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LA^WS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1891. 



Legislature Convened January 7, Adjourned April II, 1891. 



WITH AN APPENDIX, 



CONTAINING THE 



LAWS PASSED AT A SPECIAL SESSION, DECEMBER, 1890. 




MANCHESTER, N. H. : 

JOHN B. CLARKE, PUBLIC PRINTER 
T 89 I. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



HIRAM A. TUTTLE, Governor. 
EZRA S. STEARNS, Secretary of State. 
CLARENCE B. RANDLETT , Deimty Secretary of State. 
SOLON A. CARTER, State Treasurer. 

, Deputy State Treasurer. 

JOHN B. CLARKE, Public Printer to June, 1891. 

IRA C. EVANS, Public Printer June, 1891-93. 

JOHN McLANE, President of the Senate. 

ERANK G. CLARKE, Speaker of the House. 

CHARLES J. HAMBLETt, Clerk of the Senate. 

STEPHEN S. JEWETT, Clerk of the House. 

AUGUSTUS D. AYLING, Adjutant- General. 

GEORGE W. COLBATH, Warden of State Prison. 

JOHN C, LINEHAN, Insurance Commissioner. 

WILLIAM A. HEARD, JAMES 0. LYFORD, ALPHEUS 

W. BAKER, Bank Commissioners. 
HENRY M. PUTNEY, BENJAMIN F. PRESCOTT, 

, Railroad Commissioners. 

JAMES W. PATTERSON, Superintemlent of Public Instruction. 
CHARLES A. DOLE, Secretary Board of Equalization. 
NAHUM J. BACHELDER, Secretary Board of Agriculture. 
IRVING A. WATSON, Secretary Board of Health. 
ARTHUR R. KIMBALL, Librarian. 



SUPREME COURT. 



V Associate Justices. 



CHARLES DOE, Chief Justice 

WILLIAM H. II. ALLEN, ^ 

ISAAC W. SMITH, 

LEWIS W. CLARK, 

ISAAC N. BLODGETT, 

ALONZO P. CARPENTER, 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, 

DANIEL BARNAIID, Attorney- General. 

WILLIAM S. LADD, Law Peporter. 



L A^VS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1891 



CHAPTER 1. 



AN ACT TO ALLOW CITIES AND TOWNS TO BEAR A PART OF THE EX- 
PENSE OF ARMORIES FOR MILITARY ORGANIZATIONS STATIONED 
THEREIN. 



Section | Section 

1. Towns authorized to raise money to 2. Takes effect, 

maintain armories. I 

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

Section 1. Any city or town in this state in which any com- Towns au- 
pany of infantry, battery of artillery, squadron of cavalry, regi- lafJe money 
mental band, regimental headquarters, or any other military j,".^ories^^° 
organization which forms a part of the New Hampshire National 
Guard or reserved militia is stationed, is hereby empow^ered to 
raise and appropriate and pay towards the maintenance of an 
armory for such organization, each year, a sum of money not 
exceeding two hundred dollars for each military organization 
stationed in such city or town. 

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

[Approved February 12, 1891.] 



294 



Chapters 2, 3. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 2. 

AN ACT GIVING LEGISLATIVE ASSENT TO THE PURPOSE OF THE 
GRANTS OF MONEY MADE UNDER THE ACT OF CONGRESS APPROVED 
AUGUST 30, 1890, FOR THE BENEFIT OF THE COLLEGE OF AGRI- 
CULTURE AND MECHANIC ARTS. 



Section 

1. Legislative assent to act of Congress. 

2. College may receive money granted 

by Congress. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



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



Legislative 
assent to act 
of Congress. 



Section 1. That the legislature of said state of New Hamp- 
shire hereby gives its assent to the purpose of and accepts for the 
benelit of the New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the 
Mechanic Arts the grants of money authorized by act of Con- 
gress, approved August 30, 1890, for the farther endowment and 
support of the colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the me- 
chanic arts and "to be applied only to instruction in agriculture, 
the mechanic arts, the English language, and the various branches 
of mathematical, physical, natural, and economic science, with 
special reference to their application in the industries of life and 
the facilities for such instruction " as provided in said act of 
Congress. 

Sect, 2. That the treasurer of the New Hampshire College of 
ey'gi-ant'eciby Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts is hereby designated and au- 
congress. thorized to receive all grants of money made to this state under 

the provisions of said act of Congress. 
Takes effect. Sect. 3. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved February 13, 1891.] 



College may 
receive men 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CONCORD & MONTREAL RAILROAD TO IN- 
CREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. 

Section | Section 

1. Corporation authorized to increase 2. Takes effect; repealing clause, 

capital stock. I 

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



Corporation SECTION 1. That the Concord & Montreal Railroad may in- 
tocSsfclipl crease its capital not exceeding three millions of dollars, to be 

tal stock. 



1891.] Chapters 3, 4. 295 

issued from time to time for the purpose of aidino^ an extension 
of the Whitefield & Jefferson Raih^oad, and of such other branches 
or leased roads of the Concord & Montreal Railroad as it is or 
may be authorized to construct, and for the purpose of providing 
additional depots, yards, and other terminal facilities at Nashua, 
Manchester, Portsmouth, Concord, Laconia, Lake Village, and 
elsewhere on the lines of its railroad, of providing- additional 
tracks, wharves, and coal and other storage facilities at tide 
water in Portsmouth, of changing the line and improving the 
terminal facilities at Groveton Village, and for providing addi- 
tional equipment for its railroad, and for the improvement of its 
railroad and of other property owned or leased by it. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts 'J'akes effect; 
inconsistent with its provisions are hereby repealed. clause. 

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 4. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE BOSTON & MAINE RAILROAD TO IN- 
CREASE ITS CAPITAL STOCK FOR CERTAIN PURPOSES. <^ 



/ 



Section 
1. Corporation autborized to increase 
capital stock. 



Section 
•2. Takes elTect; repealing clause. 



JBe it enacted try the Senate and House of Hejjresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The Boston & Maine Railroad, having purchased corporation 
the properties, rights, and franchises of the Eastern Railroad increase capi- 
Compaiiy, and of the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway Rail- ^'^' ''*^"^^' 
road, may increase its capital stock not exceeding five millions 
of dollars in addition to the amount heretofore authorized; to 
be issued from time to time for the purposes of providing addi- 
tional property and equipment for the said Boston & Maine Rail- 
road ; for the improvement of said railroad and of other property 
owned or leased by it; for the construction of such additional 
railroads as it may be authorized to construct; and for the pay- 
ment and reduction of its debts. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passao-e, and all acts Takes effect; 
inconsistent with the provisions of this act are hereby repealed, clause. 

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



296 



Chapter 5. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT TO INCREASE THE NUMBER OF TRUSTEES OF DARTMOUTH 

COLLEGE. 



Section 

1. Additional trustees maybe elected; 

vacancies filled. 

2. Qualifications and powers of trustees. 



Section 

3. Manner of election. 

4. Takes effect, and tenure. 

5. Construction of the statute. 



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



Additional 
trustees may 
be elected; 
vacancies 
filled. 



Qualifications 
and powers of 
trustees. 



Manner of 
election. 



Takes eflfect, 
and tenure. 



Construction 
of the statute 



Section 1. In addition to the number of trustees of Dart- 
mouth College provided for in its charter, five other trustees 
may be elected by the graduates of at least five years standing of 
the college, of the Chandler School of Science and the Arts, and 
of the Thayer School of Civil Engineering, for the term of five 
years : jyrovided, hoivever, that at the first election one of such 
trustees shall be elected for one year, one for two years, one for 
three years, one for four years, and one for five years ; and there- 
after one may be elected each year for the term of five years. Any 
vacancy caused by death, resignation, or otherwise, of any of the 
five trustees so elected may be filled by the election of a trustee 
for the unexpired term by the graduates of the college and of 
said schools, of at least five years standing. One at least of the 
five trustees so elected shall be a resident of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. The trustees elected as provided in the preceding sec- 
tion shall be graduates of the college or of one of said schools 
of at least five years standing, and shall each have and exercise 
all the rights and powers w^hich a trustee elected under the pro- 
visions of the charter has heretofore had or exercised : provided^ 
however, that the trustees elected bj^the said graduates shall have 
no vote and take no part in the election of trustees provided for 
b}'^ the 6riginal charter of the college, nor in any action at any 
time aftecting a change in the charter of the college. 

Sect. 3. The manner or method of the election of trustees by 
the graduates as aforesaid shall be determined by the trustees of 
the college. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect when accepted by the trus- 
tees of Dartmouth College, and shall remain in force for the 
period of fifteen years from the time of such acceptance and no 
longer, unless the trustees elected as provided by the original 
charter shall, within one year prior to the expiration of said pe- 
riod of fifteen years, accept this act anew, in which case this act 
shall remain in force until repealed ; the purpose of this act be- 
ing to test the practicability and wisdom of the plan of the elec- 
tion of a portion of the trustees by the alumni. 

Sect. 5. The acceptance of this act by the trustees shall not 
■ be taken as an admission by them of the right or power of the 



1891.] Chapters o, 6. 297 

legislature to change the charter of the college against their con- 
sent; nor shall the passage of this act be taken as the assertion 
of a claim by the state of the ri^ht or power to so change it. 
[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 6. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF A DEPUTY STATE 

TREASURER. 



Section 

1. Treasurer may appoint deputy; boud, 

and tenure of office. 

2. Treasurer ad interim. 



Section 

3. Duties of the office. 

4. Salarj-. 

5. Takes effect; repealing clause. 



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

Section 1. The state treasurer shall appoint a deputy, who, Treasurer 
before entering npon the duties of his office, shall take the usual deputy fb^d, 
oaths and give" bond in the sum of forty thousand dollars for theoffile^''"^^*'^ 
faithful discharge of his duties. The depnty shall hold his office 
at the pleasure of the treasurer. 

Sect. 2. When the treasnrer, by reason of sickness, absence, Treasurer «rf 
or other cause, is disabled from executing the duties of his office, 
his deputy shall execute the same until such disability is removed, 
or a treasurer is chosen in accordance with the provisions of the 
statutes. 

Sect. 3. It shall be the duty of the deputy treasurer, under o^tjes of the 
the direction of the treasurer, to apportion to the towns and 
cities the various corporation taxes, and to perform such other 
duties as may be assigned him by the treasurer. 

Sect. 4. The salary of the deputy treasurer shall be twelve salary, 
hundred dollars per annum. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all^e^e^yij^'' 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent Avith the provisions of this act clause, 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



298 Chapter 7. [1891. 

CHAPTER 7. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE LIBRARY. 



Sectiok 

1. Distribution of state publications. 

2. Exception in certain cases. 

3. Trustees of library may designate re- 

cipients. 

4. Additional copies provided for. 

5. OfHcial reports classified. 

6. OflScial reports paged and numbered. 

7. Newspapers publishing laws shall 

furnish librarj- with copy of paper; 
librarian may subscribe for other 
publications. 

8. Registers of probate maj' transfer flies 

of papers to libi-ary. 

9. Copies of printed bills and papers 

containing legislative reports shall 
be furnished the library. 



Section 

10. Town and city clerks to make return 

of officials of local libraries, and send 
certain reports to library and to New 
Hampshire Historical Society. 

11. Librarians of public libraries to re- 

port to town clerks. 
1-2. Municipal officers to file reports with 
town clerk. 

13. Institutions of learning to file reports. 

14. Penalty. 

15. Requirements of publication of stat- 

utes and journals. 
IG. Trustees of library shall rt-ceive ex- 
penses. 

17. Takes effect. 

18. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate a7ul House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Distribution SECTION 1. The distribution aiid exchange of all publications 
catimis^.^"^'^ of the state, except to the General Court and to oificials and 
municipalities of the state, shall be made through the state li- 
brary. All publications to which institutions in this state, and 
states, governments, departraentsof government, institutions and 
individuals abroad, may be entitled by comity or under the laws 
of this state, shall be delivered by the secretary of state to the 
state librarian and l)y him forwarded or exchanged. 
Exception in Sect. 2. Whenever it shall be found bv the trustees of the 

certain cases. ,., , i i^ , r- 

state Iibrar\' that any state, government, department ot govern- 
ment, institution, or official, to whom any or all of the publications 
of this state are sent, is not making fair or reasonable return to 
the state library of this state of its publications or other matter 
which is the subject of exchange, said trustees may suspend such 
delinquents from the benefit of receiving all or any specified part 
of the publications of this state for such time as they may deem 
advisable. 
Trustees of li- Sect. 3. Said trustees may designate states, governments, in- 
desfgn™t'ei-e- stitutioiis, libraries, officials, and persons to be recipients of the 
cipients. publications of this state, whenever they shall find that, by ex- 
change or otherwise, it will be to the advantage of the state 
library. 
Additional Sect. 4. Tlicv shall Seasonably inform the secretary of state 

edTo^r.^^°^""of the number of copies of any publication of this state that may 
be required for the purposes aforesaid, and the same shall be 
printed, bound, and delivered to the state librarian, in addition 
to the number otherwise required by law. State officers shall 
continue to receive the same number for official distribution as 
now provided by law. 



1891.] Chapter 7. 299 

Sect. 5. The official reports of state iustitutious, officers, de- official re- 
partments acd institutions in the state government shall be con- fleci^." ^ *''^^" 
eidered with reference to their size, when printed in book or 
pamphlet form, as in two classes. The reports of the board of 
agriculture, railroad commissioners, insurance commissioner, 
bank commissioners, board of health, registrar of vital statistics, 
and superintendent of public instruction shall be of the first 
class. All others shall be of the second class ; and this classifi- 
cation shall continue until the state librarian shall give written 
notice to the secretary of state that by reason of change in the 
number of printed pages in any report he deems it desirable to 
change its classification. 

Sect. 6. The pages of the printed reports for each depart- official re- 
ment in said second class shall be numbered continuously in the am/num^^ 
upper margin, and each annual report therein shall be designated ^^i'^^^- 
as part one, part two, part three, and in like order successively 
until the number of pages shall be as nearly five hundred as may 
be, without division of a report for any year. Whenever a vol- 
ume of five hundred pages, as nearly as may be, shall have been 
completed in any department, the numbering shall begin anew 
and be continued in hke manner. The pages shall also be num- 
bered in the bottom margin with reference to each single pam- 
p^hlet. The state librarian shall prepare a title page, table of 
contents, and index for each of said volumes of five hundred 
pages, as nearly as may be, and the same shall be printed in a 
pamphlet of size and style suitable to be incorporated with each 
volume. 

Sect. 7. The publisher of each newspaper in which the public Newspapers 
acts and resolves are officially printed shall, without further com- faws'shaif 
pensation, beginning with the first number of the volume of such ^y™'j\\\^^Qpy 
publication next after the passage of this act, send one copy of o* paper; ii- 
the said newspaper regularly to the state library for preservation subscribe for 
for the use of the state. No publisher refusing to comply wdth ^/oi^^V^" '*'*' 
the provisions of this act shall be entitled to compensation for 
the pul)lication of the public laws. The state librarian may also 
subscribe for any other periodical published in the state, and 
cause all complete files in his custody to be suitably bound in 
volumes, and the same shall be paid for on the account of inci- 
dentals of the state house out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 8. Registers of probate are hereby authoi-ized to trans- Registers of 
fer the files of newspapers in their custody which cover periods trimsftfrmes 
prior to the time when files shall be provided by the provisions j'j^p^i'^?'"*^° 
of section seven of this act to the state library for preservation 
for the use of the state. 

Sect. 9. Two hundred copies' of each bill, resolution, and copies of 
report of committee ))rinted for the use of the General Court ami\!aper8 
or either house thereof, and five copies of each daily pajjcr con- f"ji\!;{,\"J"f re- 
taining the official report of the proceedings of the General i?"''ff '^''""J'e 

o .TT/. ^ ' ^1 1 •! luniislied the 

Court, shall be provided for preservation and exchange m the library, 
state librarv. 

Sect. 10. The clerk of every town and city shall annually 



300 Chapter 7. [1891. 

Town and city and before the first day of September make returns to the state 
makeVeturn librarian of the names and post-office addresses of the trustees, 
iocan*iifra-°^ manager, officers, and hbrarians of all public libraries within the 
ries, and send town or city limits : he shall also, annually and before the first 
ports to libra- day of April, forward two copies of each printed report then last 
Hampsiure*'^ issued of the municipal officers, agents, and committees, includ- 
Sety"*^^^ ^° ^^S i^eports of school boards, school committees, and other school 
officers, health officers, and fire departments, to the state libra- 
rian for the state library, and the same number to the New 
Hampshire Historical Society. 
Librarians of Sect. 11. The librarian of every public library within the 
ries to report State shall annually and before the first day of August report to 
c?erkT^ t^6 clerk of the town or city in which such library is situated 

the names of all its trustees, managers, officers, and librarians, 
and shall make such further report as to its organization, prop- 
erty, and condition as may be required by the state librarian. 
Municipaioffi- Sect. 12. Selectmen of towns, health officers, officers of fire 

CGTS to IIIG I'ti- 

ports with departments, agents and committees in each town and city, and 
town clerk. ^|| other municipal officers making printed reports, shall forth- 
with, after publication, file with the town or city clerk, for the 
purposes named in section ten of this act, at least four copies of 
each printed report issued by them. 
Institutions Sect. 13. The principal of each college, academy, seminary, 
file report!. ° or Other institution of learning incorporated by the laws of this 
state shall annually and before the first day of November of each 
year forward to the state librarian for the state library two copies, 
and to the New Hampshire Historical Society two copies, of each 
printed catalogue of its officers and students and courses of stud- 
ies published during the year ending on said date. 
Penalty. Sect. 14. Any officer or person failing to comply with the 

provisions of sections nine, ten, eleven, twelve, and thirteen of 
this act shall be liable to a fine of twenty dollars, one half to the 
use of the state library and one half to the town or city in which 
he holds office. 
Requirements Sect. 15. The title pagcs of all statutcs and journals of the 
of statutes''"" legislature published by authority shall show the date of con- 
and journals, veniug and final adjournment of the session. The name of the 
state with the year of the legislature shall be lettered on the 
backs of said volumes. Law reports shall give the extreme 
dates of the decisions on the title pages, and the date of the 
rendition of each decision above the title of each case. 
Trustees of Sect. 16. The trustces of the state library shall receive no 
receiveex^^^ Other compensation than their actual expenses incurred in the 
penses. performance of the duties of their office. 

Takes eflFect. Sect. 17. This act shall take etfect upon its passage. 
Repealing Sect. 18. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 

ciause. visions of this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapters 8, 9. 



301 



CHAPTER 8. 

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

Section 1. State tax. 

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

Section 1. The sum of five hundred thousand dollars shall be state tax. 
raised annually for the use of the state for the years 1892 and 
1893, 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, ac- 
cording to the apportionment of the public taxes made at the 
January session, 1891, and the selectmen of such towns and 
places and the assessors of such cities are hereby recpiired to 
assess the sums specified in said warrants, and cause the same to 
be paid to said treasurer on or before the first days of December 
in the years 1892 and 1893, and the state treasurer is hereby au- 
thorized to issue his extent for all taxes which shall remain un- 
paid on the dates last above named. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF SECTION 9 OF CHAPTER 191 OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, RELATING TO THE TIMES AND PLACES OF HOLDING 
PROBATE COURTS IN THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON. 



Section 
1. Terms of probate court, where hold- 
en. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The probate courts within the county of Grafton Terms of pro- 
heretofore held at Haverhill on the third Tuesday of March and where*hokieu. 
September and at Woodsville on the first Tuesday of July in 
each year shall be held at Woodsville on the third Tuesday of 
March and September and at Haverhill on the first Tuesday of 
July each year, and processes made returnable at Haverhill on 
the third Tuesday of March, 1891, shall be returnable at Woods- 
ville on the same date. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passao;c. effect^' ^^^^^ 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



302 



Chapters 10, 11. 



[1891 



CHAPTER 10. 

AN ACT TO PREVENT THE POLLUTION OF WILLAND POND, SITUATE 
IN THE CITY OF DOVER AND THE TOWN OF SOMERSWORTH, THE 
WATER OF WHICH IS USED BY THE CITY OF DOVER FOR DOMES- 
TIC PURPOSES. 



Section 

1. Bathing prohibited. 

2. Teaming prohibited. 

3. Exceution. 



Section 

4. Penalty. 

5, Takes eflfect. 



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



Bathing pro- 
hibited. 
Teaming pro- 
liibited. 



Exception. 



Penalty. 



Takes etfect. 



Section 1. jSTo person shall bathe in Willand pond. 

Sect. 2. No person shall drive a team on the ice or into the 
water of Will and pond. 

Sect. 3. The preceding section shall not apply to persons en- 
gaged in cutting or harvesting ice from such pond or in hauling 
logs, wood, or lumber across the same on the ice. 

Sect. 4. Any person violating any provisions of this act shall 
be fined not exceeding twenty dollars ($20.) 

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

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 11. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 139 OF THE GENERAL LAWS, 
RELATING TO LIENS. 



Section 

1. Lien upon cemetery work. 

2. Term and manner of enforcement. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



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



Lien upon 
cemetery 
work. 



Term and 
manner of 
enforcement. 



Section 1. Whoever, under contract with any person, sells, 
erects, or furnishes any monument, tablet, headstone, vault, 
posts, curbing, or other monumental work to be placed in any 
cemetery or at any grave, shall have a lien thereon to secure the 
payment of the same. 

Sect. 2. Such lien shall continue for the term of two years 
from and after the time that the indebtedness for such monu- 
ment, tablet, headstone, vault, posts, curbing, or other monu- 
mental work shall have become due and payable, and shall be 
enforced in the following manner : Thirty days' notice of the 
intention to enforce this lien shall be given the purchaser, or his 



1891.] 



Chapters 11, 12. 



303 



legal representative, by written notice given in hand or left at 
his last and usual place of abode, or by publication, and upon 
the expiration of said thirty days the person who sells, erects, or 
furnishes such monumental work shall have the right, within 
said period of two years, to enter upon the premises where such 
monument, tablet, headstone, vault, posts, curbing, or other 
monumental work shall have been placed, and to remove and 
retain the same, which shall be and remain his property free 
from all claim of such purchaser, and in full of all claims against 
said purchaser under said contract : provided, however, that the 
same shall not be removed until tender or repayment to such 
purchaser of all sums of money paid thereon, less an amount 
equal to thirty-three and one third per cent of the full contract 
price to cover the expense of removal. The lot or grounds from 
which such removal is made shall be put in as good condition as 
before said monumental work was erected. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT TO ACCEPT THE PROVISIONS OF THE THOMPSON WILL, AND 
TO PROVIDE FOR THE PRESENT DISPOSITION OF THE FUNDS. 



Section 

1. The state accepts. 

2. Interest on real estate appropriated. 

3. Trust fund created. 

4. State treasurer to keep two accounts. 

5. Pveservation of funds. 

C. State treasurer authorized to receive 
funds. 

7. Certain properties may he sold. 

8. Unsold properties remain in hands of 

treasurer. 

9. Governor may sell real estate. 

10. Money maj- he used hy the state ».n<X 
accounts kept. 



Section 

11. Board of agriculture to receive pos- 

session and manage real estate. 

12. Report proceedings. 

13. State may anticipate the condition of 

the funds and discontinue annual 
appropriations 

14. Governor may give additional guar- 

anty. 
1.5. Will and codicils to he recorded. 
IG. Takes elTect. 



Whereas, Benjamin Thompson, late of Durham in this state, 
died January 30, 1890, leaving a will and codicils thereto, which 
have been proved, approved, and allowed by the probate court of 
the county of Straiibrd, by which he devised a large share of his 
property to the state of New Hampshire, in trust, for the estab- 
lishment and maintenance of a school or college, to be located 
on his "Warner farm," in said Durham, wherein there shall be 
thoroughly taught, both in the schoolroom and in the licltl, the 
theory and practice of agriculture and other sciences connected 
therewith, and wherein there may be taught such other arts and 
sciences as may be necessary to enable tlie state to fully avail 
itself of the donation of land made by the act of the Congress 
of the United States approved July 2, 1862, entitled " An act 



304 Chapter 12. [1891. 

donating land to the several states and territories which may 
provide colleges for the benefit of agriculture and the mechanic 
arts ; " and, 

Whereas, said bequest is made subject to certain provisos, 
conditions, and limitations set forth in the will and the codicils 
thereto, to which reference is made for the particulars thereof; 
and, 

Whereas, by one of said conditions it is provided that said 
bequest shall become null and void if the state does not accept 
the trust within two years from the time of the decease of said 
Thompson ; now, therefore, 

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

The state ac- SECTION 1. That the State of New Hampshire does hereby 
cepts. gratefully accept said bequest, subject to the provisos, condi- 

tions, and limitations set forth in said will, as modified by the 
codicils thereto, and, in consideration thereof, does hereby prom- 
ise to execute said trust in accordance with the terms of said 
will. 
Interest on Sect. 2. The State, in compliance with the requirements of 

appropriated, ^aid will and codicils, promises and guarantees to api>ropriate, 
and does hereby appropriate annually, for the term of twenty 
years from and after said Thompson's death, such sum as will 
pay a net annual compound interest of four per cent per annum 
upon the amount of the appraised value of the estate bequeathed 
and devised to the state as aforesaid, aside from the real estate 
situated in said Durham, after deducting therefrom the legacies 
given by the codicils to said will, and does hereby authorize and 
direct the state treasurer to credit said sums to the trust fund, as 
provided in the fourth section of this chapter. 
Trust fund Sect. 3. The State, in further compliance with the require- 

created. mcnts of said will and codicils, promises and guarantees to ap- 
propriate, and does hereby appropriate annually for the term of 
tAventy years from and after said Thompson's death, the sum of 
three thousand dollars, and such further sum as will pay a net 
annual compound interest of four per cent per annum upon said 
annual appropriations from the dates when they severally become 
a part of the trust fund until the expiration of said term of 
twenty years, and does hereby authorize and direct the state 
treasurer to credit said sums to the trust fund, as provided in the 
following section, 
state treas- Sect. 4. The state treasurer, upon receipt of the estate de- 
two^accounts. "^iscd to it by said will and codicils, shall open two accounts in a 
book provided for the purpose, as follows: He shall open one 
account wdth " The Benjamin Thompson Trust Fund," and 
shall credit therein to said fund, under date of January 30, 1891, 
the amount of the appraised value of the estate received by the 
state by virtue of said Thompson's will, together with a sum 
equal to four per cent upon said appraised value (not including 



1891.] Chapter 12. 305 

the real estate situated in said Durham), and on the thirtieth day 
of January in each year thereafter until and induding January, 
1910, excepting when such day falls on Sunday, and in such 
cases on the day preceding, he shall credit to said account a sum 
equal to four per cent upon the total amount of said trust fund, 
excepting the appraised value of the real estate in said Durham, 
after the credits of the preceding year have been made. He 
shall open the other account with " The Benjamin Thompson 
State Trust Fund," and shall credit therein to said fund, under 
date of January 30, 1891, the sum of three thousand dollars, 
together with a sum equal to four per cent upon said sum of 
three thousand dollars, and on the thirtieth da)- of January in 
each year thereafter, until and including January, 1910, excepting 
when such day falls on Sunday, and in such cases on the day 
preceding, he shall credit to said account a sum equal to four per 
cent upon the total amount of said trust fund after the credits of 
the preceding year have been made. 

Sect. 5. The accounts so made shall represent the amount of Preservation 
the trust funds in the possession of the state; and the state guar- ^^ ^""'^*" 
antees to preserve them intact and unimpaired' until they shall 
become available for opening and maintaining said school or col- 
lege, and then to administer them as required by said will. 

Sect. 6. The state treasurer is hereby authorized to receive state treas- 
from the executors of said will the money, notes, bonds, stocks, -"gil'foj.g"^"' 
and evidences of debt coming to the state by virtue of the will, ceive funds. 
and to give proper discharges therefor in the name of the state. 

Sect. 7. If an}^ notes, bonds, stocks, or evidences of debt shall certain prop- 
come to the state treasurer from said executors as a part of saidsouf."*™"^ '^^ 
estate, he may, with the approval of the governor and council, 
convert the same into money, — selling the stocks and bonds by 
auction at the Boston Stock Exchange, or such other place in 
Boston as property of that kind is usually sold. 

Sect. 8. All notes, bonds, stocks, and other evidences of debt unsold prop- 
coming into the possession of the treasurer and not converted into fifhands oT^'^ 
money as aforesaid shall be transferred to the state and be care- ^^■'^''^®"^®'"- 
fully preserved by the treasurer. The governor and council may 
authorize any person to vote upon any of such stocks at meetings 
of stockholders of the corporations to which the stocks apper- 
tain, and may authorize a sale and transfer thereof whenever 
they deem it to be for the interest of the state. 

Sect. 9. The governor and council are authorized to sell andoovernor 
convey any real estate coming to the state by virtue of the said estate?" ^^^^ 
will, which the state has power to sell, in such manner and at 
such time as they shall think for the interest of the state, and 
may make and execute in the name of the state proper convey- 
ances thereof, upon payment of the consideration therefor to the 
state treasurer. 

Sect. 10. All money received from the sources aforesaid shall j^^^oj^^ey^inay^ 
be used as soon as practicable after its receipt in leaving and re- state aiui'ac- 
tiring outstanding indebtedness of the state; and the st'ate treas-^"""**^*^''^" 
urer shall keep an itemized and true account of all money and 
securities of any kind so received and of the disposition made of 

2 



306 Chapter 12. [1891. 

the same and of the proceeds thereof, and shall give a full 
account thereof in his annual reports, and shall state in each 
annual report the exact condition of said funds. 
Board of agri- Sect. 11. TliB hoard of affriculture js hereby authorized and 

culture to r6- ^ *-■ 

ceive posses- directed in behalf the state to receive possession of the real estate 
manage real in Durham comiug to the state b}^ virtue of said will, and to care 
estate. for, coutrol, and manage it until it is needed for the uses of the 

school or college to be established as provided in the will. 
Report pro- Sect. 12. The boarcT shall make report of their doin2:s in 

ceedings. i i • t • i '-' 

respect to such real estate m their annual reports, 
state may an- Sect. 13. Ill casc the statc shall desire to establish said school 
cradttion^of or collcgc at any time before the expiration of twent}' j'ears from 
discontinue"'^ the time of the decease of the said Thompson, it shall, before 
'^^P^'^?i^i^^pp»'°- using any of either of the funds aforesaid, raise and set apart 
such sums of money as will make said funds equal in amount to 
what said funds would become if accumulated during twenty 
years ; and having thus raised and set apart such sums of money, 
the state shall thereafter be relieved from the obligation of ap- 
propriating annually for the balance of the said term of twenty 
years the said sum of three thousand dollars, and guaranteeing 
the net annual compound interest of four per cent thereon ; and 
the state shall also be thereafter relieved from the obligation to 
provide for or guarantee any interest upon the amount of the 
appraised value of said estate, as hereinbefore provided, 
nm^givead- Sect. 14. The govcmor and council are authorized, in behalf 
ditionai guar- of the State, to make and enter into such further stipulations 
^" ^' with the executors of said will and to give such further guaran- 

tees as the executors shall require to secure the objects intended 
by said Thompson to be secured by his said will and codicils, and 
to affix the name and seal of the state thereto, and to do all other 
acts that may become necessary to secure the rights of the state 
under said will. 
Will and codi- Sect. 15. The Said will and codicils shall be recorded in the 
reco^-deci. officc of the Secretary of state. 

Takes effect. Sect. 16. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 13. 
CHAPTER 13 



307 



AN ACT FOR THE ERECTION OF A STATE LIBRARY BUILDING. 



Section 

1. Appropriation for purchase of land 

and erection of building. 

2. Treasurer authorized to borrow 

money and issue bonds. 

3. Records to be kept; sale of bonds. 

4. Commissioners to be appointed; con- 

tract approved by the governor; 



Section 

duties and compensation of com- 
missioners; may be removed. 

5. Commi-ssioners may acquire land by 

purchase. 

6. If unable to purchase may condemn. 

7. Appeal may be taken. 

8. Warrants may issue. 



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

Section 1. That the sum of one hundred and seventy-five Appropria- 
thousand dollars be and hereby is raised and appropriated for cimse^of^and 
the purchase of two tracts of land situate on the corner of State o^buiid^ing?^ 
and Park streets in Concord, and the erection of a buildinoj 
thereon in accordance with the plan of A. P. Cutting, of Wor- 
cester, Mass., referred to in and annexed to the rej)ort of the 
commission appointed to procure plans and estimates for addi- 
tional facilities for the public library, and other purposes. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer is hereby authorized, under the Treasurer 

I- ■• f, , J •! J. 1, -J pS'iithorized to 

direction oi the governor and council, to borrow said sum ot borrow 
one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars on the credit oi^^^^\^^^^ 
the state; and to issue bonds or certificates of indebtedness 
therefor, in the name and on the behalf of the state, payable in 
twenty years from the first day of July, 1891, at a rate of inter- 
est not exceeding four per cent per annum, payable semi-annu- 
ally on the first days of January and July of each year ; such 
bonds to have interest warrants or coupons attached thereto ; 
said coupons to be signed by the state treasurer ; said bonds and 
coupons to be made payable at such place as the governor and 
council shall designate. 

Sect. 3. Said bonds shall be designated, "State Library Records to be 
Bonds," and shall be signed by the treasurer and countersigned bond's.^^ *^ ° 
by the governor, and shall be deemed a pledge of the faith and 
credit of the state. The secretary of state vshall keep a record 
of all the bonds countersigned b}^ the governor, showing the 
number and amount of each bond, the time of countersigning, 
the time when payable, and the date of the delivery to the state 
treasurer. The treasurer shall keep a record of all bonds dis- 
posed of by him, showing the number thereof, the name of the 
person to whom sold, the amount received for the same, the date 
of the sale, and the time when payable. The treasurer may 
negotiate and sell such l)onds to the best advantage for the state, 
but no bond shall be sold for less than its par value, nor shall 
such bonds be loaned, pledged, or hypothecated in any way 
whatever. 

Sect. 4. That his excellency the governor, with the advice commission- 
and consent of the council, be authorized to appoint four com-appo^n\ld; 
missioners, only two of whom shall belong to the same political '^°"^^''^^^ ^p- 



308 Chapter 13. [1891. 

proved by the party, whosG clutj it sluill be to make all contracts necessary for 
duties"and tlie erection, building, and completion of said state library 
of commfs""'^ building upon the plot of ground named in section 1 of this act, 
sionei-s; may and in accordance with said plan to procure all necessary specifi- 

06 I'GlllOV^Gti. • • • «/ i 

cations for the full completion of said building under said plan. 
ISlo contract by them made shall be of any binding force until first 
submitted to and approved by the governor and council, nor 
shall such contract be made until they have advertised for at 
least thirty days in not less than three papers in this state for 
sealed proposals under said plan and specifications for the entire 
construction of said building in one contract, or in several con- 
tracts for the dilferent classes of work to be done, and such 
contract or contracts shall be made with the lowest responsible 
bidders complying with the terms of this act in relation to the 
amount of bonds required to guarantee the completion of said 
contract; and it shall be the further duty of said commissioners 
to superintend the erection, building, and completion of said 
library building, and the}' shall receive for their services each 
the sum of three dollars per clay when employed and their 
expenses, and their bills shall be approved by the governor and 
council ; and the governor shall di-aw his orders upon the state 
treasurer for the amounts due from time to tijne upon said bills, 
and the treasurer shall pay the same out of any money provided 
for in this act. Said commissioners, or either of them, may be 
removed at any time by the governor and council. 
Commission- Sect. 5. Said Commissioners shall have power and authority 
acquire land to purchase for and on behalf of the state the land recom- 
by purchase. i^-iej^(;[e(| \yy h^q commissiou and named in section 1 of this act, 

subject to the approval of the governor and council. 
If unable to Sect. 6. In case said commissioners shall be unable to pur- 
coAdemn.™^^ chase sucli land for the state at a price which they deem reason- 
able, they are hereby fully authorized and empowered to take 
and appropriate the same for the use of the state, for the pur- 
pose aforesaid ; and if such land is so taken and appropriated 
for the use of the state, said commissioners shall apply to the 
county commissioners for the county of Merrimack to assess the 
damages to the owner or owners of such land, and said county 
commissioners, upon reasonable notice to all persons interested 
and a hearing thereon, shall assess and award damages, to the 
owner or owners of such land, for so much land as the commis- 
sioners hereby appointed shall designate as necessary and con- 
venient for the purposes aforesaid. Said assessment and av^-ard 
of the county commissioners shall be in writing, and filed in the 
ofiEice of the city clerk of said Concord within ten days after the 
same is completed, which shall contain a particular description 
by metes and bounds of the land so taken, as well as "of the 
damages and the persons to whom the same is awarded. And 
upon payment or tender to the owner or owners of the land of 
the sums so assessed, the title to the land so taken shall be 
vested in the state. 
Appeal may Sect. 7. Sucli laud-owncr, or other party interested, shall 
betaken. jjavc the right to appeal from said assessment and award to the 



1891.] 



Chapters 13, 14. 



309 



supreme court in said county of Merrimack, and to an assess- 
ment of said damages by a jury on such appeal, by filing in the 
office of the clerk of said court a petition in proper form for 
that purpose, within sixty days after the filing of said assessment 
and award of said county commissioners in the office of the city 
clerk as aforesaid. 

Sect. 8. The governor shall draw his orders on the state warrants 
treasurer for the amounts that may be or become due from time ™*^ ^^'*"®' 
to time, under the contracts of the commissioners hereby 
appointed, for the purposes aforesaid, after said bills shall have 
been duly approved by the governor and council, to an amount 
not exceeding one hundred and seventy-five thousand dollars. 

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 14. 



AN ACT IN AID OF THE PUBLIC LIBRARIES OF THIS STATE. 



Section 
1. Secretai-y may purchase regimental 
histories. 



Section 

2. Public libraries only. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it evaded by the Senate and House of Bejyresentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The secretary of state shall procure and furnish to secretary 
each public library in this state and the Soldiers' Home one copy ?egfmenuii^^^ 
of each history of j^ew Hampshire organizations in the War of ^^*^°'"^'^^" 
the liebellion which is not out of print, and has been or may 
hereafter be published in accordance with the provisions of 
existiiig laws. 

Sect. 2. This act shall be in aid only of such libraries as are Pubiic libra- 
regularly open for the use of the public in the towns and cities ^^®^^"^^' 
where they may be located, and which are duly designated as 
public libraries entitled to receive state publications by the gov- 
ernor and council, in accordance with existing laws, on the first 
day of February next following the publication of such history. 

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

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



310 



Chapter 15. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT TO REORGANIZE AND EQUALIZE THE SENATORIAL DISTRICTS 

OF THE STATE. 



SECTION 


Section 




1. 


Number and representation of sena- 


14. 


Limits of District No. 


13. 




torial districts. 


15. 


Limits of District No 


14. 


2. 


Limits of District No. 1. 


16. 


Limits of District No 


15. 


3. 


Limits of District No. 2. 


17. 


Limits of District No 


16. 


.4. 


Limits of District No. 3. 


IS. 


Limits of District No 


17. 


5. 


Limits of District No. 4. 


19. 


Limits of District No. 


18. 


6. 


Limits of District No. 5. 


20. 


Limits of District No 


19. 


7. 


Limits of District No. 6. 


21. 


Limits of District No 


20. 


8. 


Limits of District No. 7. 


22. 


Limits of District No. 


21. 


9. 


Limits of District No. 8. 


23. 


Limits of District No 


22. 


10. 


Limits of District No. 9. 


24. 


Limits of District No. 


23. 


11. 


Limits of District No. 10. 


25. 


Limits of District No. 


24. 


13. 


Limits of District No. 11. 


26. 


Repealing clause. 




13. 


Limits of District No. 12. 


27. 


Takes effect. 





Be it enacted hy the Senate and House oj Representatkes in General 
Court convened : 



Number and 
representa- 
tion of sena- 
toi'ial dis- 
tricts. 

Limits of Dis- 
trict No. 1. 
Limits of Dis- 
trict No. 2. 



Limits of Dis 
trict No. 3. 



Limits of Dis- 
trict No. 4. 



Limits of Dis 
trict No. 5. 



Limits of Dis- 
trict No. 6. 



Limits of Dis 
trict No. 7. 



Limits of Dis 
trict No. 8. 



Section 1. The state is liereby divided into twenty-four sena- 
torial disti'icts, each one of which may elect one senator to the 
legislature biennially. 

Sect. 2. Senatorial district number one contains Coos county. 

Sect. 3. Senatorial district number two contains Bath, Ben- 
ton, Bethlehem, Dorchester, Eastou, Ellsworth, Franconia, Gro- 
ton, Haverhill, Hebron, Landaff, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, 
Livermore, Lyman, Monroe, Rumney, Thornton, Warren, Wa- 
terville, Wentworth, and Woodstock. 

Sect. 4. Senatorial district number three contains Alexandria, 
Bristol, Canaan, Banbury, Enfield, Grafton, Hanover, Hill, Leb- 
anon, Lyme, New London, Orange, Orford, Piermont, and Wil- 
mot. 

Sect. 5. Senatorial district number four contains Alton, Ash- 
land, Belmont, Bridgewater, Campton, Centre Harbor, Gilford, 
Gilmanton, Holderness, Moultonborough, !N"ew Hampton, Ply- 
mouth, Sandwich, Tuftonborough, and Wolfeborough. 

Sect. 6. Senatorial district number five contains Albany, 
Barnstead, Bartlett, Brookfield, Chatham, Conway, Eaton, Ef- 
fingham, Farmington, Freedom, Hart's Location, Jackson, Mad- 
ison, Middleton, New Durham, Ossipee, Strafltbrd, Tamworth, 
and Wakefield. 

Sect. 7. Senatorial district number six contains Andover, 
Franklin, Laconia, Meredith, Northfield, Salisbury, Sanbornton, 
and Tilton. 

Sect. 8. Senatorial district number seven contains Acworth, 
Charlestown, Claremont, Cornish, Croydon, Goshen, Grantham, 
Langdon, Lempster, Newport, Plainfield, Springfield, Sunapee, 
and Unity. 

Sect. 9. Senatorial district number eight contains Alstead, 
Antrim, Bennington, Bradford, Deering, Francestown, Green- 



1891.] n Chapter 15. 311 

field, Hancock, Lyndeborougli, Alarlow, Mont Vernon, Xew 
Boston, Newbnry, Stoddard, Sutton, Walpole, Washington, 
Weare, and Windsor. 

Sect. 10. Senatorial district number nine contains Boscawen, Limits of dis- 
Bow, Concord (ward seven), Dunbarton, GofFstown, lienniker,^"*^* ^''•^" 
Hillsboroygh, Hooksett, Ilopkinton, Warner, and Webster. 

Sect. 11. Senatorial district number ten contains Concord Limits of dis- 

/ in n 1 • \ trlct No. 10. 

(wards lour, five, and six). 

Sect. 12. Senatorial district number eleven coiitains Aliens- Limits of dis- 
tovvn, Auburn, Candia, Canterbury, Chichester, Concord (wards ^"'^^ ^°" ^^' 
one, two, and three). Deerfield, Epsom, Loudon, Pembroke, 
Pittsfield, and Raymond. 

Sect. 13. Senatorial district number twelve contains Barring- Limits of dis- 
ton, Milton, IsTorthwood, jSTottingham, Rochester, and Somers-*"^'^ ^^••^^" 
worth. 

Sect. 14. Senatorial district number thirteen contains Gilsum, Limits of dis- 
Keene, Marlborough, Nelson, Roxbury, Sullivan, and Surry. trict No. is. 

Sect. 15. Senatorial district number fourteen contains Ches- Limits of dis- 
terfield, Dublin, Fitzwilliam, Harrisville, Hinsdale, Jaftrey, ''■^'=' ^'''*'- '*• 
Richmond, Rindge, Swanzey, Troy, Westmoreland, and Win- 
chester. 

Sect. 16. Senatorial district number fifteen contains Amherst, Limits of dis- 
Brookline, Greenville, Hollis, Mason, Milford, New Ipswich, ^^''^^ ■^^^■■^^' 
Peterborough, Sharon, Temple, and Wilton. 

Sect. 17. Senatorial district number sixteen contains Man- Limits of dis- 
chester (wards one and two). 

Sect. 18. Senatorial district number seventeen contains Man- Limits of pis- 
chester (wards three, four, and seven). ''^° " °" ^'" 

Sect. 19. Senatorial district number eighteen contains Man- T.imits of dis- 
chester (wards five, six, and eight). " . ^'^^''^ ^°- ^^■ 

Sect. 20. Senatorial district number nineteen contains Bed- Limits of dis- 
ford, Derry, Litchfield, Londonderry, Merrimack, Nashua (wards 
one, two, and three), and Windham. 

Sect. 21. Senatorial district number twenty contains Hudson, Limits of dis- 
Nashua (wards four, five, six, seven, and eight), Pelham, and 
Salem. 

Sect, 22. Senatorial district number twenty-one contains At- Limits of dis- 
kinson, Brentwood, Chester, Danville, East Kingston, Exeter, ^"'^^ ^°" '^" 
Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, Hampton Falls, Kensington, 
Kingston, Newton, Plaistow, Sandown, Seabrook, South Hamp- 
ton, and South Newmarket. 

Sect. 23. Senatorial district number twenty-two contains Do- Limits of dis- 
ver (wards one, two, and three), Durham, Lee, Madburv, and "''^ ' °'''" 
Rollinsford. 

Sect. 24. Senatorial district number twentj^-three contains Limits of Dis- 
Dover (wards four and five), Epping, Greenland, Newington, 
Newmarket, North Hampton, Portsmouth (ward three). Rye, 
and Stratham. 

Sect. 25. Senatorial district number twenty-four contains Limits of nis- 
Newcastle and Portsmouth (wards one, two, and four). '^"^^ 

Sect. 26. All acts and i)arts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 

1 1 T I '■ clause. 

are hereby repealed. 



312 



Chapters 16, 16. 



[1891. 



Takes effect. Sect. 27. This act shall take eifect for the purposes of elec- 
tion on the iirst day of October, 1892, and for all other purposes 
on the first Wednesday of January, 1893. 
[A^pproved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 16. 



AN ACT TO REORGANIZE AND EQUALIZE THE COUNCILOR DISTRICTS. 



Section 
1. Number and representation of coun- 
cilor districts. 
■2. Limits of District No. 1. 
3. Limits of District No. 2. 



Section 

4. Limits of District No. 3. 

5. Limits of District No. 4. 

6. Limits of District No. .5. 



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



Number and 
representa- 
tion of coun- 
cilor districts. 

Limits of Dis- 
trict No. 1. 



Limits of Dis- 
trict No. 2. 



Limits of Dis- 
trict No. 3. 



Limits of Dis 
trict No. 4. 



Section 1. The state shall be and is hereby divided into five 
councilor districts, each of which may choose one councilor 
biennially. 

Sect. 2. Councilor district number one is composed of and 
contains the towns of Allenstown, Barnstead, Candia, Chichester, 
Deerfield, Epping, Epsom, Gilford, Gilmanton, Greenland, 
Laconia, Loudon, I^ewcastle, JTevvington, Newmarket, North 
Hampton, Northwood, Nottingham, Portsmouth, Pittstield, 
Raymond, Rye, Stratham, and Stratford county. 

Sect. 3. Councilor district number two is composed of and 
contains the towns of Atkinson, Auburn, Brentwood, Bow, 
Chester, Danville, Derry, Dunbarton, East Kingston, Exeter, 
Fremont, Hampstead, Hampton, PTampton Falls, Hooksett, 
Hudson, Kensington, Kingston, Litchfield, Londonderry, Man- 
chester, Newton, Pelham, Plaistow, Salem, Sandown, Seabrook, 
South Hampton, South Newmarket, and Windham. 

Sect. 4. Councilor district number three is composed of and 
contains the towns of Amherst, Antrim, Bedford, Bennington, 
Brookline, Deering, Francestown, Gofistown, Greenfield, Green- 
ville, Hancock, Hollis, Lyncleborough, Mason, Merrimack, 
Milford, Mont Yernon, Nashua, New Boston, New Ipswich, 
Peterborough, Sharon, Temple, Weare, Wilton, Windsor, and 
Cheshire county. 

Sect. 5. Councilor district number four is composed of and 
contains the towns of Andover, Ashland, Belmont, Boscawen, 
Bridgewater, Bradford, Bristol, Canterbury, Concord, Danbury, 
Franklin, Hanover, Henniker, Hill, Hillsborough, Hopkinton, 
Lebanon, Lyme, Newbury, New Hampton, New London, 
Northfield, Orford, Pembroke, Salisbury, Sanbornton, Sutton, 
Tilton, Warner, Webster, Wilmot, and Sullivan county. 



1891.] Chapters 16, 17. 313 

Sect. 6. Coancilor district number five is composed of ^^^^ Ji.\^|"^-o°*5^^^" 
contains tlie towns of Alexandria, Alton, Bath, Benton, "*^ 
Bethlehem, Campton, (Janaan, Centre Harbor, Dorchester, 
Easton, Ellsworth, Enfield, Franconia, Grafton, Groton, Haver- 
hill, Hebron, Holderness, Landaft*, Lincoln, Lisbon, Littleton, 
Livermore, Lyman, Monroe, Meredith, Orange, Piermont, 
Plymouth, Riimney, Thornton, Warren, Waterville, Went- 
worth, Woodstock, ('arroU county, and Coos county. 

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 17. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 105 OF THE 
GENERAL LAAVS OF 1878, ENTITLED " AN ACT FOR THE REGULA- 
TION OF MILITIA AND EXAMINATION OF OFFICERS." 

Section | Sectiok 

1. Appropriation increased. 2. Repealing clause; takes effect. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 105, General Laws, is hereby Appropria- 
amended by striking out the words " twenty -five," in the sixth creased, 
and seventh lines thereof, and substituting therefor the word 
*' thirty," so that said section shall read as follows : " Section 1. 
The commander-in-chief is hereby authorized to establish 
and prescribe such rules, regulations, forms, and precedents 
as he may deem proper for the use, government, and in- 
struction of the New Hampshire National Guard ; and to carry 
into full effect the provisions of this act, the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant from time to time for a sum 
not to exceed thirty thousand dollars annually for the 
expense thereof." 

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

• Cln.ll SG ' tilKCS 

are hereby repealed, and this act shall take etiect upon its effect. ' 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



314 



Chapter 18. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 18. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR RE-FUNDING MATURING BONDS AND- 
AUTHORIZING A TEMPORARY LOAN. 



Section 

1. Ne"w bonds may he issued; rate of 

interest. 
2. Signatures; record and sale of bonds. 



Section 
3. Treasurer may borrow money. 



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



New bonds SECTION 1. For the purpose of re-funding such portion of the 

is^ued^ rate municipal war loan bonds at their maturity as the revenue of the 
of mterest. q^^c^xq ^ylll not provide for, the treasurer of the state is hereby 
authorized, under the direction of the governor and council, to 
issue bonds or certificates of indebtedness, in the name and in 
behalf of this state, to an amount not exceeding the sum of eight 
hundred thousand dollars. 

Said bonds or certificates shall have interest warrants or 
coupons at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum 
attached thereto, payable semi-annually at the treasurer's office, 
or at some bank in Boston designated by the treasurer under 
the direction of the governor and council, 
fecord^and' Sect. 2. All said bonds or certificates shall be signed by the 
sale of bonds. ^Pgf^g^jj.g|. and countersigued by the governor, and shall be 
deemed a pledge of the faith and credit of the state. The 
treasurer shall keep a record of all the bonds disposed of by him, 
which record shall contain the name of the person to whom any 
bond may be sold, the number thereof, the amount received 
therefor, the date of such sale, and the date when the bond shall 
become due. 

The treasurer may from time to time, under the direction of 
the governor and council, sell such amount of said bonds or 
certificates as the public exigencies may require. 

Sect. 3. The state treasurer, by advice and direction of the 
governor and council, is hereby authorized to borrow annually, 
for the ensuing two years, for the temporary use of the state, a 
sum not exceeding three hundred thousand dollars, at such times 
and in such amounts as may be necessary, at such rates of 
interest as may be determined, not to exceed six per cent per 
annum. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



Treasurer 
may borrow 
money. 



1891.] 



Chapters 19, 20. 



315 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 9, CHAPTER 49 OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, RELATING TO PUBLIC CEMETERIES AND PARKS. 



Section 
1. Watering cemeteries. 



Skction 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 9, chapter 49 of tlie General Laws, watering 
by inserting after the word " improvement " in the fourth hne 
thereof, the w^ord "watering," so that said section as amended 
shall read : "Section 9. Cemetery corporations and the trustees of 
town cemeteries, or other othcers having lawful charge of the same, 
may take and hold funds upon trust, to apply the income thereof 
to the improvement, watering, or embellishment of the cemetery, 
or to the care, preservation, or embellishment of any lot or its 
appurtenances. " 

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

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT MAKING APPROPRIATIONS FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE SOLDIBRS' 

HOME. 



Sectiok 

1. Transfer of appropriation. 

2. Improvements autliorized ; 

nance of inmates. 



mainte- 



Section 

3. Orders to be drawn. 

4. Takes eflfect. 



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



Section 1. That the sum of tw^enty-eight hundred dollars be ^^5°^[fi?i °* 
and hereby is transferred from the unexpended appropriation tion. 
made by the act approved August 16, 1889, for maintenance of 
the New Hampshire Soldiers' Home, to the appropriation for 
construction thereof under the same act. 

Sect. 2. The followino; sums, or such part thereof as may beimprove- 

, , ^ .,'-, , !• -iix ments aiitho- 

necessary, are hereby appropnated out ot any money in tnc treas-rized; main- 
ury not otherwise appropriated, for the support and maintenance i,^Jifjiles.°^ 
of said Soldiers' Home from the 16th day of August, 1891, to the 
assembling of the legislature in 1893, viz. : For alterations and 
repairs upon the farmhouse at said home, and fitting and fur- 
nishing the same for a hospital ; for removing and repairing the 
barn on said premises, and fitting it for use ; for laying out 



316 



Chapters 20, 21. 



Orders to be 
drawn. 



Takes effect. 



[1891. 



roads, walks, and flower-plats, concreting roads, walks, court, 
etc., planting trees and shubbery, and otherwise embellishing 
the grounds; and for insurance, the completion of necessary al- 
terations in and repairs upon the buildings, the sum of five thou- 
sand dollars. For the maintenance of said home and the inmates 
thereof, and other expenses of carrying on the same, in addition 
to such sums as the state may be entitled to receive from the 
general government in aid of the support of disabled soldiers and 
sailors during or for said period, and which the state treasurer is 
hereby authorized to receive and receipt for, the sum of fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The sums so appropriated shall be known as the 
" Soldiers' Home Fund, " and shall be subject to the order of the 
state board of managers, and be drawn upon orders signed by the 
secretary and countersigned by the governor, as provided in the 
act establishing said home. 

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

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT TO MAKE ELECTION DAY A LEGAL HOLIDAY. 
Section 1. Election day made a holiday. 

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

mlfiViMil Section 1. The da}^ of each biennial election in this state 
day. fixed by the constitution is hereby made a legal holiday to all 

intents and purposes in the same manner as other days are now 

made by law legal holidays. 
[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 22, 23. 317 



V 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 79 OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS 
OF 1889, AND OF SECTION 5 OF CHAPTER 92 OF THE GENERAL 
LAWS, RELATING TO PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTING REPORTS OF 
THE SUPERINTENDENT OF PUBLIC INSTRUCTION. 

Section 1. Secretary to procure additional copies of report; how distributed. 

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

Section 1. That the secretary of state be authorized to pro- secretary to 
cure the printing of eighteen hundred copies of the annual re- J^^'^^'j^'J';?^^'?;'^^- 
port of the supeTintend'ent of public instruction, and in addition of Report ;_^ 
to the present distribution of said reports as required by section uted. 
5, chapter 92 of the General Laws, the said superintendent shall 
annually send one copy of the report to the chairman of each 
school board and of each board of education of the several 
towns and cities of the state. 

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 28. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE BUSINESS OF TRUST COMPANIES AND 
OTHER SIMILAR CORPORATIONS. 

Section , Section 

1. Business of certain companies not to 2. Takes effect, 

be connected. I 

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

Section 1. All trust companies, loan and trust companies, Business of 
loan and banking companies, and other similar corporations now''p|^*j^"\f^^t"o 
or hereafter organized under the laws of this state, receiving Reconnected, 
savings deposits, or transacting the business of a savings bank, 
shall conduct that business as a distinct department separate 
from their other business, and that department shall be amena- 
ble to the huvs governing the savings banks of the state. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



318 



Chapter 24. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 24, 



AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF MOOSE, DEER, 

CARIBOU. 



AND 



Section 
1. Moose, deer, and caribou protected; 
penalty. 



Section 

2. Destruction limited; penalty. 

3. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 



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

Court convened : 



Moose, deer, 
and caribou 
protected ; 
penalty. 



Destruction 
limited; pen- 
alty. 



Repealing 
clause; takes 
effect. 



Section 1. If any person shall at any time, except between 
the fifteenth day of September and the first day of iS^ovember, 
hunt, kill, destroy, or capture with dogs any moose, caribou, or 
deer, or between the first day of January and the first day of 
September in any manner hunt, kill, destroy, or capture any 
moose, caribou, or deer, within the limits of this state, he shall 
be fined fifty dollars for every such animal so hunted, killed, de- 
stroyed, or captured, or be imprisoned not exceeding six months, 
or both. 

Sect. 2. If any person during the open season of any year 
shall catch, take, kill, or destroy more than one moose, two car- 
ibou, or three deer, he shall be punished as provided in section 
one of this chapter for every moose, caribou, or deer destroyed 
in excess of said number ; and if any person shall have in his 
possession more than the aforesaid number of moose, caribou, or 
deer, or parts thereof, such possession shall be prima, facie evi- 
dence of having unlawfully killed or destroyed the same. 

Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take efiect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 25, 26. 319 



CHAPTER 25. 

AN ACT TO MAKE THE FIRST MONDAY OF SEPTEMBER, KNOWN AS 
LABOR DAY, A LEGAL HOLIDAY. 

Section 1. Lubor clay made a holidaJ^ 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Bouse of Representatwes in General 
Court convened. : 

Section 1. The first Monday of September in each year, being Labor day 
the day celebrated and known as Labor day, is hereby made a day. 
legal public holiday. Bills of exchange, drafts, promissory 
notes, and contracts maturing and to be executed on said day, 
are payable and to be executed on the Saturday preceding said 
Monday. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 26. 

AN ACT TO PRESERVE THE PURITY OF THE WATER SUPPLY OF THE 
CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

Section [ Section 

1. Lake Massabesic protected; penalty. laud adjacent; in failure to pur- 

2. City of Manchester maj- purchase chase may condemn. 

I 3. Repealing clause; takes eflfect. 

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

Section 1. If any person shall throw, place, leave, or cause Lake Massa- 
to be thrown , placed, or left, any sawdust in Lake Massabesic, edfpj'naify.'^ 
situated in Auburn and Manchester, or in any stream tributary 
thereto, he shall be punished for the first offense by a fine not 
exceeding twenty dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding 
thirty days, or both ; and for any sul)sequent oftense by a fine 
of not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not 
exceeding six months, or both. 

Sect. 2. The board of water commissioners of the city ofcityof Rian- 

•»*■! '11 I'T 1 c 1-1 Chester may 

Manchester is hereby authorized to purchase tor and m the name purchase land 
•of said city of Manchester such land surrounding Lake Alassa- iVvUmc'to pur- 
besic, and along any stream tributary thereto, as said board shall ^Jjjjj'g,",','^^ 
deem necessary for the preservation of the purity of the water 
of said Lake Massabesic, from which the water supply of said 
city of Manchester for domestic purposes is taken; and the ac- 
tion of said board in making any such purchase shall be binding 
■upon said city of Manchester; and in case said board shall not 
be able to secure, on satisfactory terms, by purchase, such land 



320 Chapters 26, 27. [1891. 

as said board deems necessary for the purpose aforesaid, said 
board may, in the name of said city of Manchester, apply to the 
count}' commissioners of the county in which such hind is situ- 
ated, to assess the damages to the owner of such hmd as said 
board desires to acquire for the purpose aforesaid ; and said 
county commissioners shall proceed in the same manner as in 
the assessment of damages for lands taken for public highways, 
and upon payment or tender to the owner of the sum assessed 
by said county commissioners, the title to said land shall vest in 
said city of Manchester ; and the same right of appeal from such 
award of the county commissioners shall exist as in the case of 
lands taken for highways by the action of said commissioners. 
Repeaiiug Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 

effect!' ^ ^^ visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take 
efiect upon its passao'e. 

[Approved Marcirsi, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4, CHAPTER 179 OF THE GENE- 
RAL LAWS, RELATING TO FISH LAWS, VIOLATIONS AND PENALTIES. 

Section l. Time changed for catching fresh-water salmon. 

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

ftTeatcMnf' ^ SECTION 1. That sectiou 4, chapter 179 of the General Laws, 
f'^e^^^atei" be amended by inserting after the words " fresh-water salmon " 
the words " between the thirtieth day of kSeptember in an}- year 
and the fifteenth day of April next following," or so that said 
section as amended will read : " Section 4. It shall not be law- 
ful for any person to take, catch, kill, or have in his possession 
any land-locked or fresh- water salmon between the thirtieth day 
of September in any year and the fifteenth day of April next 
following ; or lake trout, brook or speckled trout in or from any 
of the waters of this state between the thirtieth day of Septem- 
ber of any year and the first day of May next following (except 
that lake trout maybe taken with single hook and line only dur- 
ing the months of January, February, March, and April), and 
any person so oftending shall be fined not more than fifty dollars 
for each fish so taken or had in possession, or imprisoned not 
more than six months, or both : provided, however, it shall not be 
lawful at any season of the year for any person to take, catch, 
kill, or have in possession at any one time more than ten pounds 
of the fish known as brook or speckled trout, nor shall any such 
be transported except in the possession of the owner thereof, 
under a penalty of fifty dollars for the oftense, and five dollars 



1891.] Chapters 27, 28. 321 

for every pound of brook or speckled trout so taken, caught, 
killed, in possession, or transported in excess of ten pounds by 
any one person ; and all such fish transported or in possession in 
violation of this section may be seized on complaint, and shall 
be forfeited to the prosecutor. Any person having in his pos- 
session more than ten pounds of such fish shall be deemed to 
have taken them in violation of this section." 
[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 28 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF TROUT OR SALMON FROM CER- 
TAIN BROOKS FLOWING INTO PLEASANT POND IN THE TOWN OF 
NEW LONDON. 



Section 
1. Trout and salmon fishing in Pleasant 
pond prohibited. 



Section 
2. Penalty. 



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

Section 1. It shall not be lawful to catch or take, in any i^^'^^^i- ^^^^ "gli'Ji^,^'^^' 
ner, any trout or salmon from the brooks flowing into Pleasant in Pleasant 
pond in the town of New London, and known as Chandler hibited^.*^' 
brook. Gay brook. Great brook, White brook, and Red brook, 
for the term of five years. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating this law shall be fined ten dol- Penalty, 
lars for each oftense, or shall be imprisoned not exceeding thirty 
days, or both ; and the having in possession, by any person, of 
any trout or salmon, fishing tackle or fishing apparatus in the 
vicinity of said brooks, shall be prima facie evidence of a violation 
of this law. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take eft'ect ujion its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 

3 



322 Chapters 29, 30. [1891. 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT FOR THE PRESERVATION OF SMELTS. 



Section 



1. Smelt flsliing in Piscataqua river 
prolnbited ; penalty. 



Section 
2. Proviso. 



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

^n piscata"ui SECTION 1. That from and after the passage of this act no per- 
river proiiib- SOU shall catch any of the fish called smelts in the waters of the 
itet , pena y. pigQataqua river, or in any of the bays, coves, creeks, or branches 
thereof within this state, where the tide ebbs and flows, between 
the first day of April and the first day of July inclusive of each 
year ; and every person violating the provisions of this act shall 
forfeit and pay for every such offense the sum of one hundred 
dollars, one half to the use of the complainant, and the other 
half to the use of the county. 
Proviso. Sect. 2. Provided, however, that nothing in this act shall be so 

construed as to prevent the use of weirs or nets for the capture 
or taking of shad or alewives, the meshes whereof are sufli- 
ciently large to permit the free ingress and egress of the before- 
mentioned fish commonly known as smelts. 
[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 56 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1889, RELATING TO FISHING IN CERTAIN TRIBUTARIES OF 
NEWFOUND LAKE. 

Section 1. Time in which minnows may be taken extended. 

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

Time in which SECTION 1. That section 3, chapter 56 of the Laws of 1889, 
maTbe^taken be amended by striking out the words " October " and " No- 
extended, vember " and inserting instead thereof the words " IlTovember, 
December, January, and February," so that said section as 
amended will read : " Section 3. ISTothing in this act shall be 
construed to prevent the taking of minnows for bait during 
the months of jSTovember, December, January, and February of 
any year from said streams." 
[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 31, 32. 323 



CHAPTER 31. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF TROUT, LAND-LOCKED 
SALMON, AND BLACK BASS IN SUNAPEE LAKE. 



Section 
1. Fish screens at Sunapee lake. 
3. Taking certain fisli prohibited. 



Section 

3. Penalty. 

4. Repealing clause; lakes effect. 



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

Section 1. The iish and game commissioners are hereby au- rish screens 
thorized to erect a screen at the outlet of Sunapee lake to pre- uike^'^^^'^^ 
vent the escape of trout, sahnon, and black bass from said lake. 

Sect. 2. It shall not be lawful for any person to kill, destroy. Taking cer- 
or have in possession from the waters of Sunapee lake any trout MbltefL ^'■^' 
known as brook or speckled trout, Loch Leven trout, or rainbow 
trout of a length of less than ten inches, or any black bass of a 
length of less than eight inches. 

Sect. 3. Any person violating this act shall be fined live dol- Penalty. 
lars for each fish so killed, destroyed, or had in possession, or by 
imprisonment not exceeding thirty days. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take efiect on its passage. effecif ' ^^'^^^ 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 32. 

AN ACT TO ENLARGE THE STATE BOARD OF AGRICULTURE BY MAK- 
ING THE GOVERNOR AN EX-OFFICIO MEMBER OF SAID BOARD. 

Section , Section 

1. The Governor member of board ex 2. Repealing clause. 

officio. I 3. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That the governor shall be, ex officio, member of xhe governor 
the state board of agriculture. boa"*d IJ oiffcjo. 

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

Sect. 3. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



324 



Chapter 33. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A NEW APPORTIONMENT FOR THE ASSESS- 
MENT OF PUBLIC TAXES. 



Section 
1. Proportion of every $1,000 to each 
town. 



Section 
2. Continues until otherwise ordered. 



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

every $/ooo to SECTION 1. That of every thousaiid dollars of public taxes here- 
each town, after to be raised, the proportion which each town and place 
shall pay, and for which the treasurer of the state is hereby 
authorized to issue his warrant, shall be as follows, to wit : 



Rockingham County, — $134.39. 

Bockingham. ^^kiuson, One dollar and twenty-nine cents. 
Auburn, one dollar and forty-two cents, 
Brentwood, one dollar and forty-four cents, 
Candia, two dollars and thirty-six cents, 
Chester, two dollars and fifteen cents, 
Danville, ninety-two cents, 
Deerfield, two dollars and eighty-seven cents, 
Derry, five dollars and five cents. 
East Kingston, ninety-nine cents, 
Epping, three dollars and thirty-eight cents, 
Exeter, twelve dollars and seventy-nine cents, 
Fremont, one dollar and twenty cents, 
Greenland, one dollar and ninety-nine cents, 
Hampstead, one dollar and ninety-three cents, 
Hampton, two dollars and eighty-four cents, 
Hampton Falls, one dollar and thirty-two cents, 
Kensington, one dollar and twenty cents, 
Kingston, one dollar and sixty-four cents, 
Londonderry, three dollars and thirty-six cents, 
Newcastle, one dollar, 
JSTewington, one dollar and nine cents, 
E'ewmarket, five dollars and sixty cents, 
Fewton, one dollar and fifty-five cents, 
ISTorth Hampton, two dollars and seventy-eight cents, 
Northwood, two dollars and eighty-seven cents, 
Nottingham, one dollar and eighty-five cents, 
Plaistow, one dollar and thirty-eight cents, 
Portsmouth, forty-eight dollars and twenty-five cents, 
Raymond, one dollar and eighty-nine cents, 
Rye, three dollars and ninety cents, 
Salem, two dollars and fifty-five cents, 
Sandown, eighty-three cents, 
Seabrook, one dollar and fifteen cents, 



$1.29 
1.42 
1.44 
2.36 
2.15 
.92 
2.87 
6.05 
.99 
3.38 

12.79 
1.20 
1.99 

1..93 
2 84 



•32 
■ 20 
•64 
.36 
•00 
1.09 
5.60 
1.55 
2.78 
2.87 
1.85 
1.38 
18.25 
1.89 
3.90 
2.55 
.83 
1.15 



1891.] 



Chapter 



325 



South Hampton, eighty-nine cents, $0.89 

South Newmarket, two dollars and thirty-eight cents, 2.38 

Strathara, two dollars and sixty-two cents, 2.62 

"Windham, one dollar and sixty-seven cents, 1.67 

Strafford County, — $107.80. 

Barrington, two dollars and seventy-four cents, $2.74 straff ora. 

Dover, forty-five dollars and five cents, 45.05 

Durham, three dollars and twenty-two cents, 3.22 

Farmington, eight dollars and four cents, 8.04 

Lee, one dollar and eighty-seven cents, 1.87 

Madbury, one dollar and fifty-two cents, 1.52 

Middleton, sixty-one cents, .61 

Milton, three dollars and twenty-seven cents, 3.27 

New Durham, one dollar and twenty-four cents, 1.24 

Rochester, seventeen dollars and forty-two cents, 17.42 

Rollinsford, six dollars and twelve cents, 6.12 
Somersworth, fourteen dollars and twenty-three cents, 14.23 

Strafford, two dollars and forty-seven cents, 2.47 

Carroll County, — $29.15. 

Albany, forty-one cents, $0.41 cairoii. 

Bartlett, one dollar and twenty-six cents, 1.26 

Brookfield, sixty -five cents, .65 

Chatham, thirty-six cents, .36 

Conway, three dollars and fifty-three cents, 3.53 

Eaton, fifty-six cents, .56 

Etfingham, ninety-two cents, .92 

Freedom, one dollar and fifty-seven cents, 1.57 

Hart's Location, twelve cents, .12 

Jackson, ninety-four cents, ,94 

Madison, seventy-three cents, .73 

Moultonborough, one dollar and sixty-one cents, 1.61 

Ossipee, two"dollars and fifty-seven cents, 2.57 

Sandwich, two dollars and twenty-five cents, 2.25 

Tamworth, one dollar and seventy-one cents, 1.71 

Tuftonborough, one dollar and fifteen cents, 1.15 

Wakefield, three dollars and twenty-four cents, 3.24 

Wolfeborough, five dollars and fifty-seven cents, 5.57 

Belknap County, — $45.55. 

Alton, two dollars and ninety-three cents, $2.93 Beiknap. 

Barnstead, two dollars and sixty-six cents, 2.66 

Belmont, two dollars and eighty cents, 2.80 

Oenter Harbor, one dollar and twenty-four cents, 1.24 

Gilford, seven dollars and thirty-three cents, 7.33 

Gilmanton, two dollars and eighty-seven cents, 2.87 

Laconia, twelve dollars and ninety-four cents, 12.94 

Meredith, three dollars and ninety-one cents, 3.91 

New Hampton, one dollar and seventy cents, 1.70 



326 Chapter 33. [1891, 

Sanbornton, two dollars and forty cents, $2.40 

Tilton, four dollars and seventj^-seven cents, 4.77 

Mereimack County, — $145.79. 

Merrimack. Allenstown, three dollars and one cent, $3.01 

Andover, two dollars and sixtj'-two cents, 2.62 

Boscawen, three dollars and fifty-seven cents, 3.57 

Bow, two dollars and forty-eight cents, 2.48 

Bradford, two dollars and forty-one cents, 2.41 

Canterburj^ two dollars and sixty-three cents, 2.63 

Chichester, one dollar and eighty-one cents, 1.81 

Concord, sixty-three dollars and thirty cents, 63.30 

Danbury, one dollar and thirty-eight cents, 1.38 

Dunbarton, two dollars and twenty-six cents, 2.26 

Epsom, two dollars and three cents, 2.03 

Franklin, twelve dollars and sixty-seven cents, 12.67 

Henniker, three dollars and seventy-six cents, 3.76 

Hill, one dollar and two cents, 1.02 

Hooksett, three dollars and seventy-five cents, 3.75 

Hopkinton, five dollars and forty-two cents, 5.42 

Loudon, three dollars and twenty cents, 3.20 

Newbur}', one dollar and fifty cents, 1.50 

'New London, one dollar and eighty-one cents, 1.81 

Northfield, two dollars and fifty-three cents, 2.53 

Pembroke, six dollars and fifteen cents, 6.15 

Pittsfield, five dollars and eighty cents, 5.80 

Salisbury, one dollar and sixty-nine cents, 1.69 

Sutton, one dollar and eighty-four cents, 1.84 

"Warner, three dollars and ninety-one cents, 3.91 

Webster, one dollar and sevent^^-four cents, 1.74 

Wilmot, one dollar and fifty cents, 1.50 

Hillsborough County, — $279.32. 

Hillsborough. Amherst, three dollars and ninety-nine cents, $3.99 
Antrim, three dollars and seven cents, 3.07 
Bedford, three dollars and twenty-five cents, 3.25 
Bennington, one dollar and thirty- two cents, 1.32 
Brookline, one dollar and forty-four cents, 1.44 
Deering, one dollar and twelve cents, 1.12 
Francestown, two dollars and fifty-one cents, 2.51 
Goftstown, six dollars and sixty cents, 6.60 
Greenfield, one dollar and sixty-four cents, 1.64 
Greenville, three dollars, 3.00 
Hancock, one dollar and ninety-two cents, 1.92 
Hillsborough, five dollars and thirteen cents, 5.13 
Hollis, three dollars and fifty-two cents, 3.52 
Hudson, three dollars and forty-eight cents, 3.48 
Litchfield, one dollar and fifty-two cents, 1.52 
Lj'ndeborough, one dollar and forty-two cents, 1.42 
Manchester, one hundred and thirty-one dollars and twenty- 
three cents, "^ 131.23 



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Chapter 33. 



327 



Mason, one dollar and forty-seven cents, 
Merrimack, three dollars and forty-one cents, 
Milford, ten dollars and twenty-nine cents, 
Mont Vernon, one dollar and forty-eight cents, 
Nashua, tifty-eight dollars and forty-three cents, 
New Boston, three dollars and fifty-one cents, 
New Ipswich, two dollars and sixty-two cents, 
Pelham, two dollars and twenty-eight cents, 
Peterborough, eight dollars and forty-six cents, 
Sharon, thirty-one cents, 
Temple, ninety-four cents, 
Weare, four dollars and twenty-five cents, 
Wilton, five dollars and fifty-one cents, 
Windsor, twentv cents. 



$1.47 

3.41 

10.29 

1.48 

58.43 

3.51 

2.62 

2.28 

8.46 

.31 

.94 

4.25 

5.51 

.20 



Cheshire CoUxNty,— $97.90. 

Alstead, two dollars and seventy-seven cents, 
Chesterfield, three dollars and sixteen cents, 
Dublin, two dollars and thirty-four cents, 
Fitzwilliam, t.M^o dollars and seventy-two cents, 
Gilsum, one dollar and sixty-six cents, 
Harrisville, one dollar and sixty-nine cents, 
Hinsdale, four dollars and ninety-six cents, 
Jafifrey, four dollars and sixty-four cents, 
Xeene, thirty-six dollars and twenty-five cents, 
Marlborough, three dollars and fifty-eight cents, 
Marlow, two dollars and thirty-seven cents. 
Nelson, eighty-eight cents, 
Eichmond, one dollar and twenty-one cents, 
Eindge, two dollars and eighty-four cents, 
Roxbury, thirty-eight cents, 
Stoddard, ninety-nine cents, 
Sullivan, one dollar and three cents, 
Surry, eighty-four cents, 
Swanzey, four dollars and seventeen cents, 
Troy, two dollars and nineteen cents, 
Walpole, seven dollars and forty-three cents, 
Westmoreland, two dollars and ninet}^ cents, 
Winchester, six dollars and ninety cents. 



$2.77 Cheshire. 

3.16 
2.34 
2.72 
1.66 
1.69 
4.96 
4.64 
36.25 
3.58 
2.37 

.88 
1.21 
2.84 

.38 

.99 
1.03 

.84 
4.17 
2.19 
7.43 
2.90 
6.90 



Sullivan County, 



t2.44. 



Acworth, one dollar and eighty-nine cents, 
Charlestown, four dollars and fifty-three cents, 
Claremont, thirteen dollars and sixty-five cents, 
Cornish, two dollars and fifteen cents, 
Croydon, ninety-one cents, 
Goshen, seventy-eight cents, 
Grantham, seventy-two cents, 
Langdon, one dollar and twenty-six cents, 
Lempster, ninety-three cents, 



$1.89 Sullivan. 

4.53 

13.65 

2.15 

.91 

.78 

.72 

1.26 

.93 



328 Chapter 33. [1891. 

ISTewport, seven dollars and ninety- seven cents, $7.97 

Plainfield, two dollars and fifty-seven cents, 2.57 

Springfield, seventy-six cents, .76 

Sunapee, one dollar and sixty-one cents, 1.61 

Unity, one dollar and twenty-five cents, 1.25 

Washington, one dollar and forty-six cents, 1.46 

Grafton County, — $81.82. 



Grafton. 



Alexandria, one dollar and eleven cents, $1.11 

Ashland, two dollars and eighteen cents, 2.18 

Bath, two dollars and twenty-one cents, 2.21 

Benton, thirty-nine cents, .39 

Bethlehem, three dollars and sixteen cents, 3.16 

Bridgewater, sixty-four cents, .64 

Bristol, three dollars and eighty cents, 3.80 

Campton, one dollar and seventy-one cents, 1.71 

Canaan, two dollars and sixty-four cents, 2.64 

Dorchester, forty-eight cents, .48 

Easton, forty-eight cents, .48 

Ellsworth, fourteen cents, .14 

Enfield, three dollars and fifty-two cents, 3.52 

Franconia, one dollar and sixty-five cents, 1.65 

Grafton, one dollar and seventy cents, 1.70 

Groton, sixty-one cents, .61 

Hanover, five dollars and eighty-three cents, 5.83 

Haverhill, five dollars and twenty-two cents, 5.22 

Hebron, forty-four cents, .44 

Holderness, one dollar and three cents, 1.03 

LandafiT, one dollar and fourteen cents, 1.14 

Lebanon, eleven dollars and twenty cents, 11.20 

Lincoln, twenty-four cents, .24 

Lisbon, four dollars and fifty-one cents, 4.51 

Littleton, seven dollars and twenty-seven cents, 7.27 

Livermore, twenty-seven cents, .27 

Lyman, eighty-one cents, .81 

Lyme, two dollars and thirty-eight cents, 2.38 

Monroe, one dollar and one cent, 1.01 

Orange, twenty-nine cents, .29 

Orford, one dollar and eighty-eight cents, 1.88 

Piermont, one dollar and forty-seven cents, 1.47 

Plymouth, four dollars and thirty-five cents, 4.35 

Rumney, one dollar and sixty-three cents, 1.63 

Thornton, seventy-eight cents, .78 

Warren, one dollar and sixty-one cents, 1.61 

Waterville, thirteen cents, .13 

Wentworth, one dollar and fourteen cents, 1.14 

Woodstock, seventy-seven cents, .77 



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329 



Coos County, — $35.84. 



Berlin, three dollars and eeventj-five cents, 

Carroll, one dollar and twenty-seven cents, 

Clarksville, forty-six cents, 

Colebrook, three dollars and forty-five cents, 

Columbia, one dollar and nine cents, 

Dalton, sixty-nine cents, 

Dummer, fifty-four cents, 

Errol, forty cents, 

Gorham, one dollar and ninety-seven cents, 

Jefferson, one dollar and twenty-three cents, 

Lancaster, six dollars and twenty-four cents, 

Milan, one dollar and seven cents, 

Northumberland, one dollar and ninety-seven cents, 

Pittsburg, one dollar and nineteen cents, 

Randolph, twenty-six cents, 

Shelburne, fifty-seven cents, 

Stark, one dollar and eleven cents, 

Stewartstown, one dollar and forty -five cents, 

Stratford, one dollar and eighty-eight cents, 

Wentworth's Location, eleven cents, 

Whitefield, two dollars and eighty-seven cents, 

Bean's Grant, two cents. 

Bean's Purchase, twenty-three cents, 

Cambridge, nineteen cents, 

Chandler's Purchase, one cent, 

Crawford's Purchase, eleven cents, 

Cutts' Grant, three cents, 

Dixville, ten cents, 

Dix's Grant, three cents, 

Erving's Grant, two cents, 

Gilmanton and Atkinson Academy Grant, eleven cents, 

Green's Grant, twenty-one cents, 

Kilkenny, fifteen cents, 

Low & Burbank's Grant, eight cents, 

Martin's Location, two cents, 

Millsfield, fifteen cents, 

Odell, twenty-three cents, 

Pinkham's Grant, two cents, 

Sargent's Purchase, eleven cents. 

Second College Grant, fifteen cents. 

Success, nineteen cents, 

Thompson & Meserve's Purchase, eleven cents, 

Sect. 2. The same shall be the proportion of assessment 



13.75 Coos. 
127 

.46 
3.45 
1.09 

.69 

.54 

.40 
1.97 
1.23 
6.24 
1.07 
L97 
L19 

.26 

.57 
1.11 
1.45 
1.88 

.11 
2.87 

.02 

.23 

.19 

.01 

.11 

.03 

.10 

.03 

.02 

.11 

.21 

.15 

.08 

.02 

.15 

.23 

.02 

.11 

.15 

.19 

.11 

of Continues un- 



all public taxes until a new apportionment shall be made and oniereaT^^^ 
established, and the treasurer for the time being shall issue his 
warrant accordingly. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



330 



Chapters 34, 35. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 34. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FISHING IN STINSON BROOK, IN ELLSWORTH, 
FOR THE TERM OF FIVE YEARS. 



Section 

1. Fishing in Stiuson brook prohibited. 

2. Penalty. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



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



Fishing in 
Stinson brook 
prohibited. 



Penaltj'. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. It shall not be lawful to catch or take, in any man- 
ner, any fish from the stream known as Stinson brook, or any of 
its tributaries that empty into Stiuson lake from the Glen ponds, 
or Three ponds, so called, for the term of five j^ears, said brook 
being situated in the towns of Ellsworth and Rumney, in the 
state of ISTew Hampshire. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating this law shall be fined ten dol- 
lars for each offense, or be imprisoned not exceeding sixty days, 
or both, and the having in possession any trout or salmon, fishing 
tackle or fishing apparatus, by any person in the immediate 
vicinity of said brook, shall be prima facie evidence of a viola- 
tion of this law. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 35. 

AN ACT TO ENCOURAGE THE IMPORTATION OF GAME BIRDS NOT NOW 
EXISTING IN THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND TO PROTECT 
THE SAME FROM DESTRUCTION. 



Section 
1. Certain birds protected; penalty. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Certain birds 
protected ; 
penalty. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. If any person shall at any time prior to October 
1, 1896, take, kill, or destroy any game or song bird of any spe- 
cies not now to be found in the state but which may be brought 
into the state prior to said October 1, 1896, he shall be fined ten 
dollars for each bird so taken, killed, or destroyed, or imprisoned 
not exceeding thirty days, or both. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 36, 37. 331 



CHAPTER 36. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE REGISTER OF PROBATE 
OF STRAFFORD COUNTY. 

Section i Section 

1. Salary increased. 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. The animal salary of the register of probate of fifcrelseci. 
Strafford county shall hereafter be eight handred dollars, paya- 
ble at the same time and subject to the same conditions as now 
provided by law. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTERS 7. 

AN ACT TO FURTHER AMEND SECTION 6, CHAPTER 99 OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, AS AMENDED IN THE SESSION LAWS OF 1881. 

Section i section 

1. Allowance for rent of armories in- | o_ Takes effect, 
creased. j 

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

Section 1. That said section be amended by striking out the^^'io'«'ancefor 
word " one " in the second line of said section and inserting in rfes'incS-''" 
place thereof the word " two," so that said section shall read : '''^■ 
" Section 6. The necessary expense for the rent of an armory 
for each volunteer company of infantry, not exceeding two 
hundred dollars a year, and for each regimental l)and-"i-oom, 
not exceeding seventy-five dollars each year, and for an 
armory and gun-house of each troop of cavalry, platoon, or 
battery of light artillery, not exceeding one hundred and fifty 
dollars a year, and for each battalion, regimental or bricrade 
headquarters, not exceeding one hundred dollars a year, shall be 
allowed by the governor, and paid on his order by the adjutant- 
general to the commander of each brigade, regiment, battalion, 
troop, battery, platoon, or company." 

Sect. 2. this act shall take effect on its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



332 



Chapter 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 38. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO AID FURNISHED TO INDIGENT SOLDIERS, 
AND PROVIDING FOR ENTRANCE TO THE SOLDIERS' HOME IN 
CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 

1. Laws repealed. 

2. Soldiers and sailors to be supported 

at their homes; proviso. 



Section 

3. Commissioners and overseers may 

require application for admission 
to Soldiers' Home in certain cases. 

4. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 



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



Laws 
repealed. 



Soldiers and 



Section 1. Chapter 41 of the Session Laws of 1885, entitled 
" An act for the relief of poor persons who have served in the 
army or navy of the United States and their dependent fami- 
lies," and chapter 45 of the Session Laws of 1887 in amendment 
of said act, are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. Whenever any person, resident in this state, who 
lupportlVal; unlisted in the quota of this state, and was reckoned and served 
their homes; as a soldier or sailor from New Hampshire in the army or navy 
pioMso. of the United States, in the War of the l\el)ellion, and who re- 
ceived an honorable discharge, not being- under guardianship or 
legal restraint, shall become poor and unable to provide main- 
tenance for himself and dependent family, such person, his 
wife, widow, or minor children, or such of said children as are 
unable to maintain themselves, shall be supported at the public 
expense in the town or city of their abode, at their own home or 
such place other than a town or county almshouse as the over- 
seers of the poor or the county commissioners shall deem right 
and proper : provided, that no person shall receive aid under the 
provisions of this act unless he has resided in this state three 
years or more before making application for such aid ; and 
provided, that any pei'son applying for such aid shall, when re- 
quested, furnish to the county commissioners or the overseers of 
the poor the certificate of a reputable physician, resident in the 
county in which he lives, that he is incapacitated to perform 
manual labor ; and j;roy?(ie(i, that no person shall, while receiving 
aid under the provisions of this act, use intoxicating liquors to an 
extent which will render him incapable of working at his usual 
occupation ; and provided, that any person receiving aid under 
the provisions of this act, who receives a pension from the 
United States government, shall, while receiving such aid, 
apply such pension to the support of himself and dependent 
family, and shall, when requested, furnish to the overseers of the 
poor or the county commissioners satisfactory proof that such 
pension has been so applied ; and provided, that no person re- 
ceiving aid under the provisions of this act shall sell any articles 



1891.] 



Chapters 38, 39. 



333 



furnished him, nor exchange them for intoxicating liquors, nor 
share any such aid with any persons other than those above 
named as being entitled to the benefit of this act. Neglect by 
any person apph-ing for or receiving aid under the provisions of 
this act to comply with the foregoing provisions and conditions 
shall relieve the town or county liable for such person's support 
from the provisions of this act so far as such person is con- 
cerned, and such person may be supported at the town or county 
almshouse. 

Sect. 3. The county commissioners, or the overseers of the commission- 

^ • • . Qvs finci over- 

poor ot any town, may require any person applying for aid under seers may ra- 
the provisions of this act, who is eligible for admission, to make uonlor'atV-'^l" 
application for admission to the New Hampshire Soldiers' Home, g^f^^/^^'g,*''^ , 
in case he has no family or settled place of abode, whenever in H9me in cer- 
their discretion they deem it best ; and if such person refuses to 
make such application, or, if admitted, refuses to go to said 
Soldiers' Home, the county or the town shall be relieved from 
the provisions of this act so far as such person is concerned, and 
he may be supported at the county or town almshouse. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the Repealing 
provisions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall takeeffe"c1!' *"^^^ 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 39. 



AN ACT TO PREVENT THE SALE OF ADULTERATED 
AND OTHER ARTICLES. 



FOODS, DRUGS, 



Section 

1. Sale of adulterated drugs, food, etc., 

prohibited. 

2. Adulteration of drugs defined. 

3. Adulteration of food defined. 

4. Penalty. 

5. Duties of board of health; analyses. 

6. Samples for analysis to be furnished. 



Section 

7. When proceedings are authorized. 

8. Penalty for interference or obstruc- 

tion. 

9. Preservation and delivery of samples. 

10. Duties of board of health. 

11. Annual report of board. 

12. Repealing clause; takes efl'ect. 



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



Section 1. No person shall sell, or offer for sale, any adul- saic of adul- 
terated drug or substance to be used in the manner of medicine food! etcl' pro- 
taken internally or applied externally, or any adulterated article ''iiJit^'i- ' 
of food or substance to be used in the manner of food or drink. 

Sect. 2. If any drug or substance used for medicine sold Adulteration 
under a name recognized by the United States Pharmacopccia, fl^,ed"^^ ''^■ 
or under a name not recognized in that work, but found in some 



334 



Chapter 39. 



[1891. 



Adultei-ation 
of food de- 
lined. 



Penalty. 



Duties of 
board of 
health; analy- 
ses. 



Samples for 
analysis to be 
furnished. 



When pro- 
ceedings are 
authorized. 



Penalty for 
interference 
or obstruc- 
tion. 



other pharmacopoeia, or other standard work of materia medica, 
differs materially from the standard of strength, quality, or 
purity laid down in such work, or contains less of the active 
principle than is contained in the genuine article weight for 
weight, or falls below the professed standard under which it is 
sold, it shall be deemed to be adulterated within the meaning of 
this act. 

Sect. 3. If any food or substance to be eaten or used in the 
manner of food or drink contains a less quantity of any valuable 
constituent than is contained in the genuine article weight for 
weight, or contains any substance foreign to the well-known 
article under whose name it is sold, or is colored, coated, 
polished, or powdered, whereby damage is concealed, or contains 
any added poisonous ingredient, or consists wholly or partly of 
any decomposed, putrid, or diseased substance, whether 
manufactured or not, or has become offensive or injured from 
age or improper care, it shall be deemed to be adulterated wnthin 
the meaning of this act. 

Sect. 4. Whoever fraudulently adulterates for the purpose of 
sale any article of food or drink, drug or medicine, or knowingly 
sells any fraudulently adulterated article of food or drink, drug 
or medicine, or any kind of diseased or unwholesome provisions 
as defined in this act, shall be imprisoned not exceeding one 
year, or be fined not exceeding four hundred dollars to be re- 
covered by indictment for use of the county in which the offense 
was committed. 

Sect. 5. The state board of health shall take cognizance of 
the interests of the public health relating to the sale of drugs 
and foods and the adulteration of the same, and shall make all 
necessary investigations and inquiries in reference thereto, and 
the analytical work required under the provisions of this act 
shall be made by the United States Experimental Station and 
E"ew Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. 

Sect. 6. Every person offering or exposing for sale any drug 
or article of food within the meaning of this act, shall furnish to 
any analyst, or other officer duly appointed for the purpose, who 
shall apply to him for the same, and tender him its value in 
money, a sample sufiicient for the purpose of the analysis of any 
such drug or article of food which is in his possession. 

Sect. 7. Any person who has reason to doubt the purity or 
genuineness of any article of food which he has purchased, may 
send at his own expense a sealed sample of it to the state board 
of health for inspection. If upon examination the article appears 
to be adulterated, said board may obtain a certified sample of it 
by whatever way seems best to them, and should this sample 
prove to be adulterated, the board shall begin proceedings at once 
against the vendor of the article. 

Sect. 8. Whoever hinders, obstructs, or in any way interferes 
with any inspector, analyst, or other officer appointed here- 
under in the performance of his duty, shall be punished by fine 
not exceeding fifty dollars for the first offense, and one hundred 
dollars for each subsequent ofl'ense. 



1891.] 



Chapters 39, 40. 



335 



Sect. 9. Before commencing the analysis of any sample, the vresewation 
analyst shall reserve a portion, which shall be sealed ; and in orsanipies.^ 
case of a complaint against any person, part of the reserved por- 
tion of the sample alleged to be adulterated shall, upon applica- 
tion, be delivered to the defendant or his attorney, and part of 
the reserved portion of the sample shall be delivered to the 
secretary of the state board of health. 

Sect. 10. The state board of health shall adopt such measures Duties of 
as it may deem necessary to facilitate the enforcement of this health^ 
act, and for the collecting and examining of drugs and foods, 
articles of clothing, fabrics, wall-paper, or anything containing 
poisonous pigments or substances whereby the health of any 
person wearing or using the same may be injured. 

Sect. 11. Said board of health shall report annually to the Annual report 

• of Dourd 

governor and council the number and kind of samples examined, 
together with the results of such examination, the number of 
prosecutions made under this act, and an itemized account of all 
money expended in carrying out the provisions thereof. 

Sect. 12. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its effect.' 
passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 40. 



AN ACT TO CONSTITUTE A STATE BOARD OF CATTLE COMMISSIONERS. 



Skction 

1. Board created. 

2. Duties of board; proviso. 

3. Rules of investigation to be made and 

approved by the governor. 

4. Penalty for obstructing board or its 

agents. 

5. Penalty for concealment of informa- 

tion. 

6. Quarantine in certain cases. 

7. Transportation of aflfected animals 

proliibited; i)enalty. 



Section 

8. County solicitors shall prosecute. 

9. Secretary to be elected; reports; dis- 

position of record when board is sus- 
pended. 

10. Board may emploj^ veterinarians; 

exjienses provided for. 

11. Governor and council to join in gen- 

eral quarantine. 

12. Expenses to be approved and audited. 

13. Laws repealed. 



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



Section 1. That for the purpose of facilitating and encourag- Board 
ing the live-stock interests of the state of New Hampshire, and *^^'''^'^*^'^" 
for extirpating all infectious and contagious diseases, especially 
tuberculosis, that now are or may be among cattle, a state board 
of cattle commissioners is hereby created, to consist of the sec- 
retary of the state board of agriculture, the master of the state 
grange, and the secretary of the state board of health, who shall 



336 Chapter 40. [1891. 

be charged ^vith the execution of the provisions of this act? 
whose powers and duties shall be those provided for in this act, 
and whose compensation shall be fixed by the governor and 
council. Any vacancies occurring in the board from any cause 
shall be filled by appointment by the governor and council. The 
said commission shall respectively take an oath faithfully to per- 
form the duties of their oifice, and shall immediately organize as 
such commission by the election of one of their number as pres- 
ident thereof, and proceed forthwith to the discharge of the du- 
ties devolved upon them by the provisions of this act. 
^utiesof Sect. 2. That it shall be the duty of the said commissioners 

proviso. to cause investigation to be made as to the existence of tubercu- 
losis, pleuro-pneumonia, foot and mouth disease, and any other 
infectious or contagious diseases among cattle, and such com- 
missioners, or their duly constituted agent, are hereby author- 
ized to enter any premises or places, including stock yards, cars, 
and vessels within any county or part of the state in or at which 
they have reason to believe there exists any such disease, and to 
make search, investigation, and inquiry in regard to the exist- 
ence of said diseases therein. Upon the discovery of the exist- 
ence of any of the said diseases, the said commissioners are 
hereby authorized to give notice, by publication, of the existence 
of such disease and the locality thereof, in such newspapers as 
they may select, and to notify in writing the ofificials or agents of 
any railroad, steamboat, or other transportation company doing 
business in or through such ini'ected locality, of the existence of 
such disease ; and are hereby authorized and required to estab- 
lish and maintain such quarantine of animals, places, premises, 
or localities as they may deem necessary to prevent the spread of 
any such disease, and also to cause a disinterested appraisal of 
the animal or animals affected with the said disease, in accord- 
ance with such rules and regulations by them as hereinafter 
authorized and provided, and also to cause the said animals to be 
destroyed, and to pay the owner or owners thereof one half of 
their value, as determined upon the basis of health before infec- 
tion, out of any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appropri- 
ated : provided, however, that no appraised value shall be more 
than one hundred dollars for an animal killed; and provided, fur- 
ther, that in no case shall compensation be allowed for an animal 
destroyed under the provisions of this act, which may have con- 
tracted or been exposed to such disease in a foreign country, or 
on the high seas, or that may have been brought into this state 
within one year previous to such animal showing evidence of 
such disease ; nor shall compensation be allowed to any owner 
who in person, or by agent, knowingly and willfully conceals the 
existence of such disease, or the fact of exposure thereto, in ani- 
mals of which the person making such concealment, by himself 
or agent, is in whole or in part owner. 
Euicsofin- Sect. 3. That the said commissioners are hereby authorized 

vesligation to ^ , , , -, t i t i i i t ^' 

be made and and required to make, record, and publish rules and regulaticus 

the'govlrnm-. providing for and regulating the agencies, methods, and maiiiier 

of condu'cting the investigations aforesaid, regarding the exist- 



1891.] Chapter 40. 337 

ence of said contagious diseases ; for ascertaining, entering, and 
searching places whore such diseased animals are supposed to 
exist; for ascertaining what animals are so diseased, or have heen 
exposed to contagious diseases; for making, reporting, and re- 
cording descriptions of the said animals so diseased, exposed, or 
destroyed, and for appraising the same, and for making payment 
therefor; and to make all other needful rules and regulations 
which may, in the judgment of the commissioners, be deemed 
requisite to the full and due execution of the provisions of this 
act. All such rules and regulations, before they shall become 
operative, shall be approved by the governor and thereafter pub- 
lished in such manner as may be provided for in such regula- 
tions; and after such publication said rules and regulations shall 
have the force and eifect of laAv, so far as the same are not incon- 
sistent with this act and other laws of the state or the United 
States. 

