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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JUNE SESSIO]^, 1881. 




CONCORD. N. H. : 
PARSONS B. COGSWELL, STATE PRINTER. 

1881. 



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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JUI^^E SESSION, 1881 



4 [•, 



CONCORD, N. H. : 
PARSONS B. COGSWELL, STATE PRINTER. 

1881. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



to 



CHARLES H. BELL, Governor. 

AI B. THOxMPSON, Secretary of State. 

ISAAC W. HAMMOND, Deputy Secretary of State and Editor 
State Papers. 

SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 

PARSONS B. COGSWELL, Public Printer. 

JOHN KIMBALL, Presideyit of the Senate. 
</) JAMES E. DODGE, Clerk of the Senate. 

^ CHESTER B. JORDAN, Speaker of the House. 

CHARLES G. EMMONS, Clerk of the House, 
t AUGUSTUS D. AYLING, Adjutant General. 

\n PRANK S. DODGE, Warden of State Prison. 

^ OLIVER PILLSBURY, Insurance Commissioner. 

JAMES W.PATTERSON, Superintendent of Public Instruction 

JAMES ADAMS, Secretary of Board of Ag-riculture. 

WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD, Secretary of Board of Equalization 

IRVING A. W^ATSON, Secretary of Board of Health. 

WILLIAM H. KIMBALL, State Librarian. 



SUPREME COURT. 



CHARLES DOE, Chief Justice. 
CLINTON W. STANLEY, ^ 
WILLIAM H. H. ALLEN, 

S^:^,^^^^ ' ^T- . -r^ ' V Associate Justices. 

LEWIS W. CLARK, ^ 

ISAAC N. BLODGETT, 

ALONZO P. CARPENTER, 

MASON W. TAPPAN, Attorney- General. 

EDWARD A. JENKS, Laiv Reporter. 



S0l4 



LAWS 

OP THE 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 

PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1881. 



CHAPTER 1. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE EXAMINATION OF VOTES LODGED WITH THE 
SECRETARY OF STATE PURSUANT TO THE PROVISIONS OF CHAPTER FIFTY- 
SEVEN OF THE LAWS PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, 1879. 



Sect. 

1. Secretary to produce votes before proper 
authority for examination. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. The secretary of state, upon the order in writing of the ^^^^\®j*^^jy^°eg 
supreme court or any justice thereof, the chairman of the com- before proper 
mittee of elections of the senate or house of representatives, or exlmhlauon! 
other proper authority, shall produce before said court, committee, 
or autliority, such package or packages of votes as may be in his 
custody pursuant to the provisions of chapter fifty-seven, section 
forty, of the laws passed at the June session, eighteen hundred 
and seventy-nine, as may be specified in said order, and, in the 
presence of said court, committee, or authority, may open the same 
and permit said votes to be examined. Upon the conclusion of 
such examination, the secretary of state shall replace said votes 
in the original package, and enclose the same in another package 
to be by him sealed, upon which said secretary shall certify in 
writing when, where, and upon what order said original package 
was opened and examined, and thereafter lodge the same in his 
office for safe-keeping. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved June 14, 1881.] ^^'"• 

2 



442 



Chapters 2, 3. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION SEVEN OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
NINETY-ONE OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN RELATION TO THE [TIMES AND 
PLACES OF HOLDING PROBATE COURTS. 



Sect. 

1. Terms of probate court in Cheshire county 
changed. 



Sect. 

2. Takes efEect — when : petitions, etc., hereto- 
fore issued — when returnable. 



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



Terms of pro- 
bate court in 
Cheshire coun- 
ty changed. 



Takes effect — 
when : peti- 
tions, etc., here- 
tofore issued — 
when return- 
able. 



Sect. 1. That section seven of said chapter one hundred and 
ninety-one of the General Laws, in relation to the times and places 
of holding probate courts for the county of Cheshire, be amended 
by striking out the words " of each month," and inserting instead 
thereof the following words : of January, February, March, April, 
May, June, September, October, November, and December, on the 
first Friday of July and on the third Friday of August. 

Sect, 2. This act shall take effect on its passage ; and all pe- 
titions and processes of said probate court for the county of 
Cheshire, heretofore issued and made returnable before said court 
on the third Friday of July or on the first Friday of August, 
1881, are hereby made returnable before said court on the third 
Friday of August, 1881. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 3 



AN ACT TO AID SHIPBUILDING. 



Sect. 

1. Materials used in construction of ships may 
be exempted from taxation. 



Sect. 
2. Takes efEect — when. 



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



Materials used Sect. 1. Any towii ill this statc may by vote authorize its proper 
of ships may^be officers to make contracts with individuals to exempt from taxa- 
tal^tion.*^ ^^^^ ^^^^^ ^^^ ^ term not exceeding ten years all materials of wood, 
copper, iron, and steel used in the construction and building of 
ships and vessels in such town, also the ships and vessels con- 
structed tlierefrom while in the process of construction. 
Takes effect— Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved July 7, 18«1.] 



when. 



1881.] 



Chapters 4, 6. 



443 



CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANNUAL MARCH MEETING, MARCH, 1881, IN WENT- 

WORTH'S LOCATION. 



Sect. 
1. Proceedings of annual meeting legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes eilect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the annual March meeting, March, eighteen ^un- Proceemn^^s of^ 
dred and eighty-one, in Wentworth's Location, and all the pro- legalized, 
ceedings thereof, be and hereby are legalized. 

Sect. 2. That this act shall take effect upon its passage. l^^^^"^ 

[Approved July 8, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION EIGHT, CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND 
FIFTY-TWO OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO THE JURISDICTION OF 
POLICE COURTS. 



Sect. 

1. Jurisdiction of police courts enlarged. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. Police courts may render final judgment and sentence jurisdiction of 
in any criminal case where the fine does not exceed two hundred ffrged.'''^'* 
dollars and the term of imprisonment does not exceed six months, 
if the accused plead guilty, or nolo contendere. 

Sect. 2. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



clause. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



444 



Chapters 6, 7. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 6. 

AN ACT FOR THE ABATEMENT OF THE STATE TAX ON BEAN'S PURCHASE. 



Sect. 
1. Partial abatement of state and county taxes. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when: repealing clause. 



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



Partial abate- 
ment of state 
and county 
taxes. 



Takes effect- 
when: repeal- 
lug clause. 



Sect. 1. The state treasurer is lierebj authorized and required 
to abate from the state tax for 1880, to be paid by Bean's Pur- 
chase in the county of Coos, twelve cents for every one thousand 
dollars of the entire state tax, and to make the same proportional 
abatement annually thereafter, of the state tax to be paid by said 
Bean's Purchase during the period of apportionment fixed by the 
act of July 18, 1879, entitled "An act to establish a new appor- 
tionment of public taxes." And the treasurer of the county of 
Coos is also hereby authorized and required to make a propor- 
tional annual abatement from the amount of county tax to be 
paid by said Bean's Purchase in 1880, and subsequently until a 
new proportion for the assessment of public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent therewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 7 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY OF THE 

GENERAL LAWS. 



Sect. 

1. Repealing clause. 

2. Individual loans limited. 



Sect. 

3. Takes effect — when. 

4. Repealing clause. 



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



Repealing 
clause. 



Individual 
loans limited. 



Takes effect- 
when. 
Repealing 
clause. 



Sect. 1. That sections eighteen and nineteen of the said chapter 
be and hereby are repealed. 

Sect. 2. No savings bank shall loan to any person, corporation, 
firm and its individual members, an amount in excess of ten per 
cent, of the deposits and accumulations of such savings bank ; 
nor purchase or hold, both by way of investment and as security 
for loans, the stock and bonds of any corporation to an amount in 
excess of such ten per cent. 

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

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
repealed. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



1881.J Chapters 8, 9. 446 



CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWELVE OF THE LAWS OF 1879, ENTITLED 
"AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF DESTITUTE AND 
ABUSED CHILDREN." 



Sect. 
1. Habitual .cruelty to minor child — how pun- 
ished. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. Any parent or other person having custody of a minor Hawtuai cmei- 
child under the age of fourteen years, who entirely and cruelly cMki-how 
abandons, or treats with gross and habitual cruelty, or neglects in punished, 
such manner as to amount to cruelty, any such child, shall be 
punished by imprisonment not exceeding three years, or by fine 
not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by both. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1881.] ^^^''^ 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT REPEALING AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TAXING OR LICENSING EX- 
PRESS COMPANIES AND EXPRESSMEN." 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Law authorizing taxation of express com- 2. Takes effect— when, 
panies repealed. 

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

Sect. 1. That chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, relative Law authoriz- 
to the taxation of express companies and expressmen, is hereby ex|rts?comp°i 

repealed. nies repealed. 

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

[Approved July 22, 1881.] ^^^''' 



446 



Chapter 10. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE OP 
THE GENERAL LAWS RELATING TO TRESPASSES, MALICIOUS INJURIES AND 
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. 



Sect. 

1. Arrest without warrant — when authorized. 

2. Abandoned animals may be destroyed — 

when. 



Sect. 

3. Arrests may be made — by whom. 

4. Fine may be imposed— when. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Arrest without 
warrant — when 
authorized. 



Abandoned an- 
imals may be 
destroyed— 
when. 



Arrests may be 
made— by 
whom. 



Fine may be 
imposed — 
When. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. Any person carrying, or causing to be carried, in or 
upon any vehicle, or otherwise, any creature in a cruel or inhuman 
manner, contrary to the provisions of section twenty-seven of 
chapter two hundred and eighty-one of the General Laws, may be 
taken into custody therefor upon a view of said offence, without 
warrant, by any officer or other person authorized to make arrests 
in any criminal case, and such officer making arrest, either upon 
warrant or view, may take charge of such vehicle and its contents, 
and deposit the same in some safe place of custody ; and any nec- 
essary expenses which may be incurred for taking charge of and 
keeping and sustaining the same shall be a lien thereon, to be paid 
before the same can lawfully be recovered, or the said expenses, 
or any part thereof remaining unpaid, may be recovered by the 
person incurring the same, of the owner of said creature, in any 
action therefor. 

Sect. 2. Any agent or officer of the New Hampshire Society for 
the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals may lawfully destroy, or 
cause to be destroyed, any animal found abandoned and not prop- 
erly cared for, appearing, in the judgment of two reputable citizens 
called by him to view the same in his presence, to be glandered, 
injured, or diseased past recovery for any useful purpose, if the 
value of the same shall not exceed, in the judgment of said citi- 
zens, the sum of five dollars. 

Sect. 3. Any officer or agent of the said New Hampshire Soci- 
ety for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, upon being desig- 
nated in writing for that purpose by the sheriff of any county in 
this state, may, within such county, make arrests, and bring be- 
fore any court or magistrate thereof having jurisdiction, offenders 
found violating the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 4. Any justice of a police court or of the peace, having ju- 
risdiction to hear any offence arising under sections twenty-five, 
twenty-six, and twenty-seven of chapter two hundred and eighty- 
one of the General Laws, wlienever he deems such punishment 
adequate, shall have power to impose a fine not exceeding twenty 
dollars, subject to the right of appeal existing in criminal cases. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 22, 1881.J 



1881.] Chapters 11, 12. 447 



CHAPTER 11. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES. 



Sect. 

1. Property going into town after April 1, lia- 
ble to be taxed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when : repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. Any person going into any town in this state, taking Property going 
with him any property or estate, and doing business therein with AprinTHabio"^ 
such property or estate, after the first day of April and before the 'o be taxed, 
first day of September of any year, shall be taxed on such prop- 
erty and estate in said town, not previously taxed therein for the 
same year, on any day between said dates, upon like notice and in 
like manner as is now by law provided when any person or prop- 
erty has escaped taxation : Provided, that if the owner or legal 
custodian of such estate shall furnish evidence satisfactory to the 
assessors of said town that the same estate, or any part of it, was 
assessed for taxation and all legal rates and taxes upon it for the 
same year paid in any other town in this state, the taxes assessed 
according to the provisions of this act shall be abated to the ex- 
tent of the taxes assessed and paid in some other town in this 
state as aforesaid ; and provided, that the provisions of this act 
shall not apply to estate with reference to which a license may 
have been procured according to the provisions of chapter one 
hundred and nineteen of the General Laws. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts Takes effect-- 
and parts of acts inconsistent with its provisions are hereby re- uig^ciause.^^ " 
pealed. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 12, 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A REPORT OF THE NUMBER AND CAUSES OF DI- 
VORCES. 



Sect. 

1. Clerks of court to report number and causes 
of divorces. 



Sect. 

2. Returns to be published. 

3. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the clerks of the supreme court shall, at the close cierksof court 
of each term in their respective counties at which divorces are bertnd^causTs" 
granted, make return to the secretary of state of the number of of divorces. 



448 



Chapters 12, 13, 14. 



[1881. 



Returns to be 
published 



Takes efEect— 
when. 



divorces decreed at that term, the causes thereof, the sex of the 
libellant, and the date of the decree. 

Sect. 2. That it shall be the duty of the secretary of state to 
consolidate said returns, and publish them with his report of 
births, marriages, and deaths. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 13. 

AN ACT FOR THE SPEEDY SETTLEMENT OF THE ESTATES OF DECEASED 

PERSONS. 

Sect. 1. Orders may be made in vacation as well as in term time. 

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



Orders may be 
made in vaca- 
tion as well as 
in term time. 



Sect. 1. In any probate appeal, orders may, upon due notice 
and opportunity for a hearing, be made by any justice of the su- 
preme court, in vacation, sending questions of fact to the trial 
term, or a referee or referees for trial, drawing a case for the law 
term, or giving such other direction to the cause as might be given 
by the court at the law term, for making progress and bringing 
the appeal to a decision by the proper tribunal, without the delays 
incident to proceedings upon orders made in term time alone. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 14. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO DEALERS IN OLD METALS. 



Sect. 

1. Penalty for purchasing of any minor child 
old metals, etc. 



Sect. 
2. Takes efEect — when. 



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



^urcila^iffcJof Sect. 1. Any dealer in or keeper of a shop for the purchase 
anyminor^'chiid and Sale or barter of old junk, old metals, or second-hand articles, 

old metals, etc. i i n i r i j. -ii • i ±^^ 

who shall purchase from or barter with any minor under the age 
of sixteen years any old junk or old metals without the written 
consent of the parent or guardian of such minor, shall be pun- 
ished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars, or by imprisonment 
not exceeding six months. 

Sect. 2. This act sliall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



Takes efEect — 
when. 



1881.] Chapters 15, 16. 449 



CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF LACONIA TO EXEMPT THE PROPERTY OF 
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' ASSOCIATION FROM TAXATION, AND RATI- 
FYING VOTES OF SAID TOWN HERETOFORE PASSED. 



Sect. 

1. Laconia may exempt property from taxa- 
tion. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the town of Laconia may, by a majority vote of exempTpToper- 
the legal voters present and voting in any legal town-meeting, tfon!"™ ^^^^" 
exempt from taxation any or all of the real and personal property 
of the New Hampshire Veterans' Association, located at the Weirs 
or elsewhere in said town ; and all votes of said town heretofore 
passed exempting said property of said association from taxation 
are hereby ratified, confirmed, and made valid. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. when!*' ^° 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 16. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION EIGHT OF CHAPTER FORTY-THREE OF THE GEN- 
ERAL LAWS, RELATING TO HEARINGS BEFORE TOWN OFFICERS. 



Sect. 
1. Qualified residents or non-residents may 

be substituted in place of disqualified 

oflicer. 



Sect. 
2. Takes eflfect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. Section eight of chapter forty-three of the General QuaUfied^re^si- 
Laws is hereby amended by adding at the close of said section the residents may 
words " in the town, if such there be, otherwise from qualified hf place* of' dis- 
persons, residents of another town, who have holden the same qualified offl- 
office," so that the last sentence of said section eight as amended 
shall read as follows : If in any case the whole board is disqualified, 
the selectmen shall in writing so inform some justice of the supreme 
court, who shall thereupon, with or without notice, appoint a new 
board for that case, from qualified persons who have before holden 
the same office in the town, if such there be, otherwise from quali- 
fied persons, residents of another town, who have holden the same 
office. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1881.] ^^"^ 



450 Chapters 17, 18. [1881. 



CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE DOINGS OF THE SELECTMEN AND COLLECTORS OF 
TAXES IN THE TOWN OF GILMANTON FOR THE YEARS 1877, 1878. 



Sect. 

1. The assessment of taxes and doings of 
town officers legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

The assessment Sect. 1. That all taxes assessed by the board of selectmen of 

of tj1.XGS lUCl clO- 

ings of town of- Gilmantoii for tlie years 1877 and 1878 are hereby legalized ; and 
fleers legalized. ^|| ^j_^g ^^^^ ^^^^ doings of the Selectmen and collectors of taxes of 

said town for said years in relation to the inventory assessment, 
and collection of all taxes in said town for the years 1877 and 
1878, are hereby ratified, confirmed, and legalized: Provided, how- 
ever, that no prior legal proceedings, nor rights or titles already 
acquired or claimed, shall be in any way confirmed, annulled, or 
affected by this act ; and provided further, that nothing herein 
contained shall be construed as in any way to legalize any tax as- 
sessed by the selectmen of the town of Gilmanton upon the real 
estate situate within the boundary lines of the town of Gilford. 

Takes effect- Sect. 2. Tlils act shall take effect on its passage. 

^''^''- [Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE VOTE OF THE TOWN OF HAMPTON TO RAISE MONEY 

FOR TOWN PURPOSES. 



Sect. 

1. The assessment of taxes and doings of 
town officers legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes eflfect— when. 



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

'Reassessment Sect. 1. That all the taxcs asscsscd by the board of selectmen 
ings of town of- of the towii of Hamptoii for the year 1881 be and the same hereby 
fleers legauzed. ^^^ made legal ; and all the doings of the selectmen in relation to 

the assessment of all taxes in said town for said year are hereby 

ratified, confirmed, and legalized. 
Takes effect— Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



when. 



1881.] Chapters 19, 20. 451 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CLERKS OF COURTS AND REGISTERS OF DEEDS AND 
PROBATE TO COPY IMPERFECT RECORDS. 

Sect. 1. Presei-vation of county records provided for. 

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

Sect. 1. That in case any public record in any county in this Preservation of 
state becomes so faded or illegible as to be in danger of immediate proviled^for. ^ 
obliteration, the clerks of court, registers of probate, and registers 
of deeds, in their several counties, may copy the same, under the 
dii-ection of the county commissioners, into books prepared for 
that purpose, and such copies shall be considered as the original 
record ; and copies of the same shall be taken and accepted as evi- 
dence in court, the same as copies of the original record are now 
taken. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS FOUR AND FIVE OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED 
AND NINETY-TWO OF THE GENTIRAL LAWS, IN RELATION TO CITATION AND 
NOTICE. 



Sect. 
1. Period of notice In probate cases abridged. 



Sect. 
2. Talies effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1, That sections four and five of chapter one hundred and Period of notice 
ninety-two of the General Laws are hereby amended by striking Lb?i(&T*^^^^ 
out the word " fourteen " in each of said sections, and inserting 
instead thereof the word twelve. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1881.] ^^^°- 



452 



Chapters 21, 22. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES IN THE 
TOWN OF RANDOLPH FOR THE YEAR 1881. 



Sect. 
1. Assessment of taxes legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Assessment 
of taxes legal 
ized. 



Sect. 1. The assessment of all taxes in the town of Randolph 
for the year 1881 is hereby ratified and made legal. 
Takes effect- Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. 
[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



when. 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIX OF 
THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO FISH AND GAME COMMISSIONERS AND 
WARDENS. 



Sect. 

1. Penalty for not appointing fish wardens. 

2. Commissioners may close waters for three 

years. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Penalty for not 
appointing flsh- 
wardens. 



Commissioners 
may close wa- 
ters for three 
years. 

Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That section four of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
six be amended by adding the following words to said section : 
And any town or city council neglecting to comply with the pro- 
visions of this act shall be liable to a penalty of fifty dollars, to be 
paid to the state treasury. 

Sect. 2. That section eight of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
six be amended by striking out the words "one year" in the sev- 
enth line, and inserting the words three years in place thereof. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 23, 24. , y' 463 




CHAPTER 23. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWO, CHAPTER NINETY OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, RELATING TO SCHOOLS. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. High schools may be estahUshed. j 2. Takes eflfect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. Section two of chapter ninety of the General Laws shall mgh^schoois 
be SO amended as to read as follows: Sect. 2. Any town, by a ifshed. 
major vote in town-meeting, or any school district having not less 
tlian one hundred children between six and sixteen years of age 
tlierein, by vote of two thirds of the legal voters of said district at 
a legal meeting, may determine to establish a high school, and 
shall thereby be constituted a high school district ; and no high 
school district so established shall thereafter be discontinued ex- 
cept by a vote of two thirds of the legal voters of said district. Takes effects 

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

[Approved July 28, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 24. 

AN ACT m AMENDMENT OF SECTION FIVE OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
SEVENTY-NINE OP THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATIVE TO THE TIME FOR 
CATCHING BLACK BASS. 



Sect. 
1. Black bass protected. 



Sect. 
3. Takes eflfect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That section five of chapter one hundred and seventy- Black bass pro- 
nine of the General Laws of the state of New Hampshire be t^^ted. 
amended by striking out the words "black bass" in the second 
line of said section, and inserting in the third line of said section, 
after the words " May and June," the words or shall take, catch, 
kill, or destroy any black bass between the thirtieth day of April 
and the fifteenth day of June. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes eflfect- 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] ^^^''- 



454 



Chapters 25, 26. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 25. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE DOINGS OF THE GRAFTON COUNTY LEGISLATIVE 
CONVENTION FOR THE YEAR 1881. 



Sect. 

1. Doings of legislative county conventions 
legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— vrhen. 



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



Doings of legis- 
lative county 
conventions 
legalized. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That all acts and votes done and passed by the conven- 
tion of the representatives in the general court from Grafton coun- 
ty or any other county at the present session, be and the same 
are hereby legalized and made of the same effect as they would 
have been had the first meeting of said convention been called and 
held in accordance with section four of chapter twenty-three of the 
General Laws. 

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

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTEE 26. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-EIGHT OF 
THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO GAME ANIMALS. 



Sect. 

1. Moose, deer, and caribou protected. 

2. Gray squirrels protected. 



Sect. 

3. Close season of hares, rabbits, and musk- 

rats extended. 

4. Takes effect— when. 



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



Moose, deer, 
and caribou 
protected. 



Gray squirrels 
protected. 



Sect. 1. Chapter one hundred and seventy-eight of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by striking out the first section, and in- 
serting the following section in place thereof : If any person shall, 
between the first day of December in each year and the first day 
of September in the year following, by shooting, trapping, or other- 
wise, capture, kill, or destroy any deer, moose, or caribou within 
the limits of this state, he shall be punished by a fine of not less 
than twenty-five dollars nor more than fifty dollars for every such 
animal so captured, killed, or destroyed, or by imprisonment not 
exceeding six months, or both. 

Sect. 2. Section tliree of the same chapter is hereby amended 
by inserting the words "or gray squirrel" after the word "coon" in 
the third line. 



1881.] Chapters 26, 2T, 28. 455 

Sect. 3. That the word '' October" in the third line of section ciose season of 

four be stricken out, and the word September inserted in place ami muskrats' 

., /. extended. 

thereot. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect September 1, 1881. Ifen^^^""^ 
[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE TAX ASSESSED IN THE TOWN 
OF JEFFERSON IN THE YEARS EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY AND 
EIGHTEEN HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-ONE. 



Sect. 
1. Assessment of taxes legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. The assessment of all taxes in the town of Jefferson Assessment of 
for the years 1880 and 1881 is hereby ratified and made legal. ^'^^^^ ^^^ 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. wS^^^""*" 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE COLLECTION OF TAXES. 
Sect. 1. Collection of taxes facilitated. 

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

Sect. 1. The selectmen of any town and the mayor and alder- couection of 
men of any city may, in a particular case, cause any tax collectible t'^^^® faciutat- 
by any town or city officer to be collected by suit at law or bill in 
equity. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



456 



Chaptees 29, 30. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWELVE OF CHAPTER FORTY OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, IN RELATION TO THE CHOICE OF TOWN OFFICERS. 



Sect. 

1. Vacancies in certain town offices may be 
filled by appointment by selectmen. 



Sect. 
2. Takes efi"ect— when. 



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



Vacancies in 
town offices 
may be filled 
by appoint- 
ment by select- 
men. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That section twelve of chapter forty of the General 
Laws is hereby amended by adding, at the close of said section, 
the following words : Provided, however, that if any town shall 
neglect or refuse to choose either or any of the above mentioned 
officers, it shall be the duty of the selectmen of such town, within 
thirty days thereafter, to fill such vacancy or vacancies by apption- 
ment. 

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

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE DOINGS OF THE SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF 
BENTON, IN RELATION TO THE ASSESSMENT OF TAXES FOR THE YEAR 1877. 



SECT. 
1. Assessment of taxes legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Assessment of 
taxes legaUzed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That all the taxes assessed by the board of selectmen 
of the town of Benton for the year 1877 be and tlie same hereby 
are made legal ; and all the doings of tlie selectmen in relation to 
the assessment of all taxes in said town for said year are hereby 
ratified, confirmed, and legalized. 

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

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 31, 32. 457 



CHAPTER 31. 

Ai^ ACT TO REGULATE THE SALE OF VINEGAR. 
Sect. l. Pencalty for selling adulterated vinegar. 

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

Sect. 1. Whoever adulterates for the purpose of sale any vin- Penalty for 

• ,1 ,. c 1 1 11- • 1 -ii selling adulter- 

egar with any preparation oi lead, copper, sulphuric acid, or with ated vinegar. 
any drugs or other substance injurious to health, or knowingly 
sells or offers for sale any such adulterated vinegar, and whoever 
manufactures for sale, or knowingly sells or offers for sale as 
cider vinegar, any vinegar not produced solely from pure apple- 
juice or apple cider, shall for each offence be fined not exceeding 
one hundred dollars ; and the mayor and aldermen of cities and 
the selectmen of towns may annually appoint one or more inspect- 
ors of vinegar, who shall be duly sworn, and shall make com- 
plaints for any violations of the [this] act. 
[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 32. 

AN ACT FIXING THE FEES OF CITY- AND TOWN-CLERKS FOR REGISTRY AJJD 
RETURN OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND DEATHS. 



Sect. 
1. Fees regulated. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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

Sect, 1. That the clerk of each city and town in this state Fees regulated. 
shall be paid by such city or town the following fees, to wit : For 
receiving, recording, and returning to the secretary of state the 
facts required to be recorded by section one of chapter one hun- 
dred and eighty-one of the General Laws, relating to each mar- 
riage, fifteen cents ; to each birth and each death, twenty-five 
cents ; and for obtaining, recording, and returning the facts relat- 
ing to each birth, marriage, and death, which have not been 
officially reported to him, fifty cents : Provided, that any city may 
limit the aggregate of such compensation. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are RepeaUng 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. effe^ct^when! 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 
3 



458 



Chapters 33, 34. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 3 3. 

AJSr ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR, SECTION TEN, OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF CLERKS OF WARDS IN CITIES. 



Sect. 

1. Copies of records of ward meetings to be 
delivered to and preserved t)y city clerks. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause. 



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

oXo^f ward' ^^OT. 1. That sectioH ten of chapter forty-four of the General 

meetings to be Laws be amended by inserting after the words " at length " and 

kndpreserved before the word " and," in the fourth line of said section, the 

by city-clerk. -yyQj.(jg u Q,nQ] shall, witliiu seveii days after any meeting of said ward, 

deliver to the clerk of the city in which said ward is situated a 

certified copy of the record of said meeting, which copy shall be 

preserved as a part of the records of said city. Said ward-clerk 

shall receive for such service the sum of one dollar." 

^|P^^ung Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

herebv repealed, 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT IN AMENDIMENT OF SECTION EIGHT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
NINETY-EIGHT OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN RELATION TO SUITS BY AND 
AGAINST ADMINISTRATORS. 



Sect. 

1. Cases against adininistrators may be sent 
to a referee. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Cases against 
administrators 
may be sent to 
referee. 



Sect. 1. Said section is hereby amended so as to read as fol- 
lows, to wit : No action shall be commenced against an adminis- 
trator after the estate is decreed to be administered as insolvent. 
Actions and suits at law or in equity against said administrator or 
the deceased, commenced before such decree and then pending in 
court, may be referred to a referee under section ten of chapter two 
hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws. The judgment 
of the court upon the award of the referee, if in favor of the cred- 
itor, shall be certified to the judge of probate, and the amount 



1881.] Chapters 34, 35. 459 

recovered by the creditor, including costs, shall be added to the list 
of claims, as in case of appeals from the commissioner : Provided, 
however, that nothing herein contained shall be construed to de- 
prive either party of the right of trial by jury. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes eflfect- 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] '^^^''• 



CHAPTER 35. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE DIVISION OF FENCES IN SPECIAL LOCALITIES. 



Sect. 

1. Lands separated by streams or bodies of 
water — how fenced. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. When lands of different persons which are required Lands separat- 
to be fenced are bounded by or separated by a river, brool<:, or or bodles^'or^ 
body of water, if the occupant of the land on one side refuses or feu'ceiT^"^ 
neglects to join with the occupant of the land on the other side in 
making a partition fence, then two or more fence-viewers of the 
place or places in which such lands are situated, on application 
made to them, shall forthwith view such lands ; and if they find a 
necessity for a more adequate fence than such stream or body of 
water affords, and that it is impracticable to fence on the bounda- 
ry line without unreasonable cost, they shall, after giving notice 
to the parties to be present, determine how and where the fence 
shall be set up and maintained, as to them shall appear just, and 
shall reduce their decision to writing and cause the same to be re- 
corded in the town records ; and if either of the parties then 
refuses or neglects to make and maintain his part of said fence 
according to said decision, the same may be made and maintained 
in the same manner as is provided for the making and maintaining 
of fences in other cases determined by the fence-viewers. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Takes effecfr- 

[ Approved July 29, 1881.] ^^•^^- 



460 



Chapter 36. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 36. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT IN AMENDIVIENT OF CHAPTER TWO HUNDRED AND 
SEVENTY-TWO OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 



Sect. 

1. Pei'sons deemed gamMers. 

2. Gambling implements may be taken in 

custody by officer. 



Sect. 

3. Such implements may be condemned and 

sold. 

4. Repealing clause. 

5. Takes effect— when. 



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



Persons deem- 
ed gamblers. 



Gambling im- 
plements may 
be taken in cus- 
tody by officer. 



Such imple- 
ments may be 
condemned 
and sold. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The provisions of the eighth section of chapter two 
hundred and seventy-two of the General Laws shall apply to all 
persons who are found present at any game or sport played for 
money at a common gaming-house, and such persons may be 
arrested and punished in like manner as persons there found play- 
ing. 

Sect, 2. All implements for gambling, or gaming apparatus, used 
or kept and provided to be used in unlawful gaming in any gam- 
ing-house, or in any building, apartment, or place resorted to for 
unlawful gaming, and all furniture, fixtures, and personal property 
found in such gaming-house, building, apartment, or place, that 
may be found upon a search-warrant or by any officer, may be 
taken in custody by the officer finding the same, and carried before 
the proper magistrate to be dealt with according to law. 

Sect, 3. After the seizure of any furniture, fixtures, or personal 
property as provided in the preceding section, application shall be 
made to a court of competent jurisdiction for a decree of condem- 
nation of the same, and if upon the hearing of said application it 
shall be found and adjudged that the same or any part thereof was 
used as the furniture, fixtures, or personal property of such gam- 
ing-house, building, apartment, or place, and was found therein 
at a time when any persons were there found playing at any un- 
lawful game, the same shall be adjudged forfeited, and the sheriff 
of the county, or his deputy, shall sell the same, or make such 
other disposition of the same, or any part thereof, in such a man- 
ner as the court shall order, and after deducting all costs and 
expenses allowed by the court shall pay the balance of the pro- 
ceeds of such sale to use of the county. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect and be in force on and from 
its passage. 

[Approved July 29,1881,] 



1881.] Chapters 37, 38. 461 



CHAPTER 37. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE REFORM SCHOOL. 



Sect. 
1. Name changed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the name of the "Reform School" be changed, Name changed. 
and that its name shall hereafter be the Industrial School. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and after Takes effcct- 

. , when. 

its passage. 

[Approved August 3, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-SIX, SEC- 
TION NINE, OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 

Sect. 1. Towns or cities may prohibit fishing. 

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

Sect. 1. That section nine of chapter one hundred and seventy- toatos or cities 
six of the General Laws be amended by striking out the words flgj^jg]"^'''^* 
" exclusively in, " and inserting instead thereof the words " so far 
as the same are included within the boundaries of," so that said 
section will read as follows : Any town or city in this state may, at 
any meeting duly notified and holden for that purpose, by major 
vote of such town or of the city government of such city, prohibit 
fishing in any waters so far as the same are included within the 
boundaries of such town or city, for any period not exceeding 
three years, for the purpose of stocking said waters with any kind 
of desirable fish ; and any violation of such prohibition by any per- 
son shall be prosecuted by the warden, and if proved to the satis- 
faction of the magistrate shall be punished in the same way as 
provided in the preceding section. 

[Approved August 3, 1881.] 



462 - Chapters 39, 40. [1881. 



CHAPTER 39. 

AN ACT RECOGNIZING THE RIGHT TO RELIGIOUS FREEDOM IN PRISONS AND 
REFORMATORY INSTITUTIONS. 

Sect. 1. Constitutional right of convicts to worship God according to the dictates of their own 

consciences recognized. 

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

Constitutional Sect. 1. The rules and regulations established for the govern- 
rightofcon- nient of any prison, house of correction, or public charitable or 

victs to worsliiD •/ i. ' ' L 

God according reformatory institution in this state, shall recognize the right of 
o*f their'owa'^^ tlic iumatcs to the free exercise of their religious belief and to 
ognized"^^^ '^^*^" worsliip God according to the dictates of their consciences, in ac- 
cordance with the provisions of the constitution, and shall allow 
and provide for suitable religious instruction and ministration to 
the inmates in such manner as may best carry into effect the spirit 
and intent of this act, and be consistent with the proper discipline 
and management of the institution ; but nothing herein contained 
shall be so construed as to authorize any additional expenditure 
on the part of the state. 

[Approved August 3, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ANY DEFICIENCY IN THE INCOME OF THE STATE 

PRISON. 



Sect. 
1. Current expenses of prison provided for. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Current expenr Sect. 1. That ill casc tlic incomc of the state prison should, at 

provided fOT ^^^y *i"^® P^'^*^^' *^ *^^® ^^'^* Wednesday of June, 1883, be insufficient 
to meet its current expenses, the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant on the treasury from time to time to provide for 
such deficiency, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

Takes effect- Sect. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

^^^''' [Approved August 3, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapter 41. 463 



CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TIMK OF HOLDING THE TRIAL TERMS OF THE 
SUPREME COURT IN COOS AND GRAFTON COUNTIES, AND THE TERMS OF 
THE PROBATE COURT AT PLYMOUTH AND HAVERHILL, IN GRAFTON 
COUNTY. 



Sect. 

1. Time of holding court in Coiis and Grafton 

counties. 

2. Writs returnable. 



Sect. 

3. Terras of probate courts in Grafton county 

changed. 

4. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. The trial terms of the supreme court shall be holden Time of iioiding 

. ,. . 1 -,., . , {. r-i •• j_ j./^i court in Coos 

annually, for the northern judicial district oi Coos county, at Lole- aud Grafton 
brook, on the first Tuesday of September and the first Tuesday of •^"""'^i^^- 
February ; for the southern judicial district of Coos county, at Lan- 
caster, on the third Tuesday of April and the third Tuesday of Octo- 
ber ; for the eastern judicial district of Grafton county, at Plymouth, 
on the second Tuesday of May and the second Tuesday of November ; 
and for the western judicial district of Grafton county, at Haver- 
hill, on the third Tuesday of March and the third Tuesday of Sep- 
tember. 

Sect. 2. All writs and other processes returnable to the terms writs retuma- 
of said court, as heretofore established, shall be entered at the ^^®' 
term in each of said districts first to be held, as provided by the 
preceding section. 

Sect. 3. The terms of the court of probate for the county of '^^l^^^'^j.ff^' 
Grafton, heretofore holden at Plymouth on the first Tuesday of Grafton county 
May and November of each year, shall hereafter be holden at Ply- changed. 
mouth on the second Tuesday of May and November of each year; 
and the terms of said court of probate, heretofore holden at Haver- 
hill on the fourth Tuesday of Marcli and September of each year, 
shall hereafter be holden at Haverhill on the third Tuesday of 
March and September of each year; and all notices, reports, 
orders, continuances, and papers returnable to the terms of said 
court of probate, as heretofore established, shall be returnable to 
the corresponding terms, as provided in this section. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. eflect-wiien. 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



464 



Chapter 42. 



[1881. 



^ CHAPTER 42. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZENG SCHOOL COMMITTEES AND BOARDS OF EDUCATION TO 
ELECT TRUANT OFFICERS. 



Sect. 

1. School boards may elect truant officers and 

fix their compensation. 

2. Tenure of office. 

3. Their duties in regard to truants. 



Sect. 

4. In regard to children employed in manufac- 
turing establishments. 
5. Takes effect — when. 



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



School boards 
may elect tru- 
ant officers, and 
fix their com- 
pensation. 



Tenure of office. 



Their duties in 
regard to tru- 
ants. 



In regard to 
children em- 
ployed in man- 
ufacturing es- 
tablishments. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The superintending school committees and boards of 
education in the several towns and cities of the state are hereby 
authorized to elect truant officers for said towns and cities, and to 
fix their compensation at a reasonable rate, which compensation 
shall be paid by the respective towns and cities. 

Sect. 2. Said truant officers may be discharged by said commit- 
tees for cause, but unless sooner discharged shall hold their offices 
for one year, or until their successors shall be appointed and qual- 
ified. 

Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of said truant officers, under the 
direction of said committees, to enforce the laws of the state and 
the ordinances of said towns and cities, and the regulations of said 
committees not repugnant to law, in regard to truants and children 
between the ages of six and sixteen not attending school and with- 
out any regular and lawful occupation, and to compel the attend- 
ance of such children at school in obedience to law and to the 
regulations of said committees. 

Sect. 4. Said truant officers shall, also, if required by said com- 
mittees, enforce the laws in regard to children employed in manu- 
facturing establishments, without attending school as required, 
and shall perform such service in that behalf as may be required 
by said committees. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 43, 44. 465 



CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWENTY-NINE OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
RELATIVE TO THE QUALIFICATION OF VOTERS. 



Sect. 

1. Honorably discharged soldiers or sailors 
not disfranchized by accepting nid. 



Sect. 
2. Tali OS effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That section two of chapter twenty-nine of the General J|f„"ged^'i^)f'*' 
Laws be amended by adding at the close of said section the follow- ^jl,''";"^^^^"",-^^ 
ing : And no soldier or sailor serving in the late rebellion, having e.i by accepting 
been honorably discharged, otherwise a legal voter, shall be de- ""' 
prived of the right to vote by reason of having received assistance 
from any town. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Sn!*'^'"'^ 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 44. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING COUNTY OFFICERS TO APPOINT DEPUTIES IN CERTAIN 

CASES. 



Sect. 
1. County officers may appoint deputies. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That section eight of chapter twenty-four of the Gen- county officers 
eral Laws be amended by adding, at the close of said section, the deputies"'" 
following : The county clerk, the register of deeds, and the regis- 
ter of probate may each appoint deputies to fulfil the duties of 
their several offices, in case of sickness or the temporary absence 
of such officer. Such appointment shall be made in writing and 
approved by the bondsmen of the officer appointing and the county 
commissioners, and for a length of time not exceeding six months, 
and each officer shall be held responsible for any neglect or official 
misconduct of his deputy, and shall pay all charges for services 
rendered. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. ^akes effect 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



466 - Chaptees 45, 46. [1881. 



CHAPTER 45. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE APPOINTMENT OF 
DEPUTIES BY COUNTY OFFICERS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Sect. 1. County officers' deputies to give bonds. 

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

County officers' Sect. 1. The act entitled "An act authorizing the appointment 
bonds!*"* ''^'^^ of deputies by county officers in certain cases," passed at this ses- 
sion of the legislature, is hereby amended by adding to section 
one of said act the following words : And such deputies shall be 
duly qualified, and give bonds in like manner as the several officers 
appointing them. 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 46. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWELVE, CHAPTER 
TWO HUNDRED AND EIGHTY-NINE OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO 
THE SALARY OF REGISTER OF PROBATE IN COOS COUNTY. 

Sect. 1. Register's salary increased. 

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

Register's saia- Sect. 1. Scctiou twclvc, chapter two hundred and eighty-nine of 

ryinciease . ^^^^ General Laws, be and hereby is amended by striking out the 

words " three hundred and fif ty " after the word "register" in 

the last clause of said section, and inserting in place thereof the 

words " four hundred and fifty." 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 47, 48. 467 



CHAPTER 47. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT FOR TILE PRESERVATION OF THE MUSTER-ROLLS 
OF THE WAR REGIMENTS OF TILE STATE. 

Sect. 1. Preservation of muster-rolls provided for. 

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

Sect. 1. The governor is hereby authorized to have official Pr^e»^«r^ati^^ 
copies made of the worn and defaced muster-rolls of the New provided for. 
Hampshire regiments, unattached companies, and batteries in the 
late war, and he is hereby authorized to draw his warrant from 
time to time upon the state treasurer for a sum not to exceed six 
hundred dollars in the aggregate for defraying the necessary 
expenses of the same, and said copies, when certified by the ad- 
jutant-general to be correct, shall have the same effect in evidence 
as the originals. 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT EST AMENDMENT OF SECTION TWELVE OF CHAPTER TWENTY-SEVEN 
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF REGISTERS OF 
DEEDS. 



Sect. 
1. Registers to copy indexes. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That section twelve of chapter twenty-seven of the Registers to 
General Laws be amended by striking out all of said section after ''"^^ 
the word " hand-writing" in the fourth line, and inserting instead 
thereof the words " into one or two volumes of indexes to be fur- 
nished by the county, properly ruled and prepared for indexes 
according to some approved system to be decided upon by the 
county commissioners or a committee chosen by the county con- 
vention, in which shall be entered the names of grantors to gran- 
tees and grantees from grantors." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 5, 1881.] ^^^""^ 



468 



Chapters 49, 50. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 49. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE CITY OF KEENE. 



Sect. 

1. State tax abated. 

2. State tax remitted. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect — when ; repealing clause. 



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



State tax 
abated. 



State tax 
remitted. 



Takes effect — 
when : repeal- 
ing clause. 



Sect. 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required 
to abate from the state tax for 1881, to be paid by the city of 
Keene in the county of Cheshire, two dollars and ninety cents for 
every one thousand dollars of the entire state tax, and to make 
the same proportional abatement annually thereafter during the 
period of the apportionment fixed by the act of July 18, 1879, en- 
titled "An act to establish a new apportionment for the assessment 
of public taxes." And the treasurer of the county of Cheshire is 
also hereby authorized and required to make a proportional annual 
abatement from the amount of county tax to be paid by said Keene 
in 1881, and subsequently until a new apportionment for the as- 
sessment of public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2, The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required 
to remit to the said city of Keene the sum of two dollars and nine- 
ty cents on every one thousand dollars of the entire state tax paid 
by said city for the year 1880 ; and the treasurer of the county of 
Cheshire is also authorized and required to remit to said city of 
Keene the same proportional sum upon every one thousand dollars 
of the county tax paid by said city for the year 1880. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved August 5, 1881.] 



CHAPTEE 50. 

AN ACT m ADDITION TO CHAPTER SEVENTY-SIX OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN 
RELATION TO OBSTRUCTIONS AND INJURIES TO HIGHWAYS. 



Sect. 

1. Penalty for placing obstructions so as to 
divert water to injury of highway. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Penalty for 
placing ob- 
structions so as 
to divert water 
to injury of 
highway. 



Sect. 1. Whoever, upon any land owned or occupied by him, or 
in his care or control, shall make, continue, or permit any ac- 
cumulation of logs, earth, or debris, in the vicinity of any highway, 



1881.] Chapters 50, 51. 4(59 

whereby the waters of any stream or pond may or shall be turned 
or driven upon any highway so as seriously or unreasonably to 
obstruct, encumber, or injure the same, shall, on conviction there- 
of, be punished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, to be 
paid to the town in whicli said liighway is situated. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] ^^^°- 



CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF HOTEL-KEEPERS. 



Sect. 
1. Penalty for defrauding hotel-keepers. 



Sect. 
2. Duty of hotel-keepers. 



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

Sect. 1. Any person who shall put up at any hotel or inn, and Penalty for de- 
shall procure any food, entertainment, or accommodation without keeper"? 
paying therefor, except where credit is given by express agreement, 
with intent to cheat or defraud the owner or keeper thereof out of 
the pay for the same, or who, with intent to cheat or defraud such 
owner or keeper out of the pay therefor, shall obtain credit at any 
hotel or inn for such food, entertainment, or accommodation by 
means of any false show of baggage or effects brought thereto, or 
who shall witli such intent remove or cause to be removed any bag- 
gage or eft'ects from any hotel, inn, or boarding-house while there 
is a lien existing thereon for the proper charges due from liim for 
fare and board furnished therein, shall be punished by imprison- 
ment not exceeding three months, or by fine not exceeding twenty 
dollars. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of all hotel-keepers to post up a Dutyofhotei- 
printed copy of this act in a conspicuous place in each room of ^^^p*^""^- 
their hotels or inns. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



470 



Chapters 52, 53. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 5 2. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO REQUIRING BONDS PROM EXECUTORS AND TRUSTEES 

UNDER WILLS. 



Sect. 

1. Bonds of executors and trustees. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Rep?'esentatives in 
Generat Court convened: 



Bonds of exec- 
iitors and trus- 
tees. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. Executors and trustees under a will shall be exempt 
from giving a bond, or from giving a surety or sureties on their 
bonds, whenever the testator shall by his will so direct : Provided^ 
however, that the judge of probate may at any time require a bond 
with sufificient sureties, if he is of opinion that the same is made 
requisite by a change in the situation or circumstances of the ex- 
ecutor or trustee, upon petition of any heir, devisee, or creditor, or 
for other sufficient cause : Provided, also, that a bond for the pay- 
ment of debts shall be given in all cases. 

Sect. 2. Chapter forty-nine of the acts of 1879, entitled "An act 
relative to the requirement of a bond by executors and trustees 
under a will," is hereby repealed 

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

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER SIXTY-TWO OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN RELA- 
TION TO THE TAXATION OF RAILROADS AND TELEGRAPHS. 



Sect. 

1. Taxation of railroads. 

2. Taxation of telegraphs. 



Sect. 
3. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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



Taxation of 
railroads. 



Sect. 1. The requirement of section one of chapter sixty-two of 
the General Laws, that every railroad corporation in this state 
shall pay an annual tax as near as may be in proportion to the 
taxation of other property in the several towns and cities in which 
such railroad is located, is hereby repealed, and said section is so 
amended as to require every such raih'oad corporation to pay an 
annual tax as near as may be in proportion to the taxation of other 
property in all the cities and towns of the state ; and the collection 



1881.] Chapter 53. 471 

of any tax assessed against any railroad corporation shall lie made, 
and the amount thereof distril)uted, as by law directed, notwith- 
standing any application of any such corpoi-ation to tlie supreme 
court for an abatement of tlie same ; and if, upon such application, 
judgment shall be rendered for any reduction of such tax, the state 
treasurer shall credit and allow tlie same upon the tax against said 
railroad corporation collectil)le next subsequent to such judgment. 
All written evidence submitted by any railroad corporation to the 
board of equalization shall be accessible to and examined by the 
attorney-general, who shall also be present and represent the state 
when any railroad corporation is given a hearing before said board 
concerning the assessment of the tax against such corporation. 

Sect. 2, Section fourteen of said chapter is hereby so amended Taxation of tei- 
as to require that every telegraph corporation, company, or person ^^^^^ 
shall pay an annual tax as near as may be in proportion to the tax- 
ation of other property throughout the state, upon the value of any 
telegraph line owned or operated by said corporation, company, or 
person, including the office furniture and machinery. And section 
fifteen of said chapter is so amended as to require the state board 
of equalization to assess said telegraph property at the average rate 
of taxation of other propei'ty throughout the state. 

Sect. 3. Said assessment shall be made and certified to the state 
treasurer by the thirtieth day of September, and the tax shall be 
paid on or before the thirtieth day of October. If any tax so 
assessed is not paid by said thirtieth day of October, the state 
treasurer shall issue his extent for the same, and all property of 
the delinquent corporation, company, or person, on the first day of 
April preceding, shall be liable for its payment. 

Sect. 4. All provisions of law inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. effec^whem 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



472 



Chapter 64. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ERECTION OF TELEGRAPH AND TELEPHONE POLES 
AND WIRES, AND SIMILAR STRUCTURES FOR ELECTRIC LIGHTING. 



Sect. 

1. Telegraph, etc., poles may be erected and 

wires stretched in highways. 

2. Not to impede public travel, nor use private 

property without owner's consent, nor ac- 
quire prescriptive right. 

3. Municipal officers to locate lines and grant 

license. 

4. Location of poles aud wires. 

5. Not to interfere with similar structures. 

6. Damages — how assessed. 

7. Party aggrieved may apply to supreme 

court. 



Sect. 

8. Proceedings when wires are to be laid un- 

der or by the side of highway. 

9. Liues already constructed. 

10. Proprietors liable for trespass. 

11. To lieep lines open for the use of the pub- 

lic. 

12. To furnish means of lighting by electric 

lights. 

13. Use of highways, a public use. 

14. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate 
General Court convened : 



and House of Representatives in 



Telegraph, etc., 
poles may be 
erected and 
wires stretched 
in highways. 



Not to impede 
public travel, 
nor use private 
property with- 
out owner's 
consent, nor 
acquire pre- 
scriptive right. 



Municipal offi- 
cers to locate 
lines aud grant 
license. 



Sect. 1. The proprietors of any telegraph line, or of any tele- 
phone exchange or line of telephones used for the transmission of 
spoken messages by means of the electric speaking telephone, or 
of lines for establishing electric lights in this state, may erect 
and maintain the necessary poles and structures and stretch the 
necessary wires for the use of such telegraph line, or telephone 
exchange, or line of telephones, or line for electric lighting, over, 
across, and along any public highway in this state, or may lay the 
same under the surface of any such highway. 

Sect. 2. Such telegraph, telephone, or electric lighting poles, 
structures, and wires shall be erected and maintained subject to 
the provisions of chapter eighty of the General Laws of this state 
relating to telegraphs, which are hereby made applicable to lines 
of wire for telephonic and electric lighting purposes ; and no poles, 
structures, or wires are hereby authorized that shall in any way 
impede or obstruct the free and safe use of any highway for public 
travel, nor that shall interfere with or obstruct the safe, free, and 
convenient use of, or access to or from, any lands or buildings ad- 
joining or near such highway ; and no such poles or other struct- 
ures shall be erected or wires stretched, by any of such proprie- 
tors, on, over, or across the lands or buildings of any individuals 
or corporations without their consent ; and no right shall be ac- 
quired by the use of wires stretched on, over, or across the lands 
or buildings of any such individual or corporation for any length 
of time. 

Sect. 3. Whenever any such proprietors shall desire to erect their 
poles or structures, or to stretch their wires, they may apply by 
petition to the mayor and aldermen of any city or the selectmen of 
any town in which such poles or structures are to be erected or 
wires stretched, to locate the route of the lines for such telegraph, 
telephone, or electric lighting, on, over, and along the public high- 



1881.] Chapter 54. 473 

ways ill such town or city, and to grant license therefor upon such 
conditions as the public good may require. 

Sect. 4. The mayor and aldermen or the selectmen shall have Location of 
the power to grant such license, and may fix and limit the size and poie** aud wires, 
location of such poles and structures, their distances from each 
other, the height from the ground tliat such wires may be stretched, 
and the number of wires that may be so used, and the time for 
which the license shall continue in force, and may revoke the same 
whenever the public good shall so require, and from time to time, 
upon like application of such proprietors or by any person whose 
rights or interests are affected, may alter and change the location 
of sucli poles or structures, and the height and size of the same, as 
well as the height and number of wires, or may revoke the said 
license if proper cause is shown; and all proceedings of the mayor 
and aldermen or selectmen under this act shall be subject to the 
supervision of the supreme court on application of any person in- 
terested or aggrieved. 

Sect. 5. No such poles or structures shall be erected or wires Not to interfere 
stretched in any way so as to interfere with any other similar ^j.^^ctuS.^" 
structure. 

Sect. 6. If any person shall be aggrieved or damaged by the Damages -how 
erection of such poles or structures, or by the stretching of such ^*''^*^'' • 
wires, or by the use made of the same, he may apply to the mayor 
and aldermen or the selectmen to assess the damages which he 
claims are occasioned thereby, who shall give notice to such pro- 
prietors and all others interested, and after hearing all parties may 
award such damages as may be legally and "justly due. 

Sect. 7. If said mayor and aldermen or selectmen shall neglect party aggrieved 
or refuse to make such award, or either party shall be dissatisfied f^^yemelomt. 
therewith, or said proprietors shall neglect or refuse to pay the 
same within thirty days after such award is made, either party 
may apply to the supreme court for relief, and like proceedings 
shall be had as in case of appeals from the laying out of highways 
and the assessment of damages therefor. 

Sect. 8. Proceedings, as provided by this act, may be taken on proceedings 
petition to the mayor and aldermen or selectmen, in case any pro- ^beMrt unde? 
prietors aforesaid shall desire to lay their wires under the sur- orbyhe^swe 
face of any highway, or in case any person interested or affected 
by such poles, structures, or wires, or the use made tliereof, shall 
petition therefor. 

Sect. 9. Similar proceedings may be had by any such proprietors Lines already 
for locating and licensing any such telegraph, telephone, or electric construe e . 
lighting lines already constructed, or for changing or altering the 
location of such lines as may have been heretofore erected. 

Sect. 10. Nothing herein contained shall exempt any such pro- proprietors iia- 
prietors from liability for any unlawful entry, trespass, or damage we for trespass. 
already made or committed, nor from any liability or damage that 
may occur from want of care or from negligence in erecting or 
maintaining such poles, structures, or wires. 

Sect. 11. Such proprietors of any telephone or telegraph lines to keep lines 
shall open and maintain, at some convenient point or points, ofUie'pubUc. 
offices or places where any person desiring so to do may use such 
telephone or telegraph line for conin[^rmication to all points reach- 

4 



474 



Chapters 54, 55. 



[1881. 



To furnish 
means of light- 
ing by electric 
lights. 



Use of highway 
a public use. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



ed by such line or its connections, on payment of a reasonable fee 
for such use ; and if any such proprietors shall neglect or fail so 
to open and maintain such offices or places, any person aggrieved 
may apply to tlie supreme court by petition for redress, and the 
court shall make such orders and issue such decrees as justice may 
require. 

Sect. 12. Such proprietors of any electric lighting apparatus or 
lines shall furnish the means of lighting by such electric light to 
all persons within reach thereof and api)lying therefor upon simi- 
lar terms and conditions, without discrimination and at reasonable 
rates ; and any person aggrieved by the neglect or failure to furnish 
such means at such rates may apply to the supreme court by peti- 
tion for redress, and the court shall make such orders and decrees 
as justice may require. 

Sect. 13. Tlie use of the highways of this state, by telegraph, 
telephone, and electric lighting poles, structures, and wires, under 
and in accordance with the provisions of this act, is hereby de- 
clared to be a public use of such highways. 

Sect. 14. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 9, ISbl.] 



CHAPTER 55. 

AN ACT TO RELIEVE PARTIES AND COUNTIES FROM PAYMENT OF REFEREES' 
FEES, AND TO PROVIDE FOR SPEEDY TRIALS IN THE SUPREME COURT. 



Sect. 

1. Justices of supreme court to try cases tin- 

able by referees. 

2. Judicial purity provided for. 



Sect. 

3. Five hundred dollars for personal ex- 

penses. 

4. Repealing clause : takes effect on its pas- 



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



Justices of su- 
preme court to 
try cases tri- 
able by ref- 
erees. 

Judicial purity 
provided for. 



$500 for per- 
sonal expenses. 



Sect. 1. Causes triable by referees shall, as far as practicable, 
upon the agreement of the parties thereto, be tried by one or more 
justices of the supreme court. 

Sect. 2. No justice of said court shall be an officer in any rail- 
road corporation in this state, nor be auditor or referee in any 
cause pending in said court, nor receive any compensation for any 
service performed or expense incurred by him in any judicial 
capacity, except the salary now established by law and the ex- 
penses provided by this act. 

Sect. 3. The justices of the supreme court shall severally re- 
ceive the sum of five hundred dollars per annum in addition to 
their salaries now establislicd by law, to cover their personal ex- 
penses incurred in the performance of their judicial duties. 



1881.] Chapters 55, 56. 475 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- J.^fP^^""jf^gg 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect eirectonits 
from and after its passage, but shall not apply to pending cases i-'^^^'^e^- 
now referred. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER NINETY-ONE OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
RELATING TO SCHOOLS. 



SECT. 

1. Children under sixteen not to be employed, 

unless. 

2. Children under fourteen not to be employ- 

ed, unless. 



Sect. 

3. Penalty for employing minors under six- 

teen. 

4. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. Section eleven of chapter ninety-one of the General children under 
Laws shall be so amended as to read as follows: Sect. 11. No be employed, 
child under sixteen years of age shall be employed in any maim- ^'^*^^^- 
facturing establishment, unless he has attended some public school, 
or private day school where instruction was given by a teacher 
competent to instruct in the branches taught in common schools, 
at least twelve weeks during the year preceding ; and no child 
under said age shall be so employed, except in vacation of the 
school in the district in which he resides, who cannot write legibly 
and read fluently in readers of the grade usually classed as third 
readers. 

Sect. 2. Section twelve of said chapter ninety-one shall be so cwidren under 
amended as to read as follows: Sect. 12. No child under the age be"empioye°dV'* 
of fourteen years shall be employed as aforesaid unless he has unless. 
attended school as aforesaid at least six months during the year 
preceding, or has attended the school of the district in which he 
dwelt the whole time it was kept during such year ; and no child un- 
der twelve years of age shall be so employed unless he has attended 
the school of the district in which he dwelt the whole time it was 
kept during the year preceding. 

