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SAPIENTIA UNIVERSALIS EX LIBRIS 

UNIVERSITY or NEWHAMP5HIRE 




UNIVERSITY LIBRARY 
CLASS N3^5. l^ 

NUMBER /\l S3 I S 7 7 

ACCESSION 3 T I ^ 1* 



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LAW^S 



OF THE 



State of New Hampshire 



Passed June Session, 1877. 




MANCHESTER : 

JOHN B. CLARKE, STATE PRINTER. 
1S77. 



STATE OFFICERS, 



BENJAMIN F. PRESCOTT, Governor, 

AI B. THOMPSON, Secretary of State. 

ISAAC W. HAMMOND, Dejmt?/ Secretary of State. 

SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 

JOHN B. CLARKE, Public Printer. 

NATT HEAD, President of the Senate. 

TYLER WESTGATE, Clerk of the Senate. 

AUGUSTUS A. WOOLSON, Speaker of the House. 

CHARLES C. DANFORTH, Clerk of the House. 

IRA CROSS, Adjutant- General. 

JOHN C. PILSBURY, Warden of State Prison. 

OLIVER PILLSBURY, Insura^ice Commissioner. 

CHARLES A. DOWNS, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

JAMES 0. ADAMS, Secretary of Board of Agriculture. 

NATHANIEL BOUTON, State Historian. 

WILLIA]^! H. KIMBALL, State Librarian. 



SUPREME COURT. 



CHARLES DOE, Chief Justice. 

WILLIAM L. FOSTER, ^ 

CLINTON W. STANLEY, 

ISAAC W. SMITH, I - . t ,- 

GEORGE A. BINGHAM, > Associate Justices. 

WILLIAM H. H. ALLEN, 

LEWIS W. CLARK, 

MASON W. TAPPAN, Attorney- General. 

DANIEL HALL, Law Reporter. 



3 ^ I ?^. 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



Passed June Session, 1877, 



CHAPTER I. 

AN ACT TO EEPEAL CHAPTER FORTY-SIX OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 
187G, ENTITLED " AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO OF 
CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND NINETY-THREE OP THE GENERAL 
STATUTES." 

Section | .Section 

1. Carroll coimty clerk's cfiice and records. | 2. Takes eflect, when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatii-es in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. Chapter forty-six of tlie Pamphlet Laws of 1876,cari^^n^couity^^ 
entitled "An act in amendment of section two of chapter one Inin- records, 
dred and ninety-three of the General Statutes" is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 2. Tliis act shall take effect from and after July 1, 18T7. Takes effect, 

[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



Chapter 11. 



[1877 



CHAPTER II. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY 
FOUR OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO HOMESTEADS. 



Section 

1. Creditor nxay deny that real estate is subject 
to liomestead riglit, upon wliich issue may 
be framed and tried under direction of the 
court. 



Section 
2. Attachment or levy not to lapse until thirt} 

days after determination of such issue. 
9. C'ourt may adjust costs and require security 

therefor. 
4. Ecpealiug; clause ; takes eflect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Hovse of Piepresentatires in Gen- 
ercd Court convened : 



rection of the 
cour 



Creditor may SECTION 1. Wlieiicvcr aiij oflicer, liaviiig ail exccutioii agaiiist Q 
osSe is* subject liiisbaiid to be levied on his real estate, shall be requested to cause 
right,™ por*^ ^ homestead to be set off as provided in the fifth section of the 
be^framed aSf"^ cliaptcr of wliicli this act is in amendment, if the creditor in such 
tried under di- exccutioii shall, bv liimsclf or his attorney, deliver to said officer a 
"" ' "" notice in writing- denying that such real estate is legally subject to 
any homestead right, such officer shall forthwith return said execu- 
tion to the clerk's office from which it issues, with his certificate 
thereon of such request and denial. The creditor shall thereupon, 
under such orders or rules as the court may make or establish, file 
his declaration of the grounds of his denial of- such right of home- 
stead, upon which an issue shall be framed, under the direction of 
the court, for the determination of such right, which sliall be tried 
by the court or the jury according as such issue shall be one of law 
or fact, on the determination of which a further execution shall 
issue for the amount of the debt and costs in the former one, on 
which the clerk shall certify the judgment rendered upon said trial, 
whereupon the officer to whom the same shall be delivered sliall 
proceed to set off the homestead, or to levy such execution without 
such set-off, according as said certificate may be. 

Sec 2, Any attachment subsisting or any IcA-y commenced at 
ifiuii'tidrty days tfi© rctui'ii of any execution as provided in section one of this act, 
rim/ o\^ludi'"is' ^^^^^^ remain in force and take precedence as in other cases of at- 
^"f- tachment or levy, until the expiration of thirty days after the final 

judgment on the issue framed as aforesaid ; and such further exe- 
cution shall have the same force and may be levied upon any prop- 
erty in the same manner as if it were the original execution in the 
cause, 
comt may ad- Sec. o. Costs may be allowed to the prevailing party in said is- 
qldrrsecurify'^'sue, Or limited or wholly disallowed, as the court may in its discre- 
tion determine ; and said court may order such security for costs as 
they may deem reasonable, and when costs shall Ijc allowed execu- 
tion shall issue therefor. 

Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provis- 
fecrwheu^^'^'^^'ioiis of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



Attachment or 



therefor. 



Kepcaling 



1877.] Chapters 111, IV. 



CHAPTER III. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION ONE OF CHAPTEU FORTY-THREE 
OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OP 1876, ENTITLED "AN ACT IN AMEND- 
MENT OP SECTION NINE OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY- 
TWO OF THE CxENERAL STATUTES, IN RELATION TO THE TIMES AND 
PLACES OF HOLDING THE PROBATE COURTS IN THE COUNTY OF 
GRAFTON." 

Section I Section 

1. Time of holding court at WoodsvUle changed. | 2. Takes eflect, when; repealing clause. 

Be it enacted bij the Senate and Hovac of Representatives in Gen- 
era? Court convened : 

^Section 1. Tliat section one of chapter lorty-tlu'ce of the Pam-TinKoihoidiug 
phlet Laws of 1876 be amended by striking ont the word '• tliird " vuie^^iaugerL**" 
in the fifth line and inserting " first " in phice thereof. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect n})on its passage, and all '"^cts Takes effcc^t^^ 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby i'e])ealcd. ing clause. ' 

[Approved Jnne 22, 1877.] 



CHAPTER IV. 

an ACT TO APPORTION THE STATE TAX BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF LAN- 

DAFP AND EASTON. 



Section 
1. Readjustment of state tax between Landati' 
and Easton. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 
•3. Takes eflect when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. That of the one dollar and seventy-nine cents, estab- Readjustment 
lished as the proportion of the state tax for the town of Landaff to hveen La\ida/' 
pay, in the act of 1876, for the apportionment of public taxes, the "™^ ''^"''^""' 
town of Landaff shall hereafter pay the sum of one dollar and 
twenty-eight cents, and the town of Easton fifty-one cents, until a 
new apportionment of taxes shall l)e made, and the state treasurer 
is hereby directed to conform to the provisions of this act in col- 
lecting the state tax assessed for the year 1877. 

Sec. 2. So much of the act passed at the June session, 1876,^^.^1;^-^^''"'- 
entitled "An act to divide the town of Landaff', and to constitute 
the town of Easton," as is inconsistent with tlie provisions of this 
act, is hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. whe^''^"'*' 

[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



Chapters Y, VI. [1877. 



CHAPTER V. 

AN ACT IN FURTHER AMENDMENT OF THE AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 
FIFTEEN OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1876, TO CHAPTER TWENTY- 
TWO OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1875, IN RELATION TO THE PRO- 
BATE COURTS FOR THE COUNTY OF COOS. 



Section | Section 

1. Salaries of probate officers of Coos county 2. Takes eflect, ■\vlien. 
increased. I 

Be it enacted bjj the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

bMte'offic=rs^of°' '"^EC'TION 1. That cliaptcr twenty-two of tlic Pamphlet Laws of 
cr.os coiiury in-187o bc lUi'thep amciuled by strikiiig out the word " fifty " before 
tlie word " dollars" at the end of e-ection one, and inserting in its 
stead the words "one hundred, " so tliat the last clause of said section 
shall read : " and the salary of the judge and register shall be in- 
creased one hundred dollars." 
Takes effect, ^EC. 2. Tliis act sliall take effect from- and after its nassase. 

when. [- , -, _ ^ T -< r,r->- ~ 

[Approved June 20, 18m.J 



CHAPTER VI. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO CHALLENGES IN CAPITAL CASES. 



Section 
1. lu capital cases state uiay have ten peremp- 
tory challenges. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; takes eii'eet, when- 



Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

lu capital eases SECTION 1. Upoii tlic trial of uiiy offcuse wliicli may 1)0 punish- 
ten peremptory able by clcath, the state, in addition to challenges for cause, shall 
challenges. |^^ entitled to ten peremptory challenges. 

Repealing Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent hcrowith are 

iecrwiiei.^^^ "hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from its passage. 
[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters Yll, YIII. 



CHAPTER VII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER SIXTY-SIX OF THE GENERAL 
STATUTES RELATING TO THE REPAIRING OF HIGHWAYS. 



Section 
1. Survej'ors maybe appointed to enter on their 
duties before fifteenth da}- of May. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives In Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. Any town may dioose or aiithorize the selectmen to ■^^"'2'^>'o»'s 'Y^" 
appoint smweyors of liigliways as contemplated in section five, enter on their 
chapter sixty-six of the General Statutes, who may enter nponteenthd^"!*^^'' 
tlieir duties at an earlier date than the fifteenth day of May. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, ^^^ff*^^'^'''' 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



CHAPTER VIII. 

AN act prohibiting THE ALLOW^ING OF COAL TAR, REFUSE OR DE- 
POSITS FROM GAS WORKS, TO FLOW INTO, OR BEING DEPOSITED IN, 
THE WATERS OF THE SQUAMSCOT RIVER. 



Section 
1. Persons jirohibited from bcfonlini; S']uamscot 
river; penalty. 



Section 

2. Upon second olTcnse supreme court to enjoin 

oSender. 

3. Takes efiect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. No person or conioration shall throw or dc]X)sit, or Persons prohib- 

,, , x 1 ji 1 •■ 1 1 J. £ uedfrombeioul- 

allow the same to r.e throAvn or deposited, any coal tar, retuse or iug squamscot 
deposits from any gas works, or cause or permit the same to nm"^*^'"' ^'*^"'*^'^'' 
or flow into or upon the waters of tlie Squamscot river, under a pen- 
alty of fifty dollars for each offense. 

Sec. 2. If any person or corporation shall he euilty of a second upon second of- 
violation of section first of this act, it shall be the duty of th.e su- court to enjoin 
preme court, or of any justice thereof, to issue an injunction re- '''^*''"'"■• 
straining such person or corporation so offendiug. from Cfintinuing 
such violation. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect, 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



10 



Chapters IX, X. 



[1877. 



CHAPTEK IX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION ONE OF CHAPTER FIFTY-P^OUR OF 
THE PAMPHLET LAWS PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1873, IN RELATION 
TO PUBLIC PARKS AND CEMETP^RIES. 



Section 
1. Laud niar be taken within twenty rods of 
(Iwelling-lioiise for enlarging cemeteries, 
when. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hij tlie Senate and House of Eej)resentatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Laud may be 
taken within 
twenty rods of 
dwelling-house 
for enlarging 
cemeteries, 
when. 



Eepealiua 
clause. 



Takes effect, 
when- 



Section 1. That so much of section one of chapter fifty-four of 
an act passed June session, 1878, in reLition to public parks and 
cemeteries, as prohil)its the selectmen of towns from laying out 
public cemeteries within twenty rods of any dwelling-house, store 
or public place, shall not lie held to apply to the enlargement of ex- 
isting cemeteries when tlie land so taken and laid out is within 
twenty rods, but at a greater distance from any dwelling-house, 
store or public place than the original cemetery for which such land 
shall be taken lor enlargement. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with tlie provis- 
ions of tliis act are hereliy repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



CHAPTER X. 

AN act to sever CERTAIN TERRITORY FROM THE TOWN OF HAMP- 
STEAD AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF DANVILLE. 



Section 

1. Town lines changed. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
.3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by tlie Senate and Hovse of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 



Town lines 
changed. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. Tliat so nmch of the homestead farm of Jacob Col- 
lins, of Danville, as is now situated in the town of Hampstead, 
shall Ije and hereby is severed from said town,, of Hampstead and 
annexed to the town of Panville. 

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

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passao:e. 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapter XI. 



11 



CHAPTER XI. 



AN ACT 



FOR THE BETTER PRESERVATION OF THE RECORDS OF THE 
DOINGS OF COUNTY DELEGATIONS. 



Section 

1. Secretary ol' state to prepare and furnish 

record books lor eonuty delegations. 

2. Clerks of delegations to make a true record 

and certify it to county commissioners. 



Sectiox 

3. Kecord book, where deposited. 

4. Record of meetings not held in Concord, 

how made. 

5. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Section 1. Tliat the secretary of state shall furnish a book for secretary of 
each of the several counties in this state, at their expense, suitable audVirmlif'rec- 
for keeping the records of the doings of their respective delega- °j;';|,J}°°'[gi|,^';^_ 
tions, and upon the fly-leaf of said books there shall be attached tions. 
a printed copy of all laws now in force or that may be hereafter 
enacted in relation to the meetings and action of the county delega- 
tions and the records and returns thereof. 

Sec. 2. It shall be the duty of the clerks of the respective clel- cieife^onieie^^ 
egations of the several counties, to make a true record of the do- a'tme record 
iiigs of their respective delegations in said record 1 )Ooks, and make coumy comml" 
a certified copy thereof, and return said copy to the clerk of the ^ioners. 
county commissioners in their respective counties, as soon as may 
be convenient after each meeting of their delegation. . 

Sec. 3. Said record book shall be deposited with the secretary Rcconnjook^ 
of state for safe keeping ; and a certified copy of said records, or ited. 
any part thereof, by the secretary of state, shall have the same 
validity for all purposes that the same would have if certified by 
the clerk of the delegation. 

Sec. 4. Should a meeting of the delegation of any county be Eecord of meet- 
convened at any other place than at the state house in Concord, it clucoidl'how ' 
shall be the duty of the clerk of the delegation to forward to the >^'"^<"- 
secretary of state at Concord a record of the doings of said meet- 
ing, to be deposited with the record book of said county, also an 
attested copy of the same to the clerk of the county commissioners 
of his county, and at the next meeting of said delegation holden at 
the state house, said clerk, or his successor, shall enter upon the 
pages of said record book at length the records of said previous 
meeting or meetings, and duly attest the same, that said records 
may ap})ear in due course and in their proper place on tlie pages of 
said record l)Ooks. 

Sec. 5. 
the date of its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



This act shall take effect and 1)C in force from and after ^-^.'£^^ '^^''^'^'f- 



12 



Chapters XII, XIII. 



[18- 



CHAPTER XII. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF FISH IN LARKIN'S POND IN HOOKSETT. 



Section 

1. rishing iu Larkin's pond prohibited for five 
years; penalty. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



risking in Lar- 
kin's pond pro- 
Iiibited for five 
years; penalty. 



Takes eS'ect, 
when. 



Section 1. That all persons are liercljy prohibited from fishing 
in any manner, for five years from the passage of this act, in Lar- 
kin's pond in Hooksett, in the county of Merrimack, and any per- 
son violating the ])rovisions of this act shall he liable to a line of 
ten dollars for each offense, one-half of said fine to the complain- 
ant, and one-half to the county of Merrimack. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XIII. 

an act to provide for the protection and security OF PUBLIC 

LIBRARIES. 



Section 

1. Injuring x^roperty of libraries prohibited; 
Xienalty. 



Section 
2. Takes eflect, when. 



Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



nijuring proper- SECTION 1. Whocvor willfully or maliciously writes upon, in- 

S?rohibited"p*en-jures, defaces, tears, or destroys any book, map, chart, plate, pic- 

'"^^^' ture, engraving or statue belonging to any law, school, college, 

town, city or other public library, shall be punished by a fine not 

exceeding fifty dollars, or by imprisonment of not more than thirty 

days, or both, for every such offense. 

Takes effect, ^ec. 2. Tliis act sliall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapters XI Y, XV. 
C PI AFTER XIV 



io 



-:/' 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY-THREE 
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES IN RELATION TO HEARINGS BEFORE 
TOWN OFFICERS. 



Section 

1. Notice of liearina 
school districts. 



ou division or union of 



Section 
2. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted b/j the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. The notice prescribed in section three of cliaptcr two ^'otice of hear- 
hundred and tliirty-three, shall be sufficient for all hearings before or^un'ion of" 
town officers in relation to the division or union of school districts, *''"°°^'^"^"^''- 
and in such cases further personal notice shall not l^e required. 

Sec 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent vrith the pi'ovis- ^^^'^^p^'"- 
ions of this act are here]3y repealed. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XV 



an ACT TO SUPPRESS EXHIBITIONS OP THE FIGHTING OP BIRDS, DOGS 
AND OTHER ANIMALS. 



Section 
1. Exhibitions of fighting birds 
prohibited ; penalt3^ 



and animals 



Section 

2. Presence at such exhibition punishable. 

3. Act takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Honse of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Section 1. 



That whoever owns, possesses, keeps or trains any Exhibitions or 
bird, dog, or other animal, wdth the intent that such bird, dog, or ami "uhud^s pro- 
other animal shall ])e engaged or used in an exhibition of fighting, l^J^^ll*^'^' i'^"' 
or whoever estal)lishes or promotes an exhibition of the fighting of 
birds, dogs, or other animals, shall be punished by line not exceed- 
ing two hundred dollars or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding- 
one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sec 2. Whoever is present at any place, building or tenement Prpsppw at such 
when preparations are being made for an exhil)ition of the fighting isiiaide!""^^"" 
of birds, dogs, or other animals, watli intent to be present at such 
exhibition, or is present at, aids in, or contributes to such an exhi- 
bition, shall be punished by fine not exceeding twenty-five dollars 
or by imprisonment in jail not exceeding thirty days, or by both such 
fine and imprisonment. 

Sec 3. This act shall ])e in force from and after its passage. Aet takes efieet, 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



14 



Chapters XVI, XVII. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER XVI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDxMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND THIRTY, GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES, RELATIVE TO THE LIABILITIES OP PERSONS SUM- 
MONED AS TRUSTEES. 



Section 
1. Clerk, etc., of principal defcnJant not diavge- 
able as trustee. 



Section 
2. Tiikes cllect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Clerk, etc., ol 
principal de- 
fendant not 
chargeable as 
trustee. 



Takes eflcct, 
when. 



Section 1. No person shall bo charged as trustee for any funds 
which are held in the capacity of clerk, cashier, or other employe 
of the principal defendant and which have been received in the or- 
dinary course of such employment. Nothing in this act shall be 
construed to apply to suits now pending. 

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

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION SECOND OF CHAPTER FIFTY-FOUR 
OP THE PAMPHLET LAWS PASSED JUNE SESSION 1873, IN RELATION 
TO PUBLIC PARKS AND CEMETERIES. 



Section 

1. Act amended. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



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



Act amended. 



Repealing 
clause. 

Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. Section two of chapter fifty-four of the Pamphlet 
Laws of 1873, shall be amended by inserting after the word " vot- 
ers " in the fourth line the following words : " present and voting 
thereon." 

Sec 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provis- 
ions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapter XVllI. 15 

CHAPTER XVIII. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TREASURER TO ISSUE REGISTERED 

BONDS. 



Section 

1. New method of registering state bonds. 

2. Present registered bonds exchangeable for 



Section 

3. Bonds received by treasurer iu exchange, to 
be canceled and destroyed. 



new ones. I ■4. Repealing clause ; takes effect, when. 

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

Section 1. The state treasurer is ]iere])y authorized to issue reg-^^ew method of 
istered bonds iu pieces of not less than one hundred dollars, and bonds?""^ * "^ '' 
of any multiple of one hundred, iu exchange for and lieu of any 
coupon ])onds or l)onds of the state registered in accordance with 
tlic provisions of chapter seventy-four of the Pamphlet Laws passed 
June session, 1874, bearing the same rate of interest and maturing 
at the same time as the bonds which he may receive therefor in ex- 
change, but the place of payment prescribed therein shall be the 
state treasury and not elsewhere ; and the said bonds shall be signed 
by the treasurer, countersigned by the governor, and attested by the 
secretary of state, with the seal of the state. 

Sec. 2. Upon due assignment of any such registered bond ^'^nd ?[^^®™',j''J|jg 
delivery thereof to the state treasurer, an equivalent bond or bonds, exchangeable 
in form as aforesaid, shall be issued to the assignees iu substitution °^"'^^^™^*- 
therefor. 

Sec. 3. All lionds received hy the treasurer for exchange, under Bonds received 
the provisions of this act, shall be effectually effaced and canceled, exchangertVbe 
and retained in the office of the treasurer until they have been ex- destroyed."'^ 
amined and audited b,' a committee of the legislature, wdien they 
shall l)e destroyed in accordance with the provisions of chapter 
forty-two, Pamphlet Laws, passed June session, 1873. And the sec- 
retary of state and state treasurer shall eacli keep a record of all 
bonds issued under the authority of this act, showing the serial 
number, date and amount of eacli certificate, to whom issued, and 
when payable. 

Sec. 4. Chapter seventy-four of the Pamphlet Laws of 1874 is Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, fec^wiiln'!*^^^^*^ 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



16 



Chapters XIX, XX. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER XIX. 

Ax\ ACT IN AMENDMENT OP AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH 
A NEW PROPORTION FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF PUBLIC TAXES," AP- 
PROVED JULY 20, 1876. 



Section 
1. State and county tax of Ilart's Location 
reduced. 



Section 

2. Slate and countj- tax of Cutts' Grant reduced. 

3. Repealing clause ; takes eflect, wlicn. 



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



State and coun- 
ty tax of Hart's 
Location re- 
duced. 



State and comi- 
ty tax of Cutt^' 
Grant reduced. 



Repealing 
clause; takes 
effect, when. 



Section 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized to aljate from 
the state tax of 1877, to he paid by Hart's Location in the county 
of Carroll, six cents for every one thousand dollars of the entire 
state tax, and to make the same proportional abatement annually 
thereafter during the period of apportionment lixed by the act to 
which this is an amendment. And the treasurer of tlie county of 
Carroll is also authorized to make a proportional annual abatement 
from the amount of county tax to be paid by said Hart's Location 
during said time. 

Sec. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized to abate from 
the state tax of 1877, to be paid by Cutts' Grant in the county of 
Coos, one and one-half cent for every one thousand dollars of the 
entire state tax, and to make the same proportional abatement an- 
nually thereafter during the period of apportionment fixed hj the act 
to which this is an amendment. And the treasurer of the county 
of Coos is also authorized to make a proportional annual abatement 
from the amount of county tax to Ije paid l^y said Cutts' Grant 
during said time. 

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XX. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TRIAL OF SMALL CAUSES WITHOUT THE 
INTERVENTION OF A JURY. 



Section 

1. Supreme court may refer causes to referees, 

and judgment on their report shall be final, 

2. Rules of practice and proceedings before 

referees. 



Section 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Takes eflect, when. 



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



Supreme court SECTION 1. That the Supreme court, or any iustice thereof in 

.miiy reler onuses ■*■ y j t) 

to referees, and vacatiou, iu all civil causcs, ill which the parties agree to such refer- 
ihex??eporT cncc, or \i\ whicli the value in controversy does not exceed one hun- 
shaii be final. ({yqx{ dollars, and title to real estate is not concerned, whether the 



1877.] Chapters XX, XXI. 17 

same shall come into said court by appeal from a justice of the 
peace, a police court, or otherwise, may refer said causes to one or 
more referees, under the provisions of chapter thirty-five of the 
laws of 1876, and judgment rendered on the report of such referees 
shall be final and conclusive. 

Sec. 2. The supreme court may make rules not only to regulate R^ies^of prac 
the practice and proceedings before such referees, but may also fix ceedmgs before 
upon a time when the hearings before referees shall commence in '^^^"^^^• 
each county ; may prescribe the order in which the causes thus re- 
ferred shall be tried and the time and place of trial of each, with a 
view of having all causes thus referred tried w^ithout delay and 
as nearly in the order in which they are found upon the docket as 
may be, and as nearly in one continuous term as possible ; and it 
shall be the duty of referees, parties and counsel to conform to such 
appointments and assignments, and such referee shall have author- 
ity to order the payment of costs by either party, in hearings before 
him, as terms for delay, postponement or continuance, subject to 
the revision of the supreme court. 

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provis- RepeaUng 

CiclUS6> 

ions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after the first day of J||;^s effect, 
August next. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXI. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO TAXES PAID BY SAVINGS BANKS TO THE 

UNITED STATES. 



Section 
1. Taxes to be cliarged proportionately to de- 
positors. 



Section 
2. Takes elFect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gf-eneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. All taxes paid by the savings banks of the state to Taxesjo be^ ^^^ 
the United States shall be proportionately charged by said banks to tio'nateiy to de- 
those depositors upon whose deposit said taxes are paid. poMors. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Takes effect, 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



-H*. 



18 



Chapters XXII, XXIIl. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER XXII. 

AN ACT EXPLANATORY OF AN ACT PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1876, ENTI- 
TLED "an act to remove the disabilities of married WOMEN." 



Section 
1. Eights of man'icd ■svomen defined. 



Sectiox 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it €7iacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 



Eights of mar- 
lied women de- 
fined. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. The provisions of chapter thirty-two of the laws 
passed June session, 1876, shall not be so construed as to abridge or 
affect the right of any married woman, alone or jointly with her 
husband, to release, mortgage or convey for any purpose, to any 
person other than her husband, her right of homestead, dower or 
other right in any real or personal estate not held ])y her in her 
own right, or to her sole or separate use. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XX III. 

an act in amendment of chapter twenty-one, passed at the JUNE 

session, 1876, "extending the jurisdiction op police courts in 

CIVIL causes." 



Section 
1. Suits returnable in place where one of the 
parties resides; judgment against trustee; 
when entered. 



Section 

2. Suits not returnable to what courts. 

3. Repealing clause ; takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Ge7ieral 
Court convened: 



Section 1. 



Suits returnable 

, in place where i_ j i , • 

one of the par- COUl'tS, the actlOU 
ties resides; 
iudgment 



In all suits before justices of the peace and police 
shall be made returnable in the town or city 
where the plaintiff or defendant resides, and no party summoned 
^N^ en'entered.'^' ^^ ti'^^stec sliall havc judgment entered against him until after no- 
tice has been given him to disclose, or after disclosure made, as now 
provided by law. 

Sec. 2. No civil suit, brought hj the justice, assistant or special 
justice of a police court, shall be made returnable to the court of 
which he is a member. 

Sec. 3. Section six of the act of which this is an amendment, 
and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby 
repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



Suits not return- 
able to what 
courts. 



Repealing 
clause ; takes ef- 
fect, when. 



1877.] Chapters XXIY, XXV. 19 

CHAPTER XXI Y. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-SIX 
OF THE GENERAL STATUTES RELATING TO TRUSTEES OF ESTATES. 



Section 

1. Trustee to gire bond iu.all cases. 

2. Trustees, liow to invest trust funds. 



Sectiox 
3. Takes effect, when. 



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

Section 1. Section two of said chapter one hundred and eii''lity-'r™s,':?et?g'^''' 

_, .i o J bond m all cases. 

SIX 01 the General Statutes is hereliy repealed. 

Sec. 2. Trustees, when not otherwise authorized or tlirected,J^J'?^^|^^'j^°^'^^ 
shall 1)0 accountable for and may he licensed to sell stocks, bonds fw"J^- 
and other written evidences of debt, the same as prescribed for 
guardians by section ten, chapter one hundred and sixty-six, of the 
General Statutes, and shall invest money and the proceeds of all 
real and personal property the same as prescribed for guardians hj 
section eleven of said chapter one hundred and sixty-six. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Su''"®"''*' 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XX y. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER TWENTY-FIVE OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 
1876, RELATING TO THE PRESENT JUDICIARY SYSTEM. 

Section I Section 

1. Number of associate justices increased to six. I 2. Takes effect, when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and JTouse of Ilepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That section one of cliapter twenty-five of the laws ^'^f^j'^/^^;-*^; 
of 1876, be amended by striking out the word "five" in the sixth line increased to six. 
and inserting in the place thereof the word "six"; so that the su- 
preme court shall hereafter consist of one chief justice and six as- 
sociate justices. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Itn''^'"'^' 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



20 Chapters XXVI, XXVII. [1877. 



CHAPTER XXVI. 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE OBSERVANCE OF " DECORATION DAY " AS A 

LEGAL HOLIDAY. 



Section 

1. Decoration day a legal holiday. 

2. Notes, etc., maturing to be paid on preced- 

ing day. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of liepresentatives in Creneral 
Court eonvened : 

FkgaThoHday^ SECTION 1. That tliG tliirticlli day of May, in eacli year, being 
the day set a|)art for the decoration of the graves of deceased sol- 
diers, and known as decoration day, he and the same is hereby de- 
clared a legal lioliday. 
niringto^be'p'^id S^^- 2. All bills of exchange, drafts, promissory notes and con- 
on preceding tracts maturing or to be executed on the said thirtieth day of May, 
are payable and to l)e executed on the luisiness day next preceding, 
and may be noted and protested for non-payment or non-fulfillment 
on such next preceding business day. 
Takes effect, Sec. 3. This act shall take cffcct ou its passagB. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXVII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND FIFTY-NINE OF 
THE GENERAL STATUTES, RELATING TO OFFENSES AGAINST PUBLIC 
JUSTICE. 

Section i Section 

1. Ministerial officers receiving bribes; how 2. Takes effect, when, 
punished. I 

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

^l^'fecdvinj" Section 1. If any sheriff, city marslial, constable or other offi- 
bribes; how ccr authorized to serve civil or criminal process, receives from any 
person any money or other valualjlc thing as a consideration, re- 
ward or inducement for omitting or delaying to arrest any defend- 
ant or respondent, or for omitting to carry any person held in cus- 
tody before a magistrate, or for delaying to take a person to prison, 
or for postponing the sale of property under an execution, or for 
omitting or delaying any duty pertaining to liis office, he sliall be 
punished l>y fine not exceeding three hundred dollars, or by impris- 
onment not exceeding three months. 
T^es effect g^c. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters XXVIII, XXIX. 21 



CHAPTER XX Y II I. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE RATE OF BOARD AT THE STATE REFORM 

SCHOOL. 

Section | Section 

1. Price of boai'd not to cxeccd $1.50 a week; 2. Repealing clause, 
liow recovered. I 3. Takes effect, when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate aiid House of Hejpj'esentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The town from which any ])erson is committed to ^Tf °^ ''°'^V' 

••T "°'' *° exceed 

the reiorm school by order oi any iustice or ponce court, and the$i-50aweek; 

, £ 1-1 1 -ij. J 1 1 f. how recovered. 

county irom which any person may be so committed by order oi 
the supreme court, shall pay to the trustees of the reform school 
the sum by them charged in addition to his labor or service, for his 
board and instruction, not exceeding one dollar and a half a week, 
and the same may be recovered by said trustees by an action of 
assumpsit. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pi'ovis- J]^^}^^[^''"?^ 
ions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its jjassage. Z^^n''^'"'^' 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXIX. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE. 



Section 

1. Six thousand dollars appropriated. 

2. Governor authorized to draw, and treasui-er 

to borrow and pay the same. 



Section 
3. Takes efl'ect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Re'presentatives in G-eneral 
Court convened: 

Section 1. That there be and hereby is appropriated to the ^"^ew |^fi.*[\"f ^"J.*^ 
Hampshire asylum for the insane the sum of six thousand dollars, pria'ted.' 
for the purpose of enabling said asylum to build a new jjoiler house, 
and to remove thereto its present boilers and engine. 

Sec. 2. The governor is hereby authorized and empowered to ^°^?™?'; ^"- 

tnorizGQ to (Irtiw 

draw, from time to time, by his warrant, said sum from the treasury and treasurer 
of the state ; and the treasurer is authorized under the direction of pV^thoTame'. 
the governor to borrow all or any part of said sum, if necessary, at 
the lowest rate of interest at which the same can be obtained, pay- 
able in one or two years as he may determine ; and the treasurer 
for the time being is authorized to pay the said sum so borrowed, 
and the interest thereon when the same shall l)ecoine due, out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise a})i)roiu-iated. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes eflect, 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



22 Chapters XXX, XXXI, XXXII. [1877. 



CHAPTER XXX. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION SEVEN OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND THIR- 
TY-FIVE OF THE GENERAL STATUTES IN RELATION TO POLICE OFFICERS. 

Section I Section 

1. Police to make regulations for closing sa- 2. Takes effect, when, 
loons, etc. | 

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

Police to make SECTION 1. Sectioii seveii of chapter two liuiidred and thirtv-five 

regulations for _ , ■*- , , ^^ 

closing saloons, of tliG General Statutes is hereby amended by inserting after the 
word " ont-building," in the sixth line thereof, the words, " and for 
determining the time of night at which saloons, eating-houses and 
restaurants shall be closed, and prohibiting the keeping open such 
places on the Lord's day." 

Takes effect, Sec. 2. Tliis act sliall take cffcct ou its passao'c. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXXI. 

AN ACT IN REGARD TO A TEMPORARY LOAN. 
Section 1.— Treasurer authorized to borrow $60,000. 

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

Treasurer au- SECTION 1. The treasurer, by advice and direction of the gov- 

thorized to bor- n -i • ji • i i i ^ ^i j^ i> 

row $50,000. ernor and council, is authorized to borrow lor the temporary use ot 
the state, a sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars, at such times 
and in such amounts as may be necessary, at such rates of interest 
as mav be determined, not to exceed six per cent per annum. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXXII. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF A 

STATE TAX. 

Section 1.— State tax of $400,000 authorized. 

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

|t*tetaxof Section 1. The sum of four hundred thousand dollars shall be 

ized.' raised for the use of the state, and shall be assessed, collected, and 



1877.] 



Chapters XXXII, XXXIII. 



23 



paid into the treasury on or before the first day of December, in 
the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight ; 
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 ap- 
portionment of public taxes made June session, one thousand eight 
hundred and seventy-six ; and the selectmen of such towns and 
places, and the assessors of such cities, are hereby required to assess 
the sums specified in said warrant, and cause the same to be paid to 
said treasurer on or before the first day of December, in the year of 
our Lord one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight ; and the 
state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extents for all the 
taxes which shall then remain unpaid. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXXIII. 

AN ACT TO FIX THE TIME WHEN THE CONSTITUTIONAL AMENDMENTS, 
ADOPTED IN MARCH LAST, SHALL TAKE EFFECT ; AND ALSO PRO- 
VIDING FOR COMPILING THE STATUTES OF THE STATE. 