Sect. 4. That anv person or persons who shall knowingly and Penalty for 

•nj? Hi? " • • J. • 1 • • X' obstructing 

willtuUy refuse permission to said commissioners, or any one of board or its 
them, or their duly constituted agent, to make, or who know-'^^®"^®" 
ingly and w^illfully obstructs said commissioners, or any one of 
them, or their dul}' constituted agent, in making all necessary 
examinations of and as to animals supposed by said commis- 
sioners to be diseased as aforesaid, or in killing the same, or 
who knowingly attempts to prevent said commissioners, or any 
one of them, or their duly constituted agent, from entering upon 
the premises and other places hereinbefore speciiied where any 
of said diseases are by said commissioners supposed to exist, shall 
be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction 
thereof, or of any of the acts in this section prohibited, shall be 
punished by fine not exceeding one hundred dollars, or by im- 
prisonment not exceeding ninety days, or by both fine and im- 
prisonment, at the discretion of the court. 

Sect. 5. That any person who is the ow^ner of, or who is pos- Penalty for 
sessed of any interest in any animal aft'ectecl with any of theofinforma- 
diseases named in section 2 of this act, or an}- person wdio is^^°"" 
agent, common carrier, consignee, or otherwise is charged with 
any duty in regard to any animal so diseased, or exposed to the 
contagion of such disease, or any ofiicer or agent charged with 
any duties under the provisions of this act, who shall knowingly 
conceal the existence of such contagious disease, or the fact of 
such exposure to said contagion, and who shall knowingly and 
willfully fail, within a reasonable time, to report to the said com- 
missioners their knowledge or their information in regard to the 
existence and location of said disease, or of such ex})Osure thereto, 
shall be deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and shall be punisha- 
ble as provided in section 4 of this act. 

Sect. 6. That when the owner of animals, decided under theQ^:;:]'^;'),^^;^'!^*"^ 
provisions of this act, by the proper authority, to be diseased, or 
to have been exposed to contagion, refuses to accept the sum 
authorized to be paid under the appraisement provided for in 
this act, it shall l)e the duty of the commissioners to declare and 
maintain a rigid quarantine as to the animals decided as aforesaid 

4 



338 Chapter 40. [1891. 

to be diseased or to have been exposed to any contagious or in- 
fectious disease, and of the premises or phices where said cattle 
may be found, according to the rules and regulations to be pre- 
scribed by said commissioners, approved by the governor, and 
published as provided in the third section of this act. 
non"oFaffeet- ^ECT. 7. That no person or persons owning or operating any 
ed aiiimais railroad, nor the owner or owners or masters of any steam, sail- 
penalty. ' ing, or other vessels, within the state, shall receive for transpor- 
tation or transport from one part of the state to another part o 
the state, or to bring from any other state or foreign country any 
animals atiected with any of the diseases named in section 2 of 
this act, or that have been exposed to such diseases, especially 
the disease known as tuberculosis, knowing such animals to be 
affected, or to have been exposed thereto ; nor shall any person 
or persons, company or corporation, deliver for such transporta- 
tion to any railroad company or to the master or owner of any 
vessel, any animals, knowing them to be aifected with or to 
have been exposed to any of said diseases ; nor shall any person 
or persons, company or corporation, drive on foot, or transport 
in private conveyance, from one part of the state to another 
part of the state, any animal, knowdng the same to be affected 
W'itli or to have been exposed to any of said diseases. Any per- 
son or persons violating the provisions of this section shall be 
deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction thereof 
shall be punished by line not exceeding the sum of two hundred 
dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or by 
both fine and imprisonment. 
County foiici- Sect. 8. That it shall be the dutv of the several county so- 

tors siiaii ,. . Ti • 1 • "^ !> ^ • 1 • 1 1 11 1 

prosecute. licitors to prosecute all violations of this act which shall be 
brought to their notice or knowledge by any person making the 
complaint under oath; and the same shall be heard in the 
su])reme court. 
Secretary to Sect. 9. That the said commissioners are hereby authorized 
reports; dis- to appoint or clcct 0116 of their number as secretary of said 
?ecord when board, wlio sliall reccive a reasonable compensation for his ser- 
^ended^ *"^' ^^'^^^ during the time in wdiich, under the provisions of this act, 
the services of the said commissioners sliall be required. The 
said commissioners shall make and preserve a full record of all 
rules and regulations promulgated under the provisions of this 
act, of all payments and expenses hereunder incurred, and all 
other transactions performed by said commissioners in the dis- 
charge of their duties as herein provided; and the said commis- 
sioners shall, on or before the first Wednesday in January of 
each year, during their continuance in service, and at other 
times as they may deem conducive to the public interests, or as 
they may be required to do by the governor of the state, report 
to said governor full and accurate accounts of their expendi- 
tures, and other proceedings under the provisions of this act, 
and of the condition of said diseases, if any, in the state, to be 
commlinicated by him to the legislature. Whenever the func- 
tions of said commission shall be suspended or terminated, it 
shall turn over to the secretary of state all its books, papers, 



1891.] Chapter 40. 339 

records, and other efFects, taking his receipt therefor, and he 
shall remain the custodian of the same until such time as the 
functions of said commission may be restored. 

Sect. 10. Tliat the commissioners shall have power, and are Board may 
hereby authorized to employ skilled veterinarians, and such f,"u-iansl^ex!*" 
other agents and employes as they may deem necessary to (i^^ry ^f^^^^^^^^*^- 
into effect the provisions of this act, and to fix the compensa- 
tion of the person or persons so employed, and to terminate 
such employment at their discretion; and they are authorized 
to make such expenditures as may be needed for the actiial 
and necessary traveling expenses of themselves and their said 
employes, stationery, expenses of disinfecting premises, cars, and 
other places, destroying diseased and exposed animals, and pay- 
ing for the same, and such other expenses and expenditures as 
they may find to be actually necessary to carry into effect prop- 
erly the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 11. That at any time, should it become an actual neces- ^"'^'^^l^?'' *'^"i 

-,1 ''. ' . -- . - . council to 

sity to declare a quarantine against any or all animals entering join in gen- 
within the borders of the state, for the public health and safety, tiife.*^'^^^'^^" 
it shall be the duty of said commission to confer with the gov- 
ernor and council, and the}^ may adopt measures to prevent the 
spread of infectious and contagious diseases in the state, to re- 
main in force until the safety of the state and the approval of 
the commission and the governor and council allow the repeal 
of said measures of quarantine. 

Sect. 12. That all bills and expenses incurred under the pro- Expenses to 
visions of this act shall be approved by the commission and and audite^^ 
audited by the governor and council, and the expenditures shall 
not exceed ten thousand dollars in any one year, to be paid from 
the state treasury, on the order of the governor, out of any 
moneys not otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 13. That chapter 93, Laws of 1889, and all other acts Laws 
and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. ^®p®* ® 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



340 Chapters 41, 42. [1891. 



CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT AND CORRECTION OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 
40 OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1889. 

Section I Section 

1. Salary increased. | 2. Repealing clause; takes effect. 

Be it enacted hj the Senate and House eif JRepreseniatkes in General 
Court convened : 

Salary in- SECTION 1, Tlie aiinual salar}^ of the judge of probate for the 

creased. countj of Cheshire shall be six huudrecl dollars instead of four 

hundred dollars as is in said section 2, chapter 40 of the Laws of 

1889, provided. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 

effeet^' ^^^^^ visioiis of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take 

efiect from the first day of January, 1891. 
[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTEE 42. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ACTION OF TOWNS IN APPROPRIATING 
MONEY FOR LIGHTING STREETS. 

Section | Section 

1. Action of certain towns legalized, | 3. Takes effect. 

Be if enacted hi/ the Senate and House of Bejjresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Action of cer- SECTION 1. The actioii of all such towns as have at any meet- 
fegauzed!^ ing held in the years 1890 and 1891 voted to raise and appropri- 
ate money for the purpose of lighting the streets within said 
towns is hereby legalized and made valid. 
Takes effect. Sect. 2. This act shall take eifect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 4-3. 



341 



CHAPTER 43 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A BOARD OF REGISTRATION IN DENTISTRY. 



Section 

1. Board of registration ; eligibility ; 

term; vacancy filled. 

2. Organization ; meetings. 

3. Registration. 

4. Examinations and certificates. 



Section 
5. Fees; report. 
G. Salary of board. 

7. Penalty. 

8. Exception. 

9. Takes effect; repealing clause. 



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

Section 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the Board of reg- 
council, shall appoint three skilled dentists of good repute, re-gn^mty"' ®^^' 
siding and doing business in the state, who shall constitute a ^®5"^|gy{^"^*'^- 
board of registration in dentistry; but no person shall be eligible 
to serve on said board unless he shall have been regularly gradu- 
ated from some reputable medical or dental college duly 
authorized to grant degrees in dentistry, or shall have been 
engaged in the practice of dentistry for a period of not less than 
ten years previous to his appointment. The term for which the 
members of said board shall hold their office shall be three 
years, except that one of the members of the board first to be 
appointed shall hold his office for the term of one year, one for 
the term of two years, and one for the term of three years, re- 
spectively, and until their successors shall be duly appointed and 
qualified. Any vacancy occurring in said board shall be filled 
by the governor in conformity with this section ; and any mem- 
ber of the board may be removed from office for cause by the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council. 

Sect. 2. The board shall choose from its number a president organization; 
and secretary, and it shall meet at least once in each year. Two ™®®^"^=^- 
of said board shall constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 3. Within six months from the time this act takes Registration, 
eft'ect, it shall be the duty of every person who is at that time 
engaged in the practice of dentistry in this state, or who has re- 
ceived a dental degree from some college, university, or medical 
school authorized to confer the same, or shall have obtained a 
license from the New Hampshire Dental Society, to cause his 
name, residence, and place of business to be registered with said 
board, who shall keep a book for tliat purpose. The statements 
of every such person shall be verified under oath in such man- 
ner as may be prescribed by the board. Every person who shall 
so register with said board as a practitioner of dentistry, shall 
receive a certificate to that efi:ect, and may continue to practice 
without incurring any of the liabilities or penalties provided in 
this act. 

Sect. 4. All persons not provided for in section 3 may appear Examinations 
before said board at any of its regular meetings, and be exam- ca^gf ^*^^' 
ined with reference to their knowledge and skill in dentistry and 



342 



Chapter 43. 



[1891. 



Fees; report. 



Salary of 
board. 



Penalty. 



Exception. 



T.akes effect; 

repealing 

clause. 



dental surgery ; and the board shall issue to such persons as it 
finds to possess the requisite qualifications a certificate to that 
effect. 

Sect. 5. The said board shall charge each person receiving a 
certificate the sum of fifty cents, and each person appearing be- 
fore them for examination for a certificate of qualification a fee 
of five dollars in case such certificate shall be granted. Any 
person failing to pass a satisfactory examination shall be entitled 
to be re-examined at any future meeting of the board. The 
board shall make an annual report of its proceedings to the gov- 
ernor by the thirty-first day of December in each year. All fees 
received by the board shall be paid annually by the secretary of 
the board into the treasury of the state. 

Sect. 6. The compensation and all necessary expenses of the 
board shall be paid from the treasury of the state. The com- 
pensation of the board shall be five dollars each for every day 
actually spent in the discharge of their duties, and their neces- 
sary expenses in attending the meetings of the board. Such 
compensation and expenses shall be approved by the board and 
sent to the state treasurer, who shall certify to the governor and 
council the amounts due : provided, that the amount so paid shall 
not exceed the amount received by the treasurer from the board 
in fees as herein specified, and so much of said receipts as may 
be necessary is hereby appropriated for the compensation and 
expenses aforesaid. 

Sect. 7. Any person who shall falsely claim or pretend to- 
have or hold a certificate of license granted by any board organ- 
ized under this act, or who shall falsely, and with intent to 
deceive the public, claim or pretend to be a graduate from any 
incorporated dental college, or who shall practice dentistry ^vith- 
out obtaining a certificate as provided in this act, or who shall 
violate any of the provisions of this act, shall be deemed guilty 
of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction shall be fined not les& 
than fifty nor more than one hundred dollars for each and every 
offense. 

Sect. 8. ISTothing in this act shall apply to any practicing phy- 
sician who is a graduate from the medical department of any 
incorporated college. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts 
and parts of acts inconsistent with the provisions of this act are 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



1891.] 



CUAPTER 44. 



343 



CHAPTER 44. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE 



FOR THE PUBLICATION 
THE PUBLIC STATUTES. 



AND DISPOSITION OF 



Section 
1. Coirmiissioners authorized to publish 
the Public Statutes; their powers 
and duties. 
•2. Conditions of publication. 

3. Printing and binding. 

4. Sale of unbound copies; conditions 

of sale. 



Section 

5. Distribution of the state edition. 

6. Labels. 

7. Not published in newspapers. 

8. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted bij the Senate and House of JRepresentatices in General 
Court convened, : 



codify, Comniission- 



Section 1. The commissioners appointed to revise, ^, 

and amend the Public Statutes are authorized and directed to to publish the 
prepare for publication the act passed at this session, entitled ute^\^*thefr ' 
"An act to revise, codify, and amend the Public Statutes of the J^°^T|Jf '^"'^ 
state." In such preparation they are authoi'ized to make correc- 
tions and amendments in the numbering and headings of titles 
and chapters; in the index at the heads of chapters ; in the num- 
bering and marginal abstracts of sections; in the references, and 
in the sub-heads; and to correct errors in the punctuation of the 
body of the act. The}' shall insert in the volume the constitu- 
tions of the United States and of this state, a glossary of techni- 
cal words and phrases, and a complete index to all subjects em- 
braced in the volume, except those mentioned in the glossary. 

Sect. 2. The whole shall be published in a single volume hav- conditions o: 
ing the same size of page and general style of printing as the ^"'''^*^"^*^°"" 
General Laws, and shall be printed upon good, heavy paper. 

Sect. 3. The public printer shall print an edition of twenty- Pi-inting and 

• • l")iii(l in**" 

t;>vo hundred copies of the act, and no more. He shall bind one 
thousand copies thereof in good law sheep, and shall deliver the 
same to the secretary of state for distribution as hereinafter pro- 
vided. He shall deliver the balance of the sheets of the edition 
as the commissioners shall order. 

Sect. 4. The commissioners shall sell the sheets last named tosaieofan- 
the person who will pay the most therefor and will give to thcconditions^of ' 
state a guaranty that is satisfactory to the commissioners that hc*^^®" 
will bind the copies sold by him in as good style of binding as 
those furnished to the secretary of state as aforesaid, and in a 
good, thorough, and workmanlike manner; and that the bound 
volumes shall be retailed at a price not exceeding three dollars 
each volume, and that he will at all times, until the edition is ex- 
hausted, keep a sufficient supply of the volumes on hand in this 
state to meet the public demands therefor. The money received 
for the sheets shall be paid to the state treasurer. 

Sect. 5. The one thousand copies delivered to the secretary Distribution 
of state shall be distributed by him as follows : One copy to each emVioif.^"^^ 



344 Chapter 44. [1891. 

town in tlie state, to each member and officer of the present exec- 
utive and legislative departments of the state government, to each 
clerk of the senate and house, to each legislative reporter of the 
present session, to each commissioner to revise the statutes, to 
the head of each department of the state government for the use 
of his office, to each justice of the supreme court, to the clerk of 
court for each county for the use of the court, to each judge and 
register of probate and to each register of deeds for the use of 
their respective offices, to each board of county commissioners for 
the use of the county, to the attorney-general and each solicitor 
for the use of their respective offices, to the judge of each police 
court for the use of the court, to the clerk of the supreme court 
of the United States for the use of that court, to each judge of 
the circuit court of the United States for the district of l^ew 
Hampshire, and to each judge of the district court for said dis- 
trict, for the use of their respective offices, to the clerk of each of 
said last-named courts for the use of the courts, to the depart- 
ment of justice and to each of the executive departments of 
the United States government, to each society, college, and 
library entitled to receive a copy of the laws, and to the secretary 
of each of the British Provinces of ISTorth America ; two copies 
to the secretary of each state and territory of the Union for the 
use of the state or territory, and to the library of Congress ; and 
fifteen copies to the state library for its use and the use of legis- 
lative committees. The remainder of said one thousand copies 
shall be delivered to the trustees of the state library, to be dis- 
posed of by them the same as other public documents. 

Labels. Sect. 6. The secretary of state shall insert in each volume dis- 

tributed a label signed by him and dated, stating that the same 
is presented by the state, and to whom and for what use. 

NoTpubiishea Sect, 7. So much of the statute law as might require the pub- 

persl^^*^''^' lication of the act aforesaid in the several newspapers authorized 
to publish laws is suspended, and said act shall not be published 
in such newspapers. 

Takes effect. Sect. 8. Tliis act shall take eifect upon its passao-e. 
[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 45. 345 



CIIAPTETv 45. 

AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION OF PUBLIC BURIAL PLACES OF THE 
DEAD AGAINST TRESPASS BY STOCK. 

Section > Section 



1. Fences aronncl public cemeteries. 

2. Expenses paid by towns. 

3. Penalty for trespass. 



4. Complaints. 

5. Repealing clause. 

6. Takes etTcct. 



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

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the board of selectmen ofFences 
towns to provide and maintain around all public burial places of the cemeteries. ^° 
dead owned by the town a good and sufficient fence, to supply 
the same with necessary gates, and to see that they are kept duly 
closed. 

Sect. 2. The board of selectmen are hereby authorized to Expenses 
draw their warrant upon the town treasurer for funds necessary tow-ns.'^ 
to pay the expenses of the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 3. If any stock is found trespassing upon such burial Penalty tor 
places, the owner thereof shall be subject to pay a tine of not less*^"^*^''^^'^' 
than five dollars nor more than fifty dollars, the same to be col- 
lected (by suit if necessary) by the said selectmen, and by them 
paid over to the town treasurer. 

Sect. 4. If any board of selectmen shall fail to comply with complaints. 
the provisions of this act, any citizen of the state may file a com- 
plaint with the commissioners of the county wherein the town 
is situated, and it shall thereupon become the duty of such com- 
missioners to compel compliance therewith, in same manner as by 
law provided in case of defective highways. 

Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 

, , , , ^ clause. 

are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



346 



Chapters 46, 47. 



[1891> 



CHAPTER 46. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 147 OF THE GENERAL LAAVS^ 
IVELATINft TO THE GENERAL POWERS OF CORPORATIONS. 



Section 
1. Dissolution of corporations. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 



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



Dissolution of 
corporations. 



Repealing 
clause; takes 
effect. 



Section 1. The supreme court shall have general powers in 
equity, upon petition of stockholders holding one fourth of the 
stock of any corporation, or, if there are no stockholders, of one 
fourth of the memhers thereof, to decree the dissolution of the 
corporation, or such other relief as may be just, and may make 
such final and interlocutory orders, judgments, and decrees for 
the winding up of their affairs, the payment of their debts, and 
the distribution of their assets, as justice may require. 

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

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 47 



AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION 
INDEX TO THE JOURNALS. 



OF THE 



Publication 
of index to 
the senate 
and house 
journals. 



Distribution. 



Takes effect. 



Section 
1. Publication of index to the senate 
and house journals. 



jKCTION 

•2. Distribution. 
3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the SenaJe and House of Representatives in Genercd 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The secretary of state is authorized and directed 
to issue an order to the public printer to print and bind eight 
hundred copies of the index to the journals of the senate and 
house of representatives that is being made in his office, under 
the act approved September 11, 1883. 

Sect, 2. The index to the journals shall be labeled and dis- 
tributed in the same way and to the same persons, officers, and 
libraries as is provided for the labeling and distributing of the 
index to the laws in chapter 18 of the Session Laws of 1885. 

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

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapters 48, 49. 



347 



CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR A FISH-HATCHING HOUSE UPON SQUAM 
RIVER IN ASHLAND. 



Section 1. Appropriation for flsli batching house. 

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

Section 1. That the sum of six hundred dollars be and here- 
by is appiopriated for constructing and maintaining a state fish- 
hatching house npon Squam river in Ashland, the same to be 
expended by the fish commissioners, under the direction of the 
governor and council, out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated ; and the governor is hereby authorized 
to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



Appropria- 
tion for fish- 
hatching 
house. 



CHAPTER 4 9, 



AN ACT TO REGULATE ELECTIONS, ENFORCE THE SECRECY OF THE 
BALLOT, AND PROVIDE FOR THE PRINTING AND DISTRIBUTION OF 
BALLOTS AT THE PUBLIC EXPENSE. 



Section 

1. Elections to which this act applies. 

2. Caucuses. 

3. Certain nominations to be made by 

conventions. 

4. One candidate for eacli office may be 

nominated in convention ; certifi- 
cate of nomination. 

5. Nomination papers for candidates for 

state at large ; for districts; oath of 
supervisor, and number of names 
to be certified. 

6. Certificates of nomination to specify 

office, politics, and residence. 

7. Time of filing certificates of nomi- 

nation and nomination papers; pro- 
viso. 

8. Provisions in case of death of can- 

didate. 

9. Certificates open to public inspection ; 

objection to validity made in writ- 
ing; objection decided by ballot 
commissioners. 

10. Preparation and printing of ballots. 

11. Shall contain names of all candidates; 

arrangement of names; questions 
submitted; marking the ballots; 
size of ballots. 



Section 

12. Arrangement of ballots; record of 

number furnished ; two sets for each 
polling place; number of registered 
^•oters certified by supervisor's. 

13. Cards of instructions and specimen 

ballots furnished with the ballots. 

14. Secretarj' to send the same sealed 

and marked; receipt for same; rec- 
ord kept; city clerks to send in 
same manner. 

15. Clerks to send one set of ballots to 

(iach polling place ; receipt for same ; 
record kept; seals publicly broken 
at opening of the polls; cards of 
instructions and specimen ballots 
posted; second set of ballots re- 
tained until called for. 

Clerks to prepare and furnish ballots 
if necessarjs sworn statement to 
accompany substitutes. 

Election officers appointed for each 
polling place; qualifications; oath; 
term of office; duties of inspectors. 

Marking shelves or compartments 
provided; guard-rails; ballot-boxes, 
shelves, and compartments to be in 



10. 



18. 



348 



Chapter 49. 



[1891. 



Section 

view ; number at each polling place ; 
admission within rail. 

19. Secretary to provide hallot-hoxes; 

boxes approved ; description of box ; 
kept safe I J' and in good repair. 

20. Boxes furnished to moderator before 

polls are opened; examined at open- 
ing of polls; record of condition 
made; box and key in charge of 
moderator; locked while polls are 
open; when box may be opened; 
return of box to clerk. 

21. Balloting in certain cases. 
Name of voter announced and re- 
peated; to receive one ballot; num- 
ber of voters allowed within rail; 
if ballots are spoiled others fur- 
nished; ballots and check-lists re- 
turned to town clerks. 

Preparation of ballot by voter ; man- 
ner of depositing; time allowed; 
moderator to enforce. 



22. 



23. 



25. 



26. 



Section 

24. Voter who is unable to mark ballot 
to receive assistance; officers to 
certify. 
Defective ballots; marked and re- 
turned. 
Tally sheets. 

27. Ballots counted. 

28. Duties of printer; penalty. 

29. Penalty for showing or placing dis- 

tinguishing mark upon ballot, and 
for interference. 

30. Penalty for defacing instructions to 

voters and for obstructing a voter. 

31. Penalty for defacing or forging nom- 

ination papers or ballots. 

32. Penaltj' for official neglect. 

33. Penalty for injury to ))allot-box. 

34. Disposition of lines. 

3.'). Kepresentatives and municipal offi- 
cers elected by pliirality. 
30. Repealing clause. 



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



Elections to SECTION 1. Tlie provisious of tliis act shall applv to all elee- 

SpUes""^^^^t''C)iis held for the choice of presidential electors, representatives 

in Congress, governor, senators, councilors, county officers, and 

to the election of all other officers chosen at biennial elections, 

and to any other elections of national or state officers. 

Any city in which the municipal officers are elected annually 
may adopt the provisions of this act for such elections by a vote 
of its qualified voters voting in their respective wards, at meet- 
ings the warrants for which contain an article upon that subject- 
matter. The votes shall be returned and canvassed in the same 
manner as votes for mayor. Any town may, at a meeting duly 
called for the purpose, adopt the provisions of this act for its 
annual elections. 
Caucuses. Sect. 2. After the thirtieth day of April in the year eighteen 

hundred and ninety-two, city, ward, and town caucuses may be 
held as follows : Any such caucus or public meeting of qualified 
voters representing a political party which at the biennial elec- 
tion next preceding polled at least three per centum of the en- 
tire vote cast in the state for governor, may, in a city or ward of 
a city, nominate candidates for city or ward officers, whose names 
shall be placed upon the ballots to be furnished hy the city 
clerk or secretary of state, as provided in section 10 of this act ; 
and may, in a town, nominate candidates whose names shall be 
placed upon the ballots to be so furnished by the town clerk or 
secretary of state. Such caucuses may choose delegates to con- 
ventions to be holden in accordance with section 4 of this act. 
inatians"t'o be Sect. 3. A nomination for an officer in an electoral district 
vemionl^°''" Containing more than one town, or more than one ward of a 
citj', shall not be made by a caucus, but such nomination maybe 
made by a convention of delegates as hereinafter provided, ex- 



1891.] Chapter 49. 349 

cept in case of candidates for mayor and other general officers 
in cities. 

Sect. 4. Any convention of delegates chosen in caucuses hckloneeanduiate 
in accordance with section 2 of this act may, for the state, dis- niay be nom- 
trict, or county for which the convention is hekl, nominate one "'emTonTce?--'^ 
candidate for each office therein to be tilled at the election, whose j^'^j^'f^^fj^^^^jj 
name, when tile certificate of nomination is duly filed, shall he 
placed on the ballots to be furnished as hereinafter ]^ro^■ided. 
Every such certificate of nomination shall state such facts as are 
required in section 6 of this act; shall be signed and sworn to 
by the presiding officer and the clerk of the convention, who 
shall add thereto their places of residence. 

Sect. 5. Nominations of candidates may also be made by Nommation 
nomination papers containing the names of candidates for the camiiciates 
offices to be filled, with such information as is required in section f°,^„^^?^f^^*jjg_ 
6 of this act, signed by qualified voters of the state, district, tacts'; oath of 
county, city, ward, or town in and for which the officer is to be and number 
elected, to the number of at least five hundred where the officer Sece^fle*?. 
is to be elected by the voters of the entire state ; two hundred 
and fifty where the officer is to be elected by the voters of a 
congressional district ; fifty wdiere the officer is to be elected by 
the voters of a councilor or senatorial district, or of a county or 
city ; and twenty-five where the officer is to be elected b}' the 
voters of a town or w^ird of a city. No nomination paper shall 
contain the names of more candidates than there are offices to 
be filled. No voter shall sign more than one nomination paper 
for each office to be filled ; and each voter signing such nomina- 
tion paper shall add to his signature his place of residence, with 
the street and number thereof, if any, and the ward of the city, 
if his residence be in a city. Before being filed, the nomination 
papers shall be submitted to the supervisors of check-lists of the 
wards or towns in which the signers purport to be qualified 
voters, and a majority of su2:)ervisors to whom the same is sub- 
mitted shall forthwith certify thereon w^hat number of the signa- 
tures are names of qualified voters in the ward or town for which 
they are supervisors. One of the supervisors shall swear that the 
statements therein are true, to the best of his knowledge and 
belief, and the certificate of such oath shall be annexed; and he 
shall also add his post-office address. Supervisors of the check- 
lists to whom nomination papers are submitted for certification 
shall not be required, in any event, to certify upon any nomina- 
tion paper a greater number of names than is sufficient to make 
the nomination. 

Sect. 6. All certificates of nomination and nomination papers, certificates of 
besides containing the names of candidates, shall specify as to u/spocify " 
each : 1. The office for wdiich he is nominated; 2. The party or ^|f(,^®j.'Pg'?f^"''^' 
political principle which he represents, expressed in not more'^ence. 
than three words ; 3. His place of residence, and the "ward of 
the city, if it be a city, with the street and number thereof. In 
the case of electors of president and vice-president of the United 
States, the names of tlie candidates for president and vice-presi- 
dent shall be added to the party or political appellation. 



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Chapter 49. 



[1891. 



Time of filing 
certificates of 
nomination 
and nomina- 
tion papers; 
proviso. 



Provisions in 
case of deatli 
of candidate. 



Certificates 
open to pub- 
lic inspec- 
tion; objec- 
tion to validi 
ty made in 
writing; ob- 
jection decid- 
ed by ballot 
commission- 
ers. 



Sect. 7. Certificates of nomination and nomination papers 
shall be filed with the secretary of state as follows : Twenty-eight 
days prior to the day of election wdiere the officers are to be 
elected by the voters of the entire state ; twenty-one days prior 
to the day of election in the case of all other candidates for state 
and county officers, except representatives to the General Court, 
and fourteen days prior to the day of election in the case of rep- 
resentatives to the General Court, and all city, ward, and town 
officers elected biennially: provided, hoiocver, that in the filling of 
a vacancy in any of the aforesaid offices, the certificates and 
papers may be filed not less than ten days prior to the election at 
which the vacancy is to be filled. 

Certificates of nomination and nomination papers of candi- 
dates for city, ward, and town officers, in cities and towns which 
adopt the provisions of this act for their annual elections, shall 
be filed with the city and town clerks respectively at least seven 
days prior to the day of election. 

The number of days herein given shall include Sundays ; and 
the last hour at which such certificates and papers may be re- 
ceived shall be 6 o'clock in the afternoon. 

Sect. 8. In case a candidate who has been duly nominated 
shall die or withdraw from nomination before the day of elec- 
tion, the vacancy may be filled in the same manner as the origi- 
nal nomination was made, or, if the time is insufficient therefor, 
then by a regularlj^ elected general or executive committee rep- 
resenting the political party or persons making the original nom- 
ination. The certificates of nomination or nomination papers 
made for filling such vacancy shall state, in addition to the other 
facts required by section six of this act, the name of the original 
nominee, the date of his death or withdrawal, and the measures 
taken in accordance with the above requirements ; and it shall 
be signed and sworn to by the presiding officer and clerk of the 
caucus, convention, or duly authorized committee, as the case 
may be, and shall be immediately filed w^ith the oflicer who pre- 
pares the ballots. The name so supplied for the vacancy shall 
be placed on the ballots instead of the name of the original nom- 
inee, if the ballots have not been already printed. If the ballots 
have been printed, new ballots containing the new nomination 
shall, whenever practicable, be furnished. 

Sect. 9. All certificates of nomination and nomination papers 
shall be immediately filed in the order in which they are received, 
. and when so filed shall be open under proper regulations to pub- 
lic inspection ; and the secretary of state and the several city or 
town clerks shall preserve the same in their respective offices not 
less than one year ; and such certificates and papers being so 
filed, and being in apparent conformity to the provisions of this 
act, shall be regarded as valid, unless objection thereto is made 
in writing within the seventy-two hours succeeding 6 o'clock in 
the afternoon of the last day fixed for the filing of such certifi- 
cates and papers. 

Such objections and all questions arising in the case of nomi- 
nations shall, after due notice has been given by them to the par- 



1891.] Chapter 49. 351 

ties interested, be considered by tbe attorney-general and two 
other persons to be called l)allot-law commissioners, and the de- 
cision of these officers shall be final. The said ballotdaw com- 
missioners shall be appointed by the governor, with the advice 
and consent of the council, in the month of June or July next 
preceding the biennial election ; and they shall hold office for 
the term of two years beginning with the iirst day of August. 
They shall be ajipointed from ditferent political parties, and shall 
serve without pay. 

Sect. 10. All ballots for use in biennial elections, and in all other Preparation 
elections for national and state officers, after the thirty-tirst day of of ballots!"^ 
October in the year one thousand eight hundred and ninety-two, 
shall be prepared by the secretary of state ; and all ballots for 
use in annual elections in cities and towns which adopt the pro- 
visions of this act for such elections, shall thereafter be prepared 
by the city and town clerks respectively. The printing of the 
ballots and cards of instructions for the aforesaid annual elections, 
and the distribution of all ballots and cards of instructions, shall 
be paid for by the several cities and towns; and for all biennial 
elections and other elections for national and state officers, the 
printing of the ballots and cards of instructions, and the delivery 
of them to the several cities and towns, shall be paid for by the 
state. 

Sect. 11. Every ballot shall contain the names and residences shaii contain 
•of all candidates whose nominations for any offices specified in camudatesl^ 
the ballot have been duly made in accordance with the provi- '^""^'^^^'"eiit 

r. ,1 • , 1 1 iV , • ,1 ^ , Of names; 

sions ot this act, and shall contain no other name, except that questions snb 
in case of electors of president and vice-president of the United markfn'g the 
States the names of the candidates for president and vice-presi- ^f |]aiiot«**^*' 
dent shall be added to the party or political appellation ; and 
there shall also be added to all the names of candidates their 
party or political appellation. In case a nomination is made by 
:a nomination paper, onl}' the words " nomination paper " or 
'" nom. paper" shall be added after the political appellation. 
The names of candidates for each office shall be arranged under 
the designation of the office in the alphabetical order according 
to surnames, except in case of electors of president and vice- 
president, and these shall be arranged, at the discretion of the 
secretary of state, in groups according to party appellation, and 
■only one square at the right of each group shall be provided for 
marking in the margin. There shall be left at the end of the 
list of candidates for each ditferent office as many blank spaces 
as there are persons to be elected to such office, in which the 
voter may insert the name of any person, not printed on the 
ballot, for whom he desires to vote as candidate for such office. 
Whenever the approval of a constitutional amendment or 
other question is submitted to the vote of the peo}ile, such ques- 
tions shall be printed upon the ballots after the list of candidates. 
The ballots shall be so printed as to give to each voter a clear 
opportunity to designate by a cross mark (x), in a square at the 
right of the name of each candidate and his political ajipellation, 
.his choice of candidates and his answer to the questions sul)niit- 



352 Chapter 49. [1891. 

ted ; except in case of electors of president and vice-president, 
only one such mark shall be made for the group, and that 
mark shall be made in the square provided for that pur- 
pose ; and on the ballot may be printed such words as will aid 
the voter to do this: as, " vote for the group," "vote for one," 
"vote for three," " yes," " no," and the like. The ballots shall 
be of plain white paper, in weight not less than that of ordinary 
printing paper, and each page, of which there shall be foTir, 
shall be not more than five nor less than four and a half 
inches in Avidth, and not less than six inches in length. There 
shall not be any impression or mark to distinguish one ballot 
from another. The names of candidates shall be printed with 
black ink at right angles with the length of the ballot, and in 
uniform type. The ballots shall be folded in marked creases 
lengthwise thereof. On the back and outside, when folded, 
shall be printed " official ballot for," followed by the designation 
of the polling place for which the ballot is prepared, the date of 
the election, and afac simile of the signature of the officer who 
prepares the ballots, which fac simile shall at no election be a 
copy of that used at a former election, and shall not be made 
known prior to the day of election. 
Arrangement Sect. 12. Before distribution the ballots shall be fastened to- 
reeordof*' gctlicr in Convenient numbers, in packages, books, or blocks, 
number fur- \^^ such manner that each ballot may be detached and removed 
sets for each Separately. A record 01 the number ot ballots prmted and lur- 
nSniberof^^^'nished to cacli polling place shall be kept and preserved by the 
vote^rs^certi- Secretary of state and the several city and town clerks, not 
fied by super- 1 egg than One year. There shall be provided, for each pollino;' 

visors. *^ X •' X o 

place at which an election is to be held under this act, two 
sets of such ballots, each of not less than sixty for every fifty 
and fraction of fifty registered voters therein ; and it shall be 
the duty of the supervisors of check-lists, whenever required, to 
certify to the officers who prepare the ballots the number of reg- 
istered voters in each voting precinct. 
Cards of in- Sect. 13. The officers who prepare the ballots shall also pre- 
spe"c1m°en^ba^P^i'^ f'-'l^ instructions for the guidance of voters at such elec- 
wlti/the baf '^ ^^'^^^' ^^ ^'^ obtaining ballots, the manner of marking them, the 
lots. ' method of gaining assistance, and as to obtaining new ballots in 
place of those accidentally spoiled, and they sliall cause the same, 
together with copies of sections twenty-nine, thirty, thirty-one, 
thirty-two, thirty-three, and thirty-four of this act, to be printed 
in large, clear type, on separate cards, to be called cards of in- 
structions; and they shall respectively furnish a suitable number 
of the same with the ballots. They shall also cause to be print- 
ed on tinted paper, and without the fac simile indorsements, ten 
or more copies of the form of the ballot provided for each poll- 
ing place at each election therein, which shall be called speci- 
men ballots, and eight or more of these specimen ballots shall 
be furnished with the cards of instructions. 

Said officers shall also, at least five days, excluding Sunday, 
prior to the day of election, transmit to the supervisors of check- 
lists in each ward and town in which such election is to be held. 



1891.] Chapter 49. 353 

two copies of the specimen ballot to be used therein ; and the 
supervisors of the check-hsts shall immediately cause these 
specimen ballots to be conspicuousl}^ posted in one or more pub- 
lic places. Whenever practicable, the officers who prepare the 
ballots shall cause to be published in at least two new^spapers of 
opposite political faith, and in the districts, counties, cities, or 
towns in which the elections are to be held, a list of all the can- 
didates and their political appellation, whose names are to be 
printed on the ballots. 

Sect. 14. The secretary of state shall send, separately and at secretary to 
different times or by diiierent methods, in two sealed packages, |eJJ[eJ,Hfn(f'™® 
the two sets of ballots, together with the specimen ballots, cards ^f'^^^^. ^'®' 
of instructions printed by him, and tally sheets, as herein pro- same; record 
vided, to the several city and town clerks, so as to be received cie^ks*to^ena 
by them twelve hours at least prior to the day of election. The jn^samemau- 
same shall be marked on the outside, clearly designating the 
polling place for which they are intended and the number of 
ballots of each kind inclosed ; and the city and town clerks 
shall, on delivery to them of such packages, return receipts 
therefor to the secretary. The secretary shall keep a record of the 
time when and the manner in which the several packages are 
sent, and shall preserve for the period of one year the receipts of 
the city and town clerks. The ballots, specimen ballots, and 
€ards of instructions provided by the city or town clerks shall 
be packed and marked by them in the same manner. cierks to 

Sect. 15. The several city and town clerks shall deliver to the seud one set 
election officers at each polling place, before the opening of the each poiimg 
polls on the day of any election under this act, one of the sealed ^orsame^frec* 
packages aforesaid, marked for such polling place ; and a receipt g^^^^Jui-iici - 
of such delivery shall be returned to them, which receipt, with a broken at 
record of the number of ballots sent, shall be kept in the city or pSiis;"fards^^ 
town clerk's office not less than one year. At the opening of ^Q^Jg^^nd' 
the polls in each polling place the seals of the packages shall be specimen bai- 
pul)licly broken by the ward or town clerk, and the packages second set of 
shall be opened by the moderator, and the ballots shall be de- ^Yned until 
livered by him to the ballot clerks hereinafter provided for. ^'^ii^'^ ^'°^"- 
The cards of instructions shall be immediately posted at or in 
each marking shelf or compartment provided in accordance with 
the provisions of this act for the marking of the ballots, and not 
less than three such sets of cards and not less than live specimen 
ballots shall be immediately posted in or about the polling room, 
outside the guard-rail. Tlie second set of ballots shall be re- 
tained by the respective city and town clerks until they are 
needed for the purpose of voting, and, upon the requisition in 
■writing of the moderator or ward clerk in a city upon the city 
clerk, or upon the verbal requisition of the moderator u])on the 
town clerk in a town, they shall be furnished in the manner 
above provided as to the first set. 

Sect. 16. In case the ballots to be furnished to any polling cierks to pre- 
place, in accordance with the provisions of this act, shall fail for}^fgii banots'if 
any reason to be duly delivered, or in case after delivery they "^^o^ifn'^tat'e. 
shall be destroyed or stolen, it shall be the duty of the city or meat to ac- 

5 



354 Chapter 49. [1891. 

company sub- ^Q^yi;i clerk, as the ease may be, to cause other ballots to be pre- 
pared substantially in the form of the ballots so wanting ; and 
upon receipt of such other ballots from him, accompanied by a 
statement under oath that the same have been so prepared and 
furnished by him, and the original ballots have so failed to be 
received or have been so destroyed or stolen, the election officers 
shall cause the ballots so substituted to be used in lieu of the 
ballots wanting, as above. 
Election offi- Sect. 17. Tlie mayor and board of aldermen of each city and 
ed^or^eac'h '' the selectmen of each town, at some time between the first day 
^Saimlations- of September and the tenth day of October preceding the 
oath; term of l^iennial election, shall appoint as additional election officers, to 
ofintpeaors. act wath the clerk, moderator, and the selectmen at each polling 
place, four inspectors. Such officers shall be qualified voters at 
the said polling place, and shall be appointed from the two polit- 
ical parties wh^ch cast the largest number of votes for governor 
in the state at the biennial election next preceding their appoint- 
ment, and tw^o of the inspectors shall be of a dilferent political 
faith from that of the clerk and the other inspectors. The 
aforesaid appointments shall be made from nominations of cau- 
cuses of the two parties above named, holden in the ward or 
town, provided such nominations are made. If any appointment 
shall not be made within a specified time, then, on the applica- 
tion of six qualified voters, a justice of the supreme court shall 
appoint. Each of said officers shall be sw^orn to the faithful per- 
formance of his duties, and shall hold office for two years from 
the first day of November in the year in which he is appointed, 
and until a successor is appointed and qualified. In case of any 
vacancy, or the absence of any of these officers so appointed 
from any polling place at any election held under this act, the 
selectmen shall appoint some person qualified as aforesaid to fill 
said office. 

Two of the inspectors, one from each of the two political par- 
ties above named, shall be detailed by the moderator, at the 
opening of the polls, to act as ballot clerks. They shall have 
the charge of the ballots therein, and shall famish them to the 
voters in the manner herein set forth. Duplicate lists of the 
qualified voters shall be prepared for the use of the ballot clerks, 
and all the provisions of law relative to the preparation, furnish- 
ing, and preservation of check-lists shall apply to such duplicate 
lists. The other two inspectors shall be detailed by the 
moderator to assist the illiterate and physically disabled in the 
marking of their ballots, as provided in section twenty-four of 

Marking ,. F' 

shelves or Lliis aci. 

mSprovid- Sect. 18. The selectmen in the different wards and towns shall 
ed; guard- prepare the polling places therein, and shall cause the same to be 
boxe's,^''"°''' suitablv provided with marking shelves or compartments, at or 
complrt-''"*^ in which voters may conveniently mark their ballots, so that in 
vilw-^numbS^^^^ marking thereof they may be screened from the observation 
afelch prti- of others ; and a guard-rail shall be so constructed and placed 
mfs£o''n^4rith; that only such persons as are inside said rail can approach within 
^° ''^"' six feet of the ballot-box and of such marking-shelves or com- 



1891.] Chapter 49. 355 

partments, or \Yithin four feet of the ballots in possession of the 
ballot clerks. The arrangement shall be such that neither the 
ballot-box nor the marking shelves or compartments shall be 
hidden from view of those just outside the said guard-rail. The 
number of such marking shelves or compartments shall not be 
less than one for every seventy-iive voters qualified to vote at 
such polling place, and there shall not in any case be less than 
four of these marking shelves or compartments at any polling 
place. Ko persons other than the election officers and the voters, 
admitted as hereinafter provided, shall be permitted within said 
rail except by authority of the election officers, and then only 
for the purpose of keeping order and enforcing the law. Each 
marking shelf or compartment shall be kept provided with 
proper supplies and conveniences for marking the l)allots. 

Sect. 19. The secretary of state shall provide every city and secretary to 
town with a ballot-box for use at each polling place. Said boxes iot-t.oxes;"' ' 
shall be approved by the secretary, treasurer, and attorney-general pTOved/'cie- 
of the state, or by a majority of them; shall have sufficient and ||"^i^i?tion of 
secure locks and keys, and shall be provided with a bell and me-safciyan<i in 
chanical devices for receiving, registering, and canceling every ^°°^ rep.m. 
ballot deposited therein ; but no such box shall record any num- 
ber or mark upon any ballot by which said ballots can be distin- 
guished from each other. Said ballot-boxes shall be purchased 
by the secretary, and shall be paid for out of the treasury of the 
state. The city and town clerks shall have the care and custody 
thereof, and shall keep them in good order and repair ; and if 
any of them are lost, stolen, or irreparably damaged, they shall, 
at the expense of the city or town, as the case may be, replace 
the same by similar ballot-boxes approved in the manner afore- 
said. 

Sect. 20. City and town clerks shall deliver to the moderator Boxes fur. 
of each polling place, before the opening of the polls on the day of moderator be- 
any election under this act, the aforesaid ballot-box. At the open- opened\'*ex^^ 
ing of the polls, and before any ballots are received, the ballot-box y"g'"j*;f ^\ 
shall be publicly opened and shown to be empty, and the election pons; record 
officers shall, by personal examination, ascertain that the same is made"' box" 
empty, after which the box shall be immediately locked bv the el^aVgl^of" 
moderator, and a record of the condition of the box register ^li'^^H |o^|]"'*^?/', 
be made b}' the clerk. The moderator shall have chaige of the poiis are 
ballot-box and the key to the lock thereof and he shall not suffer ^oxma^if" 
the box to be removed from the public vicAv after it is so shown to"j\',^J^^^^j^^|-^Q 
be empty until all ballots have been removed therefrom and thederk. 
l)0x has been relocked. K^o ballot-box shall be opened until the 
polls are closed, and a record of the condition of the box is made 
by the clerk, except that in case the mechanism of the box fails 
to convey any ballot into the box the moderator may, in the pres- 
ence of all election officers, open the box and pack and press 
down the ballots therein, or repair the mechanism of the ballot- 
box. The moderator shall, at the close of each election, return 
the ballot-box to the city or town clerk. 

Sect. 21. If for any cause it shall become impossible at any uaiioting in 
election held under this act to make use of the aforesaid ballot- *^'^^^'''"'^'*®^^' 



356 



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[1891 



Name of voter 
announced 
and repeated; 
to receive one 
ballot; num- 
ber of voters 
alloAved with- 
in rail ; if bal- 
lots are 
spoiled, oth- 
ers furnished; 
ballots and 
check-lists re- 
turned to 
town clerks. 



Pi-eparation 
of ballot by 
voter; man- 
ner of depos- 
iting; time 
allowed ; 
moderator to 
enforce. 



box, tlie balloting shall proceed as a majority of the election offi- 
cers shall direct; the clerk shall make a record of the facts per- 
taining thereto and return an attested copy of his record thereof 
inclosed in the envelope provided for the return of the ballots 
cast at such election or in taking such vote. 

Sect. 22. Any person desiring to vote shall, before being ad- 
mitted \\'ithin the guard-rail, give his name in a loud and distinct 
tone of voice to one of the ballot clerks, who shall thereupon 
likewise announce the same, and if such name is found upon the 
check-list by said ballot clerk, he shall put a check mark against 
it and again repeat the sai»l name. The voter, unless challenged, 
shall then he allowed to enter the space inclosed by the guard- 
rail as above provided. If his vote is challenged, he must not 
enter until he makes the affidavit now required by law. After 
he enters the inclosed space, the ballot clerk shall give him one 
ballot only. Besides the election officers, no more voters than 
the number of marking shelves or compartments provided shall 
be allowed in said inclosed space at one time ; but this number 
shall not include any voter who is engaged in the act of deposit- 
ing his ballot in the ballot-box as herein provided. If any voter 
spoils a ballot, he may successively receive others, one at a time, 
not exceeding three in all, upon returning each spoiled one. The 
ballots thus returned shall be immediatel}^ marked " canceled " 
by the ballot clerk, and together with those not distributed to the 
voters shall be preserved ; and with the check-lists used Iw the 
ballot clerks, which shall be certified by them to be such, shall be 
secured in an envelope, sealed, and delivered to the several city 
and town clerks. 

Sect. 23. On receipt of his ballot, the voter shall forthwith, 
and without leaving the inclosed space, retire alone to one of the 
marking shelves or compartments, and shall prepare his ballot by 
marking in the appropriate square a cross (x) opposite and at the 
right of the name and the political appellation of the candidate 
of his choice for each office to he filled, except in case of electors 
of president and vice-president, one such mark being made oppo- 
site the group of his choice in the square provided in the mar- 
gin for that jaurpose, or by filling in the name of the candidate 
of his choice in the blank space provided therefor, and making a 
cross (x) in the square opposite thereto ; and, in case of a ques- 
tion submitted to the vote of the people, by marking in the ap- 
propriate square a cross (x) against the answer which he desires 
to give. Before leaving the marking shelf or compartment, the 
voter shall fold his ballot, without displaying the marks thereon, 
in the same way it was folded when received by him. He shall 
immediately give his name in a loud and distinct tone of voice to 
the ward or town clerk, who shall likewise repeat the same and 
3)lace a check mark against it on his check-list. The voter shall 
then forthwith deposit his ballot in the slot of the ballot-box with 
the official indorsement uppermost, and the conveying of the bal- 
lot into the ballot-box by means of the mechanism thereof shall 
constitute the receiving of the same by the moderator. He shall 
mark and deposit his ballot without undue delay and shall quit 



1891.] CiiAPTEii 49. 357 

said inclosed space as soon as he has voted. Xo such voter shall 
be allowed to occupy a marking shelf or compartment already 
occupied by another, nor to remain within said inclosed space 
more than ten minutes, nor to occupy a marking shelf or com- 
partment for more than live minutes in case all of such shelves or 
compartments are in use, and other voters are waiting to occupy 
the same. ISTo voter, not an election officer, whose name has been 
checked on the list by the ballot clerks, shall be allowed to re- 
enter said inclosed space during said election unless another bal- 
loting is had. It shall be the duty of the moderator to secure the 
observance of the provisions of this section and of other sections 
relative to the duties of election officers. 

Sect, 24. Any voter who declares to the moderator, under voter who is 
oath, that he cannot read, or that because of blindness or other ^'j^^^'^^^iot t^^ 
physical disability he is unable to mark his ballot, shall, unon re- ^"^^eive assist- 
quest, receive the assistance of one or both of the election officers to certify, 
detailed for that purpose by the moderator ; and such officer or 
officers shall certify on the outside thereof that it w^as so marked 
with his or their assistance, and shall thereafter give no informa- 
tion regarding the same. 

Sect. 25. If a voter marks more names than there are persons Defective bai- 
to be elected to an office, or if for any reason a majority of those ^"la 'returned 
who may be present at the counting of the ballots, as provided 
in section 27 of this act, shall decide that it is impossible to deter- 
mine the voter's choice for any office to be filled, his ballot shall 
be regarded as defective concerning such office. JSTo ballot with- 
out the official indorsement shall, except as herein otherwise pro- 
vided, be allowed to be deposited in the ballot-box, and none but 
ballots provided in accordance with the provisions of this act 
shall be counted. JTo ballot deposited in the aforesaid ballot-box 
which is not canceled by the mechanism thereof shall be counted. 
Ballots not counted in whole or part on account of defects 
shall be marked " defective " on the back thereof by the moder- 
ator, and shall be returned to the city or town clerks with the 
other ballots cast. 

Sect. 26. The officer who prepares the ballots shall provide ^aiiy sheets, 
tally sheets, a sufficient number of which, according to his judg- 
ment, shall be supplied with each set of ballots provided for in 
section 13. All counting of ballots and the records made shall 
be in accordance with the instructions printed on the tally sheets, 
which shall be returned by the election officers to the city or 
town clerk. 

Sect. 27. Immediately after the polls are closed, the ballots Ballots 
shall be examined, and the votes for the several candidates and ^"""^'''^^" 
on the questions submitted shall be counted by the moderator in 
the presence of the town clerk, the selectmen, and the other elec- 
tion officers herein provided. The counting shall be public, but 
within the guard-rail, and shall not be adjourned nor postponed 
until it shall have been completed, and the whole number of bal- 
lots cast for each person and on each question submitted to the 
voters shall have been publicly announced. While being counted, 
no ballot snail be placed nearer than four feet of the guard;rail 



358 



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[1801. 



Duties of 
printer ; 
penaltj'. 



Penalty for 
showing or 
placing dis- 
tinguishing 
maik upon 
ballot, and for 
interference. 



Penalty for 
defacing in- 
structions to 
voters, and 
for obstruct- 
ing a voter. 



Penalty for 
defacing or 
for{j;ing nomi- 
nation papers 
or ballots. 



which forms the iiiclosure in which the counting is done, during 
which time only the aforesaid officers shall be allowed within said 
inclosure. The check-lists and all ballots cast shall be preserved 
according to existing laws for the preservation of ballots. 

Sect. 28. Any printer employed to print any official ballots, 
or any person engaged in printing the same, who shall appro- 
priate to himself, or give or deliver, or knowingly permit to be 
taken, any of said ballots by any other person than the officer 
who prepares them, or shall willfully print or cause to be printed 
any official ballot in any other form or particular than that pre- 
scribed by the said officer, — such printer or person so offending 
shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and, upon conviction, shall be 
sentenced to pay a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or to 
undergo an imprisonment for not more than one year, or both. 

Sect. 29. A voter who shall, except as herein otherwise pro- 
vided, allow his ballot to be seen by any person, with the inten- 
tion of letting it be known how he is about to vote, or place an 
distinguishing mark upon his ballot, or shall write any name as 
the candidate of his choice, with the intention of placing thereby 
a distinguishing mark upon his ballot, or who in voting shall use 
or attempt to nse any ballot not given him by the ballot clerk, 
in manner hereinbefore provided, or who shall make a false oath 
as to his inability to mark his ballot, or any person who shall 
interfere or attempt to interfere with any voter when such voter 
is inside the inclosed space, or who shall endeavor to induce any 
voter, before voting, to show how he marks or has marked his 
ballot, or otherwise violate any provision of this act, shall be 
punished by fine of not more than five hundred dollars ; and the 
election officers shall see that the offender is duly brought be- 
fore the proper court for trial. 

Sect, 30, Any person who shall willfully deface, tear down, 
remove, or destroy any card of instructions or specimen ballot 
printed or posted for the instruction of voters, or who shall 
willfally remove or destroy any of the supplies or conveniences 
furnished to enable a voter to prepare his ballot, or who shall 
willfully liinder a voter in voting, shall be punished by a fine not 
exceeding five hundred dollars. 

Sect. 31. Any person who shall falsely make or file or will- 
full}' deface or destroy any certificate of nomination or nomina- 
tion paper, or any part thereof, or sign any such certificate or 
paper contrary to the provisions of this act, knowing the same or 
any part thereof to be falsely made, or suppress any certificate 
of nomination or nomination paper, or any part thereof, which 
has been duly filed, or forge or falsely make the official indorse- 
ment on any ballot, or Avillfully destroy or defiice any ballot, or 
shall furnish to any voter a ballot with the intent that such voter 
shall use the same in voting instead of the ballot given or to be 
given him b}' the ballot clerk, as herein provided, or shall take 
or remove any ballot outside of the inclosure provided for voting 
before the close of the polls, or willfully delay the delivery of 
any ballots, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding one 



1891.] 



Chapters 49, 50. 



359 



thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in the jail for not more 
than one year, or hy both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 32. Any public officer upon whom a duty is imposed by Penalty for 
this act, who shall willfully neglect to perform such duty, or neglect, 
who shall willfully perform it in such a way as to hinder the 
objects of this act, shall be punished by a fine of not more than 
one thousand dollars, or by imprisonment in jail for not more 
than one year, or by both such fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 33. Whoever shall willfully or maliciously destroy or Penalty for 
injure a ballot-box, or the mechanism thereof, shall be punished bauot-box. 
by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or by imprisonment 
in the jail not exceeding one year, or both. 

Sect. 34. Any and all fines imposed by this act shall, when Disposition of 
collected, be paid one half to the county and one half to the 
person furnishing the information which secures the conviction 
of the offender. 

Sect. 35. A plurality of votes shall elect representatives to ^^P^^j^^nta- 
the General Court, and all city, ward, and town officers elected municipal 
under the provisions of this act. In case of any failure to elect eci by^pfu-^'^ " 
the aforesaid officers, there shall be a new balloting, in which ^'^^^^y- 
the ballots remaining, if any, from both sets, as herein provided, 
shall be used ; or if nev/ ballots are needed, it shall be the duty 
of the city or town clerk to prepare and furnish duplicates of the 
•original ballots, in so far as they relate to the offices to be filled 
by the new balloting. 

Sect. 36. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^j|p|||^°s 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 50. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 12 OF 
THE LAWS OF 1889, RELATING TO BUILDING AND LOAN ASSOCIA- 
TIONS, AND CHAPTER 93, LAWS 1887. 



Section 
1. Mortgage notes held by associations 
exempted from taxation. 



Section 
2. Tax paid to town or city collector; 
bank commission to prescribe form 
of books; repealing clause; takes 
effect. 



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



Section 1. That section 1 of said chapter 12 is hereby Mortgage 
amended by inserting after the word " force " in the third line,^^'°J^^;?i!^'^/ou^^ 
and before the word " and" in the same line, the words follow- «'-;^^*^i"pted 
ing, to wit: "less the amount of notes held by it secured by tion. 



360 



Chapters 50, 51. 



[1891. 



mortgages upon the homestead of the debtor upon which the 
debtor pays a tax in this state," and after the word "associa- 
tion " and before the word " shall " in the first line of said 
section, "organized under the provisions of chapter 93, Laws 
of 1887," so that said section shall read as follows : " Section 1. 
Every building and loan association organized under the pro- 
visions of chapter 93, Laws of 1887, shall pay annually a tax 
equal to the rate of taxation in the place where each association 
is located upon the whole amount paid upon its stock or shares 
which are in force, less the amount of notes held by it secured 
by mortgages upon the homestead of the debtor upon w^hich the 
debtor pays a tax in this state, and no other tax shall be assessed 
on said stock or shares, or against the holders on account thereof." 

Sect. 2. Also amend chapter 12, laws of 1889, by adding 
thereto the following sections, to wit : 

"Sect. 3. The tax upon building and loan associations shall be 
scribe formof paid to the collcctor of the town or citvinwdiich said associations 

books; re- i 

pealing ^ are located. 

" Sect. 4. All building and loan associations hereafter or- 
ganized under the provisions of said chapter 93, Laws of 1887, 
shall notify the bank commissioners of their organization before 
beginning business, and the bank commissioners shall have 
powder to prescribe the form of books to be used by them. 

" Sect. 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage." 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



Tax paid to 
town or city 
collector; 
bank commis 
sion to pre 



clause 
effect 



takes 



CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT GRANTING A REVOCABLE LICENSE TO MAINTAIN A PASSWAY 
between LIBERTY ISLAND IN LAKE SUNAPEE AND THE MAIN- 
LAND. 



Section 

1. License to maintain passway; condi- 

tions. 

2. Subject to amendment or repeal. 



Section 

3. Private right not impaired. 

4. Takes effect. 



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



License to 
maintain 
passvvay; 
conditions. 



Section 1. The passway that has been built between 
Liberty Island in Lake Sunapee and the mainland may be 
maintained and renewed by any owner or lessee of any part of 
said island, subject to such regulations and restrictions as may 
be imposed in any legal proceedings brought or to be brought by 



1891.] Chapters 51, 52. 361 

publi(! authority for the protection and maintenance of puhhc 
rights. 

Sect. 2. The Hcense given b}' the first section of this act for subject to 
the maintenance and renewal of said passwav may at any time or repeal, 
be changed by an amendment and wholly revoked by a repeal of 
this act, and no private right shall be acquired under it by lapse 
of time. 

Sect. 3. This act shall not impair anv private riijht, whether ^ri^ate right 

,,. ,. . ^ ^ "^ ^ ^ ^ not impaired. 

involved m any pending suit or not. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take eifect and be in force from and Takes effect, 
after its passage. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 5 2. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE REMOVAL OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
COLLEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS FROM HAN- 
OVER TO DURHAM, AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

SECTioiT I Section 

1. Agreement with Dartmouth College 6. Appropriation for removal and erec- 

terininated on one year's notice. tion of new buildings; issue of 

2. Removal from Hanover to Durbam. bonds. 

3. Trustees to sell real estate and invest 7. Chapter 12, Laws of 1S91, amended; 

proceeds of sale. control of real estate in Durham 

4. Culver Hall relinquished to Dart- vested in trustees. 

mouth College on conditions. S. Takes effect; treasurer to notify trus- 

5. Election and qualifications of trus- tees. 

tees. ! 9. Repealing clause. 

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

Court convened: 
\J 

Section 1. The trustees of the ]^ew Hampshire College of Agreement 
Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, located at Hanover, in this mouth ^coi- 
state, are hereby instructed and required to terminate the loca-jfjj^l^*'™^^^ 
tion and agreernent made and concluded on the seventh day of year's notice. 
April, eighteen hundred and sixty-eight, between the said New 
Hampshire (College of Agriculture and the ]\Ieclianic Arts and 
Dartmouth College, by giving one year's notice of such termina- 
tion, in writing, to the trustees of Dartmouth College as soon as 
practicable after the time when this act shall take eflect, in ac- 
cordance with the terms of said agreement and of the act of in- 
corporation of said IS'ew Hampshire College of Agriculture and 
the Mechanic Arts. 

Sect. 2. Upon the termination of the location and ^gi'^GmentRemovai^^^^^ 
aforesaid, the said New Hampshire College of Agriculture andto^Dmb'km.^^^ 
the Mechanic Arts and the Experiment Station connected there- 
with, shall be removed from llano ver to and located upon the 
" Warner farm," so called, of the late Benjamin Thompson, in 



362 Chapter 52. [1891. 

the town of Durham, devised hy the said Thompson to the state 
of Xew Hampshire by his last will and testament. 
Trustees to Sect. 3. The trustees of the N'ew Hampshire Collej^e of Aerri- 

sell real • i o o 

estate and culture and the Mechanic Arts are hereby authorized t nd di- 
ceeclfofTaie. rected to Sell, at public or private sale, the real estate, with the 
buildings thereon, acquired by them by the deed of John Co- 
nant, dated September 16, 1870, and recorded in the Grafton 
county registrj' of deeds, book 324, page 87, and all other real 
estate owned by said college in the town of Hanover, reserving 
the right to occupy the same until the removal of said college as 
hereinbefore provided, and to invest the proceeds of such sales, 
so far as the same shall be derived from the sale of the laud con- 
veyed to said college by said Conant, in accordance with the 
terms expressed in his said deed, and the balance of said pro- 
ceeds in aid of the erection and furnishing of buildings for the 
use of said college upon said Warner farm. 
Culver Hau Sect. 4. Upon the termination of the location and agreement 

relmquisheu t t • -, ,. ., 

to Dartmouth aioresaid, the state shall and it does hereby relinquish to the 
coiK?mon^. trustees of Dartmouth College all claim to the building known 
as Culver Hall, erected at Hanover in co-operation with the trus- 
tees of Dartmouth College under the provisions and authority 
of section 6 of an act approved July 9, 1869, entitled " An act 
to promote the interests of the New Hampshire College of Ag- 
riculture and the Mechanic Arts," and thereupon the said trus- 
tees of Dartmouth College are hereby requested to refund to the 
state the sum of fifteen thousand dollars appropriated by the act 
aforesaid in aid of the erection and furnishing of said Culver 
Hall. The said sum of fifteen thousand dollars, when the same 
shall be refunded to the state, shall be and is hereby appropri- 
ated in aid of the erection and furnishing of the buildings re- 
quired for the use of said college upon said Warner farm. 
Election and Sect. 5. The "-eiieral government of said College of Agricul- 

qualifications i-\ri^» • i- i ipi- 

of trustees, ture and Mechanic Arts is vested in a board of thirteen trustees, 
and all vacancies hereafter occurring in said board shall be filled 
as follows : The governor of the state and the president of said 
college shall be trustees ex officio. The alumni of said college 
may elect one trustee in such manner as said board may pre- 
scribe. He shall be a resident of the state and his term of office 
shall be three years. All other trustees shall be appointed by 
the governor, with the advice of the council, one at least from 
each councilor district, and so classified and commissioned that 
the office of three trustees shall become vacant annually. Not 
more than five of the trustees appointed by the governor and 
council shall belong to the same political party, and at least seven 
of them shall l)e practical farmers. Seven members shall consti- 
tute a quorum for doing business, and not less than seven affirma- 
\ five votes shall be required to elect a president of said college, 
tion for^^^' Sect. 6. The sum of one hundred thousand dollars is hereby 

removal and appropriated for the removal of said college from Hanover to 
new build- Durham and the erection and maintenance of suitable buildings 
brafd's!*^^^ for the purposes of said college; and the treasurer of the state is 
hereby authorized, under the direction of the governor and 



1891.] Chapter 52. 363 

council, to issue bonds or certificates of indebtedness in the 
name and in behalf of the state, for the whole or any part of 
said sum, in the same manner and subject to the same condi- 
tions as are provided in the act approved March 19, 1891, en- 
titled " An act to provide for re-funding maturing bonds and au- 
thorizing a temporary loan," and said bonds or certificates of 
indebtedness issued by authority of said act, and those issued by 
authority of this act, are hereby consolidated into one series, and 
the governor is authorized to draw his warrant on the treasurer 
for said sum, from time to time, as the same shall l)e needed, and 
the same shall be paid to the treasurer of said College of Agri- 
culture and the Mechanic Arts, and expended under the direc- 
tion of the trustees of said college. 

Sect. 7. Section 11 of the act approved March 5, 1891, en-LSSnlji 
titled " An act to accept the provisions of the Thompson will, amended; 
and to provide for the present disposition of the funds," is hereby estate°in^^^'^^ 
amended by striking out the w^ords "The board of agriculture ^^^vj^^^j^l^^^- 
is," and inserting in place thereof the words, " The trustees of 
the N^ew Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic 
Arts are," so that said section, as amended, shall read : " Section 
11. The trustees of the I^ew Hampshire College of Agriculture 
and the Mechanic Arts are hereby authorized and directed, in 
behalf of the state, to receive possession of the real estate in 
Durham coming to the state by virtue of said will, and to care 
for, control, and manage it until it is needed for the uses of the 
school or college to be established as provided in the will." 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect and be in force from an drakes effect; 
after the day on w^hich the estate devised and bequeathed to the "otify trus- 
state by the said Benjamin Thompson shall be turned over to 
and become the property of the state. The state treasurer is 
hereby required to notify the trustees of said College of Agri- 
culture and the Mechanic Arts, in w^riting, of the reception of 
said estate immediately after it shall be turned over to the state 
as aforesaid. 

Sect. 9. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^j|P||]^"s 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



364 



Chapters 53, 54. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 43 OF LAWS OF 1879, ENTITLED 
"an act in AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 179 OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, CHANGING THE TIME FOR CATCHING BROOK TROUT." 



Section 
1. Time for catchins 



trout cbanged. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Time for 
catching trout 
changed. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 43 of the Laws of 1879 
be SO amended as to read from the " fifteenth day of September 
of any year to the fifteenth day of April next following," in- 
stead of from the "thirtieth day of September of any year to 
the thirtieth day of April following." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO FOREIGN INSURANCE COMPANIES AND AGENTS. 

Section 1. Insurance commissioner to adopt reciprocal regulations in regard to for- 
eign insurance companies and agents. 

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



Insurance SECTION 1, If any State shall by its laws deny any insurance 

commissioner .. n .i • , ^ -i, "••i" i-i 

to adopt company or citizen ot this state any rights or priyileges which 
rigifiatfons in ^rc granted to insurance companies and citizens of that state, 
fofS'^Vinsur ^^^^^^ ^^i^ statc shall in like manner deny to insurance companies 
ance compa- and citizeiis of that state all such rights and priyileges, and they 
agents. shall be subject to all the restrictions and penalties as prescribed 

by that state to insurance companies and citizens of this state ; 
and if by the laws of any state the insurance commissioner or 
other official shall haye power to reyoke the license of any com- 
pany of this state or foreign state for writing insurance upon any 
person or property of that state, other than through or by a cit- 
izen of that state, then the insurance commissioner of this state 
is empowered to revoke the license of any insurance company of 
that state or any foreign insurance company licensed to do busi- 
ness in this state, that shall write for or through any agent of 



1891.] 



Chapters 54, 55. 



365 



that state, dh-ectly or indirectly, upon any person or property of 
this state, except the same be written through a duly authorized 
assent, who shall be a citizen of this state. 
^[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 55. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 280 OF THE GENERAL LAAVS IN 
RELATION TO ARSON AND BURNING PROPERTY. 



Section 

1. Informer to receive reward. 

2. Treasurer to pay on certificate of at- 

torney-general or solicitor. 



Section 

3. Certain laws printed and posted. 

4. Duty of mayor and selectmen. 

5. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. A reward of one hundred dollars ^shall be paid by informer to 
the state to any informer who furnishes to the prosecuting offi- \^q^^% 
cers of the state evidence that secures the arrest and conviction 
of any person or persons who shall have maliciously or through 
criminal carelessness done damage by kindling fires in any forest, 
wood-lot, sprout-lot, pasture, or fields, or who shall have in- 
curred an}^ of the penalties imposed by chapter 280 of the Gen- 
eral Laws. 

Sect. 2. The state treasurer shall pay one hundred dollars to^j.^j^gy^gyto 
any person who presents the certificate of the attorney-general P^>^<^n ^ertm- 
or of the solicitor of any countv in the state, that he is entitled ney-generai 

, , 1 1 1 T "^ or solicitor. 

to the reward above named. 

Sect. 3. Chapter 280 of the General Laws, together with this certain jaws 
act, shall be printed upon durable material, and twenty copies of posted, 
the same shall be forwarded to each city, ward, and town clerk 
in the state, with the instruction that the same be posted in pub- 
lic places. 

Sect. 4. It shall be the dut}^ of the mayors of cities and the se- Duty of 
lectnien of towns to prosecute all oiFenses arising under said ^eiecTuieu! 
chapter of the General Laws. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take efiect on its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



366 



Chapter 56. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 56. 

AN ACT PLACING CERTAIN CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, SOCIETIES, 
AND ORDERS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE INSURANCE COM- 
MISSIONER. 



Section 

1. Certain corporations shall report to 
insurance commissioner; commis- 
sioner maj' license; penalty; excep- 
tion. 

■2. Duties of commissioner. 

3. Fees for license ; may be revoked. 

4. Qualification of agents. 



Section 

5. Penalty. 

6. Commissioner to report to attorney- 
general; penalty. 

7. Fees of commissioner for making ex. 
aminations. 

8. Laws repealed. 

9. Takes elTect. 



Certain cor- 
porations 
shall report 
to insurance 
commis- 
sioner; com- 
missioner 
maj' license; 
penalty ; 
exception. 



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

Section 1. Every corporation, association, society, or order, 
organized under the laws of 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, or whereby such money or 
other benefit is to become due or payable as an endowment or 
lifetime benefit, or an investment involving tontine or survivor- 
ship principles for the benefit of persisting members, shall annu- 
ally, 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, or officers corresponding thereto, 
by whatever name they may be called, showing its financial 
standing, the amount and sources of its income, and the amount 
and manner of its disbursement for the year ending on the pre- 
ceding thirty-first day of December, and shall make such further 
statements of its membership and financial transactions, plans 
and methods of business done or proposed to be done, as said 
commissioner shall deem necessary to a proper exhibit of its 
business and standing, in accordance with blanks to be furnished 
by the commissioner for this purpose ; and every such corpora- 
tion, association, society, or order heretofore organized in this 
state, shall tile with said commissioner a full statement as above 
required within thirty days after the passage of this act, and any 
such corporation, association, society, or order hereafter organ- 
ized in this state, shall, before doing any business, file with the 
commissioner a certified copy of its charter and by-laws and a 
full statement, under oath of its president and secretary, showing 
the financial standing of the corporation, association, society, or 
order, and explaining fully the plans, contracts, and methods 
proposed to be used in the prosecution of its business. Upon 
receiving such statements, if the commissioner is satisfied that 
the corporation, association, societ}^, or order is reliable and wor- 
thy of public patronage, he shall grant a license authorizing 
them to do business, subject to law, until the first day of April 



1891.] Chapter 56. 367 

thereafter ; and annually thereafter on the first day of April such 
license ma}- be renewed, so long as the corporation, associa- 
tion, society, or order complies with the requirements afore- 
said. The acting officers of such corporations, associations, 
societies, or orders 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. This act shall 
not be construed to apply to any benevolent association which 
pays funeral and sick benefits only. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of the insurance commissioner, Duties of com- 
whenever he shall have reason to believe that any such corpora- "^^®®^^^*^^"- 
tion, association, society, or order, organized under the laws of 
this state or otherwise, is unsound, or conducting its affairs con- 
trary to public policy, or upon the petition of five or more 
policy, certificate, contract, or bond holders of any such corpora- 
tion, association, society, or order, setting forth that they believe 
such corporation, association, society, or order unsound, or that 
there is waste or mismanagement in the affairs of such corpora- 
tion, association, society, or order, or that their business is con- 
ducted in a manner contrary to public policy, with reason for 
such belief, to make personal examination of the affairs of such 
corporation, association, society, or order, at the expense of the 
corporation, association, society, or order, and for such purpose 
he shall have access to all the records, books, and papers of that 
corporation, association, society, or order, and may examine, 
under oath, any ofiScer or agent thereof. If upon examination 
the commissioner shall be of the opinion that the affairs and 
business methods of the corporation, association, society, or 
order, are in such condition as to render it unsafe or unworthy 
of public confidence, he shall consult the attorney-general, and, 
with his approval, shall file a petition against such corporation, 
association, society, or order, in the office of the supreme court 
of the county in which such corporation, association, society, or 
order has its principal place of business, for closing the affairs of 
the corporation, association, society, or order; and any judge 
of said court may issue a temporary injunction to restrain such 
corporation, association, society or order from doing business, 
which shall be dissolved or made permanent by said court upon 
the hearing and determination of said petition ; and the court 
may make such further orders and decrees as the circumstances 
of the case and the protection of the public may render 
proper. 

Sect. 3. It shall not be lawful for any such corporation, rccs for ii- 
association, society, or order, organized under the laws of this bl^fevokca- 
state or any other state, to issue such certificates, contracts, bonds, 
or promises in this state uidess such corporation, association, 
society, or order shall first obtain license of the insurance com- 
missioner authorizing them so to do. Before receiving such 
license such corporation, association, society, or order shall tile 
with the insurance commissioner a certified copy of its charter 
and by-laws, and a full statement, under oath, of its jiresident 
and secretary, showing the financial standing of the corporation, 



368 Chapter 56. [1891. 

association, society, or order, and explaining fully the plans, 
contracts, and methods used or proposed to be used in the 
prosecution of their business, in accordance with blanks furnished 
by him. Upon receiving such copies and statements, if the in- 
surance commissioner is satisfied with the same, and that the 
plans, contracts, and methods are worthy of public patronage, 
and that such corporation, association, society, or order is 
reliable and entitled to public confidence, and such corporation, 
association, society, or order has filed with the insurance com- 
missioner a written stipulation, duly authenticated by the 
company, agreeing that any legal process afitecting the corpora- 
tion, association, society, or order served on the insurance com- 
missioner for the time being shall have the same effect as if 
served personally on the corporation, association, society, or 
order within the state, he shall grant such license authorizing 
such corporation, association, society, or order to do business 
under the plans, contracts, and methods by them described, 
subject to the laws of this state, until the first day of April 
thereafter, and annually thereafter on the first day of April such 
license may be renewed so long as the corporation, association, 
society, or order shall comply with the requirements aforesaid. 
For each license as above, the corporation, association, society, 
or order shall pay to the insurance commissioner five dollars when 
applied for, and if such license be granted, five dollars more, and 
five dollars for each annual renewal thereof. Such license may 
be revoked at any time by the insurance commissioner for the 
causes and in the manner prescribed l)y law. 
Quaiiflca- Sect. 4. ISTo pcrson shall act as an assent of any such corpora- 

agents. tiou, association, society, or order, until he shall have filed with 

the insurance commissioner a certificate from the corporation, 
association, society, or order, or its authorized general agent, 
authorizing him to act as such agent, and obtained license 
thereon from him so to do for each corporation, association, 
society, or order for which he proposes to act. Upon filing the 
aforesaid certificate, the commissioner shall issue a license to 
such person to act as agent for such corporation, association, 
society, or order in this state, provided the corporation, associa- 
tion, society, or order for which he proposes to solicit applications 
for certificates, contracts, or investments, shall be authorized to 
do such business in this state, which license shall continue until 
the first day of April thereafter, unless for cause revoked in the 
meantime ; and upon filing a certificate as aforesaid, such license 
may be renewed on said first day of April, and annually there- 
after ; and for such license and for each subsequent renewal, the 
person receiving the same shall pay to the commissioner the 
sum of one dollar. jSTo officer or member of any such corpora- 
tion, association, society, or order shall be required to secure 
license under the provisions of this section unless he is regularly 
employed and devotes his time to soliciting membership for 
such corporation, association, society, or order, receiving com- 
pensation therefor. 



1891.] Chapter 56. 369 

Sect. 5. If any person, except as provided in section four of Penalty, 
this act, shall solicit or receive any application for an endow- 
ment, investment, bond, lifetime benefit, or death benefit, or 
receive money or value therefor, for any such corporation, asso- 
ciation, society, or order, without such license from the commis- 
sioner, or after the license granted to him or the corporation, 
association, society, or order for which he acts as agent has been 
revoked, he shall be punished for each ofiense by fine not ex- 
ceeding one hundred dollars, one half to the use of the prosecu- 
tor ; but any certificate or investment issued on an application 
thus procured shall bind the corporation, association, society, or 
order, if otherwise valid. If any agent shall refuse to show his 
license when requested so to do by any person, he shall be pun- 
ished in the manner as provided for persons acting without a 
license. 

Sect. 6. Whenever the insurance commissioner shall have commissiou- 
reason to believe that any such corporation, association, society, atto°mey"j,'en*^ 
or order, whether organized in this state or otherwise, or any ®^'^^' p®"*^'^^' 
oflicer or agent of such corporation, association, society, or order, 
or any other person, shall have violated any law of this state 
relating to such corporations, associations, societies, or orders, their 
officers or agents, or the business by them conducted, or the laws 
relating to lotteries, gambling, or wagers, or failed to comply 
with an}^ requisition of the laws of this state relating to such 
corporations, associations, societies, or orders, their officers or 
agents, or the business by them conducted, or the laws relating 
to lotteries, gambling, and wagers, he shall forthwith report the 
fact, with any information he may have relating thereto, to the 
attorney-general of the state, who shall, if in his judgment it is 
advisable so to do, prosecute every such corporation, association, 
societ}^ or order, their officers or agents, or other person 
thereof; and any such corporation, association, society, or order, 
their officer, agent, or other person, upon conviction, shall be 
liable for each offense to a fine not exceeding two thousand 
dollars and costs of prosecution, and not less than five hun- 
dred dollars. 

Sect. 7. The fees of the commissioner, when not otherwise ^^^es of cotp- 
provided in this act, shall be the same for the examination of making ex- 
such corporations, associations, societies, or orders as provided '^™"''^^^'^"'^" 
bylaw for the examination of insurance companies. 

Sect. 8. An act entitled " An act requiring annual statements i^aws 
to be made to the insurance commissioner by certain corpora- ^*'^'^"'^'* 
tions, associations, and societies," of the Laws of 188->, chapter 
52, and all other acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith, are 
hereby repealed. 

SECt. 9. This act shall take effect ujton its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



370 Chapters 57, 58. [1891. 



CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARY OF THE JUDGE OF PROBATE 
FOR STRAFFORD COUNTY. 



Section Section 

1. Salary increased. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

Salary SECTION 1, TliG aiiiiual Salary of the judge of probate for 

StraiFord county sliall hereafter be six hundred dollars, payable 
at the same time and in the same manner as it is now payable. 

Takes effect. Sect. 2. Tliis Rct shall take effect upoii its passagc. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING TOWNS TO RAISE AND APPROPRIATE MONEY 
FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHASING FOR THE USE OF THE TOWN 
THE NEW HAMPSHIRE REPORTS. 



Section 
1. Towns authorized to raise money for 
purchase of law reports. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Towns auth- SECTION 1. Towns are hereby authorized to raise and appro- 
money*fo\^^*^ P^ate mouey for the purpose of purchasing the iTew Hampshire 
purchase of Rei-)orts ill a complete set, or in such number as may be neces- 

law reports. ^ i ' iii i i 

sary to supply volumes that may have been lost or destroyed, 
said reports to be kept for the use of the towns so purchasing. 
Takes effect. Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take effect ou its passage, 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapters 59, 60. 



371 



CHAPTER 59. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 7 OF THE LAWS OF 1883, EN- 
TITLED " AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE EXEMPTION OF DISABLED 
SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THE LATE WAR FROM THE PAYMENT 
OF POLL TAX." 



Section 
1. Soldiers and sailors pensioned or 
honorably discharged exempt from 
poll tax. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted h>j the Senate and House of Jicpreseniatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Strike out section 1 of said chapter 7, and insert soidiers and 
the following : "Any soldier or sailor of the War of the Re- If.^ne'd or'" 
hellion who shall present to the selectmen or assessors of the J??"?^j^^'^ 

I • t 1 T- n • ■ 1 -I ^ • • ciiscnargea 

town 111 which he lives, tor inspection and record, his pension exempt fi-om 
certificate awarding to such soldier or sailor an invalid pension ^° 
of any amount, or an honorable discharge of such soldier or 
sailor from the service of the United States in said Rebellion, 
shall thereafter be exempt from levy of poll tax." 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT TO prevent THE DESTRUCTION OF SHEEP AND OTHER DAM- 
AGES BY DOGS. 



Section 

1. Dogs to be licensed. 

2. Licenses, after May 1, for fractional 

parts of a year. 

3. Fees for licenses. 

4. Symptoms of hydrophobia printed on 

licenses. 
6. Licenses, and disposition of fees. 

6. Separate accounts. 

7. Valid tliroughout the state; transfer- 

able. 

8. Penalty for keeping unlicensed dog. 

9. Penalty for removing collar, stealing, 

or poisoning. 

10. Assessors to return list to town 

clerk. 

11. 1^,1 licensed dogs to be killed. 

12. Officers to make return. 



Section 

13. Mayors and selectmen to certify to 

solicitors. 

14. Damage bj' dogs. 

l.'i. When dogs may be killed. 
IG. Loss from dogs; remedy and pro- 
ceedings. 
17. Election of remedy. 

15. Alderman to act in absence of mayor. 
19. Selectmen may order dogs to be 

muzzled. 
[.20. Compensation of officers. 
21. Service of order; penalty. 
2.2. Penalty for neglect by town officers. 

23. Towns may make additional regula- 

tions. 

24. Fines, how recovered. 
2'). Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. Every owner or keeper of a dog three months old Dogs to be 
or over shall annually, on or before the thirtieth day of April, "°^"^®*^' 
cause it to be registered, numbered, described, and Jicensed for 



372 



Chapter 60. 



[1891. 



parts of a 
year. 



Fees for 
licenses. 



Sj'mptoms of 
hydrophobia 
printed on 
licenses. 



Licenses and 
disposition of 
fees. 



one 3-ear from the first day of the ensuing^ May, in the ofiice of 
the clerk of the city or town wherein said dog is kept, and shall 
cause it to wear around its neck a collar distinctly marked with 
its owner's name and its registered number. 
Licenses, Sect. 2. An owuer of a dog may at any time have it licensed 

for^fractfonai Until the first day of the ensuing May: and a person becoming 
the owner or keeper of a dog after the first day of May, not 
duly licensed, shall cause it to be registered, numbered, de- 
scribed, and licensed as provided in the preceding section. 

Sect. 3. The fee for every license for a year shall be two dol- 
lars for a male dog and five dollars for a female dog, and such 
proportionate sum for licenses for dogs becoming three months 
of age after the first day of May, or which may be brought from 
out of the state after the first day of May, as the remaining 
portion of the year bears to the sum required for a license for a 
whole year. 

Sect. 4. Every license issued to the owner of a dog shall have 
printed thereon a description of the symptoms of the disease in 
dogs known as hydrophobia, said description to be supplied by 
the secretary of the state board of health, lunacy, and charity to 
the clerks of the several cities and tow^ns, upon application 
therefor. 

Sect. 5. Clerks of cities and of towns shall issue said licenses, 
and receive the money therefor, and pay the same into the 
treasuries of their respective towns and cities on or before the 
first day of June of each year, retaining to their own use twenty 
cents for each license, and shall return therewith a sworn state- 
ment of the amount of moneys thus received and paid over by 
them. They shall also keep a record of all licenses issued by 
them, with the names of the keepers or owners of dogs 
licensed, and the names, registered numbers, and descriptions of 
all such dogs. 

Sect. 6. Each city and town treasurer shall keep an accurate 
and separate account of all moneys received and expended by 
him under the provisions of this chapter relating to dogs. 

Sect. 7. A license duly recorded shall be valid in any part of 
the state, and may be transferred wdth the dog licensed. 

Sect. 8. Whoever keeps a dog contrary to the provisions of 
this chapter shall forfeit fifteen dollars, five dollars of which 
shall be paid to the complainant, and ten dollars to the treasurer 
of the city or town in which the dog is kept. 

Sect. 9. Whoever wrongfully removes the collar from or steals 
a dog licensed and collared as aforesaid shall be punished by 
ing.orpoison-gjjg j-jQ^ gxceedino; fiftv dollars; and whoever wrongfullv kills, 
maims, entices, or carries aw^ay such a dog shall be liable to its 
owner for its value in an action of tort. Whoever distributes or 
exposes a poisonous substance, with intent that the same shall be 
eaten by a dog, shall be punished by a fine of not less than ten 
nor more than fifty dollars. 

Sect. 10. The assessors shall annually make a list of all dogs 
ownied or kept in their respective cities or tow^ns on the first day 
of April, w^ith the owners' or keepers' names, and return the 



Separate 
accounts. 



Valid 

throughout 
the state; 
transferable. 
Penalty for 
keeping un- 
licensed dog. 



Penalty for 
removing 
collar, steal- 



Assessors to 
return list to 
town clerk. 



1891.] Chapter 60. 373 

same to the city or town clerk on or before the first da}- of May. 
An owner or keeper of a dog who refuses to answer or answers 
falsely to the assessors, relative to the ownership thereof, shall be 
punished by fine of not less than ten dollars, to be paid into 
the town treasury. 

Sect. 11. The mayor of each city and the selectmen of each unlicensed 
town shall annualh', within ten days from the first day of May, 5j?if|^°'^*^ 
issue a warrant to one or more police ofificers or constables, di- 
recting them to proceed forthwith either to kill or cause to be 
killed all dogs within such city or town not licensed and collared 
according to the provisions of this chapter, and to enter com- 
plaint against the owners or keepers thereof; and any person 
ma}^, and every police officer and constable shall, kill or cause to 
be killed all such dogs, whenever and wherever found. Such 
officers, other than those employed under regular pay, shall re- 
ceive one dollar for each dog so destroyed, from the treasurers of 
their respective cities or towns. All bills for such services shall 
be approved by the mayor of the cit}' or the selectmen of the 
town in which said dogs are destroj^ed, and shall be paid from 
moneys received under the provisions of this chapter. 

Sect. 12. Each police officer or constable to whom the war- officers to 
rant named in the preceding section is issued shall return -^j^e "^'^ '^ ^® "*""■ 
same, on or before the first day of July following, to the mayor 
or selectmen issuing the same, and shall state in said return the 
number of dogs killed, and the names of the owners or keepers 
thereof, and whether all unlicensed dogs in his city or town have 
been killed under the provisions of this chapter, and whether 
complaints have been entered against all the persons who have 
failed to comply with said provisions. 

Sect. 13. The mayor of each city and the chairman of the Mayors and 
selectmen of each town shall annually, within ten days from the ceitif yto\o*^ 
first day of July, transmit a certificate, subscribed and sworn ^^'^^**^^^- 
to, stating the issue of the warrant named in section 11, and 
whether the same has been duly executed and returned, agree- 
ably to the provisions of this chapter, to the county solicitor of 
said county, who shall prosecute all such city and town oflicers 
as have failed to comply with said provisions. 

Sect. 14. Every owner or keeper of a dog shall forfeit to any Damage by 
person injured by it double the amount of the damage sustained *^°°^" 
by him, to be recovered in an action of tort. 

Sect. 15. Any person may kill a dog that suddenly assaults when dogs 

, . 1 M 1 • 11 n • -T -i-i :. ^.\ • maybekiUed. 

hira while he is peaceably walking or riding without the in- 
closure of its owner or keeper; and any person may kill a dog 
that is found out of the inclosure or immediate care of its owner 
or keeper, worrying, wounding, or killing neat cattle, sheep, 
lambs, or other domestic animals. 

Sect. 16. Whoever suffers loss by the Avorrying, maiming, Loss from 
or killing of his sheep, lambs, fowls, or other domestic ani- knl proceed- 
raals by dogs, may inform the mayor of the city or one of the"^^^" 
selectmen of the town wherein the damage was done, who shall 
proceed to the premises where the damage was done, and deter- 
mine whether the same was inflicted by dogs, and, if so, ap- 



374 Chapter 60. [1891. 

praise the amount thereof if not exceeding twenty dollars ; if in 
the opinion of said mayor or selectman the amount of said damage 
exceeds twenty dollars, he shall appoint two disinterested per- 
sons, who, with himself, shall appraise the amount thereof; and, 
in either case, he shall return a certificate of the same, on or he- 
fore the first day of December, to the selectmen, who, during 
the month of December, shall examine all such bills, and, if any 
doubt exists, may summon the appraisers and all parties inter- 
ested, and make such examination as they may think proper, 
and shall issue an order upon the treasurer of the town or city 
in which the damage was done, for the amount, all or any part 
thereof, as justice and equity may require. 

The treasurer shall annually, on the first Wednesday of Janu- 
ary, pay all such orders in full, if the gross amount received by 
him for dog licenses and not previously paid out under the pro- 
visions of this chapter relating to dogs is sufficient therefor; 
otherwise he shall pay such amount pro rata upon such orders, 
in full discharge thereof. 

The appraisers shall receive from the city or town treasurer,, 
out of moneys received under the provisions of this chapter re- 
lating to dogs, one dollar each for every such examination made 
by them ; and the mayor or selectman acting in the case shall 
receive twenty cents per mile one way for his necessary travel. 
Election of Sect. 17. The owner of shcep, lambs, or other domestic ani- 

remedy. 1^^]^ worried, maimed, or killed by dogs, shall have his election 
whether to proceed under the provisions of the preceding sec- 
tion 14 or of section 16 ; but, having signified his election by 
proceeding in either mode, he shall not have the other remedy. 
Alderman to Sect. 18. Ill the absence or sickness of the mayor, it shall be 
of mayor.^"*'^ the duty of any one of the aldermen of the city, who maybe 
duly informed of damage supposed to have been done by dogs, 
to discharge forthwith the duties imposed by section 16 upon the 
mayor. 
Selectmen Sect. 19. The mayor and aldermen of a city or the selectmen 

^g^toYe of a town may order that any dog or dogs within the limits of 
muzzled. gucli city or town respectively shall be muzzled or restrained 
from running at large during such time as shall be prescribed by 
such order. After passing such order and posting a certified 
copy thereof in two or more public places in such city or town, 
or, in case a daily newspaper is published in such city or town, 
by publishing such copy once in such newspaper, the mayor and 
aldermen or selectmen may issue their w^arrant to one or more 
of the police ofiicers or constables of such city or town, who 
shall, after twenty-four hours from the publication of such no- 
tice, kill all dogs found unmuzzled or running at large contrary 
to such order, 
oompensa- Sect. 20. Said police ofiicers or constables shall be compen- 

cers.°**^^" sated for service under the preceding section as provided in sec- 
tion 16. 
Service of or- Sect, 21. The mavor and aldermen or selectmen muj cause 
special service of any such order to be made upon any person, 
requiring that a dog owned or kept by him shall be muzzled or 



der; penalty. 



1891.] 



Chapters 60, 01. 



375 



restrained from running at large, by causing a certified copy of 
such order to be delivered to him ; and if he refuses or neglects 
for twelve hours thereafter to muzzle or restrain such dog as so 
required, he shall be punished by a fine not exceeding twenty- 
five dollars. 

Sect. 22. Any city or town officer who refuses or willfully ^|^j^^^[^"^' 
neglects to perform the duties imposed upon him by the provi- town officers, 
sions of this chapter relating to dogs shall be punished by fire 
not exceeding one hundred dollars, to be paid into the town 
treasury. Any person aggrieved by such refusal or neglect on 
the [lart of a city or town officer, may report the same forthwith 
to the county solicitor of his county. 

Sect. 23. The city council of any city and any town niajmakelddT 
make such additional by-laws and regulations concerning the tionai reguia- 
licensing and restraining of dogs as they deem expedient, 
and may aflix penalties not exceeding ten dollars for a breach 
thereof; but such by-laws and regulations shall relate only to 
dogs owned or kept in such city or town ; and the annual fee re- 
quired for a license shall in no case be more than one dollar in 
addition to the sum required by section 3. 

Sect. 24. All fines and penalties provided in the preceding j^^i^eMiow 
sections relating to dogs may be recovered on comphiint 
before a police, district, or municipal court, or (trial) justice in 
the town or county where the offense is committed. 

Sect. 25. This act shall take efiect and be in force from r^^^^x'^-''^^^ ^«^^^- 
after its passage. 

[xVpproved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE REPRESENTATION OF THE STATE OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE EXHIBITION OF ITS PRODUCTS AT THE 
world's COLUMBIAN EXPOSITION OF 1893. 



Section 

1. Commission constituted. 

2. Appointed by the governor; orga- 

nization; powers; subject to re- 
moval. 

3. Compensation. 

4. Kxecutive commissioner ; duties. 



Section 

5. Duties of commissioners. 

6. Commission maj' erect building 

7. Provision for sale of building. 

8. Appropriation; proviso. 

9. Takes effect. 



Whereas, the Congress of the Tnited States has provided by 
an act approved April 25, 1890, for celebrating the four hun- 
dredth anniversary of the discovery of America by Christopher 
Columbus, by holding an international exhibition of arts, indus- 
tries, manufactures, and the products of the soil, mine, and sea, 
in the city of Chicago, in the state of Illinois, in the year 1893 ; 
and, 



376 



Chapter 61. 