Sect. 3. Section thirteen of said chapter ninety-one shall be ^io°^n|^fno?8 
amended by striking out the word "fifteen" and inserting there- under sixteen. 
for the word " sixteen." 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect January 1, 1882. Takes effect^- 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] ^^^°- ' 



476 Chapter 57. [1881. 

CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT TO PRE\^NT DECEPTION IN SALES OF BUTTER AND CHEESE. 



Sect. 

1. Sellers of adulterated butter to have it so 

stamped or labelled. 

2. Sellers of imitation cheese to have it so la- 

belled. 

3. Penalty for violating preceding sections. 



Sect. 

4. Complainant may cause samples to be an- 

alyzed. 

5. Terms "butter" and "cheese" defined. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sellers of adui- Sect. 1. Wlioever, by liimself or his agents, shall sell, expose 
to^have it"so^^ foF Sale, or have in his possession with intent to sell, any article or 
bS!'^°''^''" componnd made in imitation of butter, or as a substitute for but- 
ter, and not made wholly of cream, or containing any fats, oils, or 
grease not produced from milk or cream, shall have the words 
" Adulterated butter," or, if such substitute is the compound 
known as oleomargarine, then the word •' Oleomargarine," stamp- 
ed, labelled, or marked in printed letters of plain Roman type not 
less than one half inch in length, so that said words cannot be 
easily defaced, and can be plainly read at the time of the sale, upon 
the top and side of every tub, firkin, box, or package containing 
any of said article, substance, or compound. And in case of retail 
sales of any of said article, substance, or compound not in the 
original packages, the seller shall attach to each package, and de- 
liver with said package to the purchaser, a label beainng the words 
"Adulterated butter," or the word " Oleomargarine," as herein 
provided. 
Sellers of imi- Sect. 2. Whocvcr, by himself or his agents, shall sell, expose for 
have^it^sola! ^ salc, or have in his possession with intent to sell, any article, sub- 
beued. stance, or compound made in imitation or semblance of cheese, or 

as a substitute for cheese, or containing any fats, oils, or grease 
not produced from milk or cream, shall have the words " Imitation 
cheese" stamped, labelled, or marked in printed letters of plain 
Roman type not less than one inch in length, so that said words 
cannot be easily defaced, and can be plainly read at the time of the 
sale, upon the cloth around the cheese, and upon the top and side 
of every box or package containing any of said article, substance, 
or compound. And in case of retail sales of said article, sub- 
stance, or compound, the seller, by himself or agents, shall attach 
to each package and deliver to the purchaser a label bearing the 
words " Imitation cheese," in printed letters of plain Roman type 
not less than one half inch in length. 
Penalty for vio- Sect. 3. Whoever sells, exposes for sale, or has in his pos- 
ing"lc^tfonl!^" sessiou with intent to sell, any article, substance, or compound 
made in imitation or semblance of butter, or as a substitute for 
butter, except as is provided in section one of this act ; who- 
ever sells, exposes for sale, or has in his possession with in- 



1881.] Chapters 57, 58. 477 

tent to sell, any article, substance, or compound made in imita- 
tion or semblance of cheese, or as a substitute for cheese, except 
as is provided in section two of this act ; and whoever shall de- 
face, erase, cancel, or remove any mark, stamp, brand, label, or 
wrappei' provided for by this act, or change the contents of any 
box, tub, article, or package marked, stamped, or labelled as afore- 
said, with intent to deceive as to the contents of said box, tub, 
article, or package, shall for every such offence forfeit, and pay a 
fine of fifty dollars, and for a second and each subsequent offence 
a fine of one hundred dollars, to be recovered with costs in any 
court of this state of competent jurisdiction ; and any fine so re- 
covered and paid shall go one half to the complainant and one 
half to the county where the offence was committed. 

Sect. 4. The complainant, in any action brought under section complainant 
three of this act, or the health officers of any city or town, may pies to be'anai- 
cause specimens of suspected butter or cheese to be analyzed, or ^'^^'^• 
otherwise satisfactorily tested, and a certificate of the analysis, 
sworn to by the analyzer, shall be admitted in evidence in all pros- 
ecutions under this act. The expense of such analysis or test, not 
exceeding twenty dollars in any one case, may be included in the 
costs of prosecution in all cases prosecuted under this act. 

Sect. 5. For the purposes of this act the terms "butter" and Terms "butter" 
" cheese " shall be understood to mean the products usually deflned.*^*'^^" 
known by these names, and which are manufactured exclusively 
from milk or cream or both, with salt and rennet, and with or 
without coloring matter. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect and be in force upon its pas- Takes effect- 
sage. ^^""• 

[Approved August 11, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF AN ANNUAL 
STATE TAX FOR THE TERM OF TWO YEARS. 

Sect. l. State tax of $400,000 annually. 

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

Sect. 1. The sura of four hundred thousand dollars shall be state tax of 
raised annually for the term of two years, for the use of the state smoooannu 
treasury, on or before the first day of December in each of the 
years 1882 and 1883, and the state treasurer is hereby directed 
seasonably to issue his warrants to the selectmen of the several 
towns and places, and to the assessors" of the several cities in this 
state, according to the apportionment of the public taxes made at 
the June session, 1879 ; and the selectmen of such towns and 
places, and the assessors of such cities, are hereby required to 



478 



Chapters 58, 59, 60. 



[1881. 



assess the sums specified in said warrants, and cause the same to be 
paid to said treasurer on or before the first day of December in the 
years 1882 and 1883 ; and the state treasurer is hereby authorized 
to issue his extents for all the taxes which shall remain unpaid on 
the dates last above named. 
[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 59. 



AJSr ACT IN RELATION TO THE SETTLEMENT OF ACCOUNTS IN PROBATE 

COURTS. 



SECT. 

1. Settlement of account by administrator, 
etc. 



Sect. 
2. Takes eflfect— when. 



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



Settlement of 
account by ad- 
ministrator, 
etc. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. Every administrator, executor, guardian, and trustee, 
before giving notice to settle his account in the court of probate, 
shall file said account in the probate office of the county where the 
same is to be settled, and shall cause the fact of such filing to ap- 
pear in said notice, and shall at the same time file a statement of 
the names and residences of the heirs, legatees, and beneficiaries, 
if known to him. 

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

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANNUAL TOWN-MEETINGS IN HART'S LOCATION 
FOR THE YEARS 1879, 1880, AND 1881. 



Sect. 
1. Proceedings legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Proceedings 
legalized. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. All the votes and proceedings of the inhabitants of 
Hart's Location at the annual meetings for the years 1879, 1880, 
and 1881, are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

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

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 61, 62. 479 

CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT TO PKOVIDE FOIl PERAMBULATING TOWN LINES IN CERTAIN CASES. 
Sect. I. County commissiouers to perambulate town lines in certain cases. 

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

Sect. 1. When the place next to any town has no organization, mlsslonersTo 
and is on the line of adjoining counties, the county commissioners J'J!^;^^fj|^j"sin 
of the county in which the place is situated shall be empowered to certain cases. 
act in the perambulation of the line between the county and town, 
and be notified and proceed in the same manner and subject to the 
same liabilities as the selectmen of towns. 

[Approved August 16; 1881.] 



CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF PELHAM. 



Sect. 

1. Taxes abated. 

2. Taxes remitted. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when : repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required Taxes abated. 
to abate from the state tax for 1881, to be paid by the town of 
Pelham in the county of Hillsborough, forty cents for every one 
thousand dollars for the entire state tax, and to make the same 
proportional abatement annually thereafter of the state tax to be 
paid by said town during the period of apportionment fixed by the 
"Act to establisli a new apportionment for the assessment of public 
taxes," approved July 18, 1879; and the treasurer of the county 
of Hillsborough is hereby authorized and required to make a pro- 
portional annual abatement from the amount to be paid by said 
town of Pelham in the year 1881, and subsequently until a new 
proportion for assessment for public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required Taxes remit- 
to remit to said town of Pelham the sum of one hundred and sixty ^^ ' 
dollars of the state tax paid by said town for the year 1880 ; and 
the treasurer of the county of Hillsborough is also authorized and 
required to remit the sum of one hundred and fifty-two dollars and 
fifty-seven cents of the county tax paid by said town to the treas- 
urer of the county of Hillsborough for the year 1880. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts Takes effect— 

WDGD * rGD6^1- 

and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. ing clause. 
[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



480 



Chapters 63, 64. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 63 



AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF WINDHAM. 



Sect. 

1. Taxes abated. 

2. Taxes remitted. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when : repealing clause. 



Taxes abated. 



Taxes remit- 
ted. 



Takes effect- 
when : repeal- 
ing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required 
to abate from the state tax for 1881, to be paid by the town 
of Windham in the county of Rockingham, fifteen cents for every 
one thousand dollars for the entire state tax, and to make the 
same proportional abatement annually thereafter of the state tax 
to be paid by said town during the period of apportionment 
fixed by the '-Act to establish a new appon-tioument for the assess- 
ment of public taxes," approved July 18th, 1879 ; and the treasurer 
of the county of Rockingham is hereby authorized and required to 
make a proportional annual abatement from the amount to be 
paid by said town of Windham in the year 1881 and subsequently, 
until a new proportion for assessment of public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required 
to remit to said town of Windham the sum of sixty dollars of the 
state tax paid by said town for the year 1880 ; and the treasurer 
of the county of Rockingham is also authorized and required to 
remit tlie sum of eighty-two dollars and fifty-one cents of the 
county tax paid by said town to the treasurer of the county of 
Rockingham for the year 1880. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage ; and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 64 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A STATE BOARD OF HEALTH. 



Sect. 

1. state board of health— how appointed, and 

tenn of office. 

2. Meetings, officers, salary, and compensa- 

tion. 

3. Board to have office assigned them in state- 

house, and to furnish information to cit- 
izens on sanitary subjects. 

4. To have charge of vital statistics. 



Sect. 

5. May assist selectmen to enforce regula- 

tions concerning diseases of domestic an- 
imals. 

6. To make sanitary investigations and re- 

port. 

7. Report to contain detailed statement of 

expenses, which shall not exceed three 
thousand dollars. 

8. Takes effect— when : repeaUng clause. 



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



Sect. 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the coun- 
cil, shall appoint four persons, three of whom shall always be phy- 
sicians and one a civil engineer, who with the governor and attor- 



1881.] Chapter 64. 481 

ney-general of the state shall constitute a state board of health. 
Of the four persons first appointed, two shall serve for two years 
and two for four years from the time of their appointment ; and 
the governor shall thereafter in the same manner biennially ap- 
point two persons to be members of the board, to hold their offices 
for four years ; and all vacancies shall be filled in the same man- 
ner for the unexpired term. 

Sect. 2. The board tlius formed shall meet in the state-house Meetings, offi- 
at least once in every three months, and three members shall con- amf'compensa- 
stitute a quorum for business. They shall organize by electing ^^"^■ 
one of their number president, and sliall appoint a suitable person, 
who shall be a physician and may be a member of the board, to be 
their permanent secretary and executive officer, who sliall hold 
his office at the pleasure of the l)oard so long as he shall faithfully 
discharge the duties thereof. They shall institute the necessary 
rules to govern the organization and establish the amount of sal- 
ary that the secretary shall receive ; and no member of this board 
shall receive any compensation for services except the secretary, 
save that the actual expenses incurred while engaged in the duties 
of the board, which shall be rendered in an itemized account, after 
being approved by the finance committee of the board and the 
state treasurer, shall be paid out of an appropriation made for its 
support. The salary of the secretary shall be paid quarterly in 
the same manner from the same appropriation. 

Sect. 3. The governor and council shall designate a room in Boarritohave 
the state-house, suitably appointed, as a place for the board to ti!emin*'statel 
hold their meetings, and to be used as an office for the secretary ^rnfsMnfor. 
of the board. This room shall be kept open for the benefit of the mation to citi- 
public the same as the other public offices of the state ; and infor- ry subjects. 
mation pertaining to the sanitary condition of the state, or any 
suggestions or regulations necessary to guard against epidemic or 
contagious disease, shall be furnished from this office to citizens, 
or to town or county authorities, without expense ; and the board 
shall also take cognizance of the sanitary condition of all public 
buildings, hospitals, and grounds within the state that are now 
occupied as penal institutions, alms-houses, or reformatory institu- 
tions, whether state or county, without other remuneration than 
such as is provided for in section two of this act. 

Sect. 4. The board shall take charge of the vital statistics of to have charge 
the state, and enforce the provisions of chapter one hundred and of vital statis- 
eighty-one of the General Laws. 

Sect. 5. The board shall, whenever directed by the governor May assist se- 
and council, assist selectmen to enforce the provisions of chapter force reguia^' 
one hundred and sixteen of the General Laws, with compensation in^ciisease^f 
as provided in section two of this act. domestic ani- 

Sect. 6. The board shall take cognizance of the interests of t^ Q^'^j^g gani- 
health and life among the people of the state, making sanitary in- tfoTs^and^re^'^' 
vestigations, and advising and assisting local boards of health in port, 
conducting special investigations into the cause of epidemics and 
the sources of mortality ; and they shall collect such information 
in respect to these matters as may be useful to the people of the 
state, and report the same, through the governor and council, in 
the same manner as other state officials are now required to do. 



482 



Chapters 64, 65. 



[1881. 



Report to con- 
tain detailed 
statement of 
expenses, 
wliicli shall not 
exceed three 
thousand dol- 
lars. 



Takes effect — 
when : repeal- 
ing clause. 



Sect. 7. The report to the governor and council shall also con- 
tain a detailed statement of the expenses of the board, including 
the salary and expenses of the secretary ; but the total amount 
paid for the expenses of the board shall not exceed three thousand 
dollars in any one year, which amount is hereby annually appro- 
priated for this purpose, to be paid by the state treasurer as speci- 
fied in section two of this act. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from the date of its passage, 
and all other acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 65. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF HUDSON. 



Sect. 

1. Taxes abated. 

2. Taxes remitted. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect — when : repealing clause. 



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



Taxes abated. 



Taxes remit- 
ted. 



Takes effect — 
when : repeal- 
ing clause. 



Sect. 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required 
to abate from the state tax for 1881, to be paid by the town of 
Hudson in the county of Hillsborough, for every one thousand 
dollars seventeen cents for the entire state tax, and to make the 
same proportional abatement annually thereafter of the state tax 
to be paid by said town during the period of apportionment fixed 
by the "Act to establish a new apportionment for the assessment 
of public taxes," approved July 18, 1879 ; and the treasurer of the 
county of Hillsborough is hereby authorized and required to make 
a proportional annual abatement from the amount to be paid by 
said town of Hudson in the year 1881, and subsequently until a 
new proportion for assessment of public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required 
to remit to said town of Hudson the sum of sixty-eight dollars of 
the state tax paid by said town for the year 1880 ; and the treas- 
urer of the county of Hillsborough is also autliorized and required 
to remit the sum of forty-seven dollars of the county tax paid by 
said town to the treasurer of the county of Hillsborough for the 
year 1880. 

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

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 66, 67. 483 



CHAPTER 66. 

AN ACT FOIt THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF WINCHESTER. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Taxes abated. 3. Takes eflfect— when : repealing clause. 

2. Taxes remitted. 

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

Sect. 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required Taxes abated, 
to abate from the state tax of 1881, to be paid by the town of 
Winchester in the county of Cheshire, fifteen cents for every one 
thousand dollars of the entire state tax, and to make the same 
proportional abatement annually thereafter of the state tax to be 
paid by said Winchester during the period of the apportionment 
fixed by the act of July 18, 1879, entitled "An act to establish a 
new apportionment for the assessment of public taxes ; " and the 
treasurer of the county of Cheshire is also hereby authorized and 
required to make a proportional annual abatement from the 
amount of county tax to be paid by said Winchester in 1881, and 
subsequently until a new apportionment for the assessment of 
public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer shall remit to the town of Winches- Taxes remit- 
ter sixty dollars of the state tax of 1880, and the treasurer of the ^^^' 
county of Cheshire shall remit a proportional amount of the 
county tax paid by said town of Winchester for the year 1880. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts Takes eflfect— 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. ing clause. 



[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 67 



AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OP HAMPSTEAD. 



Sect. 

1. Taxes abated. 

2. Taxes remitted. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when : repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required Taxes abated. 
to abate from the state tax of 1881, to be paid by the town of 
Hampstead in the county of Rockingham, twenty-two cents for 
every one thousand dollars of the entire state tax, and to make 
the same proportional abatement annually thereafter of the state 
tax to be paid by said Hampstead during the period of the appor- 



484 



Chapters 67, 68. 



[1881. 



Taxes remit- 
ted. 



Takes effect- 
when : repeal- 
ing clause. 



tionment fixed by the act of July 18, 1879, entitled "An act to 
establish a new apportionment for the assessment of public taxes ; " 
and the treasurer of the county of Rockingham is also hereby au- 
thorized and required to make a proportional annual abatement 
from the amount of county tax to be paid by said Hampstead in 
1881, and subsequently until a new apportionment for the assess- 
ment of public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer shall remit to the town of Hamp- 
stead eighty-eight dollars of the state tax of 1880, and the treas- 
urer of the county of Rockingham shall remit a proportionate 
amount of the county tax paid by said town of Hampstead for the 
year 1880. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 68. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF POLICE IN UNORGANIZED 

PLACES. 



Sect. 

1. County commissioners may appoint police 

officers. 

2. Copy of record of appointment to be filed 

with clerk of court. 



Sect. 

3. Officer to wear badge. 

4. Powers and duties. 

5. Compensation and discharge. 

6. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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



Coimty com- 
missioners may 
appoint police 
officers. 



Copy of record 
of apjiointment 
to be filed with 
clerk of court. 



Officer to wear 
badge. 



Powers and 
duties. 



Sect. 1. The commissioners of any county in which there may 
be any unorganized place may, upon petition of five or more repu- 
table persons resident in such place, appoint such persons as they 
may deem proper as police officers, for the purposes and with the 
powers herein set forth. Such police officers shall hold their 
offices during the pleasure of the commissioners of the county for 
which they may have been appointed, not exceeding a term of 
three years. 

Sect. 2. A copy of the record of the appointment of such police 
officers shall be filed with the clerk of the supreme court for the 
county in which the place where they may act as such officers is 
situated ; and the filing of such record with their oath of office 
shall constitute the persons named therein police officers within 
and for the unorganized place specified in such record. 

Sect. 8. Every sucli officer when on duty, except as a detective, 
shall wear some badge in plain view, with the word " police " in- 
scril)ed thereon. 

Sect. 4. Such officers shall have like powers and shall be sub- 
ject to the like duties as the police officers of towns. 



1881.] 



Chapters 68, 69. 



485 



Sect. 5. The compensation of such police officers sliall be pro- compensation 
vided by tlie persons ])ctitioning for tlieir appointment as aforesaid, ^° *^° '^^^^' 
and their duties sliall close upon notice to that effect, filed by the 
county commissioners in like manner as the record of appoint- 
ment, and with due notice thereof to such officers. 

Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^i*^P^g""fke8 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. eflfect— when. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION THREE, CHAPTER THIRTY-NINE OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, IN RELATION TO THE ELECTION OF MODERATOR; AND ALSO TO 
AMEND SECTION FOUR, CHAPTER THIRTY-SEVEN OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
IN REGARD TO SPECIAL TOWN-MEETINGS. 



Sect. 

1. Check-list to be used in the election of 
moderator. 



Sect. 

2. The raising of money at special town- 

meetings regulated. 

3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. Tluit section three, chapter thirty-nine of the General checklist to be 
Laws, be amended by adding the words " at annual and biennial election of^ 
elections" to the last clause of said section, so that it shall read : moderator. 
The check-list shall be used at all times in the election of mod- 
erator, at annual and biennial elections. 

Sect. 2. That section four, chapter thirty-seven, be amended by The raising of 
adding to the last clause of said section the words " at the last ciauJwn-meet- 
annual or biennial election next preceding such special meeting ; ^^s^ regulated. 
and such check-list may legally be used at said meeting upon the 
request of ten legal voters of the town," so that the last clause of 
said section shall read : Provided, that no money shall be raised 
or appropriated at any special town-meeting except by vote by bal- 
lot, nor unless the ballots cast at such meeting shall be equal in 
number to at least one half of the number, of legal voters borne 
on the check-list of said town at the last annual or biennial elec- 
tion next preceding such special meeting, and such check-list may 
legally be used at said meeting upon the request of ten legal 
voters of the town. 

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

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



486 



Chapters 70, 71. 



[1881 < 



CHAPTER 70. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SERVICE OF LEGAL PROCESS IN CERTAIN CASES. 

Sect. 1. Non-resident trustee— how summoned and held. 

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

Non-resident Sect. 1. Any persoii doing business in this state, and residing 
^mmonedlnd out of the state, may be summoned upon trustee process, and held 
^^''^- as trustee therein, on account of money, goods, chattels, rights, or 

credits belonging to the principal defendant, in his hands or pos- 
session, in this state, by duly serving the same upon the clerk or 
agent having charge of such business. 
[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 71. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND SEVENTY-NINE OF 
THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO FISH LA.WS, VIOLATIONS AND PENAL- 
TIES. 



Sect. 

1. Certain forfeited fishing implements to be 

destroyed. 

2. Lobsters protected. 



Sect. 

3. Owners may take fish from their own wa- 

ters. 

4. Black bass excluded. 

5. Repealing clause : takes efEect — when. 



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



Certain forfeit- 
ed fishing im- 
plements to be 
destroyed. 



Lobsters pro- 
tected. 



Sect. 1. That section three of chapter one hundred and seventy- 
nine be amended by the addition of these words : except that all 
spears and trawls shall be immediately destroyed by the person 
seizing the same. 

Sect. 2. That section sixteen of the same chapter be amended 
by restoring the words stricken out by the fourth chapter of the 
Pamphlet Laws of 1879, so that said section shall read as follows : 
Sect. 16. No person shall catch, preserve, sell, or expose for sale, 
within the limits of the state of New Hampshire, any lobster be- 
tween the fifteenth day of August and the fifteenth day of October 
of each year ; and from tlie said fifteenth day of October to the fif- 
teenth day of August next following of each year no lobster shall 
be caught, preserved, sold, or exposed for sale, under ten and one 
half inches in length, measuring from one extreme of the body to 
the other, exclusive of claws or feelers, nor shall any female lob- 
ster be killed or destroyed while carrying her spawn or hatching 
her young ; and any person violating any provision of this section 
shall be punished by a fine of ten dollars for every lobster SO 
caught, used, sold, or exposed for sale as aforesaid. 



1881.] Chapters 71, 72, 73. 487 

Sect. 3. That section twenty-four of the same chapter be amend- owners may 
ed by inserting after the word " science " in the third line, the tiieir own 
words " from such private waters." waters. 

Sect. 4. That section fifteen of the same chapter be amended ^jf^g^j^*^** "" 
by adding, after the words " free from pike and pickerel," the 
words " nor shall any person put any black bass into any of the 
waters in this state without a permit from the fish commissioners." 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. effec^lwhen! 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER FORTY-FOUR OF THE LAWS PASSED 
JUNE SESSION, 1879, IN RELATION TO THE SALE OF TREES, SHRUBS, AND 
VINES. 

Sect. 1. Resident nurserymen may sell trees, &c., grown one year in their lands without 

license. 

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

Sect. 1. That section one of chapter forty-four of the Pamphlet Resident nurse- 
Laws, passed June session, 1879, be amended by adding, at the tr^f&c^srown 
end of said section, the following provision : Prodded, however, u?eiriands' 
that any citizen of this state may sell trees, shrubs, and vines without license, 
grown one year or more in lands or nurseries owned by him in 
this state on which taxes have been paid, without procuring the 
license or incurring the penalty provided in sections one, two, and 
three of said chapter ; and this amendment shall take effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 73. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO FISHWAYS. 



Sect. 
1. Fishways in Winnipiseogee river. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. The owners of dams upon the Winnipiseogee river Fishways in 
shall not be required to build or maintain fishways for the period river?^'*^°^^^ 
of two years, nor until the governor and council shall issue a proc- 



488 



Chapters 73, 74, 75. 



[1881. 



Takes efEect — 
when. 



lamation that in their opinion the public good requires the build- 
ing and maintaining of the same ; and the owners of such dams 
shall be allowed six months from the date of such proclamation in 
which to erect and complete such fish ways before they shall be 
liable to any fine or action for neglect to build and maintain the 
same ; — and all acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act 
are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 74. 

AK ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE SALARY OF THE CHAPLAIN 
OF THE STATE PRISON. 



Sect. 
1. Eight hundred dollars appropriated. 



Sect. 
2. Takes efEect — when. 



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



Eight hundred 
dollars appro- 
priated. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the sum of eight hundred dollars annually for the 
ensuing two years be and hereby is appropriated for the payment 
of the salary of the chaplain of the state prison. 

Sect. 2. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT m AMENDMENT OF SECTION ONE OF CHAPTER SIXTY-TWO OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, LIMITING AND DEFINING THE EXEMPTION OF RAILROADS 
FROM TAXATION. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Riiilroads exempted from taxation for ten 2. Takes efEect — when, 
years. 

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



Railroads ex- 
empted from 
taxation for 
ten years. 



Takes efEect— 
when. 



Sect. 1. That section one of chapter sixty-two of the General Laws 
be amended by striking out the last clause thereof, relating to the 
exemption from taxation, and inserting instead thereof the follow- 
ing : But any portion of every railroad which has not been com- 
pleted and opened for use for the period of ten years from the fif- 
teenth day of September in each year, preceding the time when 
such tax is assessed, shall be exempt from taxation. 

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

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



1881.] 



Chaptees 76, 77. 



489 



I 
CHAPTER 76. 

AN ACT DEFINING THE DUTIES OF THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC IN- 
STRUCTION. 



Sect. 
1. Duties and salary of superintendent of pub- 
lic instruction. 



Sect. 

2. To visit as many towns as practicable dur- 

ing his term of oifice. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. The state superintendent of public instruction shall ^""^f g"'^erin 
visit and lecture upon educational subjects in as many towns and tendent of pub- 
cities of the state during each term of his office as the time occu- i<= i"^'^''"<=''^'>"- 
pied by his other official duties will permit, and shall receive in 
full, for salary, clerk hire, and other expenses, the sum of two 
thousand dollars per annnm. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the said superintendent to visit Tovisitas 
each town in the state as often as is practicable, the number of pracUcaWe 
towns so visited and the number of lectures given not to be less of office^** ^^^^ 
than seventy-five each year ; and the first seventy-five lectures 
given each year shall be in those towns having the smallest num- 
ber of inhabitants, and the lectures during each year shall be dis- 
tributed among the different counties, so that each part of the 
state may receive its proportionate share of attention. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] ''^'''• 



CHAPTER 77. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARIES OF THE JUDGE ANT) REGISTER OF PRO- 
BATE FOR THE COUNTY OF MERRIMACK. 



Sect. 
1. Salaries of judge and register increased. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Sect. 1. That the annual salary of the judge of probate for the salaries of 
county of Merrimack shall be six hundred dollars, and the annual ist'ef in'^creasld'. 
salary of the register of probate for that county shall be seven 
hundred and fifty dollars, instead of the sums now allowed by law. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after effect-when, 
its passage. 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



490 



Chapters 78, 79. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 78. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, ESTABLISHING A BOUNTY UPON CROWS. 



Sect. 
1. Bounty for killiog crows. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Bounty for kill- 
ing crows. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. If any person shall kill any crow within this state, and 
shall proceed with the same in the maimer directed in the first 
section of chapter one hundred and fifteen of the General Laws, 
he shall receive therefor the sum of ten cents. 

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

[Approved August 17, 1^81.] 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT RELATIVE TO THE TAXATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE SHIPS ENGAGED 
IN THE FOREIGN CARRYING TRADE. 

Sect. 1. Ships engaged in foreign carrying trade not, but their income is, taxable. 

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



Ships engaged Sect. 1. Ships and vessels engaged in the foreign carrying trade 
ryin°g trade'^not, for at Icast tcii mouths of the year preceding the annual assess- 
but their in- jy^ent of propertvfor taxation, or built during the year for that 



corne is, tax- 
able. 



trade, shall not be included in the personal estate liable to be 
taxed, but the net yearly income of such ships and vessels may 
be taxed as such personal estate. 
[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



1881.] 



Chapters 80, 81. 



491 



CHAPTER 80 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO UNCLAIMED FREIGHTS. 



Shot. 

1. Unclaimed freights may be sold by order of 
court. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. Upon application of the proprietors of any railroad cor- unclaimed 
poration, or otlier common carriers, the supreme court may order soid^by^orJfe^r of 
the sale, on suitable notice and terms, of any property transported '^°"'^'- 
by them which has remained unclaimed for one year, -and may 
make such order as to the disposal of the proceeds of such sale as 
may be just ; and fresh fish and meat, or fruits, or vegetables, 
quickly perishable, not removed within a reasonable time after 
their arrival and notice to the sender or consignee, may be sold by 
such proprietors or carriers at public or private sale, and the facts 
of such sale subsequently reported to the court, and their order 
taken as to the disposition of the proceeds thereof. 

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

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER 81. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE TRANSPORTATION OF MILK UPON RAILROADS. 



Sect. 

1. Railroads not to discriminate against small 

dealers in milk. 

2. Railroad commissioners to revise tariff- 

when. 



Sect. 

3. Penalty for refusing to carry at rates fixed 

by commissioners. 

4. Takes effect — when. 



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



Sect. 1. No railroad corporation shall contract with any person Railroads not 
or corporation to furnish facilities for the transportation of milk, IgaKmli'f** 
or shall itself carry the same in large quantities over any portion dealers in miik. 
of its line, without at the same time establishing a tariff under 
which it will receive, forward, and deliver milk by the can over 
the same portion of its line for any person tendering the same, in 
such way that the milk so tendered by the can shall be carried un- 
der fairly proportionate advantages in every respect, including 
price, time, and reasonable care for the same, as the milk carried 
in large quantities, or through facilities furnished by contract. 



492 



Chapters 81, 82. 



[1881. 



Railroad com- Sect. 2. Oil the petition of any person desiring to forward milk 
revfseuri'ff— over any railroad, it shall be the duty of the board of railroad com- 
when. missioners to investigate and ascertain at what rates facilities for 

the carriage of milk under contract or in large quantities are fur- 
nished by the corporation operating such railroad, and to compare 
the same with the tariff of said corporation for the carriage of 
milk from and to the same places by the single can, including a 
reasonal)le compensation for the care of the same ; and if the tar- 
iff for the care and carriage of such milk by the can is found to be 
unreasonably more than the rate charged for its carriage under 
contract, or in larger quantities, said board of railroad commis- 
sioners shall revise such tariff and fix such rates therefor as shall 
be fairly proportionate with such contract or large quantity rates, 
and notify the corporation of such revision : Provided, that milk 
received by one corporation from another shall not be considered 
as milk received at the point of junction of the roads of such cor- 
porations, so as to regulate the rates charged on milk tendered for 
carriage at such point of junction. 
Penalty for re- Sect. 3. A Corporation which shall refuse or neglect to receive, 
atrat?afixed"y forward, or deliver milk by the can at the tariff rates fixed and 
notified to it by the board of railroad commissioners in the man- 
ner provided in the preceding section shall forfeit to the person 
tendering such milk the sum of ten dollars for each and every can 
which it so refuses to receive or neglects to forward or deliver, to 
be recovered in an action of tort. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. 
[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



commissioners. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE DUTIES OF ATTORNEY-GENERAL. 



Sect. 
1. Duties of attorney-general defined. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Duties of attor- Sect. 1. The attomcy-general shall prosecute all indictments 
flne'd^.*'"*^'*^ '^®" and informations, and institute or defend all suits and processes to 
which the state is a party ; shall exercise general supervision and 
direction over the county solicitors ; and may practice in civil 
causes to which the state is not a party and which in no way arise 
from or are connected with any criminal offence, and will not in- 
terfere with the due and faithful discharge of his duties as attor- 
ney-general. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



Repealing 
clause : takes 
effect — when. 



1881.] 



Chapters 83, 84. 



493 



CHAPTER 83. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AUDITING THE ACCOUNTS OF THE STATE TREAS- 
URER. 



Sect. 

1. Governor to appoint auditor. 

2. Committee of council to assist auditor. 

3. Auditor's report to be filed and published. 



Sect. 

4. His compensation. 

5. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. The governor shall annually appoint a competent ac- Govemortoap- 
countant, whose duty it shall be to audit the accounts of the state poi"* auditor, 
treasurer in the month of May in each year. 

Sect. 2. The governor shall also appoint a committee of the ex- Committee of 
ecutive council, whose duty it shall be to render the auditor such sfst auditor. ' 
assistance as he may require in the discharge of his duties. 

Sect. 3. The auditor shall annually, on or before the first day Anditnr'sre- 
of June, file with the secretary of state and state treasurer a state- and published, 
ment of the result of his examination, which statement shall be 
published with the annual report of tlie state treasurer. 

Sect. 4. A sum not exceeding two hundred dollars is hereby His compensa- 
annually appropriated for the payment of the auditor, and the gov- tioi»- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for so much ot the 
same as may be required. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing 
visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effe"ct— whe" 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION FIVE OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND FIFTEEN 
OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO WILD ANIMALS, DOGS, AND SHEEP. 



Sect. 
1. Bounty on hawks repealed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Sect. 1. That section five, chapter one hundred and fifteen of Bounty on 
the General Laws, relating to a bounty on hawks, be and hereby ^awks repealed, 
is repealed. 

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

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



when. 



494 



Chapters 85, 86. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 85. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SINKING FUNDS OF CITIES AND TOWNS. 
Sect. 1. Sinking funds not to be misapplied. 

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



Sinking funds 
not to be mis- 
applied. 



Sect. 1. No city or town shall apply or use any sinking fund 
by them established, for any other purpose than that for which said 
fund was created. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 86. 

AN ACT CHANGING THE TIME OF HOLDING THE TERMS OF PROBATE COURT 
FOR THE COUNTY OF STRAFFORD. 



Sect. 

1. Time of holding court changed. 

2. Salaries of judge and register increased. 



Sect. 
3. Repealing clause. 



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



Time of hold- 
ing court 
changed. 



Salaries of 
Judge and reg- 
ister increased. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Sect. 1. The courts of probate for the county of Strafford shall 
be liolden annually in said county at the times and places as fol- 
lows, — namely, at Dover, on the first Tuesday of every month ; 
at Parmington, on the third Tuesday of April, August, and De- 
cember ; at Rochester, on the third Tuesday of January, March, 
June, and October ; at Somersworth, on the third Tuesday of Feb- 
ruary, May, July, September, and November. 

Sect. 2. The salary of the judge of probate for said county shall 
be four hundred and twenty-five dollars, and of the register of 
probate for said county four hundred and fifty dollars. 

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

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



1881.] 



Chapters 87, 88. 



495 



CHAPTER. 87. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION EIGHT, CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
SIXTY-SIX OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO BANK COMMISSIONERS. 



Skot. 
1. Bank commissioners to be paid b.v tlie state. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. That section eight of chapter one hundred and sixty-six Bankcommis- 
of the General Laws be so amended that the commissioners shall p^^by the'"* 
be paid for their services by the state instead of the banks, as now state. 
provided in said section. 

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

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 88. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS SIX AND TWENTY-FOUR OF CHAPTER SEVENTY- 
TWO OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO SURVEYORS OF HIGHWAYS 
AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 



SECT. 

1. Highway districts to he limited, and lists 

given to surveyors by the lirst of June. 

2. Surveyors to account to selectmen ; unpaid 

highway taxes to be committed to col- 
lector ; lien for liighway taxes extended 
one year. 



Sect. 

3. Selectmen to be in session to receive ac- 

counts and to file them with town-clerks. 

4. Penalty for neglect by surveyor. 

5. Surveyor to give bond. 

6. Repealing clause : takes eflfect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That section six of chapter seventy-two of the General SS^o^Deiim- 
Laws is hereby amended as follows: Strike out the word '•'fifteen" ited, and lists 

,_,-.•' „ .-, ,. ,. ,., ^ 11 ±. 1 given to sur- 

in the first line or said section, and insert the word nrst ; also, veyorsbythe 
strike out the word " May," and insert the word June. first of June. 

Sect. 2. Strike out section twenty-four of said chapter seventy- surveyors to 
two, and insert the following: Surveyors of highways shall, on fe'ctaieu; un^" 
the first Saturday in July next after the expiration of their term of Jaxes^to be'^^ 
office, account to the selectmen for the taxes on their lists, and pay committed to 

1 T T 1 • 1 • 1 T i ji J X 1 collector; hen 

any unexpended balance m their hands to the town treasurer, and for highway 
deliver to said selectmen their warrants and lists, with a statement 
of the amount worked out or paid in money by each person named 
in their lists, and the amount against each person not paid nor 
worked out. If any taxes remain unpaid or unworked on said 
lists, the selectmen shall commit the same to the collector of 



taxes extended 
one year. 



496 



Chapters 88, 89. 



[1881. 



Selectmen to be 
in session to re- 
ceive accounts 
and to flle tliem 
witli to\vn- 
clerlis. 



Penalty for 
neglect by sur- 
veyor. 



Surveyor to 
give bond. 



Kepealing 
clause : takes 
effect — when. 



taxes then in office, who shall collect the same in money, and have 
all the powers to collect the same he has to collect other taxes for 
said town. The time for which real estate is holden for highway 
taxes is extended for one year. 

Sect. 3. The selectmen shall be in session at their office in their 
respective towns on the first Saturday of July in each and every 
year, from nine o'clock in the forenoon till five o'clock in the 
afternoon, for the purposes of this act, and shall, within one week 
thereafter, deliver to the town-clerk of their respective towns all 
the lists and warrants received by them from highway surveyors, 
and the same shall be filed by said clerk and kept for future refer- 
ence. 

Sect. 4. If any highway surveyor shall neglect or refuse to com- 
ply with this act for ten days, he shall forfeit the sum of ten dol- 
lars, and a like sum for every ten days thereafter till he complies 
with this act, to be recovered in an action of debt in the name and 
for the use of said town. 

Sect. 5. That every highway surveyor, whose w^arrant and list 
of highway taxes, committed to him by the selectmen to be col- 
lected and worked out in the highway district assigned to him, 
shall amount to one hundred dollars or more, shall, before said 
warrant and list are delivered to him, give to said town wherein 
said taxes are assessed a good and sufficient bond in the penal sum 
of double the amount of the taxes in the list to be committed to 
him, with two sureties approved by the selectmen, conditioned for 
the faithful discharge of his duties as such highway surveyor and 
compliance with this act. Said bond shall be filed with the town- 
clerk, and a failure to file said bond within ten days after notice 
by the selectmen shall be deemed a declination by such surveyor 
of said office. 

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

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 89. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTEK ONE HUNDRED AND ELEVEN OF THE GEN- 
ERAL LAWS, RELATING TO NUISANCES. 



Sect. 

1. Lessors of buildings in villages to provide 
suitable privies. 



Sect. 

2. Penalty for neglect. 



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



Lessors of Sect. 1. Every pcrsou or party who shall lease or let to any 

viuagefto pro othcr pcrsou or party any building or portions thereof, situate in 
piivies?''^'^^'^ the compact part of any village, for offices, stores, shops, or sleep- 



1881.] Chapters 89, 90. 497 

ing apartments, shall construct, furnish, and maintain suitable 
privies and vaults for the use and easement of the tenants in such 
building, at his own expense, and shall at all times keep such 
privies and vaults properly ventilated and in a proper sanitary con- 
dition. 

Sect. 2. If such lessor, person, or party shall refuse or neglect Penalty for 
to comply with the provisions of tlie foregoing section for the space 
of thirty days after notice in writing to him or his agent having 
charge of sucli building, by the selectmen of the town in which 
such building is situated, that such building or any portion there- 
of so leased or let is not suitably provided and furnished accord- 
ing to the requirements of the foregoing section, he sliall forfeit 
the sum of one dollar for each day of such refusal or neglect after 
the expiration of said thirty days. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR FILLING VACANCIES IN CASE OF THE RESIGNATION, 
DEATH, OR REMOVAL OF SELECTMEN. 



Sect. 

1. Selectmen to appoint ex-selectman to fill 
vacancy. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. In case of the resignation, death, or removal of a selectmen to 
selectman of any town, the vacancy thereby created shall be filled fP.^^*anto'|u 
forthwith by the remaining members of the board of selectmen by vacancy, 
the appointment to fill such vacancy of some citizen, a legal voter 
in such town, who shall have previously held said office by election 
of the legal voters of such town. 

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

[Approved August 18, 1881.] '^^^''- 



498 



Chapters 91, 92. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 91. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER EIGHTY OF THE LAWS OF 1879, RELATING TO 
AN INVESTIGATION INTO THE FINANCIAL PROCEEDINGS, THE CONDITION, 
AND AFFAIRS OF CARROLL COUNTY. 

Sect. l. Time for making report extended. 

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



Time for mak- 
ing report ex- 
tended. 



Sect. 1. That the time for making the report of the committee 
named in said chapter, and all the powers and privileges of said 
committee as are contained in said joint resolution, be and are 
hei-eby extended to the next session of the legislature. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 92. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTIONS TEN, ELEVEN, AND TWELVE, CHAPTER SIXTY 
OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 



Sect. 

1. Special taxation of property not lying in 
any town repealed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Special taxa-' Sect. 1. That scctions ten, eleven, and twelve of chapter sixty of 

tion of proper- •j^];,q General Laws, relating to the taxation of property, real and 

ty not lying in ... '^ , . , . c j i i • j_ • i ^ • 

anyto\vnre- personal, uot lying m any town, and providing tor the distribution 

pea e . ^^ ^^^^ money thus raised, are hereby repealed. 
Takes effect— Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 93, 94. 499 



CHAPTER 93. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT APPROVED AUGUST 4, 1881, ENTITLED AN ACT 
TO CHANGE THE TIME OF HOLDING THE TRIAL TERMS OF THE SUPREME 
COURT IN COOS AND GRAFTON COUNTIES, AND THE TERMS OF THE PRO- 
BATE COURT AT PLYMOUTH AND HAVERHILL. 

Sect. I Sect. 

I. Process returnable— when. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. All processes wliicli have been or uiay be instituted processes re- 
foiirteen days previous to the beginning of the terms of court as turnabie- 
established by the act to which this is an addition, returnable to 
the courts as established before the passage of said act, shall be 
entered and prosecuted at the terms of court as now established, 
the same as though originally made returnable thereto. 

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

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT IN FURTHERANCE OF ARTICLE FOURTEEN OF THE BILL OF RIGHTS 
OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Sect. 1 Sect. 

1. Compensation of referees to be paid by 2. Talses effect— when, 
county. I 

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

Sect. 1. The reasonable compensation to referees or masters, in compensation 
suits at law or in equity, or on appeals referred by order of court, beplfkiTy ^'^ 
shall be paid by the county as in cases arising under section nine county, 
of chapter two hundred and thirty-one of the General Laws, any 
law or usage to the contrary notwithstanding. 

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

[Approved August 19, 1881.] ^^^"^ 



600 



Chapters 95, 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 95. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDKED AND SIXTY- SIX OP THE 
GENERAL LAWS, IN RELATION TO BANK COMMISSIONERS. 



Sect. 
1. Two bank commissioners to be appointed. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Two bank com- 
missioners to 
be appointed. 



Repealing 
clause : takes 
effect— when. 



Sect. 1. Two bank commissioners shall be appointed by the 
governor and council, who shall hold office for two years and un- 
til others are a])poiiited and qualified in their stead, but may be 
removed at pleasure by the governor and council. 

Sect. 2. Section two of chapter one hundred and sixty-six of the 
General Laws, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act, are hereby repealed, and this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 96. 

AN ACT RE-DISTRICTING THE STATE FOR THE ELECTION OF REPRESENTATIVES 

IN CONGRESS. 



Sect. 

1. Two congressional districts established. 

2. Limits of each district. 



Sect. 
3. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Two congres- 
sional districts 
established. 



Limits of each 
district. 



Sect. 1. The state shall be divided into two districts for choos- 
ing representatives in the congress of the United States, and each 
district shall be entitled to elect one representative. 

Sect. 2. Said districts shall be formed and limited in manner 
following : The counties of Rockingham, Strafford, Belknap, and 
Carroll, and Allenstown, Canterbury, Chichester, Epsom, Hook- 
sett, Loudon, Northfield, Pembroke, and Pittsfield, in the county 
of Merrimack, and Bedford, Goffstown, Merrimack, Hudson, 
Litchfield, Manchester, and Pelham, in the county of Hillsborough, 
shall constitute the first district. 

The counties of Cheshire, Sullivan, Grafton, and Coos, and 
Andover, Boscawen, Bow, Bradford, Concord, Danbury, Dunbar- 
ton, Franklin, Henniker, Hill, Hopkinton, Newbury, New London, 
Salisbury, Sutton, Warner, Webster, and Wilmot, in the county of 
Merrimack, and Amherst, Antrim, Bennington, Brookline, Deer- 
ing, Francestown, Greenfield, Greenville, Hancock, Hillsborough, 



1881.] 



Chapter 96, 97. 501 



Hollis Lyndeborough, Mason, Milford, Mont Vernon, Nashua New 
Boston, New Ipswich, Peterborough, Sharon, Temp e, Weare, 
Wilton, and Windsor, in the county of Hillsborough, shall consti- 
tute the second district. ,,.,,, r .i « 

Sect. 3. Sections one and two of chapter thirty-three of the ^^-]l^^ 
General Laws of New Hampshire shall be repealed, and tins act cirect-when. 
shall go into effect upon the passage by congress of an apportion- 
ment act allotting to New Hampshire two representatives in con- 
gress. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD. 

Sect I ^^ct. 

1 Militia force reduced to three regiments of 9. Annual encampment. 

infanti-y, one battery, and two compa- 10. Warning for parades-by whom served 



nies of cavalry. 
Aggregate companies of infantry not to 

exceed twenty-four. 
Inspections to be made annually, and re- 
port within thirty days. 
Brigadier-general and brigade staff, bugler, 
and color-sergeant : assistant inspector- 
general subject to detail. 
Regimental field and staff, and non-com- 
missioned staff. 
. Company officers— how nominated and 

commissioned. 
. Property returns— when and by whom 

made. 
. Rent of armories and band-rooms. 



11. How served : return evidence of service : 

penalty for making false return; for 
neglect to warn ; for neglect to make re- 
turn. 

12. Pay and subsistence of militia. 

13. Pay and subsistence at annual parade. 

14. Regimental courts-martial may be ap- 

pointed. 
1.5. Their officers, proceedings, and records. 

16. Oaths and summonses. 

17. Expense of courts-martial. 

18. Governor to issue orders to carry this act 

into effect. 

19. RepeaUng clause : takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. The active militia shall be known and designated as Miutiajorce 
the New Hampshire National Guard, and, on a peace footing, shall tju^ere^iments 
consist of not more than three regiments of infantry, one four gun battery, an'(i_^^ 
battery of light artillery, and two companies of cavalry. oYcavau-y^"'^^ 

Sect. 2. the regiments of infantry shall consist of not less than Aggregate ^^ 
six nor more than ten companies : Provided, the companies of in- ["^"a^fry n^ot^to 
fantry shall not exceed twenty-four in the aggregate. f^^f ^ ^^«'^^y- 

Sect 3 The inspector-general shall make an annual inspection inspections to 
of each troop of cavalry, platoon and battery of light artillery, and ^fi^^nc! report 
company of infantry, and of all other organizations belonging to wuhin thirty 
the national guard, at such time as the commander-in-chief may 
order: Provided, hoioever, that such inspection shall be made on 
or before the first dav of July in each year. He shall also inspect 
all armories, books, records, and military property in possession 



502 - Chapter 97. [1881. 



of each organization, and report to the commander-in-chief, 
through the adjutant-general, within thirty days of such inspec- 
tion, the condition thereof. 
Brigadier-gen- Sect. 4. To cach brigade there shall be a brigadier-general, who 
acie^s1;aff,^"^" shall appoint, and may remove at pleasure, one assistant adjutant- 
or^CTgeant^"^ general, one medical director, each with the rank of lieutenant- 
assistant in- colonel ; one assistant inspector-general, one judge advocate, each 
subject fo'de'^'^ with the rank of major ; one brigade quartermaster, one brigade 
*^^^" commissary, two aids-de-camp, each with the rank of captain. 

There shall also be allowed to each brigade, one brigade bugler 
and one brigade color-sergeant, who shall be regularly enlisted. 
The assistant inspector-general of the brigade shall be liable to be 
detailed as assistant to the inspector-general, in which case he 
will report to the inspector-general direct. 
Regimental Sect. 5. To each regiment of infantry there shall be one colonel, 

and^no^n-conv' ouc lieutenaut-colonel, one major, — and a regimental staff, to be 
missioned staff, appointed by the colonel and removable at his pleasure, to consist 
of one surgeon, with the rank of major ; an assistant surgeon, one 
paymaster, and one chaplain, each with the rank of captain ; an 
adjutant, one quartermaster, who shall act as paymaster when the 
office of paymaster is vacant, with the rank of first lieutenant, — 
all to be commissioned by the governor and commander-in-chief ; 
and a non-commissioned staff, to consist of a sergeant-major, a 
quartermaster-sergeant, a commissary-sergeant, a hospital steward, 
and a drum-major, who shall be regularly enlisted, and appointed 
by warrant of the colonel. 
Company offi- Skct. 6. The captaius and subalterns in the respective regiments 
nominated and ^^^ battalions shall be nominated and recommended by the field 
commissioned, officers, and captains and subaUerns in companies of cavalry or 
platoons of artillery by tlie brigade commander, to the governor, 
who shall issue their commissions upon receipt of such recommen- 
dations. 
Property re- Sect. 7. Eacli compaiiy and platoon commander, the quarter- 

a^™b7whom master of each regiment, and the brigade quartermaster, shall, on the 
made. f^j^g^ Tuesday in April in each year, make and sign a correct return, 

in duplicate, in the form prescribed, of the camp equipage, ord- 
nance, military stores, musical instruments, and other public prop- 
erty in his charge furnished by the state, cause the same to be 
signed and recorded by the clerk, and transmit one copy of the 
return direct to the quartermaster-general, and place the other up- 
on the files of the company, platoon, regiment, or brigade ; — and 
any officer neglecting to make the returns required by law shall 
forfeit the sum of twenty dollars ; but such forfeiture may be re- 
mitted by the commander-in-chief, when, upon a report of the 
facts by the adjutant-general, he deems the neglect excusable. 
Rentofarmo- Sect. 8. The ncccssaiy expense for the rent of an armory for 
rcKfm8°*^ ^"^ ' each company of infantry, not exceeding one hundred dollars a 
year, and for each regimental band-room, not exceeding seventy- 
five dollars a year, and for an armoiy and gun-house of each troop 
of cavalry, platoon or battery of light artilleiy, not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty dollai's a year, and for each battalion, regimen- 
tal, or br'igade head-quarters, not exceeding one hundred dollars a 
year, shall be allowed by the governor, and paid on his order by 



1881.] 



Chapter 97. 503 



the adjutant-general to the commandei- of each brigade, reghnent, 
battalion, troop, battery, platoon, or company. ^ i ^t 

Sect. 9. There shall be an annual encampment of the New ^nn^^i^e^; 
Hampshire National Guard, by brigade, regiments, battalions, or 
otherwise, as the commander-in-chief may (jrdcr, for at least four 
days, at such time as the commander-in-chief may designate. 

Sect. 10. When a platoon, battery, or company is to be paraded, J^^ll'^,';^ 
the commander shall issue his orders to one or more of the ser- whom served, 
geants (excepting the first sergeant), corporals, or privates, not 
exceeding two, of his platoon, battery, or company, requiring them 
to warn the officers, musicians, and privates, whose names are in- 
serted in or annexed to the order, to appear at the time and place 
appointed for parade ; and such sergeants, corporals, or privates 
shall receive the sum of one dollar for such service. 

Sect. 11. Such sergeant, corporal, or private shall warn every How served. 
person whose name is so inserted, by delivering to him in person, 
or leaving at his abode, a written order, at least four days previous 
to the time of such parade. 

The return under oath of the sergeant, corporal, or private, upon J|tarn^evi-_ 
the order directed to him, stating that such notice was given, or a vice. 
copy of the record of such order and return in tbe company books, 
certified by the clerk, is evidence that due notice was given of such 

parade. . 

Any sergeant, corporal, or private, convicted of wiltully making Penalty for^ 
a false return, shall be punished as in other cases of perjury. return" ' 

If any sergeant, corporal, or private shall neglect or refuse to For neglect to 
warn any officer, musician, or private whom he is ordered to warn, 
he shall forfeit the sum of two dollars for each person not warned. 

If any sergeant, corporal, or private refuses or neglects to make Fo^r^^egectto 
due return under oath of any order to him directed, agreeably to "^^ ^ ^® "^ ' 
such order, he shall forfeit two dollars for each person whose 
name is inserted in or annexed to such order, and who does not 
appear at such parade, to be recovered by action of debt by the 
commander; but the commander, for good cause shown withm 
fifteen days, may excuse him. 

Sect. 12. There shall be paid, for subsistence, attendance, and gy and^sub- 
performance of duty, to such officers, non-commissioned officers, miutik. 
musicians, and privates as shall be specially ordered to attend en- 
campments and parades, as is provided in this law, the following 
sum each per day for every day actually on duty, the inspecting 
officer excepted : 

To all non-commissioned officers, luusicians, and privates, mem- 
bers of regimental bands excepted, one dollar. 

To all commissioned officers of the line, two dollars. 
To all field officers below the rank of colonel, three dollars. 
To all commanding officers of regiments, five dollars. 
To all regimental staff officers and the staff officers of a bat- 
talion, two dollars and fifty cents ; and to all non-commissioned 
staff officers, one dollar and twenty-five cents. 

To the brigadier-general or brigade commander, six dollars. 
To all brigade staff officers, four dollars ; and each of the afore- 
said commissioned officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, 
privates, and members of the regimental bands, shall be allowed 



504 



Chapter 97. 



[1881. 



Pay and sub- 
sistence at an- 
nual parade. 



Regimental 
courts-martial 
may be ap- 
pointed. 



Their officers, 
proceedings, 
and records. 



Oaths and 
summonses. 



and paid, when in camp or specially ordered out by the com- 
mander-in-chief, the sum of fifty cents per day for subsistence. 

Sect. 13. All officers, non-commissioned officers, musicians, and 
privates shall be paid each one dollar per day for attendance and 
performance of duty at the annual lialf-day parade required by 
law, and fifty cents each when specially ordered out for inspection 
by order of the commander-in-chief ; but no compensation shall be 
allowed for any other company parade or drill. 

Sect. 14. For the trial of non-commissioned officers, musicians, 
and privates, the commanding officer of any regiment shall, at such 
times and places as may be necessary, appoint a regimental court- 
martial in his regiment, and in like manner the brigade com- 
mander shall appoint a like court-martial for companies of cavalry 
and platoons of artillery in the brigade, excepting such times as 
such company^of cavalry or platoon of artillery are under the im- 
mediate command of the regimental commander. Such court shall 
consist of three commissioned officers, to be appointed by the com- 
mander of the regiment ; and in case of a court ordered for any 
company of cavalry or platoon of artillery, the court shall be ap- 
pointed from any officers of the New Hampshire National Guard. 
Such court shall have power, subject to the approval of the officer 
ordering the court, in the case of a non-commissioned officer, to 
sentence, to be reduced to the ranks with loss of pay, and with the 
approval of the officer appointing such court, and with the approval 
of the commander-in-chief, such court may sentence the accused 
to be dishonorably discharged, or discharged with loss of pay, and 
disqualified from holding office in the New Hampshire National 
Guard. 

Sect. 15. In all courts-martial ordered under the provisions of 
this act, the officer appointing the court shall designate the presi- 
dent and judge-advocate of said court. The arraignment of the 
accused, the proceedings, trial, and record, shall in all respects 
conform to the regulations of courts-martial, unless otherwise pro- 
vided ; and the sentence of such courts sliall be in accordance with 
the nature and degree of the offence, and according to established 
military usage ; but such sentence in time of peace shall not ex- 
tend further than is provided in this act. 

The proceedings and sentence of every court-martial shall, with- 
out delay, be forwarded to the officer appointing the same for re- 
view, who shall immediately approve or disapprove of such pro- 
ceedings and sentence. A roll of the officers of the court, and of 
the accused person or persons, and witnesses appearing before it, 
shall constitute a part of the records of every such court, which 
shall, with the other records and proceedings, be filed with the 
adjutant of the regiment or with^the assistant adjutant-general, as 
the case may require, and copied into his order-book ; and said 
records shall at the same time be forwarded by the adjutant or as- 
sistant adjutant-general to the state. 

Sect. 16. The president of every court-martial, and also the 
judge-advocate, shall have power to administer the oath to wit- 
nesses, and may issue summonses for tlie accused, and all wit- 
nesses whose attendance at such court may in his opinion be 
necessary in behalf of the state, and also on application for all 



1881.] Chapters 98. 505 

witnesses in behalf of the accused person or persons ; and he may 
direct the commanding officer of any company to cause such sum- 
monses to be served on any person who may be a member of his 
company ; and any officer or soldier failing to serve such sum- 
monses as directed, and any witnesses failing to appear when so 
summoned, and not having a sufficient and reasonable excuse in 
the judgment of the officer ordering the court, shall be liable to 
trial by court-martial for disobedience of orders. 

Sect. 17. All courts-martial ordered and convened under the ^^^i^ts martial 
provisions of this act shall be held without cost to the state. 

Sect. 18. The governor is hereby authorized and empowered to ^u/ordersto*^" 
issue such orders for the purpose of carrying into effect the provi- carry this act 
sions of this act as may be necessary. ° °^ ^'^ ' 

Sect. 19. Sections ten and thirteen of chapter ninety-eight of JausS'tlkes 
the General Laws, and an act passed at this session entitled " An eflfect-when. 
act in amendment of chapters 96, 97, 98, 99, 102, and 104 of the 
General Laws, relating to the New Hampshire National Guard," 
and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are here- 
by repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER THIRTY-FIVE OF THE GENERAL LAWS 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, RELATING TO THE APPORTIONMENT OF REPRESENT- 
ATIVES TO THE GENERAL COURT. 



Sect. 

1. Towns entitled to one representative. 

2. To more than one representative. 

3. Having less than six hundred inhabitants, 

and not classed. 



Sect. 

