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LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1897. 



LEGISLATURE CONVENED JANUARY 6, ADJOURNED MARCH 26, 1897. 




MANCHESTER : 

Arthur E. Clarke, Public Printer. 

1897. 



STATE OFFICERS. 



GEORGE A. RAMSDELL, Governor. 

EZRA S. STEARN'S, Secretary of State. 

SAMUEL H. STEARIv^S, Deputy Secretary of State. 

SOLON A. CARTER, State Ti^easiirer. 

HIRAM F. GERRISH, Dejmty State Treasurer. 

ARTHUR E. CLARKE, Public Printer. 

CHESTER B. JORDAN, Presidejit of the Senate. 

JAMES F. BRIGGS, Speaker of the House. 

WILLIAM R. JAR VIS, Clerk of the Senate. 

ELIPHALET F. PHILBRICK, Clerk of the House. 

AUGUSTUS D. AYLING, Adjutant General. 

CHARLES E. COX, Warden of State Prison. 

JOHN C. LINEHAN, Insurance Commissioner. 

ALPHEUS W. BAKER, ^ 

JOHN HATCH, \ Bank Commissioners. 

THOMAS J. WALKER, J 

HENRY M. PUTNEY, ) 

JOSIAH G. BELLOWS, V Railroad Commissioners. 

E. B. S. SANBORN, j 

FRED GOWING, Superintendent of Public Instruction. 

JULIAN F. TR ASK, Comynissioner of Labor. 

CHARLES A. DOLE, Secretary of Board of Equalization. 

NAHUM J. BACHELDER, Secretary of Board of Agriculture. 

IRVING A. WATSON, Secretary of Board of Health. 

ARTHUR H. CHASE, Librarian. 



SUPREME COURT. 



ALONZO P. CARPENTER, Chief Justice. 

LEWIS W. CLARK, ^ 

ISAAC N. BLOD^ETT, I 

WILLIAM M. CHASE, I ■ . r r 

ROBERT M. WALLACE, f ^^^^^^^^^^ Justices. 

FRANK N. PARSONS, ' 
ROBERT G. PIKE, j 

EDWIN G. EASTMAN, Attorney- General. 
CHARLES B. HIBBARD, Law Reporter. 



LAWS 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1897. 



CHAPTER 1. 



AN ACT PROTECTING CERTAIN GAME BIRDS. 



Section 
1. Taking of pheasants, etc., before Sept. 
15, 1901, prohibited ; punishment. 



Section 
2. Taking after Sept. 15, 1901, regulated; 
punishment for violation. 



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

Section 1. If any person shall, between the date of the pas- Taking of phea- 
sage of this act and the fifteenth day of September, A. D. nine- fo^fse^t'.'isf 
teen hundred and one, take or destroy any pheasant, black game, JuiiVshme^nt.''^^' 
sharp-tail grouse, or capercailzie, or shall molest or remove from 
the nest an}- of the eggs of said birds, he shall be fined twenty 
dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding sixty days, or both, for 
each offense. 

Sect. 2. After the fifteenth day of September, A. D. nineteen J*^^8*f'«^„, 

hill -p ini 1 1 Sept. Id, 1901, 

andred and one, it any person shall take or destroy any pheas- regulated ; pun- 



6 Chapter 2. [1897. 

j^^^e>it for Tio- ant, black game, sharp-tail grouse, or capercailzie, except between 
the fifteentli day of September and the thirty-first day of Decem- 
ber of any year, both days inclusive, and then only for consump- 
tion within the state, or shall at any time hunt, capture, or de- 
stroy any of the above-mentioned birds, in any other manner, or 
by any other means, than by the use of firearms, or shall at any 
time molest or remove from the nest any of the eggs of said birds, 
he shall be fined twenty dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding 
sixty days, or both, for each ofitense. 
[Approved January 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 2. 



AN ACT TO AMEND PUBLIC STATUTES, CHAPTER 160, SECTION 29, 
"WITH REFERENCE TO THE TERM OF OFFICE OF RAILROAD POLICE 
OFFICERS. 

Section 1. Railroad police ofl3cers to hold till appointment revoked. 

Railroad police Be it eiuicted hv the Senate and House of Representatives in General 

officers to hold ^ i ^ J- 

tiii appointment Court convened : 

revoked. 

Section 1. Section 29, Public Statutes, chapter 160, is hereby 
amended by striking out the following words in the last three 
lines of said section, namely, " Such police officers shall hold of- 
fice during the pleasure of the selectmen, or mayor and aldermen, 
unless their powers shall be terminated as hereinafter provided " ; 
and substituting in place thereof the following words, namely, 
" Police officers so appointed (whether before or after the pas- 
sage of this act) shall hold office until such appointment shall 
be revoked by said selectmen, or mayor and aldermen, or their 
successors in office, unless their powers shall be terminated as 
hereinafter provided " ; so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : " Sect. 29. The selectmen of a town, or the 
mayor and aldermen of a city, may, upon petition of a railroad 
corporation having a passenger station within the limits of such 
town or city, appoint as many of the employees of such corpora- 
tion as they may deem proper, police officers, to act as railroad 
police, for the purposes and with the powers herein set forth. 
Police officers so appointed (whether before or after the passage 
of this act) shall hold office until such appointment shall be re- 
voked by said selectmen, or mayor and aldermen, or their suc- 
cessors in office, unless their powers shall be terminated as here- 
inafter provided." 

[Approved January 28, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 3, 4. 



CHAPTER 3. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 28 OF THE LAWS OF 1893, PROVIDING 
FOR A BOUNTY ON HAWKS. 

Section l Section 

1. Bounty on lia'wks repealed. | 2. Takes eflfect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That chapter 28 of the Laws of 1893 be and the Bounty on 

,1 T i hawks repealed. 

same is hereby repealed. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eiFect upon its passage. ^as'^sT e^^^*^* °" 

[Approved January 28, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 4. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 12 OF CHAPTER 141 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO LIENS OF MECHANICS AND OTHERS. 

Section i Section 

1. Lien for sawing lumber. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That section 12 of chapter 141 of the Public Stat- Lien for sawing 
utes be and hereby is amended by inserting after the word '"''"^®''* 
" teams," in the first line of said section, the words " or machin- 
ery," and by inserting after the word " hauling," in the third 
line of said section, the word "sawing," so that said section, when 
so amended, shall read as follows: viz., " Sect. 12. If a person 
shall, by himself or others, or by teams or machinery, perform 
labor or furnish supplies to the amount of fifteen dollars or more 
toward rafting, driving, cutting, hauling, sawing, or drawing 
wood, bark, lumber, or logs, or toward cooking or hauling sup- 
plies in aid of such labor, by virtue of a contract with the owner 
of the wood, bark, lumber, or logs, he shall have a lien thereon 
for such labor or supplies." 

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

[Approved February 2, 1897.] ^''''^'" 



Chapter 5. [1897. 



CHAPTER 5. 

AN ACT AMENDING CERTAIN OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES RELATING TO 

FISH AND GAME. 

Section l. Amendment of fish and game laws ; repealing clause ; act takes effect 
on i)assage. 

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

Amendment of SECTION 1. That sectioR 1, chaptcr 131 of the Public Statutes, 
lawsTrepe^fng be amended by striking out the word "ISTovember" iu the third 
effecTJ)rpa8t'''line and substituting therefor the word "December," so that 
PP' r M^QK when amended said section shall read as follows: "Section 1. 

[See Laws 1895, in • n i n n ^ 

c. 102, for other If any person shall, at any time, except between the fifteenth 

t^^PubHcsV day of September and the fifteenth day of December following, 

hawVeen^n- huut, kill, dcstroy, or capture any moose, caribou, or wild deer, 

the^amMded'*'" ^^ shall at any time hunt, kill, capture or destroy any of the 

forms of certain abovc iiamcd aulmals with dogs, he shall be fined fifty dollars for 

irtw"actf' ^^'^ every such animal so hunted, killed, destroyed, or captured, or 

be imprisoned six months, or both. The fish commissioners, 

their deputies, or any regularly appointed game warden, may 

summarily dispose of any dog found pursuing or harassing any 

of the animals protected by this section." 

And be it further enacted, That section 3, chapter 131, be 
amended by striking out the word " first " in the second line, 
and substituting therefor the word " fifteenth," so that when 
amended said section shall read as follows : " Sect. 3. If any 
person shall, between the first day of January and the fifteenth 
day of September, in any year, take or kill any gray squirrel or 
raccoon, he shall be fined five dollars for each animal so taken 
or killed, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty days, or both." 

And be it further enacted, That section 4, chapter 131, be 
amended by striking out the word "first" in the third line, and 
substituting therefor the word "fifteenth," so that when amended 
said section shall read as follows : " Sect. 4. If any person shall 
kill any hares, rabbits, or muskrats, between the first day of 
April and the fifteenth day of September, in any year, he shall 
be fined five dollars for each animal killed, or be imprisoned not 
exceeding thirty days, or both." 

That section 5, chapter 131, be and is hereby repealed. 
And be it further enacted. That section 2, chapter 132 of the 
Public Statutes, be amended by adding thereto after the word 
" duck " in the fourth line the words " except sheldrake," so that 
when amended said section shall read as follows : " Sect. 2. If 
any person shall, between the first day of February and the first 
day of August of any year, take or destroy any plover, yellow- 
legs, sandpiper, duck (except sheldrake), or rail, or shall, be- 
tween the first day of January and the fifteenth day of Septem- 



1897.] Chapter 5. 

ber of any year, take or destroy any woodcock, ruffed grouse, 
partridge, or quail, or shall within the respective times aforesaid 
sell, buy, or have in possession any of such birds, he shall be 
fined ten dollars for each bird so taken or destroyed, bought, 
sold, or had in possession, or be imprisoned not exceeding sixty 
days, or both." 

And be it further enacted. That section 9, chapter 1.32, be 
amended by the addition thereto after the word •' chapter " in 
the first line the words " except section 2," so that when 
amended said section shall read as follows : " Sect. 9. The pro- 
visions of this chapter, except section 2, shall not apply to the 
collecting of specimens for the cabinet of any educational insti- 
tution by the curator thereof, or by or under his direction." 

And be it further enacted. That section 4, chapter 133, be 
amended by the addition thereto, after the word " trout " in the 
tenth line, of the following words : " and landlocked salmon 
when they inhabit the same waters as lake trout;" and after the 
word '^ April " in the eleventh line the following words : " and 
except that square-tail trout may be taken in the usual manner 
prescribed in this chapter, from the lakes and ponds in Carroll, 
Grafton, and Coos counties during the first fourteen days of Sep- 
tember," so that when amended said section shall read as fol- 
lows : " Sect. 4. If any person shall take, kill, or have in his 
possession, from any of the waters of this state, any young sal- 
mon, known as parr, smelt, or grilse, at any time, or any land- 
locked or fresh-water salmon, between the thirtieth day of Sep- 
tember in any one year and the fifteenth day of April next fol- 
lowing, or any lake trout, brook or speckled trout, from the first 
day of September to the first day of May next following, except 
lake trout and landlocked salmon when they inhabit the same 
waters as lake trout, taken with single hooks and lines during 
the months of January, February, March, and April, and except 
that square-tail trout may be taken in the usual manner pre- 
scribed in this chapter, from the lakes and ponds in Carroll, 
Grafton, and Coos counties during the first fourteen days of 
September, he shall be fined not more than fifty dollars for each 
fish so taken or had in his possession, or be imprisoned not more 
than six months, or both." 

That chapter 130 of the Public Statutes be amended by the 
addition of the following section : " Sect. 16. They shall have 
power, whenever such action shall be approved by the governor 
and council, to place and keep in position such screens in any of 
the public waters of the state as they may deem necessary for 
the public good ; provided said screen shall not intercept the 
flow of water or the passage of lumber or logs in said waters." 

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

[Approved February 9, 1897.] 



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Chapters 6, 7. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 6. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE TOWNS AND CITIES TO ACT AS TRUSTEES OF 
CEMETERY FUNDS IN CERTAIN CASES. 



Section 
1. Town may be appointed to fill a va- 
cancy in trusteeship of cemetery 
funds ; bond not required. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of Hejyresentatives in General 
Court conveyied : 



Section 1. 



bond not re^ 
quired 



That whenever a vacancy shall occur in the trus- 
vacancyTnlru's-teeship of any funds held for the care and improvement of any 
te^y^'un*ds^'"^' cemetery or lot therein, the probate court having jurisdiction 
over such fund is hereby authorized to appoint the town or city 
in which such cemetery or cemetery lot is located a trustee to 
fill such vacancy, and any town or city so appointed shall have 
all the powers and be subject to all the duties of the original 
trustee ; frovided, that said town or city shall not be required to 
give bonds. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 9, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 



CHAPTER 7. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 14 OF THE LAWS OF 1893, RE- 
LATING TO THE SETTLEMENT OF ESTATES BY EXECUTORS, ADMINIS- 
TRATORS, AND ASSIGNEES. 



SECTION SECTION 

1. Trustees and assignees in insolvency 2. Takes effect on passage, 
may be ordered to pay unclaimed 
money to state treasurer to hold 
for person entitled. 

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

Trustees and SECTION 1.' Scctiou 1 of chaptcr 14 of thc laws of 1893 is 
soilfncTmay^be hereby amended by striking out the word "or" between the 
ordered to pay T^rQ^tls " administrator " and " executor," in the second line of said 

unclaimed . . . , a • • i j 

money to state scctlon, aucl inserting aftcr the word "executor, m said second 

fofpers^oV en°^'^ liuc of Said sectlou, the words " trustee, or assignee in insolvency," 

""^*^' and by inserting after the word " legatee," in the fourth line of said 

section, the words " beneficiary, creditor," and by striking out 

the word " or " after the word " administrator," in the sixth line 



1897.] Chapter 8. 11 

of said section, and inserting after the word " executor," in said 
sixth line, the words " trustee, or assignee in insolvency," and by 
striking out the word " or " before the word " executor," in the 
last line of said section, and inserting after the said word " exec- 
utor" the words " trustee, or assignee in insolvency," so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows: viz., "Section 1. 
Whenever upon a decree of distribution or the settlement of the 
account of an administrator, executor, trustee, or assignee in in- 
solvency, there shall be in his hands any sum of money belong- 
ing to any heir, legatee, beneficiary, creditor, or other person 
whose place of residence is unknown and who cannot be found, 
the probate court, upon petition of such administrator, executor, 
trustee, or assignee in insolvency, when satisfied that due dili- 
gence has been used to find the person entitled to such sum, 
may decree that the same be paid over to the state treasurer, and 
such payment shall be a discharge to said administrator, exec- 
utor, trustee, or assignee in insolvency." 

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

[Approved February 9, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 8. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 183 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO REGISTERS OF PROBATE. 

Amendment of provision for residence of register of probate. 

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

That section 1 of chapter 183 of the Public Statutes is here- Amendment of 
by amended by inserting after the word " kept," in the second ^rdTncl^of^^e-'^ 
line thereof, the words " or employ a competent clerk who shall 8'^*^*^" ^^ p''°- 
dwell in said town, one of whom shall be present at the probate 
office on all days when that office shall be required to be kept 
open " ; also by inserting after the word " town " and before the 
word " after," in the third line, the words " or neglect to employ 
a clerk as aforesaid " ; so that the said section shall read as fol- 
lows : "Section 1. The register of probate shall dwell in the 
town in which the probate records are required to be kept, or 
employ a competent clerk who shall dwell in said town, one of 
whom shall be present at the probate office on all days when that 
office shall be required to be kept open. If a register shall dwell 
in any other town or neglect to employ a clerk as aforesaid, after 
the expiration of thirty days from the time of his qualifying as 
register, the office shall be vacant." 

tApproved Feb 16, 1897.] 



12 



Chapters 9, 10. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 9. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 202, PUBLIC STATUTES, RELAT- 
ING TO DAYS OF GRACE AND THE PAYMENT OF PROMISSORY NOTES. 



Section 

1. Days of grace abolished. 

2. Notes, etc., due Sunday or holidaj' to 

be payable next business day. 



Section 
3. Repealing clause 
Jan. 1, 1898. 



act takes effect 



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



Days of grace 
abolished. 



Section 1. On all notes, drafts (except sight drafts), checks, 
acceptances, bills of exchange, bonds, or other evidences of in- 
debtedness made, drawn, or accepted by any person or corpora- 
tion after this act shall take effect, and in which there is no ex- 
pressed stipulation to the contrary, no grace, according to the 
custom of merchants, shall be allowed, but the same shall be due 
and payable as therein expressed, without grace. 
su^nda o^r^'iiou"^ Sect. 2. All promissory notes, checks, drafts, or bills of ex- 
change which fall due on Sunday or any legal holiday shall be 
payable and presentable for payment on the secular or business 
day next succeeding such Sunday or holiday. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
takereffect Jan. are lierebv repealed, and this act shall take efiect on the first 
' ■ day of Januar}^ in the year eighteen hundred and ninety-eight. 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



<Jay to be pay- 
able next busi- 
ness day. 



RepealiDg 
clause ; act 



CHAPTERIO. 

AN ACT PROTECTING MOOSE, CARIBOU, AND DEER, AND PROVIDING FOR 
THE DISPOSITION OF FISH AND GAME CAPTURED OR TAKEN FROM 
PERSONS WHO HAVE ILLEGALLY TAKEN THE SAME. 



Section 
1. Taking of moose or caribou before 
Sept. 15, 1901, prohibited ; taking 
of deer regulated ; punishment. 



Section 

2. Illegally taken fish and game to be 

confiscated. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted hy the Senate and House of JRepresentatives in General 
Court convened. 



Taking of moose 
or caribou be- 
fore Sept. 15, 
1901, prohib- 
ited ; taking of 
■deer regulated ; 
punishment. 



Section 1. If any person shall, between the date of the pas- 
sage of this act and the fifteenth day of September, A, D. nine- 
teen hundred and one, capture or destroy any moose or caribou 
within the limits of this state, or shall, within the respective 
dates aforesaid, capture or destroy any wild deer, except in the 



1897.] 



CUAPTER 11. 



13 



counties of Carroll and Coos, and the western judicial district of 
the county of Grafton, and the eastern judicial district of said 
county, excepting the towns of Dorchester and Wentworth, 
he shall be lined one hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not ex- 
ceeding three months, or both, for each offense, and whoever 
shall, at any time, capture or destroy any deer by means of, or by 
the use of a jack, so called, or by trapping or snaring the same, 
shall be punished by a line of fifty dollars, or be imprisoned not 
exceeding sixty days, or both, for each animal so captured or 
destroyed. 

Sect. 2. All fish and game found in the possession of any per- aKIf gam?to 
son or persons who have illegally taken the same shall be confis- te confiscated, 
cated by the fish and game commissioners and sold by them or 
under their direction to the best advantage, and the proceeds of 
such sale added to the detective fund in the state treasury. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 11. 



AN ACT CREATING A SANITARY DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF NEWBURY. 



Section 

1. How district is to be established. 

2. Sanitary inspector. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage ; repealing 
clause. 



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



Section 1. Upon petition often or more of the taxpayers of^eTst^abil^hed'^ 
that part of the town of Kewbury commonly known as Blod- 
gett's Landing, the selectmen of the said town of Newbury shall 
fix, by suitable boundaries, a district including that part of said 
town known as Blodgett's Landing as a sanitary district. They 
shall cause a record of the petition and their doings thereon to 
be recorded in the records of the said town of Newbury. 

Sect. 2. The selectmen of said town shall appoint some tax- ^*°''^''y i^spec- 
payer of said Blodgett's Landing to act as sanitary inspector of 
said district, with power to enforce such sanitary regulations as 
may be prescribed by the state board of health. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all acts ^^^^^ ®^^<=* °? 

JLo' passage ; repeal- 

and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby repealed, ing clause. 
[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



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Chapter 12. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 12. 

AN ACT TO SIMPLIFY AND PERFECT THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE 

STATE LIBRARY. 



Section 

1. fle-enactmeut of omilted provisions 

relating to department reports and 
to files of newspapers. 

2. Trustees authorized to buy other 

books as well as law books. 



Section 

3. Shelving and furniture to be supplied 

as incidentals under Laws of 1895, 
c. 24, s.i. 

4. Expenditures not to exceed g5,000. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 

6. Repealing clause. 



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



books. 



Re-enactment of SECTION 1. Sectioiis 6 aiicl 8 of cliaptei' 7, Laws of 1891, 
si'^ns^rd^aung to having beeii omitted from the general revision of 1891 by iuad- 
portJanrto files vei'tence, are hereby revived and re-enacted, 
of newspapers. Sect. 2. ScctioH 5 of chapter 24 of the Laws of 1895 is here- 
Trustees bj amcndcd by striking out the words in said section after the 

buy^othe^/books word " govcmor," in the tenth hue thereof, and substituting 
as well as law thcrcfor thc followiug : viz., "but hereafter so much of the 
appropriation provided by this section as ma^^ not be found 
necessary for the law department of the library may be employed 
for the improvement and increase of other collections of books 
which may be deemed useful and necessary for the state and the 
public," so that the said section 5 when amended shall be read 
as follows : viz., " Sect. 5. The trustees of the state library are 
hereby authorized to procure on competitive bids, at the lowest 
price oflered by responsible parties, such session laws, revisions, 
digests, American, English, and colonial reports, and such text 
and elementary books as may be requisite, so far as the same are 
available in the ordinary market, in order to complete the collec- 
tion of such works already made in the state library for the use 
of the courts and the public, and the expense of the same shall 
be paid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated, on the order of the governor ; but hereafter so much of 
the appropriation provided by this section as may not be found 
necessary for the law department of the library may be employed 
for the improvement and increase of other collections of books 
which may be deemed useful and necessary for the state and the 
public." 

Sect. 8. Additional shelving and furniture for the state 
library shall be deemed incidentals of the state library and 



Shelving and 
furniture to be 
supplied as in- 

Law8*ofV895% suppUcd accordiug to the provisions of section 4 of chapter 24 
24. ..4. ' "of the Laws of 1895. 

Expendi^tmes Sect. 4. IS'otliing in this act shall be construed to authorize 
$5,000. the annual expenditure of more than five thousand dollars for 



1897.] Chapter 13. 15 

books for the state library, which is the limitation heretofore 

fixed by existing law. 

Sect. 5. This act shall take effect upon its passage. pa^age*^^*'* **" 

Sect. 6. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent Avith the pro- ^ 

visions of this act are hereby repealed. ciauee.'"^ 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 1.3. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF PUBLIC STATUTES, CHAPTER 68, SECTION 
10, RELATING TO THE POWERS OF THE SUPREME COURT IN LAYING 
OUT HIGHWAYS. 

Section i Section 

1. Town may appeal from commission- o. Takes effect on passage, 
era' award of damages. | 

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

Section 1. Section 10 of chapter 68 of the Public Statutes is Town may ap- 

1 i i-i- • h ^ -I If TO peal from com- 

nereby amended by inserting alter the words " it any person to missioners' 
whom damages are awarded " the words " or party against whom g^s" 
damages are assessed"; also by inserting after the word "if" 
and before the words "he recover," the words "the party to 
whom damages are awarded," and striking out the word " he " 
before the said word " recover " ; also by striking out the word 
"his" and inserting the word "the " between the words " as- 
sesses " and " damages "; so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : viz., " Section 1. If any person to whom dam- 
ages are awarded, or party against whom damages are assessed, 
by the commissioners in a highway case, is dissatisfied with the 
same, such person or party may appear at court when their re- 
port is returned, and object thereto in writing, and then the 
court shall assess the damages by jury, and award costs to the 
prevailing party." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi:ect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] ^''''^'- 



16 Chapters 14, 15. [1897. 



J 



C H A P T E R 14. 

AN ACT AMENDING SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 13 OF THE SESSION LAWS 
OF 1895, RELATING TO PATRIOTIC EXERCISES IN THE PUBLIC 
SCHOOLS. 

' Section l. The prescribed patriotic exercises may be at any session during week of 

Memorial Day. 

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

The prescribed SECTION 1. Sectioii 1 fof chapter 131 of the Session Laws of 

patriotic exer- ^ cm-w" • ^ i tti ^^ • -\ 

cisesmaybe 189o IS hereov amended by striking out the words "the last reg- 
durkig week of ular session prior to Memorial Day," and substituting therefor 
Memorial Day. ^Y\Q woi'ds " oue sessioii duriug the week in which Memorial 
Day falls, " so that said section, as amended, shall read as fol- 
lows: "Section 1. In all the public schools of the state one ses- 
sion during the week in which Memorial Day falls, or a portion 
thereof, shall be devoted to exercises of a patriotic nature." 
[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 15. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 184, SECTION 4, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO PLACES OF HOLDING PROBATE COURTS. 

Section l. Provision for probate court at Wolfeborougb Junction amended by substi- 
tuting the new name of that place. 

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

Provision for SECTION 1. That chaptcr 184, section 4, of the Public Statutes 
woueborougif bc amended by striking out the words " "Wolfeborough June- 
amended by sub- tio^^/' and inserting the word " Sanbornville," so that the section 
new nrme"if whcii ameiidcd shall read : " Sect. 4. For the county of Carroll, 
that place. at Conway, on the first Tuesday of January, May, and Septem- 
ber; at West Ossipee, on the first Tuesday of February, June, 
and October ; at Ossipee Corner, on the first Tuesday of March, 
July, and November; at Sanbornville, on the first Tuesday of 
April, August, and December." 
[Approved February 17, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 16, 17. 



17 



CHAPTER 16. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 81, SECTION 9, OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO TELEGRAPH, TELEPHONE, AND ELECTRIC 
LIGHT COMPANIES. 



Section 
1. Amendment of provisions for appeal 
from selectmen. 



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



Be it enacted hy ike Senate and House of Rejwesentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Section 9 of chapter 81 of the Pubhc Statutes l^e, Amendment^of 
and is hereby amended, by inserting in the fourth line of said appeal from 
section, between the words " decision " and " is," the words " on*^'^'"'™*''' 
any such petition, or in granting a license, changing the terms 
thereof or revoking the same," so that said section, as amended, 
shall read as follows : viz., " Sect. 9. If the selectmen shall 
neglect or refuse for thirty days to decide and make return of 
their proceedings upon any petition addressed to them under the 
provisions of this chapter, or if any party whose interests are af- 
fected by their decision on any such petition, or in granting a li- 
cense, changing the terms thereof, or revoking the same, is dis- 
satisfied therewith, the petitioner or party so dissatisfied may 
apply to the supreme court for relief within sixty days after the 
expiration of said thirty days or after such decision ; and like 
proceedings shall thereupon be had as in case of appeals from the 
laying out of highways." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this actYPfl'"^. ^ 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on its passage, effect on pass- 

[Approved February 17, 1897.] ''^'• 



CHAPTER 17. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 78 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RE- 
LATING TO GUIDEBOARDS. 



Section 
1. Substitute for P. S., c. 78, s. 2. Pen- 
alty for neglect, after notice, to 
keep guideboards in repair. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 78 of the Public Statutes substitute for 
be stricken out, and the following be inserted instead thereof : Penalty fo^rneg- 



18 Chapter 18. [1897. 

iceNo"eep°*" " ^^^^- ^- ^^ ^^^^^ ^^""^^^ ^^^^^ neglect, for thirty days after written 
guideboards in notice to the selectmen of any case of failure, to comply with the 
repair. requirements of section 1 of this chapter, said town shall forfeit 

for each neglect five dollars, for the use of the person suing 

therefor." 
v^sUge^^"^ °" Sect. 2. This act shall take eft'ect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 17, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 18. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 5, CHAPTER 174 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO MARRIAGE CERTIFICATES. 



Section 
1. Amendment of laws relating to mar- 
riage notices. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Amendment of Section 1. That scctiou 5, cliaptcr 174 of the Public Statutes, 
mrrriagfnol'" bc ameuded by striking out the words " residing in the state," 
ices. jj^ j^YiQ first line, and adding after the word |" marriage," in 

the second line, the words " within the state," and by adding 
after the word "dwell," in the eighth line, the words "if either of 
them dwell in this state ; otherwise in the state [town] in which 
the marriage is celebrated," so that said section as amended shall 
read as follows : " All persons proposing to be joined in mar- 
riage within this state shall cause notice of their intention, with 
the full Christian and surnames, color, occupation, birthplaces, 
residences, and ages of the parties, their condition, whether sin- 
gle or widowed, whether first, second, or other marriage, and 
the full Christian and surnames, residences, color, occupation, 
and birthplaces of their parents, to be entered in the ofiice of the 
clerk of the town in which they or either of them dwell, if either 
of them dwell in this state ; otherwise in the town in which the 
marriage is celebrated. If there be no such clerk in the place 
of residence, the like entry shall be made with the clerk of any 
adjoining town. The clerk shall record the notice in a book 
kept for that purpose." 
Takes effect Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon passage, 

rassagd, [Approved February 17, 1897.] 



1 



1897.] 



Chapter 19. 



19 



CHAPTER 19. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE ISSUE OF STOCKS AND BONDS BY RAILROAD 

CORPORATIONS. 



Section 

1. Railroad may increase its stock or 

bonds in certain cases. 

2. Amount, ho"w determined; use re- 

stricted. 

3. How stock to be issued. 



Section 

4. I'unishment for violation of provis- 

ions of tliis act, or for incurring 
liability for illegitimate purposes. 

5. Elfect of act limited. 

G. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. A railroad corporation, for the purpose of build- Ra'''oa<i may in- 
ing a branch or extension, or of aiding in the construction of stock or bonds 
another railroad, or of taking stock in an elevator corporation ''"^®''*"' '^^^^^^ 
and erecting and operating elevators upon its own roads and 
upon those leased to or operated by it, or of building depots, or 
of abolishing grade crossings, or of making permanent improve- 
ments, or of paying its floating or funded debt, or for the pay- 
ment of money borrowed for any lawful purpose, or for the pur- 
chase of the shares of the capital stock of anyrailroad corporation 
whose railroad property is leased to or operated by it, or of which 
a majority of the capital stock is owned by such purchasing road, 
or for other necessary and lawful purposes, from time to time, 
with the approval of the railroad commissioners, as herein pro- 
vided, may increase its capital stock or bonds beyond the amounts 
fixed and limited by its articles of association or its charter or by 
any act of the general court concerning the same, provided such 
increase shall first be authorized by votes of a majority of the 
stockholders present at any meeting of the corporation duly 
called for that purpose. 

Sect. 2. Upon petition of the directors of the railroad corpo- 
ration to the board of railroad commissioners, the amount ofresTri^t'edT 
such increase, after notice by publication and hearing, shall be 
determined by said commissioners, who shall, within thirt}^ days 
after final hearing of said petition, file in the oflice of the secre- 
tary of state a certificate showing the amount of increase author- 
ized and the purposes for which the proceeds of said new stock 
or bonds may be used; and the company shall not apply such 
increase or the proceeds thereof to any purpose not specified in 
said certificate, and may be enjoined from so doing by any jus- 
tice of the supreme court upon application of the board or of any 
interested party. 

Sect. 3. All shares of stock issued under the provisions ofHowstocktobe 
this act shall be sold by public auction and to the highest bidder'*^"*'''" 
in the city of Boston or in such city or town as may be pre- 
scribed by the railroad commissioners, and a notice of the time 
and place of such sale shall be published at least five times dur- 



Amount, how 
-.determined; use 



20 



Chapter 20. 



[1897. 



Punishment for 
violation of pro- 
yisionB of this 
act, or for in- 
curring liability 
for illegitimate 
purposes. 



Effect of act 
limited. 



Takes effect on 



ing the ten days immediately preceding the time fixed for the 
sale, in such daily newspapers, not less than three in number, as 
may be prescribed by the commissioners. No shares shall be 
sold or issued for a less sum, to be actually paid in cash, than 
the par value thereof. 

Sect. 4. Any member of the board of directors, or any treas- 
urer or other officer or any agent of any railroad company, who 
knowingly votes to authorize the issue of, or knowingly signs, 
certifies, or issues stocks or bonds under this act and contrary to 
its provisions, or who knowingly votes to authorize the applica- 
tion of, or knowingly applies, the proceeds of such stock or bonds 
contrary to the provisions of this act, or who knowingly votes 
to assume or incur, or who knowingly assumes or incurs, in the 
name or behalf of such corporation, any debt or liability except 
for the legitimate purposes of the corporation, shall be punish- 
able by a fine not exceeding one thousand dollars, or by imprison- 
ment not exceeding one year, or by both fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 5. j^othing herein contained shall be construed as a re- 
peal of any of the powers conferred by the Laws of 1889, chap- 
ter 5, or by the Laws of 1891, chapters 3 and 4 ; nor to authorize 
any railroad corporation to purchase the road, stock, or bonds of 
a railroad corporation in any case where authority to purchase 
that road or its stock or bonds was conferred on some other rail- 
road corporation by chapter 5 of the Laws of 1889. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 20. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE STATE TREASURER TO NEGOTIATE A TEM- 
PORARY LOAN. 

Section 1. State treasurer authorized to negotiate temporary loan. 

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



State treasurer 
authorized to 
negotiate tem- 
porary loan. 



Section 1. The state treasurer, by advice and under the direc- 
tion of the governor and council, is hereby authorized to borrow 
annually for the fiscal years 1897-8 and 1898-9, 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 February 23, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 21, 22. 



21 



CHAPTER 21. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL CHAPTER 117 OF THE LAWS OF 1895, RELATING 
TO JURISDICTION OF POLICE COURTS. 



Section 

1. Laws 1895, c. 117, repealed. 

2. P. S , c. 248, s. 8, re-en acted. 



Section 
3. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 117 of the Session Laws of 1895 is here- fa^s 1895, c. 

,,,•'• 111, repealed. 

by repealed. 

Sect. 2. Section 8, chapter 248 of the Public Statutes, which P-gS.,^j;. 248, 
was repealed by said chapter 117, Laws of 1895, is hereby re- alsted!^'^"" 
enacted. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 22. 

AN ACT in amendment OF CHAPTER 267 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
relating to CRUELTY TO ANIMALS. 



Section 
1. Form of action under P. S., e. 267i 
s. 2, to be tort, instead of debt. 
Disposition of old, injured, or dis- 
abled animals, and liability for ex- 
pense thereof. OflScers or agents 



Section 

of incorporated societies for pre- 
vention of cruelty to animals, if 
designated by sheriff, may arrest. 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That section 2 of chapter 267 of the Public Statutes ^°^™ "^^ ^"°'' 
be hereby amended by striking out the word " debt " and insert- c. 267, s.' 2," 
ing in place thereof the word " tort," so that the same will read, stead of debt" 
as amended: "Sect. 2. Whenever an officer makes an arrest 5!fP,?^?'V°°l°L 

. , old, injured, or 

upon view or upon a warrant for a violation of any provision of disabled am- 
the preceding section, he may take into his possession the animal :ty for expense * 
which is the subject of such cruelty, and if the owner has nOcersT/ag°n?sof 
knowledge of such taking, he shall give him notice forthwith. T^T^^'^*^.,,. 

"-,. ~ • ^ 1 ^ 1 • societies for pre- 

1 he person taking possession of such animal shall have a hen mention of cruei- 

j-t n 1 • ^ -I 11 tyto animals, if 

tnereon tor his proper charges, or he may recover such charges designated by 
of the owner of the animal by an action of tort." '^relf.'""^^ 



22 Chapter 23. [1897, 

Also that said chapter be further amended by striking out 
all the words in section 3 of said chapter, and inserting in place 
thereof the following words, so that the same will read, as 
amended : " Sect. 3. Whenever an officer shall take any such 
animal into his possession, which appears by reason of age, in- 
jury, or other cause, to be disabled for use, said officer shall call 
upon three disinterested citizens, who, under oath, shall examine 
such animal, and if they shall find such animal to be disabled 
for use, said officer shall at once cause such animal to be killed. 
All expenses incurred shall be paid by the owner of such 
animal, and may be collected by an action of tort." 

Also that said chapter be further amended by striking out, in 
section 9 of said chapter, the words " the New flampshire, " and 
inserting in place thereof the words " any incorporated," so that 
the same will read, as amended : " Sect. 9. Any officer or 
agent of any incorporated society for the prevention of cruelty 
to animals, upon being designated in writing for that purpose by 
the sherift' of any county in this state, may, within such county, 
make arrests, and bring before any court or magistrate having 
jurisdiction, offenders found violating the provisions of this 
chapter," 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTEE 23. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE POWERS AND DUTIES OF TOWNS. 
Section l. Towns may appropriate money for free public band concerts. 

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

Towns may ap- Section 1. Towus may at any legal meeting grant and vote 
for free'pu'bi'^^^ such sum of monev as they shall judge necessary in aid of free 
band concerts, public band conccrts, not exceeding four hundred dollars 

annuall}", in accordance with the provisions of section 4, chapter 

40, of the Public Statutes. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 24, 25. 23 



CHAPTER 24. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR AN EARLIER RETURN OF THE VOTES OIVEN 
IN AT BIENNIAL AND SPECIAL ELECTIONS. 

Section i Section 

1. Returns of votes for electors, etc. 2. Returns of votes for county officers. 

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

Section 1. The town and ward clerks of the several towns Returns of votes 
and wards in this state shall make a true and certified copy ofetc.^ ^'^ °"' 
the record of the votes given in at any election of electors of 
president and vice-president of the United States, representative 
in congress, governor, councilor, senator, and representative to 
the general court, and shall forward the same, in sealed packages, 
to the secretary of state within five days from the date of such 
election. 

Section 2 of chapter 37, sections 4 and 7 of chapter 36, section Returns of votes 
2 of chapter 35, and section 2 of chapter 38 of the Public Stat- om^^ ^ 
utes are hereby amended in accordance with the terms of this act. 

Sect. 2. The town and ward clerks of the several towns and 
wards of this state shall make a true and certified copy of the 
record of the votes given in at any election of county officers, 
and shall forward the same in sealed packages to the clerk of 
the supreme court of the county within five days from the date 
of such election. 

Section 4 of chapter 25 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
amended in accordance with the terms of this act. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 25. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FISHING IN THE TRIBUTARIES OF LAKE WENT- 
WORTH, OTHERWISE CALLED SMITH's POND, IN AVOLFEBOROUGH, 
OR THE TAKING OF ANY SMALL FISH FOR BAIT FROM THE WATERS 
OF SAID LAKE, FOR THE TERM OF FIVE YEARS. 



Section 
1. Taking of smaU fish for bait in Lake 
Wentwortli, and of any fisli in its 
tributaries, proliibitecl for five 
years. 



Section 

2. Punishment. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. It shall not be lawful to catch, or take in any fis\ fof baft^in 
manner, any kind of small fish for bait in the waters of Luke worthran'd'of 



24 



Chapters 26, 27. 



[1897. 



any fish in its 
tributaries, pro- 
hibited for five 
years. 



Punishment. 



Takes effect on 



Wentworth, otherwise called Smith's pond, in the town of 
Wolfeborough, nor to catch or take in any manner any fish from 
any brook emptying into said Lake Wentworth, or Smith's pond, 
for the term of five years from the passage of this act. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating this act shall be fined ten 
dollars for each offense, or be imprisoned not exceeding thirty 
days, or both. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect on its passage. 
I I [Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 26. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6 OF CHAPTER 72 OF THE SES- 
SION LAWS OF 1893, ENTITLED, " AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR ANNEX- 
ING PARTS OF TOWNS TO ADJOINING TOWNS FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES." 



Section 
1. Laws 1892, c. 72, limited to town dis- 
tricts. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Re-preseyitatives in General 
Court convened : 

Laws 189;^, c. Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 72 of the Session Laws of 
town districts. 1893 sliall not apply to special districts, but only to town dis- 
tricts, and all special taxes voted by said districts shall be as- 
sessed and collected in the same manner as they were assessed 
and collected prior to the enactment of said chapter 72. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 

Dassasre. x: r !~> 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 27. 

AN ACT amending CHAPTER 192 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING 
TO INSOLVENT ESTATES. 



Section 

1. P. S., c. 192, s. 2, so amended as to 
require commissioner, within thirty days 
after appointment, to file in probate 
oflBce notice of his meetings, and in his 
report to state date of filing such notice . 



Section 
2. Takes efl"ect on passage. 



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



p. s., C.192, Section 1. Amend chapter 192 of the Public Statutes by 
amended as to Striking out all of scctiou 2, and insert in lieu thereof the fol- 



1897.] Chapter 28. 25 

lowing: "Sect. 2. Tlie commissioner sliall give notice of the ^f^^^;^^';°|J|^''»- 
tiraesancl places by him appointed to examine and allow claims, H'irty'riays after 

, ^ .^^-|•^• • ' T i 11 appointment, to 

in such manner as the judge in his commission directs ; and he file in probate 
shall tile in the probati3 office, within thirty days after his ap- hf^T^eeungs?^ 
pointment, a notice giving the times and places of his meetings, ^^'^^J'^g^'j^J^p^^"^* 
and shall in the report state the times and places of meeting, and finng such 
the manner of giving notice thereof, and the date of his filing the 
notice in the probate office ; and also file in said office satisfac- 
tory evidence of the notice." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take eftect on and after its passage. Takes effect on 

[Approved February 23, 1897.J 



CHAPTEE 28. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 136 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO THE ADVANCEMENT OF ANATOMICAL AND SURGICAL 
SCIENCE. 

Section l. What bodies, and Ijy whom, may be permitted to be used for advancement 
of science. What bodies not to be so surrendered, and how such bodies to be 
disposed of. Punishment for violation of P. S., c. 13G, as amended. 

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

Section 1. Chapter 136 of the Public Statutes is hereby what bodies, 
amended by striking out all of section 1 and substituting in place may te per"-™' 
thereof the following: " Section 1. It shall be the duty of theSI^S'^ad-^ 
county commissioners of any county, the mayor and aldermen vancement of 

o "^ ., .. n f^ "^ n .uxi 1 „8cience. What 

01 any city, the overseers ot the poor ot any town, the warden ot bodies not to be 
the state prison, and the keeper of any jail in the state, upon pre- andw" such ' 
vious request in w^riting by any physician or surgeon of thiSp°gedVf°^Pu^nf' 
state (preference beino; o-iven to instructors in medical schools j^hinent for vio- 

1 T 1 T 1 1 \ • r' 1 1 • • 1 lation of P. S. 

established by law), to notiiy such physician or surgeon when- c. ise, as 
ever the body of any person dying in their county, city, town, or ^^^^^^ ■ 
in the state prison, or a jail, required to be buried at the public 
expense, comes into their possession, charge, or control, and to 
give permission to such physician or surgeon to take such body 
to be by him used within the state for the advancement of ana- 
tomical and medical science." 

Said chapter is further amended by striking out all of section 
3 and substituting in place thereof the following : " Sect. 3. No 
such notice need be given, nor shall any such body be surren- 
dered, if any person claiming to be, and satisfying the authorities 
in charge of said body that he or she is of kindred or related by 
marriage to the deceased, shall claim the said body within thir- 
ty-six hours after the death, and take it away for burial, nor 
shall the notice be given or the body delivered, if such deceased 



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Chapter 29. 



[1897. 



person was a stranger or traveler who died suddenly, in wliich 
case the said body shall be buried." 

Said chapter is hereby further amended by adding thereto the 
following section, to be numbered section 4 : " Sect, 4. Any per- 
son upon whom duties are imposed by the provisions of this act, 
who shall neglect, refuse, or omit to perform the same as hereby 
required, shall be |)unished by a fine of not less than one hun- 
dred dollars nor more than five hundred dollars for each of- 
fense." 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 29. 

AN ACT EMPOAVERING THE GOVERMOR AND COUNCIL TO TAKE LANDS 
AND OTHER PROPERTY, WHEN NECESSARY FOR THE USE OF THE 
STATE, AND PRESCRIBING THE METHODS OF TAKING THE SAME. 



Section 

1. State may take land, water rights 

or rights of way, if needed for 
purposes of fish culture ; mode 
of taking ; damages to be as- 
sessed by commission. 

2. Appeal to supreme court and pro- 

ceedings thereon. 



Section 

3. State may enter and hold, on pay- 

ment of damages awarded by com- 
mission, but shall pay additional 
award of jury and costs. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



state may take Section 1. Wheiicver, in the opinion of the governor and 
rights, or rights couucil, it bccomcs expedient for the state to own any land or 
edToTpurposes lands, watcr rights, or rights of way, that are needed by the state 
modeVf"takTng;fo'' ^hc purposcs of fish culturc, and when unable to purchase the 
^amagestobejsame for what they deem a reasonable price, they may enter 
mission. upon and take the same in the manner following : They shall 

cause to be filed in the oflice of the secretary of state, and also in 
the oflice of the clerk of the town or towns in which said lands 
or property are located, and cause to be recorded in the registry 
of deeds in the county, an accurate description thereof, with ref- 
erence to permanent bounds upon the land, accompanied by a 
correct plan of the same, and shall appoint a commission of three 
disinterested citizens of the state to assess the damages to the 
owner by reason of the taking thereof Said commission shall 
thereupon appoint a hearing, give notice thereof, hear the par- 
ties, assess the damages, and file their return with the secretary 
of state and also with the town clerk or clerks aforesaid. 



.^ 



1897.] Chapter 30. 27 

Sect. 2. If the owner is dissatisfied with the award, he may -^pp^*'*** ^ 

11/1 .1 r- 1 • 1 • 1 supreme court 

appeal theretrom to the supreme court or the county m which and proceedings 
said property is located, by petition, within sixty days after the 
filing of such return, and shall give notice of his appeal by giv- 
ing in hand to, or leaving at the abode of the attorney-general of 
the state, a copy of the petition and order of notice thereon four- 
teen days at least before the term at which it is to be entered. 
And the court shall thereupon assess his damages by a jury or 
other method, as the parties may agree. 

Sect. 3. The state, upon payment or tender of the damages s**it "Pfy euter 

, , , , ' ^ ^-, "^ . . => and hold, on 

assessed by the above-named commission, may enter upon the payment of 
land or property and thereafterwards hold the same in fee, but ed'by^com''miv*^~ 
shall pay to the owner any additional sum that is awarded p^°y'J^dit^onai 
him by the jury, with taxable costs, if he prevail. award of jury 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect from its Dassa2:e. ^ , „\ 

r- * T T-i 1 ^4 -. r^/^^ -i J. O Takes effcct On 

[Approved J^ebruary 24, 1897. J pasaage. 



CHAPTER 30. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT THE TAKING OF FISH THROUGH THE ICE FROM 
THE WATERS OF WEBSTER LAKE AND OTHER SPECIFIED LAKES, PONDS, 
AND STREAMS IN THE STATE. 

Section i Section 

1. Fishing through ice in certain waters 2. Punishment. 

prohibited for live years. I 3. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. It shall not be lawful to catch or take in any man- ^''^^'''k through 

•-' 1C6 ill cGrtftiii 

ner through the ice any kind of fish in the waters of Webster waters pro- 
lake in Franklin ; Iveyser lake and Gile pond in Sutton ; Longyeais! 
pond in Lempster ; all ponds in the town of Hillsborough ; all 
lakes, ponds, rivers, and brooks in the town of Kingston — ex- 
cept Great pond and Greenwood lake — Newton, Sandown, 
Plaistow, Danville, Hampstead, Salem, Atkinson, Windham, 
Derry, and Brookline ; Pleasant pond and Haunted pond in the 
town of Francestown ; Sanborn's pond in Gilmanton ; Avery's 
pond in Ellsworth ; Gillingham pond in Newbury ; Bradford 
pond in Bradford ; Todd's pond in towns of Bradford and New- 
bury; the waters, bays, or basins supplied by the Winnipesaukee 
river, between dam at East Tilton and Tilton & Belmont rail- 
road bridge over said river ; Highland lake in the town of An- 
dover; Suncook, Jenness, Long, Little, Bow, and Harvey ponds 



28 



Chapter 31. 



[1897. 



Punishment. 



Takes effect on 



in the town of Northwood and vicinity ; Long pond, Mud or 
Stacy pond in the town of Stoddard ; Hudson pond in the town 
of Washington ; Center pond and Island pond in the town of 
Stoddard ; Gilman pond and Marshall pond in town of Unity ; 
Cold pond and Hurd pond in towns of Unity, Acworth, and 
Lempster ; Eastman or Bradley pond in Andover ; Squaw 
cove in town of Sandwich ; Province lake in town of Eifingham ; 
all ponds in the town of Barnstead; Otter pond in Sunapee and 
]S"ew London ; Cook's pond or Lake Merriam in Brookfield ; 
all ponds in town of Londonderry, — for the term of five years. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the provisions of this act shall 
be fined ten dollars for each offense, or shall be imprisoned not 
exceeding thirty days, or both. 

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

[Approved February 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 31. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 6 OF CHAPTER 83 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, IN RELATION TO THE SETTLEMENT OF PAUPERS. 



Section 
1. Towns not liable for support of pau- 
pers, unless settlement gained 
within ten years. 



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



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



Towns not liable SECTION 1. No towu shall bc liable for the support of any 
paupeM°uni*ess pcrsou uiilcss hc. Or the person under whom he derives his set- 
glfned'w'ithin tlcmeiit, sliall have wholly gained a settlement therein during 
ten years. ^^q ^q^^ yeaTS last preceding the date of application for support. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

effect on pass- are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its pas- 
"«'• saee. 



[Approved February 24, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 32, 33. 



29 



CHAPTER 32. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 28 OP CHAPTER 201 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO PROCEEDINGS IN INSOLVENCY. 



Section 
1. Insolvent debtor may be allowecl, out 
of estate, for legal expenses. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it C7iaded by the Senate and House of Hepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 



Section 1. Amend section 28 of chapter 201 of the Public ^"^^"•^^^J,^^^^^' 
Statutes, by adding after the words " as the judge may order," out of estate, for 
in the last line, the following words : " He shall also be allowed, ^^* expenses. 
out of his estate, such necessary legal expenses as may be ad- 
judged just and reasonable by the judge," so that said section as 
amended shall read : " Sect. 28. The debtor shall be paid by 
the assignee one dollar a day for his attendance upon the as- 
signee and upon the judge M'hen required. He shall also be 
allowed out of his estate, for the necessary support of himself 
and family, such sum not exceeding two dollars a week for each 
member, and for such time, not exceeding two months, as the 
judge may order. He shall also be allowed, out of his estate, 
such necessary legal expenses as may be adjudged just and rea- 
sonable by the judge. 



Sect, 2. This act shall take eiFect on its passage. 
[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 33. 



AN ACT TO prohibit FISHING FOR LANDLOCKED SALMON, BROOK TROUT, 
OR AUREOLUS FROM PLEASANT POND, IN THE TOWN OF NEW LON- 
DON. 



Section 
1. Taking of certain fish from Pleasant 
pond or its tributaries prohibited 
for sii years. 



Section 

2. Punishment. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. It shall not be lawful to catch, take, kill, or have Taking of cer- 
in possession any salmon, brook trout, or aureolus from the pTeasant poM or 
waters of Pleasant pond, in the town of New London, or from [.roMbitedlor 
any of the tributaries of said pond, for a term of six years. six years. 



30 



Chapters 34, 35. 



[1897. 



Punishment. 



Takes effect on 



Sect. 2. Any person violating this law shall be fined twenty- 
dollars for each salmon, trout, or aureolus so caught, killed, or 
taken. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 34. 



AN ACT PROHIBITING THE KILLING OF BEAVER IN NEW HAMPSHIRE 
UNTIL JANUARY 1, 1909. 



Section 
1. Taking of beavers prohibited till Jan. 
1, 1909. 



Section 

2. Punishment. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



beavefs**^ohibi- SECTION 1. No pcrsou sliall take, catch, kill, or have in their 
tedtiiiJan. 1, posscssiou any beaver in the state of New Hampshire until Jan- 
'^°^- aary 1, 1909. 

Punishment. Sect. 2. Any pcrsou violating any provision of this act shall 

be fined fifty dollars for each beaver so taken, caught, killed, or 

had in their possession. 
Takes efifect on Sect. 3. Tliis act sliall take eficct upon its passagc. 
[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 35. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 15, CHAPTER 278 OF THE PUBLIC 
statutes, RELATING TO HOMICIDE AND OFFENSES AGAINST THE 
PERSON. 



Section 
1. Age of consent raised from thirteen 
to sixteen years. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Age of consent 
rai 



'sed from thir- SECTION 1. That scctiou 15, chaptcr 278 of the Public 
yews? ^'''*^^° Statutes, be and the same is hereby amended by striking out the 



1897.] Chapter 36. 31 

word " thirteen " in the fourth line of said section and inserting 
in place thereof the word " sixteen," so that as amended said 
section shall read as follows: "Sect, 15. If any person shall 
ravish and carnally know any woman, committing carnal copu- 
lation with her hy force, against her will, or if any man shall 
unlawfully and carnally know and abuse any woman child under 
the age of sixteen years, he shall be imprisoned not exceeding 
thirty years." 

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

[Approved February 25, 1897.] ^''''^'' 



CHAPTER 36. 

AN ACT EXEMPTING THE BLUE MOUNTAIN FOREST ASSOCIATION FROM 
THE PROVISIONS OF AN ACT APPROVED FEBRUARY 16, 1897, 
RELATING TO MOOSE, DEER, AND CARIBOU. 

Section i Section 

1. Association exempted from provision | 2. Takes effect on passage, 
of c. 10, ante. 

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

Section 1. The Blue Mountain Forest Association, a corpora- Association ex- 
tion existing under the laws of the state of Kew Hampshire, is p^^vition'^or 
hereby exempted from the operation of an act approved Febru- '"' ^°' ""'^' 
ary 16, 1897, entitled, " An act protecting moose, caribou, and 
deer, and providing for the disposition of tish and game captured 
or taken from persons who have illegally taken the same," so far 
as said act relates to game confined within the limits of Corbin 
park, so called, in Sullivan county, New Hampshire. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

[Approved February 25, 1897.] ""'"''■ 



32 



Chapters 37, 38. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 37. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 114 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE, ENTITLED " LICENSING SHOWS, BILLIARD TABLES, 
AND BOWLING ALLEYS." 



Section 
1. License fee for keeping billiard or 
pool table or bowling alley in 
summer hotels, etc., reduced to $4. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



License fee for SECTION 1. Chapter 114 of the Publlc Statutes of NgW Hamp- 

er p^'JoftableTor shire is hereby ainended so as to make the annual license fee 
bowling alley in four ($4.00) dollars for each billiard table, pool table, or bowline: 

summer hotels, t, ■^ • ^ • i • i i i. r 

etc., reduced to allej which IS coniiected with, or managed as an adjunct or 
summer hotels, summer boarding-houses, or places of summer 
outing or resort, when the same are only kept and maintained 
for the recreation of visitors durino- such of the summer months 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



as such places are kept open for summer visitors. 
Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 38. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION 1, CHAPTER 81, LAWS OF 1895, ENTITLED, 
" AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 56 OF THE LAWS OF 1891, 
ENTITLED AN ACT PLACING CERTAIN CORPORATIONS, ASSOCIATIONS, 
SOCIETIES, AND ORDERS UNDER THE JURISDICTION OF THE 
INSURANCE COMMISSIONER." 



Section Section 

1. Requisite reserve fund of foreign cas- 2. Takes effect on passage, 

ualty insurance company, insur- 
ing on assessment plan, reduced 
from $50,000 to $10,000. 

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

Hrve'fund'of Section 1. Auicud scctiou 1, chapter 81 of the Session Laws 
foreign casualty ^f 1395 in tlic twcntv-third line of said section, by striking out, 

insurance com- 1 . . i ' ^ , "^ i , ,, i t ,, r>/^ ?» i • / 

pany, insuring m said liuc, after the word "than the word " nity, and insert 
pikn!Ted™ced* in placc thcrcof the word " ten," so that said section, as 
|To?ooo.°'^°° '° amended, shall read: "Any corporation organized under the 



1897]. Chapter 39. 33 

authority of any other state or country and engao^ed in the 
business of life or casualty insurance upon the assessment plan, 
whether mutual or joint stock company, which does not contract 
to pay living policy-holders or members any fixed benefit save 
for bodily injury or physical disability from any cause, shall, 
upon filing with the insurance commissioner copies, statements, 
and agreements required by chapter 56 of the Laws of 1891, 
and upon payment of the same fees and taxes as are required of 
foreign insurance companies, be licensed by the insurance 
commissioner to do business in this state, upon furnishing, in 
addition to other requirements, a certificate under oath of its 
president and secretary that it is paying and for the twelve 
months then next preceding has paid the maximum amount 
named in its policies or certificates in full, and that an assess- 
ment upon its pohcy-hoklers or members will produce a sum at 
least equal to the maximum policy or certificate written by the 
corporation ; evidence that it has accumulated and maintains, as 
a trust for the benefit of policy- or certificate-holders only, a fund 
equal at least to the amount which one assessment or mortuary 
call upon said certificate- or policy-holders would produce, and, 
for corporations engaged in the business of life insurance, of not 
less than one hundred thousand dollars, and of casualty insur- 
ance, of not less than ten thousand dollars, invested as provided 
in section 2 of chapter 169 of the Public Statutes ; and a certifi- 
cate from the proper authority of its home state or country that 
corporations of this state, engaged in the business of life or 
casualty insurance on the assessment plan, are legally entitled to 
do business in such state or country. All companies, after they 
are licensed under the provisions of this act, shall in all respects 
be subject to the provisions of chapter 169 of the Public 
Statutes, entitled ' Foreign insurance companies and their 
agents,' " 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi^ect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

[Approved February 25, 1897.] passage. 



CHAPTER 39. 

AN ACT FOR THE RELIEF OF SOLON A. CARTER, STATE TREASURER. 

Section 1. State treasurer relieved from responsibility for amount stolen from 

treasury. 

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

Section 1. That Solon A. Carter, state treasurer, is hereby state treasurer 
authorized to charge oft' on his books the sum of thirtv-three '■«"'-^e'i.fro'n 

undred and eighty-five and oO-lOO dollars ($3,385.50) to thc^'^''a'uo""t 
account of _" loss by burglary," and that he be relieved from treitmy.""" 
responsibility for that sum, 

[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



34 Chapter 40. [1897. 



CHAPTER 40. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 101, LAWS OF 1895, RELATING 
TO TAXATION OF PROPERTY. 

Section l. Horses, asses, mules, oxen, cows, and other neat stock made taxable if over 

IS months old. 