[1801. 



Whereas, the various states of the Union have been invited 
to participate therein, and it is of great importance that the 
natural resources, industrial development, and general progress 
of the state of 'New Hampshire should be creditably displayed 
at said exposition ; therefore. 

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



Commission 
constituted. 



Appointecl by 
the govBrnor; 
organization; 
powers; sub- 
ject to 
removal. 



Compensa- 
tion. 



Executive 
commission- 
er; duties. 



Section 1. That for the purpose of exhibiting the resources, 
products, and general development of the state of New Hamp- 
shire at the World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, a commis- 
sion is hereby constituted, to be styled the Board of World's 
Fair Managers of New Hampshire, which shall consist of four 
citizens, to be organized and perform its duties as hereinafter 
provided. 

Sect. 2. The members of said board, two of whom shall be 
taken from each of the great political parties of the state, shall 
be appointed by the governor within thirty days after the passage 
of this act, and shall meet at such time and place as the governor 
may appoint, and organize by the election of a president, secre- 
tary, and treasurer. 

The treasurer of said board shall give a bond to the state in the 
sum of ten thousand dollars, with sufficient sureties, to be 
approved by the governor, for the proper performance of his 
duties. 

Three members of said board shall constitute a quorum for the 
transaction of business. 

The board shall have power to make rules and regulations for 
its own government, j^rovided such rules and regulations shall 
not be repugnant to the laws or regulations adopted by Congress 
for the government of said World's Columbian Exposition. 

The governor may at any time remove any member of the 
board for cause, or fill any vacancy which may occur in its mem- 
bership. 

Sect. 3. The members of the board appointed under this act 
shall not be entitled to any compensation for their services out 
of the state treasury except their actual expenses for transporta- 
tion, and the sum of three dollars per day for subsistence for 
each da_v they are necessarily absent from their homes, but 
within tiie state, and five dollars per day for such absence out of 
the state. 

Sect. 4. The board of world's fair managers is authorized 
to appoint one executive commissioner, not of their own num- 
ber, and to fix his salary, subject to the approval of the gover- 
nor, which shall not exceed, however, one hundred dollars per 
month in addition to the compensation of the members of the 
board above provided, for such months as the board may deem 
such services necessary, and be payable monthly out of the ap- 
propriation hereinafter made; and said executive commissioner 
shall be authorized and required to assume and exercise, subject 
to the supervision of said board, all sucli executive powers and 



1891.] Chapter 61. 377 

functions as maybe necessary to secure a complete and creditable 
display of the interests of the state at said exposition ; and as 
the executive agent of said board, he shall liave personal charge 
of the solicitation, collection, transportation, arrangement, and 
exhibition of the objects sent under the authority of the state to 
said exposition, and of such objects sent by individual citizens of 
the state as may be by them placed in his charge. He shall make 
a report to the board monthly, and hold office at their pleasure. 

Sect. 5. The said board shall have charge of the interests ofoutiesof com- 
the state and its citizens in the preparation and exhibition, at 
said exposition, of the natural and industrial products of the 
state, and of objects illustrating its history, progress, moral and 
material welfare, and future development, and in all other mat- 
ters pertaining to the said exposition ; it shall communicate with 
the officers of and obtain and disseminate through the state all 
necessary information regarding said exposition, and in general 
have and exercise full authority in relation to the participation 
of the state of New Hampshire and its citizens in the World's 
Columbian Exposition of 1893. 

Sect. 6. The board shall have power to make such arrange- commission 

n • , -• 1 , fi may erect 

ments lor space as it may deem necessary, and to prepare the buinuugs. 
same for the proper display of articles for exhibit at such exposition, 
and in case a majority of the members of said board shall deem it 
advisable, they may erect, on the site of the World's Fair at 
Chicago, a suitable building to be known as the New Hampshire 
building, at a cost not to exceed ten thousand dollars, in the build- 
ing of wjiich they shall make as full and complete a display as pos- 
sible of all the various materials and products of the state ; and in 
case the board shall deem it advisable and for the best interests of 
the state to unite with an adjoining or neighboring state in the erec- 
tion of a building, they may do so, estimates for constructing said 
building to be submitted to and approved by the governor before 
the contract can be made. 

Sect. 7. After the close of said exposition the said board of P^i"o^'^|>^^.g^ 
world's fair managers, or in case their term of office has ex-ing. 
pired, then the governor shall have power to sell such building or 
buildings, or any interest the state may have therein, and such 
exhibits as it may be proper to dispose of, to the best advantage 
of the state, and shall deposit tlie proceeds in the state treasury, 
and also return to the owners such exhibits as may have been 
loaned for exhibition purposes, free of cost to said owners. 

Sect. 8. To carry out the provisions of this act, the sum of^i^^i^!'oi'j}^^;jgQ_ 
twenty-five thousand dollars, or so much thereof as may be 
necessary, is hereby appropriated out of any moneys in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated, and the state treasurer is directed 
to pay the same from time to time on the requisition of said 
board, signed by its president and secretary and approved by the 
governor, and accompanied by estimates of the expenses to the 
payment of which the money so drawn is to be applied : provided, 
that not more than ten thousand dollars of such appropriation 
shall be drawn in each of the years 1891 and 1892. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take etfcct from and after its passage. Takes eflfect. 

[Approved Api-il 11, 1891.] 



378 . Chapter 62. [1891. 

CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE ESTABLISHMENT AND EFFICIENCY OF FREE 

PUBLIC LIBRARIES. 

Section I Section 

1. Board of commissioners; tenure of i 5. Towns receiving benefits shall appro- 

offlce. 1 priate. 

2. Duties of commissioners; report. 6. Board allowed for clerical assistance 

3. Authorized to pui-chase boolts for j and expenses. 

towns having no libraries. ' 7. Takes effect. 

4. Conditions. I 

Be it enacted hu the Senate and Hovse of Bcprtsentatires in General 
Court convened: 

Board of com- SECTION 1. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 

tenure ot ' council, shall appoint four persons, residents of the state, who, to- 

offlce. gether with the state librarian, shall constitute a board of library 

commissioners. The governor shall designate the chairman 

thereof Two members of said board shall be appointed for the 

term of four years, and two for two years, and thereafter the term of 

office of the commissioners shall be two years. All vacancies in 

said board shall be tilled by the governor with the consent of the 

council. 

Duties of com- Sect. 2. The librarian or trustees of any free public library 

IXIISSIOIIGI'S ' ^ «y J. */ 

report. ' may ask said board for advice in regard to the selection of books, 
cataloguing of books, and any other matters pertaining to the 
maintenance or administration of the library, and the board shall 
give such advice in regard to said matters as it shall find prac- 
ticable. 

The board shall make a report of its doings to the legislature 
biennially, which shall be printed in the report of the state 
librarian. 

Autiiorized to Sect. 3. Said board is hereby authorized and directed to ex- 
purchase -, . ,.. ,, "^ ,. „ ,,. 
books for peud, upoii the application ot any town having no tree public 

ncTubraAes?^ library owned and controlled by the town, a sum not exceeding 
one hundred dollars for books for any such town entitled to the 
benefits of this act, such books to be used by said town for the 
purpose of establishing a free public librar3% and said commis- 
sioners shall select and purchase all books to be provided as 
aforesaid. 

Conditions. Sect. 4. ]S"o town shall be entitled to the benefits of this act 
until such town has accepted the provisions hereof at a regularly 
called town meeting, and until said town shall have provided in 
a satisfactory manner to the board of commissioners for the care, 
custody, and distribution of the books furnished in accordance 
with this act. 

Towns receiv- Sect. 5. Any towu acceptino; the provisions of this act shall 

ing benefits ,, -^ . • -, P ^ n • i j? •. 

shall appro- annually appropriate, provide tor the use and maintenance ot its 

priate. ^^^^ public library, a sum not less than fifty dollars if its last 

assessed valuation was one million dollars or upward, or a sum 



1891.] Chapters 62, 63. 379 

not less than twenty-five dollars if said valuation was less than 
one million and not less than two hundred and fifty thousand 
dollars, or a sum not less than fifteen dollars if said valuation 
was less than two hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 6. jSTo member of the board of commissioners shall re-i^oard 
ceive any compensation, but the board may expend a sum not cx-cierkai assist- 
ceeding three hundred dollars annually for clerical assistance andg^plnscs. 
incidental and necessary expenses in the discharge of its duties ; 
and all sums expended under the provisions of this act shall be 
paid from the treasury after the bills therefor have been approved 
by the board and the governor and council. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR LIGHTING AND PLACING BUOYS AND BEA- 
CONS AT DANGEROUS POINTS ON SUNAPEE LAKE, 

Section i Section 

1. Appropriation for construction of 3. Penalty. 

beacons and buoys; committee. 4. Takes effect. 

2. Appropriation for maintenance. I 

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

Section 1. That a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars beAppropria- 
appropriated for the purpose of placing suitable lights, beacons, struction of " 
and buoys in the channels and upon the ledges and other danger- bfioys^^co'm- 
ous points in the waters of Sunapee lake ; the proper places for"""'*'^- 
the erection and placing of said lights, beacons, and buoys to be 
determined by a committee of three, two of whom shall be the 
inspectors of steamboats of the state, and the third to be ap- 
pointed by the governor and council, said expenditures of money 
to be made under the direction of said committee ; and the gov- 
ernor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for such sum for 
the purpose aforesaid, out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

Sect. 2. The sum of one hundred dollars is hereby appropri- Appropria- 
ated in addition to the amount mentioned in section 1 of this act, tenance. 
for each of the years of 1891 and 1892, for the pur[)ose of main- 
taining, caring for, and keeping in re[»air said lights, beacons, and 
buoys; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 



380 



Penalty 



Chapters 63, 64. 



[1891. 



Sect. 3. Any person removing said buoys or destroying said 
lights shall he deemed guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon con- 
viction thereof shall be lined not exceeding one hundred dollars 
Takes effect. Sect. 4. This act shall take eft'ect upon'its passao-e 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] ^ 



CHAPTER 64. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 89 OF THE LAAVS OF 1885 IN 
RELATION TO SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICTS. 



Section 

1. Town district shall maintain liigli 

school in certain cases. 

2. Appropriation for maintenance. 

3. Supreme court may discontinue or 

change location. 



Section 

4. Penalty. 

5. Takes effect; repealing clause. 



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



Town district 
shall main- 
tain high 
school in cer- 
tain cases. 



Appropria- 
tion for main- 
tenance. 



Supreme 
court may 
discontinue 
or cliange 
location. 



Penalty. 



Takes effect; 

repealing 

clause. 



Section 1. Whenever any school district organized under a 
special act of the legislature shall vote to abolish such district 
and to unite with the town district, if said town district shall 
vote to receive said special district, if said special district has 
for the five years next preceding such vote maintained a high 
school, it shall be incumbent on the town district with which it 
unites to thereafter keep and maintain within the limits of said 
special district a high school for at least thirty-four weeks in 
each year and of equal grade to that which had been previously 
maintained therein by such special district, said high school to be 
open to all scholars in the town district, of suitable age and qual- 
ifications. 

Sect. 2. It shall be the duty of said town district to raise and 
appropriate each year thereafter sufiicient money, in addition 
to the school money which the town in which it is situated may 
raise, to properly maintain such high school, or schools, as may 
be established under the preceding section. 

Sect. 3. Any high school hereby established may be discon- 
tinued, or the location thereof changed, by the supreme court, 
on petition of the school board of the town district in Avhich it is 
located, after such notice as the court may order, if it shall 
appear that the educational interests of the town district require 
such discontinuance or change. 

Sect. 4. Any town district failing to comply wdth the provi- 
sions of this act, or any of them, shall be fined for such neglect. 

Sect, 5. This act shall take efiect on its passage, and all acts 
or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 65. 381 



CHAPTER 65. 

NAMES CHANGED. 

From June, 1889, to Januaiy, 1891, the judges of probate havexames 
made and returned to the office of the secretary of state the ci>anged. 
following changes of names : 

Belknap County. Dora Woodman, of Laconia, to Dora Beikuap. 
Keasor; Abbie B. Ladd, of Belmont, to Bernia Lillian Lougee; 
Emma Sturgeon, of Belmont, to Emma Childs; Lizzie E. 
Morrison, of Tilton, to Lizzie E. Copp; ISTapoleon J. Dion, of 
Laconia, to Kapoleon J. Dyer ; Raymond Winthrop, of Tilton, 
to Raymond Firth ; Mabel Clara Whiting, of Gilford, to Mabel 
Clara Whitten; Frank Lupien, of Laconia, to Frank Gignac. 

Carroll County. Agnes May Thurston, to Agnes Maycairou. 
Warren ; Ella L. Bunker to Ella L. Lopez ; Grace Bleau to 
Grace Marion Hill ; Nellie May Boothby to Nellie May Boothby 
Mason; Bertie G. Dudley to Bertie G. Tutt ; Addie F. Cook to 
Addie F. Hicks ; Anna C. Guttman to Anna C. Jaclard. 

Cheshire County. Emma Pelka to Emma Aber; Jessie ciieswre. 
Pearl Southwick to Jessie Pearl Mason; Edna Rosella Foley to 
Edna Rosella Parkhurst ; Florence L. E. Curtis to Florence L. E. 
Wells ; Max Joseph Madden to Joseph Madden ; Julia A. 
Franklin to Julia A. Britton ; Joseph Bowfski to Joseph Brofle ; 
Nellie F. Haskell to Nellie F. Andrews. 

Coos County. George LeForest to Forest Gault Brown ; coos. 
Fred Allston to Stewart Allston Quint ; Effie Sutton to Pearl 
Kimball; Emma Damon to Emma Garland; Katie A. Kiser to 
Katie A. White; Alice Bibber to Alice Chase Lane. 

Grafton County. Ella A. Aldrich to Ella A. Clark; Emma Grafton. 
Louise Brown to Maud lola Pickering; Myrtle Currier Col- 
cord to Myrtle Currier Fisher; Jennie M. Clark to Jennie M. 
Shute ; Martha G. Cofran to Martha C. Graham : Hattie L. 
Cooledge to Hattie Luella Cunningham ; Grace S. Cooledge to 
Grace S. Whitman ; Edith M. Cooledge to Edith M. Simons ; 
Alice M. Hawkins to Alice M. Cutter; Mary Ella Heath to 
Mary Ella Hillison ; Jennie H. Huckins to Jennie H. Cadw^ell ; 
Lillian M. Hutchins to Lena May Clark ; James AVilliam 
Hanscom to William John Russell ; Ilow^ard ^lartin to Ernest 
Howard Quimby. 

Hillsborough County. Charlotte May Dawson to Charlotte Hinsboiough. 
May Avery ; Ethel Hope Dawson to Edith Hope Avery; Almira 
E. Pierce to Almira E. Hovey; Frank George Bartlett to Frank 
George Traxler ; George Marsh to George Marsh Sanford ; Min- 
die Aldrich to Mindie Aldrich Buswell : Lizzie May Chapman 
to Lizzie IMay Haines ; Katie Charlotte Hatch to Katie Charlotte 
Goldsbury ; Harrie Jewett Hall to Henry Jewett Hall ; Hattie M. 
Mason to Hattie M. Howard ; Nellie Maria Plummer to Nellie 
Maria Vose; Emily Kingsbury Donnell to Emily Josephine 



382 Chapter 65. [1891. 

Kingsbury ; Sallie Underwood Barr to Sallie Underwood Gage ; 
Lillie B. IStevens to Lillie B. Ward ; Marion Stevens to Marion 
"Ward; Theresa M. Sargent to Theresa M. Lees; Ethel A. 
Adams to Ethel A. Gilfoile ; Charles G. Amsdento Charles L. Ma}^ ; 
Jennie Matott to Jennie Gilman ; Lillian Dunklee to Lillian 
Eoanna Tinker ; Annie Bell Whitne}' to Annie Bell Merrill ; 
Charles A. Whittemore to Charles Holton Babbitt; Darcy A. 
Parkhurst to Darcy A. Young ; Allen F. Davis to Allen Forest 
Clark; Susan J. Whitcher to Susan J. Fowler ; Katie F. Allen 
to Katie F. rutnam ; Ruth M. Higbee to Ruth Miller ; Ellen M. 
Weaver to Ellen M. Nodding; Sadie A. Weaver to Sadie A. 
Nodding; Mary Runnells to INIary C. Gilman; Georgianna 
Webster to Vera Ella Harvey ; Myra L. Ross to MyraL. Cheney ; 
Sadie Bell Durant to Sadie' Bell Wilson; Delia M. Dutton to 
Delia M. Hall ; Gertrude M. Whitney to Gertrude M. Holt ; 
William Henry Bayliss to William Henry Lyons ; Alice M. 
Martell to Alice M. Adams ; Minnie Wallace to Minnie Caroline 
Holt ; Nellie Gertrude Shea to Nellie Gertrude Stevens ; Liez 
Lillian Shea to Liez Lillian Stevens. 

Merrimack. ^Ierrimack County. Grace E. Casey to Grace E. Tilton ; 
Gertrude Blaisdell to Gertrude Leavitt ; Mattie E. Carter to 
Mattie E. Prentiss ; Alice May Goodwin to Alice May Dix ; 
Jennie Lizzie Hoit to Jane Elizabeth Hoyt ; Charles O. Jones to 
Charles L. Wiggin ; Vina Ardell Long to Vina Ardell Kilburn ; 
Frank L. Moody to Frank Lawrence Winslow ; Mary E. Shel- 
don to Mary E. Myers ; Willie Ernest Smart to Willie Payne 
Ring; Elizabeth Grace Smith to Elizabeth Grace Wiggin; 
Sumner Putnam West to Charles Sumner West ; Myra B. 
Weeks to Myra Bell Tasker; Frederick Currier to Fred Tilton ; 
William F. Connaughton to William F. Carroll ; Bertie Wil- 
liam Chase to Burt William Trumbull ; Bert Johnson to Berc 
Blood; Harry Earle Wells to Harry Hazen Griffin ; Walter 
Harriman Weeks to Walter Harriman Rollins ; Bert William 
Sanborn to Bert William Huckins. 

Rockingham. RocKiNGHAM CouNTY. May Ella Bartlctt to May Ella Bart- 
lett Lydston ; Hattie Delia Wentworth to Hattie Delia Warren ; 
Clara Hay ward to Clara Hay ward Lilleston ; Loretta S. Brown 
to Loretta S. Bennett ; Louis C. Reaney to Louis C. Patten ; 
Florence M. Jordan to Florence M. Ogden ; Ida May Thurston 
to May Bell Chase; Margaret Cowley to Margaret C.Holmes; 
Mary E. Calkins to Mary E. Thompson ; Maria A. Caswell to 
Myra A. Simpson ; Nellie I. Miltimore to Nellie I. Adams ; 
Sarah J. Quint to Sarah J. Roberts ; Hattie Meader to Mabel 
Robinson ; William 0. Roberts to William O. Morrison ; Hall 
Jenness Paul to H. Jenness Paul. 

Strafford. Strafford County. Charles Caverly Horue to Cliarles Frank 

Caverly ; Ella D. M. Achroyd to Ella D. M. Goodall ; Ernest 
Willie Johnson to Wilbert Ernest Demeritt ; Placentia C. 
Blanchard to Placentia C. Meserve ; Addie Eveline Evans to 
Mary Eveline Leavitt; AbbieL. Savory to Abbie L.Clement; Jennie 
Johnson to Jennie Seavey ; Nettie P. Whitten to Nettie P. 
Durgiu; Eliza 0. Hartford to Eliza O. French; Willie U. Co- 



1891.] Chapters 65, 66, 67. 383 

burn to Charles II. Coburii; Mary Jane Smith to Marv Jane 
Bunker ; Ilattie E. Brewster to Ilattie E. Hayes ; Orrin A^arney 
to Harry Hale. 

Sullivan County. Emma Hill to Emma II. Parker ; Luella suiuvan. 
G. Kemp to Luella G. Sturtevant ; Jennie S. Nelson to Jennie 
S. Huntoon : Lora E. Tilton to Lora E. Brown. 



CHAPTER 66. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE RE- 
PORT OF THE COMxMISSION APPOINTED TO REVISE, CODIFY, AND 
AMEND THE PUBLIC STATUTES OF THE STATE. 

Distribution of report. 

JResoked by the Senate and House of Represcntatkcs in General Court 
convened : 

That the copies of the report of the commission appointed to Distribution 
revise, codify, and amend the Public Statutes of the state be dis-° ^^^^^ ' 
tributed as follows : To each of the commissioners, ten copies ; 
to the state library, five copies ; to the governor, each councilor, 
senator, and member of the house of representatives, to each of 
the clerks of the senate and house, to each of the reporters in 
the senate and house, to each officer of the state government, 
to each judge of the supreme court, to each judge of probate, to 
the attorney-general, to each solicitor, and to each clerk of the 
supreme court for the use of his office, one copy. The remain- 
der of the copies shall be distributed by the commission accord- 
ing to their discretion. 

[Approved January 22, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 67. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE EMPLOYMENT OF DETECTIVES 
TO PREVENT THE INDISCRIMINATE AND UNLAWFUL KILLING OF 
DEER AND OTHER GAME. 

$G00 appropriated annually. 

Resoloed h>j the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of six hundiXMl dollars ($600) be ai>})ropriated$6ooappropri. 
and is hereby appropriated for each year during the next two^^^*^""""'^'^^' 
(2) years for the purpose of enabling the fish and game commis- 
sioners of New Hampshire to employ detectives to prevent the 



384 Chapters 67, 68, 69. [1891. 

indiscriminate and unlawful killing of deer and other game, and 
the same shall be expended by the fish and game commissioners, 
under the direction of the governor and council, and this reso- 
lution shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved January 30, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 08. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE. 

$8,000 appropriated. 

JResolved hy the Senate and House of Bejjresentaiives in General 
Court convened : 

$?.ooo appro- That the sum of eight thousand dollars be and is hereby 
priated. appropriated for the purpose of building new farm buildings and 

enlarging and otherwise repairing the old farm buildings con- 
nected with said asylum, said sum to be expended under the 
direction of the trustees of said institution ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sum, for the 
purpose aforesaid, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 69. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE HITCH- 
COCK GEOLOGICAL WORKS. 

Twentj^-five sets. 

JResolced by the Senate and House of Bepresentatkes in General 
Court convened : 

Twfnty-five That tlic govcmor and council be and hereby are authorized 
sets. to exchange or present twenty-five sets of the Hitchcock Geo- 

logical Works as they shall deem for the best interests of the 
state, iwovided, that the number so exchanged or presented shall 
not exceed twenty-five sets. 

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 70, 71. 385 



CHAPTER 70. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE ENCOURAGEMENT OF THE NEW HAMP- 
SHIRE NATIONAL GUARD. 

Armoiy exempted from taxation. 

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

That the city of Nashua be and hereby is authorized to ex- Armory ex- 
empt from taxation the property of the IS^ashua Armory Associa- taSatfon!^^"^ 
tion in said city, the limit of same to be during the occupancy of 
said property by the military companies of the I^ew Hampshire 
jSTational Guard, this resolution to take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 71. \y' 



JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE ERECTION AND MAINTENANCE OF THE 
UNITED STATES FLAG ON THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL BUILDING 



AT PLYMOUTH. 



$200 appropriated. 



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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is hereby $200 appro- 
appropriated to the state normal school, to be expended by the ^^""^*''^" 
trustees thereof for the purpose of erecting upon the state 
normal school building a suitable flag-staff and other necessary 
appliances for displaying the United States flag and for the 
future care aud maintenance of the same ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sum. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 
7 



386 Chapters 72, 73. [1891. 

CHAPTER 72. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR INDEXING THE PUBLIC RECORDS. 

§2,400 appropriated. 

Eesolred by the Senate and House of Represeiitatives in General Court 
convened : 

$2,400 appro- That the sum of twelve hundred dollars a vear, for two vears 
from the first day of June, 1891, to be expended under the di- 
rection of the governor and council, be and hereby is appropri- 
ated for continuing the work of indexing the records in the 
office of the secretary of state, as provided in chapter 86, Ses- 
sion Laws of 1883. 

[Approved February 25, 1891. J 



CHAPTER 73. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 110 OF THE 
PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1889, IN RELATION TO THE STATE NORMAL 
SCHOOL. 

Disposition of proceeds. 

Resolved hif the Senate and House of Bejm'sentatives in General Court 
convened : 

Disposition ot That the said chapter be and the same is hereby amended by 
proceeds. inserting after the word " require " at the end of the third re- 
solve, the following words: "And may use the proceeds 
derived from such disposition for any of the purposes named in 
this chapter,'-' so that said resolve as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : ^'Besolved, that said commissioners are hereby authorized to 
make such disposition of the state's interest in any buildings on 
the school grounds as in their judgment the best good of said 
normal school may require, aud may use the proceeds derived 
from such disposition for any of the purposes named in this 
chapter." 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 74, 75. 387 



CHAPTER 74. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN BEHALF OF MATILDA S. THOMPSON, WIDOW 
OF AI B. THOMPSON, LATE SECRETARY OF STATE. 

Appropriation to Matilda S. Thompson. 

ResoUed h;f the Senate and House of Representatwes in General Court 
coiwened : 

That the state treasurer be authorized to pay, out of any Appropria- 
money iu the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to Matilda S. Matilda s. 
Thompson, widow of Ai B. Thompson, late secretary of state, '^^^°™p^°^' 
a sum of money equal to the salary of the secretary of state 
from September 12, 1890, the date of the decease of said Ai B. 
Thompson, to such time as his successor qualifies and enters 
upon the discharge of the duties of the office. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 75. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EX-GOVERNOR NATHANIEL S. BERRY. 

$2,000 appropriated. 

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

That for his extraordinary services and expenses from June, $2,000 appro- 
1861, to June, 1863, there be allowed and paid to ex-Governor ^"^^^ 
Nathaniel S. Berry the sum of two thousand dollars (|2,000), 
and that the same be paid from any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



388 Chapters 76, 77. [1891. 



CHAPTER 76. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR LEGAL EXAMINATION OF ALL 
LEGISLATIVE ACTS AND CONTRACTS RELATING TO THE N. H. COL- 
LEGE OF AGRICULTURE AND MECHANIC ARTS AT HANOVER, IN 
VIEW OF REMOVING SAME TO DURHAM, N. H. 

Counsel to examine acts and contracts. 

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

Counsel to That the o-overnor and couiicil are requested at once to em- 

GXRtHlDG tlCtS ^^ -^ 

and contracts, ploy couiisel to examine all the legislative acts relating to the 
N'ew Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and 
the Experiment Station at Hanover, and any and all contracts 
between said College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts and 
Dartmouth College, and report by bill to this session of the legis- 
lature what measures are necessary to be taken by the legislature 
in order to remove said College of Agriculture and Mechanic 
Arts and said Experiment Station from Hanover and locate the 
same upon the Warner farm of the late Benjamin Thompson, in 
Durham, and to dispose of the real estate belonging to said 
College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts. 
[Approvecf March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 77. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CHAPLAIN, LIBRARY, AND> 
CURRENT EXPENSES OF THE STATE PRISON. 

Chaplain, library, and expenses. 

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

Chaplain, That in case the income of the state prison should at any time 

Spenser'^ prior to the first Wednesday of January, 1893, be insufficient to 
meet the 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 moneys in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

That the further sum of eight hundred dollars annually for 
the ensuing two years be and hereby is appropriated for the pay- 
ment of the salary of the chaplain of the state prison. 



1891.] Chapters 77, 78. 389 

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

That the further sum of two thousand dollars be and the 
same is hereby appropriated for the purchase of about two acres 
of land now owned by Benjamin Farnham and situate in front 
of said state prison, the same being in full payment for the same ; 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his -warrant for 
the same on any moneys in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 78. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO AID IN THE CONSTRUCTION OF A MOUNTAIN 
ROAD IN THE TO^VNS OF TEMPLE AND PETERBOROUGH. 

$3,000 appropriated; proviso. 

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

That the sum of three thousand dollars be and the same is $3,000 appro- 
hereby appropriated to aid in the construction of a public Jj^g^^fg^; 
mountain highway from a point near the summit in the highway 
leading from the town of Temple over the East Mountain, so 
called, to Peterborough, and thence running in a northerly di- 
rection to the summit of Pack Monadnock Mountain in the 
town of Peterborough ; that the same be paid by the governor 
and council upon satisfactory proof that a sum sufficient, in ad- 
dition to that hereby appropriated, to complete the road is pro- 
vided by appropriation, or subscription, or otherwise, on the 
part of the towns or citizens interested, without further aid 
Jrom the state ; that the money hereby appropriated shall be ex- 
pended under the direction of a state agent, to be appointed by 
the governor with the advice of the council : -provided, that be- 
fore any money shall be expended under this appropriation, the 
owners of land upon the summit of Pack Monadnock Mountain, 
and persons interested, shall lay out and dedicate to public use 
on said summit, free of expense to the state, a park or pleasure- 
ground of an area satisfactory to the governor and council, the 
same to be forever kept for public use and known as the Gen- 
eral James IVIiller Park, in memory of the late General James 
Miller. 

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



390 



Chapters 79, 80. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 79. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN REFERENCE TO THE FREE COINAGE OF SILVER. 

Enactment opposed. 

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



Enactment 
opposed. 



That as there is a prohability of the enactment by the Con- 
gress of the United States of a law providing for the free coinage 
of silver, and as the enactment of such a law will be detrimental 
to the welfare of the state of ISTew Hampshire, our senators be 
instructed and our representatives in Congress be requested tO' 
oppose the enactment of such a law. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 80. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF AN APPROPRIATION TO REBUILD 
THE FOUNDATIONS TO THE MONUMENTS ERECTED BY THE STATE,. 
ON THE BATTLEFIELD OF GETTYSBURG, TO THE SECOND. FIFTH, 
AND TWELFTH NEW HAMPSHIRE REGIMENTS, AND TO THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE COMPANIES OF THE UNITED STATES SHARPSHOOTERS. 

$1,000 appropriated. 

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



$1,000 appro- That the state treasurer be authorized and directed to pay, out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, the 
sum of one thousand dollars to rebuild the foundations to the 
monuments erected by the state, on the battlefield of Gettys- 
burg, to the Second, Fifth, and Twelfth New Hampshire regi- 
ments, and to the ISTew Hampshire companies of the United 
States sharpshooters, said money to be expended under the 
direction of the governor and council. 
[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 81, 82. 391 



CHAPTER 81. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES E. HALE, LATE OF COM- 
PANY B, EIGHTH REGIMENT NEW HAxMPSHIRE VOLUNTEERS. 

Claim allowed. 

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

That the sum of twenty-eight dollars be paid Charles E. Hale ciaim 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated,^ ^^® 
and that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant there- 
for ; the same being ten dollars bounty due him by the state and 
interest thereon, for enlistment in Co. B of the Eighth regiment, 
^ew Hampshire Volunteers. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



C H A ]» T E R 8 2. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF IRENE A. HUSE. 
$300 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three hundred dollars be and the same is $3oo appro- 
hereby appropriated and allowed to Irene A. Huse, widow of 
Henry H. Huse, for services performed as clerk of the insurance 
commissioner from the death of said Henry H. Huse to the 
qualification of his successor, and for extra services ; and the 
governor is authorized to draw his warrant for said sum out of 
any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



392 Chapter 83. [1891. 



CHAPTER 83. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 130 OF THE 
PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1887, ENTITLED " JOINT RESOLUTION APPRO- 
PRIATING MONEY FOR THE NEW HAMPSHIRE VETERANS' ASSOCIA- 
TION." 

Chapter amencletl. 

Resolved 6y the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

amended "^^^^^ chapter 130 of the Pamphlet Laws of 1887 be and the 

same is hereby amended by striking out in the ninth line after 
the word " governor " the following words, " in conjunction with 
the railroad, town, and other organizations whenever said rail- 
road, town, and other organizations shall furnish in addition a sum 
not less than ten thousand dollars, to be expended in putting in 
said sewer system and water-works," and inserting in place there- 
of the following words, " who may act in conjunction -with the 
railroad, town, and other organizations having a local interest in 
the matter, or any of them, who may desire to so act and whose 
co-operation he may regard as beneficial to the interests of said 
association," so that said chapter as amended shall read as fol- 
lows : " That the sum of three thousand dollars be and hereby is 
appropriated to the use of the New Hampshire Veterans' Associa- 
tion, to be expended in the necessary w^ork of constructing 
sewers and providing a water-supply at Weirs : 'provided, that, in 
consideration of such appropriation, said Veterans' Association 
shall be entitled to all needed sewer privileges and water-supply 
free of charge, so long as it holds a lease of the camp-ground, 
said appropriation to be expended by an agent to be appointed 
by the governor, who may act in conjunction wath the railroad, 
town, and other organizations having a local interest in the mat- 
ter, or any of them who may desire to so act, and whose co-oper- 
ation he may regard as beneiicial to the interests of said associ- 
ation. ISTo part of this appropriation shall be paid until the 
woi^ks are completed and the expenditures of the agent approved 
by the governor and council ; and the governor is authorized to 
draw his warrant upon the treasurer to pay the same.'' 
[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



1801.] Chapters 84, 85. 393 

CHAPTER 84. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF SOLON A. CARTER. 
$G75 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated $6-5 appvopri- 
to pay Solon A. Carter for expenses incurred, and services ren- 
dered at the request and with the approval of the state board of 
equalization, and that the sum of one hundred and seventy-five 
dollars be allowed the said Solon A. Carter for expenses incurred, 
with the approval of the governor and council, in apportioning the 
corporation taxes for the year 1890, and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved March 19,. 1891.] 



CHATTER 85. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EDGAR E. FARMER AND OTHERS. 

$56 appropriated. 

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

That Edgar E. Farmer be allowed the sum of fourteen dollars, SSGappropri- 
Henry Hillman, Jr., the sum of fourteen dollars, John Stanley ^^'^'^' 
the sum of fourteen dollars, and Frank Brown the sum of four- 
teen dollars, for services as pages of the house; and the governor 
is authorized to draw his warrant therefor out of any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



394 



Chapters 86, 87. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 86. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE DEDICATION OF THE BENNING- 
TON BATTLE MONUMENT, AND THE CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION OF 
THE ADMISSION OF VERMONT INTO THE UNION. 

Invitation accepted; 63,500 appiopriated. 

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



Invitation 
accepted ; 
$3,500 appro- 
priated. 



That the legislature of ITew Hampshire accept the invitation 
of the governor of Vermont, transmitted by direction of the leg- 
islature of that state, to unite with the states of Vermont and 
Massachusetts in the exercises attending the dedication of the 
Bennington battle monument, and the centennial celebration of 
the admission of Vermont into the Union. 

Resolved, That the sum of thirty-five hundred dollars, or so 
much thereof as may be necessary, be and hereby is appropri- 
ated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- 
ated, to pay the expenses for transportation of equipage and such 
of the military of the state as may attend the dedication of the 
Bennington battle monument, on the 19th of August next, such 
material and troops to be designated by the governor, with the 
advice and consent of the council and the adjutant-general. 

Eesolved, that the secretary of state be instructed to transmit a 
copy of this resolution to the governor of the state of Vermont 
and to the Bennino-ton Battle Monument Association. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 87. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING AN ADDITIONAL SUM OF MONEY 
TO PAY FOR THREE HUNDRED AND FIFTY COPIES OF RAY & 
AVALKER's CITATIONS. 

$2,000 appropriated. 

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



$2,000 appro- 
priated. 



That such a sum of money, not exceeding two thousand dol- 
lars, as the governor and council under the direction and by the 
advice of the supreme court shall deem reasonable, be and here- 
by is appropriated to be paid to Ray & "Walker for extra labor 
and expense incurred by them in editing, compiling, and publish- 



1891.] Chapters 87, 88, 89. 395 

ing their book of New Hampshire citations, in addition to the 
sum appropriated by chapter 121 of the Laws of 1887, for three 
hundred and fifty copies of said book ; said sum to be paid out 
of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to issue his warrant therefor. 
[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 88. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR NECESSARY 
EXPENDITURES AND REPAIRS UPON THE STATE PRISON. 

$5,000 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of five thousand dollars be and is hereby appro- S5,ooo appro- 
priated for certain repairs needed at the state prison, said repairs i^"^^*^'^- 
to be made under the direction of the governor and council ; and 
the governor is authorized to draw his warrant for the above- 
named amount, or less, as the case may be, from any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 




CHAPTER 89. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE NORMAL SCHOOL. 
$5,000 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of five thousand dollars be and the same is here- $moo appro- 
by appropriated to the state normal school, to be expended ^'"'^ *^ ' 
under the direction of the trustees thereof, for the purpose of in- 
creasing the library of said school and providing suitable and 
sufficient apparatus, furniture, and supplies for the chemical and 
physical laboratories, natural history and art cabinets of said 



396 



Chapters 89, .90, 91. 



[1891. 



school ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the same, on any moneys in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 90 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF E. E. BLAKE, OF MOULTONBOROUGH. 

$300 appropriated. 



$300 appro- 
priated. 



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

That the sum of three hundred dolhirs be paid to E. E. Blake, 
of Moultonborough, out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated, to re-imburse him for live stock killed, in- 
fected l)y a contagious disease ; and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 91. 



Salary of 
register. 



JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE COMPENSATION OF THE ACTING 
REGISTER OF PROBATE FOR GRAFTON COUNTY FOR A PART OF THE 
YEAR 1890. 

Salary of register. 

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

That whereas, William F. Westgate, having performed the 
duties of register of probate for the county of Grafton from Feb- 
ruary 20, 1890, till March 13, 1890, the period inte^-vening be- 
tween the date when his predecessor vacated said office and the 
date of his own appointment to fill the vacancy ; therefore, 

Resolved, That the said William F. Westgate be paid the sal- 
ary allowed by law to the register of probate in said county for 
that period. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



Chapters 92, 98. 397 



CHAPTER 92. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE 
WARREN ROAD IN AVOODSTOCK. 

$350 appropriated annuall3'. 

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

That the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars be and the »35o appro- 
same is hereby appropriated for the purpose of repairing the road auy!^'^ '^°°"' 
in Woodstock, known as the Warren or Moosilauke road, for 
the year 1891, and the same sum for the year 1892, 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 March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 93. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIRS OF THE HIGHWAY IN THE 
TOWN OF SANDWICH, LEADING THROUGH THE SANDWICH NOTCH, 
SO CALLED. 

$200 appropriated annually. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- $200 appro- 
priated, in each of the years 1891 and 1892, for the repair of the J^j;^^.^'^'^ '^"°''- 
highway in the town of Sandwich from the Thornton town line 
through the Sandwich ^otch to Sandwich. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



398 Chapters 94, 95. [1891. 



CHAPTER 9 4. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING A SUM OF MONEY TO AID IN 
REPAIRING A CARRIAGE ROAD ON KEARSARGE MOUNTAIN IN MER- 
RIMACK COUNTY. 

$600 appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Re^preseniatives in General Court 
convened : 

$600 appro- That the sum of three hundred dollars is hereby appropriated, 

priated. ^^^ q£ ^^^ 'sn.xQ. of luoney in the treasury not otherwise appro- 

priated, to aid in repairing and rebuilding a carriage road on the 
south side of Kearsarge Mountain in Merrimack county, to be 
expended under the direction of an agent appointed for that 
purpose by the governor. 

That the sum of three hundred dollars be appropriated to 
complete the approaches to Deer Neck bridge in Auburn. 
[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 95. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN REGARD TO THE DIRECT TAX TO BE RE- 
FUNDED BY THE UNITED STATES. 

Disposition of tax. 

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

Dis osition f That the state treasurer, on receipt of the direct tax from the 
tax. United States, be and is hereby authorized to make use of the 

same in payment of the current expenses and maturing obliga- 
tions of the state. 

This joint resolution shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 96, 97. 399 



CHAPTER 96. 

JOINT RESOLUTION EXEMPTING THE LEGACY OF THE LATE BENJAMIN 
THOMPSON, OF DURHAM, FROM TAXATION. 

Propertj' exempted from taxation. 

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

That all the property given to this state by the late Benjamin Property 
Thompson, of Durham, for the purpose of establishing and main- from taxation, 
taining a school or college of agriculture is hereby exempted from 
taxation from the first day of January, 1891. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 97. 



JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE DISTRIBUTION OF THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE MANUAL FOR THE GENERAL COURT. 

Distribution of Manual. 

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

That the secretary of state be and he is hereby authorized and Distribution 
required to dispose of and distribute the four thousand copies of 
the manual prepared by him under an act of the legislature of 
1887, to the following persons, officers, and libraries, viz. : To 
the governor and each councilor, to each senator and repre- 
sentative, and to each clerk and assistant clerk of the senate and 
house of representatives, three copies; to each officer and em- 
ploye and to each newspaper reporter of the senate and house of 
representatives, to each judge and each clerk of the United 
States circuit and disti'ict courts in this state, to each judge and 
to each clerk of the supreme court of this state, to the attorney- 
general, to each county solicitor, to each judge and each register 
of probate, to each judge and each clerk of the police courts ot 
this state, to the state law reporter, to the state treasurer, to the 
public printer, to the superintendent of public instruction, to 
each member of the state board of health, to the insurance com- 
missioner, to each railroad commissioner, to each bank commis- 
sioner, to each of the fish and game commissioners, to the secre- 
tary and each member of the board of agriculture, to the 
adjutant-general, to the asylum for the insane, to the stule prison, 
to the industrial school, to the Soldiers' Home, to the normal 



400 Chapters 97, 98, 99. [1891. 

school, to each free public library, and to each town and city in 
this state, one copy ; to the library of Dartmouth College, ten 
copies ; to the State College of Agriculture and the Mechanic 
Arts, five copies ; to the New Hampshire Historical Society, five 
copies ; to the state libj-ary, fifty copies : 'provided, that the num- 
ber of such manuals already received by the said persons, officers, 
and societies respectively shall be deducted from those to which 
they are entitled under this resolution. 

The remainder of the four thousand copies shall be distributed 
by the governor and council in their discretion. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 98. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE STATE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

S4,000 appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
C07we7ied : 

$4,000 appro- That the sum of four thousand dollars is hereby appropriated 

priated. |.^^, ^^^ purposc of purchasing cows and other animals in place of 

those recently slaughtered, for procuring needed furniture for 

the schoolroom, for the repair and furnishing of the laundry, and 

other needed permanent improvements. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 99. 

JOINT RESOLUTION GRANTING PERMISSION TO THE CITY OF CONCORD 
TO ERECT A SUITABLE MEMORIAL ARCH TO THE SOLDIERS AND 
SAILORS OF THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 

Privilege granted; proviso. 

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

Privilege That the govcmor, by and with the advice and consent of the 

viso.'^*"^^' ^^°" council, and under such rules and regulations as they may pre- 
scribe, may grant the privilege to the city of Concord to erect 
at its own expense at the central front entrance to the State 
House Park, in said city, a suitable memorial arch to the Union 
soldiers and sailors of the War of the Rebellion at a cost of not 
less than twenty thousand dollars : provided, however, that the 
designs and plans for said arch shall first be approved by the 
governor and council, 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 100, 101. 401 



CHAP.TER 100. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR PUBLISHING AND DISTRIBUTING A SECOND 
EDITION OF " LAKES AND SUMMER RESORTS." 

$2,000 appropriated. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Rejyresentatives in General Court 

convened : 

That the commissioner of agriculture is hereby authorized to $2,000 appro- 
procure the publication and cause to be distributed not exceed- p''^^'^®'^' 
ing ten thousand copies of "Lakes and Summer Resorts," and a 
sum not exceeding two thousand dollars is hereby appropriated 
for printing and postage, out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 101. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RESPECT TO THE FOREST COMMISSION. 
Commission continued. 

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

That house bills numbers 133 and 146 be referred to the forest commission 
commission, appointed September 13, I889, that said commission '^°"'^"^"^<^- 
be continued, with instructions to consider the same and further 
investigate the condition and wants of the forest regions of the 
state, and make to the next legislature a report upon the same, 
containing a map of the White Mountains section, two thousand 
copies of which shall be printed for the use of the state, and that 
the unexpended balance of the appropriation made at the June 
session, 1889, for the services and expenses of said forest commis- 
sion,_be appropriated and made available for the use of the com- 
mission as continued by the provisions of this resolution. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



402 Chapters 102, 103. [1891. 

CHAPTER 102. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES E. HARRISON. 
$350 appropriated. 

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

That Charles E. Harrison be allowed the sum of three hundred J350appropri. 
and fifty dollars for his services as stenographer to the committee 
on the judiciary and clerk of the joint special committee on the re- 
vision of the Public Statutes during the present session, and that 
his name be placed upon the pay-roll for that amount. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 10 3. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE COMMISSION APPOINTED TO 
REVISE, CODIFY, AND AMEND THE PUBLIC STATUTES OF THE 
STATE. 

$8,000 appropriated. 

Resolved by the, Senate and House of Rejyresentatives in General Court 

convened : 

That the sum of eight thousand dollars be and the same is$\oooappro- 
hereby appropriated and allowed to William M. Chase, Ira Colby, i'"^*^*^- 
and William H. Cotton, commissioners appointed under the pro- 
visions of the act approved July 30, 1889, for their services and 
expenses up to April 1, 1891, as a commission to revise, codify, 
and amend the Public Statutes of the state ; and this resolution 
shall be authority for the governor to draw his warrant for the 
sum herein named out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved April 10,1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 104, 105. 403 



CHAPTER 104. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OF "WHITE MOUNTAIN HIGH- 
WAYS. 

$900 appropriated annuallj'. 

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

That sums of money be appropriated annually for the years $9oo appro- 
1891 and 1892 for the repair of highways in the region of the fily]^^ ^''""' 
White Mountains, to be expended as follows : One hundred and 
seventy-five dollars on the road between the Fabyan House and 
Crawford House ; three hundred dollars between the Crawford 
House and the Willey House ; and two hundred and fifty dollars 
between the "Willey House and Bartlett ; one hundred seven- 
ty-five dollars for that portion of the Cherry Mountain road 
lying in Carroll, the same to be expended under direction of 
governor and council, and the governor is hereby authorized to 
■draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 10 5. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO A FISH-HATCHING HOUSE IN 
THE TOWN OF COLEBROOK. 

$1,000 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of one thousand dollars be and is hereby ap- $i;0«y^ppi"« 
propriated, out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated, for constructing and maintaining a fish-hatching 
house in the town of Colebrook, the same to be expended by the 
fish commissioners under the direction of the governor and 
council ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant therefor. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



404 Chapters 106, 107. [1891. 



CHAPTER 106. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE MEN OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
WHO FELL AT THE BATTLE OF BENNINGTON. 

Governor and council to investigate. 

Besolved hy the Senate and House of JRepresejitatwes in General Court 
convened : 

Governor and That the ^^ovemor and council be authorized to investigate 
SvestVgate. and ascertain whether the graves of the men of I^ew Hampshire 
who fell at Bennington are suitably cared for and marked in the 
cemetery at that place, and to inform the General Court at its 
next session what action, in their opinion, should be taken by 
the state in regard to this subject. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.]' 



CHAPTER 107. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO ACCEPT, WITH THE TRUST IMPOSED, THE 
MONEY APPROPRIATED BY CONGRESS FOR THE STATE OF NEW 
HAMPSHIRE IN RE-IMBURSEMENT OF THE DIRECT TAX OF 1861. 

Legislative assent to act of Congress. 

Besolved by the Senate and House of Bepresentatkes in General Court 
convened : 

Lesisiative That the state of New Hampshire and the legislature thereof 

ofcongi4s! hereby accept the amount appropriated by the Congress of the 
United States on March 2, 1891, by "An act to credit and pay 
to the several states and territories and the District of Columbia 
all moneys collected under the direct tax levied by the act of 
Congress, approved August 5, 1861," to re-imburse said state of 
New Hampshire for all moneys found due it under the provi- 
sions of said act of March 2, 1891, and the trusts imposed by 
said act, in full satisfaction of all claims against the United 
States on account of the levy and collection of said tax under 
the act of August 5, 1861, aiforesaid; and the governor of this 
state is hereby authorized to receive said money so appropriated 
for the use and purposes of said act of March 2, 1891, as the 
same are therein described. 

This joint resolution shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 108, 109. 405 



CHAPTER 108. 

JOINT RESOLUTION COMPENSATING THE REPUBLICAN PRESS ASSOCIA- 
TION FOR PRINTING THE REPORT OF A COMMITTEE OF THE EX- 
ECUTIVE COUNCIL. 

$15 appropriated. 

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

That tlie sum of fifteen dollars be and hereby is appropriated «i5 appropri- 
to pay for printing the report of the committee of the executive 
council to Governor Charles H. Sawyer on publication of early 
state and province papers in the year 1889. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 109. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE RELIEF OF GEORGE WOOD. 
$200 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is here- $2on appropn- 
by appropriated for the relief of George Wood, to re-imburse**^^'" 
him for money laid out and expended as an agent of the state 
by appointment of the governor and council, to repair the 
Cherry Mountain road, so called ; this sum having been appro- 
priated for the repair of that part of said road situated in Green's 
Grant but expended on the same road in the towns of Randolph 
and Gorham ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant therefor on any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



406 Chapters 110, 111. [1891. 



CHAPTER 110. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO AID IN THE BUILDING OF A HIGHWAY IN 
THE TOWN or WASHINGTON. 

$150 appropriated; proviso. 

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

$iM appro^ri- That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars is hereby appro- 
* priated to aid in the building of a highway in the town of Wash- 
ington : provided^ the town shall appropriate an equal sum for the 
same purpose, the money hereby appropriated to be expended by 
an agent appointed by the governor and council. The governor 
is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 111. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIRS OF THE HIGHWAY IN THE 
TOWN OF THORNTON. 

$75 appropriated annually. 

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

$75 appropri. That the sum of seventy-five dollars is hereby appropriated 
aif^ ^""^^" for the repair of the highway in the town of Thornton, leading 
from Mad River bridge through the Sandwich Notch to Sand- 
wich town line, for the years 1891-1892, the same to be expend- 
ed by an agent appointed by the governor ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same on any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 112, 113. 407 



CHAPTER 112. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO AN APPROPRIATION TO AID IN 
CONSTRUCTING A HIGHWAY AROUND LOON POND, IN THE TOWN 
OF HILLSBOROUGH. 

$200 appropi'iated. 

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

That the sum of two hundred dollars be and the same is here- «2m appropri- 
by appropriated to aid in the construction of a highway around' 
Loon Pond, in the town of Hillsborough, and that the same be 
paid by the governor and council upon satisfactory proof that an 
additional sum sufficient to complete said road is provided by 
subscription, or otherwise, without further aid from the state. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF J. EDWARD MORRISON. 
$302.50 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of three hundred and two dollars and fifty cents $302.50 appro- 
(11302.50) be and hereby is appropriated for the benefit of J. Ed-P"^*'^'^- 
ward Morrison, a member of the Concord fire department, for 
injuries received while in the discharge of his duty at the burn- 
ing of the ISTew Hampshire state prison, April 17, 1890 ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant therefor. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



408 Chapters 114, 115. [1891. 



CHAPTER 114. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR REPAIRS OF HIGHWAYS IN THE TOWN OF 

BRIDGEWATER. 

$150 appropriated annually. 

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

$150 appropri- That tliG Slim of oiie liundred and fifty dollars be and the 

atea annu- . • , i c ,^ .^I'l > i 

ally. same is hereby appropriated lor the repairs ol highways m the 

town of Bridgewater for the year 1891, and the same amount for 
the year 1892, to be expended by an agent to be appointed by 
the governor. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
w^arrant for said amount on any unexpended funds in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 115. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE ENGROSSING CLERK. 
$125 appropriated. 

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

$125 appropri- That the sum of one hundred and tw^enty-five dollars be 
allowed to the engrossing clerk for extra clerk hire during the 
session; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his war- 
rant for the same out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891. J Chapters 116, 117. 409 



CHAPTER 116. 

JOINT RESOLUTION TO RE-IMBURSE THE CITY OF MANCHESTER FOR 
CERTAIN EXPENSES OF EXAMINING DISEASED ANIMALS. 

$138.51 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of one hundred and thirty-eight and fifty-one siss.si appro- 
hundreths dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated, to be^'^^'*^*" ' 
paid to the cit}^ of Manchester to re-imburse said city for four 
fifths of the expenses incurred by said city in the examination of 
horses and cattle under the provisions of chapter 93 of the Laws 
of 1889 ; and the governor is herel)y authorized to draw his 
warrant for the payment of the same out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated, and this joint resolution 
shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 117. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE DIGEST OF THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE REPORTS. 

$1,000 appropriated. 

Resolcal hi/ the Senate and Mouse of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That a sum not exceeding one thousand dollars is hereby ap-$i,ooo appro- 
propriated to satisfy any award which may be made by the jus-P^'^"^*"''- 
tices of the supreme court in favor of Charles R. Morrison, 
under the provisions of the contract of July 29, 1886; and the 
price of the Digest for the time mentioned in said contract to 
citizens of this state shall not exceed ten dollars net for a single 
volume. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



410 Chapters 118, 119. [1891, 



CHAPTER 118. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CONCORD & ROCHESTER RAIL- 
ROAD. 

Exemption from charter fees. 

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

Exemption That the pi'ovisions of section 5, chapter 13 of the General 

ftom charter j^^^^^ ^f ;^g7g^ ^Y\q\\ not be enforced against the Concord & Roch- 
ester Railroad on account of the renewal of their corporate pow- 
ers by an act of the legislature approved March 31, 1891. 
[Approved April 11^ 1891.] 



CHAPTER 119. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OF THE ROAD IN THE TOWN 

OF RANDOLPH. 

$150 appropriated annually. 

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

|i5o^appiopri- That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be and the 
ally. same is hereby appropriated for the repair of road lying in the 

town of Randolph, for the years 1891 and 1892, to be expended 
by an agent to be appointed by the governor and council; and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw the warrant therefor 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 120, 121 . 411 



CHAPTER 120. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE COLLECTION OF PICTURES AND 
PORTRAITS ILLUSTRATIVE OF THE PART TAKEN BY THIS STATE IN 
THE WAR OF THE REBELLION. 

Annual appropriation. 

Besolced hy the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General Court 
convened : 

Annual appro- 

That the sum of one hundred dollars is hereby annually appro- pii-^tioa. 
priated to be expended by the adjutant-general, under the direc- 
tion of the governor and council, to procure photographs and 
other illustrations of the part taken by this state in the War of 
the Rebellion, to be preserved and exhibited in the state house. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 121. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEWIS JENKINS AND OTHERS. 
Appropriation to pay sergeant-at-arms, doorkeepers, pages, and others. 

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

That Lewis Jenkins be allowed the sum of three hundred Appropria- 
and eighty-four dollars; Orreu D. Huse, Charles C. Jones, ge^.geam'Yt- 
Warren A. Sanders, Horace L. Ingalls, be allowed the sum of ke™pers°°^' 
three hundred and thirty-six dollars each; William M. Spline, pages, and 
Frank B. Gordon, Zoheth S. Freeman, G.Scott Locke, Jr.,° 
Henry B. Stearns, Robert A. Freeman, be allowed the sum of 
one hundred and ninety-two dollars each; Orren A. Hamblett the 
sum of three hundred and eighty-four dollars ; Charles T. Em- 
mons and Arthur J. Lougee the sum of three hundred and 
thirty-six dollars each ; James K. Ewer the sum of three hundred 
and thirty-six dollars ; James E. Randlett the sum of three hun- 
dred dollars ; Anthon W. Colby, Orlando I. Godfrey, and Lewis 
M. Brown the sum of two hundred dollars each ; Ira A. Chase the 
sum of fifty dollars for organizing the senate ; George H. Moses 
the sum of thirty-one dollars and fifty cents ; James M. Adams 
the sum of thirty-one dollars and seventy cents ; George C. 
Gilmore the sum of one hundred dollars; John K.Stokes the sum 
of two hundred and twenty-five dollars ; and Stephen S. Jewett 
the sum of seventy-five dollars for organizing the house of repre- 
sentatives ; Hosea B. Carter the sum of fifty dollars and John 



412 Chapters 121, 122. [1891. 

M. Crawford the sum of twenty-five dollars for compiling, and 
John B. Clarke the sum of one hundred and seventy-five 
dollars for printing, 4,000 copies of the senatorial and coun- 
cilor district maps of the state; and that the sum of one hundred 
dollars be allowed and hereby is appropriated for each of the 
legislative reporters, viz. : Daniel B. Donovan, Frederick H. 
Kelsey, Arthur E. Clarke, Herbert F. Norris, Frank H. Challis, 
Harry B. Metcalf, Harlan C. Pearson, L. B. Brown, J. E. 
Pecker, Allan H. Robinson, F. B. Stevens, C. E. Clifibrd, Myron 
Heseltine, and George H. Moses ; and that the sum of seven 
hundred and forty-two dollars and seventy cents be allowed to 
the Union Publishing Co., and the sum of six hundred and 
ninety-seven dollars and twenty cents be allowed each of the 
following papers: Concord "People and Patriot" and 
" Daily Monitor," and the Manchester " Mirror," for papers 
and printing legislative notices, and that the sum of four hun- 
dred and twenty-six dollars and seven cents be allowed Silsby 
& Son, and the sum of three hundred and three dollars and 
forty cents be allowed to the " Daily Press " of Manchester 
for papers and printing legislative notices ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same out of any 
money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 122 . 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CLERKS OF THE SENATE AND 

HOUSE. 

Appi'opriatioD to clerks. 

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

Appropria- That Cliarles J. Hamblett, clerk of the senate, be allowed the 

tion to clerks, g^^^-^ of four hundred and fifty dollars ; that Stephen S. Jewett, 
clerk of the house of representatives, be allowed the sum of five 
hundred dollars ; that Edward H. Wason, assistant clerk of the 
senate, be allowed the sum of three hundred dollars; and Wil- 
liam Tutherly, assistant clerk of the house of representatives, be 
allowed the sum of three hundred dollars, — all for extra services 
performed during the present session of the legislature ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 123, 124. 413 



CHAPTER 123. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE HISTORICAL 

SOCIETY. 

$500 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars is hereby appropriated |5^o^approi)ri 
to the New Hampshire Historical Society for the purpose of com- 
pleting the calendar of state papers in the various departments of 
state in London ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant for the same out of any money in the treasury not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 124. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE VENTILATION OF REPRESEN- 
TATIVES' HALL. 

Authority to governor and council. 

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

That the governor and council be authorized to construct, out Authority to 
of any moneys not otherwise appropriated, a system of ventila- cmmci'i?^ ^"'^ 
tion for representatives' hall and senate chamber according to 
plans and specifications recommended by the state board of 
health, or such other plan as they see fit to adopt. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



414 



Chapters 125, 126. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 125. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LIGHTING WEIRS CHANNEL AND 
MAINTAINING BUOYS ON LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE. 

$250 appi-opriated annually. 

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



$250 appro- 
priated annu- 
ally. 



That a sum not to exceed two hundred and lifty dollars be and 
the same is hereby appropriated annually for lighting Weirs 
(channel and maintaining buoys on Lake Winnipesaukee for the 
ensuing two years, said sum to be expended by an agent ap- 
pointed by the governor and council; and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for a sum for the purpose 
aforesaid. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 126. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO THE RELIEF OF STATE LIBRARIES 
BY THE GENERAL GOVERNMENT. 

Enactments favored. 

Resolved by the Seiiate and House of Representatives in General Court 
cojwened : 



Enactments 
tavored. 



Whereas, the national government has thus far not given 
to the state and territorial libraries the aid and assistance which 
it is desirable should be given, therefore be it Resolved, That Con- 
gress should provide : 1. For free transportation by mail of all 
books and all printed matter between state libraries ; 2. By in- 
ternational arrangement for free transportation of books and 
other printed matter between state libraries and departments 
of foreign governments ; 3. For a lower rate of postage on 
books ; 4. That the privilege now enjoyed by the library of Con- 
gress and by societies, colleges, and schools in the exemption 
of books from import duties, should be extended to state 
libraries. Resolved, That our senators in Congress be instructed 
and our representatives be requested to use all reasonable eftbrts 
to accomplish the purposes set forth in these resolutions. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 127, 128. 415 

CHAP TER 127. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF CHARLES H. NEAL AND OTHERS. 
Appropriation to Charles H. Neal and others. 

Resoived by the Senate and House of Representatkes in General Court 
convened : 

That the amount set against the respective names of the follow- Appropiia- 

o Ti-iT i. 1 tion to Charles 

mg namecl persons, who presented credentials but were not act- h. xeai and 
mittcdto seats in the house of representatives, be paid to them° 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor : 

Charles H. Neal, Brookfield, $21 ; Madison 0. Charles, Chat- 
ham, $39; Charles A. Hodge, Dixville, $44; Perley R. Follansbee, 
Dorchester, $21 ; Lewis C. Bragg, Errol, $46; Samuel Sherburne, 
Ellsworth, $23 ; George H. Morey, Hart's Location, $42 ; Edwin 
W. George, Hebron, "$17 ; James W. Bascom, Langdon, $23 ; 
Darius O. Hanson, Lincoln, $32 ; John W. Eastman, Meredith, 
$18; David E. D. Frost, Middleton, $22 ; Hubbard H. Hunt, Ran- 
dolph, $43 ; Calvin Davis, Roxbury, $23; James Green, Sharon, 
$18 ; Benjamin F. Lary, Sherburne, $43 ; George S. Kingsbury, 
Sullivan, $23: Frederick R. Crain, Surry, $23.50; Silas B.Elliott, 
Waterville, $23; Frank Tucker, Weare, $16.50; Leonard E. York, 
Wentworth's Location, $48 ; Herbert F. Dresser,Windsor, $16 ; 
and that the clerk of the house of representatives be authorized 
to place the names of said persons on the pay-roll of the house 
for the amounts each is entitled to under this resolution. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 128. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS IN COOS COUNTY. 
$975 appropriated annually. 

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

That the following annual appropriations for the years 1891 $975 appropri- 
and 1892 are hereby made : Two hundred dollars for highways aify. '^'^'^" 
in the town of Dixville ; one liundred and fifty dollars for high- 
ways in the town of Millstield ; two hundred dollars for highways 
in the town of Errol lying between Errol Dam and the south line 
of Wentworth's Location ; two hundred dollars for highways in 



416 Chapters 128, 129, 130. [1891. 

Errol, leading from the old road near the dwelling-house of 
Luman H. Grover, down the Androscoggin river to the east 
line of Dnmmer ; one hundred and fifty dollars for the highw^ays 
in the town of Dummer, commencing at the east line of Dummer 
on the west side of the Androscoggin river, thence down the 
river to the north line of Milan ; seventy-live dollars for high- 
wavs in Wentworth's Location. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 129. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR CLERK HIRE AND EXPENSES FOR CLERKS 
OF THE SENATE AND HOUSE. 

$400 appropriated annually. 

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

$400 appropri- That a sum not exceeding four hundred dollars be allowed to- 
aiiy. gether to Charles J. Hamblett, clerk of the senate, and Stephen 

S. Jewett, clerk of the house of representatives, for clerk hire 
and expense in preparing the manuscript of amendments to the 
Public Statutes passed by the senate and house of representa- 
tives, for insertion in the journals of the senate and house of 
representatives; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant for such sums, not exceeding said amount, upon 
proper vouchers being presented, out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 130. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE REPAIR OF 
HIGHWAYS IN RANDOLPH. 

$350 appropriated annually. 

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

$350 appropri- That the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars annually, for 
atedannu- ||^g jqqx^ 1891 and 1892, be appropriated for the repair of the 
highways in the town of Randolph, and that the same be paid 
out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated, to 
be expended by an agent to be appointed by the governor for 
that Y)urpose. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 131, 132. 417 



CHAPTER 131. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE ERECTION OP A MONUMENT 
IN HONOR OF MATTHEW THORNTON. 

Authority to governor and council. 

Besolved by the Senate and House of jRepresenkdlvcs in General Court 
convened : 

That the governor and council are authorized to procure the Authority to 
erection of a monument in honor of Matthew Thornton, upon Sounc^u^ ' 
the lot of land })urcliased and prepared bj the town of Merri- 
mack for that purpose, under the provisions of chapter 128 of 
the Laws of 1885, and the governor is authorized to draw his 
warrant for so much of the sum of one thousand dollars then 
appropriated as may he necessary to fully carry out the provi- 
sions of said chapter. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 132. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN AID OF THE JERUSALEM SPRINGS ROAD. 
$500 apiiropriated ; pi-oviso. 

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

That the sum of five hundred dollars be and is hereby appro- ssoo appiopri- 
priated to aid in the construction of a public highway from j^^ ^^ > i''°'*'is°- 
point on the Dorchester road, so called, to the Jerusalem Springs 
hotel in the town of Canaan ; that the selectmen of Canaan are 
hereby appointed state agents to superintend the expenditure of 
said money : provided, that the town of Canaan contribute the 
same sum hereby appropriated to aid in the construction of said 
road, and that the road be completed without further aid from 
the state ; and the governor is authorized to draw his warrant 
for the money appropriated in this resolution from any money in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



418 Chapters 133, 134. [1891. 



CHAP TEE 13 3. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OF SILAS M. GEE, 
LATE REPRESENTATIVE FROM UNITY. 

Appropriation to widow of Silas M. Gee. 

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

Appropria- That tlie State treasurer be instructed to pay to the widow of 

of'sijas'^i!"'^ Silas M. Gee the amount that might accrue to said Silas M. Gee 

^^^- for attendance and mileage during Januaiy session, 1891, the 

same being especially due on account of special service and the 

limited means of his family, and that a copy of this resolution 

and an expression of the sympathy of this legislature be added 

to and engrossed herewith. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 134. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATIVE TO THE PORTRAIT OF GENERAL JOHN 

STARK. 

$200 appropriated. 

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

$200 approrii- That the sum of two hundred dollars be and hereb}- is appro- 
ated. priated to procure a copy of the original portrait of Gen. John 

Stark, to be expended under the direction of the governor and 

council. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 135. 419 



CHAPTER 135. 

JOINT RESOLUTION PROVIDING FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THAT 
PORTION OF THE MOUNTAIN ROAD LEADING FROM BREEZY POINT 
IN WARREN TO NORTH WOODSTOCK, WHICH LIES IN WARREN. 

S'OO appropriated. 

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

That the sum of four hundred dollars be and hereby is appro- |™o^ ^pp^'^p"- 
priated for the maintenance and repair of the highway leading 
from Breezy Point, so called, in Warren, to ^orth Woodstock, 
the same to be expended upon that portion of said road that lies 
in the town of Warren, under the direction of the governor and 
council, one half of said sum to be expended the current year 
and the balance in 1892 ; and that the sum of three hundred 
dollars be and the same is hereby appropriated for the main- 
tenance and repair of the iSTorth and South road, so called, in the 
town of Benton, the same to be expended under the direction 
of the governor and council, one half of said sum to be expend- 
ed during the current year and the balance during the year 1892, 
and all of said sum to be expended on that part of said highway 
lying between the Jeifers farm and the Marston farm, so called. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 136. 

AN ACT TO RATIFY THE LEASES OF THE UPPER COOS RAILROAD OF 
VERMONT AND OF THE COOS VALLEY RAILROAD TO THE UPPER 
COOS RAILROAD OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, AND THE LEASES OF THE 
UPPER COOS RAILROAD OF NEW HAMPSHIRE AND THE HEREFORD 
RAILWAY TO THE MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD, AND TO AUTHORIZE 
THE UPPER COOS RAILROAD IN NEW HAMPSHIRE TO ISSUE ITS 
BONDS GUARANTEED BY THE MAINE CENTRAL RAILROAD, AND TO 
RETIRE AND CANCEL ITS STOCK, NOW GUARANTEED BY SAID MAINE 
CENTRAL RAILROAD. 

Section I Section 

1. Leases ratified. 3. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 

2. To issue bonds. 

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

Leases SECTION 1. The leases from the Upper Coos Railroad of Ver- 

ratifled. mont and the Coos Valley Railroad Company of Vermont to 

the Upper Coos Railroad of N"ew Hampshire, and the assign- 
ments thereof by the last named corporation to the Maine Cen- 
tral Railroad Company of Maine, and the leases of the Upper 
Coos Railroad of New Hampshire and the Hereford Railway 
Company of Canada to the Maine Central Railroad Company, 
are approved and confirmed ; and the locations of the railroads 
of the Hereford Railway Company and Upper Coos Railroad of 



1891.] Chapters 136, 137. 421 

New Ilampsliire, as the same have been constructed, are also 
approved and confirmed ; and the said Hereford Railway Com- 
pany and its lessee are hereby authorized to maintain their road 
in this state, with all the rights, powers, and privileges now held 
and enjoyed by ISTew Hampshire raih'oad corporations. 

Sect. 2. The Upper Coos Railroad of Kew Hampshire is au- to issue 
thorized to issue its bonds, secured by mortgage of that part of '^°'^^^' 
its railroad between its junction with the Grand Trunk Railway, 
at its North Stratford station, in Stratford, and its junction with 
the Portland & Ogdensburg Railway, to the maximum amount, 
including those already issued and secured thereon, of seven 
hundred thousand dollars ($700,000), the bonds so issued, or to 
be issued, to be guaranteed by the Maine Central Railroad Com- 
pany ; and the Upper Coos Railroad of New Hampshire is also 
authorized to retire and cancel any of its stock dividends upon 
which have been, or may hereafter be, guaranteed by the Maine 
Central Railroad Company. 

Sect. 3. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its passage, effect.' 

[Approved January 29, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 137. 

AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NASHUA LIGHT, HEAT, 
AND POWER COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Increase of capital stock. 2. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 

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

Section 1. Said corporation may increase its capital stock to increase of 
an amount not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act Repealing 
are hereb}- repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage. effe(ft^' ^^'^^ 

[Approved February 4, 1891.] 



422 



Chapters 138, 139. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 138 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP THE CHARTER OF 
WATER-WORKS CORPORATION. 



THE PENNICHUCK 



Section 
1. Increase of capital stock; may hold 
real estate. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Increase of SECTION 1. The Pennichuck Water- Works Corporation, of 

capital stock; -.-r, -ii -i i • n .■'^.'. 

may hold real JNashua, IS hereby empowered to increase, from time to time, its 
capital stock to an amount not exceeding eight hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and may purchase and hold real estate to an amount 
in value not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars. 

Takes effect. Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 139 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SALEM WATER-WORKS COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Annual and special meetings. 

4. May hold real and personal property 

and may lay pipes in public 
streets. 



Section 

5. Eminent domain. 

6. May contract to supply water; may 

borrow money and issue honds;. 
may sell or lease. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Section 1. That Frank P. Woodbury, Oliver E. Branch, 
George E. Hoclgdon, Hiram D. Upton, Fred R. Felch, George 
W. Prescott, Prentiss Webster, Charles S. Collins, their asso- 
ciates, successors, and assigns, shall be and are hereby made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Salem Water- 
Works Company, for the purpose of bringing water into the 
villages of Salem and Salem Depot, and supplying individuals 
and corporations, therein and elsewhere, with water for domestic 
use and the extinguishment of fires, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and are hereby vested with all the powers and subject to 
all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 



1891.] Chapter 139. 423 

Sect, 2. The capital stock of said corporation sliall consist of capital stock, 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may from time to time be determined by said corporation, 
not exceeding in the whole the sum of one hundred thousand 
dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the corpora- Annual and 
tion shall be held at such times and places, and upon such fngs.^^^ ™^*^*' 
notice, as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect, 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and hold May iioid real 
in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate necessary propertj"" mi 
for the carrying into effect the purpose of this act ; and said cor- in'^j^biy^^^®'' 
poration is authorized to enter upon and break ground, dig streets, 
ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, square, pas- 
sageway, or highway through which it may Ibe deemed necessary 
for the pipes and water-works of said company to pass, be, or 
exist, for the purpose of placing said pipes, hydrants, water- i 

works, and such other materials as may be deemed necessary for 
constructing said water-works, and to re-lay and repair the same, 
subject to such regulations as to the safety of citizens and the 
security of the public travel, as the selectmen may prescribe. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and Eminent 
appropriate any springs, streams, and ponds not belonging ^0*^°°^^"^' 
any aqueduct or water company, and to secure such streams, 
springs, and ponds by fences or otherwise, and dig ditches, make 
excavations and reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon any land or 
inclosure through which it may be necessary for said pipes and 
water to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, and water-works to 
be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or 
conducting said water, and placing such pipes and other mate- 
rials and works as may be necessary for building and operating 
such water-works, or repairing the same : 'provided, that if it be 
necessary to enter upon and appropriate any springs, streams, or 
ponds, or any land, for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or 
lower the lev^l of the same, and the said corporation shall not be 
able to agree with the owners thereof for the damages that may 
be done by said corporation, or the owner shall be unknown, 
either party may apply to the supreme court at a trial term in 
the county of Rockingham, to have the same laid out and the 
damages determined, and said court shall refer the same to the 
county commissioners for said county, who shall appoint a time 
and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same man- 
ner as now provided bylaw for laying out highways. Said com- 
missioners shall make report to said court, and said court may 
issue execution thereon accordingly; but if either party shall 
desire it, 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. 6. Said corporation may make contracts with Individ- May contract 
uals, domestic and Ibreign corporations, for supplying thein with water f may 
water, establish such tolls and charge such rents for the use of Jj"o'^°^j^„^| 
water as may be deemed reasonable, and said corporation igi'^suebomis; 
authorized to borrow monev to det'rav the cost of such water- leaie. 



424 Chapters 139, 140. [1891. 

works and issue the notes, bonds, or obligations of said corpora- 
tion therefor, payable in such times and at such rates of interest, 
not exceeding six per cent, as they may determine, and ma}^, if 
they deem it expedient, secure such notes, bonds, or obligations 
by a mortgage of all their estate, real, personal, and mixed, 
which mortgage shall be recorded in the office of the register of 
deeds for the county of Rockingham ; and said corporation is 
hereby authorized and empowered to sell or lease for a term of 
years to such said corporations all its works, structures, and 
estate of whatever kind or nature, and they are hereby author- 
ized to purchase or lease the same. 
First meeting. Sect. 7. Any two of the first named grantees may call the 
first meeting of the corporation by giving a written or printed 
notice to the other members at least ten days before the day of 
meeting, or by leaving such notice at their last place of abode 
ten days before such meeting. 
Subject to Sect. 8. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 

effect. ' repeal this charter whenever the public good may require, and 

this act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 140. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE EXETER 
RAILWAY," PASSED JUNE SESSION, 1868. 



Section 
1. Miiy connect "with Concord & Ports- 
mouth Railroad. 



Section 

2. Charter revived. 

3. Talres efTect. 



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

May connect SECTION 1. The Exctcr Railway is hereby authorized and em- 
& Portsmouth powered to make its connection with the Concord & Ports- 
Raiiroad. moutli Railroad in the town of Epping or Raymond, 
ciiarter Sect. 2. Said act and the act passed at the December session, 

revived. 1890, entitled " An act to revive and extend the charter of the 
Exeter Railway " are hereby revived and continued in force, ex- 
cept as amended by this act. 
Takes effect. Sect. 3. This act takes effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 12, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 141, 142. 425 



CHAPTER 141. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF KEEXE TO BORROW MONEY TO RE- 
CONSTRUCT ITS WATER-WORKS. 



Section 
1. May bojTOW money and issne bonds. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The city of Keene is hereby authorized and em- May borrow 
powered, for the purpose of reconstructing its works to supply issue^bonds. 
Avater to said city, to levy taxes, and borrow money by issuing its 
bonds or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding seventy-five 
thousand dollars. 

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

[Approved February 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 142. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF BERLIN TO PROCURE OR PUT 
IN A WATER SUPPLY. 

Section | Skction 

1. May construct water-works. | 5. May raise or borrow money and issue 

2. Eminent domain. bonds. 

3. May contract to supply water; may G. May hold stock or bonds of aqueduct 

appoint superintendent or commis- companj-. 

sioners. 7. Applies to fire precinct. 

4. May contract for water supply. 8. Takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senaii' and House of Bejiresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the town of Berlin is hereby authorized and May construct 

1 . . , • J. • 1 'ill water-works. 

empowered to construct, manage, maintain, and own suitable 
water-works for the purpose of introducing into and distributing 
through the villages in said town an adequate supply of pure 
water, in subterranean pipes, for extinguishing fires, and for the 
use of its citizens, and for other purposes ; and for that purpose 
may take, purchase, and hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any 
real or personal estate, and any rights therein, and water rights 
necessary for carrying into efi'ect the purposes of this act, and to 
excavate and dig canals and ditches in any street, place, square, 
passway, common, or other place through which it may be 
deemed necessary and proper for building said water-works, and 



426 Chapter 142. [1891. 

re-lay, change, and repair the same at pleasure, havino; due re- 
gard for the safety of its citizens and security of the public travel. 
Eminent Sect. 2. Said town is authorized and empowered to enter 

tiomam. upon, take, and appropriate any streams, springs, or ponds not 
belonging to an}^ aqueduct company, and to secure, b}' fence or 
otherwise, such streams, springs, or ponds, and dig ditches and 
canals, make excavations or reservoirs, through, over, in, or 
upon, any land or inclosure through which it may be deemed 
necessary for said aqueduct to pass, or said excavations, reser- 
voirs, and water-vf orks to be or exist, for the purpose of obtain- 
ing, holding, preserving, or conducting such water, and placing 
such pipes or other materials or works as may be necessary for 
building and operating such aqueduct and w^ater-works, or for 
repairing the same : jjrovided, if it shall be necessary to enter 
upon and appropriate any stream, spring, and pond, or any land 
for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the 
same, and if said town shall not agree with the owners thereof 
for the damages that may be done by said town, or such owners 
shall be unknown, said town, or said owner or party injured, 
may apply to the trial term of the supreme court for the county 
within which such stream, spring, pond, or land is situate, to- 
have the same laid out and the damages determined, and the 
said court shall refer the same to the county commissioners for 
said county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and 
give notice thereof in the same manner as is now provided by 
law for la3dng out highways, and said commissioners shall make 
report to said court, and said court may issue execution accord- 
ingly ; if either party shall desire, they shall be entitled to trial 
by jury in such manner and under such regulations as the court 
may prescribe, in the same manner as appeals from the award of 
damages in the case of laying out of highways. 
May contract Sect. 3. Said towu is authorized and empow^crcd to contract 
waterfmay with individuals and corporations for supplying them with Avater, 
appoint ai-^fi lo make such contracts and to establish such regulations and 

superintend- t, n ^ r» n • ' t ^ 

ent or com- tolls tor the use ot watcr as may trom time to tmie be deemed 

missioners. jj?j.i • j. i.i?-ix 

proper; and lor the more convenient management ot said water- 
works, the said town may, either before or after the construction 
of the same, place them under the direction and control of a 
superintendent, or board of water commissioners, or of l^oth ; and 
the selectmen of said town are hereby authorized and empowered 
to appoint such superintendent or board of commissioners, with 
such powers and duties as may from time to time be prescribed 
by said towu. 
May contract Sect. 4. Said towu is also authorized and empowered to con- 
suppiy. tract with any person or corporation to furnish to said town said 

water for the use of said town for the purposes aforesaid. 
May raise or Sect. 5. Said towii is also authorized, at any annual or special 
money and meeting, by a major vote of those present and voting, to raise 
issue bonds. ^^^^ appropriate, and to borrow or hire, such sums of money, on 
the credit of the town, as may from time to time be deemed ad- 
visable, for the purpose of defraying the expense of purchasing 
real estate, rights in real estate, water rights, streams, springs, 



1891.] 



Chapters 142, 143. 



427 



ponds, and rights as aforesaid, and for constructing, maintaining, 
and operating said water- works, and for payment of water sup- 
plied by any person or corporation under contract as aforesaid, 
and to issue notes or bonds of the town therefor, payable at such 
times, and at such rates of interest, as may be thought proper. 

Sect. 6. Said town is also authorized to purchase and hold ^o^j3\°|.'^ 
shares of the capital stock of any aqueduct company with which t>oiKis of 
it may contract for a supply of water as aforesaid, and may be- compimy. 
come the owner of the bonds and notes of such aqueduct com- 
pany. 

Sect. 7. The provisions of this act shall apply, extend to, and applies to are 
include any fire precinct within said town of Berlin which may^^^'^"^^ ' 
be organized therein for the purpose of furnishing an adequate 
supply of water to the villages of said town of Berlin. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take efiect on its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved February 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 143 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN THE TOWN OF SOMERS- 

WORTH. 



Section 

1. May construct or purchase water- 

works. 

2. Eminent domain. 



Section 

3. May make contracts and regulations; 

commissioners to be appointed. 

4. May borrow money and issue bonds. 

5. Takes effect; proviso. 



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



Section 1. That the town of Somersworth is herebj' author- Mayconstruct 
ized to construct, manage, maintain, and own suitable water- water-woi^ks. 
works in said town, for the purpose of introducing into and 
distributing through the village of Great Falls in said town an 
adequate supply of pure water in subterranean pipes, for extin- 
guishing fires and for the use of its citizens and for such other 
purposes as water may be required in said town ; and for that 
purpose may take, purchase, and hold, in fee simple or otherwise, 
any real or personal estate, and any rights therein, and water 
rights necessary for carrying into effect the purposes of this act, 
and erect, construct, and maintain such dams, reservoirs, stand- 
pipes, and buildings as may be necessary for such water-works ; 
and to excavate and dig canals and ditches in any street, place, 
square, passway, highway, common, or other place through 
which it may be deemed necessary and proper for constructing 
said water-works ; and re-lay, change, and repair the same at 
pleasure, having due regard for the safetv of its citizens and se- 



428 Chapter 143. [1891. 

curity of the public triivel ; and said town may take or purchase, 
at a fair and equitable valuation, the property, rights, and fran- 
chises of any and all aqueduct or water companies now chartered 
or doing business in said Somersworth. And should said town 
and any such aqueduct or water company or companies be un- 
able to agree upon what should be a fair and equitable price for 
their said property, either party may apply to the supreme court 
for the county of Strafford, at the trial term thereof, for estimat- 
ing the value of said property, rights, and franchises, and the 
said court shall refer the same to the county commissioners of 
said county and proceed as provided in section 2 of this act. 
Eminent do- Sect. 2. Said towu is authorized and empowered to take 
™^"^' water from Salmon Falls river and to enter upon, take, and ap- 

propriate any streams, springs, or ponds not belonging to any 
aqueduct company outside of said town of Somersworth, and to 
secure, by fence or otherwise, such streams, springs, or ponds, and 
dig ditches and canals, make excavations or reservoirs through, 
over, in, or upon any land or inclosure through which it may be 
necessary for said aqueduct to pass, or said excavations, reser- 
voirs, and water- works to be or exist, for the purpose of obtain- 
ing, holding, preserving, or conducting such water, and 
placing such pipes or other materials or works as may 
be necessary for building and operating such aqueduct and 
water-works, or for repairing the same : provided, if it shall 
be necessary to enter upon and appropriate any stream, spring, 
and pond, or any hmd for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or 
lower the level of the same, and if said town shall not agree 
with the owners thereof for the damage that may be done by 
said town, or if such owners shall be unknown, said town or 
said owner or party injured may apply to the supreme court for 
the county of Strafford, at the trial term thereof, to have the same 
laid out and the damages determined, and the said court shall 
refer the same to the county commissioners for said county, who 
shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice there- 
of in the same manner as provided by law for laying out high- 
ways ; and said commissioners shall make report to said court, 
and said court may issue execution accordingly. If either party 
shall desire, before reference to said commissioners, they shall 
be entitled to a trial by jury in such manner and under such 
regulations as the court may prescribe. 
May make Sect, 3. Said town is authorized and empowered to contract 

contracts and .,, .,..,, . ^ , ,^ , 

regulations; With mij individual or corporation to pump water, and to make 
errto'bTap. such Other coutracts, and establish such regulations and tolls for 
pointed. ^}-^g ^^gg Qf water, as may from time to time be deemed proper ; 
and for the more convenient management of said water-works, 
the said town shall, either before or after the construction of the 
same, place them under the direction and control of a board of 
water commissioners, consisting of three suitable persons, not 
more than two of whom shall belong to the same political party; 
and the selectmen of said town are hereby authorized and em- 
powered to appoint such board of commissioners, with such 



1891.] Chapters 143, 144. 429 

powers and duties as may from time to time be prescribed by 
said town. 

Sect. 4. Said tow- n is also authorized, at any annual or special ^"^r=^y borrow 
meeting, by a major vote of those present and voting, to make Isrueboiuis. 
regulations for the management of said water-works ; to borrow 
or hire such sum of money, on the credit of the town, as may 
from time to time be deemed advisable, for the purpose of de- 
fraying the expense of purchasing real estate, rights in real 
estate, water rights, streams, springs, ponds, and all other rights 
as aforesaid, and for constructing, maintaining, and operating 
said water-works, and to issue notes or bonds of the town 
therefor, payable at such times and at such rate of interest as 
may be thought proper. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take eifect upon its passage : |)roi;?G?«^, Takes effect; 
however, that this shall not be so construed as to give the town Qf ^^^^°^'^'^- 
Somersworth the right to take water from Willand pond. 

[Approved February 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ACTION OF THE TOAVN OF WARNER AT ITS 
ANNUAL MEETING IN 1890, ESTABLISHING THE PILLSBURY FREE 
LIBRARY AND APPROPRIATING MONEY THEREFOR. 

Sectiox I Section 

1. Action legaUzed. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That the vote of the town of Warner passed at its Action icgai- 
annual town meeting in March, 1890, establishing the Pillsbury ^^'^'^' 
Free Library, and appropriating money annually forever for its 
support, is hereby legalized and made obligatory upon said 
town. 

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

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



430 



Chapters 145, 146. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 145. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE MANCHESTER STREET 

RAILWAY. 



Section 

1. Capital increased. 

2. Time extended. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Tte-presentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Capital in- 
creased . 



Time extend- 
ed. 



Tak es effect. 



Section 1. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed the sum of two hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and 
may be increased to that sum in the manner now provided by 
its charter, aucl it ma}^ incur debts and liabilities not exceeding 
said amount. 

Sect. 2. The right to extend its main line and branches and 
to construct, complete, and operate the unfinished portions of 
the same, is hereby revived and continued in force with the 
same effect as though no limitations as to time had been imposed 
thereon. 

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

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE FREEWILL BAPTIST HOME MISSION SO- 
CIETY AND THE FREEWILL BAPTIST EDUCATION SOCIETY TO 
TRANSFER THEIR PROPERTY AND RIGHTS TO THE GENERAL CON- 
FERENCE OF FREE BAPTISTS. 



May transfer 
propertj'. 



Section 

1. May transfer property. 

2. Subject to limitations. 



Section 

3. Inalienable property to be retained. 

4. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The Freewill Baptist Home Mission Society, a 
corporation created by the laws of this state by an act approved 
June 28, 1838, and the Freewill Baptist Education Society, a 
corporation created by the laws of this state by an act approved 
July 7, 1846, are hereby authorized and empowered to transfer 
and deliver to the General Conference of Free Baptists, a cor- 
poration created by the legislature of the state of Maine by an 
act approved January 19, 1891, all their real and personal prop- 



Chapters 146, 147. 431 

-erty and estate, and all their powers, privileges, and rights, to he 
held and used by said General Conference of Free Baptists for 
religions, missionary, educational, and charitable purposes. 

Sect. 2. All property held by said Freewill Baptist HomeS'^'^^^^^ttf^nm- 
Missionary Society and said Freewill Baptist Education Society, 
and all gifts, bequests, devises, and conveyances of property here- 
tofore made to said societies, or either of them, or which may 
hereafter be made to them, or either of them, shall be held and 
used by the said General Conference of Free Baptists for the 
purpose designated in the making of the several gifts, bequests, 
and conveyances,, and shall be subject to all the condi- 
tions, limitations, and uses contained in the several gifts, be- 
quests, devises, and conveyances to said societies respectively, and 
upon such transfer and delivery, the pow^ers, privileges, and 
rights of said societies respectively shall be vested in said Gen- 
eral Conference of Free Baptists. 

Sect. 3. If at the time of the transfer and delivery of the [".opl^ty^^obe 
real and personal property and estate of said societies to said retained. 
General Conference of Free Baptists, either of the said societies 
holds any property, gifts, bequests, or devises which are not 
transferable, said societies shall continue to hold and use the 
property thus held by them respectively, for the purpose desig- 
nated in the making of the gifts, bequests, devises, or convey- 
ances of property thus held. 

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

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 147. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE HOSPITAL ASSOCIATION OF 
CONCORD, N. H., AND FOR OTHER PURPOSES. 

SECTION I Section 

1. Xame changed. 3. Takes effect. 

■2. Exemption. | 

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

Section 1. The Hospital Association, a corporation organized xame 
under the General Laws, and located in Concord, shall hereafter ^^'^"^^''' 
be known as the Margaret Pillsbury General Hospital. 

Sect. 2. Being a charitable institution for the alleviation of Exemption, 
suffering without profit to any person, no fee shall be charged 
by the state for this act, and the property of the corporation 
shall be exempt from taxation. 

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

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



432 



Chapters 148, 149. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 148. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE: 
THE LACONIA AND LAKE VILLAGE WATER-WORKS." 



Section 
1. Cliarter amended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. Section 6 of the act entitled " An act to incorpo- 
rate the Laconia and Lake Village Water-works," approved 
September 7, 1883, is hereb}' amended by striking therefrom the 
words, " not exceeding in all one half the cost thereof," so that 
said section shall read as follows: "Said corporation is author- 
ized to borrow money to defray the expense of said works, 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 may, if they 
deem expedient, secure such notes, bonds, or obligations by a 
mortgage of all their estate, real and personal, wdnch mortgage 
shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds for Bel- 
knap county." 

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

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 149. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PETERBOROUGH WATER-WORKS COM- 
PANY. 



Section- 


Section 


1. Corporation constituted. 


6. May sell, lease, or contract. 


2. Capital. 


7. First meeting. 


3. Meetings. 


S. May issue bonds. 


4. Privileges in highways. 


9. Time limited. 


.5. Eminent domain. 


10. Subject to repeal ; takes eflfect 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Frank G. Clarke, Charles Scott, Thomas B. 
Tucker, Alden B. Tarbell, Ebenezer W. Mcintosh, Charles H. 
Brooks, Henry K. French, George H. Scripture, William Ames, 
George W. Farrar, John R. Miller, and Daniel M. White, all of 
said Peterborough, their associates, successors, and assigns, shall 



1891.] Chapter 149. 433 

be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the 
name of the Peterborough Water-Works Company, for the pur- 
pose of bringing water into the village of Peterborough, in said 
state, by subterranean pipes, and by that name may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend to linal judgment and execution, and 
are hereby vested with all the powers and privileges and made 
subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of *-''^i^^'^'^^- 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may from time to time be determined by the directors of said 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of seventy-five 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the corpora- Meetings, 
tion shall be held at such times and places, and upon such notice, 
as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and hold Piivueges in 
in fee simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate necessary ^s^way*. 
for the carrying into eifect the purposes of this act ; and said cor- 
poration is authorized to enter upon and break ground, dig 
ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, square, pas- 
sageway,or highway, through which it may be deemed necessary 
for the pipes and- water-works of said corporation to pass, be, or 
exist, for the purpose of placing said pipes, hydrants, water- 
works, and such other materials as may be deemed necessary for 
constructing said water-works, and to re-lay and repair the same, 
subject to such regulations as to the safety of the citizens and 
security of the public travel as may be prescribed by the select- 
men of said town of Peterborough. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and Eminent ao- 
appropriate any springs, streams, or ponds, not belonging to any 
aqueduct or water-works company, and to secure such streams, 
springs, or ponds, by fences or otherwise, and dig ditches, make 
excavations and reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any land 
or inelosure through which it may be necessary for such pipes 
and water to pass, or said excavations and reservoirs and water- 
works to be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, pre- 
serving, or conducting said water and placing said pipes or other 
materials, or such works as may be necessary for the building 
and operating such water-works or repairing the same : profided, 
that if it shall be necessary to enter upon and appropriate any 
springs, streams, or ponds, or land, for the purpose aforesaid, oV 
to raise or lower the level of the same, and the said corporation 
shall not be able to agree with the owners thereof for the 
damages that may be done by said corporation, or the owners 
shall be unknown, either party may apply to the supreme court 
at the trial term in the county of ifillsborough to have the samo 
laid out and the damages determined ; and said court shall refer 
the same to the county commissioners for said county, who shall 
appoint a time and place for a hearing, and give notice thereof 
in the same manner as now provided by law for laying out high- 
ways. Said commissioners shall make report to said court, and 

10 



main. 



434 Chapter 149. [1891. 

said court ma}' issue execution therein accordingly ; but if either 
part}' shall desire it, upon application to said court, before refer- 
ence to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to a trial by 
jury in such manner and under such regulations as said court 
may prescribe. 

May sell, Sect. 6. Said corporation may make any contract with said 

tract! ' town of Peterborough, or with any fire precinct in said town, or 

with any persons or corporations, to furnish water, hydrants,and 
other means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, and for such 
other purposes as may be deemed necessary, and said town, or 
any fire precinct therein hereafter organized, is hereby author- 
ized to contract with said corporation for the use of said water, 
hydrants, or other apparatus for said purpose, and may raise and 
appropriate money therefor ; and said corporation is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to sell, or lease for a term of years to 
said tOAvn, or any fire precinct hereafter organized therein, all of 
its works, structures, and estate of whatever kind or nature ; 
and said town or fire precinct is hereby authorized to purchase 
or lease the same. 

First meeting. Sect. 7. Any two corporators herein named may call the first 
meeting of the corporation by giving a notice in writing to each 
of the corporators of the time and place of meeting, at least 
seven days before the day of meeting, or by leaving the same at 
his last and usual place of abode ; and at said meeting, or any 
adjourned meeting thereof, associates may be admitted, all 
proper oflicers chosen, the capital stock fixed, and such by-laws 
and regulations adopted as may be deemed necessary to carry 
into effect the business of the corporation. 

May issue Sect. 8. Said Corporation may borrow money for the purpose 

of constructing the water-works named herein, and issue its 
bonds or other ol)ligations therefor, and secure the same by 
mortgage upon the said water-works property, assets, and 
franchises of said corporation. 

Time limited. Sect. 9. This act shall be void unless the incorporators herein 
named shall organize as herein provided within one year, and 
shall bring water as herein provided into the village of Peter- 
borough within three years, from the passage of this act. 

Subject to re- Sect. 10. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed when- 

effect. ^ *^^ ever the public good requires, and shall take effect upon its 
passa2:e. 

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 150. 



435 



CHAPTER 150. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTHWOOD AQUEDUCT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituteil. 

2. Capital. 

3. Meetings. 

4. Privileges in highways. 

5. Eminent domain. 



Section 

6. May make contracts. 

7. First meeting. 

S. .Subject to repeal; takes effect. 
9. Time limited. 



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



Section 1. That James R. Towle, Charles F. Towle, Albert corporation 
O. Brown, Woodbury M. Durgin, Charles H. Sherman, Joseph '^°"'' ^ " ^ 
S. Trickey, James A, Towle, and Benjamin F. Towle, and their 
associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and hereby are made 
a body politic and corporate, by the name of the is'orthwood 
Aqueduct Company, for the purpose of bringing fresh water into 
the village of Northwood ]S"arrows, in the town of Northwood, 
in subterraneous pipes, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and are 
hereby vested with all the powers and subject to all liabilities 
incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capuai. 
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 fifteen 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be Meetings, 
holden at such time and place as may be prescribed by the \)y- 
laws or appointed by the directors, at which meeting not less 
than three nor more than seven directors shall be chosen by bal- 
lot. The directors may call special meetings of the corporation 
whenever it shall be necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws 
may prescribe. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and hold Privileges in 
in fee simple or otherwise, any real estate necessary for carrying ^° ' '' 
into eifect the purposes of this act, not exceeding in value, at 
the time of its purchase, the sum of fifteen thousand dollars ; 
and said corporation is authorized to enter upon and break up 
ground and dig ditches in any street, highway, or common 
through which it may be necessary for said aqueduct to pass, for 
the purpose of placing such pipes as may be necessary for 
building said aqueduct, and to re-lay and repair the same, subject 
to such regulations as to the safety of the citizens and the secur- 
ity of the public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen 
of the town of Northwood. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap- Eminent do- 
propriate any stream, pond, or spring not belonging to any aque-"^'""" 
duct company, and to secure hy fences or otherwise such stream, 



436 Chapter 150. [1891. 

pond, or spring, and dig ditches or canals in any land or 
inclosure tlirongli which it may be necessary for said aqueduct 
to pass, for the purpose of obtaining, preserving, or conducting 
such water, and placing such pipes or works as may be neces- 
sary for building and operating such aqueduct, or of repairing 
the same : 'provided, it shall be necessary to enter upon and ap- 
propriate any stream, pond, or spring, or any land for the pur- 
pose aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the same, and 
said corporation shall not agree with the owners thereof for the 
damage that may be done by said corporation, or such owners 
shall be unknown, either party may apply to the supreme court 
for the county where the same is situated, at the trial term there- 
of, to have the same laid out and the damages determined ; and 
the said court shall refer the same to the county commissioners 
for said county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, 
and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now provided 
by law for laying out highways, and said commissioners shall 
make a report to said court, and they may issue execution accord- 
ingly. 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. 

