aldermen and common council shall hereafter the^ci^y govem- 
meet in convention for the purpose of taking the oath of their re- ^f^Uj cferk!^°^ 
spective offices on the fourth Tuesday of September in each year, at 
ten o'clock in the forenoon ; and on said day the city councils shall 



2M Chapter XXXV. [1874 

in convention and by joint ballot elect a city clerk, who shall be 
qualified and enter upon the discharge of the duties of his office on 
the fourth Tuesday of September in each year ; provided, however, 
in the case of a vacancy or a failure to elect on said fourth Tuesday 
of September, said vacancy may be filled or election made at any 
other time. 
Choice of other Sect. 6. All city officers, with the exception of city clerk, who are 
now requii-ed to be chosen or appointed by the mayor and aldermen, 
or by the city councils in joint convention, shall be so chosen or ap- 
pointed in the month of October in each year. 
Present officers Sect. 7. The mayor, aldermen, common council, assessors of taxes, 
othersarechos- overseers of the poor and school committee, now in office in said city, 
^^' shall hold their respective offices until the fourth Tuesday of Septem- 

ber next, and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead, 
and no longer ; and all officers now in office in said city, elected by 
the city councils or appointed by the mayor and aldermen, shall 
hold their respective offices until others are elected and qualified in 
their stead, and no longer. All such officers shall be entitled to re- 
ceive pay only for such portion of the year as they may have served, 
omcers'ofwani Sect. 8. The present ward officers of ward three in said city as 
cers of the new heretofore constituted shall remain and be the ward officers of ward 
three as constituted by this act, until the fourth Tuesday of Septem- 
ber next, and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. 
Who may call Sect. 9. The following named persons, being first duly sworn, 
meetings in may Call the first meeting of the legal voters in wards one, two, four, 
eiection^of ^offl^ five, six and seven, as constituted by this act, to be held on the second 
Monday of September next, for the choice of city and ward officers 
and school committee, namely : Samuel Spinney, Isaac Furber and 
Charles Dwight Hanscom, or any two of them, may call said meet- 
ing in ward one. Ozro J. Hobbs, Emanuel Charlesworth and Robert 
King, or any two of them, in ward two. Frank W. Rand, George 
E. Harden and Rufus K. Oxford, or any two of them, in ward four. 
Benjamin M. Parker, Ebenezer G, Adams and Edwin H. Leslie, or 
any two of them, in ward five. Richard T. Call, John Conlon and 
Nathan F. Mathes, or any two of them, in ward six ; and James F. 
Jenness, Daniel L. Stover and Richard H. Waldron, or any two of 
them, in ward seven, who shall prepare, revise, correct and post up 
in the manner in which selectmen in said city are now required, an 
alphabetical list of the voters in each of said wards, to which they 
are hereby respectfully assigned, and they shall issue and serve their 
warrants for said meeting of the legal voters in their respective wards 
for the choice of all city and ward officers and school committee, who 
are elected by the people. Such warrant shall be posted at least 
fourteen days before the time appointed for said meeting, and shall 
. designate the time and place for the meetings of the respective wards. 
At said meeting, and until selectmen shall be elected and qualified 
in their stead, they shall exercise in their respective wards all the 
duties now incumbent upon selectmen in said city. They may ap- 
point for each of said wards in which they respectively act as such 
selectmen a moderator and clerk, who, being first duly sworn, may 
perform all the duties now incumbent upon said officers, until others 
shall be elected and qualified in their stead. 



cers. 



1 874] Chapter XXXVI. 295 

Sect. 10. The mayor of said city shall be chairman ex officio of the The mayor, his 
board of overseers of the poor ; he shall preside in the board of ties. 
aldermen and in convention of the city councils and shall have a 
casting vote only ; but he shall have a negative upon the action of 
the aldermen in laying out highways and streets, and in all matters 
appertaining to railroads in which said city may be interested, and 
no vote can be passed over his veto unless by a vote of two-thirds at 
least of all the aldermen elected. 

Sect, 11. The selectmen and moderators of each of the wards of^^,|fjg^f^j.a^"'^ 
said city shall not be entitled to receive any compensation for their recdve no com- 
services. 

Sect. 12. In balloting for state, county, city and ward officers, au officers to 

o. ' J ' J ^^be voted for on 

school committee, representative to congress, or electors of president oue buiiot. 
and vice-president of the United States, the ballots for so many of 
said officers or persons then to be voted for in the diffisrent wards of 
said city shall be given in by the voter on one list or ballot, or so 
many of such officers or persons as the voter determines to vote for, 
with the respective offices designated against the name of each per- 
son voted for. 

Sect. 13. That the act entitled "An act fixing the time of closing Jj|pcaiing 
the polls of the city of Portsmouth," approved July third, one 
thousand eight hundred and seventy-three, is hereby repealed Also 
the act entitled " An act in relation to the powers of the mayors of 
cities," approved July fourteenth, one thousand eight hundred and 
seventy-one, and section eight of chapter forty-four of the General 
Statutes, so far as they respectively relate to the city of Portsmouth, 
together with all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 14. This act shall take effect from its passage. ^ItSsS? 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XXXVI. 

AN act to ANKEX a portion of the town of GILFORD TO THE TOWN OF 

LACONIA. 



Section 

1. Portion of Gilford annexed to Laconia. 

2. Laconia to collect certain taxes for the 

benefit of Gilford. 

3. Taxes heretofore assessed in the annexed 

territory, to be collected. 



Section 

4. Polls and estates in annexed territory not 

to be taxed for the debts of Laconia. 

5. Amount of state tax to be paid by each 

town. 

6. School districts defined. 

7. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. That all that part of the town of Gilford bounded as Portion of Gii- 

/,■■■, i*,-r»'', 1 1 1 I'T ford annexed to 

loiiows, to-wit : beginning at a stake and stones on the easterly side Laconia; boun- 
of Kound bay on a line with the northerly line of Thomas Durrell's'^'"'''''^'^^'^- 
land, and running easterly to and along said Durrell's land to the 



296 Chapter XXXVI. [1874 

line between school districts No. 4 and No. 12 ; thence southerly on 
the line of school district No. 4 to the line between Gilford and Bel- 
mont ; thence westerly on the line between Gilford and Belmont to 
Sanbornton bay, and to the line between Gilford and Laconia; 
thence northerly on said bay, Winnipisseogee river and Round bay, 
being on the line between Gilford and Laconia, to the bound begun 
at, be and the same hereby is severed from the town of Gilford and 
annexed to the town of Laconia. 
Laconia to col- Sect. 2. The town of Laconia shall assess and collect, for the use 
the*anni^i*edtei- and benefit of the town of Gilford, upon the polls and estates of the 
ulTlt GiiTorcf pei'soJis and estates liable to taxation in the portion of Gilford an- 
within eight ncxed to Laconia by this act, the sum of twenty thousand dollars and 

years ; not over , •' imT /-tti ioi-i'c: • t • • i 

one-fom-th in interest irom the second iuesday oi March, lo7o, witnm eight years 

anyoneyeai. ^^.^^^ ^-^^^ passage of this act; but not more than one-fourth part of 

said twenty thousand dollars shall be assessed as aforesaid in any one 

of said eight years. Said sum shall be paid by said Laconia to said 

Gilford when collected. 

forea^ssessedVn Sect. 3. All taxes heretofore assessed annually upon the polls and 

annexed terri- estates of persons residing within the limits of the territory hereby 

tory to be col- ^ , ,^ , r • t • ■ r 

lected. annexed to Laconia, and upon the estates oi said territory, it non- 

residents, shall be collected and applied the same as if this act had 
not been passed. 
Polls and es- Sect. 4. The polls and estates of persons residing within the limits 
ed territory not of the territory hereby annexed to Laconia and, the estates in said 
debts of'i!acon- territory of non-residents, shall not be taxed or in any way liable 
^^- for the existing debts or liabilities of the town of Laconia, but all 

such debts and liabilities shall be paid by said town of Laconia the 
same as if this act had not been passed. 
Gilford to pay Sect. 5. In all assessments of state and county taxes, until the 

S4'25 and La- , . 

conia$8.30state legislature shall otherwise order, the town of Gilford shall pay four 
couny ax. ^^^^^^^ and twenty-five cents, and the town of Laconia shall pay 
eight dollars and thirty cents, and the state and county treasurer shall 
issue their respective warrants accordingly. 

School districts Sect. 6. All that part of Gilford annexed to Laconia by this act, 
defined. . • . ... 

shall constitute a part of school district No. 1 in said Laconia, and 

all that part of school district No. 4 in said Gilford not annexed to 

Laconia by this act, is hereby made a part of school district No. 13 

in said Gilford. 

wiU^passa^r* Sect. 7. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

'" ■ [Approved July 2, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapters XXXVII, XXXVIII. 
CHAPTER XXXVII. 



297 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE ACCOUNTS OF CLERIiS OF COURTS. 



Section 
1. Clerks to render accouut. 



SBCTrON 

2. Act takes eflfect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Section 1. That every clerk of the court shall, within ten clays cierks of courts 
after the close of each session of the court in the county for which count within 
he is clerk, render to the commissioners of said county an itemized J^.^o^e'^^o'i" each 
account of all his receipts and disbursements as clerk, and said ac-'^'^™^'^^^''"'^'- 
count shall be printed by saidi commissioners with their report. 

Sect, 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



on Its passage. 



CHAPTER XXXVIII. 



AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PRESERVATION OF BIRDS, GAME, AND FUR-BEARIN'G 

ANIMALS. 



Skction 

1. Miuk, otter, beaver and sable not to be 

taken between April 1 and Oct. 15 ; pen- 
alty. 

2. Muski-at not to be taken beween May 1 

and Oct. 1 ; penalty. 

3. Hares not to be taken between March 1 

and Oct. 1 ; penalty. 

4. Exposing poison prohibited ; penalty. 



Section 

5. Song birds and insectivorous birds pro. 

tected; penalty. 

6. Game birds protected; penalty. 

7. Grouse, partridge and quail not to be 

taken with a snare ; penalty. 

8. Sec. 5 not to apply to taxidermists; act 

not to apply to birds or animals doing 
damage. 

9. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on its 

passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 



Section 1. No person shall In any way destroy, between the first Mink, otter, 
day of April and the fifteenth day of October in each year, any mink, bie not' to be 
otter, beaver, sable or fisher, under penalty of twenty-five dollars for April land Oct. 
each animal so destroyed. ^^ ' i^^-^'-^^^ ^•^^• 

Sect. 2. No person shall In any way destroy, between the first day Muskrat not to 
of May and the first day of October in each year, any muskrat, under i?^eeu May ^i 
penalty of five dollars. ^ ^ penaitf $5^"^ ^' 

Sect. 3. No person shall take, kill or destroy any of the animals Hares not to be 
known as hares, between the first day of March and the first day of March i and 
October of each year, under penalty of five dollars. sxty^b. ' '^^^' 

Sect. 4. No person shall expose poison for the destruction of ani- Exiiosing poi. 

, 1 1 1^ z' /-/v 1 n son prohibited , 

mais, or any other purpose, under penalty oi iiity dollars. penalty $50. 



298 Chapter XXXVIII. [1874 

fnsecUvorou^*^'^ Sect. 5. If any person shall, at any season of the year, take, kill 
birds not to be or destroy any of the birds called robins, thrushes, larks, blue-birds, 
season j'penaity sparrows, finches, buntings, martins, orioles, swallows, fly-catchers, 
warblers, tanagers, bobolinks, vireos, nuthatchers, creepers, wood- 
peckers, humming-birds, or any other of the song birds or insectivor- 
ous birds, he shall forfeit the sum of five dollars. 
Various game Sect. 6. If any person shall, between the first day of February 
kmed.Tt*^ wiiiu and the foilrth day of July in any year, take, kill or destroy any 
tv$T(r^' ^^"^'"^^°°^^^°^^ ' °^' sl^a^^j between the first day of February and the first 
day of August of each year, take, kill or destroy any of the birds 
called plover, yellow-legs, sandpipers or rails ; or shall, between the 
first day of\ February and the first day of September of each J' ear, 
take, kill or' destroy any ruffled gro^use, partridges or quails ; or s\'vall, 
within the respective times aforesaid, sell, buy or have in possession 
any of said birds, he shall forfeit for each •bird so taken, killed, de- 
stroyed, bought, sold or had in possession, the sum of ten dollars. 
Grouse, par- Sect. 7. No person shall at any time or place within this state, 

not to be*^ taken take any grousc, partridge or quail, with any trap or snare, under 
penalty Z"^'"*^' penalty of ten dollars, except upon his own grounds. 
Not to apply to Sect. 8. Section five shall not apply to any professional taxider- 
act not to apply mist, or to any one collecting specimens for the purpose of illustrat- 
ma^rdoing '^"'' ing natural history in any educational institution; nor shall this act 
damage. apply to any person who may kill or destroy any of said birds or ani- 

mals doing damage on his premises. 
Repealing Sect. 9. Section three of chapter CCLI of the General Statutes 

is hereby repealed, together with all other acts inconsistent herewith. 
Act takes effect xhis act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

on Its passage. ^ ^ -, -r ■, ^ ■, r>^ ^ -, 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapter XXXIX 
CHAPTER XXXIX. 



299 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE POLICE COURT OF THE CITY OE CONCORD. 



Section 

1. PoHce court a court of record; justice to 

appoint a clerk. 

2. Shall have jurisdiction in cases of natural- 

ization. 

3. Justice and clerk to pay over fees and 

costs to city treasurer. 



Section 

4. Salariee of justice and clerk. 

5. No fees or costs in cases of naturalization. 

6. Act takes eflect on its passage; repealing 

clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The police court of the city of Concord, as heretofore Police court 
constituted, shall be a court of record, and the justice thereof shall, record; j^ustice 
from and after the passage of this act, appoint some suitable person clerk f tenure of 
to be clerk thereof, who shall perform all duties pertaining to the "/y^^';!' **^ ^"'^ 
office of clerk of the court. He shall hold his office during the 
pleasure of the justice of said court, and until some other person 
shall be appointed and qualified in his stead. He shall give a bond 
for the faithful performance of the duties of his office, to the satis- 
faction of the board of mayor and aldermen. 

Sect. 2. Said court, in addition to the powers and jurisdiction Police court to 
now conferred by law, shall have jurisdiction of applications for powers^lis^'^the 
naturalization, and may issue certificates of citizenship, and shall ^J^'u^^rt ii"re- 
have, possess and enjoy the same powers in relation to the naturali-?''ii''.it<^ii'i'^^i"^i- 
zation of aliens as are now and heretofore have been possessed and 
enjoyed by the supreme judicial court. 

Sect. 3. The justice and clerk of said court shall, once in three Justice and ci-k 
months, render to the city treasurer an account, under oath, of all trnfemy V^af^ 
fees and costs by them received or receivable, and shall, at the time co^gVsf^^'^^^'*^^ 
aforesaid, pay over to said treasurer all such fees and costs. 

Sect. 4. The salary of the justice of said court shall be six hun- Salary of jus- 

dred dollars per annum, and the salary of the clerk of said court $200; 'to be in 

shall be two hundred dollars per annum, which salaries shall be paid vlces?^ ^^ ^^^' 

in quarterly payments out of the city treasury ; and the salaries so 

received shall be in full for all services of every kind rendered by 

them in the discharge of all the duties pertaining to their office. 

Sect. 5. No fees shall be charged in matters pertaining to naturali-?^*'^^^®''''^^^*.^ 
n • ' ^-r . I- • • 1-1 ,1 -,. incases ofnat- 

zation nor tor issuing certifacates of citizenship, but all proceedings uraiizatiou. 

relating thereto shall be without expense to the applicant. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Act takes eflfect 
its passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are repeatog'^*"^®' 
hereby repealed. clause. 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



300 Chapter XL. [1874 

CHAPTER XL. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NASHUA AND PLAISTOW RAH^ROAD. 



Section 

1. Coi-poration formed ; its rights,poTrers and 

liabilities. 

2. Aiithorized to build a railroad, where, aud 

to connect with any other. 

3. Capital stock. 



Section 

4. Fares to be determined by the directors. 

5. First meeting, how called. 

6. Act void, when and as to what; act takes 

efl'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Sed with the Section 1. That David Bryant, Hezekiah H. Cheney, Henry Park- 
rights, powers, inson, J. B. Fossell, John Gaare, John Woodbury, Hiram T. Morrill, 

9,11(1 llRUllltiCS «— ' ■' •/ '' '' 

defined by law. David Butler, Nathan Gage, Josiah M. Fletcher, Samuel Morrison, 
Samuel Greeley, Samuel Gowen, Thomas Dustin, Joel C, Gary, George 
C. Gordon, Greenleaf Clark, William C. Noyes, Nathaniel H. Clark, 
Hiram Smart, John N. Sleeper, William H. Hills and James N. 
George, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Nashua and Plaistow Railroad, with 
all the rights, powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, 
duties and restrictions set forth in the General Laws, which now are, 
or may hereafter be in force, relating to railroad corporations. 

May build a Sect. 2. Said Corporation is authorized and empowered to locate, 

road from . ^ . -i i t • j • • i i 

Plaistow or At- construct and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods m width, 
sSen^'wInd? with necessary additions for excavations and embankments, from some 
and 'Hmhiou to Convenient point in Plaistow or Atkinson, through Salem, Windham, 
Nashua, and j£ necessarv, Pelham and Hudson, to some point in Nashua, and with 

connect with J' •'^ '^ ., mt 

any other road, the right to coiiiiect at either terminus with any existing railroad cor- 
poration. 
Capital stock Sect. 3. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of not 

' ' ' more than ten thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. 
Toll granted, to Sect. 4. A toll is hereby ^ranted to said corporation upon ail per- 

be regulated by i-i*^°i ii -tt i 

the directors, gons and property which may be transported by said road, at such 
ed vfith all the rates as may from time to time be determined by the directors ; and 
coloration. "^ ^ all the poAvers herein granted to this corporation, relating to the lo- 
cating, constructing and maintaining said railroad, is hereby vested 
in the directors for the time being. 
First meeting to Sect. 5. The three persons first named in this act may call the first 
whom and how. meeting of the grantees herein named, by publishing notice of the 
time and place of meeting in two newspapers, one published in Hills- 
borough county, and one in Rockingham county, one week before the 
day named for such meeting. 
Act void as to Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all that part of the railroad 
ed in ten years; line herein named not constructed and completed within ten years 
on its^passage?* from the passage hereof, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July T, 1874.] 



1874] Chapter XLI. 

CHAPTER XLI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SPICICET RR'ER RAILROAD. 



301 



Sectiox 

1. Corporation formed; its rights, powers 

and liabilities. 

2. Authorized to build a railroad, where; 
and to connect with or lease to any otliei'. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sectiox 

4. Fares to be determined by the directors. 

5. The first meeting, how called. 

6. Act void, when and as to what. 

7. Act takes clTect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened : 



Section 1. That Matthew H. Taylor, John W. Wheeler, George ^^^^^^_^^.^^^^ 

C. Gordon, Benjamin R. Wheeler, George W. Hunt, Thomas Dus- formed'with the 

tin, Charles Sanborn, John D. Ordway, James Walton, Charles Aus-ami ^iiabiutie^s 

tin, their associates, successors and assigns are hereby made a corpo- '^^'^'^^'^ '-"-^ ^^^• 

ration by the name of the Spicket River Railroad, with all the rights, 

powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties and 

restrictions set forth in the general laws, Avhich now are, or hereafter 

may be, in force relating to railroad corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empov/ered to locate, 

, .. ., - ,. ^. ,. .,, MaybuUda 

construct and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods m width, road from the 

with the necessary additions for excavations and embankments, fronisalem, o'rft-om 

some convenient point on the northerly line of the state of Massa- rafiroad''i'n\ha't 

chusetts, in the town of Salem, in the county of Rockingham, or fro^i oeirrv to the'?? 

some convenient point on the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad, andR. railroad, 

• 1 11 r -XT 1 <~( 1 1 T-\ '"I'ld mar con- 

m sa'id town, by the way oi JNorth Salem and JJerry, to some conve-nect with or 
nient point on the Nashua and Rochester Railroad, in Deny or Jtiier road. '*°"*^ 
Hampstead, in said county, to connect with any other railroad or 
railroads, and lease its railroad to any railroad corporation Avith which 
it may so connect. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of not 
more than four thousand shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons or property which may be transported by said railroad, at ufllJIi^^ij^^^thedf- 
such rates as may be from time to time determined by the directors ; i,ive%e'(rwith'^^ 
and all the powers herein srranted to this corporation, relatinnr to tilery f^e powers 

I . . ," .. -iMi 1-1 of the corpora- 

locating, constructmg and maintaining said railroad, are vested in the tion. 

directors of this corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The three persons first named in this act may call the^. ^ ^. ^ 

f, • PI i-i(> 11 iTi- Fn-stmeetrngto 

nrst meeting 01 the grantees hereinbefore named, by publisiung no- becaiied, by 
tice of the time and place of meeting in the Exeter Newsletter, a 
newspaper printed at Exeter, in said County of Rockingham, at least 
one week before the day named for such meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all that part of said railroad 
line herein named not constructed and completed within ten years aii not^compie^ 

from the passage hereof. ed in ten years. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] . iltSasVagf 



Capital stock 
$400,000. 



302 



Chapters XLII, XLIII. 
CHAPTER XLII. 



[1874 



AN ACT EST RELATION TO THE POWERS OF CITY COIHSTCILS, AND TO REPEAL 
SECTION EIGHT OF CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR OF THE GENERAL STATUTES. 



Section 
1. Section repealed. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Power of city SECTION 1. That section eight of chapter forty-four of the General 

change wards Statutes, giving power to the city councils of cities to revise and 

withcrawn. change the divisions of the city into wards, alter their boundaries 

and increase or diminish the number thereof, be, and the same is 

hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



Act takes effect 
on its passage. 



/ 



V^ 



CHAPTER XLIII. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE OFFICE OF SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTEUC. 
TION AND PRESCRIBE ITS DUTIES. 



Section 

1. Superintendent of public instruction, how 

appointed, and tenure of office. 

2. His duties defined. 

3. School committees to report to him, what 

and when. 



Section 

4. Penalty for neglect by committee. 

5. Superintendent's report, its distribution. 

6. His salary, expenses and office. 

7. Acts repealed. 

8. Act takes effect on its passage- 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Superintendent Section 1. The governor and council shall appoint a superintend- 
struct'ion? how ^nt of public instruction, who shall hold his office for the term of 
ternu-e (rfoffice^ ^^^ years, and shall have general supervision and control of the edu- 
cational interest of the state. 
Sect. 2. 



His duties de' 
fined. 



The superintendent of public instruction shall prescribe 
the form of register to be kept in the schools, and the form of blanks 
and inquiries for the return to be made by the school committee, 
and seasonably send the same to the clerks of the several towns and 
cities for the use of the several school committees therein ; and shall 
receive, preserve or distribute all state documents in regard to pub- 
lic schools or education, and receive and arrange in his office reports 
and returns of school committees; shall investigate the condition and 
efficiency of the system of popular education in this state ; shall pur- 
sue such a course for the purpose of awakening and guiding public 
sentiment in relation to the practical interest of education as may 
seem to him best and the nature of the duties of the office will per- 
mit ; and shall annually, on or before the third Wednesday in June, 



1874] Chapter XLIII. 303 

lay before the general court a printed report, containing such a con- 
cise abstract of the returns of the school committee as he may deem 
useful, a detailed report of his own doings and the condition and 
progress of popular education in the state, and such suggestions and 
recommendajtions in regard to improving the same as his information 
and judgment may dictate; and shall discharge such other duties as 
may be assigned him by law. 

Sect. 3. The school committee of each town shall, before the first ?*^'^°?^ commit- 

-1T7 11 r- A •■! 11 • 1 ' t /.-. tees to report to 

Wednesday oi April, annually transmit to the superintendent of pub- him, what and 
lie instruction a copy of the report by them presented to the town at 
its annual meeting, and answers, according to the forms provided, to 
all such questions as may be proposed by said superintendent of 
public instruction, relating to the appropriations of school money re- 
ceived, the studies pursued in the schools, the methods of instruction 
and discipline adopted, the condition of school-houses, and any other 
subject relating to schools. 

Sect. 4. The school committee of any town who shall neglect to Penalty for neg- 
make the return aforesaid, agreeably to the preceding section, shall tee. 
be fined not exceeding fifty dollars. 

Sect, 5. The superintendent of public instruction shall procure, supe"ntend- 

1 I'/'i r 1 1 r- -, ^"t's report, its 

under authority oi the secretary oi state, and at the expense oi the distribution, 
state, four hundred copies of the report to be printed, and lay them 
before the general court, to be disposed of at their discretion, one 
hundred copies for the purpose of exchange with other states and 
for distribution among the friends of education, and one additional 
copy for each town, ward, and incorporated place having ten legal 
voters. 

Sect. 6. The superintendent of public instruction shall receive an His salary, ex- 
annual salary of twelve hundred dollars in full for all the duties re- ^g"®®® '^^^ °^' 
quired by this act, amd such additional sum for postage, stationery, 
and office expenses as the governor and council may deem reason- 
able; and shall occupy as an office such portion of the state house as 
the governor and council may deem expedient. 

Sect. 7. Chapter 84 of the general statutes, constituting a board Acts repealed, 
of education, chapter 19 of the pamphlet laws of 1868, being an act 
relating to teachers' institutes, and all acts or parts of acts inconsist- 
ent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. on its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



304 Chaptees XLIV, XLY. [1874 

CHAPTER XLIV. 

AN ACT FOR PEOTECTION OF THE DUSTON MONTJINIENT AND STATUE. 

SECTION I Section 

1. Penalty for iujuriug monument andfence. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Person injur- SECTION 1. If any person shall wrongfully mutilate, deface or In- 
s"atiie^or"fencejure the monument and statue, or either of them, lately erected on 
Ene'of'^$5oo,ortl^G island at the mouth of Contoocook river in Boscawen, to corn- 
six months im- niemorate the heroic deed of Mrs. Hannah Duston and her associ- 
both. ates, and now owned by the state; or shall mutilate, deface, injure 

or remove any fence or structure about said monument, he shall be 
punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment not exceeding six months, or both. 
Act takes effect Sect. 3, This act shall take effect from and after its passage, 
on its passage. [-App,oved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XLV. 

AN ACT TO SEVER JOHN ROWELL AND OTHERS FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NUM. 
BER one in DEERFIELD ANTD annex THEM TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NIHVIBER 
THREE EST NOTTINGHAM. 

Section I Section 

1. Homesteads disannexed. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened, : 

Farms and in- SECTION 1. That the farms of John Rowell, Martha Cilley, John 
habitants of Maloon, Meshech Maloon and Phineas Smith, and so much of Col- 
nexedto Not- cord Wiiislow and Dudley and Anderson's farms as lie in Deerfield, 
schooUng. together Vvdth the inhabitants of said town living upon the same and 
their taxable property, shall be, and hereby are, severed from school 
district number one in said Deerfield and annexed to school district 
number three in the town of Nottingham, for the purpose of school- 
ing. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 

onitspassage. its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapter XLVI. 
CHAPTER XLVI. 



305 



AN ACT TO mCOEPORATE THE LO^VELL AND WINDHAM RAH,ROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation formed; its powers, rights 

anrl liabilities. 

2. May build a railroad; where. 

3. Capital stock; officers; road may be 

mortgaged and leased. 

4. Powers and duties of the directors. 



Section 
5. Corporation may make by-laws. 
C. First and second meetings, when and by 
whom called and what may be done. 

7. Act void, when. 

8. Act subject to amendment or repeal ; takes 

effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcprese7itatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That James A. "Weston, Cyrus H. Latham, Francis corporation 
Jewett, Daniel Marshall, William C. Harris, David Butler, Simeon j^^gijJt^'^'p^o'^'^ers 
D. York, Kichard B. Hillman, George S. Neal, John Gage, Moody «»^^'Jii=;]^yi\itie^ 
Hobbs, Asa D. Butler, John Woodbury, George PI. Currier, Charles 
Smith, their associates and successors, be, and they hereby are, made 
a body corporate by the name of the Lowell and Windham Railroad, 
with all the rights and privileges, liabilities and duties, by the laws 
of this state incident to railroad corporations, and necessary and 
proper to carry into effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized and empow-May build a 
ered to locate, build and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods gt^teime^nPei- 
in width, with necessary additions for cuttings, embankments and !j^™j^**'j..||j^o;*j 
depots, from any point on the line between the states of New Hamp- "^ wimUiam. 
shire and Massachusetts, aud between the towns of Pelham and Dra- 
cut, to any point in the town of Windham, in New Hampshire, and 
to connect with the Nashua and Rochester Railroad. 

Sect. 3 The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed capital stock 
the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, nor be less than the sum feiVto b'e*chos- 
of one hundred and fifty thousand, and may be divided into shares ^^^^^^J^^^^^Jl'^gg 
of not less than one hundred dollars each: and the immediate "»d, lease the 
government and direction of the affairs thereof shall be vested in 
not more than seven, nor less than three, directors, a majority of 
whom shall form a quorum for the transaction of business, and shall 
be chosen by ballot by the stockholders at their annual meeting, and 
shall hold their office for the term of one j^ear, and until others are 
chosen in their stead; said directors shall choose one of their num- 
ber for president, who shall also be president of the corporation. 
They shall appoint a clerk, who shall be sworn to perform the duties 
of his office, and a treasurer, who shall give a bond to the satisfac- 
tion of the directors, each of whom shall hold their office one year, 
or until others are appointed and qualified in their stead. A toll is 
hereby granted to the corporation for their benefit, on all passengers 
and property which may be transported on said road, at such rates 
as may be fixed upon by the directors in accordance with the laws of 
the state. The capital stock of said corporation may be increased 
by the directors from time to time, to such amount as may be required, 
not exceeding in the whole the sum of five hundred thousand 
dollars, and said corporation may issue its bonds or obligations se- 



road. 



306 Chapter XLVI. [1874 

cured by mortgage of its road, and at such rate of interest as may be 
determined by the corporation, to an amount not exceeding one half 
of its capital stock; and said corporation may lease its road to any 
railroad corporation in this state, for such time, and on such terms 
as may be deemed expedient by its directors. 
Powers of the Sect. 4, The president and directors for the time beins: are 

diTGctors 

authorized and empowered by themselves or their agents to exercise 
all the powers hereby granted to the corporation for the purpose of con- 
structing and completing their railroad, and for the purpose of trans- 
portation of persons, goods and merchandise thereon, and all such 
other powers and authority for the management of the affairs of the 
corporation, not heretofore granted, as may be necessary and proper 
to carry into effect the object of this grant, to purchase land, mate- 
rials, engines, cars, and depot buildings, and all other things necessa- 
ry for said road, in the name of the corporation; to make equal 
assessments from time to time on all the shares of said corporation, in 
the progress of the work, and direct the same to be paid to the 
treasurer, and the treasurer shall give notice of said assessments ; and 
if any subscriber shall neglect for sixty days after such notice to pay 
his assessments, the directors may order the treasurer to sell his 
share or shares at public auction, due notice thereof being given, to 
the highest bidder, and the same shall be transferred to the pur- 
chaser; and such delinquent subscriber shall be held accountable to 
the company for the balance, if his share or shares shall sell for less 
than the assessment or assessments due thereon, and interest and 
costs of sale; and such subscriber shall be entitled to the surplus, if 
there be any ; iirovided, no assessment shall be laid on any share for a 
greater amount than the original par value in the whole on each 
share; and if a greater amount of money shall be necessary to com- 
plete said road, it shall be raised by creating new shares. 
Corporation Sect. 5. Said Corporation shall have power to make, ordain and 

hw^s.^'^^ ^^' establish all such by-laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as they 
shall deem expedient and necessary to accomplish the designs and 
purposes, and to carry into effect the provisions of this act, not 
repugnant to the constitution and laws of this state. 
First meetin"-, Sect. 6. Any two of the grantees may call the first meeting of 
how called; ^r^\^ corporation by advertising the same in the Nashua Telegraph, 

may admit , i - ~ , . . " , 

associates, and printed at Nashua, two weeks, at which meeting associates may be 

when $iO 000 ^ . . . . 

subscriptions admitted, and subscription papers issued, and when twenty thousand 

other^^meetins dollars bona-fide subscription shall be obtained, the par value of the 

e^ect^^cers'^"*^^ ^^^^'^'^^ having been fixed upon at this meeting by the grantees, the 

*<5- said grantees shall call a meeting of said subscribers or stockholders, 

by publishing a notice of the same, two weeks, in the aforesaid 

Nashua Telegraph, at which meeting or any adjournment thereof, 

by-laws may be adopted, the number of directors fixed upon and 

chosen, and all other business transacted to carry into effect the 

object of this corporation. 

Act void unless Sect. 7. If Said corporation shall not have been organized, and 

$15,000 shall spent the sum of fifteen thousand dollars towards the construction of 

have been ex- ^ i ^ n ^ n i r -r k t\ i c^o i • 

pended Jan. 1, said road, before the first day or January, A. D. io7o, this act 
shall be void. 



1874] Chapters XLVII, XLVIII. 307 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage; and ^^'^^^J^bjec^' to 
the legislature may alter, amend or repeal the same at any time the repeal; takes ef- 

O *> ^ ^ *■ • IGCt OH Its pRfi- 

public good may require it. sage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XLVII. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE MANCHESTER AND LAWRENCE RAILROAD TO 
BUILD A BRANCH IN MANCHESTER. 