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

Horses, asses, SECTION 1. Ameiicl sectloii 1 of cliaptei' 101 of the Laws of 
™ows%nd*othe.- 1895 by striking out the words "three years" in chapter 55, 
taxabie^if'over''^ section 7, cUvisions 8 and 9, therein recited, and inserting in 
IS months old. place thorcof the words " eighteen months," so that as amended 
said section shaU read: " Sect. 7. Personal estate liable to be 
taxed is — (1) Stock in public funds, including all United States, 
state, county, city, or town stocks or bonds, and all other inter-, 
est-bearing bonds not exempt from taxation by the laws of the 
United States. (2) Stock in corporations in the state, except 
where the property represented by the stock is taxable directly 
to the corporation. (3) Stock in corporations located out of the 
state, owned by persons living in the state, except where 
either the stock or the property represented by it is taxed in the 
towns or states where the corporations are located. (4) The 
surplus capital on hand of banking institutions, (5) Money on 
hand or at interest more than the owner pays interest for, 
including money deposited in any bank other than a savings 
bank within this state, or loaned on any mortgage, pledge, obli- 
gation, note, or other securit}^, whether on interest or interest be 
paid or received in advance. (6) Stock in trade, whether of 
merchants, shopkeepers, mechanics, or tradesmen employed in 
their trade or business, reckoning the same at the average value 
thereof for the year ; and for purposes of taxation, raw materials 
and manufactures of any manufactory, wood, timber, logs, and 
lumber, manufactured or otherwise, if exceeding fifty dollars in 
value, and fishing vessels, steamboats, horse-boats, or other 
vessels owned by individuals and navigating the waters of the 
state for the transportation of passengers or freight, and sea- 
going vessels, shall be deemed stock in trade. (7) Carriages, if 
exceeding fifty dollars in value. (8) Horses, asses and mules 
over 18 months old. (9) Oxen, cows, and other neat stock over 
18 months old. (10) Sheep and hogs over one year old ; but 
two such hogs to each family shall be exempt from taxation. 
(11) Fowls of every description exceeding fifty dollars in value." 
[Approved February 26, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 41, 42. 



35 



CHAPTER 41. 

AN ACT FOR THE BETTER PROTECTION OF BROOK OR SPECKLED TROUT 

AND LAKE TROUT. 



SECTION 

1. Fishing for brook or speckled trout, 
or for lake trout in certain lakes, 
matle punishable- 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That any person who shall, for the whole or any Fishing for 
part of the time, engage in the business or occupation of fishing speckled trout, 
on any of the streams or ponds of this state for the brook or^ncerta^in^iakw* 
speckled trout, or in the lakes thereof of less size than the first ^^^^ p""'***" 
Connecticut lake, for lake trout, with intent to sell or trade fish 
so caught, shall, for every such offense, be fined not less than 
two hundred dollars, or imprisoned not less than thirty days 
or more than six months, or both. 

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

[Approved March 3, 1897.] ^'"'^'' 



CHAPTER 42. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE FORFEITURE OF LIFE INSURANCE POLICIES. 



Section l. Life or endowment policies not forfeited in certain cases. Surrender value, 
how estimated and payable. Act takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. IlTo policy of life or endowment insurance issued Life or endow. 
upon the industrial plan shall become forfeit or void for non-pay- noTfo?feiteTin 
ment of premium after premiums have been paid thereon for the *'®'''^''' *^**®*- 
term of two consecutive years. Every such policy shall have a 
surrender value after the payment of the premiums for two full 
years, said value to be estimated upon the basis of the actuary's 
table of mortality, and under such rules as the insurance com- 
missioner of the state shall prescribe. 

On policies of prudential or industrial insurance on which the ?""^°'^." ''*',''^' 

I,-'- .'• TCP IT now estimated 

weekly premiums are not more than fitty cents each, the surren- and payable, 
der value shall be payable in cash. When the weekly premium 



36 



Chapters 43, 44. 



[1897. 



Act takes effect 
on passage. 



is more than fifty cents per week, a paid-up policy maybe issued, 
and for such amount as the insurance commissioner bj^ rule shall 
prescribe, based upon the actuary's table of mortality. 

This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 4, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 43. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE SURVIVAL OF ACTIONS. 



Section 
1. Administrator of judgment creditor 
may have execution, how. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Administrator SECTION 1. Whcu thc plaintiff in any action pending in any 
credito^r'^may court iu tlils statc, in vvliosc favoT judgment shall have been ren- 
ha^e execution, (jgj.g(j^ sliall dcccase bcforc an execution shall have been issued 
from such court, the clerk thereof shall issue execution to the 
executor of the will, or administrator of the estate, of such plain- 
tiff, at his request and upon his filing with such clerk a certificate 
of the judge of probate of his appointment as such administrator 
or executor. 
Takes effect on ^^Q^, 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 4, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 44. 

AN ACT TO PROMOTE THE SETTING OUT AND CARE OF NUT, SHADE, AND 
ORNAMENTAL TREES IN HIGHWAYS, CEMETERIES, COMMONS, SCHOOL- 
HOUSE YARDS, AND OTHER PUBLIC PLACES. 



Section 
1. Selectmen may receive, set out, and 
protect trees. 



Section 
2. Limitation of effect of act. 



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



Selectmen may Section 1. Whencvcr any partv, at a proDcr tmic of the vcar, 

receive, set out, , ,, ^ ^ ^i t .. x" i. ^ n 

and protect shall prcscut to the selectmen oi any town or ward well-grown 
^^'^^^' nursery trees of the nut, shade, or ornamental varieties, such se- 

lectmen may set out said trees in the highways, cemeteries, com 



1897.] 



Chapter 45. 



37 



mons, schoolhouse yards, and other public places, as indicated 
by the donor of said trees, and protect the same at the expense 
of the town. 

Sect. 2. Nothing in this act shall be construed to compel any ^^^j^'aj^'^^^^of 
party to have trees set in the highway on the side next his land 
without his consent. 

[Approved March 4, 1807.] 



CHAPTER 45. 

AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE APPOINTMENT OF BOARDS OF HEALTH IN 
THE SEVERAL TOWNS. 



Section 

1. Selectmen to appoint board of health 

and fin vacancies; term of office. 

2. Previous board to be discontinued. 



Section 

3. Towns not to elect or selectmen to 

serve ; where act does not apply. 

4. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



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

Section 1. The selectmen of each town shall, within thirty selectmen to 
days after the passage of this act, appoint a board of health, which heaitiTand fin "^ 
shall consist of three persons, selected with reference to their fit- ^^ "j*^^^^^ ' '"™ 
ness for the office, and they shall be so appointed that the term 
of office of one member shall expire each year, and the members 
thereafter appointed shall hold office three years, and until their 
successors are appointed and qualified. In case a vacancy occurs 
in the board, the selectmen shall appoint a person to fill the un- 
expired term. 

Sect. 2. When a board of health has been appointed and Previous board 
qualified in accordance with section 1 of this act, the previously thiued.'^*^°°" 
existing board of health shall be discontinued. 

Sect. 3. Chapter 43 of the Public Statutes is hereby amended towjis cot to 

L «/ 6l6Ct or SGl6Ct- 

by striking out the words " health officers " in section 25, and men to serve; 
the words " or health officers " in section 40 of said chapter. Tot^Ippiy. °^* 
This act shall not apply to cities or to precincts in which health 
officers are provided for by special act of the legislature. 

Sect. 4. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act ^j^peaimg^^ 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eft'ect upon its pas- takes^eWt on 
sage. 

[Approved March 4, 1897.] 



passage. 



Chapter 46. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 46. 



AN ACT RELATING TO ITINERANT VENDORS. 



Section 
1. Term " itinei-ant vendors " defined 
for purposes of act ; itinerant 
vendor not exempt in certain 
cases ; act not to apply in certain 
cases. 
Deposit and license fee ; state li- 
cense ; restrictions ; fee of secre- 
tary of state. 

3. Applications ; record of state li- 

censes. 

4. Itinerant vendor, before doing busi- 

ness in any town, to file ■with col- 
lector state license and application 
for local license, and pay local li- 
cense fee; collector to receipt for 
fee on state license, and retain li- 
cense while business continues; 
application for local license; local 
license fee in each town. 

5. Assessors to examine goods and cer- 

tify to collector amount of local li- 



Section 

cense fee, which shall be 2 percent 
of value ; license, how restricted, 
and when expires ; supplementary 
license if stock increased. 

6. Restrictions on advertisements of 

itinerant vendors. 

7. No advertisement till licenses pro- 

cured. 

8. Punishment for certain offenses. 

9. Punishment for other offenses 

against act. 

10. Lien of town on goods. 

11. Surrender and cancellation of state 

license ; deposit to be held 60 days 
and then balance returned after 
satisfying claims. 

12. Deposit subject to creditors' claims ; 

deposit subject to payment of 
fines. 

13. Repealing clause. 



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



Itiuerant vendor 
not exempt in 
certain cases. 



Term " itiner- SECTION 1. For all pupposes of this act the words "itinerant 
defined fo^pur- vendops " mean all persons, both principals and agents, who en- 
posesofact. gage in a temporary or transient business in this state, either in 
one locality or traveling from place to place, selling goods, 
wares, and merchandise, and who, for the purpose of carrying on 
such business, hire or occupy any building or structure for the 
exhibition and sale of such goods, wares, and merchandise. 

Ko itinerant vendor shall be exempt from the provisions ot 
this act by reason of associating himself temporarily with any lo- 
cal dealer, trader, or merchant, or by conducting such tempo- 
rary or transient business in connection with, or as a part of the 
business of, or in the name of any local dealer, trader, or mer- 
chant. 
Act not to apply The pi'ovisious of this act shall not apply to sales made to 
dealers by commercial travelers or selling agents, nor to bona 
Jide sales by sample for future delivery, nor to hawkers or ped- 
dlers. 

Sect. 2. Every itinerant vendor desiring to do business in this 
state shall deposit with the secretary of state the sum of five 
hundred dollars ($500.00) as a special deposit, and thereafter, 
upon application in proper form and the further payment of 
twenty-five dollars ($25.00) as a state license fee, the secretary of 
state shall issue to him an itinerant vendor's license, authorizing 
him to do business in this state in conformity with the provis- 



in certain cases. 



Deposit and 
license fee ; 
state license 



1897.] Chapter 46. 39 

ions of this act, for the term of one year from the date thereof, 
which license shall contain a copy of the application upon which 
it is granted. 

Such license shall not be transferable, nor give authority to ^^^'j'''*',''"'' ; 
more than one person to sell goods, nor in any other way than o.rstate'^^'^^ '"^^ 
in his own proper person, but any licensee may have the assist- 
ance of other persons in conducting his business, who shall have 
authority to aid the principal, but not to act for or without him. 
No person shall be entitled to hold, or directly or indirectly re- 
ceive the benefit of more than one state license at the same time. 
The fee of the secretary of state for issuing each license shall be 
two dollars ($2.00) and shall be paid by the licensee. 

Sect. 3. All applications for state licenses shall be sworn to, ^^ppj.|j*tj'''^°^^j^ 
shall state the name and residence of the owners or parties in licenses, 
whose interests the business is conducted, and shall be kept on 
file by the secretary of state, who shall keep a record of all li- 
censes issued by him. 

Sect. 4. Every itinerant vendor intending to sell e:oods in itinerant 

•^ , , " , o vendor, before 

any town shall file his state license and an application for a local doing business 
license with the tax collector for such town, and before selling, me^wfthcoHec-'' 
or ofi:ering, or exposing for sale any goods, shall pay to the col- ^J'n/appiigatufn 
lector, for the use of the town, as a local license fee for such sale ^o"*, locauicense, 

1 ,1 , 1 ' t T • t 1^ n 3'^d pay local 

in such town, a sum to be computed as provided in the follow- ucense fee. 
ing section. 

A receipt for such local license fee when paid shall be in- collector to 
dorsed by the collector on the back of such state license, which onTtate^LeMe 
shall remain on file with the collector so long as such sale shall fi^en?e'^'° 
continue, or such goods be kept, ofifered, or exposed for sale in ^ontLues'"^^' 
such town. 

Every application for a local license shall be signed by the Application for 
holder of the accompanying state license and shall specify the locai iJcense fee 
kind and line of goods then in stock in such town, the name of'°^*''*'*'*''^°' 
the town from which said goods were last shipped, and the name 
of the town in which they were last exposed or oflfered for sale. 
Such local license fee shall be computed and collected in each 
town in which said goods shall be offered or exposed for sale. 

Sect. 5. The tax collector for any town, upon receivins: an Assessors to ex- 

T,. • 1 T • 1 1 T • 1 M r> 1 • ^ amine goods and 

application as provided in the preceding section, shall f or thwitli certify to coi- 
give notice thereof to the assessors. The assessors, or a major- locaMfc'^nse^fee, 
ity of them, shall, as soon as practicable, examine the goods de- p^'J.'^gjf^''*" ^® ^ 
scribed in such application and shall compute and certify to the value, 
collector the amount of the applicant's local license fee for such 
intended sale, which shall be 2 per cent of the value of said 
goods. 

The payment of such local license fee shall authorize such ap- License, how re- 
plicant to sell within the limits of said town goods only of the when^exp?rts. 
kind or line specified in his application, and for that purpose to 
carry in stock such goods not to exceed in amount at any one 
time the value on which the local license fee was computed ; 
and such license shall terminate and expire on the first day of 
April next following the date of application. 



40 Chapter 46. [1897. 

HcenleTAwk ^"J itinerant vendor who, after applying or paying for a lo- 
increased. cal liccnse, sliall incrcase Lis stock kept, oflerecl, or exposed for 
sale in the town for wdiich such local license fee was paid, above 
the valuation upon which the license was computed, shall make 
application for a supplementary license for such excess of stock 
in like manner as for his original license, and the fees therefor 
shall be computed, certified, and collected in like manner. 
Restrictions on Sect. 6. !No itinerant vendor shall advertise, represent, or 

advertisements 1110,1 i . ii ,•!, 

ofitinerant hoJd tortli any sale as an insurance, bankrupt, insolvent, r.s- 
vendors. signee's, trustee's, testator's, executor's, administrator's, receiver's, 

wholesale, manufacturer's, or closing-out sale, or as a sale of 
goods damaged by fire, smoke, water, or otherwise, or in any 
similar form, unless he shall, before so doing, state under oath 
to the secretar}' of state, and to the tax collector of each town 
where the goods are offered for sale, cither in the applications 
for licenses, or in supplementary applications subsequently filed 
and copied on the licenses, all the facts relating thereto, the rea- 
son for and the character of such sale, including a statement of 
the names of the persons from whom the goods were obtained, 
the date of their delivery to the applicant, the place from which 
they were last taken, and all the details necessary to locate and 
identify them, 
me^uifn^-^' Sect. 7. Xo person, either as principal er agent, shall, by cir- 
cenaes procured, culars, handbills, ucwspapcrs, or in any other manner, advertise 
any sale by an itinerant vendor before state and local licenses for 
such sale have been procured. 
Punisbment for Sect. 8. Whocvcr, as principal or agent, having in his care, 
*"'''"" custody, or keeping any goods for the sale of which a local li- 
cense is required, neglects or refuses to file the application for 
such license, or makes a false or fraudulent representation or 
statement in such application, shall be fined not less then twenty 
dollars ('$20) nor more than fifty dollars (.$50) for each day such 
goods are so kept, ofifered, or exposed for sale. 
Puuisiiment for Sect. 9. Wliocvcr violatcs auy of the provisious of tliis act for 
against act. whicli a penalty is iiot provided in the preceding section, shall 
be fined not exceeding fifty dollars (|50) or imprisoned not ex- 
ceeding sixty (60) days, or both. 
Lien of town on Sect. 10. Evcry towu iu which is kept, exposed, oroii'ered for 
^°° *■ sale an itinerant vendor's stock of goods, shall have a lien on 

such goods for the amount due such town for the local license 
fee, to be enforced by suit and judgment within ten (10) days 
from the time when such goods were first publicly offered or ex- 
posed for sale in such town. 
Surrendered Sect. 11. Auv statc llcensc may be surrendered for cancella- 

cancellation of , . , , . *^ -r-r , i • • i j l 

state license; tiou at any time. Upon the expiration and return or surrender 
hefd GO days^nri of auy statc liceusc, the secretary of state shall cancel the same, 
^iJ^^g^*^*"^*'/ *■''■ endorse the date of delivery and cancellation thereon and place 
satisfying it Oil file. IIc shall thereafter hold the special deposit herein- 
before mentioned for the period of sixty days, and after satisf3'ing 
the claims made upon the same under section 12, shall return 
the balance of said deposit to the licensee. 



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Chapter 47. 



41 



Sect. 12. Each deposit made with the secretary of state shall J^^p^^^'.^^^'j.^^r'^' 
be su])ject, so long as it remains in his hands, to attachment claims, 
under trustee [process and execution in behalf of crediters whose 
claims arise in connection with the business done in the state, 
and he shall pay over, under order of court, or upon execution, 
such sum as he may be charged with upon his disclosure. 

Said deposit shall also be subject to the payment of all fines 
and penalties incurred by the licensee for violations of this act, Deposit subject 
and the clerk of the court in which such fine or penalty is im-fl'nes^.^"*" 
posed shall thereupon notify the secretary of state of the name 
of the licensee against whom such fine or penalty is adjudged 
and the amount thereof. The secretary of state, if he has in his 
hands a sufiicient sum, shall pay the same to said clerk, and if 
he shall not have a sufiicient sum he shall make payment as afore- 
said of so much as he has in his hands. All claims upon the 
deposit shall be satisfied after judgment in the order in w^hich 
notice thereof was received by the secretary of state until all 
claims are satisfied or the deposit exhausted ; but no notice filed 
after the expiration of said sixty (60) days shall be allowed. No 
deposit shall be paid to the licensee so long as there are outstand- 
ing claims or notices of claims against it. 

Sect. 13. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 4, 1897.] 



Repealing 
clause. 



CHAPTER 47. 



AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR PERMANENT IMPROVEMENTS AT THE STATE 

CAMP GROUND. 



Section 
1. Appropriation for Ne^r Hampshire 
National Guard; how to be ex 
pended. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



I be ex- 



Be it enacted hj the Senate and House of JRej^resentatives in General 
Court convened: 

Section 1. The sum of eight thousand dollars is hereby £ii^- fj'J'^%'^^'"'' 
propriated for the purpose of relieving the annual appropriation National Guard; 
for the New Hampshire National Guard, to be expended under pemild. ' 
the direction of the governor and council in the following man- 
ner : 

First, to refund to the appropriation such sums as have already 
been expended in the construction of stables and cookhouses, 
and charged to the regular appropriation. 



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Takes effect on 
passage. 



Chapters 48, 49. 



[1897. 



Second, to refund to the appropriation such sums as have al- 
ready been expended in laying pipes for supplying water to the 
campground and for building fence around the ground, and 
charged to the regular appropriation. 

Third, the remainder of this appropriation may be expended 
in the payment of any claims that the annual appropriation for 
the current year will not provide for. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 48. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE SALARY OF THE SOLICITOR OF THE COUNTY 

OF HILLSBOROUGH. 



Salary raised. 



Takes effect on 
passage . 



Section 
1. Salary raised. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the salary of the solicitor of the county of 
Hillsborough shall hereafter be thirteen hundred dollars, payable 
as now provided by law; and so much of section 17 of chapter 
286 of the Public Statutes as is inconsistent with this act is hereby 
repealed. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 49. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 2, CHAPTER 1, LAWS OF 1895, RE- 
LATING TO VOLUNTARY CORPORATIONS. 

Section l. Corporation clianging name, etctobave vote recoi-ded instead of filed. 

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



Corporation SECTION 1. Amcud scctioii 2 of chaptcr 1, Laws of 1895, by 

etc^.^to'Lve""^' striking out the word " filing " in the seventh line of the printed 
rnst^eld^of med. scctlou and substituting therefor the word " recording," so that 



1897.] 



Chapter 50. 



43 



said section as amended shall read : " Sect. 2, Any corporation 
now or hereafter organized in accordance with the provisions 
of said chapter as hereby amended, and any existing corporations 
which might have been organized under the provisions of said 
chapter, may change its name, increase or decrease its capital 
stock, or amend its articles of association, by a majority vote of 
such corporation, at a meeting duly called for that purpose, by 
recording a certified copy of such vote in the office of the secre- 
tary of state and in the office of the clerk of the town or city in 
this state which is its principal place of business." 
[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 50. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TAKING OF FUR-BEARING ANIMALS. 



Section 
1. Unlawful to set trap on land not 
owned or occupied by person set- 
ting. 



Section 

2. Punishment. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to set or arrange umawfuito set 



_ _ _ ^ trap on land not 

any trap upon any land of which he is not the owner or lesrai owned or occu- 

^ i. i. ^ o pied bv person 

occupant. setting. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating any of the provisions of this punishment. 
act shall upon conviction thereof be punished by a fine not 
exceeding twenty-five dollars, or by imprisonment not exceeding 
sixty days, or both. 

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

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



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Chapter 51. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 51. 

AN ACT REGULATING THE MAINTENANCE OF PARKS OR PLEASURE 
GROUNDS BY RAILROADS AND STREET RAILWAYS. 



Section 

1. Kailroads and street railwaj's may 

acquire and bold land for park or 
pleasure ground. 

2. Admission fee may be charged ; 

regulations to be prescribed. 



Section 

3. Punisliment for violation of regula- 

tions. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Railroads and Section 1. Wltli the conseiit of the railroad commissioners, 
mlT/acquile^a^id ^1^^ upoH such terms Es thej may approve, raih'oads and street 
parkor°pie'*a'sure ^'^ilwajs ma}' accjuire, by lease or purchase, suitable lands, and 
ground. may continue to hold such lands as have been acquired before 

the passage of this act, and convert and maintain the same, as a 
part of their system, into parks and pleasure grounds for the 
accommodation and recreation of the public. Such lands may 
be properly inclosed, and suitable buildings and structures may 
be erected and maintained thereon, for the convenience, enter- 
tainment, and comfort of the public. 
Admission fee Sect. 2. Evcry railroacl and street railway maintaining a park 
^guiations to%e <^r placc of rcsort may charge a reasonable fee for admission 
prescribed. thcrcto, aud shall prescribe suitable rules and regulations for the 
conduct and government thereof, which, when approved by the 
railroad commissioners in writing, and when printed copies 
thereof shall have been posted in and about said park or 
place of resort, shall be respected and obeyed by all persons 
entering upon said premises, or frequenting the same. 

Sect. 3. Any person who shall violate any of the rules and 
regulations established for the government of any railroad and 
street railway park or place of resort, which shall have been 
established in accordance with the provisions of section 2 of this 
act, shall be guilty of a misdemeanor, and upon conviction 
thereof shall be fined not exceeding fifty dollars, or [punished] 
by imprisonment not exceeding thirty days, or by both such 
fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take efifect from and after its passage. 
[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



Punishment for 
violation cf reg 
ulations. 



Takes effect on 



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Chapter 52. 



45 



CHAPTER 52. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE TOWNS AND CITIES TO GRANT RELIEF TO 
DISABLED MEMBERS OF THEIR FIRE DEPARTMENTS IN CERTAIN 

CASES. 



Section 

1. Town or city may vote money for re- 

lief of fireman disabled in dis- 
charge of dutj'. 

2. May grant pension for permanent 

disubilitj'. 



Section 

3 May assume funeral expenses. 

4 Act applies in what cases. 



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



Section 1. Any town, at u legal meeting, or city, by its ^own^^or^cky^^^ 
city councils, may appropriate, grant, and vote money for tbcforreiief of fire- 
relief of any member of the fire department of such town orcii-schargeof 
city who shall become disabled by accident in the discharge ot*^"*^' 
his duty in aiding to extinguish any fire or conflagration in such 
town or city, providing that such disabled member of the firu 
department is not receiving any other compensation from sucli 
town or city during the continuance of the disabilities so 
incurred. 

Sect. 2. In case any member of the fire department of anvgfo^fjrp'e^f''" 
town or city, in the discharge of his duty, as set forth in section jnatient uisabii- 
1 of this act, shall, by accident, as set forth in said section, 
become permanently disabled from the performance of manual 
labor, such town or city may grant such disabled member of the 
fire department such monthly relief, not exceeding twenty 
dollars per month, as a pension during the continuance of such 
inability to perform manual labor. 

Sect. 3. In case any member of the fire department of any f^^^^ 
town or city, in the discharge of his duty, as set forth in section penses. 
1 of this act, or in going to or returning from a fire, shall be 
accidentally killed, or receive injuries which shall result in death 
within sixty days from the date of said accident, the town or 
city to whose fire department such deceased member belonged, 
by its selectmen or mayor, may assume the burial expenses of 
such deceased member to the extent of one hundred dollars. 

Sect. 4. The provisions of this act shall apply in all cases what cale^s*.'" 
where members of the fire department are acting under the 
authority and direction of the chief of the fire department of 
such town or city, or other legally authorized oflicer of such 
department. 

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



assume 
fuueral ex- 



46 



Chapters 53, 54. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 53. 

AN ACT CONFERRING AUTHORITY ON THE FISH AND GAME COMMIS- 
SIONERS TO CLOSE PONDS AND LAKES AGAINST FISHING THROUGH 
THE ICE. 



Section 
1. Fish and game commissioners may 
proliibit fishing through ice for not 
exceeding five years ; expense of 
hearing. 



Section 
■2. Act subject to P. S., c. 130, ss. 4, 5. 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Fish and game 
cominissioners 
may prohibit 
fishing through 
ice for not ex- 
ceeding five 
years; expense 
of heariiig. 



Act subject to P. 
S.,c. 130,w.4, 5 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The fish and game commissioners are hereby 
authorized to prohibit the taking of fish through the ice from 
any of the public waters of the state for a period not exceed- 
ing five years, whenever it shall appear to them, by petition or 
otherwise, reasonable and proper to close the same. In all cases 
when there is a hearing, those petitioning or asking for the 
hearing shall defray the expenses thereof. 

Sect. 2. This act shall be subject to the provisions of sections 
4 and 5 of chapter 130 of the General [Public] Statutes, except 
as to the period of closing. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take efl:ect on its passage. 

[Approved March 11, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 54. 

AN ACT LIMITING THE NUMBER OF LINES TO BE USED WHEN FISH- 
ING THROUGH THE ICE. 



Section 
1. In fishing 
to five. 



through ice, lines limited 



Section 

2. Punishment for violation. 

3. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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

Section 1. It shall be unlawful for any person to use, or have 
throughfce, in use, except in tide waters within the state, more than five 
Mnes limited to \\y^Q^^ ^N\{\i ouc siuglc hook ou eacli line, when fishing through 
the ice. 



1897.] 



Chapter 55. 



47 



Sect. 2. Any person violatino; the provisions of this act shall ^.""'f.^™^''* fo"" 

•, n 1 i"np 1 ? T. o 1 Violation. 

be lined two dollars tor each and every line in excess ot nnmber 

mentioned in section 1. 

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

[Approved March 11, 1897.] '' 



CHAPTER 55. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PROVINCIAL RECORDS. 



Section 

1. Records of provincial courts to be re- 

moved to state library building. 

2. Sufficient room for same to be set 

apart in library vaults. 



Section 

3. Certified copies of records 

4. Expense of removal. 



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



Section 1. The records of all the courts of the province of Records of pro- 
New Hampshire prior to the time said province was divided into 7'""='*' '=°"ftf '" 

1.1. 1. Qg r8mov6<l to 

counties shall be removed by the secretaiy of state from the state library 
county records building in Exeter to the state library building ^"''*^'°^' 
in Concord within one year from the passage of this act. 

Sect. 2. The trustees of the state library shall set apart for sufficient room 
the use of the secretary of state sufficient room in the vaults opoT&^vn^to be 

1 T 1 /• T . f^• p • 1 - set apart in 

the state library lor the convenient nling away ot said records, library vaults. 

Sect, 3. The secretary of state, whenever requested and paid certified copies 
for so doing, shall furnish copies of any of said records, and such °^ ''^''°'''^^- 
copies, when certitied by the secretary or his deputy and 
authenticated by the seal of the state, shall be evidence in like 
manner as the originals. 

Sect. 4. The necessary expense of removing said records, not Expense of re- 
to exceed the sum of two hundred dollars, shall be allowed by™*""*'- 
the governor and paid by the state treasurer. 

[Approved March 11, 1897.] 



48 Chapters 56, 57. [1897. 



CHAPTER 56. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO SPECIAL RAILROAD COMMISSIONERS. 



Sectiox 
]. Repeal of certain acts provicliag for 
special railroad commissioners. 



Section 
2. Takes effect December 31, 1897. 



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

Repeal of cer- SECTION 1. Sectioii 3 of chaptei' 6 of the private acts of the 
ing"fors*pecTaV Laws of 1841, ill relatloii to the appointment and duties of a 
miisfoners.'"' spccial raih'oad commissioner for the Boston & Maine raib'oad, 
and sectioii 5 of chapter 2161 of the Laws of 1858, in relation to 
the appointment and duties of a special railroad commissioner 
for the Peterborough & Shirley Railroad Company, be and are 
hereby repealed. 
Tabes effect Dec. Sect. 2. This act shall take etlect December 31, 1897. 
' ■ [Approved March 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 57. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 27 OF THE LAWS 
PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1895, RELATING TO STREET RAILWAYS. 

Section j section 

1. Reduction in amount of capital re- | 2. Takes effect on passage, 

quired for street railway corpora- | 

tions. ! 

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

Reauctionin SECTION 1. That scctioii 3, chapter 27 of the Laws of 1895, be 

tai required for amciided as follows : In the twelfth line of said sectioii 3 strike 
corporations?' out thc word " slx " and insert in place thereof the word " three," 
and in the fourteenth line of said section strike out the word 
" ten" and insert in place thereof the word "five," so that said 
section as amended shall read as follows : " Sect. 3. Corpora- 
tions, for the purpose of constructing, maintaining, and operat- 
ing street railways, may be created and organized in the mode 
prescribed in sections 1 to 20, inclusive, of chapter 156 of the 
Public Statutes, all the provisions of which, except as herein 



1897.] Chapter 58. 49 

modified, are hereby made applicable to all such corporations ; 
and the question whether the public good requires the proposed 
street railway, and whether the public good requires that it 
shall be built on the proposed route, which shall be specifically 
set forth in the petition to the court, shall be determined in the 
manner provided in sections 8 to 13, inclusive, of said chapter 
156. The capital stock of such corporations, to be paid in cash, 
shall not be less than three thousand dollars for each mile of the 
proposed railroad if the gauge thereof is to be three feet or less, 
and not less than five thousand dollars each mile if the gauge 
is to be more than three feet. It shall be divided into shares of 
one hundred dollars each." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi:ect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 58. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE SALARIES OF THE JUDGE AND REGISTER 
OF PROBATE FOR ROCKINGHAM COUNTY. 



Section 
1. Salaries increased. 



Section 
2. RepeaUng clause; act takes eflect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. The annual salary of the iudge of probate for the s*'*"«f i°- 

^ ^ C'r6£lS6Q • 

county of Rockingham shall be one thousand dollars, and the 
annual salary of the register of probate for said county shall 
hereafter be twelve hundred dollars, to be payable at the same 
time and in the same manner as they are now payable. 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are Repealing 
hereby repealed, and this act shall take efiect upon its passage, take^effecton 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] p"^^^^"- 



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Chapters 59, 60. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 59. 

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



Section 

1. Selectmen to maintain fence around 

public burial places. 

2. Town to pay expense. 

3. Penalty for trespasses by stock on 

public burial place. 



Section 

4. Eemedy for non-compliance of select- 

men. 

5. Repealing clause. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House 
Court convened: 



}f Representatives in General 



Selectmen to 
tnaintain fence 
around public 
burial places. 



Town to pay ex- 
pense. 



Penalty for 
trespasses by 
stock in public 
burial place. 



Remedy for 
non-compliance 
of selectmen. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Section 1. It shall be the duty of the board of selectmen of 
towns to provide and maintain around all public burial places of 
the dead a good and sufficient fence, to supply the same with 
necessary gates. 

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

Sect. 3. If any stock is found trespassing upon such burial 
places, the owner thereof shall be subject to pay a fine 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 
the provisions of this act, any citizen ot 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 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 60. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL AN ACT ENTITLED ''AN ACT RELATING TO BUILDING 
AND LOAN ASSOCIATIONS ACTING UNDER SPECIAL CHARTERS," 
PASSED AT THE JANUARY SESSION, 1895. 



Section 1. Laws 1895, c. 80, repealed. 



Laws 1895, c. 80, SECTION 1. Chapter 80 of the laws of 1895 is hereby repealed, 
repealed. [Approved March 16, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 61, 62. 



51 



CHAPTER 61. 

AN ACT IX RELATION TO THE PROPER CARE OF HIGHWAYS, STREETS, 
AND PUBLIC PLACES. 



Section Section 

1. Articles likely lo injure feet or rub- 2. Punishment. 

ber tires not to be put in public Takes effect on passage, 
places. 

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

Section 1. Xo person shall put or place, or cause to be put or Articles iikeiy 
placed in or upon any higliwav, street, square, lane, alley, or other rubber Tirea^ not 
public place in any city or town in the state, any ashes, glass, pubu^lfi^ea. 
crockery, scrap iron, nails, tacks, or any other articles which 
would be liable to injure the feet of children or animals, or the 
tires of bicycles or other vehicles which have wheels with rubber 
or pneumatic tires. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating the provisions of the preceding Punishment, 
section shall be liable to a fine not exceeding twenty dollars for 
each ofi:ense. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 62. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 189 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES, ENTITLED " INVENTORY AND ACCOUNTS," AS AMENDED 
BY SECTION 8, CHAPTER 67 OF THE LAWS OF 1893. 

Section 1. Administrator's inventory of savings bank deposit to state amount due at 
date of last dividend, less withdrawals since. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 189 of the Public Statutes is Administrators 
hereby amended by striking out the amendment thereto passed saSs^ank 
at the January session, 1893, and by adding after the words ^Xmt due at* 
" due thereon " the words " less any withdrawals since that date," '^^^^ o^ last dir- 
so that said section when amended shall read : "■' Section 1, dJ-lwais^sfnc". 
Every administrator, within three months after his appointment, 



52 



Chapter 63. 



[1897. 



shall return to the probate office, under oath, a full, true, and 
itemized account of all the estate of the deceased which has 
come to his knowledge. The inventory shall contain a descrip- 
tion of the real estate ; a correct schedule of all goods, chattels, 
stocks, bonds, and other effects of the deceased ; of all notes, 
with their dates and terms of payment, and the date and amount 
of each endorsement thereon ; of all deposits in savings banks, 
with the name and location of each bank, the number of each 
book, the date of the last dividend, and the whole amount then 
due thereon, less any withdrawals since that date ; and a list and 
description of his other written evidences of debt." 
[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 63. 

AN ACT TO REGULATE THE LICENSING AND REGISTRATION OF PHYSI- 
CIANS AND SURGEONS. 



Section 

1. Physicians and surgeons to be regis- 

tered, etc. 

2. Boards of medical examiners, how 

appointed. 

3. Commissions; oathofoflSce; powers. 

4. Regent of boards. 

5. Expenses. 

6. Organization; quorum; powers of 

committees. 

7. Qualifications of candidates for ex- 

amination. 

8. Preparation of examination papers. 



Section 

9. Examinations; report of result. 

10. Licenses to practice; indorsement 

of licenses obtained elsewhere, or 
of diplomas, when equivalent to li- 
cense. 

11. Exemptions from application of act. 

12. Punishment for offenses against act. 

13. Registration of persons practicing 

in state prior to act, 

14. First meeting of boards. 

15. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Physicians and 
surgeons to be 
registered, etc. 



Boards of med- 
ical examiners, 
how appointed. 



Section 1. No person shall hold himself out to the public as 
a physician and surgeon, or advertise as such, or use the title of 
M. D. or Dr. (or any title which shall show or tend to show that 
the person using the same is a practitioner of any of the branches 
of medicine) in New Hampshire, after September 1, 1897, unless 
previously registered and authorized, or unless licensed and reg- 
istered as required by this chapter; nor shall any person practice 
medicine and surgery whose authority to practice is suspended 
or revoked by the regent of a state board. 

Sect. 2. Within sixty days after the passage of this act, the 
governor and council shall appoint three separate state boards 
of medical examiners, of five members each, so appointed that 
the term of office of one member shall expire each year, and the 



1897.] Chapter 63. 63 

members thereafter appointed shall hold office five years, or until 
their successors are appointed and qualified. One board shall 
represent the New Hampshire Medical Society, one the New 
Hampshire Homeopathic Medical Society, and one the New 
Hampshire Eclectic Society. Each of these three societies shall 
nominate annually twice the number of examiners to be ap- 
pointed in that year on the board representing it. The names of 
such nominees shall be annually transmitted under seal by the 
president and secretary to the governor and council, who shall 
appoint from such lists the examiners required to form the boards 
and to fill any vacancy that may occur from expiration of office 
or otherwise. Each nominee, before appointment, shall furnish 
to the governor and council satisfactory proof that he has 
received the degree of doctor of medicine from some registered 
medical school, and that he has legally practiced medicine in 
this state for at least five years. If no nominees are presented 
from a society to the governor and council, they may appoint 
from members in good standing in such society without restric- 
tion. The governor and council, upon recommendation of the 
board, may remove any examiner for misconduct, incapacity, or 
neglect of duty. 

Sect, 3. Every medical examiner shall receive a commission commiBsions; 
of appointment from the state, and before beginning his term of po^weri"^'^^' 
office shall file with the secretary of state the constitutional oath 
of office. Each board, or any member thereof, may take testi- 
mony and proofs concerning all matters within its jurisdiction. 
Each board may make any by-laws and rules, not inconsistent 
with law% necessary in performing its duties. 

Sect. 4. The superintendent of public instruction, ex oj^cfo, Regent of 1^^.--'^ 
shall be the regent of the state boards of medical examiners, 
and shall perform such duties as are herein specified. 

Sect. 5. From the fees provided by this act, the regent may Expenses, 
pay all proper expenses incurred by its provisions, except com- 
pensation to medical examiners ; and any surplus at the end of 
any year shall be apportioned equally among the three boards ; 
and the state shall not pay the expenses of said boards, or either 
of them, or compensate them, or either of them, for services 
rendered under their commissions. 

Sect. 6. Each board shall annually elect from its members a organization; 
president and a secretary for the year, and shall hold one or of co^itte°e1?'" 
more meetings each year pursuant to call of the regent, who may 
also call joint meetings of the three boards or of their officers. 
At any meeting a majority shall constitute a quorum ; but ques- 
tions prepared by the boards may be grouped and edited, or 
answer papers of candidates may be examined and marked by 
committees duly authorized by the boards. 

Sect. 7. The regent shall admit to examination any candi- Qualifications of 
date who pays a fee of $10 and submits satisfactory evidence, examfnauon*!'^ 
verified by oath, if required, that he 

I. Is more than twenty-one years of age ; 

II. Is of good moral character ; 



54 



Chapter 63. 



[1897. 



Preparation of 

examination 

papers. 



Examinations ; 
report of result. 



III. Has graduated from a registered college or satisfactorily 
completed a full course in a registered academy or high school ; 
or had a preliminary education considered and accepted by the 
regent as fully equivalent ; 

IV. Has studied medicine not less than four full school years 
of at least nine months each, including four satisfactory courses 
of at least six months each, in four different calendar years, in a 
medical college registered as maintaining at the time a satisfac- 
tory standard. The regent shall accept as the equivalent for any 
part of the third and fourth requirements evidence of five or 
more years' reputable practice, provided that such substitution 
be specified in the license ; 

v. Has either received the degree of bachelor or doctor of 
medicine from some registered medical school, or a diploma or 
license conferring full right to practice medicine in some foreign 
country. 

Students who matriculate in a New Hampshire medical school 
before January 1, 1898, on the prescribed study of medicine, 
shall be exempt from this preliminary education requirement. 

Sect. 8. Each board shall submit to the regent, as required, 
lists of suitable questions for thorough examinations in anatomy, 
physiology and hygiene, chemistry, surgery, obstetrics, pathology 
and diagnosis, and therapeutics, including practice and materia 
medica. From these lists the regent shall prepare question 
papers for all these subjects, which at any examination shall be 
the same for all candidates, except that in therapeutics, practice, 
and materia medica^ all the questions submitted to any candidate 
shall be chosen from those prepared by the board selected by 
that candidate, and shall be in harmony with the tenets of that 
school as determined by its state board of medical examiners. 

Sect. 9. Examinations for license shall be given at Concord 
in this state, an4 at least t^vice annually, and shall be exclusively 



in 



writmg 



and in English. Each examination shall be con- 
ducted by the regent or a competent examiner appointed by him, 
who shall not be one of the medical examiners. At the close of 
each examination the regent or examiner in charge shall deliver 
the questions and answer papers to the board selected by each 
candidate, or to its duly authorized committee, and such board, 
without unnecessary delay, shall examine and mark the answers 
and transmit to the regent an official report, signed by its presi- 
dent and secretary, stating the standing of each candidate in 
each branch, his general average, and whether the board rec- 
ommends that a license be granted. Such report shall include 
the questions and answers, and shall be filed in the public rec- 
ords of the regent. If a candidate fails on first examination, he 
may, after not less than six months' further study, have a second 
examination without fee. If the failure is from illness or other 
cause satisfactory to the boards they may waive the required six 
months' study. 



1897.] Chapter 63. 55 

Sect, 10. On receiving from a state board an official report ^;°^['i'g^/. *? 
that an applicant has successfully passed the examinations and is ^orsement of 

^ 1 -, r' T ii Jill- ,!• !• liceuses obtained 

recommended tor hcense, the regent shall issue to him a license euewhere or of 
to practice medicine. Every license shall be issued by the re- equ°v?ient'to*'' 
gent under seal and shall be signed by each acting medical ex- '''''"'^^• 
aminer of the board selected and by the regent, and shall state 
that the licensee has given satisfactory evidence of fitness as to 
age, character, preliminary and medical education, and all other 
matters required by law, and that after full examination he 
has been found properly qualified to practice. Applicants 
examined and licensed by other state examining boards regis- 
tered by the regent as maintaining standards not lower than 
those provided by this chapter, and applicants who matriculate 
in a Xew Hampshire medical school before January 1, 1898, and 
who receive the degree M. D. January 1, 1903, may, without 
further examination, on payment of |5 to the regent and on sub- 
mitting such evidence as may be required, receive an indorse- 
ment of their licenses or diplomas conferring all rights and priv- 
ileges of a regent license issued after examination. 

Before any license is issued it shall be numbered and recorded 
in a book kept in the regent's office, and its number shall be 
noted in the license. This record shall be open to public inspec- 
tion, and in all legal proceedings shall have the same weight as 
evidence that is given to a record of conveyance of land. 

Sect. 11, This chapter shall not be construed to aftect com- Exemptions 
missioned medical officers serving in the United States army, jr^t^^ "'^^'^^ 
navy, or marine hospital service, while so commissioned, or any 
one while actually serving on the resident medical staft' of any 
legally incorporated hospital, or any legally registered den- 
tist exclusively engaged in practicing dentistry ; or any manu- 
facturer of artificial eyes, limbs, or orthopedic instruments or 
trusses in fitting such instruments on persons in need thereof; or 
any lawfully qualified physician in other states or countries 
meeting legally registered physicians in this state in consulta- 
tion ; or any physician residing on a border of a neighboring 
state and duly authorized under the laws thereof to practice 
medicine therein, whose practice extends into this state, and who 
does not open an office or appoint a place to meet patients or re- 
ceive calls within this state ; or to the regular or family physi- 
cians of persons not residents of this state, when called to attend 
them during a temporary stay in the state, or to the hotel physi- 
cian regularly employed by the landlord of the summer hotel in 
the care of his guests or employees ; neither shall the provisions 
of this act apply to clairvoyants or to persons practicing hypnot- 
ism, magnetic healing, mind cure, massage. Christian science, so 
called, or any other method of healing, if no drugs are employed 
or surgical operations are performed ; provided such persons do 
not violate any of the provisions of this act in relation to the use 
of M, D, or the title of doctor or physician. 

Sect. 12. Any person who, not being then lawfully authorized Punishment for 

,.''.'- • 1 • -I • 1 • 1 T offenses against 

to practice medicine within this state and so registered according act. 



56 



Chapter 63. 



[1897. 



Registration of 
persons practic- 
ing in state 
prior to act. 



First meeting 
«f boards. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



to law, shall hold himself out to the public as a physician and 
surgeon, or advertise as such, within this state, without lawful 
registration or in violation of any provision of this chapter ; and 
any person who shall buy, sell, or fraudulently obtain any medi- 
cal diploma, license, record, or registration, or who shall aid or 
abet such buying, selling, or fraudulently obtaining, or who shall 
practice medicine under cover of any medical diploma, license, 
record, or registration illegally obtained, or signed or issued un- 
lawfully or under fraudulent representations or mistake of fact 
in a material regard ; and any person who shall append the let- 
ters M. D. to his or her name ; or shall assume or advertise the 
title of doctor (or any title which shall show or tend to show 
that the person assuming or advertising the same is a practi- 
tioner of any of the branches of medicine) in such a manner as 
to convey the impression that he or she is a legal practitioner of 
medicine, or of any of its branches, without having legally re- 
ceived the medical degree, or without having received a license 
which constituted at the time an authority to practice medicine 
under the laws of this state then in force, shall be guilty of a mis- 
demeanor, and on conviction thereof shall be punished by a fine 
of not more than $100, or imprisonment for three months, for the 
fi.rst offense ; and on the conviction of any subsequent ofiense, 
by a fine of not more than $250, or imprisonment for not lees 
than six months, or by both fine and imprisonment. 

Sect. 13. Every person who is a practitioner of medicine and 
surgery in this state prior to the passage of this act shall be, 
upon satisfactory proof thereof to the regent and upon the pay- 
ment of a fee of one dollar, entitled to registration ; and the said 
regent shall issue to him a certificate signed by himself and the 
chairman and secretary of such board of medical examiners as 
the applicant may elect ; and said certificate shall state the facts 
and the cause of said registration, and shall entitle the said per- 
son to practice medicine legally in'the state of New Hampshire. 

Sect. 14. The first meeting of the boards may be called by 
any one of the members by a notice in writing, stating the time 
and place of meeting, sent by mail to each of the other members 
at least one week prior thereto. 

Sect. 15. This act shall take efitect on its passage. 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 64. 



CHAPTER 64. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTIONS 4 AND 5 OF CHAPTER 222 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELATION TO NOTICE IN CERTAIN CASES, 



Section 
1. Order of notice in police court when- 
there has been no service on de- 
fendant, but it appears tliat per- 
sonal service can be made in this 
state. 



Section 
2. Proceedings on default after notice. 



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

Section 1. Section 4 of chapter 222 is hereby amended by P^^^r of notice 

-IT 1 1 I' \^ . -n, -111 1 'n ' in police court 

addino; thereto tlie tollowmo^ : ^^ iTovuied, however, that ir it ap- when there has 

..I... jy t'- j^ij 1 • 1 been no service 

pears to the justice ot a pohce court that personal service can be on defendant, 
made upon the defendant in this state, the said justice of said po- that'per^'sona? 
hce court may continue such action for at least tvventy-eisrht days «^''^'^? <=f°.^^ 

1-1 1 • PI • ^^n^f made in this 

and order personal service or such notice on the detendant tour- state, 
teen days at least before the date to which such action is contin- 
ued." 

Sect. 2. Strike out all of section 5 of said act, and insert in jeTauft^Lffer*"* 
lieu thereof the followina;, which shall be known as section 5 of notice, 
such act as amended : " If the defendant shall not appear at the 
time and place to which the action is continued, judgment shall 
be rendered on satisfactory evidence that notice has been posted 
or ofiven as ordered aforesaid, and execution shall issue thereon 
upon the plaintiff's filing with the justice a bond with sufficient 
sureties to the defendant to respond to the judgment, which the 
defendant may recover, upon a review of the action ; but if 
personal service has been given to said defendant, no bond is re- 
quired in said action on the part of the plaintifi!" 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



58 



\f 



Chapter 65. 



CHAPTER 65. 



[1897. 



AN ACT IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 91 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN 
RELATION TO SCHOOLHOUSES. 



Section 

1. Schoolhouse lots in city to be selected 

by school board, and purchased by 
same after appropriation by city 
councils. 

2. Plans for schoolhouse or change 



Section 

therein in citj' to be approved by 
school board; joint building com- 
mittee for new schoolhouse. 

3. Care and control of schoolhouses. 

i. Exemptions from application of act. 



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



Section 1. The school board of cities shall 



have sole power 
When said 



Schoolhouse lots 

'selected by ^ to sclcct aud purchase land for schoolhouse lots, 
pu^rchased'^by*"*^ board lias secured, by vote of the city councils, an adequate 
M™p^ritt^i^n w appropriation for the purchase of a specified lot at a specified 
city councils, pricc, tlicu Said board may make the purchase. 
Plans for school- Sect. 2. No schoolhousc shall be erected, altered, remodeled, 
therdn^ncu"/^ or changed in any city school district, unless the plans thereof 
b°y''schwrboard;have bccn previously submitted to the school board of that 
district and received its approval, and all new schoolhouses shall 
be constructed under the direction of a joint special committee, 
chosen in equal numbers by the city councils and the school 
board. 



joint building 
committee for 
new school- 
house. 



Care and control 
of schoolhouses. 



Exemptions 
from application 
of act. 



Sect. 3. Upon the completion of a new schoolhouse, the city 
councils shall, by vote, transfer it to the care and control of the 
school board. Whenever a schoolhouse shall no longer be 
needed for public school purposes, the school board shall re- 
transfer its care and control to the city. 

Sect. 4. The provisions of the three preceding sections shall 
not apply to the Union school district of the city of Concord, 
or to the Union school district in the city of Keene. 

[Approved March 17, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 66, 67. 



59 



CHAPTER 66. 



AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FISHING AND BATHING IN ROUND POND. 



Sectiok 
1. Bathing and fishing in Round pond 
prohibited. 



Section 

2. Punishment. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate arul House of Hepresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That no person shall bathe or fish in Round pond,B»t^^'^|^«^"^^«J> 
situated in the town of Barrington, and used by the city of pond prohibited 
Rochester as a source of water supply for domestic purposes. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating any provisions of this act shall Punishment. 
be fined not exceeding twenty dollars. 

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

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 67. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 3, CHAPTER 29 OF THE LAWS 
OF 1893, ENTITLED " AN ACT FOR THE CONSTRUCTION, IMPROVE- 
MENT, AND REPAIR OF HIGHWAYS AND BRIDGES IN TOWNS, AND 
IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 73 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES." 



Section 
1. Highway agents to act under direc- 
tion of selectmen. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Amend section 3, chapter 29 of the Laws of Highway agents 
1893, by inserting after the word "who," in the second line,d°rectiontf'" 
"under the direction of the selectmen," so that said section, as**"*^*^'""^"- 
amended, shall read as follows : " Section 3. At the annual elec- 
tion each town shall elect, by ballot, one or more, not exceeding 
three, highway agents, who, under the direction of the select- 
men, shall have charge of the construction and repair of all 
highways and bridges within the town, and shall have authority 
to employ the necessary men and teams, and purchase timber, 
plank, and other material for the construction and repair of 
highways and bridges ; and they may remove gravel, rocks, 



60 Chapter 68. [1897. 

or other materials from one part of the town to another, doing 
no damage to adjoining land, for the purpose of grading or other- 
wise repairing the same. Said agents shall be sworn to the faith- 
ful discharge of their duty, give bonds to the satisfaction of the 
selectmen, and be responsible to them for the expenditure of 
money and the discharge of their duties generally. The com- 
pensation of said agents shall be fixed by the town or selectmen, 
and they shall render to the selectmen monthly statements of 
their expenditures, and receive no money from the treasurer, 
only on the order of the selectmen." 

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

passage. [Approved March 18, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 68. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4, CHAPTER 156, PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE CAPITAL PER MILE OF RAILROADS 
ORGANIZED UNDER THE GENERAL LAW. 

Section 1. Reduction in amount of capital required for railroad corporation. 

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

Reduction in SECTION 1. The fourth section of chapter 156, Public Statutes, 
t^ required foi' IS hcrcby amcudcd by striking out the word " six " before 
railroad corpora. " thousand " iu thc sccoud line, and the word "fifteen" before 
" thousand " in the fourth line, and substituting in place thereof 
the words " five " and "ten" respectively, so that said section 
as amended shall read as follows : viz., " Sect. 4. The capital 
stock of the corporation shall not be less than five thousand dol- 
lars for each mile of the proposed railroad if the gauge thereof 
is to be three feet or less, and not less than ten thousand dollars 
each mile if the gauge is to be more than three feet. It shall be 
divided into shares of one hundred dollars each." 
[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 69, 70. 



61 



CHAPTEK 69. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 15 OF CHAPTER 90 OF THE 
PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO ELECTION OF OFFICERS OF SCHOOL X 
DISTRICTS. 



Section 
1. riovision for election of school 
district officers amended so as to 
require majority vote for clerk, 
school board, and treasurer. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. Section 15 of chapter 90 of the Public Statutes is Pr^ovuion^for 
hereby stricken out, and the followins; inserted in its place : Bchooi district 
"Sect. 15. The moderator shall be chosen by ballot, by a Bo^'aTto reTuIre''' 
plurality vote ; the clerk, school board, and treasurer shall be ^^^cferkjschooi 
chosen by ballot, by a majority vote. The moderator, clerk, and ^o^rd, and 
school board shall be sworn." 

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

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 70. 

AN ACT TO REPEAL SECTION 2 OF AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO 
REGULATE THE INVESTMENTS OF SAVINGS BANKS," PASSED AT 
THE JANUARY SESSION, 1895. 



Section 
1. La"ws 1S95, c. 114, s. 2, repealed; one 
who is cashier of naiional and 
treasurer of savings bank to give 
bond in double amount. 



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



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



Section 1. Section 2 of chapter 114 of the Laws of 1895 isLawsisos.c.iH. 
hereby repealed, and the following substituted therefor : " Sect. onewhoTs'^^a'sh- 
2. Whenever any person shall at the same time hold the posi- anV/re^sureTof 
tions of cashier of a national bank and treasurer of a savings ^^ll^^^^d^^ *" 
bank, he shall give bond in double the amount required by double amount, 
existing laws as treasurer of the savings bank." 

Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act J|^p®*"''e 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon its effect on passage. 
passage. 

[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



62 



Chapters 71, 72. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 71. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 156 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES 
RELATING TO THE FORMATION OF RAILROAD CORPORATIONS. 



Section 
1. Railroad corporations may mortgage 
property and franchises to secure 
bonds ; no bonds to be issued 
except as provided by l&yr. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Railroad corpo- SECTION 1. Chapter 156 of the Public Statutes is hereby 
mortgag'^prop. ameiicleci bj aclcliiig thcreto the following section: viz., "Sect. 
chuertosec^ure 46. Railroacl corporations, whether such companies are organ- 
to beVaaued ex^^ ^zed uudcr tMs act, or general laws, or special charter, may 
cept as provided mortgagc their property and franchises to secure the payment, 
^ *'^' of tlieir bonds, but no bonds shall be issued except in accord- 

ance with the provisions of existing laws." 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 72. 

AN ACT IN amendment OF CHAPTER 8 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 
1893, ENTITLED " AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A THIRD JUDICIAL DIS- 
TRICT IN THE COUNTY OF GRAFTON." 



Section 
1. Transitory actions in Tvhicli a party 
is inhabitant of southern judicial 
district of Grafton county may be 
brought in judicial district or 
county in which any party resides. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Transitory ac- 
tions in which a 
party is inhab- 
itant of southern 
judicial district 
of Grafton 



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

Court convened : 



Section 1. Transitory actions in which any one of the parties 
is an inhabitant of the southern judicial district of the county 
bmught'^u^judi- of Grafton may be brought in said district or in any other 
ciai district or iudicial dlstrlct or county in which any one of the other parties 

county in which J ./ ./ r 

any party re- reSldCS. 

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

Takes effect on [Approvcd March 23, 1897.] 



1897." 



Chapters 73, 74. 



63 



CHAPTER 73. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 1 OF CHAPTER 249 OF THE PUBLIC 
STATUTES OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, IN RELATION TO SPE- 
CIAL POLICE OFFICERS. 



Section i Section 

1. Special police officers to holfl office ' -2. Takes effect on passage, 
during pleasure of selectmen, or 
until successors are chosen or ap- 
pointed. I 

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

Section 1. Amend section 1 of chapter 249 of the Public ^pf^'*' police 

,^ 1 • 1 • n ,■> , 1 1 pj 1 1 / , 1 OEHcera to hold 

Statutes by striking out all ot the words alter the word " select- office during 
men" in the fourth line of said section 1, and inserting in place rectmen^o^/ until 
thereof the words, " or until their successors are chosen or W- chosen^or%- 
pointed," so that said section shall read as follows: " Chapter po'^'ed. 
249, section 1. The selectmen of a town, when they deem it 
necessary, may appoint special police ofhcers, one of whom may 
be superintendent, and they shall continue in office during the 
pleasure of the selectmen, or until their successors are chosen or 
appointed." 

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

[Approved March 23, 1897.] ^ '"'''^'' 



CHAPTER 74. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 17, CHAPTER 27 OF THE LAWS OF 
1895, ENTITLED, " AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE INCORPORATION, 
ORGANIZATION, AND REGULATION OF STREET RAILWAY COMPANIES, 
AND AUTHORIZING THE USE OF ELECTRICITY AS MOTIVE POWER BY 
EXISTING STEAM RAILROADS." 



Section 
1. street railway companies may mort- 
gage property and franchises to 
secure bonds. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage . 