May make Sect. 6. Any fire district which may be established by law at 

JSTorthwood jSTarrows is hereby authorized and empowered to 
subscribe to the capital stock of said corporation, or pledge its 
credit to said corporation, and shall have the use of the water 
for extinguishing fires and such purposes as may be necessary, 
on paying a fair compensation therefor; and said- corporation 
may make any contracts with said district and with such other 
persons and corporations as may be deemed necessary by the di- 
rectors to carry out this act. 

First meetiug. Sect. 7. The three persons first named in this act, or any two 
of them, may call the first meeting of the corporation by per- 
sonal notice to all the grantees, at which meeting associates may 
be elected, by-laws adopted, and a president, clerk, and such 
other ofiicers and agents as may be deemed necessary, may be 
chosen. 

Subject to re- Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 

elect. ^"^^^^ whenever the public good may require the same ; and this act 
shall take eftect on its passage. 

Time limited. Sect. 9. This act shall be void unless the incorporators herein 
named shall organize as herein provided within one year, and 
shall bring water as herein provided into the village of North- 
wood jSTarrows within three vears, from the passage of this act. 
[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapters 151, 152. 



437 



CHAPTER 151 



AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY TO PAY THE EXPENSES OF THE FIREMEN'S ANNUAL PA- 
RADE WHEN ORDERED OUT BY THE CHIEF ENGINEER. 



Section 
1. Appropriation authorized. 



Section 
2. Tales effect. 



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

Section 1. The city council of the city of Manchester is here-Appropria- 
by authorized and empowered to appropriate annually, to pay *z°"; ^"*^^°'"" 
the expenses of the firemen's parade when ordered out by the 
chief engineer, a sum not to exceed five hundred dollars (§500). Takes effect. 

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

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 152 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WHITEFIELD AQUEDUCT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 
8. By-laws. 

4. Privileges in highways. 

5. Eminent domain. 



Section 

6. Maj' make contracts. 

7. Corporations may hold stock. 

8. Meetings. 

9. Subject to repeal ; takes effect. 
10. Time limited. 



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



Section 1. That A. L. Brown, Geo. AV. Libbey, F. P. Brown, corporation 
C. J. Parcher, W. K. Quimby, W. G. Brown, James Colby, N. constituted. 
W. Libbey, B. C. Garland, and John L. McGregor, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and herel)y are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the Whitefield Aqueduct 
Company, to be located at Whitefield, in tliis state, for the pur- 
pose of bringing water into the village of Whitefield, to be used 
for domestic, fire, and other purposes, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute to final judgment and execution, and 
are hereby vested with all the powers and subject to all the 
liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital, 
such number of shares, not exceeding fifty dollars each, as may 



438 Chapter 152. [1891. 

be from time to time determined by the directors of said corpo 
ration, not exceeding in the whole the sum of thirty thousand 
dollars. 

By-ia-w3. Sect. 3. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be 

holden at such time and place as may be prescribed by the by- 
laws, or appointed by the directors, at which meeting not less 
than three nor more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot. 
And said corporation, at any meeting duly holden, may adopt 
such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, as may be necessary for the management of the busi- 
ness for which the company was created. 

Privileges in Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and hold 

highways. ^^ ^^^ simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate neces- 
sary for carrying into effect the purpose of this act, not exceeding 
in value ten thousand dollars at the time of purchase; and said 
corporation is authorized to enter upon and break ground, dig 
ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, square, pas- 
sageway or highway, through which it may be deemed necessary 
for the pipes and water-works of said corporation to pass, be, or 
exist, for the purpose of placing said pipes, water-works, and 
such other material as may be deemed necessary for building 
said water-works, and to re-lay and repair the same, subject to 
such regulations as to the safety of the citizens and security of 
the public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of the 
town of Whitefield. 

Eminent do. Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and 

TYinTn. , . -*■ 111* 

appropriate any springs, streams, or ponds, not belonging to any 
aqueduct company, and to secure such springs, streams, or ponds 
by fences or otherwise, and to dig ditches, make excavations and 
reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon any land or inclosure 
through which it may be necessary for said pipes and water to 
pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, and water-works to be or 
exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or con- 
ducting said water, and placing said pipes, other materials, or 
works as may be necessary for building and operating such water- 
works, or repairing the same : jjrovided, if it shall be 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 if said corporation shall not be able to agree with 
the owners thereof for the damages that may be done by the 
said corporation, or the owner shall be unknown, either party 
may apply to the supreme court at a trial term of the same, in 
the county of Coos, to have the same laid out and the damages 
determined ; and said court shall refer the same to the county 
commissioners for said county, who shall appoint a time and 
place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as 
now provided by law for the laying out of highways. Said com- 
missioners shall make report to said court, and said court may 
issue execution therein accordingly ; but if either party shall 
desire it, upon application to said court before reference to said 
commissioners, they shall be entitled to a trial by jury in such 
manner and under such regulations as said court may prescribe. 



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Chapters 152. 153. 



439 



Sect. 6. The village precinct of Whitefield, when organized, Mayimake 
is hereby authorized and empowered to make any contracts with ^°"^^'^®'^^- 
said corporation for the use of the water for extinguishing fire, 
and such other purposes as may be necessary, and shall have 
such use of the water on paying a fair compensation therefor ; 
and with such other persons and corporations as may be deemed 
necessary by the directors to carry out this act. 

Sect. 7. Brown's Lumber Company, or any other corporation corporations 
taking or using the water of this company, may take and hold stock?°^^^ 
stock therein. 

Sect. 8. Any three of the corporators named in this act may Meetings, 
call the first meeting of the corporation by giving a notice, in 
writing, to each of the corporators, of the time and place of 
meeting, at least seven days before the day of meeting, or by 
notice in some newspaper published in said county of Coos, at 
least one week before said meeting ; and at said meeting, or any 
adjourned meeting thereof, or any subsequent meeting duly 
holden, associates may be admitted and all proper officers 
chosen, the number and par value of shares fixed, and such by- 
laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed necessary to 
carry into effect the business of this corporation. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
whenever the public good may require it ; and this act shall Iffect. 
take effect on its passage. 

Sect. 10. This act shall be void unless the incorporators Time limited- 
herein named shall organize as herein provided within six 
months, and shall bring water as herein provided into the vil- 
lage of Whitefield within three years from the passage of this 
act. 

[Approved February 18, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 153. 

AN act in amendment OF AND IN ADDITION TO THE CHARTER OF 
THE CITY OF NASHUA CREATING A FIRE COMMISSION FOR SAID 
CITY. 



Section 

1. Fire department. 

2. Board of fire commissioners. 

3. Organization, duties, and compensa- 

tion. 



Section 

4. Tenure of appointments. 

5. Appropriations and expenditures, 
fi. Power of engineers. 

7. Kepealing clause; takes effect. 



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



Section 1. The fire department of the city of Nashua shall v^\^ depart 
consist of a board of three fire commissioners, a chief engineer, 
who shall have control of the fire-alarm telegraph, and four as- 
sistant engineers, and such engine-men and other members as the 



440 Chapter 153. [1891. 

board of fire commissioners may deem necessary, not exceeding 
one hundred and twenty men. 
Board of fire Sect. 2. In tlic month of February, A. D. 1891, the mayor 
ers. " shall appoint, subject to the approval and confirmation of the 

board of aldermen of said city, said board of fire commissioners, 
the first of whom shall serve for three years, the second for two 
years, and the third for one year, and thereafter in the month 
of February, annually, the mayor shall appoint, subject to the 
approval and confirmation of the board of aldermen, one person 
to be a member of said board of fire commissioners, to hold his 
oifice for the term of three years from the time of his appointment, 
or until his successor is chosen and qualified, unless sooner re- 
moved. If a vacancy occurs, the mayor and the board of alder- 
men shall, in the same manner, fill it for the residue of the term, 
and may remove any member of said board for cause or when 
the public good may require, and the vacancy thus created shall be 
filled as hereinbefore provided in case of vacancy. ISTo member 
of said board of fire commissioners shall hold any other municipal 
office, and it is further provided there shall not be at any one 
time more than two members of said board of the same political 
_ party, 

brganizatiou, Sect. 3. The Said board shall organize annually in the month 
compensation of February by the choice of one of their members as chairman. 
They shall also choose a clerk, who may be clerk of the board 
of engineers, and they shall make such rules and regulations for 
their own government and for the government of all other ofii- 
cers and members of the fire department, also all buildings 
and apparatus and horses now used for the transportation of ap- 
paratus in case of fire (and the said horses so used are hereby 
transferred to the fire department), as they may deem expedient. 
For their services the fire commissioners shall receive such 
compensation as the city councils may from time to time deter- 
mine. 
Tenure of ap- Sect. 4. The board of engineers, the ianitor, and all per- 

T) o in t in Gilts ^ *J f X 

manent men shall be appointed by said board to serve during 
good behavior, and so long as they are competent to discharge 
the duties of their respective positions. 
Appropria- Sect, 5. The sald board of fire commissioners and engineers 

pendififres!^''^" shall annually, in the month of February, send to the city coun- 
cils an estimate in detail of the appropriations required for the 
maintenance of the fire department during the financial year. 
All bills for expenditures from the appropriation for the fire de- 



1891.] Chapters 158, 154, 155. 441 

partment sliall be approved by the fire commissioners before they 
are paid by the city treasurer, and the salaried of the engineers, 
janitors, and other permanent men and all members of the fire 
department shall be regulated by the city councils. 

Sect. 6. The board of engineers shall have all powers pos- ^°^:®'"^ "^ 

-111' 1-1 ••! fr> engiueevs. 

sessed by nrewards m the extinguishment ot fires. 

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

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 154. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT TO INCORPORATE COURT CON- 
CORD NO. 7400 OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF FOREvSTERS, OF CON- 
CORD, APPROVED SEPTEMBER 2, 1887. 

Section I Section 

1. Name changed. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That the name of Court Concord ISTo. 7400 of the xame 
Ancient Order of Foresters, of Concord, incorporated by an act °^''^"°^'^" 
approved September 2, 1887, be changed to Court Concord No. 
7400 of the Ancient Order of Foresters of America, of Concord, 
and it shall be hereafter known by that name. 

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

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 155 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW BOSTON RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location ot road. 

3. Stock and bonds. 

4. Tolls. 



Section 
5. First meeting, 
G. Time limited. 
7. Takes effect. 



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



Section 1. Tliat Joseph R. Whipple, Butler T. Hills, George corporatK 
A. A\^ason, Daniel G. Smith, William Woodl^ury, Elbridge F/«»«tit"t«' 
Trow, Moses Crombie, Neil McLane, Rodney McLane, Charles 
McLane, Solomon W. Atwood, Herbert D. Gould, Charles H. 



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[1891. 



Location of 
road. 



Stock and 
bonds. 



Shedd, Clarence H. Dodge, Eben L. Bartlett, Henrj Farley, 
Charles Farley, Charles H. Chandler, Edmund P. Fox, John M. 
Parker, David A. Taggart, and Edward H. Wason, their asso- 
ciates, successors, and assigns, l)e and are hereby made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the New Boston Railroad 
Company, with all the rights and privileges, liabilities and duties, 
by law incident to railroad corporations and necessary and 
proper to carry into eftect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The 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, cuttings, 
and embankments, from some convenient point on the Manches- 
ter & North Weare Railroad in the township of GofFstown to 
some convenient point in the township of ISTew Boston. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be of such 
an amount, not exceeding one hundred thousand dollars, as the 
directors may from time to time decide upon, and it shall be di- 
vided into shares of the par value of one hundred dollars each. 
Said corporation may issue its bonds secured by mortgage of its 
roadbed, equipments, or franchise, to an amount not exceeding 
its capital stock actually paid in, whenever in the judgment of 
its directors the same may be advisable for the welfare of said 
corporation. 

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all 
persons and property which may be transported on said railroad 
at such rates as may be fixed from time to time by the directors, 
pursuant to law ; and all the powers herein granted to this cor- 
poration, touching the building and construction, operation and 
maintaining, of said railroad are vested in the directors then in 
office. 

Sect. 5. The three persons first named in this act may call 
the first meeting of the grantees of this corporation by publish- 
ing notices of the time and place of meeting in some newspaper 
published in the county of Hillsborough one week before the 
day named for such meeting. 
Time limited. Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all parts of this railroad 
not excavated and ready for the superstructure of said road 
within six years from the passage of this act. 
Takes effect. Sect. 7. This act shall take eftect on and after its passage. 

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



Tolls. 



First meeting. 



1891.] 



Chapters 156, 157. 



443 



CHAPTER 156. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CRYSTAL LAKE WATER 

COMPANY. 



Sbcti©n 
1. Capital Increased. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 281 of the Laws of 1889 capital 
be aud hereby is amended by substituting the word " twenty " for 
"ten" in the last hue so it shall read "not exceeding in the 
whole the sum of twenty thousand dollars," 

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

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER157. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH STRATFORD WATER-WORKS 

COMPANY^ 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 

3. Meeting. 

4. Privilefies in highways. 

5. Eminent domain. 



Section 
C. May sell, lease, or contract. 

7. First meeting. 

8. May issue bonds. 

0. Subject to repeal ; takes effect. 
10. Time limited. 



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

Section 1. That Clark Stevens, Charles P. SchofF, Charles O. ^^^^XXd" 
Stevens, John C. Pattee, Charles E. Moses, their associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a bodj- politic 
and corporate by the name of ]^orth Stratford Water-Works 
Company, for the purpose of bringing water into the village of 
North Stratford in said state by subterranean pipes, and by that 
name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judg- 
ment and execution, and are hereby vested with all the powers 
and privileges and made subject to all the liabilities incident to 
corporations of a like character. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital, 
such number of shares, not exceeding one liundred dollars each, 
as may be from time to time determined by the directors of said 
corijoration, not exceeding in the whole the sum of fifty thou- 
sand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of said corpora- Meetings, 
tion shall be held at such times and i)laees and upon such notice 
as may be provided by the Ity-laws of the corporation. 



444 



Chapter 157. 



[1891. 



Privileges in 
highways. 



Eminent do- 
main. 



May sell, 
lease, or con 
tract. 



Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and hold 
in fee simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate neces- 
sary for the carrying into effect the purposes of this act; and 
said corporation is authorized to enter upon and break ground, 
dig ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, square, 
passageway, or highway, through which it may be deemed neces- 
sary for the pipes and water-works of said corporation to pass, 
be, or exist, for the purpose of placing said pipes, hydrants, 
water-works, and such other material as may be deemed 
necessary for constructing said water-works, and to re-lay and 
repair the same, subject to such regulations as to the safety of 
the citizens and security of the public travel as may be pre- 
scribed by the selectmen of the town of Stratford. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap- 
propriate any springs, streams, or ponds not belonging to any 
aqueduct company, and to secure such springs, streams, or ponds 
by fences or otherwise, and dig ditches, make excavations and 
reservoirs through, over, in, and upon any land or inclosure 
through which it may be necessary for said pipes and water to 
pass, or said excavations and reservoirs and water-works to be or 
exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or con- 
ducting said water and placing said pipes, other materials, or 
works as may be necessary for the building and operating such 
water-works or repairing the same : provided, that if it shall be 
necessary to enter upon and appropriate any springs, streams, 
or ponds, or land for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower 
the level of the same, and the corporation shall not be able to 
agree with the owners thereof for the damage which may be 
done by said corporation, or the owners shall be unknown, either 
party may apply to the supreme court for the county of Coos to 
have the same laid out and the damages determined; and said 
court shall refer the same to the commissioners of said county, 
who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice 
thereof in the same manner as now provided by law for laying 
out highways. Said commissioners shall make report to said 
court, and said court may issue execution therein accordingly ; 
but if either party shall desire it, upon application to said court 
before reference to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to a 
trial by jury in such manner and under such regulations as said 
court may prescribe. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may make any contract with said 
town of Stratford, or with any fire precinct in said town, or with 
any persons or corporations, to furnish water, hydrants, and other 
means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, and for such other 
purposes as may be deemed necessary, and said town, or any fire 
precinct therein hereafter organized, is hereby authorized to con- 
tract with said corporation for the use of said water, hy- 
drants, or other apparatus for said purpose, and may raise and 
appropriate money therefor; and said corporation is hereby au- 
thorized and empowered to sell or lease for a term of years to 
said town, or any fire precinct hereafter organized therein, all of 
its works, structures, and estate of any kind whatever, and said 



1891.] 



Chapters 157, 158. 



445 



town or precinct is hereby authorized to purchase or lease the 
same. 

Sect. 7. Any two corporators herein named may call the first ^^'irst meeting, 
meeting of said corporation by giving notice in vrriting to each 
of the corporators of the time and place of the meeting at least 
seven days before the day of meeting, or by leaving the same at 
his last or usual place of abode ; and at said meeting, or any ad- 
journed meeting thereof, associates may be admitted, all proper 
officers chosen, the capital stock fixed, and such by-laws and 
regulations adopted as may be deemed necessary to carry into 
eflect the business of the corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may borrow money for the purpose May issue 
of constructing the water-works named herein, and issue its^""*^^' 
bonds or other obligations therefor, and secure the same by 
mortgage upon the said water-works, property, assets, and fran- 
chises of said corporation. 

Sect. 9. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed when- subject to re- 
ever the public good requires, and shall take eftect upon its pas- effect, 
sage. 

Sect. 10. This act shall be void unless the incorporators Time limited, 
herein named shall organize as herein provided within six 
months, and shall bring w^ater as herein provided into the village 
of North Stratford within three years from the passage of this 
act. 

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 158 



AN ACT TO incorporate THE SUNCOOK WATER-WORKS COMPANY, 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 

3. Meetings. 

4. Privileges in highways. 

5. Eminent domain. 



Section 
G. May sell, lease, or contract. 

7. First meeting. 

8. May issue bonds. 

9. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Section 1. That Samuel S. Ordway, S. J. Ordway, George H. ??^i;^l!^^*T 

LI -rx • 1 T7- All T -TT -.T-. -1 -T -i"-!. constituted, 

arabee, Daniel K. Abbott, and Henry S. Peabody, and their 

associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Suncook Water- 
Works Company, for the purpose of bringing water into the 
village of Suncook in the towns of Pembroke and Allens- 
tow^n in said state, by subterranean pipes, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and 
execution, and are hereby invested Avith all the powers and 
privileges and made subject to all the liabilities incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature. 



446 



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[1891. 



Capital. 



Meetings. 



Privileges in 
highways. 



Eminent do- 
main. 



May sell, 
lease, or con- 
tract. 



Sect. 2, The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may from time to time be determined by the directors of said 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of twenty-live 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of the corpora- 
tion shall be held at such times and places, and upon such notice, 
as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and hold 
in fee simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate neces- 
sary for the carrying into effect of the purposes of this act, and 
may purchase and hold any existing aqueduct now supplying 
water said Suncook village ; and said corporation is author- 
ized to enter upon and break ground, dig ditches and make 
excavations in any street, place, square, passageway, or highway, 
through which it may be deemed necessary for the pipes and 
water-works of said corporation to pass, be, or exist, for the pur- 
pose of placing said pipes, hydrants, water-works, and such other 
material as may be deemed necessary for constructing said 
water-works, and to re-lay and repair the same, subject to such 
regulations as to the safety of citizens and security of the public 
travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of said towns of 
Pembroke and Allenstown, or either of them. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and 
appropriate any springs, streams or ponds not belonging to any 
aqueduct or water-works company, and to secure such streams, 
springs, or ponds by fences or otherwise, and dig ditches, make 
excavations and reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any land or 
inclosure through which it may be necessary for said pipes and 
water to pass, or said excavations and reservoirs and water-works 
to be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, 
or conducting said water and placing such pipes, materials, or 
works as may be necessary for building and operating such 
water-works or repairing the same : jwovided., that if it shall be 
necessary to enter upon and appropriate any springs, streams, or 
ponds, or land for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower the 
level of the same, and the said corporation shall not be able to 
agree with the owners thereof for the damages that may be done 
by said corporation, or the owners shall be unknown, either 
part}- may apply to the supreme court at the trial term in the 
county of Merrimack to have the same laid out and the damages 
determined ; and said court shall refer the same to the county com- 
missioners for said county, who shall appoint a time and place of 
hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as is now 
provided for laying out highways ; and said commissioners shall 
make report to said court, and said court may issue execution 
therein accordingly ; but if either party shall desire it, upon ap- 
plication to said court before reference to said commissioners, 
they shall be entitled to a trial by jury in such manner and under 
such regulations as said court may appoint. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may make any contract with said 
towns of and Pembroke and Allenstown, or either of them, or with 



1891. Chapters 158, 159. 447 

any fire precinct in said towns, or either of them, or with any 
person or corporation, to furnish water, hydrants, and other 
means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, and for such other 
purposes as may be deemed necessary, and said towns, or either 
of them, or any fire precinct therein existing or hereafter organ- 
ized, is hereby authorized to contract with said corporation for 
the use of said water, hydrants, or other apparatus for said pur- 
pose, and may raise and appropriate money therefor ; and said 
corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to sell or lease 
for a term of years to said towns, or either of them, or any 
precinct now^ existing or hereafter organized therein, all of its 
works, structures, and estate of wdiatever kind or nature ; and 
said towns, or either of them, or fire precinct, is hereby author- 
ized to lease or purchase the same. 

Sect. 7. The first two corporators named herein may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of the corporation by giving a notice in writing to 
each of the corporators of the time and place of meetine-, at 
least seven days before the day of meeting, or by leaving"^ the 
same at his last and usual place of abode ; and at said meeting, 
or any adjourned meeting thereof, associates may be admitted, 
all proper oflicers chosen, the capital stock fixed, and such by- 
laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed necessary to 
carry into elfect the business of the corporation. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may borrow money for the purpose May issue 
of constructing or extending the water-works named herein, and^^^"'^*'" 
issue its bonds or other obligations therefor, and secure the same 
by mortgage upon the said water-works, property, assets, and 
franchises of said corporation. 

Sect. 9. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed subject to 
whenever the public good requires, and shall take effect upon its effect!' *^^®^ 
passage. 

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 159. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF NASHUA TO ISSUE BONDS FOR 
THE PURPOSE OF FUNDING ITS PRESENT FLOATING INDEBTEDNESS. 

Section I Section 

1. May issue bonds. I 3. Talces effect. 

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

Section 1. The city of Nashua is hereby authorized, by con- May issue 
current vote of its city councils, to hire a sum of money not ex- ^°"*^^- 
ceeding two hundred thousand dollars for the purpose of funding 
its present floating indebtedness ; and they are empowered to 



448 



Takes effect. 



Chapters 159, 160, 161. 



[1891. 



issue notes or bonds of said city, paj-able at such times, and of 
such denominations, within twenty-six years from the passage of 
this act, and with such rates of interest, not exceeding four per 
cent per annum, as may be thought proper. 

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

[Approved February 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 160. 

AX ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR COMPLETING THE NEW ZEALAND 

RIVER RAILROAD. 



Section 
1. Time extend ed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Time 
extended. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That the time for the organization and completion 
of the Kew Zealand River Railroad is hereby extended to the 
first day of January, 1906. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 161 



an act to incorporate the LANCASTER TRUST COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted. 
•2. Capitah 

3. Taxation. 

4. By-laws. 



Section 

5. Shareholders not liable. 

6. Supervision by bank commissioner. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Henry 0. Kent, Frank Jones, George Van 
Dyke, Erastus V. Cobleigh, Ezra Mitchell, Jr., Jason H. Dudley, 
Joseph D. Home, Edward R. Kent, Patrick Small, William R. 
Danforth, George Farnham, George P. Rowell, Samuel H, 
LeGro, Charles ]^. Kent, and their associates, successors, and 
assigns, be, and they hereby are, made a body corporate and 
politic, by the name of The Lancaster Trust Company, to be 
located in Lancaster, this state, with authority to have and exe- 



1891.] Chapter 161. 449 

cute all the powers and privileges incident to corporations of a 
similar nature, for the purpose of prosecuting the business of a 
safe deposit and trust company ; to receive on deposit, or for 
safe-keeping, money and , other valuables; the funds of trustees, 
guardians, administrators, and others ; to act as trustee for indi- 
viduals and corporations, and officially, under judicial appoint- 
ment by the courts of this or other states, to act as financial 
agent; to make and negotiate loans for itself and others; to loan, 
borrow, and deal in money and investment securities ; and to do 
a general banking business. 

"Sect. 2. Said company shall have a capital stock of fifty capiuu. 
thousand dollars (|50,000), divided into shares of one hundred 
dollars (§100) each, with authority to increase its capital to one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), and may acquire 
and hold real estate for its own use to the value of twenty-five 
thousand dollars ($25,000), exclusive of such real estate as may 
be taken in good faith for debt, or held as collateral security. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of law, now or hereafter in force, Taxation, 
governing the taxation of bank stock and deposits in savings 
banks on which interest is paid, shall apply to this company, and 
this company shall not be subject to the provisions of sections 4 
and 11 of chapter 149 of the General Laws. 

Sect. 4. Said company, at any meeting duly held, may adopt By.iaws. 
such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of this 
state, as may he convenient and necessary for the proper man- 
agement of its business. 

Sect. 5. The private property of shareholders shall not be shaiehouiers 
liable for the debts of the company. notiiabie. 

Sect. 6. The afiairs of the company shall be under the super- supervision 
vision and control of the bank commissioners, who shall make iniJs?oners°°^" 
the same examinations into, and the same report upon, its condi- 
tion, and receive the same pay for their services from the state, 
as in the case of savings banks. 

Sect, 7. The three persons first named in this act, or any two First meeting- 
of them, may call the first meeting of the members, by written 
or printed notices, mailed to each corporator at least ten days 
before the day of meeting, or by a notice printed in some news- 
paper published in said Lancaster, at least ten days before the 
day of meeting. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act, snUiectto 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require; and thisotrect!'' ^^^^^ 
act shall take ettect and be in force from and after its passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



450 Chapters 162, 163. "^ [1891. 



CHAPTER 162. 

AX ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CLAREMOXT & WHITE RIVER 
JUNCTION RAILROAD. 

Section j Section 

1. Time extended. | 2. Eepealing clause; takes effect. 

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

Time ex- SECTION 1. That the time limited by the act approved July 3, 

tended. -^g^^, entitled " An act incorporating the Claremont & White 

Elver Junction Railroad " be so amended as to extend the time 

for the construction and completion of said railroad to the third 

day of July, A. D. 1896. 
R|peaiing^ 9 ^ECT. 2. That all acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
effe^c^t^' ^ ^^ act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect from 

and after its passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 163. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE BERLIN SAVINGS BANK 
AND TRUST COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Charter amended. 2. Exemption. 

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

Charter SECTION 1. Section one of the act to incorporate the Berlin 

Savings Bank and Trust Company, passed at the session of the 
legislature in 1890, and approved December 4, 1890, is hereby 
amended so as to read as follows : 

" Abraham M. Stahl, Robert 1^. Chamberlin, Abner K. Cole, 
Frank A. Colby, John W. Greenland, James S. Phipps, and 
Hiram C. Rowell, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and hereby are made a body corporate by the name of the Ber- 
lin Savings Bank and Trust Company, to be located at Berlin in 
this state, with authority to have and execute all the powers and 
privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature, for the 
purpose of prosecuting the business of a savings bank and trust 
company, to receive on deposit or for safe-keeping money and 
other valuables, the funds of trustees, guardians, administrators, 
or others ; to act as trustees for individuals and corporations ; 
and officially, under appointment by the courts of this or 



1891.] Chapters 163, 164. 451 

other states, to act as financial agents, to make and negotiate 
loans for itself and others ; to loan, horrow, and deal in money 
and securities, and to do a general banking business." 

Sect. 2. The Berlin Savings Bank and Trust Company shall Exemption, 
be exempt from so much of section 5, chapter 13 of the General 
Laws, as relates to the tax on supplements to charters. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA 
RELATING TO STREET COMMISSIONER. 



Section 
1. street commissioner to be undei- con- 
trol of mayor and. aldermen. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That section 1 of chapter 248 of the Laws of 1889 street com. 
be amended by inserting after the word " city " in the fifteenth "e under con- 
line thereof, the words "who shall be under control of the ^^^^ °^ "?'^>'<^'^' 
board of mayor and aldermen in all matters except in regard to ' ' 
employment of such assistance as may be necessary to a proper 
discharge of his duties," so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : " At the election in ISTovember, 1878, and at 
every annual election thereafter, there shall be chosen by the 
people, and by general ticket, five persons, who shall constitute 
a board of assessors for said city ; and also, there shall be chosen 
by the people, and by general ticket, a board of overseers for the 
poor of said city, consisting of three persons ; and also, there 
shall be chosen by the people, and by general ticket, a street 
commissioner, to superintend the streets, roads, and bridges of 
said city, who shall be under control of the board of mayor and 
aldermen in all matters except in regard to employment of such 
assistance as may be necessary to a proper discharge of his duties; 
and the ballots for said boards of assessors, overseers of the poor, 
and street commissioners, shall be received, sorted, counted, and 
declared, and a record thereof made, delivered, and examined, 
and the persons elected be notified in the same manner as is now 
provided in the election of mayor of said city ; and each of said 
boards shall choose a chairman and clerk from their own num- 
ber." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent wdth this act Repealing 
are hereby repealed. This act shall take efiect upon its passage, effect' ^'^''*^* 

[Approved February 25 , 1891.] 



452 



Chapters 165, 166. 



[1891 



CHAPTER 165. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE SCHOOL DISTRICT OF THE 
TOWN OF SHELBURNE AT ITS MEETING OF MARCH 15, 1890, 
ABANDONING LOCATION FOR SCHOOLHOUSE IN SAID DISTRICT. 



Section 
1. Action legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted b>/ ilic Senate and House of Representatwes in General 
Court convened : 



Action legal- 
ized. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That all the votes passed and acts done at an ad- 
journed meeting- of the school district of the town of Shelburne, 
held in said district on March 15, 1890, relative to the adandon- 
ment of a location for a schoolhonse, made by the county com- 
missioners, upon petition, on October 19, 1888, in the upper 
district, so called, be and hereby are ratified, legalized, and con- 
firmed. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 166 



AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE PETERBOROUGH BANK, 



Section 
l.^Cliarter revived. 



Section 
2. Takes effect; exemption. 



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



Cliavter re- 
vived. 



Takes effect; 
exemption. 



Section 1. The act entitled " An act to incorporate the Peter- 
borough Bank," passed July 21, 1887, is hereby revived and 
continued in force as fully and completely, to all intents and 
purposes, as if the same were re-enacted at the present time ; and 
the corporation thereby created shall continue for the full term 
of twenty years from the passage of this act. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, and the provisions of section 5, chapter 13^ 
General Laws, shall not apply thereto. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 167. 



453 



CHAPTER 167 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NATIONAL VETERANS ASSOCIATION OF 

NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May bold real and personal estate. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That Albert S. Twitchell, Frank G. Noyes, Wil- corporation 
liam O. White, Marcus M. Collis, James Minot, John R Ham, ^^^^^^tuted. 
Henry Carroll, W. D. Jaynes, E. H. "Wheeler, James K. Ewer, 
and Daniel Hall, their associates and successors, are hereby 
made a body politic and corporate, by the name of the l^ational 
Veterans' Association of iSTew Hampshire, for mutual relief, 
charitable, benevolent, commemorative, and social purposes, and 
by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final 
judgment and execution, may establish all necessary by-laws and 
regulations, and provide therein for the election of all such ofli- 
cers, their tenure of office, and manner of election, as said cor- 
poration may deem necessary to carry out the intent of this act, 
and shall be vested with all the powers and privileges and be 
subject to all the liabilities by law incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold by May bold real 
deed, lease, gift, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate for estate" ^^"''^^ 
the purposes of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars ; may regulate and provide for the issue, 
transfer, and transmission of shares or ownership therein, and 
may improve, use, sell, lease, and convey or otherwise dispose 
of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Any three of the above-named corporators may call First meeting, 
the first meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice of 
the time and place of said meeting in some newspaper printed 
ill Concord at least two weeks before said meeting. 

Sect. 4. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
whenever the public good requires, and this act shall take eftect effec't.*^^ ''^^ 
on its passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



454 



Chapters 168, 169. 



[1891. 



CHAPTEE 168. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE TOWN MEETING IN MONT 
VERNON EXEMPTING THE HOTEL ON PROSPECT HILL FROM TAXA- 
TION. 



Section 
1. Action legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



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



Action legal- 
ized. 



Takes eflfect. 



Section 1. That the action of the town meeting in Mont 
Yernon, held on the 4th day of ]!^ovember 1890, exempting the 
hotel on Prospect Hill from taxation for a period of ten years, 
be and the same is hereby legalized. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 169 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE SAVINGS BANK FOR 
COUNTY OF STRAFFORD. 



THE 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Charter amended. 



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



Name 
changed. 



Charter 
amended. 



Section 1. That the corporate name of the " Savings Bank for 
the County of Strafford " be and hereby is changed to " Straf- 
ford Savings Bank." 

Sect. 2. The word " six " in section 3 of said charter is here- 
by stricken out, and the word " fifty " inserted in lieu thereof, 
so that said bank shall be capable of receiving and holding such 
buildings and real estate as shall be necessary and convenient for 
managing its affairs : provided, that such real estate held at any 
one time for the purpose aforesaid shall not have exceeded in 
value at the time of the purchase thereof by said corporation 
the sum of fifty thousand dollars. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 170. 455 



CHAPTER 170. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location. 

3. Capital. 



Section 

4. Meetings. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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

Section 1. That Oliver "Wyatt, Eli V. Brewster, Joshua G. corporation 
Hall, Eichard K Ross, John J. Hanson, Moses D. Page, Henry ^oi^^wtuted. 
A. Worthen, and Isaac F. Abbott, their associates, successors, 
and assigns, be and they are hereby incorporated and made a 
body corporate by the name of The Dover Bank and shall so 
continue for the term of twenty years from the first day of July 
which will be in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, 
invested with all the powers, rights, and privileges, and subject 
to all the duties and liabilities, which by the laws of this state 
are incident to corporations for the purpose of banking. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall be located and have its Location. 
place of business at Dover in the county of Strafford. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be a sum capital. 
not less than one hundred thousand dollars and shall be divided 
into such number of shares as the members shall determine. 

Sect. 4. Oliver Wyatt, Eli V. Brewster, and Joshua Gr. Hall, Meetings. 
or any two of them, may call the first meeting of said corpora- 
tion by publishing a notice thereof in some one newspaper 
published at said Dover three weeks successively, the last pub- 
lication to be prior to the day of holding the same ; and at such 
first or any subsequent legal meeting of said corporation, the 
capital stock may be divided into shares, the amount of payment 
on each, the time of making such pa^'ments, and the mode of 
calling future meetings determined, and such rules and regula- 
tions, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the state, 
adopted as may be convenient and necessary for the government 
and management of said corporation. 

Sect. 5. The le2:islature may at any time alter, amend, or re- subject to 

1 ,, . , '^ J J ' repeal. 

peal this act. 

[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



456 



Chapters 171, 172. 



[1891. 



CHAPTEPx 171. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE JAMES R. HILL HARNESS 

COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Name cbangecl. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Name SECTION 1. TliG James R. Hill Harness Company, a corpora- 

changed. ^^^^^ organized under the General Laws, shall hereafter ])e 

known as James R. Hill & Company, and its organization is 

hereby confirmed. 
Takes effect. Sect. 2. TMs act shall take effect npon its passage. 
[Approved February 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 172. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION 
OF PORTSMOUTH, N. H. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Real estate exempted. 



Section 
3. First meeting 



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



Corpoi-ation 
constituted. 



Section 1. Edward P. Kimball, Henry A. Yeaton, Daniel 
Mclntire, William P. Israel, James R. Morrison, Frank W. 
Danielson, Edwin B. Prime, Lewis E. Staples, Henry S. Paul, 
Horace P. Montgomery, Edward C. Matthews, George B. Chad- 
wick, John Sugden, their associates and successors, are hereby 
constituted and created a body corporate and politic for the pur- 
pose of establishing and maintaining a reading-room, library, 
and other means to promote the spiritual, intellectual, social, 
and phj^sical welfare of young men, by the name of the Young 
Men's Christian Association, of Portsmouth, N. H., and by that 
name shall have perpetual succession, and are authorized to adopt 
such constitution, by-laws, and regulations, not contrary to the 
laws of this state, as they may think proper for the government 
of said corporation and the management of its affairs, and gen- 
erally to do and execute anything which corporations for re. 
ligious and moral purposes may lawfully do, or which may 



1891.] Chapters 172, 173. 457 

necessary in order to carry into eftect the power and privileges 
herein granted. 

Sect. 2. This association is hereby authorized to hold real r^eai estate 
estate for its use to the amount of ten thousand dollars, which ^^^™^' 
shall be exempt from taxation. 

Sect. 3. The persons named in the first section of this act of First meeting, 
incorporation, or any three of them, are hereby authorized to 
call the first meeting of said corporation by giving at least five 
days' notice of the time and place of holding the same in one of 
the newspapers published in the city of Portsmouth. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 173. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEW HAMPSHIRE FEMALE CENT 
INSTITUTION AND HOME MISSIONARY UNION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Officers. 

3. May hold real and personal estate; 

proviso. 



Section 

4. Takes effect. 

5. Snlijeet to repeal. 



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

Section 1. The New^ Hampshire Female Cent Institution and corporation 
Home Missionary Union, a voluntary association heretofore ex- 
isting in this state, is hereby made a body politic and corporate 
by that name, and in that name may sue and be sued, prosecute 
and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be vested 
with all the privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident 
to similar corporations. 

Sect. 2. The ofiicers and members of said association shalU>fflcers. 
remain the same as in the present voluntary association until the 
same shall be changed in accordance with the present or such 
future by-laws as may from time [to time] be made by such asso- 
ciation or corporation. 

Sect. 3. The corporation hereby created shall take and hold j^Jj^jiiJ^^J^fJ^j^^p^^ 
all property and funds belonging to said voluntary association, estate; ino- 
and may receive by subscription, gift, grant, bequest, or other- ^'^*^" 
wise, real and personal estate not exceeding in value at any one 
time the sum of fifty thousand dollars, and improve the same and 
apply it to the charitable purposes of said society in accordance 
with the will of the grantors or devisors and the constitution 
and b3'-laws of the association -.iwovided, that the income of the 
memorial fund, named in the constitution of said voluntary 
association, shall be paid to the Xew Hainpshire Home Mission- 
ary Society. 



458 



Chapters 173, 174, 175. 



[1891. 



Takes effect. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Sect. 4. This act shall be in force and take effect when 
accepted by the said voluntary association called the jSTew Hamp- 
shire Female Cent Institntion and Home Missionary Union at a 
meeting of its members duly called and holden for that purpose 
in accordance with its constitution and by-laws. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 174 



AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE MONADNOCK BANK. 



Section 
1. Charter revived. 



Section 
2. Takes effect; exemption. 



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



Charter re- 
vived. 



Takes effect ; 
exemption. 



Section 1. The act entitled " An act to incorporate the Monad- 
nock Bank," passed July 21, 1887, is hereb}^ revived and continued 
in force as fully and completely to all intents and purposes as if 
the same were re-enacted at the present time, and the corpora- 
tion thereby created shall continue for the full term of twenty 
years from the passage of this act. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and 
after its passage, and the provisions of section 5, chapter 13 of 
the General Laws, shall not apply thereto. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



C PI AFTER 175 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
OF THE REPUBLIC. 



LOUIS BELL 
DEPARTMENT 



POST NO. 3, GRAND 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



ARMY 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted; may hold 
real and personal estate. 



Section 

2. First meeting. 

3. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That Augustus Wagner, John "W. Mears, George 
may ho"d re'ai H. Hubbard, Gcorgc M. L. Lane, and Samuel S. Piper, their 
|^^<^personai associatcs and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of Louis Bell Post No. 3, Grand 
Army of the Republic, Department of New Hampshire, at 
Manchester, in said state, for such charitable and benevolent 
purposes as said corporation may from time to time designate ; 



1891.] 



Chapters 175, 176. 



459 



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 cor- 
porations of a similar nature, and may take and hold real and 
personal estate, by donation or otherwise, for the purposes of said 
corporation, to an amount not exceeding iifty thousand dollars, 
and may sell, use, and dispose of the same 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 said corporators, or any one of them, may call First meeting, 
the first meeting of said corporation at such time and place as 
they may deem expedient, and in such manner as they may 
think proper. 

Sect. 3. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
whenever the public good may require it, and this act shall take ^^^-g^'t .^^'^^^ 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 176. 



AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME AND TO AMEND THE 
THE CITY SAVINGS BANK AT NASHUA. 



CHARTER OF 



Section 

1. Bank commissioners to appraise 

assets and adjust accounts. 

2. Guaranty fund. 

3. Special deposits ; interest. 

4. Special depositors not liable for debts ; 

trustees. 



Section 

5. May hold real estate. 

6. Taxation. 

7. Name changed. 

S. Subject to repeal; takes effect; 
pealing clause. 



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



Section 1. Upon application of the trustees of said bank, it ^ank commis- 
shall be the duty of the bank commissioners to appraise at the praise assets 
cash value all the assets of said bank, and after setting aside account"^' 
any sum which may be necessary to meet any liabilities of the 
bank, and after crediting each deposit account with interest at 
the rate of five per cent per annum from October 1, 1890 (the 
date of the last addition of interest), to make an additional credit 
to each depositor's account of its share of the surplus, if any, 
which they may find the bank to have, to the end that after 
such additions the amount due depositors, as shown by the 
books of the bank, shall equal the cash value of the assets of 
the bank; and after said adjustment by the commissioners, all 
persons who may have deposits, as well as those who may be- 
come depositors, shall be known as general depositors. 



460 



Chapter 176. 



[1891. 



Guaranty 
fund. 



Special de- 
posits; inter- 
est. 



Special de- 
positors not 
liable for 
debts; trus- 
tees. 



Sect. 2. For the better protection and security of the general 
depositors of the bank, it shall provide for and have a permanent 
guaranty fund of not less than forty thousand dollars, vrith 
liberty to increase the same at pleasure to a sum not to exceed 
tvi'o hundred thousand dollars. Said fund shall be kept and 
maintained as a guaranty to the general deposits for the repay- 
ment of said deposits, according to the terms and conditions 
thereof, in case of any insufficiency of assets of the bank to pay 
all its liabilities, and the general deposits shall have the prefer- 
ence and 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 forty 
thousand dollars shall have been provided for said guaranty 
fund. 

Sect. 3. Special deposits may be received b}^ the bank to 
constitute the guaranty fund before mentioned, and such special 
deposits shall at no time be less than ten per cent of the general 
deposits, nor shall said special deposits be increased by amounts 
of less than five thousand dollars at any one time. Such special 
deposits shall not be withdrawn except by permission of the bank 
commissioners, and shall not at any time be reduced below the 
amonnt of ten per cent of the general deposits, as above pro- 
vided. 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 iDOok 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 the 
same to each and every depositor, directed to his or her last 
known residence. Upon the re-organization, it shall be the duty 
of the bank to send by mail a circular notice to each depositor 
of the rate per cent of interest to be paid ; and the special 
deposits for the guaranty fund shall not be entitled to any in- 
terest, but instead thereof shall have all the net income and 
profits of the bank above its expenses, the interest due the 
general depositors, 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 dividends 
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. 4. The special depositors for the guaranty fund, and 
their assigns, shall by virtue thereof become and be members of 
the corporation, 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 man- 
agement and control of the aftairs of the corporation shall be 



1891.] Chapters 176, 177. 461 

vested in a board of not less than seven nor more than twenty 
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 transaction of the 
business of the corporation. Upon the re-organization and 
subscription to the guaranty fund to the full amount of forty 
thousand dollars, the subscribers to said fund shall take the places 
of and fulfill all the duties of the present members of the cor- 
poration. 

Sect.. 5. Said bank may purchase and hold real estate to [the] ^i-iy iioui real 
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. 6. The tax on the special deposits shall be assessed and ^^'^^^"^"• 
paid in the same manner, and at the same rate, as the law re- 
quires on general deposits. 

Sect. 7. The name of the said City Savino-s Bank is hereby ^.^^^ , 

.^ n'T->i changed. 

changed to llie City Guaranty Savings Joank. 

Sect. 8. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed, subject to re- 
whenever the public good may require, and shall take effecteflect;repeai- 
wlienever the same is adopted by a majority vote of the present ^"°'^^^"*®' 
members of the corporation. All such portions of the charter 
of said City Savings Bank as are inconsistent with this amend- 
ment are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 17 7. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UPPER COOS AND ESSEX CAMP MEET- 
ING ASSOCIATION. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted. 
3. May liold real and personal estate; 

police officers to be appointed. 
3. First meeting'. 



Section 
4. Exemption. 
.5. Subject to repeal. 
6. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That Samuel C. Keeler, William A. Loyne, John corporation 
K Bradford, John Haynes, Willis Holmes, Samuel t. Noyes, """''""'^''• 
Oscar Schufl:; William S. Sawyer, Charles E. Martin, Sydney B. 
Whittemore, Roswell W. Danforth, Hazen Bedell, Freeman P. 
Coyel, and Edwin C. Langford, their associates, successors, and 
assigns, be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate 
by the name of the "Upper Coos and Essex Camp Meeting 



462 Chapter 177. [1891. 

Association, for the purpose of promoting earnest Christianity, 
and the maintenance of an annual camp meeting near the 
■ Colebrook station on the Upper Coos branch of the Maine Cen- 
tral Railroad, in the town of Colebrook, under the auspices of 
the Methodist Episcopal church, and for such other religious, 
moral, charitable, and benevolent purposes as said corporation 
may from time to time designate ; and by that name may sue and 
be sued, defend and be defended, use a common seal, and 
establish all by-laws and regulations which may be necessary to 
carry out the purposes of this act, and have all the powers and 
privileges and be subject to all the liabilities by law incident to 
corporations of a similar nature, 
ami pe'i^ona?^ Sect. 2. Said corporatiou may purchase, take, and hold by 
estate; police deed, gift, bequcst, devise, or otherwise, real and personal 
appointed, estate for the purpose of said corporation to an amount not ex- 
ceeding twenty thousand dollars, and may improve, use, sell and 
convey, or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. The 
selectmen of the town of Colebrook may appoint such number 
of suitable persons police officers and watchmen for service upon 
or about the grounds of the said corporation and in connection with 
its meetings as the corporation may request, and such officers 
and watchmen when on duty shall be paid by the said corpora- 
tion, and shall cease to be officers whenever the said corporation 
shall inform the selectmen that it desires their services no longer. 
First meeting. Sect. 3. The three persons iirst named in this act are author- 
ized to call the first meeting of the members of said corporation, 
at such time and place as they may see fit, within ninety days 
after the passage of this act, by personal notice to each member, 
or by publication in such paper as the}' may designate, three 
w^eeks in succession. 
Exemption. Sect. 4. Any real or personal estate held by said corporation 

shall be exempt from taxation. 
Subject to re- Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 
^^^^' repeal this act whenever the public good shall require the same. 

Takes effect. Sect. 6. Tliis act sliall take effect from the time of its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 178. 463 

CHAPTER 178. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NASHUA STREET RAILWAY. 

Section I Section 

1. Charter amended. I 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That mi act passed by the Kew Hampshire ^^gi^" ^^^^5?^^^/^,^ 
latiire in 1885, entitled "An act to incorporate the ISTashua ^™°"*^ ^' ' 
Street Railway " be hereby amended by striking out of section 
8 of said act the word " fifty " and inserting in place thereof the 
words "one hundred and fifty," and also by striking out the 
words " grantees at the first meeting of the corporation " and 
insertingln place thereof the words " stockholders at the first 
meeting thereof which may be called after the passage of this 
act to accept this amendment, and fix the amount of the capital 
stock," so that the same will read as amended : " Section 8. The 
capital stock of said corporation shall consist of a sum not ex- 
ceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars, to be deter- 
mined by the stockholders at the first meeting thereof which 
may be called after the passage of this act to accept this amend- 
ment, and fix the amount of the capital stock, and to be divided 
into such number of shares, with such par value thereof, as shall 
be determined at said meeting, and the same may be increased 
or diminished from time to time as may be necessary : provided, 
however, that the par value of such shares shall not be fixed be- 
low ten dollars," Also that the said act be further amended by 
striking out, in section 17 of said act, the words " one half the 
capital stock fixed by said corporation, which may be increased 
from time to time, as said corporation shall increase its capital 
stock and enlarge its business " and inserting in place thereof 
the words " one hundred and fifty thousand dollars," so that the 
same will read as amended : " Section 17. Said corporation are 
hereby authorized and empowered to issue bonds secured by 
mortgage upon their road or any part thereof, to an amount not 
exceeding one hundred and fifty thousand dollars." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect when accepted by a ma- Takes effect, 
jority vote of the stockholders of said company. 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



464 



Chapters 179, 180. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 179. 

AN ACT TO' EXTEND THE TIME FOR THE LOCATION, CONSTRUCTION, 
AND COMPLETION OF THE RAILROAD OF THE MOOSILAUKE RAILROAD 
COMPANY. 

Section 1. Time extended; takes effect; exemption. 

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

Setv 'takes SECTION 1. The time for the location, construction, and corn- 
effect -exemy-pletion of the Moosilauke Railroad is hereby extended to the 
'^^°"" first day of July, 1900; and this act shall take efi'ect upon its 

passage, and the provisions of chapter 1-3 of the General Laws, 
and acts amendatory thereto, shall not apply to this act. 
[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 180 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE STRAFFORD BANK. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted; time lim- 
ited. 
■2. Location. 



Section 
3. Capital. 
i. First meeting. 
5. Subject to repeal. 



Be it enacted by tlie Senate and House of Represerdatives in General 
Court concened : 



Corporation 
constituted; 
time limited. 



Location. 



CapitaL 



Section 1. That William S. Stevens, Elisha R. Brown, 
Charles H. Sawyer, Jeremiah Smith, Samuel C. Fisher, George 
S. Frost, James W. Bartlett, their associates, successors, and as- 
signs, be and they are hereby incorporated and made a body 
corporate by the name of the Strafford Bank, and shall so con- 
tinue for the term of twenty years from the first day of July 
which will be in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-one, in- 
vested with all the powers, rights, and privileges, and subject to 
all the duties and liabilities, which by the laws of this state are 
incident to corporations for the purpose of banking. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall be located and have its 
place of business at Dover, in the county of Straftbrd. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be a sum 
not less than two hundred thousand dollars, and shall be divided 
into such number of shares as the members shall determine. 



1891.] Chapters 180, 181. 465 

Sect. 4. William S. Stevens, Elisha R. Brown, and Charles First meeting. 
H. Sawyer, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of 
said corporation by publishing a notice thereof in some one 
newspaper published at said Dover, three weeks successively, the 
last publication to be prior to the day of holding the same ; and 
at such first or any subsequent legal meeting of said corpora- 
tion, the capital stock may be divided into shares, the amount of 
payment on each, the time of making such payments, and the 
mode of calling future meetings determined, and such rules and 
regulations, not repugnant to the constitntion and laws of the 
state, adopted as may be convenient and necessary for the gov- 
ernment and management of said corporation. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- subject to 
peal this act. "^^'^'''• 

[Approved March 4, 1891.] 



CHATTER 181. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN ASSOCIATION 

OF LACONIA. 

Section I Section 

]. Corporation constituted. [ 3. First meeting. 

•2. Powers of corporation ; exemption. | 4. Takes eflfect. 

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

Section 1. That Harley W. Carev, George B. Austin, Fred corporation 
A. Young, Arthur W. Putnam, Albert H. C. Jewett, Charles ''"''^""'"^• 
W. Tyler, John P. Smith, William M. Ellsworth, Edward R. 
Pkmimer, Fred L. Hunkins, and Isaac C Sanborn, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and they hereby are constituted 
a body politic and corporate by the name of the Young Men's 
Christian Association of Laconia, for the purpose of improvino- 
the spiritual, intellectual, and social condition of the young men 
of Laconia and vicinity ; and by that name may sue and l)e sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
be and hereby are vested with all the rights, powers, and privi- 
leges, and subject to all the duties and liabilities, incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may have and use a common seal,i'owersof 
and alter the same at pleasure, may take and hold, by gift,cSSn"' 
grant, purchase, devise, or otlierwise, real and personal estate to 
an amount not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars, for the 
use, objects, and benefits of the corporation, and the same man- 
age and dispose of at pleasure, may lease or erect and maintain 



466 



Chapters 181, 182. 



[1891. 



First meetiiif 



Takes effect. 



suitable buildings for its use, and, being incorporated for tlie pur- 
poses aforesaid, the real estate owned by it shall be exempt from 
taxation. 

Sect. 3. The three first persons named in this act may call 
the first meeting of the corporation, in such manner as they may 
deem expedient, at which or at any subsequent meeting such 
officers and agents as maybe thought proper may be chosen, and 
such by-laws and regulations for the management of the afiairs 
and interests of the corporation adopted as may be deemed ex- 
pedient, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of this 
state. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 182. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE AMOSKEAG SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 
1. Charter aineuded. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Cliarter 
auiencled. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That the charter of the Amoskeag Savings Bank 
may be so amended that said bank may be authorized and em- 
powered to purchase and hold real estate for its own use and for 
the convenience of transacting its business, to an amount not 
exceeding one hundred thousand dollars in value at the time 
such real estate may be acquired. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 183. 



467 



CHAPTER 183 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LITTLE RIVER RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location of road ; authorized to 

lease. 

3. Capital ; directors and officers. 



Section 

4. Toll ; powers of directors. 

5. First meeting. 

G. Time limited; takes effect. 



JBe it enacted b)/ tlie Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That James E. Henry, William A. Stowell, George corporation 
E. Cummings, George E. Henry, John H. Henry, their associ- '^°'^^"*^^'^^^- 
ates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by 
the name of The Little River Railroad, with all the rights, 
powers, and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties, 
and restrictions of the General Laws relating to similar corpora- 
tions. 

Sect. 2. The corporation is authorized and empowered to Location of 
locate, construct, ancl maintain a railroad not exceeding six rods f^ld LT a'^'^" 
in width, with necessary additions for excavations and embank- 
ments, from some convenient point on the line of the Concord & 
Montreal Railroad in Carroll, in the county of Coos, southerly 
to some convenient point in Bethlehem, in the county of Grafton, 
to connect at any convenient point in either of said towns with 
said Concord & Montreal Railroad or any of its leased lines, and 
may lease its railroad to said Concord & Montreal Railroad. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of the corporation shall consist of capital; di- 
not more than two hundred and fifty shares of one hundred dol- offlcerl'^^'^ 
lars each ; and the government and direction of the afiairs thereof 
shall be vested in a board of five directors, who shall be chosen 
by the stockholders or grantees, and shall hold ofiice until their 
successors are chosen. The directors shall choose one of their 
number to be president of their board, and of the corporation; 
and also a clerk, who shall also be clerk of the corporation ; and 
also a treasurer, who shall give proper bonds ; and also such 
other ofl&cers and servants as they may deem expedient, fix their 
salaries, and generally have and exercise all the powers of the 
corporation for carrying the provisions of this act into eftect. 

Sect. 4. A toll is granted the corporation upon all persons tou; powers 
and property that may be transported by the corporation, at such^*^ directors, 
rates as tlie directors may fix; and all the powers herein granted 
to the corporation relating to locating, constructing, and main- 
taining said railroad, are hereby vested in the board of direc- 
tors. 

Sect. 5. Any three of the persons named in this act may call First meeting 
the first meeting of the grantees named by publishing notice 
thereof, giving time and place of meeting, in any newspaper 



468 



Chapters 183, 184. 



[1891. 



published iu either of said counties, at least two weeks before 
the day of meeting. 
Sslffect!'^' S^^? ^- This act shall be void as to all that part of the rail- 
road line herein named not constructed and completed within 
ten years ; and this act shall take eifect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 184. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE ESTABLISHMENT OP A HIGHWAY 
PRECINCT IN THE TOWN OF LITTLETON. 



Section 

1. Higli'way precinct constituted ;bouncl- 

aries. 

2. Meeting of voters. 

3. Precinct officers, — election, powers 

and duties ; surveyor may be ap- 
pointed and shall give bond; con- 
struction of the act; vacancies; 
qualiticatious of commissioners. 

4. Highway taxes in precinct; construc- 

tion of the act. 

5. Powers of the precinct; may con- 



Skction 

demn land or buildings; collectiort 
of taxes. 

6. Connnissioners may borrow money. 

7. Commissioners to render account; 

account to be audited; fiscal year;; 

annual meeting. 
S. Check-list to be used in certain cases. 
9. Boundaries may be extended. 

10. Repealing clause. 

11. Takes efl'ect. 



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



Highway pre- SECTION 1. So mucli of the territory of the town of Littleton 
tuted;"^ bound- ^s is Comprehended in school district numbered fourteen, to- 
aries. gether with the Fowler road, so called, and the lands and tene- 

ments adjoining said road, and Union school district, — excepting 
that part of Union school district which lies west of the Farr 
Hill road, so called, and north of the highw^ay leading to the 
westward from said Farr Hill road by the Glenwood cemetery, that 
jDart of said Farr Hill road which extends from said cemetery to 
the line of Union school district being in said highw^ay precinct; 
and excepting that part of Union school district which lies north 
of the Palmer brook on Mann's Hill road, and is constituted of 
the Plant farm, the Barton place, and the Curtis place, so called, 
now owned by J, C. Richardson ; also excepting the territory on 
the southerly side of said cemetery which lies westerly of the 
following described line, viz. : commencing at the point on the 
main road leading to Waterford from the northerly side of said 
cemetery where the northwest corner of the cemetery meets 
said highway, thence around the westerly', southerly, and easterly 
sides of the cemetery till it intersects the easterly line of H. A. 
Johnson's land, thence on said Johnson's line to the line of Union 
school district, — shall be constituted a highway precinct in said 
town in the manner specified in this act. 



1891.] Chapter 184. 469 

Sect. 2. Upon petition of ten or more legal voters residing in Meeting of 
said districts, the selectmen shall call a meeting of the legal ^"^*^*"'' 
voters therein in the same manner in which town meetings are 
required by law to be warned, the notices being posted in two 
public places in said districts. At such meeting the legal voters 
resident in the territory above described may by vote establish 
such precinct and shall thereupon be invested with the powers 
belonging to towns and cities in respect to highways, sidewalks, 
and sewers, as specified in this act. 

Sect. 3. The voters at said meeting, and at each annual meet- Piccinct om- 
ing, shall elect by ballot a moderator, clerk, and three commis-po\vers^*inci"' 
sioners, one of whom shall be elected at the first meeting for one^eyor jifj^^T'^jg 
year, one for two years, and one for three years, and after the '^pi?oV^*?,'^ . 
first year one shall be elected at each annual meeting for a termboiui; con'- 
of three years. All of said ofiicers shall be elected by a plurality tiVeact^'\-a- 
of votes. Said officers shall exercise in relation to precinct ?fl"atfons'^oT^" 
meetings the like powers to those of moderator, clerk, andcommis- 
selectmen of towns. The clerk shall have in said precinct the 
same powers, and perform the same duties, as the clerk in towns. 
The commissioners shall have, within the precinct, all the powers 
of the mayor and aldermen of any city respecting highways, 
sidewalks, and sewers. They shall control and direct the expen- 
diture of all moneys raised under authority of the precinct and 
by the town for expenditure in the precinct. They shall have 
sole authority to appoint a highway surveyor in said precinct, 
and in default of such appointment shall themselves perform the 
duties of that ofiice. The surveyor, or the commissioners per- 
forming the duties of highway surveyor in the precinct, shall 
give bond to the town as required by law in respect to the due 
and lawful performance of the duties of the office of highway 
surveyor, and shall be deemed ofiicers of the town. Nothing in 
this act shall be construed to impose any distinct or special lia- 
bility upon the precinct respecting highways which is not by 
law imposed on any other highway district in said tOAvn. Va- 
cancies that may occur in the office of commissioner in the 
precinct shall be filled by appointment by the remaining commis- 
sioners or commissioner, but any commissioner appointed to fill 
a vacancy shall hold office only until the next annual precinct 
meeting. Commissioners shall be residents of the precinct and 
at all times elections and appointments to that office shall be so 
made that at least one member shall be of each of the two politi- 
cal parties casting the largest and the next largest vote at the last 
biennial election in town. 

Sect. 4. The precinct at its annual meetins: shall determine "'«''^Y^y 

1 , , /• • IT,- , ,1 1 • 1 1 t;i\('s 111 pre- 

wnat amount ot money m addition to tiie highway taxes to be <iiict;cou- 
levied by authority of the town shall be raised in the precinct, tiioact?'^^^ 
and what amount shall be raised for sewers, but this shall not 
derogate from the right of the town to raise the highway taxes 
for the maintenance of highways in labor outside of the limits 
of the precinct. All taxes for sidewalks, highways, and sewers 
in the precinct shall be raised in money, whether by authority 
of the town or precinct. IsTothiiig in this act, however, shall be 



470 



Chapter 184. 



[1891. 



or buildin 
collection of 
taxes. 



construed to derogate from the powers of the town and select- 
men to provide for ordinary and extraordinary repairs of bridges, 
culverts, highways, and embankments, and for the construction 
of new highways that may be laid out in town. 
PoAversofthe Sect. 5. Said precinct may vote to raise money at any meet- 
condemn "and ing in addition to the amount raised by the town for expendi- 
ture in the precinct, to make and repair highways, sidewalks, 
and sewers in the precinct, to purchase materials, tools, and 
apparatus, to purchase and lease lands and buildings, and to 
erect suitable buildings for the use of the precinct, but the land 
purchased for precinct buildings and storage of its property shall 
not exceed one half-acre. If a suitable location cannot be pro- 
cured for said purposes at a reasonable p)rice, it may be laid out 
and taken in the same manner as is provided in respect to taking 
land or buildings for the use of lire districts. The precinct may 
by vote raise money and appropriate the same in carrying out 
the provisions of chapter 78 of the General Laws in said 
precinct. All votes to raise money by taxation shall be certified 
by the clerk of the precinct and seasonably transmitted to the 
selectmen of the town, and the sums so voted shall be assessed, 
collected, and paid over from the town treasury upon the order of 
the selectmen to the precinct commissioners in the same manner 
as the taxes in Union school district in said town now are raised, 
collected, and paid over. All highway and sewerage taxes levied 
in the precinct shall be collected in money by the collector of 
other taxes in town, and, in the first instance, paid into the town 
treasury. A separate account of the same shall be kept by the 
town treasurer, but said funds shall be expended and accounted 
for by the precinct commissioners. 

Sect. 6. The commissioners, upon authority given them by 
vote of the precinct at any annual meeting, may borrow money 
upon the credit of the precinct, to be used only for the purposes of 
the precinct, upon such time of credit, at such rate of interest, and 
to such an amount, as may by vote of the precinct be specially 
authorized. 

Sect. 7. The precinct commissioners shall annually prepare 
and submit, in printed pamphlets, a detailed account of all their 
transactions, their receipts and expenditures, itemized statements 
auditijcf; fiscal of the priccs paid for labor and material, to whom, for whom, 
me^et'in"""'^^ and for what all such payments have been made, a statement of 
the indebtedness of the precinct, if any exists, and a statement 
of all outstanding bills due or claimed to be due against the 
precinct at the close of the fiscal year. Such accounts shall be 
audited by the town auditors before the first day of March in 
each year, and in their report said auditors shall state in regard 
to any illegal expenditures that they maj^ find in the transactions 
of the commissioners or the surveyor in the precinct. The fiscal 
year for the precinct shall end on the first day of March. The 
annual meeting shall be holden in the month of March after the 
second Tuesday. In the case of the failure of the proper ofii- 
cers to call the annual meeting in time for its holding in the 
period limited by this act, it shall be called in the manner pre- 



Commis- 
sioners may 
borrow 
money. 



Commis- 
sioners to 
render 
accoun; ac 



1891.] 



Chapters 184, 185. 



471 



scribed in case of similar lapses in fire districts. In every case 
vouchers shall be taken for precinct funds paid out. 

Sect. 8. Upon the petition of twenty voters in the precinct, cbeck-iist to 

-*• • DG ll'^GCi ill 

the selectmen and supervisors shall cause a check-list to be pre- certain cases. 
pared and used at the annual precinct meeting in the same man- 
ner as is provided for the use of check-lists in meetings of school 
districts : provided, that such petition shall be filed fourteen days 
at least prior to the time of the annual March town meeting. 
At special precinct meetings, the check-list as corrected for the 
last annual or biennial meeting in town shall be used upon 
petition of twenty legal voters addressed to the supervisors of 
check-lists. 

Sect. 9. The boundaries of the precinct may be extended in r,oundaries 
the same manner as is now provided by law in the case of fire temieo^ ^^' 
districts. 

Sect. 10. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- Repealing 
visions of this act are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 185. 

AN ACT IN REGARD TO THE WATER-WORKS OF THE TOWN OF 

MILFORD. 



Section 

1. Town may extend water-works sys- 

tem. 

2. Eminent domain. 

3. Contracts to sujDply water; superin- 



Section 

tendent or commissioners may be 
appointed. 

4. Town may raise or borrow money 

and issue bonds. 

5. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That the town of Milford in the county of Hills- Town may 
borough, having purchased the water-works system of the Mil- ^',^oH"s\y^em■. 
ford Water- AVorks Company, in accordance with the charter of 
said company, chapter 273 of the Session Laws of 1887, is 
hereby authorized and empowered to extend its water-works sys- 
tem as said town shall deem necessary from time to time, and to 
procure such additional supplies of water as said town shall 
deem necessary ; and for that purpose may take, purchase, and 
hold, in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate, and 
any rights therein, and w^ater rights necessary for carrying into 
efl:ect the purposes of this act, and to excavate and dig canals 
and ditches in any street, place, square, passway, highway, com- 



472 Chapter 185. [1891. 

moil, or otlier place tlirougii which it may be deemed necessary 
and proper, for building and extending said water-works, and 
re-lay, change, and repair the same at pleasure, having due 
regard for the safety of its citizens and the security of the public 
travel. 
Eminent do- Sect. 2. Said towu is authorized and empowered to enter 
™^^°' upon, take, and appropriate any streams, springs, or ponds not 

belonging to any ac|ueduct compaiw, and to secure by fence or 
otherwise such streams, springs, or ponds, and dig ditches and 
canals, make excavations or reservoirs through, over, in, or 
upon any land or iuclosure through which it may be necessary 
for said aqueduct to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, and 
water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of obtaining, hold- 
ing, preserving, or conducting said water, and placing such pipes 
or other materials or works as may be necessary for building, 
extending, and operating such aqueduct and water-works and 
for repairing the same : iwovided, if it shall be necessary to enter 
upon and appropriate any stream, spring, or pond, or any land 
for the purpose aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the 
same, and if said town shall not agree with the owners thereof 
for the damage that may be done by said town, or such owners 
shall be unknown, said town, or said owner or party injured, may 
apply to the trial term of the supreme court for the county of 
Hillsborough to have the same laid out and the damages deter- 
mined, and the said court shall refer the same to the county 
commissioners for said county, who shall appoint a time and 
place for hearing, and give notice thereof in the same manner as 
is now provided b}^ law for laying out highways, and said com- 
missioners shall make report to said court, and said court may 
issue execution accordingly; if either party shall desire, they 
shall be entitled to trial by jury in such manner and under such 
regulations as the court may prescribe, in the same manner as 
appeals from the award of damages in the case of laying out 
of highways. 
Contracts to Sect. 3. Said toA'u IS authorized and empowered to contract 
InpErLtemi' ' with individuals and corporations for supplying them with 
entorcom- water, and to make such contracts and establish such regulations 
may be ap- and tolls for the use of water as may from time to time be 
pointed. deemed proper ; and for the more convenient management of 
said water-works, the said town may place them under the direc- 
tion and control of a superintendent, or board of water commis- 
sioners, or both; and the selectmen of said town are hereby 
authorized and empowered to appoint such superintendent or 
board of commissioners, with such powers and duties as may 
from time to time be prescribed by said town. 
Town may Sect. 4. Said towu IS also authorized, at any annual or bien- 

rmfmoney' iiial meeting, by a major vote of those present and voting, to 
bSndi^"*' raise and appropriate, and to borrow or hire on the credit of the 
town, such sums of money as said town already owes for the 
purchase price of said water-works, and such additional sums of 
money as may from time to time be deemed necessary for the 
purpo'^se of defraying the expense of extending, further con- 



1891.] Chapters 185, 186. 473 

structing, maintaining, and operating said works, and to issue 
notes or bonds of the town therefor, payable at such times and 
at such rates of interest as may be thought proper. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. ^'a'^es effect. 

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 186. 

AN ACT IX RELATION TO THE COMMISSIOXER OF HIGHWAYS OF THE 

CITY OF CONCORD. 

Section Section 

1. Highway district and coiiinussioner. 3. Accountable to mayor and aldermen; 

2. Election; bonds; tenure of office; fetateraent and vouchers. 

vacancy. ; i. Duties of commissioner; salary. 

5. Repealing clause; takes effect. 

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

Section 1. The whole territory of said city shall constitute Highway dis- 
one highway district, which shall be under the superintendence ^".<:';.a"'^^?°™- 
of a commissioner, who shall be styled commissioner of high- 
w^ays. He shall have all the powers, perform all the duties, and 
be subject to all the liabilities, which by law appertain to sur- 
veyors of highways, except so far as the same are changed by 
the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 2. He shall be elected annually, in the month of Election; 
January, by the city council; shall give bonds for the faithful ot* office f^"^'' 
performance of his duties satisfactory to the mayor and alder- "^'^^'^'^''J'- 
men; shall hold his office for one year and until his successor is 
chosen, subject to removal by the city council at their discretion. 
His official year shall begin on the first day of February annu- 
ally. Any vacancy occurring in said office, from any cause, may 
be filled by the city council at any time. 

Sect. 3. Said commissioner shall be under the direction of ^Accountable 
the board of mayor and aldermen with reference to the cxpendi-aidermeu; *^ 
ture of money and accountability therefor, and shall render vouchTrs.^^"'^ 
monthly a detailed statement of his receipts and expenditures 
to the mayor and aldermen, and file with the city clerk proper 
vouchers therefor. 

Sect. 4. The repairs of the several public watering-troughs, and Dutiesof com- 
the proper trimming of shade trees obstructing light or travel, saiary.'^^''' 
shall be under his direction. He shall have charge of the roads 
and bridges in the care of the city, and all repairs thereon shall 
be under his direction. He shall give his whole time to the 
duties of his office, and shall receive therefor a salary at the rate 



474 Chapters 186, 187. [1891. 

of twelve liundrecl dollars per annum, which shall be in full for 
all services rendered by him, and shall cover the expense of any 
team used by him personally in attending to the duties of his 
office. Said salary may be increased or diminished at any time 
by the city council of said city, 
clauses-stakes Sect, 5. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this 
effect. ' act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 

passage. 

[Approved March .5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 187. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE COMMISSIONERS OF ROCKINGHAM COUNTT 
TO ISSUE BONDS TO RAISE MONEY FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF ITS 
COUNTY BUILDINGS. 

Section j Section 

1. Commissioners autliorized to issue | 2. Signatures and registration, 
bonds. I 3. Takes effect. 

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

Commission- SECTION 1. The Commissioners of Rockingham county are 
tois^suebom^! liereby authorized to issue county bonds, with coupons annexed, 
for the annual or semi-annual interest, for a sum not exceeding 
eighty thousand dollars, in denominations of one thousand dol- 
lars each, bearing interest not exceeding four per cent per 
annum and payable within twenty years from the date of issue, 
to defray the expense of erecting a court-house and jail at 
Portsmouth in said county, and a county record building at Exe- 
ter in said county, and purchasing lots for the same, agreeably 
to a resolution passed by the Rockingham county convention at 
Portsmouth, August 5, 1889. 
ami^reSisn-a Sect. 2. Said bouds and coupons shall be signed by the 
tion. ° county commissioners, or two of them, countersigned by the 

county treasurer, and registered by the clerk of the court for the 
county. 
Takes effect. Sect. 3. Tliis act shall take eifect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 6, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 188, 189. 475 



CHAPTER 188. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE LITTLETON BRIDGE. 
Section l. Town may exempt; proviso. 

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

Section 1. The town of Littleton is hereby authorized, at any Town may 
annual or biennial meeting, to exempt the stock and property of vS)™^^'' ^^^"°" 
the Littleton bridge from taxation for a term not exceeding ten 
years : provided, said corporation shall erect a bridge over the 
Connecticut river within two years from the passage of this 
act. 

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 189. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT INCORPORATING THE KILKENNY 
LUMBER company's RAILWAY, APPROVED JULY 21, 1887. 



Section 

1. Spur tracks authorized. 

2. New road authorized. 



Section 

3. Capital stock increased. 

4. Time limited; takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The Kilkenny Lumber Company Railway is hereby spur tracks 
authorized and empowered to locate, construct, and maintain ''^"^^°"^'^'^^' 
suitable and necessary spur tracks or branches connecting Avith its 
main line in Lancaster, ^Northumberland, Stark, or Kilkenny, 
N". H., not exceeding six rods in width, with necessary additions 
for stations, sidings, excavations, and embankments. 

Sect. 2. Said Kilkenny Lumber (company Railway is also ^'^^y ^o'^i^ 
authorized and empowered to locate, build, and maintain a rail- '^^'^ °"^®'*- 
road not exceeding six rods in width, Avitli necessary additions 
for spur tracks or branches, sidings, stations, excavations, and 
embankments, from some convenient point on the Grand Trunk 
Railway in Milan or Berlin to some convenient point in the 
township of Kilkenny, and the same, if practicable, may be con- 
nected with said Kilkenny Lumber Company's Railway already 
built fi'om the Concord & Montreal Railroad in Lancaster into 
said town of Kilkenny. 



476 



Chapters 189, 190, 191. 



[1891. 



Capital stock Sect. 3. TliG capital stock of said corporation may be in- 
creased, if necessar}^ for the purpose aforesaid, to eight hundred 
shares of one hundred dollars each. 

T^me limited; Sect. 4. This act shall be void as to all that part of said rail- 
road herein proposed not completed within ten years ; and this 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 190. 

AX ACT TO AMEXD THE CHARTER OF THE PIRST BAPTIST SOCIETY 
IX THE TOWN OF HUDSON. 



Section 
1. Charter amendecl. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



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



Charter 
amended. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That the charter of the First Baptist Society of 
Hudson be so amended as to enable said society to hold personal 
property to the amount of twelve thousand dollars (|l2,000) 
instead of three thousand (^3,000) as now provided. 

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

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 191. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 82 [202] OF THE PAMPHLET 
LAWS OF 1889, RELATING TO THE AYOLFEBOROUGH WATER-WORKS. 

Section l. Terms of oflBce fixed ; town to prescribe duties : takes effect. 

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



Terms of of- 
fice fixed; 
town to pre- 
scribe duties; 
takes effect. 



Section 1. That section 3 of chapter 82 [202] of the Pamphlet 
Laws of 1889 be amended by striking out all of said section after the 
word "both" in the eighth line and inserting the following: "that 
such superintendent and board of commissioners shall be elected 
at the annual town meeting in March. Said superintendent shall 



1891.] Chapters 191, 192. 477 

hold his office for the term of three years, and each of the com- 
missioners shall hold his office for the same term, except that in 
the election to be held in March, 1891, one commissioner shall be 
elected to hold his office for the term of three years, one for the 
term of two years, and one for one year, and one commissioner 
shall be elected annually thereafter, with such powers and duties 
as may be prescribed by the town." This act shall take effect on 
its passage. 

[Approved March 5, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 192. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRAND COURT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 
OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS OF AMERICA. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Objects. 

3. Maj- liold real and personal estate. 

4. Rules and regulations. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Ile})resentatkes in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. James 11. "Waters, Jeremiah J. Doyle, Cornelius corporation 
J. Eagan, John Griffin, Charles L. Fitzpatrick, Thomas P. ^^^^^ ^ " '^^ ' 
Burke, John J. Haggerty, James F. Kelley, their associates and 
successors, be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate 
by the name of the Grand Court of New Hampshire of the 
Ancient Order of Foresters of America, for such charitable and 
benevolent purposes as such 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 and hereby 
is vested with all powers and privileges and made subject to all 
the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to grant dispensa- objects, 
tions to and establish subordinate courts within its jurisdiction ; 
to provide a management fund for the purpose of paying the 
running expenses of the Grand Court, said fund to be created by 
a per capita tax, levied semi-annually on all members within its 
jurisdiction, and to establish and maintain a funeral fund for 
paying the expenses of the interment of deceased members and 
their wives, of such courts as may join such fund ; to collect 
for and transmit to the supreme othcers all tax and assessments 
levied upon subordinate courts ; to hear and determine charges 
in cases of dispute between one member or members of one 
court and a member or members of another; to hear cases of 
appeal from arbitration committees of subordinate courts, and 



478 



Chapters 192, 193. 



[1891. 



May hold real 
ami personal 
estate. 



Rules and 
resulations. 



First meeting 



Subject to re- 
peal. 



Takes effect. 



to appoint deputies to install officers of the various courts within 
its jurisdiction, and to transact such other business as is pre- 
scribed by the General Laws and constitution of the order. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have power to hold real and 
personal estate by gift, bequest, or otherwise, to an amount not 
exceeding ten thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have power to make all the 
needful rules and regulations for the government of its own 
affairs. 

Sect. 5. That Cornelius J. Eagan may call the first meeting 
of said corporation by giving notice in writing to each of the 
persons named in this act, or by one publication in some daily 
newspaper published in Manchester, state of Kew Hampshire, 
seven days at least prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 6. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require the same. 

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

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTEE 193. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LANCASTER WATER COMPANY, 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital ; may hold real and personal 

estate and issue bonds. 

3. May condemn land; privileges in 

highways. 

4. Assessment of damages. 



Section 

5. May sell, lease, or contract. 

6. Meetings. 

7. Malicious injuries punished. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital; may 
hold real and 
personal es- 
tate and issue 
bonds. 



Section 1. That J. I. Williams, George E. Eaton, C. E. Allen, 
W. S. Ladd, H. 0. Kent, W. T. Jones, C. B. Jordan, J. D. 
Howe, L. F. Moore, Wm. Clough, Ossian Eay, E. E. Kent, I. 
W. Drew, J. P. Haseltine, and W. L. Eowell, their associates 
and successors, are hereby made a corporation by the name of 
the Lancaster Water Company, for the purpose of furnishing 
to the people of said town a supply of pure water for domestic, 
mechanical, and manufacturing purposes, and to said town of 
Lancaster water for the extinguishment of fires and other public 
uses, with all the rights, privileges, immunities, duties, and obli- 
gations incident to similar corporations. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
fifty thousand dollars. It may acquire and hold real and per- 
sonal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid ; 



1891.] Chapter 193. 479 

and it may issue bonds and other obligations, secured by a mort- 
gage of its and other property, to carry out the purposes for 
which it is created. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold by purchase, or May condemn 
may take as for public uses, any real estate, or easement therein, Jeges'inTigii- 
including the water of any ponds, streams, springs, or artesian "^'^y^- 
wells necessar}^ for obtaining a sufficient supply of water, for the 
construction of reservoirs and laying pipes, and may erect and 
maintain all necessary dams, reservoirs, stand-pipes, and 
hydrants; it may lay its pipes through the lands of persons and 
corporations, having first obtained the permission of the muni- 
cipal officers of said town, and under such restrictions and regu- 
lations as they may prescribe, along the streets and ways of said 
town, and may lay its pipes under any railroad, water-course, or 
private way, and cross any drain, or sewer, or pipe : provided, that 
in the matter of crossing pipes it shall, at its own expense and 
within a reasonable time, replace, repair, and cover all such 
pipes and mains as may be displaced, injured, or disturbed dur- 
ing the construction or repair of its water-works ; and it may 
enter upon and dig up any such real estate, railroad, street, or 
way for the purpose of laying pipes or erecting hydrants or 
other fixtures, and maintaining and repairing the same ; and it 
may do any other act or thing necessary, convenient, and proper 
to carry out the purpose of providing a supply of water and dis- 
tributing the same to the inhabitants of said town for the uses 
aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. Said water company shall pay all damages sustained Assessment of 
by ariy person or corporation m property by the takmg of any ' "^ 
land, right of way, water, water-course, water-right, or easement, 
or by the erection of any dam, or by any other thing done by 
said company under the authority of this act. In case, however, 
said company shall not be able to agree with the owners thereof 
for the damages that maj- be done by said company, or the 
owners shall be unknown, either party may apply to the supreme 
court at a trial term in the county of Coos to have the same laid 
out and the damages determined ; and said court shall refer the 
same to the county commissioners for said county, who shall 
appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in 
the same manner as now provided by law for laying out high- 
waj^s. Said commissioners shall make report to said court, and 
said court may issue execution therein accordingly; but if either 
party shall desire it, upon application to said court before refer- 
ence 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. 5. Said corporation may make any contract with said May sen, 
town of Lancaster, or with any fire precinct in said town, or tract.' 
with any persons or corporations, to furnish water, hydrants, and 
other means and apparatus for extinguishing fires, and for such 
other purposes as may be deemed necessary, and said town, or 
any fire precinct therein now existing or hereafter organized, is 
hereby authorized to contract with said corporation for the use 



480 Chapters 193, 194. [1891. 

of said water, hydrants, or other apparatus for said purpose, and 
it may raise and appropriate money therefor. And said corpora- 
tion is hereb}^ authorized and empowered to sell or lease for a 
term of years to said town, or any tire precinct now existing or 
hereafter organized therein, all of its works, structures, and 
estate of whatever kind or nature. And said town or fire pre^ 
cinct is hereby authorized to purchase or lease the same. 
Meetings. Sect. 6. The annual meeting of said company shall be holden 

at such time and place as may be prescribed by the by-laws or 
appointed by the directors, at which meeting not less than three 
nor more than seven directors shall be chosen by ballot. The 
directors may call special meetings whenever they shall deem it 
necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws may prescribe. 
Malicious in- Sect. 7. Au}' pcrsou who shall willfully and maliciously cor- 
ishecf. ^'"" rupt the waters of any of the sources of supply or reservoirs of 
said company, or who shall willfully injure any dam, reservoir,, 
conduit, pipe, hydrant, or other property held, owned, or used 
b}^ said company for the purposes of this act, shall, on conviction 
of either of said acts, be punished by fine not exceeding five 
hundred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding one year. 
First meeting-. Sect. 8. Any two of the Corporators named in this act may 
call the first meeting of the company by giving a notice in writ- 
ing to each of the corporators of the time and place of meeting, at 
least seven days before the day of meeting, or by notice pub- 
lished in some newspaper published in Lancaster, in the county 
of Coos, at least fourteen days before said meeting; and at said 
meeting, or at any subsequent meeting duly called, associates 
may be admitted and all proper officers chosen, the number and 
par value of shares fixed, and such by-laws and regulations 
adopted as may^ be deemed necessary to carry into efiect the 
business of the company. 
Subject to Sect. 9. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed when- 

effect.' ' ever the public good requires, and shall take efiect on its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 194. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE TIME FOR CONSTRUCTING THE RYE BEACH 

RAILROAD. 

Section 1. Time extended ; takes effect. 

Time ex- SECTION 1. The time for the construction and completion of 

effect'^' ^^^'^^the Rye Beach Railroad is hereby extended for the term of ten 

years from the passage of this act, and this act shall take effect 

on its passage. 

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 195. 481 



CHAPTER 195. 

AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE MERRIMACK ELECTRIC LIGHT, HEAT, 
AND POWER COMPANY OF HOOKSETT. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers of corporation. 

3. Eminent domain. 



Section 

4. Capital. 

5. First meeting 

6. Takes etTcct. 



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

Section 1. That Frank C. Towle, Geors^e A. Robie, Richard corporation 
A. Lantry, Eben H. mutiug, Eugene S. Head, Albert G. Fol- ^°°'^""'^'^- 
som, Robert M. Bailey, Samuel B, Smith, and Hiram A. Tuttle, 
their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they are hereby 
made a body politic and corporate by the name of the Merri- 
mack Electric Light, Heat, and Power Company, of Hooksett, 
ISr. H,, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and de- 
fend to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby 
are invested with all the powers and privileges and made subject 
to all the liabilities under the laws of this state applicable to cor- 
porations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered Powers of cor- 
to establish, manage, and carry on, in the town of Hooksett, the 
business of generating, manufacturing, producing, and supplying 
electricity for purposes of light, heat, and mechanical power, 
and may distribute, convey, and supply the said electricity in 
said town, in the cities of Manchester and Concord, and in the 
towns of Pembroke and Allenstown, by metallic wires or by any 
other suitable means of transmitting the same upon poles 
erected, or in subterranean tubes, pipes, or places ; may construct 
suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machinery and 
works, as may be needed and convenient for conducting the 
business of said corporation ; and ma}^ lease, hold, purchase, and 
acquire real and personal estate, not exceeding five hundred 
thousand dollars in value, and the same may be sold, conveyed, 
and disposed of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the right to lay metallic Eminent do- 
wires upon poles erected, or in subterranean pipes, tubes, or "^^'"' 
boxes, and in other appropriate and convenient ways, in the 
public streets, highways, or sewers of said cities and towns, and 
to re-lay and repair the same, a due regard being had to public 
safety and travel ; and to locate its lines of wires and other means 
of transmission over or through public or private property or 
lands, permission being had and a price agreed upon between 
the parties in case of private property, and in case of public 
property betw^een the mayor and aldermen of the city or cities, 
or the selectmen of the town or towns, and said corporation. In 
case said corporation is unable to obtain a suitable location of its 

13 



482 



Chapters 195, 196. 



[1891. 



Capital. 



First meetini 



Takes effect. 



wires or other means of transmission by agreement, it may apply 
to the supreme court to have such location made and damages 
awarded to the parties aggrieved therebj^ and the proceedings 
on such application shall be as prescidbed by law for the laying 
out of highways, so far as the same may be applicable. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such number of shares, not exceeding the par value of one 
hundred dollars each, as may from time to time be determined 
by the directors of said corporation, not exceeding in the whole 
the sum of one million dollars. 

Sect. 5. Said corporators hereinbefore named, or an}- one or 
more of them, may call the first meeting of the coi'poration by 
giving fourteen days' notice in writing to each of the corporators, 
or by due personal notice thei'eof to each of said corporators, at 
which meeting, or any subsequent meeting duly holden, by-laws 
and regulations for the government of the corporation may be 
made, the necessary ofiicers designated and chosen, the capital 
stock and the number of shares into which it may be divided 
fixed, and all other matters and things done and transacted that 
may be necessary to the organization of said corporation. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 196. 

AN ACT TO incorporate THE NORTH CONWAY WATER AND IMPROVE- 
MENT COMPANY, 



Section 

1. Corporation constitutctl. 

2. Capital. 

3. May hokl real and personal estate; 

privileges in liighwaj's. 

4. Eminent domain. 



Section 

5. May condemn other ■n'ater companies. 

6. Assessment of damages. 

7. May borrow money and issue bonds. 
S. First meeting. 

9. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Incorporation SECTION 1. That Lycurgus Pitman, Alfred Eastman, Moses 
A. Davis, Willis A. Weeks, and William B. Tasker, and their 
associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and are hereby made 
a bod}^ corporate by the name of the ITorth Conway Water and 
Improvement Company, for the purpose of bringing fresh water 
into North Conway in subterranean pipes for domestic and 
mechanical use and for fire purposes, and to construct and main- 
tain a system of sewerage ; and by that name may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, 
and are hereby vested with all the powers and subject to all 
liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 



1891.] Chapter 196. 483 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- capital. 
ceed fifty thousand doUars, and be divided into shares of one 
hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is empowered to acquire real estate May hoia real 
by purchase or otherwise, as herein provided, not to exceed the estlteTprivi- 
amount of its capital stock, and may hold personal estate neces- ^^F®^ ^^ ^^s^- 
sary for the carrying into effect the purposes of this act; and 
said corporation is authorized to enter upon, break ground, dig 
ditches, and make excavations in any street, square, passway, 
highway, or common, through which it may be deemed neces- 
sary for said company to lay and maintain its pipes and works, 
and to re-lay, rebuild, and repair the same, subject to such regu- 
lations as to the safety of public travel as may be prescribed 
by the selectmen of the towns through which said pipes are to 
be laid. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap-Eininent 
propriate any streams, ponds, or springs, not belonging to any '^i"™fii"- 
water company, and to secure, by fence or otherwise, such 
streams, ponds, or springs, and dig ditches, canals, and con- 
struct reservoirs through, over, or upon any land or inclosure 
through which it may be necessary for said company to pass or 
exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or con- 
ducting such water, and placing its pipes and other material as 
may be necessary for the construction and maintenance of the 
company's works : jwovided, if it shall be necessary to appropriate 
any streams, ponds, springs, or any land for the purposes of 
this act, or to raise or lower said ponds or streams, and said cor- 
poration does not agree with the owners thereof for the damages 
that may be done by said corporation, or such owners shall be 
unknown, either party may apply to the supreme court at the 
trial term thereof, to have the same laid out and damages deter- 
mined ; and the court shall refer the same to the county commis- 
sioners for the county, who shall proceed in the same way now 
provided by law in the laying out of highways, and the court 
may enter judgment accordingly. If either party desires, upon 
application to said court before reference to the commissioners, 
they shall be entitled to a trial by jury, in such manner and 
under such regulations as such court may prescribe. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall acquire, by purchase, the stock. May coiuiemn 
property, rights, and franchises of any other water company in companies! 
North Conway, and, as the public good requires a better supply of 
water in said North Conway for tire purposes and domestic use, 
if said corporations are unable to agree upon the purchase of 
such stock, property, rights, and franchises, said North Conway 
"Water and Improvement Company may appl}^ by petition to the 
supreme court to appraise the value of said water company's 
stock, propcrt}^, rights, and franchises, and the interest of the 
stockholders therein. 

Sect. 6. The said petition shall be referred by said court to a Assessment of 
committee consisting of three disinterested persons. After due ^^'"-'""-ses- 
hearing, said committee shall make report to said court, and the 
court may order judgment and issue execution thereon; but if 



484 



Chapters 196, 197. 



[1891. 



May borrow 
money and 
issue bonds. 



First meeti'u 



Subject to re- 
peal; take^5 
eflect. 



either party, at the term said report is filed, is dissatisfied with 
said award of damages, then such part}- sliall be entitled to a 
trial by jury in such manner and under such regulations as said 
conrt may prescribe. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation may borrow money for the purpose 
of carrying into eflect the provisions of this act, and issue its 
bonds or other obligation therefor, and secure the same by 
mortgage upon the property, rights, and franchises of said 
corporation. 

Sect. 8. Any two of the corporators named in this act may 
call the first meeting by ten days' notice in writing to each of 
the corporators of the time and place of such meeting. At said 
meeting, or any subsequent one, associates may be elected, and 
such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be necessary to 
carry into eflect the provisions of this act. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good requires it, and this act shall take 
eflect upon its passage. 

[Approved March" 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 197. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DERRY ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers of the corporation; may bold 

real and personal estate. 



I Section 

3. Privileges in highways. 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That WaiTCu P. Horue, David B. McGregor, 
constituted, j^^^^g j.^ Cobum, Grceuleaf K. Bartlett, Alonzo Elliott, Rose- 
crans W. Pillsbury, and Edmund R. Angell, their associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns, be and they are hereby made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of the Derry Electric Light Com- 
pany, 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 powders, privileges, and made subject to 
all liabilities under the laws of the state, applicable to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature, 
coi^orat^ionl^ Sect. 2. Said corporatlon is hereby authorized and empow- 
aruf pp°rsonTi^ ^^^^ ^^ establish, manage, and carry on, in the town of Derry, 
^^ the business of generating, manufacturing, producing, and sup- 

plying electricity for purposes of light, heat, and mechanical 
power, distributing, conveying, and supplying the said electricity 
by metallic wires, or by any other suitable means of transmit- 
ting the same, upon poles erected or obtained for the purpose, 



p 

estate 



1891. Chapters 197, 198. 485 

or in suljterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes placed in the public 
streets, highways, or sewers, and other places ; to construct suit- 
able buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machinery, and works 
as may be needed and convenient for conducting the business of 
said corporation, and may lease, hold, purchase, and acquire real 
and personal estate not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in value, 
and the same may be sold, conveyed, and disposed of at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the right to lay metallic Privileges in 
wires upon poles erected or obtained for the purpose, or in sub-^^^'^^^^^' 
terranean pipes, tubes, or boxes, and in other appropriate and 
convenient ways, in the public streets, highways, or sewers of 
said town, agreeably to the discretion of the selectmen, and to 
re-lay and repair the same, a due regard being had to public 
safety and travel ; to locate its lines of wires or other means of 
transmission over or through public or private property or 
lands, permission being had and a price agreed upon between 
the parties, and to make a contract with the town for lighting 
the streets of the villages of Derry Depot, Derry, and East 
Derry. 

Sect. 4. Said corporators hereinbefore named, or either of First meeting, 
them, may call the first meeting of the corporators by giving ten 
days' notice thereof in any newspaper printed at Derry, or by 
due personal notice thereof to each of said corporators, at which 
meeting, or any subsequent meetings duly holden, by-laws and 
regulations for the government of the corporation may be made, 
the necessary ofiicers designated and chosen, the capital stock 
and the number of shares into which it may be divided fixed, 
and all other matters and things done and transacted that may 
be necessary to the organization of said corporation. 

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

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 198. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE INCORPORATION OF THE MERRIMACK 
COUNTY ACADEMY, OF CONCORD, N. H. 

Section I Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 3. Takes effect. 

2. Powers of corporation. | 

Be it evadal bij the JScnate and House of Reprcscntatircs in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Arthur E. Hatch, Asaph J. Wheeler, Clias. P. corporation 
Rowell, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby *'°"'"^''^'''^' 
are made a body politic and corporate by the"" name of The Mer- 
rimack County Academy, of Concord, K H., with powers to 



486 



Chapters 198, 199. 



[1891. 



Powers of 
corporation. 



Takes effect. 



institute an academy for the purposes of education, to elect and 
appoint teachers and instructors in said academy, to arrange 
such courses of study as they may deem necessary, and grant 
suitable diplomas ; to sue and be sued, prosecute and defend in 
that name to final judgment. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have power to receive any 
property by will, bequest, donation, devise, or otherwise ; and 
to lease, purchase, or erect buildings for the purposes of said 
corporatiop, and to dispose of the same. 

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

[Approved March 12, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 199 



AN ACT TO INCORPOEATE THE INTERLAKEX LAND ASSOCIATION. 

Section i Section 

1. Corporation constituted. [ 4. First meeting. 

2. May hold and dispose of real estate. j 5. Takes efifect. 

3. Capital. 

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



corpomtioii SECTION 1. Pcrson C. Cheney, Orren W. Tebbetts, Daniel 
Barnard, Warren F. Daniell, Alonzo JST. Burbank, Alvah W. 
Sulloway, Kathan P. Hunt, Fred. W. Storey, Joseph W. Fel- 
lows, Henry B. Quinby, Joseph C. Moore, and George W. 
Weeks, their associates, assigns, and successors, are created and 
made a body corporate and j^olitic by the name of the Interlaken 
Land Association, with all the powers and privileges, and sub- 
ject to all the liabilities and duties incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. This corporation is authorized and empowered to 
take, purchase, hold, manage, improve, sell, convey, or other- 
wise dispose of, any real estate or personal property, to any 
amount not exceeding in value the capital stock of the corpora- 
tion. 