Section 

1. Constitutioual amendments to take effect, 
when. 



Section 

2. Governor and council authorized to appoint 

commissioners to compile the statutes of 
the State. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



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



Section 1. That the amendments of the constitution of this c^'^^f^^^'j^j^^'^J^ 
state, which were proposed by the constitutional convention of said take effect as 
state at its session in December, 1876, and which were submitted to*^"^"^^*' 
and legally adopted by the qualified voters of said state at the an- 
nual election in March, 1877, shall take effect at the times follow- 
ing, to wit : 

1. The amendment relating to the trial of causes, in which the Relating to trial 
value in controversy does not exceed one hundred dollars and the °^ ^"^^^ ^'^''^^^'" 
title to real estate is not concerned, without the intervention of a 
jury, which is covered by the second question thus submitted to said 
voters ; and the several amendments abolishing the religious test as Abolishing re 
a qualification for office, all which are covered by the seventh ques- ^^^°"^ ^*^*'' 
tion thus submitted to said voters ; and the amendments authorizing 
the general court to provide that appeals from a justice of the peace 
may be tried without the intervention of a jury, and authorizing increasing j mis- 
said general court to increase the jurisdiction of justices of the |!^'g'^°^j°^^J"^- 
peace to one hundred dollars, as covered by the tenth and eleventh peace. 
questions thus submitted ; and the amendment prohibiting money 
raised by taxation from being applied to the support of schools or fdo^ f^ sfctS- 
institutions of any religious sect or denomination, as covered by the the^first°da~of° 
thirteenth question thus submitted, — shall all take effect on the first August, isvt. 
day of August next. 



24 Chapter XXXIII. [1877. 

Changing time 2. The Several amendments relating to the change of time for 
eiectiou?fn*the*^ holding the state elections from March to November, and providing 
fJbe^^i878. *^''" ^h^t ^hG election shall be biennial, or only once in two years, shall 
take effect on the first day of October, a. d., 1878, and the first 
election under said amendments shall be held on the Tuesday next 
after the first Monday in November, a. d., 1878. So that, upon that 
day (the state having been previously redistricted for the choice of 
senators, and the number of representatives having been previously 
apportioned and ascertained), the members of the legislature, the 
executive officers of the state, county treasurers, registers of deeds, 
registers of probate, solicitors and sheriffs shall be elected under 
Other amend- Said amendments for two years. All the remaining amendments of 
Ssfwednesday ^aid coustitution wliicli have been legally adopted shall take effect 
of June, 1879. qu the first Wednesday of June, a. d. 1879, the true intent and 
ExpiauatoiT meaning of this provision being, that these constitutional amend- 
ments relating to elections and the tenure of office shall take effect 
at such times, as that there shall be an annual election in March 
next under the old constitution, aiid that the officers then elected 
shall hold their offices for one year, as they now do ; and that at 
the election in November, a. d. 1878, all the officers above enumer- 
ated shall be elected under the amended constitution, for two years, 
and shall take their places on the first Wednesday of June, 1879, 
and that upon said day all the amendments to the constitution shall 
take full effect. 
Commissioners Sec. 2. The govcmor, with advice of council, shall, as soon as 

to compile the , •j'^'i ••ji i i-jii 

tatutesof the may be, appoint and commission three persons learned m the law, 
whose duty it shall be to compile the pulilic statutes of this state 
now in force, including those of the present session, and arrange 
the same according to the form and order of tlie general statutes, 
as far as may be, and prepare the same for publication before the 
next session of the legislature, in June, 1878, and make report to 
said legislature ; and said commissioners shall be authorized to 
make sucli changes and alterations in the existing laws as they may 
deem necessary on account of the adoption of said constitutional 
amendments, and also on accomit of any change that may be made 
in the time of holding the election for the choice of town officers, 
or in the tenure of office of such officers. With the above excep- 
tions, and such others, if any, as the legislature may prescribe, the 
work of said commissioners shall l)e confined to a compilation of 
existing laws. 
Takes effect, Sec. 3. Tliis act shall take effect and lie in force from and after 

its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



state 



when. 



1877.] Chapter XXXIV. 25 



CHAPTER XXXIV. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE REVENUES OF THE STATE OP NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Sectiok 

1. Private acts of incorporation to be taxed. 

2. Not to apply to voluntary corporations. 



Section 

3. Future acts of incorporation to become void, 

when. 

4. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Hepresentatives in Cieneral 
Court co7ivened : 

Section 1. That hereafter no private act passed by the legisla- rnvate acts of 
ture of this state, hereinafter described and assessed, shall be en- be taxed as foi- 
rolled in the office of the secretary of state or published or have the ^°^^^ ' 
force of law until the parties asking or requiring the same shall 
have paid into the state treasury the following sums, to wit : On Banks of dis- 
every act incorporating, chartering, renewing or extending the cor- ^^.JJJ?^^ m*J)°J^ 
porate powers of any bank except savings banks, the sum of one ceitifled stock. 
dollar per thousand on the largest amount of capital authorized, 
and on every supplement thereto except such as provide for an in- 
crease of capital, the sum of twenty-five dollars. On every act in-sxvin-sbank^ 
corporating, chartering, renewing or extending the corporate pow- s'loo. "' 
ers of any savings bank the sum of one hundred dollars, and for 
every supplement thereto the sum of twenty-five dollars. On every „., , ,. 

• *^ ivtiilrOticl fiiicl 111- 

act incorporating, chartering, renewing or extending the corporate surance compa- 
powers of any railroad or insurance company, fifty cents per thou-J"er%hMis^ancfof 
sand on the largest amount of capital authorized ; and for every sup- ^^^^'loiized capi- 
plement thereto, except such as provide for an increase of capital, 
twenty-five dollars. On every act incorporating, chartering, renew- 
ing or extending the corporate powers of any water-power, aque- nicriso!™^'^' 
duct, gas-light, express, steamboat, bridge, ferry, co-operative or 
any other company which has for its object a division of profits, 
the sum of fifty dollars, and on every supplement thereto the sum 
of twenty-five dollars. 

Sec. 2. This act shall not in any way apply to any benevolent, ^''?"? ^pp'^ '^*' 

■1.. I'll 1 • ^ • . } '^ '' ."', T voluntary cor- 

rehgious, charitable or educational institutions, agricultural socie- porations. 
ties or other associations, societies or companies which shall organ- 
ize under the acts relating to voluntary corporations, chapters one 
hundred and thirty-eight and one hundred and thirty-nine of the 
General Statutes. 

Sec. 3. Any act or supplement thereto which shall come Avithin Acts to become 
the provisions of this act shall become null and void if the sums 
herein specified are not paid to the state treasurer within thirty 
days after the passage of said act of incorporation. 

Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are i^epeaiiug 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 11, 1877.] 



26 



Chapters XXXV, XXXVI. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER XXXV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION SEVEN, CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
SEVENTY-THREE, OF THE GENERAL STATUTES, IN REGARD TO THE PUB- 
LICATION OF PROBATE NOTICES. 

Section ! Section 

1. Regulating the publication of probate no- 2. Repealing clause ; takes effect, when. 

tices. I 

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



Regiiiaiing the SECTION 1. That sectioii sevGii of chapter one hundred and sev- 

probate notices, eiitj-three of the General Statutes be amended by inserting after the 

word "prefer" in said section, tlie words, "printed in the county, if 

any, otherwise in some paper printed in the vicinity," so that said 

section shall read as follows : 

All persons having business in the several probate courts and at 
the several probate offices shall have the right of selecting such 
newspapers as they may prefer printed in the county, if any, other- 
wise in some paper printed in the vicinity, for the publication of all 
legal notices which may be ordered under their application ; but if 
in the judgment of any judge, the newspaper selected be deemed 
insufficient to give due publicity to any notice, he may order the 
publication in one other paper. 

Sec 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provis- 
ions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
from its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1877.] 



Repealing 
clause ; takes ef- 
fect, when. 



CHAPTER XXXVI. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REPAIRS OF THE ROADS IN GREEN's GRANT 
AND martin's LOCATION IN THE COUNTY OP COOS, FOR A TERM OF 
YEARS. 



Section 

1. Green's Grant divided for taxation. 

2. A portion thereof exempted; proviso. 

3. State not to aid in repairing roads during the 

term of exemption. 



Section 

4. Portion not exempted to betaxed. 

5. Repealing clause. 

6. Takes effect, when. 



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



(ireen's Grant 
divided for tax- 
ation. 



Section 1. That Green's Grant in the county of Coos, being an 
unincorporated place, hereafter be and hereby is, for the purposes 
of taxation, divided as follows, viz.: All that part lying southerly 
and westerly of Nineteen Mile Brook, running through said Grant, 
to the owners thereof, and all tliat part lying northerly and easterly 



1877.] Chapters XXXVI, XXXVII. " 2T 

of said Brook to the owners thereof, and that the whole vahiation 
as now apportioned, to wit : Sixty-five thousand dollars, be divided 
and apportioned as follows : To that part lying southerly and west- 
erly of said Nineteen Mile Brook, the sum of fifty-three thousand 
dollars, and to that part lying northerly and easterly of said Brook, 
the sum of twelve thousand dollars, during the term of the present 
apportionment as fixed by the act of 1876. 

Sec. 2. That all that portion of said Green's Grant Avhich lies Arortk.n^there- 
southerly and westerly of said Nineteen Mile Brook, being the proviso, 
premises owned and occupied by AV. and C. R. Milliken, be and 
hereby is exempted from taxation for the term of ten years irvm 
the passage of this act. Provided, however, that the said W. and 
C. R. Milliken, their successors and assigns, shall during said term 
keep and maintain in good and sufficient repair, to the satisfaction 
of the county commissioners of said county of Coos, the road lead- 
ing through Martin's Location and Green's Grant, in said county, 
from the south line of Gorham, by the Glen House to the Jackson 
line, and also the road leading from said road, near Glen Cottage, 
so called, across Peabody river by Copp's and Culhorne's to said 
Gorham line, being all the main traveled roads in said Martin's Lo- 
cation and Green's Grant, as now laid and traveled. 

Sec. 3. In consideration of the aforesaid exemption, no aid foi^^n'reVahiilff*''* 
the repairs or maintenance of said roads during said term shall be ro-^is during the 

, T , , 1 , , term of exemp- 

granted by the state. rion. 

Sec. 4. Nothing in this act shall preclude the taxation of that Portion uot ex- 

GlliptPCl to DC 

portion of said Green's Grant which lies northerly and easterly of taxeii. 
said Nineteen Mile Brook, but the same shall be taxed according to 
its value aforesaid, at an apportionment of seven cents on every one 
thousand dollars of the public taxes, hereafter to be raised, and the 
state and county treasurers shall issue their warrants accordingly. 

Sec. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act shall J^^^^f '"^ 
be and hereby are repealed. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. '^^^ ^^^^*' 

[Approved July 12, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXXVII. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TOWN OP RYE. 



Section 

1. Gosport made a police district. 

2. Local taxes to be expended for the use of 

the district. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



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

Section 1. That portion of the town of Rye situated on Star c^osport^m^^e * 
Island is hereby constituted a district in said town to be known as 
Gosport, and said district of Gosport, at a duly called meeting of 
its legal voters, is authorized and empowered to enact such police 



28 



Chapiers XXXVII, xxxvm. 



[1877. 



Local taxes to 
expended for 
the use of the 
district. 



Takes eflect, 
when. 



regulations and ordinances, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, as shall be deemed necessary and proper for the protection of 
property and the maintenance of good order in and upon said 
island, and all such regulations and ordinances shall be of tlie same 
validity as if said district of Gosport was a duly incorporated town. 

Sec. 2. All taxes other than state and county taxes that shall 
})e assessed and collected on any property situated in said district of 
Gosport, shall bo for the exclusive use and benefit of said district, 
and shall be paid over to such agent or agents as said district shall 
elect, at any duly called meeting, and shall be expended in such 
way and manner as said district shall deem for its best interest, the 
same to be determined by the voters of said district. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XXXYIII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO OF CHAPTER FORTY-ONE OF 
THE LAWS OF 1872, APPROVED JULY 3, 1872, IN RELATION TO THE 
MORE EQUAL DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATES. 



Section 

1. Widow not entitled to one-third of estate; 
when. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



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



Widow not en- 
titled to one 
third of estate, 
when. 



Kcpealing 
clause. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. Section two of chapter forty-one of the Laws of New 
Hampshire, approved July 3, 1872, is hereby amended so as to read 
as follows, to wit : Section 2. If settlement has been made upon 
the wife before marriage, or if there are any children of the testa- 
tor or intestate l}y any former wife, or the issue of any such chil- 
dren, living at the time of his death, then the preceding section 
shall not be in force. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, but shall not 
be construed so as to apply to any case in which the testator or in- 
testate shall have died before the passage of this act. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapter XXXIX. 



29 



CHAPTER XXXIX 



\/ 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OP BOARDS OF EDUCA- 
TION IN SUCH SCHOOL DISTRICTS OF THE STATE AS MAY DESIRB 
THE SAME. 



Section 

1. School districts having fil'tj^ school children 

may elect a board of education. 

2. Board to have general supervision of schools. 

3. Boards to be sworn; their compensation. 



Section 

4. Financial agent ; his report and compensa- 
tion. 
6. Boards to make annual reports. 

6. Annual meetings. 

7. Takes effect, when. 



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



Section 1. Any school district in any town of the state, which p^poic'iftiicts 
may so elect, and in which there are fifty children of school age, or school children 
which may support a public school during not less than thirty weeks holrl of e'duca- 
in each year, or a graded school during not less than twenty-four ^'°"- 
weeks in each year, is hereby authorized at any legal meeting duly 
notified and holden for tlio ]rarpose, to choose by ballot, and by 
major vote of the qualified Yoters of the district, a board of educa- 
tion consisting of six persons, having the legal qualifications pre- 
scribed by law for prudential and school committees, two of whom 
shall hold office for one year, two for two years, and two for three 
years from the time of the annual meeting in such district, and un- 
til others are duly chosen and qualified in tlieir stead ; the term of 
office of each to be determined by lot at the first meeting of the 
board, and a record thereof made. Two members of said Ijoard 
shall be chosen at every annual meeting of the district after the 
first choice thereof as aforesaid, by ballot and by major vote of the 
qualified voters of the district present and voting, to fill the vacan- 
cies that will annually occur hy the expiration of the term of office 
of two of the incumbents, and to hold office for three years, and 
until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. Any vacancy 
occurring from any other cause may be filled in like manner at a 
special meeting held for the purpose, otherwise at the next annual 
meeting ; and the person chosen to fill such vacancy shall hold office 
during the unexpired term, and until another shall Ijo duly chosen 
and qualified in his stead. 

Sec. 2. Any board of education elected according to the pro- 2°''»"*i J*^ '"^"^ 

, , "^ o 1 i^cucviil super" 

visions of this act, shall have the care and custody of all the prop- vision of school?, 
crty belonging to the district, shall employ teachers and fix their 
compensation, shall have the control and management of the schools 
of the district, and examine and allow all claims arising therefrom, 
and generally shall have and enjoy all the power and authority, and 
perform all the duties by law pertaining to the offices of prudential 
and school committees. 

Sec. 3. Said boards shall Ije sworn to the faithful performance ^„?o"!,']; t^,e^j° 
of their duties, shall choose a i)residcnt and secretary of their own compensation. 
mimber, and shall liold meetings as often as may l^e necessary for 
tlie discharge of their duties ; and the secretary shall keep a record 
of all their proceedings in a Ijook kept for that purpose, at the ex- 



30 



Chapters XXXIX, XL. 



[1S77 



Financial agent : 
his report and 
compensation. 



Boards to make 
aimnal reports. 



Anntial mcct- 
inffs. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



pense of the district. They shall receive no compensation for their 
services except such sums as the towns in which such lioards are 
created may allow them for performing the duties of school com- 
mittees within the districts for which they are chosen, which sums 
may be apportioned among them according to the services rendered 
l)y each member in that capacity. 

8ec. 4. A report of receipts and disbursements during the year 
shall be made to the district at every annual meeting by said boards, 
or by such member of the board as they may appoint to act as treas- 
urer, and if they so elect, to act as agent in providing fuel, furni- 
ture and other necessaries for the accommodation of the various 
schools of the district, who shall receive such compensation as the 
district may determine. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of said lioards to make a report to 
the scliool committees of the towns in which such boards have been 
organized, on or before the first day of March of each year, con- 
taining such facts as said school committee shall be required by law 
to report to the towns at its next annual meeting, and such other 
information as said school committees shall have occasion to use in 
making any report required by law to be made. 

Sec. 6. The annual meetings of such districts as shall avail 
themselves of this act shall be held in the month of March. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XL. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-NINE, 
GENERAL STATUTES, IN RELATION TO PUBLIC POUNDS AND DISTRAIN- 
ING ANIMALS. 



Section 
1. To-\vns may vote not to maintain public 
pounds. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 



Towns may vote 
not to maintain 
pubUc pounds. 



Sepealing 
clause; take: 
effect, wheil. 



Section 1. Any town in this state, at any meeting duly called 
for that purpose, may vote not to maintain a public pound in said 
town and to dispose of any land held by them for that purpose. 

Sec 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters XLI, XLII. . 31 



CHAPTER XLI. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWxN OF ALLENSTOWN. 

Section i Section 

1. State and county tax of Allcnstowii abated. | 2. Takes tffect, when; repealing clause. 

Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

kSECTiON 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required ^f^te and county 
to abate from the state tax for 1877, to be paid by the town of Al- tomi abated^ 
lenstown in the county of Merrimack, one dollar and forty cents 
for every one thousand dollars of the entire state tax, and to make 
the same proportional aljatement annually thereafter of the state 
tax to be paid by said Allenstown during the period of apportion- 
ment fixed by the act of July 20, 1876, entitled, "An act to estab- 
lish a new proportion for the assessment of public taxes." And 
the treasurer of the county of Merrimack is also hereby authorized 
and required to make a proportional annual abatement from the 
amount of county tax to be paid by said Allenstown in 1877, and 
subsequently until a new proportion for the assessment of public 
taxes shall be made. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts^;^^^^^®.^,^'^^^!^',;^^^ 
and parts of acts inconsistent therewith are hereby repealed. clause. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XLII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND ONE OF THE 
GENERAL STATUTES RELATING TO ACTIONS. 



Section 

1. Actions to be brought iu what counties. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. Transitory actions, in which any one of the parties is Actions to be 
an inhabitant of the state, shall be brought in the county where counties. 
some one of them resides. If none of the parties is an inhabitant 
of the state, the action may be brought in any county. 

Sec. 2. Section one of chapter two hundred and one of the ^^.°p^=^^'"^ 
General Statutes is herel)y repealed. 

Sec. 3, This act shall take effect upon its passage. wh^n^^^'^*"' 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



32 



Chapters XLIII, XLIV. 



[1877. 



V 



CHAPTER XLIII 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SUPPORT OF INDIGENT, IDIOTIC AND 
FEEBLE ADULT CHILDREN. 



Section 
1. Town or county may support feeble minded 
children at the home of their parents. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Town or county 
may support 
feeble minded 
children at the 
home of their 
parents. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. Whenever, by reason of any infirmity of body or 
mind, it is fit and proper that children should remain in the family 
and under the control of a parent after they arrive at the age of 
twenty-one years, and such parent is unable to support such chil- 
dren without diminishing his estate, such children shall he sup- 
ported by the town or county by law liable for their support, and 
the parent shall not be regarded or deemed a pauper by reason of 
the support so furnished to such idiotic or feeble adult child or chil- 
dren residing in his family and under his control. 

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

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



V 



CHAPTER XLIV 



AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER SEVENTY-NINE OF THE GENERAL 
STATUTES RELATING TO MEETINGS AND OFFICERS OF SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. Meetings of school districts; how called. 

2. Tenure of office. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when; repealing clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Meeting of SECTION 1. Thc prudcutial committee shall issue his warrant for 

how called."*^ **' the annual meeting, and post a copy thereof, at any time subsequent 
to the first Tuesday of January and prior to the second Tuesday of 
March, and such annual meeting shall lie holden and the officers of 
the district chosen on or before the last day of March. 
Tenure of office. Sec. 2. The officcrs of a district shall hold tlieir offices until 
others are elected and qualified in their stead. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are liereby repealed. 
[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



Takes effect, 
when ; repeal 
ing clause. 



1877.] Chapter XLV. 33 

CHAPTER XLV. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE EFFICIENCY AND EEDUCE THE EXPENSES 

OF THE MILITIA. 



Section 

1. Inspecting au(l musteriug officer; his duties 

and compensation. 

2. Commission to revise tlie militia laws ; their 

compensation. 



Section 

3. Uniforms. 

4. Takes etlect, wlien. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. The governor and commander-iii-chief shall ai)pointi""pect'ngaud 
an inspecting and mustering officer, who shall make a semi-annual cer- his duties 
inspection of each company of artillery, infantry and cavalry in the '^y'^\^^°^^^^'^^^- 
state service, and report within ten days of the time of such inspec- 
tion to the adjutant-general, through proper channels, the condi- 
tion thereof. He shall receive for such services the sum of three 
dollars per day for the time actually employed in making such in- 
spections, and all necessary expenses incurred ; providing, however, 
that such compensation for pay and expenses shall not exceed the 
sum of five hundred dollars per year. 

Sec. 2. The governor shall appoint a commission, consistin<2; of <^'o™»^'^*io»t?,. 

. rcvisG tliG uiili- 

the adjutant-general, judge-advocate, and a representative from each tia laws; their 
branch of the service, to revise the militia laws of the state; said '^°"''^^"**''""' 
commission to report to the legislature as soon as practicable. Each 
member of said commission shall receive as compensation the sum 
of fifty dollars, which shall be in full for all services rendered. 

, Sec. 3. A majority of all the commissioned officers of each reg- Uniforms, 
iment, battalion or unattached company, at a meeting called for 
that purpose, may adopt a uniform for their command. They shall 
make return of their doings in writing to the adjutant-general, and 
if approved by him, such uniform shall become and remain the es- 
tablished uniform for that command ; provided, however, that the 
color shall be the same as worn in the corresponding liranches of 
the United States service. Members of any regiment, battalion or 
unattached company may add such sums as they see fit to the 
amount allowed by the state for the purchase of uniforms, but the 
payment of such sums shall in no way affect the right and title of 
the state to such property. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^^^i'^*;^,^ ^*^"*^'=*' 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



U Chapters XLYI, XLYII. ' [1877. 



CHAPTER XLYI 



AN ACT REGULATING THE TAKING OF FISH. 



Section 

1. Trespassing on land for taking fish ; penalty. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, ivlien. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

HiKiforfriiu' Section ,1. Any person trespassing on any lands for the purpose 
tish; penalty, of taking fisli from any private pond, stream or spring, after public 
notice on the i)art of the owner or occupant thereof or of said 
lands not to so trespass, such notice being in writing and posted 
adjacent to such pond, stream or spring', shall be deemed guilty of 
trespass, and in addition to any damages recoverable by law shall 
be liable to the owner, lessee or occupant in a penalty of one hun- 
dred dollars for every such offense, 
iiepeaiiug '-^.^.Q. 2. All acts or ijarts of acts inconsistent herewith arc re- 

clause. ^ 

pealed. 
Take« effect, ,Sec. 3. Tliis act sliall take cffcct upoii its passao'c. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XLYII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION SEVEN OF CHAPTER SIX OF THE 
PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1870, PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF 
A NORMAL SCHOOL. 



Section 

1. Effect of certificates of graduation from State 
Normal School. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Effect of certifi- SECTION 1. The Certificates of graduation from the lower course 
tk>u from^statT' in tlic State Normal School shall have the effect of licenses to teach 
xoi-mai School. ^^^ thrcc ycars from the date thereof in the common schools of the 
state, except in such as the school committee of the town or district 
shall require branches to be taught not embraced in the course of 
study in such lower course ; and certificates of graduation from the 
higher course shall have the effect of licenses to teach in all com- 
mon schools for five years from the date thereof, provided that in 
all cases such certificates of graduation shall be acceptable to the 
superintending school committee of the town or districts. 
Repealing Sec. 2. All acts aud parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 

Takes'effect, hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from its passage. 
^^'^"^- [Approved July 18, 1877.] 



187T.] 



Chapter XLYIII. 



35 



CHAPTER XLVIII. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE EMPLOYMENT OF PRISONERS IN COUNTY 

JAILS. 



Sectiox 

1. Prisoners may be set to labor. 

2. Earnings to be applied in pajuieut of fines 

and costs-. 

3. What prisoners entitled to net proceeds of 

labor. 

4. What entitled to 25 per cent. 



Section 

5. Jailer to keep an exact account of earnings, 

etc. 

6. Disposition of earnings. 

7. Accounts to be audited and filed ^\-itll su- 

preme court. 

8. Tees of jailer for extra sen-ices. 

9. Kepealing clause; takes efl'ect, when. 



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



Section 1. The sheriff of any coimty may, with the approval of ■p^'^^^^^^j.™^?: 
the county commissioners, employ and set to labor any prisoner 
confined in the county jail, in such manner as shall be consistent 
with the safe-keeping of such prisoner, provided said laljor can be 
prosecuted without expense to the county. 

Sec. 2. Any prisoner confined by reason only of default in pay- Earniuffs to be 
ment of fine and costs shall be entitled to have the net proceeds of ment of fines 
liis labor over and above costs of board and all other expenses, ap- ^^'^ ^'^^^^' 
plied in payment of said fine and costs, and upon their full pay- 
ment shall be discharged from custody. 

Sec. 3. Any person charged with an offense and committed to '^^^i^*P""o»""'' 

"^ . ■ Gntitlfcl to net 

jail who shall not subsequently be indicted, and any witness held for proceeds of 
want of bail, shall be entitled to the net proceeds of his labor as ^''^°''' 
aforesaid ; provided that such person or witness shall not be set to 
labor except by his own consent. 

Sec. 4. All other prisoners shall be entitled to receive upon ^"^t entitled to 

*■ Ud por cent. 

their discharge, twenty-five per cent of the net proceeds of their 
labor as aforesaid ; provided that no person shall enjoy the benefit 
of this act who, while confined as a prisoner, shall not have con- 
ducted himself with good behavior. 

Sec. 5. The sheriff or jailer shall keep an account with each'''''i*«5*°''^^H'*'i 

V X extict ticcouiit or 

prisoner employed as contemplated in this act, which shall show earnings, etc. 
the character and duration of such employment, the earnings there- 
from and the expense thereof. Manufactured articles not disposed 
of at the time of discharge of a prisoner whose labor shall have 
been expended thereon, and any labor which shall have been per- 
formed not at a contract price, shall be estimated at a fair market 
value. The net earnings of each prisoner shall appear in such ac- 
count, and the reasons why any prisoner is not cmi)loycd. 

Sec. (3. The sheriff or jailer shall retain the earnings of each^'fi'.^^J;*^'"""'^ 
prisoner until entitled to a discharge, when he shall }iay such pris- 
oner the amount to which he may be entitled, taking a receipt there- 
for. The balance shall be paid immediately to the county treasurer 
in accordance with the provisions of section fourteen of chapter 
one hundred and ninety-seven of the General Statutes I'olating to 
sheriffs. 



36 



Chapters XLYIII, XLIX. 



[1877. 



;fu(]itedaiid°fikd ^^^' '^- ^^^^ account shall be audited by the county commission- 
with supreme ei's, and, if fouud correct, approved by them. A copy of said ac- 
count properly attested by the sheriff or his deputy shall likewise 
be approved by said county commissioners, and it shall be the duty 
of the sheriff within the first ten days of the trial term of the su- 
preme court to file the same with the clerk of the court ; and for 
any neglect of the sheriff to fiJe the same, he shall forfeit one hun- 
dred dollars. 

Sec. 8. Upon approval of said copy of said accomit the presid- 
ing judge may allow to the sheriff or jailer such reasonable fees for 
compcjisation of extra services required l)y this act as to the said 
judge shall seem proper. 

Sec. 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed ; and this act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1877.] 



Fees of jailer 
for extra ser- 
vices. 



Repealins: 

clause ; takes 
elfect, when. 



CHAPTER XLIX. 

AN ACT IN REGARD TO THE PROTECTION OF PICKEREL AND IN AMEND- 
MENT OP SECTION SIXTY-THREE, CHAPTER ONE, PAMPHLET LAWS OP 
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND SIXTY-EIGHT. 



Section 
1. Protectiou of pickerel in Coos county re- 
moved. 



Section 
2. Repealing clatise ; takes eflect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Protection of SECTION 1. So mucli of scctioii sixty-thic't', chapter one of the 
TO^ty^e*? °°^ Pamphlet Laws of eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, as affords pro- 
moved, tection to pickerel, is hereby repealed, so far as it relates to the 

waters within the county of Coos. 
Repealing ^ ggc. 2. All acts aiid parts of acts inconsistent with the provis- 
fect, wiien. ^ ious of tliis act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 

and be in force from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 18, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapters L, LI. 



37 



CHAPTER L 



AN ACT REGULATING CONSTRUCTING OP TELEGRAPH LINES. 



Section 

1. Telegraph eompauies not to obstruct ways 

2. Not to mutilate trees. 



Section 

3. Penalty for injiu'ing trees on estate. 

4. Repealing clause; takes efFect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : \ 

Section 1. No telegraph company shall set their poles in any^e^?fJMj|»^com- 
street, highway or place so as to impede or obstruct the free access stiuct ways. 
to and egress from and the free use and occupation of any land ad- 
joining said street or highway or the buildings thereon, or the door- 
yard, or any private way to or from any field or other enclosures. 

Sec. 2. No charter for any telegraph company shall be construed ^^*^fo mutilate 
as giving to any individual or corporation a right to cut, mutilate 
or injure any shade or ornamental tree in the erection of their poles 
or wires or in maintaining the same without the consent of the 
owner or occupant, or unless such company shall procure the certi- 
ficate in writing of the selectmen of the town, or mayor and alder- 
men of the city, where such shade or ornamental trees are situate, 
that such cutting or mutilation is necessary, and they shall pay such 
damage as said selectmen or mayor and aldermen shall award for 
the same. 

Sec. o. If any ])erson shall maliciously, willfully, wantonly or?®^*^*>'/°^yj;^ 
unnecessarily commit any act whereby any tree placed or growing estate. 
for ornament or use in any yard, street, square or other place, or 
whereby the real or personal estate of another shall be injured, he 
shall be imprisoned not exceeding one year or fined not exceeding 
one hundred dollars, or both. 

Sec. 4. Section three of chapter two hundred and sixty-three of 5^P^;H"J[;'^ej. ^f. 
the General Statutes is hereby repealed, and this act shall take ef- feet, when, 
feet from its passage. 

[Approved July 18, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION ONE OF CHAPTER FIFTY-FIVE OF 
THE PAMPHLET LAWS PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1872, ENTITLED, AN 
ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF TROUT. 



Section 
1. Protection of trout in Coos county. 



Secti6n 
2. Takes efFect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. That section one of chapter fifty-live of the Pam- Protectimi of 
phlet Laws passed June session, 1872, be so amended as to read, county. 



38 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Chapters LI, LII, LIII. 



[187T 



" from September fifteenth to April fifteenth in any year, so far as 
it relates to any waters in Coos comity." 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved Jnly 18, 1877.] 



CHAPTEE LII 



AN ACT REGARDING CONCEALED WEAPONS. 



Section 
1. Penalty for carr3ing concc:iled weapons. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Penaltj' for car- 
rying concealed 
weapons. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. Whoever when arrested ujion a warrant of a magis- 
trate issued against him for an alleged offense against the laws of 
this state, and whoever when arrested hy a sheriff, deputy sheriff, 
constahlc, police officer or Avatchman when committing a criminal 
offense against the laws of tltis state, or a breach or distur])ance of 
the public peace, is armed with or has on his person slung shot, me- 
tallic knuckles, billies, or other dangerous weapons, or it is shown 
by evidence before any competent tribunal that tlie party arrested 
had used said weapons or either of them in committing the offense 
for which he is arrested, shall be punished by a fi.ne not exceeding 
fifty dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail not exceeding one year^ 
or both. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and 1)0 in force from and after 
its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LIII 



AN act for the better PROTECTION OP CHILDR: N. 



Section 
1. Proprietors of drinking saloons prohibited 
from admitting nainors; penalty. 



Section 

2. Chikh'en imder fourteen not to be cmplo^'eif 

in public exhibitions ; penalt}'; proviso. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Proprietors of SECTION 1. No miuoT uiidcr thc age of fourteen years shall be 
pr'Jiiibu^ed* from admitted at any time to, or permitted to remain in, any saloon or 
no™" penalty, placo of entertainment where any spirituous liquors or wines, or in- 
toxicating or malt liquors are sold, exchanged or given away, or at 
places of amusement known as dance houses and concert saloons,- 



1877.] Chapters LIII, LIV. 39 

unless accompanied by parent or guardian. Any proprietor, keeper 
or manager of any such place who shall admit such minor to, or 
permit him or her to remain in, any such place, unless accompanied 
by parent or guardian, shall be fined ten dollars. 

Sec. 2. Any person who shall employer exhibit, or who i^lii^n^^^^^l^'^''^^/^*™^^^^^^^^ 
sell, apprentice or give away for the purpose of employing or ex- !'e employed in 
hibiting, any child under the age of fourteen years in or for the vo-bHious-yeiiiV- 
cation, occupation, service or ]:)urpose of dancing, playing on musi-'- ' i^''"'^""- 
cal instruments, singing, walking on a wire or rope, or riding or 
performing as a gymnast, contortionist, or acrobat in any circus or 
theatrical exhibition, or in any public place whatsoever, or who 
shall cause, procure or encourage any such child to engage therein, 
shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one hundred dollars ; pro- 
vided, however, that nothing in this act shall be construed to pre- 
vent the education of children in vocal and instrumental music, or 
their employment as musicians in any church, chapel or school, or 
school exhibition, or prevent their taking part in any concert or nni- 
sical exhibition. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect on its passaee. ^Th^"''^''^'' 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LIV. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER THREE OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1868. 

Section I Section 

1. Office of state seoloffist abolisheil. | 2. Takes effect, wbon. 

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

Section 1. That chapter three of the Pamphlet Laws of 1868^"'^ ?',*V'^f 

,■.1 1//A • -I c 1 i-i geologist auol- 

entitled "An act to provide lor the geological and mmeralogical isi'ed. 
survey of the state," and all acts and parts of acts in addition 
thereto are hereby repealed, and the office of "state geologist" is 
hereby abolished. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon the expiration of the'^t^^*^*^"'^'^^' 
present fiscal year. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



40 



Chapter LY. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER LV. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FORTY-ONE OP 
THE GENERAL STATUTES IN RELATION TO AQUEDUCT AND GAS-LIGHT 
COMPANIES. 



Section 

1. Priyilcges of aqueduct and gas compauics 

extended. 

2. Damages by such compames ; liow assessed. 



Section 

3. Owner may petition supreme court ; when. 

4. Takes efTect, when. 



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



Priyileges of 
aqueduct and 
gas companies 
extended. 



Damages by 
such compa; 
nies ; how as- 
sessed. 



Owner may pe- 
tition supreme 
court, when. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. Every aqueduct and gas-light company, duly organ- 
ized, may also in like manner enter npon, break ground and dig 
ditches upon any unaccepted street or private way, doing no injury 
to such unaccepted street, road or private way, and for the purposes 
mentioned in the first section of the chapter to which this is an 
amendment. 