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

oi -1 c^ • 1 — r> 1 ^»,/ii-i- r> . Street railwav 

Section 1. Section 1< ot chapter 2/ of the Laws of 1895 is companies may 
hereby amended by striking out the word '' and" in the second ^tffnffraT' 
line of said section and inserting in place thereof the following ^0^3.'° *''''"'^* 



64 Chapter 75. [1897. 

words : " May mortgage their property and franchises to secure 
the payment of their bonds, but," so that said section as amended 
shall read as follows : " Sect. 17. Street railway companies, 
w^hether such companies are organized under this act, or general 
laws, or special charter, may mortgage their property and fran- 
chises to secure the payment of their bonds, but, however author- 
ized to issue capital stock and bonds, shall hereafter issue only 
such amounts of stock and bonds as may from time to time, 
upon investigation by the board of railroad commissioners, be 
deemed and be voted by them to be reasonably requisite for the 
purposes for which such issue of stock or bonds has been author- 
ized. The said board shall announce a decision within thirty 
days from the date of the last hearing, upon the application of 
any street railway company for permission to issue such stock 
or bonds. The provisions of this section shall not apply to bonds 
already executed and in the hands of trustees under existing 
mortgages to secure the same." 

Takes effect on Sect. 2. Thls act sliall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. [Approvcd March 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 75. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE PROPERTY OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE 
OF AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS FROM TAXATION. 

Section | Section 

1. Exemption from taxation granted. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Court convened : 

Exemption from SECTION 1. That thc propcrty of the New Hampshire College 
**^*"'"'^'*°*^''- of Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts is hereby exempted from 

taxation. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
passage. [Approvcd March 23, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 76. 



65 



CHAPTER 76. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO HAWKERS AND PEDDLERS. 



Section 

1. Hawkers and peddlers to procure li- 

cense; exemptions. 

2. Secretary of state to issue license to 

one tiling certiticaie of good char- 
acter from mayor or selectmen. 
.3. License to name towns, with sums 
to be paid town treasurers ; fee of 
secretary; licensee may sell after 
payment to town treasurer; sums 
paid to be for use of town. 

4. Sums to be paid town treasurers. 

5. Special state licenses; fees; licensee 

may sell anywhere in state with- 
out other payment. 



Section 

6. Licenses good for one year; restric- 

tions; records. 

7. Licensee to show license, when ; pun- 

ishment for not showing; synopsis 
of this cliapter to be on license. 

8. Punishment of unlicensed peddler. 

9. Disabled soldiers and sailors ex- 

empt. 

10. Commercial agents selling only by 

sample exempt. 

11. Repealing clause; licenses now is- 

sued unaffected. 



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



Section 1. No person shall do any business as a hawker or Hawkers and 
peddler, or go about from town to town, or from place to place ^ureucens^r*'* 
in the same town, exposing for sale or selling any goods, wares, ®''®™p"°"^- 
or merchandise, other than provisions, agricultural implements, 
fruit trees and ornamental trees, vines, shrubs, books, newspa- 
pers, pamphlets, the products of his own labor or the labor of his 
family, and the product of his own farm or the one which he 
tills, the manufacturers of furniture and ladders excepted, until 
he shall have procured a license so to do as hereinafter pro- 
vided. 

Sect. 2. The secretary of state shall grant a license to go secretary of 
about exposing for sale and selling any goods, wares, or mer- nc^en8e''to o"ne 
chandise to any person who files in his office a certificate signed of'goo'd charac^ 
bv a mayor of a city or by a maiority of the selectmen of a town, ter from mayor 
stating to their best knowledge and belief that the applicant 
therein named is of good moral character; but such license shall 
be granted to no other person. The mayor of a city or the se- 
lectmen of a town, whenever application is made for such cer- 
tificate, shall forthwith act upon the same, and if in their judg- 
ment it should be issued to such applicant, shall at once issue 
the same. The mayor or selectmen aforesaid are hereby author- 
ized and empowered to administer oaths when sitting to deter- 
mine such applications. 

Sect. 3. The secretary of state shall cause to be inserted in License 
every license the names of such cities and towns as the applicant town*8?with 
selects, with the sums to be paid to the respective treasurers to^nt^r^asl^ew; 
thereof, as provided in the following section, and shall receive [l^fg^^g'^^^^^^.^^'yl 
from the applicant one dollar (§1.00) for each city and town so after payment'' 
inserted, which said sum shall be for the personal use of said sec- u°rer;Tumrpai.i 
retary for making out said license. Every person so licensed town.^°'' "^^''^ 



66 Chapter 76. [1897. 

may sell as aforesaid in any city or town named in his license 
any goods, wares, or merchandise (not prohibited by the laws of 
this state) upon first paying to the treasurer of such city or town 
the required sum, who shall certify on the face of such license 
the sum so paid ; and the sums paid to the treasurer of each city 
or town under the provisions of this act shall be for the use of 
such city or town. 
Sums to be paid Sect, 4. Every person licensed under the preceding section 
lulr"."^^*^" shall pay to the treasurer of each city or town mentioned in his 
license the sums following, before ottering or exposing for sale 
any goods, wares, or merchandise : For every town containing 
not more than one thousand inhabitants, according to the census 
next preceding the date of his license, five dollars ($5.00); for 
towns containing more than one thousand and less than two 
thousand inhabitants eight dollars ($8.00) : for towns containing 
more than two thousand and less than three thousand inhab- 
itants ten dollars ($10.00) ; and for every thousand inhabitants in 
excess of three thousand one dollar ($1.00). 
Special state Sect. 5. The sccrctary of state, upon conditions required in 

iicensee'may*' scctlou 2, sliall grant spccial state licenses upon the payment by ' 
'ti'te^uhout *"the applicant of fifty dollars ($50.00) for the use of the state as a 
other pay meut. gtatc liccnse fcc, and the further payment of the sum of two dol- 
lars ($2.00) for the personal use of the secretary for issuing such li- 
cense, and the person so licensed may do business as a hawker or 
peddler in any city or town in this state, and the person licensed 
under this section shall be required to pay no other license fees 
required by this act. 
Licenses good Sect. 6. All liccnses issued under the provisions of this act 
rtistruftiouT;' sliall bcar date the day they are issued and shall continue in 
records. force oue year. 'No such license shall be transferable, nor shall 

it give authority to more than one person to hawk or peddle, nor 
in any other way than in his own proper person; and no person 
shall be entitled to hold, or directly or indirectly receive the 
benefits of more than one license at the same time. The secre- 
tary of state and the several treasurers of cities and towns shall 
keep records of all such licenses upon which the sums herein 
provided have been paid to them, with the number of each, the 
names and residences of the persons licensed, and the sums re- 
ceived thereon, and all such records shall be open for public in- 
spection. 
Licensee to show Sect. 7. Evcry pcrsou liccnsed to pcddlc as hereinbefore pro- 
punL^hm'^nt'for vidcd, whcu hls Kceuse is demanded of him by & mayor, select- 
synop^siro^fu'iis "lau, aldcrmau, town or city treasurer, sheriff or his deputy, any 
chapter to be on constable Or police officer, or any person to whom he sells 
or offers or exposes for sale his goods, wares, or merchandise, 
shall forthwith exhibit the same, and if he neglect or refuse so 
to do he shall be liable to the same penalty as if he had no li- 
cense. A synopsis of this chapter shall be printed on each li- 
cense. 
Punishment of Sect. 8. Wlioevcr gocs from town to town, or from place to 

unlicensed -i • ^ , • f ^ • i* i 

peddler. placc lu the same town, carrying tor sale or exposing lor sale 



1897.] Chapter 77. 67 

any goods, wares, or merchandise contrary to the provisions of 
this chapter, shall be punished by a tine of not more than t\vo 
hundred dollars (-$200.00), or by imprisonment for not more than 
six months, or both. 

Sect. 9. Any soldier or sailor disabled in the war for the sup-^sawedsowiers 
pression of the rebellion, or by sickness or disability contracted empt. 
therein, or since his discharge from the service, shall be exempt 
from paying the license fees recpiired by this act. 

Sect. 10. The provisions of this act shall not apply to com-gge'^^^g'eTifng 
mercial agents selling goods by sample only. exlm^'t ^""^^^^ 

Sect. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are^^ ^^j. 
hereby repealed ; but the provisions of this act shall in no way clause: licenses 

n-' . ■> !• • t T ' n 1 • ii now issued un- 

aitect such licenses as are now issued and in lorce, during the re- affected, 
mainder of the time they have to run. 
[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 77. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 162 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN RELA- 
TION TO BANK COMMISSIONERS. 



Section 
1. Eeports under P. S., c. 162, s. S, to show 
condition last business day of June. 



Section 
'2. Annual report; -what to contain. 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Section 8 of chapter 162 of the Public Statutes is Reports under 
hereby amended by striking out the words, " on the first busi- to show condt ' 
ness day in July," and inserting in place thereof, "on the last^^y^f ju"g°®^^ 
business day in June," so that said section shall read : " The 
treasurers of all institutions under the supervision of the bank 
commissioners shall balance their books at the close of business 
on the last business day in June, and within fifteen days there- 
after shall make reports to the commissioners upon blanks fur- 
nished by them, showing the true condition of the institution at 
that time." 

Sect. 2. Chapter 162 of the Public Statutes is hereby amended Annual report, 
by striking out section 9 of said chapter and inserting in place "^'^ 
thereof the following: " Sect 9. The board shall file with the 
secretary of state, on or before the first day of December in each 
year their annual report, which shall contain a statement of the 
resources and liabilities of each institution under their supervis- 
ion, the amount of earnings of each institution between the dates of 
the examinations of the commissioners, or for a twelve months' pe- 
riod, as they may select, and the disbursements for the same pe- 
riod for taxes, expenses, and other charges, together with the 



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[1897. 



rate and amount of dividends paid during the same time. Said 
report shall also give the names of the treasurer and clerks of 
each institution, of the amount of the officers' bonds, the salary 
and compensation paid to each officer, and the kinds and amounts 
of stocks and bonds held by each institution, with the par value, 
book value, and the estimated value thereof, and the true con- 
dition of each institution. They shall make such recommenda- 
tions therein as they think will promote the public good." 
Takes effect on Sect. 3. This act shall take cffect upou its passagc. 
[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 78. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE 
MANNER OF CONDUCTING CAUCUSES AND ELECTIONS. 



Section 

1. Elections to which act applies ; " cau- 

cus " and "convention" defined 
for purposes of act. 

2. Caucuses. 

3. Contentions. 

4. Certificates of nomination. 

5. Nomination papers. 

6. Time of filing certificates of nomina- 

tion and nomination papers; fill- 
ing of vacancies. 

7. Nominations for city and ward offi- 

cers. 

8. Act may be adopted for tOTvn or city 

elections. 

9. Objections to certificates of nomina- 

tion and nomination papers; l)al- 
lot-law commissioners. 

10. Ballots, how prepared and what to 

contain. 

11. Number of ballots to be furnished; 

specimen ballots and cards of in- 
struction. 



Section 
12. Distribution of ballots to city and 
town clerks. 

Delivery of ballots to election offi- 
cers; cards of instruction to be 
posted; provisions in case ballots 
lost or destroyed. 

inspectors. 

Polling places; marking shelves; 
guard-rail ; ballot boxes. 

Voters; how admitted within rail 
and furnished ballot. 

Preparation of ballot by voter, and 
manner of voting. 

Counting of ballots. 

Assistance to voter unable to mark 
ballot; plurality to elect, in what 
cases; new ballot, in what cases 
and how conducted. 

Offenses against act; punishment 
therefor. 
21. Repealing clause. 



13. 



16. 



17. 



20. 



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

Elections to SECTION 1. Thc provisions of this act shall apply to all elec- 

phis^ ^cau^' tions held for the choice of electors of president and vice-presi- 
cus" and "con. (jgjjt; of the United States, representatives in congress and to the 

vention " de- , ' ^ ., . . m 

fined for pur- general court, governor, councilors, senators, county oincers, 
poses of act. ^^^^-j^ ^^^ ward and town officers chosen at biennial elections, and 
to any other election of national or state officers. 



1897.] Chapter 78. 69 

The word " caucus " as employed in this act shall mean a 
meeting of the legal voters of any political party assembled for 
the purpose of choosing delegates or for the nomination of can- 
didates for office. The word " convention " shall mean an as- 
sembly of delegates chosen at caucuses in accordance with the 
usage of any political party. 

Sect. 2. Any caucus of legal voters representing a political ^*"c"se8. 
party which at the biennial election next preceding polled at 
least three per centum of the entire vote of the state given in for 
governor, may choose delegates to conventions and may nomi- 
nate candidates for representative to the general court and can- 
didates for such town and ward officers as are chosen at biennial 
elections. 

Sect. 3. The nomination of a candidate in an electoral dis- conventious. 
trict containing more than one town or more than one ward of 
a city may be made by a convention, except as otherwise provided 
for the nomination of a candidate for mayor or other city officer. 

Sect. 4. Certificates of nominations made in accordance with certificates of 
the provisions of sections 2 and 3 of this act, shall contain ^|-,g °°°'™ '"''• 
name and residence of each candidate, the office for which he 
is nominated, and the political principles or party he represents, 
and shall be signed by the chairman and clerk of the caucus or 
convention, and when practicable such certificates of nomination 
shall be signed by each candidate, but the absence of the signa- 
ture of a candidate shall not invalidate a certificate of nomina- 
tion. 

Sect. 5. The nomination of a candidate may also be made by Nomination 
petition. Such petitions shall be styled nomination papers. 
Such nomination papers shall contain all the facts required in 
certificates of nominations, and shall be signed by such persons 
only as are qualified to vote at the election of the candidates 
named in the petition, and no voter shall sign more than one 
nomination paper for each officer to be voted for, and no nomi- 
nation paper shall contain the names of more candidates than 
there are offices to be filled. Such nomination papers shall be 
submitted to a majority of the supervisors of the check-list of the 
town or ward in which the signers reside, and they shall certify 
what number of the signatures are the names of legal voters in 
said town or ward. 

It shall require the names of one thousand legal voters to 
nominate by petition a candidate for governor or other candidate 
to be elected by the voters of the entire state, five hundred to 
nominate a candidate for representative in congress, two hun- 
dred and fifty to nominate a candidate for councilor, senator, or 
county or city officer, and fifty to nominate a candidate elected 
by the voters of a town or ward of a city. 

Sect. 6. Certificates of nomination and nomination papers T'"e of fiiinf 

C6riiric&t6S 01 

shall be filed with the secretary of state as follows : Thirty days nomination and 
prior to the day of election in case of candidates to be voted forpa^rs^ fimng 
by the voters of the entire state, sixteen days in case of nomina-"^ 
tions made by wards and cities, and twenty-three days in case 



vacancies. 



70 Chapter 78. [1897. 

of all other nominations. The number of clays herein given 
shall include Sundays, and shall end on the day before election 
at six o'clock in the afternoon. Provided^ however^ that in case 
of the death or resignation of a candidate whose nomination has 
been duly tiled with the secretary of state, the vacancy may be 
tilled in the same manner as the original nomination was made 
or by an executive committee representing the political party 
making the original nomination. The name so supplied for the 
vacancy shall be placed on the ballot instead of the name of the 
original candidate if the ballots have not been printed, or, if 
printed, new ballots containing the new nomination may be 
printed, if practicable. Proof of the resignation or death of a 
candidate shall be filed with such new nomination. 
^t™ind"ward*"^ Sect. 7. Candidates for mayor of a city and other candidates 
officers. voted for by the voters of the entire city, may be nominated by 

any party recognized by section 2 of this act, in a general city 
caucus, or by a convention of delegates from the several wards, 
or by a caucus held by each ward. Candidates for officers 
elected by the several wards may be nominated by ward cau- 
cuses. Provided, hoicever, that any party qualified to hold con- 
ventions may in caucus or convection or by its recognized 
political committee, make regulations concerning the manner ot 
holding such caucuses and conventions. 
Act may be Sect. 8. Towus, in the election of town officers chosen by 

town or city ballot, and cities holding their election on a day other than the 
elections. ^^^ of the bieuuial state election, in the choice of city and ward 

officers, may adopt the provisions of this act so far as they are 
applicable to town and city elections. In such cases the ballots 
shall be prepared by the town or city clerk, and printed at the 
expense of such town or city, and the time for filing certificates 
of nomination and nomination papers shall be at least six days 
prior to the day of election. Towns and cities having voted to 
adopt such provisions may rescind the vote by which they were 
adopted. 
Certificates of Sect. 9. Certificates of nomination made in accordance with 
jjomination and ^hc provlslous of sectious 2, 3, and 4 of this act, and nomination 
pars ; ballot-law papers made in accordance with the provisions of section 5 of 
°°'"""" this act, shall be regarded as valid and shall be received by the 
secretary of state, unless objection thereto is made in writing 
within three days succeeding six o'clock in the afternoon of the 
last day for the filing of such nominations. 

On or before the first day of September preceding a biennial 
election, the governor, with the advice of the council, shall ap- 
point two persons from the two difterent political parties casting 
the largest number of votes at the preceding biennial election, 
who, with the attorney-general, shall constitute a board of ballot- 
law commissioners. They shall meet at the office of the secre- 
tary of state on the Tuesday next succeeding the last daj- for 
filing nominations, and shall continue in session from day to day 
until all questions submitted have been heard and determined. 
They shall consider and decide all objections to the nomination 



commissioners. 



1897.] Chapter 78. 71 

of a candidate and all questions arising in case of nominations, 
and their decision shall be final. They shall receive such com- 
pensation for their services as shall be approved by the governor 
and the council. 

Sect. 10. Ballots for use in biennial elections and in all other ^^jiots, how 
elections for national and state ofiicers shall be prepared by the what to contain, 
secretary of state, and printed and delivered at the expense of 
the state. Every ballot shall contain the name and residence of 
each candidate who has been nominated in accordance with the 
preceding sections, and shall contain no other name except party 
a];»pellation and names of candidates for president and vice-pres- 
ident of the United States. In case a nomination is made by 
nomination papers, the words " nom. papers " shall be added to 
the party appellation. 

The names of candidates nominated by any party or by petition 
shall be arranged upon the ballot in perpendicular columns and 
the candidates of each party shall be printed in a separate col- 
umn. Provided, hoivever, that in case only a part of a full list of 
candidates is nominated under a political designation, two or 
more such lists may be arranged whenever practicable in the 
same column. 

Immediately above the name of each candidate shall be printed 
the political designation of the ofiice for which he is nominated, 
as " For Governor," " For Senator," and the like, and at the 
right of the name of each candidate and on the same line there 
shall be a square, except that in the case of electors of president 
and vice-president of the United States one square shall suffice 
for each group of electors. 

In the last or right hand column of each ballot there shall be 
no circle or device, but there shall be printed in the regular 
order the political designation of each office, as " For Governor," 
" For Senator," and the like, and beneath each designation there 
shall be left as many blank lines as there are persons to be elected 
to such ofiice. Above each column or list of candidates shall be 
printed in large plain letters the name of the political party b}^ 
which the candidates in such column were nominated. Above 
the party designation shall be printed a circle not less than three 
fourths of an inch in diameter, and such circle shall be sur- 
rounded by the following words printed in plain letters, " For a 
straight ticket make a cross (X) within this circle." 

Whenever the approval of a constitutional amendment or other 
question is submitted to the vote of the people, such question 
shall be printed upon the ballots after, or beneath, the lists of 
candidates. The ballots shall be so printed as to give to each 
voter an opportunity to designate by a cross mark (X) in a 
square his answer to the question submitted. 

The ballots shall be printed on plain white paper, in weight 
not less than that of ordinary printing paper, and there shall be 
no impression or mark to distinguish one ballot from another. 
The names of all candidates shall be printed in uniform type, 
and the ballots for each town or ward shall be so folded that 



72 Chapter 78. [1897: 

their width and length when folded shall be uniform. Upon the 
back of each ballot shall be printed, " Official ballot for," 
followed by the name of the town or ward for which the ballot 
is prepared, the date of the election, and a facsimile of the 
signature of the officer who prepares the ballot. 

Above each circle shall be placed an emblem or device desig- 
nating or distinguishing the political party assigned to that 
column. 

The device or emblem shall be selected by the secretary of 
state or other officer preparing the ballots for each political 
party represented upon the tickets, shall be diiFerent for each of 
such parties, and may be the representation of a star, an animal, 
an anchor, or any other appropriate symbol, but neither the 
coat of arms nor seal of any state, nor of the United States, the 
national flag, nor any religious emblem or symbol, nor the 
portrait of any person, nor a representation of a coin, or of the 
currency of the United States shall be chosen as a distinguish- 
ing emblem. 
NumbRr of bai- Sect. 11. Tlicre shall be furnished each town and ward at 
Dished; speci- eacli clcctiou couductcd under the provisions of this act, not less 
^Ms^of 'instruc- than sixty ballots for each fifty and fraction of fifty voters there- 
*''*°- in. The officer who prepares the ballots shall cause to be 

printed for each town and ward fifteen ballots, printed on tinted 
paper and without the facsimile indorsement, which shall be 
known as specimen ballots. These shall be forwarded as soon 
as printed to the clerk of the town or ward, who shall immediate- 
ly post five copies in the most public places in the town or ward. 
On the morning of the day of election he shall cause ten copies 
to be posted outside of the guard-rail in the room in which the 
election is held. The officer who prepares the ballots shall also 
prepare full instructions for the guidance of voters at such 
elections, as to obtaining ballots, the manner of marking 
them, the method of gaining assistance, and as to obtaining new 
ballots in place of those accidentally spoiled, and shall cause the 
same to be printed in clear type, on separate cards, to be called 
cards of instructions ; and he shall furnish a suitable number of 
the same to each town and ward. 
Distribution of Sect. 12. Thc sccrctary of state shall send in a sealed 
andfown clerks, package the ballots printed by him to the several city and town 
clerks, so as to be received by them twelve hours, at least, prior 
to the day of election. The same shall be marked on the 
outside, clearly designating the town or ward 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 
package, return receipts therefor to the secretary. The secre- 
tary shall keep a record of the time when and the manner in 
which the several packages were forwarded. 
Delivery of bai- g^(.rj, ^Q Thc scveral clty and town clerks shall deliver to 

lots to election -^ . pi -ii it 

officers;cardsof the election officers, before the opening 01 the polls on the day 
blfpoTted" p°ro- of any election under this chapter, the sealed package aforesaid. 
baik,ts' lostTr'' At the opening of the polls in each town or ward, the seal of 

destroyed . 



1897.] Chapter 78. 73 

the package shall be publicly broken by the ward or town clerk, 
and the ballots shall be delivered l>y him to the ballot clerks 
hereinafter provided for. The cards of instruction shall be 
immediately posted at or in each markinii; shelf or compartment 
provided in accordance with the provisions of this chapter for 
the marking of the ballots, and not less than three such cards 
shall be immediately posted in or about the polling room, 
outside the guard-rails. In case the ballots to be furnished to any 
town or ward, in accordance with the provisions of this chapter, 
shall fail for any reason to be duly delivered, or in case after 
delivery they shall be destroyed or stolen, it shall be the duty of 
the city or town clerk, as the case may be, to cause other ballots 
to be prepared substantially, as far as may be, in the form of the 
l)allots so wanting ; and upon receipt of such other l^allots from 
him, accompanied by a statement under oath that the same have 
been so prepared and furnished by him, and that the original 
ballots have so failed to be received or have been so destroyed 
or stolen, the election officers shall cause the ballots so substi- 
tuted to be used in lieu of the ballots wanting, as above. 

Sect. 14. The mayor and board of aldermen of each city, i^^spectors. 
and the selectmen of each town, at some time between the first 
and tenth day of October preceding the biennial election, shall 
appoint as additional election officers, to act with the clerk, 
moderator, and the selectmen at each polling place, four inspec- 
tors. Such officers shall be qualified voters at the said polling 
place, and shall be appointed from the two political parties which 
cast the largest number of votes for governor in the state at the 
biennial election next preceding their appointment, and two of 
the inspectors shall be of a different political faith from that of 
the clerk and the other inspectors. The aforesaid appointments 
shall be made from nominations of caucuses of the two 
parties above named, holden by the ward or town, provided 
such nominations were made on or before the first day of Octo- 
ber. If any appointment shall not be made within the specified 
time, then, on the application of six qualified voters, a justice of 
the supreme court shall appoint. Each of said officers shall be 
sworn to the faithful performance of his duties, and shall hold 
office for two years from the first daj' 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 chapter, the selectmen shall appoint some person qualified 
as aforesaid to fill said office, and the said appointment shall be 
made from nominations of aforesaid caucuses, or, in the absence 
of such nominations, then from similar nominations of the ward 
or town executive committee of the two parties above named, 
provided such nominations are made. 

Two of the inspectors, one from each of the two political 
parties above named, shall be detailed by the moderator at the 
opening of the polls to act as ballot clerks. They shall have the 



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[1897. 



Polling places ; 
marking 
shelves : guard- 
rail ; ballot- 
boxes. 



Voters : how 
admitted within 
rail and fur- 
nished ballot. 



charge of the ballots therein and shall furnish them to the 
voters in the manner herein set forth. A duplicate check-list of 
the qualified voters shall be prepared for the use of the ballot 
clerk, and all the provisions of law relative to the preparation, 
furnishing, and preservation of check-list^ shall apply to such 
duplicate list. 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 19 of this 
act. 

Sect. 15. The selectmen in the diiferent wards and towns 
shall prepare the polling places, or booths therein, and shall 
cause the same to be suitably provided with marking shelves 
or compartments at or in Avhich voters may conveniently mark 
their ballots, so that in the marking thereof they may be 
screened from the observation of others ; and a guard-rail shall 
be so constructed and placed that only such persons as are inside 
said rail can approach within six feet of the ballot-box and of 
such marking shelves or compartments, or within 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-five 
voters qualified to vote at such polling place, and there shall not 
in any case be less than four of these marking shelves or com- 
partments at any polling place. No persons other than the 
election oflicers and the voters, admitted as hereinafter provided, 
sliall be permitted within said rail except by authority of the 
election ofiacers, 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 ballots. Cities and town shall provide suitable 
ballot-boxes, which shall be used at all elections therein. At the 
opening of the polls, and before any election under this chapter, 
the ballot-box shall be publicly opened and shown to be empty, 
and the election officers shall ascertain that fact by a personal 
examination of the ballot-box. 

Sect. 16. Any person desiring to vote shall, before being 
admitted within the guard-rail, give his name 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 
said name. The voter, unless challenged, shall then be 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 mark- 
ing shelves or compartments provided shall be allowed in said 
inclosed space at one time ; but this number shall not include 
any voter Avho is engaged in the act of depositing his ballot in 



1897.] Chapter 78. ' 75 

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 immediately marked "canceled" by the ballot 
clerk, and; togethei -vv-th those i:ct distrihuted to the voters, 
shall be preserved. 

Sect. 17. On receipt of his ballot, the voter shall forthwith, ^XtTy Toter, 
and without leaving the inclosed space, retire alone to one ofandmaunerof' 
the voting shelves or compartments, and shall prepare his ballot as ''° '°^' 
follows : He may place a cross ( X ) Avithin the circle above the 
party name or designation, in which case his vote shall be counted 
for all the persons named in the column under such party or des- 
ignation. In case a voter desires to vote for a candidate whose 
name is not printed under the circle in Avhich he has marked, he 
shall erase or cancel the name of the candidate in such column 
for whom he refuses to vote, and may vote for the candidate of 
his choice by marking a cross (X) in the square opposite the name 
of such candidate, or by writing in the name of the person for 
whom he desires to vote in the right-hand column prepared for 
the purpose. In such case the vote so marked in the square, or 
so inserted in the right-hand column, shall be counted, and such 
ballot shall not be counted for the candidate for the same office 
whose name is erased. Unless canceled or erased, all names in 
the party columns under the circle marked by the voter shall be 
counted, to the exclusion of all others. One mark in the square 
opposite the names of candidates for electors of president and 
vice-president shall be counted as a vote for each. Provided, 
however, that a voter may omit to mark in any circle, and may 
vote for one or more candidates by marking a cross (X) in the 
square opposite the names, or he may insert the names of the 
candidates of his choice in the blank or right-hand column, and 
such votes shall be counted. In case of a question submitted to 
the vote of the people, the voter may mark in the appropriate 
square a cross (X) against the answer which he desires to give. 

Before leaving the voting 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, and he shall keep 
the same so folded until he has voted. He shall immediately 
give his name to the w^ard or town clerk, wdio shall likewise 
repeat the same and place a check mark against it on his check- 
list. The voter shall forthwith present his ballot with the official 
indorsement uppermost to the moderator, wdio shall then deposit 
the same in the ballot-box. He shall mark and deposit his ballot 
without undue delay, and shall quit said inclosed space so soon 
as he has voted. Ko voter shall be allow^ed to occupy a voting 
shelf or compartment already occupied by another, nor to 
remain within said inclosed space more than ten minutes, nor to 
occupy a voting shelf or compartment for more than five minutes, 
in case all of such shelves or compartments are in use, and other 
voters are w^aiting to occupy the same. Xo voter, not an elec- 
tion officer, whose name has been checked on the list by the 



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[1897. 



Counting of 
ballots. 



Assistance to 
voter unable to 
mark ballot ; 
plurality to 
elect, in what 
cases : new bal- 
lot, in what 
cases and how 
conducted. 



ballot clerks, shall be allowed to re-enter said inclosed space dur- 
ing said election, unless another balloting is had. It shall be 
the duty of the moderator to secure the observance of the pro- 
visions of this section, and of other sections relative to the 
duties of election officers. 

Sect. 18. If a voter votes for more names for any one office 
than there are persons to be elected to such office, or if, for any 
reason, a disagreement occurs among those present at the count- 
ing of the ballots, as provided in this act, as to the voter's choice 
for any office to be tilled, and a majority of those so present 
shall decide that it is impossible to determine the voter's choice 
for that office, his ballot shall be regarded as defective therein, 
and shall not be counted with reference to that office. 

ISTo ballot without the official indorsement shall, except as 
herein otherwise provided, be allowed to be deposited in the bal- 
lot-box, and none but ballots pirovided in accordance with the 
p^rovisions of this act shall be counted. 

All ballots not counted in whole or in part, on account of de- 
fects, shall be marked " defective " on the back thereof by the 
moderator, and shall be sealed with the other ballots cast and 
returned to the cit}' or town clerks. 

Immediately after the polls are closed the ballots shall be ex- 
amined, and the votes for the several candidates and on the ques- 
tions submitted shall be counted by the moderator, in the pres- 
ence of the town clerk, the selectmen, and the other election of- 
ficers 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 ballots cast for each person 
and on each question submitted to the voters shall have been 
publicly announced. While being counted, no ballot shall be 
placed nearer than four feet of the guard-rail which forms the 
inclosure 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, accord- 
ing to existing laws for the preservation of ballots. 

Sect. 19. Any voter who declares to the moderator that he 
cannot read, or that, because of blindness, or other physical dis- 
ability, he is unable to mark his ballot, shall, upon his choice 
and request, receive the assistance of either of the election offi- 
cers detailed for that purpose by the moderator ; and such offi- 
cer or officers shall certify on the outside thereof that it was so 
marked with his or their assistance, and shall thereafter give no 
information regarding the same. 

A plurality of votes shall elect representatives to the general 
court, and all city, ward, and town officers elected under the pro- 
visions of this act. In case of a tie vote, or other failure to elect 
the aforesaid officers, the balloting may be continued until 
the requisite number of persons are chosen. Such subsequent 
balloting shall be by an open ballot in the same manner that rep^- 
resentatives to the general court were chosen previous to 1892, 



1897.] Chapter 79. 77 



and in such case no balloting shall be begun between sunset and 
sunrise. 

Sect. 20. It shall be a misdemeanor for any person entj-ao-ed in ?^^"!?„f?'°*' 

• 1-1 IT 1 • • see t punisii- 

preparing or printing the omcial ballot to purloin, or give away, mem therefor. 
or allow to be removed any of such ballots. A voter shall not 
allo\v his ballot to be seen or examined by any person, except as 
prescribed in this act, nor shall any person interfere with any 
voter when such voter is within the inclosed space, or attempt in 
any manner to influence or change his vote. No person shall 
destroy any certiiicate of nomination or nomination paper, 
or sign any such certificate or nomination paper, or sign 
the name of any other person to such certificate or nom- 
ination paper, except as provided in this act. Whoever willfully 
violates any of the provisions of this section shall be fined not 
exceeding five hundred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding six 
months. Any and all fines imposed by this section shall be paid 
to the county in which the person is prosecuted. Repealing 

Sect. 21. Chapter 33 of the Public Statutes, and all acts and 
parts of acts inconsistent with this act, are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 79. 

AN ACT TO PROHIBIT FISHING AND BATHING IN GILMAN POND. 

Section I Section 

1. Bathing ami fishing in Oilman pond -2. Punishment. 

pi-ohibited. j 3. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That no person shall bathe or fish in Gilman pond, Bathingand fish- 
situated in the town of Unity, and used by the village of New- JTondVowb^d- 
port as a source of water supply for domestic purposes. 

Sect. 2. Any person violating any provisions of this act shall Punishment, 
be fined not exceeding twenty dollars. 

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

[Approved :\Iarch 24, 1897.] '"'''^'' 



78 Chapters 80, 81. [1897. 



CIIAPTEE 80. 

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

Section 1. State tax for 1S98 and 1899. 

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

state tax for SECTION 1. The suiii of foiu' hundred aiitl tweutj-five thousaiid 

dollars shall be raised annually for the use of the state for the 
years 1898 and 1899, and the state treasurer is hereby directed 
seasonably to issue his warrants to the selectmen of the several 
towns and places and to the assessors of the several cities in this 
state, according to the apportionment of the public taxes made 
at the January session of the legislature, 1895 ; and the select- 
men of such towns and places and the assessors of such cities are 
hereby directed to assess the sums specified in said warrants, and 
cause the same to be paid to said treasurer on or before the first 
day of December, 1898 and 1899 ; and the state treasurer is 
hereby authorized to issue his extent for all taxes which shall re- 
main unpaid on the dates last above named. 
[Approved :March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 81. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 81 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, RE- 
LATING TO TELEGRAPH, TELEPHONE, AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COM- 
PANIES. 

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

Section I Section 

1. Damages by electric 5\ires or poles to 2. Takes effect on passage, 

be assessed like highway damages. I 

Damages by SECTION 1. Thc sixth scctiou of chaptcr 81 of the Public Stat- 

pou/'^o be'"""' utes is hereby amended by striking out the words "and they 
assessed like shall o^ive uoticc to all parties interested, and after hearino- them 

highway dam- "-^"-j-i i iin t • J.^ '~ i 

ages. shall award such damages as may be legally and justly due to 

such person," and substituting therefor the following, namely, 



1897.] Chapter 82. 79 

" such proceedings shall thereupon be had, including the right of 
appeal, as are provided in the case of assessment of damages in 
laying out highways by the selectmen, and in all cases arising 
under the provisions of this chapter such damages, if any, may 
be awarded as shall be legally and justly due," so that said 
section shall read as follows : " Sect. 6. If any person shall be 
damaged in his estate by the erection of any poles or other 
structures, or by the stringing of any wires for which license is 
granted, he may apply to the selectmen to assess his damages : 
such proceedings shall thereupon be had, including the right of 
appeal, as are provided in the case of assessment of damages in 
laying out highways by the selectmen, and in all cases arising 
under the provisions of this chapter such damages, if any, may 
be awarded as shall be legally and justly due." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take ettect upon its passage. SSf ^'' °° 

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 82. 

AN ACT CONCERNING THE PRESERVATION AND INSPECTION OF BALLOTS. 

Section Section 

1. Disposition of ballots for certain offl- 3. Production of ballots for inspection. 

cers at biennial elections. 4. Fee for inspection. 

2. Proceedings for obtaining inspection 5. P. S., c. 3t, ss. 15, 16, repealed. 

of ballots. 

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

Section 1. Town, ward, and citv clerks receiving ballots for P'fpo''''0'^ of 

'-. ., , "i p XT' iri ballots for cer- 

preservation cast at biennial elections tor United States, state, tain officers at 
and county officers and for supervisors of the check-list and mod- tions°'^' ^'**'' 
erator, shall, unless they are sooner forwarded to the secretary 
of state, carefully keep them for sixty days after the meeting at 
which they were cast, without breaking the seal or otherwise 
changing the condition of the package in which they were re- 
ceived. If any person for whom a ballot was cast and recorded at 
any biennial election shall so rerpiest in writing within said sixty 
days, the clerk having custody of the ballots shall forthwith for- 
ward them to the secretary of state, who shall receive and pre- 
serve them until the next succeeding biennial election. All 
ballots remaining in possession of the town, ward, or city clerk 
shall be destroyed at the expiration of sixty da^'s after an elec- 
tion. 



80 



Chapter 83. 



[1897. 



Proceedings for 
obtaining in- 
spection of 
ballots. 



Production of 
ballots for 
inspection. 



Fee for inspec- 
tion. 



P. S., c. 34, s.*. 
15, 16, repealed. 



Sect. 2. If any person for whom a vote was cast and recorded 
for any office at a biennial election, before the expiration of ninety 
days, shall apply in writing to the secretary of state for an in- 
spection of the ballots given in for all persons for such office, 
and state in his application the names of the opposing candidates, 
the secretary of state shall appoint a time for the inspection not 
earlier than fifteen days after the receipt of the application. 
Such inspection shall take place in the state house, and the sec- 
retary shall order the applicant to give notice thereof by giving 
to each of the opposing candidates, or leaving at his place of 
abode, a copy of the application and order of notice seven days 
at least prior to the day so appointed for inspection of the ballots. 
No other notice shall be required. 

Sect. 3. At the time and place so appointed and notified, the 
secretar}' of state shall produce the ballots, and they shall be 
open to the inspection of the candidates and their counsel under 
such suitable rules as the secretary of state shall prescribe. 

Sect. 4. The candidate petitioning for an inspection of the 
ballots shall pay the secretary of state a fee of three dollars in 
full for such service. 

Sect. 5. Sections 15 and 16 of chapter 34 of the Public Stat- 
utes are hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 83. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE ADMINISTRATION OF THE STATE PRISON. 

Section 1. Governor may draw warrant to provide for deflciencyin income; appro- 
priation for chaplain ; appropriation for library ; appropriation for repairs. 

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



Governor may 
draw warrant to 
provide for 
deficiency in 
income. 



Appropriation 
for chaplain. 



Appropriation 
for library. 



Section 1. That in case the income of the state prison should 
at any time be insufficient to meet the current expenses, the gov- 
ernor 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 otherwise appropriated. 

That the sum of eight hundred dollars annually, for the ensu- 
ing two 3'ears, be and hereby is appropriated for the payment of 
the salary of the chaplain of the state prison. 

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



1897.] Chapter 84. 81 

That the further sum of twenty-five hundred dollars (',$2,.500')^pp'"''p'">*'<'° 

1 • 1 (• 1 • /• T > 1 1 T .i ^ for repairs. 

be appropriated tor the repair of the prison buildings, boiler and 
plumbing therein; to be expended by the governor and the 
council, if in their opinion the whole or any part of said sum 
should be used for the purposes stated. 
[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTEE 84. 



AN ACT RELATING TO THE PUBLICATION OF THE SESSION LAWS. 

Section ' Section 

1. state reporter to furnish acts to print- j 3. Repealing clause. 

er, with abstracts and index. i 4. Takes effect on passage. 

2. Compensation. I 

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

Section 1. It shall be the duty of the state reporter, within ^^^^e reporter to 
thirty days after the close of a session of the legislature, to fur- printer, with 
nish the public printer a fair copy of the acts and resolves of the fnaex!*^*^^ '^"'^ 
session, with marginal abstracts and index in form and style like 
the Public Statutes, with an index of the subjects embraced 
therein. 

Sect. 2. He shall receive for such labor one hundred and ^''™p^°*^''°°- 
fifty dollars for each volume of Session Laws, 

Sect. 3. So much of section 1, chapter 5 of the Public Statutes, Repealing 
as is inconsistent with this act is hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1897.] ^ ''"''" 



82 



Chapter 85. 



[1897. 



CHAPTEE 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE TAKING OF ICE. 



Section 

1. Boards of healtli to inspect sources 

of domestic ice supply. 

2. If waters found polluted, board to 

give notice of danger and that tak- 
ing must cease. 



Section 
3. Punishment for cutting 
from polluted waters 
condemned bv board. 



taking 
waters 



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



Boards of health SECTION 1. It sliall be tliG clutv of boards of health of the 

to inspect . . , „ , -J . -. . 

sources cities and towns ot the state to examine and inspect the sources 

?ce supply'.*' from which ice is cut, or is proposed to be cut, for domestic use 
in such cities and towns, and to employ such means as may be 
necessary to determine whether the waters of such sources of ice 
supply have been polluted, or whether ice taken therefrom will 
be deleterious to the public health. 
" jY^ters found Sect. 2. lu cacli casc where the waters of the sources of ice 
to give notice of suppllcs shall bc fouud SO pollutcd that the ice taken therefrom 
takmg musV^*' will bc Unhealthy or unsafe for domestic use, the board of health 
cease. ^f ^}^g (.j^y Qp town coucerncd in the same shall immediately no- 

tify such person or persons as may have taken, or who propose 
to take, ice from such polluted source for their own domestic 
use or for sale for domestic use, of the dangerous character of 
the waters inspected, and that the taking of such ice for domestic 
use must cease. 

Sect. 3. Whoever knowingly or willfully shall cut or take any 
ice for domestic purposes from any waters which are polluted 
with sewage or other substance deleterious or dangerous to life 
or health, or from waters which a board of health has condemned, 
shall be fined not exceeding two hundred and fifty dollars, or 
imprisoned not exceeding six months. 
[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



Punishment for 
cutting or tak- 
ing from pollut- 
ed waters or wat 
ers condemned 
by board. 



1897.] 



Chapter 86. 



83 



CHAPTER 86. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASYLUM FOR THE 

INSANE. 



Section 

1. Changes and investments of trust 
funds to be approved by governor 
and council; governor and council 
may direct in whose custody secu- 
rities shall be kept. 

3. Auditing and examination by bank 
commissioners under direction of 
governor and council. 



Section 

3. Plans and estimates of new build- 

ings to be approved by governor 
and council. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. No change shall be made by the trustees of the ^e^Snts of '°" 
New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane of its trust funds, except *™s* *"5l« *° ^^ 

r J -IT 1 • • approved by go V- 

upon approval by the governor and council, in making any in- ernor and coun- 
vestments of its trust funds, the trustees shall submit their rec- and c^o^uncn^may 
ommendations to the governor and council before such invest- ^istody^src^^! 
ments are made. The governor and council may also direct in ^es^shaii be 
whose custody the bonds, notes, and other securities of the insti- 
tution shall be kept. 

Sect. 2. The auditing of the accounts of the trustees, or any ^^f^*'^^^^^'^®''- 
agent appointed by them, shall be performed by the bank com- ^ank Mmmis- 
missioners, under the direction of the governor and council, who direction of gov- 
shall have authority at any time to direct said commissioners t© ^r°°'" ^^"^ *'°"°* 
make an examination of the financial affairs of the institution. 

Sect. 3. Before expending any money received from any^'^t°eso°*^new^' 
source in the construction of new buildings, the trustees shall ^"'•^^j^K^to^'e^ 
submit plans and estimates of all such buildings to the governor ernor and coun- 
and council for their approval. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take effect upon its passage. paM^e**^*"' °° 

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



84 



Chapter 87. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 87. 



AN ACT IN RELATION TO COUNTY AUDITORS. 



Section 

1. Supreme court to appoiut county au- 
ditors to audit accounts and bills 
of commissioners. 

3. Commissioners to file sworn state- 
ments of bills outstandmg. 



Section 

3. Court to fix compensation of audit- 

ors. 

4. Itemized statements and annual re- 

ports. 

5. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Supreme court 
to appoint couH' 
ty auditors to 
audit accounts 
and bills of com. 
missioners. 



Commissioners 
to file sworn 
statements of 
bills outstand- 
ing. 

Court to fix com- 
pensation of au- 
ditors. 

Itemized state- 
ments and an- 
nual reports. 



Takes effect on 



Section 1. The supreme court, on or before the first day of 
April annually, beginning with April, 1897, shall appoint 
two auditors, one from each of the two leading political 
parties, for each county of the state, who shall once in three 
months audit the accounts of the county commissioners, 
superintendent of the county farm, and county treasurer, 
in accordance with the provisions of chapter 24 of the Public 
Statutes. The auditors shall also audit once in three months the 
bills of the county commissioners for services and expenses, and 
report their findings to the court. Provided, however, that if, 
in the opinion of the supreme court, a semi-annual or annual 
audit shall be deemed sufiicient in any county or counties in 
said state, the said court may so direct, and the auditors shall 
make up semi-annual or annual statements of receipts and dis- 
bursements accordingly, and the supreme court shall have au- 
thority to direct special examinations in such manner as they 
deem advisable, if in their judgment the same are required. 

Sect. 2. The county commissioners shall file with the auditors 
at each audit a sworn statement of all bills outstanding. 

Sect. 3. The supreme court shall fix the compensation of the 
auditors. 

Sect. 4. The auditors shall issue for publication in any or all 
newspapers in the county, when requested, an itemized state- 
ment of the receipts and disbursements of the county, immedi- 
ately after each audit, provided, however, that such publication 
shall be made without comj>ensation, and shall make an annual 
reptort of the receipts and disbursements of the county for publi- 
cation in the county report, together with such recommendations 
as they may deem advisable. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 88, 89. 



85 



C H A P T E R 88. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 67 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, IN 
RELATION TO THE LAYING OUT OF HIGHWAYS. 



Section 
1. Selectmen may lay out highway for 
winter use. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passag 



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

Section 1. The selectmen, upon petition, may, in any case ^_^eiectmen m^y 
where, in their judgment, the public good requires it, lay out a for winter use. 
public road exclusively for winter use, such public road to be open 
as such only from November 15 till April 1, and they shall as- 
sess the damages to the owners of the land over which such pub- 
lic road may pass in the form of yearly rentals. Hearings shall 
be had upon seven days' notice to land owners : in all other re- 
spects, except as herein provided, such laying out shall be sub- 
ject to the same provisions as are now required by law in the 
laying out of an ordinary highway. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1897.] ''""^" 



CHAPTER 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 160, PUBLIC STATUTES, RELATING 
TO PASSENGERS, FREIGHT, AND RAILROAD POLICE. 



Section 
1. Free transportation, to whom lim- 
ited. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Chapter 160 of Public Statutes i^ hereby amended r^^e^^^tj^^^p^''^- 
by striking out section 5 of said chapter 160, and substi- limited, 
tuting in place thereof the following, to wit : " Section 5. No per- 
son shall ride upon a car or train who has not paid, or does not 
pay on demand, the established fare, except the following : 



86 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Chapter 90. 



[1897. 



Stocknolders going to and returning from stockholders' meet- 
ings ; the directors, superintendent, treasurer, and clerk of the 
proprietors ; the directors, superintendent, treasurer, and clerk 
of the proprietors of other railroads with which their road has 
connection ; persons in charge of mails and expresses ; and poor 
persons and persons in misfortune, who are unable to pay the 
fare, and others to whom passes have been granted by the proper 
officers." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passao'e. 

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 90. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AND IN ADDITION TO CHAPTER 85 OF THE 
PAMPHLET LAWS OF 1895, ENTITLED " AN ACT FOR THE PROTECTION 
AND PRESERVATION OF ORNAMENTAL AND SHADE TREES IN THE 
HIGHWAYS. 

Section l. Appropriation to carry into effect Laws 1895, c. 85. 

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



Appropriation Section 1. That tlic sum of two hundred and fifty dollars 
effe^uw8°895, ($250) bc and the same hereby is appropriated to carry into effect 
c. 85. ^YiQ provisions of chapter 85 of the Pamphlet Laws of 1895, enti- 

tled " An act for the protection and preservation of ornamental 
and shade trees in the highways." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 26, 1897-1 



1897.] 



Chapter 91. 



87 



CHAPTER 91. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 116 OF THE LAWS OF 1895, EN- 
TITLED " AN ACT TO PROVIDE FOR THE EDUCATION AND MAINTE- 
NANCE OF DEPENDENT MINOR CHILDREN." 



Minors between three and fifteen not to 
be supported at county almshouse; 
exceptions; county commissioners to 
provide homes; if they do not, state 
board of charities to do so. 

Overseers of the poor and county com- 
missioners to find permanent homes 
for minors and contract for tlieir edu- 
cation and support; authority of state 
board of charities. 



Board to inspect certain institutions 

and report. 
Secretary of state board of liealth to be 

member of board of charities. 
Adoption of minor under care of board. 
Repealing clause. 



Be It enacted by the Senate and House of Representatms in General 
Court convened : 

Chapter 116 of the Laws of 1895 is hereb}' amended as follows : Minors between 
Strike out section 1 of said chapter and insert in place thereof the notWbe sup- ^^ 
following : " Section 1. ]Sro minor between the ages of three and P°j^*3''^'|,„*gg?g°*y 
fifteen years shall be supported at any county almshouse in this ceptions: county 

<J .ii .«'- "^ />ii 1 commissioners 

state tor more than sixty days, unless the consent ot the board to provide 
of charities shall have been obtained, excepting such as are dHot,' sute*^ 
under serious physical disability or are mentally incapacitated ^'j^g^'^^^f^'^gg*"" 
for education, or are under sentence for crime ; and it shall be 
the duty of the commissioners of the various counties to find 
suitable homes for such minor children Avithin said period of 
sixty days. On and after the expiration of said sixty days, if 
suitable homes have not been provided said minors, other than 
said county almshouse, the state board of charities shall have 
full control over said minor children, and shall be charged with 
the duty of procuring permanent homes for said minors, as a 
board or through such agent as said board may appoint, when- 
ever it shall appear to them that the welfare of the minor will be 
promoted thereby, at the expense of the county to which such 
minor is chargeable, the compensation to be the same as is al- 
lowed the county commissioners." 

Strike out section 3 and insert in place thereof the following : overseers of the 
"Section 3. It shall be the duty of overseers of the poor and comm'usioM"f ^ 
county commissioners, as soon as practicable, to find permanent *°nt''homerfor 
homes for all such orphan minors, and make contracts for their '"i'^o?- \°d con- 

1. '. . in 1 tract for their 

education and support during minority, and all such contracts education and 
shall be subject to rescission by the state board of charities, a/Efsute"* *''^" 
whenever the interest of such minors shall make it necessary, ^"g^*^ °^ *=^*"" 
and said board of charities shall have the same authority, in re- 
spect to the control of all children for whom they provide per- 
manent homes, as is now vested in overseers of the poor and 
county commissioners." 



88 



Chapter 92. 



[1897. 



Board to inspect 
certain institu- 
tious and report. 



Secretary of 
state board of 
health to be 
member of board 
of charities. 



Adoption of mi- 
nor under care 
of board. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Said chapter is hereby further amended by striking out sec- 
tion 8 and substituting in place thereof the following sections : 
" Sect. 8. It shall be the duty of the board to inspect all state 
and county charitable or correctional institutions, except the 
state prison and tlie asylum for insane at Concord, and report to 
the governor and council and legislature biennially the result of 
their inspection, with a recommendation for such changes in ex- 
isting laws as in their judgment the public good requires; and 
shall, on making such inspection, report and recommend to the 
county commissioners, or such other county or state officers as 
have the control and management of such institutions, the 
changes, if any, that said boards find on such inspection should 
be made in said institutions. 

" Sect. 9. The secretary of the state board of health shall be, 
ex officio, member of the state board of charities and correction ; 
and shall, when requested by the board, give advice and perform 
service without additional compensation except expenses in- 
curred. 

" Sect. 10. They may give any minor under their care to any 
suitable person, to be adopted by sucli person, whenever such 
adoption is for the best interests of said minor, providing it shall 
appear upon a hearing upon the petition of such person to the 
probate court for leave to adopt such child, that its parents have 
abandoned the same, or that the}' are unknown, and in such case 
notice of the proceedings may be given by publication, and no 
consent of the parents or others shall be required in order to 
legally adopt said child. 

" Sect. 11. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- 
visions of this act are hereby repealed." 

Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 92. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 81 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
RELATING TO TELEGRAPH, TELEPHONE, AND ELECTRIC LIGHT COM- 
PANIES. 



Section 
1. Confirmatioii of locations of electric 
lines. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Confirmation of SECTION 1. Chapter 81 of the Public Statutes is hereby 

l?ic liner' ''''"amended by adding thereto the following section : "Section 18. 

The proprietors of telegraph, telephone, electric light, or elec- 



1897.] 



Chapter 93. 



89 



trie power poles, structures, and ^vires, within or beneath the 
surface of any highwa_y, may obtain confirmation of the locations 
of their lines actually constructed and operated under license, 
by petition to the selectmen of the town within which lines are 
maintained. Upon any such petition like proceedings shall 1)6 
had as in the case of petitions to selectmen for laying out high- 
ways and the assessment of damages therefor, and the return 
thereon shall award such damages as justice and law may re- 



quire 



Sect. 2. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 93. 



AN ACT TO REGULATE THE USE OF BICYCLES AND SIMILAR VEHICLES. 



Section 

1. Punishment and UabiUty for riding 

bicycle on sidewalk or -witlioutbell 
or at more tlian ten miles an hour; 
children under twelve exempted. 

2. Definition of terms " sidewalk," 

"bicycle," "tricycle," "park," 
" square," for purposes of act. 



Section 

3. Permits for riding without limit of 

speed . 

4. Limitation of prosecutions under this 

act. 

5. Local regulations forbidden. 

6. Repealing clause. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Whoever, without the permit provided for in sec- Punishment and 

_„,. .,',. 1 '^,. 1^ • ^ n liability for na- 

tion 3 of this act, rides a bicycle or a tricycle on a sidewalk, or ing wcycie on 

rides such machine in the streets, squares, or parks of any city or ^jth^ut beu, or 

towai when the same is not provided with a suitable alarm bell,^*j{^°^^^^tjj^°/.^'' 

adapted for use by the rider, or who rides the same in the com- children under 

n • , , n T T J. twelve 

pact part of an}' city or town at a rate ot speed exceeding ten exempted, 
miles an hour, shall be punished by a fine not exceeding ten 
dollars, and shall be further liable for all damage occasioned to 
any person by such unlaw^ful act. The provisions of this section, 
however, shall not be construed to apply to children under the 
age of twelve years. 

Sect. 2. The term " sidewalk" as used in this act, shall mean Definition of 

.- TiT.T 11 •, n ^• 1. • J. terms "side- 

all Sidewalks laid out as such by a city, town, or nre district, or waik,'' "Wcy- 

reserved by custom for the use of pedestrians, that are within wp^rk"'-"'^^'*'^®' 
the compact part of a city, village, or fire district. Upon peti- ^^^^^^1^'!^/°'"^^ 
tion of five or more legal voters, the selectmen of towns or the 
mayor of cities, upon notice and hearing had, shall have the 
power to include within the operations of this act sidewalks 
without the compact part of a town or city that are built or im- 
proved by said town or city or by the abutters ; Ijut, in such case, 
notices to that efl:ect shall be posted near said walks at least one 



90 



Chapter 94. 



[1897. 



week before tliey shall be included within the operations of this 
act. This act shall not include cross walks, nor footpaths out- 
side the compact part of towns and cities that are worn only by 
travel and not improved by towns or cities or the abutters. JSTor 
shall it include any paths or walks that are now or may hereaf- 
ter be built for the exclusive use of bicyclists. The term " bicy- 
cle " and " tricycle," as used in this act, shall be deemed to in- 
clude all vehicles propelled by the person riding the same, either 
whollj^ or in part. The term " park " and " square " as used in 
this act, shall not include any spaces under the control of park 
commissioners or a park board, or a special park department 
of a town or city having power to make regulations relative 
to such places, and this act shall not in any way abridge the 
powers of such commissioners, board, or department. 
Permits for rid- Sect. 3. Thc mavor of a citv, or selectmen of a town, may, 

ing without limit .,.,. .*' "'., . j-i 

in their discretion, upon any special occasion, grant permits 
to any person or persons to ride such machines, at any rate 
of speed, for a time not exceeding one day upon specified por- 
tions of the public ways of such city or town, and may annex 
such other reasonable conditions to such permits as they shall 
deem proper. 

Sect. 4. Proceedings for the enforcement of the penalties 
imposed by this act shall be instituted within sixty days from the 
time the offense is committed. 

Sect. 5. ]^o city or town shall have any power to make any 
ordinance, by-law, or regulation, respecting the use of bicycles or 
tricycles, except as provided in section 3 of this act. 

Sect. 6. All acts or parts of acts inconsistent with this act are 
hereby repealed. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



of speed. 



Limitation of 
prosecutions 
under this act. 



Local regula- 
tions forbidden. 



Repealing 
clause. 



Takes efEect on 



CHAPTER 94. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 33 OF CHAPTER 10 OF THE PUB- 
LIC STATUTES, RELATING TO THE COMxMISSION OF LUNACY. 



Section 
1. Limit of expense of state for support 
at insane asylum of indigent in- 
sane persons removed there by 
commission of lunacy. 



Section 
2. Takes effect from June 1, 1897 



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



ofTtate^for sup'.* Section 1. Scctiou 33 of chaptcr 10 of the Public Statutes is 
port at insane hereby amcudcd by inserting after the word " state," in the elev- 
|ent"iS8°ane"per- enth liuc, the words " such expense not to exceed in any one 
Bons removed ^.^^^ thc sum of sixtccu thousand dollars ($16,000) for all such 



1897.] Chapter 95. 91 

persons," so that said section, as amended, shall read : " Section 33. SonVnu- 
The commission, by one or more of their members, shall, with-nacy. 
out previous notice, visit and make thorough inspections of all 
asylums and other institutions for insane persons in the state, as 
often as once in four months. They shall examine into the care 
and treatment of the insane, the sanitary condition of each asy- 
lum or institution, and all other matters relating to the general 
welfare of the inmates. They may order the removal of any in- 
digent insane person to the New Hampshire Asylum for the In- 
sane for remedial treatment and such person while under such 
treatment shall be supported at the expense of the state, such 
expense not to exceed in any one year the sum of sixteen thou- 
sand dollars ($16,000) for all such persons. When the need of 
such treatment shall cease, the commission shall so notify the 
county, town, or relative liable for the support of such inmate, 
and if he is longer continued at the asylum it shall be at the 
expense of such county, town, or relative." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect and be in force from andjrom'wi 
after June 1, 1897. ^^g?. 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 95. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 109 OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES, 
IN RELATION TO THE IMPROVEMENT OF SWAMP LANDS. 