4. Classed towns. 

5. Repealing clause. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. The following named towns, none of which had eigh- Towns entitled 
teen hundred inhabitants, as shown by the census of 1880, may seutativey'^^ 
each elect one representative biennially, — namely, Acworth, Alex- 
andria, Allenstown, Alstead, Alton, Amherst, Andover, Antrim, 
Ashland, Auburn, Bath, Barnstead, Barrington, Bartlett, Bedford, 
Belmont, Berlin, Bethlehem, Boscawen. Bow, Bradford, Brent- 
wood, Bristol, Brookline, Campton, Canaan, Candia, Canterbury, 
Carroll, Charlestown, Chester, Chesterfield, Chichester, Colebrook, 
Columbia, Cornish, Croydon, Concord (Wards 1, 2, 3, and 7), 
Danbury, Danville, Deerfield, Deering, Dunbarton, Durham, Eaton, 
Effingham, Enfield, Epping, Epsom, Fitzwilliam, Francestown, 
Freedom, Fremont, Gilmanton, Gilsum, Goffstowii, Gorham, 
Grafton, Greenfield, Greenland, Greenville, Hampstead, Hampton, 
6 



506 . Chapter 98. [1881. 

Hampton Falls, Hancock, Harrisville, Henniker, Hill, Hillsbor- 
ough, Holderness, Hollis, Hooksett, Hudson, Jaffrey, Jefferson, 
Kensington, Kingston, Keene (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), Lee, 
Lempster, Londonderry, Loudon, Lyman, Lyme, Lyndeborough, 
Marlborough, Marlow, Mason, Merrimack, Milan, Milton, Moulton- 
borough, Nashua (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 7, and 8), New Boston, 
Newcastle, New Durham, New Hampton, New Ipswich, New Lon- 
don, Newton, Northfield, North Hampton, Northumberland, North- 
wood, Nottingham, Orford, Ossipee, Pelham, Piermont, Plainfield, 
Plaistow, Plymouth, Portsmouth (Wards 3 and 4), Raymond, 
Richmond, Rindge, Rollinsford, Rumney, Rye, Salisbury, Sanborn- 
ton, Sandwich, Seabrook, South Newmarket, Springfield, Stark, 
Stewartstown, Stratham, Strafford, Stratford, Sutton, Sunapee, 
Swanzey, Tamworth, Thornton, Tilton, Troy, Tuftonborough, 
Unity, Wakefield, Warner, Warren, Washington, Webster, Went- 
worth, Westmoreland, Wilmot, Wilton, Windham. 
Tomorethau Sect. 2. The following named towns, none of which had thirty 
onerepresenta- j-^^j^^^.g^j inhabitants, as shown by the census of 1880, may elect 
two representatives biennially, — namely. Concord (Ward 5), Con- 
way, Derry, Dover (Wards 1, 2, 3, 4, and 5), Gilford, Hanover, 
Haverhill, Hinsdale, Hopkinton, Lancaster, Lisbon, Littleton, 
Manchester (Wards 1, 2, 7, and 8), Meredith, Milford, Newmar- 
ket, Newport, Pembroke, Peterborough, Pittsfield, Salem, Walpole, 
Weare, Whitefield, Winchester, Wolfeborough ; and the following 
named towns, none of which had forty-two hundred inhabitants, as 
shown by the census of 1880, may elect tliree representatives bien- 
nially, — namely, Concord (Wards 4 and 6), Exeter, Farmington, 
Franklin, Laconia, Lebanon, Manchester (Ward 6), Nashua (Ward 
6), and Portsmouth (Wards 1 and 2) ; and the town of Clare- 
mont, not having fifty-four hundred inhabitants, as shown by the 
census of 1880, may elect four representatives biennially ; and the 
following named towns, none of which had sixty-six hundred in- 
habitants, as shown by the census of 1880, may elect five repre- 
sentatives biennially, — namely, Manchester (Wards 3 and 4), 
Rochester, and Somersworth ; and Ward 5, of Manchester, not 
having seventy-eight hundred inhabitants, as shown by the census 
of 1880, may elect six representatives biennially ; — and none of the 
towns named in this or the preceding section shall elect except as 
herein provided. 
Having less Sect. 3. Of tlic remaining towns, those not having the constitu- 

ito^Jts^amrno?" tioual uumbcr of inliabitants, as shown by the census of 1880, and 
classed. being so situated that they cannot conveniently be classed, those 

hereinafter named are hereby authorized to each elect a represent- 
ative such proportionate part of the time as the number of its 
inhabitants, as shown by the census of 1880, shall bear to six 
hundred ; that it to say, they may elect as follows, namely : 

Atkinson, in the years 1880, 1882, 1886, 1888, 1890 ; 

Benton, in the years 1882, 1886, 1890 ; 

Bennington, in the years 1880, 1884, 1886, 1888, 1890 ; 

Center Harbor, in the years 1880, 1882, 1884, 1888, 1890 ; 

Chatham, in the years 1880. 1882, 1886, 1888, 1892; 

Dublin, ill the years 1880, 1882, 1886, 1888, 1890 ; 

Dalton, in the years 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1890 ; 



1881.] Chapter 98. 507 

Grantham, in the years 1880, 1882, 1884, 1888, 1890 ; 

Goshen, in the years 1880, 1882, 1884, 1886, 1890 ; 

Langdon, in the years 1880, 1884, 1888, 1892 ; 

Litchlield, in the years 1882, 1886, 1890 ; 

Madbury, in the years 1880, 1882, 1886, 1890 ; 

Mont Vernon, in the years 1880, 1882, 1884, 1888, 1890 ; 

Monroe, in the years 1882, 1886, 1890; 

Newington, in the years 1880, 1882, 1886, 1888, 1890 ; 

Newbury, in the years 1882, 1884, 1886, 1890 ; 

Orange, in the years 1882, 1886, 1890 ; 

Sharon, in the years 1880, 1886, 1892 ; 

Sandown, in the years 1880, 1882, 1884, 1888, 1890 ; 

Temple, in the years 1882, 1884, 1888, 1890 : 
and none of said towns named in this section shall elect except as 
herein provided. 

Sect. 4. The following named towns and places, not having the classed towns. 
constitutional number of inhabitants each for a representative in 
the general court, are hereby classed for the election of represent- 
atives, and each class may elect one representative biennially, 
namely : 

CLASS 

1. East Kingston and South Hampton. 

2. Brookfield and Middleton. 

3. Albany and Madison. 

4. Jackson, Hart's Location, and Livermore. 

5. Roxbury, Sullivan, and Surry. 

6. Nelson and Stoddard. 

7. Easton and Landaff. 

8. Bridgewater and Hebron. 

9. Dorchester and Groton. 

10. Franconia and Lincoln. 

11. Ellsworth, Waterville, and Woodstock. 

12. Clarksville and Pittsburg. 

13. Dummer, Errol, Cambridge, Dixville, Millsfield, and Went- 

wortli's Location. 

14. Randolph, Shelburne, Crawford's Grant, Martin's Location, 

Nash and Sawyer's Location, and Thompson and Meserve's 

Purchase. 
Sect. 5. Sections four, five, six, seven, and eighteen of said RepeaUng 
chapter are hereby repealed. 
Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] ' ^^^''- 



508 



Chapters 99, 100. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 99. 



AN ACT PROHIBITING TREASURERS OF SAVINGS BANKS FROM ACTING AS 

PRIVATE BANKERS. 



Sect. 

1. Treasurers of savings banks not to cai-ry 
on private banlsing. 



Sect. 
2. Penalty for violation. 



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

Treasurers^of Sect. 1. No treasurer or person acting as treasurer of any sav- 
notto carry on ings bank sliall carrv on or be engaged in the business of private 
pnyate bank- banking, or suffcr the same to be carried on in the office of such 

bank. 
Peimityforvio- Sect. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall, 
on conviction, be punished by a fine of one thousand dollars, or by 
imprisonment not more than one year, or by both, in the discre- 
tion of the court. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 100. 



AN ACT FOR THE INSPECTION AND LICENSING OF STEAMBOATS AND THEIR 

ENGINEERS. 



Sect. 

1. Inspectors of steamboats to be appointed : 

their duties, &c. 

2. Penalty for using steamboat not inspected. 



Sect. 

3. Compensation of inspectors. 

4. Takes eflfect— when. 



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



Inspectors of 
steamboats to 
be appointed : 
their duties, 
&c. 



Sect. 1. The governor and council shall appoint one or more 
inspectors of steamboats, whose duty it shall be to inspect the 
boilers and engines of any steamboat, and the boat itself, used for 
the carriage of passengers for hire, on any lake, river, or pond in 
the state not subject to the autliority in this respect of the United 
States inspection laws, or where inspections under such laws are 
not regularly made. Said inspectors shall certify as to the safety 
and sufficiency of said boat, its boilers and engines ; shall establish 
the maximum number of passengers it may carry at any one time, 
and such other rules and regulations as may seem proper for such 
boat. The owners or lessees of such boat shall cause a copy of 
such rules and regulations to be posted in a conspicuous place on 
the same. Said owners or lessees shall cause any engineer by 
them employed to be examined as to his competency by said in- 



1881.] 



Chapters 100, 101. 



509 



specters, who shall certify as to the same ; and no person shall act 
as engineer of said boat who has not such certificate. The inspec- 
tion of boilers shall be made annually, and the inspection of the 
boat itself and its engines shall be made biennially ; and no certifi- 
cate as to the safety and sufficiency of any boiler shall be available 
after one year from its date, nor any other certificate after two 
years from its date. 

Sect. 2. If any person shall be convicted of using any such Penalty for 
steamboat for the carriage of passengers for hire which has not ,™n^,\^?^- 
been duly inspected as to its boilers and engines and the boat it- spected. 
self, within the period and in all respects as provided in this act, 
or shall be convicted of employing on such boat any engineer not 
having a certificate as herein required, shall be punished by fine 
not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not ex- 
ceeding one year, or by both said punishments. 

Sect. 3. Said inspector or inspectors shall be allowed six cents compensation 
per mile travel to and from such boat, by the most direct route, of inspectors. 
and the sum of five dollars for each boat inspected and certified, 
and one dollar for each engineer's certificate, which sums shall be 
paid by the owners or lessees of the boat inspected ; and all in- 
spectors' bills for such fees shall be subject to revision by the gov- 
ernor and council in case of any complaint. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect January 1, A. D. 1882. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



Takes effect— 
when. 



CHAPTER 101. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER THIRTEEN OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
ENTITLED "THE STATE TAX AND STATE REVENUES," AND IN RELATION 
TO THE TREASURY FEE FOR PRIVATE ACTS. 



Sect. 

1. Time for paying tax on acts of incorpora- 
tion extended. 



Sect. 
6. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. No private act passed at the June session of the legis- ^™fa*°^P|^jg 
lature of 1881, or at any subsequent session of the legislature of of°incorpora- 
this state, for which enactment fees are now required to be paid to tion extended. 
the state treasurer, according to the provisions of section five of 
chapter thirteen of the General Laws, shall become null and void 
if the same shall have been paid within thirty days after the ex- 
piration of the session at which such act may have been passed. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act RepeaUng 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pass- effecl^when? 
age. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



510 



Chapters 102, 103. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 102. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION SEVENTEEN OF CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED AND 
NINE OF THE GENERAL LAWS, CONCERNING THE SALE OF SPIRITUOUS OR 
INTOXICATING LIQUOR. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Local option touching cider and beei- re- 2. Takes eflfect— wlien. 
pealed. I 

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



touchin|"ider Sect. 1. Sectioii Seventeen of chapter one hundred and nine of 

and beer re- the General Laws is hereby repealed. 

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

"■""" [Approved August 19, 1881.] 



when. 



CHAPTER 103. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF DEPOSITORS IN SAVINGS BANKS. 



Sect. 

1. Bank commissioners liable to fine for mak- 

ing false statement of condition of bank. 

2. Books to be kept so as to show amount 

due each depositor, and to identify as- 
sets. 

3. Note of savings bank not to be given, ex- 

cept. 



Sect. 

4. Trustees to examine and publish condi- 

tion of bank. 

5. Annual return to the state treasurer, &c. 

6. Presidents and trustees may be paid. 

7. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Bank commis- 
sioners liable 
to fine for mak- 
ing false state- 
ment of condi- 
tion of bank. 



Books to be 
kept so as to 
show amount 
due each de- 
positor, and to 
identify assets. 



Note of savings 
bank not to be 
given, except. 



Sect. 1. Any bank commissioner who shall, in the annual re- 
port of the bank commissioners, make a statement which purports 
to be the condition of a bank without having fully and carefully 
examined said bank, or who shall make a false statement of the 
condition of any bank with intent to deceive, shall be subject to a 
fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or imprisonment not ex- 
ceeding five years for each offence. 

Sect, 2 Treasurers of savings banks shall keep their books in 
such manner that the amount due each depositor may be readily 
ascertained. The books of every savings bank shall contain the 
names and dates upon the notes and acceptances owned by them, 
and the numbers upon their bonds and upon their certificates of 
stock, so that the identity of such assets, and the fact of owner- 
ship, and the date of purchase can be readily ascertained. 

Sect. 8. No savings bank shall hire money, or give the note of 
such bank, except by vote of the trustees ; and all notes given by 



1881.] Chapters 103, 104. 511 

any savings bank shall be signed by the treasurer and shall be 
countersigned by the president and two trustees. 

Sect. 4. The trustees of savings banks shall make a thorough Trustees to ex- 
examination of the affairs of their respective banks once in every il™h"^onmtion'' 
six months, and a report of such examination, signed by a com- cf '^ank. 
mittee of the trustees, shall be returned to the bank commission- 
ers ; and a copy of said report sliall be published by the bank in a 
newspaper in the place where such bank is situated, or if there be 
no newspaper in such place, then in a newspaper published at the 
nearest place thereto. 

Sect. 5. The treasurers of savings banks shall, in making the Annual return 

> p to tilG BtlltC 

annual returns required by chapter sixty-five, section seven, of treasurer, &c. 
General Laws, make said returns in conformity with blanks fur- 
nished by the state treasurer ; and in taxing the deposits in sav- 
ings banks, the amount of all real estate owned by said banks, as 
shown by their books, shall be deducted. 

Sect. 6. Savings banks may pay their presidents and trustees presidents and 
such reasonable compensation for services rendered as they may beTaw! ™^^ 
think just ; and they shall receive no commissions or emoluments 
from any other source. 

Sect. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect effecft^when! 
upon its passage. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO RAILROAD BRIDGES. 

SECT. 1 Sect. 

1. Railroads to erect bridge-guards : penalty 2. Takes effect— when, 
for neglect. I 

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

Sect. 1. That every railroad corporation shall erect and main- Railroads to 
tain suitable bridge-guards at every bridge or other structure, any gua'rd^s'i'Jfu^^^^ 
portion of which crosses the railroad less than eighteen feet above ty for neglect. 
the track, such guards to be approved by the board of railroad 
commissioners, and to be erected and adjusted to their satisfaction. 
Any corporation which refuses or neglects to comply with the pro- 
visions of this act shall for each month of continuance in such 
neglect or refusal forfeit the sum of fifty dollars ; and whoever 
shall wilfully destroy or break any such bridge-guard shall forfeit 
a sum not exceeding one hundred dollars, and be liable to impris- 
onment not exceeding thirty days. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect December 1, 1881. Sn! *'^^'''~ 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



512 



Chapters 105, 106. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 105. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON. 



Sect. 

1. $3,700 appropriated for putting in boiler. 

2. $300 for library. 

3. Money to be expended by governor and 

council. 



Sect. 

4. Governor authorized to draw his war- 

rant. 

5. Takes effect— when. 



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



$3,700 appro- 
priated for 
putting in boil- 
er. 



$300 for libra- 
ry. 



Money to be 
expended by 
governor and 
council. 

Governor au- 
thorized to 
draw his war- 
rant. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the sum of thirty-seven hundred dollars be and 
the same is hereby appropriated to the New Hampshire State 
Prison for the purpose of putting in an additional boiler, connec- 
tions, and boiler-house, and for such other purposes as shall be 
deemed for the best interests of the institution by the governor 
and council. 

Sect. 2. That the further sum of three hundred dollars be and 
the same is hereby appropriated for the benefit of the prison library 
for the two ensuing years. 

Sect. 3. That all the moneys appropriated by this act shall be 
expended under the direction and at the discretion of the governor 
and council. 

Sect. 4. That the governor is hereby authorized and empowered 
to draw from time to time by his warrant said sums, or so much 
thereof as he may think necessary, from the treasury of the state, 
out of any money therein not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR AND REGULATING THE TRIAL BY JURY IN CERTAIN 

CASES. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Corporations have same right to trial by 2. Repealing clause, 
jury as other parties. | 3. Takes effect— when. 

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



Corporations Sect. 1. That municipal and all other corporations and quasi 

right to trial by corporations, ill all actions at law in which they are parties, either 

parties.""^*^"^ plaintiff or defendant, and also the other party to the same action, 

shall have the same right to a trial by jury that any other party 

has under the constitution, where the damages demanded are one 

hundred dollars or more. 



1881.] Chapters 106, 107, 108. 613 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^,^p^|"°& 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, and shall not Takes effect- 
apply to actions at law now pending. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 107. 

JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE HOSPITALITIES OF THE STATE OF NEW 
HAMPSHIRE TO HIS EXCELLENCY THE PRESIDENT OF THE UNITED STATES. 

Preamble; hospitality of the state tendered to the President of the United States. 

Whereas, It is currently reported that His Excellency James A. Preamble. 
Garfield, President of the United States, intends visiting New 
England some time during the month of July, and whereas the 
people of New Hampshire have always paid due respect to the 
chief executive of the nation, without distinction of party ; there- 
fore be it 

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

That a joint committee, consisting of three members of the f^eSe\1n°* 
senate and seven members of the house of representatives, be ap- '^^^^l^l^^^^^^^ 
pointed by the president of the senate and the speaker of the house the united 
respectively to communicate with President Garfield, and extend ^'■^'^®- 
to him the hospitality of the state, and invite him to visit the legis- 
lature at the capital, if consistent with his prior arrangements, 
while sojourning in New England. 

[Approved July 1, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 108. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE LIBRARY. 

$500 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars be and the same is hereby $5oo appropri- 
appropriated in each of the years 1881 and 1882 for the use of the 
state library, to be expended by the trustees thereof in purchasing 
and binding books for said library. 

[Approved July 1, 1881.] 



514 



Chapter 109. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 109. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE ATTEMPTED ASSASSINATION OF THE 
PRESIDENT or THE UNITED STATES. 

Sentiments of the people of New Hampshire on the attempt to assassinate the President of the 
United States; people urged not to attribute the assault to political conspiracy or sectional 
animosity; governor requested to transmit the same to secretary of state at Washington. 

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



Sentiments of 
the people of 
New Hamp- 
shire on the at- 
tempt to assas- 
sinate the Pres- 
dent of the 
United States. 



People urged 
not to attribute 
the assault to 
political con- 
spiracy or sec- 
tional animosi- 
ty. 



Governor re- 
quested to 
transmit the 
same to secre- 
tary of state at 
Washington. 



That the people of New Hampshire and this legislature have 
heard with the deepest sensibility and grief of the attempted assas- 
sination of the President of the United States ; that we express our 
abhorrence of the causeless and atrocious crime of thus assailing 
the life of a president, who, by his tolerant, generous, and patriotic 
administration of his high office, has made himself beloved by the 
whole people ; and that we utter our heart-felt entreaties to the all- 
wise Ruler of the universe that the stricken sufferer may soon be 
relieved from physical pain, and speedily restored, in health and 
strength, to his family, his friends, and the nation. 

Resolved, That in this hour of national anxiety and sorrow, we 
deprecate hasty and injurious attempts to attribute the tragic as- 
sault upon the president to any political conspiracy, or to either 
factional or sectional animosity ; and we urge the people of our 
own and other states not to yield to feelings of passion or despond- 
ency. Whatever may result to the president, the republic will live. 
On July 4, 1860, at Ravenna, Ohio, he who now lies prostrate no- 
bly and truly said, " Individuals may wear for a time the glory of 
our institutions, but they carry it not with them to the grave." In 
his words of wisdom and hope the nation will find peace and 
strength. 

Resolved, That the governor be requested to transmit the fore- 
going resolution to the national secretary of state, with the request 
that he will, whenever it may be appropriate, express to the presi- 
dent our sorrow, sympathy, and hope in his behalf ; and will also 
communicate our earnest feelings to the family, who so anxiously 
watch and wait for his recovery. 

[Approved July 6, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 110, 111. 515 



CHAPTER 110. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PRESENTATION OF REPORTS AND STATUTES BY 
THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE TO THE STATE OF MINNESOTA. 

State publiciitions presented to the state of Minnesota. 

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

That the governor, in order to supply the loss incurred by the state pubiica- 
burning of the Minnesota state library, is hereby authorized to Ke^Seor^ 
present to the state of Minnesota a full set of New Hampshire Re- Minnesota, 
ports, together with any digests and collections of statutes of 
which the state now possesses duplicate copies ; and the governor 
is authorized to draw his warrant upon the treasurer for such sum 
as may be necessary to carry out this resolution. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 111. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF THE ASHUELOT SAVINGS BANK. IN 

WINCHESTER. 

Preamble ; state tax reduced fifty per cent. 

Whereas, The assignee of the Ashuelot Savings Bank in Win- preamble. 
Chester made returns to the state treasurer that the sums standing 
to the credit of depositors in said bank on the first day of April, 
1881, amounted in the aggregate to three hundred twenty-one 
thousand seven hundred five dollars and seventy-six cents, upon 
which sum the said savings bank is liable to pay a tax of one per 
cent, to the state ; and 

Whereas, Said bank has been shown to be insolvent, and has 
been prohibited by the supreme court from transacting business, 
and placed in the hands of an assignee ; and it appearing that upon 
settlement of its affairs little if any more than fifty per cent, of 
the whote amount of its deposits will be realized ; and 

Whereas, It is unjust that the depositors should 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 tax re- 
from the said Ashuelot Savings Bank in Winchester one per cent, cent!*^ ^^^ ^^^ 
upon the sum of one hundred sixty thousand eight hundred 
fifty-two dollars and eighty-eight cents, in full of all claim upon 
said bank for the current year. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



516 



Chapters 112, 113. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 112. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PAINTING OF THE FENCE AROUND THE DUSTON 

MONUMENT, 

$20 appropriated. 

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



$20 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of twenty dollars be and hereby is appropriated 
for the painting of the fence around and enclosing the Duston 
monument ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant for the same, said sum to be expended under and by the 
direction of the governor. 

[Approved July 21, ISsl.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE ADJUTANT-GENERAL'S DEPARTMENT. 

$300 for clerical expenses. 

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



$300 for cleri 
cal expenses. 



That the sum of three hundred dollars be allowed annually for 
two years for the clerical expenses of the adjutant-general's depart- 
ment, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated, and that the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 114, 115. 517 



CHAPTER 114. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' ASSOCIA- 
TION. 

$3,000 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three thousand dollars be and hereby is appro- ^^:^g|PP™" 
priated, out of such funds as are not otherwise appropriated, to 
the New Hampshire Veterans' Association, for the erection of suit- 
able barracks upon and fitting up the grounds of said association 
for the use of the veterans in their annual reunions and gather- 
ings ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for 
the same. Said appropriation shall be expended and controlled 
by an agent appointed by the governor, and under his super- 
vision and direction. And if at any future time said association 
shall cease to occupy said grounds for the purposes of said associ- 
ation, by reason of having become extinct or from other cause, the 
property shall revert to the state of New Hampshire. This resolu- 
tion shall be in force upon its passage. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 115. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO PROCURING EQUIPMENTS FOR THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD. 

$10,000 appropriated. 

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

That the governor is hereby authorized to procure such clothing 
and camp and garrison equipage and equipments as may be nec- 
essary to enable the New Hampshire National Guard to perform 
camp duty. 

To enable the governor to carry into effect this resolution, the sum $io,ooo appro- 
not exceeding ten thousand dollars is hereby appropriated, and the p"''^''^^- 
governor is authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



518 



Chapters 116, 117. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 116. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE REFUNDING TO EXPRESS COMPANIES 
AND EXPRESSMEN CERTAIN TAXES PAID BY THEM UNDER CHAPTER SIXTY- 
THREE OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 

Preamble ; taxes refunded. 

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



Preamble. 



Taxes refund- 
ed. 



That whereas chapter sixty-three of the General Laws, entitled 
" Taxation or licensing of express companies and expressmen," 
has been held by the supreme court to be unconstitutional ; and 
whereas under said act taxes were assessed against certain express 
companies and expressmen for the years ending June, 1880, and 
June, 1881, and duly paid into the treasury ; therefore, — 

Resolved^ That the several amounts so paid as taxes or licenses, 
with interest thereon from the time of payment, be refunded to 
said express companies and expressmen so paying such taxes or 
license ; that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated, and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 117. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING AN INQUIRY CONCERNING THE DESTRUCTION 
OF FORESTS, AND THE WISDOM AND NECESSITY OF FOREST LAWS. 

Commission to inquire concerning destruction of forests. 

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



Commission 
to inquire con- 
cerning de- 
struction of 
forests. 



That the governor and such associates as he may appoint to act 
with him are hereby constituted a commission to institute an in- 
quiry into the extent to which the forests of New Hampshire are 
being destroyed by the indiscriminate cutting of wood and timber 
for transportation to other states ; also, into the effect, if any, pro- 
duced by the destruction of our forests upon our rain-fall, and con- 
sequently upon our ponds and streams ; and into the wisdom or 
necessity for the adoption of forest laws. Said commission shall 
serve without compensation or expense to the state, and shall 
make a report to the legislature, which shall be prepared at least 
sixty days before the session of June, 1883 : and the state printer 
shall print for public distribution, under the direction of said com- 
mission, as many copies of such report as the commission ma^ 
order. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 118, 119. 519 



CHAPTER 118. 

JOINT KESOLUTFON IN REFERENCE TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE GEOLOGICAL 
WORKS AMONG THE PUPIilC LIBRARIES OF THE STATE. 

Distribution of State Geology. 

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

That the governor and council be and are hei-eby authorized to 1*^^^*^ ^g^jg" "* 
present to eacli public library in this state, as they in their discre- 
tion may think proper, one set of the Hitchcock geological works. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 119. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING FIFTEEN HUNDRED DOLLARS TO PAY 
FOR NEEDED REPAIRS ON THE STATE-HOUSE. 

$1,500 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of fifteen hundred dollars be and the same is here- $i,5oo appro- 
by appropriated out of any money in the state ti'easury for the pur- ^"^ ® 
pose of defraying the expense of necessary repairs upon the state- 
house ; that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant there- 
for ; and that the governor and his council superintend the laying 
out of said money, or so much thereof as may be needed to put the 
state-house in suitable repair ; and if all of said sum is not so need- 
ed, then the unexpended balance shall be covered back into the 
treasury, and this i-esolution shall be in force upon its passage. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



520 



Chapters 120, 121, 122. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 120. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE PRISONERS' AID ASSOCIATION. 
$400 appropriated. 

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



$400 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of four hundred dollars be appropriated for the use 
of the Prisoners' Aid Association during the coming two years ; 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
same upon any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 121. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 
$3,500 appropriated. 



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



$3,500 appro- 
priated. 



That the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars be and the same is 
hereby appropriated to the State Normal School for the purpose of 
repairing the buildings, supplying water, and putting steam heat- 
ing apparatus into the school building ; and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved August 3, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 122. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF RAILROAD TAXES. 



Treasurer to distribute railroad taxes according to decision of supreme court ; liow distributed. 

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

Treasurer to 

distribute rail- That the state treasurer, in the distribution of railroad taxes the 
cording to de- present year, be authorized to adjust all cases where appeals have 
premecouxt. been taken from the assessments of the State Board of Equaliza- 



1881.] Chapters 122, 128. 521 

tion ill previous years, and where a decision of the supreme court 
has been obtained upon the appellant's filing with the state treas- 
urer an attested copy of the decision or judgment of the supreme 
court. 

In the adjustment hereby authorized, the state treasurer, in all now aistrib- 
cases where by the decision of the supreme court it appears that 
the tax due in previous years is in excess of tlie sum paid, sliall 
add such excess, witli interest thereon from the time it was due, 
to the assessment of the present year, and treat tlie sum as the tax 
of the present year for the purposes of distribution ; and in all 
cases where the supreme court has decided that the tax paid in 
previous years is in excess of the amount due, the state treasurer 
shall deduct such excess with interest from the time it was j)aid 
from the assessment of the present year, and treat the balance as 
the tax of the present year for the purposes of distribution. 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 123. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE PRESERVATION AND PUBLICATION OF 
PORTIONS OF THE EARLY STATE AND PROVINCIAL RECORDS AND OTHER 
STATE PAPERS OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Editor of state papers to be appointed ; papers to be published and disti-ibuted. 

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

That his excellency the governor be hereby authorized and em- Editor of state 
powered, with the advice and consent of the council, to employ appointed. 
some suitable person — and fix his compensation, to be paid out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated — to collect, 
arrange, transcribe, and superintend the publication of such por- 
tions of the early state and provincial records and other state 
papers of New Hampshire as the governor may deem proper ; and Papers to be 
that eight hundred copies of each volume of the same be printed Sistrlbifted'^.'^ 
by the state printer, and distributed as follows : namely, one copy 
to each city and town in the state, one copy to such of the public 
libraries of this state as the governor may designate, fifty copies 
to the New Hampshire Historical Society, and the remainder 
placed in the custody of the state librarian, who is hereby author- 
ized to exchange the same for similar publications by other states. 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



522 



Chapters 124, 125. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 124. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ERVILL A. WALTON. 
$600 appropriated for injuries received in line of duty. 

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

$600 appropri- That the sum of six hundred dollars be allowed and paid to Er- 

ries^rece/ved viU A. Walton, of Dover, for injuries received by him while in the 

in line of duty, (discharge of his duty as a member of the New Hampshire National 

Guard, and for expenses consequent upon such injury; and the 

governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor, 

[Approved August 4, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 125. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR FKANCONIA 
NOTCH ROAD IN THE TOWN OF LINCOLN. 

$300 appropriated anniially. 

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



$300 appropri- 
ated annually. 



That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is here- 
by appropriated for the purpose of repairing the road through 
Franconia Notch, so called, in the town of Lincoln, for the year 
1881, and the same sum for the year 1882, and that the same be 
paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
to be expended by an agent to be appointed by the governor and 
council for that purpose. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 126, 127. 523 



CHAPTER 126. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS YEARLY, FOR 
THE YEARS 1881 AND 1882, TO REPAIR ROADS IN RANDOLPH. 

$400 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of four hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- $400 appropri- 
ated to repair roads and bridges in the town of Randolph yearly, '''^'^'^• 
for the years 1881 and 1882 ; and the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same on any moneys in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 127. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF MONEY FOR THE REPAIR OF 
ROADS THROUGH THE WHITE MOUNTAIN NOTCH AND VICINITY. 

Fabyan's to Crawford House, $250; Crawford to Willey House, $350; Willey House to north 

line of Bartlett, $300. 

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

That there is hereby appropriated for the purpose of repairing Fabyan's to 
roads in the vicinity of the White Mountains, for the years 1881 Btoi^e°$250. 
and 1882, for each year, the following sums and for the following 
roads : For the main road between the Fabyan House and the 
Crawford House, two hundred and fifty dollars ; for the road lead- Crawford to 
ingfrom the north line of Bartlett to the Willey House, three hun- S^^^"'"'^' 
dred dollars ; for the road leading from the Willey House to the -^viiiey House 
Crawford House, three hundred and fifty dollars — so much of said to north line of 
sums to be expended on said roads as the governor shall think 
necessary ; and the governor may appoint an agent or agents to 
make such repairs, and is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for said several sums. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



524 



Chapters 128, 129. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 128. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE DIXVILLE AND MILLSFIELD ROADS 

IN COOS COUNTY. 

$250 for DixviUe and $50 for Millsfleld roada. * 

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



$250 for Dlx- 
ville and $50 
for MiUsfield 
roads. 



That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated for the purpose of repairing the Dixville 
road in Coos county, the sum of fifty dollars for the repair of 
MiUsfield road in Coos county, for the year 1881 and the same 
amounts for 1882, — said several sums to be expended by an agent 
or agents to be appointed by the governor, and to be paid out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 129. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION TO REPAIR THE HIGHWAY LEAD- 
ING FROM NEAR ERROL BRIDGE DOWN THE ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER TO THE 
EAST LINE OF DUMMER. 

$G00 appropriated for road in Errol. 

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



$600 appropri- 
ated for road 
in Errol. 



That the sum of six hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
ated for the repair of the new highway leading from the old road 
near tlie dwelling-house of Luman H. Grover in Errol, down the 
Androscoggin river to the east line of Dummer ; and the governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same on any 
moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 130, 131. 625 



CHAPTER 130. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF THE 
BATTLE OF COWPENS, AT SPARTANBURG, SOUTH CAROLINA. 

Preamble ; $250 appropriated. 

Whereas, The centennial celebration of the brilliant victory of Preamble. 
the American colonists on the field of Cowpens has been recently 
celebrated ; and whereas, the original thirteen colonies have been 
requested to make a small contribution for the purpose of provid- 
ing a suitable base for the monument erected upon the field ; and 
whereas, all of the said colonies, with the exception of New Hamp- 
shire, have contributed for the purpose, — therefore, be it 

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

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be and the same $250 appropri- 
is hereby appropriated as the contribution of New Hampshire for ^^'^^' 
the purpose stated ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant upon the treasury for the same out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 131. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR REPAIRING THE HIGHWAY 
BETWEEN ERROL DAM IN ERROL, AND WENTWORTH'S LOCATION. 

$200 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same hereby is $200 appropri- 
appropriated from any sum in the treasury not otherwise expend- ^^^'^' 
ed, to be laid out in repairing the highway between Errol dam in 
Errol, and the south line of Wentworth's Location, for the years 
1881 and 1882. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



526 



Chapters 132, 133. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 132. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF PETER SANBORN, LATE STATE TREAS- 
URER. 

Treasurer to cancel bonds and pay late treasurer. 

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



Treasurer to 
cancel bonds 
and pay late 
treasurer. 



That the state treasurer be and hereby is authorized and direct- 
ed to cancel on his books bonds Nos. 212, 282, and 283, each for 
one thousand dollars, due July 1st, 1869, and to pay to Peter San- 
born, late treasurer, the amount of said bonds, with interest to 
July 1st, 1881, on his giving a bond, to be approved by the governor 
and council, to indemnify the state should any of the above men- 
tioned bonds be presented for payment. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 133. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ANN COLE. 
$100 appropriated. 

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



$100 appropri 
ated. 



That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated and is 
hereby allowed to Ann Cole, of Madbury, as a relief to her for loss 
incurred by reason of injuries done a horse of said Ann Cole, 
while in the service of Co. A, 2d Light Battery, at the annual 
muster at Concord, in September, 1880, and that the governor be 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 134, 135. ^27 



CHAPTER 134. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION AT YORK- 
TOWN, VIRGINIA. 

Governor and staff requested to attend Yorktown centennial. 

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

That his excellency the governor, accompanied by his staff, be «Xr"qu7s?e1i 
reqnested to attend the celebration, in October next, of the one to^J^t^ndj^k- 
hundredth anniversary of the surrender of the British army at ^^x_ 
Yorktown, Virginia; and that he also be authorized to detail, to 
take part in such celebration, three companies of fifty men each, 
with officers appropriate to such a detachment, with a band, from 
the New Hampshire National Guard ; and that in order to provide 
the necessary transportation and subsistence for the officers and 
soldiers so attending, the governor be and he hereby is authorized 
to draw his warrant" upon the treasury for the requisite sums, not 
exceeding seven thousand dollars, the final accounts and vouchers 
for all expenditures to be audited and approved by the governor 
and council. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 135. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SOLON A. CARTER. 

$500 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars be allowed Solon A. Car- Jt^oo^^PP'-^P'^^- 
ter in full of his claim for clerical expenses in the registration of 
bonds and the rearrangement of the records and vouchers of the 
treasury department ; and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the payment of the same out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



628 



Chapters 136, 137. 



[1881. 



»600 for clerical 
expenses. 



CHAPTER 136. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE TREASURY DEPARTMENT. 

$500 for clerical expenses. 

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

That in consequence of the largely increased labors of the state 
treasurer, by reason of the registration of state bonds and the pay- 
ment of semi-annual interest on the same, and tlie performance of 
the duties of treasurer of the state prison, the sum of five hun- 
dred dollars is hereby annually appropriated for the clerical ex- 
penses of that department ; and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the payment of the same out of any money 
in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 137. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE PORTSMOUTH TRUST AND GUARANTEE 

COMPANY, 



Preamble ; tax remitted. 

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

Preamble. Whereas, The Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company, doing 

business as a savings bank at Portsmouth, in our county of Rock- 
ingham, has, by reason of the foreclosure of mortgages taken as 
security for loans by it made, been compelled to invest in real 
estate situated in the state of Massachusetts a portion of its depos- 
its and accumulations, amounting on the first day of April, 1881, 
to the sum of one hundred twenty-four thousand eighty-two dollars 
and sixty-eight cents ; and 

Whereas, Said Trust and Guarantee Company is compelled to 
pay a tax upon said real estate in Massachusetts largely in excess 
of a sum equal to one per cent, upon the sum so invested ; and 

AVhereas, Said real estate is generally unproductive, and said 
company intends to dispose of and sell the same as soon as it can 
reasonably do so, — 
Tax remitted. Rcsolvcd, That the tax of one per cent, upon said sum of one 
hundred twenty-four thousand eighty-two dollars and sixty-eight 
cents for the year 1881 be and the same hereby is remitted to 
said Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company, and tlie state treas- 
urer is hereby directed to enforce the payment of one per cent, 
upon the balance of said company's deposits and accumulations 
only. 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 138, 139. 529 

CHAPTER 138. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CLAIM OF HORATIO McINTIRE. 
Executive to audit and pay claim, if just. 

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

That the governor and council are hei^eby authorized to examine Executive to 
and audit the claim of Horatio Mclntire for services rendered and claim, Tf ju^t! 
money expended by said Mclntire for the state ; and if said claim 
or any part thereof be found due said Mclntire, the governor is 
hereby authorized to pay the same out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated, with interest thereon. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 139. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO APPROPRIATE FIFFY DOLLARS ANNUALLY, FOR 1881 
AND 1882, TO REPAIR THE HIGHWAY IN RANDOLPH. 

$50 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of fifty dollars annually, for the years 1881 and ssoappropn- 
1882, be and the same is hereby appropriated for the repair of the 
highway known as the Pinkham Notch road in the town of Ran- 
dolph ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same upon any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



530 



Chapters 140, 141. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 140. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHOEIZING THE GOVERNOR TO APPOINT SUITABLE 
PERSONS TO EXAMINE INTO THE CONDITION OF INSANE IN THE COUNTY 
ALMS-HOUSES IN THIS STATE. 

Commission to be appointed; their duties and compensation. 

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



Commission to 
be appointed. 



Tlieir duties. 



Their compen- 
sation. 



That the governor, with the advice of the council, shall, on or 
before the first day of October next, appoint three competent per- 
sons, of whom one shall be a physiciaan, one a lawyer, and the 
third a man of general business experience, whose duty it shall be 
to visit the several county alms-houses in the state, examine into 
the condition of every insane person there detained, and report to 
the governor and council, on or before the first day of May, 1883, 
the number, condition, the manner of care, and treatment of all 
such persons, together with such recommendations relative to a 
modification or improvement of the same as from their investiga- 
tions they may deem necessary ; which report, with such suggest- 
ions as he may think advisable, the governor shall cause to be 
printed and laid before the legislature at its next session. 

The persons so appointed shall receive no compensation for their 
services, but shall be paid their necessary travelling expenses from 
the treasury of the state. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 141 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS RELATING TO FISHWAYS. 



Sect. 
1. Owners of dams on Contoocook river not 

required to build fishways: repealing 

clause. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Owners of dams Sect. 1. The owncrs of dams upon the Contoocook river shall 

on^Contoocook not bc required to build or maintain fishways for the period of two 

(juired to build years, nor until the governor and council shall issue a proclama- 

fashways. ^j^^-^ ^^y^X in their opinion the public good requires the building 

and maintaining of the same ; and the owners of such dams shall 

be allowed six months from the date of such proclamation in 

which to erect and complete such fishways before they shall be 



1881.] Chapters 141, 142, 143. 631 

liable to any fine or action for neglect to build and maintain the 

same : and all acts inconsistent witli the provisions of this act are Kepeaiing 

1 , , , "■ clause. 

hereby repealed. 

Skct. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. ^akes eftect- 
[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 142. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF FRANKLIN P. KELLOM. 

$8.54 appropriated to pay expense of proviug right to seat in house. 

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

That the sum of eight dollars and fifty-four cents be allowed «8-54appropri- 
Franklin P. Kellom, in full for expenses incurred in proving his penseof'prov- 
right to a seat in this house ; and the governor is hereby author- In hols^eV" ^^''^ 
ized to draw his warrant for the above sum. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 143. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN H. BEACHAM. 

$87.30 appropriated to pay expense of contesting seat in house. 

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

That the sum of eighty-seven dollars and thirty cents be allowed $87.30appropri- 
John H. Beacham for expenses incurred in contesting the right of pense of con-^' 
Joseph Q. Roles to a seat in the house of representatives from the housed ^^'^^ "* 
town of Ossipee, and that the governor be authorized to draw his 
warrant for the same. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



532 . Chapters 144, 145. [1881. 



CHAPTER 144. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEWIS W. HOLMES. 

$100 appropriated for services as reporter. 

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

SedKe?vi"c- That Lewis W. Holmes be allowed the sum of one hundred dol- 
es as reporter, lars for acting as reporter in the senate during this session of the 
legislature, in accordance with a vote passed by the senate to that 
effect, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated ; and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 145. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN UNDERHILL AND OTHERS. 
Appropriations to pay sergeant-at-arms, door-keepers, messengers, &c. 

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

Appropriation That Joliu Underbill be allowed the sum of two hundred and 
at-arius, door- eighty-sevcn dollars and twenty cents ; George A. Dickey, two 
^ei^llrl.'&c?' hundred and eighty-six dollars and sixty-six cents ; Charles M. 
Home, two hundred and ninety-four dollars ; Norris A. Dunklee, 
two hundred and eighty dollars and twenty cents ; Arthur F. Den- 
nett, one hundred and sixty dollars and twenty cents ; Charles W. 
Bickford, one hundred and sixty-three dollars and sixty cents ; 
Charles E. Harrington, two hundred and forty dollars and twenty 
cents ; William B. Fellows, two hundred and ninety-two dollars ; 
Lyman S. Hayes, two hundred and ninety-six dollars ; Arthur 
Greeley, two hundred and eighty dollars and twenty cents ; John 
K. Stokes, three hundred dollars ; J. Henry Nye, two hundred and 
eighty dollars and twenty cents ; Charles T. Lane, two hundred 
and forty-one dollars and fifty cents; William A. Caswell, twenty- 
two dollars and fifty cents ; George A. Perkins, twenty dollars and 
seventy cents ; Frank B. Sinclair, four dollars ; George H. Bart- 
lett, eighteen dollars and ninety cents ; William E. Barrett, eigh- 
teen dollars ; the Republican Press Association, five hundred and 
three dollars and seventy cents ; John B. Clarke, five hundred and 
three dollars and seventy cents ; Charles C. Pearson, five hundred 
and three dollars and seventy cents ; the Union Publishing Com- 
pany, five hundred and three dollars and seventy cents ; Alpheus 



\i 



1881.] Chapters 145, 146, 147. 633 

W. Baker, eighty-seven dollars ; Norman G. Carr, five dollars ; H. 
H. Aldricli, sixty-two dollars and sixteen cents ; Jolin F. Scott, 
one hundred and one dollars and nine cents ; G. H. H. Silsby & 
Son, two hundred and thirty-five dollars and fifty-nine cents ; Ed- 
son C Eastman, eighteen dollars and ninety-five cents ; Frederick 
S. Crawford, eighteen dollars ; Charles Spaulding, ninety-seven 
dollars and twenty-five cents ; James Merrill, three hundred dol- 
lars ; I. W. Hammond, two hundred dollars ; and that the same 
be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- 
ated, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE ENLARGEMENT OF THE STATE LIBRARY. 

Executive requested to have prepared plaus for increased library accommodations. 

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

That the subject of enlarging the accommodations for the state Executive re- 
library be referred to the governor and council, who are hereby prs^paredpian^ 
requested to have prepared plans and estimates for a new state for increased 

Ti iMT ^T • 1 -I library accom- 

library building, or additions to the present state-house, and to modations. 
submit their report to the next legislature. 
[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 147. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES G. EMMONS, JAMES E. DODGE, 
EDWIN F. JONES, AND LEWIS W. HOLMES. 

Appropriations to pay for extra services of clerks and assistant clerks of senate and house. 

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

That Charles G. Emmons, clerk of the house of representatives, Appropriations 
be allowed the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars ; James E. servtces*of^^ ^^ 
Dodge, clerk of the senate, be allowed the sum of two hundred sis^t^amcierk^of 
dollars; Edwin F. Jones, assistant clerk of the house, be allowed senate .and 
the sum of seventy-five dollars ; and Lewis W. Holmes, assistant 



534 



Chapters 147, 148, 149. 



[1881. 



clerk of the senate, be allowed the sum of seventy-five dollars, for 
extra services during the present year, the same to be paid out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, and the 
governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 148. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE APPROPRIATION OF MONEY TO REPAIR THE 
MOOSILAUKE TUNNEL STREAM ROAD. 

$75 annually appropriated. 

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



$75 annually 
appropriated. 



That the sum of seventy-five dollars for the year 1881 and sev- 
enty-five dollars for the year 1882 be appropriated for the repair 
of the Moosilauke Tunnel Stream road, so called, in the town of 
Benton ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the payment of the same out of any money in the treasury 
not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

JOINT RESOLUTION CONCERNING THE DONATION OF NEW HAMPSHIRE PUBLI- 
CATIONS. 

Special distribution of state publications. 

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



Special distri- 
bution of state 
publications. 



That the state librarian be and hereby is directed to send to the 
Smithsonian Institution at Washington, to Drury college at 
Springfield, Missouri, to the Hughes library at New Rugby, in 
Tennessee, one set each of Hitchcock's Geology of New Hampshire ; 
and to the Chicago Historical Society one set each of Hitchcock's 
Geology of New Hampshire and the Provincial Papers of New 
Hampshire. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 150, 151. 535 

CHAPTER 150. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOU THE COMPLETION OF TlIE REPAIU8 ON 
TIIE STATE ARSENAL AT PORTSMOUTH. 

$1,000 appropriated. 

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

That one thousand dollars be and hereby is appropriated for the si,oooappropri- 
purpose of finishing the repairs already commenced upon the state *'^*^" 
arsenal at Portsmouth, under the direction of the governor, so 
that the same may be fitted for the use of the state as an armory 
and arsenal for the New Hampshire National Guard, said sum of 
one thousand dollars to be expended under the direction of the 
governor ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant therefor upon any moneys in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 151 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A WATCHMAN FOR 

THE STATE-HOUSE. 

$500 appropriated for a watchman. 

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

That the governor, with advice of the council, be authorized to $5oo appropri- 
appoint a suitable man as watcliman and assistant to the keeper of wat1;hnian. 
the state-house, with a salary not to exceed five hundred dollars. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



536 



Chapters 152, 153. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 152. 

JOINT EESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN W. ODLIN AND JOHN T. HULME. 
$50 each for services as reporters. 

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



$50 each for 
serrice as re- 
porters. 



That the sum of fifty dollars each be allowed John W. Odlin and 
John T. Hulme for services as reporters during the present session 
of the legislature ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 153. 



JOINT RESOLUTIONS CONCERNING NATIONAL AFFAIRS. 



Sect. 

1. Inviolability of the right of every citizen 

to vote and have his vote counted re- 
asserted. 

2. Universal education essential to stability 

of republican government. 

3. People demand honest public servants. 

4. Practical reform in the civil service de- 

manded. 



Sect. 

5. Past financial policy .of the government a 

safe guide in the future. 

6. Protective tariff laws necessary to nation- 

al prosperity. 

7. Revival of ship-building and restoration 

of the carrying trade to American bot- 
toms should be encouraged by the gov- 
ernment. 



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



Inviolability of 
the right of 
every citizen 
to vote and 
have his vote 
counted re- 
asserted. 



Universal edu- 
cation essential 
to stability of 
republican gov- 
ernment. 



Sect. 1. That in a republic the right to a free ballot (with the 
installation in office of those elected) is the right preservative of 
all rights, and must and shall be maintained in every part of the 
United States. It is the first, highest, and most sacred duty of 
the national government to prosecute and punish all crimes against 
suffrage with the utmost vigor, under all existing laws ; of the na- 
tional congress, to enact other and more effective statutes for the 
peace and purity of national elections ; and of the whole people, 
by every possible means, to demand, secure, and maintain for 
every citizen the right to freely cast and have honestly counted his 
ballot, which, thus made effective, will preserve to him every other 
right of American citizenship. 

Sect. 2. That universal popular education is essential to develop 
in the coming generations that intelligence and virtue which are 
the surest safeguards of free and republican government ; and it is 



1881.] Chapter 153. 537 

therefore the duty of congress, by all apt means, to encourage the 
American common-school system, and, if necessary, to compel and 
aid in the establishment of unsectarian free schools in every state 
in the Union. 

Sect. 3. That honesty as well as ability in administration is de- People demand 

1 c 1 • 1 1 • 1 i_i J. i.1 • ^ i. li'Jnest public 

manded by the people of their public servants ; that the president servants. 
and the heads of the departments are charged with the important 
duty of thorough investigation of all suspicions and complaints of 
corruption in the public service, and ought to expose and remove 
all officers who have been unfaithful to their trusts, and to punish, 
with all the power of the law and without discrimination, all per- 
sons, of whatever political party, and however rich or influential, 
who have defrauded the government. 

Sect. 4. That the vast increase of lucrative federal offices to be fj;^,f|f,'';h''e' 
disposed of by the president, the heads of the departments, and J^^^**°/^^^{^° 
congress, requires that the evils growing out of official patronage **^™^"' 
should 1)6 lessened by law, and that practical reform in the civil 
service should not be delayed for the realization of impracticable 
theories, nor by controversies over doubtful projects for competi- 
tive examinations, life tenures, and pensions for retired officials, 
which are so likely to be found incompatible with republican gov- 
ernment. As a beginning of practical reform, we urge the adop- 
tion of a law for expressing the length of his term of service in the 
commission of every public officer in every case where it is com- 
patible with the character of his service, and making him irremov- 
able during such term, except for unfaithfulness, incapacity, or 
inefficiency in the performance of duty. 

Sect. 5. That we rejoice in the wise and successful financial ad- J^^*y "Hh?^ 
ministration of the government during the twenty years since the f^Jg^'^f^fg"^!^ 
slaveholders' Rebellion began to lay its heavy burdens upon the the future. 
country. To save the Union, the issue of legal tender notes and 
national bank currency, which depreciated in value ; the imposi- 
tion of heavy taxes, reaching to five hundred millions annually; 
and the creation of a debt of two thousand seven hundred and 
fifty millions of dollars, at a high rate of interest, calling for 
one hundred and fifty millions annually, were necessary, and 
were therefore cheerfully submitted to by a patriotic people. 
Since the close of the war, by maintaining the public faith in- 
violate against all advice or attempts to dishonor it, and by 
cherishing and developing our great national resources, we have 
been able to resume specie payments, and to make all our paper 
currency worth par in gold and silver, and absolutely secure ; 
to reduce our annual taxes to three hundred millions, our debt 
to one thousand eight hundred and fifty millions, our rate of 
interest to three and one half per cent., and our annual interest 
charge to seventy millions, while the highest business prosperity 
has at last rewarded Our financial patience, integrity, and honor. 
The experience of the eventful past will be an infallible guide in 
the future fiscal administration of the government. 

Sect. 6. That protection to American industries by suitable and ^^^aws'neceT 
discriminating tariff laws is required for national prosperity and ^'^'^^^^ °j^^^°^^^ 
for the welfare of the American workingmen. This nation cannot 
have its full prosperity except it regulates its commerce with other 



538 



Chapter 153. 



[1881. 



Revival of ship- 
building and 
restoration of 
the caiTying 
trade to Amer- 
can bottoms 
should be en- 
couraged by 
the govern- 
ment. 



countries by the dictates of enlightened self-interest ; nor can it 
have diversified industries unless it protects them against undue 
foreign competition. It has within its borders the raw material 
and skilled workmen sufficient to enable it to manufacture largely 
almost every article which human ingenuity has devised, or which 
its people can need. But our workmen, because intelligent, de- 
mand to be well paid, and will not work for the wages of the pau- 
per laborers of Europe. To overcome this difference, protective 
tarifi" laws are needed and should be maintained, not for the bene- 
fit of the capitalist or employer, but in order that American labor- 
ers may be well rewarded, and comfort, contentment, and educa- 
tion may pervade their homes, by the intelligent and patriotic 
influences of which our free institutions are to be perpetuated. 

Sect. 7. That the revival of ship-building, and the restoration to 
American ships of a fair share of our commerce with foreign ports, 
are necessary for our commercial interests and for national safety. 
During the Rebellion our ships were captured or driven from the 
ocean by confederate privateers built and fitted out in England. 
Large modern screw steamships, with vastly improved engines and 
machinery, also constructed in England, and aided by large annual 
payments from the treasuries of foreign nations, liave seized the 
transportation business of the world, of which the most profitable 
share is the carrying trade to and from the ports of the United 
States. Thus, wliile possessing in abundant measure the iron, the 
coal, the timber, the labor, and the skill for building modern 
steamships, and requiring the transportation which should employ 
them, our flag has been driven from the ocean ; and our great rail- 
road lines, crossing the continent, built at large expense, and some 
with liberal assistance from the nation, deliver their profitable 
freight at our seaports to be carried three thousand miles and more 
in foreign steamships and for the profit of foreign ship-owners. 
With the great ocean highways of the world monopolized by Eng- 
lish steamers, we cannot compete on equal terms in any foreign 
markets with our manufactured goods, not even in those so near 
as South America. And while we have no commercial marine, we 
can have no creditable or formidable naval vessels nor practised 
seamen, and should be powerless in any war to maintain our rights 
or our honor on the ocean. This national humiliation and dis- 
grace should no longer continue, and we recommend judicious and 
appropriate national measures to secure the reappearance of the 
American flag in the commerce of the world. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 154, 155. 539 

CHAPTER 154. 

JOINT KESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF TUB ENGROSSING CLERK, 

$100 for extra clerk hire. 

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

That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed to the engross- g^ toe!'*''' 
ing clerk for extra clerk hire during the session ; and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 155. 

NAMES CHANGED. 

The following changes of names have been legally made by the Names chang- 
judges of probate in the counties where the persons reside, during 
the years from June, 1879, to June, 1881 : 

Rockingham County. Frank Mahan, Jr., of Derry, to Herbert Rockingham. 
F. Tebbetts ; Phineas D. Reed, of Plaistow, to Phineas D. Britton ; 
Horace Bunnell Kent, of Portsmouth, to Horace Penniman Kent ; 
Willie Dean, of Salem, to Willie A. Palmer ; Lillian Abbie Leach, 
of Seabrook, to Lillian Abbie Barton ; Annie L. Locke, of Rye, to 
Annie L. Garland ; Ida E. McKay, of Newmarket, to Ida E. Per- 
kins ; Abby F. Hodgdon, of Newmarket, to Abby F. Hall ; Sarah 
E. Diman, of Newmarket, to Sarah E. Sinclair ; Mary E. Rodman, 
of Newmarket, to Mary E. Conner ; Rhoda B. Batchelder, of Ray- 
mond, to Rhoda B. Young ; Teresa Ann Brown, of East Kingston, 
to Anna Teresa Bagley ; Annie L. Jones, of Fremont, to Annie L. 
Smith ; Joigen Joigenson, of Portsmouth, to John Johnson ; Katie 
J. and Frank S. Gilmore, of Hampton, to Katie J. and Frank S. 
James ; Helen F. Turner, of Portsmouth, to Helen F. Peck ; Earnest 
Lancaster Beede, of North wood, to Earnest Lancaster Sherman ; 
Leonard 0. Goodwin, of Salem, to Leonard 0. Burrill. 

Strafford County. Emma L. Home, of Farmington, to Emma strafEord. 
L. Parker ; Julia Arlin, of Barrington, to Julia Capen ; Charles 
Henry Leighton, of Farmington, to Henry Charles Leighton ; Gracie 
La Forest Moore Wiley, of Dover, to Gracie La Forest Meserve ; 
Thornton Frank Beecher, of Rochester, to Thornton Frank San- 
born ; Edward Ellsworth Chamberlin, of Dover, to George Henry 
Osgood ; Elmira A. Taylor, of Dover, to Elmira A. Ham ; Samuel 
D. Taylor, of Dover, to Samuel D. Ham ; Olive I. Taylor, of Dover, 
to Olive I. Ham ; Bessie M. Cooley, of Dover, to Bessie M. Smith ; 
Emma B. Brown, of Somersworth, to Emma E. Jones j Sarah E. 



540 



Chapter 155. 



[1881. 



Belkuap. 



Carroll. 



Merrimack. 



Pineo, of New Durham, to Sarah Elizabeth Dophenee ; Emma E. 
Hatch, of Somersworth, to Emma E. Wentwortli ; Addie S. Trask, 
of Dover, to Addie S. Drew ; Mary M. Taylor, of Barrington, to 
Mary M. Perkins ; Ida M. Chase, of Dover, to Ida M. Holbrook ; 
Clarissa Whitehouse, of Somersworth, to Clarissa Elwell ; Mary 
Ann Riley, of Rochester, to Mary Ann Reynolds ; Bernice May 
Palmer, of Dover, to Bernice May Ford ; Hattie Z. Smith, of Farm- 
ington, to Hattie Z. Curtis ; Mary Ann Mason, of Strafford, to 
Mary Ann Young ; Stephen Young Mason, of Strafford, to Stephen 
Young ; Arthur W. Walker, of Dover, to Arthur W. Simpson ; 
Etta Susan Hurd, of Dover, to Etta Mary Paul ; Laura Alice Fiske, 
of Barrington, to Laura Alice Felker ; Abbie F. Gould, of Farm- 
ington, to Abbie F. Leeds ; Ellen C. Drew, of Farmington, to Ellen 
C. Crosby ; Michael Rohan, of New Durham, to George Frederick 
Rohan ; Benjamin Franklin Foss, of Strafford, to Frank B. Foss ; 
Isabella Giles, of Rochester, to Isabella Piercy. 

