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LAWS 



OF THE 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1883. 




CONCORD, N. H.: 

PAESONS B. COGSWELL, PUBLIC PRINTER, 

1883. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



SAMUEL W. HALE, aovernor. 

AI B. THOMPSON, Secretary of State. 

ISAAC W. HAMMOND, Deputy Secretary of Stat>' and Editor 

State Papers. 
SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 
PARSONS B. COGSWELL, Public Printer. 
CHARLES H. BARTLETT, President of the Senate. 
FRANK D. CURRIER, Clerk of the Senate. 
SAMUEL C. EASTMAN, Speaker of the House. 
EDWIN F. JONES, Clerk of the House. 
AUGUSTUS D. AYhm(},'Adjutant-aeneral. 
FRANK S. DODGE, Warden of State Prison. 
OLIVER PILLSBURY, Insurance Commissioner. 
JAMES W. PATTERSON, Superintendent of Public In^traction. 
JAMES O. ADAMS, Secretary of Board of Ayricidture. 
WILLIAM BUTTERFIELD, Secretary of Board of Equalization. 
IRVING A. WATSON, Secretary of Board of Health. 
WILLIAM H. KIMBALL, State Librarian. 



SUPREME COURT. 



V Associate Justices. 



CHARLES DOE, Chief-Justic, 

CLINTON W. STANLEY, 

WILLIAM H. H. ALLEN, 

ISAAC W. SMITH, 

LEWIS W. CLARK, 

ISAAC N. BLODGETT, 

ALONZO P. CARPENTER, J 

MASON W. TAPPAN, Attorney- General. 

WILLIAM S. LADD, Law Reporter. 



SO \S 



LAWS 

OF THE 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 

PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1883. 



CHAPTER 1. 

AN ACT CEDING JURISDICTION OVER CERTAIN LANDS TO THE UNITED 

STATES. 



1. Jurisdiction over certain lands ceded to the 

United States. 

2. Said lands exempt from taxation. 



Sect. 

3. Appraisal of damages. 

4. Takes effect— when. 



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

Court convened : 

Sect. 1. The jurisdiction of this state is hereby ceded to the ^^^J^cirtiin 
United States of America over all such pieces or parcels of land lands ceded to 
within the limits of this state as have been or shall hereafter be statei. 
selected and acquired by the United States for the purpose of 
erecting post-offices, custom-houses, or other structures exclusively 
owned by the United States and used for its purposes : Provided^ 
that an accurate description and plat of such lands so acquired, 
verified by the oath of some officer of the United States having 
knowledge of the facts, shall be filed with the governor of this 
state: And 2)rovided further, thdit this cession is upon the express 
conditions that the state of New Hampshire shall retain concurrent 
jurisdiction with the United States in and over all lands acquired 
or hereafter acquired as aforesaid, so far as that all civil and crimi- 
nal process issuing under the authority of this state may be exe- 
cuted on the said lands, and in any bviildings erected or to be 
erected thereon, in the same way and manner as if this act had not 
been passed ; and exclusive jurisdiction shall revert to and revest 
in this state whenever the said lands shall cease to be the property 
of the United States. 



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Chapters 1, 2, 3. 



[1883. 



Appraisal of 
damages. 



Said lands ex- Sect. 2. The laiids aforesaid, when acquired, shall be forever 

Ition. '^*"" *^' exempt from all taxes and assessments so long as the same shall 
remain the property of the United States. 

Sect. 3. Whenever the agent or agents of the United States, and 
the person or persons owning or interested in any such land, can- 
not agree upon the purchase or the price to be paid for their inter- 
est therein, the mayor and aldermen of the city or selectmen of the 
town in which such land may be located shall, upon the petition of 
some officer of the United States, and in behalf thereof, and on 
notice to the owner or owners, as in case of petitions for laying out 
a highway, appraise the damages to the owner or owners of the 
land, and on payment of such damages or tender thereof the United 
States may enter upon the land so taken, and hold the same in fee ; 
and all proceedings upon said petition, and the return and record 
of such proceedings, and the remedy of the owner in case he is dis- 
satisfied with the damages awarded, shall be the same as in the 
case of highways laid out by them. 

Takes effect- Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

^^'"- [Approved June 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING CITIES AND TOWNS TO APrROPRIATE MONEY FOR THE 
CELEIiRATIOiN OF THE FOURTH OF JULY. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Appropriations for celebrating tlie Fourth 2. Takes effect— when. 
of July, 1883, legalized. | 



Appropriations 
for celebrating 
the fourth of 
July, 1883, 
legalized. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate atid House of Hepresentatives in General 
Court conve7ied : 

Sect. 1. Any city may, by vote of its city council, or any town 
at any regular or special meeting, appropriate a sum not exceeding 
two thousand dollars for the celebration of the fourth of July, 
eighteen hundred and eighty-three ; and all appropriations and 
votes therefor heretofore passed by any city council for that pur- 
pose are hereby legalized. 

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

[Approved June 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT DOMESTIC FOWL FROM ATTACHMENT AND EXECUTION. 
Sect. 1. Domestic fowl exempt from attachment. 



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

Domestic fowl Sect. 1. Domestic fowl, not exceeding fifty dollars in value, 
ta^auon."^"'^ shall be and are hereby exempt from attaclunent and execution. 



[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



1883.] 



Chapters 4, 5, 6. 
CHAPTER 4. 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF MILFORD TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION 
THE HOTEL PONEMAH. 



Sect. 
1. Exemption authorized for ten years. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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

Court convened : 



Sect. 1. The town of Milford is hereby authorized, at any meet- fj^^f^zed 
ing legally notified and holden for that purpose, to exempt from years. 
taxation, for a term of years not exceeding ten, the Hotel Pone- 
mah, now in process of erection in said town. 

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

[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT TO FACILITATE THE DETECTION AND PUNISHMENT OF CRIiNIE. 
Sect. 1. Likenesses of criminals may be taken by order of court. 

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

Sect. 1. Any justice of the supreme court may, in his discre- CThitilfafs^may 
tion, order that the likenesses or photographs of any person or per- be taken by or- 
sons accused or convicted of crime be taken and used for the pur- ^ " '^^^^ ' 
poses of identification, or otherwise, whenever he shall deem it 
necessary or proper to do so, the reasonable expenses of the same 
to be paid by the county. 

[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 6. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 107 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, TO PROVIDE 
FOR MEETINGS IN FIRE DISTRICTS. 



Sect. 
1. Justice of the peace may call meeting of 
fire district when proper officers neglect 
to do so. 



Sect. 

2. Annual meeting may be warned by justice 

of the peace — when. 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. If the fire-wards unreasonably neglect or refuse to warn Justice of the 
a meeting, or to insert any article in their warrant, a justice of the mee't1n™o^ fire- 
peace, upon application in writing of one sixth part of the voters pJ-oper'^officTrs 
of such district, may issue a warrant for such meeting. neglect to do so. 



Chapters 6, 7. 



[1883. 



hi^'ma^ ^r*' Sect. 2. If the annvial meeting in any fire district or fire precinct 
warned by jus- shall not havc been held within such time as the district may deter- 
mine, or if there has never been any legal meeting of the district, 
or if, by reason of the death, removal from the district, disability, 
or resignation of the board of fire-wards, no member of the board 
remains in office, a justice of the peace, on application of ten vot- 
ers, or one sixth part of the voters of the district, may issue a 
warrant for such meeting. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



peace— when. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 7 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE EXEMPTION OF DISABLED SOLDIERS AND SAIL- 
ORS OF THE LATE WAR FROM THE PAYMENT OF POLL-TAX. 



Sect. 

1. Pension certificate of total disability ex- 

empts from poll-tax. 

2. Selectmen to record certificate. 



Skct. 
3. Present discretionary power of selectmen 
not affected ; repealing clause. 



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



Pension certifi- 
cate of total 
disability ex- 
empts from poll 
tax. 



Selectmen to 
record certifi- 
cate. 



Present discre- 
tionary power 
of selectmen 
not affected: 
repealing 
clause. 



Sect. 1. Any soldier or sailor of the war of the Rebellion, who 
shall, on or before the first day of April, present to the selectmen 
for inspection and record a pension certificate awarding to such 
soldier or sailor an invalid pension, rated at or above total for his 
grade in the service, [shall] be exempt from the levy of poll-tax. 

Sect. 2. Such selectmen shall record the number of said certifi- 
cate, with the name of the invalid, the command in which he 
served, and the rate of pension, in a book to be kept for that pur- 
pose. 

Sect. 3. This act shall not interfere with the discretionary 
power of the selectmen, under section two of chapter fifty-four of 
the General Laws, to exempt from such tax disabled soldiers not 
pensioned ; and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the 
provisions of this act are hereby 

[Approved, July 13, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 8, 9, 10. 



CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE TOWN-MEETING HELD IN LISBON, APRIL 28, 1883. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Town-meeting legalized. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the town-meeting held in the town of Lisbon, i^eS^d.''"''^ 
April 28, 1883, and all votes passed by said meeting called for by 
the warrant, are hereby ratified, confirmed, and legalized. ^^^^^ eflect- 

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

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE TOWN OP FRANCONIA FOR 
THE PURPOSE OF EXEMPTING THE FOREST HILL HOTEL FROM TAXATION. 



Sect. I Sect. 

1. Exemption from taxation ratified. I 2. Repealing clau3e. 



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

Sect. 1. The proceedings of the town of Franconia, in voting Exemption 
to exempt the Forest Hill Hotel property in said town from taxa- rltitied.''^ "''^■ 
tion for a period of years, is [are] hereby legalized and made valid. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- ^|P|g"°s 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE SALE OF TOY PISTOLS AND OTHER TOY FIRE-ARMS. 

I Sect 



Sect. i Sect. 

1. Sale of toy fire-arms prohibited. I 2. Takes effect— when, 



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

Sect. 1. Whoever has in his possession a toy pistol, toy revolver, saie of toy fire- 

,, , „ £ ,-, 1 • j; J r , ' J 111 arms, prohi bit- 

er other toy lire-arms, for the explosion of percussion caps or blank ed. 

cartridges, with intent to sell the same, or sells or offers to sell or 
give away the same, shall be fined not less than ten nor more than 
fifty dollars ; and such person shall be liable for all damages re- 
sulting from such selling or giving away, to be recovered in an 
action on the case. 



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Chapters 10, 11, 12. 



[1883. 



Takes effect- ^^^^^ £. This act sliall take effect from and after its passage 



and publication. 

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 11. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ACTION OF THE TOWN OF LANCASTER EXEMPTING 
PROPERTY FROM TAXATION. 



Sect. 
1. Exemption from taxation ratified. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Exemption 
from taxation 
ratified. 



Talies effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1.^ THat the action of the to^vn of Lancaster, exempting 
from taxation for five years any house to be erected for hotel pur- 
poses on Mount Prospect, is hereby ratified and made valid. 

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

[Approved July 25, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE STATE-HOUSE YARD AND ADJOINING GROUNDS. 



Sect. 
1. Auction sales forbidden in and around the 
State-house yard. 



Sect. 
2. Penalty. 



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



forbidTenfn' Sect. 1. No persou shall expose for sale, by public auction or 
state-house '^'^ Otherwise, any goods, wares, merchandise, or live-stock, within the 
yard. state-house yard, or upon the public grounds adjoining the same 

and belonging to the state, or shall place within said yard or upon 
said grounds any vehicle or other article to encumber the same, 
without the consent of the governor and council. 
®°* *^- Sect. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall be 

punished by a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for each offence. 
[Approved July 25, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 13, 14. 11 



CHAPTER 13. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO BRINGING PAUPERS FROM ANY TOWN OR PLACE IN 
THE STATE OF VERMONT INTO THIS STATE. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Bringing paupers into this state forbid- 2. Takes effect— when, 
den — penalty. I 

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

Sect. 1. If a person brings from any town or place in the state Bringing pau- 
of Vermont and leaves in any town in this state, or so brings wdth P'-rs into this 

• • *^titG forbid- 

intent to leave, a poor and indigent person having no visible means den: penalty, 
of support, knowing such person to be poor and indigent as afore- 
said, or hires or procures such person to be so brought, or aids or 
assists therein, wdth intent to charge such town with the support 
of such person, he shall be punished by fine not exceeding five 
hundred dollars nor less than one hundred dollars, or by imprison- 
ment not exceeding one year, and shall be further liable to any 
town for such sums of money as are expended by such town for 
the support and maintenance of such person, which may be recov- 
ered by an action on the case. 

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

[Approved July 25, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



AN ACT TO PREVENT FRAUDULENT DIVORCES. 



Sect. 

1. Jurisdiction of court in divorce suits limited. 

2. Time of residence required to give court ju- 
risdiction of existing cause— not diminished. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when: pending suits not af- 
fected. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Rouse of Representatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened: 

Sect. 1. The jurisdiction of the courts of this state, in suits for Jurisdiction of 
divorce, shall be confined to the following classes [of cases] : suUs HmUedf*'^ 

1. Where both parties were domiciled within this state w^hen Both parties 

,-, ,. '- T domiciled. 

the action was commenced. 

2. Where the plaintiff was domiciled within this state when the Plaintiff dom- 

1TTTC1 n T iciled and de- 

action was commenced, and the defendant was personally served fendant served 
with process within this state. 

3. Where one of the parties was domiciled within this state P",^ P^^^j^^ ^l^™" 
when the action was commenced, and one or the other of them resident for one 
actually resided within this state for one year next preceding the '^^^^' 
commencement of the action. F™t*'5..!^^fj;^^^ 

<n 1 • 1 dence required 

Sect. 2. This act shall not have the effect to diminish the time ^° f^'Jf ^P^'*^ 
of residence or domicile within this state now required to give the of"xisTing" 
court jurisdiction of any existing cause of divorce. mSed! ^^' 



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Chapters 14, 15, 16. 



[1883. 



when^Si'^'ihig ^^^^- ^- ^^^^ ^^* ^^^^'^ *^^® ®^®^* ^^^°^ ^"^ ^^*®^' ^*® passage, 
suits not affect- but shall iiot apply to any pending suit for divorce. 
[Approved July 25, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 15. 



AN ACT FOR ALLOWING COSTS IN PRELIMINARY PROCEEDINGS. 



Sect. 
1. Oa petitions for injunction, etc., taxable 
costs may be allowed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



On petitions for 
injunctions, 
etc., taxable 
costs may be 
allowed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. On a petition for an injunction, the appointment of a 
receiver, or other temporary or provisional order, before a justice 
of the supreme court in vacation or term time, taxable costs may 
be allowed as in other judicial proceedings. 

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

[Approved July 25, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 16. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE FEE OF OFFICERS FOR MAKING AN ATTACHMENT 
OF PERSONAL PROPERTY IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Sect. 
1. Fees for service and copy of justice's writ 
of attachment. 



SECT. 

2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Fees for service 
and copy of jus- 
tice's writ of at- 
tachment. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. In all cases of attachments of personal property upon 
writs issued by the justice of any police court or justice of the 
peace in this state, the officer's fee for making each attachment 
shall be fifty cents, and the same fee shall be allowed such officer 
for making and attesting a copy of such writ. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 17, 18, 19. 13 

CHAPTER 17. 

AN ACT REPEALING CHAPTER 78 OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1881, ESTAB- 
LISHING A BOUNTY UPON CROWS. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Bounty on crows repealed. I 2. Takes effect — when. 

Be it e7iacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court converied: 

Sect. 1. Chapter 78 of the Pamphlet Laws of 1881, establishms; Bountyon 

, • 1 1 11 crows repealed. 

a bounty on crows, is hereby repealed. 

Sect." 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Sen ^^^^*~ 

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ORFORD TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATIOK 
THE HOTEL THEREIN. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Town may exempt hotel from taxation. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court co7ivened : 

Sect. 1. The town of Orford is hereby authorized, at any meet- '^'^^'l^^^^' 
ing legally notified and holden for that purpose, to exempt from from taxation, 
taxation, for a term of years not exceeding ten, the hotel about to 
be erected on the old hotel lot at the north corner of Bridge and 
Main streets in said town. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF PICKEREL IN WARREN POND. 



Sect. 
1. Taking pickerel from pond in Alstead pro- 
hibited: penalty. 



5ECT. 

2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. If any person shall take, catch, kill, or destroy any Taking pickerel 
pickerel in Warren pond in the town of Alstead, county of Chesh- AisteadproWb- 
ire, from the first day of November in each year to the first day of ^^^'^'- P^'^'^^'y- 
May following, for the term of five years, he shall be punished by 
a fine not exceeding twenty dollars, one half of which shall go to 
the complainant, and one half to the county of Cheshire. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] ^■^'^"- 



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Chapters 20, 21. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 20. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE CATCHING OF TROUT IN THE BROOKS AND STREAMS 
WITHIN THE LIMITS OF THE TOWN OF DUNBARTON. 



Sect. 
1. Taking trout prohibited. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— wlieii . 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court co7ivened : 



Taking trout 
prohibited. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. No person or persons shall at any season of the year 
catch or take any fish called trout from any of the brooks or streams 
within the limits of the town of Dunbarton for three years from the 
passage of this act. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 21 



AN ACT LEGALIZING AND CONFIRMING THE VOTES OF A SPECIAL TOWN- 
MEETING OF THE TOWN OF ANDOVER. 



Sect. Sect. 

1. Proctor House property exempted from 2. Takes effect— wheu. 



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



Proctor House 
property ex- 
empt from tax- 
ation. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



first day of May, 1882, providing for the exemption from taxation, 
for a period not exceeding ten years, of the site upon which the 
Proctor House stood before the fire which destroyed the same in 
March, 1882, and all stables and other buildings connected there- 
with, and any hotel, stables, and other necessary out-buildings 
which may be erected in the place of the Proctor House, whether 
erected on the same or any other eligible site, and the land neces- 
sary therefor, and to make a binding contract for such exemption, 
be and the same hereby is [are] legalized and confirmed. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 22, 23. 15 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SERVICE OF PROCESS AND NOTICE IN LEGAL 
PROCEEDINGS. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Notice may be given by attested copy; 2. Takes effect— wheu. 
fourteen days suflScient; repealing clause. ' 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Itepresentatives in Creneral 
Court convened : 

Sect. 1. In any case brought in any court, process may be served Notice may be 
and notice given by duly attested copy. When notice is given Id^copy^, % ouV 
otherwise than by publishing or posting it, fourteen days' notice cientfrepel"?' 
shall be sufficient." So much of section 1 of chapter 223 of the Gen- ingci'ause. 
eral Laws as is inconsistent with this act is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] wfen ^*^''*~ 



CHAPTER 23 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF THE INCIDENTAL EXPENSES OF 
THE LAW TERMS OF THE SUPREME COURT. 



Sect. 
1. Sheriff's fees and incidental court expenses 
to be paid by state treasurer. 



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



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

Sect. 1. The fees of the sheriff and his deputies for attendance 
upon the law terms of the supreme court, and the incidental ex- Sheriff's fees 
penses of said terms, shall be paid out of the state treasury, in the court"expen3e8 
same manner as the fees of the clerks of the court for attendance state treasurer. 
upon said terms are paid. 

Sect. 2. All acts and pai'ts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from and after its Repealing 

"^ ^ clause: takes 

effect— when. 



[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



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Chapters 24, 25. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 24. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE TRIAL TERMS OF THE SUPREME COURT FOR THE 
COUNTY OF HILLSBOROUGH. 



Sect. 

1. Time of holding court changed. 

2. Return day correspondingly changed. 



Sect. 

3. Takes effect— when. 

4. Repealing clause. 



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



Time of holding 
court changed. 



Return day cor- 

respondinj^ly 

changed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 
Repealing 
clause. 



Sect. 1. That the trial terms of the supreme court for the 
county of Hillsborough shall hereafter be holden at Manchester 
on the third Tuesday of March, and at Nashua on the third Tues- 
day of September. 

Sect. 2. That all writs and other processes made returnable at 
said court on the first Tuesday of September next shall be entered 
in said court at the term thereof to be held on the third Tuesday 
of September next, the same as though the return day named 
therein was the third Tuesday of September next. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect fi'om its passage. 

Sect. 4. All acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 

[Approved August 6, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 25. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO LICENSES GRANTED UNDER SECTION 2, CHAPTER 119 
OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 



1. Persons peddling under disability license 
forbidden to travel as agent, etc., of 
others: penalty. 



Sect. 

2. Others forbidden to employ such person: 

penalty. 

3. Repealing clause. 



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



Persons ped- 
dling under dis- 
ability license 
forbidden to 
peddle as agent, 
etc., of others ; 
penalty. 



Others forbid- 
den to employ 
such person : 
penalty. 



Sect. 1. If any citizen of this state, who has presented to the 
clerk of the supreme court a certificate from the selectmen of the 
town in which he resides of his inability to earn a subsistence by 
manual labor by reason of ill-health or decrepitude, according to 
the provisions of section 2, chapter 119 of the General Laws, shall 
without license engage in any business or do any acts for which a 
license is required by said chapter 119, as the agent, clerk, or co- 
partner of any other person, he shall be punished by fine not ex- 
ceeding two hundred dollars, to be recovered and distributed in the 
same way as the fines specified in said chapter. 

Sect. 2. Any person who employs as agent or clerk, or enters 
into partnership with, any person who has presented a certificate 
from the clerk of the supreme court as aforesaid, to engage in any 
business or do any acts for which a license is required as aforesaid, 



1883.] Chapters 25, 26. 17 

and shall, througli such agent, clerk, or copartner, engage in any- 
such business or do any such act, shall be punished by a fine not 
exceeding two hundred dollars, to be recovered and distributed as 
provided in section 1 of this act. But this act shall not apply to two 
or more persons presenting the certificate aforesaid, who may asso- 
ciate themselves together in business. 

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

Till clause. 

sions of this act are hereby repealed. 
[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 



AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 162, SECTIONS 5 AND 7, OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Penalty, for shifting railway trains across 2. Penalty, for obstructing highways, in- 
highways without license, increased. I creased. 

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

Sect. 1. Section 5 of chapter 162 of the General Laws is amend- Penalty, for 
ed by striking out the words " twenty dollars " in the first clause way^trai^' " 
thereof, and inserting in place thereof the words " two hundred dol- wUhmiuFcen^f 
lars," so that the same shall read : No such proprietors shall pass increased. 
and repass any highway with their engines or cars, for the pur- 
pose of shifting off cars or trains, without licenses of the selectmen 
of the town, and under such restrictions and regulations as may 
be therein prescribed, under penalty of two hundred dollars for 
each offence. 

Sect. 2. Section 7 of chapter 162 of the General Laws is amend- Penalty, for 
ed by striking out the words "twenty dollars," and inserting in place high'ways"in- 
thereof the words " two hundred dollars," so that the section shall •^'^'^''*^*^- 
read : No such proprietors shall obstruct, by their engine, cars, 
or train, any highway more than two minutes at any one time, 
under penalty of two hundred dollars for each offence to the party 
delayed thereby. 

[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



18 



Chapters 27, 28. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 27. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE WANTON AND MALICIOUS STOPPING OF RAILROAD 
TRAINS. 



Sect. 
1. Penalty for wantonly hindering or stop- 
ping railway trains. 



Sect. 

2. Does not apply to horse railway. 

3. Takes effect, when. 



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

WMntrnfiv hhi- Sect. 1. If any person shall maliciously or wantonly stop, hin- 
dering orstop- (Jer, or delay, or by any false alarm or signal, or otherwise, cause 
train. to be stopped, hindered, or delayed, or shall in any manner mali- 

ciously or wantonly interfere with the running, management, or 
control of any railroad train, car, or locomotive, he shall be pun- 
ished by imj)risonment not exceeding ten years, or by fine not 
exceeding one thousand dollars, or by both such fine and imprison- 

Does not apply meilt. 

to^horse rail- . gg^T. 2. This act shall not aj^ply to horse railroads. 
Takes effect— Sect. 3. This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 
^"^"'^- [Approved August 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10, CHAPTER 288 OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 



Sect. 
1. Clause requiring justices of the supreme 
court to visit state prison repealed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Clause requir- Sect. 1. So mucli of scction 10, chapter 288, as makes the 
the iupreme*'* justiccs of the Supreme court visitors of the state prison, is hereby 

court to visit rpnpnlprl 

state prison re- ^^Pf'^^^"' ^, . , „ , 

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



Takes effect- 
when. 



[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapter 29. 19 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 9 AND 18 OP CHAPTER 224 OF THE GEN- 
ERAL LAWS. 

Sect. I Failure of mortgagee to account— how re- 

1. Failure of creditor to account— how re- lieved. 
lieved. 1 

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

Sect. 1. Add to said section 9 the following: But any person Failure of cred- 
wlio fails to render an account or a true account as herein required, L°how° relieved. 
may be relieved by a bill in equity, brought by him or any party 
in interest, wheneyer it shall appear that such failure was caused 
by fraud, accident, mistake, or misfortune, and that such relief 
would be just and equitable, — so that said section shall read : Such 
creditor, or the officer serving the writ, may demand of the person 
entitled to the redemption or purchase-money an account under 
oath of the amount due him ; and if such an account is not ren- 
dered within fifteen days thereafter, or a false account is rendered, 
his interest in such real estate shall, as against such attachment 
and the rights acquired under it, cease ; but any person Avho fails 
to render an account or a true account as herein required, may be 
relieved by a bill in equity, brought by him or any party in inter- 
est, whenever it shall appear that such failure was caused by fraud, 
accident, mistake, or misfortune, and that such relief would be 
just and equitable. 

Add to section 18 the following: But any person who fails to Failure of 
render an account or a true account as herein required, may be account-how 
relieved by a bill in equity, brought by him or any party in "relieved, 
interest, whenever it shall appear that such failure was caused 
by fraud, accident, mistake, or misfortune, and that such relief 
would be just and equitable, — so that said section shall read: Such 
creditor or officer may demand of the mortgagee, pledgee, or holder, 
an account on oath of the amount due upon the debt or demand 
secured by such mortgage, pledge, or lien, and the officer may re- 
tain such property in his custody until the same is given without 
tender or payment ; and if such account is not given within fifteen 
days after such demand, or if a false accovmt is given, such proper- 
ty may be holden discharged from such mortgage, pledge, or lien ; 
but any person who fails to render an account or a true account as 
herein required, may be relieved by a bill in equity, brought by' 
him or any party in interest, whenever it shall appear that such 
failure was caused by fraud, accident, mistake, or misfortune, and 
that such relief would be just and equitable. 
[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



20 



Chapters 30, 31. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1, CHAPTER 80 OF THE LAWS OF 1881, IN 
RELATION TO UNCLAIMED FREIGHT. 

Sect. 1. Unclaimed freights, including grains, may be sold. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Gourt convened: 



Unclaimed 
freights, in- 
cluding grains, 
may be sold. 



Sect. 1. That section 1 of chapter 80 of the Laws of 1881 shall 
be amended by inserting after the word "vegetables" at the end 
of the sixth line the words "or grains," so that the section shall 
read as follows : Upon application of the proprietors of any rail- 
road corporation or other common carriers, the supreme court may 
order the sale, on suitable notice and terms, of any property trans- 
ported 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, or 
grains 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. 

[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



V 



CHAPTER SI. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TIME OF TEACHERS IN DISTRICT SCHOOLS. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. What constitutes a school day, week, and 2. Takes effect— when, 
month. I 



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



ntatives in Greneral 



Sect. 1. In the absence of an express contract, a session of three 



What consti- 
tutes a school .,„ Ill -IP 

day, week, and hours 111 the foreiiooii aiid three hours in the afternoon shall con- 
stitute a school day, and five such days a school week, and four 
such weeks a school month, in the distiict schools of the state. 

when.^ ®*'*~" Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. 
[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapter 32. 21 

CHAPTER 3 2. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE NATIONAL GUARD. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Term of office of militia officers. I 6. Enlisted men absent from drills, etc., to 



2. Absence without leave forbidden. 

3. Applications for leave— how made. 

4. Officers to report return from leave. 

5. Sergeant-majors required to attend meet- 

ings for instruction. 



be dropped as deserters. Officers allowed 
forage for horses. 
7. Repealing clause : takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. All general, field, and line officers of the New Hamp- ^emu-eo^f office 
shire National Guard shall hereafter be commissioned for a term of cers. 
five years. 

Sect. 2. No officer shall absent himself from his command for a ^^Jf f^^^v^eYor^; 
period exceeding twenty days, without first obtaining a leave of bidden, 
absence from the commander-in-chief. 

Sect. 3. An application for leave of absence or for extension of AppUc^aWon^^^ 
the same shall be made through the proper channels to the adju- made, 
tant-general, and shall state the period for which the leave or exten- 
sion is desired, and whether the applicant desires to go beyond the 
limits of the state or of the United States. Intermediate com- 
manders will endorse their approval or disapproval on the applica- 
tion before forwarding the same. 

Sect. 4. Officers returning from leave of absence must report officers to re- 
immediately, in writing, through the proper channels, to the adju- fromTeave. 
tant-general. ^^^ ^^^^^_ 

Sect. 5. Sergeant-majors of regiments and battalions shall be majors required 
required to attend the meetings for instruction provided for in sec- [J^g^'sforhis'truc- 
tion 14, chapter 100 of the General Laws. *''^"- 

Sect. <3. Any enlisted man, absenting himself from all drills and ^^^l^^^f,^'' 
parades of his platoon or company for the period of three months, drills, etc., to 

•^ 1 T 1 J- i 1 if 1 J. xi be dropped as 

may be dropped irom the rolls as a deserter, upon tne recommen- deserters, 
dation of his commanding officer through the proper channels to 
the commander-in-chief; and the names of men so dropped shall be 
published quarterly in general orders by the adjutant-general. 

There shall be allowed for each horse required and used by com- officers aiiow- 
missioned officers and enlisted men when ordered on duty by the ^1^°^^^^ ^^^ 
commander-in-chief the amount actually expended for forage, the 
same to be paid from the annual appropriation for the expense of 
the militia. 

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

[Ajoproved August 8, 1883.] 



22 



Chapters 33, 34. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 33. 

AX ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 21S OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 

Sect. 1. Attorney of another state may be admitted to practise in this state. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Mepresentatives in Gieneral 
Court convened: 



Attorney of 
another state 
may be admit- 
ted to practise 
in this state. 



Sect. 1. Strike out all after tlie word "inhabitant" in said third 
section, and in place thereof add the follo^^dng, — "maybe admitted 
to practise as an attorney in this state upon satisfactory evidence 
of his good moral character, without examination concerning his 
other suitable qualifications, when such examination is rendered 
unnecessary by the circumstances of the case," — so that said section 
shall read: An}^ person who has been admitted to practise as an 
attorney or counsellor of the highest judicial court of another state 
of which he was then an inhabitant may be admitted to practise 
as an attorney in this state upon satisfactory evidence of his good 
moral character, without examination concerning his other suitable 
qualifications, when such examination is rendered unnecessary by 
the circumstances of the case. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 34. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 9 AND 10 OF CHAPTER 202 OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS IN RELATION TO THE REAL ESTATE TO WHICH THE WIDOW 
OF A DECEASED PERSON IS ENTITLED, BY WAIVING THE PROVISIONS OF THE 
WILL AND RELEASING DOWER AND HOMESTEAD. 

Sect 1. Waiver of will and release of dower to be recorded. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Bejjresentatives in General 
Cotirt convened : 



l^flZellJ'ot Sect. 1. That whenever the widow of any person deceased, tes- 
dower to be tatc Or intestate, shall waive the provisions of the will, if any, in 
her favor, and also release her right of dower and homestead with 
the view- of obtaining a part of the real estate of the deceased, by 
virtue of either the ninth or the tenth section of chapter 202 of 
the General Laws, such waiver and release shall be in writing, 
and shall be recorded in the probate ofiice and registry of deeds 
for the county in which such real estate is situated. 
[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



1883.] Chaptees 35, 36. 23 



CHAPTER 85. 

AN ACT REQUIRING REGISTERS OF PROBATE TO KEEP A DOCKET OF ALL 
CASES AND MATTERS IN THE PROBATE COURTS. 

Sect. 1. Registers of probate to keep dockets and indexes. 

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

Sect. 1. Each register of probate shall keep a docket of all prS^^Vkeep 
cases and matters in the probate court of his county, and an index dockets and 
thereto, and shall enter in such docket every case or matter by its ^ 
appropriate title and number, with short memoranda of all pro- 
ceedings had and papers filed therein, with the dates when the pro- 
ceedings were had or papers filed, and with reference to the places 
where the proceedings or papers are recorded, if there is a record 
thereof. Such docket and index shall at all reasonable times be 
open to public inspection. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 36. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE COMPENSATION OF THE BANK COMMISSIONERS. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Paj' of bank commissioners. 3. Takes eflfect— when. 

2. Repealing clause. I 

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

Sect. 1. That each bank commissioner shall be paid by the Pay of bank 

, , ,.1. • 1 /2in 11 .• commissioners, 

state tor his services and expenses five dollars each day spent m 
examining savings-banks and making reports agreeably to law, 
and ten cents per mile for travel each way. 

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

11 11 ^ clause. 

hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



24 Chapter 37. [1883. 



CHAPTER 37. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 4 AND 5 AND 10 OF CHAPTER 89 OF THE GENERAL 

LAWS. 

Sect. [ Sect 

1. Teachers to be examined with reference to I 3. Hygiene with reference to the effects of 

the effects of stimuhmts. stimulants to be taught in schools. 

2. To be examined in other branches. | 4. Takes effect— when. 

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

examine'd with^ Sect. 1. That sectioii 4 of chapter 89 of the General Laws be 
reference to the aiicl is SO amended to read as follows : Teachers of common schools 
uhfnts.*' ^*'°'" shall be exammed in reading, spelling, writing, English grammar, 
arithmetic, geography, and the elements of history, and in physiology 
and hygiene with special reference to the effects of alcoholic 
drinks, stimulants, and narcotics upon the human system, and in 
other branches usually taught in said schools. 
To be examined Sect. 2. That section 5 of chapter 89 of the General Laws be 
branches. and is SO amended to read as follows : The school committee may 

prescribe for any school, where in their judgment it shall be 
proper, the study of surveying, geometry, algebra, book-keeping, 
philosophy, chemistry, and natural history, or any of them, and 
other suitable studies, and teachers proposing to teach in such 
schools shall be examined in those branches in addition to those 
required of other teachers. 
Hygiene, with Sect. 3. That section 10 of chapter 89 of the General Laws be 
IflectTof \"tim- and is so amended to read as follows : The school committee may 
uiants to be prescribe suitable rules and regulations for the attendance on, 
schools. management, studies, classification, and discipline of, the schools 

whenever they deem the same necessary, provided that physiology 
and hygiene, including special reference to the effects of alcoholic 
stimulants and narcotics upon the human system, shall be pre- 
scribed in all schools sufficiently advanced ; and said regulations and 
rules being recorded by the town-clerk, and a copy thereof given 
to the teachers and read in the schools, shall be binding upon schol- 
ars and teachers. 
Takes effect- Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from and after March 1st, 
1884. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



when. 



1883.] Chapters 38, 39. 25 

CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT TO PROTECT CERTAIN FISH IN THE TOWN OF FRANCESTOWN. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Fish protected. ' 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. If any person shall take, catch, kill, or destroy any ^''^^ protected, 
trout or land-locked salmon, in any stream or pond within the 
town of Francestown, during the period between the passage of 
this act and the first day of May, 1886, he shall forfeit and pay the 
sum of ten dollars for each fish so caught, killed, taken, or had in 
possession, or be imprisoned not more than ninety days, or both. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. If^l '^^'^- 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 39. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 110 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
IN REFERENCE TO LICENSING SHOWS, BILLIARD-TABLES, AND BOWLING- 
ALLEYS. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Fee for license of theatrical exhibition, 2. Repealing clause: takes effect— when, 
fifty dollars. I 

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

Sect. 1. That section three of chapter one hundred and ten of Fee for license 
the General Laws is hereby amended by striking out the word exMbiUon'^fifty 
"five" before the word "dollars" at the end of said section, and in- dollars, 
serting instead thereof the word "fifty," so that the same shall read: 
Every such license shall be in writing, and shall specify the days 
such person is allowed to perform or exhibit ; and every such per- 
son shall pay in advance for such license, for the use of the town, 
a sum not less than one dollar nor more than three hundred dollars 
for each day such person shall perform or exhibit, but a license to 
exhibit in any hall shall not exceed fifty dollars. 

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

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



Chapters 40, 41. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 40. 



AN ACT TO DECLARE OWNERS AND MANAGERS OF SLEEPING-CARS COMMON 
CARRIERS, AND TO PRESCRIBE CERTAIN DUTIES. 



Sect. 

1. Sleeping-cars common carriers. 

2. Occupant of lower may have upper berth 



Sect. 
3. Penalty. 



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



Sleeping cars 
common carri- 
ers. 



Occupant of 



Sect. 1. That all persons, companies, and corporations owning 
or operating sleeping-cars in this state are hereby declared common 
carriers. 

Sect. 2. Whenever any person or persons shall pay for the use and 
u*pper be^th*^^^ occupaiicy of a double lower berth in any sleeping-car in this state, 
opened. such persou Or persons so 23aying for and occupying such berth shall 

have the right to say to the conductoi-, porter, or other person in 
charge of such sleeping-car, whether the up^Dcr double berth shall 
be opened or closed until such upper berth is actually sold and occu- 
pied ; and it shall be the duty of such person, company, or corpora- 
tion, o^vning or operating such sleeping-car, to comply with the re- 
quest of such person or persons who have paid for the use of such 
double lower berth. 
Penalty. Sect. 3. Ally persou, company, or corporation refusing to com- 

ply with the provisions of this act shall be deemed guilty of a mis- 
demeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not less than fifty dol- 
lars ('f50) nor more than two hundred dollars ($200). 
[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 41. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO NOTES ISSUED BY COUNTIES. 



Sect. 
1. County notes— by whom signed and re- 
corded. 



Sect. 

2. Orders to borrow money— by whom signed 

and recorded. 

3. Takes effect — when. 



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



County notes- 



signed and 
recorded. 



Sect. 1. That all notes issued by the counties shall be signed by 
the board of county commissioners and countersigned b}'^ the county 
treasurer, and the same shall be recorded and attested by the clerk 
of the supreme court. 

Sect. 2. That all orders given by the supreme court to county 

commis- 



Orders to bor- „ ^ 

wCm Sgn'^el^^ treasurers to borrow money shall be signed by the county 
and recorded, sioners, and recorded and attested by the clerk of the supreme 
court. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. 
[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



1883.] 



Chapti^r 42. 



27 



CHAPTER 42. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE SALE AND INSPECTION OF MILK. 



Sect. 

1. Inspectors of milk, notice of appointment. 

2. Their powers, duties, and compensation. 

3. To license sellers of milk : penalty for sell- 

ing without license. 

4. Sellers of milk in store, etc., to be regis- 

tered ; penalty for not registering. 

5. Penalty for selling adulterated milk. 

6. Penalty for selling skim-milk as pure milk. 



bECT. 

7. Sale of skim-milk regulated. 

8. Penalty for misconduct of inspectors. 

9. Adulterated milk defined. 

10. Inspector to prosecute. 

11. To publish names of persons convicted of 

selling adulterated milk. 

12. Taken effect, when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court co7ivened : 

Inspectors of 

Sect. 1. The mayor and aldermen of cities and tlie selectmen ™ppohi?ment. '^^ 
of towns may annually appoint one or more persons to be inspec- 
tors of milk for their respective places, who shall be sworn before 
entering upon the duties of their office. Each inspector shall pub- 
lish a notice of his appointment for two weeks in a newspaper pub- 
lished in his city or town, or, if no newspaper is published therein, 
he shall post up such notice in two or more public places in such 

city or town. Their powers, 

Sect. 2. Such inspectors shall keep an office and books for the compensation, 
purpose of recording the names and places of business of all per- 
sons engaged in the sale of milk within their city or town. They 
may enter all places where milk is stored or kept for sale, and all 
carriages used for the conveyance of milk ; and when they have 
reason to believe that any milk found by them is adulterated, they 
shall take specimens thereof and cause the same to be analyzed or 
otherwise satisfactorily tested, the result of which analysis or test 
they shall record and preserve as evidence ; and a certificate of 
such result, sworn to by the analyzer, shall be admissible in evi- 
dence in all prosecutions under this act. The inspectors shall 
receive such compensation as the mayor and aldermen or select- 
men may determine. To license seii- 

Sect. 3. In all cities and towns in which there is an inspector of penalty for seii- 
milk, every person who conveys milk, in carriages or otherwise, for uc^i^e!^""* 
the purpose of selling the same in such city or town, shall annually, 
on the first day of May, or within thirty days thereafter, be licensed 
by the said inspector or inspectors to sell milk within the limits 
thereof, and shall pay to such inspector or inspectors fifty cents 
each to the use of the city or to\\ai. All inspectors shall pay over 
monthly to the treasurer of the city or town all sums collected by 
them. Licenses shall be issued only in the names of the owners of 
carriages or other vehicles, and shall for the purposes of this act 
be conclusive evidence of ownership. No license shall be sold, 
assigned, or transferred. Each license shall record the name, resi- 
dence, place of business, and the number of carriages or other vehi- 
cles used, of the person engaged in carrying or selling said milk, 
and the number of the license. Each licensee shall, before engag- 
ing in the sale of milk, cause his name, the number of his license, 



28 Chapter 42. [1883. 

and liis place of business to be legibly placed on each outer side 
of all carriages or vehicles used by him in the conveyance and sale 
of milk, and he shall report to the inspectors any change of driver 
or other person employed by him which may occur during the term 
of the license. Whoever, without being first licensed under the 
provisions of this section, sells milk or exposes it for sale from car- 
riages or other vehicles, or has it in his custody or possession with 
intent so to sell, and whoever violates any of the j^i'ovisions of 
this section, shall for a first offence be punished by a fine of not 
less than thirty nor more than one hundred dollars ; for a second 
offence, by a fine of not less than fifty nor more than three hundred 
dollars ; and for a subsequent offence, by a fine of fifty dollars and 
by imprisonment for not less than thirty nor more than sixty 

Sellers of milk dayS. 

b" re°gistered*° Sect. 4. Every person, before selling milk or offering it for sale 
?lghtlrhi°g.°'** ^^ ^ store, booth, stand, or market-place in a city or town in which 
an inspector or inspectors of milk are appointed, shall register in 
the books of such inspector or inspectors, and shall pay to him or 
them fifty cents to the use of such city or town; and whoever 
neglects so to register shall be punished for each offence by fine of 
Penalty for sell- not Icss than ten nor more than twenty dollars, 
ing^ac u era e Sect. 5. Whoever by himself, or by his servant or agent, or as 
the servant or agent of any other person, sells, exchanges, or de- 
livers, or has in his custody or possession with intent to sell or ex- 
change, or exposes or offers for sale or exchange, adulterated milk, or 
milk to which water or any foreign substance has been added, or 
from sick or diseased cows, shall for a first offence be punished by 
a fine of not less than fifty nor more than two hundred dollars ; for a 
second offence, by fine of not less than one hundred nor more than 
three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment for not less than thirty 
nor more than sixty days ; and for a subsequent offence by fine of 
fifty dollars and by imprisonment for not less than sixty nor more 
than ninety days. 
feiiing^skira- Sect. 6. Whoever by himself, or by his servant or agent, or as 

mUkaspure the Servant or agent of any other person, sells, exchanges, or de- 
livers, or has in his custody or possession with intent to sell or 
exchange, or exposes or offers for sale as pure milk any milk from 
which the cream, or a part thereof, has been removed, shall be 
punished by the penalties provided in the preceding section. 
mfikreluiSed. Sect. 7. No dealer in milk, and no servant or agent of such a 
dealer, shall sell, exchange, or deliver, or have in his custody or 
possession with intent to sell, exchange, or deliver, milk from 
which the cream or any part thereof has been removed, unless in a 
conspicuous place above the centre upon the outside of every ves- 
sel, can, or package from or in which such milk is sold, the 
words Skimmed Milk are distinctly marked in letters not less than 
one inch in length. Whoever violates the provisions of this sec- 
tion shall be punished by the penalties provided in section five. 
Penalty for Sect. 8. Any inspector of milk, and any servant or agent of an 

inspeaor.*^* °^ inspector, who wilfully connives at or assists in a violation of the 
provisions of this act, shall be punished by fine of not less than one 
hundred nor more than three hundred dollars, or by imprisonment 
for not less than thirty nor more than sixty days. 



1883.] Chapters 42, 43, 44. 29 

Sect. 9. In all prosecutions under this act, if the milk is sho^vn ^fik defin^ed. 
upon analysis to contain more than eighty-seven per cent, of watery 
fluid, or to contain less than thirteen per cent, of milk solids, it 
shall be deemed for the purposes of this act to be adulterated. 

Sect. 10. It shall be the duty of every inspector to institute a inspector to 
complaint for a violation of any of the provisions of this act on the p'"*'*^''" '^• 
information of any person who lays before him satisfactory evi- 
dence by which to sustain such complaint. 

Sect. 11. Each inspector shall cause the name and place of To publish 
business of every person convicted of selling adulterated milk, or sons convicted 
of having the same in his possession with intent to sell, to be pub- adiuter'a^ted 
lished in two newspapers in the county in which the offence was "^'i"^- 
committed. 

Sect. 12. This act shall take effect and be in force only in those ^hen!®^^*^*" 
towns which shall by vote adopt its provisions, and cities wherein 
inspectors are appointed as provided in section 1. 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 43. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE SETTLEMENT OF TITLES. 

Sect. 1. Certain disputed titles settled by bill in equity. 

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

Sect. 1. Any person in possession of real property claiming an certain disput- 
estate of freehold therein, or an unexpired term of not less than by wif L^^ 
ten years, may maintain a bill in equity against any person who equity. 
makes a claim adverse to his estate, whether such adverse claim is 
based upon a record, or written instrument, or otherwise ; and upon 
the return thereof the court shall determine the whole question of 
title as between the parties thereto, and the decree entered thereon 
shall be conclusive and final in the premises. 

[Aproved August 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 44. 

AN ACT IN AID OF THE LAFAYETTE ARTILLERY COMPANY OF LYNDEBOROUGH. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Company authorized to retain arms and 2. Takes efEect— when, 
equipments. | 

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

Sect. 1. That the Lafayette Artillery Company of Lyndeborough ^°Jj'P*j^|^ ^^ 
be authorized to retain the arms, uniforms, and equipments now in retain arms 
their possession belonging to the state, the same to be kept in good meutsT"''" 



30 



Chapters 44, 45, 46. 



[1883. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



order and condition and used by said company for militar}^ exercise, 
upon the company officers or other responsible persons' giving bonds 
with sufficient sureties that such arms, uniforms, and equipments 
be kept in such order and condition, and returned to the state when 
required by the authorities of the state : and said company shall 
receive from the state annually a sum sufficient to pay the rent of 
an armory for the safe-keeping of said property, not exceeding the 
sum of one hundi-ed dollars, and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor annually. 

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

[Approved August 21, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 45. 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ANXUAL TOWN-MEETIXG HELD IN SURRY ON THE 
SECOND TUESDAY OF MARCH, 1882. 



Sect. 
1. Town-meeting ratified. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Town-meeting 
ratified. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the annual town-meeting, held in the town of 
Surry on the second Tuesday of March, 1882, and all votes passed 
by said meeting called for by the warrant, are hereby ratified and 
legalized. 

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

[Approved August 21, 1883.] 




CHAPTER 46. 



AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE WELFARE OF THE COMMON SCHOOLS. 

Sect. Sect. 

1 Schools may be supplied with text-books 2. Rej»ulations in respect thereto, 
by taxation. | 3 Takes effect — when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate a7id House of llejjresentatives in Geiieral 
Court convened : 



Schools may 
be supplied 
with text-books 
by taxation. 

Regulations in 
; thereto. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. Any town or any district, at any lawful meeting, may 
raise money by taxation or otherwise for supplying the scholars in 
the common schools with suitable school-books free of charge. 

Sect. 2. Any town or any district may by vote establish suit- 
able regulations in respect thereto ; and it shall be the duty of the 
school committee to provide such regulations in case the town or 
district fails to do so. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on and after April 1, 1884. 

[Approved August 21, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 47, 48. 31 



CHAPTER 4 7. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE PRINTING OF THE REPORT OF THE STATE BOARD 
OF HEALTH. 

Sect. 1 Sect. 

1. Number and distribution of report. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate atid House of Represe7itatives in Gieneral 
Court convened : 

Sect. 1. The secretary of the State Board of Health shall here- Number and 

1 r-iii-pji X distribution of 

after cause not more than twenty-nve hundred copies oi the report report. 
of the State Board of Health to be annually printed, and shall cause 
them to be distributed, one to each member of the several depart- 
ments of the state government, one to each senator and representa- 
tive, one to the town-clerk of each town in the state for the use of 
the town, one to each public library, and, after reserving a sufficient 
number for exchange, the remainder of the edition shall be dis- 
tributed at the discretion of the board to the inhabitants of the 
state as nearly equitably as may be to the several towns of the 
state. 

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

[Approved August 21, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 48. 



AN ACT REPEALING SECTION 11 OP CHAPTER 216 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN 
RELATION TO VACANCIES IN THE OFFICE OF SHERIFF. 



Sect. I Sect. 

1. Repealing clause. I 2. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. Section 11 of chapter 216 of the General Laws, which Repealing 
section provides that no deputy sheriff shall receive any business <=i*"*^- 
after the expiration of thirty days from the next meeting of the 
governor and council after such vacancy occurs, is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. ^ak^' effect- 

[Approved August 23, 1883.] 



32 



Chaptek 49. 



CHAPTER 4 9, 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PAYMENT OF DAjSrAGES HAPPENING IN THE USE 
OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES WHICH TWO OR MORE TOWNS ARE BOUND TO 
MAINTAIN. 



Sect. 

1. Towns bound to contribute to maintain 

highways liable for damages caused by 
defects therein. 

2. Liability of parties not affected by this act. 

3. Notice; duties of clerk; proportion of dam- 

ages to each town. 



Proceedings in case action for damages is 
commenced against town in which the 
road is. 

After final judgment court to determine 
what each town shall pay. 

Takes effect — when. 



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



Towns bound 
to contribute to 
maintain high- 
ways liable for 
damages caused 
by defects 
therein. 



Liability of 
parties not 
affected by this 
act. 

Notice; duties 
of clerk; pro- 
portion of dam- 
ages to each 
town. 



Proceedings in 
case action for 
damages is 
commenced 
against town in 
which the road 



Sect. 1. In all cases where a to^vn other than the town in which 
a highway and bridge are situated has been or shall be ordered to 
contribute towards the repair and maintenance of such highway 
and bridge, according to the provisions contained in chapter 68 
of the General Laws, the several towns liable to maintain such 
road shall be liable for damages happening to any person trav- 
elling thereon, his team, or carriage, by reason of any obstruction, 
defect, insufficiency, or want of repair which renders it unsuitable 
for the travel thereon, in the same proportion as they are bound to 
contribute to the maintenance of such highway and bridge. 

Sect. 2. As between the person suffering damage and the town 
in wdiich the highway is, the rights, duties, and liabilities of the 
respective parties are not affected by this act. 

Sect. 3. Whenever notice of an injury happening to a traveller 
on such highway or bridge is filed with the clerk of the town in 
which the same is located, such clerk shall within ten days there- 
after file Avith the clerk of the town or towns liable to contribute 
as aforesaid to the maintenance thereof an attested copy of such 
notice ; and thereupon the towai or towns so liable to contribute 
may cause an investigation of the causes and extent of the injuries 
for which damages are claimed, as provided in section 8 of 
chapter 75, General Laws, and may notify the claimant of their 
decision in the premises, and of the proportion of his damages 
they are liable to pay ; and the settlement by either toAvn with 
the claimant, and the payment by such town of its proportion 
of the damages claimed, shall be a full discharge of all the liability 
of such town in the premises. But such settlement and payment 
shall in no way affect any rights or liabilities existing between the 
person sustaining the injury and the other town or towns claimed 
to be liable. 

Sect. 4. Whenever an action for such damage shall be com- 
menced against the town in which the highway is located, the clerk 
of the town on which service is made shall, within ten days after 
such service, cause a copy of the process left with him to be filed 
with the clerk of the town or towers liable to contribute, and such 
towai or towns may appear in such action and make defence thereto 
the same as though they were parties to the record ; and on the 
termination of the suit, whether such other towns defend or not, 



1883.] Chapters 49, 50, 51. 33 

they shall pay their proportion, according to their liability in main- 
taining the road, of the expense incurred in making the defence, 
and in case of a recovery by the plaintiff shall pay the same pro- 
portion of the costs as well as damages recovered. 

Sect. 5. When final judgment is entered in such action, the After final judg- 
court, upon notice to all the towns interested, shall determine the 
amount to be paid by each to either of the others to adjust all 
matters of damage, cost, and expense, according to the provisions 
of this act, and order judgments and issue executions to carry the 
same into effect. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes efEect— 

[Approved August 23, 1883.] 



ment court to 
determine what 
each town shall 
pay. 



when. 