Section l. Selectmen may cause swamp land to be drained or tilled for advancement 

of agriculture. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 109 of the Public Statutes is selectmen may 

1 1 Til" . ^ 1 1/ i?5' • ^ cause swamp 

hereby amended by inserting atter the word " good in said sec- land to be 
tion the words "or the advancement of agriculture," so thatforrdvance- '^^ 
said section, as amended, shall read as follows : " Section 1. Se-^®?!^'Jj^^g 
lectmen, upon petition, may cause any low or swamp lands with- 
in their town to be drained or filled when the public health or 
good or the advancement of agriculture requires it, and may lay 
out and take such land, easement, or rights in land as may be 
necessary for the purpose." 
[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



92 



Chapter 96. 

CHAPTER 96. 



[1897. 



Names changed. 



Rockingham. 



Strafford. 



Belknap. 



NAMES CHANGED. 

From January, 1895, to January, 1897, the judges of probate 
have made and returned to the secretary of state the following 
changes of names : 

Rockingham County. — Hattie Donovan toHattie Curry ; Mary 
Helen Moore to Helen May Moore; Mabel L. Abbott to Mabel 
L. Burbank; Hector B. Wilson to Herbert B. Wilson; Ellen 
M. Pratt to Ellen M. Sawyer ; Rosaltha Parks to Rose Althea 
Todd ; Ida S. Dow to Ida S. Mason ; Pauline Bicknell to Paul- 
ine Challis ; Charles R. Edmunds to Charles Reuben Edmunds 
Bodw^ell ; Georgianna A. Jones to Georgianna A. Garland ; 
Mary Frances Hanscom to Marj^ Frances Goodwdn ; William 
Andrew" Lloyd to William An drew" Lloyd Cochran ; Horatio 
Beede Row^ell to Beede H. Rowell ; IN'ellie Louise Brennan to 
Nellie Louise Hill ; Amelia Hill to Amelia Martin ; Fred Brown 
to Fred Sanborn ; Mary Genevive Costello to Mary Genevive 
Randall; Nettie M. Rowell to Nettie M. George; Mary F. 
Walker to Mar}" F. Emery ; Susan F. Leathers to Susan F. Ken- 
nard ; Margueritte Sullivan to Lillian F. Sullivan ; George W. 
Witham to George W. Purington ; Iva Franklin Witham to Iva 
Franklin Purington ; Lucia A. Cotton to Lucia A. liynes ; 
Annie L. Darbe to Annie L. Fitts ; Alphonso Davis to Alphonso 
Charles Davis ; Emma C. Gray to Emma C. Wallace ; Grace 
Noyes Beane to Grace Noyes Straw; Annie B. Stickney to 
Annie B. Sleeper. 

Strafford County. — Nettie S. Blaisdell to Nettie S. Hamil- 
ton; Nellie Riley to Nellie Brown; Georgie E. Hughes to Geor- 
gie E. York ; Ernest Dufor to Ernest Carron ; Margaret J. 
Doherty to Margaret J. Gerry ; Ida May Brown to Ida May 
Home ; Eva E. Hoyt to Eva E. Leightou ; Laura J. Corson to 
Laura J. Brooks ; Frank W. Gibson to Frank Wilder Messer ; 
Myra J. Nutting to Myra J. Randall; Holman Pearl to Holman 
Isaac Pearl; Emma D. Colomy to Emma D. Brackett ; Clara 
Bell Hall to Iva E. Davis; Cynthia G. Currier to Cynthia G. 
Winkley; Mary B. Parrott to Mary B. Moody; Jennie A. 
Worster to Jennie A. Green ; Minnie E. Tibbetts to Minnie E. 
Blaisdell ; Jennie Juliette Duxbury to Juliette Wheeler Dux- 
bury ; Eva Sophia Stanyon to Eva Sophia Cilley ; Alice May 
Stanyon to Alice May Cilley; Lydia E. Baker to Lydia E. 
O'Connor; Clara E. St. John to Clary E. Winkley ; Elizabeth 
J. Stiles to Elizabeth J. Warren ; Lillian B. How^ard to Lillian 
B. Ayer ; Irene Mae Hawksw"orth to Effie May Swallow". 

Belknap County. — Gertie J. Goodro to Gertie J. Ames ; 
Arthur J. Whitcomb to Arthur J. Wiggin ; Anna Francis 
French to Anna French Thompson; May E. Thomas to May E. 
Burpee; Elenora P. Hatch to Elenora P. Quinby; Eva Alma 
Law"rence to Eva May Babb ; Jennie A, Cox to Jennie A. 



1897]. Chapter 96. 93 

Clark; Ruth H. Clark to Ruth H. Caniiey ; Mae L. Craig to INIae 
L. Hardy ; Mary L. Symes to Mary L. Osgood ; Marion G. 
Daniels to Marion G. Files ; Bertrand N, Daniels to Bertrand 
N". Files; Johnnie P. Matten to Johnnie P. Shaw; Gladis Seeley 
to Ethel May Severance; Gladiss May Furber to Gladiss May 
Eaton; Richard Hooker to Irvin Jewell Severance; Alice 
Crosby Preble to Alice Crosby Page; Harry Cole Quinby to 
Henry Cole Quinby ; William Rowe Jones to William D, Rowe ; 
Helen Fidelia Leighton to Helen Leighton Merrill ; Johnwesley 
B. Stevens to Wesley B. Stevens ; James Smith to James Stuart 
Smith. 

Carroll County. — Frank G. Lane to Frank G. Chase; Mag-Carroii. 
gie E. Lane to Maggie E. Hale ; Nellie W. Lane to Nellie W. 
Hobbs ; Georgia Jenness to Georgia Wyman ; Henry A. Gram- 
mo to Henry D. Piper; Bertha Clara Valley to Bertha Clara 
Demerritt; Susan Wallace, otherwise known as Susie M. Wal- 
lace, to Susan Mildred Meloon ; Elizabeth Chick to Elizabeth 
Lawrence ; Sylvia E, Moody to Sylvia E. Evans ; Martha Jane 
Nickols to Martha Jane Hill ; Maud Blackey to Maud Lillian 
Tilton ; Edward L. Harmon to Edward L. Libbey ; Chastina A. 
Littletield to Chastina A. Robin ; Ellen McGraw to Ellen M. 
Plummer ; Almena S. Avery to Almena S. Sawyer. 

Merrimack County. — Ida B. Merrill to Ida B. Flanders ; Merrimack. 
Winnie L. Arlin to Winnie L. Hoyt; Annie B. Daniels to An- 
nie B. Merrill ; Sarah E. Dowlin to Sarah E. Hall ; Agnes G. Rob- 
inson to Agnes G. Whittier ; Jennie M. Kenney to Jennie M. 
Richardson; Eula M. Mansfield to Eula Maud Anderson; Roberta 
Mansfield to Roberta Mansfield Anderson ; Laura E. Jameson to 
Ida M. Heath ; Nancy M. Stevens to Nancy M. Batchelder ; Alta 
M. Virgin to Alta M. Willey ; Emma H. Tidmarsh to Emma H. 
Tuttle ; John Langdon Tallant to John Langdon Tallant Shaw ; 
Bell C. Ordway to Bell C. Bingham ; Mary L. Follansbee to 
Mary L. Gould ; Nellie L. Gillingham to Nellie M. Rowe ; Belle 
Manion to Belle Eastman ; Annie V. Ordway to Annie V, Mor- 
rison ; Carrie E. Burgum to Carrie E. Stanyan ; Carrie A. Vin- 
ica to Carrie A. Holt; Gertrude Thompson to Edith May Towle ; 
Mamie Prescott Payne to Mamie Prescott Wheeler; Harold 
Gilpatrick to Harold Ferguson ; Clara M. Curtice to Clara M. 
Young; Sadie Dennen Swift to Sadie Swift Richardson ; Addie 
E. Piper to Addie E. Towne; George Vosburgh to George E. 
Wells; Isa G. Smith to Isa Laura Appleton ; Harold R. Fergu- 
son to Harold O. Haskins ; Mark Brown to Mark Smith ; Clyde 
M. Tryron to George H. Palmer ; Mura Lawrence Fairbanks to 
Gladys May Pickard. 

Hillsborough County. — George Leander Morency to George H'"sborough. 
Leander Dwinnell; Anna Garneau to Anna Currier; Fannie I. 
Noyes to Fannie I. Watson ; Mary Louisa Fox to Dorothy Eliza- 
beth Williams; Drusilla Prichard Flather to Mary Drusilla 
Flather ; Daisy B. Waldron to Daisy B. Swallow ; Florence A. 
Fox to Bessie Florence Fletcher ; William Livermore to Wil- 
liam Livermore Newell ; Mary A. Cox to Mary A. Prescott ; 



94 Chapter 96. [1897. 

Mamie E. Gates to Mamie E. Wright ; Philip A. Eiile to Philip 
A. Baker; Lillian M. Flanders to Lillian M. Ordway; Israel 
Besnikouitz to Israel Resnik ; Phileua Agnes Cook to Philena 
Agnes Cloyd ; Emma J. Nichols to Emma J. Atwood : Bertie 
Parker to Albert Parker Bowker ; Susan Tetu to Anna Mason ; 
Dominique Lemay to Joseph Alfred Duplessis ; George Cald- 
well to James Henry Brown ; Jessie L. Hackett to Jessie L, 
Burnett; Lucyas Martin Strang to Francis Henry Phelps ; Es- 
ther Antoinette Strang to Esth'er Antoinette Phelps ; Inez Le- 
nora Whiting to Inez Lenora Church ; Leila Upham Marsh to 
Leila Upham ; " Baby " Lane to Fred Herson Turner ; Edwin 
Francis Colby to Edwin Francis Pike ; Grace S. Ranno Holt to 
Grace S. Ranno ; Angle L. Aldrich to Angle L. Weeks ; Minnie 
L. Nye to Minnie L. Stoddard ; Gracie Proctor to Gracie F. 
Ladd; Teresa Lucy Bailey to Teresa Lucy Hurley ; Frank Per- 
ley Newhall to Frank Perley Hutchinson ; Eugene Barriauet to 
Eugene Simard ; A^erna Camille Sefton to Mary Elizabeth 
Welch; Delia A. Douglass to Delia A. Phippen : Abbie L. 
Bridges to Abbie Louise Lincoln; EstellaM. Hildreth to Estella 
H. Boutelle ; Edward White to Edward Yelser ; Hermine Ca- 
mona to Hermine Geissler ; Alice Alina Leveque to Lena Sump- 
ter; Mary F. Emery to Mary F. Dow; Addie Robbins to Ad- 
die Beckwith ; Max Cunzer to Max Solomon Hillson ; Flora P. 
Dorr to Flora P. Adams ; Mabel M. Hatch to Mabel M. Wes- 
cott ; Josephine Kedny to Josephine Kennedy; ISTellie Kedny to 
Nellie Kennedy ; Elizabeth Kedny to Elizabeth Kennedy ; 
Elise Gervais to Elise Dube; Kate A. Thompson to Kate A. 
Kelley; Antonio Berard to Antonio Berard Marcoultier ; Emma 
I. Belford to Emma I. Clark ; Rosa Flanders to Rose Linda 
Burton ; Annie Pearl Richardson to Pearl Richardson ; Alta 
Hall to Alta Thompson ; Fern B. Marsh to Fern B. Ford; Ida 
M. White to Ida M. Gould. 
Cheshire. CHESHIRE CouNTY. — Harry E. Merritt to Josiah Kendall 

Rand ; Guy Lockwood Sabin to Guy Lockwood Roby ; Matilda 
Turner Abbott to Matilda M. Turner ; Abbie E. Hicks to Abbie 
Elvira Chappell ; Luna B. Cobb to Luna B. Hubbard ; Belle 
Bond Paddelford to Belle Bond Wilder ; Nellie May Cowan to 
Nellie May St. John ; Blanche Ellis to Blanche Olive Jewett ; 
Willie Chase to William Roy Brown ; Addie Maria Brooks to 
Addie Maria Young. 
suiiiTan. Sullivan County. — Laura E. Booth to Laura E. Angell; 

Florence L. Bartlett to Mabel A. Bean ; Catherine May Cragin 
to Catherine May Stewart; Jessie M. Cutts to Jessie M. Sar- 
gent ; Maude M. Holt to Maude M. Chapin ; Mary E. Hill to 
Mary Elizabeth Knight ; Florence L. Harding to Florence Lu- 
cinda Harding Eastman ; Lizzie McDonald to Lizzie Lull; Con- 
stance Pollard to Susie Constance Benway; Ella Edna Putnam 
to Ella Edna Cutts; Ida H. Read to Ida H. Read Bellville; 
Flora B. Tryon to Belle Clara Russell. 
Grafton. Grafton County. — Josepli H. Birch to Joseph H. Bennett ; 

Anna Mabel Cunningham to Anna Cunningham Kimball ; 



1897.] Chapter 97. 96 

Nellie B. Davis to Nellie B. Chase ; Cora E. Davis to Cora E. 
Gannett ; Helen M. Draper to Helen M. Clough ; Clara Des- 
coteau to Clara Saporte ; Susan Ellison to Susan A. Eastman ; 
Emma G. Fisher to Emma G. Webster ; Carl G. Heath to Carl 
Hoit; James Bertram Hill to James Bertram Sias ; Gladys Her- 
bert to Gladys M. Brown ; Katie I. Lamb to Katie I. Sedgell ; 
Abbie McDonough to Elevyn Myrle Percy ; Clementine Y. 
Manson to Clementine V. Davis ; Daisy Mitchell to Grace 
Plant; Lydia Mitchell to Bonnie Belle Dow; Lena Belle Moore 
to Lena Mary Carpenter ; Herbert Nichols to Herbert M. 
Tucker ; Hazel P. Noble to Hazel P. Cleasly ; Henry James 
Palmer to Henry James "Wright ; Walter Koyce to Walter 
Thomas ; Fred Stewart to Fred Stewart Emerson ; Lydia Jennie 
Waldron to Jennie M. Chase ; Edna B. Wallace to Gertrude 
Mory ; Fernald H. Webber to Francis H. Spokesfield ; Mary A. 
Webber to Mary A. Spokestield. 

Coos County. — Agnes Gertrude Fuller to Agnes Gertrude ^°°*' 
Bond ; Wilfred Coughlain to Wilfred Wedge ; Charles Fred 
Cleaveland to Fred Charles Cleaveland ; Nelly Corier to Nellie 
Driscoll; John H. Doll off to John H. Powers; Jennie M. L. 
DollofF to Mrs. Jennie M. L. Powers; Vyrne Elliott to Vyrne 
Crawford; Gertrude E. Fuller to Gertrude Elethea Hildreth ; 
Henri Gonya to Henri Fisher ; J. William Greenlaw to Frank 
Charles Stone ; Kosina Holbrook to Rosina Roberts ; Madeline 
G. Lewis to Helen Osburne Whipp ; Emma W. Lull to Emma 
Anna Whitney ; Eva May Murry to Eva May Jodrie ; Henry 
Osburne to Henry Thorndike Osburne ; Sarah J. Ranney to 
Sarah J. Moore ; Lena Ross to Lena Ross Stewart ; Lizzie 
Sheehe to Maud Lois Hutchins; Helen Ross Whitham to Helen 
Ross Humphrey. 



CHAPTER 97. 

JOINT RESOLUTION AUTHORIZING THE SALE OF THE REVISED REG- 
ISTER OF THE SOLDIERS AND SAILORS OF THE WAR OF THE 
REBELLION, 

Section | Section 

1. To be sold to soldiers and sailors 2. Takes effect on passage, 

at $3. I 

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

Section 1. That the trustees of the state library be and are here- xo be sou to 
by instructed to sell the bound copies of the revised register of g°|fo'rIat $3. 
soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 



96 Chapters 98, 99. [1897. 

at three dollars per copy to all honorably discharged soldiers and 
sailors of New Hampshire who served in the War of the Rebel- 
lion. 

Takes effect on Sect. 2. This joint resolution shall take efFect on its passage. 

passage. [Approved February 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 98. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE WIDOW OF THE LATE EDAVIN 
P. BURPEE OF NEW LONDON. 

Salary to be paid to widow. 

Eesolvexl hy the Senate and House of Hej^resentaiives in General 
Court convened : 

Salary to be paid That the State treasurer be and hereby is authorized to pay to 
the widow of the late Edwin P. Burpee of New London the full 
salary and mileage due to him as a member of the house of rep- 
resentatives. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 99. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF 
AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. / 

$2,500 annually appropriated. 

Resolced hj the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

$2,500 annually That the sum of tweuty-five hundred dollars be and is hereby 
appropriate.!, appropriated for the two years' course and the horticultural de- 
partment and other purposes of the New Hampshire College of 
Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts for each of the college years 
of"l897 and 1898, and the governor is hereby authorized to draw 
his warrant on the treasury therefor out of any money therein 
not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 100, 101. 97 

CHAPTER 100. 

JOINT HESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE SOLDIERS' HOME. 
820,000 appropriated for " Soldiers' Home Furnl." 

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

That tlie sum of twenty thousand dollars is hereby appropri- S2o,ooo appro- 

,,^„ -xlx iil .•^^^^. priated for "Sol- 

ated out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- diers' Home 
ated, for the support and maintenance of the JSTew Hampshire ^"°'^-" 
Soldiers' Home and the members thereof, from the first day of 
January, 1897, to the assembling of the legislature in 1899, 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 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 estab- 
lishing said home. 

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 101. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE COLLEGE OF 
AGRICULTURE AND THE MECHANIC ARTS. 

$3,105 appropriated for purchase of land. 

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

That the sum of three thousand one hundred and five dollars $3,105 appropri- 
be and is hereby appropriated to the jSTew Hampshire College of chase°o'f und. 
Agriculture and the Mechanic Arts for the purpose of purchas- 
ing land bounded on three sides by the college farm, and now 
owned by Lucien Thompson, and that the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant on the treasury therefor out of 
any money therein not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 11, 1897.] 



98 



Chapters 102, 103. 

CHAPTER 102. 



[1897. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF GEORGE N. JULIAN. 



Section 
1. $156.89 allowed. 



Section 
2. Payment of same. 



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

$156.89 allowed. SECTION 1. That George N. Julian be allowed the sum of one 
hundred fiftj-six dollars and eighty- nine cents for services ren- 
dered during the war of the Rebellion. 

Sect. 2. 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 March 11, 1897.] 



Payment of 
same. 



CHAPTER 103. 



$150 annually 
appropriated. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE GRANITE STATE DEAF MUTE 

MISSION. 

$150 annually appropriated. 

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

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars annually be ap- 
propriated for the use of the Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 
during the coming two years, and the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same from the money appropri- 
ated for the support and education of indigent deaf and dumb 
persons of this state, under chapter 86 of the Public Statutes, en- 
titled "State aid to indigent deaf and dumb, blind, and feeble 
minded persons." 

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 104, 105. 99 

CHAPTER 104. 

JOINT RESOLUTION 'WITII REFERENCE TO THE TITLE OF THE PROP- 
ERTY OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE ASYLUM FOR THE INSANE, 



Preamble. 



Attorney-general to examine title and 
trustees to execute conveyances to 
state as advised by him. 



Whereas, the entire property of the New Hampshire Asylum Preamble, 
for the Insane is owned by the state of New Hampshire, either 
absolutely or in trust, but the legal title of the land, buildings, 
and other property stands in the name of the trustees of the 
asylum appointed by the state, and 

Whereas, it is desirable that the legal title should conform to 
the actual title, therefore. 

Be it resolved bj the Senate and House of Representatives in General 
Court convened : 

That the attorney-general be directed to examine the deeds Attomey-gen- 
and other conveyances of title to said property, and advise the tnie.'and t^8°-^ 
trustees what conveyances, if any, should be made to perfect the*®^*^"^^^®^"^^ 
legal title of the state to said property, and the trustees be di- state as advised 
rected to execute such conveyances as may be advised by the ^^ ^™' 
attorney-general, and deliver the same to the governor and coun- 
cil in behalf of the state within sixty days from the passage of 
this resolution. 

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 105. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE SANDWICH NOTCH ROAD, IN THE 
TOWN OF THORNTON, AND OTHER HIGHWAYS IN THE STATE. 

Highways ; $10,650 appropriated. 

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

That the following sums be and are hereby appropriated for I'K^^^'^^ys ^ 
the construction and repair of highways, as hereinafter specified, priS.^^^'°' 
amounting to the sum of ten thousand six hundred and fifty 
dollars : 



100 Chapter 105. [1897. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of that portion of the 
Sandwich Notch road that lies between Sandwich town line and 
Mad river bridge in the town of Thornton. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated for the 
repair of highways in the town of Albany, one half to be ex- 
pended in 1897 and the remainder in 1898. 

That the sum of fifty dollars, for each of the years 1897 and 
1898, be appropriated for the repair of the north and south road 
in the town of Benton. 

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated, 
for each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of that portion 
of the mountain road leading from North Woodstock to Warren 
that lies in the town of Woodstock. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of that portion of the 
highway leading from Breezy Point to North Woodstock that 
lies in the town of Warren. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated, 
for each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of highways 
and bridges in the town of Campton. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of that portion of 
Sandwich Notch road that lies in the town of Sandwich. 

That the sum of two hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated, 
for each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of highways 
in the town of Dixville. 

That the sum of five hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the highway leading 
from Crawford House to the Willey House in the town of Carroll. 

That the sum of three hundred and fifty dollars be appropri- 
ated, for each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the 
highway leading from the Willey House in Carroll to Bartlett 
town line. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the highway lead- 
ing from Crawford House to Fabyan House in Carroll. 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated, for each of the 
years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of Sugar Loaf road on the 
north side of Newfound lake in the town of Alexandria. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the old Turnpike 
and Knot-hole roads, so called, lying between John Rogers's 
house and the old Edward Howe place, and the Whitefield and 
Jeflerson town line. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated, for 
each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the highway in 
the town of Pittsburg, between first and second Connecticut 
lake. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars ($200) be appropriated, for 
each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the road on the 



1897.J Chapter 105. 101 

west side of the Androscoggin river from the house of L. H. 
Grover in Errol to Dummer line. 

That the sum of one hundred fifty dollars ($150) be appropri- 
ated, for each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the 
road in the town of Dummer, beginning at the east line of 
Dummer on the west side of the Androscoggin river; thence 
down the river to the north line of Milan. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated, for 
each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the highway 
from Errol to Wentworth's Location. 

That the sum of seventy-five dollars be appropriated for the 
repair of the highway in Wentworth's Location, for each year 
of 1897 and 1898. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated, for 
each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repairs of highways 
in Millsfield. 

That the sum of four hundred dollars be appropriated, for 
each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the highway 
leading from North Woodstock to the Flume House. 
g That the sum of five hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the highway leading 
from the height of land in Franconia to the Flume House. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropriated, 
for each of the years 1897 and 1898, for placing and main- 
taining buoys and lights in Lake Winnipesaukee and adjacent 
waters. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be appropriated for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of highways in the 
town of Dalton. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the highway lead- 
ing from Stewartstown Hollow to Diamond pond, in the town 
of Stewartstown. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated, for each 
of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the Pinkham road, 
so called, and bridges therein, in Coos county, leading from a 
point near the house of George Wood, in Eandolph, to the north- 
erly line of Martin's Grant. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropri- 
ated, for each of the years 1897 and 1898, to assist the town of 
Eandolph in the repair of highways in said town. 

That the sum of two hundred dollars be appropriated, for 
each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the Pink- 
ham ISTotch road, that lies in the town of Jackson. 

That the sum of one hundred and fifty dollars be appropri- 
ated, for each of the years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of the 
Mascoma Valley and Lyme highway, in the town of Dorchester. 

That the sum of fifty dollars be appropriated, for each of the 
years 1897 and 1898, for the repair of that part of the road lead- 
ing from Kendall's Mills, so called, to the main highway be- 
tween Canaan and Dorchester, that lies in the town of Groton. 



102 Chapter 106. [1897. 

All of the above to be expended under the direction of an 
agent or agents to be appointed by the governor and council, 
and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor from any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

Also, that the sum of six hundred dollars be and the same is 
hereby appropriated, for the purpose of surveying, and laying 
out, and extending, and making plans and specifications prelim- 
inary to extending, the road between Great Boar's Head, in 
Hampton, N. H., and Little Boar's Head, in Rye, IST. H., so that 
the same may extend from Massachusetts state line at Salisbury 
Beach to Fort Point, in ISTewcastle, N. H. 

That the sum hereby appropriated be expended under the di- 
rection of the governor and council, and that they make report 
to the next legislature. 

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 106. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN RELATION TO DARTMOUTH COLLEGE. 
$5,000 annuaUy appropriated. 

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

SSriTd'"^ That the sum of five thousand dollars ($5,000) shall be appro- 
priated and paid out of the state treasury to the trustees of Dart- 
mouth college on the warrant of the governor on the first day of 
September each year, for a period of two years next after the 
passage of this resolution, for the use of said college in its gen- 
eral educational work. 

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 107, 108. 103 



CHAPTER 107. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION FOR THE CONSTRUCTION OF 
A BRIDGE ACROSS SAWYER's RIVER, IN UART's LOCATION, AND RE- 
PEALING CHAPTER 152 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1895. 

$2,500 appropriated ; previous appropriation repealed. 

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

That tlie sum of §2,500, to construct a bridge across Sawyer's 52,500 appropri- 
river, in Hart's Location, be and hereby is appropriated, to be ex- appropriation* 
pended under the direction of three commissionerg appointed by "'^p®*^^*^- 
the governor and council, if, in the judgment of the governor 
and council, it is deemed necessary ; and the governor is hereby 
authorized to draw his warrant for the same from any mone}' in 
the treasury not otherwise appropriated, provided that the sum 
shall not exceed two thousand five hundred dollars ; and chap- 
ter 152 of the Session Laws of 1895, being a joint resolution ap- 
propriating money for a similar purpose, be and the same is 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 108. 

JOINT RESOLUTION RELATING TO REPAIRS ON STATE NORMAL SCHOOL 

BUILDINGS. 

S715 appropriated. 

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

That the sum of seven hundred and fifteen dollars be and is S7i5 appropri- 
hereby appropriated for repairs and heating of state normal** ' 
school buildings at Plymouth, said sum to be expended under 
the direction of the trustees of said school ; and the governor is 
hereby authorized to draw his warrant for said sum for the pur- 
pose aforesaid out of any money in the treasury not otherwise 
appropriated. 

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



104 Chapters 109, 110. [1897. 



CHAPTER 109. 

JOINT RESOLUTION APPROPRIATING MONEY FOR THE CONTINUING OF 
THE WORK OF INDEXING THE RECORDS IN THE OFFICE OF THE 
SECRETARY OF STATE. 

$1,000 annually appropriated. 

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

fppr?priated."^ That the sum of one thousand dollars a year for two years from 
the first day of June, 1897, to be expended under the direction 
of the governor and council, be and hereby is appropriated for 
continuing the work of indexing the records in the ofiice of the 
secretary of state, as provided in chapter 86, Session Laws of 
1883 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 110. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION IN FAVOR OF LIGHTING 
THE LIGHTHOUSE ON LOON ISLAND, IN SUNAPEE LAKE, BY ELEC- 
TRICITY, AND FOR PLACING AND MAINTAINING BUOYS ON SAID LAKE, 
AND FOR PLACING ADDITIONAL BUOYS On LAKE WINNIPESAUKEE, 
AND REPAIRING BUOYS ALREADY EXISTING ON SAID LAKE. 

$1,100 appropriated. 

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

$1,100 appropri- That tlic suiii of scvcu huudrcd dollars be, and the same is 
**''^' hereby appropriated, for lighting the lighthouse on Loon island, 

in Sunapee lake, by electricity, and for placing and maintaining 
buoys on said lake, said sura to be expended by an agent ap- 
pointed by the governor, with the advice of the council ; and the 
governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the same 
out of any money not otherwise apj^ropriated. 

That the sum of one hundred dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated for the purpose of placing additional buoj^s 
at dangerous points on Lake \Vinnipesaukee not already pro- 



1897.] Chapter 111. 105 

vided with buoys, and for the purpose of repairing buoys on 
said lake already existing, the same to be expended under the 
direction of an agent to be appointed by the governor and coun- 
cil ; and the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for said sum of one hundred dollars out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 

And that the sum of two hundred dollars be, and the same is 
hereby appropriated for repairing the Miller Park Mountain 
road (so called) situated in the towns of Temple and Peterl)or- 
ough, one hundred dollars to be expended in the year 1897 
and one hundred dollars in the year 1898, said sum to be ex- 
pended by an agent to be appointed by the governor, with 
the advice of the council, and the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money not 
otherwise appropriated ; and that the sum of one hundred dol- 
lars be, and the same is hereby appropriated, for repairing 
the Crotchet Mountain road (so called) situated in the town of 
Francestown, fifty dollars of said sum to be expended in the 
year 1897, and fifty dollars in the year 1898, said sum to be 
expended by an agent to be appointed by the governor, with 
the advice of the council, and the governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant for the same out of any money not 
otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTEPv 111. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR THE PLACING AND MAINTAINING BUOYS IN 
SQUAM LAKE. 

Section i section 

1. $50 annually appropriatea. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

That the sum of fifty dollars for each of the years 1897 andgj/„°^i"^fjy 
1898 be and is hereby appropriated for the purpose of placing 
and maintaining buoys in Squam lake, the same to be expended 
under the direction of a committee appointed by the governor 
and council. 

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

[Approved March 26, 1897.] ""''"''■ 



106 Chapters 112, 113. [1897. 



CHAPTER 112. 

JOINT RESOLUTION FOR AN APPROPRIATION TO AID IN THE CONSTRUC- 
TION OF A BRIDGE ACROSS THE ANDROSCOGGIN RIVER AT THE 
FORD, SO CALLED, IN THE TOWN OF SHELBURNE. 

$2,500 appropriated. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Rei^resentatkes in General 
Court convened : 

$2,500 appropri- Tliat tliG sum of tweiitj-five hundred dollars be and the same 
is hereby appropriated to aid in the construction of a bridge 
across the Androscoggin river at the ford, so called, in the town 
of Shelburne. Said sum is to be expended under the direction 
of an agent to be appointed by the governor and council, and 
the governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant for the 
same out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appropri- 
ated, provided that said bridge shall be completed before the first 
dav of January, 1899. 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 113. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EDAVARD L. MILES. 
$25 allowed for expenses. 

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

$25 allowed for That the sum of twenty-live dollars be and the same is al- 
expenses. lowcd Edward L. Miles for expenses incurred in maintaining 

his right to a seat in this house. The governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant therefor out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 114, 115. 107 



CHAPTER 114. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF THE INDUSTRIAL SCHOOL. 

Section I Section 

1. $2,500 appropriated. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the sum of twenty-five hundred dollars S2^5oo appropri- 
($2,500) be and is hereby appropriated for the present indebted-*^ ' 
ness and necessary repairs on buildings, this sum to be expended 
by the advice of the trustees. And the governor is authorized to 
draw his warrant for the same from any money not already ap- 
propriated. 

Sect. 2. This joint resolution shall take effect on its passage. '''*''g|*|*^^'=**''' 
[Approved March 26, 1897.] ^''''^'' 



CHAPTER 115. 

joint resolution authorizing the governor and council to 
distribute thirty sets of Hitchcock's geology. 

Distribution of Hitchcock's Geology and Atlas. 

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

That the governor and council be authorized to exchange or Distribution of 
present thirty sets of Hitchcock's Geology and Atlas, as they shall Sg^and 
deem for the best interest of the state. ^'^'*^- 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



108 Chapters 116, 117. [1897. 



CHAPTER 116. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF EDAVIN F. RICHMOND AND JAMES 

KEARNS. 

S156.50 allowed for expenses and services. 

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

s^ise.M^aUowed That the sum of forty-three dollars and twenty-five cents be al- 
and services, lowed Edwin F. Richmond, and the said sum be paid him for 
expenses incurred by him in establishing his right to a seat in 
this house ; and that the sum of forty-three dollars and twenty- 
five cents be allowed James Kearns for expenses incurred by 
him in defending his right to a seat in this house, and that the 
further sum of seventy dollars be paid him for twenty-eight days' 
service as a member of said house ; and the governor is author- 
ized to draw his warrants for said sums out of any money in the 
treasury not otherwise appropriated. 
[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 117. 

.JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF MICHAEL o'MALLEY, 
$128.60 allowed for expenses. 

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

$128.60 allowed That tlic sum of one hundred and twenty-eight dollars and 
or expenses, ^y^^y ceuts bc, and the same is hereby, allowed Michael O'Malley 
for expenses incurred in maintaining his right to a seat in this 
house. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
for the same out of any money in the treasuiy not otherwise ap- 
propriated. 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 118, 119, 120. 109 



CHAPTER 118. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JOHN H. FRENCH. 
SlOO allowed for expenses. 

Resolved by the Senate and House of Eepresentatives in General 
Court cojwened : 

That Jolin II. French be, and is hereby, allowed the sum of f *J^„*JJ°^"'^ ^°' 
cue hundred dollars for expenses incurred by him in maintaining 
his right to a seat in this house. The governor is hereby author- 
ized to draw his warrant therefor out of any money in the treas- 
ury not otherwise appropriated. 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 119. 



JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF ANDREW J. CROOKER. 
$213.42 allowed for expenses. 

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

That the sum of two hundred and thirteen dollars and forty- $213.42 allowed 
two cents be, and the same is hereby, allowed Andrew J. Crooker "'" ^''p®°^®^- 
for expenses incurred in maintaining his right to a seat in this 
house. The governor is hereby authorized to draw his warrant 
therefor out of any money in the treasury not otherwise appro- 
priated. 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 120. 

JOINT RESOLUTION IN FAVOR OF JAMES H. WILLOUGHBY AND OTHERS. 

Sundry appropriations. 

Resolved hy the Senate and House of Rej^esentatives in General 
Court convened : 

That James H. Willoughby, John Demeritt, and Walter F. sundry appro- 
Buck be allowed the sum of three hundred and twenty dollars ^"**'^'^'' 
each. 



no Chapter 120. [1897. 

That Eev. Frank L. Pbalen, John J. Kichols, John "Wood- 
ward, Edward P. Hunt, John H. Willey, Charles W. Torr, 
Henry B. Stearns, Horace B. Sherburne, Charles T. Huntoon, 
Andy Holt, Silas G. Clifford, be allowed the sum of two hun- 
dred and eighty ($280) dollars each. 

That James F. Estes, John W. Odlin, Edward Plummer, 
Fred P. Eichardson, and Ralph "W. Gordon, be allowed the sum 
of one hundred and sixty dollars each. 

That Josephine C. Larkin be allowed the sum of one hundred 
and sixty dollars. 

That John W. Bourlet, Jr., be allowed the sum of eighty-eight 
dollars. 

That Laura J. Welch be allowed the sum of fifty dollars. 

That A. W. Presler be allowed the sum of eleven dollars and 
eighty-five cents. 

That William P. Lamb be allowed the sum of two hundred 
dollars in full for services. 

That James M. Adams be allowed the sum of twenty dollars. 

That the Nashua Telegraph Publishing Company be allowed 
the sum of twelve dollars and fourteen cents. 

That Horace L. Ingalls be allowed the sum of twenty dollars. 

That William F. Whitcomb and Clark S. Edwards be allowed 
the sum of fifteen dollars each ; that Orrin W. Head be allowed 
the sum of six dollars and twenty cents ; Calvin Robie the sum 
of fourteen dollars and forty cents; Edward L. Austin and 
Irving Bodwell the sum of ten dollars each, in full for services 
rendered. 

That the Times Publishing Co. be allowed the sum of ten dol- 
lars, and the John B. Clarke Co. be allowed the sum of six hun- 
dred and twenty dollars and fifty-two cents ; John R. Miller be 
allowed the sum of two hundred and thirty-five dollars and thirty 
cents. 

That George A. Place be allowed the sum of seventeen dollars 
and twenty-five cents. 

That Edson C. Eastman be allowed the sum of fifty -five dol- 
lars and thirty cents ; Fred L. Johnson, one dollar and forty 
cents ; Howard & Co. be allowed one hundred and sixty-four 
dollars and fifty-three cents ; John H. Clark, the sum of thirty 
dollars and twenty cents ; Woodbury E. Hunt, the sum of one 
dollar and ninety cents ; Goodhue & Milton the sum of seven- 
teen dollars and ninety-nine cents ; George R. Pierce the sum 
of nine dollars ; Benjamin Billsborough the sum of seven dol- 
lars and twenty-one cents ; J. M. Stewart & Sons Co. be allowed 
the sum of two hundred and forty-two dollars and ninety- 
four cents. 

That Silsby & Son be allowed the sum of four hundred and 
thirty-six dollars and sixtj'-eight cents for stationery supplies. 

That the Republican Press Association be allowed tlie sum 
of five hundred and eighty-eight dollars; the ITnion Publish- 
ing Company be allowed the sum of five hundred and eighty- 
four dollars and forty-two cents ; that the iS". H. Democratic 



1897.] Chapter 120. Ill 

Press Co. be allowed the sum of five hundred and fifty-seven 
dollars and fiftv-two cents. 

That H. C. Pearson, G. W. Fowler, J. E. Cofiin, L. B. 
Brown, W. T. Dodge, D. B. Donovan, G. H. Moses, H. H. 
Metealf, A. H. Robinson, and J. E. Keelei", legislative re- 
porters, be allowed the sum of one hundred dollars each ; 
that Susie R. Morrison be allowed the sum of fifty dollars ; that 
Edward M. Kason, Anthon W. Colby, and Orlando I. Godfrey 
be allowed the sum of one hundred dollars each. 

[Approved March 26, 1897.] 



PRIVATE ACTS. 



CHAPTER 121. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF BERLIN. 



Section 

1. City constituted. 
3. Wards. 

3. City council. 

4. Powers of mayor and council. 

5. School district. 

tj. City takes property and debts of 
town and school district. 

7. Representatives to general court. 

8. Moderator and sui)ervisors of check- 

lists. 

9. Check-lists. 

10. Ward meetings. 

11. Election and term of councilmen 

and ward clerks. 

12. Mas'or; election, powers, vacancy, 

salary. 



Section 

13. Oath of mayor and council; election 

of city clerk. 

14. Election, term, and compensation 

of city officers. 

15. Board of education. 

16. Appropriations and expenditures 

for schools. 

17. Police court. 

18. Vacancies to be filled by city coun- 

cil. 

19. Elections. 

20. First election. 

21. When takes effect; adoption by 

town. 



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



City consti- 
tuted. 



Wards. 



Section 1. The inhabitants of the town of Berlin in the 
county of Coos shall continue to be a body corporate and politic, 
under the name of the city of Berlin. 

Sect. 2. Said city of Berlin is hereby divided into three wards, 
which shall be constituted as follows, namely : 

Ward one shall include all that part of said Berlin lying 
southerly and westerly of the following described line : Begin- 
ning on the town line between the town of Berlin and the town- 
ship of Success, where said line is intersected by the range line 
between ranges nine and ten ; thence running w^esterly on said 
range line to its intersection with the center line of the location 
of the Concord & Montreal Railroad ; thence in a direct line to 
the center of Dead river, where it empties into the Androscoggin 

(112) 



1897.] Chapter 121. 113 

river; thence up the center of Dead river to the range line be- 
tween ranges seven and eight; thence westerly on said raiif'-e 
line to its intersection with the town line between the town of 
Berlin and the township of Kilkenny. 

Ward two shall include all that part of said Berlin lying 
northerly and easterly of the line above described and the fol- 
lowing described line : beginning on the town line between the 
town of Berlin and the township of Success, where said line 
is intersected by the range line between ranges eight and 
nine ; thence westerly on said range line to the point where 
it intersects the established land line between the Glen Man- 
ufacturing Company and the Berlin Falls Fibre Company; 
thence on said land line to the west bank of the Androscog- 
gin river ; thence in a direct line to the southerly line of 
lands now owned and occupied by Philip St. Laurent ; thence 
on the line of said St. Laurent's land to School street ; thence 
across School street to the center of Prospect street ; thence 
on the center line of Prospect street as far as it is occupied ; 
thence on same course as Prospect street to the check line be- 
tween lots numbered four and five; thence southerly on said 
check line to the center line of the location of the Grand 
Trunk railway ; thence on said railway line to the range line 
between ranges three and four ; thence on said range line to 
the town line between the town of Berlin and the township of 
Kilkenny. 

Ward three shall include all that portion of said Berlin not 
embraced in wards one and two 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 nine members, to be called the council, the 
members whereof shall be called councilmen. The mayor and 
council shall sit and act together and compose one body, and in 
their joint capacity be called the city council. 

Sect. 4. The mayor and council created by this act shall Powers of mayor 
have all the powers, and do and perform in reference to each ^"^ """""^ ' 
other, or otherwise, all the duties which mayors, boards of alder- 
men, and common councils of cities are by law authorized or re- 
quired to do or perform, either separately or otherwise; and all 
provisions of the statutes pertaining to the duties or powers of 
boards of aldermen and common councils of cities, separately or 
otherwise, shall be construed to apply to said city council, unless 
a contrary intention appears. 

Sect. 5. Said city shall constitute one school district, and the school district, 
administration of all fiscal, prudential, and district affairs of said 
district shall be vested in the city council, except such as shall 
hereinafter be vested in the school board. 

Sect. 6. All property of said town of Berlin, or of the school ^;*y*^^^^gP^j°p- 
district of said town, shall be vested in said city, and all debts ofoftownand ^ 
said town and said school district shall be considered for all p^r.^^^^-^'-ii^t^o*- 
poses as the debts of said city. 



114 



Chapter 121. 



[1897. 



Representatives 
to general court 



Moderator and 
supervisors of 
check-lists. 



Check-lists. 



Ward meetings. 



Election and 
term of council- 
men and ward 
clerks. 



Mayor : elec- 
tion, powers, 
vacancy, salary. 



Sect. 7. Each ^Yard shall elect one representative to the gen- 
eral court until such time as any or all of said wards shall, by 
virtue of their constitutional rights, be entitled to a greater num- 
ber. 

Sect. 8. Each ward shall, at each state biennial election, 
choose by ballot a moderator and three supervisors of check- 
lists, who shall hold office for two years, and until their succes- 
sors are elected and qualified, and shall receive for their services 
only such compensation as the city council may vote. Said 
supervisors shall perform all the duties required by law of select- 
men of wards in cities and supervisors of check-lists in towns, 
and for all purposes requiring such officers shall be considered 
selectmen of said wards. The present board of supervisors of 
said town of Berlin shall act as supervisors and selectmen of 
each of said wards until supervisors are chosen by each of 
said wards at the next biennial election, as herein provided. 
They shall detail one of their number to attend each meeting 
in each of said w^ards at which supervisors are required by law to 
be present, and such supervisor, while in attendance on such 
meeting, shall have the powers and perform the duties of the. 
full board. 

Sect. 9. Said supervisors, in regulating and posting check- 
lists, shall be governed by the law applying to the supervisors of 
towns, their respective wards being considered as a town for 
such purposes. 

Sect. 10. The annual meeting of each ward shall be held on 
the second Tuesday of March in each year, at such place in said 
city as may be fixed by said city council. The first meeting of 
said wards shall be called by the present supervisors of the town 
of Berlin, at such place as they may select, and said board of 
supervisors shall prepare a check-list for each ward, for use at 
such meetings. 

Sect. 11. Each ward, at its annual meeting, shall elect a 
councilman who shall serve for three years, and a ward clerk 
who shall serve for one year, except that at the first election in 
each ward there shall be elected one councilman to serve for one 
year, one for two years, and one for three years. 

Sect. 12. The mayor of said city shall be chosen annually, 
and shall have a negative upon all the acts of the council to 
which his veto power would extend had the city government 
herein constituted provided for a board of aldermen, and such 
veto power shall extend to individual items of appropriations. 
He shall preside in all meetings of the city council, but shall 
have no vote except in case of an equal division. In his absence, 
the council may elect one of their number chairman, who shall 
have all the powers and perform all the duties of mayor during 
his absence or disability, or during a vacancy in said office from 
any cause. The mayor shall receive for his services an annual 
salary of two hundred dollars, payable semi-annually, which shall 
be in full for all services of every kind rendered by him in said 
office. 



1897.] Chapter 121. 115 

Sect. 13. The mayor and council shall annually, on the ^ast ^^^^'^ °^j|^*y<>'" 
Monday of March, meet for the purpose of taking their respect- election of cuy 
ive oaths, and shall elect a city clerk, who shall be clerk of the '''^'^'^' 
city council and have a salary of two hundred dollars per 
annum. 

Sect 14. Said council shall also, within one week of said an-^^^<=^'J'°'*^'^™' 
nual meeting, appoint a board of three assessors, one' from each tion of city 
ward, who shall receive for their services seventy-five dollars °*''^'^^" 
each per annum ; and said council shall also, within thirty days 
of said annual meeting, appoint a board of health of not more 
than three persons, a city treasurer, who shall also serve as treas- 
urer of the board of education and receive as compensation fifty 
dollars per annum, a city auditor, a collector of taxes, a city 
solicitor, a city marshal and police ofiicers, a highway commis- 
sioner, a chief engineer and assistant engineers of the fire de- 
partment ; and may create such other governmental departments 
and elect or appoint such other ofiicers or agents as are neces- 
sary for the good government of the city, not otherwise provided 
for. 

The term of such ofiicers shall be for one year, and until their 
successors are elected and qualified, unless sooner removed, but 
all ofiicers and agents shall be subject to removal by the city 
council. The compensation of ofiicers and agents whose salary 
is not fixed shall be only such as may be fixed by the city 
council. 

Sect. 15. The general management and control of the public ^oard of educa- 
schools, and of the buildings and property pertaining thereto, 
shall be vested in a board of education consisting of three mem- 
bers, who shall be elected by the city council until such time 
as the city may vote to elect them at their annual ward meetings, 
or at special meetings called for that purpose. They shall hold 
ofiice for three years, and until their successors are elected and 
qualified, except the terms of those first elected shall be for one, 
two, and three years respectively. They shall receive such com- 
pensation as may be fixed by the council, and their terms of ofiice 
shall begin on the first Monday of April. Councilmen shall be 
ineligible to election as members of the board of education. 

Sect. 16. The appropriations for schools shall be vested in the AppropriaHona 
city council, and the school board shall be accountable to the turelfor" ' 
city council for its expenditures. Bchoois. 

Sect. 17. The police court of the town of Berlin, as hereto- ^°''°^ •'°'"'*- 
fore existing and constituted, is hereby constituted and estab- 
lished as the police court of the city of Berlin, and all precepts, 
civil and criminal, which by law are made returnable to, or 
which have been instituted and were pending before the said po- 
lice court of the town of Berlin when the act establishing the 
city of Berlin shall go into eflect, shall be heard and adminis- 
tered in said court under the name of the police court of the city 
of Berlin. The salary of the justice of said police court shall be 
the sum heretofore fixed by the town of Berlin. The justice of 
said court may appoint a clerk of the court, if provision is made 



116 Chapter 121. [1897. 

by the city council of said city for his compensation ; but, until 
such provision is made, the justice, or, in his absence, the special 
justice, shall be clerk as to all business before them respectively 
transacted in the court, and such clerk or justice shall keep a 
full record of all proceedings. The fees and costs imposed by 
said court shall be for the use of the city of Berlin, and shall be 
paid over to the city treasurer by any person collecting the 
same. 

Vacancies to be Sect. 18. All vacaucies iu the board of education and in all 

counciK " ^ ward offices shall be tilled by the city council. 

Elections. Sect. 19. The general provisions of the statutes relating to 

state biennial elections shall apply to all elections for city and 
ward offices. 

First election. Sect. 20. The supervisors of said town shall seasonably post 
check-lists and warrants for said first annual ward meetings, and 
shall seasonably appoint a moderator and clerk for each of said 
wards from the legal voters thereof, w^ho shall, after being duly 
sworn, have the powers and perform the duties of their respect- 
ive offices at the first annual election under this act, and until 
others are elected and qualified. The returns of votes provided 
by law to be made to the city clerk shall, at said first annual 
election, be made to said town supervisors, who shall forthwith 
perform all the duties in relation thereto which are by law as- 
signed to the mayor and council and city clerk respectively. 
Said supervisors shall also select and provide a suitable place for 
the first meeting of the city council, and seasonably notify the 
members thereof of the place so selected. 

Iffect*fdo* tion ®^^^- ^^- "^^^^^ ^^^ ^^'^^^ ^^^^ efiect ou the 20th day of Febru- 
by tovJu. ary, 1897, provided the town shall, before that date, have adopted 

the same at a legal meeting called for that purpose. 

If at any meeting this act shall fail of adoption, it may at the 
expiration of three months from such meeting and prior to Jan- 
uary 1, 1900, be again submitted for adoption. 

It shall be the duty of the selectmen to call a meeting of the 
town to act on said question of adoption in accordance with the 
foregoing provisions, upon the petition of ten or more voters of 
said town. 

[Approved February 2, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 122, 123. 117 

C HAPTER 122. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO APPROPRIATE A 
SUM OF MONEY NOT EXCEEDING SIX HUNDRED DOLLARS FOR THE 
PREPARATION AND PUBLICATION OF THE PROCEEDINGS OF ITS SEMI- 
CENTENNIAL CELEBRATION. 

Section i Section 

1. Appropriation authorized. 2. Takes effect on passage; repealing 

I clause. 

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

Section 1. The city of Manchester is hereby authorized to ^pp''op"^t'oa 
appropriate a sum not exceeding six hundred dollars for the 
preparation and publication of the proceedings of its semi-cen- 
tennial celebration in September, 1896. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passage, and all Takes effect on 
acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- fngdil'se!^^^^*'' 
pealed. 

[Approved February 2, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 123. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE WESTON & HILL CO. 

Section i Section 

1. Name changed. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The name of the Weston & Hill Company shall Name changed, 
be, and hereby is, changed to that of the James W. Hill Com- 
pany, by which name it shall be known and transact its busi- 
ness. 

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

[Approved February 3, 1897.] P^'^'^se. 



118 



Chapters 124, 125. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 124. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE VOTE PASSED BY THE TOWN OF HOLDERNESS 
AT A SPECIAL TOWN MEETING HELD JULY 13, 1895, EXEMPTING CER- 
TAIN PROPERTY OF JOHN S. DAVISON FROM TAXATION. 



Vote legalized. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 
1. Vote legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the vote passed by the town of Holderness at 
its special town meeting held July 13, 1895, exempting the 
boarding-house property of John S. Davison from taxation for 
the term often years, is hereby legalized, ratified, and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 3, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 125. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF COURT CONCORD, NO. 7400, ANCIENT 
ORDER FORESTERS OF AMERICA, OF CONCORD, TO COURT CONCORD, 
NO. 4, FORESTERS OF AMERICA, OF CONCORD. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



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



Name changed. 



Repealing 
clause; acttaksB 
effect on 



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

Section 1. That the name of Court Concord, No. 7400, An- 
cient Order Foresters of America, of Concord, be changed to 
Court Concord, No 4, Foresters of America, of Concord, and it 
shall be hereafter known by that name. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 126, 127. 119 



CHAPTER 126. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE BIENNIAL ELECTION OF THE TOWN OF LON- 
DONDERRY, HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1896. 

Section i Section 

1. Election legalizetl. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the biennial election of the town of London- ?'g^j°*'<"^'*3*'- 
derry, held Tuesday, November 3, 1896, be, and the same is here- 
by, declared legal, and that all acts done and elections made and 
declared by the moderator for said meeting be, and the same are 
hereby, ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1897.] '''"'" 



CHAPTER 127. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE DOINGS OF THE TOWN OF DALTON AT THE 
BIENNIAL ELECTION HELD NOVEMBER 3, 1896. 

Section I Section 

1. Election legalized . | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

That the acts of the town of Dalton at the biennial election Election legai- 
held Tuesday, November 3, 1896, be, and the same are hereby, '^^ ' 
declared legal, and all elections made at said meeting are hereby 
ratified and confirmed. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1897.] ^'''*^' 



120 



Chapter 128. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 128. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO RE-FUND OUT- 
STANDING WATER-LOAN BONDS AS THE SAME MAY COME DUE. 



Section 

1. Re-funding authorized. 

2. Bonds of January 1, 1897 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Re-funding 
authorized. 



Bonds of Jan 
1, 1897. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The city of Manchester is hereby authorized to 
re-fund any of its outstanding water-loan bonds which were is- 
sued prior to January 1, 1893, by the issue of the same amount 
of bonds, which shall be issued in the same manner and under 
the same conditions as to time, rate of interest, and sinking fund 
as the five hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) of bonds author- 
ized by chapter 183 of the Laws of New Hampshire passed at the 
January session, 1893, and amended by chapter 172 of the Laws 
of New Hampshire passed at the January session, 1895, are to be 
issued, but shall not be deemed to form any part of said five 
hundred thousand dollars ($500,000) of bonds, authorized by 
said laws. 

Sect. 2. The one hundred thousand dollars ($100,000) of 
bonds issued January 1, 1897, in payment of one hundred thou- 
sand dollars (1100,000) of water-loan bonds, which became due 
at that date, shall be deemed a part of the water-works debt of 
said city of Manchester, and the annual interest upon the same 
shall be a charge upon the amount standing to the credit of the 
water-works in the city treasury ; and the annual appropri- 
ation for the sinking fund for the payment of said one hun- 
dred thousand dollars ($100,000) of bonds shall also be an 
annual charge upon said amount so standing to the credit of the 
water- works . 

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

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapters 129, 130. 121 



CHAPTEK 129. 

AN ACT ENABLING THE CITY OF SOMERSWORTU TO CONTRACT WITH 
THE manufacturers' AND VILLAGE LIBRARY. 

Section , Sectio n 

1. Contract authorized. 3. Takes effect on passage. 

2. City may pay over library fund and 

be excused from electing trustees. | 

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



Section 1. The city of Somersworth is hereby authorized to ^^^°jf^^F*gj 
make such contracts as may be deemed expedient by the city 
councils with the Manufacturers' and Village Library, in order 
to secure to said city the free use of the librar}" of said Manufac- 
turers' and Village Library. 

Sect. 2. Said city of Somersworth is hereby authorized and^^^yj^^^^p^y 
empowered to turn over to said Manufacturers' and Village Li- fund and be ex. 

t ^ fi/^',i /> T ,• 1 •,• cused from elect- 

brary, lor detraymg the expenses ot conducting and maintain- ing trustees, 
ing the library, and of purchasing new books, or for other 
library purposes, all sums of money required to be assessed 
under the provisions of chapter 118 of the Laws of the State of 
IS'ew Hampshire passed at the January session, 1895, for the 
purpose of establishing free public libraries ; and if saicl city of 
Somersworth shall contract with said Manufacturers' and Vil- 
lage Library, and shall turn over to it said sums of money, or 
other additional sums of money, then said city shall not be re- 
quired to elect the board of trustees provided for by said act. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1897.] ""'''"'■ 



CHAPTER 130. 

AN ACT TO AMEND THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF SOMERSWORTH. 

SECTioy I Section 

1. Wards changed; residence required 2. Takes effect on passige. 

for voting or holding ofBce. | 

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

Section 1. Strike out all of section 2, chapter 171, laws of wards changed. 
1893, after the words, " and thence northeasterly by Rochester 
to ward 1," and insert in place thereof the following: 



122 Chapter 130. [1897. 

" Ward jSTo. 3 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded as follows : Commencing at the city of Dover, and the 
southwesterly corner of ward 2, and extending thence easterly 
and northeasterly, by said ward 2, to Washington street, 
thence easterly through Washington street and by ward 1 to 
Berwick, thence southerly by said Berwick to a point due east 
from the easterly end of Fayette street, thence westerly to and 
through Fayette street to Green street, thence southerly through 
Green street to Franklin street, thence westerly through Frank- 
lin street to Portland street, thence southerly through Portland 
street to South street, thence westerly through South street to 
proposed street now known as Locke avenue, thence southerly 
through Locke avenue to Myrtle street, thence in a direct line 
from the intersection of Myrtle street and Locke avenue to the 
intersection of Indigo Hill road and Green street, thence south- 
erly by Green street and new Dover road to the town of Rollins- 
ford, thence southwesterly by Rollinsford to Dover, and thence 
northwesterly by Dover to ward 2. 

" Ward ISTo. 4 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded by a line extending from Rollinsford northerly b}' ward 
3 through new Dover road and Green street to the direct line 
from the intersection of Indigo Hill road and Green street to the 
intersection of Myrtle street and Locke avenue ; through Locke 
avenue, South street, Portland street, Franklin street. Green 
street to Fayette street ; thence easterly through Fayette street 
to Annis street, thence southerly through Annis street to Frank- 
lin street, thence easterly through Franklin street to Union street, 
thence southerly through Union street to Shorey's lane, thence 
easterly through Shorey's lane to Main street, thence south- 
erly through Main street to town of Rollinsford, and thence 
southwesterly by town of Rollinsford to ward 3. 

"Ward No. 5 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded by a line extending from Rollinsford northerly by ward 
4, through Main street to Shorey's lane, thence westerly through 
Shorey's lane to Union street, thence northerly through Union 
street to Franklin street, thence westerly through Franklin 
street to Annis street, thence northerly through Annis street to 
Fayette street, thence easterly through Fayette street and by 
ward 3 to Berwick, thence southeasterly by said Berwick to Rol- 
linsford, and thence southwesterly by said Rollinsford to ward 4. 

" K'o person shall have a right to vote or hold office in either of 
the wards hereby established, unless he shall have been an actual 
resident of such ward, or the territory embraced therein, for the 
period of six months next preceding such election or next pre- 
ceding the passage of this act." 

So that section 2, as amended, shall read : 

"Sect. 2. The said city of Somersworth is hereby divided into 
five wards, which shall be constituted as follows, namely : 

" Ward No. 1 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded by a line described as follows : Commencing at the 
most northerly point of said Somersworth, on the line of the 



1897.] Chapter 130. 123 

town of Berwick and the state of Maine, and extending thence 
southeasterly by said Berwick to a point due east from the east- 
erly end of Washington street ; thence westerly to and through 
"Washington street to its junction with Orange street; thence 
northwesterly through Orange and Highland street to Prospect 
street, thence westerly through Prospect to Rochester street, 
thence northwesterly through said Rochester street and Rocky 
Hills road to the city of Rochester, and thence northeasterly by 
said Rochester to the state of Maine. 