Belknap County. Ida Blanche Dow, of Laconia, to Ida Blanche 
Sanborn ; Augusta Clieever Rutman, of New Hampton, to Augusta 
Cheever Blodgett Putnam ; Lulu Maud Rutman, of New Hampton, 
to Lulu Maud Putnam ; Leonora M. Perkins, of Center Harbor, to 
Leonora M. Hawkins ; Carrie L. Collins, of Gilmanton, to Carrie L. 
Gilman ; Marian na Gray, of Gilford, to Marianna Webster ; Ann R. 
Whiting, of Sanbornton, to Annie M. Nelson ; Edgar Leon Whiting, 
of Sanbornton, to Leon Nelson ; Willie E Barry, of Meredith, to 
Willie E. Lee ; Clara I. Thompson, of Gilmanton, to Clara I. Ross ; 
Sadie P. Thompson, of Gilmanton, to Sadie P. Ross ; George H. 
Nelson, of Tilton, to George H. Gigar ; George W. Graves, of 
Center Harbor, to George W. Benson ; Lucy May Burley, of Laco- 
nia, to Lucy May Burley Garratt ; Julius Augustus Tatham, of 
Gilford, to Julius Augustus Buzzell ; Eliza T. Tilton to Eliza T. 
Melcher ; Woodbury M. Tilton to Woodbury Melcher ; Lydia P. 
Doe to Lydia P. Wiggin ; George H. Wendover to Elmer F. Page. 

Carroll County. Hannah J. Burbank to Hannah J, Rust; 
Eliza R, Burbank to Eliza R Rust; Abbie S. Floyd to Abbie S. 
Lord ; Annie E. Carter to Annie E. Libby ; Maria A. Carter to 
Nettie Libby ; Carrie E. Churchill to Carrie Roberts ; Alama Ardell 
Copeland to Dell Alama Banks. 

Merrimack County. Rachel Ellen Thorndike to Nellie R. 
Thorndike ; George Washington Cook to George Cook ; Francis P. 
Messer to Frank P. Messer ; George B , Annie E., and Florence E. 
Pecker to George B., Annie E., and Florence E. Packer ; Lucy 
Maria Brown to Lucy Maria Marston ; Mary E. J. Berry to Mary 
E. J. Harvey ; Nancy A. Emery to Nancy A. Wheeler ; Abbie S. 
Miller to Abbie S. Sherburne ; Alice M. Young to Alice M. Eaton ; 
Mary C. Higgins to Mary C. Caswell ; Mary Isabel Higgins to 
Mary Isabel Caswell ; Eudocia H. Carroll to Edward H. Carroll ; 
LilfM. Young to Lill M. Eaton; Alice M. Godfrey to Alice M. 
Durgin ; Addie S. Gould to Addie S. Downs ; Theresa M. Rand to 
Theresa M. Hayes ; Charles H. Evans to Charles H. Heath ; Alice 
M. Southmayd to Alice M. Haynes ; Silas Bailey to John Silas 
Rollins ; Orie L. Johnson to Orie L. Mussey ; Alzina E. Greeley to 
Alzina Eaton ; Chauncey Hoyt Giles to Chauncey Gile Jones ; Annie 
L. Huntoon to Annie L. H. Knowles ; Marietta Farwell to Grace 



1881.] Chapter 155. 541 

Frances Colby ; Horace J. Clyde to Horace Claude Call ; Florence 
Kirkpatrick Foster to Florence Kirkpatrick Foster Hall ; Irving 
Lee to Irving Lee Pickering ; Albert Wilson to Harry Frederick 
Gove ; Mabel Gray to Mabel Blanche Cole ; Jennie Belmana to 
Jennie M. Abbott; Fred R. Smith to Fred R. Mann; Lena D. 
Godfrey to Lena Durgin. 

Hillsborough County. Mary E. Pleunley, of Manchester, to miisborough. 
Mary E. Bailey ; Ellen J. Twiss, of Nashua, to Ellen J. Jaquith ; 
Sarah M. Finigan, of Mancliester, to Sarah M. Hull ; Luella Mary 
Finigan, of Manchester, to Luella Mary Hull ; Etta J. Phillips, of 
Nashua, to Etta J. Lazelle ; Rufus Ambrose Elliott, of Mason, to 
Ambrose Rufus Elliott ; Wilfred Sylvester Tenney, of Peterbor- 
ough, to Fred Sylvester Tenney ; Willie Sylvanus Challis, of Man- 
chester, to Willie Frank Challis ; Melissa R. McCann, of Peterbor- 
ough, to Melissa R. Petts ; Sarah A. Chandler, of Nashua, to Sarah 
A. Baker; Manus McGlynn, of Nashua, to Charles McGlynn ; Ella 
A. Winn, of Nashua, to Ella A. Hosford ; Carosse Bly Smith, of 
Wilton, to Charles Bly Smith ; Ardell B. Flanders, of Manchester, 
to Ardell B. Taylor ; Mary E. Lewis, of Manchester, to Mary E. 
Preston ; Sarah A. Ripley, of Nashua, to Sarah A. Menter ; Nettie 
I. Downs, of Manchester, to Nettie I. Dickey ; Nellie F. Flanders, 
of Manchester, to Nellie F. Batchelder ; Edward Stevens Martin, 
of Nashua, to Charles E. P. Smith ; Sula A. Lovejoy, of Nashua, 
to Lula A. Buzzell ; Leona A. Lovejoy, of Nashua, to Leona A. 
Buzzell ; William Samuel Aiken, of New Boston, to Fred Samuel 
Aiken. 

Cheshire County. Myron Fassett Wilbur to Myron Fassett Cheshire. 
Chickering; Lottie M. Estabrook to Lottie Mabel' Bemis; Lucena 
V. Howard to Lucena V. Foster ; Nathan B. Hale (commonly 
known as Nathan B. Hayden) to Nathan B. Hayden ; Allan S. 
Heath to Allan Heath Marsh ; Ellen Moran to Ellen Gorman ; Ma- 
ria P. Nash to Maria Polly Russell ; Lucy A. Frederick to Lucy A. 
Gibson ; Alfred Buckingham to Alfred Buckingham Leach ; Olive 
Maud George to Olive Maud Bennett ; Parmelia E. Foss to Truth 
Fisher ; Gracie May McKenzie to Gracie May Taft ; Jennie May 
Houghton to Jennie May Dix ; Belle Emmaroy Atwood to Belle 
Emmaroy Rugg ; Flora L. Fairbanks to Flora L. Capron ; Delia 
M. Tyrrel to Delia M. Fleming. 

Sullivan County. Benjamin Thomas Sturtevant to Benjamin suiiivan. 
Thomas Harlow ; Viola Bella Atwood to Viola Belle Fisk ; Edgar 
H. Nash to Edgar H. Whitney ; Earnest Edward Robins to Earnest 
Edward French ; Franklin E. Pike to Frank Westley Pike ; Laura 
E. Whitney to Laura E. Emerson ; Helen M. Russell to Helen M. 
Merrill. 

Grafton County. Eleanor A. Pressey to Eleanor A. Andrews ; Grafton. 
Estelle A. Hay ward to Estella A. George ; Allen Rogers Morrill to 
Allen Rogers Noyes ; Annie Little Morrill to Annie Little Noyes ; 
Sally T. Rollins to Sally T. Perkins; Mary Arabel Shepard to 
Mary Arabel Shepard Currier ; Laura Augusta Hammond to Mary 
Augusta Glynn ; Walter Elwin Aiken to Walter Elwin Sturtevant; 
Charles H. Blake to Charles H. Hart ; Lillie Palmer to Lillie 
Palmer Atwood ; Slater Owen to William S. Owen ; Hattie Luella 
Mitchell, of Orford, to Hattie Luella Coolidge ; Jennie Austin, of 



542 Chapter 156. [1881. 

Lebanon, to Jennie A. Barstow ; Elizabeth R. Jewell, of Lisbon, 
to Elizabeth R. Sanders ; Luther Henry Pike, of Lebanon, to Hen- 
ry Luther Pike ; John Chester Pike, of Lebanon, to Chester John 
Pike ; John B. McGregory, of Bethlehem, to John B. McGregor ; 
Joseph E. Marshall, of Haverhill, to John E. Marshall ; Addie M. 
Smith, of Littleton, to Addie M. Dunn ; Walter C. Aiken, of Went- 
worth, to Walter C. Downing ; Sarah D. Simpson, of Littleton, to 
Sarah D. Bass ; George E. Bean, of Canaan, to George E. Flint; 
Emily Jane Barney, of Grafton, to Jennie Emily Maranda Walker. 
Coos. Coos County. Infant son of Hiram G. and Anna Hicks to take 

the name of Lawrence H. Howland ; Fred Cooper to Fred Beal 
Cooper; Ellery Webster Drew to John Webster Drew; William 
Brooks to William Estes Shedd ; Ransom Twitchell to Ransom A. 
Twitchell ; Wesley Wheeler to Wesley Walker Wheeler ; Ida A. 
Cota to Ida A. Howe ; Mary Abbie Tracy to Mary Abbie Harts- 
horn ; Charles Dexter Smith to Charles Dexter ; Addie May Dunn 
to Addie May Martin. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 156. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE EXTENSION OF A SIDE TRACK IN MANCHESTER BY 
THE CONCORD RAILROAD. 



Seot. 
1. Extension of side track authorized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That, for the accommodation of the land-owners ad- Extension of^ 
joining, the Concord Railroad is hereby authorized to extend a thoriJed. ^'^* 
side track from its present termination at the south side of Auburn 
street, over and along Franklin street and across Auburn and Ce- 
dar streets to the south side of Granite street, in Manchester. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Z^en^^^"^ 

[Approved July 1, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 157. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OFfcTHE 
HOME FOR INDIGENT WOMEN, PASSED JULY 7, 1877. 



Sect. 
1. Number of trustees may be increased. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- Number of 
ered to increase its number of trustees to any number not exceed- J^crelsed^^ 
ing nine, by a vote of the majority of the present trustees at a 



544 



Chapters 157, 158. 



[1881. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



meeting duly called for that purpose, and the persons so chosen 
as trustees shall become members of said corporation, with all 
the rights, powers, and privileges conferred upon the trustees by 
tlie original act of incorporation. 

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

[Approved July 1, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 158. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LONDONDERRY SOLDIERS' MONUMENT ASSO- 
CIATION. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted : 

duties. 

2. Officers and by-laws. 



its powers and 



Sect. 

3. Treasurer and his duties. 

4. Meeting — how called. 

5. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



duties. 



Corporation Sect. 1. That William S. Pillsbury, Reed P. Clark, Robert C. 

powers"and' ^ ^ Mack, Washington Perkins, William Clark, William P. Nevins, 
Albert P. Colby, Andrew J. Benson, John W. Fling, and James 
G. Stone, their associates and successors, are hereby created a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Londonderry Sol- 
diers' Monument Association, for the purpose of erecting and 
maintaining a monument in the town of Londonderry in commem- 
oration of the soldiers of said town who imperilled their lives in 
securing and maintaining the liberty of the country, and by that 
name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judg- 
ment and execution, and shall be and hereby are invested with all 
the powers and privileges and made subject to all the liabilities of 
corporations of a similar nature, and may acquire and hold real 
and personal estate, by donation, devise, payment, or otherwise, for 
the purposes of said corporation, in addition to the monument 
proposed and the land appurtenant, to an amount not exceeding 
five thousand dollars, and the same sell, convey, and dispose of at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 2. Said grantees, at a meeting called as hereinafter pro- 
vided, or at any adjournment thereof, may organize themselves 
into a corporation under this act, and such corporation may elect 
such officers, trustees, and managers as shall then be determined, 
and make such by-laws and regulations as are necessary and proper 
for the management of its affairs and the objects of the associa- 
tion, provided the same are not repugnant to law and the provi- 
sions of this act. 

Sect. 3. The treasurer of the corporation or of the trustees, as 
may be determined, shall give bond with sureties for the faithful 
performance of his duty in sucli sum as tlie trustees or managers 
may determine, and his books of account shall be open to the 



Officers and 
by-laws. 



Treasurer and 
his duties. 



1881.] 



Chapters 158, 159. 545 



inspection of every member of the corporation and any subscriber 
to the fund for the erection of the monument. 

Sect. 4. The before named William S. Pillsbury, Reed P. Clark, Meetings-how 
and Robert C. Mack, or any two of them, are authorized to call a 
meeting of the grantees of said corporation, at such time and 
place as they may elect, by giving notice by mail to each of the 
before named grantees, or by publishing a notice thereof in the 
Derry Neivs fifteen days previous to the day designated for such 
meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal Repealing 

,■>• , 1 •j.i- •• ji IT 1 • ■ I clause : takes 

this act, whenever m their opinion the public good may require it, effect-when, 
and this act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 1, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 159. 

AN ACT m AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER TWO THOUSAND TWO HUNDRED AND 
THIRTY-ONE OP THE PAMPHLET LAWS, PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1859, ENTI- 
TLED "AN ACT AUTHORIZING UNION SCHOOL-DISTRICT IN CONCORD TO 
ELECT A BOARD OF EDUCATION," PROVIDING A METHOD FOR FILLING VA- 
CANCIES IN SAID BOARD. 



Sect. 
1. Boar(J authorized to fill vacancies. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. Section one of chapter two thousand two hundred and Board author- 
thirty-one of the Pamphlet Laws, passed June session, 1859, is cancie's. 
hereby amended by inserting after the word " stead," in the nine- 
teenth line of said section, the following : Whenever a vacancy 
shall occur in said board, it shall be filled by the election of a new 
member by ballot by the remaining members of the board, and the 
person so elected shall hold his office until the next annual meet- 
ing of said district. 

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

r a 1 T 1 -f -inrn ~i L f o when. 

[Approved July 1, 1881.] 



546 



Chaptees 160, 161. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 160. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE LAND OF JULIA A. TITCOMB, IN THE TOWN OF 
GREENVILLE, FROM SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER THREE, OF NEW IPSWICH, 
AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER TWO IN GREEN- 
VILLE. 



Sect. 

1. School district lines changed. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



School district 
lines changed. 



Repealing 
elause. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. The land of Julia A. Titcomb, in the town of Green- 
ville, which was formerly annexed to school-district number three 
of New Ipswich for school purposes, is hereby disannexed from 
said school-district number three of New Ipswich and annexed to 
school-district number two in the town of Greenville. 

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

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

[Approved July 1, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 161. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' ASSOCIATION. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted: purpose and du- 

duties. 

2. Property limitation. 



Sect. 

3. Upon extinction of corporation property- 

passes to state. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purpose and 
duties. 



Sect. 1. That Martin A. Haines, Frank E. Wasley, Natt Shack- 
ford, Dana W. King, James E. Larkin, John C. Linnehan, An- 
thony C. Hardy, their associates and successors, be and are hereby 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of the New Hamp- 
shire Veterans' Association, for mutual relief, charitable, benevo- 
lent, and local purposes, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, may estab- 
lish all necessary by-laws and regulations, and provide therein for 
the election of all such officers, their tenure of office and manner 
of election, as said corporation may deem necessary to carry out 
the intent of this act, and shall be vested with all the powers and 



1881.] Chapters 161, 162. 547 

privileges and be subject to all the liabilities by law incident to 
corporations of such a nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by deed, ^^'j^Pf'' ^^^ '™'*' 
lease, gift, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate for the 
purposes of said corporation to an amount not exceeding ten thou- 
sand dollars, and may improve, use, sell, lease, and convey, or 
otherwise dispose of the same, at pleasure. 

Sect. o. That whenever said corporation, from any cause, shall [^P°of^c,|rpora- 
become extinct and cease to exist as a corporation, then all the tion, property 
property, real, personal, or mixed, shall be and become the prop- ^'^* 
erty of the state of New Hampshire, to be used and expended by 
said state for charitable purposes and none other. 

Sect. 4. Any three of the above named corporators may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice of the time 
and place of said meeting in some newspaper printed in Concord 
at least two weeks before said meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act ^i|P®e"°fke3 
whenever the public good requires, and this act shall take effect effect— when, 
on its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 162. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
BIBLE SOCIETY," APPROVED DECEMBER 1, 1812. 



Sect. 
1. Property limitation. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the New Hampshire Bible Society be and they are Property limit- 
hereby authorized and empowered to hold real and personal estate 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in amount. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^^^P^'ukes 
repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. effect-when. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



648 



Chapters 163, 164. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 163 



AK ACT TO INCORPORATE CONCORDIA LODGE, NO. 64, I. O. O. F., OF LISBON. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted ; powers and duties. 

2. First meeting — how called. 



Sect. 
3. Takes efiEect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
powers and 
duties. 



First meetiug- 
how called. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. That Harry E. Parker, Ward P. Whitcher, Lucius A. 
Young, D. C. Moultou, Jenifer Moulton, Daniel M. Clough, and 
Lyman C. Payne, their associates and successors, be and they here- 
by are made a body politic and corporate by the name of Con- 
cordia Lodge, No. 64, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, at Lis- 
bon, for such charitable and benevolent purposes as said corpora- 
tion may from time to time designate, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges and 
subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature, and 
may take and hold real and personal estate, by donation or other- 
wise, for the purpose of said corporation, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding five thousand dollars, and the same may sell, use, or dis- 
pose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. The first three members named, or either of them, may 
call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice to each 
of the others named in said act, and to said lodge in open meeting, 
at least five days prior to said meeting. 

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

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SAVINGS BANK 
IN CONCORD, APPROVED JUNE 25, 1830. 



Sect. 



1. Authority to purchase and hold real estate. 



Sect. 

2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Authority to Sect. 1. The Ncw Hampshire Savings Bank in Concord is here- 

Soidreliestote. bj authorized to purchase and hold so much real estate as shall be 

necessary or convenient for managing its affairs, provided that 



1881.] 



Chapters 164, 165. 



549 



such real estate held at any one time shall not exceed in value at 
the time of the purchase the sum of fifty thousand dollars ; and so 
much of section three of the act to incorporate a provident insti- 
tution for savings in the town of Concord, to be called the New- 
Hampshire Savings Bank in Concord, approved June 25, 1830, as 
is inconsistent lierewith, is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 165. 

AN ACT TO INCOEPORATE THE STARR KING MOUNTAIN ROAD COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted; its powers and 

privileges. 

2. May construct a turnpike. 

3. Settlement of damages for land taken. 

4. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

5. May erect toll-gates and collect tolls. 

6. First meeting — how called. 

7. Repealing clause. 

8. Takes effect — when. 



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



Sect. 1. That Nathan R. Perkins, Alson L. Brown, Warren C ^°^P'?'\^^'g'J". 
Brown, Joseph A. Dodge, Samuel N. Bell, and Benjamin H. Corn- its powers and 
ing, tlieir associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are p'''^'^®^'^^- 
made a body politic and corporate under the name of the Starr 
King Mountain Road Company, with all the powers and privileges 
and subject to all the liabilities by law incident to corporations of 
a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to lay out, construct, and May construct 
maintain a turnpike not exceeding six rods in width from such ^ '^'"'^^ ^" 
point on the Jefferson road in the town of Jefferson and county of 
Coos by such route and to such point on said Starr King mountain 
as may be deemed best by said corporation. 

Sect, 3. If said corporation shall not be able to agree witli the settlement of 
owners of land over w^hich said road may be laid out upon the land^ak^en'! 
damages to be paid therefor, nor upon a committee to assess such 
damages, either party may apply by petition to the supreme judi- 
cial court for the county in which such land is situated, and said 
court, after due notice to the pai'ties, shall refer the same to the 
county commissioners for said county, who shall upon due notice 
assess such damages and report the same to the said court, and 
judgment thereon shall be final and conclusive, unless either party 
elects at the term of court when said report is filed, and within ten 
days after the filing thereof, to go to the jury ; and upon a trial by 
jury to ascertain the amount of said damages, such proceedings 
shall be had as are by law provided for in other highway cases. 

Sect, 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital stock, 
such number of shares, of the par value of one hundred dollars 



550 



Chapters 165, 166. 



[1881. 



May erect toll- 
gates and col- 
lect tolls. 



First meeting- 
how called. 



Repealing 
clause. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



each, as said corporation may by its by-laws establish, the whole 
capital stock not exceeding thirty thousand dollars ; and no assess- 
ment shall be made upon any shares to a greater amount than the 
sum at which the par value of each share shall have been fixed as 
aforesaid. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may build and own toll-houses, and 
acquire and hold land sufficient for that purpose, pursuant to the 
third section of this act, and erect gates across the path and road 
they are hereby authorized to construct, and are hereby granted a 
toll for their benefit upon all persons and teams or vehicles of any 
and every description which may pass on or over said road by them 
so constructed, at such rates as they may by their by-laws hereafter 
appoint and prescribe. 

Sect. 6. Any two of the persons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of the corporation by a notice published in the Cods 
Rejiublican, printed at Lancaster, in said county of Coos, at least 
fourteen days prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require it. 

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

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

AJiT ACT TO ALTER THE NAME OF THE CHILDREN'S HOME, OP PORTSMOUTH. 



Sect. 
1. Name changed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Name changed. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1, That the voluntary charitable association heretofore 
known and called by the name of " The Children's Home," in 
Portsmouth, New Hampshire, shall henceforth be known and 
called by the name of " The Chase Home for Children," in Ports- 
mouth, New Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 167, 168. 551 



CHAPTER 167. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE LITTLETON & FRANCONIA RAIL- 
ROAD COMPANY, BY EXTENDING THE TIME FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 
ITS ROAD. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Time for completing road extended. 3. Takes effect— when. 

2. Repealing clause. I 

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

Sect. 1. The act incorporating the Littleton & Franconia Rail- '^^Jl^J^l^^^- 
road Company, approved July 11, A. D. 1871, is hereby so far extended.' 
amended that the time for the completion and having the railroad 
contemplated in said act in condition for use of any and every por- 
tion of said railroad shall be extended five years from and after 
the first day of January in the year 1882. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect- 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONCORD & PORTSMOUTH RAILROAD TO CON- 
STRUCT A BRANCH TRACK TO THE CAMP-GROUND IN EPPING. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Branch track may be constructed. 2. Takes effect — when. 

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

Sect. 1. The Concord & Portsmouth Railroad Corporation is Branch track 
hereby authorized and empowered to locate and construct a branch °tmcted. ^' 
track from some point near its depot at East Epping, in a northerly 
direction, crossing the highway leading from Epping Corner to 
South Newmarket, to some point within the grounds of the Hed- 
ding Camp-Meeting Association in Epping. 

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

[Approved July 7, 1881.] '^te'^- 



552 



Chapter 169. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER SOCIETY TO 
PREVENT CRUELTY TO ANLNIALS. 



Sect. 

1. Corijoration constituted. 

2. Limitation as to real estate. 

3. First meetinsr. 



Sect. 

4. By-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate 
General Court convened: 



and House of Representatives in 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



First meeting. 



By-laws. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That Frederick Smyth, Person C. Cheney, James A. 
Weston, Moody Currier, Nathan Parker, John B. Clarke, Aretas 
Blood, Thomas L. Livermore, William L. Kelley, Gilbert P. Whit- 
man, Phinehas Adams, Jr., C. D. McDuffie, Edward G. Selden, 
Lewis Malvern, Natt Head, Benjamin C. Dean, Lorenzo Sears, 
Henry Powers, Luther P. McKinney, Charles R. Morrison, Charles 
Bradley, John H. Riedel, and Daniel K. White, their associates 
and successors, be and hereby are created a body politic and cor- 
porate by the name of the Manchester Society to Prevent Cruelty 
to Animals, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and 
defend to final judgment and execution, use a common seal, and 
are hereby invested with all the powers, privileges, and immuni- 
ties and made subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations 
of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said society may hold real and personal estate which 
it may acquire by gift, purchase, or otherwise, to an amount not 
exceedihg fifty thousand dollars, and the same may keep, manage, 
sell, convey, or otherwise dispose of or any part thereof at pleas- 
ure. 

Sect. 3. Any three of the above corporators may call the first 
meeting of said corporation in such manner as may seem 
proper. 

Sect, 4. Such corporation may make and establish such by-laws 
for its own government as may seem best to subserve the purposes 
for which said corporation is established, and to afford greater pro- 
tection to animals, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of 
this state. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time amend or repeal this 
act. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 170, 171. 553 

CHAPTER 170. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER SCIENTIFIC ASSOCIATION. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted; its purpose and 

powers. 

2. Limitation as to real estate. 



Sect. 
.'}. By-laws. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Edwin P. Richardson, William Little, Edward P. Corporation^ 
Sherburne, Walter M. Parker, Albert W. Bacheler, Gilbert P. purpose and 
Whitman, Lucian B. Clough, their associates, successors, and as- po^^'*^''^'- 
signs, be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by 
the name of the Manchester Scientific Association, for the purpose 
of promoting knowledge and skill among the members and the 
community at large ; for the establishment of a museum of natural 
history ; for a collection of mineral and geological specimens ; and 
for the collecting and preserving works of art, both ancient and 
modern ; with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the 
duties, liabilities, and restrictions common to corporations of a 
similar nature, and they may sue and be sued, prosecute and de- 
fend to final judgment and execution. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold, by gift, Limitattona| 
grant, devise, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, real or personal es- 
tate not exceeding the value of fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt such rules and by-laws, By-iaws. 
not repugnant to the laws of this state, as they may deem proper. 

Sect. 4. The three first named persons in this act may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of this corporation by publishing a notice in some 
paper or papers printed in Manchester one week before the time . 
of meeting. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect- 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] ^*''"- 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE ROLFE AND RUMFORD ASYLUM, 
APPROVED JULY 3, 1872. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Purposes defined. 2. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. The second section of the act to incorporate the Rolfe purposes de- 
and Rumford Asylum shall be amended so that the charitable pur- ^^^ ' 
9 



554 



Chapters 171, 172. 



[1881. 



Repealing 
clause : takes 
effect— ■when. 



poses of said corporation shall be the support 'and education of 
children who shall be natives of Concord, Merrimack county, pref- 
erence being given to young females without mothers, these being 
the charitable purposes specified in will of the founder. 

Sect. 2. So much of section two of said act as is inconsistent 
with this act is hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 172. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NEWMARKET MANUFACTURING COMPANY TO 
INCREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation may increase capital stock. 

2. May purchase and dispose of real estate. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
may increase 
capital stock. 



purchase 
dispose of 



Ma 
anc 
real estate. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. The Newmarket Manufacturing Company is hereby 
authorized to increase the capital stock of said corporation from 
time to time as the stockholders may deem it expedient, to an 
amount not exceeding the sum of two hundred thousand dollars 
in addition to the amount now authorized by its act of incorpora- 
tion. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to acquire, by 
purchase or otherwise, and to hold and enjoy, all such real and 
personal estate as may be necessary and convenient for establishing 
and carrying on the business authorized by its act of incorpora- 
tion, and to sell and dispose of the same at pleasure. 

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

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 173, 174. 555 



CHAPTER 173. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND KATIFY THE ORGANIZATION OF THE SWIFT RIVER 

RAILROAD. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Organization confirmed. 3. Takes effect— when. 

2. Privileges and liabilities. | 

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

Sect. 1. That the first meetins; of the g-raiitees of the Swift Organization 

. °.. P . Ti confirmeu. 

River Railroad Corporation lor organization is hereby legaiized and 
ratified. 

Sect. 2. This corporation shall have and enjoy all the privileges ^^Ymf*^^ ^"^ 
and be subject to all the liabilities of railroad corporations in this 
state. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Sen ^^^'''~' 

[Approved July 7, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 174. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FRANKLIN FALLS PULP COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose, powers, etc. 

3. First meeting. 



Sect. 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. Warren P. Daniell, William A. Russell, George W. ^o°nltitufd° 
Russell, and Alonzo N. Burbank, their associates, successors, and 
assigns, be and hereby are made a body corporate and politic by 
the name of the Franklin Falls Pulp Company, with all the powers 
and privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and frg'ItT'^"^" 
carry on, in the towns of Franklin and Northfield or either of 
them in this state, such various manufactures as it may from time 
to time desire in the improvement of the water-power on the 
Winnipiseogee river in said towns, and for that purpose may pur- 
chase, take, hold, and convey real and personal property not ex- 
ceeding in value at any one time the sum of one hundred thousand 
dollars, and manage, improve, and dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Either of the persons named in this act may call the First meeting. 



556 



Chapters 174, 175. 



[1881. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes efEect— 
when. 



first meeting of this corporation by giving three days' previous no- 
tice to each of the persons named therein. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 175. 



AN ACT IN ADDITION TO AND AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER SEVENTY-NINE OF 
THE LAWS OF 1871, ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF CON- 
CORD TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN SAID CITY." 



Sect. 

1. City authorized to enlarge its water-works. 

2. May borrow money and levy taxes for that 

purpose. 



Sect. 

3. May make regulations to prevent pollution 

of waters. 

4. Takes efEect— when. 



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



City authorized 
to enlarge its 
water-works. 



May borrow 
money aad levy 
taxes for tliat 
purpose. 



May make reg- 
ulations to pre- 
vent pollution 
of waters. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. Said city is hereby authorized and empowered to en- 
large and improve its water-works from time to tune as shall 
become necessary or desirable for the uses of its inhabitants, and 
for such purposes from time to time hereafter may take and ap- 
propriate any lands, waters, water, and other rights that may be 
deemed necessary and proper for such enlargement or improve- 
ments, in the same manner and upon the same terms provided for 
taking and appropriating land and other rights in the act afore- 
said, and parties aggrieved by any such taking and appropriation 
shall have tlie same rights of appeal as are therein provided for. 

Sect. 2. Section six of the act to which this is an addition shall 
be construed to apply to any future enlargements or improvements 
of said water-works, and to authorize and empower said city to bor- 
row money and levy and appropriate taxes as therein set forth for 
the purpose of making such enlargements and improvements, and 
of maintaining and operating the same. 

Sect. 3. Said city is hereby authorized and empowered, through 
its city council, to establish all needful by-laws to prevent injury 
to its water-works and to any of the appurtenances thereof, and to 
prevent any defilement or pollution of the waters of any springs 
and ponds from which it now takes or shall hereafter take water 
for the use of said water-works, and of the water that enters its 
works, and may annex penalties, not exceeding twenty dollars for 
any single violation thereof, to be recovered and appropriated as 
provided in section twelve, chapter forty-eight of the General Laws. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



1881.] 



Chapter 176. 



557 



CHAPTER 176. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PINE HILL HOTEL COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Objects of corporation. 



Skct. 
6. Directors ; first meeting. 

6. May Tje exempted from taxation. 

7. Subject to repeal. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That Cyrus Eastman, Charles F. Eastman, Henry L. corporaUon 
Tilton, J. Thomas Vose, Joseph A. Dodge, Peter Butler, Samuel 
N. Bell, Walter Aiken, Emmons Raymond, John H. George, Syl- 
vester Marsh, Charles H. Greenleaf, Benjamin H. Corning, Alvah 
W. Snlloway, and Warren F. Daniell, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, under the name and style of the Pine Hill Hotel Com- 
pany, are hereby made a body corporate and politic, witli all the 
rights, powers, and privileges usually conferred on corporations of 
a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital of said corporation shall be one hundred Capital stock, 
thousand dollars, which may be divided into shares of one hundred 
dollars each, par value. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may acquire and hold real estate in Limitation as 
the town of Littleton in the county of Grafton, not exceeding in *» "•^ai estate. 
value the amount of its capital stock, and may improve and occupy 
the same, or sell and alienate it at its pleasure. 

Sect. 4. Th.e capital stock of said corporation shall be employed objects of cor- 
in the purchase of real estate as aforesaid, and in the erection and p""^^*'**"- 
maintenance of hotels, cottages, and other structures, in the laying 
out of said lands, grading and improving the same, for the recep- 
tion and entertainment of guests in said town of Littleton. 

Sect. 5. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by a Directors. 
board of five directors, to be elected annually. 

The first meeting of said corporation sliall be holden at such First meeting. 
time and place, and may be called in such manner, as any three of 
the above corporators shall designate. 

Sect. 6. The town of Littleton is hereby authorized at any town- Maybe exempt- 
meeting duly called, and by a two-thirds vote of those present and tion. 
voting therein, to exempt from taxation, for a term of years not 
exceeding ten, any hotel and the appurtenances thereto, to be con- 
structed in said town at an investment of not less than twenty 
thousand dollars by said corporation. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may alter and amend or repeal this act pea^j^^''' ^° ''^" 
whenever the public good requires the same. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Jakes efEect- 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



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Chapters 177, 178. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 177. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PROPRIETORS OF 
THE PORTSMOUTH AQUEDUCT." 



Sect. 
1. Limitation as to real estate. 



Sect. 
2. Subject to repeal ; takes effect — when. 



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



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Subject to re- 
peal ; takes ef- 
fect—when. 



Sect 1. That the proprietors of the Portsmouth Aqueduct may 
take and hold real estate to the value of fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. The general court may alter, amend, or repeal this act, 
whenever in their opinion the public good shall require ; and this 
act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 178 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ELLIOT HOSPITAL OF THE CITY OF MANCHES- 
TER. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose; property; exemption from taxa- 

tion. 

3. By-laws, officers, etc. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to amendment. 

6. Takes effect — when. 



Preamble. 



Whereas, Mrs. Mary Elizabeth Elliot, late of Manchester in the 
county of Hillsborough, deceased, by her last will and testament 
devised certain of her estate in trust for founding and maintaining 
a hospital in said city for the benefit of sick and disabled persons, 
and made provision in her will for the election of trustees for the 
management of said estate, and that said trustees should become 
incorporated ; therefore, — 



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



fo^Mtuuted? ^^^^- ^- "^^^^ Horace B. Putnam, mayor of the city of Manches- 

ter, and William J. Hoyt, president of the common council of said 
city, exoffciis ; Charles R. Morrison, cliosen by the Hanover Street 
Congregational church ; Isaac W. Smith, chosen by the Franklin 
Street Congregational church ; Moses French, chosen by St. Paul's 
Methodist Episcopal church ; Joseph E. Bennett, chosen by the 
First Baptist church on Concord street ; Harvey B. Sawyer, chosen 



1881.] Chapters 178, 179. 559 

by the Pine Street Freewill Baptist church ; and Benjamin C. 
Dean, chosen by the Episcopal cliurcli on Lowell street, known 
as Grace church, trustees under said will, and their successors in 
office, be and shall be a corporation under the name of the Elliot 
Hospital of the city of Mancliester, and by such name may sue and 
be sued, and acquire and hold property as provided by this act ; 
and any one ceasiijg to be a trustee under said will shall thereby 
cease to be a corporator under this act. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and Purpose, prop- 
maintain in the city of Manchester an institution for such nursing, ^"^ ^' 
care, support, and medical and surgical treatment of sick and dis- 
abled people, as are usually provided and furnished by similar in- 
stitutions ; and for such purposes acquire and hold by lease, pur- 
chase, donation, deed, will, or otherwise, real and personal estate 
not exceeding in value five hundred thousand dollars ; and said in- Exemption 
stitution being in the nature of a public charity, its property shall f^"""" t^^'^"""- 
be exempted from taxation. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may establish and adopt a constitution By-iaws, om- 
and by-laws, rules and regulations, as provided by said will, and *'®''*' ®**^" 
from time to time alter the same, choose honorary members, con- 
stitute officers, committees, agents and sub-agents, and servants, as 
provided by said will ; and have and exercise all the powers and 
privileges incident to corporations of like nature, and not contrary 
to said will or the constitution and laws of this state. 

Sect. 4. The first meeting of said trustees for the acceptance of First meeting. 
this act may be called by said Putnam, mayor of said city, or by 
said Bennett, clerk of said board of trustees, by giving notice in 
writing to each of the persons named in this act five days at least 
prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter or amend this charter when- subject to 
ever in their opinion the public good may require it. amendment. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] ^^^'^• 



CHAPTER 179. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONCORD & CLARBMONT (N. H.) RAILROAD TO 
CONSTRUCT A BRANCH TRACK NEAR THE NEW STATE PRISON. 



Sect. 
1. Branch track may be constructed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. The Concord & Claremont (N. H.) Railroad is hereby Branch track 
authorized and empowered to locate and construct a branch track, SSd!°"' 
from some point on its track, running to the yard of the new state 



560 



Chapters 179, 180. 



[1881. 



Takes effect 
when. 



prison, across land belonging to the state, to the granite quarries 
on the south-easterly side of Rattlesnake hill, all in the city of Con- 
cord : Provided^ hoivever, that the location of the same be ap- 
proved by the railroad commissioners. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 180. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATP: THE CONNECTICUT WATER-POWER AND LUMBER 
COMPANY OF DALTON, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Objects and powers. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Capital stocli. 



Sect. 

5. By-laws. 

6. Officers. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal ; takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Objects and 
powers. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Capital stock. 



Sect. 1. That Alson L. Brown, Warren G. Brown, Nathan R. 
Perkins, Benjamin H. Corning, Ossian Ray, C. W. King, George 
R. Eaton, Isaac Bowman, their associates, successors, and assigns, 
are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name 
of the Connecticut Water-Power and Lumber Company of Dalton, 
New Hampshire, with all the powers and privileges and subject to 
all the liabilities provided or imposed in similar corporations in 
this state. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to erect and main- 
tain dams across the Connecticut river in said Dalton for the pur- 
pose of creating water-power for manufacturing purposes, and to 
use, lease, or sell the same for the same purposes, and to build and 
maintain suitable piers, booms, holdfasts, and other appliances 
convenient and necessary to liold and keep safely manufactured 
and unmanufactured timber and lumber, provided that said dams 
shall be built with proper and suitable gates, sluices, and raceways, 
and said piers, booms, holdfasts, and other appliances shall be 
built so as not to interfere unreasonably or improperly with the 
floating of timber down said river, or the use of said river for the 
purposes of navigation, or the use thereof as a public highway. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may acquire and hold, by gift or pur- 
chase, and dispose of at pleasure, real estate to an amount not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock shall be not less than fifty thousand 
dollars, and may be increased at the pleasure of said corporation 
to an amount not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, and the 
same shall be divided into shares of the par value of one hundred 
dollars each. 



1881.] Chapters 180, 181. 561 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may. make such by-laws, consistent By-iaws. 
with the constitution and laws of the state of New Hampshire, as 
may be necessary for its own government, the management of its 
property, and the orderly conduct of its affairs, and may alter or 
amend the same when deemed necessary. 

Sect. 6. The officers of said corporation shall be a president, Officers, 
clerk, and as many directors, not less than five, whereof the pi'csi- 
dent shall be one, "as the by-laws adopted by said corporation may 
require. 

Sect. 7. A majority of said corporators may call the first meet- First meeting, 
ing of said corporation by giving fourteen days' notice of the time 
and place of said meeting to the other corporators, and by printing 
said notice three weeks successively before the day of said meeting 
in the Cods Republican, printed at Lancaster. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may altei", amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
when in their opinion the public good requires it ; and this act effect-wbln. 
shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 181. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE APTHORP RESERVOIR COMPANY 
BY INCREASING ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



Sect. 

1. Capital stock increased; inventory for tax- 
ation. 



Sect. 

2. Repealing clause. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. The Apthorp Reservoir Company of Littleton is hereby capital stock 
authorized to increase its capital stock to tliirty thousand dollars ; increased. 
and, for so much of the expense of constructing and completing 
the water-works of said company as shall be met by loans on the 
credit of the company or its stockholders, a corresponding deduc- 
tion sliall be made in the inventory of the stock or property of the 
said company in said town ; and the assessors shall increase the in- inventory for 
ventory of said stock or property, from year to year, in proportion taxation, 
to the reduction that shall have been made by said company in 
said indebtedness. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. clause. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1881.] ^^i^"^- 



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Chaptees 182, 183. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE UNION OF THE NORTHERN RAILROAD AND THE 
CONCORD & CLAREAIONT (N. H.) RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Railroads authorized to unite. 

2. Certified copies of votes of union to be filed 

— when . 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Railroads Sect. 1. The Northern Railroad is authorized to unite with the 

unite. Concord & Claremont (N. H.) Railroad on such terms and condi- 

tions and with such guaranties as may be mutually agreed upon by 
said corporations at meetings of the stockholders thereof duly 
called. The name of the united corporation thus authorized shall 
be the Northern Railroad, and said corporation shall have and en- 
joy all the franchises, powers, privileges, property, and rights of 
every kind belonging to said Northern Railroad and to said Con- 
cord & Claremont (N. H.) Railroad, or either of them, and shall 
assume all the duties, debts, and liabilities of said corporations. 

Sect. 2. Whenever said corporations shall vote to unite as afore- 
said, copies of the votes of the stockholders forming such union, 
certified by their respective clerks, shall be filed in the office of the 
secretary of state, and also with the board of railroad commis- 
sioners. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



Certified copies 
of votes of 
union to be 
filed— wheu. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER 183. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME AND AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE WHITE 
RIVER FALLS COMPANY, PASSED AT THE JUNE SESSION, 1848. 



Sect. 
1. Name changed, etc. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Name changed, 
etc. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the name of said corporation shall be the " Olcott 
Falls Company" instead of White River Falls Company, ag pro- 
vided in said charter, and said corporation is hereby autliorized to 
improve the water-power on the Connecticut river in the town of 
Lebanon in this state, and carry on such various manufactures as 
it may from time to time desire. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 184, 185. 563 



CHAPTER 184. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE HIGHWAY TAX IN THE TOWN OF SANDWICH FOR 

THE YEAR 1881. 



Sect. 
1. Assessment of tax legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



Be it e7iacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
General Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That the action of tlie town of Sandwich, at a special Assessment of 
meeting duly holden on March 31, A. D. 1881, for the purpose of ^^ ^^^^ 
raisinti' the usual liighway tax, is hereby ratified and confirmed ; 
and all the doings of the officers of said town, in relation to the as- 
sessment, inventory, and collection of said tax, are hereby ratified, 
confirmed, and legalized. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1881.] ''^'''• 



CHAPTER 185 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CHESHIRE COUNTY MUTUAL FIRE 

INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Sect. 
1. Annual meetings to be held at Keene. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. Section three of chapter fifty -five of the Laws of 1825, Annual meet- 
incorporating the Cheshire County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, at^Keene! 
is hereby amended by striking out the word " Walpole " in said 
section, and inserting in place thereof the word Keene. 

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

[Approved July 22, 1881.] ''^"'- 



564 



Chapter 186. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 186 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MOOSILAUKE MOUNTAIN ROAD COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Empowered to construct roads from three 

different points to top of mountain. 

3. Damages for land taken — liow assessed. 

4. Capital stock, directors, and officers. 

5. Toll-gates and tolls. 



Sect. 

6. Corporation may erect necessai^y buildings. 

7. Annual and special meetings. 

8. Repealing clause. 

9. Subject to repeal. 
10. Takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Empowered to 
construct roads 
from three dif- 
ferent points to 
top of moun- 
tain. 



Damages for 
land taken — 
how assessed. 



Sect. 1, That Daniel Q. Clement, Joseph A. Dodge, George P. 
Putnam, C. B. Woodward, A. B. Woodworth. George A. Fernald, 
E. B. Mann, C. S. Keeiie, D. F. Richardson, C. B. Keezer, D. J. 
Whitcher, Arthur Knapp, and L. C. Whitcher, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, be and they hereby are incorporated and 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Moosilauke 
Mountain Road Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
and shall have and enjoy all the rights and privileges and be sub- 
ject to all the liabilities and restrictions incident to corporations 
of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to lay out, con- 
struct, and keep in repair a bridle-path and carriage-road from 
such point in tlie vicinity of the dw^elling-house of Amos Merrill 
in the town of Warren in the county of Grafton as tliey may deem 
most favorable, to the top of said Moosilauke mountain, by such 
route and in sucli direction as they may deem best ; and may in a 
similar manner also lay out, construct, and keep in repair a bridle- 
path and carriage-road from such point in the vicinity of the Tun- 
nel Stream road, so called, in the town of Benton in said county to 
the top of said Moosilauke mountain ; and in a similar manner 
may lay out, construct, and keep in repair a bridle-path and car- 
riage-road from such point in the vicinity of the High Street 
school-house, so called, in said Benton to the top of Moosilauke 
mountain. 

Sect. 3. If said corporation shall not be able to agree with own- 
ers of land not owned by said corporation, over which said path 
and road may be laid out, upon the damages to be paid therefor, 
or if said corporation cannot agree with such owner upon a com- 
mittee to assess such damages, either party may apply by petition 
to the supreme court for the county of Grafton, and said court, 
after due notice to the parties, shall refer the same to the county 
commissioners for said county, who shall, upon due noticef, assess 
such damages and report the same to said court, and judgment 
upon said report shall be final and conclusive betw-een the parties. 
Said corporation shall not, however, enter aipon any land to con- 
struct said path and road until the damages assessed to the owners 
thereof shall have been paid or tendered, except in cases men- 
tioned in the fifth section of chapter seventy of the General Laws, 



1881.] Chapter 186. 565 

and no person shall be entitled to an action for such damages un- 
til after such entry has been made upon his land. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of dfrecroM!Tnd 
such number of shares as may be determined by the directors, not officers, 
exceeding- in par value one hundred dollars each, and the whole 
capital stock shall not exceed fifty 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 liave been 
fixed as aforesaid. And the immediate direction and government 
of said corporation 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 ; and said directors, a majority of whom shall form a 
quorum for the transaction of business, shall elect one of their 
number to be president of the board and of the corporation ; and 
said directors shall elect a clerk, who shall also be clerk of the cor- 
poration, and who shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of the 
duties of his office ; they shall choose a treasurer, who shall give 
bonds in such sum as the directors may elect for the faithful dis- 
charge of his duties ; and they shall also choose such other officers 
and servants as may from time to time be necessary, and fix their 
salaries. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may build and own toll-houses and ^ou^'^^*^^ ^""^ 
erect gates across the paths and roads they are hereby authorized 
to construct, and the directors thereof shall appoint such toll-gath- 
erers as may be necessary to collect the rates and tolls provided 
by this act, which toll-gatherers shall have authority to stop any 
person or persons passing through said gates until they have paid 
rates of tolls which are hereby established per mile as follows : 
namely, for each foot passenger, two cents ; for each person on 
horseback, three cents ; for each person in a carriage, five cents ; for 
every horse not attached to any vehicle, two cents; for every sulky, 
chaise, or chaise [chair], with horse and two wheels, four cents ; for 
every pleasure-wagon or covered buggy for two persons, with four 
wheels, four cents ; for every coach, chariot, stage, phaeton, or 
chaise, with two horses and four wheels, six cents ; for either of 
the carriages last named, with four horses, eight cents ; for every 
other carriage of pleasure, the like sums according to the number 
of wheels and the horses drawing the same ; and if any person, by 
himself or with his carriage, horse, or horses, shall turn off from 
said roads to pass the gates of said corporation on grounds adja- 
cent thereto with a view to avoid the payment of the tolls required 
by this act, such person shall forfeit and pay to the use of 
said corporation three times the amount the legal tolls would be, 
upon conviction before any justice of the peace in the county where 
the offence is committed, upon complaint made by any toll-gather- 
er of said corporation. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may build and own stables, barns, corporation 
and any other buildings necessary and suitable for the purposes of ™ sLry buiid- 
building and supporting said roads and running the same, and ^"^*' 
making the said road available for the purposes contemplated in 

said act. Annual and 

Sect. 7. The annual meeting of the members or stockholders of ^?P|g°i'^i "^eet- 



566 



Chapters 186, 187. 



[1881. 



ing 
clause. 

Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect- 
when. 



the corporation shall be held on the day prescribed in the by-laws, 
at such place in the state as the directors for the time being shall 
appoint, or as the by-laws may prescribe, at which meeting the 
directors shall be chosen by ballot. The directors may call special 
meetings of the stockholders whenever they shall deem it expe- 
dient, giving such notice thereof as the by-laws may direct. Any 
three of the persons named in this act may call the first meeting 
of the corporation by a notice in tlie Lisbon Globe, a paper pub- 
lished in Lisbon in the county of Grafton, at least ten days before 
such meeting, at which meeting the members or stockholders may 
choose the directors of said corporation, 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 constitution and laws of the state, as 
may be necessary for the regulation and government of the corpo- 
ration and for carrying into effect its provisions. 

Sect. 8. Chapter sixty-three. Pamphlet Laws of June session, 
1870, is hereby repealed. 

Sect 9. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act, whenever they deem it necessary. 

Sect. 10, This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 22, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 187. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER CHEMICAL MANUFACTURING 

COMPANY. 



Sect. 
1. Corporation constituted. 



Sect. 
2. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Sect. 1. That Waterman Smith, Frederick Smyth, Charles F. 
Morrill. John Porter, Joseph B. Clark, Thomas Wheat, F. B. Eaton, 
David Cross, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they 
are hereby made a body corporate and politic by the name and 
style of Manchester Chemical Manufacturing Company, located in 
the city of Manchester and state of New Hampshire, and for this 
purpose are invested with all the powers and privileges and subject 
to all the liabilities provided by law for similar corporations : and 
said corporation may purchase, hold, and manage real estate and 
personal property not to exceed five hundred thousand dollars 

Sect. 2. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require it. 

[Approved July 22, 1881.] 



1881.] 



Chapter 188. 



667 



CHAPTER 188. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PLYMOUTH AQUEDUCT AND WATER COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Annual meeting; directors. 

4. May hold real estate ; may take land for its 

purposes. 

5. And ponds, springs, etc. ; damages, how set- 

tled. 



Sect. 

6. May contract with fire precinct to furnish 

water, etc. 

7. First meeting ; officers; by-Iawa. 

8. Subject to repeal; takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That James F. Langdon, Woodbury F. Langdon, Joseph corporation 
A. Dodge, Alvin Burleigh, Charles A. Jewell, John Mason, and Jo- '^^''^ ' " 
seph Burrows, and their associates, successors, and assigns, shall 
be and are hei-eby made a body politic and corporate by the name 
of the Plymouth Aqueduct and Water Company, for the purpose 
of bringing water into the village of Plymouth in the town of Ply- 
mouth in subterranean 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. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital stock. 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may be from time to time determined by the directors of said 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of forty thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be holden Annual meet- 
at such time and place as may be prescribed by the by-laws or ap- 
pointed by the directors, at which meeting not less than three nor 
more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot The directors Directors. 
may call special meetings of the corporation whenever they shall 
deem it necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws may prescribe. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold, in May hold real 
fee simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate necessary for tak^e laudfor 
the carrying into effect the purposes of this act not exceeding in "« purposes. 
value ten thousand dollars at the time of the purchase ; and said 
corporation is authorized to enter upon and break ground, dig 
ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, square, passage- 
way, or highway through which it may be deemed necessary for 
the pipes and water-works of said corporation to pass, be, or exist, 
for the purpose of placing said pipes, water-works, and such other 
material as may be deemed necessary for building said water- 
works ; and to re-lay and repair the same, subject to such regula- 
tions as to the safety of the citizens and security of the public 
travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of the town of Ply- 
mouth. 



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Chapter 188. 



[1881. 



And ponds, 

springs, etc. ; 
damages — how 
settled. 



May contract 
with fire pre- 
cinct to furnish 
water, etc. 



First meeting ; 
officers; by- 
laws. 



Subject to 
repeal; takes 
efltect— when. 



Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and appro- 
priate any springs, streams, or ponds not belonging to any aque- 
duct company, and to secure such springs, streams, or ponds by 
fences or otlierwise ; and dig ditches, make excavations and reser- 
voirs througli, over, in, or upon any land or enclosure through 
whicli it may be necessary for said pipes and water to pass, or said 
excavations, reservoirs, and water-works to be or exist, for the pur- 
pose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or conducting said water, and 
placing such pipes, other materials, or works as may be necessary 
for building and operating such water-works or repairing the same: 
Provided, that if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate 
any springs, streams, or ponds, or any land, for the purpose afore- 
said, or to raise or lower the level of the same, and said corporation 
shall not be able to agree with the owners thereof for the damages 
that may be done by said corporation, or the owners shall be 
unknown, either party may apply to the supreme court, at the trial 
term in the county of Grafton, to have the same laid out and the 
damages determined ; and said court shall refer the same to the 
county commissioners for said county, who shall appoint a time 
and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner 
as now provided by law for laying out highways. Said commis- 
sioners shall make report to said court, and said court may issue 
execution therein accordingly ; but if either party shall desire it, 
upon application to said court, before reference to said commission- 
ers, they shall be entitled to a trial by jury in such manner and 
under such regulations as said court may prescribe. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may make any contract with the fire 
precinct of said Plymouth village, or with such other persons or 
corporations as may be deemed necessary by the directors, to fur- 
nish water, hydrants, and other means and apparatus for extin- 
guishing fires, and for such other purposes as may be deemed nec- 
essary ; and said fire precinct is authorized to subscribe for so 
much of the stock of said corporation not exceeding one third part 
of the same as may be determined by said fire precinct at a legal 
meeting thereof, duly notified and holden for tliat purpose, or to 
contract with said corporation for the use of water, hydrants, and 
other apparatus for extinguishing fires and for other purposes, and 
may raise such sums of money as may be necessary for the purposes 
aforesaid. 

Sect. 7. Any two of the corporators named in this act may call 
the first meeting of the corporation by giving a notice in writing 
to each of the corporators of the time and place of meeting at 
least seven days before the day of meeting, or by notice published 
in some newspaper published in said Plymouth at least fourteen 
days before said meeting ; and at said meeting or any adjourned 
meeting thereof, or at any subsequent meeting duly called, associ- 
ates 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. 

Sect. 8. Tbis act may be altered, amended, or repealed wlien- 
ever the public good requires, and shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 22, 1881.] 



1881.] 



Chapters 189, 190. 



569 



CHAPTER 189. 

AN ACT TO SEVER CERTAIN PERSONS FROM SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE 
IN THE TOWN OF DURHAM, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTRICT NUMBER 
ONE IN THE TOWN OF NEWMARKET. 



Sect. 

1. School-district lines changed. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Thomas J. Haines, Samuel R. Smith, Charles H. fiJ,^^°J^J|f*^e|i^* 
Wiggin, Lafayette Hall, Herbert E. Hall, Charles H. Floyd, Edwin "'^''^ """"^ ' 
B. Atherton, Charles F. Pendergast, Daniel C. Hall, Lafayette M. 
Hall, James R. Stott, Isaac Pendergast, and Robert B. Stott, all 
being residents of the 'town of Newmarket, shall be and hereby are 
severed from school-district number five in the town of Durham, 
and annexed to school-district number one in the town of New- 
market. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^®^^^^*°s 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect and be in full force from and ^^en!^^^*^*^ 
after its passage. 

[Approved July 22, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 190 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE DODGE'S FALLS DAM AND MANUFACTURING COM- 
PANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May construct dams, piers, etc. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

5. By-laws. 

6. Officers. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal ; takes effect — when. 



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



Sect. 1. That Alexander M. Beattie, Benjamin H. Corning, Jonas corporation 
Powers, Andrew J. Congdon, and Thomas S. Underwood, all of 
Lancaster in the county of Coos ; Thomas G. Beattie, of Bruns- 
wick, Yermont ; Thomas Nelson, of Ryegate, Yermont ; and Jere- 
miah Willard, of Stratford in the county of Coos, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, are hereby constituted a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Dodge'^ Falls Dam and Manufactur- 
10 



670 



Chapter 190. 



[1881. 



May construct 
dams, piers, etc. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Capital stock. 



By-laws. 



OflScers. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal ; takes 
effect— when. 



ing Company, with all the powers and privileges and subject to all 
the liabilities of similar corporations in this state. 

Sect. 2, Said corporation is authorized to erect and maintain a 
dam or dams, on or across Connecticut river in Bath in the coun- 
ty of Grafton, for the purpose of creating water-power, and to sell, 
lease, and use the same in manufacturing logs and lumber of every 
description, or for any other manufacturing purposes ; and said 
corporation is authorized to build, establish, and maintain in said 
river in said Bath suitable piers, booms, holdfasts, and such other 
appliances as may be necessary for the holding and safe-keeping of 
manufactured and unmanufactured lumber and timber : Provided^ 
however, that said dam or dams shall be constructed with sufficient 
sluices, gates, and raceways, and said piers, booms, etc., shall be 
constructed so as not to interfere with tlie floating of timber down 
said river unreasonably, or the use thereof as a public highway. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may acquire and hold, by gift or pur- 
chase, and dispose of at pleasure, real estate to an amount not ex- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock shall be divided into shares of the par 
value of fifty dollars, and shall not be less than ten thousand dol- 
lars, and may be increased from time to time, in accordance with 
the by-laws of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding in the 
aggregate two hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have power to make and estab- 
lish all necessary and proper by-laws and regulations, not inconsis- 
tent with the constitution and laws of this state, for its own gov- 
ernment and the management of its property and the orderly 
conduct of its affairs, and to change the same when necessary or 
proper. 

Sect 6. The officers of said corporation shall consist of a presi- 
dent and such other officers and directors as the by-laws may re- 
quire. The number of directors shall not be less than five nor 
more than nine, of which the president shall be a member ex officio. 

Sect. 7. Any two of the three first named corporators in this act 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by giving written 
notice of the time and place of said meeting at least ten days be- 
fore said meeting by depositing the same in a post-office in this 
state, postage paid, addressed to each corporator, or by delivering 
the same in hand or leaving the same at his last and usual place of 
abode : Provided, however, that said first meeting may be held 
without such notice by agreement of two thirds of said corporators; 
and all the doings at said meeting, so held by agreement, to which 
said two thirds shall give their assent by signing the record of said 
meeting, shall be valid and binding on said corporation. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
when in their opinion the public good requires it; and this act 
shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 22, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 191, 192. 571 



CHAPTER 191. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING AND CONFIRMING THE DATE [VOTE] OF A SPECIAL 
TOWN-MEETING OF THE TOWN OF LANCASTER. 



Sect. 
1. Vote legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the vote of the special town-meeting of the town vote legalized, 
of Lancaster, held on the twenty-eighth day of May, 1881, relating 
to the purchase, conveyance, and lease of a plot of land for hotel 
purposes, be and the same hereby is legalized and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. That this act shall take effect from and after its pas- ^£".^^^°*- 
sage. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 192. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ORGANIZATION OF THE PEMIGEWASSET VALLEY 

RAILROAD. 