Sect. 3. This corporation is authorized and empowered to 
make its capital stock any amount not exceeding fift}- thousand 
dollars, which shall be divided into shares of one hundred dol- 
lars each and may be issued in any sums, and at such times, and 
upon such calls, as the board of directors shall determine. 

Sect. 4. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting 
of this corporation by publishing a notice thereof, containing the 
object of said meeting, at least ten days prior thereto, in some 
newspaper published in the state. 

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

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



May hold and 
dispose of 
real estate. 



Capital. 



First meeting. 



Takes effect. 



1891.] Chapter 200. 487 



CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE LEASING OF THE RAILROAD AND ALL OTHER 
PROPERTY OF THE UNION STREET RAILROAD COMPANY, TO THE CON- 
SOLIDATED LIGHT AND POWER, COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Lease or contract authorized ; limita- 

tion. 

2. AYliat rights pass by lease. 



Section 

3. Lessee may make guaranties. 

4. Authority to be given. 

5. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The Union Street Eailroacl Company is hereby an- Lease or con- 
thorized, at any time within two years from the date of the [led^ nmi'°^' 
passage of this act, to make and execnte such lease of its rail- *'^'^^°"- 
road and all other property, or such contract in the nature of a 
lease, to the Consolidated Light and Power Company, upon such 
terms as may he agreed upon by the two parties thereto, and as 
will enable said Consolidated Light and Power Company, as 
such lessee, to maintain and operate said railroad, and all exten- 
sions thereof, as fully and completely as the said Union Street 
Railroad Company may now, or in any case could if no lease or 
contract was made, except only that the term of said lease or 
contract shall not exceed ninety-nine years. 

Sect. 2. The Consolidated Li^ht and Power Company is ''^'^'^t "g^'*^* 

,, ii-iT i®,i 1 '- " . pass by lease. 

hereby authorized and empowered to take a lease, or contract in 
the nature of a lease, of the railroad and all other property of 
the Union Street Railroad Company, at any time within two 
years from date of the passage of this act, upon such terms as 
may be mutually agreed upon by the two parties thereto, for any 
term not exceeding ninety-nine years ; and upon execution of 
such lease or contract, said Consolidated Light and Power Com- 
pany shall have and enjoy all the franchises, rights, and powers of 
the said Union Street Railroad Company, together with the same 
rights of extension, and franchises, rights, and powers in rela- 
tion thereto, necessary and convenient for the maintenance and 
operation of said railroad ; subject, nevertheless, to any limita- 
tion in the charter thereof, and to all the provisions of all public 
statutes applicable thereto. 

Sect. 3. The said Consolidated Light and Power Company is Lessee may 
authorized and empowered, as one of the conditions of said lease "Jmesf"^^" 
or contract upon its part, to covenant and agree to guarantee the 
full and prompt payment of both interest and principal of the 
bonds of said Union Street Railroad Company, to an amount 
not exceeding the sum of one hundred and tifty thousand dollars, 
and otherwise full performance of all the stipulations of the 
mortgage made to secure the same ; as also the further payment 
of a dividend upon not exceeding one hundred andlifty thousand 
dollars in the par value of the capital stock of said Union 



488 



Chapters 200, 201. 



[1891. 



Authority to 
be given. 



Talies effect. 



Street Eailroad Company, of six per centum per annum ; and 
such guarantees when made shall be as obligatory upon said 
guarantor corporation as if authorized in its original charter. 

Sect. 4. Xo such lease or contract shall be made unless au- 
thority therefor shall first be given to the directors of each cor- 
poration, by a vote of the holders of not less than three quarters 
of all the stock of each of said corporations, at meetings of such 
stockholders duly called for such purpose. 

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

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 201 



AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MT. BELKKAP RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location oC road. 

3. Capital. 

4. Toll granted ; powers of directors. 



Section 
5. First meeting 
G. Time limited. 
7. Talves effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Location of 
road. 



Capital. 



Toll granted; 
powers of 
directors. 



Section 1. That Henry Tucker, Albert G. Folsom, Edwin P. 
Thompson, Henry B. Quinby, Joseph C. Moore, Erastus P. 
Jew^ell, Geo. F. Poby, Charles F. Stone, and Bela F. Kenniston, 
their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a cor- 
poration by the name of the Mt. Belknap Railroad, with all the 
rights, powers, and privileges and subject to all the liabilities, 
duties, and restrictions, set forth in the general laws which now 
are or may be hereafter in force relating to railroad corpora- 
tions. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
locate and construct a railroad of not more than four rods in 
width, from some point on the Lake Shore Railroad, in the town 
of Gilford, westerly to the summit of Mt. Belknap, so called, in 
said town of Gilford. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of 
not more than one thousand shares of the par value of one hun- 
dred dollars each. 

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 
directors; and all the powers herein granted to this corporation 
relating to the locating, constructing, and maintaining said rail- 
road, are hereby vested in the directors of this corporation for 
the time being. 



1891.] Chapters 201, 202, 203. 489 

Sect. 5. Any tliree persons named in this act may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of the grantees by publishing notice of the time 
and place of meeting in the Laconia " Democrat," a newspaper 
published in the town of Laconia, two weeks before the day 
named for said meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void as to all parts of railroad line Time limited, 
herein named, not constructed or completed within six years 
from the passage hereof. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take eflfect on its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 202. 

AX ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE PROFILE AXD FRAXCOXIA XOTCH RAILROAD 
TO CHAXGE THE GAUGE OF ITS RAILROAD. 



Section 
1. Gauge may be changed ; capital may 
be increased. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Sectiox 1. The Profile & Franconia ISTotch Railroad is author- Gauge may 
ized to change the gauge of its railroad and branch from narrow capu'afm*iiV 
to standard gauge, and from time to time to increase its capital ^*''"*^^^'''^''^^' 
stock for that purpose not exceeding ten thousand dollars for 
each mile of its railroad and branch. 

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

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO AKXEX CERTAIX ISLAXDS IX WIXNIPESAUKEE LAKE TO 
THE TOWX OF GILFORD. 

Section i Section 

1. Certain islands annexed. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That Eagle Island, Follet Islands, Forty Islands, certain 
Jolly Island, and Mink Island, all lying in AYinnipesaukee Lake, annexed, 
and near the southerly shore thereof, shall be annexed to the 
town of Gilford, in the county of Belknap, and shall hereafter 
constitute and form a part of said town of Gilford. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi'ect May 1, 1891. Takes effect. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



490 



Chapter 204. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 204. 

AX ACT TO AMEXD THE CHARTER OF THE LITTLETON BRIDGE AND TO 
LEGALIZE THE CORPORATE MEETING. 



Section 

1. Cliarter amended. 

2. Meeting legalized. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 



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



Cliarter 
amended. 



Meeting 
legalized. 



Repealing 
clause; takes 
effect. 



Section 1. The act to incorporate certain persons for the 
purpose of building a bridge over the Connecticut river, at or 
near the Fifteen Miles Falls, so called, in Littleton, and for sup- 
porting the same, made and formed June 16, 1802, is hereby 
amended so that the provision therein relative to the transfer of 
shares in the corporation, which is as follows, viz. : " The share or 
shares of any of said proprietors may be transferred by deed 
duly executed, acknowledged, and recorded by the clerk of said 
proprietors on their records," shall be stricken out, and the fol- 
lowing substituted therefor, viz. : " The share or shares of the 
proprietors may be represented by stock certificates issued by 
vote of the corporation, and the same may be transferred in 
such manner as the corporation at any meeting may prescribe. " 

Sect. 2. The proceedings and votes of the said corporation at 
a special meeting holden on the eleventh day of February, 1891, 
relative to the election of officers and other matters pertaining to 
the affairs of the corporation, are hereby legalized and made 
valid. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent witli this act 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 205, 206. 491 

CHAPTER 205. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

Section l. Fines in prosecutions brought by city to be paid to city marslial ; marshal 
to make report and give bond ; repealing clause. 

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

Section 1. That all fines, forfeitures, and costs in criminal ficutionr'°" 
prosecutions accruing to saicl city, or paid by order of the police ^ij°"gj^{j^y 
court in prosecutions bronght in behalf of said city, shall be paid paia to city 
to the city marshal in the same manner as they are now required mtrshai 'to 
by law to be paid to the justice of said police court. amwve^^" 

The city marshal shall pay over such portion of the costs 80 1^*^^"^'°.^'^'^'' 
received hj him as may belong to the parties for travel, attend- "^° '^ '^"''*^' 
ance, or other services, or retained by said marshal if he before 
shall have paid such costs to said parties, and the remainder of 
all moneys so received by him shall be paid over to the city 
treasurer at the end of each quarter; and he shall make a report 
quarterly to the board of mayor and aldermen, of all moneys 
received and expenditures made. 

Said marshal shall give bond for the faithful discharge of his 
duties in such sum as the board of mayor and aldermen may 
require. 

AH provisions in the charter of the city of Concord, relating 
to the payment of fines, forfeitures, and costs, inconsistent with 
the foregoing act, are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 206 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HEAD &, DOWST COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted. 
3. Capital. 

3. Location; may hold real and personal 
estate. 



Section 

4. By-laws; annual meeting 

5. First meeting. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. Talics effect. 



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

Section 1. That William F. Head, Frank Dowst, John corporation 
Dowst, Henry Dowst, Jr., D. Woodbury Bacheldcr, Eugene s. '°"'''*"^''*- 
Head, Frank A. Cadwell, and Lewis A. Johonnct, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made and consti- 
tuted a body corporate and politic under the name of The 



492 



CuAPTERS 206, 207. 



[1891. 



Capital. 



Head & Dowst Company, for the purpose of manufacturing 
and dealing in briclv, lumber, and all other building materials ; 
contracting, building, and repairing; buying, improving, selling, 
and conveying real estate; and dealing in personal property, 
bonds, stocks, notes, mortgages, and other securities. Said 
corporation shall be vested with all the powers and privileges 
and made subject to all the restrictions and liabilities by law 
incident to corporations of a similar character. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may be from time to time determined by the directors of the 
corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of five hundred 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall have its principal place of busi- 
ami pei-sonai^ ness in the city of Manchester, and may purchase, hold, sell, and 
estate. convcy such real and personal property as may be necessary or 

convenient for the prosecution of the business for which the cor- 
poration is constituted. 

Sect. 4. This corporation may make such by-laws as may be 
required, not inconsistent with the laws of this state, and may fix 
the time and place for holding the annual meeting. 

Sect. 5. The three persons first named as grantees in this act, 
or any tv^'o of them, may call the first meeting of this corpora- 
tion by publishing notice thereof in any newspaper printed in 
said Manchester, or by giving written notice thereof to each of 
the grantees named herein, at least seven days before said meet- 
ing. 

"Sect. 6. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take efiect on its passage, 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



Location ; 



By-laws ; 

annual 

meeting. 



First meeting 



Subject to 
repeal. 

Takes effect. 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WHITEFIELD BANK AND TRUST COM- 
PANY. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital ; may hold real estate; guar- 

anty fund. 

3. Taxation. 

4. Bv-laws. 



Section 

5. Shareholders not liable. 

6. Supervision by bank commissioners. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal; takes eflfect. 



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

Section 1. That A. L. Brown, Geo. W. Libbey, F. P. Brown, 
C. W. King, W. K. Quimby, B. C. Garland, C. J. Parcher, 
James Colby, Geo. H. Morrison, Geo. S. Gove, John L. 
McGregor, John C. Trulan, and E. M. Bray, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a body corporate 



1891.] Chapter 207. 493 

by the name of the Whitefield Bank and Trust Company, to be 
located at Whiteineld, in this state, with anthority to have and 
execute all the powers and privileges incident to corporations of 
a similar nature, for the purpose of prosecuting the business of 
a savings bank and trust company; to receive on deposit, or for 
safe-keeping, money and other valuables, the funds of trustees, 
guardians, administrators, or others ; to act as trustees for indi- 
viduals and corporations, and officially, under appointment by 
the courts of this or other states, to act as financial agents ; to 
make and negotiate loans for itself and others ; to loan, borrow, 
and deal in money and securities, and to do a general banking- 
business. 

Sect. 2. Said company shall have a capital stock of twenty- capital; may 
five thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars e^mterguar- 
each, with authority to increase its capital to one hundred thousand '^"^y f""'^- 
dollars ; and may acquire and hold real estate for its own use to 
the value of ten thousand dollars, exclusive of such real estate 
as may be taken in good faith for indebtedness, or held as 
security. Said corporation shall not commence business until 
the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars shall have been paid in, 
in cash, and no certificate of shares shall be issued until the par 
value of the same has been fully paid and a certificate thereof 
shall have been filed in the office of the secretary of state, veri- 
fied by the oath of the directors. And said capital stock shall 
be kept and be maintained as a guaranty fund to depositors and 
all other persons doing business with said company, and liable to 
the payments of the debts of said company, under such regula- 
tions as may be prescribed by the bank commissioners of this 
state. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force gov- Taxation. 
erning the taxation of the capital stock in banks and deposits in 
savings banks shall apply to this company. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting duly holden, may By-iaws. 
adopt such by-laws and regulations as may be necessary for the 
management of the business for which the company was created, 
not repugnant to the laws of this state. 

Sect. 5. The private property of shareholders shall not be shaveiiouieis 
liable for the debts of the company. 

Sect. 6. The affairs of the company shall be under the super- supervision 
vision and control of the bank commissioners, who shall examine conmus^. 
its books and securities, make the same reports upon its condi- ^^°'^®^'®- 
tion, and receive the same pay for their services from the state, 
as provided in case of savings banks. 

Sect. 7. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting First meeting, 
of the corporation, by notice in writing to each grantee, or by 
one publication in some newspaper printed in Coos county, at 
least one week before the day of meeting. ,, , . ,, 

o o mi, 1-1 1 T 11. Subject to re- 

bECT. 0. Ine legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act peai; takes 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it; and this *^^'^''^* 
act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



494 



Chapter 208. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA, 
CREATING A BOARD OF POLICE COMMISSIONERS FOR SAID CITY. 



Section 

1. Powers of mayor and aldermen trans- 

ferred. 

2. Commissioners to be appointed; 

tenure; vacancies; qualiflcations. 

3. Governor may remove for cause. 

4. Police force, how constituted; subject 

to removal. 

5. Commissioners may make and en- 

force rules. 



Section 
6. Cliairman and clerk. 
1. Reports and records. 

8. Compensation. 

9. Commissioners not to hold other 

ofHce. 

10. Powers of mayor not impaired. 

11. Repealing clause; takes effect. 



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



Powers of 
mayor and 
aldermen 
transferred. 



Commis- 
sioners to he 
appointed ; 
tenure ; va- 
cancies; qual- 
ifications. 



Governor 
may remove 
for cause. 



Police force, 
how consti- 
tuted; subject 
to removal. 



Section 1. The powers now possessed by tlie board of mayor 
and aldermen of the city of !N'ashiia in relation to the appoint- 
ment and removal of police ofKcers for said cit}^, as provided in 
sections 26 and 27 of the charter of said city and by sections 7 and 
8, chapter 47 of the General Laws, are hereby transferred to a 
board of police commissioners. 

Sect. 2. In the month of December, A. J). 1891, the gov- 
ernor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall appoint 
three commissioners, who shall have been residents of said 
ISTashua at least five years immediately preceding the date of 
their appointment, one of whom shall hold office for two years 
from January 1, 1892, one for four years, and one for six years 
from said date, or until their successor is appointed and quali- 
fied, and bienniallj' thereafter in the month of December, the 
governor, with the advice and consent of the council, shall 
appoint one commissioner, who shall take the place of the one 
whose term expires, and who shall serve for six years, unless 
sooner removed as hereinafter provided, and any vacancy in 
said board shall be filled in the same manner. At no time shall 
more than two of said commissioners belong to one political 
party. 

Sect. 3. The governor, with the advice and consent of the 
council, shall have full power to remove any commissioner at any 
time after a fair hearing and for just cause. 

Sect. 4. The police force of said city shall consist of a city 
marshal, assistant city marshal, captain of the night watch, 
constables not exceeding thirty, who shall devote their whole 
time to their said duties and who shall not be ens:a2:ed or en^affe 
in any other business or occupation, or hold any state, county, 
or other municipal ofiice, and policemen not exceeding eighty, 
all of whom shall be appointed by the police commissioners, and 
who shall serve during good behavior and while competent to 
discharge the duties of the ofiice. The police commissioners 



1891.] Chapter 208. 495 

shall have the right to remove any member of the police force at 
any time for good and siiliicient cause and after a due hearing, 
and such cause shall be expressed in the order of removal. 

Sect. 5. The police commissioners shall have full power toCommis- 
make all rules for the government of the police force, and to en-'m^^eamxln- 
force said rules, either by suspension or expulsion from the force, *°^"*'®^"^®^' 
as they see fit. 

Sect. 6. The said board shall elect one of their number whocbairmananci 
shall act as chairman, and one who shall act as clerk and keep a 
record of all proceedings, issue all notices, and attest all such 
papers and orders, as said board shall desire. 

Sect. 7. The said board shall make a detailed report of their Reports and 
doings quarterly to the mayor and aldermen of said city and 
annuall}^ to the governor in the month of December. The 
records of said board shall at all times be open to the inspection 
of the governor and the citizens of said city. 

Sect. 8. The compensation of the commissioners and all compen- 

• • • StltlOU. 

members of the police force shall be fixed from time to time by 
the city councils and the total amount expended for the main- 
tenance of said police force shall at no time exceed the amount 
appropriated for that purpose b}- the city councils. commis- 

Sect. 9. InTo commissioner shall hold any other state, county, ^^j'^^^^^^o^t t° 
or municipal ofiS.ce during his term of oflB.ce. office. 

Sect. 10. The powers of the ma3^or, as defined in section 23 maym^Kft 
of the city charter, shall not be impaired by this act. impaired. 

Sect. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this Repealing 

IT 1 T ^ ^ • Till rr- -j claiisejtakes 

act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eiiect on itseiiect. 
passage. 

[Approved March 19, 1891.] 



496 



Chapter 209. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH TO ISSUE WATER 
BONDS AND TO MANAGE AND CONTROL ITS WATER SUPPLY. 



Section 

1. Issue of bonds; applicatiou of pro- 

ceeds. 

2. Rights of city in property purchased. 

3. Eminent domain. 

4. Water commissioners. 

5. Appointment of commissioners; 

qualifications; oath; tenure; va- 
cancy; organization and powers. 

6. Commissioners for tlie time being. 



Section 
7. Compensation. 

S. Management of water-works; report. 
9. Disposition of receipts; separate ac- 
count. 

10. Sale of real estate; application of 

])roceeds. 

11. By-laws and ordinances. 

12. Repealing clause; takes effect. 



Be it enacted Irt/ the Senate and House of Represeiitatlms in General 
Court convened : 



Issue of 
bonds ; appli- 
cation of pro- 
ceeds. 



Rights of 
city in pro- 
perty pur- 
chased. 



Eminent 
domain. 



Section 1. Whereas, the city of Portsmouth has acquired bv 
purchase the stock of the several stockhokTers of the corpora- 
tion known as the Proprietors of the Portsmouth Aqueduct, and 
has thereby succeeded to the franchises, rights, estate, and pro- 
perty of said corporation ; and, 

Whereas, the public good requires that the w^orlsis of said 
aqueduct should be enlarged and improved, or other water- 
works constructed and other sources of supply taken so as to 
enable said city not only to afford better protection against fire 
but also an adequate supply of water for domestic and mechan- 
ical use by the inhabitants of said city ; now therefore, 

£e it enacted, that said city is empowered and authorized to is- 
sue bonds of such denominations and payable at such times, and 
bearing such rate of interest, not exceeding four per cent per 
annum, as to the city councils shall seem proper, to an amount 
not exceeding three hundred and fifty thousand dollars, and the 
proceeds of the sale of said bonds shall be applied to the man- 
agement, enlargement, and improvement of said water-works 
and aqueduct property, or to the construction of other water- 
works, and obtaining other sources of supply of water if found 
necessary, and the management of the same, and to the satisfac- 
tion and payment of any obligations or promises incurred by 
said city in the purchase of said stock of the stockholders of 
said aqueduct. 

Sect. 2. Said city shall possess the rights, powers, privileges, 
franchises, and property of said Proprietors of the Portsmouth 
Aqueduct in the same manner as if the same had been originally 
granted to said city. 

Sect. 3. If it shall become necessary or convenient for said 
city in the enlargement and improvement of said w^ater-works, 
or in the construction of other water-works and obtaining other 
supplies of water, to acquire additional lands, water rights, ease- 
ments, and privileges, said city may purchase the same of the 



1891.] Chapter 209. 497 

owners thereof, or, if unable to agree upon a price to be paid for 
such lands, water rights, easements, or privileges, with the 
owner or owners thereof, said city may apply to the supreme 
court at any trial term thereof in the county of Rockingham, by 
petition, to appraise the value of such lands, water rights, ease- 
ments, or privileges in such manner as may seem to said court 
just and lawful and said court may order. And upon filing such 
petition, and serving such notice thereof as the court may order 
upon the owner, such lands, rights, easements, and privileges 
shall be vested in said city, and said court may issue execution 
for the value thereof when fixed with interest. 

Sect. 4. The immediate management and direction of the water com- 
water-works of said city shall be vested in a board of water com- ™'®''^°'^®''^" 
missioners to consist of four citizens, one of whom shall be the 
mayor of the city for the time being, who shall ex officio be a 
member of the board. 

Sect. 5. The three other members of said board shall be ap- Appointment 
pointed from the two leading political parties, and each of said sLn^e™™quaK 
two parties shall have at least one representative thereon, and j^^^jj^^.i^^j^; 
if, when the term of any one of them expires, or when aur«;vacan- 
vacancy shall happen for any cause, the two remaining members uon'and"''^"'' 
shall belong to the same political party, the member then to be^^^^^"^- 
appointed shall be, at the time of his appointment, a member of 
the leading opposing political party. 

One member of said board shall be appointed by the board of 
mayor and aldermen of said city, annually, in the month of 
January, commencing in the month of January, 1894, who shall 
hold his office for the term of three years from the first day of 
February subsequent to his appointment. And no member of 
the city councils shall at the same time be a member of the board 
of water commissioners ; nor shall any member of the city 
councils be appointed a member of said board. They shall be 
sworn to the faithful discharge of their duties, and shall hold 
their offices for the term for which they were appointed and 
until others are chosen and qualified in their stead, respectively. 
Whenever a vacancy shall occur in said board from any cause it 
shall be filled by the mayor and aldermen, and the person so ap- 
pointed shall fill the unexpired term of the member to whose 
place he is appointed. 

They may choose one of their number as chairman of the 
board, and may appoint a clerk. They may also appoint a super- 
intendent of the works and such other agents and servants as 
they may deem necessary, and may fix their compensation. 
They may make such rules and regulations for their own govern- 
ment and in relation to all officers and agents appointed by 
them as they may deem proper. 

Sect. 6. And whereas it is expedient that the enlargement commis- 
and improvement of said water-works, or the construction oftiie umi°^ 
other water-works and obtaining other supplies of water, be com-*^®^"®- 
menced and carried on forthwith under a settled and fixed plan 
which may be carried on to final completion under the same 
direction and management, therefore John H. Broughton, Calvin 

14 



498 



Chapter 209. 



[1891. 



Compen- 
sation. 



Management 
of water 
works ; 
report. 



Disposition of 
receipts ; sep- 
arate account. 



Sale of real 
estate ; appli- 
cation of 
proceeds. 



Page, and Jeremiah A. Farrington, all of said city, are hereby 
appointed to be, and shall with the present mayor of said city 
constitute, a board of water commissioners, and shall perform the 
duties of water commissioners until others are appointed and 
qualified in their stead, as provided in this act, one of said three 
persons to hold his office for the term of three years, one for four 
years, and one for five years from the first day of February, 
1891 ; and they shall determine their respective terms in office 
by lot ; and in case of a vacancy in their number arising from 
any cause, they may appoint a person to fill such vacancy who 
shall have all the power and authority of the member he suc- 
ceeds and shall hold his office in the same manner. 

Sect. 7. The members of said board of water commissioners, 
excepting the mayor, who shall receive no compensation as a 
member of said board, shall receive in full compensation for 
their services, the sum of five hundred dollars each per annum, 
during the first three years after the organization of the board, 
and three hundred dollars each year thereafter, payable quar- 
terly. 

Sect. 8. They shall have the control and management of 
the construction and enlargement of said works, and may 
make all such contracts and agreements for and on behalf of 
the city in relation thereto as they may deem proper and advis- 
able, and shall have full charge and control over the said works 
when enlarged and constructed. They shall establish rates and 
tolls and prescribe rules and regulations for the use of water, 
and may sell and dispose of such articles of personal property 
connected with said works as they shall deem expedient, and 
may purchase such propert}^ as may be in their judgment neces- 
sary for said works and the purposes contemplated by this act ; 
and they shall annually make a report to the city councils of the 
condition of the water-works and the funds belonging to their 
department and the expenses and income thereof, which shall be 
published in the city report of each j-ear. 

Sect. 9. All moneys received in any way on account of said 
water-works shall be paid into the city treasury and shall be 
kept and applied exclusively for the uses of said water-works, 
including the payment of the bonds issued under this act and 
the interest thereon ; and all bills and claims for expenditures 
connected with said works shall be approved by the board of 
water commissioners before they are paid by the treasurer. And 
the city treasurer shall keep his accounts relating to the water- 
works, including said bonds, separately and distinctly from all 
other receipts and payments. 

Sect. 10. And whereas a portion of the real estate compos- 
ing a part of the property purchased by the city of the stock- 
holders of the Proprietors of the Portsmouth Aqueduct may be 
found unnecessary for the maintenance and use of the water- 
works by the city, and it may be advisable to sell the same, the 
water commissioners, with the approval and consent of the city 
councils, are hereby authorized and empowered to make sale of 
the same, and a deed executed by the mayor of said city under 



1891.] Chapters 209, 210. 499 

said authority shall pass title to the purchaser of such real 
estate. The funds derived from such sale shall be applied to the 
reduction of the bonded debt, hereby authorized ; and said com- 
missioners may establish a sinking fund therefrom and from any 
surplus income arising from the receipt of said works. 

Sect. 11. Said city is hereby authorized and empowered By-iaws and 
through its city councils to establish all needful by-laws and 
enact such ordinances as may be required to prevent any defile- 
ment or pollution of the waters of any springs, ponds, streams, 
or reservoirs from which it may take water, and of the water 
that enters its works ; and may prevent the use of its hydrants 
and reservoirs by any person except those duly authorized by 
the board of water commissioners, and may annex penalties not 
exceeding twenty dollars for any single violation thereof, to be 
recovered as provided in section 12 of chapter 48 of the General 
Laws. 

Sect. 12. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act, Repealing 
so far as they relate to the city of Portsmouth and said water- effetft!' 
works, are hereby repealed; and this act shall take effect from its 
piissage. 

[Approved March 20, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 210. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE FARMINGTON PUBLIC LIBRARY 

ASSOCIATION. 



SECTION 

1. Corporation constituted. 
3. Powers. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Takes eflfect. 



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

Section 1. That Isaac E. Pearl, F. W. Doring, Mary E. ^^iSte^ 
Parker, Frank Pearl, Eugene P. Nute, Charles W. Talpey, 
"William I. Sweet, James F. Safibrd, Hannibal P. Wheatley, 
Frank (h Tebbets, Samuel S. Parker, Edward T. Wilson, 
Oeorge L. White, James E. Davis, and their associates and suc- 
<?essors, be and are hereby made a body corporate and politic by 
the name of the Farmington Public Library Association, of 
Farmington, for the purpose of establishing and maintaining a 
public library and reading-room in said Farmington, with all the 
powers and privileges, and subject to all the duties, restrictions, 
&,nd liabilities by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to adopt regulations powers, 
for its own government, not inconsistent with the laws of this 



500 



Chapters 210, 211, 212. 



[1891, 



state, to take and hold real and personal estate by donation, pur- 
chase, or otherwise, to an amount not exceeding tifty thousand 
dollars, and to sell or otherwise dispose of the same. 

First meeting. Sect. 3. Any five of the above-named corporators may call 
the first meeting of the corporation by publishing notice thereof 
in the Farmington " News " one week at least before the date of 
said meeting. 

Takes effect. Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 211. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE PRESCOTT PIANO AND ORGAN 

COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Name 
changed. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That the corporation organized under the General 
Laws of isTew Hampshire by the name of Prescott Piano and 
Organ Company shall hereafter be known as the Prescott Piano' 
Company. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 212. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ALPINE AQUEDUCT COMPANY TO INCREASE^' 

ITS CAPITAL STOCK. 



SECTION 

1. Increase authorized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Increase SECTION 1. The Alpine Aqueduct Company, a corporation 

authorized, j^^j^ established by law, and having its place of business at 
Gorham, in the county of Coos, is hereby authorized, by vote of 
its directors, to increase its capital stock not exceeding in the- 
whole the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars. 
Takes effect. Sect. 2. This act shall take etlect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 213. 



501 



CHAPTER 213. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NASHUA YOUNG MEN'S CHRISTIAN 

ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Directors. 



Section 

4. Management of real estate. 

5. Exemption from taxation. 



J5e it enacted by the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. That Virgil C. Oilman, Geo. E. Wheat, A. R. corporation 
Shephardson, Calvin W. Greenwood, Gilman C. Shattuck, 
Lester F. Thurber, Charles A. Goldthwait, Alfred W. Heald, 
Elijah M. Shaw, C. O. Collins, Andrew J. Tuck, Harry R 
Wheeler, Lyman D. Cook, Charles R. Pease, Mark Flather, F. 
E. Peckham, Charles W. Morrill, James M. McFadden, Andrew 
Kelley, E. W. Pearson, being the present directors, together 
with the other members of the association, and their successors, 
shall be and hereby are constituted a body corporate in deed and 
in law, under the name and style of the Young Men's Christian 
Association of Nashua, for the purpose of improving the 
spiritual, intellectual, and social condition of the young men of 
Nashua. 

Sect. 2. This corporation shall have the authority to make, Powers, 
use, and utter a common seal, and alter the same at pleasure, 
and by its corporate name shall be capable of suing and being 
sued, of impleading and being impleaded, in all courts of 
record and elsewhere, of ordaining, establishing, and enforcing 
all ordinances, regulations, and by-laws necessary, convenient, 
and proper for the conducting and governi;ig its affairs ; may 
purchase, take, or receive donations by will or otherwise, and 
hold estates, real, personal, and mixed, for the use, objects, and 
benefits of the association, and, with the consent of the board of 
directors, sell and convey or mortgage the same : provided, that 
no person shall vote or hold office in said corporation except 
such as are members in good standing of some Evangelical 
church, and that the by-laws and ordinances shall not be incon- 
sistent with the laws of the United States and of this common- 
wealth. 

Sect. 3. That all the real estate that is now, or may hereafter Directors, 
be, owned by said association shall be managed by the board of 
directors for the use of said association ; that each director shall 
be a member of some one of the Evangelical Christian denomi- 
nations, and when any vacancies shall occur in said board, the 
same shall be filled by a majority vote of the remainder of the 
directors. 

Sect. 4. Said board of directors shall have the entire and ex- Management 
elusive charge and management of the real property of the cor-° ^^^ ^^^^ ®' 
poration, together with any devise or bequest hereafter made for 



502 



Chapters 213, 214. 



[1891. 



Exemption 
from .tax- 
ation. 



the uses of said corporation. The said board of directors shall 
devote the property in their charge, and the income thereof, to 
the purposes named in the charter, and for no other. 

Sect. 5. All property, real or persona], of said Nashua Young 
Men's Christian Association shall be exempt from taxation for 
a sum not exceeding twenty-five thousand dollars. 

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 214. 



AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CONCORD HORSE RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Name maj' be changed. 

2. Gauge may be changed. 

3. Extension authorized. 



Section 

4. Inci'ease of capital; new stock may 

receive preference. 

5. Takes effect. 



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



changed. 



Extension 
authorized 



Name maybe SECTION 1. The Concord Horse Eailroad is hereby authorized 
ange . ^^ change its corporate name to The Concord Street Eailway, 
such change of name having been approved by a vote of the 
stockholders. 

Gauge may be Sect. 2. Said railroad company may change the gauge of its 
track from its present gauge of three feet to any other width of 
gauge as may be found expedient. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is hereby authorized to extend its 
railroad across the Contoocook river, at Penacook, into Bos- 
cawen, and over, along, and upon such of the streets in said 
Boscawen as may -be necessary for the public accommodation, 
with the same rights, powers, and privileges to construct, operate, 
and maintain its railroad in said Boscawen, and take tolls thereon, 
as were conferred upon said corporation by its charter relative to 
that portion of its road in said Concord ; and for such purpose 
the same powers are conferred upon the selectmen of said 
Boscawen as are conferred upon the mayor and aldermen of 
Concord by the charter of said railroad company. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is hereby authorized to increase its 
capital stock from time to time to an amount not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars, for the purpose of raising 
money to pay off its bonded and floating debt, and for the 
purpose of extending its road and equipping the same ; and such 
increase of stock, in whole or in part, shall be entitled to such 
preference or priority in dividends out of the earnings of said 
railroad as shall be provided for by a resolution of the stock- 
holders of said railroad and adopted at any meeting duly called 
for that purpose. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 
[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



Increase of 
capital; new 
stock may 
receive 
preference. 



Takes effect. 



1891.] Chapter 215. 503 



CHAPTER 215 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MANCHESTER SAFETY DEPOSIT AND 

TRUST COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporatiou constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. May be appointed executor or trus- i 6. First meetin 

tee. i 



Section 

4. Capital. 

5. May liold real and personal estate. 



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

Section 1. Charles D. McDuffie, Kathan Parker, Charles corporation 
Warren, Frederick C. Dow, Noah S. Chark, AYalter M. Parker, ''''"''''''''''*• 
George H. Stearns, Joseph W. Fellows, William J. Hoyt, Frank 
E. Putney, Hiram Hill, S. N. Bourne, W. Byron Stearns, P. W. 
Pillsbury, and J. Henry Dearborn, their successors, assigns, and 
associates, are created and made a body corporate and politic by 
the name of the Manchester Safety Deposit and Trust Company, 
with all the powers and privileges, ancl subject to all the liabili- 
ties and duties, incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to rowers, 
receive on deposit money, bonds, securities, and other personal 
property of every kind for safe-keeping, to collect and disburse 
the income and principal of said property when due, to advance 
and loan money or credits on personal or real securities, and to 
sell and dispose of the securities held by it ; to act as trustee 
and mortgagee, or otherwise, or as receiver or agent for any 
person, firm, or corporation, public or private; to issue, register, 
and countersign certificates of stock, bonds, or other evidences of 
indebtedness, and to receive and make payments on account of 
the same. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may be appointed executor or May be 
trustee under any will, or administrator or guardian of any ^PP°"toi'or 
estate, under the same circumstances, in the same manner as in trustee, 
the case of legally qualified persons, and in all proceedings, in 
court or elsewhere, all accounts, inventories, and other papers 
may be signed and sworn to, in behalf of the corporation, by any 
officer duly authorized by it. 

Sect. 4. The corporation is authorized and empowered to capital, 
make its capital stock one hundred thousand dollars, which 
shall be divided into shares of one hundred dollars each, and 
may be issued in such amounts, and at such times, and upon 
such calls, as the board of directors shall determine. 

Sect. 5. This corporation may take, by purchase or otherwise, May iioui real 
any real estate or personal property convenient for its purposes, estlt^?^°"*^ 
not exceeding its capital stock, and may improve, manage, con- 
vey, or dispose of the same at pleasure. 



504 



Chapters 215, 216, 217. 



[1891. 



First meeting. Sect. 6. Any three of the grantees named may call the first 
meeting of the corporation by publishing a notice thereof, in 
any paper published in Manchester, New Hampshire, at least 
ten days before the meeting ; and this act shall take effect upon 
its passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 216. 

AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF E. H. ROLLINS & SON. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; takes effect. 



Name 
changed. 



Repealing 
clause; takes 
effect. 



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

Section 1. That the charter of E, H. Rollins & Son, which 
was granted at the legislative session of 1889, and duly approved 
August 7, 1889, is hereby amended by changing the name of 
said corporation to E. H. Rollins & Sons. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 217. 

an act to incorporate the BRISTOL BANKING CO. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital ; may hold real estate. 

3. Taxation. 

4. By-laws. 

5. Shareholders not liable. 



Section 

6. Subject to supervision by bank com- 

missioners. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal. 

9. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That Cyrus Taylor, Ira A. Chase, Richard W. 
Musgrove, John H. Brown, Ira S. Chase, Clarence IST. Merrill, 
George C. Currier, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and hereby are made a body corporate by the name of the 
Bristol Banking Co., to be located in Bristol, in this state, with 
authority to have and execute all the powers and privileges inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature, for the purpose of 
prosecuting the business of a safe deposit and trust company, to 



1891.] Chapter 217. 505 

receive on deposit, or for safe-keepins^, money and other valua- 
bles, the funds of trustees, guardians, administrators or others ; 
to act as trustees for individuals and corporations ; and officially, 
under appointment by the courts of this or other states, to act as 
financial agents ; to make and negotiate loans for itself and 
others; to loan, borrow, and deal in money and securities, and to 
do a general banking business. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of twenty- capital ; may 
five thousand dollars ($25,000), with the privilege at any time of estate^''^ 
increasing the same to fifty thousand dollars ($50,000), divided 
into shares of one hundred dollars each, and may acquire and 
hold real estate for its own use to the value of ten thousand 
dollars ($10,000), exclusive of such real estate as may be taken 
in good faith for indebtedness, or held as collateral security. 
Said corporation shall not begin business until the sum of 
twenty-five thousand dollars ($25,000) shall have been paid in 
in cash, and no certificate of shares shall be issued until the par 
value of the same has been fully paid, and a certificate thereof 
shall have been filed in the office of the secretary of state, veri- 
fied by the oath of the directors. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of law governing the taxation of Taxation, 
trust companies shall apply to this corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting fluly holdeu, may By-iaws. 
adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of 
this state, as may be necessary for the management of the busi- 
ness for which the company was created. 

Sect. 5. The private property of shareholders shall not be ^harehowers 
liable for the debts of the company. 

Sect. 6. The affairs of this company shall be under the super- f^^J®^.^*^^ 
vision and control of the bank commissioners. by bank com- 

Sect. 7. The five incorporators first named, or any three of Fi^gt meeting 
them, may call the first meeting of the corporation by notice in 
writing to each grantee at least one week before the day of 
meeting. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to 
whenever, in its opinion, the public good may require it. repeal. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take efiect on its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



506 



Chapter 218. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 218 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONCORD SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. May be trustee, executor, or giiardian. 

4. May act as agent to issue bonds. 

5. Capital; may bold real estate. 



Section 

6. Taxation. 

7. Liability of stockholders; supervi- 

sion by bank commissioners. 

8. First meeting; takes efTect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Powers. 



Section 1. That William M. Chase, William F. Thayer, 
Henry McFarland, Samuel S. Kimball, Hiram A. Tuttle,, 
Thomas Stuart, Newton S. Huntington, Solon A. Carter, Wil- 
liam P. Fiske, William S. Carter, Alvah W. Sulloway, John B. 
Smith, Jacob H. Gallinger, Charles H. Roberts, Edward IST. Pear- 
son, Oscar C. Hatch, Edson J. Hill, Edward B. Woodworth,. 
John E. Robertson, Charles C. Danforth, Nathaniel E. Martin, 
and their associates, successors, and assigns, be and are hereby 
made a body corporate by the name of Concord Safe Deposit 
and Trust Company, to be located at Concord in this state, with 
authority to have and execute all the powers and privileges inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature for the purpose of prose- 
cuting the business of a safe deposit and trust company. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
receive on deposit, storage, or otherwise, money, bonds, stocks,. 
coin, jewelry, plate, valuable papers and documents, evidences 
of debt, and other personal property of every kind, for safe-keep- 
ing, upon such terms or conditions as may be agreed upon ; to 
collect and disburse the income and principal of said property 
when due ; to advance or loan money or credits on personal 
or real securities ; and to negotiate, purchase, and sell notes, 
stocks, bonds, and other evidences of debt. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to act 
as trustee under mortgages or otherwise, or as receiver or agent 
for any person, firm, or corporation, public or private, and may 
be executor, administrator, guai-dian, or trustee of any person or 
estate ; and in all proceedings in court or elsewhere in relation 
to any of said trusts or agencies, accounts, inventories, and other 
papers may be signed and sworn to in behalf of the corporation 
hy any otficer duly authorized by it. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
blnd"° '^^""^ act as agent for the purpose of issuing, registering, or counter- 
signing certificates of stock, bonds, or other evidence of indebt- 
edness of any corporation, association, municipal corporation, 
county or state government, on such terms as may be agreed- 
upon. 



May be 
trustee, ex- 
ecutor, or 
guardian. 



May act as 



1891.] Chapters 218, 119. 507 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of onecapitai;may 
hundred thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred estate^'^^ 
dollars each, with authority to increase the capital stock from 
time to time, as it shall see fit, to three hundred thousand dol- 
lars, and may acquire and hold real estate for its own use to an 
amount not exceeding its capital stock, exclusive of such real 
estate as may be taken in good faith for debt or held as collateral 
security. 

Sect. 6. The provisions of law governing the taxation ofTaxation. 
trust companies shall apply to this corporation. 

Sect. 7. As to all provisions of law relating to the individual ^^^^?i,"^f^°* I 
liability of stockholders and the incurring of debts and liabili- supervision ' 
ties, this corporation and its stockholders shall have the same miJ^sioners!"^' 
rights, privileges, and exemptions as banks and stockholders 
thereof have ; and it shall be under the supervision of the bank 
commissioners in like manner. 

Sect. 8. Any five of the grantees named may call the first ^^'j;':^^^]?^^*- 
meeting of the corporation by a written notice to each grantee, effect! 
or by publishing a notice thereof in any paper printed in Con- 
cord, N. H., at least ten days before the meeting; and this act 
shall take eflect on its passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 219. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE HILLSBOROUGH BANK. 



Section 
1. Charter revived. 



Section 
2. Takes effect ; exemption from chaiter 
fees. 



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

Section 1. The act entitled " An act to incorporate the charter 
Hillsborough Bank," approved July 21, 1887, is hereby revived ^-e^'^^^- 
and continued in force as fully and completely, to all intents and 
purposes, as if the same were re-enacted at the present time, and 
the corporation thereby created shall continue for the full term 
of twenty years from the passage of this act. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from and Takes effect; 
after its passage, and the provisions of section 5, chapter 13 fwmchtu?er 
of the General Laws, shall not apply thereto. ^^^®' 

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



508 Chapter 220. [1891. 



CHAPTER 220. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE UNION MISSION BAND OF ROCHESTER, 

N. H. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted; may hold 
real and personal estate. 



Section 

2. First meeting. 

3. Takes eflfect. 



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

Corporation SECTION 1. That Sopliia Harvev, Mary F. McDuffee, Jose- 

constituted ; ,. . ^^ -, ~k r tttti -m*^ -»rT-i.i.i- 

may hold real phine M. Howard, Mary J. Hodgdon, Susan M, Perkins, Lucy 

tstat^e""'"'''''^ E. Standley, Laura B. Wentvvorth, Mildred G. Bennett, Mabel 
Adams Fogg, Sarah Salinger, Grace Olsen, are hereby consti- 
tuted a body corporate by the name of The Union Mission Band, 
to be located at Rochester, for the purpose of aiding and pro- 
moting home and foreign missionary work, and for such other 
charitable and benevolent purposes as the corporation in its by- 
laws may designate ; and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
be and hereby is invested with all the powers and privileges and 
made subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar 
nature, and may take and hold real and personal estate, by dona- 
tion, bequest, or otherwise, for the purposes of said corporation, 
to an amount not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and may sell, 
convey, or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

First meeting. ggcT. 2. The first three persons named, or any two of them, 
may call the first meeting of said corporation, by giving notice 
to each of the persons named in this act, or by one publication 
in some newspaper published in Rochester, seven days at least 
prior to said meeting. 

Takes effect. Sect. 3. TMs act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 221. 509 

CHAPTER 221. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MONT VERNON RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location of road. 

3. Capital ; bonds. 

4. May liold real estate. 



Section 

5. B'irst meeting. 

6. Time limited. 

7. Takes eflfect. 



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

Section 1. That W. G. Burnham, Charles McGregor, Frank corporation 

-r-.-,-.--, T-i -.r-r-. -1-1 A \i 1 •>• -r-i^ ^ry- -i COnStltUteQ. 

E. Kaley, John M. Fox, John A. Spalding, F, O. Kittredge, 
Frank Marden, Clark Campbell, John T.^McCollom, W. B. 
Rotch, R. M. Wallace, and 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 privi- 
leges, 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 authorized and empowered J-ocation of 
to locate, construct, and maintain a railroad, not exceeding six^*'^'' 
rods in width, with the necessary additions for excavations, cut- 
tings, and embankments, from some convenient point on the 
Wilton Railroad, in the village of Milford, in the town of Mil- 
ford, at or near the station on said Wilton Railroad, by the most 
direct and feasible route to the village of Mont Vernon, in the 
town of Mont Vernon, with the right to connect with the said 
Wilton Railroad, at or near said Milford station, and with the 
right to employ any connecting railroad to furnish cars and mo- 
tive power for said corporation, or to lease itself to any other 
railroad corporation. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of this corporation shall consist of^^pi^tai; 
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 stock. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have power to hold such real May hold real 

, , 1 estate. 

estate as may be necessary. 

Sect. 5. Any three of the parties named in this act may call i^'^st meeting, 
the first meeting of said corporation by publishing a notice of 
the time and place of said meeting in any newspaper printed in 
the county of Hillsborough two weeks at least before the day 
named for said meeting. 

Sect. 6. If said corporation shall not have been organized Time limited, 
and said railroad constructed and completed and fit for use 
before the first day of April in the year of our Lord one thou- 
sand eight hundred and ninety-six, this act shall be void. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take ettect upon its passage. '^''^^^ *'"^'='- 

[Approved March 25, 1891.] 



510 



Chapters 222, 223. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 222. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT IN AMEND- 
MENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED ' AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
GAZAILLE TRANSMITTER COMPANY.' " 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Name 
(Changed. 



Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The name of the Gazaille Investment Company 
shall be and is hereby changed to the Manchester Investment 
Company, by and in which name it shall be known and transact 
its business. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 223. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEADS OF LOUIS PERRON AND OTHERS 
FROM LONDONDERRY AND ANNEX THE SAME TO MANCHESTER FOR 
SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 
1. Homesteads severed and annexed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Homesteads 
severed and 
annexed. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That the homesteads of Louis Perron, Thomas 
Walker, Jr., Mrs. R. Flanders, Mrs. C. H. Kimball, Mrs. D. S. 
Roberts, John Mulhearn, James McCaiiley, Thomas McCabe, 
John Madden, Dennis Keefe, Geo. Kimball, Joseph Berry, 
(heirs), Patrick Doyle, and Margaret Brown, in the town of 
Londonderry, be and the same hereby are severed from said 
town of Londonderry and annexed to the city of Manchester 
for school purposes. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapters 224, 225. 



511 



CHAPTER 224. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 1047 OF THE LAWS OF 1850, 
ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DOVER GAS-LIGHT 
COMPANY." 



Section 

1. Corporation may lease its property. 

2. Dissenting stockholders. 



Section 
3. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The Dover Gas-Li^^ht Company is hereby author- corporation 
ized and empowered to lease, for a term not exceeding twenty ™roperty? ^ 
years, all the property of said company, both real and personal, 
upon lirst obtaining a vote of two thirds of its stockholders 
therefor at a meeting of said company for that purpose duly 
called and holden. 

Sect. 2. If any stockholder shall dissent from such lease, he Dissenting 
shall have reserved to him the same rights relative to his stock ^'^°*'^^°^^^^^^' 
as are provided in section 1 of chapter 5 of the laws of 1889 
for dissenting stockholders in railroad corporations. 

Sect. 3. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act, ^^eai^takes^^' 
wdienever, in its opinion, the public good may require; and this effect, 
act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 225. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER THREE IN CON- 
CORD TO UNITE WITH UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT IN CONCORD. 



Section 

1. Districts may unite. 

2. Agreement recorded. 

3. Assessment of deficiency in taxation. 



Section 

4. Disposition of money. 

5. Records. 

6. Takes effect. 



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



Section 1. That school district number three in the city of districts may 
Concord is authorized to unite with and to become a part of 
Union school district in said city upon such terms as the two 
districts may agree to. 

Sect. 2. If an agreement is made under the authority of the Agreement 
preceding section, it shall be recorded in the office of the city ^'^c^^'i^'i- 



512 



Chapteks 225, 226. 



[1891. 



Assessment 
of deficiency 
in taxation. 



Disposition of 
money. 



Records. 



Takes effect. 



clerk of said city, and when so recorded said district number 
three shall become a part of said Union school district for school 
purposes, and the latter district shall become seized and possessed 
of all the school property contributed by the former district to 
the property of Union school district as enlarged, according to 
the agreement for union. 

Sect. 3. The assessors of the city of Concord, upon receipt of 
a copy of the agreement for union, shall assess upon the polls 
and estates of the original district which contributed to the en- 
larged district less than its proportionate share of school prop- 
erty, any sum or sums that may be due from it to the other 
original district by the agreement for union, and shall cause the 
same to be collected as other school taxes. 

Sect. 4. Whenever an assessment is made by virtue of the 
preceding section, the money raised thereby shall be paid to 
Union school district, and be used for school purposes; but a 
like sum shall be remitted to the tax-payers of that part of the 
district which contributed more than its proportionate share of 
school property in their taxes for school purposes in proportion 
to their several valuations. 

Sect. 5. Upon such union, the records of district number 
three shall be delivered to the board of education of Union 
school district, and shall be preserved by them with the records 
of the district. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 226. 

AN ACT TO SEVER THAT PART OF THE HOMESTEAD FARM OF IRA S, 
APPLETON NOW IN DEERING FROM SAID DEERINtt, AND ANNEX 
THE SAME TO THE HILLSBOROUGH BRIDGE SPECIAL SCHOOL DIS- 
TRICT FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 
1. Homestead severed and annexed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Homestead 
severed and 
annexed. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That so much of the homestead farm of Ira S. 
Appleton as now is in the town of Deering be and hereby is 
severed from said Deering and annexed to the Hillsborough 
Bridge special school district, for school purposes. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 227. 513 



CHAPTER 227. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BRADLEY LYCEUM IN THE CITY OF 

MANCHESTER. 



SECTION 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May hold real and personal estate. 

3. By-laws. 



Sectiok 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 

6. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. Tliat J. Henry DeCourcy, John R. Willis, Jolin J. ^wiati^^^^^ 
McGovern, Martin F. Sherry, James P. Slattery, James jp/""' 
Tobin, John A. Sheehan, :Nreil F. Starr, Park H. Tierney, 
Richard F. Galway, Thomas F. Collins, and Mcholas J. Whalen, 
their associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the Bradley Lyceum, for 
such moral, literary, educational, and social purposes as such 
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 the powers and privileges. 
and subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may take and hold real and personal sff^y i^oid 
estate by donation, bequest, devise, jjurchase, or otherwise, to an sonaf estate." 
amount not exceeding five thousand dollars, and the same may 
use, sell, and dispose of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may adopt such by-laws and regula-By-iaws. 
tions, not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the state, as 
may be necessary to carry out the j)urposes of this act. 

Sect. 4. Either of the two first named persons in this act may First meeting 
call the first meeting of this corporation by personal notice seift 
to each grantee at least eight days before the time of meeting. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or subject to 
repeal this act whenever the public good ma}' require it. repeal. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efi:ect from and after its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved March 26, 1891.] 



514 



Chapter 228. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 228 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE LEBANON LOAN AND BANKING COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital ; may hold real estate. 

3. Taxation. 

4. By-laws. 



Section 

5. Shareholders not liable. 

6. Supervision by bank commissioners. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Subject to repeal ; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital ; may 
hold real 
estate. 



Taxation. 



fiy-laws. 



Shareholders 
not liaVile. 

Supervision 
by Ijank com- 
irlissioners. 



First meeting 



Section 1. That Charles A. Dole, Carlos D. Smith, Alvah 
B. Chellis, Eichard "W. Crogan, and William P. Burton, their 
associates, successors, and assio;ns, be and hereby are made a 
body corporate by the name of the Lebanon Loan and Banking 
Company, to be located at Lebanon, in the county of Grafton, in 
this state, with authority to have and execute all the powers and 
privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature, for the 
purpose of prosecuting the business of a safe deposit and trust 
company, to receive on deposit, or for safe-keeping, money and 
other valuables, the funds of trustees, guardians, administrators, 
or others ; to act as trustees for individuals and corporations ; and 
officially, under appointment of the courts of this or other states, 
to act as financial agents; to make and negotiate loans for itself 
and others ; to loan, borrow, and deal in money and securities, 
and to do a general banking business. 

Sect. 2. Said company shall have a capital stock of twenty- 
five thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, and may acquire and hold real estate for its own use to the 
value of ten thousand dollars, exclusive of such real estate as 
may be taken in good faith for indebtedness, or held as security. 
Said corporation shall not commence business until the full 
amount of said capital stock has been paid in in full. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force gov- 
erning the taxation of the capital stock in banks and deposits in 
savings banks shall apply to this company. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting duly holden, ma^' 
adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of 
this state, as 'may be deemed necessary for the management of 
the business for which the corporation was created. 

Sect. 5. The private property of shareholders shall not be 
liable for the debts of the company. 

Sect. 6. The affairs of the company shall be under the super- 
vision and control of the bank commissioners, who shall ex- 
amine its books and securities, make the same report upon its 
condition, and receive the same pay for their services from the 
state, as provided in case of savings banks. 

Sect. 7. The first three grantees may call the first meeting of 
the corporation by notice in writing to each grantee at least one 
week before the day of such meeting. 



1891.] 



Chapters 228, 229. 



515 



Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to 
whenever, in their opinion, the public good requires it, and this effect. ' 
act shall take eliect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



C.HAPTEH 229. 

an act to revive, extend, and amend the charter of the con- 
cord & rochester railroad. 



Section 

1. Charter revived. 

2. Names substituted. 

3. Location altered. 

4. Capital ; directors. 



Section 

5. Privileges in highways. 

6. Connection. 

7. Contracts. 

8. Takes effect ; act repealed. 



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



Section 1. That the act approved July 6, 1869, entitled " An charter 
act to incorporate the Concord & Kochester Railroad," as^*^^^^^ 
amended by section 1 of an act approved July 2, 1870, entitled 
"An act in addition to and amendment of an act entitled an 'Act 
to incorporate the Concord & Rochester Railroad' " is hereby re- 
vived, and shall continue in force for the term of ten years from 
the first day of March, 1891. 

Sect. 2. Section 1 of the original act is amended by striking j^ames 
out the names of the following grantees, namely : Augustus C. substituted. 
Pierce, John V. Barron, George A. Pillsbury, JS^athaniel White, 
Amos Dodge, Abel B, Holt, David A. Warde, Charles H. 
E'orton, John S. Walker, Dexter Richards, Edmund Burke, 
William C. Sturoc, Mason W. Tappan, John W. Moore, Charles 
H. Carpenter, Sir Moses D. Perkins, Richard J. P. Tenney, 
William A. Mack, John Berry, Mark Walker, Joshua M. Bab- 
cock, Eliphalet Foss, George C. Peavey, Warren Foss, Ebenezer 
G. Wallace, Cyrus K. Sanborn, John McDuifee, and substituting 
in place thereof the following names, namely : John M. Hill, 
Gustavus Walker, Nathaniel E. Martin, Charles H. Martin, 
George L. Brown, John C. Ordway, John A. White, Byron 
Batchelder, John Batchclder, Benjamin C. White, Eliphalet S. 
JSTutter, Fred Reed, Stillman Humphrey, Howard A. Dodge, 
John N". Pearson, William P. Thayer, George A. Young, Joseph 
B. Walker, Myron J. Pratt, Edson J. Hill, James H. Chase, 
John W. Dunklee, W. Odlin, Willis D. Thompson, Joseph T. 
Clough, Frank W. Rollins, Arthur II. Chase, Josiah E. Dwight, 
James R. Towle, IraN. Blake, Woodbury M. Durgin, Joseph S. 
Trickey, Charles II. Sherman, Charles F. Towle, Albert 0. 
Brown, Benjamin F. Towle, William Wallace, Samuel S. James, 
James A. Towle, Fred E. Trickey, Alonzo J. Fogg, A\^illiani A. 



516 



Chapters 229, 230. 



[1891. 



Location 
altered. 

Capital ; 
directors. 



Privileges iu 
highways. 



Connection. 



Contracts 



Take.s efTect; 
act repealed. 



Caswell, Irving Dow, William D. Watson, John G. Mead, 
Peaslee B. Dow, Samuel D, James, Charles A. Hill, Waldo A. 
Caswell, David M. Smythe, Lewis E. Kimball, Charles F. Gate, 
and Elbridge G. Boody, Henry McFarland. 

Sect. 3. Section 2 of the original act is amended by striking 
out i" Gilmanton, Pittsfield," after " Chichester." 

Sect. 4. Section 3 of the original act is amended by striking 
out the following words : " consist of fifteen thousand shares, and 
the immediate government and direction of the affairs thereof 
shall be vested in seven directors," and inserting in place thereof, 
"not exceed one million dollars, to be offered b}' the directors 
from time to time as the same may be needed ; and the imme- 
diate government and direction of the aftairs of the corporation 
shall be vested in a board of not more than thirteen members." 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is hereby authorized to build its 
railroad over, along, and upon such of the streets, highways, and 
bridges in the towns of ITorthwood and Epsom as may be 
necessary for the public accommodation by the most direct and 
practical route between the termini, and said towns shall have 
the power to take up the streets or highways through which said 
railroad may pass, for the same purposes and in the same man- 
ner as they now do, doing no unnecessary damage to said rail- 
road. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation is given the right to connect with 
the N'ashua & Rochester Railroad at some convenient point in 
the town of Barrington. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation may make such contracts with con- 
necting railroad corporations as may be necessary or useful to 
carry out the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and sec- 
tion 2 of the act approved July 2, 1870, is hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 230 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PROFILE FALLS COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 

3. Powers; may hold real and personal 

estate. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Section 1. That Byron B. Tobie, Frank Proctor, Omar A. 
Towne, Frank M. Edmunds, George E. Shepard, and Jeremiah 
G. Clark, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby 
are made a body corporate and politic by the name of the Pro- 



1891.] Chapters 230, 231. 517 

file Falls Company, and by this name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend suits to final judgment and execution, and 
hereb}' are invested with all the powers, rights, privileges, and 
immunities, and are subject to all the liabilities, incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed capital, 
one hundred thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hun- 
dred dollars each. 

Sect. 3, Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- Powers; may 
ered to establish and carry on, on Smith's river and its tributaries, perso'nai ^" 
in the towns of Hill, Bristol, Alexandria, Danbury, Wilmot, ®^*^^''- 
Grafton, and Orange in this state, such various manufactures as 
it may from time to time desire, to improve the water powder in 
said Smith's river, and for that purpose may purchase, take, 
hold, and convey real and personal property, not exceeding in 
value at any one time the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, 
with the power to erect and maintain mills and buildings, con- 
struct dams across said river, build canals and reservoirs in con- 
nection therewith, deepen the channel of said river, remove 
obstructions therein, and otherwise manage, improve, and dispose 
of said property at pleasure. 

Sect. 4. Either of the persons named in this act may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of said corporation by giving seven days' previous 
notice to each of the persons named herein. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter and I'epeal ^^^ject^to re- 
this act, and this act shall take eftect upon its passage. effect. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 231. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 191 OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF THE 
SESSION OF 1889, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE COURT 
ROCKINGHAM NO. 7539, ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS, IN THE 
CITY OF PORTSMOUTH." 

Section | Section 

1. Title amended. I 2. Name changed. 

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

Section 1. Add the words "of America," in the title of theTiue^ ^ 
bill, after the word Foresters, so said title will read as follows : ^"'^" 
" An act to incorporate Court Eockingham No. 7539, Ancient 
Order of Foresters of America, in the city of Portsmouth." 

Sect. 2. Add the words "of America" in section 1, so thatNamc^^ 
section 1 shall read as follows : " That Robert J. Donnelly, John ° '^"^^ ' 



518 Chapters 231, 232. [1891. 

Griffin, Ricliarcl T. Call, John W. Morse, Albert G. Stimpson, 
their associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of Court Eockingham No. 
7539, Ancient Order of Foresters of America, located at Ports- 
mouth, for such charitable and benevolent purposes as said cor- 
poration may from time to time designate ; and by that name 
may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend, and be vested with 
all the privileges and subject to all the liabilities incident to cor- 
porations of a similar nature." 
[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 232. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA AS TO 
POLICE JUSTICE, ASSOCIATE POLICE JUSTICE, AND CLERK. 



Section 
1. Salaries of justice, associate justice, 
and clerk. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; takes effect. 



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

Salaries of SECTION 1. The salary of the justice of the police court of said 

assocmtejus- city shall be one thousand dollars per annum, the salary of the 

cierii^'^'^ associate police justice of said city shall be three hundred dollars 

per annum, and the salary of the clerk of said court shall be 

three hundred and sixty dollars per annum, which salaries shall 

be paid in monthly payments out of the city treasury, and the 

salaries so received shall be in full for all services of every kind 

rendered by them in the discharge of all the duties pertaining to 

their offices. 

ciause^-H^ifkes Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

effect.' ' are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eftect on its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 233. 519 



CHAPTER 233. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BROOKLINE RAILROAD COMPANY. 



Sectiox 
1. Corporation constituted. 
■2. Location of road. 

3. CapitaL 

4. Ton. 



Section 

5. First meeting. 

6. Time limited. 

7. Talves etTect. 



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

Section 1. That William G. Shattuck, Thomas S. Hitteiiger, corporation 
George W. Bridges, Walter F. Rockwood, James H. S. Tucker/''"^'^'"*"'^- 
Gilman P. HiifF, David Ilobart, Ira Daniels, Joseph A. Hall, 
William A. Hobart, Samuel Swett, Albert W. Corey, Charles 
E. Shattuck, and Charles A. Sticknej, their associates, succes- 
sors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation by the name of 
the Brookline Railroad Company, with the rights and privileges, 
liabilities and duties, granted by the laws of this state to railroad 
corporations. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is authorized and empowered Location of 
to locate, construct, and maintain a railroad not exceeding six 
rods in width, with the necessary additions for excavations and 
embankments, from some convenient point on Lake Potanopa in 
said Brookline to such a point on the state line of Massachusetts 
in said Brookline or Hollis as w^ould be passed over in the con- 
struction of a railroad on the most chrect and feasible route from 
said lake to a point at or near the station on the Worces- 
ter, IS'ashua, & Rochester Railroad, in the town of Pepperell 
in said state of Massachusetts, with the right to connect at said 
point on said state line with a branch that may be built from 
said point to said Worcester, ITashua, & Rochester Railroad at 
or near said station in said Pepperell, with the right to lease it- 
self to any railroad corporation in manner and form consistent 
with the laws of this state. 

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

Sect. 4. A toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all tou. 
persons and property which may be transported by said railroad, 
at such rates as may from time to time be determined by the 
board of directors, consistent with the laws of this state. 

Sect. 5. Any two of the lirst three named grantees may call Fi«"st meeting- 
the iirst meeting of said corporation, by publishing a notice of 
the time and place of the same in the "Hollis Times," or any 
newspaper published in Nashua, at least one week previous to 
the day of meeting. 

Sect. 6. This act shall be void, provided said railroad is not Time limited, 
constructed and completed within ten years from the passage of 
this bill. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take etfect upon its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



520 



Chapter 234. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 234 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEWFOUND LAKE STEAMBOAT CO. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Po-srers; may hold real and personal 

estate; toll. 



Section 

3. First meeting. 

4. Capital. 

5. Takes effect; subject to repeal. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Powers; may 
hold real anil 
personal 
estate; toll. 



First meetin£ 



Capital. 



Takes effect; 
subject to 
repeal. 



Section 1. That Ricliard W. Musgrove, Frank H. Lovejoy, 
John H. Brown, Ira A. Chase, David Mason, Benjamin F. Per- 
kins, Frank P. Fields, Cyrus Taylor, George H. Calley, Henry 
C. Whipple, and Charles H. Dickinson, their associates, suc- 
cessors, and assigns, be and they are hereby made a body corporate 
and politic by the name of the Newfound Lake Steamboat Co., 
and by that name may sue and be sued, and have and enjoy all 
the privileges and powers which by law are incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. This corporation is authorized to erect and maintain 
such wharves, warehouses, hotels, and other buildings as may be 
necessary, convenient, or desirable for conducting their business 
upon or about ]!^ewfound Lake, and is also authorized to build, 
maintain, and employ a steamboat or steamboats for the naviga- 
tion of ITewfound Lake for the transportation of passengers and 
freight, and for such other purposes as it may desire, and for that 
purpose may take, hold, and purchase real and personal pro- 
perty to an amount not exceeding in value at any one time fifty 
thousand dollars, and may manage and dispose of the same at 
pleasure, and atoll is herebj' granted to said corporation for their 
benefit on all passengers and property conveyed by it in any of 
the boats or vessels at such rates as may from time to time be 
agreed by the directors. 

Sect. 3. The seven persons first named in this act, or any 
three of them, may call the first meeting of this corporation by 
personal notice, or by publishing a notice in any newspaper pub- 
lished in Bristol or vicinity, ten days at least before such meet- 
ing, at which meeting, or any subsequent meeting, such oflicers 
and agents may be chosen, and such by-laws, not repugnant to 
the laws of this state, may be adopted, as may be thought proper 
by the corporation. 

Sect. 4. The amount of capital stock, not exceeding fifty 
thousand dollars, the number and par value of shares, shall be 
fixed in the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take eftect on its passage and may at 
any time be altered, amended, or repealed by the legislature 
whenever the public good shall reciuire it. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 235, 236. 521 



CHAPTER 235. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF LACONIA TO ESTABLISH A SYSTEM 
OF SEWERAGE AND TO FUND ITS INDEBTEDNESS OCCASIONED 
THEREBY. 



Section 
1. System of sewerage ; bonds; sinking 
fund. 



Sectiox 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The town of Laconia is hereby authorized, at any system of 
annual, bieunial, or special meeting, duly called for the purpose, bondstlmk- 
by a major vote of those present and votino;, to establish a^"°^""'^' 
system of sewerage and to hire money temporarily therefor, and 
to fund its indebtedness occasioned thereby by issuing bonds of 
such kinds and denominations, payable at such time and place, 
with interest annually or semi-annually at a rate not exceeding 
six per cent per annum in gold or other lawful currency, as by 
vote it may authorize, and to provide a sinking fund for the 
payment thereof, wdiich shall not be used for any other purpose. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 236. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF THE CHARTER OF THE COLBY ACADEMY 

OF NEW LONDON. 



Section 

1. Trustees. 

2. Rights and duties. 



Section 

3. Maj' hold real and personal estate. 

4. Takes effect. 



J3e it enacted by the Senate and Mouse of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That section second of the charter or act of incor- Trustees, 
poration be amended to read as follows : " That the number of 
trustees to be chosen by the corporation shall be twenty-four, 
seven of whom shall constitute a quorum, and that a majority of 
said twenty-four trustees shall be members in good standing of 
Baptist churches. " 

Sect. 2. Said trustees so elected shall constitute the corpora- Rights and 
tion as successors of the original corporation, and the rights, *^"^^*^^' 



522 



Chapters 236, 237. 



[1891. 



duties, and functions hitherto vested in the corporation shall 
hereafter vest in the board of trustees as such. 
May hold real Sect. 3. The Colby Academv of New London is hereby- 
authorized to take and hold real and personal estate to an 
amount not exceeding the sum of three hundred thousand 
dollars. 

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

[ApprovedM arch 31, 1891. J 



and personal 
estate 



Takes effect. 



CHAPTER 2 3 7. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
COURT INDIAN HEAD NO. 7462 OF THE ANCIENT ORDER OF 
FORESTERS IN NASHUA," 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Name 
changed. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That section 1 of the act entitled " An act to in- 
corporate Court Indian Head of the Ancient Order of Foresters 
in Kashua," approved September 2, 1887, be and is hereby 
amended by inserting after the word "Foresters" in the sixth 
line the words " of America," so that the section as amended 
shall read : " Jeremiah J. Doyle, John P. Morrill, James D. 
CoiFey, Thomas Bride, Charles H. Petit, Patrick J. Buckley, 
James H. Doyle, Joseph Dowling, and Augustin Morin, their 
associates and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic 
and corporate by the name of Court Indian Head ISTo. 7462 of 
the Ancient Order of Foresters of America, in IS'ashua, for such 
charitable and benevolent purposes as such corporation may 
from time to time designate, and sue and be sued, prosecute and 
defend to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby 
is vested with all the powers and privileges and made subject to 
all the liabilities of corporations of a similar nature." 

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

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 238, 239. 523 



CHAPTER 238. 

AN ACT CREATING AND ESTABLISHING A FIRE DISTRICT FOR THE 
VILLAGE OF NORTHWOOD NARROWS. 

Section I Section 

1. Fire district iintliorized. 3. Takes effect. 

2. May contract for water supply. I 

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

Section 1. That tlie village of Ilortliwoocl Narrows in the I'li-e district 
town of Northwood may become a tire district, the boundaries 
to be fixed by the selectmen, and said district shall be subject to 
the laws regulating fire districts. 

Sect. 2. Said fire district is hereby authorized and empow- May contract 
ered to make such contracts for a term of years with said aque- p°iy.^^ ^^ ^"^" 
duct company, for a supply of water and the establishment of 
hydrants, as may be authorized by vote of such district. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take eft'ect on its passage. ^^^^^^ «ffe^*- 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 239. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRANITE STATE MACHINE AND POWER 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Capital. 



Section 

4. By-laws. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That Thomas J. Walker, Stephen S. Jewett, Mil- corporation 
ton A. Powers, William A. Plummer, George A. Hatch, and '■°"''^'"'*^'^- 
Edgar C. Covell, their associates, successors, and assigns, shall be 
and hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name 
of the Granite State Machine and Power Company, for the pur- 
pose of manufacturing' machinery of various kinds and selling 
the same, of purchasing patent rights in machinery and various 
patented devices, and to manufacture, sell, and dispose of the 
same, to sell state, county, and town rights to manufacture under 
such patents as it may acquire, and rights to manufacture for a 



624 



Chapters 239, 240. 



[1891. 



Powers. 



Capital. 



By-laws. 



First meetlnj 



Takes effect. 



royalty, and for the purpose of doing a general business in 
brass, tin, lead, iron, or other materials and metals, and a gen- 
eral machine and mechanical business ; and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and 
execution, and are hereby vested with all the powers and privi- 
leges and made subject to all the liabilities incident to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. This corporation shall have power and authority to 
obtain, manage, and dispose of patents, letters patent, or rights, 
and to become the licensee under the patents of other compan- 
ies or persons, or the licensor of its own patent rights or inven- 
tions. It shall have the power and authority to obtain, manage, 
and dispose of real or personal estate to the amount of its 
capital stock. 

Sect. 3. This corporation is authorized and empowered to 
make its capital stock any amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, and issue its certificates in such sums, at such 
times, and upon such calls, as shall be deemed necessary for the 
best interests of the company. 

Sect. 4. This corporation shall have power and authority to 
make all necessary by-laws for the government of its afiairs. 

Sect. 5. Stephen S. Jewett and Thomas J, Walker may call 
the first meeting of the corporation by giving such notice to the 
other corporators as they may deem expedient, at which meeting 
any business may be transacted that may be deemed proper for 
the interest of the corporation. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 240. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TRUSTEES OF THE MILTON CLASSICAL 
INSTITUTE TO SELL AND CONVEY THE PROPERTY OF SAID INSTI- 
TUTE, AND DISPOSE OF THE PROCEEDS THEREOF. 



Section 
1. Sale and division of proceeds. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Sale and di- 
vision of pro- 
ceeds. 



Section 1. That Luther Hayes, Charles A. Jones, Brackett F. 
Avery, Andrew J. Eemick, George Lyman, George W. Tasker, 
and Charles H. Looney, trustees of the Milton Classical Insti- 
tute, be and are hereby authorized to sell and convey all the real 
and personal property of said Institute, and to divide the pro- 



1891.] 



Chapters2 40, 241. 



525 



ceeds of said sale equally between the Congregational Society 
and the Freewill Baptist Society, both of Three Ponds Village, 
so called, in the town of Milton. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 241. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF ROCHESTER. 



Section 

1. City constituted. 

2. Wards. 

3. City council. 

i. Scliool district. 

5. Powers of mayor and council. 

6. Representatives to General Court. 

7. Supervisors of check-lists. 

8. Check-lists posted. 

9. Revision of check-lists. 

10. Duties of ward clerk. 

11. One supervisor in each ward to de- 

cide contested cases. 

12. Annual meeting; terms of office. 

13. Ward officers. 

14. Mayor; duties; vacancy; salary. 

15. Councilmen; term of office. 

16. Manner of election. 
City clerk. 
Board of health. 
Board of assessors. 
School board. 



17. 
18. 
19. 
20. 



Section 

21. Board for the time being; manner of 

election of school board. 

22. One person to have general super- 

vision of schools; compensation. 

23. Other city officers. 

24. Council to fill vacancies. 

25. Tenure of office; removal. 

26. Police court. 

27. Justice and clerk to account. 

28. Water-works. 

29. City may purchase property of aque- 

duct company. 
80. May levy taxes and issue bonds. 

31. Adoption of act. 

32. Time of holding first annual meeting. 

33. Selectmen to appoint officers for first 

meeting. 

34. Selectmen to call first meeting. 

35. Return of votes; new election in cer- 

tain cases. 

36. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Seriate and House of Bejircscntatkes in Ge7ieral 
Court convened : 



Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Rochester, in tbe t-^jty consti- 
county of Strafford, shall continue to be a body corporate and 
politic under the name of the City of Rochester. 

Sect. 2. The said city of Rochester is hereby divided into six"^vaids. 
wards which shall be constituted as follows, namely : 

Ward No. 1 shall include all that part of said Rochester 
bounded northwesterly by the town lines of Farmington and 
Milton, northeasterly by the Salmon Falls river, southeasterly 
by the town line of Somersworth, and southwesterly by a line 
commencing on the Farmington town line at the road leading 
past the dwelling-house of J. E. Kimball, thence running south- 
easterly by said road past the dwelling-house of Leonard W. 
Smith to the Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway branch of the 
Boston & Maine Railroad, thence b}' said railroad southeasterly 
to its tirst intersection with the Wakefield road, thence southeast- 



526 Chapter 241. [1891. 

erly in a direct course to the Portland & Rochester Railroad at 
the culvert next northeasterly from the cellar over which 
formerly stood the dwelling-house of the late Ebenezer Jacobs, 
thence southeasterly in a direct course to the intersection of the 
old and new roads from Rochester Village to East Rochester, 
near the dwelling-house of Maynard Russell, thence by the 
center of said old road past the dwelling-house of Frank P. 
Wentworth to the Chamberlain road, thence by the Chamber- 
lain road (but excluding all inhabitants residing upon it) to the 
road from Rochester Village to Great Falls, thence by said road 
southeasterly to the easterly corner of the homestead farm of 
George D. Pike, thence southwesterly by said Pike's land to a 
point on a line with the Chamberlain road aforesaid, thence 
southeasterly on a line with said Chamberlain road to said 
branch of said Boston & Maine Railroad, thence by said railroad 
to the town line of Somersworth. 

Ward 'No. 2 shall include all that part of said Rochester 
bounded northwesterly by a line commencing on the Cochecho 
river at a passway on the northwesterly side of land of Victoria 
A. Hodgdon in Rochester village, thence by said passway 
northeasterly to the junction of Spring and Sheridan streets, 
thence by Spring street to Charles street at its junction with 
Knight street, thence by Knight street to Main street, thence by 
Main street to Winter street, thence by Winter street to Adams 
street, thence by Adams street to said old road leading from 
Rochester village to East Rochester, thence by said old road to 
the Chamberlain road aforesaid; northeasterly by the south- 
westerly bounds of Ward No. 1, including all inhabitants resid- 
ing upon said Chamberlain road ; southeasterly by the town line 
of Somersworth ; and southwesterly by a line commencing on the 
town line of Somersworth at the road leading from near the 
dwelling-house of John F. Young in said Rochester to Great 
Falls, thence running by said road to the old Dover road, thence 
by said old Dover road past the dwelling-house of James M. 
Murray and the homestead of the late Louis McDuffee north- 
westerly to the Worcester, Nashua & Rochester Railroad, but ex- 
cluding all inhabitants residing upon either of said roads, thence 
westerly by said railroad to the Cochecho river, thence north- 
westerly by said river to the passway aforesaid. 

Ward No. 3 shall include all that part of said Rochester 
bounded northwesterly by a line commencing on the town line 
of Barrington at the Dry Hill road, near the dwelling-house now 
or formerly of William Howard, thence running easterly in a 
direct course to the Meaderborough road on the northwesterly 
side of the dwelling-house of Charles V. Foss, thence easterly 
in a direct course to the junction of the French Hussey road, so 
called, with the lane leading to the dwelling-house of Walter S. 
Hussey, thence by said road northeasterly to the road leading 
past the French Catholic cemetery to the brickyard, thence to 
the Hurd brook and by said brook to the Cochecho river, and to 
the southwesterly bounds of Ward No. 2 ; northeasterly by said 
southwesterly bounds of Ward No. 2, and including all inhabi- 



1891.] Chapter 241. 527 

tants residin,^ upon the two roads herein described as forming in 
part said southwesterly bounds of Ward No. 2 ; southeasterly by 
the line between said Rocliester, Somersworth, and the city of 
Dover; and southwesterly by the town line of Barrington. 

Ward Iso. 4 shall include all that part of said Rochester 
bounded northwesterly by the town line of Farmington, north- 
easterly by a line commencing at the junction of the Hurd 
brook aforesaid with the Cochecho river, thence running north- 
erly by said river to Bridge street, thence by Bridge street 
northeasterl}' to Market street, thence westerly b}^ Market, Elm, 
and Walnut streets and the road leading to Meaderborough 
Corner to the road leading past the late residences of Benjamin 
Page and John S. Calef, thence by said last named road, and on 
a line with it, northwesterly to the Farmington town line ; south- 
easterly by the northwesterly bounds of Ward x^o. 3 ; and 
southwesterly b}' the town lines of Barrington and Straftbrd. 

Ward No. 5 shall include all that part of said Rochester 
bounded northwesterly by the town line of Farmington ; north- 
easterly by the southwesterly bounds of Ward No. 1 ; southeast- 
erly by aline commencing on the Portland & Rochester Railroad 
at its intersection with the southwesterly bounds of Ward No. 1, 
thence running southwesterly by said railroad to Autumn street, 
thence by Autumn street and Dodge's private way to jMarket 
street, thence by Market street to Bridge street to the bounds of 
Ward No. 4 ; and southwesterly by the northeasterly bounds of 
Ward No. 4, 

Ward No. 6 shall include all that part of said Rochester not 
embraced in the other wards as herein constituted. 

Sect. 3. The administration of all the fiscal, prudential, and city council, 
municipal affairs of said city, and the government thereof, shall 
be vested in one principal officer to be called the mayor, and one 
board consisting of eighteen members to be called the council, 
the members whereof shall be called councilmen, and the mayor 
and council shall sit and act together and compose one body, and 
in tlieir joint capacity shall be denominated the city council. 

Sect. 4. Said city shall also constitute one school district, and sriiooi ais- 
all school property owned or possessed by the two school districts 
in said town, or either of them, shall be vested in said city; and 
the administration of all fiscal and prudential aflairs of the 
school district hereby constituted shall be vested in the city 
council, excepting such as the administration of shall hereinafter 
be vested in a school board. 

Sect. 5. The mayor and council created by this act shall lowers of 
have all the powers, and do and perform, in reference to each oouncu'. 
other or otherwise, all the duties, which mayors, boards of 
aldermen, and common councils of cities are by law authorized 
or required to do and perform, either separately or otherwise ; 
and {dl provisions of statutes pertaining to the duties of boards 
of aldermen and common councils of cities, separately or other- 
wise, shall be construed to apply to the board of council created 
by this act, unless a diflerent intention appears. 



528 



Chapter 241. 



[1891. 



Kepresenta- 
tives to Gen- 
eral Court. 



Supervisors 
of check-lists. 



Check liats 
posted. 



Revision of 
check-lists. 



Duties of 
ward clerk. 



One supervi- 
sor in each 
ward to de- 
cide contested 
cases. 



Sect. 6. Each ward shall elect one representative to the 
General Court until such time as their constitutional rights shall 
entitle any to a greater number. 

Sect. 7. Each ward at every state biennial election shall 
choose, by ballot and plurality vote, one supervisor of check-lists, 
and the city council shall also on the Wednesday next following 
each state biennial election, by ballot and major vote, choose one 
supervisor of check-lists, who shall hold office for the term of 
two years. The persons thus chosen shall constitute a board of 
supervisors of check-lists of all the wards of the city, and the 
member chosen by the city council shall be chairman of the 
board. All vacancies occurring in the board shall be filled by 
the city council by ballot and major vote. 

Sect. 8. Said supervisors, having been first duly sworn to the 
faithful discharge of the duties of their office, and a certificate 
thereof recorded by the city clerk, shall, previous to every elec- 
tion, prepare, revise, and post up, in the manner required by 
law, an alphabetical list of the legal voters in each ward. In 
preparing said list they shall record in full the first or christian 
name of each voter, but may use initial letters to designate the 
middle name of any voter. 

Sect. 9. Said board shall be in session at such places as they 
shall designate, for the purpose of revising and correcting the 
lists of voters, four days for state and three days for other elec- 
tions, within the ten days next preceding the day of election, 
the first day of such sessions to be at least six days before the 
day of election, another to be within the week next preceding, 
and the last to be the day next preceding, the day of election, 
from nine o'clock in the forenoon till noon, and from two till 
five o'clock in the afternoon of each of said days ; and no name 
shall be added to said lists after the last meeting except such as 
iivdY have been left oft' through mistake, and not then unless the 
supervisor in attendance in any ward where such omission 
occurs clearly knew before the list was made out that the name 
thus omitted legally belonged upon it. In the preparation of 
said lists said board shall have all the power granted, and per- 
form all the duties prescribed, in sections five, six, and seven of 
chapter thirty of the General Laws. 

Sect. 10. Said supervisors shall deliver to the clerk of each 
ward an attested copy of the list of voters in his ward, prepared 
and corrected as aforesaid before the hour of meeting, and said 
clerks shall use such lists, and no others, at the elections in said 
wards; and the clerk of each ward shall, within one hour after 
the adjournment of such meeting, pass said lists and also all 
ballots cast thereat, legally sealed, inscribed, attested, and 
directed, into the hands of the supervisor in attendance, who 
shall within twenty-four hours thereafter pass them, sealed and 
unchanged, to the city clerk, to be preserved as required by law. 

Sect. 11, The chairman of said board, with the advice and 
consent of the other members, shall, at every election, select one 
of their number to serve in each ward, whose duty shall be to 



1891.] Chapter 241. 529 

decide such contested cases as may arise by reason of the omis- 
sions specified in section nine of this act. 

Sect. 12. The meeting of the inhabitants of said city for the Annual meet- 
choice of such other city, ward, and town officers as are elected oflc'e^^^™* °* 
by the people shall be held annually on the first Tuesday of 
December ; and their election shall be by ballot, and the terms 
of their respective offices shall commence on the first Wednes- 
da}^ of January next following such election. 

Sect. 13. At each annual election a moderator and town clerk wani officers, 
shall be chosen by and from the qualified voters of each ward, 
who shall hold their respective offices for the term of one year ; 
and at the first annual election after the adoption of this act 
three selectmen shall be chosen by and from the qualified voters 
of each ward to serve, one for the term of one year, one for the 
term of two years, and one for the term of three years; and at 
each annual election thereafter one selectman shall be chosen by 
and from the legal voters of each w\ard to serve for the term of 
three years. All vacancies in any of said offices in any ward 
shall be filled by the city council. 

Sect. 14. The mayor shall be chosen annually, and shall have Mayor; du- 
a negative upon all the actions of the council to which his veto laiai-y.^'^^'^^^' 
power would extend had the city government herein constituted 
provided for a board of aldermen. He shall also preside in the 
meetings of the city council, but shall have no vote except in 
case of an equal division. Whenever the mayor shall be absent 
or disabled by sickness or otherwise, or whenever the office of 
mayor shall become vacant by death, resignation, or otherwise, 
the council may choose one of their numbers to be chairman, 
who shall have all the powers and perform all the duties of the 
mayor during his absence or disability, and in case of a vacancy 
until a mayor shall be elected and qualified to fill it. The mayor 
shall receive an annual salary'- of two hundred dollars, to be paid 
him at stated periods out of the city treasury, and said salary 
shall be in full for services of every kind rendered by him in the 
discharge of all duties pertaining to his office. 

Sect. 15. At the first annual election after the adoption of thisCojJ^'icym^n; 
act three councilmen shall be chosen by and from the qualified 
voters of each ward to serve, one for one year, one for two years, 
and one for three years, and at each annual election thereafter 
one councilman shall be chosen by and from the qualified voters 
of each ward to serve for the term of three years. 

Sect. 16. In balloting for city, school, and ward officers, the ^f:|"ner of 
ballots for so many of said ofiicers as are then to be voted for, or ^ *" 
so many of them as the voters determine to vote for, shall be 
given in on one ticket or list with the respective offices desig- 
nated against the name of each person voted for, and, at the 
first annual election under this act, with the length of the term 
of service of each of the selectmen and councilmen indicated 
upon the ballots. 

Sect. 17. The mayor and council shall annually, on the first «^''ycierk. 
Wednesday of January, meet for the purpose of taking the 

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530 Chapter 241. [1891. 

oaths of their respectiv^e offices ; and when so met the}- shall 
elect a city clerk, who shall also be clerk of the city council. 
Board of Sect. 18. The city council first elected under this act shall, 

in the month of January, and as soon after their first meeting 
as convenient, elect three persons, legal voters of said citj', to 
constitute a board of health, to serve, one for one year, one for 
two years, and one for three years ; and thereafter, they shall 
annually, in the month of January, and after the first Wednes- 
day therein, elect one such person to serve on said board for the 
term of three years. Elections shall be so made that at least one 
member of said board shall be a physician. 
Sssors"^ -'^s- Sect. 19. The city council first elected under this act shall, 
in the month of January, and as soon after their first meeting as 
convenient, elect three persons, legal voters of said city, to con- 
stitute a board of assessors, one to serve for the term of one 
year, one for the term of two years, and one for the term of 
three years ; and thereafter they shall annually, in said month 
and after the first Wednesday therein, elect one such person to 
serve as a member of said board for the term of three years. 
School board. Sect. 20. The general management and control of the public 
schools in said city, and of the buildings and property pertaining 
thereto, shall be vested in a school board consisting of nine 
members, each to serve for the term of three years from the 
second Wednesday of January next after their respective elec- 
tions under this act, and who shall have the powers, perform the 
duties, and be subject to the liabilities pertaining to school boards 
of towns, except wherein a different intention herein appears ; 
but all bills, notes, and demands, made or contracted for school 
purposes, shall be paid from the city treasury. 
Board for the Sect. 21. The members serving upon the town school board, 
mamu'Tof' and also those serving upon the board of education of school 
sciK)*o?board district ISTo. 8 in said town at the time of the first annual election 
under this act shall, together, constitute the school board herein 
provided for, and shall continue members thereof until the 
second Wednesday of January of the years in which their re- 
spective terms of office would expire should this act not be 
adopted. And for the further continuance of said school board, 
one member thereof shall be elected by the city council annu- 
ally between the first and second Wednesdays of January, and 
members thereof shall be elected by wards as follows : At the 
first annual election after the adoption of this act, and at every 
third annual election thereafter, wards one and two shall each 
elect one member ; at the second annual election after said 
adoption, and at every third annual election thereafter, wards 
three and four shall each elect one member ; and at the third 
annual election after said adoption, and at every third annual 
election thereafter, wards five and six shall each elect one mem- 
ber, and a residence within either of the wards electing shall not 
One person to t»e ucccssary to eligibility for the office. 

have general Sect. 22. Said scliool board may elect one person to visit, and, 
^Whdo]sf under their direction, to have the general supervision of the 
li^^^'"^^^' schools. He shall make an annual report at such time as the 



1891.] Chapter 211. 531 

board shall determine, shall report his proceedings and the con- 
dition and progress of the schools as often, and in such manner, 
as they may require, and perform such other duties as the 
board may direct, and as are not repugnant to the laws of the 
state, and shall receive such compensation as the school board 
shall determine. 

Sect. 23. The city council shall elect a collector of taxes, other city 
city treasurer, city solicitor, city physician, street commissioner, 
a chief engineer and assistant engineers of the fire department, 
and elect or appoint all other officers necessary for the good gov- 
ernment of the city, not otherwise provided for, in such manner 
and for such terms as the city council shall by ordinance deter- 
mine. 

Sect. 24. All vacancies occurring in any city or school office, council to su 
except that of mayor and councilmen, shall be seasonably tillecP'^'^"^"^^^^- 
for the unexpired term by the city council, unless herein other- 
wise directed, and shall be filled by election unless an office 
originally filled by appointment. 

Sect. 25. The choice of all officers herein required to be Tenure of of- 
elected by the city council shall be by ballot and major vote, the^^*^' '"emovai. 
length of the term of service of each member of the boards of 
health and assessors first elected being indicated ujDon the 
ballots; and all city officers whose terms of office are herein 
specified, and all whose terms may be specified by ordinance, 
shall hold their respective offices during such specified terms and 
until their respective successors are elected, or appointed, and 
qualified ; but all such officers, excepting those elected by the 
qualified voters of the city or of wards, and the members of the 
school board, shall be removable at the pleasure of the city 
council. 

Sect. 26. The police court of the town of Rochester, as now PoUce court, 
existing and constituted, is hereby continued and established as 
the police court of the city of Rochester, and shall hereafter be 
denominated the police court of the city of Rochester. And all 
precepts, civil and criminal, which by law^ are made returnable 
to, or which may be instituted and pending before, said police 
court of the town of Rochester, when this act shall take eftect, 
shall be heard and determined before said court under the name 
of the police court of the city of Rochester, and all money 
payable by said ])olice court of the town of Rochester to said 
town shall be paid to the city of Rochester. 

Sect. 27. The justice and clerk of said court shall, once in justice and 
three months, render to the city treasurer an account, under cJfu,^.^*^ *°' 
oath, of all fees and costs by them received or receivable, and 
shall, at the time aforesaid, pay over to said treasurer all fees 
and costs received. 

Sect. 28. All the powers conferred upon said town by chap- waterworks, 
ter 242 of the laws of JSTew Hampshire, ajiproved August 17, 1881, 
authorizing and empowering it to construct and maintain water- 
works for the purpose of sup})lying Rochester Village with fresh 
water, shall vest in said city of Rochester; and said city is here- 
by also authorized and empowered to extend said water-works, 



532 



Chapter 241. 



[1891. 



City may pur 
chase prop- 
erty of aque- 
duct com- 
pany. 



May levy 
taxes and is- 
sue bonds. 



Adoption of 
act. 



Time of liold 
ing first an- 
nual meeting 



Selectmen to 
appoint ofH- 
eers for first 
meeting. 



or construct others so as to in like manner furnish the villages 
of East Eochester and Gonic therein with an adequate supply of 
fresh water ; and for this latter purpose said city shall be subject 
to all the duties and ha.ve all the rights and powers contained in 
said chapter in reference to supplying Rochester Village there- 
with. 

Sect. 29. Said city is authorized to acquire by purchase the 
stock, property, rights, and franchise of the Rochester Aqueduct 
and Water Company, provided it can do so at a fair and reason- 
able price, and to make it a portion of the system of water- 
works provided for in the preceding section of this act. 

Sect. 30. Said city is authorized to levy taxes to defray the 
expenses of said water-works, and to borrow money, not exceed- 
ing in the whole the sum of two hundred thousand dollars, and 
to'issue the notes, bonds, or other obligations of the city there- 
for, payable at such time or times, and on such interest, as the 
city council, at a legal meeting, shall determine, and such bonds 
and notes or other obligations shall be legal and binding on said 
city. 

Sect. 31. The cjuestion of the adoption of this act shall be 
submitted to the legal voters of said town at a meeting thereof 
legally called. The vote shall be taken by ballot and the polls 
shall be opened for that purpose at nine o'clock in the forenoon, 
and, after the election and qualification of the moderator of said 
meeting, they shall continue open not less than five hours, and 
the aflirmative votes of a majority of the voters present and 
voting thereon shall be required for its adoi)tion. 

If at any meeting so held this act shall fail to be thus adopted,, 
it may, at the expiration of three months from any such pre- 
vious meeting, be again thus submitted for adoption, but not 
after the period of two years from the passage hereof. 

Sect. 32. If this act shall be adopted in the month of Novem- 
ber and subsequent to the Tuesday next following the first Mon- 
day thereof, then the first meeting under it for the election of 
ward, city, and school officers, excepting supervisors of check- 
lists, shall be held on the first Tuesday of the second succeeding 
December, but if said adoption shall occur at any other period of 
the year, then said first meeting shall be held on the first Tuesday 
of the December next succeeding such adoption. 

Sect. 33. After the adoption of this act the selectmen of said 
town shall seasonably appoint four persons, legal voters in said 
town, two from each of the two leading political parties of the 
town, who, after being duly sworn to the faithful performance of 
their duties, shall, together with the supervisors of check-lists 
then in office in said town, constitute a board of supervisors of 
check-lists as provided for in this act, and shall elect one of their 
members chairman. 

Said board shall, for the purpose of the first election under 
this act, seasonably prepare, revise, and post up, in the manner 
required by law and according to the provisions of this act, an 
alphabetical list of the legal voters in each ward, and shall have 
and continue to have the~ powers and perform the duties of said 



1891.] Chapter 241. 533 

supervisors until others are elected and qualified in their stead. 
Said selectmen shall also seasonably appoint a moderator, clerk, 
and three selectmen in and for each ward and from the leo'al 
voters thereof, who shall, after being duly sworn to the faithful 
performance of their duties, have the powers and perform the 
duties of their respective offices at the first annual election under 
this act, and until others are elected and qualified in their 
stead. 

Sect. 34. After said adoption the selectmen of said town, for selectmen to 
the purpose of said first annual election, shall seasonably call aing,^^'*'^'"®®** 
meeting of the legal voters of each ward for the choice of all 
ward, city, and school officers then to be chosen, at some con- 
venient place to be designated in their warrant, and within the 
respective wards, and said meeting shall be called in the same 
manner as town meetings are called by selectmen. 

Sect. 35. The returns of votes provided by law to be made to Return of 

votes ' new 

the city clerk shall, at said first annual election, be made to election in 
said selectmen, who shall forthwith perform all the duties jq certain cases, 
relation thereto which are herein assigned to the mavor and 
council and city clerk respectively ; and if no mayor shall have 
been chosen at said first annual election, then said selectmen 
shall forthwith, in manner aforesaid, call another meeting of the 
voters of each ward, and in relation to the returns thereof shall 
perform all the duties assigned them in this section, and the 
same proceedings shall be had and repeated until a mayor is 
elected. They shall also select and provide a suitable place for 
the first meeting of the city council, and shall seasonably notify 
the members thereof of the place selected. 

Sect. 36. So much of this act as authorizes the submission of Takes eflfect. 
the question of its adoption to the legal voters of said town shall 
take efiiect upon its passage, but it shall not take further effect 
unless adopted by said voters as herein provided. When so 
ado})ted it shall take eftect as to the election of ward, city, and 
school officers under it, and for other purposes when said ward 
and cit}' officers enter upon their respective duties. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



534 



Chapter 242. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 242 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE VULCAN MACHINE COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constitutecl. 