Authorized to build and lease a branch. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the Manchester and Lawrence Railroad be, and Line of track; 
hereby are, authorized to locate, construct and maintain, in accord- nect with other 
ance with existing laws, one or more branch tracks in Manchester, [g^g^^^^^ ™^^ ^® 
from some point on the line of the Manchester and Lawrence Rail- 
road southerly and westerly of the dwelling-house of C. W. Barker, 
Jr., extending in a northerly direction, and easterly of Pine street, 
to some convenient point southerly of Auburn street, with authority 
to cross and connect with the Concord and Portsmouth Railroad, and 
to lease such branch track to the Concord Railroad Corporation or 
the Concord and Portsmouth Railroad. And this act shall take ef- 
fect on its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XLVIIL 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO FINES AND FORFEITURES IMPOSED BY POLICE COURTS. 

Section | Section 

1. Fines in police courts to go to towns. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. All fines and forfeitures imposed by the police court Fines in police 

r ' . , . 1 11 1 T • 1 • courts to goto 

01 any city or town in this state shall belong to said city or town. towns. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. ^nits'passagef 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



508 



Chapters XLIX, L. 
CHAPTER XLIX. 



[1874 



AJS^ ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FORTY-TWO, SECTION ELEVEN, OF THE 

GENERAL STATUTES. 



Section 
1. Vacancies in city council to be filled by 
new election. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convetied : 

city^councii to SECTION 1. Ill case a vacaucy shall happen in the board of alder- 
be filled by new men or common council in any city in this state by death, resigna- 
tion or otherwise, the remaining members of such board shall call a 
new election in the ward in which such vacancy shall have occurred, 
to fill the same. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

takerefect on^^^'^^Y repealed, and this act shall take effect from its passage, 
its passage. [Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER L. 



AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF RUSSELL UPTON AND BENJAMIN 
F. EASTMAN FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER TEN IN WARREN, AND ^VNNEX 
THE SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER THREE IN SAID WAP^EN, FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Homestead disannexed. 

2. Tax of 1874 to go to district to which farm 

is annexed. 



Section 

S. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Homestead dis- SECTION 1. The homestead farm and taxable property thereon of 
annexed. Russell Upton and Benjamin F. Eastman is hereby severed from 

school district number ten in Warren and annexed to school district 
number three in said Warren. 
Tax of 1874 to Sect. 2. The school tax assessed April 1st, 1874, upon said home- 
whiSi^ firm is Stead farm and upon the personal estate and polls of said Upton and 
Eastman, shall be transferred and assigned to the use of said school 
district number three, and held and used by them for school pur- 
poses in the same manner as if said homestead farm had been a part 
of said school district number three when said tax was assessed. 
Acttakes efl'ect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
onus passage. J" Approved July 7, 1874.] 



annexed. 



1874] Chapters LI, LII. 309 

CHAPTER LI. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THAT TART OF THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF DUDLEY C. 
LITTLEFIELD LYING IN SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER ONE, IN THE TOWN OF 
GREENLAND, FROM SAID DISTRICT, AND TO ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTRICT 
NUJMBER TWO IN THE TOWN OF STRATHjV]\L 

Section I Section 

1. Part of homestead disannexed. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened : 

Section 1. That so much of the homestead farm of Dudley C. Lit- fteaddisaSx- 
tlefiekl as lies in school district number one in the town of Green- ed. 
land, with the inhabitants of said town living on the same, and their 
taxable property, shall be, and hereby is, disannexed from said school 
district number one in Greenland and annexed to district number two 
in the town of Stratham, for the purpose of schooling. 

Sect. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. o^nits^plLage*^* 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 




CHAPTER LII. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ENUMERATION OF CHILDREN IN CITIES AND 

TOWNS. 



Section 
1. Selectmen and assessors to annually take 
a census of children and report to school 
conunittee. 



Section 

2. School committee to state the number so 

reported in their annual report. 

3. Rei^ealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Cour^ 
convened: 

Section 1. The selectmen of each town, and the assessors of each afslssors^to^'^'^ 
city, shall annually, in the month of April, make an enumeration of pii^'^i^e'jf ° g^^ ^^ 
the children of each sex, between the ao;es of four and seventeen, in tween 4 and n 

. . ,., Till 1 .ri vears old, and 

their respective towns and cities, and shall make a report oi sucn report to school 
enumeration to the superintending school committee of their re-*^ ^ 
spective towns and cities within fifteen days after the completion of 
each enumeration. 

Sect. 2. The superintending school committee shall, in their an- 2];'^*^^^^ *^°"^" 
nual report, state the number of children so reported by the select- 
men or assessors, and the number of children of each sex between 
the ages of.five and fifteen that have not attended school. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^j^^g^^^ 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



310 



Chapteks LIII, LIV. 
CHAPTER LIII. 



[1874 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTEE TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS 
OF 1869, RELATING TO LOCKUPS. 



Section 
1. Selectmen to provide lockups, on petition. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on its 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Hotise of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Selectmen to 
provide lock- 
ups, on peti- 
tion. 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect 
its passage. 



Section 1. That chapter 25 of the pamphlet laws of 1869 be 
so amended as to read as follows: 

" That the selectmen of any town, upon petition of fifty or more 
legal voters of said town, shall provide a suitable lockup for the 
temporary detention of offenders." 

Sect. 2, All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 
on visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
and be in force from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LIV. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE TO 
BORROW MONEY FOR CERT^VIN PURPOSES. 



Section 
I. Asylum may borrow $15,000 and give its 
notes therefor. 



Section 

2. Trustees to provide for the payment of 

notes. 

3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Asylum may 
borrow $15,000, 
and its agent 
may give notes 
of the corpora- 
tion therefor. 



Trustees to pro- 
vide for pay- 
ment of notes 
from funds of 
asylum. 
Act takes effect 
on its passage. 



Section 1. That the New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane is 
hereby authorized to borrow such sums of money, not exceeding in 
all fifteen thousand dollars, as the committee appointed by the trus- 
tees at their late annual meeting, for that purpose, may think proper, 
for defraying the expense of erecting and furnishing an addition to 
its buildings, for the accommodation of patients. And the financial 
agent of said corporation is authorized to give such notes of the cor- 
poration for the sums so borrowed as said committee may approve. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the trustees to provide for the 
payments of said notes, when payments of the same are made, from 
the funds and assets of said corporation. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapter LXV. 
CHAPTER LV. 



311 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE TOWNS TO RE-ESTABLISH SCHOOL DISTRICTS WITHIN 
THEIR LIMITS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 

1. Towns having abolished school districts 

may re-establish them. 

2. School district property divided, how, in 

towns that abolished districts. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage, but money 
raised by board of education to be ex- 
pended under act of 1870. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Any town which has adopted the provisions of the J,°^]J^,,j^g^^^(j^ 

act of July 2, 1870, entitled, " An act enablinsf towns to abolish districts may re- 
.•'.'. ' . Ml 1 1 T 1 • 1 1 IT estabhshthem. 

school districts in certain cases, thereby abolishing the school dis- 
tricts in such town, may, at any meeting called for the purpose with- 
in two years from the passage of this act, by a vote of two-thirds of 
the legal voters present and voting therein, re-establish school dis- 
tricts in such town, with all the rights and powers and subject to the 
same liabilities as school districts in other towns. 

Sect. 2. When any town shall vote to re-establish school districts when so re-es- 

• 1..,.. ,, .. n ^ • 111 IT- tablish'd school 

withm its limits under the provisions oi this act, all school district district proper- 
property appraised and taken under the provisions of the aforesaid and^pai^d'ior at 
act of July 2, 1870, which is still in possession of the town and vaiue'^or'the 
used for public school purposes, may forthwith the re-appraised un- Property may 

, , ,f . r 1 1 1 1 1 1- • 1 '^e divided as 

der the direction oi the town and restored to the several districts, and agreed upon at 
at the next annual assessment thereafter a tax shall be assessed and ' "* 

paid into the treasury of the town, upon each district, equal to the 
amount of the appraised value of the property thus restored to said 
district; or the public school property may be divided among the sev- 
eral districts and adjusted in any other manner agreed upon by the 
town at a legal meeting ; provided that nothing in this act shall be 
construed to require an appraisal of school property in towns where 
the school district property has not been taken, appraised, and the 
value thereof remitted to the tax paysrs of the several districts as 
provided under the act of July 2, 1870. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage; but no vote of^^^t takes effect 
any town re-establishing school districts therein shall operate to pi'e-j^"tj*j passage, 

vent the expenditure of school money already raised and appropriated raised underact 
. . . . oi 1870 to be ex- 

by the board of education of the town appointed under the provisions peudcd. 

of the act of July 2, 1870. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



3U Chapters LVI, LVII. [1874 

CHAPTER LVI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO, CHAPTER EIGHTY-TWO, OF THE 
GENERAX, STATUTES, RELATING TO HIGH SCHOOLS. 

Section I Section 

1. Majority vote may establish liigh school. I 2. Repealing clause. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Town, by a ma- SECTION 1. That section second of chapter eisrhty-two of the Gen- 

jonty vote, may in- • • r- • 

establish a high eral Statutes be amended by insertino; in the first line thereof, after 
school. •^ o ■' ^ 

the word "by" and before the word "vote," the words " a major." 

Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

clause. 11 IT 

hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF " AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP AN ACT TO INCORPO- 
RATE THE EXETER RAILWAY," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1868, AND OF "AN ACT 
RELATING TO THE EXETER RjULWAY," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1869, PASSED 
JUNE SESSION, 1870. 



Section 
1. Said corporation may mortgage its prop- 
erty, when. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Act takes efl'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Cowl convened : 

May mortgage SECTION 1. The Exeter and Sa,lisbury Railway is hereby authorized 

vrhen^*^ *2oo 000 ^^^ empowered to execute a mortgage on its franchise and other 

has been sub property to an amount not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars 

pended on the )$300,000), and to issue bonds on the same for a like amount, payable 

in twenty years from their date, whenever there shall have been two 

hundred thousand dollars of its capital stock subscribed, actually paid 

in, and expended toward the construction of said railway. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

Repeabng , . , , '■ 

clause. hereby repeaied. 

Act takes effect SecT. o. This act shall take effect from its passage, 
on its passage. [Approved July 7, 1874.] 



1874] Chapter LVIII, LIX. 313 

CHAPTER LVIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO, CHAPTER TWO, PAJMPHLET LAWS 

or 1871. 



SKCTION 

1. Notices required by act of 1871, by whom 
furnished aud paid for. 



Section 
•2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Se it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. Section two of chapter two of the pamphlet laws of ^'"ticesrequir'd 

1 r ■^^ rrii ^^' "'" I8<1, 

1871 shall be so amended as to read as follows: " Ihe school com- by whom fur- 

r. , 1,11 ^ c A ^- -iT nishcd and paid 

mittee or every town, and the board oi education or superintending tor. 
committee of every district, shall supply the prudential committee 
of every district with the notices provided by this act, and it shall be 
the duty of said prudential committee to post and keep posted such 
notices, not exceeding three, in the most public places in such dis- 
trict, and the necessary expense of procuring such notices shall be 
paid by the town or district whose committee incur the same." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. o^uit3*passage^* 

[Approved July 7, 1874 ] 



CHAPTER LIX. 

AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN TRACTS OF LAND FROM DISTRICT NUJIBER EIGHT 
IN WOLFEBOROUGH AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 
FIVE ESf THE TOWN OF OSSIPEE, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sectiox 
1. Homesteads iu AVolfeborough annexed to 
Ossipee. 



Sectiox 
2. Act takes eflect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That the homestead farm of Samuel Wyatt, the home- several farms 
stead farm of the late John Bickford, fifty acres of land owned byiand in Woife- 
James Nute, called the Haley lot, about forty acres of land owned ed^'to^OsgJpee 
by Charles F. Wiggin, formerly owned by Richard Beacham, Jr., de- p^^ggg';^^''^ ^"^■' 
ceased, and land owned by Moses B. Beacham, containing about 
twenty-five acres, being part of the homestead farm of the late Rich- 
ard Beacham, be severed from school district number eight, in the 
town of Wolfeborough, and annexed to school district number five, 
in the town of Ossipee, for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efiect on its passage. Acttakes effect 

^ o on its passaee. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] ^ ^ 



314 



Chapter LX. 
CHAPTER LX. 



[1874 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS TO REIMBURSE THEIR CITIZENS IN CERTAIN 

CASES. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Section 
I. Towns may repay to those who furnished 
substitutes or paid commutation the 
amount they paid more than they have 
received back; votes to that efl'ect rati- 
fied. 



Be it enucted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Towns mar re- SECTION 1. Any town, at any annual meeting duly notified and 
who furnis\?ld liolden, an article being inserted in the warrant, for that purpose, 
paiif eommut*a- TO^y by vote raise and appropriate, or borrow and appropriate, money 
tiievmid more^° reimburse and repay to any persons who, whether drafted or not, 
than they have during the recent civil war, furnished substitutes in the military ser- 
vice of the United States as part of the quota of such town, or who 
paid commutation money instead of military service, as part of the 
quota of such town, such sums of money as were paid by such per- 
sons for said purposes more than they have received from such town, 
or the state, or United States, and any vote heretofore passed by any 
Jmt^efl^cfhere" town at any annual meeting duly notified and holden, an article be- 
tofore, ratified, jj^g inserted in the warrant for the purpose, to reimburse or repay 
to such persons such sums of money as were paid by them for said 
purposes more than they have received from such town, or the state, 
or United States, is hereby ratified and confirmed, and made legal 
and binding upon such town and the authoi'ities thereof; provided, 
Town to have howover, that no town that has voted or shall vote to reimburse or 
state '^fOT "uch repay the sums paid by any persons for the purposes aforesaid, shall 
ment's!"^^ hereafter have or make any claim upon the state to reimburse such 
town for the sums that such town may pay to such persons in ac- 
cordance with such vote. 
Act takes eflfect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

on its passage. [-^pp^.^^^^ j^ly 7^ 1874.] 



1874] Chapter LXI. 315 

CHAPTER LXI. 

AN ACT TO RATIFY CERTAIN VOTES OF THE TO^TN OF CHICHESTER IN RELA- 
TION TO A FUND FOR THE ERECTION OF A HIGH SCHOOL HOUSE AND THE 
SUPPORT OF A HIGH SCHOOL, 



Section 
1. Town authorized to borrow money for 
high school ; may ratify former votes. 



Section 
2. Act takes eflfcct when adopted by town. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. The town of Chichester is hereby authorized to bor- to«ti may bor. 
row on the credit of said town the sura of five thousand dollars for J^"J[j scuooi/so 
the purpose of erecting a hisfh school house and providlnaf a fund for''^8/.<'S6,?"''e'io- 

^i »o. '^ 11-1 nation Sam'l P, 

the support or a high school m said town, so as to enable said towuLanymaid. 
to secure the donation of five thousand dollars offered to said town 
by Samuel P. Langmaid as a fund for the support of a high school 
therein ; and said town of Chichester is hereby authorized and em- 
powered, at any duly called and legally holden meeting, to ratify and 
confirm the votes passed by said town at a legal meeting holden on Former votes 
the eighteenth day of November, 18T3, in regard to raising and bor-"''^^^^^''^''"^^*^* 
rowing a sum of five thousand dollars, and appropriating fifteen 
hundred dollars thereof for the erection of a high school house, and 
the residue as a permanent fund for the support of a high school, 
and all other votes of said town on that subject passed at said meet- 
ing, and all such votes of said town, when so ratified and confirmed, AUformervotes 

ini Ti Ti'T •^ 11 ^'1 ,on the subject 

shall be valid and binding on said town, and the notes oi the select- to be valid when 
men of said Chichester, given for money borrowed in conformity with ^'^ 
the votes so ratified and confirmed, shall be valid and binding upon 
said town. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect when the legal voters of said Act takes effect 
Chichester at any legal meeting shall adopt the same. by town.'^*'^'**^ 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



316 Chapters LXII, LXIII. [1874 

CHAPTER LXII. 

AN ACT TO SEVER A TRACT OF LAND FROM THE TOWN OF SULLIVAN AND 
ANNEX THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF GILSUM. 

Section i Section 

1. Land in Sullivan annexed to Gilsnm. | 2. Act takes effect upon its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Land in Suiii- SECTION 1. That SO mucli of the territory of the town of Sullivan 

GiSum!'^''^^ ''as is described and bounded as follows, to-wit: Beginning at the 

north-west corner of the town of Sullivan, thence south eighty-seven 

degrees, east seventy rods to a stake and stones on the east bank of 

the Ashuelot river, thence by the east and south bank of said river 

eiffhtv-seven rods to a hemlock tree marked, on the west line of Sul- 

livan, thence north three degrees, east fifteen rods to the place of 

beginning, is hereby severed from said town of Sullivan and annexed 

to said town of Gilsum. 

Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
on its passage. ^ . jTi'viQ'Yfn 

[Approved July 7, 1874.J 



CHAPTER LXIII. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE TENTH SECTION OF CHAPTER TWO OF THE GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES, ENTITLED "OF APPLICATIONS TO THE LEGISLATURE," AND 
TO PREVENT THE FRAUDULENT OCCUPATION OF SEATS IN THE HOUSE OF 
R EPR E SENT ATI VE S . 

Illegal occupation of a seat in the house j)unished. Penalty of to'mi for illegally electing. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Illegal occupa- SECTION 1. If any person shall presume to attend any session of 
punisiied'\y*^'^* ^^^ legislature and to vote therein as a representative from any town 
line or impris- qj- cx'vj , knowing that, by reason of the want of the requisite number 
of ratable polls in said town, or in the ward of the city which he 
represents, he is not lawfully entitled to a seat in the house of repre- 
sentatives, or knowing that he was not legally elected a representative 
of such town or Avard of a city, he shall be punished by a fine not 
exceeding two thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding 
$1000 forSue- two years. In case any town or the ward of any city in this state 
gaUy electing. ^^ elect and send to the general court a representative when not 
legally entitled to do so, or when there are not ratable polls in num- 
ber sufficient to authorize the electing and sending a representative, 
such town, or the city in which such ward is situated shall forfeit and 
pay a fine of one thousand dollars, to be recovered by indictment for 
the use and benefit of the county in which such town or city is situated. 
[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters LXIV, LXV. 317 

CHAPTER LXIV. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION ONE OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY- 
TAVO OF THE LAWS OF 1869, RELATING TO THE PROTECTION OF FISH IN BART- 
LETT'S POND IN BATH. 

Repeal of prohibition of fishing. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the first section of the one hundred and twenty- Repeal of m-o- 
second chapter of the Liavs of the year one thousand eight hundred ing!^^°° ^^ 
and sixty-nine, entitled " An act for the protection of fish in Bart- 
lett's Pond in Bath," be and the same is hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXV. 

AN ACT TO UNITE SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER SIX, PARTLY IN DURHjUI AND 
PARTLY IN NEWIVIARKET, TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUIiIBER ONE IN NEW- 
jMAKIiET. 



Section 
1. School clisti'icts united. 



Section 

2. Act takes effect on its passage ; repealing 
clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. School district called and known as district number school districts 
six, lying partly in Newmarket and partly in Durham, is hereby an- ^°'^®'^- 
nexed to and made a part of school district number one in said New- 
market, for school purposes. 

vSect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after its Act takes effect 
passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act arcrepeaimy^''^^' 
hereby repealed. clause. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



318 



Chapters LXVI, LXVIL 
CHAPTER LXVI. 



[1874 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO OF THE LAWS 

OF 1869. 



Section 

1. Encampments and parades of militia sus- 
pended. 



Section 
2. Act takes efifect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convetied : 

Encampments SECTION 1. The provisions of chapter twenty-two of the laws of 

and parades of 1869, suspendinc^ the operation of all acts and parts of acts then in 
militia sua- „ '^, . '-' ■^, „,-^. .,.. , 

pended. lorce requiring an annual encampment oi the active militia, and an- 

nual parades of the military companies in the month of May, and on 
one other day previous to the annual encampment, and providing for 
any payments of money for or on account of the performance of any 
duties with reference to said encampments and parades, are hereby 
extended for the term of five years from and after the first dav of 
July, 18T4. 
Act takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage, 
on Its passage. J" Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXVIL 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION SIX OF CHAPTER EIGHTY-NINE OF THE 
GENERAL STATUTES, IN RELATION TO UNIFORMS, ARMS AND EQUIPMENTS, 
ORDINANCE AND GUN-HOUSES OF THE MILITIA. 



Section 
1. Rent of armories and gun-houses limited. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause; act takes effect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Rent of armo 
ries and gun 



Section 1. The necessary expense for the rent of an armory for 
houseTiimited. each volunteer company of infantry, not exceeding one hundred dol- 
lars a year, and for an armory and gun-house of each company of ar- 
tillery, or section of a battery, not exceediiig one hundred and fifty 
dollars a year, shall be allowed by the governor and paid on his order, 
by the adjutant-general, to the commander of such company. 

Sect. 2. Section six of the eighty-ninth chapter of the General 
an Statutes is hereby repealed ; and this act shall take effect from its 
passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
take effect 
its passage. 



1874] 



Chapters LXVIII, LXIX. 
CHAPTER LXVIII. 



319 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-ONE OF 
THE GENERAL STATUTES, IN RELATION TO THE SALARIES AND COMPENSA- 
TION OF CERTAIN OFFICERS. 



Section 

1. Salary of state treasurer. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 

3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. The annual salary of the state treasurer shall be ^.^^^'■y °^' state 

•1 1 11111 I'lini • n x^ r • ii treasurer. 

eighteen hunclred dollars, which shall be m tuU lor services, clerk 
hire, and all allowances of every description, in the discharge of the 
duties of the office. 

Sect. 2, Sections four and seventeen of chapter two hundred and Repealing- 
seventy-one of the General Statutes, fixing the salary of the state 
treasurer, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after on i^'^'^IL^*^'^* 
its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXIX. 



K 



AN ACT RELATING TO HIGH SCHOOLS. 



Section 

1. Town or school district may contract 
M'ith academy. 



SECTION 

2. Repealiug clause. 

3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. Any town or school district in this state is hereby auth- J."^ o^" school 
orlzed and empowered to conclude such business arrangement through conti-act with 
its special committee, with the trustees of any academy, seminary or '^°'^' ^™^' 
other literary institution situated within the limits of the town, as 
said district or town may approve by a two -third vote of the legal 
voters present and voting at any legal meeting, due notice having 
been given ; and the school money of said town or district may be 
used to carry out such contract. In case one of the contracting j^ar- 
ties shall be a school district or union school district, then the consent 
in writing of the school committee of the town shall be required be- 
fore such agreement shall be in force. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repeaiin, 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



clause. 



Act takes effect 
on its passage. 



320 



Chapter LXX. 
CHAPTER LXX. 



[1874 



AN ACT GIVING ADDITIONAL POWERS TO THE FISH COJEMISSIOXERS, AND FOR 
THE BETTER PROTECTION OF TROUT AND SUCH OTHER FISH AS HAVE BEEN 
INTRODUCED INTO THE INL^i^>"D WATERS OF THIS STATE. 



Section 

1. Fish wardens to be appointed, ■where. 

2. Duty of fish wardens. 

3. Owners of boats to have them recorded by 

town clerk. 



Sectiox 

4. Wardens to have warrants and to be 

sworn. 

5. Fee for recording boat. 

6. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy tlie Senate and House of Hei^resentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Duty of fish 
wardens. 



clerk. 



Fish wardens SECTION 1. It shall be the duty of the fish commissioners of this 
where?^°^°^ 'state to appoint one or more fish wardens in each town, bordering 
upon any body of water in which trout or other fish are prohibited 
from being taken during any specified times, whenever such wardens 
have not been elected in said towns, the said wardens to hold their 
said apiDointments until said towns shall choose such wardens or dur- 
ing the pleasure of said commissioners. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of said wardens to observe and make 
complaint before some justice of the peace of all infringements of 
laws made for the preservation of fish, and all fines that may be re- 
ceived from persons complained of by said wardens shall be paid to 
the complainant in each case. 
Ownersofboats Sect. 3. Every person who maybe the owner of any boat or boats 
conieii by*^towu which may be used for fishing by night for the purpose of spearing 
any of the fish protected therefrom by law, shall cause a record to be 
made with the clerk of the town in which he may reside that he is 
the owner of such boat or boats, and in default thereof, upon convic- 
tion, pay a fine of ten dollars for each and every such neglect, and it 
shall be the duty of the wardens as aforesaid to make complaint for 
all such known default to so record as aforesaid, and the fine or fines 
as shall be imposed shall be paid to the complainant warden. 

Sect. 4. The said wardens so appointed by this act shall receive a 
warrant from said commissioners, and shall be sworn to the faithful per- 
formance of their duty in the same manner as warrant officers of a 
town. 

Sect. 5. The fee of the town clerk for recording the name of any 
owner of a boat or boats shall be the sum of twenty-five cents, and 
no more. 

Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby 
repealed. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



Wardens to 
have warrants 
and to be 
sworn. 



Fee for record- 
ing boat. 



Repealin 
clause. 



1874] 



Chapter LXXI, 
CHAPTER LXXI. 



321 



AN ACT FOR THE BETTER TKOTECTION OF SAVINGS BANKS AND SAVINGS BANK 

DEPOSITORS. 



Section 

1. Trustees to examine bank, and repoi't to 

bank commissiouers ; report to be pub- 
lished. 

2. When bank is kept with national bank, the 

treasurer to procui-e ccrtilicate of direc- 
tors that they examined national bank at 
same time. 

3. Neglect of treasurer, proceedings in case 

of. 

4. Penalty for embezzlement or false entry 

by officer of savings bank. 

5. Guaranty fund to be created. 

6. Rate of interest and dividend fixed. 

7. Funds and ijroperty to be kept separate 

from assets of other banks or individuals. 



Section 

8. Stocks held as collateral to be reported to 

town where owner resides. 

9. Deposits not to be invested in railwa)' or 

manufacturing stock. 

10. Wlien assets are less than deposits a 

judge and the bank commissioners on 
petition of the trustees to divide loss 
among depositors. 

11. When assets fall below ninety per cent, of 

deposits proceedings to be taken without 
petition. 

12. Repealing clause. 

13. Act takes effect on its passage- 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Section 1. The trustees of the savings banks in the state shall Tmstees to ex- 
make a thorough examination of the affairs of their respective banks an!}" rep^o^-^' to 
once in every six months, and banks having an average deposit ex- g^Jjj'^j.g?*'™™'^^ 
ceeding the full sum of five hundred thousand dollars, every Janu- '« be published, 
ary, April, July and October, and a report of such examination, 
signed by a committee of the trustees, be returned to the bank com- 
missioners, and a copy of said report shall be published by the bank 
in a newspaper in the place where such bank is established ; or, if 
there be no newspaper at such place, then in a newspaper published 
at the nearest place thereto. 

Sect. 2. Where a savings bank is operated and kept in the same when bank is 
office Avith a national bank, the treasurer of said savings bank shall ^y^uaibauk, the 
procure, upon the semi-annual or quarterly report, a certificate, made JfTOcm-e^ertifl- 
under oath by a committee of the directors of the national bank, that cate of direct- 

1 , 111 • ^ 1 • • f.ors that tliev 

they, upon the same day and at tlie same time oi the examination oi examined na"- 
the savings bank, required by the preceding section, did make an ex- sa'me time, 
amination of the aiFairs and securities of the national bank, and found 
them to be correct. 

Sect. 3. In case the treasurer of anv savins^s bank shall nesflect, ^'egiect of 

r- .-[ r ii • T (••11 -n --111 ti-eaasui-er,pi 

tor the space ot thirty days, to lurnish the certificate required by theceedingsinca 
preceding section, it shall be the duty of the bank commissioners, by ^'^^ 
a notice in writing duly served, to require such treasurer to appear 
before them, at a time and place to be specified in said notice, and 
show cause why such neglect has happened. If no sufficient cause 
be shown, or if, such cause being shown, such treasurer shall fail to 
furnish such certificate within a time to be fixed by the commission- 
ers, it shall be their duty to proceed immediately and remove "the 
savings bank from the office of the national bank, and if such treas- 
urer is also cashier of such national bank, to remove him from his 
office as treasurer ; all which said commissioners are hereby fully 
authorized and empowered to do. 



pro- 
case 



322 Chapter LXXI. [1874 

Penalty for em- Sect. 4. Any officer of any savings bank in this state who shall 
ftfise^^entry by ©nibezzle, abstract or wilfully misapply any of the moneys, funds or 
P^cer ot sav- credits of the bank, or shall make any false entry in any book, report 
or statement of the bank, with intent in either case to injure or de- 
fraud the bank, or any company, body politic or corporate, or any 
individual person, or to deceive any officer of the bank, or any com- 
mittee or examiner, appointed to examine the affairs of any such 
bank, shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction 
thereof, shall be punished by fine not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars ($20,000), or by imprisonment not exceeding ten years. 
Guaranty fund Sect. 5. Every savings bank shall annually pass to the credit of a 
to be created, guaranty fund, a sum equal to ten per cent, of its net earnings for 
the year, until such guaranty fund shall amount to a sum equal to five 
per cent, of its actual deposits. 
Rate of interest Sect. 6. Savings banks shall not pay their depositors interest at a 
aucuiividend greater rate than five (5) per cent, annually, but may divide any un- 
impaired surplus that may have accrued every two (2) years, and 
shall do so every five (5) years ; and whenever any savings bank 
shall have an unimpaired guaranty fund, as required in section five, 
it may divide its net gains annually. 
Funds and Sect. 7. Savings banks in this state may deposit funds in national 

property to be banks in oQod credit and unimpaired capital, the same as any deposi- 
from assets oftor; but all coin, bills, notes, bonds, securities and evidences of debt, 
iudividuaisf ^^ Comprising the assets of said savings bank, shall be kept separate and 
apart from the assets or property of any other bank, banker, corpo- 
ration, partnership, individual or firm, and bank officers failing to 
comply with the provisions of this section shall be liable to be re- 
moved by the bank commissioners, as provided in section three. 
stocks held as Sect. 8. All stocks subject to taxation in this state, standing in the 
couaterai to be name of any savings bank, but held as collateral security, shall be 

reported to ,.-',.'--', , , i i i 

town where reported With its owner s name by the treasurer, under oath, to the 
assessors of the town where its owner resides, if within this state, 
otherwise to the town where the corporation is lox^ated. 
Deposits not to Sect. 9. No savings bank shall hereafter invest any part of its de- 
be invested, &e. posits in the stock of any railway or manufacturing corporation. 

Sect. 10. Whenever the assets of any savings bank shall be re- 
areiess'thtiude- duced ill value below the total amount of deposits, any judge of the 
and%fe "'bank Supreme or superior court, in connection with the bank commission- 
on'^^petttion^^of®-'^^^' shall, on the written petition of a majonty of the trustees or 
the trustees to directors, reduce the deposit account of each depositor, so as to di- 
among deposi- vide sucli loss equitably amongst the depositors; provided, however, 
if the bank shall afterwards realize from the assets a greater amount 
than that fixed upon by the judge and bank commissioners, the 
amount so realized shall be equitably divided and credited to the ac- 
counts of the depositors which had been thus reduced, but to the 
extent only of such reduction. 
When assets Sect. 11. Whenever it appears to the bank commissioners that the 
fall below nin£- assets of any savings bank are reduced below ninety per cent, of the 
deposits pro- deposits, it shall be the duty of said commissioners, in connection 
taken without with a judge of the supreme or superior court, of their own motion, 
petition. J.Q pi-oceed as provided in section ten. 



1874] Chapters LXII, LXXIII. 323 

Sect. 12. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act areg«P«^"°e 
hereby repealed. 

SecT. 13. This act shall take effect from its passage. onlSs^a^e' 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXXII. 



AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN TERRITORY FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER 
FOURTEEN IN THE TOWN OF CANAAN, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTRICT 
NUMBER NINE IN THE TOWN OF :^FIELD, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 
1. Territory in Canaan annexed to Enfield 
for schooling. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. That the homestead farm of the Moses W. Emerson Tenitory in ca- 
estate, a tract adjoining belonging to Thomas B. Morgan, to ' Enfleid for 
and the farm of Joseph J. Follansbee, adjoining the same, be, and the ^°^*'°^"®" 
same are hereby, severed from school district number fourteen in 
Canaan, and annexed to school district number nine in Enfield, for 
school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. onits'passage^* 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXXIII. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT AJ!^D COLLECTION OF A STATE TAX. 
State tax of $400,000 ordered, payable December 1, 1875. 

Be it enacted hy tJie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The sum of four hundred thousand dollars shall be ^^^^^^^^^ ^^^ig^.. 
raised for the use of the state, and shall be assessed, collected aii^ |^e'(?i^f87| 
paid into the treasury on or before the first day of December, in the 
year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five ; and 
the state treasurer is hereby directed seasonably to issue his warrant 
to the selectmen of the several towns and places, and to the assessors 
of the several cities in this state, according to the apportionment of 
public taxes made June session, one thousand eight hundred and 
seventy-two ; and the selectmen of such towns and places, and the 
assessors of such cities, are hereby rec[uired to assess the sums speci- 



^^4 Chapter LXXIV. 



[1874 



fied in said warrant, and cause the same to be paid to said treas- 
urer on or before the first day of December, in the year of our Lord 
one thousand eight hundred and seventy-five ; and the state treasurer 
IS hereby authorized to issue his extents for all the taxes which shall 
then remain unpaid. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXXIV. 