Sect. 
1. Organization legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. The organization of the Pemigewassett Valley Railroad ^^^^^^lf^°^ 
heretofore made by the grantees is hereby ratified and confirmed, ^^^ ^^^ " 
and said corporation shall have and enjoy all the rights and privi- 
leges and be subject to all the duties and liabilities of other corpo- 
rations of a similar nature in this state. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect- 

[Approved July 27, 18!5l.] 



572 



Chapter 193. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 193 



AN ACT TO mCOKPORATE THE LEBANON WOOLEN COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Objects ; location ; estate. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting ; organization ; by-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Objects ; loca- 
tion; estate. 



Capital stock. 



First meeting ; 
organization ; 
by-laws. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Sect. 1. That Samuel W. Hale, Francis French, Warren W. 
Mason, Martin Buck, and Francis A. Cushman, and their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and they are hereby made a body 
corporate and politic forever, by the name of the Lebanon Woolen 
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 
subject to all the liabilities, of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby empowered to establish, 
manage, and carry on the business of manufacturing cotton, wool- 
en, linen, paper, or other goods, or any of the various branches of 
manufactures or of the mechanic arts that may be conveniently or 
necessarily connected therewith, at Lebanon in the county of 
Grafton, and for that purpose may purchase, have, and hold such 
personal and real estate as may be found necessary and proper for 
the business hereby authorized, and the same may sell, alienate, 
and dispose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of the corporation shall not exceed 
fifteen hundred shares of the par value of one hundred dollars 
each, the number of such shares to be determined by the grantees 
at their first meeting, and may be increased from time to time by 
the directors, not exceeding in the whole the amount herein 
limited. 

Sect. 4. Samuel W. Hale and Francis French, or either of them, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation by giving each of their 
associates named herein notice in writing of the meeting at least 
seven days prior thereto, at which, or any future meeting, such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations not repugnant to the constitution and 
laws of this state may be adopted, such officers chosen, and all such 
other matters and things done and transacted as may be necessary 
to the organization of said corporation and its future operations for 
the full enjoyment of the rights and privileges hereby granted. 

Sect. 5. Any future legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this 
charter whenever in their opinion the public good shall require it. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



1881.] 



Chapter 194. 



678 



CHAPTER 194. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EAST NORTHWOOD SAVINGS BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation, location, powers, &c. 

2. May receive deposits and make rules for 

the management of the same. 

3. Provision as to real estate. 

4. Compensation of officers and agents. 



Sect. 

5. By-lawa. 

6. Books subject to inspection; repealing 

clause. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Takes effect — when. 



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



May receive 
deposits and 
make rules for 
the manage- 
ment of the 



Sect. 1. That Samuel F. Leavitt, Blbridge G. Boody, Richard fo^^^u^o^^^^ow- 
Hoitt, Hollis J. Clark, Lewis E. Kimball, Luther Tasker, Charles ersi&c' 
Hill, Charles A. Hill, Jonathan K. Hoitt, John Bennett, Walter 
B. Dow, Philip Hoitt, George W. Knowles, Charles E. Gate, 
George T. Sherburne be and are constituted a body politic and cor- 
porate, by the name of the East Northwood Savings Bank, which 
bank shall be located in the town of Northwood in this state, at 
the easterly part of said town ; and they, and 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 here- 
after be established, shall be and remain a body corporate 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 are or may be incident to corporations of like na- 
ture by the laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive, from any person or per- 
sons disposed to enjoy the advantages thereof, any deposit or de- 
posits of money, and may use, manage, and improve the same for 
the benefit of the depositors in such manner as shall be convenient ^*^^^ 
or necessary for the security and profitable investment thereof ; 
and all deposits may be withdrawn, and the net income or profit 
of the deposits divided at such reasonable times and in such man- 
ner and proportion and subject to such equitable rules and regula- 
tions as said corporation shall from time to time limit and appoint, 
agreeably to the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as fea^ustat' *^ *** 
shall be convenient in transacting the business thereof, but not 
exceeding five thousand dollars in value at any one time, and said 
corporation further may take and hold and dispose of such real . 
estate as may in good faith be received by them by the way of 
security or payment for loans made by them, or for any debts, de- 
mands, or liabilities which may be owing or accrue to said corpo- 
ration. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promissory compensation 

Or oiiiCGrs 3.iid 

note to circulate as currency ; nor shall the members or officers of agents. 
said corporation receive any profit or emolument from said savings 
bank : Provided, however, that a reasonable compensation may 



574 



Chapters 194, 195. 



[1881. 



By-laws. 



Books subject 
to inspection; 
repealing 
clause. 



First meeting. 



Takes efEect — 
When. 



from time to time be made to the treasurer, secretary, and agents 
of said corporation for services actually rendered. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may from time to time make such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations for its government and for the man- 
agement of the business thereof as shall not be inconsistent with 
this act and the laws of this state. 

Sect. 6. The books and accounts of this corporation shall be at 
all times subject to the inspection of the governor and council, the 
bank commissioners, or other officers appointed by either branch 
of the legislature for this purpose ; and the legislature may at any 
time alter, amend, or repeal this act. 

Sect. 7. Samuel F. Leavitt, Elbridge G. Boody, and Richard 
Hoitt, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of this cor- 
poration at such time and place and in such manner as they may 
think proper. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 195. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MOUNT LAFAYETTE RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May construct a mountain railway. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Tolls : powers vested in directors. 



Sect. 

5. First meeting — how called. 

6. Time of construction limited. 

7. Takes efEect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



May construct 
a mountain 
railway. 



Sect. 1. Sylvester Marsh, Emmons W. Raymond, Thomas A. 
Vose, John A. White, John H. Barron, Joseph A. Dodge, and 
Charles R. Corning, their associates, successors, and assigns, are 
hereby made a corporation by the name of the Mount Lafayette 
Railroad, with all the rights, powers, and privileges and subject 
to all the liabilities, duties, and restrictions set forth in the Gen- 
eral Laws which now or may be hereafter in force relating to rail- 
road corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate 
and construct a railway of which said Sylvester Marsh is the invent- 
or, — being a three-railed railway, and similar to the one now located 
and built to the top of Mount Washington, — from some point near 
the Profile House in Franconia to the top of Mount Lafayette. 



1881.] Chapters 195, 196. 575 

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

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all velteim'di" 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad, rectors. 
at such rates as may from time to time be determined by the di- 
rectors ; and all the powers herein granted to this corporation, re- 
lating to the locating, constructing, and maintaining said railroad, 
are hereby vested in the directors of this corporation for the time 
being. 

Sect. 5. Any two persons named in this act may call the first ^ow*caiied"^~ 
meeting of the grantees by publishing notice of the time and place 
of meeting, in some newspaper published in the county of Merri- 
mack, two weeks before the day named for said meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all parts of railroad line Jtractioxflimit- 
hereiii named not constructed or completed within ten years from ed. 
the passage hereof. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes efteot- 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 196. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF "AN ACT CONSTITUTING THE PORTLAND & ROCH- 
ESTER RAILROAD COMPANY A CORPORATION WITHIN THIS STATE," AP- 
PROVED JULY 2, 1866. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Corporation authorized to lease or sell its 2. Takes effect— when, 
property. | 

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

Sect. 1. The Portland & Rochester Railroad Company, incorpo- Corporation 
rated by the legislature of the state of Maine, is authorized and re^aseTr^seii its 
empowered to sell or lease to the Portland & Rochester Railroad, P^^^P^'^'^y- 
another corporation created by the laws of Maine, its railroad, 
property, privileges, franchises, and immunities in this state, on 
such terms as said corporations may agree, and may be by them 
deemed expedient, subject, however, to the payment of all the lia- 
bilities of the Portland & Rochester Railroad Company, and to the 
liabilities and duties which now are or may hereafter become inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature by the laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from its passage. Takes effect - 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



576 



Ohaptees 197, 198. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 197. 

AN ACT m AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPOEATE AN 
ACADEMY IN THE TOWN OF LONDONDERRY BY THE NAME OF THE PINKER 
TON ACADEMY IN LONDONDERRY," APPROVED JUNE 15, 1814. 

Sect. 1. Limitation of real and personal estate. 

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



Limitation of 
real and per- 
sonal estate. 



Sect. 1. That said act of incorporation be and hereby is amend- 
ed by striking out the word " three " next preceding the word 
"thousand," and inserting instead thereof the word ten, and by 
striking out the word " eight " next preceding the word " thou- 
sand," and inserting instead thereof the word fifty, so that said 
corporation shall be authorized to hold real estate to an amount 
whereof the annual income shall not exceed ten thousand dollars, 
and personal estate to an amount whereof the annual income shall 
not exceed fifty thousand dollars. 

[Approved July 27, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 198. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER SOCIETY FOR THE PREVENTION OF 
CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to real estate. 

3. First meeting. 



Sect. 

4. By-laws. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect— wlien. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Sect, 1. Zimri S, Wallingford, Samuel H. Wheeler, Jeremiah 
Smith, William Hale, Charles H. Sawyer, William S. Stevens, 
Charles M. Murphy, Joshua L. Foster, J. T. S. Libby, Harrison 
Haley, H. H. Brown, George W. Parker, B. P. Vittum, their asso- 
ciates and successors, be and hereby are created a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the Dover Society for the Prevention of 
Cruelty to Animals, and by that name may sue and be sued, prose- 
cute and defend to final judgment and execution, use a common 
seal, and hereby are invested with all the powers, privileges, and 
immunities and made subject to all the liabilities incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said society may hold real and personal estate, which it 
may acquire by gift, purchase, or otherwise, to an amount not ex- 
ceeding fifty thousand dollars, and may keep, manage, sell, con- 



1881.] Chapters 198, 199, 200. 577 

vey, or otherwise dispose of the same, or any part thereof, at 
pleasure. 

Sect, 3. Any three of the above corporators may call the first First meeting, 
meeting of said corporation in such manner as may seem proper. 

Sect. 4. Such corporation may make and estaljlish such l)y-laws By-iaws. 
for its own government as may seem best to subserve the purposes * 
for which said corporation is established and to afford greater pro- 
tection to animals, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of 
this state. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal p "a/®*^* *° ''®' 
this act. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved July 28, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE A RELIGIOUS SOCIETY 
BY THE NAME OF THE FIRST BAPTIST SOCIETY IN NEWPORT," APPROVED 
JUNE 22, 1819. 



Sect. 
1. Time of annual meeting changed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect, 1. That section three of said act be amended by striking Time of annual 
out the words " on the first Wednesday of May," and inserting in- meeting chang- 
stead thereof the words " in the month of December." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passae:e. Takes effect- 
[Approved July 28, 1881.] '''''''• 



CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CLAREMONT AND WHITE RIVER 

JUNCTION RAILROAD, 



Sect. „ 

1. Additional corporators. 

2. Location and termini of road. 



3. Time of completing extended. 

4, Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. Section one of said act shall be amended by adding to the Additional cor- 
corporators named thei-ein the following : Chester Pike and Benja- p^''-'^^""- 
min K. Chase of Cornish, and Alvah W. Sulloway of Franklin. 



578 



Chapters 200, 201. 



[1881. 



Location and 
termini of road. 



Time of com- 
pleting extend- 
ed. 



Repealing 
clause; takes 
effect— when. 



Sect. 2. Section two of said act shall be amended so as to read 
as follows : Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate, 
construct, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in width, 
with necessary additions for excavations and embankments, from 
some convenient point in the town of Claremont, through Clare- 
.mont village (so called) in said Claremont, thence through said 
Claremont and the town of Cornish, through the village of Cornish 
Flat (so called) in said Cornish, thence through the town of Plain- 
field, passing the village of Meriden (so called) in said Plainfield 
at some point within half a mile of the same, thence through the 
town of Lebanon to any point on the west bank of the Connecticut 
river in said town of Lebanon. Said corporation shall have the 
right to lease its road to any other railroad corporation established 
under the laws of this state with which it shall connect. 

Sect. 3. That the time limited by the act approved July 3, 1872, 
entitled " An act incorporating the Claremont and White River 
Junction Railroad," be so amended as to extend the time for the 
construction and completion of said railroad to the third day of 
July, A. D. 1886. 

Sect. 4. Sections two and six of said act are hereby repealed, 
and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 29,1881.] 



CHAPTER 201. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE INDIAJST HEAD BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting, etc. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Location. 



Capital stock. 



Sect. 1. That Edward Spalding, Augustus G. Reed, Matthew 
Barr, Harrison Hobson, Virgil C. Oilman, William D. Cadwell, 
and Frank A. McKean, their associates, successors, and assigns, 
be and they are hereby incorporated and made a body corporate by 
the name of the Indian Head Bank, and shall so continue for the 
term of twenty years from the first day of January which will be 
in the year 1882, invested with all the powers, rights, and privi- 
leges and subject to all the duties and liabilities which by the laws 
of this state are incident to corporations for the purpose of bank- 
ing. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall be located and have its place 
of business at Nashua in the county of Hillsborough. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be a sum not 
less than one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
such number of shares as the members shall determine. 



1881.] Chapters 201, 202. • 579 

Sect. 4. Edward Spalding, Virgil C. Oilman, and Frank A. f^"-** "meting. 
McKean, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said 
corporation by publishing a notice thereof in some one newspaper 
published at said Nashua, three weeks successively, the last publi- 
cation to be prior to the day of holding the same; and at such first 
or any subsequent legal meeting of said corporation the caj)italk 
stock may be divided into shares, the amount of payment on each 
and the time of making them, the mode of calling future meetings 
determined, and such rules and regulations not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of the state adopted, as may be convenient 
and necessary for the government and management of said corpo- 
ration. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- subject to re- 
peal this act. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 202. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE FIKST MEETING OF THE GRANTEES OF THE RYE 

BEACH RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. First meeting legalized. 

2. Privileges, liabilities, etc. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. The first meeting of the grantees of the Rye Beach First meeting 
Railroad is hereby legalized and confirmed. legalized. 

Sect. 2. This corporation shall have all the privileges and be Privileges, lia- 
subject to all the liabilities of railroad corporations in this state, ' ' ''^^' ^ '^' 
and shall be allowed ten years from the passage of this act for the 
construction and completion of said railroad. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. Sn '*^"'*~ 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



580 



Chapters 203, 204. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE COURT GRANITE STATE, NUMBER SIX THOUSAND 
SEVEN HUNDRED AND NINETY, OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS' 
FRIENDLY SOCIETY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Regulation as to property. 



Sect. 

3. Subject to amendment. 

4. Takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Regulation as 
to property. 



Subject to 
amendment. 

Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That John Sandwell, Edward J. Sheehan, Thomas 
O'Donnell, Chris. J. Browne, and Fred. S. Barnett, their associates 
and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic and corpo- 
rate by the name of " Court Granite State, No. 6,790, of the 
Ancient Order of Foresters," located at Manchester, for such char- 
itable and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from time 
to time designate, and by that name may sue and be sued, prose- 
cute and defend, and be vested with all the privileges and subject 
to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

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

Sect. 3. The legislature may alter or amend this act whenever 
the public good may require the same. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 204. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE UNDERBILL EDGE TOOL COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Preferred stock. 

2. Not to be sold less than par. 

3. How issued. 

4. Dividends on. 

5. How retired. 



Sect. 

6. Dividends cease — when. 

7. In case of winding up affairs of corporation. 

8. Three fourths vote of stock required to 

accept this act. 

9. Takes effect — when. 



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



Preferred 

stock. 



Sect. 1. The Underhill Edge Tool Company is hereby author- 
ized and empowered to issue capital stock to an amount not ex- 
ceeding seven hundred shares, of the par value of one hundred 
dollars each, and the same shall be known as preferred stock, and 



1881.] Chapter 204. 581 

said issue shall be in place of a like amount of stock now author- 
ized by said charter but not yet issued. 

Sect. 2. No portion of the stock issued under the provisions of i^as than%^arf 
this act shall be issued, sold, or disposed of at less tlian its par 
value, and the time and manner of issuing it shall be determined 
by the directors of the corporation 

Sect. 3. For the purpose of carrying into effect the provisions of How issued, 
this act, the said directors are authorized to issue from time to 
time so much of said seven hundred shares as they shall think prop- 
er ; and the holders of stock heretofore issued shall have the first 
right to subscribe for and take said preferred stock in the propor- 
tion which the amount thereof so issued from time to time shall 
bear to the amount of stock heretofore issued and held by each at 
the time of such new issue, they paying therefor, in cash, the sum 
of one hundred dollars for each share ; and said directors shall 
determine such proportion, and the amount and manner of such 
proportional subscription, and the time when the right to make 
such proportional subscription shall expire, and give notice thereof 
by mail to each of said stockholders thirty days at least before 
such expiration. 

Sect. 4. Said board of directors are authorized and empowered Dividends on. 
to and shall declare and pay semi-annual dividends on each share 
of said preferred stock, not exceeding six per cent, per annum, 
and no dividends shall hereafter be declared and paid upon any 
other shares of said corporation in the hands of stockholders until 
said dividends upon said preferred stock shall have been fully 
paid : Provided, hoivever, that said corporation, by its directors, 
shall have the right to appropriate all the net surplus earnings of 
the corporation after paying in full the dividends on said preferred 
stock, or any part of said net earnings, to purchasing in and retir- 
ing said preferred stock, in the manner hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have the right, by its directors How retired, 
and at their discretion, from time to time to purchase of the hold- 
ers of such pieferred stock any or all shares of such stock, by pay- 
ing or tendering to such holder the par value of the shares, and 
may for that purpose appropriate and use the net surplus earnings 
of the corporation after paying the dividends on said preferred 
stock ; and may also, at the option of the holder, exchange said 
preferred stock for other stock of said corporation at its par value, 
and issue new shares of common and unpreferred stock in lieu 
thereof, and thus retire said preferred stock or any shares thereof. 

Sect. 6. Upon such tender of the par value of the preferred Dividends 
stock the interest or earnings on tlie same shall cease ; and all *'®*^®~^ ®°* 
sums realized from the sale of preferred stock shall be applied in 
payment of the indebtedness of the corporation. 

Sect. 7. In case of the winding up of the affairs of said corpo- in case of 
ration before all of said preferred stock shall have been purchased foi^^'o/corpo-" 
in, or have been otherwise retired under the provisions of nation, 
this act, then the assets of the corporation remaining after the 
payment of its liabilities shall be divided pro rata to the holders of 
the preferred stock to an amount not exceeding the par value of 
the sha^res, and the surplus of said assets shall be divided pro rata 
among the other stockholders. 



582 



Chapters 204, 205, 206. 



[1881. 



Three fourths 
vote of stock 
required to ac- 
cept this act. 



Takes sfEect- 
wheu. 



Sect. 8. This act shall not take effect until the same shall be 
accepted by a vote representing at least three fourths of all the 
stock of said corporation, at a stockholders' meeting especially con- 
vened for that purpose, or until the written assent of the holders 
of two thirds of said stock shall be obtained. 

Sect. 9. This act shall be enforced from its passage. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 205. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NASHUA SAVINGS 

BANK." 



Sect. 
1. Limitation as to real estate. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That section three of chapter one thousand five hun- 
dred and eighty-three, laws of 1854, be amended by striking out 
the word "ten" from sixth line, between the words "of" and 
"thousand," and inserting the word fifty in lieu thereof, so that 
as amended it will read : Sect. 3. Said corporation shall be capa- 
ble of receiving and holding such buildings and real estate as shall 
be necessary and convenient for managing their affairs, provided 
that such real estate held at any one time for the purpose afore- 
said shall not exceed in value, at the time of purchase or acceptance 
thereof by said corporation, the sum of fifty thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 206. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
CERTAIN PERSONS BY THE NAME OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BOTANIC 
SOCIETY," APPROVED JAN. 1, 1849. 



Sect. 

1. Title changed. 

2. Name changed. 



Sect. 

3. Verbal amendment. 

4. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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



Title changed. Sect. 1. That the title of said act be amended by striking out 
the word " botanic," and substituting therefor the word eclectic. 



1881.] Chapters 206, 207, 208. 583 

Sect. 2. That section one of said act be amended by striking out Name changed 
the word " botanic " in the seventh line of said section, and sub- 
stituting therefor the word eclectic. 

Sect. 3. That section two of said act be amended by striking; out verbal amend- 
the word " botanical " in the fifth line of said section. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- ^ause^tfkes 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect effect-^when. 
on its passage. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF MONT VERNON TO RAISE AND APPRO- 
PRIATE MONEY FOR THE McCOLLOM INSTITUTE. 

Sect. 1. May appropriate $300 annually. 

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

Sect. 1. The town of Mont Vernon is hereby authorized to raise ateVsKnuI 
annually the sum of three hundred dollars, and appropriate the ^-i^y- 
same for the benefit of McCollom Institute in said town. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE TO 
BORROW MONEY FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. $20,000 may be borrowed in notes by finan- 2. Payment of notes, 
cial agent. | 3. Takes ettect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. The New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane is hereby p.ooomaybe 

, . , ,^ / -,..,, borrowed in 

autnonzed to borrow such sums oi money, not exceeding in all notes by fiuan- 
twenty thousand dollars, as the committee appointed by the trus- "''^^s'^''*- 
tees at their late meeting for that purpose may think proper, for 
defraying the expense of erecting and furnishing an addition to its 
buildings for the accommodation of patients ; and the financial 
agent of said corporation is authorized to give such notes of the 
corporation for the sums so borrowed as the committee may 
approve. 



584 



Chapters 208,209, 210. 



[1881. 



Payment of 
notes. 



Takes effect— 
when. 



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

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

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE HOMESTEADS OF BUCHANAN AND WILLIS, ALSO 
THE HOMESTEAD OF MRS. ELIZA MITCHELL, FROM SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUM- 
BER TWO IN THORNTON TO SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER THREE IN CAMP 
TON, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Homesteads severed and annexed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Homesteadsev- Sect. 1. That the homcstcads of Buchanan and Willis, also the 
ered and annex- homcstcad of Mrs. EHza MitchcU, with all their taxable property, be 
and is [are] hereby disannexed from school-district number two in 
Thornton, and annexed to school-district number three in Camp- 
ton, for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 210. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SUNCOOK VALLEY RAILROAD. 



Sect. 
1. Term extended. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Term extended. Sect. 1. That the time for completing the Suncook Valley Rail- 
road is hereby extended to the thirty-first day of December, 1887. 
Takes effect Sect. 2. Tlus act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



when. 



1881.] Chapters 211, 212. 585 



CHAPTER 211. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
AMOSKEAG VETERANS OF MANCHESTER," PASSED AT JUNE SESSION, 1855. 



Sect. 

1. Rifles to be furnished by the state; rent of 
armory. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause : takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That section six of an act entitled " An act to incorpo- 
rate the Amoskeag- Veterans of Manchester," passed June session, 
1855, be and the same is hereby amended so that said section 
when amended shall read as follows : Sect. 6. Said battalion shall 
receive from the state so many muskets or rifles and equipments ^i^^^- 
as may be necessary to arm the battalion, not exceeding two hun- 
dred and fifty, upon tlie officers of the battalion or other responsi- 
ble persons' giving bond to the state with sufficient sureties, to be 
approved by the adjutant-general, for the safe-keeping and return 
of such muskets or equipments when required by the authority of 
the state. The necessary expense for the rent of an armory in Armory, 
which said arms and equipments shall be kept when not in actual 
use, not exceeding one hundred dollars a year, shall be allowed by 
the governor, and paid on his order to the commander of the bat- 
talion, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are ^^^se^'tiiies 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from its passage. effect-when. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 212. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE FARM OF GILMAN B. SMITH FROM THE TOWN OF 
SPRINGFIELD, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTRICT NUMBER SIX IN NEW 
LONDON, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Homestead severed and annexed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the homestead farm of Gilman B. Smith of Homestead sev- 

r^ . ^ -, -, ■ ■, , .,,. , T, 11 ill ered andannex- 

Springfield, with the inhabitants and taxable property thereon, ed. 
shall be and hereby is disannexed from Springfield and annexed 
11 



586 



Chapters 212, 213, 214. 



[1881. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



to school-district number six in New London, for the purposes of 
schooling. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force on and after 
its passage. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT TO DISANXEX THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF JAMES BUCHANAN FROM 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER TWO IN SANDOWN, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER FOUR IN CHESTER, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Homestead severed aud annexed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Homestead sev- 
ered and annex- 
ed. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the homestead farm of James Buchanan be ^nd 
hereby is disannexed from school-district number two in Sandown, 
and the same is hereby annexed to school-district number four in 
the town of Chester, for school purposes ; and all acts and parts 
of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 214. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SCYTHE COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Doings legalized. 

2. Repealing clause. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect — when. 



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



Doings legaliz- 
ad. 



Sect. 1. The New Hampshire Scythe Company, a voluntary cor- 
poration located at Littleton, and the clerk of said corporation, 
shall in the month of August of each year make the returns re- 
quired of them by sections eleven and sixteen of chapter one hun- 
dred and forty-nine of the General Laws ; and any returns of said 
corporation or its officers made in the month of August, if other- 
wise in conformity to law, shall be deemed as valid and sufficient 



1881.] ' Chapters 214, 215. 587 

as if made in the month of May ; and the organization and pro- 
ceedings of said company, so far as the same may have been defec- 
tive in reference to the returns heretofore required by law to be 
made to the secretary of state and town-clerk, or in reference to 
any otlier omissions on the pnrt of the corporators or officers of 
said company, are hereby legalized and made valid. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. when* ^^^*''^~ 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 215. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE DOINGS OF THE SELECTMEN AND COLLECTOR OF 
TAXES OF THE TOWN OF EPPING, IN ASSESSING AND COLLECTING A TAX 
I^f SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER FIVE IN SAID TOWN FOR THE PURPOSE OF 
BUILDING A NEW SCHOOL-HOUSE. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. School-house tax legalized. 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That all school-house taxes assessed by the selectmen schooi-honse 
of the town of Epping upon school-district number five in said ^^ ^^^ '^^ 
town, in the year 1881, for the purpose of building a new school- 
house in said district, are hereby legalized ; and all the acts and 
doings of the selectmen and collector of taxes of said town for said 
year, in relation to the inventory, assessment, and collection of said 
taxes, are hereby ratified, confirmed, and legalized. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes efcect- 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] ^^'^'^- 



588 



Chapters 216, 217. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 216. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT OF 1875, CHAPTER ONE HUNDRED, ESTABLISHING 
A BOARD OF EDUCATION IN SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER ONE, LACONIA. 



Sect. 

1. Annual meeting — how called : terms of mem- 

bers of the board. 

2. Vacancy— how filled. 



Sect. 

3. Superintendent pf schools. 

4. Examination of teachers. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Annual meet- 
ing — how call- 
ed : term of 
members of 
the board. 



Vacancy — how 
filled. 



Superintendent 
of schools. 



Examination of 
teachers. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1, The annual meeting in school-district number one in 
Laconia shall hereafter be called and held as is provided by law 
in the case of school-districts for which no special provision is 
made, and the terms of two members of the board of education in 
said district shall hereafter expire at each annual meeting. 

Sect. 2. Any vacancy in said board, occurring from any cause 
other than the expiration of a term, may be filled until the next 
annual meeting by the remaining members of the board ; and the 
clerk of said board shall, within one week after the filling of such 
vacancy, furnish a copy of the record thereof to the clerk of the 
district, who shall record the same in the records of said district. 

Sect. 3. Said district is hereby authorized to provide for the 
election or appointment of a superintendent of schools for said 
district in the same manner, upon the same conditions, and with 
the same powers and duties in said district as are prescribed for 
towns by the General Laws, chapter eighty-nine, section nineteen. 

Sect. 4. Said board of education may authorize said superin- 
tendent, or one or more of their own number, to examine persons 
proposing to teach in said district. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTEE 217. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
THE COLEBROOK BRIDGE COMPANY." 



Sect. 
1. Corporation granted exclusive privileges. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That section two of said act be and hereby is amended 

privireg^s". ^y inserting after the word '' empowered " and before the worda 

" to construct" in the second line, the words " and given the exclu- 



Corporatioii 
granted exclu 
sive 



1881.] Chapters 217, 218. 589 

sive right," and by inserting after the word " at" at the end of the 
second line, and before the words " a point " at the beginning of 
the third line, the words " any place from," and by striking out the 
word " and " after the word " Colebrook" in the fourth line in said 
section, and in place thereof inserting the words " to a point," [*so 
that the second section, as amended, shall read as follows : Sect. 2. 
The said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered and 
given the exclusive right to construct a bridge over and across the 
Connecticut river, at any place between a point three fourths of a 
mile south of the mouth of the Mohawk stream (so called) in the 
town of Colebrook, to a point one mile north of the mouth of said 
stream to a point in Canaan or Lemington in tlie state of Vermont, 
and the same from time to time to rebuild and keep in repair, and 
for this purpose to purchase and hold so much land as may be 
necessary and convenient, and the same to sell and convey at 

pleasure.] -ifpct— 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. ^ten 
[Approved August 2, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 218. 

AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE THE SECURITY SAVINGS BANK IN WINCHESTER. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Provision as to deposits. 

3. As to real estate. 

4. By-laws, etc. 



Sect. 

5. Books subject to be inspected. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Talies e£Eect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Ansel Dickinson, Henry Abbott, E. M. Forbes, 
Aurelius B. Turner, Oliver L. Howard, Henry B. Swan, Lucius ^^^p^.^tj^^ 
Rixford, Ebenezer S. Adams, Daniel T. Saben, Albert M. Howard, constituted. 
Fayette P. Willis, Francis P. Peters, Carl C. Davis, William A. 
Alexander, and Henry H. Pratt be and hereby are constituted a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Security Savings 
Bank, which bank shall be located in the town of Winchester in 
this state, and they and 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 remain a body corporate 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 are or may be 
incident to corporations of like nature by the laws of this state. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or per- 
sons any deposit or deposits of money, and may use, manage, and 
improve the same for the benefit of the depositors in such manner J^J^'^^}^" *^ *<> 

* Tbe sentences enclosed in brackets are in the act as originally passed, but are omitted in the 
engrossed bill. 



590 



Chapters 218, 219. 



[1881. 



As to real 
estate. 



By-laws, etc. 



Books subject 
to be inspected. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

First meeting. 



Takes effect 
when. 



as shall be convenient or necessary for the security and profitable 
investment thereof, consistently with the laws of this state ; and 
all deposits may be withdrawn and the net income or profit of the 
deposits divided at such reasonable times and in such manner and 
proportion, and subject to such equitable rules and regulations, as 
said corporation shall from time to time limit and appoint, agree- 
ably to the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate, 
not exceeding five thousand dollars in value, as shall be convenient 
in transacting the business of the corporation, and said corpora- 
tion may further take, hold, and dispose of such real estate as may 
in good faith be received by them as security or payment for loans 
made by them, or for any debts, demands, or liabilities which may 
be owing or accrue to said corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may from time to time make such by- 
laws, rules, and regulations for its government and for the man- 
agement of the business thereof as shall not be inconsistent with 
this act and the laws of this state. 

Sect. 5. The books and accounts of this corporation shall be at 
all times subject to the inspection of the governor and council, the 
bank commissioners, or other officers appointed by either branch 
of the legislature for this purpose, of any officer of said corpora- 
tion, or of any committee of depositors selected in accordance 
with any provision of the by-laws of this corporation. 

Sect. 6. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- 
peal this act. 

Sect. 7. Ansel Dickinson, Henry Abbott, E. M. Forbes, Aure- 
lius B. Turner, and Ebenezer S. Adams, or any two of them, may 
call the first meeting of said corporation by giving or leaving at 
the dwelling of each corporator a notice of the time and place of 
such meeting at least five days before such meeting. 

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

[Approved August 3, 1881,] 



CHAPTER 219. 

AN ACT m AMENDMENT OF "AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE THE BELKNAP 
SAVINGS BANK," APPROVED JULY 3, 1S68. 



Sect. 
1. Limitation as to real estate. 



Sect. 

2. Repealing clause ; takes effect— when. 



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



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Sect." 1, Section third of said act of incorporation is hereby 
amended by striking out the word " ten " before the word ^ thou- 
sand," and inserting in place thereof the word "• twenty," so that 
said corporation shall be capable of receiving and holding such 



1881.] 



Chapters 219, 220. 



591 



buildings and real estate as shall be necessary and convenient for 
managing their affairs, provided that such real estate held for the 
purpose aforesaid shall not exceed the sum of twenty thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent witli the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect effect— when. 
from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 3, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 220. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MOOSILAUKE MOUNTAIN HOTEL COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock and real estate. 



Sect. 

3. First meeting, by-laws, and officers. 

4. Subject to repeal ; takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in 
Genej'al Court convened : 



Sect. 1. That Daniel Q. Clement, A. B. Woodvs^orth, Ezra B. Corporation 
Mann, E. B. Woodworth, and E. F. Mann, their associates, succes- *^°"^ 
sors, and assigns, be and they hereby are incorporated and made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Moosilauke Moun- 
tain Hotel Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, and 
shall have and enjoy all the riglits and privileges and be subject to 
all the liabilities and restrictions incident to corporations of a sim- 
ilar nature, and with power to purchase, construct, maintain, and 
carry on a hotel or hotels and all tlie necessary appurtenances to 
the same, in the towns of Benton, Warren, and Woodstock in the 
county of Grafton, near or on the top of Moosilauke mountain. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed ^*S"*\**°tate 
the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, and said corporation may 
purchase, have, and hold real and personal estate to an amount not 
exceeding that sum, and may manage, improve, control, and dis- 
pose of the same in such manner as may be necessary and con- 
venient for the purposes and interests of the corporation and the 
accommodation of the public. 

Sect. 3. Daniel Q. Clement and A. B. Woodworth may call the ^'^^^s^and^' 
first meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice in the Lis- otficers.' 
bon Globe, a newspaper printed at Lisbon in said county of Graf- 
ton, ten days at least previous thereto, at which meeting or any 
adjournment thereof a clerk shall be chosen, and by-laws for the 
regulation and government of said corporation not inconsistent 
with the constitution and laws of this state may be adopted, all 
necessary officers for managing tlie affairs of the corporation may 
be chosen, the amount of the capital stock may be fixed and the 
same divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and any 
other business transacted necessary to promote the interests and 
carry into effect the objects of said corporation. 



592 



Chapters 220, 221. 



[1881. 



rep^Jaf* takes Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
effect-wheu. whciiever in their opinion the public good requires such alteration, 
amendment, or repeal ; and this act shall take effect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved August 3, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 221. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE KEENE MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose, location, property. 

3. First meeting ; officers; capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. Subject to repeal. 
6. Takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Purpose, loca- 
tion, property. 



First meeting, 
oflicers, capital 
stock. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. That Samuel W. Hale, Henry Colony, Francis French, 
Ira W. Russell, Warren W. Mason, and William S. Hale, their as- 
sociates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the Keene Manufacturing 
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 rights and privileges and subject to all the 
liabilities incident to a corporation of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to carry on the business 
of manufacturing wool, cotton, wood, and iron goods in the city of 
Keene in this state, for such uses and purposes as it may desire, 
and to take, hold, and convey real estate and personal property not 
exceeding in value at any one time the sum of two hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and the same to manage, improve, and dispose of at 
pleasure. 

Sect, 3. Any three of the persons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by giving at least ten days' pre- 
vious notice to the other persons named herein, at which or any 
subsequent meeting officers may be chosen, the amount of its capi- 
tal stock fixed, and the par value of the shares therein determined 
(with liljerty to increase said capital stock from time to time there- 
after to not exceeding the aforesaid sum of two hundred thousand 
dollars), and all such by-laws not repugnant to the laws of this state 
as may be thought proper may be adopted. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act whenever in their opinion the public good may require. 

Sect. T). This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 4, 1881,] 



1881.] 



Chapters 222, 223. 



593 



CHAPTER 222 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LITTLETON BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

3. Location ; first meeting. 

4. Talces effect — when. 



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



Sect. 1. John Farr, Cyrus Eastman, Eleazer B. Parker, Henry L. cStuSd! 
Tilton, George B. Redington, and George A. Bingham, their asso- 
ciates and successors, are hereby incorporated by the name of the 
Littleton Bank, with authority to exercise all the powers and 
privileges of banks of discount and deposit under the laws of the 
state of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed Capital stock, 
one hundred tliousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have its place of business at Lit- Location, 
tleton in the county of Grafton in the state of New Hampshire, 
and the first meeting for the purpose of organization shall be held First meeting. 
in said Littleton at any time within two years after the approval of 
this act. Said meeting may be called by any two of the corpora- 
tors named in this act by giving notice as provided by section three 
of chapter one hundred and fifty-two of the General Laws of said 
state. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect when approved. 

[Approved August 5, 1881.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 22 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRANITE STATE BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting and business thereat. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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



Sect. 1. That Beniamin L, Merrill, William W. Sticknev, Ed- corporation 
mund Elliott, George A. Wentworth, Charles A. Merrill, Abner L. 
Merrill, William G. Perry, Warren F. Putnam, John E. Gardner, 
Joseph W. Merrill, Robert Thompson, Edward Sanborn, Nathaniel 
Churchill, Charles C. Odlin, and Josiah B. Wiggin, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, be and they hereby are incorporated and 



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Chapters 223, 224. 



[1881. 



1 location. 



Capital stock. 



First meeting. 



Business there^ 
at. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



made a body corporate by the name of the Granite State Bank, and 
sliall so continue for the term of twenty years from the first day of 
January which will be in the year 1882, invested with all the pow- 
ers, rio"hts, and privileges and subject to all the duties and liabili- 
ties which by the laws of this state are incident to corporations for 
the purpose of banking. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall be located and have its place 
of business at Exeter in the county of Rockingham. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be a sum not 
less than one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
such number of shares as the members shall determine. 

Sect. 4. Benjamin L. Merrill, Warren F. Putnam, and George 
A. Wentworth, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of 
said corporation by publishing a notice thereof in some one news- 
paper published in said Exeter, three weeks successively, the last 
publication to be prior to the day of holding the same ; and at such 
first or any subsequent legal meeting of said corporation the capi- 
tal stock may be divided into shares, the amount of payment on 
each and the time of making them, the mode of calling future 
meetings determined, and such rules and regulations not repugnant 
to the constitution and laws of the state adopted, as may be con- 
venient and necessary for the government and management of said 
corporation. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act. 

[Approved August 5, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 224. 



AJSt ACT TO INCORPOKATE THE PISCATAQUA EXCHANGE BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting and business thereat. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Sect. 1. That Ichabod Goodwin, William L. D wight, John Sta- 
yers, William H. Hackett, Edward P. Kimball, Ezra H. Winches- 
ter, and Robert C. Peirce, their associates, successors, and assigns, 
be and they are hereby incorporated and made a body corporate by 
the name of the Piscataqua Exchange Bank, and shall so continue 
for the term of twenty years from the first day of January which 
will be in the year 1882, invested with all the powers, rights, and 
privileges and subject to all the duties and liabilities which by the 
laws of this state are incident to corporations for the purpose of 
banking. 



1881.] Chapters 224, 225. 695 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall be located and have its place Location, 
of business at Portsmouth in the county of Rockinoham. 

Sect. a. The capital stock of said corporation shall be a sum not Capital stock, 
less than one hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into 
such number of shares as the members shall determine. 

Sect. 4. The said grantees, or any four of tliem, may call the first ^'"'^ meeting, 
meeting of said corj)oration by publishing a notice thereof in some Business there- 
one newspaper published at said Portsmouth, three weeks succes- *'' 
sively, the last publication to be prior to the day of holding tlie 
same ; and at such first or any subsequent legal meeting of said 
corporation the capital stock may be divided into shares, the 
amount of payment on each and the time of making them, the 
mode of calling future meetings determined, and such rules and 
regulations not i-epugnant to the constitution and laws of the state 
adopted as may be convenient and necessary for the government 
and management of said corporation. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal peai!^''* '^° '^^" 
this act. 

[Approved August 5, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 225. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted: its purpose and 

powers. 

2. Location and capital stock. 



Sect. 

3. First meeting — how called. 

4. Subject to repeal. 



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

Sect. 1. That Nathan Parker, Charles E. Balch, David A. Bun- '^^"^p?^''^"^'^ . 
ton, John H. Maynard, Phinehas Adams, Benjamin F. Martin, purpose and 
Horace P. Watts, Noah S. Clark, Charles D. McDuffie, William J. p^^'"" 
Hoyt, Walter M. Parker, and Edward H. Paine, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, be and hereby are incorporated and made 
a body politic by the name of the Manchester Bank, and may so 
continue until the first day of January in the year nineteen hun- 
dred and two, with power to carry on the business of banking by 
discounting and negotiating promissory notes, drafts, bills of ex- 
change, and other evidences of debt, receiving deposits, buying 
and selling exchange, loaning money, together with all the other 
powers, rights, and privileges and subject to all the liabilities 
which by the laws of this state are incident to corporations for the 
purpose of banking. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall be located and have its place of Location, and 
business at the city of Manchester in this state ; and its capital '^^^^ 
stock shall not be less than fifty thousand nor more than two hun- 
dred thousand dollars. 



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Chapters 225, 226. 



[1881. 



First meeting- Sect. 3. Chailes E. Balch, Walter M. Parker, and Horace P. 
owe e . Watts, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said cor- 
poration by publishing a notice thereof, in some one newspaper 
published at Manchester in the county of Hillsborough, three weeks 
successively, the last publication to be prior to the day of holding 
the same ; and at such first or any subsequent legal meeting of said 
corporation the capital stock may be divided into shares, the 
amount of payment on each and the time of making them, the 
mode of calling future meetings determined, and such rules and 
regulations not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the 
state adopted as may be convenient and necessary for the govern- 
ment and management of said corporation. 

Subject to re- Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, annul, amend, 
or repeal this act. 

[Approved August 5, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 226 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MERRIMACK RIVER BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting, and business thereat. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Location. 



Capital stock. 



First meeting, 
and business 
thereat. 



Sect. 1. That Waterman Smith, Frederick Smyth, David Cross, 
Joseph B. Clark, Natt Head, Francis B. Eaton, and Thomas 
Wheat, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they are 
hereby incorporated and made a body corporate by the name of 
the Merrimack River Bank, and shall so continue for the term of 
twenty years from the first day of January, a. d. 1882, invested 
with all the powers, rights, and privileges and subject to all the 
duties and liabilities which by the laws of this state are incident 
to corporations for the purpose of banking. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall be located and have its place 
of business at Manchester in the county of Hillsborough. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be one hun- 
dred and fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into such 
number of shares as the members of said corporation shall deter- 
mine. 

Sect. 4. Waterman Smith, Frederick Smyth, and David Cross, 
or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said corporation 
by publishing a notice thereof, in some one newspaper published at 
said Manchester, three weeks successively, the last publication to 
be prior to the day of holding the same ; and at such first or any 
subsequent legal meeting of said corporation, the capital stock 
may be divided into shares, the amount of payment on each and 
the time of making them, the mode of calling future meetings 



1881.] Chapters 226, 227, 228. 597 

determined, and such rules and regulations not repugnant to the 
constitution and laws of the state adopted as may be convenient 
and necessary for the government and management of said corpo- 
ration. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal p^^if "^^ **"'^' 
this act. 

[Approved August 5, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FIRE 
INSURANCE COMPANY, AUTHORIZING THE SAID COMPANY TO INCREASE 
ITS CAPITAL STOCK, AND TO FIX THE PAR VALUE OP ITS SHARES AT 
ONE HUNDRED DOLLARS PER SHARE. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Corporation authorized to increase capital [ 2. Par value of sliares may be increased, 
stock. I 3. Takes effect— when . 

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

Sect. 1. That the New Hampshire Fire Insurance Company may ^uthorhiedlo 
increase its capital stock from time to time to an amount not ex- increase capital 
ceeding the sum of one million of dollars in the whole. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may fix the par value of its shares at ^^sfJamly be 
one hundred dollars per share by uniting two of the present shares increased, 
in one, or by the payment of the difference between the present 
par value of it shares (as limited in its charter at fifty dollars each) 
and the sum of one hundred dollars per share. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 228. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE SCHOOL-MEETING IN DISTRICT NUMBER ELEVEN 
IN THE TOWN OF SUTTON. 



Sect. 
1. School-meeting legalized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That the school-meetino; in district number eleven, school meet- 

c5 ' lug legalized. 

holdon the sixteenth day of May, 1881, is hereby legalized. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes efifect- 

[ Approved August 9, 1881.] ^^^''- 



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Chapters 229, 230. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 229. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF SYLVANUS A. MORSE FROM 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT NUMBER TEN TO THE UNION DISTRICT IN KEENTl. 

. Sect. 1. Farm severed and annexed. 

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



Farm severed 
and annexed. 



Sect. 1. The homestead farm of Sylvanus A. Morse is hereby 
severed from school-district number ten in the city of Keeue, and 
annexed to the Union school-district in said city of Keene, for 
school purposes. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 230. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE IRON COMPANY, 
WHICH WAS ORIGINALLY INCORPORATED UNDER THE NAME OF THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE IRON f^ACTORY COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Name changed. 

2. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Subject to repeal ; takes effect— when. 



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



Name changed. 



Capital stock. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Subject to re- 
peal ; takes 
effect — when. 



Sect. 1. That the name of said company shall hereafter be the 
Franconia Iron Company, and by that name shall be known and 
styled in all acts and proceedings of or relating to said company. 

Sect. 2. Said company may at any time increase its capital stock 
to an amount not exceeding two million dollars, and may divide 
their capital stock into any number of shares not exceeding four 
hundred thousand at any meeting of the stockholders of said com- 
pany duly called and holden for that purpose. 

Sect. 3, Said company is hereby authorized to hold real estate 
to an amount not exceeding fifteen hundred thousand dollars in 
value. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act whenever in their opinion the public good may require, 
and this act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapter 231. 599 



CHAPTER 231,. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASSOCIATION OF CHIROPO- 
DISTS. 



Seot. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Regulations and property. 

3. First meeting. 



Sect. 

4. Subject to repeal. 
6. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Nehemiah Kenison, Walter W. Keiiison, Albert J,°^PXtld! 
C. Johnson, Frank C. Thompson, Parker Kenison, Charles Ken- 
ison, and Frank M. Marden, their associates and sncoessors, are 
hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
New Hampshire Association of Chiropodists, for the purpose of 
promoting the knowledge of chiropody and regulating its practice, 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties, re- 
strictions, and liabilities by law incident to corporations of a simi- 
lar nature. 

Sect. 2. That said corporation be authorized to adopt such rules ^,^1"^^^""^"^ 
and take such measures as may be deemed best to promote knowl- 
edge in the practice of operative and mechanical chiropody, and 
for the purposes of the association may purchase, hold, or sell real 
and personal estate to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dol- 
lars. 

Sect. 3. That two persons first named in this act may call the nrst 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. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act fg"pjf{;"° 
when in their opinion the public good requires. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect- 

[Approved August 9, 1881.] 



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Chapter 232. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 232 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE FORECLOSURE OF THE MANCHESTER & KEENE 

RAILROAD. 



Sect. i 

1. Rights and franchises pass to purchasers 

under foreclosure ; mortgages confirmed, j 

2. Purchasers may organize as a corporation. 1 

3. Trustees may se 1 whole or part; any rail- 

road may purchase ; if purchased by con- 
necting road, may become part of it ; time 
for completing extended. 



Sect. 

4. Purchasing road may issue bonds or in" 

crease capital stock. 

5. Takes effect— when. 



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



Rights and 
franchises pass 
to purchasers 
under foreclos- 
ure. 



Mortgages con- 
firmed. 



Purchasers may 
organize as a 
corporation. 



Trustees may 
sell whole or 
part. 



Any railroad 
may purchase. 



If purchased by 
connecting road 
may become 
part of it. 



Sect. 1. Whenever a due and lawful foreclosure and sale of the 
railroad and corporate rights, franchises, and property of the Man- 
chester & Keene Railroad takes place, under the mortgages of said 
corporation, for the benefit of the holders of the bonds of said com- 
pany, according to the provisions of said mortgages, which are 
hereby ratified and confirmed, and shall be deemed and held to be 
valid, the purchasers or their assigns shall thereby have, hold, and 
enjoy said railroad and property, and all the rights, powers, fran- 
chises, and privileges at any time heretofore conferred by law upon 
the Manchester & Keene Railroad, with all the powers necessary to 
carry this act into effect. 

Sect. 2. If the said purchasers at the time of said purchase 
shall not have been organized as a corporation, they may, at a 
meeting called by any one of them, which call shall be published 
in a newspaper printed in the city of Keene, and a like notice in a 
newspaper printed in the city of Manchester, fifteen days at least 
prior to the day of said meeting, or at any subsequent meeting, 
adopt a corporate name and seal ; admit associates ; make reason- 
able by-laws not repugnant to the laws of this state ; fix the amount 
of its capital stock, which, upon payment of the purchase-money, 
shall be considered as fully paid in ; choose, or provide for the 
choice of, officers and agents ; and shall be a corporation, with all 
the powers, privileges, and franchises and subject to all the duties 
heretofore at any time conferred by law upon the Manchester & 
Keene Railroad. 

Sect. 8. At the foreclosure sale, the trustees under the mort- 
gages may, if they deem it expedient and authorized by the terms 
of the mortgages, sell said Manchester & Keene Railroad as a 
whole or in suitable parts, and the purchasers of the whole or any 
part of said railroad may sell the whole or any part thereof at pri- 
vate sale, if they think such sale best calculated to secure the 
effective operation of the whole road ; and any railroad company is 
hereby authorized and empowered to purchase and hold the whole 
or any part of said railroad ; and so much thereof as may be pur- 
chased by any railroad connecting therewith either directly or 
through lines which it leases or operates, may thereupon be made 



1881.] 



Chapters 232, 233. 



601 



a part of the railroad purchasing the same as aforesaid, the same 
as if it had been originally incorporated as a part of its railroad ; 
and said railroad shall have all the rights, powers, and privileges 
necessary to carry this act into effect ; but nothing in this act con- 
tained shall be construed to authorize the discontinuance of any 
portion of said road, and the time for completing said road is ex- '^^^f^^^g^ffg™^. 
tended during four years from the passage of this act. ed. 

Sect. 4. The railroad or railroads purcliasing the said Manches- fj^j'^^ay^lgae 
ter & Keene Railroad, or any part thereof, are authorized to issue bonds or in- 
bonds, secured by mortgage on their own road, or any part there- s[o^?''*^** 
of, or on the property purchased, or on both jointly, or to increase 
their capital stock for the purpose of raising money for the im- 
provement or extension of said Manchester & Keene Railroad, or 
any part thereof ; and the railroad company organized by the pur- 
chasers at the foreclosure sale shall have the same power and 
authority to issue stock, bonds, and mortgages. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 11, 1881.] when!'^^*~ 



CHAPTER 233 



AN ACT TO mCORPORATB THE GRANITE STATE PROVIDENT ASSOCIATION 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted, and for what pur- 

pose. 

2. Principal office. 

3. May have a seal , and make contracts. 

4. Membership, distribution of surplus, &c. 

5. Directors and officers. 

6. Life insurance business not to begin until : 

first meeting. 

7. By-laws. 

8. Annual and other meetings. 



Sect. 
9. Vacancy in board — how filled. 

10. Fiscal year. 

11. Financial statement. 

12. Payment of per-centages defined in what 

cases. 

13. Investment of funds. 

14. Copy of by-laws evidence in court. 

15. Individual liability. 

16. Books subject to official inspection. 

17. Takes effect — when. 



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



Sect. 1. That Frederick Smyth, James A. Weston, Samuel N. coSutS 
Bell, Aretas Blood, Waterman Smith, John C. French, A. H. Dan- and for what 
iels, N. S. Bean, H. B. Simpson, Robert R. Andrews, N. P. Hunt, ^"^^°'^" 
D. B. Varney, Alfred G. Fairbanks, A. Bunton, and whoever shall 
hereafter become members of the association hereby incorporated, 
and [are] hereby constituted a body corporate under the name of the 
Granite State Provident Association, and shall be legally author- 
ized to effect contracts of insurance with any person or corporation 
on life or lives, or on or against any event, loss, or risk in any 
manner dependent on any life or lives, or against all or any per- 
sonal injuries, to grant, sell, or purchase any annuities, to grant 
endowments, to purchase contingent rights, reversions, or remain- 

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Chapter 233. 



[1881. 



Principal office. 



May have a 
seal, and make 
contracts. 



Membership, 
distribution of 
surplus, «&c. 



Directors and 
officers. 



Life insurance 
business not to 
begin until: 
first meeting. 



ders, and to furnish and supply periodical payments to persons in- 
capacitated or disabled by sickness, accident, or otherwise from 
supporting themselves, and shall be capable of acquiring, by pur- 
chase, lease, mortgage, or otherwise, and of holding, absolutely 
and conditionally, lands, real estate, and personal property, and of 
selling, alienating, transferring, mortgaging, leasing, conveying, 
or in any way disposing of the same, and otherwise acting as a 
building association, enabling members to purchase or build their 
own houses. 

Sect. 2. The principal office of the corporation shall be in the 
city of Manchester in this state, but agencies and branch offices 
may be established elsewhere, as the directors may from time to 
time decide upon. 

Sect. 3. The corporation shall have a common seal, and may 
sue and be sued, contract and be contracted with, in the corporate 
name aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. The corporation shall carry on business solely on the 
mutual plan. Any individual, corporation, legal or beneficial 
holder of a policy of insurance or certificate of shares, who shall 
have paid all due premiums or calls thereon respectively, and all 
annuitants of the association, shall be respectively members there- 
of, and entitled to all the benefits under the provisions of this act 
and the by-laws of the association, and all surplus and profits aris- 
ing from the business of the association, after a reserve fund suffi- 
cient to cover the outstanding engagements of the association has 
accumulated, shall be ratably distributed among its members ; but 
no member shall be entitled to vote at any meeting of the associa- 
tion, or to hold office therein, unless he is either the holder of a 
policy or certificate to the amount of at least five hundred dollars, 
or an annuitant receiving not less than two hundred dollars per 
annum. 

Sect. 5. The general management of the corporation is hereby 
vested in a board of directors, which shall consist of not less than 
eight or more than twelve members, to be selected by ballot by a 
majority of votes at each annual meeting, when the first three, as 
determined by lot, shall retire, and three shall be elected in their 
stead, but retiring directors shall be eligible for reelection ; five of 
such directors shall form a quorum, and shall from among their 
. number select a president, vice-president, secretary, treasurer, and 
clerk, who shall also be clerk of the corporation ; they shall con- 
tinue in office until their successors are appointed, or so long as 
they attend faithfully to the interests of the association. The 
president and secretary shall have power, with the approval of the 
board of directors, to appoint and remove such other officers, 
clerks, or agents, and establish such agencies and local boards, as 
they may deem advisable. 

Sect. 6. The association shall not commence operations, as far 
as applies to the life insurance department, until a sufficient num- 
ber of persons shall have guaranteed to take policies or shares to 
the extent of at least fifty thousand dollars. The first meeting of 
the corporation may be called by notice in writing signed by any 
three of the grantees and mailed to each corporator, or inserted in 
any newspaper published in the city of Manchester, for at least one 



1881.] Chapter 233. 603 

week previous to such meeting, at such time and place in the city 
of Manchester as such advertisement shall direct. 

Sect. 7. The corporation shall liave power to enact by-laws to By-iaws. 
carry out the objects of this act, and for the organization, mainte- 
nance, and government of the association, as well as for tlie appli- 
cation of its funds and })rorits as hereinbefore provided. Siicli by- 
laws shall not be inconsistent with the laws of this state, or of the 
United States, and may from time to time be altered and amended 
by the directors, or a majority of them ; and such by-laws so made 
in accordance with the objects of this act shall be legal and 1)ind- 
ing until altered, amended, or repealed. 

Sect. 8. There sliall be an annual meeting of tlie association, to ^ther meetings, 
be held on such day of January or February in each year as the 
by-laws shall fix, or as may be appointed by the directors Special, 
general, or extraordinary meetings may at any time be called by 
five of the directors, or may be called by requisition of twenty-five 
members. Notices of all meetings shall be given by advertisement 
in one or more newspapers published in the city of Manchester, 
inserted for at least one week before such meeting, and shall be held 
at such time and place within the city of Manchester as the direct- 
ors may appoint. 

Sect. 9. In case any of the directors shall die, resign, or become vacancyin 

,,..,,, '' .p „ ,, " 1 11 board— how 

melligible to serve, or it from any other cause a vacancy snail mied. 
occur in the board, the remaining directors may appoint a qualified 
member to fill such vacancy until the annual meeting. 

Sect. 10. On and after the first day of October, a. d. 1881, the Fiscal year, 
official or fiscal year shall commence on the first day of January 
and terminate on the thirty-first day of December in each year. 

Sect 11. A financial statement of the condition of the associa- me°n °"^^ *''**®' 
tion shall be presented at each annual meeting, audited by any 
two members eligible to vote who are not directors, but who shall 
have been previously appointed for such purpose by the directors. 

Sect. 12. In case more than an average number of deaths shall pe^r^™ usages 
occur during the first three years that the association shall be in c^sef *^ ^" "^^'^* 
operation, which shall anticipate more of the funds than the tables 
provide for, or whenever any sudden increase of deaths shall hap- 
pen in consequence of any contagion, famine, invasion, or other 
extraordinary casualty, it shall be lawful for the directors to defer 
the payment of any per-centage of the sum claimable under each 
policy which may have expired during such three years, or during 
the prevalence of such contagion, famine, invasion, or extraordi- 
nary casualty, which per-centage shall be paid from time to time 
as sufficient funds become available, and which shall be divided 
ratably among those entitled thereto. 

Sect. 13. The directors may make advances to the members on investment of 
security of real estate, and may hold a policy of insurance as col- 
lateral security. They shall also generally have the power to in- 
vest the funds in such other securities as the interest of the corpo- 
ration may require, and from time to time may purchase, for the 
benefit of the corporation, any of the policies or other obligations 
previously issued. 

Sect. 14. A copy of any by-laws of the association, under its i^°^Je*vidJnce 
seal and purporting to be signed by the clerk of the association, in court. 



604 



Chapters 233, 234. 



[1881. 



Individual lia- 
bility. 

Books subject 
to official in- 
spection. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



shall be received as prima facie evidence of such by-laws in all 
courts of law or of equity in this state. 

Sect. 15. No individual member of the corporation shall be per- 
sonally liable for the debts thereof. 