" Ward No. 2 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded by the following described line : Commencing at the 
city of Rochester and the northwesterly corner of ward 1, and 
extending southeasterly by ward 1 to Washington street at its 
junction with Green street, thence southerly through Green 
street to Pleasant street, thence westerly through Pleasant to 
High street, thence southwesterly through High street to Indigo 
Hill road ; thence westerly through Indigo Hill road, the new 
road to Blackwater, and the old Blackwater road, to the city of 
Dover, near the dwelling of Thomas Walsh ; thence northwest- 
erly by said Dover to Rochester, and thence northeasterly by 
Rochester to ward 1. 

" Ward jSTo. 3 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded as follows : Commencing at the city of Dover, and the 
southwesterly corner of ward 2, and extending thence easterly 
and northeasterly, by said ward 2, to Washington street, thence 
easterly through Washington street and by ward 1 to Berwick, 
thence southerly by said Berwick to a point due east from the 
easterly end of Fayette street, thence westerly to and through 
Fayette street to Green street, thence southerly through Green 
street to Franklin street, thence westerly through Franklin 
street to Portland street, thence southerly through Portland 
street to South street, thence westerly through South street to 
proposed street now known as Locke avenue, thence southerly 
through Locke avenue to Myrtle street, thence in a direct line 
from the intersection of Myrtle street and Locke avenue to the 
intersection of Indigo Hill road and Green street, thence south- 
erly by Green street and new Dover road to the town of Rollins- 
ford, thence southwesterly by Rollinsford to Dover, and thence 
northwesterly by Dover to ward 2. 

" Ward No. 4 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded by a line extending from Rollinsford northerly by ward 
3 through new Dover road and Green street to the direct line 
from the intersection of Indigo Hill road and Green street to the 
intersection of Myrtle street and Locke avenue ; through Locke 
avenue, South street, Portland street, Franklin street, Green 
street to Fayette street ; thence easterly through Fayette street 
to Annis street, thence southerly through Annis street to Frank- 
lin street, thence easterly through Franklin street to Union 
street, thence southerly through Union street to Shorey's lane, 
thence easterly through Shorey's lane to Main street, thence 
southerly through Main street to town of Rollinsford, and 
thence southerly by town of Rollinsford to ward 3. 



124 



Chapter 131. 



[1897. 



" Ward No. 5 shall include all that part of said Somersworth 
bounded by a line extending from Rollinsford northerly by 
ward 4, through Main street'to Shorey's lane, thence westerly 
through Shorey's lane to Union street, thence northerly through 
Union street to Franklin street, thence westerly through Frank- 
lin street to Annis street, thence northerly through Annis street 
to Fayette street, thence easterly through Fayette street and by 
ward 3 to Berwick, thence southeasterly by said Berwick to 
Rollinsford, and thence southwesterly by said Rollinsford to 
ward 4. 
Residence re- " ^q person sliall have the right to vote or hold office in either 
or hoiding''offlc°e^ of thc wards hereby established unless he shall have been an ac- 
tual resident of such ward, or the territory embraced therein, for 
the period of six months next preceding such election or next 
preceding the passage of this act." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 131. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE CENTER HARBOR VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT 
IN THE TOAVN OF CENTER HARBOR. 



Section 

1. Establishment and acta legalized. 

2. Authority to borrow and to fund in- 

debtedness. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Establishment 
and acts 
legalized. 



Authority to 
borrow and to 
fund 
indebtedness. 



Section 1. The acts and proceedings of the inhabitants of 
that portion of the town of Center Harbor, now known as the Cen- 
ter Harbor village fire precinct in the town of Center Harbor ; 
the acts and proceedings of the town officers of said town w4th 
reference to the establishment of said precinct or district ; and 
all acts and proceedings of said district in its annual and spe- 
cial meetings are hereby legalized and made valid ; and said dis- 
trict is hereby established, with all the powders and privileges 
conferred on village districts by chapter 53 of the Public Stat- 
utes. 

Sect. 2. Said district may, by vote, at any meeting regularly 
called, authorize its district commissioners to borrow money 
on the credit of the district, not exceeding fifteen thousand dol- 
lars (.$15,000), to meet the expenses that may be incurred by the 



1897.] Chapter 132. 125 

authority of the district for any of the purposes specified in sec- 
tion 1 of chapter 53 of the Public Statutes, and may fund its in- 
debtedness by issuing bonds of such kinds and denominations, 
payable at such times and places, with interest semi-annually or 
annually, at a rate not exceeding five per cent per annum, as by 
vote it may authorize. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. Sbm'/^*'''"" 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



CHATTER 132. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF MANCHESTER TO APPROPRIATE MONEY 
TOWARD THE ARMORY RENT OF LOUIS BELL POST, NO. 3, GRAND 
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC, AND JOSEPH FRESCHL POST, NO. 94, GRAND 
ARMY OF THE REPUBLIC. 

Section i Section 

1. Appropriation authorized. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. The city of Manchester is hereby authorized to ap- Appropriation 
propriate a sum not exceeding two hundred dollars annually for *"'^°"^^'^- 
the purpose of paying one hundred dollars annually toward the 
rent of the armory for Louis Bell Post, No. 3, Grand Army of the 
Republic, and one hundred dollars annually tow^ard the rent of 
the armory for Joseph Freschl Post, No. 94, Grand Army of the 
Republic. 

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

[Approved February 16, 1897.] ^ p"'"'^" 



126 



Chapter 133. 



CHAPTER 133. 



[1897. 



AN ACT TO ENABLE LANCASTER ACADEMY TO UNITE WITH, AND BE- 
COME MERGED IN, UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1, OF LANCASTER. 



Section 
1. Academy and district may unite; 
conditions. 



Section 

2. Disposition of property of academy. 

3. Talies effect on passage. 



Academy and 
district may 
unite. 



Conditions. 



Disposition of 
property of 
accademy. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



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

Section 1. The corporation kuown as the Trustees of Lancas- 
ter Academy may, within one year from the passage of this act, 
become united with, and merged in, Union school district No. 
1, of Lancaster, by vote of the trustees of the academy and 
of the district, on such terms as shall be mutually agreed upon. 

Provided, That the schools of Lancaster formed by such union 
shall be known as Lancaster Academy and High School ; and 
that some department of such schools shall be maintained on the 
premises now occupied by said academy ; and that all scholars 
of said Lancaster outside said Union school district who shall 
pass an examination as to proficiency, to be established and pub- 
lished jointly by the board of education of said Union school dis- 
trict and the school board of the town district, shall be entitled 
to an academic education in said Lancaster Academy and High 
School at the actual cost per capita (tuition and running ex- 
penses only) of maintaining the academic department of said 
Lancaster Academy and High School. 

Sect. 2. Upon completing the union here provided, the trus- 
tees of said academy shall convey all real and personal property 
and assets of the corporation to said Union school district, con- 
ditioned as herein provided, with reversion in case of failure by 
said district to observe said covenants to the town of Lancaster, 
for literary and educational purposes ; and on the completion of 
such union and conveyance, said corporation of the Trustees of 
Lancaster Academy shall be dissolved. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect and be in force on and after 
its passage. 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 134. 



127 



CHAPTER 134. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE TOWN OF LANCASTER TO ISSUE CERTAIN 

BONDS. 



Section 

Preamble. 
1. Bonds authorized. 



Section 

2. Requirements as to bonds. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



"Whereas, the town of Lancaster did, at its annual meeting in ^'eambie. 
March, 1896, vote to issue certain bonds, to fund its debt and 
provide for local improvements, in presumed conformity Avith 
chapter 43 of the Pamphlet Laws, passed at the January session, 
1895, and 

Whereas, the record of such meeting omits to show the pas- 
sage of such vote by the necessary two thirds majority, and be- 
cause the requirements of said town may demand a larger issue of 
such bonds than the §30,000 originally so specified, 

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

Section 1. The town of Lancaster may issue bonds, not to ex- Bonds 
ceed in amount the sum of forty thousand dollars, for the pur- ^"^^°"'^'^" 
poses set forth in its vote of March 10, 1896, and for such fur- 
ther and similar expenditure as it shall designate at the March 
meeting of the present year. 

Sect. 2. Such bonds shall set forth the authority under Requirements 
which, and the purpose for which they are issued ; shall be pre- ''^ '" ^°'"^*" 
pared, procured, and negotiated b}' the committee designated by 
said vote of March 10, 1896, and shall be drawn and executed 
in substantial conformity with section 5 of said chapter 43 of the 
act hereinbefore cited, and in accordance with the vote or votes 
of said town. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take eifect and be in force from and ^akes effect on 

rv ., passage. 

alter its passage. 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



128 Chapters 135, 136. [1897. 



CHAPTER 135. 

AN ACT TO ESTABLISH LINE BETWEEN THE TOWNS OF LIVERMORE AND 

BARTLETT. 

Section l. Line established. 

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

Line established. SECTION 1. That liiie between the towns of Livermore and 
Bartlett shall begin at the northwest corner of the towm of Al- 
bany, and strike Hart's Location at the nearest point. 
[Approved Febrnary 16, 1897.] 



C PI A P T E R 136. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE AUSTIN, FLINT & DAY COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. Name changed. ) 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Name changed. SECTION 1. The name of the Austin, Flint & Day Company 
shall be, and hereby is, changed to that of the Manchester Sash 
& Blind Company, by which name it shall be known and trans- 
act its business. 

Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 137. 



129 



CHAPTER 137. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE UNITED GAS AND ELECTRIC COMPANY TO 
PURCHASE AND OPERATE THE PROPERTY ACQUIRED BY THE CONSOL- 
IDATED LIGHT AND POWER COMPANY. 



Section 
1. Purchase and operation authorized; 
powers of borrowing and mortgag- 
ing. 



Section 
2. Takes effect 
clause. 



on passage; repealing 



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

Section 1. The United Gas and Electric Company, a corpo- Purchase and 
ration organized under the laws of the state of Xew Hampshire, thodzed'- powers 
is hereby authorized to purchase, hold, maintain, and operate and'mortSng. 
the property acquired by the Consolidated Light and Power 
Company, a corporation heretofore organized and doing busi- 
ness under the Laws of 1889, chapter 196, and the Laws of 
1893, chapter 177 ; and upon the purchase of said property, the 
United Gas and Electric Company is hereby vested with all the 
franchises, rights, and powers granted to said Consolidated Light 
and Power Company, and it may issue stock to the amount of 
three hundred thousand dollars, and it may hire money, issue 
bonds and secure the paj'ment thereof by mortgages of its prop- 
erty, rights, and franchises in a sum not exceeding the amount of 
the capital stock, viz., three hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and all'^*^«««ff«°*<>'^, 

1 if • • -ii. 11 passage ; repeal - 

acts and parts ot acts inconsistent with this act are hereby re- ing clause, 
pealed. 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



130 



Chapter 138. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 138. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE HARTFORD WATER COMPANY OF HART- 
FORD, VT., TO EXTEND ITS SYSTEM OF WATER-WORKS INTO THE VIL- 
LAGE OF WEST LEBANON, N. H. 



Section 

1. Made a corporation of tins state. 

2. May extend works to supply West 

Lebanon with water. 

3. May buy property; privileges in 

streets, etc. 

4. Eminent domain. 

5. Assessment of damages. 



Section 

6. May contract to supply water to 

persons and corporations. 

7. Lebanon and fire districts may con- 

tract for supply of water. 
8. Takes effect on passage; subject to 
repeal. 



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



May buy prop- 
erty; privileges 
in streets, etc. 



tfo*noi^thi8^°'"** Section 1. The Hartford Water Company, incorporated by 
state. the legislature of the state of Vermont by an act passed Novem- 

ber 24, 1890, is hereby made and constituted a corporation 
within this state and in the authority thereof, with all the rights 
and privileges, and subject to all the liabilities and duties which 
now are or may hereafter become incident to corporations of a 
similar nature by the laws of this state. 
Mayextend ^ Sect. 2. Said Corporation is hereby authorized and empow- 
west Lebanon orcd to coutinuc, extciid, and prolong its pipes, conduits, and 
with water. water- works from the east line of the town of Hartford, in the 
state of Vermont, to the village of West Lebanon, in the town of 
Lebanon, in this state, for the purpose of supplying the inhab- 
itants of said village of West Lebanon with an abundant supply 
of water for public and domestic use. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold, 
in fee simple or otherwise, any existing aqueduct system, and 
any real or personal estate necessary for carrying into effect the 
purposes of this act, not exceeding in value five thousand dollars 
at the time of the purchase, and said corporation is authorized to 
enter upon and break ground, dig ditches, and make excavations 
in any street, place, square, passageway, highway, water course, 
or railroad through which it may be deemed necessary for the 
pipes, conduits, and water-works to pass, be, or exist, for the pur- 
pose of placing said pipes, conduits, w^ater-works, and such other 
material as may be deemed necessary for building said water- 
works, and to relay and repair the same, subject to such regula- 
tions as to the safety of the citizens and security of the public 
travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen of the town of Leb- 
anon ; and provided such corporation put such street, place, 
square, passageway, highway, water-course, or railroad, as speed- 
ily as possible, in as good condition as before the laying out and 
construction of said pipes, conduits, and water-works. 



1897.] CuAPTER 138. 131 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is authorized to dig ditches, and^^^^°«°*^ 
make excavations through, over, in, or upon any land or inclos- 
ure through which it may be deemed necessary for said pipes, 
conduits, and water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of con- 
ducting said water, and placing such pipes, other materials, or 
works as may be necessary for operating such water-works, or 
repairing or maintaining the same. 

Sect, 5. If said corporation shall not be able to agree with AsseBsment of 
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 of the southern ju- 
dicial district of the county of Grafton to have the same laid out, 
and the damages determined ; and said court shall refer the 
same to the county commissioners for said county, who shall ap- 
point a time and place of hearing, and give notice thereof in the 
same manner as now provided for laying out highways. Said 
commissioners shall make a report to said court, and said court 
may issue execution therein accordingly; but if either party shall 
desire it, they may have the same right of appeal from such as- 
sessment and award as now exists in case of lands taken for 
highways by the action of said commissioners. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may contract with individuals and cor- May contract to 
porations for supplying them with water, and may establish such perfonslnr 
tolls, and charge such rent for the use of water as shall be ''°'"p°'^"°°'- 
deemed reasonable. 

Sect. 7. Said town of Lebanon, or any fire precinct or dis- Lebanon and 
trict within such town, now existing, or which may be hereafter contr'^t for ^p^. 
created, shall have the power to make such contract for a term ^'^ °* '^**®'"' 
of years with said corporation for a supply of water, and the es- 
tablishment of hydrants for the extinguishment of fires, and 
other necessary and proper purposes, as may be authorized by 
vote of said town, or fire precinct, or district, at any meeting of 
said town, precinct, or district, the call of which shall contain a 
notification of that purpose. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect upon its passage, and the '^^^^^ t^f,^h°^ 
legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the to repeal, 
public good requires. 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



132 



Chapter 139. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 139. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE BARTLETT VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT TO 
PURCHASE AND MAINTAIN A SYSTEM OF WATER-WORKS. 



"Sectiox 

1. Establishment aucl acts of precinct 

legalized; precinct incorporated. 

2. May buy property and rights of Bart- 

lett Water Co. 

3. How price fixed, if no agreement. 

4. Eminent domain. 



Section 

5. Contracts; regulations and tolls; offi- 

cers. 

6. Appropriating or borrowing money; 

notes or bonds; exemption from 
taxation. 

7. Repealing clause; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Establishment 
and acts of pre- 
cinct legalized ; 
precinct 
incorporated. 



May buy prop- 
erty and rights 
of Bartlett 
Water Co. 



How price fixed, 
If no agreement. 



Eminent 
domain. 



Section 1. The acts of the officers of the town of Bartlett, 
and of the inhabitants and officers of the Bartlett Village Fire 
Precinct, under said name or under the name adopted by said 
precinct from time to time in relation to the establishment of 
said precinct, and all the acts relating thereto in the election of 
its officers, in the management and control of its affiiirs, and all 
the official acts of the officers of said precinct in the manage- 
ment and control of the same, are hereby legalized, ratified, and 
confirmed ; and the inhabitants of said precinct are hereby made 
a body politic and corporate under the name of the Bartlett 
Village Fire Precinct, and are hereby vested with all the powers 
and privileges incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The said Bartlett Village Fire Precinct is hereby 
authorized and empowered to take, purchase, hold, maintain, 
and own, in fee simple or otherwise, the water-works 
of the Bartlett Water Company, consisting of its works, struct- 
ures, fixtures, property, rights, franchises, and estate of whatever 
nature, at a price to be agreed upon or fixed by reference 
between said precinct and said water company, for the purpose 
of supplying said precinct with water for domestic, fire, park, 
sewerage, and other purposes; and upon the purchase of the 
property of said water company, said precinct shall be and is 
hereby invested with the franchises, rights, and powers granted 
the Bartlett Water Company by chapter 278 of the Laws of 
1893, or by the public law^s. 

Sect. 3. Should said precinct be unable to agree with said 
water company upon a fair and equitable price for its property, 
application may be made to the supreme court for the county 
of Carroll, at the trial term thereof, for estimating the value of 
said property, rights, and franchises, and said court shall refer 
the same to the county commissioners of said county, as provided 
in section 4 of this act. 

Sect. 4. Said precinct is authorized and empowered to enter 
upon, take, and appropriate any springs, streams, or ponds not 



1897.] Chapter 139. 133 

belonging to any aqueduct company, to construct reservoirs, to 
make excavations through, over, in, or upon any land or 
inclosure, street, highway, or lane through which it may be 
necessary to pass or "lay its pipes, to construct its reservoirs and 
water works, or to repair the same. Provided^ that if it shall be 
necessary to enter upon and appropriate any stream, spring, or 
pond, or any land for the purposes aforesaid, or to raise or lower 
the level of the same, and if an agreement with the owners 
thereof for the damages that may be done by said precinct can- 
not be made, or if such owners shall be unknown, said precinct, 
or the parties injured, may apply to the supreme court at a trial 
term of the same in Carroll county, 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 in the same manner as is 
provided by law for the laying out of highways. If either party 
shall desire before reference to the commissioners, they shall be 
entitled to trial by jury in such manner and under such regu- 
lations as the court may prescribe. 

Sect. 5. Said precinct is authorized and empowered to con- confacta ; 

. r . „ , K . , . regulations and 

tract with individuals or corporations tor supplying said precinct tous; officers. 
with water, to make such other contracts, establish such regula- 
tions and tolls for the use of water, as may from time to time be 
deemed proper, and to elect such officers or commissioners as 
may be necessary, and prescribe their duties. 

Sect. 6. Said precinct is also authorized, at any annual ofbo^owhi^""^*"^ 
special meeting duly called, to raise and appropriate, borrow, or money; notes or 
hire such sums of money on the credit of the precinct as may tion from''^™^' 
from time to time be deemed advisable for the purposes of**''*"*'"- 
defraying the expense of purchasing the property of said water 
company, said real estate and rights, and for constructing, 
maintaining, and operating said water-works, said sum not to 
exceed twenty-five thousaiid dollars (|25,000), and to issue its 
notes or bonds therefor, which, with said water-works, shall be 
exempt from taxation. 

Sect. 7. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with the pro- ^i|Pgg"''t|^g3 
visions of this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect on 
etiect upon its passage. passage. 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



134 



Chapters 140, 141. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 140. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT PASSED JULY 12, 1876, ENLARG- 
ING SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 20 STREET LIGHTING PRECINCT, IN 
CONCORD. 



SECTION 

1. City council of Concord may change 
boundai-ies of precinct. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



City council ot SECTION 1. The citv council of Coiicorcl shall have full power 

Concord may ii«i n ^ iiip 

change bounda- aDcl authority, by concurrent vote of the two branches thereoi, 
riea of precinct. ^^ enlarge, modify, define, and alter, from time to time, as the 
public interests and the increasing population of said city may re- 
quire, the boundaries of school district No. 20 street lighting 
precinct, in said city, authorized by the act of July 12, 1876 ; 
and the inhabitants and property that may be included within 
the boundaries of said precinct, as so enlarged, modified, de- 
fined, or altered, shall be subject to all the liabilities of the in- 
habitants and property of said precinct as originally constituted. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take cftect from aud after its passagc. 
[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 141. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE TRUSTEES OF THE 
PROTESTANT EPISCOPAL CHURCH IN NEW HAMPSHIRE, APPROVED 
JULY 10, 1846. 



Section 
1. Number of trustees to be eleven ; elec- 
tion of additional number and fill- 
ing of vacancies; power to borrow 
money and secure its payment. 



Section 

2. Quorum. 

3. Repealing clause; act takes effect on 

passage. 



Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Bepresentatives in General 
Court co7ivened : 



Number of trus- SECTION 1. The uumbcr of said trustees 



_ . shall hereafter be 

eiectionVfaddu eleven. The existing board of trustees shall elect, at their next 
and fiiHn^of" mccting aftcr the passage of this act, a sufficient number of per- 
vacancies ; g^j-^g ^q complete the full uumber of trustees herein provided for, 



1897.] 



Chapter 142. 



135 



and whenever thereafter any vacancy in said board may exist, pJ'J^^'''^jj^*»"'"^ 
the same shall be filled by the then existing board of trustees, secure its 

The name of every person elected a trustee under the provis- ^*'^*°*' 
ions of this act shall be submitted to the next succeeding annual 
convention of the Protestant Episcopal church in the diocese of 
New Hampshire for approval or rejection; but every person 
thus elected by the board of trustees shall possess all the powers 
and qualifications of a trustee from the time of his election until 
and unless he shall be rejected by said convention. 

The said trustees may, from time to time, borrow on the 
credit of the corporation such sums of money as the exigencies 
of the diocese may require, and may mortgage or pledge any of 
the property or securities of the corporation as security for the 
payment thereof. 

Sect. 2. Five members of the board shall constitute a quorum *^"*'"'™- 
for the transaction of any and all business. 

Sect. 3. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act^P^gl'^^j^^gg 
are hereby repealed, and this act shall take eftect upon its pas-eflecton 

>J i- ' J- J- passage. 

sage. 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 142. 



AN ACT TO ESTABLISH A SPECIAL SCHOOL DISTRICT IN .JACKSON. 



Section 

1. District constituted, as herein speci- 

fied. 

2. Voters to vote on establishment of 

district. 

3. Officers and their powers. 

4. District, at annual meeting, may 

raise money for schools. 

5. District, at any meeting, may raise 

money for schools; how assessed, 
collected, paid over, and accounted 
for. 



Section 

6. Accounts of school board; auditing; 

fiscal year; annual meeting. 

7. School district property and indebt- 

edness transferred. 

8. Division of school money. 

9. Repealing clause. 

10. Takes efTect on passage. 



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



Section 1. So much of the territory of the town of Jackson ^i**™'^ <=<"i- 
as is comprehended within school district numbered one under herdn specifte.!. 
the district system, the description and bounds of which appear 
on the records of said town, shall be constituted and known as 
a special school district in said town in the manner specified in 
this act. 



136 Chapter 142. [1897. 

Voters to vote on Sect. 2. Upoii petitioii of ten OF more lecjal voters residiiio; ill 

establishment of .,,.. i '■^ p-i iii ti • r> 

district. said district, the selectmen or said town snail call a meeting ot 

the legal voters in said district in the same manner in which 
town meetings are required by law to be warned, the notices be- 
ing posted in two public places in said district. At such meet- 
ing the legal voters resident in the territory above described 
may by vote establish such special school district, and shall 
thereupon be invested with the powers belonging to towns in re- 
spect to schools, as specified in this act. 
offipfrsand^ Sect. 3. The voters at said meeting, and at each annual meet- 

ing, shall elect by ballot a moderator, clerk, three members 
of the school board, and of said members of the school 
board, one shall be elected at the first meeting to serve 
for a term of one year, one for two years, and one for three 
years ; and after the first year one member of the school board 
shall be elected at each annual meeting, to serve for a term of 
three years. All of said ofiicers shall be elected by a plurality of 
votes. The moderator and clerk shall exercise, in relation to 
district meetings, the like powers to those of moderator and 
clerk of towns. The clerk shall have in said district the same 
powers and perform the same duties as the clerk in towns. The 
members of the school board shall have, within the district, all 
the powers of members of school boards of towns respecting 
schools. They shall control and direct the expenditure of all 
moneys raised under authority of the district and by the town 
for expenditure in the district. 
District at annu- Sect. 4. Tlic distfict, at Its anuual meeting, shall determine 
rai^e^monl^for wliat auiouut, to be Icvied by authority of the town, shall be 
schools. raised for the maintenance of schools in the district, in addition 

to the sum appropriated by the town. 
District at any Sect. 5. Said dlstrlct may vote to raise money at any meeting, 

meeting may .,,.. , • t i ^ n T • 

raise money for m additioii to thc amouut raiscd by the town, tor expenditure in 
asses^sed, coiTect- the distrlct for the support and maintenance of schools. All 
and^accounYed votcs to raisc moucy by taxation shall be certified by the clerk of 
*<"■• the district 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 select- 
men to the school board, when raised for school purposes, as the 
same may be required by said board. All school taxes levied in 
the district shall be collected in money by the collector of other 
taxes in said 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 the school fund shall be expended and ac- 
counted for by the school board of the district. 
Accounts of Sect. 6. The school board shall annually prepare and submit 

auditing; fiscal a detailed account of all its transactions, its receipts and expendi- 
Sing?'^"** tures, itemized statements of the prices paid, to whom, for whom, 
and for what all such payments have been made, with a state- 
ment of all outstanding bills due or claimed to be due against the 
district at the close of the fiscal year. Such accounts shall be 
audited by the town auditors before the 15th day of February in 



1897.] Chapter 143. 137 

each year, and in their reports said auditors shall state in regard 
to any illegal expenditures that they may find in the transactions 
of the school board. The fiscal year of the district shall end on 
the 15th day of February. The annual meeting shall be held in 
March after the second Tuesday. In the case of the failure ot 
the school board to call the annual meeting in time for its 
holding in the period named by this act, it shall be called in 
the manner in case of similar lapses in school districts. 

Sect. 7. All the property of said school district known as ^J^°°Jj.'i'8^^^''^'='^ 
number one in said town shall become the property of said spe- indebtedness 
cial school district, which shall satisfy and assume any indebted- 
ness, if any there be, of said district. 

Sect. 8. Said special school district shall be entitled to its f;i;'^7^°[,^y_ 
proportionate share of all money raised for the support and 
maintenance of schools in town, to be divided in same manner 
as under the town system. 

Sect. 9. All acts'and parts of acts inconsistent with this act^i^p^^""? 
are hereby repealed. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take eflect upon its passage. ™'gf ''^^ "'' 

[Approved February 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 143. 

AN ACT TO SEVER A PORTION OF THE TOWN OF BATH FROM SAID TOWN 
AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE TOWN OF MONROE. 

Section i Section 

1. Pari of Bath annexed to Monroe. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the following described territory in thetown of Pan of Bath 
Bath, county of Grafton and state of ISTew Hampshire, namely, Monroe, 
commencing at the northwest corner of the home farm of 
Andrew J.Leighton ; thence easterly along the northerly line 
of said Leighton's farm to the southeasterly corner of the 
land of M. Soper Bedell ; thence northerly along the east- ' 
erly line of said Bedell's land and the line of the home farm 
of M. S. Johnson to the southerly line of land of Larkin 
Hastings; thence easterly and northerly along the easterly 
line of said land af said Hastings and land of Henry -H. 
and Lizzie Randall to the southeasterly corner of the town of 
Monroe ; thence along the southerly line of said town of Mon- 
roe to the Connecticut river; thence down said river to the point - 



138 



Chapter 144. 



[1897. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



or place begun at, including that portion of the Connecticut 
River in this state opposite said territory, — be, and the same 
hereby is, severed from said town of Bath and annexed to the 
town of Monroe, in the county and state aforesaid. 

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

[Approved February 17, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 144. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CONWAY ELECTRIC LIGHT, POWER, AND 
HEAT COMPANY, OF CONWAY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital; power to liold and mortgage 

property. 

3. May manufacture certain electrical 

machinery and appliances. 

4. May distribute electricitj' in Conway, 

regulate use, and collect rents; 
Conway and precincts may con- 
tract. 



Section 
5. Powers as to holding property, 
t). Placing of wires. 

7. Eminent domain. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Suljject to repeal; repealing clause; 

takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Capital; power 
to hold and 
mortgage 
property. 



3Iay mauufoc- 
ture certain 
electrical 
machinery and 
appliances. 



May distribute 
electricity in 
Conway, regu- 
late use and 
collect rents ; 



Section 1. A. Crosby Kennett, Benjamin F. Clark, Joel E. 
Morrill, John B. Nash, Nathan W. Pease, William Kennett, and 
S. M. Hobson, and their successors and assigns, shall be, and 
hereby are made, a body politic and corporate by the name of 
" The Conway Electric Light, Power, and Heat Company," to be 
located in said Conway in this state, and are hereby vested with 
all the authority, powers, and privileges, and subject to the lia- 
bilities, incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall not ex- 
ceed twenty-five thousand dollars ; it may acquire and hold real 
and personal estate necessary and convenient for carrying out 
the provisions of this act ; and it may issue bonds and other ob- 
ligations, secured by mortgage of its franchise and other 
property, to carry out the purposes for which it is created. 

Sect. 3. This corporation shall have power and authority to 
manufacture machinery and appliances connected with and inci- 
dent to the use of, and convenient for producing, developing, 
measuring, and utilizing electricity and electrical agencies for 
lighting, power, heating, and mechanical purposes. 

Sect. 4. This corporation shall have power and authority to 
distribute electricity through said town of Conway ; may regu- 



1897.] CuAPTER 144. 139 

late the use of the same, and fix and collect rents to be paid for ^^^J.^'^fy *^^^ 
the same. The said town and precincts therein is hereby au- contract, 
thorized to contract with said corporation for electricity for pub- 
lic uses, on such terms as the parties may agree, and to raise 
money therefor in the same manner as other town and precinct 
charges. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation shall have power and authority to P^.^e" »» to 
take and hold by purchase any real estate necessary or conveni- property, 
ent for carrying out the purposes for which this corporation is 
created; and it shall have power and authority to obtain, man- 
age, and dispose of personal or real estate to an amount equal to 
its capital stock. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may erect poles and place wires for Placing of wires. 
the transmission of electricity, or may lay the same in subterra- 
nean tubes, through or over the lands of any person or corpora- 
tion, and under or over any railroad or private way, and, having 
first obtained the permission of the municipal officers of said 
town or precincts, and under such restrictions and regulations as 
they may prescribe, along the streets and ways of said town ; 
and may enter upon and dig up any such real estate, street, or 
way for the purposes aforesaid ; and it may do any other act or 
thing necessarj' or convenient or proper to carry out the pur- 
poses for which this corporation is created. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation shall pay all damages sustained by fg°^°f°* 
any person or corporation by the taking of any land, right of 
way, or easement, or by any other thing done by said corpora- 
tion under the authority of this act, jwovided^ that if it shall be 
necessary to enter upon and appropriate any private property or 
easement therein, and said corporation shall not be able to agree 
with the owner thereof for the damage that may be done by said 
corporation, or the owners shall be unknown, either party may 
apply to the supreme court at a trial term of the same in the 
county of Carroll to have the same laid out and the damages de- 
termined ; 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, and said 
commissioners shall make report to said court, and said court 
may issue execution thereon accordingly. 

Sect. 8. Any person named in this act may call the first meet- First meeting, 
ing of the corporation by personal notice to all the grantees, or 
by posting notices in two or more public places in said town at 
least ten days before such meeting, at which meeting, or any 
other meeting duly holden, associates may be elected, by-laws 
adopted, and a president, clerk, and such other officers and 
agents as may be determined necessary, may be chosen. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act subject to re- 
whenever the public good may require the same, and all acts in- l\mie\i^^&%^ 
consistent with this act are hereby repealed, and this act shall gfle* °" p**" 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 17, 1897.] 



140 Chapters 145, 146. [1897. 



CHAPTER 145. 

AN ACT TO AMEND SECTION TU'O (2) OF THE ACT TO INCORPORATE THE 
BAPTIST CONVENTION OF THE STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, APPROVED 
JUNE 24, 1826. 

Section 1. Limit of propertj- i-aised. 

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

Limit of prop- SECTION 1. To ameiicl section two (2) of said act by strikiuer 
out the two words " thirty thousand " in said act and insert- 
mg therein the words " one hundred thousand," so that the act 
as amended shall read as follows : " Sect. 2. Be it further en- 
acted., That the said corporation shall have power to receive and 
hold all donations, subscriptions, and legacies in real and per- 
sonal estate, to an amount not exceeding one hundred thousand 
dollars ; and to use and improve the same for the purpose of pro- 
moting foreign and domestic missions and the education of indi- 
gent and pious young men for the gospel ministr}^, and any other 
religious charities which they may deem proper, and the same 
may sell and dispose of at pleasure." 
[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 146. 

AN ACT TO EXEMPT THE WOMAN's HOSPITAL AID ASSOCIATION 

FROM TAXATION. 

Section i Section 

1. Exemption from taxation granted. I 2. Takes etfect on passage. 

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

Exemption from SECTION 1. The Wouiau's Hospital Aid Association, of Con- 
'cord, being a charitable institution, without profit to any person, 
the property thereof shall be exempt from taxation.. 

Takes effect on Sect. 2. Thls act shall take effect upon its passage. 

passage. [Apppovcd February 23, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 147, 148. 



141 



CHAPTER 147. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE TUE VOTE OF THE TOWN OF COLEBROOK OF 
OCTOBER 15, 1895, TO EXEMPT THE MONADNOCK HOUSE PROP- 
ERTY FROM TAXATION FOR A TERM OF TEN YEARS. 



Section 
1. Vote otexemption legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes eflect on passage. 



Be it enacted by ike Senate and House of Bejwesentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. The proceedings of the town of Colebrook at a uo^ie^gauz'ld"^' 
special town meeting holden on the fifteenth day of October, 
1895, exempting from taxation the Monadnock House property, 
a hotel to be built in said town, are hereby legalized and made 
valid. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi:ect upon its passage. 11^^^^"^ '"' 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 148. 



an act to incorporate the west DERRY SEWERAGE ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Eminent domain. 

4. Rates. 

5. Capital. 

6. Kight to borrow and give security. 



Section 

7. Directors. 

S. May hold real estate. 

9. Derry or West Derry Fire Precinct 
may take at appraisal. 
10. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That Harvey P. Hood, William S. Pillsbury, Con- ^"^P^i^^'^^j" 
verse H. Abbott, Gilbert H. Hood, Edward J. Hood, Leonard 
H. Pillsbury, Fred S. Pillsbury, and Edwin N. Whitney, their 
successors, associates, and assigns, be and they are hereby made 
a body corporate under the name of the West Derry Sewerage 
Association, with all the rights and privileges, and subject to 
all the liabilities, which by law are incident to corporations of a 
similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation are hereby authorized to lay, make, Powers. 
maintain, and repair main drains or common sewers through 



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Eminent do- 
main. 



Rates. 



Capital. 



Riebt to borrow 
and give 
security. 



Directors. 



May hold real 
estate. 

Derry or West 
Derry Fire Pre- 
cinct may take 
at appraisal. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



such public streets in the village of "West Derry as the selectmen 
or board of health of the town of Derry shall adjudge necessary 
for the public convenience or preservation of the public health ; 
and to discharge the said sewers into the Beaver brook or into 
settling tanks, sewerage basins, or filtering tanks, at such point 
below the pumping station of the Derry Water- Works Com- 
pany as the selectmen may determine. 

Sect. 3. When any private lands are taken for the use of said 
association, and the same cannot be obtained by purchase or 
agreement with the owners thereof, or when it is determined to 
lay and maintain such sewer across any private land, and no 
satisfactory agreement can be made with the owners of said 
lands, said corporation shall petition the selectmen of said town, 
representing that the public accommodation requires the taking 
or laying of said sewer across and through saicl lands, who shall 
order a hearing in the same manner as is required in laying out 
of highways ; and if, in their opinion, after hearing, the public 
good requires the taking of said land, or the laying of said sewer 
across the same, they may condemn the same, and shall assess 
damages to the owner or owners, and make return of their do- 
ings in the same manner as is required in the laying out of a 
highway, and either party shall have the right of appeal, the 
same as in the case of the laying out of highways. All damages 
shall be paid by said corporation, and the costs and expenses 
incident to the hearing shall be awarded the same as in case of 
the laying out of highways. 

Sect. 4, Said corporation shall have the power to fix, from 
time to time, such rates of compensation for entering said sewer, 
and receive such rents for the use thereof, as may be just and 
reasonable. 

Sect. 5. The capital stock of the corporation shall be ten 
thousand dollars, to be divided into shares of one hundred dol- 
lars each ; and the same may be increased by vote of the stock- 
holders to a sum not exceeding twenty thousand dollars. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may borrow money for the purpose 
of laying and making such sewer, and issue its bonds or other 
obligations therefor, and secure the same by mortgage of its 
property, assets, and franchise to an amount not greater than 
the amount of capital stock actually paid in in cash. 

Sect, 7. The management of the affairs of the corporation 
shall be vested in a board of directors not exceeding five, to be 
chosen by the stockholders at the annual meeting. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation shall have power to hold such real 
estate as may be necessary. 

Sect. 9. The town of Derry or the West Derry Fire Precinct 
may take said properties at any time at an appraisal, the value 
to be determined by three disinterested appraisers, one to be 
chosen by each party thereto, and a third to be chosen by the 
other two appraisers. 

Sect. 10. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 149, 150. 



143 



CHAPTER 149. 

AN ACT RELIEVING THE TOWN OF AVATERVILLE FROM THE ASSESSMENT 
OF SCHOOL MONEY WHILE IT HAS NO RESIDENT SCHOLARS. 



Section 
1. Town i-eleased from assessment of 
school money; disposition of 
school money now on hand. 



Section 

2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The town of Waterville is hereby released from p^n released 

• Till- 1 from assessment 

the assessment of school money required by law during such of school money; 
time as there are no scholars resident in said town, and the schooTmoney 
selectmen are hereby authorized to expend any school nioney ''*''^°°^^'"^" 
now in the treasury of such town on the repairs of highways. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on its passas^e. Takes effect on 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] ^ '""'''" 



CHAPTER 150. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE HILLSBOROUGH BRIDGE VILLAGE FIRE 
PRECINCT, AND PROVIDING FOR THE ELECTION OF WATER COM- 
MISSIONERS THEREFOR, AND DEFINING THEIR DUTIES. 



Section 

1. Acts of precinct legalized and exten- 

sion authorized. 

2. Election of water commissioners; 

their powers; vacancies. 

3. Further powers ; reports. 



Section 

4. Regulations protecting works and 

water; penalties. 

5. Property exempt from taxation. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Hillsborough Bridge Village Fire Precinct Acts of precinct 
having been organized and established under the general laws of ex^tensf^Tu^. 
this state, for the following purposes : the extinguishment of *^"'"^^'*' 
fires, the lighting and sprinkling of streets, the planting and car- 
ing for shade and ornamental trees, the supply of water for do- 
mestic and fire purposes, the construction and maintenance of 
sidewalks and main drains or common sewers; and having pur- 



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[1897. 



Election of 
water commis- 
sioners; their 
powers; vacan- 
cies. 



Further powers 
reports. 



Regulations pro- 
tecting works 
and water ; pen- 
alties. 



chased real estate and a system of water-works therefor ; — said 
precinct is hereby authorized to hold and operate the same, and 
farther extend its said system, and pay therefor ; and all acts of 
said precinct relating to the purchase, holding, operating, or the 
extension of said water-works, and all acts in relation to the pay- 
ment therefor, are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Sect. 2. The management, control, and direction of the 
water-works in said precinct shall be vested in a. board of water 
commissioners, to consist of five inhabitants of the precinct, the 
first board to be chosen by the legal voters of the precinct at the 
next annual, or some subsequent special, meeting duly called for 
the purpose ; and of the five so chosen at the first election, one 
shall be chosen and hold his oflice until the annual meeting for 
the year 1898; one until the annual meeting for the year 1899; 
one until the annual meeting for the year 1900 ; one until the 
annual meeting for the year 1901; and the other until the an- 
nual meeting for the year 1902 ; and at each annual meeting of 
the precinct, beginning with the year 1898, one commissioner 
shall be chosen to fill the place of the one whose term then ex- 
pires ; and they shall each hold their respective offices for the 
term of five years, and until others are chosen and qualified in 
their stead respectively. Their compensation shall be fixed by 
the precinct. They shall be sworn to the faithful discharge of 
their duties. They may choose one of their number as chair- 
man of the board, and may appoint a clerk; they may also ap- 
point a superintendent of the works and such other agents and 
servants as they deem necessary, and may fix their compensa- 
tion. They may make such rules and regulations for their own 
government, and in relation to all officers and agents appointed 
by them, as they deem proper. Whenever a vacancy occurs in 
said board, from any cause, the remaining members of the board 
may fill such vacancy temporarily by an appointment in writing, 
which shall be filed with the clerk of the precinct and recorded 
by him, and the person so appointed shall hold said office until 
the next annual precinct meeting after his appointment, when 
the precinct shall elect a commissioner to fill the unexpired 
term, if any, of the person whose office became vacant, and was 
so temporarily filled by such appointment. 

Sect. 3. Said commissioners shall have full charge and con- 
trol over the said works. 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 con- 
nected with the said works as they shall deem expedient, and 
may purchase such property as may be in their judgment neces- 
sary for said works and the purpose contemplated by this act ; 
and they shall annually make a report to the precinct of the con- 
dition of the water-works and the funds belonging to their de- 
partment, and the expenses and income thereof, which shall be 
published in the precinct report of each year. 

Sect. 4. The water commissioners are authorized and empow- 
ered to make rules and regulations to prevent injury to the water- 



1897.] Chapter 151. 145 

works, and to any of its appurtenances, and to prevent any defile- 
ment or pollution of any spring, stream, or pond from which water 
shall be taken for such works, and of the water that enters or is in 
the works, and may affix penalties, not exceeding twenty dollars 
($20), for any violation thereof, to be recovered on complaint 
iDcfore any justice of the peace, for the use of the precinct. 

Sect. 5. All property, real and personal, used by said pre- Property exempt 

-*■■'■*' ■*■ •^ *■ from ttixatiOD. 

cinct in the operation of its water-works shall be exempt from 

taxes. 

Sect, 6. This act shall take effect from its passage, Takes effect on 

[Approved February 2.3, 1897.] '"'''^'" 



CHAPTER 151. 

AN ACT TO AMEND CHAPTER 194 OF LAWS OF 1883, ESTABLISHING 
THE MASONIC ORPHANS' HOME. 

Section i Section 

1. Object of iNtasoiuc Orphans' Home. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

Be a enacted by the Semite and House of Hejjresentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. Section 3 of said act is amended as follows, by object of Ma- 
inserting after the word "destitute," in the second line of said sec- Home°'^^^*°* 
tion 3, "Freemasons and destitute widows and," so that said sec- 
tion 3, as amended, shall be, " The object of this institution shall 
be to provide and sustain a home for destitute Freemasons and 
destitute widows and orphans of Freemasons of the state of New 
Hampshire." 

Sect. 2. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. "^^^^^ «ff^<=' <"* 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 

10 



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Chapters 152, 153. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 152. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE NEW HAMPSHIRE 
BIBLE SOCIETY, APPROVED DECEMBER 1, 1812. 



Section 
1. Kigbt to hold property. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; takes effect on pas- 
sage. 



Right to hold 
property. 



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

Section 1. That the Kew Hampshire Bible Society be, and 
they are hereby, authorized and empowered to hold real and per- 
sonal estate, not exceeding two hundred thousand dollars in 
amount. 
Repealing Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent with this act 

clause ; act takes ■, -i ^ A.^ • j. ^ ^^ j. ^ ny i. • j_ 

effect on pas- are repealed, and this act shall take eiiect upon its passage. 
'"8"- [Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 153. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
THE AMERICAN TYPOGRAPHIC COMPANY," PASSED JULY 29, 1885. 



Section 
1. Corporation may engage in electri- 
cal and manufacturing business. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Corporation may Section 1. Scctioii 2 is amcudcd by inserting in the third 

tricafbudners. Hue after the word "publishing," the words "electrical and 
manufacturing," and after the word "business" the words 
" and may develop, use, and deal in electricity, electrical agen- 
cies, and machinery," so that the first clause of said section 2 
as amended shall be as follows : " The principal place of business 
of this corporation shall be Manchester, IST. H., but it is author- 
ized to carry on a general printing, publishing, electrical, and 
manufacturing business, and may develop, use, and deal in elec- 
tricity, electrical agencies, and machinery in any state of the 
United States, the dominion of Canada, and foreign countries, 
subject to the laws thereof" 

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

passage. [Approvcd February 23, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapter 154. 147 



CHAPTER 154. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GLEN JUNCTION TRANSFER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Capital; bonds and mortgages. 

4. May hold real estate and collect tolls. 



Section 

5. Rights in highways. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That John L. Hobson, Henry M. Knowles, Isaac ^^^p°J**^o° 
B. Hosford, Arthur Hobson, James Lavin, their associates, sue- . 
cessors, and assigns, be and they hereby are made a body corpo- 
rate and politic by the name and style of the " Glen Junction 
Transfer Company," with all the rights, privileges, liabilities, 
and duties by the laws of this state incident to similar corpora- 
tions, and necessary and proper to carr\' into effect the purposes 
of this act. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to acquire. Powers, 
construct, maintain, and operate a railway in the town of Ber- 
lin, in this state, to be used for the purpose of transferring 
freight and other commodities from the Boston & Maine Rail- 
road and the Grand Trunk Raihvay in Berlin, to, from, and bet- 
ween the various mills, storehouses, and other property of the 
Glen Manufacturing Company, and other places in said town of 
Berlin, with the right to employ any connecting railroad to fur- 
nish cars and motive power for said corporation. 

Sect. 3. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital; bonds 
not more than five hundred shares of one hundred dollars (§100) ^^^ ™o''tgages. 
each, and said corporation is empowered to issue bonds to an 
amount not exceeding the par value of its stock, and to secure 
the same by a mortgage of its property and franchises. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation shall have the power to hold such May how real 
real estate as maybe necessary, and a toll is hereby granted fattens. 
upon all freight which may be transferred in the town of Berlin, 
in accordance with the authority conferred by this act. 

Sect. 5. Said transfer company shall have the right to con- Rights in high- 
struct, maintain, and operate its tracks across any public high-"^*^^' 
way, in accordance with the terms and regulations prescribed by 
the board of railroad commissioners. 

Sect. 6. Any three of the parties named in this act may call First meeting, 
the first meeting of said corporation by printing a notice of the 
time and place of said meeting in any newspaper printed in the 
county of Coos, two weeks at least before the day named for a 
hearing ; or said first meeting may be had at any time and place 
agreed upon in writing by all the grantees hereof. 

o if mi • J 1 n , T rti . Takes effect on 

bECT. 7. Ihis act shall take etiect upon its passage. passage. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



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Chapter 155. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 155. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE COLEBROOK AVATER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital; rights to hold and mortgage 

property. 

3. Eminent domain and rights in high- 

ways. 

4. Assessment of damages. 

5. Contracts authorized. 



Section 

6. Directors; special meetings. 

7. Punishment for injury to water or 

property. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Subject to repeal ; takes effect on 

passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That WarrGii E. Drew, Harry F. Bailey, J. H. 

cons 1 u e . i)Q(jiej^ Walter Drew, Holman A. Drew, S. R. M. Ramsay, 
^ Albert M. Day, Henry F. Jacobs, Ira A. Ramsay, and Charles 
Colby, their associates and successors, are hereby made a cor- 
poration b}^ the name of the Colebrook Water Company, for the 
purpose of furnishing to the people of said town a supply of 
pure water for domestic, mechanical, and manufacturing pur- 
poses, and to said town of Colebrook for the extinguishment of 
fires and other public uses, with all the rights, privileges, immu- 
nities, duties, and obligations incident to similar corporations. 
Capital ; rights Sect. 2. The Capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
gage properTy."^ fifty thousaud doUars. It may acquire and hold real and per- 
sonal estate necessary and convenient for the purposes aforesaid, 
and it may issue bonds and other obligations, secured by mort- 
gage of its real and other property, to carry out the purposes for 
which it is created, 
^n'd ri^h^ts*!™*'" Sect. 3. Said corporation may take and hold by purchase, or 
highways. Hiay take as for public uses, any real estate or easement therein, 
including the water of any ponds, streams, springs, or artesian 
wells necessary for obtaining a sufficient supply of water for the 
construction of reservoirs and laying pipes, and may erect and 
maintain all necessary dams, reservoirs, standpipes, and hy- 
drants; it may lay its pipes through the land of persons and 
corporations, having first obtained permission of the municipal 
officers of said town, and, under such regulations and restrictions 
as they may prescribe, along the streets and ways of said town, 
and may lay its pipes under any railroad, water-course, or pri- 
vate 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 du- 
ring 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 



1897.] Chapter 155. 149 

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 ^|^^^™®°* °* 
by any person or corporation, in property, by the taking 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 authorit}- of this act. In case, however, 
said company shall not be able to agree with the owners thereof 
for the damages that may be done by said company, or the own- 
ers 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 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 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 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 ^^^jj^o^j.^^ 
town of Colebrook, 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 now existing or hereafter organized, is 
hereby authorized to contract with said corporation for the use 
of said water, hydrants, or other apparatus for said purpose, and 
it may raise and appropriate money therefor. And said corpora- 
tion is hereby authorized and empowered to sell or lease for a 
term of years, to said town or any fire precinct now existing or 
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. 

Sect. 6. The annual meeting of said company shall be holden Directors ; ape- 

C 1 1/ ci&l tU66tinGrs 

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 may deem it 
necessary, giving such notice as the by-laws may prescribe. 

Sect. 7. Any person who shall willfully and maliciously cor- ?'j°j.*y^'^®''4ater 
rupt the waters of any of the sources of supply or reservoirs of o'' property, 
said company, or shall willfully injure any dam, reservoir, con- 
duit, pipe, hydrant, or other property held, owned, or used by 
said company, for the purposes of this act, shall, on conviction of 
either of said acts, be punished by fine not exceeding five hun- 
dred dollars, or be imprisoned not exceeding one year. 

Sect. 8. Any two of the corporators named in this act may ^''■^' meeting. 



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[1897. 



call the first meeting of the company by giving a notice in wri- 
ting to each of the corporators at least seven days before the 
meeting, or by notice printed in some newspaper published in 
Colebrook, in the county of Coos, at least fourteen days before 
said day of meeting; and at said meeting, or at any subsequent 
meeting duly called, associates may be admitted, and all proper 
ofiicers chosen, the number and par value of shares fixed, and 
such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed neces- 
sary to carry into efiect the business of the company. 
Subject to re- Sect. 9. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed when- 

T)6cL1' t&K6S 6n6Cv 

onpkssage. ever the public good requires, and shall take eliect upon its pas- 
sage. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 156. 

AN ACT TO A3IEND AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO INCORPORATE 
THE LACONIA AND LAKE VILLAGE WATER-WORKS," PASSED SEPTEM- 
BER 7, 1883. 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2. Increase of capital authorized. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Name changed. SECTION 1. The uamc of tlic Lacouia and Lake Village \yater- 

works is hereby changed to Laconia "Water Company. 
Increase of capi- Sect. 2. Said corporatiou is hereby authorized to increase its 
tai authorized, ^.g^p^^r^j gtock to a sum not exccediug one hundred and fifty 
thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



1897.] Chapter 157. 161 



CHAPTER 157. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 288 OP THE LAWS OF 1891, 
INCORPORATING THE MASCOMA LIGHT, HEAT, AND POWER COMPANY. 

Section i Section 

1. Addition to powers of corporation. 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 288 of the Laws of 1891 is ^owlrg°/° r 
hereby amended by inserting after the w^ord " Vermont," in thepomlon. 
thirteenth line, the words " and to engage in any mannfacturing 
business in which they can profitably utilize their machinery or 
power, and to acquire any real estate they may deem necessary 
for that purpose, or to lease their power, or any part thereof, 
for manufacturing purposes, so that said section, as amended, 
and as amended by chapter 222 of the Laws of 1895, will read : 
"Section 1. That Amos Barnes of Boston, county of SulFolk, 
state of Massachusetts, N. S. Huntington of Hanover, county of 
Grafton and state of New Hampshire, M. E. Gates of Hartford, 
county of Windsor, state of Vermont, W. S. Carter and F. C. 
Churchill of Lebanon, county of Grafton and state of New 
Hampshire, and C. F. West of Concord, county of Merrimack, 
state of New Hampshire, their associates, successors, and assigns, 
are hereby constituted a body politic and corporate, by the name 
of Mascoma Light, Heat, and Power Company (changed by 
chapter 172 and 307 of Laws of 1893 to Mascoma Electric Light 
and Gas Company) for the purpose of doing a general illumina- 
ting, heating, and power business, by the manufacture, distribu- 
tion, and sale of electricity and gas, either or both of them, in the 
counties of Grafton and Sullivan, except the town of Claremont, 
state of New Hampshire, and in the county of AVindsor, in the 
state of Vermont, and to engage in any manufacturing business 
in which they can profitably utilize their machinery or power, 
and to acquire any real estate they may deem necessary for that 
purpose, or to lease their powder, or any part thereof, for manu- 
facturing purposes, with all the powers and privileges, and sub- 
ject to all the duties and liabilities by law incident" to corpora- 
tions of a similar nature. 

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

[Approved February 23, 1897.] " 



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Chapters 158, 159. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 158. 

AN ACT TO REVIVE THE CHARTER OF THE NEWMARKET ELECTRIC 
LIGHT, POWER, AND HEAT COMPANY. 

Section l. Charter revived. 

Be it enacted by the Senate and House of Bepresentaiives in General 
Court convejied : 

Charter revived. SECTION 1. The act entitled an act to incorporate the New- 
market Electric Light, Power, and Heat Company, approved 
April 11, 1891, 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. 
[Approved February 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 159. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE AMERICAN ACCIDENT ASSOCIATION. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted; autliority. 

2. Rights as to personal property. 

3. Provisions relating to policies. 

4. Disposition of benefit assessments. 



Section 

5. Directors; by-laws. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal; takes effect on 

passage. 



Corporation 
constituted ; 
thority. 



Rights as to per- 
sonal property. 



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

Section 1. That Adolph W. Pressler, John J. Donahue, 
James F. Brennan, W. L. Mason, J. E. Lewis, and F. M. Dins- 
moor, their associates, successors, and assigns, be, and are 
hereby made, a body politic and corporate, by the name of 
American Accident Association, wdth authority to have and ex- 
ercise all the powers and privileges incident to corporations of a 
similar nature, unless limited or extended by this act, for the mu- 
tual benefit, protection, and assurance of its members (or their 
beneficiaries) w^ho shall have sustained, w-hile members of the 
association, bodily injury, w^hether fatal or disabling, efl:ected 
through or by external, violent, and accidental means, and under 
such conditions, provisions, limitations, and exceptions as may 
be established under the by-laws of the association. 

Sect. 2. The corporation may purchase, take, and hold by 
deed, gift, bequest, or otherwise, personal estate for the purposes 
of said corporation, to an amount not exceeding, at anyone time, 



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153 



five thousand dollars, and may improve, use, sell, convey, or 
otherwise dispose of the same at pleasure. 

Sect. 3. The corporation may issue policies containing a P[^^|^*'°",?Jg^^**- 
stipulation or agreement providing for the assessment of its 
policy-holders when necessary for the payment of the liabilities of 
the corporation. The amount of such liability to assessment 
shall be limited in the policy so issued, and the amount thus 
limited and expressed in such polic}' shall, by the acceptance of 
the policy by the insured, be deemed an acknowledgment of such 
agreement to pay said assessment, and such agreement shall be 
construed, in eftect, a premium note given by the insured to said 
corporation, and in all cases shall be deemed to be assets of the 
corporation to the extent and amount so fixed and limited in the 
policy. 

Sect. 4. No part of the money realized from the assessments ^'"po^'*'"" of 

^_*^ _ - D6D6nt 388688— 

made to pay benefits shall be used tor any other purpose thanments. 
the payment of such benefits. 

Sect. 5. The management of the corporation shall be vested 1^^^^'°''* • ^y' 
in a board of directors, to be chosen by the corporation at its or- 
ganization and at each annual meeting. The corporation may 
adopt suitable by-laws for carrying into efifect the purposes of 
this corporation, not repugnant to the laws of the state and this 
act. 

Sect. 6. The first meeting of the members of the corporation ^''"^'^ ™^®"°g- 
may be held by written agreement of all said grantees, stating 
the time, place, and purpose thereof. 

Sect. 7. This act may be altered, amended, or repealed when-s^^jj^ct^to^^^-^j. 
ever the public good may require, and this act shall take effect on passage. 
upon its passage. 

[Approved February 23, 1897.] • 



CHAPTER 160. 

AN ACT TO DISANNEX THE HOMESTEAD OF B. W. COUCH FROM THE 
TOWN SCHOOL DISTRICT AND ANNEX SAID PREMISES TO SCHOOL 
DISTRICT NO. 20 IN THE CITY OF CONCORD, FOR SCHOOL PUR- 
POSES. 



Section 
1. Homestead transferred from one 
district to another. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That the homestead of B. W. Couch be and is transferred from 
hereby disannexed from the Town School District in the city of another""* ^° 



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[1897. 



Concord, and the said premises are hereby annexed to School 
District No. 20 of said city, for school purposes. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect on and after its passage. 
[Approved February 24, 1897.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 161. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF COURT ROCKINGHAM NO. 7539, 
ANCIENT ORDER FORESTERS OF AMERICA, OF PORTSMOUTH, TO 
COURT ROCKINGHAM NO. 6, FORESTERS OF AMERICA, OF PORTS- 
MOUTH. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Repealing clause; act takes eflFect on 
passage. 



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

Name changed. SECTION 1. That the name of Court Rockingham No. 7539, 
Ancient Order Foresters of America, of Portsmouth, be changed 
to Court Rockingham No. 6, Foresters of America, of Ports- 
mouth. 

dausfj'aft takes Sect. 2. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 

effect on pas- hereby repealed, and this act shall take effect upon itspassaare. 

''^'' [Approved February 24, 1897.] 



/ 



CHAPTER 162. 



AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE UNION SCHOOL DISTRICT NO. 1 IN THE TOWN 
OF LANCASTER TO ISSUE BONDS FOR THE PURPOSE OF PURCHAS- 
ING A SITE AND ERECTING THEREON A HIGH SCHOOL BUILDING, 
AND FOR SECURING SUITABLE PLAYGROUNDS AND ATHLETIC 
FIELD IN CONNECTION THEREWITH. 



Section 
1. Bonds authorized; provisions as to 
same. 



Section 

2. Eminent domain. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Bonds author- SECTION 1. The school committcc or board of education of 
asVsame''.'^"''' Uiiion School District No. 1 in the town of Lancaster, for the 



1897.J Chapter 163. 155 

purpose of raising money to defray the expense of securing a 
plot of land and erecting thereon a high school building, and 
furnishing and equipping the same, and for the purpose of secur- 
ing and preparing land for a playground or athletic field, to be 
used in connection therewith, may issue negotiable coupon bonds 
of said district to an amount not exceeding forty thousand dol- 
lars. Said bonds shall be payable not more than twenty-five 
years from this date, shall be redeemable at any time after ten 
years from this date, at the option of said district, shall bear in- 
terest at a rate not exceeding four per cent per annum, and shall 
be signed by the school committee or board of education of said 
district, or a majority thereof. All bonds purporting to be issued 
by virtue of or in pursuance of this act, and signed as hereinbe- 
fore provided, shall, in favor of bonajide holders, be conclusively 
presumed to have be^n duly and regularly authorized, and issued 
in accordance with the provisions herein contained, and no such 
holder shall be obliged to see to the existence of the purpose of 
the issue, or to the regularity of any of the proceedings, or to 
the application of the proceeds of such issue. 

Sect. 2. Said district shall have the right to proceed and con- ^^°f°* 
demn land for the purposes aforesaid, and for the purpose of 
establishing and preparing an athletic field, if it cannot agree 
with the owners of said land, in the same manner as land is 
taken for a public park. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage. Takes esect on 

[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 163. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 231, SESSION LAWS OF 1893, 
ENTITLED " AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE MEREDITH VILLAGE FIRE 
DISTRICT TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS." 

Section i section 

1. Authority to increase amount of 2. Takes effect on passage, 

bonds. I 

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

Section 1. Section 6 of chapter 231 of the Session Laws ^^J^°J"f y^^^^^t 
passed January session, 1893, is hereby amended by striking out°^''°"d. 
the word " forty " and inserting in place thereof the word "for- 
ty-five," so that said section as amended shall read as follows : 
" Section 6. Said district is hereby authorized and empowered 



156 



Chapter 164. 



[1897. 



to borrow such sums of money on the credit of the district as 
may from time to time be deemed advisable, for the purpose of 
defraying the expense of constructing, maintaining, and opera- 
ting said water-works, such indebtedness not to exceed at any 
one time forty-five thousand dollars, and to issue notes and bonds 
of the district therefor, to be signed by the secretary of the water 
commissioners, and countersigned by the president thereof, and 
payable at such times and at such rate of interest as said district 
may determine ; and such notes and bonds shall be valid and 
binding upon said district." 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 164. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE CLAREMONT AVATER-WORKS COMPANY TO 
RE-FUND ITS PRESENT FUNDED INDEBTEDNESS, AND TO PROVIDE 
MEANS FOR THE EXTENSION OF ITS WORKS. 



Section 
1. Authority to re-fund indebtedness 
and issue mortgage bonds for ex- 
tension of works. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



^"thority tore- Section 1. The Claremoiit "Water-Works Company is hereby 
nessand issue authorizcd and empowered to re-fund its present funded indebt- 
f^re^xt^enstonof edness and to provide means for the extension of its works, by 
works. purchase or construction, as may be deemed necessary or expe- 

dient, and for such purposes may issue bonds of such denomina- 
tions, payable at such times and place and rate of interest as 
may be thought proper, and may secure the same by mortgage 
upon the water-works, property, assets, and franchises of the cor- 
poration, 
pas^ay^*""* °" Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 165. 



157 



CHAPTER 165. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE ARTICLES OF ASSOCIATION OF THE 
MANCHESTER CHILDREN'S HOME. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted and acts le- 

galized. 

2. Object. 

3. Officers. 

4. Annual meeting. 

5. By-laws. 



Section 

6. Quorum at certain meetings. 

7. Officers and by-laws till changed by 

corporation. 

8. Meeting to adopt, act, and change by- 

laws. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. Mrs. Josiah Carpenter, Mrs. Leonard French, corporation con- 
Mrs. Frederick Smyth, Mrs. Maria F. Kidder, Mrs. F. W. feKgauL'ed- 
Sargeant, Mrs. James M. Moore, Mrs. Freeman Higgins, Miss 
Julia A. Baker, Mrs. D. D. Felton, Mrs. J. M. Hill, Mrs. L. H. 
Josselyn, Mrs. Joseph Merrill, Mrs. J. P. Walker, Mrs. J. B. 
Pattee, Mrs. C. S. Harris, Mrs. A. Eschelmullner, Mrs. A. J. 
Lane, Mrs. L. A. Blaney, and their associates, heretofore acting 
as a voluntary corporation known as the Manchester Children's 
Home, are hereby made a body corporate under the name of the 
Manchester Children's Home, located at Manchester, N. H., 
and all prior acts of said association as a corporation are hereby 
ratified and legalized. The said corporation shall have power to 
receive, take, and hold, either by gift, purchase, devise, bequest, 
or otherwise, any real or personal estate for the use and for the 
advancement of the purposes of the corporation. 

Sect. 2. The object of this corporation shall be to provide and object. 
maintain in said Manchester a home for indigent and neglected 
Protestant children, and to provide suitable care and instruction 
for said children, and to otherwise promote their welfare. 

Sect. 3. The officers of this corporation shall be, president, offlcers. 
vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer, and a board of lady mana- 
gers consisting of not less than twenty, nor more than fifty mem- 
bers. 

The president, vice-presidents, secretary, treasurer, and board 
of managers shall constitute the board of direction to man- 
age the aliairs of the corporation. There shall also be an advis- 
ory board of three gentlemen, who shall advise and assist the 
board of direction. All officers shall hold oflice for one year, 
and until their successors are elected. Li case of a vacancy in 
any ofiice, the board of direction shall fill the same until the 
next annual election. 

Sect. 4. The annual meeting of this corporation shall be held Annual meeting. 
on the first Thursday in December of each year, at the time and 
place designated by the president. Notice thereof shall be pub- 



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[1897. 



By-laws. 



Quorum at cer 
tain meetings. 



OiJScers and by- 
laws till changed 
by corporation. 



Meeting to 
adopt act and 
change by-laws. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



lished in one or more newspapers in said Manchester at least 
two weeks before the meetins^. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may adopt by-laws, and may amend 
the same at any meeting called for that purpose. 

Sect. 6. Two thirds of the members of the board of direction 
shall constitute a quorum at the annual meeting, or at any 
meeting called for the amendment of the by-laws. 

Sect. 7. The officers of said association shall be the officers of 
this corporation until others are chosen in their stead. The con- 
stitution and by-laws of said association shal] be the by-laws of 
this corporation. 

Sect. 8. The president of said association is hereby author- 
ized to call a meeting thereof to act upon the adoption of this 
act, and upon any change in its by-laws. Notice of such meet- 
ing shall be published three weeks successively in some news- 
paper published in said Manchester. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved February 25, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 166. 

AN ACT IX AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE PORTSMOUTH GAS 

LIGHT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2. Extension of powers. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Name changed. 



Extension of 
powers. 



Section 1. That the corporate name of " The Portsmouth 
Gas Light Company," as established by an act of the legislature 
approved June 28,1850, be and hereby is changed to "The 
Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light and Power Company." 

Sect. 2. That section two of the charter of said corporation, 
as originally enacted, and as amended by chapter 247 of laws of 
1887, be, and hereby is, amended by adding after the word 
"lighting" in section two, the words following, "heating, and 
all mechanical purposes in," so that said section 2 of the orig- 
inal act as amended by said chapter 247 of the laws of 1887, and 
as further amended by this act, shall read : " Section 2. 
Said corporation is authorized to hold all such real and 
personal estate as may be necessary and proper to enable 
them to carry on the manufacture, distribution, and sale of gas 



1897.] Chapter 167. 159 

for the purpose of lighting, heating, and all mechanical pur- 
poses, in the streets, factories, and all other buildings in the city 
of Portsmouth, and to erect such buildings and works, and to 
construct such reservoirs, gas holders, gas pipes, and other 
things as may be requisite anxl proper for said purpose, provided 
the whole amount of the capital stock of said company shall not 
exceed one hundred and fifty thousand dollars." 

And said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered to 
establish, manage, and carry on in said city of Portsmouth the 
business of generating, manufacturing, producing, and supply- 
ing electricity for purposes of light, heat, and mechanical 
power; and to convey, distribute, and supply such electricity by 
wires or other suitable means, upon poles erected or by other 
overground means ; or underground in tubes, pipes, and boxes, 
or other subterranean appliances, placed in the highways, streets, 
sew^ers, or other places; and to erect, build, maintain, and oper- 
ate all suitable buildings, boilers, engines, electrical machines 
and works as may be necessary or convenient for conducting 
the business of the corporation ; and to purchase, lease, hold, 
and take all necessary real estate and rights for such business ; 
also, to lease and let lines of wire and other appliances for con- 
veying electricity, and also all the rights said corporation may 
have under its charter, all to be in accordance with and subject 
to the laws of this state as now existing. 

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

[Approved February 25, 1897.] " p*''*»^- 



CHAPTEP 167. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO AMEND THE 
CHARTER OF THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH, AND IN AMENDMENT OF 
CHAPTER 23, SECTION 25, OF THE PUBLIC STATUTES." 



Section 
1. Hours of check-list sessions cbanged. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage ; repealing 
clause. 



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

Section 1. Section 24 of said chapter 183 of the Laws of Hours ofcheck- 
1895 is amended by striking out the word " six " after the word chan|ed.°"^ 
" until " in the eighth line of said section, as printed in the laws 
of 1895, and by inserting the word "five" in lieu thereof, and 
by striking out the word " ten " in the ninth line of said section, 
as printed in the Laws of 1895, and by inserting in lieu thereof 



160 Chapter 168. [1897. 

the word " nine," so that said section, as .amended, shall read : 
" Sect. 24. The said board of registrars and each succeeding 
board shall make up for every election a list of the legal voters 
in each ward in said city, the list for each ward to be separate 
from the other ward lists, in the manner following : They shall, 
at least twenty days before the day of the election at which said 
lists are to be used, begin, at the common council room at the 
city hall in said city, to hold public meetings from nine o'clock 
a. m. to twelve o'clock noon, and from two o'clock p. m. until 
five o'clock p. m., and from half past seven o'clock p. m. to nine 
o'clock p. m., the times and places of said meetings to be pub- 
licly advertised in at least two daily newspapers printed in 
said Portsmouth, for at least three days prior to the first meet- 
ing, and thence each day until the last session has been held, 
and not less than ten meetings shall be held during said 
period." 
Takes effecton Sect. 2. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage, and all 

passage ; repeal- . . • i i • • n ^ • 

ing clause. acts and parts ot acts inconsistent with the provisions ot this act 
are hereby repealed. 

[Approved February 26, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 168. 

AN ACT AMENDING THE CHARTER OF THE NEWMARKET ELECTRIC 
LIGHT, POWER, AND HEAT COMPANY. 

Section I Section 

1. May do business in Lee. | 2. Exempt from charter fee. 

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

May do business SECTION 1. Thc Ncwmarkct Elcctric Light, Powcr, and Heat 
in Lee. Company, a corporation empowered to establish, manage, and 

carry on business in Newmarket and Durham, is hereby author- 
ized and empowered to carry on its business in the town of Lee. 
Exempt from Sect. 2. Thc provisious of section 5, chapter 14 of the Public 

charter fee. _^ in i i • 

Statutes, shall not apply to this act, 
[Approved February 26, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapters 169, 170. 



161 



CHAPTER 169. 

AN .ACT IN RELATION TO THE EAST GRAFTON UNION MEETING- 
HOUSE SOCIETY. 



Section 
1. Reorganization; constitution 
by-laws legalized. 



and 



Section 

2. Repaii-s, etc., legalized. 

3. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the reorganization of the East Grafton Union foSS^nd 
Meeting-House Society of the town of Grafton, made in the year ^y-iawa legai- 
1896, inckiding the constitution and by-laws adopted at the re-'^* ' 
organization meeting, is hereby legalized. 

Sect. 2. That all outside and interior repairs made on 8aid^^P^|[g*^®*'=' 
Union meeting-house in the year 1896, including the appraisal 
and removal of the old pews, and the replacing of the same by 
new ones, and the sale of said new pews, and all acts of the re- 
pairing committee, is hereby legalized. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. t*^«« ^*^' o** 

[Approved March 3, 1897.] '' 



CHAPTER 170. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SO- 
CIETY OF WILTON TO THE FIRST UNITARIAN CONGREGATIONAL SO- 
CIETY OF WILTON CENTRE. 



Section 
1. Name changed. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That the name of the "First Congregational Soci- Name changed, 
ety of Wilton " be, and hereby is, changed to the "First Unita- 
rian Congregational Society of Wilton Centre." 

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

[Approved March 3, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 



11 



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Chapter 171. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 171. 

AN ACT TO ENABLE THE CITY OF PORTSMOUTH TO ABATE A PUBLIC 
NUISANCE AND TO CONSTRUCT A HIGHWAY IN SAID CITY. 



Section 

1. City autliorized to take certain 

rights. 

2. Puddle Dock declared a nuisance. 

3. Assessment of damages for rights 

taken; petition to court; reference 
to county commissioners. 

4. Proceedings of county commission- 

ers. 



Section 
6. Report to court and proceedings 
thereon. 

6. Title to land made by filling; proviso. 

7. City may convej' made land. 

8. Highway on made land. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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



City authorized 
to take certain 
rights. 



Puddle Dock 
declared a nui- 
sance. 



Assessment of 
damages for 
rights taken ; 
petition to court; 
reference to 
county commis- 
sioners. 



Proceedings of 
county commis- 
sioners. 



Report to court 
and proceedings 
thereon. 



Section 1. The city of Portsmouth is hereby authorized to 
take by purchase or, if need be, by exercise of eminent domain, 
for the purpose of abating a public nuisance, all the right, title, 
property, estate, privilege, and easement which each and every 
owner of land abutting on a navigable water in said city, called 
Puddle Dock, may have in and to the waters, soil, flats, and 
shores of said dock, and to the navigation thereof. 

Sect. 2. Said dock is hereby declared to be, in its present 
condition, a menace to the public health in said city, and to be 
a public nuisance which the public good requires should be 
abated. 

Sect. 3. If said city shall be unable to agree with any owner 
of land abutting on said dock as to the price of his right, title, 
property, estate, privilege, and easement which said owner may 
have in and to the waters, soil, flats, and shores of said dock, 
and to the navigation thereof, it shall petition the supreme 
court for the county of Rockingham, at a trial term, to assess 
the damages to such owner for the taking by said city of his 
right, title, property, estate, privilege, and easement in and to 
said dock, and to the waters, soil, flats, shores, and navigation 
thereof, and said court shall refer the petition to the board of 
county commissioners for the county of Rockingham to examine 
the right, title, property, privilege, and easement or right of 
navigation proposed to be taken, and to assess the damages 
therefor. 

Sect. 4. Said board, upon said petition being so referred, 
shall throughout proceed as in case of the laying out of a high- 
way by the county commissioners. 

Sect. 5. Said commissioners shall make report to the supreme 
court for the county of Rockingham, at a trial term thereof, as 
soon as may be after flnal hearing, and said court shall proceed 
in all matters in relation thereto as in case of a report of the 
county commissioners in laying out a highway. 



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Chapter 172. 



163 



Sect. 6. The title to all land made by the filling in of said ^^«^*^ '»^,<|.^ 
dock shall be vested in the city of Portsmouth, but nothing ;^»-oi""so. 
herein contained shall be construed as preventing or restraining 
said city from carrying out its agreement made with various 
owners of lands abutting on said dock, dated July, 1896, or as 
in any wise invalidating said agreement. 

Sect. 7. Whenever necessary to keep its ao;reement afore- ^'*y Ty/''''^®y 
said, and whenever, in other cases, it may so choose, said city 
may convey, with or without consideration, to any owners of 
lands abutting upon the shores of said dock, all made land ad- 
joining the upland of such abutting owner, and which may lie 
outside the side lines of the highway hereinafter authorized to 
be constructed. 

Sect. 8. Said city may, by vote of the city councils in form ^^d'e'land"" 
of an ordinance, dedicate so much of said made land as it may 
have after carrying out its agreement aforesaid, to the pub- 
lic use as a highway running with a continuously straight side 
line on each side from Washington street to Liberty Bridge, so 
called, on "Water street. Said highway shall be of such MHdth 
as the city councils, by said ordinance, shall determine. The con- 
struction of said highway shall be proceeded with by said city in 
such manner and as rapidly as the city councils of said city may 
think proper. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. Takes effect on 

[Approved March 3, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 172. 

AN ACT IN RELATION TO THE LACONIA ELECTRIC LIGHTING COM- 
PANY. 



Section 

1. Powers of corporation. 

2. Poles and wires. 

3. Increase of capital. 

4. Act not to invalidate stock, debts, or 

obligations. 

5. Organization continued; right to 

change by-laws. 



Section 

6. Right to borrow money and give se- 

curity. 

7. May buy out Winnipesaukee Gas 

and Electric Light Co. 

8. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The Laconia Electric Lighting Company, a corpo- Po'^efs of cor- 
ration organized and existing under the laws of the state of New ^'"'**"*°* 
Hampshire, and having its place of business at Laconia, in the 
county of Belknap, is hereby continued a body corporate and 
politic, for the purpose of constructing machinery, maintaining 



164 Chapter 172. [1897. 

and operating electric light stations, furnishing electric appli- 
ances and power for lighting and other purposes, as stated in its 
original articles of incorporation, subject to the restrictions here- 
inafter provided, shall have the power and authority to purchase 
real estate, rights in real estate, and water rights and the rights 
of tlowage, and the right to erect and maintain such necessary 
dams and reservoirs for the purpose of utilizing water power 
upon such rivers, streams, lakes, and ponds in said county of 
Belknap, and in the town of Hill, in the county of Merrimack, 
and the town of Bristol, in the county of Grafton, as the said 
corporation may purchase as aforesaid, but said corporation shall 
not have the right to use any of its power for electric lighting in 
said town of Bristol, or the towns of Tilton and Meredith, in the 
county of Belknap aforesaid, except for its own uses ; nor shall 
said corporation have the right to use or dispose of power for 
the use or operation of electric railroads, except it may furnish 
power to the Laconia Street Railway within the limits of said 
city of Laconia. 

Poles and wires. Sect. 2. Said corporatiou shall have the right to erect and 
maintain its poles and string its wires, as now located, and to 
erect poles and string its wires thereon through any street, place, 
highway, or passway in any of the cities or towns in said county 
of Belknap, or said town of Hill, in the county of Merrimack, 
and Bristol, in the county of Grafton, the permission of the se- 
lectmen, mayor, and aldermen, or city councils of the towns 
and cities being first obtained for said purposes. 

Increase of Sect. 3. This corporatiou is authorized and empowered to 

capital. . . -ill i T 

increase its present capital stock to a sum not exceeding one 
hundred and fifty thousand dollars ($150,000), and issue its cer- 
tificates in the sum of fifty dollars ($50) each, at such times and 
upon such calls as shall be deemed necessary for the best inter- 
ests of the corporation, 
^^ct not to in- Sect. 4. This act shall not be construed to, in any way, inval- 
debts, or obiiga- idate the existing capital stock, common or preferred, or debts 
*"'°^' or obligations of the corporation, but said stock, debts, and obli- 

gations shall continue in force, and not in any way be invali- 
dated, the same as if this act had not been passed. 
Organization Sect. 5. The prcscut Organization of the company shall be 

continued ; right . ,- -T, v t ^^ i ,i n 

to change by- continucd, but said corporation shall have the power, irom time 
to time, to make such alterations or modifications of its by-laws 
as shall be deemed for the best interests of the corporation, con- 
sistent with the existing laws of the state. 
Right to borrow Sect. 6. For the purpose of enabling said corporation to carry 
^curity."'^ ^"'^ on its busiucss and to purchase real estate, rights in real estate, 
water rights, rights of fiowage, the right to erect and maintain 
dams and reservoirs as aforesaid, and corporate rights and fran- 
chises as hereinafter provided, and for the carrying on its business, 
[it] is hereby authorized and empowered to borrow such sums 
of money as may be necessary from time to time, and issue its 
notes, bonds, and obligations therefor, secured by mortgage or 
otherwise, as may be deemed necessary for the best interests of 



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165 



the corporatiou ; such notes, bonds, or obligations to be in such 
denomination, bearing such dates, and payable at such times, 
and at such a rate of interest, not exceeding six per cent, as may 
be fixed and determined by the corporation. 

Sect. 7. The corporation is hereby authorized and empow- May buy out 
ered to purchase the property, rights, and franchise of the "Win-oaTalfdErec-^ 
nipesaukee Gas and Electric Light Company, a corporation duly '""^ ^'^^* ^°" 
established at said Laconia, and if such purchase shall at any 
time be made, all the rights, powers, privileges, and franchises 
of said Winnipesaukee Gas and Electric Light Company shall 
pass to the control of the said Laconia Electric Lighting Com- 
pany as fully and completely as the same are now held and en- 
joyed by said Winnipesaukee Gas and Electric Light Company. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. '^^^^^ «*fe<=t on 

[Approved March 3, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 173. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE MERRIMACK RIVER HEAT, LIGHT, 
AND POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. Right to lay wires. 

4. Right to buy or sell patents. 

5. Capital. 



Section 

6. Mortgage bonds authorized. 

7. By-laws, etc. ; meetings; officers. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That Charles C. Kenrick, Edward A. Pike, corporation 
George D. Mayo, George E. Shepard, Asa J. Thurston, j^j^y^j^ "=o°^*''»'^«<i* 
T. Drake, John D. Kirk, their associates, assigns, and succes- 
sors, be and hereby are made a body politic and corporate, under 
the name of the Merrimack River Heat, Light, and Powder Com- 
pany, and by that name may sue and be sued, prosecute and de- 
fend to final judgment and execution, and shall be and hereby 
are vested with all the rights, powers, and privileges, and made 
subject to all the duties and liabilities of corporations of like na- 
ture under the laws of the state. 

Sect. 2. Said body corporate, — or corporation, — is hereby Powers, 
authorized and empowered to engage in, establish, and carry on 
the business of generating, producing, and manufacturing gas, 



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[1897. 



Right to lay 
wires. 



Right to buy or 
sell patents. 



Capital. 



Mortgage bonds 
authorized. 



By-laws, etc.; 

meetings; 

ofiScers. 



First meeting. 



electricity, or other agency for obtaining heat, light, or mechan- 
ical power; to deal in, sell, supply, distribute, transmit, and util- 
ize such gas, electricity, or other means of obtaining heat, light, 
or mechanical power, for such purposes as may be desirable ; and 
to use and employ such chemicals, machinery, and other mate- 
rials and appliances as may be useful or convenient therefor ; to 
procure, hold, build, establish, and own such plants, buildings, 
machinery, and appliances as may be necessary or convenient 
for the objects of its business ; provided., however., that the value 
of such plants, buildings, machinery and appliances shall not ex- 
ceed fifty thousand dollars. 

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 and highways of the city 
of Franklin, and to relay and repair the same subject to the 
consent of the city council of said Franklin and license therefor, 
in accordance with the provision of existing laws applicable to 
corporations of a similar nature, a due regard being had to pub- 
lic safety and travel, to locate its wires or other means of trans- 
mission over, through, or under public or private property or 
lands, permission being had and a price agreed upon between 
the parties. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
procure, purchase, sell, or convey, in whole or in part, letters 
patent granted by the government of the United States or any 
foreign government. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
issue capital stock to any amount not exceeding one hundred 
thousand dollars, which shall be divided into shares of one hun- 
dred dollars each and issued in such amounts, at such times and 
upon such calls as the directors may determine. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation is authorized and empowered to 
issue its bonds for any of the purposes for which it is incorpo- 
rated, in such amounts, at such times and for such purposes as 
the stockholders may authorize, and may mortgage its property 
of any and all descriptions and franchises as security for such 
bonds, 'provided, however, that no bonds shall be issued in excess 
of three fourths of the capital stock actually paid in. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation may establish such rules, regula- 
tions, and by-laws as may be deemed fit by the corporation and 
are agreeable to the laws of the state. An annual meeting of 
said corporation shall be holden at such time and place as may 
be directed by the by-laws, at which shall be chosen by ballot 
a board of directors, not less than three nor more than seven in 
number, and such other officers as may be deemed advisable. 
All officers chosen at the annual meeting shall hold office for one 
year and until their successors have duly qualified. 

Sect. 8. Any three of the corporators hereinbefore named 
may call the first meeting of the corporation by giving four days' 
notice in writing to all the corporators of the time and place 



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167 



of said meeting. At said first meeting, or any subsequent one, 
associates may be elected, by-laws and regulations adopted, and 
in said first meeting a board of directors shall, and other oflicers 
may, be elected, by ballot in all cases, to serve until the first an- 
nual meeting and until their successors have duly qualified. 

Sect. 9. This act shall take efi:ect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 3, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



CHAPTER 174. 

AN ACT TO EXTEND THE CORPORATE POWERS OF THE NASHUA STREET 

RAILWAY. 



Section 

1. Authority to make lease. 

2. state's rights reserveil. 

3. Requisites for validity of lease ; pro- 

vision for dissenting stockholders. 



Section 

4. Part of location may be abandoned. 

5. No rights or release from obligations 

except as specified in ss. 1, 4. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The Nashua Street Railway is hereby authorized Authority to 
and empowered to make a lease of all the property, rights, priv-""^ ^ ^^*' 
ileges, easements, and franchises of the corporation to the Lowell 
& Suburban Street Railway Company, a body corporate, estab- 
lished under the laws of the commonwealth of Massachusetts. 

Sect. 2. All the rio-hts of this state, by its legislature or other- state's rights 
wise, to regulate the said Nashua Street Railway and its manage- 
ment or to amend its charter are reserved, and any lease made 
under the authority hereby granted shall be made subject to all 
the duties, liabilities, and restrictions imposed upon said Nashua 
Street Railway. 

Sect. 3. No lease executed under the authority of this act Requisites for 
shall be valid or binding until the terms thereof have been agreed lease; provision 
to by two thirds of the directors, and two thirds in interest of stockhowers.^ 
the stock of the lessor, and approved by the board of railroad 
commissioners ; and should there be dissenting stockholders, the 
value of the stock of such dissenting stockholders may be deter- 
mined as provided in the Public Statutes of this state, chapter 
156, and the provisions of said chapter shall apply to the taking 
of said stock as in the case of railroads. 

Sect. 4. So much of the track of said Nashua Street Railway ?»»* of location 
as is located and laid between Temple street in Nashua, over abandoned. 
Commercial and Hudson streets to Hollis street, and also as 
much as is located and laid across the "Worcester, Nashua & 
Rochester railroad from the north side thereof on Palm street, 
southerly through Palm, West Hollis, and Hanover streets to 



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[1897. 



Kinsley street, upon application to and approval of the railroad 
commissioners, may be taken up, the location abandoned, and 
the running of cars thereon discontinued, subject to such condi- 
tions and restrictions as to putting the said streets in proper 
condition after the track is taken up, as exist under the laws of 
the state and as were imposed by the board of mayor and alder- 
men of said city when the locations upon which said track was 
laid were granted. 

Sect. 5. Nothing in this act contained, except the authority 
given in sections 1 and 4 of said act, shall be construed as giving 
fiedTnw.M*^'' to said Nashua Street Railway or its lessees any rights which 
said railway does not now enjoy, or as releasing said railway 
from any lawful obligations which now exist or which may here- 
after be law^fully imposed. 

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

[Approved March 4, 1897.] 



No rights or 
release from 
obligations 



Takes effect on 



CHAPTER 175. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SECOND ORTHODOX CONGREGATIONAL 
SOCIETY OF NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Association incorporated. 

2. Oflacers continued and acts legalized. 



Section 

3. Rights as to holding pi'operty. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Association 
incorporated . 



Officers contin- 
ued and acts 
legalized. 



Rights as to 

holding 

property. 



Takes eflfect on 
passage. 



Section 1. The Second Orthodox Congregational Society of 
Nashua, a voluntary association heretofore existing in the city of 
Nashua, is hereby made a body politic and corporate for the 
purposes named in its articles of association, and by that name 
may sue and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment 
and execution, use a common seal, and is hereby invested with 
all the powers, privileges, and immunities and made subject to 
all the liabilities incident to corporations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The present officers of said society shall retain their 
respective offices until their successors shall be elected, agreeably 
to said articles of association, and all contracts heretofore made 
by said society are hereby ratified and confirmed. 

Sect. 3. Saidsociety may hold real and personal estate which 
it may acquire by gift, purchase, or otherwise, and may manage 
and dispose of the same and the income thereof, to such amount 
as may be necessary for the purposes of said society. 

Sect. 4. This act shall take eflect on its passage. 

[Approved March 4, 1897.] 



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Chapter 176. 



169 



CHArTEK 176. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NORTH WOODSTOCK WATER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Capital. 

3. Meetings. 

4. Rigbts as to holding property ; rights 

In streets, etc. 

5. Eminent domain. 



Section 

6. Contracts. 

7. First meeting. 

8. May borrow money and secure by 

mortgage. 

9. Subject to repeal ; takes eflfect on pas- 

sage. 



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

Section 1. W. F. Butler, A. W. Sawyer, W. L. E. Hunt, C. J.^^J^^'J^^" 
L. Parker, and S. N. Weeks, their associates, successors, and 
assigns, shall be, and hereby are made, a body politic and corpo- 
rate by the name of North Woodstock Water Company, for the 
purpose of bringing w^ater into the towai of Woodstock and any 
village therein for domestic uses, the extinguishment of fires, 
and such other purposes as may be deemed necessary and 
proper; 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 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 Capital, 
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 twelve thou- 
sand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The annual and all special meetings of said corpora- ^«^"°^- 
tiou shall be held at such times and places, and upon such no- 
tice, as may be provided by the by-law^s of the corporation. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase, and hold ^^e^^^y^ t°pg^_ 
in fee simple or otherwise, any real or personal estate necessary ty^; '■j|ht8in 
for the carrying into eftect the purposes of this act, and to pur- 
chase any existing aqueduct or system of water-w^orks in said 
Woodstock now^ constructed or in operation ; and said corpora- 
tion is authorized to enter upon and break ground, dig ditches, 
and make excavations in any street, place, square, passageway, 
or highw^ay 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 material as may be deemed necessary for construct- 
ing said water-works, and to re-lay and repair the same, subject 
to such regulations as to the safety of the citizens and the secu- 
rity of the public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen 
of the town of Woodstock. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap- Eminent 
propriate any springs, streams, or ponds, in the town of Wood- 



170 



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[1897. 



Contracts. 



First meeting. 



regulations as 



May borrow 

money and 
secure by 
mortgage. 



stock, not belonging to any aqueduct or water-works company, 
and to secure such streams, springs, 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 exca- 
vations, reservoirs, and water-works to be or exist, for the pur- 
pose of obtaining, holding, preserving, or conducting said water, 
and placing such pipes, material, or works as may be necessary 
for building and operating such water-works, or repairing the 
same; procided, that if it shall be necessary to enter upon and 
appropriate any streams, springs, ponds, or land for the purpose 
aforesaid, or to raise or to lower the level of the same, and the 
said corporation shall not be able to agree with the owners thereof 
for 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 eastern judicial district of the county of 
Grafton, 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 of 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 
said court may prescribe. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation may make any contract with said 
town of Woodstock, 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 now existing or hereafter organized, is 
hereby authorized to contract with said corporation for the use 
of said water, hydrants, or other apparatus for said purpose, 
and may raise or appropriate money therefor. And said corpor- 
ation is hereby authorized and empowered to sell or lease for a 
term of years to the town, or any fire precinct now existing or 
hereafter organized therein, all of its works, structures, and es- 
tate, of whatever kind or nature ; and said town or fire precinct 
is hereby authorized to purchase or lease the same. 

Sect. 7. The first two corporators named herein 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 at 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. 

Sect. 8. Said corporation may borrow money for the purpose 
of constructing or extending the water-works named herein, and 



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171 



issue 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 when-fg"p^jff*j'^°^g, 
ever the public good requires, and shall take effect upon its pas- effect on passage. 
sage. 

[Approved March 4, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 177. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE ORPHANS' HOME 
AT CONCORD, APPROVED JUNE 26, 1874. 



Section 
1. Authority to increase amount of 
property; extension of powers. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The first section of an act entitled "An act to incor- A"rpali'^™T,f 
porate the trustees of the Orphans' Home at Concord, approved of property; 
June 26, 1874, is hereby amended so as to read as follows : powrrs.°° ° 
" Section 1. That William W. Mies, Henry A. Coit, Joseph H. 
Coit, Josiah Minot, Albert R Hatch, and their associates, are 
hereby incorporated and made a body politic, under the name of 
the Trustees of the Orphans' Home at Concord. Said corpora- 
tion may take, hold and manage such property as may be ob- 
tained, by donation or otherwise, not exceeding two hundred 
and fifty thousand dollars, for the purpose of maintaining, edu- 
cating, or otherwise aiding children who have lost one or both 
parents, or are otherwise destitute, and of aiding or supporting- 
aged clergymen and their families, the families of deceased cler- 
gymen, and other worthy persons, and also of aiding or support- 
ing persons devoted to such charitable works as the nursing and 
rehef of the sick and the care and teaching of indigent young 
children. They may also receive all such minor children as 
may be bound to them under indenture by their surviving parent 
or guardian according to the laws of this state relating to master 
and apprentice, and shall have the same rights, and be subject to 
the same liabilities, in regard to children so bound as other mas- 
ters may lawfully have," 

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

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



172 Chapters 178, 179. [1897. 



CHAPTER 178. 

AN ACT RELATING TO THE TERMS OF OFFICE OF CERTAIN CITY OF- 
FICIALS OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 

Section l. Change in election and term of officers; time of first election under 
this act; repealing clause. 

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

Change in eiec- SECTION 1. All officers of the citj of Manchester now annually 
officeraf ti^ of appointed by the board of mayor and aldermen, or annually 
under'tw^Mt : elected by the jolut conveiition of the city councils, shall here- 
repeaiing clause, after bc appointed or elected biennially in the month of Janu- 
ary, and shall hold ofl&ce two years, and until their successors 
are appointed or elected and qualified in their place. But any 
such officer may be removed for cause at any time by the city 
councils. The first election under this act shall be held in Jan- 
uary, 1899. All acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 179. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF AN ACT ENTITLED "AN ACT TO INCOR- 
PORATE THE MANCHESTER BANK," PASSED AUGUST 5, 1881. 

Section l. Additional corporate members; provision for special meeting; takes 

effect on passage. 

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

Additional cor- SECTION 1. Said act is amended by adding thereto the follow- 
provisi^nTor'"' i^g scctions : " Scct. 5. Charles T. Means, W. Byron Stearns, 
takeilff^cton*' Stephen N". Bourne, Frank E. Putney, and Joseph W. Fellow^s 
passage. are hereby made grantees and members of said Manchester Bank 

corporation, with the same powers, privileges, rights, and duties 
as the original grantees, associates, successors, and assigns. 
Sect. 6. Walter M. Parker, Charles D. McDuflae, Charles T. 
Means, and Stephen N. Bourne, or any two of them, are author- 
ized and empowered to call a special meeting of said corpora- 



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Chapter 180. 



tiori for the election of directors and officers of the corporation, 
and the transaction of any other business that may legally come 
before the meeting. Sect. 7. Notice of the time, object, and 
place of said meeting shall be given by publication in a news- 
paper published in the city of Manchester, New Hampshire, at 
least ten days prior thereto. Sect. 8. The directors and offi- 
cers elected at said meeting may hold their respective offices 
until the next annual meeting of the corporation, and until 
others are chosen and qualified in their stead, and this act shall 
take efi'ect from its passage." 
[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 180. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE SILVER LAKE RESERVOIR COMPANY. 



173 



Section 


Section 


1. Corporation constituted. 


8. Authority of Warner or Are districts 


2. Capital. 


to contract with corporation, or 


3. Meetings. 


to lease or purchase property. 


4. Rights as to property; rights in 


9. Management in case of lease or pur- 


streets, etc. 


chase. 


5. Eminent domain. 


10. First meeting. 


6. Appeal from award of damages. 


11. Takes effect on passage; subject to 


7. Contracts. 


repeal. 



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

Section 1. That Alfred T. Batchelder, William H. Elliot, E. ^^^Jj;'/"^^ 
W. Gustine, Charles H. Hersey, Edward Gustine, and Francis 
C. Faulkner, their associates, successors, and assigns, shall be and 
hereby are made a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
Silver Lake Reservoir Company, for the purpose of bringing 
water into the town of Warner and any village therein, for do- 
mestic purposes, the extinguishment of fires, and such other pur- 
poses as may be deemed necessary and proper ; 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 subject to all the liabilities incident to corpor- 
ations of a similar nature. 

Sect. 2. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of ^*p''*'' 
such number of shares of one hundred dollars each as may be 
from time to time determined by the directors of said corpora- 
tion, not exceeding in the whole the sum of twenty-five thousand 
dollars. 



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[1897. 



Eminent 
domain. 



Meetings. Sect. 3. The aniiual 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, and such 
officers and agents may be chosen as therein provided. 
Rights as to Sect. 4. Said corporation is empowered to purchase and hold, 

fnBtreefsiete.'^in fcc simple or otherwise, any real and personal estate neces- 
sary for the carrying into eftect 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 
necessary for the pipes, hydrants, aqueduct, and water-works of 
said corporation to pass, be, or exist, for the purpose of placing 
said pipes, hydrants, aqueduct, and water-works, and such other 
material as may be deemed necessary for building said aqueduct 
and water-works, and to re-lay, repair, and change the same, sub- 
ject to such regulations as to the safety of the citizens and secu- 
rity of the public travel as may be prescribed by the selectmen 
of said Warner. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation is authorized to enter upon and ap- 
propriate any springs, streams, rivers, or ponds in said "Warner 
(not belonging to any aqueduct company), and to secure the 
same by fences or otherwise, and erect, construct, and maintain 
such dams, reservoirs, and buildings as may be necessary for such 
water-works and aqueduct, and dig ditches and make excava- 
tions and reservoirs through, over, in, or upon any land or in- 
closure through which it may be necessary for the pipes and 
water to pass, or said excavations, reservoirs, aqueduct, build- 
ings, and water-works to be or exist, for the purpose of obtain- 
ing, holding, preserving, or conducting said water, and placing 
such pipes, other materials, or works as may be necessary for 
building or operating such aqueduct and water-works, or repair- 
ing the same ; jwovided, if it shall be necessary to enter upon and 
appropriate any streams, springs, rivers 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 agree with the owners for 
the damage that may be done by said corporation, or such 
owners shall be unknown, said corporation may apply to the 
trial term of the supreme court for the county of Merrimack to 
have the same laid out and the damages determined, and the 
said court shall refer the same to the county commissioners of 
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 lay 
out the same, determine the damages, and report to said court, 
and said court may issue execution accordingly. 

Sect. 6. The same right of appeal from such award of dam- 
ages shall exist as in the case of lands taken for highways by 
county commissioners. 

Sect. 7. Said corporation may contract with individuals and 
corporations for supplying them with water, and establish such 
regulations and rents for the use of water as may from time to 



Appeal from 
award of 



Contracts. 



1897.] - Chapter 180. 175 

time be deemed proper ; and said corporation is authorized to 
borrow money to defray the cost of such aqueduct and water- 
works, and to issue their notes or bonds therefor, and to secure 
the same by a mortgage of all their estate. 

Sect. 8. Said town of "Warner, or any fire district now or Authority of 

.,. ., -ii J^ • ^ 1 Warner or fire 

hereatter organized in said town, is hereby authorized and em- districts to 
powered to make contracts with said corporation for a supply ofcorporationo'rto 
water and the establishment of hydrants for the extinguishment prope^ty."'^''''**^ 
of fires and other necessary and proper uses, and to lease or pur- 
chase their franchise, works, structures, and estate, of any kind 
whatever, and may raise and appropriate money for such pur- 
poses, and may borrow or hire money therefor on the credit of 
said town or fire district, and may issue notes and bonds there- 
for, first being instructed to do any of said things in the same 
manner as is prescribed for the appropriation of money by towns 
in chapter 40, section 4, of the Public Statutes. 

Sect. 9. If said town, or any fire district therein now or here-^^^'^^f j»«°*'° 

rt 'TiTiT 1 r> * "i 1 n C£tS6 01 l6clS6 Or 

after organized, shall lease or purchase, as aioresaid, the tran- purchase, 
chise, works, structures, and estate of said corporation, said 
town or said fire district, for the more convenient management 
of said water-works, may place them under the direction and 
control of a superintendent or board of water commissioners, or 
both, and the selectmen of said town or the firewards of said 
district 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 
or fire district. 

Sect. 10. Any two of the corporators named in this act may call F'^st meeting, 
the first meeting of the corporation, by giving or mailing a no- 
tice in writing to each of said corporators of the time and place 
of meeting five days previous to said meeting, and at said 
meeting, or any adjourned meeting thereof, or at any subse- 
quent meeting duly called, associates may be admitted and 
all proper officers chosen, the number of shares fixed, and 
such by-laws and regulations adopted as may be deemed neces- 
sary to carry into eftect the purposes of this act. 

Sect. 11. This act shall take eftect upon its passage, and the Takes effect on 

1^ r & ' passage; subject 

legislature may alter, amend, or repeal the same whenever the to repeal, 
public good requires. 

[Approved March 10, 1897.] 



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Chapter 181. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 181. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE TRUSTEES OF McCOLLOIVI INSTITUTE. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Rights as to property. 

3. By-Laws; ofticers; vacancies. 



Section 

4. Acts legalized. 

5. Purpose of act. 

6. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Corporation 
constituted. 



Rights as to 
property. 



Section 1. William H. Conant, Franklin O. Kittredge, Clark 
Campbell, Charles H. Raymond, George A. Marden, Albert 
Conant, and John H. Colby, and their successors, are hereby made 
a corporation by the name of " The Trustees of McCollom 
Institute," for the purpose of maintaining a school in the town 
of Mont Vernon with all the powers and privileges, and subject 
to all the duties, restrictions, and liabilities set forth in all 
general laws which now are or may hereafter be in force and 
applicable to such corporations. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation shall have authority to receive, 
hold, and manage the funds and property now held by McCollom 
Institute, and any other donations or bequests which may be 
made for its benefit, and may hold, for the purposes aforesaid, 
real and personal estate to an amount not exceeding one 
hundred thousand dollars. 

Sect. 3. The said trustees shall have the power to adopt such 
by-laws as may be useful or necessary, with authority to elect 
one of their own number as president, also a treasurer and a 
secretary who may or may not be members of the corporation. 
Whenever a vacancy shall occur in the trustees by the death, 
resignation, or disability of any member, a successor shall be 
elected by the remaining trustees, who shall thereby become a 
member of the corporation. 

Sect. 4, All the acts and transactions of the trustees acting 
under supposed authority as said trustees, up to the present 
time, are hereby legalized and made valid. 
Purpose of act. Sect. 5. The purposc of this act is to continue the work 
contemplated in the establishment of the McCollom Institute 
under chapter 1051 of the Laws of the year 1850 and acts 
amendatory thereof and additional thereto. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



By-law8 : offi- 
cers ; vacancies 



Acts legalized. 



Takes effect on 



1897.] 



Chapter 182. 



177 



CHAPTER 182. 

AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO AMEND THE ACT CREATING A BOARD 
OF PARK COMMISSIONERS FOR THE CITY OF NASHUA." 



Section 

1. Erroneous reference in Laws 1895, c. 

■241, s. 1, correcteil. 

2. Authority of commissioners to hold 

and manage property. 

3. Investment of funds. 



SECTION 

i. Disposition of income from parks 

and of city appropriations, 
ij. Reports and accounts. 
6. Takes effect on passage. 



1, corrected. 



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

Section 1. That chapter 241 of the laws of said state, passed Erroneous 
January session, a. d. 1895, entitled "An act in amendment of LawsTsgs'c. 241, 
and in addition to the charter of the city of JS'ashua, creating 
a park commission for said city," be amended by striking out 
the word " section " in the fourth line of section 1 thereof, and 
inserting in lieu thereof the word " chapter," so as to read as 
follows : " Section 1. The powers now possessed by the city 
councils of Nashua, in relation to the regulation, care, and man- 
agement of public squares, parks, and commons of said city, as 
provided in chapter 40 of the Public Statutes, are hereby trans- 
ferred to a board of park commissioners." 

Sect. 2. Said board of park commissioners are authorized to Authority of 
take and hold any grant, donation, or bequest of property in tohXTndma 
trust, to apply the same, or the income thereof, for the improve- *^® p^^p^'^'^* 
ment or embellishment of the parks and squares of said city, or 
for the erection, repair, preservation, or renewal of any monu- 
ment, memorial, testimonial, or other work, or for the planting 
and cultivation of trees, shrubs, or plants in said parks or com- 
mons, or for improving the said premises in any other form or 
manner consistent with the purposes for which said parks or 
commons were or may be established, according to the terms of 
such grant, donation, or bequest; and any legacy, bequest, do- 
nation, grant, or deposit heretofore made to said city for a like 
purpose, as well as all property or estate heretofore granted or 
which may hereafter be granted for parks, commons, or park 
purposes, shall be placed under the full control, charge, and man- 
agement of said commissioners. 

Sect. 3. Any sums of money so received by said board shall investment of 
be invested by the city treasurer of Nashua, under the direction 
of said board, in any securities in which savings banks are au- 
thorized by law to invest, unless other provision is made by the 
terms of any such grant, donation, or bequest, and shall remain 
separate from and independent of any other moneys or property 
belonging to said city and free from all control of the city coun- 
cils ; the income or earnings of such funds shall be received by 
the city treasurer, subject to the orders of said board, who shall 
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178 



Chapter 183. 



[1897. 



Disposition of 
income from 



appro'priate and expend the same in such manner as they may 
deem best to promote and carry out the purposes for which said 
grants, donations, and bequests are made. 

Sect. 4. Any sum or sums of money realized from the sale of 

income irom i_*ij?i • ■;• -i i 

parksandof city any material tound, growmg, or being on said parks or com- 
appropriaticns. j^Qj^g j^y gaid board shall be paid over to and placed to the credit 
of said board by the said city treasurer, as well as all sums appro- 
priated by the city councils to their use, and any and all sums re- 
ceived as rentals or otherwise for said parks and commons ; all 
which moneys shall be used, paid, laid out, and expended by 
said board in the construction, care, and maintenance of said 
parks and commons, and the appurtenances thereto, and for no 
other purpose. 

Sect. 5. Said board shall annually, in the month of Decem- 
ber, make a detailed report in writing to the city councils of 
their acts and proceedings, and of the condition of the parks and 
commons under their charge, and an account of the receipts and 
expenditures for the same and the funds subject to their order. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take eftect on its passage. 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



Reports and 
accounts. 



Takes effect on 



CHAPTER 183. 

AN ACT TO AUTHORIZE THE VILLAGE FIRE PRECINCT OF WOLFE- 
BOROUGH TO CONSTRUCT AND MAINTAIN AN ELECTRIC PLANT. 



Section 

1. Electric plant authorized. 

2. Regulations and management. 



Section 

3. Appropriations; borrowing 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Electric plant 
authorized. 



Section 1. The village fire precinct in the town of Wolfebor- 
ough is hereby authorized to construct and maintain an electric 
light plant, for the purpose of generating and supplying elec- 
tricity to light the streets and buildings in said precinct, and 
may distribute, convey, and supply the same by metallic wires, or 
by any other suitable means, upon poles erected for that purpose, 
or in other convenient ways, in any public street or highway in 
said precinct, and may re-lay and repair the same, having 
proper regard for the rights of the public. 
Regulations and Sect. 2. The said prcciuct shall have the power and authority 
management. ^^ make rcgulatious for the use of said electricity, and the con- 
trol and management of the plant may be placed in the hands of 



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179 



the firewards of said precinct, who shall appoint all necessary 
officers. 

Sect. 3. The said precinct is also authorized, at any annual or Appropriations 
special meeting, by a major vote of those present and voting, to °'''"'"^'°^' 
raise and appropriate, and to borrow or hire, 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 purchas- 
ing real estate, and for constructing, maintaining, and operating 
said electric light plant, and to issue notes or bonds of the pre- 
cinct therefor, payable at such times and at such rates of interest 
as may be thought proper. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



passage. 



CHAPTER 184. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE DALTON POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. May lease or huy property of otber 

electric light companies. 

3. Wires. 

4. Capital ; rights as to holding property. 

5. Bonds and mortgages. 



Section 

6. Dam, etc., on Connecticut river au- 

thorized ; limitation of flowage 
rights : condition of charter. 

7. Privileges of existing electric light 

companies. 

8. First meeting. 

9. Subject to repeal. 



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

Section 1. That Walter H. Creamer, Myron G. SafFord, both corporation 
of Bethel, county of Windsor and state of Vermont, Irving M. '"'°^*'*"*®'^' 
Frost, of Concord, county of Merrimack and state of New Hamp- 
shire, George S. Walker, of Boston, county of Suffolk, state of 
Massachusetts, and Charles P. Creamer, of New York city, state 
of New York, their associates, successors, and assigns, are hereby 
constituted a body politic and corporate by the name of the Dal- 
ton Power Company, for the purpose of doing a general illu- 
minating, heating, manufacturing, and power business, by the 
manufacture, distribution, and sale of electricity and power for 
general illuminating, heating, and manufacturing purposes, 
either or any of them, in the counties of Grafton and Coos, state 
of iNew Hampshire, and in the county of Caledonia and county 
of Essex, state of Vermont, with all the powers and privileges 
and subject to all the duties and liabilities by law incident" to 
corporations of a similar nature. 



180 



Chapter 184. 



[1897. 



May lease or 
buy property of 
other electric 
light companies 



Wires. 



Capital : rights 
as to holding 
property. 



Bonds and 
mortgages. 



Dam, etc., on 
Connecticut 
river authorized 
limitation of 
flowage rights ; 
condition of 
charter. 



Sect. 2. That said company is hereby authorized to acquire, 
by lease or purchase, the property, rights, franchises, privileges, 
■ and immunities of any electric light company now or hereafter 
existing in any town or city in said counties of Grafton or Coos, 
state of New Hampshire, or said county of Caledonia and county 
of Essex, state of Vermont, 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 Dalton Power 
Company, it shall succeed to and enjoy all the rights, privileges, 
and immunities now enjoyed and belonging to any such electric 
light company. 

Sect. 3. The said company is hereby authorized to construct 
or maintain its lines of wires in accordance with the laws of the 
state of JSTew Hampshire. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall not exceed 
the sum of forty thousand dollars, divided into shares of one hun- 
dred dollars each. The amount thereof, within said authorized 
limit, shall be fixed by the corporators upon the organization of 
the company and the same from time to time be increased as de- 
termined by the stockholders, until all of said forty thousand 
dollars has been issued. Said capital stock may be paid in cash 
or in property taken at a fair valuation, 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- 
plishment of any of the purposes for which it is incorporated at 
such rates and times, and in such amounts, as the stockholders 
may authorize ; iiroiided, such bonds shall not be issued in 
amounts exceeding seventy-five per cent of the capital stock act- 
ually paid in ; and it may secure payment of such bonds, both 
principal and interest, by mortgage on its property and fran- 
chises. 

Sect. 6. Said corporation is hereby authorized and empowered 
to erect and maintain a dam, and all such works as may be nec- 
essary and proper to carry into eftect the objects aforesaid, on 
and across the Connecticut river at Fifteen Mile Falls, at a point 
on said falls about three miles below the Sumner house in the 
town of Dalton, in said county of Coos, and to make and main- 
tain all such canals and slips as may be necessary and proper for 
the purposes aforesaid ; provided, that this grant shall not be held 
or construed to impair any rights, powers, and privileges hereto- 
fore granted by the legislature of this state wnthin the limits 
aforesaid. 

This corporation shall not fiow any land lying north of the 
southerly line of land now owned by the Concord & Montreal 
railroad on said river above the location of said dam, and if the 
dam shall not be constructed and an electric plant created and 



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Chapter 185. 



181 



equipped for use for one or more of the purposes of this act by 
December 1, 1900, this act shall thereafter be void and of no 
effect. 

Sect. 7. Any existino; electric lisrht company in said counties Privileges of 

*-' ^^ ' ' ^ •^ 6X16tlD? ©l6Ctri 

of Grafton and Coiis, in New Hampshire, and the counties of I'g'it companie 
Caledonia and Essex, in the state of Vermont, shall have the 
first right to contract with said corporation for electricity for 
their lines at a reasonable rate, frovlded they make said contract 
within three months after receiving written notice from this cor- 
poration that said corporation is ready to make said contract and 
furnish electricity at its power house. 

Sect. 8. The first meeting of said company may be called by ^'■"^'^ '"^^''■^k- 
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, at which meeting, or any other meeting duly 
holden, associates may be elected, by-laws adopted, and a presi- 
dent, clerk, and such other officers and agents as maybe deemed 
necessary may be chosen. 

Sect. 9. The legislature may alter, amend, and repeal this act ^g"*'j^{=' *<> 
whenever the public good may require the same. 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 185. 

AN ACT TO CHANGE THE NAME OF THE FIRST CONGREGATIONAL SO- 
CIETY OF DERRY. 



Section 

1. Name changed. 

2, Provision as to property, bequests, 

and contracts. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The name of the "First Congregational Society Name changed. 
in Derry," organized July 12, 1837, is hereby changed to " The 
Central Congregational Society in Derry." 

Sect. 2. All properties of, bequests to, or contracts of the Provision .is to 
First Congregational Society shall be vested in the said Central beqS' and 
Congregational Society. contracts. 

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

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



182 



Chapters 186, 187. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 186. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 241 OF THE PAMPHLET LAWS OF 
1891, ENTITLED, " AN ACT TO ESTABLISH THE CITY OF ROCHESTER." 



Section 
1. Mayor's salary increased. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Mayor's salary 
increased. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. Section 11, chapter 241 of the Laws of 1891, is 
hereby amended by striking out the words " two hundred " in 
the thirteenth line, and inserting in the place thereof the words 
" four hundred," so that portion of the section as amended will 
read : " The mayor shall receive an annual salary of four hun- 
dred 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 the duties pertaining to 
his office." 

Sect, 2. This act shall take eftect on its passage. 

[Approved March 16, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 187. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 241 OF THE LAWS OF 1891, 
entitled "an act to establish THE CITY OF ROCHESTER." 



Section 
1. Amendments relating to school 
board and supervision of schools. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



Amendments 
relating to 



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

Section 1. Chapter 241 of the Laws of 1891 is hereby 
amended by striking out sections 20, 21, and 22, and inserting in 

school board and -, ,^ c A^ o ^^ • 

supervision of placc tlicreot the rollowmg : 

^^''°°'*' " Sect. 20. The general management and control of the pub- 

lic schools in said city, and of the buildings and property per- 
taining thereto, shall be vested in a school board consisting of 
thirteen members, their terms of office to commence the first 
Wednesday in January next after their respective elections un- 
der this act, and who shall have the power and perform the du- 



1897.] Chapter 187. 183 

ties, and be subject to the liabilities pertaining to the school 
boards of towns, except wherein a different intention appears ; 
but all bills, notes, and demands made or contracted for school 
purposes shall be paid from the city treasury. 

" Sect. 21. The members serving upon the school board in 
said city at the time of the passage of this act, together with the 
mayor and three additional members by him appointed, shall 
serve until the first Wednesday of January following; and for 
the further continuance of said school board, the mayor elected 
at the annual meeting shall be one member thereof, who shall 
act as chairman of said board ; the other members thereof shall 
consist of the members of the present school board elected from 
wards five and six, and the member elected by the city council 
at the beginning of the municipal year 1897 ; and the three 
members appointed by the mayor shall serve as members of the 
school board until the first Wednesday in January, 1899 ; and 
at the annual election in 1897, and at every annual election 
thereafter, each ward shall elect one member of the school board 
to serve for the period of two years from the first Wednesday in 
January following their election, and a residence within either 
of the wards electing shall not be necessary to eligibility to the 
office. 

" Sect. 22. Said school board shall annually elect one or more 
persons to visit, and under their direction have the general su- 
pervision of the schools, and in no case shall he be a member of 
said school board ; he shall make an annual report at such time 
as the school board shall determine, shall report his proceedings 
and condition 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 is not repugnant to the laws of the 
state, and shall receive such compensation as the school board 
may determine." 

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

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



184 



Chapters 188, 189. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 188. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF CHAPTER 263 OF THE LAWS OF 1891, 
AMENDING CHAPTER 242 OF THE SESSION LAWS OF 1881, AUTHOR- 
IZING THE TOWN OF ROCHESTER TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN 

SAID TOWN. 



Section 
1. Rochester may extend water pipes 
to Lebanon. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Rochester may 
extend water 
pipes to 
Lebanon. 



Section 1. Section 1 of chapter 263 of the Laws of 1891 is 
hereby amended by adding to said section the following, to wit : 
" The city of Rochester is further empowered and authorized to 
extend its pipe lines across the Salmon Falls river at East Roch- 
ester to convey its water in subterranean pipes for fire protec- 
tion, domestic use, and other purposes, for the village of Leba- 
non, Maine, and for this purpose said city shall be subject to all 
the duties and have all the rights and powers contained in chap- 
ter 242 of the Session Laws of 1881 in reference to supplying 
Rochester village therewith ; and any contract made with said 
town shall be binding on said city. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. Tliis act shall take cffcct ou its passagc. 

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 189. 

AN ACT LEGALIZING THE APPROPRIATION OF MONEY BY THE TOWN 
OF GREENVILLE TO CELEBRATE THE QUARTER CENTENNIAL OF ITS 
INCORPORATION. 