AN ACT m REFERENCE TO THE BONDS 0*F THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Sectiox 

1. Bonds may be returned to ti-easurer and 

registered. 

2. Coupons to be removed and interest to be 

paid on order of registered bolder. 



Section 
3. Registered bonds maybe transferred by 
endorsement, or by wi-iting filed with 
treasurer, to take effect when registered. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hovse of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Bonds may be SECTION 1. That any holder of one or more of the coupon bonds 
returned to , p • -, •, -, p -k-t -r-r i • 

treasurer and heretoiore issued by the state of New Hampshire, may return the 
same to the state treasurer, whose duty it shall be to cause such bonds 
to be registered in the office of the state treasurer in suitable books 
prepared for that purpose. 

Coupons to be Sect. 2. The state treasurer shall remove the coupons from such 

removed and ^ . iSniiii 

interest to be bonds and Cancel the same, and the interest on such bonds shall be 
registered hold- payable Oil the written order of the holder of the same as registered 
in the office of the state treasurer or of that of his legal attorney, at 
the end of each six months from the date thereof, 
bonds'^ma b Sect. 3. Such boiids shall be transferred by writing indorsed on 
transferred by the back of such boiid, siafued by the party transferrins: the same or his 

endorsement or 1 i^, i .9 . •' ^ .^ •'^ ,9 r-ii 

by writing filed legal attorney, or by writing signed by such party or his attorney, tiled 
to\ake^effect^^'i^i the office of the state treasurer; and such transfer shall take effect 
when register- Q^ly when such transfer shall have been duly registered on the books 
kept in the office of the state treasurer. 
[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters LXXV, LXXVI. 325 

CHAPTER LXXV. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TBIES AND PLACES OF HOLDING THE PROBATE 
COUIITS IN THE COUNTY OF C^UtllOLL. 



SECTION 

1. Times and places of holding courts chang- 

ed. 

2. All matters in said courts to be heard at 

new times and places. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause. 
i. Act takes eflect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate a7id House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Courts of probate shall be holden annually for, the ?'/™|^ '');JJ.'*jjqj^_ 
county of Carroll at the times and places followinor : At Conway on i"ff courts 
the first Tuesday of January, May and September; at West Ossipee 
on the first Tuesday of February, June and October ; at Ossipee 
Corner on the first Tuesday of March, July and November ; at 
Wolfeborough Junction on the first Tuesday of April, August and 
December. 

Sect. 2. All matters now pending in said courts, and returnable at aii matters in 
Tam worth, shill be heard at West Ossipee, and all at Wolfeborough be Va*iNi at new 
at Wolfeborough Junction. l^lf^ 

Sect. 3. Section one of chapter forty-six of the pamphlet laws ofRepeaUng 

eighteen hundred and seventy-two is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage. Act takes effect 

i- o on itspassasre. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] ^ ^ 



CHAPTER LXXVI. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE REFORM SCHOOL. 



Section 
1. Aiding escape, harboring, or employing 
planished. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Se it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. If any person shall in any manner aid or abet any boy Aiding escape, 
or girl held in the reform school by legal authority to escape there- emptying puxi^ 
from, or shall conceal, harbor or knowingly employ any such boy or i^hed. 
girl committed to the reform school, and not discharged therefrom, 
the person so offending shall on conviction thereof pay a fine not ex- 
ceeding one hundred dollars, or shall be imprisoned in the common 
jail for a term not exceeding thirty days. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] on its passage. 



326 Chapters LXXVII, LXXVIII. [1874 

CHAPTER LXXVII. 

AN ACT EST AJEENDMENT OF CHAPTER FIFTY-TWO OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 
1873, RELATEJ^G TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF STATE PUBLICATIONS. 

Section I Section 

1. Publications furnished to libraries. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

furnii*ifed°to U- SECTION 1. That section one of chapter fifty-two of the pamphlet 
brarjes. laws of 1873 he so amended as to reqiure the secretary of state to 

send to the library associations therein referred to one copy of the laws, 
one copy of the journals of the senate and house, and one copy of each 
of the annual reports of state officers, and no other publications. 
onltsvalBage^ Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 
[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXXVIII. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO COURTS IN BELKNAP COUNTY. 



Section 
1. AU terms to be held in Laconia, and rec- 
ords kept there. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



£e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

All terms to be SECTION 1. That all terms of court for the county of Belknap shall 

held in Laco- r i ^ ^ t ' t •• • iin-» 

nia.and records hereaiter be held in Laconia, in said county, and that all writs, peti- 
tions, appeals, recognizances, and all other processes now made or 
pending and returnable at Gilford, shall be returnable at the 
courts hereby provided to be held at Laconia, and all records now by 
law kept at said Gilford, shall hereafter be kept at said Laconia. 

Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions 

of this act are hereby repealed. 

^„*^i*i^^oLt^f * Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
itspassage. j-^^^^^^^^ j^j^ g^ ^g^^^ 



1874] 



Chapters LXXIX, LXXX. 
CHAPTER LXXIX. 



327 



AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEADS OF TIIOINIAS M. NELSON AND WILLIS A. 
SMITH FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NUftlBER SEVEN IN BATH, AND ANNEX THE 
SAJNIE TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER ONE IN MONROE. 

Section I Section 

1. Homesteads in Bath annexed to Monroe. • 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The homesteads of Thomas M. Nelson and Willis A. Homesteads in 

Smith of Bath, and the taxable property thereon, are hereby severed to' Monroe. 

from school district number seven in Bath, and annexed to school 

district number one in Monroe, for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passaere. Act takes effect 

i^ o on its passaerCa 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] ^ ^ 



CHAPTER LXXX. 



AN ACT TO PROTECT SMELTS IN MEASLEY POND IN MEREDITH, IN GREAT SQUAJM 
IjAKE, and in all STREAMS FLOWING INTO SAID WATERS, AND IN ALL 
THE TRIBUTARIES OF THE WINNIPISSEOGEE RIVER, AND THE LAKES THROUGH 
WHICH SAID RIVER FLOWS AND TAIiES ITS RISE. 



Section 

1. Smelts protected. 

2. Penalty for violation of this act. 



Section 

3. Complainant to receive fine. 

4. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. No person or persons shall take, in any manner, nor atsmeits protect- 
any season of the year, any of the fish known as smelts, in any of *'^^' 
the streams flowing into Measley pond, in the town of Meredith, or 
into Great Squam Lake, nor in any of the tributaries of Lake Win- 
nipisseogee, or the lakes through which the river Winnipisseogee 
flows, for manurial purposes, but only for human food. 

Sect. 2. Any person convicted of a violation of this act shall bepg^^ityforvio- 
fined not less than twenty-five dollars, or sentenced for a time not J^^'^o^^of'^'^s 
less than sixty days in the common jail for each offence. 

Sect. 3. The complainant in any case under this act, shall be en- complainant to 
titled [to], and shall receive the fine or fines paid by the person by "^^"^^i^® ^"®- 
him complained of. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby j^g g^u^g 
repealed. clause. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



328 



Chapters LXXXI, LXXXII. 
CHAPTER LXXXI. 



[1874 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION FOUR, CHAPTER THIRTY.SEVEN, OF THE 
LAWS PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1873, IN RELATION TO THE PROPORTION OP 
PUBLIC TASES REQUIRED TO BE PAH) BY THE TOWN OF MEREDITH. 



Sectioit 

1. Meredith's proportion of public taxes. 

2. State and county treasurers to abate por- 

tion of tax of 1874. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Meredith's por- SECTION 1. That sectioii f OUT of chapter thirty-seven of the laws 
taTto^be^^s^go! Passed June session, 1873, be amended by striking out the words 
" four dollars and forty-two," occurring in the third line, and insert- 
ing in the place thereof the words " three dollars and ninety," so 
that it shall read " the proportion which the town of Meredith shall 
pay shall be three dollars and ninety cents." 
state and conn- Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized to abate from the 
^aJte''^5T cents ^^'^^^ ^^^ assesscd against said town of Meredith for the year 1874, 
for each $1000 the sum of fifty-two cents for every thousand dollars of the state tax, 

Or stutf* tix foi* *^ 

1874. ' amounting in all to the sum of two hundred and eight dollars ; and 
the treasurer of the county of Belknap is authorized to make a pro- 
portional abatement from the amount of county tax to be paid by 
said town for the year 1874. 

Repealing Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions 

takereffect on of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 

Its passage. passage. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXXXII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Coii^oration organized. 

2. May build a railroad, and branch, where ; 

may connect and lease. 

3. Capital stock; may issue bonds and mort. 

gage road. 



Section 

4. Toll granted; powers of directors. 

5. First meeting, by whom and how called. 

6. Act to be void, when; takes effect on its 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hoiise of Representatives in General 
Cowl convened : 

Corporation or- SECTION 1. That Joseph W, Campbell. Samuel X. Bell, Charles 
gamzeci. Greenleaf, Joseph A. Dodge, [Albert Barnard,] William K. Parks, 

Joseph Cook, David Saunders, Mahlon D. Spalding, Asa P. Cate, 
Joseph P. Pitman, Nathan H. Weeks and John D. [E.] Lyon, their as- 
sociates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the 



187-i] Chapter LXXXII. 329 

name of the Pemlgcwasset Valley Railroad, with all the rights, pow- 
ers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties and restric- 
tions set forth in the general laws, which are now or hereafter may- 
be in force, relating to railroad corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate, rfjij^road"' '^ana 
construct and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods in width, branch, where; 

., ,,..-, . Ill ^ r "lav connect 

With necessary additions lor excavations and embankments, irom some and lease, 
convenient point on the Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad, in 
Plymouth, to some convenient point in Franconia, and with authority 
to extend a branch up the valley of the Mad river and up the east 
branch of the Pemigewassett river to the height of land dividing 
the waters flowing into said Mad river, and said east branch on 
the west, from the waters flowing into the valley of the Swift 
river and the valley of Sawyer's river on the east, with the 
right to connect with the Littleton and Franconia Railroad, and the 
White Mountain and Franconia Turnpike Company, and with author- 
ity to maintain a narrow guage railroad, and to lease its railroad to 
said Boston, Concord and Montreal Railroad, on such terms and for 
such time as may be agreed upon by said corporations. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of not Capital stock; 

1 1 nitlV 198116 

more than twenty thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, andboridsand 
said corporation may issue its bonds secured by mortgage of its road °'° 
to an amount not exceeding one-half of that amount of its capital 
stock which shall be actually expended at the time of the issue of such 
bonds. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all per- tou granted; 
sons and property which may be transported by said railroad, at such rectors. 
rates as may be from time to time determined by its directors ; and pij-st meeting, 
all the powers granted to said corporation, relating to the locating, }^^^^a2.ed ^^^ 
constructing and maintaining said railroad, are hereby vested in the 
directors of said corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The three persons last named in this act may call the Act to be void, 
first meeting of the grantees of said corporation by publishing notice ^ct® ou'it's'^p 
of the time and place of meeting in some newspaper published in the ^^sq- 
county of Grafton, one week at least before the day of said meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all parts of said railroad that 
shall not be constructed within ten years from the passage hereof, 
and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



ef- 
pas- 



330 ^ Chapter LXXXIII, LXXXIV. [1874 

CHAPTER LXXXIII. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE FARM OF ANDREW J. HEATH FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT 
NIBIBER TWO IN PITTSBURG, AND ANNEX THE S^OIE TO SCHOOL DISTRICT 
NUMBER FOUR IN THE TO^VN OF CLARKSVILLE. 

Sectiok I sectiok 

1. Farm in Pittsburg annexed to Clarksville. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Jam in^P^tS| SECTION 1. That the farm of Andrew J. Heath be severed from 
Clarksville. ' school district number tv/o in Pittsburg, and annexed to school dis- 
trict number four in Clarksville, for school purposes. 
in\tsvtls%T Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved Julv 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER LXXXIV. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW 
PROPORTION FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC TAXES," APPROVED JULY 
4, 1872. 



Section 

1. Portion of state and county tax of Mason 
and Greenville abated. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; act takes eflect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Portion of state SECTION 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized to abate from 
tax ''of ^Mason ^he State tax to be paid by the towns of Mason and Greenville for 
f^J^Gfeenviiie the years 1873, 1874, 1875 and 1876, four cents for the town of 

Mason, and six cents for the town of Greenville, in every thousand 

dollars of the state tax. 

The treasurer of the county of Hillsborough is also authorized to 

make a proportional annual abatement from the amount of county 

tax to be paid by said towns of Mason and Greenville during said 

time. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

t.ake8 effect on hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from its passage, 
its passage. [Approved July 9, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapters LXXXV, LXXXVI. 
CHAPTER LXXXV. 



331 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE COLLECTION OF TAXES. 



Section 
1. Collectors to pay over money monthly, 
and submit list for inspection. 



Section 
2. Penally fbr violation of act. 
8. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted h\j the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Every collector of taxes shall, on the first Saturday of Collectors to 

.- ' 1 1 • 11 ^ 1 pay over money 

eyery month, pay into the town treasury all moneys by nim collected monthly, and 

up to that time, and shall submit his tax book and list to the treasurer hWpection. 

of said town for his inspection and computation. 

Sect. 2. Any collector or treasurer neglecting or refusing to per- Penalty for vio- 
form the duties prescribed by the preceding section shall pay a fine 
of one hundred dollars for each neglect or refusal, to the treasury of 
the town where the offence is committed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take efiect from its passage. Act takes effect 

^ ° onitspassage. 

[Approved July 9, 18^4.] 



CHAPTER LXXXVI. 



AN ACT mCORPOBATmO THE SWIFT RIVEE RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation organized. 

2. May huild a railroad ; its location. 

3. Capital stock. 



Section 

4. Toll granted; po-«vers of directors. 

5. First meeting, by whom and how called. 

6. Actvoid,when; takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



road. 



Section 1. John G. Sanborn, Otis Warren, George T. Crawford, conioration or- 

*^1111Zt*Q 

John W. Sanborn, Charles A. Brotton, "William H. Allen and Daniel''' 
Saunders, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made a 
corporation by the name of the Swift River Hailroad, with all the 
rights, powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties 
and restrictions set forth in the general laws, which now, or hereafter 
may be in force, relating to railroad corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate. Location ot rail- 
construct and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods in width, 
with necessary additions for excavations and embankments, from some 
convenient point in the town of Conway, for connecting with the 
Portsmouth, Great Falls and Conway Railroad, westerly and northerly 
up the valley of the Swift river, through the town of Albany, in 
Carroll county, to the height of land dividing the waters flowing into 
Mad river and other tributaries of the Pemigewassett river, in the 
town of Waterville, or Allen's or Elkins' grants, in the county of 
Grafton, from the waters flowing into said Swift river. 



332 Chapter LXXXVII. [1874 

Capital stock Sect. 3. The Capital stock of this corporation shall consist of not 

.' * more than five thousand shares of one hundred one dollars each. 

dh-ectorf-^''^o^ Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all per- 
ers granted to sons and property which may be transported by said railroad, at such 
rates as may from time to time be determined by the directors ; and 
all the powers herein granted to this corporation, relating to the lo- 
cating, constructing and maintaining said railroad, are hereby vested 
in the directors of this corporation for the time being. 
First meeting, Sect. 5. Any three of the persons named in this act may call the 
whomcaiied.^^fii'st meeting of the grantees hereinbefore named, by publishing no- 
tice of the time and place of meeting in the Granite State News, a 
paper published at Wolfeborough, in Carroll county, two weeks be- 
fore the day named for such meeting. 
Actvoicl,^Then; Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all that part of the railroad 
Uspassage* ^" ^^^^ herein named, not constructed and completed within ten years 
from the passage thereof, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved July 9, 18T4.] 



CHAPTER LXXXVII. 

AlSf ACT FOR THE TxVXATION OF SWINE. 

Sectiok I Section 

1. Swine to be taxed ; exemption. ' 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Swine to be tax. SECTION 1. That selectmen or assessors, in taking the inventory of 
family "exempt^ personal property, shall include all swine over six months old, and 
^^- levy a tax thereon according to their value ; but in the appraisal two 

such animals to each family shall be exempt from taxation. 
Act takes effect Sect, 2. This act shall take effect from its passage, 
on its passage. [Approved July 9, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters LXXXVIII, LXXXIX. 333 

CHAPTER LXXXVIII. 

AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN FARMS FROM DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE AND ANNEX 
THE SAME TO DISTRICT NUMBER THREE IN THE TOWN OF ROLLINSFORD. 



Section 
1. Homesteads teiusferred from one district 
to another. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. That the homestead farms of John H, Wentworth and Homesteads 
Joseph D. Roherts of Rollinsford are hereby severed from school from^^one' die- 
district number five, and annexed to school district number three, for ti'it^'^to'^'iother. 
school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] onits passage. 



CHAPTER LXXXIX. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE FARM OF JACOB ABBOTT FROM SCHOOL DISTRICT NUIVI. 
BER SEVENTEEN IN OSSIPEE AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT 
mJMBER TWENTY IN SAID TOAVN, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Farm changed from one district to another. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Section 1. That the farm of Jacob Abbott is hereby severed fromFj,j.„j^ changed 

school district number seventeen in the town of Ossipee, and annexed j!'?"^ ^^^ ^^' 
, , ,. . . . . , ^11 trict to another. 

to school district number twenty in said town, lor school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



334 Chapters XC, XCl. [1874 

CHAPTER XC. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF FISH IN ELISHA GOODWIN'S POND IN NEW 

DURHAM. 



Section 

1. Fishing prohibited ; penalty. 

2. Act not to apply to owners of land around 

pond. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Jiepresentatwes in General Court 
convened: 

ftea^^^alii^^ Section 1. That all persons are hereby prohibited from taking any- 
fish from Elisha Goodwin's pond in Ncav Durham; and any persons vio- 
lating the provisions of this act shall be liable to a fine of five dollars 
for each and every fish taken. 
Actnotto apply Sect. 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to prevent those 
land around who are owiiers of land around said pond from cultivating or taking 
^^^ ■ fish from the same in any manner most convenient. 

^nitB^passag? Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER XCI. 

AN ACT relating TO THE TEMES OF HOLDING THE SUPREME JUDICIAL COURT 
IN THE WESTERN JUDICIAL DISTRICT FOR THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON. 



Section 

1. Terms of court changed. 

2. Actions and processes to be as of new 

terms. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Act takes effect on its passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Terms to be SECTION 1. That the Supreme judicial court for the western judi- 
Tuesdays of cial district of the county of Grafton, now by law held on the third 
■tember?'^* ^^^'" T^iesday of March and the third Tuesday of Sej^tember annually, 

shall hereafter be held on the fourth Tuesday of March and the 

fourth Tuesday of September annually. 
All actions to Sect. 2. All actions and processes now pending or hereafter 
\tvmB. °^ *^^^^ brought shall be as of the terms held on the fourth Tuesday of March 

and the fourth Tuesday of September respectively. 
Repealing Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

clause. hereby repealed. 

Act takes effect Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage, 
onitspassage. [Approved July 9, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters XCII, XCIII. 335 

CHAPTER XCII. 

AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN TERRITORY FROM DISTRICT NUMBER ELEVEN IN 
THE TOWN OF IIOPKINTON AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTIUCT NTJMBER 
ONE IN THE TOWN OF WAHNER. 



Section 
1. Territory changed from one district to 
another. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1, That the Silas Hardy premises, so called, situated in Territory 
Warner, be, and are hereby, severed from district number eleven in o'^^e°|fg^tj.icrto 
Hopkinton and annexed to district number one in Warner, for school '^""'^'i^^- 
purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] on its passage. 



CHAPTER XCIIL 

AN ACT IN AMENTDJIENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER. 



Section 

1. Dividing line between wards one and two 

defined. 

2. Line between wards two and tliree defln- 

ed 

3. Line between wards three and four de- 

fined. 



SECTION 

4. Number of aldermen and councihncu in 

each ward. 
5: Number of school committee in each ward. 

6. Repealing clause. 

7. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The dividing line between wards one and two in said Dividing line 
city, instead of the dividing line heretofore established, shall here- one and two de- 
after be as follows: Commencing at the centre of the bridge which ^°^'^' 
crosses Cocheco river, and known as the Fourth-street bridge, thence 
southeasterly following the centre of Fourth street to Chestnut street, 
thence northeasterly in the centre of Chestnut to Sixth street, thence 
southwesterly in the centre of Sixth to Franklin street, thence north- 
erly in the centre of Franklin to New York street, thence easterly in 
the centre of New York to Charles street, or EoUinsford road, so 
called, thence across said road to the north corner of land formerly 
belonging to the H. Evans estate, thence on the said Evans estate to 
the Boston and Maine railroad, thence northeasterly to the line of the 
town of E-ollinsford ; and all the territory between the above de- 
scribed line and the present line between said wards shall be severed 
from ward two and annexed to ward one. 



336 Chapter XCIIL [1874 

Line between Sect. 2. The dividing line bet^veen wards two and three in said 
tiiree detined"'^ ^^ty' ii^stead of the dividing line heretofore established, shall here- 
after be as follows : Commencing on the southerly side of the old 
channel of the Cocheco river at the point where the Portsmouth and 
Dover railroad crosses the same, thence running easterly in a direct 
line to the south-west corner of land of Dennis Grady, thence east- 
erly on his southerly line to his south-east corner on Green street, 
thence across said street to the north-west corner of the S. D. Gil- 
man estate, thence easterly in a direct line to the south-east corner of 
the Levi Brown estate on Fayette street, thence easterly across Fayette 
and down the centre of Orchard street to Central street, thence south- 
erly down the centre of Central street to the north-west corner of land 
of James D. Townsend, thence easterly and southerly on said Towns- 
end's northerly and easterly line to his south-east corner, thence south- 
easterly to the south-west corner of land of John Hanghey, thence 
easterly to his south-east corner on George street, thence across said 
street and south-easterly down the centre of Sonnett street to Hanson 
street, thence north-easterly in the centre of Hanson to Payne street, 
thence south-easterly down the centre of Payne street to the present 
boundary line between wards three and four ; and all the territory 
between the above described line and the present line between said 
wards two and three shall be severed from ward three and annexed 
to ward two. 
Line between Sect. 3. The dividing lines between wards three and four in said 
and four de- city, instead of the dividing line heretofore established, shall here- 
'^^*'' after be as follows : Commencing on the line of the town of Mad- 

bury, south of the point where the Boston and Maine railroad crosses 
the same, and at the point where a branch of the Bellamy river 
crosses the same, thence easterly down the centre of said river to a 
point opposite the south-east corner of Sawyer's upper mill, so called, 
thence in a direct line to the Dover Point road at the north-east corner 
of the farm occupied by William F. O'Neil, thence northerly follow- 
ing the centre of the Dover Point road to the junction of said road 
with the road leading by the pound to Mount Pleasant ; and all the 
territory between the above described line and the present line be- 
tween wards three and four shall be severed from ward four and an- 
nexed to ward three. 
1 . f , Sect. 4. At the next annual election of the city council the first 
dennenaud and fourth wards of said city shall choose one alderman and two 
each ward. members of the common council respectively; and ward two three 
aldermen and six members of the common council ; and ward three 
three aldermen and six members of the common council ; and such 
shall continue to be their respective representation in the city council. 
Number of Sect. 5. At the ncxt annual election of the school committee, and 

tee in eacb all subsequent elections of the same, wards one and four shall choose 
ward. jjj^g member each, and wards two and three two members each of 

said committee, and the term of office of said committee shall be the 
same as now provided. 
Repealing Sect. 6. So much of chapter sixteen hundred and ninety-nine of 

cause. ^j^g pamphlet laws of 1855, entitled "An act to establish the city of 

Dover," and of chapter eighteen hundred and sixty-six of the 
pamphlet laws of 1856, entitled "An act in amendment of an act 



1874] Chapter XCIV. 33T 

to establish the city of Dover," and of chapter one hundred and 
thirteen of the pamphlet laws of 1869, entitled "An act in amend- 
ment of the charter of the city of Dover, in relation to school dis- 
tricts," and of chapter fifty-four of the pamphlet laws of 1872, en- 
titled "An act in amendment of an act entitled 'an act in amendment 
of the charter of Dover, in relation to school districts,' " and all 
other acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this 
act, are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passai^e. Act takes effect 

^ ^ on its passage. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] ^ ^ 



CHAPTER XCIV. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION TWO CHAPTEE SIXTY-SEVEN OF THE GENERAL 
STATUTES, IN RELATION TO REPAIRS ON HIGHWAYS IN UNINCORPORATED 
PLACES, 



Section 
1. Lands in unincorporated places liable for 
repairs of higliways. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; act takes effect on its 
passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. That section second of chapter sixty-seven of the Gen- Lands inunin. 
eral Statutes, relating to repairs on highways in unincorporated places, places iiabie for 
be amended so as to read as follows : "The owners of lands lying in waysr °^^'^^ 
a body, surrounded in whole or in part by towns or places liable to 
repair highways therein, shall pay to the county the expenses of mak- 
ing and repairing the highways within such lands, except such part 
thereof as the county is ordered to pay under the provisions of the 
next section." ^ 

Sect. 2. All acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, ^lau^l^ft 

and this act shall take effect on its passasre. ^^^^^ ^ff*"^* *^ 

PA TTirw-inwjn "^ Its passage. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



338 



Chapters XCV, XCVI. 
CHAPTER XCV. 



[1874 



AN ACT TO AJEEND SECTION THIRTEEN OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY 
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, ENTITLED "SALE, REPAIRS AND MODIFICA- 
TIONS OF MEETING HOUSES." 



Section 
1. Tliree-fourths of the pew-holders voting 
may remove or repair meeting-house. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by tJie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



may^bfre?'"'"" SECTION 1. That the thirteenth section of chapter one hundred and 
repaired" by a ^^^^^ ^^ ^^^ General Statutes be amended by inserting after the word 
tiiree-fourths "votc/' in the second line, the words "of those present and voting," 
holders. SO that said section may read as follows : 

"At such meeting, the pew-holders, by a three-fourths vote of 
those present and voting, may determine to make such removal, re- 
pairs or changes as they may deem advisable, and appoint agents to 
Pews liable for carry their votes into effect, and the pews or other interest of any pew- 
in said house, and any estate connected therewith, shall be 
liable as hereinbefore provided in the case of repairs made by a ma- 
jority of the proprietors for his proportion of the expenses of such 
removal, repairs or changes, which proportion shall be determined by 
the selectmen on application to them for that purpose, unless the 
pew-holders at such meeting unanimously agree upon a committee for 
that purpose." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



exiDenses of re- Virklrl/^r 
niovalorre- -liu^u^i 
pairs; select- 
men to deter- 
mine propor- 
tion. 



Act takes effect 
on its passage. 



CHAPTER XCVI. 



AN ACT TO SEVER THE TOWN OF DANBURY FROM GRAFTON COUNTY AND AN- 
NEX IT TO MERRIMACK COUNTY. 



Section 

1. Danbury annexed to Merrimack county. 

2. Suits pending to be determined in Grafton 

county. 

3. Town to pay its proportion of the debt of 

Grafton county; referees to decide in 
case of disagreement. 



Section 

4. County paupers ft-om Danbury to be sup- 

ported by Merrimack county. 

5. Repealing clause; act takes effect on its 

passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



Danbury an- SECTION 1. That the town of Danburv, in the county of Grafton, 

nexed to Mem- , jii- -> r ' -, -, -, ^ 

mack county, be, and hereby is, severed from said county, and annexed to the county 
of Merrimack ; and said town is hereby made part of such coun- 
cillor and congressional districts as now embrace the entire county of 
Merrimack. 



1874] Chapter XCVI. 339 

Sect. 2. All suits now commenced by or acrainst any person in said suits pending 

• • to 1)G UGtemi- 

town shall be returnable in the same manner as if this act had not been inea in Grafton 

passed; and all suits and prosecutions now pending in any court in^"'^"^' 

said county of Grafton in favor or against any person in said town, 

shall remain therein and proceed there to final disposition. 

Sect. 3. Said town shall pay its just proportion of the debt of the ^^^/^^^^jP^^I'^ 

county of Grafton, and in the determination of that proportion, the t''e'lebtofG^af- 
^ /• 11 r- n -1 11 1 1 • ton county ; ref- 
valuc 01 property now bclong[ingJ to said county shall be taken into erees to decide 

the account, and in case of disagreement as to said proportion, Daniel greoment. 
Clark, Samuel N, Bell and Clinton VV. Stanley, all of Manchester, 
shall be a board of referees to determine the same, upon the request 
of either party ; and in no case shall said town be compelled to con- 
tribute more towards defraying the present debts of either one or both 
of said counties than if it had remained in Grafton county ; and it 
shall hereafter be assessed and pay its county tax in Merrimack county. 

Sect. 4. Such portion of the county paupers of Grafton county as County pau- 
have come to it from said town, shall be taken and be supported by bury to be sup- 
Merrimack county, and in case of any disagreement in relation thereto, ri^a^ck county! 
it shall be settled by the aforesaid referees. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^^epeaiing 
1 1 11 11* iiii'f- r • clause ; act 

hereby repealed, and this act shall be m force from its passage. takeseffect 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] onlte passage. 



340 



Chapter XCVII. 
CHAPTER XCVII. 



[1874 



AN ACT TO ABOLISH THE PRESENT JUDICIARY SYSTEM AND ESTABLISH A NEW 

ONE. 



Section 

1. Superior court of Judicature, and circuit 

court established. 

2. Jurisdiction of the circuit court 

3. Jurisdiction of the superior court of judi- 

cature. 

4. The cliief or senior justice or justices of 

the circuit court may sit in any cause in 
which a justice of the superior court is 
disqualified to sit. 

5. Trial terms to he holden by the circuit 

court, bxit may be holden by one or more 
justices of either the circuit or the supe- 
rior court. 

6. Law terms to be holden by the superior 

court, except as provided by section four. 

7. Grand and petit jurors to be dra^vn for at- 

tendance at the terms of the circuit court. 

8. Que^ions of law reserved, and excep- 

tions and writs of error brought from the 
circuit to the superior court. 

9. Appointment of clerks, clerks to give 

bond, clerks of supreme judicial court 
to officiate until new clerks appointed. 
Writs, &c., returnable at terms of the 
circuit court to bear teste of the chief 
justice thereof. Writs of en-or and other 
process returnable at superior court to 
bear teste of tlie chief justice of that 
court. 



Section 

10. Writs, process, &c., transferred from trial 
temis of the supreme judicial- court to 
the circuit court. 

IL Writs, process, &c., transferred from law 
terms of the supi-eme judicial court 
to the superior court. 

1'2. Records and files of supreme judicial court 
to be transterred to the custody of the 
superior court. Clerks of superior court 
may certify copies thereof. Superior 
court may issue and amend process 
tliereon. Superior court may send issues 
of fact to the circuit court for trial. 

13. Superior and circuit court may send caus- 

es and issues of fact to referees for trial. 
Proceedings of referees and reports and 
compensation thereof. 

14. Every judge who sits in a cause shall fur- 

nish to state reporter his separate opin- 
ion at or before the close of the term at 
which the same is delivered. 

15. Salaries of the judges. 

16. Repealing and modiiying clauses. 

17. Act to take effect from and after Aug. 17, 

1874. 



Be it enacted hy the Seriate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Superior court SECTION 1. From and after the time when this act takes effect, in- 
and ^drcult^''^^*'' stead of the supreme judicial court heretofore existing, there shall 
Mshecf ^'''^'^" ^® established in this state a superior court of judicature, consisting 
of one chief and two associate justices, to be appointed and commis- 
sioned as prescribed by the constitution ; also a circuit court, to con- 
sist of one chief and two associate justices, to be appointed and 
commissioned in the same manner. 
Jurisdiction of Sect. 2. Said circuit court, and the justices thereof, shall have 
court!^^*^^* jurisdiction of all actions, appeals, process and matters and things 
whatsoever, both civil and criminal, now provided by law to be entered 
at or done, and which may be entered at or done, at the trial terms 
of said supreme judicial court, and also concurrent jurisdiction with 
the justices of the superior court of judicature of all matters and 
things which may now be done by any of the justices of said supreme 
judicial court in vacation. 
Jurisdiction of Sect. 3. Said Superior court of judicature, and the justices thereof, 
court of jud'ica- ^hall have jurisdiction of all other writs, process, appeals, and mat- 
ture. ters and things whatsoever, of which said supreme judicial court now 

has jurisdiction, and also full power and authority to do any act in 
vacation which the justices of said supreme judicial court or any one 
of them may now do. 



1874] Chapter XCVII. 341 

Sect. 4. Incase of the disqualification of one or more of the J'If. '^H',ff,.''^„ _ 

X ntililO JUhllOG OI 

iustices of the superior court of iudicature to sit in any cause, or in the circuit court 
case any such justice may have tried any cause at the term oi the causo in which 
circuit court, the chief or senior justice or justices of the circuit superior court 
court not disquaUfied, and who has not tried the cause, shall sit in [o ^j^j"*'!"''^^^^*^'^ 
said cause, and is hereby empowered so to do. 

Sect. 5. The trial terms of said supreme judicial court, as now j^"^,\^*^j^^ ^*y 
established by law in the several counties, shall hereafter be called ^'^° '''^'f"'} 

r ^ •• 111111111 court, but may- 

End known as terms ot the circuit court, and shall be held by some.be hoWen by 

one or more of the justices of said circuit court, or may be held by justices of eith- 

some one or more of the justices of said superior court of judica- the' superior ^^ 

ture ; and the justices of said superior court of judicature are hereby ^°"^'*- 

empowered to hold any of said terms. 