CHAPTER 50. 



AN ACT FOR THE REPEAL OF CHAPTER 64 OF THE GENERAL LAWS IN RELA- 
TION TO TAXATION OF LEGACIES AND SUCCESSIONS TO DEFRAY THE COST 
OF PROBATE COURTS. 



Sect. 
1 Law repealed. 
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 chapter 64 of the General Laws be and is hereby Law repealed 
repealed. 

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

, , , , ^ clause. 

hereby repealed. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. 
[Approved August 23, 1883.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 8 OF CHAPTER 275 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN 
RELATION TO THE PUNISHMENT OF THE CRIME OF EMBEZZLEMENT. 

Sect. 1. Punishment for embezzlement. 

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

Sect. 1. That section 8 of chapter 275 of the General Laws 
be amended by striking out the following words at the end of 
said section, "he shall be fined not exceeding two thousand 
dollars, and imprisoned not exceeding five years," and inserting 
in lieu thereof the following, "he shall be punished by a fine 
not exceeding two thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not 



Punishment for 
embezzlement. 



34 Chapters 51, 52. [1883. 

exceeding five years, or by both of said punishments," so that 
the section when amended shall read as follows: If any officer, 
agent, or servant of any corporation, public or private, or the clerk, 
servant, or agent of any person, shall embezzle or fraudulently con- 
vert to his own use any money, bill, note, or security for money, 
eAddence of debt, or other effects or property whatever of such per- 
son or corporation, or in their possession or keeping, or shall know- 
ingly or voluntarily pay or deliver any such money, bill, note, se- 
curity for money, evidence of debt, or other effects or property to 
any person or to the order of any person, knowing that such per- 
son is not entitled to receive the same, he shall be punished by a 
fine not exceeding two thousand dollars, or by imprisonment not 
exceeding five years, or by both of said punishments. 
[Approved August 23, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 52. 

AN ACT REQUIRING ANNUAL STATEMENTS TO BE MADE TO THE INSURANCE 
COMMISSIONER BY CERTAIN CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, AND SOCIETIES. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Returns to be made by certain societies. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represejitatives in Creneral 
Court convened : 

Returns to be Sect. 1. Every Corporation, association, or society doing business 

societies .''^^ *'° in this state, which issues a certificate to or makes a promise or 
agreement with its members whereby any sum of money or other 
benefit is to become due or payable upon the decease of a member, 
shall annually, on or before the first day of March in each year, 
make and transmit to the insurance commissioner a statement, 
under oath of its president and secretary, showing its financial 
standing, the amount and sources of its income, and the amount 
and manner of its disbursements for the year ending on the pre- 
ceding thirty-first day of December, and shall make such further 
statement of its membership and financial transactions as said com- 
missioner may deem necessary to a proper exhibit of its business 
and standing, in accordance with blanks to be furnished by the 
commissioner for the purpose ; and the acting officers of such Cor- 
porations, associations, and societies shall be liable to indictment, 
and subject to a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars and not less 
than fifty dollars, for violation of the provisions of this act; but 
this act shall not be construed to affect any benevolent association 
which pays a funeral benefit. 

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

^^^''' [Approved August 28, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 53, 54. 35 

CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 9, CHAPTER 111 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
RELATING TO THE PENALTY IN CERTAIN CASES OF NUISANCE. 

Sect. 1. Penalty for leaving offensive matter increased. 

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

Sect. 1. That section 9 of cliapter 111 be amended by striking f/g^^^ll^ ^f g^. 
out the word "ten" in the fifth line, and inserting the word sive matter in- 
" twenty," so that the section shall read as follows: Section 9. If ''"°"'°° 
any person shall place or leave, or cause to be placed or left, in 
or near any highway, street, alley, public place, wharf, or in any 
water where the current will not remove the same, any sub- 
stance liable to become putrid or offensive, or injurious to the 
public health, he shall incur a penalty of not more than twenty 
dollars, to be recovered by the health officers in the name of the 
town ; and the health officers shall remove the same. 

[Approved August 28, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTKR 110 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, AND CHAP- 
TER 25 OF THE LAWS OF 1879, RELATING TO BILLIARD-TABLES AND BOWL- 
ING-ALLEYS. 



Sect. 

1. Billiard-tables, pool-tables, and bowling- 

alleys to pay license. 

2. Town or city clerk may license for six 

months. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Billiard-tables, 



Sect. 1. Sections 5, 6, and 7 of chapter 110 of the General 
Laws are hereby amended by adding after the words "billiard- bowitng-aiieys* 
table" and "billiard-tables," wherever they occur in said sections, to pay license, 
the words "pool-table" and "pool-tables;" and section 5 of said 
chapter is further amended by adding after the words "kept for 
hire," in the second line of said section, the words "or in con- 
nection with any saloon or restaurant ; " and section 6 of said 
chapter is further amended by adding after the words "for hire," 
in the second line of said section, the words "or in connection with 
any saloon or restaurant ; " and section 7 of said chapter is hereby 
amended by adding to the last line of said section the words "or 
in connection with any saloon or restaurant," — so that said sections 
as amended shall read as follows : 

Sect. 5. The owner or person having charge of any billiard-table, 
pool-table, or bowling-alley kept for hire, or in connection with any 
saloon or restaurant, shall pay for a license the sum of ten dollars 



36 



Chapter 54. 



[1883. 



Town or city 
clerk may 
license for six 
months. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



on every billiard-table, pool-table, or bowling-alley so kept, to the 
to^vn or city where the same shall be kept, on or before the first 
day of May annually. The clerk of every to\^ai and city shall issue 
such license to any person applying for the same on or before the 
first day of May annually. Said license shall specify the number 
of billiard-tables, pool-tables, and bowling-alleys said person shall 
be allowed to keep for hire, or in connection with any saloon or 
restaurant, in said town or city, and shall not be issued till said 
person has paid to said clerk the sum of ten dollars for every bill- 
iard-table, pool-table, and bowling-alley he shall be authorized by 
said license to so keep. Said clerk shall keep a copy of every 
license so issued, and shall pay over the money received for said 
license to the town or city treasurer on or before the first day of 
June annually, less the sum of fifty cents for every license, which 
he shall retain for his fee for issuing the same. 

Sect. 6. Every owner or person having any billiard-table, pool-table, 
or bowling-alley in his charge, who keeps the same for hire, or in 
connection with any saloon or restaurant, and who shall not pro- 
cure and pay for a license for keeping the same on or before the 
first day of May annually in each year, shall be liable to a penalty 
of twenty dollars for every billiard-table, pool-table, or bowling- 
alley so kept to such town or city, to be recovered in an action of 
debt in the name of said town or city against said owner or the 
person having the same in charge. 

Sect. 7. This license or penalty shall be in lieu of all taxes on 
said billiard-table, pool-table, or bowling-alley so kept for hire or in 
connection with any saloon or restaurant. 

Sect. 2. Chapter 25 of the Laws of 1879, approved July 16, 
1879, is hereby amended by adding after the words "'billiard-table," 
in the second line of section 1, the words "pool-table," and after the 
words "for hire," in the third line, the words "or in connection 
with any saloon or restaurant," so that said section shall read as 
follows : 

Sect. 1. The clerk of every town and city shall issue to the 
owner or person having charge of any billiard-table, pool-table, or 
bowling-alley kept for hire, or in connection with any saloon or 
restaurant, upon application of said OAvner or person and the pay- 
ment of five dollars to said clerk, a license for six months from the 
first day of May in the year in which such application shall be 
made, subject, however, to all the provisions of sections five and 
six of said chapter that are not inconsistent Avith this act. 

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

[Approved August 28, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 55, 56, 5T. 37 

CHAPTER 55. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE STATE TREASURER TO NEGOTIATE A TEMPORARY 

LOAN. 

Sect. 1. Temporary loan authorized— $200,000. 

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

Sect. 1. The treasurer, by advice and direction of tlie governor Temporary 
and council, is authorized to borrow for the temporary use of the — I'aoo/ico!'^*^^^ 
state a sum not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, at such 
times and in such amounts as may be necessary, at such rates of in- 
terest as may be determined, not to exceed five per cent, per annum. 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT FROM TAXATION THE LAND AND BUILDINGS SITUATE IN 
MANCHESTER, AND KNOWN AS THE ORPHANAGE AND HOME FOR OLD LA- 
DIES. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Property exempted from taxation. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the land and buildings situate on Hanover street, Property 
in Manchester, New Hampshire, and known as the Orphanage and taxa'tfon!^ ^^"^ 
Home for Old Ladies, being supported by voluntary contributions, 
and being a charitable institution for the support of orphans and 
old ladies, be and are hereby exempt from taxation while they are 
used for their present purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon and after its passage. Takes effect— 
[Approved August 31, 1883.] '"''""• 



CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT ABOLISHING THE POLICE COURT OF THE TOWN OF WOLFEBOROUGH. 

Sect. . sect. 

1. Police court abolished. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe7itatives m General 
Court coyivened : 



! court 



Sect. 1. That the police court of the to^vn of Wolfeborough is P°ii?V 
hereby abolished. ^ ^'°'"'""- 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. when! '^'''~ 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 
4 



Chapters 58, 59. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT FOR THE PUNISHMENT OF PARENTS WHO NEGLECT TO PROVIDE FOR 
THE SUPPORT OF THEIR MINOR CHILDREN. 



Sect. 
1. Such neglect punishable by imprisonment. 



I Sect. 

I 2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Such neglect 
punishable by 
imprisonment. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. Any parent able to earn a livelihood, who shall aban- 
don his or her minor children under ten years of age, or shall neg-- 
lect to provide for the support of the same, shall be imprisoned in 
the house of correction in the to^vn or county in which said offence 
is committed, and for want thereof in the common jail, for a term 
not exceeding three months for the first offence, and for a second 
offence not exceeding six months. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 59, 



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

Sect. 1 Sect. 

1. Governor may draw warrant to provide for 2. Takes effect— when, 
deficiency in income of prison. | 

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



Governor may 
draw warrant 
to provide for 
deficiency in 
income of 
prison. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That in case the income of the state prison should, at 
any time prior to the first Wednesday of June, 1885, 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. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 60, 61. 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 25, CHAPTER 269, IN RELATION TO TOWN 
LOCK-UPS. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Selectmen to provide lock-up on petition 2. Takes effect— when. 
of thirty voters. | 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Cren- 
eral Court co7ivened : 

Sect, 1. Section 25 of chapter 269 of the General Laws is here- Selectmen to 
by amended by striking out the word "■fifty" in the first hne, and on°petiHon of*^ 
inserting therein the word "thirty," so that said section shall read ti^^'^y voters. 
as follows : The selectmen of any to^^ai, upon petition of thirty or 
more legal voters of said to^vn, shall provide a suitable lock-up for 
the temporary detention of offenders. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CUSTODY OF WILLS. 



Sect. 

1. Wills may be deposited by testators in reg- 

istry of probate. 

2. To be enwrapped and endorsed, and not 

opened. 



Sect. 

3. To whom to be delivered. 

4. If not called for, liow disposed of. 

5. Wills to be delivered to court of probate. 

6. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. A will maybe deposited by the testator, or by any Wiiis may be 
person for him, in the registry of probate in the county where the to^atorl'^in reg- 
testator lives, to be safely kept until delivered or disposed of as i^try of probate, 
hereinafter provided ; and the register, upon being paid the fee of 
one dollar therefor, shall receive and keep such will, and give a 
certificate of the deposit thereof, and he shall keep an index of 
all wills so deposited in the said probate office. 

Sect. 2. Every will intended to be deposited as aforesaid shall To be en- 
be enclosed in a sealed wrapper, w^ith an indorsement thereon of rndorsed,*aad 
the name and residence of the testator, and of the day when and ^°^ opened, 
the person b}^ whom it is deposited ; and the wrapper may also 
have indorsed upon it the name of a person to whom the will is to 
be delivered after the death of the testator. A will when so de- 
posited shall not be opened until it is delivered to a person entitled 
to receive it, or until it is otherAvise disposed of as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

Sect. 3. During the lifetime of the testator such will shall be To whom to be 
delivered only to the testator, or in accordance with his order in *^«"^"®^- 



40 



Chapters 61, 62. 



[1883. 



If not called for, 
how disposed 
of. 



Wills to be de- 
livered to court 
of probate. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



wi-iting, duly proA^ed by the oath of a subscribing witness ; and 
after the death of the testator it shall be delivered to the person 
named in the endorsement, if such person demands it. 

Sect. 4. If the will is not called for by the person, if any, named 
in the indorsement, it shall be publicly opened at the first probate 
court held after notice of the testator's death, and shall be retained 
in the registry until it is so opened ; or, if the jurisdiction of the 
case belongs to another court, it shall be delivered to the executors 
named in said will, or to the probate court having jurisdiction of 
the estate of the testator to be presented for probate in such other 
court. 

Sect. 5. Section 2 of chapter 194, General Laws, is hereby 
amended by inserting after the clause " every person having the 
custody of any will" the words "other than a register of probate," 
so that said section as amended shall read : Every person having 
the custody of any will other than the register of probate, shall, 
within thirty days after he has knowledge of the decease of the 
testator, deliver the same to the court of probate, or to the person 
named therein as executor. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 62. 

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

Sect. l. Eight hundred thousand dollars authorized. 

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



$80n,000,author- 
ized. 



Sect. 1. The sum of four hundred thousand dollars shall be 
raised annually for the use of the state for the years 1884 and 1885 ; 
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 session of 1883, and 
the selectmen of such towns . and places, and the assessors of such 
cities, are hereby required to assess the sums specified in said war- 
rants, and cause the same to be paid to said treasurer on or 
before the first day of December in the years 1884 and 1885 ; and 
the state treasurer is hereby authorized to issue his extents for all 
taxes which shall remain unpaid on the dates last above named. 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 63, 64. 41 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6, CHAPTER 141, GENERAL LAWS, RELAT- 
ING TO MILLS AND THEIR REPAIRS. 

Sect. 1. Persons interested to be notified, and ordered to contribute. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Rouse of Representatives in Cren- 
eral Court convened: 

Sect, 1. Section 6 of chapter 141 of the General Laws is hereby Persons inter- 

1 T • 1 II • •^ n ±. ested to be 

amended by striking out the words "married woman m the iirst notified, and or- 
line of said section; also by striking out the word "husband" in tribute.*'*^"''" 
the third line of said section, so that said section shall read : 

Sect. 6. If any person interested is a tenant for life or years, or 
mortgagee in possession or under guardianship, the guardian, ten- 
ant, or mortgagee shall be so notified, and may be ordered to con- 
tribute as owner, and shall have a lien for the sum contributed upon 
the part or share of the owner on account of whose part or share 
such sum is paid. 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 64. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 119 OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, RELATING TO LICENSING PEDDLERS, TRANSIENT TRADERS, &C. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Fees for license increased. I 2. Takes effect— wlien. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Souse of Representatives in Gren- 
eral Court co7ivened: 

Sect. 1. Strike out the words "twenty" and "fifty" wherever Fees for license 
they occur in section 4 of chapter 119 of the General Laws, and incensed, 
insert in the places thereof the words "one hundred," so that said 
section as amended shall read: Such license shall be of no avail 
until the person applying shall pay or cause to be paid to the said 
clerk in each county where he proposes to do business, as follows : 
For hawker and peddler, the sum of ten dollars; for auctioneer 
merchant, the sum of one hundred dollars; for itinerant or tempo- 
rary merchant, the sum of one hundred dollars. And the said 
clerk shall sign a receipt for the same on the back of said license; 
and the said clerk shall, within ten days, transmit such sum to the 
state treasurer for the use of the state ; and a receipt from the 
state treasurer shall be a sufficient voucher for the faithful per- 
formance of the provisions of this section. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] '^^''''- 



42 



Chapter 65. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 65. 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTIONS 1, 2, AND 3 OF CHAPTER 119 OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, RELATIVE TO LICENSING PED- 
DLERS, TRANSIENT TRADERS, &C., &C. 



SECT. 

1. Penalty for peddling without license. 

2. Wiiat persons exempted. 

3. Clerk of court to grant license only for 

county in which applicant resides. 



Sect. 
4. Repealing clause : talies effect— when. 



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



Penalty for 
peddling with- 
out license. 



What persons 
exempted. 



Sect. 1. That section 1 of chapter 119 be amended by strik- 
ing out in third line after word " temporarily " the words " who shall 
not on the first day of April have been assessed on his stock of 
goods;" also by striking out the amendment made after word "per- 
sons" in fourth line of same section, made in 1879, the words "not 
being agents or employes of a person so assessed;" also by insert- 
ing after the word "exposing" in sixth line the words "or oifering," 
so that said section after being so amended shall read: 

Every hawker, peddler, and auctioneer merchant, and every itin- 
erant merchant or trader, doing business in any town or city in this 
state temj)orarily, or other persons going about from place to place 
either on foot or with horse, or otherwise carrying for sale, or expos- 
ing or offering for sale, any wares or merchandise without license, 
shall be punished by fine as follows : 

For hawker and peddler, not more than one hundred dollars ; for 
auctioneer merchant, not more than two hundred dollars; for itin- 
erant merchant, not more than two hundred dollars. 

Sect. 2. That section 2 of chapter 119 be amended by insert- 
ing in third line after word "trade" the words "nor to any wholesale 
peddler who sells goods at wholesale only, and who shall have been 
assessed on his stock of goods in any town or city in this state on 
the first day of April," so that said section 2 shall read after 
being so amended: 

The provisions of the preceding section shall not apply to any 
agent or hired person whose business is to carry samples or spec- 
imens for wdiolesale trade, nor to any wholesale peddler who sells 
goods at wholesale only, and who shall have been assessed on his 
stock of goods in any town or city in this state on the first day of 
April, nor for the sale or exposing for sale of fish, fruits, vegetables, 
provisions, fuel, new^spapers, or any production of his o\vn indus- 
try ; nor to any citizen of this state who shall present to the clerk 
of the supreme court a certificate from the selectmen of the town 
in which he resides of his inability to earn a subsistence by manual 
labor, by reason of ill-health or decrepitude, which certificate shall 
be of no effect till recorded by such clerk, who shall receive there- 
for twenty-five cents. 

Sect. 3. That section 3 of chapter 119 be amended by insert- 
to grant license jj-^g jj-^ second line after word "only" the words "and only for that 
county in which said person or applicant so applyii 
dence," so that said section so amended shall read; 



Clerk of court 
to grant llcens 
only for county 
in which ap] '" 
.cant resides. 



1883.] Chapters 65, 66, 67. 43 

The clerk of tlie supreme court may grant sucli license for one 
year only, and only for that county in which said person or appli- 
cant so applying holds his residence, upon application, and satisfac- 
tory evidence being given of a good moral character. Such license 
shall be recorded in the county clerk's records, and a copy of the 
record given to the person applying, the fee for which shall be one 
dollar, to be paid by the applicant. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the above Repealing 
are hereby repealed. This act shall take effect from its passage. effect-when'. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 66. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE FEES OF TRAVEL OF WITNESSES IN CIVIL CASES. 

Sect. \ Sect. 

1. Travel fees of non-resident witnesses reg- 2. Repealing clause. 
ulated. I 3. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That in all civil causes the party prevailing shall be Travel fees of 
entitled to tax for the travel of witnesses residing out of the state wu^nesses regu- 
to the line of this state only, unless the court in its discretion spe- ^^^^^' 
cially orders otherwise. 

Sect. 2. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this filP^g^^"^ 
act are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 67. 

AN ACT TO EQUALIZE THE SALARIES OF THE JUDGES AND REGISTERS OF 
PROBATE IN THE SEVERAL COUIsTIES. 

Sect. 1. Salaries equalized. 

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

Sect. 1. That the annual salaries of the judges and registers of SaUries equai- 
probate in the several counties shall be as follows : 

;;^In Rockingham, of the judge, six hundred and twenty-five dol- Rockingham, 
lars ; of the register, eight hundred dollars. 

In Strafford, of the judge, four hundred and seventy-five dollars; Strafford. 
of the register, six hundred dollars. 

In Belknap, of the judge, three hundred and fifty dollars ; of the Belknap, 
register, four hundred and fifty dollars. 



44 



Chapters 67, 68. 



[1883. 



Hillsborough. 



In Carroll, of the judge, three hundred and fifty dollars ; of the 
register, four hundred and fifty dollars. 

In Merrimack, of the judge, seven hundred dollars ; of the regis- 
ter, eight hundred aud seventy-five dollars. 

In Hillsborough, of the judge, nine hundred dollars ; of the reg- 
ister, eleven hundred dollars. 

In Cheshire, of the judge, four hundred dollars ; of the register, 
five hundred dollars. 

In Sullivan, of the judge, three hundred dollars ; of the register, 
three hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

In Grafton, of the judge, six hundred dollars ; of the register, 
seven hundred dollars. 

In Coos, of the judge, four hundred and twenty-five dollars ; of 
the register, five hundred and seventy-five dollars. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



V 



CHAPTER 68 



AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 11, CHAPTER 89 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELAT- 
ING TO TEXT-BOOKS IN SCHOOLS. 



1. Change of text-books regulated. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Change of text- 
books regu- 
lated. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That said section be and hereby is amended as follows : 
Strike out the word "three" in the fifth line, and insert therein 
the word "five," and by adding at the end thereof " excepting one 
or more series of readers may be used for supplementary reading," 
so that said section shall read as follows : Section 11. Any text- 
book or series of text-books on one subject, which, on the tenth day 
of July, eighteen hundred and seventy-eight, shall have been in 
established use in any school for a less time than three years, and 
any which shall be thereafter introduced by the school committee, 
shall continue in use therein for the term of five years from its 
introduction, and during that time no other text-book on the same 
subject shall be used (unless the prices for which new books are 
stipulated to be sold after their introduction shall be increased by 
the publishers), excepting that one or more series of readers may be 
used for supplementary reading. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 69, 70. 46 



CHAPTER 69. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT COASTING IN PUBLIC STREETS. 



Sect. 
4. Repealing clause. 



Sect. 

1. Coasting in public streets prohibited. 

2. Penalty. 

3. Towns and cities may provide coasting- 

places. 

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

Sect. 1. No person shall coast or slide, upon any sled or other Coasting in 
vehicle, on or over any sidewalk of any street, lane, or alley, nor in prohibif/d.^ * 
any highway or public street in any village or thickly settled por- 
tion of any town or city, to the danger of travellers. 

Sect. 2. Any person convicted of an offence under this act shall Penalty. 
be subject to the same penalties provided in section 16 of chapter 
269 of the General Laws. 

Sect. 3. Any town, or the city council of any city, is hereby Towns and 
authorized and empowered to appropriate a sum not exceeding five vide coasting- 
hundred dollars in any year, for the purpose of providing a suitable p^'*'^®*- 
sliding, coasting, or skating place or places, and of controlling and 
keeping the same in order, under such rules and regulations as they 
may prescribe, said appropriation to be made at any regularly 
called town-meeting, notice of such proposed action having been 
given in the warrant for the same, or at any regular meeting of the 
city council of any city. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 70 



AN ACT FOR THE BETTER REGISTRATION OF BIRTHS, MARRIAGES, AND 
DEATHS. 



1. Duties of secretary of State Board of 

Health. 

2. Of persons attending professionally at 

births 



Sect. 

7. Sub-registrars. 

8. Town-clerks to make returns to registrars. 

9. Registrars to publish and distribute re- 

ports. 



3. Of persons solemnizing marriages. | 10. Town-clerk's record prma /acie evidence, 

4. Of physicians and undertakers. j 11. Punishment of delinquents. 

5. Of town-clt-rk in case deceased person has j 12. Fees of physicians and clerks. 

not been attended by phy.sician. | 13. Takes effect — when : repealing clause. 

6. Interments and disinterments regulated. ! 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of RejJresentatives in Gren- 
. eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. The secretary of the State Board of Health shall be the Duties of secre- 
registrar of vital statistics for the state, and shall furnish to sextons, Bo^rd of * 



to clergymen and others authorized to marry, to physicians, town- 



Health. 



46 



Chapter 70. 



[1883. 



Record of 
birth. 



Record of 
marriage. 



Record of 
death. 



Of persons at- 
tending profes- 
sionally at 
births. 



Of persons sol- 
emnizing mar- 
riages. 



Of physicians 
and uudertali- 
ers. 



Of town-clerk, 
in case deceased 
person has not 
been attended 
by physician. 



clerks, and clerks of tlie society of Friends, a copy of this act, and 
suitable blanks for recording births, marriages, and deaths, so 
printed, with aj)propriate headings, as readily to show the follow- 
ing facts and such others as may be deemed necessary to secure an 
accurate registration : 

I. The record of a birth shall state its date and place of occur- 
rence, full Christian and surname (if named), color and sex of 
child, whether living or stillborn, and the full Christian and sur- 
names, color, occupation, residence, and birthplace of parents. 

II. The record of marriage shall state its date and place of 
occurrence, the name, residence, and official character of the person 
by whom solemnized, the full Christian and surnames of the par- 
ties, the age, color, occupation, and residence of each, the condi- 
tion (whether single or widowed), whether first, second, or other 
marriage ; and the full Christian and surnames, residence, color, 
occupation, and birthplace of their parents. 

III. The record of a death shall state its date, the full Christian 
and surname of the deceased, the sex, color, condition (whether 
single or married),. age, occupation, place of birth, place of death, 
the full Christian and surnames and birthplaces of parents, and the 
disease or cause of death. 

Sect. 2, The attending physician, accoucheur, midwife, or other 
person in charge, who shall attend, assist, or advise at the birth of 
any child, living or stillborn, within the limits of any town or city 
in this state, shall report to the clerk of such town within six days 
thereafter all the facts regarding such birth, as is required in sec- 
tion one of this act. 

Sect. 3. Every person authorized to unite persons in marriage 
shall make a record of every marriage solemnized before him, in 
conformity with the requisitions prescribed for blank records of 
marriages in section one of this act, and shall Avithin six days 
thereafter deliver or forward to the clerk of the town in which the 
marriage intention was recorded a copy of such record of marriage. 

Sect. 4. Whenever any person shall die, or any stillborn child 
shall be brought forth in this state, the physician attending at such 
bringing forth, or last sickness, shall fill out and deliver to the 
undertaker, town-clerk, or other person superintending the burial 
of said deceased person, a certificate, duly signed, setting forth, as 
far as may be, the facts required in the record of a death, accord- 
ing to section one of this act ; and it shall be the duty of the under- 
taker, or other person having charge of the burial of said deceased 
person, to add to said certificate the date and place of burial, and 
having duly signed the same, to forward it to the clerk of the town 
or city, and obtain a permit for burial ; and in case of any conta- 
gious or infectious disease, said certificate shall be made and for- 
warded immediately. 

Sect. 5. In the case of any deceased person not having had the 
attendance of a physician in his or her last sickness, the town-clerk 
may issue and sign the certificate of death upon presentation of 
such facts as may be obtained of relatives, persons in attendance 
upon said deceased person during said last sickness or present at 
the time of death, and the permit for burial shall be issued upon 
such information. 



1883.] Chapter 70. 47 

Sect. 6. No interment or disinterment of the dead body of any interments and 

1 1 • T •!_• j_i J! • j_i ij_ disinterments 

human being, or disposition thereof in any tomb, vault, or ceme- regulated, 
tery, shall be made without a permit as aforesaid, nor otherwise 
than in accordance with such permit. No undertaker or other per- ^ 
son shall assist in, assent to, or allow any such interment or disin- 
terment to be made until such permit has been given as aforesaid ; 
and it shall be the duty of every undertaker or other person having 
charge of any burial-place as aforesaid, Avho shall receive such per- 
mit, to preserve and return the same to the clerk of the town 
within six days after the day of burial. 

Sect. 7. The town-clerk may appoint suitable and proper per- sub-registrars. 
sons, not exceeding two in number in any town, as sub-registrars, 
who shall be authorized to issue burial permits based upon a de^-th 
certificate, as hereinbefore provided, in the same manner as is 
required of the town-clerk ; and the said record of death upon 
which the permit is issued shall be forwarded to the town-clerk 
within six days after receiving the same, and all permits by whom- 
soever issued shall be returned to the town-clerk as required by 
section seven of this act. The appointment of sub-registrars shall 
be made with reference to locality, so as to best convenience the 
inhabitants of the town. 

Sect. 8. The clerk of every town shall keep a chronological Town-cierks to 
record of all births, marriages, and deaths reported to him, and S^lislrars."^"* ^'^ 
shall annually, in the month of January, transmit a copy of the 
record of all births, marriages, and deaths occurring during the 
year ending December 31st next preceding such said report, to the 
state registrar, together with the names, residences, and official 
stations of all such persons as have neglected to make returns to 
him in relation to the subject-matters of such records, which the 
law required them to make. 

Sect. 9. The state registrar shall cause the returns made to him Registrars to 
in pursuance of the preceding section to be arranged, alphabetic tVibut^ reports" 
indexes of all the names contained therein to be made, and the 
whole bound in convenient volumes, and carefully preserved in his 
office. He shall annually make and publish a general abstract and 
report of the returns of the preceding year in such a form as will 
render them of practical utility, not more than one thousand copies 
of which shall be printed, one copy of which shall be forwarded to 
every town, one copy to each senator and representative, one copy 
to each state and territory in the Union, and the remainder to such 
departments, libraries, and persons as the state registrar shall 
direct. 

Sect. 10. The town-clerk's record of any birth, marriage, or xown-cierk's 
death, or a duly certified copy thereof, shall be prima facie evi- fade evidence, 
dence of such birth, marriage, or death, in any judicial proceeding. 

Sect. 11. If any person shall wilfully neglect or refuse to per- Punishment of 
form any duty imposed upon him by the provisions of this act, he '^^ ^'^'i^^^^^- 
shall be fined not more than one hundred dollars for each offence, 
for the use of the town in which the offence occurred ; and it shall 
be the duty of the state registrar to enforce this section as far as 
comes within his power. 

Sect. 12. The fees of physicians for making returns of each Feesofphysi- 
birth and death, as herein provided, shall be the same as are now clerks. 



48 



Chapters 70, 71, 72. 



[1883. 



Takes effect- 
when : repeal- 
ing clause. 



in force ; and the clerk of each city and town shall be paid by such 
city or town, for receiving, recording, and returning the facts 
required to be recorded by this act, the sum of fifteen cents for 
each birth, marriage, and death. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect and be in force on and after 
the first day of January, 1884 ; and all acts and parts of acts in- 
consistent with this act are hereby rej)ealed. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 71. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 189 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO THE 
DUTIES OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE IN CASE OF SICKNESS OR INCAPACITY. 

Sect. [ Sect. 

1. Judge of probate of one county may be 2. His powers and compensation, 
detailed to perform the duties of another. I 3. Takes effect — when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate avid House of Mepresentatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 



Judge of pro- Sect 1. That chapter 189 of the General Laws be amended by 

coutty^may be adding the following section : Whenever any judge of probate shall 

form^the^du^ies ^® uiiable to attend any regular term of the probate court for his 

of another. couiity by I'easoii of sickness or other proper cause, any justice of 

the supreme court, upon application of said judge of probate or 

the register of probate for that county, may call upon the judge of 

probate of any adjoining county to hold said term on that day or 

any subsequent clay of adjournment. 

Sect. 2. The judge holding court by request, as provided in the 
foregoing section, is hereby authorized to do any business that 
the probate judge for said county could lawfully do, and shall 
receive the same pay now provided by law for holding special terms 
in his county ; and the state treasurer shall pay the same on certifi- 
cate of the register that a court has been so liolden, and deduct the 
same from the salary of the judge whose place is so supplied. 
Takes effect— Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
^^^''- [Approved SeiDtember 7, 1883.] 



His powers and 
compensation. 



CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 203, GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO THE 
DISTRIBUTION OF ESTATES. 

Sect. > Sect. 

1. Representation among collaterals extended. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it eriacted hy the Senate ayid House of Bepresentatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 



Representation Sect. 1. Scctiou 3 of chapter 203 of the General Laws is 

among coUat- . . ,1 

erais extended, amended by inserting m the second line thereof before the word 



1883.] Chapters 72, 73. 49 



"children" the word "grand," so that said section shall read: 
Sect. 3. No representation shall be allowed among collaterals be- 
yond the degree of brothers' and sisters' grandchildren. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage. ^ak^s 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 73. 

AN ACT IN EELATION TO THE HOLDING OF TEACHERS' INSTITUTES. 



Sect. I Sect. 



1. Teachers' institutes revived. 

2. Normal school teachers to attend them. 

3. Superintendent of public instruction to ap- 

point suitable person in case he cannot 
attend. 



4. Expenses of institutes provided for. 

5. How paid. 

6. Accounts to be audited. 

7. Takes effect— when : repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. It shall be the duty of the state superintendent of Teachers' insti- 
public instruction, in addition to his other duties, to organize, *"*^* '^'^^^^^ • 
superintend, and hold at least one teachers' institute each year in 
each county of the state, and to appoint the time and place, and 
make suitable ari*angements therefor. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the principal and teachers of Normal school 
the state normal school to assist and give instruction at said insti- tend^fhem:*^" 
tutes, so far as they can without interfering with their duties in expenses. 
said normal school ; and the superintendent of public instruc- 
tion and the principal and teachers of the state normal school 
shall receive no additional compensation, except for travel and 
other actual and necessary expenses, while so employed. 

Sect. 3. The superintendent of public instruction, in case he superintendent 
is unable for any cause to conduct in person any institute, or to struction to 
make the necessary arrangements therefor, shall appoint the prin- we personln" 
cipal of the state normal school, or some other suitable person, attend^ *'''"^"* 
for that purpose. 

Sect. 4. For the purpose of defraying the necessary expenses of Expenses of in- 
such institutes, the state treasurer is hereby authorized and in- ed for.^ ^ 
structed to invest, as a permanent institute fund, the proceeds of 
the sale of the state lands, effected under the authority of a joint 
resolution approved June 28, 1867, and which by a subsequent act, 
approved July 3, 1868, was set apart for the purposes of common 
school education, in such way and manner as the legislature might 
determine, and the annual income of said funds shall be and is 
hereby set apart for the support of teachers' institutes. 

Sect. 5. The superintendent of public instruction may draw How paid, 
upon the state treasurer each year for such part of the annual 
income of said institute fund as may be necessary to defray 
necessary expenses of such institutes, and for procuring suitable 
instruction and lecturers for the same. 



50 



Chaptees 73, 74. 



[1883. 



Takes effect- 
when: repeal- 
ing clause. 



Sect. 6. The account of the superintendent of public instruc- 
tion for the expenses of said institutes shall be audited each year 
by the governor and council, and said superintendent shall incor- 
porate in his annual report a report of said institutes, and his 
account for the expenses of the same. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are hereby repealed. 
[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 74. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 1 AND 3, CHAPTER 120 OP THE GENERAL. 
LAWS, RELATING TO DEALERS IN OLD METALS. 



Sect. 

1. Dealers in old metals to be licensed. 

2. To keep record of articles purchased of 

minors. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— wheu. 



Be it enacted hythe Senate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court cotivened : 



Dealers in old Sect. 1. That scctioii 1, chapter 120 of the General Laws, is 
Uc^eMld? ^^ hereby amended by adding after the word " articles " in the fourth 
line the words " and of cotton or woollen mill waste, unfinished 
cloth, and cotton or woollen mill yarns in an unfinished state, not 
of family manufacture," so that the section as amended shall read 
as follows : 

Section 1. The mayor and aldermen of any city, or the select- 
men of any town, may license suitable persons to be dealers in and 
keepers of shops for the purchase and sale or barter of old junk, 
old metals, or second-hand articles, and of cotton or woollen mill 
waste, unfinished cloth, and cotton or woollen mill yarns in an 
unfinished state, not of family manufacture, within their respec- 
tive cities or towns. 
To kepp record Sect. 2. That sectioii 3, chapter 120 of the General Laws, is 
cha'sefrof* ^"'^" hereby amended by adding after the word ''minor" in the third 
minors. jinc the words " and of cotton or woollen mill waste, unfinished 

cloth, and cotton or woolen mill yarns in an unfinished state, not 
of family manufacture, of any person," so that the section as 
amended shall read as follows : 

Section 3. Every person so licensed shall keep a record of all 
articles aforesaid purchased or obtained by him, by barter or oth- 
erwise, of any minor, and of cotton or woollen mill waste, unfin- 
ished cloth, and cotton or woollen mill yarns in an unfinished state, 
not of family manufacture, of any person, specifying the time of 
such purchase or barter, the number, weight, quantity, and other 
description of the articles so purchased or bartered, and the name 
and residence of the person offering the same for sale or barter, 
which shall be at all times open to the inspection of the police 
officers of such city or selectmen of such town. 
Takes effect— Sect. 3. This act sliall take effect from and after its passage, 
^^e^- [Approved September 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chaptees 75, 76. 51 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REFUNDING BY THE STATE OF CERTAIN TAXES 
COLLECTED UNDER CHAPTER 64 OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Tax on legacies to be refunded. | '2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That executors and administrators of deceased persons, Tax on legacies 
and parties who have paid taxes required by chapter 64 of the *" ^® refunded. 
General Laws of this state, which has been pronounced unconsti- 
tutional by the supreme court of the state, may present to the gov- 
ernor the receipts of the registers of probate of the several coun- 
ties in the state, or other evidence showing the payment of such 
tax, who, if satisfied of the payment thereof, shall draw his war- 
rant for the amount of such tax upon the treasurer of the state, 
who shall pay the same upon presentation out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^h^n! *^^*"~ 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 76. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE SELECTMEN AND COLLECTOR OF 
THE TOWN OF GROTON FOR THE YEAR 1879. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Action legalized. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That all taxes assessed by the board of selectmen of Action legai- 
Groton for the year 1879 are hereby legalized, and all 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 all 
taxes in said town for the year 1879, are hereby ratified, confirmed, 
and legalized. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. when!^^^^*~ 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



52 



Chapters 77, 78. 
CHAPTER 77. 



[1883. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP SECTION 14 OF CHAPTER 78 OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, RELATING TO SIDEWALKS AND SEWERS. 



Sect. 1. Provisions of said chapter extended to village precincts and fire districts. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and Ho 
Court convened : 



of Representatives in General 



Provisions of 
said chapter 
extended to 
village pre- 
cincts and fire 
districts. 



Sect. 1. Section 14 of chapter 78 of the General Laws is 
amended (1) by inserting after the word "towns," in the second 
line thereof, the words " village precincts and village fire districts ;" 

(2) by inserting in the third line of said section after the word 
" towns " the words " village precincts and village fire districts ;" 

(3) by inserting after the word "• towns " in the fifth line of said 
section the words " and the selectmen of the town or towns in 
which such village precinct or village fire district is situated," — so 
that said section as amended shall read: 

Sect. 14. The provisions of this chapter, or those relating to 
either sidewalks or sewers, shall be in force in such towns, village 
precincts, and village fire districts as have adopted or may adopt the 
same, in which case the towns, village precincts, and village fire 
districts shall have the same rights as cities have by virtue of this 
chapter ; and the selectmen of such towns, and the selectmen of 
the town or towns in which such village precinct or village fire 
district is situated, shall perform all the duties and have all the 
powers conferred by this chapter upon the mayor and aldermen in 
case of cities, and the rights of all parties interested shall be set- 
tled in the same way as herein provided. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 7 



AN ACT TO LEGALIZE AND MAKE VALID THE ACTS AND DOINGS OF THE 
SELECTMEN AND COLLECTOR OF THE TOWN OF DUMMER FOR THE YEAR 
1879. 



Sect. 
1. Action legalized. 



I Sect. 

I 2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Action legal- 
ized. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the acts and doings of the selectmen and collector 
of the town of Dummer for the year 1879 are hereby legalized and 
made valid. 

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

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 79, 80. 53 



CHAPTER T9. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PRESERVATION OF DOCUMENTS AND PAPERS 
USED BEFORE LEGISLATIVE COMMITTEES. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Legislative papers to be preserved. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That tlie clerks of the several committees of the house Legislative pa- 
and of the senate, and of the joint committees of both house and LTved. ^^^^' 
senate, shall carefully preserve all papers and documents used be- 
fore their respective committees and not sent back to the house or 
senate, until the close of the session of the legislature, and then tie 
those together relating to each matter by said committees consid- 
ered, properly inscribe the same, and deposit them with the clerk 
of either body wherein they are last used, who shall deposit them 
in the office of the secretary of state, where they shall be kept for 
future reference. 

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

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 80. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SETTLEMENT OF PAUPERS. 



Sect. i Sect. 

1. Settlement limited to since 1870. 3. Takes effect- when 

2. Repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. No town shall be liable for the support of any person, Settlement lim- 
unless said person, or the person under whom said person derives 1870. 
a settlement, shall have wholly gained a settlement therein since 
the first day of January, 1870. 

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

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

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



when. 



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Chapters 81, 82. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR CHOOSING MEASURERS OF WOOD OR BARK, AND FIX- 
ING THEIR COMPENSATION. 



Sect. 
1. Towns to choose measurers of wood. 



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



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe^itatives in General 
Court convened : 



Towns to 
choose meas- 
urers of wood. 



Repealing 
clause: takes 
effect — when. 



Sect. 1. Measurers of wood or bark shall be chosen by each 
town, whose duty shall be to measure any wood or bark when 
requested, and give a certificate thereof, for which service they 
shall be paid by the party requesting the services forty cents for 
each hour or fractional part thereof by them necessarily spent in 
the performance of such services, when the amount to be so meas- 
ured exceeds twenty cords, and four cents per cord when the 
amount to be so measured is twenty cords or less. 

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 September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR FILLING VACANCIES IN THE HOUSE OF REPRESEN- 
TATIVES. 

Sect. 1. Vacancies to be filled. 

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



Vacancies t 
filled. 



Sect. 1. When any vacancy shall exist in the representation in 
the general court, by reason of the death, or resignation, or removal 
from the town, ward, or class, of the person who shall have been 
elected as such representative, the selectmen of such town or ward, 
or in any class the selectmen of the town in which the meeting 
should last have been holden, shall without unnecessary delay call 
a meeting of all persons in such town or class qualified to vote in 
the election of senators, at which meeting a representative shall be 
elected as provided in article 16 of the constitution ; and if such 
election shall be had before the meeting of the general court, the 
clerk of the preceding house of representatives shall place the name 
of such representative upon the roll of members elect. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 83, 84. 55 



CHAPTER 83. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC 

ARTS. 



Sect. 

1. State treasurer to cancel bond. 

2. To credit amount, and pay interest to col- 

lege. 



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



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

Sect. 1. That the state treasurer is hereby authorized and in- state treasurer 
structed, on the first day of September, A. D. 1884, on the matu- 
rity of the state bond for eighty tliousand dollars registered in the 
name of the trustees of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture 
and the Mechanic Arts, to cancel said bond and charge the amount 
to the account of state bonds. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer is directed to place the amount of to credit 
said cancelled bond to the credit of the College of Agriculture and pLTin" erelt to 
the Mechanic Arts, and the same shall be held by the treasurer as college. 
a trust fund for the benefit of said college until otherwise ordered 
by the legislature ; and the state treasurer shall pay to the trustees 
of said college, semi-annually, interest on said fund at the same rate 
heretofore paid on the registered bond. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect effect— when. 
upon its passage. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 84. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF PERSONS TRAVELLING UPON RAILROAD 
TRAINS. 

Sect. 1 Sect. 

1. Provisions for removing bushes, etc. 3. Order of court thereon. 

2. Report of railroad commissioners. 4. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represetitatives in Crenr 
eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. Whenever the proprietors of any railroad deem it nee- fj"°'''^|°''® '*"" 
essary for the public safety that bushes or other obstructions at or bushes, etc. 
near any highway or farm crossing at grade, or upon the inside of 
any curve, outside of the thickly settled portion of any town or 
city, be removed, they may petition the supreme court for author- 
ity to take such land as may be necessary and keep the same clear 
of all such obstructions ; and notice thereof being given to the owner 
of the land, the petition may be referred to the railroad commissioners. 



56 



Chapters 84, 85, 86. 



[1883. 



Report of rail- 
road commis- 
sioners. 



Order of court 
thereou. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 2. The railroad coramissioners, after notice, examination, 
and hearing, as required by county commissioners in the case of 
highways, shall report whether the taking of the whole or any por- 
tion of the land described in the petition is reasonably necessary, 
and if not, what is necessary to be done for the public safety. 

Sect. 3. Upon such report the court shall make such order as 
to such curve or crossing as they may deem necessary. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 85. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE SELECTMEN AND COLLECTOR 
OF THE TOWN OF CHATHAM FOR THE YEARS 1882 AND 1883. 

Sect. 1. Action legalized : takes effect— when. 

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



Action legal- 
ized: takes 



Sect. 1. That the proceedings of the selectmen of the town of 
Chatham in relation to the assessment of taxes for 1882 and 1883, 
and the proceedings of the collector of said town for the same 
years, are hereby made legal and valid; and this act shall take 
effect on its passage. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 86. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE SECRETARY OF 

STATE. 



Sect. 

1. Index of records to be prepared. 

2. Secretary to report annually. 



Sect. 
3. Appropriation. 



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



Index of rec- 
ords to be pre- 
pared. 



Sect. 1. The secretary of state, as soon as may be practicable 
after the passage of this act, shall, under the direction of the gov- 
ernor and council, cause an examination to be made of the records 
and papers in his office, with a view to the preparation of a full 
and comprehensive index thereof ; and thereafter to cause to be 
prepared such index, — first, of the laws ; second, of the Journals 
of the Senate and House of Representatives ; third, of the records 
of the governor and council ; fourth, of the other records and pa- 
pers in his office, — and for that purpose is authorized to employ such 
clerical assistance as may be required. 



1883.] Chapters 86, 8T. . 57 

Sect. 2. He shall make a brief annual report to tlie governor f^^lH^'^^l 
and council of the progress of the work under tins act. a"y- 

Sect. 3. For the purpose of carrying into eifect the provisions Appropriation- 
of this act, a sum not exceeding ten hundred dollars is hereby an- 
nually appropriated for two years, commencing September 1st, 
1883, to be expended under the direction of the governor and 
council. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 87. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A BOUNTY ON WOODCHUCKS. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Ten cents bounty to be paid by selectmeu. 3. Takes effect— when. 

2. To be paid by state treasurer. 

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

Sect. 1. If any person shall kill any woodchuck Avithin this Ten cents boun- 
state, and shall produce the tail thereof to anyone of the selectmen g^iectmen'*''^ '^^ 
of the town within which said woodchuck was killed, or if there be 
no selectmen in said town, then to any one of the selectmen of the 
nearest town having such selectman, said selectman shall take the 
said tail, and so dispose of it that it shall not again be used for the 
purpose of bounty, and shall pay to the person so producing it the 
sum of ten cents : Provided^ that no bounty shall be paid for any 
woodchuck killed on Sunday. 

Sect. 2. The selectmen of every such town shall keep a true to be paid by 
account of the moneys so paid as bounty on woodchucks, and upon ****® treasurer, 
presentation of such amount, certified by a majority of such select- 
men to be just and true, to the treasurer of the state in the month 
of June, the same shall be paid from the state treasury, either to 
the representative of such town or to the selectmen thereof, upon 
their written order. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Tai^es effect— 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



58 CHAPXZiis S8, 89. [1883. 



CHAPTER SS. 

33: BELIEF OF THF. TOWX OF XEWTOK. 



Bi it ena:-' J - > r-ic .SV?iJC^ andHouM of RepreMentative^ in Creneral 

Ccmrt sytir-Ttrd: 

Sect. 1. The state treasurer is hereby authorized and required 
to abate from the state tax of IS S3, to be paid by the town of Xew- 
ton in the county of Bockinghanu eight cents for eTery one thou- 
sand dollars of the entire state tax : and the treasurer of the county 
of Rnr Vrnghaim is also hereby authorized and required to make a 
proportional abatement from the amount of county tax to be paid 
by said Xeirton in 1SS8. 

* Sect. — The state treasurer shall remit to the town of Xewton 
thirtr-two dollars of the state tax for each of the years 188<), 
18SL and 1882 : and the treasurer of the county of Roc Vin ghani 
>ha11 remit a proportional amount of the county tax paid by said 
town of Xewton for each of the years ISS'J. ISSl. and 1SS2. 

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

[Approved September 11- 1883.] 



CHAPTER 89. 



XAXAHOS OF HorsES or ?r3Lic woeship. 



SxXTL. 

2. Ecfwaacg sZi-^ije- 



3( it inacz-ii ly fh^ S^n^iti and Sou*e of R'rprtJf'.rit^iiivti in General 
Gsmrt '^I'Vi V'ltui : 

Sect. 1. Houses of public worship shall be exempt from taxa- 
tion. 

Sect. 2. AH acts and parts of acts ineonsisr^r.t — l^L liis act are 
hereby repealed- 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



1S83.] Chaftees 90. 91. 59 



CHAPTER 90. 

A>- ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTIOXS OF THE SELECTMEX AJSD COLLECTOR OF 
THE TOWX OF GROTOK FOR THE YEAR l5«2. 

SECT. I SECT. 

1. Action legalized. i 2- Tskes e5eoi-when. 

Be it enacted hit the Senate and Mouse of Bepresentatives in General 
Court convetied : 

Sect. 1. That all taxes assessed by the board of selectmen of ^^^''^^^ 
Groton for the year 18S2 are hereby legalized, and all acts and do- 
in^ of the selectmen and collector of taxes of said to^m for said 
xear in relation to the inventory, assessment, and collection of all 
taxes LQ said town for the year 1882. are hereby ratified, confirmed, 
and legalized. 



Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved September 7. 1883.] 



Tivkes 
•when. 



CHAPTER 91. 

AX ACT IX AMEXTDIMEXT OF SECTIOX 12, CHAPTER 2&0 OF THE GEXERAL LAWS. 
RELATING TO FEES OF WTTXESSES. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Fee^ before auditors, etc. I 2. Takes effect— when: repealing clause. 

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

Sect. 1. Section I'l. chapter 290 of the (reneral Laws, is hereby Fees before au- 
amended by inserting the words " and before auditors and referees "' '^"°^' ^^ 
after the word " courts " in the second line, and by inserting the 
word -and" before the word "pohce" in the fourth line: also, by 
omitting the words "auditors and referees" in the foiu'th line. — so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows: 

Sect. 12. The fees of ^vitnesses shall be. at the supreme and pro- 
bate courts, and before auditoi-s and referees for each day's anend- 
ance. one dollar and twenty-five cents : for travel to and fi'om coiut, 
for each mile, six cents : before justices and police courts, for each 
day's attendance, sixty-five cents : for travel to and from the place 
of testifying, for each mile, six cents. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts Takes effect— 
and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are Ss^cia^**^" 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved September 11. 1SS3.] 



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Chapters 92, 93. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 92. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 55 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, IN RELATION TO DE- 
LIVERING OF THE BLANK INVENTORIES BEFORE THE 20TH DAY OF MARCH. 

Sect. 1. Provisions as to delivery of blanlc inventories. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Hepresetitatives in Gfeneral 
Court convened : 



Provisions as 
dflivery of 
blank inven- 
tories. 



Sect. 1. So much of chapter 55 of the General Laws as requires 
the selectmen or assessors to deliver the blank inventories to per- 
sons and corporations liable to be taxed before the twentieth day 
of March be so far changed, and is hereby so far changed, that 
said blank inventories may be presented to the tax-payer by the 
selectmen or assessors when they go to examine and appraise the 
property to be taxed, and the same may then be filled out and 
sworn to by the person or corporation taxed, or, if not then com- 
pleted, it may be filled out and returned to the selectmen or asses- 
sors any time before the 15th day of April : Provided^ however^ 
that the provisions of this act shall be in force only in such towns 
as may at a legal meeting vote to adopt the same. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 93. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 273, SECTION 3, OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
IN RELATION TO OFFENCES AGAINST MORALITY AND RELIGION. 



Sect. 
1. Mills may be repaired on Sunday. 



I bECT. 

I 2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Mills may be 
repaired on 
Sunday. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. Section 3 of said chapter shall not be construed to pre- 
vent necessary repairs in mills and factories, which could not be 
made on a week day without throwing many operatives out of em- 
ployment. 

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

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



1883.] 



Chapter 94. 



61 



CHAPTER 9 4. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE CONSTRUCTION OF BUILDINGS TO BE USED FOR 
FACTORIES, HOTELS, TENEMENT-HOUSES, AND PLACES OF PUBLIC RESORT. 



Sect. 

1. Construction and inspection of public 

buildings. 

2. If unfit for occupancy, may be ordered 

closed. 



Sect. 