Sec. 2. If in the placing of such ])ipes there shall l)e occasioned 
any damage to the estates of the abuttors or owners of said private 
way or unaccepted street or road, the selectmen of any town or 
mayor and aldermen of any city shall, on notice to the corporation 
causing such damage to the applicant, view the premises, hear the 
parties interested, and assess such damages as may be shown, and 
within thirty days after the application file the same with their do- 
ings thereon, in the office of tlie town clerk, for record, and such 
damages may be recovered in an action at law if not i)aid within 
thirty days. 

Sec. 3. If the owner is aggrieved by the assessment, or if the 
selectmen neglect to file the same within the thirty days as afore- 
said, he may petition the supreme court for an assessment or in- 
crease of the damages, and like proceedings shall be had thereon 
as in case of damages in laying out a highway. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and lie in force from and after 
its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters LVI, LVII. 41 



CHAPTER LYI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWELVE OP THE LAWS OP 1873, 
RELATING TO THE PUBLIC PRINTING. 



Section 
1. Two thousand copies of insurance and bank 
commissioners' reports to be printed. 



Section 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes eflect, wlieu. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. The secretary of state is authorized to procure the ^J^°,^^^'i'i^j*j^^ 
printinor of two thousand copies each of the annual reports of the ^"i^ commis- 

i -, I -I . . sioners reports 

insurance and bank commissioners. to be printed. 

Sec. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ai'e ^j^p^^^^"'&' 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force upon its pas- ^^^^^^^ ^ff'^'^'- 
sage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LVII. 

AN act IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SIXTY-ONE, 
SECTION NINE, OP THE GENERAL STATUTES, CONCERNING THE SOL- 
EMNIZATION OP MARRIAGE. 



Section 
1. Clergj'men out of state ma)- be commissioned 
to solemnzie marriages in tlie state. 



Section 
2. Takes efleet, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the ^'/''J'fJ™^^'^^"',^^^^ 
council, is hereby authorized to issue commissions to clergymen out commissioned 
of this state" authorizing them to solemnize marriages within this marriages'in the 
state ; and marriages so solemnized shall be in all respects as valid ^'■■^^^' 
as though solemnized l)y clergymen or magistrates residing within 
the state. 

Sec. 2. Tliis act shall 1)0 in force from and after its passage. T'lkes cfFect, 

[Apiu-ovcd July 10,1877.] 



42 Chapters LYIII, LIX. [1877. 

CHAPTER LVIII. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER TWENTY-TWO OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS 
OF 1868, ENTITLED, " AN ACT TO EQUALIZE TAXATION." 



Section 
1. Deductions for debts from invoice of taxable 
propertj- not allowed. 



Section 
2. Takes eflect, wben. 



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

Dedueiious for SECTION 1. Chapter tweiitv-two of the Pamphlet Laws of 1868, 
voice of taxable entitled " xlii act to equalize taxation," is hereby repealed. 
Towed.'^ "° " ' Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. 

Takes effect, [ApprOVCd Julv 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LIX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION SEVEN, CHAPTER FIFTY-ONE, OP 
THE GENERAL STATUTES, REGARDING PERSONS GIVING NAME TO COL- 
LECTOR OP TAXES. 

Section I Section 

1. Refusal to give name; penalty. | 2. Takes effect, when. 

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

mme^-'praf It ° SECTION 1. Tluxt scction scveii, chapter fifty-one, of the General 
Statutes he amended by inserting after the word "assessor" the 
words " or collector of taxes," so as to read : " Whosoever, upon 
request made to him by an assessor or collector of taxes of any 
town in the performance of his official duty, refuses or neglects to 
give his true name, shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars." 

T.ikcs effect, j^gc. 2. This act shall take effect from its passace. 

[Approved July 19, 187 <.] 



1877.] Chapters LX, LXL 43 

CHAPTER LX. 

AN ACT TO RECxULATE THE PUBLICATION OP THE REPORTS OF THE 

SUPREME COURT. 



Section 
1. Council of law reporting ; bow elected ; com- 
pensation. 



Sectiox 

2. Their duties. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it eriacf.ed hi) the Senate and House of Pi,epres>'!i!ii:ircs in 
General Court convened : 

Section 1. There sliall be a council of law reporting, consisting cj^^^JJ^cu of hw^ 
of not more than ten memljers of the bar of New Hampshire, who fleeted; c'om- 
shall be elected annually, at the adjourned session of the law term, ^''""'"^ "^"' 
by a convention of the members of the county bar associations, who 
shall serve without compensation. 

Sec. 2. All decisions of the supreme court, the publication of Their amies, 
which is regarded by the court to be of doui^tful necessity, sliall be 
delivered to said council, and said council shall determine which of 
them are not of sufficient importance to justify the expense of tlieir 
publication, and such decisions shall not be published in the regular 
series of reports, but shall be filed in the office of the secretary of 
state. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^i^^^,^ ^^'^^^' 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXI. 

AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE DESTRUCTION OP NOXIOUS ANIMALS AND 

BIRDS. 



Section 

1. Killing foxes; bounty. 

2. Killing hawks ; bounty. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted I)/j the Senate and House of Ilepresenlatives in 
General Court convened : 

Section 1. If any person shall kill a fox within this state and KjiHng foxes; 
shall produce the head tliereof to the selectmen of the town within 
which it was killed, or if there be no selectmen in said town, then 
to the selectmen of the nearest town having such officers, and sliall 
prove to the satisfaction of said selectmen that such fox was killed 
by himself or by some person whose agent he is ; the selectmen 
shall disfigure the head so presented in a way to prevent its being 
offered again for a bounty, and shall pay to such person fifty cents 
for every fox so killed. 

Sec. 2. If any person shall kill a hawk within this state and ^ui^'J^/'awks; 
shall proceed with the same as is directed in the first section of this 



44 



Chapters LXI, XLII, XLIII. 



[1877. 



act he shall receive therefor at the hands of the selectmen, twenty 
cents for every hawk so killed. 
Takes effect, g^c. 3. This act slifiU take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved Jnly 19, 1877.] 



when. 



CHAPTER LXII 



AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF OYSTER BEDS. 



SECTIOIf 

1. Taking oysters certain montLs proliibitcd. 

2. Penalty. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Hepresentatives in Gerieral 
Court convened : 



Taking oysters 
certain months 
proliibited. 



Penalty. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. No person shall take oysters from Great Bay in the 
county of Rockingham, or any of its tril)utaries, during the months 
of May, June, July and August unless said oysters have been bedded 
in said bay, or its tributaries, hj the person so taking them. 

Sec. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall Ijc 
fined not less than tAventy nor more than one hundred dollars for 
each offense. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passao-e. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXIII. 

AC ACr defining THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF THE FISH COMMISSIONERS 

AND WARDENS. 



Section 

1. Commissioners authorized to preyent fishing 
in waters stocked vriih fish. 



Section 

2. To liaye powers of police officers in enforc- 

ing this act. 

3. Takes etfect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Tlonse of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Commissiouei's 
authorized to 
prevent fishing 
in waters 
stocked with 
fish. 



Section 1. It shall be the duty of the lish commissioners to ex- 
amine from time to time all waters in Avliich salmon or other fish 
have been heretofore or may Ijc hereafter placed, and they are 
hereby empowered to close any such waters against all fishing, of 
every kind, for such time as the preservation of the fish so placed 
in such waters may reqiure, not exceeding one year. The posses- 
sion of any fish or any fishing-tackle or apparatus in the immediate 
vicinity of such waters shall be prima facie evidence of a violation 
of this law or of any order made ])j the commissioners under it, 
and persons violating this law or any such order made liy the com- 



1877.] Chapters LXIII, LXIV, LXV. 45 

missioners shall be fined not exceeding twenty dollars or imprisoned 
not exceeding sixty days, or both. 

Sec. 2. The fish commissioners and fish wardens shall have all^'poiIceErs 
powers in enforcing this and other laws relating to fisheries that in euforciug this 
are now vested in police officers and constables. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect npon its passage. ^^akes effect, 

[Approved Jnly 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXIY. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING ALL THE TAXES ASSESSED IN THE TOWN OF BETHLE- 
HEM IN THE YEAK ONE THOUSAND EIGHT HUNDRED AND SEVENTY- 
SEVEN. 

Section I Section 

1. Assessment and collection of taxes legalized. | 2. Takes effect, when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

Section 1. That all the taxes assessed by the board of select- ^^fl^f^^^f*'^'* 
men of the town of Bethlehem for the year one thousand eight taxes legaUzed. 
hundred and seventy-seven, be and the same hereby are made legal ; 
and all doings of the selectmen and the collector of taxes in said 
town, in relation to the assessment, inventory and collection of all 
taxes in said town for said year, are hereby ratified, confirmed and 
legalized. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect npon its passage. w^n''^'''' 

[Approved Jnly 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP CHAPTER NINETY-NINE, GENERAL STATUTES, 
IN RELATION TO TRIALS OF COMPLAINTS AND INDICTMENTS FOR BEING 
A COMMON SELLER OF SPIRITUOUS LIQUOR OR FOR KEEPING THE SAME 
FOR SALE. 



Section 
1. Exposing signs, bottles, or U. S. coupon re- 
ceipts prima facie evidence of violation of 
liquor law. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of B,cpresentatives in Chn- 
cral Court convened : 

Section 1. That on the trial of any complaint or indictment f or T^xposing^s|giis, 
keeping for sale spirituous liquor, or for being a common seller of coupon receipts 
spirituous liquor, evidence that the respondent exposes or suffers tojeMc'^of vfoia"^'' 
be exposed, in, upon, or about his place of business any sign, pla-i'^'J^^/'^^''^""'' 



46 Chapters LXV, LXVI. [1877. 

card or other advertisement of any spirituous or intoxicating liquor, 
or exposes or suffers to be exposed in the windows of or upon the 
shelves within his place of business, any bottles or other articles 
upon which are labels containing the name of any kind of spirit- 
uous or intoxicatmg liquor, or exposes or suffers to be exposed 
within his place of business, a coupon receipt showing the payment 
of a special tax to the United States government as a retailer of or 
wholesale dealer in liquors, shall all or either be received by the 
court and deemed prima facie e\'idence of the commission of the 
offense for which the respondent stands charged. 
Takes effect, t^^^. 2. This act shall take effect from "^arid after its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXVI 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ERECTION OF A NEW STATE PRISON. 



Section' 

1. Preamble. 

2. Three commissioners to be appointed; tlieir 

duties and compensation. 
0. Site of prison. 

4. Commissioners, if unable to agree with laud 

owner, may take land; damages by whom 
assessed. 

5. Laud owner may apjieal from such assess- 

ment to supreme court. 



Section 

6. Commissioners may seU old prison at public 

auction. 

7. Governor authorized to draw waiTauts to 

pay bills. 
S. Two hmidred and ten thousand dollars ap- 
propriated. 

9. Bonds, how issued and negotiated. 

10. Cost of prison limited ; explanatorj- clause ; 
architect ; Ms compensation. 

H. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

?tatf n-i\on de" »^ECTiON 1. That tlic crectioii and construction of a new state 
manded. prisou ill tliis statc is now imperatively demanded, not only liy con- 

siderations of liumanity and economy, but also for the advance- 
ment of the pu])lic interests, and for the protection and security of 
the public peace and public safety. 
Threerammis- Sec. 2. That His ExccUency the Governor, with advice of the 
pointed for that couiicil, bc hereby authorized to appoint three commissioners, whose 
aiK?c°ipacitj^of tluty it sliall be to procure yjlans and specilications for the coustruc- 
prisou. -j-^Qj^ Qf c^ j-^g^y state prison, with all necessary offices, workshops 

and other appurtenances at a cost not to exceed the sum of two 
hundred thousand dollars, and of sufficient capacity in all its parts 
and appointments to accommodate and employ two hundred convicts, 
the said specifications to contain an exact estimate, as near as may 
be, of the cost of each portion of said prison in detail, viz. : of the 
land, tlic foundations, the superstructure, the furnishing of all its 
parts, and all necessary appurtenances, the cost of the walls enclos- 
ing the same, the amount and cost of each and every kind of ma- 
terial to be used in the construction of the same, and cost of labor, 
and the necessary time required for the completion of said prison ; 
Specifications, aiid Said plans and specifications, together with the detailed state- 
ments and estimated expense, sliall be exhibited to public inspection 



1877.] Chapter LXYI. 47 

for at least thirty days previous to their acceptance by the commis- 
sioners, and approved by the governor and council ; to make all 
contracts necessary for the erection, Ijuilding and completion of a 
new state prison in Concord, in the county of Merrimack, in said ^ooation. 
state, in accordance with the plans and on the site proposed and re- 
commended by the commissioners appointed by the governor under 
the resolution of the legislature of 1874, or in accordance with any 
other plan and on any other site, approved by the governor and 
council and warden of the state prison, which shall provide accom- 
modations for the same number of convicts as provided for ])y said 
plan, and which shall reduce the cost to the state ; no contract shall 
l3e made by said commissioners until they shall have definite plans 
and specifications for the full completion of said prison, nor shall 
such contract be made until they have advertised for at least thirty fj°P°fgg^*fJj?^' 
days, in not less than three papers in this state, for sealed proposals 
under said plans and specifications, for the entire construction of 
the prison in one contract or in several contracts, for the different 
classes of work to be done, and such contract or contracts shall be 
made with the lowest responsible bidders complying with the terms 
of this act in relation to the amount of bonds required to guarantee 
the completion of said contracts ; and no contract by them made 
shall be of any binding force or effect until first submitted to and 
approved by- tiie governor and council; and it shall be the further ^°^'^^^.^wrovccT^ 
duty of said commissioners to superintend the erection, building fo""cii. 
and completion of said prison, and they shall receive for their ser- 
vices each the sum of three dollars per day when employed, and ciompcnsa 
tlieir actual expenses, and their bills shall be approved f)y the gov- 
ernor and council ; and the governor shall draw his orders upon the 
state treasurer for the amounts due from time to time upon said 
bills, and the treasurer shall pay the same out of any money pro- 
vided for said prison by this act. Said commissioners, or cither of 
them, may be removed at any time by the governor and council. 

Sec. 3. Said commissioners shall have power and authority to ^'^''• 
purchase for and on Ijchalf of the state the land recommended by 
the commission of 1874 as a site for a nevf prison, said land being 
owned and occupied by Benjamin Farnuni, and lying in said Con- 
cord between the public highway leading from Concord to Boscawen 
and the Northern Railroad, and such portion thereof as in their 
opinion may be necessary and convenient for the erection and main- 
tenance of such prison and its appurtenances, or any other land 
which they may select in Concord, such selection to l.)e approved by 
the governor and council. 

Sec. 4. In case said commissioners shall be unable to purchase ^^^.'j'lJOjJ^'' 
such land for the state at a price which they deem reasonalole, they^r, howas- 
are hereby fully authorized and empowered to take and appropriate ''^'^'"^^^ ' 
the same for the use of the state for the purposes aforesaid ; and if 
such land is so taken and appropriated for the use of the state, said 
commissioners shall apply to the county commissioners for the 
county of Merrimack to assess the damages to the owner or own- 
ers of such land, and said county commissioners, upon rcasonaljle 
notice to all persons interested, and a hearing thereon, shall assess 
and award damages to the owner or owners of such land for so much 
land as the commissioners hereljy appointed shall designate as neces- 
sary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid. Said assessment 



sation 
imission 

' crs. 



missionei'! 



48 Chapter LXVI. [1877. 

and award of the county commissioners sliall be in writing, and 
filed in the office of the city clerk of said Concord within ten days 
after the same is completed, which shall contain a particular 
description by metes and bounds of the land so taken, as well as of 
the damages and the persons to whom the same is awarded. And 
upon payment or tender to the owner or owners of the land of the 
sums so assessed, the title to the land so taken shall be vested in 
the state. 
Landowner Sec. 5. Sucli land owucr or other party interested shall have 

™p^erarcourt. the right to appeal from said assessment and award to the supreme 
court in said county of Merrimack, and to an assessment of said 
damages by a jury on such appeal, by filing in the office of the clerk 
of said court a petition in proper form for that purpose, within sixty 
days after the filing of said assessment and award of said county 
commissioners in the office of the city clerk as aforesaid. 
Old prison to be Sec. G. Said commissioucrs hereby appointed shall have full 
aaction^by com- power aud authority to sell, transfer and convey, by deed or other- 
wise, with the approval of the governor and council, all the real and 
personal property and estate that is now owned by the state and 
used and occupied for a state prison, or in connection therewith, 
when in their judgment the interests of the state will l.)e promoted 
thercljy, provided such sale be at public auction, due notice of which 
shall be given by publishing the same for one month previous to the 
date of sale, in the three papers having the largest circulation in this 
state ; the last publication whereof shall be at least fourteen days 
previous to the date of said sale ; such sale may be in whole or in 
parts, as said commissioners may deem for the interest of the state. 
thoIfz?dto h-a'i ^^^" '^' "^^^^ governor shall draw his orders on the state treas- 
warrautstopay urcr for the amouuts that may be or become due from time to time 
*■ under the contracts of the commissioners hereby appointed for the 

purposes aforesaid, after said bills shall have been duly approved by 
said commissioners and the governor and council, to an amount not 
exceeding two hundred thousand dollars. 
Ttate prison ^^eq. 8. To mcct the ucccssary expenses of Imilding such new 

ated.^^'^"°^'"" prison and purchasing land for the same, the amount of forty thou- 
sand dollars, or thereabouts, now in the state treasury, known as 
the state prison fund, shall be, and the same is, hereby first ap- 
propriated. Next, the state treasurer, under the direction of the 
Treasurer to govcrnor, is hcrebv authorized to borrow, for the use and in the 

borrow $60,000.0 7 - •,,i inn j> 

name ot the state, a sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, lor 
such time and on such terms as the governor and council shall de- 
termine, so that the same may be replaced in the treasury from the 
sale of the real and personal property and estate of the state now 
used for and in connection with the present state prison ; and fur- 
ther, the treasurer of the state is hereby authorized, under the di- 
To issue bonds, rectloii of the governor and council, to issue bonds or certificates of 
indebtedness in the name and on behalf of the state, to an amount 
not exceeding one hundred and ten thousand dollars, payable from 
year to year, in such sums and at such times, not exceeding twenty 
years at the longest, as the governor and council sliall determine, 
at the lowest rate of interest, payable semi-annually, at which 
the same can be obtained, such bonds to have interest warrants or 
coupons attached thereto, signed by the state treasurer ; and said 
bonds and coupons to be made payable at such place or places as the 



1877.] Chapter LXVI. 49 

gOYernor and council shall designate. Said bonds shall be desig- 
nated as " state prison bonds " ; it being the intention that sucli 
Ijonds and coupons shall be payable in such sums and at such times 
as that the income derived from the state prison shall be sufficient 
to pay such bonds and coupons as they become due, and such in- 
come is hereby ordered to be used and appropriated for that purpose. 

Sec. 9. All such bonds shall be countersigned by the governor, ^^o^^^eniorjo 
and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the state, secretary'to re-' 
The secretary of state shall keep a record of all the bonds counter- '^"''^ '^''"''*' 
signed by the governor, showing the number and amount of each 
bond, the time of countersigning, the time when payal)le, and the 
date of the delivery to the treasurer. The treasurer shall keep a 
record of all bonds disposed of by him, showing the number thereof, 
the name of the person to whom sold, the amount received for the 
same, the date of the sale, and the time when payable. The treas- 
urer may negotiate and sell such Ijonds to the best advantage f or J^'^^^^^^^^Jj^J"^"*'- 
the state, but no bond shall be sold for less than its par value, nor 
shall such bonds lie loaned, pledged, or hypotliecated in any way 
whatever. 

Sec. 10. The whole cost of constructing and completing said |i°,fte^([P'''^°" 
prison, including land, enclosure wall, gates and other fixtures, in- 
cluding suitable workshops, heating and lighting apparatus, the 
right of way to said prison, and all fees, charges and expenses at- 
tending the construction of the same as provided and contemplated 
in this act shall not exceed the sum of two hundred thousand dol- 
lars ; and no expense or lialiility Avhatever shall lie made or incurred 
in any way on account of the same until the full completion of said 
prison, with land, wall, gates and fixtures, and payment of all fees, 
charges and expenses as aforesaid, within the limit of the total sum 
above named, shall he secured by proper contracts with sufficient 
guarantees and sureties to the satisfaction and approval of the gov- 
ernor and council; it being the true intent and meaning of this ^i^Jj^iJ^^^^^'^ 
act that said maximum sum of two hundred thousand dollars shall 
cover and embrace the cost of the land and right of way thereto 
suitable for the prison, the erection and completion in every respect 
of the prison building, and the walls, fences, gates and guard houses, 
but shall also include shops of equal capacity as those now con- 
nected with the state prison, and storehouses and other necessary 
outside buildings ; all the grading of the grounds, roads and aj)- 
proaches leading to the prison ; all the drainage and sewerage of 
the prison and appurtenant buildings ; all piping of the prison, and 
appurtenant buildings for gas, water and steam ; all necessary fur- 
naces, boilers and apparatus for properly heating the prison and 
appurtenant buildings ; the supplying the prison and appurtenant 
buildings with water sufficient in supply and satisfactory in quality ; 
the furnishing the prison with all needful and proper furniture suf- 
ficient for the use of prisoners and the officers thereof ; and no con- 
tract shall he completed with the contractor or contractors until 
said bonds and guarantees, to the amount of two hundred thousand 
dollars, shall have first been filed with the governor and council. 
Nothing in this act shall l)e so construed as to proliibit the com- 
missioners, with consent of the governor and council, from employ- 
ing a suitable architect or architects to prepare plans and specifica- ^/g,^^^,'^,' f^f^ 
tions upon which to base their contract for the erection of a new 
4 



50 



Chapters LXYI, LXYII. 



Takes eifect, 
when. 



state prison ; but on tlic contrary the governor may draw liis Avar- 
rant for such sum or sums as may be necessary for this purpose not 
exceeding one thousand dollars, and the treasurer shall pay said 
sum or sums out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated, and all such amounts so paid out shall he returned to said 
treasury from the prison appropriation whenever a contract shall be 
made for the erection of a state prison so that its whole cost when 
complete and ready for use shall not exceed the sum of two hun- 
dred thousand dollars. 

Sec. 11. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 187T.] 



^ 



CHAPTER LXVII 



AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATION FOR THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 



Sectiox 

1. Five thousand doHars appropriated. 

2. Trustees' report. 



Section 
S. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Five thousand 
dollars appro- 
priated. 



Trustees' 

port. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. That the sum of five thousand dollars is appropriated 
for the support and maintenance of the State Normal School at 
Plymouth, to be expended under the direction of the trustees of said 
school for the time being, who are hereby authorized to use the same 
to pay for the services of teachers by them employed in said school, 
and for repairs and improvements of the Ijuildings and property be- 
longing to the school, and for such other expenses as are incident to 
the support of tlie school ; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw a warrant upon the treasury for said sum, in favor of said trus- 
tees, or such -officer as they shall designate to receive it. 

Sec. 2. The said trustees in their annual report to the legisla- 
ture shall state what uses they have made of the money so appropri- 
ated. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters LXYIII, LXIX. 51 



CHAPTER L X V 1 1 1 . 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE APPOINTMENT OP SPECIAL ADMINISTRATORS. 
Section Section 



1. Special administrator may be appointed, 

when. 

2. By whom. 



3. His duties. 

4. To give bond. 

5. Proceedings may be stayed, Viiien. 



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

Section 1. Whenever by reason of an appeal from the probate of li'^^/'jj. -^f.^'j^g 
a will, or the appointment of an administrator, or from any other appointed, 
cause, there is delay in determining the final grant of administra-^^ ^"' 
tion upon the estate of any person deceased, a special administrator 
may be appointed. 

ISec. 2. Such appointment may be made by the judge of probate By wiiom. 
or by the supreme court. 

Sec. 3. Such special administrator, under such directions and re- ms duties, 
strictions as may be inserted in his commission, shall return an in- 
ventory of the estate of the deceased and take care of and preserve 
the property and effects of the deceased, and do all other acts which 
he may be directed to perform 1)y the judge of probate or the su- 
preme court. 

Sec. 4. Such special administrator shall give bonds for the faith- To give bond. 
ful performance of his duty, with sufficient sureties, to the satisfac- 
tion of the judge or court appointing him. 

Sec. 5. No appeal from tlie appointment of such special aclmin- ^';^^i^^jj*^g'i^'^.ss^^ 
istrator shall suspend his duties, )mt in case his Itond is alleged by ^viien. 
any party interested to be insufficient, the supreme court at term 
time, or any justice thereof in vacation, upon a summary application 
shall have power to order a new bond, and an absolute or qualified 
stay of proceedings until the order is complied with. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXIX. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT TOWNS AND CITIES FROM AIDING RAILROADS AND 
OTHER CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Towns and cities prohibited from aiding cor- 

porations. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 

3. Subsidies already voted not aftected. 

4. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Se7iate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1, Tliat no town or citv shall hereafter, dircctlv or in- Towns and cities 

^• i^ ^ ■ -. •' Ti • £ '■ j-'i 1 prohibited Ironi 

directly, loan or give its money or credit, m any form, lor tlic I )en- aiding corpora- 
efit of any corporation having for its object a dividend of profits, """'■ 



52 



Chapters LXIX, LXX. 



[1877. 



Kepealing 
clause. 



Subsidies al- 
ready voted not 
aflected. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



nor in any wtiy aid the same by taking the stock, loonds or other ob- 
ligations of said corporation. 

Sec. 2. Sections sixteen, seventeen, eighteen, nineteen and 
twenty of chapter thirty-four of the General Statutes, and all other 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, 
are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. None of the provisions of this act shall affect, in any 
way, any gift or sul3sidy already legally voted by any town or city to 
any railroad corporation. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXX. 

AN ACT TO REORGANIZE AND EQUALIZE THE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS AC- 
CORDING TO THE AMENDED CONSTITUTION. 



Sectiox 

1. Number of senatorial districts. 

2. District No. 1, Coos district. 

3. District No. 2, Grafton district. 

4. District Xo. 3, Lebanon district. 

5. District No. 4, Plymouth disti-ict. 

6. District No. 5, Laconia district. 

7. District No. 6, Winnipiseogee district. 

8. District No. 7, Sulliran district. 

9. District No. 8, Hillsborough district. 

10. District No. 9, Men-imack district. 

11. Distiict No. 10, Concord district. 

12. District No. 11, Pittsfield district. 

13. District No. 12, Somersworth district. 

14. District No. 13, Keene district. 



Section 

15. District No. 14, 

16. District No. 15, 

17. District No. 10, 

18. District No. 17, 

19. District No. 18, 

20. District No. 19, 

21. District No. 20, 

22. District No. 21, 

23. District No. 22, 

24. District No. 23, 

25. District No. 24, 

26. Repealing clau; 

27. Takes effect, w 



Cheshire district. 
Peterborough district. 
Amherst district. 
Nashua district. 
Manchester district. 
Amoskeag district. 
Londonderry district. 
Rockingham district. 
Newmarket district. 
Dover district. 
Portsmotith district. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Jlepresentatives in General 
Court convetied: 



Number of sen- 
atorial districts. 



Distiict No. 1, 
Coos district. 

Distiict No. 2, 
Grafton district, 



District No. 3, 
Lebanon dis- 
trict. 



District No. 4, 
Plymouth dis- 
trict. 



Section 1. The state is divided into twenty-four senatorial dis- 
tricts, each one of whicli may elect one senator to the legislature 
biennially. 

Sec. 2. Senatorial district number one contains Coos county, to 
be known as the Coos district. 

Sec. 3. Senatorial district number two contains Albany, Bart- 
lett, Bath, Benton, Bethlehem, Chatham, Conway, Eastoii, Eaton, 
Ellsworth; Franconia, Hart's Location, Haverhill, Jackson, Landaff, 
Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, Livermore, Lyman, Monroe, Thornton, 
AVarren, AVaterville, Wentworth and Woodstock, to be known as 
the Grafton district. 

Sec. 4. Senatorial district number three contains Canaan, Croy- 
don, Dorchester, Enfield, Grantham, Hanover, Lebanon, Lyme, Or- 
ford, Piermont and Plainfield, to ])G known as the Leljanon district. 

Sec. 5. Senatorial district number four contains Alexandria, 
Ashland, Bridgewater, Bristol, Campton, Centre Harljor, Danbury, 
Grafton, Grotun, Hebron, Hill, Holderness, Madison, Moultonbor- 



1877.] Chapter LXX. 53 

ough, New Hampton, New London, Orange, Plymouth, Rumney, 
Sandwich, Springfield, Tamworth and Wilmot, to be known as the 
Plymouth district. 

Sec. 6. Senatorial district number five contains Andover, Bel-^j^^frictXo 5,^^ 
mont, Franklin, Laconia, Meredith, Northfield, Salisbury, Sanborn- 
ton and Tilton, to be known as the Laconia district. 

Sec. 7. Senatorial district number six contains Alton, Brook- ^'f^^^t^"^;^^^ 
field, Effingham, Freedom, Gilford, Gilmanton, Middleton, New district. 
Durham, Ossipee, Tuftonborough, Wakefield and Wolfeborough, to 
]»e known as the Winnipiseogee district. 

Sec. 8. Senatorial district number seven contains Acworth, |'^^[3^^5^^'^- v^^ 
Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Langdon, Newport and Unity, to 
be known as the Sullivan district. 

Sec. 9. Senatorial district number eight contains Alstead, An- i5i.strictNo.s, 
trim, Bennington, Bradford, Deering, Gilsum, Goshen, Hancock, district.- 
Hillsljorough, Lempster, Marlow, Newbury, Stoddard, Sunapee, 
Walpole, Washington and Windsor, to be knowni as the Hillsbor- 
ough district. 

Sec. 10. Senatorial district number nine contains Boscawen, i^j'^j;|j^^^''o-^^-_. 
Bow, Canterbury, Concord Ward One, Dunbarton, Henniker, Hop-trict. 
kinton, Pembroke, Sutton, Warner and Webster, to be known as the 
Merrimack district. 

Sec. 11. Senatorial district number ten contains Concord ^'st^c'^^'o- 1"; 
Wards Three, Four, Five, Six and Seven, to be known as the Con- 
cord district. 

Sec. 12. Senatorial district number eleven contains Allenstown, i^^^tnct no.^ii, 
Barnstead, Bar^ington, Chichester, Concord Ward Two, D^eifield, tiict. 
Epsom, Lee, Loudon, Madbury, Nortliwood, Nottingham, Pittsfield 
and Strafford, to be known as the Pittsfield District. 

Sec. 13. Senatorial district number twelve contains Farming- i>istrict no. 12, 
ton, Milton, Rochester and Somersworth, to be known as the Som- district, 
ersworth district. 

Sec. 14. Senatorial district number thirteen contains I'^eene, g'^^J^^'^*^^^^''^;.^-^^ 
Nelson, Roxbury, Sullivan, Surry and Westmoreland, to be known 
as the Keene district. 

Sec. 15. Senatorial district number fourteen contains Chester- ^^^^^^^^^l;!*' 
field, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaffrcy, Marlbor- trict^. 
ough, Richmond, Rindge, Swanzey, Troy and AVinchester, to be 
known as the Cheshire district. 

Sec. 16. Senatorial district number fifteen contains Brookline,^^^^^^'^^^^";^^' 
Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hollis, Lyndeborough, Mason, district. 
New Ipswich, Peterborough, Sharon, Temple and Wilton, to be 
known as the Peterborough district. 

Sec. 17. Senatorial district number sixteen contains Amherst, ^'^V'^'^f^°- 1-^- 
Bedford, Goffstown, Merrimack, Milford, Mont Vernon, New Bos-tnct. 
ton and Weare, to be known as the Amherst district. 

Sec. 18. Senatorial district number seventeen contains the city District No. 17, 
of Nashua, to be known as the Nashua district. 

Sec. 19. Senatorial district number eighteen contains ^^ f^^^ches- ^^^istrirt ^^o. ^s,^ 
ter Wards Three, Four, Five, Six, Seven and Eight, to- lie known tnct. 
as the Manchester district. 

Sec. 20. Senatorial district number nineteen contains Manches- District No. 19, 
ter Wards One and Two, to be known as the Amoskeag district. tri'?t.^ ^''" 

Sec, 21. Senatorial district number twenty contains "Auburn, 



54 



Chapters LXX, LXXI. 



[1877. 



District No. 20, 
IjOiidonden-y 

district. 



District No. 21, 

Rockingham 

district. 



r istrict No. 22, 
Newmarket dis 
t. ict. 



D'strici No. 23, 
Dover district. 

District No. 24, 
Portsmouth di- 
trict. 



Repea'ing 
clause. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Candia, Chester, Deny, Fremont, Hooksett, Hudson, Litchfield, 
Londonderry, Pelham, Raymond, Salem and Windham, to be known 
as the Londonderry district. 

Sec. 22. Senatorial district number twenty-one contains At- 
kinson, Brentwood, Danville, East Kingston, Exeter, Hampstead, 
Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, Kingston, Newton, Plaistow, 
Sandown, Seabrook and South Hampton, to be known as the Rock- 
ingham district. 

Sec. 28. Senatorial district number twenty-two contains Dur- 
ham, Epping, Greeiiland, Newcastle, Newington, Newmarket, 
North Hamj:)ton, Portsmouth Ward Three, Rye, South Newmarket 
and Stratham, to be known as the Newmarket district. 

Sec. 24. Senatorial district number twenty-three contains the 
city of Dover and Rollinsford, to be known as the Dover district. 

Sec. 25. Senatorial district number twenty-four contains Ports- 
mouth Wards One, Two and Four, to be known as the Portsmouth 
district. 

Sec. 2G. Ail acts and parts of acts inconsistent Aviththis act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sec. 27. This act shall take effect for the purposes of election 
on the first day of October, 1878, and for all other purposes upon 
the first Wednesday of June, 1879. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXI 



AN ACT REGULATING THE SALE OF CIDER. 



Sectiox 

1. Sale of cider prohibited ; pcauilty. 

2. Dvlivery prima facie evidence of sale. 

3. Complainant entitled to one-half of fine. 



Section 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Takes eiJect, wheu. 



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



facie evidence 
of sale. 



Sale of cider SECTION 1. If any persou uot being an agciit of a town for the 

prohibited, pen- p^^.^^^^g of Selling spiriiuous liquors, shall sell or keep for sale cider 
in less quantities than ten gallons, except when sold ] y the manu- 
facturer at tlie press or in an unfermented state, such person shall 
l}e fined ten dollars and for any subsequent offense fifty dollars. 
Delivery ;;ri»ia g^c, 2. The delivery of cider other than is indicated in the fore- 
going, in a less quantity than ten gallons, in or from any store, 
shop, warehouse, steamboat or other vessel, or any vehicle of any 
kind, or aiiy shanty or tent or any building or place used for trafiic 
or otherwise, or any dwelling-house or dependence thereof, or from 
any barrel, jug, bottle or other vessel containing the same, in or 
from any other place, shall be deemed prima facie evidence of sale. 
Sec. 8. On complaint made by any person before any court, 
magistrate or grand jury for any violation of the provisions of this 
act, such complainant shall be entitled as of riglit to one-half of 



Complainant en 
titled to one- 
half of fine. 