Sect. 6. The law terms of said supreme judicial court, as i^ow ^'^j^^j'^"^^''''^.}^! 
established by law, shall be called and known as terms of said su- superior court, 
perior court of judicature, and shall be held by the justices of said vided by sec- 
superior court of judicature, except as provided in the fourth section 
of this act. 

Sect. 7. Grand and petit iurors shall be drawn and returned '{"™''^*5'^®„^ 

'^ . '> . . , drawn for at- 

to attend the terms of the circuit court in the same manner as is now tendance at the 

,,, r.i •! />! • ^■ • 1 terras of the cir- 

requireci by law tor the trial terms oi the supreme judicial court. cuit court. 

Sect. 8. Questions of law arising at any term of the circuit court Questions of 
may be transferred by the presiding justice to the superior court of and exceptions 
judicature for their determination. And any person aggrieved by ror brou'?h't ^^' 
any opinion, ruling, direction or judgment of the circuit court, or of [g°jh"^gjjpg^|;^Q* 
any justice holding a term of said court, may allege exceptions thereto court. 
in writing at the same term, which exceptions, being conformable to 
the truth of the case, shall be signed by the presiding justice and 
become part of the record in the cause. And writs of error may be 
sued out upon the records of any judgment of the circuit court re- 
turnable at the superior court of judicature. 

Sect. 9. One clerk of the courts of each county shall be appointed Appointment 
by the joint action of the justices of said courts, and shall be re- clerks to' give 
movable at their pleasin-e. He shall give bonds and perform all the suprem^e'^'^^^ud'i- 
duties of clerk of both courts, as the clerk of the supreme ji^idicial^|!j|g°^Jj"°°^ 
\court is now required to do. And until said justices shall appoint ^erks appoint- 
^id clerks, and the same are duly qualified to enter upon the dis- returnable at ' 
charge of their respective duties, the clerks of said supreme judicial cTiYt^cmirt to*'"^' 
coUyrt in the several counties shall act as clerks of the superior court cMeVfustice*'^^ 
of ii;dicature and circuit court in their respective counties, and do "J*'^"®'-*' '^^^f 

r \ ,. 11 1 1 • • • 1 1 • . rt> °f error and 

and periorm all the duties incident to their respective offices. All"ther process 
writs aiTid other process returnable at the terms of the circuit court superior court 
shall b^ar teste of the chief justice of said court, and be issued iu the the'cluef'fustioe 
name of that court. All writs of error and other process returnable °^ "^''^' ^'^^^' 
at the superior court of judicature shall bear teste of the chief justice 
thereof. 

Sect. 10. All writs and process heretofore issued, and all precepts, Y^^^l' Process, 

T ,.^ ,. 1- T ,, '■ , ^. ' &c., transferred 

recognizances and proceedings or every kind returnable at the trial ft-omti-iai terms 
terms of said supreme judicial court in any county, shall be taken to jluiickifcourt to 
be returnable at the corresponding terms of the circuit court next to 
be holden in said counties after this act shall take eJEFect. And all 
causes and proceedings now pending upon the trial dockets of said 



the circuit 
coui't. 



342 Chapter XCVn. [1874 

supreme judicial court, shall be heard and tried at the corresponding 

terms of the circuit court. 

Writs, process, Sect. 11. All writs and process of every kind heretofore issued, 

from law terms returnable at the law terms of said supreme judicial court, shall be 

^^cLicourrto f ^^^^ ^o ^^ returnable at the corresponding terms of the superior 

ftesBperior court of judicature next to be holden after this act shall take effect. 

And all causes and proceedings now pending upon the law dockets 

of said supreme judicial court, shall be heard and determined at the 

Corresponding terms of the superior court of judicature. And the 

justices of said superior court of judicature shall do and perform all 

the duties now required by law to be done and performed by the 

justices of said supreme judicial court, except such as are required 

to be done and performed by this act by the justices of said circuit 

court. 

^cordsand Sect. 12. All records and files of said supreme iudicial court, and 

judicial conrttooi every court which has neretotore existed in this state, which are 

to the rastodj-now in the custody and under the control of said supreme judicial 

cot;^;cre?k? of court, shall be in the custody and under the control of said superior 

mar certifT'''^ court of judicature, and the clerk thereof may certify copies of the 

copies thereof; same. And the superior court of iudicature may issue writs of exe- 

Eupenor court . •^•jni ^ ^ 

may issue and cution, scire lacias, and all other proper process thereon, and may 
tiiereon .^"^p^ amend the same as if they had been originally files and records of 
eend'^i^e^^jY^^id court. And said superior court of judicature shall have power 
CTit «)^ ^""'to send to the circuit court for trial by jury any issue or issues of fact 
triaL that may be allowed in said superior court of judicature, the verdict, 

when found, to be certified back to said superior court of judicature. 
&iperiorand Sect. 13. The superior or circuit court, or anv iustice thereof, at 

arcait court in • r ' i • i 

may send the trial term, shall commit to one or more referees, to be appointed 

causes and is- , , . . t • i i ■ i 

eues of fact to by such court or justice, any cause pending in such court which may 
trial; proceed- be by law triable by a jury, or the determination of any question of 
JJJ^f'j^J^I^I fact which is not by law triable by a jurj^, or any cause which may 
compensation require an extended examination of accounts, books or vouchers, 
which for any reason cannot be conveniently tried by a jury or in 
court, unless it shall be made to appear to such court or justice that 
it is inexpedient to make such reference. Said referee or referees 
may hold sessions for the trial of any cause committed to him or them 
at such time and place as may be convenient, under the direction of 
the court by which the cause was referred. Said referee or referees 
shall proceed in all cases, unless the parties otherwise agree, accord- 
ing to the rules of law or of equity, as the case may be, and according 
to the practice in court, and shall report his or their decision as soon 
as may be to the court by M'hich the cause was referred, stating 
specifically his or their rulings upon all questions of law, and stating 
all matters of fact found proved by him or them, if either party shall 
request. All reports of said referee shall be revised or recommitted 
by the court to which the same may be returned, or judgment may 
be rendered thereon, which judgment shall be final and conclusive. 
In all cases referred without the consent of the parties, wherein they 
are by law entitled to a trial by jury, the same may, at the request of 
either party, be tried by jury after the report of the referee has been 
made, in the same manner and with the same limitations as in the 
case of the report of an auditor ; and upon such trial by jury said 




15T4] Chaptex XCTTL 545 

repDrr shiH l-r evidence cf all the facts rii-te-d therein, riz^jir-cz to l-e 

their s-errices and exp>en.>es i:: eich ca.-as-e jn:h lomr'ens.i.tiin is ni" 

t>2xt tiifercoi. to i>e piiu. t;v tne couXttr in "^ZlICZ^ tne c^'^i-e is 7*^"^' '"- '■■ '^' ? j 
or to be taxed in £iTor of eitber pozty as pait of the ia-g«^>l^» costs in 
the cause. 

Sect. 14. At eveiy law tenn, each judge wlio atsin a cause shall J 
deliTer his separaie opinion, statii^ die g;roands ^bexeoi farieAy^ ; and 1 
all the opinions so delivered shall be fbnmhed to the reporter at or* 
before the dose of sodi law term, and be poblidied in the reports^ 

Sect. 15. The annnal saLny of the chief jostice of said snperior g * ^ ™" 
court of jndicataie shall be twoit^-lbar hundred dollars, and that 
of each jostioe of said court and of said orcuit court shaD. be 
twenty-two hundred dollars, to be paid quaiierlj £rom the state 
tzeasmy. 

Sect. 16. All laws hereto&re passed whidi establish or continue ] 
in existence a supreme judicial court, and proTide for j usti ce s cf 5aM 
court, and all acts and parts of acts whatsoever, inconst 5 ten: ~ 
proTisions of this act, are hereby repealed, ndifle £ ' ' ~~ 
force for the proper transaction of budn^ in the s 
court, shall be taken to be in £arce in said sup^ : : 
ture and circuit court, so £ar as the same mar nc: r 
the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 17. This act shal' :^ - ^ _i^ =:- 

after the seTenteenth dajo: ;^ u, 

the justioes of said courts Lr 
commissioned before that tiniT 

[ApproTed July 10, 1874.] 



]U 



Chaptee XCVIII. 
CHAPTER XCVIII. 



[1874 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR A RAILROAD POLICE AND THE BETTER PROTECTION 
OF PASSENGERS UPON RAILRO^iD TRAINS AND AT RAILROAD STATIONS. 



Section 

1. Employes of railroads to be appointed po- 

lice officers. Tenure of office. 

2. Copy of record of appointment to be filed 

with town and city clerks. 

3. Officers of railroad police to wear a badge, 

except when on duty as detectives. 

4. Powers and duties of such officers. 

5. Noisy or disorderly passengers may be ar- 

rested, detained and committed without 
warrant. 

6. Loiterers about station-houses, grounds, 

&c., may be fined if remaining after re- 
quest to leave. 



Section 

7. No person to be ejected from the cars for 

non-payment of fare, except at a passen- 
ger-station. Railroad police may arrest 
a passenger for non-payment of fare, &c- 

8. Compensation of railroad police officers. 

Liable for official misconduct. 

9. Power of railroad police officers to cease 

upon notice filed with town and city 
clerks in which notice of appointment 
has been filed. 
10. Act takes efl'ect upon its passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 



^a?oads^to^be SECTION 1. The selectmen of any town, or the mayor and alder- 
appointed po- men of any city, may, upon the petition of any railroad corpoi'ation 
tenure of office, having a passenger station within the limits of such town or city, ap- 
point as many of the employes of said company as they may deem 
proper, police officers, to act as railroad police, for the purposes and 
with the powers hereinafter set forth. Such police officers shall hold 
their offices during the pleasure of the selectmen, or mayor and alder- 
men, by whom they ai'e appointed, unless their powers shall be termi- 
nated as provided in section nine. 
S'app^o^intment Sect. 2. A copy of the rccords of the appointments of any rail- 
to be filed with road police officer shall be filed by the clerk of the corporation, upon 

town and city r . . . J . i i i i A^ , 

clerks. wnose petition such order is made, with the cJerk oi each town or 

city through or into which such railroad runs, and in which it is in- 
tended that such police shall act ; and the filing of such order shall 
constitute the persons named therein railroad police within such towns 
or cities. 
Officers of rail- Sect. 3. Every officer of the railroad police shall, when on duty, 
wear a badge, exccpt as detectives, wear a metallic badge in plain view, with the 
duty'^ar^fetec^ words "railroad police" and the name of the corporation for which 
tives. ]^g jg appointed, inscribed thereon. 

Powers and du- Sect. 4. Officers of the railroad police may preserve order within 

ties of such offi- 111 • -1 1 r 1 

cers. and about the premises and upon the cars oi the corporation upon 

whose petition they are appointed ; they may arrest, without a written 
warrant, all idle, intoxicated, or disorderly persons frequenting such 
premises or cars, and obstructing or annoying, by their presence or 
conduct, or by profane or indecent language or behavior, the travel- 
ing public using the same, and all persons committing thereon any 
oftence known to the laws of this state, and may take the persons so 
arrested to the nearest police station, or other place of lawful deten- 
tion in the county where the ofience is committed ; and for this pur- 
pose they may carry the persons so arrested to the next railroad sta- 
tion at which the train on which they are traveling stops, although in 
another county, and detain them there until the next passenger train 



1874] Chapter XCIX. 345 

goes to the county Avherein the offence was committed, on which they 
shall be carried back to be taken to said police station or other place 
of lawful detention. The persons so arrested shall be discharged or 
taken before a court of justice to ansAver for their offence within 
twenty-four hours after their arrest. 

Sect. 5. Whenever any passenoer upon a railroad train behaves in Noisy or disor- 
a noisy or disorderly manner, any railroad police officer may arrest gcrs may be ar- 

,. ., . ,1 1'i.i.uu rested, detained 

him without a written warrant, and remove him to the baggage car .,,,,1 committed 
of such train, where such officer may confine him until the arrival of warrTut?^'"*^"^ 
the train at some station where he can be placed in charge of an of- 
ficer Avho shall take him to a place of lawful detention. 

Sect. 6. Whoever, without right, loiters or remains within any ^j^J-fJ^^^^^^^a^e^g* 
station-house of a railroad company, or upon the platform or grounds si^»»j8^&c- .^ 
adjacent to such station, after being requested to leave the same by remaiuing after 
any railroad police officer, shall be punished by a fine of not less than leave. 
two, nor more than twenty, dollars. 

Sect. 7. No railroad corporation shall eject any person from its No person to^be 
cars for non-payment of fare, excepting at some passenger station on cars for non- 
its road. Officers of the railroad police may arrest any passenger re- [are?^lxcept at 
fusing to pay his fare, and may dehver him into custody at any feg- gtatfoT''"'^'^ 
ular passenger station. 

Sect. 8. The compensation of all railroad police shall be paid by the Compensation 

\ . . , '- . , • i. 1 of railroad' po- 

corporations upon whose petition they are respectively appointed, uce officers; 
And such railroad police shall be liable to parties aggrieved, for cfJi'j^is^con'? 
any official misconduct, to the same extent as police officers of towns *^"°'- 
and cities are liable. 

Sect. 9. Whenever any corporation shall cease to require the ser- roaTpoUce^offi- 
vices of any of the railroad police appointed upon its petition, it ^p^^ "^^ftice. 
may file a notice to that effect in the several offices in which notice 
of such appointment was originally filed, and thereupon the power 
of such officers shall cease. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. f *'l^il^?.5^''' 

■'- J. I— I upon Its ptio- 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] sage. 



CHAPTER XCIX. 

AN ACT TO EQU^VLIZE THE APPRxVISAL OF PROPERTY FOR THE ASSESSMENT 

OF TAXES. 



Section 

1. Oath to be taken by selectmen and as- 
sessors. 

2- Assessors to estimate value of property 
every fourth year. 



Section- 

3. Penalty for violation of this act. 

4. Repealing clause; act takes effect on its 

passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The selectmen and assessors of the several cities and oathtobetaEen 
towns in this state, shall take and subscribe upon the copies or origi-^y^fJlg^eg'^ors. 



346 



Chapteh C. 



[1874 



Assessors to 
appraise all 
taxable proper- 
ty in Sept. 1875, 
and in every 
fourth year 
thereafter, and 
taxes to be 
based thereon. 



Penalty forvio- 
laflon ol this 
act. 



Repealing 
clause; act 
takes effect on 
its passage. 



nal invoices and assessments of both resident and non-resident taxes, 
furnished by them to the town clerks in their respective cities and 
towns, to be recorded in said clerks' records, the following oath, 
which may be subscribed before any justice of the peace or notary 
public: 

*' We, the selectmen and assessors of 
do solemnly swear that in making the invoice for the purpose of 
assessing the foregoing taxes, we appraised all taxable property at its 
full value, and as we would appraise the same in payment of a just 
debt due from a solvent debtor. So help us God.'* 

Sect 2. The assessors and selectmen of the several cities and towns 
in this state shall, in the month of September, 1875, and in the same 
month in every fourth year thereafter, make a careful examination 
and estimate of the value of all the real estate in their respective 
cities and towns for the purpose of equalizing the value thereof, and 
the assessment and taxes of the subsequent years thereafter shall be 
based upon such valuation, subject to such changes as may occur from 
year to year. The county commissioners of the several counties shall, 
in the same manner, examine and appraise the real estate in all un- 
organized towns and grants as a basis for taxation in such towns and 
grants. 

Sect. 3. Any assessor or selectman who shall be convicted of will- 
ful violation of any of the existing laws for the appraisal and taxation 
of property, shall be fined not less than one hundred nor more than 
five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment in the common jail not less 
than three nor more than twelve months, or by such fine and impris- 
onment both. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



CHAPTER C. 



A>t ACT TO 8ECUEE PURITY IN THE ADMlKlSTPtATlON OF LAW. 



Section 

1. Judges not to hear ex parte statements. 

2. Parties making such statements guilty of 

contempt. 



Section 

3. Such statement ground for continuance 

with costs. 

4. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Judges hotto SECTION 1. No iudffe, lustice or masristrate in whose court or be- 
statements. fore whom any suit at law or in equity, or other proceeding, is pend- 
ing or to be heard or tried, shall listen to any statements in regard 
thereto, except in open court, or in the presence of all parties thereto. 
Parties making Sect. 2. Any person who shall make any statements in regard to 
meuts guilty of the merits of any such cause, suit or proceeding, to any judge, justice 
contempt. ^^ magistrate, except in open court, or in the presence of all parties. 



1874] 



Chapter CI. 



347 



shall be deemed guilty of contempt of court and fined not less than 
fifty dollars. 

Sect. 3. Any such statement, if made by a party to such suit or 
proceeding, shall be the ground for a continuance thereof with costs. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



Such Btatement 
jcrouiul for con- 
tinuance with 
costs. 

Act takes effect 
on its passage. 



CHAPTER CI. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NASHUA AND LOWELL AND THE BOSTON AND 
LOWELL RAILROAD CORPORATIONS TO UNITE AND BECOME ONE CORPORA- 
TION. 



Section 

1. Nashua and Lowell and Boston and Low- 

ell railroad corporations may unite. 

2. Certilied copies of votes for that purpose 

to be filed in the secretary of state's office . 



Sectiox 

3. Takes effect upon its passage; subject to 
repeal and amendment. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1 . The Nashua and Lowell railroad corporation is hereby Nashua and 
authorized to unite with the Boston and Lowell railroad corporation i}os\on and 
on such terms and conditions as may be mutually agreed upon by ^o^rpolations^** 
said corporations at meetings of the stockholders thereof, duly called "^'"'5' "i^i^* 
for that purpose ; and upon such union being formed, and a corporate 
name adopted, by vote of said stockholders, the corporation thus 
formed shall become entitled to, and hold and enjoy, all the franchises, 
powers, privileges, property and rights of every kind belonging to 
said Nashua and Lowell and Boston and Lowell railroad corporations, 
and shall assume and become subject to all the duties, debts and liabil- 
ities of the same ; provided that the capital stock of said corporation 
formed as aforesaid, shall not exceed the amount of the present capital 
stock of the aforesaid corporations ; and provided further, that the cor- 
poration, formed as aforesaid, shall not, by virtue of this act, have 
or enjoy in this state any rights, powers, or privileges not held and 
enjoyed by said Nashua and Lowell railroad corporation under the ex- 
isling laws of the state of New Hampshire ; and nothing in this act 
shall be construed as authorizing the consolidation of the Boston 
and Lowell railroad corporation with any other railroad in this state, 
except said Nashua and Lowell railroad corporation. 

Sect. 2. Whenever said corporations shall vote to unite as pro- Certified copies 
vided in this act, copies of the votes of the stockholders forming such filed iu the sec- 
union, certified by their respective clerks, shall be filed in the office of officZ °^^'^**'^ 
the secretary of state. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and may be Act takes effect 
amended, altered or repealed whenever, in the opinion of the legisla-subje^cUore?^' 
ture, the public good shall require it. ^^^^^' 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



848 Chapter CIL [1874 

CHAPTER CII. 

AN ACT IN AJIENDMENT OF SECTION EIGHTEEN OF THE TENTH CHAPTER OF 
THE GENERAL STATUTES, IN RELATION TO THE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE, 



Section 

1. Committals to asylum. 

2. Duty of trustees. 

3. Duty of superintendent. 



SECTION 

4. Coroner's inquest on patient suddenly de- 

ceased. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcprese7itatives in General 
Court convened : 

qiLreTto^com- SECTION 1. No persoH shall be committed to the asylum for the 

™i'- insane without the certificate of two reputable physicians that such 

person is insane, given after a personal examination made within one 

week of the committal ; and such certificate shall be accompanied by 

a certificate from a judge of the supreme court, or court of probate 

or mayor, or chairman of the selectmen, testifying to the genuineness 

of the signatures and the respectability of the signers. 

piSe hS'^ Sect. 2. Some one of the board of trustees of the asylum shall, 

vie\ys to pa^- without prcvious noticc, visit that institution, at least twice every 

tients;may dis- ,i i • • ii • • i • i 

charge pa- month, ancl^ givc suitable oppoi'tumty to every patient therein, who 

tients, or order i • v x i x !• • • j. j.\. j. i x* ^ 

change of treat- Kiay oesire it, to make to him, in private, any statements such patient 
ment. may wish to make, and, whenever in his opinion it may be deemed 

proper, he shall call to his aid two other members of said board, who 
shall with him make a further examination of such patient and of the 
statements by him made. If, in their view, the cause of commitment 
no longer exists, or a further residence at the asylum is not necessary, 
it shall be their duty to discharge such patient. Should they deem 
the treatment of any patient injudicious , they shall order such an im- 
mediate change of the same as to them seems proper ; and in case of 
failure to secure it, they shall at once summon a meeting of the whole 
board, whose duty it shall be to take such measures as the exigency of 
the case demands. 
WuSrS Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the superintendent to furnish 
tieuts\iid ^^ stationery to any patient who may desire it, and transmit any letter 
ietters"t IJ?^^^ ^^^^^ patient may address to the board of trustees, to such member as 
tees. said board shall have designated to receive such correspondence ; and 

all such letters shall be promptly transmitted without inspection . 
tten"^ suddenly Sect. 4. In cvcut of the suddcn death of any patient in the asylum 
deceased. j^ coroucr's inquest shall be held, as provided for by law in other cases. 
wiitSssM-f * Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 10, 1874. 



1874] 



Chapter CIII. 



849 



CHAPTER CIII. 

AN ACT TO REORGANIZE TIES COUNCIL AND SENATORIAL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. Number of councillor districts. 

2. Council district No. 1. 
H. Council district No. 2. 
4. Council district No. 3. 
.5. Council district No. 4. 

6. Council district No. .5. 

7. Number of senatorial districts. 

8. Senatorial district No. 1. 

9. Senatorial district No. 2. 
10. Senatorial district No. 3. 



Section , 

11. Senatorial district No. 4. 

12. Senatorial district No. 6. 

13. Senatorial district No. G. 

14. Senatorial district No. 7. 

15. Senatorial disti-ict No. 8. 

16. Senatorial district No. 9. 

17. Senatorial district No. 10. 

18. Senatorial district No. 11. 

19. Senatorial district No. 12. 

20. Repealing clause. 



District No. 2. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The state shall be, and is hereby, divided into five j^^^j^^^g^. ^^ 
council districts, each of which may choose one councillor annually, councillor di&- 

Sect. 2. Council district number one is composed of and contains jj. fj." f^ 
the county of Strafford and the county of Rockingham, except the 
towns of Middleton, New Durham and Strafford in the county of 
Strafford, and Auburn, Candia, Deerfield, Deny, Londonderry, 
Northwood, Nottingham and Windham in the county of Rocking- 
ham. 

Sect. 3. Council district number two is composed of and contains 
th6' county of Carroll, the county of Belknap, and the towns of Mid- 
dleton, New Durham, Strafford, Deerfield, Northwood, Nottingham, 
Hill, Franklin, Northfield, Boscawen, Webster, Canterbury, Con- 
cord, Loudon, Chichester, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Epsom and Aliens- 
town. 

Sect. 4. Council district number three is composed of and con-^. , . .^. „ 

1 ^Ai /-^ ^• \ • T-t in T T^ • District No. 3. 

tarns the towns of Auburn, Uandia, Antrim, Bedford, Bennington, 
Deeriug, Francestown, Goffsiown, Greenfield, Hancock, Hillsborough, 
Mont Vernon, New Boston, Weare, Windsor, Marlow, Stoddard, 
Washington, Unity, Lempster, Sunapee, Goshen, Bradford, New 
London, Sutton, Wilmot, Andover, Salisbury, Warner, Henniker. 
Hopkinton, Dunbarton, Bow, Hooksett, Newbury, and the city of 
Manchester. 

Sect. 5, Council district number four contains and is composed of jj- ^^,- .jr 
the towns of Acworth, Charlestown, Langdon, Peterborough, Sharon, 
Temple, New Ipswich, Lyndeborough, Amherst, Brookline, Green- 
ville, Milford, Merrimack, Mason, Hudson, Litchfield, Hollis, Pel- 
ham, Londonderry, Deny, Windham, Wilton, the city of Nashua, 
and the county of Cheshire except the towns of Marlow and Stod- 
dard. 

Sect. 6. Council district number five is composed of and contains district No. 5. 
Coos county, Grafton county, and the towns of Plainfield, Grantham, 
Springfield, Cornish, Croydon, Clareraont and Newport. 

Sect. 7. The state is divided into twelve senatorial districts, each dumber of sen- 
of which may elect one senator to the legislature annually. teicts^^ "^'^ 

Sect. 8. Senatorial district number one contains Exeter, Green- Djatrict No. i. 
land, Gosport, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, North Hamp- 
ton, New Castle, Portsmouth, Seabrook, Stratham and Rye. 

6 



350 



Chapter CIII. 



[1874 



District No. 2. 



District No. 3. 
District No. 4. 



District No. 5. 



District No. G. 



District No. 7. 



District No. 8. 



District No. 9. 



District No. 10, 



District No. 11 



District No. 12, 



Eepealing 
clause. 



Sect. 9. Senatorial district number two contains Atkinson, Au- 
burn, Barnsteacl, Canclia, Chester, Danville, DeerfielcTT^Derry, Ep- 
ping. East Kingston, Fremont, Hampsteacl, Hooksett, Hudson, 
Kingston, Litchfield, Londonderry, Lee, Newton, Northwood, Not- 
tingham, Pelham, Plaistow, Raymond, Salem, Sandowii, South Hamp- 
ton, Strafford and Windham. 

Sect. 10. Senatorial district number three contains the city of 
Manchester. 

Sect. 11. Senatorial district number four contains Allenstown, 
Andover, Boscawen, Bow, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord, Epsom, 
Loudon, Northfield, Pembroke, Pittsfield, Salisbury and Wilmot. 

Sect. 12. Senatorial district number five contains Barrington, 
Brentwood, Dover, Durham, Madbury, Newington, Newmarket, Rol- 
linsford, Somersworth and South Newmarket. 

Sect. 13. Senatorial district number six contains all the towns and 
places in the county of Carroll, and the towns of Alton, Belmont, 
Farmington, Gilford, Gilmanton, Laconia, Middleton, Milton, New 
Durham and Rochester. ' 

Sect. 14. Senatorial district number seven contains Amherst, 
Bedford, Brookliue, Hollis, Greenville, Mason, Merrimack, Milford 
and Nashua. 

Sect. 15. Senatorial district number eight contains Antrim, Brad- 
ford, Bennington, Deering, Dunbarton, Francestown, Goffstown, 
Greenfield, Hancock, Hillsborough, Henniker, Hopkinton, Lynde- 
borough, Mont Vernon, New Boston, New London, Sutton, Temple, 
Warner, "Weare, Webster, Windsor and Wilton. 

Sect. 16. Senatorial district number nine contains Chesterfield, 
Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Hinsdale, Harrisville, Jaffrey, Keeiie, Marlbor- 
ough, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Roxbury, Kindge, Richmond, 
Sharon, Swanzey, Troy and Winchester. 

Sect. IT. Senatorial district number ten contains Acworth, Al- 
stead, Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Gilsum, Goshen, 
Langdon, Lempster, Newport, Nelson, Newbury, Mario w, Sunapee, 
Stoddard, Sullivan, Surry, Unity, Walpole, Washington, and West- 
moreland. 

Sect. 18. Senatorial district number eleven contains Alexandria, 
Ashland, Bristol, Bridgewater, Canaan, Campton, Center Harbor, 
Danbury, Dorchester, Ellsworth, Enfield, Franklin, Grafton, Groton, 
Grantham, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Lebanon, Meredith, New 
Hampton, Orange, Plainfield, Plymouth, Rumney, Sanbornton, 
Springfield, Tilton, Thornton, Warren, Wentworth and Woodstock. 

Sect. 19. Senatorial district number twelve contains all the towns 
and places in Coos county and the towns of Bath, Bethlehem, Benton, 
Franconia, Hanover, Haverhill, Landaff, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, 
Lyman, Lyme, Monroe, Orford, Piermont and Waterville. 

Sect. 20. All- acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapter CIV. 
CHAPTER CIV. 



351 



AN ACT FIXING TIMES TOR FURNISHING COPIES OF AND PRINTING AifNUAL RE- 

PORTS. 



Section 

1. Reports to be furnished March 1. 

2. Reports to be f'uruisheil April 1. 

3. Reports to be furnished May 1. 



Section 

4. Reports to be furnished June 1. 

5. When to be printed. 

6. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rcpresentatitcs in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The copy of the report of the commissioners on fish- Reports to lie 
eries ; of the report of the state librarian and of the report of the March *i. 
adjutant-general, shall be annually furnished the state printer on or 
before the first day of March. 

Sect. 2. The copy of the report of the insurance commissioner ; Reports to be 

/•I c 1 11 n • 1 1 r ^ i furnished April 

01 the report oi the college oi agriculture and oi the state normal i. 

school, shall be annually furnished the state printer on or before the 

first day of April. 

Sect. S. The copy of the report of the bank commissioners ; of Reports to be 
the report of the state prison; of the report of the New Hampshire i'^^^^ ^ ^^ 
asylum for the insane ; of the report of the reform school and of the 
report of the state superintendent of public instruction, shall be an- 
nually furnished the state printer on or before the first day of May. 

Sect. 4. The copy of the report of the state treasurer and of the Reports to be 
railroad commissioner shall be annually furnished the state printer i/"^^ "^^ 
on or before the first day of June. 

Sect. 5. All of the said reports shall be printed and laid before the When to be 
legislature during the first week of its session annually, excepting 
those of the state treasurer and railroad commissioners, and these 
shall be printed and laid before the legislature annually during the 
two first weeks of the session. 

Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act arcRepeaimg 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



clause. 



352 



Chapters CV, CVI. 
CHAPTER CV. 



[1874 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FIFTY-FIVE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES 
IN RELATION TO THE COLLECTION OF TAXES OF NON-RESIDENTS, 



Section 
1. Non-regident tax lists, duty of collectors. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; act takes effect June 1, 
1875. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Collector to SECTION 1. Section two of chapter fifty-five of the General Stat- 

send bill of tax- i n i i i ^ i ^i 

estoowner.andutes shall be SO amended as to read thus: 

propJrt?!^*^ "Such list shall be delivered to the collector on or before the thir- 

tieth day of May, and said collector shall, on or before the first day 
of September, send to the owners of non-resident property, or their 
ao-ents, if known, a bill of their taxes, and shall, on or before the 
first day of January following, advertise the property on which the 
taxes have not been paid for sale, in the New Hampshire Patriot, a 
newspaper printed at Concord, and also in some newspaper printed 
in the county where the property is situate, if any, otherwise in some 
adjacent county." 

Sect. 2. Sections three, four, five and six of said chapter are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on the first day of June, 
1875. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



Repealing 
clause ; act 
takes effect. 



CHAPTER CVI. 



JOmT RESOLUTION TENDERING THANTKS TO HON. B. F. PRESCOTT AND OTHERS. 

For securing and giving portraits of eminent men. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Thanks to B.F. That the thanks of the people of the state of New Hampshire are 
o&s!" ^^*^ due to the Hon. B. F. Prescott for his successful efforts during the 
past year in obtaining so many valuable portraits of New Hampshire's 
distinguished sons and revolutionary patriots to adorn the walls of 
the capitol, also to the relatives and friends of eminent men, who 
have so generously aided the same object by liberal donations, and 
that the secretary of state be requested to furnish a copy of this reso- 
lution to the Hon. B. F. Prescott and to the friends and relatives 
who have so kindly contributed to this noble and patriotic under- 
taking. 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CVII, CVIII. 353 

CHAPTER CVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO TIIE CLAIM OF THE TOWN OF CAIMPTON. 
Governor and council to audit claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the governor and council are hereby authorized to examine Governor and 
and audit the claim of the town of Campton for state bounties, and if claim, 
said claim is found to be covered by the provisions of chapter four 
thousand and sixty-seven of the pamphlet laws, to pay the same out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, with inter- 
est upon the same at the rate of six per cent, per annum from the 
date when the assignments were filed with the state auditor ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CVIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CONTRACT FOR LABOR AT THE STATE 

PRISON. 

Governor and council authorized to make allowance to prison contractor. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That his excellency the governor, with the advice and consent of Governor and 
the council, be and hereby is authorized to make such allowance to LecTtonmkeai' 
the present contractor for the labor of the convicts in the state prison on^c'ontractOT?' 
as he may deem just and for the best interests of the state ; whether 
with reference to the labor of the past year or for the remaining time 
during which the contract runs. 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



354 Chapters CIX, CX. [1874 

CHAPTER CIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ROADS AMONG THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. 

$800 for road from west line of Bartlett to Crawford House. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

from west^tae "^^-^^^ ^^® ^^^"^ ^^ eight hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
of Bartlett to ated to be laid out on the road between the west line of the town of 
House. Bartlett and the Crawford house, to be expended by an agent or 

agents appointed by the governor and council, and to be paid out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF PLNKHjUM ROAD THROUGH MARTIN'S LOCA- 
TION. 