3. Penalty for violating order to close. 

4. Inspectors of buildings. 

5. Cities and towns may make regulations. 

6. Person aggrieved may appeal to court. 



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



Sect. 1. That the board of mayor and aldermen of each city. Construction 
and the selectmen of every town, shall have poAver to superintend of piwicbund- 
and direct, by themselves or inspectors appointed for that purpose, ^"§*- 
the construction of all buildings hereafter erected within the re- 
spective cities and towns, to be used for factories, hotels, tenement- 
houses, public halls, school-houses, or places of public resort for 
lectures, exhibitions, or other amusement, and shall require them 
to be so erected as to afford ample facility for entrance and exit on 
all occasions, suitably provided with means of escape in case of fire, 
and also that they be erected with reference to the health and 
safety of the persons who may reside in or visit them. 

Sect. 2. The said board of mayor and aldermen, and the said if unfit for oc- 
selectmen, shall have power to examine all buildings already be wdered**^ 
erected, or which shall be built hereafter, in their respective cities •=^°*®^- 
and toA\Tis, used for the purposes named in the preceding section, 
and if, after hearing the parties interested, in the opinion of such 
board of mayor and aldermen or such selectmen, any such building 
is so constructed as to be unsafe, or is so managed as to be un- 
healthful, or is not provided with suitable fire-escapes, the board of 
mayor and aldermen or the selectmen may order the same to be 
closed until such alterations are made as the board of selectmen 
shall prescribe. The proceedings of any hearing and orders there- 
on shall be entered in the records of such city or town. 

Sect. 3. Every person who shall let or use any building for the Penalty for vio- 
purposes in this act specified, after such building shall have been cios"ef ^'^^^^ *** 
ordered to be closed as provided in the preceding section, shall be 
punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, for the use of 
the city or town AAdiere such building is situated. 

Sect. 4. The board of engineers of every city, and the firewards inspectors of 
of every town, shall for the purposes of this act be deemed inspec- ^'"'^'^'"S*- 
tors of buildings, unless otherwise provided by such cities or towns ; 
and every building by them designated as requiring examination 
shall be examined within ten days by such board of mayor and 
aldermen or said selectmen, as provided in section 2. 

Sect. 5. The several cities shall have power to pass such ordi- cities and 
nances, and the several towns may make such regulations, as they makereguia- 
may respectively deem proper to carry into effect the powers here- *'""^' 
in granted, and may alter or repeal the same at their pleasure. 

Sect. 6. Every person who shall be aggrieved by the action of Persons ag- 
the board of mayor and aldermen or the selectmen ordering any IppTaUocourt 



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Chapters 94, 95, 96. 



[188^ 



such building to be closed, may appeal to the supreme court, any 
justice of which may inquire into the facts by a committee or oth- 
erwise, at such time and place as he shall appoint, of which he shall 
give reasonable notice to the parties in interest, and upon such 
hearing said justice may overrule or afhrm the order appealed from, 
and may pass svich further orders in the premises as he may deem 
proper. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 95. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 10 OF CHAPTER 273 OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Boarders may be entertained, and necessa- 2. Takes effect— when, 
ries of life sold, on Sunday. | 

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



Boarders may Sect. 1. Sectioii 10 of chapter 273 of the General Laws is here- 
and^necesTai'ies by amended so as to read as follows : Section 10. No person shall 
Sundav"'*^' °" keep open his shop, warehouse, cellar, restaurant, or workshop, for 
the reception of company, or shall sell or expose for sale any mer- 
chandise whatsoever on the first day of the week, commonly called 
the Lord's day ; but this section shall not be construed to prevent 
the entertainment of boarders, or the sale of milk, bread, and 



Takes effect- 
when. 



other necessaries of life, or drugs and medicines. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 96. 

AN ACT TO LIMIT THE TERM OF IMPRISONMENT OF PERSONS COMMITTED 
BY JUSTICES AND POLICE COURTS IN DEFAULT OF PAYMENT OF FINES 
AND COSTS. 



Sect. 
1. Time of imprisonment limited. 



Sect. 
2. Repealing clause: takes effect — wl>en. 



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



Timeof impri 
onment limit- 
ed. 



Sect. 1. Whenever any person is committed to jail in default of 
payment of any fine and costs imposed by any justice of the peace or 
police court, he shall be discharged from custody by the keeper of 
said jail at the expiration of a number of days after the date of his 
commitment therein equal to twice the number of dollars and the 



1883.] Chapters 9G, 97, 98. 63 

fraction of a dollar of the line and costs so imposed and tlie costs 
of such commitment therein ; and it shall be the duty of such jail- 
keeper to preserve a record of all discharges made under the pro- 
visions of this act. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- Repealing 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect effect— when. 
upon its passage. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 97. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Chaplain's salary, $800. ' 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Rej^resentatives in Cieneral 
Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That the sum of eight hundred dollars annually for the ^^''^Lfg'^'^ ^*^* 
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. Takes effect— 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 98. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE TLME OF HOLDING THE TERMS OF THE PROBATE 
COURT AT COLEBROOK IN THE COUNTY OF COOS. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Terms in January and August. I 2. Repealing clause. 

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

Sect. 1. The terms of the probate court, now by law required u^r^and^Au^' 
to be holden at Colebrook in the county of Coos, on the first gust.' 
Tuesday of February and the first Tuesday of September annu- 
ally, shall hereafter be holden on the last Tuesday of January and 
the last Tuesday of August annually. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- ^ilPgl""^^ 
sions of this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



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Chapter 99. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 99. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESSMENT OF 
PUBLIC TAXES. 



Sect. 
1. Proportion of every thousand dollars of 
public taxes to each town. 



Sect. 
2. Continues till new proportion made. 



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

Proportion of Sect. 1. That of every thousand dollars of public taxes here- 
dlihfrs^of pub-^ after to be raised, the proportion which each town and place shall 
e^ch to^wn° P^J' ^^'^^ fo^" which the treasurer of the state is hereby authorized 
to issue his warrant, shall be as follows, to wit : 

ROCKINGHAIM CoUNTY, '|!l31.21. 



Atkinson, one dollar and fifty-seven cents, $1.57 

Auburn, one dollar and fifty-four cents, 1.54 

Brentwood, one dollar and seventy-six cents, 1.76 

Candia, two dollars and sixty-three cents, 2.63 

Chester, tw^o dollars and fifty-five cents, 2.55 

Danville, one dollar, 1.00 

Deerfield, two dollars and ninety-one cents, 2,91 

Derry, four dollars and sixty-four cents, 4.64 

East Kingston, one dollar and twenty-tAvo cents, 1.22 

Epping, three dollars and fifty cents, 3.50 

Exeter, fourteen dollars and thirty-two cents, 14.32 

Fremont, one dollar and twenty-seven cents, 1.27 

Greenland, two dollars and thirty-five cents, 2.35 

Hamj)stead, two dollars and ten cents, 2.10 

Hampton, three dollars and sixteen cents, 3.16 

Hampton Falls, one dollar and forty-eight cents, 1.48 

Kensington, one dollar and forty-five cents, 1.45 

Kingston, two dollars and seven cents, 2.07 

Londonderry, three dollars and eighty cents, 3.80 

Newcastle, eighty-two cents, .82 

Newington, one dollar and fourteen cents, 1.14 

Newmarket, five dollars and seventy cents, 5.70 

Newton, one dollar and sixty-four cents, 1.64 

North Hampton, two dollars and eighty-three cents, 2.83 

Northwood, two dollars and seventy-nine cents, 2.79 

Nottingham, two dollars and four cents, 2.04 

Plaistow, one dollar and forty-two cents, 1.42 

Portsmouth, thirty-eight dollars and twenty-three cents, 38.23 

Raymond, one dollar and ninety-three cents, 1.93 

Rye, three dollars and eighty-six cents, 3.86 

Salem, two dollars and seventy-five cents, 2.75 

Sandown, eighty-seven cents, .87 

Seabrook, one dollar and thirty-eight cents, 1.38 

South Hampton, one dollar and six cents, 1.06 



1883.] Chapter 99. Q5 

South Newmarket, two dollars and forty-one cents, 12.41 

Stratliam, three dollars and twenty-one cents, 3.21 

Windham, one dollar and eighty-one cents, 1.81 

Strafford County,— 1108.82. 

Barrington, three dollars and thirty-five cents, $3.35 

Dover, forty-six dollars and seventy-five cents, 46.75 

Durham, three dollars and eighty cents, 3.80 

Farmington, six dollars and eighty-seven cents, 6.87 

Lee, two dollars and twenty-two cents, 2.22 

Madbury, one dollar and sixty-six cents, 1.66 

Middleton, fifty-eight cents, .58 

Milton, two dollars and seventy-nine cents, 2.79 

New Durham, one dollar and thirty-six cents, 1.36 

Rochester, fifteen dollars and seventy-three cents, 15.73 

Rollinsford, six dollars and forty-four cents, 6.44 

Somersworth, fourteen dollars and forty cents, 14.40 

Strafford, two dollars and eighty-seven cents, 2.87 

Belknap County,— 143.98. 

Alton, three dollars and three cents, $3.03 

Barnstead, three dollars and four cents, 3.04 

Belmont, two dollars and eighty-five cents, 2.85 

Centre Harbor, one dollar and twenty-six cents, 1.26 

Gilford, six dollars and eighty-five cents, 6.85 

Gilmanton, two dollars and eighty-six cents, 2.86 

Laconia, eleven dollars and thirty-seven cents, 11.37 

Meredith, four dollars and twenty-seven cents, 4.27 

New Hampton, one dollar and eighty -five cents, 1.85 

Sanbornton, two dollars and ninety-two cents, 2.92 

Tilton, three dollars and sixty-eight cents, 3.68 

Carroll County, — $31.33. 

Albany, forty-eight cents, I .48 

Bartlett, one dollar and twenty-eight cents, 1.28 

Brookfield, seventy-seven cents, .77 

Chatham, fifty-eight cents, .58 

Conway, three dollars and sixty-seven cents, 3.77 

Eaton, sixty-nine cents, .69 

Efiingham, one dollar and nineteen cents, 1.19 

Freedom, one dollar and forty-seven cents, 1.47 

Hart's Location, fifteen cents, .15 

Jackson, eighty-four cents, .84 

Madison, seventy-nine cents, .79 

Moultonborough, one dollar and ninety-one cents, 1.91 

Ossipee, two dollars and seventy-four cents, 2.74 

Sandwich, two dollars and fifty-two cents, 2.52 

Tamworth, two dollars and eight cents, 2.08 

Tuftonborough, one dollar and forty-eight cents, 1.48 



QQ Chapter 99. [1883. 

Wakefield, three dollars and nine cents, $3.09 

Wolfeborough, five dollars and sixty cents, 5.60 

Merreviack County, — 1152.44. 

AUenstown, four dollars, 14.00 

Andover, two dollars and ninety-six cents, 2.96 

Boscawen, four dollars and nine cents, 4.09 

Bow, two dollars and thirty-nine cents, 2.39 

Bradford, two dollars and fifty-one cents, 2.51 

Canterbury, three dollars and ten cents, 3.10 

Chichester, one dollar and seventy-five cents, 1.75 

Concord, sixty-three dollars and forty-three cents, 63.44 

Danbury, one dollar and fifty-two cents, 1.52 

Dunbarton, two dollars and sixty-four cents, 2.64 

Epsom, two dollars, 2.00 

Franklin, eleven dollars and thirty-nine cents, 11.39 

Henniker, three dollars and ninety-three cents, 3.93 

Hill, one dollar and six cents, 1.06 

Hooksett, four dollars and thirteen cents, 4.13 

Hopkinton, six dollars and nineteen cents, 6.19 

Loudon, three dollars and fifty-four cents, 3.54 

Newbury, one dollar and fifty-eight cents, 1.58 

New London, two dollars and thirty cents, 2.30 

Northfield, two dollars and fifty-eight cents, 2.58 

Pembroke, seven dollars and sixty-eight cents, 7.68 

Pittsfield, five dollars and twenty-eight cents, 5.28 

Salisbury, one dollar and ninety-four cents, 1.94 

Sutton, two dollars and twelve cents, 2.12 

Warner, four dollars and seventy cents, 4.70 

Webster, one dollar and ninety-seven cents, 1.97 

Wihnot, one dollar and sixty-six cents, 1.66 

HiLLSBOllOUGH CoUNTY,— 1267.86. 

Amherst, four dollars and fifty-seven cents, 14.57 

Antrim, two dollars and ninety-three cents, 2.93 

Bedford, three dollars and fifty-three cents, 3.53 

Bennington, one dollar and twenty cents, 1.20 

Brookline, one dollar and fifty-seven cents, 1.57 

Deering, one dollar and forty cents, 1.40 

Francestown, two dollars and seventy-one cents, 2.71 

Goffstown, six dollars and sixty-two cents, 6.62 

Greenfield, one dollar and sixty-four cents, 1.64 

Greenville, three dollars and one cent, 3.01 

Hancock, one dollar and ninety-eight cents, 1.98 

Hillsborough, four dollars and sixteen cents, 4.16 

Hollis, four dollars and six cents, 4.06 

Hudson, three dollars and forty-two cents, 3.42 

Litchfield, one dollar and fifty-four cents, 1.54 

Lyndeborough, one dollar and forty-seven cents, 1.47 
Manchester, one hundred and twenty-one dollars and one 

cent, 121.01 



1883.] Chapter 99. 67 

Mason, one dollar and seventy-eight cents, $1.78 

Merrimack, three dollars and sixty-seven cents, 3.67 

Milford, ten dollars and ten cents, 10.10 

Mont Vernon, one dollar and seventy-two cents, 1.72 

Nashua, fifty-three dollars and fifty-one cents, 53.51 

New Boston, four dollars and four cents, 4.04 

New Ipswich, three dollars and seven cents, 3.07 

Pelham, two dollars and seventy-nine cents, 2.79 

Peterborough, eight dollars and forty-one cents, 8.41 

Sharon, thirty-nine cents, .39 

Temple, one dollar and eight cents, 1.08 

Weare, five dollars and twenty-one cents, 6.21 

Wilton, five dollars and two cents, 5.02 

Windsor, twenty-five cents, .25 

Cheshire County,— $97.46. 

Alstead, three dollars and twenty-six cents, $3.26 

Chesterfield, three dollars and thirty cents, 3.30 

Dublin, one dollar and eighty-nine cents, 1.89 

Fitzwilliam, two dollars and eighty-one cents, 2.81 

Gilsum, one dollar and ninety-three cents, 1.93 

Harrisville, one dollar and eighty-nine cents, 1.89 

Hinsdale, four dollars and seventy-five cents, 4.75 

JafPrey, four dollars and seventy-three cents, 4.73 

Keene, thirty-four dollars and fifteen cents, 34.15 

Marlborough, three dollars and forty-six cents, 3.46 

Marlow, two dollars and twenty-five cents, 2.25 

Nelson, eighty-six cents, .86 

Richmond, one dollar and forty-seven cents, 1.47 

Rindge, two dollars and ninety-three cents, 2.93 

Roxbury, thirty-three cents, .33 

Stoddard, one dollar and five cents, 1.05 

Sullivan, one dollar and fourteen cents, 1.14 

Surry, one dollar and six cents, 1.06 

Swanzey, four dollars and twenty-four cents, 4.24 

Troy, two dollars and twenty-one cents, 2.21 

Walpole, seven dollars and forty-one cents, 7.41 

Westmoreland, three dollars and eighty-nine cents, 3.89 

Winchester, six dollars and forty-five cents, 6.45 

Sullivan County, — $46.88. 

Acworth, two dollars and nineteen cents, $2.19 

Charlestown, five dollars and twenty-seven cents, 5.27 

Claremont, thirteen dollars and seventy-one cents, 13.71 

Cornish, two dollars and ninety-nine cents, 2.99 

Croydon, one dollar and seventeen cents, 1.17 

Goshen, ninety-five cents, .95 

Grantham, eighty-six cents, .86 

Langdon, one dollar and fifty-one cents, 1.51 

Lempster, one dollar and twenty-eight cents, 1.28 



68 Chapter 99. [1883. 

Newport, eight dollars and fourteen cents, $8.14 

Plainfield, three dollars and three cents, 3.03 

Springfield, ninety cents, .90 

Sunapee, one dollar and sixty-one cents, 1.61 

Unity, one dollar and fifty -nine cents, 1.59 

Washington, one dollar and sixty-eight cents, 1.68 

Grafton County,— I8T.03. 

Alexandria, one dollar and twenty cents, $1.20 

Ashland, two dollars and thirty-fiA^e cents, 2.35 

Bath, two dollars and fifty-four cents, 2.54 

Benton, fifty-three cents, .53 

Bethlehem, two dollars and ninety-eight cents, 2.98 

Bridgewater, sixty-nine cents, .69 

Bristol, three dollars and thirty-six cents, 3.36 

Campton, one dollar and seventy-seven cents, 1.77 

Canaan, two dollars and ninety-eight cents, 2.98 

Dorchester, sixty-nine cents, .69 

Easton, fifty-eight cents, .58 

Ellsworth, sixteen cents, .16 

Enfield, four dollars and thirteen cents, 4.13 

Franconia, one dollar and forty-three cents, 1.43 

Grafton, one dollar and ninety-nine cents, 1.99 

Groton, seventy-six cents, .76 

Hanover, six dollars and thirty-one cents, 6.31 

Haverhill, five dollars and forty-four cents, 5.44 

Hebron, fifty-eight cents, .58 

Holderness, one dollar and thirteen cents, 1.13 

Landaff, one dollar and sixteen cents, 1.16 

Lebanon, eleven dollars and seventy-nine cents, 11.79 

Lincoln, twenty-three cents, .23 

Lisbon, four dollars and thirty-nine cents, 4.39 

Littleton, seven dollars and fourteen cents, 7.14 

Livermore, twenty-six cents, .26 

Lyman, ninety-four cents, .94 

Lyme, two dollars and ninety-four cents, 2.94 

Monroe, one dollar and fourteen cents, 1.14 

Orange, forty-three cents, .43 

Orford, two dollars and forty-nine cents, 2.49 

Piermont, one dollar and eighty-one cents, 1.81 

Plymouth, four dollars and forty-eight cents, 4.48 

Rumney, one dollar and ninety-five cents, 1.95 

Thornton, eighty-three cents, .83 

Warren, one dollar and sixty-two cents, 1.62 

Waterville, fourteen cents, .14 

Wentworth, one dollar and thirty-four cents, 1.34 

Woodstock, thirty-five cents, .35 

Coos County,— 132.99. 

Berlin, one dollar and fifty-three cents, $1.53 

Carroll, one dollar and seventeen cents, 1.17 



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Clarksville, forty-four cents, _ $ .44 

Colebrook, three dollars and twenty-nine cents, 3.29 

Columbia, one dollar and twenty-six cents, 1.26 

Dalton, eighty-six cents, -86 

Dummer, forty-two cents, .42 

Errol, thirty-six cents, .36 

Gorham, one dollar and ninety-nine cents, 1.99 

Jefferson, one dollar and twenty-seven cents, 1.27 

Lancaster, five dollars and forty-seven cents, 5.47 

Milan, one dollar and fourteen cents, 1.14 

Northumberland, one dollar and eighty-two cents, 1.82 

Pittsburg, one dollar and forty-six cents, 1.46 

Randolph, thirty-five cents, .35 

Shelburne, fifty-three cents, .53 

Stark, one dollar and eleven cents, 1.11 

Stewartstown, one dollar and fifty-two cents, 1.52 

Stratford, two dollars and eight cents, 2.08 

Wentworth's Location, eight cents, .08 

Whitefield, two dollars and eighty-seven cents, 2.87 

Bean's Purchase, eleven cents, .11 

Cambridge, eleven cents, , .11 

Chandler's Purchase, one cent, , .01 

Crawford's Purchase, thirteen cents, .18 

Crawford's Grant, thirteen cents, .13 

Cutts's Grant, three cents, .03 

Dixville, nine cents, .09 

Dix's Grant, three cents, .03 

Erving's Grant, two cents, .02 

Green's Grant, twenty-eight cents, .28 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, eleven cents, " .11 

Kilkenney, eleven cents, .11 

Low & Burbank's Grant, seven cents, .07 

Martin's Location, two cents, .02 

Millsfield, eleven cents, .11 

Nash & Sawyer's Location, four cents, .04 

Odell Township, seventeen cents, .17 

Pinkham's Grant, two cents, .02 

Sargent's Purchase, thirteen cents, .13 

Second College Grant, seven cents, .07 

Success, seven cents, .07 

Thompson & Meserve's Purchase, eleven cents, .11 

Sect. 2. The same shall be the proportion of assessment of all new^aTpOTtlon- 
public taxes until a new apportionment shall be made and estab- meut made, 
lislied, and the treasurer for the time being shall issue his warrant 
accordingly. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



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Chapter 100. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 100 



AK ACT PROVIDIXG FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OF RAILROAD CORPORA- 
TIONS BY GENERAL LAW. 



Sect. 

1. Not less than twenty-five persons may asso- 

ciate, by written articles of agreement, to 
form a railroad corporation. 

2. Articles of association ; capital stock; di- 

rectors. 

3. Name ; capital stock may be reduced ; 

gauge of road; clerk; treasurer; vacan- 
cy; copy of articles of association to be 
filed and published. 

4. Application to justice of supreme court. 

5. Articles of association to be recorded in 

office of secretary of state; form of cer- 
tificate ; certificate to be recorded. 

6. First meeting — how called ; by-laws ; di- 

rectors and other oflicers. 

7. Mode of determining the public exigency. 

8. Commissioners to report, and locate road; 

proviso. 

9. Persons aggrieved may file ob.iections ; lo- 

cation to be recorded. 

10. Assessment of damages. 

11. Mode of increasing capital stock; of reduc- 

ing it; of changing gauge of road. 

12. Time of construction limited. 

13. Not to enter for construction nor run trains 

until. 



Sect. 

14. Railroads may build branches. 

15. Change of gauge. 

16. Maps and profiles to be filed; annual meet- 

ings. 

17. Contract and lease ; union of corporations; 

by-laws ; increase of rates prohibited ; 
competing roads ; lease ; terms of lease 
and union to be recorded, and map filed; 
general manager's office ; first meeting j 
rights of state unimpaired. 

18. Corporations chartered by other states. 

19. Stockholders' assent and interests. 

20. Bondholders' assent and interests. 

21. Tender of amount of appraisal. 

22. New stock and bonds. 

23. Amount of new stock limited. 

24. Amount of dividends limited. 

25. New corporation may issue bonds. 

26. Fares and freights ; connecting roads to 

draw each others' cars; depots; terminal 
accommodations of roads of different 
gauges. 

27. Freight charges regulated. 

28. Penalty. 

29. Repealing clause. 

30. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Hejjresentatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened : 



Mode of form- 
ing railroad 
corporation. 



Articles of asso- 
ciation. 



Capital stock. 



Sect. ]. Any number of persons not less than twenty-five, a 
majority of them being inhabitants of this state, may associate 
themselves together, by wi-itten or printed articles of agreement, 
for the purpose of forming a railroad corporation, and, upon com- 
plying with the provisions of this act and of such of the general 
laws of the state as relate to the formation and organization of rail- 
road corporations not inconsistent with this act, shall, with their 
associates and successors, be and remain a corporation, with all the 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and 
restrictions, set forth in this act, or in the laws of this state appli- 
cable to railroad corporations, and incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The articles of the association shall state the name of 
the corporation, the termini of the railroad proposed to be built, its 
length as near as may be, and the name of each city, town, and 
county through or into which its route extends, its gauge, the 
amount of the capital stock of the corporation, which shall not be 
less than fifteen thousand dollars for each mile when the gauge is 
more than three feet, and not less than six thousand dollars for 
each mile when the gauge is three feet or less, and shall be divided 
into shares of one hundred dollars each, and the names of at least 
seven persons to act as a board of directors until others are chosen 
by the corporation. Each associate shall subscribe to the articles 



1883.] Chapter 100. 71 

his name, residence, post-office address, and the number of shares 
of stock which he agrees to take, but no subscriber shall be bound 
to pay beyond ten per cent, of the amount of his subscription 
unless the corporation is established. 

Sect. 3. The corporate name assumed shall ))e one not in use Name, 
by any other corporation in this state, and shall be changed only 
by act of the legislature. The associates may from time to time, Capital stock 
at any meeting called for the purpose, reduce the amount of the JJIfJ^^® ^'^' 
capital stock, but not below the limit prescribed in the preceding 
section and not to reduce the par value below .f 100 per share ; and 
they may in like manner change the gauge of their road. The G.iuge of road, 
directors shall be subscribers to the articles of association, and a 
majority of them shall be inhabitants of this state. They shall 
appoint a clerk, who shall be an inhabitant of this state, and shall cierk. 
be sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties, and who shall 
record the doings of the directors and proceedings of the association. 
They shall also appoint a treasurer of the association, who shall 
give bond to their satisfaction for the faithful performance of his 
trust. The clerk and treasurer thus appointed shall hold their Treasurer. 
respective offices until clerk and treasurer of the corporation are 
duly chosen or appointed. The directors may fill any vacancy vacancy. 
happening in their own board or in the office of clerk or treasurer 
previous to the establishment of the corporation. The directors 
shall cause a copy of the articles of association to be filed with the 
clerk of each city or town through or into Avhich the railroad is copy of articles 
proposed to be located, with a plan of line showing the termini and to brsfed^nd 
the length of railroad in each to-^ai, and also shall cause the articles published, 
of association to be published in some newspaper in each county in 
which said railroad is proposed to be located ; and the certificate 
of the clerk of the association, or the affidavit of any other person, 
upon or annexed to the articles of association, shall be evidence of 
such publication. 

Sect. 4. Whenever the full amount of the capital stock, as Application to 
provided in section two, has been subscribed in good faith by preme court', 
responsible persons, such association may apply to any justice of 
the supreme court, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, 
give such notice thereof as justice may require, and Avhen it shall 
be made to appear to such justice that the requirements of this act 
and such of the general laws of the state as relate to the formation 
of railroad corporations have been complied with, such justice shall 
annex to such articles of association a certificate that these require- 
ments of the law have been complied with. 

Sect. 5. The directors shall thereupon cause the articles of Articles of asso- 

.,11, . ,, 1 T 1 1 ciation to be re- 

association, with all tJie certificates endorsed thereon or annexed corded in the 
thereto, to be recorded in the office of the secretary of state, who, tary^of state.^' 
upon the payment to him of his reasonable charges therefor, shall 
record the same in a book kept for that purpose, and shall issue a 
certificate, substantially in the following form, to be annexed to 
said articles of association : i 

the state of new HAMPSHIRE. 

Be it known, that whereas have associated Form of certm- 

themselves together with the intention of forming a corporation *'**®' 



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[1883. 



under the name of the . for the purpose of locat- 

ing, constructing, maintaining, and operating a raih-oad [descrip- 
tion of road, as in articles of association] and have complied with 
the laws of this state relating thereto, therefore, I, 
secretary of state, do hereby certify that the persons aforesaid, their 
associates and successors, are legally established as a corporation 
under the name of the , with all the powers and 

privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, and restrictions, 
of the laws of this state applicable to railroad corporations. 

In witness Avhereof I have hereunto subscribed my 

name, and affixed the seal of said state, this 

[State seal.] day of in the year .... 

, Secretary of State. 



Certificate to be 
recorded. 



First meeting- 
how called. 



By-laws ; di- 
rectors and 
other officers. 



Mode of deter- 
mining the pub- 
lic exigency. 



Commissioners 
to report, and 
locate road. 



The certificate so executed shall be recorded by the secretary of 
state, and the same, with the articles of association and certificates 
annexed thereto, shall also be recorded in the books of the corpora- 
tion ; and the original, or a duly certified copy thereof, shall be 
evidence of the establishment of the corporation at the date of such 
certificate. 

Sect. 6. Upon the issue and record of such certificate, the direct- 
ors may call the first meeting of the corporation at such time and 
place in this state and for such purposes as they may think the 
interests of the corpoi-ation require, Avhich shall be notified by the 
clerk of the association by depositing in the post-office, prepaid to 
the place of their destination, written or printed notices of the 
time, place, and objects of such meeting, by him signed, seven 
days at least prior to the day of such meeting, addressed to each 
stockholder or subscriber for stock at his post-office address ; and 
said clerk shall make a record of his doings in notifying such 
meeting in the records of the association. At such first meeting, or 
any adjournment thereof, the corporation may adopt by-laws, choose 
directors and all necessary officers and agents, and transact any 
other business of which notice has been given in the notification of 
the meeting. 

Sect. 7. When the corporation has been duly organized as here- 
in provided, the directors may apply by petition to the supreme 
court, at the law term or adjourned term thereof, setting forth the 
facts relating to the establishment and organization of the corpora- 
tion, its termini, and the route on which it is desired that said rail- 
road shall be located, to determine whether the public good 
requires the laying out and construction of such railroad. Said 
court shall forthwith give such notice as justice may require, and, 
if no sufficient objection is shown, may refer said petition to the 
railroad commissioners, or to three referees to be appointed by it, 
who shall give notice, hear the parties as county commissioners 
are required to do in cases of petitions relating to highways refer- 
red to them, at which hearing any person whose business or prop- 
erty may be affected by such laying out and construction shall be 
heard. 

Sect. 8. Such commissioners or referees shall report to the 
court whether, in their opinion, the public good requires the laying 
out, construction, and operation of such railroad on the route set 



1883.] Chapter 100. 73 

forth in such petition, and shall locate the same in the same manner 
as that provided by the general laws for the location of a railroad : 
Provided^ that such location shall not be made on or over any por- Proviso, 
tion of any of the routes for which charters have already been 
granted to any existing railroad corporation not yet located, unless 
such corporation shall fail to file a location of its route, as now 
provided by laAV, on or before the time limited in its charter, and 
that no location shall be made upon or over any portion of the 
location of any railroad except when necessary for connections and 
crossings : Provided^ that this act shall not prevent the location Proviso, 
and construction of a railroad from North Stratford to Canada line 
by any railroad corporation after the expiration of the time limited 
in the charter of the Boston, Concord & JNlontreal Railroad. 

Sect. 9. Any person aggrieved by the decision of the court or Persons ag- 
referees may file his objection, in writing, with the clerk of the objections!^ 
court, and be heard thereon at the term of the court at which such 
report is made ; and said court may render judgment on said 
report, or make such order therein as justice may require ; and the 
location of the route of said railroad, as fixed by the decision of Location to be 
said court, shall be recorded by the secretary of state, and said 
route may be changed in the mode now prescribed by law. 

Sect. 10. If said court shall render judgment laying out said d^mTTs^"'"^ 
railroad, the directors may apply to the railroad commissioners to 
assess the damages to landholders and other parties interested, as 
provided by law. 

Sect. 11. If the capital stock fixed in the articles of association. Mode of in- 
upon the filing of which the certificate of establishment was issued, sfock."^ ^^^^^^ 
is found to be insufficient for the construction or equipment of the 
railroad, the corporation, at a meeting called for the purpose, may 
increase the same from time to time to the amount necessary for 
the purpose aforesaid, giving to existing stockholders the right to 
take the new stock in proportion to their old stock before offering 
the same to new subscribers. The corporation may in like manner 
reduce the amount of its capital stock, reducing the stock of each of reducing it. 
stockholder pro rata^ provided the stock shall never be reduced 
below the limit prescribed in section 2, and the par value shall 
not be reduced below $100 per share, and may in like manner 
change the gauge of the road ; but if any such increase or reduc- 
tion of capital or change of gauge is made, a certificate of the fact, 2fuge*"f '"oad 
signed by the president and clerk of the corporation, shall, within 
thirty days thereafter, be recorded in the office of the secretary of 
state, as provided for the original location. 

Sect. 12. If such corporation does not begin the construction of Time of con- 
its road, and expend thereon at least twenty per cent, of the fted." ^"'^ *"' 
amount of its original capital stock within four years after the date 
of its certificate of establishment, and does not complete its road 
and open the same for use within six years from said date, its cor- 
porate powers and existence shall cease, except as to such parts of 
said railroad as then shall have been completed for use. 

Sect. 13. No railroad corporation shall enter upon any land or Not to enter for 
other property for the purpose of constructing a road until an until, 
amount equal to at least twenty per cent, of the par valiie of each 
share of the capital stock has been actually paid in ; nor shall any 



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[1883. 



Railroads may 
build branches. 



Change of 
gauge. 



Map and pro- 
file. 



Nor run traius. corporation commeiice ruiiniiig its trains until its paid-up capital 
stock shall be equal to at least one half its cost, including equip- 
ment. 

Sect. 14. Any railroad corporation now or hereafter in opera- 
tion in this state may build branches or extensions by complying 
with the provisions of sections 7, 8, 9, 10, and 13 of this act, 
and to such of the general laws of the state as apply thereto, 
may issue stock solely for the construction and equipment of 
such branch or extension : Provided., that such new stock shall 
be entitled to dividends only at the same rate as may by law be 
divided on the stock of the corporation before such issue, or with- 
out additional capital stock if its indebtedness is not thereby, 
increased. 

Sect. 15. No corporation organized to construct its road on a 
gauge of three feet or less shall change such gauge to more than 
three feet without complying with all provisions of law in relation 
to the capital stock of roads of the gauge last named ; and the fact 
that such provisions have been complied with shall be shown to 
the satisfaction of one of the justices of the supreme court, and 
indorsed by him upon the certificate of such change of gauge, 
before recording the same in the office of the secretary of state. 

Sect. 16. Whenever the railroad of any corporation organized 
under this act shall be finished and opened for use, the corporation 
shall, within one year thereafter, cause a map and profile thereof, 
with tables of grade and curvature, and a statement of other char- 
acteristics of the road, in such form as the railroad commissioners 
may prescribe, to be certified by its engineers, and filed in the 
office of the secretary of state. Every such railroad corporation 
shall hold at least one meeting in each year for the choice of such 
number of directors as the by-laws may prescribe, which shall be 
called the annual meeting, and this and all other corporate meet- 
ings shall be holden at such time and at such convenient place in 
this state as the by-laws may prescribe or the directors appoint. 

Sect. 17. Two or more railroad corporations may contract that 
either corporation shall perform all the transportation of persons 
and freight upon and over the road of the other, or any road leased 
or operated by it, and any railroad corporation may lease its road, 
railroad property, and interests to any other railroad corporation 
upon such terms and for such time as may be or may have been 
agreed to by the directors, and as may be or may have been ap- 
proved by two thirds of all the votes cast on that subject by the 
stockholders of each corporation voting according to law thereon at 
meetings of said stockholders properly notified and held for that 
purpose. And two or more railroad corporations may apply to the 
supreme court, at the law term, to determine whether the public 
Union of corpo- good will be proiiiotcd by the union of said corporations, and, if said 
ra ions. gourt shall decide that the public good will be promoted by a union 

of said corporations, they may unite and form a ncAv corporation, 
which shall have all the powers, privileges, franchises, property, 
and rights of every kind, assume and be subject to all the duties 
and liabilities of the corporations forming such union, or either of 
them, and of railroad corporations, under the laws of this state and 
under their several charters, upon such terms and conditions, and 



Annual meet- 
ing. 



Contract and 



1883.] Chapter 100. 75 

■with such guaranties, as may be or may have been agreed u|)on by 
two thirds of all the votes cast on that subject by the stockholders 
of each corporation voting according to law thereon at meetings 
of said stockholders properly notified and held for that purpose ; 
and may adopt by-laws providing for the number and manner of jj...iaws 
choosing its directors and other officers, and define their duties and 
the time and manner of holding meetings of the corporation, and 
for such other purposes as its interests may require : Provided, 
that the rates for fares and freights existing August 1, 1883, shall increase of 
not be increased on any part of the roads so leased or united, and p»te9 prohib- 
the decrease in the operating expenses consequent upon the leasing 
or uniting of any roads shall be met from time to time by a reason- 
able and just reduction of fares and freights ; but no competing Competing 
railroads, now prohibited by law from leasing or uniting, shall ^°^ ^^ 
have a right under the provisions of this act to unite with or lease 
each other unless said roads, or one of them, has heretofore leased 
or united with some other road or roads for the purpose of form- 
ing a continuous line, or shall hereafter, or at the time of such 
lease or union, unite with or lease some other road for such pur- 
pose. When any raih'oad is leased under the provisions of and union to 
this act, said lease shall be recorded by the secretary of state, and and map*fifed. 
when a new corporation is formed, as provided in this section, the 
terms of such union shall be recorded by the secretary of state, 
and it shall file a map and profile of its road, as required by sec- 
tion 16 of this act ; and when such railroad within this state has 
been organized or formed by a lease or union of roads organized 
under the laws the state, the principal place of business of the 
corporation, and the offices of the superintendent or general man- ^g^Jr^J office!*" 
agement, shall be located therein, unless otherwise provided by the 
legislature. The first meeting of a new corporation formed by the ^f ne\van*pofa- 
Tinion of two or more existing railroad corporations shall be called ^i*^"- 
by the presidents of the corporations composing such union, or 
either of them, and seven days' notice shall be given of the time 
and place of said meeting by publication in one or more news- 
papers in each county where either of said railroads are fisl loca- „. . , , , ^ 

■? 1 1 i 1 • • 1 • in- • 1 -1 <• 1 Rights of state 

ted ; but nothing m this act shall impair the right oi the state to unimpaired, 
hereafter take any or all of the roads that may be leased or united 
under it according to the provisions of their several charters or 
the general laws of the state. 

Sect. 18. Railroad corporations created by the laws of other Corporations 

1 • 1 • 1 • 1 n 1 1 • 1 chartered by 

states, operating roads within this state, shall have the same rights other states. 
for the purposes of operating, leasing, or uniting with other roads 
as if created by the laws of this state. 

Sect. 19. Such new railroad corporation may, if legally neces- Assent of 
sary to perfect such union, procure the assent of all the stockhold- ^^ockiioiders. 
ers of the several corporations to the terms of union, and they may 
exchange their shares of stock in the former corporation for shares 
in the new corporation on such terms as have been agreed to by 
the votes of the corporations as afoi-esaicl. If from any cause such 
new corporation shall be unable to procure such consent, such cor- 
poration or person holding stock may, if legally necessary to perfect 
such union, apply to the supreme court, have the value of the 
interest of such stockholder in the corporation, over and above its 



76 



Chapter 100. 



[1883. 



Appraisal of 



Bondholders' 
assent. 



Appraisal of 
bonds. 



Tender of 
amount of ! 
praisal. 



New stock and 



Amount of new 
stock limited. 



Amount of div- 
idends limited. 



New corpora- 
tions may issue 
bonds. 



Fares and 
freights. 



Connecting 
roads to dniw 
each others' 
cars. 



Depots. 



Terminal ac- 
commodations 
of roads of dif- 
ferent gauges. 



debts and liabilities, appraised by said court, or referees appointed 
by it, or by a jury under the direction of said court. 

Sect. 20. In like manner said corporation may, if legally neces- 
sary, procure the assent of any bondholder or person holding a lien 
on the property of the corporation. If from any cause said new 
corporation is unable to agree with the person holding such bond 
or other lien, either party may, if legally necessary so to do, apply 
to the supreme court, have the value of such interest in the prop- 
erty of the corporation appraised in the same manner as provided 
in section 19 of this act. 

Sect. 21. On the payment or tender of the amount of such 
appraisal, with interest to the date of such tender or payment, ta 
the party holding such stock, bonds, or lien, the interest of such 
holder of stock, bonds, or lien shall cease. 

Sect. 22. Said corporation may issue new stock or bonds, and 
sell the same to an amount sufficient to make such payment or 
tender, and such bonds may be secured by mortgage of its road, if 
the corporation shall so vote. 

Sect. 23. Said corporation may fix the amount of its capital 
stock, and bring the stock of the uniting corporations to a common 
basis, but the capital stock of said new corporation shall not exceed 
the aggregate capital stock of such corporations actually issued and 
paid for at par at the time of such union, or that may be issued 
and paid for at par for the construction of branches or extension 
under section 14 of this act. 

Sect. 21. No dividend shall be made by such united corporation 
to any greater amount in the aggregate than such separate corpora- 
tions are allowed by law to make at the date of such union. 

Sect. 25. Any railroad corporation organized or united under 
the provisions of this act, may issue its bonds for the purpose of 
constructing, completing, improving, or equipping its road, and for 
the purpose of liquidating the indebtedness of the corporation to 
an amount not exceeding its capital stock actually paid in at the 
date of such issue, and may mortgage its road to secure the same if 
the corporation shall so vote. 

Sect. 26. The directors of railroad corporations shall from time 
to time establish reasonable rates for the transportation of j)assen- 
gers and freight over their railroads ; and when two or more rail- 
roads, organized under the laws of this state, are authorized by law 
to connect in any city or town in this state, each of them shall, at 
reasonable times and for reasonable compensation, draw over its 
road the cars, passengers, and freight delivered to it by any rail- 
road which is authorized to enter on and use the same, or which is. 
authorized to use any connecting railroad having such authority ; and 
each of them shall, for a reasonable compensation, provide upon its 
road convenient and suitable depot accommodations for the passen- 
gers and freight of the other corporation passing to, from, and over 
it. If the corporations cannot agree upon the terms and conditions, 
upon which accommodations shall be furnished for the passengers 
and freight of the other, or if two corporations operating roads of 
different gauges cannot agree as to the requisite terminal accom- 
modations, or as to the manner in which passengers and freight 
shall be transferred from one road to the other and forwarded, the 



1883.] Chapter 100. 77 

supreme court, upon the petition of either party, and after notice to 
the other, shall hear the parties, and determine (having reference 
to the convenience and interest of the corporations and of the pub- 
lic to be accommodated thereby) the terms and conditions upon 
which such accommodations for passengers and freight, or requisite 
terminal accommodations and manner of transferring passengers 
and fi-eight as aforesaid, shall be furnished, and upon the applica- 
tion of either party shall determine all questions between the 
parties in relation to the transportation of passengers and freight ; 
and the award of said court shall be binding upon the respective 
corporations for one year, or until said court shall revise and alter 
the same. 

Sect. 27. No railroad corporation shall charge or receive for the Freight cbsirges 
transportation of freight to any station on its road a greater sum ^^^^ 
than is at the time charged or received for the transportation of 
the like class and quantity of freight from the same original point 
of departure to a station at a greater distance on its road in the 
same direction. Two or more connecting railroads in this state 
shall not charge or receive for the transportation of freight to any 
station on the road of either of them a greater sum than is 
at the time charged or received for transportation of the like 
class and quantity of freight from the same original point of 
departure to a station at a greater distance on the road of either 
of them in the same direction. In the construction of this section, 
the sum charged or received for the transportation of freight shall 
include all terminal charges, and the road of a corporation shall 
include all the road in use by it, whether owned or operated under 
a contract or lease. 

Sect. 28. A railroad corporation which violates any provision Penalty, 
of the preceding section, in addition to liability for all damages 
sustained by reason of such violation, shall be liable for each 
offence to a penalty of five hundred dollars, to be recovered in an 
action of tort to his own use by the party aggrieved, or to the use 
of the state by the attorney-general or the solicitor of the county 
in which such violation was committed : but no such action shall 
be maintained unless the same is brought within two years from 
the date of such violation. 

Sect. 29. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act Repealing 
when the public good may require the same. 

Sect. 30. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes eflfect— 

[Approved Sept. 11, 1883.] "'"'• 



78 



Chapter 101. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 101 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OF RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



Sect. 

1. Board of railroad commissioners; appoint- 

ment, and tenure of office ; vacancy ; 
chairman ; clerk ; eligibility. 

2. Salary; office; free transportation; ex- 

perts and agents; expenses; accountant. 

3. Provision for payment of salaries and ex- 

penses. 

4. Powers and duties of board ; tariff. 

5. May institute proceedings against corpora- 

tions for violating law. 

6. May give notice of required repairs, etc. 

7. Complaint by cities and towns. 

8. Accidents. 

9. Corporations to furnish information to the 

board. 



Sect. 

10. Legal liability of corporations. 

11. Examination of books and accounts; pub- 

lication of statement. 

12. Special examination. 

13. Board to have access to lists of stockhold- 

ers. 

14. Penalty for refusing to comply with direc- 

tions of board. 

15. Witnesses. 

16. Annual return of corporations; report of 

board. 

17. The board of railroad commissioners. 

18. Takes effect on its passage; repealing 

clause. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Mej^resetitatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened : 



of rail- 
road commis- 
sioners. 



Appointment, 
and tenure of 



Vacancy . 



Chairman. 
Clerk. 



Eligibility. 



Salary. 



Sect. 1. There shall be a board of railroad commissioners, con- 
sisting of three able and competent persons. The governor, with 
the advice and consent of the council, shall, on or before the first 
day of October, 1883, appoint said board, the first of whom shall 
be chairman and hold his office for three years, the second for two 
years, and the third for one year, from said day, and before said day 
in each year thereafter shall appoint one commissioner to continue 
in office for three years from said day ; and if a vacancy occurs, the 
governor shall in the same manner fill it for the residue of the 
term, and in like manner remove any member of said board and 
appoint another, when the public good shall require it : Provided, 
that there shall not be, at the same time, more than two members 
of said board of the same political party, and that the person 
appointed as chairman shall be named as such in his commission. 
The board shall elect one of its members clerk, who shall keep a 
full and accurate record of its proceedings, and serve such notices 
as the board may require. The commissioners shall be sworn 
before entering upon the discharge of their duties. No person in 
the employment of or OAvning stock in a railroad corporation shall 
be a member of said board. No such member shall personally, or 
through a partner or agent, render any professional service, or 
make or perform any business contract with or for a railroad cor- 
poration existing under the laws of this state, excepting contracts 
made with them as common carriers, nor shall he directly or indi- 
rectly receive a commission, bonus, discount, present, or reward 
from any such corporation. 

Sect. 2. The annual salary of the chairman of the board shall 
be twenty-five hundred dollars, that of the member elected clerk 
twenty-two hundred dollars, and that of the other member two 
thousand dollars, payable quarterly from the treasury of the state. 
The board shall be provided with an office in the state-house, or in 
some other suitable place in the city of Concord, in which its 



1883.] Chapter 101. 79 



records sliall be kept. The members of said board shall have free Free transpor- 

transportation upon all the railroads in the state during their term 

of office, and said board may employ and take with it experts or Experts and 

other agents whose services it deems to be temporarily of impor- "^^*'"**- 

tance. The board may expend a sum not exceeding two hundred jj^peuses. 

dollars annually in procuring necessary books, maps, statistics, and 

stationery, and in defraying expenses incide]ital and necessary to 

the discharge of its duties, and may employ an accountant skilled 

in the methods of railroad accounting, who shall, under its direc- Accountant. 

tion, supervise the methods by which the accounts of corporations 

operating railroads are kept, and may expend a sum not exceeding 

five hundred dollars annually for that purpose. A statement of 

such expenditures shall accompany its annual report. 

Sect. 3. The annual expenses of the board, including the salaries Provision for 
of its members and the expense of accountant, shall be borne by IrLs and 
the several railroad corporations, according to their gross receipts, expenses. 
and shall be apportioned by the board of equalization, who, on or 
before the first day of July in each year, shall assess upon each of 
said corporatioiLS its just proportion of such expenses, in proportion 
to its said receipts for the year next preceding that in which the 
assessment is made, and such assessment shall be collected in the 
manner provided by law for the collection of taxes upon railroad 
corporations. 

Sect. 4. In addition to the authority, powers, and duties now powers and 
by law pertaining to the board of railroad commissioners, except duties of board, 
so far as the same are changed by this act, the board shall have 
general supervision of all railroads, examine them, keep itself 
infoi-med as to their condition, the manner in Avhich they are oper- 
ated with reference to the security and accommodation of the pub- 
lic, and the compliance of the several corporations Avith their 
charters and the laws of the state. It shall be the duty of said ^^^..^ 
board to fix tables of maximum charges for the transportation of 
passengers and freights upon the several railroads operating within 
this state, and shall change the same from time to time as in the 
judgment of said board the public good may require ; and said 
rates shall be binding upon the respective railroads. 

Sect. 5. The board, whenever in its judgment any such corpora- May institute 
tion has violated a law, or neglects in any respect to comply with apdnst roads 
the terms of the act by which it was created, or with the provisions j^^^r j'oiatmg 
of any law of the state, or any of the lawful directions of the 
board, shall give notice thereof in Avriting to such corporation, and 
if the violation or neglect is continued after such notice, shall 
forthwith present the facts to the attorney-general, who shall take 
such proceeding thereon as shall ensure compliance with the laws. 
But in case the board shall be of opinion that public good requires, 
it may institute and prosecute in the name and behalf of the state 
of New Hampshire such proceedings as they may deem expedient. 

Sect. (3. The board, whenever it deems that repairs are neces- May give notice 
sary upon any railroad, or that an addition to its rolling-stock, or pLirl^etc! 
an addition to or change of its stations or station-houses, or a 
change in its rates of fares for transporting freight or passengers, 
or in the mode of operating its road and conducting its business, is 
reasonable and expedient in order to promote the security, conven- 



80 



Chapter 101. 



[1883. 



Complaint by 
cities and 



Corporations to 
furnish infor- 
mation to 
board. 



Legal liability 
of corporations. 



Examination of 
books and ac- 
counts. 



Publication of 
statements. 



Special exami- 
nation. 



Board to have 
access to lists of 
stockholders. 



ience, and accommodation of the public, shall in writing inform 
the corporation of the improvements and changes which it consid- 
ers to be proper, and a report of the proceedings shall be included 
in the annual report of the board. 

Sect. 7. Upon the complaint and application of the mayor and 
aldermen of a city or the selectmen of a town within which a part 
of any railroad is located, the board shall examine the condition 
and operation thereof ; and if twenty or more legal voters in a city 
or town, by petition in writing, request the mayor and aldermen 
or selectmen to make such complaint and application, and they 
decline so to do, they shall indorse upon the petition the reason of 
such non-compliance and return it to the petitioners, who may with- 
in ten days thereafter present it to the said board ; and the board 
may thereupon proceed to make such examination in the same 
manner as if called upon by the mayor and aldermen or the select- 
men, first giving to the petitioners and to the corporation reasonable 
notice in wi'iting of the time and place of entering upon the same. 
If upon such examination it appears to the board that the com- 
plaint is well founded, it shall so adjudge, and shall inform the 
corporation operating such railroad of its adjudication in the same 
manner as is provided in the preceding section. 

Sect. 8. The board shall investigate the causes of any accident 
on a railroad resulting in the loss of life, and of any accident not 
so resulting which it may deem to require investigation. 

Sect. 9. Every railroad corporation shall at all times, on 
request, furnish to the board any information required by it con- 
cerning the condition, management, and operation of the road of 
such corporation, and particularly copies of all leases, contracts, 
agreements for transportation with express companies or otherwise 
to which it is a party, and also with the rates for transporting 
freight and passengers upon its road and other roads with which 
its business is connected. 

Sect. 10. No request or advice of the board shall impair in any 
manner the legal duties and obligations of a railroad corporation, 
or its legal liability for the consequences of its acts or of the 
neglect or mismanagement of any of its agents or servants. 

Sect. 11. The board shall from time to time in each year exam- 
ine the books and accounts of all corporations operating railroads, 
to see that they are kept in a uniform manner and upon the system 
prescribed by the board. Statements of the doings and financial 
condition of the several corporations shall be published at such 
times as the board shall deem expedient. 

Sect. 12. On the application in writing of a director, or any 
person or persons o^vning one fiftieth part of the paid-in capital 
stock of a corporation operating a railroad, or o^vning the bonds 
or other evidences of indebtedness of such corporation, equal in 
amount to one fiftieth part of its paid-in capital stock, the board 
shall examine the books and the financial condition of said corpora- 
tion, and shall cause the result of such examination to be published 
in one or more daily papers in the city of Concord. 

Sect. 13. The board shall at all times have access to the list of 
stockholders of any corporation operating a railroad, and may at 
any time cause the same to be copied, in whole or in part, for the 



1883.J Chapter 101. 81 

information of the board or of persons o\\Tiing stock in such cor- 
poration. 

Sect. 14. Any raih'oad corporation refusing to submit its books Penalty for re- 
to the examination of the board, or to keep its accounts in the p"y with direc- 
method prescribed by the board, or which shall neglect or refuse ti""^ »* ^oa'd. 
to comply with the lawful directions of the board, shall forfeit for 
every such refusal a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars. 

Sect. 15. Either member of said board, in all cases investigated witnesses. 
by it, may summon Avitnesses in behalf of the state, and may ad- 
minister oaths and take testimony. The fees of such witnesses for 
travel and attendance shall be the same as for witnesses before the 
supreme court, and shall be paid from the treasury of the state, 
and a certificate of the board thereof shall be filed with the state 
treasurer ; and any justice of the supreme court, either in term 
time or vacation, upon application of the board, shall compel the 
attendance of such witnesses and the giving of testimony before the 
board in the same manner and to the same extent as before said 
court. 