1877.] Chapters LXXI, LXXII, LXXllL 65 

every fine collected tliroiigli such complaint and prosecution made 
thereon. 

Sec. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent witli the provis- ^^p^^^^°s 
ions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 5. This act shall be enforced only in such toAvns as shall Takes effect, 

. ' when. 

by a majority vote so decide. 
[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXII. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWELVE, CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR, GEN- 
ERAL STATUTES, RELATIVE TO THE PUBLICATION OF CITY ORDINANCES. 

Section I >Section 

1. Revised ordinances not to be published. I 2. Takes eflect, when. 

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



ordi- 
nances not to be 



Section 1. Whenever any city shall make a general revision of R^^i^ed 

,,. ,. ,,.•'. ',. , .i*^,. Till nances nv^ 

ail its ordinances no publication oi such revised ordinances shall be puWished 
required in any newspaper. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon and after its passage. ^li^n! *^''^*' 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



C H A I* T E R L X X 1 1 1 . 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OP BLACK BASS AND SALMON TROUT IN 

spofford's L.\KE. 

Section i Section 

1. Taking fish prohibited for five ^-cars. | 2. Penalt}'. 

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

Section 1, That from and after the passage of this act it shall j^fi][j"3|^j!y^4°' 
1)0 unlawful for any person to take, catch, kill or destroy, in anyyeiu-s. " 
manner, any black bass or salmon trout in the waters of Spofford's 
Lake, in the town of Chesterfield, in the county of Clieshh'e, for 
the term of five years. 

Sec. 2. If any person shall violate the provisions of this act, orPemity. 
shall be found upon the waters of said lake with implements used 
in taking .or destroying fish, he shall be punished ])y a fine not ex- 
ceeding twenty dollars, or Ijy imprisonment in the county jail for a 
term not exceeding thirty days, and one-half of the fine shall go to 
the complainant. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



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Chapter LXXIV 



[187' 



CHAPTER LXXIY. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TIME OF HOLDING THE ELECTIONS FOR THE 
CHOICE OP TOWN OFFICERS. 



Sectios 
1. Time of electing town officers changed. 
.2. Commissioners to compile statutes, to revise 
laws relating to election of town ofiicers. 



Section 

3. Kailroad and county commissioners elected 

biemiiallj. 

4. Takes ctlcet, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Iiep7'ese7itatives in General 
Court convened: 



Time of electing 
totvn officers 
changed. 



Commissioners 
to compile stat- 
utes, to revise 
laws relating to 
election of town 
officers. 



Railroad and 
county commis- 
sioners elected 
bienniall}-. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. That the time for holding the election for the choice 
of town and ward officers- and the transaction of the town and ward 
business shall, after the annual meeting in March next, be changed 
from the second Tuesday in March to tlie Tuesday next after tlie 
first Monday in November, and that said election shall be held bien- 
nially, or once in two years only ; that the first election under this 
law shall l)e held in November, A. d. 1878, and the second in Nov- 
ember, A. D. 1880, and so every two years thereafter in every alter- 
nate November, and ujjon tlie day hereinbefore designated. 

Sec 2. The commission to be appointed by the governor and 
council to compile the statutes of this state, are hereby instructed 
to revise all the existing laws relating to the time and manner of 
the election of town officers, their tenure of office and the time 
when their political year shall commence for the discharge of their 
duties ; and make all such alterations and changes in said statutes 
as shall be found necessary to conform to the provisions of this act. 

Sec 3. Railroad commissioners and county commissioners, after 
March next, shall be elected biennially at the November election, 
but each for two years only, and said commissioners to compile the 
statutes shall revise the statutes on these subjects and make such 
changes as shall be necessary in order to conform to this provision. 

Sec 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after 
its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapter LXXY 



67 



. CHAPTER LXXV. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN " ACT TO PREVENT INCOMPETENT PERSONS 
FROM CONDUCTING THE BUSINESS OF DRUGGISTS AND APOTHECARIES IN 
THIS STATE." 



Section 

1. Five years' experience as apothecary entitles 
to certificate of qualification. 



Section 

2. Persons of good liabits may owu stock in 

apothecaries' business. 

3. Repealing clause; takes efl!ect, when. 



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



Section 1. That any person who has had in this state live years' rive years' ex- 
continued actual active experience in the business of an apothecary, apothecary en- 
either in conducting said business or in aiding in conducting the catrof^qmihl- 
same, as employ^, assistant or agent of some registered pharmacist, °=^*^°"- 
under the terms of said act, or of some person who now is such reg- 
. istered pharmacist, and shall furnish the commissioners appointed 
under said act satisfactory evidence of good moral character and 
temperate habits, and of such five years' continued actual active ex- 
perience and service in said business, and also furnish said commis- 
sioners a certificate from such registered pharmacist or person who 
now is such registered pharmacist for Avhom such five years' service 
in the aforesaid capacity was performed, of his qualification and com- 
petency for conducting said business, and pay the commissioners the 
sum of five dollars, shall be entitled to a certificate from said com- 
missioners of his qualification and competency for such business. 

Sec. 2. That any person in this state, of good moral and tem- J^^sons^ofgwd 
perate hal^its and reputation, may Ije an owner in whole or in part stock m apothe- 
of the stock in trade in any druggist's or apothecary's shop in this 
state ; provided that no one shall take any part in conducting or 
keeping said shop so owned in whole or in part, who is not a regis- 
tered pharmacist according to the terms of said act. 

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro vis- Repealing 
ions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect feet, when. 
from its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



68 



Chapter LXXYI. 



[1 



»/( 



C II A P T E R L X X V I . 

AN ACT DEFINING THE REPRESENTATION OF TOWNS OP LESS THAN SIX 
HUNDRED POPULATION, AS SHOWN BY THE CENSUS OF 1S70. 



Section 

1. Pittsburg aud Clarksville classed for repre- 

sentative. 

2. Berlin and Randolph. 

3. Franconia and Lincoln. 

4. Ellsworth, Waterville and W^oodstock. 

5. Landaff and Eastou. 



Section 

6. Cambridg:e, Dummer, Errol, etc. . 

7. Carroll, Livermore, Jackson, etc. 

8. Towns authorized to choose representative 

part of the time. 

9. Repealing clause ; takes eifect, when. 



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



Pittsburg and 
Clarksville 
classedifor rep- 
resentative. 



Berlin and Ran- 
dolph. 



Franconia and 
Lincoln. 



Ellsworth, 
Watei-ville and 
Woodstock. 



Xandati' and 
Eastou. 



Cambridge, 
Dummer, Errol, 
etc. 



Carroll, Liver- 
more, jacksou, 
etc. 



Section 1. That the towns of Pittsburg and Clarksville, neither 
of them having the requisite number of population required by the 
amended constitution for a representative in the general court, are 
hereby classed for the election of a represent-ativc. 

Sec. 2. That the towns of Berlin and Randolph, neither of them 
having the requisite number of ])opulation required Ijv the amended 
constitution for a representative in the general court, are hereby 
classed for the election of a representative. 

Sec. 3. That the towns of Franconia and Lincoln, neither of 
them having the requisite number of population required by the 
amended constitution for a representative in the general court, are 
hereby classed for the election of a representative. 

Sec. 4. That the towns of Ellsworth, Yv'aterville and Woodstock, 
neither of them having the requisite number of population as re- 
quired by the amended constitution for a representative in the gen- 
eral court, are hercl)y classed for the election of a representative. 

Sec 5. That the towns of Landaff and Easton, neither of them 
]iaving the requisite luunber of population as required by the 
amended constitution for a representative in the general court, are 
hereby classed for the election of a representative. 

Sec. 6. That the towns of Cambridge,- Dartmouth College Grant, 
Dix's Grant, Dixville, Dummer, Errol, Millsfield, Success and Went- 
v,'orth's Location, neither of them liaving tlie requisite number of 
population as required hy the amended constitution for a represen- 
tative in the general court, are hereby classed for the election of a 
representative. 

Sec. 7. That tlio towns of Carroll, Hart's Location, Livermore 
and Jackson, and Nash and Sawyer's Location, Crawford's Pur- 
chase, Crawford's Grant, Low and Burbank's Grant, Thompson and 
Meserve's Purchase, Martin's Location, Green's Grant, Bean's Pur- 
chase, Pinkham's Grant, Sargent's Purchase, Cutts' Grant and 
Chandler's Purchase, neither of them having the requisite number 
of population as required by tlie amended constitution for a repre- 
sentative in the general court, are hereby classed for the election of 
a representative, and such election in the towns liereby classed in 
this and the preceding sections may be holdcn on any day in Novem- 
ber except the Tuesday next after the lirst Monday in said Novem- 
ber. 



1877.] Chapters LXXVI, LXXVII. 59 

Sec. 8. That each of tlie remaining toAvns of this state, having j^^'T^^s f'^tho'-- 
less than six hundred population, as shown by the census of 1870, representative 
being so situated tliat they cannot conveniently be classed, a^j.gP''^''^f*ii'^"'i^«'- 
liereby authorized to elect a representative to the general court, 
such proportionate part of the time as the number of its inhabi- 
tants shall bear to six hundred ; and of said remaining towns, those 
hereinbelow named shall elect as follows, that is to say : Alljany, 
Atkinson, Bennington, Benton, Brookfield, Bridgewater, Cliatham, 
Danville, East Kingston, Fremont, Gilsum, Goshen, Groton, Lang- 
don, Madbury, Monroe, Orange, Roxbury, Sandown, Shelburne, 
South Hampton, Sullivan and Temple, in the year one thousand 
eight hundred and seventy-eight; and Atkinson, Brookfield, Bridge- 
water, Centre Harbor, Danville, Fremont, Gilsum, Goshen, Green- 
field, Hebron, Langdon, Litchfield, Madbury, Middletpn, Monroe, 
Newington, Sharon, Stark, Surry and Temple, in the year one 
thousand eight hundred and eighty ; and none of said remaining 
towns shall elect except as herein provided. 

Sec. 9, All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repeaiinfr 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect and be in force on feet, wiien. 
and from the first day of October, eighteen hundred and seventy- 
eia'ht. 
"[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXVII. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO DRAWING LOGS ON THE PUBLIC HICHWAYS. 



Section 
1. Drawing logs so as to injure liighway, pro- 
hibited. 



Section 

2. Penalty and damages. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



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

Section 1. It shall not be lav>^ful for any person to draw or cause ^'■^"^'?" ^T"* ?° 

1 1 T 1 ,-1 , 1 . ^ , . , V i.T wx '-">i>-^ as to injure high- 

to De drawn any logs or timocr on any public higliway m any man- way, prohibited. 
ner that may injure such highway more than it would be injured by 
the ordinary way of drawing such logs or timber on a wagon, cart 
or sled or other vehicle which would keep such logs or timber from 
dragging on the_ ground. Provided, the selectmen of any town may 
in their discretion give any person permission to draw logs or tim- 
ber in any way when in their oi)inion the highways would not be in- 
jured thereby. Provided, any person may "draw logs or timber on 
the ground in any way at such times when hj reason of frost, high- 
ways would not be liable to injury thereby. 

Sec. 2. If any person sliall violate the provisions of this act,Sger'^ 
such person shall, on conviction thereof, forfeit or pay for the use 
of the town in which such offense is committed, the sum of not less 
than five nor more than iew dollars for each offense, in the discre- 
tion of the court, togetlior with the costs of prosecution, to be re- 
covered on complaint by the selectmen or any person or persons 



60 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Chapters LXXYII, LXXYIII, LXXIX. 



[1877. 



having the highways in charge in any town. Such person shall like- 
wise be liable to the town in which such offense is committed for all 
damages to any public highway 1)y reason of the violation of this 
act, to be recovered in the name of and for use of such town in an 
action on the case. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXYIII. 

Preamble. Joint committee to extend tlie hospitalities of the state to the President of the United 

States. 

JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE HOSPITALITIES OF THE STATE TO 
THE PRESIDENT OP THE UNITED STATES. 

Preamble. Wheveas, It is announced through the puljlic journals that His Ex- 

cellency, Rutherford B. Hayes, President of the United States, will 
visit New England during the present month ; and tvhereas, the peo- 
ple of New Hampshire have always been devoted to the union and 
have paid due respect to the chief executive of the nation, without 
distinction of party, therefore. 

Resolved hj the Senate and House of liepresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

-Joint committee That a ioiut committcc, consisting of three members of the sen- 

to 6X1811(1 tllG * ' o 

hospitauties of atc and ten members of the house of representatives, be appointed 
Pres^ident o/the by tlic president of the senate and the speaker of the house of rei> 
Umted States, vesentativcs, to communicate with President Hayes and extend to 
liim the hospitalities of the state, and invite him to visit the legis- 
lature at the capital, if consistent with his other engagements while 
SDJourning in New England. 
[Approved June 13, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PROVIDE THE GOVERNOR AND COUNCILLORS WITH 
ONE copy EACH OF THE PEOPLE HAND-BOOK. 

Secretary of state to procure People Iland-Book for governor and councillors. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Secretary of ^liat tlic sccrctarv of statc l)e and hereby is authorized to pro- 

state to procure c -, " -, -n' irj.iT~>i 

People Hand- curc for the governor and councillors one copy each ot the 1 eople 

Book for gov- XT J IJ 1 
emor and coun- Jlanu-1)00K. 

ciuors. [Approved June 21, 1877.] 



3 Tl €^ 



1877.] Chapters LXXX, LXXXI, LXXXIL 61 



CHAPTER LXXX. 

JOINT R'ESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE CONTINGENT EXPENSES OF THE 

GOVERNOR. 

Five hundred dollars appropriated. 

Resolved bij the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

That the sum of five hundred dollars be allowed as the contiii- J^r® hundred 
gent fund of the governor, and that he may draw his warrant tliere- priated.'^'^^'^"" 
for in such sums and at such times as he may think proper, and that 
vouchers be filed in the office of the state treasurer for the amounts 
drawn. 

[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE REPEAL OF THE NATIONAL 

BANKRUPT LAW. 

Congressmen requested to urge the repeal of the bankrupt law. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That our senators in Congress be respectfully instructed, and our congi-essmeu 
representatives there be respectfully requested, to use all honoralile m-grthe repeal 
means to procure the repeal of the existing national bankrupt law. xl^^^ bankrupt 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



CHAPTER L XXXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE RELIEF MAP OF THE STATE. 
One hundred and five dollars appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of one hundred and five dollars be and hereby is one hundred 
appropriated to pay for extra work on the relief map of the state, appropi-iat'ed.'^ 
to be paid out of any money in the treasury not otlierwise a):)})ro- 
priated, and tlic governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor. 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



62 Chapters LXXXllI, LXXXIY, LXXXY. [1877. 

CHAPTER L XXXI II. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE STATE LIBRARY. 
Five ImnJred dollars appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 

Five hundred That tliG siiiii of iiYG liiincTred dollars be and the same is here'by 
priated.''^^'"'' appropriated for the use of the state library, to be expended by the 
trustees thereof in purchasing and binding books for said library. 
[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXXIY. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP JAMES W. COLBY. 
Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved hy tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Appropriation That tlic suui of tliirtv-one dollars and twenty-five cents 1)0 al- 
opaj caun. j^^^g^ Jauics W, Colby of Dunbarton in full for his claim for ex- 
penses incurred in contested election case in 1875, to be paid out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXXV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S DEPART- 
MENT, 

Three hundred dollars appropriated for clerk hire. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives iti General 
Court convened: 

Three hundred That the sum of three hundred dollars be allowed for the clerical 

dollars appro- pi t- hi ijiji 

priated for clerk expeiiscs 01 the adjutaut-gencral s department, and that the same be 
paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
and that the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters LXXXYI, LXXXYII, LXXXVIII. GB 

CHAPTER LXXXYI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IX FAVOR OF THE PRISONERS' AID SOCIETY. 

Two liundred dollars allowed. 

Resolved hy the Sciiate and House of RepreseMatives in General. 
Court convened : 

That the sum of two hundred dollars Ije allowed for the use of the T'T," ^'""iV'''^ ^ 

,.., . i.T -, 1 • uoUai'S allowed. 

prisoners aid society ; and the governor is authorized to draw his 
v/arrant for the same upon any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXXYII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE SALARY OF THE 
CHAPLAIN AND INSTRUCTOR OP THE STATE PRISON. 

Eight limidred dollars appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of eight hundred dollars he and is hereby appropri- f^fi':^!:^'.""^^®'^ 
ated as the salary of the chaplain and instructor of the state prison, pHat'd."^''''"' 
and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated ; and His Excellency the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXXYIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE INCREASE OF THE 
STATE PRISON LIBRARY. 

One hundred and fifty dollars appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated one hundred 
for the repairs and increase of the state prison lilirary, to ])e ex- approimated.'"^ 
pended at the discretion of the chaplain, and that the same be paid 



G4 



Chapters LXXXVIII, LXXXIX, XC. 



[1877 



out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and 
His Excellency the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant therefor, 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER LXXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF INDIGENT BLIND PERSONS, DEAF MUTES 
AND FEEBLE-MINDED CHILDREN. 



Fire thousand 
dollars appro- 
priated for deaf 
and dumb ; 
three thousand 
for blind ; one 
thousand for 
feeble-mimded. 



Five thousand dollars appropriated for deaf and dumb ; three thousand dollars for blind ; one thou- 
sand dollars for feeble-minded. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Jiepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of live thousand dollars be and is hereby appropri- 
ated for the support, clothing, and education of the indigent 'deaf 
and duml) persons of this state in the asylum at Hartford and at 
]\Iystic River, Connecticut, and in the asylums or schools for deaf 
and dumb persons in Massachusetts ; and the sum of three thousand 
dollars for the support, clothing, and education of indigent blind 
persons of this state at the asylum in Boston, Massachusetts, for 
the current year, and the sum of one thousand dollars for the 
support of feeble-minded children at institutions in Massachusetts 
established for that purpose, and that said sums be expended as 
needed, under the direction of the governor, and that he be author- 
ized to draw his warrant upon the treasurer therefor. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



C PI AFTER XC. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF THE CITY SAVINGS BANK IN 

MANCHESTER. 



Preamble. State tux abated. 



Preamble. W/iercas, the treasurer of the City savings bank in Manchester 

made returns to the state treasurer, on the first day of April, 1877, 
that the sums standing to tlie credit of depositors in said bank 
amounted in the aggregate to four hundred thirty-eight thousand 
two hundred forty-seven dollars and forty-seven cents ($438,247.47), 
upon which sum the said savings bank is liable to pay a tax of one 
per cent to the state ; and whereas, on the eighth day of June, 1877, 
the bank commissioners and one of the justices of the supreme 
court, upon a thorough examination of the assets of the said bank, 
were of the opinion that the bank was insolvent, and that the value 
of its entire assets was three hundred forty-two thousand seven 



1877.] Chapters XC, XCI, XCII. 65 

hundred fifty-three dollars and thirty-eight cents (1342,753.38) ; 
and whereas, it is nnjust that the depositors shonld be taxed beyond 
the real value of their deposits ; therefore. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

That the state treasurer be instructed and authorized to receive state t:ix abates. 
from the said City savings bank, in Manchester, the letral tax for the 
said sum of 8342,753.38 instead of the sum of $438,247.47, in full 
of all claim upon said bank for the current year. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ROAD IN THE TOWNS OF ERROL 
AND WENTWORTH'S LOCATION. 

Three hundred dollars appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court cotivened : 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and is herel )y appropri- Joiiars''!i™'l''^ 
ated for the repairing the highway in the towns of Errol andpnatecL 
Wentworth's Location, to be expended by an agent appointed by the 
governor and council, and to be paid out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated, and the governor bo authorized to 
draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July .10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF WM. H. CUMMINGS, S. G. GRIFFIN, I. W< 
PARSONS AND C. H. BARTLETT. 

Appropriations to pay claims. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hotise of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

That the sum of two hundred and eighteen dollars and eighty- :^w^"<'P,'ji^^« 
five cents be allowed to Wm. H. Cummings, the sum of one hun- 
dred and eighty-two dollars and twenty-one cents be allowed to S. 
G. Griffin, the sum of one hundred and tliirty-two dollars and forty- 
one cents be allowed to I. AV. Parsons and the sum of eighty-seven 
5 



66 Chapters XCII, XCIII, XCIV. [1877. 

dollars and fifty cents be allowed to Chas. H. Bartlett in full of 
their respective claims as auditors in relation to affairs of the New 
Hampshire asylum for insane. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE CLAIM OF WARREN M. KELLET 
FOR ARREARS OF PAY. 

Two liuudred dollars allowed. 

Resolved bjj the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Tvyo hundred That the sum of two hundred dollars he allowed Warren M. Kel- 

doUars allowed. -•. p -•-, p -,.-,. r. „ 

ley m full for Jus claim for arrears of pay as captain of Co. D, 
10th Regiment New Hampshire Volunteers, the same to be paid out 
of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the 
governor l)e hereby authorized to issue his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCIV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE STATE TREASURER TO ASSIGN 
AND DISTRIBUTE TO THE TOWN OF JAFFREY ITS PROPORTION OP THE 
LITERARY FUND. 

Jaffrey's portion for 1S76 to be paid out of fuud for 1877. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Represetitatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 

J^fi]"|j's poition Whereas, by accident or mistake the town of Jaffrey failed to re- 
p°aidoutof fundceive its proportion of the literary fund for the year 1876, the state 
for 187*. treasurer is hereby authorized and directed to assign and distribute 

to said town, out of the literary fund of 1877, the proportion which 

should have been assigned and paid for 1876. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters XCV, XCYI, XCVII. 67 



CHAPTER XCV. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR APPROPRIATIONS THROUGH THE WHITE MOUN- 
TAIN NOTCH. 

Three hundred dolhirs uppropriated. 

Mesolvccl hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of three lumdred dollars l)e and is hereby appropri-Tii'-ee^hundred 
iited for the repairs of the road leading through the White Moun- priated.'^^''™ 
tain Notch from the west line of the town of Bartlett to the Craw- 
ford House. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCYI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ROADS IN THE TOWN OP DIX- 
VILLE, COOS COUNTY. 

Two hundred dollars appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the sum of two liundred dollars be and the same is hereby Two hundred 
appropriated for the purpose of repairing the main road through priated.^'^^'^° 
the town of Dixville in Coos county — known as the Dixville Notch 
road — said road running from the east line of Colebrook to the 
north line of Millsfield, and that the sum be paid out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise approjjriated, and that the governor 
]je hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE MAIN TRAVELED ROAD THROUGH 
THE TOWN OF RANDOLPH. 

Four hundred dollars appropriated. , 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives' in General 
Court convejied: 



ated 



That the sum of four hundred dollars bo and herel)y is appropri- Four hun.hod 
3d for repairs of the main traveled road through the town of priatid.''^'^""' 



68 • Chapters XCVII, XCVIII, XCIX. [187T.. 

Randol})!!, in Coos county, from the west line of Gorliam to the 
east line of Jefferson, to l:)e expended by an agent appointed by the 
governor and council, and to lie paid out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated, and the governor be hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCVIII. 

JOINT EESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF C0M5IISSI0NERS TO EX- 
AMINE AND ASCERTAIN WHETHER ALL CLASSES OF PROPERTY ARE: 
EQUALLY TAXED, AND TO RECOMMEND A PLAN TO RELIEVE THE TOWN&- 
AND CITIES FROM WHAT IS KNOWN AS THE STATE TAX. 

Commissiou to iuTestigate aud reiiort now system of taxation. 

Resolved, by the Senate and House of Representatives in General' 
Coiu't convened: 

Commission to That four commissioncrs, consisting of two from each of the 

repoit new sys.- political partics, Ije appointed by the governor, who, together with 

.em o, axa ion. :^j_^^ gtatc trcasurcr, shall constitute a commission whose duty it 

shall be to carefully examine into the sources from which the state 

derives its revenue, and ascertain and report whether or not all 

classes of property are equally taxed under the present laws ; also^ 

to recommend to the next legislature, on the first day of the session, 

if possible, some plan of legislation by Avhich the towns and cities 

may be relieved, to some extent, from what is ]vnown as the state 

tax, and also to seek new sources of revenue. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER XCIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A COMMISSION TO IN- 
QUIRE INTO AND REPORT WHAT LEGISLATION, IP ANY, MAY BE 
NECESSARY IN RELATION TO THE WINNIPISEOGEE LAKE COTTON AND 
WOOLEN r.IANUFATCTURING COMPANY. 

Commission to investiy:ate aud report; expense of investigation. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Commission to That there Ijc a commission of three persons appointed by the 
report r expense governor, with tlic advlcc of the council, to sit in vacation, for the 
oi ln-^e^tlgatlon. p^^j.pQgg Qf cousidcriug the subjcct matter of sundry petitions pre- 
sented to this legislature, praying for legislation in regard to the 



1877.] Chapters XCIX, C, CI. 69 

Winnipiseogee Lake Cotton and Woolen Manufacturing Company, 
tind all allegations and charges made by said petitioners, or others, 
against said corporation, and that the commission be and are hereby 
empowered to send for persons and papers, hear all parties interest- 
ed, take testimony, view the premises and report the facts foimd by 
them to the next session of the legislature, and also recommend 
such legislation as may, in their opinion, be expedient; and the 
state is to incur no expense in reference to said investigation beyond 
the services of the commission and their expenses. 
[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER C. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE DEPARTMENT OP JUSTICE IN 

WASHINGTON. 

Secretary of state to send state publications. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives 'in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

That the secretary of state be authorized and directed to transmit f(T'\^^7e°'i 
to the department of justice, at Washington, one copy of the ses- state pubUca- 
sioii laws published since the last compilation of the statutes for the 
use of said department ; and the secretary is directed hereafter to 
transmit each year one copy of the law reports that may be here- 
after published, for the use of said department. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CI. 

RESOLUTION OP THANKS FOR PORTRAIT.^. 
Thanks for porti'aits. 

Resolved by the Senate and Hovse of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the tlianks of the state of New Hampshire 1)0 presented to Thanks for 
the following named persons, families and associations for their '^'°' ^'" '" 
generous gifts to the state, as follows : 

To the family of Hon. Richard Jenness, for the portrait of Hon. 
Richard Jenness ; to the friends of Col. Phin. P. Bixl)y, for tlie 
})ortrait of Col. Phin. P. Bixby ; to the family of Hon. James B. 
Creighton, for the portrait of Hon. James B. Creighton. 

And His Excellency the governor and the honorable council 
and the secretary of state, are hereby constituted ex-officio a com- 



70 



Chapters CI, CII, CIII. 



[187T- 



mittee 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 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE Y. SAWYER, JONAS LIVINGSTON 
AND THE HEIRS OF HIRAM R. ROBERTS. 

Five hundred dollars appropiiated to pay claim?. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Five hundred 
dollars appro- 
priated to pay 
claims. 



That George Y. Sawyei"-, Jonas Livingston and the heirs of Hiram 
R. Roberts be allowed five hundred dollars in full for services ren- 
dered from June 1874 to June 1876 as commissioners to revise, 
codify and amend the tax laws of the state and for the establish- 
ment of an equal system of taxation, 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 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CELEBRATION OF THE CENTEN- 
NIAL ANNIVERSARY OF THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON, AND IN AID 
OF ERECTING A MONUMENT IN COMMEMORATION OF THE SAME AND 
DEFRAYING EXPENSES OF TROOPS. 



Invitation accepted. 

Five thousand dollars appropriated- to aid in 
building monnmeut. 



Twenty-five hundred dollars appropriated to pay 

expenses of militia to Bennir.arton. 
Governor to draw his warran;. 
Secretary to transmit copy of resolutions. 



Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Invitation ac- That tlic legislature of New Hampshire accept the invitation of 
'^^^^^ ' thd governor of Vermont, transmitted l)y direction of tlie legisla- 

ture of the state, to unite with the states of Vermont and Massa- 
chusetts in commemorating the centennial anniversary of the bat- 
tle of Bennington on the 16th of August next. 
doiilrs^a"''ro"^ Rcsolvcd, That the sum of five thousand dollars he and the same 
priated to aid in is hereby appropriated in aid of the erection of a monument in com- 
bmidingmom;- jj^^ji^^oj^^tion of the battlc of Bennington, to be paid to the treasu- 



1877.] Chapters CIII, CIV. 71 

rer of the " Bennington Battle Monument Association," a corpora- 
tion established nnder the laws of Vermont, at such time and in 
such sums as His Excellency the governor may direct ; provided^ 
that no part of such sum shall be paid until the plans of said mon- 
ument shall be approved by the governor, and until he shall \)Q 
satisfied that funds are provided from other sources, including the 
sum herein appropriated, sufficient to complete the monument 
according to the plans approved by him. 

Resolved, That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars be and '-Twenty-five 

, , . .11, , • c ,-1 ft hnndrecl dollars 

hereby IS appropriated to pay a portion of the expenses for trans- appropriated to 
portation of equipage and such oi the military of the state as may J'l'^^it^'^'Jo Ben-°* 
volunteer to attend the celebration at Bennington, on the 16th of '""-^<^"- 
August next, such material and troops to be designated by the gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council and adjutant- 
general. 

Resolved, That the crovcrnor be hereby authorized to draw his V°'''''V-°^" *'' 

'^- *^ (.ITilW Ills Will'- 

warrant for the aforesaid sums as aforesaid out of any money in the lant. 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Resolved, That the secretary of state be instructed to transmit a ^^j!;^';''g^Y7copy 
copy of this resolution to the governor of the state of Vermont of "solutions. 
and to the " Bennington Battle Monument Association." 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CIV. . 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE FISH COMMISSION. 

Two thousand dollars appropriated for the general purposes of fish commission; one thon^aud for 

hatching-house. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

That the sum of two thousand dollars ]je and the same is hereby Two thousand 
appropriated to the fish commissioners, for use in the general pur-priatedforthe 
poses of the fish commission ; and further, that the sum of one foserof^fish " 
thousand dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the^°™|||j^^^^°^^^jfpj. 
purpose of constructing and maintaining a fish hatching-house at ii'itciiing-house. 
the discretion of the said fish commissioners ; and the governor be 
authorized to draw his warrant for such sums from time to time as 
occasion mav require. 

[Approved July 18, 1877.] 



12 



Chapters CV, CVl. 



[1877 



CHAPTER CT 



im:: 



NT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OP AG- 
RICULTURE AND MECHANIC ARTS. 



Annual appropriation of five thousand dollars for sis years. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 

Aimuai appro- That tliG suiii of tlircG tliousaiid dollars (.iioOOO) he and hereby 

pnation ol five . . nri p^T^ 

thousand dollars IS appropriated annually lor the term oi six years, to the New 
.oisixjeai.,. jjrj^ii;ipsi^n.(3 College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, to he annu- 
ally expended as follows, viz. : 

One thousand dollars for salary of farm superintendent : one 
thousand dollars to the payment of debt to be incurred in tlie con- 
struction of farm house, and one thousand dollars in payment of 
present indebtedness, except that one thousand dollars, which by 
the provision of the resolution vrould l)e devoted to the payment of 
present indebtedness this year, shall l)e devoted to procuring stock 
and implements for the farm, and the governor be herein- authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same upon any money in tlie treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 18, 1877.] 



CHAPTER C A' I . 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A NATIONAL PROHIBITORY LAW. 



Preamble. 



Preamble. 

Proposed amendment of the constitution of the 
United States prohibiting the manufacture of 
distilled intoxicating liquors approved. 



Delegation in congress urged to support it. 
Secretary of state to transmit a copy to congres- 
sional delegation. 



Proposed 
amendment of 
the constitution 
of the United 
States prohibit- 
ing^ the mauTi- 
factuxe of dis- 
tilled intoxicat- 
ing liquors ap- 
proved. 



Whereas, a joint resolution was introduced in the National House 
of Representatives during the second session of the forty-fourth 
congress, proposing an amendment to the constitution of the United 
States, in regard to the manufacture, importation and sale of in- 
toxicating liquors within the United States, and which is as follows : 

" Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives of the 
United States of America in Congress assembled (tvjo-thirds of 
each house concurring therein') : 

That the following amendment to the constitution be and hereby 
is proposed to the states, to become valid when ratified by the leg- 
islatures of three-fourths of the several states, as provided in the 
constitution : 

ARTICLE — 

Section 1. From and after the year of our Lord nineteen hun- 
dred, the manufacture and sale of distilled alcoholic intoxicating 



1877.J Chapteu CVI. ' ' 73 

liquors, or alcoholic liquors, any part of which is obtained by dis- 
tillation, or process equivalent thereto, or any intoxicating liquors 
mixed or adulterated Avith ardent spirits, or with any poison what- 
ever, except for medicinal, mechanical, chemical and scientific pur- 
poses, and for use in the arts anywhere in the United States and the 
territories thereof, shall cease ; and the importation of such liquors 
from foreign states and countries to the United States and territo- 
ries, and the exportation of such liquors from and the transporta- 
tion thereof within and through any part of this country, except 
for the use and purposes aforesaid, shall be, and hereljy are, forever 
thereafter prohibited. 

Sec. 2. Nothing in this article shall be construed to waive or 
abridge any existing power of congress, nor the right, which is 
hereby recognized, of the people of any state or territory to enact 
laws to prevent the increase and for the suppression or regulation 
of the manufacture, sale and use of liquors, and the ingredients 
thereof, any part of which is alcoholic, intoxicating or poisonous, 
within its own limits, and for the exclusion of such liquors and in- 
gredients therefrom at any time, as well before as after the close of 
the year of our Lord nineteen hundred, but until then, and until 
ten years after the ratification hereof, as provided in the next sec- 
tion, no state or territory shall interfere with the transportation of 
said liquors or ingredients, in packages safely secured, over the 
usual lines of traffic to other states and territories wherein the man- 
ufacture, sale and use thereof for other purposes and use than those 
excepted in the first section shall be lawful ; provided, that the true 
destination of such packages be plainly marked thereon. 

Sec. 3. Should this article not ])e ratified hj three-fourths of the 
states on or before the last day of December, eighteen hundred and 
ninety, then the first section thereof shall take effect and be in force 
at the expiration of ten years from such ratification ; and the assent 
of any state to this article shall not be rescinded nor reversed. 

Sec. 4. Congress shall enforce this article by all needful legisla- 
tion." 

Therefore be it resolved hij the Senate and House of Eepresenta- 
tives in General Court eonvened : 

That the movement of introducing in congress a resolution pro- 
posing an amendment to the constitution of the United , States, so 
l)raiseworthy in its character and so important to the well-licing of 
the peo]3le of the repul)lic, is heartily concurred in l)y this Ijody. 

Resolved, That as a further expression of the approbation of the ^^jj^^f^-^^^^^'J^^t"^ 
legislature of New Hampshire of the aforesaid movement, we here- to support it", 
by respectfully ask the hearty co-operation of our whole delegation 
in congress in the support of this or some equally efiicient measure, 
in the interest of temperance and true reform in this country. 