$300 for Pinkham road through Martin's Location. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

$300 for Pink- That the sura of three hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
through Mar- ated for the repairs of the highway from a point on the road leading 
from the Glen house to Gorhara, where the Randolph and Jefferson 
road leaves the said road, through Martin's Location on the Pinkham 
road, so called, to the dwelling-house of George Wood in the town 
of Randolph, and that the same be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by an agent to 
be appointed by the governor and council for that purpose ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the said sum, 
[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



tin's location. 



1874] Chapter CXI, CXII. 355 

CHAPTER CXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE FRANCONIA 
NOTCH RO^VD IN LINCOLN. 

$300 for Fraucouia Notch road in Lincoln. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be, and the same is, hereby $300 for Frfln- 
appropriated to be laid out in building and repairing that part of the roadinLin- 
road leading through Franconia Notch which lies in the town of 
Lincoln, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- 
ated, the same to be laid out by an agent appointed by the governor, 
with advice of the council ; and the governor is authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same. 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GLEN ROAD IN THE TOWN OF GORHAM. 

$300 for Glen road in Gorham. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be, and the same hereby is, ^f^^oo forGien 
appropriated for the purpose of repairing the Glen road, so called, ham. 
in the town of Gorham, and that the same be paid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to be expended by an 
agent to be appointed by the governor and council for that purpose; 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
said sum. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



356 Chapters CXIII, CXIV, CXV. [1874 

CHAPTER CXIII. 

JOINT EJESOLUTION EST FAVOR OF ROADS IN THE WHITE MOUNTAINS. 

$400 for road from Crawford to Fabyian House. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

$400 for road That the sum of four laundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
toFabyan ated to be laid out on the road between the Crawford house and the 
House. Fabyan house, to be expended by an agent or agents appointed by 

the governor and council, and to be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXIV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR DIXVILLE ROAD. 

$200 for highway in Dixville Notch. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

wa^inDixvfue "^^^^ ^^® ^^^ °^ ^-^^^ hundred dollars be appropriated for the pur- 
Notch, pose of repairing the highway in Dixville notch ; and the Governor 

be authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money in 

the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR REPAIR OF ROADS THROUGH 

PD^vHAM NOTCH. 

$900 for roads through the Pinkham Notch. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives i?i General Court 
convened : 

$600 from Jack- That the sum of nine hundred dollars be, and hereby is, appropri- 

H?use.*^^^^ ated for the repair of roads through the Pinkham notch, in the county 

of Coos, in manner following : From the town line of Jackson to 

the Glen house, six hundred dollars ; from the south line of Gorham 



1874] Chapters CXVI, CXVII. 357 

to the Glen house, three hundred dollars; to be laid out in repairs $3oo from south 

',. . *iu ""^ '^' Gorham 

as aforesaid under the direction oi an agent or agents appointed by to Giea House. 

the governor and council, and to be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the governor is hereby auth- 
orized to draw his warrant for the same. 
[Approved July 7, 1874,] 



CHAPTER CXVI. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE ACCOUNTS OF THE ADJUTANT- 
GENERAL. 

Governor and council requested to investigate accounts of adjutant-general. 

Hetolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the governor and council be requested to investigate the man- Governor and 
agement, expenditures and accounts of the adjutant-general's office vest'igate'ac-"^ 
from the eleventh of July, 1870, to the present time, and to report ^^^^^i^ge^graL" 
the result to the legislature at its next session. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXVII. 



/ 



V 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 
$5000 appropriated to state normal school. 

Resolved hy the Senate mid House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of five thousand dollars be, and the same is, hereby ^5000 appropri- 
appropriated to the state normal school for the purpose of such im-^^^j!^*^j^^^*® ^ 
provements and repairs on the buildings, furnishing rooms, appara- 
tus, books, &c., as may be necessary, and for the procuring the 
necessary teachers needed therein ; to be expended in such manner 
as the trustees of said school may deem for its best interests ; and 
the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



358 Chapters CXVIII, CXIX. [1874 

CHAPTER CXVIII. 

JOINT EESOLUTION OF THAKKS FOR PORTRAITS. 

Thanks to those "who have presented porti-aits to the state. 

Resolved ly the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Thanks to those That the thanks of the state of New Hampshire be presented to 
seutedpoi-ti-aits the following named persons, families and associations, for their gen- 
to the state. ^^^^^ g-f^g ^^ ^^le state, as follows : To Mark H. Wentworth, for the 
portraits of Lieut. -Governor John AVentworth, Governor Benning 
Wentworth, and Governor John Wentworth ; to the friends of Hon. 
John P. Hale, for the portrait of John P. Hale ; to Frank H. Pierce, 
for the portrait of Ex-President Franklin Pierce ; to the children of 
Governor Levi Woodbury, for the portrait of Levi Woodbury ; to 
Mrs. Jesse A. Gove, for the portrait of Col. Jesse A. Gove ; to the 
children of Henry Hubbard, for the portrait of Governor Henry 
Hubbard ; to the surviving children of Gen. John McNeil, Mrs. H. 
W. Benham and Mrs. F. McNeil Potter, for the portrait of Gen. 
John McNeil; to the family of Gen. James Miller, for the portrait 
of Gen. James Miller ; to John Q,. A. Bean, for the portrait of Ben- 
ning M. Bean. And his excellency the governor and the honorable 
council and the secretary of state are hereby constituted, ex ojficiis, a 
committee to solicit, in behalf of the state, the portraits of those per- 
sons who have been prominently identified with the ecclesiastical, 
civil and military history of New Hampshire. 
[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE APPOESfTBIENT OF A COIMIMISSION TO 
REVISE, CODIFY AND AMEND THE LAWS OF THE STATE RELATING TO TAX- 
ATION, AND THE EXEMPTIONS THEREFROM. 

Three persons to be appointed to revise tax laws. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Three persons That three suitable persons be appointed by his excellency the 
to revise tax governor, with the advice of council, to revise, codify and amend the 
laws. j^^g ^£ ^l^jg state relating to taxation and the exemptions therefrom, 

and to recommend such alterations as they may find necessary to es- 
tablish an equal system of taxation in this state, and that they report 
at the next session of the general court. 
[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CXX, CXXI. 359 

CHAPTER CXX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE LIBRARY OF 

THE STATE PRISON. 

$100 appropriated to prison library. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for the re- $ioo appropri- 
pairs of the library of the state prison and for the purchase of books library. 
for the same, out of the treasury from any money not otherwise ap- 
propriated, to be expended at the discretion of the chaplain. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXI. 

JOESTT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CASE OF GENERAL FITZ JOHN PORTER. 
Re-examination of tlie case of Gen. Porter asked for. 

Whereas, General Fitz John Porter, a native of this state, was, in jyoif ofThe case 
January, A. D. 1863, convicted by a court martial of disobedience ^^Sfi '^^^^'^ 
to orders in the presence of the enemy, and of other military offences, 
and was sentenced to be cashiered and to be forever disqualified from 
holding any office under the United States ; and whereas, it is now 
generally believed that injustice was done him by the want of im- 
portant evidence which has since become accessible. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the president of the United States be respectfully requested 
to cause the charges against General Porter to be re-examined, that 
justice may be done to him and to the country ; and that his excel- 
lency the governor be requested to transmit a copy of the above pre- 
amble and resolution to the president of the United States. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



360 Chapters CXXII, CXXIII. [1874 

CHAPTER CXXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CHERRY MOUNTAIN ROAD; 

$200 appropriated for Cherry Mountain road. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

$200 appropri- That the sum of two hundred dollars be, and the same is, hereby 

ated for Cherry . , , i i • i • /• n /-ii -» r 

Mountain road, appropnated, to DC expended in the repair oi the Uherry Mountain 
road, in the town of Carroll, to be expended by an agent or agents ap- 
pointed by the governor, out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO FURNISHING CERTAIN BOOKS AND DOCU- 
MENTS TO THE LIBRARIAN OF THE PARLIAMENT OF THE DOMINION OF 
CANADA. 

Secretary of state to furnish books to library of Dominion of Canada, 

Secretary of Whereas, by chapter four of our General Statutes it is required of 

books to library the secretary of the state to distribute certain designated state pub- 
CanadT^°^°^ ligations to the several states and territories, and to the secretary of 
each of the British provinces, and whereas it appears by a communi- 
cation from the librarian of parliament of the Dominion of Canada, 
dated May 1, 1874, to the secretary of our state, that they lack sev- 
eral of our law reports to make their set complete, therefore 

J5e it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the secretary of the state be authorized and directed to procure 
such missing volumes as are necessary to make the set of New Hamp- 
shire reports complete, and that he send the same to the librarian of 
said library, and that his excellency the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant on the treasury for such sum as may be 
necessary to pay for the same out of any money not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CXXIV, CXXV, CXXVI. 361 

CHAPTER CXXIV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF INDIGENT BLIND PERSONS AND DEAF MUTES. 

Appropriation for blind and deaf and dumb. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of four thousand dollars be and hereby is appropri- $4000 for deaf 
ated for the support, clothing and education of the indigent deaf and ''"' ^™ 
dumb persons of this state in the asylum at Hartford and at Mystic 
River, Connecticut, and in the asylums or schools for deaf and dumb 
persons in Massachusetts; and the sum of three thousand dollars for $3000 for bUnd. 
the support, clothing and education of indigent blind persons of this 
state at the asylum in Boston, Massachusetts, for the current year ; 
and that said sums be expended as needed, under the direction of the 
governor, and that he be authorized to draw his Avarrant therefor. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE 

GO\"ERNOR. 

$500 appropriated for contingent fund. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of five hundred dollars be allowed as the contingent ssoo appropri- 
fund of the governor, and that he may draw his warrant therefor in pen{ fund?^''"^' 
such sums and at such times as he may deem proper. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXVL 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE LIBRARY. 
$300 appropriated to state library. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hoicse of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be appropriated for the use $300 appropd- 
of the state library, to supply deficiencies therein, and defray the ex-K/!' ^^^^^' 



362 Chapters CXXVII, CXXVIII. [1874 

penses of binding certain books and publications, and that the gov- 
ernor be authorized to draw his Avarrant therefor out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 9, 18T4.] 



CHAPTER CXXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE INTERFERENCE OF FEDERAl, OFFICERS 
WITH THE ELECTIONS. 

Attention of president called to the interference of federal ofllcers with elections. 

Attention oi Whereas, in defiance of acts of congress, and in derosration of the 

president called . . ' . , „ , i r i • t c ? 

to the interfer- constitutional rights 01 the people oi this state and oi the sovereign- 
officers with ' ty thereof, the patronage of the federal government has been notori- 
e ections. ously and persistently exerted, at the navy yard in Kittery, Maine, 
and in that part of this state which is adjacent thereto, to bribe, cor- 
rupt and intimidate voters, and to control elections as well of state 
and municipal as of national officers, 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the attention of the president of the United States be called 
to this grave and dangerous abuse, and that he be requested hence- 
forward to discountenance and prevent a practice so detrimental to 
the purity of our elections and insulting to the laws and dignity of 
the state. 

[Approved July 9, 18T4.] 



CHAPTER CXXVIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO A NEW STATE PRISON. 

Governor and council to appoint commission to examine report and upon the expediency 
and cost of a new state prison. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened .' 

Governor and That his excellency the governor, with advice of the council, be 
poSf ^^comnf^! requested to appoint three commissioners, whose duty it shall be to 
and repor™in> ^''^^^ ^^^^° Consideration the expediency and necessity of the construe- 
on the expe- tioii of a uew state prison, to procure estimates of the probable ex- 

diGiic'v fiUQ cost i ' i 1. 

of a new state pense of such prison, ascertain and report the most desirable and 
appropriate location for such an institution, and the advantages of its 
construction upon the most approved plan, and any other matters 



1874] Chapters CXXIX, CXXX. 363 

pertaining to the importance and necessity of an improved penitenti- 
ary for the use of the state, and make report in print to the next 
session of the legislature. 
[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE SALARY OF 
THE CHAPLAIN OF THE STATE PRISON. 

$800 appropriated for salary of chaplain to prison. 

Be it resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of ($800) eight hundred dollars be, »nd the same is, $80o appropri- 
hereby appropriated as the salary of the chaplain of the state prison of^^ii^'ilfn^to 
and for the instruction of the convicts, the same to be paid out of the pi'^-^n. 
treasury from any moneys not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF AGRI- 
CULTURE AND THE JMECHANIC ARTS. 

$5000 appropriated for agricultural college. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of five thousand dollars be, and the same is hereby, ^gQ^^g appropri- 
appropriated for the purpose of building a barn and suitable out-'^ted for agi-i- 

ctilturo.! col* 

buildings on the experimental farm at Hanover, and that the gov- lege. 
ernor is authorized to draw his warrant for the same upon any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 9, 1874. [ 



S64 Chapters CXXXI, CXXXII. [1874 

CHAPTER CXXXI. 

JOINT EESOLUTIOK IN FAVOR OF A ROAD IN RANDOLPH. 

$200 for repair of road in Randolph. 

Hesolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

$200 for repair That the sum of two hundred dollars be, and the same is, hereby 

doiph. ' "appropriated for the repair of the road in the town of Randolph, the 

same to be expended by an agent or agents to be appointed by his 

excellency the governor, and to be paid out of any money in the 

treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE COMPILING OF THE STATE AND PROVIN- 
CIAL RECORDS. 

Compiling of provincial records suspended, except papers relating to towns previous to 1783. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Compiling of That the compiling and publication of the state and provincial 

ords suspended records be forthwith suspended and stopped, and that all papers, 

relating to ^'^'^ documents and books in the hands of any person for such purposes 

toT?^.^'^^^^^""^ ^® immediately filed in the office of the secretary of state ; and that 

chapter four thousand two hundred and eighty-nine of the pamphlet 

laws of 1866, and any and all laws relating to this matter, be and 

hereby are repealed, and all offices created under them, be and hereby 

are abolished ; provided, however, that all matter now in the hands 

of the printer shall be printed and distributed agreeably to said 

chapter four thousand two hundred and eighty-nine of the pamphlet 

laws, — and further provided, that certain papers relating to towns 

in the state, previous to the adoption of the constitution in 1783, 

may be published and distributed agreeably to said chapter four 

thousand two hundred and eighty-nine of the pamphlet laws. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CXXXIII, CXXXIV, CXXXV. 365 

CHAPTER CXXXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE PRINTING OF THE ANNUAL REPORT OF 
THE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE. 

Agricultural report to be made to legislature in ivritiug. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the annual report of the board of aarriculture shall be made -'^PfricuUurai 

,, r-ii T ^ ^ • ^ • • • ^ I'eport to be 

by the secretary oi said board to the legislature in writing, on or be- made to legis- 
fore the second Wednesday in June, and all acts and parts of acts ing. 
inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 
[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIV. 

.^J>f ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF WILLIAM H. H. ALLEN, JUDGE OF PROBATE, 
AND OTHER OFFICERS OF SULLIV^VN COUNTY. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, I!v«™°X^i of., 

• . >Vni. H. XI. Al- 

satisfied that the public good requires that William PI. H. Allen, len, ira Corny, 
judge of probate for the county of Sullivan, Ira Colby, jr., solic-ciaggett. 
itor for said county, and Rufus P. Claggett, sheriff of said county, 
should no longer hold and retain their said offices, respectfully ad- 
dress and request your excellency, with the consent of the council, to 
remove the said William H. IP. Allen, the said Ira Colby, jr., and 
the said Rufus P. Claggett from the offices which they respectively 
hold. 

[Passed June 18, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXXV. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF SILAS ILiRDY. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor. 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, p°i?"^'?i ^^ ^^' 
satisfied that the public good requires that Silas Hardy, judge of pro- ' 
bate for Cheshire county, should no longer hold and retain said office, 
respectfully address and request your excellency, with the advice and 
consent of the council, to remove said Hardy from his said office. 

[Passed June 2S, 1874.] 



366 Chapters CXXXVI, CXXXVIT. [1874 

CHAPTER CXXXVI. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVj^iX OF LAEKIN D. MASON, LEAVITT H. EASTJIAN 
AND JOSLVH [H.] HOBBS. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamf- 
shire : 

Removal of L. The Senate and house of representatiA^es in general court convened, 

EaBtnianandj! Satisfied that the public good requires that Larkin D. Mason, judge of 

H. Hobbs. probate for Carroll county, and Leavitt H. Eastman, sheriff for said 

county, and Josiah H. Hobbs, solicitor for said county, should no 

longer hold and retain said offices, respectfully address and request 

your excellency, with advice and consent of the council, to remove the 

said Mason, Eastman and Hobbs from their said offices. 

[Passed June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXXVII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CERTAES" OFFICERS IN COOS COUNTY. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp' 
shire : 

Removal of E. The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 
^ar^idricii'^B' satisfied that the public good requires that E. George Eogers, sheriff, 
r.'^uddeu ami Edgar Aldrich, solicitor, Benjamin F. Whidden, judge of probate, 
' and John M. Whipple, register of probate, all of the county of Coos 
in said state, should no longer hold and retain their said offices, re- 
spectfully address and request your excellency, with the consent of 
the council, to remove the said E. George Rogers, sheriff, Edgar Al- 
drich, solicitor, Benjamin F. Whidden, judge of probate, and John 
M. Whipple, register of probate, from their said offices. 
[Passed June 26, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CXXXVIII, CXXXIX, CXL. 367 

CHAPTER CXXXVIII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF DANIEL G. BEEDE, STATE SUPERDfTENDEXT 
OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, Q^^^gJ^g ^^ ^' 
satisfied that the public good requires that Daniel G. Beede, state 
superintendent of public instruction, should no longer hold and retain 
his said office, respectfully address and request your excellency, with 
the advice of the council, to remove the said Daniel G. Beede from 
the office which he holds. 

[Passed June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIX. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF IS^IAC A. HILL, REGISTER OF PROBATE FOR 
THE COUNTY OF MERRIM.VCK, AND FRANK S. DODGE, SHERIFF OF SAID 
COUNTY. 

[Jb His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire .•] 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, Removal ot 
satisfied that the public good requires that Isaac A. Hill, register ofaiia^F. s".' ^ 
probate for the county of Merrimack, and Frank S. Dodge, she riff •'^°'^=®' 
for said county, should no longer hold and retain said offices, respect- 
fully address and request your excellency, with the advice of the 
council, to remove the said Hill and Dodge from their said offices 
respectively. 

[Passed June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXL. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF DAVID CROSS AND OTHERS FROM OFFICE. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened. Removal of Da- 
satisfied that the public good requires that David Cross, judge of pro- Dearborn, " 
bate for the county of Hillsborough ; Cornelius V. Dearborn, register samuei Uptou! 
of probate for the county of Hillsborough; Charles Scott, shenff of i-|;^^\^^^l; 
the county of Hillsborough ; Samuel Upton, judge of the police court MusSf"^^^^'^^' 



368 Chaptees CXLI, CXLII. [1874 

of Manchester ; Henry E. Burnham, special justice of the police 
court of Manchester; Edward P. Emerson, judge of the police court 
of Nashua, and Henry Parkinson, special justice of the police court 
of Nashua, should no longer hold and retain their said offices, re- 
spectfully address and request your excellency, with advice and con- 
sent of the council, to remove said Cross, Dearborn, Scott;, Upton, 
Burnham, Emerson and Parkinson from their said offices. 
[Passed June 30, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXLI. 

AN ADDKESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF LYUIAN T. FLINT. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

Removal of L. The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 

T. Flint. . . , " 

satisfied that the public good requires that Lyman T. Flint, solic- 
itor for Merrimack county, should no longer hold and retain his 
said office, respectfully address and request your excellency, with ad- 
vice and consent of the council, to remove the said Lyman T. Flint 
from said office. 

[Passed June 30, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXLIL 



[AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF DANIEL HALL, JUDGE OF THE POLICE 

COXJRT OF DOVER.] 

To His Excellency James A, Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

Removi^of Xhe senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 

satisfied that the public good requires that Daniel Hall, judge of the 
police court of the city of Dover, should no longer hold and retain 
said office, respectfully address and request your excellency, with 
consent of the council, to remove said Daniel Hall therefrom. 
[Passed June 30, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CXLIII, CXLIV. 369 

CHAPTER CXLIII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF DAVED C. BATCHELDER, SHERIFF OF THE 

COUNTY OF BELKNAP. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, Q®BaM?eider?' 
satisfied that the public good requires that David C. Batchelder, 
sheriff for the county of Belknap, should no longer hold and retain 
said office, respectfully address and request your excellency, with the 
consent of the council, to remove the said David C. Batchelder from 
said office. 

[Passed June 30, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXLIV. 

ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF DAVID R. LANG, TYLER WESTGATE, EVARTS 
W. FARR AND M ANSON S. BROWN. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened. Removal of d. 
satisfied that the public good requires that David R. Lang, judge of ^/g^tgafe.i^w! 
probate for the county of Grafton, Tyler Westgate, register of pro- g^Jj^^^'^ ^" ^' 
bate for said county, Evarts W. Farr, solicitor for said county, and 
Manson S. Brown, sheriff of said county, should no longer hold and 
retain their said offices, respectfully address and request your excel- 
lency, with the consent of the council, to remove the said David E.. 
Lang, Tyler Westgate, Evarts W. Farr and Manson S. Brown from 
the offices which they respectively hold. 

[Passed June 30, 1874.] 



3T0 Chapters CXLV, CXLVI. [1874 

CHAPTER CXLV. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JAIMES H. EDGERLY, JOHN R. VARNEY 
AND JOSEPH JONES, JUDGE AND REGISTER OF PROBATE AND SHERIFF 
RESPECTIVELY OF THE COUNTY OF STRAFFORD. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

Removal of J. The senate and house of representatives In general court convened, 
R.' Vffmey^aiici Satisfied that the public good requires that James H. Edgerly, judge 
Joseph Jones, of probate, John E. Varney, register of probate, and Joseph Jones, 
sheriff, respectively, for the county of Strafford, should no longer 
hold and retain their said offices, respectfully address and request 
your excellency, with the advice and consent of the council, to re- 
move the said James H. Edgerly, John R,. Varney and Joseph Jones 
from said offices respectively. 
[Passed June 30, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXLVI. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF ELISHA F. LANE, DAUPHIN Vf. BUCKMIN- 
STER AND LEONARD WELLINGTON. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor : 

Removal of E. Xhe senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 
Buckminster satisfied that the public good requires that Elisha F. Lane, sheriff of 
ton. ' "' the county of Cheshire, Dauphin W. Buckminster, register of probate 

for said county, and Leonard Wellington, solicitor for said county, 
should no longer hold and retain their said offices, respectfully ad- 
dress and request your excellency, with the advice and consent of the 
council, to remove the said Lane, Buckminster and Wellington from 
the offices which they respectivelv hold. 
[Passed June 30, 1874.] 



1874] CiiAPTEKs CXLVII, CXLVIII, CXLIX. 371 

CHAPTER CXLVII. 

AJ^ ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JA>IES W. ODLIN, SHERIFF OF ROCKING- 
HAM COUNTY. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives In general court convened, Removal of J. 
satisfied that the public good requires that James W. Odlin, the 
sheriff of the county of Rockingham, should no longer hold that 
office, respectfully address and request you to remove him therefrom. 

[Passed July 2, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXLVIII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JOHX W. CURRIER FROM THE OFFICE OF 
SOLICITOR FOR THE COUNTY OF BELKNAP. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, Removal of j. 
satisfied that the public good requires that John W. Currier, solicitor ' ^^^^^' 
for the county of Belknap, should no longer hold and retain said 
office, respectfully address and request your excellencv, with the ad- 
vice of the honorable council, to remove said John AV, Currier from 
said office. 

[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXLIX. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JOSEPH CLARK. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, Removal of Jo- 
satisfied that the public good requires that Joseph Clark, of Plymouth, ^^^ 
a justice of the peace for the county of Grafton, by reason of the 
causes stated in the annexed report and decree of the supreme court 
thereon, should no longer hold and retain said office, respectfully ad- 
dress and request your excellency, with consent of the council, to re- 
move said Joseph Clark therefrom. 

[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



372 Chapteks CL, CLI, CLII. [1874 

CHAPTER CL. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JOHN B. HASELTESTE AJSTD MARTIN H. 

COCHRAN. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor: 

Removal of J. The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 
and M.H.Coch- satisfied that the public good requires that John B. Haseltine, justice 
^^^' of the police court of the town of Pembroke,, and Martin H. Coch- 

ran, associate justice of said court, should no longer hold and retain 
said offices, respectfully address and request your excellency, with the 
advice and consent of the council, to remove said John B. Haseltine 
and Martin H. Cochran from their offices. 
[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLI. 

AN aU)DRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF CHARLES A. TUFTS, SPECIAL JUSTICE OF 
THE POLICE COURT FOR THE CITY OF DOVER. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of New Hampshire : 

Removal of c. The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 
A. Tufts. satisfied that the public good requires that Charles A. Tufts, special 

justice of the police court for the city of Dover, should no longer 
hold and retain his said office, respectfully address and request your 
excellency, with the advice and consent of the council, to remove the 
said Charles A. Tufts from said office. 
[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLII. 

AN ADDRESS FOR THE REMOV^VL OF JOHN M. m\JNES. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

Removal of J. The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 

M.Hames, satisfied that the public good requires that John M. Haines, adjutant, 

inspector and quartermaster general of said state, should no longer 

hold and retain the said office of adjutant, inspector and quartermas- 



1874] Chapters CLIII, CLIV. 373 

ter general, respectfully address and request your excellency, with 
the consent of the council, to remove the said John M, Haines from 
said office. 

[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLIII. 

AN AJDDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF WILLIAM W. FLETCHER, THOMAS E. 
HATCH AJSTD WINEORN A. SANBORN, COM]\nSSIONERS ON FISHERIES. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire : 

The senate and house of representatives In general court convened, Removal of w. 
satisfied that the public good requires that William W. Fletcher, ^; Hatoh^'a^ 
Thomas E. Hatch and Winborn A. Sanborn, should no longer hold w. a. Sanborn. 
and retain the offices of commissioners on fisheries, respectfully ad- 
dress and request your excellency, with consent of the council, to 
remove said Fletcher, Hatch and Sanborn from their said offices. 

[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLIV. 

ADDRESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF JOSEPH H. WORCESTER AND EBENTIZER J. 
MATHAS, JUSTICE AND SPECL\L JUSTICE OF THE POLICE COURT OF THE 
TOWN OF ROCHESTER. 

To His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire: 

The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, Removal of j. 
satisfied that the public good requires that Joseph H. Worcester, jus- arid e. j. 
tice of the police court of the town of Rochester, and Ebenezer J. ^^^has. 
Mathas, special justice of said court, should no longer hold and 
retain said offices, respectfully address and request your excellency, 
with consent of the council, to remove said Joseph H. Worcester 
and Ebenezer J, Mathas therefrom. 

[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



374 Chapters CLV, CLVI. [1874 

CHAPTER CLV. 

AN ADDEESS FOR THE REMOVAL OF HON. DANIEL W. EDGERLY, JUDGE OF THE 
POLICE COURT FOR THE TOWN OF FARMINGTON. 

[Tb His Excellency James A. Weston, Governor of the State of New Hamp- 
shire .•] 

Removal of D. The senate and house of representatives in general court convened, 
^^^^' satisfied that the public good requires that Hon. Daniel W. Edgerly, 
judge of the police court for the town of Farmington, should no longer 
hold and retain his said office, respectfally address and request your 
excellency, with the consent of the council, to remove the said Hon. 
Daniel W. Edgerly from the office which he now holds. 
[Passed July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLVI. 

# 

NAMES CHANGED BY THE JUDGES OF PROBATE. 

Change of 

names. E.OCKINGHAM CouNTY. — Charles Franklin Cary takes the name of 

Charles Franklin Wells ; Lillian Ann Diedrich takes the name of 

Lillian Ann Abbott. 

Strafford County. — Hattie May Varney, of Straffiard, takes the 
name of Hattie May Tuttle ; Winnie B, Jenkins, of Rollinsford, 
takes the name of Winnie B. Wormwood ; Annie Bell Tuttle of 
Dover, takes the name of Annie Bell Hall. 

Belknap County. — Clarinda D. Oilman, of Laconia, takes the 
name of Clarinda D. Knowles ; Ellen A. Moulton, of Gilford, takes 
the name of Ellen A. Corliss ; Aslinie M. Elkins, of Gilford, takes 
the name of Aslinie M. Hill ; Warren C. Howard, of Center Harbor, 
takes the name of Warren Howard Leavitt. 

Carroll County. — Capatola L. Bradley takes the name of Cap- 
atola L. Kenney ; Albert Johnson takes the name of Albert Johnson 
Ham ; Katie Meserve takes the name of Katie Effer Chase. 

Cheshire County. — Susan Sophia Pierce Mansfield, of Keene, 
takes the name of Susan Sophia Pierce. 

Grafton County. — Rosetta M. Colby, of Lyme, takes the name 
of Rosetta M. Balch ; George B. Greenough, of Lyme, takes the 
name of George B. Balch ; Hattie Jane Brooks, of Lyme, takes the 
name of Hattie Jane Balch ; William Manson Abel, of Plymouth, 
takes the name of William Manson Brown. 

Coos County. — Ellen Minerva Thomas, of Lancaster, takes the 
name of Ellen Minerva Banfield ; Anna Belle Pottle, of Lancaster, 
takes the name of Anna Belle Whipple ; Jennie Hartshorn, of Lan- 
caster, takes the name of Jennie Wilson ; Clara Loller, of Gorham, 



1874] Chapter CLVI. 375 

takes the name of Clara Reed ; William LoUer, of Gorham, takes 
the name of William Reed ; Joseph B. Cloutman, of Lancaster, takes 
the name of Joseph B. Cloudman ; William Henry Wentworth, of 
Lancaster, takes the name of William Henry Hanson ; 011a M. 
Brackett, of Lancaster, takes the name of Flora Belle Remick. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER CLVII. 

j^ ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME AND INCREASE THE CAPITAL OF THE IMAN- 
CHESTER PRINT WORKS AND MILLS. 

Section I Section 

1. Name changed to Manchester Mills. 3. Act takes effect on its passage. 

2. Capital stock increased $500,000. I 

Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The Manchester Print Works and Mills, a corporation to Manchester 
duly incorporated and organized at Manchester, in the county of 
Hillsborough, shall hereafter be called and known as the Manchester 
Mills. 

Sect. 2. Said INIanchester Mills corporation is hereby authorized ?^^4Sed ^*°*^^ 
to increase its capital stock not exceeding in the aggregate five huii- $500,000. 
dred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. oultSS* 

[Approved June 18, 1874.] 



378 Chapters CLVIII, CLIX. [1874 

CHAPTER CLVIII. 

AN ACT TO INCOEPORATE THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS, LODGE NUM- 
BER TWO, IN NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Corporation established; its purposes 

and powers. 

2. Eii-st meeting, how and by whom called. ' 



Section 
3. Act subject to repeal ; takes effect on pas- 
sage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Mouse of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That Daniel McKenna, Timothy Eock, Peter Key- 
tabiished; its nolcls. Jeremiah C. Sullivan and M. Charles McGlynn, their associ- 

purposesand ' ^ . , t i , t i ■, 

powers. ates, successors and assigns, be, and hereby are, created a body 

corporate and politic, by the name of Lodge Number Two, Ancient 
Order of Hibernians, in Nashua, for such charitable and benevolent 
purposes as the corporation may designate ; and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend, to final judgmeat and execu- 
tion; and shall be, and hereby is, invested with all the powers and 
privileges, and made subject to all the liabilities, of corporations of a 
similar nature ; and may take and hold real and personal estate, by 
donation, bequest, or otherwise, for the purpose of said corporation, 
to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, and the 
same sell, convey or otherwise dispose of at pleasure, 
how' aiuf'^'iw Sect. 2. The first five persons above named, or any three of them, 
whom called, may call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice to 
each of the persons named in this act, or by one publication in some 
daily newspaper published in said Nashua, seven days at least prior 
to said meeting. 
Act subject to Sect. o. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act at 
effect 'oif pas- their pleasure ; and the act shall take efiect upon its passage, 
sage. [Approved June 18, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLIX. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE PHARMACEUTIC^iE ASSOCIA- 

TION. 



Section 

1. Corporation established. 

2. Its purposes and powers. 

3. First meeting, how and by Whom called. 



SECTION 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That Charles A. Tufts, Charles F. Hildreth, Henry B, 

tabiished. j'oster, Charles S. Eastman, George F. Underbill, Isaac N. Perley, 

James W. White, William H. Vickery, Joseph H. Thacher, Charles 



1874] Chapter CLX. 379 

C. Toplif, Charles A. Merrill, William R. Preston and Samuel F. 
Murry, their associates and successors, are hereby constituted a body 
politic and corporate, by the name of the New Hampshire Pharma- 
ceutical Association, for the purpose of promoting the knowledge of 
pharmacy, with all the powers and privileges, and subject to all the 
duties, restrictions and liabilities by law incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. That said corporation be authorized to adopt such course its purposes 
and take such measures as may be deemed best, to promote the knowl- ^'^ ^' ^^ ^^' 
edge in compounding medicines and articles in accordance with the 
method and rules of the United States Dispensatory and Pharmaco- 
poeia, and for the purposes of the association, may purchase, hold or 
sell real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 3. That the two persons first named in this act may call the ^i^st meeting, 
first meeting of the corporation, by giving a written notice to each of whom called, 
the grantees, of the time and place of meeting, twelve days at least 
before such day of meeting. 

Sect. 4. That the legislature may at any time alter, amend or re- Subject -to re- 
peal this act whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. 