2. Powers. 

3. Capital. 



Skction 

4. By-laws. 

5. First meeting 

6. Talces effect. 



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



Powers. 



StitutlT Section 1. That E. J. Knowlton, Alonzo Elliott, Cliauncy B. 
Littlefield, Thos. F. Harkin, Geo. W. Prescott, Geo. H. Stearns,. 
Harry S. Dodge, Frank Cummings, C. E. Stearns, Geo. A. 
Campbell, J. Oscar Burbank, and John H. Willey, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, shall be and hereby are made a 
body politic and coi'porate, by the name of The Vulcan Machine 
Company, for the purpose of manufacturing and selling a patent 
lamp filler collar, of selling state, county, and town rights tO' 
manufacture, and rights to manufacture for a royalty, and for 
the purpose of doing a general manufacturing business in brass, 
tin, lead, iron, zinc, or other metals; and by that name may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and are hereby vested with all the powers and privileges 
and made subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of 
a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. This corporation shall have power and authority to 
obtain, manage, and dispose of patents, letters patent, or rights, 
and to become the licensee under the patents of other companies 
or persons, or the licensor of its own patent rights or inven- 
tions. 

It shall have the power and authority to obtain, manage, and 
dispose of T)ersonal or real estate to an amount equal to its capi- 
tal stock. It shall have the power and authority to carry on its 
business in any state or territory of the United States, subject 
always to tlie laws thereof, and may do all and everj^ act neces- 
sary and convenient for the purposes contemplated by this 
charter. 

Sect. 3. This corporation is authorized and empowered to 
make its capital stock any amount not exceeding five hundred 
thousand dollars, and issue its certificates in such sums, at such 
times, and upon such calls as shall be deemed necessary for the 
best interests of the company. 

Sect. 4. This corporation shall have power and authority to 
make all necessary by-laws for the government of its affairs. 
First meeting. Sect. 5. E. J. Kuowltou, Alouzo Elliott, Thos. F. Harkin, or 
any two of them, may call the first meeting of said corporation 
by giving each of these associates named herein notice in writ- 
ing of the meeting at least seven days prior thereto. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



Capital. 



By-laws. 



Takes effect. 



1891.] 



Chapter 243. 



535 



CHAPTER 243. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



SECTION 

1. Ward clivicletl and new ward consti- 

tuted. 

2. Representatives to General Court. 



Section 

3. Mayor and aldermen to appoint ward 

officers. 

4. First election. 

5. Repealing clause; takes effect. 



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



Section 1. That so much of ward Is'o. 8 in the city of Man- \A^ard divided 
Chester as lies northerly of the center line of Conant street ex- coustiTuted.^'^ 
tended from the Merrimack river to the Piscatoquog river is 
hereby severed from said ward No. 8 and made and constituted 
a separate ward, to be known as ward ISTo. 9, with all the powers 
and privileges given by law to wards in said city. 

Sect. 2. Said ward Xo. 9, having more than forty -two liundred Representa- 
inhabitants, may elect four representatives to the General Court, erai court, 
and ward ISJ'o. 8, having more than three thousand inhabitants, 
may elect three representatives to the General Court, until a new 
census of said wards shall be taken by authority of this state or 
of the United States. 

Sect. 3. The mayor and aldermen of said city of Manchester, Mayor and 
after the passage of this act, shall appoint from the inhabitants ajjpohit^ward 
of said ward No. 9, three selectmen, a ward clerk, a moderator, officers. 
and an inspector of check-lists for said ward, who shall perform 
the duties prescribed by law for such officers until others are 
chosen and qualified in their stead. 

Sect. 4. The fost election for ward and other officers in said First election, 
ward No. 9 shall be hoklen at the time of the next general 
election in said city, and the present ward and city officers of 
ward No. 8 shall hold and exercise their respective offices dur- 
ing the term for which they were elected. 

Sect. 5. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this ^ct i,^cpe'^Vl\ 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- ciiect. ' 
sage. 

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



536 



Chapters 244, 245. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 244. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING AND CONFIRMING THE VOTES OF THE COUNTY 
CONVENTION OF THE COUNTY OF STRAFFORD AT A SPECIAL MEET- 
ING HELD IN DOVER, OCTOBER 30 AND 31, 1889, RELATING TO 
BORROWING MONEY AND ISSUING BONDS. 



Section 
1. Votes legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Votes legal- 
ized. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That the votes of the county conventions of the 
county of Stratford, at a special meeting held in Dover on the 
30th and 31st days of October, 1889, purporting to authorize the 
borrovsdng money and the issuing of bonds, be and the same 
hereby are legalized, ratified, and contirmed, and bonds to the 
amount of seventy-five thousand dollars issued are binding obli- 
gations of said county. 

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

[Approved March 31, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 245. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE STORER POST NO. 1, GRAND ARMY OF THE 
REPUBLIC, DEPARTMENT OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted; may hold 
real estate. 



Section 

2. First meeting. 

3. Subiect to repeal; takes effect. 



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

Corporation SECTION 1. That Marcus M. Collis, George E. Hodgdon, 
may hofd^'reai Joscpli R. Curtis, Henry S. Paul, John McCaflery, and Charles 
estate. ]S{, Osgood, their associates and successors, be and hereby are 

made a body politic and corporate by the name of Storer Post 
No. 1, Grand Army of the Republic, Department of New Hamp- 
shire, at Portsmouth, in said state, for such charitable and be- 
nevolent 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 the powders and privileges and subject to all the liabilities of 
corporations of a similar nature, and may take and hold real and 



1891. 



Chapters 245. 246. 



537 



personal estate by donation, lease, or otherwise, for the purposes 
of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding fifty thousand 
dollars, and may sell, use, lease, and dispose of the same at 
pleasure, and may make and establish such by-laws and regula- 
tions as may be necessary for the purposes of this act. 

Sect, 2. The said corporators, or anyone of them, may call ^"^^™^^^'"^" 
the first meeting of said cor2:>oration at such time and place as 
they may deem expedient, and in such manner as they may 
think proper. 

Sect. 3. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
whenever the public good may require it, and this act shall takefe^ct.'*'''^*^^" 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 24 6. 



AN 



ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH CONWAY LOAN AND BANKING 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constitutecl. 

2. Capital; maj- hold real estate. 

3. Taxation. 

4. By-laws. 



Section 
5. Sbareholders not liable. 
G. Supervision by bank commissioners. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Takes eflfect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Bepresentatires in General 
Gourt convened: 

Section 1. That Lycurgus Pitman, James A. Carlton, F. B. torpor anon 
Osgood, Alfred Eastman, (r. W. M. Pitman, iST. W. Pease, J. L. 
Gibson, L. W. Brock, Stephen Mudgett, H. S. Mudgett, W. M. 
Wyman, F. W. Russell, Hiram H. Dow, J. L. Binford, R. W. 
Weeks, L. J. Ricker, George A. Wagg, F. L. Mason, Wm. D. 
Tasker, M. L. Mason, C. J. Poole, Alpheus Furber, S. C. Hill, 
M. C. Wentworth, C. W. Gray, George H. Morey, and William 
Pitman, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby 
are made a body corporate by the name of the IN^orth Conway 
Loan and Banking Company, to be located at ISTorth Conwa}^, in 
this state, with authority to have and execute all the powers and 
privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature, for the 
purpose of prosecuting the business of a safe deposit and trust 
company, to receive on deposit, or for safe-keeping, money or 
other valuables; the funds of trustees, guardians, administrators, 
or others ; to act as trustees for individuals and corporations, 
whether by appointment by will, by the courts, or otherwise ; 
and oflicially, under appointment by the courts of this or other 
states, to act as financial agents, to make and negotiate loans for 
itself and others, or otherwise, to loan, borrow, and deal in 
money and securities, and do a general banking business. 



538 Chapters 246, 247. [1891. 

Capital; may Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of iifty 

estate!^ thoiisaiicl dollars, divided into shares of one liiindred dollars 
each, with authority to increase its capital to one hundred thou- 
sand dollars, and may acquire and hold real estate for its own 
use to the value of ten thousand dollars, exclusive of such real 
estate as may be taken in good faith for indebtedness, or held as 
security. Said corporation shall not begin business until the sum 
of fifty thousand dollars shall have been paid in in cash, and no 
certificate of shares shall be issued until the par value of the 
same has been fully paid, and a certificate thereof shall have been 
filed in the ofiice of the secretary of state, verified by the oath 
of the directors. 

Taxation. Sect. 3. The provisious of law, now or hereafter in force, 

governing the taxation of the capital stock in banks and deposits 
in savings banks, shall apply to this company. 

By-laws. Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting duly holden, may 

adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of 
this state, as may be necessary for the management of its busi- 
ness. 

shareholders gj,(.^_ 5^ rphc private property of shareholders shall not be 
liable for the debts of the company. 

Supervision Sect. 6. The affkirs of this company shall be under the super- 

dv ufiiiii coin." JL t/ i 

missioners. visiou and coutrol of the bank commissioners, who shall examine 
its books and securities, make the same reports upon its condi- 
tion, and receive the same pa}^ for their services from the state, 
as provided in the case of savings banks. 

Sect. 7. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting 
of the corporation by notice in writing to each grantee at least 
one week before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



First meetint 



Takes effect. 



CHAPTER 247. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BARTLETT TRUST AND BANKING 

COMPANY. 

Section i Section 

1. Corporation constituted. ! f>. Shareholders not liable. 

2. Capital stock; may hold real estate. fi. .Supervision by bank commissioners. 

3. Taxation. I 7. First meeting. 

4. By-laws. I 8. Takes effect. 

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

Corporation SECTION 1. That Arthur L. ^leserve, Perley IST. Watson, Clar- 

consiituted. ^^^_^^ ^ Gcorgc, W. H. Yatcs, W. Rounds, Edgar A. Stevens, 

Mark AY. Pierce, George W. Darling, William G. Ayer, Henry 

M. Rideout, Frank George, H. L. Towle, Joseph 0. George, W. 

S. George, C. F. Koyes, George K. Howard, Frank H. Morgan, 



1891.] Chapter 247. 539 

James H. Mead, John R. Gillis, Ebon O. Garland, Georo;e T. 
Wilson, Sanford E. Whitton, Xathan H. French, E. M. Young, 
Jose^^h P. Powers, H. P. Ricliards, G. Morgan, Willis A. Page, 
ITelson C. Brooks, Freeman C. Stillings, Daniel D. Carlton, John 
Snow, Edward Ground, Otis H. Smith, Herbert W. Blanchard, 
H. P. Dearborn, John L. Pendexter, F. H. Bartlett, George 
W. M. Pitman, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and 
hereby are made a body corporate by the name of the Bartlett 
Trust and Banking Company, to be located in Bartlett, in this 
state, with authority to have and execute all the powers and 
privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature, for the 
purpose of prosecuting the business of a safe deposit and trust 
company, to receive on deposit, or for safe-keeping, money or 
other valuables, the funds of trustees, guardians, administrators. 
or others ; to act as trustees for individuals and corporations, 
whether by appointment by will, by the courts, or otherwise ; 
and officially, under appointment by the courts of this or other 
states, to act as financial agents, to make and negotiate loans for 
itself and others, or otherwise ; to loan, borrow, and deal in 
money and securities, and to do a general banking business. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of fifty capital stock; 
thousand dollars, divided into shares of not less than fifty dollars esmte.° 
each, with authority to increase its capital to one hundred thou- 
sand dollars ; and may acquire and hold real estate for its own 
use to the value of ten thousand dollars, exclusive of such real 
estate as may be taken in good faith for indebtedness, or held as 
security. Said corporation shall not begin business until the 
sum of fifty thousand dollars shall have been paid in in cash, and 
no certificate of shares shall be issued until the par value of the 
same has been fully paid, and a certificate thereof shall have 
been filed in the office of the secretary of state, verified by the 
oath of the directors. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of law% now or hereafter in force, gov- '^i^^fition. 
erning the taxation of the capital stock in banks and deposits in 
savings banks, shall apply to this company. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting dul}- holden, may ■'^^'"^^^^• 
adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws 
of this state, as may be necessary for the management of its 
business. 

Sect. 5. The private property of shareliolders shall not be siiarehoideis 
liable for the debts of the compan3^ 

Sect. 6. The afiairs of this company shall be under the super- f"pei'«^isio» 

1 J. 1 x- i.1 1 1 '^ . "^ . , , ,-, ^. bybankcom- 

vision and control ot the bank commissioners, who shall examine missioners. 
its books and securities, make the same reports upon its condi- 
tion, and receive the same pay for their services from the state, as 
provided in the case of savings banks. 

Sect. 7. Any tliree of the grantees may call the first meeting First meeting, 
of the cor[)oration by notice in writing to each grantee at least 
one week before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take efi'ect on its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



540 



Chapter 248. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 2 48. 



AT^ ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ARCHER FUEL COMPANY, 



Sectiox 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. May take out, purchase, and sell let- 

ters patent. 



Section 

4. Maj- hold real and personal estate. 

5. Capital. 

6. First meeting ; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Powers. 



May take out, 
purchase, and 
sell letters 
patent. 



Ma J- hold real 
and personal 
estate. 



Capital. 



Section 1, Daniel W. Johnson, Person C. Cheney, George B. 
Chandler, Henry M. Putney, Warren F. Daniell, M, L. Morrison, 
Joseph L, Stevens, B. Frank Brown, Charles H. Carpenter, 
Henry B. Qiiinby, Perry H. Dow, Frank P. Carpenter, Joseph 
W. Hildreth, J. G. Dearborn, Charles H. Fish, Joseph W. 
Fellows, Walter S. Holt, ITathan P. Hunt, Person C. Laselle, 
their successors and associates, are made a body corporate and 
politic by the name of the Archer Fuel Company, and are vested 
with all the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties 
and liabilities of corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. This corporation is authorized and empowered to 
engage in and carry on the business of converting oil into gas 
for heating, lighting, and mechanical purposes; to deal in, 
supply, and utilize it, and employ such chemical and other 
agencies, materials, and apparatus as shall be useful ; and to pro- 
cure and establish such plants and provide such buildings, 
machinery, and appliances as may be necessary and convenient 
for the objects of its business. 

Sect. 3. This corporation is authorized and empowered to 
procure such letters patent or patents from the government of 
the United States or any foreign government, and to purchase 
from other parties such patents or letters patent as may be, 
deemed useful in the transaction of its business, and to sell and 
assign the same at pleasure. It may become the licensee, and 
transact business as such, and it may become the licensor of its 
own patents or letters patent, and have all the powers of a 
natural person in the transaction of its business. 

Sect. 4. This corporation may take by purchase, and hold, im- 
prove, operate, and dispose of, real or personal property necessary 
in the transaction of the business of the corporation, and to an 
amount in value not exceeding its capital stock. 

Sect. 5. This corporation is authorized and empowered to fix 
and establish its capital stock at any amount not exceeding three 
hundred thousand dollars, which shall be divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars each, and may be issued in such amounts, 
and upon such calls, and at such times as the directors shall de- 
termine. 



1891.] Chapters 248, 249, 250. 541 

Sect. 6. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting First meetiug; 
of the corporation by publishing a notice containing the time, 
place, and purposes of the meeting, at least ten clays before the 
same, in some newspaper published in the city of Manchester, 
ITew Hampshire ; and this act shall take eifect from its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 249. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE STATE MUTUAL FIRE INSURANCE 

COMPANY. 

Section | Section 

1. Name changed. | 3. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. The State Mutual Fire Insurance Company, a cor- ^^™|e(j_ 
poration established under the laws of this state, shall hereafter 
be known as the State Dwelling-House Insurance Company. 

Sect. 2. This act takes effect on the first day of May, 1891. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 250. 

AN ACT entitled " AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION ONE, CHAPTER 
ONE HUNDRED AND TWENTY-SIX OF THE LAWS OF 1873, RELATING 
TO THE AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE HEDDING CAMP 
MEETING ASSOCIATION." 



Section 
1. Amount of real and personal estate 
increased; proviso. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it eiuictcd by the Senate and House of JRepresentatives in Gc7ieral 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That section one of chapter one hundred and Amount oi 
twenty-six of the Laws of 1873 be amended by striking out the simarestuur 
word " ten " from the fourth line between the words " exceeding " pi-oy^o*;'' ' 
and " thousand," and inserting the word " twenty-five " in lieu 
thereof, and by striking out the words " instead of five thousand 
dollars as now provided for in the original act of incorporation " 



542 



Chapters 250, 251. 



[1891. 



Takes effect. 



from tlie fourth and fifth lines, between the words " dollars " and 
"and," so that as amended it will read: "Section 1. That the 
Hedding Camp Meeting Association may take and hold real and 
personal estate by deed, donation, bequest, or otherwise, for the 
purpose of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding twenty- 
five thousand dollars, and may sell, convey, or otherwise dispose 
of the same at pleasure, and the said real and personal estate so 
held by said corporation shall be exempt from taxation : provided, 
that no cottage whatever, nor any building rented or leased to 
tenants, shall be exempt from taxation." 

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

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 251 



AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE REAL ESTATE 
IMPROVEMENT COMPANY." 

Section ; Section 

1. Corporation constituted. > 4. First meeting. 

2. CaDital; return of treasurer; taxation. [ 5. Takes effect. 

3. Treasurer may execute deeds. j 

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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital ; re- 
turn of treas- 
urer ; 
taxation. 



Section 1. That George B. Chandler, Abraham P. Olzendam, 
Herman F. Straw, Moody Currier, Person C. Cheney, Benjamin 
C. Dean, Henry Chandler, Lucien B. Clough, John C. French, 
David B. Varney, Elijah M. Toplifi", John M. Chandler, Charles 
L. Richardson, George W. Riddle, Edward M. Slayton, Walter 
M. Parker, Henry M. Putney, Joseph C. Moore, John B. 
Yarick, Henry C. Merrill, Edward W. Harrington, Thomas R. 
Yarick, Andrew Bunton, Frank Dowst, and Alpheus Gay, their 
associates and successors, be and they are hereby incorporated and 
made a body politic by the name of The Real Estate Improvement 
Company, to be located at Manchester in said state, and as 
such may have and exercise all the powers and privileges inci- 
dent to corporations of a similar nature, with authority to ac- 
quire, hold, lease, mortgage, and dispose of real estate ; to erect 
buildings ; to improve property ; to borrow money, give notes, 
and issue bonds not exceeding sixty per centum of the value of 
its real estate, and secure the payment thereof by mortgage of 
its real estate. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of this corporation shall be fifty 
thousand dollars, divided into five hundred shares of one hun- 
dred dollars each, with the right to increase the same from time 
to time to a sum not exceeding five hundred thousand dollars, 



1891.] Chapters 251, 252. 543 

which capital stock, together with any money received by said 
corporation from sale of bonds and notes, shall be invested in 
real estate ; and the treasurer of this corporation shall make an 
annual return, under oath, upon the first day of April, showing 
the amount of capital stock paid in, with a list of stockholders 
and their residences and number of shares held by each, and the 
value of real estate owned by this corporation in this state. 

And in lieu of all other taxes upon said capital stock, said cor- 
poration shall pay one per cent annually to the state treasury 
upon any excess of the amount of capital stock over the value 
of real estate owned by this corporation in this state, and the 
state treasurer shall distribute such tax in the same manner as 
the tax on savings bank deposits. 

Sect. 3. To facilitate the business of this corporation in re- Treasurer 
spect to real estate improvements, it is authorized to execute Kis*!'^^^"*^ 
deeds, mortgages, and other conveyances of real estate in the 
name of this corporation, by its treasurer, under a common seal 
of the corporation, with the written consent or approval of two 
of its directors. 

Sect. 4. George B. Chandler, Lucien B. ('lough, and John C. Fust meetjug. 
French, or any two of them, may call the first meeting of the 
grantees of this corporation by notice sent by mail, or published 
in some newspaper published in Manchester aforesaid, five days 
previous to such meeting. 

Sect. 5. This act sball take effect from and after its passao-e Takes effect. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] "^ ' 



CHAPTER 252. 

AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE HOMESTEAD OF 
SAMUEL TRUETT, NAPOLEON SEBRA, JAMES E. FITZGERALD, AND 
PETER MORRIS FROM THE TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT, AND ANNEX 
SAID PRExMISES TO SCHOOL DISTRICT NUMBER TWENTY IN THE 
CITY OF CONCORD, FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES." 

Section I section 

1. Homesteads severed and annexed. 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That the homestead of Samuel Truett, Xapoleon Homestead 
Sebra, James E. Fitzgerald, and Peter Morris be and hereby are anne'x''cd'"" 
disanncxed from the town school district in the city of Con- 
cord, and the said premises are hereby annexed to school district 
number twenty of said city, for school purposes. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eftect on and after its passage. Takes effect 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



and 



544 



Chapter 253. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 253. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 152 OF THE LAWS OF 1877, 
ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ROCHESTER AQUEDUCT 
AND WATER COMPANY." 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2. May exteml its system and issue 

bonds. 



Section 

3. Town may purchase propei'ty of cor- 

poration; dissenting stockholders. 

4. Repealing clause ; takes effect. 



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



Name 
changed. 



May extend 
its system and 
issue bonds. 



Town may 
purchase 
property of 
corporation ; 
dissenting 
stockliolders. 



Repealing 
clause ; takes 
effect. 



Section 1. The name of said company shall hereafter be the 
Rochester Water Company. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered and author- 
ized to extend its pipe lines to the villages of Gonic and East 
Rochester and to any part of the town of Rochester, to erect and 
maintain reservoirs and stand-pipes, and convey its water in sub- 
terranean pipes for fire protection, domestic use, and other pur- 
poses, under the same conditions as prescribed in original act of 
incorporation for the territory therein mentioned, and to mort- 
gage its franchises and property, and issue bonds from time to 
time, as may be necessary to pay the costs of said construction, 
and to discharge the general indebtedness of said company, not 
exceeding the amount of its capital stock, to wit, the sum of one 
hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The town of Rochester is hereby authorized to 
acquire by purchase the propert}', rights, and franchises of said 
aqueduct company ; and whenever agreement of sale is entered 
into by the directors of said company and the proper ofii- 
cers or agents of said town, should any stockholder dissent 
from said sale or agreement, then he, or said company, may 
petition the supreme court for the county of Stratibrd to 
have his interest in the rights and franchises in or unto said cor- 
porate property condemned, and the true value assessed and paid 
to said stockholder by said company under such rules as the 
court may determine, the same as now provided by law in the 
taking of lands in laying out of highways. 

Sect. 4. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with the provi- 
sions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect 
on its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 254. 545 



CHAPTER 254. 

AN ACT TO INCORPOEATE THE AMOSKEAG SAFE DEPOSIT AND TRUST 

COMPANY. 

Section i Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 4. Capital. 

2. Powers. 5. Maj- hold real and personal estate. 

3. May be appointed executor or trustee. I 6. First meeting; takes effect. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and Mouse of Representatives in Gencrcd 
Court convened : 

Section 1. George B. Chancller, Herman F. Straw, E. M. corporation 
Toplift; Edward M. Slayton, John B. Varick, Henry Chandler, '^°"**"''*^'^- 
David B. A'^arne}-, Abraham P. Olzenclam, Benjamin C. Dean, 
Lucien B. Clough, George W. Riddle, Henry C. Merrill, Allen 
IS". Clapp, Thomas R. Varick, and John M. Chandler, their suc- 
cessors, assigns, and associates, are created and made a body cor- 
porate and politic by the name of the Amoskeag Safe Deposit 
and Trnst Company, with all the powers and privileges and sub- 
ject to all the liabilities and duties incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to powers, 
receive on deposit money, bonds, securities, and other personal 
property of every kind for safe-keeping, to collect and disburse 
the income and principal of said property when due, to advance 
and loan money or credits on personal or real security, and to 
sell and dispose of the securities held by it ; to act as trustee 
under mortgages or otherwise, or as receiver or agent for any 
firm or corporation, public or private; to issue, register, and 
countersign certificates of stock, bonds, or other evidences of in- 
debtedness, and to receive and make payments on account of the 
same. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may be appointed executor or May be ap- 
trustee under any will, or administrator or guardian of aiiyj^^^oror'^^^' 
estate, under the same circumstances, in the same manner, as inti-ustee. 
the case of legally qualified persons; and in all proceedings in 
court, or elsewhere, all accounts, inventories, and other papers 
may be signed and sworn to in behalf of the corporation by any 
officer duly authorized by it. 

Sect. 4. The corporation is authorized and empowered to capital, 
make its capital stock fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares 
of one hundred dollars each, with the right to increase the same 
from time to time to a sum not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars, and may be issued at such times and upon such calls a 
the board of directors shall determine. 

Sect. 5. This corporation may take by purchase, or otherwise, May iioui real 
any real estate or personal property convenient for its purposes, estat^^^"®^"'^^ 
not exceeding its capital stock, and may improve, manage, con- 
vey, or dispose of the same at pleasure. 

17 



546 



Chapters 254, 255. 



[1891. 



First meeting 
takes effect. 



Sect. 6. Any three of tlie grantees named inaj call the first 
meeting- of the corporation bj publishing a notice thereof in any 
paper published in Manchester, New Hampshire, at least ten 
days before the meeting; and this act shall take effect upon its 
passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 255. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRANITE STATE TELEPHONE COMPANY 
OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Capital. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Takes effect. 



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



■Coi'poration 
■constituted. 



lowers. 



'Capital. 



5'irst meeting 



Section 1. That Stillman Humphrey, Henry M. Baker, 
Frank C. Towle, D. Arthur Brown, Charles H. Bartlett, George 
W. Riddle, Edson J. Hill, George A. Cummiugs, Seth M. 
Richards, Francis L. Abbot, Samuel C. Clark, John C. Orclway, 
Harry G. Sargent, Albert B. Wooclworth, and Joseph W. Robin- 
son, their associates and assigns, be and they are hereby made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Granite State 
Telephone Company of New Hampshire, and by that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecute and clefencl to final judgment and 
execution, and shall be and hereby are invested with all the 
powers and privileges and made subject to all the liabilities under 
the laws of this state applicable to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered 
to establish and maintain telephonic communication throughout 
this state, either by constructing lines on poles or by cables 
buried under the earth on any public highway or street in this 
state, and to repair and replace the same, due regard being had 
to the public safety and travel, and to acquire by lease or pur- 
chase the franchise or property of any existing lines, and to sell 
and convey, or lease, any part or all of its franchise or property, 
subject to the laws of the state relating to said transactions. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars, divided into shares 
of one hundred dollars each. 

Sect. 4. Said corporators hereinbefore named, or any one or 
more of them, may call the first meeting of the corporation by 
giving fourteen days' notice in writing to each of the corporators, 



1891.] Chapters 255, 256. 547 

or bv due personal notice thereof to each of said corporators, at 
which meeting, or any subsequent meeting duly holden, by-laws 
and regulations for the government of the corporation may be 
made and the necessary oilicers designated and chosen. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 256. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE EXCELSIOR PAPER STOCK 

COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Name changed. I 2. Exchange of stock; takes effect. 

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

Section 1. The name of the Excelsior Paper Stock Company, Name 
whose charter was approved July 11, 1877, is hereby changed to *'^^^"^®*^* 
and made the Excelsior Fibre Company, by which name it 
shall be known and transact all its business hereafter. 

Sect. 2. The corporation is authorized to exchange its certifi- Exchange of 
cates of capital stock in the name of the Excelsior Fibre Com- effect.' ^^^^^ 
jDany for those which it issued in the name of the Excelsior 
Paper Stock Company, share for share and of the same par 
value ; but until such exchange has been effected, the stock origi- 
nalh' issued shall be valid and of fall effect for all intents and 
purposes, the same as if no change had been made in the name 
of the corporation; and this act shall take effect from its passage. 

[Approved April 8, 1891.] 



548 



Chapter 257. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 257 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DERRY GUARANTY SAVINGS BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Deposits and investments. 

3. Guaranty fund. 

4. Interest on general deposits; divi- 

sion of profits among special de- 
positors ; proviso. 



Section 

5. Special depositors not liable for debts ; 

trustees. 

6. May bold real estate. 

7. Taxation. 

a. First meeting. 
0. Subject to repeal. 
10. Takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Deposits and 
investments. 



Guaranty 
fund. 



Interest on 
general de- 
posits ; divi- 



Section 1. That John W. Koyes, Edward T. Parker, William 
S. Pillsbury, Joseph R. Clark, Greenleaf K. Bartlett, Frank A. 
Hardy, Charles H. Hood, Hiram C. Matthews, Charles Bartlett, 
and Frederick J. Shepard, and their associates, successors, and 
assigns, are hereby made a body politic and corporate under the 
name of the Deny Guaranty Savings Bank, to be located at 
Derry, IST, H., 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 
person or persons, on such terms and conditions as may be pre- 
scribed by it or its trustees or be agreed to by the parties mak- 
ing the same, and may invest and manage the moneys deposited 
in or belonging to it in euch 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 relation to savings banks. 

Sect. 3. For the better protection and security of the general 
depositors of the bank, it shall provide for and have a permanent 
guaranty fund of not less than twenty thousand dollars, with 
liberty to increase the same at pleasure to not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars. Said fund shall be kept and main- 
tained as a guaranty to the general deposits for the repayment of 
said deposits according to the terms and conditions thereof, in 
case of any insufficiency of the assets of the bank to pay all of 
its liabilities, and the general 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 sum of twenty 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 deposits be increased by amounts of less 
than five thousand dollars at any one time. 

Sect. 4. Sj)ecial deposits ma}^ be received b}^ the bank to con- 
stitute the guaranty fund before mentioned, which shall not be 



1891.] Chapter 257. 549 

■withdrawn except by the permission of the bank commissioners, sion of profits 
nor at any time so far as to reduce said fund below the amount a^iSsftors^^*^ 
required for the same as hereinbefore provided. The general p^'oviso. 
deposits shall be entitled to such rates of interest from the bank 
as may be prescribed or agreed to ; 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 ever}^ depositor, 
directed to his or her last known residence, and the special de- 
posits for the guaranty fund shall not be entitled to any interest, 
but instead thereof shall have all the net income and protits 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 deposits 
at such times and in such ways as the bank or its trustees may 
order : iwovided, however, that such dividends shall be made only 
when the net resources of the bank above its expenses, its 
liabilities for the general deposits, and the guaranty fund afore- 
said shall be sufficient to pay the same. 

Sect. 5. The special depositors for the guaranty fund, and special de- 
their assigns, shall by virtue thereof become and be members of nabie'foi^^ 
the corporation, and shall have and exercise all the rights and ^\?^^g^^^gg_ 
powers of the same, each special depositor being entitled to one 
vote for each oue 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 aflairs 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, or any regular meeting 
of the board, shall constitute a quorum for the transaction of 
business, and said board shall have the power to make and estab- 
lish 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 theMayhoui real 
value wdien purchased of not exceeding ten thousand dollars, and®'' '^ ®" 
may hold such amounts as may at any time be deemed advisable 
for the security and satisfaction of any dues to it. 

Sect. 7. The tax on the special deposits shall be assessed and Taxation, 
paid in the same manner and at the same rate as the law requires 
on general deposits. 

Sect. 8. Any three of the grantees above named may call the First meeting, 
first meeting of the corporation by notice in writing to each 
grantee, or by one publication in some newspaper printed in said 
Derry, at least one week before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act J^^bject to 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require it. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



550 



Chapter 258. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 258 



AN ACT TO INCOKPORATE 



THE CHESTER AND 
ASSOCIATION. 



DERRY RAILROAD 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; location of 

road. 

2. Selectmen to lay out. 

3. May condemn land. 

4. Tolls. 

5. Motive power; selectmen may regu- 

late. 

6. Corporation must keep in repair; 

town has remedy over. 

7. Penalty for obstruction. 



Section 
S. Capital. 
9. May issue bonds ; proviso. 

10. Directors. 

11. May hold real estate. 

12. Grade. 

13. Towns may take up streets. 

14. First meeting; directors. 

15. Subject to repeal; takes effect; time 

limited. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
location of 
road. 



Section 1. That John "W. iS^oyes, Arthur L. Emerson, Luther 
W. Hall, Arthur H. Wilcomb, Xathan W. Goldsmith, Charles 
H. Green, Cassius S. Campbell, Edmund R. Angell, Greenleaf 
K Bartlett, Arthur T. Learnard, Charles Bartlett, William S. 
Pillsbuiy, David B. ^McGregor, Warren P. Home, Fred R. 
Felch, Joseph C. Moore, Frederick J. Shepard, Joseph R. Clark, 
Leonard H. Pillsbuiy, and George E. Hodgdon, their associates, 
successors, and assigns, are hereby made a body corporate and 
politic by the name of the Chester and Derry Railroad Asso- 
ciation, with power to construct, maintain, and use a railroad 
with convenient single or double track, from any point on 
Broadway, Derry Depot village, in the town of Derry, to 
Chester village in the town of Chester, and over such private 
property as may be necessary, for public accommodation, with 
branches and side tracks in the villages of Derry Depot, Derry, 
and Chester. 

Sect. 2. Such railroad shall be laid out by the selectmen of 
said towns of Derry and Chester in 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 j^lace of hear- 
ing in reference to such laying out, by publication in the Derry 
" ^ews " fifteen days at least iDcfore said hearing, and they shall 
determine the distance at which the tracks shall be laid from the 
sidewalks. 
May condemn Sect. 3. When any private lands are taken for the use of said 
land. railway and the same cannot be obtained by purchase or agree- 

ment with the owners thereof, said corporation shall petition the 
selectmen where said land is situate, representing that the public 
accommodation requires the taking of said lands, who shall order 
a hearing in the same manner as is required in the case of the 
laying out of highways ; and if in their opinion, after hearing, 
the public good requires said lands to be taken, they may con- 



Selectmen to 
lay out. 



1891.] Chapter 258. 551 

clemn the same, and shall assess the damages to the owner or 
owners and make return of their doings, and of the land so 
taken, in the same manner as is required in the case of the lay- 
ing out of highways, and either party shall have the right of 
appeal to the supreme court, the same as in case of the laying out 
of highways. All damages, together with the expenses incident 
to the hearing, to be paid by the said corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have the power to fix fromToiis. 
time to time such rates of compensation for transporting persons 
and property on said railroad as they deem reasonable, and shall 
be subject to the duties and liabilities and possess all the rights 
and privileges incident to railroad corporations, so far as the 
same shall be applicable. 

Sect. 5. Said railroad may be operated by electricity or horse Motive 
power, as may be authorized by said selectmen, who shall have the selectmen 
power to make all such regulations as to rate of speed and mode™^^ reguiat©. 
of use of said railway as the public safety and convenience may 
require. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation shall keep in repair such portions of corporation 
the streets or highways as are occupied by their tracks, and shall repair^i^tmvn 
be liable for any loss or damage arising by reason of the negli- ovlr.*^™*^'^^ 
gence, carelessness, or misconduct of their agents or servants ; 
and in case any recovery is had against said towns, or either of 
them, for defect or want of repair in or use of said railway, said 
corporation shall be liable to pay the same, together with all rea- 
sonable costs and expenses. 

Sect. 7. Any person willfully or maliciously obstructing said penalty for 

,• • xi -C • 1 -1 1 J.1 '~^ obstruction. 

corporation m the use ot said railroad, or the passage ot any 
carriages thereon, or who shall aid, abet, or counsel the same, 
shall be punished by fine not exceeding five hundred dollars, or 
by imprisonment not exceeding six months ; and if said corpora- 
tion, or its agents or servants, shall Avillfull}^ or maliciously 
obstruct any highway, they shall be punished by fine not exceed- 
ing five hundred dollars. 

Sect. 8. The capital stock of the corporation shall consist of capital. 
fifty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, and the same may be increased b}- vote of the stockholders 
to a sum not exceeding seventy-five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 9. Said corporation may borrow money for the purpose May issue 
of constructing and equipping the road named herein, and issue proviso, 
its bonds or other obligations therefor, and secure the same by 
mortgage upon said railroad, its property, assets, or francliise : 
provided, however, that said corporation shall not mortgage its pro- 
perty, assets, or franchise for an amount exceeding one half the 
capital stock previously fixed by legal vote of the stockholders, 
and actually paid in in cash. 

Sect. 10. The management of the aftairs of the corporation J^'^'cctors. 
shall be vested in a board of directors, not exceeding seven, to 
be chosen by the stockholders at the annual meetings. 

Sect. 11. Said corporation shall have riower to hold such real May hoia real 

, . -, ^ estate. 

estate as may be necessary. 



552 



Chapters 258, 259. 



[1891. 



Grade. 



Towns may 
take up 
streets. 



First meeting 
directors. 



Subject to re- 
peal ; takes 
effect; time 
limited. 



Sect. 12. Said railroad shall be constructed at such grade as 
may be determined by said selectmen, and if it shall be neces- 
sary to alter the grade of any street or highway, it shall be done 
at the expense of the railroad. 

Sect. 13. Said towns, or either of them, shall have power to 
take up the streets through which the railroad may pass in the 
same manner and for the same purposes as they may now do, 
doing no unnecessary damage to the railroad. 
; Sect. 14. Any three of the first five persons named as grantees 
may call the first meeting by publication in the Derry " ISTews," 
or by giving personal notice to the other grantees, at least ten 
days before the time of meeting, at which first meeting, or any 
adjournment thereof, by-laws may be adopted and directors 
chosen who shall hold office until 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 efiect upon its passage : provided, however, this act 
shall be void as to any part of said railway not completed on or 
before January 1, 1900. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 259, 



AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE GLEX-ELLIS RAILROAD. 



Section 
1. Corporation constituted. 
•1. Location of road; power to lease. 
3. Capital; loll. 



Section 

4. Directors; powers. 

5. Time limited; takes effect. 

6. First meeting. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Location of 
road ; power 
to lease. 



Section 1. John B. JSTash, Everett Fletcher, Kimball B. 
Fletcher, Jr., George "W. M. Pitman, Samuel D. Hobson, Eben 
C. Robinson, George H. Fitzgerald, and Henry B. Cotton, their 
associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby made a corporation 
by the name of the Glen-Ellis Railroad, with all the rights, 
powers, and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities, duties, 
and restrictions of the laws of this state relating to railroads. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
locate, construct, and maintain a raih'oad not exceeding six rods 
in width, with the necessary additions for excavations and em- 
bankments, from a point in Bartlett near Glen station on the 
Portland & Ogdensburg Railroad through the towns of Bartlett 
and Jackson to any convenient point in Bean's Purchase, and 



1891.] 



Chapters 259, 260. 



553 



the right to lease said raih'oacl to any raih*oad with which it may 
so connect. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of <-'<'^pitai ; ton. 
not more than four hundred shares of one hundred dollars each, 
to be determined from time to time by the board of directors ; 
and a toll is hereby granted to said corporation upon all persons 
and property that may be transported by said railroad. 

Sect. 4. The board of directors shall consist of seven persons, Directors ; 
who shall be chosen annually ; and all powers granted to this i'°^®^"^- 
corporation relating to the location, construction, and mainte- 
nance of said railroad are hereby vested in the board of directors. 

Sect. 5. This act shall be void as to any and all parts of said Time nmiteci; 
railroad not completed within ten years from the passage of this 
act, and this act shall take eifect on and after its passage. 

Sect. 6. Any two of the three persons first named in this act First meetiug. 
may call the first meeting by publishing a notice of the same in 
some newspaper published in Carroll county one week before 
said meeting. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 260. 



AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE SACO VALLEY RAILROAD. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location of road. 

3. Amount of land limited. 

4. Capital; directoi's and officers; pow- 

ers. 

5. Toll; disposition of excess of netearn- 



Section 

6. Powers of president and directors. 

7. By-laws. 

8. Meetings. 

9. Power to lease. 

10. Time limited. 

11. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Section 1. That Allen Arnold, Frank P. Brown, Benjamin corporation 
C. Garland, M. E. Jones, Fred H. Bartlett, G. L. R. French, '=«"^^""^«^^- 
Fred. li. Garman, A. C. F. Sorell, G. W. M. Pitman, and 
William K. Quimby, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and they hereby are made a body corporate and politic by the 
name and style of The Saco Yalley 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 eft'ect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hereby authorized and em- L^ocation of 
powered to locate, build, and maintain a railroad, not exceeding 
six rods in width, with necessary additions for cuttings and em- 



554 



Chapter 260. 



[1891. 



Amount of 
land limited. 



Capital; 
directors and 
officers; pow 
ers. 



Toll; dispo- 
sition of ex- 
cess of net 
earnings. 



Powers of 
president and 
directors. 



By-laws. 



bankments, from a point on the line of the Maine Central Railroad, 
at the mill of Fred H. Garman in Hart's Location, thence up the 
valley of the Mount Washington river to the westerly line of 
Cutts's Grant, a distance of about ten miles, or may construct 
and maintain any part thereof. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have no more land, exclusive 
of what is within the limits of their road, and necessary for pro- 
curing 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, five per cent of its capital 
stock. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
the sum of fifty thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of 
such value as the by-laws may determine ; and the immediate 
government and direction of the afiairs of said corporation shall 
be vested in a board of five directors, who shall be chosen by the 
members or stockholders in the manner herein provided, and 
shall hold their ofiices until others are duly elected and qualified 
in their stead. And the said directors, a majority of whom shall 
form a quorum for the transaction of business, shall elect one of 
their number who shall be president of the board and the cor- 
poration. They shall also choose a clerk, who shall be clerk of 
the corporation, and sworn to the faithful performance of the 
duties of his oflice ; a treasurer, who shall give bond, with sure- 
ties to their satisfaction, for the faithful discharge of his trust; 
and such other ofiicers, agents, and servants as they may deem 
expedient, fix their salaries, and generally have and exercise all 
the powers of the corporations for carrying into efiect the object 
and purposes of this act. 

Sect. 5. A toll is hereby granted said corporation on all pas- 
sengers and property transported, at such rates as may be agreed 
on by the directors, any average excess of net earnings over ten 
per cent 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 the 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 deem proper, and, in 
default of payment, to sell the shares at public auction on ten 
days' notice, at the oflice of the treasurer ; and to do all things 
necessary and proper to build, equip, maintain, and operate said 
road. 

Sect. 7. 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. 



1891.] 



Chapters 260, 261. 



555 



Sect. 8. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be Meetings, 
holden 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 authorized to call the first meeting of the corporation, at 
which meeting they may transact any business they may deem 
proper, by advertising the same three weeks successively in the 
newspaper printed nearest to said Plart's Location ; and the direc- 
tors 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 shall direct. 

Sect. 9. Said corporation is authorized to lease its road to ?ower to 
any other corporation in this state, and said railroad are author- 
ized to make such other contracts in relation to the use and 
occupation of said railroad as by the directors thereof may be 
deemed expedient, to accommodate the business or interests of 
the same. 

Sect. 10. This act shall be void as to all of said railroad line Time limited. 
which is not constructed within ten years from the passage of 
this act. 

Sect. 11. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
whenever the public good may require ; and this act shall take effeU. *^^*^^ 
effect on its passage. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 261. 

AN ACT FOR THE ENLARGEMENT AND EXTENSION OF THE SYSTEM 
OF WATER-WORKS IN THE CITY OF CONCORD. 



Section 

1. City may take adclitioiitil land; as- 

sessment of damages. 

2. Privileges in highways. 

3. Use of water obtained under this act. 



Section 

4. Taxation. 

5. Citj' may issue bonds and levy taxes. 
C. Exemption from taxation. 

7. Takes effect; repealing clause. 



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



ess- 
dam - 



Section 1. The city of Concord, in the county of Merrimack, city may take 
in addition to the powers conferred by chapter 69 of the Laws of fflf asses 
1871, authorizing said city to contract, manage, maintain, and '"fj^^ '^^' 
own suitable water-works, and chapter 175 of the Laws of 1881, ^ 
authorizing an enlargement of said water-works and granting 
additional powers in relation thereto, is hereby further author- 
ized to enter upon and appropriate any springs, streams, or 



556 



Chapter 261. 



[1891. 



ponds in the towns of Boscawen and Webster, in said county of 
Merrimack, not belonging to any aqueduct or water-works com- 
pany, and to secure such streams, springs, and ponds, by convey- 
ances, or otherwise ; to dig ditches, make excavations and reser- 
voirs through, over, in, and upon any land or inclosure through 
which it may be necessary for said pipes and water to pass, or 
said excavations, reservoirs, and water-works to be or exist, 
for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, and con- 
ducting said water, and to place such pipes, other materials, 
and works as may be necessary for completing and operating 
the works provided for in this act, or repairing the sam e ; and is 
also authorized to take land for necessary ways from highw^ays 
to its pipe line : provided, that if it shall be necessary to enter 
upon and appropriate any springs, streams, ponds, or land for 
the purposes aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of the same, 
and the said city shall not be able to agree with the owners 
thereof for the damages which may be done by said city, or 
the owners shall be unknown, either party may apply to the 
supreme court at the trial term thereof in the county of Merri- 
mack to have the damages determined ; and said court shall refer 
the same to the county commissioners for said county, who shall 
appoint a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in 
the same manner as now provided by law for laying out high- 
ways. Said commissioners shall make report to said court, 
and said court may issue execution therein accordingly ; but if 
either party shall desire it, upon application to said court before 
reference to said commissioners, they shall be entitled to trial 
by jury in such manner and under such regulations as the court 
may prescribe. 

Sect. 2. Said city is empowered to purchase, and hold 
in fee simple or otherwise, real and personal estate in said 
towns of Boscawen and Webster, and in said Concord, neces 
sary for carrying into effect the purposes of this act; and 
said city is authorized to enter upon and break ground, 
dig ditches, and make excavations in any street, place, square, 
passageway, or highway in said towns of Boscawen and Webster 
through which it may be necessary for the pipes and water- 
works of said city to pass, be, or exist, for the purpose of plac- 
ing pipes, hydrants, or water-works, and such material as may 
be deemed necessary for the construction of said water-works, 
and to re-la}'' and repair the same, subject to such regulations 
in regard to the safety of the citizens and the security of 
public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of said 
Boscawen and Webster with reference to the portion of said 
works that may l)e located or situated in said towns. 
Use of water Sect. 3. Said city is also authorized and empowered to use the 
und^er this act. water obtained by virtue of the provisions of this act for the 
purpose of supplying its citizens with water, and may contract 
v^ith individuals and corporations in said city for supplying them 
with water : and is authorized to make such contracts and to es- 
tablish such regulations and tolls for the use of said water as 
may from time to time be deemed proper; and shall furnish 



Privileges in 
highways. 



1891.] Chapters 261, 262. 557 

such citizens of Boecawen as desire it, who reside in the village 
of Penacook, and in the compact part of the village of Boscawen 
Plain, water for domestic uses at the same rates it furnishes 
water for like uses to its own citizens, and shall furnish water 
for hydrants in the same localities at rates to be established from 
time to time by the city, or its w^ater board. 

Sect. 4. Said town of Boscawen is hereby authorized to levy Taxation, 
such taxes as may be necessary to defray the expenses of water 
furnished by said city for extinguishing fires, upon the taxable 
inhabitants and property of said town, or upon the taxable in- 
habitants and property of any precinct that may be organized in 
said town under the provisions of law. 

Sect. 5. Said city is authorized to borrow such sums of city may 
money on the credit of the city as may from time to time be amuevy'^^^' 
deemed advisable, for the purpose of defraying the expense of ^'^^^^^ 
constructing, maintaining, and operating said water-works, and 
issue notes or bonds of the city therefor in such denominations, 
and payable at such times and at such rates of interest, as may be 
thought proper; and may levy such taxes as may be deemed ad- 
visable, for the same purposes, or for paying any sums borrowed 
therefor as aforesaid. Said taxes shall be levied upon the taxable 
inhabitants and property of the water precinct of said city as it 
is now established, or as it may hereafter be altered, modified, or 
enlarged. 

Sect. 6. All property, real and personal, owned and used by Exemption 
said city in the operation of said water-works outside the iin^its^^°"^'^"^^*^°"* 
of said city shall be exempt from taxation forever. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take eflfect upon its passage, and alljTpakesfj]y;f c^' 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act arehereby re- clause. ° 
pealed. 

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 262. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 87 OF THE PAM- 
PHLET LAWS OF 1869, TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE LEBANON 
SAVINGS BANK OF LEBANON, N. H. 

Section | Section 

1. Amount of real estate held increased. 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That section 3 of chapter 87 is hereby amended Amouut of 
by striking out of the sixth line of s-aid section the word " five '"ht^d^'^'^'^^^ 
and inserting instead therefor the word "fifty" so that said gec-"'^^'^^^^*^- 
tion shall read as follows, viz. : " Said corporation shall be ca- 



558 



Chapters 262, 263. 



[1891. 



pable of receiving and holding such buildings and real estate as 
shall be necessary and convenient for managing their affairs, 
provided that such real estate held at any and all times for the 
purpose aforesaid shall not exceed in value at tlie time of pur- 
chase or acceptance thereof by said corporation the sum of fifty 
thousand dollars; and the said corporation shall be further able 
to take, hold, and dispose of any real estate whatever which may 
be bona fide conveyed or taken by said corporation in satisfac- 
tion or discharge of debts, demands, or liabilities." 
Takes effect. Sect. 2. TMs act shall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 263. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 242 OF THE SESSION LAWS 

OF 1881, AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER TO ESTABLISH 
WATER-AVORKS IN SAID TOWN. 



Section 

1. Additional to'wns may be supplied. 

2. Town may purchase property of 

water company. 



Section 

3. Votes legalized. 

4. Eights of city. 

5. Takes effect. 



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



Town may 
purchase 
property of 
water com- 
pany. 



Additional Section 1. The town of Rochester, in the county of Strafford, 

suppfied.^^^® is hereby authorized and empowered, in addition to the rights 
conferred upon said town by chapter 242 of the Session Laws of 
1881, to furnish and supply the villages of Gonic and East 
Rochester, or any other part of said town, with fresh water in the 
same manner it is authorized to furnish Rochester village. 

Sect. 2. Said town of Rochester is also hereby authorized to 
purchase and hold the property, franchises, and stock of the 
Rochester Aqueduct and Water Company, the stock the purchase 
of which is hereby authorized to be held in trust by the select- 
men of said town or a committee by them appointed therefor; 
and said trustees may vote upon said stock and preserve or aid 
in preserving the corporate existence of said water company for 
the use and benefit of said town. 

Sect. 3. The votes of said town of Rochester passed at the 
annual meeting on March 11, 1890, in relation to the purchase 
of the water-works of said Rochester Aqueduct and Water Com- 
pany and furnishing the villages of Rochester, East Rochester, 
and Gonic with water for fire extinguishing, domestic, and other 
purposes, are hereby ratified and confirmed, and the committee 
elected by said town to act for it in the purchase of the property, 
rights, and franchises of said water company, may, when the 



Votes legal- 
izeii. 



1891.] Chapters 263, 264. 559 

deeds of conveyance pass, act as water commissioners in the es- 
tablishment of rates and the collection of dues until others are 
elected by the town and qualified in their place. 

Sect. 4. The city of Rochester when incorporated shall have Rights of city, 
all the powers conferred upon the town of Rochester by chapter 
242 of the Laws of 1881, and of this act in amendment thereof. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1891.] ^ '^^^^' °^^°*- 



CHAPTER 264 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE COURT GRANITE STATE NO. 6790 OF THE 
ANCIENT ORDER OF FORESTERS OP AMERICA FRIENDLY SOCIETY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May hold real and personal estate. 



Section 

3. Subject to repeal. 

4. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That John Sandwell, Edward J. Sheehan, Thomas corporation 
O'Donnell, Chris. J. Brown, and Fred S. Barnett, their associ- ^°"'"*"'^'^- 
-ates and successors, be and hereby are made a body politic and 
corporate by the name of Court Granite State No. 6790 of 
The Ancient Order of Foresters of America, located at Man- 
chester, for such charitable and benevolent purposes as said cor- 
poration may from time to time designate ; and hy that name may 
sue and be sued, prosecnte and defend, and be vested with all the 
liabilities incident to corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may take and hold real and per- aiay houi real 
sonal estate by gift, bequest, or otherwise, to an amount not ex- estate!^ ^""^^ 
ceeding ten thousand dollars, and may dispose of the same at 
pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The legislature may alter or amend this act when- subject to 
ever the public good may require the same. lepea. 

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

[Approved April 7, 1891.] 



560 



Chapters 265, 266. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 265. 



AX ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE NASHUA TRUST COMPANY. 



Section l. Capital increased. 



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



Capital 
Increased. 



Section 1. That section 2 of an act of the legislature of 1889, 
being chapter 279, entitled " An act to incorporate the Nashua 
Trust Company," be amended by inserting in place of the words 
" one hundred and fifty thousand dollars" and the figures " ($150,- 
000) " the words, " three hundred thousand dollars " and the 
figures '' ($300,000) " so that said section 2 shall read as follows : 
" Said company shall have a capital stock of one hundred thousand 
dollars ($100,000) divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, with authority to increase the capital stock to three hun- 
dred thousand dollars ($300,000), and may acquire and hold real 
estate for its own use to the value of twenty-five thousand dollars 
($25,000), exclusive of such real estate as may be taken in good 
faith for debt or held as collateral security." 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



Charter 
revived. 



CHAPTER 266. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE ALLIANCE TRUST COMPANY, 
PASSED AT THE SESSION OF 1887. 

Section 1. Charter revived. 

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

Section 1. Upon the payment of one hundred and fifty 
dollars, the balance of charter fees due, into the state treasury 
by the' Alliance Trust Company, the charter of said Alliance 
Trust Company shall be and is hereby revived. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapters 267, 268. 561 

CHAPTER 267. 

AN ACT IX RELATION TO A PUBLIC PARK IN THE CITY OF CONCORD. 

Section 



Section 

1. City may appropriate raoney and 
conderan land for park. 



2. Library may be located upon park. 

3. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The city of Concord, throiigli its city councils, is city may 
authorized to raise'ancl appropriate money for providing and main- money and^ 
taining, in connection with the state of lS"ew Hampshire, a ^°^^|J®^^" '^°<^ 
public square or park; and the city may take necessary land 
therefor, consisting of three or four lots abutting upon State 
or Center streets, as it may take land for highways. 

Sect. 2. The new state library building may be located upon Library may 
such square or park, and the state, through the commissioners upon park, 
appointed to build said building, and the city, through the city 
councils, may make such contracts in relation to the uses and 
control of such square or park as they shall think the public 
good requires. 

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

[Approved April :0, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 268. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE LAFAYETTE LODGE NO. 11, INDEPENDENT 
ORDER ODD FELLOWS, AT LITTLETON. 

Section , .section 

1. Corporation constituted. 4. First meeting. 

2. May liold real and personal estate. 5. Subject to repeal. 

3. By-laws. | 6. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That George Farr, Porter B. Watson, William A. corporation 
Richardson, Charles F. Harris, Horace J. Kenney, Royal D. constituted. 
Rounsevcl, _H. J. Fisher, Prank T. Moftett, and Charles E. 
Swasey, their associates and successors, be and hereby are made 
a body politic and corporate, by the name of Lafayette Lodge 
'Eo. 11, Independent Order Odd Fellows, at Littleton, in said 
state, for such moral, charitable, and business 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 

18 



562 



Chapteks 268, 269. 



[1891. 



May liold real 
and personal 
estate. 



By-laws. 



First meetiu': 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes effect. 



and execution, and shall be vested with all powers and privileges 
and subject to all the liabilities of corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may purchase, take, and hold, by 
deed, gift, bequest, devise, or otherwise, real and personal estate 
for the purpose of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding 
ten thousand dollars, and may improve, use, rent, sell, and con- 
vey, or otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may make and establish such by- 
laws and regulations as may be necessary for the purposes of this 
act. 

Sect. 4. The first two of the said grantees, or either of them, 
may call the first meeting of the corporation at such time and 
place as they may deem expedient, and in such manner as they 
may think proper. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 
repeal this act whenever the public good shall require the same. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 269. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE GOFFSTOWN FIRE PRECINCT TO ESTABLISH 

WATER-WORKS. 



Sectiox 

1. Precinct may construct and maintain 

water-works. 

2. Ditcbes, reservoirs, and aqueducts. 

3. Eminent domain. 

4. Contracts to supply water; commis- 

sioners ; proviso. 



Section 

5. Superintendent. 

6. May issue bonds. 

7. Taxation. 

8. Contracts made valid. 

9. Takes effect. 



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



Precinct may SECTION 1. The Gofiistowii fire prcciiict is hereby authorized 
main^t^^n* ^'^*^ ^^^ empowered to construct, manage, maintain, and own suita- 
water-works. blc watcr-works, for the purpose of introducing into and distribu- 
ting through said precinct an adequate supply of water for 
extinguishing fires, and for the use of its citizens and for other 
purposes ; and for that purpose may take, purchase, and hold, in 
fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate, and any 
rights therein necessary to carry into effect the purposes of this 
act; and to excavate and dig canals and ditches in any street, 
square, highway, or common, or other place through which it 
may be deemed necessary and proper for building said water- 
works ; and to re-la}^ change and repair the same at pleasure, 
having due regard for the safety of its citizens and security of 
the public travel. 



1891.] Chapter 269. 563 

Sect. 2. Said precinct is autliorized and empowered to enter Ditches, 

T • " T • i'PSGrvoii'9 

upon, take, and appropriate any stream, springs, or ponds mandaque-' 
said Goffstown, and to secure the same by fence or otherwise, *^"°t^- 
and dig ditches and canals, make excavations, build dams and 
reservoirs, through, over, in, or upon any land or inclosure 
through which it may be necessary for said aqueduct to pass, or 
said excavations, dams, reservoirs, or water-works to be or exist, 
for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving or conduct- 
ing such water, and placing such pipes, or other materials or 
works, as may be necessary for building, operating, or repairing 
the same. 

Sect. 3. In case the precinct shall not be able to agree with Eminent 
the owner of any property or right taken or appropriated for ^™^^^- 
the purposes of this act, for the damages to be paid therefor, or 
in case the owner is unknown, either party may apply to the 
supreme judicial court for the county of Hillsborough, to have 
the same laid out and damages determined, and the said 
court shall refer the same to the county commissioners for said 
county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give 
notice thereof in the same manner as provided by law in case of 
highways, and said commissioners shall make report to said 
court, and said court may issue execution accordingly. If 
either party shall desire, before reference to the commissioners, 
they shall be entitled to trial by jury in such manner as the 
court may prescribe. 

Sect. 4. Said precinct is also autliorized and empowered to contracts to 
contract with individuals and corporations for supplying them commislion-^ ' 
with water, and to make such contracts, and to establish such ^rs; proviso, 
regulations and tolls for the use of water, as may from time to 
time be deemed proper ; and for the more convenient manage- 
ment of said water-works, the said precinct shall place them 
under a board of water commissioners, consisting of the chair- 
man of the fire wardens of said precinct, ex olfirio, and four 
men to be chosen by the fire wardens, whose term of service 
shall be for four years : 'provided^ however, that of those first 
chosen, one shall be for one year, and one for two years, one 
for three years, and one for four years ; the term of service to be 
designated at the time of their election, the chairman of the 
fire wardens to be president of the board. 

Sect. 6. Said board of water commissioners shall have full superintend- 
charge and control of the construction and maintaining of the ®"^- 
water-works, and may appoint a superintendent, and other neces- 
sary ofiicers, with such powers and duties as they may from time 
to time prescribe for them. 

Sect. 6. Said precinct is authorized and empowered to borrow May issue 
such sums of money on the credit of the precinct as may from^^"*^^" 
time to time be deemed advisable, for the purpose of defraying 
the expense of constracting, maintaining, and operating said 
water-works, such indebtedness not to exceed at any one time 
thirty thousand dollars, and to issue notes and bonds of the 
precinct therefor, to be signed by the secretary of the water 
commissioners and countersigned by the president thereof, paya- 



564 



Chapters 269, 270. 



[1891. 



Taxation. 



Contracts 
made valid. 



Takes effect. 



ble at sncli times, and with such rate of interest, as said precinct 
may determine, and such notes and bonds shall be legal and 
binding upon said precinct. 

Sect. 7. Said precinct is authorized to raise by taxation, and 
pay in each year, the interest of the notes and bonds so issued, 
and such part of the principal as said precinct may determine. 

Sect. 8. All contracts and obligations made by said precinct 
with any person or corporation for the purpose of acquiring any 
interest in any real estate, or other property or rights, for the 
purposes and uses of the water-works authorized by this act, or 
for the purpose of adjusting any damages thereby, shall be valid 
and binding according to the terms thereof. 

Sect. 9. This act shall be in force from and after its passage. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 270. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE NASHUA CARD 
GLAZED PAPER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Charter amended. 

2. Capital increased. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



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



Cliarter 
amended. 



Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 4364 of the Laws of 
IS'ew Hampshire, passed in the year 1866, being an act to incor- 
porate the Nashua Card & Glazed Paper Company, be amended 
by striking out in section 2 the words " three hundred thousand 
dollars " wherever found in said section, and inserting in place 
thereof, in every such place, " five hundred thousand ctollars " so 
that said section as amended shall read as follows : 

" Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to es- 
tablish, manage, and carry on, in the city of Nashua, in the 
county of Hillsborough, the business of manufacturing enameled 
cards, cardboard, railroad ticket board, collar board, glazed, 
plated, and enameled papers, paper boxes, or any other goods, 
wares, or merchandise of which paper is a component part ; and 
to erect mills, buildings, and works necessary or convenient for 
carrying on and conducting 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 five hundred 
thousand dollars, and the same may sell, convey, and dispose of 
at pleasure. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed in amount the sum of five hundred thousand dollars." 



1891.] Chapters 270, 271. 565 

Sect. 2. The said corporation is hei*eby authorized to increase capital 
its capital stock and iix the same at an amount not exceeding "^°'^®^^®"^" 
five hundred thousand dohars. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take eftect from and after its passage. Takes ecfect. 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 271. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ROCHESTER BANK. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Location. 

3. Capital. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal. 



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

Section 1. That James Farriugton, Charles Greenfield, corporation 
Nathaniel Burnham, Joseph H. Worcester, and Henry M. constituted. 
Plumer, their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they 
..are hereby incorporated and made a body corporate by the name 
of the Rochester Bank, and shall so continue for the term of 
twenty years from the first day of July which will be in the year 
eighteen hundred and ninety-one, invested with all the powers, 
rights, and privileges, and subject to all the duties and liabilities, 
which by the laws of this state are incident to corporations for 
the purpose of banking. 

Sect. 2. The said corporation shall be located and have its Location, 
place of business at Rochester, in the county of Stratibrd. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall be a sum capital, 
not less than fifty thousand dollars, and shall be divided into such 
number of shares as the members shall determine. 

Sect. 4. James Farriugton, Charles Greenfield, ISTathaniel First meeting. 
Burnham, Joseph H. Worcester, and Henry M. Plumer, or any 
two of them, may call the first meeting of said corporation by 
publishing a notice thereof in some one newspaper published at 
said Rochester three weeks successively, the last publication to 
be prior to the day of holding the same ; and at such first or 
any other subsequent legal meeting of said corporation, the capi- 
tal stock may be divided into shares, the amount of payment on 
each, the time of making such payments, and the mode of call- 
ing future meetings determined, and such rules and regulations, 
not repugnant to the constitution and laws of the state, adopted 
as may be convenient and necessary for the government and 
management of said corporation. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at anytime alter, amend, or re- subject to 
peal this act. '■^^^''''^^ 

[Approved April 10, 1891.] 



666 



Chapters 272, 273. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 272 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE PEOPLE S ASSURANCE ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Form of policy. 



Section 

3. Capital. 

4. Tates effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Form of 
policy. 



Capital. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. That Henry E. N"ewell, Charles S. Collins, Moses 
B. Dow, Fred E. Felch, and George W. Prescott, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and hereby are made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the People's Assurance As- 
sociation, for the purpose of carrj-ing on the business of insuring 
against sickness. 

Sect. 2. The form of policy issued by said association in this 
state shall be approved by the insurance commissioner, and the 
form issued in other states shall be approved by the proper au- 
thority in the respective states ; and the premiums upon policies 
shall be paid in such sums and in such manner as may be pre- 
scribed by the by-laws of the association. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said association shall be not less 
than one thousand dollars nor more than fifty thousand dollars, 
of the par value of not less than twenty-five nor more than one 
hundred dollars per share. 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 273. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER TO ESTABLISH A 
SYSTEM OF SEWERAGE AND TO FUND ITS INDEBTEDNESS. 



Section 
1. Town may establish system of sewer- 
age, issue bonds, provide sinking 
fund, and levy taxes. 



Section 

2. Powers of city. 

3. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and Bouse of Iie2)reseniatives in General 
Court convened : 

Town may 

tlm^of^sewer'. SECTION 1. The towu of Rochcster is hereby authorized at any 
age, issue mcetins: duly called for the purpose, by a major vote of those 

bonds, pro- ~,'^. ,,.^,-'- ' ^ ^ '' .■, 



vide sinking prcscut aud voting, to establish a system of sewerage, to borrow 
''^^^'or hire money or fund its general indebtedness by issuing bonds 



fund, and h 
taxes. 



1891.] Chapters 273, 274. 567 

from time to time of such kinds and denominations, payable at 
such time and place, with interest annually or semi-annually, at 
a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum in lawful currency, 
as by vote it may authorize ; and to provide a sinking fund for 
the payment thereof which shall be used for no other purpose ; 
and also to levy such taxes as may at any time be deemed advis- 
able for the same purposes or for paying its indebtedness. 

Sect. 2. The city of Rochester when incorporated shall have Powers of 
all the powers conferred upon the town of Rochester by this''^"' 
act. 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 274. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER IN 
APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR FIREMEN'S PARADE IN THE YEAR 
1890. 

Section I Section 

1. Action legalized. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. The action of the city councils of the city of Man- Action legai- 
chester, in the year 1890, in appropriating money to defray the ^^^^^' 
expenses of the annual parade of the fire department of said 
city, is hereby ratified, legalized, and confirmed. 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



568 



Chapters 275, 276. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 275. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE ANCIENT ORDER OF UNITED WORKMEN 
HALL ASSOCIATION OF DANVILLE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May liold real and personal estate. 

3. Capital. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



May bold real 
and personal 
estate. 



Capital. 



First meeting 



Subject to re 
peal; takes 
effect. 



Section 1. That Willie A. Witlierell, William Martin, Horace 
E. Currier, John F. Heath, George W. Sherburne, and Mahlon 
B. Darbe, their associates and successors, are hereby constituted 
a body corporate and politic to be known as the Ancient Order of 
United Workmen Hall Association. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is authorized to purchase, hold, and 
enjoy, real and personal estate in the town of Danville, not ex- 
ceeding four thousand dollars in value. 

Sect. 3. The whole amount of capital stock shall not exceed 
four thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of ten dollars 
each. 

Sect. 4. Any three of the persons named herein as grantees 
may call the first meeting of the corporation by giving at least 
ten days' notice to the other persons named as grantees. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or re- 
peal this act, and this act shall take eifect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 276. 

AN ACT TO sever THE FARM OF FREDERICK SMYTH FROM LONDONDERRY 
AND ANNEX THE SAME TO MANCHESTER FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES. 



Section 

i 1. Farm severed and annexed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



Be it enacted bi/ the Senate and House of Representaiices in General 
Court convened : 



Farm severed . 



_ Section 1. That the farm of Frederick Smyth, in the town of 

and"annexeci." Londonderry, be, and the same hereby is, severed from said 
town of Londonderry and annexed to the city of Manchester for 
school purposes. 
Takes effect. Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] Chapter 277. 569 



CHAPTER 277. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE FREEWILL BAPTIST PRINTING 

ESTABLISHMENT. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Eights preserved. 



Section 

4. First meetings. 

5. Subject to repeaL 



Be it ena.rted hj the Senate and House of Bcpresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That Joseph M. Harper, Daniel V. Cilley, AVilliam corporation 

-r-. .>,.- ^ . -n T -r-^i T-iT TT , 1 • rm xn- 1 Constituted. 

BniT, 8iias Curtis, Enoch Place, Elias Hutchms, Ebenezer if isk, 
Joseph Hobson, Jonathan Woodman, Adam Bullock, C, S. 
Parker, M. W. Burlingame, and D. Waterman, and their associates 
and successors, l)e and they hereby are incorporated and made 
a body politic and corporate by the name of the Morning Star 
Publishing House, and by that name may sue and be sued, 
prosecute and defend to final judgment and execution, and shall 
have and enjoy all the powers and privileges and be subject 
to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature ; 
and said publishing house shall be owned and controlled bj' the 
Freewill Baptist denomination. 

Sect. 2. That said corporation be, and the same is, hereby au- Powers, 
thorized and empowered to carry on the business of printing 
and publishing books and periodicals, and such other brandies of 
business as may necessarily be connected therewith, in the town 
of Dover, and hereby is authorized to hold its meetings, trans- 
act business, and hold and control property in the state of Massa- 
chusetts, and its secretary and treasurer may reside in said state, 
and may erect, own, and maintain suitable buildings therefor; 
may receive, hold, and possess, all such gifts, donations, bequests, 
and legacies as may from time to time be made to said corpora- 
tion ; may make proper rules, regulations, and by-laws for the 
management of the interests and concerns of said corporation; 
may appoint such officers as they may think expedient, and pre- 
scribe their powers and duties ; may hold real and personal 
estate to an amount not at any time to exceed the sum of two 
hundred thousand dollars, and additions may be made to the 
property of said publishing house in such sums and at such 
times as the needs of said publishing house may require ; and all 
the profits of the said publishing house not necessary for publi- 
cation purposes shall be sacredly appropriated to benevolent pur- 
poses connected with the Freewill Baptist denomination ; and 
the members of this corporation shall always be members in 
good and regular standing in said religiou.s denomination. 

Sect. 3. That in the change of name from the Freewill Bap- Rights pre- 
tist Printing Establishment to the Morning Star Publishing ^®^'^^**- 
House, no rights of property shall be disturbed or att'ected by 



570 



Chapters 277, 278. 



[1891. 



First meetins 



Subject to 
repeal. 



said change of name, and all gifts, bequests, conveyances, or 
proceedings, in which the corporation is described as the Free- 
^vill Baptist Printing Establishment shall be as valid and ef- 
fectual as if the said corporation were described as the Morning 
Star Publishing House, 

• Sect. 4. That J. M. Harper, D. P. Cilley, William Burr, or 
any two of them, may call the first meeting of said corporation, 
to be held at Dover, in this state, by publishing j^revious notice 
thereof in the " Morning Star," published at Dover, at least 
fifteen days before said meeting, when the manner and time of 
holding meetings may be determined, by-laws adopted, and any 
business relating to the interests of said corporation may be 
transacted. 

Sect. 5. The legislature may alter and amend this act for 
cause assigned, and upon notice to the corporation aftbrding 
them a sufficient opportunity to be heard, and repeal this charter 
for anv violation thereof. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTEE 278 



AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE THE ASHUELOT VALLEY ELECTRIC LIGHT, 
HEAT, AXD POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Privileges in highways; eminent do- 

main. 



Section 

4. Capital. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Powers. 



Section 1. That Albert M. Howard, Hosea W. Brigham, 
George W. Pierce, "Webster L. Pixford, William A. Alexander, 
Charles E. Slate, Willie F. Sanders, Wright Wood, Henry H. 
Pratt, L. Frank Liscomb, C. B, Hopkins, Ernest S. Taylor, Wal- 
ter Stebbins, E. J. Temple, and William A. Carey, their associ- 
ates, successors, and assigns, be and they are hereb}' made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of The Ashuelot 
Valley Electric Light, Heat, and Power Company, and by that 
name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judg- 
ment and execution, and shall be and hereby are invested with 
all the powers and privileges and made subject to all the liabili- 
ties under the laws of this state applicable to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to establish, manage, and carry on, in the town of Win- 



1891.] Chapter 278. 571 

Chester, the business of generating, manufacturing, producing, 
and supplying electricity for the purposes of light, heat, and 
mechanical power, and may distribute, convey, and supply the 
said electricity in said town and in the towns of Hinsdale and 
Swanzey, by metallic wires or by any other suitable means of 
transmitting the same upon poles erected, or in subterranean 
tubes, pipes, or places ; may construct suitable buildings, boilers, 
engines, electrical machinery and works, as may be needed and 
convenient for conducting the business of said corporation : and 
may lease, hold, purchase, and acquire real and personal estate, 
not exceeding fifty thousand dollars in value, and the same may 
be sold, conveyed, and disposed of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the rio-ht to lay metallic fpyiieges in 

1 . ^ • 1 , • ,1 highways; 

Wires upon poles erected, or in subterranean pipes, tubes, or eminent do- 
boxes, and in other appropriate and convenient ways, in the pub- ™^"^' 
lie streets, highways, or sewers of said towns, and to re-lay and 
repair the same, a due regard being had to public safety and 
travel; and to locate its lines of wdres and other means of trans- 
mission over or through public or private property or lands, 
permission being had and a price agreed upon between the par- 
ties in case of private property, and in case of public property 
between the selectmen of the tow^n or towns and said corpora- 
tion. In case said corporation is unable "to obtain a suitable 
location of its wires or other means of transmission by agree- 
ment, it may appl}^ to the supreme court to have such location 
made and damages awarded to the parties aggrieved thereby, 
and the proceedings on such application shall be as prescribed 
by law for the laying out of highways, so far as the same may 
be applicable. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital, 
such number of shares, not exceeding the par value of fifty dol- 
lars each, as may from time to time be determined by the direc- 
tors of said corporation, not exceeding in the whole the sum of 
one hundred and fifty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 5. Said corporators hereinbefore named, or any one or First meeting, 
more of them, may call the first meeting of the corporation by 
giving fourteen days' notice in writing to each of the corpo- 
rators, or by due personal notice thereof to each of said corpo- 
rators, at which meeting, or any subsequent meeting duly 
holden, by-laws and regulations for the government of the 
corporation may be made, the necessary officers designated and 
chosen, the capital stock and the number of shares into which 
it may be divided fixed, and all other matters and things done 
and transacted that may be necessaiy to the organization of said 
corporation. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. Takes effect. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



572 



Chapter 279. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 279. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONNECTICUT VALLEY WATER COM- 
PANY. 



Section 






Section 


1. Corporatioa con 


stituted 




10. 


Reservoirs, aqueducts, and real es- 


2. Capital. 








tate; regulations; proviso. 


3. Subscriptions. 






11. 


Eminent domain. 


4. Directors. 






12. 


Districts may make contracts and 


5. Officers. 








levy taxes. 


6. First meeting. 






13. 


Duties of persons taking water. 


7. By-laws. 






14. 


Who may take. 


8. Payment of sub 


scriptions. 


15. 


Penalty for obstruction or injury. 


9. Privileges in higliways ; 


proviso. 


10. 


May issue bonds. 








17. 


Takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital. 



Subscrip- 
tions. 



Section 1. George R. Beyerle, Frederick A. Holmes, John 
Goold, Chester L. Rix, William P. Burton, Edwin G. South- 
worth, and Elmore H. Plummer, with all such persons as may 
hereafter associate with them for the purpose of supplying the 
village of West Lebanon with a supply of pure water for public, 
domestic, and other uses, their successors and assigns, be and 
they are hereby incorporated under the name and style of the 
Connecticut Valley Water Company, and by that name shall be 
and are hereby made capable in law to have, purchase, receive, 
possess, and enjoy, to them and their successors, lands, rents, 
tenements, goods, chattels, and effects of whatever kind and 
quality necessary to give effect to the specified purpose of the 
said company, and for the accommodation of it, and to grant, 
sell, convey, and dispose of the same ; to sue and be sued, plead 
and be impleaded, defend and be defended in all courts in this 
state and elsewhere, to have a common seal, and the same to 
renew at pleasure ; also to make, ordain, and establish such by- 
laws as shall be deemed necessary and convenient for the well- 
ordering and government of said corporation, not being contrary 
to the laws of this state or of the United States ; and to do and 
execute, all and singular, matters and things which to them shall 
appertain, subject to the provisions hereinafter contained, — said 
village of West Lebanon being located in the town of Lebanon 
and county of Grafton. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said company shall be forty 
thousand dollars, with the privilege of increasing the same from 
time to time to one hundred thousand dollars, to be divided into 
shares of twenty-five dollars each, which shares shall be deemed 
personal property, and be transferable only on the books of the 
company, as provided by the by-laws of the company. 

Sect. 8. The persons named in the first section hereof, or a 
majority of them, shall open books to receive subscriptions for 



1891.] Chapter 279. 573 

the capital stock of said company at such times and places as 
they or a majority of them shall direct, and shall give such no- 
tice of the times and phices of opening such hooks as they may 
deem reasonable, and shall receive said subscriptions under such 
regulations as they may adopt for the purpose, and when said 
stock shall have been subscribed for, they may proceed to organ- 
ize said company as hereinafter provided. 

Sect. 4. The stock, property, and affairs of said corporation Directors, 
shall be managed and conducted by not less than three nor more 
than seven directors, the number of said directors to be deter- 
mined by the by-laws of said corporation, to be chosen by ballot 
from among and by the stockholders, which directors first chosen 
shall hold their offices until the next ensuing annual meeting of 
said corporation and until others are chosen in their stead, and 
all meetings of said corporation shall be held at such times as 
shall be determined by the by-law^s of said corporation. In the 
choice of directors as aforesaid, and in the determination of any 
questions at any stockholders' meeting, each stockholder 
present, or represented by his attorney, shall be allowed one 
vote for each and every share of stock by him then held, and f 

none but stockholders shall be eligible to the office of director, w 

and the stockholders may determine what number of directors, 
not less than three, may constitute a quorum for business. 
l!^otice shall always be given at least five days previous to any 
meeting of the stockholders, whether annual or special, in such 
way as may be directed in the by-laws. 

Sect. 5. The directors of said corporation may elect from officers, 
among their number a president, and also a vice-president, who 
may hold their appointments for one year, and until others are 
chosen in their stead. The directors may also apj^oint a secretary, 
treasurer, and such clerks and agents as shall be deemed by them 
advisable for conducting the business of the company. Said 
directors may assign to such officers, clerks, or other employes, 
such salaries or remuneration, and require such security to be 
given to them, as they may think proper. All officers and ser- 
vants of the company other than the president and vice-presi- 
dent may be displaced from office, and others appointed in their 
stead, at the pleasure of the directors. In the absence or dis- 
ability of the president, the vice-president, if any, shall preside 
at all meetings, and if there be no vice-president, or if both are 
absent or disabled, the directors may choose a president j)ro Urn- 
pore; and in case any vacancy shall occur in the board of direc- 
tors, the remaining directors may choose a director or directors 
from among the stockholders to fill such vacancy, who shall 
hold the appointment until others are chosen in their places. 
The secretary shall have power, at any time, to call a special meet- 
ing of said stockholders, and it shall be his duty to call a special 
meeting of said stockholders when thereto requested by the 
holders of one quarter of said stock. 

Sect. 6. The persons authorized by the third section of this First meetiug. 
act to open books for subscription to the capital stock, or a ma- 
jority of them, are hereby authorized and directed, after the 



fc 



574 Chapter 279. [1891. 

amount required in said section shall have been subscribed, to 
call the first meeting of the stockholders of said company, by 
giving six days' notice in writing of the time and place of said 
meeting for the choice of directors of said company. In case it 
shall so happen that an election of directors shall not be made 
on the day appointed by the by-laws of said company, said com- 
pany shall not for that cause be deemed to be dissolved, but such 
election shall be holden on any day which shall be appointed by 
the directors of said company, and said directors shall have 
power to fill any vacancy in their own number which may occur 
by death, resignation, or otherwise, until the next annual meet- 
ing. 
By-laws. Sect. 7. The directors shall have full power to make and pre- 

scribe such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they shall deem 
needful and proper, touching the business, management, and 
effects of said company, not contrary to law, also for the election 
and meetings of said directors, and other matters connected 
with the business and concerns of said company. 
Payment of Sect. 8. The directors of said company may require the pay- 
subscnptions. j^g^^ Qf ^}^q g^^j;f-^ Qp sums Subscribed to the capital stock of said 
company at such times and in such proportion, and upon such 
conditions as they may deem proper, and in case an}' stock- 
holders shall neglect or refuse to make payment pursuant to the 
requisitions of the board of directors, the stock of such stock- 
holders, or so much thereof as shall be necessary, may be sold 
under the direction of said board at public auction after the 
lapse of sixty days from the time the payment became due, and 
all surplus money remaining from the avails of such sales, after 
deducting the payments due to the company, the interest 
thereon, and necessary expenses of said sale, shall be paid over 
to such negligent stockholder. 
PrMieges in Sect. 9. Said Company shall have full power, and is hereby 
pifvilof^' authorized and empowered, to open the grounds in anj^ streets, 
lanes, avenues, highways, and public or private grounds, for the 
purpose of laying down and sinking, or for repairing, such pipes 
or conduits as may be necessary for conducting water to, and 
distributing the same within, the village of West Lebanon, and 
said company may, for the purpose aforesaid, carry and conduct 
any aqueduct or other works by them to be made and con- 
structed under or over any water course, street, turnpike road, 
railroad, highway, or other way, or public or private grounds : 
jjrovided, they put such water course or turnpike road, railroad, 
highway, or other way as speedily as possible in as good condi- 
tion as before laying and constructing said aqueduct or other 
works. 
Reservoirs, Sect. 10. Said Company shall have full power, and is hereby 
and*^rea^e% authorized and empowered, under the provisions of this charter, 
tfons-^pfo-''^ to construct, maintain, and repair such reservoir or reservoirs as 
viso. ' they may deem expedient and necessary, and to make and use 

the water of any spring or springs, stream or streams, or other 
waters in the town of Lebanon except Mascoma river, to such 
extent as may be deemed necessary and expedient in carrying 



1891.] Chapter 279. 575 

into effect the object of this act; also to construct, repair, and 
maintain such canals and aqueducts as may become necessary 
and convenient for the retention and conveying of water at or to 
such points as they may desire, and be entitled to retain or con- 
vey the same ; also to take and hold, by purchase or gift^ or in 
the manner hereinafter provided, any real estate, M'ater rights, 
or easements necessary for the purposes of this act, or for laying 
and maintaining aqueducts and reservoirs for holding and con- 
ducting and distributing water, and for all buildings and struc- 
tures necessary for the most perfect and complete supply of the 
village of West Lebanon with pure water for public and private 
uses, and for preserving said lands and waters for the uses of 
said company pure and free from all contamination and nuisances, 
drains and sewers; and the said company may make, establish, 
and enforce all necessary and proper regulations and by-laws for 
the preservation of the same : provided, such regulations and by- 
laws shall not be contrary to the laws of this state, or of the 
United States. 

Sect. 11. Said company shall be liable to pay, and shall pay, Jj^^'j^f^' 
all the damages that shall be sustained by any person or persons, 
or corporation, in their property or estate by the taking of any 
real estate or easement as aforesaid, or by constructing or laying 
any pipes, aqueducts, reservoirs, or other works for the purposes 
of this act; and if at any time it shall appear that any damage 
has accrued, or may be likely to accrue, to any person or persons, 
corporation or corporations, by reason of the taking of any land, 
property, or estate for the purposes of this act, or in the con- 
struction, maintenance, or repair of the works of said company, 
and such person or corporation have not agreed with said com- 
pany in writing for such damages, land, or estate, the said com- 
pany, or persons, or corporations, may apply to the county court 
for Grafton county, or to any judge of the county court, who 
may by law judge between the parties, causing ordinary legal 
notice, or such notice as any judge of said court may prescribe, 
to be given to the adverse party of such application ; and there- 
upon said county court, or such judge, shall appoint three dis- 
interested and judicious persons, any vacancies in such number 
as may occur to be filled by said court or judge, who shall, after 
reasonable notice to the parties, assess just damages, if any, to 
the respective owners or parties interested in the premises or 
property so damaged, or required and proposed to be taken for 
the purposes of this act, which assessment must be in writing 
under the hand of said persons, which may be accepted or re- 
jected at the discretion of the court, and shall be returned with 
the application to the clerk of said count}' court, who shall 
record it ; and said company shall pay to such owners or parties 
the damages so assessed: and when said damages are paid, and 
not before, said company may enter u])on the premises and may 
proceed to the construction of said works ; or in case the owners 
or parties aforesaid cannot be ascertained, shall pay the same 
within thirty days to the treasurer of the county of Grafton, to 
be by him paid to such person or persons as said court may 



576 



Chapter 279, 



[1891. 



levy taxes. 



direct; and in case the land or estate which said company may 
wish to take shall consist of several parcels owned by different 
parties, the application made to the county court, or to said 
judge, may include all or any number of said parcels, the same 
being therein specifieall}^ described; and said parties so ap- 
pointed shall assess the damages, if any, separate!}' to the par- 
ties owning the separate parcels, and the same shall be pro- 
ceeded with as hereinbefore stated. 
Districts may Sect. 12. The towu of Lebanon, or any incorporated yillagc, 
tracts and school, or fire district, now or that may be hereafter created 
within the limits of the town of Lebanon, is hereby authorized 
to contract with said company for a supply of water for the pro- 
tection of any property situated within their respectiye limits, 
whether owned by said town of Lebanon, incorporated village, 
fire, or school district, or not, and for water for other purposes ; 
and they are hereby authorized to include in the taxes of each 
year, and to assess on all the property, both real and personal, 
such sums as they may require to meet their respective liabilities 
under said contract or contracts, and also for the purchase of 
hose and other appliances for the extinguishment of fire. 

Sect. 13. The occupant of an}' house, tenement, or building 
who shall take the water of said company, shall be liable for the 
price of the rent of the same, and the agents of said com- 
pany, intrusted with the superintendence of the works, may at 
all reasonable times enter the premises so supplied, to examine 
the pipes and fixtures, and to prevent unnecessary waste. 

Sect. 14. Any person living within the limits of the territory 
specified in sections nine and ten shall be entitled to have and 
use water from the mains of said company, upon complying with 
the by-laws of said company, and paying a reasonable compensa- 
tion therefor. 

Sect. 15. If any person or persons shall willfully, wantonh', or 
maliciously, divert the water or obstruct the same, or any part 
thereof, from or in any aqueduct, reservoir, stream or spring, 
or other place which shall be taken or used or constructed by 
said company, or shall corrupt the same by committing any 
nuisance therein, or otherwise, such person or persons so offend- 
ing shall be liable to said company in triple damages therefor. 

Sect. 16. Said company may borrow money by issuing bonds, 
or otherwise, from time to time, to such an amount, and upon 
such terms, as the stockholders at a special meeting or meetings 
called for that purpose may determine to be for the best interests 
of the company, and may secure the repayment of the same by 
a mortgage or mortgages of its franchise and property, but the 
amount of such bonds shall at no time exceed two thirds the 
amount of the capital stock of said company ; said bonds to bear 
a rate of interest not exceeding six per centum per annum, 
which interest shall be paj-able semi-annually. 

Sect. 17. This act shall take effect from and after its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



Duties of per- 
sons taking 
water. 



Who may 
take. 



Penalty for 
obstruction 
or injury. 



May issue 
bonds. 



Takes effect. 



1891.] Chapters 280, 281. 577 



CHAPTER 280. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE ASSESSMENT AND COLLECTION OF TAXES IN 
THE TOWN OF SANDOWN IN THE YEAR 1890. 



Section 
1. Proceedings legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That the assessment and collection of taxes, and Pi^pceedmgs 
the acts of the selectmen and collector in the appointment of ° 
such collector and in the filing of such collector's bond, are here- 
by ratified and confirmed ; and all proceedings of such selectmen 
and collector made under such appointment are hereby ratified 
and confirmed. 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 281. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF GREENFIELD TO APPROPRIATE 
MONEY TO CELEBRATE THE CENTENNIAL OF SAID TOWN. 



Section 
1. Town may raise money for celebra 
tion. 



Section 
2. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. The town of Greenfield in the county of Hills- Town may 

, 1.11 I'l 1 111, • ' i_ raise money 

borough IS hereby authorized and enabled to raise, appropriate, for ceiebra- 
and expend a sum not exceeding five hundred dollars for the 
purpose of celebrating the centennial of said town. ::;;;^ 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 

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578 



Chapter 282. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 282. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEWMARKET ELECTRIC LIGHT, POWER, 
AND HEAT COMPANY. 



Section I Sectiox 

1. Corporation constitutecl. 4. First meeting. 

2. Powers. 5. Takes effect. 

3. Privileges in higliwaj's; contracts. I 

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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Powers. 



Privileges in 

higliways; 

contracts. 



Section 1. That Samuel A. Haley, Charles E. Tasker, Wil- 
liam T. Folsom, Benjamin F. Haley, Timothy M. Joy, Charles 
E. Winkley, John W. Wiggin, Alvah H. Place, Andrew J. 
"Watterson, Benjamin Mathes, Jr., Bradford S. Kingman, Mil- 
ton S. Laine, Jerre Young, Joseph Pinkham, Alanson C. 
Haines, Arivch "W. Griffiths, their associates, successors, and as- 
signs, be and they are hereby made a body politic and corporate 
by the name of the Newmarket Electric Light, Power, and Heat 
Compam^ , 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, privileges, and made subject to 
all the liabilities, under the laws of the state applicable to cor- 
porations of similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- 
ered to establish, manage, and carry on in the towns of New- 
market and Durham the business of generating, manufacturing, 
producing, and supplying electricity for the purposes of light, 
heat, and mechanical power, distributing, conveying, and supply- 
ing the said electricity h\ metallic wires, or by any other suitable 
means of transmitting the same, upon poles erected or obtained 
for the purpose, or in subterranean tubes, pipes, or boxes 
placed in the public streets, highways, or sewers, and other 
places ; to construct suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical 
machinery and works as may be needed and convenient for con- 
ducting the l)usiness of said corporation, and may lease, hold, 
purchase, and acquire real and personal estate not exceeding 
thirty thousand dollars in value, and the same may be sold, con- 
vej^ed, and disposed of at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the right to lay metallic 
wires upon poles erected or obtained for the purpose, or in sub- 
terranean pipes, tubes, or boxes and in other appropriate and 
convenient ways in the public streets, highways, or sewers of 
said towns and to re-Jay and repair the same agreeably to the 
discretion of the selectmen of both towns, namely, Newmarket 
and Durham, a due regard being had to public safety and travel ; 
to locate its lines of wires or other means of transmission over 
or through public or private property or lands, permission being- 
had and price agreed upon between the parties; and to make a 



1891.] 



Chapters 282, 283. 



579 



contract with the towns of JSTewmarket and Durham for lighting 
its streets and pubhc buildings. 

Sect. 4. Said corporations hereinbefore named, or either of First meeting 
them, may call the first meeting of the corporations by giving fif- 
teen daj's" notice thereof in the "Advertiser," a newspaper printed 
at iSTewmarket, or by due personal notice thereof to each of said 
corporations, at which meeting, or any subsequent meetings duly 
holden, by-laws and regulations for the government of the cor- 
poration may be made, the necessary ofiicers designated and 
chosen, the capital stock and the number of shares into which it 
may be divided, fixed, and all other matters and things done and 
transacted that may be necessary to the organization of said cor- 
poration. 

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

{Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 283. 

AN ACT TO IXCORPOKATE THE MANCHESTER WOMEN's AID AND RE- 
LIEF SOCIETY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers; exemption from taxation. 

3. May acquire property of voluntary 

association. 



Section 

4. Constitution and by-laws. 

5. First meeting. 

6. Subject to repeal. 

7. Takes effect. 



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



Section 1. That Mrs. Aretas Blood, Mrs. P. C. Cheney, Mrs. corporation 
Olive Rand Clarke, Mrs. W. "W. Brown, Mrs. William L. Xilley, ^°""*"^^'^^^- 
Mrs. William B. Johnson, Mrs. Eben Ferren, Mrs. Charles 
Brown, Mrs. A. P. Tasker, Mrs. I. W. Farmer, Mrs. Ira Barr, 
Mrs. B. F. Martin, Mrs. Moody Currier, Mrs. A. H. Daniels, 
Mrs. Orison Hardy, Miss Julia A. Baker, Mrs. John E. Stearns, 
Mrs. George W. Riddle, Mrs. Thomas Dunlap, Mrs. A. J. Lane, 
Mrs. Thomas Morgan, Mrs. John Kennard, Mrs. M. A. Whit- 
tier, Mrs. Josiah Carpenter, Mrs. John S. Kidder, Mrs. Freeman 
Higgins, Mrs. George A. French, Mrs. H. F. Straw, Mrs. George 
W. bodge, lyliss E. B. Stark, Mrs. C. D. McDufiie, Mrs. Clark 
Hadley, Mrs. Henry B. Fairbanks, Mrs. J. C. Smith, Mrs. 
Charles K. Walker, Mrs. S. D. Green, and Mrs. F. P. Carpenter, 
their associates and successors, be and are hereby made a body 
politic and corporate by the name of Manchester Women's 
Aid and Relief Society, and by that name may sue and be 
sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment, and shall have and 
exercise all the powers and privileges and be subject to all the 
liabilities by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 



580 



Chapters 283, 284. 



[1891. 



PoAvers; ex- 
emption from 
taxation. 



May acquire 
propei-ty of 
voluntary 
association. 



Constitution 
and by-laws. 



First meeting. 



Subject to re- 
peal. 

Takes effect. 



Sect. 2. Said corporation, having for its object to seek out 
the poor and needy persons of the city of Manchester, to relieve 
their necessities, and aid them, so far as possible, to help them- 
selves and to better their condition, is hereby authorized to es- 
tablish and maintain in the city of Manchester an institution for 
the aid, care, support, and treatment of the poor, sick, and dis- 
abled in said city, and for such purposes may acquire and hold, 
by purchase, gift, lease, deed, devise, bequest, or otherwise, real 
and personal estate not exceeding in value two hundred thousand 
dollars ; and said corporation being in the nature of a public 
charity, its property shall be exempted from taxation. 

Sect. 3. The Manchester Women's Aid and Relief Society, a 
voluntary association now existing under the laws of said state, 
is hereby authorized to transfer to said corporation, without pay- 
ment or other consideration, all j^roperty now owned and pos- 
sessed by said association and all property which may hereafter 
be acquired by said association l3y purchase, gift, lease, deed, 
devise, bequest, or otherwise ; and said corporation is authorized 
to hold and use said property in the same way and for the same 
purposes said association might hold and use said property. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation may establish and adopt a constitu- 
tion and by-laws, rules and regulations, the same not being 
repugnant to the constitution and law^s of this state, as they may 
deem expedient. 

Sect. 5. The first three grantees, or either of them, may call 
the first meeting, by giving notice in writing to each of the 
grantees named in this act, five days at least prior to said meet- 
ing. 

Sect. 6. The legislature may alter or amend this charter 
wdienever in their opinion the public good may require it. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTEE 284. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE TOWN OF BARTLETT IN 
THE CHOICE OF SUPERVISORS OF CHECK-LIST AT THE BIENNIAL 
ELECTION IN 1890. 



Section 
1. Action legalized. 



Skction 
2. Takes effect. 



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



Action legal- SECTION 1. The actioii of the tow^n of Bartlett in choosing 
ized. supervisors of the check-list for said town at the biennial elec- 

ton in 1890 is hereby made legal and valid. 
Takes effect. Sect. 2. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. 
[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapters 285, 286. 



681 



CHAPTER 285. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE LITTLETON & FRANCONIA 

RAILROAD. 



. Section 

1. Time exieuded. 



Section 
2. Repealin<j cliuise. 



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

Section 1. The time allowed for completing the Littleton & Time ex- 
Franconia Railroad is hereby extended for the period of five**^"^®*^" 
years from the first day of January, 1892. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- R<?peaiing 
visions of this act are hereby repealed. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 286 



AN 



ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CITIZENS 
ASSOCIATION. 



BUILDING AND LOAN 



■ Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Guaranty fund. 

3. Precedence of payment. 

4. Interest. 

5. Fir.-it meeting. 
G. Directors. 



Section 

7. Location. 

8. Supervision by banli: commissioners. 

9. By-laws. 

10. Subject to repeal. 

11. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That Henry E. Burnham, Frank C. Towle, corporation 
Alpheus Gay, Alonzo Elliott, Edgar J. Knowlton, AVm. jST. John- '^°"'' ^^^^'" 
son, Robie Whitney, George W. Weeks, Oliver E. Branch, D. 
D. Felton, and Oliver B. Green, their associates, successors and 
assigns, are hereby made a body corporate and politic under the 
name of The Citizens' Building and Loan Association, 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 building and 
loan associations. 