Ptesolved, That a copy of these resolutions Ije forwarded hy the secretary of 
secretary of state to each of the New Hampshire delegation in con- m'it a copy to 

„ _g congressional 

&'^'^°*' delegation. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



74 Chapters CVII, CVIII, CIX. [1877. 

CHAPTER CVII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN PENDER. 

Appropriation to pay ckiim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

:^.^?/i'^['-^'°° That John Pender be allowed the sum of seventy-two dollars for 
expenses incurred in defending his right to a seat in this House in 
June, 1871 ; and the governor he hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant therefor from any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER OVIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SIMEON F. PLATTS. 
Appropriation to pay claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

t't'^T chdm°" "^^^^^ Simeon F. Platts be allowed the sum of forty-live dollars in 
full for expenses incurred in defending his right to a seat in this 
House in June, 1875 ; and that the governor be hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor from any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR REPAIRS ON THE STATE HOUSE AND 
HEATING APPARATUS. 

Six lumdrcd dollars appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

doUarTa^n'^'o That the sum of four hundred dollars be and the same hereby is 
priated. ' " ' appropriated for repairing the roof of the state house, and that the 
sum of two hundred dollars be and hereby is appropriated for re- 
pairing the boiler and heating apparatus in the state house, the same 



1877.] Chapters CIX, CX, CXI. 75 

to 1)0 expended under the direction of the governor and council, 
and the governor be hereby authorized to draAv his warrant for tlie 
same. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



C H A I* T E R C X . 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE REFORM MOVEMENT. 
Preamble. Sj-mpatliy extended to all engaged in temperance reform. 

Whereas, we fully appreciate the great work done through and Preamble, 
by the efforts of the reform movement in the cause of temperance, 
which now overshadows every other topic in our country, and prom- 
ises to be so far-reaching in its influence as to greatly diminish pov- 
erty and crime, and the expense of almshouses and prisons, there- 
fore. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court eonvened : 

That we extend to all engaged in this noble cause and work our i^yujP'j'J^y (j^- 
hcarty sympathy, and hail this movement as one calculated to edu- gaged in tem- 
cate the young mind in the right direction and reclaim the fallen, ^^^''*°*^°'^'''°""" 
the result of which nuist be a higher standard of moral i-entiment 
in the community. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEV/ HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY. 

Three hundred dollars appropriated. 

Be it resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is hereby Three hundred 
appropriated, for the use of the New Hampshire Historical Society, prhvtcTi.'^^'^""' 
and the governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor on the 
treasury. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



Chapters CXII, CXIII, CXIV, [1877. 



CHAPTER CXII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE HIGHWAY IN THE TOWN OP 

LINCOLN. 

Three hundred dollars appropriated. 

Resolved hij the Seiiate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

loua^s^alfpro-'^ That tlio suRi of three hundred dollars he and hereby is appro- 
, priated. poated for the repair of the highway in the town of Lincoln leading 

tlirougli the Franconia Notch, from the Flume House to the Fran- 
conia town line, and that the same be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, and that the governor ))e and 
hereby is authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXIII. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE REFORM SCHOOL. 

Eight hundred dollars appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court conve7ied : 

^ofiari'^pro'^ That tlic suui of ciglit hundred dollars ))C and the same is hereby 
priated. appropriated for the purchase and setting up of a new boiler or 

other heating apparatus in the Reform School, and that the govern- 
or be hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor out of any 
monev in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXIV, 

JOINT RESOLUTION CEDING THE RIGHTS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE IN THE NA- 
TIONAL CEMETERIES TO THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT. 

Governor and council '^o transfer rights of state to United States. 

Resolved bij the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

S)unc™to n-ans- That tlic govcmor, with advice of the council, is hereby authorized 
fer rights of to transfer and assigii any and all rights the state of New Hamp- 
litat^es" '"^' shire mav have in and to anv and all of the national cemeteries to 



1877.] Chapters CXIV, CXV, CXVI. 77: 

the United States, upon such terms and conditions as he may think 
proper, and to make and execute all proper writings and papers 
therefor. 

And be it further resolved, That the foregoing joint resolution 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXV. 

JOINT RE>SOLUTION IN FAVOR OF APPOINTING A COMMITTEE TO CONFER 
WITH THE FISH COMMISSIONERS IN REVISING AND AMENDINCJ THE 
• FISH AND GAME LAWS. 

Appointment of committee to revise iish and game laws authorized. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That a suitable committee of three persons be aij- ^ppoi?llni™t of- 

L 1 committCG to re- - 

pointed by His Excellency the governor, with advice of the conn- vise ssh and 
cil, to act with the fish commissioners of this state in proposing fhmizedT* '^^ 
and recommending such alterations and amendments in the exist- 
ing fish and game laws of this state as they may think desirable 
and report to and confer with the commission to be appointed liy 
the governor and council to compile the statutes of this state, and 
said commission to compile the statutes is hereby directed to revise 
the Fish and Game Laws of the state as they may see proper. 

Sec. 2. Said committco to receive no compensation for their ser- 
vices rendered. 

[Approved July 19, 1S77.] 



CHAPTER CXVI. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CENTENNIAL COMMITTEE. 
Governor authorized to pay for priutmg five liuudred copies centennial committee's report. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That His Excellency the governor be hereby authorized to pay, Jhorfzed to pay 
from the unexpended balance of the centennial appropriation, the for printing five- 
expense of printing five hundred copies of their report as author- centennial com- 
ized by said. committee, and that he cause copies of said report to ™'"^'^''""''^^°''^' 
be sent to those citizens of the state who contributed to the exhibi- 
tion. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



78 Chapters OXYII, CXYIII, CXIX. [1877. 

CHAPTER CXYIl. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP THE ENGROSSING CLERK. 
One himdred dollars allowed for extra clerk hire. 

Resolved hy the Senate and Souse of Repr'esentatives in General 
Court convened: 

One hundred That tliG sum of 0116 huiiclrecl dollars ])e allowed to the eiiGToss- 

tiolifirs nHowcQ "^ 

for extra clerk iiig clcrk for oxtra clerk hire during the present session, and that 
^""''" the governor l)e authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of 

any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXYIII. 

■JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSION TO BE APPOINTED BY 
THE GOVERNOR ON EQUALIZING TAXES AND INCREASING THE REVE- 
NUES OP THE STATE, TO SEND FOR PERSONS AND PAPERS AND EM- 
PLOY A CLERK. 

Tax commissioners to send for persons and papers, and employ a clerk. 

Resolved hij the Senate and House of Rejjresentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Tax commis- That tlio commissioiiers to Ije appointed by the governor to in- 
forpersonraud quire iuto and report whether or not all classes of property are 
piTy a derk.*^™' equally taxed, etc., be authorized to send for persons and papers, 

summon witnesses and employ a clerk to take down such testimony 

as they may deem necessary. 
[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES E. CUMMINGS AND OTHERS. 

Appropriations to pay claims. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Appropriations That Cliarlcs E. Cumminu's I)e allowed the sum of one hundred 

to pay chums, flf^y.^^ij^^ ^oU^rs and twcuty ccuts ($159.20) ; Atherton W. Quint, 

the sum of fourteen dollars and ten cents (814.10) ; Lewis Jenkins, 

one hundred seventy-seven dollars (6177.00) : AVm. W. Hill, one 



187T.] Chapters CXIX, CXX. ,, - 79 

hundred fifty-four dollars and twenty cents (6154.20) ; Wm, H. 
Gardiner, one hundred sixty-six dollars (8166.00) ; John W. Bab- 
bitt, one hundred seventy-nine dollars and fifty cents (8170.50) ; 
Fred W. Cheney, one hundred seventy dollars and fifty cents (8170.- 
50) ; John B. Cooper, nineteen dollars and ten cents (819.10) ; 
David H. Rand, eiGjhty-eight dollars and twenty cents (888.20) ; 
Frank B. Sinclair, eighty-eight dollars and twenty cents (888.20) ; 
Charles H. Sinclair, ninety-two dollars and twenty cents (892.20) ; 
Arthur F. Shepard, six dollars and twenty cents (86.20) ; George 
M. Park, one hundred fifty-seven dollars and sixty cents (8157.60) ; 
J. 0. Adams, one hundred and fifty dollars (815*0.00) ; B. F. Pres- 
cott, two hundred dollars (8200.00) ; John K. Stokes, one hundred 
and fifty dollars (8150.00) ; B. E. Badger, eleven dollars and twen- 
ty-five cents (811.25) ; Charles W. Diedrich, thirty-two dollars 
(832.00) ; C. B. Jordan, thirty-six dollars and forty-five cents 
(836.45) ; E. P. Jewell, thirty-eight dollars and sixty cents (838.- 
60) ; S. L. Blake, twenty-four dollars and twenty cents (824.20) ; 
Vogler Brothers, fifty-six dollars (856.00) ; Morrill & Silsby, two 
hundred seventy-four dollars and forty-three cents (8274.43) ; 
Chas. C. Pearson & Co., five hundred seventy-one dollars and five 
cents (8571.05) ; John B. Clarke, three hundred seventeen dollars 
and twenty-five cents (8317.25) ; Republican Press Association, 
three hundred seventeen dollars and twenty-five cents (8317.25) ; 
E. C. Bailey, three hundred seventeen dollars and twenty-five cents 
(8317.25) ; in full for their respective claims ; and the same to 
be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropria- 
ted. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXX. 

The following changes of names have ))cen legally made, 1)y the 
Judges of Probate in the counties where the persons reside, during 
the year from June 1876 to June 1877 : 

Rocking-ham County — Mary Ellen Preble, of Portsmouth, to 
Mary Ellen Gammon ; Katharine V. Spring, of Exeter, to Katha- 
rine V. Wells ; Mary Florence Prescott, of Raymond, to Mary 
Addie Prescott ; William H. Mace, of Rye, to Walter H. Beaudair. 

Strafford Count// — Mamie Loring, of Farmington, to Mamie 
Cloutman ; Alice May Miller, of Farmington, to Alice May Parker ; 
Etta Hurd, of Dover, to Etta Paul ; Samuel Leathers, of Barring- 
ton, to Samuel Blaisdell ; Lovie Ann Leathers, of Barrington, to 
Annie Blaisdell ; Oliver Wyatt Leathers, of Barrington, to Oliver 
Wyatt Blaisdell ; Sallie Leathers, of Barrington, to Sarah Blais- 
dell ; Eben Leathers, of Barrington, to Eben Blaisdell ; ^Mary 
Esther Leathers, of Barrington, to Mary Esther Blaisdell ; George 
Edwin Leathers, of Barrington, to George Edwin Blaisdell ; jMay 
Lavina Leathers, of Barrington, to May Lavina Blaisdell ; Orin 
Melvin Leathers, of Barrington, to Orin Melvin Blaisdell ; Lizzie 
McD. Chamberlin, of Dover, to Lizzie McDaniel ; Frank I. Cater, 



80 V Chapter CXX. [1877<. 

of Barrington, to Frank I. Decatur; Zylplia May Downs, of Dover, 
to Zylpha May Davis. 

Belknap County — Louisa Mason, of Centre Harbor, to Louisa 
Thompson ; Rosa A. Mclntire, of Centre Harbor, to Rosa Leonore 
Lawrence ; Annie R. Harrington, of Laconia, to Annie R. Wood- 
burn ; Mary Flowers, of Gilford, to Mary Laurinda Twombly ; Maud 
W. Clark, of Gilmanton, to Maud W. Parsons ; Hattie J. Clark, of 
Gilmanton, to Hattie J. Parsons ; Lottie P. Clark of Gilmanton, 
to Lottie P. Parsons. 

Carroll County — Harriet Jane Bodge, of Wolfeborongh, to Mary 
Eva Carter ; Franklin P. Tilton, of Sandwich, to Frank P. Tilton ; 
Nettie Wiggin, of Ossipee, to Nettie Young ; Hattie P. Roberts, of 
Freedom, to Hattie P. Thurston. 

Merrimack County — Georgianna Buzzell to Georgianna Wiggin ; 
Benjamin M. Buzzell to Charles M. Wiggin ; Oscar H. Buzzell to 
Oscar H. Wiggin ; John R. Buzzell to Alliert L. Wiggin ; Irving W. 
Buzzell to Irving W. Wiggin ; L. Augustus Foster to Gust Foster ; 
Mary E. Swain to Mary E. Noycs ; Albert Sanborn to Frank L, 
Abbott ; Abbie P. Herbert to Abbie P. Worthen ; Mary Dow to 
Cora May Mead ; Frank George French to George Oliver Perkins ; 
Walter Abbott SeAvall to Walter Aljbott ; Walter Abbott to Walter 
Abbott Sewall ; Edwin F. Chapman to Edwin F. Page ; Sarah T. 
Jackman to Sarah E. Russell ; Yolentine Hastings to Yolentinc 
Charles Hastings ; John J. Flaherty to John J. Bartlett ; Eldora 
A., Ida E. and Elma M. Reed to Eldora A., Ida E. and Elma M. 
Colby ; Delia A. Jones to Delia A. Cross ; Frank !M. Morse to Frank 
. M. Haley. 

HillshoroKgh County — !Mary A. Conner to Mary A. Dix ; Fran- 
ces A. Eaton to Frances A. Ferris ; Agnes Honora Peacock to Ag- 
nes Hanley ; Melvin A. Robinson to William Henry Hudson ; 
Thomas Franklin Harvell to Frank Harvell ; Frank Masranen to 
Frank Benjamin Martin ; Marilla R. Matthews to Marilla R. Gould ; 
Rianzo M. Norton to Charles M. Norton ; Maria A. Patten to Maria 
A. Smith ; Sarah M. Sleeper to Sarah Mills Peaslee ; Peter Sava- 
sin to Peter Portevinc ; Mary Ella Worthley to Ella Mary Robin- 
son ; Margaret Stickney to Martha Margaret Stickney ; Abbie C. 
Wheeler to Abbie C. Duncklee ; Lizzie Mabel Hoyt to In^z Marion 
Warren ; Martha M. AVolfe to Martha M. Brown ; Mattie M. Sar- 
gent to Mattie L. Humphrey ; Georgia E. Kent to Georgia E. 
McCoy ; Iness Avora Oliver to Iness Avora Lane ; Mary J. S. Lord 
to Mary J. S. Shepard ; Bertha Holden to Grace Gertrude Nutting ; 
Frank Henry Pierce to Frank Hawthorne Pierce ; Timothy D. Rob- 
erts to Dudley Roberts ; Frank Willie Stark to Y^illiam Frank 
Stark. 

Cheshire County — Lydia K. Whitney to Lydia K. Woodward ; 
Edwin D. Putney to Edwin D, Dodge ; Lucy A. Holt to Lucy A. 
Beal ; Yiola Bell Garland to Flora Bell Tenney, and adoption ; F. 
Elroy Estabrook to Harlow Levett Streeter, and adoption ; Flora 
M. Medcalf to Flora ]\I. Plowe ; James S. Healey to James S. Clark, 
and adoption ; Harriet N. Knowlton to Harriet N. Knight ; Harriet 
L, Esty to Harriet L. Cook ; Harry Herbert Ormsby to Harry Her- 
bert White, and adoption ; Mary Jane Bemis to Mary' Jane Web- 
ster ; Willie Swithin to Walter A. Russell, and adoption ; Henry 



1877.J Chapter CXX. 81 

Martin Smith to Heniy Martin Parkhurst ; Amelia Nelson to Nellie 
Amelia Brooks, and adoption. 

Sullivan Covnty — Lydia A. Sargent, of Snnapee, to Lydia A. 
Young ; Susan Estella Da\as, of Claremont, to Susan Estella Kemp- 
ton ; Nancy A. Dowling, of Claremont, to Nancy A. Hart ; Alnette 
Lucinda Smith, of Goshen, to Alnette Lucinda Steel, and adoption. 

Grafton County — Lizzie C. Brown to Lizzie C. Hadley ; Albion 
Cushing to Frank Albion Cushing ; Alfred N. Child to Alfred N. 
Heaton ; Abl)y H. Foster to Abby H. Turner ; Isaac Newton Jones 
to Newton Irving Jones ; James Perley to George Le Clair ; Emile 
Quimby to Emile Gibson ; Kate B. Plaisted to Kate B. Hunt ; 
Marcia St. Clair to Marcia Frances Johnson ; George Oscar Turker 
to George Oscar Smith ; Frederick Theodore Trudo to Frederick 
Theodore Nichols. 

Coos County — Edson Gray to Edson Wells Eastman ; Josephine 
England to Josephine Colby. 



PRIVATE ACTS, 



CHAPTER CXXI. 



AN ACT TO 



ESTABLISH A BOARP OF EDUCATION IN UNION SCHOOL 
DISTRICT NO, TWO, IN BRISTOL. 



Section 

1. Board of education, how chosen; tenure ol' 

office; vacancy, how tilled. 

2. Their powers and duties. 

3. Organization; meetings; compensation. 



Section 

4. Annual tinancial report. 

5. Board to report annually to school committee. 

6. Annual meeting. 

7. Takes eflect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of B.epresentatives in 
G-eneral Court convened : 



Section 1, Union School District number Two in Bristol in the Board of educa- 
county of Grafton, is hereby authorized, at any legal meeting duly enf tenure 0^"" 
notified for the purpose, to choose, by ballot and l)y major vote, of f^^ miedf'^"'''* ' 
the qualified voters of the district present and voting, a board of ed- 
ucation consisting of six persons having the legal qualifications pre- 
scribed by law for prudential and school committees, two of whom 
shall hold office for one year, two for two years, and two for three 
years from the time of the annual meeting in March 1878, and un- 
til others are duly chosen and qualified in their stead, — the term of 
office of each to l)e determined by lot at the first meeting of the 
board and a record thereof made. Two members of said board 
shall be chosen annually at every annual meeting of the district af- 
ter the first choice thereof as aforesaid by ballot and by major vote 
of the qualified voters of the district present and voting, to fill the 
vacancies that will annually occur by the expiration of the term of 
office of two of tlie incumljcnts, and to hold office for three years 
and until others shall be duly chosen and qualified in their stead. 

Any vacancy occurring from any other cause may be filled in like 
manner at a special meeting held for that purpose, otherwise at the 
next annual meeting ; and the person chosen to fill such vacancy 
shall hold office during the unex})ired term and until another shall 
be chosen and qualified in his stead.. 

Sec. 2. Said Ijoard shall have the care and custody of all prop- Their powers 
erty belonging to the district, shall employ teachers and fix their '^ 



84 



Chapters CXXI, CXXII. 



[1877. 



Organization ; 
meetings; com- 
pensation. 



Annual financial 
report. 



Board to report 
annually to 
school commit- 
tee. 



Annual meet- 
ing. 

Takes effect, 
when. 



compensation, shall liavc the contrul and management of the 
schools of the district and examine and allow all claims arising 
therefrom, and generally sliall have and enjoy all the power and 
authority and perform all the dnties by law pertaining to the offices 
of prudential and school committees. 

Sec. 3. Said board shall Ije sworn to the faithful performance of 
their duties, shall choose a president and secretary from their own 
number, and shall hold meetings as often as may be necessary for 
the discharge of their duties ; and the secretary shall keep a record 
of all their proceedings in books kept for that purpose at the ex- 
pense of the district. They shall receiye no compensation for their 
services exce])t such sum as the town of Bristol may allow them for 
performing the dnties of school committee within said district, 
which may be ap})ortioned among them according to the services 
rendered by each in that capacity. 

Sec. 4. A report of receipts and disbursements during the year 
shall be made to the district at every annual meeting by said board 
or by such member of the board as they may appoint to act as treas- 
urer, and, if they so elect, to act as agent in providing fuel, furni- 
ture and other necessaries for the accommodation of the various 
schools of the district, who shall receive such compensation as the 
district may determine. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of said board to make a report to 
tlie school committe of said town of Bristol on or before the first 
day of March of each year containing such facts as said school com- 
mittee shall 1)6 required by law to report to the town at its next 
annual meeting and such other information as said school commit- 
tee shall have occasion to use in making any report required Ijy law 
to be made. 

Sec. 6. The annual meeting of said district shall be held in the 
month of March. 

Sec. 7. Tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 21, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXXII. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OP EDUCATION IN SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 
8 IN ROCHESTER, AND TO ENABLE IT TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE SUP- 
PORT OP SCHOOLS THEREIN. 



Section 

1. Board of education, how chosen; tenure of 

office ; vacancy, how filled. 

2. Duties; orgauization ; compcnsatinu. 

3. Fiuaucial report. 



Section 
4. Board to report annually to school comuiir- 

tee. 
.5. District may raise money. 
6. Takes eflect,wlieu. 



Be it enacted hy tie Senate and Home of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Board of educa- SECTION 1. That scliool district number eight, in Rochester, in 
enT'tenureof ' the couiity of Strafford, a school district duly organized under the 
imv fiuir^"*"^' statute of this state kno^ni as the Somersworth act, Ije and hereby 



1877.] Chapter CXKII. 85 

is authorized and cm})OAvei'ed, at any legal meeting duly called for 
the purpose, to choose, by ballot antl by major vote of the qualified 
voters of the district present and voting, a board of education, con- 
sisting of six persons, having the legal qualifications prescribed by 
law for prudential and school committees, two of whom shall hold 
office for one year, two for two years and two for three years, the 
term of office for which each is chosen to be designated upon the 
l)allots cast for members of said board. Two memljers of said 
lioard shall be chosen annually, at every annual meeting of said 
district after the first choice thereof as aforesaid, l)y ballot and by 
major vote of the qualified voters of said district present and voting, 
to fill the vacancies that shall annually occur by the expiration of 
the term of office of two of the incumbents, and to hold office for 
three years and until others shall l)e duly chosen and qualified in 
their stead. Whenever said district shall fail to choose members 
of said board in manner as aforesaid, or from any other cause a 
vacancy shall occur therein the selectmen of said Rochester, upon 
application of one or more voters in said district, shall appoint a 
resident thereof to fill such vacancy until the next annual meeting 
in said district, when said district shall, l)y ];)allot and Ijy major vote 
of the qualified voters therein present and voting, fill the same for 
the remainder of the term. 

Sec. 2. Said board shall be sworn to the faithful performance P^^ie^i or?*'- 
of their duties, shall have and enjoy all the power and authority pe'usatiou. 
and perform all the duties, and be suliject to the same liabilities by 
law pertaining to the office of prudential and school committees for 
said district. They shall choose a president and secretary from 
their own number and shall hold meetings as often as may be neces- 
sary for the discharge of their duties ; and the secretary shall keep 
a record of all their proceedings in l^ooks kept for that purpose, at 
the expense of said district. They shall receive no compensation 
for their services except such as is now allowed, or may hereafter 
be allowed, for performing the duties of school committee within 
said district, which may be apportioned among them according to 
the services rendered by each in that capacity. 

Sec. 3. A report of receipts and disbursements during the year ^^^|^"cia; re- 
shall be made to the district at every annual meeting, by said board, 
or by such memljer of the board as they may ap})oint to act as 
treasurer, and if they so elect, to act as agent in making repairs 
upon school buildings and in providing fuel, furniture and other 
necessaries for the accommodation of the various schools of the 
district, Avho shall receive reasonable compensation for such ser-^-ices. 

Sec. 4. It shall be the duty of said board to make a report to Boai-d to repoit 
the school committee of the town of Rochester, aforesaid, on or be- s^w commit- 
fore the first day of March in each year, containing such facts as'^®" 
said school committee shall be required by law to rci)ort to the 
town at its next annual meeting, and such other information as said 
school committee shall have occasion to use in making any report 
required by law. 

Sec. 6. Said district may raise money in addition to that re- District may 
quired l)y law for the support, not only of the high school, but yf ^'"*'''"''"^'J- 
other schools therein. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage and be in Takes eiioct, 
force wliencver adopted by said school district, at any legal mect-^^ 



86 



Chapters CXXII, CXXIII. 



[1S77. 



ing; thereof duly called for that purpose ; and when so adopted the 
offices of prudential committee and superintending school commit- 
tee in said district shall cease and such committee shall have and 
exercise no further power or authority. 
[Approved June 21, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXXIII 



AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OP THE PINE RIVER LUMBER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Charter extended. 

2. Corporation changed. 



Section 
3. Eepealin'j chiuse. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court coyivened : 



Charter ex- 
tended. 



Coi-porafion 
changed. 



Repealing 
da use. 



Section 1. That an act entitled "An act to incorporate the 
Pine River Lumber Company," approved June twenty-seventh, 
eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, be, and is hereby continued in 
force for the term of twenty years from and after June twenty- 
seventh, eigliteen hundred and seventy-seven, and that said corpor- 
ation shall have and possess all the powers, rights and privileges in 
said act guaranteed, and be subject to all the duties and liabilities 
thereby imposed, and shall be subject to the general laws of the 
state and to such laws as the legislature may from time to time 
prescribe for the government of similar corporations. 

Sec. 2. That section one of said act be so amended as to read 
as follows : That Josiah Thurston, Nathaniel Grant, Asa Beacham, 
Edwin Towle, Jacob Manson, Charles B. Gafney and Samuel D. 
Quarles, their associates, successors and assigns be, and are hereby 
made a body corporate by the name of the Pine River Lumber 
Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and 
defend to final judgment and execution and shall be invested with 
all the powers and privileges and be made subject to the duties and 
liabilities of like corporations. 

Sec. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith so far 
as the purposes of this act are concerned are hereby repealed, and 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapter CXXIV. 87 



CHAPTER CXXIV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PORTSMOUTH TEMPERANCE MUTUAL 
RELIEF ASSOCLS_TION. 



Section 

1. Coi-poration constituted. 

2. Powers ; duties ; limitation of property. 



Section 
•3. First meeting. 
-t. Takes elTcct, wliuu. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives m (Jen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. That Stephen W. Clarke, John S. Treat, J^it^^s conjonidon 
Sanborn, George W. Randall, James Janvrin, E. B. Goodall, S. W. 
Webber, W. I. Trafton and twenty others be, and they hereby are 
made a body corporate and politic by the name of " The Portsmouth 
Temperance Mutual Relief Association," at Portsmouth, for such 
charitable and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from 
time to time designate. 



Sec, 2. Said corporation may ])y its corporate name sue and be^^^r^? 



duties 



tiou of 



sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution ; and be property. 
vested with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the lia- 
bilities of corporations of a similar character : and may take and 
hold real and personal estate by donation, bequest, or otherwise, to 
the use of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, and the same sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of, at 
pleasure. 

Sec. 3. Any two of the above named incorporators may call the First raoetiua 
first meeting of the corporation 1)y publishing a notice thereof in 
some newspaper printed in said Portsmouth by two insertions, the 
first being ten days at least before the time fixed for said meeting. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after ^^^^^ °'^'^'^-' 
its passage. 

[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



Chapters CXXY, CXXYL 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CXXY. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED' AND THIRTEEN, 
SECTION TWO, OP THE LAWS OF JUNE SESSION OP EIGHTEEN HUN- 
DRED AND SEVENTY-SIX. 



Section 

1. The Ilibcrniau United Benevolent Society in 
Rochester; estate $10,000. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



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



Section 1. Said corporation shall have the power to hold, by 
grant, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any estate, real or 



The Hibernian 
United Benevo- . „ 
lent Society in gilt 

tate $10,000.^^' pcrsoiial, which shall not exceed in value ten thousand dollars 

Takes efi'ect, Qxtti 

when. ^^^- ^ 



This act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXXYI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE WASHINGTON LODGE, NUMBER FOUR, INDEPEN- 
DENT ORDER OF ODD FELLOWS. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to estate.- 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect, wheu. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Limitation as to 
estate. 



First meeting. 



Section 1. Josiah Merrill, Jolm Martin, Prescott B. Kinsman, 
Hartley S. Chapman, William H. Walsh, George J. Richards and 
William F. Lord, their associates and successors, are hereby made 
a body corporate by the name of " Washington Lodge No. 4, Inde- 
pendent order of Odd Fellows," located at Somersworth, for such 
charitable and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from 
time to time designate ; and by that name may sue an,d lie sued, 
prosecute and defend, and be vested with all the privileges, and sub- 
ject to all the liabilities, incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation may take and hold real and personal 
estate by gift, bequest or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

Sec. 3. The first three persons named herein may call the first 
meeting of said corporation, by posting notices thereof in two or 
more public places in said Somersworth, ten days at least prior to 
-aid meeting. 



1877.] Chapters CXXVI, CXXYII. 89 

Sec. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act ^J.'^'ji'^^* *■"'•"■ 
whenever, in their opinion, the public good may require the same 
to he done. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage. '^^l^ ^^^^^' 

[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



CHAPTER C XX VII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE CONFERENCE PREACH- 
ERS' AID SOCIETY OF THE METHODIST EPISCOPAL CHURCH. 



Section 

1. Coiiioration constituted; pui-po^c and pow- 

ers. 

2. Limitation as to estate. 

3. By-laws. 



Section 

4. First meeting'. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect, when. 



as to 



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

Section 1. That Elisha Adams, James Pike, Elihu Scott, ^^°^'p?J;^{|,7. 
JTames Thurston and Anson C. Coult, their associates, successors purpose and 
and assigns be, and hereby are constituted a corporation by the^^"^^"^*' 
name of the New Hampshire Conference Preachers' Aid Society of 
the Methodist Episcopal Church, for the purpose of furnishing need- 
ful pecuniary aid to the aged, infirm, or destitute preachers of said 
conference, and their widows and orphans : with all the powers and 
privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities and restrictions 
common to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation shall have the poM^er to hold by gift, ^g^'^tc'**'"'^ ^ 
grant, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any real estate or personal 
property which shall not exceed in value twenty-five thousand 
dollars. 

Sec. 3. Said corp'oration may adopt such rules and by-laws, thesy-iaws. 
same not l^eing repugnant to the laws of this state, as they may 
deem expedient. 

Sec. 4. The first three grantees, or either of them, may call ^iist meeting. 
the first meeting by giving public notice of the same to said con- 
ference. 

Sec. o. The legislature may alter or amend this act whenever snbject to re- 
the public good may require the same. ^^* ' 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Su^'^^''^^' 

[Ap|)roved June 22, 1877.] 



90 Chapter CXXYIII. [187T. 



CHAPTEE C XX VI II. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NASHUA BOBBIN AND SHUTTLE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporatiou constituted. 

2. Purpose ; limitation as to real estate. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sectiox 

4. Meetings; organization. 

5. Repealing clause; takes efiect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened: 

Corporation SECTION 1. That Fraiicis B. Ayer, Isaac Eaton, Fred. Kelsey, 

constituted. -p, _^^ -r> , -\ r^^ ^ tt t n • • ^ ^J ^ 

Koger >V . rorter and Charles Hardy, their associates, successors 
and assigns, he, and they hereby are, made a body politic and cor- 
porate by the name of the Nashua Bobbin and Shuttle Company, 
and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to 
final judgment and execution, and shall be, and hereby are, in- 
vested with all the powers and privileges, and made subject to all 
the liabilities contained in the laws of this state applicable to cor- 
porations of a similar nature, 
pm-pose; limi- Sec. 2. Said corporatioii is hereby authorized and empowered to 

tation as to real .iti ^ -, .,,•'. p-».-ri • ■> 

estate. establish, manage and carry on,in the city oi Nashua, m the county 

of Hillsborough, the business of manufacturing bobbins, spools, 
shuttles, skewers, or any other goods, wares, merchandise or sup- 
plies of a similar character ; also, the business of manufacturing 
bobbin, spool and shuttle machinery and tools, and of wood turning ; 
and to erect, maintain and operate mills, buildings and works nec- 
essary or convenient for carrying on and conducting the business of 
said corporation, and may purchase, hold and enjoy real and per- 
sonal estate, not exceeding in value at any one time the sum of 
three hundred thousand dollars, and may sell, convey and dispose 
of the same at pleasure. 

Capital stock. Sec. 3. The Capital or joint stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed in amount the sum of three hundred thousand dollars. 

^aSzatfon °^' ^^^* ^' ^^^^ porsous iiamcd in this act may call the first meet- 
ing of said corporation, ])y causing notice, stating the time and 
place of meeting, to be published in either of the newspapers printed 
in the city of Nashua, ten days at least ])efore the day of meeting, 
at which meeting or at any adjournment thereof a clerk shall be 
chosen, and by-laws for the regulation and government of said cor- 
poratioti, not inconsistent with the constitution and laws of this 
state, may be estal)lished ; which by-laws may be altered or amended 
at any future' meeting of the corporation ; and may choose all offi- 
cers necessary for managing the affairs of the corporation ; may 
agree on the mode of calling future meetings ; may divide the cap- 
ital or joint stock into shares of one hundred dollars each, and do 
and transact any business necessary to carry into effect the purposes 
of said corporation. 

RepeaHng Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 

feet, when, 'this act ; aiid this act shall take effect from its passage. 
[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapter CXXIX. 



91 



CHxlFTER CXXIX. 

AN ACT TO INCOErORATB THE NASHUA PROTESTANT HOME FOE AGED 

WOMEN. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and property. 



Section 

3. First meeting; organization; by-law? 

4. Takes eflect, when. 



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



Section 1. That Caroline G. White, Adelaide M. Stevens, Fan- corporata^^^^ 
nie H. Sawyer, Jane N. Beasom, Eliza C. Rol^y, Mary E. Reed, 
Sarah H. Kendall, Sarah A. Hammond, Elizabeth H. King, their 
associates and successors be, and are hereby made a body politic and 
corporate, l3y the name of " The Nashua Protestant Home for Aged 
Women," and l)y that name may sue or be sued, prosecute and de- 
fend to final judgment and execution, and shall have and exercise 
all the powers and privileges, and be subject to all the liabilities 1)y 
law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and p^^ito^": and 

. property. 

maintain in the City of Nashua, an institution for the support and 
maintenance of aged protestant women, and for that purpose 
may take and hold real and personal estate, hj donation, bequest, 
purchase or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars ; and may sell, convey and dispose of the same at 
pleasure, and may erect and maintain such buildings and. appurte- 
nances as may be deemed necessary for the purposes of the Corpo- 
ration. 

Sec. 3. The first three grantees above named mav call the first ^"'*' P*'^.*"- . 

P . T . ° , . . . . . " in organization ; 

meeting oi said corporation, by giving notice m writing to each oi by-iaws. 
the grantees named in this act, of the time and place of said meet- 
ing, or by one publication of such notice in some daily newspaper 
published in said Nashua, seven days at least prior to said meeting, 
at which meeting or at some subsequent meeting this act may be 
accepted by this corporation ; and then, or at some subsequent meet- 
ing said corporation may adopt and thereafterwards maintain, change 
or alter such rules and by-laws for the government of its proceed- 
ings and the regulation of its affairs not inconsistent with the laws 
of this state, as they may deem expedient, and elect, or provide for 
the election of such officers, managers and agents as they may deem 
advisable, and prescribe their powers and duties. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage, and shall be Takes effect, 
subject to alteration, amendment, or repeal at the pleasure of the ^^'^"' 
legislature. 

[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



92 



Chapters CXXX, CXXXI. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CXXX. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO AN ACT IN RELATION 
TO THE SOMERSWORTH SAVINGS BANK, PASSED JUNE SESSION, EIGH- 
TEEN HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-FOUR. 



Section 
1. Authorized estate increased $10,000. 