Sect. 5. That this act shall take effect from and after its passage. o^nits^paLage?* 

[Approved June 18, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLX. 

AN ACT TO IXCOEPORATE THE FREKCH CANilDIAN SOCIETY TST CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Corporation established; its purposes 

and powers. 

2. First meeting, how and by whom called. 



Section 
3. Act may be repealed ; takes eflfect on its 
passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That James McCauley, Nazaine Isabelle, Samuel coi-poratiou es- 
McCauley, Joseph Phaneuf, Magloire Bienvenue, Benjamin Oiuelette, purposlg' \^nd 
Trank X. Larocque, Noe Phaneuf, Louis Rocheleau, Amable Bien- powers, 
venue and Louis Boule, their associates, successors and assigns, be, 
and hereby are, created a body corporate and politic b}^ the name of 
the French Canadian Society in Concord, for such charitable and be- 
nevolent purposes as the corporation may designate ; and by that 
name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend, to final judgment 
and execution, and shall be, and hereby is, invested with all the pow- 
ers and privileges, and made subject to all the liabilities, of corpora- 
tions of a similar nature; and may take and hold real and personal 
estate, by donation, bequest, or otherwise, for the purpose of said cor- 
poration, to an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, 
and the same sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of at pleasure. 



380 Chapter CLXI. [1874 

First meeting, Sect. ^. The first five persons above named, or any three of them, 

how and by n ^ f • r - -i • t • • • 

whom called, may caii tne nrst meeting oi said, corporation, by giving notice to 
each of the persons named in this act, or by one publication in some 
daily newspaper published in said Concord, seven days, at least, prior 
to said meeting. 

Act maybe re- 8ect. 3. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act at 

eflectonits'pas- their pleasure, and the act shall take effect upon its passage. 

^^^^- [Approved June 18, 18T4.] 



CHAPTER CLXI. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WIXNIPESAUKEE CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation established. 

2. Its purposes and powers. 

3. First meeting, how and by whom called. 



SECTION' 

4. Property exempt from taxation. 

5. Act subject to repeal. 

C. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Corporation es- Section 1. That Silas G. Kellogg, Theodore L. Flood, George N. 
Bryant, Otis Cole, Joseph H. Brown, B. Whiteraore Chase, Levi E. 
AVeeks, A. H. Jewett, Hiram Gilman, L. P. Durgin, John L. Keelley, 
William P. Hill, Chase W. Cawley, Dustin D. Keniston, Jeremiah 
L. Jewett and Jason Titus, their associates, successors and assigns, 
be, and hereby are, made a body politic and corporate, by the name 
of the Winnipesaukce Camp Meeting Association, for the purpose of 
promoting earnest Christianity, and the maintenance of an annual 
camp meeting near the Weirs station, on the Boston, Concord and 
Montreal railroad, in the town of Laconia, under the auspices of the 
Methodist Episcopal church, and for such other religious, moral, 
charitable and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from time 
to time designate ; and by that name may sue and be sued, defend 
and be defended, use a common seal, and establish all by-laws and 
regulations which may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this 
act; and have all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the 
liabilities, by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

and^powera^ Sect. 2. Said Corporation may purchase, take and hold, by deed, 

gift, bequest, devise or otherwise, real and personal estate, for the 
purposes of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars, and may improve, use, sell and convey, or other- 
wise dispose of the same at pleasure. It shall also have the power 
to build and keep in repair such highways as it may deem necessary 
for the purposes aforesaid, with the right to connect with and inter- 
sect any other highway in said town of Laconia. Said corporation 
is hereby vested with authority to appoint so many special agents to 
act as conservators of the peace as it may deem necessary, who shall 
have the same power and authority in relation to the disturbance of 



1874] 



Chapter CLXII. 



381 



any meeting, or any breach of the peace committed upon or about 
the grounds or property of said corporation, as is given by existing 
laws to poUce officers and watchmen. 

Sect. 3. The three persons first named in this act are authorized First meeting, 
to call the first meeting of the members of said corporation, at such whom called, 
time and place as they shall see fit, within ninety days after the pas- 
sage of this act, by personal notice to each member, or by publication 
in such paper as they may designate, three weeks successively. 

Sect. 4. Any real or personal estate held by said corporation as Property ex- 
aforesaid, shall be exempt from taxation. aUon/*^"^ 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal Act subject to 
this act whenever the public good shall require the same. '^*''"^'' ' 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from its passasre. Act takes effect 

loiQ-r/T on Its passage. 

[Approved June 18, 18^4.] 



CHAPTER CLXII. 



AN ACT TO incorporate THE CHRISTIAN EDUCATIONAL SOCIETY. 



Sectiox 

1. Qorporation established. 

2. Its purpose. 

3. May create a fund; how used. 

4. Its members. 

5. May make by-laws, 

6. Board of trustees. 

7. Officers of the corporation. 



Section 

8. Vacancies may be filled, how. 

9. Place of annual meeting. 

10. Bond of treasurer. 

11. First meeting. 

12. Act subject to repeal. 

13. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That Orren J. "Wait, John W. Simonds, Person C. Shaw, corporation i 
John Proctor, H. W. Eaton, S. A. Hutchinson, John W. Tilton, Charles tabiished. 
P. Smith, Isaac K. Gage, E. H. Wright, Nathan A. Moultou, John 
P. Carr, Warren F. Daniell, Jesse Simonds and C. A. Tillinghast be 
and are hereby constituted a corporation by the name Christian Ed- 
ucational Society ; and they and such other persons as shall be duly 
elected members of said corporation at the annual meeting thereof, 
according to such by-laws as may hereafter be established, shall re- 
main a body politic and corporate by said name, and shall be vested 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities of 
corporations of similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may establish and maintain an institution its purpose. 
of learning for the education of youth of both sexes and for their in- 
struction in useful knoM^edge, may erect and maintain suitable build- 
ings therefor, and may hold real and personal estate to any amount 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the income of which shall be 
applied for the use and benefit of said institution. 



382 Chapter CLXII. [1874 

May create a Sec'T. 3. Said corporation may create and hold a permanent fund 
n'sed.' to any amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, the principal of 

Avhich shall remain intact, but said corporation may, at its option, use 
the income thereof, or, if any portion of said fund shall stand in stock 
or subscription notes and the like securities, may assess the same, as 
its wants may require, not exceeding six per centum annually. These 
incomes may be used and applied for the purpose of maintaining said 
institution of learning, or in aiding indigent and worthy students in 
acquiring an education. All gifts, donations, bequests or legacies 
made or may hereafter be made to said corporation for the purposes 
stated in this and in the preceding section shall be held as disposed 
of according to the directions of the person or persons so giving or 
bequeathing, if made at or before the time such property passes to 
said corporation ; but if no such directions as aforesaid be made, said 
gifts, bequests or legacies shall be deemed a part of said permanent 
fund. 
Its members. Sect. 4. The members of said corporation shall not exceed thirty- 
six at any one time, a majority of whom shall be members of the 
Christian denomination, so called, and shall be elected in three equal 
classes for a term of three years, one class retiring annually. 
May make by- Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have power to make such by-laws 
^^^®" as are necessary and proper for the management of its affairs, pro- 

vided they are not repugnant to the laws of the state nor to the pro- 
visions of this act. 
Board of trus- Sect. 6. Said Corporation at its annual meeting shall elect by bal- 
lot a board of trustees, not exceeding fifteen in number, who shall be 
divided into three equal classes and shall hold their office for a term 
of three years or until others are duly chosen and qualified, one class 
retiring annually. Said trustees shall be sworn to a faithful per- 
formance of the duties of their office, and a majority of said trustees 
shall be members of the Christian denomination, so called. 
Officers of the Sect. 7. Said trustees shall annually elect from their number a 
coi-pora ion. president of the board and of the corporation, a vice-president, sec- 
retary, treasurer and an executive committee consisting of not less than 
three persons. The persons named in the first section of this act 
shall constitute the board of trustees until others be duly chosen, 
yacanciesmay Sect, 8. Vacancies occurring in the members of aforesaid corpo- 

be filled, how. . ^ t n ^ r^^ ^ r ^ -i 

tion or board oi trustees may be tilled, for the unexpired terms, at a 
legal meeting of said corporation or said board of trustees, wherein 
the vacancies may exist. 

Place of annu- Sect. 9. Annual meetings of said corporation shall be held at the 
place where the aforesaid institution of learning is located. 

Bond of treas- Sect. 10. The treasurer of said trustees and said corporation shall 
give bonds, with two good and sufficient sureties, for the faithful per- 
formance of duty in a sum that shall amply secure said trustees and 
corporation for all funds and other property which may come into his 
hands. Said sum shall not be less than the amount of funds en- 
trusted to his keeping. 

First meetmg. Sect. 11. The three first persons named in this act, or any two of 
them, are hereby authorized to call the first meeting of said corpora- 
tion by giving personal notice to said corporators herein named of 
the time and place of said meeting. 



1874] Chapter CLXIII. 383 

Sect. 12. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repealAct subject to 
this act, whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. ^^^^^ ' 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Act takes efl-ect 

FA 1 -r r,4 ic,^ < -, i'& on Its passage. 

[Approved June 24, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXIII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WINCHESTER CONGREGATIONAX, SABBATH- 
SCHOOL. 



Section 

1. Corporation established; its powers. 

2. First meeting. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That William M. Hubbard, Samuel Atherton, Mo wry corporation es- 

tablishei' 
powers. 



Saben, Sampson W. Buffum, William Atherton, Ellery Albee, John '''^'^"'^'"'^' "^ 



I, Coxeter, Harvey Dudley, Levi Saben, William Smith, Lucius 
Smith, La Fayette Buffum, Jonathan B. Atherton, Jedediah Buffum 
and Alvin H. Holman, their associates and successors, be, and they 
hereby are, made a body politic and corporate, by the name of the 
Winchester Congregational Sabbath-School, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and shall be vested with all the privileges, and subject to all 
the liabilities incident to similar corporations; and may acquire and 
hold, by donation or otherwise, real and personal estate not exceed- 
ing ten thousand dollars in value at any one time, and may sell or 
otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. Said corporators, or any three of them, may call the first First meeting. 
meeting of the corporation, at such time and place and in such man- 
ner as they may deem expedient. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved June 36, 1874.] on its passage. 



184 



Chapters CLXIV, CLXV. 
CHAPTER CLXIV, 



[1874 



AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE FRANIvLIN LODGE OF FREEMASONS. 



Section 

1. Act revived, and officers recognized. 

2. Annual meeting; lodge may hold prop- 

erty. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Re'presentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Act revived, SECTION 1. The provisions of the act, passed December 20, 1820, 

ogniz^?^^^^°' entitled ''An act to incorporate Franklin Lodge, Number Six, in 
Lebanon," are hereby revived and continued in force as fully and 
completely as if hereby re-enacted anew ; and the officers of said 
lodge are hereby recognized as duly and legally elected to their re- 
spective offices under the provisions of said act hereby revived. 
Annual meet- Sect. 2. The annual meeting of said lodge shall be holden at such 
h^d property.^ time and upon such notice as the by-laws may prescribe, and said 
lodge is hereby authorized and empowered to purchase and hold real 
and personal estate, for the purposes of said lodge, to an amount not 
exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars in value. 
Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
onits passage. [Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXV. 



AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE MOUNT WASHINGTON LODGE OF 

FREEMASONS. 



Section 

1. Act revived. 

2. First meeting. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The act entitled "An act to incorporate the Mount 
Washington Lodge of Freemasons," passed June session, one thou- 
sand eight hundred and seventy-three, shall be, and the same is 
hereby, revived, and shall be in force. 

Sect. 2. Section three of said act shall be so amended that the 
first meeting of said corporation shall be called within six months 
after the passage of this act, instead of thirtv davs as therein provid- 
ed. 

Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

on its passage. [Approved June 26, 1874.] 



Act revived. 



First meeting. 



1874] Chapters CLXVl, CLXVII. 385 

CHAPTER CLXVL 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COLU^NIBIAN MANIITACTURING COMPANY TO IN- 
CREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 

Section I Section 

1. Capital 6tock increased. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The Columbian Manufacturing Company, a corpoi\a- ^'J.^^SeJ,*'^^ 
tion duly established by law, and having its principal place of busi- 
ness at Greenville, in the county of Hillsborough, is hereby authoriz- 
ed to increase its capital stock not exceeding the sum of two hundred 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Act takes effect 

r 1 a on its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 18/4.] 



CHAPTER CLXVII. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF ANDOVER ACADEMY. 

Section | Section 

1. Charter revived. 4. Act takes effect on its passage. 

2. First meeting, how and by whom called. 3. Corporation may lease or convey its 

I property. 

Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the act passed June 23, 1848, incorporating Charter re- 
Andover Academy, is hereby revived. vived. 

Sect. 2. That John Proctor, John M. Shirley and Nathan Wood- First meeting, 
bury, jr., or any two of them, may call a meeting of said corporation, ^^^mcaUed. ^ 
by posting notices therefor at two public places in said Andover, 
ten days prior to such meeting, at which all necessary officers may 
be chosen, and any business may be transacted. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may lease any of its buildings, or other corporation 
property, or convey the same, to be used for educational purposes, in conveylts^prop^- 
said town, to any association, corporation, or individuals, upon such ^'^■'^* 
terms and conditions as it may see fit. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. xVct takes effect 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] on its passage. 



386 Chapter CLXVIII. [1874 

CHAPTER CLXVIII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPOEATE THE TRUSTEES OF THE ORPHANS' HOIVIE AT CON- 
CORD. 



Section 

1. Corporation established ; its powers and 

purposes. 

2. First meeting, Avliat may be done at. 



Section 
3. Act subject to repeal; takes effect on its 
passage. 



Be if, enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That William W. Niles, Henry A. Coit, Joseph H. 

tablished ' its ... .• 

powers and Coit, Josiah Minot, Albert R. Hatch, and their associates are hereby 
pmposes. incorporated and made a body politic, under the name of The Trus- 
tees of the Orphans' Home of Concord. Said corporation may take, 
hold and manage such property as may be obtained by donation or 
otherwise, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, for the 
purpose of maintaining, educating, or otherwise aiding children who 
have lost one or both parents, or are otherwise destitute, and of aid- 
ing or supporting the families of deceased clergymen, and of persons 
devoted to the care, nursing and relief of the sick and indigent. 
They may also receive all such minor children as may be bound to 
them under indenture by their surviving parent or guardian, accord- 
ing to the laws of this state relating to master and apprentice, and 
shall have the same rights and be subject to the same liabilities in 
regard to children so bound, as other masters may lawfully have. 
First meeting, Sect. 2. William W. Nilcs, Henry A. Coit and Joseph H. Coit, 
done at. or any two of them, may call the first meeting of this corporation, 

at which or any subsequent meeting associates may be admitted, va- 
cancies supplied, and by-laws established, not inconsistent with the 
laws of the state. 
Act subject to Sect. 3. This act shall be subject to alteration, amendment or 
effect on its ims'^ repeal by the general court ; and the same shall take effect and be in 
sage. force from its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CLXIX, CLXX. 387 

CHAPTER CLXIX. 

AN ACT CHANGING THE NAME OF THE FIRST UNIVEESALIST SOCIETY IN 

WINCHESTER. 

Section | Section 

1. Name ehangecL I 2. Act takes eflect on Its pasaage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The First Univcrsalist Society in Winchester shall Name changed, 
hereafter be known as the First Univcrsalist Parish in Winchester, and 
by that name may sue and be sued, and generally shall have and possess 
all the rights and be subject to all the liabilities of like corporations 
under the laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] "" "^ ''''''^'• 



CHAPTER CLXX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OE THE CHARTER OF THE UPRER CONNECTICUT RIVER 
AND LAKE IMPROVEMENT COMPANY, APPROVED JULY 1, 1803, AND OF THE 
ACT IN AMENDJIENT THERETO, APPROVED JULY 1, 1867. 



Section 
1. Remedy of party injured by Baid compa- 
ny. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Sp:ction 1, That if the owner of any property situated within the Remedy of par- 
chartered limits of said named acts, shall feel that his property is said compauy.'^ 
damaged by any improvement made, or act done, by virtue of the 
second section of said first mentioned act, he may apply by petition 
to the supreme court of the judicial district of the county of Coos, in 
which said property is situated, and said court shall cause said com- 
pany to be cited to answer to the same; and said court shall cause 
said matters and claim for damages, as well past as prospective, to be 
tried and estimated by a committee of three disinterested freeholders 
of said county, whose report being made to said court, and judgment 
being rendered thereon, the same shall be final and conclusive be- 
tween the parties ; provided, however, if either party is dissatisfied 
with said report of the committee, and shall at the term of said court 
at which such report is returned, apply to said court for a trial by 
jury, the court shall grant such trial, and shall try and determine the 
same ; and judgment being rendered upon the verdict of the jury 
shall be final. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] • on its passage. 



388 



Chapter CLXXI. 
CHAPTER CLXXI. 



[1874 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HINSDALE SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation established. 

2. Duties in regard to deposits. 

3. Limitation as to real estate; duties as to 

loans. 

4. Not to issue bills ; as to compensation of 

officers; books to be open to inspection. 

5. Officers, their election and tenure of of- 

fice. 

6. Members may be chosen; a quorum. 



Section 

7. May make by-laws. 

8. May have a seal; bound by acts of treas- 

urer. 

9. Deposit made by minor may be paid to 

him ; not liable as trustee of minor. 

10. First meeting, how and by whom called. 

11. Act subject to repeal; takes effect on its 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Corporation es- SECTION 1. That C. J. Amltlon, Geo. Robertson, Geo. S. Wilder, 
tabiished. ^ jjg^^.y Hopkins, Lorenzo Stebbins, Geo. W. Lewis, Geo. E. 
Howe, J. S. Beaman, T. W. Sabin, C. N. Welch, Philip Barrett, 
Henry M. Jones, J. R. Holman, F. W. Robertson, C F. Polley and 
Robt. McCoughren be, and they hereby are, constituted a corporation 
by the name of the Hinsdale Savings Bank, to be located in the town 
of Hinsdale, and they and such others as shall be duly elected members 
of said corporation, as hereinafter provided, shall be and remain a body 
politic and corporate by said name, and shall be vested with all the 
powers and privileges, and be subject to all the liabilities of corpo- 
rations of a similar nature. 
Duties in re- Sect. 2. That for the purpose of enabling industrious persons of 
fts'"'^ *° depos- q\\ descriptions to invest such portions of their earnings as they can 
conveniently spare in a safe and profitable manner, the said corpora- 
tion shall be capable of receiving from any person or persons so dis- 
posed, any deposit or deposits of money, Avhich they shall use, man- 
age and improve for the benefit and advantage of the person or per- 
sons by or for whom the same shall be respectively deposited, and the 
net income and profit of all deposits of money received by said cor- 
poration shall be paid out and distributed in just proportions among 
the several persons by and for whom the said deposits shall have been 
made, agreeably to such reasonable rules and by-laws as may be 
established by said corporation; and the amount of such deposits may 
be withdrawn by the persons entitled thereto at such reasonable 
times and in such manner as said corporation may direct and appoint, 
or according to such lawful conditions and limitations as the deposit- 
ors, agreeably to the regulations of said corporation, may have re- 
spectively prescribed and annexed to their deposits. 
Limitation as Sect. 3. Said Corporation shall be Capable of receiving and holding 
duties a/to^*^' such buildings and real estate as shall be necessary and convenient 
loans. £qj. managing its aflfairs, provided such real estate held at any one 

time for such purposes shall not exceed in value, at the time of the 
purchase or acceptance thereof by said corporation, the sum of ten 
thousand dollars ; and the said corporation shall be further allowed 
to take, hold and dispose of any real estate whatever, which may be 
mortgaged or pledged for the security of its loans or debts due to it, 
or which may be conveyed to or taken by said corporation in satisfac- 



1874] Chapter CLXXI. 389 

tion or discharge of debts, demands or liabilities which shall have 
been previously contracted or incurred ; and provided, further, that 
of the gross amount of deposits in said bank the sum of forty per 
cent, at least shall be loaned upon real estate securities in this or 
some other of the New England states, or on notes of individuals 
with sufficient securities or good collaterals. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not make and issue any bill or Not to issue 

^ ^ . 1 , 1,1 • 1 1. 1 bills; as to com- 

promissory note to circulate as currency, ana the president and mem-pensationof of- 
bers of said corporation shall receive no compensation for their {^^'^^'J^^Jj^^^q^^*^ 
services in said bank, nor derive any emolument therefrom ; provided, spectiou. 
however, that a reasonable allowance may from time to time be made 
to their treasurer or secretary, and such agents as the business of the 
institution shall render necessary. And the books and accounts of 
the corporation shall be open at all times to the inspection of the 
governor of this state, of the bank commissioners, or of a committee 
of either branch of the legislature. 

Sect. 5. The officers of this corporation shall consist of a presi- officers; their 
dent, a treasurer, who shall give bonds in a sum not less than twenty- teuur e'er office, 
five thousand dollars, and when the deposits shall amount to one 
hundred thousand dollars, ten thousand dollars additional bonds shall 
be required, and ten thousand dollars additional bonds for every one 
hundred thousand dollars deposits thereafter, for the faithful discharge 
of his duty ; a secretary, and as many trustees and directors as the 
corporation may deem necessary, and such other officers as may be 
required for managing the affairs of the institution — which officers 
shall be elected by ballot, shall hold their offices for one year and 
until others are chosen and have accepted in their stead, and shall be 
sworn to the faithful performance of the duties of their offices re- 
spectively. 

Sect. 6. This corporation shall, at their first meeting, under this Members may 
act, and at any subsequent annual meeting thereafter, have power to quorum. ' 
elect by ballot any other person or persons, not exceeding fifty, in- 
cluding those who are at the time of such election members of said 
corporation; and any number not less than seven shall constitute a 
quorum for the transaction of business at any meeting which shall 
have been duly warned in accordance with the provisions of the by- 
laws of said corporation. 

Sect. 7. This corporation shall have power to make such by-laws May make by- 
as are necessary and proper for the management of the affitiirs of the^''^"'®- 
institution ; provided, however, they are not repugnant to the con- 
stitution and laws of the state. 

Sect. 8. This corporation may have a common seal which they May have a 

, 1 1 n 1 1 s^'**! ' l>ound by 

may change or renew at pleasure, and all deeds, conveyances, grants, acts of treas- 
covenants and agreements made by the treasurer, or any other per- 
son by their authority, shall be good and valid in law; and said cor- 
poration may sue and be sued, and shall have power to prosecute and 
defend to final judgment and execution, by the name and style afore- 
said. 

Sect. 9. Whenever any deposit shall be made by any minor, the by^mluor'^ay 
trustees of said corporation may at their discretion pay to such de- not^''' uabi^^'^l 
positor such sum as may be due to him or her, although no guardian ^q/'^*^ °^ ™^' 
shall have been appointed for such minor, or the guardian shall not 



390 Chapter CLXXIL [1874 

have authorized the drawing of the same, and the check, receipt or 
acquittance of such minor shall be as valid as if the same was exe- 
cuted by the guardian of said minor or said minor, was of full age, if 
such deposit was made personally by said minor ; nor shall this cor- 
poration be charged as trustees in any action on account of any de- 
posit made by any minor. 
First meeting, Sect. 10. C. J. Amidon, George Robertson and Geo. S. Wilder, 

how and by or any two of them, are hereby authorized to call the first meeting of 

whom called. •' , ,.. -^ . /■!• t i f 

said corporation, by giving personal notice of the time and place of 

such meeting to each of the corporators herein named, or by leaving 

a like notice at the place of abode of each, at least ten days before 

the day of such meeting. 

Act subject to Sect. 11. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this laAV 

efl^ctonitspal^^^®^^ ^^ their opinion the public good shall require it, and the same 

sage. shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXII. 

AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE THE GRAXITE STATE FmE INSURANCE COMPANY. 

Section i Section 

1. Corporation establislied;. powers and 4. May adoi^t by-laws. 

purposes. 5. Returns and taxes. 

2. Capital stock ; limitation as to real estate. I G. Act subject to repeal. 

3. First meeting, how and by whom called. I 7. Act takes eflect on its passage. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That George W . Burleigh, John W. Sanborn, Edward 
erf 'and' ^pm-: A. Kollins, Oliver H. Lord, Hiram R. Roberts, Micajah C. Burleigh, 
poses. Nathaniel Wells, Samuel C. Fisher, Charles Woodman and Frank 

Jones, and their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they are 
hereby, incorporated and made a body politic by the name of The 
Granite State Fire Insurance Company, to be located at Somersworth, 
in the county of Strafford, with authority to have and exercise all 
the powers and privileges incident to corporations of a similar na- 
ture, for the purpose of making and effecting insurance against losses 
by fire. 
Capital stock; Sect. 2. Said Corporation shall have a capital stock of fifty thou- 
reafestate.^^ *** sand dollars, divided into shares of fifty dollars each, with liberty to 
increase the capital stock to five hundred thousand dollars ; and may 
acquire and hold real estate, for its own use, to the value of twenty- 
five thousand dollars, exclusive of such real estate as may be taken 
for debt, or may be held for collateral security. 
First meeting, Sect. 3. Said George W. Burleigh and John W. Sanborn may call 
wiiom caiied^^^ ^^® ^^'^^ meeting of the members of the corporation by an advertise- 
ment printed in some newspaper in said county of Strafford, at least 
fifteen days before the day named for such meeting. 



1874] 



Chapter CLXXIII. 



391 



Sj;ct. 4. Scaid corporation, at any meeting duly held, may adopt May adopt by 
such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of this state, 
as shall be convenient and necessary for the proper management of 
the business and concerns of the corporation and the prosecution of 
fire insurance. 

Sect. 5. The treasurer of said corporation shall make the returns, Ketums and 
and said corporation shall be taxed in the manner provided in chap- 
ter ninety of the laws of 1870, entitled "An act in amendment of 
the charter of the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company," ap- 
proved July 2, 1870. 

Sect. 6. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal Act subject to 
this act whenever the public good may require it. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. KassS'*"'' 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXIII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ALTON BAY CAMP MEETING ASSOCIATION OF 
THE ADVENT CHRISTIAN CHURCH. 



Section 

1. Corporation established; its powers and 

purpo ses. 

2. First meeting, how and by whom called. 



Section 

3. Property exempt from taxation. 

4. Act subject to repeal. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Represc7itatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. John Couch, James G. Smith, Theodore H. roixl,co^iJg"™«o^e8. 
Benjamin Young, John D. Swain, James W. C. Pickering and powers and 
George B. Choate, their associates and successors, be, and they here- 
by are, made a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Alton 
Bay Camp Meeting Association of the Advent Christian Church, for 
such religious, moral, charitable and benevolent purposes as said 
corporation may from time to time designate, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges, and 
subject to all the liabilities, of corporations of a similar nature ; and 
may take and hold real and personal estate, by deed, donation, be- 
quest or otherwise, for the purposes of said corporation, to an amount 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and may sell, convey or other- 
wise dispose of the same, at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. That the said John Couch, James G. Smith, Theodore H. First meeting, 
lord, or any two oi them, may call the first meeting oi said corpora- whom caUed. 
tion, by publishing a notice thereof in the " World's Crisis," two 
weeks successively, the last publication to be at least ten days prior 
to said meeting. 

Sect. 3. That the said estate, real and personal, so held by said Property ex- 

,.,,,, ^ . ^ •' emptflrom tax- 

corporation, snail be exempt irom taxation. atiou. 



393 Chapter CLXXIV. [1874 

Act subject to Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act, or 

any of its provisions, whenever in their opinion the public good may 

require it. 

Takes effect on Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passao-e. 
its passage. pa t t r^n -low^ -, r o 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXIV. 

AN ACT TO mCORPORATE THE ANCIEXT ORDER OF HIBERNIANS, LODGE NUM- 
BER TWO, OF THE CITY OF JIANCHESTER. 



Section 

1. Corporation established; its powers and 

purposes. 

2. May hold real estate. 



Section 

3. May make by-laws. 

4. First meeting, how and by whom called. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

tibMied •'^'^ its Section 1. That Daniel F. Healey, Daniel McKenna, Peter Mi- 
powers and Ion, John J. Hayes, John Hogan, Patrick J. O'Neil, Thomas P. 
puiposes. Glancy, James Gillis, John F. Sullivan and John Willis, their asso- 
ciates, successors and assigns, be, and hereby are, made a body politic 
and corporate, by the name of Ancient Order of Hibernians, Lodge 
Number Two, to be established at Manchester, New Hampshire, for 
the purposes of charity and mutual benefit, with all the powers and 
privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions, 
common to corporations of that kind. 
May hold real Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have the power to hold real estate 
estate. j.^ ^^^ amount not exceeding five thousand dollars, to sue and be sued, 

and do all the business incident to the purposes of the corporation. 
May make by- Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the power to make all the 
needful rules and regulations for the government and management of 
its affairs. 
First meeting, Sect. 4. The first three grantees, or either two of them, named in 
wiiom caUed. ^ this act, shall have the power to call the first meeting of the corpora- 
tion, by notice to each grantee in writing, at least one week before 
the day of the meeting. 
^*^U^^^Lo?o°* Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

on Its Utisoage. _ _ i c 

[Approved June 26, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CLXXV, CLXXVI. 393 

CHAPTER CLXXV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE LODGE NUMBER ONE, AJSTCIENT ORDER OF HIBERNI- 
ANS, NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Corporation established ; its powers. 

2. May adopt by-laws. 



Section 

3. First meeting:, how and by whom called. 

4. Act takes efl'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That Patrick Lonergan, Dennis D. Sullivan, Thos. SJCd °?tf * 
F. Wills, Patrick McQuade, John Moran, Michael O'Connell, John rovers. * 
Mulvanerty, Martin Bordman, Michael Welsh, Robert Lee, Michael 
Hallisey, John McCauly, John Pollen, John Cullin, Thos. Burns, - ' 

Cornelius O'Neil, Barney Moran, John Doyle, Florcence Sullivan, 
James Degnan, their associates, successors and assigns, shall be, and 
they hereby are, constituted a corporation by the name of the Ancient 
Order of Hibernians of Nashua, Lodge Number One, and shall be, 
and hereby are, vested with all the privileges and powers which by 
law are incident to corporations of a similar nature, and by that name 
may hold property for the objects of the society, by gifts, grants, be- 
quests, purchase or otherwise, any estate, real or personal, which 
shall not exceed in value twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. The aforesaid society may adopt such rules and by-laws May adopt by- 
the same not being repugnant to the laws of this state as they may ^''^"^" 
deem expedient. 

Sect. 3. The three first named in this act may call the first meet-fii"^* meeting, 
mg 01 this said society, by giving notice in one ot the daily papers wiiom caUed. 
printed in Nashua, at least one week before the date of said meeting- 
is to be held. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 1, 18T4.] ''' "^^'^^'^" 



CHAPTER CLXXVI. 



AN ACT TO CHi\:NGE THE NAME AND INCREASE THE MEMBERS OF THE NATION- 
AL SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2. New grantees. 



Section 
3. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section L The National Savings Bank, a corporation duly estab- Name changed, 
lished at Concord, in the county of Merrimack, shall hereafter be 
called and known by the name of the Concord Savings Bank. 



394 



Chapter CLXXVII. 



[1874 



New grantees. Sect. 2. Edward L. Know]ton, Sargent C. Whitcher, Augustine 
C. Pierce, Benjamin A. Kimball, Ephraira W. Woodward, Joseph C. 
A. Hill, George Jones, Asa P. Gate, Isaac Story, Thomas A. Ambrose, 
Gyrus Hill, George G. Fogg, Albert B. Wood worth, Edwin G. Bai- 
ley, John Proctor, John M. Shirley, Edward B. S. Sanborn, George 
W. Crockett, John E. Robertson, Stillman Humphrey, William B. 
Stearns, Jonathan T. Underbill, John F. Jones, Samuel H. Dow, 
Mason W. Tappan, George E. Jenks, Alvah W. SuUoway, Ai B. 
Thompson, Joseph Smith, John M. Hill, Albert Langmaid, Lowell 
Eastman, Prescott F. Stevens, Dustin W. Waldron, Charles H. Rob- 
erts and Joseph M. Greeley, are hereby made members of said Con- 
cord Savings Bank corporation as fully and completely as if they had 
been named as grantees in the original act of incorporation. 

Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
on its passage. ta iTi-i-in-^in 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXVII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TIOGA MILLS. 



Section 

1. Coi'poration establisliecL 

2. Its purposes and powers; capital stock 

$100,000. 

3. First meeting, how and by whom called, 

and what may be done thereat. 



Section 
4. Subject to repeal ; takes effect on its pas- 
sage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Corporation es 
tabllshed. 



Its purjioscs 
and powers ; 
capital stock 
$100,000. 



Section 1. Samuel B. Smith, Albert G. Folsom, Woodbury S. 
Melcher, their successors, associates and assigns are hereby incorpo- 
rated and made a body politic and corporate, by the name of The 
Tioga Mills, and shall be, and hereby are, vested with all the powers 
and privileges, and made subject to all the liabilities incident to manu- 
facturing corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to commence and 
carry on the business of manufacturing cotton and woolen goods, or 
either of them, and other textile fabrics, and the usual branches of 
machinery necessary for carrying on the same, and the various 
branches of the mechanic arts usually connected therewith, at Laconia, 
in the county of Belknap, and to purchase and erect such mills, 
buildings and works as may be necessary and convenient for carrying 
on the business of the corporation, and, for that purpose, may 
acquire, by purchase or otherwise, such real and personal estate as 
may be necessary or useful in conducting such business. The capi- 
tal stock of said corporation shall not exceed one hundred thousand 
dollars, and shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each. 