Sect. 16. The board shall prescribe the form for the annual re- Annual returns 
turns required to be made by railroad corporations, and may from ^f corporations, 
time to time make changes and additions in such form, giving to 
the corporations one year's notice of any such changes or additions 
as require an alteration in the method or form of keeping their 
accounts, and shall, on or before the fifteenth day of September in 
each year, furnish blank forms of such returns ; and said corpora- 
tions shall on or before the first day of January in each year make 
returns to said board, subscribed and sworn to by the president, 
treasurer, and superintendent of each. When a return is defective, 
or appears to be erroneous, the board shall notify the corporation 
to amend the same within fifteen days. The board shall prepare 
such tables and abstracts as it deems expedient of all the returns, of board, 
and make an annual report of its doings, including all such state- 
ments, facts, and explanations as will disclose the actual working 
of the system of railroad transportation in its bearing upon the 
business and prosperity of the state, and such suggestions as to its 
general railroad policy, or any part thereof, or the condition, affairs, 
or conduct of any railroad corporation, as may seem to it appro- 
priate, which shall be transmitted to the secretary of state on or 
before the first Wednesday in June in each year, to be laid before 
the general court at its biennial sessions. 

Sect. 17. On and after this act takes effect the board of railroad The board of 
commissioners established by it shall be the railroad commissioners mLsiouera*™' 
of the state, and shall be taken for and deemed to be the railroad 
commissioners named in the laws of the state. 

,^Sect. 18. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and sec- Takes effect— 
tions 1, 2, 3, and 4 of chapter 157 of the General Laws, and all Tng dkusT^^" 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act, 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



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Chapters 102, 103. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 102, 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO SAVINGS-BANKS. 



Sect. 
1. Charters made perpetual. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



Charters made 
perpetual. 



Sect. 1. That tlie charters of all savings-banks 



in this state in- 
corporated for a term of years are hereby made perpetual, 
wherf ®^^*'*'~ Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. 
[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 103. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT IN RELATION TO UNITING, SEPARATING, FORMING, 
DISSOLVING, OR CHANGING THE LINES OF SCHOOL-DISTRICTS, AND IN 
AMENDMENT OF CHAPTERS 43 AND 8G OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 



Sect. 

1. Provision for uniting school-districts. 

2. Compensation of commissioners. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



ProTision for 
uniting school- 
districts. 



Compensation 
of commissiou- 
ers. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. When any selectman or school committee shall be dis- 
qualified from acting under the provisions of section 7 of chapter 4S 
of the General Laws, a member of the board of selectmen or school 
committee of an adjoining town may, on request of petitioners, act 
in place of the selectman or school committee so disqualified ; and 
in all cases either party interested in the uniting or division of dis- 
tricts or any part thereof shall have an appeal to the county com- 
missioners, who shall hear and finally determine such cases, as pro- 
vided by sections 5, 6, 8, 9, and 11 of chapter 86, and section 12 
of chapter 69 of the General Laws. 

Sect. 2. The county commissioners when so employed, or the 
selectmen or school committee when acting by request of petition- 
ers as set forth in section 1 of this act, shall be paid three dollars 
per day and travelling expenses, to be paid as said boards may 
determine or award. 

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

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 104, 105. 83 



CHAPTER 104. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE FARM OF HENRY H. CHESLEY OF SOUTH NEWMARKET 
FROM THE TOWN OF NEWMARKET, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE TOWN 
OF SOUTH NEWMARKET. 

Sect. t Sect. 

1. Town lines changed. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. All that portion of the farm of Henry H. Chesley of Town lines 
South Newmarket, which lies within the town of Newmarket, is 
hereby set off from said town of Newmarket and annexed to the 
town of South Newmarket. 

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

:. [Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 10 5. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3 OF CHAPTER 163 OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, RELATING TO PASSENGERS, FREIGHT, AND RAILROAD POLICE. 

Sect. 1. Penalty increased. 

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

Sect. 1. Section 3 of chapter 163 of the General Laws is Penalty 
amended by striking out therefrom the words "'not exceeding five 
hundred dollars," and inserting in place thereof the words " not 
less than five hundred dollars nor more than one thousand dol- 
lars," so that said section shall read : 

Sect. 3. Every railroad corporation offending against the provi- 
sions of section 2 shall be liable to a penalty not less than five hun- 
dred nor more than one thousand dollars, to be recovered by 
indictment, and to the party aggrieved, in an action of damages. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



84 



Chapters 106, 107. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 106. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE EXECUTION AND PROBATING OF WILLS. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Wills made out of, may be proved in, state. | 2. Takes effect— when : repealing clause. 

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



Wills made out 
of, may be 
proved in, 
state. 



Takes effect- 
when : repeal- 
ing clause. 



Sect. 1. A will made out of this state, and valid according to 
the laws of the state or country where it was executed, may be 
proved and allowed in this state, and shall thereupon be as effec- 
tive as it would have been if executed according to the laws of this 
state. 

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

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 107. 



AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF CHARLESTOWN. 



Sect. 
1. state and county taxes abated. 



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



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



state and 
county taxes 



Takes effect- 
when: repeal- 
ing clause. 



Sect. 1. That the state treasurer is hereby authorized and re- 
quired to abate from the state tax for 1884, to be paid by the town 
of Charlesto^\ai in the county of Sullivan, thirty-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 Charlestown during the period of the apportion- 
ment fixed by the act entitled "An act to establish a new appor- 
tionment of public taxes," passed at the present session of the 
legislature. And the treasurer of the county of Sullivan is also 
hereby authorized and required to make a proportional annual 
abatement from the amount of county tax to be paid by said 
Charlestown in 1884, 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 September 14, 1883.] 



1883.] 



Chapter 108. 



85 



CHAPTER 108. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE DRAINAGE OF LAND. 



Sect. 

1. Owner or other person may be authorized 

to drain land. 

2. Petition to selectmen, etc. 
S. Notice of hearing. 

4. To non-resident. 

5. Hearing; decision; damages. 

6. Location of drain. 

7. Return to be made and recorded. 



Sect. 

8. Party aggrieved may appeal to court. 

9. Notice of appeal: petition may be referred 

to county commissioners. 

10. Who may hear and report. 

11. Question of damages may be tried by jury. 

12. Execution may be issued. 

13. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivened: 



Petition to 
selectmen, etc. 



Sect. 1. Any person having the ownership of any low lands or Owner or other 
swamps which cannot be drained except across adjacent lands of authorized to 
other persons, and any person claiming to be injuriously affected *^''^'" '*'"*• 
by the malarious character of lands in the vicinity of his residence 
which are wet, spongy, or covered with stagnant water, may be 
authorized to establish such drains and ditches as may be necessary, 
in manner hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 2. The party desiring such improvement shall apply by 
petition to the selectmen of the town or the mayor and aldermen 
of the city in which the premises are situated, setting forth the 
names of the persons interested, if known, and also in detail the 
nature of the proposed improvement, and the situation of the 
adjoining lands. 

Sect. 3. The selectmen or the mayor and aldermen shall appoint Notice of hear 
a time and place of hearing, and notify all persons interested "'^' 
thereof by causing a copy of the petition and notice of the time 
and place appointed to be delivered to each of them, or left at his 
abode, if known, and residing in the state, fourteen days before 
the hearing. 

Sect. 4. If any owner or person interested is unknown or re- 
sides out of the state, such copy or notice shall be posted in two or 
more public places in the town or city twenty days before the 
hearing, and published in some newspaper printed in the county, 
and, if there is no such paper, then in a newspaper in an adjoining 
county. 

Sect. 5. The selectmen or the mayor and aldermen shall meet h 
at the time and place appointed, and after examination, inspection, 
and the hearing of evidence, shall determine whether the improve- 
ment prayed for is necessary ; and if they find it to be so, they 
shall proceed to lay out and establish the same in such manner as 
shall do as little injury as practicable, and they shall assess to the 
owners of the land damaged by such laying out the amount of 
damages which in their opinion such owners will sustain. They 
shall apportion the damages equitably among all parties to be ben- 
efited, and tlie town or city in which the premises are situated, if 
in their opinion the town or city ought to pay any portion thereof, 
otherwise solely among the parties to be benefited, having regard 
7 



To non-resi- 
dent. 



deci- 
sion ; aamageB. 



irinji; 
: dill 



86 



Chapter 108. 



[1883. 



Location of 
drain. 



Return to be 
made and 
recorded. 



Party aggriev- 
ed may appeal 
to court. 



Notice of ap- 
peal ; petition 
may be referred 
to county com- 
missioners. 



Who may hear 
and report. 



in sucli apportionment to the benefits each will receive. Such 
apportionment shall be deemed conclusive upon each of the parties 
charged with the burden thereof, not only as it respects such dam- 
ages, but in respect to the expense of the construction of such 
improvement and the subsequent keeping of the same in repair, 
unless an appeal be taken as hereinafter provided. The damages 
so apportioned, the expense of the construction of such improve- 
ment and of keeping the same in repair, shall be paid by the town 
or city, and there shall be assessed to the several persons benefited 
by such improvement their proportional part, ascertained as before 
provided, of the same, which shall be included in the next town or 
city taxes of such persons, and shall be a lien upon the real estate 
benefited thereby, and be collected in the same manner as other 
taxes upon real estate, and shall be liable to abatement as other 
taxes now are. 

Sect. 6. The selectmen or the mayor and aldermen shall locate 
by metes and bounds on the land the improvement by them laid 
out, and may prescribe the kind of drain or ditch to be constructed, 
and the manner in which it shall be constructed. 

Sect. 7. The selectmen or the mayor and aldermen, within 
thirty da3^s after the hearing, shall make a full return of their 
doings to the town or city clerk, which return shall be by him re- 
corded in the town or city records. 

Sect. 8. Any land-owner or other person aggrieved by the 
decision of the selectmen or the mayor and aldermen in the assess- 
ment of damages in any case relating to such improvement, may 
appeal therefrom to the supreme court, by petition, within one 
year after the record of the laying out of such improvement is 
made in the town or city records ; and any land-owner or other 
person aggrieved by the decision of the selectmen or the mayor 
and aldermen in laying out such improvement, may appeal there- 
from to said court by petition, which shall be filed within sixty 
days after the return thereof is recorded, if he had actual notice of 
such laying out, otherwise within one year after such return is 
recorded in the town or city records, and shall file with it a bond 
in the sum of two hundred dollars, with sufficient sureties, condi- 
tioned to pay to the petitioners for such improvement the costs 
that may be awarded them in case the decision of the selectmen or 
mayor and aldermen is affirmed. 

Sect 9. When such petition is filed, the clerk shall issue an 
order of notice, with a copy of the petition, returnable at the next 
term of the court, and the petitioners shall cause a certified copy 
of the same to be given to one of the selectmen or the mayor or 
one of the aldermen, and the clerk of the town or city in which 
such improvement may be located, or left at the abode of each of 
them twenty-eight days before the next term of court. When such 
notice has been given, and such other notice as the court may 
order, the petition may be referred to the county commissioners. 

Sect. 10. The commissioners, to whom may be referred the 
petition of any appellant from the decision of the selectmen or 
mayor and aldermen, shall consider and report upon the matters in 
regard to which the appeal is taken, as set forth in the petition ; 
and the decision of the selectmen or the mayor and aldermen may 



1883.] Chapters 108, 109. 87 

be affirmed, modified, or reversed by the court, according to the 
report of the commissioners. 

Sect. 11. If, in the case of any petition relating to such im- Question of 
provement referred to the commissioners, the person to whom be tried by ju^. 
damages are awarded is dissatisfied with the same, he may appear 
at the court when their report is returned and object thereto in 
writing, and the court shall assess his damages by a jury. If he 
recover a greater sum, he shall be allowed his costs ; otherwise he 
shall pay costs. 

Sect. 12. Executions may be issued for damages and costs Execution may 
awarded in all cases, on petitions relating to such improvements, * '**"* ' 
as upon judgments. 

Sect. 13. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 109 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 219 OF THE GENERAL LAWS. 



Sect. 

1. Clerks to furnish copies of cases and peti- 

tions to reporter. 

2. Reporter to attend law terms; stenograph- 

er; compensation. 

3. To take notes of decisions. 

4. To revise, condense, and make head- 



Sect. 
6. May insert abstract of briefs and argu- 
ments. 

6. Copies to be furnished state librarian. 

7. Appointment of reporter. 

8. His salary. 

9. Repealing clause. 



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

Sect. 1. The clerks of the courts for the several counties shall cierks to fur- 
furnish to the state reporter a copy of every case reserved, at the cases and peti- 
same time copies thereof are furnished to the members of the I'epOTtM-. 
court ; also a copy of every petition originally commenced in the 
law term, with a concise statement of the proceedings had thereon 
within ten days after a final disposition is made of such petition. 

Sect. 2. The reporter shall attend all the law terms of the Reporter to at- 
court, and may employ a short-hand writer to assist him at such stenographer^;* ' 
terms when necessary ; and the court shall audit and allow the bills compensation. 
of such short-hand writer, who shall be allowed a reasonable com- 
pensation for service actually rendered, to be audited by the court, 
and paid as an incidental expense of the law term. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the reporter to take, or cause to to take note* 
be taken, full and accurate notes of every decision rendered at such *** 
terms, with the grounds and reasons upon which the same is placed 
by the court, unless at the time of the decision he receives a re- 
script containing a brief statement of the grounds and reasons of 
such decision. And if no further opinion is written out and fur- 
nished to him within sixty days, he shall, within one hundred and 
twenty days after such decision is announced, publish the case with 
such rescript or with his notes taken as is hereinbefore provided. 



88 



Chapter 109. 



[1883. 



To revise, con- 
dense, and 
make head- 
notes. 



May insert ab- 
stract of briefs 
and arguments. 



Copies to be 
furnished state 
librarian. 



Appointment 
of reporter. 



His salary. 



Rpppaling 
clause. 



It shall also be the duty of the reporter forthwith to gather up and 
report the decisions made since those reported in the 58th volume 
of Reports. And it shall be the duty of the court, and of all per- 
sons having in their hands unpublished decisions, forthwith to 
furnish the same with all papers connected therewith to the re- 
porter for publication. 

Sect. 4. The reporter shall revise, and, so far as practicable, 
condense the statement of facts in each case, taking care that all 
facts material to a fair presentation of the legal questions involved 
be made to appear, and shall prefix to each case which involves a 
question of law a brief head-note stating the substance of the legal 
points decided, such head-note to be made by the reporter unless 
furnished by the court. 

Sect. 5. The reporter may insert such portions of the briefs 
and arguments of counsel as in his judgment ought to be published, 
in order that the report may fairly present the questions involved, 
and the reasons and authorities applicable in their decision ; and it 
shall be the duty of counsel to furnish to the reporter copies of all 
their pi-inted briefs or arguments at the same time they are fur- 
nished to the court. 

Sect. 6. The clerks for the several counties shall in like manner 
forward to the state librarian copies of all reserved cases, and a 
statement of the final order made in each case ; and it shall be the 
duty of all lawyers in like manner to furnish copies of theii- printed 
arguments and briefs to said librarian ; and said librarian shall keep 
the same filed in some convenient way for reference in the state 
library, and, as often as sufficient material is collected to form a 
volume of suitable size, shall cause the same to be properly bound, 
all the papers relating to each case, including the final decision 
thereof, being properly arranged together in such volumes. 

Sect. 7. The supreme court shall from time to time appoint 
some suitable person to be reporter of their decisions, under this 
act, who may be removed at the pleasure of said court, and who, 
before entering upon his duties, shall be sworn to the faithful dis- 
charge thereof. 

Sect. 8. The annual salary of the state reporter shall be one 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 9. Section 1 of chapter 219 of the General Laws, and all 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby re- 
pealed. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 110, 111. 



CHAPTER 110. 

AN ACT FOR THE TAXATION OF TELEPHONE COMPANIES. 

Sect. l Sect. 

1. Telephone companies to be taxed, 3. Takes effect— when. 

2. Appraisal and assessment. ' 

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

Sect. 1. Every telephone corporation, company, or person doing Teiephonecom- 
business within this state shall pay an annual tax, as near as may taxed, 
be in proportion to the taxation of other property throughout the 
state, on the value of any telephone line or lines owned or worked 
by such corporation, company, or person within this state, includ- 
ing all poles, wires, insulators, transmitters, telephones, batteries, 
instruments, telephonic apparatus, office furniture, and fixtures. 

Sect. 2. The state board of equalization shall appraise the said Appraisal and 
lines, apparatus, office furniture, and machinery at their actual ***^* 
value, and assess such corporation, company, or person on said val- 
uation at the average rate of taxation of other property throughout 
the state. Such assessment shall be made and certified to the state 
treasurer by the thirtieth day of September. The state treasurer 
shall thereupon notify said parties against whom the tax is as- 
sessed, and the same shall be paid into the treasury 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. 3. This act shall take effect from its passage. Takes effect- 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9, CHAPTER 40, OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
RELATING TO CHOICE AND DUTIES OF TOWN OFFICERS. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Town treasurers to make monthly report 2. Takes effect— when. 
in towns adopting this act. ) 

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

Sect. 1. That section 9 of chapter 40 of the General Laws is Towntreasn- 
hereby amended by adding to said section : Every town treasurer monthi^report 
shall, on the Monday following the first Saturday of every month, J" *t^g|^t'^°P*" 
make a written statement, by him signed, to the selectmen of the '"^ '***' ' 
town, of the amount of money in his hands belonging to said town, 



90 Chapters 111, 112, 113. [1883. 

and the amount of money paid by him on town orders, and not 
previously reported, and at the same time submit his books and 
vouchers for their inspection ; and all such statements made by the 
treasurer to the selectmen shall be kept on file by the selectmen ; — 
this act to be in force only in such towns as adopt the same. 

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

^ ^°' [Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 112. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 83 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELATING 
TO THE SUPPORT OF COUNTY PAUPERS. 

Sect. 1. Towns may raise money for support of county paupers. 

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

Towns may Sect. 1. Any towii ill this state is hereby authorized, at any an- 

SSppoTof ^ *"' nual or biennial meeting, or at any meeting specially called for 
county paupers, that pui'pose, to raise money for the support of county paupers re- 
siding in such town ; and the county commissioners shall allow such 
town a reasonable sum, not exceeding the probable cost of the 
maintenance of such pauper at the expense of the county, for the 
partial or entire support of said pauper, as the case may be. 
[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF THE TOWN OF HART'S LOCATION. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. State and county taxes abated. | 2. Takes effect— when : repealing clause. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Cren- 
eral CouH convened: 

state and coun- Sect. 1. That the state treasurer is hereby authorized and re- 
ty taxes abated. ^^:^^.^^ ^o abate from the state tax of 1884, to be paid by the town 
of Hart's Location in the county of Carroll, four 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 Hart's Location during the period of the apportion- 
ment fixed by the act entitled "An act to establish a new appor- 
tionment of public taxes," passed at the present session of the leg- 
islature. And the treasurer of the county of Carroll is also hereby 
authorized and required to make a proportional annual abatement 
from the county tax to be paid by said Hart's Location in 1884, 



1883.] Chapters 113, 114, 115. 91 

and each year thereafter, imtil a new apportionment for the assess- 
ment of public taxes shall be made. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all acts ^^^^f.'^f/'^^g^. 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. ing clause. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 111. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 70 OF THE LAWS PASSED JUNE SES- 
SION, 1881, IN RELATION TO THE SERVICE OF LEGAL PROCESS IN CERTAIN 
CASES. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Non-resident trustee may be charged upon 2. Takes effect— when, 
deposition of agent. I 

JSe it enacted hy the Seriate mid House of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 

Sect. 1. That section 1 of said chapter be amended by adding ^°°t"eSybe 
at the end of said section the following, — "'and the trustee may be charged upon 

1 1 IT .. Pill iji deposition of 

charged upon the deposition of such clerk or agent the same as agent, 
though the deposition of the principal were taken," — so that said 
section shall read : Any person doing business in this state, and 
residing 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 possession in this state, by duly serving the same upon the clerk 
or agent having charge of such business, and the trustee may be 
charged upon the deposition of such clerk or agent the same as 
though the deposition of the principal was taken. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. when.^*^*"*" 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 115. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 179 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, RELAT- 
ING TO CATCHING LAKE TROUT. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Lake trout may be taken in April. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That section 4, chapter 179 of the General Laws, be Lake trout may 
amended in the seventh line by striking out the word "and" be- April- 
fore the word "March," and adding after the word "March" the 
words "and April," so that the section as amended shall read: 



92 



Chapters 115, 116. 



[1883. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



It shall not be lawful for any person to take, catch, kill, or have 
in his possession any land-locked or fresh-water salmon, lake trout, 
brook or speckled trout, in or from any of the waters of this state, 
between the month of September of any year and the month of 
April next following (except that lake trout may be taken, with 
single hook and line only, during the months of January, Febru- 
ary, March, and April) ; and any person so offending shall be fined 
not more than fifty dollars for each fish so taken or had in posses- 
sion, or imprisoned not more than six months, or both. 

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

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 116. 



AN ACT TO AID DARTMOUTH COLLEGE IN FURNISHING TUITION FOR INDI- 
GENT STUDENTS FROM NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Sect. 

1. .SlO.OOn appropriated. 

2. To be invested for benefit of indigent stu- 

dents. 



Sect. 

3. Wlio may be beneficiaries. 

4. Takes effect— when. 



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



$10,000 appro- 
priated. 



To be invested 
for benefit of 
indigent stu- 
dents. 



Who may be 
beneficiaries. 



Sect. 1. The sum of five thousand dollars shall be appropriated 
and paid out of the state treasury to the trustees of Dartmouth 
college, on the warrant of the governor, on the first day of October 
each year for the period of two years next after the passage of this 
act, for the use and benefit of said college, in the manner herein- 
after set forth. 

Sect. 2. Said sums when paid shall be at once securely invested, 
and shall constitute a fund, the income whereof shall be forever 
used in paying the tuition at said college of indigent students whose 
domicile at the time of entering college was within this state. And 
said trustees shall keep a true account of all money so received and 
paid out, and transmit annually a copy of the same to his excellen- 
cy the governor of the state, and the governor shall cause a reason- 
able number of said copies to be printed and distributed to the 
members of the legislature at each biennial session. 

Sect. 3. Any young man applying therefor to the president or 
a trustee of the college, shall be entitled to have his tuition paid 
in whole or in part from the income of the aforesaid fund, provided 
he possesses the following qualifications and answers the following 
conditions, namely : 

1. Pecuniary inability to pay the expenses of a college course. 

2. Legal domicile within this state at the time of making the 
application. 

3. The qualification as to scholarship required for admission to 
college and continuance therein. 



1883.] Chapters 116, 117. 93 

4. Good moral character, good mental endowment, and a suit- 
able desire to benefit himself and the community by securing a 
good education. 

And the foregoing facts shall be carefully inquired into in such 
way as the trustees may direct, and a certificate thereof filed with 
the records of the trustees before any such applicant shall be ad- 
mitted to share in the benefits of said fund. But no greater sum 
shall ever be paid for the tuition of any such person than the es- 
tablished rate of tuition for other students. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage : Provided^ Takes effect- 
that in the term Dartmouth college shall be included the Chandler 
Scientific Department; and said appropriation shall be divided be- 
tween the two departments in proportion to the number of New 
Hampshire indigent students in each. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 117 



AN ACT GIVING A BOUNTY FOR THE DESTRUCTION OF THE ROCKY MOUN- 
TAIN LOCUST, OR THE GRASSHOPPER. 



Sect. 
1. Bounty for destroying grasshoppers, $1 a 
bushel. 



Sect. 
2. To be paid by the state. 



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

Sect. 1. That if any person or persons shall hereafter kill or Bounty for de- 
destroy within this state the Rocky Mountain locust, or the grass- hoplell%iT 
hopper, at any time during the months of June and July annually, ^"s^^'- 
and shall produce good and satisfactory evidence to the selectmen 
of the town or place in which said insects may be killed or de- 
stroyed, or if no selectmen exist in such town or place, then to the 
nearest selectmen of any town or place having such officers, that 
the full amount of said insects so killed and destroyed, as presented 
to them, were actually destroyed at the time and place as desig- 
nated, either by himself or his agents in his employ, then such 
selectmen, guided by such ample testimony, shall pay as a bounty 
for each and every bushel of said locusts and grasshoppers, so proved 
to have been killed or destroyed as aforesaid, the sum of one dollar 
to any person or persons entitled to receive the same. 

Sect. 2. The selectmen of such town paying their moneys as To be paid by 
aforesaid shall keep a true record of all such bounties as may be 
paid by them, and upon presentation of the amount of the same, 
certified 'by a majority of the board to be just and true, to the 
treasurer of the state, the same shall be paid from the state treas- 
ury to the selectmen applying for the same, or their written order. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



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Chapters 118, 119. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 118. 



JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING TWO THOUSAND DOLLARS FOR THE 
NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' ASSOCIATION. 

$2,000 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Cou7-t convened : 



§2,000 appro- 
priated. 



That the sum of two thousand dollars be and hereby is appro- 
priated to the use of the N. H. Veterans' Association, to be ex- 
pended as follows : 

To paint the barracks erected by the state for the use of the vet- 
erans, and to furnish the same with comfortable sleeping arrange- 
ments. 

To pay the accrued debt on the dining pavilion erected by them, 
and to furnish facilities for procuring water for the same. 

The appropriation to be expended by an agent appointed by the 
governor. When the expenditures of said agent shall be approved 
by the governor and council, a warrant shall be drawn upon the 
treasury to pay the same. 

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 119. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO ADJUTANT-GENERAL' S DEPARTMENT. 

$500 for clerical expenses. 

Resolved hy the Senate and Souse of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened: 



$500 for cleri- 
cal expenses. 



That the sum of five hundred dollars be allowed annually for the 
clerical expenses of the adjutant-general's department, and that the 
same be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise ap- 
propriated, and that the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant therefor. 

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 120, 121. 95 

CHAPTER 120. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO A CONSTITUTIONAL CONVENTION. 
Expediency of calling a constitutional convention to be voted on by the people in 1884. 

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

That the selectmen of the several towns and places in this state Expediency of 
be directed to insert in their several Avarrants calling towii-meet- tutionifc^irir *" 
ings for the election of governor on the Tuesday next following the vmed'oA by^^ 
first Monday of November, 1884, an article which shall require the the^peopiein 
sense of the qualified voters to be taken on the following question, 
viz. : 

Is it expedient that a convention be called to revise the constitu- 
tion ? 

Be it further resolved. That the secretary of state furnish tlie Q>je^t^f>ni^tobe 
town-clerks of the several to^^ais and wards in this state, at least secretary of 
ten days before said day of election, a number of tickets equal to ^ * ' 
twice the number of votes cast for governor at the last biennial 
election in November, 1882, upon which tickets shall be printed the 
aforesaid question with the answer Yes, and an equal number 
of tickets upon which shall be printed the aforesaid question with 
the answer No ; — all of which tickets said town-clerks shall have 
at the several places of voting in the state for the use of the voters 
at the biennial election in November, 1884. 

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 121. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE PRESENTATION OF CERTAIN BOOKS 
TO THE AMERICAN LIBRARY AT STUTTGART, GERMANY. 

State publications presented. 

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

That the state librarian be authorized to furnish the American state PJ^^ij^«a-^ 
public library at Stuttgart, Germany, with one set of Hitchcock's '*"''' P"^^*^" 
Geological Report, one set Provincial Papers, and such New 
Hampshire laws and documents as can be spared from the surplus 
stock of the state library. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



96 



Chapters 122, 123, 124. 



[1883. 



$500 appropri- 
ated. 



CHAPTER 122. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE LIBRARY. 
$500 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars be and the same is hereby- 
appropriated in each of the years 1883 and 1884 for the use of the 
state library, to be expended by the trustees in purchasing and 
binding books for said library. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 123. 



$3,000 appro- 
priated. 



JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR REPAIRING THE STATE-HOUSE. 
$3000 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three thousand dollars, to be expended under 
the direction of the governor and council, be and is hereby appro- 
priated for the purjDose of removing the water-closets and urinals 
in the basement of the state-house to a more convenient place in 
the basement ; for increasing the number of water-closets and urin- 
als, for properly draining, trapping, and ventilating the same, and 
for making other necessary repairs in connection therewith; and 
the governor is authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury for 
the whole of that sum, or such part thereof as may be required for 
that purpose. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 124. 



JOINT RESOLUTION DONATING A SET OF THE FINAL REPORT OF THE STATE 
GEOLOGY TO THE GRANDDAUGHTER OF GENERAL JOHN STARK. 

Preamble; resolution. 

Whereas, Miss Charlotte Stark of Dunbarton, granddaughter 
of General John Stark, has presented to the state a portrait and 
memoir of her distinguished ancestor ; therefore 

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

That the governor be and he is hereby authorized and requested 
to present to Miss Stark a complete set of the final report of the 
state geologist. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 125, 126. 97 



CHAPTER 125. 

JOINT RESOLUTION GRANTING A TRACT OF LAND FOR THE LOCATION OF A 
MONUMENT OF DANIEL WEBSTER. 

Land granted; custody thereof. 

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

Sect. 1. That there be granted and set apart forever a tract Land granted, 
of land not exceeding two rods square in some convenient part 
of the state-house yard in Concord, to be selected by the governor 
and council, suitable for the permanent erection of a bronze monu- 
ment of Daniel Webster, to be donated and furnished by Ben- 
jamin Pierce Cheney, Esq., of Boston. 

Sect. 2. That the custody and future protective care of said mon- Custody there- 
ument shall be assumed and forever hereafter remain and be vest- 
ed in the governor and council of this state for the time being, or 
in a board of trustees of their appointment. 

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



CHAPTER126. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SOLON A. CARTER AND ISAAC W. HAMMOND. 
Sum of $375 allowed. 

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

That the sum of $250 be allowed Solon A. Carter in full of his $375 allowed, 
claim for services of himself and assistants in preparing statement 
of deposits in savings-banks and valuation of railroad property in 
New Hampshire, as of April 1, 1883, for board of equalization, for 
use in making apportionment bill ; and that the sum of il25 be 
allowed Isaac W. Hammond for services in examining and tabu- 
lating the several town inventories for use of the board of equal- 
ization, and superintending the printing ; and the governor is here- 
by authorized to draw his warrant for the payment of the same out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved August 9, 1883.] 



98 



Chapters 127, 128. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 127 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF THE SECURITY SAVINGS-BANK OF 
WINCHESTER. 

Preamble; resolution. 

Whereas, the Security Savings-Bank was organized under its 
charter in November, 1881, and commenced receiving deposits 
about December 1st, 1881, and in pursuance of the statute of this 
state a tax of one per cent, upon the amount on deposit in said 
bank upon the 1st day of April, 1882, was assessed, and paid by 
said bank (amounting to $796.35) into the state treasury ; and 

Whereas, at that time said bank had received scarcely any in- 
terest upon said deposits, and further, that said deposits came 
mostly from a dividend paid by the assignee of the insolvent Ashu- 
elot Savings-Bank, upon which the said assignee had paid the state 
tax in 1881, and upon which the said depositors had received no in- 
terest after January 1st, 1881, and in addition had lost forty per 
cent, of the principal ; and 

Whereas, it is unjust that the depositors be taxed for that por- 
tion of the time that their money was earning them no interest, 
that is to say, for eight months of the year 1881 ; therefore, — 

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

That the state treasurer be authorized to refund to the Security 
Saving-Bank the sum of five hundred and thirty dollars and ninety 
cents from the tax on said bank for the current year, and to deduct 
said sum from the tax paid, and treat the balance as the tax of the 
current year for the purposes of distribution. 

[Approved August 9, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 128. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE. 

$10,000 appropriated. 

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



$10,000 appro- 
priated. 



That the sum of ten thousand dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated to the asylum for the insane for the purpose of finish- 
ing and furnishing the building for the female patients, now in 
process of construction under the direction of the trustees of said 
asylum, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated ; and the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



1883.] . Chapters 129, 130. 99 



CHAPTER 129. 

JOINT RKSOLUTION FOR THE REPAYMENT OF TAXES ERRONEOUSLY ASSESS- 
ED BY THE APPORTIOXMENTkOF 1879, AND PAID ON THE GORE BETWEEN AT- 
KINSON AND GILMANTON ACADEMY GRANT IN THE COUNTY OF COOS. 

Sum of $8 allowed. 

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

That the sum of eight dollars be paid out of any money in the «8 allowed, 
treasury not otherwise appropriated to E. D. Barney, David N. 
Skillings, and W. E. Skillings, trustees of the estate of David N. 
Skillings, in full for their claim on account of taxes erroneously 
assessed by the apportionment of 1879, and paid on the Gore be- 
tween Atkinson and Gilmanton Academy Grant in the county of 
Coos ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same. 

[Approved August 21, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 130. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES H. LUND. 

1500 appropriated. 

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

That five hundred dollars be allowed and paid Charles H. Lund, $5oo appropri- 
corporal in Co. F, 2d Reg't N. H. N. G., for injuries received by **^**" 
him while in the discharge of his duty as a soldier in the New 
Hampshire National Guard ; and the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved August 21, 1883.] 



100 



Chapters 131, 132, 133. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 131. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN W. HUNT. 

$224.32 appropriated. 

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



$224,32 appro- 
priated. 



That under the provisions of section 9, chapter 2 of the General 
Laws, George W. Hunt is entitled to compensation for his ex- 
penses incurred in contesting his right to a seat in this house, and 
that the sum of two hundred twenty-four and tVir dollars be al- 
lowed him therefor ; 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 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 132. 

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

$400 appropriated. 

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



$400 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same hereby is 
appropriated annually from any sum in the treasury not otherwise 
expended, to be laid out in repaiiing the highway between Errol 
dam in Errol and the south line of Wentworth's Location, for the 
years 1883 and 1884. 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 133. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HENRY F. GREEN AND FRANK T. MOFFETT, 

$248.77 appropriated. 

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



$248.77 appro- That the sum of two hundred and forty-eight dollars and 

priaied. seventy-sevcn cents be allowed Henry F. Green and Frank T. 

Moffett for expenses incurred in contesting the right of Silas 



1883.] Chapters 133, 134, 135. 101 

Parker and proving their own right to seats in the house of repre- 
sentatives from Littleton, and the governor is hereby authorized to 
draw his warrant for the above sum. 
[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 134. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE N. H. COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE 
AND MECHANIC ARTS. 

$4,000 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two thousand dollars be and hereby is appro- $4,ooo appro- 
priated annually for the term of two years to the New Hamp- 
shire College of Agriculture and INIechanic Arts, to be annually 
expended as follows, viz., — for paying the salary of the farm 
superintendent, for increased facilities for chemical analysis, and in 
such other manner as the trustees may direct ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same upon any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 135. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF A GOVERNMENT POSTAL TELEGRAPH 
SYSTEM. 

Relative to government postal telegraph system. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court co7ivetied : 

That our senators in congress be instructed, and our representa- Relative to 
tives be requested, to use all their influence towards the early folt'au'eie-* 
establishment of a government postal telegraph system. sraph system. 

Resolved, further, that his excellency the governor be requested 
to forward copies of this resolution to each of our senators and rep- 
resentatives in congress, and to the president of the senate and 
speaker of the house of representatives, at the opening of the next 
session of our national congi-ess. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



102 



Chaptees 136, 137, 138. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 136. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE APPROPRIATION OF MONEY FOR THE 
PRESERVATION AND PROTECTION OF THE ENDICOTT ROCK AT THE WEIRS 
IN THE TOWN OF LACONIA. 

$400 appropriated. 

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



$400 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of four hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
ated for the preservation and protection of the Endicott rock at 
the Weirs in the town of Laconia, to be expended under the direc- 
tion of some person or persons appointed by the governor and 
council, and that the same be paid out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated, and that the governor be and 
hereby is authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



\ 



CHAPTER 137. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE DEPARTMENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUC- 
TION. 

$500 appropriated for clerical expenses. 

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

tied ^ofliert That, ill coiiscquence of the largely increased labors devolved 
cai expenses, upoii the Superintendent of public instruction by the legislation of 
1881, the sum of five hundred dollars, or such part thereof as may 
be needed, is hereby annually appropriated for the clerical expenses 
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 September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 138. 

JOINT RESOLUTION OF THANKS FOR PORTRAITS AND MARBLE BUSTS. 

Thanks of the state to certain parties. 

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



Resolution of That the thanks of the state of New Hampshire be presented to 



thanks to cer- 



tain parties. ' the following-named persons and families for their generous gifts to 



1883.] Chapters 138, 139, 140. 103 

tlie state, as follows : To Mrs. Caroline G. Reed, for the portrait of 
General James Reed ; to the family of John Fisher Sheafe, for a 
portrait of Hon. James Sheafe ; to Mrs. Ellen Tnck French, for a 
marble bust of Hon. Amos Tuck ; to the family of George Porter, 
for a portrait of Rev. Israel Evans ; to Mrs. Thomas L. Tullock, 
for a portrait of Hon. Thomas L. Tullock; to Mrs. Ira A. East- 
man, for a portrait of Hon. Ira A. Eastman ; to Mrs. Lemuel N. 
Pattee, for a portrait of Hon. Lemuel N. Pattee ; to Richard E. 
Cross, for a portrait of Colonel Edward E. Cross ; and that a copy 
of this resolution be forwarded by the secretary of state to the 
donors herein mentioned. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 139. 

•JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE RIVER ROAD IN WENTWORTH'S 
LOCATION. 

$150 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Seriate and House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court convened: 

That the sum of seventy-five dollars be and the same is hereby $150 appropri- 
appropriated for the purpose of repairing the road in Wentworth's ^^^^' 
Location (commencing at the south line of said Location, thence 
up Magalloway river to the settlement called Wentworth's Loca- 
tion in the county of Coos) for the year 1883, and the same sum 
for the year 1884; said several sums to be expended by an agent 
or agents to be appointed by the governor, and paid out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 140. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AGAINST LAND SUBSIDIES TO RAILROADS 

Preamble; resolutions. 

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

That whereas the government of the United States has given Preamble, 
to the railroads 178,952,688 acres of land, an area equal to thirty 
times the state of New Hampshire, and comprising the best lands 
of our national domain, the land grants in many cases being over 
25,000 acres to every mile of railroad constructed ; and 



104 



Chapters 140, 141. 



[1883. 



Whereas, if such grants were ever proper, that necessity has 
passed away, and many of tlie roads recently built are uncalled for, 
far in advance of any public need, and projected and constructed 
mainly to gain possession of immense tracts of land to enrich a few 
men, who monopolize the best sections, holding them for a rise, or 
to exact unreasonable prices from settlers, against the public wel- 
fare ; and 

Whereas, the jjublic lands are the property of the whole people, 
held in trust for the benefit of the whole people, and when sold 
they should be sold in such quantities and on such terms as to en- 
courage settlement and improvement, and not be given to large 
corporations nor in any other way squandered ; therefore. 

Resolved^ That our senators in congress be instructed, and our 
representatives be requested, to oppose any farther land subsidies 
to railroads, except the right of way, and any land grants for any 
purpose except for objects of national importance ; and, especially, 
to oppose any renewal of forfeited land grants. 

Resolved^ farther^ That his excellency the governor be requested 
to send copies of this joint resolution to each of our senators and 
representatives, and to the president of the senate and speaker of 
the house of representatives, at the opening of the next session of 
our national congress. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 141. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN REFERENCE TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE HITCH- 
COCK GEOLOGICAL WORKS. 

Fifty sets to be distributed by executive. 

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



Fifty sets to be 
distributed by 
executive. 



That the governor and council be and are hereby authorized to 
exchange or present sets of the Hitchcock geological works to such 
institutions and libraries as they shall deem for the best interests 
of the state, provided that the number so exchanged or presented 
shall not, in all, exceed fifty sets. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapteus 142, 143. 105 

CHAPTER 142. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CLERKS OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE. 
Appropriations to pay for extra worlc. 

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

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be granted Edwin Appropriations 
F. Jones, clerk of the house ; that the sum of two hundred dollars work! 
be granted Frank D. Currier, clerk of the senate ; that the sum of 
seventy-five dollars each be granted George A. Dickey, assistant 
clerk of the house, and Ira A. Chase, assistant clerk of the senate; 
and that the sum of seventy-five dollars be granted to John Under- 
liill, sei-geant-at-arms of the house, — all in compensation for extra 
work performed during the present session of the legislature ; and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the pay- 
ment of the same. 

[Approved September 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 143. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ENGROSSING CLERK. 

$100 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of one hundred dollars be allowed to the engross- 
ing clerk for extra clerk hire during the session ; and the governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasurv not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved September 13, 1883]. 



8100 appropri- 
ated. 



106 



Chapters 144, 145, 146. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 144. 

JOINT RESOLUTION GIVING CERTAIN BOOKS TO SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 5 OF 
WILTON. 

Donating papers and maps. 

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

Giving certain That a Set a Set of Provincial Papers and Dr. Hitchcock's sur- 
booiis. ^^^ ^^ ^j^^ state, with maps, be donated from the state library to 

school-district No. 5, of Wilton, N. H. 



[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 145. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE DRAWING OFF THE WATERS OF 
LAKE WINXIPISEOGEE, AND OTHER LAKES AND PONDS IN NEW HAMPSHIRE. 
TO SUPPLY MILLS IN OTHER STATES. 

Commissioner to be appointed. 

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



Commissioner 
to be appointed' 



That the governor and coimcil be and are hereby authorized to 
appoint a commissioner to take evidence and report the facts to the 
next legislature in relation to drawing off the waters of Lake Win- 
nipiseogee. Lake Sunapee, and other lakes and ponds in New 
Hampshire, to supply mills in or out of the state, and also the 
effect such drawing off of the waters has upon the business inter- 
ests and health of the people of New Hampshire, with power to 
send for persons and papers. 

[Approved, September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE FISH COMMISSION. 
$1,000 appropriated. 

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



$1,000 appro- 
priated. 



That the sum of one thousand dollars be and the same is hereby 
appropriated for the purpose of erecting a cottage in the vicinity 
of the state fish-hatching house, for the use of the superintendent 



1883.] Chapters 146, 147, 148. 107 

thereof, said sum to be expended by the fish commissioners under 
the direction of the governor and council; and the governor is 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor out of any funds in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 147. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES VV. WEEKS, DEFRAYING HIS EX- 
PENSES IN CONNECTION WITH THE CONTESTED ELECTION CASE FROM THE 
TOWN OF HARRINGTON. 

$233.37 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred and eighty-three and f(/_ dollars ^^ffj^^^PP'®' 
be allowed Charles W. Weeks, of Barrington, as taxable costs and 
expenses in defending his title to a seat in this house ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 148. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ERVIN B. TRIPP. 

$400 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of four hundred dollars be allowed Ervin B. Tripp 
in full for his claim, and that the governor be authorized to draw $400 appropri- 
his warrant for the same, and pay the same out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



108 



Chapters 149, 150, 151. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 149. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO PAY ABNER CLARK FOR SERVICES AS A MEMBER, 
WITH MILEAGE. 

$72 appropriated. 

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



$72 appropri- 
ated. 



That Abner Clark be allowed sixty-three dollars for twenty-one 
days' service as a member of the house, and nine dollars for mile- 
age, and that the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
on the treasury for the same. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 150. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OP SILAS PARKER. 
$85.60 appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Represeyitatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 



$35.60 appro- 
priated. 



That sixty-three dollars be allowed Silas Parker for twenty-one 
days' attendance as member of this house, and twenty-two dollars 
and sixty cents for mileage, and that the governor is hereby au- 
thorized to draw his warrant on the treasury for the same. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 151. 

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

$1 ,900 appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and House oj Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 



$1,900 appro- 
priated. 



That there is hereby appropriated, for the purpose of repairing 
roads m the vicinity of the White Mountains for the years 1883 
and 1884, 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- 
ing from the north line of Bartlett to the Willey house, three 
hundred dollars ; for the road leading from the Willey house to 



1883.] Chapters 151, 152, 153. 109 

the Crawford house, four huudred dollars, — so much of said 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 Avarrant for said sev- 
eral sums. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 152. 

JOINT RESOLUTION |TO APPROPRIATE FOUR HUNDRED DOLLARS YEARLY, 
FOR THE YEARS 1883 AND 1884, TO REPAIR RO.IDS IN RANDOLPH. 

$800 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of four hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- ^soo appropri- 
ated to repair roads and bridges in the town of Randolph yearly, 
for the years 1883 and 1884 ; 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 September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 15 3. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE DIXVILLE AND MILLSFIELD ROADS 
IN COOS COUNTY. 

$800 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Seriate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is here- $8oo appropri- 
by appropriated for the purpose of repairing the Dixville road in 
Coos county, the sum of one hundred dollars for the repair of 
Millsfield road in Coos county, for the year 1883, and the same 
amounts for 1884, — 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 September 14, 1883.] 



110 



Chapters 154, 155. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 154. 

JOINT RESOLUTION MAiaNG AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE MOOSEHILLOCK 
TUNNEL STREAM ROAD. 

$200 appropriated. 

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



$200 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of two hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
ated for the repair of the Moosehillock Tunnel Stream road dur- 
ing the ensuing two years, and that the same be expended under 
the direction of an agent to be appointed by the governor ; and 
that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant therefor from 
any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 155. 

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

6600 appropriated. 

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



$600 appropri- 
ated. 



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 
1883, and the same sum for the year 1884, 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 September 14, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 156, 157. Ill 



CHAPTER 156. 

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

§600 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- |6oo appropri- 
priated for the repair of the new highway leading from the old 
road near the dwelling-house of Luman H. Grover in Errol do^wn 
the Androscoggin river to the east line of Dummer, annually, for 
the years 1883 and 1884 ; and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant for the same on any moneys in the treasury 



not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 157. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE STATE PRISON. 



Sect. I Sect. 

1. $11,000 appropriated. 3. Expended under direction of executive. 



2. $300 appropriated. 4. Warrant. 



appro- 



Resolved hy the Setiate and House of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That the sum of eleven thousand dollars be and is $11,000 
hereby appropriated to the New Hampshire state prison for the ^"^ ^ 
purpose of building a tenement-house, stable, wood-shed, and front 
yard fence. 

Sect. 2. That the further sum of three hundred dollars be and $300 appropri- 
the same is hereby appropriated for the benefit of the prison '^^^^' 
library for the ensuing two years. 

Sect. 3. That all the moneys appropriated by this act shall be ex- Expended un- 
pended under the direction and at the discretion of the governor of executive, 
and council. 

Sect. 4. That the governor is hereby authorized and empowered Warrant, 
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. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



112 



Chapters 158, 159. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 158. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF THOMAS R. HENDERSON. 

$200 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and Souse of Representatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 



$200 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of two hundred dollars be and hereby is appropri- 
ated for the relief of Thomas R. Henderson, late gunner of the 
artillery company of the thirty-ninth regiment of New Hamp- 
shire militia, for injuries by him received from premature dis- 
charge of a cannon at an annual muster of said regiment while 
acting under command of his superior officer and in line of his 
duty. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 159. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE CLAIMS OF EDWIN C. BAILEY AND THE 
CONTOOCOOK MANUFACTURING COMPANY AT FISHERVILLE, N. H. 

Claims to be examined by executive. 

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



Claims to be 
examined by 
executive. 



That the governor and council are hereby authorized to examine, 
audit, and allow the claims of Edwin C. Bailey and of the Con- 
toocook Manufacturing and Mechanics Co., for services rendered 
and money expended by said Bailey and said company for the state, 
under the direction of its officers and agents ; and if said claims, or 
any part thereof, be found due said Bailey or said Contoocook 
company, the governor is hereby authorized to pay the same out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated : Provided, 
that the governor and council shall be of the opinion that such 
claims are legal and just, and ought to be paid. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 160, 161. 113 

CHAPTER 160. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF L. B. BROWN AND OTHERS. 

JP200 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated to L. B. Brown, O. |2ooappropri 
N. Flanders, John T. Hulme, and D. B. Donovan, each, for ser- 
vices as reporters of the legislative proceedings at the present ses- 
sion ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
on the treasury for said sums out of any money not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



ated. 



CHAPTER 161. 

JOINT RESOLUTION EXTENDING THE FORESTRY COMMISSION APPOINTED UN- 
DER THE JOINT RESOLUTION OF JULY 29, 1881. 

$300 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Rejyresentatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

The commission appointed under the joint resolution, approved ssooappropri 
July 29, 1881, to institute an inquiry concerning the destruction of 
forests, and the wisdom and necessity of forest laws, etc., is hereby 
extended two years. Said commission shall make a report to the 
legislature, which shall be prepared at least sixty days before the 
session of June, 1885, to be printed for distribution as provided by 
said resolution. Said commission shall serve without compensa- 
tion, but a sum not exceeding three hundred dollars is hereby ap- 
propriated to pay the necessary expenses incurred in collecting the 
facts required by said resolution to be ascertained and reported, to 
be audited by and paid on the warrant of the governor. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



ated. 



114 



Chapters 162, 163. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 162. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEONARD E. TILDEN AND OTHERS. 

$230 appropriated. 

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



That Leonard E. Tilden, sergeant-at-arms of tlie senate, be al- 
lowed the sum of seventy-five dollars ; Charles J. Hamblett, door- 
keeper of the senate, be allowed twenty-five dollars ; Norris A. 
Dunklee, Charles M. Home, and Frank M. Tappan, door-keepers 
of the house of re23resentatives, be each allowed twenty-five dol- 
lars ; James E. Rand, policeman in attendance, be allowed twenty- 
five dollars; Natt. G. ShaAv and Fred. W. Clifford, pages of the 
house, be allowed fifteen dollars each for extra services during the 
present session; that the same be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise approjDriated, and the governor be author- 
ized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 163. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PROCURING OF CERTAIN PAPERS FROM THE 
STATE PAPER OFFICE IN ENGLAND. 

$500 appropriated. 

Resolved hy tJie Senate and House of Represeyitatives in Gieyieral 
Court convened: 



$500 appropri- 
ated. 



That the sum of five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated to 
the New Hampshire Historical Society to enable it to procure a 
calendar of the papers relating to the early history of the state in 
the state paper office, and other records, in England; and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury 
therefor out of any money not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 164, 165. 115 



CHAPTER 164. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF IRA A. CHASE. 

§100 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Se7iate and Souse of Representatives in Gejieral 
Court convened : 

That Ira A. Cliase be allowed the sum of one hundred dollars sfioo appropri- 
for acting as reporter in the senate during this session of the legis- 
lature, 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 September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 165. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN UNDERHILL AND OTHERS. 
Appropriation to pay officers of senate and house and others. 

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

That John Underbill be allowed the sum of three hundred and Appropriation! 
seventy-two dollars and seventy cents, Norris A. Dunklee the sum o" senate an" 
of three hundred and sixty-one dollars and seventy cents, Charles othew.*"'^ 
M. Home the sum of three hundred and seventy-five dollars and 
fifty cents, Frank ]\I. Tappan the sum of three hundred and sixty 
eight dollars and fifty cents, Natt. G. Shaw the sum of two hundred 
and four dollars and twenty cents, Fred. W. Clifford the sum of 
two hundred and four dollars and twenty cents, A. P. Rein the 
sum of three hundred and six dollars and twenty cents, Leonard 
E. Tilden the sum of three hundred and sixty-nine dollars and fifty 
cents, Charles J. Hamblett the sum of three hundred and seventy- 
one dollars and ten cents, Charles P. Smith the sum of three 
hundred and sixty-four dollars and ninety cents, John K. Stokes 
the sum of three hundred dollars, J. Henry Nye the sum of two 
hundred and fifty dollars, James E. Rand the sum of three hun- 
dred and thirty-six dollars and twenty cents, James E. Dodge the 
sum of twenty-five dollars, Lyman S. Hayes the sum of thirty-four 
dollars and fifty cents, William B. Fellows the sum of twenty-three 
dollars and ten cents, Arthur P. Greeley the sum of seventeen dol- 
lars and seventy cents, Charles T. Lane the sum of twenty-one 
dollars, Charles W. Bickford the sum of thirteen dollars and sixty 
cents, Arthur F. Dennett the sum of ten dollars, Charles G. Em- 
mons the sum of seventy-five dollars, C. A. Dole the sum of one 
hundred and fifty dollars, G. H. H. Silsby & Son the sum of three 
hundred and eight dollars and eighty-four cents, John B. Clarke 



116 



Chapters 165, 166. 



[1883. 



six hundred and seventy-seven dollars and sixty cents, Eepublican 
Press Association six hundred and seventy-seven dollars and sixty 
cents, O. C. Moore six hundred and seventy-seven dollars and sixty 
cents, J. C. Moore six hundred and seventy-seven dollars and sixty 
cents, Pearson & Pattee six hundred and seventy-seven dollars and 
sixty cents, and that the same be paid out of any money in the 
treasury not otherAvise appropriated ; and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 
[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 166. 



NAMES CHANGED. 



Names 
changed. 