Section 
2. Takes efl'ect, when. 



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



Authorized es- 
tate increased 
$10,000. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. The Somerswortli Savings Bank is hereljy authorized 
to purchase and hold real estate to an amount not exceeding ten 
thousand dollars in addition to the amount authorized in section 
one of said act. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved June 22, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXXXI 



AN ACT TO incorporate THE FARMINGTON AND ROCHESTER RAILROAD. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
may lease its 
road. 



Section 

1. Corporatiou constituted ; maj- lease its road. 

2. May build a railroad ; its termini and con- 

nections ; limitation as to laud. 

3. Shares of capital stock ; directors and other 

officers. 

4. Toll granted ; excess above 10 per cent to be 

paid into the trcasnry. 



May build a 
railroad; itster- 



Section 

5. Directors may exercise full power; delin- 
quent subscribers, how treated ; shares not 
to exceed $100. 

6. Not to obstruct private or public way. 

7. By-laws. 

8. First, auuual, and special meetings. 

9. Limitation as to time of completing road. 
10. Takes effect, when; may be repealed. 

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

Section 1, David T. Parker, James E. Fernald, John H. Barker, 
John M. Berry, George A. Jones, Charles W. Talpey, Eugene P. 
Nute, Alonzo I. Nute, Edmund B. Small, Martin L. Hayes, Arthur 
C. Newell, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of the Farmington and 
Rochester 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 purjioses of this 
act, with the right to lease the railroad hereby authorized to be con- 
structed by them to any other railroad corporation for such period 
and upon such terms as may be mutually agreed upon by the two 
corporations. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereliy authorized and empowered to 



mini and con- locatc, build, aiid maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in 
width, with necessary additions for cuttings and embankments, 
from some point in Farmington, in tlie county of Strafford, to some 



1877.] Chapter OXXXT. _ 93 

point in Rochester, in said county, and connecting" with some other 
raih'oad now located and built in either of said towns, or which may 
hereafter be located and built therein, or not, as may hereafter be 
regarded by said Farmington and Rochester Railroad to be for the 
best interest and convenience of the public ; bnt said corporation 
shall hold no more land, exclusive of what is within the limits of 
their road and necessary for procuring stone, sand, and gravel, and 
for machine shops and depot accommodations, than shall be worth 
at the time of purchase five per cent, of their capital stock. 

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of not sijares of capi- 
less than two, nor more than four, thousand shares, and the im- rectors and oth- 
mediate government and direction of the affairs thereof shall jq^ ^^^ '^'Scers. 
vested in seven directors, who shall be chosen by the stockholders or 
members in the manner hereinafter provided, and shall hold their 
offices until others shall be duly elected and qualified in their stead ; 
and the said directors, a majority of whom shall constitute a quo- 
rum for the transaction of business, shall elect one of their member 
to be president of the board and of the corporation ; they shall also 
choose a clerk, who shall also lie clerk of the corporation and sworn 
to the faithful performance of his duties ; a treasurer, who shall 
give bond with sureties to their satisfaction for the faithful perform- 
ance of his part ; and such other officers, agents and servants as 
they may deem expedient, fix their salaries, and generally shall 
have and exercise all the powers of the corporation for carrying into 
effect the objects and purposes of this act. 

Sec. 4. A toll is hereby o-ranted to the corporation for their Toil granted; 

T f , 11 'i ,i-ii, ,T excess above 10 

benefit on ail passengers and property which may be transported per cent to be 
on their railroad at such rates as may from time to time be agreed FAfsmT. ^^^ 
on by the directors ; but in any and every year when the net 
receipts from the use of said railroad shall exceed the average of 
ten per cent, per annuum from the commencement of their opera- 
tions, the excess shall be paid into the treasury of the state, until 
otherwise ordered by the legislature. 

Sec, 5. The president and directors for the time being are directors may 
authorized and empowered, by themselves or their agents, to exer- poweiTdeiin- 
cise all the powers hereby granted to the corporation, for the pur- erl^'how^trea?-" 
pose of constructing and completing their railroad, and for the fo exceed lioo 
transportation of persons, goods, and merchandise thereon, and all 
such other power 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 objects of this grant ; to purchase 
land, materials, engines, cars, depot buildings, machine shops and 
other things, in the name of the corporation, for the use of the rail- 
road and the transportation of persons, goods, and merchandise ; to 
make such equal assessments from time to time on all sliarcs in 
said corporation as they may deem expedient and necessary in the 
progress of the work, and direct the same to be paid to the treasurer 
of the corporation ; and the treasurer shall give notice of said 
assessments, and if any sul)scriber 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 auction, due notice thereof 
being given, to the highest bidder, and the same shall be trans- 
ferred to the purchaser; and such delinquent subscriber shall be 
held accountable to the company for the balance, if his share or 



94 Chapter CXXXI. [1877. 

shares shall sell for less than the assessment or assessments due 
thereon, and interest and costs of sale ; and such sul)scriber shall 
be entitled to the Bur])lus, if any there he ; l)ut no assessment shall 
be laid on any sliare for any greater amount than one hundred dol- 
lars in the whole on each share, and if any greater amount of 
money shall be necessary to complete said railroad, it shall be raised 
by creating new shares, giving to the stockholders in the corpora- 
tion the right to take said new shares in })roportion to the shares by 
them respectively owned in said corporation. 
m?vat*c m-^nir ^^^- ^' ^^ ^^^^ railroad in the course thereof shall intersect or 
lie wMv. cross any private way, it shall be so constructed as not to obstruct 

the safe and convenient use of such private way ; if not so con- 
structed, the owner of said private way may recover his reasonable 
damages for the injury in an action on the case, to be commenced 
within two years from such obstruction and not afterwards. If 
said railroad in the course thereof shall intersect or cross any canal, 
turnpike road, or other public highway, it shall be so constructed 
as not to obstruct the sate and convenient use of such canal, turn- 
pike road, or other highway ; and said corporation shall have power 
to raise or lower such turnpike road, highway, or private way, so 
that the railroad may pass over or under the same. If said cor- 
poration shall raise or lower such turnpike road or highway, and 
shall not so raise or lower the same as to be satisfactory to the pro- 
prietors of such turnpike, or to the selectmen of the town in which 
said highway is situate, as the case may be, said proprietors or 
selectmen may rc(iuire in writing of said corporation such amend- 
ments or alterations as they may think necessary ; and if the 
amendments or alterations be rcasonal)le and proper in the written 
opinion of the county commissioners for the county in which such 
alterations or amendments are proposed, and said corporation shall 
unreasonably and unnecessarily neglect to make the same, said pro- 
prietors or selectmen, as the case may be, may make such alterations 
or amendments, and recover in an action on the case against such 
corporation reasonable damages for all charges, dis))ursements, la- 
bor and services occasioned l)y making such alterations and amend- 
ments, with costs of suit. Said corporation shall constantly main- 
tain in good repair all bridges with their a])utments, and embank- 
ments which they may construct for the ])urpose of conducting 
their railroad over any canal, turnpike, highway or private way, or 
for conducting the same over their railroad, and in default thereof 
shall be liable to respond in damages to any party aggrieved in an 
action on the case. If it shall be necessary to alter the course of 
any turnpike road or other highway, where said railroad may run on 
or near the same, or for the jnu'pose of avoiding or facilitating the 
crossing thereof, such turnpike or highway may be so altered, with 
the ai)})rol)ation of the county commissioners for the county, if such 
alterations will not, in their opinion, essentially injure said way. 
By-laws. Sp:c. 7. Said corporation may make, ordain and establish all 

such by-laws, rules, regulations and ordinances as they shall deem 
expedient and necessary to accomj)lish tlie designs and purposes 
and to cai-ry into effect the provisions of this act, and for the well 
ordering, regulating and securing tlie intei'csts and affairs of the 
corporation, ])rovidcd they are not reinignant to the constitution or 
laws of this state. 



1877.] Chapters CXXXI, CXXXIL 95 

Sec. 8. The annual meeting of the mcmljers of said eorporation ^^J^f'^-'"};"'''- 
shall he hoklen at such time and place in this state as tlie cor])ora- meetings." 
tion by its by-laws, or the directors for the time being, sliall ap])()int, 
at which meeting the directors shall be chosen Jjy 1)allot, and the 
three persons first named in this act, or any two of tlicm, may call 
the first meeting of said corporation by advertising the same three 
weeks successively in some newspaper printed in the county of Straf- 
ford in this state ; and the directors are hereby authorized to call 
special meetings of the stockholders whenever they sliall deem it 
expedient and proper, giving such notice thereof as the ])y-laws 
may require. 

Sec. 9. If said corporation sliall not have been organized, and ?:''""'';*'°"''^t" 

111 1 • p • J 1 1 1 ni T ■ n rr- p i '""'• O* Complcl- 

the location of its road made and hied m the omce of the secretary ingioiui. 
of state, before the first day of July, eighteen hundred and seventy- 
eight, this act shall be void ; and this act shall be void as to any 
and every portion of said railroad which shall not be completed and 
fit for use on or before the first day of July in the year eighteen 
hundred and eighty. 

Sec. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and the leg- Takes effect, 

• ij 1, 1,1 "'p. P when; maybe 

islature may alter, amend or repeal the same or any of its provis- repealed. 
ions, whenever in their oi)inion the public good requires it. 
[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXXXII. 

AN ACT TO INCOEPORATE THE CHESTER AND DERRY TELEGRAPH 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Rights and privileges; assessment of dam- 

ages. 

3. Capital stock. 



Section 

4. Pjoperty. 

5. First meeting. 

C. Subject to repeal. 
7. Takes effect, when. 



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

Section 1. That Charles A. Wilcomb, John Underbill, Charles ^j^'^^ypo^^^^^^^^ 
Sanborn, Albert J. Merrill, Clement A. West, Lucien Kent, Henry 
H. Lane, Frank W. Parker, Frederick J. Sheplierd, Seneca Pettee, 
their associates, successors and assigns ])c and tliey are hercl)y made 
a l^ody politic and corporate l)y the name of the Chester and 
Deny Telegraph Company, and by that name may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and 
herel)y are vested with all the powers and privileges, and subject to 
all the lialiilities, which by law are incident to corporations of a 
similar character. 

Sec. 2. That said corporation shall have power to construct, Oughts and priv- 

• llClTGS ' JISSCSS- 

maintain and oi)erate from Deny depot on the Manchester and mcnt of dam- 
Lawrence railroad in Deny to any point or points in the town of *^*^*" 
Cliester, any line or lines of electric telegraph as it may from time 
to time locate and establish, and to connect the same with any other 



96 



Chaptees CXXXII, CXXXIII. 



[18 



i i 



Capital stock. 



Property. 



Pirst meetiug. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



telegraph line or lines in said towns. Said corporation shall have 
the right to construct its lines, with suitable fixtures therefor, along 
and upon the line of any railroad, or upon any puljlic highway 
within the termini aforesaid, paying therefor to the party aggrieved 
thereby such compensation as may be agreed by the parties ; or, if 
they fail to agree, such sum as shall be assessed, on the application 
of either party, by a committee appointed by the supreme court ; 
and if, upon the return of the report of such committee to said 
court either party is dissatisfied with such assessment, the same 
proceedings may be had for an increase or reduction of damages as 
in the case of the assessment of damages by the county commis- 
sioners for land taken in laying out a highway ; provided that said 
line or lines shall be so constructed, that the public use of such 
roads shall not be endangered or incommoded thereby. 

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
the sum of three thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of not 
less than ten dollars each. 

Sec. 4. Said corporation may purchase, rent, hold and convey 
such personal or real estate as may be necessary for the prosecution 
of the business of the corporation. 

Sec. 5. That said Charles A. Wilcomlj, Frank W. Parker and 
Seneca Pettee, or any two of them may call the first meeting of 
said corporation by giving notice to each of the grantees in writing 
at least ten days before said meeting. 

Sec. 6. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good shall require the same to 
be done. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNCANOONUCK ROAD COMPANY. 



Skction 

1. Corporation constLtutcil. 

2. To locate aud build road. 

3. Assessmeut of damages. 

4. Capital stock ; directors and other ofliccrs 

5. Tolls; toll-houses and gates. 



Section 

6. First meetiug; annual and special meetings. 

7. Time of completing road limited. 

8. May ei-ect houses. 
0. Subject to repeal. 

10. Takes effect, when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. Tliat Edward C. Shirley, George B. Chandler, Charl- 
ton K. Pierce, Jolm B. Varick, William H. Plumer and B. P. 
Cilley, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby incorpor- 
ated and made a body corporate and politic by the name of the 
Uncanoonuck Road Company, and by that name may sue and be 
sued and have and enjoy all the privik'ges aj^l powers and l^e sub- 
ject to all the restrictioiis and limitations wTiich by law are incident 
to cori)orations of a similar nature. 



1877.] Chapter CXXXIII. 9T 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to lay out, make ^°.J°''**<^,^°* 
and keep in repair a road leading from some ]>oint on the highway 
known as the " Mountain Road," on the southerly side of the Un- 
canoonuck Mountains, near the residence of Charlton K. Pierce in 
Goffstown, to the summit of the south Uncanoonuck mountain, in 
said Goffstown, hy such route and in such direction as is most prac- 
tical^le. 

Sec. 3. If said corporation shall not be able to agree with the ^ssessment of 
owners of any land over which said road may be laid out upon the '^^'^^^^' 
amount of damages to be paid therefor, or if said corporation can- 
not agree with such owner upon a committee to assess such damages 
either party, or, if the owner is unknown, said corporation may 
apply by petition to the supreme court for the county in which such 
land may be situated and said court after due notice to the parties 
shall refer the same to the county commissioners for said county 
who shall upon due notice assess damages and report the same to 
said court and judgment upon said report shall be final and conclu- 
sive between the parties ; and said corporation shall not however 
enter on any land to construct said road until the damages assessed 
to the owners thereof shall have been paid or tendered, except in 
cases mentioned in the fifth section of chapter sixty-four of the 
General Statutes, and no person shall be entitled to an action f(jr 
such damages until after such entry has been made on his land. 

Sec. 4. The capital stock of said corporatio]! shall consist of (^apitai stock; 
such a number of shares as may be determined by the directors not other officers, 
exceeding in par value one hundred dollars eacli, and the whole 
capital stock shall not exceed five thousand dollars, and no. assess- 
ment shall be made upon any share to a greater amount than the 
sum at which the par value or price of each share shall have been 
fixed as aforesaid ; and the immediate direction and government of 
said corporation shall be vested in five directors, who shall ])e chosen 
by the stockholders, or members hereinafter provided and shall hold 
their office until others are duly elected and qualified in their stead ; 
and said directors, a majority of whom shall form a quorum for the 
transaction of business, shall elect one of their number to be presi- 
dent of the board and of the corporation ; and said directors shall 
elect a clerk who shall also be clerk of the corporation and who 
shall lie sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, 
and they shall also clioose a treasurer, who shall give bonds in a sum 
not less than one thousand dollars for the faithful discharge of his 
trust, and they shall also choose such other officers and servants as 
may from time to time be necessary, and fix their salaries. 

Sec. 5. Said corporation may build and own toll-houses or other j[°^^^'j.^°|Jj" 
buildings and such real estate as is necessary for the purposes of itss'^tes. 
creation ; and may erect and maintain gates across said road and 
the directors shall appoint toll-gatherers, if necessary, to collect the 
rates and tolls provided by this act, which toll-gatherers shall have 
authority to stop any persons passing through said gates until they 
have paid the rates and tolls which are hereby established per mile, 
namely : For each single horse with or without rider ten (10) cents 
per mile ; for horse and carriage of any kind twenty-five (25) cents; 
for two horses in carriage of any kind thirty-six (3G) cents ; for 
four horses with carriage of any kind fifty (50) cents, and for every 
other carriage of pleasure or team for business or otherwise the 
7 



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Chapter CXXXIII. 



[187T. 



Tirst meeting; 
annual and spe- 
cial meetings. 



Time of com- 
pleting road 
limited. 



May erect 
houses. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect, 
when. 



like sums according to the number of horses or animals drawing the 
same. And if any person with his carriage, horse or horses, or 
other team or animals shall turn off from said road to pass the gates 
of said corporation with a view to avoid the payment of the tolls 
required by this act such persons shall forfeit and pay to the use of 
the company three times the amount which the legal tolls would be, 
upon complaint of any toll-gatherer of said corporation made before 
any justice of the peace within the county where the offense is 
committed. 

Sec. 6. The annual meeting of the members or stockholders of 
this corporation shall be held at such time and place as may be pre- 
scribed in the by-laws, at which meeting the directors shall be 
chosen by ballot. The directors may call special meetings of the 
stockholders whenever they shall deem it expedient by giving such 
notice thereof as the by-laws may direct. Any three of the per- 
sons named in this act may call the first meeting of the corpora- 
tion by a notice in any one of the newspapers published in Man- 
chester at least fourteen days before said meeting, at which meeting 
the members or stockholders may choose the directors of said cor- 
poration : shall provide for the mode of calling future meetings^ 
and at such time, or at any subsequent meeting duly called for the 
purpose may establish such by-laws not inconsistent with the consti- 
tution and laws of this state as may be necessary for the regulation 
and government of the corporation and for carrying into effect its 
provisions. 

Sec. 7. In case said road is not completed and fit for use to the 
summit of said south Uncanoonuck mountain, or to a point as near 
the summit as is practicable within six years from the first day of 
October next this act shall become void, and all of the provisions of 
this act shall apply for the security and ])enefit of the corporation 
whenever any portion of the road is completed and put in use. 

Sec. 8. Said corporation may erect and maintain, lease and dis- 
pose of any building or buildings which may be found convenient 
for the accommodation of their business and of the horses, car- 
riages and travellers passing over said road. 

Sec. 9. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this act whenever they may deem it necessary. 

Sec. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapter CXXXIV. 99 



CHAPTER CXXXIV. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CARROLL STEAMBOAT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Tolls. 



Section 

4. First meeting; by-laws; officers. 

5. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

Section 1. That Orlando Richardson, Levi T. Haley, Ansel g'^^t?^^"^'^ 
Lamprey, John D. Morrison, William D. Haley, and their associates 
and successors be, and they hereby are, incorporated and made a 
body corporate and politic, by the name of the Carroll Steamboat 
Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and de- 
fend to final judgment and execution, and be known and distin- 
guished in all their acts and proceedings, and shall be, and hereby 
are vested with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
liabilities of similar corporations. 

Sec. 2. Be it further enacted. That the capital stock of said capital stock. 
company may consist of not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, of 
which not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars may be vested in 
real estate, which may be purchased, held and owned by the said 
company in fee simple, and by them sold and conveyed at pleasure, 
and on which they may erect such buildings and wharves as may be 
necessary and convenient for their business ; and the residue of said 
capital stock may be used by said company as they may think 
proper in constructing and using steamboats on Lake Winnipiseogee. 

Sec. 3. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation, for their Toils, 
benefit, on all passengers and property conveyed by them at such 
rates as they may from time to time establish : Provided, that 
when the net receipts shall exceed ten per cent per annum on the 
average from the commencement, the excess shall be paid into the 
treasury of the state unless otherwise ordered by the legislature. 

Sec. 4. Be it further enacted. That Orlando Richardson, Ansel ^^1"^*^ "meeting; 
Lamprey and William D. Haley, or any two of them, may call thecSs?^^' °^" 
first meeting of said corporation, by serving each of said grantees 
with a written notice of said meeting at least one week prior to 
holding the same, or by publishing notice of said meeting in the 
Granite State News, a newspaper printed at Wolfeljorough, two 
weeks at least before holding the same ; at which first meeting, or 
any subsequent meeting called in like manner, or adjourned meet- 
ing, the said corporation may choose a clerk who shall be sworn to 
the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, may adopt by-laws 
not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this state, and may 
choose a treasurer, directors and all such of&cers and agents as may 
be necessary to carry into effect the objects contemplated by said 
corporation. 

Sec. 5. And be it further enacted. That this act shall take Takes effect, 
effect and be in force from and after its passage; and the legisla-^'^*^"' 
ture may alter, amend or repeal the same. 

[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



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Chapters CXXXV, CXXXVI. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CXXXY. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP AN ACT TO INCORPORATE TH K DARTMOUTH 
SAVINGS BANK AT HANOVER. 



Section 

1. Charter made perpetual. 

2. When affairs closed up equitable distribution 

to be made. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



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



<^'ta>"tfr m^de SECTION 1. That sectioii one of the act entitled " An act to in- 
corporate the Dartmouth savings bank at Hanover" be amended by 
striking out the words " for the term of twenty years from the 
passage of this act." 
When »ff"irs g^c. 2. That scctiou tcii of said act be amended by striking out 

bic distribution thc words " At thc cxpiratiou of twenty years from the passage of 
to be made. ^j^^^ ^^^ ^j^^ concems of the institution shall be closed," and by in- 
serting in place thereof the words " whenever the concerns of the 
institution shall be closed it shall be." 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



Takes effect, 
when. 



CHAPTER CXXXVI. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE WINDSOR AND FOREST LINE 

RAILROAD. 



Section 
1. Time extended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Time extended, 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. That the time limited l)y the act approved June 29, 
1870, entitled " An act to incorporate the Windsor and Forest 
Line Railroad ; " and also an act amendatory of the above entitled 
act, approved July 2, 1874, be so amended as to extend the time 
for the expenditure by said corporation of two hundred thousand 
dollars toward the construction of said railroad, to the first day of 
December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-three, and said 
act shall be in force as to all parts of said railroad which shall be 
comi)leted on or before Decera])er first, one thousand eight hundred 
and eighty-four. 

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

[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapter CXXXVII. 



101 



CHAPTER CXXXVII 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SAUNDERS SHOE MACHINERY COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Its pm-pose and property. 

3. Capital stock. 



Section 

4. First meeting; by-laws; officers. 

5. Takes efiect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 



Section 1. Albert H. Saunders, John A. Spalclins:, James P. S. corporation 

^ t . constituted. 

Otterson,*' William F. Salmon and Stanley Mansfield, their associ- 
ates and successors, are hereby made a body politic and corporate 
by the name of the " Saunders Shoe Machinery Company," and by 
that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final 
judgment and execution ; may have a common seal, establish by- 
laws, and have and exercise all the powers and privileges and shall 
be subject to all the duties and liabilities incident to corporations 
of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation may establish and carry on at Nashua, ll^^^.^ly""^ ^""^ 
in the county of Hillsborough, and elsewhere, as they may deem 
expedient, the business of manufacturing all kinds of engines, 
machines and tools for the manufacture of boots and shoes, and of 
operating and using the same in such manufacture, and for that 
purpose may take and hold real estate and personal property not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in value, and the same 
may alienate and dispose of at pleasure. 

Sec 8. The capital stock of said corporation shall be fixed at Capital stock. 
such sum, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, as may be 
determined by the corporation, and shall be divided into shares of 
the par value of one hundred dollars each, and additions to the 
capital stock may from time to time be made by vote of the stock- 
holders by the issue of new shares of the same par value, but the 
capital, as fixed by the corporation, and all additions thereto, shall 
not exceed the sum of one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Sec. 4. The said Albert H. Saunders, John A. Spalding andgyft^^f^^f^ 
Stanley Mansfield, or any two of them, may call the first meeting cers. 
of said corporation by giving in hand to each of the grantees 
named in the first section of this act or leaving at his usual place of 
abode a notice in writing, stating therein the day, hour and place 
of said meeting, at least seven days prior to the time designated 
therefor, and at said meeting, or any adjournment thereof, a clerk 
of the corporation shall be chosen and sworn, by-laws may be 
adopted, not repugnant to the laws of this state, and such other 
officers and agents chosen as may be deemed expedient for manag- 
ing the affairs of the corporation. 

Sec 
pealed or altered at the pleasure of the legislature. 

[Ap})roved June 20, 1877.] 



0. This act shall take effect on its passage and may be re- ^^^^* ®®^^'^' 



102 



Chaptees CXXXVIII, CXXXIX. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CXXXVIII 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONCORD MASONIC ASSOCIATION. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted; purpose; powers 
and property. 



Section 

2. First meeting. 

3. Takes eflect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re:presentativ€s in Genr- 
eral Court convened : 

Corporation SECTION 1. That George P. Cleaves, Horace A. Brown, Stillmaii 

pm^oleTpow- Humphrey, Edgar H. Woodman, William A. Clough, Samuel C. 

ers^andprop. Crockett, Frank D. Woodbury, Rensselaer 0. Wright and J. Frank 
Webster, their associates and successors, Ije and they hereby are 
made a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Concord 
Masonic Association, for the purpose of providing suitable accommo- 
dations for the use and convenience of the various Masonic bodies 
of the city of Concord, and of holding, securing, managing and 
administering the property of said association, and hy that name 
may sue and l)e sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and 
execution, and shall be vested with all the privileges and suljject to 
all the liabilities incident to similar corporations ; and may take and 
hold real and personal estate, by donation, bequest or otherwise for 
the purposes of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding forty 
thousand dollars, and the same sell, convey, or otherwise dispose 
of at pleasure. 

First meeting. g^c. 2. Tlic first fivc pcrsous abovc named, or any three of them, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by publishing notice 
thereof, once a week for three successive weeks, in the Concord 
Daily Monitor, the last pul^lication to be prior to said meeting. 

Takes effect, Sec. 3. Tliis act shall take cffcct from aiid aftcr its passagc. 
[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXXXIX. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE PORTLAND AND OGDENSBURG RAILROAD 

COMPANY. 



Section ] Section 

1. Kiglits in certain portion of road confirmed. | 2. Takes effect, when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

Rights mcer- SECTION 1. That the Portland and Ogdensburg Railroad Com- 

tam portion of ,,^t., • ^ j_ t • • 

road confirmed, pauy shall havc, hold and enjoy the same rights, powers and privi- 
leges in and to that piece of railroad built by them from Scott's 
mills in Dalton to the easterly line of the state of Vermont, as 
they now have and enjoy in and to that part of their railroad south- 
erly of Fabyan's in the state of New Hampshire and subject to the 



1877.] 



Chapters CXXXIX, CXL. 



103 



same liabilities. But nothing in this act shall be construed to au- 
thorize any change in the route covered by their charter granted in 
1867 and amended in 1869. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved June 26, 1877.] 



Takes effect, 
when. 



CHAPTER CXL. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STRAFFORD COUNTY MANUFACTURING 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose ; property and capital stock. 

3. May build canals and dams. 



Section 

4. Damages for land taken ; how assessed. 

5. First meeting ; by-laws and officers. 

6. Subject to repeal; takes eflect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Hepresentatives in Creneral 
Court convened: 



Section 1. That John McDuffee, Amos A. Lawrence, Frank cjoi"P?i'ation 
McDuffee, Howard Stockton, John A. Burnham, Zimri S. Walling- 
ford, John Bracewell, William S. Stevens and John F. Cloutman, 
their associates, successors and assigns, be and are hereby made a 
body corporate by the name of the Strafford County Manufactur- 
ing Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and 
defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be, and are 
hereby invested with all the powers and privileges, and made 
subject to all the liabilities which by law are incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to establish or Purpose; prop- 
carry on in the towns of New Durham, Farmington, Rochester and stock.*^ "^^^'^ ^ 
in the city of Dover, the manufacture of paper, and paper board in 
all its varieties, also all such articles and things as are made of 
wood, and of such articles as are made of iron, and also the manu- 
facture of such fa1:)rics as are made wholly or in part of wool, 
cotton, linen, silk or any other material which may be wrought into 
yarn, woven or felted fabrics, together with such mechanic arts of 
wood, iron and steel as are necessarily connected therewith — and 
for that ])urpose may acquire by purchase, hold, occu})y and enjoy 
such real and personal estate as may be necessary, not exceeding in 
amount the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, and the same 
may manage and improve, sell, alienate, convey and dispose of at 
pleasure. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
the sum of five hundred thousand dollars, which shall be divided 
into shares of one hundred dollars each. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation being the sole owner of Merry meeting May biiiid ca- 
Pond in the town of New Durham, is hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to construct and maintain a canal from some convenient point 
on the Merrymeeting river, in the town of New Durham, to some 
point on the Cocheco river, and to erect and maintain such build- 
ings, dams and gate-ways as may be deemed necessary by the com- 



104 



Chapters CXL, CXLI. 



[1877. 



pany to carry ont the purposes and provisions of this act, and to 
obtain a necessary supply of water from said pond. 
Sndui^^n^^how ^^^' ^- ^^^^ corporation is authorized to enter upon and break 
assessed. ' grouud in the construction and maintenance of said canal : Pro- 
vided, that in case said corporation and the owners of land through 
which said canal may pass, shall not agree on the amount of com- 
pensation to be made for the damage done to said land or to other 
owners for the diversion of water, then the pro^dsions of the act of 
July 3, 1868, entitled " An act for the encouragement of manufac- 
tures " shall be deemed as applicable to cases for damage arising 
under this act, and proceedings may be had as therein provided. 
by-fa^^a^n!rS&. ^^^- ^- ^^^7 persou named in this act may call the first meeting 
cers. of said corporation, by giving at least ten days notice in writing to 

the other persons named herein, at which meeting associates may be 
admitted, by-laws adopted, a president, clerk, and such officers and 
agents chosen and other things done as may be deemed necessary to 
carry into effect the objects of this act. 

Sec. 6. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require it, and this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. 
. [Approved June 28, 1877.] 



Subject to re- 
peal ; takes ef- 
fect, when. 



CHAPTER CXLI. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE CARROLL COUNTY FIVE 
CENTS SAVINGS BANK, OF WOLFEBOROUGH. 



Section 
1. Charter extended. 



Section 
2. Subject to repeal. 



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



Charter ex- 
tended. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Section 1. That the act to incorporate the Carroll County Five 
Cents Savings Bank at W.olfeborough, approved June twenty-seven, 
eighteen hundred and fifty-seven, is hereby continued in force for 
the term of twenty years from and after the twenty-seventh day of 
June, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven ; and said institution 
shall have and possess all the powers, rights and privileges in said 
act granted, and is subject to all the duties and liabilities thereby 
imposed, and also shall be subject to all such laws and regulations 
as the legislature may from time to time prescribe for the govern- 
ment of similar corporations. 

Sec. 2. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this act. 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapters CXLII, CXLIII. 105 



CHAPTER CXLII. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF JOHN B. LORD FROM 
SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER ONE IN BROOKFIELD AND ANNEX THE SAME 
TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER TWELVE IN WAKEFIELD, FOR SCHOOLING. 

Section | Section 

1. Farm severed for school purposes. | 2. Takes effect, when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. That the homestead farm of John B. Lord of Brook- J'a"ii severed 

^,, .,,.,,. p., T • ,1 ,for school pur- 

field, With the inhabitants oi said town n^ang upon the same, and poses. 

the taxable property, shall be, and hereby is, severed from school 
district number one, in said Brookfield, and annexed to school dis- 
trict number twelve, in Wakefield, for the purposes of schooling. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. l^^""^ ''^^''^' 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXLIII. 

AN ACT TO increase THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE COCHECO MANUFAC- 
TURING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Capital stock may be increased $500,000. 

2. May hold $1,000,000 additional estate. 



Section 

3. Subject to repeal. 

4. Takes effect, when. 



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

Section 1. That the Cocheco Manufacturing Company be au- ^apitai stock 
thorized and empowered to increase the amount of their capital creased $500,- 
stock by creating not exceeding five hundred additional shares at 
not more than one thousand dollars each. 

Sec. 2. The Cocheco Manufacturing Company may take, hold M^y h'^^«]|i';^ 
and convey real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding ai estate. 
one million dollars in addition to that already authorized by law. 

Sec. 3. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act p^^f ^'^ *° '''^" 
whenever, in their opinion, the public good shall require it. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. ^akes effect, 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



106 Chapters CXLIV, CXLV. [1877. 



CHAPTER CXLIV. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO THE ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
SUNDRY PERSONS BY THE NAME OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE PROTESTANT 
EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN NEW HAMPSHIRE." 

Section I Section 

1. Authorized to hold an estate of $500,000. | 2. Takes effect, when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Authorized to SECTION 1. The trustees of the Protestant Episcopal church in 

hold an estate of-K.-r -rr !• -i • a n--i itt 

$500,000. JNew Hampshn^e may acquire by giit or otherwise, aud may hold 

real or personal estate not exceeding in value five hundred thousand 
dollars. 

Takes effect, Sec. 2. TMs act shall take effcct from and after its passagc. 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXLV. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF MONT VERNON TO AID MCCOLLOM 

INSTITUTE. 



Section 

1. Vote of town in March, 1877,. legalized. 

2. Vote in March, 1872, legalized. 



Section 
3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Vote of to_^yn in Sec. 1. That tlic act of tlic town of Mont Vernon at the annual 

gaiized. "' "meeting, March thirteenth, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, in 

raising and appropriating the sum of three hundred dollars per 

annum for five years as a donation to McCollom Institute, a literary 

institution located in said town, together with the votes passed 

relating thereto, is hereby rendered legal. 

Vote in March, Sec. 2. That a similar act of said town, for the same purpose, 

--, ega ze . ^^^^^ ^^^ ^j-^^ y^g^^. ^^ ^^^, Lord oiic tliousaiid eight hundred and 

seventy-two, together with the votes passed relating thereto, is 
hereby made legal. 
Takes effect, Sec. 3. Tliis act shall take cffcct from its passagc. 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapter CXLYI. 107 



CHAPTER CXLVI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE GLEN LODGE, NO. 54, I. 0, OF 0. F., AT GORHAM. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 

3. First meeting. 



Skctiok 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Tulies effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives hi Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. That Warren Noyes, John P. Dunham, John W. cwporation 
Greenlaw, All^ert 8. Twitchell, Benjamin Pratt, A. K. Towne, 
Albert Ryder, Stephen Gordon, Urban Shorey, Thomas Gifford, A. 
N. Twitchell, Franklin Wheeler, Emlin W. Evans, their associates 
and successors, be, and they hereby are, made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of Glen Lodge, No. 54, I. 0. of 0. F., for 
such charital)le 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 execution, with power 
to have and use a common seal, and shall be vested with all the 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities of corpora- 
tions of a similar character. 

Sec, 2. The said corporation may take and hold real and per- ^^itation as to 

. ■*■ property. 

sonal estate l^y purchase, donation, bequest or otherwise, to an 
amount not exceeding twelve thousand dollars ; and shall have 
power to alienate, apply and appropriate the same, or any portion 
thereof, to such purposes of charity and Odd Fellowship as the cor- 
poration may, at its pleasure, from time to time determine. 

Sec. 3. The first three persons above named, or either two of ^"'^^ meeting. 
them, may call the first meeting of tlie corporation, by posting up 
a notice thereof at the hall of Glen Lodge, No. 64, in Gorham, 
fourteen days at least before the day of said meeting. 

Sec. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal the provis-sm^iect to re- 
ions of this act, whenever, in their opinion, the public good may 
require it. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. wh^n^'^*^^'' 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



108 



Chapter CXLYII. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CXLYII. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OP EDUCATION IN SCHOOL DISTRICT 
NUMBER THIRTEEN IN THE TOWN OP GILFORD. 



Section 

1. Board of education, how chosen; tenn of 

ofBce, etc. 