Sect. 16. The books and accounts of the association shall at all 
times be open to the examination of such persons as the governor 
in council may appoint to inspect the same. 

Sect. 17. This act shall cease and determine if effective business 
operations under it shall not be begun and continued within five 
years from the date of passing, which shall take effect and be in 
force from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 11, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 234. 



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



Sect. 

1. Street sprinkling precincts may be estab- 
lished. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



street 
sprinkling 
precincts may 
be established. 



Takes effect ■ 
when 



Sect. 1. The city council of the city of Concord shall have full 
power and authority by ordinance to establish from time to time 
within the limits of said city such number of precincts as they shall 
judge necessary for the public convenience, and to fix the bound- 
aries thereof, and the same to enlarge, modify, define, and alter, as 
the public interests may require ; and within any precinct so estab- 
lished the mayor and aldermen of said city may cause the streets 
to be sprinkled with water as they may deem necessary for the pub- 
lic convenience or to preserve the health of the inhabitants of said 
city, and the expense of so sprinkling said streets shall be defrayed 
by taxation upon the polls and ratable estates situated within said 
precinct, to be assessed and collected in the same way and manner 
as is now by law provided for assessing and collecting taxes within 
the gas precinct of said city. 

Sect. 2. This act sliall take effect when adopted by the city coun- 
cil of said city of Concord. 

[Approved August 11, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapter 235. 605 



CHAPTER 235 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location and object. 

3. Powers and privileges. 



Sect. 

4. Capital stock. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Talies effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Person C. Cheney, George C. Gilmore, Waterman corporation 
Smith, Samuel D, Lord, Henry M. Putney, Elijah M. Topliff, *'**''^ ' " ^ ' 
Atherton W. Quint, Cyrus A. Sulloway, Charles Williams, Benja- 
min C. Dean, David B. Varney, and Horace P. Simpson, their as- 
sociates, successors, and assigns, be and they are hereby made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Manchester Electric 
Light Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute 
and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be and here- 
by are invested with all the powers, privileges, and made subject to 
all the liabilities under the laws of the state applicable to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered Location and 
to establish, manage, and carry on in the city of Manchester the ° ■'^*' ' 
business of generating, manufacturing, producing, and supplying 
electricity for purposes of light, heat, and mechanical power ; dis- 
tributing, conveying, and supplying the said electricity by metallic 
wires, or by any other suitable means of transmitting the same, 
upon poles erected or in subterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed 
in the public streets, highways, or sewers, and back streets ; to build 
suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machines, and works, 
as may be needed and convenient for conducting the business of 
said corporation ; and may lease, purchase, hold, and enjoy real and 
personal estate not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars in 
value, and the same may sell, convey, and dispose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the right, subject to the Powers and 
general laws which now are or may be enacted with reference to p^^'^^s^*- 
electric light companies, to lay metallic wires upon poles erected, 
or in subterranean pipes, tubes, and boxes, in the public streets, 
highways, and sewers of said city, and to re-lay and repair the 
same, a due regard being had to public safety and travel. 

Sect. 4. The whole amount of capital stock shall not exceed capital stock, 
three hundred thousand dollars, to be divided in shares not ex- 
ceeding one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 5. Said Person C. Cheney, George C. Gilmore, Waterman First meeting. 
Smith, Samuel D. Lord, and Henry M. Putney, or any three of 
them, may call the first meeting by giving not less than ten days' 
notice thereof in any newspaper printed in said city, at which 
meeting, or any subsequent meeting duly holden, by-laws, rules, 
and regulations may be made, the number of officers fixed upon, 



606 



Chapters 235, 236, 237. 



[1881. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



officers chosen, the capital stock and number of shares into which 
the same may be divided fixed and agreed upon, and all matters 
done and transacted that may be necessary to the organization of 
said corporation. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 16, ISsl.] 



CHAPTER 236. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



Sect. 
1. Salaries increased. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Salaries in- 
creased. 



Repealing 
clause; takes 
effect— -when. 



Sect. 1. The salary of the justice of the police court of Manches- 
ter shall be fifteen hundred dollars per annum, and the salary of 
the clerk of said court shall be six hundred dollars per annum, 
which said salaries shall be paid in quarterly payments out of the 
city treasury, and the salaries so received shall be in full for ser- 
vices of every kind rendered by them in the discharge of all the 
duties pertaining to their office. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
upon its passage. 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 237 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE AMMONOOSUC ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location and object. 

3. Powers and privileges. 



Sect. 

4. Frst meeting. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Sect. 1. That Wilbur F. Robbins, William H. Mitchell, A. S. 
Batchellor, Harry A. Johnson, William A. Haskins, and George 
W. Barrett, their associates, successoj's, and assigns, be and they 
are hereby made a body politic and corporate by the name of the 



1881.] Chapter 237. 607 

Ammonoosuc Electric Light Company, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judujment and execution, 
and shall be and hereby are invested witli all the powers and priv- 
ileges and made subject to all the liabilities under the laws of this 
state applicable to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered obiec\'°" ^""^ 
to establish, manage, and carry on in tlie town of Littleton the 
business of generating, manufacturing, producing, and supplying 
electricity for purposes of light, heat, and mechanical power ; dis- 
tributing, conveying, and supplying the said electricity by metallic 
wires, or by any other suitable means of transmitting the same, 
upon poles erected or in subterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed 
in the public streets, highways, or sewers, and other places ; to 
construct suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machinery, 
and works, as may be needed and convenient for conducting the 
business of said corporation ; and may lease, hold, purchase, and 
acquire real and personal estate not exceeding thirty thousand dol- 
lars in value, and the same may be sold, conveyed, and disposed of 
at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the right to lay metallic ^r°Tu"ei"** 
wires upon poles erected, or in subterranean pipes, tubes, or boxes, 
and in other appropriate and convenient ways, in the public streets, 
highways, or sewers of said town, and to re-lay and repair the 
same, a due regard being had to public safety and travel ; to locate 
its line of wires or other means of transmission over or through 
public or private property or lands, permission being had and a 
price agreed upon between the parties. 

Sect. 4. Said corporators hereinbefore named, or either of them, First meeting. 
may call the first meeting of the corporators by giving ten days' 
notice thereof in any newspaper printed in Littleton, or by due per- 
sonal notice thereof to each of said corporators, at which meeting, 
or any subsequent meetings duly holden, by-laws and regulations 
for the government of the corporation may be made, the necessary 
officers designated and chosen, the capital stock and the number 
of shares into which it may be divided fixed, and all other matters 
and things done and transacted that may be necessary to the or- 
ganization of said corporation. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 16, 1881.] ''^^°- 



608 



Chapters 238, 239. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 238. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE WORCESTER & NASHUA RAILROAD COMPANY 
TO HIRE OR TAKE A LEASE OF THE BOSTON, BARRE & GARDNER RAIL- 
ROAD. 



Sect. 
1. Railroad lease authorized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Railroad lease 
authorized. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The Worcester & Nashua Railroad Company, a corpora- 
tion established under and by virtue of the laws of the states of 
New Hampshire and Massachusetts, is hereby authorized to take a 
lease of the Boston, Barre & Gardner Railroad, a railroad located 
and constructed from the city of Worcester to the town of Win- 
chendon in the state of Massachusetts, or to make such other con- 
tract in relation to the use and operation of the same as the direct- 
ors may deem expedient and for the interest of the said Worcester 
& Nashua Railroad Company. 

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

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 239. 



AN ACT TO ENLARGE THE POWERS OF THE VILLAGE PRECINCT OF HANOVER. 



Sect. 

1. Powers of preciuct enlarged. 

2. Special meeting — how called. 



Sect. 

3. Commissioners — their powers, etc. 

4. Preciuct may raise money. 



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



Powers of pre- 
cinct enlarged. 



Special meet- 
ing—how call- 
ed. 



Sect. 1. The village precinct of Hanover, comprising school-dis- 
trict number one of said town, may adopt the provisions of chapter 
seventy-eight of the General Laws at its annual meeting, or at any 
special meeting called for that purpose, and have the same rights 
as cities have by virtue of said chapter ; and the rights of all par- 
ties interested shall be settled in the same way as is therein pro- 
vided. 

Sect. 2. Said special meeting for the adoption of the provisions 
of section one of this act, and for the choice of the commissioners 
ill this act provided, may be called by any justice of the peace upon 
the petition of ten legal voters of said precinct, in the same man- 
ner as town-meetings may be called by a justice of the peace. 



1881.] Chapters 239, 240. 609 



pow- 



Sect. 8. Said precinct shall elect a board of three commissioners commission- 
at said meeting, and therealter annually, by ballot, who shall hold e"7etc^^' "" 
their offices one year and until their successors are chosen and 
qualified. Said commissioners shall perform all the duties and 
have all the powers conferred by said chapter upon the mayor and 
aldermen of cities, and shall submit in writing an account of their 
receipts and disbursements for allowance, and make report of the 
condition of the property of the precinct in their care, and have the 
sole power of appointing a surveyor of highways for said precinct. 

Sect. 4. Said precinct may vote to raise money to an amount Precinct may 
not exceeding one tenth of one per cent, annually upon the assess- '^'*'*® ™°'**'y- 
ed valuation of the polls and property, real and personal, in the 
precinct, and appropriate the same for the purpose of carrying out 
the provisions of said chayjter seventy-eight of the General Laws, 
which vote shall be certified by the clerk of the precinct to the 
selectmen of the town, and the sums so voted shall be assessed, 
collected, and paid over to said commissioners in the same manner 
as school-district taxes now are. 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 240. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE AND CONTINUE THE CHARTER OF THE MANCHESTER 
& FITCHBURG RAILROAD. 



Sect. 
1. Charter revived, etc. 



Sect. 
2. Takes e£Eect— wlien. 



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

Sect. 1. That the time limited in and by the act approved July charter re- 
14, 1877, entitled "An act to incorporate the Manchester & Fitch- ^^^^ '^^^' 
burg Railroad," is hereby revived and continued to the first day of 
July, 1890 ; and a meeting for the purpose of organizing said cor- 
poration may be called in such manner as is provided in said 
charter : Provided^ that the route of said raili'oad in the town of 
Amherst shall be within one hundred rods of the town-house at 
Amherst Plain (so called). 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect- 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] ^^^'^' 



610 



Chapter 241. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 241. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PORTSMOUTH ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location and object. 



Sect. 

3. First meeting, by-laws, etc. 

4. Takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Location and 
object. 



First meeting, 
by-laws, etc. 



Sect. 1. That Frank Jones, Ezra H. Winchester, Albert J. 
Walker, William H. Sise, John Hatch, Charles H. Mendiun, 
Charles H. Sinclair, Calvin Page, John Pender, Charles H. Gar- 
rett, Andrew P. Preston, Henry M. Clark, James P. Bartlett, 
Jeremiah P. Hall, Daniel Marcy, J. H. Hutchinson, Josiah H. 
Morrison, Samuel Gerrish, John H. Broughton, John Conlon, Mar- 
cellus Eldridge, Edwin A. Peterson, Frank W. Hilton, Mercer H. 
Goodrich, Thomas E. Call, Thomas Neal, Thomas E. Ryder, John 
H. Slater, Wallace Downs, James W. Emery, Albert R. Hatch, 
Hartley W. Mason, Jeremiah Sanborn, J. V Hanscom, John H. 
Wells, Edward S. Fay, Henry R. Stoddard, R. H. Beacham, John 
S. Treat, Daniel J. Lynch, their associates, successors, and assigns, 
be and they are hereby made a body politic and corporate by the 
name of the Portsmouth Electric Light Company, and by that 
name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment 
and execution, and shall be and hereby are invested with all the 
powers and privileges and made subject to all the liabilities under 
the laws of this state applicable to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered 
to establish, manage, and carry on in the city of Portsmouth the 
business of generating, manufacturing, producing, and supplying 
electricity for purposes of light, heat, and mechanical power, dis- 
tributing, conveying, and supplying the said electricity by metallic 
wires, or by any other suitable means of transmitting the same, 
upon poles erected or in subterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed 
in the public streets, highways, or sewers, and other places, to 
build suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machines, and 
works as may be needed and convenient for conducting the business 
of said corporation, and may lease, purchase, hold, and acquire real 
and personal estate not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars 
in value, and the same may be sold, conveyed, or disposed of at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said Frank Jones, Ezra H. Winchester, Calvin Page, 
J. V. Hanscom, and John Hatch, or any three of them, may call 
the first meeting of the corporators by giving ten days' notice 
thereof in any newspaper printed in said city, at which meeting, 
or any subsequent meetings duly holden, by-laws, rules, and regu- 
lations may be made, the number of officers fixed upon and chosen, 
the capital stock and number of shares into which it may be di 



1881.] 



Chapters 241, 242. 



611 



vided fixed and agreed upon, and all matters done and transacted 
that may be necessary to tlie organization of said corporation. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take etfect from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



Takes effect — 
when. 



CHAPTER 242. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER TO ESTABLISH WATER- 
WORKS IN SAID TOWN. 



Sbot. 

1. Corporation constituted : purpose and pow- 

ers. 

2. May take waters, dig ditclies, etc. 

3. Damages— how adjusted. 



Sect. 

4. Contracts valid. 

5. Management of water-works. 

6. Town may vote to raise money. 

7. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That the town of Rochester in the county of Strafford corporation 
is hereby authorized and empowered to construct, manage, main- 
tain, and own suitable water-works for the purpose of introducing 
into and distributing tlirough the more compact parts of Rochester 
village in said Rochester an adequate supply of fresh water in sub- 
terranean pipes for extinguishing fires and for the use of its citi- 
zens and for other proper uses; and for that purpose may take. Purpose and 
purchase, and hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal p°^®^'^' 
estate, and any rights therein and water-rights necessary for the 
carrying into effect the purposes of this act : and to excavate and 
dig canals and ditches in any street, place, square, passway, high- 
way, common, or other place through which it may be deemed nec- 
essary for said pipes and water-works to pass, be, or exist, for the 
purpose of placing said pipes and other material as may be deemed 
necessary and proper for building said water-works, and re-lay, 
change, and repair the same at pleasure, having due regard for tlie 
safety of its citizens and the security of the public travel. 

Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter upon. May take 
take, and appropriate any streams, springs, or ponds in said Roch- ditches, etc. 
ester or other towns (not belonging to any aqueduct company), and 
to secure by fence or otherwise such streams, springs, or ponds, 
and to raise by dam or dams, and lower by canals, excavations, or 
ditches, the waters in said streams, springs, or ponds, and to dig 
ditches, canals, make excavations or reservoirs through, over, in, 
or upon any land or enclosure through which it may be necessary 
for said water-works, pipes, or aqueducts to pass, or said excava- 
tions, reservoirs, and water-works to be or exist, so far as it may 
be deemed necessary and proper for the purpose of obtaining, ac- 
cumulating, preserving, holding, and conducting water for the use 
of said water-works, aud to place pipes and aqueducts, and to make 



612 Chapter 242. [1881. 

other suitable works and buildings for building, maintaining, oper- 
ating, rebuilding, and repairing said water-works, with the right 
to re-lay, change, and repair the same at pleasure. 

Damages— how Sect. 3. In case Said town shall enter upon, take, and appropri- 
ate any real estate, rights in real estate, water-rights, streams, 
springs, ponds, and rights as aforesaid, or shall so make its dams, 
aqueducts, and pipes, canals, excavations, and ditches, as to raise 
or lower the water in any stream, spring, or pond, or to affect the 
supply of water therefrom to any mills or privileges to the injury 
of any person having rights to said water, and shall not agree with 
the owner or party injured upon the damages to be paid by said 
town therefor, or such owners shall be unknown, said town or said 
owner or party injured may apply to the supreme court for said 
county of Strafford at the trial term thereof to have the same laid 
out and damages assessed and determined ; and said court shall re- 
fer the same to the county commissioners for said 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 high- 
ways ; and said commissioners, after due notice to the parties inter- 
ested, and a hearing, shall assess and award the damages to the 
party entitled thereto, and make report in writing to said court, 
and shall file with the town-clerk of the towns in which such assess- 
ments and award of damages shall be made, the assessment and 
award of damages so made. If either party shall desire, upon ap- 
plication to said court, before 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. 

Contracts valid. Sect. 4. All coutracts and obligations made by said town of 
Rochester with any person or corporations for the purposes of 
acquiring and securing any real estate, rights in real estate, water- 
rights, streams, springs, ponds, or rights as aforesaid, or water for 
the uses and purposes of the water-works authorized by this act, 
or for the purpose of adjusting any damages thereby, shall be 
valid and binding according to the terms thereof. 

water^wml"* °* Sect. 5. Said town is also authorized and empowered to contract 
with individuals and corporations for supplying them with water, 
and to make such contracts and to establish such regulations and 
tolls for the use of water as may from time to time be deemed 
proper ; and for the more convenient management of said water- 
works, the said town may, either before or after the construction of 
the same, place them under the direction of a superintendent or 
board of water commissioners, or of both, with such powers and 
duties as may from time to time be prescribed by said town. 

Town may vote Sect. 6. Said towu is also authorized, at any annual or special 
meeting, by a major vote of those present -and voting, to borrow or 
hire such sums of money on the credit of said town as may from 
time to time be deemed advisable for the purpose of defraying the 
expenses of purchasing real estate, rights in real estate, water- 
rights, streams, springs, ponds, and rights as aforesaid, and of 
constructing, maintaining, and operating said water-works ; and to 
issue notes or bonds of the town therefor, payable at such times 
and at such rates of interest, not exceeding six per cent, annually, 
as may be thought proper ; and also to levy such taxes as may at 



to raise money. 



1881.] 



Chapters 242, 243, 244. 



613 



any time be deemed advisable for the same purposes, or for paying 
any sums borrowed tlierefor as aforesaid. 

Sp:ct. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 17, 1881.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 243. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE BANK- 
ING COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Partial repeal as to guaranty fund. 

2. Tax on special deposits: provisions of this 

act apply to Manchester Savings Bank. 



Sect. 

3. Repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. That the charter of said company be amended by strik- aJ'J'o'^uaranty 
ing out the words " nor to a greater amount of general deposits than fund." 
five hundred thousand dollars, unless the amount of one liundred 
thousand dollars shall then have been provided for said fund " in 
section three of said act. 

Sect. 2. The tax on the special deposit shall be assessed and ^eposi'ts^-^prlf-^ 
paid in the same manner and at the same rate as the law shall re- visions of this 
quire on general deposits ; and the provisions of this bill shall Manc^ifes^ter 
apply to and be in force as regards the Guaranty Savings Bank ^'^''"'ss Bank, 
located at Manchester. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- ^ilP^f'^^ 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA, CHANGING THE 
ELECTION FROM ANNUAL TO BIENNIAL. 



Sect. 

1. City elections biennially in November. 

2. Board of education. 

3._This act to be inoperative unless adopted 
by a majority vote. 



Sect. 

4. Tenure of office. 

5. Provisions of city charter to remain in 

force when not inconsistent. 



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



Sect. 1. That after the annual election for 1881 the meeting of city elections 
the inhabitants of the city of Nashua for the choice of city and Novembe^."^ 
ward officers shall be held biennially, on the Tuesday next after 



614 Chapter 244. [1881. 

the first Monday in November ; that the first election under this 
act shall be held in November, 1882 ; that all city and ward officers 
chosen by tlie people shall be elected by ballot, and shall hold their 
respective offices for two years from the second Monday in Novem- 
ber, and until others are elected and qualified, unless a different 
intention appears. 
?a*tion.°^ ^'^'" Sect. 2. The board of education in said city shall be composed 
of twelve persons, six of whom shall be chosen at every biennial 
election after 1882, and by general ticket, and shall hold their 
offices for four years and until others are elected and qualified. 
And at said November election, 1882, twelve persons shall be so 
chosen for said board of education, six of whom shall go out of 
office on the-second Monday of November, 1884, and six on the sec- 
ond Monday of November, 1886, which shall be determined by lot 
among said twelve, to be made at the first session of the board after 
their election in 1882. Said board of education shall choose a 
president and clerk from their own number, and any vacancy in 
said board occurring from any cause shall be filled by the city 
councils in convention with said board of education, by joint ballot 
and by major vote ; and no person shall be a member of the city 
councils and board of education at the same time. 
™%m*tive\m- Sect. 3. That in case this act shall be adopted by a majority of 
less adopted by the legal votcrs present and voting in the several wards of said 
amajonyvoe. ^j^^ ^^ ^|^^ annual meeting thereof to be held in November, 1881, 
tlie same and the provisions thereof shall go into effect and be ap- 
plicable to and be in operation for and at the November election in 
said city in the year 1882 ; and the selectmen of the several wards 
in said city shall insert in their warrants for the annual meeting to 
be held in November next an article in substance as follows : 
Shall tlie act passed at the June session of the legislature for 
1881, entitled "An act to amend the charter of the city of Nashua, 
changing the election from annual to biennial," be adopted ? 
And the sense of said voters shall be taken thereon by ballot ; and 
the result of said balloting shall be certified by the clerk of the 
several wards on the day of election to the board of mayor and 
aldermen, and the mayor shall make seasonable proclamation of 
the result; and in case this act shall not be so adopted, its provi- 
sions shall be inoperative and void, 
office'^^"^ Sect. 4. All city and ward officers who shall be chosen at the 

annual election in 1881, and all officers elected or appointed by 
the city councils or by the mayor and aldermen, shall hold their 
respective offices until others are elected and qualified in their 
stead. 
ci'rch^r"tei°to Sect. 5. All the provisious of tlie charter of said city and the 
remain in force amendments thereto now in force shall, so far as the same are ap- 
consistent. ' plicablc to aiid consistent with the provisions of this act, continue 
in force and be in operation after the adoption of this act, and so 
far as the same are inapplicable to and inconsistent therewith 
shall be repealed. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapters 245, 246. 615 



CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT TO DIS ANNEX GEORGE FISHKR AND PETER DUPREY FROM HANOVER, 

AND ANNEX THE SAME TO CANAAN, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Severed and annexed. 



Sect. 
2. Division and disposition of school money. 



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

Sect. 1. That George Fisher and Peter Duprey be and hereby severed and 
are disannexed from school-district number fifteen in Hanover, '^""'2-''^<^- 
and annexed to school-district number twenty in Canaan, for 
school purposes. 

Sect. 2. The selectmen of Hanover shall pay to the treasurer of Division and 
the town of Canaan each year, for the benefit of school-district sciiooi moneyi 
number twenty in said Canaan, such proportional part of the 
school money assigned to school-district number fifteen in Hanover 
as the number of scholars of said Fisher and Duprey shall be of 
the whole number of scholars in said school-district number fifteen 
in Hanover. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 246. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR COMPLETING THE NEW ZEALAND RIVER 

RAILROAD. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Time extended. 2. Takes efEect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the time for the organization and completion of 
the New Zealand Railroad is hereby extended to the thirty-first 
day of December, 1887. 

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

[Approved August, 18, 1881.] 



Time extended. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



616 Chapter 247. [1881. 



CHAPTER 247. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE IMPROVEMENT AS- 
SOCIATION. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Talces effect— when. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted for ttie purpose of 

developing the natural attractions of the 
state. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Limitation as to property ; subsidiary asso- 

ciation. 

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

Corporation Sect. 1. That StiUsoii Hutchiiis, G. B. Chandler, Daniel Marcy, 

fo? the purpose Ossian Ray, Henry Colony, Josiah Minot, Joseph B. Walker, Jacob 
the\mturai"^ Bcnton, Frank Jones, Sylvester Marsh, Frank A. McKean, Mason 
KtTtr'"* W. Tappan, J. F. Cloutman, A. W. Sulloway, Joseph Stickney, 
William B. Chandler, M. Addey, George T. Cruft, Henry C. Sher- 
burne, Edson C. Eastman, George E. Dame, John H. George, Irv- 
ing W. Drew, George P. Rowell, Gilman Marston, Charles R. 
Corning, John W. Sanborn, John A. White, James 0. Adams, 
Charles E. Tilton, Charles H. Greenleaf, Joseph C. Moore, Samuel 
D. Thompson, P. C. Cheney, A. S. Batchellor, Isaac Adams, Hosea 
W. Parker, Charles R. Milliken, Henry 0. Kent, Arthur L. Meserve, 
Moody Currier, E. P. Mann, Charles J. Amidon, W. H. Shurtleff, 
F. H. Mason, George C. Gilmore, Alonzo Nute, Marshal C. Went- 
worth, Ezra H. Winchester, Hiram Hitchcock, Sherburne R. Mer- 
rill, John T. Busiel, Joseph A. Dodge, Charles F. Eastman, Walter 
Aiken, Alonzo H. Quint, Oscar F. Barron, John H. Barron, Geo. 
A. Bingham, Horace W. Wilder, W. S. Lamb, John McMillan, Jer- 
emiah Smith, Warren Noyes, John B. Clarke, Warren F. Daniell, 
Natt Head, J. F. Seavey, James A. Weston, Walter Harriman, Al- 
son L. Brown, Charles 0. Moses, James F. Briggs, John H. Pear- 
son, Frederick Smyth, Waterman Smith, Daniel Merriman, Henry 
0. Parker, H. H. Metcalf, John N. McClintock, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of the New Hampshire State Improvement 
Association, for the purpose of opening, improving, and adorning 
the highways in the mountain and lake regions of the state ; of 
stocking and cultivating fish and game in natural or artificial 
ponds, lakes, parks, or preserves, and to provide for the taking of 
the same under sucli regulations as shall not conflict with the laws 
of the state ; of discovering, developing, conserving, protecting, 
and making available and accessible the natural scenery and at- 
tractions of the state ; and such other objects not inconsistent 
therewith as they may deem desirable or necessary. And said cor- 
poration may sue and be sued, defend and be defended, have and 
use a common seal, establish subsidiary associations with like ob- 
jects, and adopt all by-laws and regulations which may be neces- 



1881.] 



Chapters 247, 248. 



617 



sary to carry out the purposes of this act, and shall be vested with 
all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the liabilities by 
law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation may consist of ^'^p**'*' ***''''^- 
one thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, and the same 
may be increased by a vote of the shareholders to a sum not ex- 
ceeding; two Imndred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold, by deed, J^'property'^ 
gift, bequest, devise, trust, or otiierwise, real and personal estate 
for the purposes of said corporation to an amount not exceeding 
at one time five hundred thousand dollars, and may improve, use, 
sell, and convey or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure; and subsidiary as- 

. . "^ . . • c 1 1 1-11 1 • • sociatious. 

any subsidiary associations, it duly authorized by this corporation, 
may, under the provisions of this act and sucli rules and regula- 
tions as this association may prescribe, hold real estate or personal 
property for like purposes, to an amount in value -in each not ex- 
ceeding at any one time the sum of five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 4. The first two named persons in this act may call the First meeting 
first meeting of this corporation by publishing a notice in some 
paper printed in Concord or Manchester two weeks before the time 
of meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal ^"^I'l'*'^* *° 
this act, when it is made to appear that the public good requires it 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



peal. 

Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 248 



AJSr ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER WAR VETERANS. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Company, how composed; subject to call of 

governor. 

3. By-laws. 

4. Officers. 



Sect. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Arms; equipments; armory. 

7. Subject to repeal. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That David A. Paige, John W. Mears, Oscar Perkins, corporation 
Levi L. Aldrich, Samuel Cooper, J. F. C. Hammond, G. H. Dodge, ''""^ » "^ • 
B. L. Hartshorn. E. P. French, J. M. House, H. C. Dickey, D. H. 
Dickey, W. H. Minot, R. Stearns, A. P. Hall, and Owen Duffy, 
their associates and successors, who now are or may hereafter be 
members of the military company known as the Manchester War 
Veterans, be and hereby are made a body corporate and politic by 
the name of the Manchester War Veterans, and may exercise all 
the powers and be subject to all the liabilities of similar corpora- 
13 



618 



Chapters 248, 249. 



[1881. 



Company, how 
composed. 
Subject to 
call of gov- 
ernor. 



By-laws. 



Officers. 



First meeting. 



Arras and 
equipments. 



Armory. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect- 
when. 



tions ; and said corporation is liereby empowered to hold real and 
personal estate to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. Said company may consist of not more than fifty-one 
veterans of the late war, rank and file, to be raised by voluntary 
enlistment, and said company shall be subject to the call of the 
governor in case of public emergency. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation, when organized, may adopt such by- 
laws and regulations as may be thought expedient, not repugnant 
to the laws of the state, — 

1st. To regulate the number of officers of the company, their term 
of office, and the mode of choosing them. 

2d. To provide the mode of recruiting and discharging members, 
and to regulate tlic uniforms and equipments. 

3d. To provide for the laying of assessments. 

4tli. And all other by-laws and regulations necessary in promot- 
ing the objects of tlie com))any. 

Sect. 4. Tlie officers of said company shall be commissioned by 
the governor, and sliall hold tlieir commissions for such time as 
the by-laws shall prescribe. 

Sect. 5. The said David A. Paige, John W. Mears, Oscar Per- 
kins, or eitlier two of them, may call the first meeting of said com- 
pany by publisliing a notice of the time and place thereof in some 
newspaper published in Manchester, one week prior thereto. 

Sect. 6. Said company shall receive from the state so many rifles 
and equipments, together with the old uniforms they now have, not 
exceeding fifty-one, upon the officers of the company or other re- 
sponsible persons' giving bonds to tlie state, with sufficient sureties, 
to be approved by the adjutant-general. Said company shall re- 
ceive from the state annually a sum sufficient to pay the rent of a 
proper place for the safe keeping of the property of the state, not 
exceeding one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act. 

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

[Approved August 18, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 249. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER CADETS OF MANCHESTER. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Maximum number of company. 

3. By-laws. 

4. Officers. 



Sect. 

5. Anns, equipments, and armory. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Sect. 1. That Frank H. Challis, George E. Lull, Charles E. 
Bisco, Hcrvey M. Bennett, Lucius B. Snelling, Elmer W. Stearns, 



1881.] Chapter 249. 619 

Charles W. Brown, Fi-ank E. Webster, Frank B. Stevens, J. Ar- 
tluir Williams, Charles W. Knovvlton, Harry P. Ray, Will S. Moody, 
their associates and successors, who now are or may hereafter be 
members of the military association known as the Mancliester 
Cadets, be and hereby are made a body corporate and politic by the 
name of the Mancliester Cadets, and may cxei'cise all the powers 
and be subject to all tlie liabilities of similar corporations; and said 
corporation is hereby empowered to hold real and personal estate 
to an amount not exceeding five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. Said association may consist of not exceeding one hun- f,^;VuiH;'"of 
dred and twenty-five meml)ers, rank and file, to be raised by voliin- company, 
tary enlistments, and constitute and be organized as a distinct and 
independent company, to be under the command of the governor 
of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation, when organized, may adopt all such By-iaws. 
by-laws and regulations to regulate the number of officers of the 
association, the mode of choosing the same, to provide the mode 
of admitting and discliarging members and to regulate their uni- 
form and equipments, to provide for the levying assessments, and 
such other by laws and regulations as may be deemed necessary 
for the management of said association, not repugnant to the laws 
of this state. 

Sect. 4. The ofKicers of said company shall be commissioned by officers. 
the governor, and hold their commissions for such time as the by- 
laws shall prescribe. 

Sect. 5. Said company shall receive from the state so manv rifles Arms, equip- 

T . , , , ., " ments. and 

and equipments as may be necessary to arm the company, not ex- armory, 
ceeding one hundred and twenty-five, upon the company officers or 
other responsible persons' giving bond with sufficient sureties, to be 
approved by the adjutant-general, for the safe keeping and return of 
such rifles and equipments when required by the authority of the 
state. The necessary expense for the rent of an armory in which 
said arms and equipments sliall be kept wlien not in actual use, not 
exceeding one hundred dollars a year, shall be allowed by the gov- 
ernor, and paid on his order to the commander of the company, 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant there- 
for. 

Sect. 6. The said Frank H. Cliallis. George E. Lull, Charles E. First meeting. 
Bisco, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said cor- 
poration by publishing a notice of the time and place thereof, in 
some newspaper published in Manchester, one week prior thereto. 

Sect. 7. Tlie legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- Repealing 
peal this act, and tliis act shall take effect upon its passage. effeX^when. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



620 



Chapter 250. 



[1881. 



CHAPTER 250 



AN ACT TO INCOKPOKATE A WATER AKD FIRE DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF 

ROCHESTER. 



Sect. 

1. Selectmen to fix boundaries of district. 

2. May be established by major vote. 

3. Officers of district. 

4. Empowered to construct water-works. 

5. To take and appropriate streams, etc. 

6. Damages— how adjusted. 

7. Contracts of district to be valid. 



Sect. 

8. To borrow money and levy taxes. 

9. To make contracts for water and establish 

tolls. 

10. Annual and special meetings. 

11. Change of bi undaries. 

12. District may be abolished — how. 

13. Takes effect— when. 



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



Selectmen to 
fix boundaries 
of district. 



May be estab- 
lished by major 
vote. 



Officers of dis- 
trict. 



Empowered to 

construct 

water-works. 



Sect. 1. Upon petition of ten or more legal voters, inhabitants 
of the town of Rochester, the selectmen of said town shall fi.x;, by 
suitable boundaries, a water and fire district, including such vil- 
lage or villages and such parts of the town adjacent as may seem 
to them convenient, and make a record thereof. 

Sect. 2. Said selectmen shall notify a meeting of the legal 
voters residing in said district, in the same manner in wliich town- 
meetings are required by law to be called, the notice for such 
meetings being posted at two public places in said district. At 
such meeting the legal voters may by major vote establish such 
district, and shall thereupon be invested with the powers specified 
in this chapter, and when so formed shall constitute a body politic 
and corporate, and by such name as said district shall fix may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and exe- 
cution, and are hereby vested with all the powers and subject to 
all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 3. The voters at said meeting and at each annual meeting 
shall elect, by ballot, a moderator, clerk, superintendent, and 
treasurer, and so many engineers and water commissioners as they 
shall deem necessary, not exceeding three each ; and said moder- 
ator, clerk, and water commissioners of said district shall exercise 
in relation to the district meetings the like powers to those of 
moderator, clerk, and selectmen of towns ; and the engineers and 
clerk sliall have, in said district, the same powers and perform 
the same duties as like officers in towns, and tlie firemen by them 
appointed shall have tlie same rights and be subject to the same 
duties as firemen in towns ; and the water commissioners and 
superintendent shall have full charge and control of all the water- 
works other than the fire hydrants, and a major vote of those pres- 
ent and voting at any annual or special meeting shall govern all 
matters voted upon. 

Sect. 4. That such district is hereby authorized and empowered 
to construct, manage, maintain, and own suitable water-works for 
the purpose of introducing into and distributing through such dis- 
trict an adequate supply of fresh water in subterranean pipes for 
extinguishing fires and for the use of its citizens and for other 



1881.] Chapter 250. 621 

proper uses, and for that purpose may take, purchase, and liold, in 
fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate, and any rights 
therein, and water riglits necessary for the carrying into effect the 
provisions of this act, and to excavate and dig canals and ditches 
in any street, place, square, passway, highway, common, or other 
place through which it may be deemed necessary for said pipes 
and water-works to pass, for the purpose of placing said p\\)cs and 
other material as may be deemed necessary and proper for building 
said water-works, and relay, change, and repair the same at pleas- 
ure, having due regard for the safety of its citizens and the secu- 
rity of the public travel. 

Sect. 5. ^^aid district is authorized and em])owered to enter To take and 
upon, take, and appropriate any streams, springs, or ponds in any streams.'etc. 
town (not belonging to any aqueduct company), and to secure, by 
fence or otherwise, such streams, springs, or ponds, and to raise by 
dam or dams, and lower by canals, excavations, or ditches, the 
waters in said streams, springs, or ponds, a)id to dig ditches, 
canals, make excavations, or reservoirs through, over, in, or upon 
any land or enclosure through which it may be necessary for said 
water-works, pipes, or aqueducts to pass, or said excavations, 
reservoirs, and water-works to be or exist, so far as it may be 
deemed necessary and proper for the purpose of obtaining, accu- 
mulating, preserving, holding, and conducting water for the use of 
said water-works, and to place pipes and aqueducts, and to make 
other suitable works and buildings, for building, maintaining, op- 
erating, rebuilding, and repairing said water-works, with the right 
to re-lay, change, and repair the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 6. In case said district shall enter upon, take, and appro- Damages— how 
priate any real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, 
springs, ponds, and rights as aforesaid, or shall so make its dams, 
aqueducts, and pipes, canals, excavations, and ditches as to raise 
or lower the water in any stream, spring, or pond, or to affect the 
supply of water therefrom to any mills or privileges, to the injury 
of any person having rights to said water, and shall not agree with 
the owner or party injured upon the damages to be paid by said 
district therefor, or such owners shall be unknown, said district or 
said owner or party injured may apply to the supreme court for 
the county in which said district is situate, at the trial term there- 
of, to have the same laid out and damages assessed and deter- 
mined ; and said court shall refer the same to the county commis- 
sioners for such 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, 
after due notice to the parties interested and a hearing, shall assess 
and award the damages to the party entitled thereto, and make 
report in writing to said court, and shall file with the clerk of said 
district and with the town-clerk of the towns in which such assess- 
ments and award of damages shall be made, the assessment and 
award of damages so made. If either party shall desire, upon ap- 
plication to said court, before 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. 



622 Chapter 250. [1881. 

coiitracts of Sect. 7. All contracts and obliarations made by said district with 

district to be ^- r ^i c • • i 

valid. any person or corporation tor the purpose ot acquiring and secur- 

ing any real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, 
springs, ponds, or rights as aforesaid, or water for the uses and 
purposes of the water-works authorized by this act, or for the pur- 
pose of adjusting any damages thereby, shall be valid and binding 
according to the terms thereof, 
money aM levy Sect. 8. Said district is also authorized by major vote at any 
taxes. meeting to borrow or hire such sums of money on the credit of 

said district as may from time to time be deemed advisable, for 
the purpose of defraying the expenses of purchasing real estate, 
riglits in real estate, water riglits, streams, springs, ponds, and 
rights as aforesaid, and of constructing, maintaining, and operat- 
ing said water-works, and to issue notes or bonds of the district 
therefor, i)ayable at such times and at such rates of interest, not 
exceeding six per cent, annually, as may be thought proper, and 
also to levy such taxes as may at any time be deemed advisable, 
for tlic same purpose or for the purpose of paying any sums bor- 
rowed therefor as aforesaid, which votes shall be certified by the 
clerk to the selectmen ; and the taxes so levied shall be assessed, 
collected, and paid over to the treasurer of said district, in the 
same manner as school-district taxes are assessed and collected. 
To make coti- Sect 9. Said district is also authorized and empowered to con- 
aVi'd'estabUsh^'^ ti'act witli individuals and corporations for supplying them with 
tolls. water, and to make such contracts and to establish such regula- 

tions and tolls for the use of water as may from time to time be 
deemed propei". 
Annual and Sect. 10. A meeting of said district shall be annually held, at 

special meet- . , , . ; - , . ^ ■ t ■ ^ j 

iiigs. such time as the district may determine, at which said water com- 

missioners and engineers shall respectively submit their accounts 
of their receipts and disbursements for allowance, and make re- 
port of the condition of the property of the district in their care ; 
and special meetings may be called when there sliall be occasion. 

Change of Sect. 11. Tlic bouiidarics of any district fixed under the provi- 

sions of this act may be changed in the manner provided for the 
establishment of said district by sections one and two liereof. 

DjstrM niay be gj.p,|,_ ^2. Thc legal votcrs of any district established by this act 

bow. may by a two-thirds vote terminate the existence of said district 

and dispose of its corporate property. 

Takes effect- Sect. 13. This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



1881.] Chapter 251. 623 

CHAPTER 2 51. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER HORSE RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Road— by whom l:iid out. 

3. Tolls and franchises. 

4. Motive power, and rate of speed. 

5. Lial)ility for damages. 

6. Penalty for maliciously obstructing. 

7. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

8. Directors and other officers. 

9. Real estate. 

10. Grade of road-bed. 

11. Power of city over streets. 

12. By-laws. 

13. First meeting. 

14. Subject to repeal ; takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Charles H. Sawyer, Charles M. Murphy, Benjamin Corporation 
Collins, Mark F. Nason, James F. Seavey, Daniel S. Ward, Har- «°"*"^'^t«'i- 
rison Haley, and Thomas J. Smith, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, are hereby made a body corporate and politic by the 
name of the Dover Horse Railroad, with power to construct, main- 
tain, and use a railroad, with convenient single or double track, 
from any point on Linden street near the Bellamy River bridge 
in Dover, over, along, and upon such of tlie streets in said Dover 
as may be necessary for the public accommodation, to some point 
in the highway near the dwelling-house of Harrison Haley in said 
Dover, with branches and side tracks to such other points in said 
city as the public accommodation may require. 

Sect. 2. Said railroad shall be laid out by the mayor and alder- Road— by 
men of said Dover, in the like manner as liighways are laid out; ^^o^^^ i*><i o»i*- 
and said mayor and aldermen shall give notice to all the land-own- 
ers abutting on the streets or highways through which such pro- 
posed railroad shall pass of the time and place of hearing in refer- 
ence to such laying out, by publication in such of tlie newspapers 
printed in said Dover as they shall direct fifteen days at least befoi'e 
such hearing, and they shall determine the distance at which the 
tracks shall be laid from the sidewalks. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the power to fix, from time toiis and fran- 
to time, such rates of compensation for transporting persons and chises. 
property on said railroad as they deem reasonaljle. and shall be 
subject to the duties and liabilities and possess all the rights 
and privileges by law incident to raili-oad corporations, so far as 
the same shall be applicable. 

Sect. 4. Said railroad may be operated by such horse or other Motive power, 
motive power as may be authorized by the mayor and aldermen, gp^ed'*^"*'^ 
who shall have the power to make all such regulations as to the 
rate of speed and the mode of use of said railroad as the public 
safety and convenience may require. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall keep in repair such portions of Liai>iiity for 
the streets or highways as ai-e occupied by their tracks, and sliall ^^'^^^s'^*- 
be liable to pay for any loss or damage arising by reason of the 
negligence, cai-elessness, or misconduct of their agents or servants; 
and in case any recovery is had against said Dover for defect or 



624 



Chaptek 251. 



[1881. 



Penalty for 
maliciously ob- 
structing. 



Capital steck. 



Directors and 
other officers. 



Eeal estate. 



Grade of road- 
bed. 



Power of city 
over streets. 



By-laws. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal; takes 
effect— when. 



want of repair in or use of said railroad, said corporation shall be 
liable to pay the same, together with all reasonable costs and ex- 
penses. 

Sect. 6. Any person wilfully or maliciously obstructing said 
corporation in the use of said railroad, or the passage of any car- 
riages tliereon, or who shall aid, abet, or counsel the same, shall 
be punished by fine not e.x;ceeding five hundred dollars, or by im- 
prisonment not exceeding six months ; and if said corporation or 
its agents or servants shall wilfully or maliciously obstruct any 
highway, they shall be punished by fine not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars. 

Sect. 7. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
twelve thousand dollars, divided into shares of fifty dollars each, 
and the same may be increased by a vote of the stockholders to a 
sum not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 8. The management of the affairs of the corporation shall 
be vested in a board of directors, not exceeding seven, to be chosen 
by the stockholders at the annual meetings, and who shall hold 
office till others are chosen in their places. Said board of direct- 
ors shall elect a president, clerk, and treasurer, who shall give 
such bond as they shall determine, and such other officers and 
agents as may be found necessary, and fix their duties and com- 
pensation. 

Sect. 9. Said corporation shall have power to hold such real 
estate as may be necessary 

Sect. 10 
may be determined by said mayor and aldermen, and if it shall be 
necessary to alter the grade of any street or highway, it shall be 
done at the expense of the railroad. 

Sect. 11. Said city of Dover shall have power to take up the 
streets through which the railroad may pass, for the same purposes 
and in the same manner they may now do, doing no unnecessary 
damage to the railroad. 

Sect. 12. Said corporation may make such by-laws as may be 
needed, not inconsistent with the laws of the state, and may fix 
the time and place of holding the annual meeting. 

Sect. 18. Any three of the first five persons named as grantees 
may call the first meeting by publication, or by giving personal 
notice to the other grantees, at least ten days prior to the time of 
meeting, at which first meeting, or any adjournment thereof, by- 
laws may be adopted and directors chosen, who shall hold offices 
till the first annual meeting after said first meeting. 

Sect. 11. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require, and this 
act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



Said railroad shall be constructed at such grade as 



1881.] Chapters 252, 253. 625 



CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OP THE WHITE MOUNTAIN CAMP-MEETING 
ASSOCIATION, APPROVED JULY 2, 1875. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Appointment of agents not to be ratified by 2. Tiikes effect — wtien. 
selectmen. | 

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

Sect. 1. That section two of the charter of tlie White Mountain Appointment 
Camp-Meeting Association is herei)y amended by strilcing out the be rati'iie(i"by ° 
following' words : " Provided that the appointment of said agents selectmen. 
be ratified by the selectmen of the town where the meeting is 
held," so that the section, as amended, shall read as follows: 
Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold, by deed, 
gift, bequest, or otherwise, real and personal estate, for the pur- 
poses of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding five thou- 
sand dollars, and may improve, use, sell, and convey, or otherwise 
dispose of the same at pleasure. Said corporation is hereby vested 
with authority to appoint so many special agents to act as conserv- 
ators of the peace as it may deem necessary, who shall have the 
same power and authority, in relation to the disturbance of any 
meeting or any breach of the peace committed upon or about the 
grounds or property of said corporation, as is given by existing 
laws to police officers and watchmen. 

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

[Approved August 19, 1881,] 



CHAPTER 253 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HARTLAND FALLS PULP MILLS. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose, property, capital stock. 

3. First meeting. 



Sect. 

4. Subject to repeal. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Moses Newton, Daniel H. Newton, and John C. corpOTntion 
Newton, all of Holyoke in the county of Hampden and state of 
Massachusetts, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and 
hereby are made a body corporate by the name of the Hartland 
Falls Pulp Mill, with all the powers and privileges and subject to 
all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 



626 



Chapters 253, 254. 



[1881. 



Purpose, prop- 
erty, capital 
stock. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect — 
wlieii. 



Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to establish and carry on, 
in tlie town of Plainficld in this state, such manufacture of wool, 
cotton, wood, paper, iron, and other metals and materials, and 
such other branches of business as may be necessarily connected 
therewitli, in the improvement of tlie water-power on the Connec- 
ticut river in said town, and furnisli power to other parties to use 
in such manufacturing' business, and for tliat purpose may pur- 
chase, take, hold, and convey real and personal property not 
exceeding in value at any one time five liundred thousand dollars, 
and manage, improve, and dispose of the same at pleasure. The 
whole amount of the capital stock of said corporation shall not 
exceed five hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. Either of the persons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by giving three days' previous 
notice to each of tlie persons named herein. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 254. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EASTERN TELEGRAPH COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted, with power to con- 

struct and manage telegraph line. 

2. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

3. May connect with other lines. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect — when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted, 
with power to 
construct and 
manage tele- 
graph line. 



Capital stock. 



Sect. 1. Fred E. Richards, Lewis Barker, Louis Fierce, Freder- 
ick Robie, J. L. H. Cobb, A. F. Crockett, J. R. Bodwell, G. S. C. 
Dow, F. A. Wilson, David H. Buffum, Daniel Marcy, Albert L. 
Eastman, James A. Wood, Andi'cw H. Young, and Joseph F. 
Wiggin, their associates, successors, and assigns, arc hereby cre- 
ated a body corporate by the name of the Eastern Telegraph Com- 
pany, with all the rights and privileges and subject to all the 
duties provided by the general laws of this state relating to corpo- 
rations, with power by that name to sue and be sued ; to liave and 
use a common seal, and the same to change at pleasure ; to estab- 
lish any and all by-laws and regulations for the management of 
their affairs, not repugnant to the laws of this state, and to do and 
perform any and all other legal and lawful acts incident to similar 
corporations ; and may construct, maintain, and operate lines of 
telegrayjh within the state in all respects in accordance with the 
General Laws thereof. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said company shall be of such an 
amount as they may from time to time determine to be necessary 



1881.] 



Chapters 254, 255. 



627 



for tlie exclusive purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operating 
the lines of telegrapli hereby authorized, not exceeding one hun- 
dred thousand dollars; and they may purclmse, hold, and dispose 
of such personal and real estate as may he necessary for that 
purpose. 

Sect. 3. This company shall have power, by agreement with ^^/J^ ^^JJ^,^*^* 
other persons or bodies corporate, to connect their lines with other liues. 
lines of telegra))h within and without the state ; but no sale oi- 
transfer of this charter shall be made to any other company with- 
out authority from the legislature of this state. 

Sect. 4. Any two of the persons named in this act of incorpora- First meeting. 
tion may call the first meeting of the company by giving written 
notice thereof to each of their associates. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Iten.^^^"^ 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE 
CITY OF CONCORD," APPROVED JULY 6, 1849. 



Sect. 

1. Number of aldermen and common council- 

men increased. 

2. Vacancy in board of selectmen — how filled. 

3. Each ward to choose as many aldermen as 

representatives. 

4. Time of qualification of officers changed. 

6. Police justice to exhibit account of fees an- 
nually in January. 



Sect. 

6. Fiscal year begins in January. 

7. City-clerk to be chosen biennially in Jan- 

uia-y. 

8. City trea'iurer biennially in January. 

9. Special justice of police court to exhibit 

account in January annually. 

10. Term of present city officers. 

11. Takes effect— when. 



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



al- 



Sect. 1. That the act entitled " An act to establish the city of Number on 
Concord," approved July 6, 1849, be and the same is hereby common coun- 
amended by striking out the words " of seven " after the word creased?'" 
" council" in the fiftli line of section two of said act, and inserting in 
place thereof the words " consisting of as many members from each 
ward as that ward is entitled to representatives to the general 
court." And said act is also hereby so amended that each ward 
shall be entitled to as many members of the board of common 
council of said city as it is entitled to members of the board of al- 
dermen. 

Sect. 2. That section five of said act be amended by adding to ^o^^r^^^f select 
said section the following: " And whenever there shall be a vacan- men— howtiii- 
cy in the office of selectmen, in any of the wards of said city of ^ ' 
Concord, by death, resignation, or otherwise, the board of mayor 
and aldermen may elect some suitable person, in the ward in which 
such vacancy occurs, to fill such vacancy ; and all selectmen thus 



628 



Chapter 255. 



[1881. 



Each ward to 
clioose as many 
aldermen as 
representa- 
tives. 



Time of qualifi- 
cation of offi- 
cers changed. 



Police justice 
to exhibit ac- 
count of fees 
annually in 
January. 
Fiscal year be- 
gins in Janu- 
ary. 

City-clerk to be 
chosen bienni- 
ally in Janu- 
ary. 



City treasurer 
biennially in 
January. 



Special justice 
of police court 
to exliibit ac- 
count in Janu- 
ary annually. 



Term of pres- 
ent city officers. 

Takes effect — 
when. 



chosen shall have all the powers, perform all the duties, and be sub- 
ject to all the liabilities of such office, and shall hold their offices 
till a new election, or till others arc chosen and qualified in their 
stead. 

Sect. 3. That section seven of said act be amended by striking 
out the words " one alderman " after tlie word " choose" in the first 
line, and substituting in place thereof the words " as many alder- 
men as that ward is entitled to representatives to the general court." 

Sect. 4. That section four of an act entitled -'An act in amend- 
ment of an act entitled ' An act to establish the city of Concord,' " 
approved August 16, 1878, be amended by striking out the words 
" on the Tuesday next after tlie day of tlieir election" in the tliird 
and fourth lines, and inserting in place thereof the words " on the 
fourth Tuesday of January next after their election ;" and by strik- 
ing out the words " on the Tuesday next after the day of their elec- 
tion " in the sixth and seventh lines of said section four, and sub- 
stituting in place thereof the words " fourth Tuesday of January 
next after tlieir election." 

Sect. 5. That section five of said last mentioned act be and the 
same is hereby repealed, and the word "January" in section six- 
teen of the original act is hereby revived. 

Skct. 6. That section six of said last mentioned act be amended 
by striking out the word *•' October," and inserting in place thereof 
the word "January." 

Sect. 7. That section seven of said last mentioned act be amended 
by striking out, after the word biennially, the words " on the Tues- 
day next after the day of their election," and substituting in place 
thereof the words " on the fourth Tuesday of January next after 
their election." 

Sect. 8. That section eight of said last mentioned act be amend- 
ed by striking out the word " November," and inserting in place 
thereof the word "January." 

Sect. 9. That section ten of said last mentioned act be and the 
same is hereby I'cpealed, and the word "January" in section two 
of an act entitled "An act in amendment of the charter of the city 
of Concord," approved June 24, 1858, be herel)y revived. 

Sect. 10. That all city officers elected in November last shall 
hold their offices till the fourth Tuesday of January, 1883. 

Sect. 11. This act shall be void unless the city government or 
the inhabitants of the city of Concord, at a legal meeting called for 
that purpose, shall, by a majority vote of the legal voters present 
and voting thereon by ballot, determine to adopt the same, and the 
various sections of this act shall be valid when so ratified ; and 
said sections may be separately acted upon and adopted or rejected 
by said city government or by said inhabitants ; and said city gov- 
ernment shall duly provide for holding a meeting of such inhabi- 
tants to vote on any sections which may not be adopted by the city 
government. 

[Approved August 19, 1881.] 



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Chapter 256. 



629 



CHAPTER 2 5 6. 

AN ACT FOR THE REVISION OF THE CITY CHARTER OF THE CITY OF DOVER. 



Sect. 

1. City divided into five wards. 

2. Annual meeting. 

3. Aldermen and councilmen. 

4. Selectmen, clerk, moderator, vacancies. 

5. Board of assessoi's. 

6. Maj'or to liuve casting vote— when. 

7. Qualification of mayor, aldermen, and coun- 

cilmen. 

8. City-clerk's election. 

9. Supervision of custody and disbursement of 

money, etc. 

10. Salary of police justice. 

11. Supervisors of check-lists and elections. 

12. To prepare lists of voters. 

13. Meeting for revision of lists. 

14. Certificate of election of representatives. 



Sect. 

15. Inspectors of voting. 

16. Preservation of ballots. 

17. Aldermen to decide contested elections. 

18. Water-works. 

19. Assessment of damages. 

•20. Maniigement of water-works. 

21. City may borrow money, levy taxes, and 

issue bonds. 

22. Four next preceding sections not in force 

until ratified by ballot. 

23. City a school-district. 

24. Election of school committee. 

25. Superintendent of schools. 

2G. Board of instruction to hold till January. 
1'' . Repealing clause. 
28. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That the city of Dover hereby is and shall continue to city divided 
be divided into five wards, which shall be constituted as follows : '"'"'^^^ "'^''*^*- 

Ward 1. Tiie dividing lines between wards one and two of said wardi. 
city shall hereafter be as follows : Commencing on tlie line of the 
town of lloUinsford on the old road leading from Garrison hill to 
Soutli Berwiclc ; thence by said road westerly by the dwelling-house 
of Harrison Haley to the junction of said road with the road leading 
from Willand's pond, so called, to Dover ; thence by said last men- 
tioned road to Franklin street ; thence by the centre of Franklin 
street to its junction with Third street ; tlience by the centre of 
Third street to Chestnut street ; thence by the centre of Chestnut 
street to the Cocheco river ; and all the territory in said city lying 
northerly of said above described line between said Cocheco river 
and the town lines of Rollinsford and Scmiersworth shall be in- 
cluded in and constitute ward one in said city. 

Ward 2. Ward two shall contain all that part of said city lying ward 2. 
northerly of said Cocheco river not included in ward one, as herein- 
before set forth, excepting that part of said city included between said 
river and a line commencing at the centre of Central Street bridge ; 
thence running by said Central street to Main street ; thence by 
Main street to its junction with School street ; thence by the line 
of School street to Cocheco street ; thence by Cocheco street to 
Rogers street ; thence to the Cocheco river, in a direct line, which, 
if continued, would join Payne street at its junction with the lane 
leading to tlie Hale farm. 

Ward 3. The dividing line between wards three and four in said wards. 
city shall hereafter be as follows : Commencing at the line separating 
Dover from the town of Madbury, at a point where said line is crossed 
by the track of the Boston & Maine Railroad ; thence running by said 



630 



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[1881. 



Ward 4. 



Ward 5. 



Annual meet- 
ing. 



railroad track to the centre of the bridge where the Littleworth 
road crosses said railroad ; thence by the centre of said Littleworth 
road to Silver street ; thence by tlie centre of Silver street to Lo- 
cust street ; tlience by the centre of Locust street to St. Tliomas 
street ; thence by St. Thomas street to Central street ; thence the 
line between said ward three and ward five in said city shall extend 
from the junction of said St. Thomas street with Central street ; 
by Central street to Orchard street ; thence by Orcliard street to 
Walnut street ; thence by Walnut street to Waldron street ; 
thence on a direct line to the foot of Chestnut street at tlie divi- 
sion line between wards one and two ; and all tlie territory in said 
city lying northerly or north-westerly of the above described line, 
and between said line and tlie boundaries of wards one and two as 
constituted by tliis act, shall be included in and constitute ward 
three in said city. 

Ward 4. Ward four in said city shall contain all the territory in 
said city lying soutlierly of said Cocheco river not included in ward 
three as constituted in this act, excepting that part included between 
said river and a line commencing at the junction of Cocheco street 
witli Rogers street ; thence running in a direct line to tlie junction 
of Payne street with the line leading to the Hale farm; tlience west- 
erly by Payne street to Hanson street ; thence by Hanson street 
to Sonnet street ; thence by the soutlierly line of Sonnet street to 
George street; thence on the same direct line to the westerly side 
of George street ; tlience on a direct line to the north-easterly cor- 
ner of Jonas D. Townsend's land ; thence to the junction of Kirk- 
land street with Central street ; thence by Central street to Or- 
chard street ; thence by Orchard street to Walnut street ; thence 
by Walnut street to Waldron street ; thence to the northerly side 
of the Cocheco river at the foot of Chestnut street. 