Sect. 2. For the immediate use of the corporation, with the Guaranty 
purpose of acquiring a sufUcient fund to at once enable thc^"^'^' 
shareholders to purchase real estate and erect buildings thereon, 
or for other purposes, and for the better protection to share- 



582 



Chapter 286. 



[1891. 



Interest. 



holders, it shall provide for and have a permanent guaranty 
shareholders' fund of not less than $25,000 full paid,Vith the 
liberty to increase the same at pleasure to not exceed $100,000. 
The said fund shall he used in the business, and shall be kept 
and maintained as a guaranty fund for the payment of all the 
just claims against the corporation, and, in case of any insuffi- 
cienc}^ of assets of the association, to pay its liabilities. 
JaSn"^^ °^ S^*^^- ^- T^^^ general creditors or shareholders of the com- 
pany shall have j^recedence of payment from the assets of the 
corporation before payment from said assets on account of said 
permanent guaranty shareholders' fund. The said guaranty fund 
shall at no time be less than 10 per cent of the amount paid in 
by the general shareholders in cash ; nor shall said guaranty 
shareholders' fund be increased by amounts less than $10,000 at 
any one time, none of the principal part of wdiich shall be with- 
dra^wn at any time to reduce said fund below the amount of 10 
per cent required as hereinbefore provided. 

Sect. 4. The general shareholders shall be entitled to such 
rate of interest as may be prescribed or agreed to ; not, however, 
to be less than 4 per cent per annum on the amount actually paid 
in in cash by them ; and the permanent guaranty fund share- 
holders shall not be entitled to any interest until such an amount 
has been realized by the general shareholders. "When 4 per 
cent has been realized by the general shareholders, the guaranty 
fund shareholders shall be entitled to interest at a rate of not 
less than 6 per cent per annum, if earned; and shall also be en- 
titled to share in all other profits over 4 per cent per annum, as 
the directors may determine. 

Sect. 5. 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 published in some newspaper published in 
Manchester, N. H., at least one week before the date of the 
meeting. 

Sect. 6. The board of directors shall consist of nine mem- 
bers, five of whom shall be chosen from the permanent guaranty 
fund shareholders and four from the general shareholders. 

Sect. 7. The ofiice of the corporation shall be located in 
Manchester, ISTew Hampshire. 

Sect. 8. The affairs of the association shall be under the 
supervision and subject to examination by the bank commis- 
sioners. 

Sect. 9. Said association, at any meeting duly held, may 
adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the laws of 
the state, as may be convenient and necessary for the proper 
management of the business for which the association is created. 

Sect. 10. The legislature may alter, or amend, or repeal this 
act whenever in their opinion the public good requires it. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take efiiect on and after its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



First meetins 



Directors. 



Location. 



Supervision 
hy bank com 
missioners. 



By-laws. 



Subject to 
repeal. 



Takes eflFeet. 



1891.] 



Chapter 287. 



583 



CHAPTER 2 8 7. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WOODS VILLE LOAN AND BANKING 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 

3. Powers. 



Section 

4. First meeting. 

5. Taxation and supervision. 

6. Subject to repeal ; takes effect. 



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

Section 1. That Ezra B. Mann, Ira "Whitclier, Robert A. corporation 
Homer, Samuel B. Page, David Whitcher, and Edward F, 
Mann, and their associates, successors, and assigns, be and they 
are hereby incorporated and made a body corporate by the 
name of the Woodsville Loan and Banking Company, to be 
located at Woodsville, in the town of Haverhill. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have a capital stock of twenty capital, 
thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, and shall not begin business until that sum shall have been 
paid in in cash. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall be empowered with authority Powers, 
to have and execute all the powers and privileges incident to 
corporations of a similar nature, for the purpose of prosecuting 
the business of a loan and banking company ; to receive on 
deposit, or for safe-keeping, money and other valuables; to make 
and negotiate loans ; to loan, borrow, and deal in money and 
securities, and to do a general banking business. 

Sect. 4. The persons named in the first section of this act, ^"'^t meeting. 
or a majority of them, shall call the first meeting of the corpora- 
tion by notice in writing to each grantee, or by publication in 
some newspaper j)rinted in Grafton county, at least ten days 
before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 5. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force gov- Taxation ana 
erning the taxation of the capital stock in banks and trust com- ='"i'*^^"^'^^o"- 
panics shall apply to this corporation, and the affairs of this cor- 
poration shall be under the supervision and control of the bank 
commissioners. 

Sect. 6. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to 
whenever in their opinion the public good requires it, and this effect. ' 
act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



584 



Chapter 288. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 288. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE MASCOMA LIGHT, HEAT, AND POWER COM- 
PANY. 



Corporatiou 
constituted . 



May lease or 
purchase 
property of 
electric or 
gas light 
company. 



May maintain 
line of wires. 



Capital; may 
hold real and 
personal 
estate and sell 
or lease to 
other corpo- 
rations. 



Section Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 5. May issue bonds; proviso. 

2. May lease or purchase property of 6. First meeting. 

electric or gas light company. 7. By-laws. 

3. May maintain line of wires. s. Subject to repeal; takes effect. 

4. Capital ; may hold real and personal 

estate, and sell or lease to other 
corporations. 

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

Section 1, That Amos Barnes, of Boston, county of Suflblk, 
state of Massachusetts, IS". S. Huntino;ton, of Hanover, county of 
Grafton, state of ISTew Hampshire, M. E. Gates, of Hartford, 
county of Windsor, state of Yermont, W. S. Carter and F. C. 
Churchill, of Lebanon, county of Grafton, state of iS^ew Hamp- 
shire, and C. F, West, of Concord, county of Merrimack, state 
of ]S^e^y Hampshire, their associates, successors, and assigns, are 
hereby constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of 
Mascoma Light, Heat, and Power Company, for the purpose of 
doing a general illuminating, heating, and power business, by the 
manufacture, distribution, and sale of electricity and gas, either 
or both of them, in the county of Grafton, state of J^ew Hamp- 
shire, and in the county of Windsor, state of Vermont, with all 
the powers and privileges and subject to all the duties and lia- 
bilities by law incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. That said company is hereby authorized to acquire, by 
lease or purchase, the property, rights, franchises, privileges, and 
immunities of any electric or gas light company, now or here- 
after existing in any town or city in said county of Grafton, 
state of l*Tew Hampshire, or said county of Windsor, state of 
Yermont, upon such terms or conditions as may be mutually 
agreed upon, and upon such lease or purchase, and a transfer 
and conveyance of the same to the Mascoma Light, Heat, and 
Power Company, it shall succeed to and enjoy all the rights, 
privileges, and immunities now enjoyed and belonging to any 
such electric or gas light companies. 

Sect. 3. The said company is hereby authorized to construct 
or maintain its line of wires in accordance with the laws of the 
state of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed the sum of one hundred thousand dollars, divided into 
shares of one hundred dollars each. The amount thereof, 
within said authorized limit, shall be fixed by the corporators 
upon the organization of the company, and the same may from 
time to time be increased as determined by the stockholders, 
until all of said one hundred thousand dollars has been issued. 



1891.] Chapters 288, 289. 585 

Said capital stock may be paid in cash, or in property taken at a 
fair vakiation, but no shares shall be issued until fully paid for. 
The said company shall have the right to acquire, own, or hold, 
by lease or purchase, any and all property, both real and personal, 
that may be necessary or useful for the purpose of its business, 
and shall also have the power to sell, mortgage, or lease its 
franchises, rights, and properties to other corporations in this 
state or the state of Vermont. 

Sect. 5. The said company may issue its bonds for the accom- May issue 
plishment of any of the purposes for which it is incorporated, vfso!*' ^"° 
at such rates and times, and in such amounts, as the stockholders 
may authorize : provided, such bonds shall not be issued in 
amounts exceeding seventy-five per cent of the capital stock 
actuall}' paid in ; and it may secure payment of such bonds, both 
principal and interest, by a mortgage on its property and 
franchises. 

Sect. 6. The first meeting of said company may be called by F""st meeting, 
a corporate member giving personal notice at least ten days prior 
to the time of meeting, to his associates, stating the time and 
place thereof. 

Sect. 7. The corporators, or the associates, successors, and By-iaws. 
assigns, at the first or any subsequent meeting of said corpora- 
tion, may make such by-laws providing for election of officers or 
transaction of the business of the corporation, as may be deemed 
necessary, not inconsistent with the provisions of the General 
Laws of the state. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act fgp^|®^[^^^j.eg 
whenever in their opinion the public good may require; and this effect. ' 
act shall take eifect on its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 289. 

AN ACT LEGALIZIXG THE ACTION OF THE SELECTMEN OF THE TOWN OF 
EPPING IN APPOINTING TOWN AUDITORS. 

Section j section 

1. Action legalized. | 2. Takes effect. 

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

Section 1. That the action of the selectmen in the town of Action legai- 
Epping in appointing John Q. Pike and Charles W. Sanborn ^'"^''• 
town auditors in said town until the next annual March meeting 
be and is hereby legalized. 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



586 



Chapters 290, 291. 



[1891. 



CHAPTER 290. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE TOWN OF MIDDLETON IN 
THE CHOICE OF SUPERVISORS OF THE CHECK-LIST AT THE BIEN- 
NIAL ELECTION IN THE YEAR 1890. 



Section 
1. Action legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect. 



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



Action 
legalized. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. The action of the town of Micldleton in choosing 
s-iipervisors of the check-list for said town at the biennial election 
in the year 1890 is hereby made legal and valid. 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



CHAPTER 291. 

an act in addition TO AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO ESTAB- 
LISH A HIGH-SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE WESTERLY PART OF THE 
TOWN OF LEBANON, FORMERLY KNOWN AS DISTRICT NO. 2." 

Section i Section 

1. District shall take possession of prop- 2. Property and debts to be apportioned, 

erty. | 3. Takes effect. 

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



District shall 
take posses- 
sion of 
property. 



Property and 
debts to be 
apportioned. 



Takes effect. 



Section 1. The West Lebanon high-school district shall 
forthw^ith take possession of all houses, lands, apparatus, and 
other property used for school purposes within the limits of said 
district now in possession of the Lebanon town school district. 

Sect. 2. The selectmen of the town of Lebanon shall make 
an equitable apportionment of the school property and debts of 
said districts at the time of the creation of the AYest Lebanon 
high-school district, and find the balance equitably due from 
either of said districts to the other, and order said balance to be 
paid within a time by them limited ; and in case said selectmen 
shall fail to agree upon the apportionment of the property and 
debts of said districts, they shall choose a referee, whose deci- 
sion shall be final. 

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

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 292. 



587 



CHAPTER 292 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SALEM WATER-WORKS COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 

3. Meetings. 

4. Privileges in highways. 



Sectiox 

5. Eminent domain. 

6. May make contracts and issue bonds. 

7. First meeting. 

S. Subject to repeal; act repealed; takes 
effect. 



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



Section 1. That Frank P. Woodbury, Oliver E. Branch, corporation 
George E. Hodgclon, Hiram D. Upton, Fred R. Felch, George '^^"*'^^'^"*^'^' 
"W. Prescott, Prentiss Webster, Charles S. Collins, their succes- 
sors, associates, and assigns, shall be and are hereby made a cor- 
poration by the name of The Salem Water- AVorks Companj^ 
for the purpose of constructing a system of water-works and 
supplying individuals and corporations in the villages of Salem 
and Salem Depot, ]^ew Hampshire, wdth water for domestic use, 
manufacturing purposes, and the extinguishing fires; and by that 
name may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment 
and execution, and are hereby vested with all the powers and 
subject to all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar 
nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital, 
such number of shares, not exceeding one hundred dollars each, 
as may from time to time be determined by said corporation, 
not exceeding in the whole sum one hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of this corpora- Meetings, 
tion shall be held at such times and places, and upon such notice, 
as may be provided by the by-laws of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and holdijighwayli!^" 
in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate neces- 
sary for the carrying into efi'ect the purposes of this act, and 
said corporation is authorized to enter upon and break ground, 
dig ditches and make excavations, in any street, place, squai'e, 
passageway, or highway through which it may be deemed ne- 
cessarj' for the pij^es and water-works of said company to pass, be, 
or exist, and for the purpose of placing its pipes, hydrants, struc- 
tures, and such materials as may be deemed necessary for con- 
structing said water-works, and to re-la}" and repair the same, 
subject to such regulations as to the safety of citizens and 
the security of public travel as the selectmen of the town may 
prescribe. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and Eminent 
appropriate the water known as Corbett's pond, and Policy "^ °™^"^' 
pond, so called, in the county of Rockingham, and to secure said 
waters by fence or otherwise, and to dig ditches, make excavations 



588 Chapter 292. [1891. 

and reservoirs tlirough, over, in, or upon any land or inclosure 
through which it may be necessary for said pipes and water to 
pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, and water-works to be or 
exist, for the purpose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or con- 
ducting said water and placing such pipes and other material 
and works as may be necessary for building and operating such 
water-works or repairing the same : iwovided, that if it be neces- 
sary to enter upon and appropriate any land for the purpose 
aforesaid, or to raise or lower the level of said waters, and the 
said corporation shall not be able to agree with the owners 
thereof for the damages that may be done by said corporation, 
or the owner shall be unknown, either party may apply to the 
supreme court at a trial term in the county of Rockingham, 
have the same laid out and the damages determined, and said 
court shall refer the same to the county commissioners for said 
county, who shall appoint a time and place of hearing, and give 
notice thereof in the same manner as now provided by law for 
laying out highways. Said commissioners shall make report to 
said court, and said court may issue execution thereon accord- 
ingly ; but if either party shall desire it, 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 regu- 
lations as said court may prescribe. 
Maj^ make Sect. 6. Said cori")oration may make contracts with individuals 

contracts ana . t to • n ^ • -i 

Issue bonds, and corporatious. Village and nre precincts, tor supplying them 
with water and hydrant service, and may establish such tolls, 
and charge such rents therefor, as may be deemed reasonable ; 
and said corporation is authorized to borrow money to defray 
the cost of such water-works, water rights, and land dam- 
ages, and may issue its notes, bonds, or obligations therefor, 
not exceeding one half its capital stock, actually paid in and 
unimpaired, payable in such times and at such rates of interest, 
not exceeding six per cent, as it may determine, and may if it be 
deemed expedient, secure such notes, bonds, or obligations by a 
mortgage of all its estate, real, personal, and mixed, which mort- 
gage shall be recorded in the office of the register of deeds for 
the county of Eockingham. 

First meeting. Sect. 7. Any two of the first-iiamed grantees may call the 
first meeting of the corporation by giving a written or printed 
notice to the other members, at least ten days before the day of 
meeting, or by leaving such notice at their last place of abode 
ten days before such meeting. 

Subject to re- Sect. 8. The legislature may at any time alter, amend, or 

peal; act re- repeal this charter; and the act, " An act entitled 'An act to incor- 

pealed ; taJjes i -, r-, -, -x-t-r -it-t -, /^ ??» t , l^ • 

effect. porate the Salem Water- Works Company, passed at this session 

of the legislature, is hereby repealed, and this act shall take 
effect upon its passage. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



1891.] 



Chapter 293. 



589 



CHAPTER 293. 

AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE HAMPTON STREET 

RAILWAY." 



Section 


Section 


1. 


Corporation constituted; location of 


9. 


Directors and officers. 




road. 


10. 


Clerk and treasurer. 


2. 


Selectmen to lay out. 


11. 


May hold real estate. 


3. 


Distance from sidewalk. 


12. 


Grade. 


4. 


Tolls. 


13. 


Town may take up streets 


5. 


Motive power; selectmen to make 


14. 


By-laws. 




regulations. 


15. 


Meetings. 


6. 


Corporation to keep in repair; town 


16. 


Contracts. 




lias remedy over. 


17. 


May issue bonds. 


7. 


Penalties for obstructions. 


18. 


Subject to repeal. 


8. 


Capital. 


19. 


Takes etfect. 



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



Section 1. That Charles Philbrick, Warren Brown, Edwin corporation 
Janvrin, Jacob T. Brown, Stebbings H. Dumas, Otis H. Whit- fo^altion of ' 
tier, S. W, Dearborn, their associates, successors, and assigns, ^°^''' 
are hereby made a body corporate by the name of the Hampton 
Street Railway, with power to construct, maintain, and use a rail- 
way with convenient single or double tracks, commencing at the 
Boston & Maine depot in the town of Hampton and running over 
the highway to Hampton Beach, also from said depot over the 
Maine road to ISTorth Beach, so called, with the right of connec- 
tion, or running over other highways in said town between said 
terminal points, and as said grantees at their first meeting and 
from time to thereafter shall determine ; the damages for lands 
not in any highway to be fixed in the same manner as lands 
taken for highways. 

Sect. 2. Such railway shall be laid out by the selectmen of selectmen to 
said Hampton in the like manner as highways are laid, and they^'^^°"*' 
shall give notice to all the land-owners abutting on the streets or 
highways through which such proposed railway shall pass, of the 
time and place of hearing in reference to such laying out, by 
publication of a notice in such of the newspapers printed in 
Rockingham county as they shall direct, fourteen days at least 
before said day of hearing. 

Sect. 3. The track of such railway shall be laid at such dis- Distance from 
tance from the sidewalks in said town as may be determined by '^^ ^^'^ 
the said selectmen. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have power to fix, from time toiis. 
to time, such rates of compensation for transportation of persons 
and property on said railway as they may deem reasonable, and 
shall be subject to the duties and lial)ilities and possess all the 
rights and privileges by law incident to railway or railroad cor- 
porations, so far as the same shall be applicable. 



590 Chapter 293. [1891. 

Moti%-e Sect. 5. Said railway shall be operated b}" horse power, and 

men"omake no Other power sliall be used, and the selectmen shall have 
regulations, power to make all such regulations as to the rate of speed of 

said railway as the public safety and convenience may require, 
to keep in°" Sect. 6. Said corporation shall keep in repair such portion of 
repair; town the strccts or highways as are occupied by their tracks, and 
ovei""^^*^ ^ shall be liable to pay for any loss or damage arising by reason of 
the negligence, carelessness, or misconduct of tlieir agents or 
servants ; and in case an}' recovery is had against said Hampton 
for defect or want of repair in or use of said railway, said cor- 
poration shall be liable to pay the same, together with all reason- 
able costs and expenses. 
Penalties for Sect. 7. Any person willfully or maliciously obstructing said 
otastiuctions. corporation in the use of said railway, or who shall aid, abet, or 
counsel the same, shall be punished by tine not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding six months, or 
both ; and if said corporation, or its agents or servants, shall 
willfully or maliciously obstruct any highway, they shall be pun- 
ished by a fine not exceeding five hundred dollars. 
Capital. Sect. 8. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 

a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars, to be determined 
by the grantees at the first meeting of the corporation. 
Directors and Sect. 9. The management of the affairs of said corporation 
shall ])e vested in a board of directors consisting of not less than 
three nor more than seven stockholders in said corporation, and 
shall hold their oflice until others shall be chosen and qualified 
in their stead ; and the 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 or appoint all such other oflicers, 
agents, and servants of said corporation, not otherwise herein 
provided, as they may deem expedient, fix the salaries of all 
officers, servants, and agents, and generally shall have and exer- 
cise all the powder of the corporation. 
Clerk and Sect. 10. Tlicrc sliall also be elected annually by the stock- 

XrGilSUl'Gl'. *^ 

holders a clerk, who shall be clerk of the corporation, and 
sworn to the faithful performance of his duties, and a treasurer, 
who shall give bond, with sureties, for the faithful performance 
of his trust. 

May hold real Sect. 11. Said Corporation shall have power to hold so much 
real estate as may be necessary to accommodate its business. 

Grade. Sect. 12. Said railway shall be constructed at such grade as 

may be determi;ied by said selectmen ; and if it shall be neces- 
sarj' to alter the grade of any street or highway, it shall be done 
at the expense of said railway. 

Town may Sect. 13. Said town sliall liavc power to take up the streets 

streets^ or highways through which said I'ailway may pass, for the same 

purposes and in the same manner as thej' ma}' now do, doing no 
unnecessary damage to said railway. 

By-laws. Sect. 14. Said corporation shall have power to make, ordain, 

and establish all such by-laws, rules, and regulations as they shall 
deem expedient to accomplish the purposes of this act, and for 



1891.] Chapter 293. 591 

the well-ordering, regulating, and securing the interest and affair 
of said corporation. 

Sect. 15. The annual meeting of said corporation shall be held Meetings, 
at such time and place as the corporation by their by-laws or the 
directors for the time being shall direct, at which meeting the 
directors, clerk, and treasurer shall be elected by ballot; and any 
two of the grantees named in this act are authorized to call the 
first meeting of the corporation by advertizing the same three 
weeks successively in some newspaper printed in said Rocking- 
ham county, and the directors are authorized to call special meet- 
ings wdienever they shall deem it expedient and proper. 

Sect. 16. Said corporation may make such contracts with contracts, 
any person or corporation as may be necessary or useful to carry 
out the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 17. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empow- May issue 
ered to issue bonds, secured by mortgage upon their road or any ^°"^^- 
part thereof, to an amount not exceeding one half the capital 
stock fixed by said corporation, which may be increased from 
time to time as said corporation shall increase its capital stock 
and enlarge its business. 

Sect, 18. The legislature may alter or amend this act when- subject to 
ever in their opinion the public good may require it. repeal. 

Sect. 19. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes efifect. 

[Approved April 11, 1891.] 



LAAVS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 

PASSED AT THE SPECIAL SESSION, 
DECEMBER, I890. 



Legislature convened Dec. 2; — Adjonrned Dec. 5. 
20 



LAAVS 

OF THE 

STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 

PASSED AT THE SPECIAL SESSION, 
DECEMBER, I8QO. 



CHAPTER 1. 

AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 3 AND CHAPTER 35 OF THE 
GENERAL LAWS, FURTHER DEFINING THE QUALIFICATIONS OF 
LEGISLATIVE OFFICERS AND THE DUTIES OF THE ASSISTANT 
CLERK OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES AND OF THE SEN- 
ATE. 



Section 

1. Eligibility of legislative officers. 

2. Vacancies filled. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



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

Section 1. Every officer of the legislature shall have been an Eligibility of 
inliabitant of this state for at least one year next prior to his elec-^^'jg^^jj^^'*^® 
tion, and the removal from the state of any such officer during 
the term for which he was chosen shall effect an immediate va- 
cancy in such office. 

Sect. 2. Incase of the death, resio-nation, removal from the vacancies 
state, absence, or other disability of the clerk of the house of 
representatives, or of the senate, the assistant clerk shall perform 
all the duties incumbent upon the clerk b,y usage or statute. 

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

[Approved December 4, 1890.] 



596 Chapters 2, 3. [1890. 



CHAPTER 2. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO THE APPROPRIATION PROVIDED 
BY CHAPTER 122 OF THE LAWS OF 1887 FOR A DIGEST OF THE NEW 
HAMPSHIRE REPORTS. 

Payments for Digest. 

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

Payments for That the State treasurer be, and hereby is, authorized, if re- 
^^^^ ■ quested by the author and publisher of said Digest, to pay 

instalments which may become due to H. W. Huse & Co. 
under the contract of said author and publisher with said H. W. 
Huse & Co. as the same may become due, and not exceeding in 
the whole the sum provided by said chapter. 
[Approved December 4, 1890.] 



• CHAPTER 3. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF IRA E. BROAVN. 
$50 appropriated. 

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

|3oappropri- That Ira E. Brown be allowed the sum of fifty dollars for 
state bounty due him, and unpaid, for service in the last war^ 
and that the governor be authorized to draw his warrant there- 
for out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved December 4, 1890.] 



1890.] Chapters 4, 5. 597 



CPIAPTER 4. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE CLERKS OF THE SENATE 

AND HOUSE. 

Appropriation for clerks. 

Resoked by the Senate and House of Ee]?resentatii-es in General Court 
convened : 

That Ira A. Chase, clerk of the senate, and Stephen S. Jewett, Appropria- 
clerk of the house of representatives, each be allowed for their clerks, 
services during the present session one half the established salary 
allowed by law, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant therefor out of any money in the treasury not other- 
wise appropriated. 

[Approved December 5, 1890.] 



CHAPTER 5. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF LEWIS JENKINS AND OTHERS. 

Appropi'iation for sergeant-at-arms, door keepers, pages, clerks, janitors, and engross- 
ing clerk. 

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

That Lewis Jenkins be allowed the sum of twenty dollars, Appropria- 
Horace L. Ingalls the sum of eighteen dollars, Orrin D. Huse sei-geantat- 
the sum of eighteen dollars, Charles C. Jones the sum of^g"pei^g°°^"' 
eighteen dollars, John H. Stanley the sum of twelve dollars, p^s.^*'^. clerks, 
Edgar Farmer the sum of twelve dollars, Henry Hillman, Jr., engrossing 
the sum of twelve dollars, Frank W. Brown the sum of twelve *''^^^^' 
dollars, Edward H. Wason the sum of twenty dollars, James M. 
Adams the sum of eighteen dollars, George H, Moses the sum 
of eighteen dollars, Charles E. Harrison the sum of eighteen 
dollars, James E. liandlett the sum of twenty dollars, Aiithon 
W. Colby the sum of twelve dollars, Orlando I. Godfrey the 
sum of twelve dollars, and Lewis Brown the sum of twelve 
dollars, Charles J. Hamblett the sum of fifty dollars, William 
Tutherly the sum of fifty dollars, and Arthur W. Ilowison the 
sum of twenty-five dollars ; and the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved December 5, 1890.] 



598 



Chapters 6, 7. 



[1890. 



CHAPTER 6. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF HERBERT F. NORRIS AND OTHERS. 



Appropria- 
tion for 
reporters. 



Appropriation for reporters. 

Besolved hij the Senate and House of Representatives in General Court 
convened : 

That the sum of ten dollars each be appropriated and paid to 
Herbert F. N'orris, Arthur E. Clarke, Frank H. Challis, Fred 
Leighton, Edward N. Pearson, Harlan C. Pearson, Leonard B. 
Brown, Daniel B. Donovan, Allan H. Robinson, as legislative re- 
porters, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his 
warrant therefor. 

[Approved December 5, 1890.] 



CHAPTER 7. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BERLIN SAVINGS BANK AND TRUST 

COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; purposes. 

2. Capital stock. 

3. Taxation. 

4. By-laws. 

5. Private property of shareholders not 

liable. 



SECTioy 

6. Under supervision of bank commis- 

sioners. 

7. First meeting. 

8. Repealing clause; takes effect. 



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



Corporation 
constituted ; 
purposes. 



Section 1. Abraham M. Stahl, Robert N. Chamberlin, Abner 
K. Cole, Frank D. Colby, John W. Greenlaw, James C. Phipps, 
and Hiram C. Rowell, their associates, successors, and assigns, be 
and hereby are made a body corporate by the name of the Berlin 
Savings Bank and Trust Company, to be located at Berlin, in 
this state, with authority to have and execute all the powers and 
privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature, for the 
purpose of prosecuting the business of a savings bank and trust 
company ; to receive on deposit, or for safe-keeping, money and 
other valuables, the funds of trustees, guardians, administrators, 
or others; to act as trustees for individuals and corporations; and 
officially, under appointment by the courts of this or other states, 
to act as financial agents, to make and negotiate loans for itself 
and others ; to loan, borrow, and deal in money and securities, 
and to do a o-eneral bankino: business. 



1890.] Chapter 7. 599 

Sect. 2. Said company shall have a capital stock of twenty- capital stock, 
five thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hundred dollars 
each, with authority to increase its capital stock to two hundred 
thousand dollars, and may acquire and hold real estate for its 
own use to the value of twenty thousand dollars, exclusive of 
such real estate as may be taken in good faith for indebtedness, 
or held as security. Said corporation shall not commence busi- 
ness until the sum of twenty-five thousand dollars shall have 
been paid in in cash, and no certificate of shares shall be issued 
until the par value of the same has been fully paid, and a certifi- 
cate thereof shall have been filed in the ofiice of the secretary of 
state, verified by the oath of the directors. 

Sect. 3. The provisions of law now or hereafter in force gov- Taxation, 
erning the taxation of bank stock and deposits in savings banks, 
on which interest is paid, shall apply to this company, and this 
company shall be deemed a bank under sections 4 and 11 of 
chapter 149 of the General Laws. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at any meeting duly holden, may^y-iaws. 
adopt such by-laws and regulations, not repugnant to the law^s of 
this state, as may be necessary for the management of the busi- 
ness for which the company was created. 

Sect. 5. The private property of shareholders shall not be property of 
liable for the debts of the company. not^iawe^^^ 

Sect. 6. The affairs of the company shall be under the super- under super- 
vision and control of the bank commissioners, who shall ex- commission"'^ 
amine its books and securities, make the same reports upon its®^"^' 
condition, and receive the same pay for their services from the 
state, as provided in case of savings banks. 

Sect. 7. Any three of the grantees may call the first meeting First meeting. 
of the corporation by notice in writing to each grantee, or by 
one publication in some newspaper printed in Coos county, at 
least one week before the day of meeting. 

Sect. 8. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act Repealing 
whenever, in their opinion, the public good requires it; andeffecl;!'*^'^^^ 
this act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved December 4, 1890.] 



600 Chapter 8. [1890. 



CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE AND EXTEND THE CHARTER OF THE EXETER 

RAILAVAY. 



Section 

1. Charter revived. 

2. Incoi'porators clianged. 



Section 
3. Takes effect. 



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

Charter SECTION 1. That the act entitled " An act to incorporate the 

re\ived. Exeter Railway," passed at the June session, 1868, is hereby re- 
vived and continued in force, and the time for the completion of 
said railway is hereby extended to the first day of January, 1905. 
Incorporators Sect. 2. That sectiou One of said act be and hereby is 
changed. amended by striking out the names of Joshua Getchell, William 
A. Currier, l^athaniel G. Gilmam, William B. Morrill, Stephen 
Kendrick, William H. Hackett, William Clark, S. P. Dow, 
George E. Lawton, and Albert Currier, and inserting instead 
thereof the names of William H. C. Follansbee, Edward H. 
Gilman, Winthrop IS[. Dow, Edwin G. Eastman, Daniel Gilman, 
George L. Ilsley, William H. Fellows, and George isT. Proctor. 
Takes effect. ggct. 3. This act [shall] take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved December 4, 1890.] 

[Note.— This act became void through a failure to pay the charter fee hut was re- 
vived by chapter 140 of the Laws of 1891.] 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Office of Secretary of State. 

CoKCORD, July 2, 1891. 
I hereby certify that the acts and resolves and changes of 
names contained in this Pamphlet have been compared with the 
originals in this office, and found to be correctly printed. 

EZRA S. STEARIn^S, 

Secretary of State. 



INDEX 



INDEX 

TO 

ACTS AND RESOLVES 

JANUARY SESSION, 1891 

AND 

Special Session, December, 1890. 



Academies, colleges, and seminaries to furnish catalogue to state li- 
brary and Historical Society ....... 300 

Adams, James M., appropriation to ...... . 597 

Adulteration of food, drugs, and medicines ..... 383 

Agents of cei'tain corporations to be licensed ..... 866 

Agricultural College (sec College of Agriculture). 

Agriculture, board of, to receive i^ossession of real estate in Durham . 306 

governor member, ex officio, of . . . . 323 

"commissioner" of, to publish and distribute "Lakes and 

Summer Resorts "....... 401 

Alliance Trust Company, charter revived ...... 560 

Alpine Aqueduct Com2)any, charter amended ..... 500 

Amoskeag Safe Deposit and Trust Company incorporated . . . 545 

Savings Bank, charter amended ...... 466 

Analysis of drugs and food ....... 384, 335 

Ancient Order of United Workmen Hall Association incorporated . 568 

Annual elections, towns may adopt secret Ixxllot law for . . . 348 
Appleton, Ira S., part of homestead annexed to Hillsborough Bridge 

special school district ......... 512 

Apportionment of public taxes ........ 324 

Appropriations : (See also roads and bridges.) 

under will of Benjamin Thompson .... 304 ^-^ 

for state library building ...... 307 

for national guard . . . . . . . 313 

for soldiers' home ....... 315 

for armories ........ 331 

for removal of college of agriculture and the mechanic 

arts 362 - 

for World's CJolumbian Exposition .... 377 

for town libraries ....... 378 



606 Index. [1891. 

Appropriations : (See also roads and bridges.) 

for buoys and beacons on Sunapee lake . . . 379 
to prevent unlawful killing of game .... 383 
for farm buildings at asylum for the insane . . 384 
for state normal school, flag ..... 385 
library and laboratories . 395 

for indexing records ...... 386 

to Matilda S. Thompson 387 

to Nathaniel S. Berry 387 

for state prison ...... 388, 395 

for Gettysburg monuments ..... 390 

to Charles E. Hale 391 

to Irene A. Huse 391 

to Solon A. Carter ....... 393 

to legislative oflicers . 393, 402, 411, 412, 416, 697, 598 

to Ray & Walker 394 

for transportation of material and troojjs to dedication 
of Bennington battle monument .... 394 

to E. E. Blake 396 

for state industi'ial school ..... 400 

for ijublication of " Lakes and Summer Resorts" . 401 
for forest commission ...... 401 

to Charles E. Harrison ...... 402 

to commissionex's to revise the public statutes . . 402 
for fish-hatching house in Colebrook . . . 403 

to ReiJublican Press Association .... 405 

to George Wood ....... 405 

to J. Edward Morrison ...... 407 

to engrossing clerk ....... 408 

to city of Manchester ...... 409 

to Charles R. Morrison ...... 409 

for photographs . . . . . . ,411 

for clerks of senate and House . . . 412, 416, 597 
to New Hampshire Historical Society . . . 413 

for ventilation of representatives' hall and senate 
chamber ........ 413 

for lighting Weirs channel and maintaining buoys on 
Lake Winnipesaukee ...... 414 

for certain persons presenting credentials and not 
admitted to seats in the house .... 415 

for Matthew Thornton monument .... 417 

to widow of Silas M. Gee ..... 418 

for portrait of General Stark ..... 418 

to Ira E. Brown 596 

to legislative reporters ...... 598 

Archer Fuel Company'incorporated 540 

Armories may be maintained by towns 293 

appropriation for rent of 331 

Arson and burning property, informer to receive reward . . . 365 

laws to be posted ..... 365 

Ashland, fish-hatching house at 347 

Ashuelot Valley P^lectric Light, Heat, and Power Company incorporated 570 
Assistant clerks of senate and house, appropriations to . . 412, 597 
to perform duties of clerk, when . . . 695 
Asylum for the insane, appropriation for farm buildings . . . 384 
Attorney-General, duties of, in relation to elections . . . 350, 351 
prosecutions by, on report of insurance commissioner 369 
Auburn, appropriation for Deer Neck bridge in 398 

Ballot-boxes, secretary of state to provide ...._. 355 

Ballot-law commissioners ........ 350, 351 

Ballots, printing of, at public expense ...... 347 

requirements of . . . . . • • _ _ • .351 

Bank commissioners, supervision of building and loan associations by . 360 



1891.] 



Index. 



607 



aves at 



Banking corporations incorporated or charters amended 
Amoskeag Savings Bank ..... 

Bartlett Trust and Banking Company . 

Berlin Savings Bank and Trust ComiJany 

Bristol Banking Company ..... 

City Guaranty Savings Bank .... 

City Savings Bank ...... 

Concord Safe Deposit and Trust Company 

Dover Bank ....... 

E. H. Rollins & Son 

Hillsborough Bank ...... 

Lancaster Trust Company ..... 

Lebanon Loan and Banking Company . 
Manchester Investment Company 

Safety Deposit and Trust Company 
Monadnock Bank ...... 

Nashua Trust Company ..... 

North Conway Loan and Banking Company . 
Peterborough Bank ...... 

Savings Bank for the County of Strafford 

Stratford Bank 

Whitefield Bank and Trust Company . 
Bartlett, appropriation for highway in ... 

election of supervisors legalized 
Trust and Banking Company incorjjorated 
Bascom, James W., appropriation to . 
Bennington, governor and council to investigate condition of gr 

monument, dedication of ... 

Benton, appropriation for highway in .... 

Berlin authorized to construct water-works . 

Savings Bank and Trust Company incorporated 
Berry, Joseph (heirs), homestead annexed to Manchester for 
f)urposes .... 

Nathaniel S., appropriation to 
Birds, game and song, protected 
Black bass protected .... 

Blake, E. E., apin'oi^riation to 

Board of Agi'iculture, to receive possession of real estate in Durham 
governor member, ex officio, of 
cattle commissioners constituted . 

to make rules and regulations 
quarantine by 
health, powers of, in relation to adulteration of dru 
food .... 

library commissioners . 
registration in dentistry 
state library commissioners . 
world's fair managers . 
Boards of education, sui^erintendent of public instruction to send re- 
port to ........... . 317 

Boston & Maine Railroad, increase of capital stock .... 295 

Bradle}^ Lyceum incorporated ........ 513 

Bragg, Lewis C, appropriation to ...... . 415 

Breezy Point, appropriation for highway ...... 419 

Bridgewater, ajjpropriation for highway ...... 408 

Bristol Banking Company incorporated ...... 504 

Brookline Railroad Company incorporated ...... 519 

Brown, Frank W., appropriations to . . . . . . 393, 597 

Ira E., appro 2)riation to . . . . . . . . 596 

Leonard B., appropriations to ..... 412, 598 

Lewis M., appropriations to . . . . . .411, 597 

Margaret, homestead annexed to Manchester for school purposes 510 
Building and loan associations, taxation of . . . . . . 359 

supervision of, by bank commissioners 360 



. 466 
. 538 
450, 598 
. 504 
. 459 
. 459 
, 506 
. 455 
. 504 
. 507 
. 448 
. 514 
. 510 
. 503 
. 458 
. 560 
. 537 
. 452 
. 454 
. 464 
. 492 
. 403 
. 580 
. 538 
. 415 
404 
. 394 
. 419 
. 425 
450, 598 
school 

510 

387 

330 

323 

396 

306 

. 323 

. 335 

336, 337 

336, 339 

and 

334, 335 
378 
341 
307 
376 



608 



Index. 



[1891. 



Buoys and beacons on Sunapee Lake 
on Lake Winnipesaukee . 



379 

414 



351, 



336, 
336, 



412, 



411, 416, 



Canaan, appropriation for highway . 
Cards of instructions to voters 
Caribou protected .... 

Carroll, appropriation for highway 
Carter, Hosea B., appropriation to 
Solon A., appropriation to 
Cattle commissioners, board of, constituted 

to make I'ules and regulations 
quarantine by 
Caucuses, nominations by . 
Cemeteries, public, watering of . 

protection from tresj)ass 
Cemetery work, lien on 
Centennial celebration, invitation by Vermont accepted 

of Greenfield, town authorized to ajjpropriate money for 
Challis, Frank H., appropriations to 
Changes of names 
Chaplain of state prison, salary of 
Charles, Madison O., appropriation to 
Chase, Ira A., appropriations to . 

William M., appropriation to 
Cherry Mountain, appropriation for highway 
Cheshire county, salary of judge of probate 
Chester and Derry Railroad Association incorporated 
Chicago, international exposition at 
Citations, additional appropriation for 
Citizens' Building and Loan Association incorporated 
City Guaranty Savings Bank, new name 
of Rochester incorporated . 
Savings Bank, name changed 
Claremont & White River Junction Railroad, charter amended 
Clarke, Arthur E., appi'opriations to 

John B., appropriation to 
Clerks of senate and house, appropriations to . . 411, 412, 416 

assistant clerks to perform duties, when 
Clifford. C. E., aijpi'opriation to . 
Colby Academy, charter amended 

Anthon W., appropriations to 
Ira, approi^riation to 
Colebrook, fish-hatching house in 
College of agriculture and the mechanic arts, acceptance of congres- 
sional appropriation 
for - . . . 
to make analyses of 

food and drugs 
removal to Durham . 
board of trustees en- 
larged . 
trustees to receive real 

estate in Durham 
comisel to examine 
acts and contracts . 
Colleges, academies, and seminaries to furnish state library and Histor- 
ical Society with catalogues ....... 

Commissioners (see also ballot-law, bank, cattle, fish and game, forest, 
insurance, library, state library ) of Rockingham 
county may issue bonds ..... 

to revise public statutes, appropriation for . 
distribution of rej^ort 
to 23ublish public statutes 
Concord & Montreal Railroad may increase capital stock 



412, 



411, 



417 
358 
318 
403 
411 
393 
335 
337 
339 
848 
315 
345 
302 
394 
577 
598 
381 
388 
415 
597 
402 
403 
340 
550 
375 
394 
581 
459 
525 
459 
450 
598 
412 
597 
595 
412 
521 
597 
402 
403 



294 ^ 

334 
361 

362 

363 

388 

300 



474 

402 
383 
343 
294 



1891.] 



Index. 



609 



Concord & Rochester Railroad, charter amended ..... 515 

exempted from charter fees . . . 410 

Ijoundaries of school districts changed ..... 543 

commissioner of highways in ...... 473 

extension of water-works ....... 555 

Hoi'se Railroad, name changed ...... 502 

may erect memorial arch ....... 400 

may maintain public p-dik . . . . . . .561 

])olice court, lines, etc., in, to whom paid .... 491 

Safe Deposit and Trust Company incorporated . . . 506 

school district No. 3 may unite with Union school district in . 511 

Street Railway may increase capital stock .... 502 

Congress, act of, I'elating to agricultural colleges .... 303 

enactment by, for free coinage of silver, op2)osed . . 390 

act of, refunding direct tax ...... 404 

enactments by, for state libraries, recommended . . . 414 

Connecticut Valley Water Comijany incorporated .... 572 

Consolidated Light and Power Company may lease Union Street Rail- 
road Company .......... 487 

Conventions, nominations by ....... . 349 

Coos Valley Railroad, leases ratified ....... 420 

Corporations, dissolution of, by supreme court ..... 346 

certain voluntary, license of by insui'ance commissioner 366 

foreign insurance, license may be revoked, when . . 364 

Cotton, William H., appropriation to . . . . . . . 402 

Councilor tlistricts, boundaries of ...... . 312 

County convention, Straftbrd, action legalized ..... 536 

Court (sec also supreme court) . 

Concord No. 7400, A. (J. F., charter amended .... 441 

Granite State No. 6790, A. O. F., incorpoi'ated .... 559 

Indian Head No. 7462, A. O. F., charter amended . . . 522 

Rockingham No. 7539, A. O. F., charter amended . . . 517 

Crain, Frederick R., ajiproiiriation to . . . . . . . 415 

Crawford House, appropriation for highway ..... 403 

John M., appi-ojjriation to . . . . . . .411 

Crystal Lake Water Company, charter amended ..... 443 



" Daily Monitor," Concord, appi'opriation to .... . 412 

Press," Manchester, approj^riation to .... . 412 

Dartmouth College, conditional increase of trustees .... 296 

agreement with college of agriculture terminated 361 

Culver Hall I'elinquished to, on condition . . 361 

contracts with college of agriculture, counsel to 

examine ........ 388 

Davis, Calvin, aj^iiropriation to ....... . 415 

Dedication of Bennington Battle monument . . . . . . 394 

Deer protected .......... 318, 383 

Deering, jjart of homestead severed from, for school purposes . . 512 

Deer Neck bridge, appropriation for ....... 398 

Dentistry, board of registration in ...... . 341 

Deputy state treasurer, office created, salary and duties . . . 297 

Derry Electric Light Ccmipany incor])orated ..... 484 

Guaranty Savings Bank incorporated ..... 548 

Detectives to prevent unlawful killing of game ..... 383 

Digest of New Hamiishire Reports, payments for pul)lication . . 596 

price of ..... 409 

Direct tax refunded by United States, disposition of .... 398 

act of congress I'efunding, legislative assent to . . . 404 

Discontinuance of high sciiools by suprcime ciourt .... 380 

Dissolution of corporations, powers of supreme court .... 346 

Distril)ution of pul)lic statutes ........ 343 

of report of commissioners to I'evisc the public statutes . 383 

of the Hitchcock (Geological Works ..... 384 

of New Hampshire Manual ...... 399 

•21 



610 Index. [1891. 

Distribution of " Lakes and Summer Resorts " ..... 401 

of report of superintendent of public instruction . . 317 

Districts, councilor, boundaries of ...... . 312 

senatorial, boundaries of ...... . 310 

town school, to maintain high school in certain cases . . 380^-^ 

Dixville, appropriation for highway ....... 415 

Dogs, license of .......... 371 

damage by ........ . 373, 374 

towns may make by-laws and regulations for .... 375 

Donovan, Daniel B., appi'opriations to .... . 412, 598 

Dover Bank incorporated ......... 455 

Gas-Light Company authorized to lease . . . . .511 

Doyle, Patrick, homestead annexed to Manchester for scliool purposes 510 
Dresser, Herbert F., appropriation to . . . . . . . 415 

Drugs, adulteration of ........ . 333 

analysis of ........ . 334, 335 

Dummer, appropriation for highway ....... 416 

Durham, real estate in, given to state by Benjamin Thompson . . 303 

removal of college of agriculture and mechanic arts and ex- 
periment station to . . . . . . .361, 388 

Eastman, John W., approj^riation to . . . . . . . 415 

E. H. Rollins & Son, name changed ....... 504 

Elections regulated .......... 347 

Election day a legal holiday ........ 316 

Elliott, Silas B., appropriation to ...... . 415 

Ellsworth, fishing in certain brooks prohibited ..... 330 

Emons, Charles T., appiopriation to . . . . . . . 411 

Engrossing clerk, appropriation to ...... . 408 

Epi>ing, appointment of auditors legalized ...... 585 

Excelsior Paper Stock Company, name changed to Excelsior Fibre 

Company ........... 547 

Ewer, James K., appropriation to ...... . 411 

Exeter Railway, authorized to connect with Concord & Portsmouth Rail- 

I'oad in EiJi^ing or Raymond ..... 424 

charter revived and amended .... 424, 600 

Experiment station, U. S., to make analyses ..... 334 

removal to Durham .... 361 

acts relating to, counsel to examine . 388 

Exposition, World's Columbian, at Chicago ..... 375 

Exempt from taxation, Nashua Armory Association .... 3S5 

property given to State by Benjamin Thompson 399 

Littleton bridge ...... 475 

Fabyan House, appropriation for highway ...... 403 

Farmer, Edgar E., appropriations to ..... . 393, 597 

Farmington Public J^ibrary Association incorporated .... 499 

Farnham, Benjaiuin, land in front of state prison purchased of . . 389 

First Baptist Society in Hudson, charter amended .... 476 

Fish and game commissioners to erect screen at Sunapee lake . . 323 

to employ detectives to prevent unlawful 

killing of game ..... 383 

laws .... 318, 320, 321,322, 323, 330, 364, 383 

hatching-house on Squam river ....... 347 

in Colebrook ....... 403 

Fitzgerald, .James E., homestead annexed to scliool district No. 20, 

Concord 543 

Flag, United States, erection and maintenance on state normal school 

building ........... 385 

Flanders, Mrs. R., homestead annexed to Manchester for school pur- 
poses ............ 510 

FoUansbee, Pei-ley R., appropriation to ..... - 415 

Food, adulteration of ......... • 333 

analysis of 334, 335 



1891.] 



Index. 611 



Foreign insurance companies, insurance commissioner may revoke 

license, when .......••• 364 

Forest commission continued, house bills referred to . . . . 401 

Free coinage of silver, enactment by congress of law providing for, 

opposed ........••• '^90 

Freeman, Ro1)ert A., appropriation to ...... 411 

Zoheth S., appropriation to ...... 411 

Freewill Baptist Home Mission Society and Freewill Baptist Educa- 
tion Society authorized to transfer property to gen- 
eral conference of Free Baptists .... 430 

Printing Establishment, name changed . . . 569 

Fi'ost, David E. D., appi'opriation to 415 

Game, employment of detectives to prevent unlawful killing of . . 833 

laws (see fish and game laws). 
Gazaille Transmitter Company, cliarter amended .... 510 

Gee, Silas M., appropriation to widow of . . . . • • 418 

General Confei'cnce of Free Baptists, certain corporations may transfer 

2)ropertv to ......... 430 

James Miller Park, on sunmiit of Pack Monadnock moimtain . 389 
General Laws amended : chap. 3, on qualifications of legislative officers 595 

11, sect. 2, on college of agriculture . 362 
35, on qualifications of legislative officers 595 
49, sect. 9, on pul)lic cemeteries . . 315 

92, sect. 5, on reports of superintendent 

of public instruction . . . 317 

99, sect. 6, on rent of armories . . 331 

105, sect. 1, on regulation of militia . 313 
139, on liens of meclianics and others . 302 
149, on general powers of corpox'ations 346 
179, sect. 4, on protection of trout and 

salmon .... 320, 364 

191, sect. 9, on tei-ms of proljatc court in 

. Grafton county . . . .301 

280, on arson and burning property . 365 
Geology of New Hampshire, Hitchcock's, distribution of . . . 384 
George, Edwin W., appropriation to . . . . • • .415 

Gettysburg, appropriation to rebuild monuments at ... . 390 

Gilford, certain islands annexed to ...... • 489 

Gilmore, George C, appropriation to . . . . • . • 411 

Glen-Ellis Railroad incorporated .....-• 552 

Godfrey, Orlando I., appropriations to . . . . .411, 597 

Gofistown fire i:)recinct. n)ay establish water-works .... 562 

Gordon, Frank B., aj^propriation to ...... • 411 

Governor, member ex officio of board of agriculture .... 323 

Governor and council, may sell real estate coming to state under Thomp- 
son will ....... 305 

may make contracts with executors of Thompson 

will 306 

to employ counsel to examine acts relating to and 
contracts of College of Agriculture and Dart- 
moutli College ...... 388 

may grant privilege of erection of memorial arch 400 
to investigate condition of graves of New Hamp- 
shire men who fell at Bennington . . . 404 

Grafton county, terms of i^robate court in 301 

salary C)f acting register of probate .... 396 
Grand Court of New tlampsliire, A. O. F. A., incorporated . . .477 
Granite State Machine and Power Company incorporated . . . 523 

Telephone Company incorporated 546 

Green, James, appropriation to • • jl^ 

Greenlield, may appropriate money to celebrate centennial . . . 577 



612 Index. [1891. 

Hamblett, Charles J., appropriations to . . . 411, 412, 416, 597 
Hampton Street Railway incorporated ...... .589 

Hanson, Darius O., appropriation to ...... . 415 

Harrison, Charles E., appropriations to .... . 402, 597 

Head & Dowst Company incorporated . . . . . .491 

Hedding Camp Meeting Association, chai'ter amended .... 541 

Hereford Railway, lease to Maine Central Railroad ratified . . . 420 

Heseltine, Myron, appropriation to ...... . 416 

High school, in special district, maintained by town district after union 380 
discontinued or location changed by supreme court . 380 

Highways (see roads and bridges). 
Highway precinct in Littleton established ...... 468 

Hillman, Henry, Jr., appropriations to .... . 393, 597 

Hillsborough, api^ropriation for highway ...... 407 

Bank, charter revived ....... 507 

Bridge special school district, part of homestead annexed 

to 512 

Historical Society (see New Hampshire Historical Society). 

Histories, regimental, furnished to pul)lic libraries and soldiers' home . 309 

Hodge, Charles A., approjiriation to . . . . . . . 415 

Holidays, election day ......... 316 

labor day 319 

Hospital Association, name changed ....... 431 

Howison, Arthur J., appropriation to . ...... 597 

Hunt, Hubbard H., appro j^riation to ...... . 415 

Huse, Irene A., appropriation to ....... . 391 

Orren ])., appropriations to . . . . . .411, 597 

Index to journals of senate and house, printing and distribution of . 346 

to records in office of secretary of state ..... 386 

Informer of violation of law against arson and burning i^roperty, to be 

paid reward ........... 365 

Insane asylum (see asylum for the insane). 

Inspectors, election, ajjpointment and duties of . . . . . 354 

Insurance commissioner empowered to revoke license of foreign insur- 
ance companies in certain cases . . . 364 
to license certain corporations and agents 366, 368 
proceedings by, against certain corjiorations and 
persons ...... 367, 369 

Interlaken Land Association incorporated ...... 486 

International exposition at Chicago ....... 375 

James R. Hill Harness Company, name changed ..... 456 

Jenkins, Lewis, appropriations to . . . . . .411, 597 

Jerusalem springs road, ajapropriation for ...... 417 

Jewett, Stephen S., appropriations to . . . . 411, 412, 416, 597 

Jones, Charles C, appropiuations to . . . . . . 411, 597 

Journals of senate and house, titles and title-page .... 300 

printing and distribution of index . . 346 

Judge of Probate, Cheshire county, salary of .... . 340 

Stratford county, salary of .... . 370 

Kearsarge Mountain, appropriation for highway on . . . . 398 

Keefe, Dennis, homestead annexed to Manchester for school purposes . 510 
Keene, authorized to levy taxes and issue bonds to reconstruct watei"- 

works ............ 425 

Kelsey, Frederick H., appropriation to ..... . 412 

Kilkenny Lumber Comjiany Railway, charter amended . . . 475 
Kimball, George, homestead annexed to Manchester for school purposes 510 
Mrs. C. IL, homestead annexed to Manchester for school pur- 
poses .......... 510 

Kingsbury, George S., appropriation to ..... . 415 



1891.] 



Index. 



613 



Labor day, a legal holiday ...... 

Laconia and Lake Village Water- Works, charter amended . 

may establish system of sewerage and I'uiul its del)t 

Lafayette Lodge No. 11, I. O. O. F., Littleton, incorporated 

Lancaster Trust Company incorporated .... 

Water Company incorporated .... 

Lake Winuipesaukee, appropriation for buoys on 

certain islands in, annexed to Gilford 
Lary, Benjamin F., ajjpropriation to . 
Law x-eports (see New Hampshire reports). 

Lebanon, change of school districts, aiDportionment of projiei'ty l)y se^ 
lectmen ....... 

Loan and Banking Company incoi'porated . 
Savings Bank, charter amended . 
Legislative officers, appropriations for . 393, 402, 411, 412, 41G, 597, 

qualifications of certain 
Leighton, Fred, api^ropriation to .... 

Liberty Island, passway between and mainland . 
Librarian, state (see state library). 
Libraries, state, relief of by congress requested . 
Library (see also public libraries and state library). 

commissioners, board of, appointment and duties 
of state normal school, appropriation for 
of state prison, approj^riation for . 
License, revocable, to maintain passway on Sunapee lake 

of foreign insurance companies may be revoked by insurance 
commissioner when ..... 

by board of registration in dentistry 

of dogs ....... 

by insurance commissioner, of certain corporations and agents 
Lien on monuments and other cemeteiy work 
Lighting streets, action of towns legalized . 
Little River Railroad incorporated .... 

Littleton and Franconia Railroad, chai'ter amended 

bridge, charter amended .... 

exemption from taxation . 
highway precinct established 
Loan and Trust Companies (see also banking corporations). 

to conduct savings bank business as a dis- 
tinct depai'tment 
Location of high schools may be changed by supreme court, when 
Locke, (i. Scott, Jr., appropriation to .... 

Londonderry, homesteads severed from, for school pui'poses . 610, 

Loon pond, appropriation for highway 

Lougce, Arthur J., appropriation to .... 

Louis Bell Post No. 3, G. A. R., incorporated 



319 
432 
521 
561 
448 
478 
414 
489 
415 



586 
514 

557 
598 
595 
598 
360 

414 

378 
395 
388 
360 

364 
341 
371 
366 
302 
340 
467 
581 
490 
475 
468 



317 

380 ^ 

411 

568 

407 

411 

458 



Mad river, appropriation for highway ...... 

Madden, John, homestead annexed to Manchester for school purposes . 

Maine Central Railroad, leases of certain roads by, ratified . 

authorized to guarantee bonds of Upper Coii.^ 
Railroad ....... 

Manchester, appropriation for firemen's jmrade, 1890, legalized . 
autlioriz(!d to appropriate money for firemen's parade 
homesteads annexed to, for school purposes 
Investment Company incorporated .... 
re-imbursed for ex])ense of examining diseased animals 
Safety Deposit and Trust Comi)any incorpoi'ated 
Street Railway, charter amended 
ward tiine (treated ..... 
water commissioners of, may condemn land 
Women's Aid and Relief Society incorporated 

Manual, New Iiami)shire, distril)ution of . 

Margaret Pillsbury General Hospital incorporated 



406 
610 
420 

421 

. 567 

. 437 

510, 568 

. 610 

. 409 

. 503 

. 430 

. 536 

. 319 

. 679 

. 399 

. 431 



614 



Index. 



[1891. 



Maseoma Light, Heat, and Powei' Comiian}' incorporated . 
Massabesic lake, pollution by sawdust prohibited .... 

land surroimding may lie condemned 
McCabe, Thomas, homestead annexed to Manchester for school purjioses 
McCanley, .James, homestead annexed to Manchester for school puri^oses 
Medicines, sale of adultei'ated, i)rohibited ...... 

Memorial arch, state house park, governor and council may i)ermit 
Concord to erect .......... 

Merrimack County Academy incorporated ...... 

Jjlectrie Light, Heat, and Power Company incorporated 
INIetcalf, Harry B., appropriation to ...... . 

Middleton, election of supervisors legalized ..... 

Milfoi'd authorized to construct and enlarge water-works 

Militia (see National Guard). 

Millsfield, a|)propriation for highway ....... 

Milton classical institute, sale of property and disposition of proceeds . 
Minnows, time for taking, extended ....... 

" Mirror," Manchester, appropriation to ...... 

Monadnock Bank, charter revived ....... 

Mont Vernon, action of, legalized ....... 

Railroad incorporated ....... 

Monuments, Bennington, invitation to unite in dedication, accepted 

erected by state on Gettysburg battlefield, appropriation 
to rebuild foundations ....... 

in honor of Matthew Thornton ..... 

in cemeteries, lien on ...... . 

Moose protected .......... 

Moosilauke Railroad, charter amended ...... 

Morey, George H., appropriation to ...... . 

Morning Star Publishing House incorporated ..... 

Morris, Peter, homestead amiexed to school district No. 20, Concord 
Morrison, Charles II., apjjropriation to ..... . 

J. Edward, appro])riation to ..... . 

Mortgage notes held l)y building and loan associations exempt from 
taxation ........... 

Moses, George H., approjmatio'ns to . . . . . 411, 412, 

Mt. Belknap Railroad incorporated ....... 

Mulhearn, John, homestead annexed to Manchester for school purjioses 



684 
319 
:319 
510 
510 



400 
485 
481 
412 
586 
471 

415 
524 
322 

412 
458 
454 
509 
394 

390 
417 
302 
318 
464 
415 
569 
543 
409 
407 

359 

597 
488 
510 



Names changed ........ 

Nashua authorized to issue bonds .... 

fire commissioners created .... 

board of police commissioners created 
charter amended, relating to j^oliee court 

street commissioner 
Armory Association, exemption from taxation 
Card and Glazed Paper Company, charter amended 
Light, Heat, and Power Company, charter amended 
Street Railway, charter amended .... 

Trust company, charter amended .... 

Young Men''s Christian Association incori^oi'ated 
National Guard, towns may appropriate money for rent of armor 
appropriation for ..... 

Veterans' Association of New Hampshire incorpoi-ated 
Neal, Charles H., appropriation to .... . 

New Boston Railroad Company incorporated 
Newfound lake, time for taking minnows in, extended 

Steamboat Co. incorporated 
New Hampshire citations, additional appropriation for 
Digest, jjayment for publication of 

j^rice of ..... 

Female Cent Institution and Home Missionary 
incorporated ...... 

Historical Society, appropriation for . 



Union 



381 
447 
439 
494 
518 
451 
385 
564 
421 
463 
560 
501 
293 
313 
453 
415 
441 
322 
520 
394 
596 
409 

457 
413 



1891.] 



Index. 



615 



New Hampshire Manual, distril)ution of ..... . 399 

Veterans' Association, act appropriating money for, 

amended ........ 392 

New London, tisliing in certain broolvS prohibited .... 321 

Newmarket Electric Light, Power, and Heat Company incorjjorated . 578 

Newspapers, publishers to furnish state library with .... 299 

not to publish the Public Statutes ..... 344 

New Zealand River Railroad incorporated ...... 448 

Nominations of candidates ....... 348, 349, 350 

Norris, Herbert F., appropriations to . . . . . . 412, 598 

North and South road, ai:»propriation for ...... 419 

Conway Loan and Banking Company incori)orated . . . 537 

Water and Improvement Company incorporated . . 482 

Stratford Water-Works Company incorporated .... 443 

Northwood Aqueduct Company incorporated ..... 435 

Narrows, may become a fire district ..... 523 



Pack Monadnock Mountain, appropriation for highway to . . . 389 

General James Miller park, on . . 389 
Pamphlet Laws amended: 1879, chap. 43, sect. 1, on time for catching 

brook trout ...... 364 

1881, chap. 97, sect. 8, on rent of armories . 331 
1883, chap. 7, sect. 1, on exemption of sol- 
diers and sailors fx'om jjoll tax . . ,371 

1885, chaj). 89, on special school districts . 380 
1887, chap. 43, sect. 1, on trustees of college 

of agriculture and the mechanic arts 362 
chap. 93, on building and loan associa- 
tions ...... 359 

chap. 130, appropriating money for 
New Hampshire Veterans' Associa- 
tion 392 

1889, chap. 12, on building and loan associa- 
tions ...... 359 

chap. 40, sect. 2, on salary of judge of 

probate, Cheshire county . , . 340 
chap. 56, sect. 3, on fishing in New- 
found lake 322 

chap. 79, on reports of superintendent 

of ])ublic instruction , . . 317 

chap. 110, on state normal school . 386 
1891, chap. 12, sect. 11, on will of Benjamin 

Thomijson ..... . 363 

repealed, 1883, cha}). 25, on insurance commissioner . 369 
1885, chap. 41, on relief of indigent soldiers 

and sailors ...... 332 

1887, chap. 45, on i-elief of indigent soldiers 

and sailors ...... 332 

1889, chap. 93, on contagious diseases among 

domestic animals ..... ;i39 

Park, General James Miller, on sununit of Pack Monadnock INIountain 389 

public, in Coiu'onl ......... 561 

Passway, ljil)crty Island, n-vocalde license to maintain . . . 360 

Pearson, Edward N., appn)|)riation to ...... 598 

Ilarhm C., appropriations to ..... 412,598 

Pecker, J. E., ap[)r()priali<)n to . . . . . . . , 412 

Pcimichuck \Vat(ir-Works Company, cliartcr amendtui .... 422 

" People and Patriot," Concord, appropriation to .... 412 

Perron, Louis, liomestcad anncxecl to Manchester for school purposes . 510 

Peterborough, ai)propriation for liigiiwa}' ...... 389 

Bank, ciiarter revived ....... 452 

General James Miller park, in .... . 389 

Water- Works Company incorporated .... 432 

Photographs of part taken l)y state in War of Relxdlion . . . 411 



616 



Index. 



[1891. 



Pillsbury Free Library, vote of Warnei- establishing and appropr 
money for, legalized ..... 

Piseataqua river, taking of smelts in, prohibited . 
Pleasant pond, taking of trout or salmon from brooks flowing int 
hibited ....... 

Plurality of votes to elect certain oliicers 
Poll tax, soldiers and sailors exempt from levy of 
Portrait of General Stark, approjjriation for 
Portsmouth, water bonds and water supply . 
Prescott Piano and Organ Company, name changed 
Probate court, Grafton county, time of holding 
Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad, charter amended 
Profile Falls Company incorporated . 
Public librai'ies, returns made to state library 

regimental histories furnished to 
appropriation for establishing 
records, appropriation for indexing . 
Statutes, publication and distribution of . 

report of commission to revise, distribution of 



latniff 



pro- 



429 

322 

321 
359 
371 
418 
496 
500 
301 
489 
516 
300 
309 
378 
386 
343 
383 



Quarantine of diseased animals ....... 336 

general, by governor and council and cattle commissioners 339 



Railroads, Boston & Maine, increase of capital stock . . . 295 

Concord & Montreal, increase of capital stock . . . 294 
incorporated or charters amended : 

Brookline Railroad Company ..... 519 

Chester & Deny Railroad Association (street) . . 650 

Claremont & White River Junction Railroad . . 450 

Concord Street Railway ...... 502 

Concord & Rochester Railroad ..... 515 

Exeter Railway 424, 600 

Glen-Ellis Railroad 552 

Hampton Street Railway ...... 589 

Kilkenny Lumber Company Railway .... 475 

Little River Railroad ....... 467 

Littleton & Franconia Railroad ..... 581 

Manchester Street Railway ...... 430 

Mont Vernon Railroad ...... 509 

Moosilauke Railroad ....... 464 

Mt. Belknap Railroad 488 

Nashua Street Railway ...... 463 

New Boston Railroad Company ..... 441 

New Zealand River Railroad ..... 448 

Profile & Franconia Notch Railroad .... 489 

Rye Beach Railroad ....... 480 

Saco Valley Railroad ....... 553 

Union Street Raih'oad Company ..... 487 

not to transport diseased cattle ..... 338 

Randlett, James E., appropriations to ..... 411, 597 

Randolph, apin-opriation for highway ...... 410, 416 

Ray & \Yalker's Citations, additional appropriation for . . . 394 

Real Estate Improvement Company incorporated .... 542 

Records in office of secretary of state, appropriation for indexing . 386 

Regimental histories furnished to public libraries and Soldiers' Home . 309 

Registers of probate may transfer files of newspajjers to state library . 299 

acting, Grafton county, salary .... 396 

Straftbrd county, salary ..... 331 

Registration in dentistry, board of ...... . 341 

Reports, New Hampshire, to contain dates of decisions . . . 300 

towns may purchase ..... 370 

of commissioners to revise the jiublic statutes, distribution of 383 

of departments, institutions, and commissions . . . 298 



1891.J 



Index. 



617 



epair 



of: 



Reports, classification and stjle of 

of superintendent of public instruction, to be sent to board of 
education ..... 
Rei)resentatives' Hall, ventilation of . 
Re2)ublican Press Association, appropriation for 
Roads and bridges, appropriations for construction or 

Auburn ...... 

Bartlett 

Benton . . . . 

Breezy Point ..... 

Bridgewater ..... 

Canaan ...... 

Carroll ...... 

Cherry Mountain .... 

Coos county ..... 

Crawford House ..... 

Deer Neck ...... 

Dixville ...... 

Dummer ...... 

Errol 415, 

Fabyan House ..... 

Hillsborough ..... 

Jerusalem Springs .... 

Kearsarge Mountain .... 

Loon Pond ...... 

Mad River 

Millstield 

Moosilauke ...... 

North and South ..... 

Pack Monadnock Mountain . 

Peterborough ..... 

Randolph 410, 

Sandwich ...... 

Sandwich Notch ......... 397 

Temple ...... 

Thornton ...... 

Warren .......... 397 

Washington ..... 

Wentworth's Location .... 

White Mountains .... 

Willey House ..... 

Woodstock ...... 

Roberts, Mrs. D. S., homestead annexed to Manchester for 



poses ........ 

Rochester, act establishing water-works amended 

Acjueduct and VVater Company, charter amended 

Bank incorporated .... 

city charter ..... 

may establish system of sewerage 
Rockingham county, commissioners may issue bonds 
Runiney, taking fish from certain brooks in, prohibited 
Rye Beach Railroad, charter amended 



Saco Valley Railroad incorporated 
Salary of chaplain of state prison 

of deputy state treasurer 

of judge of probate, Chesliire county 
Strallbi'd county 

of register of probate, acting, Grafton county 
Strafford county . 

of trustees of state librarj- 
Salem Water-Works Company incorporated 
Sailors sujjportcd at their liomes or at Soldiers^ Home 

exemjjt from poll tax .... 



school pur 



422, 



299 

317 
413 
405 

398 
403 
419 
419 
408 
417 
403 
403 
415 
403 
398 
415 
416 
416 
403 
407 
417 
398 
407 
406 
415 
397 
419 
389 
389 
416 
397 
406 
3S9 
406 
419 
406 
416 
403 
403 
-397 

510 
558 
544 
565 
525 
566 
474 
330 
480 

553 
388 
297 
340 
370 
396 
331 
300 
, 587 
332 
371 



618 Index. [1891. 



Salmon, time for catching changetl 



320 
321 
323 
411 
577 
397 
397, 406 
. 319 



taking from certain brooks prohibited 

in Sunapee hike ...... 

Sandei's, Warren A., appropriation to ... 

Sandown, assessment and collection of taxes legalized 
Sandwich, appropriation for highway .... 

Notch, appropriations for highway 
Sawdust, pollution of Massabesic lake by, prohibited . 
Savings bank (sec also banking corporations). 

business of, conducted b}' trust company, to be a distinct 
department . . . . . . . .317 

for the County of Strafford, charter amended . . . 454 

School, high, maintained by town district ...... 380 

discontinued or location changed by supreme court . . 380 
School boards, report of superintendent of jjublic instruction furnished 

to 317 

Sebra, Napoleon, homestead annexed to school district No. 20, Concord 543 

Secretary of state, duties of, in relation to elections . . 350, 353, 355 

records in office of, to be indexed .... 386 

Selectmen to file reports with town clerk ...... 300 

to pi'ovide fences around public cemeteries .... 345 

Senate chamber, ventilation of ....... . 413 

Senatorial districts . . . . . . . : . .310 

Shelburne, school district of, action legalized ..... 452 

Shelburne, Samuel, appropriation to ...... . 415 

Silver, free coinage of, enactment for by congress opposed . . . 390 

Smelts in Piscataqua river, taking prohibited ..... 322 

Smyth, Frederick, farm annexed'to Manchester for school purposes . 568 

Soldiers, exempt from poll tax ........ 371 

supported at their homes, or at Soldiers"' Home . . . 332 

Soldiers' Home, appropriations for ....... 315 

regimental histories furnished to . . . . . . 309 

Somersworth authorized to construct water-works .... 427 

Special school district, high school in . . . . . . . 380 

Spline, William M., appropriation to . . . . . . .411 

Squam river, fish hatching-house on ...... . 347 

Stanley, John H., appropriation to ..... . 393, 597 

State Dwelling-House Insurance Company, new name . . . 541 

State house park, memorial arch over entrance ..... 400 

industrial school, appropriation for ...... 400 

State libraries, relief of, by general government ..... 414 

State library, to distribute certain state jjublications .... 298 

to notify secretary of state of change in classification . 299 

to prepare index of volumes ...... 299 

may sul^scribe for certain periodicals .... 299 

to receive copies of bills and other legislative prints . 299 

to receive municipal and educational reports . . . 300 

compensation of trustees ...... 300 

bonds .......... 307 

commissioners ........ 307 

erection of building ....... 307 

State Mutual Fire Insurance Company, name changed . . . 541 
State Normal School, appropriation for library, laboratories, etc. . 395 
ajjpropriation for United States flag . . . 385 
proceeds of disposition of state's interest in build- 
ings ........ 386 

State prison, appropriations for ....... 388, 395 

tax apportioned ......... 324 

for two years provided for ....... 301 

treasurer, disposition by, of direct tax refunded by United States 398 

may sell certain stocks and lionds .... 305 

to appoint a deputy .....•• 297 

to borrow money ....... 314 

to issue bonds 307, 314, 362, 363 

Statutes, title pages and binding .....•• 300 



1891.] 



Index. 



619 



Stearns, Henry B., appropriation to . . . . . . .411 

Stevens, F. B., appropriation to . . . . . . , . 412 

Stinson brook, taking fisli from, prohibited ...... 330 

Stock, penalties for tres^jass upon cemeteries by . . . . . 345 

Stokes, John K., approjiriation to . . . . , . .411 

Storer Post No. 1, G. A. R., incorporated ...... 536 

Straflbrd Bank incorporated ........ 464 

county convention, action legalized ..... 636 

salary of judge of probate ..... 370 

salary of register of probate ..... 331 

Sti'cets, lighting, action of towns legalized ...... 340 

Sunapee lake, buoys and beacons in ...... . 379 

fish in, jDrotected ........ 323 

revocable license to maintain jjassway .... 360 

Suncook Water-Works Company incorporated ..... 445 

Superintendent of public instruction to send report to school boards . 317 
Supreme court may discontinue or alter location of high scjiool in cer- 
tain cases ........ 380 

powers in equity in dissolution of corporations . 346, 367 



Tax (see state tax). 

direct, refunded by United States, disposition of . 

legislative assent to law refunding ..... 

jjoll, soldiers and sailors exempt from ...... 

Taxation, Nashua armory exempt from ...... 

Benjamin Thompson estate exemi^t from .... 

of loan and building associations ...... 

Temple, appropriation for highway in ...... 

Thompson, Benjamin, will of ....... . 

Matilda S., appropriation to ..... . 

Thornton, appropriation for highway in ..... . 

Matthew, monument in honor of . 
Towns, action of certain, legalized ....... 

may make regulations restraining dogs ..... 

may purchase New Hampshire Reports ..... 

Town clerks to make return to state library and to Historical Society . 
to license dogs ........ 

Transportation of diseased animals forbidden ..... 

Treasurer (see state treasurer) . 

Trespass by stock, jDcnalty for ........ 

Trout protected . . . . . . . . . .321, 

Tructt, Samuel, homestead annexed for school purjjoses 
Trust comjjanies (.sec banking corporations). 

to conduct savings bank business as a distinct depart- 
ment ........ 

Trustees of Dartmouth College, conditional increase of 
of agricultural college, board enlarged 

to receive real estate in Durham 
Tuberculosis, in cattle ........ 

Tucker, Frank, appropriation to ...... 

Tutherly, William, appropriation to ..... . 412, 



398 
404 
371 
385 
399 
359 
389 
303 
387 
406 
417 
340 
375 
370 
299 
372 
338 

345 
323 
543 



317 
296 
362 
363 
335 
415 
596 



Union Mission Band incori)orated ..... 

Street Railway may lease to Consolidated Light and Power 

pany 

Ui)pcr Cotis and Essex Camp Meeting Association incorporated 
Railroad of New nam])shire, lease I'atilied 
of Vermont, lease ratified . 
of New Hampshire, may issue l)on(ls . 



Com- 



508 

4S7 
461 
420 
420 
421 



Vulcan INIachine Company incorporated 



534 



620 



Index. 



[1891. 



Walker, Thomas, Jr., homestead annexed to Manchester for school 



jjiirposes ...... 

Warner, approjjriation of, for Fillsbury Free Library, legalized 
Warren, appropriation for highway in 

road in Woodstock, approjn'iation for 
Washington, appropriation for higliway in . 
Wason, Edward II.. appropriation to . 
Water-Works and Aqneduct Companies incorporated : 

Alpine Aqueduct Company . 

Connecticut Valley Water ('omjian}' 

Crystal Lake (amendment) . 

Laconia and Lake Village (amendment) 

Lancaster ...... 

North Conway ..... 

North Stratford ..... 

Northwood ...... 

Peterborough ..... 

Rochester ...... 

Salem ....... 

Suncook ...... 

Whitefield 

Water- Works, municipal, authorized : 

Berlin ...... 

Concord (amendment) .... 

Goffstown (precinct) .... 

Milford 

Portsmouth ...... 

Rochester (amendment) 

Somersworth ..... 

Wolfeborough ..... 
Weirs, sewers and water supply at 

Channel, approj^riation for lighting . 
Wentworth's Location, appropriation for highway 
Westgate, William F., salary of 
Whitelield Aqueduct Company incorporated 

Bank and Trust Company incorporated 
White Mountain roads, ai^projiriation for 
Will of Benjamin Thomjison, appropriations under 

to be recorded 
Will and pond, protection of . . . 

Willey House, a])propriation for higlnvay . 
AVolfeborough, election of water commissioners 
World's Fair, board of managers 
Wood, George, appropriation for 
Woodstock, appropriation for highway in . 
AVoodsville Loan and Laiiking Company incorporated 



510 
429 
419 
397 
406 
412, 597 

. 500 

. 572 

. 44:5 

. 432 

. 478 

. 482 

. 443 

. 435 

. 432 

. 544 

422, 587 

. 445 

. 437 

. 425 

. 555 

. 562 

. 471 

. 496 

. 558 

. 427 

. 476 

. 392 

. 414 

. 416 

. 396 

. 437 

. 492 

. 403 

. 304 

. 306 

. 302 

. 403 

. 476 

. 375 

. 405 

. 397 

. 683 



Young Men's Christian Association, of Laconia, incorporated . . 465 

of Portsmoutli, incorporated . . 466 



GENERAL INDEX 



GENERAL INDEX 



Public and Private Acts and Resolutions, 



ENACTED FROM 



June Session, 1889, to January Session, 1891, Inclusive. 



I'KKPARED BY FRANK N. PARSONS, STATE REPORTER. 



Abatement of state and county tax, Havrisville ..... 122 

Academy (see educational institutions). 

Actions ordered referred l)y court, referees' fees to be paid by county . 96 

Adams, James M., claim allowed 130,411,597 

Administrator not electing; to testify, neither party to testify . . 90 

Adopted children dying intestate, distribution of estate of . . . 79 
Adoption of children, notice to parent whose insanity or al;)andonment 

is alleo;ed ........... 67 

Adulterated food or drugs, sale of ))rohil)ited ..... 333 

Adulteration of food or drugs, defined ..... 333, 334 

penalty for ...... 334 

l)owers and duties of board of health, 334, 335 
Agents of certain corporations, associations, societies, or orders, li- 
cense of .... . 368 

l)enalty for acting as, without license 369 

of foreign insurance companies, license of . . . . 100 

of life insurance companies, who are ..... 108 

fraudulent rei)res(!ntations by, 

penalty ..... 108 

acting as. without license, penalty 109 



624 General Lxdex. [1889-91. 

Agricultural College (see New Hampshire College of Agrieultui'e, etc). 

resources of state, development of . . . . .42 
Agriculture, "commissioner" of, authorized to publish and distribute 

" Lakes and Summer Resorts " ..... 401 
state board of, governor member, ex officio . . . 323 
to receive possession of real estate in Dur- 
ham 306 

authority transferred .... 363 

winter meetings, provisions for expense of 80 
Alderman to perform duty of mayor in appraisal of damage done by 

dogs, when ........... 374 

Alexandria, appropriation for Sugar Loaf road .... 141 

Aliens, supreme court to have exclusive jurisdiction of naturalization of 63 
Alliance Trust Company', charter revived ...... 560 

Alpha Kappa Kappa Society, Dartmouth Medical College, incorporated 172 
Alpine Aqueduct Company, increase of capital stock authorized . . 600 

Alstead, New Hampshire Reports furnished to . . . . . 121 

Amoskeag Safe Deposit and Trust Company incorporated . . . 545 

Savings Bank, charter amended ...... 466 

AVhifHetree Company, Manchester, incorporated . . . 174 

Analysis of drugs and food ....... 334, 335 

Ancient Order of United AVorkmen's Building Association, Manchester, 

incorporated ...... 236 

AVorkmen Hall Association of Danville, incor- 
porated ....... 568 

Animals, domestic (see domestic animals). 

Annual elections, towns and cities may adopt act to regulate elections for 348 
Ajjpleton, Ii'a S., part of homestead severed and annexed . . . 512 

Apportionment of public taxes ........ 324 

Approi^riations in compliance with will of Benjamin Thompson . 304, 306 
to asylum for the insane ...... 384 

to Ijoai'd of World's Fair ]Managers of New Hampshire 377 
to Charles R. Morrison, additional, for Digest of New 
Hampshire Reports ....... 409 

to board of commission of lunacy . . . .50 

to commission to revise, codify, and amend the i^ublic 

statutes 402 

to Granite State Dairymen's Association ... 71 
Deaf Mute Mission . . . .118 

to fish and game commissioners, for emplojment of de- 
tectives ......... 383 

to forest commission ...... 139, 401 

to Manchester for expense of examining diseased ani- 
mals 409 

to persons presenting credentials and not admitted to 
seats in the house ....... 415 

to New Hampshire College of Agriculture and Mechanic 
Arts, removal of, to, and erection of buildings at Dur- 
ham ......... 362 

to New Hampshire Historical Society . . . 116,413 
National Guard, annual, increased . 313 
Soldiers' Home ... 93, 315 
transfer of . .315 
to Ray & Walker, additional, for New Hampshire Cita- 
tions ......... 394 

to state camp ground, repair of fences and buildings . 136 
to state house and A'ard, repair of . . . . . 142 

to state industrial school ..... 127, 400 

to state normal school ..... 119, 385, 395 

to state prison 128, 141, 388, 395 

for buoys and beacons in Lake Sunapee . . . 379 

Winnipesaukee . . 414 

for clerk hire for engrossing clerk . . . 137, 408 

for bridge across Androscoggin river, at Milan . . 140 

at Deer Xeck, in Auburn . . . 129, 398 



1889-91.] General Index. 625 

Appropriations for copy of 23ortrait of Gen. John Stark . . . 418 

for developing the agricultural resources of the state . 42 
for indexing public records . .... 118,386 

for individual claims . . . 122, 123, 124, 125, 126 

128, 130, 132, 133, 137, 387, 391, 393', 396^ 402 

405, 407, 411, 412, 415, 416, 418, 59G, 597, 598 

for tish hatching-house, Cheshire county , . . 123 

Colebrook .... 403 

Laconia ..... 119 

Newfound lake, Bristol . . 120 

Squam river, Ashland . . 347 

for repair of foundations of monuments on the battle- 
lield of Gettysburg ....... 390 

for lighting- Weirs channel ..... 73, 414 

for monument in honor of Matthew Thornton . .417 

for photographs and illustrations of part taken by state 
in War of Rebellion . . . . . . .411 

for publication and distribution of " Lakes and Summer 
Resorts " . . . . . . . , . 401 

for record of soldiers and sailors in War of Rebellion . 34 
for relief of Conemaugh Valley sutierers . . .115 
for repair and construction of roads . . 129,131,132 

133, 134, 135, 136, 137, 140, 141, 142, 389, 397 
398, 403, 406, 407, 408, 410, 415, 416, 417, 419 
for statue of Gen. John Stai-k ..... 124 

for state library ........ 34 

for state library building ...... 307 

plans and estimates for . .139 
for transportation to dedication of Bennington battle 
monument ........ 394 

Archer Fuel Company, Manchester, incorporated .... 540 

Armories, towns authorized to raise and appropriate money for main- 
tenance of ........ . 293 

allowance by state for rent of, increased .... 331 

Arson and burning property, chap. 280, General Laws, and chap. 55, 

Laws of 1891, to be printed and posted 365 
mayors and selectmen to prosecute all 
cases of ..... . 365 

reward to be paid informer furnishing 
evidence of violation of laws against . 365 
Ashland, ai)propriation for fish hatching-house on Squam river . . 347 

Ashuelot Railroad, union with Connecticut River Railroad authorized . 180 
Valley Electric Light, Ileat, and Power Company, Winches- 
ter, incorporated ........ 570 

Assessors, refusing to answer, or answering falsely to, as to ownership 

of dog, penalty ........ 373 

to make lists of dogs, with owners' or keepers' names . 372 

Assignment for benefit of creditors (see insolvency, proceedings in). 
Assistant clerks of senate and house to perform duties of clerk, wdien . 595 
Associations, certain benefit, bond, endowment, and investment, exami- 
nation of and license by insurance commissioner 366 
agents of, to he licensed ..... 368 

penalty for acting as agent of, without license . 369 
Asylum for the insane, appropriation to ..... . 384 

Attachment, by leaving copy at town clerk's office .... 89 

.Attorney, suspended, dis(|ualified ....... 51 

writ or process l)y, void ..... 51 

Atlonicy-gcneral, bond of ........ 60 

duties, under act to regulate elections . . 350, 35] 

to advise insurance conunissioner as to proceedings 

against certain associations or corporations . . 367 

to prosecute violations of law reported b\- insurance 
commissiontu" ....... 3(i!) 

Aubinii, apiJi-opriations for Deer Neck bridge in . . . . 129, 398 



626 



General Index. 



[1889-91. 



450, 



Auditors, towns to choose at annual meeting 

treasurer, collector, or selectman not to hold office of 
Aureolus (see trout, golden). 
Austin, Joseph N., claim allowed .... 

Seth C, claim allowed ...... 

Australian ballot law (see elections, act to regulate). 

Ballot, act to enforce the secrecy of (see also elections, act to regulate) 
boxes (.see also elections, act to regulate) .... 

law commissioners, appointment, qualifications, term of office, 
duties .......... 

Ballots (see also elections, act to regulate) ...... 

Bank commissioners, board of three, appointment and qualifications . 
salary ........ 

to supervise building and loan associations . 45, 
to prescribe form of books to be used by building 
and loan associations ..... 

supervision and control of trust companies and 
other similar corporations .... 

Banking corporations, except banks, personal liability of stockholders 
Banking corporations incorporated or charters amended : 
Amoskeag Savings Bank ...... 

Bartlett Trust and Banking Company .... 

Berlin Savings Bank and Trust Company 

Bristol Banking Company 

Citizens' Building and Loan Association 

City Guaranty Savings Bank 

City Savings Bank ....... 

Colebrook {guaranty Savings Bank .... 

Concord Safe Deposit and Trust Company . 

Dover Bank ........ 

E. H. Rollins & Sons 

Granite State Safe Deposit and Banking Company 
Hillsborough Bank ....... 

Hillsborough Bridge Guaranty Savings Bank 

Keene Guaranty Savings Bank 

Lancaster Trust Company 

Lebanon Loan and Banking Company .... 
Lisbon Savings Bank and Trust Company . 
Manchester Investment Company .... 

Manchester Safety Deposit and Trust Company . 
Merrimack Mortgage and Debenture Company 

Monadnock Bank 

Nashua Trust Company 

North Conway Loan and Banking Company . 
People's Mortgage and Debenture Company 
Peterborough Bank ....... 

Plymouth Guaranty Savings Bank .... 

Savings Bank for the County of Strafford 

Security Trust Company 

Straftbrd Bank ........ 

Strafford Savings Bank ...... 

Whitefield Bank and Trust Company .... 

Woodsville Guai-auty Savings Bank .... 

Bartlett, appropriation for road between Fabyan House and 
election of supervisors legalized . . . _. 

& Albany Eailroad, contract with Boston & Maine 11 
confirmed ........ 

Trust and Banking Company incorporated . 

Bascom, James W., claim allowed 

Bass, black, size to be taken from Sunapec Lake limited 

striped, less than ten inches in length, not to be taken 
Bath school district, farm severed from .... 
Bell, James, gift of portrait of, acknowledged . 



104 
104 

124 
126 



207, 



259 



135, 
Iroail 



347 

347 

350 

347 

79 

80 

360 

360 

76 

82 

466 

538 
598 
504 
581 
459 
459 
216 
606 
455 
504 
257 
507 
212 
245 
448 
514 
241 
510 
503 
245 
458 
560 
537 
251 
452 
214 
454 
158 
464 
454 
492 
249 
, 403 
580 

255 
538 
415 
323 
100 
157 
121 



1889-91.] General Index. 627 

Benefit associations, societies, or orders, certain, examination of and li- 
cense by insurance commis- 
sioner .... 366 

agents of, to be licensed by 

insurance commissioner . ,368 
penalty lor acting as agent 

without license . . . 369 

Benjamin Thompson, acceptance of will of ..... 303 

ai)propriations in compliance with will of . 304, 306 

property given by, exempt from taxation . . 399 

state trust fund created, provisions respecting . 30.') 

trust fund created, j^rovisions respecting . . 304 

Bennington battle monument, invitation to dedication of, accepted . 394 

approin'iation for transportation to dedi- 
cation of ..... . 394 

governor and council to investigate condition of graves of 

New Hamjjshire soldiers at . . . . . . 404 

Benton, appropriation for road in ...... . 419 

Berlin Aqueduct Company incorporated ...... 222 

authorized to construct water-works ..... 42.5 

Savings Bank and Trust Company incorporated . . . 598 

charter amended . . . 450 
Berry, Joseph (heirs), homestead severed and annexed for school pur- 
poses 510 

Nathaniel S., a2)propriation to . . . . . . . 387 

Biennial election day, a legal holiday ....... 316 

Birds, taking of game or song imported prior to October 1, 1896, pro- 
hibited 330 

Black bass (see bass). 

Blake, E. E., claim allowed 396 

Board (see also state board). 

of agriculture, governor member of ex officio .... 323 

to receive possession of real estate in Durham . 306 

winter meetings, 2)rovisions for expense of . . 80 
of bank commissioners (see bank commissioners), 

of comndssion of lunacy established ...... 49 

of education, majority required to elect ..... 103 

superintendent of public instruction to send his re- 
port to chairman of each ..... 317 

of health, powers in relation to adulteration of drugs and food . 334 

constituted board of commission of lunacy ... 49 

of library commissioners, appointment, term of office, duties . 378 
authorized to purchase books for towns 

without libraries on certain conditions 378 
to give advice ujion applications of li- 
brarians or trustees of free public li- 
braries ...... 378 

clerical assistance and expenses . . 379 

of registration in dentistry constituted ..... 341 

appointment, qualifications, term of 

office, vacanci(!S, removal . . 341 

poAvers, duties, and compensation 341, 346 

of world's fair managers of New Ilampsliire constituted . . 376 

appointment, (iiialilications, and duties 376 

compensation ..... 376 

to appoint executive commissioner . 376 

r>og brook road, appropriation for ....... 136 

Bond associations, societies, or orders, certain, examination of and license 

by insurance commissioner . 366 
agents of, to l)e licensed by in- 
surance commissioner . . 368 
penalty for acting as agent witli- 
out license .... 369 

Bonds, issue of, by commissioners of Rockingham county, autiiorized 474 



628 General Index. [1889-91. 

Bonds, oiJicial, uniformity in ........ 60 

for removal of agricultural college authorized .... 362 

to refund maturing municipal war loan authorized . . . 314 

state library authorized ........ 307 

Boscawen, authorized to levy taxes to defray expenses of water fur- 
nished by Concord for extinguishing fires . . . 557 
and Penacook Water- Works Company incorporated . . 232 
Boston, Concord & Montreal Eailroad authorized to unite with Concord 

Railroad .... 37 

authorized to lease certain rail- 
roads ..... 39 

Boston & Lowell Railroad authorized to take leases of certain railroads 39 
Boston & Maine Railroad authorized to take leases of certain railroads 39 
authorized to make business contracts with 

Concord & Montreal Railroad ... 39 
authorized to purchase certain railroads 39, 41 
interest of state in, not impaired ... 41 
charter fee not required .... 62 

charter fee refunded ..... 125 

contract with Bartlett & Albany Railroad con- 
firmed ....... 255 

increase of capital stock .... 295 

Boundary line between this state and Massachusetts . . . .143 

Bourlet, John, claim allowed 130 

Bradley Lyceum, Manchester, incorporated 513 

Bragg, Lewis C, claim allowed 415 

Breezy Point road, appropriations for .... 140, 142, 419 
Brentwood, adjourned town meeting April, 1888, legalized . . .203 
Brewster town" hall. Wolf eborough, exempted from taxation . .186 
Bridge across Androscoggin river at Milan, appropriation for construc- 
tion 140 

Deer Neck, Auburn, appropriation for construction . . 129, 398 

Bridgewater, appropriation for highways in 408 

Bristol, act establishing board of education in Union School District 

No. 2, amended, compensation of board .... 260 

Banking Co. incorporated ....... 504 

fish hatching-house at, appropriation for .... 120 

Brookline Railroad Company incorporated 519 

Brooks, Charles, homestead severed and annexed for school purposes . 268 
Joseph P., homestead severed and annexed for school purposes 268 
Brook trout (see trout) . 

Broughton, John H., appointed member of board of water commis- 
sioners, Portsmouth ......... 497 

Brown, Frank W., claim allowed 393, 597 

Ira E., claim allowed 596 

Leonard B., claim allowed 412, 598 

Lewis M., claim allowed ...... 411, 597 

Margaret, homestead severed and annexed, for school purposes 510 
Building and loan associations, mortgage notes held by, exempt from 

taxation ...... 359 

bank commissioners may prescribe form 
of books ...... 360 

supervision and control by bank com- 
missioners ..... 45 

taxation of . . . . . .45 

tax to be paid to city or town collector 360 

Buoys and beacons in Sunapee Lake 379 

in Weirs channel and Lake Winnipisaukee . 73, 414 
removal or destruction of, penalty . . 74, 380 

Burial places of the dead (see cemeteries) . 
Burley, Harrison G., farm severed and annexed for school purposes . 192 

Butler Association incorporated : ..• ^^^ 

By-laws, towns and city councils may make additional, concerning li- 
censing and restraining dogs 37o 



1889-91.] 



General Index. 



629 



Camp ground, state, aijpropriation for repair of fences and buildings . 136 
W. W. Brown, No. 1, Sons of Veterans, in Manchester, incorpo- 
rated 224 

Canaan, appropriation for highway in ...... 417 

Caribou, close season 47^ 318 

may be hunted Avith dogs, when ...... 318 

number taken or killed by one person limited . . . 318 
Cards of instructions to voters ....... 351, 358 

Carroll, appropriation for road in ...... . 403 

Carter, Hosea B., claim allowed . . . . . . .411 

Solon A., claim allowed ........ 393 

Catalogues of educational institutions to be forwarded to state library 

and New Hampshire Historical Society ..... 300 

Cattle commissioners, state board of, established : jJowers, duties, and 

compensation ...... 335 

vacancies, how filled ..... 336 

penalty for obstructing board or its agents . 337 

Caucuses and conventions, provisions respecting ..... 348 

Cemeteries, legacies for care of [no law] ..... 56,63 

lien upon monumental work placed in ... . 302 

public owned by towns, to be fenced by selectmen . . 345 
owner of stock trespassing thei'eon 

subject to fine .... 345 

fine to be collected by selectmen . 345 
duty of county commissioners upon 

default of selectmen in such cases 345 
Cemetery corporations and trustees may take and hold trust funds for 

watering cemeteries ......... 315 

Centennial celebration of Vermont, invitation to accepted . . . 394 
Greenfield, raising and ajipropriation of 
money for, by town, author- 



ized 



577 
412, 598 
143, 381 

128, 388 
415 



Challis, Frank H., claim allowed 

Changes of names ...... 

Chaplain, state prison, salary of . 

Charles, Madison O., claim allowed 

Charlestown, taxation for schoolhouses, provisions respecting . . 186 

Charter fees of foreign voluntary corporations ..... 104 

not required under chapter 100, laws of 1883 ... 62 

not to be required of Concord & Rochester Railroad . 410 

Moosilauke Railroad . . . 464 

refunded to Boston & Maine Railroad .... 125 

Chase, Ira A., claim allowed 128, 130, 411, 597 

William M., appropriation to . . . . . . . 402 

Check-lists, duplicates to be prepared ...... 354 

for special election, alderman or member of common coun- 
cil, Manchester ........ 263 

Cherry mountain road, appropriations for ..... 133, 403 

Cheshire count}', deer in, protected ....... 75 

fish hatching-house, appropriation for . . . 123 

salary of judge of probate ..... 340 

( "hester & Derry Railroad Association incorjjorated .... 550 

(Chicago, international exposition at ...... . 375 

Citations, New Hampshire, additional appropriation to Ray & Walker for 394 

Children, adopted, dying intestate, distribution of estates of . . 7!) 
adoption of, notice to parent whose insanity or abandonment 

is alleged ......... 67 

Chocorua mountain road in(;or[)orated ...... 221 

Churches, Roman (^atliolic, incorporation of .... . 227 

(Cigarettes not to be sold to minors ....... 112 

Cities electing municipal officers annually may adojit i)rovisions of act 

to regulate elections, for such elections ..... 348 

Citizens' Building and Loan Association, Manchester, incorporated . 581 

Fire Insurance Company incorporated ..... 241 



630 General Index. [1889-91. 

City clerk (see town clerk). 

councils may make additional by-laws and regulations concerning 
the licensing and restraining of dogs ..... 375 

Fire Insurance Comi^any, Concord, name changed . . . 209 
Guaranty Savings Bank, Nashua, incoi'poi'ated .... 459 

officers elected by plurality, when ..... 348, 359 

of Rochester incorporated ........ 525 

or town officers, neglect of duty by, under act relating to dogs, 

penalty 375 

Savings Bank, Nashua, name changed. ..... 459 

Claremont sewage precinct incorporated ...... 225 

& White River Junction Railroad, charter amended, extend- 
ing time for construction and completion of . . . 450 

Clarke, Arthur E., claim allowed 130,412,598 

John B., claim allowed ........ 412 

Clarksville, appropriation for highway in . . . . . . 137 

Clerk, engrossing, appropriations to, for clerk hire . . . 137, 410 
Clerks of senate and house, assistant clerk to perform duties of, when 595 

mileage of ..... . 116 

Cliftbrd, C. E., claim allowed 412 

Cockermouth river, taking of fish in, prohibited . . . . 77, 322 
Colby Academy of New London, charter amended . . . .521 

Anthon W., claim allowed 130, 411, .597 

Ira, appropriation to ........ 402 

Colebrook, appropriation for fish hatching-house in ... . 403 

Academy, trustees authorized to change name . . . 255 
Guaranty Savings Bank incorporated .... 216 

Coleman, Harry O., claim allowed ....... 130 

College of agriculture, etc., (see New Hampshire college of agricul- 
ture, etc.). 
Colleges (see educational institutions). 