2. Powers and duties. 

3. Meetings ; organization and compensation. 



Section 

4. Financial report; agent. 

5. Annual report. 

6. Annual meeting. 

7. Takes effect, when. 



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



Board of educa- 
tion, how chos- 
en; term of 
office, etc. 



Powers and 
duties. 



Meetings; or- 
ganization and 
compensation.! 



Section 1. School district number thirteen in Gilford, in the 
county of Belknap, is herel:)y authorized, at any legal meeting duly 
notified and holden for the purpose, to choose by ballot, and by 
major vote of the qualified voters of the district present and voting, 
a board of education, consisting of six persons, having the legal 
qualifications prescribed by law for prudential and school com- 
mittees, two of whom shall hold office for one year, two for two 
years, and two for three years from the time of the annual meeting 
in July, eighteen hundred and seventy-seven, and until others are 
duly chosen and qualified in their stead ; the term of office of each 
to be determined by lot at the first meeting of the board, and 
a record thereof made. Two members of said board shall be 
chosen annually at every annual meeting of the district after the 
first choice thereof as aforesaid, by ballot and by major vote of the 
qualified voters of the district present and voting, to fill the 
vacancies that will annually occur by the expiration of the term of 
office of two of the incumbents, and to hold office for three years, 
and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead. Any 
vacancy occurring from any other cause may be filled in like man- 
ner, at a special meeting held for the purpose, otherwise at the 
next annual meeting ; and the person chosen to fill such vacancy 
shall hold office during the unexpired term, and until another shall 
be duly chosen and qualified in his stead. 

Sec. 2. Said board of education shall have the care and custody 
of all the property belonging to the district, shall employ teachers 
and fix their compensation, shall have the control and management 
of the schools of the district, and examine and allow all claims 
arising therefrom, and generally shall have and enjoy all the power 
and authority and perform all the duties by law pertaining to the 
offices of prudential and school committees. 

Sec. 3. Said board shall 1je sworn to the faithful performance 
of their duties, shall choose a president and secretary of their own 
number, and shall hold meetings as often as may be necessary for 
the discharge of their duties ; and the secretary shall keep a record 
of all their proceedings in books kept for that purpose, at the 
expense of the district. They shall receive no compensation for 
their services except such sum as the town of Gilford may allow 
them for performing the duties of school committee within said 
district, which may be apportioned among them according to the 
services rendered hj each in that capacity. 



1877.] Chapters CXLVII, CXLVIII. 109 

Sec. 4. A report of receipts and disbursements during the year ^^^^^^"^'=^1 'f^- 
shall be made to the district at every annual meeting, by said board, 
or by such member of the board as they may appoint to act as 
treasurer, and if they so elect, to act as agent, in providing fuel, 
furniture and other necessaries for the accommodation of the vari- 
ous schools of the district, who shall receive such compensation as 
the district may determine. 

Sec. 5. It shall be the duty of said board to make a report to -Annual report. 
the school committee of said town of Gilford on or before the first 
day of March in each year, containing such facts as said school 
committee shall be required by law to report to the town at its 
nest annual meeting, and such other iirformation as said school 
committee shall have occasion to use in making any report required 
by law to be made. 

Sec. 6. The annual meeting of said district shall be held in the A'^^'^i "^eet- 
month of July, and the present prudential committee is hereby 
authorized to call the first meeting under this act. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. when ^^''''^' 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CXLVIII. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE MONADNOCK RAILROAD COMPANY TO SUB- 
SCRIBE TO THE CAPITAL STOCK OF THE PETERBOROUGH AND HILLS- 
BOROUGH RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Company authorized to take stock in another 
corporation. 



Sectioh 

2. Subject to repeal. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. The Monadnock Railroad Company is hereby an- company an- 

• n tiiorizGcl to t3>K6 

thorized to subscribe for and hold shares in the capital stock of the stock in another 
Peterborough and Hillsborough Railroad Company, to an amount ^'^'^^'°^'^*''^"" 
not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sec. 2. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal pg^*^*^*^ "^^ '■^" 
this act when in their opinion the public good requires it. 

Sec. 3. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. '^•^^^^ ^^^'^^' 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



110 



Chapters CXLIX, CL. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CXLIX. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE TAXABLE PROPERTY OF THADDEUS B. CROSSETT 
AND JULIUS R. CROSSETT, AND ALL THE REAL ESTATE BELONGING TO 
JOHN CURRIER OF LANGDON, LYING IN ACWORTH, FROM SCHOOL DIS- 
TRICT NUMBER THIRTEEN IN THE TOWN OF ACWORTH, AND ANNEX THE 
SAME TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER ELEVEN IN SAID TOWN, FOB 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Farm severed and annexed for school pur- 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Farm severed SECTION 1. That the homestcad farm of Thaddeus B. Crossett 

and annexed for _. t\ r^ -\ -\^ ,^ i ,,ii • ti 

school pur- and Jiums it., Crossett and all the real estate belonging to John 
Currier, of Langdon, lying in Acworth, be disannexed from school 
district number thirteen in Acworth and annexed to school district 
number eleven, in said town, for school purposes. 
Sec 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



poses. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



CHAPTER CL. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR FUNDING THE INDEBTEDNESS OF THE PETER- 
BOROUGH RAILROAD. 



Section 
1. Sinking fund ; how created. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



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



Sinking fund ; 
how created. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. That directors of the Peterborough railroad be 
authorized to set apart such portion of the rental provided for in 
the lease of said railroad to the Nashua and Lowell Railroad Cor- 
poration (a copy of which lease is filed in the office of the secretary 
of state, and which lease is hereby approved) as they may deem 
necessary as security and for the ultimate payment of the indebted- 
ness of said Peterborough railroad, and that the said directors be 
further authorized to issue bonds of said Peterborough railroad 
secured by said sinking fund, not exceeding the amount of said 
indebtedness. Said bonds shall bear a rate of interest not exceed- 
ing six per cent, and shall not be sold at less than par, and the 
proceeds thereof shall l)e applied to the payment of the debt of said 
Peterborougli railroad. 

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

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapter CLI. Ill 



CHAPTER CLI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE COLUMBIAN LODGE NUMBER FIFTY-THREE 
OF FREE MASONS AT WALPOLE. 



Section 

1. Coi-poration constituted; limitation as to 

property. 

2. First meeting. 



Section 

3. Subject to repeal. 

4. Takes efiect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. That Abel P. Richardson, Curtis R, Crowell, Henry ^o''P9i'ation 
J, Watkins, George B. Holland, George G. Burnett, Charles Gates limitation as to 
and Horace A. Perry, their associates and successors, be, and they^^^"^*^'^^' 
hereby are, constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Columbian Lodge, number fifty-three, of Free Masons for such 
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 execution, may have 
and use a common seal and the same may alter and renew at 
pleasure, may take and hold real and personal estate by donation, 
bequest or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars, and the same may sell, convey or otherwise dispose of at 
pleasure, and may establish such by-laws and regulations as may be 
necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, and shall be vested 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities 
incident to corporations of a similar character. 

Sec. 2. Said Abel P. Richardson, Curtis R. Crowell, Henry J. First meeting. 
Watkins and George B. Holland, or any two of them, may call the 
first meeting of this corporation at such time and place and in such 
manner as they may think proper. 

Sec. 3. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or Subject to re- 
repeal this act whenever, in their opinion, the public good shall 
require it. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



112 



Chapter CLII. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CLII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ROCHESTER AQUEDUCT AND WATER 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Meetings. 

4. Limitation as to property, etc. 

5. May take ponds, etc. ; damages therefor. 



Section 

6. Town of Rochester may take stock in cor- 

poration. 

7. First meeting ; officers, by-laws, etc. 

8. Subject to repeal; takes effect, when. 



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



Capital stock. 



Meetings. 



Corporation SECTION 1. That Ebenezer G... Wallace, Cyrus K. Sanborn, 

cons 1 u e . Nathaniel Burnham, Augustine S. Parshley, J. Thorn Dodge, Ste- 
phen D. Wentworth and Thomas D. Wentworth, and their associ- 
ates, successors and assigns, shall be, and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate, l^y the name of the Rochester Aqueduct and 
Water Company for the purpose of bringing fresh water into the 
compact part of Rochester \illage, in said Rochester, in subter- 
ranean 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 corporations 
of a similar nature. 

Sec 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such s^^mber of shares, not exceeding fifty dollars each, as may be 
from time to time determined by the directors of said corporation, 
not exceeding in the whole the sum of one hundred thousand 
dollars. 

Sec. 3. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be holden 
at such time and place as may be prescriljed by the bylaws, or 
appointed by the directors, at which meeting not less than three 
nor more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot. The 
directors may call special meetings of the corporation whenever 
they shall deem it necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws may 
prescribe. 

Sec. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold in 
fee simple or otherwise any real and personal estate necessary for 
the carrying into effect the purposes of this act, not exceeding in 
value at the time of its purchase the sum of fifty thousand dollars, 
and said corporation is authorized to enter upon and break up 
ground, dig ditches and make excavations in any street, place, 
square, pass-way, highway or common, through which it may be 
deemed necessary for said aqueduct and water works to pass, be, or 
exist, for the purpose of placing such pipes and other material as 
may be deemed necessary for building said aqueduct and water- 
works, and re-lay and repair the same, subject to such regulations as 
to the safety of the citizens and security of the public travel as may 
1)0 prescribed by the selectmen of the town of Rochester. 
Maytakeponds, Sec. 5. Said Corporation is authorized to enter upon and appro- 
priate any streams, ponds or springs not belonging to any aqueduct 
company and to secure by fences or otherwise such streams, ponds 



Limitation as to 
property, etc. 



etc.; damages 
therefor. 



1877.] Chapter CLII. 113 

or springs, and dig ditches or canals, make excavations or reser- 
voirs through, over, in or upon any land or enclosure, through 
which it may be necessary for said acqueduct to pass or said exca- 
vations, reservoirs and water-works to be or exist for the purpose of 
obtaining, holding, preserving or conducting such water and placing 
such pipes, other material or works as may be necessary for building 
and operating such acqueduct and water-works or of repairing the 
same ; provided it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate 
any stream, pond or spring or any land for the purpose aforesaid, 
or to raise or lower the level of the same, and said corporation shall 
not agree with tlie owners thereof for the damages that may be 
done by said corporation, or such owners shall Ije unknown, either 
party may apply to the Supreme Court, at the trial term thereof, 
to have the same laid out and damages determined ; and the said 
court shall refer the same to the county commissioners for the 
county, who 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, and said commissioners shall make report to 
said court, and said court may issue execution accordingly. If 
either party shall desire, upon application to said court before re- 
reference to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to a trial by 
jury, in such manner and under such regulations as said court may 
prescribe. 

Sec. 6. The town of Rochester is hereby authorized and em- J°^^j^^y^^°|^- 
powered to subscribe to the capital stock of said corporation, or stock in corpo- 
pledge its credit to said corporation to an amount not exceeding 
one-half of the capital stock, and shall have the use of the water 
for extinguishing fires and such other purposes as may l)e necessary 
on paying a fair compensation therefor ; and said corporation may 
make any contracts with said town and with such other persons and 
corporations as may be deemed necessary by the directors to carry 
out this act. 

Sec. 7. Any two of the corporators named in this act may call ^jj[^*j.™^^^^^°s; 
the first meeting of the corporation by giving a notice in writing laws, etc. 
to each of the corporators of the time and place of meeting, at 
least six days before the day of meeeting, or by notice published in 
some paper published in Rochester, in the county of Strafford, at 
least fourteen days before said meeting, and at said meeting or any 
adjournment thereof, or at any subsequent meeting duly called, as- 
sociates may be admitted and all proper officers chosen, the number 
and par value of shares fixed, and such by-laws and regulations 
adopted as may be deemed necessary to carry into effect the busi- 
ness of the corporation, not inconsistent with the constitution and 
laws of this state. 

Sec. 8. The legislature may amend, alter or repeal this act ^I'Uiecuo re- 
when it is made to appear that the public good requires it, and this tect, when. 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



114 



Chapters CLIII, CLIV. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CLIII. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE KEARSARGE SUMMIT ROAD 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Time for completing road extended. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
3. Takes elTect, when. 



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



TiJtfn^^'lmTex- SECTION 1. Said act is hereby so amended that the time for the 
tended. completioii of Said road shall be extended ten years from the pas- 

sage of this act. 
KepeaUug ;Sec. 2. All acts Or Darts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

clause. , , , , ^ 

hereby repealed. 
Takes effect, ggQ, g^ This act sliall take cffcct from its passagc. 
[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



when. 



CHAPTER CLIY. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF THE HOME FOR INDIGENT 

WOMEN. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Its purpose and property. 



Section 

3. Vacancies ; how filled. 

4. Takes effect, when. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That William A. Loyne, William Simes, Charles E. 

Myers, E. B. Goodall and Elizabeth H. Pearson, all of Portsmouth, 
in said state, and their successors, be, and hereby are, made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of Trustees of the Home for 
Indigent Women, and by that name shall be and hereby are vested 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities 
incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

itspm-pose and Sec. 2. Said corporatiou is authorized to take charge of and 
maintain a home for indigent women, and may acquire and hold or 
alienate real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars. 

Vacancies; how Sec. 3. Whenever vacancies occur they shall be filled by said 
corporation in such mode as the corporation shall direct, provided 
that no one shall be admitted a member without the votes of a 
majority of all the members. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



property. 



filled. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



1877.] Chapters CLY, CLVI. 115 

CHAPTER CLY. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE CERTAIN DENTISTS BY THE NAME OF THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE DENTAL SOCIETY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Takes effect, when. 



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

Section 1. That Daniel W. Edgerly, George A. Young, Hiram con^oration 
Hill, John W. Little, Eben G. Cummings, William Jarvis, George *^°"^ ' ^ "^ ' 
L. Booth, Charles M. Murphy, their associates and successors, are 
hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
" New Hampshire Dental Society," for the purpose of promoting 
the knowledge of dentistry and regulating its practice, with all the 
powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, restrictions and 
liabilities by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. That said corporation be authorized to adopt such rules Limitation as to 
and take such measures as may be deemed best to promote know- ^'™'^'^^ ^' 
ledge in the practice of operative and mechanical dentistry, and fur 
the purposes of the society may purchase, hold or sell real and per- 
sonal estate to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. That two persons first named in this act may call the ^"^t meeting. 
first meeting of the corporation by giving written notice to each of 
the grantees of the time and place of meeting at least fourteen 
days before such day of meeting. 

Sec. 4. That this act shall take effect from and after its passage, '^f-^^ effect, 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLYI. 

an act in amendment of "an act to incorporate the new 
hampshire missionary society," approved june 13, 1807. 



Section 

1. Limitation as to property; proviso. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Section 
.3. Takes effect, wlien. 



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

Section 1. That said New Hampshire Missionary Society be and Limitation as to 
they hereby are authorized and empowered to take, receive and hold vL^o^' ^' ^^°' 
in fee simple or otherwise grants and devises of lands and real 
estate, and also subscriptions, donations and bequests of money and 
personal estate, and may establish funds, not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, for promoting the laudable and benevolent design 
of their institution. Provided^ that this act shall not affect the 



116 



Chapters CLVI, CLVII. 



[18YT. 



Kepealing 
clause. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



validity or construction of the will of Betsey Whitehoiise, de- 
ceased, or any rights of the heirs-at-law of her estate. 

Sec. 2. Sectioii two of the original act, of which this is in 
amendment, and all other acts and parts of acts, inconsistent with 
the provisions of this act, are hereby repealed. 

Sec. 3. This act shall take effect and be iji force from and after 
its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLVII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CROSS PULP COMPANY. 



Section 

1. CoiTJoration constituted; its puriJose and 

property. 

2. Authorized to establish manufactures and 

hold property. 



Section 

2. First meeting. 

3. Subject to repeal. 

4. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 



Corporation 
constituted; its 
purpose and 
property. 



Authorized to 
establish man- 
ufactures and 
hold property. 



rirst meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect, 
irhen. 



Section 1. Warren F. Daniell, William A. Russell, Alvah W. 
Sulloway, Daniel Barnard and Alonzo N. Burbank, their associates, 
successors and assigns, be, and hereby are, made a body corporate 
and politic by the name of the Cross Pulp Company, with all the 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, incident to 
corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and 
carry on, in the towns of Franklin and Northfield, in this state, such 
various manufactures as it may from time to time desire in the im- 
provement of the water power on the Winnipiseogee river, in said 
towns and for that purpose may purchase, take, hold and convey 
real and personal property, not exceeding in value at any one time 
the sum of five hundred tliousand dollars, and manage, improve 
and dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sec. 3. Either of the jicrsons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said cori)oration by giving three days previous 
notice to each of the persons named herein. 

Sec. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this act. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1877.] 



1877. J Chapter CLYIII. IIT 



CHAPTER CLVIII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNION MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Its purpose and propertj'. 

3. First meeting; by-laws; officers. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes eflect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. That Beniamin J. Cole, Sanmol C. Clark, Joliii J. corporation 
Sanborn, Moses R.. Elkins, John S. Crane, Perley Putnam, James 
M. Foss, William H. A])el, Henry B. Quimby, George L. Sleeper, 
Stephen B. Cole, Oliver Goss and Charles P. S. Warclwell, their as- 
sociates, successors and assigns, be and hereljy are made a body 
corporate and politic forever, by the name of the Union Manufac- 
turing 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 with all the powers, privileges and immunities and sub- 
ject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. The said corporation is hereby empowered to establish, i^^^^P^^^ose and 
manage and carry on the business of manufacturing cotton and 
woolen goods, jute, hemp, flax, silk and other fibrous substance, and 
the usual branches of machinery necessary for carrying on the 
same, and all articles that are usually made from wood, iron, steel 
or clay, at Lake Village, in the town of Gilford, and for that pur- 
pose may purchase, take, hold, and improve such personal and real 
estate as may be necessary and proper, not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, and the same may sell, alienate and dispose of 
at pleasure. 

Sec. 3. That the three first persons named in this act, or any First meeting; 
two of them, may call the first meeting of said corporation by pub-^ers?^^' °^' 
lishing notice thereof in some newspaper published in the county of 
Belknap, three weeks successively, the last publication to be prior 
to said meeting, at which, or at any future meeting, such by-laws, 
rules and regulations, not repugnant to the 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 such other things done and transacted as may be necessary to 
the full and perfect organization of said corporation and its future 
operations, for the full enjoyment of the rights and privileges hereby 
granted. 

Sec. 4. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal tliis charter subiec; to re- 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require it. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Takes effect, 

., wlien. 

its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



118 



Chapter CLIX. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CLIX. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LAKE SUNAPEE STEAMBOAT COMPANY. 



Sectio^t 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Its purpose and property. 

3. First mectiuff; liow called. 



Section 

4. Officers and by-laws. 

5. Capital stock. 

6. Takes eflect, when. 



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



coiToration SECTION 1. That Daniel Woodsiim, Frank M. Wooclsum, Clar- 

ence S. Woodsnm, Albert Runnels, N, P. Baker, Thomas P. Smith, 
Josiah Turner, William W. Flanders, Nathaniel S. Gardner, John 
George, John Young, W, H. H. Cowles, and George H. Bartlett, 
their associates, successors and assigns, be, and they hereby are, 
incorporated and made a body corporate and politic by the name of 
the Smiapee Lake Steamboat Company, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, and have and enjoy all the privileges and powers, and 
be subject to all the restrictions, which by law are incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature. 
Its purpose and Sec. 2. This corporatiou is authorized to build, maintain and 
property. employ a steamboat or steamboats for the navigation of Sunapee 
lake, for the transportation of passengers and freight and for such 
other purposes as it may desire, and for that purpose may take, hold 
and purchase real and personal property to an amount not exceed- 
ing in value at any one time the sum of twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars, and may manage and dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sec. 3. The five persons first named in this act, or any three of 
them, may call the first meeting of this corporation by publishing a 
notice in any newspaper printed and issued weekly in the county of 
Sullivan, ten days at least before such meeting. 

Sec. 4, At the first or any. subsequent meeting of this corpora- 
tion such officers and agents may be chosen, and such by-laws, not 
repugnant to the laws of this state, may be adopted, as may be 
thought proper by the corporation. 

Sec. 6. The amount of capital stock, not exceeding twenty-five 
thousand dollars, the number and par value of shares, -shall be fixed 
in the l)y-laws of the corporation. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



First meetiuE 
liow called. 



Officirs and 
by-laws. 



Capital stock. 



Takes effect, 
■when. 



1877.] 



Chapter CLX. 



119 



CHAPTER CLX 



AN ACT TO 



INCORPORATE THE UPPER COOS 
TURAL SOCIETY. 



AND ESSEX AGRICUL- 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Its purpose aud property. 

3. OtHcers and by-laws. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect, when; repealing clause. 



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



Section 1. That Benjamin R. Gilman, Edwin W. Drew, Joseph ^onwrat^^^ 
E. Lombard, Sidney B. Whittemore, Samuel I. Bailey, Samuel T. 
Noyes, George W. Heath, Jonathan Gilman, Byron A. Lovering, 
J, M. Baldwin, James A. Morrill, Samuel G. Hannaford, Norman 
Young, Augustus Blanchard, Henry Burbank, Charles W. Brackett, 
Thomas P. Judd, Charles A. Hutchinson and Ernest Thurston, and 
their associates and successors, forever be and hereliy are made 
a body politic and corporate by the name and style of " The Upper 
Coos and Essex Agricultural Society." 

Sec. 2. The object of the society being to improve the condi- J^^^^P^p"^^ ^""^^ 
tion of agriculture, horticulture, manufactures, the domestic and 
mechanic arts, they shall be and hereby are for this purpose only 
allowed to have, hold, purchase, receive and enjoy real and personal 
estate, and to sell, grant, convey and dispose of the same, may have 
and use a common seal, and may sue and be sued, appear, prosecute 
and defend to final judgment and execution. 

Sec. 3. The society shall have power to appoint such officers as oncers and by. 
they may deem expedient, and to make, ordain and establish and 
put in execution such by-laws and regulations as shall be necessary 
and convenient for the government and management of the society, 
and shall possess the power and be subject to the liabilities and pro- 
visions common to other similar corporations by the existing laws of 
the state. 

Sec. 4. Benjamin R. Gilman, Edwin W. Drew and Joseph E. Lom- First meeting. 
bard, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said society 
at such time and place and in such manner as they may deem expe- 
dient, giving at least one week's notice for the purpose of choosing 
the first board of officers, making and establishing by-laws and 
transacting any business necessary and proper to carry into effect 
the provisions and intentions of this act. 

Sec. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Takes efiect, 

• 1 1 1 T 1 IT w^tisn ; repeal- 

its passage ; and may at any time i)e altered, amended or repealed ing clause. 

by the legislature whenever the public good shall require it. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



120 Chapter CLXI. [1877 



CHAPTER CLXI. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE MOUNT HOREB CHAPTER, NUMBER ELEVEN, 
OF ROYAL ARCH MASONS. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes eifect, when. 



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

Corporation SECTION 1. That Heiiiy A. Bailey, Ezra Huntington, David 

constituted. ^^^.^^^^.^ joi^j^ I^^ Wilson, Geoi'ge W. Riddle, Andrew Bunton, 
Julius E. Wilson, their associates, successors and assigns, be, and 
hereby are, made a body politic and corporate under the name of 
the Mount Horeb Chapter, number eleven. Royal Arch Masons, for 
charitable and benevolent purposes, and said corporation may be 
designated by that name, sue and 1)0 sued, defend and be defended, 
have and use a common seal and establish all by-laws and regula- 
tions which may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, 
and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges and be sub- 
ject to all the liabilities by law incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 
Limitation as to q^q^ 2. Said Corporation may purcliasc, take and hold by deed, 
^^°^''^ ' gift, bequest, devise or otherwise, real and personal estate for the 
purpose of said corporation to an amount not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, and may improve, use, sell and convey or otherwise 
dispose of the same at pleasure. 
First meeting. Sec, 3. Said Henry A. Bailey and Ezra Huntington are author- 
ized to call the first meeting of the members of said corporation, at 
such time and place as they shall see fit within sixty days after the 
passage of this act, by publication in some newspaper published at 
Manchester. 
Subject to re- Sec. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
^^'^^- this charter whenever the public good may require it. 

Takes effect, Sec. 5. Tlfis act sliall talic cffect ou its passagc. 
'"'''''• [Approved July 10, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapter CLXII. 



121 



CHAPTER CLXII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNION CHURCH ASSOCIATION IN SHELBURNE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 

3. First meeting. 



Section 

4. Previous acts ratified. 

5. Subject to repeal; takes effect, when. 



Said corporation may receive and hold all such real and pji^grtl?'^ '^^ ^° 



Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That Sanford B. Hubbard, Ansel C. Evans, Henry E. S'StS 
Ingalls, Churchill J. Lary, Elery Wheeler, Trustam H. Minard, 
Samuel Wheeler, Edward P. Burbank, Manson Green, Martin L. 
Burbank, Lyman Green and James Hebbard, their associates, suc- 
cessors and assigns, be and hereby are made a body politic and cor- 
porate by the name of the Union Church Association, in Shelburne, 
for religious purposes, and by that name may sue and be sued, pros- 
ecute and defend to final judgment and execution, in any court of 
law and equity, and shall be and hereby are vested with all the rights 
and privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature 

Sec. 2 
personal estate as may Ije conveyed to them by gift, grant, devise 
bequest, donation or otherwise for the purposes of said corporation 
to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, and the same 
may manage, rebuild, repair, improve, sell, convey or otherwise dis- 
pose of as may be necessary or convenient in promoting the pur- 
poses and interest of said corporation. 

Sec. 3. Any three of the persons named in this act may call ^^''^t "meeting, 
the first meeting of the corporation by posting a notice, at the 
meeting-house of said association, at least ten days prior thereto, at 
which meeting, or any adjourned meeting thereof, associates may 
be admitted, a constitution and by-laws adopted, and a clerk and 
all necessary officers, for the management of the affairs of the cor- 
poration, elected. 

Sec. 4. The action of said corporation prior to this act is hereby f/^^^^^"* ^^^* 
ratified and approved. 

Sec. 5. The legislature may alter, amend or repeal this act s^'^if'^^^^^" J^g^. 
when in their opinion the public good may require it, and this act fect.Vheu. 
shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



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Chapters CLXIII, CLXIY. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CLXIII. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE MONADNOCK RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Charter amended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



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

cjhaiter amend- SECTION 1. The first sectioii of tliG act ill amendment of the act 
to incorporate the Monaclnock Raih-oad Company, approved July 
seventh, eighteen hundred and seventy-one, is hereby amended by 
inserting after the word " amount " the words " outstanding at any 
one time." 

Ta^es effect, Sec. 2. This act shall take effect ou its passagG. 
[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXIY. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE SULLIVAN SAVINGS INSTI- 
TUTION. 



Section 
1. Charter extended. 



Section 
2. Subject to repeal. 



Be it e?iacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened: 



Charter ex- 
tended. 



Subject tore- 
peal. 



Section 1. That an act entitled " An act to incorporate the 
Sullivan Savings Institution " approved June 26, 183d ; also acts in 
amendment thereto, approved January 7, 1853, and June 27, 1857, 
are hereby continued in force for the term of twenty years from and 
after the twenty-sixth day of June, in the year of our Lord 1878 ; 
and said institution shall have and possess all the powers, rights 
and privileges in said acts granted, and be subject to all the duties 
and liabilities thereby imposed ; and also shall be subject to all such 
laws and regulations as the legislature may from time to time pre- 
scribe for the government of similar corporations. 

Sec. 2. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this act. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapters CLXY, CLXYI. 



123 



CHAPTER CLXY. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR REFUNDING THE OUTSTANDING LIABILITIES AND 
STOCK OF THE PORTLAND AND OGDENSBURG RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Sectiox 
1. Refundiuff of debt authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



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



Section 1. That for tho purpose of refunding its outstanding ^g''^f™[|j^s?fpj 
liabilities and stock, or parts thereof, the Portland and Ogdensburg 
Railroad Company is authorized to mortgage from time to time its 
property and franchises within this state, and issue bonds secured 
by said mortgages, or by mortgages already executed, bearing inter- 
est not exceeding seven per cent, per annum, and no statute of this 
state, prohibiting the incurring of corporate liabilities, or the in- 
crease of capital stock, shall be construed as applying to any such 
bonds, nor as applying to any stock issued by said corporation, with 
the consent of the legislature of Maine ; but such bonds shall not 
be issued beyond the amount of bonds heretofore authorized by the 
stockholders. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



Takes effect, 
when. 



CHAPTER CLXYI. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, 
PROVIDING FOR A BOARD OF INSTRUCTION. 



Section 

1. Board of instruction; by whom appointed; 

term of office ; vacancies. 

2, Their powers and duties. 



Section 

3. High school committee. 

4. Their powers and duties. 

5. Repealing clause ; takes effect, when. 



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



Section 1. There shall be and hereby is established for the city Boar^. of in-^ 
of Portsmouth a board of instruction, which shall consist of the whom appoint- 
mayor, who shall ex officio be chairman of the same, and twelve Ace; vacancies". 
persons to be appointed liy the board of aldermen in the month of 
July. The members of said board so appointed shall hold office for 
three years from the first day of August, 1877 ; provided that of 
the board first appointed four members shall hold office for one year, 
four for two years and four for three years, and the term for which 
members of the board first appointed shall hold office shall be de- 
termined by the board of aldermen from the fidl numl)er a})poiiited. 
There shall be appointed hj the Itoard of aldermen aforesaid four 
members of the said l)oard, annually, in the month of July, to take 



124 



Chapters CLXYI, CLXVII. 



[1877. 



Their powers 
and duties. 



Iligli school 
committee. 



Their powers 
and duties. 



Repealing 
clause ; takes ef- 
fect, when. 



the places of those whose terms shall then expire, and vacancies in 
the board may be filled at any regular meeting of said board of 
aldermen. 

Sec. 2. Said l^oard of instruction shall have general superin- 
tendence and control of the educational interests of said city, and 
shall have and exercise all the powers and perform all the duties 
now conferred and imposed by law upon the school committee of 
said city as heretofore constituted. The members of said school 
committee now in office in said city shall hold office until the ap- 
pointment and organization of said board of instruction, and no 
longer. 

Sec. 3. The board of instruction shall from the twelve members 
chosen as aforesaid elect a high school committee of three, who 
shall hold office : one for three years, one for two years, and one for 
one year, and the term for which each member of said high school 
committee is chosen shall be designated by the board. Any vacancy 
in the high school committee may be filled by the board from their 
own number as aforesaid. 

Sec. 4. The members of the high school committee may sit and 
act witli the board of instruction, and the committee so chosen and 
constituted shall have the same powers and perform all the duties 
which now by law appertain to the school committee and high 
school committee respectively. 

Sec. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after its 
passage. 

[Approved July 10, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXVII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXCELSIOR PAPER STOCK COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers ; limitation as to property.' 

3. -Capital stock. 

4. Directors and other officers. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Mepresentatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 



Coi-poration 
constituted. 



Powers ; limita- 
tion as to prop- 
ert}-. 



Section 1. That Alfred Quimby, George W. Miller, Joseph W. 
Fellows, William Reynolds, George H. Mallory, Andrew C. Wal- 
lace and Josiah G. Dearborn, their associates, successors and assigns 
shall be, and hereby are, made and constituted a body corporate and 
politic by the name of The Excelsior Paper Stock Company, and 
shall have and be vested with all the powers and privileges, and 136 
subject to all the liabilities, incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sec. 2. This corporation is empowered to manufacture wood 
fibre, paper, and paper goods, and such branches of the mechanic 



1877.] Chapters CLXYII, CLXVIII. 125 

arts as may be incident to or connected therewith ; to purchase, 
take, hold and convey real and personal estate of every kind, pro- 
vided the amount shall not exceed one hundred thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. The capital stock shall not exceed one hundred thou- Capital stock. 
sand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of such amount, and 
be issued in such manner and times, as the board of directors shall 
determine. 

Sec. 4. The management of this corporation shall be by a board ^/j[|f°^®gg^g^ 
0"P directors consisting of not more than seven persons, having full 
po.ver and authority to establish by-laws, rules and regulations, and 
control and conduct all its affairs in such manner as they may 
determine. They shall elect annually a president, a clerk who 
shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of the duties of his office, 
and a treasurer, who shall continue in office until his successor is 
elected and qualified. 

Sec. 5. Any two of said persons may call the first meeting of ^i^st meeting. 
this corporation by giving ten days' personal notice or advertising 
the same in any newspaper printed in Manchester, New Hampshire, 
stating the time, place and purposes thereof, at which or any subse- 
quent meeting, any and all such matters and things may be done, 
transacted and determined, as may be necessary to the organization 
of the corporation and its operations, for the full enjoyment of its 
rights and privileges. 

Sec. 6. The legislature may alter or amend this charter for subject to re. 
cause assigned, upon notice and an opportunity to be heard being 
given the corporation, and may repeal the same for a violation 
thereof. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. wh^n^^^^*^*' 

[Approved July 11, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXYIII. 

AN ACT REPEALING SECTIONS THREE AND POUR OF AN ACT ENTITLED 
"an ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STRAFFORD COUNTY MANUFACTURING 
COMPANy," PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, 1877. ' 



Section 
1. Repealing sections 3 and 4, chapter 140, 
SJipra. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



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

Court convened'. 

Section 1. Tliat sections three and four of the act passed at the ^p^p^^|i'°jfj^|<=- 
present session of the legislature entitled "An act to incorporate chapter 140,' 
the Strafford County Manufacturing Company" and approved June ^"■'^'^'^' 
28, 1877, be, and the same are hereby repealed." 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. If^^^"''^' 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



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Chapters CLXIX, CLXX. 



[18 



i r 



CHAPTER CLXIX. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER BOARD OF TRADE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 

3. First meeting; how called. 



Section 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect,wlien. 



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



Coi-poration 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Person C. Cheney, Hiram K. Slayton, Daniel 
Clark, Frederick Smyth, E. A. Straw, Nathan Parker, Alpheus 
Gay, Lewis Simons, Joseph Stone, H. P. Carpenter, Aretas Blood, 
Phinehas Adams, A. C. Wallace, Allen M. Clapp, H. C. Merrill, 
James A. Weston, A. H. Daniels, H. R. Pettee, J. A. Riddle, A. 
M. Eastman, John Truesdale, R. M. Miller, Gr. B. Chandler, Joseph 
Kidder and J. B. Clarke, their associates and successors, are hereby 
constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the Man- 
chester Board of Trade for the purpose of promoting the interests 
and general welfare of the city of Manchester, with all ihe powers 
and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions and liabili- 
ties by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 
"""r™ ert"°" ^s to Qec. 2. Said corporation may, for the purposes aforesaid, pur- 
chase and hold real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding 
twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sec. 3. The three persons first named in this act may call a 
meeting of the corporation by giving personal notice to each of the 
grantees named of the time and place of meeting three days at least 
before such day of meeting. 

Sec. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this act whenever, in their opinion, the public good requires it. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



First meeting; 
how called. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Takes effect, 

when. 