Ward 5. Ward five in said city shall consist of and include all 
that part of said city contained within the following boundaries, to 
wit: Beginning on the Cocheco river at the foot of Chestnut street, 
at the division line between wards one and two ; thence running 
easterly by said river to the centre of Central Street bridge ; thence 
by Central street to Main street ; thence by Main street to its junc- 
tion with School street ; thence by the line of School street to Co- 
checo street; thence by Cocheco street to Rogers street; thence in 
a direct line to the junction of Payne street with the lane leading to 
the Hale farm ; tlience westerly by Payne street to Hanson street ; 
thence by Hanson street to Sonnet street; thence by the southerly 
line of Sonnet street to George street ; thence in the same direct 
line to the westerly side of George street; thence in the same direct 
line to the north-easterly corner of land of Jonas D. Townsend ; 
thence to the junction of Kii-kland street with Central street ; 
thence by Central street to Orchard street ; thence by Orchard 
street to Walnut street ; thence by Walnut street to Waldron 
street ; thence to the place of beginning. 

Sect. 2. The annual meeting of the inhabitants of said city for 
the choice of city and ward officers shall be holdeii on the fourth 
Tuesday of November ; and all city, ward, and town officers who 
are chosen by the people shall be chosen by ballot, and the terms 
of their said offices, except those of the school committee, shall 



1881.] Chapter 256. 631 

commence on the first Wednesday of January next following such 
election. 

Sect. 3. At such annual municii)al election one alderman sliall Auiermenand 
be chosen from each ward lor the term ot two years, and tliree 
members of tlie common council for the term of one year, and the 
present incumbents in said offices shall continue for the full term 
for wliich they were severally elected. 

Sect 4. At each annual municipal election the inliabitants of selectmen 

.,.,,,,', 1 , , 1 clerk, modera- 

each ward m said city sliall choose three selectmen, a clerk, and tor, vacancies, 
moderator, who, being duly sworn, sliall perform and discharge re- 
spectively the duties of said offices for said wards for the term of 
one year from the first Wednesday in January next following said 
election, and until others are chosen and qualified to act in their 
stead. In case of any vacancy in eitlier of said offices in any 
ward in said city, the city councils, in convention, shall fill such 
vacancy at their first regular meeting after such vacancy sliall 
occur. 

Sect. 5. There shall be a board of assessors in said city, of whom Board of asses- 
each ward, at the annual municipal election, shall be entitled to 
choose one, and one shall be chosen by the city councils. The term 
of office of said assessors shall he two years, and until others are 
chosen and qualified to act in their stead. Wards one, three, and 
five shall each choose one of said board at one election, namely, in 
1881, and wards two and four at the alternate election ; and the 
present members of said board shall continue in said office for the 
full term for which they wei'e chosen. In case of any vacancy in 
said board, the city councils, in convention, shall fill such vacancy 
at their first regular meeting after such vacancy shall occur. 

Sect. 6. The mayor of said city, in addition to the powers con- Mayortohave 

•/ •/ ' 1 ciistiii*'' vote 

ferred on him as presiding officer of the board of aldermen, and of wiien." 
the joint convention of the city councils, shall have, when acting 
as such presiding officer, in case of an equal division upon a mo- 
tion, or in case of an equal division between two candidates, the 
right to give a casting vote. 

Sect. 7. The mayor, aldermen, and common council shall meet in Qualification of 

»' ' , . mayor, aluer- 

convention, for the purpose of being qualified, on the first Wednes- men, andcoua- 
day in January, at ten o'clock in the forenoon, and the oaths of *^' '"^"' 
office shall be administered and the records of the same shall be 
made in the same manner as now prescribed by chapter forty-six, 
sections four and five, of the General Laws of the state of New 
Hampshire. 

Sect. 8. The city councils shall annually, on the first Wednesday city-cierk's 

• 6l6CtlOIl 

in January, meet in convention and elect by joint ballot a city- 
clerk, whose term of office shall continue for one year, and until 
another shall be chosen and qualified to act in his stead, remov- 
able, however, at the pleasure of the city councils. He shall per- 
form all the duties and exercise all the powers incumbent on and 
vested in him by the General Laws of said state ; and said office 
shall be holden hy the present incumbent during the full term for 
which he w^as elected, unless sooner removed. 

Sect. 9. The city councils shall secure a iust and prompt ac- supervii»ion of 

,,.,.... , , , , • , 1 J 1 • , ,1 custody and 

couiitauility irom all persons entrusted with the receipt, custody, disbursement 
or disbursement of the money, funds, or other property of the city, ^f money, etc. 



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[1881. 



Salary of police 
justice. 



Supervisors of 
check-lists and 
elections. 



To prepare 
lists of voters. 



Meeting for re- 
vision of lists. 



and no money shall be paid out of the city treasury unless pre- 
viously granted and appropriated by the city council. The city 
council shall have the care and superintendence of the city build- 
ings and other city property, and the power to let or sell what may 
be legally let or sold, and to purchase property, real and personal, in 
the name and for the use of the city, whenever the interests or 
convenience of the city require it. The city council shall, once in 
every year at least, publish for the use and information of the in- 
habitants a particular account of the receipts and expenditures of 
the city, and a schedule of the propei'ty and means and of the 
debts of the city. The city councils sliall have power to regulate 
tlie returning and keeping bills of mortality, and to impose penal- 
ties on physicians, sextons, and others for any default in the prem- 
ises. 

Sect. 10. The salary of the justice of the police court of said city 
shall be six hundred dollars per annum, to be paid in quarterly pay- 
ments out of the city treasury ; and the salary so received shall be 
in full for services of every kind rendered by him as justice of said 
court. 

Sect. 11. At each biennial election there shall be chosen in each 
ward of said city, by a plurality vote of the legal voters thereof, a 
supervisor of check-lists, who shall hold his office for two years 
and until others are chosen and qualified in their stead, and who 
shall constitute a board of supervisors of elections of all tlie wards 
in said city. The board of supervisors of elections shall clioose a 
chairman and clerk from their own number ; and tlie city council 
shall appoint a suitable person to fill any vacancy which may occur 
in said board of supervisors. 

Sect. 12. Said supervisors shall prepare, revise, and post up, in 
the manner required by law, an alphabetical list of all legal voters 
in each ward, and for that purpose shall have access to any books 
or lists belonging to said city, or to any ward in said city, and shall 
have the assistance of any of the city or ward officers they may re- 
quire ; and they sliall deliver an attested copy of the lists of voters 
so prepared and corrected to the clerks of the respective wards, and 
the said ward-clerks shall use the lists of voters so prepared and cor- 
rected, and no others, at the election in said wards. In preparing 
the list of voters, said supervisors shall record the first or Christian 
name of each voter in full, but may use initial letters to designate 
the middle name of any voter. 

Sect. 13. The said board of supervisors shall be in session at 
the city hall building, or such other place as they shall designate, 
for the purpose of revising and correcting the lists of voters, six 
days at least before the state elections, and three days before other 
elections, within six months next preceding the day of election, 
the last two sessions to be held within one week of said election, 
from nine o'clock a. m. till noon, and from two o'clock till five 
o'clock p. M., on each of said days ; and said board of supervisors 
shall be in session on election days from eight o'clock a. m. till 
noon, and from two o'clock to three o'clock p. m., so that in case 
the name of any person has been omitted from the check-list, and 
who the supervisors are satisfied is a legal voter agreeably to the 
provisions of chapter twenty-nine, section one, of the General 



1881.] Chapter 256. 633 

Laws, the supervisors shall certify the same to the moderator, who 
shall receive liis vote ; and the ward-clerk shall check the name of 
the person so voting, on the back of said certificate, and shall retnrn 
tlie same to the city-clerk with the check-list. In regulating the 
check-list, the board of supervisors shall have all the powers granted 
and perform all the duties prescribed in sections five, six, seven, 
and eight of chapter thirty of the General Laws. 

Sect. 14. The certificates of election of representatives to the certificate of 
general court from each ward shall be made, certified, and signed ?eseuutives'!^^' 
by the clerk thereof, and said certificate shall be in the form pre- 
scribed by law. 

Sect. 15. The board of supervisors shall, at and for every elec- inspectors of 
tion, appoint two inspectors of voting, one from each of the leading ^''^''^s- 
political parties in each ward, who shall attend the ward-room or 
place of election to whicli designated on election days ; shall have 
access to the desk or place where the check-list and ballot-box are 
kept; shall see that no fraudulent vote is cast by parties personat- 
ing others, or in any other way; that voters liave proper access to 
the polls. They shall be entitled to sucli a position in the desk 
or room where the balloting is done as shall give them an opportu- 
nity at all times to examine tlie check-list and witness the check- 
ing; and they shall also be entitled to have the ballot-box or boxes 
in which the ballots are deposited kept in such place and position 
that they may see and protect it from fraud during tlie balloting 
and until the votes are counted and declared ; and neither said bal- 
lot-box or boxes, or the votes contained therein, shall be carried 
from the presence of such inspectors from the time the polls are 
opened until the polls are closed and the votes declared; they shall 
see that the moderator, in receiving votes and in counting the 
same in the presence of the selectmen, and the clerk, in checking 
names, are not interfered with or molested. 

Sect. 16. All the ballots cast at each election in the several preservation of 
wards shall be preserved ; and after they shall have been counted, ^^^^°'^*- 
the moderator shall deliver all the ballots given in to the clerk of 
the ward, and the clerk shall seal up said ballots, direct and deliver 
the same, together with the check-list used at such election, within 
one hour after the adjournment of such meeting, to the city-clerk. 

Sect. 17. All votes cast at municipal elections shall be preserved Aldermen to 
by the city-clerk for sixty days, with the seals unbroken, except ed^iections.^*' 
that they shall be subject during that time to the examination of 
either branch of the city government in determining the election 
of its own members ; and the board of aldermen shall have power 
to decide all cases of contested election of persons chosen to office 
by any ward, and for that purpose shall have power to examine the 
votes preserved as above. 

Sect. 18. Said city may construct, manage, and own suitable water-works. 
water-works in said city for the purpose of introducing an adequate 
supply of water for extinguishing fires, for the use of the citizens, 
and for such other purposes as water may be required in said city ; 
and for that purpose they may take, purchase, and hold real estate 
not exceeding in value the sum of sixty thousand dollars, and erect, 
construct, and maintain such dams, reservoirs, and buildings as 
may be necessary for such water-works, and dig ditches and break 
14 



634 Chapter 256. [1881. 

up ground in the highways and streets of said city, place and main- 
tain pipes therein for conducting Avater, and re-lay and change the 
same from time to time, due regard being paid to the safety of the 
citizens and the security of public travel : Provided^ that the said 
city, before availing itself of the privileges herein conferred, shall 
purchase at a fair and equitable valuation all the aqueduct property 
of the Dover Aqueduct Company, the Cocheco Aqueduct Company, 
and the Dover Landing Aqueduct, or such of tliem as shall at the 
time of such purchase be in active operation ; and should said city 
and either of said comi)anies be unable to agree upon what shall 
be a fair price for their said property, either party may apply to the 
supreme court for the county of Strafford for estimating the value 
of said property ; and the value placed upon said property by said 
court shall be final as between said parties, and for the purpose of 
purchase as hereinbefore set forth. 
Assessment of Sect. 19. If Said city shall not be able, in the opinion of the 
damages. board of aldcrmcu of said city, to obtain and secure, on reasonable 

terms, the necessary lands and rights of water for said works, in- 
cluding the right to lay and maintain pipes required, the said city 
may apply to tlie county commissioners for the county of Strafford 
for the assessment of damages to the owner of such lands or rights 
of water ; and said commissioners, after notice to the parties and 
hearing, if it appear to them that any land, riglits of water, or 
rights to lay and maintain pipes are required for said water-works 
and cannot be purchased or secured on reasonable terms, shall 
assess and award damages to the owner of such land or rights ad- 
judged by them to be required by tlie city for the purpose of said 
water-works, which assessment and award shall be in writing and 
filed in the office of the city-clerk of said city as soon as may be 
after the same is completed, and upon payment or tender to the 
owner of the sum assessed the riglits of the city to the same shall 
become vested and complete ; but such owner shall have the same 
right of appeal from said assessment to the supreme court as ex- 
ists in the case of lands taken for highways in this state by action 
of said commissioners. 
Management of Sect. 20. Tlic said city is authorized to contract with individuals 
and corporations for supplying said corporations and individuals 
with water, and to make such contracts, establish such tolls, and 
charge such rent for use of water as shall be deemed reasonable, 
and for the more convenient management of said works may place 
tlie same, either before or after they are constructed, under the 
direction of a superintendent or board of water commissioners or 
both, and the duties of such officer or officers shall be defined by 
vote of the city councils. 
City may bor- Sect. 21. The Said City is authorized to levy taxes to defray the 
levy "ax'esy and cxpeusc of Said watcr-works, and to borrow money, not exceeding 
issue bonds. j,^ ^|jg wliolc the SUIT! of two huiidrcd and seventy-live thousand 
dollars, and to issue the notes, bonds, or other obligations of the 
city therefor, payable at such time or times and on such interest as 
the city councils shall determine at a legal meeting of the city 
councils of said city, and such bonds and notes or other obligations 
shall be legal and binding upon said city. 



water-works. 



1881.] Chapter 256. 685 

Sect. 22. Sections eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty-one Four next i^re- 
hereof shall not be in force, and no action thereunder shall be noVilf force un- 
taken by the said city of Dover unless the same shall be ratified baiiot!"^'^ ^^ 
and confirmed by a major vote of the qualified voters of said city, 
voting in their respective wards at a special election to 1)C called 
therefor. Said vote shall be by ballot, and said ballot shall be in 
manner and form following : " Shall the city of Dover adopt the 
provisions of sections eighteen, nineteen, twenty, and twenty-one 
of the charter of the city of Dover, passed [giving date of the 
passage thereof] authorizing said city to establish water-works — 
Yes— no." 

Sect. 23. Said city shall constitute one school-district, and, in cuyaschoo;- 
addition to the rights, duties, and liabilities of a city, shall be enti- <*'**"*''^- 
tied to all the rights and privileges and be subjected to all the 
duties and liabilities of a school-district, and all the powers by law 
vested in school-districts shall be vested in said city and exercised 
by the city councils of said city, except as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 24. There shall be a school committee for said city which Election of 
shall be elected as follows: At the next annual municipal election mittee.*'"™' 
next after the passage of this act there shall be chosen by ballot 
by the qualified voters of each ward two persons, — one thereof for 
the term of one year and one thereof for the term of two years, — 
and any citizen of said city shall be eligible for election by any 
ward : thereafter one person shall be chosen by each ward at 
each annual municipal election for the term of two years. The 
city councils shall also, on the first Wednesday of January next 
after the passage of this act, in convention, elect by ballot four per- 
sons, two of whom shall serve for one year and two for the term 
of two years ; and thereafter, annually, on the first Wednesday of 
January, the city councils shall elect two persons as aforesaid for 
the term of two years. The persons so chosen by said wards and 
city councils shall constitute a school committee, and their term of 
office shall commence on the second Wednesday of January of 
the respective years. In case of a vacancy in the representation 
of any ward, the city councils shall, in convention as aforesaid, fill 
said vacancy until the next annual municipal election, when the 
same shall be filled by the ward in which said vacancy occurs ; but 
in case of a vacancy in the number chosen by the city councils, the 
said city councils shall, as aforesaid, fill said vacancy for the un- 
expired term. The city councils shall not elect any two persons 
from any one ward. 

Sect. 25. Said school committee shall annually elect by ballot, superintendent 
from their own number, a chairman and secretary. They may an- ^ 
nually, in the month of February, elect, but not from their own 
number, a superintendent of schools. The election of such super- 
intendent shall be by ballot, and no person shall be chosen unless 
he receives the votes of the major part of all the members of said 
committee, and he may be removed at any time by a major vote as 
aforesaid. The compensation of the superintendent and secretary 
shall be fixed by the committee. 

Sect. 26. The members of the existing board of instruction shall Board of in- 
continue to hold otfice until the second Wednesday of January boidtui'jan- 
next after the passage of this act. ^^^^' 



636 



Chaptees 256, 257. 



[1881. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 27. All special acts in reference to the said city of Dover 
and not included in this act are hereby repealed. 
Sect. 28. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved July 29, 1881.] 



CHAPTEE 257. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OP THE HOOKSETT MANUFAC- 
TURING COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Certificates of stock need not express tlie 
progressive numbers of sliares. | 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Certificates of 
stock need not 
express the pro- 
gressive num- 
bers of sliares. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That so much of the fourth section of the charter of 
the Hooksett Manufacturing Company as requires the shares of its 
capital stock to be numbered in progressive order beginning at 
number one, and every certificate of stock to express the progres- 
sive number of every share of stock represented thereby, is hereby 
repealed. 

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

[Approved July 21, 1^81.] 



STATE or NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of Secretary of State, 
Concord, October 20, 1881. 

I hereby certify that the acts and resolves contained in this 
pamphlet have been compared with the originals in this office, and 
found to be correctly printed. 

A. B. THOMPSON, 

Secretary of State. 



II^DEX. 



I IsTDEX 



-TO- 



PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 

Passed June Session, 1881. 



Abandoned animals may be destroyed 446 

Accounts in probate courts, settlement of 478 

Accounts of state treasurer, pi-ovision for auditing, 493 

Actions against administrator may be sent to referee 458 

Acts of incorporation, tax on, when payable 509 

Administrator, no action against, after decree of insolvency 458 

actions against, may be sent to referee 458 

to file list of heirs and legatees with his final account 478 

Adjutant-general's department, clerical expenses of the 516 

Adulterating vinegar, penalty for 457 

Aldrich, H. H., appropriation in favor of ■ 533 

Animals, cruelty to, how punished 446 

Appropriation in favor of the Yorktown centennial celebration 527 

the state library 513 

the prison library 512 

the state prison 512 

the chaplain of the state prison 488 

the Duston monument 516 

the adjutant-general's dep't 516 

the New Hampshire Veterans' Association 517 

the New Hampshire National Guard 517 

the State-house 519 

the Prisoners' Aid Society 520 

the State Normal School 520 

Ervill A. Walton 522 

Franconia Notch road 522 

roads in Randolph 523, 529 

road through White Mountain Notch 523 

the Dixville road 524 

the Millsfield road 524 

the Errol road 524, 525 

the Cowpens monument 525 

Peter Sanborn 526 

Ann Cole 526 

Solon A. Carter 527 

the treasuiy department 528 

the Pinkhain Notch road 529 

Franklin P. Kellom 531 

John H. Beacham 531 

Lewis W . Holmes 532 

sergeant-at-arms, door-keepers, messengers, &c.. 532 

H. H. Aldrich 533 

Alpheus W . Baker 533 

William E. Barrett 532 



642 Index. [1881. 

Appropriation in favor of George H. Bartlett 532 

Charles W. Bickford 532 

Norman G. Carr 533 

William A. Caswell 632 

John B. Clarke 532 

Frederick S. Crawford 533 

Arthur F. Dennett 532 

George A. Dickey 532 

the Moosilanke Tunnel Stream road 534 

Norris A. Dunklee 532 

Edson C. Eastman 533 

William B. Fellows 532 

Arthur Greeley 532 

I. W. Hammond 533 

Charles E. Harrington 532 

Lyman S. Hayes 532 

Charles M. Home 532 

Charles T. Lane 532 

James ]\Ierrill 533 

J. Henry Nye 532 

Charles 'C. Pearson 532 

George A. Perkins 532 

Republican Press Association 532 

John F. Scott 533 

G. H. H. Silsby & Son 533 

Frank B. Sinclair 532 

Charles Spaulding 533 

John K. Stokes 532 

LTnion Publishing Company 532 

the clerks and assistant clerks of the senate and 

house . . . , 533 

James E. Dodge 533 

Charles G. Emmons 533 

Lewis W. Holmes 533 

Edwin F. Jones 533 

the state arsenal, at Portsmouth 535 

reportei's for newspapers 532, 536 

John T. Huhne 536 

John W. Odlin 536 

the engrossing clerk 539 

Ashuelot Savings Bank, state tax of, reduced 515 

Assassination of the president of the United States 514 

Assessment of railroad and telegraph taxes to be certified to state treasurer — 

when _ ' ^ ' 1 

Assessment of taxes of the town of Benton for 1877 legalized 456 

Gilmanton for 18/ 7 and 1878 legalized. .. 450 

Hampton for 1881 legalized 450 

Jefferson for 1880 and 1881 legalized.. . . 455 

Randolph for 1881 legalized 452 

Attorney-general to be present at hearing on assessment of railroad tax 471 

may practice in civil cases — when 492 

Baker, Alpheus W., appropriation in favor of 532 

Bank connnissioners, i)unlshment of, for making false statement of condition 

of banks 510 

Bank commissioners to be paid by the state. 495 

two to be appointed biennially 500 

Bartlett, George H., appropriation in favor of 532 

Barrett, William E., appropriation in favor of 532 

Beacham, John H., ai)propriation in favor of 531 

Bean's Purchase, state and county taxes of, abated 444 

Beer and cider, sale of, proliibited _ 510 

Benton, the town of, assessment of taxes for 1877 legalized 456 

Bickford, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 532 

Births, marriages, and deaths, fees for recording and returning 457 



1881.] Index. 643 

Black bass not to bi' put into waters of tliis state 487 

l)rotecte(l ^/ia 

Board of healtli, state, establislicd 4«0 

Bonds of deputies of county ollicers .- ^(jf) 

by executors, &c., not to be rcMjuii-cd if testator so directs 470 

Bounty on hawks discontinued 4!);} 

for killinjj; crows 490 

Bridge-guards to be erected by raih-oad corpcn-atioiis 511 

Butter and cheese, adulterated, provision concerning sale of 476 

Caribou, moose, and deer protected 4.,)4 

Carr, Norman (i., appro])riation in iavor of ^J-j'-^ 

Carroll county, time for making report on affairs of, extendeil 408 

Carter, Solon A., appropriation in favor of •_>27 

Caswell, William A., ai)propriation in favor of ■'>'-^'2 

Causes triable by referees nuiy be tried by the court 474 

Chajjlain to the state prison, salary of the 488 

Charters, fees for, — when payable ^09 

Check-lists — when to be used 48o 

Cheese and butter, adulterated, sale of, regulated 476 

Cheshire county probate court, time of holding changed 442 

Chicago Historical Society, state publications to be sent to the 534 

Children, cruelty to, — how punished 445 

Children employed in factories, laws concerning, — by whom enforced 464 

under sixteen not to be employed unless they have attended school. 475 

Cider and beer, sale of, prohibited •_ 510 

City clerks to receive and preserve copies of records of ward meetings 458 

City neglecting to appoint fish-wardens liable to fine 452 

Clarke, John B., appropriation in favor of 532 

Classed towns • • • • • 506 

Clerks and assistant clerks of senate and house, appropriation in favor of the 533 

Clerks of court may appoint deputies in case of sickness 465 

may copy records growing illegible 451 

to make return of divorces to secretary of state 447 

Close season of hares, rabbits, and muskrats shortened 455 

Cole, Ann, appropriation in favor of 526 

Commissioners to examine into condition of pauper insane 530 

inquire concerning destruction of forests 518 

Congressional districts, state divided into 500 

Contoocook river, owners of dams on the, not required to build fishways 530 

Cobs county, salary of register of probate of, increased 466 

time of holding terms of supreme court in 463 

Corporations, right of, to trial by jury 512 

County commissioners to appoint police officers in unorganized places 484 

perambulate town lines 479 

County conventions, legislative, doings of, for 1881 legalized 454 

County records becoming illegible may be copied for preservation 451 

copies of, evidence in court same as originals 451 

County taxes abated, of Bean's Purchase 444 

the town of Pelham 479 

the town of Hudson 482 

the town of Winchester 483 

the city of Keene 468 

the town of Windham 480 

the town of Hampstead 483 

Courts-martial 504 

Cowpens monument, appropriation in favor of the 525 

Crawford, Frederick S., appropriation in favor of 533 

Crows, bounty for killing, authorized 490 

Current expenses of state prison provided for 462 

Deaths, births, and marriages, fees for recording and returning 457 

Deer, moose, and caribou protected 454 

Dennett, Arthur F., appropriation in favor of 532 

Deputies may be appointed by county clerks and registers 465 



644 Index. [1881. 

Deputies of county officers to give bonds 466 

Dickey, George A. , appropriation in favor of 532 

Divorces, clerks of court to report number and causes of 447 

Dixville road, appropriation for rejiairing the 524 

Dodge, James E., appropriation in favor of 533 

Drury college, state geology to be sent to 534 

Dunklee, Norris A., appropriation in favor of 532 

Duston monument, approj^riation for painting the 516 

Eastman, Edson C. , appropriation in favor of 533 

Editor of state papers to be appointed 521 

Electric lights, lines of, may be established 472 

Emmons, Charles G., appropriation in favor of 533 

Engrossing Clerk, appropriation in favor of the 539 

Estates of deceased persons, speedy settlement of 448 

Errol road, appropriation in favor of the 524, 525 

Express companies, taxation of 445 

taxes refunded to 518 

Fees for charters — when payable 509 

recording births, marriages, and deaths 457 

Fellows, William B. , approjjriation in favor of 532 

Fences between lands separated by streams or bodies of water 459 

Fish commissioners may close waters stocked with fish 452 

Fishing in waters within their limits may be prohibited by cities and towns. .. 461 

Fish may be taken from private waters by the owners 487 

Fish wardens, penalty for neglecting to appoint 452 

Fishways in dams on Contoocook river. . ■, 530 

Winnipiseogee river 487 

Forests, concerning the destruction of 518 

Franconia Notch road, appropriation in favor of the 522 

Freights, unclaimed, — how disposed of 491 

Gamblers, who are 460 

Gambling implements may be taken into custody by officer 460 

condemned and sold 460 

Garfield, James A., jjresident of the United States, invited to visit this state 513 

Geological works to be jiresented to town libraries 519 

designated institutions and societies .... 534 

Gilmanton, the town of, the assessments of taxes of, for 1877 and 1878 legalized 450 

Governor authorized to present state publications to the state of Minnesota. . 515 

to appoint commissioners to inquire concerning destruction of forests 518 

and council to distribute geological works 519 

to appoint an editor of state papers 521 

to audit the claim of H. Mclntire 529 

to appoint commissioners to examine into the condition 

of pauper insane 530 

to have prepared plans for increased library accommo- 
dations 533 

to appoint a watchman for the state-house 535 

and staff requested to attend the Yorktown centennial celebration.. 527 

Grafton county legislative convention, 1881, doings of, legalized 454 

time of holding terms of supreme court in 463 

probate court in 463 

processes returnable to supreme court of — when 499 

Gray squirrels protected 454 

Greeley, Arthur, appropriation in favor of 532 

Hammond, I. W., appropriation in favor of 533 

Hampton, the town of, assessment of taxes of, for 1881 legalized 450 

Hampstead, the town of, abatement of state and county taxes of 483 

Hares, rabbits, and muskrats, close season of, shortened 455 

Harrington, Cliarles E., api)roi)riation in favor of 532 

Hart's Location, the town of, proceedings of annual meeting of, legalized 478 

Hawks, bounty on, repealed 493 



1881.] 



Index. 645 



Hayi's, Lyinaii S., appropriation in ftivor of 532 

Iliii'li scliool may be cstahlishcd in town or district 4/i3 

Ili^rlnvay districts, limits of, etc., to be fixed by tlie first olfJunc 495 

llijfhways, ])enalty for divei'tini^ waters to injury of 4()8 

Highway surveyors, jjenalty for neglect of 4!)G 

to account to selectmen 41)5 

to give bond 49() 

' taxes not paid or worked — how collected 495 

use of, for telegraphs, telephones, &c., — a jtubiic use 474 

Holmes, Lewis VV., approj)riation in favor of 532, 533 

Home, Charles M., appropriation in favor of 532 

Hotel keepers, ])enalty for defrauding 469 

Hudson, the town of, abatement of state' and county taxes of 482 

Hughes library, state geology to be sent to the 534 

Indexes of deeds recorded to be copied by registers 4G7 

Industrial school, name of reform school changed to 4G1 

Insane paupers, oonnnission to be appointed to examine into the condition of 530 

Inspectors of steamboats, ai)pointment and duties of 508 

Jefferson, the town of, assessment of taxes of, for 1880 and 1881 legalized . . 455 

Jones, Edwin F., appropriation in favor of 533 

Junk dealers not to ])urchase of minor child 448 

Judge of probate of Merrimack county, salary of the, increased 489 

Strafford county, salary of the, increased 494 

Justices of supreme court may make orders in probate appeal in vacation. . . . 448 

not to be officers in railroad corporations 474 

salaries of the, increased , 474 

to receive no other compensation 474 

Keene, the city of, state and county taxes of, abated and remitted 468 

Kellom, Frank P., appropriation in favor of 531 

Laconia, the town of, may exempt property of N. H. Veterans' Association 

from taxation 449 

Lane, Charles T., appropriation in favor of 532 

Lessees of buildings to provide suitable privies 496 

penalty for neglect 497 

Lien on real estate for taxes extended 496 

Lincoln, the town of, appropriation for repairing roads in 522 

Loans by savings banks to individual not to exceed ten per cent, of deposits 444 

Lobsters protected 486 

March town-meetings legalized, of Wentworth's Location 443 

of Hart's Location 478 

Marriages, births, and deaths, fees for recording 457 

Mayor and aldermen may cause taxes in certain cases to be collected by suit 

at law '. 455 

Mclntire, Horatio, provision for auditing the claim of. 529 

Merrill, James, appropriation in favor of 533 

Merrimack county, salaries of judge and register of probate of, increased. 489 

Milk, transportation of, on railroads regulated 491 

Millsfield road, appi'opriatlon for repairing the 524 

Minnesota, the state of, state publications presented to 515 

INIoderator, check-list to be used in election of 485 

Moose, deer, and caribou protected 454 

Moosilauke Tunnel Stream road, appropriation in favor of the 534 

Muskrats, hares, and rabbits, close season of shortened 455 

Muster-rolls of war regiments to be preserved 467 

Names changed ,",39 

National affairs, resolutions concerning 536 

N. H. National Guard, appropriation in favor of the 517 



646 ^ Index. [1881. 

N. H. Xational Guard, three companies of the, to attend Yorktown celebra- 
tion 527 

provisions concerning- the 501 

N. H. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals, ajjent of the, may destroy 

abandoned diseased animals 446 

N. H. Society for the Prevention of C'ruelty to Animals, officers of the, to 

make arrests in cases of cruelty 44G 

N. H. Veterans' Association, appropriation in favor of the 517 

property of the. nuiy be exempted from taxation 449 

Non-resident trustee, how sunnnoned 486 , 

Normal School, the State, appropriation in favor of 520 » 

Notice in probate cases to be given twelve days before hearing 451 

Nye, J. Henry, appropriation in fevor of 532 

Old metals, jienalty for purchasing of minor child 448 

Oleomargarine, sale of. regulated 478 

Order of notice in probate cases to be given twelve days before hearing 451 

Ossipee, the town of, appropriation in favor of the representative from 531 

Pauper insane, commissioners to examine into condition of the 530 

Pearson, Charles C, appropriation in favor of 532 

Pelham, the town of, abatement of state and county taxes of 479 

Perkins, George A., appropriation in favor of 532 

Pinkham Notch road, appropriation in favor of the 529 

Police courts, jurisdiction of, enlarged 443 

justices of, may impose a fine of $20 in cases of cruelty to ani- 
mals 446 

Police officers, appointment of, in unorganized places 484 

Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company, state tax of the, remitted 528 

President of the United States, attempted assassination of the 514 

invited to visit this state 513 

Prisonei's' Aid Society, appropriation in favor of the 520 

Probate appeal, any justice of the supreme court may make orders in, in va- 
cation 448 

Probate courts, Cheshire county, time of holding 442 

Grafton covmty, time of holding 463 

Strafford county, time of holding 494 

Property taken into town between April and September liable to be taxed 447 

Property of N. H. Veterans' Association may be exempted from taxation. ... 447 

Provincial Papers to be sent to Chicago Historical Society 534 

Rabbits, hares, and nmskrats, close season of, shortened 455 

Railroad taxes, distribution of, by state treasurer 520 

Railroad connnissioners to revise tariff of rates for transporting milk 492 

Railroads, exemption of, from taxation 488 

rate of taxation of 470 

to erect and maintain bridge-guards oil 

Railroad tax to be paid in October 471 

Randolph, the town of, Assessment of taxes of, for 1881 legalized 452 

appropriation for repairing in 52."), 529 

Record of ward-meetings, copies of, to be returned to city-clerks 451 

Referees and masters, compensation of 499 

causes triable by, may be tried by the court 474 

Reform School, name changed to Industi-ial School 461 

Register of deeds may appoint deputy in case of sickness 465 

may copy records growing illegible 451 

to copy indexes 467 

Register of probate, Coos county, salary of, increased 466 

INlerrimack county, salary of, increased 489 

may appoint deputy — when 465 

may copy for preservation records growing illegible. • . . 451 

Strafford count}', salary of, increased 494 

Religious Avorship in penal and reformatory institutions 462 

Representatives apportioned to towns 505 

Republican Press Association, appropriation in favor of the 532 



1881.] 



Index. 647 



Salaries of judoe and rof^ister of probate for Mcrriiuafk county increased. . . . 489 

Straflord county increased 4!)4 

Salaries of justices of the supreme court increased 474 

Salary of clia|)lain to state ])rison 4HS 

Salary of i-enister of probate for Coos county increased 4(1(5 

Salary- of superintendent of pu])lic instruction increased 489 

Sanborn, Peter, apj)ropriation In favor of •'>2() 

Savin<4s banks, loans by, to individuals and corporations restricted 444 

niauaiienient and examination of ;>10 

restriction as to investment of their dei)osits rejjealed 444 

treasurers of, not to do private banking MH 

Savings Bank, the Ashuelot, state tax of, reduced 515 

School-districts may establish high schools 4o3 

Scott, John F., appropriation in iavor of 533 

Secretary of state to produce packages of votes before election committee aTid 

court 441 

Secretary of state to publish returns of divorces 448 

Selectuu'n disqualified from sitting in hearing, who may be substituted for. .. 449 
may in certain cases cause taxes to bi' collected by suit at law. . . . 455 

may make appointments to fill vacancies in town offices 45(5 

to hold sessions for receiving accounts of highway surveyors 49(5 

vacancy in office of, how filled 497 

Ship-building materials may be exempted from taxation 442 

Ships in process of construction may be exempted from taxation 442 

Silsby, G. II. H. & Son, appropriation in favor of 533 

Sinclair, Frank B., appropriation in favor of 532 

Sinking fund not to be misapplied 494 

Smithsonian Institution, state geology to be sent to the 534 

Soldiers and sailors not disfranchised by accepting aid from towns 465 

Spaulding, Charles, appropriation in favor of 533 

Special town-meeting, raising of money at, regulated 485 

Spears and trawls forfeited may be destroyed 486 

State arsenal at Portsmouth, provision for repairing the 535 

State Board of Health established ." 480 

State-house, provision for repairing the 519 

State librarian to distribute state publications to designated societies and in- 
stitutions 534 

State library, appropriation in favor of the 513 

governor requested to have prepared plans for enlarging the . . . 533 

State ~5^ormal School, appropriation in favor of the 520 

State papers, editor of to be appointed 521 

number of copies to be published 521 

State prison, additional boiler for the 512 

appropriation for the library of the 512 

deficiency in income of the, provided for 462 

State publications presented to the state of Miiniesota 515 

State tax of four hundred thousand dollars authorized 477 

State taxes abated, of Bean''s Purchase 444 

of the city of Keene 468 

of the town of Hampstead 483 

of the town of Hudson 482 

of the town of Pelham 479 

of the town of Windham 480 

of the town of Winchester 483 

State treasurer, directions to the, concerning distribution of railroad taxes. .. 520 

Steamboats, inspectors of, appointment and duties of 508 

Stokes, John K., appropriation in favor of 532 

Strafford county, tei"ms of probate court in 494 

Superintendent of public instruction, his duties and salary . 489 

Supreme court, any justice of, may make orders in probate appeal in vacation 448 

justices of the, not to hold office in railroad corpoi'ations 474 

salaries of the, increased 474 

to receive no other compensation 474 

terras of the, in Cobs county 463 

in Grafton county '. 463 



648 Index. [1881. 

Surveyors of highways to account to selectmen 495 

to give bond 496 

Taxation of express companies repealed 445 

of property taken into town between April and September 447 

the property of the N. H. Veterans' Association may be exempted 

from 449 

of railroads 470 

of telegraphs 471 

of property not lying in any town, repealed 498 

Taxes in certain cases to be collected by suit at law 455 

refunded to express companies 518 

Tax on acts of incorporation, when payable 509 

Telegraph and telephone lines may be established 472 

Telegraphs, taxation of 471 

Telegraph tax to be paid in October 471 

Telephone and telegraph lines may be established 472 

Town lines, perambulation of 479 

Town-meeting legalized, of Wentworth's Location 443 

of Hart's Location 478 

Town neglecting to appoint fish wardens liable to line 452 

officers disc[ualified from sitting in hearing, who may be substituted for 449 

offices, vacancies in, may be filled by appointment by selectmen 456 

Towns and cities may prohibit fishing in their own Avaters . . 461 

classed for representatives 507 

may establish high schools 453 L 

Trawls and spears forfeited may be destroyed 486 

Treasurers of savings banks not to do private banking 508 

Treasury department, appropriation in favor of the 528 

Ti'ees, etc. , sale of, regulated 487 

Trial by jur}', right to, by corporations and others 512 

Truant officers may be appointed by school committee 4(i4 

Trustee, non-resident, how summoned 486 

Unclaimed freights, disposition of 491 

LTnderhill, John, appropriation in favor of. 532 

Union Publishing Company, appropriation in favor of the 532 

Vacancies in town offices may be filled by selectmen 456 

Vinegar, penalty for adulterating 457 

Votes at genei-al elections returned to secretary of state, by whom to be 

ojiened and canvassed 441 

Walton, Ervill A., appropriation in favor of 522 

Ward-clerks to deliver copy of record of ward-meetings to city-clerks 458 

Watchman of the state-house to be appointed 535 

Waters stocked with fish may be closed for three years 452 

Wentworth's Location, town-meeting of, of 1881 legalized 443 

White Mountain Notch, appro])riation for road through the 523 

Winchester, the town of, abatement of state and county taxes of 483 

Windham, the town of, abatement of state and county taxes of 480 

Yorktown centennial celebration, governor and staff requested to attend the 527 



IISTDEX 



-TO- 



PRIVATE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 

nPassed June Session, 1881. 



Ammonoosiic Ek'ctric I^ight Company incorporated <»' >6 

Amoskea,<j Veterans' charter amended 585 

Apthorp Reservoir Company, charter amended 561 

Belknap Savino;s Bank, charter amended 590 

Board of edncation, union school-district. Concord, to fill vacancies 545 

Buchanan, frames, homestead severed and annexed 586 

Campton school-district, lines changed 584 

Cheshire C^ounty INIutual Fire Insurance Company, charter amended 563 

Children's Home, Portsmouth, name changed 550 

Claremont & White River Junction Railroad, charter amended 577 

Colebrook Bridge Company, charter amended 688 

Concord, charter amended 604, 627 

Concord & Clai'emont Railroad united with Northern Railroad 562 

Concord & Claremont Railroad, side-track extension 559 

Concord & Portsmouth Railroad may build side-track 551 

Concord Railroad, side-track extension 543 

Concordia Lodge, I. O. O. F., incorporated 548 

Concord Water-works, act to establish amended 556 

Connecticut Water-Power and Lumber Company incorporated 560 

Court Granite State, Ancient Order of Foresters, incorporated 580 

Dodge's Falls Dam and Manufacturing Company incorporated 569 

Dover, charter amended 629 

Dover Horse Railroad incorporated 623 

Dover Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals 576 

Duprey, Peter, changed for school purposes 615 

Durham, school-district lines in the town of, changed 569 

Eastern Telegraph Company incorporated 626 

East Northwood Savings Bank incorjiorated 573 

Elliot Hospital incorporated 558 

Epping school-house tax legalized 587 

First Baptist Society in New]5ort, charter amended 577 

Fisher, George, changed for school purposes 615 

Franklin Falls Pulp Company incorporated 555 

Granite State Bank incorporated 593 

Granite State Provident Association incorporated 601 

14 



650 Index. [1881. 

Hartland Falls Pulp Mills 625 

Home for Indigent Women 543 

Hooksett ^Manufacturing Company, charter amended 636 

Horse Railroad, Dover, incorporated 623 

Indian Head Bank incorporated 578 

Keene Manufacturing Company incorporated 592 

Laconia, school-district number one 588 

Lancaster, special town-meeting legalized 571 

Lebanon Woolen Company incorporated 572 

Littleton Bank incorporated 593 

Littleton & Franconia Railroad Company, charter amended 551 

Londonderry Soldiers' Monument Association 544 

Manchester Bank incorporated 595 

Manchester Chemical Manufacturing Company incorporated 566 

Manchester Electric Light Company incorporated 605 

salaries of justice and clerk of police court 606 

Manchester & Fitchburg Railroad, charter revived 609 

Manchester & Keene Railroad, foreclosure of 600 

Manchester Scientific Association incorporated 553 

INIanchester Society to Prevent Cruelty to Animals incorporated 552 

Manchester War Veterans incorporated 617 

Manchester Cadets incorporated 618 

INIerrimack River Bank incorporated 596 

Mont Vernon authorized to aid JMcCoUom Institute 583 

Moosilauke jNIountain Hotel Company incorporated 591 

Moosilauke Mountain Road Company incorporated 564 

Morse, Sylvanns A., homestead severed and annexed 598 

Mount Lafayette Railroad incorporated 574 

Nashua, charter amended 613 

Nashua Savings Bank, charter amended 582 

Newmarket Alanufacturing Compau}', charter amended 554 

N. H. Asylum for insane authorized to borrow money 583 

N. H. Association of Chiropodists incorporated 599 

N. H. Banking Company, charter amended 613 

N. H. Bible Society, charter amended 547 

N. H. Botanic Society, charter amended 582 

N. H. Fire Insurance Company, charter amended 597 

N. H. Iron Company, charter amended 598 

N. H. Savings Bank, charter amended 548 

N. H. Scythe Company, acts of, legalized 586 

N. H. State Improvement Association incorporated 616 

N. H. Veterans' Association incorporated 546 

New Zealand River Railroad, charter extended 615 

Northern Railroad nuited with Concord & Claremont Railroad 562 

Pemigewasset Valley Railroad, organization legalized 571 

Pine Hill Hotel Company incorporated 557 

Pinkerton Academy, charter amended 576 

Piscata([ua Excliange Bank incorporated 594 

Plymouth Ai[ucduct C-ompau}- incorporated 567 

Portland & Rochester Raih'oad Company, charter amended 575 

Portsmouth Aqueduct, charter amended 558 

Portsmouth Electric Light Company incorj)orated 610 

Rochester authorized to estal)lish water-works 611 

Rochester Fire District 620 

Rolfe & Runiford Asylum, charter amended 553 

Rye Beach Railroad, first meeting legalized 579 



1881.] 



Index. 651 



Sandwich liifjhway tax localized oOS 

Sec'in-itv Savin<rs Bank in Winchester incorporated o89 

Smith, (iihnan B., .severed and annexed 585 

Starr Kinii- Mountain Road Conii)any incorporated 549 

Suncook VaUey Kaih-oad, time for conii)letin<r, extended 584 

Sutton school-meeting legalized 597 

Swift River Railroad, organization confirmed 555 

Telegraph Company, Eastern, incfirporated (')2i'> 

Titconib, Julia A., land of, severed and annexed 54(5 

Thornton school-district, lines changed 584 

Underhill Edge Tool Company, charter amended 580 

Union school-district, Concord, board of education authorized to fill vacancies 545 

White Mountain Camp-Meeting Association, charter amended 625 

White River Falls Company, charter amended 562 

Worcester & Nashua Railroad authorized to lease another railroad 608 



GENEEAL IIsTDEX. 



GENERAL INDEX. 



-TO THE- 



PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 



ENACTED FROM 



JUNE SESSION, 1877, TO JUNE SESSION, 1881, INCLUSIVE. 



The laws indexed are paged as follows : 

Laws of 1877 from page 5 to page 135. 

1878 " 149 " 310. 

1879 " 229 " 421. 
1881 " 441 " 636. 



Li the classification of the acts as jjublic and private, the system used by the 
secretary of state has been followed, in the belief that it is better to have a uniform 
s^'stem, and not class an act as private in one place and as public in another, in 
the same volume ; and I am of the ojjinion that this mode is well understood by 
those who consult the laws. 

It has been my aim to make this index full and complete, and I hope it will 
prove satisfactory. 

EDWARD A. JENKS, 

State Reporter. 



Abandoned animals may be destroj'ed 446 

Accounts in probate courts, settlement of 478 

of state treasurer, provision for auditing, 493 

Actions, in suits before police courts, where returnable 19 

transitory, where may be brought 31 

in case of injuries in use of highways 168 

for personal injuries resulting in death 353 

against administrators may be sent to referee 458 

Acts of incorporation, tax on 25, 165, 509 



656 . General Index. [1881. 

Active militia, name of, and composition 229 

enlistments in 229, 340 

part of enrolled militia 230 

Adams, J. O., claims allowed 79, 212 

Adjutant-general, clei-ical expenses G2, 210, 377, 51G 

to furnish enlistment-books 230 

appointment and duties of 233, 234, 235 

to record and forward brigade returns 240 

to act as paymaster-general 240 

salary of 247, 344 

Administrator, actions against, may be sent to referee 458 

no action against, after decree of insolvency 458 

to file list of heirs and legatees with final account 478 

special, appointment and duties 51 

Adulterating vinegar, penaltj' for 457 

Albany, may elect representative — wlien 59, 192, 507 

part of state and county tax abated 345 

Aldrich, H. H. , clahns allowed 221, 385, 533 

Alexandria, proceedings of selectmen legalized 343 

Allen, C. B., claim allowed 217 

Allenstown, part of state and county tax abated 31 

Amendments, constitutional, take effect — when 23 

in civil cases, may be made — when 332 

Animals, abandoned, may be destroyed — when 446 

cruelty to, how punished 166, 446 

diseased, exposure of, forbidden 344 

game, protected 454 

fur-bearing, protection extended 155 

Annual reports of county oflacers 174 

invoice of polls and estates 194, 361, 369 

returns of enrolled men 239 

returns of public property, military 239 

Antietam National Cemetery, ceded to United States 173 

Appropriations, to Asylum for the Insane 21, 171 

to State Normal School 50, 158, 360, 520 

to state library G2, 208, 377, 513 

to state prison library 63, 207, 377, 612 

to state prison 46, 156, 391, 512 

to pay for painting fence around Duston monument 516 

to adjutant-general's dep't iJ-2, 210. 377, 516 

to College ot Agriculture 72 

to N. H. Historical Society 75 

to State Reform School 76, 381 

to chaplain of state prison 63, 210, 388, 488 

to New Hampshire Veterans' Association 519 

to Prisoners' Aid Society 63, 375, 520 

to move i'ountain in state-house yard 378 

to pay expenses trustees Normal School 388 

to engrossing clerk for clerk hire 78, 222, 388, 539 

to New Hampshire National Giuird 517 

for repairs on state-house 74, 211, 519 

for heating api)aratus for state-house 378 

for preservation of old records 374 

for tish-hatching house 71, 213 

for repair of state arsenal at Portsmouth 376, 535 

for building state arsenal at Concord 386 

for relief map of state 61 

for contingent exjjenses of governor 61, 207, 373 

for deaf mutes, blind, and iecble-minded children. ...64, 209, 373 

for rei)air of roads in Lincoln 7(i, 216, 379, 522 

in Dixville 67, 221, 380, 524 

in Randolph 67, 215, 380, 523, 529 

in Errol and Wentworth's Location 65, 380, 525 

from Dnmmer to Errol 210, 524 

between Fab} an and Crawford Houses 379, 215 
between Wiliey and Crawford Houses 216, 379 



1881.] General Index. 657 

Appropriations, for repair of roads from IJartlctt to Willey House 21;j, 379 

tliroii<ili White Mountain Xotcli 07, 523 

in Millsfield :5«0, 624 

throujj;li Franconia Notch 522 

in lavor of Cowpcns nionuiiicnt 525 

V the treasury (h'partniciut 528 

tlie Pinkhain Notch road 529 

Moosihvuke Tunnel Stream road 534 

newspaper rejKjrters 532, 536 

for individual claims 02, (55, 00, 70, 74, 7.S, 79, 212, 213, 216 

217, 218, 219, 220. 221, 222, 223, 374, 370, 385, 386 
387, 389, 390, 392, 522, 520, 527, 531, 532, 533, 530 
to pay expense of (jovernor and party to attend centennial 

celebration at Yorktown 527 

Apothecaries must ])e re^^istered 57 

Apportionment of public taxes 345 to 351 

Appeal, probate, orders nuiy be made in vacation 448 

Aqueducts, privilej^es of 40 

Armories and f;-un-houses 241 

Arms to be issued to militia — when 241 

Arrest and trial of officers of militia 252 

may be made without warrant — when 446 

Arsenal at Portsmouth, repairs of . . .' 370, 535 

at Concord, erection of 386 

Ashuelot Savinjj:;s Bank, state tax abated 515 

Assassination of the 2)resident of the United States 514 

Assessment of taxes in towns after April 447 

of railroad and telegraph taxes 182, 196, 471 

of taxes in Easton legalized 156 

Rye " 167 

Lee " 343 

Pittsburg legalized 343 

Alexandria " 343 

Bethlehem " 45, 343 

Bristol " 367 - 

Gilmanton " 450 

Hampton " 450 

Randolph " 452 

Jefferson " 455 

Benton " 456 

Assessors of taxes, duties of 195, 361 

Assignment of wages 150 

Asylvmi for Insane, appropriations to 21, 171 

price of board fixed 389 

authorized to borrow money 583 

Atkinson may elect representative — when 59, 192, 506 

Attached receipted property, demand, how made 342 

property may be sold — when 371 

Attachments may be made without order of court 370 

may be released — when 371 

Attorney-general to prosecute claims vs. other states ■. 357 

to be present at heariug on assessment of railroad tax 471 

may practice in civil cases — when 492 

Auctioneers, penalty for selling without license 164 

Babbitt, J. W., claims allowed 79, 222 

Badger, B. E., claim allowed 79 

Bailey, E. C. , claim allowed 79 

Baker, A. W., claims allowed 220, 385, 532 

Ballots at general election to be preserved 372 

in custody of secretary of state, examination of 441 

Band, regimental 231 

how warned 245 

pay-roll of, by whom made 248 

Bank commissioners, mileage of. 370 

number of reports to be printed 41 



658 General Index. [1881. 

Bank commissioners, to be paid by the state 495 

two to be a})pointed biennially 500 

penalty for making false statements of condition of banks 510 

Banks to pay tax on charters 25, 165 

savings, closing up of insolvent 831 

Bankrupt law, congressmen to urge repeal of Gl 

Bark, measurers of, may be appointed 332 

Barron, A. T. & O. F., claim allowed 213 

Barrett, W. E., claims allowed 387, 532 

Bartlett, G . H. , claims allowed 221, 387, 532 

Bartlett, C. H., claim allowed 65 

Bartlett, territory annexed to 153 

Barton, L. W., claims allowed 228, 387 

Bass protected in Spolford's lake 55 

jjrotected 453 

striped, and smelts, taking of 341 

not to be placed in waters of this state 487 

Bastard children, maintenance of 330 

Battalion, field, and staff officers 287 

Bean's Purchase, classed for rejjresentative 58 

tax abated 444 

Beacham, J. H. , claim allowed 531 

Beer and cider, sale of, prohibited 510 

Beet sugar, bounty for making 341 

Belknap county, salary of judge and 2"egister of probate 186 

Bennington, may elect representative — when 59, 192, 505 

Vt. , celebration of battle of 70 

Benton, may elect rejiresentative — when 59, 192, 606 

proceedings of town-meeting legalized 152 

assessment of tax for 1877 legalized 456 

Berlin classed for representative 58, 192, 505 

Bethlehem, assessment of tax for 1877 legalized 45 

proceedings of tax collector, 1878, legalized 343 

Bickford, C. W., claim allowed 582 

Billiard-tables, must be licensed 186, 342 

Birds, dogs, etc., exhibition of fighting, prohibited 13 

protection of, extended 155 

cruelty to, prohibited 166 

may be taken for scientific purjsoses 337 

live, not to be used for target-shooting 864 

Births, marriages, and deaths, fees for recording 457 

Bixby, P. P., portrait of 69 

Blake, S. L., claim allowed 79 

Blind children, appropriation to educate 64, 209, 373 

Boards of education in school-districts 29 

Board of equalization, appointment and duties 198, 369 

Board of health, state, established 480 

Bonds, registered, state treasurer may issue 15, 173 

official, of adjvitant-general 233 

of executors and trustees, when exempt 868, 470 

of deputies of county officers 466 

Boscawen, district seven police to have authority in Avard one, Concord 333 

Bounties on foxes and hawks 43, 384, 498 

on crows 490 

Bowers, S. L., claim allowed 217 

Bowling-alleys must be licensed 186, 342 

Bribes, penalty for receiving 20 

Bridgewater may elect representatives — when 59, 192, 507 

Bridge-guards to be erected by railroad companies 511 

Brigade organization 281 

Brigadier-general and staff 286 

Bristol, assessment of 1(S77 legalized 367 

Brookfield, may elect re])resentative — when 59, 192, 507 

Brown. C. T., claim allowed 218 

Brown, G. H., " 889 

Brown, L. B., " 390 



1881.] 



General Index. 659 



Buc'kminster, 1). W., chuiii allowed 'J\7 

Burglary and lari'cny, penalty ."S? 1 

Butter and elieese, provisions concerniMg sale of adulterated 476 

Cambridge classed lor re])resentative ■'>H, ,507 

Canney, A. W., claim allowed ;^90 

Campbell & Ilaiiscom, claim allowed ;5'.)2 

Campbell, H. F., claim allowed 211) 

Caribou, moose, and deer protected 4")-t 

Carr, N. G., claim allowed fiii^ 

Carroll county records, where kei)t o 

Five Cents Savings Bank, tax remitted 211, 37o 

financial doings of, to be investigated 883 

time for making report on affairs of, extended 498 

Carroll, classed fen- representatives 58, l'J2, oOo 

proceedings of selectmen legalized 343 

territory annexed to 151 

may elect representative — when 192 

Carter, Solon A., claims allowed 217, 385, 527 

Carter, H. B., " 223 

Caswell, W. A., " 221. 387, 532 

C-ate, David (>, land of, annexed to Dover 338 

Causes triable by referees may be tried by the court 474 

Cemeteries, relating to enlargement of 10 

relating to discontinuance of 14 

national, rights of state ceded to U. S 76 

Centennial celebration at Yorktown , 527 

exhibition, Philadelphia, closing up of 383 

Center Harbor, to elect representative — when 59, 192, 506 

Certificates of graduation. Normal School 34 

Challenges in cajjltal cases 8, 371 

Chaplain to the state jDrlson, salary of 03, 210, 388, 488 

Charters of corporations to pay tax 25, 165, 509 

Chandler's Purchase classed for representative 58 

Chatham to elect representative — when 59, 192, 506 

Chamberlain, John, claim allowed 374 

Check-lists — when to be used 187, 368, 485 

correction of 188, 368 

Cheshire county, times of holding probate courts 442 

Chesterfield, fish in Spolford's lake protected 55 

Cheney, F. W ., claim allowed 79, 222 

Cheese and butter, sale of adulterated, regulated 476 

Chicago Historical Society, 23ublications presented to 534 

Children, protection of 38, 335, 445 

under ten years, employment of 340 

under sixteen years, employment of 475 

employed in factories, relative to 464 

Church property, taxation of 363 

Cider, sale of, regulated 54 

sale of, prohibited 510 

Cities, prohibited from aiding corporations 51 

City marshals, penalty for receiving bribes 20 

ordinances, need not be published — when 55 

clerks to preserve copies of records of ward meetings 458 

neglecting to appoint fish-wardens, fine for 452 

Savings Bank, Manchester, tax abated 64, 212 

Civil cases, amendments in 332 

Claremont, tax abated 182 

ClarksvIUe classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

Clarke, John B., claims allowed 79, 222, 392, 532 

('laims of citizens vs. other states, collection of 357 

Classed towns for representative 58, 192, 506 

Clerks of county delegations, duties of 11 

of court, when to attend law term 150, 333 

may grant peddlers' license 164 



660 General Index. [1881. 

Clerks of court, to make annual report 174 

to report number and causes of divorces 447 

may appoint deputies — when 465 

may copy defaced records 451 

of legislature, to deposit journals — how 339 

at sale of non-resident land, no pay for 369 

militia, duties of .' 239, 249 

fees for serving warrants, etc 250 

Clifford, S. E., claim allowed 219 

Close season of hares, rabbits, and muskrats 455 

Coast survey, where signals may be set 162 

Cobb, John O., farm annexed to Bartlett 153 

Colby, J. W . , claim allowed 62 

Cole, Ann, claim allowed 526 

Collectors of taxes, penalty for refusal to give name to 42 

College of Agriculture, annual appropriation to 72 

Collins, Jacob, land annexed to Danville 10 

Commander-in-chief may order out reserved militia 227 

to organize militia 228 

to call out active force first 229 

to order enlistments — when 230 

to approve enlistment-books 229, 230 

may grant discharges — when 232 

may order companies disbanded 232 

to order annual encampments 242 

may order target practice 243 

may order courts-martial 252 

may appoint special judge-advocate 254 

may orfler courts of incpiiry 254 

to appoint connnission to examine officers 255 

Commissary-general, election of 233 

duties of 236 

salary of 247 

Commissioners to compile statutes 24, 56, 184, 208, 214 

to revise the militia laws 33, 219 

to recommend system of taxation 68, 78 

to inquire into Lake Company 68, 213, 389 

to build new state prison 46, 156, 391 

to examine into condition of insane paupers 530 

to inquire concerning destruction of forests 518 

fish, duties defined 44 

county, to make annual reports 174 

county, to etjualize appraisement — when 199 

of deeds, may be appointed in foreign countries 368 

Committee to revise fish and game laws 77 

centennial, to print reports 77 

Companies of militia, to be raised on petition 230 

number of men to, rank, etc 231 

assignment of 231 

to be disbanded — when 232 

commissioned and warrant officers of 237, 238 

duties of clerks of 239 

annual parade of 242 

commanders of, to pay companies 248 

by-laws of 256 

Concealed weapons, penalty for carrying 38 

Concord, ward one police to have authority in Boscawen 333 

Congressional districts, state divided into 500 

Constables, how punished for receiving bribes 20 

Constitutional amendments take effect — when 23 

Contingent expenses of governor provided for 61, 207, 373 

Contoocook river, relating to fishways 530 

Cooper, J. B., claim allowed 79 

Coos county, salaries of judge and register of probate 8 

protection of ])ickerel removed 36 

protection of trout 37 



1881.] 