Section 
1. Appropriation legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Appropriation 
legalized. 



Takes effect on 



Section 1. That the action of the town of Greenville, at its 
last annual meeting, appropriating two hundred dollars for the 
celebration of the twenty-fifth anniversary of its incorporation, 
be and the same is hereby legalized and confirmed. 

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

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



1897.] Chapter 190. 185 



CHAPTER 190. 

AN ACT TO IXCORPORATE " THE SOCIETY FOP. THE CARE OF THE 
SOUTH CEMETERY IN PORTSMOUTH, N. H." 

Section , Section 

1. Corporation constituteil. 4. Takes effect on passage; subject to 

2. Kiglits as to propertj-. repeal. 

3. First meeting; by-laws, officers, 

members. 

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

Section 1. That Alfred Gooding, Charles H. Mendum, G^us-Corporat^i^i 
tave Peyser, Edwin C. Blaisdell, and Henry C. Hewitt, their 
associates and successors, be and hereby are incorporated and 
made a body politic by the name of " The Society for the care 
of the South Cemetery in Portsmouth, N. H.," and shall have 
power to fill all vacancies which may occur in their own board, 
and by that name said corporation may sue and be sued, prose- 
cute and defend to final judgment and execution, 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. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized: {a) To re- R'gwa as to 
ceive bequests, legacies, and funds in trust, and to expend annu- ^'^''^*'^ ^" 
ally the income of the same, or so much thereof as may be neces- 
sary, for the perpetual care of burial lots in the South Cemetery 
in Portsmouth, N. H., and for the proper maintenance and re- 
pair of the avenues, streets, and paths in said cemetery ; and for 
said purposes may take and hold property by donation, bequest, 
or otherwise, and care for, invest, manage, and reinvest said 
funds so coming into its hands according to the terms of any dona- 
tion, bequest, legacy, or trust deed, and according to the laws of 
the state of New Hampshire. (6) To care for burial lots in said 
cemetery, and to keep in proper maintenance and repair the ave- 
nues, streets, and paths in said cemetery, for subscribers for 
terms of from one to twenty-five years, at an annual rate to be 
fixed by said corporation. 

Sect. 3. The three ofi'antees first named may call the first First meeting; 
meeting of said corporation by giving notice in writing to eacii officers, 
of the grantees named in this act of the time and place of said ™®™''^''^' 
meeting, or by one publication in one of the daily papers of the 
city, at which meeting, or some subsequent meeting, this act 
may be accepted; and then, or at some adjourned meeting, said 
corporation may adopt, and thereafterwards maintain, change, 
or alter such rules and by-laws for the government of its pro- 
ceedings and regulation of its affairs, not inconsistent with the 
laws of this state, and elect or provide for the election of such 
officers, managers, and agents, as they may deem advisable, and 



186 Chapter 191. • [1897. 

may prescribe the duties and powers of said officers, and may 
regulate the terms and conditions of membership to said cor- 
poration. 
Takes effect on Sect. 4. This act shall take efi'ect upon its passage, and shall 
torep^eVi.*" ''^^ be subjcct to alteration, amendment, or repeal. 
[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



CHAP TEE 191. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE ACTION OF THE TOWN OF RUMNEY, EX- 
EMPTING THE PROPERTY OF THE F. E. BELDEN MICA MINING 
COMPANY FROM TAXATION FOR A TERM OF YEARS. 

Section i Section 

1. Exemption from taxation legalized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Exemption from Section 1. That the votc of the town of Rumney, March 9, 
i^aiiz°ed. 1897, exempting the property of the F. E. Belden Mica Mining 

Company from taxation for a term of eight years, is hereby le- 
galized. 
Takes effect on Sect. 2. Tliis act sliall take effect on its passage. 
[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 192. 



187 



CHAPTER 192. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE GRANITE SAVINGS BANK OF MILFORD. 



Sectiox 

1. Corporcition constituted. 

2. Deposits and withdrawals. 

3. Right to hold real estate. 

4. Members, clerk, and trustees ; vacan- 

cies; by-laws; common seal; 
deeds, etc. 

5. Trustees and other officers ; quorum 

of trustees. 



Section 

6. No compensation to members, except 

officers; no special deposits or 
rates of interest. 

7. First meeting; special meetings. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That John A. Ober, Henry H. Barber, Frank E. corporation 
Kaley, Charles S. Emerson, and Arthur L. Keyes, their associ- "^""^ "^ ^ ' 
ates and successors, and such others duly elected members as in 
this act provided, be and they hereby are constituted a body 
politic and corporate by the name of the Granite Savings Bank, 
to be located at Milford in the county of Hillsborough, for the 
purpose of establishing and maintaining a mutual savings bank, 
and by the name and style aforesaid may sue and be sued, pros- 
ecute and defend to iinal judgment and execution, and shall be 
vested with all the powers, rights, and privileges and subject to 
all the duties and liabilities which by the laws of this state are 
or may become incident to corporations of a like nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from anv person or deposits and 

^. '■ .,.*' -,. ■, '' . ^ , , withdrawals. 

persons, corporations, or associations, disposed to enjoy the ad- 
vantages of said savings bank, any deposit or deposits of money, 
not exceeding $5,000 from any one person, corporation, or asso- 
ciation, subject to the by-laws of said savings bank; and may 
manage, use, and improve the same for the benefit of the depos- 
itors in such manner as shall be convenient or necessary for the 
security and profitable investment thereof under the restrictions 
of the laws regulating the investment and management of such 
funds ; and all deposits, together with the net income and 
profits thereof, may be withdrawn at such reasonable times, and 
in such manner and proportions, and subject to such equitable 
rules and regulations as said corporation may from time to time 
by its by-laws prescribe, not incompatible with the laws of the 
state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire, by R'giit to hold 
foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise, such real estate as savings "^^^ ^^^^' 
banks are permitted to hold under the general laws of this 
state. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation, at its first meeting under this act, Members, dark, 
and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect vacandLTby- 
by ballot and major vote of those present, other persons as mem-seriVdTedsTe°c. 
bers of this corporation not exceeding fifty, including those who 



188 



Chapter 192. 



[1897. 



Trustees and 
other officers : 
quorum of 
trustees. 



No compensa- 
tion to members, 
except oflBcers ; 
no special 
deposits or rates 
of interest. 



First meeting : 
special meetings. 



Takes effect on 



are, at the time of such election, members thereof. At the first meet- 
ing of said corporation, and at each subsequent annual meeting, 
there shall be chosen in the same manner, from among the mem- 
bers, a clerk and a board of trustees not exceeding nine in imm- 
ber, who shall hold their ofiice until others are elected and qual- 
ified in their stead. The management of the business of said 
savings bank shall be committed to said trustees under the re- 
strictions of the by-laws and the laws of the state. Any vacancy 
in the board of trustees may be filled at a special meeting of said 
corporation called for that purpose. Said corporation, at its 
first meeting, shall enact such by-laws for the government and 
management of its business as shall not be incompatible with 
the laws of the state, and may, from time to time, at the an- 
nual meetings, or at a special meeting called for that purpose, 
alter and amend the same ; but no by-law or regulation shall 
take effect or be in force until the same shall have been ap- 
proved by the bank commissioners. Said corporation shall, at 
its first meeting, adopt a common seal, which may be changed 
and renewed at pleasure, and all deeds, conveyances, grants, cov- 
enants, and agreements made by the president of said bank, or 
any other person acting under the authority of the board of trus- 
tees, shall be good and valid in law. 

Sect. 5. Said trustees shall qualify in the manner prescribed 
b}' law. They shall annually choose one of their number as 
president of said bank. They shall also annually choose a treas- 
urer, and such other clerks, agents, and servants as may be nec- 
essary for the proper management of the business of said bank, 
and may remove the same at pleasure. A majority of the 
trustees shall constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 6. No member of the corporation shall receive any com- 
pensation for his services in said savings bank, nor derive any 
emolument therefrom ; -provided, however, that a reasonable com- 
pensation shall be paid to the ofiicers of said bank and others 
necessarily employed in transacting its business. No special de- 
posits shall be received, or special rates of interest allowed to 
any depositor, but all the profits arising from said business shall 
be equitably divided among the depositors at such times and in 
such manner as the trustees may determine, after deducting 
therefrom the necessary charges and expenses, and a proper sum 
for the establishment of a guaranty fund. 

Sect. 7. The first meeting of this corporation shall be called 
by any two of said incorporators within two years from the pas- 
sage of this act, by publishing a notice within one week of said 
meeting in one or two newspapers published in Milford, and all 
subsequent meetings of said corporation shall be notified by 
a like publication signed by the president of said bank. 
Special meetings of the corporation may be called at any 
time by the president or any two of the trustees, but no business 
shall be transacted at a special meeting, unless the subject thereof 
shall have been stated in the published notice. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



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Chapter 193. 



189 



CHAPTER 193. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE CHESHIRE COUNTY SAVINGS BANK OF 

KEENE, 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Deposits and withdrawals. 

3. Eights as to real estate. 

4. Members, clerk, and trustees; vacan- 

cies; by-laws ; common seal ; deeds, 
etc. 



Section 

5. Trustees and other officers; quorum 

of trustees. 

6. No compensation to members except 

officers; no special deposits or 
rates of interest. 

7. First meeting; other meetings. 

8. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. That John M. Parker, George B. Williams, Chas. corporation 
J. Amidon, Jerome E. Wright, and Wallace E. Mason, their as- '°'^''""''*'- 
sociates and successors, and such others duly elected members 
as in this act provided, be and they hereby are constituted a body 
politic and corporate by the name of Cheshire County Savings 
bank, to be located at Keene, in our county of Cheshire, for the 
purpose of establishing and maintaining a mutual savings bank, 
and by the name and style aforesaid may sue and be sued, pros- 
ecute and defend to linal judgment and execution, and shall be 
vested with all the powers, rights, and privileges and subject to 
all the duties and liabilities which by the laws of this state are 
or may become incident to corporations of a like nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation may receive from any person or Deposits and 

• • •*■ ...*' T 1, -J.! 1 withdrawals. 

persons, corporations or associations, disposed to enjoy the ad- 
vantage of said savings bank, any deposit or deposits of money, 
not exceeding $5,000 from any one person, corporation, or asso- 
ciation, subject to the by-laws of said savings bank ; and may 
manage, use, and improve the same for the benefit of the depos- 
itors in such manner as shall be convenient or necessary for the 
security and profitable investment thereof under the restrictions 
of the laws regulating the investment and management of such 
funds ; and all deposits, together with the net income and profits 
thereof, may be withdrawn at such reasonable times, in such 
manner and proportions, and subject to such equitable rules and 
regulations as said corporation may from time to time by its by- 
laws prescribe, not incompatible with the laws of the state. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation may purchase, hold, and acquire, ^J fe^,^ggt^e*° 
foreclosure of mortgage or otherwise, such real estate as savings 
banks are permitted to hold under the general laws of this state. 

Sect. 4. Said corporation at its first meeting under this act, Members, c^ierk, 
and at any annual meeting thereafter, shall have power to elect, vacancies ; by- 
by ballot and major vote of those present, other persons as mem-leriVde°ed™etc. 
bers of this corporation, not exceeding fifty, including those who 
are at the time of such election members thereof At the first 



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[1897. 



Trustees and' 
other officers ; 
quorum of 
trustees. 



No compensa- 
tion to members, 
except officers ; 
no special 
deposits or rates 
of interest. 



First meeting : 
special meetings. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



meeting of said corporation and at each subsequent annual meet- 
ing there shall be chosen in the same manner from among the 
members a clerk and a board of trustees, not exceeding nine in 
number, who shall hold their office until others are elected and 
qualified in their stead. The management of the business of 
said savings bank shall be committed to said trustees under the 
restrictions of the bj-laws and the laws of the state. Any va- 
cancy in the board of trustees may be filled at a special meeting 
of said corporation called for that purpose. Said corporation at 
its first meeting shall enact such by-laws for the government and 
management of its business as shall not be incompatible with 
the laws of the state, and may from time to time, at the annual 
meetings or at a special meeting called for that purpose, alter 
and amend the same ; but no by-law or regulation shall take 
efiect or be in force until the same shall have been approved by 
the bank commissioners. Said corporation shall at its first 
meeting adopt a common seal which may be changed and re- 
newed at pleasure, and all deeds, conveyances, grants, covenants, 
and agreements made by the president of said bank, or any other 
person acting under the authority of the board of trustees, shall 
be good and valid in law. 

Sect. 5. Said trustees shall qualify in the manner prescribed 
by law. They shall annually choose one of their number as pres- 
ident of said bank. They shall also annually choose a treasurer 
and such other clerks, agents, and servants as may be necessary 
for the proper management of the business of said bank, and may 
remove the same at pleasure. A majority of the trustees shall 
constitute a quorum. 

Sect. 6. No member of the corporation shall receive any com- 
pensation for his services in said savings bank, nor derive any 
emolument therefrom ; proi'ided^ hoiuever, that a reasonable com- 
pensation shall be paid to the officers of said bank and others 
necessarily employed in transacting its business. 'No special de- 
posits shall be received or special rates of interest allowed to any 
depositor, but all the profits arising from said business shall be 
equitably divided among the depositors at such times and in such 
manner as the trustees may determine, after deducting therefrom 
the necessary charges and expenses and a proper sum for the 
establishment of a guaranty fund. 

Sect. 7. The first meeting of this corporation shall be called 
by an}' two of said incorporators within two years from the pas- 
sage of this act, by publishing a notice within one week of said 
meeting in two newspapers published in Keene ; and all subse- 
quent meetings of saicl corporation shall be notified by a like 
publication, signed by the president of said bank. Special meet- 
ings of the corporation may be called at any time by the presi- 
dent or any two of the trustees, but no business shall be trans- 
acted at -a special meeting unless the subject thereof shall have 
been stated in the published notice. 

Sect. 8. This act shall take effect on its passage. 

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



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Chapter 194. 



191 



CHAPTER 194. 

AN ACT CREATING A BOARD OF TRUSTEES FOR SUBURBAN CEMETERIES 
IN NASHUA, NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Board of trustees constituted; tlieir 

powers, election, and term; va- 
cancies. 

2. Further powers and duties; present 

riglits in lots saved ; proviso. 

3. Disposition of funds. 

4. Grants, donations.or bequests; agree- 

ments to repair. 



Section 

5. Investment of funds and appropria- 

tion of income. 

6. City responsible; proviso. 

7. Reports and accounts. 

8. Cemeteries affected. 

9. Act void unless accepted ; takes effect 

on passage; repealing clause. 



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

Section 1. That Samuel P. Wilson, Willard C. Tolles, Levi Board of trus- 
W. Goodrich, Charles H. Lund, and Benjamin F. Cotton are irelr'powi'r''' 
hereby appointed and constituted a board of trustees, who shall jerm'f"' ^""^ • 
have the sole care, superintendence, and management of the ^^<=ancie8. 
property, expenditures, business, prudential affairs, and sale of 
lots in the cemeteries hereinafter described in the city of Xashua, 
together with any and all additions thereto. One member of each 
[such] board shall retire from office each year, and one member 
shall be elected by ballot annually in the month of March by 
the board of mayor and aldermen of said city, in convention with 
said board of trustees, by major vote, to hold the office for five 
years, the retiring trustee having no vote therein, the first of 
which election[s] to take place in March, 1898 ; and the term for 
which the members herein appointed shall hold their office shall 
be determined by lot ; one to hold his office for five years, one 
for four years, one for three years, one for two years, and one 
for one year. The mayor of said city shall be, ex officio, a member 
of said board. Said trustees shall receive no compensation for . 
their services as such. ISTo person shall be eligible as such trustee 
who is not a resident and tax-payer in said city. Said board shall * 
meet annually on the first Monday in April for organization, 
and shall elect a chairman and secretary from their own number, 
and three members shall constitute a quorum for the exercise of 
the powers and the performance of the duties of said board. 
Any vacancy occurring in said board by death, removal, resigna- 
tion, or otherwise, shall be filled by the board of mayor and 
aldermen, in convention with said board of trustees, for the re- 
mainder of the term. 

Sect. 2. The said board shall have the authority to grant and Further powers 
convey to person or persons, by deeds duly executed, the sole and present 'rigks 
exclusive right of burial and of erecting tombs, cenotaphs, tablets, '° ^°'^ ^^''^^ ' 
and other monuments in any of the designated lots or sub-divis- 
ions of said cemeteries, upon such terms and conditions as they, 
by their rules and regulations, shall prescribe ; and said boarcl 



proviso. 



192 Chapter 194. [1897. 

may make all necessary by-laws, rules, and regulations in the 
execution of their trust, not inconsistent with this act or rejDug- 
nant to the laws of this state, as they shall deem expedient ; and 
said board shall hold said property and estate for the same pur- 
poses, and charged with the same duties and liabilities for and 
subject to which the same are now held by the city councils of 
said ]S"ashua, and all rights of ownership of lots which any per- 
son or persons have acquired in said cemetery shall remain to 
the same extent as if this act had not been passed. Provided, 
hoicever, if any person or persons shall fail or neglect for one year 
after a written notice to make improvements upon their lot, said 
lot shall be forfeited to this corporation. 
Disposition of Sect. 3. The proceeds of sale of lots or rights of burial, ap- 
propriations by the city councils, or other moneys, except as 
hereafter provided, received for said cemeteries, shall be paid 
into the city treasury, to be kept separate from any other funds 
of the city, and subject to the order of said trustees, and shall 
be devoted to the care, improvement, embellishment, and en- 
largement of said cemeteries under the direction of said trustees. 
Grants, dona- Sect. 4. The Said board of trustees are authorized to take 
bequests; agree- and hold auy grant, donation, or bequest of property, upon trust 
ments to repair. ^^ apply the samc. Or the income thereof, for the improvement 
or embellishment of said cemeteries, or for the erection, repair, 
preservation, or renewal of any monument or other erection, or 
for the planting and cultivation of trees, shrubs, or plants in or 
around any lot, or for improving the said premises in any other 
manner or form consistent with the purposes for which said 
cemeteries are established, according to the terms of such grant, 
donation, or bequest ; and whenever any such grant, donation, 
or bequest, or any deposit, shall be made by any owner of a lot 
in said cemeteries for the annual repair, preservation, or embel- 
lishment of such lot and the erection thereon, the said trustees 
may give to such owner, or his or her representative, an agree- 
ment or obligation, in such form and upon such terms and con- 
ditions as they may establish, binding themselves and their suc- 
cessors to preserve and keep in repair said lot forever, or for 
such period as may be agreed on ; and any legacy, bequest, do- 
nation, grant, or deposit heretofore made to said city for like 
purpose in said cemeteries, and now in force, shall be placed 
under the control of said board of trustees. 
Investment of Sect. 5. Auy sums of moncy so received by said trustees 
p'Ji'atlorof*^^''"" shall be invested by the city treasurer of Nashua, under the di- 
income. rcction of Said trustees, in savings banks, or in any securities in 

w^hich savings banks are authorized to invest ; and all such 
property received under the provisions of the foregoing section, 
unless other provision is made by the terms of any such grant, 
donation, or bequest, shall be invested under the charge of said 
city treasurer, but shall always remain separate from, and inde- 
pendent of, any other moneys or property belonging to said city 
of N'ashua, and free from all control of the city councils ; and 
the income of said fund or funds shall be received by said treas- 



1897.] Chapter 194. 193 

urer, subject to the order of said trustees, and shall be appropri- 
ated by them in such manner as shall, in their opinion, best pro- 
mote the purposes for which said grants, donations, bequests, or 
deposits are made. 

Sect. 6. The city of Nashua shall be responsible for the good cuy responsi- 
faith of said trustees and the treasurer of said city, in the execu- ^ ■ •P'"'"'"''" 
tion of any trust which they may assume pursuant to the forego- 
ing provisions ; but said trustees shall not be liable to make any 
renewal of, or reconstruct any monument or other erection on 
any lot in said cemeteries, unless such liability shall be expressed 
in the agreement given [by] them as aforesaid, or in the terms and 
conditions under which they accept any grant, donation, or be- 
quest. 

Sect. 7. Said board of trustees shall annually, in the month Reports and 
of December, make a detailed report in writing to the city coun- 
cils of their acts and proceedings, and of the condition of the 
cemeteries, and an account of the receipts and expenditures of 
the same and funds subject to their order. 

Sect. 8. Said board of trustees shall have charge of the ceme- cemeteries 
tery situated on the west side of the Lowell road, adjoining and* ^^ 
northerly of the brick schoolhouse, and bounded on the west by 
land of Lund, on the north by land of Thompson, and com- 
monly known as the " Old South Cemetery"; also the cemetery 
situated on the west side of the Lowell road, bounded on the 
south by land of Hiland A. Holt, on the west by land of Mar- 
shall, on the north by land formerly owned by Aaron F. Stevens, 
and known as the "Pratt Cemetery"; also the cemetery near 
the Stillman Swallow place, and known as the " Gilson's Road 
Cemetery"; also the cemetery situated on the easterly side of 
Amherst road, so called, bounded on the north by land of Roby, 
on the east by land of Roby, on the south by land of Roby, and 
known as the " Roby Cemetery." Said cemeteries are generally 
classed and known as suburban cemeteries, and shall hereafter 
be known and called as suburban cemeteries. 

Sect. 9. This act and the provisions thereof shall be void un- Act void unieBs 
less the board of mayor and aldermen of said city of Nashua effec^^on'pal-''*^ 
shall accept the same; and this act shall take effect upon its ^ff®g^f^P^*''°s 
passage, and all acts and parts of acts inconsistent herewith are 
hereby repealed. 

[Approved March 18, 1897.] 



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Chapters 195, 196. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 195. 

AN ACT TO AMEND AN ACT TO ESTABLISH WATER-WORKS IN THE 
TOWN OF CHESTER AND TO INCORPORATE THE CHESTER WATER- 
WORKS COMPANY, PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1895. 

Section 1. Extension of time for construction. 



Extension of 
time for 
construction. 



Be it eyiacted by the Senate and House of Ilei)resentatives in General 
Court convened : 

Section 1. That the time for construction of said water-works 
by said town of Chester is hereby extended two years from 
March 5, 1897. 

[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 196. 



AN ACT ESTABLISHING A POLICE COURT IN THE TOWN OF LISBON. 



Section 

1. Vote of town legalized. 

2. Salaries and fees. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



Vote of town 
legalized. 



Salaries and 
fees. 



Takes effect on 



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

Section 1. The vote of the town of Lisbon, passed at the 
March annual meeting of said town in 1897, is hereby ratified, 
confirmed, and legaUzed; with a justice and associate justice to 
be nominated by the governor, and appointed with the approval 
of the honorable council. 

Sect. 2. The salary of the justice shall not exceed one hun- 
dred dollars annually, nor be in excess of the fines and costs col- 
lected by him, other than in civil cases; and the associate justice 
shall be entitled to the fees by him received as compensation. 

Sect. 3. This act shall take eflfect upon its passao:e. 

[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 197. 



195 



CHAPTER 197. 



AN ACT IN AMENDMENT TO THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF NASHUA. 



Section 

1. Street commissioners to be elected 

and controlled by city councils. 

2. Superintendent of city farm and two 

street commissioners added to the 



Section 

list in city charter of officers to be 
elected by city councils. 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That section 6 of chapter 285 of the Laws of 1893, street commis- 
in so far as it relates to the election of street commissioners in eiect^ed and ^ 
said city of Nashua, be repealed, and the following substituted: city*counciu! 

" There shall be elected by the city councils in joint conven- 
tion, by ballot and by major vote, in the month of January, 1898, 
and each year thereafter in the month of January, one street 
commissioner to superintend the streets, roads, and brid_^es of 
wards 1, 2, and 3, as now constituted, and there shall also be 
elected, in like manner, one street commissioner to superintend 
the streets, roads, and bridges of wards 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, and 9, as 
now^ constituted. Said wards 1, 2, and 3 shall be known and 
designated as highway district No. 1, and said wards 4, 5, 6, 7, 
8, and 9 shall be known and designated as highway district No. 
2. Said commissioners shall be under the control of said city 
councils. 

" The salary of each of said commissioners shall be fixed by the 
city councils." 

Sect. 2. That section 27 of the city charter, in as much as it superintendent 
relates to the election of city officers by the city councils, be two street com- 
amended by adding to said section the words " a superintendent ^'us'ti'nd^^^'^ 
of the city farm and two street commissioners," so that such part ^^"g^^Jto^e 
of the section shall read, "The city councils of said 'city, in elected by city 
joint convention, shall elect, by ballot, and by major vote, a city 
clerk, a city solicitor, collector of taxes, city treasurer, city X'>hy- 
sician, a city engineer, board of health officers, consisting of 
three persons, a superintendent of the city farm and two street 
commissioners." 

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

[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



196 



Chapter 198. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 198. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OP THE CHARTER OF THE CITY OF MANCHES- 
TER RELATING TO THE DUTIES OF THE MAYOR AND ALDERMEN AND 
COMMON COUNCIL OF SAID CITY. 



Section 

1. Powers of city councils or eitlier 

chamber given to mayor and al- 
dermen, excepting and reserving 
to common council decision upon 
amouTit and purposes of taxation, 
and upon indebtedness ; mayor 
and aldermen not to contract be- 
yond appropriations. 

2. Estimates to be transmitted to com- 

mon council. 



Section 

3. Mayor's approval or veto of acts of 

common council. 

4. Meetings of common council. 

5. Requirements for imposition of pen- 

alties or authorization of expen- 
ditures. 

6. Takes effect from Jan. 1, 1S99. 



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



Powers of city 
councils or 
either chamber 
given to mayor 
and aldermen, 
excepting and 
reserving to 
common council 
decision upon 
amount and 
purposes of 
taxation and 
upon indebted- 
ness ; mayor and 
aldermen not to 
contract beyond 
appropriations. 



Estimates to be 
transmitted to 
common council. 



Mayor's appro- 
val or veto of 
acts of common 
council. 



Section 1. All the powers now vested by law in the mayor 
and aldermen of the city of Manchester and the common coun- 
cil of said city and the city councils of said city jointly and sev- 
erally shall be vested in the board of mayor and aldermen, ex- 
cepting and reserving to the common council of said city the 
sole power and authority to consider and decide upon the amount 
of money to be raised by taxation in each and every year, and 
the objects and purposes for which the taxes of said city shall be 
raised, under the laws of the state and the ordinances of said 
city, and also the amount of indebtedness to be incurred by said 
city, by loan or otherwise. The board of mayor and aldermen 
shall make no contracts for the expenditure of money not previ- 
ously appropriated by the common council. 

Sect. 2. The board of mayor and aldermen, police commis- 
sioners, street commissioners, engineers, and school committee 
shall annually, in the month of January, transmit to the common 
council an estimate of the amount of money required by their 
several departments, with a specified and detailed statement of 
the purposes for which it is to be used. 

Sect. 3. Every resolution or vote to raise or appropriate 
money, by taxation or otherwise, which shall have passed the 
common council, shall, before it becomes effective, be presented 
to the mayor ; if he approves, he shall sign it, but if he shall not 
approve it, he shall return it, with his objections, to the common 
council, who shall enter the objections in full upon their journal, 
and immediately proceed to reconsider it. If, after such recon- 
sideration, two-thirds of the whole common council shall vote to 
pass the resolution, notwithstanding the objections of the mayor, 
it shall become effective and binding. In all such cases, the 
votes of the members of the common council shall be by yeas and 
nays, and the names of the members of the common council voting 



1897.] 



Chapter 199. 



197 



for and against the resolution shall be entered on the journal of the 
board. If such resolution or vote shall not be returned by the 
mayor to the common council within ten days after it shall have 
been presented to him, the same shall become effective and bind- 
ing in like manner as if he had signed it. The maj'or, in his ap- 
proval or disapproval of any such resolution or vote, shall have 
the right to veto or disapprove of, or reduce in amount, any item 
in any appropriation, or any portion of the amount of any pro- 
posed loan or proposed indebtedness, subject to the reconsider- 
ation of the common council as aforesaid. 

Sect. 4. The mayor may call a meeting of the members of ^^eetings of 

•^ "^ . , . ~ , . common council. 

the common council at any time by written personal notice, or 
through the mail, at least three days before the day of meeting, 
and the mayor shall call such meeting upon the written request 
of four members of the common council. 

Sect. 5. No order, ordinance, or resolution imposing a pen-^«^'l^^p«^'^^^°^'^^j 
alty, or authorizino; the expenditure of money, shall be valid penalties or 

v' ,1,^ 1 ,. f 1 1 • ±_ authorization of 

unless presented at a regular meeting, referred to its proper com- expenditures, 
mittee, and, after the report of the committee, shall have laid 
upon the table for a period of not less than five days before 
final action thereon. 

Sect. 6. This act shall take effect from and after the first day Ta^^«j|^«f 
of January, 1899. isss- 

[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 199. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF SECTION 4 OF CHAPTER 21, PUBLIC 
STATUTES, RELATING TO THE BOUNDARY LINE BETWEEN BELKNAP 
AND CARROLL COUNTIES, AND TO CERTAIN ISLANDS IN LAKE 
WINNIPESAUKEE. 



Section 

1. Change of boundary. 

2. Islands annexed. 



Section 
3. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. That section 4 of chapter 21 of the Public ^^^"1®/* 
Statutes be amended by striking out after the words " Parker's ""^ ^^^' 
Island " in the thirteenth line of said section, the words " Thence 
easterly to the westerly termination of the line separating the 



198 Chapter 199. [1897. 

towns of Wolfeboroiigh and Alton," and inserting instead there- 
of the following : " Thence easterly to the southwesterly end of 
Keniston's Island, sometimes called Baker's Island ; thence along 
the southerly shore of said island to the easterly end of the 
same ; thence to the westerly termination of the line separating 
the towns of "Wolfeborough and Alton," so that said section 
shall read as follows : " The county of Belknap is bounded 
thus : beginning at the easterly corner of Pittsfield ; thence by 
the northerly lines of Pittsfield, Loudon, Canterbury, Northfield, 
and Franklin to the westerly line of Sanbornton ; thence by the 
westerly lines of Sanbornton and New Hampton to the southerly 
line of Ashland ; thence by the southerly line of Ashland and 
Holderness to the westerly line of Center Harbor ; thence by 
the westerly line of Center Harbor to the northerly corner of 
Center Harbor; thence by the northerly line of Center Harbor 
to the easterly termination of the line separating the towns of 
Center Harbor and Moultonborough ; thence easterly to the 
southerly point of Long Island in Winnipesaukee Lake ; thence 
easterly to the southerly part of Parker's Island ; thence easterly 
to the northwesterly* end of Keniston's Island, sometimes called 
Baker's Island; thence along the southerly shore of said 
island to the easterly end of the same ; thence to the westerly 
termination of the line separating the towns of Wolfeborough 
and Alton; thence on the northerly line of Alton to the north- 
erly corner of New Durham ; thence by the county of Strafford 
to the bound first mentioned." 

Islands annexed. Sect. 2. All of the islauds in Said Lake Winnipesaukee lying 
southerly of said line, excepting Diamond Island, and between the 
easterly and westerly lines of Alton shall belong to and become 
a part of said Alton, and all the Islands in said lake lying north 
of said line, between the easterly and westerly lines of Wolfe- 
borough, shall belong to and become a part of said Wolfe- 
borough. 

Takes effect on Sect. 3. This act shall take effect upon its passage. 
[Approved March 23, 1897.] 

*In the original bill this woi'd was first written "southwesterly" and then changed 
to "northwesterly" as printed. In line 6 the word "southwesterly" was left 
unchanged. 



passage. 



1897.] Chapters 200, 201. 199 



CHAPTER 200. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE PROCEEDINGS OF THE BIENNIAL TOWN 
MEETING IN THE TOWN OF DUNBARTON, HELD ON THE THIRD 
DAY OF NOVEMBER, 1896. 

Section | Section 

1. Proceedings legalized. I 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1. That the proceedings of the biennial town meet- proceedings 
ing of the town of Dunbarton, held in said town on the third ^^^^^ 
day of Kovember, 1896, as well as all votes passed and officers 
elected at said meeting, are hereby legalized and confirmed. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1897.] ' ''"''" 



CHAPTER 201. 

AN ACT TO LEGALIZE THE VOTE OF THE TOWN OF STRATFORD TO 
exempt from TAXATION THE KNIGHTS OF PYTHIAS BUILDING. 

Section I Section 

1. Exemption from taxation legalized. | 2. Takes effect on passage. 

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

Section 1, The vote of the town of Stratford at its annual Exemption from 
town meeting held in March, 1896, exempting from taxation, for ie|aiiz"ed. 
the term of five years, the building known as the Knights of 
Pythias building, is hereby legalized and made valid, and said 
building is exempted from taxation for said term of five years. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1897.] "*''''''■ 



200 



Chapter 202. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 202. 



AX ACT TO INCORPORATE THE WHITEFIELD ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 



Sectiox 


Section 


1. Corporation coustituted. 


5. May borrow money and secure by 


2. Powers. 


mortgage. 


3. Rights over public or private prop- 


6. First meeting. 


erty. 


7. Subject to repeal; takes eflfect on 


4. Capital. 


passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That Geors^e H. Morrison, Perrin T. Kellogcr, 

constituted. -g^^^^-^^ y^ -g^^^,^ William H. Bailey, and Carson K White, all 

of Whitefield, N. H., their successors and assigns, be and are 
hereby made a body politic and corporate by the name of the 
Whitefield Electric Light Company, to be located in Whitefield 
in this state, with the authority, powers, and privileges, and 
subject to the liabilities, incident to corporations of a similar 
nature, subject to such modifications as are herein made. 
Powers. Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to generate, 

manufacture, produce, and supply electricity for purposes of 
light, heat, and mechanical power for public and private use ; 
and may lease, purchase, acquire, hold and improve property, 
real or personal, to an extent not exceeding in value its capital 
stock and bonds, which it shall be necessary or convenient for 
said corporation to do in carrying out the purposes of this act, 
with the right to sell, convey, and dispose of the same at 
pleasure ; and may contract with persons and corporations for 
the use of electricity for any of said purposes ; and may contract 
with said town of Whitefield, or the Whitefield Village Fire 
District, now organized in said town, for electricity for public 
uses, on such terms as may be agreed upon, and said town or 
said district is hereby authorized to contract with said corpora- 
tion for electricity for public uses, and to raise money to pay for 
the same in the same manner money is raised for other purposes. 
Rights over Sect. 3. Said corporatioii shall havc the right to erect poles, 

pro^pert'y.**"^***'^!!^ placc wircs thcrcou, or to lay subterranean pipes, tubes, or 
boxes, and in other appropriate and convenient w^ays, in the 
public streets and highways in said town ; provided, that the 
location and manner of construction of said poles, pipes, boxes, 
or tubes and the maintenance of the same shall be approved by 
the selectmen of said town, with the right to relay and repair 
the same after first having obtained the permission of the select- 
men of said town to make use of the streets and highways for 
the purpose aforesaid, due regard being had to the public safety 
and travel ; and may locate and put in position its lines of wire 
and other means of transmission over or through public or 
private property or lands within said town with the right to 



1897.] Chapter 202. 201 

maintain and repair the same, doing no greater injury to 
property or lands than it may reasonably do in carrying out the 
})urposes of this act ; and said corporation may agree with the 
selectmen of said town, and other persons or corporations that 
are injured by this corporation in carrying out the ])ur[iose of 
this act, as to the damages to be paid for such injuries, and, in 
case of failure to agree, either party may petition the supreme 
court, at a trial term held in the county of Coos, to have the 
same assessed, and such proceedings shall be had as may be de- 
termined upon by said court, and execution shall issue accord- 
ingly. 

Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of capital, 
such number of shares of the par value of one hundred dollars 
each as ma}^ from time to time be determined upon by the 
directors of said corporation, not exceeding, in the whole, the 
sum of thirty thousand dollars, and said stock shall be paid for 
in cash, or property equivalent in value. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may borrow money for the pur- May borrow 

, ■*■ •^ */ 1. IQ0D6V ftEU 

poses of carrying into eftect the provisions of this act, to an ex- secure by 
tent not exceeding its capital stock actually issued and paid in, ™°'^s^^^- 
and may issue its bonds or other obligations therefor, and secure 
the same by mortgage upon its property, rights, and franchises. 

Sect. 6. Any two of the corporators named in this act may ^'■■^t'»®^'^'°ff- 
call the first meeting, at some place in said Whitefield, by giving 
ten days' written notice to eachof the corporators of the time and 
place of meeting, and at such meeting, or any adjourned meet- 
ing, [said corporation] may adopt by-laws, choose officers, and 
do an}' other act or thing necessary to the organization of said 
corporation. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act ^^"p^j^l'.'J^^gg 
whenever the public o-ood mav require it, and this act shall take effect on 

n? , ■, ^ ^ - 1 passage. 

eiiect upon its passao:e. 

[Approved Marcir2.3, 1897.] 



202 



Chapter 203. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 203. 

AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE NEWFIELDS ELECTRIC LIGHT, HEAT, 
AND POWER COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Business and powers. 

3. Right to lay wires; may contract witli 

Newfields. 

4. Fii'st meeting. 



Section 

5. May Issue bonds and secure by mort- 

gage. 

6. Capital. 

7. Takes effect on passage. 



Corporation 
constituted. 



Business and 
powers. 



Right to lay 
wires; may 
contract with 
Newfields. 



First meeting. 



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

Section 1. That Charles H. Sanborn, J. Thornton Pike, "Wil- 
liam H. Connor, John Torrey, and George "W. Paul, their asso- 
ciates, successors, and assigns, be and they are hereby made a 
body politic and corporate by the name of the Newfields Electric 
Light, Heat, and Power Company, and by that name may sue 
and be sued, prosecute and defend to final judgment and execu- 
tion, and shall be and are hereby invested with all the powers, 
privileges, and made subject to all the liabilities under the laws 
of the state applicable to corporations of similar nature. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby authorized to establish, 
manage, and carry on in the town of Newfields the business of 
generating, manufacturing, producing, and supplying electricity 
for the purpose of light, heat, and mechanical power, distribut- 
ing, conveying, and supplying electricity by 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 conducting the business of said corporation ; and may lease, 
hold, purchase and acquire real and personal estate not exceed- 
ing twenty-five 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 
wires upon poles erected or obtained for the purpose, or in 
subterranean pipes, tubes, or boxes, and in other appropriate 
and convenient ways in the public streets, highways, or sewers 
of said town of Newfields, and to relay and repair the same 
agreeably to the discretion of the selectmen of said town, a due 
regard being had to public safety and travel, to locate its 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 contract with the said town 
of Newfields for lighting its streets and public buildings. 

Sect, 4. The first three grantees, or either of them, mUy call 
the first meeting of the corporation by publishing a notice there- 



1897.] Chapter 204. 203 

of in the " Exeter News Letter," a newspaper published at Exe- 
ter, or by giving notice in writing to each of the grantees named 
in this act, fourteen days at least prior to said meeting. 

Sect. 5. The said corporation may issue its bonds for the ac- ^Ysecureby"*^* 
complishment of any of the purposes for which it is incorporated, mortgage, 
at such rates and times and in such amounts as the stockholders 
may iiuthorize, 2)rovided ench bonds shall not be issued in amounts 
exceeding seventy-five per cent of the capital stock actually 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 capital stock of said corporation shall consist ^"P'**'- 
of as many shares of one hundred dollars each as the directors 
may from time to time determine ; pj^ovkled, that the whole cap- 
ital stock shall not exceed twenty-five thousand dollars. 

Sect. 7. This act shall take eftect upon its passage. Jms^^^*'**"' 

[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 204. 

AN ACT IN AMENDMENT OF THE CHARTER OF THE STARK MILLS. 

Section i Section 

1. Corporation may increase capital, and 2. Takes effect on passage, 

may invest same and do business 
in any part of the United States. | 

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

Section 1. The Stark Mills may from time to time increase p^°^p°^'|.°°?^»y 
its capital stock to an amount not exceeding two million dollars, and may invest 
and may invest such portions thereof in real and personal estate, bu^nets in any 
either within or without the state, and within the United States, ^^''^te^stltes. 
as may be necessary and convenient for carrying on its busi- 
ness ; and it may carry on the business authorized by its charter 
in any part of the United States. 

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

[Approved March 23, 1897.] 



204 



Chapters 205, 206. 



[1897. 



CHAPTER 205. 

AN ACT PROVIDING FOR THE PAYMENT OF FEES INTO THE CITY 
TREASURY OF THE CITY OF MANCHESTER. 



Section 
1. Fees paid to city officei's to be paid 
over to city ; witness fees excepted. 



Section 
2. Takes effect first Tuesday of January 
1899. 



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

Court convened : 



city ; witness 
fees excepted. 



Fees paid to Section 1. All fcGS paid to any officer of the city of Manches- 

city officers to be , jf • ii, , ^ • i (v 

paid over to tCF Oil accouiit 01 serviccs renaerecl to any party by said oincer 
in the course of his official duties, and which are so paid by vir- 
tue of any statute of the state of New Hampshire, shall be by 
the officer receiving them paid into the city treasury, and all 
such officials shall receive in lieu thereof, and in full payment for 
all services rendered by him in his office, such salary as the city 
councils may from time to time establish for said office ; with 
the exception of the city marshal, assistant city marshal, police 
officers, and watchmen of said city, who shall receive such salary 
or pay as the board of police commissioners of said city may 
from time to time establish for said offices, but this law shall not 
apply to fees paid to any such officer for attending at any court 
as a witness. 

Sect. 2. This act shall take effect upon the first Tuesday in 
January, 1899. 

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



Takes effect 
first Tuesday of 
January, 1899. 



CHAPTER 206. 



AN ACT TO INCORPORATE THE BETHLEHEM ELECTRIC LIGHT COMPANY. 



Section 

1. Corporation constituted. 

2. Powers. 

3. May lay wires; assessment of dam- 

ages. 

4. Cai)ital. 



Section 

5. Maj' borrow money and issue mort- 

gage bonds. 

6. First meeting. 

7. Subject to repeal; takes elTect on 

passage. 



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



Corporation SECTION 1. That Hai'lcv H. Danforth, Alfred W. Fuller, 

constituted. Yv^^i'k W. Fuller, Alfred N. Twitchell, and Albert S. Twitchell, 

their successors and assign [s], be and are hereby made a body 



1897.] Chapter 206. 205 

politic and corporate by the name of the Bethlehem Electric 
Light Company, to be located in Bethlehem in this state, with 
the authority, powers, and privileges and subject to the liabili- 
ties incident to corporations of a similar nature, subject to sach 
modifications as are herein made. 

Sect. 2. Said corporation is hereby empowered to generate, Powers, 
manufacture, produce, and supply electricity for purposes of 
light, heat, and mechanical power for public and private use ; 
and may lease, purchase, acquire, hold and improve property, 
real or personal, to an extent not exceeding in value its capital 
stock and bonds, which it shall be necessary or convenient for 
said corporation to do in carrying out the purposes of this act, 
with the right to sell, convey, and dispose of the same at pleas- 
ure ; and may contract with persons and corporations for the 
use of electricity for any of said purposes ; and may contract 
with said town of Bethlehem, or any village district that now is 
or may hereafter be organized in said town, also with the town 
of Franconia adjoining, or any village district that now is or 
may hereafter be organized in that town, for electricity for pub- 
lic uses, on such terms as may be agreed upon, and said town or 
said districts are hereby authorized to contract with said corpo- 
ration for electricity for public uses, and to raise money to pay 
for the same in the same manner money is raised for other pur- 
poses. 

Sect. 3. Said corporation shall have the right to erect poles ^^gYssme^'of' 
and place wires thereon, or to lay wires in subterranean pipes, damages, 
tubes, or boxes, and in other appropriate and convenient ways, 
in the public streets and highways in said towns, ■provided^ that 
the location and manner of construction of said poles, pipes, 
boxes and tubes and the maintenance of the same shall be ap- 
proved of by the selectmen of said town, with the right to 
re-lay and repair the same, after first having obtained the per- 
mission of the selectmen of said towns to make use of the streets 
and highways for the purposes aforesaid, due regard being had 
to the public safety and travel, and may locate and put in posi- 
tion its lines of wire and other means of transmission over or 
through public or private property or lands within said towns, 
with the right to maintain and repair the same, provided that the 
location of said lines and other means of transmission and main- 
tenance of the same shall be approved of by the selectmen of 
said town, doing no greater injury to property or lands than it 
may reasonably do in carrying out the purposes of this act ; and 
said corporation may agree with the selectmen of said town, and 
other persons or corporations that are injured by this corpora- 
tion in carrying out the purposes of this act, as to the damages 
to be paid for such injuries, and, in case of a failure to agree, 
either party may petition the supreme court, at a trial term held 
in the county of Grafton, to have the same assessed, and such 
proceedings shall be had as may be determined upon by said 
court and execution shall issue accordingly. 



206 



Chapter 207. 



[1897. 



Capital. 



May borrow 
money and 
issue mortgage 
bonds. 



First meeting. 



Subject to 
repeal : takes 
effect on 



Sect. 4. The capital stock of said corporation shall consist of 
such number of shares, of the par value of one hundred dollars 
each, as may from time to time be determined upon by the 
directors of said corporation, not exceeding in the whole the 
sum of iifty thousand dollars, and said stock shall be paid for in 
cash, or property equivalent in value. 

Sect. 5. Said corporation may borrow money for tlie purposes 
of carrying into effect the purposes of this act, to an extent not 
exceeding its capital stock actually issued and paid in, and may 
issue its bonds or other obligations therefor, and secure the same 
by mortgage upon its property, rights, and franchises. 

Sect. 6. Any two of the corporators named in this act may call 
the first meeting at some place in said Bethlehem, by giving ten 
days' written notice to each of the corporators of the time and 
place of meeting, and at such meeting, or any subsequent meet- 
ing, [said corporation] may adopt by-laws, choose officers, and 
do any other act or thing necessary to the organization of said 
corporation. 

Sect. 7. The legislature may alter, amend, or repeal this act 
whenever the public good may require it ; and this act shall 
take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 207. 

AN ACT ENTITLED " AN ACT TO SEVER THE HOMESTEAD OF MOSES 
F. RILEY FROM THE HIGH SCHOOL DISTRICT OF AYOODSVILLE, IN 
THE TOWN OF HAVERHILL, AND ANNEX THE SAME TO THE UNION 
SCHOOL DISTRICT IN THE TOWN OF BATH FOR SCHOOL PURPOSES," 



Section 
1. Homestead transferred from one dis- 
trict to another. 



Section 
2. Takes eflfect on passage. 



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



Homestead 
transferred from 
one district to 
another. 



Takes effect on 
passage. 



Section 1. That the homestead of Moses F. Riley, in the 
high school district of Woodsville, in the town of Haverhill, be, 
and the same hereby is, severed from said high school district in 
the town of Haverhill, and annexed to the union school district 
in the town of Bath, for school purposes. 

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

[Approved March 24, 1897.] 



1897.] 



Chapter 208. 



207 



CHAPTER 208. 

AN ACt TO LEGALIZE THE VOTE OF THE TOWN OF FRANCONIA OF 
MARCH 9, 1897, EXEMPTING FROM TAXATION FOR A TERM OF TEN 
YEARS AN ELECTRIC LIGHT PLANT, TO BE ESTABLISHED IN SAID 
TOWN. 



Section 

1. Exemption from taxation legalized. 



Section 
2. Takes effect on passage. 



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

Section 1. The proceedings of the town of Franconia at the Exemption from 
annual town meeting holden on the ninth day of March, 1897, ie|aiiz°ed. 
exempting from taxation an electric light plant, to be established 
in said town, are hereby legalized and made valid. 

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

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



CHAPTER 209. 

AN ACT AUTHORIZING THE ADMISSION OF THE NEW ENGLAND LIVE 
STOCK INSURANCE COMPANY TO DO BUSINESS IN THE STATE OF 
NEW HAMPSHIRE. 



Section 

1. Company may be licensed. 

2. Receipts for mortuary fund to be de- 

posited in this state ; witbdrawals 
of deposits. 



3. License may be revoked, when. 

4. Takes effect on passage. 



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



Section 1. The New England Live Stock Insurance Company, company may 
a corporation estabhshed by special act of the legislature of Mas- ^^ "''^'''^'^" 
sachusetts in the year eighteen hundred and eighty-eight, may be 
licensed by the insurance commissioner to transact the business j^^^^i ^^ ^^^ 
of live stock insurance in this state. mortuary iIx^a 

Sect. 2. Said company shall deposit quarterly, in the months In thifsutl?*^ 
of March, June, September, and December of each year, in its Jepositr*""^ 



208 



Chapter 209. 



[1897. 



name, in such trust company or national bank in this state as 
the insurance commissioner shall designate, all moneys received 
by it for its mortuary fund from policy holders in this state. 
Such deposits may be withdrawn for the purpose of paying losses 
and veterinary attendance occurring in this state, or for other 
purposes, in such form and manner as said company and the 
commissioner shall determine. 

Sect, 3. The insurance commissioner is hereby authorized to 
revoke, either temporarily or permanently, the authority granted 
by this act, whenever, on investigation, he is satisfied that said 
company has failed to comply with the provisions of this act, or 
has unreasonably neglected to pay the lawful claims of its policy 
holders in this state. 
Takes effect on Sect. 4. This act sliall take effect upon its passage. 

[Approved March 25, 1897.] 



License may be 
revoked, when. 



STATE OF NEW HAMPSHIRE, 



Office of the State Reporter, June 12, 1897. 

I hereby certify that the foregoing acts and resolves and 
changes of names have been compared with the originals and 
found to be correctly printed. 

CHARLES B. HIBBARD, State Reporter, 



INDEX. 



I N D EX 



TO 



PUBLIC ACTS AND RESOLUTIONS 

PASSED JANUARY SESSION, 1897. 



Acceptances, no grace on 12 

Accounts, county, auditing- of 84 

Actions, survival of 36 

Adams, James M., appropriation in favor of 110 

Administration, what inventory of savings bank deposit shall 

contain 51 

Administrator may take out execution on judgment in favor of 

deceased 36 

Advertisements of itinerant vendors 40 

Age of consent raised 30 

Agriculture, draining or filling swamp lands for advancement of 91 

New Hampshire College of, exempt from taxation. 64 

appropriations in favor 

of 96,97 

Almshouses, county, support of children at 87 

Amendments to constitution, how voted on 71 

(See Public Statutes amended and Session Laws amended.) 

American Accident Association, charter 153 

Manufacturing Company, charter amended 146 

Typographic Company, charter amended 146 

Anatomical science, amendment of laws for advancement of . . . . 25 

Androscoggin river, appropriation for bridge across 106 

Ancient Order Foresters of America, names of courts changed, .118, 154 

Animals, cruelty to 21 

disabled, proceedings for killing of 22 

setting of trap on land not owned by person setting 

forbidden 43 

Appeal from award of damages for land, etc., taken by state. ... 27 
decision of selectmen with respect to electric lines 17, 78 

Appropriation for bridge across Androscoggin river 106 

Sawyer's river 103 

buoys in Squam lake 105 

Sunapee lake 104 

and lights in Winnipesaukee lake and 

adjacent waters 104 

highways (See Highways) 100, 105 

indexing records in secretary of state's office 104 

lighthouse on Loon island in Sunapee lake. . 104 



214 Index. [1897^ 

Appropriation for New Hampshire National Guard 41 

protection of trees in highways 86 

removing provincial records 47 

state prison 80 

in favor of James M. Adams 110 

Edward L. Austin 110 

Benjamin Billsborough 110 

Irving Bodwell 110 

John W. Bourlet, Jr 110 

L. B. Brown Ill 

Walter F. Buck 109 

John H. Clark 110 

John B. Clarke Co 110 

Silas G. Clifford 110 

J. E. Coffin Ill 

Anthon W. Colby Ill 

Andrew J. Crooker 109 

Dartmouth College 102 

John Demeritt 109 

W. T. Dodge Ill 

D. B. Donovan Ill 

Edson C. Eastman 113 

Clark S. Edwards 110 

James F. Estes 110 

G. W. Fowler Ill 

John H. French 109 

Orlando J. Godfrey Ill 

Goodhue & Milton 110 

Kalph W. Gordon 110 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission 93 

Orrin W. Head 110 

Andy Holt 110 

Howard & Co 110 

Edward P. Hunt 110 

Woodbury E. Hunt 110 

Charles F. Huntoon 110 

Horace L. Ingalls 110 

Fred L. Johnson 110 

George N. Julian 98 

James Kearns 108 

J. E. Keeler Ill 

William P. Lamb 110 

Josephine C. Larkin 110 

H. H. Metcalf Ill 

Edward L. Miles 106 

John E. Miller 110 

Susie R. Morrison Ill 

G. H. Moses Ill 

Nashua Telegraph Publishing Co.... 110 

Edward M. Nason Ill 

New Hampshire : 

College of Agriculture and the Me- 
chanic Arts 96, 97 

Democratic Press Co 110 

Soldiers' Home 97 

John J. Nichols 110 

John W. Odlin 110 

Michael O'Malley 108 

H. C. Pearson Ill 

Frank L. Phalen 110 

George E. Pierce 110 

George A. Place 110 

Edward Plummer 110 

A. W. Presler 110 

Republican Press Association 110 

Fred P. Richardson 110 



1897.] 



Index. 



215 



Appropriation in favor of Edwin F. Richmond lOS 

Calvin Robie 110 

A. H. Robinson Ill 

Horace B. Shcrbnrne 110 

Silsby & Son 110 

State Normal School 103 

Henrj^ B. Stearns 110 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co 110 

Times Publishing' Co 110 

Charles W. Torr 110 

Union Publishing Co 110 

Laura J. Welch 110 

William F. Whitcomb 110 

John H. Willev 11» 

James H. Willoughby 100 

John Woodward 110 

Ashes not to be placed in highways, etc 51 

Asses, taxation of 34 

Assessment of state tax for 1898 and 1899 TS 

Assignee in insolvency', provision for unclaimed money in hands 

of 10 

Assistance to illiterate, blind, or disabled voters 76 

Association, building- and loan, acting imder special charters, re- 
peal of law afEecting 50 

(See also Corporations.) 
Asylum, See New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane. 

Atkinson, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Attorney-general to be one of ballot-law commissioners 70 

examine title to property of New Hamp- 
shire Asylum for the Insane and advise as 

to conveyances to state 90 

Auditors of county, appointment and duties 8-t 

Aureolus, protected in Pleasant pond (New London) and trib- 
utaries 29 

Austin, Edward L., appropriation in favor of 110 

Austin, Flint & Day Company, name changed to Manchester 

Sash & Blind Company ". 128 

Australian ballot law% See Elections. 

Avery's pond (Ellsworth), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 27 

Ballot boxes 74 

clerks 73 

law (See Elections) 6S 

commissioners 70 

Ballots, preservation and inspection of 79 

(See Elections.) 

Balloting after tie vote 76 

Band concerts, town naay appropriate money for 22 

Bank, bond of treasurer of savings, if also cashier of national. . 61 

charters, Cheshire County Savings bank of Keene 189 

Granite Savings bank of Milford 187 

commissioners' reports 67 

deposits in savings, how to be inventoried by administra- 
tor 51 

Baptist Convention of the State of New Hamj)shire, charter 

amended 140 

Barnstead, fishing through ice prohibited for five jears in all 

ponds 27 

Bartlett, line between it and Livermore established 12S 

village fire precinct, establishment and acts legalized. . 132 

may buy out Bartlett Water Co . . 132 

raise or borrow money 133 

take land, etc 132 

Water Co., Bartlett village fire j^recinct may buy or 

take propertj^ and franchises 132 



216 Index. [1897. 

Bath, part annexed to Monroe 137 

union school district in, homestead of Moses F. Kiley an- 
nexed 206 

Bathing and fishing prohibited in Kound pond (Barrington) 59 

Beaver protected 30 

Belden, F. E., Mica Mining Co., exemption from taxation legal- 
ized 186 

Belknap county, boundary changed 197 

names changed by probate court 92 

Berlin, city charter 112 

adoption of 116 

board of education 115 

city council 113-115 

debts of town and school district assumed 113 

elections 114, 116 

mayor 113-115 

officers 115 

police court 115 

property of toAvn and school district taken by city 113 

^ representatives to the general court 114 

school affairs 113, 115 

board 115 

supervisors 114, 116 

vacancies 116 

wards 112 

officers of 114 

Bethlehem Electric Light Company, charter 206 

Bicj'cles, placing of articles injurious to tires in highways, etc., 

prohibited 51 

use regulated 89 

Billiard tables, license fee for summer hotels, etc 32 

Billsborough, Benjamin, appropriation in favor of 110 

Bills of exchange, no grace on 12 

falling due Sunday or holiday, when payable 12 
Birds, See Fish and game. 

Black game protected 5 

Blind or disabled voters, assistance to 76 

Blodgett's Landing (Newbury), made a sanitary district 13 

Blvie Mountain Forest Association exempted from chap. 10, so 

far as it relates to Corbin park 31 

Board of charities. See State board of charities and correction, 
health, state. See State board of health. 

Boards of health of towns, to be appointed 37 

duties with respect to ice 82 

Bodies to be used for advancement of science 25 

Bodwell, Irving, appropriation in favor of 110 

Bond as condition for judgment in police court in certain cases. 57 
of treasurer of savings bank, if also cashier of national 

bank 61 

Bonds, increase of, by railroads 19 

of railroad may be secured by mortgage 62 

street railway may be secured by mortgage 63 

no grace on 12 

Books, collections of, may be purchased for state library 14 

Booths for voting 74 

use of 75 

Boston & Maine Eailroad, repeal of act providing for special 

commissioners 48 

Bounty on hawks repealed 7 

Bourlet, John "\V., Jr., appropriation in favor of 110 

Bow pond (Northwood), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 27 

Bowling alleys, license fee for summer hotels, etc 32 

Bradford pond (Bradford) , fishing through ice prohibited for five 

3' ears 27 



1897.] Index. 217 

Bradley pond (Andover), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Bridge across Sawyer's river (Hart's Location), appropriation 

for 103 

Bridges, construction and repair of, to be under direction of 

selectmen 59 

(See Highw^ays.) 
Brook trout, taking from Pleasant pond (New London) or trib- 
utaries prohibited for six years 29 

fishing for, as a business, with intent to sell, pro- 
hibited 35 

Brookline, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Brown, L. B., apiiropriation in favor of Ill 

Buck, Walter F., appropriation in favor of 109 

Building and loan associations acting under special charters, 

repeal of law affecting 50 

Burial places, public, to be fenced 50 

trespasses on 50 

Burpee, Edwin P., salary and mileage to be paid to widow 96 

By-laws respecting use of bicycles and tricycles, town has no 

power to make 90 

Camp ground, state, appropriation for 41 

Candidates for office, arrangement of names on ballot 71 

death of 70 

may obtain inspection of ballots 80 

nomination of 69 

resignation of 70 

Capercailzie protected 5 

Capital of railroad, reduction of amount required 60 

street railways, reduction of amount required 48 

Cards of instruction for voting to be furnished 72 

to be posted 73 

Caribou -protected 8, 12, 31 

Carnal abuse, age of consent to, raised 31 

Carroll county, boundary changed 197 

names changed by probate court 93 

Carter, Solon A., relieved 33 

Cattle (See Stock.) 