CHAPTER CLXX. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE APPLETON HOTEL COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Limitation as to amount and localities of real 

estate. 



Section 

4. Purchase of corporation. 

5. Management; first meeting. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



co°n]tuutld° Section 1. That N, Y. Brintnall, Smith Gerrish, Luther Far well, 

Walter W. Rogers, Benjamin Chandler, Chester H. Graves and 



1877.] Chaptees CLXX, CLXXI. 127 

George W. Kidd, their associates and assigns, under the name and 
style of the Appleton Hotel Company, are hereby made a body cor- 
porate and politic, with all the rights, powers and privileges usually 
conferred on corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. The capital stock of this corporation shall be fifty capital stock. 
thousand dollars, which may be divided in shares of one hundred 
dollars each. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may acquire and hold real estate in the ^^™||^*io^^a|= to 
town of New Ipswich, in the county of Hillsborough, not exceed- cauty of real 
ing in value the amount of its capital stock, and may improve and ^^^''^^^' 
occupy the same or sell and alienate it at its pleasure. 

Sec. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall be employed ^^^fP?^^ °f '^o^- 
in the purchase of real estate as aforesaid, and in the purchase, 
erection and maintenance of a hotel, and other buildings and prop- 
erty connected therewith, in the town of New Ipswich. 

Sec. 5. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by a^^^^^^gement; 
board 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. 

Sec. 6. The legislature may alter and amend this act whenever Subject to re- 
the public good requires it. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect, 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXXI. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LOWELL 
AND WINDHAM RAILROAD," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1874. 

Section I Section 

1. Time extended. | 2. Takes effect, when. 

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

Section 1. That the time limited in and by the act to incorpo-Time extended. 
rate the Lowell and Windham Railroad, approved July 7th, 1874, 
for the expenditure by the corporation of the sum of fifteen thou- 
sand dollars toward the constructing of said road before the first 
day of January, one thousand eight hundred and seventy-eight, is 
hereby extended to the first day of January one thousand eight 
hundred and eighty-one, and said act shall be in force as to all 
parts of said railroad which shall be completed on or before one 
thousand eight hundred and eighty-four. 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. It^^^'"'^' 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



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Chapter CLXXII. 



[1877. 



CHAPTER CLXXII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE FRIENDSHIP LODGE, NUMBER NINETEEN, INDE- 
PENDENT ORDER OP ODD FELLOWS, IN HOOKSETT, 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted ; its puiijoses ; 

tation as to property. 

2. First meeting. 



limi- 



Section 

3. Subject to repeal. 

4. Takes effect, when. 



Be it eiiacted hy the Senate and Souse of Jlejjresentatives in General 
Court convened: 



Corporation 
constitiited ; its 
purpose; limi- 
tation as to 
property. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect, 
when. 



Section 1. That George W, Haselton, Warren C. Saltmarsh, 
Daniel W. Peasley, George A. Robie, John W. Prescott, Frank C. 
Towl, Benjamin A. Haines, Fred. E. Stevens and Henry H. 
Wheeler, their associates and successors, be, and they hereby are, 
constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of Friendship 
Lodge, number nineteen, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, in 
Hooksett, for such charitable and benevolent purposes as said cor- 
poration may from time to time designate, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, may have and use a common seal, and the same may alter and 
renew at pleasure, may take and hold real and personal estate by 
donation, bequest, or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding twenty 
thousand dollars, and the same may sell, convey, or otherwise dis- 
pose of at pleasure and may establish such by-laws and regulations 
as may be necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, and shall 
be vested with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
liabilities incident to corporations of a similar character. 

Sec. 2. Said George W. Haselton, Warren C. Saltmarsh, Daniel 
W. Peasley, George A, Robie, John W, Prescott, or any three of 
them, may call the first meeting of this corporation at such time 
and place and in such manner as they may think proper. 

Sec. 3. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this act whenever, in their opinion, the public good shall require it. 

Sec. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



1877.] Chaptee CLXXIII. 129 



CHAPTER CLXXIII. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER AND FITCHBURG RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Its powers and privileges. 

3. Capital stock and shares. 

4. Tolls ; powers of directors. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Act Toid unless road completed within five 

years. 

7. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Geru- 
eral Court convened : 

Section 1. Hemy C. Merrill, Samuel C. Forsaith, John A. Rid- corporation 
die, Theodore A. Goff, George F. Elliott, Perley Dodge, Edward D."'"''"''*"^- 
Boylston, Harrison Eaton, Albert A. Gilson, Robert R. Howison, 
Robert M. Wallace, Joseph A. Hall, Joseph Sawtelle, Samuel 
Haines, W. A. Preston, Amasa Norcross, T. C. Upton and George 
C. Winchester, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby 
made a corporation by the name of the Manchester and Fitchburg 
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 be hereafter in force relating to railroad 
corporations. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate, it?P?^*=''*a'i<i 

. pnvilGfirGS. 

construct and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods in width, 
with the necessary additions for excavations, cuttings and embank- 
ments, from some convenient point in the city of Manchester, south- 
westerly through the towns of Bedford, Merrimack, Amherst and 
Milford to some point on the line between the states of New Hamp- 
shire and Massachusetts in Brookline or Mason or New Ipswich or 
Rindge, with the right to connect with and to enter upon and use 
the Concord Railroad, the Manchester & Lawrence Railroad, the 
Manchester & North Weare Railroad, the Concord <fe Portsmouth 
Railroad, Wilton Railroad and Peterborough & Shirley Railroad, 
or any part of said railroads, paying therefor such tolls as may 
from time to time be agreed upon or as the legislature may pre- 
scribe, and complying with such reasonable rules and regulations as 
may be from time to time established by said railroads, and with 
the right to employ any connecting railroad to furnish cars and 
motive power for said corporation. 

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

Sec. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all toiis; powers 
persons 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 
locating, constructing and maintaining said railroad are hereby 
vested in the directors of this corporation for the time being. 

Sec. 6. Any three persons named in this act may call the first First meeting. 
meeting of the grantees hereinbefore mentioned, by publishing 
notice of the time and place of meeting in some newspaper pub- 
lished in the county of Hillsborough two weeks before the day named 
for said meeting. 

9 



130 



Chaptees CLXXIII, CLXXIV. 



[1877. 



rofcrcompS S^c. 6. This act shall be void as to all parts of the railroad line 
Tvitbinfive herein named not constructed and completed within five years 
■^ ' ' from the passage hereof. 

Jg^^efiect' • Sec. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXXIV. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNITED STATES MARBLEOID COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Coi-poration constituted. 

2. Its object, location; limitation as to real es- 

tate. 

3. Capital stock. 



Section 

4. First meeting; by-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect, wlien. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Its object ; loca- 
tion ; limitation 
as to real estate. 



Capital stock. 



First meeting ; 
by-laws. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Takes effect, 
when. • 



Section 1. That David Gregg, George > L. Putnam, H. H. 
Moody, Joseph Bayer and S. W. Steele, their associates, successors 
and assigns, be, and they hereby are, made and constituted a body 
corporate by the name of the United States Marbleoid Company, 
and by virtue hereof are invested with all the rights, powers and 
privileges which are incident to or belong to manufacturing cor- 
porations. 

Sec, 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to carry on the 
manufacture of marbleoid goods at Nashua, in the county of Hills- 
borough, and to sell and vend the same to others and to sell and 
vend the right to others to manufacture, use and sell said marble- 
oid goods, and for that purpose may erect, purchase or acquire such 
mills, buildings, works and machinery as may be necessary for 
carrying on the same, and may purchase, hold, improve or sell real 
estate not exceeding in value one hundred thousand dollars at any 
one time. 

Sec. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
three hundred thousand dollars and shall be divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars each. 

Sec. 4. Any one of said grantees may call the first meeting of 
said corporation by giving or causing to be given to each of the said 
grantees a notice in writing of the time and place of said meeting 
at least one week before the same. And at said meeting, 
or some subsequent meeting, said grantees may admit associates, 
determine the amount of capital stock to be issued at any one time, 
and adopt all suitable by-laws for the proper management and regu- 
lation of the affairs of said corporation, not inconsistent with the 
laws of this state. 

Sec. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend or repeal 
this charter whenever, in their opinion, the public good may 
require it. 

Sec. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



1877.] 



Chapter CLXXV. 



131 



CHAPTER CLXXV 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH CONWAY AQUEDUCT AND WATER 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May construct an aqueduct and take water. 

3. jNIay enter upon and take land. 

■i. Damages for land taken ; how assessed. 



Section 

5. Capital stock ; directors. 

6. First meeting; by-laws; officers. 

7. Takes eifect, when. 



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

Section 1. That Samuel W. Thompson, G. W. M. Pitman, corporation 
Sam'l D. Thompson, N. W. Pease, Isaac M. Chase and W. H. Brag- '°''''''^' ' 
don, their associates, successors and assigns, are hereby incorporated 
and made a body corporate and politic by the name of the North 
Conway Aqueduct and Water Company, -and by that name may sue 
and be sued and have and enjoy all the privileges and powers and 
be subject to all the restrictions and limitations which by law are 
incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to lay out, make May construct 

,, . . ^ IIP •j_-xi-n n^w aqueduct and 

and keep m repair an aqueduct trom any point in the village and take water. 
Adcinity of North Conway to any spring, brook, river, pond or lake 
anywhere in said town or vicinity which does not now supply any 
aqueduct, and take water therefrom sufficient to supply said aque- 
duct and convey said water to the village of North Conway and 
vicinity — either by logs or pipes of iron or lead as it may deem best. 

Sec. 3. The said corporation is hereby empowered to take aiKPi^y^^°^'^j;^^po'i 
hold such land or lands in and around such body of water as it may ' ' ' • 
need for the use and construction of said aqueduct — also to enter 
upon and take and hold such land as may be necessary for laying 
and constructing said aqueduct as it may deem best from point 
to point between said village and said body of water or stream 
wherefrom said aqueduct is supplied. 

Sec. 4. If said corporation shall not be able to agree with the j^ul^jt'^^^'e/^^ow 
owners of any land in and around any body of water which it may assessed. 
take or need, or of any land it may need for the construction of 
said aqueduct — either in making its reservoirs, laying its pipes, 
or in the construction of any buildings it may need, or if said cor- 
poration cannot agree with sucli owner upon a committee to assess 
such damage, either party, or if the owner is unknown, said corpo- 
ration may apply by petition to the supreme court for the county in 
which such land may be situated, and said court, after due notice to 
the parties, shall refer the same to the county commissioners for 
said county, who shall upon due notice, assess such damages, and 
report the same to said court, and judgment upon said report shall 
be final and conclusive between the parties, and said corporation 
shall not, however, enter on any land to construct said aqueduct 
until the damages assessed to the owners thereof shall have been 
paid or tendered, except in cases mentioned in the second section of 
the fifty-second chapter of the revised statutes, and no person shall 
be entitled to an action for sucli (himagcs until after such entry lias 
Ijecn made on his land. 



132 



Capital stock ; 
dii-ectors. 



First meeting; 
by-laws; offi- 
cers. 



Takes effect, 
when. 



Chapters CLXXV, CLXXVI, CLXXVII. [1877. 

Sec. 5. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
snch number of shares as may be determined by the directors, not 
exceeding in par value fifty dollars each, and the whole capital stock 
not to exceed thirty thousand dollars, and no assessment shall be 
made upon any share to the greater amount than the sum at which 
the par value or price of each share shall have been fixed as afore- 
said ; and the immediate direction and government of said corpo- 
ration shall be vested in five directors, who shall be chosen by the 
stockholders or members hereinafter provided, and shall hold their 
office until others are duly elected and qualified in their stead. 

Sec, 6. The first three persons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by giving ten days previous notice 
in writing to each of the persons named herein, at which meeting 
or one duly called, by-laws may be adopted and all necessary officers 
chosen. 

Sec. 7. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXXVI. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR COMPLETING THE MANCHESTER AND 
CLAREMONT RAILROAD. 

Time for completing road extended. 

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

Time for com- SECTION 1. The time for Completing the Manchester and Clare- 
tended. mout Railroad is hereby extended to December first, one thousand 

eight hundred and seventy-nine. 
[Approved July 18, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXXVII. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE LAKE VILLAGE FIRE DISTRICT OF GILFORD TO 
RAISE MONEY FOR THE PURPOSE OF KEEPING IN REPAIR ITS TOWN 
CLOCK. 



Section 
1. Fire precinct may raise money to repair 
town clock. 



Section 
2. Takes effect, when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened : 



Fire precinct SECTION 1. That in addition to the powcrs heretofore granted to 
ey to repair villau'C firc districts, the Lake Village Fire District of Gilford may 

town rloi'k. '^ 



1877.] Chapters CLXXVII, CLXXVIII. 133 

raise and appropriate money for the purpose of keeping in repair 
the town clock in said village, and for the proper care of the same, 
said money to be raised and appropriated in the same way and man- 
ner as provided by chapter ninety-seven of the General Statutes, 
entitled, " Village Fire Districts." 

Sec. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after J^^^^ effect'! 
its passage. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXXVIII. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PISCATAQUA SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May receive and invest deposits. 

3. Real estate. 

4. Deposits by minors. 



Section 

5. Corporation not to issue currency ; wliat offi- 

cers to receive compensation. 

6. By-laws. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Takes eifect, when. 



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

Section 1. That Ichabod Goodwin, William H. Y. Hackett, co^°[^tion 
Edward P. Kimball, William L. D wight, John H. Broughton, 
Robert C. Pierce, John W. F. Hobbs, Ephraim C. Spinney, 
Emmons B. Philbrook, Augustus Lord, J. Albert Walker, J. H. 
Hutchinson and Alfred F. Howard be, and they hereby are, con- 
stituted a body politic and corporate, by the name of the Piscataqua 
Savings Bank, to be located at Portsmouth, and they, with such 
other persons as shall be duly elected and admitted members of said 
corporation at regular meetings thereof, according to such by-laws 
as may hereafter be established, shall be and maintain a body cor- 
porate and politic by said name, and are, and shall be, invested 
with all the powers, rights and privileges, and subject to all the 
duties and liabilities which by the laws of this state are, or may 
become incident to corporations of a like nature. 

Sec. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or per- May receive 

. .. . iind invest d6* 

sons, corporations or associations, any deposit or deposits of posits. 
money, and may use, manage and improve the same for the benefit 
of the depositors, in such manner as shall be convenient or neces- 
sary for the security and profitable investment thereof. And all 
deposits may be withdrawn and the net income or profits of the 
deposits divided at such reasonable times and in such manner and 
proportions, and subject to such equitable rules and regulations as 
said corporation shall from time to time prescribe, not incompatible 
with the laws of this state. 

Sec. 3. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as Keai estate. 
may be proper and convenient in transacting its business, and also 
such real estate as may be in good faith received by them, by way 
of security or payment for loans made Iiy tliem or for any debts, 



134 



Chapters CLXXVIII, CLXXIX. 



[1877. 



Deposits by 
minors. 



Corporation not 
to issue ciuTen- 
cy ; what offi- 
cers to receive 
compeusatiou. 



By-laws. 



First meetino 



Takes effect, 
when. 



demands or liabilities which may be owing or accrue to said 
corporation. 

Sec. 4. Whenever any deposit shall be made by any minor, the 
trustees of said corporation may, at their discretion, pay to such 
depositor, as may be due him or her, and the check or receipt or 
acquittance of such minor shall be as valid as if the same were exe- 
cuted by the guardian of said minor or the said minor was of full 
age ; provided, such deposit so to be withdrawn was made personally 
by such minor. 

Sec. 5. Said corporation shall not issue any ])ill or promissory 
note to circulate as currency, nor shall the meml)crs or officers of 
said corporation receive any profit or emolument from said sav- 
ings bank ; provided, however, that a reasonaljle compensation may 
from time to time be made to the treasurer, secretary and other 
servants of said corporation for services actually rendered. 

Sec. 6. Said corporation may from time to time make such by- 
laws, rules and regulations for the government and management of 
its business as shall not be incompatil)le with the laws of this state. 

Sec. 7. William H. Y. Hackett, Ichabod Goodwin and Edward 
P. Kiml)all, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of this 
corporation at such time and place and in such manner as they may 
think proper. 

Sec. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passao;e. 

[Approved July 19, 1877.] 



CHAPTER CLXXIX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CLAIM OF CYRUS K. DRAKE. 
Governor and council to audit claim. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Governor and 
council to audit 
claim. 



That the governor and council are hereby authorized to examine 
and audit the claim of Cyrus K. Drake for state bounties, and if 
said claim is found to be covered by the provisions of chapter four 
thousand and sixty-seven of the Pamphlet Laws, passed June ses- 
sion, 1865, to pay the same out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated, with interest upon the same at the rate of 
six per cent per annum, from the first day of July, 1865 : and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved June 28, 1877.] 



1877.] Chapter CLXXX. 135 



CHAPTER CLXXX. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE PROPRIETORS OF PORTSMOUTH 

BRIDGE. 

Preamble. Justices of supreme court to revise aud fix rates of toll. 

Whereas, in the year of our Lord one thousand eight hundred and Preamble, 
nineteen, Edward Cutts, Jeremiah Mason, John Langdon, Nathaniel 
A. Haven, James Sheafe, John P. Parrott, Thomas Haven, William 
Rice, Henry Ladd, and others, were incorporated by the Senate and 
House of Representatives of the state of New Hampshire in Gen- 
eral Court convened, under the name of the Proprietors of Ports- 
mouth Bridge, and whereas, Ijy the fifth section of the act of in- 
corporation aforesaid it was further enacted that when said Ports- 
mouth Bridge was made passable for travellers the said proprietors 
should exhibit to the justices of the superior court of judicature an 
account of the sums expended for the same, upon the exhiljition of 
which the said justices of the superior court Avere authorized and 
required to establish the rates of toll to be received by said proprie- 
tors for the use of said bridge, which rates of toll the said justices 
might alter at such times as they may deem expedient, and by the 
sixth section of said act of incorporation said proprietors were au- 
thorized to demand and receive from each and every person who 
should pass over the bridge above named such toll as should be es- 
tablished by said justices of the superior court of judicature ; and 
whereas, the said proprietors have negligently omitted to exhibit 
said account, and in violation of the said act of incorporation have 
themselves, without legal authority, established excessive and un- 
reasonable rates of toll to be received by said proprietors, therefore, 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Tliat the justices of the supreme court are hereby instructed toJ"^*i°*^®°ff! 

w 1 «/ prciiic court i 

revise the rates of toll now collected by said ]:)roprietors of Ports- revise and fix 



mouth Bridge, and to establish the same at reasonable rates. 
[Approved July 14, 1877.] 



rates of toll. 



State of New Hampshire, 



Office of Secretaey op State, 
October 8, 1877. 
I hereby certify that the Acts and Resolves contained in this 
Pamphlet have Ijeen compared with the originals in this office, 
and fonnd to be correctly printed. 

A. B. THOMPSON, 

Secretary of State. 



INDEX 



TO 



Public Acts and Resolutions, 

PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1877. 



Actions, in suits before police courts, returnable where 18 

where brought 31 

Acts, private, of incorporation to be taxed 25 

Adams, J. O., claim allowed • 79 

Adjutant-General's Department, appropriation for clerk hire in 62 

Administrators, special, appointment of. 51 

Aiding corporations by towns and cities forbidden 51 

Albany to elect representative, when 59 

Allenstown, tax abated 31 

Amendments to the constitution, when to take efiect 23 

Apothecary, what entitles to certificate of qualification as 57 

Appropriations 21, 50, 61-67, 70-72, 74-78 

Aqueduct companies, privileges of, extended 40 

Asylum for the insane, appropriation for repairs 21 

Atkinson to elect representative, when 59 

Babbitt, John W., claim allowed 79 

Badger, B. E., claim allowed 79 

Bailey, E. C, claim allowed 79 

Bank commissioners, annual report of 41 

Bankrupt law, congressmen requested to urge repeal of 61 

Banks, charters of future, taxable - 25 

Bartlett, Charles H., claim of, allowed 65 

Bartlett, town of, appropriation to repair road in 67 

Bass, taking of, from Spofibrd's lake prohibited 55 

Bean's Purchase, classed 58 

Bennington, Battle of, centennial celebration of 70 

Bennington, town of, to elect representative, when 59 

Benton to elect representatives, when 59 

Berlin classed 68 

Bethlehem, town of, action of legalized 45 

Birds, exhibitions of fighting, prohibited 13 

Bixby, Phin P., portrait of. 69 

Blake, S. L., claim allowed 79 

Blind, appropriation to support 64 



138 Index. • [1877. 

Boards of education in school districts 29 ^^ 

Bridgewater to elect representative, when 59 

Brookfield to elect representative, when 59 

Cambridge classed 58 

Carroll classed 58 

county, clerk's office and records of 5 

Cemeteries, within what limits land may be taken for enlarging 10 

discontinuance of ". 14 

Centennial committee, report of 77 

Centre Harbor to elect representatives, when 59 

Challenges in capital cases, state to have ten 8 

Chandler's Purchase classed 58 

Chaplain to state prison, salary of 63 

Charters of private corporations to be taxed 25 

Chatham to elect representatives, when 59 

Cheney, Fred W., claim allowed 79 

Children, minor, penalty for admitting to drinking saloon 38 

penalty for employing in public exhibitions 39 

Cider, sale of, regulatecl 54 

Cities prohibited from aiding corporations 51 

revised ordinances of, not to be published in newspapers 65 

City marshal receiving bribes, how punished 20 

City Savings Bank, relief of 64 

Clarke, John B., claim allowed 79 

Clarksville classified 58 

Colby, James W., appropriation to pay claim of 62 

Collector of taxes, refusal to give name to, penalty 42 

College of agriculture, appropriation to 72 

Collins, Jacob, farm in Hampstead annexed to Danville.. 10 

Commissioners to compile the statutes ,\ 24 

to investigate complaints against Winnipiseogee Lake company 68 

to recommend new system of taxation 78, 68 

to revise laws relating to election of town officers 56 U^ 

to revise militia laws 33 

Concealed weapons, penalty for carrying 38 

Constable receiving bribes, how punished 20 

Constitution, amendments of, to take effect when 23 

Contingent expenses of the governor 61 

Cooper, John B., claim allowed 79 

Coos county probate court, salaries of officers 8 * 

County commissioners, election of 56 

delegations, clerks of, to certify proceedings to county commis- 
sioners 11 

record of meetings if not held in Concord, how kept 11 

record of proceecliugs of to be deposited with secretary of state 11 

secretary of state to furnish record books to 11 

Crawford's G^rant classed 58 

Crawford's Purchase classed 58 

Creightou, James B., portrait 69 

Cummiugs, Charles E., claim allowed 78 

William H., claim of, paid 65 

Cutts' Grant classed 58 

state and county tax of, reduced 16 

Damages by aqueduct and gas-light companies 40 

Danville to elect representative, Avhen 59 

town line of, changed 10 

Dartmouth College Grant,' classed 58 

Deaf and Dumb, appropriation to support 64 

Decoration Day a legal holiday 20 

Diedrich, Charles W., claim allowed 79 

Dix's Grant classed 58 

Dixville classed < 58 

Kotch Road, appropriation to repair 67 

Dummer classed 58 



1S7T.] Index. 139 

East Kingston to elect representative, when 59 

Easton classed 58 

state tax of Landaff and 7 

Election of town officers, time of, changed 56 

Ellsworth classed 58 

Engrossing clerk, claim of, for extra clerk hire 78 

Errol classed 58 

appropriation to repair road in , 65 

Exhibitions of fighting animals forbidden 13 

Feeble-minded children, appropriation to support 64 

support of, where 32 

Eish, certain, taking of from Spoffbrd's lake prohibited 55 

in Coos county, protection of. 36, 37 

trespassing on land for taking, penalty for 34 

commissioners, powers of, defined 44 

appropriation to use of. 71 

Fish-hatching hovise, appropriation for 71 

Fishing in Larkin's pond forbidden 12 

Fish Avardens, powers of defined 45 

Foxes, bounty for killing 43 

Franconia classed 58 

Fremont to elect representative, when 59 

Game laws, committee to revise 77 

Gardiner, Wm. H., claim allowed 79 

Gas-light companies, privileges of extended 40 

Geologist, state, office of aboUshed , .39 

Gilsum to elect representative, when 59 

Goshen to elect representative, when 59 

Gosport, a police district in the town of Rye 27 

Grafton county, probate court ". 7 

Great Bay, taking oysters from regulated 44 

Green's Grant classed 58 

Green's Grant, provision for repairing roads in 26 

Griffin, S. J., claim of allowed 65 

Groton to elect representative, when 59 

Hampstead, town line of changed 10 

Hart's Location classed 58 

state and county tax of, reduced 16 

Hawks, bounty for killing 43 

Highwaj^s, drawing logs so as to injure, prohibited 59 

Highway surveyors 9 

Hill, William W., claim allowed. 78 

Holiday, May thirtieth, or decoration day 20 

Homestead right, creditor in execution may deny that estate is subject to 6 

grounds of denial of, to be filed and issue joined thereon 6 

right of married women to release, not abridged 18 

Idiots, appropriation to support 64 

support of 32 

Insane asylum, appropriation tor repairs 21 

Inspecting and mustering officer 33 

Insurance commissioner, annual rej^ort of 41 

Jackson classed 58 

Jaflfrey, town of, literary fund of 1876 66 

Jails, prisoners in may be set to labor 35 

Jenkins, Lewis, claim allowed 78 

Jenness, Richard, portrait of 69 

Jewell, E. P., claim allowe 79 

Jordan, C. B.^ claim allowed 79 

Justices of supreme court increased 19 

i^elley, Warren M., claim allowed 66 



140 Index. [1877. 

Landaff classed 58 

state tax of Easton and 7 

Langdon to elect representative, when 59 

Larkin's pond, fishing in, prohibited 12 

Libraries, public, penalty for injuring property of 12 

Lincoln, appropriation to repair road in 76 

classed 

Litchfield to elect representative, when 59 

Livermore classed 68 

Livingston, Jonas, claim of allowed 70 

Logs, drawing, so as to injure highways, penalty for 59 

Low and Burbank's grant classed 58 

Madbury to elect representative, when 59 

Marriages, clergymen out of state may be commissioned to solemnize. . . 41 

Married women, rights of, defined 18 

Martin's Location, provision for repairing roads in 2V 

Middle ton to elect representative, when 59 

Militia laws, commission to revise 33 

Millsfield classed 58 

Minor children, penalty for admitting to drinking saloon 38 

penalty for employing in public exhibitions 39 

Monroe to elect representative, when 59 

Morrill and Silsby , claim of, allowed 79 

Mustering and inspecting oflftcer 33 

Names changed 79 

Nash and Sawyer's Location classed 58 

National cemeteries, right of state in, ceded to the United States 76 

National prohibitory law 72 

New Hampshire Historical Society, appropriation to 75 

Newington to elect representative, when 59 

Normal School, appropriation to 50 

Notice of hearings in relation to school districts 13 

Notices, probate, publication of, regulated 26 

Orange to elect representative, when 59 

Ordinances, revised, of cities, not to be published in newspapers 55 

Oysters, taking of, from Great Bay, regulated 44 

Parks, discontinuance of 14 

Park, George M., claim of, allowed 79 

Parsons, I."W., claim of, allowed 65 

Pearson, Charles C, claim of, allowed 79 

Pender, John, claim of, allowed 74 

People hand-book for governor and council 60 

Pickerel, protection of, in Coos county removed 36 

Pinkham's Grant classed 58 

Pittsburg classed 58 

Platts, Simeon P., claim of, allowed 74 

Pounds, towns may vote to maintain 30 

Prescott, B. P., claim of, allowed 79 

President of the United States invited to accept the hospitalities of the 

state 60 

Prisoners in county jails may be set to labor 35 

Prisoner's Aid Society, appropriation to " 63 

Probate court, Coos county, salaries of officers 8 

Grafton county 7 

Probate notices, publication of, regulated 26 

Public libraries, penalty for maliciously injuring 12 

Quint, Atherton TV., claim allowed 78 

Railroad commissioners, election of 56 

Randolph classed 58 

Eand, David H., claim allowed 79 



1877.] Index. 141 

Referees, judgment on report of, shall be final 17 

may be appointed by supreme court 16 

rules of practice ancl proceedings before 17 

Reform movement approved 75 

Registration of state bonds 15 

Relief map, appropriation to pay expenses of 61 

Reports, annual, of bank and insurance commissioners 41 

of the supreme court, publication of, i-egulated 43 

Report of centennial committee 77 

Representatives in towns of less than 600 inhabitants 58 

to the legislature, election of 59 

Republican Press Association, claim of, allowed 79 

Revenue, State, increased 25 

Roberts, Hiram R., heirs of, claim of, allowed 70 

Roxbury to elect representative, when 59 

Rye, town of, Gosport a police district in 27 

Salmon trout, taking of, from Spoflford's lake prohibited 55 

Sandown, to elect representative, when 59 

Sargent's Purchase classed *. 53 

Savings banks, taxes paid to United States to be charged proportionately 

to depositors 17 

Sawyer, George Y., claim of, allowed 70 

School districts, meetings of, how called 32 y 

notice of heai'ings in relation to 13 

School districts, boards of education in 29 

"-Senatorial districts reorganized 52 - 

Sharon to elect representative, whim 59 

Shelburne to elect representative, wlu'ii 59 

Shepard, Arthur P., claim allowed 79 

Sherifi" receiving bribes, how punished 20 

Sinclair, Charles H., claim allowed 79 

Sinclair, Frank B., claim allowed 79 

South Hampton to elect representative, when 59 

Spirituous liquor, sale of, suppressed 45 

Spofford's lake, taking bass and salmon trout from, prohibited 55 

Squamscot river, befouling the waters of, forbidden 9 

Stark to elect representative, when 59 

State bonds, registration of I5 

State Geologist, office of, abolished 39 

State House, appropriation for repairs of 74 

State library, appropriation to 62 

State Normal School, appropriation to 50 

State prison library, appropriation to 63 

State publications to be sent to department of justice 69 

State prison, new, erection of authorized 46 

State Reform School, price of board at, fixed, how recovered 21 

State Reform School, appropriation to ... . 76 

State tax of Landafl' and Easton 7 

provided for 22 

State treasurer authorized to borrow $50,000 22 

Statutes, commissioners to compile 24 

Stokes, John K., claim allowed 79 

Success classed 58 

Sullivaii to elect representative, when . ; 59 

Supreme court, justices of, increased 19 

• publication of reports of, regulated 43 

Surry to elect representative, when 59 

Surveyors of highways 9 

Taxation, equalization of 42 

Taxes, collector of, refusal to give name to, penalty 42 

Tax paid by savings banks to United States to be charged proportion- 
ately to depositors 17 

state and county, of Hart's Location and Cutts' Grant 16 

state, provided tor 22 



142 Index. [1877. 

Telegraph lines, construction of, regulated 37 

Temple to elect representative, when 59 

Temporary loan authorized 22 

Thanks for portraits 69 

Thompson and Meserve's Purchase classed 58 

Town officers, election of, time of, changed 56 

Towns classed for representatives 58 

prohibited from aiding corporations 51 

Trout in Coos county, protection of 37 

Trustee, clerk, etc., of principal defendant not chargeable as 14 

judgment against not to be entered until after notice to disclose 18 

how to invest trust funds 19 

to give bond in all cases 19 

Uniforms of state militia 33 

Vogler Brothers, claim of, allowed 79 

Waterville classed 58 

Wentworth's Location classed 58 

appropriation to repair road in 65 

Widows' share in estates of deceased husbands 28 

Woodstock classed 58 



INDEX 



TO 



Private Acts and Resolutions, 

PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1877. 



Appleton Hotel Company incorporated 126 

Bristol, act to establish board of education 83 

Carroll Steamboat Company incorporated 99 

Carroll County Five Cents Savings Bank, charter extended 104 

Chester and Derry Telegraph Company incorporated 95 

Cocheco Manufacturing Company, stock increased 105 

Columbian Lodge, F. & A. M., incorporated Ill 

Concord Masonic Association incorporated 102 

Coos, Upper, and Essex Agricultural Society incorporated 119 

Cross Pulp Company incorporated 116 

Crossett, Thaddeus B. and Julius R., farms severed for school purposes 110 

Currier, John, real estate severed for school purposes 110 

Dartmouth Savings Bank charter amended 100 

Drake, Cyrus K., resolution relating to claim of. 134 

Excelsior Paper Stock Company incorporated 124 

Farmington and Rochester Railroad incorporated 92 

Friendship Lodge, I. O. O. F., incorjwrated 128 

Gilford board of education established 108 

Glen Lodge, I. O. O. F., Gorham, incorporated 107 

Hibernian United Benevolent Society, charter amended 88 

Home for indigent women incorporated 114 

Kearsarge Summit Road Company, charter amended 114 

Lake Village Fire District authorized to raise money 182 

Lord, John B., farm severed for school jjurposes 105 

i^owcJl ;iini Windham Railroad, charter amended 127 



144 Index. [1877. 

Manchester Board of Trade incorporated 126 

and Fitchburg Railroad incorporated 129 

and Claremont Railroad, time extended 132 

Marbleoid Company, United States, incorporated 130 

McCollom Institute may receive aid from town 106 

Monadnock Railroad Company, charter amended 122 

authorized to take stock, etc 109 

Mont Vernon, vote legalized 106 

Mount Horeb Chapter Royal Arch Masons incorporated 120 

Nashua Bobbin and Shuttle Company incorporated 90 

Protestant Home incorporated 91 

New Hampshire Conference Preachers' Aid Society incorporated 89 

Dental Society incorporated , 115 

Missionary Society, charter amended 115 

North Conway Aqueduct and Water Company incorporated 131 

Peterborough Railroad authorized to fund indebtedness 110 

Pine River Lumber Company, charter amended 86 

Piscataqua Savings Bank incorporated 133 

Portland and Ogdensburg R. R. Company, act in relation to 102 

refunding debt authorized 123 

Portsmouth Bridge proprietors, resolution relating to 135 

Portsmouth, charter amended 123 

Portsmouth Temperance Mutual Relief Association incorporated 87 

Protestant Episcopal Church, increase of estate authorized 106 

Rochester, act to establish board of education 84 

Rochester Aqueduct and Water Company incorporated 112 

Railroads incorporated, Parmington and Rochester. 92 

Manchester and Fitchburg 129 

charters amended, Lowell & Windham 127 

Monadnock 109, 122 

Manchester and Claremont ... 132 

Portland and Ogdensburg 102, 123 

Windsor and Forest Line 100 

Saunders Shoe Machinery Company incorporated 101 

Somersworth Savings Bank, authorized to increase estate 92 

Straflbrd County Manufacturing Company incorporated 103 

charter amended 125 

Sullivan Savings Institution, charter extended 122 

Sunapee Lake Steamboat Company incorporated 118 

Uncanoonuck Road Company incorporated 96 

Union Manufacturing Company incorporated 117 

Union Church Association in Shelburne incorporated 121 

United States Marbleoid Company incorporated 130 

Washington Lodge, I. O. O. F., incorporated 88 

Windsor and Forest Line Railroad, charter amended 100 



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