The following changes of names have been legally made by the 
judges of probate in the counties where the persons reside, during 
the years from June, 1881, to June, 1883 : 



Rockingham. RocKiNGHAM CoUNTY. Fannie Young, of Auburn, to Fannie 
Merrill; Walter L. Bean, of Deerfield, to Walter L. Rollins; 
William H. Hubbard, of Derry, to Henry H. Hubbard ; Walter 
Channing Harriman, of Exeter, to Walter Chan Harriman ; Edwin 
S. Sleeper, of Hampstead, to Edwin S. Pressey; Eddie Senter, of 
Kingston, to Edward Goodwin ; Lurana F. James, of Kingston, to 
Lurana F. Philbrick ; Enoch F. Pickard, of Kingston, to Frank T. 
Pickard ; Earnest Lancaster Beede of North wood, to Earnest Lan- 
caster Sherman; Frank Haley, sometimes called Frank Jones or 
Frank Bragdon, of Northwood, to Frank Jones Haley ; Alvah 
Herbert Tuttle, of Newmarket, to Alvah Herbert Place ; Mary E. 
A. Norton, of Newmarket, to Mary E. A. Lewis ; Isabell J. Ellis, 
of Newmarket, to Lsabell Jones ; Matthew Murphy, of Newcastle, 
to Daniel Stevens; Helen F. Tanner, of Portsmouth, to Helen F. 
Peck ; Adelbert Cartin, of South Hampton, to Albert Downing. 

Strafford. Strafford County. Isabella Giles, of Rochester, to Isabella 

Piercy; Sarah E. White, of Somersworth, to Sarah E. Merrow; 
Eva Dell Messenger, of Dover, to Eva Dell French ; Luella C. 
Ellis, of Dover, to Luella C. Smith ; Diana Furbush, of Rochester, 
to Diana Paine ; John Collins, of Rollinsford, to Albert Dexter 
Brown; Sarah E. Colbath, of Farmington, to Sarah E. Piper; 
Flora E. Whitney, of Dover, to Nellie E. Nute ; Ida G. Mooney, 
of Barrington, to Ida G. Twombly ; Howard Knight, of New Dur- 
ham, to Edwin Clark Neal ; Georgie F. Buchanan, of Dover, to 
Georgie F. Edmonds ; Elizabeth Ellen Pike, of Farmington, to 
Elizabeth Ellen Chamberlain ; Abbie M. Taylor, of Madbury, to 
Abbie M. Young; Delia M. Perkins, of Rochester, to Delia M. 
York; Annette Sophia Abbott, of Somersworth, to Annette Sophia 
Walker ; Sadie Johnson, of Dover, to Sarah Jane Hutchins ; Jes- 
sie I. Vibert, of Durham, to Jessie I. Burnham ; Lottie E. Grant, 
of Dover, to Lottie G. Swain. 



1883.] Chapter 166. IIT 

Belknap County. Freddie Alexander, of Belmont, to Fred- Beiknap. 
die Pulcifer; N. Mabel Page, of Laconia, to Mabel Agnes Cram; 
Jennie A. Bean, of Laconia, to Jennie A. Blaisdell ; Hannah 
Dyer, of Tilton, to Hannah French ; Lottie M. Austin, of Gilford, 
to Cornelia Austin Haynes ; Caroline A. Pearson, of Meredith, to 
Caroline A. Weston ; Orrin Ezra Greenleaf, of NeAV Hampton, to 
Orrin Ezra Drake ; Augusta Maria Huntress, of Laconia, to Min- 
nie Maria Perley ; Lucy A. Squire, of Belmont, to Lucy A. Al- 
drich ; Holland E. Dale, of Belmont, to Holland E. Twombly ; 
Jonas Sleeper Everett, of Laconia, to J. Edward Everett ; Alma 
E. Sherburne, of Alton, to Alma E. Nutter; Edward J. Burroughs, 
of Barnstead, to Edward J. George ; Jennie Wheeler, of Meredith, 
to Mary Ida Norris ; Mary Elisabeth Gove, of Sanbornton, to Mary 
Elisabeth Neal. 

Carroll County. Emma C. Gale to Emma C. Clark, Annie carrou. 

E. Carter to Annie E. Libby, Carrie R. Churchill to Carrie R. 
Roberts, Alma Ardell Copeland to Dell Alma Banks, Maggie King 
to Jennie Harris, Mary F. Hunt to Mary F. Beacham, Howard A. 
Hunt to Howard A. Beacham. 

Merrimack County. Sarah E. Small to Sarah E. Dennis, Merrimack. 
Linius D. Small to Linius Dennis, Emmagene Buell to Emmagene 
Colby, Etta Gove Buell to Etta Gove Colby, Hiram Gookin to 
Frank L. Gookin, Hattie B. Flanders to Hattie B. Chase, Roxanna 
Straw to Roxanna Anderson, Sarah A. Dow to Sarah A. James, 
John H. F. Collins to John W. Henry, Alice A. Parker to Alice 
A. Norris, Charlotte M.Raymond to Charlotte M. Rand, Josephine 
French to Josephine Hatch, Martha N. Marden to Martha N. 
Robinson, Olivia M. Sanborn to Olivia M. Carter, Alice B. Corey to 
Alice B. Dennett, Clara J. Spofford to Clara J. Story, Celicia 
Chase Jenness to Celicia Chase Colby, Urania M. Jameson to 
Urania M. Stanyan, Emily L. Winslow to Emily L. Clark, Content 
Jenkins Smith to Content Jenkins Lake, Lulu Parker to Lulu 
Ames, John R. Atwood to John R. Morrison, Charlie C. Thompson 
to Charles T. Chase, Susan A. Ligalls to Susan A. Mudgett, Ellie 

F. Hilpert to Ellie F. Balcom, Etta Belinda Colby to Etta Belinda 
Colby Woods, Minnie Hickock to Minnie Wilder, May Hickock to 
May Wilder, Charles L. Clark to Charles L. Rowe, Joseph Long- 
ley to Joseph Ash, Charles Frost to Charles Ash, Francis Paul 
Fifield to Francis Paul Perry, George Richards to George Richards 
Perry, Edwin Forrest Hobart to Edwin Forrest Perkins, Freddie 
Comfort to Frederick Grandmon, Eva May Farrar to Eva May 
Farrar Campbell, George Henry Harvey to Henry Dwinnells, Fred 
E. Smith to Fred E. Cheney. 

Hillsborough County. George W. Twiss, of Amherst, to Hiusborough. 
George W. Putnam; Wilfred Geron, of Manchester, to Wilfred E. 
Drew; Mary A. Ahlert, of Manchester, to Mary Ann Selina Dowd; 
Maria B. Garland, of Nashua, to Maria B. Davis; Arianna Dodge, 
of Manchester, to Arianna Moody ; Pierre Charles Horace Phaneuf, 
of Nashua, to Horace Charles Phaneuf; Jesse Clement, Jr., of 
Weare, to Jesse Holmes Clement; Maria Hill, of Manchester, to 
Maria Huckins ; Fred O. Paine, of Manchester, to Fred O. Wil- 
son; Martha J. Barnes, of Nashua, to Martha J. Blackwood; Sam- 
uel Tucker, of Hillsborough, to Charles Edward Jones; Mary C. 
9 



118 Chapter 166. [1883. 

Hennesey, of Manchester, to Mary C. Hersey; Emma B. Carr, of 
Manchester, to Emma B. Quimby; William Samuel Melendy, of 
Amherst, to William Melendy; Lizzie C. White, of Manchester, to 
Lizzie C. Baker; Lillian E. Philbrick, of Manchester, to Lillian E. 
Hersey; Almira Whitney Goodhue, of Manchester, to Almira 
Whitney; George Bragdon Doyle, of Bedford, to George Doyle 
Soper; Maggie Eox, of Manchester, to Maggie Harrison; Polly 
Eaton Amsden, of Wilton, to Mary Eaton Amsden; Kowena A. 
Frye, of Manchester, to Rowena A. Feyler; Lydia A. Frost, of 
Manchester, to Lydia A. Hanchett; Elizabeth Bush, of INIanches- 
ter, to Elizabeth Masten; Louis Elmer Lee, of Manchester, to 
Louis Elmer Livingston; Frank (jay Clark, of Peterborough, to 
Frank Gay Clarke; Babson LeRo}" Moulton, of Manchester, to 
Charles LeRoy Moulton ; Charles Merrill, of Weare, to Charles G. 
Cram; Almira Esther Hodgkins, of Nashua, to Almira Esther 
Lund; John Home, of Manchester, to Harry J. Morrow; Joseph 
Henry Mitchell, of Manchester, to Joseph Henry LaRock; Nancy 
Kathleen Home, of Manchester, to Agnes Ellen Riley ; Flossa May 
Rogers, of Holyoke, Mass., to Flossa May Griswold; Lena May 
Wilcox, of GofEstown, to Lena jNIay Davis; Lisa Viola Preston, of 
Peterborough, to Viola Lisa Bullard ; Frederick A. Thompson, of 
Manchester, to Frederick Albert Bartlett ; Winnifred Natala 
Hayes, of Manchester, to Grace Alma Pierce; Annie L. Cummock, 
of Manchester, to Annie L. Gillis; Susie Luella Smith, of Man- 
chester, to Susie Luella Lacomse; Lottie May Wheeler, of Weare, 
to Lottie May Boynton; Eva Sarah Paige, of Manchester, to Eva 
Paige Sweatt; Fred Clealand Young, of Manchester, to Fred 
Young Stearns; Lilla B. Currier, of Manchester, to Lilla B. Mars- 
ton; Sada H. Burbank, of Nashua, to Sada Huldah Barker; Eliza- 
beth Long, of Nashua, to Elizabeth Martel; Abbie I. Colby, of 
Goft'stown, to Abbie I. Farley; Katie I. Douglass, of Bedford, to 
Katie I. Wiggin; Nahuni W. Ridley, of Manchester, to Nahum 
W. Ward; Michaiah Moore George, of Bennington, to Micajah 
Moore George; Ebenezer Dodge, of New Boston, to Eben Dodge; 
Ella S. Hardy, of Antrim, to Ella S. Newton ; Caroline H. Wheel- 
er, of Manchester, to Caroline H. Summers; Elvira Edith Chase, 
of Manchester, to Elvira Edith Watson; Ora McGarrett, of Nash- 
ua, to Ora Shattuck; Sarah J. Wilson, of Nashua, to S. Jennie 
Eaton; Stella M. Porter, of Greenville, to Stella M. Farrar; 
George Brown, of Wilton, to Jesse Morrill Martin; Adaline J. 
Fellows, of Manchester, to Addie J.Kimball; Martha Elizabeth 
Holt, of Peterborough, to Martha Elizabeth Barker. 

Cheshire. Cheshike County. Agnes Rowe to Effie Zella Bayliss, Ho- 

mer O. Farnum to Homer Farnum Priest, Julia A. Sears to Julia 
A. Gardner, Addie F. Messer to Addie F. Washburn, Robert E. 
Munroe to Erwin Franklin Wilson, Frank Gee to Frank L. Booth, 
Zilla J. Rogers to Zilla J. Powers, Ida May Bates to Ida M. Pratt, 
Philena Clark Martin to Philena Clark Vose, Nettie E. Cole to 
Nettie E. Field, Saiah Ada Bemis to Sarah Ada Wood, Miriam A. 
Reed to Miriam A. Towne, Stella M. Conroy to Stella M. Aldrich. 

suiiivan. Sullivan County. Fred Henry Elliott to Fred Henry Baker, 

Chelsey C. Strickland to George E. Straw, Fanny B. Child to 
Fanny B. Walker, Elly Myra Buswell to Ella Myra Prescott, Mrs. 



1883.] Chapter 166. 119 

Matilda Pliimmer to Mrs. Matilda Davis, Mary E. Comstock to 
Mary Elizabeth Severance, Alice Walker to Alice B. Walker, Ro- 
setta Marsh Kempton to Rosetta Marsh Hall, Martha J. Spaulding 
to Martha J. Evans, Bertha Belle Nourse to Bertha Belle Page, 
Betsey M. Hayward to Betsey M. Mann, Flora Ann Thornton to 
Florance Sophia Kellogg. 

Geafton County. Fannie Chase Allen, of Lebanon, to Fan- Grafton, 
nie Allen Chase ; Perley LeRoy Burgess, of Alexandria, to Perley 
LeRoy Healey ; Ellen Gertrude Stanley, of Bethlehem, to Ellen 
Gertrude Sawyer ; Harriet E. Merriman, of Littleton, to Hattie E. 
Underwood ; Joseph Henry LeRock, of Littleton, to Henry Stone ; 
Arthur Bagley, of Piermont, to Lang Merrill ; Mary M. Colby, of 
Haverhill, to Mary M. Rowe ; Gilman C. Davis, of Wentworth, to 
Gilman C. Marshall ; Ida M. Mitchell, of Campton, to Ida May 
Smith ; Olive A. Gale, of Bath, to Olive A. Hawkins ; Kattie L. 
Merrill, of Plymouth, to Katie L. Piper; Sarah G. Morse, of 
Campton, to Sarah G. Leavitt ; Chastina Webster, of Wentworth, 
to Chastina Rollins. 

Coos County. Infant child of William Cameron, of White- cod». 
field, to Flora Malona Pillsbury ; Carrie Izzie Blodgett, of Strat- 
ford, to Izzie B. Wheeler. 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 167. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF PHILLIPS EXETER ACADEMY, AP- 
PROVED APRIL 3, 1781. 

Sect. 1. Trasteea may hold property. 

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

Sect. 1. That it shall be lawful for the trustees of said academy Trustees may 
to receive by gift, devise, purchase, or otherwise, and hold, man- ° pi^oper y. 
age, and dispose of, for the purposes of their said trust, real and 
personal estate, and the income thereof, to such an amount as may 
in their judgment be necessary for the use and advantage of said 
academy. 

[Approved June 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE BOSTON CHAIR SEATING COM- 
PANY. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Name changed. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in Cren- 
eral Court convened: 

Sect. 1. That the corporation organized under the General Name changed. 
Laws of New Hampshire by the name ''The Boston Chair Seating 
Company," shall hereafter be known as The Raw-Hide Manufactur- 
ing Company. 

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

[Approved June 27, 1883.] ^'*"°- 



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Chapters 169, 170. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN ACT IN AMENTJMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
THE LACONIA AND LAKE VILLAGE HORSE RAILROAD," APPROVED JULY 
27TH, 1881. 



Sect. 
1. Charter reenacted, and organization le- 
galized. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Charter re- 
enacted, and 
organization 
legalized. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the act to incorporate The Laconia and Lake 
Village Horse Railroad, approved July 27th, 1881, be and the 
same hereby is revived and reenacted, and the organization of said 
corporation, and the meetings held in pursuance thereof, the loca- 
tion and laying out of said road, and all proceedings had in accord- 
ance with said act of incorporation, are hereby legalized and made 
of binding force. 

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

[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 170 



AN ACT TO ENABLE SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 8 IN THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER 
TO HIRE MONEY. 



Sect. 
1. District to hire money and issue bonds. 



,. r 



2. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate atid House of Bepresetitatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 



District to hire 
money and 
issue bonds. ' 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. School-district No. 8 in the town of Rochester is hereby 
authorized to hire a sum of money not exceeding twenty thousand 
dollars to defray in part the expenses of erecting the new school- 
house which said district on the twenty-third day of March last 
voted to build, and to issue notes or bonds of the district therefor, 
payable at such times within fifteen years from the passage of this 
act, and with such rates of interest, not exceeding five per cent, per 
annum, as may be thought proper, and to consider and rescind any 
former vote or votes authorizing persons to hire money on their 
credit for the foregoing purpose. 

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

[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 171, 172. 12S 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT TO IXCORPOKATE THE EXETER ARMORY ASSOCIATION. 



Sect. 

1. Association constituted a corporation. 

2. Oflicers and contracts to continue. 



Sect. 

3. May hold property. 

4. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. The Exeter Armory Association, a voluntary associa- ^^^^y^^l''^ 
tion heretofore existing in the town of Exeter, is hereby made a corporation, 
body politic and corporate for the purposes named in its articles 
of association, 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 immu- 
nities, and made subject to all the liabilities, incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 



Sect. 2. The present officers of said association shall retain their Offi 

__J-.. -. ----- - ,- COM 



cers and 
contracts to 



respective offices until their successors shall be elected, agreeably continue, 
to said articles of association, and all contracts heretofore made by 
said association are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Sect. 3. Said association may hold real and personal estate. May hold prop- 
which it may acquire by gift, purchase, or otherwise, and may **' ^' 
manage and dispose of the same, and the income thereof, to such 
amount as may be necessary for the purposes of said association. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect on its passage. wh'en ^*^*'^~ 

[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 17 2. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LISBON HOTEL COMPANY. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 3. Directors. 

2. Capital stock ; duties and liabilities. | 4. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That Augustus A. Woolson, Charles H. Boynton, J. ^3^"'^ 
G. Moore, W. H. Cummings, L. C. Payne, E. D. Raiid, H. B. 
Moulton, Charles Mindt, O. H. Bo^aiton, George Brummer, O. D. 
Moore, J. K. Atwood, Bowles & Hoskins, Oakes & Bennett, C. & 
S. T. MofEett, W. K. Parker, W. H. Weston, F. P. Noyes, D. C. 
Moulton, Cogswell Brothers, H. E. Palmer, F. H. Richardson, W. 
L. Lowry, L. F. Ash, M. B. Wheelock, Darius George, J. N. 
Savage, H. P. Titus, A. W. Moore, M. H. Bowker, George C. 
Wood, their associates, successors, and assigns, under the name and 



124 



Chapters 172, 173. 



[1883. 



Capital stock ; 
duties and 
liabilities. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



style of Lisbon Hotel Company, be and the same are hereby in- 
corporated by that name, with all the rights, powers, and privileges 
usually conferred on corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not be less 
than ten thousand dollars, with the privilege of increasing it to 
twenty thousand dollars, which may be divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each, and shall be used in paying for and complet- 
ing the hotel now being constructed at Lisbon village by an asso- 
ciation organized under chapter 152 of the General Laws of the 
state of New Hampshire ; and this corporation shall fulfil all the 
contracts and liabilities of said association, and shall have power to 
enforce all contracts and obligations made to said association, and 
to collect all subscriptions made to the stock of said association for 
said hotel ; and the vote of the town of Lisbon exempting said ho- 
tel property from taxation, as passed at a meeting called for that 
purpose, August 11, 1882, is hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Sect. 3. The affairs of said corporation shall be managed by a 
board of five directors, to be elected annually. The first meeting 
of said corporation shall be at such time and place as five of the 
above corporators shall fix upon and give seasonable notice of. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 173 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE SAVINGS-BANK OF THE COUNTY 

OF coos. 



Sect. 

1. Name changed. 

2. Made perpetual. 



Sect. 
3. Repealing clause. 



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



Name changed. Sect. 1. On and after September 1, 1883, the name of the cor- 
poration chartered under chapter 88 of the private acts of the 
June session, 1868, as "The Savings-Bank of the Count}^ of Coos," 
shall be changed to the Lancaster Savings-Bank. 

Sect. 2. Section 1 of said chapter 88 is hereby amended by 
striking therefrom the words ''for the term of twenty years from 
the passage of this act," so that as amended said section will read : 
Shall be and remain a body politic and corporate by said name, and 
shall be vested with all the powers and privileges and subject to 
all the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent Avith the pro- 
visions of this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved July 11, 1883.] 



Made perpet 
ual. 



Repealing 
clause. 



1883.] Chapters 174, 175. 125 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF DOVEK TO RAISE AND EXPEND MONEY 
FOR THE PURPOSE OF BUILDING A COURT-HOUSE FOR THE USE OF THE 
COUNTY OF STRAFFORD. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. May raise money. I 2. May take land. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Court co7iveiied: 

Sect. 1. That the city of Dover be and the same is hereby au- May raise mou- 
thorized and empowered to raise by loan or taxation, and to appro- 
priate, a sum of money not exceeding fifty thousand dollars for 
purchasing a lot and erecting and furnishing a court-house and 
county offices for the use of the county of Strafford. 

Sect. 2. Said city of Dover shall have power to take land May take land, 
for the aforesaid purposes by paying the owner or owners the 
value thereof, to be appraised in the same manner as in case of 
land taken for highways. 

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 175. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWN OF HENNIKER, OR ANY SCHOOL-DISTRICT 
THEREIN, TO CONTRACT WITH THE TRUSTEES OF ANY ACADEMY IN SAID 
TOWN, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. See title. 3. Takes effect— when. 

2. Board of managers. I 

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

Court convened: 

Sect. 1. The town of Henniker, or any school-district in said see title, 
town, is hereby authorized and empowered to conclude such busi- 
ness arrangement or arrangements, through its special committee, 
with the trustees of any academy, seminary, or other literary insti- 
tution now or hereafter located within the limits of said town, for 
such term, not exceeding five years by virtue of any one contract, 
as said town or any district therein may approve at any annual 
meeting thereof ; and the money of said town or district may be 
used to carry out such contract until the terms thereof shall have 
been fully performed on the part of the town or district. 

Sect. 2. During tlie continuance of any contract such as is men- Board of man- 
tioned in the foregoing section, the management, direction, and con- 
trol of any school aided or established thereby, and the employment 
of all teachers engaged therein, shall be vested exclusively in a 
board of three, two of whom shall be designated by the trustees of 



126 



Chapters 175, 176, 177. 



[1888. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



such academy, seminary, or other literary institution, and the third 
by the selectmen of the town, the term of office of the members of 
said board being for one year, and ending with the first day of 
April in the year next succeeding their appointment. 

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

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 176 



AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF WALTER 
S. BUNNELL FROM SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 6 IN COLUMBIA, AND ANNEX 
THE SAME TO SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 11 IN COLEBROOK, FOR SCHOOL 
PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Farm severed and anne.xed. 



I Se( 



Sect. 

Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Grenr 
era! Court convened : 



Farm severed 
and annexed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The homestead farm of Walter S. Bunnell in school- 
district No. 6 in Columbia is hereby severed from said school-dis- 
trict, and annexed to school-district No. 11 in Colebrook, for school 
purposes. 

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

[Approved July 13, 



1883.] 



CHAPTER 177. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH COLLEGE TO ACCEPT AND 
HOLD FUNDS, GIFTS, &C., TO THE USE OF SAID COLLEGE. 



Sect. 
1. Trustees raay accept gifts, etc. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Seriate and House of Representatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened: 



Trustees may 
accept gifts, 
etc. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. The trustees of Dartmouth college may have, accept, 
receive, and hokl, for the use of said college, any and all rents, prof- 
its, annuities, gifts, legacies, donations, and bequests of any kind 
whatsoever, which may come to their hands in that behalf. 

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

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 178, 179. 127 

CHAPTER 178. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY SAVINGS-BANK. 

I- 



Sect. I Sect. 

1. Charter continued. I 2. Takes effect— when 



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

Sect. 1. That the act to incorporate the City Savings-Bank, at charter contin- 
Nashua, approved July 8, 1863, is hereby continued in force for 
the term of twenty years from and after the 8tli day of July, 1883; 
and said bank shall have and possess all the powers, rights, and 
privileges in said act granted, and is subject to all the duties and 
liabilities thereby imposed, and shall also be subject to all such 
laws and regulations as the legislature may from time to time pre- 
scribe for the government of similar corporations. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect from and after Julv 8, 1883. Takes effect- 

' when. 



[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 179. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARMS OF C. C. TEMPLE AND V. B. GLA- 
ZIER FROM SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 5 IN LANDAFF, AND ANNEX THE SAME 
TO SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 1 IN LISBON, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Farms severed and annexed. ' 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the homestead farm of Caleb C. Temple and the Farms severed 
homestead farm of Van B. Glazier, both of Landaff, with the in- ^° 
habitants of said town living on said farms, and their taxable prop- 
erty, shall be and hereby are severed from school-district No. 5 in 
said Landaff, and annexed to school-district No. 1 in Lisbon, for 
school purposes. 

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

[Approved July 13, 1883.] 



128 



Chapters 180, 181. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 180. 



AN ACT IN ADDITION AND AMENDMENT TO "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
PITTSFIELD AQUEDUCT COMPANY," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1870. 



Sect. 
1. Town may contract with company for use 
of water, and exempt its property from 
taxation. 



Sect. 

2. Meeting may be called and officers elected. 

3. Repealing clause. 

4. Takes effect — when 



Be it enacted by the Senate and 
eral Court convened : 



of Representati 



Gen- 



Iowa may con- 
tract with com- 
pany for use of 
water, and ex- 
empt its prop- 
erty from tax- 
ation. 



Meeting may b 
called and offi- 
cers elected. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. Tliat section 6 of said act to incorporate the Pittsfield 
Aqueduct Company be amended by the addition of the following, 
viz., that said town of Pittsfield shall have the power to make such 
contracts for a term of years with said aqueduct company, for a 
supply of water and the establishment of hydrants for the extin- 
guishment of fires, and other purposes as may be necessary, as may 
be authorized by vote of said town at any meeting of said town 
duly called for that purpose; and said town may vote to exempt 
the property, stock, and bonds of said company from taxation for a 
term of years not exceeding ten years, at any meeting of said town 
duly called for that purpose. 

Sect. 2. Hiram A. Tuttle, Reuben L. French, and William A. 
Mack, or either of them, may call a meeting of the associates and 
members of said company by notice published one week in the 
Pittsfield Tribune, and a like notice posted in the post-office and 
two or more public places in said town of Pittsfield seven days at 
least before the time of such meeting, and at said meeting said 
company may reorganize, elect officers, adopt by-laws, and transact 
such business as may be within the powers of said company. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved July 25, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 181. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD ESTATE OF GEORGE GAGE FROM SCHOOL- 
DISTRICT NUMBER 4 IN ROLLINSFORD, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE CITY 
OF DOVER, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Farm severed and annexed. 



I Se( 



Sect. 

Takes effect — when. 



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



Tnd^nnlxed^ Sect. 1. The homestead place of George Gage of Rollinsford, 
with the inhabitants of said town living upon the same and their 



1883.] Chapters 181, 182, 183. 129 

taxable property, shall be and hereby is severed from school-district 
No. 4 in Rollinsford, and annexed to the city of Dover, for school 
purposes. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD OF H. O. FRANKLIN OF LYME FROM DIS- 
TRICT NO. 6, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTRICT NO. 1 IN SAID TOWN, FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Farm severed and annexed. I 2. Takes effect — when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the homestead farm of Harry O. Franklin of Farm gerered 
Lyme, in the county of Grafton, and the inhabitants of said Lyme *° ^^^^^^ 
living upon the same and their taxable property, be and the same 
are hereby severed from school-district No. 6 in Lyme, and be an- 
nexed to school-district No. 1 in said town. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] '"''""• 



CHAPTER 183. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF ISAAC B. GLIDDEN FROM 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 3 IN MOULTONBOROUGH, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO 
DISTRICT NO. 4, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Farm severed and annexed. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Mepresentatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That the homestead farm of Isaac B. Glidden be and Farm severed 
the same is hereby severed from school-district No. 3 in the town ^""^ *"°e*«'i- 
of Moultonborough, and annexed to school-district No. 4 in said 
town, for school purposes. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] ^^^''- 



130 



Chapters 184, 185. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 184 



AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARMS OF GEORGE W. MERRILL AND 
BELA T. MERRILL FROM SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 1 IN GILMANTON, AND ANNEX 
THE SAME TO SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 5 IN LOUDON. 



Sect. 
1. Farm severed and annexed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Farms severed 
and annexed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the homestead farms of George W. Merrill and 
Bela T. Merrill, situate in Loudon in the county of Merrimack, 
and the inhabitants of said Loudon living upon the same and their 
taxable property, be and the same are hereby severed from school- 
district numbered one, in Gilmanton, in the county of Belknap, 
and annexed to school-district numbered five in said town of Lou- 
don, for the purposes of schooling. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 185. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE FARMS OF WILLIAM W. BUTLER OF PELHAM FROM 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 3, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 2 
IN SAID TOWN, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Farms severed and annexed. 



Skct. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Cren- 
eral Court convened : 



Farms severed 
and annexed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The farms of William W. Butler are hereby severed 
from school-district No. 3 in the town of Pelham, and annexed to 
school-district No. 2 in said town, for school purposes. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 186, 187. 131 



CHAPTER 186. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF ORRIX W. SMALL FROM DIS- 
TRICT NO. 8 IN THE TOWN OF NOTTINGHAM, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DIS- 
TRICT NO. 9 IN BARRINGTON, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sect. I Sect. 

■ 1. Farm severed and annexed. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the homestead farm of Orrin W. Small be and Farm severed 
hereby is disannexed from school-district No. 8 in Nottingham, and ^""^ a^^iexed. 
the same is hereby annexed to school-district No. 9 in the town of 
Barrington, for school purposes ; and all acts or parts of acts incon- 
sistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved July 27, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 187. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE DIVISION NO. 2 OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBER- 
NIANS. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 3. Repealing clause. 

2. Limitation as to property. I 4. Takes effect— when. 

Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in Cien- 

eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That Daniel F. Healy, Michael O'Neal, Thomas C. corporation 
Stewart, John E. Fitzgerald, Festus Devine, Daniel E. Sullivan, ^"'^^'"uted. 
their associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of Division No. 2 of the Ancient Order 
of Hibernians, located at Manchester, for such charitable and be- 
nevolent purposes as said corporation may from time to time desig- 
nate, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and de- 
fend, 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 Limitation as 
estate by gift, bequest, or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding *" P'^op^'^^y- 
ten thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The legislature may alter or amend this act whenever Repealing 
the public good may require the same. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved July 31, 1883.] 



132 



Chapters 188, 189. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 188. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WALPOLE LODGE ANCIENT ORDER OF HIBER- 
NIANS. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation of property. 

3. Rules and regulations. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting, how called. 

5. Repealing clause. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Limitation of 
propertf . 



Rules and 
regulations. 



First meeting- 
how called. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That Edward Barrett, James W. Caiider, Daniel W. 
Rily, Daniel P. Higgins, Charles O'Neal, and William E. Flavin^ 
and their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of Walpole Lodge An- 
cient Order of Hibernians, to be established at Walpole, New 
Hampshire, for the purpose of charity and mutual benefit, with all 
the powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, liabilities, 
and restrictions, common to corporations of this kind. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to hold real estate 
to the amount of not exceeding ten thousand dollars, to sue and 
be sued, and do all business incident to the purposes of the cor- 
poration. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to make all the 
needful rules and regulations for the government of its own affairs. 

Sect. 4. That Edward Barrett may call the first meeting of 
said grantees by notice in "s^Titing to each grantee at least six 
days before said meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved July 81, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 189. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR THE COMPLETION OF THE PEMIOEWASSET 
VALLEY RAILROAD. 

Sect. 1. Time extended: takes effect— when. 

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



Timeextended: Sect. 1. The time for the completion of the Pemigewasset Val- 
t^kes effect- j^^ Railroad is hereby extended to the first day of July, 1889, and 
this act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved July 31, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 190, 191. 133 



CHAPTER 190. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR CONSTRUCTING THE SPICKET RIVER RAIL- 
ROAD. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Time extended. I 2. Takes eflfect— when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and Rouse of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court converted: 

Sect. 1. The time for the construction and completion of the Time extended. 
Spicket River Raihoad, incorporated by an act of the legislature 
passed June session, 1874, is hereby extended for the term of five 
years from the passage of this act, and said act is hereby amended 
accordingly. 

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

[Approved July 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 191. 

AN ACT ENTITLED AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE AMMONOOSUC AQUEDUCT 
COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporations constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Meetings— directors. 

4. May hold property and lay aqueduct pipes. 

5. May take springs and streams. 



Sect. 

6. Town may exempt from taxation. 

7. First meeting. 

8. By-laws and officers. 

9. Repealing clause ; takes effect— when. 



JBe it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in (xen- 
eral Court convened: 

Sect. 1. L. S. Conant, Alvah Conant, Charles Childs, S. W. corporation 
Plympton, and their associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and *=°°*'''"'*' 
hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
Ammonoosuc Aqueduct Company, for the purpose of bringing 
water into any part of the village of Bath in said state of New 
Hampshire in aqueduct, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and are 
hereby invested with all the powers and subjected to all the liabil- 
ities 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 fifty thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be holden Meetings; 
at such time and place as may be prescribed by the by-laws or '^I'^ectors. 
appointed by the directors, at which meeting not less than three 
nor more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot. The 
10 



134 



Chapter 191. 



[1883. 



May hold prop- 
erty and lay 
aqueduct pipes. 



May take 
springs and 
streams. 



Town may 
exempt from 
taxation. 

First meeting. 



By-laws and 
officers. 



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 hereby empowered to purchase and 
hold, in fee simple, any real and personal estate deemed necessary 
for carrying into effect the purposes of this act, not exceeding in 
value at the time of its purchase the amount of said capital stock ; 
and said corporation is authorized to enter upon and break ground, 
dig ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, square, pass- 
way, or highway, through Avhich it may be deemed necessary for 
the pipes and aqueducts of said corporation to pass, be, or exist, for 
the purpose of placing said pipes and other material as may be 
deemed necessary for building said water-works, and re-lay and 
repair the same, subject to such regulations as to the safety of the 
citizens and security of public travel as may be prescribed by the 
selectmen of Bath. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to enter 
upon and appropriate any springs, streams, or ponds not belonging 
to any aqueduct company, and to secure, by fences or otherwise, 
such springs, streams, or ponds, and dig ditches, make excavations 
or reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any land or enclosure 
through which it may be deemed necessary for said pipes or water 
to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, or water-works to be or 
exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or conduct- 
ing said water, and placing such pipes, other material, or works as 
maybe deemed necessary for building and operating such water- 
works or repairing the same : Provided, that if it shall be deemed 
necessary to enter upon and appropriate any springs, streams, or 
ponds, or any land for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower 
the level of the same, and said corporation shall not agree with the 
owners thereof for the damages that may be done by said corpora- 
tion, or such owners shall be unknown or non-resident, either party 
may apply to the supreme court at a trial term thereof to have the 
same laid out and damages assessed, and said court shall refer the 
same to the county commissioners, who shall proceed in the prem- 
ises in the same manner as now provided for laying out highways, 
and said commissioners shall make report to said court, which 
shall issue execution accordingly. If either party shall desire, 
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. The said town of Bath may by vote exempt from taxa- 
tion the stock and property of said corporation. 

Sect. 7. Any two of the corporators named in this act may 
call the first meeting of this corporation by giving written notice 
to each of said corporators of the time and place of meeting at least 
six days before said meeting, or by publication in some paper 
printed in the county of Grafton, in our state, at least fourteen days 
before said meeting. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation shall have the right to make by-laws 
for its government, choose officers, and do all other things necessa- 
ry for the management of its affairs not inconsistent with the con- 
stitution and laws of this state. 



1883.] Chapters 191, 192. 135 

Sect. 9. The legislatvire may amend, alter, or repeal this act ^^^Pte^^'takes 
when it is made to appear that the public good requires it, and effect-wben. 
this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 2, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 192 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE ESTABLISHMENT OP THE DOVER PUBLIC 
LIBRARY. 



Sect. 

1. Dover library transferred to the city of 

Dover. 

2. Trustees of Dover Public Library— their 

election and term of office. 

3. Councilmen not eligible. 

4. Trustees' duties. 



Sect. 

5. Non-resident stockholders. 

6. Library to be free. 

7. City councils may obligate the city to 

maintain library. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Souse of Representatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. The stockholders of the Dover library are hereby au- ^^^^^3^^^^'^ 
thorized to transfer the library, funds, and other property of the the city of 
Dover library to the city of Dover, to constitute the foundation of ^'*^^''- 
the Dover Public Library. 

Sect. 2. The control of said Dover Public Library, the appoint- Trustees of^_ 
ment of librarian, the determination of the salary of the librarian. Library: their 
and the entire management of the affairs of the library, shall be term of office, 
vested in a board of nine trustees, of which the mayor and the 
president of the common council shall be members ex-officio, and 
of the seven, four shall be elected by the stockholders of the Dover 
library and three by the city councils, to hold their offices one, two, 
three, four, five, six, and seven years, and shall determine by lot 
which shall hold for each of the said terms. Whenever a vacancy 
occurs by the expiration of either of these terms, or the term of 
any trustee hereafter elected, it shall be filled by the joint ballot 
of the said board of trustees and the city coimcils, and shall be for 
seven years. Any vacancy from any other cause shall be filled in 
the same manner, but only for the unexpired term of the trustee 
whose place is thus filled. 

Sect. 3. No member of the city councils shall be eligible as a Counciimennot 
trustee, except as before stated. ^ ^^^^ **' 

Sect. 4. The board of trustees shall establish all regulations Trustees' du- 
relating to the library and purchase and use of books, and may '*®*' 
prosecute in the name and at the expense of the city any persons 
who may violate any of said regulations. They shall report annu- 
ally to the city the state of the library, and render an account of 
all the expenditures of all funds entrusted to their disposal. 

Sect. 5. All stockholders of the Dover library living outside Non-resident 
the city of Dover shall have the same rights and privileges in ^'""^ " ^"' 
the Dover Public Library as residents of said city. 

Sect. 6. The Dover Public Library shall be open to the free use Library to be 
of every inhabitant of the city, subject to such rules and regula- *^®®' 
tions as may be established by the trustees. 



136 



Chapters 192, 193. 



[1883. 



City councils 
may obligate 
the city to 
maintain 
library. 



Takes effect- 
wheu. 



Sect. 7. The city councils of Dover ai-e hereby authorized to 
make such contract with the Dover library as they may deem ex- 
pedient, obligating the city, in consideration of the receipt of the 
property of the Dover libi'ary, to permanently maintain and suita- 
bly equip the Dover Public Library. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 2, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 193. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH CONWAY & MOUNT KEARSARGE 
RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May construct and lease railroad : termini. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Tolls: powers vested in directors. 



Sect. 

5. Directors. 

6. Annual meeting. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Act voidable: takes effect- 



Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Representatives in G-eneral 
Court convened : 



Corporation 
constituted. 



May construct 
and lease rail- 
road; termini. 



Capital stock. 



Tolls; powers 
vested in direct- 
ors. 



. Sect. 1. That George E. Mansfield, Herbert N. Smith, George 
G. Frost, Lycurgus Pitman, Alfred Eastman, and Ithiel E. Clay, 
their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corpo- 
ration by the name of the North Conway & Mount Kearsarge Rail- 
road, with all rights, powers, and privileges, and subject to all the 
liabilities, duties, and restrictions, set forth in the General Laws 
which are now or may hereafter be in force relating to railroad 
corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate, 
construct, and maintain a narrow gauge railroad not exceeding six 
rods in width, with necessary additions for excavations and em- 
bankments from some convenient point on line of the Portsmouth, 
Great Falls & Conway Railroad in Conway, through the towns of 
Conway, Bartlett, and Chatham, by the most advantageous route, 
to the base of Kearsarge mountain, thence by a zig-zag and spiral 
route to the summit of said mountain ; with the right to construct 
and maintain a branch from some convenient point near Shingle 
pond to some point in said Chatham; with the right to connect 
with the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Railroad, or with the 
Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad, and with authority to lease the 
same to any railroad with which it may connect on such terms and 
for such time as may be agi-eed upon by said corporation. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
not more than four thousand shares of the par value of one hun- 
dred dollars each, and said corporation may issue its bonds, secured 
by mortgage of its road, franchise, and rolling-stock, to an amount 
not exceeding one half of its capital stock. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad, at 
such rates as may be from time to time determined by its direct- 



1883.] Chapters 193, 194. 137 

ors ; and all the poAvers granted to the said corporation relating to 
the locating, constructing, and maintaining said railroad are here- 
by vested in the directors of said corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The immediate government and direction of the affairs directors. 
of said corporation shall be vested in five directors, who shall be 
chosen by the stockholders or members annually by ballot, and 
shall hold their offices until others shall be duly elected and quali- 
fied in their stead; and said directors, a majority of whom shall be 
a quorum for the transaction of business, shall elect one of their 
number to be president of the board and of the corporation. They 
shall also choose a clerk, who also shall be clerk of the corporation, 
and sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties ; a treasurer, who 
shall give bond with sureties to their satisfaction for the faithful 
performance of his trust ; and such other officers, agents, and ser- 
vants as they may deem expedient, fix their salaries, and generally 
shall have and exercise all the powers of the corporation for carry- 
ing into effect the objects and purposes of this act. 

Sect. G. The annual meeting of the members of said corporation Annual meet- 
shall be holden at such time and place in this state as said corpo- '"^" 
ration by its by-laws or the directors for the time being may ap- 
point ; and said corporation shall have power to make, ordain, and 
establish all such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they shall deem 
expedient and necessary, not repugnant to the constitution and 
laws of this state. 

Sect. 7. Any three of the persons named in this act may call First meeting, 
the first meeting of the grantees of said corporation by publishing 
notice of the time and place of said meeting, in some newspaper 
published in the county of Carroll, one week before the day of said 
meeting. 

Sect. 8. This act shall be void as to all parts of the railroad tlvklriflect- 
line herein named not constructed and completed within five years wheu. 
from the passage hereof, and this act shall take effect from its pas- 



[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 194 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MASONIC ORPHANS' HOME. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 
.3. Object. 

4. Officers. 



Sect. 

5. To liave guardiansliip of certain destitute 

children. 

6. Property exempt from taxation. 

7. First meeting. 



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

Sect. 1. Charles H. Bell, Jonathan E. Sargent, John H. Rowell, corporation 
John R. Holbrook, Nathaniel W. Cumner, John J. Bell, Solon A. '"^"^^'uted. 
Carter, Andrew Bunton, Frank A. McKean, A. W. Baker, Joseph 



138 



Chaptee, 194. 



[1883. 



Limitatiou as 
to property. 



Object. 



To have guar- 
dianship of cer- 
tain destitute 



Property ex- 
empt from taX' 
atioa. 



W. Fellows, Natlian P. Hunt, Albert S. Wait, George P. Cleaves, 
Charles H. Sawyer, Henry O. Kent, Don H. Woodward, Hazen 
Bedell, Clark F. Rowell, William R. Burleigh, Henry A. Bailey, 
Alonzo H. Weston, Henry A, Marsh, Milton A. Taylor, the Grand 
Master, the Grand Secretary, the Grand Treasurer of the Grand 
Lodge, and the Master of each particular lodge of Free Masons in 
New Hampshire for the time being, their associates, successors, and 
assigns, be and are hereby made and constituted a body corporate 
and politic, witli perpetual succession, by the name of The Masonic 
Orphans' Home, and shall have and be vested with all the powers 
and privileges, and be subjected to all the liabilities incident to 
corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. This corporation shall have the right and power to take 
and hold, by purchase, gift, devise, or otherwise, real and personal 
estate to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars ; to man- 
age, improve, and invest, and to dispose of and convey the same, 
as the purposes of the corporation shall require. 

Sect. 3. The object of this institution shall be to provide and 
sustain a home for destitute orphans of Free Masons of the state of 
New Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. The officers of this corporation shall be a president, a 
vice-president, a clerk, a treasurer, with such duties respectively as 
usually attach to those offices, and a board of fifteen trustees. The 
Grand Master of the Grand Lodge of Free Masons shall be presi- 
dent, ex-officio, of the corporation. The board of trustees shall be 
elected by the corporation, and shall hold their offices for such time 
as may be provided for in the by-laws, shall have the management 
and control of all its affairs, and shall have and be vested with all 
the powers of the corporation. They shall elect annually a chair- 
man, who shall be also the vice-president of the corporation, a 
clerk, who shall be also the clerk of the corporation, and be sworn 
to the faithful discharge of his duty, and a treasurer of the corpo- 
ration, who shall give bond with sufficient sureties to the satisfac- 
tion of the board ; and all of said elective officers shall continue in 
office until their successors are chosen and qualified. In case of 
vacancy, said trustees may at any meeting fill the same, and no 
officer named in this section shall receive any salary or compensa- 
tion for any service or duty he may perform. 

Sect. 5. The object of this institution being purely benevolent 
and charitable, the corporation shall have power to receive into its 
custody and retain under its exclusive control the destitute chil- 
dren of deceased Free Masons of New Hampshire, recommended 
by an}- particular lodge, or by any member of the corporation, and 
who shall be deemed suitable objects of care and protection, for 
such time as shall be consistent with the rules of this institution, 
and for the good of such children ; and for the purposes of their 
care, protection, support, and education during the time of such 
custody, shall have all the powers of a parent or natural guar- 
dian. 

Sect. 6. In view of the beneficent and charitable objects to be 
accomplished by this corporation, its property, whether real, per- 
sonal, or mixed, shall at all times be exempt from town, county, 
and state taxation. 



1883.] Chapters 194, 195, 196. 139 

Sect. 7. Any five members may call the first meeting of the cor- First meeting. 
poration for organization at such time and place and in such man- 
ner as they may deem expedient. 

[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 195. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEADS OF J. HUNTOON AND C. HUNTOON 
FROM DISTRICT NO. 2 IN BETHLEHEM, AND TO ANNEX THE SAME TO 
DISTRICT NO. 1 IN FRANCONIA, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Farm severed and annexed. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the homestead farms of J. Huntoon and C. Hun- Farm severed 
toon, situated in Bethlehem in the county of Grafton, and the in- a^d annexed, 
habitants of said Bethlehem living upon the same, and their taxa- 
ble property, be and the same are hereby severed from school-dis- 
trict No. 2 in Bethlehem, and annexed to school-district No. 1 in 
Franconia. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its j^assage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 7, 188,3.] 



CHAPTER 196. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF JOHN PERKINS FROM 
SCHOOL -DISTRICT NO. 8 IN WEBSTER, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 19 IN HOPKINTON, FOR SCHOOLING. 

Sect. . Sect. 

1. Farm severed and annexed. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the homestead farm of John Perkins of Webster, Farm severed 
with the inhabitants of said town living upon the same, and the *"*^ annexed, 
taxable property, shall be and hereby is severed from school-dis- 
trict No. 8 in Webster, and annexed to school-district No. 19 in 
Hopkinton, for the purposes of schooling. 

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

[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



140 



Chaptees 197, 198. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 197. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE TOWNS OF TILTON AND NORTHFIELD TO CO- 
OPERATE IN MAINTAINING A PUBLIC LIBRARY IN ONE OF SAID TOWN& 
FOR THE BENEFIT OF BOTH. 

Sect. , Sect. 

1. Towns may provide and maintain one li- 2. Takes effect— when. 
brary for both. | 

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



Towns may 
provide and 
maintain one 
library for 
both. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. Each or either of said towns is hereby authorized and 
empowered to borrow, raise, and appropriate money, from time ta 
time, to provide and maintain a public Hbrary located in one of 
said towns for the use and benefit of the inhabitants of both 
towns ; and said towns are further authoi-ized and empowered to 
make such contracts with each other and with individuals as they 
may see fit in relation to providing and maintaining such library, 
and all necessary buildings, books, and other property, and all nec- 
essary services therefor, and to receive by gift or will money and 
property, and to hold and use the same for said purposes, and to 
exercise all the powers and duties which any to^vn alone may ex- 
ercise for like purposes. 

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

[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 198. 



AN ACT EXTENDING THE TIME OF THE CORPORATE POWER OF THE ASH- 
UELOT MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY, FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. 



Sect. 

1. Charter extended. 

2. Directors. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Charter 
extended. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the Ashuelot Mutual Fire Insurance Company, 
incorporated in 1853, may continue to be a body corporate till the 
tenth day of March, 1886, with all the powers necessary for the 
purpose of prosecuting and defending suits, and of gradually and 
finally closing and settling the concerns of the company, and for no 
other purpose. 

Sect. 2. That the board of directors last chosen may continue 
to act as such, with power to fill vacancies therein during the time 
named in the foregoing section. 

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

[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapter 199. . 141 

CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MONROE BOOM COMPANY. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. j 4. Booms not to be encumbered. 

2. May erect booms and piers in Connecticut 5. Penalty for injuring booms. 

river. 6. First meeting. 

3. Damages. I 7. Repealing clause: takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That George Vandyke, Daniel Heath, Henry W. corporation 
Smith, Philo B. Vandyke, Chester B. Jordan, William H. Shurt- ^°'^^^'^'^^^ ■ 
leff, John H. Locke, and their associates and successors, be and 
hereby are constituted a body corporate by the name of the Mon- 
roe Boom Company, and shall so continue for the term of twenty 
years, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and de- 
fend to final judgment and execution, make by-laws for the man- 
agement of their corporate concerns, and have and enjoy all the 
rights and powers of similar corporations, and may purchase and 
hold real estate and other property to the amount of twenty-five 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may erect and maintain booms and May erect 
piers in and across the Connecticut river from the Mills dam at pfe^rs'hf con- 
Mclndoes Falls in the town of Monroe in the county of Grafton to >iec"cut river. 
Barnet Pitch, so called, in said river in said Monroe ; and may 
erect and maintain side or branch booms where they may be nec- 
essary between said points, and attach said booms and branch 
booms to the bank of said river where necessary, for the purpose of 
stopping, assorting, and securing logs, masts, spars, and other lum- 
ber floating upon said river ; and said booms shall be supplied with 
sufficient and suitable assorting gaps. 

Sect. 3. If said corporation shall be unable to agree with the Damages, 
owner or owners of said banks to Avhich said booms may be fastened 
as to the amount of damages that may be done by said corporation, 
either party may apply to the supreme court at the trial term 
thereof, and said court shall refer the question of damages to the 
county commissioners for said county of Grafton, who shall, upon • 
due notice and after hearing the parties interested, report to said 
court, which shall issue execution accordingly. If either party 
shall desire, upon application 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. 

Sect. 4. No person shall be allowed at any time to encumber Booms not to 
said booms or piers with logs, boards, or other lumber : Provided, ^^ encumbered, 
said corporation shall at all reasonable times open their said assort- 
ing gaps for the reasonable passage of the same. 

Sect. 5. If any person or persons shall wilfully or maliciously Penalty for 

-, , "^ ^ e T 1 • J.11 / injuring booms. 

injure or destroy any of such booms, piers, or other works connect- 
ed therewith, he or they shall pay treble the amount of the damage 
to the corporation, to be recovered by an action of trespass in any 



142 



Chapteks 199, 200. 



[1883. 



First meeting. 



Repealing 
clause: takes 
eflfect— when. 



court proper to try the same, and be further liable to indictment 
and prosecution before said court for a misdemeanor, and on con- 
viction thereof to suffer such penalty or imprisonment as the said 
court shall direct and order. 

Sect. 6. Any two of the corporators named in this act may call 
the first meeting of this corporation by mailing written notices to 
each of said corporators of the time and place of meeting at least 
six days before said meeting, or by publication of said notice in 
some newspaper printed in Grafton county, the last publication 
whereof to be at least fourteen days before said meeting. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 
repeal this act, and said act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE COMMISSIONERS OF COOS COUNTY TO PRO- 
CURE COPIES OF THE RECORD OF DEEDS OF LAND SITUATED IN SAID 
COUNTY, RECORDED IN GRAFTON COUNTY. 



Sect. 
1. Copies of record to ' 



: procured. 



j Sect. 

I 2. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate ayid House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court convened : 



Copies of rec- 
ords to be pro- 
cured. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The commissioners of the county of Coos are hereby 
authorized to cause true copies of all deeds and conveyances of 
land situated within said county of Coos, and recorded in the reg- 
istry of deeds of Grafton county, to be made in books suitable for 
that purpose, which books, being duly certified by the register of 
deeds for Grafton county to contain true copies of all such deeds 
and conveyances, shall be lodged in the registry of deeds of Coos 
county, and shall thereafter have the same force and effect in all 
respects as the original records of said deeds and conveyances. 

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

[Approved August 8, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 201, 202. 143 



CHAPTER 201. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE ANNUAL SCHOOL-MEET- 
ING HELD MARCH 19, 1883, IN THE CHICHESTER AND LOUDON UNION 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT, AND ESTABLISH THE SAME. 

Sect. r Sect. 

1. School-district established. | 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the proceedings of a school-meeting, held March schooi-district 
19, 1883, in the Chichester and Loudon Union school-district, are ^* * 
hereby made legal and valid, and the said school-district shall here- 
after be known as the Chichester and Loudon Union school-dis- 
trict. 

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

[Approved August 8, 1883,] 



CHAPTER 202. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE ANTRIM ACADEMY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and powers. 

3. By-laws. 



Skct. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Scliool building. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That David M. Weston, Warren R. Cochran, Morris J^t^^^^ld" 
Christie, Isaiah G. Anthoine, David H. Goodell, John E. Hast- 
ings, George A. Cochran, Samuel S. Sawyer, Ira Holmes, Henry 
D. Cliapin, John G. Abbott, and N. W. C. Jameson, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are incorporated and 
made a body politic by the name of Antrim Academy; and by 
that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judg- 
ment and execution, and shall have and enjoy all the powers and 
privileges and be subject to all the liabilities incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. And he it further enacted^ That said corporation may Purpose and 
establish an academy in the town of Antrim, in the county of p"^^"^*- 
Hillsborough, for the education of youths of both sexes, and 
their instruction in classical and useful knowledge, and in all 
branches of learning usually taught in academies; may purchase, 
lease, erect, and maintain suitable buildings therefor; and may hold 
real and personal estate to any amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, — which, together with all gifts, donations, be- 
quests, and legacies that have been or may hereafter be given or 



144 



Chapters 202, 203. 