1874] Chapter CLXXViJI. ^^^ 

\ 

Sect. 3. Either of the persons named in the first section m.- caUT^!fJ^ Tn^^ y^ 
the first meeting of said corporation, by giving to each of the gn>tees ^'•■^^?"^vuai' tnay 
named in this act notice in writing of the time, place and olectSYjeaoBctberea • 
thereof, at least six days prior thereto ; at which meeting, or any ad- 
journment thereof, associates may be admitted, a clerk chosen, by- 
laws for the government of the corporation be adopted, all necess!(xry 
oflficers for the management of its affairs be chosen, thy modeof chfj- 
ing future meetings be determined, and any other business necessary 
to complete the organization and carry into elfect the purposes of this ^' "' 

act be transacted. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act when- subject to - 
ever the public good requires such alteration, amendment or repeal :}elaou'u8\ 
and this act shall take effect upon its passage. ^'"^s®- 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXVIII. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE Hn^LSBOROUGH LAND AND WATER-POWER 
COMPANY TO ISSUE BONDS. 

Section i Section 

1. May issue bonds and mortgage property. | 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1 . The Hillsborough Land and Water Power Company May issue 
are authorized to issue the bonds of said corporation for a sum not nXtgageVop- 
exceeding twenty thousand dollars, with interest at seven per cent., ^^''^• 
secured by a mortgage of the property of the corporation. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] oui'vs passage. 



ma\ le( 

in Vi 



396 CHAPrEES CLXXIX, CLXXX. [1874 

CHAPTER CLXXIX. 

AN Aprr TO TNCOEPO-^TE "THE TOETSMOUTH SOCIETY TO PREVENT CRUELTY 
_Ci lU X. ^^ ANIHIALS." 

CTJ.J Section 



?^^ , 11 >ryperty to the amount of 
jie? ,May hold- '■ ■' 

1\ / $50,000. , , „ . 

' I . [ uff, by whom called. 

' First mf ^' •' 



4. May establish by-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Act takes effect on its passage. 



J ., icted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
p , convened: 

Corporation esi ACTION 1. That Icliabod Goodwin, Daniel ]\Iarcy, Sarah T. 

tabhshed. ^kering, Margaret W. Hanen, William H. T. Hackett and Eliza- 

eth C. Pearson, their associates and successors, be, and hereby are, 

created a body politic, by the name of " The Portsmouth Society to 

Prevent Cruelty to Animals." 

May ho]f'"'°P" Sect. 2. Said society may hold real or personal property, which 

erty to;^ it may acquire by gift, purchase or otherwise, in a sum not exceeding 

$5o,or fifty thousand dollars. 

J,;,. meetiDs, Sect. 3. Any one of the above corporators may call the first meet- 

u/whom call- • j? • i . • • i 

p. mg of said corporation m such manner as may seem proper. 

May estabUsh Sect. 4. Such Corporation may make and establish such by-laws forits 

^" ^^^' own government as may seem best to subserve the purposes for which 

said corjDoration is established, and to afFoi'd greater protection to 

animals, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this state. 

Subject to re- Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time amend or repeal this 

act. 
Takes effect on Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage, 
itspassage. [; Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXX. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ALPINE AQUEDUCT COMPANY AT GORHAM. 
ibj' .xiM iV- 

Section 
1. Corporation established; its purpose. 
3. Capital stock. 

3. Annual meeting. 

4. Powers of the corporation. 

5. Town to have the use of the water. 



S. 

6. Ill jy meeting, how called, and what may 
be done thereat. 

7. Prior action ratified. 

8. Other acts repealed. 

9. Subject to repeal; takes effect on its pas- 

sage. 



Se it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That Warren Xoyes, Albert S. Twitchell, Chas. W. 

JiS-p?6?' "' Bean, Augustus Evans, Wesley Wight, Rufus F. Ingalls, Thomas 

GifFord, Pierson G. Evans, and their asssociates, successors and 



1874] Chapter CLXXX. 397 

assigns shall be, and arc hereby made a body politic and corporate, 
by the name of the Alpine A(|ueduct Company, for the purpose of 
bringing fresli water into the village of Gorham, in the town of Gor- 
ham, in subterraneous pipes, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and are hereby 
vested with all the powers and subject to all liabilities incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of such Capital stock, 
number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, as may 
be from time to time determined by tlie directors of said corporation, 
not exceeding in the whole the sum of ten thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be holden Annual mcet- 
at such time and place as may be prescribed by the by-laws or ap-'"°' 
pointed by the directors, at which meeting not less than three nor 
more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot. The directors 
may call a special meeting of the corporation whenever it shall be 
necessary, , giving such notice as the by-laws may prescribe. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold, or powers of the 
having purchased to still hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any real ^^^^i'""^"'^®"- 
estate necessary for carrying into effect the purposes of this act, not 
exceeding in value at the time of its purchase the sum of five thou- 
sand dollars ; and said corpox-ation is authorized to enter upon and 
break up ground and dig ditches in any land or enclosure, or in any 
street, highway or common through which it may be necessary for 
said aqueduct to pass, for the purpose of placing such pipes as may 
be necessary for building said aqueduct, and to relay and repair the 
same, subject to such i-egulations as to the safety of the citizens and 
the security of the public travel, as may be prescribed by the select- 
men of the tOAvn of Gorham ; provided that in case said corporation, 
and the owners of land through which said aqueduct may pass shall 
not agree, either upon the place of laying the same or upon the 
amount of compensation to be made for the damage done to said 
land, by said corporation, or the owner of said land shall be unknown, 
either party may apply to the selectmen of said town of Gorham to have 
the same laid out and the damage determined, and the said selectmen 
shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in 
the same manner as is now provided by law for laying out highways. 
If either party is aggrieved by the report of the selectmen upon the 
question of damages, they may be entitled to trial by jury, in the 
same manner as is provided in the case of appeals from the decision 
of selectmen in laying out highways. 

Sect. 5. The said town of Gorham shall have the use of the Town to hare 
water for extinguishing fires and such other purposes as may beneces-water^ 
sary on paying a ftiir compensation therefor, and said corporation may 
make any contract with said town and with such other persons and 
corporations as may be deemed necessary by the directors to carry out 
this act. 

Sect. 6. Either of the persons named in this act, may call the First meetiug-, 
first meeting of the corporation by personal notice to all the grantees, ^°iSt^\i!ay'^ be 
at which meeting associates may be elected, by-laws adopted, and a "^"^"^ *''^^'^^''*'-' 
president, secretary and treasurer, and such other officers and agents 
as may be deemed necessary may be chosen. 



398 Chapter CLXXXI. [1874 

Prior action Sect. 7. The actioii of saicl corporation prior to tliis act is hereby 

ratified and approved ; provided however that it shall have been done 
in conformity to the meaning of this charter. 

other acts re- Sect. 8. All Other acts incorporating any aqueduct company or 
companies, in said town of Gorhani, are hereby repealed. 

Subject to re- Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this actwhen- 

FecVon'i^s'pas-^^^^ ^^® public good may require the same, and this act shall take 

sage. effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXXI. 

AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE BROWN'S LUINIBER COMPANY OF WHITEFIELD. 



Section 

1. Corporation est-ablished. 

2. Capital stock $500,000. 

3. Purposes and powers of the corporation. 



Section 

4. May establish by-laws. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Reiiresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. Alison L. Brown and Warren G. Brown of White- 
field, Nathan R. Perkins of Jefferson, in the county of Coos, and 
Aaron Ordway of Lawrence, Massachusetts, their associates, succes- 
sors and assigns, are hereby made a body politic and corporate, by 
the name and style of Brown's Lumber Company of Whitefield, and 
by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend, to final 
judgment and execution, may have and use a common seal, and the 
same may break, alter or renew at pleasure. 

Capital stock Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed the 

' ■ sum of five hundred thousand dollars, and shall be issued in shares 

of the number and value provided in the by-laws of said corporation. 

Purposes and Sect. 3. The business of said corporation shall be the purchase 

corporation, ^ and Sale of lands, and the manufacture of lurabei', in the counties of 
Coos and Grafton, and to this end the capital stock may be invested 
and employed in lands, mills, improvements, means of transportation, 
and such other property as may be essential to the proper manage- 
ment of said business. 

May establish Sect. 4. Said corporation may make and establish a code of by- 

by-iaws. laws, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the state, for its 

government and the issue of its stock, and the same may alter or 
amend as therein provided. 

Act takes effect Sect. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 

on its passage. . 

its passage. 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CLXXXII, CLXXXIIL 399 

CHAPTER CLXXXII. 

AN ACT IX ADDITION TO AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FREEWILL BAPTIST 
PRINTING ESTABLISHMENT. 



Section 
1. Corporation may hold its meetings in 
Massachusetts. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That the said Freewill Baptist Printing Establishment Corporation 
be, and hereby is, authorized to hold its meetings, transact business, "Joetings in ^ * 
and hold and control property in the state of Massachusetts, and its -Massachusetts. 
secretary and treasurer may reside in said state. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] onitspassage. 



CHAPTER CLXXXIIL 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE OCEANIC HOTEL COMPANY TO ISSUE BONDS. 



Section 
1. Corporation may issue bonds and mort- 
gage its property. 



section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Ho2ise of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. It shall be lawful for the Oceanic Hotel Company, a corporation 
corporation duly established by the laws of this state, at any meeting {^^jj^^g ^^jf^| 
of its stockholders, duly notified and held for that purpose within n^^o^tgage its 
one year from the passage of this act, to fund its debt, by issuing 
bonds with interest coupons, in common form, secured by a mortgage 
of its real or personal estate, in Gosport, made to such trustee or 
trustees resident in this state, as may be selected for that purpose, and 
payable at such times and at such rates of interest as said corporation 
may determine. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Act takes effect 

^ , _ X a on its passage- 

[Approved July 1, 1874.] 



400 Chapter CLXXXIV. [1874 

CHAPTER CLXXXIV. 

AJSr ACT TO INCORPORATE ST. MARY'S CATHOLIC TOTAL ABSTINENCE AND 
BENEVOLENT SOCIETY OF NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Corporation established; may hold prop- 

erty. 

2. May adopt by-laws. 



Sbctiok 

3. First meeting, how and by whom called. 

4. Act takes efl'ect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate o,nd House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That Timothy B. Crowley, David Lonergan, John 
hold property. Lyoiis, Michael Hallisey, John Joyce and Michael Downing, their as- 
sociates, successors and assigns, shall be, and they hereby are, consti- 
tuted a corporation by the name of St. Mary's Catholic Total Absti- 
nence and Benevolent Society of Nashua, and shall be, and hereby are, 
vested with all the privileges and powers which by law are incident 
to corporations of a similar nature, and by that name may hold prop- 
erty for the objects of the society, by gift, grant, bequest, purchase 
or otherwise, any estate, real or personal, which shall not exceed in 
value twenty-five thousand dollars. 
May adopt by- Sect. 3. The aforesaid society may adopt such rules and by-laws 
the same not being repugnant to the laws of this state, as they may 
deem expedient. 
First meeting, Sect. 3. Any three of the above named persons may call the first 
wh^m called, meeting of this said society, by giving notice of the same by causing 
said notice to be published at least once in any of the daily newspa- 
pers printed at Nashua, at least one week before the date such meet- 
ing is to be held. 
Act takes effect Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

on its passage. [-^pp^.^^g^ j^^ly 1^ 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapters CLXXXV, CLXXXVI. 
CHAPTER CLXXXV. 



401 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO AND IN AMENDISIENT OF SECTION TWO OF AN ACT TO 
INCORPORATE THE PORTSMOUTH TRUST AND GUARANTY COMPANY, AP- 
PROVED JULY 1-2, 1871, CHAPTER FORTY-TWO OF THE LAWS PASSED JUNE 
SESSION, 1871. 



Section 
1. Said coi'poration may become surety on 
official bonds. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Section 1. Section two of said act shall be amended by adding at said corpora- • 
the close thereof the following words: "The said Portsmouth Trust ^'^^^ggfj^i-y^jj 
and Guaranty Company are authorized and empowered to become ^^'^^^^ bonds. 
sureties upon the official bonds of any person, to the United States, 
to any state, to any judge of probate, or to any party, given for the 
faithful performance of the duties of the principal giving the bonds." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passasre. ^^\ t'^^^es effect 

[Approved July 2, 1874.] on its passage. 



CHAPTER CLXXXVI. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SOMERSWORTH SAYINGS BANK. 



Section 
1. Bank may hold real estate. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The Somersworth Savings Bank is hereby authorized Bank may hold 
to purchase and hold real estate, to an amount not exceeding fifty real estate, 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. ^ - Act takes effect 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] onits passage. 



/ 

402 Chaptek CLXXXVII. [18T4 

CHAPTER CLXXXVII. 

AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE THE GKAFTON COUNTY LUMBER COilPANY. 



Section 

1. Coi-poration established; its purposes 

and powers. 

2. Capital stock. 



Section 

3. May mortgage its property. 

4. May establish by-laws. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That Daniel Saunders, Nathan H. Weeks, William A. 

purposes and JRussell, Charles W. Saunders and Caleb Saunders, are hereby made 

powers. ^ corporation by the name of the Grafton County Lumber Company, 

for the purpose of cutting, manufacturing, carrying to market and 
selling lumber ; and for these purposes said corporation may purchase 
and hold real estate, timber lands, erect, own and maintain mills, and 
do any and all legitimate acts necessary to carry on said business. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be divided in- 
to shares of the par value of one hundred dollars each; the amount 
of which capital stock shall be fixed at the time of the organization 
of the corporation, and may thereafter be increased or diminished by 
the stockholders at any meeting called for that purpose. 

May mortgage Sect. 3. Said corporation, by a vote of two-thirds of its stock, 
represented at any legal meeting called for that purpose, may pledge 
or mortgage its real estate, property or franchises, to secure the pay- 
ment of its debts and the performance of any of its legal obligations* 

May establish Sect. 4. For the holding of its meetings, the election or appoint- 

by-iaws. ment of its officers, and the management of its business, said corpo- 

ration may make and establish by-laws not inconsistent with the laws 
of the state. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



1874] 



Chapter CLXXXVIII. 
CHAPTER CLXXXVIII. 



403 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GUARA2JTY SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 
f). May hold real estate. 
7. First meeting, l)y wliom and how called. 
Act subject to repeal. 
Act takes effect on its passage. 
Any savings bank may avail itself of the 
provisions of this act, — on what condi- 
tions. 
Guaranty fund liable to taxation like 
stock in banks ; treasurer to return lists 
of depositors for that purpose. 



8. 

!). 

10. 



11. 



Section 

1. Corporation established. 

2. May receive deposits on terms prescribed 
or agreed upon; and invest and use its 
funds in its discretion. 

3. Shall have a permanent guaranty fund; 

amount and conditions thereof. 

4. May receive special deposits to constitute 
said fund; interest and dividends on 

deposits. 

5. Special depositors to be members of the 

corporation by virtue tliereof ; rights and 
liabilities of members. Officers of the 
corporation and their powers. 

Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Rejrresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That Onslow Sfceavns, Nathaniel White, John Kimball, Corporation es- 
Josiah Minot, John M. Hill, John H. Pearson, Asa Fowler, Benja- 
min A. Kimball, Woodbridge Odiin, Edward L. Knowlton, James 
B,. Hill, George Jones, Mason W. Tappan, Samuel K.. Dow, John 
Proctor, and theij- associates, successors and assigns are hereby made 
a body politic and corporate under the name of the Guaranty Sav- 
ings Bank, to be located at Concord, with all the rights and privi- 
leges, and subject to all the duties and liabilities, except so far as oth- 
erwise provided in this charter, which by the laws of this state are 
incident to savings bank corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said bank may receive deposits of money and valuable May receive de- 

...f. 1. J T.' posits on terms 

securities irom any person or persons on sucli terms and conditions prescribed or 
as may be prescribed by it or its directors, or be agreed to by the parties affnnvest°ami 
making the same ; and may invest, use and manage the moneys de- itl^t^s^crelYdu^" 
posited in or belonging to it, in such securities and stocks, and in such 
ways, as may be for the convenience and advantage of the bank, sub- 
ject however to the provisions of section three of the act of July 
ninth, A. D, 1869, in relation to savings banks. 

Sect. 3. For the better protection and security of the general de- Shall have a 
positors of the bank, it shall provide for and have a permanent guar-|uar;mtyVud; 
anty fund of not less than fifty thousand dollars, with liberty to in- conditious*^ 
crease the same at pleasure to not exceeding two hundred thousand *'^^^®°*- 
dollars. Said fund shall be kept and maintained as a guaranty to 
the general deposits for the repayment of said deposits according to 
the terms and conditions thereof, in case of any insufficiency of the 
assets of the bank to pay all of its liabilities ; and the general de- 
posits shall have precedence of payment from the assets of the bank 
before payment from said assets on account of said guaranty fund. 
And no business in the way of receiving general deposits shall be 
transacted by the bank imless the amount of fifty thousand dollars 
shall then have been provided for said guaranty fund, nor to a greater 
amount of general deposits than five hundred thousand dollars un- 
less the amount of one hundred thousand dollars shall then have been 
provided for said fund. 



404 Chapter CLXXXVIII. [1874 

May receive Sect. 4. Special deposits may be received by tlie bank to consti- 

it^*^to'consStute tute the guaranty fund befoi-e mentioned ; which shall not be with- 
teres/aud'diVT-cli'awn except by the permission of the bank, nor at any time so as to 
dends on de- redvice Said fund below the amount required for the same as hereinbe- 
fore provided. The general deposits shall be entitled to such rate 
of interest from the bank as may be prescribed or agreed to, not 
however in any case to exceed the rate of six per cent, per annum ; 
and the special deposits for the guaranty fund shall not be entitled to 
any interest, but instead thereof shall have all the net income and 
profits of the bank above its expenses, the interest due to the general 
deposits as aforesaid, and all losses of the bank. And said net in- 
come and profits may be divided proportionally among said special 
deposits, at such times and in such ways as the bank or its directors 
may order ; provided, however, that such dividends shall be made 
only when the net resources of the bank, above its expenses, its lia- 
bilities for the general deposits, and the guaranty fund aforesaid, shall 
be sufficient to pay the same. 
Special deposit- Sect. 5. The special depositors for the guaranty fund, and their 
beraot^the^cor- assigns, shall by virtue thereof become and be members of the cor- 
u°e thereof- "^"Po^"^'^^^^^' and have and exercise all the rights and powers of the 
ris-iits and lia- same : and said depositor beina; entitled to one vote for each one 

nilitiGS 01 m ©111- X kj? 

bers; officers of hundred dollars of his said deposit. But no member shall incur, or 
and'tifeir^po^v^ be subject to, any individual liability, in any case, for any debts or 
®'''^" liabilities of the corporation. And the management and control of 

the affairs of the corpoi-ation shall be vested in a board of not less 
than seven nor more than ten directors, to be chosen by the members 
of the corporation. A majority of said board, at any meeting duly 
notified, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business ; 
and said board shall have the power to make and establish such rules 
and regulations as they may think proper for transacting and govern- 
ing the business of the corporation. 
,, ,, , Sect. G. Said bank may purchase and hold real estate to the value 
estate. when purchased of not exceeding forty thousand dollars ; and may 

hold such amounts as may at any time be deemed advisable, for the 
security and satisfaction of any dues to it. 
First meeting, Sect. 7. Any four of the six grantees first named may call the 
how^aUMi.^'^ first meeting of the corporation by notice in writing to each grantee, 
or by one publication in some newspaper printed at Concord, at least 
one week before the day of meeting. 
Act subject to Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act, Avhen- 

ever in their opinion the public good shall require. 
Act takes effect Sect. 9. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
Any^saviiigs " Skci'. 10. Any savings bank that shall elect so to do by a majority 
Itsei'f of tL^pri! of '^1^^ members of the corporation present at a legal meeting, duly 
visions of this galled for that purpose, may avail itself of the provisions of this act, 
act,— onwliat -, ■, -n ■, • n i n i • i • m i • -i.- 

conditions. and shall be entitled to all the rights, privileges, and immunities con- 
ferred by this act, upon complying with all the conditions of this act ; 
provided such bank so making its election, shall file a notice thereof 
with the secretary of state within thirty days after such election is 
made, and shall organize under said act within ninety days from the 
time such notice is filed with the secretary of state. 



1874] Chapters CLXXXIX, CXC. 405 

Sect. 11. The special deposit or guaranty fund shall be assessed and Guaranty ^flmd 
taxed in the same manner as is now by law provided for the taxation uon like stock 
of stock in banks, and the treasurer shall make return, on or before ["rer^tff return 
the fifth day of April in each year, to the assessors of the several J,'^^'!.;^^ J^Pj^^''" 
towns in the state in which any depositor in said special deposit or punioso. 
guaranty fund resides, and if any depositor in said special deposit is 
not resident in the state, then to the town where the bank is located, 
a list of the names of such depositors, with the amount of their sev- 
eral deposits on the first day of said month. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CLXXXIX. 

Jls act in relation to the farmington bank. 



Section 
1. Charter revived to enable bank to close 
up its affairs. 



Section 
2. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The Farmington Bank is hereby revived and extended [JJ^^y^^i^j^g^^ijj^ 
for the term of five years fi-om the passage of this act, for the purpose to close up its 
of prosecuting and defending suits by and against it, and enabhng it 
to close up its affairs, but not for the purpose of continuing the busi- 
ness of a bank. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Act takes effect 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] omts passage. 



CHAPTER CXC. 



AN ACT TO incorporate THE MOUNT CARRIGAN HOTEL COIMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation established. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. May hold real estate. 

4. Purpose of the corporation. 



Section 

5. Its officers ; first meeting. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

Court convened : 

Section 1. That Arthur L. Meserve, S. E. Whitten, H. U. Jose,Coi-porationes- 
C. F. Ordway, P. H. Brown, U. T. Stillings, Edward C. Gardner t^^^^^^-^' 
and John R. Gillis, their associates, successors and assigns, under the 



406 Chapter CXCL [1874 

name and style of the Mount Carrigan Hotel Company, are hereby 
made a. body corporate and politic, with all the rights, powers and 
privileges usually conferred on corporations of a similar nature. 

Capital stock. Sect. 2. The capital stock of this corporation shall be fifty thou- 
sand dollars, with the privilege of increasing it to seventy-five thou- 
sand dollars, which may be divided into shares of one thousand 
dollars each. 

May hold real Sect. S. Said corporation may acquire and hold real estate in the 

esta e. town of Bartlett, in the couaty of Carroll, not exceeding in value the 

amount of its capital stock, and may improve and occupy the same, 
or sell and alienate it at its pleasure. 

Purpose of the Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall be employed 

corporation. -^^ ^-^q purchase of real estate as aforesaid, and in the erection and 
maintenance of hotels and other buildings connected therewith, in the 
town of Bartlett. 

Its officers; Seot. 5. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by a 

first meetmg. })Qa^i^.(j of five directors, to be elected annually. The first meeting of 
said corporation shall be holden at such time and place, and may be 
called in such manner, as any three of the above corporators shall 
designate. 

Subject to re- Sect.G. The legislature may alter and amend this act whenever 

^^'^ ■ the public good requires it. 

Act takes eflfect Sect. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

onitspassage. ["Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXCL 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SAINT PATRICK'S JNIUTUAL BENEFIT AND PRO- 
TECTIVE SOCIETY. 



Section 

1. Corporation estahlished ; its purposes 

and powers. 

2. May hold real estate. 



Section 

3. First meeting, how and by whom called. 

4. May adopt a constitution and by-laws. 

5. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe7itativcs in General 
Court convened : 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That John Lee, John Goggin, Patrick Sullivan, John 
pui-i)oses ami Cahill, Michael McDonald, Charles A. O'Coniior, John Sweeny, Mi- 
powers, chael O'Dowd, WilHam Brown, James T. Donahoe, Lawrence 
Dowd, Patrick Fahey and Denis V. O'Leary, their associates, succes- 
sors and assigns, be, and the same are hereby, created a body corpo- 
rate and politic, by the name of the Saint Patrick's Mutual Benefit 
and Protective Society of Manchester, for such charitable and benev- 
olent purposes as the corporation may designate, and by that name 
may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend, to final judgment and 
execution, and shall be, and hereby are, invested with all the powers 
and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, incident to similar 
corporations. 



1874] 



Chapter CXCll. 



407 



Sect. 2. The corporation may acquire and hold real and personal May hold real 
estate to an amount not exceeding thirty thousand dollars, by lease, 
purchase, donation and otherwise, and the same may sell, convey or 
otherwise dispose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The first six persons above named, or any three of them. First meeting, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by giving notice to each w"hom'ca'ued/ 
of the persons named in this act, or by one publication in some daily 
newspaper published in Manchester, at least seven days prior to said 
meeting. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may make and adopt a constitution, by- co'^^^titulkJii ^ 
laws, rules and regulations, for the admission, government, suspension ami by-laws. 
or expulsion of its members, the collection of fees and dues, the 
number and election of its officers, to define their duties, provide for 
the safe keeping of its property and the management of its aff"airs, 
and may from time to time alter and amend the same. 

Sect, 5. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



Act takes effect 
ou its passage. 



CHAPTER CXCII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STRATFORD HOLLOW BRn)GE COIVIPANY. 



Section 

1. Coi-poratioa established. 

2. Its purpose and powers. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Its tolls and their collection. 

5. River not to be obsti-ucted; act void, 

when. 



Section 

6. By-laws and officers. 

7. First meeting, by whom and how called. 

8. Directors to be chosen, when ; grantees 

to act until then. 

9. Subject to existing laws. 

10. Act takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That Reuben B. Marden, Edward B. Merriam, John co^^°j[^^^|''» es- 
C. Stanley and William Douglass, their associates, successors and 
assigns, are hereby made a body corporate and politic, by the name 
of the Stratford Hollow Bridge Company, and are vested with all the 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, by law inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may build and maintain a toll bridareitspm-poseand 
across the Connecticut river, from Stratford, N. H., to Maidstone, 
Vt., at some point between the south line of said Stratford and the 
northerly line of the farm of Guy C. Burnside, in said Stratford, and 
for this purpose may purchase and hold by deed so much land as may 
be necessary or convenient, not exceeding six acres, and may sell and 
convey the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed the Capital stock, 
sum of six thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of fifty 
dollars each, which shall be transferable in such manner as the corpo- 
ration may prescribe, shall be holden and liable for all assessments 



408 Chapter CXCIL [1874 

made thereon by the directors, and upon non-payment thereof may 
be sold at public auction, or so many of them as may be necessary to 
pay said assessments with incidental charges, under such regulations 
as said corporation may prescribe. 
Its toUs and Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted and established as follows : Each 

their collection, r , .ii ^ • ^ n , in 

toot passenger, one cent ; each horse and rider, nve cents ; each horse 
and chaise or other carriage of pleasure drawn by one horse, ten 
cents ; each coach or other four-wheeled carriage for passengers, 
drawn by two horses, twenty cents ; each cart, wagon, sleigh, sled or 
other carriage of burthen drawn by one horse, eight cents ; each 
cart, wagon, sleigh, sled or other carriage of burthen drawn by two 
beasts, ten cents, for each additional beast, three cents ; for each 
horse, or neat creature exclusive of that rode upon, or in carriage, 
two cents ; for each sheep or swine, one half cent ; and to each team 
one person shall be allowed to pass free. And the toll-gatherer ap- 
pointed by the directors of said corporation may stop all persons or 
property from passing said bridge until said toll shall be paid or ten- 
dered. 
River not to be Sect. 5. In building and repairing said bridge, no obstruction 
void, when.' ^^ shall be created to prevent the free passage of boats and rafts up and 
down said river; and in case said corporation shall not build a bridge 
within six years next after the passage of this act, the same shall be 
void. 
By-laws and Sect. 6. At any annual meeting, or at any meeting called for that 
° '^^^^' purpose, the corporation may pass by-laws not repugnant to the laws 

of this state, may elect directors and such other officers as they may 
think proper, and prescribe their powers and duties. 
First meeting, Sect. 7. The said grantees, or any two of them, may call the first 
how^caEed.^"'^^ i^^seting of this corporation, by posting notices thereof at two or more 
public places in said town of Stratford, and one public place in said 
town of Maidstone, Vt., at least ten days prior thereto. 
Dii-ectors to be Sect. 8. Said grantees may open stock-books, and the business of 
grantees to act the corporation shall be done by three directors, to be elected by the 
until then. stockholders after two thousand dollars of stock shall be taken, and 

until that time said grantees may act as directors. 
Subject to ex- Sect. 9. This corporation shall be subject to all the laws in force 
" ' relating to similar corporations. 

Acttakes effect gjjcT. 10. This act shall take effect on its passage, 
on Its passage. -iTioio-(n 

[Approved July 8, 18^4.] 



1874] Chapters CXCIII, CXCIV. 409 

CHAPTER CXCIII. 

AN ACT IN AJIEXDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO DTCORPORATE THE 
SAWYER WOOLEN MILLS," AND TO ENA15LE SAID COKPOHATIOX TO ACCEPT 
CERTAIN MILLS AND MACHINERY IN PAYMENT FOR CAPITAL STOCK. 

Section I Section 

1. May issue stock to pay for mills, &c. ' 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Home of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Section 1. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered ^^1>^'^™°j^*^2f^ 
to issue shares of its capital stock in payment for the mills, raachin- &«• 
ery, water power and other property sold and deeded to said corpo- 
ration by the late firm of F. A. & J. Sawyer, to the amount of six 
hundred thousand dollars, and the property so sold and deeded shall 
be in payment of the capital stock so issued the same as if money 
had been paid therefor. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Act takes eflfect 

^ '- on its Dassase* 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] ^ ° 



CHAPTER CXCIV. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF PHINEHA8 PARKHURST. 

Section i Skotiok 

1. Allowed $100 for military service. I 2. Act takes effect on its passage. 

Be it enacted hy tlic Senate and House of Represc?itatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Phinehas Parkhurst, of Concord, in the county of Mer- snowed $100 
rimack, who enlisted and was mustered into the service of the United service. 
States, to serve for three years or during the war, at said Concord on 
the tenth day of February, 1863, as a volunteer from said Concordj 
and who actually served until the close of the war, and was honorably 
discharged on the fourth day of July, 1865, but who has been de- 
prived of any bounty and all benefit from the recent legislation of 
the state, in consequence of the error or omission of the enlisting or 
mustering officer in not returning said Parkhurst as having volun- 
teered from said Concord, or any other town, having faithfully served 
upon the quota of the state, is hereby allowed and entitled to receive 
from any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the sum 
of one hundred dollars, in full compensation of his claim for bounty 
on account of his said enlistment and service, and the governor is 
authorized and requested to draw his warrant therefor. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^nits^passagel* 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



410 Chapters CXCV, CXCVL [1874 

CHAPTER CXCV. 

AiH ACT ENABLING THE PITBCHASE OF THE PORTSMOUTH BEEDGE. 



Section 
1. Rockingham county and Portsmouth may 
purchase bridge, separately or with 
other parties. 



Section 

2. May raise money thei-efor. 

3. Act takes eflfect on its passage. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 

convened : 

Rockingham SECTION 1. That the couiitv of Kockingham and the city of Ports- 

countj' and ■, . ■, i ■ • ^ ^ f •^ • 

Portsmouth mouth, either separately or jointly, upon such terms oi contribution 

bitdge!*" «!par- as they may agree, or either separately or jointly in conjunction with 

other parties!''^' any county or town organization in the state of Maine, be, and hereby 
are, authorized to purchase so much of the Portsmouth bridge across 
the Piscataqua river as is necessary for public travel with horses, 
oxen and carriages, or by passengers on foot, and to hold and keep 
the same open for public use, without toll or charge therefor. 

May raise mon- Sect. 2. Said county or city are authorized to raise money there- 

ey therefor. ^^^ ^^ \oviTi. or otherwise. 

Act takes effect Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

onitspassage. ^^pproved July 9, 1874.] 



CIIAPTER CXCVI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONCORD 1>L.^NUFACTURING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation established. 

2. Its purposes and powers. 

3. First meeting, how and hy whom called, 

and what may be done thereat. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect on its passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Corporation es- SECTION 1. That Benjamin F. Holden, Daniel Holden, Joseph 
tabhshed. Eastman, George W. Brown and Wyman W. Holden, their associ- 
ates, successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are, made a body- 
corporate and politic forever, by the name of the Concord Manufac- 
turing Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute 
and defend to final judgment, and execution, and shall be, and here- 
by are, vested with all the powers, privileges and immunities, and 
made subject to all the liabilities, of corporations of a similar nature. 
Its purposes Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish, man- 

poweis. ^^^ ^^^ carry on the business of manufacturing woolen, cotton and 
linen goods, or either of them, or any of the various branches of 
manufacture or the mechanic arts, conveniently or necessarily con- 



1874] Chapteh CXCVII. 411 

nectecl therewith, at Concord, in the county of Merrimack ; and for 
that purpose may purchase, take, have and hold such personal and 
real estate as may be found necessary and proper, not exceeding in 
value the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, and the same may 
sell, alienate and dispose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Benjamin F. Holdeu and Daniel Holden, or either of First meeting, 
them, may call the first meeting of said corporation by giving each whom called, 
of their associates, herein named, notice in writing of the time and Redone tiiereaf. 
place thereof, at least four days prior thereto ; at which, or any fu- 
ture meeting, by-laws, rules and regulations, not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of this state, may be adopted, such officers 
chosen, the capital stock and number of shares into which the same 
shall be divided fixed and agreed upon, and all such other matters 
and things done and transacted as may be necessary to the organiza- 
tion of said corporation and its future operations, and for the full 
enjoyment of the rights and privileges hereby guaranteed. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this charter subject to re- 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require it. ^'^'^'' 

Sect. 5. This act shall take efifect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] its passage. 