General Index. 661 



Cotis county, tinu's of lioldin^ tcriiis of snprcinc court 8.34 

Copelaiul, N. A., claim allowed 221 

Corporations to pay tax on charters 2-0, l(i.'>, .")09 

towns and cities ioi'])i(l(len to <;rant subsidies to .Ol 

])rovidin<j; for niinoi-ity representation in '.\(\-') 

right to trial b}- jury o 1 2 

County delegations, relating to records of 11 

coniniissioners, election of o6 

duties of ;);!(;, :i(;!), 47'.), 4S1- 

tax, assessment of, provided for 1(51 

officers, to make annual reports 174 

elected in 1S7.S, tenure of office .')29 

])aupers, coiuities liable — when '.VAC) 

not chargeable as trustee for fees of jiu'ors .")71 

conventions, proceedings of 18(S1 legalized 4.>1: 

records, may be copied in certain cases 4.")1 

copies of, evidence in court in certain cases 4ol 

County taxes abated, Cutts's Grant 16 

Bean's Purchase 444 

city of Keene 468 

town of Pelham 479 

town of Windham 480 

town of Hudson 4S2 

town of Hampstead 4S.3 

town of Winchester 483 

town of Hart's Location 16 

town of AUenstown 31 

town of Franklin 1.59 

town of Milton 162 

town of Peterborough 172 

town of Rindge 179 

town of Newport 181 

town of Claremont 182 

town of Mason 185 

town of Albany 34,5 

town of Lisbon 189 

town of Lebanon 190 

town of Gorham 378 

Council of law reporting .53 

Courts, clerks of, when to attend law term 1,50, 333 

to make annual report 174 

may grant licenses to peddlers 164 

probate, times of holding in Hillsborough county .355 

salary of judge of, " " 356 

in Coos county 8 

in Belknap county 186 

in INIerrimack coimty 489 

in Strafford county 494 

Courts-martial 247, 252, 253, 254, 255, 504 

Courts of inquiry, militia 254 

Cowpens monument, appropriation for 525 

Crawford's Grant classed for representative 58, 507 

Purchase, " " 58 

Crawford, F. S. , claim allowed 533 

Creighton, James B. , portrait of 69 

Crowley, T. B., claim allowed 217 

address for removal of 224 

Crows, bounty for killing 490 

Croydon, senatorial district changed 191 

Cruelty to children 335, 445 

animals, punishment for 446 

Cimimings, W. H. , claims allowed 65, 218 

C. E., " " 78, 221, "387 

Cumulative voting in corporations 365 

Current expenses of state prison provided for 462 

Cutter, Raljjli Cross, thanks for portrait of Gov. Belcher 382 



662 General Index. [1881. 

Cntts's Grant, tax abated 16 

classed for representative 58 

Damages happening in the use of highways 168 

in laying out or altering highways . 869 

from use of land for military encampments 2-13 

Danbury, territory annexed to 165 

Danforth, C. C. , claim allowed 218 

Danville, territory annexed to 10 

to elect representative — when 50, 192, 505 

town-meeting legalized 343 

Dartmouth College Grant classed for representative 58 

Deaf mutes, appropriation for educating 61, 209, 373 

Deaths, births, and marriages, fees for recording 457 

Deer, killing, in Coos county regulated 198 

moose, and caribou protected 454 

Decoration dav a legal holiday 20 

Democratic Publishing Company, claims allowed 390. 392 

Dennett, A. F., claim allowed 532 

Department of justice, U. S., to have publications 69 

Deputies may be appointed by county clerks and registers 465 

of county officers to give bonds 466 

Dickev, George A., claims allowed 387, 532 

Diedrich, C. W., " " 79,222 

Dinsmore, D. S., " " 217 

Dinsmoor, "William, thanks for portrait 382 

Disability to perform military duty, evidence of 245, 246 

Discharge of enlisted men 231 , 232 

dishonorable, of officers and privates 251 

Divorces, number and causes of, to be reported 447 

libels for, attachments may be made 370 

Dix Grant classed for rejjresentative 58 

Dixville " " 58 

appropriations for roads in ()7, 221, 380, 524 

Dodge, James E. , claims allowed 220, 533 

Dogs, birds, etc., exhibitions of fighting, prohibited 13 

selectmen may make by-laws restraining 149 

Domestic animals, diseased, exposure of 344 

Doomage for not returning inventories 1 94, 361 

Dover, probate courts to be held at — when 163 

town line changed 338 

Draft of reserved militia, may be ordered — when 227 

Druggists must be registered 57 

Drury college, state geology to be sent to 534 

Dummer classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

appropriation to repair roads in 210 

Dunklee, N. A. , claim allowed 532 

Durgin, W. M., claim allowed 223 

Duston monument, appropriation for painting fence 516 

East Kingston to elect representative — when 59 

classed for representative 192, 507 

claim of, to be audited by governor and council 218 

Eastman, E.G., claim allowed 533 

Easton, apportionment of state tax 7 

taxes of 1878 legalized 156 

classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

Editor of state papers to be appointed 521 

Election of town officers, time changed 56 

of state and comity officers, time fixed 161 

Electric lights, lines of, may be established 472 

Elliot Bridge Company, time for payment of tax on charter 214 

Ellsworth classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

Emmons, C. G., claim allowed 220, 533 



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General Index. 663 



P^ncainpiiK'iit of militia, annual 242 

authority ol' ofRcers coinuiaiidin^i 243 

Engrossing .'lerk, allowance to . ". 78, 222, 388. 539 

Eniistnu-nt-books, hlaiik, to bo furnished by a(]jutant-}j;eneral 229, 230 

copy to be sent to adjutant-general 220, 230 

Enlistments in active force, term, etc 22'J, 230, 231 

Enrolling ()lH<-ers, duties of 220, 228 

Ein-ollnicnt lists, when made, record of, etc 226 

E(juity suits, attachuuiuts in 370 

Efiualization, board of, appointment and duties 198 

Errol, appropriations for repair of roads C).'>, 210, 380, 524, 525 

Estates of deceased luisbands, widows' share in 28 

])ersons, speedy settlement of 448 

Examination of militia officers 255 

Excuses for non-appearance at encampment 245 

Exempts from military duty 226, 227 

Executors of a will, exempt from giving bonds — when 363 

Exhibitions of fighting l)irds and animals proiiibited 13 

Expense, annual, of militia limited 255 

Ex])ress companies, to pay revenue , 180 

repealed 445 

taxes refunded to 518 

False pretence, fraud Iiy, penalty 351 

Earr, John, claim allowed 389 

Faulkner, F. A. , claim of heirs alloAvcd 390 

Feeble-minded childi-en, education of 64, 2')9, 373 

support of 32 

Fees of justices of the peace in certain cases 151 

officers, witnesses, etc., at courts-martial 254 

for charters — when payable 509 

recording births, marriages, and deaths 457 

Fellows. W. B., claim allowed . .". 532 

Fences between lands separated by water 459 

Fertilizers, sale of commercial, licensed 353 

Fines, militia 22S, 244, 245, 249, 250 

Fish commissioners and wardens, duties of 44 

appropriations to 71, 213 

may close waters stocked 452 

Fish wardens, penalty for neglecting to apj)oint 452 

and game laws, committee to revise 77 

penalty for trespass for the purpose of taking 34 

in Coos county protected 36, 37 

in Spolforcrs lake protected 55 

private ponds defined 158 

relative to taking striped bass and smelts 341 

trout and salmon protected 358 

may be taken from private waters by owners 487 

Fishing in Larkiu's pond, Hooksett, prohibited 12 

within their limits may be prohibited by cities and towns 461 

Fishways in dams on Contoocook river. 530 

Winnipiseogee river 487 

Fire-districts may sprinkle streets 370 

Forests, concerning the destruction of 518 

Fountain in state-house yard to be moved .'578 

Fowls, live, not to be used for target-shooting 364 

Foxes, bounty on 43 

repealed 334 

Franconia classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

Notch road, appropriation for 522 

Franklin, state and county tax abated 159 

Fraud by false pretence, penalty 351 

Freight on railroads, tai-iff regulated 366 

unclaimed, — how disposed of 491 

Fremont classed for representative 59, 192, 505 



66^ General Index. [1881. 

Gamblers defined 460 

Gambling imjilements may be taken by officer 460 

condemned and sold 460 

Gardiner, W. H., claims allowed 79, 221, 387 

Garfield, James A., president, invited to visit N. H 513 

Gas-light companies, privileges of 40 

General Laws, commissionei-s to compile 24, 56, 184, 208, 214 

printing and distribution of 184 

not to be j^rinted in newspapers 220 

precedence of, declared 372 

amended, chap. 84, sec. 10 330 

179, " 16 331 

212, " 3 333 

83 336 

177 .337 

96, sec. 1 340 

179 341 

275, sec. 1 351 

122 353 

202 354 

191 355 

93 .360 

232 362 

37 364 

80, sec. 1 and 4 368 

30, " 10 368 

55, " 1 368 

58, " 14 369 

69, •' 10 and 11 369 

40, " 12 332 

115, " 4 3.34 

118, " 9 337 

4, " 10 339 

110, " 5 and 6 342 

289, " 5 344 

119 352 

72, sec. 7 355 

210, " 3 357 

179. " 4 358 

89, " 13 365 

4, " 8 368 

17, " 10 368 

35, " 2 368 

53, " 6 368 

59, " 16 369 

61, " G and 8 369 

64, " 1 369 

69, " 11 369 

87, " 10 370 

111, " 9 370 

122, " 30 370 

139, " 13 370 

183, " 12 370 

220, " 9 370 

191, " 7 442 

170.. 444 

120 448 

176 452 

179, sec. 5 453 

178 454 

44, sec. 10 458 

272 460 

29 465 

76 468 

62 470 



1881.] General lN.pEX. 665 

General Laws, amended, cliaj). 01 17 ") 

171) ts<; 

44 4S7 

115 4!)() 

111 4!l(i 

!(;«) .")(iii 

109, sec. 17 ."'Ill 

«7, ^' 5 :;(;i» 

107, " 4 :;70 

119, " 1 ;i7(i 

122, " ;•)! and ;!2 :'.7i) 

1()(), " s ;)7o 

209, " 7 ;!70 

2G1, " 9 :)71 

252, " » 4l;5 

281 44(; 

4;5, see. S 44!l 

192, " 4 and 5 451 

90, " 2 :... 45;; 

40, " 12 45(; 

198, " S 45,S 

176, " 9 4(;i 

289, " 12 KiO 

27, " 12 407 

'.v.), " ;; 4S5 

37, " 4 4S5 

62, " ] 488 

166, " « 495 

72, " 6 and 24 495 

35 505 

13 509 

repealed, sec. 5, chap. 115 493 

sees. 7, 8, 9, and 10, chap. 56 369 

10. 11, and 12, chap. 60 498 

10 and 13, chap. 98 505 

Geology of N. H. , to be presented to town libraries 519 

other institutions 534 

distribntion and sale of 179 

Geologist, state, office abolished 39 

Gilmanton, taxes assessed 1877 and 1878 legalized 450 

Gilsnni, election of i-epresentative 59, 192, 505 

Gorhani, state and county tax abated 378 

Gosport annexed to Rye 27 

Goshen, election of representative 59, 506 

Government of militia 228, 243, 255 

Governor, contingent expenses provided for 61, 207, 373 

to be ti'ustee of normal school 364 

message of, number to be printed 368 

authorized to present publications to Minnesota 515 

to appoint commission to inquire concerning destruction of forests . . 518 

and council to audit certain bills 373 

to distribute geological works 519 

to appoint an editor of state papers 521 

to audit the claim of H. Mclntire 529 

to appoint forest commissioners 530 

to have prepared plans for librai'y extension 533 

to ai)point Avatchman for state-house 535 

and staff to attend Yorktown centennial 527 

Grafton county, relating to probate courts 7, 463 

doings of legislative convention legalized 454 

time of holding supreme court 463 

processes returnable to supreme court — when 499 

Gray squirrels protected 454 

Great bay, protection of oysters 44, 157 

Greeley, Arthur, allowance to 533 

15 



66o . Geneeal Index. [1881. 

Greenfield, election of representative 59, 192, 505 

Green's Grant, divided for taxation 26 

provision for repairing roads 27 

classed for representative 58 

Groton classed for representative 59, 192, 507 

GrifHn, S. G. , claim allowed 65 

Gun-houses and armories 2-41 



Hammond & Aj-ers, claim allowed 386 

I. W., allowance to 218, 385, 392, 533 

Hampstead, land severed from 10 

state and county tax abated 483 

Hampton, assessment of 1881 legalized 450 

Hardy, A. C., allowance to 387 

Hares, rabbits, and muskrats, close season of 455 

Harrington, C. E., allowance to 532 

Hart's Location, state and county tax reduced 16 

election of representative 58, 192 

territory severed from 153 

proceedings of town-meeting legalized 478 

Haverhill, town-meeting legalized 343 

Hawkers, penalty for selling without license 164 

Hawks, bounty on 43 

repealed 493 

Hayes, Joseph, claim allowed 217 

Lyman S., " 387, 532 

Haynes, M. A., claim allowed 390 

Health officers to remove matter liable to putrefaction 370 

board of, appointment and duties 480 

Hearings before town officers, relating to 449 

Hebron, election of representative . .59, 192, 507 

High school may be established — how 453 

Higlnvay districts, limits of, &c., when fixed 495 

surveyors, appointment and duties of 9 

penalty for neglect of 496 

to account to selectmen 495 

to give bond 496 

taxes not paid or worked — how collected 495 

use of, for telegraphs, telephones, &c 474 

tax, a portion may be worked bj^ animals 355 

Highways, damages hai)])ening in their use 168 

in Laying out 369 

penalty for diverting water to injury of 468 

Hill, W. W., allowance to 78, 222 

Hillsborough county, times of holding probate courts 355 

salary of judge of probate 356 

terms of supreme court 357 

Holiday, the thirtieth day of May 20 

Holmes, L. W. , allowance to 532, 533 

Homestead rights, relating to set-off 6 

right of married women to release 18 

husband in 160 

exemptions 160, 3;)8 

Home, CM., allowance to 532 

Horses for militia, by whom furnished 240 

diseased, ex])osure of 344 

Hooksett, catching fisli in Larkiu's pond ])rohibited 12 

Hotel keepers, penalty for defrauding 4()9 

ILdibard, John, claim allowed 212 

Geo. H., " 222 

Hudson, state and county tax abated 482 

Hughes library, to have geological work 534 

Hull, Samuel JL, claim allowed 387 

Husband, ri<>ht in estate of deceased wife 354 



1881.] General Index. ' 667 

Ice, ])eiialty for maliciously injuring; lo9 

Idiotic cliildivn, town or county may support ^-^ 

Incidental expenses of stale i)n)vided for •'>'i'-'> 

Indexi's of deeds recorded to l)e co])ie(l l)y registers I'i7 

Tnde])endent companies may be attached to militia -'.t^ 

Industrial scliool, nanu- of reform school changed to Mil 

Inlieritances, taxation of .■•••; -"^ 

Insjjcctinj; and musterin<;; oflii'cr, a|)i)ointinent ami duties of 8:5 

Inspector-general, aj)pointinent and duties of 2:51), 2'.'ti), 246 

Inspectors of steamboats, appointment and duties of ;")()H 

Insurance, contracts regulated •>'■>') 

connnissioner, number of reports to be j)rinted 41 

Inventory, annual, of polls and estates 1 !>4, .'ill 1 , ;!(;!) 

blanks to be furnished by state '')()!) 

Invoice-books to be fui-nished by state 'MS 

Jackson classeil for representative 5S, 1!)2, oOJ 

Andrew, allowance in 385 

Jallrey, relative to literar}' fund 66 

Jails, prisoners in, may be set to labf)r .')5 

Jailers to make annual reports 174 

Jell'erson, assessment of taxes of, for 1S,S() and ISSl legalized 455 

Jenkins, Lewis, claims allowed 78, 222 

Frank S., " 222, 387 

Jenness, Hon. Richard, portrait j^i'esented to state 09 

Jewell, E. P., claim allowed 79 

Jones, E. F., allowance to 533 

Jordan, C. B., claim allowed 79 

Journals, legislative, clerks to deposit in secretary''s office 339 

number to be printed 368 

Judge-advocate, pay of 247 

oath to be taken by 252 

duties of ... 254 

general, appointment and duties of 233, 236 

Judge of probate, fees of 167 

Belknap county, salary of 186 

Cobs " " , 8 

Hillsborough countv, salarv of. ... 356 

Merrimack " ' "" 489 

Strafford " " 494 

may appoint guardian for neglected children 335 

Junk dealers not to purchase of minors 448 

Jurors, petit, may not serve — when 155 

pay not liable to be trusteed 371 

Jurisdiction of police courts enlarged 443 

Justices of the supreme court, number increased 19 

may not sit — when 372 

may make orders in probate appeal in vacation 448 

not to be officers in railroad companies 474 

salaries of, increased 474 

to receive no other compensation 474 

of the peace, fees in certain cases 151 

Keene, doings of assessors and collector legalized ;)62 

state and county tax abated 468 

Kelley, W. M., claim allowed 66 

Kellom, F. P. , allowance to 531 

Keneson, R. S., " 390 

Lacoma may exempt property of N. H. Veterans' Association from taxation 449 

Lager beer, penalty for selling, local option 157 

sale of, prohibited 510 

Landaff and Easton, apportionment of state tax 7 

classed for representative iiS, 192, 507 



668 General Index. [1881. 

Lane, C. T. , claim allowed 532 

Langdon to elect representative — when 51', 192, 507 

Larkin's pond, catching fish i)i, prohibited 12 

• Larceny, penalty for breaking, entering, and stealing 371 

Laws, General, acts to revise and compile. 24, 56, 18-4, 208, 214 

to be pnblished in newspa})ers 220, 368 

snpersedence of 372 

Session, nundjer to be printed 368 

1878 and 1879, status of 372 

Law terms, supreme court may be held in senate chamber 209 

Lebanon, state and county tax abated 190 

Lee, proceedmgs of selectmen legalized 343 

Legacies to be taxed 201, 369 

Lessees of buildings to provide suitable privies 496 

j)enalty f<n' neglect 497 

Libraries, public, penalty for injuring j)roperty of 12 

Librai'v, state, appropriations to 62, 208, 377 

Liens, lumbermen, merchants, etc. 169, 370 

on i-eal estate for taxes extended 496 

Lightning-rods, dealers in, must be licensed 179, 352 

License may be granted for sale of lightning-rods 179, 352 

to ])eddlers and hawkers 164. 370 

to billiard-tables, etc 186, 342 

for sale of trees, shrubs, and patent rights 359 

for sale of fertilizers 353 

Lincoln classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

appropriation to repair roads in 76, 216, 379, 522 

Lisbon, state and county tax abated 189 

Litchfield to elect representative — when 59, 192, 507 

Literary fund, one fifth may be expended for apparatus 365 

Livermore classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

Livingston, Jonas, claim allowed 70 

^oans by savings banks regulated 444 

Lobsters protected 331, .341 , 486 

Logs, relative to drawing of, on highways 59 

taxation of 178 

Londonderry, proceedings of town-meeting legalized 330 

Low and Burbank's Grant classed for rejjresentative 58 

Lumber, taxation of 178 

Lund)ermen, liens of 169, 370 

Madbury to elect representative — when 59, 192, 507 

INIanufactories, relative to employing minors 340 

jNLaps of N. H. may be purchased for schools 168 

Marriages, connnissicjus to clergymen out of state 41 

births, and deaths, fees for recording 457 

Married women, rights of, defined 18, 370 

Martin's Location, appro])riation for repairing roads 27 

classed for representative. 58, 507 

Mason, state and count v tax abated 185 

W. H. IL, claim allowed 217 

Mayor and alderuien may collect taxes by suits at law 455 

Mcrnti7'e, Horatio, claim to be audited 529 

Mechanics' Savings Bank, tax abated 382 

]\Iel()on, J. A., claim allowed 3!»2 

Merrill, .fames, claiui allowed 533 

Merrimack county, salaries of judge and register of prol)ate 489 

]\Iiddleton, to elect representative — when 59, 507 

Militia laws, connnittee to revise 33 

not to l)e published in newspaper 220 

government and ])ay of 228, 243, 255 

annual expense of, linn'ted 255 

who may enlist in 340 

Milk, transportation of, on railroads regulated 491 

MillikiMi, W. & C R., lands exempt from tax, proviso 27 



1881.] GioNKiiAL Inokx. 6G9 

MillsficM classed lor reprcscnfalive ••''>^. {>f''' 

ajiju'iipriatioiis I'or repair of roads liSO, ;,2\ 

IMiltoii, state and county tax abated 1<>-' 

Miniinnni lines or terms stricken out J'''_' 

Minnesota, states pnldieations j)ri'sent(ul to '>!•' 

Minors, not to he admitted to drinkin;;; saloons •">>( 

not to be emj)Io_ved in public exhibitions •>'•' 

employment ol', in factories •> "• 

amendment to law taxini^- lej^acies . •">'">!' 

may not enlist in militia — when -•>" 

Minority rejn'esentation in corporations •>*•■'• 

Moderator at town-meetin;j;s to seal up ballots •u'J 

check-list to be used in election of -tSo 

Monroe to elect. re})resentative — when ;")!•, H*^, •'••7 

Mo(nv, O. C, claims allowed 218, :m 

Moosilauke Tunnel Stream road, a])propriation for -^34 

Moose, deer, and caribou protected 4.)4 

Morrill & Silsl)y, claims allowed 7!), 2 IS, :;!rj 

Muskrats, hares, and rabbits, close season of ^■>-> 

Muster-rolls of war regiments to be preserved 4()7 

Names changed 79, 224, ;]!i2, 5S9 

of reserved militia 22G 

of active " 229 

Nash ct Sawyer's Location classed for representative o8 

part of, annexed to Carroll l-")! 

National prohibitory law liivored 72 

cemeteries, rights in, ceded to United States 7() 

ati'airs, resolutions concerning. . . .^ •'»■)•') 

Natural scenery, penalty for defacing l'»4 

Nelson classed for representative 192, ;>( )7 

N. C, claim allowed 222 

Newcastle, state and county tax abated '345 

Newington to elect I'epresentative — when ''>9, 192, o()7 

N. H. Historical Society, appropriation to 7o 

N. 11. Society for the Prevention of ("ruelty to Animals, privileges and 

])owers of 44G 

N. H. Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Children, may be appointed guar- 
dian — when ')'•]•') 

N. H. National Guard, who may enlist in 340 

appropriation to '^17 

part of, to attend Yorktown centennial . — 527 

])rovisIons concerning oOl 

N. H. Veterans' Association, appropriation to ol7 

property of, exempt from taxation 449 

N. H. Patriot, claim allowed " 222 

Newport, state and county tax abated » 181 

Newspapers to publish session laws 220 

Nominations of militia officers — how made 230 

Non-resident trustee, how summoned 486 

Normal School, certificates of graduation from 34 

appropriations to 50, 158, oGO, 520 

number of trustees reduced 300 

expenses of trustees provided for 388 

Notes, etc., copies may be filed — when 3()2 

Notices, probate, relating to publication of 26 

in newspajier of sale of land for resident taxes not re(piircd 369 

in probate cases to be given — wlien 451 

of meetings for nominations of militia olfieers 230 

Noyes,' Russell T., claim allowed 389 

Nuisance, relating to matter liable to become putrid 370 

Nutter, John P., claim allowed 217 

Nye, J. Henry, " " 532 

Oath of members of court-martial, etc 252 

court of inquiry 255 



670 General Index. [1881. 

Oath of witnesses 25.S 

Officers, militia, to furnish their own swords 228 

nieetinos for nominations of 230 

relating to 237,238, 240 

arrest and trial of 2.52 

dishonorable discharge of 2ol 

Old junk, i)enalty for purchasing of minor child 448 

recortls, care and presei'vation of 374 

Oleomargarine, sale of, regulated 474 

Opinion of supreme court on exem])tion of manufacturing property from taxa- 
tion • 423 

Order of notice in probate courts — when given , 451 

Orange to elect representative — when .");), 11»2, .507 

Ordinances, pnblication of city, revised 55 

Ordnance and stores to be issned — when 241 

Ordway, N. G., claim allowed 218 

Ossipee, appropriation in favor of representatives 531 

Oysters protected in Great bay 44, 157 

Pai'ades, annual, of militia 242 

Parker, H. W., claim allowed 385 

C. H., " '• 390 

Carmi M. , claim allowed 3D2 

Parks, public, relating to enlargement of 10 

continuance of 14 

Park, Geo. M. , claim allowed 79 

Parsons, I. W., " " 65 

Partnerships may be renewed — when 337 

Patent rights, sale of, regulated 359 

Panl, Henry, land of, annexed to Dover 338 

Paupers, counties liable for support of — when 336 

insane, connnission to examine condition of 530 

Pay-rolls, militia, when and by whom made 247, 248 

Pekrson, C. C, & Co., claims allowed 79, 222, 532 

Peddlers, penalty for selling without license 164, 370 

Pelham, state and county tax abated 479 

Perkins, (George A., allowance to 221, 387, 532 

Pender, ,Tolm, claim allowed 74 

People's Hand Book, provided for governor and council 60 

Personal injuries resulting in death, damages 353 

Peterborough, state and county tax abated 172 

Petit jurors may not serve — when 155 

Petroleum, who may not be inspector of 370 

relating to purity of 370 

Physician, county, to make annual rejiort 174 

Pickerel, protection of, in Coos county removed 36 

Pigeon-shooting, target, suppressed 364 

Pinkham's Grant classed for i-epi-esentative 58 

Pinkham Notch road, appropriation for repair 529 

Pittsburg classed for representative t'))^, 192, 507 

proceedings of selectmen legalized 343 

Platts, S. F., claim allowed 74 

Police courts, suits before, returnable — where 18 

jurisdiction of, enlarged 443 

justices of, may impose a fine in case of cruelty to aninuils. . . . 446 

justices, fees in criminal cases 1.51 

actions in suits Ijefore — where returnal)h' 154 

officers, relal ing to ch)sing saloons 22 

of portions oi' Concord and lioscaweu 333 

appointment of, in unorganized places 484 

Portraits presented to state, thanks for (>!), ;)82 

Portsmouth Trust and (iuarautce Comi)any, state tax abated 528 

Postage and other incidental exjx'nses, l)y whom paid 248 

I'owder, allowance for 241 

I'ound, towns may discontinue 30 



1881.] 



General Index. . 671 



President of the United States, lK)S])italitics cxt(!iided to GO 

invited to visit the state ")i;5 

assassination of ;') 1 1 

Presoott, 15. F., chiini allowed 7!l 

Prisonei's in county jails may be set to labor 'M'> 

dis])osition of earninf;s 'M') 

in state ])rison may write to governor. . ;>l* ! 

Prisoners' Aid >Soci(^ty, allowance to (i.'!, 'M-'), o'JO 

I'rivate fish-ponds delini'd 1 ")H 

Pi'obate courts not to be held on lioli(hiys ID;) 

to be held at Dover — when 1 'i;{ 

may Ix^ held at other than regular days 1 (i7 

act to defray expenses of '2( • I 

Hillsboroui!;li county, times of holding •'>■'>■'> 

C'heshii'c county, times of holding 4 12 

CJrafton county, times ol' liolding 4()."5 

Straiford county, times of holding 4'.' 1 

appeal, orders may be made in vacation 44.S 

notices, publication oi' 26 

Pro])ei'ty, receipted, attached, demand for, how made '.'A'2 

taken into town between April and Septendier liable to be taxed 447 

of N. H. Vetei'ans' Association exempt from taxation 447 

Provincial Pai)ers to be sent to Chicago Historical Society 584 

Public health, protection of 370 

libraries, penalty for injuring propei-ty of 12 

parks, relating to 10, 14 

printer, compensation of 176 

Punishments, miniimun clause stricken out 16(5 

for non-appearance of enlisted or drai'ted men 227 

for stealing or selling arms, ecjuipments, etc 241, 242 

Quartermaster-general, appointment, etc 283 

duties of 236 

Quint, A. W . , claim allowed 78 



Rabbits, hares, and muskrats, close season of 455 

Railroads, to pay tax on charters 25, 165 

relative to taking gravel, etc 172 

taxation of 196 

freight tariiF regulated 366 

taxes, distribution of, by state treasurer 520 

exemption of, from taxation 488 

rate of taxation of 470 

to erect and maintain bridge-guards 511 

tax to be paid in October 471 

commissioners, election of 56 

to revise rates for transporting milk 492 

Rand, D. H., claims allowed '. 79, 222, 387 

Randolph, classed for representative 58, 192, 507 

appropriations for roads in 67, 215, 380, 523, 529 

assessment of taxes for 1881 legalized 452 

Record of ward-meetings, copies to be sent to city-clerks 451 

Referees, supreme court may refer causes to K! 

rules of practice before 17 

causes triable by, may be tried by the court 474 

and masters, compensation of 499 

Reform school, rates for board fixed 21 

appropriations to 70, 3X1 

name changed to Industrial School 461 

Reform movement approved 75 

Regimental, field, and staff officers 236 

Registration of druggists and a})othecaries 57 

Register of probate, Belknap county, salary of, increased 186 

Coos county, salary of, increased 466 



(372 General Index. [1881. 

Register of probate, Merrimack county, salary of, increased 48 

Stratford county, salary of, increased 49^^ 

may ayjpoint deputy — when 46'^ 

may copy records for pi'eservation 45^ 

Register of deeds may copy records for preservation 45l 

may appoint deputy — when 46'^ 

to copy indexes 46 * 

Relief map, approjn-iation for 6l 

Religious worship in penal and reformatory institutions 462 

Rent of armories and gun-houses 241 

Reports of bank and insurance commissioners, number of 41 

to legislature, number to be printed 368 

of ctmtennial conunittee to be printed 77 

annual, of county officers 174 

of connnission to revise statutes, distribution of 208 

of supreme court, publication of. 4S 

Representatives, towns classed, etc 58, 191, oOo 

apportioned to towns 58, 191, 505 

roll of, by whom made 193 

certificates of election of 368 

Republican Press Association, claims allowed 79, 216, 222, 390, 392, 532 

Respondent in bastardy may be discharged from prison — when 330 

Reserved militia, relating to 226, 227 

Returns of enrolled men, etc 238, 239 

Revenues, state, increased by taxing charters 2ij, 165 

Review, right of, abrogated 190 

Rindge, state and county tax abated 179 

Roberts, H. R., claim allowed 70 

Rolfe, Fred ¥.. " " 222, 3.S7 

HenryP.," " 390 

Rollinsford, town line changed 338 

Roxbury, election of representative 59, 192, ;)05 

Roster of militia officers 238 

Rye, Gosport annexed to 27, 364 

taxes of 1877 legalized 1 67 

Salaries of judges and registers of probate 186, 466, 489, 494 

justices of the supreme court 474 

adjutant and connnissary-general 24" 

Salary of chaplain of state prison 63, 210, 388, 488 

su])erintendent of ^wblic instruction 4.S9 

adjutant-general •>44 

Salmon protected .". _. 359 

Saloons, police to make regulations for closing 22 

Sanborn, Peter, appropriation in favor of 526 

B. W., & Co., appropriation in favor of 216 

Sanders, Calvin '_' " .220, 387 

Sandown, election of representative 59, 192, 507 

Sai'gent, J. E., claim allowed 223, 387 

Sargent's Purchase, classed for representative 58 

Savings banks, relating to taxes paid U. S 17 

closing up of insolvent 331 

regulating loans of 444 

management and examination of 510 

investment of deposits 444 

treasurers of, not to do private banking 508 

Savings Bank, ]Mechanics\ tax abated 382 

City, Manchester, tax abated 64, 212 

Carroll County Five Cents, tax abated 211, 375 

Ashuelot, tax abated 515 

Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company 528 

Sawyer, Geo. Y., claim allowed 70 

School-districts, relating to division or union of 13 

may elect board of education 29 

time of annual meeting 30 



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General Index. 673 



School-districts, notices of licariiio's ir)2 

iiu'ctiiii;s, women may vote in 17(1 

children may be conveyed to school is;; 

children may be sent to othei- districts l.s;> 

women may hold oiiicc; in ;;70 

relative to warrants for meetiiins :\72 

may establish liij^h schools -1');; 

connniltees may ])urchase majjs oCN. II KIS 

meelinns, oaths, l)y whom administei'cd ,"»(>',) 

(lualilication of voters .'JTO 

teachers, examination of. In certain cases ;;7-2 

relating- to literary fnnd ' ;;(;.") 

of" instruction for olliccrs of militia 2H 

Scott, -lolm F., claim allowed ."),•;;; 

Secretary of state to fnrnish l)uoks for connty delectations 11 

when to enroll ])rivate. acts 2.'} 

to keep record of bonds U) 

to furnish laws, etc., to department of justice (V.) 

to prepare blank inviuitories 11)4 

to lay returns l)efo)-e l)oard of (Mjualization 1!)!) 

to furnish blank inventories to sehu'tnien ;'>()S, :]{','.) 

to (listribute General ].iaws 1,S4 

examination of ballots 441 

to publish returns of divorces 44.S 

Second), D. F., claim allowed 212 

Selectmen may make by-laws restraining doo-s 149 

to furnish blank inventories to tax-payers l!)o 

to return inventories to secretary of state 11)!), oGl) 

to seal up ballots used at elections ;)72 

substitution when disqualified from sitting at hearing 449 

may cause taxes to be collected by suits at law 400 

may make appointments to fill vacancies 456 

to hold sessions for receiving accounts of surveyors 496 

vacancy in otlice of, liow fdled 497 

Senatorial districts reorganized o2, 191 

Sharon, election of representative o9, 192, 507 

Shelburne, " _ " 59, 192^ 507 

Shepard, A. F., claim allowed 79 

Sheriffs, how punished for receiving bribes 20 

to make annual rejjorts 174 

Ship-building, act to encourage 442 

Shooting-matches with live target prohibited 364 

Shrubs, seller of, to be licensed — when 359 

Signals, coast survey, may be set — where 162 

Silsby, G. H. H., & Son, claim allowed 533 

Sinclair, F. B. and C. H., claims allowed 79, 222, 387, 532 

Sinking fund not to be misapplied 494 

Skillings, O. F., farm annexed to Bartlett 153 

Smelts, relative to taking of 34I 

Smithsonian Institute, state geology to be sent to the 5:54 

Soldiers and sailors not disfranchised — when 465 

Solicitors, county, to make annual repoi't 174 

South Hampton, election of representative 59, 192, 507 

Spalding, (4eo. B., allowance to 222 

Spaulding, Charles, " 533 

S])ecial administrators, appointment and duties of 51 

town-meeting, raising of money at, regulated 485 

Spears and trawls — when forfeited 486 

Spirituous licjuors — what constitutes evidence of sale 45 

Spolford's lake, fish in, protected 55 

Squamscot river, defiling its water prohibited 9 

Staffs of commander-in-chief 233 

regimental 236 

Stark, election of representative 59^ ,',QQ 

State arsenal, Concord, appropriation for building 386 

Portsmouth, approjjriation for repair 376, 535 



674 General Index. [1881. 

State Board of Health established 4S0 

debt, part of, to be funded 173 

bonds, registration of 15 

geologist, office abolished 39 

house, appropriation for heating apparatus 378 

repairs 74, 211, 519 

library, appropriations to (ri, 208, 377, 513 

governor to have plans for enlarging 533 

librarian to distribute certain publications 534 

printing, compensation for 17G 

papers, editor of, to be appointed 521 

Normal School, appropriations to 51), 158, 3()0, 520 

certificate of graduation of 34 

number of trustees reduced 3G0 

expenses of trustees provided for 388 

Reform School, rate fixed for board at 21 

appropriations to 7G, 381 

prison, act providing for erection of 40 

enlargement of loG, 391 

old, to be sold bv auction 48 

salary of chaplain of (;3, 210, 388, 488 

allowances to library of G3, 207, 377, 512 

prisoners may send letters to governor 391 

additional boiler provided for 512 

deficiency of income provided for 462 

publications presented to state of Minnesota 515 

and county officers, election of 161 

tax provided for 22, 189, 343, 477 

assessment to be uniform IGl 

apportionment of 345 

treasurer authorized to issue registered bonds 15 

prison bonds 48 

hire money temporarily 22, 173, 3<S1 

distribution of railroad taxes 520 

Statutes, commissioners to compile 24, 5G, 184, 208, 214 

Steamboats, inspector of, to be appointed 508 

Steele, Thos. M. , land annexed to Dover 338 

Stevens & Duncklee, claim allowed 386 

Stewartstown, proceedings of town-meeting legalized 362 

Stokes, J. K., claim allowed 79, 221, 222, 387, 532 

Strafford county, terms of probate court in 494 

Sullivan, election of representative 59, 192, 507 

Success, " " 58 

Sugar, beet, bounty on 341 

Superintendents of county farms to make reports 174 

Superintendent of public instruction, duties of 3G0, 489 

Supervisors of check-lists, election of . .' 187 

Sujjreme court, number of justices increased 19 

publication of decisions of 43 

duties relative to injuries on highways 168 

opinions of 191 

law terms to be held in senate chamber 209 

terms of, in Coos county 334, 463 

in Grafton county 4G3 

at Amherst abolished 357 

trial terms in Hillsborough county 357 

may order sale of attached ])roi)erly 371 

may release attachments — when 371 

justices may not sit — when 372 

may make orders in probate appeal- — when 448 

not to hold office in railroad corpoi-ations 474 

salaries of, increased 474 

Surgeon-general, apj)ointment and duties of 2:53 

SuiTy, election of rejjrcsentativc 59, 507 

Surveyors of highways to account to selectmen ... 495 

to give bond 496 



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General Index. 676 



Taxation, ooininissioiiors to rocoinniciHl system of OS, 78 

of" reclaimed lands 17o 

of limiher and logs 1 78 

of telegraph lines 1S2, 471 

of railroads I'.Xi, -470 

of inhei-itances 201 

of ehureli ])roj)ertv ',](')o 

of sea-going vessels 'M')H 

materials nsed for sliip-lmiiding exempt 442 

of express companies IKO 

repealed 44/) 

property of N. H. Veterans' Association exempt 44'J 

of pro])erty moved into towns ])etween April and September 447 

of ])r()pei-ty not lying in any town, repealed 498 

Taxes, state and connty, of towns, abated. Hart's Location 1(1 

(Jutts's Grant 10 

AUenstown .'}1 

Franklin 1 Ay 

Milton 1(;2 

Peterborough 172 

Rindge 179 

Newport 181 

Claremont 182 

Mason 185 

Albany ;545 

Lisbon 189 

Lebanon 190 

Newcastle 345 

Gorham 378 

Bean's Purchase 444 

Keene 468 

Harapstead 483 

Hudson 482 

Pelham 479 

AVindham 480 

Winchester 483 

abated, Carroll Connty Five Cents Savings Bank 211, 375 

City Savings Bank, Manchester 64, 212 

Portsmouth Trust and Guarantee Company 528 

paid by savings banks to U. S., chargeable to whom 17 

equalization of 42 

refusal to give name to collector of, penalty 42 

state, provided for '. 22, 189, 343, 477 

on private corporations for charters 25, 165, 509 

resident, collection of 153 

may be re-assessed in certain cases 194 

not assessed in April, may be — when 194 

annual invoice of polls and estates for 194, 361, 569 

public, apportionment of 345 

highway, relative to working with animals 355 

resident, relative to notices in newspapers 369 

assessment of, after April 447 

may be collected by suits at law in certain cases 455 

refunded to express companies 518 

Teachers, school, examination of, in certain cases 372 

Telegraph comjianies may not obstruct streets, etc 37 

lines to be taxed 182, 471 

shall have offices — where 356 

and telephone lines may be established 472 

Temple, election of representative 59, 507 

Temporary loans authorized 22, 173, 381 

Town officers, time of election changed 50, 187 

clerks to preserve ballots 372 

officers, relative to hearings before 449 

lines, perambulation of 479 

offices, vacancies, how filled 456 



676 General Index. [1881. 

Town-meetings legalized, Bethlehem 45 

Stewartstown 3(J2 

Alexandria 34;} 

Londonderry 330 

Danville 343 

Washington 343 

Haverhill 343 

Riehniond 343 

Wentworth's Location 443 

Hart's Location 47S 

Towns prohibited from granting snbsidies to corporations 51 

classed for representatives 58, 11)2, 507 

neglecting to appoint fish wardens, liable to line 452 

may establish high schools 45;') 

and cities may prohibit fishing in their own waters . . 4(11 

Tramps, defined, and pnnishment of 170 

Transportation of troops 247, 248 

Trawls and spears forfeited — when 48(1 

Treasnrer, connty, to make annual reports 174 

Treasurers of savings banks not to do private banking 508 

Treasury department, appropriation for clerk hire 528 

Trees, sale of, regulated 35',), 487 

Trespass by animals, owners liable 170 

Trespassing for the purpose of taking fish, penalty for 34 

Trial by jury, right to, by corporations 512 

Triangulation of the state extended 1G2 

Trout protected in Cobs county 37 

time of taking 358 

protected in Spoflbrd's lake 55 

Truant officers may be appointed by school committee 4(U 

Trustee, clerk of principal defendant not chargeable as 14 

judgment against, when to be entered 18 

how may invest trust funds 11) 

to give bond in all cases It) 

suits, notice of disclosure in 339 

vmder a will, when exempt from giving bond 363 

county, not chargeable as 371 

non-resident, how summoned 48(j 

Unclaimed freights, disposition of 491 

Underhill, John, claims allowed 387, 532 

Uniforms of militia .")3, 240, 241 

Union Publishing Company, claim allowed 532 

United States, proposed amendment to constitution 72 

Vacancies in town offices, how filled 456 

militia offices, how filled 237 

Varney, John K., claim allowed 217 

Ivory, " " 223 

Vessels, taxation of 368 

Veterans under fifty years may enlist in N. H. N. G 340 

Veterans' Association, property exempt from tax 449 

Village fire-districts may spi'inkle streets 370 

Vinegar, penalty for adulterating 457 

Vogler Bros., claims allowed 79, 385 

Voters in school-districts, ([ualification of 370 

Votes for county officers returned to supreme court 161 

lodged with secretary of state, examination of 441 

Wages, assignment of 150 

Walton, E. A., claim allowed 522 

Ward-clerks to deliver copy of record of ward-meetings to city-clerks 458 

Wardens, fish, duties defined 44 

Warnings, militia, how and by whom made 244 



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General Index. 677 



Warrant for Icvviiii^ (Incs, militia, form of" ti-'tO 

Warrants for scliool-mct'tiniris, jiostinjz; of ■'>'i'2 

Washiniiton, town-mectinj; le;j;aliz('(l :>4.'5 

Watcrviiic. election of representative •")«, l'.)-J, ;'>07 

Watelmian for state-house to be ajipointed •'>-^-') 

Waters stocked with fish may be closed 4o2 

Weapons, concealed, penalty for carry ino; .'W 

Wentworth's Location classed •"'l^, ;">07 

ajjpropriation foi* roads 65, 880 

town-meeting legalized 443 

Westgate, Tyler, claims allowed 217, 218 

White Mountain Notch, ap])ropriations for road fi7, 215, :57!t, o28 

Widow's share in estate of deceased husbaiul 2.S 

Wife, deceased, husband's right in estate of 3.")4 

Wiggin, S. B., claim allowed 217 

J. F., " " 223,387 

J.B., " " 376 

Will, executors and trustees exempt from giving bond — when 363 

Wilmot, tei-ritory severed from 16o 

AA'inchester, state and county tax abated 483 

Windham, " "" " _ ;... ; .480 

Winni])iseogee Lake Company, connnittee to examine into ()S, 213, 38!) 

Witnesses before court-martial, ])ay of, etc 247, 253, 254 

Women, married, rights of, defined 18, 370 

may vote in school-meetings 176 

may hold ollice in school-districts 370 

Woodman, C. AV., clahn allowed 370 

Woodstock, election of representatives 58, 192, 507 

Yorktown centennial, governor and staff requested to attend 527 



GENERAL INDEX 



-TO THE- 



PRIVATE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 



ENACTED FROM 



JUNE SESSION, 1877, TO JUNE SESSION, 1881, INCLUSIVE. 



Acworth, school-district , lines changed 110 

Ammonoosuc Electric Light Company incorporated 606 

Telegraph " " 287 

Amory ]\Iannfactnring " " 295 

Amoskeag Bank incorporated -Ill 

Veterans^ charter amended 585 

Antrim, school-districts, lines changed 275 

Appleton Hotel Company incorporated 126 

Apthorp Reservoir Company incorporated 398 

charter amended 561 

Baptist Ministers, conference of, incorporated 26;') 

Belknap Savings Bank, charter amended 590 

Blazing Star Lodge, A. F. & A. M., charter amended 283 

Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad, charter amended 402 

Bridgewatev, school-district, lines changed 272 

Bristol, board of edncation established 83 

Savings Bank, charter amended 407 

school-districts, lines changed 272 

Brookfield, school-district, lines changed 105 

Buchanan and Willis, farms changed for school purposes 584 

James, farm changed for school purposes 586 

Campton, school-district, lines changed 584 

Canaan, • ' " " 615 

Canterbury, " " " .268 

Carroll County Five Cents Savings Bank, charter extended 104 

Steamboat Comjjany incorpoi-ated 99 

Carter, Tappan S., farm changed for school purposes 409 

Chase, William O., "^ " " 271 

Cheshire County Mutual Fire Insurance Company, charter amended 563 

Chester »)t Derry Telegraph Company incorjjorated 95 

school-district, lines chanoed 586 



680 General Index. [1881. 

Children's Homo, Portsmouth, name changed 550 

Claremont & ^^^lite River Junotion Railroad, charter amended 577 

Clement, J. Dow, farm changed for school purposes 275 

Cocheco Manufacturing Company, increase of capital stock 105 

charter amended 259 

Colby Academy, name changed 269 

Cok'brook Bridge Company, charter amended 588 

Columbian Lodge, A. F. & A. M., incorporated Ill 

Concord, city of, charter amended 292, 604 

school-district, lines changed 264 

Union school-district, relative to filling vacancy in board of educa- 
tion '. 545 

relative to water-works 556 

& Claremont Raih'oad, may construct branch track 559 

may unite with Northern Railroad 562 

Horse Railroad incorporated 257 

Masonic Association incorporated 102 

& Portsmouth Railroad may construct branch 551 

Railroad, may build side-track 543 

& Rochester Railroad, charter amended 401 

Concordia Lodge, I. O. O. F., incorporated 548 

Connecticut Water-Power and Lumber Company incorporated 560 

Conference of Baptist Ministers incorporated 263 

Conway, North, Aqueduct Company incorporated 131 

Coos, Upper, and Essex Agricultural Society incorporated 119 

Court Granite State, Ancient Order of Foresters, incorporated 580 

Crossett, Thaddeus B., farm changed for school purposes 110 

Julius R., " " " 110 

Cross Pulp Company incorporated 116 

Crystal Springs Water Company incorporated 272 

charter amended 295 

Currier, John, farm changed for school purposes 110 

Dartmouth Savings Bank incorporated 100 

Deerfield, school-district, lines changed 268 

Dodge's Falls Dam and Manufacturing Company incorporated 569 

Dover, city of, charter amended 301, 403, 415 

charter revised 629 

Horse Railroad incorporated 623 

Dover Society for Prevention of Cruelty to Animals incorporated 576 

Drake, Cyrus K., claim referred to governor and council 134 

Dunnner, school-district, lines changed 271 

Duprey, Peter, homestead changed for school purposes 615 

Durham, school-district, lines changed 569 

Eastern Railroad in N. H., charter amended 265 

Telegi-aph Company incorporated 627 

East N(jrthwood Savings Bank incorporated 573 

Elliot Bridge Company incorporated 281 

time of 2)a}inent of charter fee 214 

error in charter corrected 403 

Hosjiital, Manchester, incorporated 558 

Epping, doings of town ollicers legalized 587 

Excelsior Pai)er Stock Company incorporated 124 

Farmington & Rochester Railroad incorporated 92 

charter amended 404 

Ferren, Jonathan 15., farm changed for school jiiu'jioses 264 

First Baptist Society in Newport, charter amended 577 

Fisher, George, homestead changed for school purposes 615 

Forest Filn'e Company incorporated 290 

Franklin Falls Pulp Company incorporated 555 

Friendship Lodge, I. (), (), F., incorporated 128 



1881.] Gknekal Index. 681 



Gilford, may ostaljlisli board of education 108 

(ilc'ii Lod;,^(', 1. (). (). F., incorporated 107 

(jorhain, (Jlen Lodj^e, I. (). (). F., incorporated 107 

Grand i^odj^e of (iood Templers incorporated 402 

Granite State liank incorporated 593 

Provident Association incorporated 601 

Deaf Mute Mission " 2G0 

(xreenland, Winnicut Lodge, A. F. & A. M., incorporated 276 

Greenville, school-district, lines clian<;ed 546 

(iuaranty Savinj^s Bank, Manchester, incorj)orated 413 

charter amended 013 

Hampstead, school-district, lines changed 409 

Hampton, may purchase mill property 288 

Hanover, powers of precinct enlarged 608 

school-district, lines changed 615 

Hartland Falls Pulp C'ompany incorporated 625 

Haverhill, county farm severed from district No. 12 267 

Hedding Camp-AIeeting Association, may appoint police 269 

Hibernian United Benevolent Society, charter amended 88 

Holderness School for Boys incorporated 262 

Home for Indigent Women incorporated 114 

charter amended 543 

Hooksett, Friendship Lodge, I. O. O. F., incorporated 128 

Manufacturing Company, charter amended 636 

Indian Head Bank incorporated 578 

Kearsarge Bank incorporated 418 

Summit Road Company, charter amended 114 

Keene, city of, charter amended 393, 404 

school-district, lines changed 598 

Manufacturing Company incorporated 592 

Laconia, relative to school-district number one 588 

Lake Sunapee Steamboat Company incorporated 118 

Lake Village fire disti'ict, may raise money 132 

Lancaster, special town-meeting legalized 571 

& Kilkenny Railroad incorporated 405 

Langdon, school-district, lines changed 110 

Larry, Thos. J., farm changed for school purposes 271 

Lebanon Woolen Company incorporated 572 

Lisbon, Concordia Lodge, I. O. O. F., incorporated 548 

Littleton Bank incorporated 593 

& Franconia Railroad Company, charter amended 551 

Londonderry, Soldiers' Monument Association incorporated 544 

Lord, John B., homestead changed for school purposes 105 

Lowell & Windham Railroad, charter amended 127 

Manchester, city of, charter amended 295, 408, 606 

Bank incorporated 595 

Board of Trade incorporated 126 

Cadets incorporated 618 

Chemical Manufacturing Company incorporated 566 

& Claremont Railroad, charter extended 132 

Electi'ic Light Company incoi-porated 605 

& Keene Railroad, charter amended 419 

foreclosure of mortgage 600 

& Fitchburg Railroad incorporated 129 

charter revived 609 

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682 General Index. [1881. 

Manchester Steam Heating Company incovporated 41 ^ 

Scientific Association incorporated 55'^ 

Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals incorporated . .. 5o2 

War Veterans incorporated 61^ 

McCollom Institute, may receive aid from town 106, 58*^ 

Merrimack River Bank incorporated 59^ 

Savings Bank, charter extended 260 

MeiThants' Bank incoi'porated -11 2 

Milan, school-district, lines changed 27 1 

Milford Five Cents Savings Institution, charter extended 261 

Mitchell, Eliza, farm changed for school purposes oS-l 

Monadnock Railroad Company, may take stock in P. & H. Comjjany 101) 

charter amended 122 

Mont Vernon, may aid McCollom Institute 106, 583 

Moosilauke Mountain Road Company incorporated 564 

Hotel Company incorporated 591 

Morse, Sylvanus A., farm changed for school purjioses 598 

Morrison Lodge, A. F. & A. M., incorporated 396 

Mount Horeb Chapter. R. A. M. , incorporated 120 

Lafayette Railroad incorporated 574 

Nashua, city of, charter amended 305, 613 

relative to abolishing city council 270 

Bobbin and Shuttle Company incorporated 90 

Protestant Home for Aged Women incorporated 91 

<• & Rochester Railroad, relative to mortgage bonds 415 

Savings Bank, charter amended. 582 

N. H. Asylum for Insane may hire money 583 

Banking Company incorporated 419 

charter amended 613 

Bible Society, charter amended 547 

Botanic Society, name changed 582 

Conference Preachers' Aid Society incorporated 89 

Chiro]iodists' Association incorporated 599 

Dental Society incorporated 115 

Fire Insurance Company, charter amended 597 

Iron Compan}^ charter amended 598 

Missionary Society, charter amended 1 15 

name changed 397 

Savings Bank, charter amended 548 

Scythe Company, doings legalized 586 

State Improvement Association incorporated 616 

Veterans' Association incorporated 546 

New Ipswich, school-district, lines changed 546 

New London Literary and Scientific Institution, name changed 269 

schf)ol-district, lines changed 585 

Newmarket Manufacturing Company, may increase capital stock 554 

school-district, lines changed 569 

Newport, First Ba]itist Societv, charter amended 577 

New Zealand River Railroad incorporated 274 

charter extended 615 

Northern Railroad, may unite with Concord & Claremont Railroad 562 

Nortliwood, school-districts, lines changed 268 

Morrison Lodge. A. F. ife A. J\L, incorporated 396 

Odd-Fellows' Building Association incorporated 400 

Ossipee, schoolTdistrict, lines changed 280 

Palmer, Audrus and Orrin A., farms changed for school ])uri)Oses '2C)S 

P. C. Ch('ney Company, new name of Peterbm-ongh Company 286 

Pemigewasset \'alley Railroad, organization legalized 571 

Peters, Moses, farm changed for school purposes 272 

Peterborough Railroad, authorized to issue bonds, etc 110 

( '(impany. name changed 286 



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IVverU'y, Frank, farm clian^cd for scliool purposes 208 

riiillips Brook Iiiiprovciiu'iit ( 'oiiipaiiy ini'orporatcd '27H 

PiUsbiirv, Lyman, Alden K., and hcii-s of Hciijamin L., farms clianjred for 

school j)urposi'S 401) 

Pini- Hill lloU'l Company inc()rj)oratcMl oo? 

River Lnmber Company, charter extended Hi; 

Pinkerton Aeailemy, charter amended oTO 

Piscata(|na Savinj:s P)ank incorporated V.V.) 

Exchanji'e Bank incorporated oiU 

Pittsfield P)ank incorporated 417 

Plymouth A([ueduct and Water ( 'ompany incorporated i'>(')7 

Vonn<;' Ladies' i^ihrary Association incorporated 2S!) 

Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad Company, rights confirmed ■ 102 

refnnding debt'anthorized 12^3 

charter amended 282 

Rochester Raili-oad, charter amended 575 

Portsmouth, charter amended 1 23, 284 

A(pu'duct, charter amended 558 

Bridge, rates of toll to be fixed 135 

Electric l^ight Company incorporated 610 

Great Falls & Conway Railroad, charter amended 29 1 

Temperance jNIutual Relief Associatitm incorporated S7 

charter amended 25D 

Profde & Franconia Notch Railroad ineorporated .... 2G4 

Protestant Episcopal Churc-h authorized to hold real estate 100 

Provident Mutual Relief Association ineorporated 283 

Rochester Aqueduct & Water Company incorporated 112 

board of education established, etc 84 

may establish water-works Oil 

water and fire district ineorporated 020 

Rolfe & Rumford Asylum, charter amended 553 

Rye Beach Railroad, first meeting legalized 579 

Salisbury, school-district, lines changed 401 

Sandown, school-district, lines changed 580 

Sandwich, highway tax, 1881, legalized 503 

Saunders Shoe ]\hichinerv Com])any incorporated 101 

Sawyer, Isaac N., farm changed for school purposes 401 

Security Savings Bank, Winchester, incorporated 589 

Shelburne, Union C'hurch Association incorporated 121 

Smith, Charles, farm changed for school purposes 208 

Oilman B., " " " ,585 

Soldiers' Home incorporated 277 

Somersworth Savings Bank, charter amended 92 

Washington Lodge, I. O. O. F., incorporated 88 

Springfield, school-district, lines changed 585 

Starr King Mountain Road Comjjany incorporated 549 

St. Mary's Benevolent Association incorporated 270 

Strafford County Manufacturing Company incorporated 103, 125 

Sullivan Savings Institution, charter extended ♦ 122 

Suncook Valley Railroad, time for completion extended 584 

Sunapee Steamboat Company incorporated 118 

Sutton, school-meeting legalized 597 

Swift River Railroad, oi'ganlzation legalized 555 

Thornton, school-district, lines changed 45 4 

Tibbetts, John G., farm changed for school purposes *0 

Titcomb, Julia A., land " " " 546 

Trustees of the Soldiers' Home in N. H. incorporated 277 

Tuttle, James M., farm changed for school purposes 275 

Uncanoonuc Road Company incorporated 96 



684 General Index. [1881. 

Underbill Edge Tool Company, charter amended 580 

Union Manufacturing Company incorporated 117 

Church Association incorporated 121 

Unique Lodge, I. O. O. S., incorporated 280 

U. S. Marbleoid C'ompany incorporated 130 

Unitarian Educational Society incorporated 410 

Upper Coos and Essex Agricultural Society incorporated 119 

Wakefield, school-district, lines changed 105 

Walpole, Columbian Lodge, A. F. & A. M., incorporated Ill 

Washington Lodge, No. 4, I. O. O. F., incorporated 88 

Webster, relative to school-district No. 2 270 

Wentworth, school-district, lines changed 271 

Whitefield & Jefferson Railroad incorporated 266 

may increase capital stock 417 

White INIountain Camp-Meeting Association, charter amended 625 

White River Falls Company, name changed 562 

Windsor & Forest Line Railroad, charter amended 100 

Winnicut Lodge, A. F. & A. M., incorporated 276 

Women, Home for Indigent, incorporated 114 

charter amended 543 

Protestant Home for Aged, incorporated 91 

Worcester & Nashua Railroad, authorized to mortgage its property 397 

may lease another road 608 

Wycom, Thomas, farm changed for school purposes 272 

Young Ladies' Library Association incorporated 289 



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