[1883. 



By-laws. 



First meeting. 



School build- 
ing. 



Takes eflfect— 
when. 



bequeathed to said academy, and the interest, rents, and profits of 
the same, may be applied by the corporation in such manner as 
may best promote the interests of said institution. 

Sect. 3. And he it further enacted, That said corporation may, 
at any meeting duly notified and holden, make such regulations 
and by-laws, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this 
state, for the management of the interests and concerns of said cor- 
poration, and may appoint such and so many officers and agents as 
they may think proper, and prescribe their powers and duties. 

Sect. 4. A77d be it further enacted, That David M. Weston, 
David H. Goodell, George A. Cochran, or any two of them, may 
call the first meeting of said corporation by a notice in writing to 
each of the others named in said act at least ten days before said 
meeting, stating the time, place, and object of said meeting, at 
which time any business relating to said corporation may be trans- 
acted. 

Sect. 5. And he it further enacted. That the town of Antrim is 
hereby authorized to raise by loan or taxation a sum not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars for the purpose of erecting a school building, 
and to give a perpetual lease of the same to said corporation for 
school purposes without payment of rent. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage, 
and upon its signature by his excellency the governor. 

[Approved August 9, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE PROPRIETORS OF THE FIRST UNIVER- 
SALIST MEETING-HOUSE IN NASHUA TO PROPRIETORS OF UNION BUILDING 
IN NASHUA. 



Sect. 
1. Name changed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Name changed. Sect. 1. The name of the proprietors of the "First Universalist 
Meeting-House in Nashua," incorporated June 24, 1863, is hereby 
changed to Proprietors of Union Building in Nashua. 

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

^ ^"' [Approved August 9, 1883.] 



1883.] 



Chapter 204. 



145 



CHAPTER 204. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE KEENE GUARANTY SAVINGS-BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May receive and invest deposits. 

3. Guaranty fund. 

4. Special and general deposits ; rate of inter- 

est. 

5. Membership; Individual liability; trus- 

tees; quorum; by-laws. 



Sect. 

6. Limitation as to real estate. 

7. Tax on special deposits. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Repealing clause. 
10. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in G-en- 
eral Court conveiied: 



Sect. 1. That Farnum F. Lane, James Burnap, Henry Colony, Corporation 
John Symonds, Obed G. Dort, John E. Colony, John S. Collins, *'°°*'' 
Charles L. Russell, Asa C. Dort, and their associates, successors, 
and assigns, are hereby made a body politic and corporate under 
the name of The Keene Guaranty Savings-Bank, to be located at 
Keene, with all the rights and privileges and subject to all the 
duties and liabilities, except so far as otherwise provided in this 
charter, which by the laws of this state are incident to savings- 
bank corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said bank may receive deposits of money from any May receive 
person or persons on such terms and conditions as may be pre- posits!^^* 
scribed by it or its trustees, or be agreed to by the parties making 
the same, and may invest and manage the moneys deposited in or 
belonging to it in such securities and stocks and in such ways as 
may be for the convenience and advantage of the bank : subject, 
however, to the provisions of the existing laws of the state in rela- 
tion to savings-banks. 

Sect. 3. For the better protection and security of the general Guaranty fund, 
depositors of the bank, it shall provide for and have a permanent 
guaranty fund of not less than twenty-five thousand dollars, with 
liberty to increase the same at pleasure to not exceeding two hun- 
dred thousand dollars. Said fund shall be kept and maintained as 
a guaranty to the general deposits for the repayment of said depos- 
its according to the terms and conditions thereof, in case of any 
insufficiency of the assets of the bank to pay all of its liabilities, 
and the general deposits shall have the precedence of payment from 
the assets of the bank before payment from said assets on account 
of said guaranty fund ; and no business in the way of receiving 
general deposits shall be transacted by the bank unless the amount 
of twenty-five thousand dollars shall then have been provided for 
said guaranty fund. The special deposits shall at no time be less 
than ten per cent, of the general deposits, nor shall said special de- 
posits be increased by amounts of less than ten thousand dollars at 
any one time. 

Sect. 4. Special deposits may be received by the bank to consti- Special and 
tute the guaranty fund before mentioned, which shall not be with- uT- rate of 
drawn except by the permission of the bank commissioners, nor at lo*^"^*^^*- 
any time so as to reduce said fund below the amount required for 



146 



Chapter 204. 



[1883. 



Membership ; 
individual lia- 
bility ; trustees ; 
quorum ; by- 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Tax on special 
deposits. 



First meeting. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



the same, as hereinbefore provided. The general deposits shall be 
entitled to such rate of interest from the bank as may be prescribed 
or agreed to, not however in any case to be less than four per 
cent, per annum, and the book given general depositors on making 
their first deposit shall state therein the rate of interest to be paid, 
and no change can be made therefrom until after three months' 
notice of the proposed change has been given by mailing notice of 
same to each and every depositor, directed to his or her last known 
residence ; and the special deposits for the guaranty fund shall not 
be entitled to any interest, but instead thereof shall have all the 
net income and profits of the bank above its expenses, the interest 
due the general deposits as aforesaid, and all losses of the bank. 
And said net income and profits may be divided proportionally 
among said special deposits at such times and in such ways as the 
bank or its trustees may order : Provided^ however, that such div- 
idends shall be made only when the net resources of the bank 
above its expenses, its liabilities for the general deposits and the 
guaranty fund aforesaid, shall be sufficient to pay the same. 

Sect. 5. The special depositors for the guaranty fund and their 
assigns shall by virtue thereof become and be members of the cor- 
poration, and have and exercise all the rights and powers of the 
same, each special depositor being entitled to one vote for each one 
hundred dollars of his said deposit. But no member shall incur or 
be subject to any individual liability in any case for any debts or 
liabilities of the corporation. And the management and control of 
the affairs of the corporation shall be vested in a board of not less 
than five nor more than ten trustees, to be chosen by the members 
of the corporation. A majority of said board, at any meeting duly 
notified, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business ; 
and said board shall have the power to make and establish such 
rules and regulations as they may think proper for the transacting 
and governing the business of the corporation. 

Sect. 6. Said bank may purchase and hold real estate to the 
value when purchased of not exceeding twenty-five thousand dol- 
lars, and may hold such amounts as may at any time be deemed 
advisable for the security and satisfaction of any dues to it. 

Sect. 7. The tax on the special deposits shall be assessed and 
paid in the same manner and at the same rate as the law requires 
on general deposits. 

Sect. 8. Any three of the five grantees first named may call the 
first meeting of the corporation by notice in writing to each 
grantee, or by one publication in some newspaper printed at Keene 
at least one week before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good shall require. 

Sect. 10. This act to take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



1883.] Chaptek 205. 147 



CHAPTER 205. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER HOME FOR AGED WOMEN. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 3. First meeting. 

2. Object, etc. | 4. Talces effect— when : repealing clause. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Jlepresentatives in Cren- 
eral Court convened: 

Sect. 1. That Everett O. Foss, Henry Law, Theodore Wood- Corporation 
man, Joseph Hayes, Charles S. Cartland, Charles H. Sawyer, Elisha *'*''^®*'^® • 
R. Brown, their associates and successors, be and hereby are made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of The Dover Home for 
Aged Women, and by that name may sue or be sued, prosecute 
and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall have and 
exercise all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the lia- 
bilities by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish and object, etc. 
maintain in the city of Dover an institution for the support and 
maintenance of aged women, and for that purpose may take and 
hold real and personal estate by donation, bequest, purchase, or 
otherwise, to an amount not exceeding one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars, and may sell, convey, and dispose of the same at 
pleasure, and may erect and maintain such buildings and appurte- 
nances as may be deemed necessary for the purposes of the corpo- 
ration. 

Sect. 3. The three grantees first named may call the first meet- First meeting. 
ing of said corporation by giving notice in writing to each of the 
grantees named in this act of the time and place of said meeting, 
or by one publication of such notice in some daily newspaper pub- 
lished in said Dover seven days at least prior to said meeting, at 
which meeting, or some subsequent meeting, this act may be ac- 
cepted by this corporation ; and then, or at some subsequent meet- 
ing, said corporation may adopt, and thereafterwards maintain, 
change, or alter, such rules and by-laws for the government of its 
proceedings and regulation of its affairs not inconsistent with the 
laws of this state, and elect or provide for the election of such offi- 
cers, managers, and agents as they may deem advisable, and pre- 
scribe their powers and duties. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from its passage, and shall be Takes effect- 
subject to alteration, amendment, or repeal, at the pleasure of the ilig^'ciause!^*^' 
legislature. 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



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Chapters 206, 207. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 206. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EASTMAN ASSOCIATION. 

I' 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted, 

2. First meeting. 



3. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate ayid House of Representatives in G-enr 
eral Court convened : 



Corporation 
constituted. 



First meeting. 



Taltes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That Seth Eastman, Charles S. Eastman, Chandler 
Eastman, Charles E. Staniels, Edson C. Eastman, Samuel C. 
Eastman, Maria L. Eastman, Ambrose Eastman, Charles H. East- 
man, Julia A. Hosmer, their associates and successors, be and here- 
by are made a body politic and corporate by the name of the East- 
man Association, for the purpose of perpetuating the memory of 
Ebenezer Eastman, one of the first settlers of Concord, N. H., and 
of associating together his descendants in social intercourse; and for 
that purpose may hold real and personal estate to a value not ex- 
ceeding |5,000, and may make by-laws for the admission of mem- 
bers and disposal and control of the funds of the corporation not 
inconsistent with the laws of this state, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, and have all the rights and privileges of a corporation 
of a similar character. 

Sect. 2. Any two of the four persons first named herein may 
call the first meeting of the grantees by written or personal notice 
at least seven days before the day of meeting, at which meeting 
officers may be chosen and by-laws adopted, and such other busi- 
ness as may be necessary to perfect the organization of such asso- 
ciation. 

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

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT TO UNITE THE ELLIOT BRIDGE COMPANY OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
WITH THE ELLIOT BRIDGE COMPANY OF MAXNE. 



1. Corporations consolidated. 

2. Directors and other oflBcers. 

3. Tolls. 



Sect. 
4.. Takes effect— when. 

5. Pending suits not affected. 

6. Subject to repeal. 



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



Corporations Sect. 1. That Said corporations be and hereby are consolidated 

constituted. ^^^ made a body corporate and politic by the name of the Elliot 

Bridge Company, and all the franchises, property, powers, and 

privileges granted to or acquired by, and all the duties and liabili- 



1883.] 



Chapters 207, 208. 



149 



ties of, said first two corporations shall appertain to and be per- 
formed by the said Elliot Bridge Company hereby constituted, 
except as is hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 2. The clerk and treasurer of the corporation hereby con- Directors and 
stituted may reside in either Maine or New Hampshire, and they '^^ 
and the directors thereof shall perform all the duties required of 
such officers by the laws of both states, except as to the places of 
their residence and office. Two of the directors thereof shall re- 
side in the state of Maine, and its meetings may be held in either 
state. 

Sect. 3. The rates of toll heretofore duly established may be toUs. 
reduced by the directors, but they shall not be increased without 
the concurrent approval of the county commissioners of the county 
of York, and of the supreme court of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. This act shall not take effect till the same shall have Takes effect- 
been accepted and adopted by said first two corporations respect- 
ively, at regular meetings called for the purpose, and till the said 
union shall have been authorized by the state of Maine. 

Sect. 5. This act shall not affect pending suits, and it is exempt Pending suits 
from the charge provided in section 5, chapter 13 of the General °° ^ ^"^ ® • 
Laws. 

Sect. 6. Any future legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this Subject to 

-I 1 • 1 • • • 1 11- 1 • -i^ repeal. 

charter when m their opmion the public good may j'equire it. 
[Approved August lo, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 208 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ODD FELLOWS' WIDOWS 
AND ORPHANS' HOME. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 

3. By-laws. 



Sect. 

4. Property exempt from taxation. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



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



Sect. 1. That John Kimball, Joseph H. Gardiner, John L. Corporation 
Spring, John H. Albin, True Osgood, Henry A. Farrington, «°"^"tuted. 
Charles F. Hildreth, and Frank A. Rawson, their associates and 
successors, are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by 
the name of The New Hampshire Odd Fellows' Widows and Or- 
phans' Home, for the purpose of aiding and providing for the 
widow^s and orphans of deceased Odd Fellows, 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 shall have the power to take and hold, Limitation ai 
by gift, grant, bequest, purchase, or otherwise, any real or personal ^^ v^^v^^^y- 
estate to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 
11 



150 



Chapters 208, 209. 



[1883. 



By-laws. 



Property 
exempt from 
taxation. 
First meeting. 



Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and regula- 
tions as they may deem expedient, not to conflict with the laws of 
this state. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation being solely charitable and benevo- 
lent, its property and funds shall be exempt from all taxation. 

Sect. 5. 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 herein named in writing at least seven days prior to 
said meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 209. 



AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE IMPROVEMENT OF THE MOHAWK RIVER ANI> 
ITS TRIBUTARIES. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted ; purposes and 

powers. 

2. May erect dams; damages. 

3. Tolls 

4. Party aggrieved may have redress. 



SECT. 

5. Rates of toll to be published. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted; 
purpose and 
powers. 



May erect 
dams ; dam- 
ages. 



Sect. 1. Edwin F. Bailey, Charles H. Weeks, Willie E. Bul- 
lard, Frank Smith, William H. Shurtleff, and Chester B. Jordan, 
and their associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and hereby 
are made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Mohawk 
Improvement Company, for the purpose of erecting dams and 
sluices, and making such other improvements as may be proper 
and necessary on Mohawk river and its tributaries in the towns of 
Colebrook and Dixville in Coos county, to improve said river and 
tributaries for the purpose of driving logs and lumber therein and 
driving lumber over and through said dams and sluices, and of es- 
tablishing rates of toll on lumber so driven and sluiced ; and shall 
be invested with all the rights and privileges and subjected to all 
the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature ; and may purchase 
and hold real estate and other property not exceeding in value the 
sum of twenty-five thousand dollars, said sum to be held in shares 
of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may erect and maintain such and sO' 
many dams, sluices, and booms on said river and its tributaries, 
and may clear, deepen, and improve the same to such extent as 
shall by it be deemed necessary for the proper driving of logs and 
lumber through said improvements and river into the Connecticut 
river; and if the owner or owners of any property situated within 
said towns feel that his or their property has been damaged by said 
improvements, he or they may apply to the supreme court for the 



1883.] Chapter 209. 151 

northern judicial district of said county, and said court shall, on 
application of the party aggrieved, cause said damage, if any, to be 
estimated by a committee of three disinterested men of said 
county : Provided^ Jioivever^ that if either party be dissatisfied 
with the award of said committee, he may transfer any question of 
laAV in the report of said committee contained to the law term of 
said court for the determination of the full bench in the same man- 
ner as like questions are now determined, but said committee's 
finding of facts shall be final and conclusive. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may make and establish such rates of Toils, 
toll for driving lumber or timber over or through said dams, sluices, 
and river and its tributaries as may be deemed by them expedient, 
and shall have power to sue for and collect such toll in the same 
manner as corporations are by law allowed to collect debts due 
them ; and said corporation may have a lien on all logs or timber 
which may pass over or through said dams, sluices, and improve- 
ments, and may hold possession of the same until said tolls are 
paid or satisfactorily secured. 

Sect. 4. Any party aggiieved by the rates of toll so established Party apgriev- 
as aforesaid in the preceding section may apply to said court or redress. '^^^^ 
any justice thereof, who after due notice to the parties and hear- 
ing shall revise said rates, and his revised rates of toll shall be the 
established rates on said river. 

Sect. 5. As soon as said rates of toll are established, said corpo- Rates of tou to 
ration shall cause the same, duly attested, to be published in some ^® published. 
newsjDaper in said district, and such rates, when so published and 
recorded in the clerk's book of records of the doings of said corpo- 
ration, shall be the established rates, and such notice shall be 
deemed legal notice to all parties concerned. 

Sect. 6. W. H. Shurtleff, Frank Smith, or either of them, may First meeting, 
call the first meeting of said corporation by publishing notice 
thereof three weeks prior to said meeting in the Colehrook Weekly 
News^ a newspaper printed in said district ; and said corporation 
when so met may elect associates, establish by-laws, rules, and reg- 
ulations for the government of the same, elect such officers as may 
be necessary, and transact such business as may pertain to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may alter or amend or repeal this act subject to 
when in their judgment the public good may require it : Provided^ repeal. 
however^ it shall not be repealed for fifteen years. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] ^'^^''- 



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Chapter 210. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 210. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CYGNET BOAT CLUB OP MANCHESTER. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and property. 



Sfxt. 

3. First meeting ; capital stock. 

4. Subject to repeal ; takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Rejyresentatives in Gren- 
eral Court conve7ied : 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Purpose and 
property. 



First meeting; 
capital stock. 



Subject to re- 
peal : takes 
effect— when. 



Sect. 1. That Charles T. Means, Walter M. Parker, William 
Hooper, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they are 
hereby incorporated and made a body politic by the name of the 
Cygnet Boat Club, and by that name may sue and be sued, prose- 
cute 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 of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby established for the pur- 
pose of promoting and enjoying aquatic sports, boating, and other 
athletic exercises and social pleasures, in Manchester in the county 
of Hillsborough, and for these purposes may take, purchase, hold, 
occupy, and enjoy such real and personal property of every kind, 
not exceeding the sum of twenty thousand dollars, as may be nec- 
essary, and the same may manage and improve, sell, alienate, con- 
vey, and dispose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The three persons named in this act may call the first 
meeting of said corporation, by notice published in any newspaper 
printed at said Manchester, ten days at least before the day of such 
meeting, at which meeting, or any subsequent meeting duly called, 
such by-laws may be adopted and such officers chosen as may be 
necessary for managing the affairs of said corporation. The capi- 
tal stock of said corporation shall be five thousand dollars, in shares 
of twenty-five dollars each. 

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 upon its passage. 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapter 211. 153 

CHAPTER 211. 

AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EATON & AYER COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and property. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting, etc. 

5. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Frank H. Aver, Anne M. Aver, Isaac Eaton, Ira corporation 
Cross, and George H. Hatch, their associates, successors, and as- 
signs, be and hereb}^ are made a corporation by the name of the 
Eaton & Ayer 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 contained in the laws of this 
state applicable to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered Purpose and 
to establish, manage, and carry on, in the city of Xashua in the p^'^p®' '^" 
county of Hillsborough, the manufacture of bobbins, spools, shut- 
tles, skewers, and other wares of a similar character, and also bob- 
bin, spool, and shuttle machines and tools, wood-turning and other 
lawful manufactures, and to erect, maintain, and operate mills, 
buildings, and works wherever necessary or convenient for carrying 
on the business of said corporation, and may purchase, hold, and 
enjoy real and personal estate not exceeding in value at any one 
time the sum of three hundred thousand dollars, and may sell, con- 
vey, and dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The capital or joint stock of said corporation shall not capital stock, 
exceed in amount the sum of three hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 4. Said Frank H. Ayer may call the first meeting of said First meeting, 
corporation by causing notice stating the time and place of meeting ^^^' 
to be published in either of the newspapers printed in the city of 
Xashua, ten days at least before the day of meeting, at which meet- 
ing, or at any adjournment thereof, a clerk shall be chosen, and by- 
laws for the regulation and government of said corporation, not in- 
consistent with the constitution and laws of this state, may be es- 
tablished ; and said persons may choose all officers necessary for 
managing the affairs of the corporation, may agree on the mode of 
calling future meetings, may divide the capital or joint stock into 
shares of one hundred dollars each, and do and transact any busi- 
ness necessary to carry into eft'ect the purposes of said corporation. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect— 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] '"^'''- 



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Chapter 212. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 212. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRANITE STATE MUTUAL AID ASSOCIATION. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Limitation as to property. 

3. Assessments not to be misappropriated. 



Sect. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect— wlien. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Limitation as 
to property. 



Assessments 
not to be mis- 
appropriated. 

First meeting. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That Edward E. Lyman, Edmund M. Forbes, Edward 
A. L^anan, Edward Gustine, Joseph R. Beal, Francis Brick, and 
William R. Dunham, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of 
the Granite State Mutual Aid Association, for charitable and be- 
nevolent purposes, and furnishing relief and assistance by means of 
mutual agreements and the payment of funds ; and said corporation 
may sue and be sued, defend and be defended, have and use a com- 
mon seal, and establish all by-laws and regulations which may be 
necessary to carry out the purposes of this act, and shall be vested 
with all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the liabil- 
ities by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold, by 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, personal estate for the 
purpose of said corporation to an amount not exceeding at any one 
time five thousand dollars, and may improve, use, sell, and convey 
or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. No part of the money realized from the assessments 
made to pay death benefits shall be used for any other purpose 
than the paying of death benefits. 

Sect. 4. The three first-named persons in this act may call the 
first meeting of this corporation by personal notice, either written 
or printed, delivered or mailed to each corporator at least ten days 
before the time of meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act whenever the public good may requii-e it. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 213, 214. 155 

CHAPTER 213. 

AX ACT IN AMEXDMEXT OP "AX ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OP KEEXE." 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Charter amended concerning assessors, etc. 3. Repealing clause: takes effect— when. 

2. Provision for tlieir appointment. ' 

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

Sect. 1. That said act to establish the city of Keene, approved charter amend- 
July 3, 1873, and adopted by vote of the town of Keene, be and Lsessorsretcf 
hereby is amended by striking out all provisions therein relating to 
the election of ''assessors of taxes " and "-overseers of the poor;" 
but nothing in this act shall affect the rights and duties of the 
present incumbents of said offices prior to the expiration of their 
several terms of office. 

Sect. 2. The city councils being met in convention upon the day provision for 
■appointed by ordinance, shall by joint ballot and by major vote ment.**^^*""'" 
■elect one or more overseers of the poor, as may be prescribed by 
•ordinance ; and the city councils shall provide by ordinance for the 
election of assessors of taxes, agreeably to section 9 of chapter -47 
of the General Laws of New Hampshire. 

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

T 1 11 II- 1 11 1 «• !• • clause: takes 

hereby repealed, and this act shall take eiiect from its passage. efEect— when. 
[Approved August 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 214. 

AX ACT TO IXCORPOR.A.TE THE LAKE SHORE RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To construct railroad ; its termini. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Tolls. 

5. Directors. 



Sect. 
G. Annual meeting. 

7. First mePting; lease. 

8. Subject to amendment. 

9. Limitation; takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. Charles A. Busiel, John C. Moulton, Albert G. Folsom, Corporation 
Gardner Cook, Samuel W. Sanders, Woodbury L. Melcher, Sylves- <=°''^*""t«<i- 
ter S. Wiggin, Samuel B. Smith, James H. Tilton, Perley Putnam, 
Edwin C. Lewis, Frank P. Holt, Samuel M. S. Moulton, Dennis 
O'Shea, Edwin F. Burleigh, Frank E. Busiel, George F. Mallard, 
George H. Everett, William F. Knight, George L. Mead, Stephen 
'.S. Jewett, Frank Edgerly, Almon J. Farrar, Russell H. Carter, 
Edward H. Wilcomb, Martin A. Haynes, John J. Morrill, Samuel 
C Clark, Joseph C. Moore, George F. Moore, Frank M. Rollins, 
Adam S. Ballantyne, Selwin B. Peabody, Richard Firth, Allan J. 



156 



Chapter 214. 



[1883. 



To construct 
railroad: its 
termini. 



Capital stock. 



Annual meet- 
ing. 



First meeting; 
lease. 



Hackett, Bradbury^C. Tuttle, Thomas Cogswell, John W. Currier, 
John F. Cloutman, and N. H, Leavitt, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the 
Lake Shore Railroad, with all the rights, powers, and privileges, 
and subject to all the liabilities, duties, and restrictions, set forth, 
in the General Laws, Avhich now are or hereafter may be in force 
relating to railroad corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to locate, 
construct, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in width, 
with the necessary additions for excavations and embankments, 
from some point in the town of Laconia, through said Laconia and 
the town of Gilford to some point in the town of Alton, with the 
right to connect with the Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad at 
some convenient point or points in either of the said towns of La- 
conia and Gilford, and with the Dover & Winnipiseogee Railroad 
at some point in said town of Alton, and with any other railroad at 
or within the termini aforesaid. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
not less than twenty-five hundred nor more than five thousand 
shares of the par value of one hundred dollars per share ; and said 
corporation may issue its bonds secured by mortgage of its road or 
franchise to an amount not exceeding its capital stock, when in the 
judgment of the stockholders and members the same may be nec- 
essary for the construction or equipment of said road. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property which may be transported by it at such rates 
as may be fixed and determined by its directors from time to time; 
and all the powers granted to said corporation relating to the locat- 
ing, constructing, and maintaining said road are hereby vested in 
the directors of said corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The immediate government and direction of the affairs 
of said corporation shall be vested in seven directors, who shall be 
chosen by the stockholders and members annually by ballot, and 
shall hold their offices until others shall be duly elected and 
qualified in their stead; and said directors, a majority of whom 
shall be a quorum for the transaction of business, shall elect one 
of their number to be president of the board and of the corpora- 
tion ; they shall also choose a clerk, wdio shall also be clerk of 
the corporation, and sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties ; 
a treasurer, Avho shall give bond with sureties to their satisfac- 
tion for the faithful performance of his trust; and such other offi- 
cers, agents, and servants as they may deem expedient, fix their 
salaries, and generally shall have and exercise all the powers of 
the corporation for carrying into effect the objects and purposes of 
this act. 

Sect. 6. The annual meeting of the members of said corporation 
shall be liolden at such time and place in this state as said corpora- 
tion by its by4aws, or the directors for the time being, may ap- 
point, and said corporation shall have power to make, ordain, and 
establish all such bydaws, rules, and regulations as they shall deem 
expedient and necessary, not repugnant to the constitution and 
laws of this state. 

Sect. 7. Any five of the persons named in this act may call the 



1883.] Chapters 214, 215. 157 

first meeting of the grantees of said corporation by publishing no- 
tice of the time and place of said meeting in the Laconia Democrat^ 
a newspaper published in said Laconia, at least three weeks before 
the day of said meeting ; and said corporation may lease this said 
road or any part thereof to any railroad corporation whose road 
may connect with this road on such terms and for such time as 
saicl roads may agree ; and for the purpose of encouraging subscrip- 
tions to the capital stock of said railroad and insuring its construc- 
tion, the said corporation may make and execute such lease to such 
connecting road as well befoie as after its completion. Subject to 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter or amend this act whenever 
the public good shall require. Limitntion: 

Skct. 9. This act shall be void as to all parts of the railroad line when.^ 
herein named not constructed and completed within five years from 
the passage hereof, and this act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved August 21, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 215. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE JIONADNOCK FIRE INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Sect. : Sect. 



1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 



4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect — when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate atid House of Rejyresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That Edward C. Thayer, Alfred T. Batchelder, Obed Co^7^9[^tion 
G. Dort, Royal H. Porter, Julius N. Morse, William S. Briggs, Jo- "^""^ '^^ ' 
sepli R. Real, Hiram Blake, John Q. Jones, James Burnap, Ed- 
ward P. Kimball, John M. Parker, Peter Upton, Josiah (1. Bel- 
lows, Willard Bill, Jr., Ansel Dickenson, Warren S. Barrows, and 
their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby incorporated 
and made a body politic by the name of the Monadnock Fire In- 
surance Company, to be located at Keene in said state, for the 
purpose of making and effecting insurance against losses by fire, 
with authority to exercise all the powers and privileges incident to 
similar corporations in this state. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be one liun- Capital stock, 
dred thousand dollars, and shall be divided into shares of one hun- 
dred dollars each. 

Sect. 3. The corporation may hold real estate, exclusive of such Limitation as 
as may be taken for debt or held as collateral security, to an 
amount not exceeding ten per cent, of its capital stock, and make 
necessary by-laws and regulations for its government not repugnant 
to the laws of this state. 

Sect. 4. Said Obed G. Dort, Joseph R. Real, Julius N. Morse, First meeting. 
Alfred T. Batchelder, and Hiram Blake may call the first meeting 
of the members of said corporation by giving a notice thereof in 
writing to each person mentioned in this act seven days at least 
before said meeting. 



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Chapters 215, 216. 



[1883. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takps effect- 
when. 



Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act if in their opinion the public good require it. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved August 23, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 216 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SANBORN SEMINARY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and property. 

3. Trustees. 



Sect. 

4. Same subject. 

5. First meotiiig. 

6. Takes effe(^t— wben. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Purpose and 
property. 



Same subject. 



Sect. 1. That Edward S. Sanborn, John W. Sanborn, Amos C. 
Chase, Warren Webster, John P. Marshall, William P. Moulton, 
and Joseph F. Wiggin and their successors be and hereby are made 
a body corporate by the name of the Sanborn Seminary, and said 
corporation shall have all the powers and privileges and shall be 
subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar 
character. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may establish an institution of learn- 
ing, for the instruction of children and youth of both sexes, to be 
called the Sanborn Seminary, and may hold real and personal 
property purchased by or given to said corporation for the purpose 
of establishing or maintaining said institution, or for any purpose 
properly connected therewith, and may manage, invest, and dispose 
of the same in such manner as may be deemed for the best inter- 
ests of said institution by the board of trustees. 

Sect. 3. The corporators herein named, the survivors of them, 
and their successors, to be chosen in perpetual succession as herein 
provided, shall constitute a board of trustees. Said board shall 
have full power and authority to establish, control, and manage 
said seminary, and take, manage, invest, and dispose of its property 
and funds, subject only to such conditions as the donor of said 
property may impose, in such manner as said board may deem ex- 
pedient, and may elect such officers and instructors and make such 
regulations for the management and government of said institution 
as to said board shall from time to time seem most fit and requisite. 

Sect. 4. The board shall consist of not less than five nor more 
than seven trustees, as the board may from time to time deter- 
mine, four of whom shall constitute a quorum. A major part of 
the board shall consist of men who are not inhabitants of the town 
where the seminary is situated. If any of the corporators named 
shall decline the trust, or as often as any of said trustees shall die, 
resign, or in the judgment of the major part of the other trus- 
tees be rendered by age or otherwise incapable of discharging the 
duties of his office, the trustees remaining and surviving, or the 



1883.] Chapters 216, 217. 159 

major part of them, may elect one or more persons to fill tlie 
vacancy or vacancies, and shall elect whenever the number of trus- 
tees remaining shall be less than five. 

Sect. 5. The first meeting of said board may be called by any Fi"* meeting. 
one of said corporators, by a notice in writing stating the time and 
place of the meeting sent by mail to each of the other corporators 
at least one week prior thereto. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage. when* ^*^^'^*~ 

[Approved August 23, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 217. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 126, SECTION 3, OF THE LAWS PASSED JUNE SES- 
SION, 1875. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Compensation of Goftstowu board of edu- 2. Takes effect— wlien. 
cation. 1 

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

Sect. 1. That chapter 126, section 3, of the Laws of 1875, enti- Compensation 
tied "An act to establish a board of education in school-district No. board of educa 
1 in Goffstown," be amended by striking out all of the words after *^'''^- 
the word "they" in the sixth line, and substituting the following, — 
*'They shall receive such compensation for their services as the 
selectmen of Goffstowm may allow them for performing the duties 
of school committee within said district, which may be apportioned 
among them according to the services rendered by each in that 
capacity," — so that said section shall read as follows : Sect. 3. Said 
board shall be sworn to the faithful performance of their duties, 
shall choose a chairman and secretary of their own number, and 
shall hold meetings as often as may be necessary for the discharge 
of their duties; and the secretary shall keep a record of all their 
proceedings, in books kept for that purpose, at the expense of the 
district. They shall receive such compensation for their services 
as the selectmen of Goffstown may allow them for performing the 
duties of school committee within said district, which may be ap- 
portioned among them according to the services rendered by each 
in that capacity. 

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

[Approved August 23, 1883.] '^^'"- 



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Chapter 218. 



[1883. 



CHAPTER 218. 



AN ACT TO IMCORPORATE THE UPPER COOS RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To construct railroad ; termini. 

3. Capital stoclt. 

4. Tolls. 

5. Directors, etc. 



Sect. 

6. Annual meeting. 

7. First meetins. 

8. Subject to repeal. 

9. Limitation ; talies effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



To construct 
railroad ; 
termini. 



Capital stock. 



Sect. 1. Loving G. Piper, Albert Barber, David Heath, James 
I. Parsons, Seneca S. Merrill, John G. Capen, Sidney B. Whitte- 
more, Edwin F. Bailey, Hazen Bedel, George W. Annis, Daniel 
E. Ciimmings, Edward P. Tibbetts, Joseph E. Lombard, Joseph 
W. Cooper, Alfred Lovering, J. H. Dudley, Sherbuine R. Merrill, 
Daniel Heath, William Knapp, Benjamin Gathercoles, Edwin W. 
Drew, George Vandyke, Samuel G. Hanaford, Ossian Ray, Heze- 
kiali Parsons, Asa Smith, Henry O. Kent, Irving W. Drew, and 
William S. Ladd, their associates, successors, and assigns, are here- 
by made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Upper 
Coos Railroad, with all the rights and privileges, liabilities and 
duties, by the laws of this state incident to railroad corporations, 
and necessary and proper to carry into effect the purpose of this 
act, wdth the right to lease the railroad hereby authorized to be 
constructed by them to any other railroad corporation for such 
period and upon such terms as may be mutually agreed upon by 
the two corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered 
to locate, build, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in 
width, with necessary additions for cuttings and embankments, from 
some point in Northumberland or Stratford in the county of Coos 
to some point in Pittsburg in said county, or to some point on the 
w^esterly line of the state of New Hampshire, Avitli the right to 
cross and recross the Connecticut river at any point between the 
termini, and connecting with some other railroad now located and 
built in either of said towns or which may hereafter be located and 
built therein, or not, as may hereafter be regarded by said Upper 
Coos Railroad to be for the best interest and convenience of the 
public; but said corporation shall hold no more land exclusive of 
what is within the limits of their road and necessary for procuring 
stone, sand, and gravel, and for machine-shops and depot accommo- 
dations, than shall be w^ortli at the time of purchase five per cent, 
of their capital stock. 

Sp:ct. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
not less than two nor more than four thousand shares of the par 
value of one hundred dollars each ; and said corporation may issue 
its bonds, secured by mortgage of its road and franchise, to an 
amount not exceeding its capital stock. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property which may be transported by it, at such rates 



1883.] Chapters 218, 219. 161 

as may be fixed and detei-mined by its directors from time to time, 
and all tlie powers granted to said corporation relating to the 
locating, constrncting, and maintaining said road are hereby vested 
in the directors of said corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. The immediate government and direction of the affairs Directors, etc. 
of said corporation shall be vested in seven directors, who shall be 
chosen by the stockholders or members annually by ballot, and shall 
hold their offices till others shall be duly elected and qualified in 
their stead; and said directors, a majority of whom shall be a 
quorum for the transaction of business, shall elect one of their 
number to be president of the board and corporation. They shall 
also choose a clerk, who shall also be clerk of the corporation and 
sworn to the faithful discharge of his duties ; a treasurer, who shall 
give bond with sureties to their satisfaction for the faithful per- 
formance of his trust; and such other officers, agents, and servants 
as they may deem expedient, fix their salaries, and generally shall 
have and exercise all the powers of the corporation for carrying 
into effect the objects and purposes of this act. 

Sect. 6. The annual meeting of the members of said corporation Annual meet- 
shall be hoiden at such time and place in this state as said corpora- "*^' 
tion by its by-laws or the directors for the time being may ap- 
point, and such corporation shall have power to make, oi'dain, and 
establish all such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they shall deem 
necessary, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this state. 

Sect. 7. Any three of the persons named in this act may call First meeting, 
the first meeting of the grantees of said corporation by publishing 
notice of the time and place of said meeting in some newspaper 
published in the county of Coos, at least two weeks before the day 
of meeting. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
whenever the public good shall require. 

Sect. 9. This act shall be void as to all parts of the railroad line ^V™s* effect- 
herein named not constru.cted and completed within ten years when, 
from the passage hereof, and this act shall take effect from the first 
clay of January, 1884. 

[Approved August 28, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 219. 

AN ACT TO AMEXD THE CHARTER OF THE WINDSOR & FOREST LINE RAIL- 
ROAD. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Time extended. I 2. Talces efflect— wlien. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Rei^resentatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That the time limited by the act approved June 29, Time extended. 
1870, entitled "An act to incorporate the Windsor & Forest Line 
Railroad," also an act amendatory of the above entitled act, ap- 



162 



Chapters 219, 220, 221. 



[1883. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



proved July 2, 1874, and also an act amendatory of the above enti- 
tled act, approved June 26, 1877, be so amended as to extend the 
time for the expenditure by said corporation of two hundred thou- 
sand dollars toward the construction of said railroad to the first day 
of December, one thousand eight hundred and eighty-eight, and 
said act shall be in force as to all parts of said railroad which shall 
be completed on or before December 1st, one thousand eight hun- 
dred and eighty-nine. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 220. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PROFILE & FRANCONIA NOTCH RAILROAD TO 
EXTEND ITS ROAD. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Koad extended and capital stock increased. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

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



Road extended Sect. 1. The Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad, as now con- 

st'ockincreased. structcd, is authorized to extend its road from its present terminus 

southerly to some point in the town of Lincoln not more than one 

hundred rods distant from the Flume house, so-called; and the 

board of directors may from time to time increase the capital stock 

therefor to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 221 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE EXTENSION OF THE TOWN WHARF, IN THE TOWN 
OF NEWCASTLE. 



Sect. 
2. Wharf extension. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Wharf exten- 
sion. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The owner or owners of the town wharf, so-called, in 
the town of Newcastle, now owned by Dollie F. Haywood, are 
hereby authorized to lengthen out and extend into the Piscataqua. 
river the said wharf for a distance not exceeding eighty-five feet. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 222, 223. 163 

CHAPTER 222. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE O. W. KEYES POST G. A. R., NO. 35, AT ASHLAND. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 3. Takes effect— when. 

2. First meeting. I 

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

Sect. 1. That Thomas P. Cheney, Frank L. Hughes, Frank L. corporation 
Flanders, Francis M. Hughes, and Charles C. Smith, their associ- *^°°'' ' " ® " 
ates and successors, be and they hereby are made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of O. W. Keyes Post, Grand Army of 
the Republic, Number 35, at Ashland, for such charitable and be- 
nevolent purposes as said corporation may from time to time desig- 
nate, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend 
to final judgment and execution, and shall be vested with all the 
powers and privileges and subject to all the liabilities of corpora- 
tions of a similar nature ; and may take and hold real and personal 
estate, by donation or otherwise, for the purpose of said corpora- 
tion, to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and may 
sell, use, or dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 2. The first three members named, or either of them, may First meeting, 
call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice to each 
of the others named in said act, and to said post in open meeting 
at least five days prior to said meeting. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] ^'^"'^• 



CHAPTER 223. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Mayor's salary. 3. Takes effect— when. 

2. Same subject. I 

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

Sect. 1. The salary of the mayor of Manchester shall be eigh- Mayor's salary, 
teen hundred dollars per year, payable in equal quarterly pay- 
ments. 

Sect. 2. Section 10 of chapter 45 of the General Laws, which Same subject. 
reads as follows, — "He shall receive for his services such salary as 
the city councils shall determine, payable at stated periods, and 
shall receive no other compensation; and such salary shall not be 
increased or diminished from the time of any election till the close 



164 



Chapters 223, 224. 



[1883. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



of the term of the mayor then elected," — sliall not be apjDlicable to 
the city of Manchester during the continuance of this act. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 2 2 4. 

AX ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OP THE NASHUA IRON AND STEEL COM- 
PANY. 



SECT. 

1. Preferred stock authorized. 

2. Sale and issue. 

3. Holders of old stock. 

4. Dividends on preferred stock. 

5. Preferred stock may be bought in. 



SECT. 

6. Interest to cease on tender of par value. 

7. Proceedings on winding up affairs. 

8. Takes effect— when. 

9. In force— when. 



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



Holders of old 

stock. 



Preferred stock Sect. 1. The Nasliua Irou & Steel Company is hereby author- 
authonzed. .^^^^ ^^^^ empowered to issue capital stock to an amount not ex- 
ceeding five hundred shares, of the par value of four hundred dol- 
lars each, and the same shall be known as preferred stock, the 
said preferred stock to be in addition to the amount of capital now 
authorized by law. 
Sale and issue. Sect. 2. No portion of the stock issued under the provisions of 
this act shall be issued, sold, or disposed of at less than 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 this act, the said directors are authorized to issue from time to 
time so much of said five hundred shares as they shall think 
proper : and the holders of stock heretofore issued shall have the 
first right to subscribe for and take said preferred stock in the pro- 
portion 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 sucli new issue, they paying therefor in cash the sum 
of four hundred dollars for each share. And said directors shall 
determine such proportion, and the amount and manner of each 
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 
to, and shall, declare and pay semi-annual dividends on each share 
of said preferred stock, not exceeding eight per centum 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, however, that said corporation by its directors shall have 
the right to appropriate all the net surplus earnings of the corpora- 



Dividends on 

preferred 
stock. 



1883. J Chapters 224, 225. 165 

tion, after paying in full the dividends on said preferred stock, or 
any of said net earnings to purchasing in and retaining said pre- 
ferred stock in the manner hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have the right, by its directors. Preferred 
and at their discretion, from time to time, to purchase of the hold- boughtTn. * 
ers of such preferred 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. 

Sect. 6. Upon such tender of the par value of the preferred interest to 
stock, the interest or earnings on the same shall cease, and all sums orparTaiue. 
realized from the sale of preferred stock shall be applied in pay- 
ment of the indebtedness of the corporation. 

Sect. 7. In case of the vi^inding up of the affairs of said corpora- Proceeding on 
tion before all said preferred stock shall have been purchased in rffair"!^ ^^ 
or have been otherwise retired under the provisions of this act, 
then the assets of the corporation remaining after the payment of 
its liabilities shall be divided pro rata to the liolders of the pre- 
ferred stock to an amount not exceeding the par value of the 
shares ; and the surplus of said assets shall be divided p7'o rata 
among the other stockholders. 

Sect. 8. This act shall not take effect until the same shall be Takes effect- 
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. when'"*" 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 2 25 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONCORD AXLE COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and property. 

3. First meeting. 



Sect. 

4. Capital stock. 

5. Subject to repeal; takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Henry F. Brown, Charles H. Amsden, D. Arthur Corporation 
Brown, John Whitaker, Edmund H. Brown, their associates, sue- <^'''*^''""*®*^- 
cessors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a body corporate by 
the name of the Concord Axle Company, with all the rights and 
piivileges and subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations 
of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to carry on the business Purpose and 
of iron and brass founders and machinists, and such other as may 
be found convenient in connection therewith, in the city of Con- 
cord and the town of Boscawen ; and also to take, hold, and convey 

12 



166 



Chapters 225, 226. 



[1883.. 



First meeting. 



Capital stock. 



Subject to re- 
ppal : takes 
effect — wlien. 



real estate and personal property not exceeding in value at any one 
time the amount of its capital stock for the time being, 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 to the other persons 
named herein at least seven days' previous notice thereof, at which, 
or any subsequent meeting, officers may be chosen, the amount of 
its capital stock be fixed, and the par value of the shares thereof 
determined, and such by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, as may be thought proper may be adopted. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall be of such 
amount, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, as may from 
time to time be fixed by it. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal 
this act, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 226. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE EARMINGTON & ROCHESTER 
RAILROAD. 



Sect. 
1. Charter extended. 



SECT. 

2. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate a?id Souse of Representatives in Gen- 
eral Court convened: 



Charter 
extended. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



Sect. 1. The charter of the Farmington & Rochester Railroad, 
granted June session, 1878, and extended June session, 1879, is 
hereby revived and continued in force, and the time for the com- 
pletion of the same is hereby extended to the first day of July, 
1890. 

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

[Approved August 31, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapter 227. 16T 

CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER & HARRINGTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To construct railway — its termini. 

3. Limitation as to laud. 

4. Capital stock, directors, etc. 

5. Tolls. 

6. Duties of directors. 



Sect. 

7. Crossings, bridges, etc. 

8. By-laws. 

9. Meetings. 

10. Lease. 

11. Limitation. 

12. Subject to repeal ; takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Alfred Hoitt, Joshua Converse, Henry Law, ^oSuted^ 
George W. Colbath, George B. Wentworth, Hiram F. Snow, I. 
Herbert Seavey, E. O. Foss, their associates, successors, and as- 
signs, be and they hereby are made a body corporate and politic 
by the name and style of The Dover & Barrington Railroad 
Company, with all the rights and privileges, liabilities and duties, 
by the laws of this state incident to railroad corporations, and 
necessary and proper to carry into effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is herebv authorized and empow- To construct 

1-111 •• "mi t- railway: its 

ered to locate, build, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six termini, 
rods in width, with necessary additions for cuttings and embank- 
ments, from some point in the city of Dover, upon the line of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad or the Portsmouth & Dover Railroad, 
through said city of Dover, the towns of JNIadbury, Barrington, 
and Lee, or one or more of said towns, to some point on the line 
of the Nashua & Rochester Railroad in said town of Lee or in 
said town of Barrington. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have no more land, exclusive of J^'^g'^^**"'^ *' 
what is within the limits of their road, and necessary for procuring 
stone, gravel, sand, and other materials, and for machine shops and 
terminal or depot accommodations, than shall be worth, at the 
time of its purchase, live per cent, of its capital stock. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed ^•r^c^Vf'etc' 
the sum of two hundred and lifty thousand dollars, to be divided 
into shares of a par value of one hundred dollars ; and the imme- 
diate government and direction of the affairs of said corporation 
shall be vested in a board of seven directors, who shall be chosen 
by the members or stockholders in the manner herein provided, 
and shall hold their offices until others shall be duly elected and 
qualified in their stead. And the said directors, a majority of 
whom shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of business, 
shall elect one of their number who shall be president of the 
board and of the corporation. They shall also choose a clerk, 
who shall be clerk of the corporation, and sworn to the faithful 
performance of the duties of his office ; a treasurer, who shall 
give a bond, with sureties to their satisfaction, for the faithful dis- 
charge of his trust ; and such other officers, agents, and servants 
as they may deem expedient, — fix their salaries, and generally 
have and exercise all the powers of the corporation for carrying 
into effect the object and pui'pose of this act.^ 



168 



Chapter 227. 



[1883. 



Duties of 
directors. 



Crossings, 
bridges, etc. 



By-laws. 



Sect. 5. A toll is hereby granted said coiporation on all passen- 
gers and property transported at such rates as may be agreed upon 
by the directors, any average excess of net earnings over ten per 
centum from the commencement of operations to be paid into the 
state treasury, unless otherwise ordered by the legislature. 

Sect. 6. The president and directors for the time being are 
authorized to fix the amount of capital stock not exceeding the 
amount limited in this act, and by themselves or their agents to 
exercise all the powers granted to the corporation for the purpose 
of building, maintaining, and operating said road, or any part 
thereof, including the purchase of land, materials, rolling-stock, 
and the transportation of passengers or commodities ; to make 
such assessments on the stock as they may deem proper, and in 
default of payment to sell the defaulting shares at public auction, 
on ten days' notice, at the office of the treasurer ; and to do all 
things necessary and proper to build, equip, maintain, and operate 
said road. 

Sect. 7. If said railroad shall intersect or cross any private way, 
the corporation shall so construct said railroad as not to obstruct 
the safe and convenient use of said private way ; and if said rail- 
road shall not be so constructed, the owner of said private way 
shall be entitled to his reasonable damages for said injury, recov- 
erable by action on the case commenced within two years from 
such obstruction, and not afterwards ; and if such railroad shall 
intersect or cross any public highway, the said railroad shall be 
so constructed as not to obstruct the safe and convenient use of 
such public highway ; and the said corporation shall have power 
to raise or lower such highway, and if it shall not raise or lower 
the same so as to be satisfactory to the selectmen of the town or 
the mayor and aldermen of the city wherein it is situated, such 
selectmen or mayor and aldermen may require in writing of such 
corporation such amendment or alteration as they may think 
proper. In case the requirements of the selectmen or mayor 
and aldermen are not met within a reasonable time, and they are 
approved by the county commissioners in writing, the selectmen or 
mayor and aldermen may proceed to make such needed alterations 
at the expense of such corporation, and may institute and prosecute 
to final judgment and execution an action on the case against said 
corporation, and shall recover all reasonable damages with costs of 
suit. And said corporation shall maintain its roads, bridges, abut- 
ments, and embankments, or trestles, in good and safe condition, 
or in default thereof shall be liable in an action on the case to any 
party aggrieved. And if it shall be necessary to alter the course 
of any highway where the said railroad may run near the same, or 
for the purpose of avoiding or facilitating the crossing thereof, such 
highway may be altered, with the approbation of the selectmen of 
the town or the mayor and aldermen of the city wherein such 
alteration is desired. 

Sect. 8. Such corporation shall have power to make, ordain, and 
establish all such by-laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as they 
shall deem expedient and necessary to accomplish the designs of 
this act, provided the same be not repugnant to the constitution 
and laws of this state. 



1883.] Chapters 227, 228. 169 

Sect. 9. The annual meeting; of said corporation shall be hokhn Meetings. 
at such time and place in this state as the corporation by their by- 
laws or the directors for the time being shall appoint, at which 
meeting the directors shall be chosen by ballot ; and the three first 
persons named in this act, or any two of them, are hereby author- 
ized to call the first meeting of said corporation, at which meeting 
they may transact any business they may deem proper, by adver- 
tising the same three weeks successively in some newspaper printed 
in the city of Dover ; and the directors are authorized to call 
special meetings of the members or stockholders whenever they 
shall deem it expedient, giving such notice as the corporation by 
their by-laws may direct. 

Sect. 10. Said corporation is authorized to lease its road to any Lease, 
other corporation in this state, and said railroads are authoiized to 
make such other contracts in relation to the use and operation of 
said railroad as to the directors thereof may be deemed expedient 
to accommodate the business or interest of the same. 

Sect. 11. This act shall be void as to all its parts if the i-ailroad Limitation, 
line herein named is not constructed within ten years from the 
passage of this act. 

Sect. 12. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act Subject to re- 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require it : and tfEect— when, 
this act shall take effect and be in force from and after its passage. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 22 



THE FARMERS SAVINGS-BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To receive deposits. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Compensation of officers. 



Sect. 
6. By-laws. 

6. Books, etc. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Ira N. Blake, Peabody H. Adams, Thomas H. corporation 
Thorndike, Nath. S. Drake, T. H. Maxlield, James Griffin, John '=°"^'^'"'«^- 
J. French, Edward A. Libby, Charles M. Bailey, Geo. N. Foss, 
and John A. Goss, be and are constituted a body politic and cor- 
porate by the name of the Loan & Trust Savings-Bank, which 
bank shall be located in the town of Pittsfield 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 hei'cafter be estalilished, shall be and re- 
main 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 nature by the laws of this state. 



170 



Chapter 228. 



[1883. 



To receive de- 
posits. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Compensation 
of officers. 



By-laws. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



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 nse, manage, and improve the same for 
the benefit of the depositors in snch 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 manner and 
proportion, and subject to such equitable rules and regulations, as 
said corporation shall from time to time limit and appoint, agreea- 
bly to the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as 
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 corpora- 
tion. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promissory 
note to circulate as currency, nor shall the members or officers of 
said corporation receive any profit or emolument from said sav- 
ings-bank: Provided, however, that a reasonable compensation may 
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. Ira N. Blake, Peabody H. Adams, and John A. Goss, 
or any two of them, may call the first meeting of this corporation 
at such time and place and in such manner as they may think 
proper. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapter 229. 171 

CHAPTER 229. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TILTON & BELMONT RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. T> construct railroad; termini. 

3. Limitation as to land. 

4. Capital stock; directors. 

5. Tolls. 

6. Powers and duties of directors. 

7. Crossings, etc. 



Sect. 