CHAPTER CXCVII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER OIL CLOTH COjSIPANY. 



Section 

1. Coiijoratiou established. 

2. Its pov/ers and purposes. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Fii'st meeting, how and by whom called. 



SECTION 

5. Subject to existing laws. 

6. Takes effect on its passage; subject to 

repeal. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That Andrevf H. Young, Charles H. Tricl^ey, Charles (lorporation cs- 
H. Sawyer, Charles M. Murphy, Cyrus Littlefield, Samuel C. Fisher, ^''^'■^li^'^^d. 
Moses D. Page, John C. Varney, Josiah B. Folsom, Eli V. Brewster, 
Joseph Hayes, Oliver Wyatt, Washington P. Hayes, George W. 
Benn and James H. Davis, all of Dover, in the county of Strafford 
and state of New Hampshire, their associates, successors and assigns, 
be, and hereby are, incorporated and made a body politic by the 
name of the Dover Oil Cloth Company, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, 
and shall be, and hereby are, vested v/ith all the powers and privi- 
leges, and subject to all the liabilities incident to incorporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to its powers and 
commence, establish and carry on the business of manufacturing oiP'"^"^'°^^^" 
cloths and carpetings, together with such other branches of manufac- 



412 Chapter CXCVIII. [1874 

ture as from time to time may be necessarily or conveniently con- 
nected therewith, at the carpet fiictory on Locust street in the city of 
Dover, and may acquire and hold, or alienate, real and personal 
estate to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 
Capital stock. Sect. 3. The Capital stock of said corporation shall consist of fifty 
thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each ; and said corporation may commence business when twenty-five 
thousand dollars shall have been subscribed and actually paid in. 
howami by^"^' Sect. 4. Either of the three first named corporators in this act 
whom called. ^nRj call the first meeting of said coi-poration, by giving personal no- 
tice to each of the other corporators seven days previous to the meet- 
ing, at which meeting, or any subsequent meeting duly holden, all 
proper officers may be chosen, and their duties prescribed, and by- 
laws adopted, and all such other business done, and all such other 
regulations made, as may be meet and proper. 
Subject to ex- Sect. 5. This act shall be subject to all the provisions and restric- 
18 mg aws. j-JQj-^g of |-}^g laws of this state in relation to corporations. 
Takes effect on Sect. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
sub'ect '^lo' re- ^^^ passage, and may be altered, amended, or repealed, whenever the 
peal. public good shall require. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CXCVIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF DAVID H. APPLEBEE. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That David H. Applebee be allowed the sum of fifty dollars for 

Appropriation attendance, and seventeen dollars for travel, as a member of the house 

opayc.n . ^^ representatives at the June session, 1857, and sixty-eight dollars 

and thirty-four cents as interest thereon, and that the same be paid 

out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Approved July 1, 1874. 



1874] Chapters CXCIX, CC. 413 

CHAPTER CXCIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ISAAC EMERSON. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hj the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That Isaac Emerson be allowed the sum of fifty-four dollars for at- Appropriation 
tendance, and seven dollars and sixty cents for travel; as a member "I'^^J^^"^^- 
of the house of representatives at the June session, 18G2, and forty- 
four dollars and thirty-five cents as interest thereon ; and that all the 
same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated, and that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CC. 

JOINT RESOLUTION EST FAVOR OF WILLIAM LITTLE ANTD DANIEL CONNOR. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of fifty-six dollars and sixteen cents be allowed Win. tV'pay daim^*^ 
Little, and an equal sum be allowed Daniel Connor, in full for their 
claims, to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 

10 



414 Chapters CCI, CCII. [1874 

CHAPTER CCI. 

JOmT RESOLUTION EST FAVOR OF THE HEmS OF 'WTLLIAM RA^'D. 
Appropriation to pay claim. 

Appropriation Whereas, it appears that William Rand served a portion of the 
June session of legislature in the year eighteen hundred and fifty- 
eight, as a member of this house, representative from ward number 
one of the city of Portsmouth, authorized so to do by a proper cer- 
tificate from the election officers of said ward ; and whereas, no pay 
was ever allowed to the said William Rand during his lifetime, nor 
to his legal heirs since his decease, therefore 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of thirty dollars be allowed the legal representatives 
of William Rand, deceased, for his services as said representative ; 
that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated, and that the governor be authorized to draw his 
warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES H. ROBERTS AND OTHERS. 
Appropriation to pay old door-keepers. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

s^ppropriation That Charles H. Roberts be allowed the sum of ten dollars and 
lee 3 Jrs^'^ *^°'''^' ^^^y cents, C. H. Long the sum of seventeen dollars, F. G. Moody 
ten dollars and fifty cents, A. B. Farmer eleven dollars and fifty 
cents, and Zelotus Stevens ten dollars and fifty cents, in full for their 
claims, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



1874] Chapters CCIII, CCIV, CCV. 415 

CHAPTER CCIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEWIS W. BREWSTER AND MOORE & LANGLEY. 
Appropriation to pay olaimB. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That Lewis W. Brewster be allowed the sum of fifteen dollars and Appropriation 
seventy-five cents, and Moore & Langley be allowed the sum of 
twenty-one dollars and fifty cents, in full for their claims, and that 
the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved July 7, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCIV. 

JOES'T RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ENGROSSING CLERK. 
Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and Hoxise of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed Geo. P. Johnson, to^^^^y ciSm?'' 
engrossing clerk, for extra clerk hire, the same to be paid out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the governor 
is authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCV. 

JOIFT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEGAL REPRESENTATIVES OF NATILi.NIEL H. 

WHEELER. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of one hundred and thirty dollars and thirty-seven cents r^PPi"op[i'^^ci^ 
be allowed to the legal representatives of Nathaniel H. Wheeler, 
late of Dunbarton, deceased, in full for his claim, and that the same 
be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
and that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 8, 1874.] 



416 Chapters CCVI, CCVII. [1874 

CHAPTER CCVI. 

JOIXT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN B. CLARKE AXD OTHERS. 

Appropriation to pay for advertising. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Jiepresejitatives in General Court 
convened: 

Appropriation That John B. Clarke be allowed the sum of thirty-one dollars and 
vertismg°^ '^"^ ' thirty-fivc cents ($31.35) ; and that Carleton «& Harvey be allowed 
the sum of eight dollars ($8.00) ; O. A. J. Yaughan the sum of 
nine dollars ($9.00) ; B. B. & F. B. Whittemore the sum ot seven 
dollars and fifty cents ($7.50) ; William M. Sargent the sum of four 
dollars and seventy-two cents ($4.72) ; Julius M. ISIorse the sum of 
five dollars ($5.00) ; George J. Foster & Co. the sum of ten dol- 
lars, in full for their several claims, the same to be paid out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 9, 1874.]. 



CHAPTER CCVIL 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LUTHER S. MORRILL AND S, C. CLARK. 

Appropriation to pay old cleAs. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Appropriation That Luther S. Morrill be allowed twenty dollars ($20.00) for 

clerks. '^ ^ Services as clerk of the senate, and that Samuel C. Clark be allowed 

ninety- six dollars and twenty cents ($96.20) for expense, travel and 

services as clerk of the house, preparing roll and other work, at June 

session, 1874. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



1874] CiiAPTE«s CCVIII, CCIX, CCX. 41T 

CHAPTER CCVIII. 

JOINT RESOLXJTION IN FAVOR OF ABNER FROST, ELISIIA A. HUNTLEY, ALLEN 
N. CLAPP AND CHARLES F. CAVERLY. 

Appropriation to pay claims. 

Resolved hj the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of umcty-four dollars be allowed to Charles F. Cav-^j,p^Qpj.j.^(j^^jj 
erley, the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed to Elisha A. Hunt- to pay claim ,. 
ley, the sum of eighty-nine dollars be allowed to Abner Frost, the 
sum of sixty dollars be allowed to Allen N. Clapp ; said several 
sums to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WILLIAM F. O'NEIL. 
Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of four hundred and sixty-six dollars and fifty cents AppTOpriation 
be allowed William F. O'Neil, in full for his claim, and that the " I'^y '^ '^""• 
governor be authorized to draw his warrant for the same, alid pay 
the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropria- 
ted. 

[Approved Julv 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOSIAH R. DEARBORN. 

Appropriation to pay claim. • 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives iti General Court 
convened: 

That the sum of elo-htv-nine dollars and ninetv-five cents be allow- Appropriation 

o J .J ^ to pay claim. 

ed Josiah R. Dearborn, and that the same be paid out of any moneys 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and that the governor is- 
sue his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



418 Chapters CCXI, CCXII, CCXIII. [18T4 

CHAPTER CCXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF DUDLEY B. WALDRON AND OTHERS, 

Appropriation to pay claims. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened: 

Appropriation That the sum of eighty-three dollars and thirty-six cents be allow- 
to pay claims, ed Dudley B. Waldron and others in full for claim for costs in said 

case, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not 

otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 9, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES C. PEARSON & CO. 
Appropriation to pay for newspapers. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Appropriation That Charles C. Pearson & Co. be allowed the sum of $207.50 for 

papers. 415 copies of the Daily People newspaper, furnished the house and 

senate this June session of 1874, and that the same be paid out of 

any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and that the 

governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCXIII. 

JOINT? RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CLARK F. ROWELL ANT) OTHERS. 
Appropriation to pay sergeant-at-arms, door-keepers, chaplain, pages, &c. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Appropriation That the sum of one hundred and fifty-five dollars be allowed 
to pay sergeant- Clark F. Rowell ; that the sum of one hundred and thirty-six dol- 

at-arms, door- . ' i i i» 

keepers, chap- lars and Sixty cents be allowed Oscar G. Farmer ; that the sum oi 

' one hundred and forty-four dollars and sixty cents be allowed Den- 

ison Currier ; that the sum of one hundred and thirty-five dollars 

and sixty cents be allowed James M. Burnham ; that the sura of one 



1874] Chapters CCXIV, CCXV. 419 

hundred and fifty dollars and twenty cents be allowed D. P. Evans ; 
that the sum of one hundred and thirty-two dollars and sixty cents 
be allowed Rev. John Currier ; that the sum of one hundred and 
forty-nine dollars be allowed Samuel T. Page ; that the sum of one 
hundred and forty dollars and ten cents be allowed George P. 
Johnson ; that the sum of one hundred and seventeen dollars be al- 
lowed Henry C. Mace ; that the sum of seventy-six dollars be al- 
lowed Charles H. Adams ; that the sura of seventy-six dollars be 
allowed William F, Tucker, in full for their claims, and that the gov- 
ernor be authorized to draw his warrant on the treasurer therefor. 
[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCXIV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCLATION ANT) 

OTHERS. 

Appropriation to pay for newspapers and stationery. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the Republican Press Association be allowed the sum of two Appropriation 
hundred and eight dollars and fifty cents; E. C. & G. G. Bailey the g^P^^/^^^^^^l: 
sum of two hundred and seven dollars and fifty cents ; Morrill and tionery. 
Silsby the sum of two hundred and twenty-nine dollars and thirty- 
one cents ; in full for their several claims ; that the same be paid 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



CHAPTER CCXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEWIS L. MOWER. 
Appropriation for exti-a services. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sura of one hundred dollars be allowed Lewis L. Mower Appropriation 

. . , , 1-1 t< ^^^ extra 

for extra services as janitor, and the same be paid out of any money services. 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the governor is here- 
by authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



420 Chaptees CCXVI, CCXVII. [1874 

CHAPTER CCXVI. 

JOINT KESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIATION AND 

E. C. & G. G. BAILEY. 

Appropriation to pay for newspapers. 

Be it resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Appropriation That the Republican Press Association be allowed the sum of sev- 

papS"'"''^'^'' enty-four dollars and seventy cents ; and that E. C. and G. G. Bailey 

be allowed the sura of seventy-four dollars and seventy cents, in full 

for their several claims, and that the same be paid out of any money 

in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 10, 1874] 



CHAPTER CCXVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JEREMIAH D. SLEEPER. 

Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

Appropriation That the sum of one hundred and eighty-seven dollars and forty- 
seven cents be allowed Jeremiah D. Sleeper, and that the same be 
paid out of any funds in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
and that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 10, 1874.] 



to pay claim. 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Seceetaky of State's Office, 
Concord, September 5, 1874. 

I HEREBY certify that the acts, resolutions and addresses con- 
tained in this pamphlet have been compared with the originals in 
this office, and proved to be correctly printed. 

WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD, 

Secretary of State. 



INDEX 



TO 



PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1874. 



Advertising non-resident taxes 

Adjutant-general, salary of 

accounts of 

Accounts of clerks of courts 

Asylum for the iusane, authorized to borrow money 
inmates of . 

Armories, rent of, limited 

Appraisal of property for taxation 

Assessors (see selectmen) 

Annual reports, when furnished to printer 
when pi-inted 

Agriculture, board of, report of 

Agricultural college, appropriation for 

Animals, fines imposed for cruelty to, go to society prosecuting 
justices' jurisdiction in cases of cruelty to 
fur-bearing, protection of 

AUen, W. H. H., address for removal of 

Aldi'ich, Edgar, address for removal of 

Address for the removal of W. H. H. AUen and others 
Silas Hardy 

Larkin D. Mason and others 
Coos county officers 
Daniel G. Beede 
Isaac A. Hill and F. S. Dodge 
David Cross and others 
Lyman T. Flint 
Daniel Hall 
David C. Batchelder 
David K. Lang and others 
James H. Edgerly and others 
Elisha F. Lane and others 
James "W. Odlin 
John W. Currier 
Joseph Clark 
John B. Haseltine and M. H. Cochran 
Charles A. Tufts 



270, 352 
27S 
357 
297 
310 
348 
318 
845 
345 
351 
351 
365 
363 
283 
283 
297 
365 
366 
365 
365 
366 
366 
367 
367 
367 
368 
368 
369 
3G9 
370 
370 
371 
371 
371 
373 
372 



424 



Index. 



Address for the removal of John M. Hahies 

W. W. Fletcher and others 

J. H. Worcester and E. J. Mathas 

Daniel \V. Edgerly 

Bass, black, protection of 

Burglary, punishment of 

Breaking buildings, punishment of 

Bunker, J. M., ftirm in RoUinsford annexed to Dover 

Bonds to judge of probate 

Birds, preservation of 

song, protection of 

insectivorous, protection of . 
Beaver, preservation of 
Banks (see savings banks) 
Bonds, state, may be registered 
how transferred 
interest on, how paid 
to the judges of probate 
Bath, farms in, annexed to Monroe 
Blind, appropriation for 
Boats, fishing, to be registered 
Beede, D. G., address for removal of 
Burnham, H. E., address for removal of 
Batclielder, D. C, address for removal of 
Brown, M. S., address for removal of 
Buckminster, D. "\V., address for removal of 



372 
373 
373 
374 

285 
286 
286 
288 
290 
297 
298 
298 
297 
321 
324 
324 
324 
290 
327 
361 
320 
367 
368 
369 
369 
370 



Cruelty to animals 

Cemetery corporations to hold funds in trust 

Corporations, directors of to reside in state 

may be sureties on probate bonds 
Commons and parks, how laid out and discontinued 
Courts, probate, in Rockingham coiinty 
Carroll county . 
Belknap county 
police, of Keene 

Manchester 
Nashua 
Concord 
Clerks of courts, accounts of 
City councils, not to alter wards 

vacancies in, to be filled by new election 
Children, enumeration of 

Chichester, votes of in regard to high school ratified 
Canaan, land in, annexed to Enfield for schooling 
Courts, all terms in Belknap county in Laconia 
change of terms in Grafton county 
supreme and circuit, established, powers and duties 
Clarksville, farm in Pittsburg, annexed to 
Collectors of taxes, to account montlily 
Circuit court (see courts) 
Councillor districts reorganized 
Campton, claim of 
Contract for labor at prison 
Contingent expenses of governor . 
Cruelty to animals, jurisdiction of justices and police courts 

fines for, go to society prosecutin. 
Concord, superintendent of schools in 
Canada, books for 

Colby, Ira, jr., addi-ess for removal of 
Claggett, Rufus P., address for removal of 
Cross, David, address for removal of 
Currier, J. W., address for removal of 
Clark, Joseph, address for removal of 
Cochran, M. H., address for removal of 



thereof 



in cases of 



286 
287 
290 
289 
282 
325 
326 
274 
280 
284 
299 
297 
302 
308 
309 
315 
323 
326 
334 
340-43 
330 
831 
340 
349 
353 
353 
361 
283 
283 
290 
360 
365 
365 
367 
371 
371 
372 



Directors of corporations to reside in state 
Duston monument, protection of 



287 
304 



Index. 



425 



Dcei'flcld, farms in, annexed to Nottingliam for schooling 

Durham, i)art ofscliool district in, annexed to Newmarket 

Distribution of state publications . 

Dover, city charter of, amended 

Danbury, town of, annexed to I>rerrimack county 

Dominion of Canada, liooks to library of 

Deaf, dumb and blind, appropriations for 

Disturbance of schools 

Districts, council and senatorial, reorganized 

Dodge, Frank S., address for removal of 

Dearborn, C. V., addi'ess for removal of 



Encampments and parades of militia suspended 
Enlield, land in C;;naan annexed to 
Enumeration of children 
Eastman, Leavitt II., adffresa for removal of 
Emerson, E. 1'., address for removal of 
Edgerly, J. II., address for removal of 
Edgerly, D. W., address for removal of 



Fish, protection of, m Gregg's pond 

black bass and other 

m Bartlett's pond, repealed 

generally 

in Elisha Goodwm's pond . 
Fish commissioners, duty of 

wardens, appointment and duty of 
Fishing boats to be registered 
Fines imposed by police courts belong to towns 

for cruelty to animals 
Fradulent election to house of representatives . 
Frauconia Notch road 

Federal officers, interference of, in elections 
Flint, L. T., address for removal of 
Farr, E. W., address for removal of 
Fletcher, W. W., address for removal of 

Gambling in railroad cars and steamboats 

Gilford, portion of, annexed to Laconia 

Game, preservation of 

Game bird.s, preservation of < 

Grouse, isreservation of 

Greenland, laud in, annexed to Stratham for schooling 

Gilsum, a portion of Sullivan annexed to 

Gun-houses, rent of, limited 

Greenville, state tax of, abated 

Goodwin, Elisha, fish in pond of, protected . 



Hares, protection of . 

High schools, may be established by a majority vote 

town or school district may contract for 
Hardy, Sflas, premises changed from one district to another 
Highways, repairs of, in unincorporated places 
House of 1-epre.^entatives, fradulent election to 
Hardy, Silas, address for removal of 
Hobbs, Josiah H., address for removal of 
Hill, Isaac A., address for removal of 
Hall, Daniel, address for removal of 
Haseltine, J. B., address for removal of 
Haines, J. M., address for removal of 
Hatch, T. E., address for removal of 



Instruction, public, superintendent of 



tenur? of office and duties 

salary of 

report of 

school committees to report to 



304 

317 

320 

335 

338 

360 

361 

278^ 

3-19 

367 

307 

318 

323 

309 h 

366 

308 

370 

374 

281 
28.J 
317 
320 
331 
320 
320 
320 
307 
283 
316 
355 
362 

3i;8 

3G9 
373 



272 
205 
2D7 
298 
293 
309 
316 
31S 
330 



207 
312 
319 
335 
337 
316 
365 
336 
3G7 
368 
372 
372 
373 



302 
302 
303 
303 
303 



426 



Index. 



Insane, asylum foi* 

committal of, to asylum 

treatment of . 

duty of trustees and superintendent of 

coroner's inquest on deceased 



Justices of superior and circuit oourta > . 

powers and duties of 

salaries of 
Judges and other magistrates not to hear ex jmrte statements 
Justices of the peace, jurisdiction of, in cases of cruelty to animals 
Judiciary system .... 

Jones, Joseph, address for removal of . 

Keene, police court of . . . > 

Lobsters, protection of . > . 

Laconia, portion of Gilford annexed to . . 

Lockups, to be provided . . 

Law, purity in the administration of . 

Labor at state prison, contract for 

Library of stiite prison, appropriation for . 

state, appropriation for . . . 

Lang, D. R., address for removal of . 
Lane, E. F., address for removal of 

Manchester, amendment of city charter of . 

Moulton, Charles, farm of, in Wakefield, changed fi'onl district one to nine 

Monroe, town of, to send a representative 

farms in Bath annexed to . 

Mink, preservation of . 
Muskrats, preservation ot . 

Monument, Duston, protection of . 
Militia, encampments and parades of, suspended 

rent of armories and gun-houses limited 
Meredith, proportion of public taxes 
Mason, state tax of, abated 
Meetiag'houses, repair or-removal of . 

Mason, Larkin D., address for removal of 
Mathas, E. J., address for removal of . 

Naturalization, repeal of act of 18C8 

to be free 
Nashua, amendment of charter of . 

police court of 
Nottingham, farms in Deeiileld annexed to, for schooling 
Notices required by act of 1871, chap. 2, to be posted 
Newmax-ket, part of school disti-ict in Durham annexed to 
Normal school, state, appropriation for 
Non-resident taxes 
Names changed by judges of probate 

Otter, protection of . 

Ossipee, land in Wolfeborough annexed to, for schooling 

farms in, changed ft'om one district to another 
Odlin, J. W., address for removal of 

Pilotage, commissioners of 
Police court of Keene . 

Manchester 

Nashua 

Concord 
fines imposed by, to go to towns 
jurisdiction of, in cases of cruelty to animals 
Prosecutor for violation of fish or game laws entitled to half of the penalty 
Penalty, prosecutor to have half 

Pike perch protected .... 
Parks and commons to be laid out or discontinued by vote of town 



310, 319 
348 
348 
848 
348 

340 
340-43 
343 
346 
283 
340-43 
370 

274 

272 
295 
310 
346 
358 
859 
861 
369 
370 

278 
288 
291 
327 
297 
297 
804 
318 
318 
328 
330 
338 
366 
373 

276 
280, 285, 399 
2«4 
284 
BH 
313 
317 
357 
70, 287, 352 
374 

297 
313 
333 
371 



274 
280 
284 
299 
307 
283 
285 
285 
28S 



Index. 



427 



Portsmouth, amendment to charter of . 

Partridge, protection of 

Poison, exposing, for destruction of animals 

Public instruction, superintendent of 

Prudential committee to i)ost notices required by act of 1871 

Probate courts in Rockingham county 

Carroll county 

Belknap county 
Publications, state, distribution of . 
Pittsburg, farm in, annexe<l to Clarksville 
Police, railroad, appointment of 

powers and duties of 

to wear badge 

who may be arrested by 

compensation and liability of . 

dischai'ge of 
Passengers, protection of, upon railroads 

not to be ejected from cars except at stations 
disorderly, may be arrested 
Parties to suits, guilty of contempt in certain cases 
Prescott, B. F., thanks to 

Porter, Gen. Fitz John, resolution in regard to case of 
Provincial records, compilation of . 
Portraits, thanks for 
Parkinson, Henry, address for removal of 

Quail, protection of . 

Railroad, Nashua, Acton and Boston . 

Concord and Rochester 

Manchester and Keene 

Portsmouth and Dover 

Windsor and Forest Line 

Nashua and Plaistow . 

Spicket River 

Lowell and Windham 

Manchester and Lawrence, to build a branch 

Exeter and Salisbury 

Pemigewasset Valley 

SwiCt River 

Nashua and Lo-well and Boston and Lowell 
Eailroad police 
Randolph and Success classed 
Reimburse, towns may, in certain cases 
Reform school, aiding escape from, concealing or employing runaways 
Rollinsford, farms in, changed from one district to another 
Referees, sujjerior and circuit courts may send cases to 

proceedings, reports and compensation of 
Report of superintendent of public instruction 

board of agricultui-e 
Reports, annual, when furnished to printer 

printed 
Repair of highways in unincorporated places . 
Roads, repairs of, among the White Mountains 
Rogers, E. G., addi-ess for removal of 

Students, right to vote 

Schools, disturbance of ... 

Simonds Free School fund exempt from taxation 
Superintendent of schools in Concord 
Sable, protection of . 
Superintendent of public instruction 

School committees to report to superintendent of pubhc instruction 
number of children not attending school 
post notices . 
Sti'atham, land m Greenland annexed to 
Selectmen, to make enumeration of children 

provide lockups 
Sullivan, a portion of, annexed to Gilsum 



354, 355, 



292 
298 
297 
302 
313 
283 
325 
326 
328 
330 
344 
344 
344 
345 
845 
345 
344 
345 
345 
346 
3.')2 
359 
364 
358 
368 



271 
273 
277 
277 
291 
300 
301 
305 
307 
313 
328 
331 
347 
344 
283 
314 
325 
333 
343 
343 
303 
365 
351 
351 
337 
356, 360, 364 
366 

275 

278 

289 

290 * 

297 

303 

303 

309 

313 

309 

309 

310 

316 



428 



Index. 



Seats in house of representatives, fi-audulent occupation of . 
Salary of state ti-easurer . . , ^ 

adjutant-general . . . 

superintendent of public instruction 
School districts may be re-established 

contract with academj^ to form high school 
Savings banks, trustees of, to make examinations and report 
report to be pubUshed 
kept with national banks 
treasurer of, proceedings in case of neglect of 
penalty for embezzlement by officers of 
guaranty fund to be created by 
rate of interest and dividends . i 

funds to be kept separate 
stocks held by, as collateral, to be reported . 
deposits not to be invested in certain stocks 
■when assets are reduced, proceedings 
State tax pi-ovided for 

publications, distribution of . . i 

Snielts, protection of . 
Swine, taxation of . 

Superior c6urt of judicature (see courts) 
Selectmen, oath to be taken by . 

to appraise real estate every fourth year 
punishment of, for neglect . i 

_. Senatorial districts reorganized 
State normal school . . . 

State prison, appropriation for library of 

salary of chaplain 
commission on new prison 
State library, appropriation for 
Surety, corporations may be, on probate bonds 
State bonds (see bonds, state) 
Scott, Charles, address for removal of 
Sanborn, W. A., address for removal of 

Trustees of estates . . 

cemeteries 
Taxes, non-resident, advertising 

town may purchase land sold for 
list of, to be delivered to collector, when 
collector to senil bill of, to owner of land 
Towns may re-establish school districts > 

reimburse citizens in certain cases 
Treasurer, state, salarj' of 

Town may contract with academy to form high school 
penalty of, for illegal election of representative 
Tax, state, provided for 
Taxation, of swine 

act to equalize 

conmiission to revise laws relating to 
Simonds Free School fund exempt from 
Thanks to B. F. Prescott and others 

for porti'aits presented to state 
Tufts, Charles A., address for removal of 

Upton, Samuel, address for removal of 

Village precinct districts may light streets 
Varney, J. E., address for removal of 

■Wliite-fish, protected 

Warren, farm in, changed from one district to another 
Wolfeborough, land in, annexed to Ossipee, for schooling 
AVakelield, farm in, changed from one district to another 
Awards of cities not to be changed by city councils 
Whidden, B. F., address for removal of 
Whipple, J. M., address for I'emoval of 
Westgate, Tyler, address for removal of 

Wellington, L., address for removal of 
Worcester, J. H., address for removal of 



m 

319 

273 

303 

3U 

319 

321 

321 

321 

321 

322 

322 

322 

322 

322 

322 

322 

323 

32G 

327 

332 

340 

346 

346 

346 

349 ^ 

357 

359 

363 

362 

361 

290 

324 

367 

373 

270 
286 
270, 352 
287 
352 
352 
311 
314 
319 
319 
316 
323 
332 
345 
358 
289 
352 
358 
372 

367 

276 
370 

285 
308 
313 
288 
302 
366 
366 
369 

370 
373 



INDEX 



TO * 



PRIVATE ACTS AND EESOLUTIONS, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1874. 



Association, Pliarmaceutical, X. H. 


378 


AYiiinipesaukee Camp Meeting 


380 


Alton Bay Camp Meeting 


391 


Republican Press 


419, 420 


Academy, Andover, charter revived 


385 


Animals, Portsmouth society to prevent cruelty to 


39(J 


Aqueduct Company, Alpine, incorporated 


39(5 


Applebee, D. H., claim paid 


412 


Adams, Charles H. . 


419 


Brown's Lumber Company incorporated 


398 


Bank, Farmington .... 


405 


Bridge Company, Sh-atford Hollow 


407 


Bridge, Portsmouth, purchase ol . 


410 


BrcM'ster, Lewis W. .... 


415 


Burnham, .James M. . 


418 


Bailey, E. C. & G. G. .... 


. 419, 420 


Camp Meeting Association, Winnipesaukee 


, 380 


. Alton Bay 


391 


Christian Educational Society, act to incorporate 


381 


Congregational Sabbath-School, Winchester 


333 


Columbian IManufacturing Company 


385 


Cruelty to Animals, Portsmouth Society 


39C 


Catholic Total Abstinence Society, St. Mary's . 


400 


Concord Manufacturing Companj- . 


410 


Couuor, Dauiel .... 


413 


Clarke, .John B., and others 


416 


Carlton & Ilarvey .... 


416 


Clark, S. C. 


41G 


Caverly, Charles F. . 


417 


Clapp, Allen X. . . . . ' 


417 


Currier, Denison .... 


418 


Rev. John .... 


419 


Dover Oil Cloth Company 


411 


Dearborn, .Josiah R. . 


417 



430 



Index. 



[1874 



Educational Society, Cliristiau, act to incorporate 
Emerson, Isaac 
Evans, D. P. 



3S1 
413 
419 



French Canadian Society, Concord 

Free Masons, Franklin Lodge, act to revive 

Mt. Washington Lodge, act to revive 
Freewill Baptist Printmg Establishment 
Farmington Banlv 
Farmer, A. B. . . . 

Oscar G. 
Foster, George J. & Co. 
Frost, Abuer 



379 
384 
384 
399 
405 
414 
418 
41(i 
417 



Grauite State Fire Insurance Company 
Grafton Lumber Company 
Guaranty Savings Baiik 



390 

402 
403 



Hibernians, Ancient Order of. Lodge Xo. 2, Nashua 

Manchester 
1, Nasliua 
Hinsdale Savings Bank 

Hillsborough Land and Water Power Company 
Hotel Company, Oceanic, to issue bonds 

Mount Carrigan . 
Hmitley, Elisha A. . 



378 
392 
393 
388 
395 
399 
405 
417 



Improvement Company, Upper Connecticut and Lake 
Insurance Company, Granite State Fire 



387 
380 



Johnson, Geo. P. 



415, 419 



Lumber Company, Brown's, incorporated 

Grafton 
Little, AViUiam 

3Ianchester Print Works, name changed 
Mamxfacturing Company, Columbian 

Concord 
Mills, Tioga, act to incorporate 

Sawyer AVoolen . 
Mount Carrigan Hotel Company 
Mutual Benefit and Protective Societj-, St. Patrick's 
Moody, F. G. 
Moore & Langley 
Morse, Julius M. 
Morrill, Luther S. 
Morrill & Silsby 
Mack, Henry C. 
Mower, Lewis L. , 

National Savings Bank, name changed 

Orphans' Home, Concord, act to incorporate 
Oceanic Hotel Company to issue bonds 
Oil Cloth Company, Dover 
O'Neil, William F. 

Print Works, Manchester, name changed 

Pharmaceutical Association 

Printing Establishment, Freewill Baptist 

Parkhurst Pliinehas, relief of 

-Portsmouth Bridge, purchase of 

Society to prevent cruelty to animals 
Trust and Guaranty Company 

Pearson, Charles C. & Co. 

Page, Samuel T. 



398 
403 
413 

377 
385 
410 
384 
409 
405 
406 
414 
415 
416 
416 
419 
419 
419 

393 

.^83 
309 
411 
417 

377 
378 
399 
409 
410 
396 
401 
418 
419 



1874] 



Index. 



431 



llaiul, William. Jicirs ol" 
Koberts, Charles 11. 
Uowfll, Clark V. 
]{epiil)lican Press Association 

Saving,-: I'aiik, Hinsdale, act to incorporate 

National, act to change name of 

Concord 

Somcrswortli 

tJuaranty 
St. Mary's Catholic Total Abstinence .Society 
St. Patrick's Mutnal Benelit Society 
Stratford Hollow I'ridge Company 
Sawyer Woolen Mills, charter amended 
Stevens, Zclotiis 
Sargent, William M. 
Sleeper, Jeremiah I). 

Tioga 3Iills, act to incorporate 

Trust and Guaranty Company, Portsmouth 

Tucker, William F. . . 

Universalist Society, Winchester, name ch.ange<l 

Vaughan, O. A. J. . 

Winchester Congregational Sabbath-School 
Wheeler, Nathaniel II. 
Whittemore, P.. B. & F. P. 
Waldron, Dudley B., et als. 



4-14 

414 

418 

419, 4-20 

303 
.393 
401 
403 
400 
400 
407 
409 
4U 
410 
420 

304 
401 
410 

387 

41G 

383 
415 
410 
418 



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