Caucuses, definition of and provisions concerning 69, 70 

inspectors of election to be nominated by 73 

party may make regulations concerning manner of 

holding 70 

Cemeteries, public, to be fenced 50 

trespasses on 50 

town or city may be trustee of 10 

Center Harbor village fire precinct, establishment and acts 

legalized 124 

Center pond (Stoddard), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Central Congregational Society in Derry 181 

Certificates of nomination 69 

punishment for offenses respecting. 77 
Challenge of vote, voter to make affidavit before entering guard- 
rail enclosure 74 

Chaplain of state prison, appropriation for salary of SO 

Charitable institutions, state and county, inspection of 88 

Charities, state board of. See State board of charities and cor- 
rection. 
Charters of corporations and amendments thereto. See Corpora- 
tions. 

Check-list for ballot clerks 74, 76 

sessions in Portsmouth 159 

Checks, no grace on 12 

falling due on Sunday or holiday when payable 12 

Cheshire county, names changed by probate court 94 



Index. [1897 



Chester Savings Bank of Keene, charter 189 

Chester, time for construction of water- works extended 194 

Children, minor, adoption of, in certain cases SS 

support of, at county almshouses 87 

to be provided with homes 87 

City (See also Town.) 

councils, powers with respect to schoolhouses and lots. ... 58 

license fees of hawkers and peddlers in 66 

limitation of right to make ordinance or regulation respect- 
ing use of bicj'cles and tricycles 90 

may adopt chap. 78 (relating to caucuses and elections) ... 70 

be triistee of cemetery 10 

schoolhouses and lots in ... .^ 58 

selectmen of ward may accept and protect trees 36 

of Berlin, charter 113 

Manchester, appropriation for rent of armories of G. A. 

E. posts authorized... 125 
semi-centennial celebra- 
tion 117 

certain fees to be paid into city treasury. . 204 

charter amended 196 

election and term of officers 172 

re-funding authorized 120 

water-loan bonds 120 

Nashua, charter amended 177, 195 

trustees for suburban cemeteries in 191 

Portsmouth, hours of check-list sessions 159 

Eochester, charter amended 182 

may extend water pipes to Lebanon, Maine . 184 

Somersworth, provisions as to library 121 

wards changed 121 

Claremont Water Works Companj^ niay re-fund debt and issue 

mortgage bonds 156 

Clark, John H., approj)riation in favor of 110 

Clarke, John B., Co.. appropriation in favor of 110 

Clerks of court, to receive ballots 23 

school districts, majoritj'^ to elect 61 

Clifford, Silas G., apjjropriation in favor of 110 

Coffin, J. E., appro ]3riation in favor of Ill 

Colby, Anthon W., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Cold pond (Acworth and Unity), fishing through ice prohibited 

for five 'years 2S 

Colebrook may contract with Colebrook Water Co 149 

vote legalized 141 

Water Company, charter 148 

Collecting of specimens for certain purposes permitted (under 

game laws) 9 

Collection of state tax for 1898 and 1899 78 

College, Dartmouth, appropriation in favor of 102 

Agricultural, See New Hampshire Cbllege of Agri- 
culture and the Mechanic Arts. 
Commission of lunacy, limitation of expense of persons sup- 
ported at New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane by order of . 90 
Commissioner, See Insolvent commissioner. Insolvent estates. 

Commissioners, ballot-law 70 

bank, reports of 67 

county, auditing of accoimt and bills of 84 

duties with respect to minor children. 87 
fish and game. See Fish and game commission- 
ers. 

Compartments for marking ballots 74 

use of 75 

Concerts, towns ruay appropriate money for , 22 

Concord, school district No. 20 in, homestead of B. W. Couch an- 
nexed 153 

street lighting precinct, city 

council mav change boundaries 134 



1897.] Index. 219 

Concord, union school district of, exempted from chap. 65 58 

Congress, election of representatives in 68 

Connecticut river, dam at Fifteen Mile Falls authorized ISO 

Consent, age of, raised 3C 

Consolidated Light and Power Company, United Gas and Elec- 
tric Company may buy out 129 

Constitution, amendment to, how voted on 71 

Convention, definition of and provisions respecting- 69, 70 

partj' may make regulations concerning manner of 

holding 70 

Conway Electric Light, Power, and Heat Company, charter.... 138 
Cook's' pond (Brookfield), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 27 

Coos county, names changed by probate court 95 

Corbin park, game in 31 

Corporations, change of name, capital, or articles of association 43 

(See Bank, City, District, Electric, Fire district. Fire 
precinct, llailroads, School district. Street rail- 
ways. Town.) 

American Accident Association, charter 153 

Manufacturing' Company, charter 

amended 146 

Typographic Company, charter 

amended 146 

Austin, Flint & Day Company, name changed. . . . 128 
Baptist Convention of the State of New^ Hamp- 
shire, charter amended 140 

Bartlett Water Company 132 

Bethlehem Electric Light Company, charter 206 

Central Congregational Society in Derry 181 

Claremont Water-Works Company, may re-fund 

debt and issue bonds 156 

Colebrook Water Company, charter 148 

Consolidated Light and Power Company 129 

Conway Electric Light, Power, and Heat Com- 
pany, charter 138 

Dalton Power Company, charter 179 

East Grafton Union Meeting House Society, re- 
organization and acts legalized 161 

First Congregational Society in Derry, name 

changed 181 

First Congregational Society of Wilton, name 

changed 161 

j^'irst Unitarian Congregational Society of Wilton 

Centre 161 

Glen Junction Transfer Company, charter 147 

Granite Savings Bank of Milford, charter 187 

Hartford Water Company, made a corporation of 

this state 130 

Laconia & Lake Village Water-Works, name 

changed, increase of stock 150 

Laconia Electric Lighting Company, additional 

powers 163 

Laconia Water Company, increase of stock author- 
ized 150 

Lancaster Academy, raay unite with school dis- 
trict 126 

Lowell & Suburban Street Railway Company, may 

take lease of Nashiia Street Eailway 167 

McCollom Institute, trustees of, charter 176 

Manchester Bank, charter amended 172 

Manchester Children's Home, charter 157 

Manchester Sash & Blind Company 128 

Mascoma Electric Light and Gas Company, char- 
ter amended 151 



220 Index. [1897. 

Corporations, continued: 

Mascoma Light, Heat, and Power Company, char- 
ter amended 151 

Masonic Orphans' Home, charter amended 145 

Merrimack Kiver Heat, Light, and Power Com- 
pany, charter 165 

Nashua Street Railway, may lease to Lowell & 

Suburban Street Railway Co 167 

New England Live Stock Insurance Co., may be 

licensed 207 

Newfields Electric Light, Heat, and Power Com- 
pany, charter 202 

New Hampshire Bible Society, charter amended. . 146 
Newmarket Electric Light, Power, and Heat Com- 
pany, charter revived 152 

amended 160 

North Woodstock Water Companj', charter 169 

Orphans' Home at Concord, charter amended .... 171 
Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light and Power Com- 

, pany 158 

Portsmouth Gas-Light Company, name changed, . 158 
Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, 

charter amended 134 

Second Orthodox Congregational Society of 

Nashua, charter 168 

Silver Lake Reservoir Company, charter 173 

Society for the Care of the South Cemetery in 

Portsmouth 185 

Stark Mills, charter amended 203 

Trustees of McCollom Institute, charter 176 

Trustees of the Protestant Episcopal Church in 

New Hampshire, charter amended 134 

United Gas and Electric Light Company, may buy 
out Consolidated Light and Power Co., issue 

stock and bonds 129 

West Derry Sewerage Association, charter 141 

Weston & Hill Company, name changed 117 

Whitefield Electric Light Company, charter 200 

Winnipesaukee Gas & Electric Light Company, 

may sell out to Laconia Electric Lighting Co . . . 165 
Woman's Hospital Aid Association, of Concord, 

exempt from taxation 140 

Correctional institutions, state and county, inspection of 88 

Couch, B. W., homestead annexed to school district No. 20 in 

Concord 153 

Councilors, election of 68 

County accounts, auditing of 84 

almshouse, support of children at 87 

auditors, appointment and duties 84 

boundaries between Belknap and Carroll changed 197 

commissioners, auditing of accounts and bills 84 

duties with respect to minor children.. 87 

farm, auditing of superintendent's accounts 84 

institutions, charitable or correctional, inspection of... 88 

names changed by courts of probate 92 

officers, election of 68 

reports, auditors to make, of receipts and disburse- 
ments 84 

salaries, See Hillsborough county and Rockingham 
county. 

treasurer, auditing of accounts 84 

Court, See General court. Police courts. Probate courts. Supreme 
court. 
venue when one party is inhabitant of southern judicial 

district of Grafton 62 



1897.] Index. 221 

Courts of Ancient Order Foresters of America, See Names 
changed. 
Foresters of America, See Names changed. 

Cows, taxation of 34 

Crockery, not to be placed in highways, etc 51 

Crooker, Andrew J., appropriation in favor of 109 

Cruelty to animals 21 

Dalton, election legalized 119 

Dalton Power Company, charter 179 

Damages from electric poles, \\'ires, etc., assessment of 78 

taking of land by state 27 

Danville, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Dartmouth College, appropriation in favor of 102 

Davidson, John S., exemption of his property legalized 118 

Death of candidate for office 70 

Deer, wild, protected 8, 12, 31 

Demeritt, John, appropriation in favor of 109 

Derry, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Department reports 14 

Disabled voters, assistance to 76 

Dissection, See 25 

District, See Fire district, School district. 

sanitary in Newbury 13 

Doctor, Dr., title of, not to be used without authority 52 

Doctors of medicine, licensing and registration of 52 

Dodge, W. T., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Donovan, D. B., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Drafts, no grace on, except on sight drafts 12 

falling due Sunday or holiday, when payable 12 

Ducks, shelldrakes excepted from protection 8 

Dunbarton, election and votes legalized 199 

East Grafton Union Meeting House Society, reorganization and 

acts legalized 161 

Eastman, Edson C, appropriation in favor of 110 

Eastman pond (Andover), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Edwards, Clark S., appropriation in favor of 110 

Election officers 73 

duties of 73-76 

of school district officers 61 

Elections : 

amendment to constitution, how voted on 71 

assistance to illiterate, blind or disabled voters 76 

attorney -general to be ballot-law commissioner 70 

Australian ballot law 68 

ballot law 68 

ballot-boxes 74 

ballot clerks 73 

ballot-law commissioners 70 

balloting after tie vote 76 

ballots, assistance in marking 76 

cards of instruction for marking of 72 

constitutional amendment, how voted on 71 

counting of 75, 76 

delivery to ballot clerks 73 

designation of office 71 

designation of party of candidate 71, 72 

device or emblem designating party 72 

disposition of those not counted 76 

distribution to towns and wards 72 

f ac-simile 72 

folding of, before delivery 71 

< by voter •. 75 

inspection of, by candidates 79 



222 Index. [1897. 

Elections : 

ballots, preservation of 75, 76, 79 

marking- of 75 

number to be furnished 73 

preparation of 71 

punishment for offenses respecting 77 

spoiled, new may be furnished in place of 75 

to be canceled and preserved 75 

to be in charge of ballot clerks 74 

blind or disabled voter, assistance to 76 

booths for voting 74 

use of 75 

candidates for oiiice, arrangement of names on ballot 71 

nomination of 69 

resignation or death of 70 

cards of instruction for voting to be f virnished 72 

to be posted 73 

caucuses, definition of and provisions respecting 70 

inspectors to be nominated by 73 

party may make regulations concerning manner of 

holding 70 

certificates of nomination 69, 70 

punishment for offenses respecting 77 

check-list for ballot clerks 74, 76 

challenge of vote, voter to make affidavit before passing guard- 
rail ; 74 

city may adopt chap. 78 70 

commissioners, ballot-law 70 

compartments for marking ballots 74 

use of 75 

congress, election of representatives in 68 

constitutional amendment, how voted on 71 

convention, definition of and provisions respecting 69, 70 

partj^ may make regulations concerning manner 

of holding 70 

councilors, election of 68 

county officers, election of 68 

court, general, election of representatives to 68 

death of candidate for oihce 70 

disabled voters, assistance to 76 

election officers 73 

duties of 73, 76 

electors of president and vice-president, election of 68 

f ac-simile ballots 72 

general court, election of representatives to 68 

governor, election of 68 

illiterate voters, assistance to 76 

inspectors of election, appointment 73 

duties 73-76 

filling of vacancy 73 

instruction, cards of, for voting, to be furnished 72 

to be posted 73 

majority, when not required 76 

marking shelves or compartments 74 

use of 75 

mayor of city, nominations for 70 

nomination, certificates of 69, 70 

punishment for offenses respecting 77 

of candidates 69, 70 

officers of nation, state, county, town, and ward, election of . . 68 

papers, nomination 69, 70 

punishment for offenses respecting 77 

party, political, nominations by caucuses and conventions of. . 69, 70 

of candidates, designation of 71 

petition, nomination by **9 



1897.] Index. 

Elections : 

plurality to elect certain officers 76 

political ])arty, »See sub-head, party. 

polling- places or booths > 74 

use of 75 

presidential electors, election of G8 

Public Statutes relating- to, amended 77 

representatives in congress, election of 68 

representatives to the general court, election of 68 

resignation of candidate for office 70 

returns of votes 23 

senators, election of 68 

shelves for marking ballots 74 

use of 75 

tie vote, provisions in case of 76 

town may adopt chap. 78 70 

town officers, election of 08 

voters, illiterate, blind or disabled, assistance to 76 

when to be allowed to pass guard-rail 74 

votes, Sec sub-head ballots. 

voting', manner of 74, 75 

ward officers, election of 68 

Electors of president and vice-president, election of 68 

Electric companies: 

Bethlehem Electric Light Company, charter 206 

Consolidated Light and Power Company, may sell out to 

United Gas and Electric Company 129 

Conway Electric Light, Power, and Heat Comjiany, charter. . 138 

Dalton Power Company, charter 179 

Laconia Electric Lighting- Company, additional powers 163 

Mascoma Electric Light and Gas Comijany, charter amended 151 

Light, Heat, and Power Company, charter amended 151 

Merrimack River Heat, Light, and Power Company, charter.. 165 

Newfields Electric Light, Heat, and Power Company, charter 202 
Newmarket Electric Light, Power, and Heat Company, charter 

revived 152 

amended 160 

Portsmouth Gas, Electric Light and Power Company 158 

Gas-Light Company, name changed 158 

United Gas and Electric Light Company, may buy out Consol- 
idated Light and Power Comiiany, issue stock and bonds. . . 129 

Whitefield Electric Light Company, charter 200 

Winnipesaukee Gas and E^lectric Light Company, may sell out 

to Laconia Electric Lighting Company 165 

Wolfeborough village fire precinct may have electric plant. . . . 178 

Electric jjoles, wires, etc., apjjeal from selectmen 17 

assessment of damag-es 78 

confirmation of locations 88 

Endowment insurance policies not forfeited in certain cases.... 35 

surrender value 35 

Episcopal, aSVc Protestant Episcopal. 

Estates of persons deceased, executor or admini.strator may 

have execution on judgment in 

favor of deceased 36 

notice and report of commis- 
sioner 24 

Estes, James F.. appropriation in favor of 110 

Examination of physicians and surgeons 52 

Examiners, medical 52 

Exchange, bills of, no grace on 12 

falling due Svmday or holiday, when payable 12 
Execution, executor or administrator may have when plaintiff 

dies after judgment in his favor 36 

Executor or administrator may take out execution on judgment 

in favor of deceased 36 



224 Index. [1897. 

Exemption from taxation granted to Hillsborough Bridge village 

fire precinct 145 

New Hampshire College of 
Agriculture and the Me- 
chanic Arts 64 

Woman's Hospital Aid Asso- 
ciation, of Concord 140 

of F. E. Belden Mica Mining Co., legal- 
ized 186 

John S. Davison, legalized 118 

electric light plant in Franconia, 

legalized 207 

Knights of Pythias building in Strat- 
ford, legalized 196 

Monadnock House, legalized 141 

Fac-simile ballots 72 

Fares on railroads, who may ride without paying 85 

F. E. Belden Mica Mining Company, exemption from taxation 

legalized 186 

Feet, articles likely to injure, not to be placed in highways, etc. . 51 

Fences, to be maintained about public burial places 50 

Fifteen Mile Falls, dam at, authorized 180 

Files of newspapers in state library 14 

Fireman, disabled, may be pensioned 45 

Fire district, Meredith village, may increase indebtedness 155 

districts of Warner, contracts authorized 175 

precinct, Bartlett village, establishment and acts legalized 

and powers granted 132 

Center Harbor village, establishment and acts 

legalized 124 

Hillsborough Bridge village, acts legalized and 

i powers granted 143 

Wolfeborough village, powers granted 178 

precincts of Lebanon, contracts authorized 130 

First Congregational Society in Derry, name changed to Cen- 
tral Congregational Society in Derry 181 

First Congregational Society of Wilton, name changed to First 

Unitarian Congregational Society of Wilton Centre 161 

First Unitarian Congregational Society of Wilton Centre 161 

Fish and game : 

beaver protected 30 

black game protected 5 

Blue Mountain Forest Association exempted from chap. 10, 

so far as it relates to Corbin park 31 

bounty on hawks repealed 7 

brook trout in Pleasant jfbnd (New London) and tributaries 

protected 29 

fishing for, as a business, prohibited 35 

capercailzie protected 5 

caribou protected 8, 12, 31 

collection of specimens for certain purposes permitted 9 

commissioners may place screens in public w^aters 9 

prohibit fishing through ice 46 

deer, wild, protected 8, 12, 31 

fishing prohibited in Gilman pond (Unity) 77 

Round pond (Barrington) 59 

regulated in Lake Wentworth and tributaries 23 

through ice in certain waters prohibited for five years 27 

regulated 46 

gray squirrels protected 8 

grouse, sharp-tail, protected 5 

hares protected 8 

hawks, repeal of bounty on 7 

landlocked salmon protected in Pleasant pond (New London) 

and tributaries 29 



1897.] 



Index. 



225 



Fish and game : 

Jand-locked salmon not protected in certain waters 9 

moose protected 8, 12, 31 

muskrats protected 8 

pheasants protected 5 

rabbits protected 8 

salmon, hmdlocked, protected in I'leasant pond (New London) 

and tributaries 29 

not protected in certain cases 9 

screens in public waters 9 

sharp-tail g-rouse protected 5 

shelldrakes excepted from protection 8 

specimens collection of, permitted for certain purposes 9 

squirrels, graj', protected S 

traps, not to be set on others' land 43 

trout, fishing for, as a business, prohibited, except in lakes not 

smaller than first Connecticut lake 35 

(See also sub-head brook trout.) 

Avild deer protected S, 12, 31 

Fish culture, state may take land, etc., for 26 

Fishing, See Fish and game. 

Foresters of America, names of courts changed 118, 151 

Fowler, G. W., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Franchise of railroad may be mortg-aged to secure bonds G2 

street railway maj^ be mortgaged to secure bonds 63 

Franconia, proceedings legalized 207 

Free concerts, town may appropriate money for 22 

French, John H., appropriation in favor of 109 

Fur-bearing animals. See 43 

Game, See Fish and game. 

General court, election of representatives to 68 

Geology and Atlas, Hitchcock's, exchange or presentation of 

thirtj^ sets authorized 107 

Gile pond (Sutton), fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 
Gillingham pond (Newbury), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 27 

Gilman pond (Unity), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 27 

and bathing prohibited 77 

Glass, not to be placed in highways, etc 51 

Glen Junction Transfer Company, charter 147 

Godfrey, Orlando I., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Goodhue & Milton, appropriation in favor of 110 

Gordon, Ralph W., appropriation in favor of 110 

Governor, election of 68 

Governor and council : 

duties with respect to insane asylum S3 

loan 20 

state prison SO 

may condemn land for fish culture 26 

exchange or present Hitchcock's Geology and Atlas 107 

to appoint agent to direct expenditure of appropriation for 

bridge across Androscoggin river lOG 

agents for expending appropriations for Sunapee 

and Winnipesaukee lakes 104, 105 

ballot-law commissioners and fix compensation. . 70, 71 
committee to direct expenditure of appropriation 

for biioys in Squam lake 105 

medical examiners and may remove them 52, 53 

direct expenditure for indexing records in office of secre- 
tary of state 104 

of appropriation for highways 102, 103 105 

appropriation for New^ Hampshire 

National Gxiard 41 

receive conveyances of property of New Hampshire Asylum 

for the Insane 99 



226 Index. [1897. 

Grace, none to be allowed on notes, etc 12 

Grafton county, names changed, by probate court 94 

venue of actions, when one party is inhabitant 

of southern judicial district in 62 

Granite Savings Bank of Milford, charter 187 

Granite State Deaf Mute Mission, appropriation in favor of 98 

Gray squirrels protected 8 

Greenville, appropriation for celebration of 25th anniversary 

legalized 184 

Grouse, sharp-tail, protected 5 

Guide-boards, penalty for town's failure to maintain 17 

Hampstead, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Hares protected 8 

Hartford Water Company, made a corporation of this state 130 

may extend its works to West Leb- 
anon 130 

Harvey pond (Xorthwood), fishing through ice pi'ohibited for 

five years 27 

Haunted pond (Francestown), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 27 

Haverhill, high school district in, homestead of Moses F. Eiley 

disannexed 20(> 

Hawkers and peddlers, provisions as to licensing 65 

Hawks, repeal of bounty on 7 

Head, Orrin W., appropriation in favor of 110 

Health, boards of, to be appointed 37 

duties with respect to ice 82 

state board of, secretary to be member of state board of 

charities and correction 88 

Health ofiicers replaced b,v boards of health 37 

Highland lake (Andover), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 27 

Highway agents, their construction and repair of roads and 

bridges to be under direction of selectmen 50 

JEighwaj's, articles likely to injure not to be placed in 51 

construction and repair of, to be under direction of 

selectmen , 59 

may be laid out for winter use 85 

regulations concerning riding of bicycles and tri- 
cycles in 89 

town may have trial by jury on assessmeJit of dam- 
ages for land taken 15 

appropriations for : 

Androscoggin river, west side of 100 

bridge across Androscoggin river 106 

Sawyer's river 303 

Crotchet mountain road 105 

Mascoma valley and Lyme highway 101 

Miller park mountain road 105 

Pinkham Notch road 101 

road 101 

Sandwich Notch road 100 

Sugar Loaf road 100 

Turnpike and Knothole roads 100 

in Albany 100 

Alexandria 100 

Benton - 100 

Campton 100 

Carroll 100 

Dalton 101 

Dixville 100 

Dorchester 101 

Dummer 101 

Errol 101 

Francestown 105 



1897.] 



Index. 



227 



Highways, appropriations for, continued: 

in Franconia 101 

Groton 101 

Hart's Location 103 

Jackson 101 

Millsfield 101 

Peterborough 10.5 

Pittsburg 100 

Randolph 101 

Sandwich 100 

Stewartstown 101 

Temple 105 

Thornton 100 

Warren 100 

Wentworth's Location 101 

Woodstock 100 

from Breezy Point to North Woodstock 100 

Crawford House to Fabyan House 100 

Willey House 100 

Errol to Wentworth's Location 101 

first to second Connecticut lake 100 

Great to Little Boar's Head 101 

height of land in Franconia to Flume House. . 101 
Kendall's Mills to highway between Canaan 

and Dorchester 101 

North Woodstock to Flume House 101 

Warren 100 

Stewartstown Hollow to Diamond Hollow.... 101 

Willey House to Bartlett line 100 

Hill, James W., Company 117 

Hillsborough Bridge village fire precinct, acts ratified 143 

exempt from taxation. 145 

extension authorized.. 143 

water commissioners.. 144 

county, names changed by probate court 93 

salary of solicitor 42 

town of, fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 27 

Hitchcock's Geology and Atlas, exchange or presentation of 

thirty sets authorized 107 

Holderness, vote legalized 118 

Holt, Andy, approx^riation in favor of 110 

Home, Soldiers', appropriation in favor of 97 

Horsecar companies, See Street railways. 

Horses, taxation of 34 

Howard & Co., appropriation in favor of 110 

Hudson pond (Washington), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 28 

Hunt, Edward P., appropriation in favor of 110 

Hunt, Woodbury E., appropriation in favor of 110 

Huntoon, Charles T., appropriation in favor of 110 

Hurd pond (Lempster), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Ice, fishing through, prohibited for five years in certain waters 27 

provisions to protect against pollution 82 

niiterate voters, assistance to 76 

Improvement of swamp lands by draining or filling for advance- 
ment of agriculture 91 

Incorporations, See Corporations. 

Index to records in office of secretary of state, appropriation for 104 

Industrial school, state, appropriation for 107 

Ingalls, Horace L., appropriation in favor of 110 

Insane, New Hampshire Asylum for, See New Hampshire Asy- 
lum for the Insane. 

Insolvency, allowance to debtor 29 

provision for unclaimed money in hands of assignee 10 



228 Index. [1897. 

Insolvent estates of persons deceased, notice and report of com- 
missioner 24 

Inspection of ballots 80 

Inspection of state or county charitable or correctional insti- 
tutions 88 

Inspectors of election, appointment 73 

duties 73-76 

filling of vacancy 73 

Instruction, cards of, for voting, to be furnished 72 

to be posted 73 

superintendent of public, See Superintendent of 
Public Instruction. 
Insurance commissioner may license New England Live Stock 

Insurance Co. and may revoke license 207, 208 

companies, reduction of reserve fund of certain 83 

policies, surrender value of 35 

when not forfeited 35 

Inventory of savings bank deposit, what to contain 51 

Island pond (Stoddard), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Itinerant vendors 38 

Jackson, special school district constituted 135 

James W. Hill Company 117 

Jenness pond (Northwood and Pittsfield), fishing through ice 

prohibited for five years 27 

J. M. Stewart & Sons Co., appropriation in favor of 110 

John B. Clarke Co., appropriation in favor of 110 

Johnson, Fred L., appropriation in favor of 110 

Joseph Freschl post. No. 94, G. A. R., Manchester naay appropri- 
ate for rent of armory 125 

Judge of probate for Rockingham county, salary raised 49 

Judgment in police courts on default after notice 57 

creditor dying, executor or administrator may have 

execution 36 

Julian, George N., appropriation in favor of 98 

Kearns, James, appropriation in favor of lOS 

Keeler, J. E., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Keene, union school district of, exempted from chap. 65 58 

Keyser lake (Sutton), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 27 

Kingston, fishing through ice prohibited for five years, except in 

Great pond and Greenwood lake 27 

Laconia and Lake Village Water-Works, increase of stock au- 
thorized 150 

name changed to La- 
conia Water Com- 
pany 150 

Electric Lighting Company, additional powers 163 

Water Company 150 

Lake Merriam (Brookfield), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 28 

Squam, appropriation for buoys in 105 

Sunapee, appropriation for lighting lighthouse on Loon 

island and for buoys 104 

Wentworth, fishing regulated 23 

Winnipesaukee, appropriation for buoys and lights in. .. .101, 104 

islands annexed 198 

Lamb, William P., appropriation in favor of 110 

Lancaster Academy may unite with union school district No. 1 

of Lancaster 126 

bonds authorized 127 

union school district No. 1, Lancaster Academy may 

unite with 126 



1897.] Index. 

Lancaster, union school district No. 1, may issue bonds 154 

take land 155 

Land, how state may take, for purposes of fish culture 26 

Landlocked salmon not protected in certain cases 9 

protected in Pleasant pond (New London) 

and tributaries 29 

Larkin, Josephine C, appropriation in favor of 110 

Laws, See Public Statutes and Session Laws. 

Lebanon, town or precincts may contract with Hartford Water 

Company 130 

Legislature, election of representatives to general court and of 

senators 68 

Library of state prison, appropi'iation for 80 

state, administration of 14 

expenditure limited 14 

sale of revised register of soldiers and sailors of 

New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion . . 95 
shelving and furniture to be deemed incidentals of 14 
{See also Somersworth.) 
License fees for billiard or pool tables or bowling alleys of sum- 
mer hotels, etc 32 

Licenses of hawkers and peddlers 65 

insurance companies 32 

itinerant vendors 38 

phj^sicians and surgeons 53 

Lien for charges of officer taking anLmal 21 

sawing lumber 7 

Life insurance policies not forfeited in certain cases 35 

surrender value of 35 

Lisbon, establishment of police court legalized 194 

salaries and fees of justices 194 

Little pond (Northwood or vicinity), fishing through ice pro- 
hibited for five years 27 

Livermore, line between it and Bartlett established 128 

Loan for use of state 20 

Locations of electric lines, confirmation of 88 

Londonderry, election legalized 119 

fishing through ice prohibited for five years in all 

ponds , 28 

Long pond (Lempster, Northwood, Stoddard), fishing through 

ice prohibited for five years 27 

Loon island, appropriation for lighting lighthouse on 104 

Louis Bell post. No. 3, G. A. E., Manchester may appropriate for 

rent of armory 125 

Lowell & Suburban Street Railway Company may take lease of 

Nashua Street Railway 167 

Lumber, lien for sawing 7 

Lunacy, commission of, limitation of expense of persons sup- 
ported at New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane by order of . . 90 

McCoLLOM Institute, tmstees of, charter 176 

Majority, when not required 76 

Manchester Bank, charter amended 172 

Children's Home, charter 157 

city of, appropriation for rent of armories of G. A. 

R. posts 125 

semi-centennial celebra- 
tion 117 

charter amended 196 

election and term of officers 172 

fees to be paid to 204 

re-funding authorized 120 

water-loan bonds 120 

Sash & Blind Company 128 

Marking shelves or compartments, for voting 74 

use of 75 



230 Index. [1897. 

Marriage notices of non-residents 18 

Marshall pond (Unity), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 23 

Mascoma Electric Light and Gas Company, charter amended.., 151 

Light, Heat, and Power Company, charter amended.. 151 

Masonic Orphans' Home, charter amended 145 

Mayor of city may grant permits for riding of bicycles at any 

speed, under certain circumstances 90 

nominations for 70 

M. D., title of, not to be used without authority 52 

Medical examiners 52 

Memorial Day, patriotic exercises in schools may be any day in 

week of 16 

Meredith village fire district may increase amount of bonds. . . . 155 

Merriam lake, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 28 

Merrimack county, names changed by probate court 93 

River Heat, Light, and Power Company, charter 1G5 

Metcalf, H. H., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Miles, Edward L., appropriation in favor of 106 

Militia, appropriation for 41 

Miller, John R., appropriation in favor of 110 

Minor children, adoption of, in certain cases 88 

support of, at county almshouses 87 

to be provided with homes 87 

Moderator of school district, plurality elects 61 

Monadnock House, exemption from taxation legalized 141 

Money in hands of trustee or assignee in insolvency and un- 
claimed, provision for 10 

!Monroe, part of Bath annexed to 137 

Moose protected 8, 12, 31 

Morrison, Susie R., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Mortgages, railroad may make to secure bonds 62 

street railway may make to secure bonds 63 

Moses, G. H., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Mud pond (Stoddard), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Mules, taxation of 84 

Muskrats protected 8 

Nails or tacks not to be placed in highways, etc 51 

Names changed : 

Austin, Flint & Day Company to Manchester Sash & Blind 

Company 128 

by courts of probate 92 

Court Concord, No. 7400, Ancient Order Foresters of America, 

to Court Concord, No. 4, Foresters of America 118 

Court Rockingham, No. 7539, Ancient Order Foresters of Amer- 
ica, to Court Rockingham, No. 6, Foresters of America 154 

First Congregational Society in Derry to The Central Congre- 
gational Society in Derry 181 

First Congregational Society of Wilton to First Unitarian 

Congregational Society of Wilton Center 161 

Laconia and Lake Village Water-Works to Laconia Water 

ComxDany 150 

Portsmouth Gas-Light Company to The Portsmouth Gas, Elec- 
tric Light and Power Company 158 

Weston & Hill Company to James W. Hill Company 117 

Nashua, charter amended 177, 195 

Street Railway may lease to Lowell & Suburban Street 

Railway Co., and part of location may be abandoned 167 

suburban cemeteries, trustees for 191 

Telegraph Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of.. 110 

Nason, Edward M., appropriation in favor of HI 

National Guard, appropriation for 41 

Neat stock, taxation of ^^ 

Newbury, sanitary district in 13 



1897.] 



Index. 231 



New England Live Stock Insurance Company : 

license to do business in this state may be granted 207 

revocation of license 208 

shall deposit certain funds 207 

Newfields may contract with Newfields Electric Light, Heat, 

and Power Co 203 

Electric Light, Heat, and Power Company, charter. . 203 
New Hampshire Asylum for the Insane : 

auditing of trustees' accounts 83 

conveyances to be made to state 99 

investments and changes to be approved bv governor and coun- 
cil '. 83 

limitation of expense for persons removed by commission of 

lunacy 90 

plans and estimates to be approved by governor and council. . 83 

title to property 99 

New Hampshire Bible Society, charter amended 14G 

New Hampshire College of Agriculture and the Mechanic .\rts : 

approiiriations in favor of 96, 97 

exempt from taxation 64 

New Hamjishire Democratic Press Co., appropriation in favor of 110 

National Guard, appropriation for 41 

Newmarket Electric Light, I'ower, and Heat Company : 

charter revived 152 

amended 160 

Newspaper tiles in state library 14 

Newton, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Nichols, John J., appropriation in favor of 110 

Nomination, certificates of 69, 70 

punishment for offenses respecting.. 77 

papers 69, 70 

punishment for offenses respecting 77 

Nominations of candidates for office 69, 70 

Norxual school, appropriation for 103 

North Woodstock Water Companj^, charter 169 

Notes, promissory, no grace on 12 

falling due Sunday or holidaj', when payable 12 

Notice of actions in police courts 57 

Odlin John W., appropriation in favor of 110 

Office, tenure of, of railroad police officers 6 

special police officers 63 

Officers of nation, state, county, town, and ward, election of . . . . 68 

O'Malley, Michael, appropriatioii in favor of 108 

Ordinances respecting use of bicycles, city has no power to pass 90 

Orphans' Home at Concord, charter amended 171 

Otter pond (Sunapee and New London), fishing through ice pro- 
hibited for five years 28 

Overseers of the poor, duties with respect to minor children. ... 87 

Oxen, taxation of 34 

Pamphlet Laws, See Session Laws. 

Papers, nomination 09, 70 

punishment for offenses respecting 77 

Parks of railroads and street railways 44 

regulations concerning riding of bicycles in 89 

Party, political, nominations b,y caucuses and conventions of.. 69, 70 

of candidates, designation of, on ballots 71 

Passes for travel on railroad S5 

Pauper settlement in town not valid unless wholly gained within 

ten years 28 

Paupers, expense of state for, at New Hampshire Asylum for 

the Insane, limited 90 

Pearson, H. C, appropriation in favor of Ill 

Peddlers, provisions as to licensing 65 



232 Index. [1897. 

Pension of disabled fireman 45 

Peterborough & Shirley Eailroad, repeal of act for special com- 
missioner 48 

Petition, nomination by 69 

Phalen, Frank L., appropriation in favor of 110 

Pheasants protected 5 

Physicians, licensing and registration of 53 

provisions as to obtaining bodies to use for advance- 
ment of anatomical science 25 

Pierce, George E., appropriation in favor of 110 

Place, George A., appropriation in favor of 110 

Plaistow, fishing through ice i^rohibited for five years 27 

Pleasant pond (Francestown), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 27 

(New London), landlocked salmon, brook trout, 

and aureolus protected 29 

Plummer, Edward, appropriation in favor of 110 

Plurality to elect in certain cases 76 

Poles of electric companies, appeal from selectmen 10 

assessment of damages therefrom. . 78 

confirmation of locations 88 

Police courts, jurisdiction of 21 

judgment on default after notice 57 

notice of actions 57 

officers, railroad, to hold till appointment revoked 6 

special, tenure of ofiice 63 

Political party, nominations by caucuses and conventions of . . . . 69, 70 

of candidates, designation of, on ballots 71 

Polling places or booths, for voting 74 

use of 75 

Pollution of sources of ice supply, protection against 82 

Pool tables, license fee for summer hotels, etc 32 

Policies, See Insurance. 

Poor, overseers of the, duties with respect to minor children. . . 87 

Portsmouth, hours of check-list sessions 159 

may take Puddle Dock. 162 

Gas, Electric Light and Power Compan}^ 158 

Gas-Light Companj^ name changed to Portsmouth 
Gas, Electric Light and 

Power Company 158 

charter amended 158 

Precinct, See Fire precinct. 

Presidential electors, election of 68 

Presler A. W., appropriation in favor of 110 

Prison, See State prison. 

Probate court, disposition of unclaimed money 10 

to be held at Sanbornville 10 

judge of, Rockingham county, salary raised 49 

register of, Eockingham county, salary raised 49 

{See also Insolvencj', insolvent estates.) 

Promissory notes, no grace on 12 

falling due Sunday or holiday, when jjayable 12 
Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hampshire, charter 

amended 134 

Province lake (Effingham), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five 3'ears 28 

Provincial records of courts to be kept in state library' 47 

Public places, articles likely to injure feet not to be placed in. . 51 

schools. See School. 
Public Statutes amended, etc.: 

chapter 5, section 1. publication of Session Law« 81 

10, section 33, expense of jiaupers removed to insane 

asylum 90 

21, section 4, boundary line between Belknap and Car- 
roll counties 197 

" 23, section 25, check-list sessions in Portsmouth 159 



1897.] 



Index. 



233 



Public Statutes amended, etc., continued: 
chapter 24, sections 10-12, county auditors. 
25, sect^ion 4, returns of votes 



33 
34 



35 
36 
37 
38 
40 

43 
55 

67 
68 

73 

78 

81 

81 

81 

83 

86 

90 

91 

109 

114 

130 

130 

131 

132 

133 

136 

156 

160 

162 

174 
183 
184 
189 
192 

201 
202 

222 
248 
249 
267 
278 
286 



elections 

sections 15, 16, preservation and inspection of bal- 
lots 

section 2, return of votes 

section 4, 7, return of votes 

section 2, return of votes 

section 2, return of votes 

section 4, objects for which town may appropriate 
money 

sections 25, 40, health officers 

section 7, divisions 8, 9, taxation 

highways for winter use 

section 10, town may have jury trial on damages by 
laying out of highway 

highway agents 

section 2, guideboards 

section 6, damages from electric wires or poles. . . . 

section 9, location of electric lines 

section 18, confirmation of electric locations 

section 6, pauper settlements 

aid to indigent deaf and dumb persons 

section 15, school district elections 

schoolhouses 

section 1, swamp lands 

licenses of billiard tables, etc 

sections 4, 5, closing of waters against fishing.... 

section 16, screens in public waters 

sections 1, 3, 4, 5, game laws, quadrupeds 

sections 2, 9, game laws, birds 

section 4, game laws, birds 

sections 1, 3, 4, advancement of anatomical science 

section 4, capital of railroads 

46, railroad bonds and mortgages 

section 5, free transportation by railroad 

29, railroad police officers 

sections 8, 9, reports to and by bank commissioners 

section 5, marriage notices 

section 1, residence of register of probate 

section 4, places for holding probate courts 

section 1, inventory of savings bank deposit 

section 2, insolvent commissioner's notice and re- 
port 

section 28, allowance to insolvent debtor 

days of grace, etc 

sections 4, 5, notice and proceedings in police court 

section 8, jurisdiction of police courts 

section 1, special police officers 

sections 2, 3, 9, cruelty to animals 

section 15, age of consent 

sections 14, 15, salaries 

section 17, salary 

Puddle Dock declared a nuisance 

may be taken by Portsmouth 

Eabbits protected 

Eaccoons protected 

Railroad commissioners, duties with respect to increase of stock 

or bonds 

repeal of acts providing for special 

parks 

police officers to hold till appointment revoked 

stocks and bonds provisions as to increase of 

Bailroads, capital of, reduction of requisite amount 

may make mortgages to secure bonds 



84 
23 

77 

80 
23 
23 
23 
23 

22 
37 
3i 

85 

15 
59 
17 
78 
17 
83 
28 
98 
61 
58 
91 
32 
46 

9 

8 
8,9 

9 

24, 25 

60 

62 

85 

6 
67 
18 
11 
16 
51 

24 
29 
12 
57 
21 
63 
21 
30 
49 
42 
162 
162 

8 
8 

19 
48 
44 
6 
19 
60 
62 



234 Index. [1897. 

Railroads, passes on 85 

(»S'ee street railways.) 
Eecords in office of secretary of state, appropriation for index- 
ing 104 

of provincial courts to be kept in state library 47 

Regents of state boards of medical examiners .'iS 

Register of probate, residence of 11 

Rockingham county, salary raised 49 

soldiers and sailors of New Hampshire in War of 

Rebellion, sale of 95 

Registration of physicians and surgeons 52 

Repairs of state prison, appropriation for 81 

Reporter, state, duties with respect to publicatioli of laws and 

compensation therefor 81 

Reports of bank commissioners 67 

county auditors 84 

departments 14 

medical examiners 54, 55 

treasiirers of institutions under bank commissioners 67 

Representatives in congress, election of 6S 

to the general court, election of 68 

Republican Press Association, appropriation in favor of 110 

Resignation of candidate for office 70 

Return of votes 23 

Richardson, Fred P., appropriation in favor of 110 

Richmond, Edwin F., appropriation in favor of 108 

Riley, Moses F., homestead annexed to union school district in 

Bath 206 

Roads, See Highways. 

Robie, Calvin, appropriation in favor of 110 

Robinson, A. H., appropriation in favor of Ill 

Rochester, charter amended 182 

may extend water pipes to Lebanon, Maine 184 

Rockingham county, names changed by probate court 92 

salary of judge and register of probate.. 49 

Round pond (Barrington), fishing and bathing prohibited 59 

Rumney, vote legalized 186 

Sailors may buy revised register of soldiers and sailors of New 

Hampshire in War of Rebellion for three dollars 95 

Salaries of judge and register of probate, Rockingham county.. 49 

solicitor, Hillsborough county 42 

Salem, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Sales by hawkers and peddlers 65 

itinerant vendors 38, 40 

Salmon, landlocked, not protected in certain cases 9 

jDrotected in Pleasant pond (New London) 

and tributaries 29 

Sanborn's pond (Gilmanton), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 27 

Sanbornville, probate court to be held at 16 

Sandown, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Sanitary district in Newbury established 13 

Savings bank, bond of treasurer, if also cashier of national bank 61 

deposits, how to be inventoried by administrator 51 
charters : 

Cheshire County Savings Bank of Keene 189 

Gi-anite Savings Bank of Milford 187 

Sawing lumber, lien for 7 

School board, majority required to elect 61 

in city, powers with respect to schoolhouses and 

lots , 58 

district, union, in Bath, homestead annexed 206 

No. 20, in Concord, boundary of street lig'hting 

precinct 134 

homestead annexed 153 



1897.] 



Index. 236 



School district, union, of Concord, exempt from chap. 65.... 58 

homestead disannexed. . . . 206 

No. 1, in Jackson, made a special school district 135 

union, of Keene, exempt from chap. 65 58 

union, No. 1, of Lancaster, Lancivster Academy 

may unite with.. 126 
powers granted.... 154 
districts, collection of taxes in part of another town an- 
nexed for school purposes 24 

elections in 61 

special, exempt from Laws 1893, chap. 72, sect. 6 24 
house lot in city to be selected and purchased by school 

board after appropriation by city councils 53 

plans for erection or alteration in city to be ap- 
proved by school board 58 

state industrial, apjiropriation for 107 

normal, appropriation for 103 

Schools, public, patriotic exercises to be held during week in 

which Memorial Day falls 16 

Science, anatomical, amendment of laws for advancement of 25 

Secretary of state : 

appropriation for indexing records in office of 104 

duties with respect to elections 69-73, 79, 80 

licenses to hawkers and peddlers 65, 66 

itinerant vendors 38-41 

Second Orthodox Congregational Society of Nashua, charter... 168 
Selectmen, construction and repair of highways and bridges to 

be under direction of 59 

may accept and protect trees 3G 

grant permits for riding of bicycles at any 

speed under certain circumstances 90 

to fence public burial places 50 

Senators, election of 68 

Service of writs of police courts 57 

Session laws, ijublication of 81 

Session Laws amended, etc.: 

1812, December 1, New Hampshire Bible Society 146 

1826, June 24, Baptist Convention of the State of New Hamp- 

Hampshire 140 

1841, chapter 6 (private), section 3, special railroad commis- 
sioner 48 

1846, July 10, trustees of Protestant Episcopal Church in New 

Hampshire 134 

1850, chapter 1045, Portsmouth Gas Light Company 153 

1051, trustees of McCollom Institute 176 

1853, chapter 1404, Nashua 177 

section 27, Nashua 195 

1858, chapter 2161, section 5, special railroad commissioner... 48 

1874, chapter 168, Orphans' Home at Concord 171 

1876, chapter 137, school district No. 20 street lighting pre- 
cinct in Concord 134 

1881, chapter 225, Manchester Bank 172 

242, water-works in Eochester 184 

1883, chapter 86, indexing records in office of secretary of state 104 

1883, chapter 194, Masonic Orphans" Home 145 

240, Laconia & Lake Village Water-Works 150 

1885, chapter 177, American Typographic Company 146 

1887, chapter 247, Portsmouth Gas-Light Company 158 

1889, chapter 5, lease, union, or purchase of railroad 20 

190, Consolidated Light and Power Company 129 

1891, chapters 3, 4, increase of capital by certain railroads 20 

chapter 7, sections 6, 8, department reports and files of 

newspapers 1* 

241, section 14, salary of mayor of Eochester 182 

sections 20-22, schools in Eochester 182 



236 



Index. 



[1897. 



Session Laws, etc., continued: 

1891, chapter 263, section 1, water-works in Eochester 184 

282, Newmarket Electric Light, Power, and Heat 

Company 152, 160 

288, section 1, Mascoma Light, Heat, and Power 

Company 151 

1893, chapter 8, third judicial district in county of Grafton. . . 63 
section 1, disposition of unclaimed money on 

settlement of estates 10 

bounty on hawks 7 

section 3, construction and repair of high- 
ways 59 

section 6, parts of towns annexed to adjoin- 
ing towns for school purposes 24 

section 8, administrator's inventory of sav- 
ings bank deposit 51 

section 2, wards of Somersworth 121 

Consolidated Light and Power Company 129 

section 6, Meredith village fire district 155 

section 6, street commissioners in Nashua. . 195 

section 2, voluntary corporations 43 

section 1, patriotic exercises in schools 16 

section 5, state library 14 

section 3, street railways 48 

municipal bonds act 127 

building and loan associations 50 

section 1, casualty insurance companies 32 

ornamental and shade trees in highways .... 86 

section 1, taxation 34 

section 2 ,bond of treasurer of savings bank. . 61 
sections 1, 3, 8, education and maintenance of 

dependent minor children 87 

jurisdiction of police courts 21 

bridge across Sawyer's river 103 

section 24, check-list sessions in Portsmouth 159 

section 14, water- works in Chester 194 

Mascoma Light, Heat, and Power Company.. 151 

section 1, park commissioners in Nashua. . . . 177 

1897, chapter 10, moose, caribou, and deer 31 

Settlement of probate accounts, disposition of unclaimed money 10 
Settlement of pauper in town invalid unless wholly gained 

within ten years 23 

Sewage, protection against, in sources of ice supply 82 

Shade trees in highways, appropriation for protection of 86 

Sharp-tail grouse protected 5 

Shelldrakes not protected 8 

Shelves for marking ballots 74 

use of 75 

Sherburne, Horace B., appropriation in favor of 110 

Sidewalks, bicycles and tricycles not to be ridden on 89 

definition of, for purposes of act 89 

what may be included within act, if notice posted. ... 89 

Silsby & Son, appropriation in favor of 110 

Silver Lake Reservoir Company, charter 173 

Smith's pond, fishing regulated 23 

Society for the care of the South Cemetery in Portsmouth, N. H., 

charter 185 

Societies for the prevention of cruelty to animals, agents may 

be authorized to make arrests 22 

Soldiers may buy revised register of soldiers and sailors of New 

Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion for three dollars 95 

Soldiers' Home fund 97 

Solicitor of Hillsborough county, salary raised 42 

Somersworth, library 121 

wards changed 121 

Southern judicial district of Grafton county, venue when one 

party is inhabitant of 62 

Special police officers, tenure of office 63 



14 



72 



171 

177 

231 

285 

1895, chapter 1 

13 

24 

27 

43 

80 

81 

85 

101 

114 

116 



117 
152 
183 
204 
222 
241 



1897.] Index. 237 

Special railroad commissioners, repeal of acts providing' for.... 48 
school districts exemj)t from Laws 1893, chapter 72, sec- 
tion 6 24 

Specimens, collecting of for certain purposes permitted, under 

fish and game laws 9 

Squam lake, appropriations for buoys in 105 

Squares, regulation concerning riding of bicycles and tricycles 

in 89 

Squaw cove (Sandwich), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Squirrels, gray, protected 8 

Stacy pond (Stoddard), fishing through ice prohibited for five 

years 28 

Stark Mills, charter amended 203 

State board of charities and correction, duties and powers with 

respect to minor chil- 
dren and their adop- 
tion 87, 88 

inspection of institu- 
tions 88 

secretary of state board 
of health to be a mem- 
ber 88 

health, secretary to be a member of state board 

of charities and correction 88 

boards of medical examiners 52 

campground, appropriation for 41 

industrial school, appropriation for 107 

institutions, charitable and correctional, inspection of . . . . 88 

library, administration of 14 

expenditure limited 14 

sale of revised register of soldiers and sailors of 

New Hampshire in the War of the Rebellion 95 

shelving and furniture to be deemed incidentals of 14 

licenses of hawkers and peddlers 62 

itinerant vendors 3S 

physicians and surgeons 52 

loan 20 

may take land for purposes of fish culture 26 

normal school, appropriation for 103 

prison, appropriation for library 80 

repairs 81 

salary of chaplain 80 

provision for deficiency of income 80 

reporter, duties with respect to publication of laws and 

compensation therefor 81 

secretary of. See Secretary of state. 

tax, assessment and collection of, for 1898 and 1899 78 

treasurer relieved 33 

duties with respect to unclaimed money 10 

Statutes, See Public Statutes amended, Session Laws amended. 

Stearns, Henry B., appropriation in favor of 110 

Stewart, J. M., & Sons Co., appropriation in favor of 110 

Stock, increase of, by railroads 19 

neat, taxation of 34 

trespassing in public burial places, owner liable 50 

Strafford count 3% names changed by probate court 92 

Stratford, vote legalized 199 

Street railway companies may make mortgage to secure bonds. . 63 

parks 44 

capital of 48 

Streets, articles likely to injure feet not to be placed in 51 

regulations concerning riding of bicycles and tricycles 

in 89 

Sullivan county, names changed by probate court 94 

Sunapee lake, appropriation for lighting lighthouse on Loon 

island and for buovs 104 



238 Index. [1897. 

Suncook pond (Northwood), fishing through ice prohibited for 

five years 27 

Superintendent of county farm, auditing of accounts of 84 

public instruction to be regent of state board 

of medical examiners 53 

Supreme court to appoint county auditors 84 

venue when one party is inhabitant of southern 

judicial district of Grafton county 62 

Surgeons, licensing and registration of 52 

provisions as to obtaining bodies to use for advance- 
ment of science 23 

Survival of actions 36 

Swamp land, draining or filling of, for advancement of agri- 
culture 91 

Tacks or nails ,not to be placed in highways, etc 51 

Tax, state, assessment and collection of, for 1898 and 1899 78 

Taxation of horses, asses, mules, oxen, cows, and other neat 

stock 34 

(See Exemption.) 
Taxes, collection of, for school purposes, in part of town an- 
nexed to school district in another town 24 

Telegraph lines, api)eal from selectmen's decision 17 

assessment of damages 78 

confirmation of locations 88 

Telephone lines, appeal from selectmen's decision 17 

assessment of damages 78 

confirmation of locations 88 

Tenure of office of railroad police officers 6 

sjiecial police officers 63 

Tie vote, provision in case of 76 

Times Publishing Co., appropriation in favor of 110 

Tires, rubber, injurious articles not to be placed in highways, 

etc 51 

Todd's pond (Bradford and Newbury), fishing through ice pro- 
hibited for five years 27 

Torr, Charles W., appropriation in favor of 110 

Town boards of health 37 

failure to maintain guide-boards 17 

limitation of right to make by-law or regulation re- 
specting use of bicycles and tric.vcles 90 

license fees of hawkers and peddlers 66 

itinerant vendors 39 

may adopt chap. 78 (relating to caucuses and elections) . . 70 

be trvistee of cemetery 10 

object to commissioners' award of highway damages 

and have trial by jury 15 

pension disabled fireman 43 

not liable for support of pauper, unless settlement wholly 

gained within ten years 23 

officers, election of 68 

selectmen may accept and protect trees 36 

of Bartlett, line between it and Livermore 128 

Bath, part annexed to Monroe 137 

Berlin incorporated as a city 112 

Dalton, election legalized 119 

Dunbarton, election and votes legalized 199 

Franconia, proceedings legalized 207 

Greenville, appropriation legalized 184 

Holderness, vote legalized 118 

Lebanon, contract authorized 130 

Lisbon, police court 194 

Livermore, line between it and Bartlett 123 

Londonderry, election legalized 119 

Monroe, part of Bath annexed 137 

Newbury, sanitary district in 13 



1897.] Index. 239 

Town of Newfields, contract authorized 202 

llumney, vote legalized 186 

Stratford, vote legalized 199 

Warner, contract authorized 175 

Waterville, school money 143 

Whitefield, contract authorized 200 

Woodstock, contract authorized 170 

For provisions about fishing through the ice in speci- 
fied towns, See 27 

Traps not to be set on others' land 43 

Treasurer of county, auditing of accounts S4 

savings bank, bond of, if also cashier of national 

bank 61 

school district, majority required to elect 61 

Trees, ornamental and shade, appro^jriation for protection of.. 86 

selectmen may accept and jjrotect 36 

Ti'icycles, use regulated 89 

Trout protected 35 

in Pleasant pond (New London) and tributaries 29 

Trustee of cemetery, town or city may be 10 

unclaimed money in hands of 10 

Trustees of McCollom Institute, charter 176 

the Protestant Episcopal Church in New Hamp- 
shire, charter amended 134 

Unclaimed money in hands of trustee or assignee in insolvency 10 

Union Publishing Co., apj)ropriation in favor of 110 

school district No. 1 of Lancaster, Lancaster Academy 

may unite with.. 126 

may issue bonds. 154 

take land... 155 

of Concord exemx^ted from chap. 65 58 

Keene exempted from chap. 65 58 

United Gas and Electric Company may buy out Consolidated 

Light and Power Company, issue stock and bonds 129 

Vendors, itinerant 38 

Venue, when part}' is inhabitant of southern judicial district of 

Grafton county 62 

Voluntary' corporations. See Corporations. 

Voters, illiterate, blind, or disabled, assistance to 76 

what, to be allowed within guard-rail 74 

{See Elections.) 
Votes, See Ballots, Elections. 

return of 23 

Voting, manner of 74, 75 

Ward officers, election of 68 

selectmen maj- accept and protect trees 36 

Warner or fire districts may contract with Silver Lake Reservoir 

Co 175 

Water companies, precincts, etc.: 

Bartlett village fire precinct 132 

Water Company 132 

Claremont Water- Works Company 156 

Colebrook Water Company, charter 148 

Hartford W^ater Company 130 

Laconia & Lake Village Water Works 150 

Water Company 150 

Meredith village fire district 155 

North Woodstock Water Company, charter. ., 169 

Rochester 184 

Silver Lake Reservoir Company, charter 173 

from which ice is taken, protection of 842 

rights, state may take for purposes of fish culture 26 

Waters, public, placing of screens in 9 



^U, 



24a Index. [1897. 

Waterville, need not assess school money when no resident 

scholars 143 

Webster lake, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 27 

Welch, Laura J., appropriation in favor of 110 

Wentworth lake, fishing prohibited 23 

West Derry Sewerage Association, charter 141 

Weston & Hill Company, name changed to James W. Hill Com- 
pany 117 

Whitcomb, William F., appropriation in favor of 110 

Whitefield Electric Light Company, charter 200 

may contract with Whitefield Electric Light Co 200 

Wild deer protected 8, 12, 31 

Willey, John H., appropriation in favor of 110 

Willoughby, James H., appropriation in favor of 109 

Windham, fishing through ice prohibited for five years 37 

Winnipesaukee Gas and Electric Light Company, Laconia Elec- 
tric Lighting Co. may buy out 165 

lake, appropriation for buoys and lights in 101, 105 

islands annexed 198 

river, fishing through ice in certain waters con- 
nected with, prohibited for five years 27 

Winter highway may be laid out 85 

Wires of electric companies, appeal from selectmen's decision. . 17 

assessment of damages 78 

confirmation of locations 88 

Wolfeborough village, fire precinct of, may furnish electric 

lights 178 

raise or borrow 

money 179 

Woman's Hospital Aid Association of Concord, property exempt 

from taxation 140 

Women, age of consent raised 31 

Woodstock may contract with North Woodstock Water Co. or 

lease or buy works 170 

Woodward, John, appropriation in favor of 110 

Writs in police court, service of 57 



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A fine of Two Cents will be charged for each day the 
book is kept overtime.