8. Drawbridge. 

9. By-laws. 

10. Meeting?. 

11. Lease or contract. 

12. Limitation. 

13. Subject to repeal. 

14. Takes effect — when. 



£e it enacted by the Senate and House of Mepresentatives in Greneral 
Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That Moses Sargent, Jr., Charles A. Hackett, Wm. T. Corporation 
€ass, J. F. Taylor, Joseph Hill, William I. Hill, Daniel E. Hill, *=°'^««t'^'«<i- 
E. G. Philbrook, J. L. Loverin, W. P. Lang, Charles W. Blood, E. 
C. Bean, F. K. Johnson, R. G. Hoyt, C. W. Hackett, M. K. 
Smith, A. W. Brown, Ira Mooney, Dan. W. Gale, J. W. Wells, 
Isaiah Piper, E. P. Thompson, J. F. Sleeper, T. E. Clough, E. G. 
Folsom, F. S. Sargent, and A. T. Bean, and their associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns, be and they are hereby made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of the Tilton & Belmont Railroad, with 
all the rights and privileges, liabilities and duties, by the laws of 
this state incident to railway corporations, and necessary and 
proper to carry into effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- To construct 
•ered to locate, build, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six terminf.' 
rods in width, with necessary additions for cuttings and embank- 
ments, from any point on the Boston, Concord & Montreal Rail- 
road through Tilton and Northfield to Belmont, and to enter up- 
on, run across, or run over, and use the Boston, Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad, or any part of the same, paying therefor such rates 
of toll and complying with such regulations as may be mutually 
agreed upon by such corporations respectively, or as the legislature 
may from time to time prescribe ; and the said Belmont & Tilton 
Railway may be used by the aforesaid railroads, subject to like 
limitations and conditions. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have no more land, exclusive of Limitation as 
what is within the limits of their road, and necessary for procuring ^° '^"'^• 
stone, gravel, sand, and other material, and for machine-shops and 
depot accommodations, than shall be worth at time of its purchase 
five per cent, of their capital stock. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of Capital stock; 
•such number of shares as the directors may from time to time de- *^'^®*"""- 
termine, not more tlian two thousand shares of the par value of 
one hundred dollars each, nor less than five hundred of the par 
value of one hundred dollars each; and the immediate government 
and direction of the affairs of the said corporation shall be vested 
in seven directors, who shall be chosen by the members or stock- 
holders in the manner herein provided, and shall hold their offices 
>until others shall be duly chosen and qualified in their stead ; and 



Powers and du 
ties of direct- 
ors. 



172 Chapter 229. [1883. 

the said directors, a majority of whom shall form a quorum for the 
transaction of business, shall elect one of their members to be 
president of the board and of the corporation. They shall also- 
choose a clerk, who shall be clerk of the corporation, and sworn to 
the faithful [discharge of the] duties of his office ; a treasurer, who- 
shall give bond with sureties to their satisfaction for the faithful 
discharge of his trust ; and such other officers, agents, and servants 
as they may deem expedient, — fix their salaries, and generally 
shall have and exercise all the powers of the corporation for 
carrying into effect the objects and purposes of this act. 

Tolls. Sect. 5. A toll is hereby granted to the corporation for their 

benefit on all passengers and property which may be transported 
on said railroad, at such rates as may from time to time be agreed 
upon by the directors : Provided^ that in any and every year when, 
the net receipts from the use of said road shall exceed the average- 
of ten per cent, per annum from the commencement of their oper- 
ations, the excess shall be paid into the treasury of the state until 
otherwise ordered by the legislature. 

Sect. 6. The president and directors for the time being are au- 
thorized and empowered to fix the amount of the capital stock 
from time to time not exceeding the amount limited in this act, 
and by themselves or their agents to exercise all the powers granted 
to the corporation for the purpose of constructing and completing 
said railroad, and for the transportation of persons, goods, and 
merchandise thereon, and all such other power and authority for 
the management of the affairs of the corporation not heretofore- 
granted as may be necessary and proper to carry into effect the 
objects of this act ; to purchase land, materials, engines, cars, de- 
pot buildings, machine-shops, and other things, in the name of the 
corporation, for the use of the railroad and the transportation of 
persons, goods, and merchandise ; to make such equal assessments 
from time to time on all shares of said corporation as they may 
deem expedient or necessary in the execution or progress of the 
work, and direct the same to be paid to the treasurer of the corpo- 
ration, — and the treasurer shall give notice of such assessments ; and 
if any subscriber shall neglect for sixty days after notice to pay his 
assessment, the directors may order the treasurer to sell his share- 
or shares at public auction at the office of the treasurer, ten days' 
notice of the same being given to such subscriber, to the highest 
bidder, and the same shall be transferred to the purchaser, and 
such subscriber shall be accountable to the corporation for the 
balance, if his shares shall sell for less than the assessments due 
thereon, and interest and cost of sale, and such subscriber shall be- 
entitled to the surplus, if any there be : Provided^ that no assess- 
ment shall be laid on any share for any greater sum than one hun- 
dred dollars in the whole on eacli share ; and if any greater amount 
of money shall be necessary to complete said railroad, it shall be 
raised by creating new shares, giving to the stockholders in the 
corporation the right to take said shares in proportion to the shares 
by them respectivel}- owned in said corporation. 

Crossings, etc. Sect. 7. If said railroad shall, in the course thereof, intersect or 
cross any private way, the said corporation shall so construct said 
railroad as not to obstruct the safe and convenient use of said pri- 



1883.] Chapter 229. 173 

vate way ; and if said railroad shall not be so constructed, the owner 
of said private way shall be entitled to his reasonable damages for 
said injury, to be recovered by action on the case to be commenced 
within two years from such obstruction, and not afterAvards ; and if 
such railroad shall in the course thereof intersect or cross any 
canal, turnpike road, or other public highway, the said railroad 
shall be so constructed as not to obstruct the safe and convenient 
use of such canal, turnpike road, or other public highway, and the 
said corporation shall have power to raise or lower said turnpike 
road, higliway, or private way, so that said railroad may pass over 
or under the same ; and if said corporation shall raise or lower such 
turnpike road or highway, and shall not so raise or lower the same 
as to be satisfactory to the proprietors thereof, or to the selectmen 
of the town in which said highway is situated, said proprietors or 
said selectmen may require in writing of such corporation such 
amendment or alteration as they may deem necessary ; and if the 
amendment or alteration be reasonable and proper, in the written 
opinion of the county commissioners for the county in which such 
amendment or alteration is proposed, and the said corporation shall 
unreasonably neglect to make the same, said proprietors or selectmen 
may proceed to make such alterations and amendments, and may 
institute and prosecute to final judgment and execution an action 
on the case against such corporation, and shall thereon recover 
reasonable damages for all charges, disbursements, labor, and ser- 
vices occasioned by making such alterations and amendments, with 
costs of suit, and said corporation shall constantly maintain in good 
repair all bridges and their abutments and embankments which it 
may construct for the purpose of conducting said railroad over any 
canal, turnpike road, highway, or private way, or for conducting 
the same over said railroad, and in default thereof shall be liable in 
an action on the case to respond in damages to any party aggrieved ; 
and if it shall be necessary to alter the course of any turnpike road 
or other public highway where the said railroad may run near the 
same, or for the purpose of avoiding or facilitating the crossing 
thereof, such turnpike road or highway may be so altered with 
the approbation of the county commissioners for the county. 

Sect. 8. If, upon the route fixed upon for the construction of Drawbridge, 
said railroad, said road shall cross any navigable waters, said corpo- 
ration is hereby authorized to construct a bridge over the same at 
such point as shall be approved by the railroad commissioners : 
Provided^ the same shall be constructed with a suitable draw and 
passages for the navigation of the same, upon such plan, so far as 
relates to such draw and passages, as shall be approved by said 
commissioners. 

Sect. 9. Such corporation shall have the power to make, ordain, By-iaws. 
and establish all such by-laws, rules, regulations, and ordinances as 
they shall deem expedient and necessary to accomplish the designs 
and purposes and to carry into effect the provisions of this act, and 
for the well ordering, regulating, and securing the interests and 
affairs of the corporation, provided the same be not repugnant to 
the constitution and laws of the state. 

Sect. 10. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be holden Meetingg. 
at such time and place in this state as the corporation by their by- 



174 



Chapters 229, 230. 



[1883. 



Lease or con- 
tract. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes effect — 
when. 



or tlie dii-ectors for the time being shall appoint, at which 
meeting the directors shall be chosen by ballot ; and the three first 
persons named in this act, or any two of them, are hereby author- 
ized to call the first meeting of the grantees, at which meeting they 
may transact any business they deem proper by advertising the 
same two weeks successively in any paper published weekly in 
Belknap county ; and the directors are authorized to call special 
meetings of the members or stockholders whenever they shall deem 
it expedient, giving such notice as the corporation by their by-laws 
or by vote shall direct. 

Sect. 11. Said corporation are authorized to lease their road to, 
or make any other contract for the use and occupation of their 
road or any part thereof by, any railroad corporation whose road 
may connect with their road, on such terms and for such time as 
said roads may agree, and as may be deemed expedient to accom- 
modate the travel and transportation of the same. 

Sect. 12. This act shall be void as to any and every portion of 
said railroad which shall not be completed on or before the thirty- 
first day of December, eighteen hundred and ninety-five. 

Sect. 13. The legislature may alter or amend or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require it. 

Sect. 14. This act shall take effect from its 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 230. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARMS OF MILTON W. WALLACE AND 
OTHERS FROM THE WEST SCHOOL-DISTRICT IN MONT VERNON, AND AN- 
NEX THE SAME TO THE CENTRE SCHOOL-DISTRICT IN SAID TOWN, FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. School-district lines changed. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect — when. 



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



School-district 
lines changed. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That the homestead farms of Milton W. Wallace, An- 
nette Carson, and Asa Carson be severed from the West school- 
district in Mont Vernon, and annexed to the Centre school-district 
in said town, for school purposes. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 231, 232. 175 



CHAPTER 281. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD FARMS OF AMOS GALE AND OTHERS 
FROM SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 2 IN BATH, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO 
SCHOOL-DISTRICT NO. 12 IN SAID TOWN. 

Sect. 1. School district lines changed. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Rei^resentatives in Gen- 
eral Court co7ivened : 

Sect. 1. That the homestead farms of Amos Gale, Amos Wil- Schooi-district 
son, John Noyes, Myron S. Woodward, and J. M. Williams be 
severed from school-district No. 2 in Bath, and be annexed to 
school-district No. 12 in said Bath, for school purposes. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 232. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PONTOOCOOK RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To construct railroad; termini; lease or 

contract. 

3. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

4. Tolls. 

5. First raeeting. 

6. Limitation: takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Isaac Bowman, William E. Mann, Leonard E. corporation 
Dunn, Albert W. Fickett, Ebenezer S. Coe, William Heywood, *=»°«"*'^*«d- 
their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corpora- 
tion by the name of the Pontoocook Railroad, with all the rights, 
powers, and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties, and 
restrictions, in the General Laws, which are now or hereafter may 
be in force relating to railroad companies. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to lo- To construct 
cate, construct, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods in terliiinf;' lease 
width, with necessary additions for excavations and embankments, or contract, 
from some convenient point on the Atlantic & St. Lawrence Rail- 
road in Milan to a convenient point at or near the Pontoocook 
Falls, so-called, in the Androscoggin river in Dummer, and thence 
to some convenient point on the state line at or near Umbagog 
Lake in Cambridge, with the right to connect with said Atlantic 
& St. Lawrence Railroad, and with authority to lease its railroad 
to said Atlantic & St. Lawrence Railroad, or any other corporation 
operating said last named road, or to make contracts with either of 
said corporations relative to the use and operation of its railroad 
by either of them, on such terms and conditions and for such time 
as may be agreed upon by the parties. 



176 



Chapters 232, 233. 



[1883. 



Capital stock. 



First meeting. 



Limitation : 
takes effect — 
wlien. 



Sect. 3. Tlie capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
not more than two thousand shares of one hundred dollars each ; 
and said corporation may issue its bonds, secured by mortgage of 
its road, to an amount not exceedhig one half of the amount of its 
capital stock, which shall be actually expended at the time of the 
issue of such bonds. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad at 
such rates as may be from time to time determined by its directors; 
and all the powers granted to the said corporation relating to the 
locating, constructing, and maintaining said railroad are hereby 
vested in the directors of said corporation for the time being. 

Sect. 5. Any two of the three persons first named in this act 
may call the first meeting of the grantees of said corporation by 
publishing notice of the time and place of meeting in some news- 
paper published in the county of Coos one week at least before the 
day of said meeting. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 233. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF THE UNION CHAPEL FUND 
IN NORTH HAMPTON. 



Sect. 
1. Corporation constituted. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



Whereas, On the twenty-fifth day of August, 1877, Eliza P. 
Philbrick conveyed b}^ deed a certain tract of land, situate in North 
Hampton in the county of Kockingham, to John M. Pinkerton, Ed- 
mund F. Slafter, Joseph Shattuck, and Albert Batchelder, as trus- 
tees of the Union Chapel Fund, and to their successors in said 
trust forever, for certain purposes in said deed expressed ; and, 

Whereas, Since said date said John M. Pinkerton has de- 
ceased, and said Joseph Shattuck has resigned said trust, and no 
provision has been made for filling the vacancies in said trust, — 

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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Sect. 1. That the said Edmund F. Slafter and Albert Batchel- 
der, their associates and successors, be constituted a body corporate 
by the name of the Trustees of the Union Chapel Fund in North 
Hampton, with the power to hold the said tract of land for the 
purposes aforesaid forever, and with all the powers, privileges, and 
liabilities necessary for and incidental to such corporate existence, 
and with the right to perpetuate said trust by choosing their asso- 
ciates and successors therein, the number whereof shall never 



1883.] 



Chapters 233, 234. 



177 



exceed four at any time ; and the appointment of such associates 
and successors by an instrument in writing, signed by the trustees 
for the time being, or the major part thereof, and executed, ac- 
knowledged, and recorded in the manner required by law in case 
of a deed of land, shall constitute and be a legal evidence of a valid 
choice of such associates or successors. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



Takes effect- 
when. 



CHAPTER 234 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PORTSMOUTH 
COMPANY. 



& KITTERY STEAM FERRY 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To operate a steam ferry. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. First meeting. 
6. Real estate. 



Sect. 

6. Damages for land taken. 

7. Limitation. 

8. Subject to repeal. 

9. Takes effect— when. 



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



Gen- 



Sect. 1. That Augustus Stevenson, Charles W. Cottle, Eleroy corporation 
Cottle, George W. Muchmore, Moses D. Moore, Stephen L. «'°'»«tituted. 
Marston, Richard H. Waldron, and George W. Green, their asso- 
ciates and successors, be and they are hereby incorporated and 
made a body politic by the name of the Portsmouth & Kittery 
Steam Ferry Company, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and be 
known and distinguished in all their acts and proceedings ; and 
shall be and hereby are invested with all the powers and privileges 
and made subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. That said corporation be authorized to carry on and op- To operate a 
erate a steam ferry for the purpose of conveying teams of all kinds, * ^'^'^ 
such freight as is not prohibited by law, also individual passengers, 
across the Piscataqua river between, at, or near the terminus of 
State or Daniel street in Portsmouth, and at or near the toAvn 
landing or Navy Yard village in the town of Kittery in the state of 
Maine ; and also at some convenient point in Pepperell's Cove in 
said Kittery and state of Maine. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed capital stock, 
thirty thousand dollars, and be divided into shares of ten dollars 
each. 

Sect. 4. Any five of the persons named in this act may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of said corporation by giving to the other persons 
named herein a written notice at least seven days previous thereof, 
at which or any subsequent meeting officers may be chosen, and 
such by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of this state, as may be 
thought proper may be adopted. 



178 



Chapters 234, 235. 



[1883. 



Damages for 
land takea. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 5. Said corporation may purchase and hold or lease real 
estate in the city of Portsmouth for the purposes of slips, wharves, 
and ferry tolls and waiting-rooms, to the amount deemed requisite 
by the directors. 

Sect. 6. In case said corporation is unable to agree with the 
owners of the land required and necessary for the convenience of 
said company, the Rockingham county commissioners shall have 
power to take the land, devote it to the purposes required for the 
said company, and assess the damages therefor in the same manner 
and with the same powers as in laying out highways, subject to the 
same rights of appeal on the part of the land-owner. 

Sect. 7. This act shall be void unless the capital stock of said 
company shall all have been subscribed for and fully paid in, and 
the ferry put in actual operation between Portsmouth and the 
point or points herein named in the town of Kittery, within three 
years from the passage hereof. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good shall require. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 235. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE CERTAIN TOWNS TO AID IN THE CONSTRUCTION 
OF RESERVOIRS FOR MANUFACTURING PURPOSES. 



Sect. 
1. Reservoirs. 



I Sect. 

I 2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The towns of Goffstown, Deering, and Weare are 
hereby severally empowered to raise and appropriate money for the 
purpose of constructing or aiding in the construction of reservoirs 
to improve the water-power therein, whenever it shall be deter- 
mined by a two-thirds vote at a legal town-meeting in any one of 
said towns that the public good requires it. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 236, 237. 179 



CHAPTER 236. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE FARM OF GEORGE W. SAWYER FROM SCHOOL-DIS- 
TRICT NO. 3 IN TUFTONBOROUGH, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO DISTRICT 
NO. 5 IN OSSIPEE, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. School-district lines changed. I U. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the farm of George W. Sawyer in school-district schooi-district 
No. 3 in Tuftonborough be disannexed from said school-district No. lines changed. 
3, and annexed to school-district No. 5 in the town of Ossipee, for 
school purposes. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1888.] ^ ^^' 



CHAPTER 237. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE PENNICHUCK WATER- 
WORKS. 

Sect. | Sect. 

1. Capital stock and real estate. 3. Crossing highway. 

2. Dams and damages. I 4. Takes effect — when. 

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

Sect. 1. That said water- works may from time to time increase capital stock 
its capital stock to an amount not exceeding three hundred thou- ^""^ '^^^ estate, 
sand dollars, and may purchase and hold real estate to an amount 
in value not exceeding fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. That for the purpose of furnishing an adequate supply Dams and dam- 
of water for the use of the city of Nashua, its inhabitants, and for ^^^^' 
other purposes, said corporation is authorized to construct, enlarge, 
and maintain such dams, reservoirs, and other works as it may 
deem necessary and proper across and upon the Pennichuck brook, 
across or upon any brooks or ponds tributary to the same, and to 
enter upon and appropriate such land as may be necessary and con- 
venient for the construction and use of the same, upon depositing 
with the clerk of the supreme court for the county of Hillsborough 
such sum of money as security for the payment of damages for the 
same as said court in term time or any justice thereof in vacation 
may order in case said corpoi ation has not agreed with the owners 
thereof upon the damages and paid the same ; and in case said cor- 
poration shall not agree with the owners thereof for the damage 
that has been or may be done by said corporation by reason of the 
erection of any dam on said brooks and the flowage caused thereby, 



180 



Chapters 237, 238. 



[1883. 



Crossing high- 
way. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



or in the exercise of any rights hereby granted, or snch owners 
shall be unknown, either party may apply to the supreme court at 
the trial term thereof to have the damages determined, and said 
court shall refer the same to the county commissioners, who shall 
appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the 
same manner as is now required by law for laying out highways, 
and said commissioners shall make a report to said court, upon which 
the court may make such order as justice requires. If either party 
shall desire, upon application to said court before such reference, 
they shall be entitled to a trial by jury in such manner and under 
such regulations as said court may prescribe. 

Sect. 3. That for the purpose of constructing or enlarging reser- 
voirs of water for the purposes mentioned in the preceding section, 
said corporation may, at its own expense, raise the grade of any 
highway crossing said Pennichuck brook, or its tributary brooks or 
ponds, upon giving thirty days' notice to the city or town in which 
the same may be located of its intention so to do, unless the county 
commissioners to whom application may be made within said thirty 
days by such city or town shall be of the opinion that such raising 
of grade would be injurious to public travel; and all damages 
occasioned to the owners of adjoining estates, or to any town or 
city, by such raising of grade, unless agreed upon by the parties, 
shall be determined as in the case of raising the grade in repairing 
highways, and paid by said corporation to such owners. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 238. 



AN ACT IX AMEXDMEXT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
THE HILLSBOROUGH SAVINGS-BANK," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1869, 



Sect. 

1. Additional corporators. 

2. First meeting. 



Sect. 
3. Takes effect— when. 



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



Additional cor- 
porators. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. That in addition to the corporators mentioned in sec- 
tion 1 of said act, the names of Edgar Hazen, Hiram J. Gage, Mor- 
ris Christie, Robert C. Dickey, Jacob B. Whittemore, Mason W. 
Tappan, David F. Whittle, and Samuel J. Tilton be added. 

Sect. 2. That section 8 of said act be so amended that Ammi 
Smith, S. Dow Wyman, Cornelius Cooledge, James S. Butler, 
Samuel J. Tilton, Jacob B. Whittemore, or any two of them, may 
call the first meeting of said corporation, as provided for in said 
act. 

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

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapter 239. 181 



CHAPTER 2 3 9. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE WORCESTER & NASHUA RAILROAD COMPANY AND 
THE NASHUA & ROCHESTER RAILROAD TO UNITE. 



Sect. 

1. Corporate union authorized. 

2. Eij^lits, duties, and liabilities of newcorpo- 

ratiou. 



Sect. 
4. Existing corporations to act severally until 
union completed. 
Name; capital stock. 



3. First meeting. I 6. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. The Worcester & Nashua Raih-oad Company and the Corporate un- 
Nashua & Rochester Raih-oad, corporations incorporated by the 
legislatures of the states of New Hampshire and Massachusetts, 
are hereby authorized at any time within six years from the pas- 
sage of this act to unite said corporations, upon conditions that the 
holders of shares of the capital stock in either of said corporations 
may, upon surrender of such shares, receive in lieu thereof certifi- 
cates for an equal number of shares in the corporation to be estab- 
lished under this act, and upon such other equal terms for each 
such share as may be mutually agreed upon, subject to the provi- 
sions of this act, by the written assent or by vote of a majority in 
interest of the stockholders of each of said corporations at meetings 
duly called for that purpose ; and such written assent or votes so 
passed by said corporations respectively shall be effectual to unite 
said corporations, within the intent and meaning of this act; and 
the corporation so established shall have all the powders and privi- 
leges and be subject to all the duties and liabilities set forth in the 
public statutes, and in all general laAvs that now are or may here- 
after be in force relating to railroad corporations. 

Sect. 2. If such union takes place as is provided for in this act, Rights, duties, 
the corporation so established shall have, hold, and possess all the of newcoipora- 
powers, privileges, rights, franchises, property, claims, and demands ''*'^- 
which at the time of such union may be held and enjoyed by the 
said existing corporations, and be subject to all the duties, restric- 
tions, obligations, debts, and liabilities to which at the time of the 
union either of said corporations is subject; and all suits at law or 
in equity, and all proceedings before any tribunal which may be 
pending to which either corporation is a party, may be prosecuted 
and defended by the corporation hereby authorized to be estab- 
lished, in the same manner and with the same effect as might have 
been done had such union not been formed. All claims and con- 
tracts, and rights and causes of action at law or in equity, of or 
against either corporation, may be enforced by suit or action to be 
commenced and prosecuted by or against the corporation to be es- 
tablished under this act as aforesaid. 

Sect. 3. The first meeting of the corporation hereby authorized First meeting, 
to be established may be called by the presidents of the said exist- 
ing corporations, or by either of them, and fourteen days' notice 
shall be given of the time and place of said meeting by publication 
in one or more newspapers in Boston and Worcester, and in Nashua 
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Chapters 239, 240. 



[1883.. 



Existing corpo 
rations to act 
severally until 
union com- 
pleted. 



Name; 
stock. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



and Rochester in the state of New Hampshire, and at said meet- 
ings persons and corporations holding stock in either of the compo- 
nent corporations shall be entitled to one vote for each share of 
the capital stock held by them. The officers respectively of the 
existing corporations shall continue to exercise in behalf of the cor- 
poration so established all the rights and powers which they now 
exercise, till the said new corporation shall be organized. 

Sect. 4. After the organization of the corporation established 
under this act, each of the said existing corporations shall continue 
for the purpose of perfecting the said union and doing all sucK 
acts and things, if any, as may be necessary therefor, and shall 
execute all such transfers, assignments, and conveyances as the 
corporation established .under this act may deem necessary or ex- 
pedient to cause to vest in itself any property, estates, contracts, 
rights, or claims, if any there be which do not vest in it by author- 
ity of this act. 
capital Sect. 5. The corporation established as aforesaid shall be called 
the Worcester, Nashua & Rochester Railroad Company, or by such 
other name as the directors of the said existing corporations may 
deem best; and the capital stock of the said new corporation shall 
not exceed the capital stock of both the existing corporations as. 
heretofore authorized by the legislatures of the states of Massachu- 
setts and New Hampshire. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 240. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LACONIA & LAKE VILLAGE WATER-WORKS- 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To construct water-works, take land, dig 

ditches, etc. 

3. Damages. 

4. Right of appeal. 



Sect. 

5. Capital stock. 

6. May borrow money. 

7. Meeting. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Sect. 1. That John C. Moulton, Albert G. Folsom, Perley Put- 
nam, Gardner Cook, Samuel W. Sanders, Ellery A. Hibbard, 
Charles A. Busiel, James H. Tilton, Woodbury L. Melcher, 
Charles F. Stone, Edwin C. Lewis, Samuel C. Clark, Elijah H. 
Blaisdell, Henry B. Quimby, John S. Crane, Benjamin F. Drake, 
and their associates, successors, and assigns, are constituted a corpo- 
ration by the name of the Laconia & Lake Village Water-Works ;, 
and by that name may be and hereby are capable in law to sue 
and be sued, plead and be impleaded, defend and be defended, in 
any courts of record, and in any other place whatever ; and also to 
make, have, and use a common seal ; and also to ordain, establish,, 



1883.] Chapter 240. 183 

and put in execution such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations as 
to them shall appear necessary and convenient for the government 
of said corporation and the prudent management of its affairs, pro- 
vided that such by-laws, ordinances, and regulations shall in no wise 
be contrary to the laws and constitution of this state ; and to choose 
such officers as the said corporation shall deem necessary and con- 
venient. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- To construct 
ered to construct, manage, maintain, and own water-works for Jlkeioam^dig 
the purpose of introducing an adequate supply of water into ditches, etc. 
Laconia village and Lake Village, so-called, in the towns of 
Laconia and Gilford, for the use of the citizens of said towns for 
extinguishing fires, and for such other purposes as may be required, 
and for that purpose may purchase and hold real estate not exceed- 
ing in value at the time when the same shall be so acquired the 
sum of twenty 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 up ground in the high av ays 
and streets of said towns, place and maintain pipes therein for 
conducting water, 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 ; may contract with individuals and corporations 
for supplying them with water, and make such contracts, establish 
such tolls, and charge such rents for the use of water as shall be 
deemed reasonable. 

Sect. 3. If said corporation shall not be able to secure, on satis- Damage*, 
factory terms, the necessary land and rights of water for said water- 
works, including the right to lay and maintain pipes when required, 
said corporation may apply to the county commissioners for the 
county of Belknap to assess the damages to the owners of such 
lands or rights of water ; and such commissioners, after notice to 
the parties interested and a hearing thereon, if it shall appear that 
any lands, rights of water, or rights to lay and maintain pipes 
are required by said corporation for said water-works, shall assess 
and award damages to the owner of such lands or rights adjudged 
to be required for the purpose of said water-works, which assess- 
ment and award shall be in writing and filed in the office of the 
town-clerks of said towTis within ten days after the same is com- 
pleted ; and upon payment or tender to the owner of the sum so 
assessed, the rights so taken shall be vested in said corporation. 

Sect. 4. The same right of appeal from such award shall exist Right of ap- 
as in the case of lands taken for highAvays by the action of said ^^''^^' 
commissioners. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of a capital stock. 
sum not exceeding sixty thousand dollars, to be divided into such 
number of shares as such corporation shall deem proper, each of 
which shall be entitled to one vote in all proceedings of said corpo- 
ration. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation is authorized to borrow money to May borrow 
defray the expense of said works, not exceeding in all one half the "^loney. 
cost thereof, and to issue the notes, bonds, or obligations of said 
corporation therefor, payable at such times and at such rates of 
interest not exceeding six per cent, as they may determine, and 



184 



Chapters 240, 241, 242. 



[1883. 



may, if they deem expedient, secure such notes, bonds,, or obliga- 
tions by a mortgage of all their estate, real and personal, which 
mortgage shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds 
for Belknap county. 

Meeting. Sect. 7. The five persons first mentioned in this act, or any three 

of them, may call a meeting of the members of said corporation as 
soon as may be, at such time and place as they may see fit, by giv- 
ing personal notice to each of them, or by posting up a notice to 
that effect in two public places in each of the villages of Laconia and 
Lake Village seven days previous to said meeting, at which meet- 
ing the members may determine upon the time when and the man- 
ner of calling the annual and all other meetings of said corporation. 

Takes effect— Sect. 8. This act sliall take effect and be in force from and after 

when. it;s passagc. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 241 



AJ!^ ACT TO EXTEND THE LAXCASTER & KILKENNY RAILROAD. 



Railroad line extended. 



I Sect. 

I 2. Limitation of time extended. 



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



Railway line 
extended. 



Limitation of 
time extended. 



Sect. 1. The Lancaster & Kilkenny Railway Company, char- 
tered at the June session, 1879, is hereby authorized to extend its 
line through the towns of Berlin and Milan to the line of the Pon- 
toocook Railroad, with authority to connect therewith at any de- 
sired point on its line. 

Sect. 2. The limitation of ten years expressed in the original 
charter is hereby extended and enlarged to ten years from the date 
of the passage of this act. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 242. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE UNITARIAN ASSOCIATION. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May hold real estate. 



I Skct. 

: 3. First meeting. 

I 4. Takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation Sect. 1. That Asa Fowler, Samuel C. Bean, Lewis Downing, 

constituted. j^^.^^ ClintoH W. Stanley, Geo. B. Chandler, Charles D. McDuffee, 



1883.] Chapters 242, 243. 185 

A. P. Olzendam, T. S. Wallingford, Jeremiali Smith, Wm. H. 
Sise, Wm. H. Hackett, John C. Moulton, Woodbury L. INlelcher, 
Daniel Barnard, Alvah W. Sulloway, R. G. Burleigh, Walter S. 
Carr, Harvey Proctor, Thomas Thompson, Calvin Stebbins, Lewis 
C. Pattee, John Hayward, Warren Brown, Charles H. Bell, Fiank 
A. McKean, John H. Goodale, Caleb T. Buffum, Fred A. Barker, 
A. M. Pendleton, Isaiah Hutchinson, James Scott, Frank G. Clark, 
T. D. Howard, H. I). Catlin, H. D. Learned, William Burns, 
William D. Weeks, Licrease S. Lincoln, Charles H. Burns, and 
Philip S. Batcheller, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and they are hereby made a body politic and corporate by the 
name of The New Hampshire LTnitarian Association, and are here- 
by invested with all the powers and privileges and made subject 
to all the liabilities under the laws of this state applicable to cor- 
porations of a similar nature, the corporation having for its object 
the promotion of the interests of the Unitarian denomination in 
New Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to acquire, by May hold real 
gift, bequest, or otherwise, real and personal estate not exceeding ^®^^'®- 
one- hundred thousand dollars in value, and the same may be sold, 
conveyed, or disposed of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Any three of the corporators may call the first meeting First meeting. 
of the corporators in Such manner as they may deem expedient, at 
which meeting or any subsequent meeting didy holden they may 
choose such officers as may be determined upon, and transact any 
other business that may be necessary to perfect the organization 
and promote the objects of association. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Taices effect— 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] ^^^''• 



CHAPTER 243. 



AN ACT TO INXORPORATE THE CONTOOCOOK VALLEY SAVINGS-BANK. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Duties as to deposits. 

3. Limitation as to real estate. 

4. Not to issue bills; compensation of officers. 



Sect. 

5. By-laws. 

6. Inspection of books. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. That B. L. Winn, Svlvester Tenney, Marshall Nay, corporation 
John H. Cutler, Henry Knight,'^ Dalphon Osborn, W. S. Kyes, '^"^^"t"*^'^- 
Charles Barber, James H. Collins, S. W. Nichols, R. B. Hatch, 
Wilham Moore, T. N. Hunt, S. W. A' ose, Samuel G. White, Sam- 
uel N. Porter, John H. Steele, A. B. Tarbell, C. P. Richardson, 
William F. Barrett, Albert M. Smith, John Cragin, Edmund 
Buckle, Joseph Farnum, Justus Fisher, all of the town of Peter- 
borough; Orland Eaton, A. D. Tuttle, of Hancock; D. H. Goodell 
and Morris Christie, of Antrim; John D. Butler, of Bennington; 



186 



Chapter 243. 



[1883. 



Duties as to 
deposits. 



Limitation as 
to real estate. 



Not to issue 
bills ; compen- 
sation of offi- 
cers. 



By-laws. 



Inspection of 
booljs. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



and George S. Peaveyof Greenfield, — be and are hereby constituted 
a body politic and corporate by the name of the Contoocook Valley 
Savings-Bank, which bank shall be located in said town of Peter- 
borough 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 politic and corporate by 
said name, and are and shall be invested with all the powers, 
rights, and pdvileges, and subject to all the liabilities and duties, 
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 
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 manner and proportions, and subject to such 
equitable rules and regulations, as said corporation shall from time 
to time prescribe, agreeably to the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold such real estate as 
shall be convenient in transacting the business thereof, but not ex- 
ceeding in value at the time of the purchase or acceptance thereof 
by said corporation the sum of ten thousand dollars ; and said cor- 
poration may further take, hold, and dispose of such real estate as 
may in good faith be received of them, by way of security or pay- 
ment for loans made by them, or for any debts, demands, or liabil- 
ities which may be owing or accrue to said corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall not issue any bill or promissory 
note to circulate as currency, nor shall the members or officers of 
said corporation receive any profit or emolument from said savings- 
bank: Provided^ liowever^ that a reasonable compensation may 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 manage- 
ment 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 for this purjjose by 
either branch of the legislature, and the legislature may at any 
time alter, amend, or repeal this act. 

Sect. 7. The first twelve persons named in the first section of 
this act, or any seven of them, may call the first meeting of this 
corporation by personal notice to the corporators herein named of 
the time and place of said meeting at least six days before the day 
of said meeting, or by j)ublishing an advertisement conveying the 
same information three weeks successively in some newspaper 
printed in the town of Peterborough, the last publication whereof 
shall be before the day of meeting. 

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

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 2-14, 245. 187 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BOSTON, CONCORD & MONTREAL RAILROAD TO 
BUILD A BRANCH. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Branch road authorized. I 2. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. The Boston, Concord & Montreal Railroad be author- Branch road 
ized to build and operate a branch (to be known as the Coos Val- ^" *^"''*^ ' 
ley Branch) from some convenient point on the line of their rail- 
road in the town of Northumberland to the westerly line of the 
state in said town, and to connect with the Coos Valley Railroad, 
a corporation chartered by the state of Vermont ; and that they be 
authorized to lease or contract with said Coos Valley Railroad for 
the use of said railroad, or such part thereof as may be convenient 
for the proper and safe connection with said railroad, and for the 
transportation of persons and property thereon for such time and 
■on such terms as may be approved by said corporations. 

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

{Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 245. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE 
CITY OF KEENE," APPROVED JULY 3, 1873. 



Sect. 

1. Counciliuen to sit and act with aldermen. 

2. Contested election of councilman. 

3. Quorum and rules. 



Sect. 

4. Veto. 

5. Repealing clause. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Cren- 
eral Court co7ivened : 

Sect. 1. The persons who shall be chosen and qualified as counciimento 
members of the common council shall sit and act together with the alderme^n! '^'*'' 
board of mayor and aldermen in convention in all matters in 
which by existing laws or statute the common council are author- 
ized to act by concurrent vote, and in no matter shall they act as a 
separate body ; but nothing in this act shall in any way abridge, 
limit, or affect the rights, duties, or authority now vested in or 
pertaining to the board of mayor and aldermen by law, and the 
mayor shall preside at all meetings in convention, and in his ab- 
sence a chairman pro tern, shall be chosen. The city clerk shall 
he clerk of the convention, and shall keep a record of all its doings. 

Sect. 2. If any election of councilman shall be contested, the contested eiec- 
city councils in convention shall have the same power to ascertain ^an."^''"'^"''* ' 
the facts as thev have in regard to the election of mayor by law. 



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Chapters 245, 246. 



[1883. 



Quorum and 
rules. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 3. A majority of each branch of the city councils in con- 
yention shall be a quorum for the transaction of business, and the 
city councils in con^-iention may make, alter, or repeal rules for the 
orderly transaction of business. 

Sect. 4. The mayor shall have a negative upon the action of 
the convention, and no vote can be passed over his veto unless by 
a vote of two thirds at least of all the members of each branch 
present. 

Sect. 5. All acts, laws, or statutes inconsistent with the provi- 
sions and purpose of this act are annulled and of no effect, or re- 
pealed so far as they have any force or control in the election of 
city or ward officers in the city of Keene, or in prescribing the 
duties of such officers. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its approval by a major- 
ity of the legal votes cast at the next municipal election, and the 
selectmen of the several wards are hereby directed to insert an. 
article in the warrant calling said meeting in substance as follows: 
To take the sense of the legal A^oters of said ward vipon the ques- 
tion, Shall the act passed at the June session of the legislature of 
1883, entitled "An act in amendment to an act to establish the city 
of Keene, approved July 3, 1873," be approved and adopted? — and 
the proclamation of the mayor announcing the result of the vote 
on said question shall, if such action be in the affirmative, be suffi- 
cient to give effect to this bill. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 246. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1881, ENTITLEI> 
"AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE FORECLOSURE OF THE MANCHESTER &. 
KEENE RAILROAD." 



Sect. 
1. Purchasing road may issue bonds and in- 
crease capital stock. 



Sect. 
2. Takes effect— when. 



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



Purchasing 
road may issue 
bonds and in- 
crease capital 
stock. 



Sect. 1. That section 4 of said act be amended by inserting 
after the word " thereof " in the second line of said section the 
words " or purchasing the same from the party purchasing at such 
sale;" also by inserting after the words '' money for the " in the 
fifth line of said section the word '^purchase," so that section will 
read : The railroad or railroads purchasing the said Manchester & 
Keene Railroad, or any part thereof, or purchasing the same from 
the party purchasing at such sale, are authorized to issue bonds 
secured by mortgage on their road, or any part thereof, or on the 
property purchased, or on both jointly, or to increase their capital 
stock for the purpose of raising money for the purchase, improve- 
ment, or extension of said Manchester & Keene Railroad, or any 



1883.] Chapters 246, 247. 189 

part thereof ; and the raih-oad company organized by the purchas- 
ers at the foreclosure sale shall have the same power and authority 
to issue stock, bonds, and mortgages. 

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

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 247. 



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



Sect. 

1. Two aldermen for each ward. 

2. Ballots to be preserved and recounted. 

3. Election of school committee. 



Sect. 

4. Present incumbents to serve out term. 

5. Marshal and police. 

6. Repealing clause: takes effect— when. 



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

Sect. 1. Section 3 of the city charter of the city of Dover is two aldermen 
hereby amended by striking out after the word " election " in the ^°'' ^^^^ ^^^^' 
first line of said section the word " one," and inserting in place 
thereof the word " two," and also by striking out after the words 
"from each ward," the words "for the term of two years," so that 
the section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 3. At such 
annual municipal election, two aldermen shall be chosen from 
each ward and three members of the common council for the term 
of one year, and the present incumbents in said offices shall con- 
tinue for the full term for which they were severally elected. 
Provided, however, that in 1883 but one alderman shall be elected 
in each ward. 

Sect. 2. Section 17 of the said charter is hereby amended by Ballots to be 
adding at the end of the section the words " and shall proceed to ^Jcoun'ted.^''** 
recount the votes upon demand therefor made within sixty days 
by any person voted for at such election," so the section as 
amended shall read as follows : All votes cast at municipal elec- 
tions shall be preserved by the city clerk for sixty days with the 
seals unbroken, except that they shall be subject during that time 
to the examination of either branch of the city government in de- 
termining the elections of its own members ; and the board of alder- 
men shall have power to decide all cases of contested elections of 
persons cho.sen to office by any ward, and for that purpose shall 
have power to examine the votes preserved as above, and shall 
proceed to recount the votes upon demand therefor made within 
sixty days by any person voted for at such election. 

Sect. 3. Section 24 of the said charter is hereby amended by Election of 
striking out the sentence beginning with the words " The city coun- schooi-commit- 
cils shall also, on the first Wednesday of January," and ending with 
the words " two persons as aforesaid for the term of two years," and 
inserting in place thereof the words, " The city councils shall, in 
convention, on the first Wednesday of January, 1884, elect one per- 
son each from wards two and four to serve for the term of two 



190 Chapter 247. [1883. 

years each, and on the first Wednesday of January, 1885, one per- 
son each from wards one, three, and five, to serve for the term 
of two years each, and their successors shall be chosen in like 
manner to serve for the term of two years each. The city coun- 
cils shall also upon the passage of this act elect one person from 
ward five to serve until the second Wednesday of January, 1885," 
so that the section as amended shall read as follows : Sect. 24. 
There shall be a school committee for said city which shall be 
elected as follows : At the next annual municipal election 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 
citizens 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, in convention, on the first Wednesday of January, 1884, elect 
by ballot one person each from wards two and four to serve for the 
term of two years each, and on the first Wednesday of January, 
1885, one person each from wards one, three, and five, to serve for 
the term of two years each, and their successors shall be chosen in 
like manner to serve for the term of two years each. The city 
councils shall also upon the passage of this act elect one person 
from ward five to serve until the second Wednesday of January, 
1885. The persons so chosen by said wards and city councils shall 
constitute a school committee, and their term of office shall com- 
mence 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 unexpired term. 
The city councils shall not elect any two persons from any one 
ward. 

Present in- Sect. 4. But any pcrsou now holding any office above-mentioned 

serve Tut term, in the preceding section shall continue to hold said office until the 
expiration of the term for which he was chosen, notwithstanding 
the provisions of this act. 

Marshal and Sect. 5. The city charter is also amended by adding a new sec- 

tion as follows : The city councils in joint convention on the first 
Wednesday of January of each year shall elect by ballot a marshal 
and an assistant marshal, and also shall elect annually in the month 
of March all police officers. All vacancies in the police force shall 
be filled in like manner. 

Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 

effect-when, bercby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



police. 



Repealing 



1883.] Chapteb 248. 191 



CHAPTER 248. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE B. W. HOYT COIMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and property. 

3. First meeting. 



Sect. 

4. Capital stock. 

5. Subject to repeal ; takes effect— when. 



£e it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Gren- 
eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That Benjamin W. Hoyt, Charles H. Amsden, John corporation 
A. Spalding, George 13. Chandler, Samuel A. Haley, Abraham P. constituted. 
Olzendam, Benjamin A. Kimball, Walter Aiken, David B. Var- 
ney, Henry F. Hoyt, Walter H. Stiekney, Benjamin F. Prescott, 
their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a 
Lody corporate by the name of B. W. Hoyt Company, with all the 
rights and privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident to 
corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to carry on the business purpose and 
of manufacturing and selling boots and shoes, and such other as pi^op^rty- 
may be found convenient in connection therewith, in the town of 
Epping ; and also to take, hold, and convey real estate and per- 
sonal property, and the same to manage, improve, and dispose of 
at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Any five of the persons named in this act may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of said corporation by giving to the other persons 
named herein at least seven days' previous notice thereof, at which, 
or any subsequent meeting, officers may be chosen, the amount of 
its capital stock be fixed, and the par value of the shares thereof 
determined, and such by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, as may be thought proper, may be adopted. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall be of such capital stock, 
amount, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, as may from 
time to time be fixed by it. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at anytime alter, amend, or re- Subject to re- 
peal this act. This act shall take effect upon its passage. fffect-when. 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



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Chapter 249. 



[1883- 



CHAPTER 249. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE LIFE INSURANCE COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock ; real estate. 

3. List of shareholders. 

4. Tax and its distribution. 

5. Tax on non-resident shares. 



Sect. 

6. By-laws. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal. 

9. Talies effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital stock ; 
real estate. 



List of share- 
bolders. 



Tax, and its 
distribution. 



Sect. 1. That James A. Weston, Samuel N. Bell, John C. 
French, Albert H. Daniels, George B. Chandler, James F. Briggs, 
Walter M. Parker, Charles H. Bartlett, William H. Berry, Nathan 
P. Hunt, Andrew Bmiton, George A. Bailey, and their associates, 
successors, and assigns, be and they hereby are incorporated and 
made a body politic by the name of the New Hampshire Life 
Insurance Company, to be located at Manchester in said state, 
with authority to have and exercise all the powers and privileges 
incident to corporations of a similar nature, for the purpose of 
effecting contracts of insurance with any person on life or lives by 
either annual or life policies, or for a term of years, and to effect 
similar contracts of insurance against accidents and personal inju- 
ries, and also to grant annuities and endowments, and the execution 
of other contracts of a like nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall be one hun- 
dred thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each ; and said association may acquire and hold real estate for its 
own use to the value of twenty-five thousand dollars, exclusive of 
such real estate as may be taken for debt or may be held for col- 
lateral security. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the treasurer of said corporation, 
on or before the first day of May in each year, to transmit to the 
treasurer of the state a certified statement under oath of the name 
and residence of each of the shareholders in said corporation on 
the first day of April preceding, with the number of shares owned 
by such persons. 

' Sect. 4. On or before the first day of October annually, said 
corporation shall, in lieu of all other taxes against said corporation 
or its shareholders, pay to the treasurer of the state one per cent, 
on the amount of its capital holden on. the first day of April pre- 
ceding. One fourth of said one per cent, shall be retained by the 
treasurer for the use of the state, and three fourths of said one per 
cent, shall be by him distributed to the several towns in this state, 
in the same proportion that the number of shares o^\aied in each 
town bears to the whole number of shares. Said three fourths of 
one per cent, may be appropriated by the selectmen of the town 
receiving the same to the several purposes for which taxes are 
assessed upon the polls and estates of such stockholders within 
such town. 



1883.] Chapters 249, 250. 193 

Sect. 5. The tax on all shares owned by persons residing out of Taxonnon- 
the state shall be retained by the treasurer of the state for the use shared" ^ 
of the state. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation at any meeting duly held may adopt By-laws, 
such by-laws and regulations not repugnant to the laws of this 
state as shall be convenient and necessary for the proper manage- 
ment of the business and concerns of the corporation. 

Sect. 7. Said James A.Weston or Samuel N. Bell may call the First meeting. 
fii-st meeting of the members of said corporation by an advertise- 
ment in some newspaper printed in said Manchester, giving seven 
days' previous notice, or by a notice mailed to each corporator at 
least seven days before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may at anytime alter, amend, or repeal subject to re- 
this act, if in their opinion the public good requires it. ^^^^' 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. Takes effect 

[Approved September 11, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 250. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MONT VERNON RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. To construct railway— its termini. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Tolls. 



Sect. 

5. Gauge of road. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Limitation. 

8. Takes effect— when. 



JBe it enacted by the Senate and House of Represeyitatives hi Gen- 
eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. That Harrison Eaton, Isaac B. Dodge, Joel F. Osgood, corporation 
Jr., Charles Richardson, Wilson D. Forsaith, Albert A. Rotch, oo^^^t^^ted. 
Clark Campbell, Elbridge F. Trow, William H. Conant, Alonzo 
S. Bruce, William Stevens, and George E. Dean, their associates 
and successors, be and they hereby are made a body corporate by 
the name of the Mont Vernon Railroad Corporation, with all the 
rights and privileges, liabilities and duties, by the laAvs of this state 
incident to railroad corporations, and necessary and proper to carry 
into effect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is authorized and empowered to to construct 
locate, construct, and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six rods in termim.' ''* 
width, with the necessary additions for excavations, cuttings, and 
embankments, from some convenient point on the Wilton Railroad 
in the town of Amherst or Merrimack, to some convenient point 
in the town of jNIont Vernon : Provided^ however^ that the said rail- 
road shall be so located and constructed as to run within two hun- 
dred rods of the present town-house in the village of Amherst, 
with tlie right to connect with and to enter upon and use the said 
Wilton Railroad, or any part thereof, paying therefor such tolls as 
the legislature may from time to time prescribe, and complying 
with all such rules and regulations as said railroad comjDany may 



194 



Chapters 250, 251. 



[1883. 



Capital stock. 



Gauge of road. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect— 
wlien. 



establish consistent with the laws of the state, and with the further 
right to employ any connecting railroad to furnish cars and motive 
power for said corporation, or to lease itself to any other railroad 
corporation. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of 
not more than two thousand shares of one hundred dollars each, 
and said corporation is empowered to issue bonds to an amount not 
exceeding the par value of said capital stock. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad, 
at such rates as may from time to time be determined by the direc- 
tors; and all the powers herein granted to this corporation relating 
to the locating, constructing, and maintaining of said railroad, are 
hereby vested in the directors of the corporation for the time 
being. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may, if desired, construct its road of 
other than the standard gauge, and if so constructed may, in the 
exercise of its right to enter upon and use said AVilton Railroad, or 
any part thereof, lay a third rail for the purpose of enabling said 
corporations to use a common equipment. 

Sect. 6. Any three of the parties named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by publishing notice of the time 
and place of said meeting in the Farmer s Cabinet^ a newspaper 
printed at Amherst, or in any other newspaper printed in the 
county of Hillsborough, two weeks at least before the day named 
for said meeting. 

Sect. 7. This act shall be void as to all parts of the railroad line 
herein named, not constructed and completed within five years of 
the passage hereof. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 251. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TAHANTO MANUFACTURING COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Purpose and property. 

3. First meeting. 



Sect. 

4. Capital stock. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in Creneral 
Court convc7ied : 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Sect. 1. That John Whitaker, Charles H. Amsden, John S. 
Brown, Richard H. Deming, Edwin R. Handy, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a body corporate 
by the name of Tahanto Manufacturing Company, with all the 
rights and privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident to 
corporations of a similar nature. 



1883.] 



Chapters 251, 252 



195 



First meeting. 



Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to carry on the business Purpose and 
of manufacturing and selling cotton, woollen, and such other goods p'^^p^'^'^- 
as may be found convenient in connection therewith, in the city of 
Conco'rd ; and also to take, hold, and convey real estate and per- 
sonal property, and the same to manage, improve, and dispose of 
at pleasu.re. 

Sect. 3. Any three of the persons named in this act may call 
the first meeting of said corporation by giving to the other persons 
named herein at least seven days' previous notice thereof, at which, 
or any subsequent meeting, olhcers may be chosen, the amount of 
its capital stock be fixed, and the par value of the shares thereof 
determined, and such by-laws, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, as may be thought proper may be adopted. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall be of such 
amount, not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, as may 
from time to time be fixed by it. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal subject to 
this act. ^'^^'^^ ' 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. wfen.^*^*"*" 

[Approved* September 14, 1883.] 



Capital stock. 



CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE UNION MANUFACTURING COMPANY, 
AT PETERBOROUGH, N. H. 



Sect. 

1. Preferred stock authorized. 

2. Not to be sold at less than par. 

3. Sale regulated. 

4. Dividends on. 

5. May be bought in. 



Sect. 
6. Interest to cease— when. 
7 Proceedings on winding up affairs. 

8. Takes effect— when. 

9. In force— when. 



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



Sect. 1. The Union Manufacturing Company is hereby author- preferred 
ized and empowered to issue capital stock to an amount not exceed- ^tock author- 
ing five hundred shares of the par value of one hundred dollars 
each, and the same shall be known as preferred stock, the said 
preferred stock to be in addition to the amount of capital now 
authorized by law. 

Sect. 2. No portion of the stock issued under the provisions of ^^^^^ ?hau ^* 
this act shall be issued, sold, or disposed of at less than its par 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 saie regulated, 
of this act, the said directors are authorized to issue from time to 
time so much of said five hundred shares as they shall think 
proper ; and the holders of stock heretofore issued shall have the 
first right to subscribe for and take said preferred stock in the pro- 
portion which the amount thereof so issued from time to time 



196 Chapter 252. [1883. 

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 direc- 
tors shall determine such proportion, and the amount and manner 
of each proj^ortional 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 

Divideuds on. before such expiration. 

Sect. 4. Said board of directors are authorized and empowered 
to and shall declare and pay semi-annual dividends on each share 
of said preferred stock not exceeding eight per centum per annum; 
and no dividend 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, however, that said corporation by its directors shall have 
the right to appropriate all the net surplus earnings of the corpora- 
tion, after paying in full the dividends on said preferred stock, or 
any of said net earnings, to buying and retiring said preferred 

May be bought stock in manner hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have the right, by its directors 
and at their discretion, from time to time, to buy of the holders of 
such preferred stock any or all shares of such stock by paying or 
tendering to such holder the par value of the shares, and may for 
that purpose appropriate and use the net earnings of the corpora- 
interest to tion after paying the dividends on said preferred stock. 

cease— w en. Sect. 6. Upon sucli tender of the par value of the preferred 

stock the interest or earnings on the same shall cease, and all sums 
realized from the sale of preferred stock shall be apj)lied in payment 

wiMdin*'*u^^ »" of the indebtedness of the corporation. 

affaira. Sect. 7. In casc of the winding up of the affairs of said corpora- 

tion before all of said preferred stock shall have been bought in or 
have been otherwise retired under the provisions or this act, then 
the assets of the corporation remaining after the payment of its 
liabilities shall be divided jjro rata to the holders of the preferred 
stock to an amount not exceeding the par value of the shares, and 
the surplus of said assets shall be divided j:?ro rata among the 

Takes effect- other stockholders. 