Columbia, appropriation for extension of Bog brook road in East Strat- 
ford to 136 

Commission, forestry, appointment and duties 139 

continued ....... 401 

of lunacy established, duties of . . . . .49 

to revise, codify, and amend the jjublic statutes, appoint- 
ment and duties ........ 47 

to revise, codify, and amend the public statutes, appropri- 
ation to 402 

to revise, codify, and amend the public statutes, distribu- 
tion of report of . . . . . . . . 383 

to revise, codify, and amend the jiublic statutes, to prepare 
and publish the public statutes ..... 343 

Commissioner, county, not to hold office of superintendent of county 

farm . '. 74 

insurance, coj^ies of official papers under seal of, to be 

received in evidence ..... 106 
empowered to I'evoke license of foreign insur- 
ance companies in certain cases . 364, 366 

fees of 100, 368, 369 

office not to be held by whom ... 88 
oflice provided for . . . . .117 
may license certain corporations, associations, 

societies, or orders ..... 366 
to license agents of same .... 368 
to make examination of same . . . 367 
with approval of attorney-general may file 

petition against same .... 366 

to report violations of laws against lotteries, 

gambling, or wagers to attoniey-general . 369 
salary, clerical expenses, and seal . . 106 

of agriculture [secretary of state board of agriculture ?] 
to publish and distribute ' ' Lakes and Summer Resorts " 401 



1889-91.] General Index. G81 

Commissioners {see also ballot-law, bank, cattle, tish and game, forest, 
library, state library, state normal school), 
ballot-law, apijointment, qualifications, term of office, 

duties ......... o50 

bank, board of three, ai^pointment and (lualifications . 79 

salai'y ........ 80 

supervision and control of building and loan as- 
sociations ....... 45, 360 

to prescribe form of books for .... 3G0 

supervision of trust comiJanies and other similar 

corjiorations ....... 76 

tish and game, appropriation to, for employment of 

detectives ..... 38o 

authorized to erect screen at outlet of 

Sunapee lake ..... 323 

for erecting buildings, state normal school, jJOAvers and 

duties 119, 386 

for erection of state library building .... 307 

library, board of, appointment, term of office, duties . 378 
authorized to purchase books for towns witliout 

libraries, on certain conditions . . . 378 
to give advice upon application of librarians or 

trustees of free public libraries . . . 378 

clerical assistance and expenses . . . 379 

of pharmacy, duties, meetings, and compensation . 84 

of Rockingham county, may issue bonds . . . 474 

railroad, to have jurisdiction of crossings ... 75 

to regulate speed of trains . . . 105 
state boaxxl of cattle, established : powers, duties, and 

compensation . . . 335 

vacancies, how filled . . . 336 
penalty for obstructing, or its 

agents 337 

Concealing mortgaged personal property, jJonalty . . . .74 

Concord authorized to borrow money for school districts . . . 243 

boundaries of school districts changed ..... 543 

commissioner of highways, election, jjowers, and duties . . 473 

extension of water-works ....... 555 

governor and council authorized to 2)ermit erection of memorial 

arch by, at entrance to state house i)ark .... 400 

police court, fines, forfeitures, and costs in, to whom paid . 491 

public park authorized ........ 561 

school district No. 3 in, may unite with Union school district . 511 

& Claremont Railroad authorized to lease .... 39 

& INIontreal Railroad incorporated ...... 70 

authorized to take leases of certaiu rail- 
roads ....... 39 

authorized to make business contracts with 

Boston & Maine Railroad . . . 39 

authorized to i)urchase certain railroads . 10 

charter fee not required .... 62 

increase of capital stock .... 294 

ct Portsmouth Railroad authorized to lease .... 39 

purchase by Concord or Concord eV: 

INIontreal Railroatl authorized . . 40 

& Rochester Raih'oad cxem])t from charter fees . . . 410 

charter amended, revived, ;uid extended 515 

(ras-Liglit Company, increase in capital stock authorized . 150 

cliange of name; autliorized . . . 150 

Horse Railroad, issue of bonds and operation l)y electricitv 

authorized . . . ' . . ". 166 
change of name authorized, and cliarter 

amend(Hl ....... 502 



632 General Index. [1889-91. 

Concord Railroad authorized to unite with Boston, Concord & Montreal 

Railroad ........ 87 

authorized to lease certain railroads . . . .39 

authorized to ijurehase certain railroads ... 40 

interest of state in, not impaired .... 41 

Safe Deposit and Trust Company incorporated . . . 506 
Street Railway (see Concord Horse Railroad). 

Union school district authorized to borrow money . . . 176 
Conemaugh valley sufferers, apj)ropriation for . . . . .115 

Congress, act of, relating to agricultural colleges, accepted . . 21)4 

enactment by, for free coinage of silver, opposed . . 390 

act of, refunding direct tax, accepted ..... 404 

enactments by, for state libraries, recommended . . .414 
Connecticut River Railroad, union of Ashuelot Railroad with, author- 
ized 180 

Valley Water Company, West Lebanon, incorpoi-ated . 572 

Consolidated Light and Power Company incorporated .... 175 

may lease Union Street Rail- 
road Company . . . 487 
Contagious diseases among domestic animals (see domestic animals). 
Contested seats, costs allowed ....... 124, 125 

Conventions, nominations by ....... . 349 

Coos county, appropriation for highways in .... 137, 415 

time and place of holding jirobate court . . . .50 

Valley Railroad Company of Vermont, lease to Upper Coos Rail- 
road of New Hampshii'e ratified ...... 420 

Coroner, bond of ... . ...... 60 

Coroner's inquest at his discretion ....... 55 

Corporations authorized to act as trustees, sureties not required unless . 59 
certain benefit, bond, endowment, or investment, examina- 
tion of and license by insurance commissioner . . 366 
certain benefit, bond, endowment, or investment, agents of, 
to be licensed ........ 368 

certain benefit, bond, endowment, or investment, penalty 

for acting as agent of, without license .... 369 

dissolution of, uj^on petition to supreme court . . . 346 

foreign manufacturing, powers, returns, and taxation of . 114 

non-resident, lists, transfers, etc., where recorded . . 46 

charter fee ....... 104 

railroad, annual returns of ...... 71 

Cotton, William IL, appropriation to 402 

Councilor districts reorganized ........ 312 

County not liable to towns for support of paupers unless notice . . 64 
commissioners may require application for admission to New 

Hampshire Soldiers' Home, of certain persons 333 
not to hold office of superintendent of county 

farm ........ 74 

time of notice to, of aid to paupers by towns 

limited ........ 65 

time of transmitting statement changed . . 81 
to compel compliance with provisions of act for 

protection of cemeteries .... 345 

convention, Strattbrd county, action legalized .... 536 

time of meeting changed ..... 81 

officers, bonds of ......••• 60 

solicitors to prosecute city and town officers failing to comply 

with law relating to dogs ..... 373 

to prosecute forfeited recognizances .... 56 

to prosecute violations of act estaljlisiiing state boartl 

of cattle commissioners ...... 338 

treasurer, time of making statements changed . . . .81 

Court (sec police, probate, supreme court). 

Concord No. 7400, Ancient Order of Foresters of Concord, name 

chan£:ed ......•■•• fH 



1889-91.] General Index. 633 

Court Granite State No. G790, Ancient Order of Foresters of America, 

Manchester, incorporated ....... 559 

Indian Head No. 7462, Ancient Order of Foresters, name chanired 522 

Rockingham No. 7539, Ancient Order of Foresters, incorporated 171 
Ancient Order of Foresters, Portsmouth, 

name changed ..... 517 

Courts of probate in Coos county ....... 50 

in Rockingham county ...... 52 

Crain, Frederick R., claim allowed ....... 415 

Crawford House, appropriation for road between Fabyan House and, 135, 403 

John M., claim allowed ....... 411 

Crossings, railroad, under jurisdiction of railroad commissioners . . 75 
railroad commissioners may authorize obstruction 

not exceeding eight minutes .... 83 

Crystal Lake Water Company, Canaan, incorporatetl .... 261 

charter amended ..... 443 

Culver Hall, claim of state to, relinquished to trustees of Dartmouth 

College upon payment of fifteen thousand dollars . , . 362 

CmTier, Hii-am E., claim allowed ....... 130 

Damage by dogs (see dogs). 

Dartmouth CJollege, agreement of New Hampshire College of Agricul- 
ture and the Mechanic Arts with, to be terminated 361 
conditional increase of number of trustees . . 296 
Culver Hall released to, upon payment of fifteen 
thousand dollars ...... 362 

hotel exemjited from taxation .... 33 

legal examination of contracts with New Hamp- 
shire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic 

Arts provided for ...... 388 

Davis, Calvin, claim allowed ........ 415 

Deer, close season ......... 47, 318 

in Cheshire county protected . . . . . . .75 

may be hunted with dogs, when ...... 318 

number taken or killed by one persou limited .... 318 

Neck bridge, Auburn, apiDro^^riation for construction . . , 129 

approaches . . . 398 

Deering, part of homestead severed from, for school purposes . . 512 

Dentistry, board of registration in, constituted ..... 341 

aijpointment, qualifications, term of 

office, vacancies, removal . . 341 

powers, duties, and compensation 341, 342 

persons practicing, to be registered ..... 341 

examinations and certificates by board of registration . 341, 342 

practicing without certificate, penalty .... 342 

falsely claiming to have certificate, penalty . . . 342 
Dependent soldiers and sailors (see also soldiers and sailors). 

not to be classed as i^aupers ... 96 
Deposits in savings banks, unclaimed, 2)ublication of . . . .53 

Deputy state treasurer, ajjpointment, duties, and salary . . . 297 

Derry Electric Light Company incorporated ..... 484 

Guaranty Savings Bank incorporated ..... 548 

AVater-Works Company incoi'porated ..... 199 

Descent and distribution of estates of adopted chiUh'cn ... 79 

Detectives to prevent unlawful killing of game, ap2)ropriation for . 383 

Division No. 1, Ancient Order of Hibernians, Dover, incor])orated . 153 

Manchester, incorporated 152 
Dickey, George A., claim allowed ...... 128, 130 

Digest of New Hampshire Reports, api)ro2)riation for .... 409 

payment for ..... 596 

price of 409 

Direct tax refunded by United Sttvtes, acceptance of act of congress . 404 

disposition of . , , , 39§ 



634 General Index. [1889-91. 

Diseases, contagious, among domestic animals (see domestic animals). 
Discontinuance of high schools by supreme court .... 380 
Dissenting stockholders in railroad corporations (see also railroads), 

provisions respecting . . . . . . . . 35, 40 



Dissolution of corporations, powers of supreme court . 

Distribution of Hitchcock's Geology of New Hampshire 
New Hampshire Manual 
" Lakes and Summer Resorts" 
public statutes 



report of commission to revise, codify, and amend pub- 



. 346 

122, 384 

116, 399 

. 401 

. 343 



383 
124 

298 



lie statutes 
soldiers and sailors' record 
state publications 
Districts, councilor (see councilor districts), 
senatorial (see senatorial districts). 

town school to maintain high school in certain cases . . 380 
village fire, may hire money for purchase of land and build- 
ing engine-houses ........ 45 

may insure i^roperty ........ 45 

Dixville, appropriation for highways in .... . 137, 415 

Dogs, damages b}', to domestic animals, tax insufficient, town treasurer 

to furnish statement to state treasurer . .111 

deficiency paid by state treasurer .... 112 

damage by, owner or keeper to forfeit double damages to person 

injured .......... 373 

jjerson suff"ering loss from injury to domestic animals by, may 
present claim to citj* or town where damage is done ; same to 

be paid from net amount of license fees .... 373 

proceedings for appraisal and jiayment of damages . . 373, 374 

owner to have but one remedy for ...... 374 

license of .......... 371 

town clerks to issue and make record of . . . 372 

fees for ......... 372 

to contain description of symptoms of disease in dogs 

known as hydrophobia ...... 372 

valid throughout state and transferable . . . 372 

licensed, removing collar from or stealing, penalty . . . 372 
person wrongfully killing, maiming, or enticing away, liable to 

owner for value ......... 372 

exposing poison with intent that it be eaten by, penalty . . 372 

unlicensed, penalty for keejjing ...... 372 

to be killed ........ 373 

mayor or selectmen to issue warrant to police officers . . 373 
to certify issue, execution, and return of wai'- 

rant to county solicitors .... 373 

solicitor to prosecute all city and town officers failing to comjily 

with law relating to ....... . 373 

penalty for neglect by city or town officers .... 375 

lists of, with owners' or keepers' names, made by assessors and 

returned to town clerk ........ 375 

may be killed, when ........ 373 

may be ordered muzzled or restrained ..... 374 

order for muzzling or restraining, posted and published, how . 374 

special service of, upon owner or keeper .... 375 

penalty for non-compliance with ..... 375 

unmuzzled, may be killed, when ...... 375 

cities and towns may make additional by-laws and regulations 

for licensing and restraining ....... 375 

fines and penalties, under this act, how recovered . . . 375 
Domestic animals, contagious diseases among .... 107, 335 

diseased, to be isolated ..... 107, 337 

expense of maintenance, by whom jjaid . 107 
to be killed, when .... 107, 336 

appraised value to be paid owner . 107, 330 



1889-91.] Genekal Index. 685 

Domestic animals, diseased, owner of, dissatisfied, may appeal . . 108 

penalty I'or neglect by city or town officers 108 
investigation b}^ state board of cattle com- 
missioners ...... 33G 

penalty for concealment of information 

concerning ...... 337 

trans])ortation of, proliibited . . . 338 

Donovan, Daniel B., claim allowed ...... 412, 598 

Dover Bank incorporated ......... 455 

city charter amended as to water-works ..... 154 

farm annexed to, for school pnrposes ..... 159 

Gas-Light Company anthorized to lease ..... 511 

tlistorical Society incorporated ...... 166 

water-Avorks, action of city councils legalized .... 184 

& Winnipiseogee Railroad, purchase by Boston & Maine Rail- 
road authorized ......... 40 

Dow Academy, Franconia, certain funds exempt from taxation . . 183 

Doyle, Patrick, homestead severed and annexed for school purposes . 510 

Dresser, Herbert F., claim allowed ....... 415 

Luther, farm severed and annexed for school purposes . . 256 

Drugs (sec also adulteration) analysis of ..... . 384 

Dummer, appro2)riation for highways in .... . 137, 416 

Durham, farm annexed to, for school jjurposes ..... 247 

removal of college of agriculture and experiment station to 

361, 388 

E. H. Rollins & Son, Concord, incorporated ..... 207 

name changed ..... 504 

Eastern Railroad, purchase by Boston & Maine Railroad authorized . 39 
in New Hampshire, jjurchase by Boston & Maine 

Railroad authorized ...... 40 

Eastman, John W., claim allowed ....... 415 

East Stratford, Bog brook road in, extended to Columbia . . . 136 

Easton, appropriation for highway in . . . . . . . 132 

Educational institutions to forward copies of catalogue to state librarian 

and New Hampshire Historical Society ..... 300 

Electi-ic Meter and Motor Company, Manchester, incorporated . . 194 

Election day, biennial, a legal holiday ...... 316 

Elections, act to regulate ......... 347 

applies to what elections .... 348 

ballot boxes, by whom apjj roved ...... 355 

cared for by city and town clerks . . . 355 

construction of ...... 355 

malicious injury to, or destruction of, penalty . 359 
manner of use during meeting . . . 355, 356 

provided by secretary of state, at expense of state 355 

replaced if necessary by city or town . . 355 
ballot-law commissioners, appointment, qualifications, term of 

office, duties ......... 350 

ballots, by whom and how counted ..... 357 

defective, what are, and how disposed of . . . 357 

descriiition and size of ..... . 352 

number to be furnished ...... 352 

penalty for disclosing by printer .... 358 

penalty for voter allowing to be seen or placing dis- 
tinguishing mark or name u\Km .... 358 

preparation and printing of, and by whom paid for 351, 352 
record of printing and distribution, by whom made 
and preserved . . . . . .351, 352 

specimen and cards of instructions to be furnished to 

supervisors and by them posted . . . 352, 353 

to contain what and how arranged .... 351 

town clerk to prepare, when official fail to be fur- 
nished 354 



636 General Index. [1889-91. 

Elections, caucuses and conventions, provisions respecting . . 348,349 

election officei-s, four inspectors to be appointed as additional 354 

qualiflcations, oath, term of office, and duties 354 

method of voting 351, 356, 357 

neglect of duty by any officer, j)enalty .... 359 

penalty for violation of provisions of act . . . 358, 359 
polling places prepared by selectmen ..... 354 
jjrovided with guard-rail and marking shelves 

or compartments .... 354, 355 
no person other than election officers and cer- 
tain number of voters permitted within guard- 
rail 355, 356 

rei^resentatives to general court and all city, ward, and town 

officers to which act applies, elected by jjlurality . . 359 

tally sheets, to be provided by officer preparing ballots . 357 

Elliott, Silas B., claim allowed ........ 415 

Ellsworth, taking fish from Stinson brook in, and certain tributaries 

thereof, prohibited ......... 330 

Emmons, Charles T., claim allowed ....... 411 

Endowment associations, societies, ororders, certain, examination of and 

license by insurance com- 
missioner . . . 366 
agents of, to be licensed by 

insurance commissioner 368 
penalty for acting as agent 
without license . . 369 
Engineers (see steamboat engineers). 
Engrossing clerk, appropriation to ..... . 137, 408 

Epping, appointment of auditors legalized ..... 585 

Errol, appropriations for highwaj's in ..... 137, 415 

special town meeting July, 1886, proceedings legalized . . 205 
Ewer, James K., claim allowed ........ 41-1 

Excelsior Fibre Company incorporated ...... 547 

Fairer Stock Company, name changed ..... 547 

Executive commissioner of board of world's fair managers, aj^point- 

ment, duties, powers, and salary ....... 376 

Executor not electing to testify, neither party to testify ... 90 
Exempt from levy of poll tax, soldiers and sailors of War of Rebellion 371 
from taxation : 
Brewster town hall ........ 186 

Dartmouth College hotel ....... 33 

Dow Academy, funds of . . . . . . .183 

homestead mortgage notes held by building and loan asso- 
ciations .......... 359 

parsonages ......... 52 

property given the state by the will of Benjamin Thompson 399 
Exemption from taxation authorized, of Littleton bridge . . . 475 

Nashua Armory Association . 385 
legalized, of hotel in Errol .... 205 

hotel on Prospect Hill, Mont 
Vernon .... 454 

Exeter Railway, charter revived and extended .... 424, 600 

may connect with Concord & Portsmouth Railroad in 
Epping or Raymond ...... 424 

Street Railway Company incoriDorated . . . . .195 

Experiment station (seeJJ. S. experiment station). 

Exposition, World's Columbian, at Chicago ..... 375 

Fabyan House, appropriation for highway from, to Bartlett . 135, 403 
Fares and freights on certain railroads not to be increased ... 41 
Farmer, Edgar E., claim allowed ..... 130,393,597 
Farmington Gas and Electric Light and Power Company incorporated 208 
homestead annexed to, for school purposes . . . 268 



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General Index. 



6^7 



Favmington Public Library Association incorporated .... 499 

Farnham, Benjamin, appropriation for purchase of land of . . 389 
Farrington, Jeremiah A., appointed member of board of water com- 
missioners, Portsmouth ........ 498 

Fees, charter, certain, refunded conditionally . . . . .125 

of foreign corporations ...... 104 

license refunded . . . . . . . . .126 

of appraisers of damage done by dogs ..... 374 

of policemen and constables for destro3'ing dogs . . . 373 

of town clerks for licensing dogs ...... 372 

of insurance commissioner ..... 100, 368, 369 

of referees paid by county in actions ordered referred by court . 96 

Ferret not to be used for taking or killing rabbit or hare . . . 112 

Fertilizers, sale of, disposition of license fees ..... 80 

Fire precincts {see village fire districts). 

Firemen's parade, Manchester, 1890, action of city councils ap2>ropria- 

ting money for, legalized . . 567 
city council authorized to make annual 

appropriation for .... 437 

Fires, damage done by kindling maliciously or through criminal care- 
lessness {see arson), 
investigation, returns, and statistics of . . . . .99 

Fii'st Baptist Society of Hudson, charter amended .... 47() 

Congregational chiu'ch of Winchester incorporated . . . 201 
Fish and game commissioners, ajipropriation to, for employment of de- 
tectives ...... 383 

authorized to erect screen at outlet of 

Sunajjee lake ..... 323 

and game laws 47, 68, 77, 100, 112, 318, 320, 321, 322, 323, 330, 364, 383 

hatching-house, Cheshire county, appropriation for . . . 123 

Colebrook, aiJi^ropriation for .... 403 

Laconia, appropriation for ..... 119 

Newfound lake, ajipropriation for . . . 120 
Squam River in Ashland, appropriation for . . 347 
Fitzgerald, James E,, homestead severed and annexed for school pur- 
poses ............ 643 

Flag, United States, upon state normal school building, appropriation for 385 

Flanders, Mrs. R., homestead severed and annexed for school purposes 510 
Floating timber, removal and forfeiture of . . . . . .70 

Fogg, A. J., provincial papers donated to . . . . . . 138 

Follansbce, Perley R., claim allowed ....... 415 

Food {see also adulteration) analysis of ..... . 334 

Foreign corjjorations, charter fees ....... 10'4 

falsely pretending to establish its business in this 

state, penalty ...... 104 

manufacturing, powers, returns, and taxation of 114 
insurance companies of state discriminating against insurance 
companies or citizens of this state, 
similar discrimination against, by this 

state, authorized ..... 364 

license may be revoked, when . . 364 

Forestry commission, appointment and duties ..... 139 

continued ........ 401 

Fowler's river, taking of fish in prohibited ...... 77 

Fowls, taxation of .......... 89 

Franconia Notch, appi'opriation for road through .... 129 

Telephone Company incorporated . . ' . . . 247 

Franklin water- works authorized ....... 188 

& Tilton Railroad incorporated ...... 185 

Free coinage of silver, resolution against ...... 390 

text-books and supplies for public schools ..... 46 

Fi'eeman, Leverett N., claim allowed ....... 130 

Robert A., claim allowed . . . . . . .411 

Zoheth S., claim allowed ....... 411 



638 



General Index. 



[1889-91. 



Freewill Baptist Home Mission Society and Freewill Baptist Edncation 
Society authorized to transfer property to Genci'al 
Conference of Free Baptists ..... 430 
Printing Establishment, name changed . . . 5G9 

Frost, David E. D., claim allowed ....... 415 



Gale Home for aged and destitute women, Manchester, incorporated . 177 
Game birds (see birds). 

laws (see lish and game laws). 
Gazaille Investment Company, name changed ..... 510 

Gee, Silas M., widow of, claim allowed ...... 418 

General Conference of Free Baptists, certain corporations authorized 

to transfer property to ...... . 430 

court, assistant clerk of senate or house to perform all duties of 

clerk in case of vacancj^ in that office . . . 590 

copies of printed bills, etc., of, to he provided state library 299 
every officer of, to be an inhabitant of this state . . 590 

removal from the state of officer of, creates a vacancy . 590 
reijresentatives to, plurality to elect .... 359 

James Miller park on summit of Pack Monadnock mountain . 389 
Laws amended, chap. 11, sect. 2 ...... 362 

16, sects. 6 and 7 . . . . .60 

23, sects. 4, 7, and 8 . . . .81 

29, sect. 12 63 

37, sect. 4 42, 66, 293 

37, sect. 9 97 

46, sect. 11 263 

49, sect. 9 315 

53, sect. 2 52 

53, sect. 6 89 

65, sect. 8 85 

83, sect. 14 64 

92, sect. 5 317 

99, sect. 6 331 

105, sect. 1 313 

107 45 

111, sect. 9 69 

133, sects. 3 and 6 . . . .84 

137, sect. 15 74 

139 302 

140 110, 113 

145, sects. 7 and 8 70 

147 346 

149, sect. 10 46 

154, sect. 12 57 

171, sect. 2 88 

174, sects. 2, 3, and 4 . . . .100 

179, sect. 4 320, 364 

22 100 

188, sects. 2 and 3 . . . .67 
sect. 4 79 

190, sect. 3 60 

191, sect. 9 301 

sect. 10 50 

205, sect. 1 59 

218, sect, 7 51 

232, sect. 4 95 

259, sects. 9 and 10 . . . .56 

265, sect. 1 55 

269, sect. 17 77 

274, sect. 10 61 

2S0 365 

289 65 



1889-91.] General Index. 639 

General laws repealed, chap. Ill, seet. 11 ...... 43 

162, sect. 4 105 

228, seet. 16 90 

Stark Debating and Scientific Society of Manchester incorpo- 
rated .......... 238 

Geology of New Hampshire, Hitchcock's, distribution of . . 122, 384 

George, Edwin W., claim allowed ....... 415 

Gettysburg battlefield, appropriation for rebuilding foundations of mon- 
uments on .......... . 390 

Gilford, certain islands in Lake Winnipesaukee, annexed to . . 489 

Gillingham, Charles H., farm severed and annexed for school purposes 256 

Gilmore, George C, claim alloAved ...... ISO, 411 

Glen-Ellis Raih'oad incorporated ....... 552 

Goodell, D. H., appropriation for ....... 132 

Godfrey, Orlando I., claims allowed ..... 130,411,597 

Gottstown fire precinct authorized to establish water-works . . . 562 

Golden trout (sec trout). 

Gordon, Frank B., claim allowed ....... 411 

Governor, member ex officio of state board of agriculture . . . 323 

two years' salary ......... 132 

and council authorized to give guaranties to executors of 

Thomi^son will ...... 306 

authoi'ized to sell and convey real estate received 
under will, and execute conveyance in name 

of state ....... 305 

may authorize person to vote on stocks received 

thereunder ....... 305 

may authorize sale and transfer thereof . . 305 
to employ counsel to examine acts relating to and 
contracts of New Hampshire College of Agri- 
culture and the Mechanic Arts and Dartmouth 

College 388 

to procure plans and estimates for addition to 

state house and for a library building . . 139 

Grafton county probate court, terms changed ..... 301 

salary of acting register of i^robate .... 396 

Grand Court of New Hampshire, Ancient Order of Foresters of America, 

incorporated . . . . . . . . . .477 

Granite State Dairymen's Association, annual approi^riation for . . 71 
Deaf Mute Mission, approjn'iation for . . . .118 

Machine and Power Company incorporated . . . 523 
Safe Deposit and Banking Company, Nashua, incorpo- 
rated 257 

Telephone Company of New Hampshire incorporated . 546 

Grave, lien \iY>on monumental work placed at .... . 302 

Green, James, claim allowed ... .... 415 

(ireenleaf, Abner, gift of portrait acknowledged . .... 121 

Greenfield, authorized to appropriate money for centennial celebration . 577 
Groton, annual meeting, March, 1886, action at and proceedings under, 

legalized ........... 206 

Guardian of insane person not electing to testify, neither party to tes- 
tify 90 

Gulf road in Lisbon, apppropriation for ...... 135 

Hale, Charles E., claim allowed 391 

Halifax Mills Company, increase of capital stock autliorized . . 164 

Hamblett, Charles J., claims allowed .... 129, 412, 41G, 597 

On-en A., claim allowed . . . . . . .411 

Hampstead, part of farm annexed to, for school purposes . . . 258 

Hampton, appropriation for construction of highway in . . . 134 

Street Railway incorporatcnl ...... 589 

Water-AVorks (Company incorporated ..... 228 

Hanson, Darius O., claim allowed ....... 415 



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[1889-91. 



Hanson, Howard M., claim allowed 

Hare or rabbit, not to be taken by use of ferret 

Harrison, Charles E., claims allowed ..... 133, 

Harrisville, tax abated ..... 

Head & Dowst Company, Manchester, incorporated 

Health officers may regulate j^rivies and sties 

printed I'eports of to be filed with town cler 
Hedding Camp-Meeting Association, charter aiuended 
Hereford Railway, lease to Maine Central Railroad, ratified 

location of, approved and confirmed 
Hescltine, Myron H., claim allowed 
High school to be maintained by town district, when 
penalty for failure to maintain 
certain, may be discontinued or location changed by 
preme court .... 
Highway precinct in Littleton established . 

surveyors, when to report to selectmen 
Highways and roads, appropriations for repair and construction of 

Bartlett .... 

Benton .... 

Bog brook .... 

Breezy Point . . . . . . . .1-10, 

Bridgewater 

Canaan .... 

Carroll .... 

Cherry mountain . 

Clarksville .... 

Coos county 

Crawford House . 

Dixville .... 

Dummer .... 

Errol ..... 

Fabyan House 

Franconia Notch . 

Gulf, in Lisbon . 

Hampton and North Hampton 

Hillsborough 

Jerusalem Springs 

Kearsarge .... 

Kinsman and Moosilauke Notch 

Lisbon .... 

Loon pond .... 

Mad river .... 

Millsfield .... 

MoosilaulvC .... 

North and south . 

North Woodstock 140, 

Pack Monadnock 

Peterborough 

Pittsburg .... 

Randolph .... 

Sandwich .... 

Sandwich Notch ...... 131, 134, 

Sugar Loaf .... 

Temple .... 

Thornton .... 

Warren 140, 

Washington 

Waterville .... 

AVentworth's Location . 

AVliite Mountains 

Willey House 

Woodstogk , , . . 



. 


123 




112 


402 


,597 




122 




491 




43 




300 




541 




420 




420 




412 




380 




380 


su- 






380 




468 




72 


135, 


403 


, 


419 




136 


142 


419 




408 




417 




403 


133, 


403 




137 


137 


415 


135 


403 


137 


415 


137 


416 


137 


415 


135 


403 




129 




135 




134 




407 


, 


417 




398 




132 




135 


, 


407 




406 


137, 


415 


, 


397 


. 


419 


142, 


419 




389 


, 


389 


, 


137 


410, 


416 


131, 


397 


397, 


406 


, 


141 




389 


134, 


406 


397, 


419 


, 


406 




131 


1.37, 


416 




403 




403 


142, 


397 



1889-91.] General Index. 641 

Hill, Samuel II.. cUiini allowed 126 

Ilillnuui, Henry, Jr., claim allowed 130, 398, 597 

Hillsborough, a])propriation for higliway in ..... 407 

Bank, charter revived ....... .507 

Bridge Guaranty Savings Bank incorporated . . . 212 
sj^ecial school district, part of homestead annexed 

to 512 

village fire precinct, sewerage system authorized 204 
IIislf)rical Society (see New Hami^shire Historical Society). 
Histories of New Hampshire organizations in War of Rebellion, addi- 
tional provided for . . . . . . . .127 

of New Hampshii'e organizations in War of Rebellion to be 
furnished each public library and the New Hampshire 

Soldiers' Home ........ 309 

Hitchcock's Geology of New Hampshire, distribution of . . 122, 384 
Holidays : 

biennial election day ......... 316 

labor day 319 

Hodge, Charles A., claim allowed ....... 415 

Home Mutual Aid Society, Seabrook, incorporated .... 235 

Hospital Association, Concord, name changed ..... 431 

Household goods, act relating to liens reserved on personal property 

sold conditionally, not to apply to certain leases of . . '. 86 

Howison, Arthur W., claim allowed ....... 597 

Hoyt, Edwin P., claim allowed ........ 130 

Hudson authorized to re-imburse highway surveyor .... 256 

Hunt, Hubbard H., claim allowed ....... 415 

Huse, Irene A., claim allowed ........ 391 

H. W. & Co., state treasurer authorized to make payments to . 596 

Orrin D., claims allowed 130, 411, 597 

Hydrophobia, description of symptoms of, to be printed on dog licenses 872 

Idle and disorderly persons, jjunishment of ..... 77 

Illicit intercourse, penalty for enticing away female child for jnirpose of 61 
Inmiigration, collection and circulation of information for developing 

agricultural resources of the state through ..... 42 

Incompatible offices: 

auditor with what ......... 104 

county commissioner and superintendent of county farm . . 74 

Nashua police commissioner Avith what ... . . 495 

Index to journals of senate and house (1770-1784) printing and distri- 
bution '. .58, 346 

to records in office of secretary of state, appropriation for . 118, 386 
Inform(;r furnishing evidence of violation of laws in relation to arson 

and burning property, reward paid to, l)y state treasurer, when . 365 
Ingalls, Horace L., claim allowed ..... 130.411,597 

Inheritance from adopted children . . . . ... . 79 

In(]uest, coroners, at his disci-etion ....... 55 

Insane asylum (see asylum for insane). 

commitment to custody of, regulated ..... 49 

pauper may be removed to Ncav IIamj)shire asylum and su])- 
ported b}' state ......... 49 

none except ])au]iers admitted to county asylum . . . 50 

Ir.solvency, jiroceedings in . ....... 110,113 

sale of living animals and perishable ])roperty . . . 110 

])ersonal notice given by registered mail . . . .110 

assignee appointed by judge, when . . . . .110 

debtor discharged, when . . . . . . .110 

])ub!ish('d notices to be headed " proceedings in insolvency " 111 
lime of tiling statement in involuntary proceedings . . 113 

Inspectors, additional election officers, appointment, qualifications, oath, 

term of office, duties . . . . . . . 354 

25 



642 General Index. [1880-01. 

Insi^eetors, ward, in Manchester, to prej^are check-list, when . . 203 

Insurance commissiciner, copies of ofticial papers under seal of, to be 

received in evidence ..... 106 
empowered to revoke license of foreign insur- 
ance conij^any in certain cases . . 364, 366 

fees of 100, 368, 369 

office not to be held by whom ... 88 

office provided for . . . . .117 

may license certain corj^orations, associations, 
societies, or orders ..... 366 

to license agents of same .... 368 

to make examination of same . . . 367 

with approval of attorney-generfil may file 
petition against same .... 366 

to report violations of laws against lotteries, 

gambling, or wagers to attorney-general . 369 

salary, clerical expenses, and seal . . . 106 

companies, fees and returns ...... 100 

agents regulated ...... 100 

foreign, of states discriminating against insur- 
ance companies or citizens of this state, similar 
discrimination against, by this state, authorized 364 
license may be revoked, when .... 364 

life, agents of (sec agents), 
bond, benefit, endowment, or investment associations, socie- 
ties, or orders, certain, regulation of and license by insur- 
ance commissioner ........ 366 

Interest, excess of, right to set off not barred by lapse of time . . 95 

Interlaken Land Association incorporated ...... 486 

International exposition at CUiicago 375 

Investment associations, societies, or orders, certain, regulation of and 

license by insurance 
commissioner . . 366 

agents of, to be licensed by 

insurance commissioner 368 
penalty for acting as agent 
without license . . 369 

Jackson, Wild Cat stream, sawdust not to be put in . . . . 107 

Jacques Cartier Society, Concord, incorporated 253 

James R. Hill Harness Company, name changed . . . .456 

Jenkins, Lewis, claim allowed 130, 411, 597 

William A., farm severed and annexed for school purposes . 247 
Jerusalem Springs, appropriation for construction of highway to . 417 

Jewett, Stephen S., claim allowed . . . 129, 411, 412, 416, 597 

Jones, Charles C, claim allowed 130, 411, 597 

Journals of the senate rva\ house (1776-1784), printing and distribution 

of index .... 58, 346 

mimber to be printed ... 95 

title page and binding . . . 300 

Judge of probate, Cheshire county, salary of ..... . 340 

Straftbrd county, salary of 370 

Judges of probate, salaries • .65 

Justice of supreme coui-t, powers of, in cases of dissenting stock- 
holders 35, 36, 37, 40 

Keaksakge Fire Insurance Company, Concord, incorporated . . 209 

Mountain road, appropriation for 398 

Keefe, Dennis, homestead severed and annexed for school purposes . 510 
Keene' authorized to raise by taxation or l)oi-row money to reconstruct 

water-works ......... 425 

Guaranty Savings Bank, charter amended .... 245 

I^elsey, Frederick H., claim allowed .... .. . . 412 



1889-91.] General Index. 643 

Keyes, Alfred i*., claim allowed . . . . . . .126 

Kibbey, David B., homestead severed and annexed for school purposes 157 
Kilkenny Lumber Company Railway, charter amended . . , 475 
Kimball, Geoi'ge, homestead severed and annexed for school purjjoses 510 
Mrs. C. H., homestead severed and annexed for school pur- 
poses .......... 510 

Kingsbury, George S., claim allowed ....... 415 

Kinsman Notch, appropriation for road through ..... 132 

Kittredge, Jonathan, gift of portrait acknowledged .... 121 

Labor day a legal holiday ......... 319 

Laconia authorized to establish a system of sewerage and fund its in- 
debtedness ......... 521 

fish hatching-house at, appropriation for .... 119 

and Lake Village Water- Works, charter amended . . . 432 
Lafayette Lodge No. 11, Independent Order of Odd Fellows, Littleton, 

incorporated . . . . . . . . . .561 

Lake Massabesic (see Massabesic lake) . 

Shore Railroad authorized to lease ...... 39 

purchase by Concord & Montreal Railroad author- 
ized ........ 40 

Sunapee {see Sunapee lake). 

Warren, pickerel in, protected ....... G8 

Winnipesaukee {sec Winnipesaukee lake). 

" Lakes and Summer Resorts," publication and distribution of . . 401 

Lancaster Trust Company incorporated ...... 448 

Water Compan}^ incorporated ...... 478 

Landlocked salmon (see salmon). 

Lary, Benjamiu F., claim allowed ....... 415 

Law Reports (see New Hampshire Reports). 

Laws (see also General and Pamphlet), commission to revise, codify, 

and'^amend ........... 47 

Leases, certain, of household goods, not subject to act relating to liens 

reserved on personal property sold conditionally .... 86 

Lebanon Loan and Banking Company incorporated .... 514 

Savings Bank, charter amended ...... 557 

town school district divided ...... 188, 586 

Lee, farm severed for school purposes ...... 247 

J^egislation, repeal of act to define and punish the misuse of railroad 

earnings to influence ......... 90 

Legislative oiiicers to be inhabitants of the state . . . . . 595 

removal from state ettects immediate vacancy . 595 

Leighton, Fred, claim allowed ........ 598 

Manufacturing Company, Manchester, incorporated . . 155 

Lial)ility, personal, of stockholders in certain banking corporations . 82 
Lil)erty island, Sunai)ee lake, passway between, and mainland may be 

maintained and renewed . . . . . . . . 300 

Lil)raries, public, librarian to report names of ollicers, etc., to town 

clerk 300 

regimental histories furnished to . . . . 309 

Lil)niry commissioners, board of, appointment, term of office, duties . 378 
authorized to purchase l)ooks for towns without 

libx'aries on certain conditions . . . 378 
to give advice upon ap])lication of librarians or 

trustees of tree public libraries . . . 378 
clerical assistance and expenses . . . 379 
free public, apjn-opriations for, by towns .... 378 
state (,s'cc state liljrary). 
I license fees of lightning-rod venders, certain, refunded . . . 126 
of certain corporations, associations, societies, and ordci's, and 
their agents, by insurance commissioner, provisions respect- 
ing 366 



644 



GrENERAL IndEX, 



[1889-91. 



Licease of foreign insui'ance companies revoked in certain cases . . 364 

of dogs (see dogs) . 

Licenses of steamboat engineers may be revoked, wlien ... 54 

Lien upon monumental work placed in cemeteries or at grave . . 302 
Liens, reserved on personal property, sold conditionally, act relating 

thereto not to apply to certain leases of household goods . . 86 

Life insurance companies, agents of . . . . . . . 108 

fraudulent representations by, pen- 
alty 109 

acting as agent of without license, penalty . 109 
penalty for violation of law relating to negotiation or 

effecting contract of . . . . . . . 109 

Lighting streets, action of towns for, legalized ..... 340 

Lisbon, annual meeting, certain action at, legalized .... 165 

appropriation for Gulf road ....... 135 

Savings Bank and Trust Company incorporated . . . 241 

school district No. 1 authorized to fund debt .... 160 

Littlefield Post No. 8, G. A. R., Soniersworth, incorporated . . 157 

Little River Railroad incorporated ....... 467 

Littleton annual meeting, certain action at, legalized .... 148 

& Franconia Railroad, charter amended .... 164 

time for completion extended . . 581 

bridge, exemption from taxation authorized .... 475 

charter amended and proceedings legalized . . 490 

highway precinct in, authoi'ized ...... 468 

Public Library, appropriation for support of legalized . . 148 

Trustees of incorporated .... 193 

Loan and Trust Companies (see Trust Companies). 

Banking Companies (see Banking Companies) . 
Loch Leven trout (see trout). 
Locke, G. Scott, Jr., claim allowed . . . . . . .411 

Londonderry, farm severed from, for school purposes .... 568 

homesteads sevei'ed from, for school purposes . . 510 

town meeting, March, 1888, action legalized . . . 230 

Loon pond, appropriation for highway around ..... 407 

Lougee, Arthur J., claim allowed ....... 411 

Louis Bell Post No. 3, G. A. R., Manchester, incorporated . . 458 

Lunacy, board of commission of, established, duties of . . . 49 

Lyman, annual meeting, action at, legalized ..... 203 

Lyndeborough, appropriation for celebration of one hundred and fif- 
tieth anniversary authorized ....... 170 



Mad river bridge, appropriation for highway from .... 406 

Madden, John, homestead severed and annexed for school purposes . 510 

Maine Central Railroad, leases of certain roads to, ratified . . . 420 
Manchester, act establishing board of health amended . . .162 

appropriation for firemen's parade, annual, authorized . 437 

1890, legalized . . 567 
appropriation for celebration of Fourth of Julv, 1889 and 

1890, authorized " . 149, 206 

appropriation for expense of examining diseased animals 409 
check-list for special election of aldermen or common 

council ......... 263 

city auditor, appointment, duties, and salary . . . 269 

farm annexed to, for school jjurposes .... 568 

homesteads annexed to, for school purposes . . . 510 

ward 9 constituted ........ 535 

water commissioners authorized to i^urchase or condemn 

land surrounding Lake Massabesic .... 319 

& Hooksett Steamboat Company incorporated . . . 240 
& Lawi'cnce Railroad, purchase Ijy Boston & Maine Rail- 
road authorized ........ 40 



1889^91.] General Index. 645 

Mauchestei" & North Weare Railroad authorized to lease . . .39 

purchase l)y Coneord or Concord 

& Montreal Railroad authorized 40 

Horse Railroad, bond issue authorized .... 190 

name changed ..... 204 

Investment Company incorporated ..... 510 

Safety Deposit & Trust Company incorporated . . 50o 

Street Railway, charter amended, revived, and extended . 430 

incorporated ...... 204 

War Veterans, donation of arms and equipments to . .82 

Women's Aid and Relief Society incorporated . , . 579 
Manual (sec New Hampshire Manual). 

Margaret Pillsbury (xcneral Hospital, Concord, incorporated . . 431 

Mary Hitchcock Memorial Hospital, Hanover, incorporated . . 210 

IVIascoma Light, Heat, and Power Company, Lebanon, incorporated . 584 

river, throwing sawdust, etc., into, penalt}' .... 54 

Masonic Building xVssociation of Manchester, charter revived . . 240 

Massachusetts boundary line ........ 143 

Massabesic lake, throwing sawdust in, or in any tributary thereto, pro- 
hibited 319 

land adjacent to, may be purchased or condemned !)y 
city of Manchester . . . . . .319 

Mayor to issue warrant to police officers for killing unlicensed dogs . 373 
to certify issue, execution, and return of warrant, to county so- 
licitor ........... 373 

to appraise damage done by dogs ...... 373 

alderman to perform duty of, when ...... 374 

and aldermen may order dogs muzzled or restrained . . 374 

order to be jiosted and published .... 374 

special service of order ..... 374 

may issue warrant for killing dogs unmuzzled 

and running at large, when .... 374 

Mayors to prosecute oft'enses under chapter 280, General Laws, concern- 
ing arson and burning property ....... 365 

McCabe, Thomas, homestead severed and annexed for school purposes 510 

McCanley, James, homestead severed and annexed for school purposes 510 

Maxon, Sarah, farm severed and annexed for school purjjoses . . 25(5 

Meeting-houses, sale, repairs, etc. ....... 57 

Memorial arch. State House Park, governor and council may permit 

Concord to erect .......... 400 

Merrimack County Academy, Concord, incorporated .... 485 

Electric Light, Heat, and Power Company of Ilooksett 

incorporated ......... 481 

Mortgage and Debenture Company-, Manchester, incorpo- 

lated 245 

Messer, Hollis, (arm severed and annexed for school purposes . . 25G 

Oliver C, farm severed and annexed for school puri)oses . 256 

Metealf, Harry E., claim allowed . . . . . . .412 

iVIiddleton, election of supervisors legalized ..... 5.S6 

Milan, appropriation for construction of bridge at .... 140 

Mileage of olficers of senate and house . . . . . . IKi 

Milford authorized to enlarge water-works . . . . .471 

Military organizations. New Hampshire, in War of Rebellion, histories 

of 127, 309 

records, distribution of ....... 124 

Militia (see New Hampshire National Guard). 

Mills Cemeter}' Association, Salisbury, incorporated .... 192 

Millslicld, approi)riation for higliways in . . . . . 137, 415 

Milton Classical Institute, sale of property and disposition of proceeds 524 

Minnows, close season for, in certain tributaries of Newfound lake 77, 322 
Minors, cigarett(!S not to be sold to . . . . . . .112 

" Mirror," Mancliester, claims allowed ..... 130, 412 

Misuse of railroad earnings to inlluence legislation, act to delinc and 

punish, repealed .......... 90 



646 General Index. [1889-91. 

Moderators, duties of, under act to regulate elections . . . 347-359 
Monadnoek Bank, charter revived ....... 458 

Mills, charter amended ....... 173 

" Monitor," Concord, claims allowed ...... 130,412 

Mont Vernon, action of, exempting hotel from taxation, legalized . 454 

Railroad incorporated ....... 509 

Monument, Bennington battle, acceptance of invitation to dedication of 394 

appropriation for transportation to dedi- 
cation of . . . . . . 394 

in honor of Matthew Thornton, erection of . . . 417 

Monuments on Gettysburg battlefield, appropriation for rebuilding 

foundations of ....... . 390 

in cemeteries, lien on ...... . 302 

Moore, S. C, administrator of A. A. Moore, claim allowed . . . 12G 

Moose, close season ......... 47, 318 

may be hunted with dogs, when ...... 318 

number taken or killed by one person limited .... 318 

Moosilauke Notch, appropriation for road ...... 132 

Railroad Company incoi'porated ..... 239 

time for location, construction, and com- 
pletion of railroad extended . . 464 
exempt from payment of charter fee . 404 
road, appropriation for ....... 397 

Morcy, George LI., (daim allowed ....... 415 

Morning Star Publishing House, Dover, incorporated .... 509 

Morris, Peter, homestead severed and annexed for school jjurposes . 543 
Morrison, Charles R., appropriation to, for Digest of New Hampshire 

Reports 409 

J. Edward, claim allowed ....... 407 

Mortgage homestead notes of building and loan associations exempt 

from taxation .......... 359 

Mortgaged property, concealing, penalty ...... 74 

Moses, George H., claims allowed .... 130, 411, 412, 597 

Mt. Belknap Railroad incorporated ....... 488 

Washington Railway authorized to lease ..... 39 

purchase by Concord or Concord & Montreal 
Railroad authorized ..... 40 

Mulhearn, John, homestead severed and annexed for school purposes . 510 
Mutual benefit associations, societies, or orders, certain, examination of 

and license by insur- 
ance commissioner . 366 
agents of, to be li- 
censed by insurance 
commissioner . 368 

penalty for acting as 
agent of, without li- 
cense . . . 369 

Names changed .......... 143, 381 

Nashua authorized to issue bonds to erect schoolhouse .... 253 

to fund floating debt .... 447 

lioard of fire commissioners, appointment, powers, and duties . 439 

board of police commissioners, appointment, powers, and duties 494 

not to hold any other state, 

county, or municipal office . 495 

city engineer, election of ....... 202 

police court, salary of justice, associate justice, and clerk . 518 
street commissioner chosen by the ])eoi)le by general ticket . 230 
control of, by board of mayor and alder- 
men 451 

Acton & J3ost(jn Railroad authorized to lease . . . .39 

purchase by Concord or Concord & 

Montreal Railroad authorized . 40 

Armory Association, exemption from taxation authorized . 385 



1889-91.] 



General Index. 



647 



Nashua Liglit, Heat, and Power Company, increase oi capital stock 

authorized . . . . . . . . . . J21 

& Jvowell Railroad authorized to lease ..... 31) 

Card & Glazed Paper Company, charter amended . . . /iOi 

Street Railway, charter amended ...... 40;} 

Trust Company incorporated ....... 259 

charter amended ...... 5G0 

Young Men's Christian Association incorporated . . . oOl 

National Veterans' Association of New Plampshire incorjjoratcd . . -15.'! 

Naturalization, exclusive jurisdiction in supreme court . . . G;') 

Neal, Charles H., claim allowed ....... ll.i 

New Boston Railroad Company incorj)orated . . . . .441 

Newbur}', farm severed from for school purposes .... 2.^(1 

New Dui-ham, homesteads severed from for school purposes . . 2(j.s 

Newfound lake, fish hatching-house at, appropriation for . . . 120 

taking of lish in certain tributaries of prohibited 77, 322 

Steamboat Co. incorporated .... 520 

New Hampshire asylum for the insane, appropriation for . , . 384 
College of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts, legal 
examination of acts relating to and contracts of pro- 
vided for ........ 38<S 

College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, legislative 

assent to act of Congress ..... 294 

College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, treasurer 

of to receive grants of money under said act . . 294 
College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, removal of 

from Hanover to Durham . . . . . 3U1 

College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, trustees to 

terminate agreement with Dartmouth College . 301 
College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, trustees to 

sell real estate in Hanover ..... 362 

College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, election and 

qualifications of trustees ..... 302 

College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, apjiropria- 
tion for removal of, and erection and maintenance of 

buildings at Durham ...... 302 

College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts, trustees to 

receive, control, and manage real estate in Durham 30.3 
College of Agriculture and Mechanic Arts to make 

analysis of food and drugs ..... 334 

Citations, additional ap})ropriation for . . . 394 
Female Cent Institution and Home Missionary Union 

incori)oratcd ........ 157 

Historical Society, annual appropriation for . 110, 413 
institutions of learning to forward 

copies of catalogue to . . 300 
town clerks to forward copies of 

municipal reports to . . . 300 

Lil)rary Association incoi-porated .... 263 

;\lanual, appnipriation for editing .... 122 

distriliution of .... . 115,399 

National Guard, annual appropriation increased, . 313 
tield and line ollicers, to hold rank 
from date of original commission, 

when 109 

Railroad incdrporafed ...... 37 

name changed ...... 70 

may lease certain roads .... 39 

may purchase certain roads . . . .40 

Reports, digest of, appro])riation to Charles R. Morri- 
son for . . . . . 401t 

paynuint of instalments to H. W . 

Huse & Co 590 

pviw of .... . 409 



648 General Index. [1889-91. 

New Hampshire Reports sliall contain dates of decisions . . . 300 

supplied to certain towns . . . 120, 121 

towns may raise and appropriate money for 
purchase of ..... . 370 

Soldiers' Home established ..... 91 

application for admission to may be 

required of certain persons . . 383 

furnished with histories of New Hamp- 
shire organizations in War of the 

Rebellion 309 

transfer of appropriation . . . 315 

appropriation for maintenance and 
other purposes .... 315 

fund created . . . . .316 

Veterans' Association, appropriation for sewers and 
water supply, condition amended .... 392 

New London, taking trout or salmon from certain brooks ilowing into 

Pleasant pond in, prohibited . . . . . . .321 

Newmarket Electric Light, Power and Heat Company incorporated . 578 
farms severed from for school purposes .... 192 

Newspapers publishing laws, copy to be regularly furnished to state 

library 299 

and periodicals, New Hampshire, pi'sservation of tibss in 

State Library 299 

New Zealand River Railroad, time for organization and completion of 

extended . 448 

Valley Railroad, authorized to lease .... 39 
purchase Ijy Concord or Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad authorized ... 40 
Normal Scliool (see State Normal School.) 

Nomination of candidates, how made and certified . . . 348, 349 

certificates of and nomination papers to 
contain what, and be filed when and with 

whom 349, 350 

papers and certificates, open to public insi:)ection . . 350 

objections to, proceedings under . 350 
vacancies, how filled . . . 350 

Norris, Herbert F., claims allowed 130,412,598 

North and Soutli Road, appropriation for ...... 419 

Conwaj^ Loan and Banking Company incorporated . . . 537 

& Mount Kearsarge Railroad, charter amended . . 178 

Water and Improvement (Company incorporated . . 482 

Hampton, appropriation for road ...... 134 

Stratford Water-Works Company incorporated .... 443 

Woodstock, appropriations for highway between Breezy Point 

and "140, 142, 419 

Noilhern Railroad authorized to lease ...... 39 

Northwood Aqueduct Company incorporated ..... 435 

Northwood Narrows, fire district authorized ..... 523 

Notice in insolvency proceedings, personal by registered mail . .110 

to county commissioners of aid to paupers by towns . . 64 

to parent in i^i'oceedings for adoption ..... 67 

Nute High Scliool and Lil^rary, Trustees of, ]\Tilton, incorporated . 231 
Nuisance, certain, abatement of . . . . . . . .43 

(^r.STUUCTiON of crossings by trains, time railroad commissioners may 

authorize extended ......... 83 

Offices, certain, incompatilile ...... 74, 104, 495 

Oflicers. city and town, elected by plurality, when . . . 348, 35 9 

neglect of duty by^ under act relating to dogs, 
penalty ....... 375 

field and line, of New Hampshire National Guai-d, to hold rank 
from date of original commission, when . . . .109 

local, lists of provided . . . . . . • .48 



1889-91.] 



General Index. 



649 



OflScers, local, to file copies of printed reports with town clerk . . 300 
of Senate and House, mileage of . . . . . .116 

to be inhabitants of state . . . 595 
removal from state effects immediate va- 
cancy ...... 595 

public, penalty for neglect of duty by, under act to regulate 

elections .......... 359 

Order of Saint Benedict of the State of New Hampshire incorporated . 191 
Orders, certain benefit, bond, endowment, and investment, regulation 

of and license by insurance commissioner .... 366 

agents of to be licensed ........ 368 

penalty for acting as agent without license .... 369 

Overseers of the poor may requii'e application for admission to New 

Hampshire Soldiers' Home of certain jjersons .... 333 

P. C. Cheney Company, charter amended 163 

P. J. Noyes Manufacturing Company, Lancaster, incorijorated . . 160 
Paclc Monadnock mountain road, apjjropriation for .... 389 

General James Miller park, on summit of . . 389 

Page, Calvin A., appointed member of board of water commissioners, 
Portsmouth ......... 

Pamphlet Laws, (public) amended, 1878, chap. 165, sect. 2 

1879, chap. 36, sect. 4 
chap. 43, sect. 1 
chap. 57, sect. 3 
chap. 58 . 
1881, chap. 26, sect. 1 
chap, 
chap. 



88, sect. 2 and 
97, sect. 8 

cha23. 256, sect. 18 and 
1883, chap. 7, sect. 1 

chap. 32, sect. 1 

chap. 80 . 

chap. 100 . 

1886, chap. 41, sect. 2 
chap. 85, sect. 11 
chap. 85, sect. 16 
chap. 88, sect. 4 
chap. 89 . 
chap. 90 . 
chap. 98, sect. 6 
chap. 159, sect. 1 
chap. 165, sect. 8 
chap. 172 . 

1887, chap. 29, sect. 1 
chap. 31, sect. 2 
chap. 43, sect. 1 
chap. 69 . 
chap. 93 . 
chap. 105, sect. 6 
chap. 130 . 
chap. 145 . 

1889, chap. 5, sect. 2 
chap. 3, sect. 1 
chap. 12 
chap. 40, sect. 2 
chap. 66, sect. 3 
chap. 110 . 

1891, chap. 12, sect. 11 
repealed, 1883, chap. 26, sect. 2 
chap. 52 . 

1885, chap. 41 . 

1887, chap. 31, sect. 1 
chap. 34 . 



21 



497 

230 

80 

364 

95 

118 

47 

72 

331 

154 

. 371 

. 109 

. 78 

35, 62, 70 

. 96 

. 110 

. 113 

. 54 

. 380 

. 69 

. 83 

. 202 

. 162 

. 240 

. 86 

. 100 

. 362 

. 62 

45, 869, 360 

. 103 

. 392 

. 127 

. 70 

. 86 

859. 860 

. 340 

. 322 

. 386 

. 363 

. 106 

. 369 

. 332 

. 106 

. 64 



650 



General Index. 



[1889-91. 



and 6 



332 
90 

237 
41 

339 
44 

389 

561 
52 
90 

360 
49 
50 
64 
96 

332 



333 

78 



Pamphlet Laws, (public) amended, 1887, chap. 45 . 

chap. 102 . 
chap. 300, sect, 
chap. 304, 
1889, chap. 93, 
PamiDhlets, state, reprinting of ...... . 

Park, Gen. James Miller, on summit of Pack Monadnock mountain 
public, in Concord, authoi'ized ...... 

Pai'sonages exempt from taxation ...... 

Party not to testify when adverse party is an executor or, unless . 
Passway to Liberty island, Lake Sunapee, revocable license for . 
Pauper insane, provisions respecting ...... 

supported by state in certain cases 
Paupers, county not liable to town for supj^ort of, unless notice . 
dependent soldiers and sailors not to be classed as . 
soldiers and sailors, support of .... . 

application for admission to New Hamp- 
shire Soldiers' Home may be reqnired of 
town settlement must be wholly gained since January 1, 1880 

Pearson, Edward N., claim allowed 130,598 

Harlan C, claim allowed 130, 412, 598 

Pecker, J. E., claim allowed 412 

Pedigree, etc., of stallion to be recorded ...... 94 

Pemigewasset Valley Railroad authorized to lease .... 39 

purchase by Concord or Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad authorized . 
time for completion extended 
Pennichuck Water- Works Corporation, increase of capital stock author 
ized ............ 

" People and Patriot," Concord, claim allowed .... 

People's Assurance Association incorporated .... 

Fire Insurance Company, charter amended . 
Mortgage and Debenture Company, Dover, incorporated 
Perron, Louis, homestead severed and annexed, for school purposes 
Personal property, mortgaged, concealment of, penalty 
Peterborough, appropriations for hio;hway in . . . 

Bank, charter revived ..... 

Railroad authorized to lease .... 

& Hillsborough Railroad authorized to lease . 
Water-Works Company incorporated . 
Pewholders, majority assenting, meeting may be called 
Pharmacy, commissioners, duties, meetings, and compensation 
registered assistant in .... . 

Phillips Brook Improvement Company, Coos county, incorporated 
Photographs of part taken by state in War of the Rebellion 
Pickerel in Lake Warren protected . . . . , 

Pillsbury, Alden E., part of farm severed and annexed for school pur 
poses ....... 

Free Library, vote of Warner establishing and appropriating 
money for, legalized .... 

Pilots (see steamboat). 
Pinkham Notch road, appropriation for 
Piscataqua river, close season for smelts in . 
Pittsburg, appropriation for highways in . 

Pleasant pond, New London, taking trout or salmon from brooks 
ing into, prohibited ....... 

Plurality elects certain officers ...... 

Plymouth Guaranty Savings Bank incorporated . 

Poison, exposing with intent that it be eaten by a dog, penalty 

Police court, Concord, fines in, to whom paid 

Nashua, salary of justice, associate justice, and clerk 
Polling places (see also elections, act to regulate), prepared by select- 
men ....... . 354 

guard-rail and marking-shelves or compartments . 354, 355 



40 
205 

422 
130, 412 

. 566 

. 170 

. 251 

. 510 

. 74 

. 389 

. 452 

. 39 

. 39 

. 432 

. 57 

. 84 

. 84 

. 167 

. 411 

. 68 



ilow- 
348, 



258 
429 

133 

322 
137 



321 
359 
214 
372 
491 
518 



1889-91.] 



General Index. 



651 



Poll tax, soldiers and sailors exempt from levy of . . . .371 

Polluting reservoirs, penalty 69 

Poor (see paupers, soldiers, and sailors). 

Portland & Og-densburg Railway, time for completion extended . . 218 
& Rochester Railroad, purchase by Boston & Maine Railroad 

authorized ......... 40 

Saco & Portsmouth Railroad, purchase by Boston & Maine 

Railroad authorized ........ 40 

Portrait of Gen. John Stark, appropi-iation for copy of . . . 418 

Portraits, gifts of, acknowledged , 121 

Portsmovith authorized to issue bonds for school purposes . . . 156 

water-works .... 496 

enlarge, and manage water-works . . 496 

board of Avater commissioners appointed .... 497 

& Dover Railroad, purcliase by Boston & Maine Railroad 

authorized ......... 40 

Great Falls & Conway Railroad, jiurchase by Boston & 

Maine Railroad authoinzed ...... 40 

Water Company, charter amended ..... 237 

Precincts (see village fire districts) . 

Prescott Piano and Organ Company, name changed .... 500 

" Press," daily, Manchester, claim allowed . ..... 412 

Privies and sties, powers of health officers respecting .... 43 

Probate (see also judges and I'egister). 

courts, Coos county ........ 50 

Grafton county ........ 301 

Rockingham county ....... 52 

Process, issued by attorney removed or suspended, void ... 51 

Profile Falls Company incorporated ....... 516 

& Franconia Notch Railroad authorized to lease ... 39 

purchase by Concord or Concord & 

Montreal Railroad authorized . 40 

authorized to change its gauge . 489 

Provincial papers donated to A. J. Fogg ...... 138 

Public libraries (see libraries). 

records, indexing, apjiropriation for ..... 118, 386 

schools, free text-books and suj^plies for ..... 46 

statutes, commission to revise, codify, and amend, appointment 

and duties ...... 47 

distribution of report of . . . . 383 

publication and disposition of .... . 343 

Publication of unclaimed deposits in savings banks . . . .53 



QuAKANxrNE of animals declared to be diseased or to have been exposed 

to contagion 107, 337 

against animals entering the state . . ' . . . 339 
(iuimby, L. D. and G. C, exemption from taxation of property of 

legalized 165 



Rauuit or hare not to be taken by use of ferret ..... 112 

Railroad commissioners may authorize obstruction of crossings not ex- 
ceeding eight minutes ..... 83 

to have jurisdiction of crossings 
to regulate speed of trains 
corporations, charter fees not required of certain . 62, 410, 464 

lease, union, or purchase of certain, authorized . 35 
votes assenting to lease, union, or purchase filed 
with secretary of state ..... 41 

fares and freights not to be increased on certain 
roads ........ 41 

existing rights to lease or unite not impaired . 41 
interest of state not impaired .... 41 

time of making annual returns . . . .71 



75 
105 



65^ 



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[1889-91. 



-41, 



72 

90 

58 

105 



. 180 
, 255 
37, 39 
. 39 
62, 125, 255, 295 
. 519 
. 550 
. 450 

, 39, 40, 41 
39 

62, 70, 294 
39, 40 



37 



39, 40 



Railroad corporations, form of returns may be changed by railroad com- 
missioners ......... 

earnings, repeal of act punishing misuse of, to influence legis- 
lation .......... 

signals, switches, etc., displacing, penalty .... 

ti'ains, railroad commissioners to regulate speed of 

Railroads and Railways, charters granted, amended, rerived, and ex- 
tended, consolidation, lease, purchase and sale, and union of : 

Ashuelot .......... 

Bartlett & Albany 

Boston, Concord & Montreal . 

Boston & Lowell ..... 

Boston & Maine 39 

Brookline ...... 

Chester & Derry ..... 

Claremont & White River Junction 
Concord ...... 

Concord & Claremont .... 

Concord & Montreal .... 

Concord & Portsmouth .... 

Concord & Rochester 410, 515 

Concord Horse 166, 502 

Concord Street ......... 502 

Connecticut River ......... ISO 

Coos Valley .......... 420 

Dover & Winnipiseogee ....... 40 

Eastern 39 

Eastern in New Hampshire ....... 40 

Exeter 424, 600 

Exeter Street 195 

Franklin & Tilton 185 

Glen-Ellis 552 

Hampton Street ......... 589 

Hereford 420, 421 

Kilkenny Lumber Company 475 

Lake Shore 39, 40 

Little River 467 

Littleton & Fi-anconia ....... 164, 581 

Manchester & Lawrence ....... 4o 

Manchester & North Weare 39, 40 

Manchester Horse 190, 204 

Manchester Street 204, 430 

Moosilauke . • 239, 464 

Mont Vernon 509 

Mount Washington ....... 39, 40 

Mt. Belknap 488 

Nashua, Acton & Boston . . . . . . 39, 40 

Nashua & Lowell ......... 39 

Nashua Street ......... 463 

New Boston .......... 441 

New Hampshire . . . . . . 37,39,40,62,70 

New Zealand Kiver . . ' . . . . . . 448 

New Zealand Valley 39, 40 

North Conway & Mount Kearsarge ..... 178 

Northern .......... 39 

Pemigewasset Valley ...... 39, 40, 205 

Peterborough ......... 39 

Peterborough & Hillsborough ...... 39 

Portland & Ogdensburg ....... 218 

Portland & Rochester ........ 40 

Portland, Saco & Portsmouth ...... 40 

Portsmouth & Dover ........ 40 

Portsmouth, Great Falls & Conway ..... 40 

Profile & Franconia Notch 39, 40, 489 



1889-91.] 



General Index. 



653 



Railroads and Railways, charters granted, amended, revived, and ex- 
tended, consolidation, lease, purchase and sale, and union of: 

Rochester Street ......... 160 

Rye Reach 480 

Saco Valley 563 

Sullivan County 177 

Suncook Valley 39, 40 

Suncook Valley Extension . . . . . . 39, 40 

Tilton & Belmont 39, 40, 173 

Union Street 218, 487 

Upper Coos 151, 420, 421 

Upper Coos of Vermont ....... 420 

West Amesbm-y Branch ....... 40 

Whitefield & Jefferson 39, 40 

Wilton 39 

Wolfeborough 40 

Worcester, Nashua & Rochester . . . . .40, 254 
Rainbow trout (see trout). 

Randlett. James E., claims allowed 130, 411, 597 

Randolph, appropriations for roads and highways in , . . 410, 416 
Ray & Walker, appropriation to, for New Hampshire citations . . 394 
Real Estate Improvement Company, Manchester, incorporated . . 542 
Recognizances, forfeited, solicitor to prosecute ..... 56 

court may strike off default .... 56 

Record of soldiers and sailors in War of Rebellion, api^ropriation for 

completing 34, 85 
special distribu- 
tion of . .124 
Records in office of secretary of state, appropi-iation for indexing 118, 386 
Referees, fees of, paid by county in actions ordered referred . . 96 
Regimental histories, additional, jirovided for ..... 127 

furnished to public libraries and New Hampshire 
Soldiers' Home ...... 

Register of deeds, bond of ........ . 

of probate, acting, Grafton county, salai*y of . . . 
Strafford county, salary ..... 

Registers of probate authorized to transfer files of newspapers to state 
library ........ 

bonds of ....... . 

salaries of . 
Registered assistant, commission of pharmacy to grant certificate of . 
Registration in dentistry, board of, constituted ..... 

ajii^ointment, qualifications, term of 

office, vacancies, removal . 
powers, duties, and compensation 341, 342 
Regulations, towns and city councils may make additional, concerning 
. licensing and restraining dogs ...... 

Rent of armories, allowance by state for increased 
Reports, law (see New Hampshire Reports) . 

of certain state officers, when furnished to public printer 
printing and distribution . 
number printed .... 

of commission to revise, codify, and amend the public statutes 

distribution of . 
of superintendent of public instruction to be sent to boardls of 
education ......... 

official, classification, pagination, arrangement, and style of 
town, printed, copies to be filed with town clerk and sent to 
state library and New Hampsliire Historical Society 
Representatives' hall, ventilation of . 

to general court, plurality to elect 
Reprints of certain pamphlets ...... 

Republican Press Association, claim allowed 

Reservoir, polluting water of, penalty .... 



309 

60 

396 

331 

299 
60 
66 
84 

341 

341 



375 
331 

87 
87 
96 

383 

317 
299 

300 
491 
354 

45 
409 

63 



654 General Index. [1889-91. 

Returns and statistics of fii'es ........ 99 

annual, of railroad corporations, made when .... 71 

Returns, annual, of railroad corporations, form of, may be changed by 

railroad commissioners ........ 72 

Revision {see also commission to revise, codify, and amend the public 
statutes) . 

of public statutes authorized ...... 47 

of record of soldiers and sailors in War of Rebellion, appro- 
priation for completing ...... 3-4, 85 

of record of soldiers and sailors in War of Rebellion, special 

distribution of ........ . 124 

Richards Free Library, Trustees of, incori^orated .... 183 

Roads (see highways and roads). 

Roberts, Mrs. D. S., homestead severed and annexed for school purposes 510 

Robinson, Allan H., claims allowed 130, 412, 598 

Rochester, act establishing water-works amended .... 558 
action in relation to water-works legalized .... 558 
authorized to establish system of sewerage . . . 566 
to purchase Rochester Aqueduct and Water Com- 
pany 544, 558 

city charter 525 

division into wards authorized ...... 264 

Aqueduct and Water Company, name changed and charter 

amended ......... 544 

Bank incorporated ........ 565 

Street Railroad Company incorpoi'ated .... 160 

Water Comjiany incorporated ...... 544 

Rockingham county, commissioners authorized to issue bonds . . 474 

time and place of holding probate court . . 52 

Rollinsford, farm severed from, for school purposes .... 159 

Roman Catholic churches, incorporation of . . . . . . 227 

Rumney, taking fish from Stinson brook in, and certain tributaries 

thereof, prohibited ......... 330 

Rye Beach Railroad, time for construction of extended . . . 480 

Saco Valley Railroad Company incorporated ..... 553 

Salary of bank commissioners ........ 80 

chaplain of state prison 128, 388 

deputy state treasurer ........ 297 

governor for full term, payment of, to D. H. Goodell . . 132 

insurance commissioner ....... 106 

judge of probate, Cheshire county ..... 340 

Strafford County 370 

justice, associate justice, and clerk of police court, Nashua . 518 

register of probate, Strafford county ..... 331 

solicitor, Strafford county ....... 44 

solicitors, judges and registers of probate, and sheriffs . 65 

state house watchmen ........ 62 

Salem Water-Works Company incorporated .... 422, 587 

Salisbury town meeting, March, 1888, legalized ..... 208 

Salmon, fresh water, close season 320 

taking from certain brooks flowing into Pleasant pond, in New 

London, prohibited ........ 321 

landlocked, less than ten inches in length not to be taken . 100 

Sanl)orn, Freeman, farm severed and annexed for school purposes . 192 

Sandown, assessment and collection of taxes legalized . . . 577 

part of farm severed from for school purposes . . . 258 

Sandwich, appropriations for highway in . . . . . 131, 397 

Notch, appropriations for highway through 131, 134, 397, 406 

Sanders, Warren A., claim allowed ....... 411 

Sargent and Sullivan, deed to, confirmed ...... 117 

Savings bank business transacted by trust company to be conducted as 

a distinct department ....... 317 



1889-91.] General Index. 655 

Savings bank deposits, tax on, time of payment changed ... 85 

for the County of Straflford, name changed . . . 454 

treasurer to publish list of unclaimed deposits . . 53 

Sawdust, etc., throwing into Mascoma and Squam rivers, penalty . 64 

not to be put in Wild Cat stream, in Jackson . . 107 

School boards, majority necessary to elect ...... 103 

superintendent of jiublic instruction to furnish copy of 

report to ........ . 317 

disti'ict, clerk to report names of school board to town clerk . 48 

districts may be trustees of funds for care of trees ... 97 

high, maintenance by town district, when .... 380 

j^enalty for neglect to maintain ..... 380 

may be discontinued or location changed by supreme court 380 
Schoolhouses, authority of towns to raise money for . . . .GO 

Schools, public, free text-books and supplies for ..... 46 

Sebra, Nai^oleon, homestead severed and annexed for school i)uri)oses . 543 

Secretary of state, duties of, under act to regulate elections . 347-359 

to furnish histories of New Hampshire organizations 

in War of the Rebellion to each jjublic library and 

New Hampshire Soldiers' Home . . . 309 

to procure additional copies of same . . . 127 

index of records in office of . . . . 118, 38G 

lists, transfers, etc., of non-resident corjiorations 

recorded with ....... 46 

to procure additional liojjies of repoi-t of superin- 
tendent of public instruction .... 317 

to record will of Benjamin Thomjjson . . . 306 
votes of railroad corporations assenting to lease, 

union, or purchase, filed with .... 41 

Secret ballot (see elections, act to regulate) ..... 347 

Security Trust Company, Nashua, incorporated ..... 158 

Selectman to appraise damage done by dogs ..... 373 

Selectmen, duties of, under act to regulate elections . . . 347-359 

sessions of, for receiving highway surveyors' accounts . 72 

to fence public cemeteries owned by towns . . . 345 

to collect line from owner of stock trespassing therein . 345 

to issue warrant to police officers for killing unlicensed dogs 373 
to certify issue, execution, and return of warrant to county 

solicitor 373 

to issue orders for payment of damages done by dogs . 374 

may order dogs muzzled or restrained .... 374 

to post and j)ublish order ....... 374 

may cause special service of order ..... 374 

may issue warrant for killing dogs unmuzzled and running 

at large, when ........ 374 

l^enalty for neglect by ...... . 375 

to prosecute all oifenses under chapter 280, General Laws, 

concerning arson and burning property .... 365 

to investigate tires and make record ..... 99 

and other municipal officers making printed reports to tile 

copies with town clerk ....... 300 

Seminary (see educational institutions). 

Senate chamber, ventilation of ....... . 413 

Senatorial districts re-organized ........ 310- 

Service of process on town clerk by leaving at his office ... 89 

notice by mail in insolvency proceedings .... 100 

Session laws (see Pamphlet Laws). 

Settlement of town paupers must be wholly gained since January 1, 1880 78 

Shade trees, towns, school districts, and village precincts authorized to 

act as trustees of funds for care of ...... 97 

Sheep, injuries to, by dogs (see dogs). 

Shelburne, school district of, action legalized ..... 452 

Sherburne, G. S., claim allowed 130 

Samuel, claim allowed ....... 415 



656 



General Index. 



[1889-91. 



Sheriflfs, bonds of 60 

salaries of .......... 66 

Silsby, G. H. «& Son, claims allowed 130, 412 

Silver, free coinage of, resolution against ...... 390 

Smelts, close season in Piscataqua river ...... 322 

Smyth, Frederick, farm severed and annexed for school jnu-poses . 568 
Societies, certain endowment, investment, bond, benefit, license and 

examination of, by insurance commissioner . . . 366 
certain endowment, investment, bond, benefit, agents to be 

licensed .......... 368 

cei'tain endowment, investment, bond, benefit, penalty for 



369 

93, 333 

. 371 

34, 85 

. 124 



po 



acting as agent without license 
Soldiers and sailors, admission to New Hampshire Soldiers' Home 
exempt from levy of poll tax 
record in AVar of Rebellion .... 
special distribution of . . . 
dependent, not to be classed as paupers 

may be required to make application for 
admission to the New Hampshire 
Soldiers' Home 
support of 

Soldiers' Home fund created 

New Hampshire, established 
admission to 
appropriations for 
board of managers 

duties . 
location . 
Solicitor of Strafford County, salary .... 
Solicitors (see county solicitors) . 
Somersworth, authorized to construct water-works 

and Rollinsford Water Company, charter amended 
Song birds (see birds) . 

South Newmarket, farms annexed for school purposes 
Speed of trains, railroad commissioners to regulate 
Spencer, Fred E., claim allowed 
Spline, William M., claim allowed 
Squam river, appropriation for fish hatching-house on, 

throwing sawdust, etc., into, penalty 
Stallion, pedigree to be recorded 

false allegation by owner regarding 
feited ..... 
Stanley, John H., claim allowed 
Stark, General John, statue of . 

appropriation for portrait of 
school meeting, March, 1889, legalized . 
State Board of Agriculture, governor member ex officio 

to receive possession of, control, and man- 
age real estate in Durham, and make re- 
port 

authority transferred to trustees of Agri- 
cultural College ..... 
winter meetings, provision for expense of 
Health constituted a board of commission of lunacy 

powers in relation to foods, drugs, and other 
substances suspected of injurious adulter- 
ation 334, 335 

Cattle Commissioners established, powers, duties, and 
compensation 
vacancies, how filled 
penalty for obstructing board or 
its agents .... 

boundary line with Massachusetts 

camp ground, appropriation for repair of fences and buildings . 



96 



333 
. 332 
. 316 
. 91 
93, 333 
92, 93,315 
vers and 

91,92 
91 
44 



427 

187 

192 
105 
130 
411 
347 
54 
94 



in Ashland 



service fee for- 



. 94 
130, 393, 597 
. 124 
. 418 
. 152 
. 323 



306 

363 
80 
49 



335 
336 

337 
143 
136 



1889-91.] General Index. 657 

state Dwelling House Insurance Company incorporated . . . 541 

House, appropriation for plans lor additional facilities in . . 139 

watchmen, salaries ....... 62 

State House and yard, appropriation for repairs . . . .142 

Park, Governor and Council may permit Concord to erect 
memorial arch at entrance ...... 400 

Industrial School, a})propriations for ..... 127, 400 

liln-aries, resolution in relation to relief of by the general govern- 
ment 414 

Library, administration of ....... 298 

appropriation for ....... 34 

distribution and exchanire of state publications, through 298 
Newspapers publishing laws to send one copy regularly 
to for preservation ....... 299 

registers of probate authorized to transfer files of news- 
papers to . . . . . . • • • 299 

two hundred copies of printed bills, resolutions, and 

committee reports of General Court to be provided for 299 
live copies of newspapers containing proceedings of 
General Court to be provided for .... 299 

bonds authorized . . . . . . • _ • 307 

building, appropriation for purchase of land and erection 307 
four commissioners, appointment, poAvers, and 
duties ....... 307 

location of upon public park authorized . . 561 

librarian, catalogues of incorporated institutions of learn- 
ing to be sent to ..... 300 

may change classification oflBcial reports . 299 
subscribe for certain periodicals . . 299 
returns and reports for by librarians, select- 
men, and other municipal oflBcers . 300 
to forward and exchange state publications . 298 
prepare title page, table of contents, and 
index to volumes of certain official re- 
ports 299 

trustees may reprint pamphlets ..... 44 

to control exchange of state publications . . 298 

no compensation other than actual expenses . 300 

Mutual Fire Insurance Company, name changed . . . 541 

Normal School, appropriation to for building .... 119 

flag 385 

library and laboratories . 395 
disposition of proceeds of State's interest in build- 
ings ........ 386 

commissioners for erection of buildings, powers 

and duties . . . .119 

may dispose of State's interest in 
buildings .... 119 

officers' reports, when to be furnislied to public printer . . 87 
printing and distribution of . . . .87 

of New Hampshire, representation of at AVorld's Columbian Ex- 
position . . . . . • . • • • • 375 

prison appropriations for current expenses, chaplain, and li- 
brary ..... 128, 388 

drainage ..... 141 

repairs ...... 395 

site, deed of certain rights therein confirmed . . .117 
tax, apportionment of .....•• • 324 

in-ovided for . . . . . • • • 98, 301 

treasurer authorized to appoint deputy ..... 297 

l)orrow money for tempopary u s e of 

State 138,314 

issue state library bonds .... 307 



658 General Index. [1889-91. 

State treasurer authorized to issue bonds to provide for remoA-al of Af^- 

ricultural College .... 362 

issue bonds to refund maturing war loan 314 

disjiosition by of direct tax refunded by United States . 398 
to receive and preserve certain of Benjamin Thompson 

personal estate ....... 305 

convert same into money, with approval of Governor 

and Council ........ 305 

keep itemized accounts of money and securities re- 
ceived ......... 305 

open trust fund accounts ...... 304 

intei'est in certain railroads not Impaired ..... 41 

Statue of Gen. John Stark 124 

Statutes, journals and reports ; title pages and binding . . . 300 

number of copies jirinted ... 95 
Public (see also Public Statutes) . 

commission to revise, codify, and amend, apjDointment 

and duties ........ 47 

distribution of report of commission . . . 383 

publication and disposition of . . . . . 343 

Steamboat engineers and pilots, provisions respecting . . . .54 

licenses revoked, when ... 54 

Stearns, Henry B., claims allowed ....... 411 

Stevens, F. B., claim allowed ........ 412 

Stinson brook in Ellsworth and Rumney, taking fish from or from cer- 
tain tributaries of, prohibited ....... 330 

Stock, tresptiss by upon cemeteries, penalty ..... 345 

holders holding one fourth of the stock, may apply to su- 
preme court for dissolution of corporation . . 34C 
in railroad cori^orations dissenting, provisions resi^ect 

ing 35, 37, 40 

of certain banking corporations, personal liability . 82 

Stokes, John K., claims allowed ........ 411 

Slorer Post No. 1, G. A. R., Portsmouth, incorporated . . . 536 

Strafford Bank incorporated ........ 464 

county convention, action legalized ..... 536 

salary of judge of probate ..... 370 

register of probate . . . . .331 

solicitor ... . . . . .44 

Savings Bank incorporated ....... 454 

Street lighting, votes of towns for, 1890, 1891, legalized . . . 340 

Striped bass (see bass) . 

Sugar Loaf road, approjii^iation for ....... 141 

Sullivan County Railroad, bond issue authorized ..... 177 

Sunapee lake, buoys and beacons, approi^riations for .... 379 

removal or destruction, penalty . 380 
maintenance and renewal of passway between Liberty 

island and main land authorized .... 360 

screen at outlet of ...... . 323 

size of trout and bass to be taken, limited . . . 323 

Suncook Valley Railroad authorized to lease 39 

purchase by Concord or Concord & Montreal 
Railroad authorized .... .40 

Extension Railroad authorized to lease . . .39 

purchase by Concoi'd or Concord 

& INIontreal Railroad authorized 40 

Water-Works Company incorporated ..... 445 

Sutton, farms annexed for school purposes ...... 256 

Superintendent of county farm, county commissioner not to hold office of 74 

Public Instruction, distribution of rejjort . . 317 

Supervision of building and loan associations ..... 45 

bond, benefit, and investment companies . . . 366 

trust companies ........ 76 

Supreme court, exclusive jurisdiction of naturalization ... 63 



1889-91.] 



General Index. 



659 



Supreme court, general powers in equity for dissolution of corpox-ations 346 
may discontinue or change location of certain high 

schools 380 

powers of in eases of dissenting stockholders . 35, 37, 40 
Surveyors, highway, time of account to selectmen changed ... 72 
Swine*^, location of pen or sty 43 



Tally-sheets to be provided by officer preparing ballots . . . 357 

Tash, Edwin S, claim allowed 130 

Tax abated, Harrisville ......... 122 

direct, acceptance of act of congress refunding same . . . 404 

refunded by United States, disposition of . . . . 398 

on savings bank dei^osits, time of payment changed ... 85 

poll, soldiei's and sailors of War of Rebellion exempt from levy of 371 

state, provided for 98, 301 

upon building and loan associations, payment of, to collector . 360 

Taxation, exempt from, Brewster town hall .... 186 

Dartmouth College hotel .... 33 

Dow Academy, funds of . . . . 183 

homestead mortgage notes held by building 

and loan associations .... 359 

i^ar son ages ...... 52 

property given the state by the will of Ben- 
jamin Thompson ..... 399 

exemption from, authorized, of Littleton bridge . . . 475 

Nashua Armory Association 385 

legalized, of hotel in Errol . . . 205 

Littleton . . .148 

Mont Vernon . 454 

property of L. D. and G. G. 

Quimby .... 165 

of building and loan associations .... 45, 359 

fowls 89 

trust companies ........ 76 

Taxes, apportionment of public ........ 324 

Telephones other tlian electric, provisions resj^ecting .... 35 

Temple, appropriation for mountain I'oad in .... . 389 

supplied with New Hampshire Reports ..... 120 

TemiDorary loan authorized . . . . . . . 138,314 

Testimony of party not admissible when adverse jjarty is an executor, 

or, etc., unless .......... 90 

Text-books and supplies, free, for public schools .... 46 

Thompson, A. B., appropriation for ....... 122 

Benjamin, will, etc. (see Benjamin Thompson). 

Edward F., farm severed and annexed for school purposes 159 

Matilda S., allowance to . . . . . . . 387 

Thonton, jNIatthew, erection of monument in honor of, in the town of 

iMcrrimack authorized ......... 417 

Thornton, a[)i)ropriations for highways in . . . . . 134, 406 

Tilton & Belmont Railroad, amendment to charter .... 173 

authorized to lease ..... 39 

purchase by Concord or Concord & Mon- 
treal Railroad authorized ... 40 
and Nortlilield Aqueduct C()nq)any, charter amended . . 169 
Mary B., exemption from taxation of hotel property of, legalized 148 
'I'iniljcr, lloating, removal of ........ 70 

forfeited when ........ 70 

T(nvn auditors to l)e chosen at annual meeting ..... 104 

not to be treasurer, collector, or selectman . . 104 

clerk, duties of, under act to regulate elections . . . ;)47-359 

service of process on, by leaving at his ollice ... 89 

clerks to license dogs and make record of licenses . . . 372 

fees for licensing dogs ....... 372 



660 General Index. [1889-91. 

Town clerks to make returns of officers of i^ublic libraries to state li- 
brarian 300 

forward copies of municipal reports to state librarian 

and New Hampshire Historical Society . . . 300 

return lists of certain officers ..... 48 

transcript of fire record ..... 99 

or city officers elected by 25luralit3% when .... 348, 359 

neo^lect by, of duty, under act relating to dogs, 

penalty ........ 375 

settlement must be wholly gained since January 1, 1880 . . 78 
school district uniting with special district in which liigh school 
has been maintained, to maintain high school 

within limits of special district . . . 380 

penalty for failure to maintain high school . . 380 
supreme court may discontinue or change location 

of high school, when ..... 380 

Town treasurer to report excess of damages done liy dogs to domestic 

animals over amount of dog tax . . . . . . .111 

Towns and city councils may make additional by-laws and regulations 

concerning licensing and restraining dogs .... 376 

action of raising and appropriating money to light streets, legal- 
ized 340 

authoi'ized to adopt provisions of act to regulate elections, for 

annual elections ...... 348 

be trustees of funds for care of cemeteries [no 

law] 56, 63 

be trustees of funds for care of trees ... 97 

maintain and record weather observations . . 42 

maintain armories, limited ..... 293 

purchase Xew Hampshire Reports . . . 370 

repair, build, and insure sohoolliouses . . 66 
establishing free public'libi'aries, books to be purchased for, by 

board of library commissioners ...... 378 

accepting act to make annual appropriations for free public li- 
brary ........... 378 

Transportation of animals attected with, or that have been exposed to 

certain diseases forbidden ..... 338 

to dedication of Bennington battle monument, ai:)propi'i- 

ation for ......... 394 

Treasurer (see state treasurer) . 

count3% bond of . . . . . . . . .60 

Trees, towns, etc., may hold funds in trust for care of ... 97 

Trespass by stock upon burial places, penalty ..... 345 

Trout, brook, close season ......... 364 

less than five inches in length, taking, prohibited . . 100 
golden or aureolus, less than ten inches in length, taking, 

prohibited ......... 100 

speckled, or brook. Loch Lexcii, or rainbow, less than ten inches 

in length, not to be taken u\;m Sunapee lake . . . 323 
taking, from certain brooks fiowing into Pleasant pond, in New 
London, prohibited . . . . . . . .321 

Truett, Samuel, homestead severed and annexed for school pur^joses . 543 

Trust companies, personal liabilit}' of stockholders .... 82 

savings bank department of, amenable to laws gov- 
erning savings banks . . . . . .317 

taxation and supervision of . . . . .76 

transacting the business of a savings bank to conduct 

that business as a distinct department . . . 317 

Fund, Benjamin Thompson ....... 304 

Benjamin Thompson, State ...... 305 

Trustees, corporations authorized to act as, sureties not required, unless 59 

of the Littleton Public Library incorporated . . . 193 

Nute High School and Library incorporated . . 231 

Jlichards Free Library incorporated . , , . 183 



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Trustees, towns, etc., may be, of funds for care of trees ... 97 

Tuberculosis among animals, provisions in case of ... . 335 

Tucker, Frank, claim allowed ........ 415 

Tutherly, William, claims allowed 412, 597 

Twist, Lemuel C, farm severed and annexed for school purposes . 256 

TAVombly, Jacob II., claim allowed ....... 125 

Unclaimed deposits in savings banks, publication of . . . .53 

Union Mission Band, Rochester, incorporated ..... 508 

Publishing Company, claims allowed .... 130, 412 

school district and district No. 3, in Concord, authorized to unite 511 

in Concord authorized to borrow money . . 176 

Society, of Hooksett, incorporated ...... 244 

Street Railroad Company, Dover and Somersworth, incorporated 218 
may lease to Consolidated Light and 

Power Company .... 487 

United States, acceptance of act of (Congress refunding direct tax . 404 

direct tax refunded by, disposition of . . . . 398 

experimental station to make analyses of food and drugs 334 

removal from Hanover to Durham 361 
legal examination of acts relating 

to, provided for .... 388 

Upper Coos and Essex Camp Meeting Association incorporated . . 461 
Railroad of New Hampshire authorized to issue mortgaged 

bonds ... . 421 

extension of, authorized . 151 
lease to Maine Central Rail- 
road ratified . . . 420 
Vermont, lease to Upper Coos Railroad of New 
Hampshire ratilied ..... 420 

Usurious contract, right to set otT excess of interest not barred by lapse 

of time ........... 95 

Varnum, George W., claim allowed ....... 130 

Ventilation of representatives' hall and senate chamber . . . 413 
Vermont, centennial of admission into the Union, invitation to celebra- 
tion of, accepted .......... 394 

Village lire districts, clerk to report names of firewards to town clerk . 48 

may insure their property ..... 45 

hold in trust funds for cai'e of trees . . 97 

Voter, interference with, while voting, penalty 358 

method of voting ......... 357 

physically disabled, may be assisted ..... 357 

Ijrejjaration of ballot by . . . . . . . . 356 

showing ballot, or placing distinguishing mark or name tliereon, 

penalty .......... 358 

Vulcan Machine Company, Manchester, incorporated .... 534 

Walkeu, Thomas, Jr., homestead severed and annexed for school 2)ur- 

poses ............ 510 

Ward ollicers, elected by plurality, when ..... 348. 359 

Warner, vote of, establishing and appropriating money for Pillsbury 

Free Library, legalized ........ 429 

WaiTen, apja-opriations for road in ..... . 140, 41i) 

or Moosilauke road, in AVoodstock, appropriation for . . 397 

Washington, appropriation for highway in . . . . . . 406 

Wason, Edward II., claims allowed 130, 412, 597 

Waste, throwing into I^Iascoma and Sipiam rivers, penalty ... 54 

Watclimen, state house, salaries ....... 62 

Waterint!: cemeteries, funds may be held in trust for .... 315 

Watcrville, appropriation for road ....... 131 

Water- Works Companies incorporated : 

Alpine Aqueduct .......... 500 

Berlin Aqueduct . , . . • 222 



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[1889-91. 



Water- Works Companies incorporated : 

Boscawen and Penacook ........ 232 

Connecticut Valley . . . . . . . . . 572 

Crystal Lake 261, 443 

Deny 199 

Hampton ........... 228 

Laconia and Lake Village (amendment) ..... 432 

Lancaster ........... 478 

North Conway .......... 482 

Xorth Stratford 443 

Northwood ........... 435 

Peterborough .......... 432 

Portsmouth (amendment) ........ 237 

Rochester ........... 544 

Salem 442, 587 

Somersworth & Rollinsford (amendment) ..... 187 
Suncook ........... 445 

Tilton & Northlield (amendment) 169 

Whitefield 437 

Water-Works, municiiial, authorized: 

Berlin 425 

Concord (amendment) ......... 555 

Dover ........... 154 

Franklin 188 

Goffstown (precinct) ......... 562 

Milford 471 

Portsmouth ........... 496 

Rochester (amendment) ........ 558 

Somersworth 187, 427 

Wolfeborough 181, 476 

Weather observations, towns may maintain and record ... 42 

Weirs channel, lighting, etc. ....... 73, 414 

sewers and water supply at ...... . 392 

Wentworth's Location, appropriations for highways in . . 137, 416 

West Amesbury Branch Railroad, purchase by Boston & Maine Rail- 
road authorized ......... 40 

Lebanon high school district established .... 188, 586 

Stewartstowu fire district, organization legalized . . . 165 

Westgate, William F., salary of register of probate to be paid to . 396 

Whitefield Aqueduct Company incorporated ..... 437 

Bank and Trust Company incorporated .... 492 

& Jefferson Railroad authorized to lease . . . .39 

l^urchase by Concord or Concord & 
Montreal Railroad authorized . . 40 

White Mountains, appropriation for highways in region of . . . 403 

Will of Benjamin Thompson accepted ...... 304 

appropriations in compliance with . 304, 306 
record of ...... 306 

Willand pond, pollution of prohibited ...... 302 

AVillard K. Cobb Post No. 29, G. A. R., PittsfiekL incorporated . . 149 
Wildcat stream, in Jackson, sawdust not to be put into . . . 107 

Willey House road, appropriations for ..... 135, 403 

Wilton Railroad authorized to lease ....... 39 

Winchester, authorized to take land for public buildings . . . 267 

First Congregational Church of, incorporated . . . 201 

Winnipesaukee Lake, appropi'iation for buoys, etc. . . . 73, 414 

certain islands in annexed to Gilford . . . 489 

Winter meetings of state Ijoard of agriculture, provision for expense of 80 
Witness, party not to be when adverse ]xii'ty executor, etc., unless . 90 
Wolfeborough Brewster town hall exempted from taxation . . . 186 

Loan and Banking Company incorporated . . . 198 

Railroad, purchase by Boston & Maine Railroad author- 
ized ......... 40 

water works authorized . . . . . .181 



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663 



^^'oll■eborough water- works, superintendent, election and term of office 476 

water-commissioners, election and term of office . . 476 

Wood, George, claim allowed ........ 405 

Woodstock, apijropriations for road in .... i;)2, 142, 397 

Woodsville Guaranty Savings Bank incorporated .... 249 

Loan and Banking Company incorporated . . . 583 

school district, farm annexed to ..... 157 

Woodwai-d, Bert ]\I., claim allowed ....... 130 

Woodwortli, Edward K., claim allowed ...... 130 

AVorcester, Kaslma & Rochester Railroad, new bonds authorized . . 254 

l^urchase by Boston & Maine 

Railroad authorized . . 40 
World's Columbian Exposition of 1893, rejjresentation of State of New 

Hampshire at . . . 375 

appropi'iation for . . . 377 

Writ made by attorney removed or suspended, void .... 51 



YoKK, Leonard E., claim allowed ..... 
Young Ladies'" Library Association, Plymouth, charter amended 
Young Men's Christian Association of Laconia incorporated 

Nashua incorporated . 

Portsmouth incorporateil 
Young, INiilliard F., exemption of hotel of from taxation, legalized 



415 
210 
465 
501 
456 
148 



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