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 

In force— of two thirds of Said stock shall be obtained. 

Sect. 9. This act shall be in force from it passage. 
[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 253, 254. • 197 



CHAPTER 253. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
CERTAIN PERSONS BY THE NAME OF THE PROPRIETORS OF THE SOCIAL 
LIBRARY IN HOLLIS," APPROVED JUNE 12, 1799. 

Sect. I Sect. 

1. Time of annual meeting changed. I 2. Talces effect — when. 

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

Sect. 1. That the words "second Monday of Noyember" in said Time of annual 
act be stricken out, and the words first Monday of March be in- chmiged. 
serted instead thereof, so that the annual meeting of said corpora- 
tion shall be held on the first Monday of March instead of the 
second Monday of November. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^akes eflect- 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 254 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GAZAILLE TRANSMITTER COMPANY. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. By-laws and oflBcers. 



Sect. 

4. Business office; property. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect — when. 



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

Sect. 1. That Otis Barton, Charles E. Balch, Walter M. Par- corporation 
ker, Noah S. Clark, and .John H. Andrews, their associates, succes- '^on*'"'^'^^*^- 
sors, and assigns, are hereby made a body corporate by the name 
of The Gazaille Transmitter Company, for the purpose of operat- 
ing the patent known as " The Gazaille Pneumatic Cash Trans- 
mitter," with the power to construct, maintain, and operate said 
patent, with all the rights, power, and privileges, and subject to 
the liabilities, of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not be less capital stock, 
than five thousand dollars, nor exceed the sum of five hundred 
thousand dollars, and divided into shares of fifty dollars each. 

Sect. 3. The corporation shall have the right to make by-laws By-laws and 
for its government, choose ofiicers, and do all other things neces- o^^ers. 
sary for the management of its affairs not inconsistent with the 
constitution and laws of this state. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have its main ofiice in Manches- Business office; 
ter in this state, and shall have power to purchase and hold per- property, 
sonal property, real estate, or other patents, and may sell, convey, 
and dispose of the same at pleasure. 
14 



198 



Chapters 264, 255. 



[1883, 



First meeting. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 5. Either of the j)ersons named in this act may call the 
first meeting of said corporation by giving in Avriting at least three 
days' previous notice to each of the persons named herein, at which 
meeting or at an adjournment thereof all necessary officers may be 
chosen, by-laws for the regulation and government of said corpora- 
tion may be established, and any other business transacted as may 
be necessary to carry into effect the purposes of said corporation. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 255. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FRANKLIN HORSE RAILROAD. 



Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted ; may construct 

narrow gauge railway; location and ter- 
mini. 

2. Laying; out. 

3. Tolls, etc. 

4. Motive power and rate of speed. 

5. Repairs of streets, and damages. 
6 Penalty for obstructing. 

7. Capital stock. 



Sect. 

8. Directors. 

9. Real estate. 

10. Provision for crossing real estate not in 

highway. 

11. Grade. 

12. Power of town over highways not affected. 

13. By-laws. 

14. First meeting. 

15. Subject to repeal; takes effect— when. 



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



Corporation 
constituted : 
may construct 
narrow gauge 
railway; loca- 
tion aud ter- 
mini. 



Laying out. 



, Sect. 1. That Warren F. Daniell, William A. Russell, Alvah 
W. Sulloway, Alonzo N. Burbank, Byron B. Tobie, and Daniel 
Barnard, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made 
a body corporate and politic by the name of The Franklin Horse 
Railroad, with power to construct, maintain, and use a narrow 
gauge railroad, with convenient single or double track, from the 
freight depot or any point on Depot street, so-called, or Main street, 
in Franklin, over, along, and upon such of the highways in said 
Franklin as may be necessary for the public accommodation, to the 
mill of the Franklin Falls Pulp Company in said Franklin, with 
branches and side tracks to other parts of the town. 

Sect. 2. Said railroad shall be laid out by the selectmen of said 
Franklin in the like manner as highways are laid out, and said 
selectmen shall give notice to all the land-owners abutting on the 
streets or highways through which such proposed railroad shall 
pass, of the time and place of hearing in reference to such laying 
out, by publication in such of the newspapers printed in said 
Franklin as they shall direct, fifteen days at least before said hear- 
ing, and they shall determine the distance at which the track shall 
be laid from the sidewalks. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the power to fix, from time 
to time, such rates of compensation for transporting persons and 
property on said railroad as they deem reasonable, and shall be 



1883.] Chapter 255. 199 

subject to the dnti(>s and liabilities, and possess all the rights and 
privileges, by law incident to railroad 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, excluding steam power, as may be authorized by the speed! 
selectmen, 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 portion of Repairs of 
the streets or highways as are occupied by their tracks, and shall damagesT*^ 
be liable to pay for an}'' loss or damage arising by reason of the 
negligence, carelessness, or misconduct of their agents or servants ; 
and in case any recovery is had against said Franklin for defect or 
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 Penalty for 
corporation in the use of said railroad, or the passage of any car- o^*^''"ctiDg. 
riages thereon, or who shall aid, abet, or counsel the same, shall be 
punished by a fine not exceeding 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 hundred 
dollars. 

Sect. 7. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital stock. 
ten thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, and the same may be increased by a vote of the stockholders 
to a sum not exceeding fifteen thousand dollars. 

Sect. 8. The management of the affairs of the corporation shall Directors, 
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 directors 
shall elect a president, clerk, and treasurer, who shall give such 
bond as they may determine, and such other officers and agents as 
may be found necessary, and fix their duties and compensation. 

Sect. 9. Said corporation shall have power to hold such real Real estate. 
estate as may be necessary. 

Sect. 10. If it shall be necessary in the construction of said Provision for 
horse railroad to cross any real estate not included in the highways estate ifot^^ki 
in said town, said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered i^^giiway. 
to locate, build, and maintain a horse railroad of suitable width, 
not exceeding four rods, over such real estate, and the provisions 
of law as they now exist for laying out other railroads shall apply 
to the laying out of said horse railroad across and over such real 
estate as is not included in said highway. 

Sect. 11. Said railroad shall be constructed at such grade as Grade. 
may be determined by said selectmen ; 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. 12. Said town shall have the power to take up the streets Power of town 
through which the railroad may pass, for the same purposes and in not affected!^ 
the same manner they may now do, doing no unnecessary damage 
to the railroad. 



200 



Chapters 255, 256. 



[1883. 



By-laws. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal: takes 
effect— when. 



Sect. 13. Said corporation may make sucli 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. 11. Any three of the first five persons named as grantees 
may call the first meeting by publication, or by giving personal no- 
tice to the otlier 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 oj0&ce 
till the first annual meeting after said first meeting. 

Sect. 15. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require, and this 
act shall take efi^ect on its passage. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT BY WHICH THE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF STRAFFORD COUNTY 
MAY BK AUTHORIZED TO CONTRACT WITH THE CITY OF DOVER IN RELA- 
TION TO A COUNTY BUILDING. 

* 
Sect. I Sect. 

1. County may lease court-house of the city 2. Takes effect— when, 
of Dover. | 

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



County may 
lease court- 
house of the 
city of Dover. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The county convention of the county of Strafford is 
hereby authorized to empower and direct the commissioners of 
said county to accept a lease of the court-house to be built by the 
city of Dover, and thereupon to execute a release of all rights now 
possessed by said county in the building now known as the city 
hall and court-house in said city, and now used for county purposes: 
Provided, that any lot of land selected by the city of Dover for the 
purpose shall be approved, before its purchase, by the chief-justice 
of the supreme court (or one justice delegated by him) and the 
county commissioners, with a view to the convenience of the 
county. 

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

[Approved, September 14, 1883.] 



1883.] Chapters 257, 258. 201 



CHAPTER 257. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE JOHN G. FOSTER POST NO. 7, GRAND ARMY 
OF THE REPUBLIC, DEPARTMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Corporation constituted. 3. Takes effect— when ; subject to repeal. 

2. First meeting. I 

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

Sect. 1. That Richard B. Fairbanks, Frank E. Marsh, Chas. corporatioa 
W. Foster, Norman E. Cobb, Thos. F. Wells, Thos. Fallon, Kit- «<"i««t"ted. 
tredge J. Collins, James L. Burgess, Harlan P. Wardwell, and 
Augustus H. Johnson, their associates and successors, be and here- 
by are made a body politic and corporate by the name of John G. 
Foster Post Number Seven, Grand Army of the Republic, Depart- 
ment of New Hampshire, at Nashua in said state, for such moral, 
charitable, and benevolent purposes as said corporation may from 
time to time designate, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be 
vested with all powers and privileges and subject to all the liabili- 
ties of corporations of similar natuj-e, and may take and hold real 
and personal estate, by donation or otherwise, for the purpose of 
said corporation, to an amount not exceeding twenty thousand dol- 
lars, and the same may sell, use, and dispose of at pleasure ; and 
may make and establish such by-laws and regulations as may be 
necessary for the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The first two of the said grantees, or either of them, First meeting. 
may call the first meeting of this corporation at such time and 
place as they may deem expedient, and in such manner as they 
may think proper. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage ; and the legis- Takes effect- 
lature may at any time alter, amend, or repeal the same when- "o'^reyear.^^*"*^* 
ever in their opinion the public good requires it. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 258. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO AN ACT ENTITLED " THE FARMERS SAVINGS- 
BANK," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1883. 

Sect. i Sect. 

1. Title amended. 3. Exempt from payment of fee ; takes effect 

2. Name clianged. ' — when. 

Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Represe7itatives in Gien- 
eral Court convened : 

Sect. 1. The title of said act is hereby amended by inserting Title amended, 
before the words ^ The Fanners Savings-Bank " the following 
"words, viz., An act to incorporate. 



202 



Chapters 258, 259. 



[1883. 



Name changed. 



Exempt from 
payment of fee 
takes effect- 
when. 



Sect 2. The first section of said act is hereby amended by- 
striking out the words " Loan and Trust," and insert in place 
thereof tlie following words, viz.. The Farmers. 

Sect. 3. There shall be no fee paid to the state for this amend- 
ment ; and this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved September 14, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 259. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA, IN RELATION 
TO THE TENURE OF THE OFFICE OF THE MAYOR AND OTHER CITY OF- 
FICERS. 



Sect. 

1. Tenure of office. 

2. Political year begins— when. 

3. Salaries of mayor and clerk of board of 

education. 



Sect. 

4. Of assessors. 

5. Vacancies— how filled. 

6. Trustees of Greeley farm ; repealing clause ; 

takes effect— when. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court conve7ied : 



Tenure of 
office. 



Political year 
begins— when. 



Salaries of 
mayor and 
clerk of board 
of education. 



Sect. 1. All city officers now in office, chosen by the people, 
elected by the city councils, or appointed by the mayor and alder- 
men, shall hold their respective offices until the first day of Janu- 
ary, 1884, and until others are elected and qualified in their stead. 

Sect. 2. The persons respectively elected as mayor, aldermen, 
common couneilmen, board of education, board of assessors, board 
of overseers of the poor, and board of inspectors of the check-lists, 
at the next city election, shall be duly notified by the city clerk, 
and shall meet in convention for the purpose of taking the oath of 
office on the first day of January, 1884, at 10 o'clock in the fore- 
noon ; and the persons elected to said offices at the annual city 
elections thereafter held shall be notified, and shall meet in like 
manner and for like purpose on the first day of January in every 
year thereafter, at 10 o'clock in the forenoon, except when the first 
day of January shall occur on Sunday, in which case they shall so 
meet on the second day of January ; and when so met in conven- 
tion they shall elect a city clerk and other officers now required by 
law to be chosen by the city councils, and such officers thus elected 
shall hold their offices for one year, and until others are elected 
and qualified in their stead; and the mayor and aldermen shall 
thereupon jDroceed to appoint such officers as are now required by 
law to be appointed by them, who shall hold their offices for one 
year, and until others are appointed and qualified in their stead. 

Sect. 3. The mayor shall be a member and chairman, ex-offi,cio, 
of all joint standing committees of the city councils, and of the 
committee on highways and bridges, and shall after the first day of 
January next receive in full for his services six hundred dollars per 
annum, in equal quarterly payments. The clerk of the board of 
education shall receive in full for his services one hundred dollars 
per annum, in equal quaterly payments, and no person shall be a 



1883.] Chapters 259, 260. 203 

member of the city councils and the board of education at the same 
time. 

Sect. 4. The chairman and clerk of the board of assessors shall ofassessors. 
each receive for his services iSOO per annum ; the other members 
of said board shall each receive for his services the sum of 1)225 per 
annum. 

Sect. 5. In case of a vacancy in the board of selectmen of any vacancies— 
ward in said city, the other members of said board shall imme- ^°'^^"^<^- 
diately fill such vacancy by the appointment of a legal voter in the 
ward ; and vacancies in the office of clerk or moderator in any 
ward shall in like manner be filled by the selectmen of such ward. 

Sect. 6. The Joseph Thornton Greeley farm, devised by said Trustees of 
Greeley to the city, shall hereafter be under the sole management ^'^^^'^^y ^'*'^'"* 
and control of a board of three trustees, of wliicli the mayor for the 
time being shall be, ex-officio, a member and chairman, and the other 
two members shall be chosen by tlie board of mayor and aldermen, 
one of whom shall hold his office from the first day of January 
next, the other until the first day of January, 1885 ; and at the ex- 
piration of their respective terms, and annually thereafter, there 
shall be chosen in like manner one member of said board, who shall 
hold his office for the term of two years, and until another is 
elected and qualified in his stead. No person other than the mayor 
shall be a trustee and a member of either of the city councils at 
the same time, and all money appropriated for the improvement of 
said farm shall be paid to said board of trustees, and be expended 
by their direction, and said trustees shall serve without pay. 

All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby ^^p^,^"^^^ 
repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage. efEect-when. 

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 26 0. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CONSTRUCTIOISr OF A UNION PASSENGER STA- 
TION IN THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER. 

Sect. j Sect. 

1. Union passenger station autliorized. 3. Land may be taken. 

2. Roads may be extended. I 4. Takes effect— when. 

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

Sect. 1. For the better accommodation and interchange of busi- Union passen- 
ness in the town of Rochester between tlie railroads of the Portland thorlzed?" ***' 
& Rochester Railroad, the Boston & Maine Railroad Company, 
lessees of the Dover & Winnipesaukee Railroad, the Eastern Rail- 
road Company, lessees of the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway 
Railroad, and the Worcester & Nashua Railroad Company, lessees 
of the Nashua & Rochester Railroad, their successors and assigns, 
are hereby authorized and empowered to locate, construct, and main- 
tain a union passenger depot and other necessary buildings for the 



204 



Chapters 260, 261. 



[1883. 



Roads may 
extended. 



Land may be 
taken. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



accommodation of passengers and merchandise passing to, from, and 
over said railroads in said town of Rochester. 

Sect. 2. Each of said corporations may locate, construct, main- 
tain, and operate extensions, branches, and sidings necessaiy to ac- 
commodate passengers and merchandise passing to, from, and over 
its railroad to and from either of the others. 

Sect. 3. An}'^ land or other property required for the purposes 
named in the two preceding sections may be taken, and the dam- 
ages assessed as provided in the General Laws of the state relating 
to land taken for depot purposes. 

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

[Approved September 15, 1883.] 



CHAPTER 261. 

AN ACT TO CONFIRM THE ORGANIZATION OF THE MATTHEWS STEAM 
SPRING PACKING COMPANY, AND REDUCE ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



Sect. 
1. Corporation and Organization confirmed. 



Sect. 

3. Capital stock. 

4. Takes effect — wiien. 



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



Corporation 
and organiza- 
tion confirmed. 



Capital stock. 



Takes effect- 
when. 



Sect. 1. The organization of the Matthews Steam Spring Pack- 
ing Company, of Nashua, New Hampshire, is hereby confirmed, 
and Edward B. Towne of said Nashua, and J. Martin Winslow,. 
Thomas E. Clary, and James F. White, of Norwood, and W. A. 
Simmons, of Boston, all of Massachusetts, and their associates, the 
present owners of the shares in said company otherwise called the 
Matthews Steam Spring Packing Company, and their successors, 
are hereby declared and constituted a corporation under the latter 
name, established at said Nashua. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have all the rights, powers, and 
privileges, and be subject to all the duties and liabilities, of a volun- 
tary corporation formed under the provisions of the one hundred 
and fifty-second chapter of the General Statutes, and all acts in 
amendment thereof or in addition thereto. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation is hereby reduced 
to seventy-five thousand dollars, divided into shares of the par 
value of ten dollars each, and may be paid in by the surrender and 
cancellation of seventy-five hundred of the shares of said company's 
present capital stock of the same par value. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect within six months from its 
passage, when owners of three fourths of all the shares of said 
company's present capital stock shall, by an instrument in ^vriting- 
to be filed with the secretary of state, signify their acceptance of 
this act, and their release and surrender for cancellation of one 
half of all their respective shares in said company. 

[Approved September 7, 1883.] 



STATE OF N^EW HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of Secretary of State, 

Concord, November 20, 1883. 

I hereby certify that the acts and resolves contained in this 
pamphlet have been compared with the originals in this office, 
and fomid to be correctly printed. 

A. B. THOMPSON, 

Secretary of State* 



INDEX. 



INDEX 



PUBLIC ACTS AND EESOLUTIONS, 

Passed June Session, 1883. 



Abatement of state and county taxes of the town of Charlestown 84 

Newton 58 

Hart's Location 90 

Adjutant-general's office, clerical expenses of 94 

Alderman, mayor and, to receive and hear petitions for drainage of land .... 85 

Alstead, pickerel in Warren pond in, protected 13 

American public libraiy, Stuttgart Germany, books presented to 95 

Andover, special town-meeting legalized 14 

Annual returns of births, marriages, and deaths 47 

railroad corporations 81 

to be made to insurance commissioner by certain parties 34 

Apportionment of public taxes of Rockingham county 64 

Straiford county 65 

Belknap county 65 

Carroll county 65 

Merrimack county 66 

Hillsborough county 66 

Cheshire county 67 

Sullivan county 67 

Grafton county 68 

Coos county 68 

Appropriation in favor of state prison chaplain 63 

indigent N. H. students in Dartmouth college.. . . 92 

N. 11. Veterans' Association 94 

adjutant-general's office 94 

state library 96 

repairing state-house 96 

Solon A. Carter and Isaac W. Hammond 97 

asylum for insane 98 

Charles H. Lund 99 

George W. Hunt 100 

highways in Errol 100, 1 11 

Henry F. Green and Frank T. Moffett 100 

N. H. College of Agriculture 101 

Endicott rock 102 

superintendent of public instruction 102 

clerks of senate and house 105 

engrossing clerk i 05 

fish commission 106 

Charles W. Weeks 107 

Ervin B. Tripp 107 

Abner Clark 108 



210 Index. [1883. 

Appropriation in favor of Silas Parker 108 

highway through White Mountain Notch 108 

highways in Randolph 109 

highways in Dixville and Millsfield 109 

Moosehillock Tunnel Stream road 1 10 

Franconia Notch road 110 

N. H. state prison Ill 

Thomas R. Henderson 112 

Edwin C. Bailey 112 

Contoocook Manufacturing Company 112 

newspaper reporters 113 

and extending the forestry commission 113 

sergeant-at-arms, doorkeepers, etc., of senate and 

house 114, 116 

N. H. Historical Society 114 

Ira A. Chase 115 

John Underhill 115 

A. P. Rein 115 

chaplain to the general court 115 

capitol policeman 114, 115 

janitor and his assistant 115 

newspaper publishers 116 

Articles of association of railroad corporations to be recorded in office of sec- 
retary of state • 71 

Assessment of taxes legalized of the town of Chatham for 1882 and 1883. ... 66 

Groton for 1879 and 1882 50, 59 

Asylum for insane, appropriation in favor of. 98 

Attaching creditor, failure of person having the equity of redemption to ac- 
count to, how relieved 19 

Attaching creditor, failure of mortgagee to account to, how relieved 19 

Attachment of personal property, fee for making 12 

Attorney-general to institute proceedings against railroad companies for 

non-compliance with law 79 

Attorney of another state may be admitted to practice in this state 22 

Bailey, Edwin C appropriation in favor of 112 

Bank commissioners, pay of 23 

Bark and wood, measurers of, to be chosen by each town 54 

Bickford, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 115 

Billiard-tables to be licensed 35 

Births, annual return of 47 

record of : what to contain 46 

Boarders may be entertained on Sunday 62 

Board of equalization to appraise and assess telephone companies 89 

Health, State, secretary of, to be registrar of vital statistics 45 

Bounty on crows repealed 13 

woodchucks to be paid by selectmen 57 

Bowling-alleys to be licensed 35 

Buildings, construction and inspection of 61 

Burial permits : by whom issued 46, 47 

to be returned to town-clerk 47 

Calendar of historic papers, provision for procuring 114 

Carter, Solon A., appropriation in favor of 97 

Chaplain to state-prison, salary of 63 

to the legislature, pay of. 116 

Charlestown, state and county taxes of, for 1884, abated 84 

Charters of savings-banks made perpetual 82 

Chatham, the town of, assessment of taxes of, legalized 66 

Cheney, Benjamin P., to present monument of Daniel Webster to the state. . 97 

Chesley, Henry H., of Newmarket, farm of, annexed to South Newmarket. . 83 

Children under ten years, penalty for abandonment of, by parents 38 

Cities and towns may appropriate money for celebrating the 4th of July, 1883 6 

may provide coasting places 45 

Clark, Abner, appropriation in favor of. 108 



1883.] Ikdex. 211 

Clarke, John B. , appropriation in favor of 115 

Clerks of committees to preserve papers, and return to clerks of their respec- 
tive houses ; 53 

Clerks of court to furnish copies of cases, etc., to state rej)orter . . . . '. 87 

to state librarian 88 

to record and attest county notes and orders 26 

Clerks of the senate and house, appropriations in favor of 105 

Clifford, Fred W., appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Coasting or sliding in the streets of cities and villages prohibited 45 

College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, state treasurer to cancel bond, 

and place amount thereof to credit of 55 

Commissioner to be appointed to take evidence in relation to drawing water 

from lakes 106 

Commitment in default of payment of fines and costs by justices of the peace 

limited 62 

Congressmen requested to favor postal telegraph 101 

to oppose subsidies to railroads 104 

Constitutional convention, people to vote on expediency of calling 95 

Contoocook Manufacturing Co., resolution in favor of 112 

Cobs county probate court, time of holding, changed 63 

Costs may be allowed in preliminary proceedings 12 

Corporations and associations, certain, to make annual returns to insurance 

commissioner 34 

County commissioners, compensation of, in school-district hearings 82 

to hear petitions of parties aggrieved by the laying out 

of drains 86 

to reimburse towns for support of paupers 90 

to sign county notes and orders to borrow money. ... 26 

County notes, by whom signed, recorded, and attested 26 

Criminals, the detection of, photographs may be used in 7 

Crows, bounty on, repealed 13 

Damages caused by defective highways, proceedings to recover, when more 

than one town is liable , 32 

Damages, court may determine after judgment each town's proportion 33 

Dartmouth college, appropriation to pay tuition of indigent students in 92 

Dealers in old metals may be licensed to deal in cotton waste, etc 50 

to keep a record of articles purchased of minors 50 

Deaths, annual return of 47 

record of, what to contain 46 

Deceased person not attended by physician in last sickness, certificate of death 

of — by whom made 46 

Dennett, Arthur F., appropriation in favor of 115 

Deputy sheriflT, limitation of time for receiving new business by, repealed 31 

Deserters, enlisted men to be dropped as — when 21 

Disinterments not to be made without permit 47 

Division of school-districts, persons interested in, may appeal to county com- 
missioners 82 

Divorce suits, jurisdiction of courts in, limited 11 

Dixville, appropriation for repairing roads in 109 

Dodge, James E., appropriation in favor of 115 

Dole, Charles A., appropriation in favor of 115 

Domestic fowl exempt from taxation 6 

Door-keepers of the house, appropriation in favor of 114 

senate, appropriation in favor of 114 

Dower, release of, to be recorded 22 

Drainage of land, proceedings to secure, through land of adjacent owners .... 85 

Dummer, the town of, doings of selectmen and collector of, legalized 52 

Dunbarton, the town of, taking trout within the limits of, prohibited 14 

Dunklee, Norris A., appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Embezzlement, the crime of, penalty for 33 

Emmons, Charles G., appropriation in favor of 115 

Endicott rock, appropriation in favor of 102 

Engrossing clerk, appropriation in favor of 105 



212 Index. [1883. 

Errol and Wentworth''s Location, appropriations for repairing highways in 

100, 103, 111 

Executive messenger, pay of 1 15 

Factories, construction and inspection of 61 

Farm of Henry H. Chesley severed from Newmarket and annexed to South 

Newmarket 83 

Fees for service and copy of writ of attachment in certain cases 12 

of sheriffs for attending law terms — how paid 15 

for license of theatrical exhibition 25 

for license to peddlers increased 41 

for travel of non-resident witnesses 43 

of physicians and town-clerks for making returns of births and deaths. . . 47 

of city- and town-clerks for recording, etc., births, etc ... 48 

of witnesses before auditors, etc 59 

Fellows, William B., appropriation in favor of 115 

Fire-districts, meetings of, may be called by justice of the peace — when 7, 8 

village, provisions of chapter 78, G. L., extended to 52 

Fish commission, appropriation in favor of 106 

protected in the town of Francestown 25 

Alstead 13 

Forage for horses allowed to militia officers 21 

Forestry commission extended 113 

Fourth of July, 1883, cities and towns may appropriate money for celebrating 

the 6 

Fowl, domestic, exempt from taxation 6 

Francestown, fish in the town of, protected 25 

Franconia town-meeting legalized 9 

Freights, unclaimed, grains included in, and may be sold 20 

General Laws, amended, chap. 107, relating to fire-districts 7 

sees. 1, 2, 3, and 4, chap. 119, relating to ped- 
dlers _. . .16, 41, 42 

sees. 5 and 6, chap. 162, relating to obstructing high- 
ways by railway trains 17 

sec. 10, chap. 288, relating to official visitors to state- 
prison 18 

sees. 9 and 18, chap. 224, relating to attachment 

and failure to account 19 

sec 3, chap. 218, relating to attorneys 22 

sees. 9 and 10, chap. 202, relating to waiver of will 

and release of dower 22 

sees. 4, 5, and 10, chap. 89, relating to the exam- 
ination of teachers 24 

sees. 3, 5, 6, and 7, chap. 110, relating to shows, 

billiard -tables, and bowling-alleys 25, 35 

sec. 8, chap. 275, relating to the punishment of em- 
bezzlement 33 

sec. 9, chap. Ill, relating to nuisances 35 

sec. 25, chap. 269, relating to town lock-ups 39 

sec. 2, chap. 194, relating to the custody of wills.. .. 40 

sec. 6, chap. 141, relating to mills and their repair. . 41 

sec. 11, chap. 89, relating to text-books in schools.. 44 
chap. 189, relating to duties of judges of probate in 

case of sickness 48 

sec. 3, chajj. 203, relating to the distribution of es- 
tates 48 

sees. 1 and 3, chap. 120, relating to dealers in old 

metals 50 

sec. 14, chap. 78, relating to sidewalks and sewers. . 62 
sec. 12, chap. 290, relating to the fees of witnesses. . 59 
chap. 55, relating to the time of delivering blank in- 
ventories 60 

sees. 3 and 10, chap. 273, relating to repairing mills, 

etc., on Sunday 60 



1883.] Index. 213 

General Laws, amended, chaps. 43 and 86, relating to school-districts 82 

sec. o, chap. 163, relating to passengers, freight, 

etc., on railroads 83 

sec. 9, chap. 40, relating to duties of town officers. . 89 

chap. 83, relating to the support of paupers. ... 90 

sec. 4, chap. 179, relating to catching lake trout ... 91 

repealed, chap. (54, relating to taxation of legacies 33 

sec. 11, chap. 216, relating to vacancies in the office 

of sheriff 31 

sec. 1, chap. 219, relating to appointment of state 

reporter 88 

Geology, State, governor and council to distribute fifty copies 104 

presented to American public library, Stuttgart, Gei-many — 95 

to Miss Charlotte Stark 96 

Governor and council to distribute fifty copies of Geology 104 

to appoint a commissioner to take evidence in regard 

to drawing waters from lakes 106 

Grasshoppers, bounty for destruction of 93 

Green, Henry F. appropriation in favor of 100 

Greeley, Arthur P., appropriation in favor of 115 

Groton, the town of, assessment of tax, 1879, legalized 50 

assessment of tax, 1882, legalized 59 

Hamblett, Charles J., appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Hammond, Isaac W., appropriation in favor of 97 

Hart's Location, the town of, state and county taxes, 1884, abated 90 

Hayes, Lyman F., appropriation in favor of. 115 

Heirs collateral include brothers' and sisters' grandchildren 48, 49 

Henderson, Thomas R., appropriation in favor of 112 

Highways, appropriations in favor of Errol and Wentworth's Location.. .100, 111 

White Mountain Notch 108 

Randolph 109 

Dixville and Millsfield 109 

Franconia Notch in Lincoln 110 

Highways, towns bound to contribute to support of, liable for damages caused 

by defects in 32 

Hillsborough county, time of holding trial terms of supreme court in, changed 16 

Hitchcock's Geology, governor and council to distribute fifty copies of 104 

Geological Report to be presented to the town of Wilton 106 

American public library, 

Stuttgart, Germany 95 

Miss Charlotte Stark 96 

Home, Charles M. , appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Hotel Ponemah, exempt from taxation 7 

Hotels, construction and inspection of 61 

House of Representatives, vacancy in, how to be filled > 54 

Houses of public worship exempted from taxation 58 

Hunt, George W., appropriation in favor of 100^ 

Inspectors of buildings, who are 61 

Insurance commissioner, annual returns to be made by certain societies to... . 34 

Interments and disinterments not to be made without permit 47 

Inventory blanks, time of delivering by assessors and selectmen 60 

Janitor and asssistant paid for extra labor 115 

Judge of probate may be called upon by justices of supreme court to perform 

the duties of another 48 

Judges and registers of probate, salaries of, equalized 43 

Justices of the supreme court not to be visitors of the state-prison 18 

Lafayette Artillery Company authorized to retain arms and equipments 29 

Lakes and ponds, commissioner to be appointed to take evidence concerning 

the drawing of water from 106 

Lake trout may be taken in the month of April 92 

15 



214 Index. [1883. 

Lancaster, action of the town exempting hotel from taxation ratified 10 

Lands ceded to the United States 5 

exempt trom taxation 6 

Lane, Charles T., appropriation in favor of 115 

Lawyers to furnish copies of arguments and briefs to state librarian 88 

Legacies, taxation of, repealed 33 

tax on, to be refunded by state treasurer 51 

License, fee for, of theatrical exhibition 25 

peddlers increased 41 

to whom to be granted 43 

what persons exempted from procuring 42 

Lincoln, tJie town of, appropriation for repairing road in 110 

Lisbon, town-meeting, 1883, legalized 9 

Loan, state treasurer authorized to negotiate a temporary 37 

Lock-ups, selectmen to provide, on petition of thirty voters 39 

Locusts, bounty for destruction of 93 

Low lands and swamps may be drained through land of adjacent owner 85 

Lund, Charles H., appropriation in favor of 99 

Marriages, annual return of 47 

persons authorized to solemnize, to make report thereof to town- 

clcrk 46 

record of : what to contain 46 

Mayor and aldermen to receive and hear petitions for drainage of land 85 

Measurers of wood and bark to be chosen by each town 54 

Meeting-houses exempted from taxation 58 

Milford, the town of, may exempt the Hotel Ponemah from taxation 7 

Milk, the sale of, regulated 27-29 

Mills, concerning repairs of, when owned jointly or in common 41 

may be repaired on Sunday when necessary 60 

Millsfield, appropriation for repairing roads in 109 

MofFett, Frank T., appropriation in favor of 100 

Monument of Daniel Webster to be set up in the state-house yard 97 

Moore, J. C . , appropriation in favor of ] 1 6 

Moore, Oi-ren C, appropriation in favor of 116 

Moosehillock Tunnel Stream road, appropriation in favor of 110 

Mortgagee, failure of, to account to attaching creditor : how relieved 19 

Names changed 116 

N. H. National guard, tenure of office in 21 

absence without leave forbidden 21 

applications for leave of absence 24 

officers to report return from leave 21 

sergeant-majors to attend meetings for instruction .... 21 
enlisted men absent from drills to be dropped as de- 
serters 21 

officers allowed forage for horses 21 

N. H. Veterans' Association, appropriation in favor of 94 

College of Agriculture, appropriation in favor of 101 

Historical Society, appropriation in favor of 114 

Newspapers for members of the legislature, paid for 116 

Newton, the town of, state and county taxes abated and remitted 58 

Notice, manner and time of, in legal proceedings — 15 

Nuisance, penalty for causing 35 

Nye, Henry, appropriation in favor of 115 

Obstruction of highways by railways forbidden 17 

Orford, the town of, may exempt hotel property from taxation 13 

Orphanage and Home for Old Ladies at Manchester exempted from taxation, 37 

Pages of the house of representatives, appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Papers, historic, provision for procuring calendar of 114 

legislative, to be preserved 53 

Parker, Silas, seat of, in house of representatives contested 101 

appropriation in favor of 108 



1883.] Index. 215 

Paupers, county, towns may raise money for the support of 90 

forbidden to be brou<>ht into this state from Vermont 11 

settlement of, must have been stained since 1870 63 

Pearson & Pattee, appropriation in favor of 116 

Peddlers with disability license not to act as agents 16 

fee for license to, increased -±1 

to be licensed only in the county where they reside 43 

license, what persons exempted from procuring ■42 

Person entitled to redeem, fsiilure of. to account to attaching creditor : how 

relieved 19 

Photographs of criminals may be used for their identification 7 

Physicians, etc., attending in last sickness to report death to undertaker. ... 46 

to report births to town-clerks 46 

Physiology and hygiene to be taught in school, with reference to the effect of 

alcoholic stimulants 24 

Pickerel in Warren pond in Alstead protected 13 

Pistols, toy, sale of, prohibited 9 

Police court of the town of Wolfeborough abolished 37 

commitment to jail in defaidt of payment of fine and costs by, 

limited 62 

Policeman, capitol, appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Poll-tax, who exempt from the payment of 8 

Pool-tables to be licensed 35 

Portraits, thanks for 102 

Postal telegraph, resolution in favor of . . . . 101 

Prison, state, salary of chaplain to 63 

Probate registers to keep dockets and indexes 22 

court, Coos county, time of holding, changed ; 63 

Process may be sei-ved by attested copy 15 

Proctor house property exempt from taxation 14 

Provincial papers presented to American public library, Stuttgart, Germany. . 95 

the town of ^lilton 106 

Public taxes, apportionment of 64 

Railroad commissioners, petition of railroad proprietors to take land on which 

bushes, etc., grow, may be referred to 55 

hearing and report thereon 56 

appointment, tenure of office, and salary of 78 

powers and duties of 79 

corporations forbidden to obstruct highways 17 

mode of forming 70 

contracts, leases, and vinion of. 74 

punishment of, for discriminating as to fares and freights 83 

trains, penalty for stopping or hindering 18 

Railroads, congressmen requested to oppose subsides to 104 

locations of, to be recorded by secretary of state 73 

proprietors of, may remove bushes and like obstructions 55 

Rand, James E., appropriation in favor of. 115 

Randolph, the town of, appropriation for repairing roads in 109 

Records in the office of secretary of state to be indexed 56 

Registers and judges of probate, salaries of, equalized 43 

Registers of probate to keep dockets and indexes 28 

Registrar of vital statistics, secretary of State Board of Health to be 45 

to publish and distribute reports of births, etc... . 47 

Registration of births, marriages, and deaths 45 

Rein, A. P., appropriation in favor of 115 

Release of dower to be recorded 22 

Report, annual, of secretary of State Board of Health, number and distribu- 
tion of 31 

of railroad commissioners 81 

Reporter, state, to be appointed by supreme court 88 

Representative to the general court to be elected to fill vacancy ... 54 

Republican Press Association, appropriation in favor of 116 

Returns, annual, of railroad corporations 84 

to be made to insurance commissioner by certain associations 34 



n 



216 Index. [1883. 

Returns, annual, of births, marriages, and deaths 47 

Rocky Mountain locusts, bounty for destruction of 93 

Salaries of judges and registers of probate equalized 43 

Salary of state prison chaplain 63 

Savings-banks, charters of, made perpetual 82 

School-books may be supplied by towns or districts 30. 

School day, week, and month — v/hat constitutes each 20 

School-districts, parties interested in uniting or dividing, have an appeal to 

county commissioners 82 

Secretary of State Board of Health to be registrar of vital statistics 45 

to furnish blanks, etc., for registering 

births, etc - 46 

Secretary of state, legislative papers to be deposited with 53 

to prepare questions on calling a constitutional convention 95 

to have prepared an index of the records in liis office. ... 56 

to record articles of association of railroad corporations. . 71 

to record locations of railroads 73 

Security Savings-Bank of Winchester, tax refunded to 98 

Selectmen to provide lock-ups on petition of thi7-ty voters 39 

to receive antl hear petitions for drainage of land 85 

Sergeant-at-arms of the house, appropriation in favor of 115 

of the senate, appropriation in favor of 114 

Session laws amended and repealed : 

chapter 79, 1881, relating to bounty on crows 13 

section 1, chapter 80, 1881, relating to unclaimed freight 20 

chapter 25, 1879, relating to billiard-tables, etc 36 

section 1, chapter 70, relating to service of legal process in cer- 
tain cases 91 

Settlement of certain titles may be by bill in equity 29 

of paupers must have been gained since 1870 53 

Shaw, Natt. G., appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Sheriffs' fees for attending law terms — how paid 15 

Silsby & Son, appropriation in favor of 115 

Skillings, David N., tax on gore of land referred to trustees of 99 

Sleeping-car companies made common carriers 26 

occupants of lower berth in, may have upper berth opened 26 

Sliding or coasting in the streets of cities and villages forbidden 45 

Smith, Charles P., appropriation in favor of 115 

Soldier or sailor with total disability exempt from poll-tax 8 

Stark, Miss Charlotte, presented with Geology 96 

State Board of Health, report of secretary of 31 

State-house, repairing, provided for 96 

yard, auction sales forbidden in and around the 10 

State prison, appropriation in favor of. Ill 

chaplain's salary 63 

deficiency in income of, provided for 38 

justices of the supreme court not to be visitors of the 18 

library, appropriation in favor of Ill 

State library, appropriations in favor of 96 

tax for two years provided for 40 

treasurer authorized to negotiate a temporary loan 37 

to pay bounties on grasshoppers, etc 93 

woodchucks. 56 

to notify telephone companies of the amount of their tax 88 

to refund tax to Security Savings-Bank of Winchester 98 

Stokes, John K., appropriation in favor of 115 

Sub-registrars may issue burial permits 47 

Subsidies to railroads, congressmen requested to oppose 104 

Suits for divorce, jurisdiction of courts in, limited 11 

Sunday, places of business to be closed on 62 

boarders may be entertained and necessaries of life sold on. ...... . 62 

Superintendent of public instruction to organize and hold teachers' institutes 49 

appropriation for clerical expenses of. . . 102 

Supreme court, clerks of, to record and attest county notes i 26 



1883.] Index. 217 

Supreme court, clerk of, to record and attest orders to commissioners to bor- 
row money 26 

any justice of, may request a judge of probate to perform 

the duties of another — when 48 

to receive and refer petitions concerning the laying out of 

drains of low lands and swamps 86 

to appoint a state i-eporter 88 

any justice of, may hear parties proposing to establish railroad 

corporations and certify their compliance with law 71 

on petition may refer question of public exigency for new 

railroad to commissioners or referees 72 

expenses of the law terms — how paid 15 

time of holding trial terms of, in Hillsborough county, 

changed 16 

justices of, not to be visitors of the state prison 18 

Surry town-meeting of 1882 legalized 30 

Swamps and low lands may be drained tiirough lands of adjacent owners .... 85 

Tappan, Frank JVL, appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Tax on legacies to be refunded 51 

state, for two years pi'ovided for 40 

Taxation, exempted from, Orphanage and Home for Old Ladies at Manches- 
ter 37 

houses of public worship 55 

of telephone companies 89 

Taxes, state and county, abated, of the town of Newton 58 

Charlestown 84 

Hart's Location 90 

refunded on gore of land in Coos county 49 

to Security Savings-Bank of Winchester 98 

Teachers in district-schools, time of 20 

to be examined with reference to the effects of alcoholic stimulants 24 

in other branches 24 

institutes, one to be held in each county annually 49 

Telephone companies, appraisal and assessment for taxation 89 

Tenement-houses, construction and inspection of . . . 61 

Text-books, may be supplied by towns or districts 30 

regulations concerning 20 

not to be changed oftener than once in five years 44 

Thanks for portraits, etc 103 

Theatrical exhibitions, fee for license of 25 

Tilden, Leonard E.. appropriation in favor of 114, 115 

Titles, settlement of certain, provided for 29 

Town-clei-k's record privia facie evidence in judicial proceedings 47 

Town-clerk to make certificate of death — when 46 

may appoint sub-registrars 47 

to make annual returns of births, marriages, etc., to state regis- 
trar 47 

Town-meetings legalized, of Lisbon 9 

Franconia 9 

Lancaster 10 

Andover 14 

Surry 30 

Town treasurers to make monthly reports when required by towns 89 

Towns may raise money for support of county paupers 96 

and cities may appropriate money for celebrating the 4th of July, 1883 6 

provide coasting places 43 

Toy firearms, sale of, prohibited 9 

Treasurer, state, authorized to negotiate a temporary loan 37 

to notify telephone companies of the amount of their tax. .. 89 

to pay bounties on woodchucks 56 

grasshoppers 93 

to refund tax on Security Savings-Bank of Winchester. ... 98 

Treasurers of towns to make monthly reports when required by vote of towns 89 

Tripp, Ervin B., appropriation in favor of 107 



218 Index. [1883. 

Trout, taking of, within the town of Dunbarton prohibited 14 

lake, may be taken with hooks in April 92 

Trustee, non-resident, may be charged upon deposition of agent 81 

Unclaimed freight, grains included in, and may be sold 20 

Undertakers to add date and place of burial to physician's certificate of death, 

and forward it to town-clerk 46 

• United States, certain lands ceded to the 5 

Vacancies in representation to the general court, how to be filled 54 

Vermont, paupers forbidden to be brought into this state from 11 

Village precincts and fire-districts, provisions of chapter 78, General Laws, 

extended to 52 

Visitors of the state prison, justices of the supreme court not to be 18 

Vital statistics, secretary of State Board of Health to be registrar of 45 

Waiver of will to be recorded 22 

Warren pond in Alstead, pickerel in, protected 13 

Webster, Daniel, grant of land for site of monument to 97 

Weeks, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 107 

Wentworth's Location, appropriation for repairing highways in 103 

White Mountain Notch, appropriation for roads through 108 

Wills may be deposited by testators in registry of probate 39 

waiver of, to be recorded 22 

to be enwrapped, endorsed, and not opened 39 

to whom to be delivered 39 

if not called for by the proper person, how to be disposed of ... 40 

made out of state, may be proved in this state 84 

Wilton, the town of, books presented to 106 

Witnesses, non-resident, fees for travel of, to the line of the state may be 

taxed by the prevailing party 43 

Witnesses, fees of, before auditors, etc 59 

Wood and bark, measurers of, to be chosen by each town 54 

Woodchucks, ten cents bounty authorized on 57 

Wolfeborough, the town of, police court of, abolished 37 



INDEX 

— TO — 

PRIVATE ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS, 

[Passed June Session, 1883. 



Academy, Phillips Exeter, the trustees of, may hold property 121 

Antrim, incorporated 143 

Ammonoosuc Aqueduct Company incorporated 133 

Ancient Order of Hibernians, Division No. 2, incorporated 131 

Walpole Lodge of, incorporated .... 132 

Antrim Academy incorporated 143 

Aqueduct Company, the Pittsfield, charter amended 128 

the Annnonoosuc, incorporated 133 

Laconia & Lake Village 182 

Ashuelot Mutual Fire Insurance Company, charter extended 140 

B. W. Hoyt Company incorporated 191 

Boston Chair-Seating Company, name changed 121 

Concord & Montreal Railroad authorized to build a branch 187 

Buswell, Walter S., the farm of, in Columbia, annexed to Colebrook for 
school purposes 126 

Butler, William W., the farms of, in Pelham, changed to another school- 
district 130 

Chichester and Loudon Union school-district established 143 

City Savings-Bank, the charter of, extended 127 

Commissioners. Straflford county, to lease court-house of the city of Dover. . 200 

Concord Axle Company incorporated 165 

Contoocook Valley Savings-Bank incorporated 185 

Cobs county commissioners to procure copies of records of deeds in Grafton 

registry 142 

Coos Valley Branch Railroad 187 

Court-house for Strafford county, the city of Dover may provide 125, 200 

Cygnet Boat Club incorporated 152 

Dartmouth college, the trustees of, may accept gifts, etc 126 

Deering, the town of, may appropriate money for reservoirs 178 

Dover, the city of, authorized to raise money for county court-house 125 

charter amended 189 

the public library of, established 1 35 

& Barrington Railroad incorporated 167 

Home for Aged Women, The, incorporated 147 



220 I:^DEX. [1883. 

Eastman Association incorporated 148 

Eaton & Ayer Company incorporated 153 

Elliot Bridge Company of N. H. and Maine nnited 148 

Exeter Armory Association incorporated 123 

Farms severed and annexed for school jiurposes, in Columbia and Colebrook 126 

in LandafF and Lisbon 127 

in RoUinsford and Dover. . 128 

in Lyme 129 

in Moultonborough 129 

in Gilmanton and Loudon. 130 

in Pelham 130 

in Nottingham and Barring- 
ton 131 

in Bethlehem and Franco- 

nia 139 

in Webster and Hopkinton 189 

in Mont Vernon 174 

in Bath 175 

in Tuftonborough and Ossi- 

pee 179 

Farmers' Savings-Bank 169, 201 

Farmington & Rochester Railroad, time extended 166 

First Universalist Meeting-House in Nashua, the name of, changed 144 

Foster, John G., Post No. 7, G. A. R., incorporated 201 

Franklin, Harry O , the farm of, in Lyme changed to another school-district 129 
Horse Railroad incorporated 198 

Gage, George, the farm of, in RoUinsford annexed to Dover, for school pur- 
poses 128 

Gale, Amos, and others, the farms of, annexed to another school-district. . . . 175 

Gazaille Pneumatic Cash Transmitter, The, incorporated 197 

Glazier, Van B., the farm of, in Landaff annexed to school-district in Lis- 
bon 127 

Glidden, Isaac B., the farm of, in Moultonborough annexed to another 

school-district 129 

Goffstown, the town of, compensation of the boai'd of education of 159 

may appropriate money for reservoirs 178 

Granite State Mutual Aid Association incorporated 154 

Henniker, the town of, authorized to contract with academy for school pur- 
poses 125 

Hillsborough Savings-Bank, the charter of, amended 180 

Huntoon, J. and C, the farms of, in Bethlehem, annexed to school-district in 
Franconia 139 

John (t. Foster Post, G. A. R., No. 7, incorporated 201 

Keene Guaranty Savings-Bank incorporated 145 

the city of, the charter of, amended 155, 187 

Keyes, O. W"., Post, G. A. R., incorporated 163 

Lancaster Savings-Bank 173 

& Kilkenny Railroad extended .... 184 

Laconia & Lake Village Horse Railroad charter reenacted, etc 122 

Water-Works incorporated 182 

Lake Shore Railroad incorporated 156 

Lisbon Hotel Company incorporated 123 

Loan & Trust Savings-Bank incorporated 169 

Loudon, Chichester and, Union school-district established 143 

Manchester, the city of, salary of mayor of 163 

& Keene Railroad, the charter of, amended 188 

Masonic Orphans' Home incorporated 137 



1883.] Index. 221 

Matthews Steam Spring Packing Company, organization of, confirmed 204 

Merrill, George W. and BelaT., the farms of, in Loudon changed to another 

school-district ^30 

Mohawk Improvement Company incorporated 150 

Monadnock Fire Insurance Company incorporated 157 

Monroe Boom Company incorporated 141 

Mont Vernon Railroad incorporated 193 

Nashua Iron & Steel Company, the charter of, amended 164 

& Rochester Railroad authorized to unite with the Worcester & 

Nashua Railroad 181 

the city of, charter of, amended 202 

Newcastle, the town wharf in, extended 162 

N. H. Odd Fellows' AVidows and Orphans' Home, The, incorporated 149 

Unitarian Society Incorporated 184 

Life Insurance Company Incorporated 192 

North Conway & Mount Kearsaage Railroad incorporated 136 

Noyes, John, the farm of, annexed to another school-district 175 



O. W. Keyes Post, G. A. R., No. 35, incorporated. 



163 



Passenger station In Rochester, railroads to unite in building 203 

Pemigewasset Valley Railroad, the time for the completion of, extended . 132 

Pennlchuck Water-Works, the charter of, amended _ _. • 179 

Perkins, John, the farm of, in Webster, annexed to school-district in Hopkln- 

ton 139 

Phillips Exeter Academy, trustees of, may hold property 121 

PIttsfield Aqueduct Company charter amended 128 

Pontoocook Railroad Incorjjorated 175 

Post, O. W. Keyes, G. A. R., No. 35, incorporated 163 

John G. Foster, G. A. R., No. 7, incorporated 201 

Portsmouth & KIttery Steam Ferry Company Incorporated 177 

Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad extended 162 

Railroad, the Pemigewasset Valley, time for completing, extended 132 

Splcket River, time for completing, extended 133 

North Conway & Mt. Kearsarge, Incorporated 136 

Lake Shore, incorporated 155 

Upper Cobs, incorporated 160 

Windsor & Forest Line, time extended 161 

Profile & Franconia Notch, time extended 162 

Farmington & Rochester, time extended 166 

Dover & Barrington, incorporated 167 

Tilton & Belmont, Incorporated 171 

Pontoocook, incorporated 175 

Lancaster & Kilkenney, extended 184 

Boston. Concord & Montreal, to build a branch 187 

Coos Valley Branch 187 

Manchester & Keene, charter amended 188 

Mont Vernon, Incorporated 193 

Franklin Horse, incorporated 198 

Laconia & Lake Village Horse 122 

Raw-Hide Manufacturing Company • • • 121 

Rochester, the town of, school-district No. 8 in, authorized to hire money. . . 122 

union passenger station to be built in 203 

Reservoirs, certain towns authorized to aid In the construction of. 178 

Sanborn Seminary Incorporated 158 

Savlngs-Bank, Lancaster J 24 

of the County of Coos, name changed, and charter made per- 
petual 124 

The Keene Guaranty, Incorporated 145 

Farmers' 169, 201 

Loan & Trust, Incorporated 169, 202 



222 Index. [1883. 

Savings-Bank, Hillsborough, the charter of, amended 150 

Contoocook Valley, incoi-porated 185 

Sawyer, George W., the farm of, in Tuftonborough annexed to school-dis- 
trict in Ossipee 179 

School-district No. 8 in Rochester authorized to hire money 122 

Small, Orrin W., the farm of, in Nottingham annexed to school-district in 

Barrington 131 

Social Library of Hollis, charter amended 197 

Spicket River Railroad, the time for completing, extended 133 

Strafford county commissioners to lease court-house of the city of Dover. . . . 200 

city of Dover may build a court-house for 125 

Station, union passenger, in Rochester to be built 203 

Tahanto Manufacturing Company incorporated 194 

Temple, Caleb C, the farm of. in LandafF, annexed to school-district in Lis- 
bon 127 

Tilton & Belmont Railroad incorporated 171 

Trustees of the Union Chapel Fund in North Hampton incorporated 176 

Union Chapel Fund, Trustees of the, in North Hampton incorporated . . 176 

Manufacturing Company charter amended 195 

Upper Coos Railroad incorporated 160 

Wallace, Milton W., and others, the farms of, annexed to another school-dis- 
trict 174 

Walpole lodge Ancient Order of Hibernians incorporated 132 

Weare, the town of, may appropriate money for reservoirs 178 

Wharf, the town, in Newcastle extended 162 

Windsor & Forest Line Railroad, time extended 161 

Wilson, Amos, the farm of, annexed to another school-district 175 

Williams, J. M., the farm of, annexed to another school-district 175 

Woodard, Myron S., the farm of, annexed to another school-district 195 

Worcester & Nashua Railroad authorized to unite with Nashua & Rochester 
Railroad 181 



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